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Winter in Wartime (2008)
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Winter in Wartime (2008)
Original name: Oorlogswinter
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 the dismay of his father, who, as mayor, works to prevent escalations in the village.
Style: exciting, tense, serious, realistic, captivating, gloomy, stylized
Plot: world war two, nazism, resistance, occupation, coming of age, execution, nazi, adventure, wartime life, war, german, military, life is a bitch, danger, young heroes, resistance movement, horse, father son relationship, youth, mayor, oppression, innocence lost, winter, children in wartime, teenager ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: netherlands, europe, holland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and suspenseful films with plots about world war two, war, soldier, military, wartime life, heroes and battles mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like Winter in Wartime: The Edelweiss Pirates (2004), Secrets of War (2014), Army of Crime (2009), April 9th (2015), In the Fog (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Edelweiss Pirates (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, Luxembourg
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Im Kölner Stadtteil Ehrenfeld lebt eine Gruppe von Arbeiterkindern kurz vor Ende des Zweiten Weltkriegs ihren ganz eigenen Alltag. Die selbsternannten „Edelweißpiraten“ träumen von einer gerechten Welt und sehnen sich nach der unbeschwerten ...
Style: realistic, captivating, suspenseful, tense, bleak ...
Plot: resistance, rebellion, wartime life, young heroes, human spirit, danger, confined, life is a bitch, against humanity, captivity, rebelliousness, idealism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe
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95%
Secrets of War (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, History, War
Country: Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tuur and Lambert are best friends. But the war is closing in and is about to change their lives forever. Tuurs dad joined the resistance and even his big brother seems so be part of it. Lamberts family on the other hand choose to obey the Germans. ...
Style: emotional, captivating, realistic, touching, serious
Plot: friendship, world war two, war, best friends, youth, village life, village, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, friendship between boys, teenager, child ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
Army of Crime (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France
Duration: 139 min.
Story: This gripping historical drama recounts the story of Armenian-born Missak Manouchian, a woodworker and political activist who led an immigrant laborer division of the Parisian Resistance on 30 operations against the Nazis in 1943. The Nazis branded ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: resistance, world war two, rebelliousness, occupation, deadly, human spirit, heroes, poet, idealism, rebellion, danger, youth ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 6.6
 5K
April 9th (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the early morning of April 9th 1940 the Danish army is alerted. The Germans have crossed the border; Denmark is at war against Europe's strongest army. In Southern Jutland Danish bicycle- and motorcycle companies are ordered out, to against ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: war, world war two, soldier, nazi occupation, battles, military, danger, against the odds, surprise attack, friendship, battle zone, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1940
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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The Battle on the River Neretva (1969)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Yugoslavia, Italy, West Germany, USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: In January 1943 the German army, afraid of an Allied invasion of the Balkans, launched a great offensive against Yugoslav Partisans in Western Bosnia. The only way out for the Partisan forces and thousands of refugees was the bridge on the river ...
Style: epic, realistic, rough, serious, exciting ...
Plot: world war two, battles, war, life is a bitch, against the odds, soldier, military, rivalry, politics, wartime life, battle zone, heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1943
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, bosnia, yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.8
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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, survival, life is a bitch, wartime life, danger, human nature, collaboration, resistance fighter, war ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942
Place: russia, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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The Bridge (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A group of German boys is ordered to protect a small bridge in their home village during the waning months of the second world war. Truckloads of defeated, cynical Wehrmacht soldiers flee the approaching American troops, but the boys, full of ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, bleak
Plot: world war two, military, heroic mission, war, soldier, young heroes, left to die, danger, american soldier, combat casualty, german soldier, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1945
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Soldier of Orange (1977)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 155 min.
Story: This film depicts World War II through the eyes of several Dutch students. It follows them through the beginning of the war, the Nazi occupation and the liberation.
Style: stylized, realistic, tense, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: world war two, nazi occupation, betrayal, espionage, occupation, escape attempt, queen, resistance, war, german, friendship, vengeance ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 1930s, 80s
Place: europe, netherlands, london, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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A Bridge Too Far (1977)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
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, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: war, world war two, behind enemy lines, allies, army, against the odds, heroic mission, battle zone, soldier, mission, danger, invasion ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1944, 70s
Place: netherlands, holland, germany, europe, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Leningrad (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Russia, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When in 1941 Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union, their troops quickly besieged Leningrad. Foreign journalists are evacuated but one of them, Kate Davies, is presumed dead and misses the plane. Alone in the city she is helped by Nina Tsvetnova a ...
Style: bleak, realistic, rough, serious, gloomy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, siege, military, battles, survival, life is a bitch, danger, wartime life, hunger, soldier, rationing, starvation ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1941
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Beyond the Front Line (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A movie based on real wartime diaries tells the story of the Swedish speaking Finns' infantry regiment 61. The story follows the regiment during the Continuation War from 1942 to 1944 and from Syväri to the Karelian Isthmus where they faced ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: world war two, military, wartime life, heroic mission, battles, chaos and mayhem, state affairs, against humanity, soldier, politics, war, infantrymen ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: europe, russia, finland, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Fortress of War (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Belarus, Russia
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A war drama set during the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941, in which Russian troops held on to a border stronghold for nine days. The film shows the heroic defense of Brest Fortress, which has taken upon the first stroke of German ...
Style: serious, epic, tense, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, world war two, battles, soldier, heroes, invasion, german, heroic mission, resistance, honor, infantrymen, survival ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1941
Place: russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Katyn (2007)
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: disturbing, heartbreaking, sentimental, sad, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, war crime, nazism, survival, war, captivity, military life, life is a bitch, missing person, against humanity, confined, military ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1940
Place: poland, russia, europe, soviet union, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Burnt by the Sun 2: Citadel (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The final part of Mikhalkov's trilogy about Divisional Commander Kotov finds him returning home during World War II having been betrayed, narrowly escaped execution for treason and nearly reduced to dust in a prison camp. Only to discover that ...
Style: realistic, serious, epic, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: soldier, world war two, military life, survival, family relations, wartime life, battle zone, battles, distopia, danger, graphic violence, family problems ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Stones for the Rampart (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 111 min.
Story: To be defeated and not be - a victory. This is the motto that life is guided by three young friends: Alek, Sophy and Rudy. Scouts, high school graduates high school in Warsaw drifting ambitious plans for the future broken through September 1939. ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: against the odds, wartime life, life is a bitch, war, daring rescue, danger, world war two
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Silence (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A drama between people under unconventional circumstances. In the Second World War Finland was the only nation who brought casualties killed-in-action back to be buried at home. These actions were carried out by men and women working in assembly ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: wartime life, military, life is a bitch, heroes, war, heroism, idealism, world war two, death of son, soldier, friend, horse ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: europe, finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Burnt by the Sun 2: Intercession (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 181 min.
Story: Epic film about WWII, a sequel to Utomlyonnye solntsem (1994). Evil Stalin is terrorizing people of Russia while the Nazis are advancing. Russian officer Kotov, who miraculously survived the death sentence in Stalin's Purge, is now fighting in ...
Style: gloomy, emotional, stylized, atmospheric, epic ...
Plot: world war two, dishonesty, military life, danger, betrayal, war, state affairs, life is a bitch, battles, family relations, wartime life, soldier ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1943, year 1941
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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The Blitz (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A thrilling love story between the young boxer Vincent and the German Eva, who soon has to marry with the middle-aged Dirk to save her family. While the war starts in the Netherlands their impossible love inflames. May 14, 1940, the day that the ...
Style: realistic, emotional, suspenseful, touching, serious ...
Plot: world war two, life is a bitch, wartime life, society, social differences, bombing, arranged marriage, unfulfillment, romance, german occupation, brother sister relationship, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Yamato (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Directed by Junya Sato and based on a book by Jun Henmi, "Yamato" has a framing story set in the present day and uses flashbacks to tell the story of the crew of the World War II Japanese battleship Yamato. The film was never released in ...
Style: realistic, captivating, exciting, serious
Plot: navy, world war two, battleship, japanese history, survival, battles, war, ship, military, heroes, danger, first love ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Pastorale 1943 (1978)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 125 min.
Story: In a Dutch village during the German occupation, a small group of badly organized resistance fighters attempt to assassinate a collaborator.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, factual, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: world war two, life is a bitch, social relations, human nature, rebelliousness, resistance, execution, torture, robbery, nazi occupation, deadly, assassination attempt ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, serious ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, resistance, politics, family relations, battle zone, heroic mission, soldier, political unrest, military life, danger ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1939, 1940s
Place: finland, europe, russia, soviet union, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Dirty Heroes (1968)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Set near the end of World War II in the Netherlands, Dirty Heroes concerns a group of ex-convicts recruited into the U.S. Army to recover Dutch jewels originally stolen by the Nazis as well as confiscated Allied plans
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, escapades, chases and races, war, confined, adventure, vengeance, danger, orchestral, battles, military, rivalry ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: europe, holland, amsterdam, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, suspenseful, rough, exciting ...
Plot: sniper, world war two, war, military, nazism, friendship, heroes, assassination, battle zone, trap, partners, elimination ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: russia, soviet union, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Back Door to Hell (1964)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: During WWII, a three-man commando team places its trust in the hands of a band of Filipino resistors, as they try to knock out a Japenese communication center.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, tense, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, espionage, war, danger, anti war, escapades, mission, battles, soldier, reconnaissance, liberation, captivity ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: the philippines, japan, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Battle of the Bulge (1965)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: In the winter of 1944, the Allied Armies stand ready to invade Germany at the coming of a New Year. To prevent this occurrence, Hitler orders an all out offensive to re-take French territory and capture the major port city of Antwerp. "The ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, epic ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: world war two, military, heroic mission, danger, campaign, epic battle, soldier, heroes, u.s. military, attack, tank, war ...
Time: 20th century, year 1944, 1940s
Place: belgium, europe, germany, berlin germany, hawaii ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.6
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Stalingrad (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Drama set in 1942, during one of the most important battles of World War II, which stopped the progress of Nazi forces and turned the tide of war in favor of the Allies. The Soviet army mounts a counter-attack on the Nazi forces that occupy half of ...
Style: epic, captivating, realistic, rough, serious ...
Plot: world war two, war, siege, heroes, life is a bitch, wartime life, battles, red army, battle zone, danger, military life, heroism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: soviet union, russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
1944: The Final Defence (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The Soviet army breaks through the Finnish defences on the Karelian Isthmus in June 1944, advancing with overwhelming force. Somehow, the Finnish troops must find the strength to fight back, with all odds against them. The Battle of Tali-Ihantala ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, battles, against the odds, heroes, wartime life, rivalry, military, war, infantrymen, battlefield, attack ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: finland, europe, soviet union, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, exciting
Plot: holocaust, world war two, soldier, anti semitism, nazism, against humanity, life is a bitch, society, wartime life, confined, collaboration, murder ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942
Place: paris france, france, switzerland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.5
 30K
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: epic, rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, war, german, military, nazism, starvation, soldier, politics, survival, russian, genocide ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1942, year 1943
Place: russia, europe, italy, germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Is Paris Burning? (1966)
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: emotional, serious, captivating, harsh, factual ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, moral dilemma, wartime life, rescue, against the odds, totalitarianism, resistance, heroic mission, insubordination, anti heroes, survival ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: france, paris france, europe, warsaw poland, arc de triomphe paris ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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