Movies like The Turncoat

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The Turncoat (2020)
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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: nazi germany, world war two, german soldier, partisan, soldier, pow, defector, beating, loyalty, jail, male objectification, eastern front, brother brother relationship, escape, abuse, friendship between men, traitor, false identity, youth, violence, betrayal, deadly, border crossing, teenager, prison ...
Time: year 1944, year 1945, 1940s, year 1956
Place: berlin germany, hamburg germany

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Most similar movies to The Turncoat

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, captivating, suspenseful and serious films with plots about world war two, soldier, war, nazi, military, death and german soldier mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like The Turncoat: 1944 (2015), Warsaw '44 (2014), 1944: The Final Defence (2007), Land of Mine (2015), Hacksaw Ridge (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, psychological, captivating, suspense
Plot: world war two, eastern front, german army, soldier, dead soldier, nazi soldier, death, enemy, nazi, retreat, attack, military ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
Place: estonia, soviet union, ussr, europe
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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, tense, suspense, psychological
Plot: world war two, nazi occupation, nazism, death, nazi germany, love and romance, friendship, danger, society, couples, crimes, family relations ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s, 20th century
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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, teenager, father son relationship, public humiliation, coming of age, boy, german soldier, fall in love, youth, danger, love and romance ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, suspenseful, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, battles, against the odds, heroes, wartime life, military, rivalry, war, infantrymen, battlefield, attack ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: finland, europe, russia, soviet union, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, soldier, world war two, war crime, pow, teenager, moral dilemma, child soldier, military officer, abuse of power, survival ...
Time: post world war two, 1940s, 20th century, year 1945, future
Place: denmark, germany
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58%
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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: based on true events, inspirational, touching, sentimental, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: war, u.s. army, u.s. military, conscientious objector, bible, american soldier, world war two, physician, soldier, pacifism, courage, war violence ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: okinawa, japan, okinawa japan, usa
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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: serious, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: world war two, wartime life, military, chaos and mayhem, soldier, politics, battles, heroic mission, state affairs, against humanity, infantrymen, war ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, russia, finland, eastern europe
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100%
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: suspenseful, psychological, tense, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: brother brother relationship, ss, german soldier, nazi, nazi occupation, holocaust, world war two, danger, military, soldier, jewish, machismo ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, year 1943, year 1944
Place: paris france, nice france, france
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51%
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The Bunker (1981)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 148 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, psychological, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: hitler, world war two, nazi germany, against humanity, downfall, confined, state affairs, life is a bitch, wartime life, confinement indoors, totalitarianism, human nature ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
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50%
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: enigmatic, factual, heartbreaking, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: world war two, nazi germany, murder, gestapo, death of son, torture, violence, robbery, bereavement, mechanic, suicide, death of child ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1943, year 1940
Place: berlin germany, germany, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: concentration camp, escape, world war two, captivity, pow, genocide, brutality, violence, against humanity, corporal punishment, holocaust, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, suspenseful, bad ending, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, nazism, nazi germany, german officer, war, resistance, colonel, bomb, deception, nazi, treason, assassination attempt ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, munich germany, tunisia ...
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48%
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The Captain (2017)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Germany, France, Poland, China, Portugal
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: thought provoking, psychological, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Plot: deserter, nazi germany, nazi officer, impostor, war criminal, third reich, german soldier, human nature, juggling, power relations, captain, psychology ...
Time: 1940s, year 2017, year 1945, 20th century
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47%
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Sobibor (2018)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Russia, Germany, Lithuania, Poland
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, based on true events, factual, suspenseful
Plot: nazi germany, world war two, holocaust, escape, holocaust survivor, jewish, nazi, russian, mass murder, genocide, pow, rebellion ...
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: family relations, wartime life, life is a bitch, danger, parents and children, survival, war, fight, nobility, aristocracy, world war two, escape ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: serious, realistic, rough, bleak
Plot: world war two, military, german soldier, war, soldier, heroic mission, left to die, young heroes, danger, combat casualty, american soldier, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1945
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: captivating, realistic, psychological, atmospheric
Plot: psychiatrist, political repression, nazi occupation, friendship, world war two, historical figure, friends, wartime life, society, danger, rivalry, european history ...
Time: 1930s, year 1938, 20th century
Place: vienna, central europe
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43%
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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: serious, captivating, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, war, nazi occupation, soldier, battles, against the odds, danger, military, surprise attack, friendship, rivalry, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1940
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, epic ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: world war two, military, heroic mission, danger, campaign, epic battle, soldier, heroes, attack, u.s. military, tank, war ...
Time: 20th century, year 1944, 1940s
Place: belgium, europe, germany, berlin germany, hawaii ...
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40%
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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: exciting, suspenseful, rough, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, male bonding, male friendship, soldier, military, friendship, society, deadly, fascism, friendship between men, violence, great patriotic war ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
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40%
 7.6
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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: epic, realistic, emotional, disturbing, contemplative ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, survival, german, hitler youth, heroes, hidden identity, nudity (full frontal - brief), ghetto, concentration camp, roommate ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 30s, 1930s
Place: latvia, germany, poland, europe, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer (1961)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 190 min.
Story: His ideals challenged by life as a conscript in war-time Japan's military, a pacifist faces ever greater tests in his fight for survival.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, gloomy, captivating, cynical ...
Plot: soldier, world war two, survival, japanese army, chinese, captivity, unfulfilled love, prison life, imperialism, escape attempt, estrangement, hapless soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: china, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Enemy at the Gates (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Ireland, UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Enemy at the Gates is a war film from Jean-Jacques Annaud from 2001 that takes place during the battle of Stalingard in World War II between the Russians and the Germans.
Style: serious, bleak, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: sniper, world war two, military, war, heroes, nazism, friendship, assassination, nazi officer, battle zone, trap, elimination ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1942
Place: russia, ussr, soviet union, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Attack and Retreat (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, Soviet Union
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Beautifully photographed and lyrically written, this largely factual account of Mussolini's disastrous invasion of Russia during World War II tells the story of an Italian regiment through the eyes of a farmer from Emilia, a plumber from Rome, ...
Plot: eastern front, world war two, italian army, nazism, courage, train, sabotage, red army, nazi, soldier, bravery, snow ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, year 1941
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.5
 31K
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: epic, rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, soldier, nazism, german, survival, starvation, holocaust, russian, military life, battles ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1942, year 1943
Place: russia, europe, italy, germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, air battle, world war two, mountain, aviation, kiss, cliff, nazi, fire, war violence, river, explosion ...
Time: 20th century, year 1942, 1940s
Place: former yugoslavia, yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Naked Among Wolves (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Naked Among Wolves (German: Nackt unter Wölfen) is a German drama film directed by Philipp Kadelbach in 2015. It is based on the novel of the same name by Bruno Apitz, which was published in 1958 by the East German Publishing house. It was created ...
Style: captivating, tense, realistic, psychological, ambiguous ending
Plot: holocaust, man boy relationship, jewish, concentration camp, nazism, liberation, resistance, little boy, prisoner, death, race against time, child in peril ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Rommel (2012)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, France, Austria
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A new film about Erwin Rommel has been shown on German television, depicting the general as a weak man undone by his links to Adolf Hitler.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: assassination attempt, d day, military, state affairs, dishonesty, rivalry, political unrest, political conspiracy, war, trial, assassination plot, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: europe, france, normandy, paris france, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, bleak, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, couples, life turned upside down, family relations, soldier, life is a bitch, war, couple relations, family in crisis, parents and children, family life, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 30s, year 1939 ...
Place: germany, europe, west germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Operation: Daybreak (1975)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Czechoslovakia, 1942. Three brave Czech patriots risk everything to rid their country of its brutal Nazi leader, SS-General Reinhard Heydrich.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: assassination, soldier, world war two, czech history, against humanity, confined, undercover, state affairs, village life, heroic mission, village, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1941, year 1942
Place: prague, czech republic, europe, central europe, czechoslovakia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%