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Island at War (2004)
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, island, occupation, anti semitism, anti war, genocide, holocaust, romance, wartime life, against humanity, military, society, 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, captivating and bleak films and TV series with plots about war, world war two, military, danger, life is a bitch, wartime life and against humanity mostly in Drama, War and Action genres. Some movies like Island at War: Our World War (2014), Generation Kill (2008), Warriors (1999), War and Remembrance (1988), Behind Enemy Lines (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Our World War (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK
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: serious, captivating, realistic, stylized, suspenseful
Plot: battles, war, soldier, battle zone, military, world war one, british
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe
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Generation Kill (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Marines prepare to invade Iraq at the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom; while the soldiers wait to receive their orders, they learn a Rolling Stone columnist will be embedded with them
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, marines, military, anti war, soldier, battles, iraq war, military life, battle zone, morality, courage, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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Warriors (1999)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 175 min.
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: bleak, serious, realistic, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: genocide, atrocity, war crime, soldier, gory, war, anti war, bosnian war, wartime life, against humanity, military, state affairs ...
Place: bosnia, europe, former yugoslavia, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
War and Remembrance (1988)
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.
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, captivating, epic
Plot: war, soldier, d day, behind enemy lines, massacre, german, human spirit, officers and cadets, military life, political unrest, battles, heroes ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: asia, europe, japan, battleship, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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Behind Enemy Lines (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Professor-turned-spy Col. Calvin Turner and his associate, workaholic Lt. Shelley Flynn, plan a daring rescue behind enemy lines in World War II German-occupied Norway of a brilliant scientist who may or may not be aiding the Germans.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Plot: war, espionage, military, undercover, criminal heroes, wartime life, against humanity, chases and races, danger, escapades, heroes, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century
Place: england, europe, london, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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X Company (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 44 min.
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: espionage, war, secret agents, spy, heroic mission, danger, undercover, working undercover, good versus evil, heroes, rivalry
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 8.2
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Home Fires (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
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: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: village, village life, wartime life, friends, social relations, life is a bitch, society, female protagonist, husband wife relationship, woman, british, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 8.2
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Come and See (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
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 ...
Style: bleak, surreal, realistic, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: against humanity, genocide, anti war, atrocity, insanity, military, surrealism, occupation, nazis, wehrmacht, teenage girl, holocaust ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1940s
Place: russia, europe, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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The Diary of Anne Frank (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK
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: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Plot: against humanity, diary, survival, jewish, nazi occupation, holocaust, anti heroes, girl, human spirit, confined, life is a bitch, anti semitism ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 8.4
 646
Piece of Cake (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 312 min.
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, exciting, realistic, captivating
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Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 8.3
 524
War & Peace (1972)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 890 min.
Story: The classic BBC dramatisation of Tolstoy's epic story of love and loss set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars. Anthony Hopkins heads the cast as Pierre Bezuhov (a role for which he won the 1972 Best Actor BAFTA); Morag Hood is the ...
Style: serious, exciting, epic, realistic, intellectual
Plot: war, napoleonic wars, couple relations, parents and children, romance, rich and poor, social differences, political unrest, wartime life, battles, military, society ...
Time: 19th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Saboteurs (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Norway
Duration: 45 min.
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
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Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: norway, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.1
 146
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: serious, bleak, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: anti semitism, holocaust, survival, racism, ghetto, against humanity, war, confined, heroes, against the odds, danger, escapades ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.7
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Varian's War: The Forgotten Hero (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Passing Bells (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Occupation (2009)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.3
 112
The Only Way (1970)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Denmark, Panama, UK
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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, serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Voyage of the Damned (1976)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A luxury liner carries Jewish refugees from Hitler's Germany in a desperate fight for survival.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, ship, anti semitism, anti heroes, fugitives, war, cruise ship, immigrants, on the run, rescue, survival, human spirit ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: cuba, germany, europe, latin america, hamburg germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.8
 2K
Colditz (2005)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 185 min.
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Style: serious, realistic
Plot: soldier, military, pow, war, palaces castles and temples, human spirit, captivity, romance, prison life, battles, confined, love affair ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1939
Place: europe, germany, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Anne Frank: The Whole Story (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Czech Republic, USA
Duration: 180 min.
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Style: serious, emotional, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: genocide, holocaust, against humanity, survival, attic, anti semitism, dentist, d day, diary, concentration camp, anti heroes, war ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Fortunes of War (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 407 min.
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: gloomy, serious, realistic, clever, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, unlikely couple, betrayal, war, lecturer, intrigue, opposites attract, military life, political intrigue, wartime life, politics, dishonesty ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: africa, egypt, bucharest, europe, greece ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.3
 4K
Uprising (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 177 min.
Story: Jews rise up in the Warsaw Ghetto against the Nazis in 1943.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: ghetto, anti semitism, holocaust, deportation, anti heroes, survival, war, human spirit, genocide, heroic mission, political unrest, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1943
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The Island on Bird Street (1997)
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: serious, bleak, realistic, tense
Plot: ghetto, starvation, young heroes, survival, orphan, human spirit, war, innocence lost, anti semitism, holocaust, wartime life, against humanity ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: bleak, serious, realistic, disturbing, captivating
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, train ride, against humanity, nazism, concentration camp, confined, train, life is a bitch, war, danger, pow ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1943
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Zookeeper (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Denmark, UK, Czech Republic, Netherlands
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jonah Ludovic (Sam Neill) is a custodian at a small municipal zoo. After a night of heavy shelling Ludovic arrives at his job to find the staff abandoning the zoo. He joins a skeleton crew that includes an elderly guard and a veterinarian (Om ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: tragic hero, survival, war, wartime life, fighting the system, danger, society, state affairs, terrorism, chaos and mayhem, political unrest, animal life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: bosnia herzegovina, sarajevo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
It Happened Here (1965)
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.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: german occupation, hospital, politics, military, fascism, uncover truth, anti war, war, countryside, political unrest, against humanity, danger ...
Time: 40s, 1910s, 1940s
Place: england, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Sword of Honour (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 191 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: gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: military, fighting the system, soldier, war, british army, innocence lost, love triangle, basic training, military life, wartime life, a.i., betrayal ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 8.5
 20K
Generation War (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 148 min.
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: captivating, tense, serious, epic, realistic ...
Plot: military, holocaust, soldier, german, against humanity, atrocity, nazism, war, anti semitism, friendship, danger, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.4
 5K
Nuremberg (2000)
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 ...
Plot: anti semitism, courtroom drama, courtroom, holocaust, war crime, psychologist, execution, judge, dedicated lawyer, nazism, leadership, uncover truth ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: england, europe, france, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
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