Movies like The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008)
 7.7
 220K
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 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: sad, emotional, touching, heartbreaking, sentimental, serious, disturbing, tear jerker, gloomy, poignant ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing
Plot: world war two, holocaust, concentration camp, jewish, war, childhood, nazi, friendship, boy, military, gas chamber, german, against humanity, morality, nazism, atrocity, children, wartime life, friends, hate, genocide, betrayal, twists and turns, nazi germany, children in wartime ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: germany, poland, europe, berlin germany, switzerland

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Most similar movies to The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and dramatic films with plots about holocaust, world war two, jewish, nazi, brutality, war and survival mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas: The Book Thief (2013), Life Is Beautiful (1997), The Pianist (2002), Schindler's List (1993), Lore (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Book Thief (2013)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, USA
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, serious, emotional, sad ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, family outing, chick flick
Plot: world war two, holocaust, jewish, nazi, war, adoption, childhood, human spirit, nazi germany, life is a bitch, against humanity, nazism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1941, year 1939, year 1938 ...
Place: germany, europe
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87%
Life Is Beautiful (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, 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: inspirational, touching, emotional, sentimental, tragicomedy ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, jewish, nazi, human spirit, life philosophy, life & death, nazism, survival, fascism, love ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1939
Place: italy, europe, poland, tuscany
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93%
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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: emotional, harsh, bleak, heartbreaking, suspense ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, survival, nazi, genocide, jewish, war, anti semitism, nazism, pianist, hunger, nazi occupation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1944, year 1945 ...
Place: poland, germany, eastern europe, europe, warsaw poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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: emotional, touching, thought provoking, realistic, heartbreaking ...
Audience: date night
Plot: holocaust, world war two, jewish, genocide, nazi, war, concentration camp, anti semitism, violence, against humanity, wartime, brutality ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 90s
Place: poland, germany, vatican, europe, israel ...
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57%
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Lore (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Australia, Germany, 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: tense, disturbing, bleak, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: survival, world war two, nazi, nazism, coming of age, youth, hitler, holocaust, jewish, war, children, child as adult ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, 20th century, year 1945
Place: germany, poland, australia, berlin germany, 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: sad, art house, sentimental, gloomy, emotional ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: world war two, nazi, jewish, friendship, nazism, anti semitism, holocaust, catholic, coming of age, schoolboy, childhood, school ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: france, germany, poland, vatican, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: sincere, serious, disturbing, emotional, gloomy ...
Audience: date night, teens, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, world war two, survival, nazi, youth, life is a bitch, confined, estrangement, self discovery, coming of age, faith ...
Time: 1940s
Place: hungary, eastern europe, europe, poland, slovakia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: disturbing, bleak, realistic, serious, captivating
Audience: date night
Plot: holocaust, nazism, anti semitism, nazi, concentration camp, life is a bitch, pow, gestapo, war, confined, jewish, train ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, suspense, epic, erotic, psychological ...
Audience: date night
Plot: world war two, holocaust, jewish, spy, nazi, war, espionage, atrocity, life is a bitch, nazism, twists and turns, revenge ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, year 1944, year 1956, 20th century ...
Place: netherlands, holland, israel, germany, poland ...
⇓ 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: harsh, disturbing, emotional, melancholic, sentimental ...
Plot: nazi, boxing, friendship, anti semitism, boarding school, nazi germany, pow, war, world war two, youth, military school, holocaust ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1942
Place: germany, berlin germany, poland, new jersey, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Run Boy Run (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: touching, captivating, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, survival, youth, human spirit, hidden identity, on the run, young heroes, orphan, anti semitism, against humanity, coming of age ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.6
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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: political, realistic, heartbreaking, inter cultural, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: nazi, holocaust, jewish, hitler youth, circumcision, coming of age, war, survival, world war two, physical exam, judaism, childhood ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, israel, latvia, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: serious, realistic, emotional, suspense, tense ...
Audience: date night, family outing
Plot: holocaust, world war two, nazi germany, ghetto, jewish, social worker, rescue, wartime life, life is a bitch, against humanity, historical figure, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: sincere, atmospheric, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, store, nazi, german, politics, fascism, jewish, dehumanization, deportation, rescue ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942
Place: slovakia, israel, eastern europe, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: depressing, bleak, disturbing, factual, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, nazi, world war two, concentration camp, anti semitism, redemption, jewish, rebellion, moral ambiguity, tragedy, against humanity, human spirit ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, 20th century
Place: poland, europe, germany, israel, budapest
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
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Stop-Loss (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A veteran soldier returns from his completed tour of duty in Iraq, only to find his life turned upside down when he is arbitrarily ordered to return to field duty by the Army.
Style: emotional, sad, harsh, stylized, serious ...
Plot: u.s. military, friendship, iraq war, politics, soldier, death, war, homecoming, redemption, small town, depression, wartime life ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, canada, middle east, vietnam ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
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Valkyrie (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Japan, UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Wounded in Africa during World War II, Nazi Col. Claus von Stauffenberg returns to his native Germany and joins the Resistance in a daring plan to create a shadow government and assassinate Adolf Hitler. When events unfold so that he becomes a ...
Style: factual, tense, bad ending, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, nazi, war, nazism, hitler, nazi germany, conspiracy, resistance, politics, wehrmacht, espionage, german ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, year 1943, 20th century
Place: germany, berlin germany, africa, poland, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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: sexy, disturbing, brutal, serious, bleak ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: gay, holocaust, lgbt, gay love, wartime, lgbtq, jewish, nazi, dehumanization, judaism, forced labor, secret ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, year 1944, year 1934, 20th century
Place: berlin germany, london, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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The Counterfeiters (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, War
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story Jewish counterfeiter, Salomon Sorowitsch, coerced into assisting the Nazi operation of the Sachsenhausen concentration camp during World War II.
Style: harsh, tense, brutal, bleak, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, nazi, concentration camp, world war two, counterfeit money, jewish, war, survival, german, forgery, counterfeiter, prison ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, post world war two, year 1945 ...
Place: europe, poland, germany, berlin germany, hamburg germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 179 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: political, disturbing, emotional, suspenseful, sincere ...
Plot: courtroom drama, genocide, judge, holocaust, world war two, court, jewish, lawyer, legal, justice, courtroom, nazi ...
Time: 1940s, middle ages, 60s, year 1945, 20th century ...
Place: germany, poland, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.5
 17K
Jakob the Liar (1999)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, France, Germany
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: light, feel good, sentimental, inspirational, factual ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, jewish, nazi, judaism, war, jewish ghetto, lie, radio, russian, death, transformation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: poland, germany, europe, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.8
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Land of Mine (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Denmark, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the days following the surrender of Germany in May 1945, a group of young German prisoners of war were handed over to the Danish authorities and subsequently sent out to the West Coast, where they were ordered to remove the more than two million ...
Style: suspense, harsh, emotional, brutal, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: world war two, minefield, german soldier, nazi, teenager, child soldier, beach, survival, prisoners of war, war, war crime, pow ...
Time: post world war two, 1940s, future, year 1945, 20th century
Place: denmark, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.9
 388K
Jojo Rabbit (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: New Zealand, USA, Czech Republic
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother is hiding a young Jewish girl in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler, Jojo must ...
Style: sad, psychological, tense, disturbing, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: world war two, satire, nazi, nazi germany, boy, nazism, hitler youth, jew persecution, hitler, jewish girl, violence, coming of age ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, year 1944
Place: germany, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Empire of the Sun (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Jamie Graham, a privileged English boy, is living in Shanghai when the Japanese invade and force all foreigners into prison camps. Jamie is captured with an American sailor named Basie, who looks out for him while they are in the camp together. Even ...
Style: epic, emotional, sad, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: world war two, coming of age, child protagonist, war, captivity, childhood, japanese army, pow, young heroes, children in wartime, boy, prison ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: shanghai, china, japan, tokyo, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.4
 49K
Son of Saul (2015)
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: melancholic, compassionate, disturbing, cerebral, breathtaking ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, jewish, nazi, prison, anti semitism, courage, tragedy, concentration camp, genocide, life & death, brutality ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: eastern europe, poland, germany, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.4
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Charlotte Gray (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Australia, Germany
Duration: 121 min.
Story: This is a drama set in Nazi-occupied France at the height of World War II. Charlotte Gray tells the compelling story of a young Scottish woman working with the French Resistance in the hope of rescuing her lover, a missing RAF pilot. Based on the ...
Style: sexy, sentimental, romantic, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: world war two, espionage, resistance, nazi, war, romance, spy, wartime life, holocaust, jewish, women, secret agents ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: france, london, england, germany, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: sad, depressing, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: holocaust, world war two, against humanity, concentration camp, nazi, mental illness, wartime life, tragedy, relationships, loneliness, obsession, depression ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: poland, new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: uplifting, touching, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: world war two, wolf, orphan, survival, human animal relationship, feral child, little girl, young heroes, obsessive quest, wilderness, missing person, against humanity ...
Place: belgium, germany, brussels, ukraine, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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, disturbing, compassionate, emotional, breathtaking ...
Plot: fascism, holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, assassination, tennis, family relations, unrequited love, brother sister relationship, jewish, family life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 19th century
Place: italy, poland, germany, israel, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.0
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Katyn (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 121 min.
Story: An examination of the Soviet slaughter of thousands of Polish officers and citizens in the Katyn forest in 1940.
Style: disturbing, sentimental, heartbreaking, realistic, poignant ...
Plot: world war two, war crime, war, survival, polish history, massacre, nazism, murder, idealism, ethnic conflict, courage, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1940
Place: poland, germany, east germany, eastern europe, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%