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The Winds of War (1983)
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The Winds of War (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 883 min.
TV show
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 Mussolini while the Empire of Japan stands ready for a major war with China. Enter the Henry family, headed by career naval officer Victor "Pug" Henry. "Winds of War" thus follows the exploits of Pug and his children, all of which are set against the backdrop of world events leading up to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.
Style: epic, sincere, thought provoking, serious, captivating, realistic, family saga, contemplative
Plot: world war two, holocaust, politics, refugee, behind enemy lines, war, military, heroes, family relations, battles, parents and children, fascism, family life, society, human nature, political unrest, wartime life, escapades, head of state, against humanity, state affairs, luftwaffe, international crisis, submarine, hitler ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 40s
Place: italy, japan, germany, china, europe, asia, england ...

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Most similar movies to The Winds of War

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, wartime life, society, life is a bitch, against humanity and holocaust mostly in War, Drama and History genres. Some movies like The Winds of War: War and Remembrance (1988), Island at War (2004), Ike: The War Years (1979), Home Fires (2015), Mussolini and I (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
War and Remembrance (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 1620 min.
TV show
Story: War and Remembrance is an American miniseries based on the novel of the same name by Herman Wouk. It is the sequel to highly successful The Winds of War.
Style: saga, realistic, serious, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: war, world war two, d day, soldier, battleship, behind enemy lines, german, massacre, military life, genocide, officers and cadets, political unrest ...
Time: 1940s
Place: japan, asia, europe, usa, pearl harbor ...
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Island at War (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 540 min.
TV show
Story: Island at War is a British television series that tells the story of the German Occupation of the Channel Islands. It primarily focuses on three local families: the upper class Dorrs, the middle class Mahys and the working class Jonases, and four ...
Style: captivating, tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: occupation, world war two, island, wartime life, anti semitism, genocide, oppression, against humanity, romance, society, war, military ...
Place: europe, england
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Ike: The War Years (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 291 min.
TV show
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, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, against humanity, soldier, heroes, head of state, war, state affairs, life is a bitch, politics, military, battles, americana ...
Place: usa, kansas, london, england, europe
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32%
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Home Fires (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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: village, strong female presence, world war two, wartime life, social relations, life is a bitch, society, friends, female protagonist, village life, british, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Mussolini and I (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Italy, France, West Germany, Switzerland, USA
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
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: thought provoking, serious, realistic, bleak, disturbing
Plot: fascism, world war two, political unrest, family problems, injustice, distopia, war, rise and fall, against humanity, state affairs, downfall, rebellion ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: italy, europe
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32%
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Piece of Cake (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 312 min.
TV show
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: serious, realistic, captivating, exciting
Plot: aerial combats, world war two, battles, military life, battle zone, wartime life, against the odds, war, military, partners, heroes, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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The Wall (1982)
Genre: Action, War, Drama
Country: Poland, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A dramatic re-enactment of the Warsaw Ghetto Jewish uprising in April 1943 were 650 armed members of the Jewish Fighting Organization of Poland held off a 3,000 strong Nazi force in which only a handful of Jews survived. Tom Conti plays Dolek ...
Style: bleak, sincere, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, world war two, military, survival, society, heroes, confined, escapades, against humanity, war, against the odds ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
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32%
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Hamsun (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Germany
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: serious, realistic, uplifting, talky, emotional ...
Plot: world war two, writer's life, holocaust, society, golden years, unfulfillment, betrayal, rebellion, life is a bitch, tragic hero, artists and showbiz, state affairs ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: norway, europe, germany
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31%
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Speer und er (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 270 min.
TV show
Story: A reassessment of the role Albert Speer played in the Third Reich. Speer, who was ultimately convicted at the Nuremburg trials and served a 20-year prison sentence, was known for designing many of the Third Reich's buildings and for being ...
Style: serious, sincere, captivating, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, war crime, post war, delusion, anti semitism, hitler, war criminal, holocaust, dictatorship, german, against humanity, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: captivating, disturbing, bleak, realistic, serious
Plot: world war two, distopia, moral dilemma, siblings relations, wartime life, political unrest, battles, cabaret, family relations, state affairs, war, uncover truth ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: europe, germany
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31%
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Anzio (1968)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Allied forces land at Anzio unopposed but instead of moving straight inland their commanding officer decides to dig in. A battle-hardened war correspondent borrows a jeep and drives to Rome and back without meeting any German forces, but his report ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, battles, campaign, tragic hero, survival, military, state affairs, journalism, soldier, heroes, war, escapades ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Boat (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany, France, UK, Italy
Duration: 293 min.
TV show
Story: Life aboard a German U-Boat during World War II.
Style: gloomy, bleak, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, submarine, navy, battles, adventure, soldier, military, torpedo, military life, life is a bitch, confined, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1941
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Heimat: A Chronicle of Germany (1984)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 924 min.
TV show
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 ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: world war one, world war two, village, family relations, youth, life is a bitch, coming of age, against humanity, society, parents and children, small town, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 70s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Coming Home (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 199 min.
TV show
Story: Drama about the Dunar and Carey-Lewis families, before during and after WW2.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, contemplative
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: world war two, pow, coming of age, boarding school, estate, friends, family relations, couples, love triangle, social differences, infidelity, boarding school life ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s
Place: england, europe, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Secret of Santa Vittoria (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: During World War II, Italian villagers hide their wine from the German army.
Style: humorous, light, exciting, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, rise to the top, small town, fighting the system, military, anti semitism, war, escapades, mayor, wine, italian fascism ...
Time: 1940s
Place: italy, europe
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30%
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: realistic, serious, sincere, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: world war two, genocide, holocaust, anti semitism, obsession, transvestism, under the surface, campaign, heroes, life is a bitch, hopes, journalism ...
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Nuremberg (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Justice Robert H. Jackson leads Allied prosecutors in trying 21 Germans for Nazi war crimes after World War II.
Style: captivating, disturbing, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom, holocaust, war crime, anti semitism, execution, psychologist, courtroom drama, legal, judge, rebellion, leadership, uncover truth ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, england, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Winston Affair (1964)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In a remote jungle outpost in the Far Eastern theater of World War II, a hotheaded American soldier murders an allied British sergeant in cold blood. Stalwart American Lt. Colonel Barney Adams (Mitchum) is dispatched to defend him in the ensuing ...
Style: serious, bleak, suspenseful, rough, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, murder, soldier, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation, courtroom drama, psychopath, power relations, law enforcement, life is a bitch, rebellion, society ...
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Fortunes of War (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 407 min.
TV show
Story: Fortunes of War is a 1987 BBC television adaptation of Olivia Manning's cycle of novels Fortunes of War. It stars Kenneth Branagh as Guy Pringle, lecturer in English Literature in Bucharest during the early part of the Second World War, and ...
Style: tense, captivating, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: world war two, infidelity, resistance, spy, activist, gays and lesbians, war, crumbling marriage, politics, state affairs, intrigue, unlikely couple ...
Time: 1940s
Place: egypt, middle east, europe, romania, greece ...
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29%
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Uprising (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 177 min.
Story: Jews rise up in the Warsaw Ghetto against the Nazis in 1943.
Style: uplifting, captivating, rough, serious, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, deportation, rebellion, anti semitism, human spirit, survival, life is a bitch, wartime life, ghetto, against humanity, society, politics ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
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29%
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1962)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Karl from Germany and Marcelo from France emigrated to Argentina and became brothers-in-law. Karl soon returned to Germany to serve in the army. Marcelo and his children Julio and Chichi became Argentinean citizens but later returned to Paris. Karl ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological
Plot: world war two, resistance, family relations, death, wartime life, military, manhood, life is a bitch, state affairs, politics, society, holocaust ...
Time: 1940s, year 1938, year 1939, 1930s
Place: argentina, france, paris france, europe, latin america ...
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29%
Varian's War: The Forgotten Hero (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Varian Fry rescues more than 2,000 artists from Nazi persecution during World War II.
Style: tense, serious, sincere, emotional, realistic
Plot: world war two, uncover truth, hidden identity, wartime life, escapades, survival, life is a bitch, rescue, against humanity, state affairs, politics, society ...
Time: 20th century
Place: france, europe, marseille, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Twin Sisters (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Netherlands, Luxembourg
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Twin Sisters is an epic love story based on the Dutch bestseller by Tessa de Loo that has been read by more than 3.5 million readers in Holland and Germany.
Style: epic, captivating, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: twins, family relations, life is a bitch, culture clash, society, orphan, family reunited, reconciliation, wartime life, human nature, forceful separation, racism ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: holland, germany, europe, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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: thought provoking, realistic, serious, disturbing, bleak
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, world war two, strong female presence, family life, attic, racism, wartime life, family in danger, human spirit, injustice, society ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Camomile Lawn (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 258 min.
TV show
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: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, family gatherings, world war two, family problems, couples, society, youth, golden years, life is a bitch, love and romance, coming of age, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1939
Place: england, europe, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Stalingrad (1993)
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, rough, serious, suspenseful, epic ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, soldier, nazism, german, survival, starvation, russian, military life, battles, wehrmacht ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1942, year 1943
Place: russia, europe, italy, germany, poland ...
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28%
In the Presence of Mine Enemies (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the Warsau Ghetto of 1943, one man's struggle to keep his family together leads him to the ultimate crisis of faith, and one final chance at redemption. Written by legendary 'Twilight Zone' creator, Rod Sterling.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: rabbi, ghetto, world war two, holocaust, religions or cults, family relations, injustice, life is a bitch, society, misfit, against humanity, confined ...
Time: 1940s
Place: europe, poland, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Color of War (2001)
Genre: History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 780 min.
TV show
Story: A series featuring actual color footage of World War II.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, wartime life, military, battle zone, war, against humanity, journalism, life is a bitch, battles, combat, historical event, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s
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28%
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Olga (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Brazil
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Based upon the true story of Olga Benário, the German-born wife of Brazilian communist leader Luís Carlos Prestes. During the dictatorship of Getúlio Vargas (1930-1945) she was arrested and sent to Nazi Germany, where she was put to death in a ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: nazi germany, world war two, concentration camp, wartime life, rebellion, life is a bitch, couple relations, love affair, romance, politics, war, against humanity ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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The Fallen (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, Germany, Italy
Duration: 112 min.
Story: THE FALLEN is a three-sided story about German, Italian, and American soldiers, set in Northern Italy during the final weeks of the World War II. On the one side, a group of American supply soldiers delivers ammunition to the front line, a journey ...
Style: captivating, rough, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: holocaust, soldier, military life, survival, captivity, against the odds, military, battles, political unrest, leadership, against humanity, basic training ...
Time: 1940s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%