Movies and TV shows set in dunkirk

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in dunkirk ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, suspense, emotional and sad films and TV shows about / with world war two, war, death, cigarette smoking, soldier, wartime, german, british, nazi and danger plots mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres shot in UK, France, USA and other countries.
dunkirk movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as dunkirk: Operation Dunkirk (2017), Dunkirk (2017), Atonement (2007), Darkest Hour (2017), Rising Damp (1974), Their Finest (2016), Silent Night (2002), Vera Drake (2004), White Wedding (1989), The Pirate (1984).

List of movies set in dunkirk

Behind the Line: Escape to Dunkirk (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport, War
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Occupied France, 1940. A Nazi Commander discovers one of his prisoners, Danny is a champion boxer. He forces him to fight for his company's entertainment. But the POWs realise they can use these contests, as cover for an audacious breakout, ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, brutal, complex
Plot: world war two, pow, nazi occupied france, dying, british army, soldier, german, moral dilemma, life & death, friendship between men, fistfight, german army ...
Place: dunkirk
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Operation Dunkirk (2017)
Genre: Action, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A band of soldiers tasked with staying behind during the Battle of Dunkirk to rescue a scientist with information that could turn the tide of the war must battle their way through dangerous Nazi territory to complete their mission.
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: world war two, nazi, soldier, battles, chase, gunfight, german, murder, torture, air strike, violence, scientist ...
Time: year 1940
Place: dunkirk
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Dunkirk (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Netherlands, France, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of the miraculous evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain, Canada and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk between May 26th and June 4th 1940 during World War II.
Style: epic, atmospheric, suspense, dramatic, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: world war two, survival, military, evacuation, war, military officer, soldier, air attack, rescue mission, army, shell shock, british history ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940, middle ages, 20th century
Place: france, england, english channel, dunkirk, united kingdom ...
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Atonement (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: As a 13-year-old, fledgling writer Briony Tallis irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.
Style: touching, emotional, heartbreaking, sad, dramatic ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: world war two, wartime, redemption, love and romance, tragic love, war, injustice, unfulfilled love, forbidden love, love story, love, false accusation ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 50s, victorian era, 20th century ...
Place: england, dunkirk, london, europe
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Darkest Hour (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA, China
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A thrilling and inspiring true story begins on the eve of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with ...
Style: political, serious, realistic, suspense, inspirational ...
Audience: date night
Plot: world war two, british history, prime minister, politics, winston churchill, leadership, british empire, decision, choice, british prime minister, british politics, leader ...
Time: year 1940, 1940s
Place: england, united kingdom, dunkirk, britain, london ...
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Rising Damp (1974)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Rising Damp is a British sitcom produced by Yorkshire Television for ITV. ITV originally broadcast the programme from 1974 through 1978. It was adapted for television by Eric Chappell from his well-received 1971 stage play The Banana Box The series ...
Style: sitcom, not serious, humorous, realistic, witty
Audience: kids
Plot: racist, conservative, liberal, interracial friendship, social differences, couples, womanizer, social misfits, wooing, bachelor, slum, spinster ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, africa, yorkshire, northern england, europe ...
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Their Finest (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Sweden, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: During the Blitz of World War II, a female screenwriter (Gemma Arterton) works on a film celebrating England's resilience as a way to buoy a weary populace's spirits. Her efforts to dramatise the true story of two sisters (Lily Knight and ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, humorous, disturbing, social ...
Plot: world war two, filmmaking, war propaganda, screenwriter, friendship, lie, romance, woman, writers, war, wartime life, world war one ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940, 20th century
Place: united kingdom, england, dunkirk, london, america ...
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Silent Night (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Fact-based World War II story set on Christmas Eve, 1944, finds a German Mother and her son seeking refuge in a cabin on the war front. When she is invaded by three American soldiers and then three German soldiers, she successfully convinces the ...
Style: uplifting, captivating, serious, realistic, motivational
Audience: girls' night, family outing
Plot: christmas eve, anti war, world war two, christmas, american soldier, soldier, hitler youth, military, friendship, single parent, nazi, boy ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe, africa, dunkirk
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Vera Drake (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain – a conflict that leads to tragedy for her family.
Style: sincere, bleak, compassionate, depressing, gloomy ...
Plot: abortion, unwanted pregnancy, working class, rape, neighbor, injustice, miscarriage, life is a bitch, pregnancy, double life, character study, abortionist ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: london, england, europe, korea, hamburg germany ...
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White Wedding (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The plot centres around moody 17 year old Mathilde (Paradis) who has no parents. Her philosophy teacher François (Cremer), happens to stumble across her path and is eager to help her learn more. He starts to come over to her house everyday going ...
Style: sexual, sexy, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: forbidden love, girl man relationship, older man younger woman relationship, teacher student relationship, obsession, youth, teachers and students, male teacher female student affair, coming of age, age difference, sex, destructive relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, flanders, dunkirk
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The Pirate (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Shortly after returning home one evening with her husband, Alma is visited by her one-time lesbian lover Carole. In the ensuing emotional torrent, Alma allows herself to be abducted by Carole and taken to a hotel, pursued by a young girl - an ...
Plot: lesbian sex, lesbianism, lesbian, lgbt, lgbtq, female nudity, lesbian relationship, large breasts, female full frontal nudity
Place: dunkirk, paris france
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And a Nightingale Sang (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in working class Newcastle, the Stott family fight their private battles against the backdrop of the conflict of World War II. Helen Stott, over thirty and with a limp, is resigned to being left on the shelf until she meets and falls in love ...
Plot: world war two, wartime, shipyard, winston churchill, fiancee, wedding dress, marital problem, radio, bomb shelter, catholic church, broken heart, piano ...
Place: dunkirk
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Weekend at Dunkirk (1964)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In June 1940, during the Dunkirk evacuation of Allied troops to England, French sergeant Julien Maillat and his men debate whether to evacuate to Britain or stay and fight the German troops that are closing-in from all directions. - from IMDB
Plot: world war two, war, submarine, wartime, french army, car accident, boat, seaside, dune, parachute, church, death ...
Time: year 1940
Place: dunkirk, france, english channel, flanders
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The Mona Lisa Has Been Stolen (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A thief (George Chakiris) falls in love with a maid (Marina Vlady) and goes on the run after stealing Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa."
Plot: heist, art theft, art, mona lisa, wanted, magician, puzzle, illusionist, job interview, magic trick, new job, stolen painting ...
Place: paris france, rome italy, dunkirk
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Private Schulz (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, War
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 300 min.
TV show
Story: Private Schulz is a BBC television comedy drama serial set mostly in Germany, during and immediately after World War II. It stars Michael Elphick in the title role and Ian Richardson playing various parts. Other notable actors included Tony Caunter, ...
Plot: world war two, army, satire, forgery, nazi spy, ss, diving, drowning, counterfeiter, concentration camp, love interest, bomb ...
Place: england, dunkirk
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The Sacrifice (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Three years after the death of his father, 16-year-old Jonathan Kelly moves with his mother to the small New Hampshire town of Dunkirk. He is immediately drawn to David, a boy who shares his interest in the occult, and a tentative romance begins to ...
Style: satanic, disturbing, suspense, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: goth, witchcraft, teenager, occult, satanic cult, satanism, occult ritual, satanist, satanic ritual, gay, lgbt, spell ...
Place: new hampshire, dunkirk
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Goodnight, Mister Tom (1998)
Genre: Drama, Family, War
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: We're in an English village shortly before Dunkirk. "Mr. Tom" Oakley still broods over the death of his wife and small son while he was away in the navy during WWI, and grief has made him a surly hermit. Now children evacuated from ...
Style: touching, sexy, sad, serious, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, coming of age, orphan, youth, adoption, small town, childhood, parent child relationship, children, evacuation, hopes, single parent ...
Time: 1940s
Place: england, london, europe, dunkirk
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It Happened Here (1964)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, War
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: It is the Second World War. The Nazis have invaded Britain. There is a split between the resistance and those who prefer to collaborate with the invaders for a quiet life. The protagonist, a nurse, is caught in the middle.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: world war two, distopia, nazi, war, holocaust, german occupation, alternate universe, hitler, women, judaism, politics, military ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, year 1945, year 1940, 1910s
Place: england, europe, london, madagascar, dunkirk ...
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Battle of Britain (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In 1940, the Royal Air Force fights a desperate battle against the might of the Luftwaffe for control of the skies over Britain, thus preventing the Nazi invasion of Britain.
Style: epic, exciting, realistic, dramatic, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, aviation, aerial combat, luftwaffe, war, raf, british history, fighter plane, nazi, air battle, airplane, fighter pilot ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1940
Place: poland, england, berlin germany, london, russia ...
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My Piece of the Pie (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: France, a factory worker, lives with her three daughters in Dunkirk. The factory where she worked has been closed, leaving France and all of her workmates without a job. She decides to go to Paris to look for work. There she finds a cleaning job at ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: unemployment, power relations, social differences, culture clash, working class, maid, society, life is a bitch, job seeking, rich and poor, speculation, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, paris france, london, europe, dunkirk
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