Movies like The Last Butterfly

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The Last Butterfly (1991)
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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, ashes, french resistance, dog, witch, dancing, village, world war two, ghetto, nazi, teacher, money, holocaust, motorcycle, jewish, german, hotel, magician, clown ...
Time: 1940s
Place: paris france, berlin germany, europe, czechoslovakia

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Most similar movies to The Last Butterfly

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and disturbing films with plots about death, world war two, nazi, train, cigarette smoking, song and singer mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres. Some movies like The Last Butterfly: Salon Kitty (1976), The Truce (1997), Naked Among Wolves (1963), The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008), The Aryan Couple (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.3
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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: erotic, suspenseful, disturbing, sexual, offbeat ...
Plot: anti semitism, prostitute, betrayal, politics, forbidden love, eroticism, dangerous attraction, against the rules, sexual relations, wartime life, fall in love, life is a bitch ...
Time: 40s, year 1939, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, paris france, poland, copenhagen denmark ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.6
 2K
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: serious, gloomy, uplifting, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, refugee, society, captivity, escapades, confined, war, human spirit, life is a bitch, hopes, against humanity ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: russia, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Naked Among Wolves (1963)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: East Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: gas chamber, war criminal, nazism, prisoner, rain, beaten to death, bullet, corpse, gun, friendship, husband wife relationship, doctor ...
Time: quarry
Place: east germany, german democratic republic, poland, warsaw poland, bavaria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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, concentration camp, jewish, against humanity, friendship, childhood, nazi, nazi germany, world war two, wartime life, nazism, young heroes ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, poland, europe, switzerland, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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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: psychological, serious, captivating, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, concentration camp, survival, forbidden love, moral dilemma, hidden identity, uncover truth, wartime life, life is a bitch, undercover, danger ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: switzerland, germany, hungary, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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, serious ...
Plot: nazism, friendship, jewish, betrayal, boarding school life, priest, resistance, anti semitism, wartime life, childhood, french, boarding school ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: france, europe, jerusalem, paris france, vichy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak, tense
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, survival, boxer, boxing, against humanity, confined, human spirit, love and romance, anti heroes, family problems, misfit ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: poland, europe, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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: captivating, bleak, thought provoking, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, deportation, hopes, confined, heroes, against humanity, escapades, war, human spirit, life is a bitch, family in danger ...
Time: 1940s
Place: berlin germany, budapest hungary, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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, emotional, suspenseful ...
Plot: betrayal, terrorist, underground, espionage, resistance, intrigue, government agency, prison, rescue, czech, french resistance, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1943
Place: france, europe, vichy, arc de triomphe paris, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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: suspenseful, emotional, bleak, realistic, rough ...
Plot: survival, anti semitism, holocaust, rabbi, against humanity, war, confined, escapades, life is a bitch, youth, society, urban ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: germany, europe, israel, palestine, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.6
 15K
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, semi serious, gloomy, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: holocaust, starvation, survival, ghetto, war, against humanity, hopes, anti heroes, lifesaver, heroes, confined, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe, germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: contemplative, touching, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: hopes, escapades, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, society, holocaust, anti semitism, rescue, bittersweet, starvation, war, ghetto ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 40s, 30s, 1930s ...
Place: slovakia, europe, czech republic, czechoslovakia, prague czechoslovakia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.5
 42K
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, compassionate, disturbing, harsh, dramatic ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, jewish, german, saving a life, anti semitism, crematorium, courage, tragedy, prisoner, rabbi, hungarian ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
Place: poland, california, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: serious, emotional, sincere, uplifting, contemplative ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, soldier, faith, nazi occupation, hopes, human spirit, danger, heroes, clergy, traitor, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: russia, netherlands, germany, holland, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.6
 7K
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: atmospheric, bleak, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: mother son incest, incest, orgy, decadence, third reich, aryan, poison, murder, cross dressing, change of luck, life turned upside down, parents and children ...
Time: 1930s, 40s, 20th century, 30s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.5
 2K
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 ...
Style: captivating, tense, thought provoking, realistic
Plot: brother brother relationship, coming of age, promise, friendship, world war two, jealousy, teenage boy, death of brother, husband wife relationship, fear, anti war, family relations ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: realistic, psychological, serious, sincere
Plot: betrayal, politics, obsession, infidelity, pianist, singer, maid, fall in love, master and servant, on the run, love triangle, lovers reunited ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: england, europe, france, london, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: touching, uplifting, disturbing, compassionate, lyrical ...
Plot: holocaust, human spirit, survival, wartime life, against humanity, idealism, nazi occupation, couple relations, society, couples, dishonesty, war ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945, 1930s ...
Place: europe, poland, germany, belgium, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 7.5
 21K
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, serious, epic, clever ...
Plot: fascism, circus, war, political unrest, life is a bitch, against humanity, grownups, wartime life, dishonesty, coming of age, childhood memory, mother son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: germany, europe, poland, paris france, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: disturbing, realistic, serious, captivating, bleak
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, politics, train, refugee, village life, wartime life, mental institution, soldier, military, confined, state affairs ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: switzerland, germany, europe, zurich switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.8
 213
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, realistic, tense, serious
Plot: terrorism, orphan, lebanese, friendship, deadly, child as adult, society, buddies, innocence lost, social differences, immigrants, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: lebanon, europe, france, arc de triomphe paris, marseille ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Circle of Deceit (1981)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Georg Laschen leaves his family in West Germany to go work as a war correspondent in Beirut during the fights between Christians and Palestinians.
Style: thought provoking, bleak, sincere, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: lebanese, politics, media, journalism, danger, war, love affair, life is a bitch, political unrest, against humanity, state affairs, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: middle east, lebanon, beirut lebanon, east germany, cairo egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
...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: furniture, statue, metronome, billiards, bullet wound, talking to oneself in a mirror, song, kiss, singer, father son relationship, dancing, world war two ...
Place: prague, czechoslovakia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 7.5
 24K
Cross of Iron (1977)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: It is 1943, and the German army, ravaged and demoralised, are hastily retreating from the Russian front. In the midst of all this madness, conflict brews between the aristocratic yet ultimately pusillanimous Captain Stransky and the courageous ...
Style: realistic, tense, bleak, epic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, german, chaos, military, military hospital, anti war, sergeant, lieutenant, infantrymen, war, troops, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1940s
Place: russia, siberia, france, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: embassy, commander, shooting, military training, gestapo, target practice, drugged, id card, baptism, messenger, uniform, fencing ...
Time: 1930s
Place: germany, poland, berlin germany, prague, munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.1
 696
Angry Harvest (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the winter of 1942-43, a Jewish family leaps from a train going through Silesia. They are separated in the woods, and Leon, a local peasant who's now a farmer of some wealth, discovers the woman, Rosa, and hides her in his cellar. ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, sincere, serious, psychological ...
Plot: holocaust, train, survival, anti semitism, captivity, confined, on the run, obsession, voyeurism, wartime life, racism, human nature ...
Time: 1940s
Place: poland, holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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: serious, emotional, sincere, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, survival, life is a bitch, confined, estrangement, self discovery, danger, youth, bus, faith, world war two ...
Time: 1940s
Place: hungary, europe, budapest hungary, poland, slovakia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Ireland, UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Netherlands
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In 1920s Ireland young doctor Damien O'Donovan prepares to depart for a new job in a London hospital. As he says his goodbyes at a friend's farm, British Black and Tans arrive, and a young man is killed. Damien joins his brother Teddy in ...
Style: bleak, captivating, brutal, factual, bloody ...
Plot: civil war, ira, resistance, rebellion, politics, freedom, irish, torture, occupation, debate, injustice, rebel ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: ireland, england, europe, boston, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.2
 7K
Good (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Germany, Hungary, Cayman Islands
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The rise of national socialism in Germany should not be regarded as a conspiracy of madmen. Millions of "good" people found themselves in a society spiralling into terrible chaos. A film about then, which illuminates the terrors of now.
Style: contemplative, realistic, disturbing, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: nazism, friendship, politics, anti semitism, moral dilemma, euthanasia, life is a bitch, political unrest, state affairs, friends, wartime life, family relations ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1937, year 1938 ...
Place: germany, europe, paris france, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.3
 10K
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, uplifting, sincere, harsh, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, thief, atrocity, german, survival, jewish, tunnel, underground, refugee, unwanted pregnancy, sewer, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 2008, year 1945
Place: poland, europe, germany, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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