Movies like The Last Butterfly

If you like "The Last Butterfly" you are looking for fairy tale movies about / with world war two, gestapo, concentration camp, orchestra, mime, red cross and french resistance themes of Drama and War genre shot in Czechoslovakia or France.
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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: 118 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: world war two, gestapo, concentration camp, orchestra, mime, red cross, french resistance, nazi propaganda, dog, witch, dancing, village, ghetto, children, money, nazi, train, teacher, holocaust, jewish, motorcycle, german, clown, magician, female nudity ...
Time: 1940s
Place: paris france, berlin germany, 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 gloomy films with plots about world war two, death, nazi, jewish, train, german and cigarette smoking mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like The Last Butterfly: The Truce (1997), All My Loved Ones (1999), The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008), Salon Kitty (1976), The Aryan Couple (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: sincere, gloomy, emotional, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: concentration camp, world war two, holocaust, hopes, refugee, escapades, life is a bitch, war, confined, against humanity, survival, society ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, post world war two
Place: italy, russia, europe, turin italy, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
All My Loved Ones (1999)
Genre: Drama, 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: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, escapades, hopes, society, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, rescue, anti semitism, family relations, war, ghetto, starvation ...
Time: 80s, 1930s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: slovakia, czech republic, europe, austria, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (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, sad ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: holocaust, world war two, jewish, concentration camp, childhood, against humanity, friendship, nazism, war, gas chamber, nazi, atrocity ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, poland, europe, switzerland, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.3
 5K
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, realistic, erotic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: world war two, betrayal, prostitute, politics, fall in love, anti semitism, forbidden love, oral sex, against the rules, penetration, eroticism, state affairs ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, year 1939
Place: germany, europe, copenhagen, warsaw poland, hamburg germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The Aryan Couple (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 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: suspenseful, psychological, serious, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: concentration camp, world war two, holocaust, genocide, anti semitism, moral dilemma, forbidden love, wartime life, survival, hidden identity, uncover truth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: hungary, switzerland, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, gloomy, stylized, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, french resistance, terrorist, betrayal, underground, death sentence, resistance, government agency, espionage, intrigue, rescue, prison ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1943
Place: paris france, france, marseille, europe, vichy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: nazism, nazi, world war two, jewish, friendship, betrayal, holocaust, anti semitism, boarding school life, priest, resistance, gestapo ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, jerusalem, paris france, vichy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Naked Among Wolves (1963)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: East Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: nazism, prisoner, holocaust, gas chamber, war criminal, baby, compassion, death of father, singer, friendship, husband wife relationship, fear ...
Place: east germany, german democratic republic, spain, poland, warsaw poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: uplifting, realistic, semi serious, gloomy, humorous ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, starvation, hopes, jewish ghetto, ghetto, war, pretense, graphic violence, protecting from truth, social relations, figment ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe, germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, world war two, survival, boxer, boxing, auschwitz, human spirit, family in danger, family problems, contests and competitions, against humanity ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: poland, europe, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: bleak, disturbing, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, concentration camp, hopes, deportation, destiny, human spirit, genocide, family in danger, moral dilemma, wartime life, anti semitism ...
Time: 1940s
Place: budapest, berlin germany, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.4
 49K
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, atmospheric ...
Plot: jewish, concentration camp, holocaust, anti semitism, german, world war two, saving a life, auschwitz, courage, tragedy, rabbi, prisoner ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: poland, california, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Dara of Jasenovac (2020)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Serbia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: During the Nazi-occupied Ustasha regime "NDH" in former Yugoslavia during WWII, little girl Dara is sent to the concentration camp complex Jasenovac in Croatia also known as "Balkan's Auschwitz".
Style: suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, thought provoking, touching ...
Plot: concentration camp, world war two, propaganda, hospital, execution, jewish, war, starving child, dead son, starvation, disturbed individual, baby ...
Place: croatia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: rough, suspenseful, bleak, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, rabbi, family relations, survival, holocaust, anti semitism, escapades, war, against humanity, society, confined, youth ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, black sea, vienna, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Tin Drum (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany, France, Poland
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, captivating, epic ...
Plot: fascism, world war two, circus, war, life is a bitch, political unrest, against humanity, dishonesty, coming of age, grownups, wartime life, toys ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, year 1939, 19th century ...
Place: germany, europe, poland, central europe, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Alone in Berlin (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Berlin in June of 1940. While Nazi propaganda celebrates the regime’s victory over France, a kitchen-cum-living room in Prenzlauer Berg is filled with grief. Anna and Otto Quangel’s son has been killed at the front. This working class couple had ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, factual, heartbreaking, realistic ...
Plot: nazi germany, gestapo, murder, death of son, torture, violence, mechanic, robbery, suicide, bereavement, world war two, war ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1940, year 1943
Place: berlin germany, germany, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, serious, psychological, sincere
Plot: betrayal, politics, world war two, infidelity, obsession, maid, pianist, singer, manipulation, strong female presence, religions or cults, couples ...
Time: 1940s
Place: paris france, london, england, france, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Divided We Fall (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In Nazi occupied Czechoslovakia, a childless couple agree to hide a Jewish friend at great personal risk of discovery and execution.
Style: disturbing, touching, uplifting, surreal, compassionate ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, human spirit, survival, wartime life, against humanity, idealism, nazi occupation, couple relations, dishonesty, society, couples ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: europe, poland, germany, paris france, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: captivating, realistic, serious, bleak, disturbing
Plot: holocaust, ship, world war two, politics, anti semitism, train, refugee, battles, life turned upside down, state affairs, military, against humanity ...
Time: 1940s
Place: switzerland, germany, europe, zurich switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
...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.
Style: neo noir
Plot: world war two, holocaust, hiding place, informant, mental institution, psychiatric patient, clerk, bullet wound, totalitarianism, nazi occupation, magic realism, father son relationship ...
Place: czechoslovakia, prague, central europe
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34%
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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: bleak, disturbing, atmospheric, rough, realistic ...
Plot: mother son incest, oedipus complex, family relations, decadence, incest, third reich, murder, poison, gestapo, orgy, hide and seek, sexual abuse ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, nazi, survival, concentration camp, world war two, haunted by the past, against humanity, life is a bitch, mental illness, circus, mental institution, clown ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 60s, 1930s, year 1961 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Ninth Day (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
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Story: A drama loosely based on Jean Bernard's Nazi-era prison diary.
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, traitor, world war two, clergy, soldier, heroes, faith, nazi occupation, hopes, introspection, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Style: epic, realistic, emotional, disturbing, serious ...
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Cross of Iron (1977)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 119 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, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, soldier, eastern front, german, anti war, wehrmacht, survival, battles, chaos, military hospital, military, hate ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1943
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.4
 7K
Resistance (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The story of a group of Jewish Boy Scouts who worked with the French Resistance to save the lives of ten thousand orphans during World War II.
Plot: french resistance, occupied france, nazi officer, nazi occupied france, world war two, french, love, secret, anti semitism, revenge, escape, refugee ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941, year 1938, year 1945, year 1943 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.3
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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, uplifting, sincere, harsh, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, atrocity, jewish, german, underground, refugee, mistrust, thief, nudity (full frontal - brief), sewer, human spirit ...
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Place: poland, europe, germany, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.5
 3K
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, thought provoking, tense, realistic
Plot: brother brother relationship, family relations, promise, world war two, coming of age, friendship, jealousy, teenage boy, death of brother, fear, husband wife relationship, anti war ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.0
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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: emotional, sincere, serious, disturbing, gloomy ...
Audience: pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, world war two, survival, life is a bitch, confined, estrangement, destiny, self discovery, youth, bus, faith ...
Time: 1940s
Place: hungary, budapest, europe, poland, slovakia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, nazi, counterfeit money, forgery, world war two, survival, jewish, german, war crime, racial slur, war ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, post world war two, year 1945 ...
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany, canada, hamburg germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%