Movies like Kedma

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Kedma (2002)
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Kedma (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, Israel, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In May 1948, shortly before the creation of the State of Israel, hundreds of immigrants from across Europe arrive in Palestine--only to risk arrest by British troops.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, tense, bleak, gloomy
Plot: immigrants, survival, tragic love, culture clash, military, life is a bitch, starting over, hopes, danger, society, political unrest, wartime life, escapades, against humanity, state affairs, ship, war, holocaust, chaos and mayhem, down on your luck, landing, immigration
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: israel

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and disturbing films with plots about life is a bitch, wartime life, danger, war, world war two, society and survival mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like Kedma: Tsili (2014), Kippur (2000), The Blockhouse (1973), Hidden Children (2004), Private (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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
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Kippur (2000)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The film takes place in 1973 during the Yom Kippur War in which Egypt and Syria launched attacks in Sinai and the Golan Heights. The story is told from the perspective of Israeli soldiers. We are led by Weinraub and his friend Ruso on a day that ...
Style: tense, disturbing, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: rescue, soldier, military life, military, life is a bitch, danger, battle zone, realism, war, anti war, wound, war wound ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1973
Place: israel, middle east, syria, egypt
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79%
 6.0
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The Blockhouse (1973)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of Slave workers, drafted by the Nazis to help construct their coastal defenses in 1944 are trapped in an underground bunker when the Allies land at Normandy on D-Day. They find huge dtores of food but not enough candles. The slow dying of ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, gloomy, bleak
Plot: world war two, d day, survival, bunker, holocaust, human spirit, escapades, danger, against humanity, military, war, confined ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Hidden Children (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 200 min.
Story: This is a true story about forty Jewish children on their way to Palestine, who were blocked by the German and Italian occupation of Yugoslavia in 1941. Before finding a haven at Villa Emma in Nonantola in northern Italy, where they arrived on June ...
Style: touching, uplifting, emotional, sentimental, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, human spirit, survival, orphan, rescue, youth, society, against humanity, hopes, danger, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: italy, slovenia, europe, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Private (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Palestinian family is trapped inside a house commandeered by Israeli soldiers.
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: soldier, human rights, survival, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, military, society, family in danger, teenage life, terrorism, parents and children, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, palestinian authority, israel, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Varian's War: The Forgotten Hero (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Varian Fry rescues more than 2,000 artists from Nazi persecution during World War II.
Style: tense, sincere, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, uncover truth, wartime life, hidden identity, danger, moral dilemma, survival, against humanity, state affairs, society, rescue, escapades ...
Time: 20th century
Place: france, europe, marseille, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.7
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The Skin (1981)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Naples, year 1943, in the middle of World War II. The city has just be liberated by American troops in an era in which nobody knows just when the war or where begins the peace; winners and losers face...
Style: disturbing, rough, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: translator, wartime life, captivity, military, chaos and mayhem, soldier, against humanity, war, life is a bitch, society, female director, loss of virginity ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: italy, rome italy, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Fires on the Plain (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In the final days of World War II, occupying Japanese forces in the Philippines face resistance from the local population and the American offensive. The dwindling Japanese soldiers attempt to survive through the horrors of war.
Style: psychological, tense, realistic, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: survival, war, danger, military life, confined, isolation, escapades, japanese soldier, rivalry, world war two, graphic violence, military ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Camp de Thiaroye (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Senegal, Algeria, Tunisia
Duration: 157 min.
Story: A historical drama based on the Thiaroye transit camp massacre, Camp de Thiaroye dismantles the myth of colonial assimilation to expose ingrained social and cultural mechanisms of racism, exploitation, and privilege. In 1944, the French army ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, bleak, disturbing
Plot: world war two, interracial relations, racism, soldier, society, against humanity, life is a bitch, state affairs, military, culture clash, wartime life, injustice ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: africa, senegal, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Zookeeper (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Denmark, UK, Czech Republic, Netherlands
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jonah Ludovic (Sam Neill) is a custodian at a small municipal zoo. After a night of heavy shelling Ludovic arrives at his job to find the staff abandoning the zoo. He joins a skeleton crew that includes an elderly guard and a veterinarian (Om ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, rough, tense ...
Plot: war, fighting the system, tragic hero, wartime life, survival, society, rebellion, political unrest, life is a bitch, danger, state affairs, politics ...
Time: contemporary
Place: sarajevo, eastern europe, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Massacre in Rome (1973)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the Nazi occupied city of Rome, an assault on an SS brigade draws retaliation from the military governship. "Massacre in Rome" is the true story of how this partisan attack led to the mass execution of Italian nationals under the orders ...
Style: contemplative, realistic, serious, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: partisan, nazi occupation, world war two, hopes, soldier, heroes, military, life is a bitch, against humanity, military life, genocide, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Texas '46 (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story its the untold story of Italian World War II POW"S in Jan 1946. Luca Zingaretti stars as one of over 50,000 Italian Prisoners of War detained at POW camps in the U.S. Roy Schneider stars as Colonel Gartner, the Commander ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, disturbing, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: fascism, military life, military, genocide, captivity, wartime life, prison life, danger, isolation, confined, prison, society ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
In the Presence of Mine Enemies (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the Warsau Ghetto of 1943, one man's struggle to keep his family together leads him to the ultimate crisis of faith, and one final chance at redemption. Written by legendary 'Twilight Zone' creator, Rod Sterling.
Style: gloomy, bleak, disturbing, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: ghetto, rabbi, world war two, holocaust, misfit, human spirit, wartime life, family life, survival, anti semitism, parents and children, danger ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: europe, poland, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Witnesses (2003)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Croatia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set amid the atrocities of war in the Balkans, Witnesses is retold, Rashomon-style, from various characters' viewpoints, adding new information about the complexity of war and humanity. Beginning inside a rustic house with a woman in black ...
Style: bleak, serious, rough, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: military, soldier, investigation, police investigation, danger, murder, deadly, anti war, human nature, witnessing a crime, crimes, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, croatia, serbia, former yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Melon Route (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Croatia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The journey of a Chinese woman and her fellow countrymen as they travel in search of a better place to live, only to end up struggling for survival in the Balkans.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: survival, life is a bitch, political unrest, escapades, immigrants, danger, refugee, river, illegal immigration, post war, illegal immigrant, rescue from drowning ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: croatia, bosnia, former yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Uprising (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 177 min.
Story: Jews rise up in the Warsaw Ghetto against the Nazis in 1943.
Style: uplifting, captivating, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, deportation, rebellion, anti semitism, human spirit, life is a bitch, survival, wartime life, ghetto, political unrest, genocide, battles ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.1
 5K
Leningrad (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Russia, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When in 1941 Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union, their troops quickly besieged Leningrad. Foreign journalists are evacuated but one of them, Kate Davies, is presumed dead and misses the plane. Alone in the city she is helped by Nina Tsvetnova a ...
Style: rough, bleak, realistic, serious, gloomy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, siege, military, battles, survival, life is a bitch, danger, wartime life, hunger, rationing, soldier, starvation ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1941
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Aryan Couple (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A WWII Drama about a German/Jewish industrialist who, in order to ensure his family's safe passage out of Germany, is forced to hand over his business to the Nazis.
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Plot: concentration camp, world war two, holocaust, anti semitism, life is a bitch, undercover, hidden identity, uncover truth, forbidden love, survival, wartime life, moral dilemma ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: switzerland, hungary, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Once We Were Dreamers (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Set in the Middle East in 1919, a group of European Jews planning on settling in the Sinai Desert are attacked by Bedouin tribesmen. As they fight for their lives they realize that they are beginning a struggle for a new Jewish nation. This film ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: hopes, immigrants, starting over, against the odds, culture clash, survival, uninhibited rivalry, desert, interracial relations, society, escapades, religions or cults ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, year 1919
Place: israel, middle east
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41%
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O Jerusalem (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, UK, Italy, Greece, Israel, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tale of friendship between two men, one Jewish and the other Arab, as the state of Israel is being created.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, disturbing
Plot: friendship, rebellion, military, politics, danger, rivalry, state affairs, political unrest, rebelliousness, battles, wartime life, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: israel, holy land, palestine, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Sleeping Voice (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Pepita travels to Madrid to be near her sister Hortensia who is pregnant and in prison. Hortensia is sentenced to death. The execution will not be carried out until after the baby is delivered. Pepita tries everything to stay the execution, but when ...
Style: captivating, serious, emotional, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: wartime life, death sentence, political unrest, woman in danger, fall in love, life is a bitch, against humanity, love and romance, rebellion, society, dishonesty, civil war ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: spain, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Boat Is Full (1981)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Switzerland, West Germany, Austria
Duration: 101 min.
Story: During World War II, Switzerland severely limited refugees: "Our boat is full." A train from Germany halts briefly in an isolated corner of Switzerland. Six people jump off seeking asylum: four Jews, a French child, and a German soldier. ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, politics, world war two, train, refugee, anti war, village, genocide, military, confined, escapades ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: switzerland, europe, germany, zurich switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Last Lieutenant (1993)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Norway
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Norwegian war drama. The old sea-captain retires, but the next day German WWII occupation of Norway begins. He then kisses his wife good-bye and is off to Army HQ. There he finds a lack of leadership and morale that offends him. They even laugh at ...
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, state affairs, military, escapades, graphic violence, wartime life, military life, heroes, contests and competitions, aging, war, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: germany, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Unfair Competition (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Two linen fabric dealers with their shops close to one another, battle against each other for more and more costumers. Umberto constantly loses clients because of the tough competition brought by Leone, who offers the best prices in the ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: fascism, anti semitism, ghetto, social decay, family business, against humanity, life is a bitch, political unrest, moral dilemma, human nature, racial slur, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 ⇓
38%
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Judith (1966)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Israel, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A Jewish woman is recruited to help track down a German commander who was her former husband.
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious
Plot: soldier, anti hero, holocaust, innocence lost, vengeance, genocide, terrorism, idealism, lovers reunited, boarding school life, concentration camp, starting over ...
Place: israel, palestine, syria
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.5
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The Kite (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Lebanon, France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young 15 year old girl, Lamia, lives in a southern Lebanese village on the border with Israel. She is given in marriage to her cousin on the other side of the border. As Lamia crosses the barbed wire she also passes from childhood into adulthood, ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: teenage life, introspection, wartime life, family tradition, military, fall in love, life is a bitch, youth, culture clash, political unrest, society, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: lebanon, israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Adam Resurrected (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, Israel, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Before the war, in Berlin, Adam was an entertainer- cabaret impresario, magician, musician-loved by all until he finds himself in a concentration camp, confronted by Commandant Klein. Adam survives the camp by becoming the Klein's ...
Style: touching, bleak, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: nazi, holocaust, concentration camp, survival, world war two, against humanity, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, mental illness, circus, mental institution, patient ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1930s, 1940s, 30s ...
Place: israel, europe, middle east, germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: During the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam, Otto Frank decides to hide his family, who are Jewish, after his daughter Margot is called to appear for transport to a Nazi labour camp. Miep Gies, Otto Frank's office assistant hides them in the attic ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, disturbing, bleak
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, attic, confined, life is a bitch, heroes, on the run, danger, war, anti heroes, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s, 20th century
Place: europe, holland, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%