Movies like The Boys 1962

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The Boys (1962)
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The Boys (1962)
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: world war two, childhood, children in wartime, teenager, school, fight, nazi, teacher, friendship, forest, german, troubled youth, family relations, male female relationship, journalist, train, cemetery, theft, nazi germany, city, friendship between men, ski, skiing, boy, on the run ...
Time: 1940s
Place: finland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, dramatic, harsh and unusual plot structure films with plots about world war two, nazi, friendship, family relations, death, coming of age and war mostly in Drama, War and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Boys: Jojo Rabbit (2019), Cuckoo in a Dark Forest (1985), The Marathon (1968), Tea with Mussolini (1999), The Partisans (1963). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Jojo Rabbit (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: New Zealand, Czech Republic, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother is hiding a young Jewish girl in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler, Jojo must ...
Style: psychological, tense, disturbing, dark humor
Plot: nazi germany, nazi, nazism, boy, world war two, hitler, german, satire, adolf hitler, compassion, rabbit, child soldier ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, year 1944
Place: germany
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100%
Cuckoo in a Dark Forest (1985)
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 ...
Plot: screaming woman, talking to an animal, new identity, classroom, sexual abuse, letter, shotgun, hospital, explosion, wet clothes, chambermaid, earring ...
Time: 1940s
Place: germany, poland, prague czechoslovakia, prague, prague czech republic ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.9
 18
The Marathon (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Czechoslovakia
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 ...
Style: tragicomedy
Plot: gunfight, crying woman, football stadium, hospital, blood on face, jail, loss of friend, fight, vomiting, explosion, passive aggressive behavior, czech german relations ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945
Place: prague czechoslovakia, prague, prague czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Tea with Mussolini (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Semi-autobiographical film directed by Franco Zeffirelli, telling the story of young Italian boy Luca's upbringing by a circle of English and American women, before and during World War II.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, pre war ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: stepmother stepson relationship, world war two, friendship, coming of age, artist, painting, ambassador, hotel, performer's life, artists and showbiz, state affairs, crimes ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: italy, europe, florence, germany, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 7.0
 295
The Partisans (1963)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Lieutenant Takala meets his fellow partisans of 20th division many year after the war. With flashbacks we see the events of summer 1944.
Plot: world war two, friendship, alcohol, hallucination, drinking, pessimism, morality, sauna, military officer, religion, battlefield, sex scene ...
Time: 60s, 1940s, 1960s
Place: finland, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Seven Beauties (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Italy
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 ...
Style: cynical, disturbing, humorous, dark humor, biting ...
Plot: world war two, concentration camp, war, survival, pimp, honor, crimes, life is a bitch, eccentric family, anti heroes, confined, criminal heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s
Place: italy, europe, southern italy, russia, naples italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Book Thief (2013)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 131 min.
Story: While subjected to the horrors of WWII Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, a Jewish refuge is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: holocaust, jewish, world war two, nazi germany, human spirit, nazi, against humanity, adoption, childhood, life is a bitch, youth, family secret ...
Time: 40s, 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)
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: emotional, touching, heartbreaking, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holocaust, jewish, world war two, concentration camp, friendship, against humanity, childhood, nazi, nazi germany, nazism, wartime life, young heroes ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, poland, europe, berlin germany, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 2K
Ithaca (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In a small town in California's San Joaquin Valley, 14-year-old Homer Macauley is determined to be the best and fastest bicycle telegraph messenger anyone has ever seen. His older brother has gone to war, leaving Homer to look after his widowed ...
Style: captivating, tense, thought provoking, realistic
Plot: brother brother relationship, friendship, promise, world war two, family relations, coming of age, jealousy, teenage boy, death of brother, husband wife relationship, fear, anti war ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Howling Miller (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The main character is a miller, who sometimes acts strangely but is otherwise a goodhearted hardworking honest man. He sometimes keeps the villagers up all night by howling. Finally the villagers decide that the miller has to be committed into a ...
Plot: runaway, forest, countryside, howling, drug use, police chase, robbery, secret love, individualism, loneliness, falling in love, posse ...
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Goodbye, Children (1987)
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: realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: jewish, nazism, world war two, friendship, betrayal, anti semitism, boarding school life, priest, resistance, wartime life, childhood, french ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: france, europe, paris france, vichy, jerusalem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Jacob the Liar (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, War
Country: East Germany, Czechoslovakia
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, tense, uplifting, tragicomedy ...
Plot: ghetto, hopes, war, jewish, friendship, holocaust, death, starvation, world war two, gestapo, murder, judaism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944, 70s
Place: europe, poland, east germany, german democratic republic, central europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Cat and Mouse (1967)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany, Poland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A film adaptation of the book by the same name written by Günter Grass. Pilenz, the narrator, revisits places of his childhood, going through his memories regarding his relationship to Mahlke, an old "friend" of his.
Plot: friendship, classmate, medal, german soldier, nazi soldier, third reich, exile, german army, war hero, symbolism, inferiority complex, archive footage ...
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
We Need a Vacation (2002)
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 ...
Style: buddy movie
Plot: summer vacation, excavation, digging, duck, animal, missing child, forest, shopping mall, killing an animal, pizza, nudist, stealing money ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Catch-22 (1970)
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: surreal, psychological, clever, suspense, biting ...
Plot: world war two, satire, anti war, military, military hospital, bomber, island, war, rebellion, soldier, misfit, anti heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1944, 70s
Place: mediterranean sea, new york, rome italy, sweden, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Before the Fall (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sport, Thriller, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1942, Friedrich Weimer's boxing skills get him an appointment to a National Political Academy (NaPolA) – high schools that produce Nazi elite. Over his father's objections, Friedrich enrolls. During his year in seventh ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, sincere, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: nazi, nazi germany, friendship, anti semitism, pow, boarding school, boarding school life, against humanity, boxing, german, society, war ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1942
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, moscow russia, cape town south africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.7
 4K
Ambush (1999)
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, disturbing, sincere, bleak, rough ...
Plot: world war two, war, danger, military, military life, battles, soldier, behind enemy lines, losing-it hero, heroes, death of father, school ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 90s, 40s, 1930s
Place: russia, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.9
 662
Red Cherry (1995)
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: saga, bleak, realistic, touching, serious ...
Plot: soldier, world war two, school, monastery, coming of age, summer camp, orphan, dealing with death, life is a bitch, against humanity, teaching the ways of the world, war ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1941
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Under the North Star II (2010)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Akseli Koskela returns from prison and tries to learn living again. He's not allowed to take part in politics anymore, but he sees a lot of injustice around him. He raises a family with his wife Elina while another war is around the corner...
Style: family saga, epic
Plot: radicalism, bus, kidnapping, priest, family relations, village life, dying, world war two, soldier, school, teacher, funeral ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Train of Life (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: France, Belgium, Netherlands, Israel, Romania
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 1941, the inhabitants of a small Jewish village in Central Europe organize a fake deportation train so that they can escape the Nazis and flee to Palestine.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, deportation, train, village, world war two, jewish, forgery, anti semitism, bittersweet, society, misfit, gender ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941
Place: eastern europe, europe, palestine, central europe, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, psychological, serious, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: occupation, world war two, small town, interracial relations, romance, love and romance, life is a bitch, coming of age, bittersweet, deportation, treason, wartime life ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
Place: france, europe, germany, vichy
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.6
 182
The Savior (1971)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This is rural France. It's the summer of 1943, the weather is fine and sunny and life is sweet. On one of these beautiful days, Nanette, a fourteen-year-old peasant girl, meets a slightly injured young man near the farm she lives on. Her life ...
Style: neurotic
Plot: sunbathing, unrequited love, reunion, barefoot male, sociopath, shooting, manipulation, taking off clothes, hiding, teenage protagonist, cruelty, lie ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943
Place: germany, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Divided We Fall (2000)
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: disturbing, touching, uplifting, compassionate, lyrical ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, human spirit, survival, against humanity, wartime life, idealism, nazi occupation, couple relations, society, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: europe, poland, germany, moscow russia, czechoslovakia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 6.4
 2K
Road North (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A sly riff on the Prodigal Son story, Mika Kaurismaki's latest — about a joyless workaholic concert pianist who ends up on a wild ride with his long-lost rapscallion father — is a funny and cogent analysis of machismo, abandonment issues ...
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous
Plot: reunion, on the road, family relations, parents and children, estrangement, retirement home, absent father, car, fat man, nudity (full frontal - brief), overweight man, butt naked ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: finland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.4
 120
David (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Although members of the Hitler Youth chant anti-Semitic paroles in front of his house during the Purim festival, Rabbi Singer is still profoundly convinced that Germany will stay a safe country for him, his family, and his fellow believers. But ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: survival, anti semitism, family relations, world war two, rabbi, holocaust, escapades, war, against humanity, life is a bitch, parents and children, confined ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 40s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, new york, guatemala, romania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.7
 659
Calm at Sea (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teenager joins the resistance in Nazi-occupied France during World War II.
Style: disturbing, complex, captivating, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: german soldier, concentration camp, repression, world war two, assassination, hostage, retribution, wehrmacht, french resistance, communist, nazi soldier, nazi occupied france ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Sign of the Beast (1981)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Set during the Second World War in the Finnish war zone.
Plot: war propaganda, frustration, world war two, nazi germany
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Mein Führer: The Truly Truest Truth About Adolf Hitler (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Hitler no longer believes in himself, and can barely see himself as an equal to even his sheep dog. But to seize the helm of the war he would have to create one of his famous fiery speeches to mobilize the masses. Goebbels therefore brings a Jewish ...
Style: realistic, dark humor, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, farce, nazi germany, assassination attempt, politics, head of state, war, hitler, political conspiracy, downfall, state affairs, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Closely Watched Trains (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 92 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: touching, realistic, sincere, atmospheric, talky ...
Plot: world war two, coming of age, politics, resistance, occupation, war, wartime life, village life, communism, storytelling, virginity, village ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: czech republic, europe, prague czechoslovakia, prague, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Fall of the Eagles (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 85 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: train, father daughter relationship, deathbed, german soldier, explosion, wounded soldier, nazi, death of loved one, bomb, world war two, singer, soldier ...
Time: 1940s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%