Movies like The Tin Drum

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The Tin Drum (1979)
 7.6
 20K
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, stylized, thought provoking, dark humor, clever, epic, serious, captivating, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: fascism, circus, war, youth, life is a bitch, toys, grownups, polish, society, dishonesty, political unrest, wartime life, coming of age, innocence lost, against humanity, dealer, suicide, adultery, red army, childhood memory, puberty, family feud, suffocation, married couple, lolita ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1900s, 1940s, 1920s ...
Place: germany, europe, poland, paris france, 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 realistic, serious, bleak and harsh films with plots about death, german, wartime life, society, nazi, war and world war two mostly in Drama, War and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Tin Drum: Europa Europa (1990), Come and See (1985), Circle of Deceit (1981), The Damned (1969), David (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.6
 13K
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, emotional, serious, captivating ...
Plot: german, holocaust, survival, anti semitism, jewish, hidden identity, roommate, homosexual, concentration camp, communism, ghetto, nazism ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 30s, 1940s
Place: latvia, germany, poland, europe, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 42K
Come and See (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union, Belarus
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, thought provoking, surreal, rough, serious ...
Plot: against humanity, genocide, atrocity, anti war, holocaust, war crime, surrealism, survival, war, occupation, execution, military ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1943, 1940s
Place: russia, europe, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: thought provoking, realistic, serious, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: politics, lebanese, wartime life, love and romance, battle zone, life is a bitch, state affairs, chaos and mayhem, war, against humanity, media, journalism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: lebanon, middle east, scandinavia, cairo egypt, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 7.6
 7K
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, disturbing, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Plot: incest, decadence, third reich, aryan, homosexuality, orgy, poison, murder, cross dressing, mother son incest, family life, downfall ...
Time: 1930s, 40s, 30s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 6.7
 114
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, emotional, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: anti semitism, survival, rabbi, holocaust, society, danger, youth, coming of age, urban, war, wartime life, confined ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: germany, europe, black sea, poland, hamburg germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, friendship, jewish, betrayal, boarding school life, german, priest, anti semitism, auschwitz, resistance, wartime life, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: france, europe, paris france, jerusalem, vichy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: gloomy, realistic, bleak, serious, stylized
Plot: soldier, betrayal, love triangle, evacuation, revolution, couples, political unrest, tragic love, society, wartime life, unfulfilled love, destructive relationship ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 1920s, post world war one
Place: latvia, europe, berlin germany, france, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.6
 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: realistic, sincere, clever, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: anti semitism, controversy, infidelity, friendship, blind ambition, artists and showbiz, friends, rise to the top, state affairs, racism, ambition, obsession ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: europe, germany, munich germany, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 7.1
 630
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, touching, gloomy
Plot: soldier, school, summer camp, monastery, coming of age, orphan, wartime life, boarding school life, teaching the ways of the world, war, life is a bitch, dealing with death ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, year 1941
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: realistic, captivating, thought provoking, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: fascism, holocaust, anti semitism, tennis, family life, confined, life is a bitch, wartime life, family relations, society, deportation, jewish ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 1940s ...
Place: italy, europe, africa, israel, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: touching, emotional, serious, heartbreaking, disturbing ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holocaust, friendship, concentration camp, against humanity, childhood, jewish, young heroes, nazism, atrocity, wartime life, tragic event, gas chamber ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, poland, europe, switzerland, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.3
 9K
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, sincere, suspenseful, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: thief, holocaust, jewish, underground, german, tunnel, polish, unwanted pregnancy, survival, ghetto, refugee, sewer ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 2008, 1940s, year 1945
Place: poland, europe, germany, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.6
 118K
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, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, adoption, family secret, human spirit, nazi germany, book, life is a bitch, jewish, world war two, youth, childhood, against humanity ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1938 ...
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: journalism, investigation, carnival, german, tragic hero, injustice, campaign, politics, journal, society, political corruption, false arrest ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: germany, europe, west germany, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.5
 23K
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, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: german, soldier, russian, military, chaos, anti war, military hospital, lieutenant, sergeant, commander, infantrymen, war ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1940s
Place: russia, france, siberia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.7
 1K
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: gloomy, realistic, captivating, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, refugee, danger, anti semitism, society, captivity, wartime life, hopes, confined, against humanity, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: italy, russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 8.1
 51K
Underground (1995)
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, cynical, satirical, biting, absurd ...
Plot: freedom, lie, ambition, society, resistance, communism, revolution, resistance fighter, cellar, greed, genocide, brutality ...
Time: 1940s, 1990s, 1960s, year 1941
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, yugoslavia, berlin germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.2
 6K
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: thought provoking, serious, gloomy, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: nazism, friendship, politics, moral dilemma, anti semitism, euthanasia, society, human nature, family life, political unrest, friends, family relations ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1918, year 1938 ...
Place: germany, europe, paris france, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 7K
Butterfly (1999)
Genre: Drama
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, realistic, touching, emotional, gloomy ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, coming of age, fascism, spanish civil war, teacher, politics, atheist, butterfly, latin, innocence lost, civil war, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: spain, europe, galicia, america, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: surreal, serious, gloomy, disturbing, touching ...
Plot: holocaust, village, pregnancy, survival, idealism, society, infidelity, couples, human spirit, dishonesty, against humanity, war ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: europe, poland, germany, czechoslovakia, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Ivan's Childhood (1962)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union, Ukraine
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Poetic journey through the shards and shadows of one boy’s war-ravaged youth.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Plot: orphan, anti war, swamp, dream, flare, boy, spy, soldier, war, german, wartime life, escapades ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: russia, europe, berlin germany, soviet union, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
All My Loved Ones (1999)
Genre: Drama, Music, 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, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: society, hopes, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, escapades, holocaust, anti semitism, rescue, war, starvation, ghetto, human spirit ...
Time: 40s, 80s, 30s, 20th century, 1940s ...
Place: europe, czech republic, prague czechoslovakia, germany, slovakia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Battle on the River Neretva (1969)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Yugoslavia, Italy, West Germany, USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: In January 1943 the German army, afraid of an Allied invasion of the Balkans, launched a great offensive against Yugoslav Partisans in Western Bosnia. The only way out for the Partisan forces and thousands of refugees was the bridge on the river ...
Style: epic, rough, exciting, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: battle zone, wartime life, escapades, war, politics, rivalry, soldier, military, heroes, battles, state affairs, against humanity ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1943
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, bosnia, yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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, stylized, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: german, betrayal, prison, intrigue, resistance, rescue, espionage, underground, government agency, czech, french resistance, life is a bitch ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1943, year 1942, 1940s
Place: france, europe, paris france, arc de triomphe paris, medical school ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 8.3
 14K
To Live (1994)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Fugui and Jiazhen endure tumultuous events in China as their personal fortunes move from wealthy landownership to peasantry.
Style: epic, touching, emotional, realistic, tense ...
Plot: gambling, communism, politics, funeral, child abuse, cultural revolution, communist, destiny, couple relations, hopes, family problems, death in the family ...
Time: 1960s, 1940s, 1950s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: china, asia, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Turtles Can Fly (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Iran, France, Iraq
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Turtles can fly tells the story of a group of young children near the Turkey-Iran border. They clean up mines and wait for the Saddam regime to fall.
Style: bleak, realistic, sincere, serious, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, suicide, village, orphan, suicide attempt, landmine, boy, soldier, electricity, tank, dead child, bicycle ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century
Place: iraq, kurdistan, middle east, mine, iran ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Johnny Got His Gun (1971)
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, emotional, surreal, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: anti war, hospital, soldier, christmas, isolation, boat, freak, patient, mute, amputation, u.s. army, war ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: france, colorado, europe, los angeles, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.4
 3K
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: realistic, offbeat, sexual, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, politics, prostitute, anti semitism, forbidden love, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, wartime life, love and romance, state affairs, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, year 1939
Place: germany, europe, rome italy, naples italy, copenhagen denmark ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.8
 3K
1969 (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two rebellious youths, Ralph and Scott, find themselves struggling with adulthood as the Vietnam War rages. Feeling trapped in their small town, Scott battles with his conservative veteran father, Cliff, and Ralph deals with his desperately sexual ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, thought provoking, sentimental ...
Audience: kids
Plot: easter, vietnam war, bad trip, anti war, friendship, graduation, war, small town, innocence lost, dealing with death, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: vietnam, maryland, usa, texas, maine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: realistic, disturbing, bleak, serious, captivating
Plot: holocaust, politics, anti semitism, refugee, train, battles, political unrest, danger, survival, wartime life, against humanity, war ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: switzerland, germany, europe, zurich switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%