Movies like The Tin Drum

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The Tin Drum (1979)
 7.5
 22K
The Tin Drum (1979)
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, realistic, clever, epic, serious, captivating, disturbing, harsh, talky, controversial ...
Plot: fascism, world war two, circus, war, life is a bitch, political unrest, grownups, dishonesty, wartime life, coming of age, against humanity, toys, mother son relationship, childhood memory, youth, graphic violence, polish, dealer, society, innocence lost, suicide, family life, adultery, lolita, red army ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 40s, 19th century, 1900s ...
Place: germany, europe, poland, paris france, central europe, latin america, japan

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Most similar movies to The Tin Drum

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, bleak and gloomy films with plots about world war two, nazi, german, life is a bitch, society, wartime life and war mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like The Tin Drum: Europa Europa (1990), 1900 (1976), Circle of Deceit (1981), The Book Thief (2013), The Damned (1969). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, survival, german, hitler youth, nudity (full frontal - brief), communism, roommate, homosexual, heroes, hidden identity ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 40s, 30s
Place: latvia, germany, poland, europe, berlin germany ...
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100%
 7.7
 23K
1900 (1976)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 245 min.
Story: Set in Bertolucci's ancestral region of Emilia, the film chronicles the lives of two men during the political turmoils that took place in Italy in the first half on the 20th century.
Style: epic, thought provoking, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: fascism, friendship, politics, countryside, execution, idealism, italian history, child molester, male nudity, socialism, ambition, society ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: italy, france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, 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 ⇓
43%
Circle of Deceit (1981)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Georg Laschen leaves his family in West Germany to go work as a war correspondent in Beirut during the fights between Christians and Palestinians.
Style: sincere, bleak, rough, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: lebanese, politics, love and romance, journalism, society, danger, media, state affairs, against humanity, war, life is a bitch, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: middle east, lebanon, beirut lebanon, east germany, scandinavia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 7.6
 128K
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, serious, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: holocaust, jewish, world war two, childhood, human spirit, nazi germany, nazi, war, adoption, against humanity, life is a bitch, youth ...
Time: 40s, 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.6
 8K
The Damned (1969)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In the early days of Nazi Germany, a powerful noble family must adjust to life under the new dictatorship regime. The transition from democracy to dictatorship is thus dramatized through the lives of the family which also owns a powerful German ...
Style: rough, bleak, atmospheric, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: mother son incest, incest, family relations, world war two, third reich, decadence, aryan, gestapo, orgy, murder, poison, sexual abuse ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, red army, battles, german, child spy, boy ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: russia, europe, soviet union, berlin germany, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: world war two, hopes, escapades, life is a bitch, society, life turned upside down, family relations, anti semitism, rescue, war, ghetto, bittersweet ...
Time: 80s, 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: slovakia, europe, czech republic, austria, czechoslovakia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 6.5
 7K
Max (2002)
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: thought provoking, disturbing, sincere, avant garde, realistic ...
Plot: anti semitism, controversy, rise to the top, self discovery, self fulfillment, friendship, lifestyle, abstract art, ambition, society, political unrest, obsession ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s ...
Place: europe, germany, munich germany, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Unfair Competition (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Two linen fabric dealers with their shops close to one another, battle against each other for more and more costumers. Umberto constantly loses clients because of the tough competition brought by Leone, who offers the best prices in the ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: fascism, anti semitism, social decay, family business, against humanity, life is a bitch, political unrest, moral dilemma, human nature, racial slur, rivalry, racial discrimination ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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: realistic, serious, disturbing, captivating, contemplative ...
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, 1940s, year 1933 ...
Place: germany, europe, paris france, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: serious, stylized, realistic, bleak, gloomy
Plot: love triangle, revolution, soldier, betrayal, evacuation, tragic love, tragic hero, life is a bitch, love and romance, society, wartime life, destructive relationship ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20s, post world war one
Place: latvia, europe, budapest hungary, siberia, warsaw poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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: bleak, emotional, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, survival, world war two, family relations, rabbi, danger, parents and children, wartime life, urban, society, escapades ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, black sea, vienna, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, moscow russia, czechoslovakia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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, survival, starvation, holocaust, russian, military life, battles ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1943
Place: russia, europe, italy, germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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: serious, realistic, uplifting, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: concentration camp, world war two, holocaust, hopes, refugee, war, society, escapades, life is a bitch, danger, confined, survival ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: russia, italy, europe, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: nazism, world war two, jewish, friendship, betrayal, anti semitism, boarding school life, priest, resistance, wartime life, childhood, french ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: france, europe, paris france, vichy, jerusalem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.9
 674
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: serious, realistic, touching, gloomy, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, coming of age, orphan, soldier, monastery, summer camp, school, war, dealing with death, teaching the ways of the world, anti war, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1941
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Hitler's S.S.: Portrait in Evil (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The two-part TV movie Hitler's SS: Portrait in Evil crystallizes that evil by concentrating on two Berlin brothers. In 1931, Helmut Hoffman (Bill Nighy) a brilliant student and self-styled opportunist, joins Hitler's SS. At the same time, ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: world war two, battles, cabaret, moral dilemma, uncover truth, political unrest, wartime life, siblings relations, family relations, politics, coming of age, distopia ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 40s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, emotional ...
Plot: world war two, french resistance, betrayal, terrorist, government agency, intrigue, espionage, rescue, underground, death sentence, resistance, prison ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1943
Place: paris france, france, marseille, europe, lyon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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, suspenseful ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, atrocity, german, jewish, underground, refugee, mistrust, thief, sewer, human spirit, moral dilemma ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945, year 2008
Place: poland, europe, germany, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.7
 4K
Ambush (1999)
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, sincere, disturbing, serious, rough ...
Plot: world war two, war, battles, military life, military, danger, soldier, losing-it hero, heroes, behind enemy lines, death of father, school ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 90s, 40s, 1930s
Place: russia, eastern europe, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.5
 25K
Cross of Iron (1977)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 132 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: realistic, tense, bleak, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, soldier, german, anti war, battles, military hospital, chaos, military, hate, sergeant, lieutenant, eastern front ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: russia, crimea, france, siberia, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The Aryan Couple (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 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: captivating, serious, suspenseful, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: concentration camp, world war two, holocaust, anti semitism, life is a bitch, undercover, hidden identity, forbidden love, uncover truth, moral dilemma, survival, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: switzerland, hungary, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Voyage of the Damned (1976)
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: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, cruise ship, ship, catastrophe, cruise, anti hero, family in danger, life is a bitch, against humanity, war ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: germany, cuba, europe, latin america, havana cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Adam Resurrected (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, Israel, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Before the war, in Berlin, Adam was an entertainer- cabaret impresario, magician, musician-loved by all until he finds himself in a concentration camp, confronted by Commandant Klein. Adam survives the camp by becoming the Klein's ...
Style: touching, bleak, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, nazi, survival, world war two, against humanity, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, mental illness, circus, mental institution, clown ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1930s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: israel, europe, middle east, germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.4
 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, erotic, realistic, sexy, disturbing ...
Plot: anti semitism, forbidden love, fall in love, politics, betrayal, prostitute, world war two, against the rules, eroticism, danger, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 1930s, year 1939
Place: germany, europe, paris france, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum (1975)
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, thought provoking, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: strip search, journalism, investigation, media, freedom of the press, carnival, terrorist, crimes, tragic hero, dishonesty, politics, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, west germany, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Stones for the Rampart (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 111 min.
Story: To be defeated and not be - a victory. This is the motto that life is guided by three young friends: Alek, Sophy and Rudy. Scouts, high school graduates high school in Warsaw drifting ambitious plans for the future broken through September 1939. ...
Style: captivating, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: life is a bitch, wartime life, against the odds, danger, daring rescue, war, world war two
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.3
 51K
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: tense, realistic, rough, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: world war two, war, soldier, pow, frame up, army investigation, court martial, escape, racism, trial, prison, military ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: germany, europe, belgium, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%