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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
Time: 1940s
Place: denmark, europe, sweden

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, 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: 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: captivating, contemplative, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: rescue, evacuation, world war two, war, against the rules, heroes, love and romance, wartime life, love affair, against humanity, strong female presence, danger ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: denmark, sweden, europe, copenhagen denmark, copenhagen
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95%
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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, sincere, captivating, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, world war two, escapades, survival, military, ghetto, danger, against humanity, confined, war, against the odds ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: captivating, thought provoking, talky, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: world war two, state affairs, war, holocaust, political unrest, leadership, teenage life, head of state, orphan, military, heroes, against humanity ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: europe, germany, britain, soviet union, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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: emotional, realistic, disturbing, serious, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, nazi occupation, danger, resistance fighter, war, freedom fighter, nazi, heroes, female director, nazi soldier, family relations, wehrmacht ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: denmark, germany, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 5.9
 360
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, serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy
Plot: world war two, d day, survival, bunker, battles, wartime life, war, life is a bitch, hopes, against humanity, danger, holocaust ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: bleak, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, military, danger, rebellion, undercover, wartime life, against humanity, criminal heroes, escapades, heroes, war, espionage ...
Time: 20th century
Place: england, london, norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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, realistic, serious
Plot: world war two, war, politics, nuclear, atomic bomb, state affairs, a.i., wartime life, against humanity, office, battles, deadly weapon ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: asia, japan, usa, new york, hiroshima japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, heroic mission, state affairs, chaos and mayhem, against humanity, soldier, battles, politics, war, infantrymen ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: russia, finland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 4K
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, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, human spirit, wartime life, life is a bitch, survival, ghetto, genocide, society, danger, politics, political unrest ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, bleak, realistic, tense
Plot: world war two, ghetto, orphan, starvation, holocaust, heroes, wartime life, confined, survival, human spirit, war, against humanity ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: disturbing, serious, bleak, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: world war two, interracial relations, racism, soldier, against humanity, state affairs, life is a bitch, confined, wartime life, injustice, military, society ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: africa, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.6
 4K
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, against the odds, danger, military, battles, surprise attack, friendship, military life, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1940
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, bleak, serious, captivating
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, nazism, danger, pow, life is a bitch, confined, war, world war two, concentration camp, brutality, train ride ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: exciting, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, heroes, escapades, battles, war, confined, kidnapping, danger, military, soldier, infiltration, red army ...
Time: 20th century
Place: germany, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
War and Remembrance (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 620 min.
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: exciting, captivating, saga, realistic, serious ...
Plot: war, world war two, soldier, battleship, massacre, d day, german, behind enemy lines, officers and cadets, wartime life, against humanity, escapades ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: europe, japan, asia, pacific ocean, pearl harbor ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, disturbing, contemplative, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: ghetto, rabbi, world war two, holocaust, family relations, religions or cults, family life, human spirit, misfit, society, injustice, parents and children ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: europe, poland, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: captivating, realistic, bleak, serious, disturbing
Plot: world war two, siblings relations, life is a bitch, uncover truth, state affairs, wartime life, against humanity, war, distopia, family relations, battles, politics ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 40s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, inventions and discoveries, friendship, prodigy, state affairs, wartime life, society, politics, nuclear threat, super weapon, physics, scientist ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: europe, denmark, copenhagen denmark, copenhagen
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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, bleak, thought provoking, disturbing, realistic
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, world war two, human spirit, family life, survival, strong female presence, indoor, racism, attic, family in danger, injustice ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland
⇓ 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: tense, sincere, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: wartime life, uncover truth, hidden identity, survival, danger, politics, rescue, society, moral dilemma, escapades, life is a bitch, against humanity ...
Time: 20th century
Place: france, europe, marseille, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 356
Hanna's War (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
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: contemplative, bleak, serious, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: world war two, rescue, holocaust, heroes, war, against humanity, confined, religions or cults, espionage, military, society, against the odds ...
Place: israel, middle east, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.5
 30K
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, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, german, military, nazism, starvation, soldier, war, politics, survival, russian, genocide ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1942, year 1943
Place: russia, europe, italy, germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, serious, rough, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, war, battle zone, infantrymen, battles, danger, escapades, heroes, state affairs, destiny, military, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 70s
Place: finland, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 170
Dirty Heroes (1967)
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: suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, battles, vengeance, orchestral, danger, escapades, confined, adventure, chases and races, soldier, rivalry ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: holland, europe, netherlands, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Torpedo Bombers (1983)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1944 a Soviet marine air force unit stationed near Murmansk is fighting off the German bombers attacking the British navy convoys supplying the Soviet Union with war materials under the lend-lease agreement.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, contemplative, realistic
Plot: world war two, ocean or sea, battles, aerial combats, heroes, war, wartime life, danger, military life, military, family relations, bomber ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
Place: soviet union, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: contemplative, captivating, talky, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: anti semitism, world war two, holocaust, obsession, genocide, hopes, heroes, confined, wartime life, transvestism, journalism, media ...
Place: germany, europe
⇓ 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: sincere, captivating, serious, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: world war two, escapades, war, heroes, hopes, state affairs, couple relations, working class, danger, human spirit, military life, political unrest ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: norway, germany
⇓ 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: exciting, captivating, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: soldier, world war two, war, heroes, confined, escapades, vengeance, battles, rivalry, military, adventure, danger ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: the philippines, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Piece of Cake (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 312 min.
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: captivating, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: world war two, aerial combats, battles, battle zone, friends, danger, partners, military life, war, military, soldier, against the odds ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.1
 4K
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: realistic, bleak, serious, rough, gloomy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, siege, military, battles, survival, life is a bitch, danger, wartime life, hunger, rationing, soldier, starvation ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1941
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%