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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: talky, clever, serious, captivating, realistic, thought provoking, disturbing, sincere
Plot: head of state, holocaust, political unrest, war, politics, against humanity, state affairs, orphan, leadership, teenage life, ambition, heroes, military, artists and showbiz, winston churchill, josef stalin, diplomacy, reenactment, u.s. president, prime minister, newsreel footage, world war two
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, germany, soviet union, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and disturbing films with plots about war, world war two, politics, state affairs, heroes, society and wartime life mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like World War II: When Lions Roared: The Empty Mirror (1996), Copenhagen (2002), Day One (1989), Into the Storm (2009), Conspiracy (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: serious, talky, surreal, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: obsession, anti semitism, genocide, holocaust, head of state, downfall, leadership, war, idealism, introspection, wartime life, campaign ...
Place: europe, germany
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 7.5
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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: serious, talky, realistic, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: moral dilemma, wartime life, politics, war, state affairs, head of state, prodigy, friendship, inventions and discoveries, heroes, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen denmark
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86%
 7.7
 341
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: serious, captivating, realistic, thought provoking, tense
Plot: politics, state affairs, intrigue, laboratory, moral dilemma, wartime life, against humanity, rivalry, life is a bitch, nuclear threat, super weapon, nuclear holocaust ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: usa, new mexico, hiroshima japan, england, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, sincere, realistic, gloomy
Plot: prime minister, negotiation, head of state, leadership, war, state affairs, politics, heroes, couples, winston churchill, world war two, conference ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1940, year 1945
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 16K
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, realistic, disturbing, serious, sincere ...
Plot: holocaust, genocide, anti semitism, racism, war, leadership, politics, german, wartime life, against humanity, nazi, battles ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Hitler's S.S.: Portrait in Evil (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The two-part TV movie Hitler's SS: Portrait in Evil crystallizes that evil by concentrating on two Berlin brothers. In 1931, Helmut Hoffman (Bill Nighy) a brilliant student and self-styled opportunist, joins Hitler's SS. At the same time, ...
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: rise and fall, siblings relations, war, political unrest, wartime life, society, life is a bitch, uncover truth, moral dilemma, battles, coming of age, politics ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, bleak ...
Plot: head of state, assassination attempt, battle zone, political unrest, heroes, war, state affairs, leadership, wartime life, battles, danger, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: germany, europe, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Ike: Countdown to D-Day (2004)
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: serious, captivating, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The Founding of a Republic (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: China
Duration: 138 min.
Story: The Founding of a Republic is a Chinese historical film commissioned by China's film regulator and made by the state-owned China Film Group (CFG) to mark the 60th anniversary of the People's Republic of China. The film retells the tale of ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: politics, political unrest, revolution, war, state affairs, assassination, contests and competitions, leadership, battles, ambition, heroes, media ...
Place: china, taiwan, shanghai, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Last 4 Days (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The true story of the greatest manhunt of the century!
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: fascism, head of state, rise and fall, war, society, state affairs, life is a bitch, wartime life, against humanity, heroes, military, rivalry ...
Time: 40s, year 1945, 1940s
Place: alps, italy, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: During the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam, Otto Frank decides to hide his family, who are Jewish, after his daughter Margot is called to appear for transport to a Nazi labour camp. Miep Gies, Otto Frank's office assistant hides them in the attic ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, bleak, disturbing
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, anti heroes, survival, war, attic, human spirit, racism, wartime life, injustice, against humanity, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
A Bridge Too Far (1977)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
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, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: allies, soldier, army, bridge, war, behind enemy lines, map, military, heroic mission, danger, german, mission ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: netherlands, germany, europe, holland, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: battles, politics, war, against humanity, confined, danger, heroes, military, society, state affairs, holocaust, world war two ...
Place: denmark, europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.5
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April Morning (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A teenager grows up during the onset of the American revolution.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: military, revolution, coming of age, war, battles, politics, battle zone, state affairs, wooing, americana, heroes, hopes ...
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 8.0
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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, captivating, realistic
Plot: war, atomic bomb, politics, head of state, soldier, office, anti war, holocaust, political unrest, wartime life, battles, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: asia, usa, japan, new york, hiroshima japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Inner Circle (1991)
Genre: Drama
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: thought provoking, serious, realistic, disturbing, bleak
Plot: kgb, politics, political unrest, society, state affairs, head of state, orphan, injustice, life is a bitch, socialism, stalinism, projectionist ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 50s, 1940s ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Sun (2005)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Russia, Italy, Switzerland, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The Sun (Russian: Сóлнце, Solntse) is a 2005 Russian biographical film depicting Japanese Emperor Shōwa (Hirohito) during the final days of World War II. The film is the third drama in director Aleksandr Sokurov's trilogy, which included ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, disturbing, captivating
Plot: emperor, head of state, downfall, leadership, politics, war, state affairs, wartime life, military, society, totalitarianism, dinner ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1945
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Hitler: The Last Ten Days (1973)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Hitler: The Last Ten Days takes us into the depths of der Furher’s Berlin bunker during his final days. Based on the book by Gerhard Boldt, it provides a bleak look at the goings-on within, and without.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, captivating, disturbing
Plot: suicide, bunker, megalomaniac, head of state, losing-it hero, war, nazism, downfall, isolation, life turned upside down, against humanity, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Is Paris Burning? (1966)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: The title is Adolf Hitler's question to his chief of staff Alfred Jodl on the eve of the liberation of Paris (August 25): the military governor of Paris, General Dietrich von Choltitz, had been ordered to destroy Paris rather than let it fall ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, emotional, brutal ...
Plot: holocaust, war, rescue, gory, heroic mission, resistance, military, wartime life, against the odds, heroes, anti heroes, soldier ...
Time: 40s, year 1944, 1940s
Place: france, europe, paris france, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.0
 2K
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: serious, bleak, realistic, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: downfall, isolation, confined, state affairs, life is a bitch, human nature, introspection, wartime life, against humanity, confinement indoors, totalitarianism, siege ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1945
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Fat Man and Little Boy (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: This film reenacts the Manhattan Project, the secret wartime project in New Mexico where the first atomic bombs were designed and built.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: ego clash, danger, heroes, soldier, moral dilemma, military, nuclear bomb, nuclear, american soldier, desert, world war two, champagne ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945, 1940s
Place: new mexico, usa, germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.6
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MacArthur (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The film portrays MacArthur's (Gregory Peck) life from 1942, before the Battle of Bataan, to 1952, the time after he had been removed from his Korean War command by President Truman (Ed Flanders) for insubordination, and is recounted in ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: soldier, military, war, island, politics, daring rescue, leadership, anti war, heroic mission, military life, political unrest, battles ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: japan, korea, asia, the philippines, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.5
 12K
Emperor (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 105 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.
Style: serious, talky, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: emperor, investigation, atomic bomb, military, translator, war crime, occupation, politics, war, state affairs, soldier, moral dilemma ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, year 1945, 1930s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 7.2
 787
The White Rose (1982)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: During the Second World War, a small group of students at Munich University begin to question the decisions and sanity of Germany's Nazi government. The students form a resistance cell which they name the "White Rose" after a ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: resistance, rebellion, wartime life, war, against humanity, death sentence, sibling relationship, urban, state affairs, human spirit, rebelliousness, revolution ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1920s
Place: germany, europe, munich germany, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Grey Zone (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Nazi doctor, along with the Sonderkomando Jews – who are forced to work in the crematoria of Auschwitz against their fellow-Jews – find themselves in a moral grey zone.
Style: bleak, disturbing, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: holocaust, smuggling, survival, auschwitz, doctor, concentration camp, burned alive, redemption, rebellion, war, moral dilemma, anti semitism ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944, 1940s
Place: poland, germany, europe, budapest hungary, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Battle of Britain (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In 1940, the Royal Air Force fights a desperate battle against the might of the Luftwaffe for control of the skies over Britain, thus preventing the Nazi invasion of Britain.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, sincere, factual ...
Plot: aerial combat, war, heroic mission, battles, british history, politics, danger, heroes, military, soldier, rescue, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1940, 1930s
Place: england, europe, english channel, berlin germany, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.0
 7K
The Round Up (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, Germany, Hungary
Duration: 115 min.
Story: 1942. Joseph is eleven. And this June morning, he must go to school, a yellow star sown on his chest. He receives the support of a goods dealer. The mockery of a baker. Between kindness and contempt, Jo, his Jewish friends, their families, learn of ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, parents and children, anti semitism, genocide, war, injustice, against humanity, danger, family relations, life is a bitch, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942, 1940s
Place: europe, france, vichy, paris france, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Battle of Canudos (1997)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Brazil
Duration: 170 min.
Story: The film adaptation of Nobel Prize winning author, Mario Vargas Llosa's epic, The War At The End Of the World (La guerra del fin del mundo).
Style: serious, emotional, epic, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: politics, political unrest, wartime life, heroes, rebellion, war, society, state affairs, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, tragic hero, family in danger ...
Time: 19th century
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Mandela and de Klerk (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Sidney Poitier and Michael Caine both received Emmy nominations for their performances in this made-for-TV movie. The plot follows Nelson Mandela's 27-year struggle to end apartheid.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, thought provoking, uplifting ...
Plot: discrimination, racism, prison, political unrest, injustice, righting the wronged, fighting the system, heroes, hopes, rebellion, society, state affairs ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 80s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 186 min.
Story: In 1947, four German judges who served on the bench during the Nazi regime face a military tribunal to answer charges of crimes against humanity. Chief Justice Haywood hears evidence and testimony not only from lead defendant Ernst Janning and his ...
Style: talky, realistic, serious, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: courtroom drama, holocaust, judge, against humanity, courtroom, concentration camp, trial, genocide, war crime, cold war, legal action, nazism ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 60s, year 1945, year 1946 ...
Place: germany, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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