Movies like Black Book

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Black Book (2006)
 7.8
 68K
Black Book (2006)
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: tense, realistic, psychological, twists and turns, epic, serious, captivating, suspenseful, suspense, dramatic ...
Plot: jewish, singer, nazism, holocaust, espionage, betrayal, german, occupation, nazi occupation, spy, war, treason, train, underground, pianist, doctor, boat, gunfight, frame up, resistance, smuggling, interrogation, atrocity, bomb, escape ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 40s, 20th century, 1950s, 1960s
Place: holland, netherlands, europe, israel, belgium, germany, poland

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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 tense films with plots about world war two, german, death, nazi, runaway, betrayal and brutality mostly in Drama, War and Thriller genres. Some movies like Black Book: Charlotte Gray (2001), Valkyrie (2008), Allied (2016), Flame and Citron (2008), The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.4
 10K
Charlotte Gray (2001)
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: captivating, sentimental, realistic, sexy, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: espionage, resistance, romance, war, rescue, holocaust, couples, friends, love and romance, wartime life, fall in love, couple relations ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: france, london, europe, paris france, vichy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 212K
Valkyrie (2008)
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, bad ending, suspenseful, factual, realistic ...
Plot: resistance, deception, bomb, nazism, treason, assassination attempt, betrayal, courage, plan gone awry, nazis, conspiracy, war ...
Time: year 1944, 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, normandy, bavaria, tunisia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 126K
Allied (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In 1942, an intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war.
Style: suspense, tragic ending, surprise ending, bilingual, romantic ...
Plot: spy, french, resistance, betrayal, love, war, undercover, commander, military, restaurant, soldier, friendship ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942
Place: france, north africa, morocco, london, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Flame and Citron (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Denmark, Germany, Norway, France, Sweden, Finland, Czech Republic
Duration: 130 min.
Story: During Nazi occupation, red-headed Bent Faurschou-Hviid ("Flame") and Jørgen Haagen Schmith ("Citron"), assassins in the Danish resistance, take orders from Winther, who's in direct contact with Allied leaders. One shoots, ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: resistance, gestapo, dishonesty, betrayal, assassin, double agent, traitor, nazism, war, ss, fight back, plan gone awry ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1940, year 1944
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen, stockholm sweden, sweden ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: touching, emotional, serious, heartbreaking, disturbing ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holocaust, friendship, concentration camp, against humanity, childhood, jewish, young heroes, wartime life, nazism, atrocity, nazi germany, tragic event ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, poland, europe, berlin germany, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Exception (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A German soldier tries to determine if the Dutch resistance has planted a spy to infiltrate the home of Kaiser Wilhelm in Holland during the onset of World War II, but falls for a young Jewish Dutch woman during his investigation.
Style: national socialism
Plot: jewish, dutch, spy, sex scene, nazi occupation, gestapo, love, german, third reich, military, bodyguard, resistance ...
Time: 1920s, year 1940
Place: holland, germany, berlin germany, poland, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Lives of Others (2006)
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, sincere, compassionate, sexual ...
Plot: surveillance, communism, cold war, blackmail, interrogation, secret agents, politics, german, espionage, iron curtain, actress, moral dilemma ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, year 1984, 1990s
Place: germany, east germany, german democratic republic, europe, soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 34K
Lust, Caution (2007)
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, disturbing, serious, clever, captivating ...
Plot: resistance, lust, mistress, seduction, patriotism, cruelty, neo noir, spy, escape, rape, sexual attraction, actress ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s
Place: china, asia, shanghai, hong kong, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Soldier of Orange (1977)
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, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: betrayal, occupation, queen, resistance, escape attempt, student, german, friendship, war, anti semitism, treason, military ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: europe, netherlands, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.2
 129K
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: epic, realistic, emotional, captivating, rough ...
Plot: jewish, camp, holocaust, russian, survival, war, escape, self sacrifice, forest, partisan, rebellion, nazism ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1941, year 1942
Place: poland, europe, germany, israel, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.3
 9K
In Darkness (2011)
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, uplifting, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: thief, holocaust, jewish, underground, german, tunnel, polish, unwanted pregnancy, survival, ghetto, refugee, sewer ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1945, year 2008
Place: poland, europe, germany, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Army of Shadows (1969)
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, stylized, realistic, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: betrayal, prison, government agency, resistance, rescue, intrigue, espionage, underground, czech, french resistance, life is a bitch, german ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1943, year 1942
Place: france, europe, vichy, marseille, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.8
 6K
The Tunnel (2001)
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: tense, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, serious ...
Plot: tunnel, betrayal, politics, cold war, berlin wall, escape, political unrest, communism, state affairs, escapades, confined, daring rescue ...
Time: 1960s
Place: germany, europe, german democratic republic, east berlin, east germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.6
 197K
Munich (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, Canada, USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: During the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, eleven Israeli athletes are taken hostage and murdered by a Palestinian terrorist group known as Black September. In retaliation, the Israeli government recruits a group of Mossad agents to track down and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, factual, based on true events ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, secret agents, assassination, politics, revenge, terrorism, murder, jewish, vengeance, morality, justice, paranoia ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: middle east, europe, israel, lebanon, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.6
 13K
Europa Europa (1990)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, France, Poland
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Jewish boy separated from his family in the early days of WWII poses as a German orphan and is taken into the heart of the Nazi world as a 'war hero' and eventually becomes a Hitler Youth. Although improbabilities and happenstance are ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, anti semitism, german, jewish, hidden identity, ghetto, concentration camp, communism, homosexual, roommate, nazism ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: latvia, germany, poland, europe, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as "The Basterds" are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. The Basterds, lead by Lt. ...
Style: dark humor, tense, atmospheric, suspense, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, sadism, working undercover, war, german, self sacrifice, hitler, violence, soldier, danger, plan gone awry, loss of family member ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: france, europe, germany, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Counterfeiters (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, german, jewish, doctor, forgery, suicide, anti semitism, war crime, racial slur, arrest ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: europe, germany, zurich switzerland, berlin germany, monte carlo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Odessa File (1974)
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, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, murder, war criminal, espionage, revenge, assassin, diary, attempted murder, journalism, war crime, mass murder, concentration camp ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1964, year 1963, 1960s
Place: germany, europe, israel, munich germany, west germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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: realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: nazism, friendship, jewish, betrayal, boarding school life, priest, auschwitz, anti semitism, resistance, wartime life, childhood, french ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: france, europe, jerusalem, vichy, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.5
 23K
Cross of Iron (1977)
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: realistic, tense, bleak, epic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, german, russian, military, anti war, military hospital, chaos, lieutenant, sergeant, commander, infantrymen, war ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1940s
Place: russia, france, siberia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.2
 42K
Come and See (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union, Belarus
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, surreal, rough, serious ...
Plot: against humanity, genocide, atrocity, anti war, military, holocaust, war crime, surrealism, survival, war, occupation, execution ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1943, 1940s
Place: russia, europe, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Ninth Day (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Germany, Luxembourg, Czech Republic
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A drama loosely based on Jean Bernard's Nazi-era prison diary.
Style: uplifting, serious, emotional, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, soldier, bishop, faith, heroes, human spirit, society, introspection, danger, confined, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: russia, poland, holland, geneva switzerland, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.5
 630K
The Pianist (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, War
Country: France, Poland, Germany, UK, USA
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, compassionate, harsh ...
Plot: holocaust, pianist, survival, ghetto, against humanity, anti semitism, atrocity, nazi, jewish, world war two, deportation, starvation ...
Time: 1940s, 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The Statement (2003)
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: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: politics, investigation, murder, on the run, hitman, danger, haunted by the past, state affairs, life is a bitch, deadly, fighting the system, law enforcement ...
Time: 1940s, 1990s
Place: france, europe, vichy, paris france, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.2
 301K
Downfall (2004)
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 ...
Style: national socialism, bleak, realistic, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: nazism, confined, suicide, war, siege, paranoia, marriage, fear, birthday, loyalty, execution, army ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1945, year 1942
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, frankfurt germany, munich germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.7
 1K
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: emotional, serious, bleak, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, refugee, danger, captivity, society, escapades, life is a bitch, war, wartime life, hopes, against humanity ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: russia, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, rough, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: resistance, escape, idealism, depression, occupation, nervous breakdown, torture, manhunt, loss of friend, soldier, fear, train ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: norway, europe, scotland, stockholm sweden, oslo norway ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: realistic, touching, emotional, talky, tense ...
Plot: nazism, resistance, idealism, politics, german, fighting the system, courtroom, interrogation, student, treason, trial, defamation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: germany, europe, munich germany, campus, east germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Aryan Couple (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A WWII Drama about a German/Jewish industrialist who, in order to ensure his family's safe passage out of Germany, is forced to hand over his business to the Nazis.
Style: realistic, gloomy, psychological, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: concentration camp, anti semitism, holocaust, danger, espionage, genocide, family life, political unrest, hidden identity, survival, palaces castles and temples, society ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: switzerland, hungary, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Eagle Has Landed (1976)
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, serious, rough ...
Plot: rescue, soldier, good versus evil, insubordination, nazi germany, espionage, kidnapping, war, adventure, village life, lookalikes, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: england, germany, europe, poland, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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