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The Counterfeiters (2007)
 7.5
 46K
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: harsh, tense, brutal, bleak, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, thought provoking, realistic, intense ...
Plot: holocaust, nazi, concentration camp, world war two, counterfeit money, jewish, war, survival, german, forgery, counterfeiter, prison, brutality, war crime, nazi germany, racial slur, moral dilemma, wartime life, life is a bitch, society, introspection, gestapo, team, hopes, genocide ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1945, year 1939, year 1936, post world war two ...
Place: europe, poland, germany, berlin germany, canada, austria, vienna ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, dramatic and emotional films with plots about holocaust, nazi, world war two, jewish, german, war and wartime mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like The Counterfeiters: Schindler's List (1993), Europa Europa (1990), In Darkness (2011), Before the Fall (2004), Downfall (2004). 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: emotional, touching, thought provoking, realistic, heartbreaking ...
Audience: date night
Plot: holocaust, world war two, jewish, genocide, nazi, war, concentration camp, anti semitism, violence, against humanity, wartime, brutality ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 90s
Place: poland, germany, vatican, europe, israel ...
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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: political, realistic, heartbreaking, inter cultural, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: nazi, holocaust, jewish, hitler youth, circumcision, coming of age, war, survival, world war two, physical exam, judaism, childhood ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, israel, latvia, berlin germany ...
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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, social ...
Plot: holocaust, jewish, world war two, atrocity, survival, nazi, war, nudity (full frontal - brief), refugee, human spirit, sewer, mistrust ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945, year 2008, 2000s
Place: poland, israel, germany, eastern europe, europe
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100%
Before the Fall (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sport, Thriller, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 110 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: harsh, disturbing, emotional, melancholic, sentimental ...
Plot: nazi, boxing, friendship, anti semitism, boarding school, nazi germany, pow, war, world war two, youth, military school, holocaust ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1942
Place: germany, berlin germany, poland, new jersey, europe ...
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100%
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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, harsh, atmospheric, intense ...
Plot: world war two, war, suicide, hitler, nazi, nazism, holocaust, fascism, national socialism, third reich, courage, betrayal ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, 20th century, year 1942
Place: berlin germany, germany, poland, prague, europe ...
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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: world war two, concentration camp, holocaust, genocide, anti semitism, survival, hidden identity, uncover truth, life is a bitch, undercover, forbidden love, moral dilemma ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: hungary, switzerland, germany, europe
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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: depressing, bleak, disturbing, factual, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, nazi, world war two, concentration camp, anti semitism, redemption, jewish, rebellion, moral ambiguity, tragedy, against humanity, human spirit ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, 20th century
Place: poland, europe, germany, israel, budapest
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46%
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: sad, emotional, touching, heartbreaking, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing
Plot: world war two, holocaust, concentration camp, jewish, war, childhood, nazi, friendship, boy, military, gas chamber, german ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
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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: erotic, sexy, emotional, dramatic, political ...
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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, disturbing, cerebral, breathtaking ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, jewish, nazi, prison, anti semitism, courage, tragedy, concentration camp, genocide, life & death, brutality ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
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100%
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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: emotional, realistic, serious, captivating, bleak
Plot: ss, world war two, wartime life, holocaust, war, nazi occupation, human spirit, selflessness, idealism, rescue, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe, amsterdam, holland
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 7.2
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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: political, disturbing, sincere, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, genocide, priest, conscience, christian, ss, concentration camp, pope, politics, nazism, war crime ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century
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Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
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Duration: 120 min.
Story: True story of Germany's most famous anti-Nazi heroine brought to thrilling, dramatic life. Sophie Scholl stars Julia Jentsch in a luminous performance as the fearless activist of the underground student resistance group, The White Rose. Armed ...
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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, ...
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Genre: Drama, War
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Style: political, disturbing, emotional, suspenseful, sincere ...
Plot: courtroom drama, genocide, judge, holocaust, world war two, court, jewish, lawyer, legal, justice, courtroom, nazi ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Story: In the days following the surrender of Germany in May 1945, a group of young German prisoners of war were handed over to the Danish authorities and subsequently sent out to the West Coast, where they were ordered to remove the more than two million ...
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Audience: teens, girls' night
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Time: post world war two, 1940s, future, year 1945, 20th century
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Katyn (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 121 min.
Story: An examination of the Soviet slaughter of thousands of Polish officers and citizens in the Katyn forest in 1940.
Style: disturbing, sentimental, heartbreaking, realistic, poignant ...
Plot: world war two, war crime, war, survival, polish history, massacre, nazism, murder, idealism, ethnic conflict, courage, life is a bitch ...
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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: emotional, sincere, epic, realistic, breathtaking ...
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Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1942, year 1941
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Hart's War (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Fourth-generation Army Col. William McNamara is imprisoned in a brutal German POW camp. Still, as the senior-ranking American officer, he commands his fellow inmates, keeping a sense of honor alive in a place where honor is easy to destroy, all ...
Style: realistic, tense, factual, harsh, suspense ...
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Time: 1940s, 20th century
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Lore (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Australia, Germany, UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After her Nazi parents are imprisoned, Lore leads her younger siblings across a war-torn Germany in 1945. Amidst the chaos, she encounters mysterious Jewish refugee Thomas, who shatters her fragile reality with hatred and desire. To live, she must ...
Style: tense, disturbing, bleak, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: survival, world war two, nazi, nazism, coming of age, youth, hitler, holocaust, jewish, war, children, child as adult ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, 20th century, year 1945
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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 ...
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Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1943
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The Pianist (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, War
Country: France, Poland, Germany, UK
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: emotional, harsh, bleak, heartbreaking, suspense ...
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Bent (1997)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
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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: sexy, disturbing, brutal, serious, bleak ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
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Time: 1940s, 1930s, year 1944, year 1934, 20th century
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30%
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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, disturbing, compassionate, emotional, breathtaking ...
Plot: fascism, holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, assassination, tennis, family relations, unrequited love, brother sister relationship, jewish, family life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 19th century
Place: italy, poland, germany, israel, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.5
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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, sentimental, inspirational, factual ...
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Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: poland, germany, europe, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Valkyrie (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Japan, UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Wounded in Africa during World War II, Nazi Col. Claus von Stauffenberg returns to his native Germany and joins the Resistance in a daring plan to create a shadow government and assassinate Adolf Hitler. When events unfold so that he becomes a ...
Style: factual, tense, bad ending, suspenseful, suspense ...
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Time: 1940s, year 1944, year 1943, 20th century
Place: germany, berlin germany, africa, poland, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Max (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Hungary, Canada, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In 1918, a young, disillusioned Adolph Hitler strikes up a friendship with a Jewish art dealer while weighing a life of passion for art vs. talent at politics
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, sincere, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: nazi, world war two, anti semitism, friendship, art, jewish, propaganda, controversy, world war one, self discovery, rise to the top, self fulfillment ...
Time: 1920s, future, 1910s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: germany, vienna, europe, munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, sincere, emotional, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, traitor, concentration camp, clergy, nazi, soldier, heroes, nazi occupation, hopes, introspection, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: berlin germany, france, switzerland, belgium, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: disturbing, tense, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, boxing, fight, prison, sport, prison escape, jewish, boxer, intrigue, slavery, judaism ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: poland, europe, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.0
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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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, nazism, holocaust survivor, world war two, nazi germany, german occupation, jewish, genocide, injustice, against humanity, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, post world war two, year 1942
Place: france, paris france, vichy, europe, germany
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