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Sarah's Key (2010)
 7.5
 15K
Sarah's Key (2010)
Original name: Elle s'appelait Sarah
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On the night of 16 July 1942, ten year old Sarah and her parents are being arrested and transported to the Velodrome d'Hiver in Paris where thousands of other jews are being send to get deported. Sarah however managed to lock her little brother in a closed just before the police entered their appartment.Sixty years later, Julia Jarmond, an American journalist in Paris, gets the assignment to write an article about this raid, a black page in the history of France. She starts digging archives and through Sarah's file discovers a well kept secret about her own in-laws.
Style: serious, captivating, emotional, realistic, disturbing
Plot: holocaust, nazism, crimes, investigation, writer's life, confined, couple relations, journalism, family secret, occupation, haunted by the past, couples, introspection, against humanity, death, journalist, architect, murder, murder of family, deportation, jewish family, death of brother, guilt, escape, death of family ...
Time: 40s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 1940s, 2000s, year 1942
Place: france, europe, manhattan new york city, paris france

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Most similar movies to Sarah's Key

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and bleak films with plots about world war two, holocaust, against humanity, wartime life, nazi, danger and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres. Some movies like Sarah's Key: The Round Up (2010), The Last Train (2006), Freedom (2009), Monsieur Batignole (2002), A Secret (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.0
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The Round Up (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, Germany, Hungary
Duration: 115 min.
Story: 1942. Joseph is eleven. And this June morning, he must go to school, a yellow star sown on his chest. He receives the support of a goods dealer. The mockery of a baker. Between kindness and contempt, Jo, his Jewish friends, their families, learn of ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, nazism, confined, against humanity, genocide, corrupt officer, society, occupation, corrupt law enforcer, war, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1942
Place: europe, france, paris france, vichy, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Last Train (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, Czech Republic
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A group of people are imprisoned in a rail car bound from Berlin to a concentration camp in 1945.
Style: disturbing, serious, bleak, realistic, captivating
Plot: holocaust, nazism, train ride, anti semitism, concentration camp, train, war, life is a bitch, confined, against humanity, danger, pow ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1940s
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.3
 1K
Freedom (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A Gypsy family travels the French roads during the Second World War, followed by Little Claude, a young boy seeking a new family after his parents "left and never returned". Upon reaching a town where they traditionally stop for a few ...
Style: emotional, serious, atmospheric, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, racism, family in danger, danger, village, on the run, concentration camp, injustice, rebellion, against humanity, chases and races, confined ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Monsieur Batignole (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1942, in an occupied Paris, the apolitical grocer Edmond Batignole lives with his wife and daughter in a small apartment in the building of his grocery. When his future son-in-law and collaborator of the German Pierre-Jean Lamour calls the Nazis ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, soldier, escape, life is a bitch, confined, wartime life, against humanity, society, nazism, world war two, record player ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942
Place: france, switzerland, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 6.8
 3K
A Secret (2007)
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: realistic, serious, gloomy, offbeat
Plot: holocaust, family disapproval, ex athlete, missing person, against humanity, toys, crimes, wartime life, wedding preparations and rituals, occupation, haunted by the past, sex in bed ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.1
 4K
Diplomacy (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The night of August 24, 1944. The fate of Paris is in the hands of General von Choltitz, governor of Grand Paris, who is preparing, on Hitler’s orders, to blow up the French capital. The descendent of a long line of Prussian military men, the ...
Style: captivating, talky, serious, realistic
Plot: soldier, disobey, danger, wartime life, chases and races, race against time, hotel room, shot in the head, ends with biographical notes, nazi occupied france, letter, rifle ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: france, europe, paris france, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.8
 2K
Rosenstrasse (2003)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 136 min.
Story: When Ruth's husband dies in New York, in 2000, she imposes strict Jewish mourning, which puzzles her children. A stranger comes to the house - Ruth's cousin - with a picture of Ruth, age 8, in Berlin, with a woman the cousin says helped ...
Style: realistic, uplifting, emotional, serious, touching
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, soldier, human spirit, couples, society, hopes, wartime life, couple relations, life is a bitch, war, nazi germany ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1940s
Place: usa, new york, europe, germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Irena Sendler is a Catholic social worker who has sympathized with the Jews since her childhood, when her physician father died of typhus contracted while treating poor Jewish patients. When she initially proposes saving Jewish children from the ...
Style: gloomy, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: holocaust, ghetto, social worker, rescue, against humanity, confined, hopes, life is a bitch, rabbi, accountant, smuggling, nazi germany ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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A Love to Hide (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young Jewish girl, Sarah, is looking to escape the clutches of the Third Reich after seeing her parents and sister brutally slain by a smuggler who betrayed them while attempting to escape to England. Terrified, she is sheltered by her childhood ...
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, betrayal, friendship, refugees, hidden identity, life is a bitch, wartime life, against humanity, social relations, gender, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 40s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.5
 14K
Jakob the Liar (1999)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Hungary, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In 1944 Poland, a Jewish shop keeper named Jakob is summoned to ghetto headquarters after being caught out after curfew. While waiting for the German Kommondant, Jakob overhears a German radio broadcast about Russian troop movements. Returned to the ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, uplifting, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: holocaust, starvation, ghetto, survival, war, wartime life, anti heroes, social relations, confined, figment, against humanity, protecting from truth ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe, germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.9
 181
November Moon (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: "November Moon" is a timeless and compelling love story set against the backdrop of Nazi-occupied France. On the brink of war and in the face of escalating anti-Jewish activity, November has fled her native Germany for the relative safety ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, fall in love, life is a bitch, love and romance, against humanity, wartime life, romance, gays and lesbians, gender, danger, love triangle, woman in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 30s
Place: france, europe, paris france, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When his family moves from their home in Berlin to a strange new house in Poland, young Bruno befriends Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the fence where everyone seems to be wearing striped pajamas. Unaware of Shmuel's fate as a ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, disturbing, gloomy ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holocaust, friendship, concentration camp, against humanity, childhood, jewish, young heroes, nazism, wartime life, atrocity, tragic event, gas chamber ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, poland, europe, switzerland, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.6
 118K
The Book Thief (2013)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 131 min.
Story: While subjected to the horrors of WWII Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, a Jewish refuge is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, adoption, family secret, human spirit, life is a bitch, nazi germany, jewish, youth, childhood, book, against humanity, nazi ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1939 ...
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Tenth Man (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: During World War 2 the Germans arrested people at random off the streets of Paris and in retaliation to sabotage by the resistance announced the execution of one in ten prisoners. Chosen as one of the victims, lawyer Chavel trades his place with ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, gloomy, sentimental
Plot: dishonesty, fall in love, love and romance, switching roles, romance, mysterious character, hidden identity, nazism, servant, airplane, coward, destiny ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.9
 531
Spring 1941 (2007)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland, Israel
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After Germany invades Poland and the Nazis order the confinement of all local Jews in the ghetto, medical doctor Artur Planck (Joseph Fiennes) manages to flee with his family, seeking refuge at the farm of Emilia (Kelly Harrison), their former ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sexual, tense ...
Plot: love triangle, isolation, family in danger, danger, dishonesty, couples, infidelity, life is a bitch, couple relations, ghetto, love and romance, against humanity ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.8
 765
The Passerby (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: During an interview, Max Baumstein (Piccoli), respected chairman of a humanitarian organisation, shoots the Paraguayan ambassador dead, in cold blood. Tried for first-degree murder, he explains himself: the ambassador was a former Nazi official, ...
Style: captivating, serious, suspenseful, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: deportation, cabaret, holocaust, life is a bitch, against humanity, state affairs, haunted by the past, vigilantism, murder, moral dilemma, vengeance, idealism ...
Time: 30s, 80s, 40s, 1930s
Place: france, europe, paris france, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.0
 977
The Last Train (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two people, a Frenchman Julien Maroyeur and a Jewish German woman (Anna Kupfer) met on a train while escaping the German army entering France.
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: train, couple relations, love and romance, fugitives, romance, wartime life, against humanity, war, pregnancy, love triangle, on the run, couples ...
Time: 40s, year 1940, 1940s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
In the Presence of Mine Enemies (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the Warsau Ghetto of 1943, one man's struggle to keep his family together leads him to the ultimate crisis of faith, and one final chance at redemption. Written by legendary 'Twilight Zone' creator, Rod Sterling.
Style: gloomy, disturbing, bleak, emotional, serious ...
Plot: rabbi, ghetto, holocaust, sexual abuse, survival, family life, human spirit, misfit, society, injustice, religions or cults, danger ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 7.3
 4K
Uprising (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 177 min.
Story: Jews rise up in the Warsaw Ghetto against the Nazis in 1943.
Style: realistic, bleak, emotional, serious, tense ...
Plot: ghetto, holocaust, deportation, anti semitism, against humanity, confined, anti heroes, life is a bitch, heroic mission, war, wartime life, battles ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1943
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Island on Bird Street (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Denmark, UK, Germany, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Alex is an 11-year old boy who, during WWII, hides in the Jewish ghetto from Nazis after all the relatives have been sent to the concentration camp. The movie portrays the ghetto through his eyes.
Style: tense, realistic, bleak, serious
Plot: starvation, holocaust, ghetto, against humanity, wartime life, war, young heroes, innocence lost, danger, youth, anti semitism, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Adam Resurrected (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, USA, Israel
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Before the war, in Berlin, Adam was an entertainer- cabaret impresario, magician, musician-loved by all until he finds himself in a concentration camp, confronted by Commandant Klein. Adam survives the camp by becoming the Klein's ...
Style: realistic, bleak, emotional, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, mental institution, mental illness, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, against humanity, nazi officer, breast fondling, butt, nazi ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 60s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: israel, middle east, europe, germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.7
 3K
God on Trial (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In the Jewish tradition of arguing with God, Jewish prisoners in Auschwitz decide to put God on Trial.
Style: bleak, serious, tense, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, debate, auschwitz, rivalry, human nature, introspection, society, against humanity, life is a bitch, confined, anti semitism ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: europe, poland, israel, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.4
 641
In Your Hands (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Stockholm Syndrome. Feelings arise between a young kidnapper and his victim, a woman surgeon. He seeks revenge for a medical accident that prevents him from living peacefully and decides to kidnapp the woman he holds responsible. When the latter ...
Style: tense, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: grudge, sexual abuse, vengeance, fall in love, couples, danger, romance, love and romance, dangerous attraction, life is a bitch, imprisonment, police
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Varian's War: The Forgotten Hero (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Varian Fry rescues more than 2,000 artists from Nazi persecution during World War II.
Style: tense, emotional, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: heroes, rescue, racism, confined, anti heroes, against humanity, daring rescue, life is a bitch, state affairs, escapades, uncover truth, war ...
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Female Agents (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: May 1944, a group of French servicewomen and resistance fighters are enlisted into the British Special Operations Executive commando group under the command of Louise Desfontaines and her brother Pierre. Their mission, to rescue a British army ...
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, captivating
Plot: resistance, rescue, betrayal, hospital, d day, commando, holocaust, anti heroes, against humanity, heroic mission, workplace intrigue, war ...
Time: 40s, year 1945, year 1944, 1940s
Place: normandy, europe, england, france, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.1
 148
The Wall (1982)
Genre: Action, War, Drama
Country: Poland, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A dramatic re-enactment of the Warsaw Ghetto Jewish uprising in April 1943 were 650 armed members of the Jewish Fighting Organization of Poland held off a 3,000 strong Nazi force in which only a handful of Jews survived. Tom Conti plays Dolek ...
Style: thought provoking, tense, captivating, serious, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, escapades, confined, military, heroes, survival, danger, war, against humanity, ghetto, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Is Paris Burning? (1966)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: The title is Adolf Hitler's question to his chief of staff Alfred Jodl on the eve of the liberation of Paris (August 25): the military governor of Paris, General Dietrich von Choltitz, had been ordered to destroy Paris rather than let it fall ...
Style: serious, emotional, captivating, harsh, factual ...
Plot: holocaust, moral dilemma, rescue, wartime life, totalitarianism, against the odds, resistance, anti heroes, heroic mission, danger, insubordination, survival ...
Time: 40s, year 1944, 1940s
Place: france, europe, paris france, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.0
 50
Tsili (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Tsili is a young girl caught in the middle of World War II. After her family is taken to a concentration camp, Tsili hides in the forest, free from hatred and men, until the arrival of Marek, a stranger who speaks to her in Yiddish.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: holocaust, survival, coming of age, danger, youth, against humanity, in the woods, holocaust survivor, shoah, forest, rain, girl ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.2
 42K
Come and See (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union, Belarus
Duration: 142 min.
Story: The invasion of a village in Byelorussia by German forces sends young Florya into the forest to join the weary Resistance fighters, against his family's wishes. There he meets a girl, Glasha, who accompanies him back to his village. On ...
Style: bleak, thought provoking, surreal, rough, serious ...
Plot: against humanity, genocide, atrocity, anti war, holocaust, war crime, surrealism, survival, war, occupation, execution, military ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1943, 1940s
Place: russia, europe, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: During the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam, Otto Frank decides to hide his family, who are Jewish, after his daughter Margot is called to appear for transport to a Nazi labour camp. Miep Gies, Otto Frank's office assistant hides them in the attic ...
Style: bleak, serious, thought provoking, disturbing, realistic
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, life is a bitch, anti heroes, confined, hopes, against humanity, wartime life, war, injustice, survival, on the run ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 20th century
Place: europe, amsterdam, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%