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Into the Darkness (2020)
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Into the Darkness (2020)
Original name: De forbandede år
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Denmark
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Karlskov is a self made, successful owner of a large electronics factory, has a wife and five children. They live the good, privileged upper-class life on Strandvejen north of Copenhagen when the Nazis occupy Denmark in April 1940. Karl struggles to continue production at the factory, but to protect his family and employees he reluctantly begins to produce for the German market. It brings him into a controversial collaboration with the occupying power and causes painful breaks in the family.
Style: rough, bleak, suspense, realistic
Plot: world war two, factory, family, family relations, businessman, conflict, german occupation, industry, money, family conflict
Time: 1940s
Place: germany, denmark

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, bleak and rough films with plots about world war two, war, soldier, danger, wartime life, military and battles mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like Into the Darkness: This Life (2012), The Only Way (1970), A Day in October (1991), Leningrad (2009), A Midnight Clear (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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This Life (2012)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Denmark
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The true story of the Fiil's a family of innkeepers who during Nazi-Germany's occupation of Denmark took up arms against the German occupiers. But in the fight for freedom, some must die so that others may live.
Style: emotional, realistic, disturbing, serious, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, nazi occupation, danger, resistance fighter, war, freedom fighter, nazi, heroes, female director, nazi soldier, family relations, wehrmacht ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: denmark, germany, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.0
 194
The Only Way (1970)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Denmark, Panama, UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In April 1940, the armies of Nazi Germany invaded Denmark. The Danish government promised peaceful cooperation on the condition that Denmark s Jews remain free. The Nazi s agreed. In October, 1943, the agreement was broken...This is the true and ...
Style: bleak, serious, contemplative, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, against humanity, heroes, danger, confined, state affairs, war, society, battles, politics, military ...
Time: 1940s
Place: denmark, europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
A Day in October (1991)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Denmark
Duration: 97 min.
Story: During the month of October 1943, the Danish resistance movement and just plain ordinary citizens joined together in staging a mass exodus by fishing boats to neutral Sweden of their Jewish countrymen, practically on the eve of the Nazi's ...
Style: captivating, contemplative, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: rescue, evacuation, world war two, war, against the rules, heroes, love and romance, wartime life, love affair, against humanity, strong female presence, danger ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: denmark, sweden, europe, copenhagen denmark, copenhagen
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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: realistic, bleak, serious, rough, gloomy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, siege, military, battles, survival, life is a bitch, danger, wartime life, hunger, rationing, soldier, starvation ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1941
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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A Midnight Clear (1992)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Set in 1944 France, an American Intelligence Squad locates a German Platoon wishing to surrender rather than die in Germany's final war offensive. The two groups of men, isolated from the war at present, put aside their differences and spend ...
Style: realistic, bleak, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: world war two, war, innocence lost, anti war, christmas, buddies, disorder, friends, battles, isolation, surrender, prank ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Mother of Men (1975)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 94 min.
Style: sincere, suspenseful, rough, bleak, touching
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, children, mother, young woman, hunger, village, heroine, survival, kindness, danger, life is a bitch, family relations ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1943, year 1942
Place: soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Hitler's S.S.: Portrait in Evil (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The two-part TV movie Hitler's SS: Portrait in Evil crystallizes that evil by concentrating on two Berlin brothers. In 1931, Helmut Hoffman (Bill Nighy) a brilliant student and self-styled opportunist, joins Hitler's SS. At the same time, ...
Style: captivating, realistic, bleak, serious, disturbing
Plot: world war two, siblings relations, life is a bitch, uncover truth, state affairs, wartime life, against humanity, war, distopia, family relations, battles, politics ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 40s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Ambush (1999)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 123 min.
Story: It is the summer of 1941 and the Finnish army has been mobilized along the border with Russia. A platoon led by Lt. Eero Perkola is waiting for orders to go on the offensive. The platoon receives orders for a recon mission through the wilderness ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, sincere, rough, serious ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, military life, danger, battles, heroes, losing-it hero, behind enemy lines, soldier, lone hero, death of father ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 90s, 40s, 1930s
Place: russia, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Man Who Will Come (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A group of Italian villagers struggle to survive during a tumultuous time in 1943, debating how much assistance to give the partisans with the impending arrival of the Germans. Based on True Events.
Style: captivating, serious, bleak, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: world war two, against humanity, youth, family relations, village, village life, life is a bitch, parents and children, german army, social relations, mute or deaf, society ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1944, 40s, year 1943
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Torpedo Bombers (1983)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1944 a Soviet marine air force unit stationed near Murmansk is fighting off the German bombers attacking the British navy convoys supplying the Soviet Union with war materials under the lend-lease agreement.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, contemplative, realistic
Plot: world war two, ocean or sea, battles, aerial combats, heroes, war, wartime life, danger, military life, military, family relations, bomber ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
Place: soviet union, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Bridge (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A group of German boys is ordered to protect a small bridge in their home village during the waning months of the second world war. Truckloads of defeated, cynical Wehrmacht soldiers flee the approaching American troops, but the boys, full of ...
Style: bleak, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: world war two, military, heroic mission, war, soldier, danger, left to die, young heroes, combat casualty, german soldier, american soldier, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1945
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Camp de Thiaroye (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Senegal, Algeria, Tunisia
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A historical drama based on the Thiaroye transit camp massacre, Camp de Thiaroye dismantles the myth of colonial assimilation to expose ingrained social and cultural mechanisms of racism, exploitation, and privilege. In 1944, the French army ...
Style: disturbing, serious, bleak, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: world war two, interracial relations, racism, soldier, against humanity, state affairs, life is a bitch, confined, wartime life, injustice, military, society ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: africa, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Unknown Soldier (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 199 min.
Story: Second silver screen adaption of the Finnish war book by Väinö Linna. The story is based on Linna's experiences as an infantry man in the Finnish army during the so called "Continuation War" (1941-1944).
Style: realistic, serious, rough, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, war, battle zone, infantrymen, battles, danger, escapades, heroes, state affairs, destiny, military, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 70s
Place: finland, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.3
 691
4 Days in May (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, Russia, Ukraine
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A group of Russian soldiers are sent into Northern Germany at the tail-end of WWII, where they occupy a children's home in close proximity to a larger German unit. Against these odds, a friendship forms between a German orphan and a childless ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, captivating
Plot: world war two, holocaust, battles, military, military life, love affair, wartime life, friendship, soldier, basic training, russian soldier, beach ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Hell Is for Heroes (1962)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: World War II drama where the action centers around a single maneuver by a squad of GIs in retaliation against the force of the German Siegfried line. Reese joins a group of weary GIs unexpectedly ordered back into the line when on their way to a ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, military, battles, u.s. army, soldier, infantry, war, heroic mission, military life, rebellion, nazi germany, heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: germany, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Germany Pale Mother (1980)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Germany 1939. Hans and Lene marry the day before the war breaks out, and Hans is sent to the Eastern front. During a bombing raid their daughter Anna is born. The house is destroyed and Lene and Anna moves in with relatives in Berlin. Hans survives ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy, disturbing ...
Plot: world war two, family life, couples, soldier, family relations, life turned upside down, wartime life, couple relations, family in crisis, war, life is a bitch, parents and children ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s, year 1939
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Island on Bird Street (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Denmark, UK, Germany, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Alex is an 11-year old boy who, during WWII, hides in the Jewish ghetto from Nazis after all the relatives have been sent to the concentration camp. The movie portrays the ghetto through his eyes.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, tense
Plot: world war two, ghetto, orphan, starvation, holocaust, heroes, wartime life, confined, survival, human spirit, war, against humanity ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 360
The Blockhouse (1973)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of Slave workers, drafted by the Nazis to help construct their coastal defenses in 1944 are trapped in an underground bunker when the Allies land at Normandy on D-Day. They find huge dtores of food but not enough candles. The slow dying of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy
Plot: world war two, d day, survival, bunker, battles, wartime life, war, life is a bitch, hopes, against humanity, danger, holocaust ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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They Fought for Their Country (1975)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 137 min.
Story: In July 1942, in the Second World War, the rearguard of the Russian army protects the bridgehead of the Don River against the German army while the retreating Russian troops cross the bridge. While they move back to the Russian territory through the ...
Style: rough, tense, suspenseful, sentimental, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: red army, world war two, russian soldier, heroic, heroism, war, life & death, patriotism, camaraderie, soldier, eastern front, uniform ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Bomb Girls: Facing the Enemy (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: It is the Spring of 1943 and the Battle for the Atlantic rages as an Axis victory seems inevitable. The women of Vic Mu – Gladys, Lorna, Kate, Betty and Vera – band together in a tight bond of support and friendship.
Style: realistic, stylized, captivating, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fall in love, heroic mission, espionage, society, couple relations, life is a bitch, love and romance, workplace situations, parents and children, feminism, workplace, undercover ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Biggest Battle (1978)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: Italy, West Germany, Yugoslavia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A story of how World War II affected the lives of a German family and an American family, both of whom had sons and fathers fighting in the war.
Style: rough, realistic, exciting, bleak, serious
Plot: battles, soldier, world war two, adventure, wartime life, heroic mission, war, heroes, against the odds, destiny, journalism, danger ...
Time: 1940s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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April 9th (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the early morning of April 9th 1940 the Danish army is alerted. The Germans have crossed the border; Denmark is at war against Europe's strongest army. In Southern Jutland Danish bicycle- and motorcycle companies are ordered out, to against ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: war, world war two, soldier, nazi occupation, against the odds, danger, military, battles, surprise attack, friendship, military life, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1940
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.0
 3K
The Notebook (2013)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Hungary, Germany, Austria, France
Duration: 109 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: realistic, serious, rough, bleak
Plot: twins, starvation, countryside, teenage life, war, family relations, wartime life, life is a bitch, siblings relations, holocaust, world war two, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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In the Presence of Mine Enemies (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the Warsau Ghetto of 1943, one man's struggle to keep his family together leads him to the ultimate crisis of faith, and one final chance at redemption. Written by legendary 'Twilight Zone' creator, Rod Sterling.
Style: gloomy, disturbing, contemplative, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: ghetto, rabbi, world war two, holocaust, family relations, religions or cults, family life, human spirit, misfit, society, injustice, parents and children ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: europe, poland, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Last Train (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, Czech Republic
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A group of people are imprisoned in a rail car bound from Berlin to a concentration camp in 1945.
Style: disturbing, realistic, bleak, serious, captivating
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, nazism, danger, pow, life is a bitch, confined, war, world war two, concentration camp, brutality, train ride ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Silence (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A drama between people under unconventional circumstances. In the Second World War Finland was the only nation who brought casualties killed-in-action back to be buried at home. These actions were carried out by men and women working in assembly ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, rough ...
Plot: wartime life, military, life is a bitch, heroes, war, heroism, idealism, world war two, death of son, soldier, alcohol, horse ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: europe, finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.1
 170
Dirty Heroes (1967)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Set near the end of World War II in the Netherlands, Dirty Heroes concerns a group of ex-convicts recruited into the U.S. Army to recover Dutch jewels originally stolen by the Nazis as well as confiscated Allied plans
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, battles, vengeance, orchestral, danger, escapades, confined, adventure, chases and races, soldier, rivalry ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: holland, europe, netherlands, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.2
 442
Road to Berlin (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A story about two young men during the last days of WWII.
Style: rough, exciting, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, male friendship, male bonding, soldier, military, friendship, society, deadly, violence, friendship between men, fascism, great patriotic war ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Fugitive Pieces (2007)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Greece, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A child escapes from Poland during World War II and first heads to Greece before coming of age in Canada.
Style: realistic, bleak, emotional, serious, rough ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, haunted by the past, breakup, childhood trauma, life is a bitch, fugitives, wartime life, coming of age, survival, war, loss of parents ...
Place: canada, europe, greece, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Back Door to Hell (1964)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: During WWII, a three-man commando team places its trust in the hands of a band of Filipino resistors, as they try to knock out a Japenese communication center.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, espionage, war, danger, anti war, escapades, mission, battles, soldier, liberation, reconnaissance, captivity ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: the philippines, japan, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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