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The Sinking of the Laconia (2010)
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The Sinking of the Laconia (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
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: realistic, touching, serious, suspenseful
Plot: rescue, submarine, ocean or sea, ship, german, military, danger, pow, world war two, sinking ship, ocean, survivor, passenger, torment, shark, nazism, periscope, journey, baby, father daughter relationship, little girl, letter, birthday party, bomber, captain ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and suspenseful films and TV series with plots about danger, world war two, military, escapades, war, catastrophe and survival mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like The Sinking of the Laconia: The Gustloff (2008), The Bridge (2008), The Saboteurs (2015), The Great Fire (2014), The Boat (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Plot: ship, torpedo, escapades, wartime life, world war two, evacuation, ocean or sea, ocean, chaos and mayhem, military, confined, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 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: rough, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, military, german soldier, war, soldier, heroic mission, left to die, young heroes, danger, combat casualty, american soldier, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 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.
TV show
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, atomic bomb, danger, ambition, heroic mission, inventions and discoveries, moral dilemma, military, soldier, bomb, resistance, chemistry ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 1930s
Place: norway, europe, scotland, germany, england
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The Great Fire (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
TV show
Story: An insight into what happened on the night of 2 September 1666, the Great fire of London.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, based on true events
Plot: fire, save the day, chaos and mayhem, working class, danger, escapades, poverty, destruction, catastrophe, king, prison, period piece ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, london
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The Boat (1985)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: West Germany, France, UK, Italy
Duration: 293 min.
TV show
Story: Life aboard a German U-Boat during World War II.
Style: bleak, gloomy, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: world war two, underwater, submarine, navy, ocean or sea, battles, adventure, soldier, military, underwater scene, nazism, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1941
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S.O.S. Titanic (1979)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: The Titanic disaster is depicted as seen through the eyes of one couple in each of the three classes on board.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, disaster movie
Audience: boys' night
Plot: iceberg, ocean, rescue, catastrophe, ship, survival, titanic, daring rescue, escapades, save the day, adventure, one man army ...
Time: 1910s, year 1912
Place: atlantic ocean, newfoundland
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65%
Titanic: Blood and Steel (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Ireland, Italy, France, Canada, UK, Spain, Germany
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Belfast, 1909. The Harland and Wolff shipyard has been handed the greatest project in its history. It will build a great, unsinkable ship. And it will be called the RMS Titanic.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, epic
Plot: iceberg, titanic, social differences, workplace situations, danger, sea disaster, working class, workplace, irish, heir, catastrophe, ship ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 19th century, 1900s, edwardian era ...
Place: ireland, new york, europe, belfast
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Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 175 min.
TV show
Story: A true story about the tragic explosion at Halifax Harbour, Canada, in the early hours of December 6, 1917.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: daring rescue, heroic mission, survival, danger, save the day, family relations, chaos, military life, battle zone, parents and children, against humanity, military ...
Time: 20th century, year 1917
Place: canada, belgium, nova scotia
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63%
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Titanic (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Canada, Hungary
Duration: 190 min.
TV show
Story: An extraordinary re-telling of the doomed voyage that features both fictional and historical characters, ranging from steerage passengers to upper class guests.
Style: emotional, realistic, epic, stylized, serious
Plot: titanic, shipwreck, ocean liner, passenger, ship, tragedy, iceberg, sea disaster, drowning, survival, catastrophe, sinking ship ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1912
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Colditz (2005)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 240 min.
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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, tense, exciting
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Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1939
Place: europe, germany, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Seventeen Moments of Spring (1973)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 69 min.
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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 ...
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Audience: boys' night
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Genre: Drama, History, War
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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 ...
Plot: war, world war two, nazi occupation, soldier, against the odds, battles, danger, military, surprise attack, friendship, rivalry, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1940
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: captivating, realistic, serious, exciting
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Time: 1940s, 2000s, year 2005, 20th century, 21st century ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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TV show
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Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, exciting
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, atmospheric, realistic
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Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller
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Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
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Style: suspenseful, captivating, heroic, tense, serious ...
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Style: tense, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Duration: 93 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%