Movies like David 1979

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David (1979)
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David (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Although members of the Hitler Youth chant anti-Semitic paroles in front of his house during the Purim festival, Rabbi Singer is still profoundly convinced that Germany will stay a safe country for him, his family, and his fellow believers. But several years later, his son David is banned from going to school because he is a Jew. Shortly after, Rabbi Singer and his wife are deported. Now, young David also fears for his life. In constant fear of being detected, he tries to find a way to leave Germany.
Style: rough, bleak, serious, emotional, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: world war two, holocaust, little boy, survival, family relations, anti semitism, rabbi, war, youth, parents and children, life is a bitch, escapades, society, confined, coming of age, wartime life, against humanity, dog, dancing, school, chess, thief, ship, fight, nazi ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 30s, 40s
Place: germany, europe, new york, america, israel, berlin germany, poland ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and disturbing films with plots about world war two, nazi, holocaust, war, german, jewish and wartime life mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like David: The Boat Is Full (1981), All My Loved Ones (1999), The Aryan Couple (2004), The Book Thief (2013), The Truce (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Boat Is Full (1981)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Switzerland, West Germany, Austria
Duration: 101 min.
Story: During World War II, Switzerland severely limited refugees: "Our boat is full." A train from Germany halts briefly in an isolated corner of Switzerland. Six people jump off seeking asylum: four Jews, a French child, and a German soldier. ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, bleak, disturbing
Plot: holocaust, world war two, border, refugee, anti semitism, children, ship, passport, racial prejudice, escape attempt, border crossing, train ...
Time: 1940s
Place: switzerland, germany, europe, zurich switzerland
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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: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, coming of age, escapades, hopes, society, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, youth, wartime life, war, ghetto, starvation ...
Time: 80s, 1930s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: slovakia, czech republic, europe, austria, germany ...
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82%
The Aryan Couple (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A WWII Drama about a German/Jewish industrialist who, in order to ensure his family's safe passage out of Germany, is forced to hand over his business to the Nazis.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: concentration camp, world war two, holocaust, genocide, anti semitism, moral dilemma, forbidden love, wartime life, survival, hidden identity, uncover truth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: hungary, switzerland, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 7.5
 135K
The Book Thief (2013)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 131 min.
Story: While subjected to the horrors of WWII Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, a Jewish refuge is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, sad ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing, teens, chick flick
Plot: world war two, holocaust, jewish, nazi, adoption, war, childhood, nazi germany, human spirit, life is a bitch, against humanity, youth ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1941, year 1939 ...
Place: germany, europe
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The Truce (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Although liberated from Auschwitz on January 27, 1945, Levi did not reach Turin until October 19 of that year. After spending some time in a Soviet camp for former concentration camp inmates, he embarked on an arduous journey home in the company of ...
Style: sincere, gloomy, emotional, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, concentration camp, children, refugee, hopes, escapades, life is a bitch, war, confined, against humanity, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, post world war two
Place: italy, russia, europe, venice, turin italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: emotional, touching, sad, heartbreaking, serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens
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Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, poland, europe, berlin germany, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Europa Europa (1990)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, France, Poland
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Jewish boy separated from his family in the early days of WWII poses as a German orphan and is taken into the heart of the Nazi world as a 'war hero' and eventually becomes a Hitler Youth. Although improbabilities and happenstance are ...
Style: political, realistic, surreal, mind bending, heartbreaking ...
Plot: holocaust, nazi, world war two, jewish, hitler youth, german, circumcision, coming of age, survival, war, nazi germany, physical exam ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, berlin germany, israel, latvia ...
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69%
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In late 1930s Ferrara, Italy, the Finzi-Continis are a leading family: wealthy, aristocratic, and urbane; they are also Jewish. Their adult children, Micol and Alberto, gather a diverse circle of friends for tennis and parties at their villa with ...
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, compassionate, talky, breathtaking ...
Plot: fascism, holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, unrequited love, brother sister relationship, assassination, tennis, family relations, jewish, family life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 19th century
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Voyage of the Damned (1976)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A luxury liner carries Jewish refugees from Hitler's Germany in a desperate fight for survival.
Style: political, twists and turns, intellectual, dramatic, compassionate ...
Plot: world war two, cruise ship, holocaust, jewish, nazi, ship, anti semitism, catastrophe, ocean liner, sea, murder, world politics ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1939
Place: germany, cuba, havana cuba, california, israel ...
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 6.3
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Haven (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: This is the true story of a woman named Ruth Gruber who travels to Europe to help escort 1000 Jewish War victims to the United States. She comes to love and feel sorry for them all, and fights for their rights to live in America.
Style: emotional, uplifting, disturbing, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, wartime life, world war two, survival, rescue, deportation, anti semitism, immigrants, fighting the system, human spirit, idealism, heroic mission ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s
Place: europe, harvard university, vienna, belgrade, mediterranean sea ...
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63%
 7.4
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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: disturbing, art house, bleak, atmospheric, rough ...
Plot: mother son incest, oedipus complex, decadence, nazi, incest, pedophilia, world war two, third reich, hide and seek, lgbt, pedophile, party ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: serious, realistic, bleak, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: world war two, rabbi, ghetto, holocaust, jewish, life is a bitch, society, misfit, against humanity, confined, survival, war ...
Time: 1940s
Place: europe, poland, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.1
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Angry Harvest (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the winter of 1942-43, a Jewish family leaps from a train going through Silesia. They are separated in the woods, and Leon, a local peasant who's now a farmer of some wealth, discovers the woman, Rosa, and hides her in his cellar. ...
Style: political, realistic, serious, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, captivity, female nudity, jewish, ghetto, survival, anti semitism, train, against humanity, society, on the run ...
Time: 1940s
Place: holland, poland, europe, vienna
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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, thought provoking, art house, harsh ...
Plot: fascism, world war two, coming of age, wartime life, nazi, circus, war, life is a bitch, political unrest, against humanity, dishonesty, grownups ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, year 1939, 19th century ...
Place: germany, latin america, japan, europe, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, poignant, art house, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: nazi, world war two, friendship, jewish, nazism, anti semitism, catholic, holocaust, coming of age, childhood, school, resistance ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france, germany, poland, vatican ...
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Fateless (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Hungary, Germany, UK, Israel, France, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: An Hungarian youth comes of age at Buchenwald during World War II. György Köves is 14, the son of a merchant who's sent to a forced labor camp. After his father's departure, György gets a job at a brickyard; his bus is stopped and its ...
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, disturbing, gloomy ...
Audience: pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, world war two, survival, nazi, life is a bitch, youth, confined, estrangement, self discovery, destiny, coming of age ...
Time: 1940s
Place: hungary, eastern europe, budapest, europe, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
My Mother's Courage (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, UK, Austria, Ireland
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The deportation of 4000 Jews from Budapest to Auschwitz in July 1944, as told by George Tabori, and how the narrator's mother escaped it, owing to coincidence, courage and some help from where you'd least expect it.
Style: bleak, disturbing, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, wartime life, concentration camp, hopes, deportation, destiny, human spirit, genocide, family in danger, moral dilemma, anti semitism ...
Time: 1940s
Place: budapest, berlin germany, hungary
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Jakob the Liar (1999)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, France, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In 1944 Poland, a Jewish shop keeper named Jakob is summoned to ghetto headquarters after being caught out after curfew. While waiting for the German Kommondant, Jakob overhears a German radio broadcast about Russian troop movements. Returned to the ...
Style: light, feel good, splatter, factual, touching ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, jewish, nazi, war, jewish ghetto, lie, radio, russian, death, genocide, lone hero ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: poland, germany, europe, russia
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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, bleak, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: holocaust, nazism, world war two, nazi, anti semitism, concentration camp, life is a bitch, pow, gestapo, war, confined, jewish ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: germany, europe
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Adam Resurrected (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, Israel, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Before the war, in Berlin, Adam was an entertainer- cabaret impresario, magician, musician-loved by all until he finds himself in a concentration camp, confronted by Commandant Klein. Adam survives the camp by becoming the Klein's ...
Style: touching, bleak, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: nazi, holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, survival, haunted by the past, against humanity, life is a bitch, mental illness, circus, clown, patient ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 60s, 1930s, year 1961 ...
Place: europe, israel, middle east, germany, berlin germany
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50%
The Counterfeiters (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, War
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story Jewish counterfeiter, Salomon Sorowitsch, coerced into assisting the Nazi operation of the Sachsenhausen concentration camp during World War II.
Style: harsh, tense, brutal, bleak, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, nazi, concentration camp, world war two, counterfeit money, jewish, war, survival, german, forgery, counterfeiter, prison ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, post world war two, year 1945 ...
Place: europe, poland, germany, berlin germany, canada ...
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50%
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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, light ...
Plot: holocaust, jewish, survival, world war two, nazi, atrocity, german, war, nudity (full frontal - brief), refugee, thief, underground ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 2000s, year 2008, year 1945
Place: poland, eastern europe, israel, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, disturbing, sexy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: sex, world war two, erotica, exploitation, eroticism, lesbian sex, sexual humiliation, oral sex, lust, prostitute, forbidden love, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, year 1939
Place: germany, europe, copenhagen, warsaw poland, naples italy ...
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49%
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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, touching, bleak, saga, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, monastery, orphan, school, chinese, summer camp, youth, military, war, society, life is a bitch, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941
Place: russia, moscow russia, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Divided We Fall (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In Nazi occupied Czechoslovakia, a childless couple agree to hide a Jewish friend at great personal risk of discovery and execution.
Style: surreal, compassionate, lyrical, disturbing, touching ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, jewish, survival, idealism, nazi occupation, human spirit, self discovery, wartime life, against humanity, couple relations, dishonesty ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: poland, germany, eastern europe, tokyo, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.2
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Uprising (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 177 min.
Story: Jews rise up in the Warsaw Ghetto against the Nazis in 1943.
Style: uplifting, captivating, rough, serious, political ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, rebellion, human spirit, anti semitism, survival, life is a bitch, wartime life, against humanity, society, politics, genocide ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.4
 27K
Cross of Iron (1977)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 119 min.
Story: It is 1943, and the German army, ravaged and demoralised, are hastily retreating from the Russian front. In the midst of all this madness, conflict brews between the aristocratic yet ultimately pusillanimous Captain Stransky and the courageous ...
Style: brutal, tense, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, soldier, war, eastern front, nazi, homosexual, wehrmacht, anti war, survival, tank, russian, german ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: russia, germany, siberia, france, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, serious
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, world war two, family relations, war, life is a bitch, defiant, confined, betrayal, wartime life, gestapo, spy ...
Time: 1940s, year 1975, year 1976, year 1993, year 1939 ...
Place: europe, hungary, switzerland, budapest, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: journalism, photographer, female nudity, reporter, adoption, lebanese, politics, couples, battles, evacuation, love and romance, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: middle east, lebanon, cairo egypt, hamburg germany, beirut lebanon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.0
 11K
The Grey Zone (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Nazi doctor, along with the Sonderkomando Jews – who are forced to work in the crematoria of Auschwitz against their fellow-Jews – find themselves in a moral grey zone.
Style: bleak, disturbing, factual, emotional, depressing ...
Plot: holocaust, nazi, world war two, concentration camp, anti semitism, redemption, jewish, rebellion, survival, moral ambiguity, tragedy, against humanity ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, 20th century
Place: poland, europe, germany, israel, budapest
⇓ similarity ⇓
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