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, bleak, suspenseful and atmospheric films and TV shows about / with post war, society, murder, world war two, death, danger, soldier, life is a bitch, husband wife relationship and flashback 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), 9 (2009), The Devil All the Time (2020), Black Bread (2010), A Walk in the Clouds (1995), Partners in Crime (2015), Peaky Blinders (2013), On the Road (2012), Speer und er (2005), Fleming (2014).

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, suspenseful, suspense, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: russian, post war, crimes, law enforcement, gang, police investigation, working undercover, gangsters, undercover agent, robbery, rookie, bandit ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two
Place: russia, ussr, moscow russia
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 138K
9 (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
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, suspenseful, adult animation, serious, futuristic ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: steampunk, post apocalypse, vestiges of humanity, apocalypse, technology gone awry, man versus machine, fate of humanity, distopia, save the world, life is a bitch, heroes, parallel world ...
Time: future, 1940s
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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: neo noir, gothic, suspense, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: post war, murder, church, insanity, serial killer, reverend, small town, evil, sheriff, suicide, psycho, masturbation ...
Time: year 1957, year 1965, year 1950, 50s, 60s ...
Place: west virginia, ohio
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 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, emotional, suspenseful ...
Plot: hate, spanish civil war, post war, countryside, revenge, coming of age, crimes, human nature, society, social relations, injustice, uncover truth ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe, catalonia
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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, uplifting, romantic, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: vineyard, love, parents and children, love and romance, happy ending, family relations, romance, post war, interracial romance, estate, family values, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, post world war two
Place: san francisco, california, usa, sacramento california
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Partners in Crime (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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: amateur detective, partners, post war, private detective, mystery, investigation, odd couple, crimes, conspiracy, couple relations, husband wife relationship, cold war ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: england, london
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 8.8
 433K
Peaky Blinders (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: captivating, atmospheric, serious, tense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, gang, crimes, crime boss, gang war, mob boss, determination, power struggle, mafia, cruelty, society ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: england, ireland
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 6.1
 41K
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, atmospheric, inspirational, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: on the road, friendship, road trip, writers, post war, hitchhiker, marijuana, drugs, self discovery, lifestyle, threesome, adventure ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1950, 50s, year 1951 ...
Place: usa, san francisco, new jersey, louisiana, arizona ...
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 7.5
 758
Speer und er (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, captivating, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, war crime, post war, delusion, anti semitism, hitler, war criminal, holocaust, dictatorship, german, against humanity, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: germany, berlin germany
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 7.3
 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: stylized, serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: british secret service, world war two, hotshot hero, post war, spy, womanizer, love and romance, nazism, secret service, espionage, undercover, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, 1930s
Place: london, england
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 775
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, sexual ...
Plot: family relations, post war, youth, society, life is a bitch, family problems, working class, parents and children, sister sister relationship, bittersweet, poverty, slum ...
Time: 1920s, 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: atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic, serious, neo noir ...
Plot: murder, war criminal, black market, investigation, post war, mystery, uncover truth, haunted by the past, military, love affair, war correspondent, love of one's life ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1945, post world war two, 1930s
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe
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 7.5
 15K
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, sentimental, captivating, inspirational, touching ...
Plot: world war one, violinist, post war, french soldier, german soldier, grave, letter, husband wife relationship, death of loved one, sadness, german, soldier ...
Time: post world war one, year 1918, 1910s, year 1919
Place: germany, paris france
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 15K
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, family relations, society, against humanity, youth, escapades, on the road, human nature, siblings relations ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: germany, hamburg germany, russia, poland, australia ...
Is relevant ?
 8.3
 50K
Hell on Wheels (2011)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Hell on Wheels tells the epic story of post-Civil War America, focusing on Cullen Bohannon, a Confederate soldier who sets out to exact revenge on the Union soldiers who killed his wife. His journey takes him west to Hell on Wheels, a dangerous, ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, slavery, native americans, ex military, rivalry, courage, haunted by the past, african american, rivals, historical character, ambitious, loss of spouse ...
Time: 1860s, 19th century
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 6.0
 10K
Man Down (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
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: bleak, rough, suspenseful, suspense, surprise ending
Plot: delusion, post war, post apocalypse, mental illness, military, paranoia, friendship, mission, violence, tragic event, husband wife relationship, illusion ...
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, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, marriage, world war two, love triangle, post war, romance, rise to the top, lovers reunited, couples, battle of the sexes, love and romance, survival ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1954, post world war two, 50s ...
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, concentration camp, nazi, world war two, mental illness, haunted by the past, post war, love and romance, wartime life, tragedy, male female relationship ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: new york, poland, usa, brooklyn new york city
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 7.4
 3K
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: mysterious character, military, isolation, post war, supernatural, missing person, prisoner, soldier, paranoia, survival, confined, hiding place ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: bosnia, europe, former yugoslavia
Is relevant ?
 7.8
 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, captivating, thought provoking, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: surgery, hopes, society, post war, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, moral dilemma, redemption, destiny, hiding place, muslim, lifesaver ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005, 20th century, 90s ...
Place: europe, bosnia, germany, serbia, bosnia herzegovina ...
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 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: touching, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: racism, couples, post war, starting over, couple relations, culture clash, bittersweet, misfit, hopes, self discovery, husband wife relationship, racial violence ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: england, london, jamaica, europe
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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: amateur detective, riddles and clues, investigation, crime investigation, crimes, murder, code breaking, post war, intelligence, innocence, mystery, court ...
Time: 50s, post world war two, 20th century
Place: england
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 4K
Zelary (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria
Duration: 150 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, resistance, society, hopes, post war, world war two, fugitives, marriage ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: czechoslovakia, central europe, prague, germany
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, serious, sincere, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: down on your luck, parents and children, contests and competitions, friendship, society, human spirit, family relations, change of luck, post war, youth, destiny, loss of son ...
Place: asia
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 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, disturbing, rough, tense ...
Plot: love triangle, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, society, political unrest, redemption, exploitation, post war, destiny, violence, betrayal, distopia ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 90s, 1940s
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: psychological, realistic, thought provoking, feminist film, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, strong female lead, court, war crime, society, journalism, legal action, legal, post war, nazi war criminal, strong female character, nazi ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1961
Place: jerusalem, new york, israel, usa
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: civil war, war, war crime, pow, battles, behind enemy lines, battle zone, soldier, military, life is a bitch, post war, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s
Place: china, asia
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 7.2
 839
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: exciting, captivating, mecha, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: false accusation, chaos, androids and robots, redemption, future dystopia, memory loss, post war, genetic engineering, 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: serious, sincere, bleak, realistic
Plot: vietnam war, human spirit, fighting the system, refugee, re-education, political unrest, parents and children, hopes, society, tragic hero, military, immigrants ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, california, asia, usa
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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: sincere, sentimental, captivating, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: follow your dream, soccer, young lovers, love and romance, ambition, hopes, rivalry, talented, coach, fan, championship, post war ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: serbia, uruguay, former yugoslavia
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