Movies like Francofonia

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Francofonia (2015)
 6.6
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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, art, painting, museum, art museum, war, world, louvre, nazi occupied france, world war two, painter, fear, architecture, evacuation, portrait painting, 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, russia, germany, france, st. petersburg russia, vichy

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and tense films with plots about world war two, war, nazi, murder, survival, death and wartime life mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like Francofonia: The Monuments Men (2014), Is Paris Burning? (1966), The Round Up (2010), Enemy at the Gates (2001), Army of Crime (2009). 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, nazi germany, treasure hunt, art theft, military, painting, rescue, war, architect, hunt down, heroic mission, danger ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 70s, year 1977 ...
Place: germany, europe, austria, new york, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, rescue, totalitarianism, against the odds, resistance, anti heroes, heroic mission, insubordination, survival ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: france, paris france, europe, warsaw poland, arc de triomphe paris ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 7.0
 8K
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, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, nazism, concentration camp, injustice, against humanity, genocide, survival, confined, wartime life, anti semitism, danger, family in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1942
Place: france, paris france, europe, vichy, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, suspenseful, bleak, rough, exciting ...
Plot: sniper, military, world war two, war, nazism, friendship, heroes, assassination, battle zone, trap, rivalry, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: russia, soviet union, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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: serious, rough, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: resistance, world war two, rebelliousness, occupation, crimes, life is a bitch, war, human spirit, deadly, danger, youth, poet ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.6
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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: captivating, serious, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: war, world war two, soldier, nazi occupation, against the odds, danger, military, battles, surprise attack, friendship, military life, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1940
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: tense, exciting, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, nazism, resistance, execution, occupation, coming of age, adventure, wartime life, german, danger, military, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: netherlands, holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.3
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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: thought provoking, disturbing, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: emperor, leadership, military, politics, wartime life, totalitarianism, society, war, state affairs, head of state, downfall, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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A Bag of Marbles (2017)
Genre: Drama, 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: suspense, suspenseful, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Plot: ss, holocaust, brother brother relationship, nazi, nazi occupation, german soldier, world war two, soldier, jewish, danger, military, fear ...
Time: 1940s
Place: paris france, nice france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.1
 852
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 ...
Plot: french resistance, nazi collaborator, female writer, gestapo, nazism, world war two, nazi occupation, concentration camp, hugging, restaurant, telephone call, woman smoking cigarette ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, year 1944
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.1
 108
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, jewish, mass murder, truce, world war two, war crime, nazi
Time: 1940s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 222K
Valkyrie (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Japan
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 ...
Style: tense, factual, bad ending, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, nazism, resistance, war, bomb, deception, treason, assassination attempt, betrayal, courage, nazi germany, plan gone awry ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, tunisia, munich 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, realistic, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: world war two, redemption, lawyer, political unrest, injustice, pursuit, resistance, occupation, against the odds, boxer, nun, rich and poor ...
Place: paris france, normandy, france, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.9
 450
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, suspenseful, serious, rough, bleak ...
Plot: ship, torpedo, escapades, wartime life, world war two, ocean or sea, military, evacuation, chaos and mayhem, confined, danger, downfall ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.6
 5K
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, psychological, suspense
Plot: world war two, nazi occupation, nazi germany, love and romance, friendship, danger, society, death, couples, crimes, family relations, nazism ...
Time: 20th century, year 1944, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 ...
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, realistic, ambiguous ending
Plot: concentration camp, jewish, man boy relationship, holocaust, nazism, war, liberation, resistance, prisoner, little boy, death, child in peril ...
Time: year 1945, 1940s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.0
 15K
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: disturbing, heartbreaking, sentimental, sad, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, war crime, nazism, survival, war, captivity, military life, life is a bitch, confined, against humanity, battles, political unrest ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1940
Place: poland, russia, europe, soviet union, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.8
 3K
In the Fog (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Netherlands, Belarus, Russia, Latvia
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Western frontiers of the USSR, 1942. The region is under German occupation. A man is wrongly accused of collaboration. Desperate to save his dignity, he faces an impossible moral choice.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: false accusation, world war two, nazi occupation, moral dilemma, survival, life is a bitch, wartime life, danger, human nature, resistance fighter, collaboration, war ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942
Place: russia, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 7.8
 32K
Land of Mine (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Denmark, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the days following the surrender of Germany in May 1945, a group of young German prisoners of war were handed over to the Danish authorities and subsequently sent out to the West Coast, where they were ordered to remove the more than two million ...
Style: suspense, emotional, brutal, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: minefield, post world war two, german soldier, soldier, world war two, war crime, pow, teenager, moral dilemma, child soldier, military officer, abuse of power ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, 20th century, future
Place: denmark, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: serious, bleak, disturbing, contemplative, talky ...
Plot: world war two, genocide, racism, anti semitism, deportation, holocaust, conspiracy, murder, fascism, deadly, society, wartime life ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, year 1942
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, warsaw poland, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.6
 15K
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, captivating, tense, thought provoking ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, survival, german, homosexual, nudity (full frontal - brief), roommate, hidden identity, heroes, communism, ghetto ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 40s, 30s
Place: latvia, germany, poland, europe, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, serious, emotional, bleak
Plot: world war two, assassination, holocaust, mass murder, nazi occupation, heroic mission, life is a bitch, wartime life, haunted by the past, genocide, deadly, social relations ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942
Place: czechoslovakia, czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.8
 1K
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: sincere, suspenseful, emotional, touching, contemplative ...
Plot: politics, espionage, survival, human spirit, couples, society, lifestyle, love and romance, escapades, writer's life, couple relations, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: paris france, france, europe, vichy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 7.2
 2K
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: realistic, disturbing, thought provoking, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: hypnosis, clairvoyant, assassination, nazism, uncover truth, oracle, idealism, world war one, anti semitism, rebelliousness, society, totalitarianism ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 1930s
Place: germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Longest Day (1962)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: The retelling of June 6, 1944, from the perspectives of the Germans, US, British, Canadians, and the Free French. Marshall Erwin Rommel, touring the defenses being established as part of the Reich's Atlantic Wall, notes to his officers that ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, touching, epic ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, resistance, war, invasion, allies, german, military, navy, military life, battle zone, officers and cadets ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: normandy, france, europe, england, english channel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.0
 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, twist ending, sentimental, captivating, educational film ...
Plot: art, painting, artist, legal system, life, censorship, father daughter relationship, one legged man, sculpture, professor, teacher student relationship, loss of mother ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 1940s, year 1952
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 8.2
 321K
Downfall (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Austria, Italy
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In April of 1945, Germany stands at the brink of defeat with the Russian Army closing in from the east and the Allied Expeditionary Force attacking from the west. In Berlin, capital of the Third Reich, Adolf Hitler proclaims that Germany will still ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, psychological, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: hitler, nazism, war, world war two, third reich, desperation, confined, adolf hitler, suicide, paranoia, war crime, traitor ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945, year 1942
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, munich germany, prague czechoslovakia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The War Between Us (1995)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In World War II British Columbia, Canada, a Japanese immigrant family has to endure the racist Canadian policy of being interned and their property confiscated as "enemy aliens". At the same time, a white Canadian family has to deal with ...
Style: captivating, bleak, serious, realistic, disturbing
Plot: world war two, racism, deportation, society, immigrants, wartime life, war, ice hockey, bathhouse, political oppression, suicide by drowning, kimono ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.9
 517K
Dunkirk (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Netherlands, France, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of the miraculous evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain, Canada and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk between May 26th and June 4th 1940 during World War II.
Style: atmospheric, dramatic, suspense, realistic, based on true events ...
Plot: world war two, british history, wartime, war, british army, evacuation, rescue mission, survival, warship, soldier, rescue, surrounded ...
Time: year 1940, 1940s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, english channel, england, flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
A Bridge Too Far (1977)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: A Bridge Too Far tells the story of Operation Market Garden, the failed attempt by the allies to end the war quickly by securing three bridges in Holland and allowing access over the Rhine into Germany. A combination of poor allied intelligence and ...
Style: epic, realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: war, world war two, behind enemy lines, allies, army, against the odds, battle zone, heroic mission, soldier, mission, invasion, mission gone awry ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944, 70s
Place: netherlands, holland, germany, europe, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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