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, thought provoking and sincere films and TV shows about / with post war, society, world war two, murder, life is a bitch, destiny, flashback, soldier, danger and husband wife relationship plots mostly in Drama, History and Romance genres shot in UK, USA, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as post war: Can't Change the Meeting Place (1979), Frantz (2016), The Bletchley Circle (2012), The Devil All the Time (2020), Small Island (2009), The Collection (2016), Black Bread (2010), Lilies (2007), Partners in Crime (2015), Line of Separation (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.
TV show
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, suspense, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: russian, crimes, post war, law enforcement, gang, rookie, undercover agent, working undercover, police investigation, murder mystery, criminal, criminal gang ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two
Place: ussr, russia, moscow russia
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 7.5
 16K
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: sentimental, touching, inspirational, captivating, romantic ...
Plot: world war one, french soldier, grave, german soldier, sadness, death of loved one, casualty of war, soldier, post war, guilty conscience, hotel, violinist ...
Time: post world war one, year 1919, 1910s, year 1918
Place: germany, paris france, france
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The Bletchley Circle (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The Bletchley Circle follows the journey of four ordinary women with extraordinary skills that helped to end World War II. Set in 1952, Susan, Millie, Lucy and Jean have returned to their normal lives, modestly setting aside the part they played in ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, stylized
Plot: crime investigation, investigation, amateur detective, world war two, riddles and clues, post war, serial killer, crimes, murder, code breaking, mystery, intelligence ...
Time: 50s, post world war two, 20th century
Place: england
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The Devil All the Time (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In the 1960s after World War II in Southern Ohio, bizarre, compelling and mentally disturbed people suffer from the war's psychological damages.
Style: suspense, neo noir, suspenseful, rough, exciting ...
Plot: serial killer, post war, sheriff, murder, crimes, stepbrother stepsister relationship, psycho, masturbation, small town, reverend, suicide, world war two ...
Time: year 1957, 50s, 1940s, year 1965, year 1950 ...
Place: west virginia, ohio
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 7.5
 1K
Small Island (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
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, post war, couples, starting over, culture clash, couple relations, interracial sex, misfit, hopes, self discovery, bittersweet, racial violence ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: england, jamaica, london, europe
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The Collection (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, fashion designer, family business, post war, brother brother relationship, investigation, murder, rivalry, homosexual, love triangle, conspiracy, social differences ...
Time: post world war two, 1940s
Place: paris france, france
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 6.9
 5K
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: realistic, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, emotional ...
Plot: spanish civil war, coming of age, post war, revenge, hate, crimes, human nature, society, injustice, social relations, uncover truth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: spain, catalonia, europe
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 8.2
 793
Lilies (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, sexy ...
Plot: post war, family relations, family problems, youth, society, life is a bitch, parents and children, working class, bittersweet, poverty, slum, interwar period ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, post world war one
Place: england, liverpool
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Partners in Crime (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
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, semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: partners, amateur detective, post war, private detective, conspiracy, mystery, investigation, odd couple, crimes, murder, husband wife relationship, couples ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: england, london
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Line of Separation (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Germany, Czech Republic
Duration: 92 min.
TV show
Story: Spring 1945, just before Germany's zero hour. In Tannbach, a fanatical band of Nazi soldiers stages one last murderous attack on their fellow citizens before the arrival of the Americans, who finally end the war. It is an uneasy peace, however, ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, rough, thought provoking, harsh ...
Plot: post war germany, cold war, world war two, post war, iron curtain, village, military, social problems, murder, wartime, social differences, society ...
Time: year 1961, post world war two
Place: east germany, bavaria, germany
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 6.0
 42K
On the Road (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA, UK, Mexico, Canada, Argentina
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Dean and Sal are the portrait of the Beat Generation. Their search for "It" results in a fast paced, energetic roller coaster ride with highs and lows throughout the U.S.
Style: road movie, sexy, inspirational, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: road trip, nudity (full frontal - brief), writers, drugs, on the road, infidelity, friendship, adventure, marijuana, youth, hitchhiker, bisexual ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, year 1948, year 1950 ...
Place: nebraska, usa, arizona, mexico city, alabama ...
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 141K
9 (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Luxembourg
Duration: 79 min.
Story: When 9 first comes to life, he finds himself in a post-apocalyptic world. All humans are gone, and it is only by chance that he discovers a small community of others like him taking refuge from fearsome machines that roam the earth intent on their ...
Style: surreal, adult animation, suspenseful, serious, futuristic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: post apocalypse, steampunk, apocalypse, technology gone awry, distopia, fate of humanity, life is a bitch, survival, save the world, vestiges of humanity, heroes, man versus machine ...
Time: future, 1940s
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 7.3
 2K
Tokyo Trial (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada, Japan, Netherlands
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: In the wake of World War II, 11 Allied judges are tasked with weighing the fates of Japanese war criminals in a tense international trial.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, captivating, tense, political
Plot: world war two, post war, war, historical figure, political unrest, world politics, society, historical event, soldier, politics, legal, justice ...
Time: post world war two
Place: japan
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 2K
Enclave (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Serbia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Nenad, ten years Christian boy from a Serbian enclave, determined to create a proper community burial for his late grandfather, crosses enemy lines and makes friends among the Muslim majority in deeply divided, war-torn Kosovo.
Style: psychological, disturbing, captivating
Plot: boy, albanian, post war, coming of age, muslim, community, funeral, life is a bitch, political conflict, teenager, society, military ...
Time: year 2004, 21st century, 2000s
Place: kosovo, eastern europe
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 7.7
 26K
1900 (1976)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 317 min.
Story: Set in Bertolucci's ancestral region of Emilia, the film chronicles the lives of two men during the political turmoils that took place in Italy in the first half on the 20th century.
Style: epic, disturbing, thought provoking, compassionate, serious ...
Plot: fascism, italian history, world war two, politics, revolution, brutality, friendship, socialist, communism, class struggle, worker, peasant ...
Time: 1940s, 1920s, 1930s, 1910s, victorian era ...
Place: italy, france, europe, paris france
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 50K
Mudbound (2017)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In the post–World War II South, two families are pitted against a barbaric social hierarchy and an unrelenting landscape as they simultaneously fight the battle at home and the battle abroad.
Style: thought provoking, exciting, tense, captivating, inspirational ...
Plot: racism, misery, poverty, world war two, farm, african american, drunkenness, post war, prejudice, civil rights, hate, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, year 1941, year 1939, year 1945 ...
Place: mississippi, belgium
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Speer and Hitler (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 270 min.
TV show
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: serious, sincere, thought provoking, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: hitler, world war two, holocaust, war crime, post war, delusion, anti semitism, war criminal, nazi officer, against humanity, state affairs, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: germany, berlin germany
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 5K
Fleming (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: spy, british secret service, world war two, hotshot hero, post war, writers, james bond, womanizer, love and romance, nazi occupation, secret service, nazism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 50s
Place: london, england
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 7.3
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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, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: military, mysterious character, post war, isolation, supernatural, missing person, prisoner, paranoia, soldier, power relations, contact, evil force ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: bosnia, europe, former yugoslavia
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 5K
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, thought provoking, captivating, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: hopes, society, post war, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, moral dilemma, redemption, surgery, destiny, bosnian war, revolution, serial killer ...
Time: 21st century, year 1993, year 2005, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: eastern europe, europe, serbia, bosnia, germany ...
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84 Charing Cross Road (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a humorous script-reader in her New York apartment sees an ad in the Saturday Review of Literature for a bookstore in London that does mail order, she begins a very special correspondence and friendship with Frank Doel, the bookseller who works ...
Style: romantic, touching, sexy, sincere, affectionate ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: correspondence, friendship, death, bookstore, writers, marriage, post war, dentist, longing, pen pal, love, romance ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, london, england, usa, europe
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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: intense, serious, atmospheric, stylized, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vampire, supernatural, girl heroine, martial arts, vengeance, revenge, murder, sword fight, ninja, betrayal, adaptation, greed ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, mount fuji
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 3K
The Rocket (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, Thailand, Laos
Duration: 96 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, sincere, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: youth, down on your luck, parents and children, contests and competitions, friendship, society, human spirit, change of luck, post war, family relations, children, coming of age ...
Place: thailand, asia
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 7.0
 4K
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: psychological, realistic, rough, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: love triangle, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, society, political unrest, redemption, exploitation, post war, destiny, violence, betrayal, hunting ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 90s, 50s, post world war two
Place: estonia, europe, ussr
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 11K
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: realistic, thought provoking, psychological, philosophical, political ...
Plot: holocaust, strong female lead, nazi, nazi war criminal, court, philosopher, strong female character, world war two, war crime, society, journalism, legal action ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1961
Place: jerusalem, new york, usa, israel
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 7K
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: realistic, tense, bleak, emotional, serious ...
Plot: war, civil war, pow, war crime, battles, behind enemy lines, battle zone, military, life is a bitch, post war, military life, battlefield ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s
Place: china, asia
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 876
Casshern Sins (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, false accusation, chaos, androids and robots, redemption, memory loss, post war, genetic engineering, hopes, adventure, uncover truth, 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: serious, sincere, bleak, political, realistic
Plot: vietnam war, fighting the system, human spirit, hopes, society, tragic hero, military, immigrants, life is a bitch, parents and children, political unrest, re-education ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia, california, usa
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 7.9
 77K
Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy, UK, 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: epic, atmospheric, emotional, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: world war one, communism, love triangle, deportation, revolution, war, rape, train, poet, wartime, betrayal, love ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1940s, 1910s, 1930s ...
Place: russia, ussr, moscow russia
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Montevideo, God Bless You! (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: captivating, sentimental, sincere, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: soccer, follow your dream, coach, talented, young lovers, love and romance, ambition, hopes, rivalry, fan, championship, post war ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: uruguay, former yugoslavia, serbia
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