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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, blockade, freedom, fear ...
Time: year 1944, year 1940, 1940s, year 1939, 12th century, 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 runaway mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like Francofonia: The Monuments Men (2014), The Round Up (2010), Russian Ark (2002), Hotel Meina (2007), The Sun (2005). 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, serious, realistic, exciting, intense ...
Plot: art theft, military, treasure hunt, german, rescue, painting, war, architect, hunt down, heroic mission, danger, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1945, year 1944 ...
Place: germany, europe, austria, paris france, normandy ...
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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: realistic, emotional, serious, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, nazism, confined, against humanity, genocide, corrupt officer, society, occupation, corrupt law enforcer, war, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1942
Place: europe, france, paris france, vichy, 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, stylized, atmospheric, captivating, serious ...
Plot: time travel, museum, painting, russian history, revolution, haunted by the past, culture clash, lifestyle, blind character, artists and showbiz, art, russian ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 18th century, 1700s, 1900s ...
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, ussr, europe, tokyo
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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, hotel, refugee, war crime, world war two, nazi, 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: disturbing, thought provoking, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: emperor, society, politics, totalitarianism, military, leadership, head of state, war, state affairs, wartime life, downfall, defeat ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945, 1940s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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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, rough, bleak, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: sniper, military, nazism, friendship, war, assassination, battle zone, heroes, trap, rivalry, deadly, elimination ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: russia, soviet union, germany, poland
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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, nazism, shoah, war, little boy, death, wehrmacht, holocaust, prisoner, nazis, world war two, nazi ...
Time: 1940s
Place: germany
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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: tense, thought provoking, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Plot: hypnosis, clairvoyant, assassination, clairvoyance, nazism, uncover truth, state affairs, rebellion, oracle, idealism, anti semitism, political unrest ...
Time: 20s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: germany, berlin germany
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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, emotional, captivating, harsh, factual ...
Plot: holocaust, moral dilemma, rescue, wartime life, totalitarianism, against the odds, resistance, anti heroes, heroic mission, danger, insubordination, survival ...
Time: 40s, year 1944, 1940s
Place: france, europe, paris france, germany
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Europa Europa (1990)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, France, Poland
Duration: 112 min.
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Style: epic, realistic, tense, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: german, holocaust, survival, anti semitism, jewish, hidden identity, homosexual, concentration camp, ghetto, communism, roommate, nazism ...
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Genre: Drama, History
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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: abbess, world war two, red cross, door lock, disobeying orders, soviet army, wounded, medical examination, sleeping, violence against women, bicycle, little boy ...
Time: year 1945, year 1940, 1940s
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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, gloomy, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, jewish, lawyer, injustice, occupation, against the odds, resistance, political unrest, boxer, nun, rich and poor, destiny ...
Place: normandy, paris france, france, germany, poland
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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: realistic, disturbing, talky, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: holocaust, racism, anti semitism, deportation, genocide, against humanity, murder, fascism, deadly, interracial relations, immigrants, society ...
Time: 40s, year 1942
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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: thought provoking, realistic, offbeat, clever, serious ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
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Genre: Drama, History, Romance
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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.
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Genre: Drama, History
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Genre: Drama, History, War
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Duration: 130 min.
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Labyrinth of Lies (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
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Duration: 124 min.
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