Movies and TV shows like Island at War

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Island at War (2004)
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Island at War (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 540 min.
TV show
Story: Island at War is a British television series that tells the story of the German Occupation of the Channel Islands. It primarily focuses on three local families: the upper class Dorrs, the middle class Mahys and the working class Jonases, and four German officers. The fictional island of St. Gregory serves as a stand-in for the real-life islands Jersey and Guernsey, and the story is compiled from the events on both islands. Produced by Granada Television in Manchester, Island at War had an estimated budget of £9,000,000 and was filmed on location in the Isle of Man from August 2003 to October 2003. When the series was shown in the UK, it appeared in six 70-minute episodes.
Style: tense, atmospheric, captivating, suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: world war two, occupation, wartime, island, wartime life, war, military, genocide, society, anti semitism, oppression, against humanity, invasion, holocaust, fighting the system, german occupation, life is a bitch, social problems, showdown, german, anti war, nazi occupation, romance
Time: post world war two
Place: england, europe

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Most similar movies to Island at War

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, realistic, serious and tense films and TV series with plots about war, world war two, wartime life, military, life is a bitch, danger and society mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like Island at War: Home Fires (2015), Piece of Cake (1988), The Winds of War (1983), Amar es para siempre (2005), Morocco: Love in Times of War (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Home Fires (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The story of a group of inspirational women in a rural Cheshire community with the shadow of World War II casting a dark cloud over their lives. As the conflict takes hold and separates the women from their husbands, fathers, sons and brothers, the ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, psychological, touching
Plot: world war two, village, female protagonist, strong female presence, wartime life, social relations, life is a bitch, society, friends, family relations, father son relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe
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Piece of Cake (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 312 min.
TV show
Story: The lives and loves of the men of RAF Hornet Squadron who are transferred to France at the outbreak of World Wat II in September 1939. For the most part the men are competent fliers but there is little action in the first several months. The men ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, exciting
Plot: world war two, aerial combats, battles, aviation, luftwaffe, wartime, friends, war, partners, heroes, soldier, military ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: europe
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100%
The Winds of War (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 883 min.
TV show
Story: In the late 1930s, world politics begin to head in a dangerous direction. In Europe, Germany expands and rearms and proceeds to annex several border countries into the Reich. Meanwhile, Italy attempts to establish a Facist Colonial Empire under ...
Style: epic, sentimental, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, luftwaffe, military, wartime, cheating wife, politics, refugee, behind enemy lines, jewish girl, u.s. navy, anti semitism ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: germany, italy, japan, berlin germany, china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Amar es para siempre (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The series is set in the Spanish Civil War and the first years of the Franco regime and tells the stories of characters who lived the aftermath of the war.
Style: captivating, tense
Plot: spanish civil war, civil war, social issues, war, suspense, society, wartime, life is a bitch, social relations, showdown, military, fighting the system ...
Time: 60s
Place: spain
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100%
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Morocco: Love in Times of War (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: Oblivious to the strife that awaits them, a group of young nurses from Spain's upper class head to war-torn Marocco in 1921 to help where help is needed. Many lessons in love and life are learned before they overcome deepest conflicts, grow as ...
Style: psychological, captivating, tense, thought provoking, medical drama
Plot: sexism, interracial romance, nurse, war, wartime, adaptation, society, world war one, soldier, physician, female soldier, military ...
Time: 1920s
Place: spain, morocco, middle east, north africa
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100%
World on Fire (2019)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 57 min.
TV show
Story: The story of World War II told through the intertwining fates of ordinary people from all sides of this global conflict as they grapple with the effect of the war on their everyday lives.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, captivating, disturbing, retro
Plot: world war two, soldier, military, singer, musician, gay, wartime life, society, military life, ordinary people, life is a bitch, wartime ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: manchester
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42%
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
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42%
War and Remembrance (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 1620 min.
TV show
Story: War and Remembrance is an American miniseries based on the novel of the same name by Herman Wouk. It is the sequel to highly successful The Winds of War.
Style: saga, captivating, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, war, holocaust, nazi germany, military, german, submarine, nazi, wartime, winston churchill, soldier, behind enemy lines ...
Time: 1940s
Place: europe, asia, japan, pearl harbor, pacific ocean ...
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Warriors (1999)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 175 min.
TV show
Story: If the conflict in Bosnia has become something of a forgotten war, it's not for the want of trying from the immensely powerful BBC film Warriors, the story of five young soldiers and their harrowing experiences in the region.
Style: rough, bleak, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Plot: bosnian war, war crime, genocide, balkan war, aid worker, ethnic cleansing, atrocity, ethnic, wartime life, anti war, war, military ...
Place: bosnia herzegovina, former yugoslavia, europe, bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Sword of Honour (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 208 min.
Story: Guy Crouchback joins the war effort during World War 2, an idealistic quest to join the forces of good in the fight against evil. But his efforts is not rewarded, he never has any chance to join any real fighting, circumstances always prevent it. ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, touching, semi autobiographical ...
Plot: world war two, military, love triangle, fighting the system, life is a bitch, military life, betrayal, haunted by the past, soldier, love and romance, society, basic training ...
Time: future, 1940s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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
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39%
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Land Girls (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 225 min.
TV show
Story: The lives, loves and highs and lows of four members of the Women's Land Army working at the Hoxley Estate during World War II.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, wartime life, life is a bitch, family relations, military, strong female presence, friendship, soldier, rise and fall, love, women, intrigue ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Bomb Girls (2012)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Focusing on a group of women working in a munitions plant during World War II, this ensemble drama depicts the dangers and new experiences they face.
Style: captivating, realistic, stylized, serious, tense
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, wartime life, working woman, factory, life is a bitch, sexism, workplace, gender, society, accident, strong female presence, strong female lead ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
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Generation War (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 270 min.
TV show
Story: Berlin, 1941. Five friends eager to become heroes in an adventure that will change the face of Europe - and that will forever change them as well.
Style: tense, captivating, serious, thought provoking, mind blowing ...
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Fortunes of War (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 407 min.
TV show
Story: Fortunes of War is a 1987 BBC television adaptation of Olivia Manning's cycle of novels Fortunes of War. It stars Kenneth Branagh as Guy Pringle, lecturer in English Literature in Bucharest during the early part of the Second World War, and ...
Style: realistic, serious, clever, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: world war two, resistance, spy, activist, infidelity, lecturer, couples, betrayal, military, intrigue, unfulfillment, life is a bitch ...
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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 ...
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Strange Gardens (2003)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lucien, 14, can’t understand why his father, a serious and respected teacher, makes a fool of himself by dressing up as a clown and giving a show. André, Lucien’s father’s best friend, feels for the teenager and decides to reveal something ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, tense
Plot: world war two, occupied france, german occupation, nazi occupation, french resistance, sabotage, suspense, resistance, wartime life, wartime, war, fighting the system ...
Time: 1940s
Place: france
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37%
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X Company (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: An emotionally-driven character drama, set in the thrilling and dangerous world of WWII espionage and covert operations. It follows the stories of five highly skilled young recruits - Canadian, American and British - torn from their ordinary lives ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, espionage, spy, heroic mission, secret agents, war, undercover, rivalry, friendship, suspense, women, nazi ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe
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37%
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The Boat (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany, France, UK, Italy
Duration: 293 min.
TV show
Story: Life aboard a German U-Boat during World War II.
Style: bleak, gloomy, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, submarine, navy, sinking ship, battles, torpedo, military, military life, survival, confined, life is a bitch, nazism ...
Time: year 1941, 20th century, 1940s
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37%
Our World War (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK
TV show
Story: During the First World War, British troops face the horrors of the Battle of Mons in 1914, internal strife in 1916 and innovative tank warfare in 1918.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful, stylized
Plot: world war one, battles, military, soldier, war, battle zone, british soldier, wartime, wartime life, military life, struggle for survival, nature ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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 ⇓
37%
Varian's War: The Forgotten Hero (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Varian Fry rescues more than 2,000 artists from Nazi persecution during World War II.
Style: serious, sincere, emotional, tense, realistic
Plot: world war two, uncover truth, hidden identity, wartime life, escapades, against humanity, moral dilemma, rescue, society, state affairs, life is a bitch, politics ...
Time: 20th century
Place: france, europe, marseille, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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A Secret (2007)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In 1953, a sensitive French boy finds out from a neighbor that his family's Jewish. François Grimbert becomes a physician, and gradually peels the layers of his buried family history which resulted in his difficult upbringing, raised as ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, missing person, holocaust, occupation, wartime life, against humanity, family disapproval, haunted by the past, jewish, children in wartime, war, mafia ...
Time: 20th century, post world war two, 50s, 1940s
Place: europe, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, serious, bleak, gloomy, disturbing ...
Plot: world war two, rabbi, holocaust, jewish, confined, society, survival, war, life is a bitch, against humanity, human spirit, misfit ...
Time: 1940s
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.0
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The Wall (1982)
Genre: Action, War, Drama
Country: Poland, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A dramatic re-enactment of the Warsaw Ghetto Jewish uprising in April 1943 were 650 armed members of the Jewish Fighting Organization of Poland held off a 3,000 strong Nazi force in which only a handful of Jews survived. Tom Conti plays Dolek ...
Style: tense, captivating, thought provoking, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, racism, nazi, anti semitism, survival, war, confined, against humanity, military, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.8
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The Blockhouse (1973)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of Slave workers, drafted by the Nazis to help construct their coastal defenses in 1944 are trapped in an underground bunker when the Allies land at Normandy on D-Day. They find huge dtores of food but not enough candles. The slow dying of ...
Style: suspenseful, gloomy, bleak, realistic, serious
Plot: world war two, bunker, d day, survival, battles, holocaust, wartime life, prison, war, human spirit, confined, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Waiting for Anya (2020)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Belgium
Duration: 109 min.
Story: During the harrows of WWII, Jo, a young shepherd along with the help of the widow Horcada, helps to smuggle Jewish children across the border from southern France into Spain.
Style: disturbing, sincere, captivating
Plot: world war two, wartime life, nazi occupation, deportation, occupation, jewish, social problems, military, german occupation, jew persecution, wartime, children in wartime ...
Time: year 1942
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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 ⇓
36%
The Aryan Couple (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 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, realistic ...
Plot: concentration camp, world war two, holocaust, genocide, anti semitism, uncover truth, undercover, hidden identity, life is a bitch, survival, moral dilemma, forbidden love ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, year 1944
Place: germany, hungary, switzerland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Uprising (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 177 min.
Story: Jews rise up in the Warsaw Ghetto against the Nazis in 1943.
Style: uplifting, captivating, serious, rough, political ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, jewish ghetto, rebellion, human spirit, anti semitism, life is a bitch, survival, wartime life, against humanity, politics, society ...
Time: post world war two, 1940s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: germany, europe, warsaw poland, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%