Movies and TV shows like The Winds of War

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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, luftwaffe, military, cheating wife, wartime, politics, refugee, behind enemy lines, anti semitism, u.s. navy, jewish girl, war, heroes, battles, fascism, family relations, parents and children, family life, escapades, society, head of state, political unrest, wartime life, human nature ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 40s
Place: italy, germany, japan, berlin germany, china, asia, europe ...

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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, life is a bitch, society, nazi and military mostly in War, Drama and History genres. Some movies like The Winds of War: War and Remembrance (1988), Island at War (2004), Piece of Cake (1988), Ike: The War Years (1979), The Wall (1982). 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, exciting, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, war, holocaust, winston churchill, nazi germany, military, german, submarine, nazi, wartime, d day, battleship ...
Time: 1940s
Place: europe, japan, asia, pacific ocean, 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: tense, captivating, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: world war two, occupation, wartime, island, wartime life, anti semitism, genocide, against humanity, romance, society, war, military ...
Place: europe, england
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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: exciting, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, aerial combats, battles, aviation, luftwaffe, wartime, war, military, partners, heroes, soldier, friends ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: exciting, serious, realistic, sincere, saga
Plot: world war two, usa history, historical figure, battles, against humanity, soldier, heroes, head of state, war, state affairs, life is a bitch, politics ...
Place: usa, london, kansas, europe, england
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31%
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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: serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, racism, nazi, anti semitism, military, survival, society, heroes, confined, escapades, against humanity ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
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31%
Speer and Hitler (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, thought provoking, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: hitler, world war two, holocaust, war crime, post war, delusion, anti semitism, war criminal, nazi officer, against humanity, state affairs, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: germany, berlin germany
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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: world war two, village, female protagonist, strong female presence, wartime life, life is a bitch, society, social relations, friends, family relations, husband wife relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe
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30%
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, gloomy, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: world war two, rabbi, holocaust, jewish, life is a bitch, society, misfit, against humanity, confined, survival, war, family relations ...
Time: 1940s
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
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29%
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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, rough, suspenseful, retro
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, military, nazi, submarine, tank, behind enemy lines, american abroad, us military, tragic hero, survival, state affairs, journalism ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
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29%
Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 130 min.
TV show
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, captivating, realistic, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: hitler, world war two, nazism, against humanity, racism, political unrest, nazi, fascism, dictatorship, politics, historical character, ruler ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: germany, europe, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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, political ...
Plot: holocaust, courtroom, psychologist, courtroom drama, execution, legal, war crime, nazi, nazism, judge, anti semitism, rebellion ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, germany, france
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28%
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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: captivating, thought provoking, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, twins, wartime life, family reunited, family relations, life is a bitch, culture clash, society, orphan, reconciliation, human nature, wartime ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: germany, holland, europe, netherlands
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28%
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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, emotional, sincere, uplifting ...
Plot: world war two, writers, writer's life, holocaust, nazi, nobel prize winner, art, poet, marriage, nazism, controversy, society ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s
Place: norway, germany, europe
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28%
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: bleak, disturbing, serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: world war two, fascism, italian history, intrigue, political unrest, family in crisis, anti semitism, war, rise and fall, against humanity, state affairs, downfall ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, bleak, disturbing
Plot: holocaust, world war two, jewish, nazi, anti semitism, injustice, society, hopes, against humanity, confined, life is a bitch, war ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland
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28%
Unfair Competition (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Two linen fabric dealers with their shops close to one another, battle against each other for more and more costumers. Umberto constantly loses clients because of the tough competition brought by Leone, who offers the best prices in the ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, bleak, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: fascism, anti semitism, holocaust, ghetto, family business, social decay, political unrest, moral dilemma, human nature, life is a bitch, against humanity, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Till We Meet Again (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: Judith Krantz's Till We Meet Again was a 1989 TV mini-series based on the Judith Krantz novel, Till We Meet Again. Its stars included Mia Sara, Bruce Boxleitner, Hugh Grant and Courteney Cox.
Style: talky, clever, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: world war two, wartime, wine, world war one, couples, battle zone, lovers reunited, parents and children, wartime life, celebrity culture, showbiz, love and romance ...
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27%
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Rosenstrasse (2003)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 136 min.
Story: When Ruth's husband dies in New York, in 2000, she imposes strict Jewish mourning, which puzzles her children. A stranger comes to the house - Ruth's cousin - with a picture of Ruth, age 8, in Berlin, with a woman the cousin says helped ...
Style: uplifting, serious, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, nazi germany, world war two, jewish, anti semitism, wartime life, human spirit, life is a bitch, couple relations, hopes, society, nazi ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943, 20th century
Place: berlin germany, germany, europe, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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: bleak, gloomy, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, submarine, navy, adventure, battles, torpedo, sinking ship, nazism, military life, life is a bitch, confined, survival ...
Time: year 1941, 20th century, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, captivating, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Plot: world war two, courtroom drama, murder, soldier, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation, court martial, law enforcement, life is a bitch, rebellion, society, military ...
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Irena Sendler is a Catholic social worker who has sympathized with the Jews since her childhood, when her physician father died of typhus contracted while treating poor Jewish patients. When she initially proposes saving Jewish children from the ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, suspense, tense ...
Audience: date night, family outing
Plot: holocaust, world war two, nazi germany, ghetto, jewish, social worker, rescue, wartime life, life is a bitch, against humanity, historical figure, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: bleak, disturbing, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: world war two, nazi, hitler, third reich, gestapo, concentration camp, ss, distopia, wartime life, siblings relations, political unrest, moral dilemma ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
My Best Enemy (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Austria, Luxembourg
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Poland 1943: An unlikely pair - a concentration camp prisoner and a captain in Hitler's notorious SS - free themselves from the wreckage of a crashed SS airplane. The two appear to be strangely familiar with each other and the extent of their ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: concentration camp, world war two, friends, friendship, military, moral dilemma, life is a bitch, wartime life, soldier, against humanity, holocaust, nazi ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, poland, europe, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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, exciting, captivating, light, semi serious ...
Plot: world war two, wine, rise to the top, holocaust, mayor, small town, fighting the system, military, war, escapades, anti semitism, italian fascism ...
Time: 1940s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Varian's War: The Forgotten Hero (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, 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, sincere, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, wartime life, uncover truth, hidden identity, moral dilemma, escapades, survival, life is a bitch, rescue, against humanity, state affairs, politics ...
Time: 20th century
Place: france, europe, marseille, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Days of Honor (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Days of honor is a Polish World War II television drama series, broadcast on TVP2 since September 7, 2008.
Style: captivating, suspense
Plot: world war two, resistance, wartime, war, resistance movement, soldier, military officer, military, class struggle, wartime life, resistance fighter, military life ...
Place: poland
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26%
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: gloomy, clever, emotional, captivating, tense ...
Plot: world war two, spy, activist, resistance, infidelity, lecturer, couples, military life, wartime life, political intrigue, couple relations, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 1940s
Place: middle east, africa, greece, europe, egypt ...
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26%
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Generation War (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 270 min.
TV show
Story: Berlin, 1941. Five friends eager to become heroes in an adventure that will change the face of Europe - and that will forever change them as well.
Style: captivating, tense, serious, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, nazism, holocaust, military, soldier, guilt, friendship, against humanity, war, atrocity, friends, nazi germany ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, berlin germany, ussr
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26%
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: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Plot: world war two, spanish civil war, family relations, family gatherings, cousin, society, youth, golden years, life is a bitch, love and romance, coming of age, couples ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1984, year 1939
Place: england, europe, cornwall, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: thought provoking, serious, disturbing, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, wartime life, military, war, against humanity, journalism, life is a bitch, battle zone, battles, combat, soldier, historical event ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%