Movies like The 12th Man

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The 12th Man (2017)
 7.4
 17K
The 12th Man (2017)
Original name: Den 12. mann
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Norway
Duration: 135 min.
Story: After a failed anti-Nazi sabotage mission leaves his 11 comrades dead, Norwegian resistance fighter Jan Baalsrud finds himself fleeing from the Gestapo through the snowbound reaches of Scandinavia.
Style: uplifting, suspense, serious, based on true events
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gestapo, resistance fighter, coping, world war two, lone hero, life & death, one man army, survival, pursuit, manhunt, self mutilation, storytelling, nature, beautiful scenery, wilderness, courage, snow, severed finger, nazi, cave, saboteur, torture, avalanche, skiing, on the run ...
Time: year 1943, 1940s
Place: norway

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and captivating films with plots about world war two, war, danger, survival, nazi, german and military mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like The 12th Man: Max Manus: Man of War (2008), Alone in Berlin (2016), Army of Crime (2009), Sobibor (2018), Paradise Road (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Max Manus: Man of War (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Norway, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Max Manus is a Norwegian 2008 biographic war film based on the real events of the life of resistance fighter Max Manus (1914–96), after his contribution in the Winter War against the Soviet Union. The story follows Manus through the outbreak of ...
Style: tense, serious, atmospheric, factual, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: resistance, world war two, escape, injury, manhunt, fear, nazism, soldier, depression, loss of friend, occupation, terrorism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: norway, europe, scotland, stockholm sweden, finland ...
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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: suspenseful, realistic, suspense, enigmatic, disturbing ...
Plot: world war two, gestapo, nazi germany, murder, suicide, torture, violence, robbery, mechanic, bereavement, death of son, death ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: berlin germany, germany
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100%
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, rough, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: resistance, world war two, rebelliousness, occupation, deadly, human spirit, heroes, poet, idealism, rebellion, danger, youth ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 4K
Sobibor (2018)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Russia, Germany, Lithuania, Poland
Duration: 110 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: world war two, nazi germany, escape, holocaust survivor, concentration camp, killings, holocaust, rebellion, barefoot woman, shoah, mass murder, russian abroad ...
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Paradise Road (1997)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Paradise Road is a 1997 film which tells the story of a group of English, American, Dutch and Australian women who are imprisoned in Sumatra during World War II. It was directed by Bruce Beresford and stars Glenn Close as beatific Adrienne Pargiter, ...
Style: serious, uplifting, emotional, touching, harsh ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: world war two, prison, pow, war crime, island, survival, war, friendship, human spirit, danger, prison life, holocaust ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 20th century, 30s
Place: singapore, asia, indonesia, japan, australia ...
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100%
 7.1
 224K
Valkyrie (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Japan
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, bad ending, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, nazism, war, resistance, bomb, deception, treason, assassination attempt, betrayal, courage, nazi germany, plan gone awry ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, bavaria, tunisia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 33K
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: minefield, post world war two, german soldier, soldier, world war two, pow, war crime, teenager, child soldier, moral dilemma, military officer, abuse of power ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, 20th century, future
Place: denmark, germany
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100%
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: resistance, nazism, german, idealism, politics, historical character, fighting the system, rebellion, human spirit, against the rules, tragic hero, gestapo ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: germany, europe, munich germany, east germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.2
 136K
Defiance (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Based on a true story, during World War II, four Jewish brothers escape their Nazi-occupied homeland of West Belarus in Poland and join the Soviet partisans to combat the Nazis. The brothers begin the rescue of roughly 1,200 Jews still trapped in ...
Style: epic, emotional, sincere, intense, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, jewish, holocaust, survival, rebellion, partisan, camp, russian, jews, wartime life, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1941, year 1942
Place: poland, europe, germany, israel, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Children of Huang Shi (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Australia, China, Germany, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: About young British journalist, George Hogg, who with the assistance of a courageous Australian nurse, saves a group of orphaned children during the Japanese occupation of China in 1937.
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: survival, orphan, rescue, selflessness, self discovery, soldier, society, escapades, danger, heroes, daring rescue, invasion ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 30s, 40s ...
Place: china, asia, east asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 19K
Into the White (2012)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Norway, Sweden, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Into the White is an anti-war movie. High above the harsh Norwegian wilderness, English and German pilots shoot each other to the ground after a violent chance encounter. Isolated, they must fight to survive the brutal winter. Though war has made ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, air disaster, wilderness, war, world war two, isolation, foe turned friend, danger, confined, winter, uninhibited rivalry, german ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1940
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, tense, suspenseful, serious, factual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: world war two, soldier, vatican, fighting the system, military, uninhibited rivalry, human spirit, clergy, survival, politics, hopes, nazi ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: europe, rome italy, italy, germany, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 525K
Dunkirk (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Netherlands, France, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of the miraculous evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain, Canada and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk between May 26th and June 4th 1940 during World War II.
Style: atmospheric, dramatic, suspense, realistic, based on true events ...
Plot: world war two, british history, wartime, war, evacuation, rescue mission, british army, warship, survival, soldier, rescue, german army ...
Time: year 1940, 20th century, 1940s
Place: france, europe, england, english channel, flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 415K
Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Style: based on true events, inspirational, touching, brutal, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: war, conscientious objector, bible, world war two, violence, courage, u.s. army, survival, father son relationship, life & death, soldier, pacifism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: okinawa, japan, usa, okinawa japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 4K
Escape (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Ten years after the Black Death devastated the country, a poor family sets out on a journey to search for better living conditions. In a deserted mountain pass, they are attacked by a gang of ruthless killer thieves. The only one spared is 19 year ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, on the run, adventure, woman in danger, captivity, confined, gang, danger, chase, deadly, violence spree, manhunt ...
Time: middle ages
Place: europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Essential Killing (2010)
Genre: Thriller, War
Country: Poland, Norway, Ireland, Hungary, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A Taliban soldier struggles to survive after he escapes his captors and flees into the Polish countryside.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, thought provoking, captivating, serious ...
Plot: survival, on the run, manhunt, chase, desert, politics, track down, fugitives, military, danger, captivity, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: afghanistan, europe, middle east, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 3K
In the Fog (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Netherlands, Belarus, Russia, Latvia
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Western frontiers of the USSR, 1942. The region is under German occupation. A man is wrongly accused of collaboration. Desperate to save his dignity, he faces an impossible moral choice.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: false accusation, world war two, nazi occupation, moral dilemma, survival, life is a bitch, wartime life, danger, human nature, collaboration, resistance fighter, war ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942
Place: russia, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.6
 2K
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: realistic, emotional, disturbing, serious, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, nazi occupation, danger, resistance fighter, war, freedom fighter, nazi, heroes, female director, firing squad, sabotage, wehrmacht ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: denmark, germany, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, world war two, freedom, prison escape, pow, optimism, desperation, soldier, officer, escape attempt, capture, prisoner ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: germany, switzerland, alps, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Flame and Citron (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Denmark, Germany, Norway, France, Sweden, Finland, Czech Republic
Duration: 130 min.
Story: During Nazi occupation, red-headed Bent Faurschou-Hviid ("Flame") and Jørgen Haagen Schmith ("Citron"), assassins in the Danish resistance, take orders from Winther, who's in direct contact with Allied leaders. One shoots, ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, psychological, serious, sincere ...
Plot: gestapo, resistance, world war two, betrayal, dishonesty, nazism, double agent, war, crimes, wartime life, partners, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944, year 1940
Place: denmark, copenhagen, europe, copenhagen denmark, finland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, captivating
Plot: wartime life, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, survival, danger, war, nobility, aristocracy, fight, world war two, escape ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Counterfeit Traitor (1962)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Blacklisted in modern day WW2, a Swedish oil trader opts to assist British Allies, by means of infiltrating and surveying Nazi Germany.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, espionage, spy, betrayal, secret agents, life is a bitch, state affairs, danger, wartime life, working undercover, double agent, undercover ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: sweden, germany, europe, berlin germany, stockholm sweden ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Ninth Day (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Germany, Luxembourg, Czech Republic
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A drama loosely based on Jean Bernard's Nazi-era prison diary.
Style: serious, sincere, emotional, uplifting, contemplative ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, world war two, soldier, heroes, traitor, faith, nazi occupation, hopes, human spirit, introspection, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: holland, poland, russia, moscow russia, netherlands ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Soldier of Orange (1977)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 155 min.
Story: This film depicts World War II through the eyes of several Dutch students. It follows them through the beginning of the war, the Nazi occupation and the liberation.
Style: stylized, realistic, tense, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: world war two, nazi occupation, betrayal, espionage, occupation, escape attempt, queen, resistance, war, german, friendship, vengeance ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 1930s, 80s
Place: europe, netherlands, london, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Seventeen Moments of Spring (1973)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 69 min.
Story: The series is based on a true story of a Russian spy Colonel Isaev (Stirlitz) in Fascist Germany during 17 days in very end of WWII. Stirlitz has worked his way to the very top of the Fascist hierarchy without being caught. However, his ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, nazi, spy, espionage, nazi germany, danger, war, undercover agent, dishonesty, undercover, state affairs, intrigue ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: germany, europe, russia, switzerland, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
 5K
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, soldier, nazi occupation, battles, military, danger, against the odds, surprise attack, friendship, battle zone, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1940
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Operation: Daybreak (1975)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Czechoslovakia, 1942. Three brave Czech patriots risk everything to rid their country of its brutal Nazi leader, SS-General Reinhard Heydrich.
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, realistic
Plot: world war two, soldier, assassination, czech history, anti hero, danger, military, village, heroic mission, village life, battles, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1941, quarry, year 1942
Place: prague, czech republic, europe, czechoslovakia, prague czechoslovakia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, epic ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: world war two, military, heroic mission, danger, campaign, epic battle, soldier, heroes, u.s. military, attack, tank, war ...
Time: 20th century, year 1944, 1940s
Place: belgium, europe, germany, berlin germany, hawaii ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.4
 3K
633 Squadron (1964)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When Norwegian resistance leader Lieutenant Erik Bergman reports the location of a German V-2 rocket fuel plant, the Royal Air Force's 633 Squadron is assigned the mission to destroy it. The plant is in a seemingly-impregnable location beneath ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, sincere
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, world war two, against the odds, military, danger, hopes, save the day, air raid, ambition, race against time, heroic mission, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: realistic, disturbing, serious, bleak, thought provoking
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, world war two, heroes, anti heroes, war, human spirit, attic, racism, family life, strong female presence, indoor ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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