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Goodbye, Children (1987)
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Goodbye, Children (1987)
Original name: Au revoir les enfants
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: realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional, gloomy, thought provoking, serious, contemplative, poignant, based on true events ...
Plot: nazism, world war two, jewish, friendship, betrayal, anti semitism, boarding school life, priest, resistance, wartime life, childhood, french, nazi, boarding school, bittersweet, auschwitz, youth, friends, life is a bitch, society, elementary school, countryside, secret hideout, schoolboy, gestapo ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, jerusalem, vichy, germany, poland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and dramatic films with plots about world war two, nazi, german, death, jewish, anti semitism and wartime life mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres. Some movies like Goodbye, Children: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008), Before the Fall (2004), Ivan's Childhood (1962), The Army of Shadows (1969), A Love to Hide (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, 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: touching, emotional, heartbreaking, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holocaust, world war two, jewish, concentration camp, childhood, friendship, against humanity, nazism, atrocity, nazi, gas chamber, war ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, poland, europe, berlin germany, switzerland
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75%
Before the Fall (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sport, Thriller, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1942, Friedrich Weimer's boxing skills get him an appointment to a National Political Academy (NaPolA) – high schools that produce Nazi elite. Over his father's objections, Friedrich enrolls. During his year in seventh ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: nazi germany, nazi, friendship, anti semitism, pow, boarding school, against humanity, boarding school life, youth, family relations, boxing, german ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1942
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, ukraine, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, bleak, serious, meditative, psychological ...
Plot: world war two, orphan, war, anti war, great patriotic war, heroes, youth, battles, german, child spy, boy, child execution ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: russia, europe, soviet union, berlin germany, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Army of Shadows (1969)
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 ...
Style: bleak, gloomy, stylized, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: world war two, french resistance, betrayal, terrorist, resistance, underground, government agency, intrigue, espionage, rescue, prison, czech ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1943
Place: paris france, france, marseille, europe, big ben london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, touching, sentimental, serious, captivating ...
Plot: fascism, world war two, holocaust, anti semitism, family relations, tennis, family life, wartime life, life is a bitch, uncle niece relationship, unrequited love, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: italy, europe, africa, israel, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
A Love to Hide (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young Jewish girl, Sarah, is looking to escape the clutches of the Third Reich after seeing her parents and sister brutally slain by a smuggler who betrayed them while attempting to escape to England. Terrified, she is sheltered by her childhood ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: gay, holocaust, anti semitism, life is a bitch, wartime life, hidden identity, social relations, traitor, betrayal, cruelty, childhood friend, survival ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
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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: emotional, touching, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: holocaust, world war two, jewish, childhood, human spirit, nazi germany, nazi, war, against humanity, adoption, life is a bitch, youth ...
Time: 40s, 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.6
 15K
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, contemplative, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, survival, german, communism, homosexual, roommate, heroes, hidden identity, nudity (full frontal - brief), ghetto ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 40s, 30s
Place: latvia, germany, poland, europe, berlin germany ...
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40%
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The Great Water (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Republic of North Macedonia, Czech Republic, USA, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An ailing communist reflects on a young boy childhood in Stalinist Yugoslavia.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, touching, contemplative
Plot: orphan, friendship, prison, betrayal, soldier, haunted by the past, idealism, young heroes, life is a bitch, politics, injustice, youth ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, macedonia, ussr, serbia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.5
 22K
The Tin Drum (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany, France, Poland, Yugoslavia
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, realistic, serious, clever, epic ...
Plot: fascism, world war two, circus, war, life is a bitch, political unrest, wartime life, dishonesty, against humanity, coming of age, grownups, toys ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: germany, europe, poland, paris france, central europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.9
 671
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: touching, gloomy, bleak, saga, serious ...
Plot: world war two, school, coming of age, orphan, soldier, summer camp, monastery, youth, society, against humanity, life is a bitch, military ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1941
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.6
 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: bleak, sincere, gloomy, emotional, serious ...
Plot: concentration camp, world war two, holocaust, hopes, refugee, escapades, life is a bitch, society, confined, war, danger, human spirit ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: italy, russia, europe, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.4
 122
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 ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, emotional, rough ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, survival, world war two, rabbi, family relations, danger, parents and children, wartime life, urban, society, escapades ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, black sea, berlin germany, america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.4
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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: thought provoking, sincere, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: world war two, theater, infidelity, love triangle, anti semitism, occupation, life is a bitch, love and romance, romance, artists and showbiz, confined, couple relations ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: paris france, france, europe, germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Lacombe, Lucien (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In 1944 Lucien Lacombe, a young peasant in the Lot region is refused permission to join the French Resistance. Instead, the opposing "French Gestapo" obtain from him information about an underground leader and recruit him into their ...
Style: controversial, disturbing, psychological, sincere, serious ...
Plot: world war two, occupation, small town, interracial relations, wartime life, social differences, bittersweet, couples, treason, deportation, romance, coming of age ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
Place: europe, france, germany, vichy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.6
 3K
Zelary (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A nurse and her surgeon-lover are part of a resistance movement in 1940s Czechoslovakia. When they are discovered, her lover flees and she must find a place to hide. A patient whose life she saved, a man from a remote mountain village where time ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, sincere, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: redemption, small town, romance, couple relations, life is a bitch, hopes, society, resistance, post war, world war two, fugitives, marriage ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: prague, prague czechoslovakia, czechoslovakia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.7
 72K
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, psychological, epic, twists and turns, emotional ...
Plot: jewish, world war two, nazism, holocaust, atrocity, singer, espionage, spy, life is a bitch, occupation, betrayal, escape ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 40s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: holland, netherlands, europe, israel, belgium ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
A Separate Peace (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Four friends with one dark secret they could never outrun.
Style: psychological, serious, sincere, emotional, realistic
Plot: friendship, betrayal, boarding school, teenage love, lifestyle, youth, rebellion, teenage life, secret, world war two, school, coming of age ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1943
Place: new england, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Divided We Fall (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In Nazi occupied Czechoslovakia, a childless couple agree to hide a Jewish friend at great personal risk of discovery and execution.
Style: touching, disturbing, uplifting, surreal, compassionate ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, human spirit, survival, wartime life, against humanity, idealism, nazi occupation, couple relations, dishonesty, society, couples ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: europe, poland, germany, czechoslovakia, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: serious, erotic, realistic, disturbing, sexual ...
Plot: anti semitism, forbidden love, fall in love, world war two, politics, betrayal, prostitute, against the rules, eroticism, love and romance, life is a bitch, couples ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 1930s, year 1939
Place: germany, europe, warsaw poland, paris france, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: bleak, disturbing, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, world war two, politics, refugee, train, political unrest, survival, wartime life, anti war, village, genocide ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: switzerland, europe, germany, zurich switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Ninth Day (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Germany, Luxembourg, Czech Republic
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A drama loosely based on Jean Bernard's Nazi-era prison diary.
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, world war two, heroes, soldier, traitor, faith, nazi occupation, hopes, human spirit, introspection, clergy ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: paris france, belgium, berlin germany, france, switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.2
 7K
Good (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Germany, Hungary, Cayman Islands
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The rise of national socialism in Germany should not be regarded as a conspiracy of madmen. Millions of "good" people found themselves in a society spiralling into terrible chaos. A film about then, which illuminates the terrors of now.
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, moral dilemma, state affairs, society, wartime life, political unrest, nazism, world war two, anti semitism, friendship, writers, euthanasia ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1942, 1940s ...
Place: germany, europe, paris france, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 11K
Charlotte Gray (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Australia, Germany
Duration: 121 min.
Story: This is a drama set in Nazi-occupied France at the height of World War II. Charlotte Gray tells the compelling story of a young Scottish woman working with the French Resistance in the hope of rescuing her lover, a missing RAF pilot. Based on the ...
Style: captivating, sentimental, sexy, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: world war two, resistance, espionage, secret agents, romance, war, wartime life, fall in love, couple relations, holocaust, friends, rescue ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: france, london, paris france, europe, vichy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Shop on Main Street (1965)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In a small town in Nazi-occupied Slovakia during World War II, decent but timid carpenter Tono is named "Aryan comptroller" of a button store owned by an old Jewish widow, Rozalie. Since the post comes with a salary and standing in the ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, danger, rescue, against humanity, dehumanization, deportation, human nature, friendship, store, misfit ...
Time: year 1942, 1940s
Place: slovakia, europe, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Tea with Mussolini (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Semi-autobiographical film directed by Franco Zeffirelli, telling the story of young Italian boy Luca's upbringing by a circle of English and American women, before and during World War II.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, pre war ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: stepmother stepson relationship, world war two, friendship, coming of age, painting, artist, ambassador, hotel, lifestyle, state affairs, gender, youth ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: italy, florence, europe, germany, austria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Accompanist (1992)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In Nazi-occupied Paris, a young accompanist named Sophie Vasseur gets a job with famed singer Irene Brice. As Irene's husband Charles, a businessman collaborating with the Nazis, wrestles with his conscience, Sophie becomes obsessed with Irene, ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, psychological
Plot: betrayal, politics, obsession, infidelity, world war two, singer, pianist, maid, artists and showbiz, society, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: paris france, england, london, france, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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, starvation, survival, holocaust, russian, military life, battles ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1943
Place: russia, europe, italy, germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, captivating, exciting
Plot: holocaust, world war two, soldier, anti semitism, child, nazism, life is a bitch, against humanity, wartime life, confined, society, collaboration ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942
Place: paris france, france, switzerland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 8.5
 725K
The Pianist (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, War
Country: UK, France, Poland, Germany, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The true story of pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman's experiences in Warsaw during the Nazi occupation. When the Jews of the city find themselves forced into a ghetto, Szpilman finds work playing in a café; and when his family is deported in 1942, he ...
Style: bleak, emotional, suspense, heartbreaking, contemplative ...
Plot: survival, holocaust, world war two, nazi, pianist, ghetto, against humanity, nazi occupation, anti semitism, genocide, jewish, nazism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: poland, germany, europe, central europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%