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Guernica (2016)
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Guernica (2016)
Original name: Gernika
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The fates of Henry - an American correspondent - and Teresa, one of the Republic's censors during the Spanish Civil War.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, based on true events
Plot: spanish civil war, journalist, world war two, civil war, saving a life, military, politics, nazism, freedom, war violence, hiding place, militia, violence, aspiring writer, propaganda, bombing, interwar period, fascist, fascism, german soldier, spanish history, dog, prison, dancing, sniper ...
Time: 1930s, year 1937, year 1939, pre world war two, year 1932, year 1975, year 1999
Place: spain, basque country, madrid

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and emotional films with plots about death, cigarette smoking, rifle, war, gun, murder and shooting mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like Guernica: Walking with the Enemy (2013), Good (2008), In Praise of Older Women (1997), Alone in Berlin (2016), Anthropoid (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Walking with the Enemy (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Romania, Hungary, Canada, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Regent Horthy is the leader of Hungary and a German ally, but his favorable standing with Hitler changes as the war comes to an end. Forced to cede Hungary’s power or else witness the execution of his son, Regent Horthy gives up control of his ...
Style: realistic, bleak, emotional, serious
Plot: holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, defiant, family relations, war, life is a bitch, confined, spy, nazi, betrayal, diplomacy ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1975, year 1980, year 1957 ...
Place: europe, hungary, budapest, new york, switzerland ...
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Good (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Germany
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.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, captivating, sad ...
Plot: nazi, writers, politics, moral dilemma, state affairs, political unrest, wartime life, society, nazi germany, third reich, jewish, holocaust ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1937, year 1933, year 1938 ...
Place: germany, europe, paris france, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
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In Praise of Older Women (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the turmoil of the Spanish Civil War, a young man comes of age sexually, through a string of relationships with a wide range of mature, older women.
Style: sexy, erotic, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, older woman teenage boy sex, frontline, spanish civil war, love, age-gap relationship, civil war, relationships, coming of age, politics, prostitute, seduction ...
Time: 90s, year 1936
Place: spain, europe, italy, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Alone in Berlin (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Berlin in June of 1940. While Nazi propaganda celebrates the regime’s victory over France, a kitchen-cum-living room in Prenzlauer Berg is filled with grief. Anna and Otto Quangel’s son has been killed at the front. This working class couple had ...
Style: enigmatic, heartbreaking, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: gestapo, nazi germany, war, world war two, murder, death of son, torture, suicide, bereavement, mechanic, robbery, violence ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1943, year 1940
Place: berlin germany, germany, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Anthropoid (2016)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Czech Republic, UK, USA, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In December 1941, Czech soldier Jozef Gabčík and Jan Kubiš parachute into their occupied homeland to assassinate Nazi officer Reinhard Heydrich
Style: factual, realistic, clever, emotional, dramatic ...
Plot: nazi, world war two, assassination, nazi occupation, gestapo, conspiracy, torture, third reich, friendship between men, suspicion, repression, war ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, year 1938, year 1942
Place: germany, prague, berlin germany, england, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Flowers of War (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 146 min.
Story: A Westerner finds refuge with a group of women in a church during Japan's rape of Nanking in 1937. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, harsh, brutal ...
Plot: world war two, atrocity, prostitution, war, suffering, sino japanese war, japanese occupation of china, prostitute, holocaust, wartime, survival, rape ...
Time: year 1937, 1930s, 20th century
Place: china, asia, germany, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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City of Life and Death (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 133 min.
Story: City of Life and Death takes place in 1937, during the height of the Second Sino-Japanese War. The Imperial Japanese Army has just captured the then-capital of the Republic of China, Nanjing. What followed was known as the Nanking Massacre, or the ...
Style: disturbing, rough, bleak, tense, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, japanese army, sino japanese war, sexual abuse, war crime, war atrocity, atrocity, japanese occupation of china, japanese occupation, life is a bitch, mass murder, chinese history ...
Time: 1930s, post world war two, year 1938, 20th century, year 1937
Place: china, asia, shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
The Water Diviner (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1919, Australian farmer Joshua Connor travels to Turkey to discover the fate of his three sons, reported missing in action. Holding on to hope, Joshua must travel across the war-torn landscape to find the truth and his own peace.
Style: touching, emotional, dramatic, compassionate, sentimental ...
Plot: world war one, war, missing person, redemption, destiny, courage, world war two, parents and children, family relations, graphic violence, escapades, military ...
Time: 1910s, year 1919, 1920s, year 1915, 20th century
Place: australia, ottoman empire, england, istanbul turkey, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
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John Rabe (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, China, Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A true-story account of a German businessman who saved more than 200,000 Chinese during the Nanjing massacre in 1937-38.
Style: tense, disturbing, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Plot: war, world war two, rescue, heroes, atrocity, confined, wartime life, lifesaver, against humanity, life is a bitch, fighting the system, righting the wronged ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, post world war two, year 1937, year 1938
Place: china, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.6
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Zelary (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria
Duration: 150 min.
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Style: touching, realistic, emotional, sincere, sexy ...
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Time: 1940s, post world war two, 20th century
Place: germany, central europe, czechoslovakia, prague
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.8
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The Exception (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A German soldier tries to determine if the Dutch resistance has planted a spy to infiltrate the home of Kaiser Wilhelm in Holland during the onset of World War II, but falls for a young Jewish Dutch woman during his investigation.
Style: captivating, tense, exciting, suspenseful, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, spy, espionage, german soldier, nazi germany, gestapo, nazi officer, nazi occupation, nazi, conspiracy, german army, third reich ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940, year 1934, 1920s
Place: germany, berlin germany, netherlands, poland, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
25 Fireman's Street (1973)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Hungary
Duration: 97 min.
Story: On one hot summer night, the residents of a Hungarian apartment house slated for demolition restlessly revisit their haunted pasts as they face an uncertain future. In a gently turning kaleidoscope of dream imagery, regret-laden nostalgia and ...
Style: surreal, talky, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Head in the Clouds (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, realistic, compassionate ...
Audience: kids
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⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 7.1
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Valkyrie (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Japan, UK
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Style: factual, tense, bad ending, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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The Outpost (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A small unit of U.S. soldiers, alone at the remote Combat Outpost Keating, located deep in the valley of three mountains in Afghanistan, battles to defend against an overwhelming force of Taliban fighters in a coordinated attack. The Battle of ...
Style: suspenseful, brutal, perverse, surprise ending, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 2000s, year 2008, year 2009, year 2006, year 1984 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, History, War
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Story: Salamanca, Spain, 1936. In the early days of the military rebellion that began the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), writer Miguel de Unamuno supports the uprising in the hope that the prevailing political chaos will end. But when the confrontation ...
Style: sincere, disturbing, captivating, psychological, intellectual
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Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1936
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⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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Downfall (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Austria, Italy
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In April of 1945, Germany stands at the brink of defeat with the Russian Army closing in from the east and the Allied Expeditionary Force attacking from the west. In Berlin, capital of the Third Reich, Adolf Hitler proclaims that Germany will still ...
Style: psychological, intense, bleak, disturbing, harsh ...
Plot: world war two, war, suicide, hitler, nazi, nazism, holocaust, fascism, national socialism, third reich, betrayal, courage ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, post world war two, 20th century, year 1942
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⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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: political, realistic, serious, thought provoking, rough ...
Plot: reporter, journalism, female nudity, photographer, lebanese civil war, isolation, politics, lebanese, adoption, child, society, dishonesty ...
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Operation Finale (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
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Style: ambiguous ending, tense, art house, inspirational, thought provoking ...
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Time: 60s, 1940s, year 1945, year 1954, year 1939 ...
Place: israel, argentina, buenos aires argentina, germany, austria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Triumph of the Spirit (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: disturbing, tense, bleak, suspenseful, realistic ...
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Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: poland, europe, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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: serious, realistic, gloomy, touching, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, nazi, jewish, female nudity, fascism, wartime, terrorism, survival, concentration camp, dealing with death, human spirit ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945, post world war two
Place: poland, eastern europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Canada, China, France
Duration: 168 min.
Story: True story of Norman Bethune, a medical doctor who fought for justice in China during Mao's rise to power.
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, epic, exciting ...
Plot: fascism, military, evacuation, politics, world war two, human spirit, japanese history, hopes, idealism, rebellion, media, revolution ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, pre world war two
Place: china, spain, asia, russia, madrid ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Carol's Journey (2002)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Spain, Portugal
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Carol, a 12 year old Spanish-American girl from New York, travels with her mother to Spain in the spring of 1938, at the height of the Civil War. Separated from her beloved father, Carol arrives in her mother's home village and transforms the ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic
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Time: 1930s, year 1938
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⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Duration: 130 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Flame & Citron (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Denmark, Germany, Norway, France, Sweden, Finland, Czech Republic
Duration: 130 min.
Story: During Nazi occupation, red-headed Bent Faurschou-Hviid ("Flame") and Jørgen Haagen Schmith ("Citron"), assassins in the Danish resistance, take orders from Winther, who's in direct contact with Allied leaders. One shoots, ...
Style: realistic, sincere, factual, tense, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: war, world war two, gestapo, resistance, betrayal, spy, nazi, dishonesty, nazism, wartime, double agent, organized crime ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, post world war two, year 1940, year 1944
Place: denmark, germany, poland, copenhagen, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Harrison's Flowers (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Harrison Lloyd is a Pulitzer-winning photojournalist. His wife and family are making it hard for him to keep his mind on his work when he's in a war zone, and he wants to change jobs to something less stressful. But he's got one last ...
Style: disturbing, brutal, bleak, gloomy, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: genocide, journalism, murder, missing person, violence, civil war, photographer, battles, suspense, vengeance, obsessive quest, love affair ...
Time: 90s, 80s, year 1991, 70s
Place: former yugoslavia, new jersey, middle east, vietnam, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 5.5
 720
Che Guevara (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When he is captured in Bolivia, the "Che" is conducted to prission, when he remembers his life facts, the revolution and the women.
Style: disturbing, realistic, uplifting, captivating, serious ...
Plot: leadership, revolution, rebellion, injustice, politics, righting the wronged, fighting the system, folk hero, state affairs, rebelliousness, hopes, escapades ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, year 1959, year 1960 ...
Place: havana cuba, bolivia, latin america, cuba, argentina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.3
 22K
The Aftermath (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Germany, UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In the aftermath of World War II, a British colonel and his wife are assigned to live in Hamburg during the post-war reconstruction, but tensions arise with the German widower who lives with them.
Style: melancholic, realistic, philosophical, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
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Time: post world war two, 1940s, year 1945, year 1942, year 1943 ...
Place: hamburg germany, london, alps, northern germany
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79%