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The Only Way (1970)
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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 magnificent saga of Denmark s valorous actions to save Danish Jews from Nazi extermination at peril of death!
Style: thought provoking, uplifting, bleak, serious, captivating, realistic, contemplative
Plot: world war two, holocaust, war, military, heroes, confined, politics, battles, danger, society, against humanity, state affairs, nazi, jewish
Time: 1940s
Place: denmark, europe, sweden

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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 world war two, war, danger, heroes, wartime life, against humanity and military mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like The Only Way: A Day in October (1991), The Wall (1982), This Life (2012), The Blockhouse (1973), Behind Enemy Lines (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Day in October (1991)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Denmark
Duration: 100 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, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: evacuation, rescue, world war two, strong female presence, against humanity, war, against the rules, danger, life is a bitch, love affair, wartime life, fall in love ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: denmark, sweden, europe, eastern europe, copenhagen ...
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The Wall (1982)
Genre: Action, War, Drama
Country: Poland, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A dramatic re-enactment of the Warsaw Ghetto Jewish uprising in April 1943 were 650 armed members of the Jewish Fighting Organization of Poland held off a 3,000 strong Nazi force in which only a handful of Jews survived. Tom Conti plays Dolek ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, confined, against humanity, society, war, heroes, danger, escapades, military, ghetto ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, josef stalin, war, politics, head of state, against humanity, military, political unrest, holocaust, teenage life, ambition, heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: europe, germany, ussr, usa, soviet union ...
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67%
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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, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, nazi occupation, danger, resistance fighter, war, freedom fighter, nazi, heroes, female director, sabotage, family relations, nazi soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: denmark, germany, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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The Blockhouse (1973)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of Slave workers, drafted by the Nazis to help construct their coastal defenses in 1944 are trapped in an underground bunker when the Allies land at Normandy on D-Day. They find huge dtores of food but not enough candles. The slow dying of ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, gloomy, realistic, serious
Plot: world war two, d day, survival, bunker, military, against humanity, danger, escapades, human spirit, holocaust, war, confined ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: exciting, captivating, 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 ⇓
64%
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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, battles, against the odds, danger, military, surprise attack, friendship, rivalry, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1940
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, wartime life, military, chaos and mayhem, soldier, politics, battles, heroic mission, state affairs, against humanity, infantrymen, war ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, russia, finland, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Hiroshima (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada, Japan
Duration: 185 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, serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, politics, nuclear, atomic bomb, danger, society, war, head of state, heroes, ego clash, state affairs, against humanity ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1945
Place: hiroshima japan, asia, usa, japan, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: realistic, serious, thought provoking, bleak, disturbing
Plot: world war two, interracial relations, racism, soldier, society, against humanity, life is a bitch, state affairs, military, culture clash, wartime life, injustice ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: africa, senegal, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, war, confined, world war two, concentration camp, brutality, train ride ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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, serious, rough, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, deportation, rebellion, anti semitism, human spirit, life is a bitch, survival, wartime life, ghetto, political unrest, genocide, danger ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: bleak, exciting, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, kidnapping, war, confined, danger, escapades, battles, military, heroes, pow, captive ...
Time: 20th century
Place: germany, soviet union, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
War and Remembrance (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 620 min.
TV show
Story: War and Remembrance is an American miniseries based on the novel of the same name by Herman Wouk. It is the sequel to highly successful The Winds of War.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, exciting, saga ...
Plot: war, world war two, behind enemy lines, german, battleship, massacre, d day, soldier, patriotism, totalitarianism, fascism, dictatorship ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: japan, asia, europe, usa, pearl harbor ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, society, against humanity, state affairs, politics, coming of age, rise and fall, life is a bitch, war, distopia, siblings relations, family relations ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, misfit, human spirit, wartime life, family life, survival, anti semitism, parents and children, danger ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: europe, poland, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: serious, realistic, thought provoking, bleak, disturbing
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, anti hero, indoor, confined, life is a bitch, heroes, on the run, danger, war, anti heroes ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: amsterdam, holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, talky ...
Plot: moral dilemma, prodigy, inventions and discoveries, friendship, wartime life, politics, state affairs, society, nuclear threat, super weapon, scientist, physics ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen denmark, copenhagen
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: bleak, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: jewish ghetto, world war two, ghetto, orphan, starvation, jewish, holocaust, children in wartime, confined, youth, war, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: sincere, emotional, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: hidden identity, uncover truth, wartime life, state affairs, against humanity, danger, society, rescue, moral dilemma, survival, politics, escapades ...
Time: 20th century
Place: france, europe, marseille, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Stalingrad (1993)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 134 min.
Story: "Stalingrad" follows the progress of a German Platoon through the brutal fighting of the Battle of Stalingrad. After having half their number wiped out and after being placed under the command of a sadistic Captain, the Lieutenant of the ...
Style: epic, rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, soldier, nazism, german, survival, starvation, holocaust, russian, military life, battles ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1942, year 1943
Place: russia, europe, italy, germany, poland ...
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43%
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Hanna's War (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA, Israel, Austria, Spain
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Hanna's War is the true story of Hanna Senesh, a Hungarian-Jewish WW2 resistance fighter, who would become Israel's "Joan of Arc". As a young person, she fled Nazi-occupied Hungary for Palestine, where she was recruited and ...
Style: sincere, bleak, disturbing, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: world war two, rescue, holocaust, religions or cults, life is a bitch, danger, unfulfillment, against the odds, society, war, confined, against humanity ...
Place: israel, middle east, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Dirty Heroes (1968)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Set near the end of World War II in the Netherlands, Dirty Heroes concerns a group of ex-convicts recruited into the U.S. Army to recover Dutch jewels originally stolen by the Nazis as well as confiscated Allied plans
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, danger, soldier, military, confined, vengeance, chases and races, war, escapades, adventure, rivalry, battles ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, holland, amsterdam, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Leningrad (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Russia, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When in 1941 Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union, their troops quickly besieged Leningrad. Foreign journalists are evacuated but one of them, Kate Davies, is presumed dead and misses the plane. Alone in the city she is helped by Nina Tsvetnova a ...
Style: rough, bleak, realistic, serious, gloomy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, siege, military, battles, survival, life is a bitch, danger, wartime life, hunger, soldier, rationing, starvation ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1941
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, state affairs, military, escapades, wartime life, military life, anti war, heroes, contests and competitions, aging, war, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: germany, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, surreal ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, genocide, obsession, anti semitism, war, head of state, politics, state affairs, hopes, against humanity, leadership ...
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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, exciting, captivating
Plot: world war two, aerial combats, battles, friends, military, heroes, danger, war, partners, against the odds, wartime life, battle zone ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
A Taste of Hell (1973)
Genre: Action, War, Drama
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the Philippines during WW II, two U.S. Army officers are caught and shot by a Japanese officer. One survives and soon joins with a guerrilla troop to battle the enemy... and get revenge.
Style: bleak, rough, captivating, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: soldier, world war two, battles, escapades, danger, heroes, military, confined, rivalry, adventure, war, surrender ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: the philippines, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Unknown Soldier (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 199 min.
Story: Second silver screen adaption of the Finnish war book by Väinö Linna. The story is based on Linna's experiences as an infantry man in the Finnish army during the so called "Continuation War" (1941-1944).
Style: realistic, rough, exciting, captivating, serious ...
Plot: world war two, war, battles, destiny, battle zone, escapades, soldier, military, danger, heroes, state affairs, infantrymen ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 70s
Place: finland, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, attack ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: finland, europe, russia, soviet union, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%