Movies like Pastorale 1943

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Pastorale 1943 (1978)
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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, bleak, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: life is a bitch, human nature, rebelliousness, social relations, resistance, world war two, execution, torture, robbery, nazi occupation, war, village, heroes, rebellion, village life, assassination attempt, wartime life, deadly, anti heroes, sex, school, teacher, female nudity, treason, train ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: holland, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and captivating films with plots about war, life is a bitch, wartime life, world war two, danger, military and soldier mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like Pastorale 1943: The Edelweiss Pirates (2004), Army of Crime (2009), Stones for the Rampart (2014), The Ascent (1977), Silence (2011). 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 ...
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Plot: resistance, human spirit, young heroes, wartime life, rebellion, rebelliousness, danger, idealism, life is a bitch, against humanity, confined, captivity ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: europe, germany
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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, gloomy ...
Plot: resistance, rebelliousness, idealism, poet, rebellion, crimes, life is a bitch, war, heroes, hopes, human spirit, deadly ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: france, paris france
⇓ 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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: life is a bitch, against the odds, wartime life, danger, daring rescue, war
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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The Ascent (1977)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two Soviet partisans leave their starving band to get supplies from a nearby farm. The Germans have reached the farm first, so the pair must go on a journey deep into occupied territory, a voyage that will also take them deep into their souls.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: betrayal, village, confined, heroes, life is a bitch, war, wartime life, danger, death sentence, captivity, dishonesty, atrocity ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1942
Place: soviet union, europe, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: realistic, gloomy, serious, rough, bleak ...
Plot: wartime life, war, heroes, life is a bitch, military, soldier, retreat, mental breakdown, sauna, idealism, russian soldier, coffin ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: europe, finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, emotional, serious, bleak
Plot: holocaust, mass murder, nazi occupation, life is a bitch, heroic mission, wartime life, against humanity, war, genocide, social relations, haunted by the past, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1942
Place: czechoslovakia, czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Zookeeper (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Denmark, UK, Czech Republic, Netherlands
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jonah Ludovic (Sam Neill) is a custodian at a small municipal zoo. After a night of heavy shelling Ludovic arrives at his job to find the staff abandoning the zoo. He joins a skeleton crew that includes an elderly guard and a veterinarian (Om ...
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Plot: tragic hero, wartime life, survival, fighting the system, danger, society, rebellion, political unrest, life is a bitch, war, state affairs, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: contemporary
Place: bosnia herzegovina, sarajevo
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, human spirit, life is a bitch, wartime life, survival, ghetto, politics, danger, political unrest, against humanity, society ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1943, 1940s
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Behind Enemy Lines (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Professor-turned-spy Col. Calvin Turner and his associate, workaholic Lt. Shelley Flynn, plan a daring rescue behind enemy lines in World War II German-occupied Norway of a brilliant scientist who may or may not be aiding the Germans.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: heroes, criminal heroes, state affairs, chases and races, escapades, against humanity, war, undercover, danger, military, rebellion, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century
Place: london, norway, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Iron Triangle (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on the diary of an unknown Viet Cong soldier, this film provides a sympathetic look at a Viet Cong soldier who protected a captured American soldier whom he believed did not kill him when the American had the opportunity. Written by John ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, exciting ...
Plot: war, vietnam war, captivity, confined, military life, on the run, battles, wartime life, political unrest, life is a bitch, espionage, rebellion ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: exciting, tense, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: nazism, resistance, coming of age, execution, occupation, wartime life, adventure, german, danger, military, life is a bitch, war ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: netherlands, holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Winston Affair (1964)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In a remote jungle outpost in the Far Eastern theater of World War II, a hotheaded American soldier murders an allied British sergeant in cold blood. Stalwart American Lt. Colonel Barney Adams (Mitchum) is dispatched to defend him in the ensuing ...
Style: rough, serious, captivating, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, dedicated lawyer, crime, legal investigation, soldier, crimes, heroes, life is a bitch, war, state affairs, legal action ...
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Nothing to Report (1973)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Italy, Tunisia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In 1956, the professional army of France lacks the manpower to keep the peace in Algeria, the colony which the country is determined to hold on to at any price. For this reason, reservists are called up and subject to an intense period of training ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: soldier, prostitute, military, battles, life is a bitch, politics, anti war, society, rebellion, military life, war, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: algeria, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Bunker (1981)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Dramatization depicting the events surrounding Adolf Hitler's last weeks in and around his underground bunker in Berlin before and during the battle for the city.
Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, psychological, serious ...
Plot: nazi germany, against humanity, adolf hitler, confinement indoors, wartime life, downfall, life is a bitch, state affairs, confined, human nature, introspection, totalitarianism ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1945
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Lionel Chetwynd's film documents the horrific struggles that faced American POWs held in the North Vietnamese prison Hoa Lo -- more infamously known as the Hanoi Hilton -- between 1964 and 1975. Williamson (Michael Moriarty) leads a group of ...
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Time: 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Massacre in Rome (1973)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: captivating, bleak, thought provoking, serious, rough ...
Plot: partisan, nazi occupation, ss, hostages, hopes, heroes, war, life is a bitch, state affairs, escapades, wartime life, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Caterpillar (2010)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: During the Second Sino-Japanese War, in 1940, Lieutenant Kurokawa returns home as a honored and decorated soldier but deprived of his arms and legs lost in battle. All hopes, from the villagers and women to close family members, turn to Shigeko, the ...
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: quadriplegic, life is a bitch, disability, family problems, soldier, military, village life, state affairs, political unrest, family in crisis, world war two, japanese soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Escape from Sobibor (1987)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Yugoslavia
Duration: 143 min.
Story: During WWII, the death camp at Treblinka had an escape, causing the Commandant at a similar camp in Sobibor to vow (actually threaten) that his camp would never experience the same thing. But those who were its captives, the Jewish laborers that had ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: concentration camp, captivity, genocide, brutality, violence, against humanity, world war two, pow, holocaust, danger, hopes, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Man Who Will Come (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A group of Italian villagers struggle to survive during a tumultuous time in 1943, debating how much assistance to give the partisans with the impending arrival of the Germans. Based on True Events.
Style: serious, atmospheric, captivating, bleak, realistic
Plot: life is a bitch, against humanity, mute or deaf, village life, parents and children, village, social relations, family relations, youth, society, soldier, little girl ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1943, year 1944
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, Czech Republic
Duration: 123 min.
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Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1943
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Genre: Drama, War
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35%
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33%
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The Skin (1981)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Hell Is for Heroes (1962)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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