Movies like Reunion 1989

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Reunion (1989)
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Reunion (1989)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, West Germany, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Two young boys from very different backgrounds become friends in 1933 Stuttgart. However, they don't realize how different they are until much later as one is the son of a well-to-do Jewish doctor and the other the son of a German aristocrat. After that summer and the election of Hitler, things change as antisemitism gains fervor. After the core of the film deals with that era, the film flashes to the present and the Jewish man now returns to his boyhood home and seeks his old friend with some surprises.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, disturbing
Plot: world war two, friendship, anti semitism, holocaust, youth, society, confined, coming of age, homecoming, against humanity, golden years, religions or cults, nazi, jewish, german, friendship between boys
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s
Place: germany, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and disturbing films with plots about world war two, society, anti semitism, nazi, holocaust, against humanity and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like Reunion: Tsili (2014), Day One (1989), The Wedding Song (2008), Auschwitz (2011), Bulgarian Rhapsody (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Tsili (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France, Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Tsili is a young girl caught in the middle of World War II. After her family is taken to a concentration camp, Tsili hides in the forest, free from hatred and men, until the arrival of Marek, a stranger who speaks to her in Yiddish.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, disturbing, tense
Plot: holocaust, world war two, forest, survival, against humanity, youth, jewish, hiding, holocaust survivor, coming of age, violinist, rainstorm ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe
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The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: During the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam, Otto Frank decides to hide his family, who are Jewish, after his daughter Margot is called to appear for transport to a Nazi labour camp. Miep Gies, Otto Frank's office assistant hides them in the attic ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, disturbing, bleak
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, strong female presence, family life, attic, racism, wartime life, family in danger, human spirit, society, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland
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The Final Solution: The Wannsee Conference (1984)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Austria, West Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A real time recreation of the 1942 Wannsee Conference, in which leading SS and Nazi Party officals gathered to discuss the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question". Led by SS-General Reinhard Heydrich, the Wannsee Conference was the ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, captivating, talky, thought provoking ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, conspiracy, genocide, racism, anti semitism, deportation, wartime life, murder, interracial relations, fascism, against humanity ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, contemporary
Place: germany, europe, vatican, palestine, berlin germany ...
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Day One (1989)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Hungarian physicist Leo Szilard leaves Europe, eventually arriving in the United States. With the help of Einstein, he persuades the government to build an atomic bomb. The project is given to no-nonsense Gen. Leslie Groves who selects physicist J. ...
Style: tense, captivating, thought provoking, realistic, serious
Plot: world war two, politics, super weapon, nuclear threat, fight for supremacy, nuclear holocaust, state affairs, intrigue, life is a bitch, against humanity, rivalry, laboratory ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: usa, new mexico, hiroshima japan, italy, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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The Wedding Song (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, Tunisia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Nazi occupation of Tunisia strains the bonds of friendship between a Muslim woman and a Sephardic Jewess who are both preparing for their marriages.
Style: emotional, realistic, atmospheric, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, world war two, nazi occupation, injustice, holocaust, life is a bitch, family relations, religions or cults, society, love, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: tunisia, africa
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52%
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Auschwitz (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Auschwitz is a hard-hitting war film which shows life as it really was at the death camp.
Style: disturbing, rough, thought provoking, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, concentration camp, nazi, against humanity, world war two, postmodernism, life is a bitch, strong violent content, society, genocide, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe
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Bulgarian Rhapsody (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bulgaria, Israel
Duration: 108 min.
Story: the story of two adolescents, Moni and Zhozho, who meet 17-year-old Zheni in 1943 and with whom both fell in love. The events that follow unfold while Bulgaria has to decide on the deportation of 11 343 Jewish citizens in Macedonia and Thrace.
Style: emotional, touching, suspenseful, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, on the run, teenage love, wartime life, fall in love, teenage life, youth, society, anti semitism, love and romance, world war two, holocaust ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: bulgaria
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Spring of Life (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The film, 'The Spring Of Life', brings to light a little-known operation of the Nazi SS, started just before the outbreak of World War II. Through the careful selection and re-education of young women, it was the Nazi's mad dream to ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, bleak, rough
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, world war two, wartime life, genocide, breeding, life is a bitch, against humanity, society, war, forbidden love, racism ...
Time: 1940s
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47%
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Despair (1978)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Germany in the early 1930s. Against the backdrop of the Nazis' rise, Hermann Hermann, a Russian émigré and chocolate magnate, goes slowly mad. It begins with his seating himself in a chair to observe himself making love to his wife, Lydia, a ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: nazism, murder, obsession, chocolate, voyeurism, factory, midlife crisis, destructive relationship, psychopath, world war two, manipulation, losing-it hero ...
Time: 1930s
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe
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47%
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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: disturbing, emotional, thought provoking, bleak, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, nazism, concentration camp, nazi germany, holocaust survivor, injustice, against humanity, genocide, occupation, survival, confined, society ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, post world war two, year 1942
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46%
Emotional Arithmetic (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An emotionally scarred fifty-something female, a high-profile but haunted British novelist, and a heroic dissident-cum-Soviet psychiatric hospital veteran, all reunite decades after bonding and surviving together in a detention camp during World War ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, disturbing, contemplative
Plot: holocaust, haunted by the past, genocide, human spirit, confined, homecoming, world war two, survival, hospital, infidelity, hopes, anti semitism ...
Place: france, europe, canada, paris france
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43%
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: realistic, serious, uplifting, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, world war two, religions or cults, hopes, society, misfit, opposites attract, escapades, against humanity, confined ...
Time: 1940s
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
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Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Martinique
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Martinique, in the early 1930s. Young José and his grandmother live in a small village. Nearly everyone works cutting cane and barely earning a living. The overseer can fine a worker for the smallest infraction. The way to advance is to do well in ...
Style: realistic, serious
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Time: 1930s
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The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In late 1930s Ferrara, Italy, the Finzi-Continis are a leading family: wealthy, aristocratic, and urbane; they are also Jewish. Their adult children, Micol and Alberto, gather a diverse circle of friends for tennis and parties at their villa with ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: fascism, holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, family relations, tennis, family life, life is a bitch, wartime life, unrequited love, uncle niece relationship, brother sister relationship ...
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Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In World War II British Columbia, Canada, a Japanese immigrant family has to endure the racist Canadian policy of being interned and their property confiscated as "enemy aliens". At the same time, a white Canadian family has to deal with ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, bleak, disturbing
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
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Style: bleak, disturbing, factual, intense, atmospheric ...
Plot: holocaust, genocide, anti semitism, war crime, racism, politics, conspiracy, state affairs, wartime life, human spirit, world war two, leadership ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s
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Snow Pirates (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
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Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the shadow of the military coup in 1980, these children aged 12-13, playing their childish games soon arrive at an understanding of life's responsibilities and are hastily introduced into the world of the grownups.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, captivating, bleak
Plot: friendship, self discovery, society, life is a bitch, youth, small town, distopia, coming of age, friends, children
Time: 20th century, 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Wall (1982)
Genre: Action, War, Drama
Country: Poland, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A dramatic re-enactment of the Warsaw Ghetto Jewish uprising in April 1943 were 650 armed members of the Jewish Fighting Organization of Poland held off a 3,000 strong Nazi force in which only a handful of Jews survived. Tom Conti plays Dolek ...
Style: captivating, tense, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, against the odds, ghetto, military, survival, society, heroes, confined, escapades, against humanity ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
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Nina's House (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France
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Style: uplifting, serious, captivating, touching, emotional ...
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The Grey Zone (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Nazi doctor, along with the Sonderkomando Jews – who are forced to work in the crematoria of Auschwitz against their fellow-Jews – find themselves in a moral grey zone.
Style: bleak, disturbing, serious, factual, depressing ...
Plot: holocaust, nazi, rebellion, world war two, concentration camp, survival, anti semitism, redemption, smuggling, human spirit, against humanity, rebelliousness ...
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Labyrinth of Lies (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A young prosecutor in postwar West Germany investigates a massive conspiracy to cover up the Nazi pasts of prominent public figures.
Style: serious, disturbing, captivating, thought provoking, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: holocaust, nazi war criminal, nazi, prosecutor, investigation, justice, lawyer, genocide, idealism, fighting the system, uncover truth, against humanity ...
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Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Adolf Hitler faces himself and must come to terms with his infamous career in an imaginary post-war subterranean bunker where he reviews historical films, dictates his memoirs and encounters Eva Braun, Josef Goebbels, Hermann Göring and Sigmund ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: genocide, holocaust, anti semitism, obsession, world war two, heroes, life is a bitch, hopes, journalism, confined, downfall, against humanity ...
Place: germany, europe
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38%
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Jew-Boy Levi (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Switzerland, Austria
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Benjamin Levi (Bruno Cathomas) is a Bavarian cattle dealer traveling to pre-World War II Germany on his annual trip to a remote farming village. Levi hopes to do some business and, more importantly, win the hand of the lovely Lisbeth (Caroline ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, bleak, touching ...
Plot: countryside, wartime life, village, anti semitism, isolation, village life, social differences, life is a bitch, society, survival, injustice, life turned upside down ...
Time: 1930s
Place: germany, europe
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38%
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 122 min.
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Style: realistic, tense, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, world war two, family relations, friendship, wartime life, society, youth, culture clash, working class, best friend, snobbism, social misfits ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 50s, post world war two
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
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The Ogre (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Frenchman Abel Tiffauges likes children, and wants to protect them against the grown-ups. Falsely suspected as child molester, he's recruited as a soldier in the 2nd World War, but very soon he is taken prisoner of war.
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: world war two, hitler youth, youth, military school, friendship, redemption, hopes, escapades, soldier, confined, life is a bitch, friends ...
Time: 1940s, year 1939, 1930s
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Copenhagen (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, War
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Duration: 90 min.
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Style: captivating, serious, thought provoking, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: moral dilemma, prodigy, inventions and discoveries, friendship, politics, state affairs, society, wartime life, super weapon, nuclear threat, scientist, physics ...
Time: 1940s
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37%
 6.7
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Swing Kids (1993)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The story of a close-knit group of young kids in Nazi Germany who listen to banned swing music from the US. Soon dancing and fun leads to more difficult choices as the Nazi's begin tightening the grip on Germany. Each member of the group is ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: world war two, anti semitism, rebelliousness, against the rules, against the odds, friends, political unrest, dancing, nazi, brainwashing, fighting the system, suicide ...
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37%
Schindler's List (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 195 min.
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Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, genocide, against humanity, war, jewish, survival, wartime, rescue, ghetto, anti semitism ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 90s, 1930s
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36%
 7.5
 16K
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, thought provoking, tense, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, hitler youth, survival, ghetto, german, anti semitism, roommate, communism, homosexual, concentration camp, hidden identity ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: latvia, germany, poland, europe, berlin germany ...
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36%
 6.8
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The Bunker (1981)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Dramatization depicting the events surrounding Adolf Hitler's last weeks in and around his underground bunker in Berlin before and during the battle for the city.
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: nazi germany, hitler, world war two, against humanity, state affairs, confined, life is a bitch, downfall, wartime life, confinement indoors, introspection, human nature ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%