Movies like Black Book

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Black Book (2006)
 7.8
 66K
Black Book
Original name: Zwartboek
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: realistic, tense, suspense, epic, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, dramatic, captivating, factual ...
Plot: espionage, betrayal, war, holocaust, german, survival, jewish, spy, vengeance, nazi, male nudity, violence, revenge, torture, secret identity, murder, train, nazis, wartime, jews, nudity (topless - notable), twists & turns, brutality, working undercover, sexualized violence ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1960s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: israel, holland, europe, germany, poland, netherlands, belgium
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The Lives of Others
Drama, Thriller
Germany
137 min.
 8.4
Soldier of Orange
Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Netherlands, Belgium
155 min.
 7.8
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Most similar movies to Black Book

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, dramatic and intense films with plots about brutality, dialogue, runaway, betrayal, culture clash, death and war mostly in Drama, Thriller and War genres. Some movies like Black Book: Valkyrie (2008), Lust, Caution (2007), Soldier of Orange (1977), The Lives of Others (2006), The Eagle Has Landed (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 7.1
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Valkyrie
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Germany
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: tense, suspenseful, factual, bad ending, realistic ...
Plot: war, nazis, conspiracy, treason, courage, storytelling, plan gone awry, assassination attempt, resistance, world war two, death of protagonist, secrets ...
Time: year 1944, 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, poland, africa, berlin germany ...
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 7.6
 34K
Lust, Caution
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: USA, China, Taiwan
Duration: 157 min.
Story: During World War II a secret agent must seduce, then assassinate an official who works for the Japanese puppet government in Shanghai. Her mission becomes clouded when she finds herself falling in love with the man she is assigned to kill.
Style: sexual, atmospheric, realistic, tense, serious ...
Plot: sex, love, espionage, assassination, brutality, violence, revolution, murder, resistance, adultery, neo noir, assassination attempt ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s
Place: china, japan, asia, shanghai, hong kong ...
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System:   83%
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Soldier of Orange
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 155 min.
Story: This film depicts World War II through the eyes of several Dutch students. It follows them through the beginning of the war, the Nazi occupation and the liberation.
Style: stylized, realistic, tense, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, war, friendship, german, espionage, nazi, wartime, nazis, unlikely friendships, anti semitism, culture clash, courage ...
Time: 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: europe, germany, netherlands
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System:   68%
    User:   63%
 
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The Lives of Others
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A tragic love story set in East Berlin with the backdrop of an undercover Stasi controlled culture. Stasi captain Wieler is ordered to follow author Dreyman and plunges deeper and deeper into his life until he reaches the threshold of doubting the ...
Style: tense, bleak, realistic, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: voyeurism, surveillance, communism, cold war, corruption, german, politics, paranoia, morality, redemption, suicide, blackmail ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, year 1984, 1990s
Place: germany, east germany, europe, german democratic republic, soviet union ...
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The Eagle Has Landed
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 135 min.
Story: When the Nazi high command learns in late 1943 that Winston Churchill will be spending time at a country estate in Norfolk, it hatches an audacious scheme to kidnap the prime minister and spirit him to Germany for enforced negotiations with Hitler.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, suspense, serious ...
Plot: adventure, espionage, war, kidnapping, nazi, gunfight, spy, betrayal, murder, irish, jewish, nazis ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: england, germany, poland, europe, berlin germany
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System:   57%
    User:   68%
 
 7.2
 127K
Defiance
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: realistic, epic, emotional, serious, captivating ...
Plot: survival, war, jewish, holocaust, camp, russian, german, nazis, nazi, genocide, revenge, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1941
Place: poland, europe, germany, israel, russia
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 6.3
 47K
Hart's War
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Fourth-generation Army Col. William McNamara is imprisoned in a brutal German POW camp. Still, as the senior-ranking American officer, he commands his fellow inmates, keeping a sense of honor alive in a place where honor is easy to destroy, all ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, dramatic ...
Plot: war, prison, military, courtroom drama, murder, soldier, nazi, propaganda, nazis, torture, camp, wartime ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, poland, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   59%
 
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 6.4
 10K
Charlotte Gray
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Australia, Germany
Duration: 121 min.
Story: This is a drama set in Nazi-occupied France at the height of World War II. Charlotte Gray tells the compelling story of a young Scottish woman working with the French Resistance in the hope of rescuing her lover, a missing RAF pilot. Based on the ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, gloomy, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, war, espionage, spy, jewish, nazi, courage, wartime, fall in love, spies, love story, nazis ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: france, london, europe, germany, england ...
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System:   54%
    User:   62%
 
The Statement
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: Canada, France, UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The film is set in France in the 1990s, the French were defeated by the Germans early in World War II, an armistice was signed in 1940 which effectively split France into a German occupied part in the North and a semi-independent part in the south ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, suspense, dark ...
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Time: 1990s, 1940s
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    User:   58%
 
 7.8
 6K
The Tunnel
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, Olympic swimmer Harry Melchior defects from East Germany in the 1960s and hatches a daring plot to help his sister and others flee East Berlin through a 145-yard underground tunnel.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: politics, betrayal, communism, freedom, surveillance, tunnel, parents and children, german, prison escape, political unrest, tragedy, idealism ...
Time: 1960s
Place: germany, east germany, europe, german democratic republic, east berlin ...
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Rules of Engagement
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Part war movie, part courtroom thriller, this gripping drama finds a war hero put on trial for a rescue mission gone terribly wrong with only his doubtful friend and fellow marine to represent him.
Style: realistic, twists and turns, rough, serious, captivating ...
Plot: military, courtroom drama, lawyer, war, betrayal, courtroom, political corruption, court, vietnam war, surveillance, investigation, weapons ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1960s
Place: usa, middle east, iraq, vietnam, battleship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   44%
 
 7.3
 69K
Eye in the Sky
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A military officer in command of a drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya sees her mission escalate from “capture” to “kill” just as a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone.
Style: suspense, tense, intense, dramatic, suspenseful ...
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Time: 2010s
Place: africa, iraq, kenya, england, beijing china ...
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System:   52%
    User:   47%
 
The Odessa File
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: After reading the diary of an elderly Jewish man who committed suicide, freelance journalist Peter Miller begins to investigate the alleged sighting of a former SS-Captain who commanded a concentration camp during World War II. Miller eventually ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, suspense, serious ...
Plot: investigation, murder, revenge, nazi, espionage, conspiracy, corruption, chase, holocaust, german, justice, spy ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1964, year 1963, 1960s
Place: germany, israel, europe, vienna, hamburg germany ...
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    User:   49%
 
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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
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: touching, emotional, realistic, disturbing, twists and turns ...
Audience: kids
Plot: innocence lost, holocaust, friendship, jewish, nazis, childhood, nazi, children, concentration camp, german, young heroes, jews ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, poland, berlin germany, switzerland
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    User:   60%
 
 7.2
 44K
'71
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young British soldier must find his way back to safety after his unit accidentally abandons him during a riot in the streets of Belfast.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violence, survival, british, soldier, war, brutality, terrorism, chase, irish, politics, urban, civil war ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1971
Place: ireland, england
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 7.5
 27K
Stalingrad
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, bleak, epic, serious, rough ...
Plot: war, survival, german, russian, politics, genocide, holocaust, soldier, death, wartime, nazis, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, year 1942, 1940s
Place: russia, germany, europe, poland, africa ...
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 6.9
 60K
The Debt
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Hungary, Israel
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Rachel Singer is a former Mossad agent who tried to capture a notorious Nazi war criminal – the Surgeon of Birkenau – in a secret Israeli mission that ended with his death on the streets of East Berlin. Now, 30 years later, a man claiming to be ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: spy, nazi, cold war, kidnapping, justice, redemption, espionage, secret agents, nazis, secrets, spies, twists & turns ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: israel, germany, east germany, europe, middle east ...
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System:   51%
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Shining Through
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Spirited New Yorker Linda Voss goes to work for international lawyer and secret Office of Strategic Services operative Ed Leland just before World War II. As they fall in love, the United States enters the fight against Hitler, and Linda volunteers ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: espionage, romance, spy, nazi, wartime, secret agents, double agent, spies, nazis, jewish, love story, catastrophe ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, usa, new york, berlin germany
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System:   50%
    User:   51%
 
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Lore
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Germany, Australia, 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: bleak, realistic, tense, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: survival, coming of age, innocence lost, war, german, nazi, holocaust, jewish, death, murder, nazis, on the road ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1945
Place: germany, poland, australia, hamburg germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   47%
 
Michael Collins
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Michael Collins plays a crucial role in the establishment of the Irish Free State in the 1920s, but becomes vilified by those hoping to create a completely independent Irish republic.
Style: epic, serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: civil war, politics, war, irish, idealism, rebellion, assassination, leadership, violence, murder, revolution, revenge ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20s, 20th century
Place: ireland, england, europe, london, israel
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System:   49%
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 7.3
 9K
In Darkness
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland, Germany, Canada
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A dramatization of one man's rescue of Jewish refugees in the Nazi-occupied Polish city of Lvov. In Darkness tells the true story of Leopold Soha who risks his own life to save a dozen people from certain death. Initially only interested in his ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic, dramatic ...
Plot: holocaust, jewish, survival, war, nazi, german, genocide, brutality, drinking, chase, betrayal, jews ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1945, year 2008
Place: poland, europe, germany, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
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 6.4
 20K
Good Kill
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In the shadowy world of drone warfare, combat unfolds like a video game–only with real lives at stake. After six tours of duty, Air Force pilot Tom Egan now fights the Taliban from an air-conditioned bunker in the Nevada desert. But as he yearns ...
Style: realistic, psychological, tense, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: military, war, moral dilemma, moral ambiguity, terrorism, islam, video game, propaganda, mentor, corruption, politics, morality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2010, year 2001
Place: nevada, usa, middle east, las vegas, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   52%
 
 7.5
 23K
Cross of Iron
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 132 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: bleak, realistic, tense, epic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, german, russian, survival, brutality, violence, gunfight, nazi, soldier, corruption, drinking, blood ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1943
Place: russia, germany, siberia, france
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System:   48%
    User:   53%
 
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The Army of Shadows
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Betrayed by an informant, Philippe Gerbier (Lino Ventura) finds himself trapped in a torturous Nazi prison camp. Though Gerbier escapes to rejoin the Resistance in occupied Marseilles, France, and exacts his revenge on the informant, he must ...
Style: bleak, realistic, stylized, serious, tense ...
Plot: war, betrayal, german, assassination, nazi, courage, hotel, death, wartime life, french, wartime, nazis ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1943, 1940s
Place: france, europe, medical school, vichy, marseille ...
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System:   48%
    User:   51%
 
 6.1
 29K
Coriolanus
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Caius Martius, aka Coriolanus, is an arrogant and fearsome general who has built a career on protecting Rome from its enemies. Pushed by his ambitious mother to seek the position of consul, Coriolanus is at odds with the masses and unpopular with ...
Style: clever, talky, stylized, tense, epic ...
Plot: betrayal, tragedy, vengeance, politics, rivalry, shakespeare, tragic hero, adaptation, leadership, rise and fall, dialogue, storytelling ...
Place: rome italy
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System:   47%
    User:   44%
 
 8.4
 199K
The Boat
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: West Germany
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, atmospheric, realistic, tense, bleak ...
Plot: submarine, war, german, survival, courage, nazi, underwater, soldier, friendship, anti war, realism, nazis ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1941, year 1942
Place: germany, atlantic ocean, seaport, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   54%
 
The Boys from Brazil
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Nazi hunter Ezra Lieberman discovers a sinister and bizarre plot to rekindle the Third Reich.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, tense, rough, serious ...
Plot: chase, mad scientist, investigation, cloning, jungle, nazi, conspiracy, murder, death, nazis, clones, jews ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: paraguay, europe, germany, pennsylvania, latin america ...
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    User:   47%
 
 8.2
 40K
Come and See
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, realistic, surreal, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: war, genocide, innocence lost, holocaust, insanity, russian, surrealism, brutality, german, nazi, fascism, death ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1940s
Place: russia, europe, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   38%
 

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