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Beanpole (2019)
Beanpole (2019)
Original name: Дылда
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Set in post-WWII Leningrad as two female soldiers return from war and attempt to rebuild their lives in the ravaged city.
Style: heartbreaking, rough, art house, compassionate, sad, erotic, tense, philosophical, art film, cerebral ...
Plot: world war two, wartime life, euthanasia, female protagonist, devastation, life is a bitch, hopes, survival, lesbian, lgbt, struggle for survival, city in ruins, ruins, saving a life, hopelessness, post war, lesbian subtext, women, existentialism, post traumatic stress disorder, sex scene, dog, female nudity, doctor, hospital ...
Time: post world war two, year 1945, 1940s
Place: st. petersburg russia, germany, ussr, russia, soviet union

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and thought provoking films with plots about world war two, death, war, life is a bitch, nude, wartime life and survival mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres. Some movies like Beanpole: Attack on Leningrad (2009), Son of Saul (2015), In Darkness (2011), Salon Kitty (1976), The Tin Drum (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Attack on Leningrad (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Russia, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When in 1941 Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union, their troops quickly besieged Leningrad. Foreign journalists are evacuated but one of them, Kate Davies, is presumed dead and misses the plane. Alone in the city she is helped by Nina Tsvetnova a ...
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, rough, gloomy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, siege, hunger, wartime life, battles, survival, soldier, self sacrifice, female protagonist, military, heroic mission, rationing ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, year 1941, 20th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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Son of Saul (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Hungary
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the horror of 1944 Auschwitz, a prisoner forced to burn the corpses of his own people finds moral survival trying to save from the flames the body of a boy he takes for his son.
Style: compassionate, melancholic, disturbing, cerebral, sad ...
Plot: holocaust, jewish, world war two, tragedy, nazi, prison, anti semitism, courage, concentration camp, genocide, brutality, life & death ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: eastern europe, germany, poland, california
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In Darkness (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland, Germany, Canada
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A dramatization of one man's rescue of Jewish refugees in the Nazi-occupied Polish city of Lvov. In Darkness tells the true story of Leopold Soha who risks his own life to save a dozen people from certain death. Initially only interested in his ...
Style: disturbing, harsh, uplifting, sincere, melancholic ...
Plot: holocaust, jewish, world war two, atrocity, survival, nazi, war, refugee, human spirit, sewer, mistrust, german ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945, year 2008, 2000s
Place: poland, germany, eastern europe, israel, europe
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Salon Kitty (1976)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Kitty runs a brothel in Nazi Germany where the soldiers come to "relax". Recording devices have been installed in each room by a power hungry army official who plans to use the information to blackmail Hitler and gain power himself. A girl ...
Style: erotic, sexy, disturbing, controversial, psychotronic ...
Plot: world war two, sex, erotica, exploitation, eroticism, gestapo, sexual humiliation, gynecological exam, lesbian sex, oral sex, lust, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, year 1939
Place: italy, germany, europe, warsaw poland, copenhagen ...
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The Tin Drum (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany, France, Poland
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Oskar is born in Germany in 1924 with an advanced intellect. Repulsed by the hypocrisy of adults and the irresponsibility of society, he refuses to grow older after his third birthday.
Style: surreal, disturbing, controversial, art house, thought provoking ...
Plot: fascism, world war two, coming of age, nazi, war, wartime life, circus, magic realism, boy, life is a bitch, political unrest, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, year 1939, 19th century ...
Place: germany, latin america, japan, europe, central europe ...
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The Damned (1969)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In the early days of Nazi Germany, a powerful noble family must adjust to life under the new dictatorship regime. The transition from democracy to dictatorship is thus dramatized through the lives of the family which also owns a powerful German ...
Style: controversial, disturbing, sad, art house, erotic ...
Plot: oedipus complex, decadence, mother son incest, nazi, pedophilia, third reich, hide and seek, lgbt, incest, pedophile, party, national socialism ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
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The Great Water (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Czech Republic, USA, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An ailing communist reflects on a young boy childhood in Stalinist Yugoslavia.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, touching, contemplative
Plot: youth, orphan, friendship, betrayal, prison, coming of age, soldier, idealism, haunted by the past, injustice, life is a bitch, young heroes ...
Time: year 1945, 1940s, post world war two
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, serbia, ussr, macedonia
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Ivan's Childhood (1962)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Poetic journey through the shards and shadows of one boy’s war-ravaged youth.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, disturbing, meditative, art house ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: orphan, world war two, war, courage, youth, man boy relationship, coming of age, childhood, boy, spy, children in wartime, death ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: russia, ussr, europe, berlin germany, japan
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Johnny Got His Gun (1971)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Joe, a young American soldier, is hit by a mortar shell on the last day of World War I. He lies in a hospital bed in a fate worse than death - a quadruple amputee who has lost his arms, legs, eyes, ears, mouth and nose. Unbeknown to his doctors, he ...
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, depressing, surreal, political ...
Plot: anti war, war, hospital, disability, haunted by the past, mute, dreams, amputation, freak, isolation, patient, soldier ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: israel, iraq, vietnam, colorado, france ...
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Zelary (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria
Duration: 150 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: touching, realistic, emotional, sincere, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: world war two, redemption, small town, marriage, betrayal, self discovery, older man younger woman relationship, couple relations, life is a bitch, hopes, society, resistance ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, 20th century
Place: germany, central europe, czechoslovakia, prague
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All My Loved Ones (1999)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Told from the perspective of man reflecting on his childhood in Prauge in the early years of World War 2 and the eventual destruction of his family as the Nazis rise to power. The storyline focuses heavily on Jewish-Czech Silberstein family members. ...
Style: captivating, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, coming of age, hopes, escapades, society, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, judaism, youth, circus, starvation, war ...
Time: 80s, 1940s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: slovakia, europe, czech republic, palestine, austria ...
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El mar (2000)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Childhood friends reunite later in life in Spanish tuberculosis sanitorium. Pressures of death all around combine with dark secrets of their past.
Style: disturbing, erotic, psychological, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: tuberculosis, gay, childhood friend, gay erotica, friendship, gay rape, life is a bitch, society, haunted by the past, terminal illness, political unrest, lgbt ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: spain, europe, mallorca
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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When his family moves from their home in Berlin to a strange new house in Poland, young Bruno befriends Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the fence where everyone seems to be wearing striped pajamas. Unaware of Shmuel's fate as a ...
Style: sad, emotional, touching, heartbreaking, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing
Plot: world war two, holocaust, concentration camp, war, jewish, childhood, friendship, nazi, children, military, gas chamber, german ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: germany, poland, europe, berlin germany, switzerland
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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: romantic, erotic, sexy, thought provoking, light ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, lesbian love, world war two, wartime life, holocaust, gays and lesbians, lesbian interest, woman in danger, forbidden love, lesbian mother, nazi ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1943, year 1944, year 1999
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe
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Mudbound (2017)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In the post–World War II South, two families are pitted against a barbaric social hierarchy and an unrelenting landscape as they simultaneously fight the battle at home and the battle abroad.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, tense, exciting, serious ...
Plot: african american, racism, misery, poverty, world war two, farm, drunkenness, post war, prejudice, civil rights, money, doctor ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, year 1941, year 1945, year 1939 ...
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Red Cherry (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: China
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on a true story, this horrifying tale follows two orphaned friends as they struggle to survive during World War II.
Style: serious, bleak, touching, saga, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, monastery, orphan, school, tattoo, chinese, life is a bitch, war, military, youth, society, innocence lost ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941
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Operation Mincemeat (2021)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In 1943, two British intelligence officers concoct Operation Mincemeat, wherein their plan to drop a corpse with false papers off the coast of Spain would fool Nazi spies into believing the Allied forces were planning to attack by way of Greece ...
Style: tense, captivating, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: world war two, spy, military, war, army, operation, secret mission, life is a bitch, wartime, military life, mission, wartime life ...
Time: year 1943, 1940s
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To Live (1994)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Fugui and Jiazhen endure tumultuous events in China as their personal fortunes move from wealthy landownership to peasantry.
Style: epic, family saga, sad, touching, emotional ...
Plot: communism, chinese history, politics, cultural revolution, gambling, family relations, destiny, poverty, revolution, death, hospital, civil war ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 50s, 20th century
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Austeria (1982)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 109 min.
Story: During a pogrom in Poland on the eve of World War I, a group of Jews seek refuge from the Cossacks.
Plot: world war one, father son relationship, child, dancer, burial, death of girlfriend, false accusation, confession, russian, maid, baby, sex ...
Time: pre world war one, year 1914
Place: austria, poland
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Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, New Zealand, Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In 1942, British soldier Jack Celliers comes to a japanese prison camp. The camp is run by Yonoi, who has a firm belief in discipline, honour and glory. In his view, the allied prisoners are cowards when they chose to surrender instead of commiting ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, psychological, realistic, heartbreaking ...
Plot: world war two, war, prison, pow, war crime, christmas, anti war, samurai, imperial japan, japanese occupation, prisoner of war camp, british ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1936 ...
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War Witch (2012)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Somewhere in Sub-Saharan Africa, Komona a 14-year-old girl tells her unborn child growing inside her the story of her life since she has been at war. Everything started when she was abducted by the rebel army at the age of 12.
Style: disturbing, touching, serious, bleak, sad ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: civil war, innocence lost, slavery, murder, battles, child soldier, teenager, survival, life is a bitch, wartime life, haunted by the past, rebellion ...
Time: 21st century
Place: africa, canada
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Goodbye, Children (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, West Germany, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A French boarding school run by priests seems to be a haven from World War II until a new student arrives. He becomes the roommate of top student in his class. Rivals at first, the roommates form a bond and share a secret.
Style: sad, art house, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: world war two, jewish, nazi, friendship, holocaust, nazism, anti semitism, childhood, coming of age, children, schoolboy, school ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: france, germany, poland, vatican, paris france ...
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Female Agents (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 148 min.
Story: May 1944, a group of French servicewomen and resistance fighters are enlisted into the British Special Operations Executive commando group under the command of Louise Desfontaines and her brother Pierre. Their mission, to rescue a British army ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, french resistance, resistance, wartime life, female agent, rescue, spy, betrayal, heroic mission, d day, hospital, espionage ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, year 1945, year 1944
Place: paris france, france, london, england, europe ...
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Circle of Deceit (1981)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Georg Laschen leaves his family in West Germany to go work as a war correspondent in Beirut during the fights between Christians and Palestinians.
Style: political, realistic, serious, thought provoking, rough ...
Plot: reporter, journalism, female nudity, photographer, lebanese civil war, isolation, politics, lebanese, adoption, child, society, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: germany, lebanon, middle east, berlin germany, hamburg germany ...
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Ithaca (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In a small town in California's San Joaquin Valley, 14-year-old Homer Macauley is determined to be the best and fastest bicycle telegraph messenger anyone has ever seen. His older brother has gone to war, leaving Homer to look after his widowed ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, tense, realistic
Plot: world war two, coming of age, brother brother relationship, family relations, friendship, promise, teenage boy, jealousy, death of brother, fear, husband wife relationship, anti war ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, 20th century
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The Notebook (2013)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Hungary, Germany, Austria, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In a village on the Hungarian border, two young brothers grow up during war time with their cruel grandmother and must learn every trick of evil to survive in the absurd world of adults.
Style: bleak, rough, realistic, serious, sad ...
Plot: world war two, teenager, emotional abuse, boy, wartime life, starvation, countryside, teenage life, twins, life is a bitch, nazi, holocaust ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1944
Place: hungary
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The Ascent (1977)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two Soviet partisans leave their starving band to get supplies from a nearby farm. The Germans have reached the farm first, so the pair must go on a journey deep into occupied territory, a voyage that will also take them deep into their souls.
Style: bleak, philosophical, political, depressing, sad ...
Plot: world war two, partisan, cold weather, betrayal, execution, winter, christian, woman, spirituality, politics, nazi, father ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: ussr, russia, europe
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In Syria (2017)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Belgium, France, Lebanon
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A mother attempts to keep her family safe as war rages and a sniper lies in wait outside her home.
Style: atmospheric, emotional, compassionate, heartbreaking, social ...
Plot: suspense, self sacrifice, lawlessness, strong female character, hiding, mother, strong female lead, wartime life, life is a bitch, rescue attempt, coping, desperation ...
Time: 2010s
Place: syria
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Fatima (2020)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Portugal
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In 1917, outside the parish of Fátima, Portugal, a 10-year-old girl and her two younger cousins witness multiple visitations of the Virgin Mary, who tells them that only prayer and suffering will bring an end to World War I. As secularist ...
Style: touching, sincere, christian film, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: mysticism, catholic, children, miraculous event, faith, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, redemption, priest, flash forward, nun ...
Time: year 1917, year 2008, year 2005, year 1989, year 2017 ...
Place: portugal
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God on Trial (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In the Jewish tradition of arguing with God, Jewish prisoners in Auschwitz decide to put God on Trial.
Style: thought provoking, serious, disturbing, realistic, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, world war two, atrocity, genocide, legal, debate, injustice, war crime, human nature, human spirit, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
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