Movies like Twilight 2006

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Twilight (2006)
 6.5
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Twilight (2006)
Original name: Полумгла
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, Russia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the last winter 1945 of WWII a group of captive German soldiers is brought to a remote Russian village, where widows, a child and a crippled are the only ones left. This is a military drama about those, who can love and forgive.
Style: thought provoking, touching, heartbreaking, disturbing
Plot: pow, nazi soldier, culture clash, world war two, friendship, german, military, confined, brutality, russian, german soldier, wartime, morality, human relationship, brainwashing, crime against humanity, unlikely friendships, uniform, german abroad
Time: year 1945

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Most similar movies to Twilight

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, dramatic and disturbing films with plots about world war two, military, friendship, soldier, war, brutality and courage mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like Twilight: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008), The Cuckoo (2002), Klim Voroshilov-2 Tank (1990), King Rat (1965), Stalingrad (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (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: holocaust, world war two, jewish, concentration camp, against humanity, childhood, friendship, nazism, gas chamber, wartime life, atrocity, nazi germany ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, poland, europe, switzerland, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.8
 7K
The Cuckoo (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: September of 1944, a few days before Finland went out of the Second World War. A chained to a rock Finnish sniper-kamikadze Veikko managed to set himself free. Ivan, a captain of the Soviet Army, arrested by the Front Secret Police ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, thought provoking, offbeat, tense ...
Plot: culture clash, understanding, world war two, war, anti war, love triangle, wilderness, confined, life is a bitch, wartime life, military, hostility ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: finland, russia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
Klim Voroshilov-2 Tank (1990)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Tank Klim Voroshilov 2
Style: sincere, touching, exciting, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: great patriotic war, world war two, death, tank, danger, wartime, nazi soldier, battlefield, soldier, wartime life, german soldier, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 7.5
 4K
King Rat (1965)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: When Singapore surrendered to the Japanese in 1942 the Allied POWs, mostly British but including a few Americans, were incarcerated in Changi prison. This was a POW detention center like no other. There were no walls or barbed-wire fences for the ...
Style: bleak, realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: world war two, pow, prison life, survival, prison, friendship, war, confined, military, escapades, danger, black market ...
Time: year 1945, 1940s
Place: singapore, asia, japan, poland, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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 7.5
 31K
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, holocaust, russian, military life, battles ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1942, year 1943
Place: russia, europe, italy, germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Dawns Here Are Quiet (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: It is late spring of 1942, and the Great Patriotic War is in full swing. A long way off from the front-line, at some God-forgotten junction, the Germans make an air landing operation in an attempt to get through to the Kirov railway and the White ...
Style: dramatic, compassionate, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: female soldier, heroism, world war two, soldier, death by gunshot, german soldier, war, female friendship, battles, heroic mission, friendship, german ...
Place: ussr, soviet union, siberia
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Camp de Thiaroye (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Senegal, Algeria, Tunisia
Duration: 157 min.
Story: A historical drama based on the Thiaroye transit camp massacre, Camp de Thiaroye dismantles the myth of colonial assimilation to expose ingrained social and cultural mechanisms of racism, exploitation, and privilege. In 1944, the French army ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, bleak, disturbing
Plot: world war two, interracial relations, racism, soldier, society, against humanity, life is a bitch, state affairs, military, culture clash, wartime life, injustice ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: africa, senegal, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, war, confined, world war two, concentration camp, brutality, train ride ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, New Zealand, Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In 1942, British soldier Jack Celliers comes to a japanese prison camp. The camp is run by Yonoi, who has a firm belief in discipline, honour and glory. In his view, the allied prisoners are cowards when they chose to surrender instead of commiting ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Plot: world war two, pow, soldier, war, prisoner of war camp, war crime, captivity, anti war, escape attempt, atrocity, undisciplined, military ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1936, year 1942 ...
Place: japan, asia, australia, indonesia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.3
 51K
Hart's War (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Fourth-generation Army Col. William McNamara is imprisoned in a brutal German POW camp. Still, as the senior-ranking American officer, he commands his fellow inmates, keeping a sense of honor alive in a place where honor is easy to destroy, all ...
Style: tense, realistic, rough, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: world war two, war, soldier, frame up, pow, army investigation, escape, court martial, racism, trial, prison, military ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: germany, europe, belgium, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Prisoner of the Mountains (1996)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Russia, Kazakhstan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based upon a short story by Leo Tolstoy, two Russian soldiers, Sacha and Vania, are ambushed by Muslim rebels in the grandly forbidding Caucasus and taken prisoner. Although complete understanding never fully emerges, their bittersweet ordeal ...
Style: realistic, bleak, rough, suspenseful, emotional ...
Plot: russian soldier, hostage, pow, war, soldier, confined, prison, captivity, drinking, drinking alcohol, murder, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s
Place: chechnya, russia, caucasus, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.7
 695
Calm at Sea (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teenager joins the resistance in Nazi-occupied France during World War II.
Style: rough, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, complex ...
Plot: german soldier, concentration camp, repression, world war two, hostage, assassination, nazi officer, shot to death, suppression, nazi uniform, communist, french resistance ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.0
 16K
Katyn (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An examination of the Soviet slaughter of thousands of Polish officers and citizens in the Katyn forest in 1940.
Style: disturbing, heartbreaking, sentimental, sad, realistic ...
Plot: war crime, world war two, nazism, survival, war, captivity, military life, life is a bitch, oppression, against humanity, confined, military ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1940
Place: poland, russia, europe, soviet union, ussr ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Welcome to Sarajevo (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Follow a group of international journalists into the heart of the once cosmopolitan city of Sarajevo—now a danger zone of sniper and mortar attacks where residents still live. While reporting on an American aid worker who’s trying to get ...
Style: rough, disturbing, realistic, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: adoption, orphanage, civil war, journalism, family relations, anti war, orphan, war, rescue, danger, bosnian war, journalist ...
Time: 90s
Place: sarajevo, england, former yugoslavia, vietnam, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.8
 37K
Land of Mine (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Denmark, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the days following the surrender of Germany in May 1945, a group of young German prisoners of war were handed over to the Danish authorities and subsequently sent out to the West Coast, where they were ordered to remove the more than two million ...
Style: suspense, emotional, brutal, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: german soldier, minefield, soldier, world war two, war crime, pow, teenager, moral dilemma, child soldier, military officer, abuse of power, survival ...
Time: post world war two, 1940s, 20th century, year 1945, future
Place: denmark, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, redemption, german, nazism, cold war ...
Time: 60s, 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: germany, europe, poland, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Taxi for Tobruk (1961)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Spain, West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: During World War II, French Commandos join forces with a German officer in order to survive the African desert.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: world war two, desert, friendship, war, soldier, hostage, battles, escapades, unlikely partners, military, hostages, adventure ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, year 1942
Place: libya, africa, north africa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Saints and Soldiers: Airborne Creed (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A group of American GIs work their way through war-torn France during the final days of the Second World War.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, disturbing, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, soldier, battles, military, danger, heroes, friendship, family relations, u.s. army, american soldier, pow, courage ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 6.3
 534
Road to Berlin (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A story about two young men during the last days of WWII.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, male bonding, male friendship, soldier, military, friendship, society, deadly, fascism, friendship between men, violence, great patriotic war ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Unknown Soldier (2017)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Finland, Belgium, Iceland
Duration: 180 min.
Story: The film follows Finnish army machine gun company in Continuation War against Soviet Union, 1941–1944. Based on Väinö Linna's best selling novel Tuntematon Sotilas (The Unknown Soldier) and the novel's uncensored version, Sotaromaani ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, realistic, sincere, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: infantry, world war two, military, soldier, friend, friendship, husband wife relationship, firing squad, insubordination, military officer, adaptation, violence ...
Time: 1940s
Place: finland, soviet union, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.8
 4K
Ambush (1999)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 123 min.
Story: It is the summer of 1941 and the Finnish army has been mobilized along the border with Russia. A platoon led by Lt. Eero Perkola is waiting for orders to go on the offensive. The platoon receives orders for a recon mission through the wilderness ...
Style: realistic, sincere, disturbing, serious, rough ...
Plot: world war two, war, battles, military life, military, danger, losing-it hero, heroes, soldier, behind enemy lines, death of father, school ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 90s, 40s, 1930s
Place: russia, eastern europe, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Saints and Soldiers (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Five American soldiers fighting in Europe during World War II struggle to return to Allied territory after being separated from U.S. forces during the historic Malmedy Massacre.
Style: rough, touching, emotional, intense, realistic ...
Plot: soldier, behind enemy lines, world war two, pow, battles, allies, tragic hero, military, heroic mission, hapless soldier, bondage, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe, belgium, berlin germany, louisiana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Yellow Birds (2017)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two young soldiers, Bartle and Murph, navigate the terrors of the Iraq war under the command of the older, troubled Sergeant Sterling. All the while, Bartle is tortured by a promise he made to Murph's mother before their deployment.
Style: thought provoking, tense, disturbing, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: iraq war, soldier, violence, military officer, brutality, heroes, life is a bitch, courage, danger, military, adaptation, friendship ...
Place: virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 15K
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 ⇓
50%
 6.9
 11K
Lebanon (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Israel, France, Germany, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: June, 1982 - The First Lebanon War. A lone tank and a paratroopers platoon are dispatched to search a hostile town - a simple mission that turns into a nightmare. The four members of a tank crew find themselves in a violent situation that they ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: military, mission gone awry, survival, military life, deathtrap, sergeant, moral dilemma, battle zone, confined, danger, leadership, lebanese ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1982
Place: lebanon, middle east, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 8.2
 42K
Tangerines (2013)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Estonia, Georgia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: War in Abkhazia 1990. An Estonian man Ivo has stayed behind to harvest his crops of tangerines. In a bloody conflict at his door, a wounded man is left behind, and Ivo is forced to take him in.
Style: thought provoking, tense, touching, bleak, harsh ...
Plot: war, anti war, wartime life, village, bullet wound, gun, life is a bitch, human nature, confined, rivalry, elderly, isolation ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1992
Place: georgia (former ussr), europe, estonia, caucasus, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.2
 105
Cat and Mouse (1967)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany, Poland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A film adaptation of the book by the same name written by Günter Grass. Pilenz, the narrator, revisits places of his childhood, going through his memories regarding his relationship to Mahlke, an old "friend" of his.
Plot: medal, theft, high school, teenage boy, memory, world war two, friendship, friend, german soldier, nazi, soldier, inferiority complex ...
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.5
 46K
Son of Saul (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Hungary
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the horror of 1944 Auschwitz, a prisoner forced to burn the corpses of his own people finds moral survival trying to save from the flames the body of a boy he takes for his son.
Style: melancholic, harsh, compassionate, disturbing, macabre ...
Plot: jewish, holocaust, auschwitz, anti semitism, german, world war two, saving a life, concentration camp, courage, tragedy, prisoner, rabbi ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
Place: poland, california, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Honors of War (1961)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This is August 1944. In France the times are uncertain and some places can be in turns liberated by the Allies and reclaimed by the Occupiers. The place is Nanteuil, a provincial town. The German troops present there are exhausted and leaderless and ...
Plot: military, wehrmacht, american soldier, world war two, liberation, nazi soldier, uniform, partisan, soldier, french soldier, village, german soldier ...
Time: year 1944
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Saving Leningrad (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: September 1941. In a turn of events young lovebirds Kostya and Nastya find themselves on board of a barge that will evacuate people from sieged Leningrad. At night the barge gets into the storm. When it starts sinking, enemy planes - but not ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, exciting, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: life is a bitch, historical event, world war two, death, danger, hopes, society, love and romance, murder, rescue, catastrophe, friendship ...
Time: year 1941
Place: ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%