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Monsieur Batignole (2002)
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Monsieur Batignole (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1942, in an occupied Paris, the apolitical grocer Edmond Batignole lives with his wife and daughter in a small apartment in the building of his grocery. When his future son-in-law and collaborator of the German Pierre-Jean Lamour calls the Nazis to arrest the Jewish Bernstein family, they move to the confiscated apartment. Some days later, the young Simon Bernstein escapes from the Germans and comes to his former home. When Batignole finds him, he feels sorry for the boy and lodges him, hiding Simon from Pierre-Jean and also from his wife. Later, two cousins of Simon meet him in the cellar of the grocery. When Pierre-Jean finds the children, Batignole decides to travel with the children to Switzerland.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, exciting, captivating
Plot: holocaust, world war two, nazism, soldier, anti semitism, child, life is a bitch, against humanity, confined, society, wartime life, collaboration, resistance, murder, occupation, escape, occupied france, jew persecution, police, jewish, writers, german, train, dream, gestapo ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942
Place: paris france, france, switzerland, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and emotional films with plots about world war two, wartime life, holocaust, against humanity, life is a bitch, anti semitism and society mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like Monsieur Batignole: Sarah's Key (2010), The Round Up (2010), The Last Train (2006), My Best Enemy (2011), A Secret (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Sarah's Key (2010)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: On the night of 16 July 1942, ten year old Sarah and her parents are being arrested and transported to the Velodrome d'Hiver in Paris where thousands of other jews are being send to get deported. Sarah however managed to lock her little brother ...
Style: captivating, emotional, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, jewish family, nazism, investigation, journalism, haunted by the past, family secret, introspection, crimes, against humanity, occupation, confined ...
Time: 1940s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 40s ...
Place: france, europe, new york, paris france, manhattan new york city
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The Round Up (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, Germany, Hungary
Duration: 115 min.
Story: 1942. Joseph is eleven. And this June morning, he must go to school, a yellow star sown on his chest. He receives the support of a goods dealer. The mockery of a baker. Between kindness and contempt, Jo, his Jewish friends, their families, learn of ...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, disturbing, bleak, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, nazism, concentration camp, nazi germany, against humanity, genocide, injustice, occupation, society, danger, confined, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, post world war two, year 1942
Place: france, paris france, europe, vichy, germany
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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, serious, realistic, bleak, captivating
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, nazism, danger, pow, life is a bitch, war, confined, train travel, gestapo, concentration camp, brutality ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: europe, germany
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My Best Enemy (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Austria, Luxembourg
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Poland 1943: An unlikely pair - a concentration camp prisoner and a captain in Hitler's notorious SS - free themselves from the wreckage of a crashed SS airplane. The two appear to be strangely familiar with each other and the extent of their ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: concentration camp, friends, friendship, military, life is a bitch, wartime life, moral dilemma, soldier, against humanity, holocaust, world war two, confined ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, poland, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
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A Secret (2007)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In 1953, a sensitive French boy finds out from a neighbor that his family's Jewish. François Grimbert becomes a physician, and gradually peels the layers of his buried family history which resulted in his difficult upbringing, raised as ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, occupation, crimes, wartime life, against humanity, haunted by the past, missing person, family disapproval, wedding preparations and rituals, toys, ex athlete ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1940s, post world war two
Place: europe, paris france
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81%
Female Agents (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 148 min.
Story: May 1944, a group of French servicewomen and resistance fighters are enlisted into the British Special Operations Executive commando group under the command of Louise Desfontaines and her brother Pierre. Their mission, to rescue a British army ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: resistance, world war two, rescue, betrayal, commando, hospital, d day, female agent, heroic mission, survival, working undercover, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1944, year 1945
Place: london, paris france, normandy, france, england ...
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76%
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1962)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Karl from Germany and Marcelo from France emigrated to Argentina and became brothers-in-law. Karl soon returned to Germany to serve in the army. Marcelo and his children Julio and Chichi became Argentinean citizens but later returned to Paris. Karl ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, psychological
Plot: world war two, resistance, family relations, death, wartime life, military, manhood, politics, society, life is a bitch, state affairs, heroic mission ...
Time: year 1939, 1930s, 1940s, year 1938
Place: argentina, france, paris france, europe, latin america ...
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Freedom (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A Gypsy family travels the French roads during the Second World War, followed by Little Claude, a young boy seeking a new family after his parents "left and never returned". Upon reaching a town where they traditionally stop for a few ...
Style: emotional, captivating, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, racism, social differences, life is a bitch, moral dilemma, rebellion, rebelliousness, family in danger, on the run, concentration camp, village ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Irena Sendler is a Catholic social worker who has sympathized with the Jews since her childhood, when her physician father died of typhus contracted while treating poor Jewish patients. When she initially proposes saving Jewish children from the ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, suspense, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, ghetto, world war two, social worker, rescue, life is a bitch, against humanity, rabbi, confined, nazi germany, anti semitism, jewish ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Train of Life (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: France, Belgium, Netherlands, Israel, Romania
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 1941, the inhabitants of a small Jewish village in Central Europe organize a fake deportation train so that they can escape the Nazis and flee to Palestine.
Style: humorous, captivating, semi serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: holocaust, deportation, train, village, world war two, forgery, anti semitism, bittersweet, nudity (full frontal - brief), anti hero, confined, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941
Place: eastern europe, europe, central europe, palestine, germany ...
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72%
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In Tranzit (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Russia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Nazi POWs suspected of heinous acts are locked up in a Soviet women's prison run by vengeful female guards. To weed out the guilty, the innocent must pay. Can supposed enemies turn into great loves? Based on a true post-World War II story, this ...
Style: realistic, sincere, uplifting, captivating, serious ...
Plot: soldier, wartime life, captivity, against humanity, life is a bitch, confined, heroes, society, prison life, genocide, injustice, world war two ...
Time: post world war two, 1940s
Place: soviet union, ussr, russia, st. petersburg russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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, serious, rough, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, deportation, rebellion, anti semitism, human spirit, life is a bitch, survival, wartime life, ghetto, political unrest, genocide, danger ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
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70%
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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, touching, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: holocaust, nazi germany, anti semitism, life is a bitch, wartime life, human spirit, couple relations, hopes, society, strong female character, world war two, courage ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: germany, berlin germany, new york, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Last Metro (1980)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In occupied Paris, an actress married to a Jewish theater owner must keep him hidden from the Nazis while doing both of their jobs.
Style: thought provoking, sincere, contemplative, serious, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, theater, infidelity, love triangle, anti semitism, occupation, confined, life is a bitch, romance, artists and showbiz, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: paris france, france, europe, germany, poland ...
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68%
The Elusive Corporal (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story serves as a companion piece to Renoir's 1937 film, Grand Illusion, once more bringing together men from across the broad social spectrum of French society to depict one man's Sisyphean efforts to escape captivity in a German POW ...
Style: contemplative, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: world war two, soldier, social differences, war, nothing goes right, prison, prison life, anti war, military life, danger, down on your luck, confined ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: captivating, serious, psychological, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: concentration camp, world war two, holocaust, anti semitism, life is a bitch, undercover, hidden identity, uncover truth, forbidden love, survival, wartime life, moral dilemma ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: switzerland, hungary, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Varian's War: The Forgotten Hero (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Varian Fry rescues more than 2,000 artists from Nazi persecution during World War II.
Style: sincere, emotional, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, hidden identity, uncover truth, wartime life, state affairs, against humanity, danger, society, life is a bitch, politics, moral dilemma, survival ...
Time: 20th century
Place: france, europe, marseille, usa
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66%
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Free Men (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In Paris during WWII, an Algerian immigrant is inspired to join the resistance by his unexpected friendship with a Jewish man. Based on not very known facts about the Muslim community in Paris during WWII, when the Paris Mosque and its dynamic ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, german occupation, resistance, idealism, human spirit, moral dilemma, fighting the system, rebellion, life is a bitch, anti semitism, wartime life, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1944, year 1942
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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A Love to Hide (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young Jewish girl, Sarah, is looking to escape the clutches of the Third Reich after seeing her parents and sister brutally slain by a smuggler who betrayed them while attempting to escape to England. Terrified, she is sheltered by her childhood ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: gay, holocaust, anti semitism, life is a bitch, gay relationship, wartime life, social relations, hidden identity, traitor, betrayal, cruelty, childhood friend ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Army of Shadows (1969)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Betrayed by an informant, Philippe Gerbier (Lino Ventura) finds himself trapped in a torturous Nazi prison camp. Though Gerbier escapes to rejoin the Resistance in occupied Marseilles, France, and exacts his revenge on the informant, he must ...
Style: bleak, gloomy, stylized, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: world war two, french resistance, betrayal, terrorist, government agency, intrigue, espionage, rescue, resistance, underground, death sentence, prison ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943, year 1942
Place: paris france, france, marseille, europe, vichy ...
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65%
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Diplomacy (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The night of August 24, 1944. The fate of Paris is in the hands of General von Choltitz, governor of Grand Paris, who is preparing, on Hitler’s orders, to blow up the French capital. The descendent of a long line of Prussian military men, the ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, talky
Plot: world war two, soldier, wartime life, danger, disobey, diplomacy, race against time, sabotage, french resistance, obedience, demolished city, german occupation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: paris france, france, europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 ⇓
62%
Wonderful Times (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Michel Berthier, cadre supérieur d'une entreprise de matelasserie, vient d'être licencié. Comme il n'ose pas avouer la vérité à Juliette, sa compagne, il s'endette pour maintenir le niveau de la famille qu'il couvre de ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic
Plot: friendship, disorder, crimes, partners, unlikely criminals, society, misfit partners, dishonesty, misfit, poverty, unemployment, rescue ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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: touching, disturbing, uplifting, surreal, compassionate ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, human spirit, survival, wartime life, against humanity, idealism, nazi occupation, couples, couple relations, society, dishonesty ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: europe, poland, germany, moscow russia, czechoslovakia ...
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61%
Is Paris Burning? (1966)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 173 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: emotional, serious, captivating, harsh, factual ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, moral dilemma, wartime life, against the odds, totalitarianism, rescue, resistance, danger, anti heroes, insubordination, heroic mission ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: france, paris france, europe, warsaw poland, germany
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61%
The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: During the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam, Otto Frank decides to hide his family, who are Jewish, after his daughter Margot is called to appear for transport to a Nazi labour camp. Miep Gies, Otto Frank's office assistant hides them in the attic ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, anti heroes, hopes, society, against humanity, injustice, attic, racism, family life, human spirit ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s, 20th century
Place: amsterdam, holland, europe
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60%
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Nina's House (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Starting in 1944 in the wake of the Liberation and continuing into the '60s, 'houses of hope' were established to lend a semblance of continuity to youngsters orpahaned by the war. Nina's Home takes place between September 1944 ...
Style: uplifting, captivating, serious, emotional, touching ...
Plot: adoption, orphan, survival, confined, concentration camp, orphanage, family relations, frame up, anti semitism, holocaust, danger, against humanity ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, emotional, sentimental, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, human spirit, survival, orphan, rescue, youth, society, against humanity, hopes, danger, wartime life ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: italy, switzerland, europe, slovenia
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59%
The Secret of Santa Vittoria (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: During World War II, Italian villagers hide their wine from the German army.
Style: humorous, captivating, exciting, light, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, rise to the top, holocaust, small town, military, fighting the system, anti semitism, war, escapades, mayor, wine, italian fascism ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: italy, europe
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59%
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Spring of Life (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The film, 'The Spring Of Life', brings to light a little-known operation of the Nazi SS, started just before the outbreak of World War II. Through the careful selection and re-education of young women, it was the Nazi's mad dream to ...
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, bleak, rough
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, world war two, against humanity, society, life is a bitch, wartime life, genocide, breeding, war, forbidden love, racial slur ...
Time: 1940s
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59%