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The Boy Soldier (1981)
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The Boy Soldier (1981)
Original name: Allons z'enfants
Genre: War, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In the 1930s a young fellow, Simon Chalumet, is sent to a military school by his overbearing father, an ex-soldier who has little sympathy for his son's more gentle temperament, or for his interest in films.
Plot: world war two, border, anti war, teenage boy, cadet, french army, military school, military officer, french military, french soldier, killed in action, uniform
Time: 1930s, year 1939, pre world war two

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and bleak films with plots about world war two, soldier, battles, uniform, french soldier, war and execution mostly in Drama, War and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Boy Soldier: Weekend at Dunkirk (1964), The Honors of War (1961), From Hell to Victory (1979), Spring on the Oder (1968), Life and Nothing But (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Weekend at Dunkirk (1964)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In June 1940, during the Dunkirk evacuation of Allied troops to England, French sergeant Julien Maillat and his men debate whether to evacuate to Britain or stay and fight the German troops that are closing-in from all directions. - from IMDB
Plot: world war two, french army, french soldier, shore, beach, soldier, steel helmet, french military, uniform, sand, car accident
Time: year 1940
Place: flanders
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The Honors of War (1961)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This is August 1944. In France the times are uncertain and some places can be in turns liberated by the Allies and reclaimed by the Occupiers. The place is Nanteuil, a provincial town. The German troops present there are exhausted and leaderless and ...
Plot: military, wehrmacht, american soldier, world war two, liberation, nazi soldier, uniform, partisan, soldier, french soldier, village, german soldier ...
Time: year 1944
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From Hell to Victory (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, France, Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: From Hell To Victory follows the relationship of six friends throughout the Second World War. They meet in a cafe in Paris on 24th August 1939 and agree to meet there on the same day every year. The war however takes them on their own individual ...
Plot: world war two, childhood, french soldier, german soldier, soldier, war violence, commando, rifle, battle, nazi, combat, commando unit ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: france, paris france, amsterdam
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Spring on the Oder (1968)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A war drama set in Germany at the end od WWII.
Plot: great patriotic war, russian abroad, red army, soviet army, uniform, russian soldier, world war two
Time: year 1945
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39%
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Life and Nothing But (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: January, 1920. 350,000 French soldiers remain missing in action. Major Dellaplane tirelessly matches the dead and the wounded with families' descriptions. Honor and ethics drive him; he hates the idea of "the unknown soldier." Into ...
Style: gloomy, realistic, serious
Plot: world war one, missing, anti war, missing in action, couples, battles, friendship, wartime life, human nature, haunted by the past, obsession, lovers reunited ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20s, post world war one
Place: france, europe
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Evening Bells (1986)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Trials and tribulations of a Croatian Communist intellectual in the turbulent years before, during and after WW2.
Plot: world war two, fascism, communist, legs, stockings
Place: former yugoslavia, yugoslavia
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35%
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Elysium (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Hungary
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Film about the Holocaust. A Jewish family is allowed to keep the flat they have always lived in and to live a relatively normal life. One day their 10-year old son disappears. He has been sent to a deportation camp which seems like paradise except ...
Plot: world war two, female director, jewish, boy, death of child, nazi, children, concentration camp, medical experiment
Place: hungary
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33%
Nothing to Report (1973)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Italy, Tunisia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In 1956, the professional army of France lacks the manpower to keep the peace in Algeria, the colony which the country is determined to hold on to at any price. For this reason, reservists are called up and subject to an intense period of training ...
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: prostitute, soldier, military life, anti war, society, military, rebellion, politics, war, life is a bitch, state affairs, battles ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: algeria, france
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33%
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The 25th Hour (1967)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Italy, Yugoslavia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A Romanian peasant fights to get back to his family after he's imprisoned by the Nazis.The picture is based on real events. It includes Hungary's government in collaboration with the Nazis, the encroachment of Romania by Stalin's ...
Plot: world war two, jew persecution, peasant, recruit, volunteer, mix up, nazi concentration camp, gendarme, jewish, ss, concentration camp, holocaust ...
Time: 1940s
Place: hungary, romania
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32%
Sharpe: The Legend (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Several years after the battle of Waterloo, a former soldier from Shoreditch sits in a London inn reminiscing about the brave and determined officer who took him to hell and back. The narrator is Rifleman Cooper, and the officer whose fame he ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, flintlock pistol, french accent, adventure hero, british, french, flintlock rifle, legendary hero, fictional biography, english, army, battle ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
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32%
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Come What May (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In may 1940, the German troops enter France. Frightened by the progress of the enemy, the people of a small village of Pas-de-Calais decide on the recommendations of the prefecture, to give up everything to go on the road, fleeing to the coast.
Style: propaganda film
Plot: world war two, propaganda, bagpipes, 8 year old, goose, child killed, jail, basement, little boy, prison, british soldier, photograph ...
Time: year 1939, 1940s, 1930s, year 1940
Place: france
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32%
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The Question (1977)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: 1957. For several months, Henri Charlègue, the ex-director of the newspaper "Alger democratic", banned, has been living in hiding. Suspected of belonging to the FLN, he is actively sought by paratroopers.
Plot: writing a book, political repression, communist, water torture, tortured to death, french army, fake moustache, political prisoner, archive footage, wanted man, independence, torture ...
Time: 1960s, year 1956, 50s, 60s, year 1957 ...
Place: algeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Circle of Deceit (1981)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Georg Laschen leaves his family in West Germany to go work as a war correspondent in Beirut during the fights between Christians and Palestinians.
Style: sincere, bleak, rough, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, lebanese, life is a bitch, love and romance, journalism, society, danger, media, state affairs, against humanity, chaos and mayhem, battle zone ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: middle east, lebanon, berlin germany, west germany, hamburg germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Who Is That Man? (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story is set in 1939. A military officer is stripped of his rank for his apparent collaboration with a counter-espionage agent while on a mission in Paris. Then he is enlisted in his own country's counterespionage unit, due to his knowledge ...
Style: pre war
Plot: female director, espionage, innocence, world war two, prison, prisoner, death sentence, linguist, accidental killing, court martial, spy, murder ...
Time: year 1939
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Captain Conan (1996)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Bulgaria near the end of World War I: Conan, warrior and wolf, leads a band of 50 ruthless French fighters who love hand-to-hand combat. Their motto: "We forgot to take prisoners, Captain." At war's end, the unit goes to Bucharest, ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspense
Plot: world war one, french army, military life, war, society, heroism, friendship, insubordination, battles, soldier, heroes, alcohol abuse ...
Time: year 1918, 1910s, 20th century, year 1919, post world war one
Place: romania, macedonia, bulgaria, europe, former yugoslavia ...
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28%
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The Victors (1963)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: Intercutting dramatic vignettes with newsreel footage, the story follows the characters from an infantry squad as they make their way from Sicily to Germany during the end of World War II.
Style: tragic ending, epic
Plot: world war two, post war germany, army, infantry, american in europe, american abroad, military uniform, u.s. military, german woman, soldier, tragedy, execution ...
Time: 1940s
Place: berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Line of Demarcation (1966)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Line of Demarcation. is a 1966 film written and directed by Claude Chabrol. Its title in French is La Ligne de démarcation. It is based on upon the memoir Mémoires d'un agent secret de la France libre et La Ligne de démarcation by Gilbert ...
Plot: french resistance, world war two, doctor, teacher, smuggler, coffin, countess, wehrmacht, captain, nazi occupation, radio operator, river ...
Place: france
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26%
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Stalingrad (1990)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union, East Germany, USA, Czechoslovakia
Duration: 196 min.
Story: The WWII pivotal battle of Stalingrad is shown through the eyes of the soldiers and officers on both sides of the war.
Plot: world war two, battle, death, battles, uniform, dead soldier, ruins
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26%
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Reach for Glory (1962)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: During World War II, teenage boys in a small English town are consumed with jingoism and brutal war games, hoping dearly that the war won't end before they can fight in it.
Plot: gay slur, anti semitism, world war two, cowardice, bullying, execution, evacuation, war game, gun, child, children, british ...
Place: england
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26%
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Escapes (1968)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Political prisoners imprisoned in Yugoslavia will try to escape from prison by digging a channel under the ground and join the partisans.
Plot: world war two, sick, hunger, escape, prisoner, girl, prison, rain, cold, traitor, fight, excavation ...
Place: yugoslavia, former yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Alive and the Dead (1964)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 201 min.
Story: A Russian war correspondent is drafted into the war and finds himself in the middle of battle. When he loses his party card, however, he is treated as a deserter until he finds help from a kind man. This Soviet war feature was considerably outspoken ...
Style: epic
Plot: great patriotic war, russian soldier, cold weather, uniform, tank, bombing, frontline, red army, soldier, world war two, war correspondent, soviet army ...
Time: year 1941
Place: russia
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26%
Black and White in Color (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Côte d'Ivoire, France, West Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: French colonists in Africa, several months behind in the news, find themselves at war with their German neighbors. Deciding that they must do their proper duty and fight the Germans, they promptly conscript the local native population. Issuing them ...
Style: suspense, semi serious, realistic, biting, cynical ...
Plot: world war one, military, soldier, satire, colonialism, culture clash, racism, military life, interracial relations, escapades, politics, war ...
Time: 1910s, year 1915, year 1914
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Front in the Rear of the Enemy (1982)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia
Duration: 161 min.
Story: A final episode in the trilogy about the Russian partisan's resistance during WWII. The film is set in 1944, when Russian partisans are making progress in their fighting against the Nazi occupation of Russia, Poland and Czechoslovakia. Lt. ...
Plot: soviet army, world war two, great patriotic war, nazi occupation, firearm, partisan
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25%
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Soldat blanc (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 146 min.
Story: A muggy Saigon, late 1945. Stationed at a military camp in French Indochina, two young men--Robert and André--become close friends as they share the boredom and excitement of waiting for their first mission. But when they discover that instead of ...
Plot: soldier, french army, battles, pow, gun, pubic hair, period piece, battle, skinny dipping, male nudity
Place: vietnam, indochina
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25%
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set during World War II, the film follows a young brother and sister as they attempt to survive the aftermath of the firebombing of Kobe City.
Style: touching, suspense, rough, psychological
Plot: world war two, sibling relationship, bombing, firefly, little girl, brother sister relationship, war, brother brother relationship, molotov cocktail, underwear, flashback, firebomb
Place: japan
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In 1953, a sensitive French boy finds out from a neighbor that his family's Jewish. François Grimbert becomes a physician, and gradually peels the layers of his buried family history which resulted in his difficult upbringing, raised as ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, occupation, crimes, wartime life, against humanity, haunted by the past, missing person, family disapproval, wedding preparations and rituals, toys, ex athlete ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1940s, post world war two
Place: europe, paris france
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teenager joins the resistance in Nazi-occupied France during World War II.
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Plot: concentration camp, repression, german soldier, assassination, hostage, world war two, nazi soldier, nazi officer, shot to death, suppression, french resistance, nazi uniform ...
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Soldiers Aren't Born (1969)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The continuation of a story started by Alexander Stolper epic movie "Zhivye i Myortvye".
Style: epic
Plot: military uniform, world war two, battle, battles, russian soldier, great patriotic war, red army
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24%
The Human Bullet (1968)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A soldier has been in the Japanese military for the entirety of WWII, and in that time, his dedication to the army has never faltered. However, as the war draws to a close, his commanding officers become increasingly desperate and push their men to ...
Plot: anti war, satire, japanese soldier, desert, soldier, world war two, surrealism, bomb, buttocks, female nudity, male nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Set during the Second World War in the Finnish war zone.
Plot: propaganda, suicide, deserter, wounded soldier, retreat, torture, sniper, bare ass, nazi germany, world war two, male nudity, field hospital ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s
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