Movies and TV shows like The Winds of War

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The Winds of War
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, political unrest, wartime life, war, politics, family life, society, state affairs, family relations, fascism, head of state, human nature, parents and children, battles, against humanity, escapades, heroes, military, behind enemy lines, international crisis, refugees, jewish girl, german soldier, u.s. navy, mistress ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: asia, china, germany, europe, italy, japan, poland ...

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 war, wartime life, society, state affairs, against humanity, world war two and political unrest mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres. Some movies like The Winds of War: War and Remembrance (1988), Hiroshima (1995), Stalingrad (1993), MacArthur (1977), The Empty Mirror (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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War and Remembrance
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: exciting, serious, realistic, captivating, epic
Plot: war, soldier, d day, human spirit, officers and cadets, military life, political unrest, battles, heroes, military, fascism, survival ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: asia, europe, japan, battleship, usa ...
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System:   95%
    User:   86%
 
 8.0
 787
Hiroshima
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, head of state, soldier, office, anti war, holocaust, political unrest, politics, atomic bomb, wartime life, battles, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: asia, usa, japan, new york, hiroshima japan
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System:   56%
    User:   52%
 
 7.5
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Stalingrad
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, bleak, epic, serious, rough ...
Plot: war, survival, german, russian, politics, genocide, holocaust, soldier, death, wartime, nazis, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, year 1942, 1940s
Place: russia, germany, europe, poland, africa ...
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System:   47%
    User:   55%
 
World War II: When Lions Roared
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: serious, talky, clever, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: head of state, holocaust, war, political unrest, politics, against humanity, state affairs, orphan, leadership, teenage life, ambition, heroes ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, germany, soviet union, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   52%
 
Hitler's S.S.: Portrait in Evil
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, serious, realistic, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: rise and fall, siblings relations, war, political unrest, wartime life, society, life is a bitch, uncover truth, moral dilemma, battles, coming of age, politics ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   32%
 
 6.6
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MacArthur
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The film portrays MacArthur's (Gregory Peck) life from 1942, before the Battle of Bataan, to 1952, the time after he had been removed from his Korean War command by President Truman (Ed Flanders) for insubordination, and is recounted in ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, dramatic ...
Plot: war, military, island, politics, president, soldier, wartime, death, weapons, daring rescue, mentor, civil war ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: japan, australia, asia, korea, the philippines ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   38%
 
The Empty Mirror
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: talky, serious, realistic, surreal, sincere ...
Plot: head of state, downfall, leadership, war, idealism, obsession, introspection, anti semitism, genocide, holocaust, wartime life, campaign ...
Place: europe, germany
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System:   39%
    User:   41%
 
The Last Lieutenant
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Norway
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Norwegian war drama. The old sea-captain retires, but the next day German WWII occupation of Norway begins. He then kisses his wife good-bye and is off to Army HQ. There he finds a lack of leadership and morale that offends him. They even laugh at ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, emotional, captivating
Plot: soldier, survival, war, military base, human spirit, rebelliousness, anti war, military life, political unrest, wartime life, battles, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   31%
 
Judgment at Nuremberg
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, serious, bleak, dramatic ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, holocaust, genocide, german, war, idealism, nazi, redemption, jewish, nazis, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 60s, 1940s, 1960s ...
Place: germany, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   38%
 
 7.2
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Hamsun
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Germany, Norway, Sweden, Denmark
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: talky, serious, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: tragic hero, war, writer's life, betrayal, human nature, human spirit, idealism, introspection, anti semitism, anti war, holocaust, political unrest ...
Place: norway, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   31%
 
 7.3
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Uprising
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: anti heroes, ghetto, war, survival, human spirit, anti semitism, genocide, holocaust, heroic mission, political unrest, wartime life, against humanity ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1943
Place: europe, poland, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   37%
 
 7.1
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The Wall
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, bleak, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: survival, anti semitism, holocaust, ghetto, against humanity, war, confined, heroes, against the odds, danger, escapades, military ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, poland, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   36%
 
 5.0
 927
Death in Love
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Death in Love is a psychosexual-thriller about a love affair between a Jewish woman and a doctor overseeing human experimentation at a Nazi German concentration camp, and the impact this has on her sons' lives in the 1990s.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: human nature, parents and children, concentration camp, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, haunted by the past, sex, adultery, jewish, greed, memory, cruelty ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, europe, germany, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   35%
 
Unfair Competition
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, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: family business, holocaust, political unrest, social decay, war, society, life is a bitch, anti semitism, human nature, fascism, moral dilemma, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   36%
 
 5.5
 527
Wicked Spring
Genre: Drama, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: During the 1864 battle of the Wilderness, three Union soldiers and three Confederate Soldiers get seperated from their units as twilight engulfs the ravaged battlefield. The men wander alone through the dangerous woods, separate of each other, until ...
Style: serious, emotional, epic, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: soldier, wilderness, american civil war, leadership, war, survival, anti war, genocide, military life, battles, americana, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   31%
 
Tears of April
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Finland, Germany, Greece
Duration: 110 min.
Story: There is civil war in Finland. Between whites vs reds. A woman soldier of reds is captured by the whites. She is ordered to be executed.
Style: epic, bleak, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: soldier, island, politics, anti war, romance, genocide, military life, war, political unrest, wartime life, revolution, battles ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   36%
 
 7.5
 6K
Twin Sisters
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, serious, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: siblings relations, culture clash, reunion, twins, wartime life, life is a bitch, society, family relations, orphan, human nature, racism, new love ...
Time: 20th century
Place: europe, germany, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   33%
 
The Winston Affair
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, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: dedicated lawyer, soldier, crime, legal investigation, courtroom drama, war, military life, wartime life, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   27%
 
It Happened Here
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: It is the Second World War. The Nazis have invaded Britain. There is a split between the resistance and those who prefer to collaborate with the invaders for a quiet life. The protagonist, a nurse, is caught in the middle.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: uncover truth, anti war, hospital, war, politics, political unrest, countryside, military, against humanity, german occupation, danger, society ...
Time: 40s, 1910s, 1940s
Place: england, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   30%
 
 7.4
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Nuremberg
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, realistic, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: dedicated lawyer, courtroom, leadership, anti semitism, uncover truth, holocaust, courtroom drama, racism, against humanity, war crime, fighting the system, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: england, europe, france, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   32%
 
 7.5
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Red Sorghum
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: China
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An old leper who owned a remote sorghum winery dies. Jiu'er, the wife bought by the leper, and her lover, identified only as "my Grandpa" by the narrator, take over the winery and set up an idealized quasi-matriarchal community headed ...
Style: tense, epic, serious, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: wine, couple relations, political unrest, village, wartime life, brutality, war, childhood, political corruption, love and romance, culture clash, art ...
Time: 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: china, asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   31%
 
 8.1
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Holocaust
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: serious, bleak, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, anti semitism, concentration camp, genocide, ghetto, captivity, war, racism, wartime life, injustice, against humanity ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s, year 1942 ...
Place: europe, germany, poland
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System:   29%
    User:   34%
 
The Hanoi Hilton
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Lionel Chetwynd's film documents the horrific struggles that faced American POWs held in the North Vietnamese prison Hoa Lo -- more infamously known as the Hanoi Hilton -- between 1964 and 1975. Williamson (Michael Moriarty) leads a group of ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, captivating ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, war, prison, rebelliousness, anti war, captivity, military life, political unrest, prison life, wartime life, battles ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   33%
 
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The Only Way
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, politics, war, against humanity, confined, danger, heroes, military, society, state affairs, holocaust, world war two ...
Place: denmark, europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   24%
 
The Aryan Couple
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A WWII Drama about a German/Jewish industrialist who, in order to ensure his family's safe passage out of Germany, is forced to hand over his business to the Nazis.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: anti heroes, survival, war, uncover truth, concentration camp, anti semitism, moral dilemma, genocide, palaces castles and temples, holocaust, countryside, political unrest ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, germany, hungary, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   30%
 
 7.1
 8K
Indochine
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The story starts in the 1930s at one of the largest rubber-tree plantations in Indochine (Vietnam). This plantation is owned by the French colonist Eliane, a proud woman who lives with her father and her native adoptive daughter Camille. She ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, realistic, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: culture clash, romance, war, adoption, colonialism, mother daughter relationship, interracial relations, french, love, beautiful scenery, love triangle, love story ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 40s, 50s
Place: france, vietnam, asia, europe, saigon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   33%
 
Land and Freedom
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Spain, Germany, Italy, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The movie narrates the story of David Carr, an unemployed worker and member of the Communist Party of Great Britain. In 1936 he decides to fight for the Republican side in the Spanish Civil War, an anti-fascist coalition of liberals, communists and ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, thought provoking, emotional ...
Plot: working class, spanish civil war, war, politics, fighting the system, idealism, civil war, betrayal, realism, political unrest, fascism, wartime ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 90s
Place: spain, england, europe, barcelona, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   23%
 
The Sleeping Voice
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Pepita travels to Madrid to be near her sister Hortensia who is pregnant and in prison. Hortensia is sentenced to death. The execution will not be carried out until after the baby is delivered. Pepita tries everything to stay the execution, but when ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: political unrest, rebellion, society, war, state affairs, babies and infants, siblings relations, false accusation, wartime life, woman in danger, fascism, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   23%
 
 5.8
 2K
In Tranzit
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Russia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Nazi POWs suspected of heinous acts are locked up in a Soviet women's prison run by vengeful female guards. To weed out the guilty, the innocent must pay. Can supposed enemies turn into great loves? Based on a true post-World War II story, this ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: soldier, prison, war, anti semitism, romance, captivity, genocide, holocaust, prison life, wartime life, against humanity, confined ...
Time: 1940s
Place: soviet union, europe, russia, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   22%
 
 6.0
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Anzio
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, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the road, soldier, war, gory, tragic hero, leadership, officers and cadets, anti war, basic training, u.s. army, heroic mission, military life ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   22%
 
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