Movies like Zoo 2017

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Zoo (2017)
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Zoo (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Family, History, War
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Young Tom and his misfit friends fight to save 'Buster' the baby elephant during the German air raid bombings of Belfast in 1941.
Plot: zoo, elephant, air raid, world war two, children in wartime, courage, bombing, zookeeper
Time: 1940s
Place: belfast

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Most similar movies to Zoo

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and rough films with plots about world war two, soldier, war, air raid, military, bombing and battles mostly in War, Drama and History genres. Some movies like Zoo: The Soldier and the Elephant (1978), The Incredible Elephant (2001), Secrets of War (2014), Hannibal Brooks (1969), Railroad Tigers (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Soldier and the Elephant (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Soldier Armenak is given an extraordinary task: to transport an elephant from Germany to the Yerevan Zoo.
Plot: armenian, elephant, zoo, soldier, world war two
Time: 1940s
Place: germany, yerevan, armenia
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95%
The Incredible Elephant (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tormented by a giant bully and dealing with the loss of his mom, young Daniel wishes for a special pet to have by his side. After discovering Lumpy-a real, live elephant-in his backyard, it's as if his wish has come true...until his dad ships ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, sincere, offbeat
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: pets, family relations, wish come true, elephant, magic, young heroes, adventure, family, best friends, single parent, youth, hopes ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Secrets of War (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, History, War
Country: Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tuur and Lambert are best friends. But the war is closing in and is about to change their lives forever. Tuurs dad joined the resistance and even his big brother seems so be part of it. Lamberts family on the other hand choose to obey the Germans. ...
Style: captivating, emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, friendship between boys, world war two, child, best friends, war, village, village life, youth, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, secret ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Hannibal Brooks (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Adventure, War, Action
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A POW in World War II is put to work in a Munich zoo, looking after an Asian elephant. The zoo is bombed by the Americans and the director of the zoo decides it is not safe for his Asian elephant Lucy to remain there. So he sends Brooks to safety ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic, cult film ...
Plot: world war two, escape, soldier, elephant, zoo, confined, betrayal, danger, heroes, escapades, war, chases and races ...
Place: switzerland, germany, europe, swiss alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Dawn of a Filmmaker: The Keisuke Kinoshita Story (2013)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Keisuke Kinoshita sits easily alongside Ozu, Kurosawa and Naruse as one of Japan’s most respected legends of cinema. Made to commemorate the centenary of Kinoshita’s birth, this biographical drama chronicles formative hardships and personal ...
Plot: world war two, movie business, censorship, wheelbarrow, courage, evacuation, air raid, sick mother, filmmaking, film making
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Railroad Tigers (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, War
Country: China
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A railroad worker in China in 1941 leads a team of freedom fighters against the Japanese in order to get food for the poor.
Plot: sino japanese war, train crash, japanese occupation, world war two, train, railway, combat, japanese occupation of china
Time: 1940s, year 1941
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Zookeeper's Wife (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Czech Republic, UK, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Jan and Antonina Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the Nazi invasion.
Style: factual, rough, tense, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: holocaust, zoo, nazi, jewish, smuggling, marriage, world war two, zookeeper, smuggler, hiding place, husband wife relationship, flirting ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: poland, warsaw poland, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Zoo (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Martina, eleven, lives with her father, a zoo-keeper. One day she meets a 15 years old Slavic and they become friends...
Plot: zoo, gypsy, female director, friendship, elephant, police
Place: rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Enola Gay: The Men, the Mission, the Atomic Bomb (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: Well-intentioned history lesson; the decision to drop the atom bomb, the secrecy surrounding the mission, and the men who flew it.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, rough, bleak
Plot: world war two, atomic bomb, war, danger, nuclear holocaust, battles, super weapon, secret place, state affairs, heroes, against humanity, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: japan, usa, asia, pacific ocean, hiroshima japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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The Cavern (1964)
Genre: War, Drama, Adventure
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Adventure drama during WW2 in Italy where a mixed group of people get trapped inside a cave after a bomb raid. But can they co-operate? And will they survive?
Plot: world war two, underground, trapped, soldier, cave, general
Time: 1940s
Place: italy
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59%
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Promise (2005)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The film tells about members of Finnish women's Lotta Service during the Second World War through the eyes of three young women.
Plot: world war two, air raid, bombing, veterinarian, loss of sister, surveillance, letter, loss of friend, wounded animal
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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In Four Rows (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Croatia
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The story about the Bleiburg massacre, seen from a Croatian Home Defenders point of view.
Plot: world war two, massacre, hunger, tragedy, border, motorcycle, revenge, propaganda, anarchy, blood, soldier, fear ...
Time: year 1945
Place: croatia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Dauntless: The Battle of Midway (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: By June 1942, the Japanese Navy has swept across the Pacific. In an effort to change the course of the war, a United States carrier group is positioned off the coast of Midway, tasked with springing a trap on the enemy. During this pivotal battle, ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, emotional, sad, based on true events
Plot: aircraft carrier, sea battle, plane crash, adrift, world war two, u.s. military, war, bravery, courage, bombing, drowning, danger ...
Time: year 1941
Place: honolulu hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Dieppe (1993)
Genre: History, War
Country: Canada
Story: Dieppe is a two-part Canadian television mini-series that aired on CBC Television in 1993. It was based on the book Unauthorized Action: Mountbatten and the Dieppe Raid by Brian Loring Villa. The series chronicled the events that led up to the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: world war two, beach, danger, heroes, catastrophe, battle zone, military life, heroic mission, landing, failed attempt, battles, mission gone awry ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1942
Place: france, canada, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Dad's Army (1971)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Dad's Army was a 1971 feature film based on the BBC television sitcom Dad's Army. Directed by Norman Cohen, it was filmed between series three and four and was based upon material from the early episodes of the television series. The film ...
Plot: world war two, seaside town, bomb, soldier, veteran, retirement, accident
Time: 1940s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Churchill and the Generals (1979)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: The complicated relationship between Winston Churchill and the leaders of the British army during World War II.
Plot: general, strategy, winston churchill, military, politics, nazi, world war two
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Churchill (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A ticking-clock thriller following Winston Churchill in the 24 hours before D-Day.
Style: based on true events, educational film, factual, disturbing
Plot: winston churchill, world war two, prime minister, husband wife relationship, d day, politician, invasion, mastermind, courage, risk, mind game, world politics ...
Time: year 1944, 20th century, 1940s
Place: england, normandy, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Germany Pale Mother (1980)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Germany 1939. Hans and Lene marry the day before the war breaks out, and Hans is sent to the Eastern front. During a bombing raid their daughter Anna is born. The house is destroyed and Lene and Anna moves in with relatives in Berlin. Hans survives ...
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: world war two, couple relations, family in crisis, parents and children, family life, wartime life, life turned upside down, family relations, couples, soldier, life is a bitch, war ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 30s, 1930s, year 1939 ...
Place: germany, europe, west germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Battle of the Last Panzer (1969)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The film looks through the eyes of the German offense during World War II, specifically a German tank crew who, after losing a battle, struggle to get home.
Plot: world war two, tank, u.s. army, bombing, german soldier
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Our Miss Fred (1972)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Danny La Rue stars in this 1970s drag comedy as Fred Wimbush, a Shakespearean actor who is drafted into WWII and is appearing in a camp show in France when the Nazis advance. Unless he continues in his female costume, Fred is certain to be shot as a ...
Plot: world war two, occupied france, drag, cross dressing, gay interest, surrender, german soldier, invasion, transvestite, actor, nazi soldier, gay
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Air Strike (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: China
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An American pilot is sent to a Chinese province to teach a crew of would-be pilots how to fly war planes against the Japanese during World War II.
Style: breathtaking, serious, epic, rough, realistic
Plot: sino japanese war, world war two, japanese occupation of china, war, human nature, bombing, japanese occupation, breast feeding, crash landing, timebomb, pregnant woman, fighter plane ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, year 1937, year 1938, 1930s
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Battle on the River Neretva (1969)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Yugoslavia, Italy, West Germany, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In January 1943 the German army, afraid of an Allied invasion of the Balkans, launched a great offensive against Yugoslav Partisans in Western Bosnia. The only way out for the Partisan forces and thousands of refugees was the bridge on the river ...
Style: epic, bleak, rough, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, battles, politics, military, against humanity, soldier, heroes, state affairs, life is a bitch, battle zone, wartime life, against the odds ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1943
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, bosnia, yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Hell in the Pacific (1968)
Genre: Adventure, War
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: During World War II, a shot-down American pilot and a marooned Japanese navy captain find themselves stranded on the same small uninhabited island in the Pacific Ocean. Following war logic, each time the crafty Japanese devises something useful, he ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: island, war, world war two, pilot, survival, adventure, human spirit, friendship, u.s. air force, military life, military, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: pacific ocean, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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An Elephant's Journey (2017)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Canada, South Africa
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A lost orphan boy and a giant elephant team up to take down an elephant poaching syndicate.
Plot: elephant, orphan, safari, poacher, uncle nephew relationship, nephew, lost child, uncle, jungle, lost, aunt, aunt nephew relationship ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Once My Mother (2013)
Genre: Family, History, War
Country: Australia, Poland, Ukraine
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Australian filmmaker Sophia Turkiewicz investigates why her Polish mother abandoned her and uncovers the truth behind her mother's wartime escape from a Siberian gulag, leaving Sophia to confront her own capacity for forgiveness.
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: refugee, parent child relationship, daughter, mother, family relations, mother daughter relationship, josef stalin, gulag, world war two, uncover truth, wartime life, historical figure ...
Place: poland, siberia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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1944 (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Estonia, Finland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The events of the war in 1944, from the Blue Hills to Sõrve Peninsula. Shown through the eyes of Estonian soldiers who had to pick sides and fight against fellow brothers. Choices have to be made, not only by the soldiers, but also by their loved ...
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense
Plot: world war two, eastern front, nazi, nazi soldier, german army, soldier, enemy, dead soldier, death, attack, retreat, military ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
Place: estonia, soviet union, ussr, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Battle of the Eagles (1979)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The first Yugoslav Partisan air force unit. Loosely based on historical facts.
Style: epic
Plot: partisan, world war two, air battle, mountain, aviation, german soldier, battlefield, air raid, airplane, aerial combat, behind enemy lines, cliff ...
Time: year 1942, 20th century, 1940s
Place: former yugoslavia, yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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303 Squadron (2018)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After the fall of the September Campaign of 1939, two Polish pilots are forced to fight for their nation in foreign battlefronts.
Style: sincere, exciting
Plot: aerial combat, air force, world war two, wartime life, rescue, politics, war, battles, military, courage, soldier, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: britain, poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Battle of Okinawa (1971)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 149 min.
Story: The Americans are swiftly closing on Okinawa, an island just south of the Japanese mainland. The Imperial command sends top generals and several army divisions to defend it at all costs. The mission quickly degenerates as vital resources and troops ...
Plot: japanese army, u.s. navy, world war two, brutality, japanese soldier, japanese navy, young soldier, u.s. army, japanese history
Time: 1940s
Place: usa, okinawa japan, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.0
 5K
Summerland (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A woman during the Second World War opens her heart to an evacuee after initially resolving to be rid of him.
Style: melancholic, sincere, touching, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: lesbian romance, lesbianism, lesbian couple, lesbian relationship, lesbian love, world war two, lesbian, love, schoolboy, lesbian interest, lgbtq, countryside ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 1920s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%