Movies like Walking with the Enemy

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Walking with the Enemy (2013)
Walking with the Enemy (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Romania, Hungary, Canada, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Regent Horthy is the leader of Hungary and a German ally, but his favorable standing with Hitler changes as the war comes to an end. Forced to cede Hungary’s power or else witness the execution of his son, Regent Horthy gives up control of his country to the Nazis, who quickly move Hungarians to ghettos and death camps, with no hope in sight. But the despair changes when a young man named Elek emerges. Separated from his family during the relocations and aided by the woman he loves , Elek defies the enemy by becoming one of them. In a race against time, disguised as a Nazi Officer he embarks on a mission to save his family and thousands of his countrymen.
Style: bleak, emotional, realistic, based on true events, serious
Plot: holocaust, war, danger, wartime life, concentration camp, life is a bitch, defiant, confined, family relations, betrayal, ghetto, chases and races, dishonesty, against humanity, hidden identity, race against time, forceful separation, love, dancing, sniper, horse, airplane, village, fight, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944, year 1939, year 1993, year 1980, 1940s ...
Place: europe, hungary, budapest hungary, russia, germany, switzerland, budapest

Most similar movies to Walking with the Enemy

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and bleak films with plots about world war two, holocaust, nazi, survival, confined, death and german mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like Walking with the Enemy: Schindler's List (1993), Sunshine (1999), The Grey Zone (2001), Fateless (2005), Bent (1997). 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: touching, realistic, emotional, serious, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, genocide, against humanity, ghetto, rescue, world war two, anti semitism, wartime, survival, nazi, war ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1990s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe, israel
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Sunshine (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Germany, Austria, Canada, Hungary, France, UK, USA
Duration: 181 min.
Story: The film follows a Jewish family living in Hungary through three generations, rising from humble beginnings to positions of wealth and power in the crumbling Austro-Hungarian Empire. The patriarch becomes a prominent judge but is torn when his ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: anti semitism, holocaust, fascism, politics, siblings relations, political unrest, society, family life, generation gap, dictatorship, cousin cousin relationship, fencing ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s ...
Place: hungary, serbia, europe, budapest hungary, israel ...
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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: bleak, disturbing, serious, factual, depressing ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, concentration camp, nazi, redemption, smuggling, human spirit, against humanity, anti semitism, danger, moral dilemma, pow ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1944
Place: europe, poland, germany, budapest hungary, israel
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Fateless (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Hungary, Germany, UK, Israel, France, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: An Hungarian youth comes of age at Buchenwald during World War II. György Köves is 14, the son of a merchant who's sent to a forced labor camp. After his father's departure, György gets a job at a brickyard; his bus is stopped and its ...
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, survival, life is a bitch, confined, estrangement, self discovery, danger, youth, bus, faith, world war two ...
Time: 1940s
Place: hungary, europe, budapest hungary, poland, slovakia ...
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Bent (1997)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Max is a handsome young man who, after a fateful tryst with a German soldier, is forced to run for his life. Eventually Max is placed in a concentration camp where he pretends to be Jewish because in the eyes of the Nazis, gays are the lowest form ...
Style: touching, bleak, serious, brutal, disturbing ...
Plot: holocaust, gay, survival, concentration camp, friendship, dehumanization, human spirit, gay love, fall in love, love and romance, confined, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 30s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, london
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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: emotional, touching, heartbreaking, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, jewish, against humanity, friendship, childhood, nazi, nazi germany, world war two, wartime life, nazism, young heroes ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, poland, europe, switzerland, berlin germany
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Haven (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: This is the true story of a woman named Ruth Gruber who travels to Europe to help escort 1000 Jewish War victims to the United States. She comes to love and feel sorry for them all, and fights for their rights to live in America.
Style: emotional, uplifting, sincere, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, deportation, anti semitism, rescue, heroic mission, human spirit, fighting the system, idealism, against humanity, hopes, confined ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: europe, new york, harvard university, naples italy, washington d.c. ...
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The Counterfeiters (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, 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, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, harsh ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, forgery, counterfeit money, survival, german, jewish, war crime, anti semitism, nazi, nazi germany, racial slur ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s ...
Place: europe, germany, monte carlo, zurich switzerland, berlin germany ...
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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: psychological, serious, captivating, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, concentration camp, survival, forbidden love, moral dilemma, hidden identity, uncover truth, wartime life, life is a bitch, undercover, danger ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: switzerland, germany, hungary, europe
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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, emotional, sincere, intense, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, jewish, rebellion, camp, russian, jews, world war two, hopes, wartime life, life is a bitch, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1941
Place: poland, europe, germany, israel, russia
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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: disturbing, thought provoking, emotional, bleak, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, nazism, concentration camp, genocide, injustice, against humanity, confined, survival, wartime life, anti semitism, danger, family in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942, 1940s
Place: france, europe, germany, paris france, vichy
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25 Fireman's Street (1973)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Hungary
Duration: 97 min.
Story: On one hot summer night, the residents of a Hungarian apartment house slated for demolition restlessly revisit their haunted pasts as they face an uncertain future. In a gently turning kaleidoscope of dream imagery, regret-laden nostalgia and ...
Style: realistic, surreal, serious, contemplative, talky ...
Plot: attic, introspection, firefighter, rebelliousness, anti war, society, anti semitism, politics, parents and children, battles, family relations, forbidden love ...
Place: hungary, former yugoslavia, eastern europe
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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: serious, gloomy, uplifting, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, refugee, society, captivity, escapades, confined, war, human spirit, life is a bitch, hopes, against humanity ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: russia, italy, europe
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The Flowers of War (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 146 min.
Story: A Westerner finds refuge with a group of women in a church during Japan's rape of Nanking in 1937. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety.
Style: emotional, serious, based on true events, brutal, touching ...
Plot: prostitute, atrocity, rape, life is a bitch, student, war crime, priest, war, brothel, forced prostitution, self sacrifice, death ...
Time: year 1937, 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: china, asia, japan, germany
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Triumph of the Spirit (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Fact based story about a former Greek Olympic boxer who was taken as a prisoner during World war II and placed in the Auschwitz prison camp. There he was permitted to survive as long as he fought for the amusement of his captors. His father and ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak, tense
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, survival, boxer, boxing, against humanity, confined, human spirit, love and romance, anti heroes, family problems, misfit ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: poland, europe, greece
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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, thought provoking, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, anti semitism, german, ghetto, homosexual, hidden identity, communism, concentration camp, roommate, nazism, pow ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 30s, 1940s
Place: latvia, germany, poland, europe, berlin germany ...
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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, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: resistance, gestapo, betrayal, dishonesty, nazism, double agent, war, crimes, political unrest, wartime life, partners, chaos ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1940, year 1944, 1940s
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen, finland, sweden ...
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Alone Yet Not Alone (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Fleeing religious persecution in Germany, the Leininger family seeks a new start in uncharted country - America. It is the mid-1700s and British and French forces are struggling for control over the abundant resources of this new territory. Carving ...
Style: captivating, emotional, serious, epic, realistic ...
Plot: native american white relationships, captivity, society, religions or cults, family relations, confined, political unrest, family in danger, danger, immigrants, sister sister relationship, rescue ...
Time: 18th century
Place: ohio, usa, pennsylvania, america, delaware ...
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David (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Although members of the Hitler Youth chant anti-Semitic paroles in front of his house during the Purim festival, Rabbi Singer is still profoundly convinced that Germany will stay a safe country for him, his family, and his fellow believers. But ...
Style: suspenseful, emotional, bleak, realistic, rough ...
Plot: survival, anti semitism, holocaust, rabbi, against humanity, war, confined, escapades, life is a bitch, youth, society, urban ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: germany, europe, israel, palestine, berlin germany ...
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Operation Finale (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In 1960, a team of Israeli secret agents is deployed to find Adolf Eichmann, the infamous Nazi architect of the Holocaust, supposedly hidden in Argentina, and get him to Israel to be judged.
Style: based on true events, national socialism, ambiguous ending, tense
Plot: war criminal, nazi, manhunt, chase, mossad, jewish, mission, period piece, culture clash, secret mission, life risking, storytelling ...
Time: 60s, year 1954, year 1960, 1940s, 1960s ...
Place: argentina, israel, tel aviv israel, buenos aires argentina, austria ...
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Landscape After Battle (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Film opens with the mad rush of haphazard freedom as the concentration camps are liberated. Men are trying to grab food, change clothes, bury their tormentors they find alive. Then they are herded into other camps as the Allies try to devise policy ...
Style: contemplative, bleak, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: survival, concentration camp, romance, human spirit, war, confined, against humanity, hopes, danger, tragic love, creative block, anti war ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: poland, warsaw poland
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Olga (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Brazil
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Based upon the true story of Olga Benário, the German-born wife of Brazilian communist leader Luís Carlos Prestes. During the dictatorship of Getúlio Vargas (1930-1945) she was arrested and sent to Nazi Germany, where she was put to death in a ...
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: prison life, concentration camp, wartime life, life is a bitch, rebellion, confined, against humanity, romance, love affair, war, society, revolution ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: germany, europe, brazil
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City of War: The Story of John Rabe (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, China, Germany
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A true-story account of a German businessman who saved more than 200,000 Chinese during the Nanjing massacre in 1937-38.
Style: disturbing, realistic, tense, bleak, serious ...
Plot: rescue, war crime, atrocity, negotiation, survival, wartime life, confined, deadly, war, lifesaver, disorder, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, year 1938, year 1937
Place: china, asia, japan
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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, disturbing, psychological, thought provoking ...
Plot: hitler, war, third reich, nazism, confined, adolf hitler, suicide, paranoia, war crime, traitor, loyalty, marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1942, year 1945
Place: germany, europe, frankfurt germany, berlin germany, prague czechoslovakia ...
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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: sentimental, touching, thought provoking, captivating, serious ...
Plot: fascism, holocaust, anti semitism, tennis, family life, wartime life, family relations, life is a bitch, brother sister relationship, uncle niece relationship, unrequited love, assassination ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 30s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: italy, europe, africa, israel, germany ...
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Escape from Sobibor (1987)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Yugoslavia
Duration: 143 min.
Story: During WWII, the death camp at Treblinka had an escape, causing the Commandant at a similar camp in Sobibor to vow (actually threaten) that his camp would never experience the same thing. But those who were its captives, the Jewish laborers that had ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious, rough ...
Plot: concentration camp, captivity, genocide, violence, brutality, against humanity, corporal punishment, world war two, pow, holocaust, military, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: poland, europe
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Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: There were five Marines and one Navy Corpsman photographed raising the U.S. flag on Mt. Suribachi by Joe Rosenthal on February 23, 1945. This is the story of three of the six surviving servicemen – John 'Doc' Bradley, Pvt. Rene Gagnon ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: fame, loss of friend, war, military, survival, selflessness, homecoming, danger, propaganda, battles, battle zone, state affairs ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: japan, asia, usa, manhattan new york city, arizona ...
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In the Presence of Mine Enemies (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the Warsau Ghetto of 1943, one man's struggle to keep his family together leads him to the ultimate crisis of faith, and one final chance at redemption. Written by legendary 'Twilight Zone' creator, Rod Sterling.
Style: realistic, disturbing, bleak, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: ghetto, rabbi, holocaust, war, life is a bitch, religions or cults, parents and children, family relations, wartime life, family life, human spirit, confined ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, poland, warsaw poland
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Anthropoid (2016)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Czech Republic, UK, USA, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In December 1941, Czech soldier Jozef Gabčík and Jan Kubiš parachute into their occupied homeland to assassinate Nazi officer Reinhard Heydrich
Style: emotional, realistic, clever, factual, intense ...
Plot: third reich, assassination, nazi, betrayal, ss, suspicion, friendship between men, conspiracy, repression, murderer, female protagonist, nazi occupation ...
Time: 1940s, year 1938, year 1942
Place: germany, prague, czechoslovakia, munich germany, prague czechoslovakia ...
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The Last Train (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, Czech Republic
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A group of people are imprisoned in a rail car bound from Berlin to a concentration camp in 1945.
Style: disturbing, realistic, bleak, serious, captivating
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, nazism, danger, life is a bitch, pow, confined, war, concentration camp, brutality, train ride, train ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1940s
Place: europe, germany
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