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Heimat: A Chronicle of Germany (1984)
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Heimat: A Chronicle of Germany (1984)
Original name: Heimat: Eine deutsche Chronik
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 924 min.
Story: This epic tale of a family and their rural life in a small German village is told against the changing backdrop of a country's turbulent history from 1919 to 1982. From the aftermath of the First World War, economic hardship, the rise and fall of Nazism, the Second World War and the decades that followed, life in the village goes on and the values and aspirations of the people at its heart are wonderfully brought to life in this gripping saga of an ordinary family living through extraordinary times.
Style: epic, sincere, sentimental, atmospheric, bleak, serious, captivating, realistic, contemplative
Plot: village, world war two, world war one, family relations, youth, german, parents and children, fascism, life is a bitch, family life, village life, society, small town life, generation gap, hypocrisy, wartime life, small town, coming of age, siblings relations, living with parents, against humanity, social relations, european history, race, prostitute ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 60s, 70s, 50s, 1940s, 1930s ...
Place: germany, europe

Most similar movies to Heimat: A Chronicle of Germany

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and bleak films and TV series with plots about life is a bitch, society, world war two, family relations, wartime life, nazi and against humanity mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like Heimat: A Chronicle of Germany: Home Fires (2015), The Man Who Will Come (2009), Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003), The Winds of War (1983), Zhila-byla Odna Baba (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Home Fires (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The story of a group of inspirational women in a rural Cheshire community with the shadow of World War II casting a dark cloud over their lives. As the conflict takes hold and separates the women from their husbands, fathers, sons and brothers, the ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, psychological, touching
Plot: world war two, strong female presence, village, wartime life, life is a bitch, society, social relations, friends, female protagonist, village life, british, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s
Place: england, europe
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The Man Who Will Come (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A group of Italian villagers struggle to survive during a tumultuous time in 1943, debating how much assistance to give the partisans with the impending arrival of the Germans. Based on True Events.
Style: serious, captivating, atmospheric, bleak, realistic
Plot: world war two, against humanity, youth, family relations, village life, parents and children, village, life is a bitch, german army, social relations, society, mute or deaf ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1944, 40s, year 1943
Place: italy, europe
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Home from Home: Chronicle of a Vision (2013)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 231 min.
Story: Follow-up to the TV trilogy "Heimat", this time for cinemas, set again in the fictional village Schabbach in the Hunsrück region of Rhineland-Palatinate.
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, atmospheric, epic ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, society, coming of age, diary, village life, village, emigration, teenage life, mountain, social relations, siblings relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: germany, brazil, south america
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84%
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
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Heimat 3: A Chronicle of Endings and Beginnings (2004)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 689 min.
Story: Heimat 3 is the third cycle of Edgar Reitz's monumental Heimat series, which premiered at the 2004 Venice Film Festival. The third Heimat completes the trilogy and brings together particularly the settings of Heimat 1. It follows the new ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Plot: family relations, lovers reunited, idealism, culture clash, aging, love and romance, looking for love, couple relations, rebelliousness, parents and children, elderly, unlikely couple ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: germany, europe
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69%
The Winds of War (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
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 ...
Style: epic, sincere, captivating, thought provoking, contemplative ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, behind enemy lines, refugee, escapades, state affairs, against humanity, war, heroes, head of state, politics, society ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: italy, germany, japan, china, europe ...
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68%
Zhila-byla Odna Baba (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 150 min.
Story: История частной жизни одной женщины и четверых ее мужчин. Главная героиня - неграмотная крестьянка, и действие фильма начинается с ее ...
Style: serious, epic, gloomy, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: village life, wartime life, revolution, life is a bitch, rape, society, state affairs, village, world war one, countryside, mud, ripping clothes ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 1920s, 1900s
Place: russia, europe
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58%
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The Village (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Village is a BBC TV series written by Peter Moffat. The drama is set in a Derbyshire village in the 20th century. The first series of what Moffat hopes will become a 42-hour TV drama was broadcast in spring 2013 and covered the years 1914 to ...
Style: realistic, stylized, serious, captivating, epic
Plot: village life, family relations, parents and children, society, social relations, child birth, village, childbirth, family, shell shock
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: england
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The Passing Bells (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Poland
Story: At the outbreak of war, two teenage boys defy their parents to sign up.
Style: epic, realistic, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: world war one, battlefield, wartime life, military, soldier, battles, life is a bitch, hopes, friendship, danger, hapless soldier, bittersweet ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe
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56%
The Edelweiss Pirates (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, Luxembourg
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Im Kölner Stadtteil Ehrenfeld lebt eine Gruppe von Arbeiterkindern kurz vor Ende des Zweiten Weltkriegs ihren ganz eigenen Alltag. Die selbsternannten „Edelweißpiraten“ träumen von einer gerechten Welt und sehnen sich nach der unbeschwerten ...
Style: realistic, captivating, tense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: resistance, human spirit, wartime life, rebellion, young heroes, confined, danger, against humanity, life is a bitch, captivity, rebelliousness, idealism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Germany Pale Mother (1980)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Germany 1939. Hans and Lene marry the day before the war breaks out, and Hans is sent to the Eastern front. During a bombing raid their daughter Anna is born. The house is destroyed and Lene and Anna moves in with relatives in Berlin. Hans survives ...
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy, disturbing ...
Plot: world war two, life turned upside down, soldier, life is a bitch, war, family in crisis, parents and children, couple relations, family life, wartime life, family relations, couples ...
Time: 1940s, 30s, 40s, 1930s, year 1939
Place: germany, europe, west germany, berlin germany
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55%
Roots: The Next Generations (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 840 min.
Story: The dramatization of Alex Haley's family line from post Civil War America to the writer's search for his roots.
Style: captivating, uplifting, thought provoking, epic, emotional ...
Plot: world war one, world war two, racism, american civil war, political unrest, culture clash, interracial relations, family relations, life is a bitch, war, hopes, bittersweet ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1960s, 1880s, 60s ...
Place: africa, usa, alabama, tennessee
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52%
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Nuremberg (2000)
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.
Style: captivating, disturbing, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: war crime, courtroom, psychologist, holocaust, courtroom drama, legal, judge, execution, fighting the system, leadership, uncover truth, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: france, germany, england, europe
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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
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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
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45%
Winter in Wartime (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 103 min.
Story: During World War II in the freezing Netherlands winter of 1944/1945 the western Netherlands are in the grip of a famine. Many people move east to provide for their families. Fourteen year old Michiel can't wait to join the Dutch resistance, to ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, nazism, resistance, execution, occupation, coming of age, nazi, wartime life, adventure, danger, german, military ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: netherlands, holland, europe
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44%
Dahoam is Dahoam (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Dahoam is Dahoam is a German television series. The soap opera concerns the lives of the residents of the fictitious village of Lansing in Upper Bavaria. The characters speak the Bavarian dialect.
Style: emotional, light, captivating, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Plot: village, family relations, social relations, society, couples, intrigue, village life, rivalry, everyday life, friendship, clergy, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, bavaria
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43%
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In late 1930s Ferrara, Italy, the Finzi-Continis are a leading family: wealthy, aristocratic, and urbane; they are also Jewish. Their adult children, Micol and Alberto, gather a diverse circle of friends for tennis and parties at their villa with ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: fascism, world war two, holocaust, anti semitism, family relations, tennis, family life, wartime life, life is a bitch, brother sister relationship, uncle niece relationship, unrequited love ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: italy, europe, africa, israel, germany ...
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43%
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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
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42%
The Wedding Song (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, Tunisia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Nazi occupation of Tunisia strains the bonds of friendship between a Muslim woman and a Sephardic Jewess who are both preparing for their marriages.
Style: emotional, realistic, atmospheric, captivating, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, world war two, nazi occupation, injustice, life is a bitch, holocaust, family relations, religions or cults, society, love, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: tunisia, africa
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41%
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Land Girls (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 225 min.
Story: The lives, loves and highs and lows of four members of the Women's Land Army working at the Hoxley Estate during World War II.
Style: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, psychological, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: wartime life, world war two, life is a bitch, military, family relations, strong female presence, soldier, friendship, rise and fall, love, friends, countryside ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: england, europe
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41%
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The Tin Drum (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany, France, Poland, Yugoslavia
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Oskar is born in Germany in 1924 with an advanced intellect. Repulsed by the hypocrisy of adults and the irresponsibility of society, he refuses to grow older after his third birthday.
Style: surreal, realistic, serious, clever, epic ...
Plot: fascism, world war two, circus, war, life is a bitch, political unrest, wartime life, dishonesty, against humanity, coming of age, grownups, toys ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: germany, europe, poland, paris france, central europe ...
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39%
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War & Peace (1972)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 890 min.
Story: The classic BBC dramatisation of Tolstoy's epic story of love and loss set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars. Anthony Hopkins heads the cast as Pierre Bezuhov (a role for which he won the 1972 Best Actor BAFTA); Morag Hood is the ...
Style: epic, exciting, intellectual, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: war, soldier, napoleonic wars, military, leadership, romance, society, love and romance, life is a bitch, state affairs, battles, couples ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
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39%
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The Manns (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Duration: 312 min.
Story: Chronicle about Germany's most extraodinary literary family.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, family saga, epic ...
Plot: exile, world war two, state affairs, parents and children, political unrest, incest, siblings relations, family life, writer's life, artists and showbiz, family relations, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 60s, 40s ...
Place: germany, switzerland
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38%
The Camomile Lawn (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 258 min.
Story: Presents the lives and loves of a family of cousins from 1939 to the present. Follows very closely the Mary Wesley novel. Begins with a funeral and uses the reminiscences of those gathered to fill in details in the lives of Richard and Helena and ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: family gatherings, family relations, world war two, bittersweet, countryside, parents and children, social differences, reunion, siblings relations, couple relations, homecoming, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1939
Place: england, europe, cornwall
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38%
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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
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35%
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
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35%
American Dreams (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family, History, Music, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: American Dreams is an American television drama program broadcast on the NBC television network, produced by Once A Frog and Dick Clark Productions in association with Universal Network Television and NBC Studios. The series was created by Jonathan ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: interracial relations, generation gap, family relations, coming of age, parents and children, friendship, follow your dream, love and romance, hopes, dysfunctional family, human spirit, siblings relations ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: philadelphia, usa
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34%
Fall of the Innocent (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 126 min.
Story: With the Nazi takeover of Europe underway, the Reich Protector Reinhard Heydrich arrives in Prague and his underlings begin enforcing his authority in the towns and villages across the occupied country. In Lidice, the film's main protagonist, ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, emotional, serious, bleak
Plot: world war two, assassination, holocaust, mass murder, nazi occupation, wartime life, heroic mission, life is a bitch, genocide, haunted by the past, social relations, against humanity ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942
Place: czechoslovakia, czech republic, prague
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33%
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Caterpillar (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: During the Second Sino-Japanese War, in 1940, Lieutenant Kurokawa returns home as a honored and decorated soldier but deprived of his arms and legs lost in battle. All hopes, from the villagers and women to close family members, turn to Shigeko, the ...
Style: serious, sincere, emotional, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: quadriplegic, world war two, life is a bitch, disability, family problems, village life, political unrest, family in crisis, soldier, state affairs, military, japanese soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%