Movies like Wallenberg: A Hero's Story

If you like "Wallenberg: A Hero's Story" you are looking for movies about / with holocaust, gulag, starvation, diplomat, captive, nazi and racism themes of Biography, Drama and History genre shot in USA or Yugoslavia.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
Wallenberg: A Hero's Story (1985)
Wallenberg: A Hero's Story (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Yugoslavia
Duration: 200 min.
Story: The story of Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish diplomat responsible for saving thousands of lives from the Nazi Holocaust.
Plot: holocaust, gulag, starvation, diplomat, captive, nazi, racism, prejudice, rescue, jewish, world war two

Movie in categories

Most similar movies to Wallenberg: A Hero's Story

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and bleak films with plots about holocaust, world war two, nazi, against humanity, jewish, survival and anti semitism mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like Wallenberg: A Hero's Story: The Zookeeper's Wife (2017), The Grey Zone (2001), Conspiracy (2001), Naked Rose (2013), The Round Up (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Zookeeper's Wife (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Czech Republic, UK, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Jan and Antonina Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the Nazi invasion.
Plot: holocaust, jewish, marriage, smuggling, zoo, hiding place, camel, happy ending, husband wife relationship, piano, execution, caged animal ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: poland, warsaw poland, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Irena Sendler is a Catholic social worker who has sympathized with the Jews since her childhood, when her physician father died of typhus contracted while treating poor Jewish patients. When she initially proposes saving Jewish children from the ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: holocaust, ghetto, rescue, social worker, against humanity, nazi germany, life is a bitch, confined, hopes, rabbi, accountant, smuggling ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
The Grey Zone (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Nazi doctor, along with the Sonderkomando Jews – who are forced to work in the crematoria of Auschwitz against their fellow-Jews – find themselves in a moral grey zone.
Style: bleak, disturbing, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: holocaust, smuggling, survival, auschwitz, doctor, concentration camp, burned alive, redemption, rebellion, war, moral dilemma, anti semitism ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944, 1940s
Place: poland, germany, europe, budapest hungary, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
Conspiracy (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The historical recreation of the 1942 Wannsee Conference, in which Nazi and SS leaders gathered in a Berlin suburb to discuss the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question". Lead by SS-General Reinhard Heydrich, this group of high ranking ...
Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious, sincere ...
Plot: holocaust, genocide, anti semitism, racism, war, leadership, politics, german, wartime life, against humanity, nazi, battles ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
Movie in collections
Naked Rose (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Among the millions of victims of the Nazi madness during the Second World War, Pierre Seel was charged with homosexuality and imprisoned in the Schirmeck concentration camp. He survived this terrifying experience of torture and humiliation, and ...
Style: semi documentary
Plot: holocaust, art, gay, world war two, nazism, homosexual
⇓ similarity ⇓
The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: During the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam, Otto Frank decides to hide his family, who are Jewish, after his daughter Margot is called to appear for transport to a Nazi labour camp. Miep Gies, Otto Frank's office assistant hides them in the attic ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, bleak, disturbing
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, anti heroes, survival, war, attic, human spirit, racism, wartime life, injustice, against humanity, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
The Round Up (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, Germany, Hungary
Duration: 115 min.
Story: 1942. Joseph is eleven. And this June morning, he must go to school, a yellow star sown on his chest. He receives the support of a goods dealer. The mockery of a baker. Between kindness and contempt, Jo, his Jewish friends, their families, learn of ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, parents and children, anti semitism, genocide, war, injustice, against humanity, danger, family relations, life is a bitch, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942, 1940s
Place: europe, france, vichy, paris france, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
Schindler's List (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 195 min.
Story: The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, ghetto, rescue, anti semitism, survival, genocide, war, against humanity, confined, concentration camp, nazism, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
Movie in collections
And the Violins Stopped Playing (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Poland, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: violin, world war two, gypsy, holocaust, racism, nazi, genocide
⇓ similarity ⇓
Triumph of the Spirit (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Fact based story about a former Greek Olympic boxer who was taken as a prisoner during World war II and placed in the Auschwitz prison camp. There he was permitted to survive as long as he fought for the amusement of his captors. His father and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, tense
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, anti heroes, contests and competitions, sport, human spirit, war, against humanity, confined, danger, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, year 1943, 1930s ...
Place: poland, europe, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
Never Forget (1991)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mr. Mermelstein (Leonard Nimoy) and Mrs. Mermelstein (Blythe Danner) a true-life California couple, thrown into the spotlight of judicial history in the 1980s. He is a Hungarian-born Jew, sole-survivor of his family's extermination at ...
Plot: anti semitism, survivor, holocaust, neo nazi, holocaust survivor, courtroom, jewish, memory, lawsuit
⇓ similarity ⇓
The Hiding Place (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The Hiding Place is an account of a Dutch family who risk their lives by offering a safe haven for Jews during World War II
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, bleak, uplifting ...
Plot: survival, concentration camp, holocaust, anti heroes, war, human spirit, moral dilemma, interracial relations, sexual abuse, anti semitism, family in danger, genocide ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
Perlasca: The Courage of a Just Man (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France, Sweden, Hungary
Duration: 197 min.
Story: It is the real story of Giorgio Perlasca (Luca Zingaretti). During the 1920s he was an Italian Fascist supporter, fighting in Africa an in the Spanish civil war where he deserved a safe conduct for Spanish embassies. After some years, disillusioned ...
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, ghetto, idealism, genocide, good versus evil, deportation, black market, war, anti heroes, daring rescue, nazism ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 40s, 80s, 20th century ...
Place: hungary, italy, spain, budapest hungary, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
Jakob the Liar (1999)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Hungary, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In 1944 Poland, a Jewish shop keeper named Jakob is summoned to ghetto headquarters after being caught out after curfew. While waiting for the German Kommondant, Jakob overhears a German radio broadcast about Russian troop movements. Returned to the ...
Style: gloomy, semi serious, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, ghetto, survival, starvation, war, anti heroes, human spirit, wartime life, against humanity, confined, danger, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
The Diary of Anne Frank (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story of a 13-year-old Jewish girl and her family who are forced into hiding by the Nazis during World War II.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: holocaust, jewish, anti semitism, anti heroes, survival, attic, human spirit, teenage life, wartime life, against humanity, confined, hopes ...
Time: 40s
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
The Pawnbroker (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A Jewish pawnbroker, a victim of Nazi persecution, loses all faith in his fellow man until he realizes too late the tragedy of his actions.
Style: bleak, emotional, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, uncover truth, survival, human nature, ghetto, self discovery, haunted by the past, society, life is a bitch, heist, religions or cults ...
Time: 1960s
Place: new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
For Those I Loved (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: France, Canada, Hungary
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Polish Martin Gray (Michael York) recalls the Holocaust, New York prosperity, and losing his wife (Brigitte Fossey) and family.
Plot: world war two, violence, jewish, male nudity, escape, soldier, soviet, terror, nazi, immigration, army, concentration camp ...
Place: usa, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
Haven (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: This is the true story of a woman named Ruth Gruber who travels to Europe to help escort 1000 Jewish War victims to the United States. She comes to love and feel sorry for them all, and fights for their rights to live in America.
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: survival, ship, d day, anti semitism, holocaust, quarantine, deportation, immigrants, war, human spirit, idealism, fighting the system ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: europe, belgrade, wisconsin, harvard university, mediterranean sea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
Movie in collections
The Pianist (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, War
Country: France, Poland, Germany, UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The true story of pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman's experiences in Warsaw during the Nazi occupation. When the Jews of the city find themselves forced into a ghetto, Szpilman finds work playing in a café; and when his family is deported in 1942, he ...
Style: bleak, suspense, emotional, compassionate, harsh ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, pianist, ghetto, against humanity, anti semitism, atrocity, jewish, starvation, hunger, deportation, war ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
The Invisibles (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Four young Jews survive the Third Reich in the middle of Berlin by living so recklessly that they become "invisible."
Plot: resistance, courage, refugee, survival, interview, world war two, hiding, nazi officer, reenactment, holocaust, holocaust survivor, russian soldier ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943, 20th century
Place: berlin germany, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
Hannah Arendt (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, Luxembourg, France, Israel
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Hannah Arendt is a portrait of the genius that shook the world with her discovery of “the banality of evil.” After she attends the Nazi Adolf Eichmann’s trial in Jerusalem, Arendt dares to write about the Holocaust in terms no one has ever ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, psychological
Plot: holocaust, trial, magazine, philosopher, journalism, against humanity, media, writer's life, legal action, legal, society, power of media ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1961
Place: israel, usa, jerusalem, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
The Last Train (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, Czech Republic
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A group of people are imprisoned in a rail car bound from Berlin to a concentration camp in 1945.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, disturbing, captivating
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, train ride, against humanity, nazism, concentration camp, confined, train, life is a bitch, war, danger, pow ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1943
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
Gruber's Journey (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Romania
Duration: 100 min.
Story: On 22 June 1941, Germany and Romania attack Soviet Russia. Several days later, Curzio Malaparte, the Italian writer who would one day pen the novel « Kaputt », a war correspondent for « Corriere de la Sera », arrives in Iasi, in the north of ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, mass murder, war correspondent, anti semitism
Place: romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
Movie in collections
Denial (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Acclaimed writer and historian Deborah E. Lipstadt must battle for historical truth to prove the Holocaust actually occurred when David Irving, a renowned denier, sues her for libel.
Style: dramatic, factual, clever, light, interesting ...
Plot: holocaust, historian, new yorker, court case, courtroom, anti semitism, auschwitz, holocaust survivor, american abroad, professor, year 2000, neo nazi ...
Time: 21st century, year 1996, year 1994, year 1998
Place: atlanta georgia, israel, london, england, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
Cloudy Sunday (2015)
Genre: Drama, Music, War
Country: Greece
Duration: 116 min.
Story: During World War II in Greece, under the submission of Germans, one Christian, Giorgos, falls in love with a Jewish, Estrea, something completely forbidden. Can they and their families overcome all the obstacles, along with racial discriminations ...
Plot: music, holocaust, brutality, tavern, composer, german occupation, nazi, prejudice, lover
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
Is Paris Burning? (1966)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: The title is Adolf Hitler's question to his chief of staff Alfred Jodl on the eve of the liberation of Paris (August 25): the military governor of Paris, General Dietrich von Choltitz, had been ordered to destroy Paris rather than let it fall ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, emotional, brutal ...
Plot: holocaust, war, rescue, gory, heroic mission, resistance, military, wartime life, against the odds, heroes, anti heroes, soldier ...
Time: 40s, year 1944, 1940s
Place: france, europe, paris france, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
Forced March (1989)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Hungary, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Originally shot in Hungary in 1988, this new version of FORCED MARCH is even more haunting, given the re-emergence of anti-Semitism in today’s Hungary. Chris Sarandon plays BEN KLINE, an American television star and a “bankable name” who is ...
Plot: actor, actress, director, world war two, movie star, holocaust, film within a film
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
Europa Europa (1990)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, France, Poland
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Jewish boy separated from his family in the early days of WWII poses as a German orphan and is taken into the heart of the Nazi world as a 'war hero' and eventually becomes a Hitler Youth. Although improbabilities and happenstance are ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, german, survival, anti semitism, jewish, hidden identity, war, pow, ghetto, communism, roommate, concentration camp ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, poland, latvia, europe, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
Woman in Gold (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover a world famous painting of her aunt plundered by the Nazis during World War II, she believes rightfully belongs to her family. She did so not just to regain ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, dramatic, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, art, injustice, courtroom drama, dedicated lawyer, legal action, stolen painting, fighting the system, legal, aging, nazi, lawyer ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: austria, pasadena california, california, washington d.c., germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
The Man Who Captured Eichmann (1996)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Argentina
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Set in 1960, the story follows the efforts of the Mossad, the Israeli Secret Service, to find former SS Colonel Adolf Eichmann, who ran from Germany to Argentina and took the name Ricardo Clement. He was wanted for the murders of both Europeans and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, based on memoir
Plot: manhunt, holocaust, hidden identity, war, kidnapping, righting the wronged, against humanity, confined, undercover, government agency, secret agents, heroic mission ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
Related movie lists