Movies like I Was Nineteen

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I Was Nineteen (1968)
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I Was Nineteen (1968)
Original name: Ich war neunzehn
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: East Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: April 1945: Gregor Hecker, 19 years of age, reaches the outskirts of Berlin as part of the Red Army's scouting team. Having fled Germany with his family when he was eight, he is confronted with the dilemma of having to fight men from the very country he was born in. Through dealing with challenging situations (e.g. he is appointed commander of Bernau, talks to many disillusioned Germans, and is once and again attacked by scattered groups of German soldiers), he grows more confident that not all hope is lost for post-war Germany.
Plot: youth, invasion, fascism, russian soldier, young man, rape, army, nazi, friendship, german, death, soldier, gun, nazism, concentration camp, russian, communism, loyalty, dictatorship, red army, patriotism, murder, war crime, deserter, hanging ...
Time: year 1945, 1940s
Place: east germany, berlin germany, german democratic republic, gdr

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, epic and bleak films with plots about world war two, nazi, death, soldier, german, murder and execution mostly in Drama, War and Biography genres. Some movies like I Was Nineteen: Naked Among Wolves (1963), Doctor Mladen (1975), Downfall (2004), For Those I Loved (1983), Good Evening, Mr. Wallenberg (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Naked Among Wolves (1963)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: East Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: war criminal, prisoner, nazism, jewish, holocaust, gas chamber, nazi occupation, nazi uniform, ss, gestapo, ghetto, nazi germany ...
Place: east germany, warsaw poland, gdr, frankfurt germany, german democratic republic ...
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Then I Sentenced Them All to Death (1972)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young boy is adopted by a priest and his wife during the Nazi occupation of Romania during the Second World War. He befriends the village idiot, who's despised by everyone else. When a German is killed in the last days of the war, the ...
Plot: murder, gun, reprisal, wehrmacht, tank, world war two
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91%
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Doctor Mladen (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The story begins in 1941 and shows one of the people who which were actually, very brave and proudly fought against the Ustasha, Germans and other butchers, not related to that ideology was tied. The film is about Dr. Mladen Stojanovic legend of ...
Style: epic
Plot: doctor, colonel, battle, machine gun, explosion, mother, partisan, traitor, army, tank, blood, snow ...
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88%
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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: national socialism, disturbing, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: confined, war, nazism, hitler, downfall, suicide, german shepherd, dictator, poison, traitor, war crime, siege ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945, 1940s, year 1942
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, bavaria, frankfurt germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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For Those I Loved (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: France, Canada, Hungary
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Polish Martin Gray (Michael York) recalls the Holocaust, New York prosperity, and losing his wife (Brigitte Fossey) and family.
Plot: soviet, world war two, soldier, communist, nazi, army, male nudity, jewish, concentration camp, ghetto, holocaust, escape ...
Place: europe, warsaw poland, usa
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Good Evening, Mr. Wallenberg (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Sweden, Hungary
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Swedish account of Raoul Wallenberg, the man responsible for the largest rescue of Jews during World War II.
Style: serious, bleak, emotional, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: rescue, swedish, hungarian, ghetto, genocide, anti semitism, holocaust, politics, anti heroes, immigrants, war, survival ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, hungary, sweden, budapest hungary, moscow russia ...
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: China
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on a true story, this horrifying tale follows two orphaned friends as they struggle to survive during World War II.
Style: serious, bleak, gloomy, realistic, touching
Plot: orphan, school, monastery, soldier, coming of age, summer camp, war, innocence lost, anti war, wartime life, society, youth ...
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The Liberation of Prague (1977)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 140 min.
Story: On 20th of April 1945 the Soviet army launches its attack on Berlin. The end has come for Nazi Germany and Hitler decides to commit suicide. In Prague K.H. Frank (Nazi Secretary of State and Chief of police in the Protectorate of Bohemia a Moravia) ...
Style: propaganda film
Plot: world war two, rebellion, fascism, russian soldier, concentration camp, red army, communist
Time: 1940s, year 1945
Place: czechoslovakia, prague czechoslovakia, prague
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o.k. (1970)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A four man US fireteam on patrol seizes a passing young Vietnamnese girl and continue to torture, rape and kill her. Only one soldier refuses to take part in it and reports this incident to his superior, who dismisses it as simple wartime incident. ...
Plot: murder, military, rape, male camaraderie, soldier, war crime, brutality, death, pacifism, parable, controversy, army ...
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
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Plot: nazi, resistance, manhunt, execution, male nudity, prisoner, murder, death, escape, concentration camp, russian soldier, world war two ...
Place: austria
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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: serious, captivating, uplifting, realistic
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Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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The Verdict (1977)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 110 min.
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The Downfall of Berlin: Anonyma (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A nameless woman keeps a diary as the Russians invade Berlin in the spring of 1945. She is in her early 30s, a patriotic journalist with international credentials; her husband, Gerd, a writer, is an officer at the Russian front. She speaks Russian ...
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, bleak
Plot: sexual abuse, war crime, war, rape, sexual relations, strong sexual content, secret love, love of one's life, political unrest, wartime life, injustice, society ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945, 1940s
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Genre: War, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: Intercutting dramatic vignettes with newsreel footage, the story follows the characters from an infantry squad as they make their way from Sicily to Germany during the end of World War II.
Style: tragic ending, epic
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union, Belarus
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: Yugoslavia
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Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: Yugoslavia
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Genre: Biography, Drama, War
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 170 min.
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Style: epic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, War
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: Yugoslavia, Italy, West Germany, USA
Duration: 175 min.
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Style: epic, rough, serious, exciting, realistic ...
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The Night Overtakes Me (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
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Duration: 129 min.
Story: A communist journalist from Prague is sent to Ravensbruck concentration camp.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
They Fought for Their Country (1975)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 137 min.
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Style: suspense, sentimental, rough, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
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