Movies like The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)
 7.8
 173K
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, heartbreaking, serious, disturbing, gloomy, bleak, twists and turns, realistic, sad ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, against humanity, friendship, childhood, jewish, nazi germany, nazism, wartime life, young heroes, atrocity, tragic event, gas chamber, innocence lost, war, confined, friends, danger, secret, search, execution, nazis, naivete, wartime, brainwashing ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, poland, europe, berlin germany, switzerland

Most similar movies to The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

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, survival, anti semitism, jewish and against humanity mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like The Boy in the Striped Pajamas: The Book Thief (2013), Schindler's List (1993), Lore (2012), The Pianist (2002), Lauf Junge lauf (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.6
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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, stylized ...
Plot: nazi germany, holocaust, human spirit, jewish, adoption, world war two, life is a bitch, nazi, against humanity, family secret, childhood, war ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1945 ...
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, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, genocide, ghetto, against humanity, rescue, survival, war, anti semitism, wartime, world war two, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 1990s
Place: poland, germany, europe, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.1
 14K
Lore (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance, 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, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: nazism, german, survival, coming of age, post war, innocence lost, war, anti semitism, youth, down on your luck, against humanity, siblings relations ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: germany, hamburg germany, russia, poland, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 656K
The Pianist (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, War
Country: UK, France, Poland, Germany
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, nazi, anti semitism, genocide, starvation, atrocity, jewish, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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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, captivating, realistic, touching ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, disorder, dishonesty, human spirit, young heroes, against humanity, escapades, danger, anti semitism, youth, ghetto ...
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: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, village, human spirit, survival, hidden identity, fish out of water, against humanity, wartime life, life is a bitch, society, anti semitism, lifesaver ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ 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: realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: nazism, friendship, jewish, betrayal, boarding school life, priest, anti semitism, resistance, auschwitz, wartime life, childhood, french ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: france, europe, jerusalem, paris france, vichy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, emotional, realistic, suspense, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, ghetto, social worker, rescue, nazi germany, against humanity, life is a bitch, confined, rabbi, world war two, anti semitism, smuggling ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.9
 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, emotional, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, survival, bus, escapades, heroes, confined, soldier, innocence lost, infected, teenage life, resentment ...
Time: 1940s
Place: hungary, budapest, europe, slovakia, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 10K
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: serious, factual, depressing, harsh, compassionate ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, nazi, redemption, smuggling, against humanity, human spirit, moral dilemma, rebelliousness, pow, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944, 1940s
Place: europe, poland, germany, budapest hungary, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 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, realistic, gloomy, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, friendship, concentration camp, dehumanization, war, gay, homosexuality, nazi, jewish, male nudity, death ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: sentimental, tragicomedy, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, human spirit, optimism, survival, fascism, self sacrifice, jewish, captivity, make believe, life philosophy, protecting from truth ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: italy, europe, tuscany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 19K
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, serious, bleak, thought provoking, sad ...
Plot: friendship, homecoming, soldier, military, politics, wartime life, rules and policies, gulf war, death, u.s. military, patriotism, sergeant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, canada, mexico, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Before the Fall (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sport, Thriller, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 117 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: serious, suspenseful, captivating, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: friendship, nazi, boarding school, nazi germany, pow, boarding school life, anti semitism, against humanity, boxing, german, war, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, moscow russia, berlin germany, ukraine ...
⇓ 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: suspenseful, disturbing, emotional, sincere, talky ...
Plot: courtroom drama, judge, holocaust, war crime, redemption, cold war, against humanity, trial, genocide, war, german, society ...
Time: 40s, 60s, 20th century, 1940s, 1960s ...
Place: germany, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.7
 69K
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, captivating, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: jewish, atrocity, singer, nazism, holocaust, espionage, betrayal, german, nazi occupation, spy, occupation, war ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 50s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: holland, netherlands, europe, israel, belgium ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, serious, bleak, realistic, captivating
Plot: holocaust, nazism, train ride, anti semitism, concentration camp, train, pow, danger, life is a bitch, confined, war, against humanity ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1943, 1940s
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: touching, realistic, serious, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, against humanity, mental illness, circus, mental institution, clown, circus performer, patient ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 60s, 40s, 1940s ...
Place: israel, europe, middle east, germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 7.0
 8K
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: emotional, disturbing, thought provoking, serious, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, nazism, concentration camp, injustice, genocide, against humanity, confined, wartime life, family in danger, danger, anti semitism, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942, 1940s
Place: france, europe, paris france, vichy, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.7
 17K
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, disturbing, factual, intense, atmospheric ...
Plot: holocaust, genocide, racism, anti semitism, politics, state affairs, wartime life, human spirit, leadership, soldier, against humanity, conspiracy ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: serious, touching, realistic, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, human nature, friendship, deportation, dehumanization, against humanity, rescue, danger, misfit, store, elderly ...
Time: year 1942, 1940s
Place: slovakia, europe, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: touching, sentimental, thought provoking, captivating, serious ...
Plot: fascism, holocaust, anti semitism, tennis, family life, family relations, life is a bitch, wartime life, unrequited love, brother sister relationship, uncle niece relationship, assassination ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 30s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: italy, europe, africa, israel, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, realistic, psychological, serious, tense ...
Plot: anti semitism, concentration camp, holocaust, danger, espionage, genocide, escapades, working undercover, forbidden love, society, palaces castles and temples, political unrest ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: hungary, germany, switzerland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 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: thought provoking, serious, disturbing, tense, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, atrocity, debate, injustice, human nature, confined, life is a bitch, legal, anti semitism, war crime, genocide ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, poland, germany, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Counterfeiters (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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: tense, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, uplifting ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, german, jewish, humiliation, forgery, suicide, anti semitism, arrest, artist, war crime ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: europe, germany, austria, zurich switzerland, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.6
 14K
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, tense, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, anti semitism, german, jewish, hidden identity, homosexual, roommate, concentration camp, ghetto, communism, nazism ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: latvia, germany, poland, europe, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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: emotional, serious, bleak, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, refugee, society, survival, life is a bitch, war, confined, escapades, hopes, against humanity, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: russia, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.7
 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: uplifting, realistic, touching, serious, emotional
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, nazi germany, soldier, human spirit, couples, society, couple relations, life is a bitch, wartime life, hopes, war ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1943, 1940s
Place: germany, new york, europe, usa, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Island on Bird Street (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Denmark, UK, Germany, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Alex is an 11-year old boy who, during WWII, hides in the Jewish ghetto from Nazis after all the relatives have been sent to the concentration camp. The movie portrays the ghetto through his eyes.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, tense
Plot: ghetto, starvation, holocaust, young heroes, heroes, survival, youth, danger, anti semitism, innocence lost, human spirit, war ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.5
 28K
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, realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: holocaust, military, nazism, soldier, war, politics, survival, german, russian, genocide, against humanity, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1943, 1940s
Place: russia, europe, italy, germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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