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Never Look Away (2018)
 7.7
 18K
Never Look Away (2018)
Original name: Werk ohne Autor
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Germany, Italy
Duration: 189 min.
Story: Inspired by real events and spanning three eras of German history, film tells the story of Kurt, a young art student who falls in love with fellow student, Ellie. Ellie’s father, Professor Seeband, a famous doctor, is dismayed at his daughter’s choice of boyfriend, and vows to destroy the relationship. What neither of them knows is that their lives are already connected through a terrible crime Seeband committed decades ago.
Style: exciting, suspense, captivating, sincere, based on true events
Plot: painter, nazism, love, father daughter relationship, ss, third reich, manipulation, pregnant woman, truth, childhood memory, portrait painting, pregnant, holocaust, prodigy, world war two, art gallery, schizophrenia, abortion, berlin wall, nazi war criminal, nazi soldier, sex, dog, prison, dancing ...
Time: year 1937, 60s, year 1945, 50s, year 1940, 1940s, 1930s ...
Place: germany, berlin germany, west berlin west germany, east germany, west germany, german democratic republic, crimea

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Most similar movies to Never Look Away

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, dramatic and suspenseful films with plots about cigarette smoking, german, kiss, death, nazi, murder and drinking alcohol mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres. Some movies like Never Look Away: The Lives of Others (2006), Frantz (2016), The Aftermath (2019), Black Book (2006), Before the Fall (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Lives of Others (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A tragic love story set in East Berlin with the backdrop of an undercover Stasi controlled culture. Stasi captain Wieler is ordered to follow author Dreyman and plunges deeper and deeper into his life until he reaches the threshold of doubting the ...
Style: tense, gloomy, sincere, bleak, sexual ...
Plot: surveillance, cold war, interrogation, espionage, blackmail, german, communism, spy, iron curtain, voyeurism, politics, stasi ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1984
Place: germany, east germany, berlin germany, german democratic republic, europe ...
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100%
 7.5
 14K
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: romantic, captivating, touching, sentimental, inspirational ...
Plot: world war one, post war, french soldier, violinist, sadness, german, husband wife relationship, german soldier, death of loved one, grave, letter, soldier ...
Time: post world war one, year 1919, 1910s, year 1918
Place: germany, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 18K
The Aftermath (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Germany, UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In the aftermath of World War II, a British colonel and his wife are assigned to live in Hamburg during the post-war reconstruction, but tensions arise with the German widower who lives with them.
Style: realistic, melancholic, serious, sad
Plot: cheating wife, unfaithful wife, adultery, horny wife, sex scene, grief, love triangle, husband wife relationship, city in ruins, extramarital affair, infidelity, secret ...
Time: post world war two, 1940s, year 1933, year 1942, year 1945 ...
Place: hamburg germany, northern germany, alps, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 73K
Black Book (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Netherlands, Germany, UK, Belgium
Duration: 145 min.
Story: In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II, a Jewish singer infiltrates the regional Gestapo headquarters for the Dutch resistance.
Style: tense, psychological, epic, twists and turns, emotional ...
Plot: jewish, nazism, world war two, holocaust, atrocity, singer, espionage, spy, life is a bitch, occupation, betrayal, escape ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 40s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: holland, netherlands, europe, israel, belgium ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Before the Fall (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sport, Thriller, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1942, Friedrich Weimer's boxing skills get him an appointment to a National Political Academy (NaPolA) – high schools that produce Nazi elite. Over his father's objections, Friedrich enrolls. During his year in seventh ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: nazi germany, nazi, friendship, anti semitism, pow, boarding school, against humanity, youth, boarding school life, military school, family relations, boxing ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1942
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, ukraine, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 12K
The Exception (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A German soldier tries to determine if the Dutch resistance has planted a spy to infiltrate the home of Kaiser Wilhelm in Holland during the onset of World War II, but falls for a young Jewish Dutch woman during his investigation.
Style: captivating, suspense, suspenseful, tense, exciting
Plot: german soldier, nazi occupation, jewish, gestapo, love, german, third reich, german army, nazi germany, spy, bodyguard, romance ...
Time: year 1940, year 1934, 1920s, 1940s
Place: germany, holland, poland, netherlands, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 6K
The Tunnel (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, Olympic swimmer Harry Melchior defects from East Germany in the 1960s and hatches a daring plot to help his sister and others flee East Berlin through a 145-yard underground tunnel.
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense, compassionate ...
Plot: tunnel, politics, betrayal, political unrest, breast feeding, heroes, danger, daring rescue, freedom, wartime, family relations, cold war ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: germany, berlin germany, west berlin west germany, east berlin, east germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Flame and Citron (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Denmark, Germany, Norway, France, Sweden, Finland, Czech Republic
Duration: 130 min.
Story: During Nazi occupation, red-headed Bent Faurschou-Hviid ("Flame") and Jørgen Haagen Schmith ("Citron"), assassins in the Danish resistance, take orders from Winther, who's in direct contact with Allied leaders. One shoots, ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: gestapo, resistance, world war two, betrayal, dishonesty, nazism, double agent, war, crimes, partners, political unrest, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944, year 1940
Place: denmark, copenhagen, europe, stockholm sweden, finland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.0
 87K
Big Eyes (2014)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of the awakening of the painter, Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, serious, sentimental, suspense ...
Plot: art, plagiarism, painter, creativity, painting, court case, unsupportive spouse, ambition, couple relations, greed, marriage, courtroom ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1960s, 1950s, 20th century ...
Place: hawaii, san francisco, california, honolulu hawaii, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.0
 1K
The Midwife (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 119 min.
Story: 'The Midwife' (fin.'Kätilö') is a romance-drama set during WWII in Finland’s Lapland province, a major European battle ground of the war. Based on Katja Kettu’s bestselling novel, 'The Midwife' turns on the love ...
Style: romantic, touching, suspenseful, suspense, disturbing
Plot: ss officer, love, world war two, midwife, falling in love, fall in love, war crime, concentration camp, nurse, torture, mass murder, genocide ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
Place: norway, finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 5K
Bon voyage (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Isabelle Adjani and Gerard Depardieu star in director Jean-Paul Rappenau's amusing farce set on the eve of World War II, which follows the intersecting lives of four Parisians as they cope with the impending invasion of their city by German ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, suspenseful, satirical, light ...
Plot: war, wartime life, world war two, nazi, manipulation, spy, lie, top secret, politics, world politics, romance, spies ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: france, europe, england, paris france, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 7K
Good (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Germany, Hungary, Cayman Islands
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The rise of national socialism in Germany should not be regarded as a conspiracy of madmen. Millions of "good" people found themselves in a society spiralling into terrible chaos. A film about then, which illuminates the terrors of now.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: politics, moral dilemma, state affairs, society, wartime life, political unrest, nazism, world war two, anti semitism, friendship, writers, euthanasia ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1933 ...
Place: germany, europe, paris france, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.2
 336K
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: psychological, bleak, disturbing, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: world war two, hitler, third reich, nazism, war, suicide, desperation, confined, national socialism, ss, paranoia, war crime ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1945
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, prague, bavaria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.2
 19K
Tulip Fever (2017)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An artist falls for a married young woman while he's commissioned to paint her portrait. The two invest in the risky tulip market in hopes to build a future together.
Style: suspense, touching, suspenseful, rough, sincere ...
Plot: painter, extramarital affair, unfaithful wife, cuckold, love affair, cuckolded husband, portrait, doctor, female protagonist, adultery, trust, promise ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: amsterdam, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 9K
13 Minutes (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Germany, Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The breath-taking story of a man who nearly would have changed the world. 1939, when Hitler tricked millions of people at the height of his power, one said a radical No: Georg Elser, disparaged as an assassin, is one of the greatest resistance ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: assassination attempt, nazi germany, state affairs, resistance fighter, national socialism, hitler, plan gone wrong, nazi, prisoner, treason, confession, german history ...
Time: pre world war two, 1930s, year 1939, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: germany, europe, munich germany, berlin germany, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Aimee & Jaguar (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Berlin 1943/44 ("The Battle of Berlin"). Felice, an intelligent and courageous Jewish woman who lives under a false name, belongs to an underground organization. Lilly, a devoted mother of four, though an occasional unfaithful wife, is ...
Style: sexy, thought provoking, sexual, controversial, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, lesbian love, gays and lesbians, lesbian mother, wartime life, woman in danger, world war two, lesbian interest, against the odds, infidelity, society ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1999, year 1943
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.6
 233K
The Reader (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The story of Michael Berg, a German lawyer who, as a teenager in the late 1950s, had an affair with an older woman, Hanna, who then disappeared only to resurface years later as one of the defendants in a war crimes trial stemming from her actions as ...
Style: melancholic, psychological, bleak, emotional, compassionate ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, older woman younger man sex, age difference, sexuality, first love, sexual relations, unlikely couple, trial, sex with a minor, female prisoner, guilt, secret ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 70s, year 1988 ...
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, israel, west berlin west germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Operation Finale (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In 1960, a team of Israeli secret agents is deployed to find Adolf Eichmann, the infamous Nazi architect of the Holocaust, supposedly hidden in Argentina, and get him to Israel to be judged.
Style: based on true events, ambiguous ending, tense, thought provoking, suspense
Plot: war criminal, mossad, manhunt, chase, nazi hunter, nazi, runaway, ss, secret agents, jewish, mission, culture clash ...
Time: 60s, year 1960, year 1954, year 1944, year 1945 ...
Place: argentina, israel, austria, buenos aires argentina, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 7.2
 45K
Anthropoid (2016)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Czech Republic, UK, USA, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In December 1941, Czech soldier Jozef Gabčík and Jan Kubiš parachute into their occupied homeland to assassinate Nazi officer Reinhard Heydrich
Style: emotional, realistic, clever, factual, intense ...
Plot: ss, assassination, nazi occupation, third reich, nazi, world war two, brutality, german, betrayal, torture, friendship between men, suspicion ...
Time: 1940s, year 1938, year 1942
Place: germany, prague, prague czechoslovakia, prague czech republic, central europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.4
 5K
Resistance (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The story of a group of Jewish Boy Scouts who worked with the French Resistance to save the lives of ten thousand orphans during World War II.
Plot: french resistance, occupied france, love, french, archive footage, secret, world war two, refugee, pursuit, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, bravery ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941, year 1939, year 1943, year 1938 ...
Place: europe, geneva switzerland, switzerland, germany, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Photographer of Mauthausen (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Spanish photographer Francesc Boix, imprisoned in the Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp, works in the SS Photographic Service. Between 1943 and 1945, he hides, with the help of other prisoners, thousands of negatives, with the purpose of showing ...
Style: rough, thought provoking, tense, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: holocaust, nazism, concentration camp, photographer, nazi, world war two, spanish civil war, slave labor, concentration camp survivor, nazi occupation, prisoner, nazi war criminal ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943, year 1944, year 1945
Place: spain, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.6
 3K
Zelary (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A nurse and her surgeon-lover are part of a resistance movement in 1940s Czechoslovakia. When they are discovered, her lover flees and she must find a place to hide. A patient whose life she saved, a man from a remote mountain village where time ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, sincere, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: redemption, small town, romance, life is a bitch, couple relations, hopes, society, resistance, post war, world war two, fugitives, marriage ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: prague, czechoslovakia, prague czechoslovakia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.2
 14K
Amen. (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, War
Country: France, Germany, Romania
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The film "Amen." examines the links between the Vatican and Nazi Germany. The central character is Kurt Gerstein, a member of the Institute for Hygiene of the Waffen-SS who is horrified by what he sees in the death camps. Moreover, he is ...
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, sincere, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, ss, concentration camp, politics, genocide, anti semitism, war crime, conscience, torment, idealism, war, fighting the system ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 20th century, 30s
Place: vatican, germany, europe, poland, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 6.1
 5K
Asylum (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A woman becomes very curious about one of her psychiatrist husband's inmates, a man who was found guilty in the murder and disfigurement of his former wife.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Plot: obsession, psychiatrist, couple relations, hospital, destructive relationship, love and romance, mental illness, infidelity, love, family problems, crumbling marriage, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, london, england, united kingdom, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: True story of Germany's most famous anti-Nazi heroine brought to thrilling, dramatic life. Sophie Scholl stars Julia Jentsch in a luminous performance as the fearless activist of the underground student resistance group, The White Rose. Armed ...
Style: touching, tense, disturbing, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: resistance, nazism, german, politics, death sentence, human spirit, historical character, fighting the system, rebellion, tragic hero, against the rules, gestapo ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: munich germany, germany, europe, east germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.8
 5K
Carrington (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The story of the relationship between painter Dora Carrington and author Lytton Strachey in a World War One England of cottages and countryside. Although platonic due to Strachey's homosexuality, the relationship was nevertheless a deep and ...
Style: sexy, sexual, emotional, touching, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: conscientious objector, soldier, painter, polyamory, romance, friendship, bittersweet, fall in love, couple relations, performer's life, couples, friends ...
Time: victorian era, 1930s, 1920s, 1910s, 30s ...
Place: england, europe, london, wales, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.8
 2K
Guernica (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The fates of Henry - an American correspondent - and Teresa, one of the Republic's censors during the Spanish Civil War.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, based on true events
Plot: journalist, battlefield, civil war, saving a life, military, freedom, nazism, war violence, hiding place, politics, militia, aspiring writer ...
Time: 1930s, pre world war two, year 1939, year 1975, year 1937 ...
Place: spain, basque country, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 ...
Style: enigmatic, factual, heartbreaking, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: world war two, nazi germany, murder, gestapo, death of son, torture, violence, robbery, bereavement, mechanic, suicide, death of child ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1943, year 1940
Place: berlin germany, germany, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Walking with the Enemy (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Romania, Hungary, Canada, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Regent Horthy is the leader of Hungary and a German ally, but his favorable standing with Hitler changes as the war comes to an end. Forced to cede Hungary’s power or else witness the execution of his son, Regent Horthy gives up control of his ...
Style: bleak, emotional, realistic, based on true events, serious
Plot: holocaust, family relations, danger, war, concentration camp, defiant, life is a bitch, confined, world war two, betrayal, gestapo, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1946, year 1976 ...
Place: europe, hungary, budapest hungary, russia, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Liverpool, 1978: What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme-fatale, the eccentric Academy Award-winning actress Gloria Grahame, and her young lover, British actor Peter Turner, quickly grows into a deeper relationship, with Turner ...
Style: touching, captivating, melancholic, thought provoking
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, terminal illness, breast cancer, femme fatale, dying, promise, lie, doctor, theatre audience, mother daughter relationship, cancer, actor's life ...
Time: 70s, 80s, year 1979, year 1981
Place: liverpool, los angeles, manhattan new york city, new york, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%