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Hitler: A Film from Germany (1977)
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Hitler: A Film from Germany (1977)
Original name: Hitler - Ein Film aus Deutschland
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: West Germany, France, UK
Duration: 442 min.
Story: Documentary film that examines the rise and fall of the Third Reich, incorporating puppetry, rear-screen projection, and a Wagnerian score into a singular epic vision. The director, who grew up under Nazi tyranny, ruminates on good and evil and the rest of humanity's complicity in the horrors of the holocaust.
Style: experimental, thought provoking, clever, rough, offbeat, bleak, epic, gloomy, serious, biting ...
Plot: anti semitism, megalomaniac, world war two, holocaust, genocide, life is a bitch, ambition, rise and fall, society, idealism, downfall, dehumanization, social decay, against humanity, unfulfillment, end of the world, nazi, hitler, invasion, politics, crazy, third reich, brutality, mythology, dictator ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 1940s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, east germany, bavaria

Most similar movies to Hitler: A Film from Germany

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, thought provoking and bleak films with plots about world war two, life is a bitch, society, nazi, anti semitism, state affairs and against humanity mostly in Drama, Biography and War genres. Some movies like Hitler: A Film from Germany: From a Far Country (1981), Conspiracy (2001), Hitler: The Last Ten Days (1973), Reunion (1989), The Happiest Place on Earth (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
From a Far Country (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, UK, Poland
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The film is a biography of Pope John Paul II. It starts in 1926 when the boy Karol Wojtila was celebrating Christmas with his father in Poland. Some years later Nazi Germany attacks Poland and invades the country while Wojtila seeks refuge at the ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, uplifting, thought provoking ...
Plot: pope, world war two, rebellion, politics, catholic church, against humanity, clergy, life is a bitch, state affairs, artists and showbiz, hopes, confined ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 50s, 1940s, 1930s ...
Place: poland, germany, europe, warsaw poland, rome italy
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95%
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Conspiracy (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The historical recreation of the 1942 Wannsee Conference, in which Nazi and SS leaders gathered in a Berlin suburb to discuss the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question". Lead by SS-General Reinhard Heydrich, this group of high ranking ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, factual, intense, atmospheric ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, genocide, war crime, racism, politics, conspiracy, human spirit, wartime life, state affairs, world war two, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Hitler: The Last Ten Days (1973)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Hitler: The Last Ten Days takes us into the depths of der Furher’s Berlin bunker during his final days. Based on the book by Gerhard Boldt, it provides a bleak look at the goings-on within, and without.
Style: serious, realistic, contemplative, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: megalomaniac, world war two, suicide, bunker, couples, losing-it hero, war, state affairs, head of state, life is a bitch, confined, life turned upside down ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.7
 433
Reunion (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, West Germany, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Two young boys from very different backgrounds become friends in 1933 Stuttgart. However, they don't realize how different they are until much later as one is the son of a well-to-do Jewish doctor and the other the son of a German aristocrat. ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: anti semitism, friendship, world war two, against humanity, coming of age, homecoming, holocaust, society, golden years, religions or cults, youth, confined ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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The Happiest Place on Earth (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The story of Robert Hughes-Lambert, who was captured by Nazis when his active homosexuality was discovered during the filming of Mermoz (1943).
Style: clever, bleak, disturbing, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, filmmaking, state affairs, society, life is a bitch, politics, satire, wartime life, moral dilemma, actor's life, holocaust, against humanity ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: paris france, france, vichy
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Last Sentence (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Renowned journalist Torgny Segerstedt declares war against Hitler as he criticizes Swedish politicians who tried to look away from the tyranny of the Nazis with the good excuse of “neutralism”. His only weapon is his pen and his life is full of ...
Style: touching, serious, thought provoking, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: world war two, fighting the system, human spirit, journalism, political unrest, fascism, life is a bitch, wartime life, idealism, media, righting the wronged, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.1
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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 ⇓
53%
 7.2
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Amen. (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, War
Country: France, Germany, Romania
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The film "Amen." examines the links between the Vatican and Nazi Germany. The central character is Kurt Gerstein, a member of the Institute for Hygiene of the Waffen-SS who is horrified by what he sees in the death camps. Moreover, he is ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, disturbing, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, politics, genocide, anti semitism, vatican, war crime, ss, conscience, torment, idealism, war ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 20th century, 30s
Place: germany, europe, poland, rome italy, romania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A film about the early life of the baseball star in the army, particulary his court-martial for insubordination regarding segragation.
Style: clever, disturbing, sincere, contemplative, uplifting ...
Plot: racism, world war two, courtroom, military life, athlete's life, ambition, military, dedicated lawyer, rebellion, fighting the system, courtroom drama, interracial relations ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Schindler's List (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 195 min.
Story: The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, genocide, against humanity, ghetto, jewish, anti semitism, rescue, nazi, wartime, war ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 1990s, 90s
Place: poland, germany, europe, central europe, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.8
 9K
Mephisto (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, Hungary, Austria
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A German stage actor finds unexpected success and mixed blessings in the popularity of his performance in a Faustian play as the Nazis take power in pre-WWII Germany. As his associates and friends flee or are ground under by the Nazi terror, the ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: ambition, actor's life, treason, career, nazi germany, pact with the devil, german, world war two, politics, life is a bitch, state affairs, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, hamburg germany, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Jew Suss: Rise and Fall (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 114 min.
Story: This intricate historical drama tells the story of actor Ferdinand Marian (Tobias Moretti), who is ordered by Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels to star in the 1940 anti-Semitic film Jew Suss. Despite his cooperation, Ferdinand's actions have ...
Style: realistic, captivating, factual, psychological, contemplative ...
Plot: nazi germany, anti semitism, propaganda, actor's life, rise and fall, filmmaking, showbiz, introspection, political unrest, politics, movie business, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: europe, austria, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Inner Circle (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Soviet Union, USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: The true story of Ivan Sanchin, the KGB officer who was Stalin's private film projectionist from 1939 until the dictator's death. Told from Sanchin's view, the sympathetic but tragically flawed hero maintains unwavering faith in his ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, politics, kgb, state affairs, head of state, political unrest, injustice, dictatorship, projectionist, stalinism, love, josef stalin ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 50s ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: realistic, serious, emotional, suspense, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, ghetto, world war two, rescue, social worker, nazi germany, life is a bitch, against humanity, confined, rabbi, anti semitism, smuggling ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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My Childhood (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 46 min.
Story: The first part of Bill Douglas' influential trilogy harks back to his impoverished upbringing in early-'40s Scotland. Cinema was his only escape - he paid for it with the money he made from returning empty jam jars - and this escape is ...
Style: captivating, sincere, gloomy, bleak, touching ...
Plot: child neglect, autobiography, wartime life, friendship, down on your luck, kids in trouble, family relations, realism, friends, dysfunctional family, family life, society ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.5
 778
My Ain Folk (1973)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 55 min.
Story: When Jamie's maternal grandmother dies, he and his brother Tommy are separated - Tommy is taken off to a welfare home and Jamie goes to live with his other grandmother and uncle. His life is far from happy, filled with silence, rejection and ...
Style: touching, gloomy, bleak, sincere, offbeat ...
Plot: autobiography, child neglect, mental illness, family life, dysfunctional family, down on your luck, misfit, social misfits, society, life is a bitch, parents and children, boarding school life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Last Mitterrand (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A young journalist (Lespert) helps the French President compile his memoirs.
Style: serious, captivating, talky, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: terminal illness, political intrigue, journalism, head of state, state affairs, elderly, betrayal, aging, haunted by the past, obsession, rise and fall, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1995
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Max Schmeling (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport, War
Country: Germany, Croatia
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Max Schmeling. A national hero in the 1930's when he became World heavyweight champion. He lost favour with the Nazi regime when he lost to a black man, Joe Louis, and is sent to the front in the hope he will be ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: anti semitism, world champion, hopes, fighting the system, athlete's life, sport, love affair, against humanity, love and romance, lifestyle, husband wife relationship, world war two ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 1940s, 40s
Place: germany, europe, crete, new york, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 723
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Diary of Anne Frank (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story of a 13-year-old Jewish girl and her family who are forced into hiding by the Nazis during World War II.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, jewish, family in danger, family life, wartime life, confinement indoors, attic, dentist, teenage life, human spirit ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.4
 1K
Doll (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 131 min.
Story: The rise and fall of the most distinguished Polish-Gypsy poetess Bronislawa Wajs, widely known as Papusza, and her relationship with her discoverer, writer Jerzy Ficowski.
Style: non-linear, contemplative, gloomy, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: world war two, gypsy, writer's life, artists and showbiz, rise and fall, ambition, unfulfillment, poet, poetry, female director, writing a book, gypsy camp ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.0
 131
Karl May (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: West Germany
Duration: 187 min.
Story: This ethereal, three-hour biopic is the middle film in Hans-Jürgen Syberberg’s “German Trilogy” on the mythological foundations of the Third Reich. By fusing theater, music, and cinema, Syberberg conjures up Karl May (1842-1912), the ...
Style: avant garde
Plot: memory, male protagonist, trial, journalist, literature, writing, defamation, death, divorce, flashback, novelist, symbolism ...
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.1
 855
The White Rose (1982)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: During the Second World War, a small group of students at Munich University begin to question the decisions and sanity of Germany's Nazi government. The students form a resistance cell which they name the "White Rose" after a ...
Style: bleak, thought provoking, emotional, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: world war two, resistance, rebellion, war, heroes, state affairs, life is a bitch, politics, against humanity, military, society, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1943, 1920s
Place: germany, europe, munich germany, california, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The files that escaped the shredder have become an incredible motion picture. From the Kennedys to Martin Luther King. From cab drivers to Congressmen. From housewives to hostesses. He had something on 58 million people. It was all in his files. Now ...
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: watergate, fbi, president, gays and lesbians, ambition, crimes, law enforcement, social decay, megalomaniac, dishonesty, society, politics ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 50s, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california, washington d.c., los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 8.2
 325K
Downfall (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Austria, Italy
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In April of 1945, Germany stands at the brink of defeat with the Russian Army closing in from the east and the Allied Expeditionary Force attacking from the west. In Berlin, capital of the Third Reich, Adolf Hitler proclaims that Germany will still ...
Style: psychological, bleak, disturbing, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: hitler, third reich, nazism, war, world war two, suicide, desperation, confined, paranoia, war crime, national socialism, traitor ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945, year 1942
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, bavaria, munich germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.4
 2K
Blue (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Japan
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Against a plain, unchanging blue screen, a densely interwoven soundtrack of voices, sound effects and music attempt to convey a portrait of Derek Jarman's experiences with AIDS, both literally and allegorically, together with an exploration of ...
Style: realistic, experimental, serious, atmospheric, factual ...
Plot: aids, terminal illness, autobiography, death, church, infidelity, gender, private detective, storytelling, unfulfillment, hotshot hero, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.0
 555
Jump! (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 118 min.
Story: JUMP is a psychological drama revealing for the first time the extraordinary circumstances behind the unjust murder trial of the young Jew, Philippe Halsman, who would later become the most sought after celebrity portrait photographer of his ...
Style: serious, disturbing, contemplative, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: courtroom drama, racism, murder, discrimination, false accusation, injustice, state affairs, dishonesty, crimes, deadly, destiny, righting the wronged ...
Time: 1920s
Place: austria, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.2
 872
Wild Blood (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The story of two renowned actors of Fascist cinema, Luisa Ferida and Osvaldo Valenti, who were supporters of the Salò Republic. Accused of collaboration and torture, they were shot by the Partisans after the country was liberated.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: world war two, fascism, career change, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, wartime life, on the run, actor's life, ambition, unfulfillment, love and romance, rising to stardom ...
Time: 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 8.5
 708K
The Pianist (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, War
Country: UK, France, Poland, Germany, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The true story of pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman's experiences in Warsaw during the Nazi occupation. When the Jews of the city find themselves forced into a ghetto, Szpilman finds work playing in a café; and when his family is deported in 1942, he ...
Style: bleak, emotional, suspense, heartbreaking, contemplative ...
Plot: survival, holocaust, nazi, pianist, world war two, ghetto, against humanity, nazi occupation, anti semitism, genocide, jewish, nazism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: poland, germany, europe, warsaw poland, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.0
 158
Jew-Boy Levi (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Switzerland, Austria
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Benjamin Levi (Bruno Cathomas) is a Bavarian cattle dealer traveling to pre-World War II Germany on his annual trip to a remote farming village. Levi hopes to do some business and, more importantly, win the hand of the lovely Lisbeth (Caroline ...
Style: touching, bleak, disturbing, emotional, serious ...
Plot: countryside, social differences, wartime life, village life, village, anti semitism, survival, isolation, injustice, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%