Wartime life movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant wartime life movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, touching and bleak films and TV shows about / with wartime life, world war two, war, life is a bitch, survival, society, family relations, danger, friendship and soldier plots mostly in Drama, War and History genres shot in UK, USA, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as wartime life: Suite Française (2014), Aimee & Jaguar (1999), Land Girls (2009), Strayed (2003), Bomb Girls (2012), Female Agents (2008), Out of the Ashes (2003), The Crimson Field (2014), Little Boy (2015), In Tranzit (2008).

List of wartime life movies

Suite Française (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK, France, Canada, Belgium, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: France, 1940. In the first days of occupation, beautiful Lucile Angellier is trapped in a stifled existence with her controlling mother-in-law as they both await news of her husband: a prisoner of war. Parisian refugees start to pour into their ...
Style: captivating, emotional, realistic, romantic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, forbidden love, war, nazi occupation, fall in love, german officer, german soldier, wartime life, love and romance, nazi, nazi officer, adultery ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940, 20th century, 18th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, england, ireland ...
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Aimee & Jaguar (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Berlin 1943/44 ("The Battle of Berlin"). Felice, an intelligent and courageous Jewish woman who lives under a false name, belongs to an underground organization. Lilly, a devoted mother of four, though an occasional unfaithful wife, is ...
Style: erotic, thought provoking, sexy, affectionate, visually appealing ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, lesbian love, world war two, wartime life, gays and lesbians, woman in danger, holocaust, lesbian interest, forbidden love, lesbian mother, gay ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1943, year 1944, year 1999
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe
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 7.0
 3K
Land Girls (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 225 min.
TV show
Story: The lives, loves and highs and lows of four members of the Women's Land Army working at the Hoxley Estate during World War II.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, wartime life, life is a bitch, military, family relations, strong female presence, soldier, friendship, rise and fall, love, women, bbc ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: england, europe
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 6.5
 3K
Strayed (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Fleeing the June 1940 arrival of Hitler's army in Paris, a young war widow and her two children are rescued from dive-bombing German fighters by a cocky, reckless teenager. He finds them refuge in an abandoned house, but despite the fact that ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, suspenseful, erotic ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, world war two, older woman teenage boy sex, wartime life, refugee, male nudity, survival, friendship, life is a bitch, love affair, teenage life, romance ...
Time: 1940s
Place: paris france, france, riviera, nice france, europe
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 7.8
 4K
Bomb Girls (2012)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Focusing on a group of women working in a munitions plant during World War II, this ensemble drama depicts the dangers and new experiences they face.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, stylized, tense
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, wartime life, working woman, strong female presence, factory, life is a bitch, sexism, workplace, society, gender, accident, woman ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: canada
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Female Agents (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 148 min.
Story: May 1944, a group of French servicewomen and resistance fighters are enlisted into the British Special Operations Executive commando group under the command of Louise Desfontaines and her brother Pierre. Their mission, to rescue a British army ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, french resistance, resistance, female agent, wartime life, rescue, betrayal, heroic mission, hospital, d day, spy, military ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, year 1944
Place: paris france, london, france, europe, england ...
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Out of the Ashes (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The real-life story of Gisella Perl, a Jewish Hungarian doctor imprisoned in the notorious Auschwitz death camp of World War II.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, wartime life, holocaust survivor, world war two, human spirit, life is a bitch, starting over, anti semitism, war, confined ...
Time: 1940s
Place: hungary, europe, usa
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The Crimson Field (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: In a tented field hospital on the coast of France, a team of doctors, nurses and women volunteers work together to heal the bodies and souls of men wounded in the trenches.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, melancholic, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war one, military hospital, nurse, army, wartime life, friendship, lifesaver, love triangle, nursing, french, german, love ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
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 7.3
 23K
Little Boy (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An eight-year-old boy is willing to do whatever it takes to end World War II so he can bring his father home. The story reveals the indescribable love a father has for his little boy and the love a son has for his father.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, sweet, sad ...
Plot: world war two, faith, war, spirituality, wartime life, wartime, coming of age, racial discrimination, survival, courage, against the odds, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: japan, usa, hiroshima japan
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 5.7
 2K
In Tranzit (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Russia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Nazi POWs suspected of heinous acts are locked up in a Soviet women's prison run by vengeful female guards. To weed out the guilty, the innocent must pay. Can supposed enemies turn into great loves? Based on a true post-World War II story, this ...
Style: sincere, uplifting, realistic, captivating, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: wartime life, world war two, soldier, captivity, against humanity, life is a bitch, prison life, genocide, society, confined, heroes, injustice ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two
Place: russia, europe, st. petersburg russia, ussr
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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008)
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 ...
Style: sad, emotional, touching, heartbreaking, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing
Plot: world war two, holocaust, concentration camp, jewish, war, childhood, nazi, friendship, boy, military, gas chamber, german ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, poland, europe, berlin germany, switzerland
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Nowhere in Africa (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A Jewish woman named Jettel Redlich flees Nazi Germany with her daughter Regina, to join her husband, Walter, on a farm in Kenya. At first, Jettel refuses to adjust to her new circumstances, bringing with her a set of china dishes and an evening ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, friendship, exile, anti semitism, childhood, culture clash, wartime life, adultery, family relations, understanding, survival ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: africa, kenya, germany, poland, israel ...
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 8.1
 24K
War & Peace (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 380 min.
TV show
Story: Sumptuous BBC mini-series following the fortunes and the rise and fall of five aristocratic families in the waning days of imperial Russia.
Style: captivating, epic, stylized, serious, emotional ...
Plot: imperial russia, society, napoleonic wars, inheritance, love story, love and romance, wartime life, illegitimate son, courage, aristocracy, fall in love, family ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
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The Sleeping Voice (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Pepita travels to Madrid to be near her sister Hortensia who is pregnant and in prison. Hortensia is sentenced to death. The execution will not be carried out until after the baby is delivered. Pepita tries everything to stay the execution, but when ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, emotional, serious, political ...
Plot: spanish civil war, wartime life, life is a bitch, political unrest, fall in love, woman in danger, sister sister relationship, society, love and romance, rebellion, dishonesty, against humanity ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe, madrid
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Tomorrow, When the War Began (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Ellie Linton, a teen from an Australian coastal town, leads her friends on an excursion to a camp deep in the woods, dubbed "Hell." Upon their return, the youths find that their town has been overrun by an enemy army, and their friends and ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: military, invasion, adventure, wartime life, teenager, survival, heroes, young heroes, hopes, life is a bitch, society, youth ...
Time: 21st century
Place: australia, new jersey
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Zhila-byla Odna Baba (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 150 min.
Story: История частной жизни одной женщины и четверых ее мужчин. Главная героиня - неграмотная крестьянка, и действие фильма начинается с ее ...
Style: realistic, stylized, serious, bleak, epic ...
Plot: village life, wartime life, revolution, village, state affairs, village people, countryside, rape, communism, social injustice, russian civil war, female nudity ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: russia, europe
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 6.4
 4K
Yanks (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA, West Germany
Duration: 138 min.
Story: During WWII, the United States set up army bases in Great Britain as part of the war effort. Against their proper sensibilities, many of the Brits don't much like the brash Yanks, especially when it comes to the G.I.s making advances on the ...
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic
Plot: world war two, soldier, wartime life, prejudice, racism, american abroad, couple relations, love affair, opposites attract, romance, war, infidelity ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: england, northern england, europe
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In the Crosswind (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Estonia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: June 14, 1941, 3 a.m. Over 40000 people from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are deported by Soviets to Siberia. Among them is a philosophy student Erna, a happily married mother of a little girl. Separated from her husband Erna and her daughter are ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: deportation, world war two, gulag, wartime life, ethnic cleansing, stalinism, getting home, life is a bitch, survival, family in danger, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941, 20th century, 50s
Place: siberia, russia, europe, estonia, ussr
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Stones for the Rampart (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 111 min.
Story: To be defeated and not be - a victory. This is the motto that life is guided by three young friends: Alek, Sophy and Rudy. Scouts, high school graduates high school in Warsaw drifting ambitious plans for the future broken through September 1939. ...
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, war, wartime life, life is a bitch, against the odds, daring rescue, prospector, wartime, resistance fighter, nazi occupation, resistance, german occupation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: poland, europe
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 7.5
 4K
Rose (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This harrowing tale of survival centers on Rose, a Masurian woman, whose German soldier husband was killed in the war, leaving her alone on their farm. A single woman had no defense against Russian soldiers who raped as a form of revenge, nor ...
Style: rough, realistic, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: wartime life, sexual abuse, world war two, soldier, countryside, life is a bitch, ex military, military, occupation, farm, rape, girl ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, post world war two, year 1945
Place: poland
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 7.5
 136K
The Book Thief (2013)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, USA
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: sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, sad ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, family outing, chick flick
Plot: world war two, holocaust, jewish, nazi, war, adoption, childhood, human spirit, nazi germany, life is a bitch, against humanity, nazism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1941, year 1939, year 1938 ...
Place: germany, europe
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The Dawns Here Are Quiet (1972)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Based on the eponymous book by Boris Vasilyev, the film is set in Karelia (North-West of Russia, near Finland) in 1941 during WWII. In a beautiful and quiet wilderness far from the front-line there is an anti-aircraft artillery point, where corporal ...
Style: disturbing, tragic ending, epic, sad, serious ...
Plot: world war two, soviet army, soldier, great patriotic war, wartime life, war, heroic mission, military life, military, friendship, escapades, female warrior ...
Time: year 1942
Place: ussr, russia
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Simon & the Oaks (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Norway
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Epic story about two families and their friendship and common destiny in Sweden's Gothenburg in the 1940s and 1950s. Told from the perspective of young Simon Larsson, who learns that he's an adopted child who has a Jewish father from ...
Style: realistic, tense, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: world war two, coming of age, wartime life, youth, family relations, friendship, society, culture clash, working class, boy, best friend, german history ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, post world war two, 50s
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
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The Edelweiss Pirates (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Im Kölner Stadtteil Ehrenfeld lebt eine Gruppe von Arbeiterkindern kurz vor Ende des Zweiten Weltkriegs ihren ganz eigenen Alltag. Die selbsternannten „Edelweißpiraten“ träumen von einer gerechten Welt und sehnen sich nach der unbeschwerten ...
Style: realistic, tense, captivating, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: resistance, wartime life, world war two, nazi germany, human spirit, young heroes, rebellion, idealism, captivity, rebelliousness, confined, against humanity ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, 20th century
Place: europe, germany
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 8K
The Cuckoo (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: September of 1944, a few days before Finland went out of the Second World War. A chained to a rock Finnish sniper-kamikadze Veikko managed to set himself free. Ivan, a captain of the Soviet Army, arrested by the Front Secret Police ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, thought provoking, political, melancholic ...
Plot: world war two, culture clash, understanding, wilderness, wartime life, anti war, russian, wartime, lapland, brutality, catastrophe, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: finland, russia, ussr, germany, siberia
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The Diary of Anne Frank (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 150 min.
TV show
Story: Called the most accurate adaptation of Anne Frank’s moving diary, the film chronicles the Frank family as they flee from the Nazis in Amsterdam. Hiding behind a bookcase in a secret annex with random bombs exploding, Anne faces friction with her ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, against humanity, nazism, world war two, diary, wartime life, survival, jewish, human spirit, life is a bitch, youth, confined ...
Time: 1940s
Place: holland, europe, netherlands, amsterdam
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Edges of the Lord (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, Poland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A 12-year-old Jewish boy hides with a family of Catholic peasant farmers to escape the Nazis.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Audience: date night, family outing
Plot: holocaust, world war two, wartime life, jewish, village, coming of age, human spirit, survival, hidden identity, fish out of water, anti semitism, against humanity ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: poland, europe, vatican
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 6.3
 503
Haven (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: This is the true story of a woman named Ruth Gruber who travels to Europe to help escort 1000 Jewish War victims to the United States. She comes to love and feel sorry for them all, and fights for their rights to live in America.
Style: emotional, uplifting, disturbing, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, wartime life, survival, rescue, deportation, anti semitism, immigrants, fighting the system, heroic mission, idealism, human spirit ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s
Place: europe, harvard university, belgrade, vienna, new york ...
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 4.9
 2K
Resistance (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: It is 1944 and the D-Day invasion has failed, Germany's army have successfully invaded England and the Nazi war-machine is now heading west towards Wales. A group of women in an isolated Welsh village near the English border wake up to ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: wartime life, missing person, espionage, life is a bitch, undercover, war, world war two, alternate universe, strong female presence, horse, german soldier, woman ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945, year 1944
Place: england
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 7.7
 77K
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, suspense, epic, erotic, psychological ...
Audience: date night
Plot: world war two, holocaust, jewish, spy, nazi, war, espionage, atrocity, life is a bitch, nazism, twists and turns, revenge ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, year 1944, year 1956, 20th century ...
Place: netherlands, holland, israel, germany, poland ...
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