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The Captain (2017)
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The Captain (2017)
Original name: Der Hauptmann
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Germany, France, Poland, China, Portugal
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The Captain captures the final act of the Third Reich as Hitler's dream falls completely into ruins. The downfall is the seen through the eyes of a young German soldier who, amidst the chaos, decides to desert.
Style: tense, thought provoking, psychological, suspense, suspenseful, based on true events
Plot: deserter, nazi germany, nazi officer, impostor, war criminal, third reich, german soldier, human nature, juggling, psychology, obsession, captain, abuse, prejudice, power relations, explosion, mental illness, corruption, danger, morality, humiliation, alter ego, idealism, stereotypes, paranoid ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, 20th century, year 2017

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, tense, realistic and captivating films with plots about world war two, nazi, war, death, nazi germany, survival and violence mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like The Captain: Sobibor (2018), Valkyrie (2008), Land of Mine (2015), Hatred (2016), The Turncoat (2020). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Sobibor (2018)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Russia, Germany, Lithuania, Poland
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the true story, international historical project “Sobibor” is dedicated to the heroism of the Soviet o cer Alexander Pechersky. During the great Patriotic war, being in a Nazi concentration camp Sobibor he managed to do the impossible ...
Style: rough, based on true events, factual, suspenseful
Plot: nazi germany, world war two, holocaust, nazi, escape, holocaust survivor, jewish, mass murder, genocide, russian, pow, rebellion ...
Time: 1940s
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 7.1
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Valkyrie (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Japan, UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Wounded in Africa during World War II, Nazi Col. Claus von Stauffenberg returns to his native Germany and joins the Resistance in a daring plan to create a shadow government and assassinate Adolf Hitler. When events unfold so that he becomes a ...
Style: tense, factual, suspenseful, bad ending, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, nazism, war, nazi germany, german officer, resistance, colonel, bomb, nazi, deception, treason, assassination attempt ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, munich germany, tunisia ...
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100%
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Land of Mine (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Denmark, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the days following the surrender of Germany in May 1945, a group of young German prisoners of war were handed over to the Danish authorities and subsequently sent out to the West Coast, where they were ordered to remove the more than two million ...
Style: suspense, emotional, brutal, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: german soldier, minefield, soldier, world war two, war crime, pow, moral dilemma, teenager, child soldier, military officer, abuse of power, survival ...
Time: post world war two, 1940s, 20th century, year 1945, future
Place: denmark, germany
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100%
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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, escape, village, husband wife relationship, baby ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943, year 1939
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Turncoat (2020)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 173 min.
Story: Directed by Academy Award-winner Florian Gallenberger from Sigefried Lenz's international bestseller, "Der Überläufer" is set in the summer of 1944. German soldier Walter Proska is about to return to the Eastern Front when his train ...
Style: psychological, suspense, suspenseful, unusual plot structure, captivating ...
Plot: nazi germany, world war two, partisan, german soldier, pow, soldier, defector, beating, brother brother relationship, escape, male objectification, abuse ...
Time: year 1944, year 1945, 1940s, year 1956
Place: berlin germany, hamburg germany
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45%
The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: This film is based on the actual events that took place in 1971 when Stanford professor Dr. Philip Zimbardo created what became one of the most shocking and famous social experiments of all time.
Style: thought provoking, tense, psychological, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: psychology, university, prison, human nature, confined, teachers and students, human experiment, experiment, student, disorder, experiment gone awry, prison life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.9
 2K
The Bunker (1981)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 150 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, psychological, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: hitler, world war two, nazi germany, against humanity, downfall, confined, state affairs, life is a bitch, confinement indoors, wartime life, human nature, introspection ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
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39%
Battle of the Bulge (1965)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: In the winter of 1944, the Allied Armies stand ready to invade Germany at the coming of a New Year. To prevent this occurrence, Hitler orders an all out offensive to re-take French territory and capture the major port city of Antwerp. "The ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, epic ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: world war two, military, heroic mission, danger, campaign, epic battle, heroes, soldier, u.s. military, attack, tank, war ...
Time: 20th century, year 1944, 1940s
Place: belgium, europe, germany, berlin germany, hawaii ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Great Escape (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: The Nazis, exasperated at the number of escapes from their prison camps by a relatively small number of Allied prisoners, relocates them to a high-security 'escape-proof' camp to sit out the remainder of the war. Undaunted, the prisoners ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, epic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, world war two, freedom, prison escape, pow, optimism, soldier, desperation, officer, escape attempt, capture, prisoner ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: germany, switzerland, alps, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Eagle Has Landed (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: When the Nazi high command learns in late 1943 that Winston Churchill will be spending time at a country estate in Norfolk, it hatches an audacious scheme to kidnap the prime minister and spirit him to Germany for enforced negotiations with Hitler.
Style: exciting, serious, suspense, tense, intense ...
Plot: world war two, nazi germany, soldier, rescue, insubordination, espionage, crimes, danger, leadership, secret agents, top secret, military ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: england, germany, europe, poland, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Enemy at the Gates (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Ireland, UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Enemy at the Gates is a war film from Jean-Jacques Annaud from 2001 that takes place during the battle of Stalingard in World War II between the Russians and the Germans.
Style: serious, bleak, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: sniper, world war two, war, military, heroes, nazism, friendship, assassination, nazi officer, battle zone, trap, elimination ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1942
Place: russia, ussr, soviet union, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.7
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The Experiment (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Das Experiment is a shocking psycho thriller about the potential for brutality that humans hide. Even more shocking is the fact that it’s based on an actual occurrence—a 1971 psychological experiment at Stanford University that was aborted ...
Style: thought provoking, rough, psychological, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: torture, experiment, prison, rape, disorder, surveillance, humiliation, power relations, rivalry, sadism, abuse, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: germany, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Escape from Sobibor (1987)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Yugoslavia
Duration: 143 min.
Story: During WWII, the death camp at Treblinka had an escape, causing the Commandant at a similar camp in Sobibor to vow (actually threaten) that his camp would never experience the same thing. But those who were its captives, the Jewish laborers that had ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: concentration camp, escape, world war two, captivity, pow, genocide, brutality, against humanity, corporal punishment, holocaust, rebelliousness, moral dilemma ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Labyrinth of Lies (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A young prosecutor in postwar West Germany investigates a massive conspiracy to cover up the Nazi pasts of prominent public figures.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, thought provoking, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: holocaust, nazi war criminal, nazi, lawyer, genocide, idealism, fighting the system, uncover truth, prosecutor, nazi officer, against humanity, dishonesty ...
Time: post world war two, 20th century, 50s, year 1958, year 1963 ...
Place: germany, frankfurt germany, west germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Plot to Kill Hitler (1990)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Yugoslavia, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A historical recreation of the 1944 attempt by several German High Command Officers to assassinate Adolf Hitler and take control of the German government.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: heroes, battles, world war two, conspiracy, head of state, society, state affairs, assassination attempt, distopia, political unrest, wartime life, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
A Bag of Marbles (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Canada, Czech Republic
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In occupied France, Maurice and Joseph, two young Jewish brothers left to their own devices demonstrate an incredible amount of cleverness, courage, and ingenuity to escape the enemy invasion and to try to reunite their family once again.
Style: suspense, disturbing, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Plot: brother brother relationship, ss, german soldier, nazi, nazi occupation, holocaust, world war two, danger, military, soldier, jewish, machismo ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, year 1942, year 1943
Place: paris france, france, nice france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 157 min.
Story: A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May, 2011.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, rough, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, cia, manhunt, military, espionage, swat team, assassination, al qaeda, 9/11, terrorist, helicopter, navy seal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, september 11 2001, year 2011 ...
Place: pakistan, middle east, iraq, baghdad iraq, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.6
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Europa Europa (1990)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, France, Poland
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Jewish boy separated from his family in the early days of WWII poses as a German orphan and is taken into the heart of the Nazi world as a 'war hero' and eventually becomes a Hitler Youth. Although improbabilities and happenstance are ...
Style: epic, realistic, emotional, disturbing, contemplative ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, survival, ghetto, german, hitler youth, heroes, hidden identity, concentration camp, roommate, communism ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 40s, 30s
Place: latvia, germany, poland, europe, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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The Counterfeiters (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, War
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story Jewish counterfeiter, Salomon Sorowitsch, coerced into assisting the Nazi operation of the Sachsenhausen concentration camp during World War II.
Style: tense, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, harsh ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, forgery, counterfeit money, world war two, survival, anti semitism, jewish, german, war crime, nazi, racial slur ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany, austria, zurich switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.2
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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, bleak, disturbing, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: world war two, war, hitler, third reich, nazism, suicide, desperation, confined, national socialism, ss, paranoia, war crime ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1945
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, bavaria, prague czechoslovakia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, factual, heartbreaking, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: world war two, nazi germany, murder, gestapo, violence, torture, death of son, mechanic, bereavement, suicide, robbery, death of child ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1940, year 1943
Place: berlin germany, germany, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Scarlet and the Black (1983)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK, Italy
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Fr. Hugh O'Flaherty is a Vatican official in 1943-45 who has been hiding downed pilots, escaped prisoners of war, and Italian resistance families. His diplomatic status in a Catholic country prevents Colonel Kappler from openly arresting him, ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, factual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nazi, world war two, soldier, fighting the system, nun, military, clergy, uninhibited rivalry, human spirit, politics, hopes, survival ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: vatican, europe, rome italy, italy, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: True story of Germany's most famous anti-Nazi heroine brought to thrilling, dramatic life. Sophie Scholl stars Julia Jentsch in a luminous performance as the fearless activist of the underground student resistance group, The White Rose. Armed ...
Style: touching, tense, disturbing, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: nazism, historical character, resistance, german, politics, death sentence, human spirit, fighting the system, rebellion, tragic hero, gestapo, trial ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: munich germany, germany, europe, east germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 7.7
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Black Book (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Netherlands, Germany, UK, Belgium
Duration: 145 min.
Story: In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II, a Jewish singer infiltrates the regional Gestapo headquarters for the Dutch resistance.
Style: tense, psychological, epic, twists and turns, emotional ...
Plot: jewish, nazism, world war two, holocaust, atrocity, singer, espionage, spy, life is a bitch, occupation, betrayal, escape ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 40s, 20th century, year 1944 ...
Place: holland, netherlands, europe, israel, belgium ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Edelweiss Pirates (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Im Kölner Stadtteil Ehrenfeld lebt eine Gruppe von Arbeiterkindern kurz vor Ende des Zweiten Weltkriegs ihren ganz eigenen Alltag. Die selbsternannten „Edelweißpiraten“ träumen von einer gerechten Welt und sehnen sich nach der unbeschwerten ...
Style: captivating, tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: resistance, wartime life, human spirit, young heroes, rebellion, danger, against humanity, life is a bitch, confined, idealism, rebelliousness, captivity ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.4
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Salvador (1986)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA, Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A second rated journalist from the US tries his luck in El Salvador during the military dictatorship in the 1980s.
Style: tense, suspense, rough, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: civil war, journalism, photojournalist, war, politics, liberal, media, state affairs, life is a bitch, war correspondent, dictatorship, dictator ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: south america, central america, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.6
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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, romantic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, nazi occupation, nazism, nazi germany, death, friendship, love and romance, young love, rebel army, love affair, friends, love story ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Summer of '44 - The Lost Generation (2017)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, Czech Republic
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Summer 1944, Schwäbisch Hall. Contrary to the war propaganda and the decreed heroism, the 16-year-old boys dream of Swing music, sex and freedom - and of Lore, the air force helper from the air base, who attracts all eyes in her red swimsuit. At ...
Style: psychological, suspense, suspenseful, touching, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, nazi germany, teenager, coming of age, father son relationship, public humiliation, boy, love and romance, youth, danger, fall in love, friends ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
March of millions (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 180 min.
Story: In 1944 many Germans in Eastern Prussia believed like Lena von Mahlenberg, daughter of a local aristocrat, that Hitler would surrender and spare them from being invaded by the vengeful Russian Red Army. He didn't and they had to flee.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: family relations, wartime life, life is a bitch, danger, parents and children, survival, war, nobility, fight, aristocracy, world war two, escape ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.6
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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: captivating, serious, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: war, world war two, nazi occupation, soldier, against the odds, battles, danger, military, surprise attack, friendship, rivalry, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1940
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%