Movies like Shining Through

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Shining Through (1992)
 6.5
 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, secret agents, wartime life, love and romance, working undercover, translator, nazi germany, 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 dramatic films with plots about world war two, war, nazi, betrayal, espionage, wartime life and german mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres. Some movies like Shining Through: The Exception (2016), Eye of the Needle (1981), X Company (2015), Enigma (2001), Suite Fran?aise (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.8
 11K
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: suspense, captivating, exciting, tense, suspenseful
Plot: german soldier, nazi occupation, jewish, german, love, military, spy, bodyguard, investigation, conspiracy, gestapo, threat ...
Time: year 1940, 1920s, 1940s, year 1934
Place: germany, holland, berlin germany, netherlands, poland
⇓ 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, war, submarine, idealism, cheating, disorder, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: england, scotland, europe, germany, 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, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: war, espionage, heroic mission, working undercover, secret agents, undercover, danger, world war two, rivalry, friendship, heroes, good versus evil ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 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, 20th century, 40s
Place: scotland, europe, london, big ben london, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Suite Fran?aise (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, 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, love and romance, war, fall in love, german officer, military, adultery, soldier, french girl ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1940, 18th century
Place: france, europe, germany, paris france, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: bleak, suspenseful, gloomy, tense, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, espionage, spy, wartime life, working undercover, double agent, undercover, state affairs, danger, dishonesty, betrayal, forgery ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1942
Place: sweden, germany, europe, stockholm sweden, copenhagen denmark ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, undercover, world war two, rocket, war, double agent, heroic mission, working undercover, heroes, escapades, military, danger ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: london, germany, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, occupation, resistance, escape attempt, queen, war, german, friendship, rivalry ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 1930s, 80s
Place: europe, netherlands, london, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 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, contemplative, emotional, gloomy, biting ...
Plot: world war two, war crime, presumed dead, writer's life, hidden identity, disorder, redemption, anti war, human spirit, starting over, haunted by the past, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 1930s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: germany, new york, europe, usa, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: life is a bitch, danger, espionage, war, undercover, wartime life, missing person, world war two, strong female presence, resistance fighter
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, fall in love, impossible love, social relations, wartime life, island ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: greece, europe, albania, rome italy, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 40s, 30s, 1930s ...
Place: europe, london, new york, new mexico, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: espionage, world war two, kgb, undercover, save the day, war, danger, secret agents, confined, daring rescue, escapades, intrigue ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1942
Place: germany, europe, moscow russia, norway, ukraine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, leadership, danger, crimes, secret agents, winston churchill, top secret ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: england, germany, europe, poland, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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, serious, realistic, cynical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, nazi germany, nudity (full frontal - brief), war, society, couple relations, political unrest, anti semitism, love affair, unfulfilled love, forbidden love, wartime life ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1938
Place: switzerland, germany, berlin germany, europe, munich germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, serious, tense, emotional
Audience: girls' night
Plot: soldier, love affair, romance, war, love and romance, couples, impossible love, unfulfilled love, woman in danger, wartime life, love, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: france, europe, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, emotional, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love affair, romance, love and romance, couples, wartime life, haunted by the past, sexual relations, life is a bitch, war, world war two, post world war two, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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, rivalry, life & death ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1941
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 6.7
 24K
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, dishonesty, secret agents, double agent, couple relations, museum ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: east germany, europe, berlin germany, copenhagen denmark, norway ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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, tense, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: bombing, wartime life, survival, love affair, moral dilemma, behind enemy lines, military, romance, danger, fall in love, military life, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: world war two, soldier, battles, military, explosion, war, wartime life, anti war, escapades, survival, heroic mission, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, fall in love, hopes, war, romance, working class, friends, society, soldier, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: england, europe, english channel, pearl harbor, egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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, military, espionage, safecracker, prison, world war two, double agent, betrayal, escapades, heroes, soldier, state affairs ...
Time: 1940s
Place: england, germany, europe, english channel, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, 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, 40s, 20th century
Place: new york, poland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, stylized ...
Plot: murder, war criminal, black market, investigation, post war, mystery, uncover truth, haunted by the past, military, love affair, love of one's life, neo noir ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1945, 1930s
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.1
 226K
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, contemplative ...
Plot: world war two, nazism, war, resistance, nazi, bomb, nazi germany, deception, treason, assassination attempt, betrayal, german officer ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, munich germany, tunisia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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, couples, love affair, couple relations, factory, husband wife relationship, wartime, adultery ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1941, 1950s ...
Place: germany, poland, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: espionage, world war two, d day, rescue, undercover, war, escapades, danger, secret agents, double agent, spring, nazi ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.0
 889
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, sentimental, serious, dramatic, visually appealing ...
Plot: world war two, infidelity, war, romance, bittersweet, betrayal, military, soldier, single parent, dishonesty, love and romance, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 70s
Place: canada, australia, palestine, israel, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Death in Love (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Death in Love is a psychosexual-thriller about a love affair between a Jewish woman and a doctor overseeing human experimentation at a Nazi German concentration camp, and the impact this has on her sons' lives in the 1990s.
Style: serious, psychological, sincere, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, memory, world war two, concentration camp, cruelty, jewish, parents and children, holocaust, haunted by the past, love affair, human nature, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 40s, 1940s, 1990s
Place: new york, germany, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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