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Schindler's List (1993)
Biography, Drama, History

Schindler's List (1993)

Oskar Schindler is a vainglorious and greedy German businessman who becomes an unlikely humanitarian amid the barbaric German Nazi reign when he feels compelled to turn his factory into a refuge for Jews. Based on the true story of Oskar Schindler who managed to save about 1100 Jews from being gassed at the Auschwitz concentration camp, it is a testament to the good in all of us. (Read More)

Themes:starvation,  forgiveness,  cruelty,  hope,  evil,  guilt,  racism,  wedding,  marriage,  friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:bathtub,  cemetery,  snow
Characters:jewish,  engineer,  german,  secretary,  jew,  maid,  doctor
Period:1930s,  1940s,  1990s
Story:businessman,  factory,  list,  cold blooded killer,  sadistic cruelty,  german soldier,  holocaust survivor,  holocaust,  good versus evil,  tragic hero,  dark hero,  death camp,  color segues into black and white,  child shot through the chest,  fellow traveler,  righteous among the nations,  child shot in the back,  rifle scope,  yad vashem,  lapel pin,  nazi retaliation,  thrill kill,  child shot in the chest,  red coat,  selection,  girl killed,  machinist,  krakow poland,  concentration camp survivor,  hiding jews,  talmud,  child shot in the head,  nazi concentration camp,  reference to greta garbo,  menorah,  boxcar,  shabbat,  child shot,  gold tooth,  lice,  gratitude,  foundation,  sabbath,  boy killed,  infestation,  fire hose,  manicure,  black and white segues into color,  reference to karl marx,  investor,  outhouse,  death of title character,  man hits woman,  emaciation,  ends with biographical notes,  freezing,  child killed,  ruthlessness,  barracks,  industrialist,  mass murderer,  hometown,  mass grave,  liberation,  polish,  hiding under a bed,  hiding place,  cold,  christ allegory,  famous score,  hanged man,  bloody body of child,  auschwitz,  ashes,  conscience,  bunk bed,  film starts with text,  rabbi,  railway,  villa,  hiding in a closet,  swastika,  full frontal male nudity,  worker,  present,  accountant,  dead girl,  shaved head,  death of protagonist,  dead boy,  field,  concentration camp,  black and white,  ghetto,  job interview,  soap,  anti semitism,  diamond,  compassion,  honor,  womanizer,  friendship between men,  blockbuster,  architect,  reference to adolf hitler,  what happened to epilogue,  child murder,  shaving,  hate,  splatter,  typewriter,  full frontal female nudity,  hanging,  ring,  character's point of view camera shot,  suitcase,  champagne,  uniform,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  prologue,  birthday party,  child in peril,  no opening credits,  man with glasses,  female pubic hair,  prisoner,  widow,  candle,  subjective camera,  male pubic hair,  piano,  apostrophe in title,  psychopath,  water,  rescue,  shot in the head,  hero,  urination,  mirror,  machine gun,  based on book,  crying,  world war two,  based on true story,  shower,  pistol,  male full frontal nudity,  death,  husband wife relationship,  character name in title,  two word title,  violence,  blood,  murder

The Pianist (2002)
Biography, Drama, Music, War

The Pianist (2002)

In this adaptation of the autobiography "The Pianist: The Extraordinary True Story of One Man's Survival in Warsaw, 1939-1945," 'Wladyslaw Szpilman' (qv), a Polish Jewish radio station pianist, sees Warsaw change gradually as World War II begins. Szpilman is forced into the Warsaw Ghetto, but is later separated from his family during Operation Reinhard. From this time until the concentration camp prisoners are released, Szpilman hides in various locations among the ruins of Warsaw. (Read More)

Themes:starvation
Locations:bathtub
Characters:german,  jewish,  jew
Period:1930s,  1940s
Story:ghetto,  polish,  hiding jews,  boy killed,  child killed,  hiding place,  bloody body of child,  dead boy,  concentration camp,  anti semitism,  child murder,  holocaust,  no opening credits,  piano,  shot in the head,  world war two,  based on true story,  violence,  blood,  murder

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Die Falscher (2007)
Crime, Drama, War

Die Falscher (2007)

The Counterfeiters is the true story of the largest counterfeiting operation in history, set up by the Nazis in 1936. Salomon "Sally" Sorowitsch is the king of counterfeiters. He lives a mischievous life of cards, booze, and women in Berlin during the Nazi-era. Suddenly his luck runs dry when arrested by Superintendent Friedrich Herzog. Immediately thrown into the Mauthausen concentration camp, Salomon exhibits exceptional skills there and is soon transferred to the upgraded camp of Sachsenhausen. Upon his arrival, he once again comes face to face with Herzog, who is there on a secret mission. Hand-picked for his unique skill, Salomon and a group of professionals are forced to produce fake foreign currency under the program Operation Bernhard. The team, which also includes detainee Adolf Burger, is given luxury barracks for their assistance. But while Salomon attempts to weaken the economy of Germany's allied opponents, Adolf refuses to use his skills for Nazi profit and would like to do something to stop Operation Bernhard's aid to the war effort. Faced with a moral dilemma, Salomon must decide whether his actions, which could prolong the war and risk the lives of fellow prisoners, are ultimately the right ones. (Read More)

Themes:starvation
Characters:german,  jew,  jewish,  doctor
Period:1930s,  1940s
Story:concentration camp,  nazi concentration camp,  manicure,  emaciation,  barracks,  auschwitz,  conscience,  bunk bed,  anti semitism,  suitcase,  champagne,  holocaust,  prologue,  subjective camera,  male pubic hair,  shot in the head,  urination,  mirror,  crying,  world war two,  based on true story,  shower,  pistol,  male full frontal nudity,  husband wife relationship,  blood,  murder,  violence,  death

The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas (2008)
Drama, War

The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas (2008)

Young Bruno lives a wealthy lifestyle in prewar Germany along with his mother, elder sister, and SS Commandant father. The family relocates to the countryside where his father is assigned to take command a prison camp. A few days later, Bruno befriends another youth, strangely dressed in striped pajamas, named Shmuel who lives behind an electrified fence. Bruno will soon find out that he is not permitted to befriend his new friend as he is a Jew, and that the neighboring yard is actually a prison camp for Jews awaiting extermination. (Read More)

Themes:starvation,  friendship
Locations:cemetery
Characters:jew,  german,  maid,  jewish,  doctor
Period:1940s
Story:german soldier,  nazi concentration camp,  emaciation,  swastika,  concentration camp,  anti semitism,  character's point of view camera shot,  uniform,  holocaust,  prisoner,  subjective camera,  crying,  world war two,  shower,  husband wife relationship

The Believer (2001) is one of the best movies like Schindler's List (1993)
Drama

The Believer (2001)

"The Believer" explores a Jewish student's private journey to understand the meaning of Judaism in his life. Set in New York City, the Plot follows a morally confused young adult struggling with the conflict between his beliefs and his heritage. "The Believer" examines themes of religion, family, and self-loathing. It is a psychological examination into the forces of intolerance, both on the individual and society as a whole. (Read More)

Themes:racism
Characters:jew,  jewish
Story:german soldier,  holocaust survivor,  concentration camp survivor,  talmud,  list,  reference to karl marx,  auschwitz,  rabbi,  swastika,  concentration camp,  anti semitism,  reference to adolf hitler,  hate,  holocaust,  urination,  world war two,  based on true story,  murder,  blood,  violence,  death

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Saul Fia (2015)
Drama, War

Saul Fia (2015)

Two days in the life of Saul Auslander, Hungarian prisoner working as a member of the Sonderkommando at one of the Auschwitz Crematoriums who, to bury the corpse of a boy he takes for his son, tries to carry out his impossible deed: salvage the body and find a rabbi to bury it. While the Sonderkommando is to be liquidated at any moment, Saul turns away of the living and their plans of rebellion to save the remains of a son he never took care of when he was still alive. This is why Saul Fia (2015) is one of the best movies like Schindler's List (1993). (Read More)

Characters:german,  jew,  jewish,  doctor
Period:1940s
Story:auschwitz,  rabbi,  german soldier,  prisoner,  sabbath,  polish,  ashes,  worker,  dead boy,  concentration camp,  anti semitism,  suitcase,  prologue,  machine gun,  crying,  world war two,  shower,  character name in title,  two word title,  murder,  death,  violence,  blood

Defiance (2008)
Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War

Defiance (2008)

On the run and hiding in the deep forests of the then German-occupied Poland and Belorussia (World War II), the four Bielski brothers find the impossible task of foraging for food and weapons for their survival. They live, not only with the fear of discovery, contending with neighboring Soviet partisans and knowing whom to trust but also take the responsibility of looking after a large mass of fleeing Polish Jews from the German war machine. Women, men, children, the elderly and the young alike are all hiding in makeshift homes in the dark, cold and unforgiving forests in the darkest times of German-occupied Eastern Europe. (Read More)

Themes:starvation,  friendship
Locations:snow
Characters:german,  jewish
Story:german soldier,  black and white segues into color,  mass grave,  polish,  cold,  hanged man,  film starts with text,  swastika,  accountant,  anti semitism,  what happened to epilogue,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  holocaust,  prologue,  no opening credits,  shot in the head,  urination,  machine gun,  based on book,  world war two,  based on true story,  pistol,  husband wife relationship,  death,  murder,  violence,  blood

Der Untergang (2004)
Biography, Drama, History, War

Der Untergang (2004)

In April of 1945, Germany stands at the brink of defeat with the Soviet Armies closing in from the west and south. In Berlin, capital of the Third Reich, Adolf Hitler proclaims that Germany will still achieve victory and orders his Generals and advisers to fight to the last man. "Downfall" explores these final days of the Reich, where senior German leaders (such as Himmler and Goring) began defecting from their beloved Fuhrer, in an effort to save their own lives, while still others (Joseph Goebbels) pledge to die with Hitler. Hitler, himself, degenerates into a paranoid shell of a man, full of optimism one moment and suicidal depression the next. When the end finally does comes, and Hitler lies dead by his own hand, what is left of his military must find a way to end the killing that is the Battle of Berlin, and lay down their arms in surrender. (Read More)

Themes:hope,  racism,  wedding,  marriage,  friendship
Locations:snow
Characters:german,  secretary,  jew,  jewish,  doctor
Period:1940s
Story:german soldier,  ruthlessness,  bunk bed,  swastika,  dead girl,  job interview,  anti semitism,  honor,  architect,  what happened to epilogue,  typewriter,  hanging,  champagne,  holocaust,  candle,  shot in the head,  hero,  mirror,  machine gun,  based on book,  crying,  world war two,  husband wife relationship,  two word title,  death,  blood,  murder,  violence

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Anthropoid (2016) is one of the best movies like Schindler's List (1993)
Biography, History, Thriller, War

Anthropoid (2016)

ANTHROPOID is based on the extraordinary true story of Operation Anthropoid, the World War II mission to assassinate SS General Reinhard Heydrich. The Reich's third in command after Hitler and Himmler, Heydrich was the main architect behind the Final Solution and the leader of occupying Nazi forces in Czechoslovakia whose reign of terror prompted self-exiled Czech and Slovak soldiers (played by Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan) to hatch a top-secret mission that would change the face of Europe forever.i (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:cemetery,  snow
Characters:maid,  doctor
Period:1940s
Story:german soldier,  fire hose,  man hits woman,  hiding place,  swastika,  death of protagonist,  friendship between men,  architect,  reference to adolf hitler,  shaving,  birthday party,  no opening credits,  hero,  urination,  mirror,  machine gun,  crying,  world war two,  based on true story,  husband wife relationship,  death,  violence,  blood

Enemy At The Gates (2001)
Drama, History, War

Enemy At The Gates (2001)

In World War II, the fall of Stalingrad will mean the collapse of the whole country. The Germans and Russians are fighting over every block, leaving only ruins behind. The Russian sniper Vassili Zaitsev stalks the Germans, taking them out one by one, thus hurting the morale of the German troops. The political officer Danilov leads him on, publishing his efforts to give his countrymen some hope. But Vassili eventually start to feel that he can not live up to the expectations on him. He and Danilov fall in love with the same girl, Tanya, a female soldier. From Germany comes the master sniper Konig to put an end to the extraordinary skilled Russian sniper. (Read More)

Themes:hope,  friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:snow
Characters:german,  jew,  jewish
Period:1940s
Story:tragic hero,  dark hero,  mass grave,  swastika,  reference to adolf hitler,  what happened to epilogue,  typewriter,  hanging,  factory,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the head,  hero,  machine gun,  world war two,  based on true story,  shower,  husband wife relationship,  death,  murder,  violence,  blood

The Water Diviner (2014)
Drama, War

The Water Diviner (2014)

After the Battle of Gallipoli, in 1915, an Australian farmer, Connor (Russell Crowe), travels to Turkey to find his 3 missing sons. While staying at a hotel in Istanbul, he meets Ayshe (Olga Kurylenko), the hotel manager. And tries to find a way to Gallipoli. This is why The Water Diviner (2014) is one of the best movies like Schindler's List (1993). (Read More)

Themes:forgiveness,  hope,  marriage,  friendship
Characters:german
Story:boxcar,  mass grave,  honor,  architect,  suitcase,  prisoner,  widow,  candle,  piano,  water,  shot in the head,  urination,  mirror,  machine gun,  crying,  based on true story,  shower,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  blood,  violence,  death

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Sophie's Choice (1982)
Drama, Romance

Sophie's Choice (1982)

Sophie is the survivor of Nazi concentration camps, who has found a reason to live in Nathan, a sparkling if unsteady American Jew obsessed with the Holocaust. They befriend Stingo, the movie's narrator, a young American writer new to New York City. But the happiness of Sophie and Nathan is endangered by her ghosts and his obsessions. (Read More)

Themes:starvation,  racism
Characters:jew
Story:sadistic cruelty,  concentration camp survivor,  mass murderer,  polish,  concentration camp,  holocaust,  apostrophe in title,  psychopath,  crying,  world war two,  character name in title,  two word title,  murder

Zwartboek (2006) is one of the best movies like Schindler's List (1993)
Drama, Thriller, War

Zwartboek (2006)

Israel 1956. Rachel, a Jew, rather unexpectedly meets an old friend at the kibbutz where she is working as a teacher. It brings back memories of her experiences in The Netherlands during the war, memories of betrayal. September 1944. Rachel is in trouble when her hiding place is bombed by allied troops. She gets in contact with a man from the resistance and joins a group of Jews who are to be smuggled across the Biesbosch by boat to the freed South Netherlands. Germans from a patrol boat murder them all however. Only Rachel is able to escape. She is rescued by a resistance group under the leadership of Gerben Kuipers. When Kuipers' son is captured after trying to smuggle weapons, he asks Rachel to seduce SS-hauptsturmfuhrer Ludwig Muntze. Soon she will find out the attack in the Biesbosch wasn't a coincidence. (Read More)

Themes:starvation,  friendship
Characters:jewish,  jew,  german,  doctor
Period:1940s
Story:hiding place,  german soldier,  hiding jews,  mass grave,  liberation,  swastika,  reference to adolf hitler,  suitcase,  holocaust,  prologue,  female pubic hair,  prisoner,  piano,  rescue,  shot in the head,  urination,  mirror,  machine gun,  crying,  world war two,  based on true story,  shower,  murder,  death,  blood,  violence

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:hope,  friendship
Characters:maid
Story:good versus evil,  tragic hero,  dark hero,  christ allegory,  film starts with text,  blockbuster,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  child in peril,  prisoner,  candle,  subjective camera,  water,  rescue,  shot in the head,  based on book,  husband wife relationship,  character name in title,  murder,  blood,  violence,  death

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Once Upon A Time In America (1984)
Crime, Drama

Once Upon A Time In America (1984)

Epic tale of a group of Jewish gangsters in New York, from childhood, through their glory years during prohibition, and their meeting again 35 years later.

Themes:cruelty,  guilt,  friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:cemetery
Characters:jewish
Period:1930s
Story:good versus evil,  famous score,  child murder,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  female pubic hair,  shot in the head,  urination,  mirror,  based on book,  blood,  death,  violence,  murder

The Dark Knight (2008)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Dark Knight (2008)

Set within a year after the events of Batman Begins, Batman, Lieutenant James Gordon, and new district attorney Harvey Dent successfully begin to round up the criminals that plague Gotham City until a mysterious and sadistic criminal mastermind known only as the Joker appears in Gotham, creating a new wave of chaos. Batman's struggle against the Joker becomes deeply personal, forcing him to "confront everything he believes" and improve his technology to stop him. A love triangle develops between Bruce Wayne, Dent and Rachel Dawes. This is why The Dark Knight (2008) is one of the best movies like Schindler's List (1993). (Read More)

Themes:hope,  evil,  friendship
Mood:epic
Characters:engineer,  secretary,  doctor
Story:hero,  good versus evil,  tragic hero,  dark hero,  ruthlessness,  mass murderer,  christ allegory,  famous score,  conscience,  accountant,  honor,  blockbuster,  hate,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  child in peril,  no opening credits,  man with glasses,  prisoner,  subjective camera,  psychopath,  rescue,  machine gun,  pistol,  husband wife relationship,  violence,  blood,  murder,  death

Kill List (2011) is one of the best movies like Schindler's List (1993)
Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller

Kill List (2011)

Story:boy killed,  list,  child killed,  bloody body of child,  hanging,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  subjective camera,  male pubic hair,  shot in the head,  mirror,  pistol,  male full frontal nudity,  husband wife relationship,  two word title,  violence,  blood,  murder,  death

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The Railway Man (2013)
Biography, Drama, Romance, War

The Railway Man (2013)

Eric Lomax was one of thousands of Allied prisoners of war forced to work on the construction of the Thai/Burma railway during WW2. His experiences, after the secret radio he built to bring news and hope to his colleagues was discovered, left him traumatised and shut off from the world. Years later, he met Patti, a beautiful woman, on a train and fell in love. Patti was determined to rid Eric of his demons. Discovering that the young Japanese officer who haunted her husband was still alive, she faced a terrible decision. Should Eric be given a chance to confront his tormentor? Would she stand by him, whatever he did? (Read More)

Themes:starvation,  forgiveness,  hope
Locations:cemetery
Story:emaciation,  ends with biographical notes,  railway,  reference to adolf hitler,  what happened to epilogue,  hanging,  world war two,  based on true story,  husband wife relationship,  violence

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)

Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet. (Read More)

Themes:starvation,  hope,  friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:snow
Story:christ allegory,  film starts with text,  shaved head,  death of protagonist,  blockbuster,  shaving,  character's point of view camera shot,  child in peril,  no opening credits,  prisoner,  subjective camera,  water,  rescue,  shot in the head,  machine gun,  pistol,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  death,  violence,  blood

Fury (2014)
Action, Drama, War

Fury (2014)

1945, in World War II Germany, the tough Sergeant Don 'Wardaddy' Collier commands a tank and survives a German attack with his veteran crew composed of Boyd 'Bible' Swan, Trini 'Gordo' Garcia and Grady 'Coon-Ass' Travis. He receives a rookie soldier Norman Ellison as the substitute for his deceased gunner and he tries to harden the youth along the way. (Read More)

Characters:german
Story:bloody body of child,  hanged man,  film starts with text,  swastika,  death of protagonist,  reference to adolf hitler,  child murder,  shaving,  uniform,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  no opening credits,  shot in the head,  urination,  machine gun,  world war two,  pistol,  blood,  murder,  violence,  death

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Hunger (2008) is one of the best movies like Schindler's List (1993)
Biography, Drama

Hunger (2008)

Hunger follows life in the Maze Prison, Northern Ireland with an interpretation of the highly emotive events surrounding the 1981 IRA Hunger Strike, led by Bobby Sands. With an epic eye for detail, the film provides a timely exploration of what happens when body and mind are pushed to the uttermost limit. This is why Hunger (2008) is one of the best movies like Schindler's List (1993). (Read More)

Themes:starvation,  cruelty
Mood:epic
Locations:bathtub,  snow
Characters:doctor
Story:emaciation,  what happened to epilogue,  suitcase,  uniform,  prologue,  prisoner,  male pubic hair,  water,  shot in the head,  mirror,  crying,  murder,  death,  violence,  blood

Malcolm X (1992)
Biography, Drama, History, Romance

Malcolm X (1992)

Biograpical epic of Malcolm X, the legendary African American leader. Born Malcolm Little, his father (a Garveyite Baptist minister) was killed by the Ku Klux Klan. Malcolm became a gangster, and while in jail discovered the Nation of Islam writings of Elijah Muhammad. He preaches the teachings when let out of jail, but later on goes on a pilgrimage to the city of Mecca, there he converts to the original Islamic religion and becomes a Sunni Muslim and changes his name to El-Hajj Malik Al-Shabazz. He is assassinated on February 21, 1965 and dies a Muslim martyr. (Read More)

Themes:racism
Mood:epic
Period:1930s,  1940s
Story:tragic hero,  death of title character,  death of protagonist,  compassion,  hate,  man with glasses,  crying,  pistol,  husband wife relationship,  character name in title,  two word title,  violence,  murder,  blood,  death

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

Themes:hope,  evil,  guilt,  marriage
Locations:snow
Story:good versus evil,  diamond,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  prologue,  child in peril,  no opening credits,  candle,  subjective camera,  rescue,  shot in the head,  hero,  mirror,  character name in title,  violence,  blood,  murder,  death

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The Good Son (1993)
Drama, Horror, Thriller

The Good Son (1993)

Following his mother's death, Mark is sent to Maine to visit his aunt and uncle while his father goes on a business trip to Tokyo. Mark meets his cousin, Henry, and the two quickly form a friendship. However, Henry begins to show signs of violent behavior that worry Mark.

Themes:cruelty,  evil,  friendship
Locations:snow
Period:1990s
Story:good versus evil,  death of title character,  dead boy,  child murder,  hate,  child in peril,  psychopath,  rescue,  crying,  death,  murder

Valkyrie (2008) is one of the best movies like Schindler's List (1993)
Drama, History, Thriller, War

Valkyrie (2008)

In Nazi Germany during World War II, as the tide turned in favor of The Allies, a cadre of senior German officers and politicians desperately plot to topple the Nazi regime before the nation is crushed in a near-inevitable defeat. To this end, Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg, an Army officer convinced he must save Germany from Hitler, is recruited to mastermind a real plan. To do so, he arranges for the internal emergency measure, Operation: Valkyrie, to be changed to enable his fellows to seize control of Berlin after the assassination of the Fuhrer. However, even as the plan is put into action, a combination of bad luck and human failings conspire on their own to create a tragedy that would prolong the greater one gripping Europe. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Characters:german,  jew
Period:1940s
Story:german soldier,  tragic hero,  hanged man,  swastika,  death of protagonist,  what happened to epilogue,  shaving,  typewriter,  hanging,  no opening credits,  shot in the head,  mirror,  crying,  world war two,  based on true story,  pistol,  husband wife relationship,  violence,  death,  murder,  blood

Salo O Le 120 Giornate Di Sodoma (1975)
Drama, War

Salo O Le 120 Giornate Di Sodoma (1975)

Nazi-Fascist Northern Italy, 1943-44. Four senior members of government, aided by henchmen and Nazi soldiers, kidnap a group of young men and women. They hold them for 120 days, subjecting them to all manner of torture, perversion and degradation. This is why Salo O Le 120 Giornate Di Sodoma (1975) is one of the best movies like Schindler's List (1993). (Read More)

Themes:cruelty,  evil,  wedding
Characters:maid
Period:1940s
Story:villa,  dead girl,  hanging,  candle,  subjective camera,  male pubic hair,  piano,  shot in the head,  urination,  crying,  world war two,  male full frontal nudity,  murder,  violence,  blood,  death

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Lawrence Of Arabia (1962)
Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War

Lawrence Of Arabia (1962)

Due to his knowledge of the native Bedouin tribes, British Lieutenant 'T.E. Lawrence' (qv) is sent to Arabia to find Prince Faisal and serve as a liaison between the Arabs and the British in their fight against the Turks. With the aid of native Sherif Ali, Lawrence rebels against the orders of his superior officer and strikes out on a daring camel journey across the harsh desert to attack a well-guarded Turkish port. (Read More)

Mood:epic
Locations:snow
Period:1930s
Story:dark hero,  death of title character,  famous score,  railway,  honor,  blockbuster,  shaving,  uniform,  candle,  subjective camera,  water,  rescue,  shot in the head,  hero,  machine gun,  crying,  based on true story,  pistol,  character name in title,  death,  murder,  blood,  violence

Gomorra (2008)
Crime, Drama

Gomorra (2008)

"Gomorra" is a contemporary Neapolitan mob drama that exposes Italy's criminal underbelly by telling five stories of individuals who think they can make their own compact with Camorra, the area's Mafia.

Themes:cruelty,  wedding,  friendship
Story:manicure,  villa,  accountant,  child murder,  champagne,  factory,  child in peril,  subjective camera,  shot in the head,  mirror,  machine gun,  based on book,  based on true story,  pistol,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  violence,  blood,  death

V For Vendetta (2005) is one of the best movies like Schindler's List (1993)
Action, Drama, Thriller

V For Vendetta (2005)

Tells the story of Evey Hammond and her unlikely but instrumental part in bringing down the fascist government that has taken control of a futuristic Great Britain. Saved from a life-and-death situation by a man in a Guy Fawkes mask who calls himself V, she learns a general summary of V's past and, after a time, decides to help him bring down those who committed the atrocities that led to Britain being in the shape that it is in. (Read More)

Themes:cruelty,  hope
Story:good versus evil,  tragic hero,  dark hero,  child shot in the back,  girl killed,  child shot,  death of title character,  child killed,  mass grave,  hiding under a bed,  bloody body of child,  present,  dead girl,  shaved head,  death of protagonist,  child murder,  hanging,  prologue,  no opening credits,  prisoner,  mirror,  crying,  shower,  death,  character name in title,  violence,  blood,  murder

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Rescue Dawn (2006)
Adventure, Biography, Drama, War

Rescue Dawn (2006)

In 1965, while bombing Laos in a classified mission, the propeller plane of the German-American US Navy pilot Dieter Dengler is hit and crashes in the jungle. Dieter is arrested by the peasants, tortured by the Vietcong and sent to a prisoner camp, where he meets five other mentally deranged prisoners and guards. He becomes close to Duane and organizes an escape plan; however, the unstable Gene opposes to Dieter's plan. When they discover that there is no more food due to the constant American bombings in the area and their guards intend to kill them, Dieter sets his plan in motion. However, an unexpected betrayal splits the group and Dieter and Duane find that the jungle is their actual prison. (Read More)

Themes:starvation,  hope,  friendship
Characters:german
Story:emaciation,  friendship between men,  reference to adolf hitler,  what happened to epilogue,  prologue,  birthday party,  prisoner,  rescue,  mirror,  machine gun,  crying,  based on true story,  murder,  death,  violence

The Monuments Men (2014)
Drama, History, War

The Monuments Men (2014)

Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action drama focusing on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. It would be an impossible mission: with the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell, how could these guys - seven museum directors, curators, and art historians, all more familiar with Michelangelo than the M-1 - possibly hope to succeed? But as the Monuments Men, as they were called, found themselves in a race against time to avoid the destruction of 1000 years of culture, they would risk their lives to protect and defend mankind's greatest achievements. This is why The Monuments Men (2014) is one of the best movies like Schindler's List (1993). (Read More)

Themes:hope
Locations:snow
Characters:german,  engineer,  doctor
Period:1940s
Story:german soldier,  gold tooth,  mass grave,  swastika,  architect,  reference to adolf hitler,  uniform,  no opening credits,  man with glasses,  rescue,  based on book,  world war two,  based on true story,  shower,  pistol,  murder,  death,  blood

Ben-hur (2016)
Action, Adventure, Drama, History

Ben-hur (2016)

Themes:forgiveness,  hope,  marriage
Mood:epic
Locations:cemetery,  snow
Characters:jew
Story:christ allegory,  compassion,  friendship between men,  no opening credits,  prisoner,  water,  shot in the head,  husband wife relationship,  character name in title,  blood,  murder,  violence,  death

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The Godfather: Part II (1974) is one of the best movies like Schindler's List (1993)
Crime, Drama

The Godfather: Part II (1974)

The continuing saga of the Corleone crime family tells the story of a young Vito Corleone growing up in Sicily and in 1910s New York; and follows Michael Corleone in the 1950s as he attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba.

Themes:cruelty,  marriage,  friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:bathtub
Period:1940s
Story:child shot in the head,  child shot,  boy killed,  child killed,  famous score,  bloody body of child,  present,  dead boy,  honor,  blockbuster,  reference to adolf hitler,  child murder,  birthday party,  no opening credits,  man with glasses,  crying,  blood,  murder,  violence,  death

Woman In Gold (2015)
Biography, Drama, History

Woman In Gold (2015)

Maria Altman sought to regain a world famous painting of her aunt plundered by the Nazis during World War II. She did so not just to regain what was rightfully hers, but also to obtain some measure of justice for the death, destruction, and massive art theft perpetrated by the Nazis.

Themes:guilt
Locations:cemetery
Characters:german,  jew,  jewish,  doctor
Story:german soldier,  rabbi,  swastika,  job interview,  anti semitism,  what happened to epilogue,  holocaust,  mirror,  crying,  world war two,  based on true story,  husband wife relationship,  death,  murder

Les Miserables (2012)
Drama, History, Musical, Romance, War

Les Miserables (2012)

Jean Valjean, known as Prisoner 24601, is released from prison and breaks parole to create a new life for himself while evading the grip of the persistent Inspector Javert. Set in post-revolutionary France, the story reaches resolution against the background of the June Rebellion.

Themes:starvation,  forgiveness,  evil,  wedding
Mood:epic
Story:prisoner,  factory,  tragic hero,  child killed,  worker,  dead boy,  child murder,  ring,  no opening credits,  two word title,  death,  murder,  blood

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Blood Father (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Blood Father (2016)

Themes:racism,  friendship
Story:dark hero,  swastika,  shaving,  character's point of view camera shot,  no opening credits,  man with glasses,  prisoner,  subjective camera,  rescue,  shot in the head,  urination,  machine gun,  pistol,  two word title,  violence,  death,  murder,  blood

Yip Man (2008) is one of the best movies like Schindler's List (1993)
Action, Biography, Drama, Sport

Yip Man (2008)

In 1935 in Foshan, south China, there are martial arts schools on every street corner. Ip Man is the undisputed martial arts champion, yet he has not devoted himself to teaching. Despite this, it seems that all the kung fu masters of the city are eager to fight him to improve their reputation.

Themes:racism,  friendship
Mood:epic
Period:1930s
Story:good versus evil,  tragic hero,  christ allegory,  compassion,  honor,  blockbuster,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the head,  world war two,  pistol,  husband wife relationship,  character name in title,  two word title,  murder,  blood,  violence,  death

Menace II Society (1993)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Menace II Society (1993)

This urban nightmare chronicles several days in the life of Caine Lawson, following his high-school graduation, as he attempts to escape his violent existence in the projects of Watts, CA.

Themes:hope,  friendship
Period:1990s
Story:ghetto,  honor,  hate,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  child in peril,  no opening credits,  prisoner,  psychopath,  shot in the head,  machine gun,  pistol,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  death,  blood,  violence

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Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
Drama

Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

An elderly Jewish widow living in Atlanta can no longer drive. Her son insists she allow him to hire a driver, which in the 1950s meant a black man. She resists any change in her life but, Hoke, the driver is hired by her son. She refuses to allow him to drive her anywhere at first, but Hoke slowly wins her over with his native good graces. The movie is directly taken from a stage play and does show it. It covers over twenty years of the pair's life together as they slowly build a relationship that transcends their differences. (Read More)

Themes:racism,  marriage,  friendship
Locations:cemetery
Characters:jewish
Period:1940s
Story:widow,  anti semitism,  blockbuster,  businessman,  birthday party,  urination,  character name in title

Au Revoir Les Enfants (1987)
Drama, War

Au Revoir Les Enfants (1987)

In 1944, upper class boy Julien Quentin and his brother Francois travel to Catholic boarding school in the countryside after vacations. Julien is a leader and good student and when the new student Jean Bonnet arrives in the school, they have friction in their relationship. However, Julien learns to respect Jean and discovers that he is Jewish and the priests are hiding him from the Nazis. They become best friends and Julien keeps the secret. When the priest Jean discovers that the servant Joseph is stealing supplies from the school to sell in the black market, he fires the youth. Sooner the Gestapo arrives at school to investigate the students and the priests that run and work in the boarding school. (Read More)

Themes:starvation,  friendship
Locations:bathtub,  snow
Characters:jewish,  german,  jew,  doctor
Period:1940s
Story:german soldier,  sabbath,  freezing,  barracks,  auschwitz,  accountant,  anti semitism,  hate,  prisoner,  widow,  candle,  piano,  urination,  mirror,  crying,  world war two,  husband wife relationship,  death,  blood

Everest (2015) is one of the best movies like Schindler's List (1993)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Everest (2015)

On the morning of May 10, 1996, climbers from two commercial expeditions start their final ascent toward the summit of Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. With little warning, a violent storm strikes the mountain, engulfing the adventurers in one of the fiercest blizzards ever encountered by man. Challenged by the harshest conditions imaginable, the teams must endure blistering winds and freezing temperatures in an epic battle to survive against nearly impossible odds. This is why Everest (2015) is one of the best movies like Schindler's List (1993). (Read More)

Themes:hope
Mood:epic
Locations:snow
Characters:doctor
Period:1990s
Story:freezing,  film starts with text,  death of protagonist,  friendship between men,  what happened to epilogue,  character's point of view camera shot,  no opening credits,  man with glasses,  widow,  subjective camera,  rescue,  based on true story,  husband wife relationship,  death

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La Vita E Bella (1997)
Comedy, Drama, War

La Vita E Bella (1997)

In 1930s Italy, a carefree Jewish book keeper named Guido starts a fairy tale life by courting and marrying a lovely woman from a nearby city. Guido and his wife have a son and live happily together until the occupation of Italy by German forces. In an attempt to hold his family together and help his son survive the horrors of a Jewish Concentration Camp, Guido imagines that the Holocaust is a game and that the grand prize for winning is a tank. (Read More)

Characters:jewish,  german,  jew
Period:1930s,  1940s
Story:concentration camp,  nazi retaliation,  nazi concentration camp,  death of protagonist,  blockbuster,  character's point of view camera shot,  holocaust,  subjective camera,  world war two,  husband wife relationship

Appaloosa (2008)
Crime, Drama, Romance, Western

Appaloosa (2008)

1882, New Mexico Territory. Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch are itinerant lawmen, hired by desperate towns as marshal and deputy. The city fathers of Appaloosa hire them after Randall Bragg, a newly-arrived rancher with money and a gang of thugs, disrupts commerce and kills three local lawmen. Cole and Hitch contrive to arrest Bragg and bring him to trial, but hanging him proves difficult. Meanwhile, a widow has arrived in town, Allison French, pretty, refined, and good-natured. Virgil falls hard, and it seems mutual, but there may be more to Allie than meets the eye. Can friendship and skill with a gun overcome a pernicious villain and green-eyed jealousy? (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Story:hanging,  tragic hero,  dark hero,  outhouse,  ring,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  prologue,  prisoner,  widow,  piano,  mirror,  pistol,  blood,  murder,  death,  violence

Munich (2005)
Crime, Drama, History, Thriller

Munich (2005)

After Black September's assassination of Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics in 1972, Prime Minister Golda Meir okays a black-box operation to hunt down and kill all involved. A team of five gathers in Switzerland led by Avner, a low-level Mossad techie whose father was a war hero and whose wife is pregnant. It's an expendable team, but relying on paid informants, they track and kill several in Europe and Lebanon. They must constantly look over their shoulders for the CIA, KGB, PLO, and their own sources. As the body count mounts -- with retribution following retribution -- so do questions, doubts, and sleepless nights. Loyalties blur. What does it mean to be a Jew? (Read More)

Themes:marriage
Mood:epic
Characters:german,  jew,  jewish,  doctor
Story:reference to karl marx,  reference to adolf hitler,  what happened to epilogue,  hate,  hanging,  businessman,  child in peril,  no opening credits,  female pubic hair,  prisoner,  candle,  piano,  shot in the head,  hero,  machine gun,  based on book,  crying,  world war two,  based on true story,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  violence,  blood,  death

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Ben-hur (1959) is one of the best movies like Schindler's List (1993)
Adventure, Drama, History

Ben-hur (1959)

Judah Ben-Hur lives as a rich Jewish prince and merchant in Jerusalem at the beginning of the 1st century. Together with the new governor his old friend Messala arrives as commanding officer of the Roman legions. At first they are happy to meet after a long time but their different politic views separate them. During the welcome parade a roof tile falls down from Judah's house and injures the governor. Although Messala knows they are not guilty, he sends Judah to the galleys and throws his mother and sister into prison. But Judah swears to come back and take revenge. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Mood:epic
Characters:jew,  jewish
Story:famous score,  anti semitism,  blockbuster,  hate,  ring,  prologue,  prisoner,  widow,  water,  rescue,  crying,  husband wife relationship,  character name in title,  violence,  death,  blood,  murder

Kill Your Darlings (2013)
Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller

Kill Your Darlings (2013)

In the early 1940s, Allen Ginsberg is an English major at Columbia University, only to learn more than he bargained for. Dissatisfied by the orthodox attitudes of the school, Allen finds himself drawn to iconoclastic colleagues like Lucien Carr, William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac. Together, this gang would explore bold new literary ideas that would challenge the sensibilities of their time as the future Beat Generation. However, for all their creativity, their very appetites and choices lead to more serious transgressions that would mark their lives forever. This is why Kill Your Darlings (2013) is one of the best movies like Schindler's List (1993). (Read More)

Themes:guilt,  friendship
Characters:german,  jew,  jewish
Period:1940s
Story:ends with biographical notes,  what happened to epilogue,  typewriter,  prologue,  man with glasses,  prisoner,  male pubic hair,  mirror,  crying,  world war two,  shower,  murder,  blood

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Themes:friendship
Characters:engineer,  doctor
Story:good versus evil,  tragic hero,  dark hero,  hiding in a closet,  character's point of view camera shot,  prologue,  no opening credits,  subjective camera,  psychopath,  rescue,  shot in the head,  machine gun,  pistol,  husband wife relationship,  character name in title,  violence,  blood,  murder,  death

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The Untouchables (1987)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Untouchables (1987)

1920's prohibition Chicago is corrupt from the judges downward. So in going up against Al Capone, Treasury agent Eliot Ness picks just two cops to help him and his accountant colleague. One is a sharp-shooting rookie, the other a seen-it-all beat man. The four of them are ready to battle Capone and his empire, but it could just be that guns are not the best way to get him. (Read More)

Themes:racism,  marriage
Period:1930s
Story:accountant,  famous score,  blockbuster,  suitcase,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  child in peril,  man with glasses,  psychopath,  shot in the head,  hero,  based on book,  based on true story,  two word title,  violence,  death,  murder,  blood

Glory (1989) is one of the best movies like Schindler's List (1993)
Biography, Drama, History, War

Glory (1989)

Shaw was an officer in the Federal Army during the American Civil War who volunteered to lead the first company of black soldiers. Shaw was forced to deal with the prejudices of both the enemy (who had orders to kill commanding officers of blacks), and of his own fellow officers.

Themes:racism,  friendship
Mood:epic
Story:mass grave,  famous score,  honor,  friendship between men,  what happened to epilogue,  hate,  uniform,  hero,  based on book,  based on true story,  pistol,  violence,  death,  blood

High-rise (2015)
Drama

High-rise (2015)

Class struggle becomes all too real as a young doctor moves into a modern apartment block in suburban 1975 London. Drugs, drink & debauchery dissolve into murder, mayhem and misogyny in this pseudo-post-apocalyptic breakdown of societal norms.

Characters:german,  maid,  doctor
Story:architect,  shaving,  character's point of view camera shot,  champagne,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  birthday party,  no opening credits,  candle,  subjective camera,  mirror,  shower,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  blood,  violence

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