Movies like Life Is Beautiful

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Life Is Beautiful (1997)
 8.6
 693K
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: inspirational, touching, emotional, sentimental, tragicomedy, realistic, sad, poignant, compassionate, heartbreaking ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, jewish, nazi, human spirit, life philosophy, life & death, nazism, survival, fascism, love, self sacrifice, father son relationship, war, courage, childhood, nazi occupation, against humanity, pretense, sacrifice, jew persecution, destiny, protecting from truth, italian fascism ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1939, 40s
Place: italy, europe, poland, tuscany

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Most similar movies to Life Is Beautiful

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, dramatic, emotional and poignant films with plots about culture clash, world war two, storytelling, war, death, mentor and brutality mostly in Drama, War and Comedy genres. Some movies like Life Is Beautiful: Schindler's List (1993), The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008), The Pianist (2002), The Book Thief (2013), Jojo Rabbit (2019). 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: 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 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
97%
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 ⇓
93%
 8.5
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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 ⇓
85%
 7.5
 136K
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 ⇓
50%
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 388K
Jojo Rabbit (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: New Zealand, USA, Czech Republic
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother is hiding a young Jewish girl in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler, Jojo must ...
Style: sad, psychological, tense, disturbing, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: world war two, satire, nazi, nazi germany, boy, nazism, hitler youth, jew persecution, hitler, jewish girl, violence, coming of age ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, year 1944
Place: germany, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 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 ⇓
100%
The Tiger and the Snow (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 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, surreal, sentimental, humorous, emotional ...
Plot: true love, romance, poet, war, against the odds, ambition, wooing, human spirit, woman in danger, power of love, cure, goodhearted ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: iraq, italy, rome italy, middle east, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: inspirational, touching, feel good, sincere, dramatic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, family outing, teens, chick flick ...
Plot: love, mentally challenged, life philosophy, philosophy, vietnam war, destiny, human spirit, rise to the top, journey, selflessness, courage, life & death ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam, alabama, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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 ⇓
100%
Empire of the Sun (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Jamie Graham, a privileged English boy, is living in Shanghai when the Japanese invade and force all foreigners into prison camps. Jamie is captured with an American sailor named Basie, who looks out for him while they are in the camp together. Even ...
Style: epic, emotional, sad, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: world war two, coming of age, child protagonist, war, captivity, childhood, japanese army, pow, young heroes, children in wartime, boy, prison ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: shanghai, china, japan, tokyo, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
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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 ⇓
100%
Train of Life (1998)
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, harsh, cerebral, enigmatic, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, train, world war two, deportation, nazi, judaism, railway, village, wartime life, anti semitism, bittersweet, sexual content ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941
Place: eastern europe, germany, poland, europe, central europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 ⇓
100%
Tea with Mussolini (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Semi-autobiographical film directed by Franco Zeffirelli, telling the story of young Italian boy Luca's upbringing by a circle of English and American women, before and during World War II.
Style: light, sentimental, touching, realistic, political ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: world war two, stepmother stepson relationship, nazi, women, friendship, coming of age, lesbian, youth, german, british, art, eccentricity ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, year 1935, 20th century
Place: italy, germany, england, florence, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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 ⇓
20%
 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 ⇓
20%
Goodbye, Children (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, West Germany, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A French boarding school run by priests seems to be a haven from World War II until a new student arrives. He becomes the roommate of top student in his class. Rivals at first, the roommates form a bond and share a secret.
Style: sad, art house, sentimental, gloomy, emotional ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: world war two, nazi, jewish, friendship, nazism, anti semitism, holocaust, catholic, coming of age, schoolboy, childhood, school ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: france, germany, poland, vatican, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 8.5
 261K
Cinema Paradiso (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist.
Style: sad, inspirational, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: coming of age, childhood, first love, filmmaking, nostalgia, cinema, haunted by the past, friendship, philosophy, life philosophy, movie theatre, village ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 80s
Place: italy, sicily, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 179 min.
Story: In 1947, four German judges who served on the bench during the Nazi regime face a military tribunal to answer charges of crimes against humanity. Chief Justice Haywood hears evidence and testimony not only from lead defendant Ernst Janning and his ...
Style: political, disturbing, emotional, suspenseful, sincere ...
Plot: courtroom drama, genocide, judge, holocaust, world war two, court, jewish, lawyer, legal, justice, courtroom, nazi ...
Time: 1940s, middle ages, 60s, year 1945, 20th century ...
Place: germany, poland, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 8.4
 80K
Come and See (1985)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, 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, disturbing, harsh ...
Plot: world war two, genocide, against humanity, brutality, war crime, atrocity, occupation, fascism, great patriotic war, war, massacre, mass murder ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943, 20th century
Place: ussr, poland, germany, europe, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 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 ⇓
18%
 7.8
 280K
Atonement (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: As a 13-year-old, fledgling writer Briony Tallis irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.
Style: touching, emotional, heartbreaking, sad, dramatic ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: world war two, wartime, redemption, love and romance, tragic love, war, injustice, unfulfilled love, forbidden love, love story, love, false accusation ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 50s, victorian era, 20th century ...
Place: england, dunkirk, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 7.3
 23K
Little Boy (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An eight-year-old boy is willing to do whatever it takes to end World War II so he can bring his father home. The story reveals the indescribable love a father has for his little boy and the love a son has for his father.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, sweet, sad ...
Plot: world war two, faith, war, spirituality, wartime life, wartime, coming of age, racial discrimination, survival, courage, against the odds, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: japan, usa, hiroshima japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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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
Place: italy, poland, germany, israel, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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 ...
Plot: world war two, fascism, civil war, war, runaway, stereotypes, sacrifice, brutality, brothers, character study, courage, mentor ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, year 1944
Place: italy, germany, poland, tuscany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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
Place: poland, east germany, israel, boston, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
 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 ⇓
17%
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 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
The Railway Man (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Switzerland, UK, Australia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A victim from World War II's "Death Railway" sets out to find those responsible for his torture. A true story.
Style: intense, emotional, captivating, epic, romantic ...
Plot: world war two, war, torture, autobiography, war criminal, human spirit, life is a bitch, wartime life, haunted by the past, revenge, captivity, introspection ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1980, year 1942
Place: asia, thailand, england, japan, burma
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
 6.8
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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: inspirational, touching, emotional, uplifting, compassionate ...
Audience: kids, girls' night
Plot: human spirit, medical school, medical profession, hospital, doctors and patients, friendship, compassion, dealing with death, stereotypes, mad scientist, clinic, unconventional method ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1969, year 1971
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%