Movies like The Counterfeit Traitor

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The Counterfeit Traitor (1962)
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The Counterfeit Traitor (1962)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Blacklisted in modern day WW2, a Swedish oil trader opts to assist British Allies, by means of infiltrating and surveying Nazi Germany.
Style: tense, bleak, gloomy, serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: world war two, espionage, spy, betrayal, life is a bitch, secret agents, working undercover, double agent, danger, dishonesty, forgery, wartime life, undercover, state affairs, father son relationship, catholic, anti semitism, confession, dominatrix, nazi occupation, surveillance, city in ruins, husband wife relationship, extramarital affair, execution ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: sweden, germany, europe, berlin germany, stockholm sweden, hamburg germany, copenhagen ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and captivating films with plots about world war two, war, wartime life, danger, espionage, nazi and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like The Counterfeit Traitor: Resistance (2011), Shining Through (1992), Seventeen Moments of Spring (1973), The Plot to Kill Hitler (1990), The Message (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Resistance (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: It is 1944 and the D-Day invasion has failed, Germany's army have successfully invaded England and the Nazi war-machine is now heading west towards Wales. A group of women in an isolated Welsh village near the English border wake up to ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: espionage, danger, life is a bitch, undercover, war, wartime life, missing person, world war two, strong female presence, resistance fighter
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: england
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95%
Shining Through (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Spirited New Yorker Linda Voss goes to work for international lawyer and secret Office of Strategic Services operative Ed Leland just before World War II. As they fall in love, the United States enters the fight against Hitler, and Linda volunteers ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: double agent, world war two, behind enemy lines, espionage, romance, wartime life, secret agents, love and romance, working undercover, translator, nazi germany, wartime ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, new york, berlin germany, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Seventeen Moments of Spring (1973)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 69 min.
TV show
Story: The series is based on a true story of a Russian spy Colonel Isaev (Stirlitz) in Fascist Germany during 17 days in very end of WWII. Stirlitz has worked his way to the very top of the Fascist hierarchy without being caught. However, his ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, nazi, spy, nazi germany, espionage, danger, war, undercover agent, dishonesty, undercover, state affairs, intrigue ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: germany, europe, britain, switzerland, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
The Plot to Kill Hitler (1990)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Yugoslavia, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A historical recreation of the 1944 attempt by several German High Command Officers to assassinate Adolf Hitler and take control of the German government.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, bleak, rough ...
Plot: heroes, world war two, battles, conspiracy, leadership, society, war, distopia, political unrest, wartime life, battle zone, assassination attempt ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: germany, europe, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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The Message (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: China
Duration: 118 min.
Story: 1942, Nanjing (Nanking). Following a series of assassination attempts on officials of the Japanese-controlled puppet government, the Japanese spy chief gathers a group of suspects in a mansion house for questioning. A tense game of "cat and ...
Style: captivating, realistic, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: japanese occupation, espionage, code breaking, world war two, resistance, assassination, wartime life, undercover, spy, rivalry, danger, occupation ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1942
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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: realistic, bleak, disturbing, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, nazi germany, hitler, against humanity, adolf hitler, wartime life, confinement indoors, downfall, confined, state affairs, life is a bitch, introspection ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.8
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In the Fog (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Netherlands, Belarus, Russia, Latvia
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Western frontiers of the USSR, 1942. The region is under German occupation. A man is wrongly accused of collaboration. Desperate to save his dignity, he faces an impossible moral choice.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: false accusation, world war two, nazi occupation, moral dilemma, danger, life is a bitch, survival, wartime life, human nature, resistance fighter, collaboration, war ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942
Place: russia, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Edelweiss Pirates (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Im Kölner Stadtteil Ehrenfeld lebt eine Gruppe von Arbeiterkindern kurz vor Ende des Zweiten Weltkriegs ihren ganz eigenen Alltag. Die selbsternannten „Edelweißpiraten“ träumen von einer gerechten Welt und sehnen sich nach der unbeschwerten ...
Style: realistic, tense, captivating, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: resistance, wartime life, human spirit, young heroes, rebellion, danger, against humanity, life is a bitch, confined, idealism, rebelliousness, captivity ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Farewell (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Engaging, emotional and riveting, FAREWELL is an intricate and highly intelligent thriller pulled from the pages of history— about an ordinary man thrust into the biggest theft of Soviet information of the Cold War. Ronald Reagan called this piece ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: cold war, espionage, kgb, double agent, undercover, dishonesty, betrayal, state affairs, danger, working undercover, father son relationship, iron curtain ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: soviet union, france, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Winter in Wartime (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 103 min.
Story: During World War II in the freezing Netherlands winter of 1944/1945 the western Netherlands are in the grip of a famine. Many people move east to provide for their families. Fourteen year old Michiel can't wait to join the Dutch resistance, to ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, nazism, resistance, occupation, execution, coming of age, nazi, wartime life, adventure, german, life is a bitch, military ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: netherlands, europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Operation: Daybreak (1975)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Czechoslovakia, 1942. Three brave Czech patriots risk everything to rid their country of its brutal Nazi leader, SS-General Reinhard Heydrich.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, realistic, serious
Plot: soldier, assassination, world war two, czech history, war, against humanity, military, state affairs, espionage, anti heroes, politics, battles ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1941, year 1942, quarry
Place: prague, czech republic, europe, prague czechoslovakia, central europe ...
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55%
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36 Hours (1964)
Genre: Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Germans kidnap an American major and try to convince him that World War II is over, so that they can get details about the Allied invasion of Europe out of him.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, serious
Plot: world war two, memory loss, hospital, d day, military hospital, espionage, interrogation, war, military, chase, heroes, chases and races ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: europe, germany, portugal, normandy, lisbon portugal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Stones for the Rampart (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 111 min.
Story: To be defeated and not be - a victory. This is the motto that life is guided by three young friends: Alek, Sophy and Rudy. Scouts, high school graduates high school in Warsaw drifting ambitious plans for the future broken through September 1939. ...
Style: captivating, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: life is a bitch, wartime life, against the odds, danger, daring rescue, war, world war two
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
21 Hours at Munich (1976)
Genre: Drama, History, Sport, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A dramatization of the incident in 1972 when Arab terrorists broke into the Olympic compound in Munich and murdered 11 Israeli athletes.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, chases and races, media, confined, sport team, murder, isolation, kidnapping, hijacking, violence spree, danger ...
Time: 70s, year 1972
Place: europe, germany, west germany, munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Code Name: Emerald (1985)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In april 1944, an allied agent is sent to France in order to rescue an "overlord" captured by the Germans. (An "overlord" is one of the few men who knew the date and place of the "D" day). To achieve this goal, he will ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: espionage, world war two, d day, rescue, undercover, war, escapades, danger, secret agents, double agent, interrogation, agent ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Gentlemen (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Beaten up, bruised, and scared, a young writer hides in a Stockholm apartment, writing the story of its disappeared inhabitants: the flamboyant and charismatic Morgan brothers.
Style: serious, captivating, tense, realistic
Plot: espionage, political conspiracy, undercover, state affairs, dishonesty, apartment, multiple time frames, love and romance, friendship, danger, conspiracy, writer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, sweden, stockholm sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.1
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Valkyrie (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Japan, UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Wounded in Africa during World War II, Nazi Col. Claus von Stauffenberg returns to his native Germany and joins the Resistance in a daring plan to create a shadow government and assassinate Adolf Hitler. When events unfold so that he becomes a ...
Style: tense, factual, suspenseful, bad ending, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, nazism, german officer, war, resistance, nazi germany, nazi, bomb, deception, treason, assassination attempt, betrayal ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, normandy, munich germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Day One (1989)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Hungarian physicist Leo Szilard leaves Europe, eventually arriving in the United States. With the help of Einstein, he persuades the government to build an atomic bomb. The project is given to no-nonsense Gen. Leslie Groves who selects physicist J. ...
Style: tense, captivating, thought provoking, serious, realistic
Plot: politics, world war two, super weapon, intrigue, rivalry, laboratory, moral dilemma, wartime life, nuclear holocaust, nuclear threat, fight for supremacy, state affairs ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 30s, 20th century
Place: usa, new mexico, italy, new york, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: captivating, serious, suspenseful, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: concentration camp, world war two, holocaust, anti semitism, life is a bitch, undercover, hidden identity, forbidden love, uncover truth, moral dilemma, survival, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: switzerland, hungary, germany, europe
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47%
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X Company (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: An emotionally-driven character drama, set in the thrilling and dangerous world of WWII espionage and covert operations. It follows the stories of five highly skilled young recruits - Canadian, American and British - torn from their ordinary lives ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: espionage, secret agents, working undercover, heroic mission, undercover, danger, war, world war two, rivalry, friendship, good versus evil, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe
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46%
Soldier of Orange (1977)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 155 min.
Story: This film depicts World War II through the eyes of several Dutch students. It follows them through the beginning of the war, the Nazi occupation and the liberation.
Style: stylized, realistic, tense, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, nazi occupation, betrayal, espionage, occupation, escape attempt, queen, resistance, war, german, friendship, anti semitism ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 1930s, 80s
Place: europe, netherlands, london, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: thought provoking, realistic, serious, disturbing, bleak
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, hopes, attic, injustice, racism, family life, human spirit, wartime life, family in danger, survival ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s, 20th century
Place: europe, holland, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Behind Enemy Lines (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Professor-turned-spy Col. Calvin Turner and his associate, workaholic Lt. Shelley Flynn, plan a daring rescue behind enemy lines in World War II German-occupied Norway of a brilliant scientist who may or may not be aiding the Germans.
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, state affairs, danger, escapades, espionage, criminal heroes, military, wartime life, heroes, rebellion, war, undercover ...
Time: 20th century
Place: london, norway, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Spy (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Spring 1941. Center of Moscow. Duel of the two intelligence services turns more and more tense.
Style: captivating, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prospector, world war two, heroes, undercover, secret agents, spy, mole, secret police, heroic mission, mentor, betrayal, rivalry ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1941
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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April 9th (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the early morning of April 9th 1940 the Danish army is alerted. The Germans have crossed the border; Denmark is at war against Europe's strongest army. In Southern Jutland Danish bicycle- and motorcycle companies are ordered out, to against ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, war, nazi occupation, soldier, against the odds, battles, military, danger, surprise attack, friendship, military life, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1940
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Operation Crossbow (1965)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Allied agents infiltrate the Nazi rocket complex at Peenemunde in order to obtain their secrets and sabotage the plant.The film alternates between German developments of the V-1 missile and V-2 rocket (with a German cast speaking their own language) ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, espionage, world war two, rocket, double agent, heroic mission, working undercover, escapades, military, secret agents, war, heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: germany, london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Scarlet and the Black (1983)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK, Italy
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Fr. Hugh O'Flaherty is a Vatican official in 1943-45 who has been hiding downed pilots, escaped prisoners of war, and Italian resistance families. His diplomatic status in a Catholic country prevents Colonel Kappler from openly arresting him, ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious, factual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: world war two, soldier, nazi, vatican, fighting the system, uninhibited rivalry, human spirit, clergy, military, survival, hopes, politics ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: europe, rome italy, italy, germany, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Purple Butterfly (2003)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: China, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Ding Hui is a member of Purple Butterfly, a powerful resistance group in Japanese occupied Shanghai. An unexpected encounter reunites her with Itami, an ex-lover... and officer with a secret police unit tasked with dismantling Purple Butterfly.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: japanese occupation, war, wartime life, rivalry, political unrest, love affair, anti war, tragic hero, hidden identity, love and romance, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 1940s, 2000s
Place: japan, china, shanghai, asia, shanghai china
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: serious, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: world war two, military, wartime life, chaos and mayhem, politics, heroic mission, state affairs, against humanity, battles, soldier, infantrymen, war ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: europe, russia, finland, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Flame and Citron (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Denmark, Germany, Norway, France, Sweden, Finland, Czech Republic
Duration: 130 min.
Story: During Nazi occupation, red-headed Bent Faurschou-Hviid ("Flame") and Jørgen Haagen Schmith ("Citron"), assassins in the Danish resistance, take orders from Winther, who's in direct contact with Allied leaders. One shoots, ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: gestapo, resistance, world war two, betrayal, dishonesty, nazism, double agent, war, crimes, partners, wartime life, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944, year 1940
Place: denmark, copenhagen, europe, copenhagen denmark, sweden ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%