Movies like My Mother's Courage

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My Mother's Courage (1995)
 6.9
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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: thought provoking, bleak, serious, captivating, realistic, disturbing
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, deportation, war, military, heroes, confined, battles, genocide, destiny, life is a bitch, human spirit, hopes, moral dilemma, danger, family in danger, anti semitism, society, wartime life, escapades, against humanity, prostitute, nazi, jewish, german ...
Time: 1940s
Place: berlin germany, hungary, budapest hungary

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and emotional films with plots about holocaust, world war two, against humanity, confined, war, nazi and wartime life mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like My Mother's Courage: The Truce (1997), The Aryan Couple (2004), Escape from Sobibor (1987), Amen. (2002), The Boat Is Full (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Truce (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Although liberated from Auschwitz on January 27, 1945, Levi did not reach Turin until October 19 of that year. After spending some time in a Soviet camp for former concentration camp inmates, he embarked on an arduous journey home in the company of ...
Style: gloomy, realistic, captivating, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, refugee, danger, anti semitism, society, captivity, wartime life, hopes, confined, against humanity, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: italy, russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Aryan Couple (2004)
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: realistic, captivating, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: concentration camp, anti semitism, holocaust, danger, society, moral dilemma, family life, political unrest, wartime life, computers and web, palaces castles and temples, racism ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: hungary, germany, switzerland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Escape from Sobibor (1987)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Yugoslavia
Duration: 143 min.
Story: During WWII, the death camp at Treblinka had an escape, causing the Commandant at a similar camp in Sobibor to vow (actually threaten) that his camp would never experience the same thing. But those who were its captives, the Jewish laborers that had ...
Style: captivating, tense, rough, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, against humanity, genocide, hard labor, brutality, violence, labor camp, corporal punishment, captivity, wartime life, hopes ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 7.3
 13K
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: realistic, bleak, serious, clever, suspenseful ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, genocide, politics, massacre, torment, anti semitism, war crime, pope, conscience, doctor, euthanasia ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 30s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, poland, romania, hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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: realistic, disturbing, bleak, serious, captivating
Plot: holocaust, politics, anti semitism, refugee, train, battles, political unrest, danger, survival, wartime life, against humanity, war ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: switzerland, germany, europe, zurich switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: During the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam, Otto Frank decides to hide his family, who are Jewish, after his daughter Margot is called to appear for transport to a Nazi labour camp. Miep Gies, Otto Frank's office assistant hides them in the attic ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, serious, bleak, realistic
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, family life, injustice, society, wartime life, war, confined, against humanity, life is a bitch, hopes, anti heroes ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 20th century
Place: amsterdam, holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 7.1
 10K
The Grey Zone (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Nazi doctor, along with the Sonderkomando Jews – who are forced to work in the crematoria of Auschwitz against their fellow-Jews – find themselves in a moral grey zone.
Style: serious, factual, depressing, harsh, compassionate ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, redemption, smuggling, human spirit, against humanity, anti semitism, danger, hopes, war, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1944
Place: europe, poland, germany, budapest hungary, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Good Evening, Mr. Wallenberg (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Sweden, Hungary
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Swedish account of Raoul Wallenberg, the man responsible for the largest rescue of Jews during World War II.
Style: uplifting, thought provoking, realistic, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: rescue, ghetto, holocaust, anti semitism, politics, genocide, swedish, hungarian, survival, human spirit, political unrest, heroes ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: hungary, europe, sweden, moscow russia, stockholm sweden ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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: realistic, disturbing, captivating, bleak, serious
Plot: holocaust, nazism, train ride, anti semitism, concentration camp, danger, life is a bitch, war, against humanity, confined, train, pow ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1943, 1940s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When his family moves from their home in Berlin to a strange new house in Poland, young Bruno befriends Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the fence where everyone seems to be wearing striped pajamas. Unaware of Shmuel's fate as a ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, heartbreaking, disturbing ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holocaust, friendship, concentration camp, against humanity, childhood, jewish, young heroes, nazism, atrocity, wartime life, tragic event, gas chamber ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, poland, europe, switzerland, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.7
 3K
God on Trial (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In the Jewish tradition of arguing with God, Jewish prisoners in Auschwitz decide to put God on Trial.
Style: tense, captivating, thought provoking, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, auschwitz, debate, introspection, society, genocide, war crime, legal, anti semitism, confined, against humanity ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: poland, europe, israel, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Out of the Ashes (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The real-life story of Gisella Perl, a Jewish Hungarian doctor imprisoned in the notorious Auschwitz death camp of World War II.
Style: captivating, uplifting, emotional, serious, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, pregnancy, survival, against humanity, war, life is a bitch, confined, society, misfit, moral dilemma, starting over ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: hungary, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.3
 4K
Uprising (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 177 min.
Story: Jews rise up in the Warsaw Ghetto against the Nazis in 1943.
Style: rough, bleak, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, ghetto, anti semitism, deportation, political unrest, military life, survival, battles, danger, genocide, heroes, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1943
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.6
 276
Judith (1966)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Israel, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A Jewish woman is recruited to help track down a German commander who was her former husband.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing
Plot: soldier, confined, boarding school life, life is a bitch, war, hopes, anti heroes, vengeance, concentration camp, injustice, criminal heroes, against humanity ...
Place: syria, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.8
 2K
Rosenstrasse (2003)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 136 min.
Story: When Ruth's husband dies in New York, in 2000, she imposes strict Jewish mourning, which puzzles her children. A stranger comes to the house - Ruth's cousin - with a picture of Ruth, age 8, in Berlin, with a woman the cousin says helped ...
Style: serious, emotional, uplifting, touching, realistic
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, couples, human spirit, soldier, life is a bitch, hopes, wartime life, war, couple relations, society, nazi germany ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1943, 1940s
Place: usa, germany, europe, new york, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.2
 116
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, bleak, realistic, uplifting, thought provoking ...
Plot: confined, state affairs, against humanity, war, danger, military, society, politics, heroes, battles, world war two, nazi ...
Place: denmark, sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Counterfeiters (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, War
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story Jewish counterfeiter, Salomon Sorowitsch, coerced into assisting the Nazi operation of the Sachsenhausen concentration camp during World War II.
Style: tense, realistic, uplifting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, german, jewish, war crime, suicide, forgery, artist, arrest, anti semitism, doctor ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: europe, germany, hamburg germany, austria, monte carlo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.0
 335
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: gloomy, realistic, suspenseful, bleak, serious
Plot: d day, survival, bunker, human spirit, holocaust, danger, prison, against humanity, wartime life, confined, escapades, life is a bitch ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 8.2
 42K
Come and See (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union, Belarus
Duration: 142 min.
Story: The invasion of a village in Byelorussia by German forces sends young Florya into the forest to join the weary Resistance fighters, against his family's wishes. There he meets a girl, Glasha, who accompanies him back to his village. On ...
Style: bleak, thought provoking, surreal, rough, serious ...
Plot: against humanity, genocide, atrocity, anti war, holocaust, war crime, surrealism, survival, war, occupation, execution, military ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1943, 1940s
Place: russia, europe, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.5
 28K
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: epic, gloomy, realistic, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, snow, soldier, anti war, squad, execution, nazism, german, war, russian, politics, genocide ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1943, year 1942
Place: russia, europe, italy, germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Perlasca: The Courage of a Just Man (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France, Sweden, Hungary
Duration: 197 min.
Story: It is the real story of Giorgio Perlasca (Luca Zingaretti). During the 1920s he was an Italian Fascist supporter, fighting in Africa an in the Spanish civil war where he deserved a safe conduct for Spanish embassies. After some years, disillusioned ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, idealism, ghetto, concentration camp, good versus evil, deportation, black market, genocide, nazism, danger, escapades, daring rescue ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 30s, 20s, 40s ...
Place: hungary, italy, budapest hungary, spain, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Hiding Place (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The Hiding Place is an account of a Dutch family who risk their lives by offering a safe haven for Jews during World War II
Style: uplifting, disturbing, realistic, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, concentration camp, anti heroes, against humanity, hopes, war, religions or cults, genocide, heroes, confined, siblings relations ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.7
 114
David (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Although members of the Hitler Youth chant anti-Semitic paroles in front of his house during the Purim festival, Rabbi Singer is still profoundly convinced that Germany will stay a safe country for him, his family, and his fellow believers. But ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: anti semitism, survival, rabbi, holocaust, society, danger, youth, coming of age, urban, war, wartime life, confined ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: germany, europe, black sea, poland, hamburg germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Varian's War: The Forgotten Hero (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Varian Fry rescues more than 2,000 artists from Nazi persecution during World War II.
Style: tense, realistic, sincere, serious, emotional
Plot: against humanity, war, escapades, life is a bitch, confined, politics, moral dilemma, society, rescue, racism, journalism, media ...
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Voyage of the Damned (1976)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A luxury liner carries Jewish refugees from Hitler's Germany in a desperate fight for survival.
Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, ship, against humanity, life is a bitch, cruise, on the run, survival, society, misfit, family in danger, danger ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: germany, cuba, latin america, europe, havana cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: realistic, bleak, serious, tense
Plot: ghetto, starvation, holocaust, anti semitism, danger, survival, young heroes, against humanity, war, wartime life, confined, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.5
 14K
Jakob the Liar (1999)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Hungary, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In 1944 Poland, a Jewish shop keeper named Jakob is summoned to ghetto headquarters after being caught out after curfew. While waiting for the German Kommondant, Jakob overhears a German radio broadcast about Russian troop movements. Returned to the ...
Style: humorous, sincere, semi serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, starvation, ghetto, survival, war, anti heroes, hopes, against humanity, figment, confined, wartime life, protecting from truth ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe, germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.8
 16K
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, racism, politics, wartime life, state affairs, human spirit, leadership, soldier, against humanity, conspiracy ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.0
 8K
The Round Up (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, Germany, Hungary
Duration: 115 min.
Story: 1942. Joseph is eleven. And this June morning, he must go to school, a yellow star sown on his chest. He receives the support of a goods dealer. The mockery of a baker. Between kindness and contempt, Jo, his Jewish friends, their families, learn of ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, bleak, emotional, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, nazism, family in danger, anti semitism, danger, occupation, society, corrupt officer, family relations, war, genocide ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1942
Place: europe, france, vichy, germany, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In late 1930s Ferrara, Italy, the Finzi-Continis are a leading family: wealthy, aristocratic, and urbane; they are also Jewish. Their adult children, Micol and Alberto, gather a diverse circle of friends for tennis and parties at their villa with ...
Style: realistic, captivating, thought provoking, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: fascism, holocaust, anti semitism, tennis, family life, confined, life is a bitch, wartime life, family relations, society, deportation, jewish ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 1940s ...
Place: italy, europe, africa, israel, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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