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Memoir of War (2017)
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Memoir of War (2017)
Original name: La Douleur
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: France, Belgium, Switzerland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: June 1944, France is still under the German Occupation. The writer Robert Antelme, major figure of the Resistance, is arrested and deported. His young wife, Marguerite, writer and resistant, was torn by the anguish of not having her news and her secret liaison with her comrade Dyonis. She met a French agent of the Gestapo, Rabier, and, ready to do anything to find her husband, tested an ambiguous relationship with this troubled man, only to be able to help him.
Style: romantic, heartbreaking, serious, melancholic, realistic, factual, compassionate
Plot: world war two, french resistance, nazism, concentration camp, wartime life, gestapo, nazi occupation, sea, police officer, beach, female protagonist, end of war, nazi occupied france, war, military, love and romance, nazi soldier, prisoner of war camp, women, nazi, nazi collaborator, restaurant, hugging, end of love, concentration camp survivor ...
Time: year 1945, year 1944, 1940s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and suspense films with plots about world war two, war, wartime life, nazi, life is a bitch, military and danger mostly in Drama, War and Biography genres. Some movies like Memoir of War: Silence of the Sea (2004), Female Agents (2008), Lucie Aubrac (1997), A Bag of Marbles (2017), Diplomacy (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Silence of the Sea (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In a small town in the West of France, during the German Occupation, a room is requisitioned by a Wehrmacht captain, Werner von Ebrennac. The house where he now stays is inhabited by young Jeanne, who makes a living by giving piano lessons, and by ...
Style: suspense, captivating, psychological
Plot: world war two, german officer, nazi occupation, nazi, german soldier, french resistance, female protagonist, pianist, german occupation, grandfather granddaughter relationship, life is a bitch, relationship problems ...
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Female Agents (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 148 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: serious, realistic, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, french resistance, resistance, female agent, wartime life, rescue, betrayal, heroic mission, hospital, d day, spy, military ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, year 1944
Place: paris france, london, france, europe, england ...
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93%
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Lucie Aubrac (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A love story or a tale of the resistance, this poignant movie tells both the haunting story of a French resistance cell in Lyon but also the love of Lucie Aubrac for her husband...
Style: emotional, sexy, talky, romantic, factual ...
Plot: world war two, french resistance, love, romance, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, resistance, beautiful scenery, german, torture, adaptation, fantasy world ...
Time: 1940s, 19th century, 20th century
Place: france, england, lyon, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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: tense, captivating, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: world war two, brother brother relationship, holocaust, ss, nazi occupation, german soldier, nazi, german occupation, soldier, jewish, military, murder of family ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, year 1943, year 1944
Place: paris france, nice france, france
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Diplomacy (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, 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, political
Plot: world war two, diplomacy, soldier, wartime life, french resistance, sabotage, obedience, german occupation, disobey, race against time, death, demolished city ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, sweden, europe
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76%
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Calm at Sea (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teenager joins the resistance in Nazi-occupied France during World War II.
Style: rough, bleak, tense, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: world war two, german soldier, repression, execution, nazi officer, suppression, concentration camp, assassination, hostage, french resistance, wehrmacht, collaborator ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941, 20th century
Place: france, europe
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Code Name: Emerald (1985)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In april 1944, an allied agent is sent to France in order to rescue an "overlord" captured by the Germans. (An "overlord" is one of the few men who knew the date and place of the "D" day). To achieve this goal, he will ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: world war two, spy, espionage, d day, undercover, rescue, secret agents, war, escapades, spring, ss, cell mate ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Stones for the Rampart (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 111 min.
Story: To be defeated and not be - a victory. This is the motto that life is guided by three young friends: Alek, Sophy and Rudy. Scouts, high school graduates high school in Warsaw drifting ambitious plans for the future broken through September 1939. ...
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, war, wartime life, life is a bitch, against the odds, daring rescue, prospector, wartime, resistance fighter, nazi occupation, resistance, german occupation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Suite Française (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK, France, Canada, Belgium, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: France, 1940. In the first days of occupation, beautiful Lucile Angellier is trapped in a stifled existence with her controlling mother-in-law as they both await news of her husband: a prisoner of war. Parisian refugees start to pour into their ...
Style: captivating, emotional, realistic, romantic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, forbidden love, war, nazi occupation, fall in love, german officer, german soldier, wartime life, love and romance, nazi, nazi officer, adultery ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940, 20th century, 18th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, england, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, realistic, emotional, suspense, tense ...
Audience: date night, family outing
Plot: holocaust, world war two, nazi germany, ghetto, jewish, social worker, rescue, wartime life, life is a bitch, against humanity, historical figure, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Rommel (2012)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, France, Austria
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A new film about Erwin Rommel has been shown on German television, depicting the general as a weak man undone by his links to Adolf Hitler.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: world war two, military, assassination attempt, d day, nazi, dishonesty, state affairs, rivalry, political unrest, political conspiracy, assassination plot, court ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, 20th century
Place: europe, france, berlin germany, paris france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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The Blockhouse (1973)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of Slave workers, drafted by the Nazis to help construct their coastal defenses in 1944 are trapped in an underground bunker when the Allies land at Normandy on D-Day. They find huge dtores of food but not enough candles. The slow dying of ...
Style: gloomy, suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, bunker, d day, survival, wartime life, holocaust, human spirit, prison, confined, escapades, war, hopes ...
Time: 1940s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Winter in Wartime (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 103 min.
Story: During World War II in the freezing Netherlands winter of 1944/1945 the western Netherlands are in the grip of a famine. Many people move east to provide for their families. Fourteen year old Michiel can't wait to join the Dutch resistance, to ...
Style: tense, exciting, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, coming of age, resistance movement, wartime life, war, winter, execution, occupation, nazism, nazi, resistance, nazi occupation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: netherlands, europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Strange Gardens (2003)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lucien, 14, can’t understand why his father, a serious and respected teacher, makes a fool of himself by dressing up as a clown and giving a show. André, Lucien’s father’s best friend, feels for the teenager and decides to reveal something ...
Style: tense, disturbing, suspense, captivating
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Time: 1940s
Place: france
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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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, nazism, holocaust survivor, world war two, nazi germany, german occupation, jewish, genocide, injustice, against humanity, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, post world war two, year 1942
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: realistic, atmospheric, emotional, captivating, serious ...
Plot: world war two, gypsy, racism, holocaust, life is a bitch, social differences, moral dilemma, family in danger, concentration camp, on the run, rebelliousness, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Hamsun (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Germany
Duration: 159 min.
Story: Knut Hamsun is Norway's most famous and admired author. Ever since he was young he has hated the English for the starvation they caused Norway during WWI. When the Germans occupy Norway 9 April 1940 he welcomes them and the protection they can ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sincere, uplifting ...
Plot: world war two, writers, writer's life, holocaust, nazi, nobel prize winner, art, poet, marriage, nazism, controversy, society ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s
Place: norway, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Safe Conduct (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Germany, Spain
Duration: 170 min.
Story: The film is about the French film industry from 1942 to 1944 during the Nazi occupation. The film focuses on assistant director and resistance fighter Jean Devaivre and screenwriter Jean Aurenche. Aurenche is on the move so that he doesn't have ...
Style: suspenseful, sincere, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, politics, survival, human spirit, collaboration, society, writer's life, lifestyle, love and romance, escapades, hopes, couples ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: paris france, europe, france, vichy
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Hitler: The Last Ten Days (1973)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Hitler: The Last Ten Days takes us into the depths of der Furher’s Berlin bunker during his final days. Based on the book by Gerhard Boldt, it provides a bleak look at the goings-on within, and without.
Style: disturbing, bleak, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, third reich, nazi, military, bunker, suicide, megalomaniac, hitler, isolation, couple relations, wartime life, life turned upside down ...
Time: year 1945, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
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54%
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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, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, missing person, holocaust, occupation, crimes, wartime life, family disapproval, against humanity, haunted by the past, jewish, war, boy ...
Time: 20th century, post world war two, 50s, 1940s
Place: europe, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Auschwitz Report (2021)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: This is the true story of Freddy and Walter – two young Slovak Jews, who were deported to Auschwitz in 1942. On 10 April 1944, after meticulous planning and with the help and the resilience of their inmates, they manage to escape. While the ...
Style: suspense, tense, disturbing
Plot: concentration camp, nazi, nazi occupation, world war two, male nudity, nazism, wartime life, wartime, jewish, prisoner of war camp, jew persecution, war violence ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
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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: serious, captivating, realistic, tense, suspense ...
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Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1940
Place: denmark, europe
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52%
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The Pianist (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, War
Country: France, Poland, Germany, UK
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The true story of pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman's experiences in Warsaw during the Nazi occupation. When the Jews of the city find themselves forced into a ghetto, Szpilman finds work playing in a café; and when his family is deported in 1942, he ...
Style: emotional, harsh, bleak, heartbreaking, suspense ...
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Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1944, year 1945 ...
Place: poland, germany, eastern europe, europe, warsaw poland ...
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51%
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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: visually appealing, realistic, stylized, gloomy, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, french resistance, terrorist, espionage, war, spy, resistance, nazi, gangsters, betrayal, intrigue, german ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1943, year 1942
Place: paris france, france, marseille, vichy, europe ...
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51%
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This Life (2012)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Denmark
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The true story of the Fiil's a family of innkeepers who during Nazi-Germany's occupation of Denmark took up arms against the German occupiers. But in the fight for freedom, some must die so that others may live.
Style: emotional, disturbing, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: world war two, resistance, nazi occupation, sabotage, resistance fighter, war, heroes, freedom fighter, nazi, battles, wartime, heroism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: denmark, germany, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
A Soldier's Tale (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the days following the D-Day invasion in Normandy, France, a British platoon leader named Saul (Gabriel Byrne) and his corporal (Paul Wyett) reach an isolated farmhouse and encounter a beautiful French girl named Belle (Marianne Basler). Love ...
Style: realistic, emotional, tense, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, soldier, love affair, romance, war, love and romance, couples, unfulfilled love, impossible love, woman in danger, wartime life, love ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: france, europe, normandy
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50%
Sword of Honour (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 208 min.
Story: Guy Crouchback joins the war effort during World War 2, an idealistic quest to join the forces of good in the fight against evil. But his efforts is not rewarded, he never has any chance to join any real fighting, circumstances always prevent it. ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, touching, semi autobiographical ...
Plot: world war two, military, love triangle, fighting the system, soldier, betrayal, haunted by the past, love and romance, military life, life is a bitch, society, basic training ...
Time: future, 1940s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Everyman's War (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: No one in high command believed that German forces would attack in the sub zero temperatures and near blizzard conditions. As the pre-dawn attack comes, with communications down Sgt. Smith is left with no choice but to make his way through enemy ...
Style: uplifting, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: world war two, military, soldier, against the odds, military life, infantrymen, battle zone, heroes, small town, war, historical event, battles ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
At First Sight (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In 1942 in occupied France, a Jewish refugee marries a soldier to escape deportation to Germany. Meanwhile a wealthy art student loses her first husband to a stray Resistance bullet; at the Liberation she meets an actor, gets pregnant, and marries ...
Style: feminist film, captivating, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: world war two, lesbian, lgbt, female nudity, lesbianism, feminist, judaism, woman, women, family relations, deportation, refugee ...
Time: year 1942, 50s
Place: paris france, france, europe, normandy, italy ...
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Leningrad (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Russia, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When in 1941 Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union, their troops quickly besieged Leningrad. Foreign journalists are evacuated but one of them, Kate Davies, is presumed dead and misses the plane. Alone in the city she is helped by Nina Tsvetnova a ...
Style: bleak, rough, serious, realistic, gloomy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, siege, hunger, wartime life, battles, survival, soldier, self sacrifice, female protagonist, military, heroic mission, rationing ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941, 20th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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