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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: bleak, serious, captivating, realistic, disturbing
Plot: world war two, war, distopia, politics, family relations, battles, life is a bitch, cabaret, moral dilemma, rise and fall, society, political unrest, wartime life, coming of age, siblings relations, against humanity, state affairs, uncover truth, third reich, concentration camp, nazi, jewish, hitler, soldier, ss ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s
Place: germany, europe

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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 life is a bitch, wartime life, world war two, war, against humanity, society and state affairs mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like Hitler's S.S.: Portrait in Evil: The Aryan Couple (2004), The Only Way (1970), Company K (2004), The Last Train (2006), The Bunker (1981). 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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95%
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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 ⇓
91%
 5.4
 325
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: disturbing, psychological, epic, captivating, serious ...
Plot: anti war, veteran, wartime life, battles, politics, state affairs, war, military, life is a bitch, soldier, prison life, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, year 1917
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1962)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Karl from Germany and Marcelo from France emigrated to Argentina and became brothers-in-law. Karl soon returned to Germany to serve in the army. Marcelo and his children Julio and Chichi became Argentinean citizens but later returned to Paris. Karl ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological
Plot: world war two, resistance, family relations, death, wartime life, military, manhood, life is a bitch, state affairs, politics, society, holocaust ...
Time: 1940s, year 1938, year 1939, 1930s
Place: argentina, france, paris france, europe, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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, serious, sincere, emotional, realistic
Plot: world war two, uncover truth, hidden identity, wartime life, escapades, survival, life is a bitch, rescue, against humanity, state affairs, politics, society ...
Time: 20th century
Place: france, europe, marseille, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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: serious, realistic, bleak, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: rabbi, ghetto, world war two, holocaust, religions or cults, family relations, injustice, life is a bitch, society, misfit, against humanity, confined ...
Time: 1940s
Place: europe, poland, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, serious, bleak, captivating
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, nazism, life is a bitch, pow, war, confined, train travel, gestapo, concentration camp, brutality, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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The Bunker (1981)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 150 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: realistic, bleak, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: hitler, nazi germany, world war two, against humanity, state affairs, confined, life is a bitch, downfall, confinement indoors, wartime life, totalitarianism, introspection ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Camp de Thiaroye (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Senegal, Algeria, Tunisia
Duration: 157 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: thought provoking, serious, realistic, disturbing, bleak
Plot: world war two, interracial relations, racism, soldier, wartime life, culture clash, injustice, state affairs, war, military, against humanity, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: africa, senegal, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
My Best Enemy (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Austria, Luxembourg
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Poland 1943: An unlikely pair - a concentration camp prisoner and a captain in Hitler's notorious SS - free themselves from the wreckage of a crashed SS airplane. The two appear to be strangely familiar with each other and the extent of their ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: concentration camp, friends, friendship, military, wartime life, life is a bitch, moral dilemma, soldier, against humanity, holocaust, world war two, switching roles ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: germany, poland, europe, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.1
 951
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: disturbing, serious, thought provoking, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: kgb, world war two, secret agents, politics, betrayal, haunted by the past, introspection, political unrest, burned alive, unsuccessful, state affairs, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1945
Place: russia, london, england, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: thought provoking, serious, captivating, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: fascism, anti semitism, ghetto, social decay, family business, political unrest, human nature, moral dilemma, life is a bitch, against humanity, racial slur, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
It Happened Here (1964)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, War
Country: UK
Duration: 93 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: realistic, serious, bleak, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: hospital, politics, military, distopia, battles, fascism, world war two, german occupation, wartime life, countryside, anti war, political conspiracy ...
Time: 1940s, 1910s, year 1945, year 1940, year 1944
Place: england, europe, dunkirk, london, madagascar ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, holocaust, jewish, human spirit, childhood, nazi germany, against humanity, war, life is a bitch, adoption, nazi, youth ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1939, year 1938 ...
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, captivating, realistic, atmospheric, bleak
Plot: world war two, family relations, youth, against humanity, life is a bitch, parents and children, village life, village, german army, social relations, mute or deaf, society ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1944, year 1943
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 179 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: disturbing, suspenseful, emotional, sincere, talky ...
Plot: courtroom drama, judge, genocide, war crime, world war two, holocaust, jewish, court, redemption, german, nazism, cold war ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 20th century, year 1946, year 1945
Place: germany, europe, poland, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.9
 904
Hiroshima (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada, Japan
Duration: 190 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: captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: world war two, nuclear, politics, atomic bomb, battles, emperor, white house, invasion, disaster, catastrophe, surrender, heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: hiroshima japan, asia, usa, new york, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Jew Suss: Rise and Fall (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 114 min.
Story: This intricate historical drama tells the story of actor Ferdinand Marian (Tobias Moretti), who is ordered by Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels to star in the 1940 anti-Semitic film Jew Suss. Despite his cooperation, Ferdinand's actions have ...
Style: realistic, captivating, factual, psychological, serious ...
Plot: nazi germany, anti semitism, propaganda, actor's life, rise and fall, filmmaking, politics, introspection, political unrest, showbiz, movie business, state affairs ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: austria, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Winston Affair (1964)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In a remote jungle outpost in the Far Eastern theater of World War II, a hotheaded American soldier murders an allied British sergeant in cold blood. Stalwart American Lt. Colonel Barney Adams (Mitchum) is dispatched to defend him in the ensuing ...
Style: serious, bleak, suspenseful, rough, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, murder, soldier, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation, courtroom drama, psychopath, power relations, law enforcement, life is a bitch, rebellion, society ...
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
A Day in October (1991)
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 ...
Style: touching, bleak, gloomy, captivating, serious ...
Plot: world war two, evacuation, rescue, love affair, wartime life, fall in love, battles, secret place, against the rules, war, life is a bitch, against humanity ...
Time: 1940s
Place: denmark, sweden, europe, copenhagen, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, serious, suspenseful, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: wartime life, death sentence, life is a bitch, political unrest, fall in love, woman in danger, society, love and romance, rebellion, dishonesty, against humanity, civil war ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: spain, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Beyond the Front Line (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A movie based on real wartime diaries tells the story of the Swedish speaking Finns' infantry regiment 61. The story follows the regiment during the Continuation War from 1942 to 1944 and from Syväri to the Karelian Isthmus where they faced ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: world war two, military, wartime life, politics, soldier, heroic mission, chaos and mayhem, state affairs, against humanity, battles, infantrymen, war ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, year 1943, year 2002, year 1944
Place: finland, europe, russia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Hitler: The Last Ten Days (1973)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Hitler: The Last Ten Days takes us into the depths of der Furher’s Berlin bunker during his final days. Based on the book by Gerhard Boldt, it provides a bleak look at the goings-on within, and without.
Style: disturbing, bleak, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: megalomaniac, world war two, suicide, bunker, life turned upside down, couples, military, downfall, losing-it hero, confined, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.8
 663
Kedma (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, Israel, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In May 1948, shortly before the creation of the State of Israel, hundreds of immigrants from across Europe arrive in Palestine--only to risk arrest by British troops.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: survival, culture clash, tragic love, immigrants, military, state affairs, hopes, life is a bitch, political unrest, escapades, starting over, against humanity ...
Time: 1940s
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.3
 967
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: captivating, serious, thought provoking, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: moral dilemma, prodigy, inventions and discoveries, friendship, politics, state affairs, society, wartime life, super weapon, nuclear threat, scientist, physics ...
Time: 1940s
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.2
 7K
Good (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Germany, Hungary, Cayman Islands
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The rise of national socialism in Germany should not be regarded as a conspiracy of madmen. Millions of "good" people found themselves in a society spiralling into terrible chaos. A film about then, which illuminates the terrors of now.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: politics, moral dilemma, state affairs, wartime life, political unrest, society, nazism, friendship, anti semitism, writers, nazi, euthanasia ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1938, year 1918 ...
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.0
 1K
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: bleak, suspenseful, psychological, emotional, serious ...
Plot: revolution, village, civil war, wartime life, holocaust, uncover truth, self discovery, genocide, haunted by the past, political unrest, society, fighting the system ...
Place: greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.5
 8K
The Damned (1969)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In the early days of Nazi Germany, a powerful noble family must adjust to life under the new dictatorship regime. The transition from democracy to dictatorship is thus dramatized through the lives of the family which also owns a powerful German ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: mother son incest, oedipus complex, family relations, incest, decadence, third reich, gestapo, orgy, poison, murder, hide and seek, sexual abuse ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: gloomy, disturbing, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, wartime life, family in crisis, family life, couple relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, soldier, war, life turned upside down, family relations, couples ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, year 1939, post world war two
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%