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, suspenseful, disturbing and melancholic films and TV shows about / with war ruins, husband wife relationship, cigarette smoking, death, rifle, corpse, family relations, drinking alcohol, explosion and drinking plots mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as war ruins: The Aftermath (2019), Beanpole (2019), 1917 (2019), Jojo Rabbit (2019), A Private War (2018), Colonel Kwiatkowski (1995), Tall Tales (2019), Journey's End (2017), Germany Pale Mother (1980), Their Finest (2016).

List of war ruins movies

 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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 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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 8.3
 435K
1917 (2019)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA, UK, India, Spain, Canada, China
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, chaos ...
Time: 1910s, year 1917, 20th century
Place: france
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 7.9
 303K
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, nazism, nazi, hitler, boy, hitler youth, rabbit, world war two, german, imaginary friend, satire, adolf hitler ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, year 1944
Place: germany, central europe
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 6.7
 17K
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: tense, based on true events, disturbing, rough, suspense ...
Plot: war correspondent, journalist, eye patch, al qaeda, uncover truth, danger, war, life is a bitch, kurd, tamil, middle east conflict, alcoholic ...
Time: year 1986, year 2009, year 2012, year 1991, year 2001 ...
Place: syria, iraq, sri lanka, libya, 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: security guard, drinking alcohol, soviet soldier, doctor, army, uniform, stalinism, soviet, surgeon, colonel, hotel, ruins ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945
Place: poland, warsaw poland
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 6.9
 1K
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: nightmare, rifle, passion, hunter, seduction, betrayal, hunting, war ruins, soviet soldier, neo noir, forest, sex scene ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945
Place: budapest, budapest hungary, central europe
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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: psychological, suspense, thought provoking, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: trench warfare, world war one, british army, army, officer, homosexual subtext, battles, fear, battle, nightmare, friendship, german ...
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: serious, realistic, gloomy, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, life is a bitch, war, couple relations, family in crisis, parents and children, family life, wartime life, family relations, life turned upside down, couples ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 30s, 1930s, year 1939
Place: germany, europe, west germany, berlin germany
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 6.8
 18K
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: thought provoking, disturbing, captivating, humorous, propaganda film
Plot: war propaganda, filmmaking, world war two, screenwriter, united kingdom, lie, friendship, london blitz, journalist, romance, agent, female director ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940, 20th century
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: tense, exciting, serious, suspenseful
Plot: survival, terrorist, missing person, tragic event, disappearance, soldier, civil war, christian, politics, moral dilemma, fall in love, family relations ...
Time: year 1990, year 1975
Place: lebanon, beirut lebanon, israel
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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, serious, suspenseful, based on true events
Plot: journalist, battlefield, civil war, saving a life, freedom, hiding place, politics, war violence, military, nazism, militia, bombing ...
Time: 1930s, year 1937, year 1975, pre world war two, year 1939 ...
Place: spain, basque country, madrid
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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: realistic, bleak, emotional, based on true events, serious
Plot: holocaust, family relations, danger, war, wartime life, concentration camp, defiant, life is a bitch, confined, world war two, betrayal, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944, year 1957 ...
Place: europe, hungary, budapest hungary, russia, germany ...
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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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, buddy movie
Plot: battles, soldier, airplane, adventurer, military, adventure, rescue, rivalry, crimes, buddies, farce, heroes ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: turkey
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 7.3
 17K
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, year 1943, 40s, year 1945 ...
Place: europe, berlin germany, germany, west berlin west germany, palestine ...
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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: coffin, casket, journey, pretending to be dead, husband wife relationship, coffee, scam, turkish, corpse, cemetery, friend, absurdism ...
Time: year 1991
Place: berlin germany, croatia
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 6.7
 160
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, ss, sewing machine, suitcase, truck driver, listening to music, prison guard, watchtower, bunk bed, capture, scottish, motorcycle with a sidecar ...
Place: berlin germany, 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: red cross, love letter, compulsive liar, trench warfare, death by gunshot, city in ruins, mother daughter relationship, nurse, french army, widow, convoy, aristocrat ...
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, rough, serious, suspense, touching ...
Plot: atrocity, rescue, world war two, massacre, rape, testimony, war crime, invasion, daring rescue, sexual abuse, against humanity, survival ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1938, year 1937
Place: china, japan, asia, 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, actress, cemetery, american soldier, black market, survival, counter intelligence, skating, theater, war ruins, jewish, treason ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, year 1945
Place: vienna
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 8.2
 332K
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: psychological, bleak, disturbing, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: hitler, world war two, third reich, nazism, war, suicide, desperation, confined, national socialism, ss, war crime, paranoia ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1945
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, munich germany, prague czechoslovakia ...
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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: captivating, exciting, stylized, rough, serious ...
Plot: soldier, heroes, battles, cossack, palace, chaos and mayhem, political unrest, polish, adventure, romance, military, war ...
Time: middle ages, 17th century, 1600s
Place: sweden, poland, lithuania, prussia, europe ...
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 8.0
 89K
Persepolis (2007)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, 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, thought provoking, realistic, adult animation, rough ...
Plot: revolution, muslim, freedom, society, life is a bitch, depression, rebellion, self discovery, politics, coming of age, childhood, oppression ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: iran, middle east, france, paris france, vienna ...
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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, bleak, epic, emotional ...
Plot: sino japanese war, sexual abuse, war crime, massacre, atrocity, life is a bitch, mass murder, japanese army, military, dehumanization, invasion, war atrocity ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1937, year 1938
Place: china, asia, shanghai, shanghai china
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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: cold war, spy, cia, idealism, double agent, intrigue, espionage, betrayal, invasion, suspicion, politics, patriotism ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 50s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: cuba, usa, washington d.c., berlin germany, congo ...
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 6.8
 47K
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: thought provoking, realistic, serious, suspenseful, factual ...
Plot: cia, newspaper, political conspiracy, secret agents, crumbling marriage, state affairs, fighting the system, price of justice, relationship vs career, journalism, uncover truth, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1972, year 1993, year 1985 ...
Place: usa, iraq, washington d.c., africa, philadelphia ...
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The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Near the end of World War II, Maria marries Hermann, who is immediately sent off to battle. When the war concludes, Maria believes that Hermann is dead. She starts working at an Allied bar, where she meets American soldier Bill. They start a ...
Style: emotional, psychological, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, marriage, world war two, love triangle, post war, romance, rise to the top, lovers reunited, couples, human nature, survival, couple relations ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s ...
Place: germany, europe, west germany, berlin germany, canada
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Children of Nature (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Iceland, Norway, Germany
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An elderly couple leave their retirement home to make one last journey back to their home in the Western Fjords.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: friends, friendship, countryside, ghost, retirement home, childhood sweetheart, jeep, homecoming, love affair, elderly, love and romance, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century
Place: iceland, europe
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 7.8
 253K
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: emotional, touching, dramatic, heartbreaking, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, tragic love, world war two, false accusation, innocence, unfulfilled love, forbidden love, life is a bitch, siblings relations, love and romance, lovers apart, injustice ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: england, london, europe
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Aimee & Jaguar (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Berlin 1943/44 ("The Battle of Berlin"). Felice, an intelligent and courageous Jewish woman who lives under a false name, belongs to an underground organization. Lilly, a devoted mother of four, though an occasional unfaithful wife, is ...
Style: sexy, thought provoking, non-linear, controversial, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, lesbian love, gays and lesbians, lesbian mother, wartime life, woman in danger, world war two, lesbian interest, against the odds, infidelity, society ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1999, year 1943
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe
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