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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, dehumanization, world war two, holocaust, genocide, life is a bitch, ambition, rise and fall, society, idealism, downfall, 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, prussia, east germany, bavaria

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and thought provoking films with plots about world war two, society, life is a bitch, nazi, anti semitism, state affairs and wartime life 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), The Happiest Place on Earth (1999), The Last Sentence (2012). 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 ...
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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, state affairs, wartime life, human spirit, world war two, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: berlin germany, germany, europe, poland
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Hitler: The Last Ten Days (1973)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 108 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: captivating, contemplative, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: world war two, megalomaniac, bunker, suicide, military, society, losing-it hero, confined, state affairs, downfall, life is a bitch, war ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
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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, semi serious, disturbing, realistic, biting ...
Plot: world war two, filmmaking, wartime life, moral dilemma, society, politics, satire, actor's life, life is a bitch, showbiz, holocaust, anti semitism ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
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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: thought provoking, touching, serious, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: world war two, journalism, human spirit, political unrest, life is a bitch, fighting the system, fascism, rebelliousness, state affairs, media, hopes, righting the wronged ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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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 ...
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Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
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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 ...
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Duration: 159 min.
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Style: contemplative, sincere, emotional, talky, uplifting ...
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The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson (1990)
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Duration: 100 min.
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Style: clever, disturbing, sincere, contemplative, talky ...
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Mephisto (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, Hungary, Austria
Duration: 144 min.
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Duration: 148 min.
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The White Rose (1982)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 108 min.
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Style: bleak, thought provoking, emotional, disturbing, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Jew-Boy Levi (1999)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Christiane F. (1981)
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Duration: 138 min.
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