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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, emotional, captivating, realistic, disturbing
Plot: holocaust, nazism, investigation, introspection, haunted by the past, writer's life, journalism, couple relations, against humanity, confined, crimes, couples, occupation, family secret, death, journalist, guilt, escape, separation from family, secret past, apartment, suicide of mother, jewish family, death of brother, locked in ...
Time: contemporary, 40s, 20th century, 21st century, year 1942, 1940s, 2000s
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, life is a bitch, danger and nazi mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres. Some movies like Sarah's Key: The Round Up (2010), The Last Train (2006), Freedom (2009), 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, serious, disturbing, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, nazism, parents and children, anti semitism, genocide, injustice, war, nazi occupation, against humanity, danger, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1942
Place: europe, france, vichy, germany, paris france
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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: serious, bleak, realistic, disturbing, captivating
Plot: holocaust, nazism, concentration camp, anti semitism, train ride, against humanity, confined, train, life is a bitch, war, nazi officer, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1943
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 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: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: racism, holocaust, rebelliousness, social differences, concentration camp, village, injustice, against humanity, life is a bitch, on the run, moral dilemma, captivity ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 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: gloomy, serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: holocaust, haunted by the past, missing person, wartime life, against humanity, crimes, toys, ex athlete, occupation, wedding preparations and rituals, family disapproval, post world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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: serious, realistic
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, escape, soldier, wartime life, against humanity, nazism, confined, society, life is a bitch, suspicion, checkpoint ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942
Place: france, switzerland, europe, paris france
⇓ 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, race against time, wartime life, chases and races, danger, disobey, nazi occupied france, secret passage, embroidery, ss, wehrmacht, sabotage ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: france, europe, paris france, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 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: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, uplifting
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, hopes, deportation, society, war, couples, life is a bitch, nazi germany, soldier, human spirit, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1940s
Place: europe, germany, usa, new york, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, realistic, captivating, touching ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, betrayal, gays and lesbians, hidden identity, nazi occupation, wartime life, against humanity, gender, life is a bitch, friendship, social relations ...
Time: 40s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: serious, emotional, gloomy, realistic
Plot: holocaust, ghetto, rescue, social worker, against humanity, nazi germany, life is a bitch, confined, hopes, rabbi, accountant, smuggling ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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: emotional, serious, sincere, realistic, rough ...
Plot: holocaust, gays and lesbians, romance, wartime life, woman in danger, fall in love, against humanity, danger, love and romance, gender, life is a bitch, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 30s
Place: france, europe, germany, paris france
⇓ 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, heartbreaking ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holocaust, friendship, against humanity, concentration camp, childhood, young heroes, jewish, nazism, wartime life, atrocity, gas chamber, innocence lost ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, poland, europe, switzerland, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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: semi serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, ghetto, survival, starvation, war, anti heroes, human spirit, wartime life, against humanity, confined, danger, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe, germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, gloomy, tense, realistic, sentimental
Plot: hidden identity, romance, dishonesty, mysterious character, switching roles, fall in love, nazism, love and romance, impostor, church, execution, village ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, bleak ...
Plot: ghetto, rabbi, holocaust, survival, sexual abuse, war, wartime life, family life, against humanity, society, family relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, poland, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.9
 513
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, captivating, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: love triangle, family in danger, isolation, wartime life, confined, danger, couples, life is a bitch, couple relations, infidelity, against humanity, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
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: serious, bleak, captivating, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: holocaust, deportation, cabaret, vigilantism, haunted by the past, against humanity, state affairs, vengeance, idealism, moral dilemma, murder, deadly ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 80s, 1930s
Place: europe, france, berlin germany, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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, nazi germany, life is a bitch, jewish, human spirit, book, nazi, against humanity, runaway, youth ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1939 ...
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: bleak, serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, israeli, mental institution, haunted by the past, mental illness, life is a bitch, nazi officer, against humanity, violin, jewish ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 60s, 1920s ...
Place: israel, europe, germany, middle east, berlin germany
⇓ 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: serious, bleak, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: ghetto, holocaust, anti semitism, deportation, anti heroes, war, survival, human spirit, genocide, heroic mission, political unrest, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1940s
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: train, love affair, love and romance, war, gestapo, family, fugitives, on the run, romance, couple relations, love triangle, holocaust ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, year 1940
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.4
 632
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: serious, emotional, realistic, tense
Plot: dangerous attraction, fall in love, romance, danger, life is a bitch, vengeance, sexual abuse, love and romance, couples, grudge, police, imprisonment
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ 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, disturbing, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, debate, auschwitz, human nature, anti semitism, genocide, religions or cults, against humanity, life is a bitch, society, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, poland, israel, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: bleak, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: starvation, ghetto, holocaust, young heroes, survival, orphan, war, human spirit, innocence lost, anti semitism, wartime life, against humanity ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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: serious, emotional, realistic, tense, sincere
Plot: anti heroes, war, daring rescue, journalism, survival, uncover truth, anti semitism, genocide, holocaust, racism, wartime life, politics ...
Place: europe, france
⇓ 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: bleak, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: resistance, commando, d day, hospital, holocaust, betrayal, rescue, anti heroes, war, soldier, survival, officers and cadets ...
Time: 40s, year 1945, year 1944, 1940s
Place: normandy, england, europe, france, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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, tense, realistic
Plot: holocaust, survival, in the woods, shoah, holocaust survivor, against humanity, danger, coming of age, youth, hiding, girl, rape ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.2
 313
Cet amour-l? (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Cet Amour-là is an intimate portrait of a legendary love affair. Set against the beauty of the Breton seaside, it is also a film that revels in the insights that Marguerite Duras' writing affords.
Style: clever, serious, talky, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: romance, fall in love, writer's life, human nature, introspection, couple relations, destructive relationship, love affair, culture clash, haunted by the past, wartime life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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: bleak, serious, captivating, realistic, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, survival, racism, ghetto, war, against humanity, confined, heroes, against the odds, danger, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, poland, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Out of the Ashes (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The real-life story of Gisella Perl, a Jewish Hungarian doctor imprisoned in the notorious Auschwitz death camp of World War II.
Style: bleak, serious, emotional, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, pregnancy, immigrants, starting over, survival, human spirit, war, anti semitism, family in danger, genocide, wartime life ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: hungary, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: thought provoking, serious, bleak, realistic, disturbing
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, anti heroes, survival, war, attic, human spirit, racism, wartime life, injustice, against humanity, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%