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World War II: When Lions Roared (1994)
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World War II: When Lions Roared (1994)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Based upon the actual cables between Washington, London and Moscow during the Second World War, this TV-movie examines the relationship between the leaders of these countries throughout the conflict. Franklin D. Roosevelt (John Lithgow), Winston Churchill (Bob Hoskins) and Joseph Stalin (Michael Caine), spring to life as real but imperfect people who nevertheless are great leaders fighting a great war.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, clever, serious, captivating, realistic, disturbing, contemplative, talky
Plot: world war two, josef stalin, war, teenage life, holocaust, military, heroes, politics, orphan, ambition, artists and showbiz, political unrest, head of state, leadership, against humanity, state affairs, british politics, u.s. president, diplomacy, winston churchill, prime minister, newsreel footage, reenactment
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: germany, europe, soviet union, usa, britain

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and bleak films with plots about world war two, war, state affairs, military, heroes, wartime life and politics mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like World War II: When Lions Roared: Into the Storm (2009), The Gathering Storm (2002), The Empty Mirror (1996), The Inner Circle (1991), The Only Way (1970). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Into the Storm (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: This powerful follow-up to “The Gathering Storm” follows Churchill from 1940 to 1945 as he guided his beleaguered nation through the crucible of the war years--even as his marriage was encountering its own struggles.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy
Plot: winston churchill, world war two, prime minister, negotiation, state affairs, leadership, politics, head of state, war, political leader, diplomacy, defeat ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1945, year 1940
Place: england, europe
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The Gathering Storm (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A love story offering an intimate look inside the marriage of Winston and Clementine Churchill during a particularly troubled, though little-known, moment in their lives.
Style: serious, realistic, talky, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: winston churchill, politics, british history, world war two, war, head of state, state affairs, couple relations, rise to the top, society, fascism, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, year 1934
Place: england, germany, europe
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100%
The Empty Mirror (1996)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Adolf Hitler faces himself and must come to terms with his infamous career in an imaginary post-war subterranean bunker where he reviews historical films, dictates his memoirs and encounters Eva Braun, Josef Goebbels, Hermann Göring and Sigmund ...
Style: captivating, surreal, thought provoking, talky, contemplative ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, genocide, obsession, anti semitism, against humanity, head of state, leadership, politics, confined, state affairs, hopes ...
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
The Inner Circle (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Soviet Union, USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: The true story of Ivan Sanchin, the KGB officer who was Stalin's private film projectionist from 1939 until the dictator's death. Told from Sanchin's view, the sympathetic but tragically flawed hero maintains unwavering faith in his ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, politics, kgb, state affairs, head of state, political unrest, injustice, dictatorship, projectionist, stalinism, love, josef stalin ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 50s ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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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: contemplative, bleak, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, war, state affairs, against humanity, heroes, confined, danger, battles, military, politics, society ...
Time: 1940s
Place: denmark, europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Beyond the Front Line (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A movie based on real wartime diaries tells the story of the Swedish speaking Finns' infantry regiment 61. The story follows the regiment during the Continuation War from 1942 to 1944 and from Syväri to the Karelian Isthmus where they faced ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: world war two, military, wartime life, chaos and mayhem, heroic mission, state affairs, battles, against humanity, politics, soldier, war, infantrymen ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, finland, russia, eastern europe
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82%
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Copenhagen (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: No one knows for sure what transpired when German physicist Werner Heisenberg met with his Jewish Danish counterpart, Niels Bohr, in Copenhagen -- the event became the stuff of modern scientific mythology. Director Howard Davies puts his spin on the ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, serious, disturbing, talky ...
Plot: moral dilemma, prodigy, inventions and discoveries, friendship, wartime life, state affairs, society, politics, nuclear threat, super weapon, physics, scientist ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen denmark, copenhagen
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79%
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 363
Day One (1989)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Hungarian physicist Leo Szilard leaves Europe, eventually arriving in the United States. With the help of Einstein, he persuades the government to build an atomic bomb. The project is given to no-nonsense Gen. Leslie Groves who selects physicist J. ...
Style: tense, thought provoking, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: politics, world war two, super weapon, intrigue, rivalry, moral dilemma, wartime life, laboratory, nuclear threat, fight for supremacy, nuclear holocaust, state affairs ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 40s, 20th century
Place: usa, new mexico, new york, europe, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: This is the story of the senior-level preparations for the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944 from the time of Dwight D. Eisenhower's appointment as the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, to the establishment of the beachhead in Normandy. The film ...
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, captivating ...
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Hiroshima (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada, Japan
Duration: 185 min.
Story: Hiroshima is a 1995 Japanese / Canadian film directed by Koreyoshi Kurahara and Roger Spottiswoode about the decision-making processes that led to the dropping of the atomic bombs by the United States on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: world war two, war, nuclear, politics, atomic bomb, vengeance, moral dilemma, surrender, state affairs, heroes, society, danger ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1945
Place: japan, usa, new york, asia, hiroshima japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Conspiracy (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The historical recreation of the 1942 Wannsee Conference, in which Nazi and SS leaders gathered in a Berlin suburb to discuss the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question". Lead by SS-General Reinhard Heydrich, this group of high ranking ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, factual, intense, atmospheric ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, genocide, war crime, racism, politics, conspiracy, human spirit, wartime life, state affairs, world war two, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
A Bridge Too Far (1977)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: A Bridge Too Far tells the story of Operation Market Garden, the failed attempt by the allies to end the war quickly by securing three bridges in Holland and allowing access over the Rhine into Germany. A combination of poor allied intelligence and ...
Style: epic, realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: war, world war two, behind enemy lines, allies, army, heroic mission, battle zone, against the odds, soldier, mission, resistance, danger ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944, 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, History
Country: Russia, Italy, Switzerland, France
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: disturbing, thought provoking, captivating, serious, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Finland
Duration: 117 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
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Style: disturbing, bleak, captivating, serious, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 106 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, melancholic, epic, intense ...
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Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 40s, 1950s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 109 min.
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Style: captivating, thought provoking, realistic, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: fascism, world war two, war, military, head of state, rise and fall, society, life is a bitch, wartime life, distopia, against humanity, state affairs ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1945, 20th century
Place: alps, milan italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Country: USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: Well-intentioned history lesson; the decision to drop the atom bomb, the secrecy surrounding the mission, and the men who flew it.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, rough, bleak
Plot: world war two, atomic bomb, wartime life, moral dilemma, nuclear holocaust, super weapon, secret place, battles, against humanity, state affairs, war, military ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, bleak, disturbing
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, anti hero, indoor, confined, against humanity, on the run, anti heroes, hopes, life is a bitch, war ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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The Bunker (1981)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Dramatization depicting the events surrounding Adolf Hitler's last weeks in and around his underground bunker in Berlin before and during the battle for the city.
Style: realistic, bleak, disturbing, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: nazi germany, world war two, against humanity, hitler, adolf hitler, downfall, confined, state affairs, life is a bitch, confinement indoors, wartime life, introspection ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Fat Man and Little Boy (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 127 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, factual, intense, suspense ...
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Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945, 70s
Place: usa, new mexico, germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Country: China
Duration: 138 min.
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Style: serious, captivating, rough, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: politics, state affairs, military, assassination, revolution, political unrest, heroes, ambition, battles, historical event, media, communist party ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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: bleak, suspenseful, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, heroes, war, escapades, against humanity, society, confined, military, danger, ghetto ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Plot to Kill Hitler (1990)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Yugoslavia, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A historical recreation of the 1944 attempt by several German High Command Officers to assassinate Adolf Hitler and take control of the German government.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, battles, conspiracy, heroes, assassination attempt, deadly, head of state, political unrest, wartime life, battle zone, distopia, war ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.1
 1K
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Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Germany
Duration: 159 min.
Story: Knut Hamsun is Norway's most famous and admired author. Ever since he was young he has hated the English for the starvation they caused Norway during WWI. When the Germans occupy Norway 9 April 1940 he welcomes them and the protection they can ...
Style: contemplative, sincere, emotional, uplifting, talky ...
Plot: world war two, writer's life, holocaust, anti war, human nature, family relations, war, state affairs, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, rebellion, family life ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s
Place: norway, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.2
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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, suspenseful, rough, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: fascism, military life, military, prison life, isolation, confined, danger, wartime life, genocide, captivity, prison, society ...
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Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Last Lieutenant (1993)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Norway
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Norwegian war drama. The old sea-captain retires, but the next day German WWII occupation of Norway begins. He then kisses his wife good-bye and is off to Army HQ. There he finds a lack of leadership and morale that offends him. They even laugh at ...
Style: emotional, sincere, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
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Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: germany, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.5
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Emperor (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: As the Japanese surrender at the end of WWII, Gen. Fellers is tasked with deciding if Emperor Hirohito will be hanged as a war criminal. Influencing his ruling is his quest to find Aya, an exchange student he met years earlier in the U.S.
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Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 40s ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.2
 395
Margaret (2009)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A detailed and compelling portrait of one of the most formidable characters in British politics as she faces her final days in power. The year is 1990 and Margaret Thatcher's support within the government is wavering - her hold on the ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere, rough ...
Plot: prime minister, politics, leadership, female politician, head of state, state affairs, life is a bitch, british politics, downfall, british prime minister, king of england, queen elizabeth ii
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 90s
Place: britain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%