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The Pianist (2002)
The Pianist (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, War
Country: UK, France, Poland, Germany
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The true story of pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman's experiences in Warsaw during the Nazi occupation. When the Jews of the city find themselves forced into a ghetto, Szpilman finds work playing in a café; and when his family is deported in 1942, he stays behind, works for a while as a laborer, and eventually goes into hiding in the ruins of the war-torn city.
Style: bleak, suspense, emotional, serious, compassionate, harsh, heartbreaking, touching, realistic, motivational ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, pianist, nazi, ghetto, against humanity, world war two, nazi occupation, anti semitism, nazism, genocide, starvation, atrocity, jewish, deportation, musician, hunger, secret hideout, war, violence, concentration camp, wartime, life & death, classical music, resistance ...
Time: 1940s, 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe, warsaw poland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and emotional films with plots about holocaust, world war two, against humanity, survival, nazi, war and confined mostly in Drama, War and Biography genres. Some movies like The Pianist: Schindler's List (1993), Life Is Beautiful (1997), The Book Thief (2013), Ghetto (2005), The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Schindler's List (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 195 min.
Story: The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, genocide, ghetto, against humanity, wartime, world war two, rescue, anti semitism, survival, war, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 1990s
Place: poland, germany, europe, israel
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Life Is Beautiful (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A touching story of an Italian book seller of Jewish ancestry who lives in his own little fairy tale. His creative and happy life would come to an abrupt halt when his entire family is deported to a concentration camp during World War II. While ...
Style: sentimental, tragicomedy, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, human spirit, world war two, survival, optimism, jewish, fascism, self sacrifice, captivity, make believe, life philosophy ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: italy, tuscany, europe, poland
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The Book Thief (2013)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 131 min.
Story: While subjected to the horrors of WWII Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, a Jewish refuge is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: nazi germany, holocaust, human spirit, jewish, world war two, adoption, nazi, life is a bitch, youth, against humanity, family secret, childhood ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 1930s, 1940s, 20th century ...
Place: germany, europe
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Ghetto (2005)
Genre: History, War
Country: Germany, Lithuania
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In 1942, in Vilna, the Nazi annihilate 55,000 Jews and squeeze the 15,000 survivors in a seven blocks ghetto. The twenty-two year old sadistic commander Kittel is assigned to administrate the ghetto in the capital of Lithuania, becoming the master ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, emotional, rough ...
Plot: holocaust, genocide, ghetto, survival, anti heroes, war, moral dilemma, human nature, anti semitism, heroes, against humanity, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe
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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When his family moves from their home in Berlin to a strange new house in Poland, young Bruno befriends Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the fence where everyone seems to be wearing striped pajamas. Unaware of Shmuel's fate as a ...
Style: touching, emotional, heartbreaking, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, against humanity, friendship, childhood, jewish, nazi germany, world war two, wartime life, nazism, young heroes, atrocity ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, poland, europe, switzerland, berlin germany
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Lore (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Germany, Australia, UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After her Nazi parents are imprisoned, Lore leads her younger siblings across a war-torn Germany in 1945. Amidst the chaos, she encounters mysterious Jewish refugee Thomas, who shatters her fragile reality with hatred and desire. To live, she must ...
Style: tense, disturbing, sincere, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: survival, post war, nazism, child as adult, youth, danger, family relations, society, human nature, siblings relations, escapades, against humanity ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: germany, hamburg germany, russia, poland, australia
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Fateless (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Hungary, Germany, UK, Israel, France, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: An Hungarian youth comes of age at Buchenwald during World War II. György Köves is 14, the son of a merchant who's sent to a forced labor camp. After his father's departure, György gets a job at a brickyard; his bus is stopped and its ...
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, survival, life is a bitch, confined, estrangement, self discovery, danger, youth, bus, faith, world war two ...
Time: 1940s
Place: hungary, europe, slovakia, poland, budapest
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The Diary of Anne Frank (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story of a 13-year-old Jewish girl and her family who are forced into hiding by the Nazis during World War II.
Style: sincere, uplifting, captivating, emotional, serious ...
Plot: anti semitism, holocaust, teenage life, anti heroes, human spirit, heroes, against humanity, hopes, life is a bitch, confined, dentist, survival ...
Time: 40s
Place: amsterdam, holland, europe
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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: realistic, serious, emotional, suspense, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, ghetto, social worker, rescue, nazi germany, life is a bitch, against humanity, confined, rabbi, world war two, anti semitism, smuggling ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
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Lauf Junge lauf (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, War
Country: Germany, France, Poland
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Run Boy Run is the true story of Jurek, an eight-year-old boy, who escapes from the Warsaw ghetto, then manages to survive in the woods and working as a farmhand, disguising himself as a Polish orphan. He encounters people who will betray him for a ...
Style: captivating, touching, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, human spirit, on the run, hidden identity, young heroes, anti semitism, danger, youth, against humanity, orphan, false identity ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: germany, poland
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Anne Frank: The Whole Story (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Czech Republic, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Anne Frank: The Whole Story is a film based on the life of Anne Frank, a Jewish girl growing up in Nazi occupied Holland. When war breaks out Anne & her family, Otto her father, Edith her mother & Margot her sister move from Germany ...
Style: sincere, uplifting, bleak, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: genocide, against humanity, holocaust, concentration camp, war, survival, anti semitism, starvation, teenage life, human spirit, life is a bitch, confined ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: amsterdam, holland, europe, netherlands
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Triumph of the Spirit (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Fact based story about a former Greek Olympic boxer who was taken as a prisoner during World war II and placed in the Auschwitz prison camp. There he was permitted to survive as long as he fought for the amusement of his captors. His father and ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, suspenseful, tense
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, survival, boxer, boxing, war, against humanity, contests and competitions, love and romance, human spirit, heroes, misfit ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 30s, 1930s ...
Place: poland, europe, greece
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Sophie's Choice (1982)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Stingo, a young writer, moves to Brooklyn in 1947 to begin work on his first novel. As he becomes friendly with Sophie and her lover Nathan, he learns that she is a Holocaust survivor. Flashbacks reveal her harrowing story, from pre-war prosperity ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, depressing, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, against humanity, concentration camp, nazis, post war, mental illness, haunted by the past, love and romance, wartime life, tragedy, male female relationship, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: poland, usa, new york
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Come and See (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union, Belarus
Duration: 142 min.
Story: The invasion of a village in Byelorussia by German forces sends young Florya into the forest to join the weary Resistance fighters, against his family's wishes. There he meets a girl, Glasha, who accompanies him back to his village. On ...
Style: bleak, thought provoking, rough, serious, surreal ...
Plot: against humanity, atrocity, genocide, occupation, anti war, holocaust, military, war crime, surrealism, survival, war, execution ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: russia, europe, germany, poland
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Downfall (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Austria, Italy
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In April of 1945, Germany stands at the brink of defeat with the Russian Army closing in from the east and the Allied Expeditionary Force attacking from the west. In Berlin, capital of the Third Reich, Adolf Hitler proclaims that Germany will still ...
Style: national socialism, bleak, disturbing, psychological, thought provoking ...
Plot: hitler, nazism, confined, adolf hitler, suicide, third reich, war, war crime, paranoia, traitor, loyalty, birthday ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1942, year 1945
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, frankfurt germany, prague czechoslovakia ...
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The Island on Bird Street (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Denmark, UK, Germany, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Alex is an 11-year old boy who, during WWII, hides in the Jewish ghetto from Nazis after all the relatives have been sent to the concentration camp. The movie portrays the ghetto through his eyes.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, bleak
Plot: ghetto, starvation, holocaust, survival, confined, heroes, against humanity, young heroes, human spirit, war, innocence lost, anti semitism ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe, poland
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Conspiracy (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
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 ...
Plot: holocaust, genocide, racism, anti semitism, politics, wartime life, state affairs, human spirit, against humanity, soldier, leadership, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, poland
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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
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Hotel Rwanda (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, South Africa, Italy
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, this film takes place in Rwanda in the 1990s when more than a million Tutsis were killed in a genocide that went mostly unnoticed by the rest of the world. Hotel owner Paul Rusesabagina houses over a thousand refuges in his ...
Style: emotional, rough, uplifting, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: genocide, war crime, against humanity, racism, cruelty, atrocity, blacks and whites, violence, hotel, rebel, murder, war ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: africa, rwanda, somalia, congo
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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: disturbing, thought provoking, emotional, bleak, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, nazism, concentration camp, genocide, against humanity, injustice, occupation, danger, family in danger, anti semitism, survival, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1942
Place: france, europe, germany, vichy, paris france
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The Counterfeiters (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, War
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story Jewish counterfeiter, Salomon Sorowitsch, coerced into assisting the Nazi operation of the Sachsenhausen concentration camp during World War II.
Style: tense, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, harsh ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, forgery, counterfeit money, survival, german, jewish, war crime, anti semitism, nazi, nazi germany, racial slur ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s ...
Place: europe, germany, austria, berlin germany, zurich switzerland ...
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Good Evening, Mr. Wallenberg (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Sweden, Hungary
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Swedish account of Raoul Wallenberg, the man responsible for the largest rescue of Jews during World War II.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, bleak, uplifting ...
Plot: rescue, ghetto, holocaust, politics, anti semitism, genocide, hungarian, swedish, righting the wronged, wartime life, danger, redemption ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, hungary, sweden, stockholm sweden, moscow russia ...
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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, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Plot: holocaust, german, military, nazism, soldier, war, politics, survival, world war two, russian, genocide, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, year 1942, 1940s
Place: russia, europe, italy, germany, poland ...
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The Hiding Place (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The Hiding Place is an account of a Dutch family who risk their lives by offering a safe haven for Jews during World War II
Style: realistic, disturbing, uplifting, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, heroes, war, hopes, life is a bitch, interracial relations, anti heroes, escapades, anti semitism, family in danger ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
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Amen. (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, War
Country: France, Germany, Romania
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The film "Amen." examines the links between the Vatican and Nazi Germany. The central character is Kurt Gerstein, a member of the Institute for Hygiene of the Waffen-SS who is horrified by what he sees in the death camps. Moreover, he is ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, disturbing, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, politics, genocide, ss, war crime, anti semitism, vatican, conscience, torment, idealism, war ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, poland, romania, hungary ...
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The White Rose (1982)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: During the Second World War, a small group of students at Munich University begin to question the decisions and sanity of Germany's Nazi government. The students form a resistance cell which they name the "White Rose" after a ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: resistance, rebellion, war, state affairs, confined, against humanity, life is a bitch, human spirit, heroes, wartime life, revolution, military ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1943, 1920s
Place: germany, europe, munich germany, california
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The Shop on Main Street (1965)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In a small town in Nazi-occupied Slovakia during World War II, decent but timid carpenter Tono is named "Aryan comptroller" of a button store owned by an old Jewish widow, Rozalie. Since the post comes with a salary and standing in the ...
Style: sincere, serious, touching, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, world war two, danger, human nature, against humanity, deportation, dehumanization, rescue, friendship, elderly, misfit ...
Time: year 1942, 1940s
Place: slovakia, europe, israel
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Adam Resurrected (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, USA, Israel
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Before the war, in Berlin, Adam was an entertainer- cabaret impresario, magician, musician-loved by all until he finds himself in a concentration camp, confronted by Commandant Klein. Adam survives the camp by becoming the Klein's ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, life is a bitch, against humanity, haunted by the past, mental illness, circus, mental institution, clown, circus performer, patient ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 40s, 30s, 1920s ...
Place: israel, europe, middle east, germany, berlin germany
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In the Presence of Mine Enemies (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the Warsau Ghetto of 1943, one man's struggle to keep his family together leads him to the ultimate crisis of faith, and one final chance at redemption. Written by legendary 'Twilight Zone' creator, Rod Sterling.
Style: gloomy, serious, disturbing, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: ghetto, rabbi, holocaust, parents and children, human spirit, against humanity, misfit, society, injustice, family life, confined, war ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, poland, warsaw poland
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The Wall (1982)
Genre: Action, War, Drama
Country: Poland, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A dramatic re-enactment of the Warsaw Ghetto Jewish uprising in April 1943 were 650 armed members of the Jewish Fighting Organization of Poland held off a 3,000 strong Nazi force in which only a handful of Jews survived. Tom Conti plays Dolek ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, confined, war, heroes, escapades, against the odds, danger, against humanity, ghetto, survival, military ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
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