Movies like The Mother of Kings

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The Mother of Kings (1987)
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The Mother of Kings (1987)
Original name: Matka Królów
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Made in 1982, shelved for five years. Story opens with Lucja Krol's husband under the tram. She gives birth to her fourth son on the floor of their new apartment. Neighbor Wiktor, a communist intellectual, befriends the poverty-stricken family but is soon arrested and sent to jail. During the war Lucja narrowly escapes a Nazi roundup at the black market. Her sons hold ardent Communist meetings in their apartment, with her blessing. Lucja works hard, but without complaint. After the war, Klemens is inexplicably arrested, accused by the new regime of being a collaborator. Wiktor, now a high-ranking party member, trying to defend him, himself falls into disgrace. Klemens is tortured to "confess" and dies in jail, a Communist to the end. Lucja is never told about his fate.
Style: intellectual, pre war
Plot: world war two, nazi, death, politics, family relations, torture, single mother, childbirth, post war, poverty, communist, courage, dying, sacrifice, bravery, letter, death of son, streetcar, widow, black market, false accusation, death of husband, jail, suffering, collaborator ...
Time: year 1956, year 1933, year 1953
Place: poland

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Most similar movies to The Mother of Kings

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, realistic, tense and serious films with plots about world war two, death, nazi, family relations, politics, soldier and friendship mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like The Mother of Kings: Hatred (2016), Akseli and Elina (1970), Europa Europa (1990), Katyn (2007), A Bag of Marbles (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Hatred (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Summer of 1939. Zosia is a young Polish girl who is deeply in love with Ukrainian Petro. Their great love will be put to the test when her father decides to marry her to a wealthy widower Skiba. Right after wedding she is left alone because her ...
Style: tense, suspense, captivating, suspenseful, thought provoking
Plot: genocide, nazi occupation, war atrocity, unhappy marriage, female protagonist, survival, anti war, murder, escape, village, husband wife relationship, baby ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943, year 1939
Place: poland
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Akseli and Elina (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A former Red Rebellion leader returns home after being imprisoned for his participation in the Finnish Civil War, but soon finds out that wartime mindsets still linger in the heads of people.
Style: pre war, epic, family saga
Plot: politics, school, village, soldier, communism, society, progress, farm, marriage, family relations, family history, violence ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 1920s
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 7.6
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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, emotional, disturbing, contemplative ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, survival, ghetto, german, hitler youth, nudity (full frontal - brief), homosexual, roommate, communism, heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 30s, 1930s
Place: latvia, germany, poland, europe, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Katyn (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 121 min.
Story: An examination of the Soviet slaughter of thousands of Polish officers and citizens in the Katyn forest in 1940.
Style: disturbing, heartbreaking, sentimental, sad, realistic ...
Plot: war crime, world war two, nazism, survival, war, captivity, military life, life is a bitch, military, battles, occupation, oppression ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1940
Place: poland, russia, europe, soviet union, ussr ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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A Bag of Marbles (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Canada, Czech Republic
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In occupied France, Maurice and Joseph, two young Jewish brothers left to their own devices demonstrate an incredible amount of cleverness, courage, and ingenuity to escape the enemy invasion and to try to reunite their family once again.
Style: suspense, tense, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: brother brother relationship, nazi, ss, german soldier, nazi occupation, holocaust, world war two, soldier, danger, military, jewish, death ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, year 1942, year 1943
Place: paris france, nice france, france
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61%
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Austeria (1982)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 109 min.
Story: During a pogrom in Poland on the eve of World War I, a group of Jews seek refuge from the Cossacks.
Plot: infidelity, face mask, sleeping, hiding, burial, father daughter relationship, hotel, child, baker, gallows, bread, man with glasses ...
Time: year 1914, pre world war one
Place: austria, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Winter War (1989)
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: epic, realistic, bleak, tense, emotional ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, resistance, politics, siblings relations, heroic mission, political unrest, battle zone, heroes, state affairs, soldier ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1939
Place: finland, europe, russia, ussr, soviet union ...
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59%
Alone in Berlin (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Berlin in June of 1940. While Nazi propaganda celebrates the regime’s victory over France, a kitchen-cum-living room in Prenzlauer Berg is filled with grief. Anna and Otto Quangel’s son has been killed at the front. This working class couple had ...
Style: heartbreaking, disturbing, suspenseful, factual, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, nazi germany, gestapo, murder, violence, death of son, torture, mechanic, bereavement, suicide, robbery, war ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1943, year 1940
Place: berlin germany, germany, central europe
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58%
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1944 (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Estonia, Finland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The events of the war in 1944, from the Blue Hills to Sõrve Peninsula. Shown through the eyes of Estonian soldiers who had to pick sides and fight against fellow brothers. Choices have to be made, not only by the soldiers, but also by their loved ...
Style: tense, suspense, psychological, captivating
Plot: world war two, eastern front, nazi, german army, soldier, death, dead soldier, nazi soldier, enemy, retreat, attack, military ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
Place: estonia, soviet union, europe, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Living in Paradise (1998)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, Algeria, Belgium, Norway
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Set in France in 1961-1962 during the Algerian War, Living in Paradise is a thought-provoking examination of the lives of North African immigrants trying to find a place in the social system of Western Europe.
Plot: prostitute, warehouse, politics, demonstration, racism, algerian, arab, letter, political activism, husband wife relationship, urban setting, interracial relations ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: paris france
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56%
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Mother (1990)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union, Italy
Duration: 200 min.
Story: The social ferment in late 19th century Russia which led to the 1917 Russian Revolution is movingly portrayed in this lengthy historical drama, which is very faithful to the 1907 novel The Mother by the celebrated Marxist writer Maxim Gorky ...
Plot: drinking alcohol, speech, father son relationship, political activist, forced suicide, secret police, communist, worker, czar, jail, revolution, assassin ...
Place: siberia, ussr, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Olympic Summer (1993)
Genre: Drama, History, Sport, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In 1936 Nazi Germany, a young,innocent apprentice, full of Olympic fever, leaves his rural village to see the ceremonies in Berlin. Upon arriving in the capitol, he meets a widow and a relationship blossoms. They spend an idyllic summer at her ...
Style: pre war, allegory
Plot: prison, homosexual, radio, third reich, nazi germany, post war, nazi, friendship, widow, politics, olympics, friend ...
Time: 1930s
Place: berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970)
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: thought provoking, touching, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: fascism, holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, family relations, tennis, family life, wartime life, life is a bitch, unrequited love, uncle niece relationship, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: italy, europe, africa, israel, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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In the Fog (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Netherlands, Belarus, Russia, Latvia
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Western frontiers of the USSR, 1942. The region is under German occupation. A man is wrongly accused of collaboration. Desperate to save his dignity, he faces an impossible moral choice.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: false accusation, world war two, nazi occupation, moral dilemma, danger, life is a bitch, survival, wartime life, human nature, collaboration, resistance fighter, war ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942
Place: russia, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Attack and Retreat (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, Soviet Union
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Beautifully photographed and lyrically written, this largely factual account of Mussolini's disastrous invasion of Russia during World War II tells the story of an Italian regiment through the eyes of a farmer from Emilia, a plumber from Rome, ...
Plot: world war two, italian army, eastern front, nazism, courage, hostage, frostbite, snow, train, sabotage, red army, italian abroad ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, year 1941
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Enemy at the Gates (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Ireland, UK, France, Germany, 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: serious, bleak, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: sniper, world war two, war, military, heroes, nazism, friendship, assassination, nazi officer, battle zone, trap, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1942
Place: russia, ussr, soviet union, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Under the North Star II (2010)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Akseli Koskela returns from prison and tries to learn living again. He's not allowed to take part in politics anymore, but he sees a lot of injustice around him. He raises a family with his wife Elina while another war is around the corner...
Style: suspense, family saga, touching, psychological, epic ...
Plot: world war two, family relations, soldier, communism, countryside, village life, male female relationship, village, communist, working class, lower class, grudge ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1940s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Birthday (1980)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The four sequences in the film cover four days in a life of young Warsaw lad in September 1938, 1939, 1943 and 1944. In the first sequence Jurek decides not to study in the Sorbonne but enlists in a Polish military school instead. In the second ...
Plot: female director, tragic event, stepmother stepson relationship, patriotism, military hospital, rich, father son relationship, soldier, birthday, male female relationship, twenty something, underground movement ...
Time: year 1939, 1940s, year 1943, year 1938, 1930s ...
Place: warsaw poland, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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303 Squadron (2018)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After the fall of the September Campaign of 1939, two Polish pilots are forced to fight for their nation in foreign battlefronts.
Style: sincere, exciting
Plot: aerial combat, air force, world war two, military, danger, battles, rescue, soldier, war, politics, wartime life, courage ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: britain, poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Assisi Underground (1985)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: This film sheds light on the role of the Catholic Church and the people of Assisi in rescuing Italian Jews from the Nazis in 1943.
Plot: bishop, nun, friendship, nazi, monastery, jewish, stock footage, world war two, catholic church, mother superior, monk, nazi occupation
Time: 1940s
Place: italy
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44%
Lesson of a Dead Language (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An officer stationed in a remote Galician outpost at the end of the First World War is dying of consumption. Suffering from feverish dreams and hallucinations, he begins to collect religious art and attends seances.
Plot: nazi, tuberculosis, prisoner, dying, murder, lieutenant, chase, australian, jewish, forest, pursuit, world war one ...
Time: 1910s, 1940s
Place: poland
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44%
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The Cardinal (1963)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: A young Catholic priest from Boston confronts bigotry, Naziism, and his own personal conflicts as he rises to the office of cardinal.
Style: sincere, emotional, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, church, family relations, bishop, racism, bigotry, abortion, priest, ku klux klan, catholic priest, gays and lesbians, rebellion ...
Place: georgia, vatican, rome italy, vienna, boston ...
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43%
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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: bleak, disturbing, serious, factual, depressing ...
Plot: holocaust, rebellion, nazi, survival, world war two, concentration camp, anti semitism, redemption, smuggling, human spirit, against humanity, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: poland, europe, germany, budapest, budapest hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Fall of the Innocent (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 126 min.
Story: With the Nazi takeover of Europe underway, the Reich Protector Reinhard Heydrich arrives in Prague and his underlings begin enforcing his authority in the towns and villages across the occupied country. In Lidice, the film's main protagonist, ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, emotional, bleak
Plot: nazi occupation, assassination, world war two, holocaust, mass murder, political repression, life is a bitch, wartime life, heroic mission, war, against humanity, deadly ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: czechoslovakia, czech republic, prague
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Esther's Diary (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Two successful, modern day American women, Maria and Sarah, are brought together by a secret connection they never knew they had; their mothers, Apolonia, a Christian, and Esther, a Jew, were best friends during the Polish Holocaust. A recently ...
Style: touching, melancholic, sincere, suspense
Plot: family relations, retirement home, religion, holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, spirituality, death, nazi, nazi concentration camp, headstone, radio broadcast ...
Time: 1940s
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Countdown to War (1989)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Based on a play, the story details the dramatic negotiations between UK, France, Poland, Nazi-Germany and USSR from the day Czechoslovakia fell, until Britain's declaration of war on Germany caused by Hitler's invasion of Poland.
Plot: nazi germany, world war two, ambassador, politics, negotiation, dictator, nazi flag, minister, hitler, deception, surrender, advisor ...
Place: czechoslovakia, ussr, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Official Story (1985)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Argentina
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After the end of the Dirty War, a high school teacher sets out to find out who the mother of her adopted daughter is.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, sincere, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: adoption, politics, family relations, uncover truth, society, parents and children, political unrest, haunted by the past, state affairs, missing person, secret, history teacher ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina, bolivia, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Winter in Wartime (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 103 min.
Story: During World War II in the freezing Netherlands winter of 1944/1945 the western Netherlands are in the grip of a famine. Many people move east to provide for their families. Fourteen year old Michiel can't wait to join the Dutch resistance, to ...
Style: tense, exciting, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, nazism, resistance, execution, occupation, coming of age, nazi, wartime life, adventure, german, military, danger ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: netherlands, europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Warsaw 44 (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A beautiful story about youth, love, friendship and the pursuit of adventure during the bloody and brutal reality of the Warsaw Uprising.
Style: realistic, captivating, romantic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, nazi occupation, nazism, death, nazi germany, love and romance, friendship, love affair, rebel army, young love, friends, relationships ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s, 20th century
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40%
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The Turncoat (2020)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 173 min.
Story: Directed by Academy Award-winner Florian Gallenberger from Sigefried Lenz's international bestseller, "Der Überläufer" is set in the summer of 1944. German soldier Walter Proska is about to return to the Eastern Front when his train ...
Style: psychological, suspense, suspenseful, captivating, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: nazi germany, world war two, partisan, german soldier, soldier, pow, defector, beating, escape, male objectification, jail, abuse ...
Time: year 1944, year 1945, 1940s, year 1956
Place: berlin germany, hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%