Movies like Cuckoo in a Dark Forest

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Cuckoo in a Dark Forest (1985)
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Cuckoo in a Dark Forest (1985)
Original name: Kukačka v temném lese
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland, Czechoslovakia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in World War 2 as the Germans occupy Czechoslovakia, teenage Emilka's father is murdered by the Nazis, but she is selected for special treatment by virtue of being blonde. She is billeted with the commandant of a concentration camp near the Baltic coast, where his kindness towards her provokes his wife's jealousy, but is compromised when Emilka witnesses his brutality towards the prisoners.
Plot: christmas, teenager, dog, sea, rape, thief, world war two, nazi, teacher, gypsy, sex scene, family relations, soldier, train, hospital, racial slur, racism, gun, sexual abuse, beach, orphan, maid, sadist, teenage girl, german shepherd ...
Time: 1940s
Place: germany, poland, prague, central europe, prague czech republic, prague czechoslovakia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, disturbing and captivating films with plots about world war two, nazi, crying, husband wife relationship, boy, death and jewish mostly in Drama, War and Comedy genres. Some movies like Cuckoo in a Dark Forest: The Night Overtakes Me (1986), The Savior (1971), Werewolf (2018), That Instant, That While (1981), Lacombe, Lucien (1974). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Night Overtakes Me (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A communist journalist from Prague is sent to Ravensbruck concentration camp.
Plot: world war two, concentration camp, prisoner, school teacher, group shower, strong female lead, clown, sewing machine, bully, execution, fascist, pregnancy ...
Time: 1930s, year 1942, 1940s
Place: prague czechoslovakia, prague czech republic, czechoslovakia, central europe, prague
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The Savior (1971)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This is rural France. It's the summer of 1943, the weather is fine and sunny and life is sweet. On one of these beautiful days, Nanette, a fourteen-year-old peasant girl, meets a slightly injured young man near the farm she lives on. Her life ...
Style: neurotic
Plot: nude swimming, murder by gunshot, taking off clothes, skinny dipping, farmer, male full rear nudity, invitation, false accusation of rape, psychological manipulation, clothed male naked female, reunion, mass murder ...
Time: year 1943, 1940s
Place: france, germany
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Werewolf (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, War
Country: Poland, Netherlands, Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Summer of 1945. A temporary orphanage is established in an abandoned palace surrounded by forests for the eight children liberated from the Gross-Rosen camp. Hanka, also a former inmate, becomes their guardian. After the atrocities of the camp, the ...
Style: rough, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, metamorphosis, escape, escape attempt, bullying, bunker, coming of age, dog, suffocation, teenage boy, teenager ...
Time: year 1945, 1940s, 20th century
Place: europe, central europe
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Genre: Drama, War
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Duration: 100 min.
Story: Autumn 1944. A doctor is accused in the collaboration with the Nazis and found guilty...
Plot: female nudity, operating room, gun, pointing a gun at someone, nazi, nazism, painting, moral dilemma, x ray, fascist, resistance, small town ...
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Lacombe, Lucien (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
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Duration: 138 min.
Story: In 1944 Lucien Lacombe, a young peasant in the Lot region is refused permission to join the French Resistance. Instead, the opposing "French Gestapo" obtain from him information about an underground leader and recruit him into their ...
Style: controversial, disturbing, psychological, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: occupation, small town, world war two, interracial relations, children in wartime, romance, society, love and romance, opposites attract, coming of age, on the run, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: europe, france, germany, vichy
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The Painted Bird (2019)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine
Duration: 169 min.
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Style: psychological, exciting, disturbing, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: man boy relationship, holocaust, sexual abuse, older man younger woman relationship, terrorism, child protagonist, humiliation, domestic violence, husband wife relationship, employer employee relationship, world war two, rape ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s
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The Marathon (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
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Duration: 103 min.
Story: It is 5 May 1945 and the uprising against the hated German occupiers has broken out in Prague. The Czech guards open the gate of the Pankrác prison to allow the prisoners to escape en masse. Many of them are shot dead by the German guards but young ...
Style: tragicomedy
Plot: resistance, janitor, bridge, firearm, riot, sabotage, blackout, prison, handcuffs, teenage girl, battle, world war two ...
Time: year 1945, 1940s
Place: prague czech republic, prague, prague czechoslovakia
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 121 min.
Story: Two people deal with their problems
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Duration: 120 min.
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Plot: world war two, summer camp, monastery, school, orphan, coming of age, soldier, war, against humanity, military, youth, society ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1941
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Style: captivating, thought provoking, realistic, tense
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Story: A World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother is hiding a young Jewish girl in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler, Jojo must ...
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Style: realistic, serious, bleak, emotional, rough ...
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