Movies like The Boys

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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: 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

Most similar movies to The Boys

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, harsh, dramatic and touching films with plots about world war two, friendship, train, nazi, teacher, coming of age and female nudity mostly in Drama, Comedy and War genres. Some movies like The Boys: The Marathon (1968), Cuckoo in a Dark Forest (1985), The Howling Miller (1982), The Night Overtakes Me (1986), Tea with Mussolini (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: resistance, wehrmacht, german abroad, pointing a gun at someone, death by shooting, transmitter, emotional blackmail, carpet, czech history, passive aggressive woman, passive aggressive behavior, taking off underwear ...
Time: year 1945, 1940s
Place: prague czechoslovakia, prague, prague czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: taking a photograph, doctor, husband wife relationship, humiliation, teacher, wheelchair, handcuffed, nurse, soldier, good versus evil, teenage girl, teenager ...
Time: 1940s
Place: central europe, prague czechoslovakia, prague, prague czech republic, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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: countryside, howling, forest, robbery, police chase, drug use, secret love, village, manhunt, loneliness, posse, falling in love ...
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Night Overtakes Me (1986)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A communist journalist from Prague is sent to Ravensbruck concentration camp.
Plot: concentration camp, prisoner, loss of mother, digging, prison guard, medical experiment, communist, feminist, worm, female antagonist, seamstress, drunken man ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, year 1942
Place: czechoslovakia, prague czech republic, prague czechoslovakia, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Tea with Mussolini (1999)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, 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: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, friendship, ambassador, hotel, painting, artist, widow, political unrest, artists and showbiz, gender, friends, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: italy, europe, florence, germany, zurich switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Password Is Courage (1962)
Genre: War, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A British officer, captured by the Germans, tries everything he can to escape. In the process, amongst many other adventures he gets awarded the Iron Cross !! Based on a true story.
Style: based on supposedly true story
Plot: train station, sabotage, claustrophobia, world war two, singing, escape, fire, train, british, tunnel
Time: 1940s
Place: germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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: sauna, alcohol, male nudity, sex scene, drinking, world war two, friendship, priest, hallucination, religion, military officer, battlefield ...
Time: 1960s, 1940s
Place: finland, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching
Plot: on the road, parents and children, family relations, reunion, estrangement, hotel, musician, father son relationship, sex, divorce, robbery, road trip ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: finland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, clever, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: holocaust, train, village, deportation, coming out, forgery, anti heroes, friendship, fool, concentration camp, nazi germany, anti semitism ...
Time: year 1941, 1940s
Place: eastern europe, europe, palestine, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, dark humor, semi serious, clever, biting ...
Plot: concentration camp, war, survival, honor, pimp, anti heroes, farce, captivity, fight, army, thief, sister ...
Time: 1940s
Place: italy, europe, russia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 ...
Plot: summer vacation, teenager, school, father son relationship, female nudity, brother brother relationship, friend, boy, friendship, dog, holiday, beach ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.2
 19K
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: clever, surreal, humorous, semi serious, biting ...
Plot: bomber, anti war, island, military, war, military hospital, anti heroes, rebellion, military life, fighting the system, danger, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944, 1940s
Place: new york, rome italy, italy, mediterranean sea, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.1
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Dodgeball (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czech Republic
Story: An adaptation of a best-selling novel by Michal Viewegh is a comedy about friendship, fateful loves, beauty and ugliness, alcohol, and the search for human happiness. The plot revolves around three friends - Jeff, Skippy and Tom - whose ups and ...
Plot: friendship, teacher student relationship, high school reunion, classmates, love, sexism, midlife crisis, puberty, reunion, sexual fantasy, camera shot of bare feet, unrequited love ...
Time: year 1989
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Closely Watched Trains (1966)
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, realistic, sincere, touching, biting ...
Plot: coming of age, looking for sex, village, politics, apprentice, virginity, resistance, war, german, train station, human nature, new wave ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: europe, eastern europe, czech republic, prague czechoslovakia, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A group of Catholic school friends, after being caught drawing an obscene comic book, plan a heist that will outdo their previous prank and make them local legends.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: prank, coming of age, friendship, mountain lion, zoo, catholic school, teenage life, youth, juvenile delinquency, nun, incest, clergy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 101
Winter Flies (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Slovenia, Poland, Slovakia, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Mischievously self-assured Mára and somewhat eccentric Heduš set out into the frozen wastes in search of adventure – by car, naturally. After all, Mára’s turning fifteen soon. A road movie about the flies that occasionally buzz around even in ...
Style: road movie
Plot: road trip, teenage boy, colleague colleague relationship, manipulative behavior, teenage protagonist, police interrogation, stolen car, coming of age, policewoman, car, 14 year old, police station ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, tragicomedy, semi serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: ghetto, war, jews, gestapo, friendship, holocaust, starvation, anti heroes, survival, human spirit, innocence lost, captivity ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944, 1940s
Place: poland, europe, east germany, gdr, central europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.8
 5K
Small Change (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Various experiences of childhood are seen in several sequences that take place in the small town of Thiers, France. Vignettes include a boy's awakening interest in girls, couples double-dating at the movies, brothers giving their friend a ...
Style: serious, uplifting, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Plot: mischievous children, teacher, school, child abuse, childhood, children, small town, friendship, parents and children, vignette, holiday, puberty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
That Instant, That While (1981)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Autumn 1944. A doctor is accused in the collaboration with the Nazis and found guilty...
Plot: hospital, ss officer, moral dilemma, shooting, anonymous letter, caught having sex, communist, male in bathtub, traffic accident, hand injury, x ray, taking a bath ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: humorous, not serious, offbeat, realistic, dark humor
Plot: farce, nazi germany, assassination attempt, head of state, power relations, actor's life, war, downfall, teachers and students, political conspiracy, wartime life, politics ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Peppermint Soda (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the fall of 1963, Anne is becoming a teenager. She lives in Paris with her mother and her older sister, Frédérique. They're just back from summer at the beach with their father. School starts. A turbulent year awaits them both.
Style: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere, touching ...
Plot: friendship, school, coming of age, high school, teenage love, sibling relationship, parent child relationship, teenage life, love and romance, youth, family relations, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1963
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Stand up, Virgin Soldiers (1977)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Some British soldiers in Singapore are more concerned with finding sex than finding Communists.
Plot: crying male, male female fight, clothed male naked female, taking off underwear, man wrapped in a towel, female objectification, naked in public, death by shooting, jungle, brothel, fight, forest ...
Time: 1950s
Place: singapore
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Fall of the Eagles (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 85 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: nazi, explosion, wounded soldier, german soldier, death of loved one, deathbed, father daughter relationship, world war two, singer, bomb, soldier, train ...
Time: 1940s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Edge of Seventeen (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, China
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two high school girls are best friends until one dates the other's older brother, who is totally his sister's nemesis.
Style: realistic, dramatic, melancholic, reflective, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adolescence, teenager, high school, coming of age, loneliness, teenagers, best friend, friendship, dating, teen angst, sibling relationship, teenage girl ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: death of son, farmer, hate, farm, village, funeral, dying, death, world war two, death of father, violence, bus ...
Time: 1920s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: sentimental, realistic, touching, emotional, serious ...
Plot: boarding school life, wartime life, german, friendship, betrayal, resistance, anti semitism, auschwitz, jewish, boarding school, nazism, priest ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: france, europe, paris france, jerusalem, vichy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Millennial Bee (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Czechoslovakia, West Germany, Austria
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Family saga taking place mostly in a small Slovakian village. The film captures the period of thirty years (1887-1917). The first part captures the life of Martin Pichandu in the development of his craft, masonry, in the second part, his son is ...
Style: epic
Plot: surrealism, horse, soldier, funeral, rain, church, bee, gramophone, dance, railway, demonstration, brass band ...
Time: 19th century
Place: prague, czechoslovakia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Last Flag Flying (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Thirty years after serving together in the Vietnam War, Larry "Doc" Shepherd, Sal Nealon and the Rev. Richard Mueller reunite for a different type of mission: to bury Doc's son, a young Marine killed in Iraq. Forgoing burial at ...
Style: road movie
Plot: vietnam war, iraq war, grief, friendship, death of son, colonel, black american, preacher, church, letter, bartender, cemetery ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.8
 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, serious, bleak, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: war, losing-it hero, battles, military, soldier, military life, danger, escapades, heroes, dehumanization, behind enemy lines, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 90s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: russia, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.9
 347
Barefoot (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Denmark
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Story of a small boy is forced to move out of Prague during World War 2 to a small village of Slavonice where he meets the rest of his family. He needs to make new friends and get used to a new life which is immensely different from what this city ...
Plot: uncle nephew relationship, social outcast, end of war, russian abroad, outcast, child protagonist, aunt nephew relationship, female in swimsuit, domestic violence, beehive, grandfather grandson relationship, storm ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, year 1944
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%