Movies like The Birthday 1980

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The Birthday (1980)
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The Birthday (1980)
Original name: Urodziny młodego warszawiaka
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The four sequences in the film cover four days in a life of young Warsaw lad in September 1938, 1939, 1943 and 1944. In the first sequence Jurek decides not to study in the Sorbonne but enlists in a Polish military school instead. In the second sequence the war starts and Warsaw is occupied. In the third sequence he works in the underground resistance. The final sequence takes place during the Warsaw uprising.
Plot: female director, love, world war two, first love, wedding, rich, military, family relations, soldier, male female relationship, birthday, rebellion, marriage, librarian, grownups, teenage boy, father son relationship, resistance, patriotism, stepmother stepson relationship, ruins, german army, german occupation, autobiography, nazi occupation ...
Time: year 1943, year 1944, year 1938, 1940s, 1930s, year 1939
Place: poland, warsaw poland

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Most similar movies to The Birthday

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and gloomy films with plots about world war two, death, soldier, war, nazi, love and military mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like The Birthday: Godzina W (1980), The Inheritance (1980), Warsaw '44 (2014), Jamilya (1969), Germany Pale Mother (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Godzina W (1980)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 77 min.
Plot: weapons, rebellion, patriotism, conspiracy, german occupation, tragic event, fight, youth, shotgun
Place: warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Tomorrow, We're Going To The Movies (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Just as three high-school graduates get to the brink of adulthood, the outbreak of World War Two destroys all their dreams and plans forever.
Style: pre war, sexy, captivating, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, first love, love at first sight, social differences, army, university student, best friend, holiday, high school prom, world war two, dating, teenage boy ...
Time: 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
The Inheritance (1980)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, Hungary
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In this standard Hungarian drama, the effects of sterility and jealousy on a marriage are played out against a backdrop of World War II and the rising Nazi persecution of Jews. Director Marta Meszaros usually focuses on issues like pregnancy, ...
Plot: female director, infidelity, inheritance, children, deportation, military officer, father son relationship, male female relationship, infertility, extramarital affair, jealousy, love triangle ...
Time: 1930s, year 1936, year 1944, 1940s
Place: hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Warsaw '44 (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A beautiful story about youth, love, friendship and the pursuit of adventure during the bloody and brutal reality of the Warsaw Uprising.
Style: realistic, captivating, tense, suspense, psychological
Plot: nazi occupation, world war two, nazism, nazi germany, death, friendship, love and romance, danger, society, couples, family relations, crimes ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 236
Jamilya (1969)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The film is based on the story of the same name by Soviet writer Chinghiz Aitmatov. It is set in a remote Kirghiz village during the Great Patriotic War (1941-1945). A young wife of a soldier, Djamilya, fell in love with Daniar, a wounded war ...
Plot: autobiography, love triangle, world war two, love, mountain, engagement, soviet, female director, homecoming, russian soldier, best friend, field ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Germany Pale Mother (1980)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Germany 1939. Hans and Lene marry the day before the war breaks out, and Hans is sent to the Eastern front. During a bombing raid their daughter Anna is born. The house is destroyed and Lene and Anna moves in with relatives in Berlin. Hans survives ...
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, life is a bitch, war, couple relations, family in crisis, parents and children, family life, wartime life, family relations, life turned upside down, couples ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 30s, 1930s, year 1939
Place: germany, europe, west germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Winter in Wartime (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 103 min.
Story: During World War II in the freezing Netherlands winter of 1944/1945 the western Netherlands are in the grip of a famine. Many people move east to provide for their families. Fourteen year old Michiel can't wait to join the Dutch resistance, to ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, nazism, resistance, occupation, execution, coming of age, nazi, wartime life, adventure, german, life is a bitch, military ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: netherlands, europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Hatred (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Summer of 1939. Zosia is a young Polish girl who is deeply in love with Ukrainian Petro. Their great love will be put to the test when her father decides to marry her to a wealthy widower Skiba. Right after wedding she is left alone because her ...
Style: tense, suspense, captivating, suspenseful, thought provoking
Plot: genocide, nazi occupation, war atrocity, unhappy marriage, female protagonist, survival, anti war, murder, village, escape, baby, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943, year 1939
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Ring with a Crowned Eagle (1992)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland, France, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A Polish Resistance fighter who survived the Nazi years cannot accept the new Communist power.
Plot: patriotism, refugee, controversy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, intrigue, betrayal, hospital, stalinism, post war, world war two, nazism, tragic event ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: emotional, atmospheric, gloomy, touching, serious ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, american, love, tragic love, love affair, redemption, human spirit, religions or cults, village, unfulfillment, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1964, year 1946
Place: poland, europe, berlin germany, warsaw poland, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Wedding Song (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, Tunisia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Nazi occupation of Tunisia strains the bonds of friendship between a Muslim woman and a Sephardic Jewess who are both preparing for their marriages.
Style: emotional, realistic, atmospheric, captivating, touching ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, world war two, nazi occupation, injustice, holocaust, life is a bitch, society, family relations, religions or cults, love, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: tunisia, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Angel of Mercy (1993)
Genre: Romance, War, Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The love story between a young widow and an austrian-hungarian army officer during the First World War.
Plot: love, war crime, hospital, world war one, extramarital affair, military, saboteur, field hospital, pow, marriage, frustration, tragic event ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Night (1992)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Syria
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The film explores the Arab-Israeli conflict as seen through the experiences of an Arab family in newly-liberated city of Quneitra, headed by a resistance fighter.
Plot: father son relationship, marriage, palestinian, resistance fighter, husband wife relationship, freedom fighter, refugee, monument, military, horse, father daughter relationship, arab ...
Time: 1940s
Place: syria, israel, palestine, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Gaston's War (1997)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Denmark, Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Gaston Vandermeerssche is a young, resourceful Flemish action hero of the Belgian resistance during World War II: he coaches surviving allied pilots trough occupied Belgium and France to Spain so they can regain England, each time a dangerous ...
Plot: heroism, resistance, world war two, nazi, nazis
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Group Portrait with a Lady (1977)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story follows the life of a regular German women Leni Gruyten during the 1930s and 1940s. Through her interactions with friends, family and other people she knows, the regular folks' perception of the Nazi era is shown. (IMDb)
Style: pre war, epic
Plot: grave, prisoner, russian, metaphor, tragic event, russian soldier, german soldier, jewish, flashback, nun, spirituality, winter ...
Place: berlin germany, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Zahradnictv?: Rodinn? p??tel (2017)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Melodrama set in Czech Republic during the Germain occupation.
Style: suspenseful, romantic, romanticism, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, world war two, love triangle, secret, sister sister relationship, friendship between men, hallucination, christmas eve, baby, father daughter relationship, death, blood ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1939, year 1945 ...
Place: europe, czech republic, czechoslovakia, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Landscape After Battle (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Film opens with the mad rush of haphazard freedom as the concentration camps are liberated. Men are trying to grab food, change clothes, bury their tormentors they find alive. Then they are herded into other camps as the Allies try to devise policy ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: survival, concentration camp, world war two, love and romance, danger, unfulfillment, romance, writer's life, war, hopes, tragic love, holocaust ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1945
Place: poland, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Operation: Daybreak (1975)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Czechoslovakia, 1942. Three brave Czech patriots risk everything to rid their country of its brutal Nazi leader, SS-General Reinhard Heydrich.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, realistic, serious
Plot: soldier, assassination, world war two, czech history, war, against humanity, military, state affairs, espionage, anti heroes, politics, battles ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1941, year 1942, quarry
Place: prague, czech republic, europe, prague czechoslovakia, central europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Wherever You Are... (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Poland, UK, West Germany, France, Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An Uruguayan diplomat brings his new wife with him on a business trip to Poland in the summer immediately preceding the outbreak of World War II.
Style: pre war
Plot: businessman, marriage, german, husband wife relationship, nazi, arms smuggling, holocaust, flash forward, diplomat, wealth, death of wife, smuggling ...
Place: uruguay, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Abandoned Houses, Empty Homes (2000)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A war movie that takes place in Finnish Karelia in 1944.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: refugee, male female relationship, family relations, soldier, deserter, world war two, baby, evacuation, bombing, military hospital, fear, wounded soldier ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Siberian Exile (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Poland, Russia
Duration: 125 min.
Story: An epic tale of Poles, Ukrainians, Jews who are deported to Russia. Their fate is shown from the perspective of a young boy Staszek, who goes to Siberia with his family and neighbors from a small village in the eastern Polish borderlands. Together ...
Style: psychological, thought provoking, suspense, touching, rough
Plot: fall in love, russian, world war two, amnesty, collaboration, hard labor, death of wife, death of mother, cruelty, jewish family, stupidity, getting home ...
Time: 1940s
Place: siberia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
An Epitaph for Barbara Radziwill (1983)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Drama about historical figure Barbara Radziwiłł, her romance with King Sigismund II August, her death and her posthumous return to Vilnius.
Plot: mistress, funeral, death, marriage, dysfunctional marriage, king, coronation, male female relationship, brother sister relationship, arranged marriage, love, polish history ...
Time: 1500s, 16th century
Place: lithuania
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Burnt by the Sun 2: Intercession (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 181 min.
Story: Epic film about WWII, a sequel to Utomlyonnye solntsem (1994). Evil Stalin is terrorizing people of Russia while the Nazis are advancing. Russian officer Kotov, who miraculously survived the death sentence in Stalin's Purge, is now fighting in ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, wartime life, military, soldier, state affairs, danger, dishonesty, war, life is a bitch, battles, family relations, military life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1941, year 1943
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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April 9th (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the early morning of April 9th 1940 the Danish army is alerted. The Germans have crossed the border; Denmark is at war against Europe's strongest army. In Southern Jutland Danish bicycle- and motorcycle companies are ordered out, to against ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, war, nazi occupation, soldier, against the odds, battles, military, danger, surprise attack, friendship, military life, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1940
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Winter War (1989)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 199 min.
Story: Russia attacked Finland in late November 1939. This film tells the story of a Finnish platoon of reservists from the municipality of Kauhava in the province of Pohjanmaa/Ostrobothnia who leave their homes and go to war. The film focuses on the ...
Style: epic, realistic, bleak, tense, emotional ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, resistance, politics, siblings relations, heroic mission, political unrest, battle zone, heroes, soldier, state affairs ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1939
Place: finland, europe, russia, soviet union, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Mother of Kings (1987)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Made in 1982, shelved for five years. Story opens with Lucja Krol's husband under the tram. She gives birth to her fourth son on the floor of their new apartment. Neighbor Wiktor, a communist intellectual, befriends the poverty-stricken family ...
Style: intellectual, pre war
Plot: torture, arrest, jail, letter, black market, widow, politics, sacrifice, courage, false accusation, death of son, nazi ...
Time: year 1933, year 1956, year 1953
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Passchendaele (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Sergeant Michael Dunne fights in the 10th Battalion, AKA The "Fighting Tenth" with the 1st Canadian Division and participated in all major Canadian battles of the war, and set the record for highest number of individual bravery awards for ...
Style: rough, emotional, serious, realistic, epic
Plot: battles, world war one, military, platoon, veteran, military life, heroic mission, heroes, love and romance, state affairs, military hospital, male female relationship ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1917
Place: canada, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: countryside, world war two, progress, farmer, farm, family history, car, death of father, teacher, family relations, finnish, violence ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
With Fire and Sword (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 175 min.
Story: In the mid-17th century, Poland was the largest, most democratic, and most tolerant country in Europe. However, a tragic civil war brought about the gradual decline of the once glorious republic...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, epic
Plot: cossack, military, polish, rebellion, battles, battle, heroes, politics, culture clash, love affair, political unrest, cavalry ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: poland, ukraine, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Free-spirited writer Juliet Ashton forms a life-changing bond with the delightful and eccentric Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, when she decides to write about the book club they formed during the occupation of Guernsey in WWII.
Style: touching, sincere, uplifting, romantic
Plot: nazi occupation, female writer, letter, reading a book, world war two, writers, friendship, strong female character, book, marriage proposal, german occupation, fiance fiancee relationship ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941, year 1946
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%