Movies and TV shows like Oppenheimer

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Oppenheimer (1980)
 8.2
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Oppenheimer (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Biography of the American physicist who led the U.S. effort to develop the atomic bomb during World War II, only to find himself suspected as a security risk in the 1950s because of his increasing ambivalence about the effect of his life's work.
Style: thought provoking, bleak, serious, captivating, realistic, disturbing
Plot: world war two, war, heroes, anti hero, moral dilemma, danger, creative block, secret place, super weapon, nuclear threat, ego clash, anti heroes, scientist, physicist, physics, risk, mastermind, professor, nuclear, atomic bomb
Time: 50s, 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s, 1950s
Place: new mexico

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and bleak films and TV series with plots about world war two, war, heroes, state affairs, against humanity, life is a bitch and wartime life mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like Oppenheimer: Copenhagen (2002), The Saboteurs (2015), Fat Man and Little Boy (1989), The Color of War (2001), Manhattan (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Saboteurs (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Norway, Denmark, UK, Czech Republic, Sweden
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: captivating, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: world war two, atomic bomb, heroic mission, inventions and discoveries, ambition, danger, war, moral dilemma, military, soldier, resistance, bomb ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 1930s
Place: norway, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
Fat Man and Little Boy (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Mexico
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: realistic, serious, factual, intense, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, moral dilemma, ego clash, soldier, nuclear bomb, military, scientific research, physicist, top secret, scientist, u.s. military, death ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945, 70s
Place: usa, new mexico, germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
The Color of War (2001)
Genre: History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 780 min.
Story: A series featuring actual color footage of World War II.
Style: disturbing, serious, thought provoking, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: wartime life, military, against humanity, war, life is a bitch, journalism, battle zone, world war two, archive footage, media, society, state affairs ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Enola Gay: The Men, the Mission, the Atomic Bomb (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
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
Place: japan, usa, asia, hiroshima japan, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.8
 8K
Manhattan (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Set against the backdrop of the greatest clandestine race against time in the history of science with the mission to build the world's first atomic bomb in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Flawed scientists and their families attempt to co-exist in a ...
Style: serious, clever, captivating, realistic, melancholic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: atomic bomb, world war two, scientist, military base, inventions and discoveries, laboratory, ambition, military, race against time, power relations, workplace, relationship vs career ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943, year 1944
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Mussolini and I (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Italy, France, West Germany, Switzerland, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A compelling drama/documentary chronicling the life and death of Il Duce himself, from his days as a terrorist to his alliance with Hitler to the betrayal of his son-in-law and untimely demise.
Style: bleak, disturbing, realistic, serious, thought provoking
Plot: fascism, political unrest, world war two, downfall, rebellion, leadership, war, society, head of state, life is a bitch, family in crisis, anti semitism ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.4
 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 ⇓
60%
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 8.1
 686
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: exciting, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, aerial combats, battles, raf, partners, heroes, military, danger, war, battle zone, military life, against the odds ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Diary of Anne Frank (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, 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: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: diary, against humanity, nazism, holocaust, nazi occupation, world war two, survival, jewish, human spirit, wartime life, teenage life, family in danger ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: holland, europe, amsterdam, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 ⇓
53%
Seventeen Moments of Spring (1973)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 69 min.
Story: The series is based on a true story of a Russian spy Colonel Isaev (Stirlitz) in Fascist Germany during 17 days in very end of WWII. Stirlitz has worked his way to the very top of the Fascist hierarchy without being caught. However, his ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, nazi, spy, espionage, nazi germany, danger, war, undercover agent, dishonesty, undercover, state affairs, intrigue ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: europe, germany, switzerland, russia, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Mission of the Shark: The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: True story of the sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, its crew's struggle to survive the sharks and exposure, and the captain's scape-goat court-martial.
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, exciting, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, adventure, escapades, war, injustice, battles, ocean or sea, courtroom drama, survival, military life, dangerous animal, army investigation ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 ...
Style: disturbing, clever, sincere, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, josef stalin, heroes, artists and showbiz, ambition, politics, against humanity, military, head of state, orphan, leadership, state affairs ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: europe, germany, usa, soviet union, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: 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 ⇓
49%
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, 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
Place: amsterdam, holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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 ⇓
47%
Castles in the Sky (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It is the mid-1930s and the storm clouds of WWII were forming in Germany. This films charts the work of Robert Watson Watt - the pioneer of Radar - and his hand-picked team of eccentric yet brilliant meteorologists as they struggle to turn the ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, clever, stylized ...
Plot: couples, inventions and discoveries, workplace, couple relations, world war two, winston churchill, scientist, radar
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 8.0
 4K
Holocaust (1978)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 475 min.
Story: Holocaust is an American television miniseries broadcast in four parts in 1978 on the NBC television network. The series tells the story of the Holocaust from the perspective of the Weiss family of German Jews and that of a rising member of the SS, ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, emotional, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, concentration camp, ghetto, anti semitism, genocide, starvation, deportation, massacre, war crime, rebellion, jewish ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: poland, germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Eleanor, First Lady of the World (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Biography of former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, who forged a new role for herself in the years after her husband's death.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, uplifting
Plot: society, couples, couple relations, human spirit, idealism, heroic mission, world war two, strong female presence, state affairs, folk hero, hopes, head of state ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, 30s, 40s ...
Place: london, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.7
 3K
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: war, espionage, heroic mission, working undercover, secret agents, undercover, danger, world war two, rivalry, friendship, heroes, good versus evil ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Hiding Place (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The Hiding Place is an account of a Dutch family who risk their lives by offering a safe haven for Jews during World War II
Style: sincere, bleak, emotional, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, world war two, life is a bitch, war, society, confined, against humanity, religions or cults, human spirit, family in danger ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 179 min.
Story: A unique slant, profiling the life of Adolf Hitler as a child and his rise through the ranks of the National German Workers' Party prior to World War II.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, disturbing, factual ...
Plot: hitler, against humanity, fascism, racism, dictatorship, historical character, nazism, society, world war two, rise to the top, life is a bitch, politics ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: germany, europe, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 7.4
 2K
The Halcyon (2017)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The story of a bustling and glamorous five star hotel at the centre of London society and a world at war.
Style: realistic, disturbing, psychological, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: hotel, world war two, maid, hotel manager, aristocracy, manager, chef, bellhop, chambermaid, wartime, society, switchboard operator ...
Time: 1940s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Peter the Great (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 360 min.
Story: This is the story of Peter I, Tsar of Russia from 1682, and the constant struggle between him, his sister Sophia and the Streltsy, an important Russian military corp. The story depicts the efforts of Peter in transforming Russia in an "all ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: royal family, state affairs, rise to the top, war, ego clash, heroes, ambition, leadership, royal court, family feud, fight for supremacy, ruler ...
Time: 18th century, 17th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Too Young the Hero (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: WWII drama.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: world war two, power relations, battleship, military, soldier, war, heroes, youth, danger, battles, ocean or sea, basic training ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.8
 3K
In the Fog (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Netherlands, Belarus, Russia, Latvia
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Western frontiers of the USSR, 1942. The region is under German occupation. A man is wrongly accused of collaboration. Desperate to save his dignity, he faces an impossible moral choice.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: false accusation, world war two, nazi occupation, moral dilemma, danger, life is a bitch, wartime life, survival, human nature, resistance fighter, collaboration, war ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942
Place: russia, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Ike: The War Years (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 291 min.
Story: Ike is a 1979 television miniseries about the life of Dwight D. Eisenhower. The screenplay by Melville Shavelson was based on Kay Summersby's 1948 memoir Eisenhower Was My Boss and her 1975 autobiography, Past Forgetting: My Love Affair. ...
Style: saga, exciting, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: world war two, life is a bitch, military, war, state affairs, heroes, battles, politics, against humanity, d day, americana, wartime life ...
Place: europe, kansas, london, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: disturbing, bleak, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, society, coming of age, war, family relations, battles, cabaret, distopia, rise and fall, state affairs, politics, moral dilemma ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 40s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
1944: The Final Defence (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The Soviet army breaks through the Finnish defences on the Karelian Isthmus in June 1944, advancing with overwhelming force. Somehow, the Finnish troops must find the strength to fight back, with all odds against them. The Battle of Tali-Ihantala ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, rough ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, battles, against the odds, heroes, wartime life, war, rivalry, military, infantrymen, battlefield, attack ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: finland, europe, russia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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