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, youth, holocaust, confined, religions or cults, society, coming of age, homecoming, against humanity, golden years, 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, disturbing and bleak films with plots about world war two, society, holocaust, anti semitism, against humanity, war and wartime life mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like Reunion: Tsili (2014), Day One (1989), The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008), The Wedding Song (2008), Spring of Life (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: serious, realistic, thought provoking, bleak, disturbing
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, anti hero, indoor, confined, life is a bitch, heroes, on the run, danger, war, anti heroes ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: amsterdam, holland, europe
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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: realistic, serious, bleak, disturbing, tense
Plot: holocaust, world war two, survival, against humanity, youth, danger, holocaust survivor, in the woods, hiding, jewish, coming of age, rainstorm ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: europe
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The Final Solution: The Wannsee Conference (1984)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Austria, West Germany
Duration: 85 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: talky, thought provoking, captivating, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, genocide, racism, anti semitism, deportation, conspiracy, wartime life, interracial relations, murder, deadly, immigrants ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, year 1942
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany, vatican, palestine ...
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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: captivating, tense, thought provoking, serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, politics, super weapon, rivalry, against humanity, laboratory, moral dilemma, wartime life, fight for supremacy, nuclear holocaust, nuclear threat, state affairs ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s, 20th century
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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
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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, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, world war two, nazi occupation, injustice, life is a bitch, holocaust, family relations, religions or cults, society, love, wedding ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: tunisia, africa
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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, realistic, serious, bleak, rough
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, breeding, against humanity, society, life is a bitch, wartime life, genocide, war, forbidden love, pregnancy, racism ...
Time: 1940s
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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: thought provoking, emotional, disturbing, bleak, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, nazism, concentration camp, nazi germany, injustice, against humanity, genocide, survival, family in danger, anti semitism, wartime life, occupation ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, post world war two, year 1942
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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, captivating, touching, suspenseful, realistic ...
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Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: bulgaria
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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, realistic, serious
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Time: 1930s, 30s
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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, confined, homecoming, genocide, human spirit, haunted by the past, world war two, couples, hospital, against humanity, survival, battles ...
Place: france, paris france, europe, canada
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
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48%
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Snow Pirates (2015)
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44%
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The Wall (1982)
Genre: Action, War, Drama
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Style: uplifting, captivating, serious, emotional, touching ...
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The War Between Us (1995)
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Europa Europa (1990)
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Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, survival, german, hitler youth, heroes, hidden identity, nudity (full frontal - brief), ghetto, concentration camp, roommate ...
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The Empty Mirror (1996)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
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Simon & the Oaks (2011)
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Jew-Boy Levi (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Switzerland, Austria
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The Bunker (1981)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 148 min.
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Style: realistic, bleak, psychological, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: hitler, world war two, nazi germany, against humanity, downfall, confined, state affairs, life is a bitch, wartime life, confinement indoors, totalitarianism, human nature ...
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