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Goodbye, Children (1987)
 8.0
 30K
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, boarding school, bittersweet, youth, friends, life is a bitch, society, elementary school, countryside, secret hideout, schoolboy, nazi occupation, best friend, parent child relationship ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, jerusalem, vichy, germany, poland

Most similar movies to Goodbye, Children

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, death, jewish, german, society and wartime life mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres. Some movies like Goodbye, Children: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008), Ivan's Childhood (1962), The Army of Shadows (1969), A Love to Hide (2005), The Book Thief (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)
Genre: Drama, 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: emotional, touching, heartbreaking, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holocaust, jewish, concentration camp, world war two, against humanity, friendship, childhood, nazi, nazi germany, wartime life, nazism, young heroes ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, poland, europe, switzerland, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, red army, youth, heroes, battles, german, child spy, child execution, boy ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: russia, europe, berlin germany, soviet union, 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, betrayal, terrorist, espionage, resistance, underground, rescue, intrigue, government agency, prison, french resistance, czech ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1943
Place: paris france, france, europe, lyon, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: emotional, serious, touching, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: gay, holocaust, anti semitism, life is a bitch, wartime life, hidden identity, social relations, traitor, betrayal, childhood friend, cruelty, survival ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, captivating, serious ...
Plot: fascism, world war two, holocaust, anti semitism, family relations, tennis, family life, wartime life, life is a bitch, unrequited love, uncle niece relationship, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: italy, europe, africa, israel, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.6
 124K
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: world war two, holocaust, nazi germany, jewish, human spirit, nazi, against humanity, adoption, life is a bitch, youth, childhood, family secret ...
Time: 40s, 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, captivating, tense, thought provoking ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, survival, german, homosexual, nudity (full frontal - brief), roommate, hidden identity, heroes, communism, ghetto ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 40s, 30s
Place: latvia, germany, poland, europe, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, friendship, nazi germany, anti semitism, pow, boarding school, boarding school life, against humanity, boxing, german, war, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1942
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, ukraine, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Great Water (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Czech Republic, USA, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An ailing communist reflects on a young boy childhood in Stalinist Yugoslavia.
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, touching, contemplative
Plot: orphan, friendship, betrayal, prison, idealism, haunted by the past, soldier, racism, young heroes, wartime life, life is a bitch, injustice ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, ussr, macedonia, yugoslavia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.0
 653
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: bleak, serious, realistic, saga, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, monastery, school, soldier, world war two, summer camp, orphan, wartime life, society, anti war, innocence lost, youth ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1941
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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, captivating, epic, serious ...
Plot: fascism, world war two, circus, political unrest, war, life is a bitch, wartime life, against humanity, coming of age, dishonesty, grownups, toys ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: germany, europe, poland, paris france, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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: realistic, bleak, serious, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: concentration camp, world war two, holocaust, hopes, refugee, society, human spirit, danger, anti semitism, confined, war, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: russia, italy, europe, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.4
 118
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: suspenseful, emotional, serious, bleak, rough ...
Plot: survival, family relations, anti semitism, world war two, holocaust, rabbi, life is a bitch, against humanity, war, confined, escapades, wartime life ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 20th century, 40s
Place: germany, europe, new york, berlin germany, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, sincere, realistic, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: small town, world war two, occupation, interracial relations, romance, wartime life, love and romance, life is a bitch, on the run, bittersweet, deportation, couples ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
Place: france, europe, germany, vichy
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, sincere, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: friendship, betrayal, boarding school, teenage love, lifestyle, teenage life, youth, rebellion, secret, coming of age, school, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1943
Place: boston, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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 ⇓
26%
 5.3
 4K
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, suspenseful, sexual, sexy, offbeat ...
Plot: forbidden love, anti semitism, fall in love, politics, betrayal, prostitute, world war two, eroticism, state affairs, life is a bitch, wartime life, sexual relations ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1939
Place: germany, europe, rome italy, poland, naples italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: uplifting, touching, disturbing, compassionate, lyrical ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, human spirit, survival, against humanity, wartime life, idealism, nazi occupation, society, couple relations, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: europe, poland, germany, czechoslovakia, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 7.7
 71K
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, emotional, twists and turns ...
Plot: jewish, holocaust, nazism, atrocity, singer, world war two, life is a bitch, espionage, occupation, betrayal, trap, escape ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, 40s, 60s ...
Place: holland, netherlands, europe, israel, belgium ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.4
 12K
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, realistic, serious, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: world war two, infidelity, theater, hiding place, love triangle, anti semitism, actor's life, showbiz, society, social differences, isolation, moral dilemma ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: paris france, france, europe, germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: serious, emotional, sincere, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, world war two, soldier, heroes, faith, nazi occupation, human spirit, hopes, danger, clergy, traitor ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, russia, poland, geneva switzerland, holland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: captivating, disturbing, realistic, bleak, serious
Plot: holocaust, world war two, politics, anti semitism, refugee, train, wartime life, fugitives, state affairs, village life, war, anti heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: switzerland, germany, europe, zurich switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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, wartime life, political unrest, society, nazism, friendship, world war two, anti semitism, writers, euthanasia ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1918, year 1942 ...
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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, artist, painting, hotel, ambassador, youth, political unrest, state affairs, crimes ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 20th century, 40s
Place: italy, florence, europe, germany, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.4
 10K
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, holocaust, friends, rescue, couples, love and romance, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: france, london, paris france, europe, vichy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: psychological, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: betrayal, obsession, politics, world war two, infidelity, singer, pianist, maid, showbiz, religions or cults, love triangle, on the run ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: paris france, england, london, europe, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, deportation, human nature, dehumanization, rescue, friendship, against humanity, danger, store, misfit ...
Time: year 1942, 1940s
Place: slovakia, europe, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, New Zealand, Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In 1942, British soldier Jack Celliers comes to a japanese prison camp. The camp is run by Yonoi, who has a firm belief in discipline, honour and glory. In his view, the allied prisoners are cowards when they chose to surrender instead of commiting ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Plot: pow, world war two, soldier, war, war crime, prisoner of war camp, anti war, captivity, life is a bitch, confined, military, society ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1936, year 1942 ...
Place: japan, asia, australia, indonesia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Hidden Children (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: This is a true story about forty Jewish children on their way to Palestine, who were blocked by the German and Italian occupation of Yugoslavia in 1941. Before finding a haven at Villa Emma in Nonantola in northern Italy, where they arrived on June ...
Style: touching, uplifting, emotional, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, human spirit, orphan, survival, rescue, danger, fugitives, against humanity, wartime life, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, slovenia, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.3
 10K
In Darkness (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland, Germany, Canada
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A dramatization of one man's rescue of Jewish refugees in the Nazi-occupied Polish city of Lvov. In Darkness tells the true story of Leopold Soha who risks his own life to save a dozen people from certain death. Initially only interested in his ...
Style: disturbing, uplifting, sincere, harsh, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, jewish, thief, atrocity, german, survival, tunnel, underground, refugee, unwanted pregnancy, mistrust, sewer ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945, year 2008
Place: poland, europe, germany, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%