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Shining Through (1992)
 6.4
 9K
Shining Through (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Spirited New Yorker Linda Voss goes to work for international lawyer and secret Office of Strategic Services operative Ed Leland just before World War II. As they fall in love, the United States enters the fight against Hitler, and Linda volunteers to work for Ed spying undercover behind Nazi lines. Assigned to uncover information about a German bomb, Linda also has personal motives to fulfill: discovering the fate of her Jewish family members in Berlin.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, sentimental, melancholic, suspense, romantic, sexy, light ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: double agent, world war two, behind enemy lines, espionage, romance, nazi germany, secret agents, wartime life, love and romance, working undercover, translator, wartime, war, heroes, fall in love, workplace romance, nanny, undercover, switching roles, spy, jewish, bomb, holocaust, female nudity, sex scene ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, new york, berlin germany, usa, europe

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Most similar movies to Shining Through

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about world war two, war, nazi, espionage, betrayal, wartime life and german mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres. Some movies like Shining Through: The Exception (2016), X Company (2015), Eye of the Needle (1981), Suite Fran?aise (2014), Resistance (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.8
 12K
The Exception (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A German soldier tries to determine if the Dutch resistance has planted a spy to infiltrate the home of Kaiser Wilhelm in Holland during the onset of World War II, but falls for a young Jewish Dutch woman during his investigation.
Style: captivating, suspense, suspenseful, tense, exciting
Plot: german soldier, nazi occupation, jewish, gestapo, love, german, third reich, german army, nazi germany, spy, bodyguard, romance ...
Time: year 1940, year 1934, 1920s, 1940s
Place: germany, holland, poland, netherlands, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 3K
X Company (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: An emotionally-driven character drama, set in the thrilling and dangerous world of WWII espionage and covert operations. It follows the stories of five highly skilled young recruits - Canadian, American and British - torn from their ordinary lives ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: espionage, heroic mission, secret agents, working undercover, danger, war, undercover, world war two, rivalry, friendship, heroes, good versus evil ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Eye of the Needle (1981)
Genre: Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A ruthless German spy, trying to get out of Britain with vital information about D-Day, must spend time with a young woman and her crippled husband.
Style: suspenseful, tense, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: world war two, island, espionage, spy, nudity (full frontal - brief), car accident, nazi spy, storm at sea, war, submarine, idealism, mistaken identity ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: england, scotland, europe, germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Suite Fran?aise (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK, France, Canada, Belgium, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: France, 1940. In the first days of occupation, beautiful Lucile Angellier is trapped in a stifled existence with her controlling mother-in-law as they both await news of her husband: a prisoner of war. Parisian refugees start to pour into their ...
Style: captivating, realistic, emotional, serious, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, world war two, nazi occupation, german soldier, german officer, love and romance, fall in love, war, soldier, military, adultery, nazi occupied france ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1940, 18th century
Place: france, europe, germany, paris france, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 4.9
 2K
Resistance (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: It is 1944 and the D-Day invasion has failed, Germany's army have successfully invaded England and the Nazi war-machine is now heading west towards Wales. A group of women in an isolated Welsh village near the English border wake up to ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: espionage, danger, life is a bitch, undercover, war, wartime life, missing person, world war two, strong female presence, resistance fighter
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 20K
Enigma (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A romantic thriller based around the World War 2 project to crack the codes behind the Enigma machine, used by the Germans to encrypt messages sent to their submarines.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, clever, factual ...
Plot: world war two, code breaking, espionage, nazi, war, submarine, wartime, mind game, couple relations, race against time, mathematics, secrets ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: scotland, europe, london, big ben london, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Counterfeit Traitor (1962)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Blacklisted in modern day WW2, a Swedish oil trader opts to assist British Allies, by means of infiltrating and surveying Nazi Germany.
Style: tense, captivating, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, espionage, spy, double agent, state affairs, dishonesty, life is a bitch, undercover, betrayal, secret agents, danger, forgery ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1942
Place: sweden, germany, europe, berlin germany, hamburg germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Operation Crossbow (1965)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Allied agents infiltrate the Nazi rocket complex at Peenemunde in order to obtain their secrets and sabotage the plant.The film alternates between German developments of the V-1 missile and V-2 rocket (with a German cast speaking their own language) ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, espionage, undercover, rocket, heroic mission, double agent, heroes, secret agents, danger, escapades, war, military ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: germany, london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Soldier of Orange (1977)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 155 min.
Story: This film depicts World War II through the eyes of several Dutch students. It follows them through the beginning of the war, the Nazi occupation and the liberation.
Style: stylized, realistic, tense, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: world war two, nazi occupation, betrayal, espionage, queen, occupation, escape attempt, resistance, war, german, friendship, anti semitism ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 1930s, 80s
Place: europe, netherlands, london, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.1
 5K
Mother Night (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: An American spy behind the lines during WWII serves as a Nazi propagandist, a role he cannot escape in his future life as he can never reveal his real role in the war.
Style: gloomy, emotional, biting, uplifting, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, war crime, presumed dead, anti war, human spirit, disorder, hidden identity, hopes, government agency, writer's life, redemption, starting over ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 60s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: germany, new york, usa, europe, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When a Greek fisherman leaves to fight with the Greek army during WWII, his fiancee falls in love with the local Italian commander. The film is based on a novel about an Italian soldier's experiences during the Italian occupation of the Greek ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, intense, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: italian army, resistance fighter, italian soldier, romance, war, love and romance, world war two, wartime life, fall in love, social relations, impossible love, island ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: greece, europe, albania, rome italy, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.1
 3K
Restless (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A young woman finds out that her mother worked as a spy for the British Secret Service during World War II and has been on the run ever since.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: espionage, world war two, secret hideout, top secret, double agent, secret service, undercover, government agency, secret place, german, haunted by the past, secret agents ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 40s, 30s, 1930s ...
Place: europe, new mexico, london, new york, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Eagle Has Landed (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 135 min.
Story: When the Nazi high command learns in late 1943 that Winston Churchill will be spending time at a country estate in Norfolk, it hatches an audacious scheme to kidnap the prime minister and spirit him to Germany for enforced negotiations with Hitler.
Style: exciting, serious, suspense, tense, intense ...
Plot: world war two, nazi germany, soldier, rescue, insubordination, espionage, crimes, danger, leadership, secret agents, top secret, military ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: england, germany, europe, poland, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Second Front (2005)
Genre: Action, Romance, War
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In an explosive and action-packed story of heroism and courage under fire, American and Russian troops must join forces in a desperate mission that could change the course of World War 2.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense, tense ...
Plot: espionage, world war two, kgb, undercover, save the day, war, secret agents, confined, escapades, danger, daring rescue, intrigue ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: europe, germany, london, norway, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.2
 4K
Lili Marleen (1981)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Lili Marleen is the story of a German singer named Wilkie who while working in Switzerland falls in love with a Jewish composer named Robert who’s family is helping people to flee from the Nazis. Roberts family is skeptical of Walkie thinking she ...
Style: clever, witty, realistic, serious, cynical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, nazi germany, nudity (full frontal - brief), performer's life, war, wartime life, social differences, political unrest, unfulfilled love, love affair, couple relations, forbidden love ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1938
Place: switzerland, berlin germany, germany, europe, munich germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
A Soldier's Tale (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the days following the D-Day invasion in Normandy, France, a British platoon leader named Saul (Gabriel Byrne) and his corporal (Paul Wyett) reach an isolated farmhouse and encounter a beautiful French girl named Belle (Marianne Basler). Love ...
Style: realistic, emotional, tense, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: soldier, love affair, war, romance, love and romance, couples, unfulfilled love, impossible love, woman in danger, wartime life, love, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: france, europe, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.7
 25K
Torn Curtain (1966)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: During the Cold War, an American scientist appears to defect to East Germany as part of a cloak and dagger mission to find the formula for a resin solution, but the plan goes awry when his fiancee, unaware of his motivation, follows him across the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: cold war, espionage, iron curtain, politics, political intrigue, working undercover, state affairs, secret agents, dishonesty, double agent, couple relations, museum ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: east germany, europe, berlin germany, germany, east berlin east germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.6
 2K
Dresden (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 176 min.
Story: At a Dresden hospital in 1945, nurse Anna Mauth (Felicitas Woll) cares for badly injured British pilot Robert Newman (John Light), whom Anna believes to be a German deserter. As Allied forces close in, Anna grows close to Robert despite her ...
Style: touching, serious, tense, captivating, realistic
Plot: bombing, wartime life, moral dilemma, survival, love affair, behind enemy lines, military, romance, danger, fall in love, military life, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 5.4
 1K
The Spy (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Spring 1941. Center of Moscow. Duel of the two intelligence services turns more and more tense.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, captivating, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prospector, world war two, heroes, undercover, secret agents, spy, mole, secret police, heroic mission, mentor, rivalry, life & death ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1941
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Bridge at Remagen (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In March of 1945, as the War in Europe is coming to a close, fighting erupts between German and American troops at the last remaining bridgehead across the Rhine.
Style: realistic, exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: battles, world war two, soldier, military, explosion, war, wartime life, anti war, escapades, survival, heroic mission, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, year 1945, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.1
 145K
Allied (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In 1942, an intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war.
Style: suspense, emotional, intense, scenic, tense ...
Plot: spy, love, betrayal, resistance, female spy, world war two, nazi, femme fatale, investigation, rescue, undercover, commander ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942
Place: france, north africa, london, england, morocco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Night Watch (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set against the turbulent backdrop of London in the 1940s, this adaptation of Sarah Waters' bestselling novel, The Night Watch, follows four young Londoners inextricably linked by their wartime experiences. In a time when the barriers of sexual ...
Style: touching, stylized, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love affair, life is a bitch, romance, love and romance, couples, wartime life, haunted by the past, sexual relations, war, world war two, london blitz, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, 20th century, 40s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Land Girls (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: During World War II, the organisation "The Women's Land Army" recruited women to work on British farms while the men were off to war. Three such "land girls" of different social backgrounds - quiet Stella, young hairdresser ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: countryside, world war two, friendship, hopes, fall in love, war, romance, working class, society, soldier, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: england, europe, britain, united kingdom, english channel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 6.3
 2K
Triple Cross (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, France, West Germany
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A safecracker turns double agent during WWII.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, espionage, military, safecracker, prison, world war two, double agent, war, dishonesty, adventure, confined, soldier ...
Time: 1940s
Place: england, germany, europe, english channel, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.7
 2K
Rosenstrasse (2003)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 136 min.
Story: When Ruth's husband dies in New York, in 2000, she imposes strict Jewish mourning, which puzzles her children. A stranger comes to the house - Ruth's cousin - with a picture of Ruth, age 8, in Berlin, with a woman the cousin says helped ...
Style: uplifting, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, nazi germany, anti semitism, life is a bitch, wartime life, human spirit, couple relations, hopes, society, strong female character, world war two, courage ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: germany, berlin germany, new york, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.1
 231K
Valkyrie (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Japan, UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Wounded in Africa during World War II, Nazi Col. Claus von Stauffenberg returns to his native Germany and joins the Resistance in a daring plan to create a shadow government and assassinate Adolf Hitler. When events unfold so that he becomes a ...
Style: tense, factual, suspenseful, bad ending, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, nazism, nazi germany, german officer, war, resistance, colonel, bomb, deception, nazi, treason, assassination attempt ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, munich germany, tunisia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Good German (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An American journalist arrives in Berlin just after the end of World War Two. He becomes involved in a murder mystery surrounding a dead GI who washes up at a lakeside mansion during the Potsdam negotiations between the Allied powers. Soon his ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, realistic, neo noir ...
Plot: murder, war criminal, black market, investigation, post war, mystery, haunted by the past, uncover truth, military, love affair, love of one's life, presumed dead ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1945, post world war two ...
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.9
 4K
Swing Shift (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1941 America Kay and her husband are happy enough until he enlists after Pearl Harbor. Against his wishes, his wife takes a job at the local aircraft plant where she meets Hazel, the singer from across the way the two soon become firm friends and ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: world war two, love triangle, romance, friendship, love and romance, love affair, couple relations, couples, factory, husband wife relationship, wartime, adultery ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1941, 1950s ...
Place: germany, poland, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Sophie's Choice (1982)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Yugoslavia
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Stingo, a young writer, moves to Brooklyn in 1947 to begin work on his first novel. As he becomes friendly with Sophie and her lover Nathan, he learns that she is a Holocaust survivor. Flashbacks reveal her harrowing story, from pre-war prosperity ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, depressing, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, against humanity, nazis, concentration camp, world war two, mental illness, post war, haunted by the past, love and romance, wartime life, tragedy, male female relationship ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, post world war two
Place: new york, poland, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Code Name: Emerald (1985)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In april 1944, an allied agent is sent to France in order to rescue an "overlord" captured by the Germans. (An "overlord" is one of the few men who knew the date and place of the "D" day). To achieve this goal, he will ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: espionage, world war two, d day, rescue, undercover, war, escapades, danger, secret agents, spring, nazi, agent ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%