Movies like The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)
 7.8
 167K
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, heartbreaking, disturbing, gloomy, bleak, twists and turns, realistic, sad ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holocaust, friendship, concentration camp, against humanity, childhood, jewish, young heroes, wartime life, nazism, atrocity, nazi germany, 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 holocaust, world war two, nazi, jewish, survival, against humanity and anti semitism mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like The Boy in the Striped Pajamas: The Book Thief (2013), Lauf Junge lauf (2013), Schindler's List (1993), Lore (2012), The Pianist (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, nazi germany, adoption, family secret, human spirit, jewish, book, life is a bitch, childhood, world war two, war, youth ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1939 ...
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: bleak, serious, captivating, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, anti semitism, danger, dishonesty, human spirit, disorder, ghetto, youth, escapades, against humanity, young heroes ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: germany, poland
⇓ 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, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, ghetto, against humanity, rescue, anti semitism, genocide, survival, war, confined, jewish, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 1990s
Place: poland, germany, europe, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 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, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: nazism, german, survival, coming of age, post war, innocence lost, war, danger, escapades, bodies, against humanity, down on your luck ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: germany, russia, hamburg germany, poland, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.5
 630K
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, pianist, survival, ghetto, against humanity, anti semitism, atrocity, nazi, jewish, world war two, deportation, starvation ...
Time: 1940s, 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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: tense, realistic, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, village, innocence lost, human spirit, disorder, dishonesty, lifesaver, wartime life, hopes, life is a bitch, against humanity, village life ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, realistic, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, friendship, dehumanization, war, gay, homosexuality, nazi, jewish, male nudity, death ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 20th century, 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: realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: nazism, friendship, jewish, betrayal, boarding school life, priest, auschwitz, anti semitism, resistance, wartime life, childhood, french ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: france, europe, jerusalem, vichy, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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, gloomy
Plot: holocaust, ghetto, rescue, social worker, life is a bitch, accountant, rabbi, smuggling, confined, hopes, against humanity, nazi germany ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: sincere, bleak, serious, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, bus, survival, escapades, life is a bitch, soldier, coming of age, destiny, infected, teenage life, heroes ...
Time: 1940s
Place: hungary, budapest, europe, slovakia, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 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, redemption, smuggling, human spirit, against humanity, danger, anti semitism, war, hopes, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1944
Place: europe, poland, germany, budapest hungary, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 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, patriotism, soldier, military, gulf war, politics, wartime life, rules and policies, death, u.s. military, sergeant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, canada, mexico, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, touching, emotional, tragicomedy, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, human spirit, concentration camp, optimism, survival, self sacrifice, jewish, fascism, captivity, make believe, protecting from truth, protective parent ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: italy, europe, tuscany, poland
⇓ 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: emotional, suspenseful, disturbing, sincere, talky ...
Plot: courtroom drama, judge, holocaust, cold war, war crime, trial, genocide, redemption, war, german, society, nazism ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 40s, year 1946, year 1945 ...
Place: germany, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.8
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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, realistic, psychological, epic, captivating ...
Plot: jewish, singer, nazism, holocaust, espionage, betrayal, german, occupation, nazi occupation, spy, war, interrogation ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, 40s, 1950s ...
Place: holland, netherlands, europe, israel, belgium ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: realistic, serious, sincere, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, boarding school, boarding school life, nazi germany, pow, nazi, german, youth, anti semitism, boxing, dehumanization, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1942
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, moscow russia, ukraine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, disturbing, factual, intense, atmospheric ...
Plot: holocaust, genocide, anti semitism, racism, 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 ⇓
24%
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, nazism, anti semitism, train ride, concentration camp, danger, against humanity, confined, war, life is a bitch, train, pow ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1940s
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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: realistic, gloomy, psychological, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: concentration camp, anti semitism, holocaust, danger, espionage, genocide, family life, political unrest, hidden identity, survival, palaces castles and temples, society ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: switzerland, hungary, germany, europe
⇓ 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, serious, suspenseful, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, german, jewish, doctor, forgery, suicide, anti semitism, war crime, racial slur, arrest ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: europe, germany, zurich switzerland, berlin germany, monte carlo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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, tense, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, anti semitism, german, jewish, hidden identity, ghetto, concentration camp, communism, homosexual, roommate, nazism ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: latvia, germany, poland, europe, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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: emotional, serious, bleak, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, refugee, danger, captivity, society, escapades, life is a bitch, war, wartime life, hopes, against humanity ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: russia, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: serious, bleak, tense, realistic
Plot: ghetto, starvation, holocaust, wartime life, war, young heroes, against humanity, survival, youth, anti semitism, danger, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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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, uplifting, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: holocaust, pregnancy, village, survival, idealism, couples, human spirit, dishonesty, infidelity, society, fugitives, war ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 20th century, year 1945, 1940s ...
Place: europe, poland, germany, moscow russia, belgium ...
⇓ 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: realistic, serious, emotional, depressing, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, against humanity, concentration camp, post war, mental illness, haunted by the past, love and romance, wartime life, nazi, tragedy, nazis, male female relationship ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: new york, poland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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, touching, realistic, uplifting
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, couple relations, hopes, war, wartime life, life is a bitch, soldier, society, couples, human spirit, nazi germany ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1943, 1940s
Place: usa, europe, new york, germany, berlin germany
⇓ 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: realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: fascism, holocaust, anti semitism, tennis, confined, life is a bitch, wartime life, family life, family relations, society, deportation, jewish ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1930s, 30s, 1940s ...
Place: italy, europe, africa, israel, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.7
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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, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Plot: survival, anti semitism, holocaust, rabbi, danger, society, urban, coming of age, youth, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, america, holy land ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.3
 13K
Amen. (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, War
Country: France, Germany, Romania
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The film "Amen." examines the links between the Vatican and Nazi Germany. The central character is Kurt Gerstein, a member of the Institute for Hygiene of the Waffen-SS who is horrified by what he sees in the death camps. Moreover, he is ...
Style: realistic, clever, suspenseful, sincere, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, genocide, politics, massacre, anti semitism, torment, war crime, pope, doctor, conscience, euthanasia ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, poland, hungary, romania ...
⇓ 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: serious, bleak, emotional, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, mental institution, survival, haunted by the past, against humanity, life is a bitch, mental illness, nazi officer, luger, circus performer, playing violin ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 40s, 60s, 1920s ...
Place: israel, middle east, europe, germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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