Movies like The Last Butterfly

If you like "The Last Butterfly" you are looking for fairy tale movies about / with song, concentration camp, gestapo, orchestra, red cross, mime and oven themes of Drama and War genre shot in Czechoslovakia or France.
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The Last Butterfly (1991)
The Last Butterfly (1991)
Original name: Poslední motýl
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Czechoslovakia, France, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Stage mime Antoine Moreau is compelled by the Gestapo to put on a performance for the children of Terezin, a "model" concentration camp, to convince the Red Cross observers that the camp is truly what it seems. Reluctant at first, Moreau slowly learns the true nature of the camp, including the meaning of the "transports" on which people leave. With a world-class orchestra (made up of people interned in the camp) and a cast of children, Moreau stages a show to end all shows.
Style: fairy tale
Plot: song, concentration camp, gestapo, orchestra, red cross, mime, oven, french resistance, dog, witch, dancing, village, ghetto, nazi, teacher, money, holocaust, motorcycle, jewish, german, hotel, magician, clown, death, female nudity ...
Time: 1940s
Place: berlin germany, paris france, europe, czechoslovakia

Most similar movies to The Last Butterfly

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and emotional films with plots about world war two, death, nazi, singing, cigarette smoking, german and song mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like The Last Butterfly: The Aryan Couple (2004), Naked Among Wolves (1963), Salon Kitty (1976), The Truce (1997), Goodbye, Children (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Aryan Couple (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A WWII Drama about a German/Jewish industrialist who, in order to ensure his family's safe passage out of Germany, is forced to hand over his business to the Nazis.
Style: gloomy, realistic, psychological, serious, tense ...
Plot: anti semitism, concentration camp, holocaust, danger, espionage, genocide, escapades, working undercover, forbidden love, society, palaces castles and temples, political unrest ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: hungary, germany, switzerland, europe
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Naked Among Wolves (1963)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: East Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: war criminal, nazism, gas chamber, holocaust, prisoner, jewish, singing, train, ransom, betrayal, shower, suitcase ...
Place: east germany, german democratic republic, warsaw poland, bavaria, spain ...
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Salon Kitty (1976)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Kitty runs a brothel in Nazi Germany where the soldiers come to "relax". Recording devices have been installed in each room by a power hungry army official who plans to use the information to blackmail Hitler and gain power himself. A girl ...
Style: serious, sexual, offbeat, disturbing, erotic ...
Plot: anti semitism, politics, betrayal, prostitute, forbidden love, eroticism, dangerous attraction, love and romance, against the rules, state affairs, fall in love, sexual relations ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, year 1939
Place: germany, europe, naples italy, hamburg germany, poland ...
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The Truce (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Although liberated from Auschwitz on January 27, 1945, Levi did not reach Turin until October 19 of that year. After spending some time in a Soviet camp for former concentration camp inmates, he embarked on an arduous journey home in the company of ...
Style: emotional, serious, bleak, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, refugee, society, survival, life is a bitch, war, confined, escapades, hopes, against humanity, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: russia, italy, europe
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Goodbye, Children (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, West Germany, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A French boarding school run by priests seems to be a haven from World War II until a new student arrives. He becomes the roommate of top student in his class. Rivals at first, the roommates form a bond and share a secret.
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: nazism, friendship, jewish, betrayal, boarding school life, priest, anti semitism, resistance, auschwitz, wartime life, childhood, french ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: france, europe, jerusalem, paris france, vichy ...
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The Ninth Day (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Germany, Luxembourg, Czech Republic
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A drama loosely based on Jean Bernard's Nazi-era prison diary.
Style: sincere, uplifting, psychological, emotional, serious ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, soldier, bishop, faith, confined, hopes, heroes, introspection, danger, human spirit, clergy ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: holland, geneva switzerland, poland, russia, switzerland ...
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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, concentration camp, against humanity, friendship, childhood, jewish, nazi germany, nazism, wartime life, young heroes, atrocity, tragic event ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, poland, europe, berlin germany, switzerland
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Divided We Fall (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In Nazi occupied Czechoslovakia, a childless couple agree to hide a Jewish friend at great personal risk of discovery and execution.
Style: surreal, realistic, uplifting, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: holocaust, village, pregnancy, survival, idealism, couples, human spirit, dishonesty, couple relations, village life, wartime life, fugitives ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 20th century, year 1945, 1930s ...
Place: europe, poland, germany, paris france, czechoslovakia ...
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My Mother's Courage (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, UK, Austria, Ireland
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The deportation of 4000 Jews from Budapest to Auschwitz in July 1944, as told by George Tabori, and how the narrator's mother escaped it, owing to coincidence, courage and some help from where you'd least expect it.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, deportation, against humanity, escapades, heroes, confined, life is a bitch, wartime life, war, hopes, genocide ...
Time: 1940s
Place: hungary, berlin germany, budapest hungary
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The Army of Shadows (1969)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Betrayed by an informant, Philippe Gerbier (Lino Ventura) finds himself trapped in a torturous Nazi prison camp. Though Gerbier escapes to rejoin the Resistance in occupied Marseilles, France, and exacts his revenge on the informant, he must ...
Style: bleak, stylized, realistic, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
Plot: betrayal, prison, intrigue, government agency, rescue, espionage, resistance, underground, french resistance, czech, life is a bitch, german ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1942, year 1943
Place: france, europe, marseille, paris france, medical school ...
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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: tense, suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, survival, auschwitz, boxer, boxing, confined, sport, contests and competitions, anti heroes, love and romance, heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s ...
Place: poland, europe, greece
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All My Loved Ones (1999)
Genre: Drama, Music, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Told from the perspective of man reflecting on his childhood in Prauge in the early years of World War 2 and the eventual destruction of his family as the Nazis rise to power. The storyline focuses heavily on Jewish-Czech Silberstein family members. ...
Style: emotional, serious, captivating, touching, realistic
Plot: hopes, escapades, life is a bitch, society, life turned upside down, rescue, anti semitism, holocaust, starvation, ghetto, war, family life ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 20th century, 80s, 1930s ...
Place: europe, czech republic, prague czechoslovakia, czechoslovakia, paris france ...
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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, disturbing, suspenseful, uplifting ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, german, jewish, humiliation, forgery, suicide, anti semitism, arrest, artist, war crime ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: europe, germany, austria, zurich switzerland, berlin germany ...
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David (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Although members of the Hitler Youth chant anti-Semitic paroles in front of his house during the Purim festival, Rabbi Singer is still profoundly convinced that Germany will stay a safe country for him, his family, and his fellow believers. But ...
Style: bleak, serious, emotional, rough, realistic ...
Plot: survival, rabbi, holocaust, anti semitism, coming of age, urban, society, family relations, war, life is a bitch, danger, youth ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: germany, europe, israel, palestine, black sea ...
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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: realistic, gloomy, humorous, semi serious, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, starvation, survival, ghetto, war, wartime life, hopes, anti heroes, confined, heroes, against humanity, social relations ...
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Place: poland, europe, germany, russia
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Ithaca (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In a small town in California's San Joaquin Valley, 14-year-old Homer Macauley is determined to be the best and fastest bicycle telegraph messenger anyone has ever seen. His older brother has gone to war, leaving Homer to look after his widowed ...
Plot: tickling, maid, teenage crush, retirement, coach, harmonica, nickname, boy, song, fear, singer, typewriter ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, 20th century
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The Damned (1969)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In the early days of Nazi Germany, a powerful noble family must adjust to life under the new dictatorship regime. The transition from democracy to dictatorship is thus dramatized through the lives of the family which also owns a powerful German ...
Style: disturbing, serious, atmospheric, bleak, rough ...
Plot: mother son incest, incest, orgy, third reich, aryan, decadence, poison, homosexuality, murder, cross dressing, family relations, life turned upside down ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
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Taking Sides (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music, War
Country: France, UK, Germany, Austria
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A tale based on the life of Wilhelm Furtwangler, the controversial conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic whose tenure coincided with the controversial Nazi era. One of the most spectacular and renowned conductors of the 30s, Furtwangler's ...
Style: thought provoking, talky, realistic, clever, serious ...
Plot: investigation, war crime, politics, holocaust, musician's life, state affairs, racism, rebellion, society, introspection, insurance, culture clash ...
Place: germany, europe, belgrade, russia, poland ...
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In Darkness (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland, Germany, Canada
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A dramatization of one man's rescue of Jewish refugees in the Nazi-occupied Polish city of Lvov. In Darkness tells the true story of Leopold Soha who risks his own life to save a dozen people from certain death. Initially only interested in his ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, tense, suspenseful, sincere ...
Plot: thief, holocaust, german, jewish, underground, atrocity, polish, tunnel, unwanted pregnancy, survival, ghetto, refugee ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 2008, 1940s, year 1945
Place: poland, europe, germany, israel
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The Accompanist (1992)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In Nazi-occupied Paris, a young accompanist named Sophie Vasseur gets a job with famed singer Irene Brice. As Irene's husband Charles, a businessman collaborating with the Nazis, wrestles with his conscience, Sophie becomes obsessed with Irene, ...
Style: serious, psychological, sincere, realistic
Plot: betrayal, obsession, politics, infidelity, maid, pianist, singer, society, showbiz, artists and showbiz, against humanity, unfulfillment ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
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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: bleak, serious, emotional, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, survival, bus, escapades, heroes, confined, soldier, innocence lost, infected, teenage life, resentment ...
Time: 1940s
Place: hungary, budapest, europe, slovakia, poland
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The Boat Is Full (1981)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Switzerland, West Germany, Austria
Duration: 101 min.
Story: During World War II, Switzerland severely limited refugees: "Our boat is full." A train from Germany halts briefly in an isolated corner of Switzerland. Six people jump off seeking asylum: four Jews, a French child, and a German soldier. ...
Style: realistic, captivating, disturbing, bleak, serious
Plot: holocaust, politics, anti semitism, refugee, train, political unrest, anti war, society, life turned upside down, battles, wartime life, confined ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: switzerland, germany, europe, zurich switzerland
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The Tin Drum (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany, France, Poland, Yugoslavia
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Oskar is born in Germany in 1924 with an advanced intellect. Repulsed by the hypocrisy of adults and the irresponsibility of society, he refuses to grow older after his third birthday.
Style: surreal, realistic, epic, serious, clever ...
Plot: fascism, circus, political unrest, life is a bitch, war, wartime life, against humanity, coming of age, dishonesty, grownups, mother son relationship, childhood memory ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 30s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: germany, europe, poland, paris france, latin america ...
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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, dramatic, realistic, harsh, talky ...
Plot: auschwitz, prisoner, hungarian, rabbi, son, holocaust, nazi, death, jewish, prison escape, boy, prayer ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
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Days of Glory (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Algeria, France, Morocco, Belgium
Duration: 123 min.
Story: During WWII, four North African men enlist in the French army to liberate that country from Nazi oppression, and to fight French discrimination.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough, intellectual ...
Plot: french, algerian, prejudice, muslim, military, soldier, sergeant, army, infantry, battles, nazism, war ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 40s, year 1944, year 1943 ...
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...and the Fifth Horseman Is Fear (1965)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Jewish doctor helps a political fugitive during the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia.
Plot: metronome, bullet wound, billiards, nazi occupation, falling off a bicycle, resistance fighter, hiding, morphine, pianist, expressionism, cyanide, warehouse ...
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The Gleiwitz Case (1961)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: East Germany
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Re-enacted true story of successful assault by Nazis, posing as Poles, on a German border radio station so that Hitler could "justify" thereby his invasion of Poland.
Plot: military, newsreel footage, bomb, dog, cigarette lighter, limousine, food, world war two, pistol, beer, blood, bomber ...
Time: 1930s
Place: germany, prague, munich germany, poland, berlin germany
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Zelary (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A nurse and her surgeon-lover are part of a resistance movement in 1940s Czechoslovakia. When they are discovered, her lover flees and she must find a place to hide. A patient whose life she saved, a man from a remote mountain village where time ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, sincere, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: redemption, small town, village, post war, sexual abuse, romance, society, domestic violence, resistance, soldier, social relations, couples ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: czechoslovakia, prague czechoslovakia, germany
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Killer Kid (1994)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Eleven-year-old Laïd lives in war-torn Lebanon. Chosen and trained by an extremist organisation, he has been forced to enter the adult world far too early. He has been transformed into a fanatical and programmed machine, whose life could be summed ...
Style: disturbing, serious, tense, realistic
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Time: 90s
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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, tense, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, anti semitism, german, jewish, hidden identity, homosexual, roommate, concentration camp, ghetto, communism, nazism ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: latvia, germany, poland, europe, russia ...
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