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Hitler's S.S.: Portrait in Evil (1985)
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Hitler's S.S.: Portrait in Evil (1985)
Original name: Hitler's SS: Portrait In Evil
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, his younger brother Karl (John Shea), a top athlete and idealist, becomes a chauffeur for the "S.A." (storm troopers).
Style: disturbing, serious, bleak, realistic, captivating, national socialism
Plot: rise and fall, siblings relations, political unrest, war, wartime life, society, life is a bitch, uncover truth, moral dilemma, battles, coming of age, politics, against humanity, state affairs, family relations, cabaret, nazis, third reich, ss, nazi germany, gestapo, concentration camp, crisis of conscience, firing squad, terror ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: europe, germany

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Most similar movies to Hitler's S.S.: Portrait in Evil

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, bleak and captivating films with plots about war, life is a bitch, wartime life, against humanity, state affairs, world war two and society mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like Hitler's S.S.: Portrait in Evil: The Sleeping Voice (2011), Company K (2004), Unfair Competition (2001), The Only Way (1970), The Aryan Couple (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: serious, emotional, realistic, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: political unrest, rebellion, society, state affairs, war, babies and infants, siblings relations, false accusation, wartime life, woman in danger, fascism, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: spain, europe
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95%
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Company K (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on the popular World War I novel by author William March, director Robert Clem's COMPANY K follows a veteran of the first great conflict as he finishes a book about his wartime experiences and reflects on how a man's true character ...
Style: epic, serious, bleak, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: anti war, veteran, soldier, prison, gory, war, military life, wartime life, battles, military, politics, writer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, year 1917
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Unfair Competition (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Two linen fabric dealers with their shops close to one another, battle against each other for more and more costumers. Umberto constantly loses clients because of the tough competition brought by Leone, who offers the best prices in the ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: anti semitism, fascism, family business, holocaust, political unrest, social decay, war, society, life is a bitch, human nature, moral dilemma, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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 112
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, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: battles, politics, war, against humanity, confined, danger, heroes, military, society, state affairs, holocaust, world war two ...
Place: denmark, europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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: gloomy, serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, anti semitism, anti heroes, survival, war, uncover truth, moral dilemma, genocide, palaces castles and temples, countryside, political unrest ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, hungary, switzerland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 2K
Warriors (1999)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 175 min.
Story: If the conflict in Bosnia has become something of a forgotten war, it's not for the want of trying from the immensely powerful BBC film Warriors, the story of five young soldiers and their harrowing experiences in the region.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: genocide, atrocity, war crime, soldier, gory, war, anti war, bosnian war, wartime life, against humanity, military, state affairs ...
Place: bosnia, europe, former yugoslavia, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Germany Pale Mother (1980)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Germany 1939. Hans and Lene marry the day before the war breaks out, and Hans is sent to the Eastern front. During a bombing raid their daughter Anna is born. The house is destroyed and Lene and Anna moves in with relatives in Berlin. Hans survives ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy, disturbing
Plot: couple relations, parents and children, war, wartime life, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, family relations, family life, soldier, family in crisis, couples, motherhood ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 1940s, year 1939
Place: germany, europe, west germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: bleak, serious, realistic, disturbing, captivating
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, train ride, against humanity, nazism, concentration camp, confined, train, life is a bitch, war, danger, pow ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1943
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, bleak ...
Plot: ghetto, rabbi, survival, sexual abuse, war, holocaust, wartime life, family life, against humanity, society, family relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, poland, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
World War II: When Lions Roared (1994)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Based upon the actual cables between Washington, London and Moscow during the Second World War, this TV-movie examines the relationship between the leaders of these countries throughout the conflict. Franklin D. Roosevelt (John Lithgow), Winston ...
Style: serious, clever, talky, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: head of state, holocaust, war, political unrest, politics, against humanity, state affairs, orphan, leadership, teenage life, ambition, heroes ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, germany, usa, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 688
Copenhagen (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: No one knows for sure what transpired when German physicist Werner Heisenberg met with his Jewish Danish counterpart, Niels Bohr, in Copenhagen -- the event became the stuff of modern scientific mythology. Director Howard Davies puts his spin on the ...
Style: serious, talky, realistic, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: moral dilemma, wartime life, politics, war, state affairs, head of state, prodigy, friendship, inventions and discoveries, heroes, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Ulysses' Gaze (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Greece, France, Italy, Germany, UK, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Romania, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duration: 176 min.
Story: "A," a Greek filmmaker living in exile in the United States, returns to his native Ptolemas to attend a special screening of one of his extremely controversial films. But A's real interest lies elsewhere--the mythical reels of the ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: greek, politics, on the road, war, political unrest, state affairs, obsessive quest, human nature, introspection, siblings relations, showbiz, filmmaking ...
Place: sarajevo, europe, former yugoslavia, greece, bucharest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Red and the White (1967)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Hungary, Soviet Union
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1919, Hungarian Communists aid the Bolsheviks' defeat of Czarists, the Whites. Near the Volga, a monastery and a field hospital are held by one side then the other.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: monastery, soldier, rebelliousness, war, anti war, genocide, battle zone, military life, political unrest, revolution, battles, politics ...
Time: 1910s
Place: russia, europe, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Camp de Thiaroye (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Senegal, Algeria, Tunisia
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A historical drama based on the Thiaroye transit camp massacre, Camp de Thiaroye dismantles the myth of colonial assimilation to expose ingrained social and cultural mechanisms of racism, exploitation, and privilege. In 1944, the French army ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, disturbing, thought provoking
Plot: soldier, racism, war, autobiography, injustice, military, life is a bitch, interracial relations, culture clash, wartime life, against humanity, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: africa, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
It Happened Here (1965)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: It is the Second World War. The Nazis have invaded Britain. There is a split between the resistance and those who prefer to collaborate with the invaders for a quiet life. The protagonist, a nurse, is caught in the middle.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: german occupation, hospital, politics, military, fascism, uncover truth, anti war, war, countryside, political unrest, against humanity, danger ...
Time: 40s, 1910s, 1940s
Place: england, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 186 min.
Story: In 1947, four German judges who served on the bench during the Nazi regime face a military tribunal to answer charges of crimes against humanity. Chief Justice Haywood hears evidence and testimony not only from lead defendant Ernst Janning and his ...
Style: talky, realistic, serious, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: courtroom drama, holocaust, judge, against humanity, courtroom, concentration camp, trial, genocide, war crime, cold war, legal action, nazism ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 60s, year 1945, year 1946 ...
Place: germany, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Eleni (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Nick is a writer in New York when he gets posted to a bureau in Greece. He has waited 30 years for this. He wants to know why his mother was killed in the civil war years earlier. In a parallel plot line we see Nick as a young boy and his family as ...
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, emotional, suspenseful ...
Plot: civil war, village, revolution, war, journalism, uncover truth, self discovery, haunted by the past, political unrest, fighting the system, against humanity, media ...
Place: greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 8.0
 787
Hiroshima (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada, Japan
Duration: 185 min.
Story: Hiroshima is a 1995 Japanese / Canadian film directed by Koreyoshi Kurahara and Roger Spottiswoode about the decision-making processes that led to the dropping of the atomic bombs by the United States on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: war, atomic bomb, politics, head of state, soldier, office, anti war, holocaust, political unrest, wartime life, battles, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: asia, usa, japan, new york, hiroshima japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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The Bunker (1981)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Dramatization depicting the events surrounding Adolf Hitler's last weeks in and around his underground bunker in Berlin before and during the battle for the city.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: downfall, isolation, confined, state affairs, life is a bitch, human nature, introspection, wartime life, against humanity, confinement indoors, totalitarianism, siege ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1945
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Battle on the River Neretva (1969)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Yugoslavia, Italy, West Germany, USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: In January 1943 the German army, afraid of an Allied invasion of the Balkans, launched a great offensive against Yugoslav Partisans in Western Bosnia. The only way out for the Partisan forces and thousands of refugees was the bridge on the river ...
Style: epic, serious, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: war, wartime life, danger, river battle, battle zone, escapades, adventure, heroes, military, soldier, battles, politics ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1943
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, bosnia, yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: emotional, serious, realistic, tense, sincere
Plot: anti heroes, daring rescue, war, journalism, survival, uncover truth, anti semitism, genocide, holocaust, racism, wartime life, politics ...
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Joy Division (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Germany, Hungary
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A teenage orphan fights against the Red Army at the end of WWII and in the aftermath is 'adopted' by a Commissar. Years later he is sent to London during the Cold war to work for the KGB, where he questions his life.
Style: serious, bleak, epic, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: kgb, espionage, war, moral dilemma, soldier, mission of murder, haunted by the past, political unrest, dishonesty, state affairs, undercover, secret agents ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945, 1940s
Place: russia, england, london, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.6
 115K
The Book Thief (2013)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 131 min.
Story: While subjected to the horrors of WWII Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, a Jewish refuge is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, adoption, family secret, life is a bitch, human spirit, book, against humanity, runaway, jewish, youth, childhood, nazi germany ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1939 ...
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 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: serious, bleak, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: ghetto, anti semitism, holocaust, deportation, anti heroes, survival, war, human spirit, genocide, heroic mission, political unrest, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1943
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.7
 646
The Skin (1981)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Naples, year 1943, in the middle of World War II. The city has just be liberated by American troops in an era in which nobody knows just when the war or where begins the peace; winners and losers face...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, disturbing
Plot: translator, captivity, wartime life, war, against humanity, military, life is a bitch, soldier, chaos and mayhem, society, virgin, labia ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: italy, naples italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
All Quiet on the Western Front (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: At the start of World War I, Paul Baumer is a young German patriot, eager to fight. Indoctrinated with propaganda at school, he and his friends eagerly sign up for the army soon after graduation. But when the horrors of war soon become too much to ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy, disturbing ...
Plot: soldier, anti war, hospital, school, war, classmate, military life, wartime life, battles, military, life is a bitch, leadership ...
Place: germany, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Iron Triangle (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on the diary of an unknown Viet Cong soldier, this film provides a sympathetic look at a Viet Cong soldier who protected a captured American soldier whom he believed did not kill him when the American had the opportunity. Written by John ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: war, vietnam war, soldier, idealism, interracial relations, village, anti war, military life, political unrest, wartime life, battles, military ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: serious, bleak, realistic, captivating, disturbing
Plot: anti semitism, refugee, train, holocaust, politics, survival, war, boat, genocide, mental institution, ship, political unrest ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: switzerland, europe, germany, zurich switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: serious, bleak, realistic, atmospheric, captivating
Plot: parents and children, village life, village, life is a bitch, society, youth, family relations, mute or deaf, against humanity, social relations, dialect, 8 year old ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944, year 1943, 1940s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Hanoi Hilton (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Lionel Chetwynd's film documents the horrific struggles that faced American POWs held in the North Vietnamese prison Hoa Lo -- more infamously known as the Hanoi Hilton -- between 1964 and 1975. Williamson (Michael Moriarty) leads a group of ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, captivating ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, war, prison, rebelliousness, anti war, captivity, military life, political unrest, prison life, wartime life, battles ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%