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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: 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 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, serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: holocaust, behind enemy lines, political unrest, war, wartime life, politics, family life, society, state affairs, family relations, fascism, head of state, human nature, parents and children, battles, against humanity, escapades, heroes, military, international crisis, refugees, nazi, anti semitism, u.s. navy, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: germany, italy, japan, asia, china, europe, berlin germany ...

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Most similar movies to The Winds of War

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and bleak films and TV series with plots about war, world war two, against humanity, society, holocaust, wartime life and life is a bitch mostly in War, Drama and History genres. Some movies like The Winds of War: War and Remembrance (1988), Holocaust (1978), Hiroshima (1995), The Wall (1982), Unfair Competition (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
War and Remembrance (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 620 min.
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: serious, exciting, captivating, realistic, epic
Plot: war, soldier, d day, german, behind enemy lines, massacre, human spirit, officers and cadets, military life, political unrest, battles, heroes ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: asia, europe, japan, battleship, pearl harbor ...
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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, serious, emotional, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, concentration camp, genocide, ghetto, rebellion, deportation, starvation, war crime, massacre, survival, captivity ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, year 1943 ...
Place: germany, poland, europe
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29%
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Hiroshima (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada, Japan
Duration: 185 min.
Story: Hiroshima is a 1995 Japanese / Canadian film directed by Koreyoshi Kurahara and Roger Spottiswoode about the decision-making processes that led to the dropping of the atomic bombs by the United States on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: war, atomic bomb, politics, head of state, soldier, office, anti war, holocaust, political unrest, wartime life, battles, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: asia, usa, japan, new york, hiroshima japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: talky, serious, clever, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: head of state, holocaust, political unrest, war, politics, against humanity, state affairs, orphan, leadership, teenage life, ambition, heroes ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, germany, soviet union, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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, serious, captivating, realistic, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, survival, racism, ghetto, war, against humanity, confined, heroes, against the odds, danger, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, poland, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: serious, bleak, captivating, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, fascism, family business, political unrest, war, social decay, society, life is a bitch, human nature, moral dilemma, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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: serious, bleak, captivating, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: courtroom, holocaust, nazi germany, anti semitism, courtroom drama, psychologist, war crime, execution, judge, dedicated lawyer, nazism, leadership ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: england, europe, france, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Heimat: A Chronicle of Germany (1984)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 90 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 ...
Style: epic, serious, bleak, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: village, small town life, village life, coming of age, small town, family life, society, family relations, social relations, fascism, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1940s, 1960s, 1930s ...
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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: serious, bleak, realistic, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: fascism, political unrest, head of state, war, leadership, rise and fall, against humanity, society, state affairs, life is a bitch, downfall, anti semitism ...
Time: 30s, 40s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: battles, aerial combats, battle zone, war, heroes, military, soldier, military life, wartime life, against the odds, danger, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Speer und er (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 270 min.
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, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: trial, friendship, anti semitism, megalomaniac, architect, delusion, post war, war crime, holocaust, against humanity, war, nazi officer ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: berlin germany, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: serious, disturbing, realistic, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: rise and fall, siblings relations, war, political unrest, wartime life, concentration camp, society, life is a bitch, uncover truth, moral dilemma, battles, coming of age ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: serious, talky, surreal, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: obsession, anti semitism, genocide, holocaust, head of state, downfall, leadership, war, idealism, introspection, wartime life, campaign ...
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Island at War (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 540 min.
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: serious, atmospheric, bleak, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: war, island, occupation, anti semitism, anti war, genocide, holocaust, romance, wartime life, against humanity, military, society ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: exciting, serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: d day, war, soldier, military life, wartime life, battles, politics, military, state affairs, head of state, americana, against humanity ...
Place: england, europe, kansas, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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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: serious, bleak, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: battles, war, politics, against humanity, confined, danger, heroes, military, society, state affairs, holocaust, world war two ...
Place: denmark, europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Devil's Whore (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Set between the years 1642 and 1660, "The Devil's Whore" charts the progress of the English Civil War through the eyes of the a 17 year old girl, the fictional Angelica Fanshawe.
Style: serious, stylized, epic, captivating, realistic
Plot: political unrest, state affairs, soldier, betrayal, revolution, battles, war, dishonesty, military, rebellion, civil war, treason ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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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: epic, gloomy, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, soldier, anti war, war, survival, squad, execution, snow, nazism, german, russian, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, year 1942, 1940s
Place: russia, europe, italy, germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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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: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, uplifting
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, hopes, deportation, society, war, couples, life is a bitch, nazi germany, soldier, human spirit, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1940s
Place: europe, germany, usa, new york, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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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: serious, bleak, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: ghetto, holocaust, anti semitism, deportation, anti heroes, war, survival, human spirit, genocide, heroic mission, political unrest, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1940s
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Generation War (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 148 min.
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, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: military, holocaust, soldier, german, against humanity, war, nazism, atrocity, anti semitism, friendship, danger, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Mahabharata (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Belgium, Australia, USA, Sweden, Portugal, Norway, Netherlands, Japan, Ireland, Iceland, Finland, Denmark, UK, France, Luxembourg
Duration: 318 min.
Story: One of the great masterpieces of world literature comes to vivid life in an elaborate production from acclaimed theater and film innovator Peter Brook. This collection of ancient Sanskrit stories (composed into the longest book ever written) ...
Style: epic, stylized, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: legends and myths, battle, human nature, war, mythology, dysfunctional family, hinduism, escapades, heroes, rivalry, society, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: ancient history
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, emotional, realistic, gloomy, bleak ...
Plot: ghetto, rabbi, holocaust, survival, sexual abuse, war, wartime life, family life, against humanity, society, family relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, poland, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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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, bleak, realistic, disturbing, factual ...
Plot: fascism, against humanity, dictatorship, hitler, racism, rise to the top, historical character, state affairs, politics, life is a bitch, head of state, cabaret ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 30s, 1910s, 1930s ...
Place: germany, europe, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 186 min.
Story: In 1947, four German judges who served on the bench during the Nazi regime face a military tribunal to answer charges of crimes against humanity. Chief Justice Haywood hears evidence and testimony not only from lead defendant Ernst Janning and his ...
Style: talky, realistic, bleak, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: courtroom drama, holocaust, judge, courtroom, against humanity, concentration camp, trial, genocide, war crime, cold war, legal action, german ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 60s, year 1946, year 1945 ...
Place: germany, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, serious, bleak, realistic, disturbing
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, anti heroes, survival, war, attic, human spirit, racism, wartime life, injustice, against humanity, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Anne Frank: The Whole Story (2001)
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: serious, emotional, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: holocaust, genocide, against humanity, concentration camp, survival, attic, anti semitism, dentist, d day, diary, anti heroes, war ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
A Love to Hide (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young Jewish girl, Sarah, is looking to escape the clutches of the Third Reich after seeing her parents and sister brutally slain by a smuggler who betrayed them while attempting to escape to England. Terrified, she is sheltered by her childhood ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating, touching ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, betrayal, gays and lesbians, hidden identity, nazi occupation, wartime life, against humanity, gender, life is a bitch, friendship, social relations ...
Time: 40s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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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: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, captivating
Plot: soldier, holocaust, leadership, war, survival, anti war, basic training, military life, political unrest, battles, heroes, military ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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 532
War & Peace (1972)
Genre: Drama, 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: exciting, serious, epic, realistic, intellectual
Plot: war, napoleonic wars, soldier, couple relations, parents and children, romance, rich and poor, social differences, political unrest, wartime life, battles, military ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%