Movies like The Turncoat

If you like "The Turncoat" you are looking for psychological, suspense and suspenseful movies about / with world war two, partisan, nazi germany, german soldier, pow, soldier and eastern front themes of Drama, History and War genre shot in Germany.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
The Turncoat (2020)
 6.8
 2K
The Turncoat (2020)
Original name: Der Überläufer
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 173 min.
Story: Directed by Academy Award-winner Florian Gallenberger from Sigefried Lenz's international bestseller, "Der Überläufer" is set in the summer of 1944. German soldier Walter Proska is about to return to the Eastern Front when his train is blown up by his love interest, the partisan Wanda. Together with a scattered bunch of fellow soldiers, cut off from the front, he awaits certain death while his commanding officer, Willi Stehauf, issues ever more senseless and inhumane orders. Proska's encounter with a young Polish woman fighting as a partisan and his friendship with his comrade Kürschner increasingly makes him doubt his oath of allegiance. As the Red Army draws closer, Proska becomes a prisoner of war and the only way he can save himself is by defecting to the enemy.
Style: psychological, suspense, suspenseful, unusual plot structure, captivating, exciting, tense
Plot: world war two, partisan, nazi germany, german soldier, pow, soldier, eastern front, defector, escape, loyalty, jail, brother brother relationship, abuse, male objectification, traitor, friendship between men, false identity, violence, youth, betrayal, swamp, wehrmacht, border crossing, political repression, prison ...
Time: year 1945, year 1944, post world war two, 1940s, year 1956
Place: berlin germany, east berlin, hamburg germany

Movie in categories

Most similar movies to The Turncoat

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, tense, suspense and captivating films with plots about world war two, soldier, war, military, german soldier, death and nazi germany mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like The Turncoat: 1944 (2015), Land of Mine (2015), Warsaw 44 (2014), 1944 The Final Defence (2007), Hacksaw Ridge (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.0
 6K
1944 (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Estonia, Finland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The events of the war in 1944, from the Blue Hills to Sõrve Peninsula. Shown through the eyes of Estonian soldiers who had to pick sides and fight against fellow brothers. Choices have to be made, not only by the soldiers, but also by their loved ...
Style: tense, suspense, psychological, captivating
Plot: world war two, eastern front, nazi soldier, german army, nazi, soldier, enemy, death, retreat, attack, military, battles ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
Place: estonia, ussr, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 40K
Land of Mine (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Denmark, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the days following the surrender of Germany in May 1945, a group of young German prisoners of war were handed over to the Danish authorities and subsequently sent out to the West Coast, where they were ordered to remove the more than two million ...
Style: suspense, emotional, brutal, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: german soldier, minefield, pow, soldier, world war two, war crime, nazi, child soldier, moral dilemma, teenager, military officer, abuse of power ...
Time: post world war two, 1940s, year 1945, 20th century, future
Place: denmark, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 6K
Warsaw 44 (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A beautiful story about youth, love, friendship and the pursuit of adventure during the bloody and brutal reality of the Warsaw Uprising.
Style: realistic, captivating, romantic, psychological, tense ...
Plot: world war two, nazi occupation, nazi germany, nazism, death, love and romance, friendship, society, love story, love affair, relationships, young love ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Summer of '44 - The Lost Generation (2017)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, Czech Republic
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Summer 1944, Schwäbisch Hall. Contrary to the war propaganda and the decreed heroism, the 16-year-old boys dream of Swing music, sex and freedom - and of Lore, the air force helper from the air base, who attracts all eyes in her red swimsuit. At ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, captivating, touching ...
Plot: friendship, nazi germany, boy, father son relationship, coming of age, public humiliation, teenager, friends, german soldier, fall in love, youth, love and romance ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
escape movies
4612
loyalty movies
788
jail movies
1592
1944 The Final Defence (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The Soviet army breaks through the Finnish defences on the Karelian Isthmus in June 1944, advancing with overwhelming force. Somehow, the Finnish troops must find the strength to fight back, with all odds against them. The Battle of Tali-Ihantala ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, military, battles, against the odds, heroes, wartime life, war, rivalry, infantrymen, battlefield, summer ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: europe, finland, ussr, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 501K
Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Style: inspirational, touching, sentimental, tense, brutal ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: war, u.s. army, conscientious objector, u.s. military, american soldier, bible, physician, religion, world war two, soldier, us military, pacifism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: okinawa, japan, usa, okinawa japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Beyond the Front Line (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A movie based on real wartime diaries tells the story of the Swedish speaking Finns' infantry regiment 61. The story follows the regiment during the Continuation War from 1942 to 1944 and from Syväri to the Karelian Isthmus where they faced ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: world war two, military, wartime life, politics, soldier, heroic mission, chaos and mayhem, state affairs, against humanity, battles, infantrymen, war ...
Time: 1940s, year 2002, year 1944, year 1942, year 1943
Place: finland, europe, russia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 2K
The Bunker (1981)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Dramatization depicting the events surrounding Adolf Hitler's last weeks in and around his underground bunker in Berlin before and during the battle for the city.
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: nazi germany, hitler, world war two, against humanity, state affairs, confined, life is a bitch, downfall, wartime life, confinement indoors, introspection, human nature ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
Escape from Sobibor (1987)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Yugoslavia
Duration: 143 min.
Story: During WWII, the death camp at Treblinka had an escape, causing the Commandant at a similar camp in Sobibor to vow (actually threaten) that his camp would never experience the same thing. But those who were its captives, the Jewish laborers that had ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: concentration camp, pow, world war two, escape, captivity, genocide, brutality, against humanity, corporal punishment, holocaust, hopes, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Alone in Berlin (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Berlin in June of 1940. While Nazi propaganda celebrates the regime’s victory over France, a kitchen-cum-living room in Prenzlauer Berg is filled with grief. Anna and Otto Quangel’s son has been killed at the front. This working class couple had ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, factual, heartbreaking, realistic ...
Plot: nazi germany, gestapo, murder, mechanic, robbery, suicide, bereavement, violence, torture, death of son, world war two, war ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1940, year 1943
Place: berlin germany, germany, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
A Bag of Marbles (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Canada, Czech Republic
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In occupied France, Maurice and Joseph, two young Jewish brothers left to their own devices demonstrate an incredible amount of cleverness, courage, and ingenuity to escape the enemy invasion and to try to reunite their family once again.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: brother brother relationship, ss, holocaust, german soldier, nazi, nazi occupation, world war two, jewish, soldier, military, murder of family, machismo ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, year 1943, year 1942
Place: paris france, france, nice france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.1
 240K
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, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, nazism, nazi, war, nazi germany, resistance, colonel, bomb, german officer, deception, treason, assassination attempt ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, bavaria, tunisia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.3
 17K
The Captain (2017)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Germany, France, Poland
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The Captain captures the final act of the Third Reich as Hitler's dream falls completely into ruins. The downfall is the seen through the eyes of a young German soldier who, amidst the chaos, decides to desert.
Style: tense, thought provoking, suspenseful, suspense, psychological
Plot: nazi germany, impostor, third reich, nazi officer, deserter, war criminal, german soldier, nazi, human nature, juggling, power relations, prejudice ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 2017, year 1945
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.0
 759
Natural Light (2021)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Hungary, Latvia, France, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: World War II, occupied Soviet Union. István Semetka is a simple Hungarian farmer who serves as a Sub-Lieutenant in a special unit scouting for partisan groups. On their way to a remote village, his company falls under enemy fire. As the commander ...
Style: captivating, suspense, disturbing, tense
Plot: world war two, prospector, soldier, partisan, struggle for survival, soviet soldier, war, spy, soviet army, reconnaissance, wartime, fight for supremacy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
March of millions (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 180 min.
Story: In 1944 many Germans in Eastern Prussia believed like Lena von Mahlenberg, daughter of a local aristocrat, that Hitler would surrender and spare them from being invaded by the vengeful Russian Red Army. He didn't and they had to flee.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: escape, family relations, wartime life, parents and children, survival, life is a bitch, war, aristocracy, fight, nobility, world war two, strong female presence ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.4
 5K
Sobibor (2018)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Russia, Germany, Lithuania
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the true story, international historical project “Sobibor” is dedicated to the heroism of the Soviet o cer Alexander Pechersky. During the great Patriotic war, being in a Nazi concentration camp Sobibor he managed to do the impossible ...
Style: rough, factual, suspenseful
Plot: nazi germany, world war two, nazi, holocaust, holocaust survivor, escape, jewish, mass murder, russian, genocide, pow, rebellion ...
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.9
 998
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: rough, bleak, realistic, serious
Plot: world war two, military, heroic mission, war, soldier, left to die, young heroes, combat casualty, american soldier, german soldier, small town, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1945
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Brothers of War (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When a bitter rivalry between two brothers finally erupts into bloody, life-changing violence it is younger bother Greg who signs up for frontline battle in France. Greg discovers a world of uncompromising brutality as we follow him on his journey ...
Style: suspense, psychological, tense, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: world war two, sibling relationship, sibling rivalry, soldier, violence, brutality, brother, british soldier, enemy, torture, brother brother relationship, human ...
Place: united kingdom, germany, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 6K
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, nazi occupation, soldier, battles, military, against the odds, friendship, rivalry, military life, battle zone, german soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1940
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Tobacconist (2018)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Vienna, 1937, on the eve of the annexation of Austria into Nazi Germany. The young and inexperienced Franz Huchel begins to learn about both the joys and hardships of life by working as an apprentice to the mutilated war veteran Otto Trsnjek in a ...
Style: psychological, realistic, captivating, atmospheric
Plot: psychiatrist, political repression, nazi occupation, friendship, world war two, historical figure, friends, wartime life, society, rivalry, european history, jew persecution ...
Time: 1930s, year 1938, 20th century
Place: vienna, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Die letzte Schlacht (2005)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: April 1945: In the demolished and bombed-out streets of Berlin the civilian population tries to survive the last days of Nazi rule and to hide from marauding Red Army forces.
Plot: world war two, demolished city, combat casualty, german history, russian soldier, red army, german soldier, nazi germany
Time: 1940s
Place: berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Liberation of Skopje (2016)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Croatia, Finland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Eight-year-old Zoran is the hero of this story set in Skopje during the German occupation of the city in World War II. Through his eyes, we experience all the cruelty, poverty and suffering of wartime. A love affair between his Macedonian mother and ...
Style: suspense, thought provoking, psychological, rough, tense
Plot: liberation, arrest, partisan, traitor, assassination, prisoner, german officer, boy, german occupation, nazi occupation, world war two, mother son relationship ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943, year 1944
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, macedonia, balkan
⇓ 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: gloomy, disturbing, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, wartime life, family in crisis, family life, couple relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, soldier, war, life turned upside down, family relations, couples ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, post world war two, year 1939
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Movie in collections
 7.5
 16K
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: epic, realistic, thought provoking, tense, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, hitler youth, survival, ghetto, german, anti semitism, roommate, communism, homosexual, concentration camp, hidden identity ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: latvia, germany, poland, europe, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.5
 35K
Stalingrad (1993)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 134 min.
Story: "Stalingrad" follows the progress of a German Platoon through the brutal fighting of the Battle of Stalingrad. After having half their number wiped out and after being placed under the command of a sadistic Captain, the Lieutenant of the ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, epic ...
Plot: world war two, war, soldier, nazism, german, survival, starvation, russian, military life, battles, military, wehrmacht ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1942, year 1943
Place: russia, europe, italy, germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 8.4
 29K
Generation War (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 270 min.
TV show
Story: Berlin, 1941. Five friends eager to become heroes in an adventure that will change the face of Europe - and that will forever change them as well.
Style: captivating, tense, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, nazism, holocaust, against humanity, nazi germany, guilt, soldier, military, atrocity, german, friendship, wehrmacht ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, berlin germany, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Battle of the Bulge (1965)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: In the winter of 1944, the Allied Armies stand ready to invade Germany at the coming of a New Year. To prevent this occurrence, Hitler orders an all out offensive to re-take French territory and capture the major port city of Antwerp. "The ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, epic ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: world war two, military, heroic mission, campaign, epic battle, soldier, heroes, u.s. military, attack, tank, war, allies ...
Time: 20th century, year 1944, 1940s
Place: belgium, europe, germany, berlin germany, hawaii ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Battle of the Eagles (1979)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The first Yugoslav Partisan air force unit. Loosely based on historical facts.
Style: epic
Plot: partisan, world war two, air battle, mountain, aviation, air force, woman, flying, exploding airplane, combat, horse, death ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: former yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.1
 929
Unknown Battle (2019)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: During WW2, in 1942 and 1943, a series of not-so-well known yet bloody battles occurred near the town of Rzhev. Those battles received the name of ‘Rzhev Meat Grinder’. The film is based on the award-winning novel by Vyacheslav Kondratyev, which ...
Style: epic, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: wehrmacht, great patriotic war, war, infantry, soviet army, world war two, battles, battle zone, heroism, attack, soldier, red army ...
Time: 1940s
Place: ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Panfilov's 28 Men (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 121 min.
Story: USSR, Late November, 1941. Based on the account by reporter Vasiliy Koroteev that appeared in the Red Army's newspaper, Krasnaya Zvezda, shortly after the battle, this is the story of Panifilov's Twenty-Eight, a group of twenty-eight ...
Style: rough, suspense, touching, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: red army, eastern front, world war two, soviet army, bravery, heroes, infantry, propaganda, military, soldier, tank, nazi soldier ...
Time: year 1941, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, russia, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%