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Special Section (1975)
 7.6
 1K
Special Section (1975)
Original name: Section spéciale
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In occupied France during the WWII, a German officer is murdered. The collaborationist Vichy government decides to pin the murder on six petty criminals. Loyal judges are called in to convict them as quickly as possible.
Style: political, suspense
Plot: courtroom, lawyer, politics, world war two, train, journalist, subway, murder, french politics, assassination, terrorism, fascism, judaism, bureaucracy, french history, courtroom drama, nazi occupied france, nazi, judge, corruption, injustice, nazi collaborator, judgment, court, death sentence ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941
Place: paris france, france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspense and suspenseful films with plots about world war two, nazi, war, politics, life is a bitch, murder and lawyer mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like Special Section: The Collini Case (2019), Judgment at Nuremberg (1961), Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005), Breaker Morant (1980), An Officer and a Spy (2019). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Collini Case (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A young lawyer stumbles upon a vast conspiracy while investigating a brutal murder case.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, psychological, bleak, surprise ending ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom drama, courtroom, nazi war criminal, legal, murder, childhood trauma, revenge killing, public defender, german, german soldier, nazi ...
Time: year 2001, 21st century, 1940s, year 1944, 20th century ...
Place: germany, berlin germany, tuscany, frankfurt germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 179 min.
Story: In 1947, four German judges who served on the bench during the Nazi regime face a military tribunal to answer charges of crimes against humanity. Chief Justice Haywood hears evidence and testimony not only from lead defendant Ernst Janning and his ...
Style: political, disturbing, emotional, suspenseful, sincere ...
Plot: courtroom drama, genocide, judge, holocaust, world war two, court, jewish, lawyer, legal, justice, courtroom, nazi ...
Time: 1940s, middle ages, 60s, year 1945, 20th century ...
Place: germany, poland, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: True story of Germany's most famous anti-Nazi heroine brought to thrilling, dramatic life. Sophie Scholl stars Julia Jentsch in a luminous performance as the fearless activist of the underground student resistance group, The White Rose. Armed ...
Style: touching, suspenseful, sincere, tense, emotional ...
Plot: nazism, world war two, resistance, politics, death sentence, nazi germany, historical character, nazi, gestapo, lawyer, rebellion, fighting the system ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943, 20th century
Place: germany, poland, berlin germany, east germany, munich germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 7.8
 14K
Breaker Morant (1980)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: During the Boer War, three Australian lieutenants are on trial for shooting Boer prisoners. Though they acted under orders, they are being used as scapegoats by the General Staff, who hopes to distance themselves from the irregular practices of the ...
Style: political, tense, thought provoking, factual, witty ...
Plot: anti war, courtroom, lawyer, legal, politics, war, military, murder, court, military life, tragedy, australian ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 90s
Place: south africa, australia, africa, england, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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An Officer and a Spy (2019)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In 1894, French Captain Alfred Dreyfus is wrongfully convicted of treason and sentenced to life imprisonment at Devil's Island.
Style: suspense, political, disturbing, captivating, tense ...
Plot: spy, lawyer, manipulation, courtroom, espionage, french army, miscarriage of justice, french history, bourgeoisie, officer, colonel, french politics ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1890s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A full-length adaptation, originally staged as a play, of the court-martial segment from the novel "The Caine Mutiny".
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, clever, talky ...
Plot: world war two, courtroom drama, court martial, army investigation, lawyer, injustice, power relations, dedicated lawyer, politics, legal, rebellion, legal investigation ...
Time: 1940s
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74%
 7.0
 710
Shock Troops (1967)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A French resistance group liberates some German prisoners. Turns out one of them is a spy.
Style: political
Plot: world war two, nazi, resistance movement, anarchist, spy, war, judaism, disobeying orders, escape, german, deserter, bazooka ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943
Place: south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Heartbeat Detector (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Music, War
Country: France
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A psychologist discovers troubling links between Nazism and modern-day big business.
Style: serious, tense, bleak, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: nazism, workplace situations, crimes, workplace, murder, haunted by the past, workplace intrigue, corporation, psychoanalysis, holocaust, gambling, legal ...
Place: france, paris france, europe, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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: realistic, serious, rough, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: world war two, resistance, rebellion, life is a bitch, war, heroes, crimes, hopes, youth, poet, occupation, human spirit ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The French Revolution (1989)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: France, Italy, West Germany, Canada, UK
Duration: 335 min.
Story: A history of the French Revolution from the decision of the king to convene the Etats-Generaux in 1789 in order to deal with France's debt problem. The first part of the movie tells the story from 1789 until August 10, 1792 (when the King Louis ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, uplifting, exciting ...
Plot: french revolution, revolution, royal family, napoleonic wars, historical event, rebellion, militant, french politics, crisis, angry mob, king of france, life is a bitch ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1780s, 1790s
Place: france, versailles, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.3
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Nuremberg (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 180 min.
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Story: Justice Robert H. Jackson leads Allied prosecutors in trying 21 Germans for Nazi war crimes after World War II.
Style: captivating, disturbing, serious, sincere, political ...
Plot: holocaust, courtroom, psychologist, courtroom drama, execution, legal, war crime, nazi, nazism, judge, anti semitism, rebellion ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, germany, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Confession (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 139 min.
Story: The vice-minister of Foreign Affairs of Czechoslovakia, knowing he's being watched and followed, is one day arrested and put into solitary confinement by his blackmailers.
Style: political, cynical, tense, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: mind game, politics, spy, communism, cold war, marxism, bureaucracy, lawyer, social outcast, totalitarian regime, prison, political prisoner ...
Time: year 1968, 20th century, year 1952, 50s, 60s ...
Place: czechoslovakia, czech republic, central europe, ussr, prague
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Bridge of Spies (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Germany, India, USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: During the Cold War, the Soviet Union captures U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers after shooting down his U-2 spy plane. Sentenced to 10 years in prison, Powers' only hope is New York lawyer James Donovan, recruited by a CIA operative to negotiate ...
Style: suspense, political, realistic, tricky, intense ...
Plot: lawyer, cold war, espionage, spy, cia, berlin wall, negotiation, justice, soviet spy, court, border crossing, rescue ...
Time: 60s, year 1957, year 1960, 50s, 20th century
Place: berlin germany, east germany, ussr, west germany, brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Valkyrie (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Japan, UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Wounded in Africa during World War II, Nazi Col. Claus von Stauffenberg returns to his native Germany and joins the Resistance in a daring plan to create a shadow government and assassinate Adolf Hitler. When events unfold so that he becomes a ...
Style: factual, tense, bad ending, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, nazi, war, nazism, hitler, nazi germany, conspiracy, resistance, politics, wehrmacht, espionage, german ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, year 1943, 20th century
Place: germany, berlin germany, africa, poland, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 8.0
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JFK (1991)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 189 min.
Story: New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story.
Style: political, suspense, thought provoking, enigmatic, disturbing ...
Plot: political conspiracy, investigation, president, kennedy assassination, legal, gay slur, assassination, politics, cia, corruption, assassination of president, lawyer ...
Time: 60s, year 1963, 20th century
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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, emotional, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, nazism, holocaust survivor, world war two, nazi germany, german occupation, jewish, genocide, injustice, against humanity, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, post world war two, year 1942
Place: france, paris france, vichy, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: harsh, factual, suspense, tense, serious ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, french resistance, war, resistance, moral ambiguity, moral dilemma, totalitarianism, rescue, wartime life, against the odds, insubordination ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: france, paris france, europe, germany, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Suite Française (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, 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, emotional, realistic, romantic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, forbidden love, war, nazi occupation, fall in love, german officer, german soldier, wartime life, love and romance, nazi, nazi officer, adultery ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940, 20th century, 18th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, england, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Murder in the First (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Inspired by a true story. A petty criminal sent to Alcatraz in the 1930s is caught attempting to make an escape. As punishment he is put in solitary confinement. The maximum stay is supposed to be 19 days, but Henri spends years alone, cold and in ...
Style: emotional, thought provoking, light, harsh, melancholic ...
Plot: prison, courtroom, alcatraz, lawyer, murder, justice, court, prison escape, legal, escape attempt, courtroom drama, torture ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1941, year 1938
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Attack and Retreat (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, Soviet Union
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Beautifully photographed and lyrically written, this largely factual account of Mussolini's disastrous invasion of Russia during World War II tells the story of an Italian regiment through the eyes of a farmer from Emilia, a plumber from Rome, ...
Plot: world war two, eastern front, italian army, nazism, bravery, nazi, soldier, italian history, partisan, italian abroad, frozen, italian soldier ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941, year 1942
Place: russia, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Shadow in My Eye (2021)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Denmark, Belgium
Duration: 107 min.
Story: On March 21st, 1945, the British Royal Air Force set out on a mission to bomb Gestapo's headquarters in Copenhagen. The raid had fatal consequences as some of the bombers accidentally targeted a school and more than 120 people were killed, 86 ...
Style: disturbing, suspense
Plot: world war two, air raid, bombing, nazism, murder, aerial bombardment, war, killings, nazi, chaos, children in wartime, foreigner ...
Time: year 1945, 1940s
Place: copenhagen
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Convoy of Girls (1978)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Eric, a brilliant young German officer, is transfered back to Berlin.His superior officer tells him about his new assignment on the Russian front and then invites him to a luxurious villa. Gathered in the mansion are the most beautiful women: the ...
Style: erotic, sexploitation film
Plot: world war two, nazi, women in prison, brothel, exploitation, sex, sexual desire, female nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), nazi officer, pianist, fascism ...
Time: 1940s
Place: berlin germany, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.6
 4K
The Old Gun (1975)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In Montauban in 1944, Julien Dandieu in a surgeon in the local hospital. Frightened by the German army entering Montauban, he asks his friend Francois to drive his wife and his daughter in the back country village where Julien has an old castle. One ...
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, sincere, cult film ...
Plot: world war two, vengeance, revenge, french resistance, war, nazi, children, sex crime, survival, rape, child murder, death ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944, year 1939
Place: normandy, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Army of Shadows (1969)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Betrayed by an informant, Philippe Gerbier (Lino Ventura) finds himself trapped in a torturous Nazi prison camp. Though Gerbier escapes to rejoin the Resistance in occupied Marseilles, France, and exacts his revenge on the informant, he must ...
Style: visually appealing, realistic, stylized, gloomy, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, french resistance, terrorist, espionage, war, spy, resistance, nazi, gangsters, betrayal, intrigue, german ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1943, year 1942
Place: paris france, france, marseille, vichy, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.1
 2K
De Gaulle (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Paris, June 1940. The de Gaulle couple is confronted with the military and political collapse of France. Charles de Gaulle joins London while Yvonne, his wife, finds herself with her three children on the road of the exodus.
Style: suspense, captivating, suspenseful, psychological, tense ...
Plot: world war two, french history, bbc, husband wife relationship, politician, mentally challenged, political leader, political unrest, politics, world politics, french president, flashback ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940
Place: france, paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.4
 5K
Sobibor (2018)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Russia, Germany, Lithuania
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the true story, international historical project “Sobibor” is dedicated to the heroism of the Soviet o cer Alexander Pechersky. During the great Patriotic war, being in a Nazi concentration camp Sobibor he managed to do the impossible ...
Style: rough, factual, suspenseful
Plot: world war two, holocaust, nazi, nazi germany, jewish, genocide, escape, holocaust survivor, mass murder, russian, rebellion, pow ...
Time: 1940s
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Rose Garden (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, West Germany, Austria
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In Germany, an old man attacks another old man and is arrested. The attacker refuses to speak. A female lawyer is appointed to him. She discovers that the attacker has numbers tattooed on his arm and the attacked man was a German officer.
Style: serious, psychological, thought provoking, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, children, courtroom drama, courtroom, holocaust, lawyer, legal, genocide, airport, concentration camp, haunted by the past, graphic violence ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.4
 22K
Salvador (1986)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA, Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A second rated journalist from the US tries his luck in El Salvador during the military dictatorship in the 1980s.
Style: suspense, tense, political, factual, harsh ...
Plot: civil war, journalism, photojournalist, politics, cold war, war, military, dictator, war correspondent, revolution, fighting the system, ethnic conflict ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: latin america, central america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.1
 6K
Diplomacy (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, 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, political
Plot: world war two, diplomacy, soldier, wartime life, french resistance, sabotage, obedience, german occupation, disobey, race against time, death, demolished city ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.5
 8K
Mr. Klein (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Paris, 1942. Robert Klein cannot find any fault with the state of affairs in German-occupied France. He has a well-furnished flat, a mistress, and business is booming. Jews facing discrimination because of laws edicted by the French government are ...
Style: art house, slasher, psychological, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: world war two, mistaken identity, art dealer, anti semitism, prostitute, adultery, female nudity, nazi occupation, french resistance, doppelganger, art, mysticism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: paris france, france, vichy, algeria, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%