Movies like Free Men

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Free Men (2011)
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Free Men (2011)
Original name: Les hommes libres
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In Paris during WWII, an Algerian immigrant is inspired to join the resistance by his unexpected friendship with a Jewish man. Based on not very known facts about the Muslim community in Paris during WWII, when the Paris Mosque and its dynamic leader played a pivotal role in supporting the resistance and rescuing Jews.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, resistance, german occupation, fighting the system, rebellion, human spirit, moral dilemma, idealism, life is a bitch, hopes, anti semitism, society, wartime life, against humanity, immigrants, spy, world war two, holocaust, friends, misfit, performer's life, social misfits, gestapo, dancing, gay ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1944
Place: paris france, france, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and captivating films with plots about wartime life, world war two, life is a bitch, society, against humanity, war and holocaust mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like Free Men: Army of Crime (2009), The Great Journey (2004), A Love to Hide (2005), The Edelweiss Pirates (2004), The Last Metro (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Army of Crime (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France
Duration: 139 min.
Story: This gripping historical drama recounts the story of Armenian-born Missak Manouchian, a woodworker and political activist who led an immigrant laborer division of the Parisian Resistance on 30 operations against the Nazis in 1943. The Nazis branded ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: resistance, world war two, idealism, human spirit, rebelliousness, danger, poet, occupation, heroes, rebellion, youth, war ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: paris france, france
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The Great Journey (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Morocco, Bulgaria, Turkey
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Reda, summoned to accompany his father on a pilgrimage to Mecca, complies reluctantly - as he preparing for his baccalaureat and, even more important, has a secret love relationship. The trip across Europe in a broken-down car is also the departure ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, contemplative ...
Plot: on the road, pilgrimage, family relations, culture clash, youth, golden years, society, hopes, teenage life, human nature, parents and children, generation gap ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, saudi arabia, europe, yugoslavia, croatia ...
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A Love to Hide (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young Jewish girl, Sarah, is looking to escape the clutches of the Third Reich after seeing her parents and sister brutally slain by a smuggler who betrayed them while attempting to escape to England. Terrified, she is sheltered by her childhood ...
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: gay, holocaust, anti semitism, life is a bitch, gay relationship, wartime life, social relations, hidden identity, traitor, betrayal, cruelty, childhood friend ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: paris france, france, europe
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83%
The Edelweiss Pirates (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Im Kölner Stadtteil Ehrenfeld lebt eine Gruppe von Arbeiterkindern kurz vor Ende des Zweiten Weltkriegs ihren ganz eigenen Alltag. Die selbsternannten „Edelweißpiraten“ träumen von einer gerechten Welt und sehnen sich nach der unbeschwerten ...
Style: tense, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: resistance, wartime life, human spirit, young heroes, rebellion, danger, against humanity, life is a bitch, confined, idealism, rebelliousness, captivity ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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The Last Metro (1980)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In occupied Paris, an actress married to a Jewish theater owner must keep him hidden from the Nazis while doing both of their jobs.
Style: thought provoking, sincere, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: world war two, infidelity, theater, love triangle, anti semitism, occupation, confined, life is a bitch, romance, artists and showbiz, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: paris france, france, europe, germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Monsieur Batignole (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1942, in an occupied Paris, the apolitical grocer Edmond Batignole lives with his wife and daughter in a small apartment in the building of his grocery. When his future son-in-law and collaborator of the German Pierre-Jean Lamour calls the Nazis ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, exciting, captivating
Plot: holocaust, world war two, nazism, soldier, anti semitism, child, against humanity, life is a bitch, wartime life, confined, society, collaboration ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942
Place: paris france, france, switzerland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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 ⇓
65%
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Safe Conduct (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Germany, Spain
Duration: 170 min.
Story: The film is about the French film industry from 1942 to 1944 during the Nazi occupation. The film focuses on assistant director and resistance fighter Jean Devaivre and screenwriter Jean Aurenche. Aurenche is on the move so that he doesn't have ...
Style: touching, sincere, suspenseful, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: politics, espionage, survival, human spirit, society, escapades, love and romance, hopes, writer's life, lifestyle, couples, couple relations ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: paris france, france, europe, vichy
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Rosenstrasse (2003)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 136 min.
Story: When Ruth's husband dies in New York, in 2000, she imposes strict Jewish mourning, which puzzles her children. A stranger comes to the house - Ruth's cousin - with a picture of Ruth, age 8, in Berlin, with a woman the cousin says helped ...
Style: uplifting, serious, touching, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: holocaust, nazi germany, anti semitism, life is a bitch, wartime life, human spirit, couple relations, hopes, society, strong female character, world war two, courage ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: germany, berlin germany, usa, europe, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.3
 492
Haven (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: This is the true story of a woman named Ruth Gruber who travels to Europe to help escort 1000 Jewish War victims to the United States. She comes to love and feel sorry for them all, and fights for their rights to live in America.
Style: emotional, sincere, disturbing, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, deportation, rescue, anti semitism, immigrants, human spirit, idealism, heroic mission, fighting the system, life is a bitch, politics ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s
Place: europe, switzerland, naples italy, new york, mediterranean sea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Perlasca: The Courage of a Just Man (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France, Sweden, Hungary
Duration: 104 min.
Story: It is the real story of Giorgio Perlasca (Luca Zingaretti). During the 1920s he was an Italian Fascist supporter, fighting in Africa an in the Spanish civil war where he deserved a safe conduct for Spanish embassies. After some years, disillusioned ...
Style: disturbing, emotional, serious, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, idealism, genocide, concentration camp, hopes, deportation, nazism, wartime life, life is a bitch, fighting the system, nazi occupation ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 1920s, 80s, 20th century ...
Place: hungary, italy, budapest hungary, sweden, budapest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Children of Glory (2006)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Sport, War
Country: Hungary
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Children of Glory will commemorate Hungary's heroic Revolution of 1956, and takes place in Budapest and at the Melbourne Olympic Games in October and November of that year. While Soviet tanks were destroying Hungary, the Hungarian water polo ...
Style: captivating, rough, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: politics, sport team, revolution, resistance, wartime life, human spirit, rebellion, athlete's life, society, hopes, rivalry, political unrest ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1956
Place: hungary, europe, australia, ussr, melbourne australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 ⇓
52%
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 ⇓
50%
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Spring of Life (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The film, 'The Spring Of Life', brings to light a little-known operation of the Nazi SS, started just before the outbreak of World War II. Through the careful selection and re-education of young women, it was the Nazi's mad dream to ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, bleak, rough
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, world war two, against humanity, society, life is a bitch, wartime life, genocide, breeding, war, forbidden love, ss ...
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Almost Peaceful (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set during the largely unexplored period immediately following World War II, the film follows a group of mostly Jewish Parisians who attempt to restart their lives and rekindle their capacity for happiness in the shadow of unspeakable horrors. ...
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: family relations, holocaust, anti semitism, human spirit, survival, haunted by the past, starting over, love and romance, society, life is a bitch, hopes, lovers reunited ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, post world war two, year 1946
Place: paris france, europe, france, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Süskind (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In Nazi-occupied Amsterdam, Walter Süskind is a member of the Dutch Jewish Council who rescues hundreds of children from the concentration camps.
Style: captivating, emotional, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: ss, nazi occupation, selflessness, human spirit, idealism, rescue, deportation, against humanity, danger, holocaust, escape attempt, hopes ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: amsterdam, holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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%
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The Grey Zone (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Nazi doctor, along with the Sonderkomando Jews – who are forced to work in the crematoria of Auschwitz against their fellow-Jews – find themselves in a moral grey zone.
Style: bleak, disturbing, serious, factual, depressing ...
Plot: holocaust, nazi, rebellion, world war two, concentration camp, survival, anti semitism, redemption, smuggling, against humanity, human spirit, war ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: poland, europe, germany, budapest, budapest hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Olga (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Brazil
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Based upon the true story of Olga Benário, the German-born wife of Brazilian communist leader Luís Carlos Prestes. During the dictatorship of Getúlio Vargas (1930-1945) she was arrested and sent to Nazi Germany, where she was put to death in a ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: world war two, nazi germany, concentration camp, rebellion, life is a bitch, wartime life, couple relations, love affair, revolution, against humanity, war, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.0
 2K
The Blitz (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A thrilling love story between the young boxer Vincent and the German Eva, who soon has to marry with the middle-aged Dirk to save her family. While the war starts in the Netherlands their impossible love inflames. May 14, 1940, the day that the ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, wartime life, life is a bitch, society, social differences, bombing, arranged marriage, unfulfillment, romance, german occupation, brother sister relationship, impossible love ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Strangers (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Six days in the lives of an Israeli living in a kibbutz and a Palestinian living in Paris, which starts with an accidental meeting in the Berlin Subway during the World cup finals, will change them completely.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: unlikely couple, impossible love, fall in love, wartime life, friendship, couples, life is a bitch, romance, hopes, love and romance, unfulfilled love, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france, germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Strayed (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Fleeing the June 1940 arrival of Hitler's army in Paris, a young war widow and her two children are rescued from dive-bombing German fighters by a cocky, reckless teenager. He finds them refuge in an abandoned house, but despite the fact that ...
Style: sincere, touching, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, older woman teenage boy sex, world war two, survival, friendship, refugee, life is a bitch, wartime life, love affair, teenage life, love and romance, danger ...
Time: 1940s
Place: france, paris france, europe, nice france, riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Escape from Sobibor (1987)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Yugoslavia
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 ...
Plot: concentration camp, escape, pow, world war two, captivity, genocide, brutality, against humanity, corporal punishment, holocaust, rebelliousness, moral dilemma ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Hiding Place (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The Hiding Place is an account of a Dutch family who risk their lives by offering a safe haven for Jews during World War II
Style: sincere, bleak, emotional, disturbing, uplifting ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, world war two, anti heroes, opposites attract, escapades, society, confined, life is a bitch, human spirit, family in danger ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Land Girls (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: During World War II, the organisation "The Women's Land Army" recruited women to work on British farms while the men were off to war. Three such "land girls" of different social backgrounds - quiet Stella, young hairdresser ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: world war two, countryside, friendship, hopes, fall in love, farm, war, romance, working class, friends, couples, society ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, egypt, united kingdom, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Is Paris Burning? (1966)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 173 min.
Story: The title is Adolf Hitler's question to his chief of staff Alfred Jodl on the eve of the liberation of Paris (August 25): the military governor of Paris, General Dietrich von Choltitz, had been ordered to destroy Paris rather than let it fall ...
Style: emotional, serious, captivating, harsh, factual ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, moral dilemma, wartime life, against the odds, totalitarianism, rescue, resistance, danger, anti heroes, insubordination, heroic mission ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: france, paris france, europe, warsaw poland, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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November Moon (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: "November Moon" is a timeless and compelling love story set against the backdrop of Nazi-occupied France. On the brink of war and in the face of escalating anti-Jewish activity, November has fled her native Germany for the relative safety ...
Style: captivating, emotional, sincere, rough, realistic ...
Plot: lesbian love, world war two, holocaust, lesbian, against humanity, love and romance, danger, gender, romance, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: paris france, france, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Freedom (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A Gypsy family travels the French roads during the Second World War, followed by Little Claude, a young boy seeking a new family after his parents "left and never returned". Upon reaching a town where they traditionally stop for a few ...
Style: emotional, captivating, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, racism, social differences, life is a bitch, moral dilemma, rebellion, rebelliousness, family in danger, on the run, concentration camp, village ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.7
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Samba (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Samba migrated to France 10 years ago from Senegal, and has since been plugging away at various lowly jobs. Alice is a senior executive who has recently undergone a burnout. Both struggle to get out of their dead-end lives. Samba's willing to ...
Style: uplifting, touching, sincere, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: immigrants, friendship, social differences, illegal immigrant, society, betrayal, fake identity, culture clash, interracial relations, love story, justice, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, paris france, europe, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%