Movies like This Life 2012

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This Life (2012)
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This Life (2012)
Original name: Hvidsten gruppen
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Denmark
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The true story of the Fiil's a family of innkeepers who during Nazi-Germany's occupation of Denmark took up arms against the German occupiers. But in the fight for freedom, some must die so that others may live.
Style: emotional, realistic, disturbing, bleak, serious, captivating
Plot: world war two, nazi occupation, danger, resistance fighter, war, freedom fighter, nazi, heroes, female director, hotel, family relations, german soldier, wehrmacht, resistance, sabotage, firing squad, danish, nazi soldier
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: denmark, germany, scandinavia

Most similar movies to This Life

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and captivating films with plots about world war two, war, danger, wartime life, heroes, life is a bitch and nazi mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like This Life: April 9th (2015), The Only Way (1970), Süskind (2012), A Day in October (1991), Into the Darkness (2020). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: captivating, serious, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: war, world war two, soldier, nazi occupation, military, danger, against the odds, battles, surprise attack, friendship, battle zone, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1940
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.1
 209
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: contemplative, bleak, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, war, state affairs, against humanity, heroes, confined, danger, battles, military, politics, society ...
Time: 1940s
Place: denmark, europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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Süskind (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In Nazi-occupied Amsterdam, Walter Süskind is a member of the Dutch Jewish Council who rescues hundreds of children from the concentration camps.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, captivating, bleak
Plot: nazi occupation, children, selflessness, ss, idealism, rescue, human spirit, danger, holocaust, deportation, escape attempt, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, holland, amsterdam
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100%
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, gloomy, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: evacuation, rescue, world war two, jewish, against the rules, love and romance, war, against humanity, danger, life is a bitch, love affair, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: denmark, sweden, europe, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Into the Darkness (2020)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Denmark
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Karlskov is a self made, successful owner of a large electronics factory, has a wife and five children. They live the good, privileged upper-class life on Strandvejen north of Copenhagen when the Nazis occupy Denmark in April 1940. Karl struggles to ...
Style: bleak, rough, suspense, realistic
Plot: world war two, factory, german occupation, businessman, family relations, family, conflict, industry, money, family conflict
Time: 1940s
Place: germany, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, danger, pow, life is a bitch, confined, war, world war two, concentration camp, brutality, train ride ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Last Lieutenant (1993)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Norway
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Norwegian war drama. The old sea-captain retires, but the next day German WWII occupation of Norway begins. He then kisses his wife good-bye and is off to Army HQ. There he finds a lack of leadership and morale that offends him. They even laugh at ...
Style: emotional, sincere, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: world war two, contests and competitions, military, hopes, graphic violence, battles, wartime life, escapades, state affairs, heroes, aging, danger ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: germany, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 8.3
 6K
The Ascent (1977)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two Soviet partisans leave their starving band to get supplies from a nearby farm. The Germans have reached the farm first, so the pair must go on a journey deep into occupied territory, a voyage that will also take them deep into their souls.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, stylized, emotional ...
Plot: world war two, cold weather, village, betrayal, partisan, wartime life, heroes, confined, life is a bitch, dishonesty, war, danger ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: soviet union, europe, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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: gloomy, bleak, disturbing, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: ghetto, rabbi, world war two, holocaust, human spirit, sexual abuse, wartime life, family life, survival, anti semitism, parents and children, religions or cults ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: europe, poland, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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, wartime life, survival, human nature, resistance fighter, collaboration, war ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942
Place: russia, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: wartime life, life is a bitch, against the odds, war, danger, daring rescue, world war two
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Last Winter (1984)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Tells the story of two women seeking leads to their missing husbands after the end of the Yom Kippur War (1973). A relationship builds between them when each identified her husband in the same blurred image of a foreign newsreel.
Style: emotional, disturbing, gloomy, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: destiny, life is a bitch, journalism, military, soldier, danger, war, friends, captivity, anti war, military life, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Fall of the Innocent (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 126 min.
Story: With the Nazi takeover of Europe underway, the Reich Protector Reinhard Heydrich arrives in Prague and his underlings begin enforcing his authority in the towns and villages across the occupied country. In Lidice, the film's main protagonist, ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, emotional, serious, bleak
Plot: world war two, assassination, holocaust, mass murder, nazi occupation, wartime life, heroic mission, life is a bitch, genocide, haunted by the past, social relations, against humanity ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942
Place: czechoslovakia, czech republic, prague
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.6
 15K
Stalingrad (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Drama set in 1942, during one of the most important battles of World War II, which stopped the progress of Nazi forces and turned the tide of war in favor of the Allies. The Soviet army mounts a counter-attack on the Nazi forces that occupy half of ...
Style: realistic, captivating, exciting, rough, serious ...
Plot: world war two, war, siege, heroes, life is a bitch, battles, wartime life, red army, military life, battle zone, danger, heroism ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: soviet union, russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.7
 4K
Ambush (1999)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 123 min.
Story: It is the summer of 1941 and the Finnish army has been mobilized along the border with Russia. A platoon led by Lt. Eero Perkola is waiting for orders to go on the offensive. The platoon receives orders for a recon mission through the wilderness ...
Style: realistic, sincere, disturbing, serious, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, war, military life, battles, danger, military, behind enemy lines, heroes, losing-it hero, soldier, death of father, school ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 90s, 1930s
Place: russia, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Army of Crime (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France
Duration: 139 min.
Story: This gripping historical drama recounts the story of Armenian-born Missak Manouchian, a woodworker and political activist who led an immigrant laborer division of the Parisian Resistance on 30 operations against the Nazis in 1943. The Nazis branded ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: resistance, world war two, crimes, danger, war, hopes, idealism, rebelliousness, human spirit, poet, occupation, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: thought provoking, realistic, serious, bleak, disturbing
Plot: world war two, interracial relations, racism, soldier, state affairs, society, against humanity, life is a bitch, military, injustice, wartime life, culture clash ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: africa, senegal, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.1
 5K
Diplomacy (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The night of August 24, 1944. The fate of Paris is in the hands of General von Choltitz, governor of Grand Paris, who is preparing, on Hitler’s orders, to blow up the French capital. The descendent of a long line of Prussian military men, the ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, talky
Plot: world war two, soldier, wartime life, disobey, danger, race against time, diplomacy, french resistance, sabotage, destruction of city, demolished city, german occupation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: paris france, france, europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
 4.8
 949
The Bridge (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A group of German boys is ordered to protect a small bridge in their home village during the waning months of the second world war. Truckloads of defeated, cynical Wehrmacht soldiers flee the approaching American troops, but the boys, full of ...
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, rough
Plot: world war two, military, heroic mission, war, soldier, danger, young heroes, left to die, combat casualty, american soldier, german soldier, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1945
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.7
 652
Housewife, 49 (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Downtrodden wife and mother Nella's life takes an unexpected turn for the better after she joins the Women's Voluntary Service office in Barrow-in-Furness during the Second World War. However, her new-found happiness is shattered when her ...
Style: captivating, touching, emotional, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, wartime life, war, love and romance, life is a bitch, society, parent grown child relationship, female protagonist, heroes, marriage, mother daughter relationship, office ...
Time: year 1939, year 1941, 1940s
Place: england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.9
 356
Pastorale 1943 (1978)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 125 min.
Story: In a Dutch village during the German occupation, a small group of badly organized resistance fighters attempt to assassinate a collaborator.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, factual, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: world war two, life is a bitch, social relations, human nature, rebelliousness, resistance, execution, torture, robbery, nazi occupation, anti hero, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Last Escape (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: During World War II, American officer Capt. Lee Mitchell (Stuart Whitman) and a British military unit boldly infiltrate German-occupied enemy territory and attempt to kidnap brilliant Nazi scientist Dr. Von Heinken (Pinkas Braun) and bring him back ...
Style: realistic, exciting, bleak, captivating, serious ...
Plot: world war two, battles, military, danger, soldier, heroes, confined, escapades, war, kidnapping, infiltration, nazi ...
Time: 20th century
Place: germany, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: captivating, exciting, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, wartime life, military, criminal heroes, espionage, escapades, danger, state affairs, heroes, rebellion, war, undercover ...
Time: 20th century
Place: london, norway, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: serious, realistic, bleak, tense
Plot: world war two, ghetto, orphan, jewish ghetto, starvation, holocaust, wartime life, human spirit, survival, child in peril, confined, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Suite Fran?aise (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, France, Canada, Belgium, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: France, 1940. In the first days of occupation, beautiful Lucile Angellier is trapped in a stifled existence with her controlling mother-in-law as they both await news of her husband: a prisoner of war. Parisian refugees start to pour into their ...
Style: captivating, realistic, emotional, serious, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, world war two, nazi occupation, german soldier, love and romance, war, fall in love, german officer, military, adultery, soldier, french girl ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1940, 18th century
Place: france, europe, germany, paris france, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Biggest Battle (1978)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: Italy, West Germany, Yugoslavia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A story of how World War II affected the lives of a German family and an American family, both of whom had sons and fathers fighting in the war.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, bleak, rough
Plot: battles, world war two, soldier, war, heroes, military, journalism, destiny, computers and web, wartime life, against the odds, military life ...
Time: 1940s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Too Young the Hero (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: WWII drama.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: world war two, power relations, battleship, military, soldier, war, heroes, youth, danger, battles, ocean or sea, basic training ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
 1K
Lucie Aubrac (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A love story or a tale of the resistance, this poignant movie tells both the haunting story of a French resistance cell in Lyon but also the love of Lucie Aubrac for her husband...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, factual, sexy ...
Plot: world war two, graphic violence, romance, nudity (full frontal - brief), wartime life, couple relations, love affair, political unrest, love and romance, state affairs, rescue, war ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 19th century
Place: lyon, france, england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.1
 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, disturbing, emotional, bleak, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, nazism, concentration camp, genocide, injustice, against humanity, confined, danger, anti semitism, wartime life, family in danger, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1942
Place: france, paris france, europe, germany, vichy
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Bridge at Remagen (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In March of 1945, as the War in Europe is coming to a close, fighting erupts between German and American troops at the last remaining bridgehead across the Rhine.
Style: realistic, rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, battles, military, explosion, war, wartime life, anti war, escapades, survival, heroic mission, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%