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Never Look Away (2018)
 7.7
 14K
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, manipulation, pregnant woman, truth, childhood memory, portrait painting, pregnant, holocaust, world war two, schizophrenia, abortion, third reich, berlin wall, bow and arrow, war, sex, dog, prison, dancing, child, pregnancy ...
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

Most similar movies to Never Look Away

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, based on true events and dramatic films with plots about cigarette smoking, kiss, german, photograph, death, husband wife relationship and drinking mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres. Some movies like Never Look Away: The Lives of Others (2006), Black Book (2006), The Tunnel (2001), Frantz (2016), The Reader (2008). 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, sincere, gloomy, bleak, compassionate ...
Plot: surveillance, cold war, interrogation, voyeurism, espionage, blackmail, german, communism, spy, iron curtain, politics, actress ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1984
Place: germany, east germany, berlin germany, german democratic republic, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 72K
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, emotional, twists and turns ...
Plot: jewish, holocaust, nazism, world war two, atrocity, singer, spy, life is a bitch, espionage, occupation, betrayal, trap ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 40s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: holland, netherlands, europe, israel, belgium ...
⇓ 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, heroes, danger, daring rescue, freedom, wartime, family relations, cold war, berlin wall ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: germany, berlin germany, west berlin west germany, east berlin, east germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 13K
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, inspirational, sentimental, touching, captivating ...
Plot: world war one, post war, french soldier, death of husband, german, death of loved one, grave, letter, german soldier, casualty of war, sadness, husband wife relationship ...
Time: post world war one, 1910s, year 1919, year 1918
Place: germany, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 227K
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: bleak, psychological, melancholic, emotional, compassionate ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, age difference, sexuality, sexual relations, older woman younger man sex, first love, sex with a minor, unlikely couple, trial, guilt, secret, war crime ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, year 1995, year 1958 ...
Place: germany, europe, israel, hamburg germany, west berlin west germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 84K
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: captivating, thought provoking, serious, sentimental, suspense ...
Plot: art, plagiarism, creativity, painter, court case, ambition, unsupportive spouse, couple relations, greed, marriage, courtroom, couples ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1960s, 1950s, 20th century ...
Place: hawaii, san francisco, california, honolulu hawaii, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 18K
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: touching, suspense, sincere, melancholic, suspenseful ...
Plot: cuckold, painter, cuckolded husband, love affair, female protagonist, doctor, portrait, promise, adultery, trust, husband wife relationship, artist ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: amsterdam, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, touching
Plot: love, world war two, midwife, ss officer, fall in love, falling in love, genocide, torture, nurse, mass murder, german soldier, concentration camp ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
Place: finland, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 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, 1940s ...
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.2
 325K
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, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: hitler, third reich, nazism, war, world war two, suicide, desperation, confined, paranoia, war crime, national socialism, traitor ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945, year 1942
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, bavaria, munich germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: serious, suspenseful, sincere, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: nazi germany, nazi, friendship, anti semitism, pow, boarding school, boarding school life, against humanity, family relations, boxing, german, society ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1942
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, moscow russia, ukraine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.0
 8K
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: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful
Plot: assassination attempt, nazi germany, state affairs, resistance fighter, national socialism, hitler, anti fascist, plan gone wrong, confession, prisoner, treason, nazi ...
Time: pre world war two, 1930s, year 1939, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: germany, europe, munich germany, switzerland, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, sincere, non-linear, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, lesbian love, gays and lesbians, lesbian relationship, lesbian mother, wartime life, woman in danger, world war two, lesbian interest, against the odds, infidelity, society ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943, year 1999
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Rebel in the Rye (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The life of celebrated but reclusive author, J.D. Salinger, who gained worldwide fame with the publication of his novel, The Catcher in the Rye.
Style: exciting, captivating, thought provoking, touching, sincere ...
Plot: recluse, world war two, writer's life, name calling, writers, obsession, genius, friendship, father son relationship, teenage boy, spirituality, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, year 1946, year 2010, year 1939
Place: manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, new hampshire, united states, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.8
 10K
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, exciting, tense, suspenseful
Plot: german soldier, nazi occupation, jewish, german, love, military, spy, bodyguard, investigation, conspiracy, gestapo, threat ...
Time: year 1940, 1940s, 1920s, year 1934
Place: germany, holland, netherlands, berlin germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.4
 15K
A Hidden Life (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 174 min.
Story: The Austrian Franz Jägerstätter, a conscientious objector, refuses to fight for the Nazis in World War II and is executed by them in 1943. Opening at Jägerstätter’s home in Austria’s countryside, the film follows Franz and his wife, Fani, ...
Style: thought provoking, psychological, captivating, disturbing, based on true events
Plot: clergy, world war two, courtroom, nazi germany, love, treason, husband wife relationship, arrest, lawyer, humiliation, interrogation, trial ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941, year 1943, year 1942, year 1939
Place: austria, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, cerebral, thought provoking ...
Plot: war criminal, mossad, nazi, manhunt, chase, runaway, secret agents, jewish, mission, life risking, period piece, secret mission ...
Time: 60s, year 2005, year 1954, year 1939, year 1945 ...
Place: argentina, israel, tel aviv israel, austria, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.2
 43K
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: assassination, third reich, nazi, betrayal, suspicion, friendship between men, conspiracy, repression, world war two, murderer, ss, female protagonist ...
Time: 1940s, year 1938, year 1942
Place: prague, germany, munich germany, prague czech republic, czechoslovakia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 225K
Valkyrie (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Japan, UK
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, contemplative ...
Plot: world war two, nazism, war, resistance, bomb, deception, nazi, treason, assassination attempt, betrayal, courage, nazi germany ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, normandy, munich germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.3
 16K
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, adultery, unfaithful wife, sex scene, post world war two, grief, husband wife relationship, city in ruins, family relations, bereavement, unlikely friendships, post war ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, year 1943, year 1942, year 1933
Place: hamburg germany, northern germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: gestapo, resistance, world war two, betrayal, dishonesty, nazism, double agent, war, crimes, partners, wartime life, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944, year 1940
Place: denmark, copenhagen, europe, finland, stockholm sweden ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 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, couple relations, life is a bitch, hopes, society, resistance, post war, world war two, fugitives, marriage ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: prague, prague czechoslovakia, czechoslovakia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.1
 5K
Mother Night (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: An American spy behind the lines during WWII serves as a Nazi propagandist, a role he cannot escape in his future life as he can never reveal his real role in the war.
Style: emotional, gloomy, biting, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, war crime, presumed dead, haunted by the past, starting over, disorder, hopes, government agency, hidden identity, writer's life, redemption, anti war ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 60s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: germany, new york, europe, usa, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 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, romance, friendship, bittersweet, love and romance, unlikely couple, unfulfillment, lifestyle, gays and lesbians, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1910s, 1900s, 30s ...
Place: england, europe, london, venice, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 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, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, serious ...
Plot: obsession, couple relations, hospital, psychiatrist, love and romance, destructive relationship, mental illness, infidelity, love, family problems, crumbling marriage, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1960s, 60s
Place: europe, london, england, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.7
 16K
A Private War (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: One of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time, Marie Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontlines of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless.
Style: tense, disturbing, based on true events, suspense, rough ...
Plot: war correspondent, journalist, al qaeda, eye patch, danger, life is a bitch, war, uncover truth, tamil, middle east conflict, dictator, reporter ...
Time: year 2012, year 2011, year 1991, year 2009, year 2003 ...
Place: syria, iraq, sri lanka, libya, afghanistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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: realistic, bleak, emotional, based on true events, serious
Plot: holocaust, family relations, war, danger, wartime life, concentration camp, defiant, life is a bitch, confined, world war two, betrayal, ghetto ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944, year 1957 ...
Place: europe, hungary, budapest hungary, russia, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, disturbing, based on true events
Plot: journalist, battlefield, civil war, saving a life, militia, war violence, freedom, nazism, politics, hiding place, military, propaganda ...
Time: 1930s, year 1937, year 1975, year 1939, pre world war two ...
Place: spain, basque country, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.2
 13K
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, sincere, disturbing, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, politics, genocide, anti semitism, vatican, war crime, ss, conscience, torment, idealism, war ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 20th century, 30s
Place: germany, europe, poland, rome italy, romania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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, promise, dying, femme fatale, lie, mother daughter relationship, theatre audience, doctor, cancer, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 80s, year 1979, year 1981
Place: liverpool, los angeles, england, california, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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