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 serious, realistic, captivating, tense, sincere and thought provoking films and TV shows about / with world war two, post war, female nudity, love, husband wife relationship, nude, family relations, flashback, wartime life and military plots mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as post world war two: Beanpole (2019), From the Land of the Moon (2016), Liquidation (2007), Land of Mine (2015), The Aftermath (2019), Labyrinth of Lies (2014), One War (2009), Tokyo Trial (2016), The Reader (2008), The Restaurant (2017).

List of post world war two movies

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, art house, compassionate, sad ...
Plot: world war two, wartime life, euthanasia, female protagonist, devastation, life is a bitch, hopes, lesbian, lgbt, survival, city in ruins, struggle for survival ...
Time: post world war two, year 1945, 1940s
Place: st. petersburg russia, germany, ussr, russia
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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: psychological, sexy, tense, erotic, sexual ...
Plot: unrequited love, love, female nudity, twists and turns, female protagonist, war veteran, marriage, doctor, baby, soldier, delusional woman, loveless marriage ...
Time: post world war two, 50s, future
Place: provence, south of france, alps, france
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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, captivating, disturbing, suspenseful, interesting
Plot: fighting crime, saboteur, military officer, criminal, suspense, criminal gang, gang, crime boss, murder, showdown, crime spree, lieutenant colonel ...
Time: post world war two, 1940s
Place: ukraine, ussr
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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: harsh, emotional, sentimental, brutal, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: world war two, german soldier, minefield, nazi, teenager, suspense, prisoners of war, child soldier, beach, survival, war, childhood ...
Time: post world war two, 1940s, future, 20th century, year 1945
Place: denmark, germany
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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: melancholic, realistic, philosophical, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: cheating wife, adultery, love hate relationship, horny wife, post war germany, love triangle, infidelity, husband wife relationship, world war two, city in ruins, sex scene, extramarital affair ...
Time: post world war two, 1940s, year 1945, year 1942, year 1943 ...
Place: hamburg germany, london, alps, 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: serious, disturbing, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: holocaust, lawyer, investigation, nazi, prosecutor, world war two, fighting the system, idealism, nazi war criminal, ex nazi, genocide, uncover truth ...
Time: 20th century, post world war two, year 1958, year 1963, 50s
Place: germany, frankfurt germany, berlin germany, west germany
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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: sincere, disturbing, captivating
Plot: island, boat, life, family problems, military, wartime, hopes, dysfunctional family, family relations, social misfits, society, women ...
Time: post world war two, year 1945
Place: ussr
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Tokyo Trial (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada, Japan, Netherlands
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: In the wake of World War II, 11 Allied judges are tasked with weighing the fates of Japanese war criminals in a tense international trial.
Style: thought provoking, tense, disturbing, captivating, political
Plot: world war two, historical event, soldier, society, world politics, war, political unrest, historical figure, politics, justice, legal, conspiracy ...
Time: post world war two
Place: japan
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The Reader (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The story of Michael Berg, a German lawyer who, as a teenager in the late 1950s, had an affair with an older woman, Hanna, who then disappeared only to resurface years later as one of the defendants in a war crimes trial stemming from her actions as ...
Style: sexy, melancholic, touching, emotional, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, older woman younger man relationship, age difference, forbidden love, court, first love, nazi, holocaust, older woman younger man sex, secret, world war two, sex ...
Time: year 1958, year 1988, year 1966, post world war two, year 1980 ...
Place: germany, israel, west berlin west germany, hamburg germany, europe ...
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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, restaurant, brother brother relationship, male female relationship, mother son relationship, family relations, sexism, anti semitism, mother daughter relationship, emigrant, world war two, love ...
Time: 50s, post world war two, 60s, 70s, 1940s
Place: stockholm sweden, eastern europe
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The Man in the High Castle (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Based on Philip K. Dick's award-winning novel, The Man in the High Castle explores what it would be like if the Allied Powers had lost WWII, and Japan and Germany ruled the United States.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating, intellectual ...
Plot: alternate reality, fascism, espionage, resistance, assassination, political intrigue, multiverse, intrigue, spy, freedom fighter, betrayal, japanese mafia ...
Time: 60s, post world war two, 20th century, year 1962
Place: japan, usa, berlin germany, new york, san francisco ...
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The Night Porter (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In this unsettling drama from Italian filmmaker Liliana Cavani, a concentration camp survivor discovers her former torturer and lover working as a porter at a hotel in postwar Vienna. When the couple attempt to re-create their sadomasochistic ...
Style: psychological, sexy, serious, controversial, disturbing ...
Audience: adult
Plot: world war two, eroticism, sexuality, dangerous attraction, nazi, s&m, guilt, concentration camp, bdsm, sex, sexual abuse, destructive relationship ...
Time: 50s, post world war two, 1940s, 70s, year 1957 ...
Place: vienna, italy, berlin germany, tokyo, hungary ...
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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: sincere, uplifting, realistic, captivating, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: wartime life, world war two, soldier, captivity, against humanity, life is a bitch, prisoners of war, genocide, prison life, heroes, war, society ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two
Place: europe, russia, st. petersburg russia, ussr
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Wings (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Maya Bulgakova gives a marvelous performance as a once heroic Russian fighter pilot now living a quiet, disappointingly ordinary life as a school principal.
Style: art house, touching, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: aviation, midlife crisis, feminism, flashback, loneliness, great patriotic war, nostalgia, school principal, haunted by the past, wartime life, fish out of water, culture clash ...
Time: post world war two, 20th century, 60s, 50s
Place: russia, ussr
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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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: crime investigation, investigation, amateur detective, world war two, riddles and clues, code breaking, serial killer, murder, innocence, intelligence, court, suspicion ...
Time: 50s, post world war two, 20th century
Place: england
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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, meditative ...
Plot: coming of age, betrayal, death, russian, soldier, family relations, parents and children, cons and scams, hospital, poetry, adaptation, culture clash ...
Time: 50s, post world war two, 1940s, 20th century, year 1946 ...
Place: russia, new jersey, siberia, black sea
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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: tense, rough, suspenseful, serious, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: army investigation, military, twists and turns, power relations, criminal heroes, law enforcement, dishonesty, gangsters, cons and scams, american soldier, treasure, diamond ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, 20th century, year 1945
Place: europe, usa, germany, new york
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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Free-spirited writer Juliet Ashton forms a life-changing bond with the delightful and eccentric Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, when she decides to write about the book club they formed during the occupation of Guernsey in WWII.
Style: touching, uplifting, romantic, sincere, feel good ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: world war two, writers, german occupation, friendship, marriage proposal, letter, nazi occupation, fiance fiancee relationship, strong female character, german soldier, female writer, unwed mother ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, year 1941, year 1946
Place: england, london
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Belle and Sebastian: The Adventure Continues (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: September, 1945. Sebastian impatiently waits for the return of his friend Angelina, whom he has not seen for two years. When the plane carrying the young woman to her small village in the Alps is reported to have crashed in the mountains, Sebastian ...
Style: thought provoking, feel good, captivating, light, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: dog, little boy, boy, friendship, boy and dog, missing person, orphan, father son reunion, father son relationship, courage, grandfather grandson relationship, airplane accident ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, year 1945
Place: alps
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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: captivating, disturbing, interesting
Plot: art, world war two, painter, investigation, forgery, nazism, soldier, suspense, conspiracy, nazi collaborator, accusation, world war ...
Time: post world war two, year 1945
Place: amsterdam
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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: serious, realistic, sentimental, clever
Plot: world war two, soldier, family relations, radio, prejudice, interracial relations, racism, baseball, coach, small town, funeral, social problems ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two
Place: ohio, usa
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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, captivating
Plot: world war two, scientist, war crime, military officer, brother brother relationship, african american, father daughter relationship, politician, military base, american abroad, adultery, investigator ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two
Place: england, london
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Dark Blue World (2001)
Genre: War, Drama, Action, Romance
Country: Czech Republic, UK, Germany, Denmark, Italy, France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Lt. Franta Slama is a top pilot in the Czech Air Force who is assigned to train a promising young flier, Karel Vojtisek, and they soon become friends. When Nazi Germany invades Czechoslovakia in 1939, they both reject the authority of their new ...
Style: sentimental, intense, captivating, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: aviation, world war two, war, friendship, love triangle, aerial combat, culture clash, wartime life, battle zone, air battle, wartime, prison ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, 20th century, year 1950, year 1939
Place: england, tokyo, germany, spain, europe ...
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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: romantic, emotional, sexy, intense, atmospheric ...
Plot: love, infidelity, love affair, forbidden love, husband wife relationship, judge, suicide attempt, unfulfilled love, depression, family problems, love and romance, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 50s, 1920s, 1930s, post world war two, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe
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The Survivor (2021)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport, War
Country: Canada, Hungary, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Harry Haft is a boxer who fought fellow prisoners in the concentration camps to survive. Haunted by the memories and his guilt, he attempts to use high-profile fights against boxing legends like Rocky Marciano as a way to find his first love again.
Style: psychological, disturbing, captivating
Plot: boxer, concentration camp survivor, boxing, concentration camp, world war two, love interest, martial arts, male female relationship, relationships, life is a bitch, love affair, guilty conscience ...
Time: post world war two, year 1963, year 1949, 60s
Place: germany, brooklyn new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city
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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, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: communism, class struggle, working conditions, strike, worker, french politics, working class, war, superhero, communist, filmmaker, police violence ...
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, sincere, unusual plot structure, humorous, touching
Plot: loss of son, escape, family relations, family business, traumatic experience, guilty conscience, missing brother, red cross, school bully, heart attack, blood test, burning money ...
Time: post world war two, 50s
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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: horse, world war two, marriage, war veteran, love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, female nudity, siblings, gender roles, nude, world war two veteran, father daughter relationship ...
Time: post world war two, 50s, 1940s
Place: finland
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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: unfaithful husband, immigrants, world war two, migration, infidelity, fall in love, humanism, father son relationship, bigotry, husband wife conflict, adultery, love ...
Time: post world war two, year 1962, 1940s, 60s
Place: australia, sydney australia
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Sandra (1965)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
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: serious, realistic, psychological, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: brother sister incest, incest, forbidden love, family relations, deportation, erotica, brother and sister, politics, deception, incestuous desire, concentration camp, stepfather ...
Time: post world war two, 60s, 21st century
Place: italy, ancient greece, europe
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