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Jonah Who Lived in the Whale (1993)
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Jonah Who Lived in the Whale (1993)
Original name: Jona che visse nella balena
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Hungary
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of the Holocaust, seen as Jonah, a young jewish boy living in Amsterdam at the onset of WW II, who with his family is taken by the Nazis to a concentration camp. (Based on the book 'Childhood' by Jona Oberski.)
Plot: holocaust, jewish, illness, train, genocide, nazism, concentration camp, good versus evil, insanity, anti semitism, deportation, autobiography, starving child, child in peril, childhood memory, holocaust survivor, sickness, nazi concentration camp
Place: amsterdam

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and emotional films with plots about holocaust, jewish, world war two, anti semitism, nazi, concentration camp and holocaust survivor mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like Jonah Who Lived in the Whale: Out of the Ashes (2003), Princesses (2000), Never Forget (1991), Gruber's Journey (2008), Tsili (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Out of the Ashes (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The real-life story of Gisella Perl, a Jewish Hungarian doctor imprisoned in the notorious Auschwitz death camp of World War II.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, auschwitz, human spirit, survival, wartime life, life is a bitch, against humanity, danger, confined, starting over, moral dilemma ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: hungary, europe, usa
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Princesses (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Johan has three children with different women. Two adult daughters: Sophie and Virginie, and a young son in Amsterdam. Loïc gave Johan diamonds of a criminal origin. Her husband Simon thought they were his and murdered her. Then he set out his hunt ...
Plot: diamond, murder, train, female nudity, half sister
Place: amsterdam
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85%
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Never Forget (1991)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mr. Mermelstein (Leonard Nimoy) and Mrs. Mermelstein (Blythe Danner) a true-life California couple, thrown into the spotlight of judicial history in the 1980s. He is a Hungarian-born Jew, sole-survivor of his family's extermination at ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, neo nazi, memory, courtroom, holocaust survivor, survivor, bullying, pursuit, lawsuit, jewish, chase
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Gruber's Journey (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Romania
Duration: 100 min.
Story: On 22 June 1941, Germany and Romania attack Soviet Russia. Several days later, Curzio Malaparte, the Italian writer who would one day pen the novel « Kaputt », a war correspondent for « Corriere de la Sera », arrives in Iasi, in the north of ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, war correspondent, mass murder, anti semitism, jewish
Place: romania
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71%
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Tsili (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France, Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Tsili is a young girl caught in the middle of World War II. After her family is taken to a concentration camp, Tsili hides in the forest, free from hatred and men, until the arrival of Marek, a stranger who speaks to her in Yiddish.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, disturbing, tense
Plot: holocaust, world war two, forest, survival, youth, danger, against humanity, holocaust survivor, in the woods, hiding, jewish, coming of age ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Once They Marched Through a Thousand Towns (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A dramatization of the controversial trial concerning the right for Neo-Nazis to march in the predominately Jewish community of Skokie.
Style: sincere, disturbing, gloomy, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, suburbs, courtroom drama, civil rights, society, hopes, legal, state affairs, opposites attract, anti semitism, small town life, against humanity ...
Time: 80s
Place: illinois, usa
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58%
'38 - Vienna Before the Fall (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, West Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The film presents the political events surrounding the Anschluss in March of 1938 through the lives of Carola Hell, a popular young actress at the prestigious Theater in der Josefstadt, and Martin Hofmann, the Jewish journalist she plans to marry. ...
Plot: nazism, journalist, world war two, jewish, nazi, actress
Time: year 1938, 1930s
Place: vienna
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57%
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Martha and I (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, Austria, Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Emil (Vaclav Chalupa as a teen, Ondrej Vetchy as an adult) has been naughty, and his family is at a loss about what to do with him. He's been dallying with the family maid. They decide to ship him off to spend time with his uncle Ernst Michel ...
Plot: czech abroad, nazi, divorce, anti semitism, jewish, uncle, coming of age, doctor, czech german relations
Time: 1930s
Place: prague, czechoslovakia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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South (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Martje is the manager of a successful laundry service, but in her personal life she struggles with her self-image after the amputation of one of her breasts. After she is humiliated when Loe, one of her employees, is startled by the discovery of her ...
Plot: laundry, insanity, illness, love, kidnapping, female protagonist
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Revolt of Job (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 98 min.
Story: "The Revolt of Job" tells the story of a childless Jewish couple in WWII-era Hungary who adopt a Hungarian boy. They raise him with their values and traditions. Unfortunately, the Nazis eventually come and round up all Jewish families in ...
Style: touching, bleak, gloomy, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, adoption, orphan, deportation, family relations, against humanity, war, society, renegades, human spirit, family life, wartime life ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Emotional Arithmetic (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An emotionally scarred fifty-something female, a high-profile but haunted British novelist, and a heroic dissident-cum-Soviet psychiatric hospital veteran, all reunite decades after bonding and surviving together in a detention camp during World War ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, disturbing, contemplative
Plot: holocaust, confined, homecoming, genocide, human spirit, haunted by the past, world war two, couples, hospital, against humanity, survival, battles ...
Place: france, paris france, europe, canada
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54%
A Call to Remember (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Paula Tobias, a Holocaust survivor who has suffered the ultimate personal tragedy of losing her spouse and children during the Nazi occupation of World War II. Now re-married and living in America during the late 1960's with husband David, they ...
Plot: holocaust, teen angst, holocaust survivor, overprotective parent, dysfunctional family, family relations, remarry, injury, parent child relationship, jewish, hidden money, survivor ...
Time: year 1967, 1960s, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Pawnbroker (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A Jewish pawnbroker, a victim of Nazi persecution, loses all faith in his fellow man until he realizes too late the tragedy of his actions.
Style: emotional, realistic, bleak, serious, psychological ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, survival, against humanity, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, human nature, self discovery, nazi, holocaust survivor, loan shark ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, harlem ...
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49%
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The Believer (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A hardcore American racist skinhead who, because of his intelligence, leads a gang dedicated to fighting the enemy: the supposed American-Jewish conspiracy for domination. However, he's hiding a secret: he's Jewish-born, a brilliant ...
Style: disturbing, emotional, realistic, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: skinhead, judaism, racism, anti semitism, hate, nazism, identity crisis, bomb, anger, introspection, neo nazi, gang ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, usa, israel, germany, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Last Letter (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 61 min.
Story: Locked away in the Jewish ghetto of an occupied Ukrainian town in 1941, a mother revisits her life in a last letter to her son.
Plot: jewish, letter, monologue, ghetto, human rights, world war two, female doctor, anti semitism, german, doctor, nazi, pursuit ...
Place: ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Gold Rimmed Glasses (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Yugoslavia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In this tragic romance set in Ferrara, Italy in 1938, and at a nearby seaside resort, a wealthy Jewish boy is thwarted in marrying the girl he loves when Mussolini's race laws (enacted to cement the regime's growing alliance with Germany) ...
Plot: lgbt, fascist, concentration camp, suicide, world war two, art gallery, gramophone, sports car, fascism, merry go round, anti semitism, italian fascism ...
Time: 1930s, year 1938
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Cold Days (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Andras Kovacs' film, considered one of the most important Hungarian films of the 1960's, centers around four men who await trial for their involvement in the massacre of several thousand Jewish and Serbian people of Novi Sad in 1942. Each ...
Style: epic, cult film, cult movie cast
Plot: morality, railway station, corporal, world war two, liquor, raped woman, jealous woman, genocide, death, war criminal, jail, winter ...
Time: year 1942, 1940s
Place: yugoslavia, former yugoslavia, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, against humanity, genocide, survival, family in danger, anti semitism, wartime life, occupation ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, post world war two, year 1942
Place: france, paris france, vichy, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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1945 (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An unsettling feeling overwhelms a small Hungarian town when two orthodox Jews arrive with a mysterious trunk. As residents begin to speculate on the purpose of the visit of these two strangers, order starts to crumble in town with some pursuing ...
Plot: holocaust, box, cemetery, marriage, guilt, horse, church, suicide, train, fire, orthodox jew, accusation ...
Time: post world war two, 1940s, year 1945
Place: hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Man in the Glass Booth (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Arthur Goldman is a rich Jewish industrialist, living in luxury in a Manhattan high-rise. He banters with his assistant Charlie, often shocking Charlie with his outrageousness and irreverence about aspects of Jewish life. Nonetheless, Charlie is ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, talky, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, courtroom, genocide, politics, crimes, hidden identity, confined, secret agents, society, kidnapping, dishonesty, dedicated lawyer ...
Place: usa, middle east, israel, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Nelly leaves her lazy, unemployed husband to work for retired judge Mr Arnaud, forty years her senior, after he offers to clear her bills for her. While she types his memoirs the two develop a close friendship, but Arnaud becomes jealous when Nelly ...
Style: sexy, contemplative, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: friendship, love triangle, midlife crisis, human nature, infidelity, introspection, love affair, fall in love, couple relations, looking for love, romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: europe, france, paris france, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
And Along Come Tourists (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Sven arrives in nowadays Auschwitz to do his civil service at the memorial. He encounters unfriendliness, especially by Stanislaw Krzeminski, the 85 year old KZ-survivor, and Krzysztof Lanuszewski, brother of his early love affair Ania. Even his ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating
Plot: friendship, concentration camp, holocaust, haunted by the past, elderly, obsession, civil servant, memory, war crime, holocaust survivor, auschwitz, golden years ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, brussels
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37%
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Villa Amalia (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Ann leaves Thomas and everything else behind when she catches him kissing another woman. With her music and help from Georges, she begins a journey to find herself.
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: starting over, self discovery, redemption, friendship, musician's life, hopes, deception, new life, male female relationship, father daughter reunion, dysfunctional couple, cheating boyfriend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, france, mediterranean sea, naples italy ...
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36%
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The 25th Hour (1967)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Italy, Yugoslavia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A Romanian peasant fights to get back to his family after he's imprisoned by the Nazis.The picture is based on real events. It includes Hungary's government in collaboration with the Nazis, the encroachment of Romania by Stalin's ...
Plot: world war two, jew persecution, gendarme, peasant, recruit, volunteer, nazi concentration camp, ss, concentration camp, deportation, jewish, arrest ...
Time: 1940s
Place: romania, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Bayo (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sharon and her ten year old son Bayo live in Tickle Cove on the shores of Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland like generations of their family have before them. Sharon hates her life there. She dreams of moving to Toronto - where her now deceased mother was ...
Plot: fishing, seaside, insanity, grandparent grandchild relationship, single mother, boy, grandfather grandson relationship, small town
Place: newfoundland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Execution (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The members of a San Diego Wednesday night womens' mah jongg club are five survivors of a Nazi concentration camp. They recognize the owner of a local restaurant, Walter Grossman, as a doctor from the camp who performed experiments on them as ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: lawyer, terror, war crime, concentration camp, doctor, execution, nazi, secret, survivor, murder, rape, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, serious, realistic, bleak, captivating
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, nazism, danger, pow, life is a bitch, war, confined, train travel, gestapo, concentration camp, brutality ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
God Does Not Believe in Us Anymore (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, Switzerland, West Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After his father is murdered by the Nazis in 1938, a young Viennese Jew named Ferry Tobler flees to Prague, where he joins forces with another expatriate and a sympathetic Czech relief worker. Together with other Jewish refugees, the three make ...
Style: pre war
Plot: national socialism, jewish life, rabbi, nazi germany, nazi occupation, leg wound, death of father, anti semitism, german, orphan, exile, visa ...
Time: year 1938, year 1940
Place: paris france, marseille, prague
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Schindler's List (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 195 min.
Story: The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, genocide, against humanity, jewish, ghetto, survival, rescue, wartime, war, anti semitism ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 1990s, 90s
Place: poland, germany, europe, central europe, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Welcome in Vienna (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, West Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In the conclusion of Axel Corti's trilogy (following God Does Not Believe In Us Anymore and Santa Fe) Freddy, a Viennese Jew who emigrated to New York after Hitler's invasion, and Adler, a left-wing intellectual originally from Berlin, ...
Style: bilingual
Plot: world war two, jewish life, war ruins, theater, survival, cemetery, american soldier, black market, actress, jewish, treason, defector ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, post world war two, year 1944
Place: vienna
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32%