Movies like The Boys

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The Boys
Original name: Pojat
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When Continuation War started in Summer 1941, German soldiers arrived to Oulu. With their charm they conquered women and town boys. Finnish boys communicated with them on many levels: had trades, worked as interpreters, rotated business, spied on German love adventures and fought with each other about the favor of soldiers. In autumn 1944, the war was ending. Germans left Oulu by leaving behind fragile relationships, bastard kids and unfinished businesses. The most shocking of all was the faith of young Jake...
Plot: childhood, amateur theater, murder by shooting, crying male, troubled youth, death by shooting, german abroad, nazi soldier, cognac, bad mother, crying boy, german officer, ski, carriage, loss of innocence, death by gunshot, nazi officer, nazi germany, following someone, murder by gunshot, underage smoking, praying, german soldier, gramophone, shooting ...
Time: 1940s
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Lacombe, Lucien
Drama, Romance, War
France, Italy, West Germany
138 min.
 7.8
Come and See
Drama, War
Soviet Union
142 min.
 8.2
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, harsh and dramatic films with plots about world war two, death, storytelling, friendship, childhood, crying and father son relationship mostly in Drama, War and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Boys: Cuckoo in a Dark Forest (1985), The Night Overtakes Me (1986), The Marathon (1968), Lacombe, Lucien (1974), Malena (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Cuckoo in a Dark Forest
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland, Czechoslovakia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set in World War 2 as the Germans occupy Czechoslovakia, teenage Emilka's father is murdered by the Nazis, but she is selected for special treatment by virtue of being blonde. She is billeted with the commandant of a concentration camp near the ...
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The Night Overtakes Me
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A communist journalist from Prague is sent to Ravensbruck concentration camp.
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The Marathon
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
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Duration: 103 min.
Story: It is 5 May 1945 and the uprising against the hated German occupiers has broken out in Prague. The Czech guards open the gate of the Pankrác prison to allow the prisoners to escape en masse. Many of them are shot dead by the German guards but young ...
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Lacombe, Lucien
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 ...
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Time: year 1944, 1940s
Place: france, europe, germany, vichy
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 7.5
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Malena
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: On the day in 1940 that Italy enters the war, two things happen to the 12-year-old Renato: he gets his first bike, and he gets his first look at Malèna. She is a beautiful, silent outsider who's moved to this Sicilian town to be with her ...
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Duration: 104 min.
Story: "Listen: Billie Pilgrim has come unstuck in time." Slaughterhouse-Five is an award-winning 1972 film adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's novel of the same name. Director Hill faithfully renders for the screen Vonnegut's obsessive story ...
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Duration: 116 min.
Story: Nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Director, Seven Beauties stars Giancarlo Giannini (Swept Away) as Pasqualino Frafuso, known in Naples as "Pasqualino Seven Beauties." A petty thief who lives off of the profits of his seven ...
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    User:   72%
 
Jacob the Liar
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, War
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Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Jewish ghetto in the east of Europe, 1944. By coincidence, Jakob Heym eavesdrops on a German radio broadcast announcing the Soviet Army is making slow by steady progress towards central Europe. In order to keep his companion in misfortune, Mischa, ...
Style: emotional, realistic, tragicomedy, semi serious, gloomy ...
Plot: holocaust, ghetto, friendship, war, nazi, judaism, death, radio, jews, anti heroes, nazis, jewish ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1944
Place: poland, east germany, europe, israel, boston ...
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Come and See
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Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 142 min.
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 7.6
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Style: surreal, stylized, dark humor, epic, captivating ...
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Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 40s, 1920s ...
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Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, poland, europe, israel, russia ...
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    User:   45%
 
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Catch-22
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A bombardier in World War II tries desperately to escape the insanity of the war. However, sometimes insanity is the only sane way to cope with a crazy situation. Catch-22 is a parody of a "military mentality" and of a bureaucratic society ...
Style: clever, surreal, humorous, biting, psychological ...
Plot: war, rebellion, insanity, violence, anti heroes, book, surrealism, anti war, wartime, adaptation, irreverent, military ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944, 1940s
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    User:   45%
 
Closely Watched Trains
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In a small town still occupied by the Germans as World War II's tide is turning toward the Allies, apprentice train-watcher Milos is oblivious to the war. Instead, he is obsessed with having his first sexual experience. Despite the favors of ...
Style: semi serious, sexual, melancholic, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, german, train, nazi, friendship, wartime, village, storytelling, coming-of-age, runaway, nazis, war ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: europe, germany, czech republic, tokyo, eastern europe ...
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System:   51%
    User:   53%
 
Divided We Fall
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: surreal, disturbing, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, idealism, nazi, jewish, german, jews, nazis, prejudice, village, wartime, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s, 1930s ...
Place: poland, germany, europe, tokyo, france ...
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Goodbye, Children
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, West Germany, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A French boarding school run by priests seems to be a haven from World War II until a new student arrives. He becomes the roommate of top student in his class. Rivals at first, the roommates form a bond and share a secret.
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, emotional, serious ...
Plot: boarding school, friendship, german, betrayal, childhood, jewish, french, nazi, treasure hunt, courage, school, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: france, europe, germany, poland, paris france ...
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System:   48%
    User:   50%
 
 6.8
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Ambush
Genre: War, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 123 min.
Story: It is the summer of 1941 and the Finnish army has been mobilized along the border with Russia. A platoon led by Lt. Eero Perkola is waiting for orders to go on the offensive. The platoon receives orders for a recon mission through the wilderness ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: war, finnish, losing-it hero, love story, nazis, battles, wartime, military, civil war, weapons, fight scenes, catastrophe ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 90s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: russia, germany, poland
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System:   47%
    User:   41%
 
 7.0
 48K
Hesher
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young boy has lost his mother and is losing touch with his father and the world around him. Then he meets Hesher who manages to make his life even more chaotic.
Style: bleak, serious, dark humor, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: depression, death, violence, bullying, death in the family, revenge, storytelling, drugs/alcohol, drinking, life & death, friendship, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   44%
    User:   48%
 
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
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: touching, emotional, realistic, disturbing, twists and turns ...
Audience: kids
Plot: innocence lost, holocaust, friendship, jewish, nazis, childhood, nazi, children, concentration camp, german, young heroes, jews ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, poland, berlin germany, switzerland
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System:   40%
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Wassup Rockers
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Instead of adhering to the norms of their South Central neighborhood, a group of skater boys opt to bus into Hollywood and Beverly Hills, where they attract local rich girls - and plenty of trouble with the police, jealous boyfriends, and nervous ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere
Plot: punk, drugs/alcohol, teenage life, rock, friends, society, youth, buddies, social misfits, social differences, injustice, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, south central los angeles
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System:   39%
    User:   39%
 
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 8.3
 14K
To Live
Genre: Drama, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Fugui and Jiazhen endure tumultuous events in China as their personal fortunes move from wealthy landownership to peasantry.
Style: touching, emotional, epic, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: gambling, communism, politics, destiny, revolution, death, poverty, civil war, hospital, parents and children, tragedy, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: china, asia, taiwan
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System:   34%
    User:   37%
 
 7.8
 3K
West Beirut
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, Norway, Lebanon, Belgium
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In April, 1975, civil war breaks out; Beirut is partitioned along a Moslem-Christian line. Tarek is in high school, making Super 8 movies with his friend, Omar. At first the war is a lark: school has closed, the violence is fascinating, getting from ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, reflective, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, politics, civil war, friendship, revolution, ethnic conflict, innocence lost, prejudice, poetry, teenage life, war, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 90s, year 1975
Place: middle east, israel, lebanon, palestine, tokyo ...
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System:   34%
    User:   32%
 
 6.5
 19K
Stop-Loss
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A veteran soldier returns from his completed tour of duty in Iraq, only to find his life turned upside down when he is arbitrarily ordered to return to field duty by the Army.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: war, military, gulf war, politics, friendship, iraq war, courage, soldier, homecoming, islam, violence, wartime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, iraq, canada, usa, middle east ...
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System:   34%
    User:   38%
 
 7.2
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Red Cherry
Genre: Drama, War
Country: China
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on a true story, this horrifying tale follows two orphaned friends as they struggle to survive during World War II.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy, touching
Plot: orphan, school, monastery, war, innocence lost, anti war, wartime life, society, soldier, youth, life is a bitch, coming of age ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia
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System:   34%
    User:   27%
 
We Need a Vacation
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: It is the end of the school year for the children of a dormitory town. Most of them leave the place for a vacation with their parents but not Lucien and Adama whose parents can't afford the expense. While the big brothers of the housing estate ...
Plot: summer vacation, female nudity, friendship, friend, dog, boy, teenager, swimming pool, teenage boy, beach, holiday, male nudity ...
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System:   33%
    User:   38%
 

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