Movies like Goodbye, Children

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Goodbye, Children (1987)
 8.0
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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, poignant, semi autobiographical, dramatic ...
Plot: nazism, nazi, world war two, jewish, friendship, betrayal, holocaust, anti semitism, boarding school life, priest, resistance, gestapo, wartime life, childhood, french, children in wartime, jew persecution, boarding school, bittersweet, auschwitz, youth, friends, life is a bitch, society, elementary school ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: france, europe, paris france, jerusalem, vichy, germany, poland

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Most similar movies to Goodbye, Children

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and touching films with plots about world war two, death, nazi, german, society, wartime life and jewish mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres. Some movies like Goodbye, Children: The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008), Europa Europa (1990), Before the Fall (2004), Mother of Mine (2005), The Army of Shadows (1969). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (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: touching, heartbreaking, emotional, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holocaust, world war two, jewish, concentration camp, childhood, against humanity, friendship, nazism, war, gas chamber, nazi, atrocity ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, poland, europe, switzerland, berlin germany
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100%
 7.5
 16K
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, thought provoking, tense, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, hitler youth, survival, ghetto, german, anti semitism, roommate, communism, homosexual, concentration camp, hidden identity ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: latvia, germany, poland, europe, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Before the Fall (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sport, Thriller, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 110 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, sincere, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: nazi germany, nazi, friendship, anti semitism, pow, boarding school, against humanity, military school, youth, boarding school life, family relations, boxing ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1942
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, washington d.c., cape town south africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Mother of Mine (2005)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 111 min.
Story: 1943: Nine-year-old Eero whose father is killed during the war is brought to Sweden to foster parents to his protection like thousands of other Finnish children. Eero feels lost, particularly as his foster mother Signe behaves very unfriendly. She ...
Style: bleak, touching, emotional, melancholic, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, life is a bitch, wartime life, human nature, society, parents and children, human spirit, family problems, hopes, refugee, world war two, loss of father ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: sweden, finland, tokyo, germany, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, french resistance, betrayal, terrorist, underground, death sentence, resistance, government agency, espionage, intrigue, rescue, prison ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1943
Place: paris france, france, marseille, europe, vichy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, reflective ...
Plot: man boy relationship, orphan, war, anti war, world war two, great patriotic war, youth, heroes, red army, battles, german, boy ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: russia, europe, ussr, berlin germany, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 134K
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: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, holocaust, jewish, human spirit, childhood, nazi germany, adoption, teenage girl, against humanity, war, nazi, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1938, year 1942 ...
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: sincere, serious, emotional, touching, captivating ...
Plot: gay, holocaust, anti semitism, life is a bitch, gay relationship, wartime life, social relations, hidden identity, traitor, betrayal, cruelty, childhood friend ...
Time: 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, holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, family relations, tennis, family life, life is a bitch, wartime life, unrequited love, uncle niece relationship, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 19th century
Place: italy, europe, africa, israel, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
All My Loved Ones (1999)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Told from the perspective of man reflecting on his childhood in Prauge in the early years of World War 2 and the eventual destruction of his family as the Nazis rise to power. The storyline focuses heavily on Jewish-Czech Silberstein family members. ...
Style: captivating, touching, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, life turned upside down, escapades, hopes, society, life is a bitch, family relations, anti semitism, rescue, starvation, bittersweet, ghetto ...
Time: 80s, 1940s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: slovakia, czech republic, europe, prague, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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: concentration camp, world war two, holocaust, hopes, refugee, wartime life, human spirit, anti semitism, captivity, escapades, life is a bitch, war ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: italy, russia, europe, venice, turin italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: serious, realistic, atmospheric, touching, contemplative
Plot: orphan, friendship, betrayal, prison, soldier, idealism, haunted by the past, injustice, youth, life is a bitch, young heroes, politics ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, post world war two
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, serbia, macedonia, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, realistic, serious, captivating, epic ...
Plot: fascism, world war two, circus, war, life is a bitch, political unrest, grownups, against humanity, dishonesty, coming of age, wartime life, toys ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 19th century, year 1939 ...
Place: germany, europe, poland, central europe, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.7
 76K
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, psychological, epic, emotional ...
Plot: jewish, world war two, holocaust, nazism, atrocity, espionage, occupation, singer, spy, life is a bitch, betrayal, escape ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, 60s, year 1956 ...
Place: holland, netherlands, europe, israel, belgium ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Divided We Fall (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In Nazi occupied Czechoslovakia, a childless couple agree to hide a Jewish friend at great personal risk of discovery and execution.
Style: disturbing, touching, uplifting, surreal, compassionate ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, human spirit, survival, against humanity, wartime life, idealism, nazi occupation, dishonesty, society, couple relations, couples ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: europe, poland, germany, czechoslovakia, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.6
 146
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: rough, suspenseful, bleak, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, rabbi, family relations, survival, holocaust, anti semitism, escapades, war, against humanity, society, confined, youth ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, vienna, black sea, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.6
 9K
Butterfly (1999)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The film centres on Moncho and his coming-of-age experience in Galicia in 1936. Moncho develops a close relationship with his teacher Don Gregorio who introduces the boy to different things in the world. While the story centres on Moncho's ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, realistic, touching, compassionate ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, coming of age, spanish civil war, fascism, teacher, family relations, countryside, latin, civil war, patriotism, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe, america, galicia, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: sincere, disturbing, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: occupation, small town, world war two, nazi occupation, interracial relations, children in wartime, social differences, wartime life, deportation, couples, treason, bittersweet ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: france, europe, germany, vichy
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 719
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, bleak, serious, saga, gloomy ...
Plot: world war two, school, orphan, monastery, summer camp, wartime life, innocence lost, teaching the ways of the world, anti war, boarding school life, youth, military ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941
Place: russia, ussr, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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: thought provoking, sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: world war two, love triangle, anti semitism, infidelity, theater, occupation, confined, romance, love and romance, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, couple relations ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: paris france, france, europe, germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: holocaust, concentration camp, traitor, world war two, clergy, soldier, heroes, faith, nazi occupation, introspection, human spirit, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: paris france, germany, moscow russia, russia, geneva switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, realistic, sincere, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, dehumanization, deportation, rescue, against humanity, friendship, human nature, misfit, elderly, store ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942
Place: slovakia, europe, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.5
 804K
The Pianist (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, War
Country: France, Poland, Germany, UK
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, suspense, emotional, heartbreaking, harsh ...
Plot: survival, holocaust, world war two, pianist, nazi, against humanity, genocide, nazi occupation, jewish, ghetto, anti semitism, starvation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1944, year 1939 ...
Place: poland, germany, europe, warsaw poland, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, politics, train, refugee, battles, life turned upside down, anti war, genocide, ship, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s
Place: switzerland, germany, europe, zurich switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.5
 4K
Zelary (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria
Duration: 150 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, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: redemption, small town, romance, couple relations, life is a bitch, resistance, society, hopes, post war, world war two, fugitives, marriage ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: prague, central europe, czechoslovakia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, soldier, anti semitism, child, against humanity, life is a bitch, confined, society, wartime life, collaboration ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942
Place: paris france, france, switzerland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, emotional, sincere, realistic
Plot: friendship, betrayal, boarding school, lifestyle, teenage love, youth, rebellion, teenage life, secret, coming of age, world war two, school ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943
Place: new england, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.3
 5K
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, realistic, erotic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: world war two, betrayal, prostitute, politics, fall in love, anti semitism, forbidden love, against the rules, penetration, eroticism, state affairs, dishonesty ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, year 1939
Place: germany, europe, copenhagen, hamburg germany, naples italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.2
 7K
Good (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Germany
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, serious, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: politics, moral dilemma, state affairs, wartime life, political unrest, society, nazism, friendship, anti semitism, writers, nazi, euthanasia ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1933, year 1937, 1940s ...
Place: germany, europe, paris france, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.7
 2K
Rosenstrasse (2003)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 136 min.
Story: When Ruth's husband dies in New York, in 2000, she imposes strict Jewish mourning, which puzzles her children. A stranger comes to the house - Ruth's cousin - with a picture of Ruth, age 8, in Berlin, with a woman the cousin says helped ...
Style: uplifting, serious, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, nazi germany, anti semitism, life is a bitch, wartime life, human spirit, hopes, society, couple relations, strong female character, world war two, jewish ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: germany, berlin germany, usa, new york, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%