Movies like The Sun

If you like "The Sun" you are looking for thought provoking, disturbing and serious movies about / with world war two, emperor, military, politics, leadership, wartime life and war themes of Drama and History genre shot in Russia or Italy.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
The Sun (2005)
 7.3
 3K
The Sun (2005)
Original name: Солнце
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Russia, Italy, Switzerland, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The Sun (Russian: Сóлнце, Solntse) is a 2005 Russian biographical film depicting Japanese Emperor Shōwa (Hirohito) during the final days of World War II. The film is the third drama in director Aleksandr Sokurov's trilogy, which included Taurus about the Soviet Union's Vladimir Lenin and Moloch about Nazi Germany's Adolf Hitler.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: world war two, emperor, military, politics, leadership, wartime life, war, society, totalitarianism, head of state, state affairs, downfall, bunker, servant, defeat, surrender, scientist, american soldier, suicide, empress, dream, chocolate, general, palace, room ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945, 40s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia

Movie in categories

Most similar movies to The Sun

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and bleak films with plots about state affairs, world war two, politics, war, society, wartime life and military mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like The Sun: Emperor (2012), Copenhagen (2002), Hitler: The Last Ten Days (1973), O Jerusalem (2006), The War Between Us (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.5
 14K
Emperor (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: As the Japanese surrender at the end of WWII, Gen. Fellers is tasked with deciding if Emperor Hirohito will be hanged as a war criminal. Influencing his ruling is his quest to find Aya, an exchange student he met years earlier in the U.S.
Style: captivating, touching, thought provoking, sincere, serious ...
Plot: emperor, japanese history, investigation, war crime, occupation, war, politics, moral dilemma, political intrigue, state affairs, society, ruler ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, post world war two, year 1932 ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, russia, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 1K
Copenhagen (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: No one knows for sure what transpired when German physicist Werner Heisenberg met with his Jewish Danish counterpart, Niels Bohr, in Copenhagen -- the event became the stuff of modern scientific mythology. Director Howard Davies puts his spin on the ...
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
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Hitler: The Last Ten Days (1973)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Hitler: The Last Ten Days takes us into the depths of der Furher’s Berlin bunker during his final days. Based on the book by Gerhard Boldt, it provides a bleak look at the goings-on within, and without.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: megalomaniac, world war two, suicide, bunker, life turned upside down, couples, military, downfall, losing-it hero, confined, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.0
 897
O Jerusalem (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, UK, Italy, Greece, Israel, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tale of friendship between two men, one Jewish and the other Arab, as the state of Israel is being created.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, disturbing
Plot: military, rebellion, friendship, battles, politics, state affairs, rivalry, wartime life, rebelliousness, political unrest, uninhibited rivalry, war for independence ...
Time: 1940s
Place: israel, holy land, jerusalem, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Movie in collections
disturbing movies
9012
war movies
war
1808
captivating movies
20644
The War Between Us (1995)
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
Plot: world war two, deportation, racism, society, war, immigrants, wartime life, political oppression, suicide by drowning, bathhouse, concentration camp, ice hockey ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Inner Circle (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Soviet Union, USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: The true story of Ivan Sanchin, the KGB officer who was Stalin's private film projectionist from 1939 until the dictator's death. Told from Sanchin's view, the sympathetic but tragically flawed hero maintains unwavering faith in his ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: stalinism, world war two, politics, kgb, injustice, state affairs, head of state, political unrest, dictatorship, projectionist, love, josef stalin ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 50s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.8
 2K
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 ⇓
50%
 7.0
 449
Margaret (2009)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A detailed and compelling portrait of one of the most formidable characters in British politics as she faces her final days in power. The year is 1990 and Margaret Thatcher's support within the government is wavering - her hold on the ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: leadership, prime minister, politics, head of state, female politician, state affairs, life is a bitch, british politics, downfall, british prime minister, king of england, queen elizabeth ii
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s
Place: britain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Movie in collections
Beyond the Front Line (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A movie based on real wartime diaries tells the story of the Swedish speaking Finns' infantry regiment 61. The story follows the regiment during the Continuation War from 1942 to 1944 and from Syväri to the Karelian Isthmus where they faced ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: world war two, military, wartime life, politics, soldier, heroic mission, chaos and mayhem, state affairs, against humanity, battles, infantrymen, war ...
Time: 1940s, year 2002, year 1944, year 1942, year 1943
Place: finland, europe, russia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Last 4 Days (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The true story of the greatest manhunt of the century!
Style: captivating, thought provoking, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: fascism, distopia, war, military, heroes, rise and fall, against humanity, head of state, state affairs, life is a bitch, rivalry, society ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, 20th century
Place: milan italy, italy, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Into the Storm (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: This powerful follow-up to “The Gathering Storm” follows Churchill from 1940 to 1945 as he guided his beleaguered nation through the crucible of the war years--even as his marriage was encountering its own struggles.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy
Plot: winston churchill, world war two, prime minister, diplomacy, state affairs, leadership, head of state, politics, negotiation, war, political leader, defeat ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1940, year 1945
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.4
 411
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 ⇓
47%
 7.9
 912
Hiroshima (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada, Japan
Duration: 190 min.
Story: Hiroshima is a 1995 Japanese / Canadian film directed by Koreyoshi Kurahara and Roger Spottiswoode about the decision-making processes that led to the dropping of the atomic bombs by the United States on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: world war two, nuclear, politics, atomic bomb, surrender, battles, emperor, white house, invasion, disaster, catastrophe, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1945
Place: hiroshima japan, asia, usa, new york, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Beginning of the Great Revival (2011)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: China
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A chronicle of the events that led to the founding of the Chinese Communist Party.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, factual
Plot: revolution, politics, society, state affairs, head of state, social differences, rebellion, communist party, patriotism, rivalry, chinese history, republican era china ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.5
 5K
MacArthur (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The film portrays MacArthur's (Gregory Peck) life from 1942, before the Battle of Bataan, to 1952, the time after he had been removed from his Korean War command by President Truman (Ed Flanders) for insubordination, and is recounted in ...
Style: realistic, serious, melancholic, epic, intense ...
Plot: world war two, military, pow, soldier, war, politics, island, rebellion, ruler, ambition, revolution, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s
Place: usa, japan, korea, the philippines, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.1
 726
Rikyu (1989)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Late in the 1500s, an aging tea master teaches the way of tea to a headstrong Shogun. Through force of will and courageous fighting, Hideyoshi becomes Japan's most powerful warlord, unifying the country. Rikyu, through the tea ceremony and ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized, jidai geki ...
Plot: samurai, battles, political unrest, politics, society, state affairs, clergy, war, ambition, military, rise to the top, heroes ...
Time: 16th century
Place: japan, china, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Bridges of Sarajevo (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Switzerland, Italy, Portugal, Bulgaria, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Thirteen European directors explore the theme of Sarajevo; what this city has represented in European history over the past hundred years, and what Sarajevo stands for today in Europe. These eminent filmmakers of different generations and origins ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, thought provoking, serious, bleak ...
Plot: life is a bitch, wartime life, haunted by the past, politics, anti war, society, political unrest, state affairs, world war one, archive footage, female director
Time: 20th century
Place: bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Gathering Storm (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A love story offering an intimate look inside the marriage of Winston and Clementine Churchill during a particularly troubled, though little-known, moment in their lives.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, talky, gloomy ...
Plot: british history, winston churchill, politics, world war two, war, state affairs, head of state, couple relations, society, rise to the top, fascism, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, year 1934
Place: england, germany, europe, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
downfall movies
305
tokyo movies
1199
bunker movies
264
servant movies
675
Purple Butterfly (2003)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: China, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Ding Hui is a member of Purple Butterfly, a powerful resistance group in Japanese occupied Shanghai. An unexpected encounter reunites her with Itami, an ex-lover... and officer with a secret police unit tasked with dismantling Purple Butterfly.
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: war, wartime life, rivalry, society, hidden identity, life is a bitch, love and romance, tragic hero, love affair, anti war, political unrest, japanese occupation ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 2000s
Place: japan, china, shanghai, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Kabei: Our Mother (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Set in Tokyo in 1940, the peaceful life of the Nogami Family suddenly changes when the father, Shigeru, is arrested and accused of being a Communist. His wife Kayo works frantically from morning to night to maintain the household and bring up her ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: life is a bitch, world war two, parents and children, political unrest, wartime life, family relations, single parent, state affairs, unsupportive parent, nationalism, death in the family, wartime ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Ike: Countdown to D-Day (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: This is the story of the senior-level preparations for the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944 from the time of Dwight D. Eisenhower's appointment as the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, to the establishment of the beachhead in Normandy. The film ...
Style: rough, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, d day, against the odds, military, human spirit, war, battles, heroic mission, military life, idealism, basic training, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Empty Mirror (1996)
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer (1961)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 190 min.
Story: His ideals challenged by life as a conscript in war-time Japan's military, a pacifist faces ever greater tests in his fight for survival.
Style: gloomy, atmospheric, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, survival, chinese, japanese army, captivity, anti war, wartime life, prison life, unfulfilled love, lovers reunited, war ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: china, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
defeat movies
93
realistic movies
28503
asia movies
2872
surrender movies
184
The Pentagon Papers (2003)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: This compelling political drama is based on the true story of high-ranking Pentagon official Daniel Ellsberg, who, during the Nixon era, strove to preserve American democracy by leaking top-secret documents to the New York Times and Washington Post. ...
Style: serious, sincere, disturbing, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: politics, whistleblower, vietnam war, dishonesty, uncover truth, head of state, soldier, fighting the system, state affairs, military, introspection, political corruption ...
Place: asia, usa, vietnam, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
 654
Press (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Turkey
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of a Kurdish newspaper whose journalists are under the constant threat of being abducted and killed by the state security forces.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, thought provoking
Plot: journalism, media, politics, political unrest, realism, workplace, society, crimes, rivalry, state affairs, life is a bitch, uncover truth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: turkey, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
World War II: When Lions Roared (1994)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 194 min.
TV show
Story: Based upon the actual cables between Washington, London and Moscow during the Second World War, this TV-movie examines the relationship between the leaders of these countries throughout the conflict. Franklin D. Roosevelt (John Lithgow), Winston ...
Style: captivating, talky, thought provoking, clever, disturbing ...
Plot: world war two, josef stalin, holocaust, political unrest, teenage life, artists and showbiz, ambition, leadership, state affairs, head of state, against humanity, war ...
Time: 1940s
Place: germany, europe, ussr, britain, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
DC 9/11: Time of Crisis (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: This is the story of the days directly after 9/11, and the president's whereabouts. Scheduled to air shortly before the second anniversary of the September 11 attacks, DC 9/11 takes an inside look at the Bush Administration, beginning with the ...
Style: serious, captivating, thought provoking, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, life is a bitch, political conspiracy, leadership, government agency, state affairs, head of state, dishonesty, politics, americana, hijacking, tragic event ...
Time: september 11 2001
Place: usa, new york, washington d.c., manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Operation Valkyrie (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Austria, Italy
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In 1944, a group of high command officers plot an attempt against Hitler, and one of the leaders of the conspiracy, Stauffenberg (Sebastian Koch), goes to a meeting with the Fuhrer in charge of exploding the place. However, Hitler survives and the ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: hitler, conspiracy, assassination attempt, world war two, national socialism, wartime life, military, rebellion, leadership, rebelliousness, against humanity, state affairs ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Massacre in Rome (1973)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the Nazi occupied city of Rome, an assault on an SS brigade draws retaliation from the military governship. "Massacre in Rome" is the true story of how this partisan attack led to the mass execution of Italian nationals under the orders ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking, rough ...
Plot: nazi occupation, partisan, world war two, church, against humanity, military, hopes, clergy, survival, escapades, life is a bitch, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Enola Gay: The Men, the Mission, the Atomic Bomb (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: Well-intentioned history lesson; the decision to drop the atom bomb, the secrecy surrounding the mission, and the men who flew it.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, rough, bleak
Plot: world war two, atomic bomb, heroes, war, state affairs, against humanity, military, nuclear holocaust, super weapon, battles, secret place, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s
Place: usa, japan, asia, hiroshima japan, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%