Movies like Katyn

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Katyn
Original name: Katyń
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An examination of the Soviet slaughter of thousands of Polish officers and citizens in the Katyn forest in 1940.
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, dramatic, disturbing, reflective, emotional, brutal, harsh, heartbreaking ...
Plot: war, survival, russian, german, brutality, propaganda, murder, anti heroes, nazis, genocide, wartime, tragedy, nazi, jews, fascism, soldier, runaway, holocaust, storytelling, death, courage, free speech, catastrophe, family, guilt ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1940
Place: poland, russia, europe, germany, east germany

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, dramatic and harsh films with plots about wartime, brutality, war, courage, runaway, culture clash and idealism mostly in War, Drama and History genres. Some movies like Katyn: Stalingrad (1993), The Grey Zone (2001), Europa Europa (1990), Conspiracy (2001), The Winter War (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 7.5
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Stalingrad
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, bleak, epic, serious, rough ...
Plot: war, survival, german, russian, politics, genocide, holocaust, soldier, death, wartime, nazis, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, year 1942, 1940s
Place: russia, germany, europe, poland, africa ...
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The Grey Zone
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, realistic, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, redemption, rebellion, nazi, jewish, death, torture, murder, prison, jews, nazis ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944, 1940s
Place: poland, germany, europe, israel, budapest hungary
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    User:   71%
 
 7.6
 13K
Europa Europa
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: realistic, epic, serious, dramatic, captivating ...
Plot: german, jewish, holocaust, survival, war, nazi, nazis, russian, friendship, courage, sacrifice, hidden identity ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, poland, europe, israel, russia ...
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    User:   67%
 
 7.8
 16K
Conspiracy
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, realistic, disturbing, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: holocaust, genocide, war, politics, german, nazi, nazis, conspiracy, lawyer, jews, leadership, anti semitism ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, poland, berlin germany
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System:   70%
    User:   82%
 
The Winter War
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 199 min.
Story: Russia attacked Finland in late November 1939. This film tells the story of a Finnish platoon of reservists from the municipality of Kauhava in the province of Pohjanmaa/Ostrobothnia who leave their homes and go to war. The film focuses on the ...
Style: realistic, epic, bleak, tense, serious ...
Plot: war, military, politics, violence, finnish, soldier, brutality, courage, military life, russian, battle zone, violent ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, year 1939, 1940s
Place: russia, europe, finland, soviet union
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System:   67%
    User:   60%
 
Paradise Road
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, ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy, uplifting ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: prison, war, survival, island, friendship, human spirit, women, jungle, torture, danger, camp, courage ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: japan, asia, singapore, australia, indonesia ...
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System:   65%
    User:   68%
 
 6.8
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Ambush
Genre: War, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 123 min.
Story: It is the summer of 1941 and the Finnish army has been mobilized along the border with Russia. A platoon led by Lt. Eero Perkola is waiting for orders to go on the offensive. The platoon receives orders for a recon mission through the wilderness ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: war, finnish, losing-it hero, love story, nazis, battles, wartime, military, civil war, weapons, fight scenes, catastrophe ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 90s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: russia, germany, poland
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System:   64%
    User:   57%
 
The Charge of the Light Brigade
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A chronicle of events that led to the British involvement in the Crimean War against Russia and which led to the siege of Sevastopol and the fierce Battle of Balaclava on October 25, 1854 which climaxed with the heroic, but near-disastrous calvary ...
Style: epic, realistic, exciting, serious, harsh ...
Plot: war, politics, russian, military, anti war, death, soldier, period piece, leadership, courage, gunfight, culture clash ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1960s, 1850s
Place: england, russia, europe, istanbul turkey, canada ...
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System:   62%
    User:   64%
 
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 14K
Jakob the Liar
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: semi serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere, dramatic ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, war, nazi, radio, jews, anti heroes, nazis, wartime, jewish, death, russian ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   50%
 
 7.1
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Lore
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Germany, Australia, 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: bleak, realistic, tense, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: survival, coming of age, innocence lost, war, german, nazi, holocaust, jewish, death, murder, nazis, on the road ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1945
Place: germany, poland, australia, hamburg germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   54%
 
 7.2
 127K
Defiance
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: realistic, epic, emotional, serious, captivating ...
Plot: survival, war, jewish, holocaust, camp, russian, german, nazis, nazi, genocide, revenge, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1941
Place: poland, europe, germany, israel, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   64%
 
The Tuskegee Airmen
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During the Second World War, a special project is begun by the US Army Air Corps to integrate African American pilots into the Fighter Pilot Program. Known as the "Tuskegee Airman" for the name of the airbase at which they were trained, ...
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, sincere, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, aviation, racism, military, soldier, civil war, courage, survival, leadership, german, runaway, wartime ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: alabama, germany, usa, africa, arkansas ...
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System:   58%
    User:   48%
 
Enemy at the Gates
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, Germany, Ireland, USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Enemy at the Gates is a war film from Jean-Jacques Annaud from 2001 that takes place during the battle of Stalingard in World War II between the Russians and the Germans.
Style: realistic, epic, bleak, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: war, german, friendship, russian, nazi, propaganda, courage, sniper, betrayal, politics, violence, assassination ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: russia, germany, poland, soviet union
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System:   58%
    User:   61%
 
Judgment at Nuremberg
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 186 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: talky, realistic, serious, bleak, dramatic ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, holocaust, genocide, german, war, idealism, nazi, redemption, jewish, nazis, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 60s, 1940s, 1960s ...
Place: germany, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   61%
 
Is Paris Burning?
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: The title is Adolf Hitler's question to his chief of staff Alfred Jodl on the eve of the liberation of Paris (August 25): the military governor of Paris, General Dietrich von Choltitz, had been ordered to destroy Paris rather than let it fall ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, brutal, emotional ...
Plot: war, military, rescue, gory, heroic mission, nazis, german, wartime life, revolution, nazi, idealism, distopia ...
Time: 40s, year 1944, 1940s
Place: france, europe, germany, paris france
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System:   56%
    User:   48%
 
 6.6
 4K
MacArthur
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The film portrays MacArthur's (Gregory Peck) life from 1942, before the Battle of Bataan, to 1952, the time after he had been removed from his Korean War command by President Truman (Ed Flanders) for insubordination, and is recounted in ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, dramatic ...
Plot: war, military, island, politics, president, soldier, wartime, death, weapons, daring rescue, mentor, civil war ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: japan, australia, asia, korea, the philippines ...
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System:   56%
    User:   63%
 
The Scarlet and the Black
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK, Italy
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Fr. Hugh O'Flaherty is a Vatican official in 1943-45 who has been hiding downed pilots, escaped prisoners of war, and Italian resistance families. His diplomatic status in a Catholic country prevents Colonel Kappler from openly arresting him, ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense, dramatic ...
Plot: nazi, irish, nazis, clergy, mentor, soldier, idealism, german, war, gunfight, wartime, runaway ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe, germany, california, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   51%
 
The Monuments Men
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action drama focusing on seven over-the-hill, out-of-shape museum directors, artists, architects, curators, and art historians who went to the front lines of ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, dramatic ...
Plot: war, treasure hunt, military, art, nazis, wartime, german, nazi, courage, soldier, betrayal, anti heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1977, year 1944 ...
Place: germany, europe, poland, france, paris france ...
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System:   54%
    User:   55%
 
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Hart's War
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, serious, rough, suspenseful, dramatic ...
Plot: war, prison, military, courtroom drama, murder, soldier, nazi, propaganda, nazis, torture, camp, wartime ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, poland, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   48%
 
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
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, realistic, disturbing, twists and turns ...
Audience: kids
Plot: innocence lost, holocaust, friendship, jewish, nazis, childhood, nazi, children, concentration camp, german, young heroes, jews ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, poland, berlin germany, switzerland
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System:   52%
    User:   50%
 
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis
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: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, heartbreaking ...
Plot: fascism, holocaust, jewish, genocide, segregation, nazi, anti semitism, jews, judaism, innocence lost, prejudice, nazis ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s
Place: italy, europe, israel, germany, poland ...
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System:   49%
    User:   43%
 
Ivan's Childhood
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Poetic journey through the shards and shadows of one boy’s war-ravaged youth.
Style: bleak, atmospheric, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Plot: war, innocence lost, german, childhood, soldier, russian, wartime, dreams, brutality, young heroes, visceral, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: russia, europe, soviet union, berlin germany
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System:   48%
    User:   50%
 
Beyond the Gates
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two westerners, a priest and a teacher find themselves in the middle of the Rwandan genocide and face a moral dilemna. Do they place themselves in danger and protect the refugees, or escape the country with their lives? Based on a true story.
Style: bleak, disturbing, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: genocide, civil war, violence, politics, sexual abuse, survival, death, tragic hero, school, brutality, sacrifice, tragedy ...
Time: 90s, year 1994, 1990s
Place: africa, rwanda, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   50%
 
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Flags of Our Fathers
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: There were five Marines and one Navy Corpsman photographed raising the U.S. flag on Mt. Suribachi by Joe Rosenthal on February 23, 1945. This is the story of three of the six surviving servicemen – John 'Doc' Bradley, Pvt. Rene Gagnon ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, dramatic, sincere ...
Plot: war, military, island, survival, torture, guilt, propaganda, violence, prejudice, death, friendship, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: japan, asia, usa, iraq, arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   38%
 
 6.5
 12K
Emperor
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: As the Japanese surrender at the end of WWII, Gen. Fellers is tasked with deciding if Emperor Hirohito will be hanged as a war criminal. Influencing his ruling is his quest to find Aya, an exchange student he met years earlier in the U.S.
Style: serious, talky, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: investigation, military, politics, war, romance, emperor, wartime, culture clash, civil war, state affairs, love story, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, year 1945
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, russia
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System:   43%
    User:   37%
 
 6.8
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Midway
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: This war drama depicts the U.S. and Japanese forces in the naval Battle of Midway, which became a turning point for Americans during World War II.
Style: epic, realistic, serious, exciting, factual ...
Plot: war, heroic mission, interracial romance, wartime, battles, sacrifice, fascism, danger, idealism, heroes, catastrophe, dialogue ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942, 1940s
Place: japan, tokyo, germany, hawaii, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   40%
 
 7.3
 9K
Savior
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A hardened mercenary in the Foreign Legion begins to find his own humanity when confronted with atrocities during the fighting in Bosnia
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, rough, tense ...
Plot: war, redemption, civil war, genocide, soldier, ethnic conflict, blood, atrocity, mercenary, wartime, brutality, pregnancy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: bosnia, europe, former yugoslavia, serbia, bosnia herzegovina ...
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System:   43%
    User:   35%
 
A Bridge Too Far
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 175 min.
Story: A Bridge Too Far tells the story of Operation Market Garden, the failed attempt by the allies to end the war quickly by securing three bridges in Holland and allowing access over the Rhine into Germany. A combination of poor allied intelligence and ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, suspenseful, dramatic ...
Plot: war, military, german, soldier, allies, violence, heroic mission, wartime, courage, danger, british, weapons ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe, holland, poland, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   49%
 
A Midnight Clear
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Set in 1944 France, an American Intelligence Squad locates a German Platoon wishing to surrender rather than die in Germany's final war offensive. The two groups of men, isolated from the war at present, put aside their differences and spend ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, tense, rough ...
Plot: war, innocence lost, friendship, tragedy, violence, buddies, wartime, german, nazis, storytelling, courage, insanity ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: germany, poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   45%
 
 7.3
 9K
In Darkness
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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, dramatic ...
Plot: holocaust, jewish, survival, war, nazi, german, genocide, brutality, drinking, chase, betrayal, jews ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1945, year 2008
Place: poland, europe, germany, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   35%
 
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