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The 12th Man (2017)
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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, lone hero, coping, world war two, survival, chase, nazi, courage, life & death, one man army, manhunt, self mutilation, nature, beautiful scenery, wilderness, dog, dancing, horse, airplane, ship, mountain, heroes, escape, investigation ...
Time: year 1945, year 1943, year 1947, 1940s, year 1940, year 1988
Place: norway, scotland, sweden

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and suspense films with plots about world war two, nazi, war, survival, death, german and courage mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like The 12th Man: Max Manus: Man of War (2008), Dunkirk (2017), Valkyrie (2008), Defiance (2008), Resistance (2020). 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, war, nazism, fear, manhunt, depression, loss of friend, soldier, gestapo, occupation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: norway, europe, scotland, scandinavia, finland ...
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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: dramatic, atmospheric, epic, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, wartime, rescue mission, warship, evacuation, british history, war, survival, british army, nazi occupied france, battlefield, bravery ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940, 20th century
Place: europe, dunkirk, france, united kingdom, english channel ...
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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, bad ending, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, nazism, nazi, war, nazi germany, resistance, colonel, bomb, german officer, deception, treason, assassination attempt ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, bavaria, tunisia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
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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: emotional, epic, sincere, realistic, intense ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, partisan, nazi, wartime life, survival, jewish, forest, rebellion, camp, genocide, judaism ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1941, year 1942
Place: poland, europe, germany, israel, russia
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Resistance (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The story of a group of Jewish Boy Scouts who worked with the French Resistance to save the lives of ten thousand orphans during World War II.
Plot: french resistance, occupied france, nazi officer, nazi occupied france, world war two, french, love, secret, anti semitism, revenge, escape, refugee ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941, year 1938, year 1945, year 1943 ...
Place: europe, munich germany, alps, germany, berlin germany ...
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Sobibor (2018)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Russia, Germany, Lithuania
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, factual, suspenseful
Plot: nazi germany, world war two, nazi, holocaust, holocaust survivor, escape, jewish, mass murder, russian, genocide, pow, rebellion ...
Time: 1940s
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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: realistic, serious, rough, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: resistance, world war two, occupation, poet, rebellion, life is a bitch, war, heroes, crimes, hopes, youth, idealism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: paris france, france
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100%
 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, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: world war two, hitler, war, third reich, nazism, suicide, ss, desperation, confined, national socialism, dictatorship, dictator ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1945
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, prague, frankfurt germany ...
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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: suspense, disturbing, factual, heartbreaking, realistic ...
Plot: nazi germany, gestapo, murder, mechanic, robbery, suicide, bereavement, violence, torture, death of son, world war two, war ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1940, year 1943
Place: berlin germany, germany, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Walking with the Enemy (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Romania, Hungary, Canada, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Regent Horthy is the leader of Hungary and a German ally, but his favorable standing with Hitler changes as the war comes to an end. Forced to cede Hungary’s power or else witness the execution of his son, Regent Horthy gives up control of his ...
Style: realistic, bleak, emotional, serious
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, family relations, war, life is a bitch, defiant, confined, world war two, betrayal, wartime life, gestapo, hidden identity ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1980, year 1944, year 2010 ...
Place: europe, hungary, switzerland, new york, budapest ...
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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, nazi germany, death sentence, german, politics, human spirit, fighting the system, rebellion, gestapo, court ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: munich germany, germany, europe, east germany, poland ...
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100%
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: pow, world war two, prison, war crime, island, holocaust, war, friendship, human spirit, prison life, survival, justice ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: singapore, japan, asia, indonesia, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, pow, soldier, world war two, war crime, nazi, child soldier, moral dilemma, teenager, military officer, abuse of power ...
Time: post world war two, 1940s, year 1945, 20th century, future
Place: denmark, germany
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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, selflessness, self discovery, rescue, nurse, society, escapades, heroes, soldier, daring rescue, invasion ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1938, year 1945 ...
Place: china, asia, east asia
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The Birdcatcher (2019)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Norway, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Norway, 1942, during World War II. After being separated from her family, Esther, a young Jewish girl from Trondheim, arrives at an isolated farm where she must assume a new identity in order to survive the Nazi persecution.
Style: tense, suspense, heartbreaking, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: holocaust, woman dressed as man, world war two, holocaust survivor, nazi occupation, gender disguise, impersonating, pretending to be someone else, war violence, cross dressing, fascism, false identity ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, tense, suspenseful, factual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nazi, world war two, soldier, fighting the system, nun, military, clergy, human spirit, uninhibited rivalry, politics, hopes, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: vatican, europe, rome italy, italy, germany ...
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100%
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Anthropoid (2016)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Czech Republic, UK, USA, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In December 1941, Czech soldier Jozef Gabčík and Jan Kubiš parachute into their occupied homeland to assassinate Nazi officer Reinhard Heydrich
Style: emotional, realistic, clever, factual, intense ...
Plot: nazi, third reich, ss, nazi occupation, assassination, betrayal, world war two, brutality, german, murderer, fascist, torture ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, year 1938, year 1942
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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: realistic, serious, exciting, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: survival, foe turned friend, air disaster, wilderness, world war two, cold, airplane shot down, isolation, war, confined, winter, mistrust ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1940
Place: norway, europe
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Flame & 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, sincere, psychological, serious ...
Plot: gestapo, resistance, world war two, betrayal, dishonesty, nazism, double agent, war, wartime life, political unrest, crimes, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1944, year 1940
Place: denmark, copenhagen, europe, sweden, finland ...
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Operation Finale (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In 1960, a team of Israeli secret agents is deployed to find Adolf Eichmann, the infamous Nazi architect of the Holocaust, supposedly hidden in Argentina, and get him to Israel to be judged.
Style: ambiguous ending, tense, suspense, thought provoking
Plot: war criminal, mossad, nazi hunter, manhunt, chase, nazi, ss, secret agents, jewish, mission, life risking, culture clash ...
Time: 60s, 50s, year 1944, year 1939, year 1945 ...
Place: argentina, israel, tel aviv israel, germany, buenos aires argentina ...
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30%
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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, twists and turns, psychological, epic, emotional ...
Plot: jewish, world war two, holocaust, nazism, atrocity, espionage, occupation, singer, spy, life is a bitch, betrayal, escape ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, 60s, year 1956 ...
Place: holland, netherlands, europe, israel, belgium ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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A Call to Spy (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The story of Vera Atkins, a crafty spy recruiter, and two of the first women she selects for Churchill's "secret army": Virginia Hall, a daring American undaunted by a disability and Noor Inayat Khan, a pacifist. These civilian women ...
Style: rough, bleak, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: british intelligence, gestapo, spy, strong female character, female spy, secret, disguise, prisoner, world war two, lie, british soldier, espionage ...
Time: year 1941, year 1944, year 1942
Place: germany, paris france, vichy, scotland, europe ...
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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, pow, world war two, prison escape, capture, freedom, prisoner, soldier, escape attempt, officer, desperation, camp ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, switzerland, alps, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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, nazi, counterfeit money, forgery, world war two, survival, jewish, german, war crime, racial slur, war ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, post world war two, year 1945 ...
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany, warsaw poland, monte carlo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Tunnel (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, Olympic swimmer Harry Melchior defects from East Germany in the 1960s and hatches a daring plot to help his sister and others flee East Berlin through a 145-yard underground tunnel.
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense, compassionate ...
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Operation Silver A (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Based on actual events. Late 1941, Group Silver A are dropped into occupied Czechoslovakia on an SOE mission to set up a Radio communications centre for the resistance, and contact a German Army officer whom is forwarding information to the British.
Style: sentimental, compassionate, disturbing, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: conspiracy, world war two, agent, german occupation, fight, friendship, husband wife relationship, chase, secret, humiliation, father son relationship, doctor ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1941, year 1942
Place: czechoslovakia, central europe, prague
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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: inspirational, touching, sentimental, tense, brutal ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: war, u.s. army, conscientious objector, u.s. military, american soldier, bible, physician, religion, world war two, soldier, us military, pacifism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: okinawa, japan, usa, okinawa japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.2
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Haven (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: This is the true story of a woman named Ruth Gruber who travels to Europe to help escort 1000 Jewish War victims to the United States. She comes to love and feel sorry for them all, and fights for their rights to live in America.
Style: emotional, disturbing, sincere, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, anti semitism, deportation, rescue, immigrants, human spirit, idealism, heroic mission, fighting the system, wartime life, society ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: europe, washington d.c., switzerland, belgrade, mediterranean sea ...
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26%
Empire of the Sun (1987)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Jamie Graham, a privileged English boy, is living in Shanghai when the Japanese invade and force all foreigners into prison camps. Jamie is captured with an American sailor named Basie, who looks out for him while they are in the camp together. Even ...
Style: epic, emotional, touching, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: world war two, coming of age, pow, child protagonist, japanese army, young heroes, peasant, survival, prison, innocence lost, japanese soldier, bravery ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: china, shanghai, tokyo, asia, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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633 Squadron (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, 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: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, sincere
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, battles, hopes, save the day, military, against the odds, air raid, race against time, daring rescue, ambition, human spirit, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1944
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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