Most Similar Movies to The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)


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The Pianist (2002), The Book Thief (2013), Schindler's List (1993), Defiance (2008), The Counterfeiters (2007), Sophie's Choice (1982), Enemy at the Gates (2001) ... Let's take a look at the following list...

The Pianist (2002)

The Pianist (2002)

8.5/10 War, Drama, Biography, Music

A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II.

It's Roman Polanski's strongest and most personally felt movie.

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The Book Thief (2013)

The Book Thief (2013)

7.6/10 War, Drama

While subjected to the horrors of World War II Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. In the basement of her home, a Jewish refugee is being protected by her adoptive parents.

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Schindler's List (1993)

Schindler's List (1993)

8.9/10 War, Drama

In German-occupied Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazi Germans.

With seemingly effortless grace and skill, Schindler's List balances fear and exaltation, humor and horror, love and death. It evokes, superbly, a time of savagery and grief, and the inexplicable, stunning compassion that rises within and against it.

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Defiance (2008)

Defiance (2008)

7.2/10 Action, Thriller, War, Drama, History

Jewish brothers in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe escape into the Belarussian forests, where they join Russian resistance fighters, and endeavor to build a village, in order to protect themselves and about one thousand Jewish non-combatants.

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The Counterfeiters (2007)

The Counterfeiters (2007)

7.6/10 War, Drama, Crime

The story of the Operation Bernhard, the largest counterfeiting operation in history, carried out by Germany during WWII.

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Sophie's Choice (1982)

Sophie's Choice (1982)

7.6/10 Romance, Drama

Sophie is the survivor of Nazi concentration camps, who has found a reason to live with Nathan, a sparkling if unsteady American Jew obsessed with the Holocaust.

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Enemy at the Gates (2001)

Enemy at the Gates (2001)

7.6/10 Drama, History, War

A Russian and a German sniper play a game of cat-and-mouse during the Battle of Stalingrad.

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Jakob the Liar (1999)

Jakob the Liar (1999)

6.6/10 Drama, War

During World War II, an ordinary inhabitant of a ghetto fakes news about Allied offensives to inspire hope for other victims of the Nazi regime.

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Stalingrad (2013)

Stalingrad (2013)

5.6/10 Action, Drama, War

A group of Russian soldiers fight to hold a strategic building in their devastated city against a ruthless German army, and in the process become deeply connected to two Russian women who have been living there.

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Black Book (2006)

Black Book (2006)

7.7/10 Thriller, War, Drama

In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II, a Jewish singer infiltrates the regional Gestapo headquarters for the Dutch resistance.

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Lore (2012)

Lore (2012)

7.1/10 Drama, Romance, War

As the Allies sweep across Germany, Lore leads her siblings on a journey that exposes them to the truth of their parents' beliefs. An encounter with a mysterious refugee forces Lore to rely on a person she has always been taught to hate.

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Pearl Harbor (2001)

Pearl Harbor (2001)

6.2/10 Action, Drama, History, Romance, War

A tale of war and romance mixed in with history. The story follows two lifelong friends and a beautiful nurse who are caught up in the horror of an infamous Sunday morning in 1941.

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The Monuments Men (2014)

The Monuments Men (2014)

6.1/10 Comedy, Drama, History, War

An unlikely World War II platoon is tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners.

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Inglourious Basterds (2009)

Inglourious Basterds (2009)

8.3/10 War, Drama, Adventure

In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same.

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Flame & Citron (2008)

Flame & Citron (2008)

7.3/10 Action, Thriller, War, Romance, Drama, History

A drama centered on two fighters in the Holger Danske World War II resistance group.

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Battle of Britain (1969)

Battle of Britain (1969)

7.0/10 Action, Drama, History, War

In 1940, the British Royal Air Force fights a desperate battle to prevent the Luftwaffe from gaining air superiority over the English Channel as a prelude to a possible Axis invasion of the U.K.

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The Eagle Has Landed (1976)

The Eagle Has Landed (1976)

6.9/10 Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War

A German plot to kidnap Sir Winston Churchill unfolds at the height of World War II.

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The Hunting Party (2007)

The Hunting Party (2007)

6.8/10 Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War

A young journalist, a seasoned cameraman and a discredited war correspondent embark on an unauthorized mission to find the No.1 war criminal in Bosnia. However, their extremely dangerous target decides to come after them.

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Enigma (2001)

Enigma (2001)

6.3/10 Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller, War

A young genius frantically races against time to crack an enemy code and solve the mystery surrounding the woman he loves.

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Windtalkers (2002)

Windtalkers (2002)

6.1/10 Action, Drama, War

Two U.S. Marines in World War II are assigned to protect Navajo Marines, who use their native language as an unbreakable radio cypher.

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Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Saving Private Ryan (1998)

8.6/10 War, Drama

Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.

[Saving Private Ryan] accomplishes something I had been taught was most difficult -- making an action-filled anti-war film or, at least, one that doesn't in some way glorify or lie about combat.

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