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A Day for Lionhearts (1961)
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A Day for Lionhearts (1961)
Original name: Un giorno da leoni
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 118 min.
Story: September the 8th 1943, Rome, that crucial day, the armistice, in the town many life change their way. Danilo escapes the fascist enlist, while Michele succeeded to leave his administration moving from Rome. On the way to come back Rome the two meets Gino and all together will try to pass trough the Gothic Line (separating Nazi occupied Italy by Allied liberated Italy). They are intercepted by the Germans and find a temporary refugee in an abandoned cellar full of Italian soldier escaping the Germans. Now also an Italian partisan, Edoardo and Orlando are part of the group. Their goal is to bomb an important bridge. But Edoardo is captured and sentenced to death. The three and Orlando decide to bomb the bridge anyway. They will succeed thanks to the sacrifice of Danilo, and Germans will attribute the commando action to American Parachutists, ignoring the bravery of 4 normal Italian citizens.
Plot: world war two, train, civil war, friendship, partisan, bomb, resistance, commando, german army, sabotage, italian soldier, truce, bridge, explosion
Place: rome italy, italy

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Most similar movies to A Day for Lionhearts

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out bleak, serious, realistic and epic films with plots about world war two, partisan, nazi, explosion, resistance, train and machine gun mostly in War, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like A Day for Lionhearts: The Four Days of Naples (1962), La grande quercia (1997), Operation Snafu (1970), Wild Wind (1985), Uomini e no (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Four Days of Naples (1962)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The film shows the history of the Neapolitan popular revolt against the invading Germans, during the second world war. During the four days in Naples the revolt turns over in just few hours. Neapolitans slinged on rifles and guns, and they armed ...
Plot: resistance, civil war, rebellion, boy, world war two, italian history, resistance movement, nazi soldier, anti nazi, german army, partisan, barricade
Time: 1940s
Place: italy, naples italy
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La grande quercia (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In 1943, Vincenzio and Maria take their children to his father's Tuscan farm. Vincenzio commutes to Rome where he's a physician and, in the hospital basement, prints an anti-Fascist paper. His brother is in the Resistance; his father ...
Plot: world war two, brother brother relationship, truce, family relations, nazi occupation, fascism, resistance
Time: 1940s
Place: rome italy, italy, tuscany
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Operation Snafu (1970)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Italy, Yugoslavia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In WWII, a commando was sent in a secret mission in Sicily. They had a reluctant Italian prisoner of war to help them.
Plot: world war two, commando, italian fascism, german occupation, german army, commando raid, cafe, cigarette smoking
Place: sicily, italy
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Wild Wind (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: August 1943, Europe. The tentacles of the German octopus have begun to recoil. As the Nazis retreat, their concern focuses on the supply of oil from the refineries of Romania. Without the flow of "black gold", Germany's doom is ...
Plot: world war two, partisan, russian, murder, death, train, violence, nazi, hanged man, river, traitor, battles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Uomini e no (1980)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In Milan, in the winter of 1944, the ruthless Cane Nero leads the fascists against the partisans. Enne 2, one of the leading figures of the C.N.L., meets Berta, whom he loved three years ago, but Berta refuses to leave her husband for him. Enne 2 is ...
Plot: love, world war two, nazi occupation, resistance, resistance movement, partisan, italian history, fascist, italian fascism
Time: 1940s
Place: milan italy, italy, turin italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Demolition Squad (1967)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The Germans held the strategically important airport, where planes were taking off to bombard partisans positions. Headquarters of one a partisan unit sent a few commandos to blow up airplanes and airport in the air.
Plot: partisan, mission, nazi, cave, train, mountain, commando, army, air raid, hostage, world war two, battles ...
Place: former yugoslavia
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The Bombers (1973)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Two best friends, former Partisans, must face new challenges after the war.
Plot: world war two, mountain, bomber, river, nazi, girl, mission, commando, hospital, train, night, prisoner ...
Time: post world war two
⇓ similarity ⇓
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July 13th (1982)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: This is a movie about the start of people's uprising in Montenegro in World War II. After the capitulation of the Yugoslav Royal Army in April 1941, the Italians managed to infiltrate their puppet regime in Montenegro. However, people ...
Style: epic
Plot: world war two, partisan, mountain, reprisal, bomb, party, death, wine, battles, massacre, resistance, tragic event ...
Time: year 1941
Place: former yugoslavia, montenegro
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Duration: 135 min.
Story: After the 8th September 1943 north of Italy is occupied by Germans. Italian army collapsed and the soldiers are escaped to the mountains trying to set up a resistance. Many civilians did the same and Johnny, an English literature student, is among ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, exciting, bleak
Plot: partisan, resistance movement, resistance, murder, fascism, war zone, italian history, wartime life, italian fascism, world war two, dog, truce ...
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 28
The Verdict (1977)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the conflict with the enemy in one battle lost in advance, the risk to die in vain, partisan Mitko Angelov, fleeing from the battlefield. He climbs onto the train and goes to see his mother, who has just returned from internment. When he returned ...
Plot: world war two, partisan, commissioner, battles, death, horse, attack, mother, river, prison, motorcycle, mythology ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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My Way Home (1965)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Hungary
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In the final days of World War II, a young Hungarian is making his way home, through countryside full of the debris of war, when he is captures and imprisoned by Russians. Left in the custody of a young Russian soldier, the two youths form a ...
Plot: train, wounded soldier, young soldier, friendship, world war two, bolshevik, loss of friend, male nudity, female nudity, student, villa, statue ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 85 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: nazi, female nudity, death of loved one, german soldier, train, wounded soldier, male protagonist, jewish, soldier, world war two, bomb, singer ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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War Fever (1969)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A twist of fate leads a recent Westpoint grad into being responsible for the execution of two fellow American GIs. The young lieutenant comes of age, and the two battle hardened veterans achieve a state of grace through acts of sacrifice.
Plot: tank, small town, world war two, prisoner, death of child, ambush, german army, firing squad, chaplain, german, death sentence, army ...
Time: 1940s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Man Who Will Come (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A group of Italian villagers struggle to survive during a tumultuous time in 1943, debating how much assistance to give the partisans with the impending arrival of the Germans. Based on True Events.
Style: serious, captivating, atmospheric, bleak, realistic
Plot: world war two, family relations, youth, against humanity, life is a bitch, parents and children, village life, village, german army, social relations, mute or deaf, society ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1944, year 1943
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: War, Drama
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: During World War II, a tough officer organizes a commando raid into Germany.
Plot: commando, commando raid, woman, human, weapons, train, bunker, mission, tank, german soldier, pilot, general ...
Time: year 1944, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Silent Gunpowder (Serbo-Croatian: Gluvi barut) is a Yugoslavian war film Based on a novel by Branko Ćopić and set during World War II, the film tells the story of a Serbian village in the mountains of Bosnia and its villagers who found themselves ...
Style: silent film
Plot: world war two, communist, partisan, mountain, communism, civil war, death, fear, rock, lieutenant, priest, mission ...
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Massacre in Rome (1973)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, War
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Genre: Drama, War
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Duration: 200 min.
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Style: uplifting, touching, sentimental, emotional, serious ...
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Time: 20th century, 1940s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Genre: Comedy, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 88 min.
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Plot: world war two, hitler, italian soldier, italian army, fake identity, cowardice, truce
Time: 1940s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: War, Drama, Adventure
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 102 min.
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Time: 1940s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, War
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Duration: 105 min.
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Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, vengeance, battles, military, soldier, war, rivalry, confined, escapades, adventure, prisoner of war camp, german army ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, Soviet Union
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Plot: italian army, world war two, eastern front, nazism, nazi, italian history, soldier, italian soldier, great patriotic war, partisan, red army, italian abroad ...
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In June of 1942 Germans and their collaborators decide to get rid of partisans and their stronghold in the woods of Mount Kozara in Northern Bosnia. They encircle the mountain and begin the mop up operation. Out gunned and outnumbered the partisans ...
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A story of a boy, forced to grow mature before his time and to die too early because of the cruel war circumstances. This film is dedicated to all the children who have died during the National Liberation War.
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Genre: Drama, War
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31%
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Genre: Action, Drama, War
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Duration: 83 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, War
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