Occupation movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant occupation movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, tense and melancholic films and TV shows about / with occupation, soldier, world war two, war, military, culture clash, life is a bitch, runaway, danger and wartime life plots mostly in Drama, War and Action genres shot in USA, Germany, France and other countries.
occupation movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as occupation: Colony (2016), Island at War (2004), Come and See (1985), Black Book (2006), Battle for Haditha (2007), Emperor (2012), Lemon Tree (2008), The Syrian Bride (2004), Winter in Wartime (2008), Paradise Now (2005).

List of occupation movies

Colony (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: In the near future a family must make difficult decisions as they balance staying together with trying to survive. They live in Los Angeles, which has been occupied by a force of outside intruders. While some people have chosen to collaborate with ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: rebellion, alien invasion, occupation, evil alien, space and aliens, family in danger, survival, resistance, parents and children, couple relations, deadly, rebelliousness ...
Time: future
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Island at War (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 540 min.
Story: Island at War is a British television series that tells the story of the German Occupation of the Channel Islands. It primarily focuses on three local families: the upper class Dorrs, the middle class Mahys and the working class Jonases, and four ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, stylized ...
Plot: occupation, war, world war two, island, wartime life, oppression, military, genocide, romance, against humanity, anti semitism, society ...
Place: england, europe
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Come and See (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 142 min.
Story: The invasion of a village in Byelorussia by German forces sends young Florya into the forest to join the weary Resistance fighters, against his family's wishes. There he meets a girl, Glasha, who accompanies him back to his village. On ...
Style: bleak, rough, thought provoking, serious, surreal ...
Plot: against humanity, atrocity, genocide, world war two, war crime, holocaust, occupation, surrealism, military, anti war, survival, war ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: russia, europe, soviet union, germany, poland
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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, psychological, epic, emotional, twists and turns ...
Plot: jewish, holocaust, nazism, world war two, atrocity, singer, life is a bitch, espionage, occupation, betrayal, trap, escape ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 40s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: holland, netherlands, europe, israel, belgium ...
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The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Ireland, UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Netherlands
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In 1920s Ireland young doctor Damien O'Donovan prepares to depart for a new job in a London hospital. As he says his goodbyes at a friend's farm, British Black and Tans arrive, and a young man is killed. Damien joins his brother Teddy in ...
Style: bleak, captivating, brutal, factual, bloody ...
Plot: civil war, ira, resistance, rebellion, politics, freedom, irish, torture, occupation, debate, injustice, rebel ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1910s, 70s
Place: ireland, england, europe, britain, boston ...
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Battle for Haditha (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An investigation of the massacre of 24 men, women and children in Haditha, Iraq allegedly shot by 4 U.S. Marines in retaliation for the death of a U.S. Marine killed by a roadside bomb. The movie follows the story of the Marines of Kilo Company, an ...
Style: tense, disturbing, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: marine, iraq war, military, attack, soldier, military life, war, culture clash, danger, vengeance, society, occupation ...
Time: contemporary, year 2005, 2000s, 21st century
Place: iraq, middle east
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Emperor (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: As the Japanese surrender at the end of WWII, Gen. Fellers is tasked with deciding if Emperor Hirohito will be hanged as a war criminal. Influencing his ruling is his quest to find Aya, an exchange student he met years earlier in the U.S.
Style: captivating, touching, thought provoking, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: emperor, investigation, war crime, occupation, war, politics, moral dilemma, political intrigue, japanese history, society, state affairs, ruler ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, russia, berlin germany ...
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Lemon Tree (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Israel, Germany, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Salma Zidane, a widow, lives simply from her grove of lemon trees in the West Bank's occupied territory. The Israeli defense minister and his wife move next door; the Secret Service orders the trees removed for security. The stoic Salma seeks ...
Style: uplifting, sincere, touching, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: injustice, terrorist, loneliness, occupation, widow, neighbor, human spirit, idealism, fighting the system, life is a bitch, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, palestine, middle east, palestinian authority, washington d.c. ...
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The Syrian Bride (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Germany, Israel
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In Majdal Shams, the largest Druze village in Golan Heights on the Israeli-Syrian border, the Druze bride Mona is engaged to get married with Tallel, a television comedian that works in the Revolution Studios in Damascus, Syria. They have never met ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: wedding, politics, occupation, arranged marriage, culture clash, love and romance, human spirit, reconciliation, couple relations, hopes, parents and children, family tradition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, israel, syria
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Winter in Wartime (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 103 min.
Story: During World War II in the freezing Netherlands winter of 1944/1945 the western Netherlands are in the grip of a famine. Many people move east to provide for their families. Fourteen year old Michiel can't wait to join the Dutch resistance, to ...
Style: tense, exciting, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, nazism, resistance, execution, coming of age, occupation, nazi, wartime life, adventure, military, german, danger ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: netherlands, europe, holland
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Paradise Now (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Palestine, France, Germany, Netherlands, Israel
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Paradise Now is filmed from the perspective of two Palestinian men who are preparing to perform a suicide attack in Israel. This is the first film to deal with the subject of suicide bombers.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, bleak, rough, controversial ...
Plot: terrorism, israeli palestinian conflict, suicide, freedom, politics, bomb, friendship, self sacrifice, occupation, destiny, introspection, mission gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, palestine, palestinian authority, tel aviv israel ...
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Max Manus: Man of War (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Norway, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Max Manus is a Norwegian 2008 biographic war film based on the real events of the life of resistance fighter Max Manus (1914–96), after his contribution in the Winter War against the Soviet Union. The story follows Manus through the outbreak of ...
Style: tense, serious, atmospheric, factual, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: resistance, world war two, escape, injury, manhunt, fear, nazism, soldier, depression, loss of friend, occupation, terrorism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: norway, europe, scotland, stockholm sweden, finland ...
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Red Dawn (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A city in Washington state awakens to the surreal sight of foreign paratroopers dropping from the sky - shockingly, the U.S. has been invaded and their hometown is the initial target. Quickly and without warning, the citizens find themselves ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, intense, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: survival, invasion, danger, patriotism, heroic mission, save the day, war, escapades, super weapon, graphic violence, brutality, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, washington d.c., russia, latin america, tokyo ...
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Occupied (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Norway, Sweden
Duration: 45 min.
Story: In the near future, Norway is occupied by Russia on behalf of the European Union, due to the fact that the newly elected environmental friendly Norwegian government has stopped the all important oil- and gas-production in the North Sea.
Style: serious, disturbing, suspense, exciting
Plot: occupation, alternate reality, ecological disaster, danger, greed, resistance, anxiety, invasion, save the world, rebel, oil, moral dilemma ...
Place: norway, europe, russia
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The Resistance (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: China
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In 1937, Japan began their invasion of China by murdering over 300,000 people in the capital of Nanjing. The atrocities committed against women and their daughters are especially barbaric. One of them is Xiaoyun, a peasant girl who fights with the ...
Style: exciting, captivating, entertaining, tense, realistic ...
Plot: genocide, war, assassination, revenge, ninja, resistance, occupation, vengeance, wartime life, martial arts, protection, world war two ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: china, usa, asia, japan
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My Way (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Jun-shik, who works for Tatsuo’s grandfather’s farm while Korea is colonized by Japan, dreams about participating in the Tokyo Olympics as a marathon runner. Tatsuo also aims to become a marathon runner, so the two become rivals. But the war ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, rough, realistic
Plot: world war two, military life, battles, captivity, life is a bitch, military, confined, squad, occupation, recruit, rivalry, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: korea, south korea, normandy, france, russia ...
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Miracle at St. Anna (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Miracle at St. Anna chronicles the story of four American soldiers who are members of the all-black 92nd "Buffalo Soldier" Division stationed in Tuscany, Italy during World War II.
Style: sincere, rough, suspenseful, epic, intense ...
Plot: soldier, world war two, war, partisan, military, village, behind enemy lines, racism, war crime, battles, interracial relations, military life ...
Time: 1940s, 80s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944 ...
Place: italy, europe, new york, rome italy, florence italy ...
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A Secret (2007)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In 1953, a sensitive French boy finds out from a neighbor that his family's Jewish. François Grimbert becomes a physician, and gradually peels the layers of his buried family history which resulted in his difficult upbringing, raised as ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, wartime life, occupation, crimes, missing person, against humanity, family disapproval, haunted by the past, wedding preparations and rituals, toys, ex athlete ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 50s
Place: europe, paris france
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The Great Raid (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 132 min.
Story: As World War II rages, the elite Sixth Ranger Battalion is given a mission of heroic proportions: push 30 miles behind enemy lines and liberate over 500 American prisoners of war.
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, harsh, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue mission, world war two, war, military, pow, escape attempt, massacre, military life, against the odds, human spirit, behind enemy lines, daring rescue ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: the philippines, asia, manila philippines, pearl harbor, japan ...
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Closely Watched Trains (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In a small town still occupied by the Germans as World War II's tide is turning toward the Allies, apprentice train-watcher Milos is oblivious to the war. Instead, he is obsessed with having his first sexual experience. Despite the favors of ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, atmospheric, talky ...
Plot: world war two, coming of age, politics, resistance, occupation, war, wartime life, village life, communism, storytelling, virginity, village ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: czech republic, europe, prague czechoslovakia, prague, germany ...
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In Darkness (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland, Germany, Canada
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A dramatization of one man's rescue of Jewish refugees in the Nazi-occupied Polish city of Lvov. In Darkness tells the true story of Leopold Soha who risks his own life to save a dozen people from certain death. Initially only interested in his ...
Style: disturbing, sincere, uplifting, harsh, realistic ...
Plot: jewish, holocaust, thief, atrocity, german, survival, tunnel, underground, refugee, unwanted pregnancy, mistrust, sewer ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945, year 2008
Place: poland, europe, germany, israel
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Sarah's Key (2010)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: On the night of 16 July 1942, ten year old Sarah and her parents are being arrested and transported to the Velodrome d'Hiver in Paris where thousands of other jews are being send to get deported. Sarah however managed to lock her little brother ...
Style: captivating, emotional, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, nazism, world war two, investigation, haunted by the past, journalism, family secret, crimes, against humanity, confined, occupation, introspection ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary ...
Place: france, europe, new york, paris france, manhattan new york city
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Silent Wedding (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Romania, Luxembourg, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In a small village of Communist-era Romania a young couple wish to marry, but Joseph Stalin dies the night prior to their wedding ceremony forcing the bride and groom to marry in silence.
Style: dark humor, semi serious, humorous, realistic, surreal ...
Plot: communism, village, wedding preparations and rituals, injustice, parents and children, occupation, fighting the system, family life, dictatorship, couple relations, chaos and mayhem, against the rules ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: romania, europe, soviet union
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Katyn (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An examination of the Soviet slaughter of thousands of Polish officers and citizens in the Katyn forest in 1940.
Style: disturbing, heartbreaking, sentimental, sad, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, war crime, nazism, survival, war, captivity, military life, life is a bitch, missing person, against humanity, confined, military ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1940
Place: poland, russia, europe, soviet union, germany ...
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The Bubble (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The movie follows a group of young friends in the city of Tel Aviv and is as much a love song to the city as it is an exploration of the claim that people in Tel Aviv are isolated from the rest of the country and the turmoil it's going through. ...
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, gay relationship, forbidden love, fall in love, love affair, romance, society, lifestyle, understanding, occupation, civil rights, political unrest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, jerusalem, jordan, tel aviv israel
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The Promise (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, War
Country: UK
Duration: 356 min.
Story: A young British girl travels to Israel/Palestine, retracing the steps of her grandfather - a British soldier stationed there in the 1940s.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, jewish, soldier, diary, military, wartime life, military life, political unrest, youth, life is a bitch, occupation, society ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 40s ...
Place: israel, middle east, palestinian authority, palestine
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Sand Castle (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Set during the occupation of Iraq, a squad of U.S. soldiers try to protect a small village.
Style: thought provoking, melancholic, tense, captivating, rough
Plot: small village, occupation, military, soldier, male objectification, military base, pubic hair, male in shower, taking a shower, netflix, human, shower
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: iraq
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The Third Half (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Sport, War
Country: Czech Republic, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Spitz is the German-Jewish coach of the football team Macedonia during World War II. Under his leadership, the team fights to become the champion of Bulgaria's National Football League
Style: sentimental, uplifting, captivating, emotional, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: holocaust, soccer, ambition, family disapproval, love affair, human spirit, forbidden love, championship, society, true love, love and romance, against humanity ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, macedonia, bulgaria
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Top Secret! (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Popular and dashing American singer Nick Rivers travels to East Germany to perform in a music festival. When he loses his heart to the gorgeous Hillary Flammond, he finds himself caught up in an underground resistance movement. Rivers joins forces ...
Style: not serious, humorous, funny, absurd, light ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: parody, espionage, prisoner, goofy hero, heroic mission, daring rescue, selflessness, undercover, double agent, occupation, disorder, musical tour ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: east germany, germany
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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: realistic, rough, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: soldier, countryside, sexual abuse, wartime life, life is a bitch, military, survival, ex military, danger, occupation, farm, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1945
Place: poland
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