Movies and TV shows like Generation War

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Generation War (2013)
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Generation War (2013)
Original name: Unsere Mütter, unsere Väter
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, serious, thought provoking, realistic, epic, controversial
Plot: world war two, nazism, holocaust, military, soldier, guilt, friendship, against humanity, war, atrocity, friends, nazi germany, german, nurse, eastern front, wehrmacht, political repression, anti semitism, enemy, group of friends, wartime, anti war, military life, singer, battles ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: germany, berlin germany, ussr, soviet union

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Most similar movies to Generation War

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and bleak films and TV series with plots about war, world war two, military, wartime life, nazi, soldier and danger mostly in War, Drama and History genres. Some movies like Generation War: Band of Brothers (2001), Stalingrad (1993), The Pacific (2010), Naked Among Wolves (2015), Speer and Hitler (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Band of Brothers (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 594 min.
TV show
Story: Drawn from interviews with survivors of Easy Company, as well as their journals and letters, Band of Brothers chronicles the experiences of these men from paratrooper training in Georgia through the end of the war. As an elite rifle company ...
Style: captivating, epic, heroic, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, military, war, combat, paratrooper, soldier, behind enemy lines, american soldier, nazi germany, battles, courage, war violence ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, belgium, paris france, austria ...
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 7.5
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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, gloomy, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, war, german, nazism, russian, soldier, survival, starvation, battles, military life, wehrmacht, eastern front ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1943
Place: russia, east germany, berlin germany, germany, poland ...
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100%
 8.3
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The Pacific (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 530 min.
TV show
Story: A 10-part mini-series from the creators of "Band of Brothers" telling the intertwined stories of three Marines during America's battle with the Japanese in the Pacific during World War II.
Style: serious, emotional, suspenseful, disturbing, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, military, war, battlefield, battles, squad, soldier, marines, american soldier, u.s. military, imperial japan, navy ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, 20th century
Place: pacific ocean, japan, alabama, okinawa, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, world war two, concentration camp, jewish, nazi, nazism, liberation, resistance, little boy, prisoner, death, child in peril ...
Time: year 1945, 1940s
Place: germany
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Speer and Hitler (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 270 min.
TV show
Story: A reassessment of the role Albert Speer played in the Third Reich. Speer, who was ultimately convicted at the Nuremburg trials and served a 20-year prison sentence, was known for designing many of the Third Reich's buildings and for being ...
Style: serious, sincere, thought provoking, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: hitler, world war two, holocaust, war crime, post war, delusion, anti semitism, war criminal, nazi officer, against humanity, state affairs, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: germany, berlin germany
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100%
 7.1
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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: factual, tense, bad ending, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, nazi, war, nazism, hitler, nazi germany, conspiracy, resistance, politics, wehrmacht, espionage, german ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, year 1943, 20th century
Place: germany, berlin germany, africa, poland, europe ...
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 7.3
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Nuremberg (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Justice Robert H. Jackson leads Allied prosecutors in trying 21 Germans for Nazi war crimes after World War II.
Style: captivating, disturbing, serious, sincere, political ...
Plot: holocaust, courtroom, psychologist, courtroom drama, execution, legal, war crime, nazi, nazism, judge, anti semitism, rebellion ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, germany, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.6
 22K
Conspiracy (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The historical recreation of the 1942 Wannsee Conference, in which Nazi and SS leaders gathered in a Berlin suburb to discuss the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question". Lead by SS-General Reinhard Heydrich, this group of high ranking ...
Style: factual, disturbing, bleak, political, atmospheric ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, politics, nazi, genocide, nazism, anti semitism, war crime, racism, brutality, jewish, state affairs ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: berlin germany, germany, europe, poland
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Pathfinders: In the Company of Strangers (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Untold and lost history. A true story of the American Pathfinders, the volunteer paratroopers whose deadly mission was to land 30 minutes before the Normandy invasion, locate and mark strategic "drop zones" and set up the top-secret ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, captivating, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, military life, heroic mission, military, friendship, military base, battle zone, battles, race against time, d day, soldier, graphic violence ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: normandy, germany, europe
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28%
Is Paris Burning? (1966)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 173 min.
Story: The title is Adolf Hitler's question to his chief of staff Alfred Jodl on the eve of the liberation of Paris (August 25): the military governor of Paris, General Dietrich von Choltitz, had been ordered to destroy Paris rather than let it fall ...
Style: harsh, factual, suspense, tense, serious ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, french resistance, war, resistance, moral ambiguity, moral dilemma, totalitarianism, rescue, wartime life, against the odds, insubordination ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: france, paris france, europe, germany, warsaw poland
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The Diary of Anne Frank (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 150 min.
TV show
Story: Called the most accurate adaptation of Anne Frank’s moving diary, the film chronicles the Frank family as they flee from the Nazis in Amsterdam. Hiding behind a bookcase in a secret annex with random bombs exploding, Anne faces friction with her ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, against humanity, nazism, world war two, diary, wartime life, survival, jewish, human spirit, life is a bitch, youth, confined ...
Time: 1940s
Place: holland, europe, netherlands, amsterdam
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27%
The Conference (2022)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: On January 20, 1942, the Wannsee Conference takes place in Berlin, a meeting that had only one item on the agenda: The Final Solution, the organization of the systematic mass murder of eleven million European Jews.
Style: thought provoking, tense, disturbing, captivating
Plot: nazi, nazi officer, ss officer, jew persecution, war, holocaust, world war two, nazism, military officer, wartime, nazi uniform, uniform
Time: year 1942
Place: berlin germany
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26%
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Holocaust (1978)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 475 min.
TV show
Story: Holocaust is an American television miniseries broadcast in four parts in 1978 on the NBC television network. The series tells the story of the Holocaust from the perspective of the Weiss family of German Jews and that of a rising member of the SS, ...
Style: captivating, touching, disturbing, gloomy, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, world war two, nazi, ss officer, jewish, love, german history, terrorism, intrigue, wartime, rebellion ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1943, year 1938 ...
Place: poland, germany, berlin germany, europe
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26%
Island at War (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 540 min.
TV show
Story: Island at War is a British television series that tells the story of the German Occupation of the Channel Islands. It primarily focuses on three local families: the upper class Dorrs, the middle class Mahys and the working class Jonases, and four ...
Style: tense, captivating, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: world war two, occupation, wartime, island, wartime life, anti semitism, genocide, against humanity, romance, society, war, military ...
Place: europe, england
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The Round Up (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, Germany, Hungary
Duration: 115 min.
Story: 1942. Joseph is eleven. And this June morning, he must go to school, a yellow star sown on his chest. He receives the support of a goods dealer. The mockery of a baker. Between kindness and contempt, Jo, his Jewish friends, their families, learn of ...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, nazism, holocaust survivor, world war two, nazi germany, german occupation, jewish, genocide, injustice, against humanity, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, post world war two, year 1942
Place: france, paris france, vichy, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.1
 924
The Fallen (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, Germany, Italy
Duration: 112 min.
Story: THE FALLEN is a three-sided story about German, Italian, and American soldiers, set in Northern Italy during the final weeks of the World War II. On the one side, a group of American supply soldiers delivers ammunition to the front line, a journey ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, rough, bleak
Plot: holocaust, world war two, war, soldier, survival, military life, military, against the odds, captivity, battles, leadership, against humanity ...
Time: 1940s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.4
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Combat! (1962)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Combat! is an American television program that originally aired on ABC from 1962 until 1967. The show covered the grim lives of a squad of American soldiers fighting the Germans in France during World War II. The program starred Rick Jason as ...
Style: serious, realistic, vintage, retro
Plot: world war two, military, occupied france, american soldier, tank, soldier, war, babies and infants, heroes, anti war, d day, military life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944, 60s
Place: europe, czech republic, prague, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.9
 1K
Anzac Girls (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The unique, and rarely told true stories of Australian and New Zealand nurses serving at Gallipoli and the Western Front during the First World War.
Style: captivating, realistic, emotional, serious, stylized ...
Plot: world war one, war, human spirit, love and romance, nurse, battles, military, hopes, fall in love, wartime life, tragic love, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: australia, france, egypt, greece, new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Seventeen Moments of Spring (1973)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 69 min.
TV show
Story: The series is based on a true story of a Russian spy Colonel Isaev (Stirlitz) in Fascist Germany during 17 days in very end of WWII. Stirlitz has worked his way to the very top of the Fascist hierarchy without being caught. However, his ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, spy, nazi, undercover agent, war, nazi germany, espionage, dishonesty, state affairs, undercover, intrigue, life & death ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, 20th century
Place: ussr, germany, europe, switzerland, britain ...
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25%
War and Remembrance (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 1620 min.
TV show
Story: War and Remembrance is an American miniseries based on the novel of the same name by Herman Wouk. It is the sequel to highly successful The Winds of War.
Style: saga, exciting, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, war, holocaust, winston churchill, nazi germany, military, german, submarine, nazi, wartime, d day, battleship ...
Time: 1940s
Place: europe, japan, asia, pacific ocean, pearl harbor ...
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25%
Winter in Wartime (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 103 min.
Story: During World War II in the freezing Netherlands winter of 1944/1945 the western Netherlands are in the grip of a famine. Many people move east to provide for their families. Fourteen year old Michiel can't wait to join the Dutch resistance, to ...
Style: tense, exciting, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, coming of age, resistance movement, wartime life, war, winter, execution, occupation, nazism, nazi, resistance, nazi occupation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: netherlands, europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Color of War (2001)
Genre: History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 780 min.
TV show
Story: A series featuring actual color footage of World War II.
Style: thought provoking, serious, disturbing, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, wartime life, military, war, against humanity, journalism, life is a bitch, battle zone, battles, combat, soldier, historical event ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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
Audience: date night
Plot: holocaust, nazism, anti semitism, nazi, concentration camp, life is a bitch, pow, gestapo, war, confined, jewish, train ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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The Passing Bells (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Poland
TV show
Story: At the outbreak of war, two teenage boys defy their parents to sign up.
Style: realistic, epic, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: world war one, wartime life, soldier, military, battles, life is a bitch, hopes, friendship, young soldier, battlefield, bittersweet, war ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Our World War (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK
TV show
Story: During the First World War, British troops face the horrors of the Battle of Mons in 1914, internal strife in 1916 and innovative tank warfare in 1918.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized
Plot: world war one, battles, soldier, war, battle zone, military, british soldier, wartime, struggle for survival, military life, wartime life, nature ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Massacre in Rome (1973)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the Nazi occupied city of Rome, an assault on an SS brigade draws retaliation from the military governship. "Massacre in Rome" is the true story of how this partisan attack led to the mass execution of Italian nationals under the orders ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: world war two, military, war, partisan, nazi occupation, holocaust, bureaucracy, nazi, introspection, anti semitism, military life, anti war ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.8
 4K
1864 (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany
Duration: 460 min.
TV show
Story: When Austria and Prussia declare war on Denmark, two brothers are called to serve in the bloodiest battle in Denmark's history.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, stylized, epic
Plot: military, love triangle, brother brother relationship, soldier, battles, military life, life is a bitch, political unrest, german history, army, royalty, world war two ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, victorian era
Place: denmark, austria, prussia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.1
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Piece of Cake (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 312 min.
TV show
Story: The lives and loves of the men of RAF Hornet Squadron who are transferred to France at the outbreak of World Wat II in September 1939. For the most part the men are competent fliers but there is little action in the first several months. The men ...
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, aerial combats, battles, aviation, luftwaffe, wartime, war, military, partners, heroes, soldier, friends ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Operation Valkyrie (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Austria, Italy
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In 1944, a group of high command officers plot an attempt against Hitler, and one of the leaders of the conspiracy, Stauffenberg (Sebastian Koch), goes to a meeting with the Fuhrer in charge of exploding the place. However, Hitler survives and the ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: world war two, hitler, national socialism, german history, plan gone wrong, nazi, conspiracy, wartime life, military, rebellion, leadership, rebelliousness ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Edelweiss Pirates (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Im Kölner Stadtteil Ehrenfeld lebt eine Gruppe von Arbeiterkindern kurz vor Ende des Zweiten Weltkriegs ihren ganz eigenen Alltag. Die selbsternannten „Edelweißpiraten“ träumen von einer gerechten Welt und sehnen sich nach der unbeschwerten ...
Style: realistic, tense, captivating, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: resistance, wartime life, world war two, nazi germany, human spirit, young heroes, rebellion, idealism, captivity, rebelliousness, confined, against humanity ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, 20th century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%