Movies like Calm at Sea

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Calm at Sea (2011)
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Calm at Sea (2011)
Original name: La mer à l'aube
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teenager joins the resistance in Nazi-occupied France during World War II.
Style: tense, rough, bleak, captivating, complex, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: repression, concentration camp, german soldier, world war two, hostage, assassination, communist, wehrmacht, french resistance, collaborator, execution, nazi officer, nazi soldier, shot to death, suppression, war, retribution, nazi occupied france, teenager, military, teenage boy, wartime, adolescence, wartime life, military service ...
Time: year 1941, 1940s, 20th century
Place: france, europe

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Most similar movies to Calm at Sea

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and rough films with plots about world war two, war, soldier, wartime life, military, danger and nazi mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like Calm at Sea: Diplomacy (2014), This Life (2012), Stalingrad (1993), The Army of Shadows (1969), Pastorale 1943 (1978). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Diplomacy (2014)
Genre: Drama, 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
Plot: world war two, soldier, wartime life, disobey, danger, diplomacy, race against time, sabotage, french resistance, demolished city, obedience, german occupation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: paris france, france, europe, sweden
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95%
 6.6
 3K
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, danger, resistance fighter, war, heroes, freedom fighter, nazi, resistance, sabotage, heroism, fight ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: denmark, germany, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.5
 34K
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: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, epic ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, soldier, nazism, german, survival, starvation, russian, military life, battles, wehrmacht ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1943, year 1942
Place: russia, europe, italy, germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: bleak, gloomy, stylized, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, french resistance, betrayal, terrorist, government agency, intrigue, espionage, rescue, resistance, underground, death sentence, prison ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943, year 1942
Place: paris france, france, marseille, europe, vichy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 6.9
 386
Pastorale 1943 (1978)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 125 min.
Story: In a Dutch village during the German occupation, a small group of badly organized resistance fighters attempt to assassinate a collaborator.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, factual, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: world war two, life is a bitch, social relations, rebelliousness, human nature, resistance, execution, torture, robbery, nazi occupation, anti hero, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 430
Silence (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A drama between people under unconventional circumstances. In the Second World War Finland was the only nation who brought casualties killed-in-action back to be buried at home. These actions were carried out by men and women working in assembly ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: wartime life, military, life is a bitch, heroes, war, heroism, idealism, world war two, death of son, soldier, suicide attempt, brawl ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: finland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, exciting, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, nazism, resistance, execution, occupation, coming of age, nazi, wartime life, adventure, german, military, danger ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: netherlands, europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Female Agents (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 148 min.
Story: May 1944, a group of French servicewomen and resistance fighters are enlisted into the British Special Operations Executive commando group under the command of Louise Desfontaines and her brother Pierre. Their mission, to rescue a British army ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: resistance, world war two, rescue, betrayal, hospital, d day, female agent, heroic mission, wartime life, working undercover, espionage, military ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1944, year 1945
Place: london, paris france, normandy, france, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: war, world war two, nazi occupation, soldier, against the odds, battles, danger, military, surprise attack, friendship, rivalry, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1940
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Memoir of War (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: France, Belgium, Switzerland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: June 1944, France is still under the German Occupation. The writer Robert Antelme, major figure of the Resistance, is arrested and deported. His young wife, Marguerite, writer and resistant, was torn by the anguish of not having her news and her ...
Style: romantic, serious, factual, realistic, compassionate ...
Plot: gestapo, french resistance, nazism, female writer, concentration camp, world war two, nazi occupation, nazi, beach, female protagonist, end of war, sea ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, year 1945, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Forgotten Battle (2020)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Netherlands, Lithuania, Belgium
Duration: 124 min.
Story: November 1944. On the flooded isle of Walcheren, Zeeland, thousands of Allied soldiers are battling the German army. Three young lives become inextricably connected. A Dutch boy fighting for the Germans, an English glider pilot and a girl from ...
Style: tense, disturbing, captivating, suspense
Plot: world war two, military, soldier, battles, fight for supremacy, freedom fighter, war, fight, combat, showdown, wartime life, resistance fighter ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: realistic, emotional, captivating, serious, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, world war two, nazi occupation, german soldier, fall in love, german officer, love and romance, war, nazi officer, soldier, military, nazi occupied france ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1940, 18th century
Place: france, europe, germany, paris france, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Saints and Soldiers: Airborne Creed (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A group of American GIs work their way through war-torn France during the final days of the Second World War.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, disturbing, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, soldier, battles, military, danger, heroes, friendship, family relations, american soldier, pow, courage, brutality ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: rough, serious, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: resistance, world war two, idealism, human spirit, rebelliousness, danger, poet, occupation, heroes, rebellion, youth, war ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: paris france, france
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41%
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Soldier Boy (2019)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Belarus, Russia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The film is based on real events. This is a story about exciting events that occurred in the life of the smallest soldier - the hero of the Great Patriotic War, six-year-old Sergei Aleshkov. He lost all his relatives and got into the army. With a ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, disturbing
Plot: great patriotic war, world war two, society, violence, life is a bitch, friendship, wartime life, military, soldier, heroes, fascism, deadly ...
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger captain John Miller and seven men are tasked with penetrating German-held territory and bringing the boy home.
Style: realistic, captivating, epic, rough, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, army, battles, sniper, courage, heroic mission, warrior, rescue, d day, self sacrifice ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: normandy, france, europe, poland, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Hell Is for Heroes (1962)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: World War II drama where the action centers around a single maneuver by a squad of GIs in retaliation against the force of the German Siegfried line. Reese joins a group of weary GIs unexpectedly ordered back into the line when on their way to a ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, military, battles, soldier, infantry, war, rebellion, heroic mission, military life, anti war, heroes, leadership ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: germany, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, serious, realistic, bleak, captivating
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, nazism, danger, pow, life is a bitch, war, confined, train travel, gestapo, concentration camp, brutality ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 7.5
 23K
The Tin Drum (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany, France, Poland, Yugoslavia
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Oskar is born in Germany in 1924 with an advanced intellect. Repulsed by the hypocrisy of adults and the irresponsibility of society, he refuses to grow older after his third birthday.
Style: surreal, realistic, serious, clever, epic ...
Plot: fascism, world war two, circus, war, life is a bitch, political unrest, wartime life, dishonesty, against humanity, coming of age, grownups, toys ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: germany, europe, poland, central europe, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Liberation of Skopje (2016)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Croatia, Finland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Eight-year-old Zoran is the hero of this story set in Skopje during the German occupation of the city in World War II. Through his eyes, we experience all the cruelty, poverty and suffering of wartime. A love affair between his Macedonian mother and ...
Style: rough, thought provoking, psychological, tense, suspense
Plot: liberation, arrest, boy, prisoner, german occupation, nazi occupation, assassination, partisan, traitor, beating, world war two, german officer ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943, year 1944
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, yugoslavia, macedonia, balkan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.2
 1K
Freedom (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A Gypsy family travels the French roads during the Second World War, followed by Little Claude, a young boy seeking a new family after his parents "left and never returned". Upon reaching a town where they traditionally stop for a few ...
Style: emotional, captivating, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, racism, social differences, life is a bitch, moral dilemma, rebellion, rebelliousness, family in danger, on the run, concentration camp, village ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.2
 3K
War Pigs (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A rag tag unit of misfits known as the War Pigs must go behind enemy lines to exterminate Nazis by any means necessary.
Style: captivating, tense
Plot: world war two, battles, military, soldier, nazi, behind enemy lines, u.s. army, american soldier, fight, wartime, war, swat ...
Time: 20th century, year 1944, 1940s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Klim Voroshilov-2 Tank (1990)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Tank Klim Voroshilov 2
Style: exciting, touching, disturbing, sincere, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: great patriotic war, tank, death, world war two, danger, military life, eastern front, wartime life, german soldier, battlefield, wartime, nazi soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 5K
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, rationing, soldier, starvation ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1941
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.8
 509
The Gustloff (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Joseph Vilsmaier Two-part TV movie focuses on the tragic events surrounding the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff, a German passenger ship, at the end of World War II. On 30 January 1945, Captain Hellmuth Kehding was in charge of the ship, evacuating ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Plot: ship, torpedo, escapades, wartime life, world war two, evacuation, ocean or sea, ocean, chaos and mayhem, military, confined, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
 3K
The Notebook (2013)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Hungary, Germany, Austria, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In a village on the Hungarian border, two young brothers grow up during war time with their cruel grandmother and must learn every trick of evil to survive in the absurd world of adults.
Style: realistic, bleak, rough, serious, cult film
Plot: twins, female rapist, starvation, countryside, war, teenage life, family relations, life is a bitch, siblings relations, wartime life, holocaust, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: suspenseful, captivating, serious, realistic, 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 ⇓
36%
Enemy at the Gates (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Ireland, UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Enemy at the Gates is a war film from Jean-Jacques Annaud from 2001 that takes place during the battle of Stalingard in World War II between the Russians and the Germans.
Style: serious, bleak, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: sniper, world war two, war, military, heroes, nazism, friendship, assassination, nazi officer, battle zone, trap, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1942
Place: russia, ussr, soviet union, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
 1K
Habermann (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Germany, Czech Republic, Austria
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A story set in a small village in Sudetenland between 1937 and 1945. "Habermann" is based on true events.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, complex, thought provoking ...
Plot: anti semitism, nazi collaborator, wedding party, violence, employer employee relationship, brother brother relationship, illegitimate son, mayor, nazi soldier, husband wife relationship, nun, execution ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.3
 846
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, tense, captivating, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, battles, soldier, military life, survival, society, daring rescue, danger, war, battle zone, heroic mission, infantrymen ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: france, europe, usa, italy, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%