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, execution, world war two, torture, robbery, nazi occupation, war, village, heroes, rebellion, village life, assassination attempt, wartime life, deadly, anti heroes, school, teacher, female nudity, treason, train, farm ...
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, military, heroes and soldier mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like Pastorale 1943: The Ascent (1977), Silence (2011), Army of Crime (2009), The Edelweiss Pirates (2004), Fall of the Innocent (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: emotional, bleak, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: betrayal, village, death sentence, captivity, danger, atrocity, dishonesty, wartime life, war, life is a bitch, heroes, confined ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1942, 1940s
Place: soviet union, russia, europe
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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: gloomy, serious, bleak, rough, realistic ...
Plot: heroes, war, wartime life, life is a bitch, military, soldier, jealousy, coffin, male nudity, winter, frontier, sauna ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: europe, finland
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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: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, gloomy
Plot: resistance, assassination, ss, rebelliousness, rebellion, death sentence, occupation, deadly, political unrest, human spirit, youth, danger ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1942
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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, suspenseful, captivating, tense, bleak ...
Plot: resistance, against humanity, siblings relations, life is a bitch, escapades, wartime life, heroes, confined, young heroes, idealism, family relations, urban ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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: realistic, disturbing, emotional, bleak, serious
Plot: assassination, nazi occupation, mass murder, holocaust, against humanity, heroic mission, wartime life, village life, life is a bitch, war, village, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1942
Place: czech republic, czechoslovakia
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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: serious, bleak, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: escapades, war, chases and races, criminal heroes, wartime life, heroes, state affairs, military, against humanity, danger, undercover, espionage ...
Time: 20th century
Place: london, europe, england, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Plot: war, vietnam war, confined, captivity, military life, political unrest, on the run, battles, rebellion, anti war, espionage, wartime life ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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: realistic, bleak, psychological, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: nazi germany, against humanity, adolf hitler, confinement indoors, downfall, state affairs, confined, wartime life, life is a bitch, introspection, totalitarianism, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1945
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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: rough, bleak, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: soldier, prostitute, military, military life, battles, politics, rebellion, society, anti war, life is a bitch, state affairs, war ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: algeria, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Hanoi Hilton (1987)
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 ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, thought provoking, captivating, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, prison life, political unrest, military life, espionage, danger, isolation, revolution, tough heroes, battles, anti war, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Massacre in Rome (1973)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the Nazi occupied city of Rome, an assault on an SS brigade draws retaliation from the military governship. "Massacre in Rome" is the true story of how this partisan attack led to the mass execution of Italian nationals under the orders ...
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: nazi occupation, partisan, ss, deadly, military life, war, hostages, state affairs, escapades, against humanity, hopes, heroes ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, bleak, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: murder, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation, crime, courtroom drama, soldier, life is a bitch, crimes, heroes, wartime life, power relations, politics ...
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.2
 4K
Uprising (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 177 min.
Story: Jews rise up in the Warsaw Ghetto against the Nazis in 1943.
Style: realistic, captivating, tense, uplifting, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, ghetto, deportation, anti semitism, politics, political unrest, military life, human spirit, heroic mission, heroes, wartime life, anti heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1943
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, suspenseful, tense, serious, rough ...
Plot: concentration camp, captivity, genocide, violence, brutality, against humanity, pow, holocaust, danger, confined, hopes, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 ...
Style: biting, realistic, psychological, bleak, rough ...
Plot: wartime life, state affairs, war, survival, tragic hero, animal life, fighting the system, ethnic, political unrest, danger, society, rebellion ...
Time: contemporary
Place: sarajevo, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: realistic, atmospheric, serious, bleak, captivating
Plot: society, family relations, social relations, village, parents and children, life is a bitch, mute or deaf, village life, against humanity, youth, massacre, nazi ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1944, year 1943
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Witnesses (2003)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Croatia
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Set amid the atrocities of war in the Balkans, Witnesses is retold, Rashomon-style, from various characters' viewpoints, adding new information about the complexity of war and humanity. Beginning inside a rustic house with a woman in black ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, bleak, rough, serious ...
Plot: investigation, deadly, small town life, political unrest, anti war, human nature, society, dehumanization, amateur detective, danger, police investigation, military ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, croatia, former yugoslavia, serbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.7
 4K
Ambush (1999)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 123 min.
Story: It is the summer of 1941 and the Finnish army has been mobilized along the border with Russia. A platoon led by Lt. Eero Perkola is waiting for orders to go on the offensive. The platoon receives orders for a recon mission through the wilderness ...
Style: realistic, sincere, disturbing, serious, rough ...
Plot: war, military life, military, danger, battles, soldier, behind enemy lines, losing-it hero, heroes, world war two, school, death of father ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: russia, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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This Life (2012)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Denmark
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The true story of the Fiil's a family of innkeepers who during Nazi-Germany's occupation of Denmark took up arms against the German occupiers. But in the fight for freedom, some must die so that others may live.
Style: captivating, emotional, serious, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: heroes, war, danger, nazi occupation, resistance fighter, german soldier, danish, wehrmacht, freedom fighter, nazi, resistance, nazi soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: denmark, germany, scandinavia
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53%
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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, realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: holocaust, military, nazism, soldier, war, politics, survival, german, russian, genocide, against humanity, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1943, 1940s
Place: russia, europe, italy, germany, poland ...
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52%
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Dirty Heroes (1967)
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
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Plot: battles, war, confined, adventure, chases and races, escapades, military, soldier, rivalry, danger, vengeance, love ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe, holland, netherlands
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51%
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The Skin (1981)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Naples, year 1943, in the middle of World War II. The city has just be liberated by American troops in an era in which nobody knows just when the war or where begins the peace; winners and losers face...
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, rough, bleak
Plot: translator, captivity, society, war, chaos and mayhem, wartime life, life is a bitch, against humanity, military, soldier, pimp, landmine ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: italy, rome italy, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: gloomy, tense, stylized, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: resistance, coming of age, execution, horse, occupation, nazism, life is a bitch, innocence lost, youth, danger, german, oppression ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: netherlands, europe, holland
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50%
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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: captivating, realistic, epic, exciting, serious ...
Plot: siege, red army, war, battles, life is a bitch, wartime life, heroes, military life, danger, battle zone, heroism, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: soviet union, russia, europe
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48%
Female Agents (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 117 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: realistic, captivating, bleak, serious
Plot: resistance, d day, rescue, betrayal, hospital, commando, holocaust, anti heroes, escapades, heroic mission, against humanity, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1944, year 1945
Place: normandy, london, europe, france, england ...
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47%
Hell Is for Heroes (1962)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: World War II drama where the action centers around a single maneuver by a squad of GIs in retaliation against the force of the German Siegfried line. Reese joins a group of weary GIs unexpectedly ordered back into the line when on their way to a ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, u.s. army, soldier, infantry, war, heroic mission, battles, rebellion, military life, nazi germany, anti war, fighting the system ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1944, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.7
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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: sincere, serious, emotional, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: quadriplegic, deaf, village life, wartime life, couple relations, state affairs, military, soldier, family in crisis, life is a bitch, village, family problems ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Home Fires (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The story of a group of inspirational women in a rural Cheshire community with the shadow of World War II casting a dark cloud over their lives. As the conflict takes hold and separates the women from their husbands, fathers, sons and brothers, the ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: village, society, wartime life, life is a bitch, friends, social relations, village life, female protagonist, woman, british, father son relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Sleeping Voice (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Pepita travels to Madrid to be near her sister Hortensia who is pregnant and in prison. Hortensia is sentenced to death. The execution will not be carried out until after the baby is delivered. Pepita tries everything to stay the execution, but when ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: death sentence, spanish civil war, war, babies and infants, love and romance, state affairs, against humanity, fall in love, false accusation, rebellion, society, civil war ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Eleni (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Nick is a writer in New York when he gets posted to a bureau in Greece. He has waited 30 years for this. He wants to know why his mother was killed in the civil war years earlier. In a parallel plot line we see Nick as a young boy and his family as ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: village, revolution, civil war, life is a bitch, uncover truth, against humanity, state affairs, war, wartime life, holocaust, self discovery, political unrest ...
Place: greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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