Post world war two movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant post world war two movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out tense, realistic, serious, captivating, suspense and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with world war two, husband wife relationship, love, death, murder, family relations, jewish, father son relationship, post war and friendship plots mostly in Drama, War and History genres shot in Germany, USA, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as post world war two: Liquidation (2007), Beanpole (2019), The Aftermath (2019), Land of Mine (2015), Labyrinth of Lies (2014), The Last Vermeer (2019), From the Land of the Moon (2016), The Hessen Conspiracy (2009), The Secrets We Keep (2020), The Thief (1997).

List of post world war two movies

Liquidation (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: Russia, Ukraine
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The year is 1946. World War II is over, but it doesn't mean that there is no one to fight with. The post-war city of Odessa is ruled by serial killer prison-escapees and former Nazi collaborators. Fallen into disfavor, Marshal Zhoukov is sent ...
Style: atmospheric, disturbing, captivating, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: fighting crime, saboteur, gang, crime boss, murder, crimes, showdown, military officer, organized crime, outlaw gang, criminal, crime spree ...
Time: post world war two, 1940s
Place: ukraine
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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: wartime life, life is a bitch, post traumatic stress disorder, hopes, struggle for survival, survival, city in ruins, sex scene, devastation, saving a life, hopelessness, ruins ...
Time: post world war two, year 1945, 1940s
Place: st. petersburg russia, russia, ussr
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The Aftermath (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Germany, UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In the aftermath of World War II, a British colonel and his wife are assigned to live in Hamburg during the post-war reconstruction, but tensions arise with the German widower who lives with them.
Style: realistic, melancholic, serious, sad, romantic ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: cheating wife, horny wife, adultery, sex scene, post war germany, grief, cheating on husband, love hate relationship, infidelity, extramarital affair, husband wife relationship, love triangle ...
Time: post world war two, 1940s, year 1943, year 1942, year 1945 ...
Place: hamburg germany, northern germany, alps, london
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Land of Mine (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Denmark, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the days following the surrender of Germany in May 1945, a group of young German prisoners of war were handed over to the Danish authorities and subsequently sent out to the West Coast, where they were ordered to remove the more than two million ...
Style: suspense, emotional, brutal, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: german soldier, minefield, pow, soldier, world war two, war crime, nazi, child soldier, moral dilemma, teenager, military officer, abuse of power ...
Time: post world war two, 1940s, year 1945, 20th century, future
Place: denmark, germany
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Labyrinth of Lies (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A young prosecutor in postwar West Germany investigates a massive conspiracy to cover up the Nazi pasts of prominent public figures.
Style: serious, disturbing, captivating, thought provoking, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: holocaust, nazi war criminal, nazi, prosecutor, investigation, justice, lawyer, genocide, idealism, fighting the system, uncover truth, against humanity ...
Time: post world war two, 20th century, 50s, year 1963, year 1958
Place: germany, west germany, frankfurt germany, berlin germany
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The Last Vermeer (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A soldier and member of the Dutch resistance investigates stolen art in the wake of the Second World War, including a Vermeer sold to the Nazis by a flamboyant forger.
Style: disturbing, suspense, captivating
Plot: painter, investigation, forgery, art, collaboration, nazism, conspiracy, soldier, mystery, nazi collaborator, accusation, world war two ...
Time: post world war two, year 1945
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From the Land of the Moon (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, Canada, Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An adaptation of Milena Agus' eponymous novel set after WWII, "Mal de Pierres" ("Mal di Pietre") spans 20 years, following the destiny of a passionate, free-spirited woman who is in a loveless marriage and falls for another ...
Style: twists and turns, psychological, sexy, suspense, tense
Plot: female protagonist, love, husband wife relationship, war veteran, loveless marriage, unrequited love, female nudity, baby, marriage, soldier, doctor, delusional woman ...
Time: post world war two, 50s
Place: provence, south of france, france, alps
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The Hessen Conspiracy (2009)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Belgium, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In 1945 a group of victorious American officers discover a stash of German jewels and try to fence them in New York.
Style: twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, army investigation, military, gangsters, dishonesty, law enforcement, criminal heroes, power relations, cons and scams, american soldier, jewelry, treasure ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, 20th century, year 1945
Place: europe, usa, germany, new york
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The Secrets We Keep (2020)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In post-World War II America, a woman, rebuilding her life in the suburbs with her husband, kidnaps her neighbor and seeks vengeance for the heinous war crimes she believes he committed against her.
Style: suspense, tense, rough, emotional, suspenseful ...
Plot: holocaust, vengeance, husband wife relationship, revenge, murder, captive, concentration camp, tragic past, moral dilemma, secret past, abduction, human relationship ...
Time: post world war two, year 1959, year 1946
Place: romania, europe, bucharest, greece, colorado ...
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The Thief (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1946, a soldier fathers a child then dies before its birth. Jump to 1952: on a train, the child and his mother meet a handsome soldier who makes a play for her. She accepts. Posing as a married family, the soldier finds them a rooming house where ...
Style: bleak, realistic, sincere, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: soldier, betrayal, family relations, crimes, parents and children, cons and scams, russian, death, single parent, dishonesty, love, prison ...
Time: 50s, post world war two, 20th century, 1940s, year 1952 ...
Place: russia, black sea, siberia, new jersey
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The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: During the thrilling social change of the mid-1950s, four remarkable women who previously served secretly during WWII as code-breakers, turn their skills to solving murders overlooked by police. In the process they are plunged into fascinating ...
Style: unusual plot structure, captivating, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Plot: team, fighting crime, partners, investigation, society, murder, uncover truth, crimes, track down, law enforcement, evidence, police investigation ...
Time: post world war two, 50s
Place: san francisco
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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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: amateur detective, riddles and clues, investigation, crime investigation, crimes, code breaking, murder, post war, intelligence, innocence, mystery, court ...
Time: 50s, post world war two, 20th century
Place: england
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Homefront (1991)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Homefront is an American television drama series created and produced by Lynn Marie Latham and Bernard Lechowick in association with Warner Bros. Television for ABC. The show was set in the fictional city of River Run, Ohio in 1945, 1946, and 1947. ...
Style: sentimental, clever, serious, realistic
Plot: funeral, family relations, radio, baseball, coach, prejudice, small town, interracial relations, racism, soldier, sport, couples ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two
Place: ohio, usa
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The Windermere Children (2020)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The story of the pioneering project to rehabilitate child survivors of the Holocaust on the shores of Lake Windermere.
Style: sincere, rough, sentimental, touching, contemplative
Plot: kindness, concentration camp survivor, jewish, compassion, childhood trauma, recovery, friendship, counselor, world war two, letter, country house, refugee ...
Time: post world war two
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The Words (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The Words follows young writer Rory Jansen who finally achieves long sought after literary success after publishing the next great American novel. There's only one catch - he didn't write it. As the past comes back to haunt him and his ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, emotional, psychological, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: writer's life, writers, white male black female relationship, aspiring writer, romance, guilt, moral dilemma, ambitious, haunted by the past, rising to stardom, ambition, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, post world war two, contemporary
Place: usa, paris france, france
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One War (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: May, 8, 1945. Maxim Prokhorov, major of People's Commissariat of Internal Affairs, arrives at a small northern island. There live eleven people: five young women, five children from one to three years, and the captain Karp Nichiporuk. The young ...
Style: disturbing, sincere, captivating
Plot: island, boat, family problems, dysfunctional family, social problems, wartime, society, social misfits, women, military, life is a bitch, family relations ...
Time: post world war two, year 1945
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The Restaurant (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Monday May 7, 1945 – the Second World War finally comes to an end and a new, brighter future beckons. In the midst of central Stockholm celebrations, two strangers come together with a quick kiss, parting company immediately after. Upper-class ...
Style: family saga, captivating, light, stylized, visually appealing ...
Plot: family business, brother brother relationship, male female relationship, mother son relationship, restaurant, mother daughter relationship, sexism, family relations, anti semitism, class differences, chef, dancing ...
Time: 50s, post world war two, 60s, 70s, 1940s
Place: stockholm sweden, eastern europe
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A Man is Dead (2018)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 66 min.
Story: Brest, 1950. The war ended five years ago and nothing remains of the city. Massive bombings and intense fighting lasting more than a month turned the city, its docks, its arsenal, into ashes. Thousands of workers will build it up again, brick by ...
Style: thought provoking, exciting, visually appealing, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: communism, working conditions, class struggle, strike, working class, worker, french politics, war, communist, police violence, labor union, funeral ...
Time: year 1950, post world war two
Place: france
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Der verlorene Bruder (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A boy feels neglected by his parents because they grieve for his older brother, who went missing in the aftermath of the second world war.
Style: tense, touching, sincere, humorous, unusual plot structure
Plot: loss of son, family relations, guilty conscience, traumatic experience, escape, family business, missing brother, red cross, heart attack, school bully, butcher shop, fingerprint ...
Time: 50s, post world war two
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A Life for Football (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: Germany
Story: The story of former Bayern Munich president Kurt Landauer, a Bavarian jew ousted by the National Socialists and brought to the concentration camp of Dachau, where he survived to come back and start to rebuild his old club after World War II.
Style: tense, psychological, suspense, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: soccer, football player, racial slur, friendship, german history, nazi germany, holocaust survivor, loss of family, little boy, soccer match, football team, marriage proposal ...
Time: post world war two, year 1947, year 1943, year 1932
Place: germany, bavaria, munich germany
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Close to the Enemy (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
Story: Set in a bomb damaged London hotel during the aftermath of World War II, Close to the Enemy is a thriller that follows British intelligence officer Captain Callum Ferguson. His last task for the Army is to ensure that Dieter, a captured German ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense
Plot: scientist, military officer, world war two, war crime, brother brother relationship, adultery, military base, politician, african american, investigator, american abroad, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two
Place: england, london
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Dirty Hearts (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Brazil, Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1945, Japan surrendered to the United States and the Second World War was over. Right? Wrong. For eighty percent of the Japanese community in Brazil, Japan had won the war and defeat was nothing more than American propaganda. The few immigrants ...
Style: tense, disturbing, bleak, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: terrorism, crimes, society, immigrants, state affairs, life is a bitch, couples, husband wife relationship, hidden truth, brainwashing, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, post world war two, 1940s, year 1945
Place: brazil
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Giovanni's Island (2014)
Genre: Animation, Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In the aftermath of the most devastating conflict mankind had ever experienced, the tiny island of Shikotan became part of the Sakhalin Oblast... and on the unhealed border in this remote corner of the world, friendship among children from two ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, island, young heroes, forceful separation, life turned upside down, social differences, deportation, village, society, communication problem, post war, dancing ...
Time: 20th century, post world war two, 1940s, year 1947, year 1946 ...
Place: asia, japan, ussr
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Land of Hope (2018)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Anni, a daughter of a wealthy family and used to secure life, falls in love with Veikko, a war invalid of the Continuation War. Anni leaves her past behind her and starts leading the life of a pioneer, in the wild forests of northern Karelia, in a ...
Plot: war veteran, marriage, horse, gender roles, siblings, fire, grief, drunk, surgery, young couple, world war two, married couple ...
Time: post world war two, 50s, 1940s
Place: finland
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1945 (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An unsettling feeling overwhelms a small Hungarian town when two orthodox Jews arrive with a mysterious trunk. As residents begin to speculate on the purpose of the visit of these two strangers, order starts to crumble in town with some pursuing ...
Plot: holocaust, fire, suicide, train, church, guilt, horse, cemetery, marriage, accusation, canceled wedding, jewish ...
Time: post world war two, 1940s, year 1945
Place: hungary
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What Did Stalin Do to Women? (1969)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: 1969 comedy about communism
Plot: dictator, political satire, sex, communist, female nudity, coffin
Time: post world war two
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Mudbound (2017)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In the post–World War II South, two families are pitted against a barbaric social hierarchy and an unrelenting landscape as they simultaneously fight the battle at home and the battle abroad.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, tense, exciting
Plot: farming, racism, post war, farm, ku klux klan, misery, african american, post traumatic stress disorder, prejudice, doctor, hate, husband wife relationship ...
Time: post world war two, year 1941, pre world war two, year 1939, year 1945 ...
Place: mississippi, belgium
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Silver City (1984)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After World War II, 4,000 Polish families came to Australia. They were Jews, Fascists, anti-Communists, and others dispossessed. In a large hostel, where even married men and women were housed in separate barracks, the adults lived for two years ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: immigrants, world war two, infidelity, fall in love, friends, couples, love and romance, love triangle, misfit, pregnancy, society, friendship ...
Time: post world war two, 1940s, year 1962, 60s
Place: australia, sydney australia
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The Monuments Men (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action drama focusing on seven over-the-hill, out-of-shape museum directors, artists, architects, curators, and art historians who went to the front lines of ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, intense ...
Plot: war, art theft, world war two, nazi germany, military, painting, rescue, treasure hunt, architect, hunt down, heroic mission, military life ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, 20th century, year 1943, year 1977 ...
Place: germany, europe, italy, england, austria ...
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Europa (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Sweden, France, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An American, Leopold Kessler, goes to post-war Germany in 1945 to work as a railroad conductor for the Zentropa Rail Line instead of going into the Army because he feels its a more valuable thing to do for the state of the world. He meets Katharina ...
Style: bleak, psychological, surreal, gloomy, suspenseful ...
Plot: terrorism, against humanity, train, misfit, suicide, assassination, idealism, betrayal, haunted by the past, nazism, employee, post war ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, munich germany, frankfurt germany, poland
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