Movies like Downfall

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Downfall (2004)
 8.2
 356K
Downfall (2004)
Original name: Der Untergang
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Austria, Italy
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In April of 1945, Germany stands at the brink of defeat with the Russian Army closing in from the east and the Allied Expeditionary Force attacking from the west. In Berlin, capital of the Third Reich, Adolf Hitler proclaims that Germany will still achieve victory and orders his generals and advisers to fight to the last man. When the end finally does come, and Hitler lies dead by his own hand, what is left of his military must find a way to end the killing that is the Battle of Berlin, and lay down their arms in surrender.
Style: bleak, disturbing, harsh, atmospheric, intense, political, thought provoking, serious, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, war, suicide, hitler, nazi, nazism, holocaust, fascism, national socialism, third reich, betrayal, courage, paranoia, marriage, bunker, confined, death, german history, politics, ss, downfall, last will and testament, siege, dictatorship, hitler youth ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, 20th century, year 1942, 40s
Place: berlin germany, germany, poland, prague, europe, bavaria, munich germany ...

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Most similar movies to Downfall

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, intense and dramatic films with plots about world war two, war, death, nazi, survival, military and holocaust mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like Downfall: Valkyrie (2008), The Pianist (2002), Schindler's List (1993), Conspiracy (2001), Anthropoid (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.1
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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: factual, tense, bad ending, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, nazi, war, nazism, hitler, nazi germany, conspiracy, resistance, politics, wehrmacht, espionage, german ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, year 1943, 20th century
Place: germany, berlin germany, africa, poland, europe ...
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 8.5
 829K
The Pianist (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, War
Country: France, Poland, Germany, UK
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The true story of pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman's experiences in Warsaw during the Nazi occupation. When the Jews of the city find themselves forced into a ghetto, Szpilman finds work playing in a café; and when his family is deported in 1942, he ...
Style: emotional, harsh, bleak, heartbreaking, suspense ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, survival, nazi, genocide, jewish, war, anti semitism, nazism, pianist, hunger, nazi occupation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1944, year 1945 ...
Place: poland, germany, eastern europe, europe, warsaw poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Schindler's List (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 195 min.
Story: The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.
Style: emotional, touching, thought provoking, realistic, heartbreaking ...
Audience: date night
Plot: holocaust, world war two, jewish, genocide, nazi, war, concentration camp, anti semitism, violence, against humanity, wartime, brutality ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 90s
Place: poland, germany, vatican, europe, israel ...
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50%
 7.6
 22K
Conspiracy (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The historical recreation of the 1942 Wannsee Conference, in which Nazi and SS leaders gathered in a Berlin suburb to discuss the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question". Lead by SS-General Reinhard Heydrich, this group of high ranking ...
Style: factual, disturbing, bleak, political, atmospheric ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, politics, nazi, genocide, nazism, anti semitism, war crime, racism, brutality, jewish, state affairs ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: berlin germany, germany, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.2
 49K
Anthropoid (2016)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Czech Republic, UK, USA, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In December 1941, Czech soldier Jozef Gabčík and Jan Kubiš parachute into their occupied homeland to assassinate Nazi officer Reinhard Heydrich
Style: factual, clever, emotional, realistic, social ...
Plot: nazi, world war two, conspiracy, assassination, nazi occupation, betrayal, torture, gestapo, third reich, friendship between men, suspicion, repression ...
Time: 1940s, year 1938, 1930s, year 1942
Place: prague, germany, berlin germany, israel, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 9K
13 Minutes (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Germany, Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The breath-taking story of a man who nearly would have changed the world. 1939, when Hitler tricked millions of people at the height of his power, one said a radical No: Georg Elser, disparaged as an assassin, is one of the greatest resistance ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Plot: nazi germany, hitler, nazi, world war two, resistance fighter, public speaking, alone, german history, nazi soldier, infidelity, battered woman, jealousy ...
Time: year 1939, 1930s, pre world war two, year 1945, year 1937 ...
Place: munich germany, germany, europe, switzerland, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: disturbing, bleak, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, third reich, nazi, military, bunker, suicide, megalomaniac, hitler, isolation, couple relations, wartime life, life turned upside down ...
Time: year 1945, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 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: world war two, hitler, nazi germany, against humanity, suicide, nazi, wartime life, state affairs, confined, life is a bitch, downfall, confinement indoors ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1945
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 7.0
 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 ⇓
100%
The Counterfeiters (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, War
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story Jewish counterfeiter, Salomon Sorowitsch, coerced into assisting the Nazi operation of the Sachsenhausen concentration camp during World War II.
Style: harsh, tense, brutal, bleak, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, nazi, concentration camp, world war two, counterfeit money, jewish, war, survival, german, forgery, counterfeiter, prison ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, post world war two, year 1945 ...
Place: europe, poland, germany, berlin germany, hamburg germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: True story of Germany's most famous anti-Nazi heroine brought to thrilling, dramatic life. Sophie Scholl stars Julia Jentsch in a luminous performance as the fearless activist of the underground student resistance group, The White Rose. Armed ...
Style: touching, suspenseful, sincere, tense, emotional ...
Plot: nazism, world war two, resistance, politics, death sentence, nazi germany, historical character, nazi, gestapo, lawyer, rebellion, fighting the system ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943, 20th century
Place: germany, poland, berlin germany, east germany, munich germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 15K
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 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
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Hotel Rwanda (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, South Africa, Italy, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, this film takes place in Rwanda in the 1990s when more than a million Tutsis were killed in a genocide that went mostly unnoticed by the rest of the world. Hotel owner Paul Rusesabagina houses over a thousand refuges in his ...
Style: emotional, rough, thought provoking, political, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: genocide, racism, war, against humanity, hotel, cruelty, ethnic conflict, politics, murder, un, war crime, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: africa, rwanda, congo, somalia, tanzania
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.7
 77K
Black Book (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Netherlands, Germany, UK, Belgium
Duration: 145 min.
Story: In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II, a Jewish singer infiltrates the regional Gestapo headquarters for the Dutch resistance.
Style: tense, suspense, epic, erotic, psychological ...
Audience: date night
Plot: world war two, holocaust, jewish, spy, nazi, war, espionage, atrocity, life is a bitch, nazism, twists and turns, revenge ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, year 1944, year 1956, 20th century ...
Place: netherlands, holland, israel, germany, poland ...
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100%
 7.0
 11K
The Grey Zone (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Nazi doctor, along with the Sonderkomando Jews – who are forced to work in the crematoria of Auschwitz against their fellow-Jews – find themselves in a moral grey zone.
Style: depressing, bleak, disturbing, factual, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, nazi, world war two, concentration camp, anti semitism, redemption, jewish, rebellion, moral ambiguity, tragedy, against humanity, human spirit ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, 20th century
Place: poland, europe, germany, israel, budapest
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
City of Life and Death (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 133 min.
Story: City of Life and Death takes place in 1937, during the height of the Second Sino-Japanese War. The Imperial Japanese Army has just captured the then-capital of the Republic of China, Nanjing. What followed was known as the Nanking Massacre, or the ...
Style: disturbing, rough, bleak, tense, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, japanese army, sino japanese war, sexual abuse, war crime, war atrocity, atrocity, japanese occupation of china, japanese occupation, life is a bitch, mass murder, chinese history ...
Time: 1930s, year 1938, 20th century, year 1937
Place: china, asia, shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 7K
Resistance (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA, China
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The story of a group of Jewish Boy Scouts who worked with the French Resistance to save the lives of ten thousand orphans during World War II.
Plot: french resistance, world war two, occupied france, nazi officer, french, secret, love, father daughter relationship, escape, saving a life, revenge, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, year 1943, year 1938, year 1945 ...
Place: europe, germany, swiss alps, berlin germany, alps ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 14K
Amen. (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, War
Country: France, Germany, Romania
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The film "Amen." examines the links between the Vatican and Nazi Germany. The central character is Kurt Gerstein, a member of the Institute for Hygiene of the Waffen-SS who is horrified by what he sees in the death camps. Moreover, he is ...
Style: political, disturbing, sincere, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, genocide, priest, conscience, christian, ss, concentration camp, pope, politics, nazism, war crime ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: vatican, poland, rome italy, germany, austria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 7.4
 27K
Cross of Iron (1977)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 119 min.
Story: It is 1943, and the German army, ravaged and demoralised, are hastily retreating from the Russian front. In the midst of all this madness, conflict brews between the aristocratic yet ultimately pusillanimous Captain Stransky and the courageous ...
Style: political, brutal, tense, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, soldier, nazi, war, eastern front, homosexual, wehrmacht, anti war, military, survival, tank, german ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: germany, siberia, france, berlin germany, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.3
 18K
The Captain (2017)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Germany, France, Poland
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The Captain captures the final act of the Third Reich as Hitler's dream falls completely into ruins. The downfall is the seen through the eyes of a young German soldier who, amidst the chaos, decides to desert.
Style: tense, thought provoking, psychological, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: impostor, nazi germany, nazi officer, third reich, deserter, nazi, world war two, execution, war criminal, alter ego, human nature, german soldier ...
Time: year 1945, 1940s, year 2017, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Max Manus: Man of War (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Norway, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Max Manus is a Norwegian 2008 biographic war film based on the real events of the life of resistance fighter Max Manus (1914–96), after his contribution in the Winter War against the Soviet Union. The story follows Manus through the outbreak of ...
Style: tense, factual, brutal, melancholic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: world war two, resistance, nazi, nazism, war, military, adventure, escape, romance, courage, manhunt, terrorism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: norway, scotland, russia, egypt, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.2
 7K
John Rabe (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, China, Germany
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A true-story account of a German businessman who saved more than 200,000 Chinese during the Nanjing massacre in 1937-38.
Style: realistic, tense, disturbing, serious, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, war, rescue, atrocity, heroes, lifesaver, wartime life, confined, chaos, righting the wronged, selflessness, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, year 1937, year 1938
Place: china, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 8.4
 252K
The Boat (1981)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany, Italy, France, UK
Duration: 149 min.
Story: A German submarine hunts allied ships during the Second World War, but it soon becomes the hunted. The crew tries to survive below the surface, while stretching both the boat and themselves to their limits.
Style: epic, suspenseful, suspense, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: submarine, world war two, war, navy, naval battle, ocean, nazi, anti war, military, battles, survival, mission ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, 20th century, year 1941
Place: germany, atlantic ocean, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it.
Style: emotional, bleak, realistic, epic, disturbing ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: world war two, war, military, survival, japanese history, battles, anti war, japanese army, imperial japan, brutality, japanese military, violence ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 2005, year 1945
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
A Bridge Too Far (1977)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 175 min.
Story: A Bridge Too Far tells the story of Operation Market Garden, the failed attempt by the allies to end the war quickly by securing three bridges in Holland and allowing access over the Rhine into Germany. A combination of poor allied intelligence and ...
Style: epic, realistic, suspense, intense, serious ...
Plot: war, world war two, behind enemy lines, tank, military, army, courage, allies, nazi, u.s. army, paratrooper, plan gone wrong ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, berlin germany, england, poland, netherlands ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.1
 149K
Defiance (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Based on a true story, during World War II, four Jewish brothers escape their Nazi-occupied homeland of West Belarus in Poland and join the Soviet partisans to combat the Nazis. The brothers begin the rescue of roughly 1,200 Jews still trapped in ...
Style: emotional, sincere, epic, realistic, breathtaking ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, nazi, war, survival, judaism, partisan, jewish, genocide, rebellion, prejudice, nazism ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1942, year 1941
Place: poland, germany, israel, russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Last King of Scotland (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Young Scottish doctor, Nicholas Garrigan decides it's time for an adventure after he finishes his formal education, so he decides to try his luck in Uganda, and arrives during the downfall of President Obote. General Idi Amin comes to power and ...
Style: political, suspense, harsh, brutal, factual ...
Plot: dictatorship, genocide, politics, doctor, dictator, atrocity, corruption, attempted murder, polygamy, against humanity, torture, israeli ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: africa, uganda, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.3
 503
Haven (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: This is the true story of a woman named Ruth Gruber who travels to Europe to help escort 1000 Jewish War victims to the United States. She comes to love and feel sorry for them all, and fights for their rights to live in America.
Style: emotional, uplifting, disturbing, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, wartime life, survival, rescue, deportation, anti semitism, immigrants, fighting the system, heroic mission, idealism, human spirit ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s
Place: europe, harvard university, belgrade, vienna, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Flowers of War (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 146 min.
Story: A Westerner finds refuge with a group of women in a church during Japan's rape of Nanking in 1937. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety.
Style: emotional, realistic, harsh, touching, brutal ...
Plot: world war two, atrocity, japanese occupation of china, prostitution, suffering, war, sino japanese war, prostitute, holocaust, wartime, survival, brothel ...
Time: year 1937, 1930s, 20th century
Place: china, asia, germany, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%