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The Pianist (2002)
 8.5
 630K
The Pianist (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, War
Country: France, Poland, Germany, UK, USA
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, compassionate, harsh, touching, realistic, epic, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, pianist, ghetto, against humanity, nazi, world war two, anti semitism, atrocity, jewish, deportation, starvation, genocide, nazi occupation, nazism, hunger, secret hideout, wartime, musician, violence, war, life & death, classical music, resistance, hiding place ...
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, against humanity, world war two, nazi, survival, war and anti semitism mostly in Drama, War and Biography genres. Some movies like The Pianist: Schindler's List (1993), The Book Thief (2013), The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008), Ghetto (2005), Lore (2012). 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, serious, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, genocide, ghetto, against humanity, anti semitism, rescue, survival, war, confined, jewish, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1990s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe, israel
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100%
 7.6
 118K
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, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, nazi germany, jewish, adoption, family secret, human spirit, book, life is a bitch, childhood, world war two, war, youth ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1938 ...
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, friendship, against humanity, childhood, concentration camp, jewish, young heroes, wartime life, nazi germany, atrocity, nazism, tragic event ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, poland, europe, berlin germany, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.9
 1K
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, serious, realistic, emotional, rough ...
Plot: holocaust, genocide, ghetto, survival, anti semitism, war, anti heroes, moral dilemma, human nature, heroes, lifesaver, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.1
 13K
Lore (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, 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: bleak, realistic, tense, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: nazism, german, survival, coming of age, post war, innocence lost, war, on the road, bodies, against humanity, escapades, down on your luck ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: germany, russia, hamburg germany, poland, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, emotional, serious, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, jewish, human spirit, life is a bitch, wartime life, against humanity, confined, hopes, family life, teenage life, heroes ...
Time: 40s
Place: amsterdam, holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, life is a bitch, against humanity, rabbi, confined, nazi germany, world war two, anti semitism, accountant ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, human spirit, concentration camp, optimism, survival, life philosophy, self sacrifice, jewish, fascism, captivity, make believe, protecting from truth ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: italy, europe, tuscany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: serious, bleak, realistic, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, human spirit, orphan, ghetto, young heroes, escapades, against humanity, dishonesty, disorder, youth, danger ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: bleak, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, survival, boxer, auschwitz, boxing, sport, against humanity, love and romance, human spirit, family problems, heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 30s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943 ...
Place: poland, europe, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, post war, mental illness, haunted by the past, love and romance, wartime life, tragedy, nazis, male female relationship, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: new york, poland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 16K
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, leadership, soldier, against humanity, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.2
 42K
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, surreal, rough, serious ...
Plot: against humanity, genocide, military, atrocity, anti war, holocaust, war crime, surrealism, survival, war, occupation, execution ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1943, 1940s
Place: russia, europe, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.3
 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: tense, captivating, uplifting, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: ghetto, holocaust, deportation, anti semitism, war, heroic mission, life is a bitch, wartime life, anti heroes, confined, against humanity, anti war ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1943
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: realistic, bleak, serious, tense
Plot: ghetto, starvation, holocaust, wartime life, war, young heroes, confined, against humanity, youth, danger, anti semitism, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.2
 301K
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, realistic, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: nazism, confined, suicide, war, secretary, marriage, fear, paranoia, army, war crime, loyalty, siege ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1945, year 1942
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, bavaria, munich germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, bleak, serious, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: rescue, anti semitism, holocaust, ghetto, politics, genocide, hungarian, swedish, hopes, righting the wronged, redemption, racism ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, hungary, sweden, moscow russia, stockholm sweden ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: disturbing, bleak, serious, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, concentration camp, anti heroes, wartime life, confined, siblings relations, escapades, religions or cults, racism, moral dilemma, misfit ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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The Zookeeper's Wife (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Czech Republic, UK, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Jan and Antonina Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the Nazi invasion.
Style: factual, rough, disturbing, tense, suspense ...
Plot: holocaust, zoo, jewish, nazi, smuggler, hiding place, flirting, husband wife relationship, caged animal, female protagonist, strong female character, happy ending ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: poland, central europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 148
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: captivating, thought provoking, tense, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, war, survival, heroes, ghetto, military, danger, confined, against humanity, society, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: realistic, gloomy, disturbing, serious, emotional ...
Plot: ghetto, rabbi, holocaust, parents and children, against humanity, wartime life, war, life is a bitch, confined, injustice, society, misfit ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, poland, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: uplifting, serious, emotional, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, genocide, concentration camp, war, against humanity, anti semitism, d day, diary, attic, dentist, starvation, starving child ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: amsterdam, holland, europe, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Perlasca: The Courage of a Just Man (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France, Sweden, Hungary
Duration: 197 min.
Story: It is the real story of Giorgio Perlasca (Luca Zingaretti). During the 1920s he was an Italian Fascist supporter, fighting in Africa an in the Spanish civil war where he deserved a safe conduct for Spanish embassies. After some years, disillusioned ...
Style: disturbing, serious, emotional, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, ghetto, idealism, genocide, black market, deportation, good versus evil, nazism, wartime life, against humanity, war ...
Time: 30s, 80s, 20th century, 20s, 40s ...
Place: italy, hungary, budapest hungary, spain, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 7.6
 13K
Europa Europa (1990)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, France, Poland
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Jewish boy separated from his family in the early days of WWII poses as a German orphan and is taken into the heart of the Nazi world as a 'war hero' and eventually becomes a Hitler Youth. Although improbabilities and happenstance are ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, emotional, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, anti semitism, german, jewish, hidden identity, concentration camp, ghetto, communism, homosexual, roommate, nazism ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s
Place: latvia, germany, poland, europe, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, realistic, captivating, uplifting, disturbing ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, german, jewish, war crime, forgery, suicide, anti semitism, doctor, humiliation, arrest ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: europe, germany, canada, hamburg germany, austria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.2
 809
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, realistic, disturbing, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: resistance, rebellion, war, politics, confined, against humanity, life is a bitch, state affairs, wartime life, society, rebelliousness, urban ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1943, 1920s
Place: germany, europe, munich germany, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Devil's Arithmetic (1999)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Hannah Stern, an American-born Jewish adolescent, is uninterested in the culture, faith and customs of her relatives; however, Hannah begins to revaluate her heritage when she has a supernatural experience that transports her back to a Nazi death ...
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, time travel, jewish, anti semitism, teenager, nazi occupation, human spirit, war, heroes, hopes, against humanity ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Pawnbroker (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A Jewish pawnbroker, a victim of Nazi persecution, loses all faith in his fellow man until he realizes too late the tragedy of his actions.
Style: emotional, realistic, bleak, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, against humanity, human nature, self discovery, nazi, world war two, holocaust survivor, redemption ...
Time: 1960s
Place: usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.1
 10K
The Grey Zone (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Nazi doctor, along with the Sonderkomando Jews – who are forced to work in the crematoria of Auschwitz against their fellow-Jews – find themselves in a moral grey zone.
Style: serious, factual, depressing, harsh, compassionate ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, redemption, smuggling, human spirit, against humanity, confined, hopes, war, anti semitism, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1944
Place: europe, poland, germany, budapest hungary, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
11%
 7.3
 13K
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: realistic, bleak, clever, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, genocide, politics, massacre, anti semitism, torment, war crime, pope, doctor, conscience, vatican ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 30s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: germany, europe, poland, hungary, romania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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