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Dresden (2006)
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Dresden (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 176 min.
Story: At a Dresden hospital in 1945, nurse Anna Mauth (Felicitas Woll) cares for badly injured British pilot Robert Newman (John Light), whom Anna believes to be a German deserter. As Allied forces close in, Anna grows close to Robert despite her engagement to Dr. Alexander Wenninger (Benjamin Sadler). The gripping historical romance won a 2006 German Television Award.
Style: tense, touching, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: world war two, war, bombing, survival, military, love affair, moral dilemma, wartime life, behind enemy lines, romance, fall in love, military life, hospital, love, nazi, assault, soldier, love and romance, sea disaster, fire, cold weather, torture victim, anti war, danger, gory ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: germany, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and touching films with plots about war, world war two, soldier, wartime life, military, military life and danger mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres. Some movies like Dresden: Suite Française (2014), A Soldier's Tale (1989), Franz + Polina (2006), Stalingrad (1993), El Alamein - The Line of Fire (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Suite Française (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK, France, Canada, Belgium, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: France, 1940. In the first days of occupation, beautiful Lucile Angellier is trapped in a stifled existence with her controlling mother-in-law as they both await news of her husband: a prisoner of war. Parisian refugees start to pour into their ...
Style: emotional, captivating, realistic, romantic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, forbidden love, war, nazi occupation, german soldier, german officer, fall in love, love and romance, wartime life, nazi officer, nazi occupied france, adultery ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940, 18th century, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, ireland, england ...
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A Soldier's Tale (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the days following the D-Day invasion in Normandy, France, a British platoon leader named Saul (Gabriel Byrne) and his corporal (Paul Wyett) reach an isolated farmhouse and encounter a beautiful French girl named Belle (Marianne Basler). Love ...
Style: realistic, emotional, tense, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, soldier, love affair, romance, war, love and romance, couples, impossible love, unfulfilled love, woman in danger, wartime life, love ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: france, europe, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Franz + Polina (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A sad story of love between German soldier Franz and Russian girl Polina.
Style: exciting, touching, captivating, suspense
Plot: world war two, deserter, german soldier, ss, occupation, military, soldier, tragic love, relationships, male female relationship, war, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Stalingrad (1993)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 134 min.
Story: "Stalingrad" follows the progress of a German Platoon through the brutal fighting of the Battle of Stalingrad. After having half their number wiped out and after being placed under the command of a sadistic Captain, the Lieutenant of the ...
Style: realistic, rough, gloomy, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, war, survival, german, nazism, russian, soldier, wehrmacht, eastern front, starvation, battles, military life ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, year 1943, 20th century
Place: russia, germany, poland, east germany, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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El Alamein - The Line of Fire (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: War seen through the eyes of Serra, a university student from Palermo who volunteers in 1942 to fight in Africa. He is assigned to the Pavia Division on the southern line in Egypt. Rommel and the Axis forces are bogged down; it's October, the ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, captivating, sincere
Plot: world war two, war, battles, soldier, military, friendship, wartime life, military life, british army, behind enemy lines, introspection, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, 20th century
Place: middle east, egypt, africa, alexandria egypt, libya ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
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Resistance (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The epic tale of an American reconnaissance pilot downed in occupied Belgium at the height of World War II. Hidden by resistance fighters, the pilot falls in love with the wife of the man who will save him. When their affair is exposed, an act of ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspense
Plot: world war two, resistance movement, pilot, betrayal, wartime life, love triangle, forbidden love, military, soldier, fall in love, love affair, infidelity ...
Time: year 1945, year 1944
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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4 Days in May (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, Russia, Ukraine
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A group of Russian soldiers are sent into Northern Germany at the tail-end of WWII, where they occupy a children's home in close proximity to a larger German unit. Against these odds, a friendship forms between a German orphan and a childless ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, captivating
Plot: world war two, holocaust, russian soldier, battles, military life, love affair, military, wartime life, friendship, basic training, soldier, wound ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Only the Brave (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A searing portrait of war and prejudice, 'Only the Brave' takes you on a haunting journey into the hearts and minds of the forgotten heroes of WWII - the Japanese-American 100th/442nd.
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, military, battles, soldier, survival, military life, society, war, daring rescue, heroic mission, battle zone, infantrymen ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, france, usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Fires on the Plain (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In the final days of World War II, occupying Japanese forces in the Philippines face resistance from the local population and the American offensive. The dwindling Japanese soldiers attempt to survive through the horrors of war.
Style: tense, psychological, realistic, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: japanese soldier, war, survival, military life, confined, isolation, escapades, world war two, rivalry, graphic violence, life is a bitch, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Night Watch (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set against the turbulent backdrop of London in the 1940s, this adaptation of Sarah Waters' bestselling novel, The Night Watch, follows four young Londoners inextricably linked by their wartime experiences. In a time when the barriers of sexual ...
Style: touching, serious, stylized, emotional, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lgbt, lesbian, love affair, couples, life is a bitch, romance, love and romance, wartime life, sexual relations, haunted by the past, war, love ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, 20th century
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Sword of Honour (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 208 min.
Story: Guy Crouchback joins the war effort during World War 2, an idealistic quest to join the forces of good in the fight against evil. But his efforts is not rewarded, he never has any chance to join any real fighting, circumstances always prevent it. ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching, semi autobiographical ...
Plot: world war two, military, love triangle, fighting the system, soldier, betrayal, haunted by the past, military life, love and romance, life is a bitch, war, society ...
Time: future, 1940s
Place: england, europe
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29%
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Yanks (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA, West Germany
Duration: 138 min.
Story: During WWII, the United States set up army bases in Great Britain as part of the war effort. Against their proper sensibilities, many of the Brits don't much like the brash Yanks, especially when it comes to the G.I.s making advances on the ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic
Plot: world war two, soldier, wartime life, american abroad, prejudice, racism, love affair, couple relations, opposites attract, romance, war, forbidden love ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: england, northern england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Long Day's Dying (1968)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Three British soldiers and their German captive trek through the European countryside.
Style: realistic, serious, cult film
Plot: world war two, soldier, captive, military, confined, survival, rescue, escapades, war, military life, basic training, anti war ...
Time: 1940s
Place: germany, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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For the Moment (1993)
Genre: Romance, War, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This Canadian film presents and old-fashioned war time romance. It is set during 1942 in Manitoba and traces the doomed affair between a young farmer's wife (Christianne Hirt) whose husband is fighting abroad and a dashing Australian pilot ...
Style: sexy, realistic, dramatic, breathtaking, harsh ...
Plot: world war two, love, war, betrayal, romance, infidelity, bittersweet, camp, brutality, catastrophe, women, adaptation ...
Time: 1940s, 70s
Place: canada, israel, australia, palestine, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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April 9th (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the early morning of April 9th 1940 the Danish army is alerted. The Germans have crossed the border; Denmark is at war against Europe's strongest army. In Southern Jutland Danish bicycle- and motorcycle companies are ordered out, to against ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, war, nazi occupation, soldier, military, battles, against the odds, friendship, wehrmacht, nazi, self discovery, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, year 1940, 1940s
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Every Time We Say Goodbye (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An American flyer who joined the RAF before his country was in the war is recovering from a leg injury in Jerusalem. Through an English friend he meets a quiet Jewish girl whose close-knit family originally came from Spain. The two are attracted to ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, romantic
Plot: world war two, friends, friendship, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, fall in love, opposites attract, romance, love affair, couple relations, social differences, couples ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: jerusalem, middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.0
 225
Captive Hearts (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: December 1944. As their bomber is shot down during a mission over Japan, Sergeant McManus and Robert, a young lieutenant, have no other choice but make a parachute jump. They are captured by local villagers and are saved from execution by Fukushima, ...
Style: uplifting, emotional, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: world war two, wartime life, love and romance, against the odds, prison life, love affair, concentration camp, forbidden love, war, opposites attract, romance, isolation ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Rose (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This harrowing tale of survival centers on Rose, a Masurian woman, whose German soldier husband was killed in the war, leaving her alone on their farm. A single woman had no defense against Russian soldiers who raped as a form of revenge, nor ...
Style: rough, realistic, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Plot: sexual abuse, wartime life, world war two, soldier, countryside, life is a bitch, ex military, military, occupation, farm, rape, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, post world war two, year 1945
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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When Trumpets Fade (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In WWII Western Germany, Private David Manning reluctantly leaves behind a mortally wounded fellow soldier and searches for survivors from his platoon, only to learn from commanding officer Captain Pritchett that they have all been killed in action. ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, nazi germany, heroic mission, military life, military, survival, battles, battle zone, anti war, siblings relations, wartime life, tank ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, france
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Leningrad (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Russia, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When in 1941 Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union, their troops quickly besieged Leningrad. Foreign journalists are evacuated but one of them, Kate Davies, is presumed dead and misses the plane. Alone in the city she is helped by Nina Tsvetnova a ...
Style: bleak, rough, serious, realistic, gloomy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, siege, hunger, battles, wartime life, military, soldier, survival, self sacrifice, female protagonist, journalist, heroic mission ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941, 20th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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The Last Lieutenant (1993)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Norway
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Norwegian war drama. The old sea-captain retires, but the next day German WWII occupation of Norway begins. He then kisses his wife good-bye and is off to Army HQ. There he finds a lack of leadership and morale that offends him. They even laugh at ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: world war two, battles, anti war, military life, military base, wartime life, couple relations, working class, political unrest, human spirit, rebelliousness, idealism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: norway, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The Painting (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Heath Freeman (Tru Calling, ER) heads an all-star cast including Clifton Davis (Any Given Sunday) Ben Vereen (Roots), Stacey Dash (Renaissance Man) and Debbie Allen (Fame) in the period drama Soldier of Change, which resurrects the turmoil and ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, romantic
Plot: political unrest, interracial relations, love affair, rebelliousness, society, hopes, romance, love and romance, military, fall in love, self discovery, racism ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Strayed (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Fleeing the June 1940 arrival of Hitler's army in Paris, a young war widow and her two children are rescued from dive-bombing German fighters by a cocky, reckless teenager. He finds them refuge in an abandoned house, but despite the fact that ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, suspenseful, erotic ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, world war two, older woman teenage boy sex, refugee, wartime life, male nudity, survival, friendship, life is a bitch, love affair, teenage life, romance ...
Time: 1940s
Place: paris france, riviera, nice france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Saints and Soldiers: The Void (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Germany, May 1945, deep in the Harz Mountains a U.S. tank crew discovers a platoon of Germans preparing to ambush U.S. supply trucks.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: world war two, tank, war, racism, military, soldier, against the odds, battles, save the day, military life, hopes, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe
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25%
The Last Train (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two people, a Frenchman Julien Maroyeur and a Jewish German woman (Anna Kupfer) met on a train while escaping the German army entering France.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: world war two, train, love, french resistance, refugee, railway, family, couple relations, wartime life, fall in love, holocaust, love affair ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Love Street (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A handyman in a 1940s Paris brothel tries to help the prostitute he loves with her singing career and romantic life.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sexual, melancholic ...
Plot: prostitute, wartime life, fall in love, romance, couples, teenage sex, erotica, prostitution, love and romance, black market, world war two, poker ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Colditz (2005)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 240 min.
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Story: Three prisoners, Jack Rose, Tom Willis and Nick McGrade, embark on an heroic plan to escape from a World War Two POW camp. As Rose And Willis are recaptured by the Germans, McGrade manages to traverse their clutches and travels to London to inform ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, tense, exciting
Plot: world war two, pow, military, soldier, castle, romance, love and romance, battles, love triangle, prison life, nazism, war ...
Time: 1940s, year 1939
Place: europe, germany, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Back Door to Hell (1964)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: During WWII, a three-man commando team places its trust in the hands of a band of Filipino resistors, as they try to knock out a Japenese communication center.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, espionage, war, anti war, escapades, mission, reconnaissance, liberation, battles, soldier, wartime life, military life ...
Time: 1940s
Place: the philippines, japan, asia, usa
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25%
Female Agents (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 148 min.
Story: May 1944, a group of French servicewomen and resistance fighters are enlisted into the British Special Operations Executive commando group under the command of Louise Desfontaines and her brother Pierre. Their mission, to rescue a British army ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, resistance, wartime life, french resistance, female agent, rescue, betrayal, heroic mission, d day, hospital, military, espionage ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, year 1944
Place: paris france, france, london, europe, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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The Red Baron (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Richthofen goes off to war like thousands of other men. As fighter pilots, they become cult heroes for the soldiers on the battlefields. Marked by sportsmanlike conduct, technical exactitude and knightly propriety, they have their own code of ...
Style: emotional, serious, exciting, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: world war one, airplane, aviation, war, soldier, rise to the top, romance, fall in love, unfulfillment, heroes, military life, tragic love ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, belgium, france, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%