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Francofonia (2015)
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: nazism, nazi occupation, art, painting, museum, art museum, louvre, war, world, airplane, treasure, ship, painter, ghost, nazi, german, mummy, death, water, french, emperor, architect, freedom, fear, german soldier ...
Time: year 1940, 1940s, year 1939, 12th century, year 1944, year 1972, year 1942 ...
Place: russia, germany, france, paris france, st. petersburg russia, vichy

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, bleak and captivating films with plots about world war two, war, nazi, death, murder, idealism and nazis mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like Francofonia: The Round Up (2010), The Monuments Men (2014), Is Paris Burning? (1966), Russian Ark (2002), Naked Among Wolves (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, disturbing, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, nazism, parents and children, anti semitism, genocide, injustice, war, nazi occupation, against humanity, danger, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1942
Place: europe, france, vichy, germany, paris france
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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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, sentimental ...
Plot: art theft, military, treasure hunt, architect, soldier, race against time, war, german, rescue, map, painting, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1977, year 1944 ...
Place: germany, europe, mine, france, paris 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: serious, captivating, realistic, emotional, brutal ...
Plot: holocaust, war, rescue, heroic mission, gory, resistance, military, wartime life, against the odds, heroes, anti heroes, soldier ...
Time: 40s, year 1944, 1940s
Place: france, europe, paris france, germany
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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, 1700s, 1900s ...
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, ussr, europe, tokyo
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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: concentration camp, shoah, war, nazism, world war two, boy, prisoner, little boy, death, teenage boy, male nudity, wehrmacht ...
Time: 1940s
Place: germany
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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: serious, bleak, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: military, sniper, nazism, war, assassination, friendship, battle zone, trap, heroes, deadly, german, russian ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: russia, soviet union, germany, poland
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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: bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: uncover truth, clairvoyance, assassination, clairvoyant, nazism, hypnosis, idealism, moral dilemma, war, rebelliousness, society, state affairs ...
Time: 20s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: germany, berlin germany
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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: refugee, hotel, nazi occupation, world war two, nazi, war crime, mass murder
Time: 1940s
Place: italy
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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: serious, thought provoking, realistic, disturbing, captivating
Plot: emperor, head of state, leadership, politics, war, state affairs, wartime life, military, society, totalitarianism, downfall, dream ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945, 1940s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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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: jewish, lawyer, boxer, nun, rich and poor, redemption, political unrest, injustice, against the odds, occupation, resistance, introspection ...
Place: normandy, paris france, france, germany, poland
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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: german, holocaust, survival, jewish, anti semitism, hidden identity, war, ghetto, communism, roommate, concentration camp, homosexual ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, poland, latvia, europe, russia ...
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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 ...
Plot: world war two, abbess, snow, crying, singing, pregnant woman, newborn baby, pregnant, atheist, wounded, caesarean birth, red cross ...
Time: year 1945, 1940s, year 1940
Place: poland
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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, german occupation, letter, island, reading a book, german abroad, pig, globe, literary agent, pregnant woman ...
Time: 1940s, year 1946, year 1941
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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 ...
Plot: french resistance, female writer, nazi collaborator, nazi occupation, nazism, concentration camp, concentration camp survivor, woman slaps man, end of war, jewish mother, missing husband, gestapo ...
Time: year 1945, year 1944, 1940s
Place: paris france
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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: serious, bleak, talky, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, genocide, racism, deportation, fascism, war, against humanity, society, state affairs, immigrants, interracial relations ...
Time: 40s, year 1942
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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 ...
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Plot: holocaust, injustice, art, courtroom drama, dedicated lawyer, legal action, stolen painting, fighting the system, legal, aging, nazi, lawyer ...
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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, sincere, realistic, clever, offbeat ...
Plot: museum, friendship, tour guide, city life, urban, cause and meaning, postmodernism, friends, sex, airport, singing, cafe ...
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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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Genre: Drama, History, War
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Duration: 122 min.
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Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1940
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Match (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Sport
Country: Russia
Duration: 117 min.
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Airlift (2016)
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In the Fog (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Netherlands, Belarus, Russia, Latvia
Duration: 127 min.
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Style: serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy, sincere
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Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942, 1940s
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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 ...
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Labyrinth of Lies (2014)
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Style: avant garde
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Country: France, Belgium, Germany
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Style: national socialism, disturbing, bleak, realistic, serious ...
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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, lgbt, gay, impossible love, world war one, black and white segues into color, guilty conscience, reading a letter, death, train, hotel, poem ...
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Miracle at Moreaux (1985)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 58 min.
Story: Drama - On a December night in 1943, three Jewish children escape from Nazi-occupied France and are given refuge by Sister Gabrielle at a Catholic school in which the gentile students must face their fears about harboring Jews from the Nazis. As the ...
Plot: stealing food, anti semitism, nazi occupation, holocaust, mute, nun, border crossing, catholic, hiding place, escape, candle, convent school ...
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