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Train of Life (1998)
 7.6
 9K
Train of Life (1998)
Original name: Train de vie
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: France, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Israel, Belgium
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 1941, the inhabitants of a small Jewish village in Central Europe organize a fake deportation train so that they can escape the Nazis and flee to Palestine.
Style: humorous, sincere, road movie, thought provoking, intellectual, enigmatic, feel good, unusual plot structure, emotional, melancholic ...
Plot: holocaust, train, world war two, deportation, nazi, judaism, railway, village, anti semitism, wartime life, bittersweet, sexual content, german, anarchist, catastrophe, distopia, loneliness, gypsy, camp, technology, justice, fascism, fantasy world, destiny, wartime ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941
Place: eastern europe, germany, poland, europe, palestine, central europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, reflective and dramatic films with plots about storytelling, catastrophe, culture clash, runaway, mentor, death and brutality mostly in Drama, War and Comedy genres. Some movies like Train of Life: Seven Beauties (1975), Life Is Beautiful (1997), Divided We Fall (2000), Mediterraneo (1991), The Shop on Main Street (1965). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Seven Beauties (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Director, Seven Beauties stars Giancarlo Giannini (Swept Away) as Pasqualino Frafuso, known in Naples as "Pasqualino Seven Beauties." A petty thief who lives off of the profits of his seven ...
Style: humorous, disturbing, cynical, biting, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, prison, concentration camp, anti war, survival, dark humor, prisoners of war, prostitution, nazi, male nudity, sisters, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s
Place: italy, naples italy, germany, europe, southern italy ...
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Life Is Beautiful (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A touching story of an Italian book seller of Jewish ancestry who lives in his own little fairy tale. His creative and happy life would come to an abrupt halt when his entire family is deported to a concentration camp during World War II. While ...
Style: inspirational, touching, emotional, sentimental, tragicomedy ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, jewish, nazi, human spirit, life philosophy, life & death, nazism, survival, fascism, love ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1939
Place: italy, europe, poland, tuscany
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50%
Divided We Fall (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In Nazi occupied Czechoslovakia, a childless couple agree to hide a Jewish friend at great personal risk of discovery and execution.
Style: surreal, compassionate, lyrical, touching, disturbing ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, jewish, survival, idealism, human spirit, self discovery, wartime life, against humanity, nazi occupation, couple relations, dishonesty ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: germany, poland, tokyo, eastern europe, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.4
 15K
Mediterraneo (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Greek Sea, World War II. An Italian ship leaves a handful of soldiers in a little island; their mission is to spot enemy ships and to hold the island in case of attack. The village of the island seems abandoned and there isn't a single enemy in ...
Style: touching, art house, sincere, sad, inter cultural ...
Plot: world war two, greek island, war, friendship, italian soldier, wartime, culture clash, anti war, soldier, italian history, transformation, redemption ...
Time: post world war two
Place: greece, italy, mediterranean sea, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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The Shop on Main Street (1965)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In a small town in Nazi-occupied Slovakia during World War II, decent but timid carpenter Tono is named "Aryan comptroller" of a button store owned by an old Jewish widow, Rozalie. Since the post comes with a salary and standing in the ...
Style: sincere, atmospheric, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, store, nazi, german, politics, fascism, jewish, dehumanization, deportation, rescue ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942
Place: slovakia, israel, eastern europe, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.5
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Jakob the Liar (1999)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, France, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In 1944 Poland, a Jewish shop keeper named Jakob is summoned to ghetto headquarters after being caught out after curfew. While waiting for the German Kommondant, Jakob overhears a German radio broadcast about Russian troop movements. Returned to the ...
Style: light, feel good, sentimental, inspirational, factual ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, jewish, nazi, judaism, war, jewish ghetto, lie, radio, russian, death, transformation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: poland, germany, europe, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.7
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The Cuckoo (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: September of 1944, a few days before Finland went out of the Second World War. A chained to a rock Finnish sniper-kamikadze Veikko managed to set himself free. Ivan, a captain of the Soviet Army, arrested by the Front Secret Police ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, thought provoking, political, melancholic ...
Plot: world war two, culture clash, understanding, wilderness, wartime life, anti war, russian, wartime, lapland, brutality, catastrophe, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: finland, russia, ussr, germany, siberia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.4
 49K
Son of Saul (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Hungary
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the horror of 1944 Auschwitz, a prisoner forced to burn the corpses of his own people finds moral survival trying to save from the flames the body of a boy he takes for his son.
Style: melancholic, compassionate, disturbing, cerebral, breathtaking ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, jewish, nazi, prison, anti semitism, courage, tragedy, concentration camp, genocide, life & death, brutality ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: eastern europe, poland, germany, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 7.5
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The Book Thief (2013)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, USA
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, serious, emotional, sad ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, family outing, chick flick
Plot: world war two, holocaust, jewish, nazi, war, adoption, childhood, human spirit, nazi germany, life is a bitch, against humanity, nazism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1941, year 1939, year 1938 ...
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Jacob the Liar (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, War
Country: East Germany, Czechoslovakia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Jewish ghetto in the east of Europe, 1944. By coincidence, Jakob Heym eavesdrops on a German radio broadcast announcing the Soviet Army is making slow by steady progress towards central Europe. In order to keep his companion in misfortune, Mischa, ...
Style: emotional, realistic, talky, harsh, romantic ...
Plot: holocaust, judaism, world war two, nazi, jewish, death, friendship, hopes, radio, military, anti semitism, murder ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, 20th century, 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
I Served the King of England (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Jan Dítě has been released from a Czech prison just before the very end of his 15-year sentence. Settling in a town near the border, he occupies his time with rebuilding a deserted house, and recalling his past. His main wish in life was to be a ...
Style: stylized, sexy, semi serious, sentimental, romantic ...
Plot: world war two, nazi, idealism, farce, adaptation, ambition, love and romance, workplace, rise and fall, society, human nature, social differences ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1920s, 50s, 1940s
Place: prague, eastern europe, england, germany, czechoslovakia ...
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41%
 6.4
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Two Deaths (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A tale of power, passion and obsession set in a politically torn Eastern European country.
Style: sexy, touching, psychological, surreal, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: obsession, vengeance, musician, melancholy, lone hero, fighting the system, hospital, writers, redemption, judaism, guilt, solitude ...
Time: 90s
Place: rio de janeiro, new york, romania, europe, bucharest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
To Be or Not to Be (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A bad Polish actor is just trying to make a living when Poland is invaded by the Germans in World War II. His wife has the habit of entertaining young polish officers while he's on stage, which is also a source of depression to him. When one of ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, light, funny, parody ...
Plot: world war two, farce, war, jewish, dark humor, disorder, satire, german occupation, daring rescue, theater, actor, nazi ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Bread and Chocolate (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Italian immigrant tries to become a member of Swiss society but fails as a waiter and even as a chicken plucker. He then becomes involved with shady wealthy character and tries to hide his Italian identity. He refuses to give up no matter how awful ...
Style: sexy, funny, emotional, breathtaking, thought provoking ...
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Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: switzerland, australia, italy, rome italy, europe ...
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How I Won the War (1967)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An inept British WWII commander leads his troops to a series of misadventures in North Africa and Europe.
Style: clever, humorous, witty, stylized, cerebral ...
Plot: world war two, anti war, working class, war, politics, satire, british, death, childhood, sexualized violence, humanity, loneliness ...
Time: 1940s
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Underground (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, War
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Duration: 167 min.
Story: Black marketeers Marko and Blacky manufacture and sell weapons to the Communist resistance in WWII Belgrade, living the good life along the way. Marko's surreal duplicity propels him up the ranks of the Communist Party, and he eventually ...
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Plot: world war two, war, magic realism, communism, surrealism, greed, freedom, lie, tragedy, brutality, imagination, culture clash ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941, 90s, 60s, post world war two
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Everything Is Illuminated (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A film based on the semi-autobiographical novel of the same name by American writer Jonathan Safran Foer, in which a young Jewish American man endeavors—with the help of eccentric, distant relatives—to find the woman who saved his grandfather ...
Style: touching, sincere, tragicomedy, clever, road movie ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In late 1930s Ferrara, Italy, the Finzi-Continis are a leading family: wealthy, aristocratic, and urbane; they are also Jewish. Their adult children, Micol and Alberto, gather a diverse circle of friends for tennis and parties at their villa with ...
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, compassionate, emotional, breathtaking ...
Plot: fascism, holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, assassination, tennis, family relations, unrequited love, brother sister relationship, jewish, family life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 19th century
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39%
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 111 min.
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Style: touching, emotional, melancholic, bleak, realistic ...
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38%
Voyage of the Damned (1976)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A luxury liner carries Jewish refugees from Hitler's Germany in a desperate fight for survival.
Style: political, intellectual, atmospheric, absurd, brutal ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, cruise ship, nazi, jewish, ship, anti semitism, catastrophe, ocean liner, murder, sea, world politics ...
Time: 20th century, year 1939, 1930s
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The Last Metro (1980)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In occupied Paris, an actress married to a Jewish theater owner must keep him hidden from the Nazis while doing both of their jobs.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, sexy, harsh, poignant ...
Plot: world war two, love triangle, theater, anti semitism, women, jewish, wartime life, infidelity, actor, theatre play, confined, romance ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.5
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany, France, Poland
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Oskar is born in Germany in 1924 with an advanced intellect. Repulsed by the hypocrisy of adults and the irresponsibility of society, he refuses to grow older after his third birthday.
Style: surreal, disturbing, art house, thought provoking, harsh ...
Plot: fascism, world war two, coming of age, wartime life, nazi, circus, magic realism, war, life is a bitch, political unrest, against humanity, dishonesty ...
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Place: germany, latin america, japan, europe, central europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Night of the Shooting Stars (1982)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The Night of San Lorenzo, the night of the shooting stars, is the night when dreams come true in Italian folklore. In 1944, a group of Italians flee their town after hearing rumours that the Nazis plan to blow it up and that the Americans are about ...
Style: realistic, sexy, harsh, melancholic, reflective ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Style: talky, realistic, witty, meditative, harsh ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: sad, emotional, touching, heartbreaking, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing
Plot: world war two, holocaust, concentration camp, jewish, war, childhood, nazi, friendship, boy, military, gas chamber, german ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.3
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Left Luggage (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK, Belgium, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: While escaping from Nazis during the WWII, a Jewish man dug suitcases full of things dear to his heart in the ground two. The war deprived him of his family, and afterwards he endlessly turns over the soil of Antwerp to find the suitcases, which ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, compassionate, heartbreaking ...
Plot: judaism, orthodox jew, family relations, world war two, racism, nazi, tragedy, life, culture clash, justice, depression, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.6
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Biloxi Blues (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During the Second World War, Eugene enlists in the US Army during the last year of the War and is sent to basic training in Biloxi Mississippi. There he must live with a variety of fellow soldiers while enduring the whims of a mentally unstable ...
Style: humorous, funny, realistic, clever, light ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 1940s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 17K
Katyn (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 121 min.
Story: An examination of the Soviet slaughter of thousands of Polish officers and citizens in the Katyn forest in 1940.
Style: disturbing, sentimental, heartbreaking, realistic, poignant ...
Plot: world war two, war crime, war, survival, polish history, massacre, nazism, murder, idealism, ethnic conflict, courage, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1940
Place: poland, germany, east germany, eastern europe, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.0
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Me You Them (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A true story that comically depicts the relationship between an ordinary woman and her three husbands, who live in the same house in a poor and arid small village of the Brazilian northeast.
Style: melancholic, stylized, road movie, light, talky ...
Plot: adultery, destiny, runaway, dishonesty, love affair, couples, fall in love, bittersweet, polyamory, polygamy, sex, life ...
Time: 90s
Place: brazil, northeast brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Beautiful People (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In London, during October 1993, England is playing Holland in the preliminaries of the World Cup. The Bosnian War is at its height, and refugees from the ex-Yugoslavia are arriving. Football rivals, and political adversaries from the Balkans all ...
Style: humorous, realistic, talky, semi serious, sad ...
Plot: immigrants, politics, culture clash, bosnian war, working class, wartime, war, chase, refugee, british, dysfunctional family, honest ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, australia, hawaii, serbia ...
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30%