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The Exception (2016)
 6.8
 10K
The Exception (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A German soldier tries to determine if the Dutch resistance has planted a spy to infiltrate the home of Kaiser Wilhelm in Holland during the onset of World War II, but falls for a young Jewish Dutch woman during his investigation.
Style: captivating, suspense, exciting, tense, suspenseful
Plot: german soldier, nazi occupation, jewish, german, love, military, spy, bodyguard, investigation, conspiracy, gestapo, threat, saving a life, espionage, world war two, british secret service, sex scene, romance, third reich, german army, resistance, princess, village, pregnancy, nazi ...
Time: year 1940, 1940s, 1920s, year 1934
Place: germany, holland, berlin germany, poland, netherlands

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, dramatic and suspenseful films with plots about world war two, nazi, german, war, cigarette smoking, murder and death mostly in War, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Exception: Suite Fran?aise (2014), The English Patient (1996), Allied (2016), Black Book (2006), Shining Through (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Suite Fran?aise (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, France, Canada, Belgium, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: France, 1940. In the first days of occupation, beautiful Lucile Angellier is trapped in a stifled existence with her controlling mother-in-law as they both await news of her husband: a prisoner of war. Parisian refugees start to pour into their ...
Style: captivating, realistic, emotional, serious, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, world war two, nazi occupation, german soldier, love and romance, war, fall in love, german officer, military, adultery, soldier, french girl ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1940, 18th century
Place: france, europe, germany, paris france, england ...
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100%
The English Patient (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In the 1930s, Count Almásy is a Hungarian map maker employed by the Royal Geographical Society to chart the vast expanses of the Sahara Desert along with several other prominent explorers. As World War II unfolds, Almásy enters into a world of ...
Style: emotional, romantic, sentimental, erotic, captivating ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: world war two, tragic love, love story, expedition, mysterious character, war, stranded, love and romance, power of love, loss of loved one, adultery, destiny ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1944, year 1942 ...
Place: italy, libya, ethiopia, egypt, cairo egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 138K
Allied (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In 1942, an intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war.
Style: suspense, emotional, intense, realistic, tragic ending ...
Plot: spy, love, betrayal, resistance, femme fatale, investigation, undercover, rescue, intrigue, deception, danger, military ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942
Place: france, north africa, london, england, morocco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
100%
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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Free-spirited writer Juliet Ashton forms a life-changing bond with the delightful and eccentric Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, when she decides to write about the book club they formed during the occupation of Guernsey in WWII.
Style: romantic, sincere, touching, uplifting
Plot: nazi occupation, letter, female writer, friendship, island, reading a book, fiance fiancee relationship, world war two, love, writers, nazi, book ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941, year 1946
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Shining Through (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Spirited New Yorker Linda Voss goes to work for international lawyer and secret Office of Strategic Services operative Ed Leland just before World War II. As they fall in love, the United States enters the fight against Hitler, and Linda volunteers ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: double agent, world war two, behind enemy lines, espionage, romance, wartime life, secret agents, love and romance, working undercover, translator, nazi germany, wartime ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, new york, berlin germany, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Silence of the Sea (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In a small town in the West of France, during the German Occupation, a room is requisitioned by a Wehrmacht captain, Werner von Ebrennac. The house where he now stays is inhabited by young Jeanne, who makes a living by giving piano lessons, and by ...
Plot: german soldier, nazi, grandfather granddaughter relationship, french girl, world war two, female protagonist, pianist, cousin, piano, orphan, nazi occupation, cousin cousin relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 1K
The Midwife (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 119 min.
Story: 'The Midwife' (fin.'Kätilö') is a romance-drama set during WWII in Finland’s Lapland province, a major European battle ground of the war. Based on Katja Kettu’s bestselling novel, 'The Midwife' turns on the love ...
Style: romantic, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, touching
Plot: love, world war two, midwife, ss officer, fall in love, falling in love, genocide, torture, nurse, mass murder, german soldier, concentration camp ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
Place: finland, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.1
 225K
Valkyrie (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Japan, UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Wounded in Africa during World War II, Nazi Col. Claus von Stauffenberg returns to his native Germany and joins the Resistance in a daring plan to create a shadow government and assassinate Adolf Hitler. When events unfold so that he becomes a ...
Style: tense, factual, bad ending, suspenseful, contemplative ...
Plot: world war two, nazism, war, resistance, bomb, deception, nazi, treason, assassination attempt, betrayal, courage, nazi germany ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, normandy, munich germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Rebel in the Rye (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The life of celebrated but reclusive author, J.D. Salinger, who gained worldwide fame with the publication of his novel, The Catcher in the Rye.
Style: exciting, captivating, thought provoking, touching, sincere ...
Plot: recluse, world war two, writer's life, name calling, writers, obsession, genius, friendship, father son relationship, teenage boy, spirituality, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, year 1946, year 2010, year 1939
Place: manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, new hampshire, united states, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Head in the Clouds (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A romantic drama set in 1930's England, Paris, and Spain. Gilda Bessé shares her Paris apartment with an Irish schoolteacher, Guy Malyon, and Mia, a refugee from Spain. As the world drifts toward war, Gilda defiantly pursues her hedonistic ...
Style: sexy, sentimental, captivating, romantic, erotic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, sexual relations, lesbian, world war two, false accusation, soldier, romance, love and romance, war, dishonesty, couples, fall in love ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 1930s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: paris france, europe, spain, france, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 20K
Enigma (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A romantic thriller based around the World War 2 project to crack the codes behind the Enigma machine, used by the Germans to encrypt messages sent to their submarines.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, clever, factual ...
Plot: world war two, code breaking, espionage, nazi, war, submarine, wartime, mind game, couple relations, race against time, mathematics, secrets ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: scotland, europe, london, big ben london, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When a Greek fisherman leaves to fight with the Greek army during WWII, his fiancee falls in love with the local Italian commander. The film is based on a novel about an Italian soldier's experiences during the Italian occupation of the Greek ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, intense, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: italian army, resistance fighter, italian soldier, romance, war, love and romance, world war two, social relations, fall in love, wartime life, impossible love, island ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: greece, europe, albania, rome italy, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 5K
Mother Night (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: An American spy behind the lines during WWII serves as a Nazi propagandist, a role he cannot escape in his future life as he can never reveal his real role in the war.
Style: emotional, gloomy, biting, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, war crime, presumed dead, haunted by the past, starting over, disorder, hopes, government agency, hidden identity, writer's life, redemption, anti war ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 60s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: germany, new york, europe, usa, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.4
 11K
Charlotte Gray (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Australia, Germany
Duration: 121 min.
Story: This is a drama set in Nazi-occupied France at the height of World War II. Charlotte Gray tells the compelling story of a young Scottish woman working with the French Resistance in the hope of rescuing her lover, a missing RAF pilot. Based on the ...
Style: captivating, sentimental, sexy, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: world war two, resistance, espionage, secret agents, romance, war, fall in love, holocaust, wartime life, couple relations, couples, rescue ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: france, london, paris france, europe, vichy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.2
 43K
Anthropoid (2016)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Czech Republic, UK, USA, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In December 1941, Czech soldier Jozef Gabčík and Jan Kubiš parachute into their occupied homeland to assassinate Nazi officer Reinhard Heydrich
Style: emotional, realistic, clever, factual, intense ...
Plot: assassination, third reich, nazi, betrayal, suspicion, friendship between men, conspiracy, repression, world war two, murderer, ss, female protagonist ...
Time: 1940s, year 1938, year 1942
Place: prague, germany, munich germany, prague czech republic, czechoslovakia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.6
 3K
Zelary (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A nurse and her surgeon-lover are part of a resistance movement in 1940s Czechoslovakia. When they are discovered, her lover flees and she must find a place to hide. A patient whose life she saved, a man from a remote mountain village where time ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, sincere, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: redemption, small town, romance, couple relations, life is a bitch, hopes, society, resistance, post war, world war two, fugitives, marriage ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: prague, prague czechoslovakia, czechoslovakia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Lacombe, Lucien (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In 1944 Lucien Lacombe, a young peasant in the Lot region is refused permission to join the French Resistance. Instead, the opposing "French Gestapo" obtain from him information about an underground leader and recruit him into their ...
Style: controversial, serious, realistic, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: world war two, small town, occupation, interracial relations, social differences, wartime life, bittersweet, coming of age, on the run, romance, society, opposites attract ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: france, europe, germany, vichy
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 6.3
 16K
The Aftermath (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Germany, UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In the aftermath of World War II, a British colonel and his wife are assigned to live in Hamburg during the post-war reconstruction, but tensions arise with the German widower who lives with them.
Style: realistic, melancholic, serious, sad
Plot: cheating wife, adultery, unfaithful wife, sex scene, post world war two, grief, husband wife relationship, city in ruins, family relations, bereavement, unlikely friendships, post war ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, year 1943, year 1942, year 1933
Place: hamburg germany, northern germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Never Look Away (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Germany, Italy
Duration: 189 min.
Story: Inspired by real events and spanning three eras of German history, film tells the story of Kurt, a young art student who falls in love with fellow student, Ellie. Ellie’s father, Professor Seeband, a famous doctor, is dismayed at his daughter’s ...
Style: suspense, exciting, captivating, sincere, based on true events
Plot: painter, nazism, love, father daughter relationship, ss, manipulation, truth, pregnant woman, childhood memory, portrait painting, pregnant, holocaust ...
Time: year 1937, 60s, year 1951, 50s, year 1948 ...
Place: germany, east germany, west berlin west germany, west germany, german democratic republic ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.5
 25K
Cross of Iron (1977)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: It is 1943, and the German army, ravaged and demoralised, are hastily retreating from the Russian front. In the midst of all this madness, conflict brews between the aristocratic yet ultimately pusillanimous Captain Stransky and the courageous ...
Style: realistic, tense, bleak, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, soldier, german, anti war, hate, chaos, battles, military hospital, military, lieutenant, sergeant, wehrmacht ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1943
Place: russia, france, siberia, germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.5
 3K
Strayed (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Fleeing the June 1940 arrival of Hitler's army in Paris, a young war widow and her two children are rescued from dive-bombing German fighters by a cocky, reckless teenager. He finds them refuge in an abandoned house, but despite the fact that ...
Style: touching, sincere, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, world war two, survival, friendship, refugee, life is a bitch, teenage life, wartime life, love affair, danger, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 1940s
Place: paris france, france, europe, riviera, nice france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.1
 14K
Lore (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Australia, Germany, UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After her Nazi parents are imprisoned, Lore leads her younger siblings across a war-torn Germany in 1945. Amidst the chaos, she encounters mysterious Jewish refugee Thomas, who shatters her fragile reality with hatred and desire. To live, she must ...
Style: tense, disturbing, sincere, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: nazism, survival, post war, child as adult, family relations, youth, society, escapades, danger, against humanity, siblings relations, human nature ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: germany, hamburg germany, russia, poland, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 6.3
 50K
Hart's War (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Fourth-generation Army Col. William McNamara is imprisoned in a brutal German POW camp. Still, as the senior-ranking American officer, he commands his fellow inmates, keeping a sense of honor alive in a place where honor is easy to destroy, all ...
Style: tense, rough, serious, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: war, world war two, soldier, frame up, army investigation, racism, trial, military, human spirit, captivity, confined, u.s. army ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: germany, europe, belgium, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Warriors Five (1962)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy, France, Yugoslavia
Duration: 84 min.
Story: World War II Italy...1943. After parachuting behind enemy lines on an espionage mission, an American soldier is imprisoned by the enemy. He escapes with four Italian prisoners, enlisting their aid in exploding a bridge.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, prison, soldier, military, paratrooper, american, confined, danger, against humanity, chaos and mayhem, battle zone, prostitute ...
Place: italy, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 ⇓
25%
Flame and Citron (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Denmark, Germany, Norway, France, Sweden, Finland, Czech Republic
Duration: 130 min.
Story: During Nazi occupation, red-headed Bent Faurschou-Hviid ("Flame") and Jørgen Haagen Schmith ("Citron"), assassins in the Danish resistance, take orders from Winther, who's in direct contact with Allied leaders. One shoots, ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: gestapo, resistance, world war two, betrayal, dishonesty, nazism, double agent, war, crimes, partners, wartime life, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944, year 1940
Place: denmark, copenhagen, europe, finland, stockholm sweden ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 ⇓
24%
The Good German (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An American journalist arrives in Berlin just after the end of World War Two. He becomes involved in a murder mystery surrounding a dead GI who washes up at a lakeside mansion during the Potsdam negotiations between the Allied powers. Soon his ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: murder, war criminal, black market, investigation, post war, mystery, uncover truth, haunted by the past, military, love affair, love of one's life, neo noir ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1945, 1930s
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Second Front (2005)
Genre: Action, Romance, War
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In an explosive and action-packed story of heroism and courage under fire, American and Russian troops must join forces in a desperate mission that could change the course of World War 2.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense, tense ...
Plot: war, espionage, world war two, kgb, undercover, save the day, danger, secret agents, confined, daring rescue, escapades, intrigue ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1942
Place: germany, europe, ukraine, moscow russia, norway ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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