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Sarah's Key (2010)
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Sarah's Key (2010)
Original name: Elle s'appelait Sarah
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 111 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: captivating, emotional, disturbing, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: holocaust, jewish family, nazism, world war two, investigation, journalism, family secret, haunted by the past, crimes, confined, occupation, introspection, against humanity, tragic past, murder, secret past, murder of family, writer's life, couple relations, couples, death, journalist, architect, abortion, deportation ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, year 1942, 2000s
Place: france, europe, paris france, new york, manhattan new york city

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and bleak films with plots about world war two, against humanity, holocaust, wartime life, confined, nazi and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like Sarah's Key: The Round Up (2010), The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008), The Last Train (2006), A Secret (2007), Monsieur Batignole (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: thought provoking, emotional, disturbing, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, nazism, concentration camp, nazi germany, against humanity, genocide, injustice, occupation, society, danger, confined, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1942
Place: france, paris france, europe, vichy, germany
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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, 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, heartbreaking, emotional, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holocaust, world war two, jewish, concentration camp, childhood, friendship, against humanity, nazism, wartime life, atrocity, gas chamber, nazi ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, poland, europe, berlin germany, switzerland
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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, realistic, serious, bleak, captivating
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, nazism, danger, pow, life is a bitch, war, confined, world war two, concentration camp, brutality, train ride ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, occupation, wartime life, crimes, missing person, against humanity, family disapproval, haunted by the past, toys, wedding preparations and rituals, ex athlete ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1940s
Place: europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, exciting
Plot: holocaust, world war two, nazism, soldier, anti semitism, child, against humanity, life is a bitch, wartime life, confined, society, collaboration ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942
Place: paris france, france, switzerland, europe
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73%
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: serious, emotional, touching, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: gay, holocaust, anti semitism, life is a bitch, gay relationship, wartime life, social relations, hidden identity, traitor, betrayal, cruelty, childhood friend ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, captivating, realistic, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: racism, holocaust, world war two, moral dilemma, life is a bitch, social differences, rebelliousness, concentration camp, rebellion, on the run, family in danger, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: france, europe
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60%
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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: realistic, serious, captivating, talky
Plot: world war two, soldier, wartime life, disobey, danger, race against time, diplomacy, french resistance, sabotage, destruction of city, demolished city, german occupation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: paris france, france, europe, sweden
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54%
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Emotional Arithmetic (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An emotionally scarred fifty-something female, a high-profile but haunted British novelist, and a heroic dissident-cum-Soviet psychiatric hospital veteran, all reunite decades after bonding and surviving together in a detention camp during World War ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, disturbing, contemplative
Plot: holocaust, haunted by the past, human spirit, genocide, homecoming, confined, world war two, anti semitism, against humanity, concentration camp, hopes, battles ...
Place: france, paris france, europe, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Adam Resurrected (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, Israel, USA
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: touching, bleak, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, nazi, survival, world war two, against humanity, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, mental illness, circus, mental institution, clown ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1930s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: israel, europe, middle east, germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: realistic, serious, emotional, suspense, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, ghetto, world war two, social worker, rescue, life is a bitch, against humanity, rabbi, confined, nazi germany, anti semitism, accountant ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: uplifting, serious, touching, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: holocaust, nazi germany, anti semitism, life is a bitch, wartime life, human spirit, couple relations, society, hopes, strong female character, world war two, courage ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: berlin germany, new york, germany, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.6
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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: uplifting, emotional, gloomy, sincere, humorous ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, hopes, starvation, survival, ghetto, war, heroes, anti heroes, confined, danger, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe, germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.0
 599
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: captivating, serious, emotional, tense, sexy ...
Plot: love triangle, family in danger, couple relations, infidelity, love and romance, dishonesty, against humanity, couples, isolation, wartime life, confined, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: serious, disturbing, thought provoking, tense, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, atrocity, legal, world war two, debate, life is a bitch, confined, genocide, human nature, human spirit, anti semitism ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, poland, germany, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Only Way (1970)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Denmark, Panama, UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In April 1940, the armies of Nazi Germany invaded Denmark. The Danish government promised peaceful cooperation on the condition that Denmark s Jews remain free. The Nazi s agreed. In October, 1943, the agreement was broken...This is the true and ...
Style: contemplative, thought provoking, uplifting, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, war, state affairs, against humanity, heroes, confined, danger, battles, military, politics, society ...
Time: 1940s
Place: denmark, europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Fall of the Innocent (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 126 min.
Story: With the Nazi takeover of Europe underway, the Reich Protector Reinhard Heydrich arrives in Prague and his underlings begin enforcing his authority in the towns and villages across the occupied country. In Lidice, the film's main protagonist, ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, emotional, serious, bleak
Plot: nazi occupation, assassination, world war two, holocaust, mass murder, political repression, wartime life, heroic mission, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, genocide, social relations ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: czechoslovakia, czech republic, prague
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.0
 211
Nina's House (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Starting in 1944 in the wake of the Liberation and continuing into the '60s, 'houses of hope' were established to lend a semblance of continuity to youngsters orpahaned by the war. Nina's Home takes place between September 1944 ...
Style: uplifting, captivating, serious, emotional, touching ...
Plot: adoption, orphan, survival, confined, concentration camp, orphanage, family relations, frame up, anti semitism, holocaust, society, against humanity ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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, bleak, disturbing, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: ghetto, rabbi, world war two, holocaust, danger, human spirit, wartime life, family life, survival, anti semitism, parents and children, confined ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: europe, poland, warsaw poland
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44%
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The Assault (1986)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 141 min.
Story: At the end of WW II the Dutch resistance kills a German officer in front of the house of a Dutch family. Years after the war the young boy who witnessed the killing runs into the members of the resistance who committed the killing.
Style: serious, sincere, psychological, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, war, murder, atrocity, coming of age, nightclub, wartime life, concentration camp, investigation, haunted by the past, against humanity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 60s, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, bleak, realistic, serious
Plot: world war two, ghetto, jewish ghetto, orphan, starvation, jewish, holocaust, survival, child in peril, youth, confined, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: emotional, serious, captivating, harsh, factual ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, moral dilemma, wartime life, against the odds, totalitarianism, rescue, resistance, insubordination, danger, anti heroes, heroic mission ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: france, paris france, europe, warsaw poland, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
One Day You'll Understand (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, Israel
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man endeavors to collect memories of his grandparents who died in a concentration camp during the Holocaust.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: haunted by the past, family relations, family life, parents and children, holocaust, death in the family, love and romance, against humanity, society, war crime, old photograph, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: paris france, middle east, germany, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Fugitive Pieces (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: Greece, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A child escapes from Poland during World War II and first heads to Greece before coming of age in Canada.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, emotional, exciting ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, haunted by the past, breakup, childhood trauma, fugitives, life is a bitch, wartime life, survival, war, coming of age, loss of parent ...
Place: canada, europe, greece, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.1
 50
Tsili (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France, Italy
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: serious, realistic, bleak, disturbing, tense
Plot: holocaust, world war two, survival, danger, youth, against humanity, holocaust survivor, in the woods, hiding, jewish, coming of age, rainstorm ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.2
 5K
Uprising (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 177 min.
Story: Jews rise up in the Warsaw Ghetto against the Nazis in 1943.
Style: uplifting, captivating, serious, rough, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, deportation, rebellion, anti semitism, human spirit, wartime life, survival, life is a bitch, ghetto, political unrest, genocide, battles ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Heartbeat Detector (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Music, War
Country: France
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A psychologist discovers troubling links between Nazism and modern-day big business.
Style: serious, psychological, bleak, tense, realistic ...
Plot: nazism, investigation, workplace situations, workplace, deadly, crimes, murder, workplace intrigue, haunted by the past, corporation, chaos and mayhem, factory ...
Place: france, paris france, europe, maine
⇓ 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: serious, realistic, tense, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: hidden identity, mysterious character, romance, love and romance, dishonesty, switching roles, fall in love, nazism, love triangle, love, shot in the chest, prison ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Bunker (1981)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Dramatization depicting the events surrounding Adolf Hitler's last weeks in and around his underground bunker in Berlin before and during the battle for the city.
Style: realistic, bleak, disturbing, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, nazi germany, hitler, against humanity, adolf hitler, wartime life, confinement indoors, downfall, confined, state affairs, life is a bitch, introspection ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Army of Shadows (1969)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Betrayed by an informant, Philippe Gerbier (Lino Ventura) finds himself trapped in a torturous Nazi prison camp. Though Gerbier escapes to rejoin the Resistance in occupied Marseilles, France, and exacts his revenge on the informant, he must ...
Style: bleak, gloomy, stylized, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: world war two, french resistance, betrayal, terrorist, government agency, intrigue, espionage, rescue, underground, death sentence, resistance, prison ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1943
Place: paris france, france, marseille, europe, lyon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%