Movies like Nanking

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Nanking (2007)
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Nanking (2007)
Genre: Biography, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of the rape of Nanking, one of the most tragic events in history. In 1937, the invading Japanese army murdered over 200,000 and raped tens of thousands of Chinese. In the midst of this horror, a small group of Western expatriates banded together to save 250,000. Nanking shows the tremendous impact individuals can make on the course of history.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspense, touching, gloomy
Plot: atrocity, rescue, world war two, massacre, rape, invasion, war crime, testimony, daring rescue, sexual abuse, survival, life is a bitch, danger, against humanity, tragic event, archive footage, battles, brutality, pursuit, morality, u.s. navy, saving a life, battle, japanese occupation of china, sino japanese war ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1938, year 1937
Place: china, japan, asia, shanghai, shanghai china

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Most similar movies to Nanking

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, bleak and emotional films with plots about war, world war two, survival, death, soldier, heroes and military mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like Nanking: City of Life and Death (2009), The Flowers of War (2011), Flags of Our Fathers (2006), Hotel Rwanda (2004), Letters from Iwo Jima (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: disturbing, realistic, tense, bleak, serious ...
Plot: rescue, war crime, atrocity, heroes, deadly, confined, war, wartime life, survival, lifesaver, negotiation, disorder ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1937, year 1938
Place: china, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
City of Life and Death (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 132 min.
Story: City of Life and Death takes place in 1937, during the height of the Second Sino-Japanese War. The Imperial Japanese Army has just captured the then-capital of the Republic of China, Nanjing. What followed was known as the Nanking Massacre, or the ...
Style: rough, disturbing, bleak, epic, emotional ...
Plot: sino japanese war, sexual abuse, war crime, massacre, atrocity, life is a bitch, mass murder, japanese army, military, dehumanization, invasion, war atrocity ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1937, year 1938
Place: china, asia, shanghai, shanghai china
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
The Flowers of War (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 146 min.
Story: A Westerner finds refuge with a group of women in a church during Japan's rape of Nanking in 1937. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety.
Style: emotional, realistic, bleak, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: prostitute, atrocity, world war two, brothel, sino japanese war, rape, forced prostitution, prostitution, life is a bitch, suffering, student, japanese occupation of china ...
Time: 1930s, year 1937, 20th century, 30s
Place: china, asia, japan, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: There were five Marines and one Navy Corpsman photographed raising the U.S. flag on Mt. Suribachi by Joe Rosenthal on February 23, 1945. This is the story of three of the six surviving servicemen – John 'Doc' Bradley, Pvt. Rene Gagnon ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: war, world war two, military, fame, battles, loss of friend, survival, homecoming, selflessness, danger, propaganda, state affairs ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: japan, pacific ocean, usa, asia, okinawa japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Hotel Rwanda (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, South Africa, Italy, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, this film takes place in Rwanda in the 1990s when more than a million Tutsis were killed in a genocide that went mostly unnoticed by the rest of the world. Hotel owner Paul Rusesabagina houses over a thousand refuges in his ...
Style: emotional, rough, thought provoking, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: genocide, racism, against humanity, war crime, un, cruelty, war, refugee, atrocity, corpse, massacre, violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: africa, rwanda, somalia, congo, tanzania
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 141 min.
Story: The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it.
Style: realistic, bleak, contemplative, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: survival, world war two, battles, military, war, chaos, japanese history, danger, chaos and mayhem, selflessness, brutality, japanese army ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945, year 2005
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Children of Huang Shi (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Australia, China, Germany, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: About young British journalist, George Hogg, who with the assistance of a courageous Australian nurse, saves a group of orphaned children during the Japanese occupation of China in 1937.
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: survival, orphan, rescue, selflessness, self discovery, society, danger, soldier, heroes, escapades, daring rescue, invasion ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 30s ...
Place: asia, china, east asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, sincere, disturbing, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, deportation, rescue, anti semitism, immigrants, human spirit, idealism, heroic mission, fighting the system, politics, confined ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s
Place: europe, vienna, harvard university, belgrade, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Downfall of Berlin: Anonyma (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A nameless woman keeps a diary as the Russians invade Berlin in the spring of 1945. She is in her early 30s, a patriotic journalist with international credentials; her husband, Gerd, a writer, is an officer at the Russian front. She speaks Russian ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, disturbing
Plot: war crime, world war two, war, rape, sexual abuse, political unrest, soldier, strong sexual content, injustice, state affairs, military, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1945
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, survival, boxing, boxer, auschwitz, confined, love and romance, danger, against humanity, misfit ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: poland, europe, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Downfall (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Austria, Italy
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In April of 1945, Germany stands at the brink of defeat with the Russian Army closing in from the east and the Allied Expeditionary Force attacking from the west. In Berlin, capital of the Third Reich, Adolf Hitler proclaims that Germany will still ...
Style: psychological, bleak, disturbing, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: hitler, world war two, third reich, nazism, war, suicide, desperation, confined, national socialism, ss, war crime, paranoia ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1945
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, munich germany, prague czechoslovakia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, realistic, thought provoking, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, genocide, against humanity, ghetto, jewish, rescue, anti semitism, nazi, wartime, war ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 1990s, 90s
Place: poland, germany, europe, central europe, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Men Behind the Sun 4 (1995)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Black Sun: The Nanking Massacre, also called Men Behind the Sun 4, is a 1994 Hong Kong film directed by Mou Tun Fei and is in many ways considered to be a follow up to the 1987 shockumentary film, Men Behind the Sun. The movie depicts the events ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, disturbing, controversial ...
Plot: genocide, gore, bayonet, massacre, rape, soldier, military, danger, world war two, strong violent content, chaos and mayhem, wartime life ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: china, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Men Behind the Sun (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, Horror, War
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The film is a graphic depiction of the war atrocities committed by the Japanese at Unit 731, the secret biological weapons experimentation unit of the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II. The film details the various cruel medical experiments ...
Style: rough, disturbing, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: bio weapon, sino japanese war, world war two, dehumanization, laboratory, soldier, experiment, experimenting, concentration camp, against humanity, life is a bitch, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: china, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Conspiracy (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The historical recreation of the 1942 Wannsee Conference, in which Nazi and SS leaders gathered in a Berlin suburb to discuss the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question". Lead by SS-General Reinhard Heydrich, this group of high ranking ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, factual, intense, atmospheric ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, genocide, war crime, racism, politics, conspiracy, state affairs, wartime life, human spirit, world war two, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: berlin germany, germany, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.6
 4K
MacArthur (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The film portrays MacArthur's (Gregory Peck) life from 1942, before the Battle of Bataan, to 1952, the time after he had been removed from his Korean War command by President Truman (Ed Flanders) for insubordination, and is recounted in ...
Style: realistic, serious, melancholic, epic, intense ...
Plot: world war two, military, pow, soldier, war, politics, island, rebellion, ruler, ambition, revolution, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 40s, 1950s
Place: usa, japan, the philippines, korea, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Brother's War (2009)
Genre: History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story is set in the latter days of World War 2, against the backdrop of fierce combat on the eastern front. Brother's War is based on real events.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, bleak
Plot: eastern front, battles, friendship, human spirit, survival, military, war, heroic mission, wartime life, captivity, danger, life is a bitch ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Empire of the Sun (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Jamie Graham, a privileged English boy, is living in Shanghai when the Japanese invade and force all foreigners into prison camps. Jamie is captured with an American sailor named Basie, who looks out for him while they are in the camp together. Even ...
Style: epic, emotional, touching, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: world war two, coming of age, pow, innocence lost, young heroes, survival, prison, bravery, child protagonist, japanese army, stadium, japanese soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: china, shanghai, tokyo, asia, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Assembly (2007)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Follows a soldier trying to gain recognition for comrades who died in 1948, at a turning point in the civil war between the communists and the nationalist forces of the Kuomintang (KMT).
Style: realistic, bleak, emotional, tense, captivating ...
Plot: civil war, war, war crime, pow, battles, behind enemy lines, battle zone, soldier, danger, military, life is a bitch, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 40s, 1950s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: world war two, prison, pow, war crime, island, war, friendship, human spirit, danger, prison life, survival, holocaust ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s
Place: singapore, japan, asia, indonesia, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, 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: touching, heartbreaking, emotional, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holocaust, world war two, jewish, concentration camp, childhood, friendship, against humanity, nazism, wartime life, atrocity, gas chamber, nazi ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, poland, europe, berlin germany, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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, human spirit, against humanity, moral dilemma ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: poland, europe, germany, budapest, budapest hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Lion of the Desert (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Libya, USA
Duration: 173 min.
Story: This movie tells the story of Omar Mukhtar, an Arab Muslim rebel who fought against the Italian conquest of Libya in WWII. It gives western viewers a glimpse into this little-known region and chapter of history, and exposes the savage means by which ...
Style: epic, exciting, serious, based on true events
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, world war two, bedouin, muslim, resistance, hanging, space and aliens, imperialism, dictatorship, occupation, conquering, battles ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1930s, 30s, 20s
Place: libya, italy, middle east, rome italy, north africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 7.0
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Katyn (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An examination of the Soviet slaughter of thousands of Polish officers and citizens in the Katyn forest in 1940.
Style: disturbing, heartbreaking, sentimental, sad, realistic ...
Plot: war crime, world war two, nazism, survival, war, captivity, military life, life is a bitch, battles, against humanity, confined, military ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1940
Place: poland, russia, europe, soviet union, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Battle on the River Neretva (1969)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Yugoslavia, Italy, West Germany, USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: In January 1943 the German army, afraid of an Allied invasion of the Balkans, launched a great offensive against Yugoslav Partisans in Western Bosnia. The only way out for the Partisan forces and thousands of refugees was the bridge on the river ...
Style: epic, bleak, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, battles, adventure, danger, escapades, politics, military, against humanity, soldier, heroes, state affairs, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1943
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, bosnia, yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Max Manus: Man of War (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Norway, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Max Manus is a Norwegian 2008 biographic war film based on the real events of the life of resistance fighter Max Manus (1914–96), after his contribution in the Winter War against the Soviet Union. The story follows Manus through the outbreak of ...
Style: tense, serious, atmospheric, factual, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: resistance, world war two, escape, nazism, injury, manhunt, fear, depression, loss of friend, soldier, occupation, terrorism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: norway, europe, scotland, stockholm sweden, finland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, french, secret, archive footage, love, occupied france, world war two, bravery, revenge, hate, refugee, pursuit ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941, year 1943, year 1945, year 1939 ...
Place: europe, geneva switzerland, munich germany, france, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.0
 26K
Kundun (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Monaco, Morocco
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The Tibetans refer to the Dalai Lama as 'Kundun', which means 'The Presence'. He was forced to escape from his native home, Tibet, when communist China invaded and enforced an oppressive regime upon the peaceful nation. The Dalai ...
Style: thought provoking, stylized, contemplative, serious, realistic ...
Plot: buddhism, buddhist monk, exile, monastery, communism, politics, buddha, righting the wronged, injustice, religions or cults, dedication, occupation ...
Time: 50s, 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: tibet, china, asia, pearl harbor, hiroshima japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.1
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Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Style: based on true events, inspirational, touching, sentimental, brutal ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: war, u.s. army, conscientious objector, u.s. military, bible, world war two, soldier, physician, pacifism, courage, american soldier, war violence ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: okinawa, japan, okinawa japan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Water Diviner (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1919, Australian farmer Joshua Connor travels to Turkey to discover the fate of his three sons, reported missing in action. Holding on to hope, Joshua must travel across the war-torn landscape to find the truth and his own peace.
Style: emotional, touching, captivating, compassionate, suspense ...
Plot: world war one, missing person, missing son, family drama, parents and children, redemption, escapades, promise, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, death of son, loss of son ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1915, year 1919
Place: australia, turkey, istanbul turkey, ottoman empire, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%