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, train, forest, teacher, friendship, german, journalist, priest, nazi germany, cemetery, boy, theft, family relations, ski, skiing, father daughter relationship, german soldier, city, friendship between men ...
Time: 1940s
Place: finland

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Most similar movies to The Boys

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, dramatic and serious films with plots about world war two, death, friendship, family relations, nazi, coming of age and male nudity mostly in Drama, War and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Boys: Jojo Rabbit (2019), The Partisans (1963), Barefoot (2017), Cuckoo in a Dark Forest (1985), The Marathon (1968). 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
Plot: nazi germany, nazism, nazi, satire, hitler, boy, hitler youth, jew persecution, world war two, first love, german, orphan ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, year 1944
Place: germany, central europe
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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: male female relationship, friendship, world war two, hallucination, partisan, female nudity, post traumatic stress disorder, post war, pessimism, sex scene, officer, military officer ...
Time: 1940s, 60s
Place: finland, ussr
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27%
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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 ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, suspense, suspenseful, touching ...
Plot: family relations, social outcast, countryside, child protagonist, world war two, boy, death, end of war, husband wife relationship, father hits son, abusive father, aunt nephew relationship ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, year 1945, year 1943
Place: prague, central europe
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26%
Cuckoo in a Dark Forest (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland, Czechoslovakia
Duration: 95 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: vigilantism, bombing, postman, stroke, adoptive mother, adoptive father, violent woman, foster home, nudity (full frontal - brief), lifestyle change, totalitarian regime, irony of fate ...
Time: 1940s
Place: germany, poland, central europe, prague
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25%
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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: prison escape, man in underwear, basement, airplane, revolutionary, surrender, gunfight, trespassing, flea, czech german relations, chambermaid, young romance ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945
Place: prague
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25%
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, semi autobiographical ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: stepmother stepson relationship, world war two, friendship, coming of age, painting, artist, hotel, expatriate, ambassador, bittersweet, friends, collector ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1935
Place: italy, europe, florence, germany, paris france ...
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24%
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (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: touching, heartbreaking, emotional, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holocaust, world war two, jewish, concentration camp, childhood, against humanity, friendship, nazism, war, gas chamber, nazi, atrocity ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, poland, europe, switzerland, berlin germany
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24%
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: suspense, family saga, touching, psychological, epic ...
Plot: world war two, family relations, communism, soldier, family history, hate, grudge, village, lower class, working class, communist, post war ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: finland
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23%
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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: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, holocaust, jewish, human spirit, childhood, nazi germany, adoption, teenage girl, against humanity, war, nazi, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1938, year 1942 ...
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, biting, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, concentration camp, survival, pimp, honor, dark humor, life is a bitch, soldier, misfit, war, crimes, confined ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s
Place: italy, naples italy, europe, southern italy, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: nazism, nazi, world war two, jewish, friendship, betrayal, holocaust, anti semitism, boarding school life, priest, resistance, gestapo ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, vichy, jerusalem, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Identity Card (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Hořká komedie režiséra Ondřeje Trojana Občanský průkaz na motivy stejnojmenné knihy Petra Šabacha sleduje osudy čtveřice dospívajících mladíků, jejich přátel, lásek a rodičů od okamžiku, kdy v patnácti letech dostanou ...
Style: humorous, light, sincere, unusual plot structure, captivating ...
Plot: group of friends, friendship between boys, family relations, communist, communism, teenager, coming of age, emigration, teenage boy, teenage protagonist, youth, friendship ...
Time: 70s
Place: czechoslovakia, central europe
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22%
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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, thought provoking, tense, realistic
Plot: brother brother relationship, promise, world war two, coming of age, friendship, family relations, jealousy, teenage boy, death of brother, fear, husband wife relationship, anti war ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, drug use, secret love, police chase, robbery, doctor, small village, narrow mindedness, living alone, mental institution ...
Place: finland
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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, semi serious, serious, tragicomedy ...
Plot: hopes, ghetto, friendship, holocaust, death, judaism, world war two, starvation, murder, gestapo, life is a bitch, misfit ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944, 70s
Place: europe, poland, east germany, central europe, german democratic republic ...
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21%
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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: touching, bleak, serious, saga, gloomy ...
Plot: world war two, school, orphan, monastery, summer camp, wartime life, innocence lost, teaching the ways of the world, anti war, boarding school life, youth, military ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941
Place: russia, ussr, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, friend, school, father son relationship, friendship, dog, brother brother relationship, boy, shopping mall, excavation, forest, nudist camp ...
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20%
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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 hospital, soldier, military, bomber, island, war, rebellion, military life, misfit ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944, 70s
Place: sardinia, alexandria egypt, new york, mediterranean sea, sweden ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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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, soldier, friend, military, world war two, frustration, exile, classmate, male nudity, german, controversy, heroism ...
Place: germany
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20%
Before the Fall (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sport, Thriller, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 110 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 germany, nazi, friendship, anti semitism, pow, boarding school, against humanity, military school, youth, boarding school life, family relations, boxing ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1942
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, washington d.c., cape town south africa ...
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20%
Summer of '44 - The Lost Generation (2017)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, Czech Republic
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Summer 1944, Schwäbisch Hall. Contrary to the war propaganda and the decreed heroism, the 16-year-old boys dream of Swing music, sex and freedom - and of Lore, the air force helper from the air base, who attracts all eyes in her red swimsuit. At ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, captivating, touching ...
Plot: friendship, nazi germany, boy, father son relationship, coming of age, public humiliation, teenager, friends, german soldier, fall in love, youth, love and romance ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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: sincere, disturbing, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: occupation, small town, world war two, nazi occupation, interracial relations, children in wartime, social differences, wartime life, deportation, couples, treason, bittersweet ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: france, europe, germany, vichy
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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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: tense, rough, disturbing, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: concentration camp, repression, german soldier, assassination, world war two, hostage, execution, nazi officer, nazi soldier, suppression, communist, french resistance ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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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, serious, rough ...
Plot: world war two, behind enemy lines, battles, military, military life, war, heroes, soldier, losing-it hero, lone hero, death of father, school ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 90s, 1930s
Place: russia, eastern europe, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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, captivating, semi serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: holocaust, deportation, train, village, world war two, forgery, anti semitism, bittersweet, oppression, social relations, optimism, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941
Place: eastern europe, europe, central europe, palestine, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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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: realistic, touching, humorous, road movie, captivating ...
Plot: father son relationship, family relations, on the road, estrangement, parents and children, road trip, getting home, legacy, dysfunctional family, absent father, retirement home, marital problem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Divided We Fall (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 117 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, surreal, compassionate ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, human spirit, survival, against humanity, wartime life, idealism, nazi occupation, dishonesty, society, couple relations, couples ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: europe, poland, germany, czechoslovakia, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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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, suspenseful, bleak, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, rabbi, family relations, survival, holocaust, anti semitism, escapades, war, against humanity, society, confined, youth ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, vienna, black sea, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Abandoned Houses, Empty Homes (2000)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A war movie that takes place in Finnish Karelia in 1944.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: male female relationship, family relations, refugee, world war two, baby, soldier, evacuation, deserter, bombing, military hospital, truck, battles ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.5
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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: love hate relationship, nude swimming, selfish girl, trapdoor, multiple deaths, countryside, hunger, vigilante, abused woman, female star appears nude, vigilantism, guilty conscience ...
Time: year 1943, 1940s
Place: germany, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%