Movies like Diamonds of the Night

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Diamonds of the Night (1964)
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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, surrealism, escape, running, hunger, old man, bread, very little dialogue, flashback, little boy, coming of age, social outcast, holocaust, teenager, train, forest, hunting, jewish, hunter, journey, ant, elevator, hallucination, manhunt ...
Place: ussr, czechoslovakia, central europe

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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, jewish, holocaust, concentration camp, death and wartime life mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like Diamonds of the Night: Carriage to Vienna (1966), That Instant, That While (1981), Dara of Jasenovac (2020), Persian Lessons (2020), Son of Saul (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
...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: experimental, surreal, neo noir
Plot: world war two, surrealism, mental disorder, holocaust, hiding place, informant, mental institution, clerk, bullet wound, totalitarianism, nazi occupation, psychiatric patient ...
Place: czechoslovakia, prague, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: world war two, revenge, soldier, burial, tree, forest, wounded, wartime life, horse, death, weapons, wound ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: eastern europe, czechoslovakia
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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: coworker relationship, car accident, gay interest, entrapment, small town, little boy, cousin cousin relationship, being followed, on the run, infertility, anti fascist, hospital ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Dara of Jasenovac (2020)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Serbia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: During the Nazi-occupied Ustasha regime "NDH" in former Yugoslavia during WWII, little girl Dara is sent to the concentration camp complex Jasenovac in Croatia also known as "Balkan's Auschwitz".
Style: suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, thought provoking, touching ...
Plot: concentration camp, world war two, jewish, hospital, execution, war, propaganda, baby, disturbed individual, dead son, starvation, starving child ...
Place: croatia
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Persian Lessons (2020)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Russia, Germany, Belarus
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Occupied France, 1942. Gilles is arrested by SS soldiers alongside other Jews and sent to a camp in Germany. He narrowly avoids sudden execution by swearing to the guards that he is not Jewish, but Persian. This lie temporarily saves him, but Gilles ...
Style: captivating, suspense
Plot: concentration camp, wartime life, world war two, german officer, lie, soldier, jewish, white lie, military, con trick, wartime, historical event ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.4
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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, harsh, disturbing, cerebral ...
Plot: holocaust, jewish, world war two, concentration camp, nazi, anti semitism, courage, tragedy, genocide, prison, brutality, life & death ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
Place: eastern europe, poland, california, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (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, sad, heartbreaking, serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens
Plot: world war two, holocaust, concentration camp, jewish, childhood, nazi, war, friendship, nazism, against humanity, gas chamber, boy ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, poland, europe, berlin germany, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, suspense, touching, rough, thought provoking
Plot: holocaust, world war two, little girl, female protagonist, sister sister relationship, border crossing, children, german soldier, woman, youth, wartime life, jewish ...
Time: year 1943
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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: sincere, gloomy, emotional, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, concentration camp, children, refugee, hopes, escapades, life is a bitch, war, confined, against humanity, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, post world war two
Place: italy, russia, europe, venice, turin italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, nazi, peasant, racism, jew persecution, arrest, ss, recruit, holocaust, concentration camp, jewish, deportation ...
Time: 1940s
Place: hungary, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, tense, bleak
Plot: world war two, jewish ghetto, jewish, holocaust, children in wartime, ghetto, youth, wartime life, orphan, little boy, coming of age, starvation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.5
 135K
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, sad ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing, teens, chick flick
Plot: world war two, holocaust, jewish, nazi, adoption, war, childhood, nazi germany, human spirit, life is a bitch, against humanity, youth ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1941, year 1939 ...
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, bleak, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: holocaust, nazism, world war two, nazi, anti semitism, concentration camp, life is a bitch, pow, gestapo, war, confined, jewish ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.5
 17K
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: light, feel good, splatter, factual, touching ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, jewish, nazi, war, jewish ghetto, lie, radio, russian, death, genocide, lone hero ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: poland, germany, europe, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: children, world war two, nazi, wartime life, piano, good versus evil, selfishness, egoist, bossy woman, bossy wife, egocentrism, incognito ...
Time: 1940s
Place: germany, poland, central europe, prague
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.0
 44
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, death of child, medical experiment, concentration camp, children, nazi, jewish, boy, female director
Place: eastern europe, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: sincere, atmospheric, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, nazi, german, fascism, politics, jewish, dehumanization, deportation, rescue, against humanity ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942
Place: slovakia, israel, eastern europe, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: bleak, disturbing, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, wartime life, concentration camp, hopes, deportation, destiny, human spirit, genocide, family in danger, moral dilemma, anti semitism ...
Time: 1940s
Place: budapest, berlin germany, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: political, twists and turns, intellectual, dramatic, compassionate ...
Plot: world war two, cruise ship, holocaust, jewish, nazi, ship, anti semitism, catastrophe, ocean liner, sea, murder, world politics ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1939
Place: germany, cuba, havana cuba, california, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: world war two, gestapo, mime, jewish, french resistance, orchestra, red cross, concentration camp, children, girl, magician, death of mother ...
Time: 1940s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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, tense, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, atrocity, world war two, genocide, legal, debate, war crime, injustice, confined, life is a bitch, anti semitism ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe, poland, germany, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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: captivating, emotional, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, gypsy, racism, holocaust, moral dilemma, social differences, life is a bitch, family in danger, on the run, rebellion, concentration camp, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.4
 2K
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 ...
Style: experimental, odd
Plot: world war two, auschwitz, female nudity, ship, concentration camp, feminist, wartime life, female protagonist, sadism, brutality, cruise, train ...
Place: eastern europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Adam Resurrected (2008)
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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, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: nazi, holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, survival, haunted by the past, against humanity, life is a bitch, mental illness, circus, clown, patient ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 60s, 1930s, year 1961 ...
Place: europe, israel, middle east, germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Ivan's Childhood (1962)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Poetic journey through the shards and shadows of one boy’s war-ravaged youth.
Style: atmospheric, reflective, meditative, bleak, psychological ...
Audience: kids
Plot: world war two, war, orphan, courage, great patriotic war, anti war, coming of age, man boy relationship, child spy, death, adolescence, innocence lost ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1943
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: suspenseful, psychological, serious, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: concentration camp, world war two, holocaust, genocide, anti semitism, moral dilemma, forbidden love, wartime life, survival, hidden identity, uncover truth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: hungary, switzerland, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.3
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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, harsh, uplifting, sincere, light ...
Plot: holocaust, jewish, survival, world war two, nazi, atrocity, german, war, nudity (full frontal - brief), refugee, thief, underground ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 2000s, year 2008, year 1945
Place: poland, eastern europe, israel, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.6
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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, female nudity, friendship, coming of age, little boy, train, wounded soldier, young soldier, student, bolshevik, loss of friend, male nudity ...
Place: hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Boat Is Full (1981)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Switzerland, West Germany, Austria
Duration: 101 min.
Story: During World War II, Switzerland severely limited refugees: "Our boat is full." A train from Germany halts briefly in an isolated corner of Switzerland. Six people jump off seeking asylum: four Jews, a French child, and a German soldier. ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, bleak, disturbing
Plot: holocaust, world war two, border, refugee, anti semitism, children, ship, passport, racial prejudice, escape attempt, border crossing, train ...
Time: 1940s
Place: switzerland, germany, europe, zurich switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Witnesses (2018)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Russia, Belarus, Czech Republic, France, Poland, Israel, Ukraine
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The film tells about the history of the Holocaust through the stories of its unwitting Witnesses.
Style: tense, thought provoking, captivating, disturbing
Plot: holocaust, ss officer, world war two, concentration camp, anti war, society, german shepherd, nazi, violin, jewish, shoes
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43%