Movies like The Counterfeiters

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The Counterfeiters (2007)
 7.6
 42K
The Counterfeiters (2007)
Original name: Die Fälscher
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, War
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story Jewish counterfeiter, Salomon Sorowitsch, coerced into assisting the Nazi operation of the Sachsenhausen concentration camp during World War II.
Style: tense, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, harsh, bleak, brutal, realistic, intense, uplifting ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, forgery, world war two, counterfeit money, survival, anti semitism, jewish, german, war crime, nazi, nazi germany, racial slur, war, moral dilemma, wartime life, life is a bitch, danger, society, introspection, team, hopes, brutality, suicide, anti hero ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 40s, year 1945, year 1936 ...
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany, canada, austria, monte carlo, warsaw poland ...

Most similar movies to The Counterfeiters

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and bleak films with plots about holocaust, world war two, jewish, nazi, war, anti semitism and survival mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like The Counterfeiters: Schindler's List (1993), In Darkness (2011), The Aryan Couple (2004), Downfall (2004), The Grey Zone (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Schindler's List (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 195 min.
Story: The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.
Style: touching, realistic, bleak, serious, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, genocide, rescue, against humanity, ghetto, anti semitism, wartime, nazi, survival, jewish ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1990s, 1930s, 90s
Place: poland, germany, europe, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, jewish, thief, atrocity, german, survival, tunnel, underground, refugee, unwanted pregnancy, mistrust, sewer ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945, year 2008
Place: poland, europe, germany, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Aryan Couple (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 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, captivating, serious, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, anti semitism, concentration camp, moral dilemma, uncover truth, wartime life, life is a bitch, hidden identity, survival, forbidden love, undercover ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: hungary, switzerland, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 321K
Downfall (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Austria, Italy
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In April of 1945, Germany stands at the brink of defeat with the Russian Army closing in from the east and the Allied Expeditionary Force attacking from the west. In Berlin, capital of the Third Reich, Adolf Hitler proclaims that Germany will still ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, psychological, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: hitler, nazism, war, world war two, third reich, desperation, confined, adolf hitler, suicide, paranoia, war crime, traitor ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945, year 1942
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, munich germany, prague czechoslovakia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.0
 10K
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, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: europe, poland, germany, budapest hungary, budapest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.9
 2K
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, emotional, serious, bleak
Plot: nazi occupation, children, ss, selflessness, rescue, idealism, human spirit, hopes, deportation, escape attempt, against humanity, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: holland, amsterdam, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: concentration camp, world war two, escape, captivity, pow, genocide, violence, brutality, against humanity, corporal punishment, holocaust, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.2
 13K
Amen. (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, War
Country: France, Germany, Romania
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The film "Amen." examines the links between the Vatican and Nazi Germany. The central character is Kurt Gerstein, a member of the Institute for Hygiene of the Waffen-SS who is horrified by what he sees in the death camps. Moreover, he is ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, sincere, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, vatican, politics, genocide, anti semitism, war crime, conscience, torment, idealism, war, fighting the system ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s
Place: germany, europe, poland, rome italy, austria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 15K
Europa Europa (1990)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, France, Poland
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Jewish boy separated from his family in the early days of WWII poses as a German orphan and is taken into the heart of the Nazi world as a 'war hero' and eventually becomes a Hitler Youth. Although improbabilities and happenstance are ...
Style: epic, realistic, captivating, tense, thought provoking ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, survival, german, homosexual, nudity (full frontal - brief), roommate, hidden identity, heroes, communism, ghetto ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 40s, 30s
Place: latvia, germany, poland, europe, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.5
 13K
Sunshine (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Germany, Austria, Canada, Hungary, France, UK, USA
Duration: 181 min.
Story: The film follows a Jewish family living in Hungary through three generations, rising from humble beginnings to positions of wealth and power in the crumbling Austro-Hungarian Empire. The patriarch becomes a prominent judge but is torn when his ...
Style: epic, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: anti semitism, holocaust, fascism, politics, family relations, siblings relations, family life, political unrest, society, dictatorship, generation gap, fencing ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 90s, 1900s, twentieth century ...
Place: hungary, serbia, europe, budapest hungary, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 18K
Conspiracy (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The historical recreation of the 1942 Wannsee Conference, in which Nazi and SS leaders gathered in a Berlin suburb to discuss the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question". Lead by SS-General Reinhard Heydrich, this group of high ranking ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, factual, intense, atmospheric ...
Plot: holocaust, conspiracy, anti semitism, genocide, war crime, racism, politics, human spirit, wartime life, state affairs, world war two, against humanity ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, concentration camp, world war two, against humanity, friendship, childhood, nazi, nazi germany, wartime life, nazism, young heroes ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, poland, europe, switzerland, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.0
 8K
The Round Up (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, Germany, Hungary
Duration: 115 min.
Story: 1942. Joseph is eleven. And this June morning, he must go to school, a yellow star sown on his chest. He receives the support of a goods dealer. The mockery of a baker. Between kindness and contempt, Jo, his Jewish friends, their families, learn of ...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, disturbing, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, nazism, concentration camp, injustice, against humanity, genocide, survival, confined, wartime life, anti semitism, danger, family in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1942
Place: france, paris france, europe, vichy, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Before the Fall (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sport, Thriller, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1942, Friedrich Weimer's boxing skills get him an appointment to a National Political Academy (NaPolA) – high schools that produce Nazi elite. Over his father's objections, Friedrich enrolls. During his year in seventh ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: nazi, friendship, nazi germany, anti semitism, pow, boarding school, boarding school life, against humanity, boxing, german, war, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1942
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, ukraine, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.6
 2K
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, bleak, serious, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: concentration camp, world war two, holocaust, hopes, refugee, society, human spirit, danger, anti semitism, confined, war, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: russia, italy, europe, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Triumph of the Spirit (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Fact based story about a former Greek Olympic boxer who was taken as a prisoner during World war II and placed in the Auschwitz prison camp. There he was permitted to survive as long as he fought for the amusement of his captors. His father and ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: world war two, concentration camp, holocaust, survival, boxer, boxing, heroes, confined, war, against humanity, sport, anti heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: poland, europe, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: During the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam, Otto Frank decides to hide his family, who are Jewish, after his daughter Margot is called to appear for transport to a Nazi labour camp. Miep Gies, Otto Frank's office assistant hides them in the attic ...
Style: serious, bleak, thought provoking, disturbing, realistic
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, world war two, human spirit, family life, survival, strong female presence, indoor, racism, attic, family in danger, injustice ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In late 1930s Ferrara, Italy, the Finzi-Continis are a leading family: wealthy, aristocratic, and urbane; they are also Jewish. Their adult children, Micol and Alberto, gather a diverse circle of friends for tennis and parties at their villa with ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: fascism, world war two, holocaust, anti semitism, family relations, tennis, family life, wartime life, life is a bitch, unrequited love, uncle niece relationship, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: italy, europe, africa, israel, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Ninth Day (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Germany, Luxembourg, Czech Republic
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A drama loosely based on Jean Bernard's Nazi-era prison diary.
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, world war two, soldier, heroes, faith, nazi occupation, human spirit, hopes, danger, clergy, traitor ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, russia, poland, geneva switzerland, holland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, bleak, serious, captivating
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, nazism, danger, pow, life is a bitch, confined, war, world war two, concentration camp, brutality, train ride ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Paradise Road (1997)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Paradise Road is a 1997 film which tells the story of a group of English, American, Dutch and Australian women who are imprisoned in Sumatra during World War II. It was directed by Bruce Beresford and stars Glenn Close as beatific Adrienne Pargiter, ...
Style: serious, uplifting, emotional, touching, harsh ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: world war two, prison, pow, war crime, island, survival, war, friendship, human spirit, danger, prison life, holocaust ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 40s
Place: singapore, asia, indonesia, japan, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.2
 7K
Bent (1997)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Max is a handsome young man who, after a fateful tryst with a German soldier, is forced to run for his life. Eventually Max is placed in a concentration camp where he pretends to be Jewish because in the eyes of the Nazis, gays are the lowest form ...
Style: touching, serious, bleak, brutal, disturbing ...
Plot: holocaust, gay, survival, friendship, concentration camp, dehumanization, human spirit, gay love, danger, confined, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.3
 417
Haven (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: This is the true story of a woman named Ruth Gruber who travels to Europe to help escort 1000 Jewish War victims to the United States. She comes to love and feel sorry for them all, and fights for their rights to live in America.
Style: emotional, uplifting, sincere, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, anti semitism, rescue, deportation, immigrants, idealism, fighting the system, human spirit, heroic mission, against humanity, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s
Place: europe, new york, chicago illinois, washington d.c., germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Hiding Place (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The Hiding Place is an account of a Dutch family who risk their lives by offering a safe haven for Jews during World War II
Style: uplifting, sincere, disturbing, serious, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, world war two, survival, heroes, confined, anti heroes, hopes, against humanity, siblings relations, wartime life, escapades ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.2
 135K
Defiance (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Based on a true story, during World War II, four Jewish brothers escape their Nazi-occupied homeland of West Belarus in Poland and join the Soviet partisans to combat the Nazis. The brothers begin the rescue of roughly 1,200 Jews still trapped in ...
Style: epic, emotional, sincere, intense, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, survival, jewish, rebellion, camp, partisan, russian, jews, wartime life, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1941
Place: poland, europe, germany, israel, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 179 min.
Story: In 1947, four German judges who served on the bench during the Nazi regime face a military tribunal to answer charges of crimes against humanity. Chief Justice Haywood hears evidence and testimony not only from lead defendant Ernst Janning and his ...
Style: disturbing, emotional, suspenseful, sincere, talky ...
Plot: courtroom drama, judge, war crime, jews, world war two, holocaust, jewish, redemption, german, cold war, legal, against humanity ...
Time: 60s, 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945 ...
Place: germany, europe, poland, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 8.0
 4K
Holocaust (1978)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 475 min.
Story: Holocaust is an American television miniseries broadcast in four parts in 1978 on the NBC television network. The series tells the story of the Holocaust from the perspective of the Weiss family of German Jews and that of a rising member of the SS, ...
Style: realistic, captivating, bleak, emotional, serious ...
Plot: world war two, concentration camp, holocaust, ghetto, rebellion, massacre, anti semitism, genocide, war crime, starvation, deportation, ss ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s ...
Place: germany, poland, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.6
 124K
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, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, holocaust, nazi germany, jewish, human spirit, nazi, against humanity, adoption, life is a bitch, youth, childhood, family secret ...
Time: 40s, 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.7
 2K
Rosenstrasse (2003)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 136 min.
Story: When Ruth's husband dies in New York, in 2000, she imposes strict Jewish mourning, which puzzles her children. A stranger comes to the house - Ruth's cousin - with a picture of Ruth, age 8, in Berlin, with a woman the cousin says helped ...
Style: uplifting, emotional, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, nazi germany, anti semitism, human spirit, life is a bitch, wartime life, couple relations, hopes, society, strong female character, world war two, jewish ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: berlin germany, usa, germany, new york, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.5
 695K
The Pianist (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, War
Country: UK, France, Poland, Germany
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The true story of pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman's experiences in Warsaw during the Nazi occupation. When the Jews of the city find themselves forced into a ghetto, Szpilman finds work playing in a café; and when his family is deported in 1942, he ...
Style: bleak, emotional, suspense, harsh, heartbreaking ...
Plot: survival, holocaust, nazi, pianist, world war two, ghetto, against humanity, nazi occupation, anti semitism, genocide, jewish, nazism ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: poland, germany, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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