Movies like The Ogre

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The Ogre (1996)
The Ogre (1996)
Original name: Der Unhold
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Frenchman Abel Tiffauges likes children, and wants to protect them against the grown-ups. Falsely suspected as child molester, he's recruited as a soldier in the 2nd World War, but very soon he is taken prisoner of war.
Style: realistic, disturbing, poignant, erotic, fairy tale, brutal, bleak, breathtaking, dramatic, harsh ...
Plot: world war two, hitler youth, nazi, war, youth, friendship, redemption, wartime life, children, jewish, catastrophe, survival, prison, magic, psychology, world war one, violence, german, obsession, politics, islam, camp, weapons, russian, gunfight ...
Time: 1940s, year 1939, 1930s
Place: japan, france, germany, berlin germany

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Most similar movies to The Ogre

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, harsh and dramatic films with plots about runaway, culture clash, brutality, catastrophe, storytelling, mentor and idealism mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like The Ogre: Plenty (1985), Xiu Xiu: The Sent-Down Girl (1998), Les Misérables (1995), Shame (1968), The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Plenty (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: David Hare's account of a one-time French freedom fighter who gradually realizes that her post-war life is not meeting her expectations.
Style: thought provoking, sexy, harsh, bloody, cerebral ...
Plot: world war two, french resistance, memory, mental illness, courage, transformation, dysfunctional family, relationships, loneliness, ethnic conflict, family, catastrophe ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, post world war two, 20th century, 60s
Place: england, france, europe, london
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Xiu Xiu: The Sent-Down Girl (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong, USA, Taiwan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Young teen girl Xiu Xiu is sent away to a remote corner of the Sichuan steppes for manual labor in 1975 (sending young people to there was a part of Cultural Revolution in China). A year later, she agrees to go to even more remote spot with a ...
Style: emotional, disturbing, sexy, erotic, political ...
Plot: underage sex, prostitute, loss of innocence, revolution, innocence lost, coming of age, nudity (full frontal - brief), loneliness, corruption, death, communism, runaway ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: china, tokyo, tibet, asia
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Les Misérables (1995)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 175 min.
Story: In France during World War II, a poor and illiterate man, Henri Fortin (Jean-Paul Belmondo), is introduced to Victor Hugo's classic novel Les Misérables and begins to see parallels between the book and his own life.
Style: epic, emotional, sexy, visually appealing, poignant ...
Plot: world war two, lawyer, redemption, destiny, rich and poor, jewish, brutality, nazi, prejudice, courage, transformation, culture clash ...
Place: france, paris france, germany, normandy, poland
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Shame (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Ingmar Bergman's psychological study of how humans react in a situation of war. The film takes place on Gotland, where invasion forces arrives.
Style: psychological, art house, political, cerebral, suspense ...
Plot: island, civil war, politics, betrayal, war, world war two, female nudity, psychology, boat, redemption, cathartic, melancholy ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: israel, eastern europe, sweden, scandinavia, tokyo
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The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Near the end of World War II, Maria marries Hermann, who is immediately sent off to battle. When the war concludes, Maria believes that Hermann is dead. She starts working at an Allied bar, where she meets American soldier Bill. They start a ...
Style: psychological, emotional, thought provoking, touching, serious ...
Plot: world war two, marriage, infidelity, wartime life, love triangle, romance, rise to the top, couples, lovers reunited, businesswoman, german woman, battle of the sexes ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, post world war two, 20th century, 50s ...
Place: berlin germany, canada, europe, germany, west germany
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Mephisto (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, West Germany, Austria
Duration: 146 min.
Story: A German stage actor finds unexpected success and mixed blessings in the popularity of his performance in a Faustian play as the Nazis take power in pre-WWII Germany. As his associates and friends flee or are ground under by the Nazi terror, the ...
Style: political, sexy, unusual plot structure, visually appealing, psychological ...
Plot: nazi, nazi germany, actor, pact with the devil, nazism, jewish, female nudity, theater, german, politics, ambition, morality ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s
Place: germany, berlin germany, eastern europe, hamburg germany, europe ...
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Rhapsody in August (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story centers on an elderly hibakusha, who lost her husband in the 1945 atomic bombing of Nagasaki, caring for her four grandchildren over the summer. She learns of a long-lost brother, Suzujiro, living in Hawaii who wants her to visit him ...
Style: emotional, lyrical, melancholic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: world war two, anti war, memory, brothers, depression, grandmother, family relations, samurai, human nature, haunted by the past, society, battles ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, hawaii, tokyo, asia, usa ...
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The Tin Drum (1979)
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 ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, year 1939, 19th century ...
Place: germany, latin america, japan, europe, central europe ...
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A Midnight Clear (1992)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Set in 1944 France, an American Intelligence Squad locates a German Platoon wishing to surrender rather than die in Germany's final war offensive. The two groups of men, isolated from the war at present, put aside their differences and spend ...
Style: bleak, realistic, intense, psychological, touching ...
Plot: world war two, innocence lost, anti war, war, friendship, violence, tragedy, culture clash, nazi, courage, genocide, runaway ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: germany, poland, europe
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The Terrorist (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young female terrorist goes on a suicide assassination mission, but her resolve to complete it is put to the test.
Style: realistic, tense, bleak, psychological, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, terrorism, assassination, jungle, suicide, assassin, life & death, justice, loneliness, male nudity, violence, indians ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, middle east, asia
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Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Luis Molina and Valentin Arregui are cell mates in a South American prison. Luis, a homosexual, is found guilty of immoral behaviour and Valentin is a political prisoner. To escape reality Luis invents romantic movies, while Valentin tries to keep ...
Style: sexy, sincere, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: prison, gays and lesbians, politics, prison sex, gay, friendship, betrayal, love story, torture, introspection, dishonesty, buddies ...
Time: 1930s, 80s
Place: latin america, brazil
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The Glass Menagerie (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A son longs to escape from his stifling home, where his genteel mother worries about the future prospects of his lame, shy sister.
Style: psychological, touching, melancholic, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, adaptation, brother sister relationship, aging, family life, parents and children, family in crisis, unfulfillment, romance, family problems, cripple, domineering mother ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, future, 1920s, 70s
Place: usa, tennessee, california
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A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: This fictionalized story, based on the family life of writer James Jones, is an emotional slice-of-life story. Jones is portrayed here portrayed as Bill Willis, a former war hero turned author who combats alcoholism and is starting to experience ...
Style: talky, realistic, clever, sentimental, sexy ...
Plot: coming of age, writers, friendship, dysfunctional family, adoption, world war two, family relations, father daughter relationship, culture clash, runaway, parenthood, family ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: paris france, tokyo, france, new england, europe
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The Power of One (1992)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Australia, France, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: PK, an English orphan terrorized for his family's political beliefs in Africa, turns to his only friend, a kindly world-wise prisoner, Geel Piet. Geel teaches him how to box with the motto “fight with your fists and lead with your heart”. ...
Style: emotional, touching, inspirational, intense, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: boxing, bullying, friendship, youth, racism, world war two, discrimination, society, rivalry, hopes, orphan, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: africa, south africa
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The Neon Bible (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: While on a train, a teenage boy thinks about his life and the flamboyant aunt whose friendship acted as an emotional shield from his troubled family. This film evokes the haunting quality of memory while creating a heartfelt portrait of a boy's ...
Style: stylized, inspirational, emotional, serious, sexy ...
Plot: adaptation, childhood, working class, loneliness, small town, family problems, americana, society, religion, child's point of view, world war two, youth ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 70s
Place: southern usa, georgia
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Ponette (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A four-year-old girl must come to terms with the loss of her mother and the reality of death in this award-winning French drama. Little Ponette (Victoire Thivisol) is riding in a car with her mother when they're involved in a serious accident; ...
Style: talky, realistic, emotional, touching, spiritual ...
Plot: children, coming of age, grief, child, youth, innocence lost, bereavement, death, friendship, school, girl, countryside ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: tokyo, france, provence
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Moolaadé (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Senegal, Burkina Faso, Morocco, Tunisia, Cameroon, France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: When a woman shelters a group of girls from suffering female genital mutilation, she starts a conflict that tears her village apart.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, sincere, touching, political ...
Plot: rebellion, sexism, torture, child abuse, culture clash, women, tradition, childhood, fighting the system, social relations, resistance, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, tokyo, japan, france
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The War (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The son of a Vietnam War Veteran must deal with neighborhood bullies as well as his dad's post-traumatic stress disorder while growing up in the deep south in the 1970's.
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional, feel good ...
Audience: kids
Plot: bullying, coming of age, vietnam war, father son relationship, friendship, childhood, child, youth, war, bittersweet, boy, morality ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, vietnam, asia, usa
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Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: J.R. is a typical Italian-American on the streets of New York. When he gets involved with a local girl, he decides to get married and settle down, but when he learns that she was once raped, he cannot handle it. More explicitly linked with Catholic ...
Style: talky, sexy, thought provoking, non-linear, intellectual ...
Plot: male nudity, friendship, violence, redemption, catholicism, morality, violent, psychology, runaway, vengeance, relationships, revenge ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, italy, europe ...
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The Blue Kite (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The lives of a Beijing family throughout the 1950s and 1960s, as they experience the impact of the Hundred Flowers Campaign, the Great Leap Forward, and the Cultural Revolution.
Style: depressing, political, realistic, gloomy, reflective ...
Plot: revolution, politics, communism, marriage, segregation, mentor, depression, tragedy, brutality, love, ethnic conflict, culture clash ...
Time: 50s, 70s
Place: china, tokyo, california, asia, japan
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Welcome to Sarajevo (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Follow a group of international journalists into the heart of the once cosmopolitan city of Sarajevo—now a danger zone of sniper and mortar attacks where residents still live. While reporting on an American aid worker who’s trying to get ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, harsh, heartbreaking, brutal ...
Plot: journalism, adoption, bosnian war, civil war, anti war, war, family relations, morality, rescue, politics, orphan, military ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, england, sarajevo, former yugoslavia, bosnia ...
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Jacknife (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A conflict develops between a troubled Vietnam veteran and the sister he lives with when she becomes involved romantically with the army buddy who reminds him of the tragic battle they both survived.
Style: emotional, realistic, melancholic, talky, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vietnam war, friendship, loneliness, depression, idealism, complex characters, vietnam veteran, siblings relations, haunted by the past, love and romance, human nature, homecoming ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, vietnam, connecticut, california
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Lore (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Australia, Germany, UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After her Nazi parents are imprisoned, Lore leads her younger siblings across a war-torn Germany in 1945. Amidst the chaos, she encounters mysterious Jewish refugee Thomas, who shatters her fragile reality with hatred and desire. To live, she must ...
Style: tense, disturbing, bleak, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: survival, world war two, nazi, nazism, coming of age, youth, hitler, holocaust, jewish, war, children, child as adult ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, 20th century, year 1945
Place: germany, poland, australia, berlin germany, hamburg germany ...
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Paradise Road (1997)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Paradise Road is a 1997 film which tells the story of a group of English, American, Dutch and Australian women who are imprisoned in Sumatra during World War II. It was directed by Bruce Beresford and stars Glenn Close as beatific Adrienne Pargiter, ...
Style: touching, harsh, serious, uplifting, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: world war two, pow, holocaust, prison, island, war, friendship, justice, war crime, nazi, human spirit, prison life ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: japan, indonesia, asia, germany, australia ...
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The Great Santini (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: As he approaches manhood, Ben Meechum struggles to win the approval of his demanding alpha male father, an aggressively competitive, but frustrated marine pilot.
Style: realistic, emotional, witty, affectionate, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: military, family relations, military base, bittersweet, strict father, vietnam war, dysfunctional family, betrayal, beautiful scenery, catastrophe, runaway, brutality ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: california, spain
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Not Yet (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 134 min.
Story: This film tells the story of professor Uehida Hyakken-sama (1889-1971), in Gotemba, around the forties. He was a university professor until an air raid, when he left to become a writer and has to live in a hut. His mood has hardly changed, not by ...
Style: emotional, sexy, allegory, visually appealing, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: world war two, samurai, teacher, professor, existentialism, death, sacrifice, relationships, runaway, solitude, life & death, eccentricity ...
Place: japan, tokyo, hong kong, asia, germany
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Stalingrad (1993)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 134 min.
Story: "Stalingrad" follows the progress of a German Platoon through the brutal fighting of the Battle of Stalingrad. After having half their number wiped out and after being placed under the command of a sadistic Captain, the Lieutenant of the ...
Style: realistic, rough, gloomy, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, war, german, nazism, russian, soldier, survival, starvation, battles, military life, wehrmacht, eastern front ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1943
Place: russia, east germany, berlin germany, germany, poland ...
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The Third Miracle (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The Vatican sends a priest to verify some miracles, performed by a woman who has been nominated for sainthood...
Style: thought provoking, sexy, feel good, biblical, visually appealing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: religion, investigation, culture clash, stereotypes, supernatural, runaway, sacrifice, secrets, redemption, loneliness, existentialism, first contact ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, rome italy
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Slam (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Slam tells the story of Ray Joshua, an original, gifted young MC trapped in a war-zone housing project known as Dodge City. Unable to find a job, Ray copes with the despair and poverty of his neighborhood by using his wits and verbal talent. Written ...
Style: talky, psychological, sexy, poignant, artsy ...
Plot: gang, prison, hip hop, art, crimes, bittersweet, weed, unlikely friendships, character study, violence, stereotypes, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: washington d.c., california, usa
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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
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
Place: germany, poland, europe, berlin germany, switzerland
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