Movies like Hanna's War

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Hanna's War (1988)
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Hanna's War (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA, Israel, Austria, Spain
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Hanna's War is the true story of Hanna Senesh, a Hungarian-Jewish WW2 resistance fighter, who would become Israel's "Joan of Arc". As a young person, she fled Nazi-occupied Hungary for Palestine, where she was recruited and trained by the British to serve as a commando. After completing her training in Britain, she parachutes into Yugoslavia with a commando team to establish escape routes across the Hungarian-Yugoslavian border for downed British pilots. Her attempts to save Hungarian Jews in Nazi-occupied Hungary, however, leads to her capture, torture and demise at the hands of the Gestapo and the Nazi-controlled Hungarian police.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, uplifting, bleak, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic, disturbing, contemplative
Plot: world war two, rescue, holocaust, war, espionage, military, heroes, confined, misfit, religions or cults, life is a bitch, against the odds, danger, society, against humanity, unfulfillment, school, jewish, violence, women's prison, death, water, suicide, torture, brutality ...
Place: israel, middle east, hungary

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Most similar movies to Hanna's War

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and emotional films with plots about world war two, war, against humanity, holocaust, life is a bitch, wartime life and danger mostly in Drama, War and Biography genres. Some movies like Hanna's War: The Hiding Place (1975), The Only Way (1970), Good Evening, Mr. Wallenberg (1990), Haven (2001), Schindler's List (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: sincere, bleak, emotional, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, world war two, opposites attract, escapades, society, confined, life is a bitch, religions or cults, human spirit, family in danger ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
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The Only Way (1970)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Denmark, Panama, UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In April 1940, the armies of Nazi Germany invaded Denmark. The Danish government promised peaceful cooperation on the condition that Denmark s Jews remain free. The Nazi s agreed. In October, 1943, the agreement was broken...This is the true and ...
Style: contemplative, captivating, thought provoking, uplifting, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, state affairs, against humanity, heroes, battles, war, confined, military, politics, society, danger ...
Time: 1940s
Place: denmark, sweden, europe
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92%
The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Irena Sendler is a Catholic social worker who has sympathized with the Jews since her childhood, when her physician father died of typhus contracted while treating poor Jewish patients. When she initially proposes saving Jewish children from the ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, suspense, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, ghetto, world war two, social worker, rescue, life is a bitch, against humanity, rabbi, confined, nazi germany, anti semitism, jewish ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Good Evening, Mr. Wallenberg (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Sweden, Hungary
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Swedish account of Raoul Wallenberg, the man responsible for the largest rescue of Jews during World War II.
Style: emotional, bleak, contemplative, realistic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, politics, rescue, anti semitism, ghetto, genocide, heroes, holocaust, hungarian, danger, life is a bitch, confined ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: hungary, europe, sweden, moscow russia, budapest hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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In the Presence of Mine Enemies (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the Warsau Ghetto of 1943, one man's struggle to keep his family together leads him to the ultimate crisis of faith, and one final chance at redemption. Written by legendary 'Twilight Zone' creator, Rod Sterling.
Style: gloomy, bleak, disturbing, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: ghetto, rabbi, world war two, holocaust, religions or cults, human spirit, wartime life, family life, survival, anti semitism, parents and children, injustice ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: europe, poland, warsaw poland
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79%
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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, sincere, disturbing, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, deportation, rescue, anti semitism, immigrants, human spirit, idealism, heroic mission, fighting the system, life is a bitch, politics ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s
Place: europe, vienna, naples italy, new york, mediterranean sea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, thought provoking, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, genocide, against humanity, rescue, jewish, ghetto, war, wartime, nazi, anti semitism ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 1990s, 90s
Place: poland, germany, europe, central europe, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Varian's War: The Forgotten Hero (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Varian Fry rescues more than 2,000 artists from Nazi persecution during World War II.
Style: sincere, emotional, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, hidden identity, uncover truth, wartime life, state affairs, against humanity, danger, society, life is a bitch, politics, moral dilemma, survival ...
Time: 20th century
Place: france, europe, marseille, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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The Wall (1982)
Genre: Action, War, Drama
Country: Poland, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A dramatic re-enactment of the Warsaw Ghetto Jewish uprising in April 1943 were 650 armed members of the Jewish Fighting Organization of Poland held off a 3,000 strong Nazi force in which only a handful of Jews survived. Tom Conti plays Dolek ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, confined, against humanity, society, war, heroes, danger, escapades, military, ghetto ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, poland, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Faith of My Fathers (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Faith of My Fathers is based on the story of Lieutenant Commander John McCain's experiences as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam for five and a half years during the Vietnam War, interleaved with his memories of growing up in a heritage rich ...
Style: uplifting, captivating, disturbing, serious, suspense ...
Plot: vietnam war, prison, human spirit, survival, captivity, military, confined, danger, military life, heroic mission, prison life, rebellion ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Everyman's War (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: No one in high command believed that German forces would attack in the sub zero temperatures and near blizzard conditions. As the pre-dawn attack comes, with communications down Sgt. Smith is left with no choice but to make his way through enemy ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: military, soldier, against the odds, military life, battle zone, heroes, infantrymen, danger, war, small town, historical event, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Hidden Children (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 200 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 ...
Style: uplifting, touching, emotional, sentimental, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, human spirit, survival, orphan, rescue, youth, society, against humanity, hopes, danger, wartime life ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: italy, switzerland, europe, slovenia
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64%
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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: serious, realistic, emotional, captivating, bleak
Plot: ss, nazi occupation, selflessness, human spirit, idealism, rescue, escape attempt, holocaust, danger, against humanity, deportation, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, holland, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, serious, realistic, bleak, captivating
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, nazism, danger, pow, life is a bitch, war, confined, train travel, gestapo, concentration camp, brutality ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: europe, germany
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56%
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Hamsun (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Germany
Duration: 159 min.
Story: Knut Hamsun is Norway's most famous and admired author. Ever since he was young he has hated the English for the starvation they caused Norway during WWI. When the Germans occupy Norway 9 April 1940 he welcomes them and the protection they can ...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, talky, uplifting ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, writer's life, hopes, betrayal, dishonesty, tragic hero, golden years, politics, unfulfillment, performer's life, against humanity ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s
Place: norway, germany, europe
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55%
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Attack at Dawn (1970)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Israel
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Eli is an Israeli soldier who manages to escape from a notorious Arab prison. He makes it back to Israel, where he finds Beno, another soldier who had spent 2 years of horror in the same prison. They organize a rescue operation against the prison. ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: soldier, prison, arab, confined, heroes, escapades, war, military, captivity, heroic mission, daring rescue, adventure ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: israel, syria, middle east
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55%
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Kippur (2000)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The film takes place in 1973 during the Yom Kippur War in which Egypt and Syria launched attacks in Sinai and the Golan Heights. The story is told from the perspective of Israeli soldiers. We are led by Weinraub and his friend Ruso on a day that ...
Style: tense, disturbing, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: rescue, soldier, military life, military, life is a bitch, danger, battle zone, realism, war, anti war, casualty of war, war wound ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1973
Place: israel, middle east, syria, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: emotional, gloomy, sincere, humorous, uplifting ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, hopes, starvation, jewish ghetto, survival, ghetto, war, against humanity, anti heroes, heroes, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe, germany, russia
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51%
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The Diary of Anne Frank (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story of a 13-year-old Jewish girl and her family who are forced into hiding by the Nazis during World War II.
Style: touching, gloomy, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, heroes, hopes, anti heroes, confinement indoors, attic, dentist, against humanity, confined, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: amsterdam, holland, europe
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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: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: world war two, nazi germany, concentration camp, rebellion, life is a bitch, wartime life, couple relations, love affair, revolution, against humanity, war, romance ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: germany, europe, brazil
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49%
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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, serious, rough, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, deportation, rebellion, anti semitism, human spirit, life is a bitch, survival, wartime life, ghetto, political unrest, genocide, danger ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, anti semitism, genocide, war crime, racism, politics, conspiracy, state affairs, wartime life, human spirit, world war two, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: berlin germany, germany, europe, poland
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47%
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Riphagen (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 131 min.
Story: The true story about the biggest warcriminal from Holland during world war II, Andries "Al Capone" Riphagen.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: nazi, violence, betrayal, con artists, nazis, society, dishonesty, jews, life is a bitch, military, jewish, world war two ...
Time: post world war two, 1940s, 20th century
Place: holland, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Hitler: The Last Ten Days (1973)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Hitler: The Last Ten Days takes us into the depths of der Furher’s Berlin bunker during his final days. Based on the book by Gerhard Boldt, it provides a bleak look at the goings-on within, and without.
Style: captivating, contemplative, bleak, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, megalomaniac, bunker, suicide, life turned upside down, head of state, war, military, society, losing-it hero, confined, couples ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
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47%
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: bleak, disturbing, serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, anti heroes, hopes, society, against humanity, injustice, attic, racism, family life, human spirit ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s, 20th century
Place: amsterdam, holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Last 4 Days (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The true story of the greatest manhunt of the century!
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, contemplative ...
Plot: fascism, against humanity, head of state, state affairs, society, wartime life, distopia, rise and fall, heroes, military, life is a bitch, rivalry ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: alps, milan italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: thought provoking, captivating, disturbing, bleak, serious ...
Plot: hopes, holocaust, concentration camp, deportation, world war two, battles, war, life is a bitch, confined, society, against humanity, escapades ...
Time: 1940s
Place: budapest hungary, berlin germany, budapest, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Silent Night (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Fact-based World War II story set on Christmas Eve, 1944, finds a German Mother and her son seeking refuge in a cabin on the war front. When she is invaded by three American soldiers and then three German soldiers, she successfully convinces the ...
Style: captivating, uplifting, realistic, serious, based on true events
Plot: military, friendship, anti war, single parent, danger, german soldier, mother son relationship, boy, christmas eve, against humanity, world war two, world war one ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe, africa
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43%
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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, serious, touching, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: holocaust, nazi germany, anti semitism, life is a bitch, wartime life, human spirit, couple relations, hopes, society, strong female character, world war two, courage ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: germany, berlin germany, new york, europe, usa
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42%
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: suspenseful, bleak, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, cruise ship, ship, catastrophe, anti heroes, misfit, against humanity, fugitives, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1939
Place: germany, cuba, europe, latin america, havana cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%