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The Adventures of Werner Holt (1965)
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The Adventures of Werner Holt (1965)
Original name: Die Abenteuer des Werner Holt
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: East Germany
Duration: 164 min.
Story: Shortly before the end of WWII: While he is fighting at the Eastern front, private Werner Holt looks back on his still young life – especially his long-time friendship with former classmate Gilbert Wolzow, who is now Werner′s commanding officer. Both men used to be fanatic Nazi followers, but since Holt witnessed a massacre conducted by SS troops and the execution of a friend, he has begun to question the regime. He saves a Slovakian woman who is to be executed, and finally openly opposes Wolzow.
Plot: war, world war two, friendship between men, male friendship, love, dancing, school, airplane, fight, musician, army, teacher, friendship, violence, food, partisan, heroes, blonde, death, torture, soldier, belief, third reich, train, actor ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and gloomy films with plots about world war two, death, nazi, singing, singer, german and train mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres. Some movies like The Adventures of Werner Holt: A Year of the Quiet Sun (1984), Fateless (2005), Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983), Massacre at Noon (1975), Zelary (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Year of the Quiet Sun (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Poland, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Shortly after WWII an American soldier (Norman) and a Polish refugee (Emilia) fall in deep love. Eventually he will return to USA and both expect that she will soon follow him. Emilia's mother is sick but would recover by available medicine. ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy, atmospheric ...
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Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1964, year 1946
Place: poland, europe, berlin germany, warsaw poland, arizona
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Fateless (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Hungary, Germany, UK, Israel, France, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: An Hungarian youth comes of age at Buchenwald during World War II. György Köves is 14, the son of a merchant who's sent to a forced labor camp. After his father's departure, György gets a job at a brickyard; his bus is stopped and its ...
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Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, world war two, survival, life is a bitch, confined, estrangement, destiny, self discovery, youth, danger, bus ...
Time: 1940s
Place: hungary, budapest, europe, slovakia, budapest hungary ...
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Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, New Zealand, Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In 1942, British soldier Jack Celliers comes to a japanese prison camp. The camp is run by Yonoi, who has a firm belief in discipline, honour and glory. In his view, the allied prisoners are cowards when they chose to surrender instead of commiting ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Plot: pow, world war two, soldier, war, prisoner of war camp, war crime, anti war, captivity, undisciplined, escape attempt, atrocity, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1936, year 1946 ...
Place: japan, asia, australia, indonesia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Massacre at Noon (1975)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In Autumn of 1941, the German army, determined to put down a Communist-led uprising in Serbia, is conducting a policy of killing 100 hostages for any German soldier killed. The city of Kraljevo is the site of one of those massacres, portrayed in ...
Plot: darkness, death of son, military, father son relationship, assassination attempt, machine gun, holocaust, child, heroic, traitor, blood, police ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Zelary (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A nurse and her surgeon-lover are part of a resistance movement in 1940s Czechoslovakia. When they are discovered, her lover flees and she must find a place to hide. A patient whose life she saved, a man from a remote mountain village where time ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, sincere, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: redemption, small town, romance, couple relations, life is a bitch, hopes, society, resistance, post war, world war two, fugitives, marriage ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: prague, prague czechoslovakia, czechoslovakia, germany
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Dark Blue World (2001)
Genre: War, Drama, Action, Romance
Country: Czech Republic, UK, Germany, Denmark, Italy, France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Lt. Franta Slama is a top pilot in the Czech Air Force who is assigned to train a promising young flier, Karel Vojtisek, and they soon become friends. When Nazi Germany invades Czechoslovakia in 1939, they both reject the authority of their new ...
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Girl from the Mountains (1972)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The relationship between a boy and a girl shortly after the start of the war and the arrival of the Germans. He goes to Chetniks, and there he disappears without a trace, and she ,after much torture and solitude, begins to search for him not ...
Plot: girl, world war two, mountain, blood, mass murder, massacre, battle, village, nazi, tank, innocence, execution ...
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Place: serbia
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The Brylcreem Boys (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In 1941, as part of an effort to remain strictly neutral, the Dublin government made a deal with both Berlin and London whereby any soldier, sailor or pilot captured on Irish soil, whether of German or Allied forces, would be interned for the ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: love triangle, anti war, rivalry, fall in love, love and romance, world war two, human spirit, war, rescue, military life, village, german officer ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Angry Harvest (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the winter of 1942-43, a Jewish family leaps from a train going through Silesia. They are separated in the woods, and Leon, a local peasant who's now a farmer of some wealth, discovers the woman, Rosa, and hides her in his cellar. ...
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Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, train, survival, world war two, captivity, racism, fashion, twins, war, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Naked Among Wolves (1963)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: East Germany
Duration: 124 min.
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Strayed (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Fleeing the June 1940 arrival of Hitler's army in Paris, a young war widow and her two children are rescued from dive-bombing German fighters by a cocky, reckless teenager. He finds them refuge in an abandoned house, but despite the fact that ...
Style: touching, sincere, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, world war two, survival, friendship, refugee, life is a bitch, teenage life, wartime life, love affair, danger, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 1940s
Place: france, paris france, europe, nice france, riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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.
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Plot: school, orphan, coming of age, soldier, world war two, summer camp, monastery, military, kids in trouble, child in peril, teaching the ways of the world, anti war ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1941
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia
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Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 109 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, touching, bleak, gloomy ...
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Place: poland, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Kozara (1962)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In June of 1942 Germans and their collaborators decide to get rid of partisans and their stronghold in the woods of Mount Kozara in Northern Bosnia. They encircle the mountain and begin the mop up operation. Out gunned and outnumbered the partisans ...
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Duration: 125 min.
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Duration: 93 min.
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Style: emotional, sincere, gloomy, realistic, serious
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The English Patient (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
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Duration: 162 min.
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Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1944, year 1942 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Earth (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: India, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: It's 1947 and the borderlines between India and Pakistan are being drawn. A young girl bears witnesses to tragedy as her ayah is caught between the love of two men and the rising tide of political and religious violence.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: captivating, sentimental, sexy, realistic, romantic ...
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Eight Kilos of Happiness (1980)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A film about an incident in the last war when a gypsy girl sacrifices herself for her lover, a partisan who has deserted.
Plot: world war two, deserter, singing, murder, german, gypsy, fear, execution, prayer, death, nazi, river
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The Land Girls (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, France
Duration: 111 min.
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Duration: 124 min.
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Style: bleak, emotional, realistic, based on true events, serious
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Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 119 min.
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Style: romantic, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, touching
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The Ninth Day (2004)
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Duration: 98 min.
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Style: serious, sincere, emotional, psychological, uplifting ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, world war two, soldier, heroes, traitor, faith, nazi occupation, human spirit, hopes, introspection, clergy ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, Romance, War
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Duration: 92 min.
Story: The rise of national socialism in Germany should not be regarded as a conspiracy of madmen. Millions of "good" people found themselves in a society spiralling into terrible chaos. A film about then, which illuminates the terrors of now.
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Plot: politics, moral dilemma, state affairs, society, wartime life, political unrest, nazism, world war two, anti semitism, friendship, writers, euthanasia ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Come See the Paradise (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Come See The Paradise is a deeply touching love story set against the backdrop of a dramatic and controversial period in American history, It follows the romance and eventual marriage of Jack McGurn (Dennis Quad), a hot blooded Irish American, and a ...
Style: emotional, contemplative, thought provoking, realistic, serious ...
Plot: forbidden love, world war two, family relations, injustice, interracial relations, racism, culture clash, war, romance, love, interracial romance, opposites attract ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s, 20th century ...
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Occupation in 26 Pictures (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 116 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Swing Shift (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1941 America Kay and her husband are happy enough until he enlists after Pearl Harbor. Against his wishes, his wife takes a job at the local aircraft plant where she meets Hazel, the singer from across the way the two soon become firm friends and ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: world war two, love triangle, romance, friendship, love and romance, couples, love affair, couple relations, factory, husband wife relationship, wartime, adultery ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1941, 1950s ...
Place: germany, poland, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Warriors Five (1962)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy, France, Yugoslavia
Duration: 84 min.
Story: World War II Italy...1943. After parachuting behind enemy lines on an espionage mission, an American soldier is imprisoned by the enemy. He escapes with four Italian prisoners, enlisting their aid in exploding a bridge.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, soldier, military, prison, paratrooper, american, heroes, war, confined, chaos and mayhem, battle zone, escapades ...
Place: italy, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Ireland, UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Netherlands
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In 1920s Ireland young doctor Damien O'Donovan prepares to depart for a new job in a London hospital. As he says his goodbyes at a friend's farm, British Black and Tans arrive, and a young man is killed. Damien joins his brother Teddy in ...
Style: bleak, captivating, brutal, factual, bloody ...
Plot: civil war, ira, resistance, rebellion, politics, freedom, irish, torture, occupation, debate, injustice, execution ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1910s, 70s
Place: ireland, england, europe, britain, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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