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The Magnate (1987)
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The Magnate (1987)
Original name: Magnat
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 171 min.
Story: This Polish historical drama film traces the fascinating saga of a wealthy, princely Polish dynasty in years 1900-1935.
Style: family saga
Plot: nazism, dynasty, monarchy, incest, nazi, cheating wife, third reich, aristocracy, mine, communism, cuckold, palace, sexually dissatisfied wife, wheelchair bound, brotherhood, man in a wheelchair, sexually frustrated woman, prince, polish, sex with stepmother, stepmother stepson relationship, sex with stepson, falling, nazis, cuckolded husband
Time: 1940s, 1930s, pre world war two, 1920s, 20th century, 1910s, 1900s
Place: poland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, thought provoking and captivating films with plots about world war two, death, communism, politics, society, nazi and nazism mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like The Magnate: General Nil (2009), 1939 Battle of Westerplatte (2013), The Unburied Man (2004), Brecht (2019), Lesson of a Dead Language (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Inspection of the Crime Scene 1901 (1980)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 86 min.
Story: More documentary in its approach than dramatized history, this is a compelling story about a 1901 children's strike in Wrzesnia near the Polish border with Prussia. Poland was partitioned at this time, and a rigidly patriotic Prussian teacher ...
Plot: priest, confession, rally, goose, school, arrest, strike, school teacher, german, suffering, oppression, lesson ...
Time: 20th century
Place: prussia
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General Nil (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Generał Nil is a Polish historical film, based on the life of general Emil August Fieldorf, pseudonym "Nil". The film was directed by Ryszard Bugajski and was released in 2009.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, captivating, serious
Plot: army general, court, assassination, arrest, imprisonment, communism, secret service, moral dilemma, interrogation, prison, post war, death sentence ...
Time: 1940s, 50s
Place: poland, siberia
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1939 Battle of Westerplatte (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Poland, Lithuania
Duration: 118 min.
Story: This harrowing war film is an epic dramatization of the first battle of World War II. The Battle of Westerplatte that began on 1 September 1939 will forever be remembered as the one that announced the beginning of the Second World War in Europe. ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, bleak, gloomy
Plot: world war two, soldier, military, battles, war, against the odds, heroic mission, battle zone, beach, battleship, attack, surrender ...
Time: 20th century, year 1939, 1930s
Place: poland
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84%
The Unburied Man (2004)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Hungary, Slovakia, Poland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: One of the doyennes of Hungarian film deals with a dark period of national history: the Soviet regime in Hungary. She portrays it through the fate of the former prime minister and national hero, Imre Nagy. The script is based on the diary written by ...
Plot: crime against humanity, josef stalin, war for independence, brutality, skeleton, grave, dictatorship, execution, adolescence, hanging, revolution, rat ...
Time: 20th century, year 1956, 50s
Place: ussr, romania, italy, hungary, central europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Brecht (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, Austria, Czech Republic
Duration: 187 min.
Story: Bertolt Brecht, a theatre revolutionary, poet of the state, outsider, looks back on his life in 1956, the year of his death, in East Berlin: adolescent provocations in Augsburg during the First World War, early poetic and amorous flights of fancy in ...
Style: tense, psychological, thought provoking, disturbing, humorous ...
Plot: playwright, nazi, german, poet, nazism, world war one, german culture, literature, life, female nudity, poem, portrait of an artist ...
Time: 1920s, 1940s, 50s, 1930s, 1910s
Place: germany, berlin germany, east germany
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71%
Lesson of a Dead Language (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An officer stationed in a remote Galician outpost at the end of the First World War is dying of consumption. Suffering from feverish dreams and hallucinations, he begins to collect religious art and attends seances.
Plot: forest, jewish, australian, chase, symbolism, prisoner, small town, death, dying, nazi, concentration camp, flash forward ...
Time: 1940s, 1910s
Place: poland
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68%
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Daas (2011)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Jest rok 1776. Radca wiedeńskiej Kancelarii Nadwornej Henryk Klein (Mariusz Bonaszewski) otrzymuje skargę na hrabiego Jakuba Franka (Olgierd Łukaszewicz), który kilkanaście lat wcześniej został skazany za głoszenie herezji i zbiegł do ...
Style: captivating, enigmatic, serious, realistic
Plot: messiah, investigation, warning, religious leader, mysterious man, cult, worship, uncover truth, royal court, cult leader, polish history, clerk ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: vienna
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65%
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Sweet Rush (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: As an aging woman married to a workaholic doctor by chance meets a young man who makes her feel young again. All of this is films by a director making a film about her which cuts in and out of the on camera and off camera drama.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: mature woman, small town, love and romance, love affair, tragic love, couples, dealing with death, dishonesty, couple relations, infidelity, filmmaking, young man ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Despair (1978)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Germany in the early 1930s. Against the backdrop of the Nazis' rise, Hermann Hermann, a Russian émigré and chocolate magnate, goes slowly mad. It begins with his seating himself in a chair to observe himself making love to his wife, Lydia, a ...
Style: psychedelic, neo noir, surreal, art house, mind bending ...
Plot: chocolate, nazism, world war two, doppelganger, nazi, interwar period, murder, obsession, voyeurism, factory, midlife crisis, destructive relationship ...
Time: 1930s
Place: berlin germany, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Katyn (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 121 min.
Story: An examination of the Soviet slaughter of thousands of Polish officers and citizens in the Katyn forest in 1940.
Style: disturbing, sentimental, heartbreaking, realistic, sad ...
Plot: world war two, war, war crime, survival, nazism, polish history, murder, idealism, courage, ethnic conflict, prisoner of war camp, manipulation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1940
Place: poland, russia, germany, east germany, eastern europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Man of Iron (1981)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In Warsaw in 1980, the Communist Party sends Winkel, a weak, alcoholic TV hack, to Gdansk to dig up dirt on the shipyard strikers, particularly on Maciek Tomczyk, an articulate worker whose father was killed in the December 1970 protests. Posing as ...
Style: political, serious, realistic, thought provoking, contemplative
Plot: strike, revolution, protest, kung fu, working class, human, chase, dishonesty, rebellion, society, media, fighting the system ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s
Place: poland, ussr, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Fever (1981)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The film is set in 1905, in a time of feverish revolutionary underground activity in Poland partitioned between three neighbours. All the characters are committed anarchists. The bomb maker puts an invention together to place it at the disposal of ...
Plot: police, male female relationship, revolt, terrorism, politics, tragic event, prison, corruption, mental breakdown, undercover, violence, female director
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Death of a President (1977)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 144 min.
Story: After Poland won freedom from of its long overlordship by Russia and the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1918, it took a further four years for its National Assembly to elect Gabriel Narutowicz as its first president. Narutowicz was a professor who until ...
Plot: interwar period, world war two, general, jewish, police, prime minister, painter, assassination, socialism, election, minister, gallery ...
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Reunion (1989)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, West Germany, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Two young boys from very different backgrounds become friends in 1933 Stuttgart. However, they don't realize how different they are until much later as one is the son of a well-to-do Jewish doctor and the other the son of a German aristocrat. ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, disturbing
Plot: world war two, anti semitism, friendship between boys, nazi, friendship, religions or cults, confined, against humanity, youth, coming of age, golden years, society ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Daimler-Benz Limousine (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, West Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two brothers of German heritage live in the Polish town of Poznan. Michal is the sensitive brother who likes literature, Andrzej is the daredevil with no intellectual bent, and between the two of them, they steal the German consul's ...
Style: pre war
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: limousine, nazism, disciple, consul, fascism, murder, theft, high school, writing
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Francofonia (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
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Duration: 88 min.
Story: Master filmmaker Alexander Sokurov (Russian Ark) transforms a portrait of the world-renowned museum into a magisterial, centuries-spanning reflection on the relation between art, culture and power.
Style: exciting, suspense, suspenseful, enigmatic, surreal ...
Plot: nazi occupation, art, nazism, painter, world war two, museum, painting, shipwreck, louvre, fear, evacuation, architecture ...
Time: 1940s, year 1939, year 1940, year 1942, year 1959 ...
Place: paris france, st. petersburg russia, germany, france, vichy ...
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Beginning of the Great Revival (2011)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: China
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A chronicle of the events that led to the founding of the Chinese Communist Party.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, factual
Plot: revolution, politics, society, state affairs, head of state, social differences, rebellion, communist party, patriotism, rivalry, chinese history, republican era china ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1910s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Hanussen (1988)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Hungary, West Germany, Austria
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A man's story parallels Hitler's rise. Austrian Klaus Schneider, wounded in World War I, recovers in the care of Dr. Emil Bettleheim. Bettleheim discovers that Schneider possesses powers of empathy and of clairvoyance, such that could aid ...
Style: spiritual, realistic, serious, tense, thought provoking ...
Plot: world war two, world war one, uncover truth, nazi occultism, german history, interwar period, assassination, nazism, hypnosis, distopia, oracle, totalitarianism ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s
Place: germany, eastern europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
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Day One (1989)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Hungarian physicist Leo Szilard leaves Europe, eventually arriving in the United States. With the help of Einstein, he persuades the government to build an atomic bomb. The project is given to no-nonsense Gen. Leslie Groves who selects physicist J. ...
Style: tense, captivating, thought provoking, realistic, serious
Plot: world war two, super weapon, holocaust, nuclear war, politics, nuclear threat, fight for supremacy, nuclear holocaust, state affairs, intrigue, life is a bitch, against humanity ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: usa, new mexico, london, hiroshima japan, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 753
Not Reconciled (1965)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: West Germany
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Not Reconciled, the title of the Straubs’ first feature-length film, is engraved on their work like an inscription. It is a story about the continuity and collapse of history, the power of suppression, and the terror of reconciliation; loyalty, ...
Plot: flashback, nazism, father son relationship, flash forward
Time: 1940s, 50s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Last Emperor (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, China, Italy, France, USA
Duration: 163 min.
Story: A dramatic history of Pu Yi, the last of the Emperors of China, from his lofty birth and brief reign in the Forbidden City, the object of worship by half a billion people; through his abdication, his decline and dissolute lifestyle; his exploitation ...
Style: epic, political, breathtaking, sexy, emotional ...
Plot: childhood, world war two, royalty, chinese history, emperor, revolution, drug addiction, prison, royal family, eunuch, breast feeding, interrogation ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1910s, 50s ...
Place: china, beijing china, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Akseli and Elina (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A former Red Rebellion leader returns home after being imprisoned for his participation in the Finnish Civil War, but soon finds out that wartime mindsets still linger in the heads of people.
Style: family saga, epic, pre war
Plot: extremist, teacher, death of father, school, marriage, soldier, world war two, society, socialist, family history, farm, communism ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 2K
Auschwitz (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Auschwitz is a hard-hitting war film which shows life as it really was at the death camp.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, bleak, realistic, rough ...
Plot: holocaust, nazi, concentration camp, world war two, mass murder, anti semitism, against humanity, strong violent content, society, life is a bitch, postmodernism, genocide ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
 6.9
 870
The Birch Wood (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Takes place in a prewar Poland. A tubercular young man comes to stay with his brother on a farm. He is in love with life and constantly plays 1930's music on a piano. He gets involved with his brother's problems and also becomes the lover ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, gloomy, sexual ...
Plot: family relations, countryside, forest, piano, terminal illness, sibling relationship, comeback, life & death, village life, twins, love and romance, dealing with death ...
Place: poland, eastern europe, europe, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.7
 25K
1900 (1976)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 317 min.
Story: Set in Bertolucci's ancestral region of Emilia, the film chronicles the lives of two men during the political turmoils that took place in Italy in the first half on the 20th century.
Style: epic, disturbing, thought provoking, compassionate, serious ...
Plot: fascism, world war two, italian history, politics, revolution, brutality, friendship, class struggle, communism, male nudity, peasant, execution ...
Time: 1940s, 1920s, 1930s, 1910s, victorian era ...
Place: italy, france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.6
 16K
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: political, realistic, surreal, mind bending, heartbreaking ...
Plot: holocaust, nazi, world war two, jewish, hitler youth, german, circumcision, coming of age, survival, war, nazi germany, physical exam ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, berlin germany, israel, latvia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.5
 351
Hands Up! (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Beginning with a sci-fi prologue before finding itself with several doctors attending a medical school reunion in a sealed-up railway carriage. Between drinks, the disenchanted medicos ruminate over the effect that communism (particularly the ...
Style: political
Plot: surrealism, politics, post apocalypse, medical profession, communism, cinema, plaster cast
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.0
 115
Betrayal (1993)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Switzerland, Spain, Romania
Duration: 103 min.
Plot: communism, totalitarian regime, artist, desertion, writers, typist, father son relationship, marriage, friend, husband wife relationship, released from prison, prison ...
Time: 1940s, 60s
Place: romania, paris france, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The War Between Us (1995)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In World War II British Columbia, Canada, a Japanese immigrant family has to endure the racist Canadian policy of being interned and their property confiscated as "enemy aliens". At the same time, a white Canadian family has to deal with ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, deportation, racism, society, war, immigrants, wartime life, ice hockey, bathhouse, concentration camp, political oppression, suicide by drowning ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Death as a Slice of Bread (1994)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The violence and high drama of this film is taken directly from recent Polish history. On December 13, 1981 national security forces swoop down on unsuspecting workers of the Wujek mine and arrest a Solidarity leader. Pushed to the limits, the ...
Plot: martial law, army, protest, communism, tank, miner, massacre, riot, coal mine, solidarity, militia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%