Movies and TV shows like Island at War

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Island at War
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 540 min.
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: atmospheric, serious, bleak, realistic, stylized, suspenseful, captivating, tense
Plot: war, anti semitism, anti war, island, genocide, holocaust, romance, wartime life, against humanity, military, society, occupation, oppression, german, nazi occupation, invasion, world war two
Place: england, europe
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, bleak and captivating films and TV series with plots about war, against humanity, wartime life, world war two, society, holocaust and confined mostly in War, Drama and History genres. Some movies like Island at War: Voyage of the Damned (1976), Uprising (2001), It Happened Here (1965), Escape from Sobibor (1987), Stalingrad (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Genre: Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: It is the Second World War. The Nazis have invaded Britain. There is a split between the resistance and those who prefer to collaborate with the invaders for a quiet life. The protagonist, a nurse, is caught in the middle.
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Escape from Sobibor
Genre: Drama, History, War
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Come and See
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Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 142 min.
Story: The invasion of a village in Byelorussia by German forces sends young Florya into the forest to join the weary Resistance fighters, against his family's wishes. There he meets a girl, Glasha, who accompanies him back to his village. On ...
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Massacre in Rome
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The Red and the White
Genre: Drama, War
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The Diary of Anne Frank
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
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Duration: 100 min.
Story: Called the most accurate adaptation of Anne Frank’s moving diary, the film chronicles the Frank family as they flee from the Nazis in Amsterdam. Hiding behind a bookcase in a secret annex with random bombs exploding, Anne faces friction with her ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, captivating ...
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War and Remembrance
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 620 min.
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.
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Nuremberg
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Justice Robert H. Jackson leads Allied prosecutors in trying 21 Germans for Nazi war crimes after World War II.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, captivating, disturbing ...
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Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: england, europe, france, germany
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Eleni
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Nick is a writer in New York when he gets posted to a bureau in Greece. He has waited 30 years for this. He wants to know why his mother was killed in the civil war years earlier. In a parallel plot line we see Nick as a young boy and his family as ...
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My Mother's Courage
Genre: Drama, War
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Duration: 89 min.
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Style: bleak, serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: concentration camp, moral dilemma, anti semitism, war, family in danger, holocaust, genocide, wartime life, battles, against humanity, confined, danger ...
Time: 1940s
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The Island on Bird Street
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Denmark, UK, Germany, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Alex is an 11-year old boy who, during WWII, hides in the Jewish ghetto from Nazis after all the relatives have been sent to the concentration camp. The movie portrays the ghetto through his eyes.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: young heroes, survival, ghetto, human spirit, war, innocence lost, anti semitism, holocaust, starvation, wartime life, against humanity, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe, poland
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Land and Freedom
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Spain, Germany, Italy, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The movie narrates the story of David Carr, an unemployed worker and member of the Communist Party of Great Britain. In 1936 he decides to fight for the Republican side in the Spanish Civil War, an anti-fascist coalition of liberals, communists and ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, thought provoking, emotional ...
Plot: working class, spanish civil war, war, politics, fighting the system, idealism, civil war, betrayal, realism, political unrest, fascism, wartime ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 90s
Place: spain, england, europe, barcelona, barcelona spain
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    User:   46%
 
 6.9
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Murphy's War
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Murphy is the sole survivor of his crew, that has been massacred by a German U-Boat in the closing days of World War II. He is rescued, and ends up at a forgotten mission station near the mouth of the Orinoco, and begins to plot his vengeance. He ...
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, melancholic ...
Plot: war, revenge, vengeance, obsession, island, submarine, murder, soldier, irish, sacrifice, german, violence ...
Place: germany, ireland, europe, africa, tokyo ...
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    User:   53%
 
In the Presence of Mine Enemies
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.
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Plot: ghetto, survival, rabbi, sexual abuse, holocaust, war, wartime life, family life, against humanity, society, family relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, poland, warsaw poland
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The Truce
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 ...
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Time: 20th century, 40s
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The Only Way
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Denmark, Panama, UK
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Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
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Story: This film depicts World War II through the eyes of several Dutch students. It follows them through the beginning of the war, the Nazi occupation and the liberation.
Style: stylized, realistic, tense, serious, disturbing ...
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