War ruins movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant war ruins movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, tense, suspense, disturbing and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with war ruins, cigarette smoking, corpse, rifle, husband wife relationship, world war two, german, food, explosion and photograph plots mostly in Drama, War and History genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as war ruins: The Song of Names (2019), Ivan's Childhood (1962), Down River (2018), Cold War (2018), 1917 (2019), Jojo Rabbit (2019), A Private War (2018), Colonel Kwiatkowski (1995), Never Look Away (2018), Tall Tales (2019).

List of war ruins movies

The Song of Names (2019)
Genre: Drama, Music, Mystery, War
Country: Canada, Hungary, UK, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A man searching for his childhood best friend — a Polish violin prodigy orphaned in the Holocaust — who vanished decades before on the night of his first public performance.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, touching, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violinist, holocaust, musician, family relations, child prodigy, disappearance, flashback, world war two, polish, violin, tragedy, haunted by the past ...
Time: year 1953, year 1951, year 1943, year 1952
Place: poland, england, israel, warsaw poland, new york ...
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Ivan's Childhood (1962)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Poetic journey through the shards and shadows of one boy’s war-ravaged youth.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, serious, meditative, psychological ...
Plot: world war two, orphan, war, anti war, red army, youth, heroes, battles, german, boy, child execution, child spy ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: russia, europe, soviet union, berlin germany, japan
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The Downfall of Berlin: Anonyma (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A nameless woman keeps a diary as the Russians invade Berlin in the spring of 1945. She is in her early 30s, a patriotic journalist with international credentials; her husband, Gerd, a writer, is an officer at the Russian front. She speaks Russian ...
Style: serious, bleak, disturbing, realistic
Plot: war crime, world war two, war, sexual relations, sexual abuse, injustice, political unrest, strong sexual content, soldier, couples, danger, military ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1945
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe
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 4.9
 374
Down River (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Four soldiers trapped behind enemy lines must confront their fears and desires while finding a way back to their battalion.
Style: suspense, serious, tense, exciting, dark humor ...
Plot: survival, behind enemy lines, military, murder, pursuit, escape, soldier, friendship, prisoner, betrayal, world war two, violence ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century
Place: germany, normandy, cambodia, vietnam, congo
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 7.6
 45K
Cold War (2018)
Genre: Drama, History, Music, Romance
Country: Poland, UK, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Cold War-era love story follows the passionate love affair between a mismatched couple.
Style: sad, romantic, melancholic, tragic ending
Plot: loveless marriage, cold war, tragic love, musician, female singer, communism, folk music, suicide, song, folklore, prison, defector ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 1960s, 60s, year 1954 ...
Place: paris france, east berlin east germany, yugoslavia, east berlin, poland ...
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 8.3
 348K
1917 (2019)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK, India, Spain, Canada
Duration: 119 min.
Story: At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield and Blake are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds ...
Style: suspense, psychological, suspenseful, tense, surprise ending ...
Plot: trench warfare, world war one, soldier, british army, race against time, british soldier, pursuit, behind enemy lines, british military, storytelling, brother brother relationship, german soldier ...
Time: 1910s, year 1917
Place: france
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 7.9
 240K
Jojo Rabbit (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: New Zealand, Czech Republic, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother is hiding a young Jewish girl in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler, Jojo must ...
Style: psychological, tense, disturbing, dark humor
Plot: nazi germany, nazi, nazism, boy, world war two, hitler, german, satire, adolf hitler, compassion, rabbit, child soldier ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, year 1944
Place: germany
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 6.7
 15K
A Private War (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: One of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time, Marie Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontlines of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless.
Style: disturbing, based on true events, tense, rough, suspense ...
Plot: journalist, war correspondent, al qaeda, eye patch, danger, uncover truth, war, life is a bitch, tamil, middle east conflict, flowers, running ...
Time: year 2003, year 2011, year 2012, year 1986, year 1991 ...
Place: syria, iraq, sri lanka, london, afghanistan ...
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Colonel Kwiatkowski (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, History, Romance, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In 1945, military doctor Andrzej Kwiatkowski pretends to be a communist army colonel in order to save innocent people from Stalinist imprisonment and to get the heart of the girl he's in love with.
Plot: uniform, rescue, sidekick, hotel, ruin, military uniform, russian soldier, post war, communism, drunk, ruins, surgeon ...
Time: year 1945, 1940s
Place: warsaw poland, poland
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Never Look Away (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Germany, Italy
Duration: 189 min.
Story: Inspired by real events and spanning three eras of German history, film tells the story of Kurt, a young art student who falls in love with fellow student, Ellie. Ellie’s father, Professor Seeband, a famous doctor, is dismayed at his daughter’s ...
Style: suspense, exciting, captivating, sincere, based on true events
Plot: painter, nazism, love, father daughter relationship, ss, manipulation, truth, childhood memory, pregnant, pregnant woman, portrait painting, holocaust ...
Time: year 1937, year 1963, year 1961, 50s, year 1940 ...
Place: germany, berlin germany, west berlin west germany, west germany, east germany ...
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 6.9
 593
Tall Tales (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Hungary
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Shortly after the end of World War II, a con man on the run finds himself in a passionate love affair that may well cost him his life.
Plot: interrogation, passion, knife, nightmare, betrayal, lust, train, war ruins, memory, hunting, sex scene, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945
Place: central europe, budapest hungary, budapest
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Journey's End (2017)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Set in a dugout in Aisne in 1918, a group of British officers, led by the mentally disintegrating young officer Stanhope, variously await their fate.
Style: suspense, psychological, thought provoking, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: trench warfare, world war one, officer, british army, war, army, nightmare, fear, battle, battles, mentally unstable, trench ...
Time: year 1918, 1910s
Place: france
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Germany Pale Mother (1980)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Germany 1939. Hans and Lene marry the day before the war breaks out, and Hans is sent to the Eastern front. During a bombing raid their daughter Anna is born. The house is destroyed and Lene and Anna moves in with relatives in Berlin. Hans survives ...
Style: realistic, bleak, gloomy, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: world war two, wartime life, soldier, parents and children, life is a bitch, couple relations, war, family life, couples, life turned upside down, family relations, family in crisis ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 30s, year 1939
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, west germany
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 6.8
 17K
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, humorous, thought provoking, disturbing, propaganda film
Plot: war propaganda, filmmaking, world war two, united kingdom, friendship, lie, screenwriter, london blitz, journalist, romance, agent, female director ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1940
Place: england, america, london, britain
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In the Shadows of the City (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, Lebanon
Duration: 105 min.
Story: To escape the civil war between Christians and Muslims, a Lebanese family moves from the countryside to Beirut, only to find themselves caught in an equally dangerous situation
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, exciting
Plot: survival, tragic event, missing person, soldier, terrorist, disappearance, civil war, christian, politics, moral dilemma, fall in love, protest ...
Time: year 1990, year 1975
Place: lebanon, israel, beirut lebanon
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 5.8
 2K
Guernica (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The fates of Henry - an American correspondent - and Teresa, one of the Republic's censors during the Spanish Civil War.
Style: disturbing, realistic, suspenseful, serious, based on true events
Plot: journalist, battlefield, civil war, saving a life, militia, freedom, war violence, politics, hiding place, military, nazism, violence ...
Time: 1930s, pre world war two, year 1999, year 1939, year 1937 ...
Place: spain, madrid, basque country
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Walking with the Enemy (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Romania, Hungary, Canada, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Regent Horthy is the leader of Hungary and a German ally, but his favorable standing with Hitler changes as the war comes to an end. Forced to cede Hungary’s power or else witness the execution of his son, Regent Horthy gives up control of his ...
Style: bleak, emotional, realistic, based on true events, serious
Plot: holocaust, family relations, wartime life, war, danger, concentration camp, defiant, life is a bitch, confined, world war two, betrayal, chases and races ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 21st century, 80s ...
Place: europe, hungary, budapest hungary, budapest, new york ...
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You Can't Win 'Em All (1970)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two former U.S. Army soldiers, Adam Dyer and Josh Corey, join a band of Turkish mercenaries in 1922 Turkey whom are hired by Osman Bey, a local governor, to escort his three daughters to Smyran and to protect a gold shipment that is to accompany ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, buddy movie
Plot: battles, soldier, airplane, escapades, crimes, rescue, heist, adventurer, adventure, officers and cadets, heroes, revolution ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 20s
Place: turkey
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 7.3
 16K
Phoenix (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Music, Romance
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A disfigured concentration-camp survivor, unrecognizable after facial reconstruction surgery, searches ravaged postwar Berlin for the husband who might have betrayed her to the Nazis.
Style: psychological, captivating, serious, tense, enigmatic ...
Plot: neo noir, survivor, haunted by the past, physical appearance, singing, betrayal, neo-noir, husband wife relationship, hospital, surgery, strong female character, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1945, 1930s ...
Place: europe, berlin germany, germany, palestine, tel aviv israel ...
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When the Dead Start Singing (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Croatia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: At the beginning of 1990s, two Croatian emigrants, economically minded Cinco and politically minded Marinko, arrive in Croatia from Germany, homesick for their families and hometowns. In order to get a German pension, Cinco pretends to be dead and ...
Style: neo screwball comedy
Plot: getting home, war ruins, satire, death certificate, tragic event, scam, turk, turkish, journey, family relations, politics, immigrants ...
Time: year 1991
Place: croatia, berlin germany
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 6.7
 159
Stalag Luft (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Few wartime prisoners have attempted escape quite as many times as bumbling RAF Officer James Forrester. Though Officer Forrester has twenty-three escape attempts to his name, each successive attempt he makes to break free somehow seems to go worse ...
Plot: parody, code name, prisoner of war camp, spotlight, watchtower, model airplane, drinking, food, kilt, reading, world war two, eyeglasses ...
Place: germany, berlin germany
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Thomas the Impostor (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In the First World War, when Paris is expected to fall to the Germans, the attractive widow, Princesse de Bormes, organises a convoy of cars to evacuate the wounded from the front, and bring them back to her villa in Paris to recuperate. The ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, french army, trench warfare, la marseillaise, war zone, german soldier, hierarchy, first aid, war ruins, love letter, liar, widow ...
Time: year 1914
Place: paris france, france
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 7.6
 3K
Nanking (2007)
Genre: Biography, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of the rape of Nanking, one of the most tragic events in history. In 1937, the invading Japanese army murdered over 200,000 and raped tens of thousands of Chinese. In the midst of this horror, a small group of Western expatriates banded ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspense, touching ...
Plot: atrocity, rescue, world war two, massacre, rape, war crime, testimony, invasion, daring rescue, sexual abuse, against humanity, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1937, year 1938
Place: china, asia, japan, shanghai china, shanghai
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Welcome in Vienna (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, West Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In the conclusion of Axel Corti's trilogy (following God Does Not Believe In Us Anymore and Santa Fe) Freddy, a Viennese Jew who emigrated to New York after Hitler's invasion, and Adler, a left-wing intellectual originally from Berlin, ...
Style: bilingual
Plot: world war two, black market, christmas eve, deserter, post world war two, skating, red army, cognac, ice rink, jewish, war ruins, counter intelligence ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s, year 1945
Place: vienna
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 8.2
 323K
Downfall (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Austria, Italy
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In April of 1945, Germany stands at the brink of defeat with the Russian Army closing in from the east and the Allied Expeditionary Force attacking from the west. In Berlin, capital of the Third Reich, Adolf Hitler proclaims that Germany will still ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, psychological, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: hitler, nazism, third reich, war, world war two, suicide, desperation, confined, war crime, paranoia, national socialism, traitor ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1945
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, frankfurt germany, munich germany ...
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 7.7
 2K
The Deluge (1974)
Genre: Adventure, History, Romance, War
Country: Poland, Soviet Union
Duration: 287 min.
Story: Following With Fire and Sword', this is an adaptation of the second and most spectacular part of Sienkiewicz's trilogy of warfare, romance, and derring-do. With war raging across Europe in the 17th century, a dashing warrior fights for the ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: cossack, battles, heroes, soldier, adventure, state affairs, love and romance, military, polish, political unrest, couples, forbidden love ...
Time: middle ages, 17th century, 1600s
Place: warsaw poland, poland, sweden, lithuania
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 8.0
 87K
Persepolis (2007)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, Family, History, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1970s Iran, Marjane 'Marji' Statrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family of a long dream being fulfilled of the hated Shah's defeat in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. However as Marji grows up, she ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, adult animation, rough ...
Plot: revolution, muslim, freedom, life is a bitch, society, depression, rebellion, self discovery, politics, coming of age, childhood, traditional versus modern ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1986 ...
Place: iran, middle east, france, turkey, iraq ...
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City of Life and Death (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 132 min.
Story: City of Life and Death takes place in 1937, during the height of the Second Sino-Japanese War. The Imperial Japanese Army has just captured the then-capital of the Republic of China, Nanjing. What followed was known as the Nanking Massacre, or the ...
Style: rough, disturbing, epic, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: sexual abuse, sino japanese war, massacre, atrocity, war crime, life is a bitch, mass murder, japanese army, military, war, dehumanization, invasion ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1937, year 1938
Place: asia, china, shanghai china, shanghai
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The Good Shepherd (2006)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: Edward Wilson, the only witness to his father's suicide and member of the Skull and Bones Society while a student at Yale, is a morally upright young man who values honor and discretion, qualities that help him to be recruited for a career in ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, tense ...
Plot: spy, cold war, cia, double agent, espionage, betrayal, invasion, suspicion, politics, idealism, patriotism, intrigue ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 50s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: cuba, usa, washington d.c., berlin germany, congo ...
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 6.8
 46K
Fair Game (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Wife and mother Valerie Plame (Naomi Watts) has a double life as a CIA operative, hiding her vocation from family and friends. Her husband, Joseph Wilson (Sean Penn), writes a controversial article in The New York Times, refuting stories about the ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, suspenseful, serious, factual ...
Plot: cia, political conspiracy, newspaper, secret agents, state affairs, crumbling marriage, relationship vs career, price of justice, fighting the system, journalism, uncover truth, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1972, year 1982, year 1993 ...
Place: usa, iraq, washington d.c., africa, afghanistan ...
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