Movies like Son of Saul

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Son of Saul (2015)
 7.5
 44K
Son of Saul (2015)
Original name: Saul fia
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Hungary
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the horror of 1944 Auschwitz, a prisoner forced to burn the corpses of his own people finds moral survival trying to save from the flames the body of a boy he takes for his son.
Style: melancholic, compassionate, disturbing, harsh, dramatic, realistic, talky, enigmatic, gloomy, intense ...
Plot: jewish, auschwitz, concentration camp, holocaust, anti semitism, german, world war two, saving a life, crematorium, courage, tragedy, prisoner, rabbi, hungarian, genocide, brutality, life & death, atrocity, son, nazi, death, prison escape, dancing, fight, violence ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
Place: poland, germany, california

Most similar movies to Son of Saul

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and dramatic films with plots about world war two, jewish, nazi, anti semitism, war, holocaust and death mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like Son of Saul: In Darkness (2011), The Grey Zone (2001), The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008), Come and See (1985), The Truce (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
 10K
In Darkness (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland, Germany, Canada
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A dramatization of one man's rescue of Jewish refugees in the Nazi-occupied Polish city of Lvov. In Darkness tells the true story of Leopold Soha who risks his own life to save a dozen people from certain death. Initially only interested in his ...
Style: disturbing, uplifting, sincere, harsh, suspenseful ...
Plot: jewish, holocaust, thief, atrocity, german, survival, tunnel, underground, refugee, unwanted pregnancy, mistrust, sewer ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 2008, year 1945
Place: poland, europe, germany, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 10K
The Grey Zone (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Nazi doctor, along with the Sonderkomando Jews – who are forced to work in the crematoria of Auschwitz against their fellow-Jews – find themselves in a moral grey zone.
Style: bleak, disturbing, serious, factual, depressing ...
Plot: holocaust, rebellion, survival, world war two, concentration camp, nazi, anti semitism, redemption, smuggling, against humanity, human spirit, war ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: europe, poland, germany, budapest, budapest hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When his family moves from their home in Berlin to a strange new house in Poland, young Bruno befriends Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the fence where everyone seems to be wearing striped pajamas. Unaware of Shmuel's fate as a ...
Style: emotional, touching, heartbreaking, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holocaust, jewish, world war two, concentration camp, friendship, against humanity, childhood, nazi, nazi germany, wartime life, nazism, young heroes ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, poland, europe, berlin germany, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 8.3
 54K
Come and See (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 142 min.
Story: The invasion of a village in Byelorussia by German forces sends young Florya into the forest to join the weary Resistance fighters, against his family's wishes. There he meets a girl, Glasha, who accompanies him back to his village. On ...
Style: bleak, rough, thought provoking, serious, surreal ...
Plot: against humanity, atrocity, genocide, world war two, war crime, holocaust, occupation, surrealism, military, anti war, survival, war ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: russia, europe, soviet union, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 2K
The Truce (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Although liberated from Auschwitz on January 27, 1945, Levi did not reach Turin until October 19 of that year. After spending some time in a Soviet camp for former concentration camp inmates, he embarked on an arduous journey home in the company of ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, uplifting, bleak ...
Plot: concentration camp, world war two, holocaust, hopes, refugee, society, escapades, confined, war, danger, against humanity, human spirit ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: italy, russia, europe, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.7
 3K
God on Trial (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In the Jewish tradition of arguing with God, Jewish prisoners in Auschwitz decide to put God on Trial.
Style: thought provoking, serious, disturbing, bleak, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, atrocity, legal, world war two, debate, confined, life is a bitch, injustice, war crime, genocide, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, poland, germany, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.6
 15K
Europa Europa (1990)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, France, Poland
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Jewish boy separated from his family in the early days of WWII poses as a German orphan and is taken into the heart of the Nazi world as a 'war hero' and eventually becomes a Hitler Youth. Although improbabilities and happenstance are ...
Style: epic, realistic, disturbing, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, survival, german, jewish, communism, homosexual, roommate, heroes, hidden identity, ghetto ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s
Place: latvia, germany, poland, europe, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Counterfeiters (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, War
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story Jewish counterfeiter, Salomon Sorowitsch, coerced into assisting the Nazi operation of the Sachsenhausen concentration camp during World War II.
Style: tense, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, harsh ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, forgery, nazi, world war two, counterfeit money, survival, anti semitism, jewish, german, war crime, nazi germany ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany, austria, zurich switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Movie in collections
Good Evening, Mr. Wallenberg (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Sweden, Hungary
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Swedish account of Raoul Wallenberg, the man responsible for the largest rescue of Jews during World War II.
Style: emotional, bleak, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: world war two, politics, rescue, anti semitism, ghetto, genocide, heroes, holocaust, swedish, hungarian, jewish, uncover truth ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: hungary, europe, sweden, moscow russia, budapest hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: emotional, suspenseful, disturbing, sincere, talky ...
Plot: courtroom drama, judge, war crime, jews, world war two, holocaust, jewish, redemption, german, cold war, legal, against humanity ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 20th century, 40s, 1960s ...
Place: germany, europe, poland, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Shop on Main Street (1965)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In a small town in Nazi-occupied Slovakia during World War II, decent but timid carpenter Tono is named "Aryan comptroller" of a button store owned by an old Jewish widow, Rozalie. Since the post comes with a salary and standing in the ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, danger, against humanity, rescue, deportation, dehumanization, friendship, human nature, store, misfit ...
Time: year 1942, 1940s
Place: slovakia, europe, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.6
 15K
Jakob the Liar (1999)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Hungary, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In 1944 Poland, a Jewish shop keeper named Jakob is summoned to ghetto headquarters after being caught out after curfew. While waiting for the German Kommondant, Jakob overhears a German radio broadcast about Russian troop movements. Returned to the ...
Style: uplifting, gloomy, humorous, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, hopes, starvation, survival, ghetto, war, heroes, against humanity, anti heroes, misfit, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe, germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.9
 6K
Fateless (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Hungary, Germany, UK, Israel, France, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: An Hungarian youth comes of age at Buchenwald during World War II. György Köves is 14, the son of a merchant who's sent to a forced labor camp. After his father's departure, György gets a job at a brickyard; his bus is stopped and its ...
Style: sincere, serious, disturbing, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, world war two, survival, life is a bitch, confined, estrangement, destiny, self discovery, youth, danger, bus ...
Time: 1940s
Place: hungary, budapest, europe, slovakia, budapest hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
My Mother's Courage (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, UK, Austria, Ireland
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The deportation of 4000 Jews from Budapest to Auschwitz in July 1944, as told by George Tabori, and how the narrator's mother escaped it, owing to coincidence, courage and some help from where you'd least expect it.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: hopes, deportation, holocaust, concentration camp, world war two, anti semitism, society, war, military, confined, against humanity, danger ...
Time: 1940s
Place: hungary, budapest hungary, berlin germany, budapest
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Goodbye, Children (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, West Germany, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A French boarding school run by priests seems to be a haven from World War II until a new student arrives. He becomes the roommate of top student in his class. Rivals at first, the roommates form a bond and share a secret.
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: nazism, jewish, world war two, friendship, betrayal, anti semitism, boarding school life, priest, resistance, auschwitz, wartime life, childhood ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: france, europe, paris france, vichy, jerusalem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.5
 22K
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, paris france, central europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Triumph of the Spirit (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Fact based story about a former Greek Olympic boxer who was taken as a prisoner during World war II and placed in the Auschwitz prison camp. There he was permitted to survive as long as he fought for the amusement of his captors. His father and ...
Style: tense, bleak, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: world war two, concentration camp, holocaust, survival, boxer, auschwitz, boxing, against humanity, sport, misfit, anti hero, graphic violence ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: poland, europe, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.5
 708K
The Pianist (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, War
Country: UK, France, Poland, Germany, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The true story of pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman's experiences in Warsaw during the Nazi occupation. When the Jews of the city find themselves forced into a ghetto, Szpilman finds work playing in a café; and when his family is deported in 1942, he ...
Style: bleak, emotional, suspense, heartbreaking, contemplative ...
Plot: survival, holocaust, nazi, pianist, world war two, ghetto, against humanity, nazi occupation, anti semitism, genocide, jewish, nazism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: poland, germany, europe, warsaw poland, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, New Zealand, Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In 1942, British soldier Jack Celliers comes to a japanese prison camp. The camp is run by Yonoi, who has a firm belief in discipline, honour and glory. In his view, the allied prisoners are cowards when they chose to surrender instead of commiting ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Plot: pow, world war two, soldier, war, prisoner of war camp, war crime, anti war, captivity, undisciplined, escape attempt, atrocity, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1936, year 1942 ...
Place: japan, asia, australia, indonesia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Aryan Couple (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A WWII Drama about a German/Jewish industrialist who, in order to ensure his family's safe passage out of Germany, is forced to hand over his business to the Nazis.
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, anti semitism, concentration camp, life is a bitch, undercover, hidden identity, forbidden love, uncover truth, moral dilemma, survival, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: switzerland, hungary, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Escape from Sobibor (1987)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Yugoslavia
Duration: 143 min.
Story: During WWII, the death camp at Treblinka had an escape, causing the Commandant at a similar camp in Sobibor to vow (actually threaten) that his camp would never experience the same thing. But those who were its captives, the Jewish laborers that had ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: concentration camp, world war two, escape, captivity, pow, genocide, brutality, violence, against humanity, corporal punishment, holocaust, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Ivan's Childhood (1962)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Poetic journey through the shards and shadows of one boy’s war-ravaged youth.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, serious, meditative, psychological ...
Plot: world war two, orphan, war, anti war, youth, heroes, battles, german, boy, child execution, child spy, great patriotic war ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: russia, europe, berlin germany, soviet union, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.5
 7K
Max (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Hungary, Canada, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In 1918, a young, disillusioned Adolph Hitler strikes up a friendship with a Jewish art dealer while weighing a life of passion for art vs. talent at politics
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, sincere, avant garde, realistic ...
Plot: anti semitism, controversy, rise to the top, self discovery, self fulfillment, friendship, lifestyle, abstract art, ambition, society, political unrest, obsession ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: europe, germany, munich germany, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 7.7
 72K
Black Book (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Netherlands, Germany, UK, Belgium
Duration: 145 min.
Story: In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II, a Jewish singer infiltrates the regional Gestapo headquarters for the Dutch resistance.
Style: tense, psychological, epic, emotional, twists and turns ...
Plot: jewish, holocaust, nazism, world war two, atrocity, singer, spy, life is a bitch, espionage, occupation, betrayal, trap ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 40s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: holland, netherlands, europe, israel, belgium ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Schindler's List (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 195 min.
Story: The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, genocide, against humanity, ghetto, jewish, anti semitism, rescue, nazi, wartime, war ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 1990s, 90s
Place: poland, germany, europe, central europe, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Divided We Fall (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In Nazi occupied Czechoslovakia, a childless couple agree to hide a Jewish friend at great personal risk of discovery and execution.
Style: disturbing, touching, uplifting, surreal, compassionate ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, human spirit, survival, wartime life, against humanity, idealism, nazi occupation, couple relations, dishonesty, society, couples ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: europe, poland, germany, moscow russia, belgium ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.6
 125K
The Book Thief (2013)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 131 min.
Story: While subjected to the horrors of WWII Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, a Jewish refuge is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: jewish, holocaust, world war two, nazi germany, human spirit, nazi, against humanity, adoption, childhood, life is a bitch, youth, family secret ...
Time: 40s, 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Naked Among Wolves (1963)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: East Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: war criminal, gas chamber, nazism, prisoner, holocaust, jewish, baby, forgery, scavenger, machine gun, crying, diplomat ...
Time: quarry
Place: east germany, bavaria, warsaw poland, german democratic republic, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, confined, war, world war two, concentration camp, brutality, train ride ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, prison, czech ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943, year 1942
Place: paris france, france, marseille, europe, lyon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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