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

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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, society, wartime life, against humanity, life is a bitch and nazi mostly in War, Drama and History genres. Some movies like The Winds of War: War and Remembrance (1988), Holocaust (1978), The Only Way (1970), Hiroshima (1995), Home Fires (2015). 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, realistic, captivating, exciting, saga ...
Plot: war, world war two, behind enemy lines, german, massacre, battleship, d day, soldier, battles, fascism, dictatorship, totalitarianism ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: japan, asia, europe, pearl harbor, pacific ocean ...
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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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34%
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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: contemplative, bleak, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, war, state affairs, against humanity, heroes, confined, danger, battles, military, politics, society ...
Time: 1940s
Place: denmark, europe, sweden
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33%
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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, realistic, captivating
Plot: world war two, war, nuclear, politics, atomic bomb, vengeance, moral dilemma, surrender, state affairs, heroes, society, danger ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1945
Place: japan, usa, new york, asia, hiroshima japan
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32%
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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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32%
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: bleak, disturbing, realistic, serious, thought provoking
Plot: fascism, political unrest, world war two, downfall, rebellion, leadership, war, society, head of state, life is a bitch, family in crisis, anti semitism ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: saga, exciting, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: world war two, life is a bitch, military, war, state affairs, heroes, battles, politics, against humanity, d day, americana, wartime life ...
Place: europe, kansas, london, usa, england
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31%
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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, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, aerial combats, battles, raf, partners, heroes, military, danger, war, battle zone, military life, against the odds ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: europe
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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: bleak, suspenseful, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, heroes, war, escapades, against humanity, society, confined, military, danger, ghetto ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
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31%
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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: contemplative, sincere, emotional, uplifting, talky ...
Plot: world war two, writer's life, holocaust, anti war, human nature, family relations, war, state affairs, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, rebellion, family life ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s
Place: norway, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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: sincere, serious, contemplative, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: world war two, war crime, post war, delusion, anti semitism, war criminal, archive footage, holocaust, dictatorship, haunted by the past, against humanity, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s
Place: berlin germany, germany
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30%
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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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, u.s. army, military uniform, political unrest, wartime life, basic training, battles, landing, survival, heroic mission, officers and cadets, military life ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
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30%
Heimat: A Chronicle of Germany (1984)
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 ...
Style: epic, bleak, sincere, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Plot: village, world war two, world war one, family relations, small town, parents and children, siblings relations, family life, village life, small town life, wartime life, fascism ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s ...
Place: germany, europe
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29%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, captivating, serious ...
Plot: occupation, war, world war two, island, wartime life, anti semitism, genocide, oppression, romance, against humanity, society, military ...
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Coming Home (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 199 min.
Story: Drama about the Dunar and Carey-Lewis families, before during and after WW2.
Style: contemplative, captivating, realistic, serious
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: world war two, coming of age, pow, boarding school, estate, friends, couples, romance, love and romance, youth, society, family relations ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 40s
Place: europe, england, cornwall
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29%
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, captivating, light, exciting, semi serious ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, rise to the top, small town, fighting the system, military, anti semitism, escapades, war, mayor, wine, italian fascism ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: italy, europe
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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: epic, rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: world war two, war, holocaust, nazism, german, military, starvation, soldier, politics, survival, russian, genocide ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1942, year 1943
Place: russia, europe, italy, germany, poland ...
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29%
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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, rough, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, murder, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation, soldier, crime, courtroom drama, law enforcement, rebellion, deadly, society, life is a bitch ...
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Fortunes of War (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 407 min.
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: clever, gloomy, emotional, captivating, tense ...
Plot: world war two, infidelity, espionage, opposites attract, unfulfillment, dishonesty, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, love and romance, betrayal, war, intrigue ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: europe, middle east, greece, romania, africa ...
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28%
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: captivating, surreal, thought provoking, talky, contemplative ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, genocide, obsession, anti semitism, against humanity, head of state, leadership, politics, confined, state affairs, hopes ...
Place: europe, germany
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28%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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: serious, realistic, thought provoking, bleak, disturbing
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, anti hero, indoor, confined, against humanity, on the run, anti heroes, hopes, life is a bitch, war ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: amsterdam, holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: serious, realistic, captivating, psychological
Plot: world war two, resistance, family relations, death, wartime life, military, heroic mission, politics, society, life is a bitch, state affairs, holocaust ...
Time: year 1939, 1930s, 1940s, year 1938
Place: argentina, france, paris france, europe, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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, serious, rough, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, human spirit, wartime life, survival, life is a bitch, ghetto, political unrest, genocide, battles, politics, society ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: gloomy, bleak, disturbing, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: ghetto, rabbi, world war two, holocaust, human spirit, sexual abuse, wartime life, family life, survival, anti semitism, parents and children, religions or cults ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: europe, poland, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Voyage of the Damned (1976)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A luxury liner carries Jewish refugees from Hitler's Germany in a desperate fight for survival.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, anti semitism, cruise ship, ship, catastrophe, cruise, anti hero, family in danger, rescue, anti heroes, society ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: germany, cuba, europe, latin america, havana cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%