Movies like Resistance

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Resistance (2011)
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Resistance (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: It is 1944 and the D-Day invasion has failed, Germany's army have successfully invaded England and the Nazi war-machine is now heading west towards Wales. A group of women in an isolated Welsh village near the English border wake up to discover all of the their husbands have mysteriously vanished. They have headed into the mountains to join the Resistance.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: war, espionage, missing person, life is a bitch, danger, wartime life, undercover, resistance fighter, world war two
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: england

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and bleak films with plots about war, world war two, danger, wartime life, life is a bitch, espionage and undercover mostly in Drama, War and Thriller genres. Some movies like Resistance: The Counterfeit Traitor (1962), Behind Enemy Lines (1985), The Message (2009), Code Name: Emerald (1985), Eagles Over London (1969). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Counterfeit Traitor (1962)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Blacklisted in modern day WW2, a Swedish oil trader opts to assist British Allies, by means of infiltrating and surveying Nazi Germany.
Style: gloomy, realistic, bleak, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: espionage, spy, forgery, double agent, undercover, dishonesty, danger, wartime life, secret agents, state affairs, life is a bitch, working undercover ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: sweden, germany, europe, hamburg germany, copenhagen denmark ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Behind Enemy Lines (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Professor-turned-spy Col. Calvin Turner and his associate, workaholic Lt. Shelley Flynn, plan a daring rescue behind enemy lines in World War II German-occupied Norway of a brilliant scientist who may or may not be aiding the Germans.
Style: rough, bleak, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: danger, espionage, military, criminal heroes, state affairs, against humanity, war, heroes, escapades, wartime life, chases and races, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century
Place: norway, europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 7.4
 3K
The Message (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: China
Duration: 118 min.
Story: 1942, Nanjing (Nanking). Following a series of assassination attempts on officials of the Japanese-controlled puppet government, the Japanese spy chief gathers a group of suspects in a mansion house for questioning. A tense game of "cat and ...
Style: realistic, captivating, suspenseful, stylized, serious
Plot: espionage, code breaking, japanese occupation, resistance, assassination, undercover, wartime life, crime, occupation, deadly, life is a bitch, spy ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Code Name: Emerald (1985)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In april 1944, an allied agent is sent to France in order to rescue an "overlord" captured by the Germans. (An "overlord" is one of the few men who knew the date and place of the "D" day). To achieve this goal, he will ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: espionage, d day, danger, undercover, war, escapades, secret agents, rescue, prisoner, cell mate, nazi uniform, double agent ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1944
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Eagles Over London (1969)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, France, Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The British High Command finds itself in the thick of a huge dilemma when it is realized that they have long been infiltrated by spies from a German intelligence group. This all happens during the preliminary stages of the Battle of Britain.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evacuation, aerial combats, undercover, law enforcement, soldier, military, superior officer, war, heroes, escapades, chases and races, army investigation ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1940
Place: england, london, france, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Back Door to Hell (1964)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: USA, Philippines
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, bleak ...
Plot: espionage, danger, war, escapades, anti war, mission, soldier, reconnaissance, liberation, captivity, military, military life ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: the philippines, japan, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: atmospheric, tense, psychological, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: soldier, military, survival, military life, danger, unfulfillment, confined, life is a bitch, wartime life, losing-it hero, war, escapades ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.7
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X Company (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 44 min.
Story: An emotionally-driven character drama, set in the thrilling and dangerous world of WWII espionage and covert operations. It follows the stories of five highly skilled young recruits - Canadian, American and British - torn from their ordinary lives ...
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: espionage, war, secret agents, working undercover, heroic mission, heroes, undercover, danger, good versus evil, rivalry, spy
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Bomb Girls: Facing the Enemy (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: It is the Spring of 1943 and the Battle for the Atlantic rages as an Axis victory seems inevitable. The women of Vic Mu – Gladys, Lorna, Kate, Betty and Vera – band together in a tight bond of support and friendship.
Style: realistic, captivating, stylized, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: parents and children, fall in love, wartime life, family relations, undercover, workplace, gender, society, feminism, love and romance, workplace situations, espionage ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.7
 3K
The Old Gun (1975)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In Montauban in 1944, Julien Dandieu in a surgeon in the local hospital. Frightened by the German army entering Montauban, he asks his friend Francois to drive his wife and his daughter in the back country village where Julien has an old castle. One ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, sincere, serious
Plot: war, vengeance, revenge, rape, death in the family, life is a bitch, heroes, wartime life, crimes, dealing with death, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.4
 175
The Foreigner (1978)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A French special op suffers an existential crisis as he wanders New York City in search of a mission and the requisite connections.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, serious, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: undercover, espionage, danger, urban, secret agents, riddles and clues, female detective, secret agent, punk
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Kandahar Break: Fortress of War (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In 1999, a British mine clearance engineer working for the Taliban government in Afghanistan must flee the country when he becomes embroiled in a deadly game of intrigue and betrayal.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: wartime life, escapades, war, dangerous attraction, state affairs, life is a bitch, love and romance, fish out of water, on the run, desert, misfit, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.3
 24
The Blue Man (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 81 min.
Story: An archaeologist investigating mass graves during the Iraq War wakes up in a basement, unable to remember how he got there. The man must piece together the past of the enigmatic man who brought him there -- and discover who the pregnant woman is who ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, psychological, serious
Plot: captivity, danger, mysterious character, confined, uncover truth, war, survival
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.4
 5K
Glorious 39 (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A mysterious tale set around a traditional British family on the eve of World War Two. Oblivious to the looming shadow of World War II, the wealthy Keyes maintain a confident façade in the British countryside until daughter Anne becomes an ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, clever ...
Plot: disorder, life turned upside down, uncover truth, confined, war, betrayal, secret movement, adoption, world war two, conspiracy, filmmaking, government agent ...
Time: year 1939, 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Eye of the Needle (1981)
Genre: Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A ruthless German spy, trying to get out of Britain with vital information about D-Day, must spend time with a young woman and her crippled husband.
Style: suspenseful, tense, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: espionage, spy, island, war, idealism, couple relations, mistaken identity, danger, disorder, couples, contact, cheating ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: england, scotland, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: double agent, behind enemy lines, espionage, romance, wartime life, secret agents, love and romance, working undercover, world war two, translator, nazi germany, wartime ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, new york, berlin germany, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Mosquito Squadron (1969)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In WW2, a RAF squadron leader mourns the death of a comrade and receives a bombing mission against a secret Nazi V-2 rocket testing facility in France.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mosquito, raf, anti war, battles, save the day, daring rescue, chases and races, wartime life, heroes, war, fall in love, escapades ...
Time: 20th century
Place: england, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.9
 554
Spring 1941 (2007)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland, Israel
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After Germany invades Poland and the Nazis order the confinement of all local Jews in the ghetto, medical doctor Artur Planck (Joseph Fiennes) manages to flee with his family, seeking refuge at the farm of Emilia (Kelly Harrison), their former ...
Style: sexual, captivating, tense, serious, emotional ...
Plot: love triangle, against humanity, confined, couple relations, couples, dishonesty, infidelity, wartime life, life is a bitch, isolation, danger, family in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 5.9
 1K
Brass Target (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: USA, West Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 111 min.
Story: General George S. Patton died in a car accident in 1945. However, now speculates that his death was actually a murder carefully prepared by his staff to cover a large theft of gold.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: gold, espionage, heist, hitman, mystery, adventure, war, crimes, soldier, military, investigation, assassination ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.9
 927
Canopy (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Australia, Singapore
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An unlikely friendship between 2 young men becomes everything, when an Australian soldier takes refuge under the canopied jungles of Singapore, during the violent Japanese invasion in World War II. Jim is lost, injured and defenseless in a hostile, ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, exciting
Plot: jungle, survival, communication problem, soldier, military, escapades, war, danger, imperial japan, escape, chase, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: singapore, asia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.9
 346
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 ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, gloomy
Plot: d day, survival, bunker, holocaust, battles, war, hopes, against humanity, confined, life is a bitch, wartime life, escapades ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.1
 4K
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: serious, bleak, rough, realistic, gloomy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: siege, military, battles, survival, life is a bitch, danger, world war two, wartime life, hunger, rationing, soldier, starvation ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1941
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Naked Runner (1967)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Sam Laker is an American industrialist, working in Britain, who has just been awarded an international award for industrial design. He is planning to travel to East Germany to attend a trade show and show off his invention, taking his 10 year old ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric, serious
Plot: assassination, spy, undercover, espionage, secret agents, danger, deadly, on the run, holiday, intelligence, invention
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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March of millions (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 180 min.
Story: In 1944 many Germans in Eastern Prussia believed like Lena von Mahlenberg, daughter of a local aristocrat, that Hitler would surrender and spare them from being invaded by the vengeful Russian Red Army. He didn't and they had to flee.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, touching
Plot: danger, survival, family relations, anti heroes, life is a bitch, war, wartime life, parents and children, woman in danger, eastern front, kissing, loyalty ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Girl Hunters (1963)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Mickey Spillane plays his own creation, street-thug-turned-PI Mike Hammer, in this 1963 adaptation of his novel. The film opens with Hammer on the downside of a years-long bender, scooped out of the gutter by a bitter cop intent on prying ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, serious, bleak ...
Plot: espionage, missing person, columnist, intrigue, woman in danger, alcohol abuse, rivalry, investigation, neo noir, danger, private detective, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.2
 851
Joy Division (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Germany, Hungary
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A teenage orphan fights against the Red Army at the end of WWII and in the aftermath is 'adopted' by a Commissar. Years later he is sent to London during the Cold war to work for the KGB, where he questions his life.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: kgb, unsuccessful, espionage, burned alive, haunted by the past, introspection, moral dilemma, political unrest, dishonesty, state affairs, wartime life, secret agents ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1945, 1940s
Place: russia, england, london, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.7
 373
Silence (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A drama between people under unconventional circumstances. In the Second World War Finland was the only nation who brought casualties killed-in-action back to be buried at home. These actions were carried out by men and women working in assembly ...
Style: gloomy, realistic, bleak, rough, serious ...
Plot: soldier, military, war, life is a bitch, heroes, wartime life, friend, dead soldier, russian soldier, idealism, retreat, mental breakdown ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: finland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.8
 3K
In the Fog (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Netherlands, Belarus, Russia, Latvia
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Western frontiers of the USSR, 1942. The region is under German occupation. A man is wrongly accused of collaboration. Desperate to save his dignity, he faces an impossible moral choice.
Style: gloomy, serious, bleak, sincere, realistic
Plot: false accusation, danger, human nature, moral dilemma, in the woods, wartime life, war, life is a bitch, survival, nazi occupation, death by hanging, nazi soldier ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1942, 1940s
Place: russia, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.4
 1K
The Spy (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Spring 1941. Center of Moscow. Duel of the two intelligence services turns more and more tense.
Style: captivating, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, undercover, secret agents, spy, mole, secret police, world war two, heroic mission, mentor, rivalry, prospector, betrayal ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1941
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Night Watch (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set against the turbulent backdrop of London in the 1940s, this adaptation of Sarah Waters' bestselling novel, The Night Watch, follows four young Londoners inextricably linked by their wartime experiences. In a time when the barriers of sexual ...
Style: serious, stylized, emotional, realistic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: haunted by the past, couples, wartime life, life is a bitch, romance, gays and lesbians, love and romance, love affair, sexual relations, war, lesbian, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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