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The German Doctor (2013)
The German Doctor (2013)
Original name: Wakolda
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain, Norway, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Patagonia, 1960. A German physician meets an Argentinean family and follows them on the long desert road to Bariloche where Eva, Enzo and their three children are going to open a lodging house by the Nahuel Huapi lake. This model family reawakens his obsession with purity and perfection, in particular Lilith, a 12 year-old with a body too small for her age. Unaware of his true identity, they accept him as their first guest. They are all gradually won over by this charismatic man, by his elegant manners, his scientific knowledge and his money — until they discover they are living with one of the biggest criminals of all times.
Style: captivating, realistic, tense, serious, suspense, adaptation directed by original author
Plot: war criminal, doctor, family relations, on the run, wanted, hidden identity, family life, mysterious character, dishonesty, death, small community, teenage life, teenage love, youth, coming of age, nazi hunter, female director, teenager, school, airplane, journey, pregnancy, nazi, spider, teacher ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, year 1960, 1960s
Place: argentina, latin america, south america, patagonia

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Most similar movies to The German Doctor

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, tense and captivating films with plots about murder, family relations, crimes, death, runaway, husband wife relationship and photograph mostly in Drama, Thriller and History genres. Some movies like The German Doctor: Operation Finale (2018), Clandestine Childhood (2011), Two Lives (2012), The Fish Child (2009), Eat Your Bones (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ...
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Clandestine Childhood (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain, Brazil
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Juan lives in clandestinity. Just like his mum, his dad and his adored uncle Beto, outside his home he has another name. At school, Juan is known as Ernesto. And he meets María, who only has one name. Based on true facts, set in the Argentina of ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: family relations, school, hidden identity, family life, parents and children, dishonesty, youth, disorder, false identity, political activist, activist, hiding ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
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Two Lives (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, Norway
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Europe 1990, the Berlin wall has just crumbled: Katrine, raised in East Germany, but now living in Norway for the last 20 years, is a “war child”; the result of a love relationship between a Norwegian woman and a German occupation soldier during ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: trial, berlin wall, haunted by the past, secret, buried truth, family life, undercover, dishonesty, espionage, testimony, lawyer, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1990, year 1969
Place: norway, germany, gdr, german democratic republic, east germany
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The Fish Child (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Argentina, France, Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A desperate love story between two young girls of extremely different social backgrounds who, unable to find a place for their love in the world they live in, are pushed to commit a crime.
Style: atmospheric, sincere, captivating, surreal, serious ...
Plot: murder, legend, women in prison, youth, crimes, haunted by the past, love affair, master and servant, uncover truth, parents and children, couple relations, social differences ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, paraguay, latin america, buenos aires argentina
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Eat Your Bones (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: 18 year old Jason Dorkel belongs to a community of gypsies. He is about to celebrate his baptism when his half-brother Fred returns after fifteen years in prison. Together, with their last brother, the violent, hot-headed Michael and their Christian ...
Style: tense, realistic, psychological, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: crime gone awry, on the road, coming of age, youth, profanity, crimes, running from police, on the run, thief, rivalry, danger, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe
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Parkland (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: November 22nd, 1963 was a day that changed the world forever — when young American President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. This film follows, almost in real time, a handful of individuals forced to make split-second decisions ...
Style: tense, serious, captivating, factual, suspense ...
Plot: hospital, assassination, fbi, state affairs, society, doctors and patients, americana, power relations, deadly, kennedy assassination, secret service, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963
Place: usa, texas, dallas texas, california
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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 ...
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The Adversary (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Switzerland, Spain
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Based on the 2000 book of the same name by Emmanuel Carrère, it is inspired by the real-life story of Jean-Claude Romand. L'Adversaire's protagonist Jean-Marc Faure (Auteuil) pursues an imaginary career as a doctor of medicine in a plot ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, buried truth, mysterious character, police investigation, hidden identity, deadly, crime, crimes, dishonesty, serial killer, cons and scams, mysterious man ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: switzerland, europe, france, paris france, geneva switzerland
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Dirty Hearts (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Brazil, Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1945, Japan surrendered to the United States and the Second World War was over. Right? Wrong. For eighty percent of the Japanese community in Brazil, Japan had won the war and defeat was nothing more than American propaganda. The few immigrants ...
Style: tense, serious, bleak, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: terrorism, society, crimes, couples, immigrants, state affairs, life is a bitch, brainwashing, husband wife relationship, hidden truth, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, post world war two, 40s, 1940s, year 1945
Place: brazil
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Bridge of Spies (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, India
Duration: 142 min.
Story: During the Cold War, the Soviet Union captures U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers after shooting down his U-2 spy plane. Sentenced to 10 years in prison, Powers' only hope is New York lawyer James Donovan, recruited by a CIA operative to negotiate ...
Style: realistic, suspense, serious, tricky, intense ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, spy, lawyer, cia, pilot, rescue, legal, danger, justice, mission, undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1950s, 50s ...
Place: soviet union, usa, ussr, europe, berlin germany ...
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Labor Day (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Depressed single mom Adele and her son Henry offer a wounded, fearsome man a ride. As police search town for the escaped convict, the mother and son gradually learn his true story as their options become increasingly limited.
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: single parent, family relations, fall in love, unlikely relationship, escaped convict, parents and children, escapades, love and romance, dangerous attraction, crimes, on the run, fugitives ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, canada, california
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Apt Pupil (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Neighborhood boy Todd Bowden discovers that an old man living on his block named Arthur Denker is nazi war criminal. Bowden confronts Denker and offers him a deal: Bowden will not go to the authorities if Denker tells him stories of the ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, tense, suspense, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: holocaust, war criminal, nazism, crimes, human nature, disorder, high school, hidden identity, dishonesty, teenage life, obsession, murder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: california, usa, germany
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Everybody Has a Plan (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain, Germany, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Following the death of his identical twin brother Pedro, Agustín sets out to begin his life anew by assuming Pedro’s identity and returning to the mysterious Tigre Delta region where the brothers had spent their childhood. Soon after his ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: starting over, hidden identity, homecoming, danger, twin brother, family relations, dishonesty, crimes, haunted by the past, stolen identity, siblings relations, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina
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The Debt (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Hungary, Israel
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Rachel Singer is a former Mossad agent who tried to capture a notorious Nazi war criminal – the Surgeon of Birkenau – in a secret Israeli mission that ended with his death on the streets of East Berlin. Now, 30 years later, a man claiming to be ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: mossad, war criminal, secret agents, spy, secret agent, moral dilemma, haunted by the past, righting the wronged, spies, war crime, cold war, redemption ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 90s, 1960s, 1990s ...
Place: israel, middle east, germany, europe, ukraine ...
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King of the Hill (1993)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on the Depression-era bildungsroman memoir of writer A. E. Hotchner, the film follows the story of a boy struggling to survive on his own in a hotel in St. Louis after his mother is committed to a sanatorium with tuberculosis. His father, a ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, heartbreaking, sentimental ...
Audience: kids
Plot: hotel, coming of age, dysfunctional family, against the odds, family problems, parents and children, family life, self discovery, siblings relations, hopes, life is a bitch, family relations ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 70s
Place: st. louis missouri, california
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The Odessa File (1974)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: After reading the diary of an elderly Jewish man who committed suicide, freelance journalist Peter Miller begins to investigate the alleged sighting of a former SS-Captain who commanded a concentration camp during World War II. Miller eventually ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, war criminal, war crime, murder, espionage, assassin, diary, attempted murder, journalism, mass murder, concentration camp, suicide ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, post world war two, 1960s, year 1964 ...
Place: germany, europe, israel, vienna, jerusalem ...
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The Impossible (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Spain, Thailand, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In December 2004, close-knit family Maria, Henry and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand. But the day after Christmas, the idyllic holiday turns into an incomprehensible nightmare when a terrifying roar rises from the depths of ...
Style: heartbreaking, motivational, captivating, suspense, tear jerker ...
Plot: survival, tsunami, natural disaster, catastrophe, family in danger, disaster film, courage, forces of nature, destruction, danger, tragedy, ocean ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2004, 2000s
Place: thailand, asia, southeast asia
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Blood and Ties (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Da-eun lives a happy life with her single father, a man who sacrificed everything in his life for her. She loved her father very dearly. However, their relationship is about to take an unexpected turn. Da-eun becomes suspicious that her father might ...
Style: tense, psychological, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: kidnapping, parents and children, uncover truth, murder, moral dilemma, danger, hidden identity, investigation, family relations, crimes, dishonesty, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, korea
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Escobar: Paradise Lost (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, Spain, Belgium, Panama
Duration: 120 min.
Story: For Pablo Escobar family is everything. When young surfer Nick falls for Escobar's niece, Maria, he finds his life on the line when he's pulled into the dangerous world of the family business.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, captivating, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: drug dealing, drug cartel, family relations, gangsters, murder, forbidden love, siblings relations, crimes, young lovers, uncle niece relationship, mother daughter relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s, year 1991, 90s
Place: colombia
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Killing Kennedy (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Drama documentary based on Bill O'Reilly's and Martin Dugard's 2012 non-fiction book "Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot". It follows the parallel lives of John F. Kennedy and Lee Harvey Oswald from the winter 1959-1960 to ...
Style: realistic, tense, stylized, serious, captivating ...
Plot: kennedy assassination, politics, assassination, head of state, couple relations, state affairs, deadly, american politics, brother brother relationship, assassination of president, husband wife relationship, hitman ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1962, year 1963
Place: usa, washington d.c., dallas texas, texas, russia
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Sea of Silence (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: 1969. Nine-year old Caro lives on a pig farm in a small town with her four other siblings and another on the way. She is curious and determined to understand the mysteries of the world around her. But her devout catholic father can't explain ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, touching
Plot: family life, coming of age, hopes, religions or cults, farm, alcohol abuse, parents and children, social relations, village life, village, youth, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: holland, europe
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JFK (1991)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 189 min.
Story: New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story.
Style: thought provoking, serious, captivating, controversial, disturbing ...
Plot: political conspiracy, kennedy assassination, cia, investigation, president, assassination, gay slur, fighting the system, evidence, political corruption, district attorney, government ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963, 1960s
Place: new orleans, texas, washington d.c., vietnam, cuba ...
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The Eichmann Show (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Lithuania
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The behind-the-scenes true life story of a groundbreaking producer, Milton Fruchtman, and blacklisted TV director Leo Hurwitz who, overcoming enormous obstacles, set out to capture the testimony of one of the war's most notorious Nazis, Adolf ...
Style: clever, serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: media, trial, war criminal, nazi germany, tv show, archive footage, judge, genocide, television, television crew, holocaust survivor, neo nazi ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: israel, jerusalem
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The Guarantee (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Ireland
Duration: 76 min.
Story: On the night of September 29, 2008, the Irish government decided to guarantee the entire domestic banking system.'The Guarantee' tells the story of that night, and what led to it.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, talky, sincere ...
Plot: politics, corporate crimes, uncover truth, legal, state affairs, political intrigue, rivalry, dishonesty, finance, manipulation, human nature, head of state ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
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Everlasting Moments (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Germany
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In a time of social change and unrest, war and poverty, a young working class woman, Maria, wins a camera in a lottery. The decision to keep it alters her whole life.
Style: sincere, atmospheric, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: jail, artist, family problems, dysfunctional family, feminism, photographer, family relations, husband wife relationship, female photographer, female protagonist, unrequited love, working class ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
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The Confession (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 139 min.
Story: The vice-minister of Foreign Affairs of Czechoslovakia, knowing he's being watched and followed, is one day arrested and put into solitary confinement by his blackmailers.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: mind game, prison, life sentence, state affairs, false accusation, social decay, price of justice, isolation, life is a bitch, dishonesty, totalitarianism, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, year 1952, post world war two ...
Place: czech republic, ussr, prague, soviet union, prague czechoslovakia ...
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The Company You Keep (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A former Weather Underground activist goes on the run from a journalist who discovers his identity.
Style: captivating, serious, suspense, twists and turns, tricky ...
Plot: newspaper, police investigation, hidden identity, journalist, uncover truth, special agents, crimes, dishonesty, haunted by the past, investigative reporter, single father, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, year 1972, year 1971 ...
Place: usa, new york, michigan, canada, vermont ...
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Paper Mask (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A lowly hospital orderly impersonates a recently deceased doctor and goes to work in the busy ER of a small hospital where he meets and befriends a nurse who slowly figures out his secret and helps him maintain his charade.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: hospital, mysterious character, hidden identity, danger, protagonist as suspect, dishonesty, race against time, deadly, mind game, crimes, investigation, power relations ...
Time: 80s
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Little Nikita (1988)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Roy Parmenter is an FBI agent in San Diego; 20 years ago his partner was killed by a Soviet spy, nicknamed Scuba, still at large. Scuba is now trying to extort the Soviets; to prove he's serious, he's killing their agents one by one, ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spy, family relations, teenage boy, espionage, investigation, crimes, fbi, teenage life, kgb, double agent, parents and children, profanity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, ussr, san diego california ...
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The Missiles of October (1974)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Based in part on Robert F. Kennedy's book, "Thirteen Days," this film profiles the Kennedy Administration's actions during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: politics, white house, nuclear threat, cold war, ego clash, race against time, war, save the day, rivalry, leadership, save the world, heroes ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1962
Place: usa, latin america, cuba
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