Movies like The Pianist

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The Pianist (2002)
 8.5
 708K
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, heartbreaking, contemplative, serious, compassionate, harsh, dramatic, touching ...
Plot: survival, holocaust, nazi, pianist, world war two, ghetto, against humanity, nazi occupation, anti semitism, genocide, jewish, nazism, starvation, atrocity, hunger, deportation, musician, war, wartime, secret hideout, violence, jews, concentration camp, ss, music ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, year 1945, year 1942 ...
Place: poland, germany, europe, warsaw poland, central europe

Most similar movies to The Pianist

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, jewish, anti semitism, nazi and survival mostly in Drama, War and Biography genres. Some movies like The Pianist: Schindler's List (1993), The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008), Life Is Beautiful (1997), The Book Thief (2013), Ghetto (2005). 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, emotional, realistic, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, genocide, against humanity, ghetto, jewish, anti semitism, rescue, nazi, wartime, war ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 1990s, 90s
Place: poland, germany, europe, central europe, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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: emotional, touching, heartbreaking, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holocaust, jewish, world war two, concentration camp, friendship, against humanity, childhood, nazi, nazi germany, wartime life, nazism, young heroes ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, poland, europe, berlin germany, switzerland
⇓ 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: concentration camp, holocaust, world war two, human spirit, life philosophy, jewish, survival, nazi, optimism, self sacrifice, fascism, nazism ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: italy, tuscany, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 7.6
 125K
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 ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: jewish, holocaust, world war two, nazi germany, human spirit, nazi, against humanity, adoption, childhood, life is a bitch, youth, family secret ...
Time: 40s, 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Movie in collections
 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: realistic, bleak, serious, emotional, rough ...
Plot: genocide, holocaust, ghetto, survival, war, anti semitism, moral dilemma, human nature, anti heroes, anti hero, lifesaver, confined ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, emotional, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: genocide, holocaust, against humanity, concentration camp, war, survival, anti semitism, hopes, starvation, teenage life, family in danger, human spirit ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 40s
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, bleak, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: survival, holocaust, world war two, human spirit, young heroes, hidden identity, on the run, danger, youth, against humanity, anti semitism, orphan ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 14K
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, family relations, youth, society, escapades, danger, against humanity, siblings relations, human nature ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: germany, hamburg germany, russia, poland, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.9
 6K
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: sincere, serious, disturbing, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, world war two, survival, life is a bitch, confined, estrangement, destiny, self discovery, youth, danger, bus ...
Time: 1940s
Place: hungary, budapest, europe, slovakia, budapest hungary ...
⇓ 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, anti semitism, human spirit, wartime life, survival, life is a bitch, ghetto, political unrest, genocide, battles, politics, society ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 72K
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, emotional, twists and turns ...
Plot: jewish, holocaust, nazism, world war two, atrocity, singer, spy, life is a bitch, espionage, occupation, betrayal, trap ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 40s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: holland, netherlands, europe, israel, belgium ...
⇓ 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, world war two, rescue, social worker, nazi germany, life is a bitch, against humanity, confined, rabbi, anti semitism, smuggling ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: poland, europe, warsaw 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: serious, realistic, captivating, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, jewish, family in danger, family life, wartime life, confinement indoors, attic, dentist, teenage life, human spirit ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland
⇓ 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, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: holocaust, jewish, zoo, nazi, smuggler, husband wife relationship, hiding place, flirting, caged animal, happy ending, strong female character, female protagonist ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: poland, central europe, warsaw 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: tense, bleak, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: world war two, concentration camp, holocaust, survival, boxer, auschwitz, boxing, against humanity, sport, misfit, anti hero, graphic violence ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: poland, europe, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 18K
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, human spirit, wartime life, state affairs, world war two, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.2
 325K
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, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: hitler, third reich, nazism, war, world war two, suicide, desperation, confined, paranoia, war crime, national socialism, traitor ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945, year 1942
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, bavaria, munich germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 329K
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, thought provoking, rough, uplifting, contemplative ...
Plot: genocide, against humanity, racism, war crime, un, cruelty, massacre, corpse, atrocity, refugee, blacks and whites, violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: africa, rwanda, congo, somalia, tanzania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 8K
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, disturbing, emotional, bleak, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, nazism, concentration camp, genocide, injustice, against humanity, confined, danger, anti semitism, wartime life, family in danger, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1942
Place: france, paris france, europe, germany, vichy
⇓ 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: emotional, bleak, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: world war two, politics, rescue, anti semitism, ghetto, genocide, heroes, holocaust, swedish, hungarian, jewish, uncover truth ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: hungary, europe, sweden, moscow russia, budapest hungary ...
⇓ 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: sincere, bleak, emotional, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, world war two, life is a bitch, war, society, confined, against humanity, religions or cults, human spirit, family in danger ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
⇓ 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: gloomy, bleak, disturbing, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: ghetto, rabbi, world war two, holocaust, human spirit, sexual abuse, wartime life, family life, survival, anti semitism, parents and children, religions or cults ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: europe, poland, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, forgery, nazi, world war two, counterfeit money, survival, anti semitism, jewish, german, war crime, nazi germany ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany, austria, zurich switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Movie in collections
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, bleak, tense
Plot: world war two, ghetto, orphan, jewish ghetto, starvation, holocaust, wartime life, human spirit, survival, child in peril, confined, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.6
 15K
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, disturbing, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, survival, german, jewish, communism, homosexual, roommate, heroes, hidden identity, ghetto ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s
Place: latvia, germany, poland, europe, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Adam Resurrected (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, Israel, USA
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, bleak, contemplative, realistic, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, nazi, survival, world war two, against humanity, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, mental illness, circus, mental institution, clown ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1930s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: israel, europe, middle east, germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.5
 30K
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, holocaust, nazism, german, military, starvation, soldier, politics, survival, russian, genocide ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1942, year 1943
Place: russia, europe, italy, germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
11%
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: emotional, suspenseful, disturbing, sincere, talky ...
Plot: courtroom drama, judge, war crime, jews, world war two, holocaust, jewish, redemption, german, cold war, legal, against humanity ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 20th century, 40s, 1960s ...
Place: germany, europe, poland, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.2
 136K
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, intense, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, jewish, holocaust, survival, rebellion, partisan, camp, nazi, russian, jews, hopes, wartime life ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1942, year 1941
Place: poland, europe, germany, israel, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Last Train (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, Czech Republic
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A group of people are imprisoned in a rail car bound from Berlin to a concentration camp in 1945.
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, bleak, captivating
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, nazism, danger, pow, life is a bitch, confined, war, world war two, concentration camp, brutality, train ride ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%