Movies like Francofonia

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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: semi documentary
Plot: louvre, nazi occupation, art museum, museum, art, nazism, painting, war, world, bolshevik, napoleon bonaparte, civil servant, nazi occupied france, magazine cover, the color red, famous painting, art history, ship wreck, flickering light, tour, adolf hitler, statue, brotherhood, year 1914, world war one veteran ...
Time: year 1967, year 1959, year 1978, year 1918, year 1942, year 1940, year 1972 ...
Place: vichy, st. petersburg russia, russia, france, paris france, germany

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and dramatic films with plots about world war two, war, death, nazi, politics, runaway and society mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like Francofonia: The Monuments Men (2014), Russian Ark (2002), Hanussen (1988), The Sun (2005), Is Paris Burning? (1966). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Monuments Men (2014)
Genre: 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: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, suspenseful ...
Plot: treasure hunt, architect, soldier, escapades, military, art theft, race against time, war, german, rescue, map, painting ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1943, year 1944 ...
Place: germany, europe, mine, paris france, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.4
 17K
Russian Ark (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History, Mystery
Country: Russia, Germany, Japan, Canada, Finland, Denmark
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A French marquis wanders through a vast labyrinth of corridors, theaters and ballrooms at a reception for a Persian ambassador.
Style: epic, atmospheric, stylized, serious, captivating ...
Plot: time travel, museum, russian history, painting, culture clash, revolution, haunted by the past, artists and showbiz, art, russian, blind character, lifestyle ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 18th century, 1800s, 1900s ...
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, europe, ussr, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 7.3
 1K
Hanussen (1988)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Hungary, West Germany, Austria
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A man's story parallels Hitler's rise. Austrian Klaus Schneider, wounded in World War I, recovers in the care of Dr. Emil Bettleheim. Bettleheim discovers that Schneider possesses powers of empathy and of clairvoyance, such that could aid ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: uncover truth, nazism, assassination, clairvoyant, clairvoyance, hypnosis, idealism, moral dilemma, war, rebelliousness, society, state affairs ...
Time: 20s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.4
 2K
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: serious, thought provoking, realistic, disturbing, captivating
Plot: emperor, head of state, downfall, leadership, politics, war, state affairs, wartime life, military, society, totalitarianism, dinner ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1945
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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: serious, captivating, realistic, emotional, brutal ...
Plot: holocaust, war, rescue, gory, heroic mission, resistance, military, wartime life, against the odds, heroes, anti heroes, soldier ...
Time: 40s, year 1944, 1940s
Place: france, europe, paris france, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.1
 2K
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
Plot: communism, painting, art, resistance, rejection, chance, censorship, life, community, artist, legal system, painter ...
Time: 50s
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Enemy at the Gates (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, Germany, Ireland, 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: realistic, bleak, serious, rough, captivating ...
Plot: sniper, military, assassination, war, nazism, friendship, love triangle, trap, jewish, jealousy, mind game, battle zone ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: russia, soviet union, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.9
 2K
Museum Hours (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: At the Kunsthistorisches Art Museum in Vienna, a museum guard and a visiting out-of-towner find refuge in life, art, and each other, in Jem Cohen’s painterly rumination on how art influences and echoes contemporary society.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, clever, offbeat ...
Plot: museum, friendship, tour guide, city life, urban, cause and meaning, postmodernism, friends, photograph, snowing, dancer, bus ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: austria, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.0
 7K
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, serious, realistic, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, parents and children, anti semitism, genocide, war, injustice, against humanity, danger, family relations, life is a bitch, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942, 1940s
Place: europe, france, vichy, paris france, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 ...
Plot: world war two, abbess, newborn baby, atheist, red cross, caesarean birth, pregnant, pregnant woman, photograph, doctor, baby, dancing ...
Time: year 1945, 1940s, year 1940
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.3
 47K
Woman in Gold (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover a world famous painting of her aunt plundered by the Nazis during World War II, she believes rightfully belongs to her family. She did so not just to regain ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, dramatic, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, art, injustice, courtroom drama, dedicated lawyer, legal action, stolen painting, fighting the system, legal, aging, nazi, lawyer ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: austria, pasadena california, california, washington d.c., germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Naked Among Wolves (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Naked Among Wolves (German: Nackt unter Wölfen) is a German drama film directed by Philipp Kadelbach in 2015. It is based on the novel of the same name by Bruno Apitz, which was published in 1958 by the East German Publishing house. It was created ...
Plot: war, anti semitism, nazi, smuggling, old man, wehrmacht, holocaust, concentration camp, prisoner, little boy, boy, death ...
Time: 1940s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Les Misérables (1995)
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, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: rich and poor, jewish, lawyer, nun, boxer, redemption, political unrest, injustice, against the odds, occupation, resistance, introspection ...
Place: paris france, normandy, france, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.5
 644
Match (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Sport
Country: Russia
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the "death match" where the Soviet team "Start" scored its second victory over the German team «Flakelf» on August 9, 1942
Plot: world war two, soccer match, nazi occupation, sport
Time: year 1942
Place: ukraine, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Free-spirited writer Juliet Ashton forms a life-changing bond with the delightful and eccentric Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, when she decides to write about the book club they formed during the occupation of Guernsey in WWII.
Plot: nazi occupation, world war two, friendship, island, letter, german occupation, potato, reading a book, vomiting, nazi, american abroad, dinner ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941, year 1946
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Europa Europa (1990)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, France, Poland
Duration: 112 min.
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, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, german, survival, anti semitism, jewish, hidden identity, war, pow, ghetto, communism, roommate, concentration camp ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, poland, latvia, europe, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 8.1
 46K
Airlift (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: India
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When Iraq invades Kuwait in August, 1990, a callous Indian businessman becomes the spokesperson for more than 170,000 stranded countrymen.
Plot: evacuation, iraq war, war, military, husband wife relationship, airplane, patriotism, tank, businessman, fistfight, refugee camp
Time: 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Final Solution: The Wannsee Conference (1984)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Austria, West Germany
Duration: 87 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: bleak, serious, talky, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, genocide, racism, deportation, fascism, war, against humanity, society, state affairs, immigrants, interracial relations ...
Time: 40s, year 1942
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany, warsaw poland, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 6.2
 103
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: refugee, hotel, world war two, nazi occupation, mass murder, war crime, nazi
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Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Of Gods and Men (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: French drama based on the 1996 kidnapping and killing of seven monks in Algeria. A group of Trappist monks reside in the monastery of Tibhirine in Algeria, where they live in harmony with the largely muslim population. When a bloody conflict between ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1996
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Labyrinth of Lies (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A young prosecutor in postwar West Germany investigates a massive conspiracy to cover up the Nazi pasts of prominent public figures.
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, idealism, fighting the system, dedicated lawyer, against humanity, legal, rebellion, uncover truth, genocide, against the odds, nazis, nazi ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1963, year 1958, 1950s
Place: germany, frankfurt germany, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.7
 19K
1900 (1976)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 245 min.
Story: Set in Bertolucci's ancestral region of Emilia, the film chronicles the lives of two men during the political turmoils that took place in Italy in the first half on the 20th century.
Style: epic, stylized, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: fascism, politics, communism, death, execution, friendship, social differences, idealism, resistance, catholicism, ambition, society ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, 20s, 30s ...
Place: italy, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.1
 19K
The Leopard (1963)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 186 min.
Story: As Garibaldi's troops begin the unification of Italy in the 1860s, an aristocratic Sicilian family grudgingly adapts to the sweeping social changes undermining their way of life. Proud but pragmatic Prince Don Fabrizio Salina allows his war ...
Style: epic, stylized, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: ambition, revolution, opportunist, civil war, politics, prince, aging, parents and children, bourbon, monarchy, plan, officer ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: sicily, italy, europe, sicily italy, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Berlin 1885: The Division of Africa (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Belgium, Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A docudrama depicting the Berlin Conference in which the Western powers decided the partition of Africa.
Plot: conference, colonialism, diplomat, colonization, united kingdom, interview, map
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: portugal, sweden, norway, denmark, ottoman empire ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Augustine (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set in Belle Époque France, the story follows nineteen-year-old "hysteria" patient Augustine, the star of Professor Charcot's experiments in hypnosis, as she transitions from object of study to object of desire.
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, stylized, tense ...
Plot: hysteria, mental illness, hypnosis, obsession, doctors and patients, epilepsy, power relations, mentally unstable, one on one, hospital, bruise, feather ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.5
 10K
Frantz (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the aftermath of WWI, a young German who grieves the death of her fiancé in France meets a mysterious French man who visits the fiance’s grave to lay flowers.
Style: remake of american film
Plot: post war, impossible love, world war one, guilty conscience, black and white segues into color, reading a letter, death, painting, soldier, dancing, doctor, lie ...
Time: post world war one, year 1919, 1910s, year 1918
Place: germany, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
 14K
Katyn (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An examination of the Soviet slaughter of thousands of Polish officers and citizens in the Katyn forest in 1940.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, disturbing, tragic ending ...
Plot: war, survival, war crime, massacre, anti heroes, russian, soldier, german, missing person, wartime life, against humanity, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1940
Place: poland, russia, europe, germany, east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Father of My Children (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Gregoire Canvel has everything a man could want: a wife he loves, three delightful children and his dream job - he is a film producer. Discovering talented filmmakers and developing films that fit his conception of the cinema, free and true to life, ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: filmmaking, jazz, family in crisis, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, family problems, family relations, couple relations, family life, showbiz, life is a bitch, dinner ...
Place: europe, france, sweden, paris france, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
That Night in Varennes (1982)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In June of 1791, a group of passengers in a stagecoach find themselves caught up in the events of the French Revolution, when they find themselves in the city of Varennes when revolutionists arrest the fleeing King Louis.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: royal family, french revolution, escape attempt, stagecoach, aristocracy, revolution, intrigue, political unrest, politics, adventure, state affairs, fugitives ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas (2013)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the 16th century in the Cévennes, a horse dealer by the name of Michael Kohlhaas leads a happy and prosperous family life. When a lord treats him unjustly, this pious, upstanding man raises an army and puts the country to fire and sword in order ...
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, captivating
Plot: injustice, rebelliousness, revolution, historian, sword, righting the wronged, rebellion, society, life is a bitch, folk hero, vengeance, social differences ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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