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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, anti semitism, atrocity, jewish, genocide, nazi occupation, hunger, deportation, starvation, nazi, secret hideout, violence, world war two, nazism, wartime, life & death, classical music, musician, runaway, anti heroes, war ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 30s, 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, confined and danger mostly in Drama, War and Biography genres. Some movies like The Pianist: Schindler's List (1993), The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008), The Book Thief (2013), Life Is Beautiful (1997), Conspiracy (2001). 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: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, ghetto, concentration camp, rescue, war, anti semitism, survival, genocide, against humanity, confined, nazism, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1990s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe, israel
⇓ 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, serious, disturbing, heartbreaking ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holocaust, friendship, against humanity, concentration camp, childhood, young heroes, jewish, nazism, wartime life, atrocity, gas chamber, innocence lost ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, poland, europe, switzerland, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 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, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, adoption, family secret, nazi germany, life is a bitch, jewish, human spirit, book, nazi, against humanity, runaway, youth ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1939 ...
Place: germany, 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: serious, emotional, gloomy, realistic
Plot: holocaust, ghetto, rescue, social worker, against humanity, nazi germany, life is a bitch, confined, hopes, rabbi, accountant, smuggling ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, touching, tragicomedy, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, human spirit, concentration camp, survival, optimism, fascism, self sacrifice, captivity, jewish, protecting from truth, make believe, love of one's life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: italy, europe, tuscany, poland
⇓ 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, anti semitism, racism, politics, leadership, wartime life, state affairs, human spirit, against humanity, conspiracy, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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: bleak, disturbing, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, concentration camp, smuggling, auschwitz, doctor, burned alive, redemption, rebellion, moral dilemma, war, anti semitism ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1944
Place: poland, germany, europe, budapest hungary, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.5
 14K
Jakob the Liar (1999)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Hungary, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In 1944 Poland, a Jewish shop keeper named Jakob is summoned to ghetto headquarters after being caught out after curfew. While waiting for the German Kommondant, Jakob overhears a German radio broadcast about Russian troop movements. Returned to the ...
Style: semi serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, ghetto, survival, starvation, war, anti heroes, human spirit, wartime life, against humanity, confined, danger, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe, germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 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: serious, bleak, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: ghetto, holocaust, anti semitism, deportation, anti heroes, war, survival, human spirit, genocide, heroic mission, political unrest, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1940s
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: bleak, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: starvation, ghetto, holocaust, young heroes, survival, orphan, war, human spirit, innocence lost, anti semitism, wartime life, against humanity ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: rough, factual, disturbing, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, jewish, zoo, hiding place, husband wife relationship, caged animal, nazi, smuggler, flirting, happy ending, female protagonist, strong female character ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: poland, warsaw poland, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, bleak ...
Plot: ghetto, rabbi, holocaust, survival, sexual abuse, war, wartime life, family life, against humanity, society, family relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, poland, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: serious, bleak, emotional, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: rescue, swedish, hungarian, ghetto, genocide, anti semitism, holocaust, politics, anti heroes, immigrants, war, survival ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, hungary, sweden, budapest hungary, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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: bleak, serious, captivating, realistic, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, survival, racism, ghetto, war, against humanity, confined, heroes, against the odds, danger, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, poland, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, tense
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, anti heroes, contests and competitions, sport, human spirit, war, nazi occupation, against humanity, confined, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: poland, europe, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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, surreal, realistic, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: against humanity, atrocity, genocide, anti war, insanity, surrealism, teenage girl, wehrmacht, holocaust, war, war crime, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1940s
Place: russia, europe, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, gloomy, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, hidden identity, orphan, children, young heroes, on the run, human spirit, anti semitism, danger, youth, against humanity ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: germany, poland
⇓ 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: emotional, serious, bleak, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, concentration camp, anti heroes, war, human spirit, moral dilemma, interracial relations, sexual abuse, anti semitism, family in danger, genocide ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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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: serious, emotional, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: holocaust, genocide, against humanity, concentration camp, survival, attic, anti semitism, dentist, d day, diary, anti heroes, war ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 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, captivating, tense ...
Plot: german, holocaust, survival, jewish, anti semitism, hidden identity, war, ghetto, communism, roommate, concentration camp, homosexual ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, poland, latvia, 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, serious, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, forgery, german, jewish, nazi germany, war, anti semitism, war crime, artist, humiliation ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: europe, germany, hamburg germany, warsaw poland, austria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 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, serious, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, genocide, politics, pope, vatican, conscience, doctor, euthanasia, anti semitism, catholicism, idealism ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: germany, poland, europe, austria, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 186 min.
Story: In 1947, four German judges who served on the bench during the Nazi regime face a military tribunal to answer charges of crimes against humanity. Chief Justice Haywood hears evidence and testimony not only from lead defendant Ernst Janning and his ...
Style: talky, realistic, bleak, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: courtroom drama, holocaust, judge, courtroom, against humanity, concentration camp, trial, genocide, war crime, cold war, legal action, german ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 60s, year 1946, year 1945 ...
Place: germany, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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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, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, ghetto, nazism, idealism, genocide, good versus evil, deportation, black market, war, anti heroes, daring rescue ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 40s, 80s, 20th century ...
Place: hungary, italy, budapest hungary, spain, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Voyage of the Damned (1976)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A luxury liner carries Jewish refugees from Hitler's Germany in a desperate fight for survival.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, ship, anti semitism, anti heroes, fugitives, war, cruise ship, immigrants, on the run, rescue, survival, human spirit ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: cuba, germany, europe, latin america, havana cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 8.1
 4K
Holocaust (1978)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 475 min.
Story: Holocaust is an American television miniseries broadcast in four parts in 1978 on the NBC television network. The series tells the story of the Holocaust from the perspective of the Weiss family of German Jews and that of a rising member of the SS, ...
Style: bleak, serious, emotional, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, concentration camp, genocide, ghetto, rebellion, deportation, starvation, war crime, massacre, survival, captivity ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, year 1943 ...
Place: germany, poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: bleak, serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, israeli, mental institution, haunted by the past, mental illness, life is a bitch, nazi officer, against humanity, violin, jewish ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 60s, 1920s ...
Place: israel, europe, germany, middle east, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: holocaust, jewish, anti semitism, anti heroes, survival, attic, human spirit, teenage life, wartime life, against humanity, confined, hopes ...
Time: 40s
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: bleak, emotional, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, uncover truth, survival, human nature, ghetto, self discovery, haunted by the past, society, life is a bitch, heist, religions or cults ...
Time: 1960s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Diary of Anne Frank (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Called the most accurate adaptation of Anne Frank’s moving diary, the film chronicles the Frank family as they flee from the Nazis in Amsterdam. Hiding behind a bookcase in a secret annex with random bombs exploding, Anne faces friction with her ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Plot: diary, nazi occupation, against humanity, holocaust, jewish, survival, nazism, anti heroes, girl, human spirit, confined, life is a bitch ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, holland, amsterdam, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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