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The Boat Is Full (1981)
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The Boat Is Full (1981)
Original name: Das Boot ist voll
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. They seek temporary refuge with a couple who run a village inn. They pose as a family: the deserter as husband, Judith as his wife, an old man from Vienna as her father, his granddaughter and the French lad, whom they beg to keep silent, as their children. Judith's teenage brother poses as a soldier. The fabrication unravels through chance and the local constable's exact investigation. Whom will the Swiss allow to stay? Who gets deported?
Style: bleak, serious, captivating, realistic, disturbing
Plot: holocaust, world war two, politics, anti semitism, train, refugee, war, survival, village, ship, mental institution, military, confined, soldier, battles, genocide, life is a bitch, fugitives, village life, anti war, society, political unrest, wartime life, escapades, life turned upside down ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: switzerland, germany, europe, zurich switzerland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and captivating films with plots about world war two, holocaust, against humanity, jewish, war, wartime life and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like The Boat Is Full: The Aryan Couple (2004), David (1979), The Truce (1997), Uprising (2001), Stalingrad (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Aryan Couple (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 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: suspenseful, psychological, captivating, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: concentration camp, world war two, holocaust, genocide, anti semitism, moral dilemma, forbidden love, wartime life, survival, hidden identity, uncover truth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: hungary, switzerland, germany, europe
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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: rough, suspenseful, bleak, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, rabbi, family relations, survival, holocaust, anti semitism, escapades, war, against humanity, society, confined, youth ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, black sea, vienna, guatemala ...
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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: sincere, gloomy, emotional, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: concentration camp, world war two, holocaust, hopes, refugee, escapades, life is a bitch, war, confined, against humanity, survival, society ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: italy, russia, europe, venice, turin italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, rough, serious, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, deportation, rebellion, anti semitism, human spirit, survival, life is a bitch, wartime life, ghetto, against humanity, society, politics ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1943
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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 ...
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Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1942, year 1943
Place: russia, europe, italy, germany, poland ...
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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.
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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, world war two, anti semitism, cruise ship, ship, catastrophe, interracial relations, racism, wartime life, family in danger, human spirit, disaster ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1939
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Told from the perspective of man reflecting on his childhood in Prauge in the early years of World War 2 and the eventual destruction of his family as the Nazis rise to power. The storyline focuses heavily on Jewish-Czech Silberstein family members. ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, touching, emotional ...
Plot: world war two, escapades, hopes, society, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, rescue, family relations, anti semitism, war, starvation, ghetto ...
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Style: tense, serious, sincere, emotional, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Last Train (2006)
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Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, bleak, captivating
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Style: thought provoking, uplifting, serious, realistic, emotional ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Italy
Duration: 200 min.
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Style: touching, uplifting, sentimental, emotional, bleak ...
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Duration: 100 min.
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Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, tense, gloomy ...
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Duration: 180 min.
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Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, disturbing, bleak
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Duration: 93 min.
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Style: disturbing, suspenseful, emotional, sincere, talky ...
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Style: tense, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, harsh ...
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Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, captivating ...
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Story: An Hungarian youth comes of age at Buchenwald during World War II. György Köves is 14, the son of a merchant who's sent to a forced labor camp. After his father's departure, György gets a job at a brickyard; his bus is stopped and its ...
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, disturbing, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Denmark, Panama, UK
Duration: 86 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, uplifting, captivating ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Hitler's S.S.: Portrait in Evil (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
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Style: captivating, disturbing, bleak, realistic, serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Goodbye, Children (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, West Germany, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A French boarding school run by priests seems to be a haven from World War II until a new student arrives. He becomes the roommate of top student in his class. Rivals at first, the roommates form a bond and share a secret.
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional, gloomy ...
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Time: 1940s, 20th century
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