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, world war two, life is a bitch, society, military, friendship, soldier, family relations and courage 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: Defiance (2008), The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008), Tomorrow, When the War Began (2010), Aimee & Jaguar (1999), Bomb Girls (2012), We Were Soldiers (2002), Land Girls (2009), Suite Française (2014), Testament of Youth (2014), The Sleeping Voice (2011).

List of wartime life movies

 7.2
 142K
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: emotional, epic, sincere, realistic, intense ...
Plot: world war two, wartime life, partisan, holocaust, survival, nazi, jewish, rebellion, camp, judaism, russian, jews ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1941
Place: poland, europe, germany, israel, russia
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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, 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: touching, heartbreaking, emotional, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: kids
Plot: world war two, holocaust, concentration camp, jewish, against humanity, childhood, friendship, war, nazism, gas chamber, atrocity, wartime life ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, poland, europe, switzerland, berlin germany
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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, serious, rough, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: invasion, survival, wartime life, adventure, heroes, danger, young heroes, hopes, life is a bitch, rescue, society, youth ...
Time: 21st century
Place: australia, new jersey
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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: sexy, thought provoking, sincere, sexual, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, lesbian love, gays and lesbians, lesbian mother, wartime life, woman in danger, world war two, lesbian interest, nazi, against the odds, infidelity ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944, year 1943 ...
Place: germany, berlin germany, 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, stylized, serious, tense
Audience: girls' night
Plot: strong female presence, wartime life, working woman, world war two, factory, life is a bitch, sexism, workplace, society, gender, accident, feminism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: canada
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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, realistic, sincere, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, military, battles, war, heroes, military life, battlefield, u.s. army, wartime life, heroic mission, army ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, iraq
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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, 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, siblings relations, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: england, europe
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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: emotional, captivating, realistic, serious, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, world war two, nazi occupation, german soldier, fall in love, german officer, love and romance, war, nazi officer, soldier, military, adultery ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1940, 18th century
Place: france, europe, germany, paris france, england ...
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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, love affair, love and romance, nurse, poetry, wartime, compassion, nursing ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1914, year 1918, 19th century ...
Place: oxford university, england, london, europe, flanders ...
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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, serious, emotional, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: wartime life, death sentence, life is a bitch, political unrest, woman in danger, fall in love, society, family relations, civil war, false accusation, rebellion, love and romance ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: spain, europe, madrid
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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, serious, stylized, bleak, epic ...
Plot: village life, wartime life, revolution, village, state affairs, life is a bitch, bolshevik, illiteracy, countryside, village people, world war one, rape ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s, 1900s
Place: russia, europe
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 8.2
 3K
Home Fires (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The story of a group of inspirational women in a rural Cheshire community with the shadow of World War II casting a dark cloud over their lives. As the conflict takes hold and separates the women from their husbands, fathers, sons and brothers, the ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, psychological, touching
Plot: strong female presence, village, world war two, wartime life, society, life is a bitch, social relations, friends, female protagonist, village life, british, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 30s, 40s, 1930s
Place: england, europe
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 8.2
 44K
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, harsh ...
Plot: war, anti war, wartime life, village, gun, bullet wound, life is a bitch, human nature, confined, rivalry, elderly, isolation ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1992
Place: georgia (former ussr), europe, estonia, caucasus, eastern europe ...
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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, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, wartime life, understanding, friendship, family relations, exile, farm, culture clash, starting over, human nature, hopes ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: africa, kenya, germany, poland, israel
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 7.1
 20K
9th Company (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Russia, Ukraine, Finland
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: dramatic, rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, war, ambush, battles, basic training, officers and cadets, death, escapades, wartime life, friendship, military life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988
Place: afghanistan, russia, ussr, soviet union, middle east
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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, suspenseful, melancholic ...
Plot: nurse, military hospital, wartime life, friendship, army, world war one, love triangle, lifesaver, french, nursing, 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, 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, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: world war two, wartime life, soldier, racism, prejudice, love affair, couple relations, infidelity, forbidden love, opposites attract, war, romance ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, northern england
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Two Hearts as One (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Turkey
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A look inside the story of two newlyweds who are parted from each other and spend the next half-century of their lives trying to reunite.
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, non-linear, touching ...
Plot: love, life is a bitch, wartime life, love affair, husband wife reunion, world war two, marriage, caucasian, labor camp, couples, flashback, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1940s, 40s, 1990s ...
Place: europe, turkey, kazakhstan
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 8.1
 22K
War & Peace (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 379 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, stylized, epic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: aristocracy, love and romance, society, imperial russia, love story, wartime life, state affairs, fall in love, war, couple relations, tragic love, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
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 7.5
 33K
Stalingrad (1993)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 134 min.
Story: "Stalingrad" follows the progress of a German Platoon through the brutal fighting of the Battle of Stalingrad. After having half their number wiped out and after being placed under the command of a sadistic Captain, the Lieutenant of the ...
Style: epic, rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, soldier, nazism, german, survival, starvation, russian, military life, battles, wehrmacht ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1943, year 1942
Place: russia, europe, italy, germany, poland ...
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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, captivating, serious, talky
Plot: world war two, soldier, wartime life, danger, disobey, diplomacy, race against time, sabotage, french resistance, obedience, demolished city, german occupation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: paris france, france, europe, sweden
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The Color of War (2001)
Genre: History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 780 min.
TV show
Story: A series featuring actual color footage of World War II.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, wartime life, military, battle zone, journalism, life is a bitch, war, against humanity, battles, archive footage, combat, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s
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 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: realistic, sincere, uplifting, captivating, serious ...
Plot: soldier, wartime life, captivity, against humanity, life is a bitch, confined, heroes, society, prison life, genocide, injustice, world war two ...
Time: post world war two, 1940s
Place: soviet union, ussr, russia, st. petersburg russia, europe
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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, bleak ...
Plot: war, wartime life, rivalry, political unrest, love affair, anti war, love and romance, tragic hero, deadly, society, hidden identity, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 1940s, 2000s
Place: japan, china, shanghai, asia, shanghai china
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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, realistic, humorous, clever
Plot: world war two, resistance, military, village, wartime life, captivity, rebelliousness, rebellion, confined, culture clash, comedy of errors, fish out of water ...
Time: 1940s
Place: china, japan, asia
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 7.4
 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, touching, semi serious, emotional, sweet ...
Plot: world war two, war, wartime life, against the odds, spirituality, faith, little boy, kids in trouble, wartime, survival, courage, family ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: japan, usa, hiroshima japan
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Fall of the Innocent (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 126 min.
Story: With the Nazi takeover of Europe underway, the Reich Protector Reinhard Heydrich arrives in Prague and his underlings begin enforcing his authority in the towns and villages across the occupied country. In Lidice, the film's main protagonist, ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, emotional, bleak
Plot: nazi occupation, assassination, world war two, holocaust, mass murder, political repression, life is a bitch, wartime life, heroic mission, war, against humanity, deadly ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: czechoslovakia, czech republic, prague
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 6.6
 3K
Olga (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Brazil
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Based upon the true story of Olga Benário, the German-born wife of Brazilian communist leader Luís Carlos Prestes. During the dictatorship of Getúlio Vargas (1930-1945) she was arrested and sent to Nazi Germany, where she was put to death in a ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: world war two, nazi germany, concentration camp, rebellion, life is a bitch, wartime life, couple relations, love affair, revolution, against humanity, war, romance ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: germany, europe, brazil
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Cinema, Aspirins and Vultures (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 99 min.
Story: 1942, in the middle of Northeastern Brazil, two very different men meet along the road: Johan, an aspirin salesman avoiding the German draft, and Ranulpho, a rural Brazilian seeking escape from the drought.
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Plot: on the road, starting over, adventure, friendship, wartime life, society, human nature, political unrest, totalitarianism, escapades, life is a bitch, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: brazil, latin america, germany, europe, northeast brazil
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 6.6
 2K
Dresden (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 176 min.
Story: At a Dresden hospital in 1945, nurse Anna Mauth (Felicitas Woll) cares for badly injured British pilot Robert Newman (John Light), whom Anna believes to be a German deserter. As Allied forces close in, Anna grows close to Robert despite her ...
Style: touching, serious, captivating, tense, realistic
Plot: bombing, military, wartime life, moral dilemma, survival, love affair, behind enemy lines, fall in love, military life, romance, danger, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: germany, europe
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