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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)
Original name: The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
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 Jewish prisoner or the role his own Nazi father plays in his imprisonment, Bruno embarks on a dangerous journey inside the camp's walls.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, disturbing, heartbreaking, bleak, gloomy, realistic, twists and turns, dramatic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holocaust, friendship, against humanity, young heroes, childhood, concentration camp, wartime life, atrocity, innocence lost, nazism, jewish, gas chamber, war, confined, friends, nazis, tragic event, wartime, danger, brainwashing, betrayal, brutality, dishonesty, naivete, execution ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, poland, europe, berlin germany, switzerland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and bleak films with plots about world war two, holocaust, nazi, jewish, against humanity, survival and war mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like The Boy in the Striped Pajamas: The Book Thief (2013), Schindler's List (1993), Lauf Junge lauf (2013), Edges of the Lord (2001), The Pianist (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 7.6
 115K
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 ...
Plot: holocaust, adoption, family secret, life is a bitch, human spirit, book, against humanity, runaway, jewish, youth, childhood, nazi germany ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1939 ...
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Schindler's List (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 195 min.
Story: The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, ghetto, rescue, anti semitism, survival, genocide, war, against humanity, confined, concentration camp, nazism, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Lauf Junge lauf (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, War
Country: Germany, France, Poland
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Run Boy Run is the true story of Jurek, an eight-year-old boy, who escapes from the Warsaw ghetto, then manages to survive in the woods and working as a farmhand, disguising himself as a Polish orphan. He encounters people who will betray him for a ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, hidden identity, orphan, children, young heroes, on the run, human spirit, anti semitism, danger, youth, against humanity ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Edges of the Lord (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, Poland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A 12-year-old Jewish boy hides with a family of Catholic peasant farmers to escape the Nazis.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, village, hidden identity, wartime life, fish out of water, against humanity, danger, misfit, society, social relations, life is a bitch, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.5
 604K
The Pianist (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, War
Country: France, Poland, Germany, UK, USA
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, compassionate, harsh ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, pianist, ghetto, against humanity, anti semitism, atrocity, jewish, starvation, hunger, deportation, war ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.3
 7K
Bent (1997)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Max is a handsome young man who, after a fateful tryst with a German soldier, is forced to run for his life. Eventually Max is placed in a concentration camp where he pretends to be Jewish because in the eyes of the Nazis, gays are the lowest form ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, concentration camp, friendship, gays and lesbians, human spirit, war, against humanity, confined, danger, hopes, gender ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: sentimental, realistic, touching, emotional, serious ...
Plot: boarding school life, wartime life, german, friendship, betrayal, resistance, anti semitism, auschwitz, jewish, boarding school, nazism, priest ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: france, europe, paris france, jerusalem, vichy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Irena Sendler is a Catholic social worker who has sympathized with the Jews since her childhood, when her physician father died of typhus contracted while treating poor Jewish patients. When she initially proposes saving Jewish children from the ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: holocaust, ghetto, rescue, social worker, against humanity, nazi germany, life is a bitch, confined, hopes, rabbi, accountant, smuggling ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.1
 13K
Lore (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Germany, Australia, UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After her Nazi parents are imprisoned, Lore leads her younger siblings across a war-torn Germany in 1945. Amidst the chaos, she encounters mysterious Jewish refugee Thomas, who shatters her fragile reality with hatred and desire. To live, she must ...
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: survival, coming of age, german, war, innocence lost, post war, on the road, dead child, danger, society, youth, human nature ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: germany, hamburg germany, russia, poland, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
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, thought provoking ...
Plot: courtroom drama, holocaust, judge, against humanity, courtroom, concentration camp, trial, genocide, war crime, cold war, legal action, nazism ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 60s, year 1945, year 1946 ...
Place: germany, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Grey Zone (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Nazi doctor, along with the Sonderkomando Jews – who are forced to work in the crematoria of Auschwitz against their fellow-Jews – find themselves in a moral grey zone.
Style: bleak, disturbing, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: holocaust, smuggling, survival, auschwitz, doctor, concentration camp, burned alive, redemption, rebellion, war, moral dilemma, anti semitism ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944, 1940s
Place: poland, germany, europe, budapest hungary, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.0
 6K
Fateless (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Hungary, Germany, UK, Israel, France, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: An Hungarian youth comes of age at Buchenwald during World War II. György Köves is 14, the son of a merchant who's sent to a forced labor camp. After his father's departure, György gets a job at a brickyard; his bus is stopped and its ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, bus, innocence lost, self discovery, coming of age, confined, youth, life is a bitch, soldier, rebelliousness ...
Time: 1940s
Place: hungary, budapest, europe, slovakia, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 66K
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, realistic, epic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: espionage, holocaust, war, nazism, jewish, betrayal, life is a bitch, occupation, german, train, spy, frame up ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1960s, 1950s ...
Place: holland, netherlands, europe, israel, belgium ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Life Is Beautiful (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A touching story of an Italian book seller of Jewish ancestry who lives in his own little fairy tale. His creative and happy life would come to an abrupt halt when his entire family is deported to a concentration camp during World War II. While ...
Style: sentimental, touching, tragicomedy, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, human spirit, survival, optimism, concentration camp, captivity, fascism, self sacrifice, life philosophy, jewish, protecting from truth, make believe ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: italy, europe, tuscany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Last Train (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, Czech Republic
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A group of people are imprisoned in a rail car bound from Berlin to a concentration camp in 1945.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, disturbing, captivating
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, train ride, against humanity, nazism, concentration camp, confined, train, life is a bitch, war, danger, pow ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1943
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Sophie's Choice (1982)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Stingo, a young writer, moves to Brooklyn in 1947 to begin work on his first novel. As he becomes friendly with Sophie and her lover Nathan, he learns that she is a Holocaust survivor. Flashbacks reveal her harrowing story, from pre-war prosperity ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, against humanity, love triangle, haunted by the past, concentration camp, post war, friendship, mental illness, romance, confined, love and romance, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: new york, poland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.5
 14K
Jakob the Liar (1999)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Hungary, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In 1944 Poland, a Jewish shop keeper named Jakob is summoned to ghetto headquarters after being caught out after curfew. While waiting for the German Kommondant, Jakob overhears a German radio broadcast about Russian troop movements. Returned to the ...
Style: gloomy, semi serious, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, ghetto, survival, starvation, war, anti heroes, human spirit, wartime life, against humanity, confined, danger, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Adam Resurrected (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, USA, Israel
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: bleak, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, israeli, concentration camp, mental institution, haunted by the past, mental illness, life is a bitch, against humanity, world war two, year 1936, comedian ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: israel, germany, europe, middle east, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 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, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, german, survival, anti semitism, jewish, hidden identity, war, pow, ghetto, communism, roommate, concentration camp ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, poland, latvia, europe, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, disturbing, realistic, touching ...
Plot: holocaust, village, pregnancy, survival, human spirit, idealism, wartime life, against humanity, war, fugitives, couple relations, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: europe, poland, germany, czechoslovakia, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.8
 16K
Conspiracy (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The historical recreation of the 1942 Wannsee Conference, in which Nazi and SS leaders gathered in a Berlin suburb to discuss the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question". Lead by SS-General Reinhard Heydrich, this group of high ranking ...
Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious, sincere ...
Plot: holocaust, genocide, anti semitism, racism, war, leadership, politics, german, wartime life, against humanity, nazi, battles ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Surviving with Wolves (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In 1942, the young Jewish girl Misha, her Russian mother Gerusha and her German father Reuven hide from the Germans in a small house in Ardennes, Belgium. Misha is very connected to her mother that advises her that if one day a person comes to her ...
Style: serious, emotional, uplifting, touching, realistic ...
Plot: survival, orphan, feral child, wolf, young heroes, nazi germany, deportation, obsessive quest, wilderness, danger, escapades, dangerous animal ...
Place: belgium, europe, brussels, ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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: gloomy, serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, anti semitism, anti heroes, survival, war, uncover truth, moral dilemma, genocide, palaces castles and temples, countryside, political unrest ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, hungary, switzerland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 6.8
 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: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, uplifting
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, hopes, deportation, society, war, couples, life is a bitch, soldier, human spirit, couple relations, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1940s
Place: europe, germany, usa, new york, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 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: serious, bleak, realistic, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: concentration camp, refugee, holocaust, survival, human spirit, war, wartime life, against humanity, confined, escapades, anti semitism, captivity ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: russia, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.0
 7K
The Round Up (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, Germany, Hungary
Duration: 115 min.
Story: 1942. Joseph is eleven. And this June morning, he must go to school, a yellow star sown on his chest. He receives the support of a goods dealer. The mockery of a baker. Between kindness and contempt, Jo, his Jewish friends, their families, learn of ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, parents and children, anti semitism, genocide, war, injustice, against humanity, danger, family relations, life is a bitch, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942, 1940s
Place: europe, france, vichy, paris france, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.7
 3K
God on Trial (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In the Jewish tradition of arguing with God, Jewish prisoners in Auschwitz decide to put God on Trial.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, debate, auschwitz, concentration camp, human nature, anti semitism, genocide, religions or cults, against humanity, life is a bitch, society, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, poland, germany, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: jewish, holocaust, thief, survival, underground, ghetto, atrocity, refugee, sewer, tunnel, german, war ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1945, year 2008
Place: poland, europe, germany, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Wedding Song (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Tunisia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Nazi occupation of Tunisia strains the bonds of friendship between a Muslim woman and a Sephardic Jewess who are both preparing for their marriages.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, atmospheric ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, innocence lost, injustice, youth, life is a bitch, friends, parents and children, holocaust, religions or cults, against humanity, society ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: tunisia, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.7
 112
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: survival, anti semitism, holocaust, rabbi, urban, against humanity, war, confined, danger, escapades, society, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s
Place: germany, europe, poland, mediterranean sea, palestine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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