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The Edelweiss Pirates (2004)
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The Edelweiss Pirates (2004)
Original name: Edelweißpiraten
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Im Kölner Stadtteil Ehrenfeld lebt eine Gruppe von Arbeiterkindern kurz vor Ende des Zweiten Weltkriegs ihren ganz eigenen Alltag. Die selbsternannten „Edelweißpiraten“ träumen von einer gerechten Welt und sehnen sich nach der unbeschwerten Vergangenheit. Sie rebellieren gegen das Naziregime. (http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edelwei%C3%9Fpiraten_(Film))
Style: tense, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, bleak, serious
Plot: resistance, rebellion, human spirit, wartime life, young heroes, confined, life is a bitch, captivity, danger, rebelliousness, idealism, against humanity, society, world war two, youth, heroes, family relations, urban, escapades, siblings relations, nazi, partisan, winter, nazi germany, anarchist ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: germany, 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, wartime life, life is a bitch, war, against humanity, danger and heroes mostly in War, Drama and History genres. Some movies like The Edelweiss Pirates: Army of Crime (2009), Pastorale 1943 (1978), Escape from Sobibor (1987), The White Rose (1982), Texas '46 (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Army of Crime (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France
Duration: 139 min.
Story: This gripping historical drama recounts the story of Armenian-born Missak Manouchian, a woodworker and political activist who led an immigrant laborer division of the Parisian Resistance on 30 operations against the Nazis in 1943. The Nazis branded ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: resistance, world war two, idealism, human spirit, rebelliousness, occupation, danger, youth, crimes, war, deadly, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: paris france, france
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Pastorale 1943 (1978)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 125 min.
Story: In a Dutch village during the German occupation, a small group of badly organized resistance fighters attempt to assassinate a collaborator.
Style: suspenseful, factual, psychological, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: world war two, life is a bitch, social relations, human nature, rebelliousness, resistance, execution, torture, robbery, nazi occupation, anti hero, anti heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: holland, europe
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100%
Escape from Sobibor (1987)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Yugoslavia
Duration: 143 min.
Story: During WWII, the death camp at Treblinka had an escape, causing the Commandant at a similar camp in Sobibor to vow (actually threaten) that his camp would never experience the same thing. But those who were its captives, the Jewish laborers that had ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: concentration camp, world war two, escape, captivity, pow, genocide, brutality, violence, against humanity, corporal punishment, holocaust, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: poland, europe
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88%
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The White Rose (1982)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: During the Second World War, a small group of students at Munich University begin to question the decisions and sanity of Germany's Nazi government. The students form a resistance cell which they name the "White Rose" after a ...
Style: bleak, thought provoking, emotional, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: world war two, resistance, rebellion, war, politics, life is a bitch, confined, society, heroes, military, state affairs, against humanity ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1920s
Place: germany, europe, munich germany, california, berlin germany ...
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Texas '46 (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story its the untold story of Italian World War II POW"S in Jan 1946. Luca Zingaretti stars as one of over 50,000 Italian Prisoners of War detained at POW camps in the U.S. Roy Schneider stars as Colonel Gartner, the Commander ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, disturbing, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: fascism, military, military life, danger, isolation, prison life, captivity, genocide, wartime life, confined, prison, society ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: texas, usa
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Brother's War (2009)
Genre: History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story is set in the latter days of World War 2, against the backdrop of fierce combat on the eastern front. Brother's War is based on real events.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: eastern front, battles, friendship, human spirit, survival, military, war, heroic mission, wartime life, captivity, danger, life is a bitch ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe
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Operation Valkyrie (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Austria, Italy
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In 1944, a group of high command officers plot an attempt against Hitler, and one of the leaders of the conspiracy, Stauffenberg (Sebastian Koch), goes to a meeting with the Fuhrer in charge of exploding the place. However, Hitler survives and the ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: conspiracy, assassination attempt, world war two, wartime life, military, leadership, rebellion, danger, against humanity, state affairs, rebelliousness, military hospital ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
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Süskind (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In Nazi-occupied Amsterdam, Walter Süskind is a member of the Dutch Jewish Council who rescues hundreds of children from the concentration camps.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, emotional, bleak
Plot: nazi occupation, ss, children, selflessness, human spirit, rescue, idealism, against humanity, deportation, life is a bitch, danger, escape attempt ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, amsterdam, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Winter in Wartime (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 103 min.
Story: During World War II in the freezing Netherlands winter of 1944/1945 the western Netherlands are in the grip of a famine. Many people move east to provide for their families. Fourteen year old Michiel can't wait to join the Dutch resistance, to ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, nazism, resistance, execution, occupation, coming of age, nazi, adventure, wartime life, life is a bitch, military, war ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: netherlands, europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Massacre in Rome (1973)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the Nazi occupied city of Rome, an assault on an SS brigade draws retaliation from the military governship. "Massacre in Rome" is the true story of how this partisan attack led to the mass execution of Italian nationals under the orders ...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: partisan, nazi occupation, world war two, clergy, danger, against humanity, confined, war, society, soldier, hostage, moral dilemma ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Uprising (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 177 min.
Story: Jews rise up in the Warsaw Ghetto against the Nazis in 1943.
Style: uplifting, captivating, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, human spirit, wartime life, survival, life is a bitch, ghetto, political unrest, genocide, battles, society, politics ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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The Bunker (1981)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Dramatization depicting the events surrounding Adolf Hitler's last weeks in and around his underground bunker in Berlin before and during the battle for the city.
Style: realistic, bleak, disturbing, psychological, serious ...
Plot: world war two, nazi germany, hitler, against humanity, adolf hitler, wartime life, confinement indoors, downfall, confined, state affairs, life is a bitch, introspection ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Olga (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Brazil
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Based upon the true story of Olga Benário, the German-born wife of Brazilian communist leader Luís Carlos Prestes. During the dictatorship of Getúlio Vargas (1930-1945) she was arrested and sent to Nazi Germany, where she was put to death in a ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: world war two, nazi germany, concentration camp, rebellion, life is a bitch, wartime life, couple relations, love affair, revolution, society, war, confined ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
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Hidden Children (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: This is a true story about forty Jewish children on their way to Palestine, who were blocked by the German and Italian occupation of Yugoslavia in 1941. Before finding a haven at Villa Emma in Nonantola in northern Italy, where they arrived on June ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 97 min.
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Genre: Drama, War
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Duration: 111 min.
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Style: captivating, serious, suspenseful, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Freedom (2009)
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Style: emotional, atmospheric, captivating, realistic, serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The Gustloff (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 188 min.
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Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
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Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The Wall (1982)
Genre: Action, War, Drama
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Duration: 135 min.
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Style: bleak, suspenseful, sincere, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, against humanity, escapades, war, military, heroes, danger, society, confined, ghetto ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
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Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands
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Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, suspenseful ...
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Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
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50%
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The Grey Zone (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Nazi doctor, along with the Sonderkomando Jews – who are forced to work in the crematoria of Auschwitz against their fellow-Jews – find themselves in a moral grey zone.
Style: bleak, disturbing, serious, factual, depressing ...
Plot: holocaust, rebellion, survival, world war two, concentration camp, nazi, anti semitism, redemption, smuggling, human spirit, against humanity, moral dilemma ...
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Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK, Italy
Duration: 143 min.
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Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious, factual ...
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, Germany, Hungary
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: thought provoking, emotional, disturbing, bleak, realistic ...
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Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1942
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
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Stalingrad (1993)
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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: epic, rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, soldier, nazism, german, starvation, survival, holocaust, russian, military life, battles ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1943
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47%
The Last Lieutenant (1993)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Norway
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: emotional, sincere, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
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47%
The Man Who Will Come (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A group of Italian villagers struggle to survive during a tumultuous time in 1943, debating how much assistance to give the partisans with the impending arrival of the Germans. Based on True Events.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, atmospheric, bleak
Plot: world war two, youth, against humanity, family relations, village life, parents and children, village, life is a bitch, german army, social relations, society, mute or deaf ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1944, 40s, year 1943
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Varian's War: The Forgotten Hero (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
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Style: sincere, emotional, tense, serious, realistic ...
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Time: 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Free Men (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In Paris during WWII, an Algerian immigrant is inspired to join the resistance by his unexpected friendship with a Jewish man. Based on not very known facts about the Muslim community in Paris during WWII, when the Paris Mosque and its dynamic ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere
Plot: friendship, german occupation, resistance, idealism, human spirit, moral dilemma, rebellion, fighting the system, against humanity, anti semitism, wartime life, society ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1944
Place: paris france, france, europe
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