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Is Paris Burning? (1966)
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Is Paris Burning? (1966)
Original name: Paris brûle-t-il?
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 undamaged into the hands of the Allies, but von Choltitz disobeyed.The film follows historical events as U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower, head of the Allied invasion, refuses to divert troops to liberate Paris. His hand is forced by the French military leader, Philippe Leclerc, and by a Resistance uprising in the city. Von Choltitz keeps details of the uprising from the German high command in an effort to save the city being destroyed in retaliation. The film follows his turmoil as a soldier and as the man who doesn't wish to be seen by history as the cause of a beautiful city's destruction.
Style: serious, emotional, captivating, harsh, factual, suspense, tense, suspenseful, realistic, brutal ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, moral dilemma, rescue, totalitarianism, wartime life, against the odds, resistance, survival, insubordination, heroic mission, liberation, battles, wehrmacht, french resistance, nazi occupied france, moral ambiguity, war, justice, military, heroes, soldier, escapades, military life, against humanity ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, 40s
Place: france, paris france, europe, warsaw poland, germany

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Battle of the Bulge (1965)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
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Country: USA, UK
Duration: 175 min.
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The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1962)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 153 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological
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Female Agents (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 148 min.
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The Longest Day (1962)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
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Style: realistic, suspenseful, touching, serious, epic ...
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Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1944
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 145 min.
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Style: bleak, gloomy, stylized, realistic, captivating ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 169 min.
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Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: realistic, rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Only the Brave (2006)
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Duration: 99 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 130 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.0
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Country: France, Germany, Hungary
Duration: 115 min.
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Place: france, paris france, vichy, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: serious, tense, sincere, emotional, realistic
Plot: world war two, uncover truth, hidden identity, wartime life, escapades, survival, life is a bitch, rescue, against humanity, state affairs, politics, society ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
We Were Soldiers (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Germany, USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War and the soldiers on both sides that fought it.
Style: factual, serious, realistic, rough, sincere ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.6
 21K
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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, disturbing, factual, intense, atmospheric ...
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Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Les Misérables (1995)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 175 min.
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Style: epic, emotional, gloomy, captivating, realistic ...
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Place: paris france, normandy, france, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.2
 5K
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, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, deportation, rebellion, anti semitism, human spirit, survival, life is a bitch, wartime life, ghetto, against humanity, society, politics ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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