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The Color of War (2001)
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The Color of War (2001)
Original name: The color of war
Genre: History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 780 min.
TV show
Story: A series featuring actual color footage of World War II.
Style: thought provoking, serious, disturbing, realistic, bleak, contemplative
Plot: wartime life, military, war, life is a bitch, journalism, against humanity, battle zone, world war two, archive footage, battles, society, media, state affairs, fascism, nazism
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, disturbing and captivating films and TV series with plots about war, world war two, wartime life, military, life is a bitch, soldier and against humanity mostly in War, Drama and History genres. Some movies like The Color of War: The World Wars (2014), Brother's War (2009), The Last 4 Days (1974), Texas '46 (2002), Beyond the Front Line (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The World Wars (2014)
Genre: Documentary, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 270 min.
TV show
Story: The World Wars tells the story of three decades of war told through the eyes of various men who were its key players: Roosevelt, Hitler, Patton, Mussolini, Churchill, Tojo, DeGaulle and MacArthur. The documentary examines the two wars as one ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, disturbing
Plot: soldier, world war one, war, infantrymen, historical character, politics, military, state affairs, dictatorship, army, leadership, head of state ...
Time: 1920s, 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: europe, usa
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Brother's War (2009)
Genre: History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story is set in the latter days of World War 2, against the backdrop of fierce combat on the eastern front. Brother's War is based on real events.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, bleak
Plot: eastern front, battles, friendship, human spirit, survival, military, war, heroic mission, wartime life, captivity, danger, life is a bitch ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
The Last 4 Days (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The true story of the greatest manhunt of the century!
Style: captivating, thought provoking, disturbing, bleak, contemplative ...
Plot: fascism, world war two, rise and fall, distopia, wartime life, against humanity, society, head of state, military, life is a bitch, state affairs, war ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1945, 20th century
Place: italy, milan italy, alps
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88%
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Texas '46 (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story its the untold story of Italian World War II POW"S in Jan 1946. Luca Zingaretti stars as one of over 50,000 Italian Prisoners of War detained at POW camps in the U.S. Roy Schneider stars as Colonel Gartner, the Commander ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: fascism, military, military life, danger, prison life, confined, genocide, captivity, wartime life, isolation, society, prison ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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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: 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 ⇓
83%
Ike: The War Years (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 291 min.
TV show
Story: Ike is a 1979 television miniseries about the life of Dwight D. Eisenhower. The screenplay by Melville Shavelson was based on Kay Summersby's 1948 memoir Eisenhower Was My Boss and her 1975 autobiography, Past Forgetting: My Love Affair. ...
Style: saga, exciting, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: world war two, state affairs, heroes, soldier, life is a bitch, against humanity, battles, politics, head of state, d day, americana, wartime life ...
Place: europe, kansas, london, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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, thought provoking, captivating, serious ...
Plot: world war two, super weapon, heroes, war, anti heroes, danger, ego clash, moral dilemma, anti hero, secret place, nuclear threat, creative block ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 50s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 179 min.
TV show
Story: A unique slant, profiling the life of Adolf Hitler as a child and his rise through the ranks of the National German Workers' Party prior to World War II.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: hitler, nazism, fascism, against humanity, racism, world war two, dictatorship, political unrest, historical character, german, soldier, leadership ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 30s ...
Place: germany, europe, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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: disturbing, clever, sincere, contemplative, thought provoking ...
Plot: world war two, josef stalin, war, orphan, head of state, heroes, leadership, military, artists and showbiz, ambition, against humanity, politics ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: europe, germany, usa, soviet union, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Spring of Life (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The film, 'The Spring Of Life', brings to light a little-known operation of the Nazi SS, started just before the outbreak of World War II. Through the careful selection and re-education of young women, it was the Nazi's mad dream to ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, bleak, rough
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, breeding, society, against humanity, life is a bitch, wartime life, genocide, war, forbidden love, ss, racial slur ...
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Mussolini and I (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Italy, France, West Germany, Switzerland, USA
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: A compelling drama/documentary chronicling the life and death of Il Duce himself, from his days as a terrorist to his alliance with Hitler to the betrayal of his son-in-law and untimely demise.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, disturbing, bleak
Plot: fascism, world war two, political unrest, leadership, life is a bitch, society, head of state, downfall, state affairs, against humanity, rise and fall, rebellion ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 40s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 ⇓
66%
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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, thought provoking, serious, disturbing, contemplative ...
Plot: moral dilemma, inventions and discoveries, prodigy, friendship, politics, state affairs, society, wartime life, super weapon, nuclear threat, scientist, physics ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: europe, denmark, copenhagen denmark, copenhagen
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, realistic, serious, bleak, disturbing
Plot: world war two, interracial relations, racism, soldier, society, against humanity, life is a bitch, state affairs, military, injustice, wartime life, culture clash ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: africa, senegal, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Hitler: The Last Ten Days (1973)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 106 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: captivating, contemplative, bleak, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: megalomaniac, world war two, suicide, bunker, confined, losing-it hero, against humanity, life is a bitch, state affairs, couples, life turned upside down, military ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Empty Mirror (1996)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Adolf Hitler faces himself and must come to terms with his infamous career in an imaginary post-war subterranean bunker where he reviews historical films, dictates his memoirs and encounters Eva Braun, Josef Goebbels, Hermann Göring and Sigmund ...
Style: emotional, sincere, psychological, talky, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, genocide, obsession, anti semitism, society, state affairs, downfall, heroes, confined, leadership, journalism ...
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
ZOS: Zone of Separation (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada
TV show
Story: ZOS: Zone of Separation is a Canadian television drama mini-series, co-executive produced by Paul Gross. It is an eight-part Canadian original drama mini-series about the life and death struggle to enforce a U.N.-brokered ceasefire in the fictional, ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: military, un, peaceful mission, military life, society, life is a bitch, religions or cults, rivalry, war, deadly, anti war, violence spree ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: former yugoslavia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Tobruk (2008)
Genre: History, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: It is the story of Jiri and Jan, two Czech soldiers, battling alongside the allied forces against the Germans, during World War II in Tobruk, Libya. Jiri Pospichal, eighteen years old, signs up as a volunteer in the Czechoslovak army. His naive ...
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic
Plot: world war two, soldier, desert, survival, battles, military, danger, military life, wartime life, anti war, moral dilemma, power relations ...
Time: year 1942, 19th century, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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1944: The Final Defence (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The Soviet army breaks through the Finnish defences on the Karelian Isthmus in June 1944, advancing with overwhelming force. Somehow, the Finnish troops must find the strength to fight back, with all odds against them. The Battle of Tali-Ihantala ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, battles, against the odds, heroes, wartime life, military, rivalry, war, infantrymen, battlefield, military officer ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: finland, europe, russia, soviet union
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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 ⇓
54%
Hitler's S.S.: Portrait in Evil (1985)
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, ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: world war two, battles, cabaret, moral dilemma, uncover truth, political unrest, wartime life, siblings relations, family relations, politics, coming of age, distopia ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 40s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Burnt by the Sun 2: Citadel (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The final part of Mikhalkov's trilogy about Divisional Commander Kotov finds him returning home during World War II having been betrayed, narrowly escaped execution for treason and nearly reduced to dust in a prison camp. Only to discover that ...
Style: realistic, stylized, atmospheric, emotional, epic ...
Plot: soldier, world war two, life is a bitch, survival, wartime life, family relations, battle zone, war, dishonesty, deadly, danger, family problems ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: soldier, d day, heroic mission, military, battle zone, danger, war, infantry, world war two, invasion, bunker, graphic violence ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
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The Blue and the Gray (1982)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 296 min.
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Story: This movie is also in existance as a 3 part miniseries. America just before and during the Civil War, as seen through the eyes of an artist correspondent. The plot revolves around the families of two sisters; Maggie Geyser and Evelyn Hale. The ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, disturbing, exciting ...
Plot: american civil war, battles, working class, family life, military, rebellion, society, showdown, brother brother relationship, standoff, slavery, war ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Massacre in Rome (1973)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the Nazi occupied city of Rome, an assault on an SS brigade draws retaliation from the military governship. "Massacre in Rome" is the true story of how this partisan attack led to the mass execution of Italian nationals under the orders ...
Style: contemplative, captivating, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Plot: nazi occupation, partisan, world war two, clergy, danger, against humanity, confined, war, society, soldier, hostage, moral dilemma ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: tense, realistic, serious, bleak, gloomy
Plot: soldier, against the odds, battle zone, heroic mission, battles, war, danger, military, battleship, world war two, surrender, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Nuremberg (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Justice Robert H. Jackson leads Allied prosecutors in trying 21 Germans for Nazi war crimes after World War II.
Style: captivating, disturbing, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, war crime, courtroom, execution, psychologist, courtroom drama, judge, legal, uncover truth, rebellion, fighting the system, leadership ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, england, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Holocaust (1978)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 475 min.
TV show
Story: Holocaust is an American television miniseries broadcast in four parts in 1978 on the NBC television network. The series tells the story of the Holocaust from the perspective of the Weiss family of German Jews and that of a rising member of the SS, ...
Style: captivating, bleak, disturbing, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, ghetto, anti semitism, genocide, rebellion, war crime, massacre, starvation, deportation, auschwitz ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: poland, germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Winds of War (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 720 min.
TV show
Story: In the late 1930s, world politics begin to head in a dangerous direction. In Europe, Germany expands and rearms and proceeds to annex several border countries into the Reich. Meanwhile, Italy attempts to establish a Facist Colonial Empire under ...
Style: epic, sincere, contemplative, serious, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, behind enemy lines, refugee, wartime life, family life, parents and children, against humanity, heroes, head of state, society, human nature ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: italy, germany, japan, china, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes (1990)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The movie follows the perspective of several characters (such as Japanese victims, soldiers, American prisoners of war and others) and how they lived or tried to survive the effects felt during the aftermath of the Atomic Bomb dropping by the Enola ...
Style: emotional, bleak, gloomy, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: surrender, world war two, wartime life, down on your luck, anti war, terminal illness, ecological disaster, battles, nuclear holocaust, moral dilemma, life is a bitch, confined ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: japan, asia, hiroshima japan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%