Movies like Diamonds of the Night

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Diamonds of the Night (1964)
 7.4
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Diamonds of the Night (1964)
Original name: Démanty noci
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 67 min.
Story: Diamonds in the night is the tense, brutal story of two Jewish boys who escape from a train transporting them from one concentration camp to another. Ultimately, they are hunted down by a group of old, armed home-guardists. The film goes beyond the themes of war and anti-Nazism and concerns itself with man's struggle to preserve human dignity.
Style: no music, cinema verite
Plot: world war two, children in wartime, holocaust, teenager, journey, hunting, jewish, forest, hunter, train, running, gun, hunger, old man, ant, concentration camp, elevator, on the run, hallucination, teenage boy, manhunt, shooting, flash forward, bread, streetcar ...
Place: czechoslovakia, central europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and bleak films with plots about world war two, nazi, holocaust, jewish, concentration camp, against humanity and anti semitism mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like Diamonds of the Night: That Instant, That While (1981), Fanny's Journey (2016), The Island on Bird Street (1997), Son of Saul (2015), The Truce (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
That Instant, That While (1981)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Autumn 1944. A doctor is accused in the collaboration with the Nazis and found guilty...
Plot: taking a bath, uncle nephew relationship, rumor, gunshot, communist, telling a joke, husband wife relationship, crying woman, suicide, ambulance, bullet, nazi occupation ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
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95%
Fanny's Journey (2016)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Fanny is a Jewish girl in a French orphanage in 1943. When she and her friends are no longer safe from the Nazis, they try to flee to Switzerland. After their guide disappears, Fanny has to take the lead and help the other kids make it over the ...
Style: psychological, thought provoking, rough, touching, suspense
Plot: holocaust, little girl, world war two, children, border crossing, sister sister relationship, german soldier, female protagonist, female director, accusation, bank note, baby ...
Time: year 1943
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
The Island on Bird Street (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Denmark, UK, Germany, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Alex is an 11-year old boy who, during WWII, hides in the Jewish ghetto from Nazis after all the relatives have been sent to the concentration camp. The movie portrays the ghetto through his eyes.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, tense
Plot: jewish ghetto, world war two, ghetto, orphan, starvation, jewish, holocaust, children in wartime, wartime life, human spirit, survival, young heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.5
 47K
Son of Saul (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Hungary
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the horror of 1944 Auschwitz, a prisoner forced to burn the corpses of his own people finds moral survival trying to save from the flames the body of a boy he takes for his son.
Style: melancholic, harsh, compassionate, disturbing, macabre ...
Plot: jewish, holocaust, auschwitz, anti semitism, german, world war two, saving a life, concentration camp, courage, tragedy, prisoner, rabbi ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
Place: poland, germany, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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 6.6
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The Truce (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Although liberated from Auschwitz on January 27, 1945, Levi did not reach Turin until October 19 of that year. After spending some time in a Soviet camp for former concentration camp inmates, he embarked on an arduous journey home in the company of ...
Style: captivating, uplifting, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: concentration camp, world war two, holocaust, hopes, refugee, anti semitism, human spirit, wartime life, captivity, danger, life is a bitch, confined ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, post world war two
Place: italy, russia, europe, turin italy, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
The 25th Hour (1967)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Italy, Yugoslavia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A Romanian peasant fights to get back to his family after he's imprisoned by the Nazis.The picture is based on real events. It includes Hungary's government in collaboration with the Nazis, the encroachment of Romania by Stalin's ...
Plot: world war two, jew persecution, ss, arrest, nazi, mix up, nazi concentration camp, concentration camp, signal, gendarme, peasant, recruit ...
Time: 1940s
Place: romania, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 7.5
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The Book Thief (2013)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 131 min.
Story: While subjected to the horrors of WWII Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, a Jewish refuge is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: holocaust, world war two, jewish, human spirit, childhood, nazi germany, against humanity, war, nazi, adoption, life is a bitch, youth ...
Time: 40s, 1930s, 30s, 1940s, 20th century ...
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
...and the Fifth Horseman Is Fear (1965)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Jewish doctor helps a political fugitive during the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia.
Style: neo noir
Plot: blindness, bureaucracy, expressionism, violin, pianist, resistance fighter, rabbit, search, partisan, cyanide, hiding, hiding under a bed ...
Place: czechoslovakia, prague, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Cuckoo in a Dark Forest (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland, Czechoslovakia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in World War 2 as the Germans occupy Czechoslovakia, teenage Emilka's father is murdered by the Nazis, but she is selected for special treatment by virtue of being blonde. She is billeted with the commandant of a concentration camp near the ...
Plot: nazi officer, female protagonist, thief, shooting, piano playing, explosion, death of father, 13 year old, rope, naked in public, beach, chased by a dog ...
Time: 1940s
Place: prague czechoslovakia, prague czech republic, central europe, prague, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.5
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Jakob the Liar (1999)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, France, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In 1944 Poland, a Jewish shop keeper named Jakob is summoned to ghetto headquarters after being caught out after curfew. While waiting for the German Kommondant, Jakob overhears a German radio broadcast about Russian troop movements. Returned to the ...
Style: emotional, gloomy, sincere, humorous, uplifting ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, hopes, starvation, jewish ghetto, survival, ghetto, war, against humanity, anti heroes, heroes, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe, germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Last Train (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, Czech Republic
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A group of people are imprisoned in a rail car bound from Berlin to a concentration camp in 1945.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, bleak, captivating
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, nazism, danger, pow, life is a bitch, war, confined, train travel, gestapo, concentration camp, brutality ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.0
 39
Elysium (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Hungary
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Film about the Holocaust. A Jewish family is allowed to keep the flat they have always lived in and to live a relatively normal life. One day their 10-year old son disappears. He has been sent to a deportation camp which seems like paradise except ...
Plot: world war two, female director, jewish, death of child, medical experiment, nazi, children, boy, concentration camp
Place: hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Carriage to Vienna (1966)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A WW2 story of a young Austrian soldier running from the Russian army and a woman whom he forces to come along in order to save his wounded mate.
Style: dark
Plot: shooting, forest, knife, widow, tree, weapons, woman, wound, burial, cart, wounded, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: czechoslovakia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Voyage of the Damned (1976)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A luxury liner carries Jewish refugees from Hitler's Germany in a desperate fight for survival.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, cruise ship, ship, catastrophe, anti heroes, misfit, against humanity, fugitives, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1939
Place: germany, cuba, europe, latin america, havana cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
My Mother's Courage (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, UK, Austria, Ireland
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The deportation of 4000 Jews from Budapest to Auschwitz in July 1944, as told by George Tabori, and how the narrator's mother escaped it, owing to coincidence, courage and some help from where you'd least expect it.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, disturbing, bleak, serious ...
Plot: hopes, holocaust, concentration camp, deportation, world war two, battles, war, life is a bitch, confined, society, against humanity, escapades ...
Time: 1940s
Place: budapest hungary, berlin germany, budapest, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Last Butterfly (1991)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Czechoslovakia, France, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Stage mime Antoine Moreau is compelled by the Gestapo to put on a performance for the children of Terezin, a "model" concentration camp, to convince the Red Cross observers that the camp is truly what it seems. Reluctant at first, Moreau ...
Style: fairy tale
Plot: oven, mime, red cross, concentration camp, orchestra, gestapo, world war two, ashes, french resistance, nazi propaganda, suicide, dancing ...
Time: 1940s
Place: berlin germany, europe, paris france, czechoslovakia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Passenger (1963)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 62 min.
Story: The last film of Andrzej Munk, who died in a crash during the filming. A German woman on a ship coming back to Europe notices a face of another woman which brings recollections from the past. She tells her husband that she has been an overseer in ...
Plot: auschwitz, prisoner, jewish, brutality, sadism, train, jealousy, female protagonist, polish, cruelty, female prisoner, concentration camp ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.2
 1K
Freedom (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A Gypsy family travels the French roads during the Second World War, followed by Little Claude, a young boy seeking a new family after his parents "left and never returned". Upon reaching a town where they traditionally stop for a few ...
Style: emotional, captivating, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, racism, social differences, life is a bitch, moral dilemma, rebellion, rebelliousness, family in danger, on the run, concentration camp, village ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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The Shop on Main Street (1965)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In a small town in Nazi-occupied Slovakia during World War II, decent but timid carpenter Tono is named "Aryan comptroller" of a button store owned by an old Jewish widow, Rozalie. Since the post comes with a salary and standing in the ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, deportation, dehumanization, against humanity, danger, rescue, human nature, friendship, elderly, misfit ...
Time: year 1942, 1940s
Place: slovakia, europe, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.7
 3K
God on Trial (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In the Jewish tradition of arguing with God, Jewish prisoners in Auschwitz decide to put God on Trial.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, atrocity, legal, world war two, debate, life is a bitch, confined, war crime, injustice, genocide, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, poland, israel, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Adam Resurrected (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, Israel, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Before the war, in Berlin, Adam was an entertainer- cabaret impresario, magician, musician-loved by all until he finds himself in a concentration camp, confronted by Commandant Klein. Adam survives the camp by becoming the Klein's ...
Style: touching, bleak, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: holocaust, nazi, concentration camp, survival, world war two, haunted by the past, against humanity, life is a bitch, mental illness, circus, mental institution, clown ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1940s, 1930s, 30s ...
Place: israel, europe, middle east, germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.2
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Witnesses (2018)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Russia, Belarus, Czech Republic, France, Poland, Israel
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The film tells about the history of the Holocaust through the stories of its unwitting Witnesses.
Style: thought provoking, tense, captivating, disturbing
Plot: holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, ss officer, violin, anti war, german shepherd, nazi, society, shoes, nazi concentration camp, jewish
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.6
 622
My Way Home (1965)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Hungary
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In the final days of World War II, a young Hungarian is making his way home, through countryside full of the debris of war, when he is captures and imprisoned by Russians. Left in the custody of a young Russian soldier, the two youths form a ...
Plot: world war two, train, friendship, wounded soldier, young soldier, villa, female nudity, shooting, male nudity, bolshevik, student, loss of friend ...
Place: hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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The Aryan Couple (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A WWII Drama about a German/Jewish industrialist who, in order to ensure his family's safe passage out of Germany, is forced to hand over his business to the Nazis.
Style: captivating, serious, psychological, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: concentration camp, world war two, holocaust, anti semitism, life is a bitch, undercover, hidden identity, uncover truth, forbidden love, survival, wartime life, moral dilemma ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: switzerland, hungary, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.6
 29
Escapes (1968)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Political prisoners imprisoned in Yugoslavia will try to escape from prison by digging a channel under the ground and join the partisans.
Plot: world war two, sick, hunger, escape, prisoner, girl, prison, rain, cold, traitor, fight, excavation ...
Place: yugoslavia, former yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.3
 10K
In Darkness (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland, Germany, Canada
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A dramatization of one man's rescue of Jewish refugees in the Nazi-occupied Polish city of Lvov. In Darkness tells the true story of Leopold Soha who risks his own life to save a dozen people from certain death. Initially only interested in his ...
Style: disturbing, uplifting, sincere, harsh, suspenseful ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, jewish, atrocity, german, underground, refugee, mistrust, thief, sewer, human spirit, moral dilemma ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 2000s, year 2008 ...
Place: poland, europe, germany, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.2
 90
Hourglass (2007)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Serbia, Hungary
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A story of a Jewish-Hungarian-Serbian family. The plot is centered about trying of an adult son to reconstruct his childhood dream of and memories. Looms, but a sunken world, the central European town with its figures, the way to experiencing deep ...
Plot: childhood memory, mental illness, father, jewish family, investigation, holocaust, ignorance, surrealism, insanity, prosecution, father son relationship, world war two ...
Time: year 1942
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.0
 245
The Only Way (1970)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Denmark, Panama, UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In April 1940, the armies of Nazi Germany invaded Denmark. The Danish government promised peaceful cooperation on the condition that Denmark s Jews remain free. The Nazi s agreed. In October, 1943, the agreement was broken...This is the true and ...
Style: contemplative, captivating, thought provoking, uplifting, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, state affairs, against humanity, heroes, battles, war, confined, military, politics, society, danger ...
Time: 1940s
Place: denmark, sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Reach for Glory (1962)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: During World War II, teenage boys in a small English town are consumed with jingoism and brutal war games, hoping dearly that the war won't end before they can fight in it.
Plot: gay slur, bullying, anti semitism, world war two, cowardice, evacuation, execution, war game, gun, child, british, teenage protagonist ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Liberation of Prague (1977)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Czechoslovakia, East Germany
Duration: 140 min.
Story: On 20th of April 1945 the Soviet army launches its attack on Berlin. The end has come for Nazi Germany and Hitler decides to commit suicide. In Prague K.H. Frank (Nazi Secretary of State and Chief of police in the Protectorate of Bohemia a Moravia) ...
Style: propaganda film
Plot: concentration camp, fascism, communist, red army, world war two, rebellion, russian soldier
Time: year 1945, 1940s
Place: prague, czechoslovakia, prague czechoslovakia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%