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A Day in October (1991)
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A Day in October (1991)
Original name: En dag i oktober
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Denmark
Duration: 97 min.
Story: During the month of October 1943, the Danish resistance movement and just plain ordinary citizens joined together in staging a mass exodus by fishing boats to neutral Sweden of their Jewish countrymen, practically on the eve of the Nazi's planned round-up and delivery to concentration camps of all Jews. Story is told from the point of view of one Jewish family.
Style: touching, bleak, gloomy, serious, captivating, realistic, contemplative, factual
Plot: world war two, evacuation, rescue, war, heroes, battles, life is a bitch, love and romance, fall in love, against the rules, love affair, danger, wartime life, secret place, against humanity, strong female presence, jewish, family relations, male female relationship, accountant, suburbs, father daughter relationship, resistance, german army, sabotage ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: denmark, sweden, europe, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and bleak films with plots about world war two, war, wartime life, danger, life is a bitch, heroes and against humanity mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like A Day in October: The Only Way (1970), This Life (2012), Silence (2011), Stones for the Rampart (2014), Hidden Children (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: bleak, serious, contemplative, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, against humanity, heroes, danger, confined, state affairs, war, society, battles, politics, military ...
Time: 1940s
Place: denmark, europe, sweden
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This Life (2012)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Denmark
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The true story of the Fiil's a family of innkeepers who during Nazi-Germany's occupation of Denmark took up arms against the German occupiers. But in the fight for freedom, some must die so that others may live.
Style: emotional, realistic, disturbing, serious, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, nazi occupation, danger, resistance fighter, war, freedom fighter, nazi, heroes, female director, nazi soldier, family relations, wehrmacht ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: denmark, germany, scandinavia
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68%
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Silence (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A drama between people under unconventional circumstances. In the Second World War Finland was the only nation who brought casualties killed-in-action back to be buried at home. These actions were carried out by men and women working in assembly ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, rough ...
Plot: wartime life, military, life is a bitch, heroes, war, heroism, idealism, world war two, death of son, soldier, alcohol, horse ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: europe, finland
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49%
Stones for the Rampart (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 111 min.
Story: To be defeated and not be - a victory. This is the motto that life is guided by three young friends: Alek, Sophy and Rudy. Scouts, high school graduates high school in Warsaw drifting ambitious plans for the future broken through September 1939. ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: wartime life, life is a bitch, against the odds, danger, war, daring rescue, world war two
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, disturbing, contemplative, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: ghetto, rabbi, world war two, holocaust, family relations, religions or cults, family life, human spirit, misfit, society, injustice, parents and children ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: europe, poland, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Hidden Children (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: This is a true story about forty Jewish children on their way to Palestine, who were blocked by the German and Italian occupation of Yugoslavia in 1941. Before finding a haven at Villa Emma in Nonantola in northern Italy, where they arrived on June ...
Style: touching, uplifting, emotional, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, human spirit, orphan, survival, rescue, danger, fugitives, against humanity, wartime life, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, slovenia, switzerland
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44%
Bomb Girls: Facing the Enemy (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: It is the Spring of 1943 and the Battle for the Atlantic rages as an Axis victory seems inevitable. The women of Vic Mu – Gladys, Lorna, Kate, Betty and Vera – band together in a tight bond of support and friendship.
Style: realistic, stylized, captivating, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fall in love, heroic mission, espionage, society, couple relations, life is a bitch, love and romance, workplace situations, parents and children, feminism, workplace, undercover ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: europe
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43%
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April 9th (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the early morning of April 9th 1940 the Danish army is alerted. The Germans have crossed the border; Denmark is at war against Europe's strongest army. In Southern Jutland Danish bicycle- and motorcycle companies are ordered out, to against ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: war, world war two, soldier, nazi occupation, against the odds, danger, military, battles, surprise attack, friendship, military life, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1940
Place: denmark, europe
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42%
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The Island on Bird Street (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Denmark, UK, Germany, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Alex is an 11-year old boy who, during WWII, hides in the Jewish ghetto from Nazis after all the relatives have been sent to the concentration camp. The movie portrays the ghetto through his eyes.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, tense
Plot: world war two, ghetto, orphan, starvation, holocaust, heroes, wartime life, confined, survival, human spirit, war, against humanity ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe, poland
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42%
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Leningrad (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Russia, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When in 1941 Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union, their troops quickly besieged Leningrad. Foreign journalists are evacuated but one of them, Kate Davies, is presumed dead and misses the plane. Alone in the city she is helped by Nina Tsvetnova a ...
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, rough, gloomy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, siege, military, battles, survival, life is a bitch, danger, wartime life, hunger, rationing, soldier, starvation ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1941
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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42%
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: captivating, realistic, bleak, serious, disturbing
Plot: world war two, siblings relations, life is a bitch, uncover truth, state affairs, wartime life, against humanity, war, distopia, family relations, battles, politics ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 40s
Place: germany, europe
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42%
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The Blockhouse (1973)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of Slave workers, drafted by the Nazis to help construct their coastal defenses in 1944 are trapped in an underground bunker when the Allies land at Normandy on D-Day. They find huge dtores of food but not enough candles. The slow dying of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy
Plot: world war two, d day, survival, bunker, battles, wartime life, war, life is a bitch, hopes, against humanity, danger, holocaust ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Last Train (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, Czech Republic
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A group of people are imprisoned in a rail car bound from Berlin to a concentration camp in 1945.
Style: disturbing, realistic, bleak, serious, captivating
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, nazism, danger, pow, life is a bitch, confined, war, world war two, concentration camp, brutality, train ride ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Lucie Aubrac (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A love story or a tale of the resistance, this poignant movie tells both the haunting story of a French resistance cell in Lyon but also the love of Lucie Aubrac for her husband...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, factual, sexy ...
Plot: world war two, romance, nudity (full frontal - brief), danger, war, love and romance, wartime life, life is a bitch, love affair, couple relations, state affairs, heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 19th century
Place: lyon, france, england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Housewife, 49 (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Downtrodden wife and mother Nella's life takes an unexpected turn for the better after she joins the Women's Voluntary Service office in Barrow-in-Furness during the Second World War. However, her new-found happiness is shattered when her ...
Style: sincere, captivating, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, wartime life, love and romance, war, life is a bitch, society, parent grown child relationship, female protagonist, heroes, diary, british, gay son ...
Time: year 1939, year 1941, 1940s
Place: england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Stalingrad (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Drama set in 1942, during one of the most important battles of World War II, which stopped the progress of Nazi forces and turned the tide of war in favor of the Allies. The Soviet army mounts a counter-attack on the Nazi forces that occupy half of ...
Style: captivating, realistic, rough, serious, epic ...
Plot: world war two, war, siege, heroes, wartime life, life is a bitch, battles, red army, battle zone, military life, danger, heroism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: soviet union, russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Man Who Will Come (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A group of Italian villagers struggle to survive during a tumultuous time in 1943, debating how much assistance to give the partisans with the impending arrival of the Germans. Based on True Events.
Style: captivating, serious, bleak, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: world war two, against humanity, youth, family relations, village, village life, life is a bitch, parents and children, german army, social relations, mute or deaf, society ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1944, 40s, year 1943
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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In the Fog (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Netherlands, Belarus, Russia, Latvia
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Western frontiers of the USSR, 1942. The region is under German occupation. A man is wrongly accused of collaboration. Desperate to save his dignity, he faces an impossible moral choice.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: false accusation, world war two, nazi occupation, moral dilemma, survival, life is a bitch, wartime life, danger, human nature, resistance fighter, collaboration, war ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942
Place: russia, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Dresden (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 176 min.
Story: At a Dresden hospital in 1945, nurse Anna Mauth (Felicitas Woll) cares for badly injured British pilot Robert Newman (John Light), whom Anna believes to be a German deserter. As Allied forces close in, Anna grows close to Robert despite her ...
Style: tense, captivating, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: bombing, moral dilemma, military, love affair, wartime life, behind enemy lines, survival, romance, fall in love, danger, military life, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Sword of Honour (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 191 min.
Story: Guy Crouchback joins the war effort during World War 2, an idealistic quest to join the forces of good in the fight against evil. But his efforts is not rewarded, he never has any chance to join any real fighting, circumstances always prevent it. ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, touching, gloomy
Plot: military, fighting the system, love triangle, love and romance, life is a bitch, betrayal, soldier, haunted by the past, military life, world war two, basic training, war ...
Time: 1940s
Place: england, europe
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34%
The Sleeping Voice (2011)
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: captivating, suspenseful, emotional, serious, bleak ...
Plot: wartime life, political unrest, woman in danger, fall in love, life is a bitch, false accusation, love and romance, against humanity, family relations, society, rebellion, civil war ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 1930s
Place: spain, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Female Agents (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: May 1944, a group of French servicewomen and resistance fighters are enlisted into the British Special Operations Executive commando group under the command of Louise Desfontaines and her brother Pierre. Their mission, to rescue a British army ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: resistance, world war two, rescue, betrayal, commando, d day, hospital, survival, heroic mission, behind enemy lines, military, espionage ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1944, year 1945
Place: london, paris france, normandy, france, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
1944: The Final Defence (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The Soviet army breaks through the Finnish defences on the Karelian Isthmus in June 1944, advancing with overwhelming force. Somehow, the Finnish troops must find the strength to fight back, with all odds against them. The Battle of Tali-Ihantala ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, battles, against the odds, wartime life, heroes, rivalry, military, war, infantrymen, battlefield, attack ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: finland, europe, russia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Consul of Bordeaux (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal, Belgium, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This is the story of Aristides de Sousa Mendes, a man of conviction who saved 30,000 lives during WWII, in June 1940. Among them were10,000 Jews. As the Portuguese General Consul stationed in Bordeaux, France, he issued 30,000 visas for safe ...
Style: uplifting, captivating, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, wartime life, rescue, politics, human spirit, disobey, against humanity, life is a bitch, hopes, danger, tragic hero, refugee ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1930s, 1940s, 30s
Place: france, portugal, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Night Watch (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set against the turbulent backdrop of London in the 1940s, this adaptation of Sarah Waters' bestselling novel, The Night Watch, follows four young Londoners inextricably linked by their wartime experiences. In a time when the barriers of sexual ...
Style: touching, stylized, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love affair, wartime life, sexual relations, life is a bitch, love and romance, romance, haunted by the past, couples, war, world war two, post world war two, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Ascent (1977)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two Soviet partisans leave their starving band to get supplies from a nearby farm. The Germans have reached the farm first, so the pair must go on a journey deep into occupied territory, a voyage that will also take them deep into their souls.
Style: realistic, stylized, captivating, emotional, serious ...
Plot: cold weather, world war two, village, betrayal, war, confined, life is a bitch, heroes, wartime life, dishonesty, danger, death sentence ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942
Place: soviet union, europe, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, human spirit, wartime life, life is a bitch, survival, ghetto, genocide, society, danger, politics, political unrest ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Spring 1941 (2007)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland, Israel
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After Germany invades Poland and the Nazis order the confinement of all local Jews in the ghetto, medical doctor Artur Planck (Joseph Fiennes) manages to flee with his family, seeking refuge at the farm of Emilia (Kelly Harrison), their former ...
Style: tense, captivating, serious, emotional, sexy ...
Plot: love triangle, family in danger, couple relations, couples, dishonesty, infidelity, isolation, confined, love and romance, life is a bitch, wartime life, against humanity ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Back Door to Hell (1964)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: During WWII, a three-man commando team places its trust in the hands of a band of Filipino resistors, as they try to knock out a Japenese communication center.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, espionage, war, danger, anti war, escapades, mission, battles, soldier, liberation, reconnaissance, captivity ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: the philippines, japan, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.9
 2K
Resistance (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: It is 1944 and the D-Day invasion has failed, Germany's army have successfully invaded England and the Nazi war-machine is now heading west towards Wales. A group of women in an isolated Welsh village near the English border wake up to ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: espionage, danger, life is a bitch, wartime life, war, undercover, missing person, world war two, strong female presence, resistance fighter
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%