Movies like The Blockhouse

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The Blockhouse (1973)
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The Blockhouse (1973)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of Slave workers, drafted by the Nazis to help construct their coastal defenses in 1944 are trapped in an underground bunker when the Allies land at Normandy on D-Day. They find huge dtores of food but not enough candles. The slow dying of the light parallels their increasing boredom, illness and jealousy during their entrapment. Based on the Novel 'Le Blockhaus' by Jean Paul Clebert
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, gloomy
Plot: world war two, survival, d day, bunker, war, prison, military, holocaust, battles, human spirit, life is a bitch, escapades, confined, wartime life, against humanity, hopes, chess, soldier, wine, underground, suicide, pow, darkness, bicycle, dominoes ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: france

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Most similar movies to The Blockhouse

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, bleak and captivating films with plots about world war two, war, danger, survival, wartime life, confined and escapades mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like The Blockhouse: Leningrad (2009), The Long Day's Dying (1968), Camp de Thiaroye (1988), Hidden Children (2004), Stalingrad (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: bleak, rough, serious, realistic, gloomy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, siege, battles, survival, life is a bitch, military, wartime life, hunger, rationing, soldier, starvation, self sacrifice ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1941
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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95%
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: realistic, serious, thought provoking, disturbing, bleak
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, strong female presence, family life, attic, racism, wartime life, family in danger, human spirit, society, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Long Day's Dying (1968)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Three British soldiers and their German captive trek through the European countryside.
Style: realistic, serious, cult film
Plot: soldier, world war two, battles, military, confined, survival, rescue, escapades, war, military life, basic training, anti war ...
Time: 1940s
Place: germany, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
In the Presence of Mine Enemies (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the Warsau Ghetto of 1943, one man's struggle to keep his family together leads him to the ultimate crisis of faith, and one final chance at redemption. Written by legendary 'Twilight Zone' creator, Rod Sterling.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: rabbi, ghetto, world war two, holocaust, life is a bitch, society, misfit, against humanity, confined, survival, war, religions or cults ...
Time: 1940s
Place: europe, poland, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Camp de Thiaroye (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Senegal, Algeria, Tunisia
Duration: 157 min.
Story: A historical drama based on the Thiaroye transit camp massacre, Camp de Thiaroye dismantles the myth of colonial assimilation to expose ingrained social and cultural mechanisms of racism, exploitation, and privilege. In 1944, the French army ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, thought provoking, serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, interracial relations, racism, soldier, injustice, wartime life, culture clash, state affairs, war, military, against humanity, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: africa, senegal, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Hidden Children (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 200 min.
Story: This is a true story about forty Jewish children on their way to Palestine, who were blocked by the German and Italian occupation of Yugoslavia in 1941. Before finding a haven at Villa Emma in Nonantola in northern Italy, where they arrived on June ...
Style: uplifting, touching, sentimental, emotional, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, orphan, rescue, survival, human spirit, against humanity, life is a bitch, hopes, society, youth, fugitives, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: italy, slovenia, europe, switzerland
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68%
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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, soldier, nazism, german, survival, starvation, russian, military life, battles, military, wehrmacht ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1942, year 1943
Place: russia, europe, italy, germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 207
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: captivating, tense, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, against the odds, ghetto, military, survival, society, heroes, confined, escapades, against humanity ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Kedma (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, Israel, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In May 1948, shortly before the creation of the State of Israel, hundreds of immigrants from across Europe arrive in Palestine--only to risk arrest by British troops.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: culture clash, tragic love, survival, immigrants, state affairs, hopes, life is a bitch, political unrest, escapades, starting over, against humanity, society ...
Time: 1940s
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Texas '46 (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story its the untold story of Italian World War II POW"S in Jan 1946. Luca Zingaretti stars as one of over 50,000 Italian Prisoners of War detained at POW camps in the U.S. Roy Schneider stars as Colonel Gartner, the Commander ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: fascism, military, military life, prison life, confined, isolation, wartime life, captivity, genocide, society, prison, world war two ...
Time: 1940s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: tense, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: concentration camp, pow, world war two, escape, captivity, genocide, brutality, against humanity, corporal punishment, holocaust, hopes, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Last Lieutenant (1993)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Norway
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Norwegian war drama. The old sea-captain retires, but the next day German WWII occupation of Norway begins. He then kisses his wife good-bye and is off to Army HQ. There he finds a lack of leadership and morale that offends him. They even laugh at ...
Style: captivating, emotional, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, battles, surrender, graphic violence, escapades, military, hopes, survival, aging, heroes, state affairs, contests and competitions ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: norway, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.9
 269
The Only Way (1970)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Denmark, Panama, UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In April 1940, the armies of Nazi Germany invaded Denmark. The Danish government promised peaceful cooperation on the condition that Denmark s Jews remain free. The Nazi s agreed. In October, 1943, the agreement was broken...This is the true and ...
Style: thought provoking, uplifting, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, battles, society, heroes, war, against humanity, military, politics, confined, state affairs, nazi occupation ...
Time: 1940s
Place: denmark, europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Fires on the Plain (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In the final days of World War II, occupying Japanese forces in the Philippines face resistance from the local population and the American offensive. The dwindling Japanese soldiers attempt to survive through the horrors of war.
Style: tense, psychological, realistic, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: war, survival, military life, confined, isolation, escapades, japanese soldier, rivalry, graphic violence, world war two, life is a bitch, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Varian's War: The Forgotten Hero (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Varian Fry rescues more than 2,000 artists from Nazi persecution during World War II.
Style: serious, tense, sincere, emotional, realistic
Plot: world war two, uncover truth, hidden identity, wartime life, escapades, survival, life is a bitch, rescue, against humanity, state affairs, politics, society ...
Time: 20th century
Place: france, europe, marseille, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, cruise ship, ship, catastrophe, interracial relations, racism, wartime life, family in danger, human spirit, disaster ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1939
Place: germany, cuba, europe, latin america, havana cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.5
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King Rat (1965)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: When Singapore surrendered to the Japanese in 1942 the Allied POWs, mostly British but including a few Americans, were incarcerated in Changi prison. This was a POW detention center like no other. There were no walls or barbed-wire fences for the ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: world war two, pow, prison life, prison, friendship, war, escape, escapades, confined, military, behind enemy lines, black market ...
Time: year 1945, 1940s
Place: singapore, japan, asia, poland, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.5
 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: sincere, gloomy, emotional, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: concentration camp, world war two, holocaust, hopes, refugee, wartime life, human spirit, anti semitism, captivity, escapades, life is a bitch, war ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: italy, russia, europe, venice, turin italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Island on Bird Street (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Denmark, UK, Germany, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Alex is an 11-year old boy who, during WWII, hides in the Jewish ghetto from Nazis after all the relatives have been sent to the concentration camp. The movie portrays the ghetto through his eyes.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: jewish ghetto, world war two, ghetto, starvation, orphan, jewish, holocaust, children in wartime, child in peril, innocence lost, anti semitism, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Stones for the Rampart (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 111 min.
Story: To be defeated and not be - a victory. This is the motto that life is guided by three young friends: Alek, Sophy and Rudy. Scouts, high school graduates high school in Warsaw drifting ambitious plans for the future broken through September 1939. ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: wartime life, life is a bitch, against the odds, world war two, daring rescue, war, wartime, nazi occupation, german occupation, resistance fighter, resistance, prospector ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Aryan Couple (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 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: captivating, serious, suspenseful, psychological, tense ...
Plot: concentration camp, world war two, holocaust, genocide, anti semitism, survival, hidden identity, uncover truth, life is a bitch, undercover, moral dilemma, forbidden love ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: hungary, switzerland, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Back Door to Hell (1964)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: During WWII, a three-man commando team places its trust in the hands of a band of Filipino resistors, as they try to knock out a Japenese communication center.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, espionage, war, escapades, anti war, mission, soldier, battles, reconnaissance, liberation, military, heroes ...
Time: 1940s
Place: the philippines, japan, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: realistic, serious, uplifting, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, world war two, religions or cults, hopes, society, misfit, opposites attract, escapades, against humanity, confined ...
Time: 1940s
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 5.2
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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, suspenseful, captivating, tense, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, battles, soldier, military life, survival, society, heroic mission, battle zone, war, daring rescue, infantrymen, rescue mission ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, france, usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Against the Sun (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A WWII pilot, bombardier, and radioman find themselves adrift on a lifeboat without food or water after being forced to ditch their plane during a scouting mission.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: survival, military, adventure, soldier, human spirit, getting home, human nature, ocean, lifeboat, isolation, world war two, disaster ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Out of the Ashes (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The real-life story of Gisella Perl, a Jewish Hungarian doctor imprisoned in the notorious Auschwitz death camp of World War II.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, survival, wartime life, human spirit, life is a bitch, starting over, anti semitism, war, auschwitz, holocaust survivor, confined ...
Time: 1940s
Place: hungary, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Paradise Road (1997)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Paradise Road is a 1997 film which tells the story of a group of English, American, Dutch and Australian women who are imprisoned in Sumatra during World War II. It was directed by Bruce Beresford and stars Glenn Close as beatific Adrienne Pargiter, ...
Style: serious, uplifting, emotional, touching, harsh ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: pow, world war two, prison, war crime, island, holocaust, war, friendship, human spirit, prison life, survival, justice ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: singapore, japan, asia, indonesia, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, d day, hospital, female agent, heroic mission, military, espionage, wartime life, working undercover ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, year 1944
Place: london, paris france, normandy, europe, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.4
 6K
The Bunker (2001)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In 1944, in the Belgian - German border, seven German soldiers survive an American attack in the front and lock themselves in a bunker to protect the position. Under siege by the enemy and with little ammunition, they decide to explore underground ...
Style: serious, rough, disturbing, psychological, scary ...
Plot: soldier, world war two, bunker, isolation, wartime life, survival, escapades, ghost, plague, tunnel, german, battles ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Scarlet and the Black (1983)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK, Italy
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Fr. Hugh O'Flaherty is a Vatican official in 1943-45 who has been hiding downed pilots, escaped prisoners of war, and Italian resistance families. His diplomatic status in a Catholic country prevents Colonel Kappler from openly arresting him, ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, factual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nazi, world war two, soldier, fighting the system, nun, military, clergy, human spirit, uninhibited rivalry, politics, hopes, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: vatican, europe, rome italy, italy, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%