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In Darkness (2011)
 7.3
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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 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, tense, sincere, uplifting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, dramatic, intense, melancholic ...
Plot: thief, holocaust, jewish, underground, german, polish, tunnel, unwanted pregnancy, survival, ghetto, sewer, refugee, nazism, atrocity, war, mercenary, confined, life is a bitch, on the run, human spirit, negotiation, hopes, moral dilemma, child birth, danger ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1945, year 2008
Place: poland, europe, germany, israel

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and emotional films with plots about world war two, nazi, war, survival, holocaust, german and death mostly in War, Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like In Darkness: The Counterfeiters (2007), Europa Europa (1990), The Grey Zone (2001), The Truce (1997), Come and See (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Counterfeiters (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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, realistic, disturbing, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, german, jewish, arrest, suicide, forgery, doctor, humiliation, anti semitism, war crime ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: europe, germany, zurich switzerland, berlin germany, canada ...
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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: epic, realistic, tense, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: german, holocaust, survival, anti semitism, jewish, hidden identity, homosexual, concentration camp, ghetto, communism, roommate, nazism ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 30s, 1940s
Place: latvia, germany, poland, europe, russia ...
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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: serious, factual, depressing, harsh, compassionate ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, redemption, smuggling, against humanity, human spirit, moral dilemma, rebelliousness, pow, anti semitism, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944, 1940s
Place: europe, poland, germany, budapest hungary, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.7
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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: gloomy, emotional, bleak, serious, sincere ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Come and See (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union, Belarus
Duration: 142 min.
Story: The invasion of a village in Byelorussia by German forces sends young Florya into the forest to join the weary Resistance fighters, against his family's wishes. There he meets a girl, Glasha, who accompanies him back to his village. On ...
Style: bleak, thought provoking, surreal, rough, serious ...
Plot: against humanity, genocide, atrocity, anti war, holocaust, war crime, surrealism, survival, war, occupation, execution, military ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1943, 1940s
Place: russia, europe, germany, poland
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44%
 7.2
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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: realistic, psychological, tense, serious, sincere ...
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Time: 1940s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: touching, emotional, serious, disturbing, gloomy ...
Audience: kids
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Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
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 6.5
 14K
Jakob the Liar (1999)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Hungary, USA
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: realistic, gloomy, uplifting, sincere, semi serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 131 min.
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Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
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Style: tense, realistic, psychological, captivating, twists and turns ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.7
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Although members of the Hitler Youth chant anti-Semitic paroles in front of his house during the Purim festival, Rabbi Singer is still profoundly convinced that Germany will stay a safe country for him, his family, and his fellow believers. But ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, bleak, emotional ...
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35%
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Style: epic, gloomy, realistic, bleak, rough ...
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Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
Genre: Drama, War
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Duration: 145 min.
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Style: bleak, stylized, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Voyage of the Damned (1976)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 155 min.
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Style: tense, bleak, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, ship, anti semitism, survival, cruise, confined, against humanity, war, society, misfit, rescue, racism ...
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31%
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Country: France, Germany, Romania
Duration: 132 min.
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Style: realistic, bleak, suspenseful, clever, thought provoking ...
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Duration: 119 min.
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Style: realistic, gloomy, psychological, suspenseful, serious ...
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31%
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Duration: 118 min.
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Style: realistic, thought provoking, uplifting, emotional, serious ...
Plot: rescue, genocide, holocaust, ghetto, politics, anti semitism, hungarian, swedish, survival, racism, political unrest, heroes ...
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Country: West Germany, France, Poland, Yugoslavia
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Style: surreal, stylized, captivating, thought provoking, epic ...
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Time: 20th century, 40s, 30s, 1930s, 1940s ...
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Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
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Duration: 137 min.
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Style: epic, realistic, emotional, captivating, rough ...
Plot: jewish, camp, holocaust, russian, survival, war, escape, self sacrifice, partisan, forest, nazism, rebellion ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.7
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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: bleak, serious, tense, thought provoking, captivating ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Goodbye, Children (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, West Germany, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A French boarding school run by priests seems to be a haven from World War II until a new student arrives. He becomes the roommate of top student in his class. Rivals at first, the roommates form a bond and share a secret.
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional, gloomy ...
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My Mother's Courage (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, UK, Austria, Ireland
Duration: 89 min.
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Style: disturbing, serious, bleak, realistic, captivating ...
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Time: 1940s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Pianist (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, War
Country: France, Poland, Germany, UK, USA
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, suspense, emotional, compassionate, harsh ...
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Time: 1940s, 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
All My Loved Ones (1999)
Genre: Drama, Music, 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: captivating, serious, emotional, realistic, touching
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