Movies like April 9th

If you like "April 9th" you are looking for serious, captivating and realistic movies about / with world war two, nazi occupation, war, military, soldier, battles and against the odds themes of Drama, History and War genre shot in Denmark.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
April 9th (2015)
 6.6
 6K
April 9th (2015)
Original name: 9. april
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the early morning of April 9th 1940 the Danish army is alerted. The Germans have crossed the border; Denmark is at war against Europe's strongest army. In Southern Jutland Danish bicycle- and motorcycle companies are ordered out, to against all odds, hold back the forces until the Danish reinforcements can be mobilized. In the fatal hours, we follow second lieutenant Sand and his bicycle company - they will as the first Danish soldiers meet the enemy in combat on April 9th 1940.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, tense, suspenseful, based on true events
Plot: world war two, nazi occupation, war, military, soldier, battles, against the odds, wehrmacht, friendship, suspense, nazi, self discovery, judaism, rivalry, military life, battle zone, german soldier, bicycle, nazi soldier, danger, surprise attack, uniform, danish, german abroad
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1940, 40s
Place: denmark, germany, europe

Movie in categories

war movies
war
2242
military movies
3369
soldier movies
3873
denmark movies
324
battles movies
4601
captivating movies
23781

Most similar movies to April 9th

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and tense films with plots about war, world war two, military, soldier, battles, danger and heroes mostly in War, Drama and History genres. Some movies like April 9th: The Front Line (2011), Memorial Day (2012), In the Fog (2012), This Life (2012), 1939 Battle of Westerplatte (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Front Line (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 133 min.
Story: In 1951 ceasefire is declared, but two remaining armies fought their final battle on the front line Towards the end of the Korean War, a South Korean battalion is fiercely battling over a hill on the front line border against the North in order to ...
Style: exciting, captivating, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: war, chinese army, battles, military, soldier, korean army, military life, infantrymen, korean war, friendship, wartime life, army investigation ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1950, year 1953
Place: north korea, south korea, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 3K
Memorial Day (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Memorial Day, 1993. When 13-year-old Kyle Vogel discovers the World War II footlocker belonging to his grandfather, Bud, everyone tells Kyle to put it back. Luckily, he ignores them. Although Bud has never talked about the war, he finds himself ...
Style: exciting, serious, sincere, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: iraq war, soldier, military, family relations, war, military life, battles, world war two, national guard, army, insurgent, casualty of war ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 90s, year 1944, year 1945 ...
Place: germany, minnesota, iraq, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 3K
In the Fog (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Netherlands, Belarus, Russia, Latvia
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Western frontiers of the USSR, 1942. The region is under German occupation. A man is wrongly accused of collaboration. Desperate to save his dignity, he faces an impossible moral choice.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, nazi occupation, false accusation, moral dilemma, survival, human nature, life is a bitch, war, wartime life, resistance fighter, nazi, forest ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: germany, russia, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 3K
This Life (2012)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Denmark
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The true story of the Fiil's a family of innkeepers who during Nazi-Germany's occupation of Denmark took up arms against the German occupiers. But in the fight for freedom, some must die so that others may live.
Style: realistic, emotional, disturbing, captivating, tense ...
Plot: world war two, resistance, nazi occupation, sabotage, resistance fighter, war, heroes, freedom fighter, nazi, wartime life, wartime, heroism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: denmark, germany, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
Pathfinders: In the Company of Strangers (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Untold and lost history. A true story of the American Pathfinders, the volunteer paratroopers whose deadly mission was to land 30 minutes before the Normandy invasion, locate and mark strategic "drop zones" and set up the top-secret ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, military life, heroic mission, military, battles, friendship, battle zone, military base, d day, race against time, graphic violence, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: normandy, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
1939 Battle of Westerplatte (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Poland, Lithuania
Duration: 118 min.
Story: This harrowing war film is an epic dramatization of the first battle of World War II. The Battle of Westerplatte that began on 1 September 1939 will forever be remembered as the one that announced the beginning of the Second World War in Europe. ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, bleak, gloomy
Plot: world war two, soldier, military, war, battles, against the odds, battle zone, heroic mission, beach, battleship, attack, surrender ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, year 1939
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Saboteurs (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Norway, Denmark, UK, Czech Republic, Sweden
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The story about the heavy water war unfolds during the prolouge, eruption and the end of the second world war. We follow the story of the the key personnel in the race of who develops the atomic bomb first.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: world war two, bomb, resistance, ambition, inventions and discoveries, heroic mission, soldier, military, moral dilemma, nazi, chemistry, atomic bomb ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: norway, europe, germany, england, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.6
 666
Storming Juno (2010)
Genre: History, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Storming Juno is a film based on the remarkable and determined actions of a handful of young Canadian men who stormed Juno Beach on June 6, 1944. D-Day.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: military, world war two, war, soldier, d day, heroic mission, battle zone, infantry, invasion, bunker, heroes, battles ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, canada, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
Saints and Soldiers: The Void (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Germany, May 1945, deep in the Harz Mountains a U.S. tank crew discovers a platoon of Germans preparing to ambush U.S. supply trucks.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, tank, military, war, racism, soldier, military life, save the day, against the odds, battles, heroic mission, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Stones for the Rampart (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 111 min.
Story: To be defeated and not be - a victory. This is the motto that life is guided by three young friends: Alek, Sophy and Rudy. Scouts, high school graduates high school in Warsaw drifting ambitious plans for the future broken through September 1939. ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, captivating, disturbing
Plot: world war two, war, wartime life, life is a bitch, against the odds, daring rescue, prospector, wartime, suspense, resistance, resistance fighter, nazi occupation ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
1944 The Final Defence (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The Soviet army breaks through the Finnish defences on the Karelian Isthmus in June 1944, advancing with overwhelming force. Somehow, the Finnish troops must find the strength to fight back, with all odds against them. The Battle of Tali-Ihantala ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, military, battles, against the odds, heroes, wartime life, war, rivalry, battlefield, tank, russo finnish war ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: finland, europe, ussr, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.9
 1K
The Bridge (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A group of German boys is ordered to protect a small bridge in their home village during the waning months of the second world war. Truckloads of defeated, cynical Wehrmacht soldiers flee the approaching American troops, but the boys, full of ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, bleak
Plot: world war two, war, military, heroic mission, soldier, left to die, young heroes, american soldier, combat casualty, german history, nazi, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1945
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
1944: Forced to Fight (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Estonia, Finland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The events of the war in 1944, from the Blue Hills to Sõrve Peninsula. Shown through the eyes of Estonian soldiers who had to pick sides and fight against fellow brothers. Choices have to be made, not only by the soldiers, but also by their loved ...
Style: tense, psychological, captivating
Plot: world war two, nazi, military, nazi soldier, german army, soldier, enemy, death, eastern front, retreat, attack, war ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: estonia, ussr, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Everyman's War (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: No one in high command believed that German forces would attack in the sub zero temperatures and near blizzard conditions. As the pre-dawn attack comes, with communications down Sgt. Smith is left with no choice but to make his way through enemy ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, rough
Plot: world war two, military, soldier, military life, against the odds, battle zone, heroes, infantrymen, small town, war, historical event, battles ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, 20th century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Ike: Countdown to D-Day (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: This is the story of the senior-level preparations for the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944 from the time of Dwight D. Eisenhower's appointment as the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, to the establishment of the beachhead in Normandy. The film ...
Style: tense, serious, rough, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, d day, against the odds, human spirit, battles, leadership, soldier, idealism, heroes, heroic mission, basic training ...
Time: post world war two
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.6
 161
Dieppe (1993)
Genre: History, War
Country: Canada
Story: Dieppe is a two-part Canadian television mini-series that aired on CBC Television in 1993. It was based on the book Unauthorized Action: Mountbatten and the Dieppe Raid by Brian Loring Villa. The series chronicled the events that led up to the ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: world war two, beach, escapades, military, heroes, war, soldier, battle zone, failed attempt, military life, heroic mission, mission gone awry ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942
Place: france, normandy, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.1
 6K
Diplomacy (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The night of August 24, 1944. The fate of Paris is in the hands of General von Choltitz, governor of Grand Paris, who is preparing, on Hitler’s orders, to blow up the French capital. The descendent of a long line of Prussian military men, the ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, talky, political
Plot: world war two, diplomacy, soldier, wartime life, french resistance, sabotage, obedience, german occupation, disobey, race against time, death, demolished city ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, 20th century
Place: paris france, germany, france, sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.6
 6K
Warsaw 44 (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A beautiful story about youth, love, friendship and the pursuit of adventure during the bloody and brutal reality of the Warsaw Uprising.
Style: realistic, captivating, romantic, tense, psychological
Plot: world war two, nazi occupation, nazism, death, love and romance, friendship, war, society, friends, relationships, love affair, love story ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s, 20th century
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
germany movies
1500
judaism movies
477
1940s movies
1756
 3.1
 879
Brothers War (2009)
Genre: History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story is set in the latter days of World War 2, against the backdrop of fierce combat on the eastern front. Brother's War is based on real events.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: world war two, eastern front, friendship, battles, human spirit, survival, military, confined, life is a bitch, heroes, race against time, on the run ...
Time: post world war two, 1940s, 20th century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Beyond the Front Line (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A movie based on real wartime diaries tells the story of the Swedish speaking Finns' infantry regiment 61. The story follows the regiment during the Continuation War from 1942 to 1944 and from Syväri to the Karelian Isthmus where they faced ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: world war two, military, soldier, wartime life, politics, heroic mission, against humanity, chaos and mayhem, battles, state affairs, war, russo finnish war ...
Time: post world war two, 1940s, 20th century, year 1944, year 1942 ...
Place: finland, europe, russia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Unknown Battle (2019)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: During WW2, in 1942 and 1943, a series of not-so-well known yet bloody battles occurred near the town of Rzhev. Those battles received the name of ‘Rzhev Meat Grinder’. The film is based on the award-winning novel by Vyacheslav Kondratyev, which ...
Style: rough, epic, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, infantry, wehrmacht, great patriotic war, soviet army, war, battles, soldier, attack, battle zone, heroism, suspense ...
Time: 1940s
Place: ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.9
 283
The Only Way (1970)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Denmark, Panama, UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In April 1940, the armies of Nazi Germany invaded Denmark. The Danish government promised peaceful cooperation on the condition that Denmark s Jews remain free. The Nazi s agreed. In October, 1943, the agreement was broken...This is the true and ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, nazi occupation, battles, politics, military, heroes, confined, war, against humanity, society, state affairs ...
Time: 1940s
Place: denmark, europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.4
 808
4 Days in May (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, Russia, Ukraine
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A group of Russian soldiers are sent into Northern Germany at the tail-end of WWII, where they occupy a children's home in close proximity to a larger German unit. Against these odds, a friendship forms between a German orphan and a childless ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: holocaust, battles, military, love affair, military life, friendship, wartime life, world war two, basic training, hiding, russian soldier, suspense ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Movie in collections
Massacre in Rome (1973)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the Nazi occupied city of Rome, an assault on an SS brigade draws retaliation from the military governship. "Massacre in Rome" is the true story of how this partisan attack led to the mass execution of Italian nationals under the orders ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, military, war, partisan, nazi occupation, holocaust, fictional history, bureaucracy, nazi, soldier, against humanity, society ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.4
 2K
Yamato (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Directed by Junya Sato and based on a book by Jun Henmi, "Yamato" has a framing story set in the present day and uses flashbacks to tell the story of the crew of the World War II Japanese battleship Yamato. The film was never released in ...
Style: captivating, realistic, exciting, serious, touching
Plot: world war two, navy, battleship, japanese history, military, war, battles, heroes, warship, lost love, first love, sea ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, 20th century, year 2005, 2000s ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Cinco de Mayo: La Batalla (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Mexico
Duration: 125 min.
Story: On May 5th, 1862, a few thousand Mexican soldiers put their lives on the line against the world's largest and most powerful army in one legendary battle for freedom and for Mexico.
Style: exciting, realistic, captivating, factual, serious ...
Plot: military, battles, against the odds, soldier, rivalry, ambition, war, freedom fighter, liberation, army, intrigue, mexican ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.0
 233
Texas '46 (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story its the untold story of Italian World War II POW"S in Jan 1946. Luca Zingaretti stars as one of over 50,000 Italian Prisoners of War detained at POW camps in the U.S. Roy Schneider stars as Colonel Gartner, the Commander ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: fascism, world war two, military, military life, genocide, isolation, prison life, wartime life, captivity, confined, society, prison ...
Time: 1940s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Last Lieutenant (1993)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Norway
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Norwegian war drama. The old sea-captain retires, but the next day German WWII occupation of Norway begins. He then kisses his wife good-bye and is off to Army HQ. There he finds a lack of leadership and morale that offends him. They even laugh at ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: world war two, military life, military base, political unrest, wartime life, captivity, couple relations, anti war, working class, battles, heroes, aging ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.1
 3K
Overlord (1975)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: During the war a young lad is called up and, with an increasing sense of foreboding, undertakes his army training ready for D-day.
Style: surreal, psychedelic, mind bending, political, tense ...
Plot: world war two, military, d day, boot camp, soldier, politics, basic training, premonition, train, death, bomber, british army ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
My Best Enemy (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Austria, Luxembourg
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Poland 1943: An unlikely pair - a concentration camp prisoner and a captain in Hitler's notorious SS - free themselves from the wreckage of a crashed SS airplane. The two appear to be strangely familiar with each other and the extent of their ...
Style: thought provoking, tense, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: concentration camp, world war two, friendship, military, friends, life is a bitch, moral dilemma, soldier, wartime life, holocaust, against humanity, nazi ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, poland, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%