Movies like Diamonds of the Night

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Diamonds of the Night (1964)
 7.5
 2K
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, holocaust, children in wartime, teenager, journey, hunting, forest, hunter, train, running, gun, hunger, old man, ant, concentration camp, elevator, on the run, hallucination, teenage boy, manhunt, shooting, flash forward, bread, streetcar, open ending ...
Place: czechoslovakia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and captivating films with plots about world war two, nazi, holocaust, jewish, concentration camp, against humanity and death mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like Diamonds of the Night: That Instant, That While (1981), The Truce (1997), Carriage to Vienna (1966), The Last Train (2006), Come and See (1985). 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: shooting, fascism, jumping out a window, operating room, coward, boy, scalpel, suicide, doctor, nazi, suicide by gunshot, taking a bath ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
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95%
 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: realistic, serious, captivating, uplifting, bleak ...
Plot: concentration camp, world war two, holocaust, hopes, refugee, society, escapades, confined, war, danger, against humanity, human spirit ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: italy, russia, europe, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: axe, burial, cart, shooting, weapons, wounded, wound, woman, undressing, revenge, tree, forest ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: czechoslovakia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, realistic, serious, bleak, captivating
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, nazism, danger, pow, life is a bitch, confined, war, world war two, concentration camp, brutality, train ride ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Come and See (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 142 min.
Story: The invasion of a village in Byelorussia by German forces sends young Florya into the forest to join the weary Resistance fighters, against his family's wishes. There he meets a girl, Glasha, who accompanies him back to his village. On ...
Style: bleak, rough, thought provoking, serious, surreal ...
Plot: against humanity, atrocity, genocide, world war two, war crime, holocaust, occupation, surrealism, military, anti war, survival, war ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: russia, europe, soviet union, germany, poland
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63%
 7.3
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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, realistic, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: racism, world war two, holocaust, social differences, moral dilemma, life is a bitch, on the run, family in danger, rebellion, rebelliousness, concentration camp, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Cuckoo in a Dark Forest (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland, Czechoslovakia
Duration: 94 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: dog, on the run, sex standing up, piano playing, riding a bicycle, soldier, sea, crying woman, taking a photograph, bullying, coming of age, doctor ...
Time: 1940s
Place: prague, prague czechoslovakia, prague czech republic, central europe, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, signal, holocaust, concentration camp, nazi concentration camp, nazi, arrest, deportation, jewish, volunteer ...
Time: 1940s
Place: hungary, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 7.5
 44K
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, compassionate, disturbing, harsh, dramatic ...
Plot: jewish, auschwitz, concentration camp, holocaust, anti semitism, german, world war two, saving a life, crematorium, courage, tragedy, prisoner ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
Place: poland, california, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When his family moves from their home in Berlin to a strange new house in Poland, young Bruno befriends Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the fence where everyone seems to be wearing striped pajamas. Unaware of Shmuel's fate as a ...
Style: emotional, touching, heartbreaking, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holocaust, jewish, world war two, concentration camp, friendship, against humanity, childhood, nazi, nazi germany, wartime life, nazism, young heroes ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, poland, europe, berlin germany, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.6
 590
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, villa, friendship, wounded soldier, young soldier, train, male nudity, statue, student, female nudity, bolshevik, loss of friend ...
Place: hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: serious, realistic, bleak, tense
Plot: world war two, ghetto, orphan, jewish ghetto, starvation, holocaust, wartime life, human spirit, survival, child in peril, confined, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: hopes, deportation, holocaust, concentration camp, world war two, anti semitism, society, war, military, confined, against humanity, danger ...
Time: 1940s
Place: hungary, budapest hungary, berlin germany, budapest
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.6
 15K
Jakob the Liar (1999)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Hungary, USA
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: uplifting, gloomy, humorous, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, hopes, starvation, survival, ghetto, war, heroes, against humanity, anti heroes, misfit, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe, germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, anti semitism, cruise ship, ship, catastrophe, cruise, anti hero, family in danger, rescue, anti heroes, society ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: germany, cuba, europe, latin america, havana cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.7
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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, serious, disturbing, bleak, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, atrocity, legal, world war two, debate, confined, life is a bitch, injustice, war crime, genocide, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, poland, germany, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Last Butterfly (1991)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Czechoslovakia, France, UK
Duration: 106 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: song, world war two, concentration camp, orchestra, gestapo, red cross, mime, oven, ashes, french resistance, nazi propaganda, balcony ...
Time: 1940s
Place: berlin germany, paris france, czechoslovakia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.6
 125K
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: emotional, touching, sentimental, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: jewish, holocaust, world war two, nazi germany, human spirit, nazi, against humanity, adoption, childhood, life is a bitch, youth, family secret ...
Time: 40s, 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 6.7
 26
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, communist, sick, traitor, fight, sergeant, prisoner, escape, political prisoner, cold, hunger, breasts ...
Place: former yugoslavia, yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.2
 86
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: holocaust, flashback, world war two, childhood memory, nazi occupation, father, investigation, mental illness, insanity, prosecution, surrealism, jewish family ...
Time: year 1942
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.1
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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, bleak, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, war, state affairs, against humanity, heroes, confined, danger, battles, military, politics, society ...
Time: 1940s
Place: denmark, europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: bullying, world war two, cowardice, anti semitism, gay slur, war game, evacuation, execution, child, gun, teenage boy, summary execution ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: communist, rebellion, concentration camp, world war two, fascism, red army, russian soldier
Time: year 1945, 1940s
Place: prague, czechoslovakia, prague czechoslovakia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, contemplative, realistic, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, nazi, survival, world war two, against humanity, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, mental illness, circus, mental institution, clown ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1930s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: israel, europe, middle east, germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, danger, against humanity, rescue, deportation, dehumanization, friendship, human nature, store, misfit ...
Time: year 1942, 1940s
Place: slovakia, europe, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.2
 33
Elysium (1986)
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, death of child, nazi, medical experiment, concentration camp, children, boy, jewish
Place: hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Quality of Mercy (1994)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: It is the beginning of 1945 during WW2 in former Austria. 500 Russian prisoners of war who have refused to fight on the side of the Germans against their country were moved to the concentration camp in Mauthausen awaiting execution. They decide to ...
Plot: execution, war crime, resistance, nazi, manhunt, prisoner, escape, death, world war two, male nudity, murder, russian soldier ...
Place: austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Man from the Oak Forest (1964)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An ex-servant becomes a lonely Shepard, killer hidden in the mountain woods during wartime. Under disguise of a black marketeer, a woman from the town maintains steady connection between the town and mountain, and organizes a resistance movement. ...
Style: epic
Plot: world war two, resistance, forest, mountain, criminal, outlaw, loneliness, village, murder, boy, bell, fear ...
Time: year 1941
Place: serbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.5
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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, ship, nazi, children, world war two, female protagonist, brutality, dog, war crime, shoah, victim, female prisoner ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.4
 4K
Sobibor (2018)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Russia, Germany, Lithuania, Poland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Based on the true story, international historical project “Sobibor” is dedicated to the heroism of the Soviet o cer Alexander Pechersky. During the great Patriotic war, being in a Nazi concentration camp Sobibor he managed to do the impossible ...
Style: rough, based on true events, factual, suspenseful
Plot: nazi germany, world war two, escape, holocaust survivor, concentration camp, killings, holocaust, concentration camp survivor, nazi, female nudity, russian, genocide ...
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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