Post war movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant post war movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful, bleak and atmospheric films and TV shows about / with post war, society, murder, life is a bitch, world war two, runaway, death, storytelling, betrayal and danger plots mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres shot in UK, USA, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as post war: Can't Change the Meeting Place (1979), Black Bread (2010), Peaky Blinders (2013), A Walk in the Clouds (1995), Speer und er (2005), Fleming (2014), Lilies (2007), The Good German (2006), Lore (2012), Man Down (2015).

List of post war movies

Can't Change the Meeting Place (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 60 min.
Story: After WWII is over, a young officer Volodya Sharapov returns to Moscow to work in MUR - Moskovskiy Ugolovny Rozysk (Moscow Criminal Police). There he meets Gleb Zheglov who is a chief of a squad which fights organized crime. Their main task is to ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, post war, russian, crime, law enforcement, gang, undercover agent, police investigation, working undercover, robbery, rookie, gangsters ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia
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Black Bread (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In the harsh post-war years' Catalan countryside, Andreu, a child that belongs to the losing side, finds the corpses of a man and his son in the forest. The authorities want his father to be made responsible of the deaths, but Andreu tries to ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, suspenseful, emotional ...
Plot: hate, post war, countryside, spanish civil war, revenge, coming of age, human nature, crimes, society, uncover truth, life is a bitch, injustice ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: spain, europe, catalonia
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Peaky Blinders (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England and centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby, who means to move up in the world.
Style: atmospheric, tense, captivating, clever, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, organized crime, gang war, society, rise to the top, rivalry, mafia, family relations, crime, leader, determination ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: england, ireland
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A Walk in the Clouds (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 102 min.
Story: World War II vet Paul Sutton falls for a pregnant and unwed woman who persuades him -- during their first encounter -- to pose as her husband so she can face her family.
Style: sentimental, touching, uplifting, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: vineyard, love, family relations, post war, love and romance, parents and children, estate, romance, couples, dishonesty, hidden identity, homecoming ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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Speer und er (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 270 min.
Story: A reassessment of the role Albert Speer played in the Third Reich. Speer, who was ultimately convicted at the Nuremburg trials and served a 20-year prison sentence, was known for designing many of the Third Reich's buildings and for being ...
Style: sincere, contemplative, serious, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: world war two, war crime, post war, delusion, anti semitism, war criminal, archive footage, holocaust, dictatorship, against humanity, haunted by the past, german ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s
Place: germany, berlin germany
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Fleming (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 44 min.
Story: A look at the 007 creator, Ian Fleming, and his early life set against the permissive society of war-torn WWII London.
Style: serious, stylized, exciting, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: hotshot hero, world war two, post war, spy, british secret service, womanizer, nazi collaborator, love and romance, espionage, nazism, undercover, secret service ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, 40s, 1930s
Place: london, england
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Lilies (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Lilies is a British period-drama television series, written by Heidi Thomas, which ran for one eight-episode series in early 2007 on BBC One. The show's tagline was "Liverpool, 1920. Three girls on the edge of womanhood, a world on the ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sincere, sexual ...
Plot: family relations, sister sister relationship, post war, working class, youth, society, family problems, parents and children, life is a bitch, bittersweet, poverty, slum ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: liverpool, england
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The Good German (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An American journalist arrives in Berlin just after the end of World War Two. He becomes involved in a murder mystery surrounding a dead GI who washes up at a lakeside mansion during the Potsdam negotiations between the Allied powers. Soon his ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: murder, war criminal, black market, investigation, post war, mystery, uncover truth, haunted by the past, military, love affair, love of one's life, neo noir ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1945, 1930s
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe
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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, sincere, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: nazism, survival, post war, child as adult, society, human nature, escapades, siblings relations, against humanity, family relations, on the road, youth ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: germany, russia, hamburg germany, poland, australia ...
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Man Down (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A haunted Afghanistan war veteran attempts to come to terms with his past while searching for his family in a post-apocalyptic America.
Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, suspense, surprise ending
Plot: delusion, post war, military, mental illness, danger, mission, friendship, paranoia, violence, husband wife relationship, tragic event, post apocalypse ...
Time: 21st century
Place: afghanistan
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The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Near the end of World War II, Maria marries Hermann, who is immediately sent off to battle. When the war concludes, Maria believes that Hermann is dead. She starts working at an Allied bar, where she meets American soldier Bill. They start a ...
Style: emotional, psychological, touching, serious, surreal ...
Plot: infidelity, marriage, world war two, love triangle, post war, couples, lovers reunited, rise to the top, romance, battle of the sexes, love and romance, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1950s ...
Place: germany, europe, west germany, berlin germany, canada
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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, nazis, concentration camp, world war two, mental illness, post war, haunted by the past, love and romance, wartime life, tragedy, male female relationship ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: new york, poland, usa
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Partners in Crime (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Set in a 1950s Britain rising from the ashes of the Blitz into the grip of a new Cold War, our beekeeping duo stumble into a world of murder, undercover agents and cold war conspiracy. Tuppence is a woman who sees adventure round every corner, ...
Style: atmospheric, humorous, semi serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: amateur detective, partners, private detective, crime, couple relations, post war, mystery, crimes, odd couple, investigation, conspiracy, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: england, london
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The Enemy (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Hungary
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story begins a couple days after the war has ended. A group of Serbian soldiers in charge of clearing the fields from mines discovers a man sealed inside a factory's basement. A mysterious man says he is 'ours', he doesn't ...
Style: tense, serious, captivating, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: mysterious character, isolation, post war, military, danger, deadly, supernatural, missing person, prisoner, soldier, paranoia, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: bosnia, europe, former yugoslavia
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Circles (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Serbia, Germany, France, Slovenia, Croatia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Circles (Serbian: Krugovi) is a Serbian movie based on the true story of a Serbian soldier who risked his life to protect a Muslim civilian during the war in Bosnia. During the war in Bosnia in 1993, a Serbian soldier pays for his life after ...
Style: serious, sincere, thought provoking, captivating, tense ...
Plot: surgery, society, hopes, post war, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, redemption, moral dilemma, metaphor, destiny, lifesaver, job seeking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005, 90s, year 1993 ...
Place: europe, serbia, germany, bosnia, former yugoslavia ...
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Small Island (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: In 1939 Hortense, illegitimate but intelligent and ambitious, is brought up on Jamaica with the family of charismatic, free-thinking Michael, who joins the Air Force when war breaks out and goes to England. After the war, Hortense, now a qualified ...
Style: serious, touching, captivating, realistic
Plot: racism, world war two, post war, culture clash, starting over, couples, couple relations, misfit, bittersweet, self discovery, hopes, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: england, london, jamaica, europe
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Zelary (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A nurse and her surgeon-lover are part of a resistance movement in 1940s Czechoslovakia. When they are discovered, her lover flees and she must find a place to hide. A patient whose life she saved, a man from a remote mountain village where time ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, sincere, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: redemption, small town, romance, couple relations, life is a bitch, hopes, resistance, society, post war, world war two, fugitives, marriage ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: czechoslovakia, prague czechoslovakia, prague, germany
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The Rocket (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, Thailand, Laos
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set against the lush backdrop of rural Laos, this spirited drama tells the story of scrappy ten-year-old Ahlo, who yearns to break free from his ill-fated destiny. After his village is displaced to make way for a massive dam, Ahlo escapes with his ...
Style: captivating, realistic, touching, serious, sincere
Audience: family outing
Plot: contests and competitions, parents and children, society, friendship, down on your luck, human spirit, family relations, youth, change of luck, post war, friends, wartime life ...
Place: asia
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Purge (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Finland, Estonia
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Allide experienced The Great Terror under Stalin’s regime, and decades after her hometown people were deported to Siberia, she lives alone in an isolated house. One night, she finds a young woman in her yard – Zara has just escaped from the ...
Style: realistic, psychological, rough, captivating, tense ...
Plot: life is a bitch, haunted by the past, redemption, political unrest, society, danger, exploit, exploitation, love triangle, post war, destiny, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 90s, 1950s, 1990s ...
Place: estonia, europe, soviet union
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Hannah Arendt (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, Luxembourg, France, Israel
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Hannah Arendt is a portrait of the genius that shook the world with her discovery of “the banality of evil.” After she attends the Nazi Adolf Eichmann’s trial in Jerusalem, Arendt dares to write about the Holocaust in terms no one has ever ...
Style: psychological, realistic, thought provoking, feminist film, contemplative ...
Plot: holocaust, trial, war crime, journalism, society, legal action, legal, post war, strong female lead, strong female character, nazi, against humanity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1961, 1960s
Place: israel, new york, usa, jerusalem
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Assembly (2007)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Follows a soldier trying to gain recognition for comrades who died in 1948, at a turning point in the civil war between the communists and the nationalist forces of the Kuomintang (KMT).
Style: epic, realistic, bleak, emotional, tense ...
Plot: civil war, war, war crime, pow, battles, battle zone, behind enemy lines, soldier, military, danger, life is a bitch, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 50s, 40s, 1950s
Place: china, asia
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Casshern Sins (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Casshern Sins is a reboot of the classic anime series Casshan, produced by Tatsunoko and animated by Madhouse. It premiered in Japan on October 1, 2008, following a sneak preview of the first episode at Otakon 2008 in Baltimore, Maryland. The ...
Style: captivating, exciting, mecha, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: false accusation, androids and robots, chaos, future dystopia, redemption, memory loss, genetic engineering, post war, hopes, uncover truth, adventure, mystery ...
Time: future
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Journey from the Fall (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Thirteen years after the end of the Vietnam War, a family who was tragically affected by the war are forced to emigrate to America.
Style: sincere, serious, bleak, realistic
Plot: vietnam war, fighting the system, human spirit, re-education, hopes, life is a bitch, parents and children, immigrants, refugee, military, political unrest, refugees ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia, california, usa
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Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 197 min.
Story: Doctor Zhivago is the filmed adapation of the Russian novel by Boris Pasternak from director David Lean that was an international success and today deemed a classic. Omar Sharif and Julie Christie play two protagonists who in fact love each other ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, serious, realistic, epic ...
Plot: love triangle, russian revolution, nurse, world war one, suicide attempt, infidelity, communism, deportation, war, revolution, betrayal, russian ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 1940s, 1930s, 1910s ...
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia
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Montevideo: Taste of a Dream (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, History, Romance, Sport
Country: Serbia
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A story about one team that decides to follow a dream that takes them on a journey to the First World Football Championship in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1930. A dream that allows them to become true stars and living legends.
Style: sentimental, captivating, sincere, humorous, stylized ...
Plot: follow your dream, soccer, coach, rivalry, star, ambition, hopes, love and romance, young lovers, talented, championship, stadium ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: uruguay, former yugoslavia, serbia
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The Postman (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 177 min.
Story: In 2013 there are no highways, no I-ways, no dreams of a better tomorrow, only scattered survivors across what was once the Unites States. Into this apocalyptic wasteland comes an enigmatic drifter with a mule, a knack for Shakespeare and something ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, future dystopia, adventure, vestiges of humanity, dystopic future, drifter, postman, post apocalypse, leadership, life is a bitch, danger, post war ...
Time: future, 2010s, 2040s, year 2013, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon
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Frantz (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the aftermath of WWI, a young German who grieves the death of her fiancé in France meets a mysterious French man who visits the fiance’s grave to lay flowers.
Style: romantic, inspirational, touching, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: world war one, post war, french soldier, husband wife relationship, grave, death of loved one, casualty of war, sadness, death of husband, german soldier, letter, german ...
Time: post world war one, year 1919, 1910s, year 1918
Place: germany, paris france
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Sauna (2008)
Genre: Horror
Country: Finland, Czech Republic
Duration: 83 min.
Story: It is 1595. Brutal wars have just ended in an uneasy peace between Protestant Sweden and Orthodox Russia. We focus on the spiritual defeats of two conquered Finnish brothers, one a hardened near-psychopathic war hero, the other a gentle scientist in ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, twists and turns, intense ...
Plot: ghost, redemption, village, gothic horror, supernatural, haunted by the past, danger, curses spells and rituals, guilt, post war, dark secret, russian ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages
Place: finland, europe, russia
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The Collection (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A gripping family drama and entrepreneurial fable, set in a post-war Paris fashion house. It exposes the grit behind the glamour of a rising business, spearheaded by two clashing brothers.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, entertaining, disturbing
Plot: fashion, family business, brother brother relationship, fashion designer, post war, investigation, murder, rivalry, conspiracy, workplace, social differences, love triangle ...
Time: 1940s
Place: paris france, france
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Blood: The Last Vampire (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, France, China
Duration: 91 min.
Story: On the surface, Saya is a stunning 16-year-old, but that youthful exterior hides the tormented soul of a 400-year-old "halfling." Born to a human father and a vampire mother, she has for centuries been a loner obsessed with using her ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, brutal, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vampire, martial arts, supernatural, battles, vengeance, girl heroine, good versus evil, track down, superhuman powers, imaginary, heroes, violence spree ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, mount fuji
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