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Shining Through (1992)
 6.4
 10K
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, sexy, romantic, light ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: double agent, nazi germany, world war two, behind enemy lines, espionage, romance, secret agents, wartime life, love and romance, working undercover, translator, wartime, war, heroes, nanny, undercover, fall in love, workplace romance, switching roles, spy, jewish, bomb, disney, train, holocaust ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
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 dramatic films with plots about world war two, war, wartime life, betrayal, nazi, runaway and romance mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres. Some movies like Shining Through: The Exception (2016), X Company (2015), Enigma (2001), Eye of the Needle (1981), Suite Française (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, exciting, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: german soldier, nazi occupation, nazi officer, gestapo, third reich, love, nazi germany, german, jewish, german army, spy, bodyguard ...
Time: year 1940, 1920s, 1940s, year 1934
Place: germany, holland, berlin germany, netherlands, poland
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100%
 7.6
 3K
X Company (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 44 min.
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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, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: espionage, heroic mission, working undercover, secret agents, war, undercover, world war two, rivalry, friendship, heroes, good versus evil, spy ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 21K
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, serious, realistic, clever, factual ...
Plot: world war two, nazi, code breaking, espionage, war, submarine, wartime, mind game, couple relations, race against time, mathematics, secrets ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: scotland, europe, london, big ben london, england ...
⇓ 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, espionage, island, nudity (full frontal - brief), nazi spy, war, submarine, idealism, contact, couples, disorder, cheating ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, scotland, germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Suite Française (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: emotional, realistic, captivating, serious, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, world war two, nazi occupation, german soldier, fall in love, german officer, love and romance, war, nazi officer, nazi occupied france, soldier, military ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1940, 18th century
Place: france, europe, germany, paris france, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: world war two, espionage, spy, life is a bitch, state affairs, forgery, dishonesty, undercover, betrayal, secret agents, double agent, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: sweden, germany, europe, hamburg germany, copenhagen ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Soldier of Orange (1977)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 165 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, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: world war two, nazi occupation, betrayal, war, espionage, escape attempt, queen, occupation, resistance, german, friendship, graphic violence ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 80s
Place: europe, netherlands, london, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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: suspense, uplifting, biting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, presumed dead, war crime, disorder, haunted by the past, human spirit, redemption, anti war, hidden identity, starting over, government agency, writer's life ...
Time: 60s, 1930s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, new york, usa, europe, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Eagle Has Landed (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 123 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, leadership, secret agents, crimes, military, good versus evil, disguise ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: england, germany, europe, poland, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.1
 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, sincere, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: nazi germany, world war two, nudity (full frontal - brief), political unrest, anti semitism, unfulfilled love, wartime life, love affair, social differences, couple relations, forbidden love, performer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, year 1938, 1940s
Place: switzerland, berlin germany, germany, europe, zurich switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: serious, realistic, 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, impossible love, fall in love, social relations, island ...
Time: 1940s, 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: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: espionage, world war two, undercover, government agency, secret service, secret hideout, double agent, haunted by the past, betrayal, dishonesty, intrigue, secret agents ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: europe, holland, new mexico, new york, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense ...
Plot: world war two, espionage, kgb, save the day, undercover, war, secret agents, daring rescue, confined, escapades, intrigue, love triangle ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: germany, europe, cyprus, london, norway ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, sincere, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: world war two, countryside, friendship, fall in love, hopes, farm, war, romance, working class, wartime life, couple relations, friends ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, english channel, pearl harbor, egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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, serious, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, nazi germany, anti semitism, life is a bitch, wartime life, human spirit, hopes, society, couple relations, strong female character, world war two, jewish ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: germany, berlin germany, usa, new york, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.6
 27K
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, couple relations, double agent, dishonesty, secret agents, museum ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: east germany, europe, berlin germany, germany, east berlin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, tense, emotional, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: soldier, love affair, couples, romance, war, love and romance, impossible love, unfulfilled love, woman in danger, wartime life, love, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: france, europe, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.1
 153K
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, female spy, love, betrayal, resistance, double agent, female agent, world war two, nazi, femme fatale, investigation, rescue ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942
Place: france, north africa, london, england, morocco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, battles, war, military, wartime life, anti war, escapades, survival, against the odds, heroic mission, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, year 1945, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.1
 240K
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, bad ending, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, nazism, nazi, war, nazi germany, resistance, colonel, bomb, german officer, deception, treason, assassination attempt ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, bavaria, tunisia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.6
 3K
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: captivating, tense, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: bombing, behind enemy lines, survival, military, love affair, moral dilemma, wartime life, romance, fall in love, military life, world war two, war ...
Time: 1940s
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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, exciting, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prospector, world war two, heroes, undercover, secret agents, spy, secret police, mole, heroic mission, mentor, life & death, rivalry ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1941
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.3
 3K
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, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, secret agents, safecracker, prison, espionage, military, double agent, cons and scams, prison life, island, heroic mission, heist ...
Time: 1940s
Place: europe, germany, england, english channel, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love affair, couples, life is a bitch, romance, love and romance, wartime life, sexual relations, haunted by the past, war, world war two, gays and lesbians, prisoner ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, 20th century
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Sophie's Choice (1982)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
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, concentration camp, nazi, world war two, mental illness, post war, haunted by the past, love and romance, wartime life, tragedy, male female relationship ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: new york, poland, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.9
 5K
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, couple relations, love affair, couples, factory, husband wife relationship, wartime, adultery ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1941, 50s, 1930s ...
Place: germany, poland, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.5
 134K
The Book Thief (2013)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 131 min.
Story: While subjected to the horrors of WWII Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, a Jewish refuge is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, holocaust, jewish, human spirit, childhood, nazi germany, adoption, teenage girl, against humanity, war, nazi, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1938, year 1942 ...
Place: germany, europe
⇓ 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: atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic, serious, neo noir ...
Plot: murder, war criminal, black market, investigation, post war, mystery, haunted by the past, uncover truth, military, love affair, war correspondent, love of one's life ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1945, post world war two, 1930s
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.0
 948
For the Moment (1993)
Genre: Romance, War, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This Canadian film presents and old-fashioned war time romance. It is set during 1942 in Manitoba and traces the doomed affair between a young farmer's wife (Christianne Hirt) whose husband is fighting abroad and a dashing Australian pilot ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, sexy, dramatic ...
Plot: world war two, infidelity, war, romance, bittersweet, betrayal, fall in love, destructive relationship, basic training, self discovery, love triangle, military life ...
Time: 1940s, 70s
Place: canada, australia, palestine, israel, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Last Train (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two people, a Frenchman Julien Maroyeur and a Jewish German woman (Anna Kupfer) met on a train while escaping the German army entering France.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: world war two, train, couple relations, wartime life, fall in love, holocaust, love affair, pregnancy, love triangle, bittersweet, war, fugitives ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%