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, emotional, captivating, touching and dramatic films and TV shows about / with wartime life, war, life is a bitch, world war two, society, friendship, military, soldier, courage and family relations plots mostly in Drama, War and History genres shot in UK, Germany, Russia and other countries.
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wartime life movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as wartime life: Aimee & Jaguar (1999), The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008), Land Girls (2009), Frontier (2018), Testament of Youth (2014), We Were Soldiers (2002), Zhila-byla Odna Baba (2011), Tangerines (2013), Nowhere in Africa (2001), War and Peace (2007).

List of wartime life movies

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: sexy, thought provoking, controversial, sexual, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, lesbian love, gays and lesbians, lesbian relationship, wartime life, lesbian mother, woman in danger, world war two, lesbian interest, against the odds, infidelity, society ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1999, year 1943
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe
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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (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: emotional, touching, heartbreaking, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holocaust, jewish, concentration camp, world war two, against humanity, friendship, childhood, nazi, nazi germany, wartime life, nazism, young heroes ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, poland, europe, switzerland, berlin germany
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 7.0
 2K
Land Girls (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 225 min.
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, atmospheric, psychological, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: wartime life, world war two, life is a bitch, military, family relations, strong female presence, soldier, friendship, rise and fall, love, friends, farm ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: england, europe
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 5.3
 340
Frontier (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Sci-Fi, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Michael's perfect life changes dramatically when he discovers a portal wich allows him to travel in time. He travels back to the World War II to go through the quest of time and find his one and only beloved.
Style: exciting, uplifting, serious, rough
Plot: wartime life, great patriotic war, time travel, love, battles, personal growth, battle zone, survival, military life, self sacrifice, heroic mission, courage
Time: 1940s
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Testament of Youth (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Denmark
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Testament of Youth is a powerful story of love, war and remembrance, based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain, which has become the classic testimony of that war from a woman’s point of view. A searing journey from youthful hopes and ...
Style: touching, serious, captivating, stylized, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war one, war, period piece, life is a bitch, wartime life, wartime, love and romance, love affair, nurse, poetry, nursing, compassion ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1914, year 1918, 19th century ...
Place: oxford university, england, london, europe, flanders ...
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We Were Soldiers (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany, France
Duration: 138 min.
Story: The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War and the soldiers on both sides that fought it.
Style: factual, serious, suspenseful, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, military life, military, battles, heroes, battle, wartime life, death, ambush, explosion, war ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, iraq
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Zhila-byla Odna Baba (2011)
Genre: Drama
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: serious, bleak, stylized, epic, realistic ...
Plot: wartime life, revolution, village life, life is a bitch, rape, society, world war one, state affairs, village, illiteracy, countryside, ripping clothes ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 20s, 1900s
Place: russia, europe
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 8.2
 36K
Tangerines (2013)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Estonia, Georgia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: War in Abkhazia 1990. An Estonian man Ivo has stayed behind to harvest his crops of tangerines. In a bloody conflict at his door, a wounded man is left behind, and Ivo is forced to take him in.
Style: thought provoking, tense, touching, bleak, serious ...
Plot: anti war, wartime life, war, village, gun, bullet wound, life is a bitch, human nature, isolation, mistrust, rivalry, elderly ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1992
Place: georgia (former ussr), europe, estonia, georgia, caucasus ...
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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: touching, sincere, emotional, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, wartime life, friendship, understanding, family relations, exile, farm, culture clash, starting over, hopes, human nature ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: kenya, africa, germany, poland, israel
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War and Peace (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Russia, Poland
Duration: 394 min.
Story: War and Peace delineates in graphic detail events leading up to the French invasion of Russia, and the impact of the Napoleonic era on Tsarist society, as seen through the eyes of five Russian aristocratic families. Portions of an earlier version of ...
Style: captivating, stylized, epic, emotional, romantic ...
Plot: aristocracy, love, tragic love, wartime life, war, love triangle, romance, true love, social differences, couple relations, invasion, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
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 7.1
 19K
9th Company (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Finland, Russia, Ukraine
Duration: 139 min.
Story: The picture opens in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, in late 1988, when military trainees Petrovsky, Ryaba, Chugun, Stas, Pinochet, Lyutev and Vorobyev are whipped into shape at a training camp by the brutal, sadistic commander, Warrant Officer Dygalo - prior ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, war, officers and cadets, basic training, death, battles, ambush, wartime life, military life, friendship, boot camp ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988
Place: afghanistan, soviet union, russia, middle east
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The Crimson Field (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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, emotional, realistic, melancholic, suspenseful ...
Plot: nurse, wartime life, military hospital, friendship, army, world war one, lifesaver, love triangle, nursing, french, german, doctors and patients ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: france, europe
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 6.4
 3K
Yanks (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
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, realistic, emotional
Plot: world war two, wartime life, soldier, racism, prejudice, couple relations, love affair, opposites attract, war, romance, infidelity, forbidden love ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, northern england
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 8.2
 19K
War & Peace (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 379 min.
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, stylized, epic, serious, realistic ...
Plot: aristocracy, love and romance, society, war, wartime life, state affairs, fall in love, couple relations, love story, courage, battles, battle ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
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 7.1
 5K
Beanpole (2019)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Set in post-WWII Leningrad as two female soldiers return from war and attempt to rebuild their lives in the ravaged city.
Style: heartbreaking, rough, compassionate, sad
Plot: post world war two, wartime life, life is a bitch, hopes, city in ruins, struggle for survival, survival, sex scene, ruin, devastation, saving a life, ruins ...
Time: year 1945
Place: st. petersburg russia
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 7.2
 135K
Defiance (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Based on a true story, during World War II, four Jewish brothers escape their Nazi-occupied homeland of West Belarus in Poland and join the Soviet partisans to combat the Nazis. The brothers begin the rescue of roughly 1,200 Jews still trapped in ...
Style: epic, emotional, sincere, intense, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, survival, jewish, rebellion, camp, partisan, russian, jews, wartime life, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1941
Place: poland, europe, germany, israel, russia
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 7.1
 5K
Diplomacy (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The night of August 24, 1944. The fate of Paris is in the hands of General von Choltitz, governor of Grand Paris, who is preparing, on Hitler’s orders, to blow up the French capital. The descendent of a long line of Prussian military men, the ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, talky
Plot: world war two, soldier, wartime life, danger, disobey, race against time, diplomacy, french resistance, sabotage, german occupation, obedience, death ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: paris france, france, europe, sweden
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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, bleak ...
Plot: wartime life, political unrest, woman in danger, fall in love, life is a bitch, false accusation, love and romance, against humanity, family relations, society, rebellion, civil war ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 1930s
Place: spain, europe, madrid
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The Color of War (2001)
Genre: History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 780 min.
Story: A series featuring actual color footage of World War II.
Style: disturbing, serious, thought provoking, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: wartime life, military, battle zone, journalism, life is a bitch, against humanity, war, archive footage, world war two, media, society, state affairs ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s
Is relevant ?
 5.8
 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: uplifting, sincere, realistic, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: soldier, wartime life, life is a bitch, against humanity, captivity, prison life, society, genocide, heroes, confined, injustice, world war two ...
Time: 1940s
Place: soviet union, russia, europe, st. petersburg russia
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Purple Butterfly (2003)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: China, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Ding Hui is a member of Purple Butterfly, a powerful resistance group in Japanese occupied Shanghai. An unexpected encounter reunites her with Itami, an ex-lover... and officer with a secret police unit tasked with dismantling Purple Butterfly.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: japanese occupation, war, wartime life, rivalry, love and romance, love affair, life is a bitch, society, anti war, hidden identity, political unrest, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 1940s, 2000s
Place: japan, china, shanghai, asia, shanghai china
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 7.8
 4K
Bomb Girls (2012)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
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: captivating, realistic, serious, stylized, tense
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, strong female presence, factory, wartime life, life is a bitch, sexism, workplace, working woman, accident, society, gender, feminism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: canada
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Devils on the Doorstep (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: China
Duration: 139 min.
Story: During the Japanese occupation of China, two prisoners are dumped in a peasant's home in a small town. The owner is bullied into keeping the prisoners until the next New Year, at which time they will be collected. The village leaders convene to ...
Style: semi serious, atmospheric, humorous, realistic, clever
Plot: world war two, military, resistance, village, wartime life, confined, captivity, rebelliousness, rebellion, life is a bitch, nothing goes right, fish out of water ...
Time: 1940s
Place: china, asia, japan
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 7.4
 22K
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, touching, emotional, sweet, semi serious ...
Plot: world war two, war, wartime life, against the odds, spirituality, faith, little boy, kids in trouble, wartime, survival, courage, family ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: usa, japan, hiroshima japan
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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: suspenseful, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: wartime life, life is a bitch, against the odds, danger, war, daring rescue, world war two
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe
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Beyond the Front Line (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A movie based on real wartime diaries tells the story of the Swedish speaking Finns' infantry regiment 61. The story follows the regiment during the Continuation War from 1942 to 1944 and from Syväri to the Karelian Isthmus where they faced ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: world war two, military, wartime life, heroic mission, state affairs, chaos and mayhem, against humanity, soldier, battles, politics, war, infantrymen ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: russia, finland, europe
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Bulgarian Rhapsody (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bulgaria, Israel
Duration: 108 min.
Story: the story of two adolescents, Moni and Zhozho, who meet 17-year-old Zheni in 1943 and with whom both fell in love. The events that follow unfold while Bulgaria has to decide on the deportation of 11 343 Jewish citizens in Macedonia and Thrace.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, touching, emotional, serious ...
Plot: on the run, friendship, wartime life, fall in love, teenage love, society, teenage life, youth, anti semitism, love and romance, world war two, coming of age ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: bulgaria
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The Passing Bells (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Poland
Story: At the outbreak of war, two teenage boys defy their parents to sign up.
Style: realistic, epic, captivating, serious, psychological ...
Plot: world war one, wartime life, soldier, military, battlefield, battles, life is a bitch, hopes, danger, friendship, youth, battle zone ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe
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The Bridges of Sarajevo (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Switzerland, Italy, Portugal, Bulgaria, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Thirteen European directors explore the theme of Sarajevo; what this city has represented in European history over the past hundred years, and what Sarajevo stands for today in Europe. These eminent filmmakers of different generations and origins ...
Style: serious, disturbing, thought provoking, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: politics, wartime life, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, political unrest, anti war, society, state affairs, world war one, archive footage, female director
Time: 20th century
Place: bosnia
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Halima's Path (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In order to recover the body of her son lost during the war in Bosnia, a grieving, but strong-willed Muslim woman, Halima, must track down her estranged niece, who we find carries a mysterious connection to him.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: adoption, wartime life, loss of son, life is a bitch, parents and children, muslim, family relations, un, bodies, search, missing person, adopted son ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 20th century
Place: bosnia
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