Movies and TV shows like The Sinking of the Laconia

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The Sinking of the Laconia (2010)
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The Sinking of the Laconia (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Germany
TV show
Story: Two-part drama based on the true story of the Allied ship Laconia, sunk in WWII by a German U-Boat, which then surfaced against orders to rescue the civilian crew
Style: touching, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: submarine, world war two, rescue, sinking ship, pow, ship, military, german, war, ocean, survivor, torment, passenger, sea, nazi, navy, german history, shark, boat, journey, father daughter relationship, baby, mother daughter relationship, captain, little girl ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and exciting films and TV series with plots about world war two, military, danger, war, soldier, battles and nazi mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like The Sinking of the Laconia: The Boat (1985), The Gustloff (2008), The Bridge (2008), The Saboteurs (2015), Das Boot (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Boat (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany, France, UK, Italy
Duration: 293 min.
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Story: Life aboard a German U-Boat during World War II.
Style: bleak, gloomy, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, submarine, navy, adventure, battles, torpedo, sinking ship, nazism, military life, life is a bitch, confined, survival ...
Time: year 1941, 20th century, 1940s
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The Gustloff (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Joseph Vilsmaier Two-part TV movie focuses on the tragic events surrounding the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff, a German passenger ship, at the end of World War II. On 30 January 1945, Captain Hellmuth Kehding was in charge of the ship, evacuating ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: ship, world war two, torpedo, escapades, wartime life, downfall, ocean, confined, military, evacuation, chaos and mayhem, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe
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The Bridge (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A group of German boys is ordered to protect a small bridge in their home village during the waning months of the second world war. Truckloads of defeated, cynical Wehrmacht soldiers flee the approaching American troops, but the boys, full of ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, rough
Plot: world war two, war, military, soldier, heroic mission, left to die, young heroes, combat casualty, american soldier, nazi, german history, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1945
Place: germany
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The Saboteurs (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Norway, Denmark, UK, Czech Republic, Sweden
Duration: 45 min.
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Story: The story about the heavy water war unfolds during the prolouge, eruption and the end of the second world war. We follow the story of the the key personnel in the race of who develops the atomic bomb first.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: world war two, chemistry, bomb, resistance, inventions and discoveries, ambition, heroic mission, military, soldier, moral dilemma, nazi, spy ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: norway, europe, germany, england, scotland
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Das Boot (2018)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, Czech Republic
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: An inexperienced U-boat crew has to survive a secret mission and a young German woman is torn between loyalty for her home country and the French resistance in the WWII drama.
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, exciting
Plot: submarine, world war two, navy, french resistance, rape, wehrmacht, insubordination, nazi occupation, save the day, battles, military, leadership ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942
Place: europe, france
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Yamato (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Directed by Junya Sato and based on a book by Jun Henmi, "Yamato" has a framing story set in the present day and uses flashbacks to tell the story of the crew of the World War II Japanese battleship Yamato. The film was never released in ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, exciting
Plot: world war two, navy, battleship, warship, japanese history, military, war, battles, heroes, lost love, first love, sea ...
Time: 1940s, 21st century, 20th century, year 2005, 2000s ...
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Seventeen Moments of Spring (1973)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 69 min.
TV show
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, tense, captivating, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, spy, nazi, undercover agent, war, nazi germany, espionage, dishonesty, state affairs, undercover, intrigue, life & death ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, 20th century
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Greyhound (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Canada, China
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A first-time captain leads a convoy of allied ships carrying thousands of soldiers across the treacherous waters of the “Black Pit” to the front lines of WW2. With no air cover protection for 5 days, the captain and his convoy must battle the ...
Style: serious, exciting, emotional, compassionate, motivational ...
Plot: world war two, submarine, war, convoy, u.s. navy, navy, ocean, warship, us military, naval officer, ship captain, captain ...
Time: 1940s
Place: san francisco, atlantic ocean
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In Enemy Hands (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: At the height of Hitler's infamous U-boat war, the crew of the U.S.S. Swordfish were heading home after months at sea. They never made it. Now prisoners of war aboard U-boat 429, a small group of American survivors will find their loyalties put ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: serious, captivating, realistic, tense, suspense ...
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Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1940
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The Boat (1981)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany, Italy, France, UK
Duration: 149 min.
Story: A German submarine hunts allied ships during the Second World War, but it soon becomes the hunted. The crew tries to survive below the surface, while stretching both the boat and themselves to their limits.
Style: epic, suspenseful, suspense, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: submarine, world war two, war, navy, naval battle, ocean, nazi, anti war, military, battles, survival, mission ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, 20th century, year 1941
Place: germany, atlantic ocean, mediterranean sea
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Colditz (2005)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: Three prisoners, Jack Rose, Tom Willis and Nick McGrade, embark on an heroic plan to escape from a World War Two POW camp. As Rose And Willis are recaptured by the Germans, McGrade manages to traverse their clutches and travels to London to inform ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, exciting, tense
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Time: 1940s, year 1939
Place: europe, germany, warsaw poland
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X Company (2015)
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Country: Canada
Duration: 44 min.
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Story: An emotionally-driven character drama, set in the thrilling and dangerous world of WWII espionage and covert operations. It follows the stories of five highly skilled young recruits - Canadian, American and British - torn from their ordinary lives ...
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Titanic (2012)
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Duration: 190 min.
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Manhattan (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
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Duration: 55 min.
TV show
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Style: clever, serious, captivating, realistic, melancholic
Audience: boys' night
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Escape from Sobibor (1987)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 143 min.
Story: During WWII, the death camp at Treblinka had an escape, causing the Commandant at a similar camp in Sobibor to vow (actually threaten) that his camp would never experience the same thing. But those who were its captives, the Jewish laborers that had ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
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Mission of the Shark: The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: True story of the sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, its crew's struggle to survive the sharks and exposure, and the captain's scape-goat court-martial.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, captivating, exciting
Audience: boys' night
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42%
War and Remembrance (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 1620 min.
TV show
Story: War and Remembrance is an American miniseries based on the novel of the same name by Herman Wouk. It is the sequel to highly successful The Winds of War.
Style: saga, exciting, captivating, realistic, serious ...
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41%
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Submarine X-1 (1968)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After losing a submarine and fifty crew in a battle with a German ship during WWII, a Royal Navy officer gets a second chance in a daring raid with midget subs.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, captivating, suspenseful
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Piece of Cake (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 312 min.
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Story: The lives and loves of the men of RAF Hornet Squadron who are transferred to France at the outbreak of World Wat II in September 1939. For the most part the men are competent fliers but there is little action in the first several months. The men ...
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, realistic
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 150 min.
TV show
Story: Called the most accurate adaptation of Anne Frank’s moving diary, the film chronicles the Frank family as they flee from the Nazis in Amsterdam. Hiding behind a bookcase in a secret annex with random bombs exploding, Anne faces friction with her ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, against humanity, nazism, world war two, diary, wartime life, survival, jewish, human spirit, life is a bitch, youth, confined ...
Time: 1940s
Place: holland, europe, netherlands, amsterdam
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Operation Bikini (1963)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The film takes place aboard an American submarine in the Pacific during World War II. The sub's commander is ordered to stop and pick up an underwater demolition team led by Lt. Hayes, whose mission is to locate and destroy a US submarine ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, psychotronic
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Genre: Drama, History, War
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Duration: 181 min.
Story: Epic film about WWII, a sequel to Utomlyonnye solntsem (1994). Evil Stalin is terrorizing people of Russia while the Nazis are advancing. Russian officer Kotov, who miraculously survived the death sentence in Stalin's Purge, is now fighting in ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, emotional, realistic, serious ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
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Style: serious, captivating, realistic, bleak, disturbing ...
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Story: Island at War is a British television series that tells the story of the German Occupation of the Channel Islands. It primarily focuses on three local families: the upper class Dorrs, the middle class Mahys and the working class Jonases, and four ...
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U-571 (2000)
Genre: Action, War
Country: France, USA, Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the midst of World War II, the battle under the sea rages and the Nazis have the upper hand as the Allies are unable to crack their war codes. However, after a wrecked U-boat sends out an SOS signal, the Allies realise this is their chance to ...
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, factual ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
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Time: 1940s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
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Duration: 128 min.
Story: The harrowing true story of the crew of the USS Indianapolis, who were stranded in the Philippine Sea for five days after delivering the atomic weapons that would eventually end WWII. As they awaited rescue, they endured extreme thirst, hunger, and ...
Style: dramatic, suspense, tense, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: shark, world war two, u.s. navy, warship, ocean, sinking ship, survival, war, sea, submarine, rescue, disobeying orders ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, serious, realistic, captivating ...
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Time: 1940s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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633 Squadron (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
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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, realistic, serious, suspenseful, sincere
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, battles, air raid, against the odds, hopes, save the day, military, war, behind enemy lines, brother sister relationship, crash landing, fishing ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.9
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Gallipoli (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: As dawn breaks on April 25, 1915, ANZAC troops go into battle on the beaches of the Gallipoli peninsula. Landing in the dark chaos, Tolly, Bevan and their mates struggle to establish a tenuous foothold on the treacherous slopes and deep ravines. ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, rough ...
Plot: war, world war one, military, military life, survival, soldier, battles, family relations, battle zone, graphic violence, siblings relations, male nudity ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1915
Place: australia, turkey, ottoman empire
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38%