Movies like The Army of Shadows

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The Army of Shadows (1969)
 8.1
 24K
The Army of Shadows (1969)
Original name: L'Armée des ombres
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Betrayed by an informant, Philippe Gerbier (Lino Ventura) finds himself trapped in a torturous Nazi prison camp. Though Gerbier escapes to rejoin the Resistance in occupied Marseilles, France, and exacts his revenge on the informant, he must continue a quiet, seemingly endless battle against the Nazis in an atmosphere of tension, paranoia and distrust.
Style: bleak, realistic, stylized, gloomy, tense, light, sincere, atmospheric, noir, enigmatic ...
Plot: world war two, french resistance, terrorist, espionage, war, spy, nazi, gangsters, betrayal, resistance, prison, underground, german, life is a bitch, jewish, gypsy, death, weapons, hotel, courage, nazism, political prisoner, time travel, world war one, women ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1943, 40s
Place: paris france, france, vichy, marseille, europe, london, big ben london ...

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Most similar movies to The Army of Shadows

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, gloomy and captivating films with plots about world war two, war, wartime life, life is a bitch, nazi, danger and german mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like The Army of Shadows: Black Book (2006), Army of Crime (2009), Female Agents (2008), Is Paris Burning? (1966), Goodbye, Children (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.7
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Black Book (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Netherlands, Germany, UK, Belgium
Duration: 145 min.
Story: In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II, a Jewish singer infiltrates the regional Gestapo headquarters for the Dutch resistance.
Style: tense, twists and turns, suspense, epic, erotic ...
Plot: jewish, world war two, holocaust, spy, espionage, nazism, nazi, war, atrocity, occupation, terrorist, betrayal ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, year 1956, 50s, 20th century ...
Place: netherlands, holland, israel, belgium, amsterdam ...
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100%
Army of Crime (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France
Duration: 139 min.
Story: This gripping historical drama recounts the story of Armenian-born Missak Manouchian, a woodworker and political activist who led an immigrant laborer division of the Parisian Resistance on 30 operations against the Nazis in 1943. The Nazis branded ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: world war two, resistance, rebellion, life is a bitch, war, heroes, crimes, hopes, youth, occupation, poet, idealism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Female Agents (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 148 min.
Story: May 1944, a group of French servicewomen and resistance fighters are enlisted into the British Special Operations Executive commando group under the command of Louise Desfontaines and her brother Pierre. Their mission, to rescue a British army ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, resistance, wartime life, french resistance, female agent, rescue, betrayal, heroic mission, d day, hospital, military, espionage ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, year 1944
Place: paris france, france, london, europe, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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, tense, suspense, serious ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, war, resistance, french resistance, moral ambiguity, moral dilemma, totalitarianism, rescue, against the odds, wartime life, insubordination ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: france, paris france, europe, germany, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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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 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 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, gloomy, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, war, survival, german, nazism, russian, soldier, wehrmacht, eastern front, starvation, battles, military life ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, year 1943, 20th century
Place: russia, germany, poland, east germany, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.5
 2K
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 ⇓
73%
The Elusive Corporal (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story serves as a companion piece to Renoir's 1937 film, Grand Illusion, once more bringing together men from across the broad social spectrum of French society to depict one man's Sisyphean efforts to escape captivity in a German POW ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, contemplative
Plot: world war two, military, survival, prison, dentist, soldier, escape, hopes, war, captivity, adventure, anti war ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 6.3
 53K
Hart's War (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Fourth-generation Army Col. William McNamara is imprisoned in a brutal German POW camp. Still, as the senior-ranking American officer, he commands his fellow inmates, keeping a sense of honor alive in a place where honor is easy to destroy, all ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspense, harsh, factual ...
Plot: world war two, war, prison, military, nazi, escape, racism, pow, soldier, russian, torture, propaganda ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, poland, europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Second Breath (1966)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 150 min.
Story: With his customary restraint and ruthless attention to detail, director Jean-Pierre Melville follows the parallel tracks of French underworld criminal Gu (the inimitable Lino Ventura), escaped from prison and roped into one last robbery, and the ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: gangsters, heist, robbery, police officer killed, showgirl, career criminal, post war, prison, master criminal, betrayal, one last job, lovers on the run ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, france, europe, marseille, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Battle of Algiers (1966)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, Algeria
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Tracing the struggle of the Algerian Front de Liberation Nationale to gain freedom from French colonial rule as seen through the eyes of Ali from his start as a petty thief to his rise to prominence in the organisation and capture by the French in ...
Style: political, sexy, disturbing, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: revolution, torture, bomb, protest, french algerian war, muslim, resistance, freedom, terrorism, military, war, colonialism ...
Time: year 1957, year 1954, 50s, 20th century, year 1960 ...
Place: algeria, africa, paris france, france, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Monsieur Batignole (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1942, in an occupied Paris, the apolitical grocer Edmond Batignole lives with his wife and daughter in a small apartment in the building of his grocery. When his future son-in-law and collaborator of the German Pierre-Jean Lamour calls the Nazis ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, exciting, captivating
Plot: holocaust, world war two, nazism, wartime life, child, anti semitism, soldier, against humanity, life is a bitch, confined, society, collaboration ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942
Place: france, paris france, switzerland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 8.2
 9K
The Ascent (1977)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two Soviet partisans leave their starving band to get supplies from a nearby farm. The Germans have reached the farm first, so the pair must go on a journey deep into occupied territory, a voyage that will also take them deep into their souls.
Style: philosophical, cerebral, sad, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, cold weather, partisan, betrayal, execution, nazi occupation, great patriotic war, starvation, collaboration, interrogation, torture, fear ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: ussr, russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Soldier of Orange (1977)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 165 min.
Story: This film depicts World War II through the eyes of several Dutch students. It follows them through the beginning of the war, the Nazi occupation and the liberation.
Style: tense, realistic, stylized, epic, poignant ...
Plot: world war two, war, nazi, espionage, resistance, betrayal, nazi occupation, german, friendship, jewish, love triangle, female nudity ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 80s
Place: germany, netherlands, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Ivan's Childhood (1962)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Poetic journey through the shards and shadows of one boy’s war-ravaged youth.
Style: atmospheric, reflective, meditative, bleak, psychological ...
Audience: kids
Plot: world war two, war, orphan, courage, great patriotic war, anti war, coming of age, man boy relationship, child spy, death, adolescence, innocence lost ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: russia, ussr, europe, berlin germany, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 ⇓
66%
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1962)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Karl from Germany and Marcelo from France emigrated to Argentina and became brothers-in-law. Karl soon returned to Germany to serve in the army. Marcelo and his children Julio and Chichi became Argentinean citizens but later returned to Paris. Karl ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, retro
Plot: world war two, resistance, death, family relations, wartime life, military, manhood, holocaust, heroic mission, life is a bitch, state affairs, politics ...
Time: year 1939, 1930s, year 1938, 1940s
Place: argentina, france, paris france, europe, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.4
 14K
The Last Metro (1980)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In occupied Paris, an actress married to a Jewish theater owner must keep him hidden from the Nazis while doing both of their jobs.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, sexy, poignant, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: world war two, love triangle, theater, anti semitism, jewish, infidelity, wartime life, theatre play, occupation, confined, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: france, paris france, europe, germany, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 6.6
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Lucie Aubrac (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A love story or a tale of the resistance, this poignant movie tells both the haunting story of a French resistance cell in Lyon but also the love of Lucie Aubrac for her husband...
Style: sexy, emotional, enigmatic, factual, romantic ...
Plot: world war two, love, french resistance, romance, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, resistance, runaway, secrets, love story, relationships, literature ...
Time: 1940s, 19th century, 20th century
Place: france, england, lyon, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 8.4
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The Boat (1981)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany, Italy, France, UK
Duration: 149 min.
Story: A German submarine hunts allied ships during the Second World War, but it soon becomes the hunted. The crew tries to survive below the surface, while stretching both the boat and themselves to their limits.
Style: epic, suspenseful, suspense, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: submarine, world war two, naval battle, navy, war, nazi, battles, ocean, anti war, survival, german, military ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1942, year 1941
Place: germany, atlantic ocean, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.9
 2K
Safe Conduct (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Germany, Spain
Duration: 170 min.
Story: The film is about the French film industry from 1942 to 1944 during the Nazi occupation. The film focuses on assistant director and resistance fighter Jean Devaivre and screenwriter Jean Aurenche. Aurenche is on the move so that he doesn't have ...
Style: touching, suspenseful, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, espionage, collaboration, politics, survival, human spirit, society, writer's life, lifestyle, love and romance, escapades, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: paris france, europe, france, vichy
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.8
 539
The Blockhouse (1973)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of Slave workers, drafted by the Nazis to help construct their coastal defenses in 1944 are trapped in an underground bunker when the Allies land at Normandy on D-Day. They find huge dtores of food but not enough candles. The slow dying of ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, bunker, d day, survival, holocaust, wartime life, prison, human spirit, confined, escapades, war, hopes ...
Time: 1940s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Little Soldier (1963)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: During the Algerian war for independence from France, a young Frenchman living in Geneva who belongs to a right-wing terrorist group and a young woman who belongs to a left-wing terrorist group meet and fall in love. Complications ensue when the man ...
Style: political, sexy, breathtaking, melancholic, light ...
Plot: assassination, politics, spy, espionage, fighting the system, romance, death, assassin, torture, hotel, revolution, identity ...
Time: 50s, 60s
Place: france, paris france, middle east, europe, algeria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 7.2
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Freedom (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A Gypsy family travels the French roads during the Second World War, followed by Little Claude, a young boy seeking a new family after his parents "left and never returned". Upon reaching a town where they traditionally stop for a few ...
Style: captivating, emotional, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, gypsy, racism, holocaust, moral dilemma, social differences, life is a bitch, family in danger, on the run, rebellion, concentration camp, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 8.4
 77K
Come and See (1985)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 142 min.
Story: The invasion of a village in Byelorussia by German forces sends young Florya into the forest to join the weary Resistance fighters, against his family's wishes. There he meets a girl, Glasha, who accompanies him back to his village. On ...
Style: bleak, rough, harsh, disturbing, surreal ...
Plot: world war two, genocide, atrocity, brutality, war crime, against humanity, mass murder, war, teenage girl, occupation, great patriotic war, holocaust ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943, 20th century
Place: russia, ussr, poland, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.5
 24K
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 ⇓
64%
 6.7
 772
Calm at Sea (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teenager joins the resistance in Nazi-occupied France during World War II.
Style: tense, rough, disturbing, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, german soldier, repression, execution, nazi officer, suppression, concentration camp, assassination, hostage, french resistance, collaborator, wehrmacht ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.0
 9K
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, disturbing, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, nazism, concentration camp, holocaust survivor, nazi germany, german occupation, world war two, 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 ⇓
63%
Coup de grâce (1976)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A countess loves her brother's Prussian-officer friend in the 1919 Baltic area.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, bleak, philosophical ...
Plot: love triangle, revolution, soldier, betrayal, evacuation, tragic love, tragic hero, destructive relationship, wartime life, political unrest, couple relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, post world war one
Place: latvia, europe, berlin germany, france, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 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 ⇓
63%