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The Innocents (2016)
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The Innocents (2016)
Original name: Les Innocentes
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Poland
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Poland, 1945. Mathilde, a young French Red Cross doctor, is on a mission to help the war survivors. When a nun seeks for her help, she is brought to a convent where several pregnant sisters are hiding, unable to reconcile their faith with their pregnancy. Mathilde becomes their only hope.
Style: exciting, tense, thought provoking, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: world war two, abbess, secret, interracial relations, lie, religion, syphilis, mother son relationship, chastity, sex, dancing, child, pregnancy, money, jewish, forest, german, food, winter, death, illness, suicide, snow, hospital, photographer ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, year 1940, post world war two
Place: poland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, captivating, serious and thought provoking films with plots about death, singing, fear, husband wife relationship, kiss, singer and cigarette smoking mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like The Innocents: Ida (2013), Mustang (2015), Frantz (2016), Of Gods and Men (2010), Europa Europa (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Ida (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, Denmark, France, UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Anna, a young novitiate in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a family secret dating back to the years of the German occupation.
Style: bleak, serious, emotional, melancholic, art house ...
Plot: family secret, nun, anti semitism, orphan, faith, uncover truth, jewish, human nature, haunted by the past, self discovery, introspection, world war two ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: poland, europe, denmark
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Mustang (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany, Qatar
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a Turkish village, five orphaned sisters live under strict rule while members of their family prepare their arranged marriages.
Style: heartbreaking, sad, realistic, atmospheric, bleak ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: arranged marriage, sisters, islam, forced marriage, female protagonist, escape, punishment, suicide, tradition, sexism, teenage girl, social realism ...
Time: 2010s, 80s
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey, middle east, california, israel ...
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Frantz (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the aftermath of WWI, a young German who grieves the death of her fiancé in France meets a mysterious French man who visits the fiance’s grave to lay flowers.
Style: romantic, sentimental, captivating, inspirational, touching ...
Plot: world war one, violinist, post war, french soldier, german soldier, grave, letter, husband wife relationship, death of loved one, sadness, german, soldier ...
Time: post world war one, year 1918, 1910s, year 1919
Place: germany, paris france
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Of Gods and Men (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: French drama based on the 1996 kidnapping and killing of seven monks in Algeria. A group of Trappist monks reside in the monastery of Tibhirine in Algeria, where they live in harmony with the largely muslim population. When a bloody conflict between ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, sincere, meditative, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: monk, terrorism, clergy, monastery, hostage, execution, muslim, faith, peace, evacuation, political unrest, massacre ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1996
Place: algeria, palestine, france
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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, serious, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, hitler youth, anti semitism, survival, ghetto, german, hidden identity, heroes, concentration camp, roommate, communism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: latvia, germany, poland, europe, berlin germany ...
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The Official Story (1985)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Argentina
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After the end of the Dirty War, a high school teacher sets out to find out who the mother of her adopted daughter is.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, sincere, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: adoption, politics, family relations, uncover truth, society, parents and children, state affairs, haunted by the past, political unrest, missing person, secret, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina, bolivia, spain
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The Final Solution: The Wannsee Conference (1984)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Austria, West Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A real time recreation of the 1942 Wannsee Conference, in which leading SS and Nazi Party officals gathered to discuss the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question". Led by SS-General Reinhard Heydrich, the Wannsee Conference was the ...
Style: captivating, talky, thought provoking, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, conspiracy, deportation, genocide, racism, anti semitism, fascism, wartime life, murder, interracial relations, against humanity ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, contemporary
Place: germany, europe, warsaw poland, vatican, palestine ...
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The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 186 min.
Story: The life inside a farm in Italy at the beginning of the century. Many poor country families live there, and the owner pays them by their productivity. One of the families has a very clever child. They decide to send him to school instead of make him ...
Style: realistic, touching, thought provoking, serious, contemplative
Plot: peasant, school, countryside, village, farm, family life, parents and children, clergy, life is a bitch, rich and poor, human nature, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 90s, turn of the century, 1890s
Place: italy, europe, milan italy
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31%
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The Midwife (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Claire is a midwife and has devoted her life to others. At a moment when she is preoccupied by the imminent closure of the maternity clinic where she works, her life is further turned upside down when Béatrice, her father's former mistress, ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, touching, psychological, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: illness, doctor, cancer, hospital, friendship, surgery, friend, death, student, chemotherapy, life is a bitch, love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france
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Hatred (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Summer of 1939. Zosia is a young Polish girl who is deeply in love with Ukrainian Petro. Their great love will be put to the test when her father decides to marry her to a wealthy widower Skiba. Right after wedding she is left alone because her ...
Style: tense, captivating, suspenseful, thought provoking, suspense
Plot: genocide, nazi occupation, war atrocity, female protagonist, unhappy marriage, anti war, village, husband wife relationship, murder, baby, escape, nationalism ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943, year 1939
Place: poland
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30%
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Phoenix (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Music, Romance
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A disfigured concentration-camp survivor, unrecognizable after facial reconstruction surgery, searches ravaged postwar Berlin for the husband who might have betrayed her to the Nazis.
Style: neo noir, psychological, captivating, serious, tense ...
Plot: haunted by the past, physical appearance, betrayal, survivor, husband wife relationship, hospital, strong female character, surgery, obsession, hidden identity, love, homecoming ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1943, year 1938, year 1944 ...
Place: europe, berlin germany, germany, tel aviv, tel aviv israel ...
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30%
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Marshall (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA, China, Hong Kong
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, battles through one of his career-defining cases.
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: court, lawyer, racism, racial segregation, injustice, courtroom, racial issues, investigation, african american, rape accusation, doubt, lie ...
Time: 1940s, year 1967, year 1954
Place: manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, mississippi, connecticut, philadelphia ...
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Alone in Berlin (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Berlin in June of 1940. While Nazi propaganda celebrates the regime’s victory over France, a kitchen-cum-living room in Prenzlauer Berg is filled with grief. Anna and Otto Quangel’s son has been killed at the front. This working class couple had ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, factual, heartbreaking, realistic ...
Plot: nazi germany, gestapo, world war two, murder, mechanic, robbery, suicide, bereavement, violence, torture, death of son, war ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1940, year 1943
Place: berlin germany, germany, central europe
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29%
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Resistance (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The story of a group of Jewish Boy Scouts who worked with the French Resistance to save the lives of ten thousand orphans during World War II.
Plot: french resistance, occupied france, world war two, french, love, secret, anti semitism, revenge, escape, refugee, chase, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941, year 1938, year 1945, year 1943 ...
Place: europe, munich germany, alps, germany, berlin germany ...
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29%
Zahradnictv?: Rodinn? p??tel (2017)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Melodrama set in Czech Republic during the Germain occupation.
Style: melancholic, romantic, sentimental, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: world war two, husband wife relationship, secret, love triangle, doctor, death, friendship between men, conspiracy, hallucination, baby, horse riding, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1944, year 1945 ...
Place: europe, czechoslovakia, czech republic, central europe
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29%
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Vision (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Hildegard von Bingen was truly a woman ahead of her time. A visionary in every sense of the word, this famed 12th-century Benedictine nun was a Christian mystic, composer, philosopher, playwright, poet, naturalist, scientist, physician, herbalist ...
Style: atmospheric, sincere, captivating, serious, emotional ...
Plot: healing power, prodigy, catholic church, monastery, human nature, hopes, gender, against the rules, clergy, power relations, visionary, introspection ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: germany, europe, rome italy
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28%
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Reunion (1989)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, West Germany, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Two young boys from very different backgrounds become friends in 1933 Stuttgart. However, they don't realize how different they are until much later as one is the son of a well-to-do Jewish doctor and the other the son of a German aristocrat. ...
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, thought provoking
Plot: world war two, anti semitism, friendship, confined, against humanity, youth, coming of age, golden years, society, holocaust, homecoming, religions or cults ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: europe, germany
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28%
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Augustine (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set in Belle Époque France, the story follows nineteen-year-old "hysteria" patient Augustine, the star of Professor Charcot's experiments in hypnosis, as she transitions from object of study to object of desire.
Style: serious, psychological, sincere, realistic, tense ...
Plot: mental illness, doctors and patients, obsession, hypnosis, seduction, sexual content, hysteria, mentally unstable, power relations, epilepsy, dream, piano ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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28%
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1900 (1976)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 317 min.
Story: Set in Bertolucci's ancestral region of Emilia, the film chronicles the lives of two men during the political turmoils that took place in Italy in the first half on the 20th century.
Style: epic, thought provoking, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: fascism, friendship, politics, countryside, execution, idealism, italian history, leadership, war, society, ambition, political unrest ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: italy, paris france, france, europe
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28%
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The Sun (2005)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Russia, Italy, Switzerland, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The Sun (Russian: Сóлнце, Solntse) is a 2005 Russian biographical film depicting Japanese Emperor Shōwa (Hirohito) during the final days of World War II. The film is the third drama in director Aleksandr Sokurov's trilogy, which included ...
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, emperor, military, leadership, politics, wartime life, totalitarianism, society, head of state, war, state affairs, downfall ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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28%
Walking, Walking (1983)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 171 min.
Story: Italian maestro Ermanno Olmi tells the tale of the journey of the Magi in this lyrical odyssey. The film focuses on a wise man who interprets his sighting of a comet streaking through the sky as a spiritual message. Joined by two associates, ...
Style: allegory, fairy tale
Plot: profit, contempt, traveler, miraculous event, holy man, loyalty, lifesaver, military convoy, governor, boy, marriage, trust ...
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27%
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, nazi, counterfeit money, forgery, world war two, survival, anti semitism, jewish, german, war crime, racial slur ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, post world war two, year 1939 ...
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany, warsaw poland, monte carlo ...
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27%
Beloved Sisters (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A love triangle forms between post-Enlightenment writer Friedrich Schiller and two sisters -- one who became his wife, and the other, his biographer.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, captivating ...
Plot: love triangle, family relations, aristocrat, fall in love, family life, love affair, romance, love and romance, sister sister relationship, secret, suffering, wedding ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1790s
Place: germany, swiss alps, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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James White (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: James White is a troubled twentysomething trying to stay afloat in a frenzied New York City. As he retreats further into a hedonistic lifestyle, his mother's battle with a serious illness faces a series of setbacks that force him to assume more ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, sincere, psychological
Plot: mother son relationship, terminal illness, friendship, promise, chemotherapy, lie, slacker, cancer, self destructing, new life, bigger dreams, beach resort ...
Time: year 2000, year 1983, year 2013
Place: manhattan new york city, new york, mexico
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27%
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Woman in Gold (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover a world famous painting of her aunt plundered by the Nazis during World War II, she believes rightfully belongs to her family. She did so not just to regain ...
Style: captivating, realistic, sincere, uplifting, intense ...
Plot: holocaust, injustice, art theft, legal action, art, justice, nazi, lawyer, stolen painting, courtroom drama, legal, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1930s
Place: austria, vienna, los angeles, washington d.c., usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Man of Iron (1981)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In Warsaw in 1980, the Communist Party sends Winkel, a weak, alcoholic TV hack, to Gdansk to dig up dirt on the shipyard strikers, particularly on Maciek Tomczyk, an articulate worker whose father was killed in the December 1970 protests. Posing as ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: strike, working class, dishonesty, rebellion, society, media, fighting the system, life is a bitch, state affairs, journalism, idealism, workplace situations ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s
Place: poland, europe
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27%
The Best of Enemies (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The story of the real-life unlikely relationship between an outspoken civil rights activist and a local Ku Klux Klan leader in 1971 North Carolina.
Style: rough, psychological, sincere, suspense, thought provoking ...
Plot: interracial friendship, human spirit, civil rights, interracial relations, activism, aggression, court, racism, segregation, ku klux klan, human rights, righting the wronged ...
Time: 70s, year 2016, year 2005, year 1971
Place: north carolina, usa
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26%
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Francofonia (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Master filmmaker Alexander Sokurov (Russian Ark) transforms a portrait of the world-renowned museum into a magisterial, centuries-spanning reflection on the relation between art, culture and power.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, enigmatic, suspense, semi documentary
Plot: nazi occupation, nazism, painting, art, museum, louvre, fear, evacuation, painter, architecture, world war two, shipwreck ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940, year 1942, year 1959, year 1914 ...
Place: paris france, st. petersburg russia, vichy, russia, germany ...
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26%
Walking with the Enemy (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Romania, Hungary, Canada, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Regent Horthy is the leader of Hungary and a German ally, but his favorable standing with Hitler changes as the war comes to an end. Forced to cede Hungary’s power or else witness the execution of his son, Regent Horthy gives up control of his ...
Style: bleak, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, family relations, war, life is a bitch, defiant, confined, world war two, betrayal, wartime life, gestapo, hidden identity ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1980, year 1944, year 2010 ...
Place: europe, hungary, switzerland, russia, germany ...
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26%
The Endless Trench (2019)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Spain, France, Canada
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Higinio and Rosa have only been married for a few months when the Civil War breaks out, representing a serious threat to his life. Helped by his wife, they decide to use a hole dug into their own home as a provisional hiding place. The fear of ...
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: spanish civil war, political repression, neighbor neighbor relationship, small village, secret, runaway, revenge, hiding place, assassination, delusion, arrest, torture ...
Time: year 1936, 1940s, 20th century, 60s, 1930s ...
Place: andalusia, spain
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