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The Pianist (2002)
 8.5
 765K
The Pianist (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, War
Country: UK, France, Poland, Germany, 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, emotional, suspense, harsh, heartbreaking, dramatic, contemplative, serious, compassionate, poignant ...
Plot: survival, holocaust, world war two, pianist, nazi, against humanity, ghetto, nazi occupation, genocide, anti semitism, jewish, wartime, nazism, war, starvation, atrocity, hunger, deportation, musician, secret hideout, jews, ss, music, violence, concentration camp ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, year 1944, year 1945 ...
Place: poland, germany, europe, warsaw poland, central europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and bleak films with plots about holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, against humanity, jewish, survival and war mostly in Drama, War and Biography genres. Some movies like The Pianist: Schindler's List (1993), The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008), The Book Thief (2013), Life Is Beautiful (1997), Hotel Rwanda (2004). 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, thought provoking, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, genocide, against humanity, rescue, jewish, ghetto, war, wartime, nazi, anti semitism ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 1990s, 90s
Place: poland, germany, europe, central europe, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
97%
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, 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, heartbreaking, emotional, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: kids
Plot: world war two, holocaust, concentration camp, jewish, against humanity, childhood, friendship, war, nazism, gas chamber, atrocity, wartime life ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, poland, europe, switzerland, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.5
 130K
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: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: holocaust, world war two, jewish, human spirit, childhood, nazi germany, against humanity, war, nazi, adoption, life is a bitch, youth ...
Time: 40s, 1930s, 30s, 1940s, 20th century ...
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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: tragicomedy, sentimental, touching, emotional, inspirational ...
Plot: concentration camp, human spirit, holocaust, world war two, life philosophy, jewish, survival, nazi, optimism, self sacrifice, fascism, nazism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s, year 1939
Place: italy, europe, tuscany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Hotel Rwanda (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, South Africa, Italy, USA
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, thought provoking, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: genocide, racism, against humanity, war crime, un, cruelty, war, refugee, atrocity, corpse, massacre, hotel ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: africa, rwanda, tanzania, congo, somalia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 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: serious, realistic, bleak, emotional, rough ...
Plot: genocide, holocaust, ghetto, anti semitism, war, survival, moral dilemma, human nature, anti heroes, anti hero, confined, against humanity ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 7K
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: emotional, sincere, serious, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, world war two, survival, life is a bitch, confined, estrangement, destiny, self discovery, danger, youth, bus ...
Time: 1940s
Place: hungary, budapest, europe, poland, slovakia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Anne Frank: The Whole Story (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Czech Republic, USA
Duration: 180 min.
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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, emotional, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: genocide, holocaust, against humanity, concentration camp, survival, anti semitism, hopes, starvation, auschwitz, teenage life, human spirit, family in danger ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 40s, 30s
Place: amsterdam, holland, europe, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.1
 15K
Lore (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Australia, Germany, 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: nazism, survival, post war, child as adult, against humanity, youth, escapades, danger, society, family relations, siblings relations, human nature ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: germany, hamburg germany, russia, poland, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 74K
Black Book (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Netherlands, Germany, UK, Belgium
Duration: 145 min.
Story: In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II, a Jewish singer infiltrates the regional Gestapo headquarters for the Dutch resistance.
Style: tense, psychological, epic, twists and turns, emotional ...
Plot: jewish, nazism, world war two, holocaust, atrocity, singer, occupation, espionage, spy, life is a bitch, betrayal, escape ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 40s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: holland, netherlands, europe, israel, belgium ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 340K
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: psychological, bleak, disturbing, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: world war two, hitler, war, third reich, nazism, suicide, desperation, confined, national socialism, ss, paranoia, war crime ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1945
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, prague czechoslovakia, munich germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 20K
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, anti semitism, genocide, war crime, racism, politics, conspiracy, state affairs, wartime life, human spirit, world war two, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: berlin germany, germany, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, tense, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: holocaust, zoo, nazi, jewish, smuggling, marriage, zookeeper, world war two, hiding place, smuggler, husband wife relationship, flirting ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: poland, warsaw poland, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Good Evening, Mr. Wallenberg (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Sweden, Hungary
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Swedish account of Raoul Wallenberg, the man responsible for the largest rescue of Jews during World War II.
Style: emotional, bleak, contemplative, realistic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, politics, rescue, anti semitism, ghetto, genocide, heroes, holocaust, hungarian, danger, life is a bitch, confined ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: hungary, europe, sweden, moscow russia, budapest hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 9K
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: thought provoking, emotional, disturbing, bleak, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, nazism, concentration camp, nazi germany, against humanity, genocide, injustice, occupation, society, danger, confined, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, post world war two, year 1942
Place: france, paris france, europe, vichy, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 5K
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, serious, rough, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, deportation, rebellion, anti semitism, human spirit, life is a bitch, survival, wartime life, ghetto, political unrest, genocide, danger ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 2K
Run Boy Run (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: touching, captivating, bleak, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, world war two, human spirit, young heroes, on the run, hidden identity, anti semitism, against humanity, orphan, youth, danger ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.6
 16K
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, emotional, disturbing, contemplative ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, survival, ghetto, german, hitler youth, nudity (full frontal - brief), homosexual, roommate, communism, heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 30s, 1930s
Place: latvia, germany, poland, europe, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 179 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: disturbing, emotional, suspenseful, sincere, talky ...
Plot: courtroom drama, judge, war crime, genocide, jews, world war two, holocaust, jewish, court, redemption, german, nazism ...
Time: 60s, 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945 ...
Place: germany, europe, poland, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
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Defiance (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Based on a true story, during World War II, four Jewish brothers escape their Nazi-occupied homeland of West Belarus in Poland and join the Soviet partisans to combat the Nazis. The brothers begin the rescue of roughly 1,200 Jews still trapped in ...
Style: emotional, epic, sincere, realistic, intense ...
Plot: world war two, wartime life, partisan, holocaust, survival, nazi, jewish, rebellion, camp, judaism, russian, jews ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1941
Place: poland, europe, germany, israel, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 33K
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, rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, soldier, nazism, german, survival, starvation, russian, military life, battles, wehrmacht ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1943, year 1942
Place: russia, europe, italy, germany, poland ...
⇓ 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: touching, gloomy, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, heroes, hopes, anti heroes, confinement indoors, attic, dentist, against humanity, confined, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: amsterdam, holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 17K
Jakob the Liar (1999)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, France, Germany
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: emotional, gloomy, sincere, humorous, uplifting ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, hopes, starvation, jewish ghetto, survival, ghetto, war, against humanity, anti heroes, heroes, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe, germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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: bleak, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, survival, boxing, boxer, auschwitz, contests and competitions, against humanity, sport, family problems, anti hero ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: poland, europe, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: sincere, bleak, emotional, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, world war two, opposites attract, escapades, society, confined, life is a bitch, religions or cults, human spirit, family in danger ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 2K
Süskind (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In Nazi-occupied Amsterdam, Walter Süskind is a member of the Dutch Jewish Council who rescues hundreds of children from the concentration camps.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, captivating, bleak
Plot: ss, nazi occupation, selflessness, human spirit, idealism, rescue, escape attempt, holocaust, danger, against humanity, deportation, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, holland, amsterdam
⇓ 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: emotional, realistic, serious, suspense, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, ghetto, world war two, social worker, rescue, life is a bitch, against humanity, rabbi, confined, nazi germany, anti semitism, jewish ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Counterfeiters (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, 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: holocaust, concentration camp, counterfeit money, forgery, world war two, nazi, survival, anti semitism, jewish, german, war crime, racial slur ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany, austria, zurich switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, bleak, disturbing, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: ghetto, rabbi, world war two, holocaust, religions or cults, human spirit, wartime life, family life, survival, anti semitism, parents and children, injustice ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: europe, poland, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.2
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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: thought provoking, disturbing, sincere, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, ss, concentration camp, politics, genocide, anti semitism, war crime, conscience, torment, idealism, war, fighting the system ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 20th century, 30s
Place: vatican, germany, europe, poland, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%