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Labyrinth of Lies (2014)
Labyrinth of Lies (2014)
Original name: Im Labyrinth des Schweigens
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A young prosecutor in postwar West Germany investigates a massive conspiracy to cover up the Nazi pasts of prominent public figures.
Style: tense, thought provoking, serious, captivating, realistic, disturbing, heartbreaking, dramatic, reflective, romantic ...
Plot: holocaust, idealism, fighting the system, genocide, against the odds, rebellion, hopes, legal, society, dishonesty, against humanity, dedicated lawyer, uncover truth, power relations, nazi officer, nazis, nazi, justice, investigation, lawyer, dog, party, teacher, sex scene, journalist ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1963, year 1958
Place: germany, frankfurt germany, west germany

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, thought provoking and talky films with plots about society, life is a bitch, idealism, holocaust, nazi, hopes and culture clash mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like Labyrinth of Lies: After the Truth (1999), Schindler's List (1993), The Nasty Girl (1990), Hanussen (1988), The Grey Zone (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
After the Truth (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The famous Nazi-Doctor Dr. Josef Mengele - the "death angel of Auschwitz", who killed more than 300.000 people - comes back from his hide out in Argentina to Germany as a 87 year old man. He must stand up in front of a court for his ...
Style: disturbing, sincere, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: courtroom, holocaust, power relations, uncover truth, life turned upside down, dedicated lawyer, against humanity, life is a bitch, rivalry, legal, haunted by the past, moral dilemma ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany
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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: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, ghetto, anti semitism, rescue, war, survival, genocide, against humanity, nazism, confined, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1990s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe, israel
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The Nasty Girl (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When a young woman investigates her town's Nazi past, the community turns against her.
Style: realistic, witty, biting, captivating, serious ...
Plot: haunted by the past, holocaust, hopes, contests and competitions, investigation, human nature, introspection, society, war crime, wartime life, against humanity, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: germany, europe, bavaria, west germany, east germany
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Hanussen (1988)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Hungary, West Germany, Austria
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A man's story parallels Hitler's rise. Austrian Klaus Schneider, wounded in World War I, recovers in the care of Dr. Emil Bettleheim. Bettleheim discovers that Schneider possesses powers of empathy and of clairvoyance, such that could aid ...
Style: tense, thought provoking, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Plot: hypnosis, clairvoyant, assassination, clairvoyance, nazism, uncover truth, state affairs, rebellion, oracle, idealism, anti semitism, political unrest ...
Time: 20s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: germany, berlin germany
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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: serious, factual, depressing, harsh, compassionate ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, redemption, smuggling, against humanity, human spirit, moral dilemma, rebelliousness, pow, anti semitism, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944, 1940s
Place: europe, poland, germany, budapest hungary, israel
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Conspiracy (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The historical recreation of the 1942 Wannsee Conference, in which Nazi and SS leaders gathered in a Berlin suburb to discuss the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question". Lead by SS-General Reinhard Heydrich, this group of high ranking ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, factual, intense, atmospheric ...
Plot: holocaust, genocide, anti semitism, racism, politics, state affairs, wartime life, human spirit, leadership, soldier, against humanity, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, poland
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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: realistic, emotional, serious, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, nazism, confined, against humanity, genocide, corrupt officer, society, occupation, corrupt law enforcer, war, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1942
Place: europe, france, paris france, vichy, germany
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Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 186 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: talky, realistic, thought provoking, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, courtroom drama, judge, concentration camp, courtroom, against humanity, cold war, war crime, trial, genocide, war, german ...
Time: 40s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1940s ...
Place: germany, europe, poland
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The Final Solution: The Wannsee Conference (1984)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Austria, West Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A real time recreation of the 1942 Wannsee Conference, in which leading SS and Nazi Party officals gathered to discuss the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question". Led by SS-General Reinhard Heydrich, the Wannsee Conference was the ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, talky, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: holocaust, racism, anti semitism, deportation, genocide, against humanity, murder, fascism, deadly, interracial relations, immigrants, society ...
Time: 40s, year 1942
Place: europe, germany, warsaw poland, berlin germany, palestine
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JFK (1991)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 189 min.
Story: New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, serious, disturbing, factual ...
Plot: president, political conspiracy, assassination, investigation, cia, kennedy assassination, fighting the system, political corruption, evidence, district attorney, government, legal ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963, 1960s
Place: new orleans, texas, washington d.c., cuba, vietnam
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Alleged (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Alleged is a romantic drama based on events occurring behind the scenes and outside the courtroom of the famous Scopes "Monkey Trial" of 1925. Charles Anderson, a talented young reporter, feels trapped working for his deceased ...
Style: disturbing, sincere, serious, captivating, thought provoking ...
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Place: tennessee
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Amistad (1997)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: In 1839, the slave ship Amistad set sail from Cuba to America. During the long trip, Cinque leads the slaves in an unprecedented uprising. They are then held prisoner in Connecticut, and their release becomes the subject of heated debate. Freed ...
Style: touching, emotional, uplifting, captivating, serious ...
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Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1830s, 1840s
Place: cuba, usa, africa, spain, england
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Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Ghosts of Mississippi is a drama covering the final trial of the assassin, Bryon De La Beckwith, of the 60s civil rights leader Medgar Evers. It begins with the murder and the events surrounding the two initial trials which both ended in a hung ...
Style: talky, thought provoking, serious, sincere, realistic ...
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Time: 90s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: mississippi, usa
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Les Misérables (1995)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 175 min.
Story: In France during World War II, a poor and illiterate man, Henri Fortin (Jean-Paul Belmondo), is introduced to Victor Hugo's classic novel Les Misérables and begins to see parallels between the book and his own life.
Style: epic, emotional, gloomy, captivating, realistic ...
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The Man in the Glass Booth (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
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Style: tense, talky, captivating, suspenseful, serious ...
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Duration: 125 min.
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Europa Europa (1990)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, France, Poland
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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, tense, captivating, thought provoking ...
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The Long Walk Home (1990)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, thought provoking ...
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The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 97 min.
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The Empty Mirror (1996)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
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Eichmann (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
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The Pawnbroker (1964)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 116 min.
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Oranges and Sunshine (2010)
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Country: UK, Australia
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Class Action (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
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Inherit the Wind (1988)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 157 min.
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Style: tense, captivating, thought provoking, bleak, serious ...
Plot: friendship, racism, civil rights, police brutality, apartheid, journalist, politics, idealism, journalism, murder, liberal, discrimination ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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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: touching, sentimental, gloomy, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: fascism, holocaust, anti semitism, tennis, society, family life, life is a bitch, family relations, wartime life, confined, deportation, jewish ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1930s, 30s, 1940s ...
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Perlasca: The Courage of a Just Man (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
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