Movies like Silent Night 2002

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Silent Night (2002)
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Silent Night (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Fact-based World War II story set on Christmas Eve, 1944, finds a German Mother and her son seeking refuge in a cabin on the war front. When she is invaded by three American soldiers and then three German soldiers, she successfully convinces the soldiers to put aside their differences for one evening and share a Christmas dinner.
Style: uplifting, captivating, serious, realistic, based on true events
Plot: friendship, military, anti war, single parent, german soldier, hitler youth, mother son relationship, boy, christmas eve, against humanity, world war two, world war one, soldier, american soldier, military police, holocaust, christmas, war, heroes, confined, battles, wartime life, military life, escapades, prank ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, 40s
Place: germany, europe, africa, dunkirk

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and bleak films with plots about world war two, military, war, soldier, heroes, battles and danger mostly in Drama, War and Biography genres. Some movies like Silent Night: 4 Days in May (2011), Merry Christmas (2005), El Alamein - The Line of Fire (2002), Ambush (1999), Stalingrad (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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4 Days in May (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, Russia, Ukraine
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A group of Russian soldiers are sent into Northern Germany at the tail-end of WWII, where they occupy a children's home in close proximity to a larger German unit. Against these odds, a friendship forms between a German orphan and a childless ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, captivating
Plot: russian soldier, world war two, holocaust, battles, military life, love affair, military, wartime life, friendship, basic training, soldier, beach ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: germany
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100%
Merry Christmas (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, Music, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany, UK, Belgium, Romania
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In 1914, World War I, the bloodiest war ever at that time in human history, was well under way. However on Christmas Eve, numerous sections of the Western Front called an informal, and unauthorized, truce where the various front-line soldiers of the ...
Style: uplifting, touching, emotional, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: christmas, idealism, world war one, friendship, human spirit, german, battles, soldier, truce, war, hopes, french ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1914
Place: europe, berlin germany, holland, glasgow scotland, brussels ...
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100%
El Alamein - The Line of Fire (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: War seen through the eyes of Serra, a university student from Palermo who volunteers in 1942 to fight in Africa. He is assigned to the Pavia Division on the southern line in Egypt. Rommel and the Axis forces are bogged down; it's October, the ...
Style: bleak, serious, sincere, realistic, captivating
Plot: soldier, military, battles, friendship, world war two, wartime life, military life, war, behind enemy lines, introspection, anti war, survival ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: middle east, egypt, africa, cairo egypt, italy ...
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46%
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Ambush (1999)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 123 min.
Story: It is the summer of 1941 and the Finnish army has been mobilized along the border with Russia. A platoon led by Lt. Eero Perkola is waiting for orders to go on the offensive. The platoon receives orders for a recon mission through the wilderness ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, sincere, serious, rough ...
Plot: world war two, behind enemy lines, battles, military life, military, war, heroes, soldier, losing-it hero, lone hero, death of father, school ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 90s, 1930s
Place: russia, eastern europe, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, epic ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, soldier, nazism, german, survival, starvation, russian, military life, battles, wehrmacht ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1942, year 1943
Place: russia, europe, italy, germany, poland ...
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39%
Good Evening, Mr. Wallenberg (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Sweden, Hungary
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Swedish account of Raoul Wallenberg, the man responsible for the largest rescue of Jews during World War II.
Style: thought provoking, uplifting, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: world war two, politics, rescue, heroes, anti semitism, ghetto, genocide, holocaust, life is a bitch, uncover truth, escapades, state affairs ...
Time: 1940s
Place: europe, hungary, sweden, central europe, budapest ...
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39%
Faith of My Fathers (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Faith of My Fathers is based on the story of Lieutenant Commander John McCain's experiences as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam for five and a half years during the Vietnam War, interleaved with his memories of growing up in a heritage rich ...
Style: uplifting, captivating, serious, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: vietnam war, prison, human spirit, captivity, survival, confined, military, heroic mission, military life, prison life, ambition, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 50s, 20th century
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Against the Sun (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A WWII pilot, bombardier, and radioman find themselves adrift on a lifeboat without food or water after being forced to ditch their plane during a scouting mission.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: survival, military, adventure, soldier, human spirit, getting home, human nature, ocean, lifeboat, isolation, world war two, disaster ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Bridge at Remagen (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In March of 1945, as the War in Europe is coming to a close, fighting erupts between German and American troops at the last remaining bridgehead across the Rhine.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, battles, war, military, wartime life, anti war, escapades, survival, against the odds, heroic mission, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1945
Place: germany, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Too Young the Hero (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: WWII drama.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, battles, battleship, power relations, ocean, military base, military life, basic training, prison, innocence lost, soldier, war ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger captain John Miller and seven men are tasked with penetrating German-held territory and bringing the boy home.
Style: captivating, realistic, epic, rough, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, army, battles, sniper, courage, heroic mission, self sacrifice, warrior, rescue, nazi ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: normandy, france, europe, poland, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Saints and Soldiers: Airborne Creed (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A group of American GIs work their way through war-torn France during the final days of the Second World War.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, captivating, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, soldier, battles, military, heroes, friendship, family relations, american soldier, pow, courage, brutality, violence ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Lighthorsemen (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Palestine, 1917. The British advance has been stopped by the Turkish line running from Gaza to Beersheba. The latest attack on Gaza has failed. The attacking forces included a regiment of Australian mounted infantry, the Light Horse... Lighthorseman ...
Style: epic, serious, realistic, disturbing, tense
Plot: world war one, military, battles, soldier, survival, basic training, heroic mission, against the odds, military life, wartime life, desert, hospital ...
Time: 1910s, year 1917
Place: australia, palestine, cairo egypt, melbourne australia, new zealand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Patton (1970)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: "Patton" tells the tale of General George S. Patton, famous tank commander of World War II. The film begins with patton's career in North Africa and progresses through the invasion of Germany and the fall of the Third Reich. Side ...
Style: epic, realistic, suspenseful, rough, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, general, military, military hospital, heroes, destiny, military life, war, sacrifice, german, tank, insubordination ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1943, year 1942, year 1945 ...
Place: africa, italy, europe, normandy, sicily ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Long Day's Dying (1968)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Three British soldiers and their German captive trek through the European countryside.
Style: realistic, serious, cult film
Plot: soldier, world war two, military, confined, survival, rescue, escapades, war, military life, basic training, anti war, captivity ...
Time: 1940s
Place: germany, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Everyman's War (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: No one in high command believed that German forces would attack in the sub zero temperatures and near blizzard conditions. As the pre-dawn attack comes, with communications down Sgt. Smith is left with no choice but to make his way through enemy ...
Style: uplifting, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: military, soldier, against the odds, military life, battle zone, infantrymen, heroes, small town, war, historical event, world war two, battles ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
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Haven (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: This is the true story of a woman named Ruth Gruber who travels to Europe to help escort 1000 Jewish War victims to the United States. She comes to love and feel sorry for them all, and fights for their rights to live in America.
Style: emotional, disturbing, sincere, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, anti semitism, deportation, rescue, immigrants, human spirit, idealism, heroic mission, fighting the system, wartime life, society ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s
Place: europe, belgrade, germany, chicago illinois, brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Last Lieutenant (1993)
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: captivating, realistic, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: world war two, battles, surrender, graphic violence, anti war, military life, military base, wartime life, couple relations, working class, political unrest, human spirit ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: norway, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Operation Valkyrie (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Austria, Italy
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In 1944, a group of high command officers plot an attempt against Hitler, and one of the leaders of the conspiracy, Stauffenberg (Sebastian Koch), goes to a meeting with the Fuhrer in charge of exploding the place. However, Hitler survives and the ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: hitler, conspiracy, assassination attempt, world war two, national socialism, military, rebellion, leadership, wartime life, against humanity, state affairs, rebelliousness ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
A Bear Named Winnie (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a Canadian soldier, enroute to World War I from Winnipeg, who adopts an orphaned bear cub at White River Ontario. It is namned Winnie (for Winnipeg) and eventually ends up at the London Zoo where it became the inspiration ...
Style: serious, feel good, touching, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: world war one, friendship, soldier, bear, survival, hopes, best friends, pets, war, military, babies and infants, young heroes ...
Time: 1910s, year 1918, year 1914
Place: england, london, europe, canada, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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: serious, realistic, thought provoking, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, battles, society, heroes, war, against humanity, military, politics, confined, state affairs, nazi occupation ...
Time: 1940s
Place: denmark, europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Hell Is for Heroes (1962)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: World War II drama where the action centers around a single maneuver by a squad of GIs in retaliation against the force of the German Siegfried line. Reese joins a group of weary GIs unexpectedly ordered back into the line when on their way to a ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, battles, military, soldier, infantry, war, heroic mission, military life, rebellion, anti war, fighting the system, leadership ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: germany, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, espionage, war, anti war, escapades, mission, battles, soldier, reconnaissance, liberation, wartime life, military life ...
Time: 1940s
Place: the philippines, japan, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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: serious, realistic, emotional, suspense, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, ghetto, world war two, nazi germany, social worker, rescue, life is a bitch, against humanity, rabbi, confined, historical figure, anti semitism ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Red Cherry (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: China
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on a true story, this horrifying tale follows two orphaned friends as they struggle to survive during World War II.
Style: serious, touching, bleak, saga, realistic ...
Plot: orphan, world war two, monastery, summer camp, school, youth, military, war, society, life is a bitch, wartime life, innocence lost ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941
Place: russia, moscow russia, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.3
 851
Only the Brave (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A searing portrait of war and prejudice, 'Only the Brave' takes you on a haunting journey into the hearts and minds of the forgotten heroes of WWII - the Japanese-American 100th/442nd.
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, battles, soldier, military life, survival, society, heroic mission, battle zone, war, daring rescue, infantrymen, rescue mission ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, france, usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Boat Is Full (1981)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Switzerland, West Germany, Austria
Duration: 101 min.
Story: During World War II, Switzerland severely limited refugees: "Our boat is full." A train from Germany halts briefly in an isolated corner of Switzerland. Six people jump off seeking asylum: four Jews, a French child, and a German soldier. ...
Style: captivating, bleak, disturbing, realistic, serious
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, politics, refugee, train, battles, life turned upside down, anti war, genocide, ship, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s
Place: switzerland, germany, europe, zurich switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
My Mother's Courage (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, UK, Austria, Ireland
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The deportation of 4000 Jews from Budapest to Auschwitz in July 1944, as told by George Tabori, and how the narrator's mother escaped it, owing to coincidence, courage and some help from where you'd least expect it.
Style: bleak, disturbing, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, hopes, world war two, deportation, destiny, human spirit, genocide, family in danger, moral dilemma, wartime life, anti semitism ...
Time: 1940s
Place: budapest, hungary, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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, genocide, anti semitism, war crime, racism, politics, conspiracy, state affairs, wartime life, human spirit, world war two, leadership ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: berlin germany, germany, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Fallen (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, Germany, Italy
Duration: 112 min.
Story: THE FALLEN is a three-sided story about German, Italian, and American soldiers, set in Northern Italy during the final weeks of the World War II. On the one side, a group of American supply soldiers delivers ammunition to the front line, a journey ...
Style: captivating, rough, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: holocaust, soldier, military life, survival, captivity, against the odds, military, battles, political unrest, leadership, against humanity, basic training ...
Time: 1940s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%