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Francofonia (2015)
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Francofonia (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Master filmmaker Alexander Sokurov (Russian Ark) transforms a portrait of the world-renowned museum into a magisterial, centuries-spanning reflection on the relation between art, culture and power.
Style: exciting, enigmatic, suspense, suspenseful, semi documentary
Plot: nazi occupation, nazism, louvre, art, painting, museum, art museum, world war two, painter, fear, architecture, evacuation, portrait painting, nazi occupied france, war, world, napoleon bonaparte, french history, airplane, ship, ghost, nazi, shipwreck, german, mummy ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, year 1918, year 1944, year 1940, year 1939, year 1972 ...
Place: paris france, st. petersburg russia, russia, germany, france, vichy

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, captivating, serious and suspenseful films with plots about world war two, nazi, war, jewish, murder, nazi occupation and death mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like Francofonia: The Monuments Men (2014), A Bag of Marbles (2017), Is Paris Burning? (1966), Memoir of Pain (2017), The Round Up (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Monuments Men (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action drama focusing on seven over-the-hill, out-of-shape museum directors, artists, architects, curators, and art historians who went to the front lines of ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, intense ...
Plot: world war two, art theft, war, nazi germany, military, rescue, painting, treasure hunt, architect, hunt down, heroic mission, military life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943, year 1945 ...
Place: germany, europe, paris france, new york, belgium ...
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A Bag of Marbles (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Canada, Czech Republic
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In occupied France, Maurice and Joseph, two young Jewish brothers left to their own devices demonstrate an incredible amount of cleverness, courage, and ingenuity to escape the enemy invasion and to try to reunite their family once again.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: brother brother relationship, ss, german soldier, nazi, nazi occupation, holocaust, world war two, danger, soldier, military, jewish, machismo ...
Time: 1940s
Place: paris france, france, nice france
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Is Paris Burning? (1966)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 175 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, insubordination, danger, anti heroes, heroic mission ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: france, paris france, europe, warsaw poland, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Memoir of Pain (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Switzerland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: June 1944, France is still under the German Occupation. The writer Robert Antelme, major figure of the Resistance, is arrested and deported. His young wife, Marguerite, writer and resistant, was torn by the anguish of not having her news and her ...
Style: serious, romantic, heartbreaking, melancholic, factual ...
Plot: gestapo, french resistance, female writer, nazism, world war two, nazi occupation, concentration camp, female protagonist, beach, sea, end of war, police officer ...
Time: year 1944, year 1945, 1940s, 20th century
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, nazism, concentration camp, nazi germany, against humanity, genocide, injustice, occupation, society, danger, confined, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1942
Place: france, paris france, europe, vichy, germany
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De Gaulle (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Paris, June 1940. The de Gaulle couple is confronted with the military and political collapse of France. Charles de Gaulle joins London while Yvonne, his wife, finds herself with her three children on the road of the exodus.
Style: captivating, suspense, suspenseful, psychological, exciting ...
Plot: french history, husband wife relationship, world war two, telephone conversation, mentally challenged, politician, politics, political unrest, political leader, world politics, reading a letter, playing piano ...
Time: 1940s
Place: france, paris france, london
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Enemy at the Gates (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Ireland, UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Enemy at the Gates is a war film from Jean-Jacques Annaud from 2001 that takes place during the battle of Stalingard in World War II between the Russians and the Germans.
Style: serious, bleak, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: sniper, world war two, military, war, nazism, friendship, heroes, assassination, battle zone, trap, elimination, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: russia, soviet union, germany, poland
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Warsaw '44 (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A beautiful story about youth, love, friendship and the pursuit of adventure during the bloody and brutal reality of the Warsaw Uprising.
Style: realistic, captivating, tense, suspense, psychological
Plot: nazi occupation, world war two, nazism, nazi germany, death, friendship, love and romance, danger, society, couples, family relations, crimes ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s, 20th century
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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: serious, realistic, tense, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, nazism, resistance, occupation, execution, coming of age, nazi, wartime life, adventure, german, life is a bitch, military ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: netherlands, europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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 ...
Plot: world war two, war, nazi occupation, soldier, against the odds, battles, military, danger, surprise attack, friendship, military life, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1940
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⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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The Sun (2005)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Russia, Italy, Switzerland, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The Sun (Russian: Сóлнце, Solntse) is a 2005 Russian biographical film depicting Japanese Emperor Shōwa (Hirohito) during the final days of World War II. The film is the third drama in director Aleksandr Sokurov's trilogy, which included ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, emperor, wartime life, leadership, politics, military, state affairs, war, head of state, society, totalitarianism, downfall ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: realistic, serious, rough, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: resistance, world war two, occupation, poet, human spirit, idealism, danger, youth, crimes, war, deadly, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Alone in Berlin (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Berlin in June of 1940. While Nazi propaganda celebrates the regime’s victory over France, a kitchen-cum-living room in Prenzlauer Berg is filled with grief. Anna and Otto Quangel’s son has been killed at the front. This working class couple had ...
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Valkyrie (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Japan, UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Wounded in Africa during World War II, Nazi Col. Claus von Stauffenberg returns to his native Germany and joins the Resistance in a daring plan to create a shadow government and assassinate Adolf Hitler. When events unfold so that he becomes a ...
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Hotel Meina (2007)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, Serbia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: How will the Germans react to the armistice of the 8th of September 1943, due to which Italy betrays them and sides with the allied forces? This is the distressing questions that a group of 16 Italian - Greek Jews evacuated at The Meina Hotel ask ...
Plot: nazi occupation, refugee, hotel, war crime, world war two, mass murder, nazi, jewish, truce
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Final Solution: The Wannsee Conference (1984)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Austria, West Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A real time recreation of the 1942 Wannsee Conference, in which leading SS and Nazi Party officals gathered to discuss the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question". Led by SS-General Reinhard Heydrich, the Wannsee Conference was the ...
Style: captivating, talky, thought provoking, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, deportation, conspiracy, genocide, racism, anti semitism, life is a bitch, society, fascism, confined, against humanity ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, year 1942
Place: europe, germany, warsaw poland, palestine, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.3
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The Innocents (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Poland
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Poland, 1945. Mathilde, a young French Red Cross doctor, is on a mission to help the war survivors. When a nun seeks for her help, she is brought to a convent where several pregnant sisters are hiding, unable to reconcile their faith with their ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, tense, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: world war two, abbess, camera, lie, ceremony, secret, interracial relations, syphilis, mother son relationship, chastity, female director, little boy ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, year 1940
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, rough, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: ship, wartime life, escapades, world war two, evacuation, ocean, military, confined, danger, chaos and mayhem, ocean or sea, downfall ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
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Plot: french resistance, french, secret, archive footage, love, occupied france, world war two, bravery, revenge, hate, refugee, pursuit ...
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Across the Waters (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, War
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Duration: 94 min.
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Time: 1940s
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46%
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Genre: Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 175 min.
Story: In France during World War II, a poor and illiterate man, Henri Fortin (Jean-Paul Belmondo), is introduced to Victor Hugo's classic novel Les Misérables and begins to see parallels between the book and his own life.
Style: epic, emotional, captivating, realistic, serious ...
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Paula (2016)
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Plot: false accusation, world war two, nazi occupation, moral dilemma, danger, life is a bitch, survival, wartime life, human nature, resistance fighter, collaboration, war ...
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Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1940
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41%
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Genre: Drama, History, War
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40%
Fall of the Innocent (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 126 min.
Story: With the Nazi takeover of Europe underway, the Reich Protector Reinhard Heydrich arrives in Prague and his underlings begin enforcing his authority in the towns and villages across the occupied country. In Lidice, the film's main protagonist, ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, emotional, serious, bleak
Plot: nazi occupation, assassination, world war two, holocaust, mass murder, political repression, wartime life, heroic mission, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, genocide, social relations ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1942
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The Turncoat (2020)
Genre: Drama, History, War
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Style: psychological, exciting, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
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Europa Europa (1990)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, France, Poland
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Story: A Jewish boy separated from his family in the early days of WWII poses as a German orphan and is taken into the heart of the Nazi world as a 'war hero' and eventually becomes a Hitler Youth. Although improbabilities and happenstance are ...
Style: epic, realistic, contemplative, emotional, disturbing ...
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Russian Ark (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History, Mystery
Country: Russia, Germany, Japan, Canada, Finland, Denmark
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38%
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Afterimage (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In 1945, as Stalin sets his hands over Poland, famous painter Wladislaw Strzeminski refuses to compromise on his art with the doctrines of social realism. Persecuted, expelled from his chair at the University, he's eventually erased from the ...
Style: avant garde, twist ending, educational film, sentimental, captivating ...
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