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The Law and the Fist (1964)
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The Law and the Fist (1964)
Original name: Prawo i pięść
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: At the end of World War Two, Polish people move to the western lands vacated by Germans. But some ruthless profiteers pose as government representatives and intend to make off with loot from a deserted town they took over. One honest man stands up against them because he believes these goods belong to the people.
Plot: world war two, violence, death, train, gun, post war, shooting, murder, ghost town, drinking, death by gunshot
Time: year 1945, 1940s
Place: poland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, epic and disturbing films with plots about world war two, death, murder, nazi, coming of age, violence and mother son relationship mostly in Drama and War genres. Some movies like The Law and the Fist: The Constant Factor (1980), The Sea and Poison (1986), Nightmares (1979), Everyone Dies Alone (1976), Liten Ida (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Constant Factor (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The main character in this effective, convincing drama is Witold (Tadeusz Bradecki) who is high in what later would be termed the "emotional quotient" or the ability to bounce back from adverse, tragic circumstances. Witold has been ...
Plot: death of mother, illness, father son relationship, frame up, fired from the job, dying, corruption, death of father, death, mountaineer, mother son relationship
Place: poland, himalaya
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The Sea and Poison (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Downed American fliers in WW II are vivisected by Japanese surgeons in medical experiments.
Plot: bomber, world war two, vivisection, torture, air force
Time: year 1945, 1940s
Place: japan
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71%
Hospital of the Transfiguration (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The film is set in 1943 in a mental asylum in the country. But this is an unusual hospital: there are several incurable schizophrenic cases, staff is bit strange and a writer has voluntarily entered the clinic because he is "peculiar" and ...
Plot: world war two, doctor, mental institution, nazi occupation, gestapo, mental patient, mental health, mass murder, staff, traitor, danger, claustrophobia ...
Time: year 1939, 1930s
Place: poland
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65%
From the Clouds to the Resistance (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, West Germany, UK, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 'Dalla nube alla resistenza (From the Cloud to the Resistance ) (1978), based on two works by Cesare Pavese, falls into the category of History Lessons and Too Early, Too Late as well. It, too, has two parts—a twentieth-century text and a ...
Plot: female director, greek mythology, post war, mythology, world war two, myth, class struggle, italian history, resistance
Time: 1940s
Place: italy
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64%
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Nightmares (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set before the first Wold War in part of Poland under Austrain occupation, the story of a young boy in primary school who later grows up to become a rebellious, poetic-minded teen in the same school when the national movement toward liberation is ...
Plot: school, boarding house, rebel, torture, tyranny, father son relationship, female nudity, teenage boy, boy, skinny dipping, cruelty, pessimism ...
Place: poland
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62%
Everyone Dies Alone (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When they start losing family members and neighbors due to WWII and the Nazi government's policies, a quiet married couple becomes disillusioned and begins spreading leaflets against the government - a crime punishable by death.
Plot: world war two, gestapo, death, nazi soldier, death penalty, killed in action, fear, anti nazi, postcard, death of son, husband wife relationship, mother ...
Time: year 1940, 1940s
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61%
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Liten Ida (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Sweden
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Little Ida's mother is working for the Germans during WW2, and she is also having a relationship with a German SS-officer. Ida is experiencing the problems of having a mother who is involved with the enemy, without being old enough to ...
Plot: post war, nazi occupation, female director, pursuit, children, nazi, world war two, occupation, terror, outsider
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57%
The Wizard of Loneliness (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A family drama.
Plot: world war two, female director, aunt nephew relationship, family relations, generation gap, grandmother, family secret, loneliness, mental patient, aunt, child's point of view, secret ...
Time: 1940s
Place: vermont
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Butterfly in Grey (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Thailand
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Dao returns home and finds her fiance in bed with another woman. She shoots them dead on the spot. She is sentenced to 10 years in prison. She gets out eventually and stays with a friend who runs an escort service and learns that women are even ...
Plot: death, son, prison, violence, prison guard, funeral, murder, women's prison, flashback, female nudity, blood, nudity (full frontal - brief)
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Vasiliki (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, Cyprus
Duration: 123 min.
Story: It is based on a true story, where a young soldier and the wife of a revolutionary guy falls in love while in the background we witness political turmoils of Greece at that time.
Plot: civil war, explosion, violence, rape, head cut off, gendarme, murder, debt, death, communist, decapitation, pursuit ...
Time: 1940s
Place: greece
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50%
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The Execution (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The members of a San Diego Wednesday night womens' mah jongg club are five survivors of a Nazi concentration camp. They recognize the owner of a local restaurant, Walter Grossman, as a doctor from the camp who performed experiments on them as ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: lawyer, terror, concentration camp, rape, survivor, revenge, murder, secret, torture, doctor, holocaust, execution ...
Time: 1940s
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48%
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Cold Days (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Andras Kovacs' film, considered one of the most important Hungarian films of the 1960's, centers around four men who await trial for their involvement in the massacre of several thousand Jewish and Serbian people of Novi Sad in 1942. Each ...
Style: cult film, epic, cult movie cast
Plot: prison, winter, railway station, war crime, train, bloodbath, jealous woman, raped woman, cold the temperature, wife, male female relationship, anti semitism ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942
Place: central europe, former yugoslavia, yugoslavia
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Better Off Dead. (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A lawyer fights a losing battle against the courts to overturn the death sentence for a convicted female robber/murderer despite demands from the woman that her death sentence be carried out.
Plot: female prisoner, women's prison, friendship between women, childbirth, lawyer, baby, execution, prison guard, expectant father, baby born, birth, robbery ...
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The Chosen Ones (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Colombia, Soviet Union
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A man wants to flee wartime Germany and the detested Nazis to Columbia, where his brother lives. In order to achieve his goal he agrees to become an informer for the Reich.
Plot: world war two, half brother, gunshot, coming of age, german, tragedy, rape, horse, doctor, murder, nazism, wealth ...
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Sophie and the Rising Sun (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a small Southern town in the autumn of 1941, Sophie’s lonely life is transformed when an Asian man arrives under mysterious circumstances. Their love affair becomes the lightning rod for long-buried conflicts that erupt in bigotry and violence ...
Plot: world war two, interracial relations, female director, interracial sex, female nudity
Time: 1940s
Place: south carolina
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45%
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Reunion (1989)
Genre: Drama
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: realistic, serious, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: anti semitism, friendship, world war two, against humanity, coming of age, homecoming, holocaust, society, golden years, religions or cults, youth, confined ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 30s
Place: europe, germany
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The Tango of Our Childhood (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The film is about the hard lot of a woman with an extraordinary character, who tries to raise her children and win back her husband, who left family for another woman, after return from the war.
Plot: world war two, horse, old woman, children, mother, family relations, armenian, husband wife relationship
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Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Veturimiehet heiluttaa on 4. syyskuuta 1992 ensi-iltansa saanut suomalainen elokuva. Elokuva on kuvattu suurimmaksi osaksi Porissa. Veturimiehet heiluttaa sai ensi-iltansa Ruotsissa 26. maaliskuuta 1993.
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Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 110 min.
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 138 min.
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The Plouffe Family (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 227 min.
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Plot: family relations, world war two, great depression, conscription, french canadian, catholic, canadian, religion
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37%
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Transit (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: After a graffiti artist loses his brother and fellow partner-in-crime to the hands of a vigilante killer he vows to give up graffiti forever. That lasts until he hooks up with his best friend, a tag-banger out to make a name for himself.
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37%
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Class of '44 (1973)
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36%
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I'm Alive and I Love You (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
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Time: 1940s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Promised Land (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 179 min.
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A Separate Peace (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Gene and Finny are two boys who are best friends living in 1943, at the height of World War II. The idea that the boys will most likely be drafted when they turn eighteen is surrounding them, and they are practically forced to live their lives to ...
Style: sexual, disturbing, touching, emotional, serious ...
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Time: 1940s, 40s
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36%
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Memoir of Pain (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Switzerland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: June 1944, France is still under the German Occupation. The writer Robert Antelme, major figure of the Resistance, is arrested and deported. His young wife, Marguerite, writer and resistant, was torn by the anguish of not having her news and her ...
Style: factual, heartbreaking, compassionate, melancholic, serious ...
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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.
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Then I Sentenced Them All to Death (1972)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: Romania
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Kassbach - Ein Portrait (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 110 min.
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