Movies like The Tin Drum

If you like "The Tin Drum" you are looking for surreal, stylized and captivating movies about / with fascism, nazi, childhood, male nudity, innocence lost, nazis and wartime themes of Drama and War genre shot in West Germany or France.
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The Tin Drum
Original name: Die Blechtrommel
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, stylized, captivating, dark humor, epic, serious, clever, realistic, disturbing, reflective ...
Plot: fascism, nazi, childhood, male nudity, innocence lost, nazis, wartime, german, wartime life, magic realism, surrealism, rebellion, storytelling, pornography, adolescence, jews, brutality, society, war, runaway, culture clash, adaptation, youth, catastrophe, idealism ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 40s, 1890s, 1910s, 1900s ...
Place: germany, poland, europe, latin america, japan, paris france

Most similar movies to The Tin Drum

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, harsh, dramatic and serious films with plots about culture clash, wartime, brutality, german, idealism, runaway and storytelling mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like The Tin Drum: Come and See (1985), Voyage of the Damned (1976), Ivan's Childhood (1962), Max (2002), Stalingrad (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After a chance encounter with a wanted man, a woman is harassed by the police and press until she takes violent action.
Style: bleak, serious, sincere, tense, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, journalism, german, surveillance, police, police investigation, tragic hero, injustice, manipulation, media, pornography, insanity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: germany, europe, israel, west germany
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
 8.2
 40K
Come and See
Genre: Drama, 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, realistic, surreal, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: war, genocide, innocence lost, holocaust, insanity, russian, surrealism, brutality, german, nazi, fascism, death ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1940s
Place: russia, europe, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   94%
    User:   100%
 
Voyage of the Damned
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A luxury liner carries Jewish refugees from Hitler's Germany in a desperate fight for survival.
Style: suspenseful, serious, dramatic, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: nazi, holocaust, jews, anti heroes, genocide, nazis, jewish, war, fugitives, adaptation, political, corruption ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: cuba, germany, europe, latin america, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   79%
    User:   90%
 
Ivan's Childhood
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: bleak, atmospheric, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Plot: war, innocence lost, german, childhood, soldier, russian, wartime, dreams, brutality, young heroes, visceral, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: russia, europe, soviet union, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   76%
    User:   87%
 
 6.6
 7K
Max
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Hungary, Canada, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In 1918, a young, disillusioned Adolph Hitler strikes up a friendship with a Jewish art dealer while weighing a life of passion for art vs. talent at politics
Style: realistic, gloomy, serious, talky, thought provoking ...
Plot: friendship, politics, artist, art, fascism, propaganda, jewish, adultery, german, world politics, drinking, nazi ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, future, 1930s ...
Place: germany, europe, vienna, munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   71%
    User:   75%
 
 7.5
 27K
Stalingrad
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, bleak, epic, serious, rough ...
Plot: war, survival, german, russian, politics, genocide, holocaust, soldier, death, wartime, nazis, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, year 1942, 1940s
Place: russia, germany, europe, poland, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   73%
 
Goodbye, Children
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: sentimental, realistic, touching, emotional, serious ...
Plot: boarding school, friendship, german, betrayal, childhood, jewish, french, nazi, treasure hunt, courage, school, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: france, europe, germany, poland, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   55%
 
 6.8
 4K
Ambush
Genre: War, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 123 min.
Story: It is the summer of 1941 and the Finnish army has been mobilized along the border with Russia. A platoon led by Lt. Eero Perkola is waiting for orders to go on the offensive. The platoon receives orders for a recon mission through the wilderness ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: war, finnish, losing-it hero, love story, nazis, battles, wartime, military, civil war, weapons, fight scenes, catastrophe ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 90s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: russia, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   73%
 
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The Army of Shadows
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, realistic, stylized, serious, tense ...
Plot: war, betrayal, german, assassination, nazi, courage, hotel, death, wartime life, french, wartime, nazis ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1943, 1940s
Place: france, europe, medical school, vichy, marseille ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   71%
 
Land and Freedom
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Spain, Germany, Italy, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The movie narrates the story of David Carr, an unemployed worker and member of the Communist Party of Great Britain. In 1936 he decides to fight for the Republican side in the Spanish Civil War, an anti-fascist coalition of liberals, communists and ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, thought provoking, emotional ...
Plot: working class, spanish civil war, war, politics, fighting the system, idealism, civil war, betrayal, realism, political unrest, fascism, wartime ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 90s
Place: spain, england, europe, barcelona, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   58%
 
 7.5
 36K
Son of Saul
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Hungary
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the horror of 1944 Auschwitz, a prisoner forced to burn the corpses of his own people finds moral survival trying to save from the flames the body of a boy he takes for his son.
Style: bleak, melancholic, dramatic, realistic, harsh ...
Plot: holocaust, nazi, death, jewish, prison escape, jews, nazis, camp, storytelling, visceral, rebellion, brutality ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   60%
 
 8.1
 49K
Underground
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, France, Germany, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Black marketeers Marko and Blacky manufacture and sell weapons to the Communist resistance in WWII Belgrade, living the good life along the way. Marko's surreal duplicity propels him up the ranks of the Communist Party, and he eventually ...
Style: surreal, dark humor, cynical, humorous, witty ...
Plot: surrealism, politics, civil war, anti war, german, political unrest, wartime, storytelling, injustice, political, brainwashing, life & death ...
Time: year 1941, 1940s, 1960s, 1990s
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, poland, germany, yugoslavia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   52%
 
 6.5
 4K
Invincible
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Germany, Ireland, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A Jewish strongman performs in Berlin as the blond Aryan hero Siegfried.
Style: touching, serious, gloomy, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: jewish, small town, anti semitism, nazi, rabbi, jews, nazis, society, clergy, nightclub, human spirit, judaism ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: poland, germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   62%
 
Divided We Fall
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: surreal, disturbing, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, idealism, nazi, jewish, german, jews, nazis, prejudice, village, wartime, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s, 1930s ...
Place: poland, germany, europe, tokyo, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   57%
 
The Big Red One
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A veteran sergeant of the World War I leads a squad in World War II, always in the company of the survivor Pvt. Griff, the writer Pvt. Zab, the Sicilian Pvt. Vinci and Pvt. Johnson in Vichy French Africa, Sicily, D-Day at Omaha Beach, Belgium and ...
Style: realistic, bleak, exciting, serious, captivating ...
Plot: war, survival, german, soldier, death, military life, brutality, camp, escapades, gunfight, violence, dialogue ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1945, year 1944 ...
Place: africa, germany, sicily, europe, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   47%
 
 7.3
 9K
In Darkness
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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, dramatic ...
Plot: holocaust, jewish, survival, war, nazi, german, genocide, brutality, drinking, chase, betrayal, jews ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1945, year 2008
Place: poland, europe, germany, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   54%
 
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis
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: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, heartbreaking ...
Plot: fascism, holocaust, jewish, genocide, segregation, nazi, anti semitism, jews, judaism, innocence lost, prejudice, nazis ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s
Place: italy, europe, israel, germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   54%
 
 7.2
 5K
Mother Night
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: An American spy behind the lines during WWII serves as a Nazi propagandist, a role he cannot escape in his future life as he can never reveal his real role in the war.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, biting, dramatic ...
Plot: nazi, german, spy, guilt, book, holocaust, government agency, wartime, nazis, politics, jewish, propaganda ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 60s, 1940s ...
Place: germany, israel, europe, usa, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   59%
 
A Midnight Clear
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Set in 1944 France, an American Intelligence Squad locates a German Platoon wishing to surrender rather than die in Germany's final war offensive. The two groups of men, isolated from the war at present, put aside their differences and spend ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, tense, rough ...
Plot: war, innocence lost, friendship, tragedy, violence, buddies, wartime, german, nazis, storytelling, courage, insanity ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: germany, poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   46%
 
Johnny Got His Gun
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Joe, a young American soldier, is hit by a mortar shell on the last day of World War I. He lies in a hospital bed in a fate worse than death - a quadruple amputee who has lost his arms, legs, eyes, ears, mouth and nose. Unbeknown to his doctors, he ...
Style: disturbing, surreal, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: war, hospital, anti war, military, memory, death, haunted by the past, vietnam war, doctors, military life, brutality, disability ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: colorado, europe, france, usa, vietnam ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   46%
 
 7.6
 115K
The Book Thief
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 ...
Plot: adoption, holocaust, nazi germany, jewish, human spirit, nazi, family secret, wartime life, life & death, unlikely friendships, family relations, survival ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1943 ...
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   42%
 
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
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, emotional, realistic, disturbing, twists and turns ...
Audience: kids
Plot: innocence lost, holocaust, friendship, jewish, nazis, childhood, nazi, children, concentration camp, german, young heroes, jews ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, poland, berlin germany, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   51%
 
 7.4
 11K
The Last Metro
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: serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: nazi, love, moral dilemma, nazis, wartime, french, jews, german, adultery, relationships, theater, marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942, 1940s
Place: france, europe, germany, poland, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   53%
 
Judgment at Nuremberg
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 186 min.
Story: In 1947, four German judges who served on the bench during the Nazi regime face a military tribunal to answer charges of crimes against humanity. Chief Justice Haywood hears evidence and testimony not only from lead defendant Ernst Janning and his ...
Style: talky, realistic, serious, bleak, dramatic ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, holocaust, genocide, german, war, idealism, nazi, redemption, jewish, nazis, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 60s, 1940s, 1960s ...
Place: germany, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   40%
 
 7.6
 13K
Europa Europa
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: realistic, epic, serious, dramatic, captivating ...
Plot: german, jewish, holocaust, survival, war, nazi, nazis, russian, friendship, courage, sacrifice, hidden identity ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, poland, europe, israel, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   48%
 
Mother of Mine
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: realistic, gloomy, serious, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: innocence lost, finnish, immigrants, adoption, childhood, swedish, orphan, wartime, children, dysfunctional family, parents and children, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: sweden, tokyo, germany, japan, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   50%
 
Seven Beauties
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Director, Seven Beauties stars Giancarlo Giannini (Swept Away) as Pasqualino Frafuso, known in Naples as "Pasqualino Seven Beauties." A petty thief who lives off of the profits of his seven ...
Style: cynical, dark humor, humorous, biting, disturbing ...
Plot: survival, concentration camp, fascism, war, prostitution, nazi, anti heroes, farce, camp, captivity, nazis, holocaust ...
Time: 1940s
Place: italy, europe, germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   54%
 
The Little Soldier
Genre: War, Drama
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: captivating, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: assassination, politics, romance, fighting the system, against the rules, hotel, assassin, torture, new wave, censorship, death, political ...
Time: 1950s
Place: france, europe, middle east, algeria, brazil ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   44%
 
The Marriage of Maria Braun
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Near the end of World War II, Maria marries Hermann, who is immediately sent off to battle. When the war concludes, Maria believes that Hermann is dead. She starts working at an Allied bar, where she meets American soldier Bill. They start a ...
Style: emotional, psychological, surreal, serious, reflective ...
Plot: marriage, german, human nature, infidelity, loneliness, women, character study, relationships, sacrifice, tragedy, wartime life, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1930s, year 1946 ...
Place: germany, europe, canada, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   37%
 
 7.1
 14K
Katyn
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An examination of the Soviet slaughter of thousands of Polish officers and citizens in the Katyn forest in 1940.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, dramatic, disturbing ...
Plot: war, survival, russian, german, brutality, propaganda, murder, anti heroes, nazis, genocide, wartime, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1940
Place: poland, russia, europe, germany, east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   50%
 
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