Movies and TV shows like Oppenheimer

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Oppenheimer
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: captivating, serious, thought provoking, realistic, bleak, disturbing
Plot: moral dilemma, war, anti heroes, ego clash, danger, heroes, secret place, super weapon, nuclear threat, atomic bomb, physics, physicist, mastermind, risk, world war two, scientist, professor
Time: 30s, 40s, 50s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: new mexico
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Band of Brothers
Action, Drama, History, War
USA, UK
594 min.
 9.5
Copenhagen
Drama, History, War
UK
90 min.
 7.5
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and disturbing films and TV series with plots about world war two, war, against humanity, life is a bitch, heroes, wartime life and danger mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like Oppenheimer: Copenhagen (2002), Fat Man and Little Boy (1989), The Hiding Place (1975), Massacre in Rome (1973), Escape from Sobibor (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank
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: thought provoking, serious, bleak, realistic, disturbing
Plot: holocaust, anti heroes, war, survival, attic, human spirit, anti semitism, racism, wartime life, injustice, against humanity, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland
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Perlasca: The Courage of a Just Man
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France, Sweden, Hungary
Duration: 197 min.
Story: It is the real story of Giorgio Perlasca (Luca Zingaretti). During the 1920s he was an Italian Fascist supporter, fighting in Africa an in the Spanish civil war where he deserved a safe conduct for Spanish embassies. After some years, disillusioned ...
Style: serious, disturbing, emotional, realistic, captivating ...
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Time: 20s, 30s, 40s, 80s, 20th century ...
Place: hungary, italy, budapest hungary, sweden, spain
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Copenhagen
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: talky, serious, disturbing, realistic, 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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    User:   83%
 
Fat Man and Little Boy
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, dramatic, factual, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: military, nuclear bomb, ego clash, wartime, nuclear, weapons, danger, space program, idealism, politics, heroes, sacrifice ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945, 1940s
Place: new mexico, usa, germany, russia
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The Hiding Place
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: emotional, serious, bleak, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: anti heroes, survival, concentration camp, war, human spirit, moral dilemma, interracial relations, sexual abuse, holocaust, anti semitism, family in danger, genocide ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
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Enola Gay: The Men, the Mission, the Atomic Bomb
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: bleak, serious, rough, realistic, captivating
Plot: moral dilemma, danger, state affairs, wartime life, battles, war, against humanity, atomic bomb, heroes, military, bomber, secret place ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: asia, usa, japan, hiroshima japan, pacific ocean
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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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Escape from Sobibor
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Yugoslavia
Duration: 143 min.
Story: During WWII, the death camp at Treblinka had an escape, causing the Commandant at a similar camp in Sobibor to vow (actually threaten) that his camp would never experience the same thing. But those who were its captives, the Jewish laborers that had ...
Style: bleak, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: concentration camp, anti heroes, war, leadership, survival, prison, genocide, human spirit, rebelliousness, labor camp, corporal punishment, hard labor ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: poland, europe
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The Last 4 Days
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The true story of the greatest manhunt of the century!
Style: bleak, serious, thought provoking, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: head of state, war, rise and fall, fascism, society, state affairs, life is a bitch, wartime life, against humanity, heroes, military, rivalry ...
Time: 40s, year 1945, 1940s
Place: alps, milan italy, italy
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Anne Frank: The Whole Story
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Czech Republic, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Anne Frank: The Whole Story is a film based on the life of Anne Frank, a Jewish girl growing up in Nazi occupied Holland. When war breaks out Anne & her family, Otto her father, Edith her mother & Margot her sister move from Germany ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: holocaust, anti heroes, war, survival, attic, human spirit, against humanity, anti semitism, confined, genocide, danger, family in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland, netherlands
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System:   55%
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Holocaust
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, serious, emotional, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, anti semitism, concentration camp, genocide, ghetto, captivity, war, racism, wartime life, injustice, against humanity ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s, year 1938 ...
Place: europe, germany, poland
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Day One
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: captivating, serious, thought provoking, realistic, tense
Plot: state affairs, intrigue, laboratory, moral dilemma, politics, wartime life, against humanity, rivalry, life is a bitch, nuclear threat, super weapon, nuclear holocaust ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: new mexico, usa, hiroshima japan, japan, europe ...
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Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The movie follows the perspective of several characters (such as Japanese victims, soldiers, American prisoners of war and others) and how they lived or tried to survive the effects felt during the aftermath of the Atomic Bomb dropping by the Enola ...
Style: bleak, serious, disturbing, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: anti war, against humanity, war, life is a bitch, moral dilemma, down on your luck, terminal illness, wartime life, battles, confined, danger, military ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: asia, japan, hiroshima japan, usa
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System:   53%
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Hitler's S.S.: Portrait in Evil
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, bleak, realistic, 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
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Triumph of the Spirit
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Fact based story about a former Greek Olympic boxer who was taken as a prisoner during World war II and placed in the Auschwitz prison camp. There he was permitted to survive as long as he fought for the amusement of his captors. His father and ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic, tense
Plot: anti heroes, concentration camp, contests and competitions, survival, sport, holocaust, war, human spirit, against humanity, confined, danger, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, year 1943, 1930s ...
Place: europe, poland, greece
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System:   48%
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Hanna's War
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Hanna's War is the true story of Hanna Senesh, a Hungarian-Jewish WW2 resistance fighter, who would become Israel's "Joan of Arc". As a young person, she fled Nazi-occupied Hungary for Palestine, where she was recruited and ...
Style: uplifting, serious, disturbing, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: against humanity, war, heroes, espionage, holocaust, religions or cults, against the odds, confined, danger, military, misfit, society ...
Place: israel, middle east, hungary
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System:   48%
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Philosophy of a Knife
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 249 min.
Story: The true history of Japanese Unit 731, from its beginnings in the 1930s to its demise in 1945, and the subsequent trials in Khabarovsk, USSR, of many of the Japanese doctors from Unit 731. The facts are told, and previously unknown evidence is ...
Style: serious, rough, disturbing, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: gory, moral dilemma, war, military life, prison life, against humanity, prison, military, life is a bitch, torture, soldier, against the rules ...
Time: 30s, 40s
Place: asia, russia, japan
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System:   47%
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Faith of My Fathers
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Faith of My Fathers is based on the story of Lieutenant Commander John McCain's experiences as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam for five and a half years during the Vietnam War, interleaved with his memories of growing up in a heritage rich ...
Style: bleak, serious, captivating, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, submarine, war, prison, human spirit, anti war, basic training, captivity, military life, prison life, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 1960s ...
Place: vietnam
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Good Evening, Mr. Wallenberg
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Sweden, Hungary, Norway
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Swedish account of Raoul Wallenberg, the man responsible for the largest rescue of Jews during World War II.
Style: bleak, serious, emotional, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: anti heroes, rescue, ghetto, immigrants, war, survival, genocide, uncover truth, human spirit, anti semitism, moral dilemma, holocaust ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, hungary, sweden, budapest hungary, moscow russia ...
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System:   47%
    User:   39%
 
Under the Flag of the Rising Sun
Genre: Drama, Mystery, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A war widow determined to clear the name of her disgraced husband, who was court-martialed for desertion and executed. Official records have been destroyed, and the ministry that distributes benefits continues to deny her a pension. Twenty-six years ...
Style: emotional, serious, disturbing, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: escapades, war, military, soldier, dealing with death, obsessive quest, survival, anti war, chaos and mayhem, haunted by the past, heroic mission, battles ...
Time: 40s, 70s, 1940s
Place: asia, japan
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System:   46%
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The Missiles of October
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Based in part on Robert F. Kennedy's book, "Thirteen Days," this film profiles the Kennedy Administration's actions during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Style: suspenseful, serious, disturbing, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: government agency, head of state, war, leadership, race against time, save the day, danger, cold war, rivalry, state affairs, politics, ego clash ...
Time: 60s, year 1962, 1960s
Place: cuba, latin america, usa
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System:   45%
    User:   49%
 
The Counterfeiters
Genre: Crime, Drama, War
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story Jewish counterfeiter, Salomon Sorowitsch, coerced into assisting the Nazi operation of the Sachsenhausen concentration camp during World War II.
Style: tense, realistic, captivating, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: survival, war, holocaust, german, jewish, nazi, brutality, betrayal, death, politics, russian, violence ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, year 1945 ...
Place: germany, europe, poland, warsaw poland, monte carlo ...
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From a Far Country
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, UK, Poland
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The film is a biography of Pope John Paul II. It starts in 1926 when the boy Karol Wojtila was celebrating Christmas with his father in Poland. Some years later Nazi Germany attacks Poland and invades the country while Wojtila seeks refuge at the ...
Style: bleak, serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: clergy, human spirit, idealism, rebelliousness, church, anti semitism, genocide, holocaust, politics, political unrest, wartime life, religions or cults ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: europe, germany, poland, warsaw poland, rome italy
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My Mother's Courage
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, UK, Austria, Ireland
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The deportation of 4000 Jews from Budapest to Auschwitz in July 1944, as told by George Tabori, and how the narrator's mother escaped it, owing to coincidence, courage and some help from where you'd least expect it.
Style: bleak, serious, captivating, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: concentration camp, moral dilemma, war, anti semitism, family in danger, holocaust, genocide, wartime life, battles, against humanity, confined, danger ...
Time: 1940s
Place: budapest hungary, hungary, berlin germany
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System:   44%
    User:   41%
 
The Color of War
Genre: History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 780 min.
Story: A series featuring actual color footage of World War II.
Style: bleak, serious, thought provoking, realistic, disturbing
Plot: battle zone, wartime life, life is a bitch, war, media, military, journalism, battles, against humanity, society, state affairs, fascism ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
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System:   42%
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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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System:   42%
    User:   46%
 
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Europa Europa
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, France, Poland
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Jewish boy separated from his family in the early days of WWII poses as a German orphan and is taken into the heart of the Nazi world as a 'war hero' and eventually becomes a Hitler Youth. Although improbabilities and happenstance are ...
Style: realistic, epic, serious, dramatic, captivating ...
Plot: german, jewish, holocaust, survival, war, nazi, nazis, russian, friendship, courage, sacrifice, hidden identity ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, poland, europe, israel, russia ...
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System:   41%
    User:   42%
 
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Joy Division
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Germany, Hungary
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A teenage orphan fights against the Red Army at the end of WWII and in the aftermath is 'adopted' by a Commissar. Years later he is sent to London during the Cold war to work for the KGB, where he questions his life.
Style: bleak, serious, epic, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: espionage, kgb, war, moral dilemma, haunted by the past, political unrest, dishonesty, state affairs, undercover, secret agents, betrayal, introspection ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945, 1940s
Place: england, russia, london, soviet union
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System:   41%
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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 ...
Style: talky, clever, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: head of state, holocaust, war, political unrest, politics, against humanity, state affairs, orphan, leadership, teenage life, ambition, heroes ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, germany, soviet union, usa
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Mussolini and I
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, serious, thought provoking, realistic, disturbing
Plot: head of state, war, leadership, fascism, rise and fall, political unrest, against humanity, society, state affairs, life is a bitch, downfall, anti semitism ...
Time: 30s, 40s
Place: europe, italy
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