Movies like Life Is Beautiful

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Life Is Beautiful (1997)
 8.6
 589K
Life Is Beautiful (1997)
Original name: La vita è bella
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 locked up he tries to convince his son that the whole thing is just a game.
Style: sentimental, tragicomedy, touching, emotional, realistic, compassionate, inspirational, humorous, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, human spirit, world war two, survival, optimism, jewish, life philosophy, fascism, self sacrifice, captivity, make believe, nazi, protecting from truth, protective parent, against humanity, nazism, father son relationship, family relations, fictional reality, escapades, life turned upside down, sacrifice, child's point of view, courage ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: italy, tuscany, europe, poland

Most similar movies to Life Is Beautiful

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, emotional, serious and touching films with plots about holocaust, world war two, survival, death, war, nazi and storytelling mostly in Drama, War and Comedy genres. Some movies like Life Is Beautiful: Schindler's List (1993), The Pianist (2002), The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008), The Book Thief (2013), The Tiger and the Snow (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: touching, realistic, emotional, serious, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, genocide, against humanity, ghetto, rescue, world war two, anti semitism, wartime, survival, nazi, war ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1990s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 687K
The Pianist (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, War
Country: UK, France, Poland, Germany
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: bleak, suspense, emotional, heartbreaking, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, nazi, pianist, ghetto, against humanity, nazi occupation, world war two, genocide, anti semitism, nazism, starvation ...
Time: 1940s, 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s ...
Place: poland, germany, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (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: emotional, touching, heartbreaking, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, jewish, against humanity, friendship, childhood, nazi, nazi germany, world war two, wartime life, nazism, young heroes ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, poland, europe, switzerland, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 123K
The Book Thief (2013)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Germany
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: emotional, touching, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, nazi germany, jewish, human spirit, world war two, nazi, against humanity, adoption, life is a bitch, youth, family secret, childhood ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 1930s, 1940s, 20th century ...
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Tiger and the Snow (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Love and injury in time of war. Attilio de Giovanni teaches poetry in Italy. He has a romantic soul, and women love him. But he is in love with Vittoria, and the love is unrequited. Every night he dreams of marrying her, in his boxer shorts and ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: poet, true love, romance, against the odds, war, cure, ambition, woman in danger, wooing, human spirit, power of love, goodhearted ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: iraq, italy, europe, middle east, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
Train of Life (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: France, Belgium, Netherlands, Israel, Romania
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, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: holocaust, deportation, train, village, forgery, bittersweet, coming out, optimism, friendship, gender, sexual content, anti semitism ...
Time: year 1941, 1940s
Place: eastern europe, europe, palestine, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 15K
Jakob the Liar (1999)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Hungary, USA
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: realistic, semi serious, gloomy, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: holocaust, starvation, survival, ghetto, war, against humanity, hopes, anti heroes, lifesaver, heroes, confined, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe, germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Hidden Children (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: This is a true story about forty Jewish children on their way to Palestine, who were blocked by the German and Italian occupation of Yugoslavia in 1941. Before finding a haven at Villa Emma in Nonantola in northern Italy, where they arrived on June ...
Style: uplifting, touching, sentimental, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, human spirit, orphan, survival, rescue, danger, society, against humanity, fugitives, life is a bitch, hopes, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: italy, europe, slovenia, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The Devil's Arithmetic (1999)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Hannah Stern, an American-born Jewish adolescent, is uninterested in the culture, faith and customs of her relatives; however, Hannah begins to revaluate her heritage when she has a supernatural experience that transports her back to a Nazi death ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, time travel, anti semitism, teenager, nazi occupation, human spirit, war, against humanity, heroes, hopes, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Divided We Fall (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In Nazi occupied Czechoslovakia, a childless couple agree to hide a Jewish friend at great personal risk of discovery and execution.
Style: touching, uplifting, disturbing, compassionate, lyrical ...
Plot: holocaust, human spirit, survival, wartime life, against humanity, idealism, nazi occupation, couple relations, society, couples, dishonesty, war ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945, 1930s ...
Place: europe, poland, germany, belgium, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, tense, uplifting, semi serious ...
Plot: ghetto, war, friendship, holocaust, death, starvation, murder, gestapo, judaism, wartime life, protecting from truth, social relations ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1944
Place: europe, poland, east germany, german democratic republic, gdr ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: cynical, disturbing, humorous, dark humor, biting ...
Plot: concentration camp, war, survival, pimp, honor, crimes, criminal heroes, anti heroes, confined, eccentric family, life is a bitch, military ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s
Place: italy, europe, southern italy, russia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: sentimental, touching, thought provoking, captivating, serious ...
Plot: fascism, holocaust, anti semitism, tennis, family life, wartime life, family relations, life is a bitch, brother sister relationship, uncle niece relationship, unrequited love, assassination ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 30s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: italy, europe, africa, israel, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Out of the Ashes (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The real-life story of Gisella Perl, a Jewish Hungarian doctor imprisoned in the notorious Auschwitz death camp of World War II.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, uplifting, bleak ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, wartime life, survival, human spirit, starting over, moral dilemma, confined, against humanity, life is a bitch, anti semitism, danger ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: hungary, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.7
 2K
Rosenstrasse (2003)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 136 min.
Story: When Ruth's husband dies in New York, in 2000, she imposes strict Jewish mourning, which puzzles her children. A stranger comes to the house - Ruth's cousin - with a picture of Ruth, age 8, in Berlin, with a woman the cousin says helped ...
Style: uplifting, emotional, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, nazi germany, anti semitism, human spirit, life is a bitch, wartime life, couple relations, society, hopes, strong female character, jewish, courage ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1943
Place: germany, usa, europe, new york, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: serious, touching, sincere, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, world war two, dehumanization, deportation, against humanity, rescue, danger, human nature, friendship, store, misfit ...
Time: year 1942, 1940s
Place: slovakia, europe, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.9
 6K
Fateless (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Hungary, Germany, UK, Israel, France, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: An Hungarian youth comes of age at Buchenwald during World War II. György Köves is 14, the son of a merchant who's sent to a forced labor camp. After his father's departure, György gets a job at a brickyard; his bus is stopped and its ...
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, survival, life is a bitch, confined, estrangement, self discovery, danger, youth, bus, faith, world war two ...
Time: 1940s
Place: hungary, europe, budapest hungary, poland, slovakia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.0
 10K
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: bleak, disturbing, serious, factual, depressing ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, concentration camp, nazi, redemption, smuggling, human spirit, against humanity, anti semitism, danger, moral dilemma, pow ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1944
Place: europe, poland, germany, budapest hungary, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 2K
The Truce (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Although liberated from Auschwitz on January 27, 1945, Levi did not reach Turin until October 19 of that year. After spending some time in a Soviet camp for former concentration camp inmates, he embarked on an arduous journey home in the company of ...
Style: serious, gloomy, uplifting, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, refugee, society, captivity, escapades, confined, war, human spirit, life is a bitch, hopes, against humanity ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: russia, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.8
 100K
Patch Adams (1998)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Meet Patch Adams, a doctor who doesn't look, act or think like any doctor you've met before. For Patch, humor is the best medicine, and he's willing to do just anything to make his patients laugh - even if it means risking his own ...
Style: uplifting, inspirational, touching, emotional, tragicomedy ...
Plot: human spirit, hospital, medical school, medical profession, friendship, doctors and patients, unconventional method, clinic, doctor, hopes, nursing, doctor patient relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1969, year 1971
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Berlinguer: I Love You (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young poet falls in love in sofisticated woman who hates poetry.But,poet wants to win her with poetry and:a bit of help of his mum.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: politics, parents and children, family relations, social relations, thirtysomething life, unfulfillment, friend, curse, prostitute, loss of father, flashback, poem ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Secret of Santa Vittoria (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: During World War II, Italian villagers hide their wine from the German army.
Style: humorous, exciting, captivating, light, semi serious ...
Plot: rise to the top, holocaust, small town, military, fighting the system, war, escapades, anti semitism, mayor, wine, italian fascism, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 8.8
 1.7M
Forrest Gump (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events - in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do. Yet, despite all the things he has attained, his one true love eludes ...
Style: touching, sentimental, uplifting, sincere, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: human spirit, destiny, life philosophy, mentally challenged, true love, journey, rise to the top, human relationship, storytelling, misfit, odd, selflessness ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 70s, 1950s
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 8.3
 49K
Come and See (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 142 min.
Story: The invasion of a village in Byelorussia by German forces sends young Florya into the forest to join the weary Resistance fighters, against his family's wishes. There he meets a girl, Glasha, who accompanies him back to his village. On ...
Style: bleak, thought provoking, rough, serious, surreal ...
Plot: against humanity, atrocity, genocide, holocaust, occupation, anti war, military, war crime, surrealism, survival, war, execution ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: russia, europe, soviet union, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.1
 8K
The Round Up (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, Germany, Hungary
Duration: 115 min.
Story: 1942. Joseph is eleven. And this June morning, he must go to school, a yellow star sown on his chest. He receives the support of a goods dealer. The mockery of a baker. Between kindness and contempt, Jo, his Jewish friends, their families, learn of ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, emotional, bleak, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, nazism, concentration camp, genocide, injustice, against humanity, confined, survival, wartime life, anti semitism, danger, family in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942, 1940s
Place: france, europe, germany, paris france, vichy
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Other Sister (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A mentally challenged girl proves herself to be every bit as capable as her "perfect" sister when she moves into an apartment and begins going to college.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: mentally challenged, romance, family relations, parents and children, fall in love, society, love and romance, looking for love, sister sister relationship, husband wife relationship, female protagonist, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
A Love to Hide (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young Jewish girl, Sarah, is looking to escape the clutches of the Third Reich after seeing her parents and sister brutally slain by a smuggler who betrayed them while attempting to escape to England. Terrified, she is sheltered by her childhood ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: gay, holocaust, anti semitism, life is a bitch, wartime life, social relations, hidden identity, traitor, betrayal, cruelty, childhood friend, survival ...
Time: 40s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.1
 14K
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, sincere, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: survival, nazism, post war, child as adult, human nature, danger, youth, on the road, society, family relations, siblings relations, against humanity ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: germany, hamburg germany, russia, poland, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Sky Is Falling (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: 1943, an estate north of Firenze. The weight of the world is on the shoulders of Penny, who's about 10. An orphan, she must watch over her little sister when they go to live with her aunt and uncle. Penny's a Catholic, and worries about ...
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, emotional, realistic
Plot: orphan, parents and children, racism, opposites attract, family life, death in the family, war, siblings relations, brother sister relationship, cousin cousin relationship, husband wife relationship, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s
Place: italy, europe, tuscany, sicily, switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young boy who tries to set his dad up on a date after the death of his mother. He calls into a radio station to talk about his dad’s loneliness which soon leads the dad into meeting a Journalist Annie who flies to Seattle to write a story about ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick
Plot: single parent, loneliness, radio, looking for love, starting over, friendship, romance, loner, family relations, parents and children, unlikely couple, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: seattle, manhattan new york city, chicago illinois, baltimore, washington state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%