Movies like In Darkness 2011

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In Darkness (2011)
 7.3
 11K
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 own good, the thief and burglar hides Jewish refugees for 14 months in the sewers of the Nazi-occupied town of Lvov (former Poland).
Style: disturbing, harsh, sincere, uplifting, light, social, melancholic, dramatic, absurd, intense ...
Plot: holocaust, jewish, survival, world war two, nazi, atrocity, german, war, nudity (full frontal - brief), refugee, thief, underground, human spirit, sewer, mistrust, rescue, on the run, moral dilemma, human nature, genocide, life is a bitch, society, lifesaver, wartime life, dehumanization ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945, 2000s, year 2008, 40s
Place: poland, germany, israel, eastern europe, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and bleak films with plots about holocaust, world war two, jewish, nazi, anti semitism, war and survival mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like In Darkness: The Counterfeiters (2007), Son of Saul (2015), Lore (2012), Black Book (2006), The Truce (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Counterfeiters (2007)
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 ...
Plot: holocaust, nazi, concentration camp, world war two, counterfeit money, jewish, war, survival, german, forgery, counterfeiter, prison ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, post world war two, year 1945 ...
Place: europe, poland, germany, berlin germany, canada ...
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 7.4
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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, harsh, disturbing, cerebral ...
Plot: holocaust, jewish, world war two, concentration camp, nazi, anti semitism, courage, tragedy, genocide, prison, brutality, life & death ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
Place: eastern europe, poland, california, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
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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: pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: survival, world war two, nazi, nazism, coming of age, youth, hitler, jewish, war, children, child as adult, children in wartime ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, 20th century, year 1945
Place: germany, australia, poland, berlin germany, hamburg germany ...
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100%
 7.7
 77K
Black Book (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Netherlands, Germany, UK, Belgium
Duration: 145 min.
Story: In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II, a Jewish singer infiltrates the regional Gestapo headquarters for the Dutch resistance.
Style: tense, twists and turns, suspense, epic, erotic ...
Plot: jewish, world war two, holocaust, spy, espionage, nazism, nazi, war, atrocity, occupation, terrorist, betrayal ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, year 1956, 50s, 20th century ...
Place: netherlands, holland, israel, belgium, amsterdam ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.5
 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: sincere, gloomy, emotional, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, concentration camp, children, refugee, hopes, escapades, life is a bitch, war, confined, against humanity, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, post world war two
Place: italy, russia, europe, venice, turin italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.0
 11K
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, factual, emotional, depressing ...
Plot: holocaust, nazi, world war two, concentration camp, anti semitism, redemption, jewish, rebellion, survival, moral ambiguity, tragedy, against humanity ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, 20th century
Place: poland, europe, germany, israel, budapest
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.5
 17K
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, splatter, factual, touching ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, jewish, nazi, war, jewish ghetto, lie, radio, russian, death, genocide, lone hero ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: poland, germany, europe, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.5
 135K
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: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, sad ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing, teens, chick flick
Plot: world war two, holocaust, jewish, nazi, adoption, war, childhood, nazi germany, human spirit, life is a bitch, against humanity, youth ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1941, year 1939 ...
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Angry Harvest (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the winter of 1942-43, a Jewish family leaps from a train going through Silesia. They are separated in the woods, and Leon, a local peasant who's now a farmer of some wealth, discovers the woman, Rosa, and hides her in his cellar. ...
Style: political, realistic, serious, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, captivity, female nudity, jewish, ghetto, survival, anti semitism, train, against humanity, society, on the run ...
Time: 1940s
Place: holland, poland, europe, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.2
 5K
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, political ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, rebellion, human spirit, anti semitism, survival, life is a bitch, wartime life, against humanity, society, politics, genocide ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: emotional, touching, sad, heartbreaking, serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens
Plot: world war two, holocaust, concentration camp, jewish, childhood, nazi, war, friendship, nazism, against humanity, gas chamber, boy ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, poland, europe, berlin germany, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.5
 35K
Stalingrad (1993)
Genre: Drama, War
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 ...
Plot: world war two, war, survival, german, nazism, russian, soldier, wehrmacht, eastern front, starvation, battles, military life ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, year 1943, 20th century
Place: russia, germany, poland, east germany, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
All My Loved Ones (1999)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Told from the perspective of man reflecting on his childhood in Prauge in the early years of World War 2 and the eventual destruction of his family as the Nazis rise to power. The storyline focuses heavily on Jewish-Czech Silberstein family members. ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, coming of age, escapades, hopes, society, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, youth, wartime life, war, ghetto, starvation ...
Time: 80s, 1930s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: slovakia, czech republic, europe, austria, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, sentimental, emotional, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, orphan, rescue, survival, human spirit, against humanity, life is a bitch, hopes, society, youth, fugitives, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: italy, slovenia, europe, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: concentration camp, world war two, holocaust, genocide, anti semitism, moral dilemma, forbidden love, wartime life, survival, hidden identity, uncover truth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: hungary, switzerland, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Divided We Fall (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In Nazi occupied Czechoslovakia, a childless couple agree to hide a Jewish friend at great personal risk of discovery and execution.
Style: surreal, compassionate, lyrical, disturbing, touching ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, jewish, survival, idealism, nazi occupation, human spirit, self discovery, wartime life, against humanity, couple relations, dishonesty ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: poland, germany, eastern europe, tokyo, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.2
 148K
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, nazi, war, survival, partisan, genocide, jewish, judaism, wartime life, rebellion, russian ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1942, year 1941
Place: poland, germany, israel, russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: political, twists and turns, intellectual, dramatic, compassionate ...
Plot: world war two, cruise ship, holocaust, jewish, nazi, ship, anti semitism, catastrophe, ocean liner, sea, murder, world politics ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1939
Place: germany, cuba, havana cuba, california, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, bleak, heartbreaking, harsh, suspense ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, survival, nazi, genocide, war, pianist, jewish, nazi occupation, anti semitism, nazism, against humanity ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, 20th century, 1930s, year 1939 ...
Place: poland, germany, eastern europe, europe, warsaw poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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God on Trial (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In the Jewish tradition of arguing with God, Jewish prisoners in Auschwitz decide to put God on Trial.
Style: thought provoking, serious, disturbing, tense, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, atrocity, world war two, genocide, legal, debate, war crime, injustice, confined, life is a bitch, anti semitism ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe, poland, germany, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.3
 504
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, disturbing, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, wartime life, world war two, survival, rescue, deportation, anti semitism, immigrants, fighting the system, human spirit, idealism, heroic mission ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s
Place: europe, harvard university, vienna, belgrade, mediterranean sea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.3
 53K
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, suspense, harsh, factual ...
Plot: world war two, war, prison, military, nazi, escape, racism, pow, soldier, russian, torture, propaganda ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, poland, europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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, serious, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, nazi germany, world war two, jewish, anti semitism, wartime life, human spirit, life is a bitch, couple relations, hopes, society, nazi ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943, 20th century
Place: berlin germany, germany, usa, new york, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Boat Is Full (1981)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Switzerland, West Germany, Austria
Duration: 101 min.
Story: During World War II, Switzerland severely limited refugees: "Our boat is full." A train from Germany halts briefly in an isolated corner of Switzerland. Six people jump off seeking asylum: four Jews, a French child, and a German soldier. ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, bleak, disturbing
Plot: holocaust, world war two, border, refugee, anti semitism, children, ship, passport, racial prejudice, escape attempt, border crossing, train ...
Time: 1940s
Place: switzerland, germany, europe, zurich switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Shop on Main Street (1965)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In a small town in Nazi-occupied Slovakia during World War II, decent but timid carpenter Tono is named "Aryan comptroller" of a button store owned by an old Jewish widow, Rozalie. Since the post comes with a salary and standing in the ...
Style: sincere, atmospheric, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, nazi, german, fascism, politics, jewish, dehumanization, deportation, rescue, against humanity ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942
Place: slovakia, israel, eastern europe, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Edges of the Lord (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, Poland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A 12-year-old Jewish boy hides with a family of Catholic peasant farmers to escape the Nazis.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: holocaust, wartime life, world war two, jewish, village, human spirit, survival, hidden identity, fish out of water, anti semitism, against humanity, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: poland, europe, vatican
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: political, disturbing, suspenseful, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: courtroom drama, genocide, judge, holocaust, world war two, court, lawyer, war crime, jewish, nazi, courtroom, german ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, middle ages, 60s, 20th century ...
Place: germany, poland, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: serious, realistic, bleak, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: world war two, rabbi, ghetto, holocaust, jewish, life is a bitch, society, misfit, against humanity, confined, survival, war ...
Time: 1940s
Place: europe, poland, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: thought provoking, uplifting, emotional, bleak, serious ...
Plot: world war two, politics, rescue, jewish, nazi soldier, anti semitism, ghetto, genocide, heroes, holocaust, righting the wronged, political unrest ...
Time: 1940s
Place: sweden, europe, hungary, stockholm sweden, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, bleak, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: holocaust, nazism, world war two, nazi, anti semitism, concentration camp, life is a bitch, pow, gestapo, war, confined, jewish ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%