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 realistic, serious, emotional, tense, touching and sentimental films and TV shows about / with post world war two, world war two, husband wife relationship, love, death, soldier, father son relationship, family relations, storytelling and nudity (full frontal - brief) plots mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres shot in Germany, UK, USA and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as post world war two: Beanpole (2019), The Aftermath (2019), Labyrinth of Lies (2014), Land of Mine (2015), The Secrets We Keep (2020), From the Land of the Moon (2016), The Hessen Conspiracy (2009), The Thief (1997), The Bletchley Circle (2012), The Windermere Children (2020).

List of post world war two movies

 7.1
 8K
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, struggle for survival, city in ruins, survival, ruin, hopelessness, saving a life, devastation, ruins ...
Time: year 1945
Place: st. petersburg russia, soviet union
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 6.3
 18K
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
Plot: cheating wife, unfaithful wife, adultery, post world war two, horny wife, sex scene, grief, love triangle, secret, infidelity, extramarital affair, city in ruins ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, year 1945, year 1933, year 1943
Place: hamburg germany, northern 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: disturbing, serious, captivating, thought provoking, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: holocaust, nazi, post world war two, lawyer, genocide, idealism, fighting the system, uncover truth, prosecutor, nazi officer, rebellion, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1963, year 1958
Place: germany, frankfurt germany, west germany, berlin germany
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 7.8
 36K
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, post world war two, soldier, world war two, war crime, pow, moral dilemma, teenager, child soldier, military officer, abuse of power ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945, future
Place: denmark, germany
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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: psychological thriller, psychological, suspenseful, emotional, rough ...
Plot: vengeance, post world war two, revenge, husband wife relationship, murder, holocaust, captive, tragic past, moral dilemma, life turned upside down, redemption, suffering ...
Time: year 1959, year 1946
Place: okinawa, romania, virginia, bucharest, europe ...
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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: provence, female protagonist, post world war two, marriage of convenience, love, husband wife relationship, war veteran, loveless marriage, lipstick, marriage, female nudity, pregnancy ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: south of france, alps, france
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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, rough, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post world war two, army investigation, crimes, military, power relations, cons and scams, criminal heroes, danger, gangsters, dishonesty, law enforcement, american soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: usa, europe, germany, new york
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 7.7
 5K
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: gloomy, bleak, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: soldier, post world war two, betrayal, crimes, family relations, parents and children, cons and scams, russian, death, single parent, dishonesty, love ...
Time: 40s, 50s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1946 ...
Place: russia, black sea, siberia, new jersey
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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, crimes, danger, murder, code breaking, post war, intelligence, innocence, trial, mystery ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: england
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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, touching, sentimental, rough, contemplative
Plot: concentration camp survivor, jewish, childhood trauma, compassion, holocaust survivor, recovery, kindness, post world war two, friendship, letter, refugee, country house ...
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 7.0
 75K
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, contemplative ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: writer's life, writers, romance, guilt, ambition, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, moral dilemma, haunted by the past, life changing experience, lifestyle change, success ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, paris france, france
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Antonia's Line (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands, Belgium, UK, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After World War II, Antonia and her daughter, Danielle, go back to their Dutch hometown, where Antonia's late mother has bestowed a small farm upon her. There, Antonia settles down and joins a tightly-knit but unusual community. Those around ...
Style: touching, sentimental, intellectual, melancholic, realistic ...
Plot: village, village life, generation gap, philosophy, feminism, widow, friendship, human nature, introspection, single parent, world war two, family life ...
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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, contemplative, light, stylized ...
Plot: family business, restaurant kitchen, brother brother relationship, male female relationship, class differences, mother daughter relationship, sexism, anti semitism, restaurant, archive footage, post world war two, family relations ...
Time: 50s, 1960s, 70s, 60s, 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, captivating, suspenseful, visually appealing
Plot: communism, strike, class struggle, working conditions, post world war two, working class, french politics, film within a film, worker, war, communist, documentary filmmaking ...
Time: year 1950
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, humorous, touching, unusual plot structure, sincere
Plot: loss of son, post world war two, escape, guilty conscience, family business, family relations, traumatic experience, fingerprint, blood test, red cross, burning money, butcher shop ...
Time: 50s
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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: psychological, tense, suspense, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: soccer, football player, racial slur, friendship, soccer match, little boy, archive footage, sports history, football stadium, football team, nazi germany, marriage proposal ...
Time: year 1947, year 1943, year 1932
Place: germany, munich germany, bavaria
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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, tense, suspense, captivating
Plot: scientist, military officer, world war two, war crime, brother brother relationship, adultery, investigator, american abroad, post world war two, father daughter relationship, military base, african american ...
Time: 1940s
Place: england, london
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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: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, island, young heroes, social differences, life turned upside down, forceful separation, deportation, society, village, communication problem, post world war two, dancing ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1946, year 1947 ...
Place: asia, japan, soviet union
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 7.1
 3K
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, box, suicide, post world war two, fire, cemetery, church, horse, marriage, train, guilt, father slaps son ...
Time: 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: political satire, post world war two, dictator, communist, coffin, sex, female nudity
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 7.4
 43K
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: racism, farm, misery, african american, post war, prejudice, husband wife relationship, doctor, farming, civil rights, money, hate ...
Time: year 1945, year 1939, 1930s, 1940s, pre world war two ...
Place: mississippi, mississippi river, belgium
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 6.4
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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: serious, realistic
Plot: immigrants, world war two, infidelity, fall in love, australian, post world war two, pregnancy, love triangle, society, friendship, misfit, couples ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 1960s, year 1962, 60s
Place: australia, sydney australia
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 8.8
 1K
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: clever, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, baseball, radio, prejudice, funeral, racism, small town, interracial relations, coach, soldier, post world war two, small town life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: ohio, usa
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MacArthur's Children (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: In this drama at the end of World War II, the inhabitants of a small Japanese fishing village must come to terms with their nation's defeat and the sudden occupation of General MacArthur and his troops.
Plot: post world war two, coming of age, teenager, adultery, baseball
Place: japan
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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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, intense ...
Plot: world war two, art theft, war, nazi germany, military, rescue, painting, treasure hunt, architect, hunt down, heroic mission, military life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943, year 1945 ...
Place: germany, europe, paris france, new york, belgium ...
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 7.2
 2K
Sandra (1965)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Sandra comes back to Volterra, in Tuscany, the little town where she spent her childhood. She is with her American husband, Andrew. She wishes to pay homage to her father who died in Auschwitz where she was still a little child. In Volterra, Andrew ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: family relations, brother sister incest, deportation, post world war two, deception, auschwitz, self discovery, siblings relations, parents and children, family life, holocaust, haunted by the past ...
Time: 60s, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
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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: 1940s
Place: soviet union, europe, russia, st. petersburg russia
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 7.6
 20K
Europa (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Sweden, France, Germany, Switzerland, Poland
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, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: terrorism, train, nazism, misfit, suicide, assassination, idealism, betrayal, against humanity, haunted by the past, danger, employee ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, munich germany, frankfurt germany, poland
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The Deep Blue Sea (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The wife of a British Judge is caught in a self-destructive love affair with a Royal Air Force pilot.
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, serious, intense ...
Plot: infidelity, love affair, forbidden love, judge, romance, family problems, crumbling marriage, hidden identity, love and romance, destructive relationship, love, dull life ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: london, england, europe
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The Night Watch (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set against the turbulent backdrop of London in the 1940s, this adaptation of Sarah Waters' bestselling novel, The Night Watch, follows four young Londoners inextricably linked by their wartime experiences. In a time when the barriers of sexual ...
Style: touching, stylized, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love affair, couples, life is a bitch, romance, love and romance, wartime life, haunted by the past, sexual relations, war, world war two, london blitz, post world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: london, england, europe
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