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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, factual, melancholic, realistic, compassionate
Plot: gestapo, french resistance, nazism, female writer, world war two, concentration camp, nazi occupation, sea, beach, female protagonist, police officer, end of war, nazi occupied france, missing husband, war, nazi, military, love and romance, wartime life, nazi soldier, prisoner of war camp, nazi officer, restaurant, cigarette smoking, merry go round ...
Time: year 1945, year 1944, 1940s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe

Most similar movies to Memoir of War

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and gloomy films with plots about world war two, war, nazi, wartime life, danger, life is a bitch and nazi occupation mostly in Drama, War and Biography genres. Some movies like Memoir of War: Lucie Aubrac (1997), Diplomacy (2014), Suite Française (2014), Silence of the Sea (2004), The Army of Shadows (1969). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, serious, realistic, factual, sexy ...
Plot: world war two, graphic violence, romance, nudity (full frontal - brief), love affair, political unrest, wartime life, couple relations, heroes, love and romance, life is a bitch, rescue ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 19th century
Place: lyon, france, england, california
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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, danger, disobey, diplomacy, race against time, sabotage, french resistance, demolished city, obedience, german occupation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: paris france, france, europe, sweden
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77%
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: emotional, captivating, realistic, serious, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, world war two, nazi occupation, fall in love, german soldier, german officer, love and romance, war, soldier, military, adultery, wartime life ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1940, 18th century
Place: france, europe, germany, paris france, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 ...
Plot: german soldier, grandfather granddaughter relationship, german officer, nazi, world war two, female protagonist, pianist, french resistance, french girl, nazi occupation, piano, cousin ...
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100%
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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: bleak, gloomy, stylized, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, french resistance, betrayal, terrorist, underground, death sentence, resistance, government agency, intrigue, espionage, rescue, prison ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943, year 1942
Place: paris france, france, marseille, europe, vichy ...
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68%
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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, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, complex ...
Plot: concentration camp, repression, german soldier, assassination, hostage, world war two, nazi soldier, nazi officer, shot to death, suppression, french resistance, nazi uniform ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941, 20th century
Place: france, europe
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60%
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, suspense, tense, captivating ...
Plot: resistance, world war two, rescue, betrayal, commando, hospital, d day, female agent, heroic mission, survival, working undercover, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1944, year 1945
Place: london, paris france, normandy, france, england ...
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59%
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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, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, nazism, concentration camp, nazi germany, injustice, genocide, against humanity, society, danger, confined, occupation, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, post world war two, year 1942
Place: france, paris france, europe, vichy, germany
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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, rescue, totalitarianism, resistance, anti hero, danger, anti heroes, insubordination ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: france, paris france, europe, warsaw poland, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, nazism, resistance, execution, occupation, coming of age, nazi, adventure, wartime life, military, danger, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: netherlands, europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: espionage, world war two, d day, rescue, undercover, war, escapades, danger, secret agents, double agent, nazi, cell mate ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Pianist (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, War
Country: UK, France, Poland, Germany, USA
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: bleak, emotional, suspense, harsh, heartbreaking ...
Plot: survival, holocaust, world war two, pianist, nazi, against humanity, ghetto, nazi occupation, genocide, anti semitism, jewish, nazism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: poland, germany, europe, warsaw poland, central europe
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48%
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1962)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Karl from Germany and Marcelo from France emigrated to Argentina and became brothers-in-law. Karl soon returned to Germany to serve in the army. Marcelo and his children Julio and Chichi became Argentinean citizens but later returned to Paris. Karl ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, psychological
Plot: world war two, resistance, family relations, death, wartime life, military, manhood, politics, society, life is a bitch, state affairs, heroic mission ...
Time: 1940s, year 1939, 1930s, year 1938
Place: argentina, france, paris france, europe, latin america ...
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46%
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, train travel, concentration camp, brutality, train ride ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: europe, germany
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46%
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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, crimes, wartime life, against humanity, haunted by the past, missing person, family disapproval, wedding preparations and rituals, toys, ex athlete ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1940s, post world war two
Place: europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 ⇓
45%
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: captivating, contemplative, sentimental, sincere, touching ...
Plot: world war two, lesbian, store, friendship, refugee, family relations, deportation, lesbian interest, wartime life, school, infidelity, destructive relationship ...
Time: year 1942, 50s, 1950s
Place: paris france, europe, france, lyon, italy ...
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45%
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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: captivating, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: d day, assassination attempt, military, state affairs, dishonesty, rivalry, political unrest, political conspiracy, war, assassination plot, trial, court ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: france, europe, berlin germany, normandy, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Perlasca: The Courage of a Just Man (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France, Sweden, Hungary
Duration: 197 min.
Story: It is the real story of Giorgio Perlasca (Luca Zingaretti). During the 1920s he was an Italian Fascist supporter, fighting in Africa an in the Spanish civil war where he deserved a safe conduct for Spanish embassies. After some years, disillusioned ...
Style: disturbing, emotional, serious, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, idealism, genocide, concentration camp, hopes, deportation, nazism, wartime life, life is a bitch, fighting the system, nazi occupation ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 80s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: hungary, italy, budapest hungary, budapest, sweden ...
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42%
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Patton (1970)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: "Patton" tells the tale of General George S. Patton, famous tank commander of World War II. The film begins with patton's career in North Africa and progresses through the invasion of Germany and the fall of the Third Reich. Side ...
Style: epic, realistic, rough, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, general, military, military hospital, heroes, destiny, steel helmet, tank, dead soldier, military life, war, sacrifice ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1944 ...
Place: africa, europe, italy, normandy, malta ...
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41%
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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, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, racism, social differences, life is a bitch, moral dilemma, rebellion, rebelliousness, family in danger, on the run, concentration camp, village ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: france, 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: tense, realistic, serious, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: hidden identity, mysterious character, dishonesty, romance, love and romance, switching roles, fall in love, nazism, death, love triangle, love, shot in the chest ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, post world war two
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, exciting, captivating
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: contemplative, serious, realistic, talky, uplifting ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, writer's life, hopes, betrayal, dishonesty, tragic hero, golden years, politics, unfulfillment, family relations, against humanity ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s
Place: norway, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Army of Crime (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France
Duration: 139 min.
Story: This gripping historical drama recounts the story of Armenian-born Missak Manouchian, a woodworker and political activist who led an immigrant laborer division of the Parisian Resistance on 30 operations against the Nazis in 1943. The Nazis branded ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: resistance, world war two, poet, occupation, human spirit, idealism, heroes, rebellion, youth, war, deadly, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: paris france, france
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38%
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: military, soldier, against the odds, military life, battle zone, heroes, infantrymen, danger, war, small town, historical event, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Hitler: The Last Ten Days (1973)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 106 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: serious, realistic, contemplative, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: megalomaniac, world war two, bunker, suicide, life turned upside down, head of state, war, military, society, losing-it hero, confined, couples ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: suspenseful, bleak, gloomy, realistic, serious
Plot: world war two, d day, survival, bunker, against humanity, danger, escapades, battles, human spirit, holocaust, military, war ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.9
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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: touching, sincere, suspenseful, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: politics, espionage, survival, human spirit, society, escapades, love and romance, hopes, writer's life, lifestyle, couples, couple relations ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: paris france, france, europe, vichy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Arch of Triumph (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Arch of Triumph is a 1985 British made-for-television film based on the novel Arch of Triumph by Erich Maria Remarque, which was previously adapted in 1948 for a film of the same name with Ingrid Bergman and Charles Boyer. Dr. Ravic (Anthony ...
Style: emotional, gloomy, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: intrigue, world war two, doctor, on the run, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, love and romance, against humanity, war, love affair, vengeance, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: paris france, france, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%