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World War II: When Lions Roared
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 serious, realistic, captivating and disturbing films with plots about war, politics, state affairs, world war two, society, against humanity and wartime life mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like World War II: When Lions Roared: The Empty Mirror (1996), The Winds of War (1983), Nuremberg (2000), Conspiracy (2001), Copenhagen (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Empty Mirror
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
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The Winds of War
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
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Duration: 720 min.
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 ...
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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.
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Conspiracy
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 ...
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Copenhagen
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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 ...
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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 ...
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War and Remembrance
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Style: disturbing, serious, bleak, realistic, captivating
Plot: rise to the top, anti semitism, fascism, hitler, against humanity, politics, racism, ambition, state affairs, head of state, leadership, political unrest ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1910s, 1920s ...
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    User:   53%
 
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Max
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Duration: 106 min.
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Style: realistic, talky, serious, gloomy, thought provoking ...
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Europa Europa
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Country: Germany, France, Poland
Duration: 112 min.
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Style: realistic, epic, serious, dramatic, captivating ...
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Is Paris Burning?
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MacArthur
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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, rough, realistic, dramatic ...
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It Happened Here
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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, disturbing, realistic, rough ...
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Haven
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Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 180 min.
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Style: serious, disturbing, uplifting, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: immigrants, ship, survival, war, d day, human spirit, idealism, fighting the system, politics, hopes, anti semitism, society ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: europe, belgrade, harvard university, wisconsin, mediterranean sea ...
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Stalingrad
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 134 min.
Story: "Stalingrad" follows the progress of a German Platoon through the brutal fighting of the Battle of Stalingrad. After having half their number wiped out and after being placed under the command of a sadistic Captain, the Lieutenant of the ...
Style: realistic, bleak, epic, serious, rough ...
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Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1943, 1940s
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Hamsun
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Germany, Norway, Sweden, Denmark
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: talky, serious, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: war, tragic hero, writer's life, betrayal, human nature, human spirit, idealism, introspection, anti semitism, anti war, holocaust, political unrest ...
Place: norway, europe, germany
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Hiroshima
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: captivating, serious, realistic
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Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945
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The Plot to Kill Hitler
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, exciting, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: head of state, assassination attempt, battle zone, political unrest, war, heroes, state affairs, leadership, wartime life, battles, danger, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, germany, africa
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The Final Solution: The Wannsee Conference
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Austria, West Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A real time recreation of the 1942 Wannsee Conference, in which leading SS and Nazi Party officals gathered to discuss the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question". Led by SS-General Reinhard Heydrich, the Wannsee Conference was the ...
Style: talky, bleak, serious, thought provoking, realistic ...
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The Grey Zone
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, dramatic ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, redemption, rebellion, nazi, jewish, death, torture, murder, prison, jews, nazis ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944, 1940s
Place: poland, germany, europe, israel, budapest hungary
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Hitler: The Last Ten Days
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, bleak, realistic, captivating, disturbing
Plot: head of state, losing-it hero, war, downfall, isolation, life turned upside down, against humanity, bunker, suicide, confined, military, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945, 1940s
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany
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System:   35%
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Massacre in Rome
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the Nazi occupied city of Rome, an assault on an SS brigade draws retaliation from the military governship. "Massacre in Rome" is the true story of how this partisan attack led to the mass execution of Italian nationals under the orders ...
Style: bleak, serious, thought provoking, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: clergy, war, soldier, church, survival, anti semitism, urban, anti war, genocide, nazi occupation, ss, partisan ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
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    User:   31%
 
The Boat Is Full
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Switzerland, West Germany, Austria
Duration: 101 min.
Story: During World War II, Switzerland severely limited refugees: "Our boat is full." A train from Germany halts briefly in an isolated corner of Switzerland. Six people jump off seeking asylum: four Jews, a French child, and a German soldier. ...
Style: bleak, serious, captivating, realistic, disturbing
Plot: anti semitism, survival, war, genocide, holocaust, refugee, mental institution, political unrest, ship, politics, wartime life, village ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: switzerland, europe, germany, zurich switzerland
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    User:   41%
 
Mandela and de Klerk
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: sincere, serious, thought provoking, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: discrimination, political unrest, racism, prison, injustice, righting the wronged, fighting the system, heroes, hopes, rebellion, society, state affairs ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 80s
Place: south africa, africa
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