Movies like The Zookeeper's Wife

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The Zookeeper's Wife (2017)
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The Zookeeper's Wife (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Czech Republic, UK, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Jan and Antonina Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the Nazi invasion.
Style: rough, factual, tense, suspense, suspenseful, disturbing, thought provoking, touching, based on true events
Plot: holocaust, jewish, zoo, nazi, smuggler, flirting, husband wife relationship, hiding place, caged animal, strong female character, female protagonist, happy ending, child rape, marriage, smuggling, world war two, zookeeper, rape, female nudity, human trafficking, lion, woman, piano, strong female lead, camel ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: poland, warsaw poland, central europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and thought provoking films with plots about world war two, holocaust, jewish, nazi, anti semitism, survival and concentration camp mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like The Zookeeper's Wife: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008), The Photographer of Mauthausen (2018), Schindler's List (1993), The Pianist (2002), The Book Thief (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Irena Sendler is a Catholic social worker who has sympathized with the Jews since her childhood, when her physician father died of typhus contracted while treating poor Jewish patients. When she initially proposes saving Jewish children from the ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, suspense, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, ghetto, world war two, rescue, social worker, nazi germany, life is a bitch, against humanity, confined, rabbi, anti semitism, smuggling ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
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100%
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 ⇓
83%
The Photographer of Mauthausen (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Spanish photographer Francesc Boix, imprisoned in the Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp, works in the SS Photographic Service. Between 1943 and 1945, he hides, with the help of other prisoners, thousands of negatives, with the purpose of showing ...
Style: thought provoking, rough, tense, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, nazism, concentration camp, nazi, photographer, world war two, spanish civil war, slave labor, concentration camp survivor, nazi occupation, prisoner, camera ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, year 1943, year 1944, quarry
Place: spain, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
34%
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 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 ⇓
100%
 7.6
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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 ⇓
100%
 7.3
 53K
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, based on true events, intense, sincere ...
Plot: holocaust, stolen painting, legal action, injustice, justice, art, old woman, famous painting, adventure, courtroom drama, storytelling, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 90s, 1930s
Place: austria, vienna, los angeles, california, pasadena california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
For Those I Loved (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: France, Canada, Hungary
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Polish Martin Gray (Michael York) recalls the Holocaust, New York prosperity, and losing his wife (Brigitte Fossey) and family.
Plot: holocaust, ghetto, immigration, army, concentration camp, terror, world war two, escape, jewish, violence, male nudity, nazi ...
Place: europe, usa, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, realistic, thought provoking, bleak, disturbing
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, anti hero, indoor, confined, against humanity, on the run, anti heroes, hopes, life is a bitch, war ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: amsterdam, holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.0
 96
Witnesses (2018)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Russia, Belarus, Czech Republic, France, Poland, Israel
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The film tells about the history of the Holocaust through the stories of its unwitting Witnesses.
Style: thought provoking, tense, captivating, disturbing
Plot: holocaust, world war two, nazi, concentration camp, ss officer, violin, anti war, german shepherd, society, shoes, nazi concentration camp, jewish
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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 ⇓
37%
Wallenberg: A Hero's Story (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Yugoslavia
Duration: 200 min.
Story: The story of Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish diplomat responsible for saving thousands of lives from the Nazi Holocaust.
Plot: holocaust, lifesaver, heroes, nazi, jewish, world war two, rescue, diplomat, prejudice, starvation, captive, racism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Hiding Place (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The Hiding Place is an account of a Dutch family who risk their lives by offering a safe haven for Jews during World War II
Style: sincere, bleak, emotional, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, world war two, life is a bitch, war, society, confined, against humanity, religions or cults, human spirit, family in danger ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 ⇓
36%
The Birdcatcher (2019)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Norway, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Norway, 1942, during World War II. After being separated from her family, Esther, a young Jewish girl from Trondheim, arrives at an isolated farm where she must assume a new identity in order to survive the Nazi persecution.
Style: suspense, tense, thought provoking, suspenseful, factual ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, holocaust survivor, struggle for survival, gender disguise, impersonating, pretending to be someone else, woman dressed as man, fascism, war violence, cross dressing, false identity ...
Time: year 1942, 1940s, 20th century
Place: norway, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.4
 4K
Sobibor (2018)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Russia, Germany, Lithuania, Poland
Duration: 110 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, based on true events, factual, suspenseful
Plot: nazi germany, world war two, escape, holocaust survivor, concentration camp, killings, holocaust, concentration camp survivor, nazi, female nudity, russian, genocide ...
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 ⇓
34%
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, realistic, factual, heartbreaking, enigmatic ...
Plot: world war two, murder, gestapo, nazi germany, violence, death of son, torture, robbery, mechanic, suicide, bereavement, life & death ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1943, year 1940
Place: berlin germany, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 457
Colette (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Slovakia, Czech Republic
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Arnost Lustig was one of the world's most renowned literary authors of our times. Lustig's novel 'A girl from Antwerp' upon which our film Colette is based, draws on the author's personal Nazi Concentration Camp experience ...
Style: captivating, psychological, touching, tense
Plot: holocaust, auschwitz, concentration camp, prisoner, world war two, doctor, sex scene, execution, love and romance, couples, danger, society ...
Time: 1940s
Place: canada, prague
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
City of War: The Story of John Rabe (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, China, Germany
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A true-story account of a German businessman who saved more than 200,000 Chinese during the Nanjing massacre in 1937-38.
Style: tense, realistic, disturbing, bleak, serious ...
Plot: rescue, war crime, atrocity, heroes, deadly, confined, war, survival, wartime life, lifesaver, negotiation, disorder ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1938, year 1937
Place: china, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 2K
Rosenstrasse (2003)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 136 min.
Story: When Ruth's husband dies in New York, in 2000, she imposes strict Jewish mourning, which puzzles her children. A stranger comes to the house - Ruth's cousin - with a picture of Ruth, age 8, in Berlin, with a woman the cousin says helped ...
Style: uplifting, serious, touching, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: holocaust, nazi germany, anti semitism, life is a bitch, wartime life, human spirit, couple relations, hopes, society, strong female character, world war two, courage ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: berlin germany, germany, usa, europe, new york
⇓ 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 ⇓
33%
 7.1
 10K
Hannah Arendt (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, Luxembourg, France, Israel
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Hannah Arendt is a portrait of the genius that shook the world with her discovery of “the banality of evil.” After she attends the Nazi Adolf Eichmann’s trial in Jerusalem, Arendt dares to write about the Holocaust in terms no one has ever ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, psychological, feminist film, contemplative ...
Plot: holocaust, trial, war crime, society, journalism, legal, legal action, post war, nazi, strong female lead, strong female character, against humanity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1961, 1960s
Place: israel, usa, new york, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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 ⇓
32%
 5.9
 3K
Eichmann (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Hungary, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based upon the final confession of Adolf Eichmann, made before his execution in Israel, of his role in Hitler's plan for the final solution.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, life is a bitch, genocide, prison, nazi, crimes, courtroom drama, uncover truth, prison life, courtroom, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: europe, israel, middle east, budapest, budapest hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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 ⇓
32%
 6.2
 424
Haven (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: This is the true story of a woman named Ruth Gruber who travels to Europe to help escort 1000 Jewish War victims to the United States. She comes to love and feel sorry for them all, and fights for their rights to live in America.
Style: emotional, disturbing, sincere, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, rescue, deportation, anti semitism, immigrants, human spirit, heroic mission, idealism, fighting the system, politics, against humanity ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 40s
Place: europe, new york, naples italy, mediterranean sea, vienna ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Nowhere in Africa (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A Jewish woman named Jettel Redlich flees Nazi Germany with her daughter Regina, to join her husband, Walter, on a farm in Kenya. At first, Jettel refuses to adjust to her new circumstances, bringing with her a set of china dishes and an evening ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, wartime life, understanding, friendship, family relations, exile, farm, culture clash, starting over, human nature, hopes ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: africa, kenya, germany, poland, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Voyage of the Damned (1976)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A luxury liner carries Jewish refugees from Hitler's Germany in a desperate fight for survival.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, anti semitism, cruise ship, ship, catastrophe, cruise, anti hero, family in danger, rescue, anti heroes, society ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: germany, cuba, europe, latin america, havana cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.0
 171
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: bleak, suspenseful, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, heroes, war, escapades, against humanity, society, confined, military, danger, ghetto ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%