Movies and TV shows like The Saboteurs

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The Saboteurs (2015)
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The Saboteurs (2015)
Original name: Kampen om tungtvannet
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Norway, Denmark, UK, Czech Republic, Sweden
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The story about the heavy water war unfolds during the prolouge, eruption and the end of the second world war. We follow the story of the the key personnel in the race of who develops the atomic bomb first.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: world war two, atomic bomb, bomb, inventions and discoveries, ambition, heroic mission, military, soldier, moral dilemma, resistance, chemistry, hitler, war, graphic violence, blind ambition, snow, science, ss, nazi germany, skiing, physicist, german soldier, factory, sabotage, german occupation ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 40s
Place: norway, europe, germany, scotland, england

Most similar movies to The Saboteurs

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and tense films and TV series with plots about world war two, war, danger, heroes, military, soldier and battles mostly in War, Drama and History genres. Some movies like The Saboteurs: X Company (2015), April 9th (2015), Manhattan (2014), Seventeen Moments of Spring (1973), Storming Juno (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: espionage, heroic mission, working undercover, secret agents, war, undercover, world war two, rivalry, friendship, heroes, good versus evil, spy ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe
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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, nazi occupation, soldier, battles, military, against the odds, friendship, rivalry, military life, battle zone, bicycle ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1940
Place: denmark, europe
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62%
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Manhattan (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Set against the backdrop of the greatest clandestine race against time in the history of science with the mission to build the world's first atomic bomb in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Flawed scientists and their families attempt to co-exist in a ...
Style: serious, clever, captivating, realistic, melancholic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: atomic bomb, world war two, scientist, military base, inventions and discoveries, ambition, laboratory, race against time, military, relationship vs career, power relations, workplace ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944, year 1943
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, spy, nazi, espionage, nazi germany, undercover agent, war, dishonesty, state affairs, working undercover, undercover, intrigue ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: europe, germany, switzerland, russia, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 6.7
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Storming Juno (2010)
Genre: History, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Storming Juno is a film based on the remarkable and determined actions of a handful of young Canadian men who stormed Juno Beach on June 6, 1944. D-Day.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: d day, soldier, heroic mission, military, battle zone, war, infantry, world war two, invasion, bunker, battles, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe, france, normandy, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Band of Brothers (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 594 min.
TV show
Story: Drawn from interviews with survivors of Easy Company, as well as their journals and letters, Band of Brothers chronicles the experiences of these men from paratrooper training in Georgia through the end of the war. As an elite rifle company ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, heroic, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, military, soldier, military life, sniper, battles, combat, paratrooper, behind enemy lines, nazi germany, courage ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, france, austria, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Pathfinders: In the Company of Strangers (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Untold and lost history. A true story of the American Pathfinders, the volunteer paratroopers whose deadly mission was to land 30 minutes before the Normandy invasion, locate and mark strategic "drop zones" and set up the top-secret ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroic mission, military life, military, friendship, military base, race against time, battles, d day, battle zone, paratrooper, world war two, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, normandy
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41%
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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: realistic, serious, rough, bleak
Plot: world war two, military, german soldier, war, soldier, heroic mission, young heroes, left to die, american soldier, combat casualty, youth, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1945
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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 ⇓
40%
Battle of the Bulge (1965)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: In the winter of 1944, the Allied Armies stand ready to invade Germany at the coming of a New Year. To prevent this occurrence, Hitler orders an all out offensive to re-take French territory and capture the major port city of Antwerp. "The ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, epic ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: world war two, military, heroic mission, campaign, epic battle, soldier, heroes, attack, u.s. military, tank, war, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, year 1944, 1940s
Place: belgium, europe, germany, berlin germany, hawaii ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
1939 Battle of Westerplatte (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Poland, Lithuania
Duration: 118 min.
Story: This harrowing war film is an epic dramatization of the first battle of World War II. The Battle of Westerplatte that began on 1 September 1939 will forever be remembered as the one that announced the beginning of the Second World War in Europe. ...
Style: realistic, tense, bleak, serious, gloomy
Plot: military, soldier, war, battles, against the odds, heroic mission, battle zone, battleship, world war two, heroes, surrender, skinny dipping ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, year 1939
Place: poland
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38%
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633 Squadron (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When Norwegian resistance leader Lieutenant Erik Bergman reports the location of a German V-2 rocket fuel plant, the Royal Air Force's 633 Squadron is assigned the mission to destroy it. The plant is in a seemingly-impregnable location beneath ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, sincere
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, battles, hopes, save the day, military, against the odds, air raid, race against time, daring rescue, ambition, human spirit, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1944
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Saints and Soldiers: The Void (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Germany, May 1945, deep in the Harz Mountains a U.S. tank crew discovers a platoon of Germans preparing to ambush U.S. supply trucks.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: racism, military, world war two, soldier, war, against the odds, battles, save the day, military life, hopes, heroic mission, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Boat (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany, France, UK, Italy
Duration: 293 min.
TV show
Story: Life aboard a German U-Boat during World War II.
Style: gloomy, bleak, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, submarine, navy, battles, adventure, soldier, military, torpedo, military life, life is a bitch, confined, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1941
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Piece of Cake (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 312 min.
TV show
Story: The lives and loves of the men of RAF Hornet Squadron who are transferred to France at the outbreak of World Wat II in September 1939. For the most part the men are competent fliers but there is little action in the first several months. The men ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, exciting
Plot: aerial combats, world war two, battles, military life, battle zone, wartime life, against the odds, war, military, partners, heroes, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, suspenseful, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: wartime life, life is a bitch, against the odds, world war two, daring rescue, war, wartime, resistance, resistance fighter, prospector, nazi occupation, german occupation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Operation Valkyrie (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Austria, Italy
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In 1944, a group of high command officers plot an attempt against Hitler, and one of the leaders of the conspiracy, Stauffenberg (Sebastian Koch), goes to a meeting with the Fuhrer in charge of exploding the place. However, Hitler survives and the ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: hitler, conspiracy, assassination attempt, world war two, national socialism, military, rebellion, leadership, wartime life, against humanity, state affairs, rebelliousness ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, captivating, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: resistance, young heroes, rebellion, human spirit, wartime life, confined, against humanity, life is a bitch, captivity, rebelliousness, idealism, society ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Only the Brave (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A searing portrait of war and prejudice, 'Only the Brave' takes you on a haunting journey into the hearts and minds of the forgotten heroes of WWII - the Japanese-American 100th/442nd.
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, battles, soldier, military life, survival, society, heroic mission, battle zone, war, daring rescue, infantrymen, rescue mission ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, france, usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: tense, serious, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, nazism, resistance, execution, occupation, coming of age, adventure, wartime life, german, life is a bitch, young heroes, war ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: netherlands, europe, holland
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33%
Fat Man and Little Boy (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 127 min.
Story: This film reenacts the Manhattan Project, the secret wartime project in New Mexico where the first atomic bombs were designed and built.
Style: serious, realistic, factual, intense, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, nuclear bomb, moral dilemma, ego clash, soldier, military, scientific research, scientist, physicist, death, u.s. military, atomic bomb ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945, 70s
Place: new mexico, usa, germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Deadline Gallipoli (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 197 min.
TV show
Story: Three journalists, Charles Bean, Ellis Ashmead Bartlett and Phillip Schuler, arrive at Gallipoli with the invading British and Allied troops in 1915. They will report the war but are prevented from getting out the true story of an unfolding ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: world war one, journalism, idealism, battle zone, war, soldier, media, trench warfare, male nudity, skinny dipping, danger
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, tense, serious, suspenseful, factual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nazi, world war two, soldier, fighting the system, nun, military, clergy, human spirit, uninhibited rivalry, politics, hopes, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: vatican, europe, rome italy, italy, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Oppenheimer (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Biography of the American physicist who led the U.S. effort to develop the atomic bomb during World War II, only to find himself suspected as a security risk in the 1950s because of his increasing ambivalence about the effect of his life's work.
Style: bleak, disturbing, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, ego clash, war, heroes, creative block, moral dilemma, nuclear threat, secret place, super weapon, risk, mastermind, physicist ...
Time: 1930s, 50s, 1940s
Place: new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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This Life (2012)
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: realistic, emotional, disturbing, captivating, tense ...
Plot: world war two, nazi occupation, resistance fighter, war, heroes, freedom fighter, resistance, nazi, sabotage, heroism, fight, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: denmark, germany, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Winter War (1989)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 199 min.
Story: Russia attacked Finland in late November 1939. This film tells the story of a Finnish platoon of reservists from the municipality of Kauhava in the province of Pohjanmaa/Ostrobothnia who leave their homes and go to war. The film focuses on the ...
Style: epic, realistic, bleak, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, resistance, politics, family relations, communism, political unrest, battle zone, military life, heroic mission, siblings relations ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1939, 1940s
Place: finland, europe, russia, ussr, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
World War II: When Lions Roared (1994)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 194 min.
TV show
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, realistic, clever, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: world war two, josef stalin, artists and showbiz, ambition, leadership, state affairs, head of state, against humanity, war, orphan, military, heroes ...
Time: 1940s
Place: germany, europe, britain, ussr, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
A Bridge Too Far (1977)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 175 min.
Story: A Bridge Too Far tells the story of Operation Market Garden, the failed attempt by the allies to end the war quickly by securing three bridges in Holland and allowing access over the Rhine into Germany. A combination of poor allied intelligence and ...
Style: epic, realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: war, behind enemy lines, world war two, army, allies, battle zone, heroic mission, against the odds, soldier, mission, german, invasion ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944, 70s
Place: netherlands, holland, germany, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Ike: Countdown to D-Day (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: This is the story of the senior-level preparations for the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944 from the time of Dwight D. Eisenhower's appointment as the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, to the establishment of the beachhead in Normandy. The film ...
Style: serious, tense, rough, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, d day, against the odds, military, war, battles, human spirit, heroes, leadership, soldier, heroic mission, military life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Is Paris Burning? (1966)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 173 min.
Story: The title is Adolf Hitler's question to his chief of staff Alfred Jodl on the eve of the liberation of Paris (August 25): the military governor of Paris, General Dietrich von Choltitz, had been ordered to destroy Paris rather than let it fall ...
Style: emotional, serious, captivating, harsh, factual ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, moral dilemma, against the odds, wartime life, totalitarianism, rescue, resistance, heroic mission, insubordination, survival, liberation ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: france, paris france, europe, warsaw poland, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%