10 best movies like Schindler's List (1993)

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Schindler's List 1993
The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.
List of the best movies like Schindler's List (1993): Good Evening, Mr. Wallenberg, The Pianist, Life Is Beautiful, Europa Europa, The Big Red One, Bent, When Trumpets Fade, Voyage of the Damned, The Bridge at Remagen, The Heroes of Telemark.

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Good Evening, Mr. Wallenberg (1990)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, military, biography
CountrySweden, Hungary
Duration01:55

Swedish account of Raoul Wallenberg, the man responsible for the largest rescue of Jews during World War II.

The Pianist (2002)
Markimdb: 8.6
Genredrama, military, music, biography
CountryFrance, Poland, United Kingdom, Germany
Duration02:29

The true story of pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman's experiences in Warsaw during the Nazi occupation. When the Jews of the city find themselves forced into a ghetto, Szpilman finds work playing in a café; and when his family is deported in 1942, he stays behind, works for a while as a laborer, and eventually goes into hiding in the ruins of the war-torn city.

Life Is Beautiful (1997)
Duration01:56

A touching story of an Italian book seller of Jewish ancestry who lives in his own little fairy tale. His creative and happy life would come to an abrupt halt when his entire family is deported to a concentration camp during World War II. While locked up he tries to convince his son that the whole thing is just a game.

Europa Europa (1990)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, military, history
CountryGermany, France, Poland
Duration01:52

A Jewish boy separated from his family in the early days of WWII poses as a German orphan and is taken into the heart of the Nazi world as a 'war hero' and eventually becomes a Hitler Youth.

The Big Red One (1980)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:53

A veteran sergeant of World War I leads a squad in World War II, always in the company of the survivor Pvt. Griff, the writer Pvt. Zab, the Sicilian Pvt. Vinci and Pvt. Johnson, in Vichy French Africa, Sicily, D-Day at Omaha Beach, Belgium and France, and ending in a concentration camp in Czechoslovakia where they face the true horror of war.

Bent (1997)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Japan
Duration01:45

Max is a handsome young man who, after a fateful tryst with a German soldier, is forced to run for his life. Eventually Max is placed in a concentration camp where he pretends to be Jewish because in the eyes of the Nazis, gays are the lowest form of human being. But it takes a relationship with an openly gay prisoner to teach Max that without the love of another, life is not worth living.

When Trumpets Fade (1998)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:35

In WWII Western Germany, Private David Manning reluctantly leaves behind a mortally wounded fellow soldier and searches for survivors from his platoon, only to learn from commanding officer Captain Pritchett that they have all been killed in action. Despite requesting a discharge on the grounds of mental disability, Manning is promoted to sergeant and assigned to lead a new platoon of young inductees.

Voyage of the Damned (1976)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:38

A luxury liner carries Jewish refugees from Hitler's Germany in a desperate fight for survival.

The Bridge at Remagen (1969)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:52

In March of 1945, as the War in Europe is coming to a close, fighting erupts between German and American troops at the last remaining bridgehead across the Rhine.

The Heroes of Telemark (1965)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:05

Set in German-occupied Norway, resistance fighter Knut Straud enlists the reluctant physicist Rolf Pedersen in an effort to destroy the German heavy water production plant in rural Telemark.

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Kapo (1960)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, military
CountryItaly, France, Yugoslavia

Determined to survive at any price, Edith, a young Jewish woman deported to an extermination camp, manages to survive by accepting the role of kapo, a privileged prisoner whose mission is to ruthlessly guard other prisoners.

Korczak (1990)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryPoland, Germany, United Kingdom

The story of Polish pedagogue Janusz Korczak and his dedication to protecting Jewish orphans during the war.

Out of the Ashes (2003)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:53

The real-life story of Gisella Perl, a Jewish Hungarian doctor imprisoned in the notorious Auschwitz death camp of World War II.

Run Boy Run (2013)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, drama, military, biography
CountryGermany, France, Poland
Duration01:48

Run Boy Run is the true story of Jurek, an eight-year-old boy, who escapes from the Warsaw ghetto, then manages to survive in the woods and working as a farmhand, disguising himself as a Polish orphan. He encounters people who will betray him for a reward, who will beat him up or try to kill him, and he meets those, who will do and risk almost everything to help him. Jurek’s resilience is put to the ultimate test, when an accident cripples him, making it harder to find work. But he struggles on against all odds. Eventually the Russians reach his area and Jurek even finds a family where he could stay. Yet he is betrayed again, and a young man from a Jewish orphanage forcefully tries to bring Jurek back to his people and his faith.

Süskind (2012)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryNetherlands

In Nazi-occupied Amsterdam, Walter Süskind is a member of the Dutch Jewish Council who rescues hundreds of children from the concentration camps.

The Book Thief (2013)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, military
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:11

While subjected to the horrors of WWII Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, a Jewish refuge is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.

The Grey Zone (2001)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:25

A Nazi doctor, along with the Sonderkomando Jews – who are forced to work in the crematoria of Auschwitz against their fellow-Jews – find themselves in a moral grey zone.

Defiance (2008)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:17

Based on a true story, during World War II, four Jewish brothers escape their Nazi-occupied homeland of West Belarus in Poland and join the Soviet partisans to combat the Nazis. The brothers begin the rescue of roughly 1,200 Jews still trapped in the ghettos of Poland.

The Round Up (2010)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, military, history
CountryFrance, Germany, Hungary
Duration01:55

Joseph is eleven. And this June morning, he must go to school, a yellow star sown on his chest. He receives the support of a goods dealer. The mockery of a baker. Between kindness and contempt, Jo, his Jewish friends, their families, learn of life in an occupied Paris, on the Butte Montmartre, where they've taken shelter. At least that's what they think, until that morning on July 16th 1942, when their fragile happiness is toppled over.

Paradise Road (1997)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, military, history
CountryAustralia, USA
Duration02:02

A group of English, American, Dutch and Australian women creates a vocal orchestra while being imprisoned in a Japanese POW camp on Sumatra during World War II.

Emotional Arithmetic (2007)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama
CountryCanada
Duration01:39

An emotionally scarred fifty-something female, a high-profile but haunted British novelist, and a heroic dissident-cum-Soviet psychiatric hospital veteran, all reunite decades after bonding and surviving together in a detention camp during World War II.

Lore (2012)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, military
CountryAustralia, Germany, United Kingdom
Duration01:48

Lore leads her four younger siblings across a war-torn Germany in 1945. Amidst the chaos she encounters a mysterious refugee who shatters her fragile reality with hatred and desire.

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:30

When his family moves from their home in Berlin to a strange new house in Poland, young Bruno befriends Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the fence where everyone seems to be wearing striped pajamas. Unaware of Shmuel's fate as a Jewish prisoner or the role his own Nazi father plays in his imprisonment, Bruno embarks on a dangerous journey inside the camp's walls.

Naked Among Wolves (2015)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, military, history
CountryGermany

Taking place at the Concentration camp Buchenwald at the end of March 1945, prisoner Hans Pippig discovers in a carrying case of an incoming prisoner a Jewish child. If reported the three-year-old is sure to die. On the other hand, a violation of the rules of the camp would threaten the long prepared uprising of the concentration camp prisoners against the SS.

Wunderkinder (2011)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, military, music
CountryGermany
Duration01:40

Three musically talented children look to the future, but their hopes crumble when Germany and Russia enter into war.

Little Dieter Needs to Fly (1997)
Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, documentary, military, biography
CountryGermany, United Kingdom, France
Duration01:20

In 1966, Dieter Dengler was shot down over Laos, captured, and, down to 85 pounds, escaped. Barefoot, surviving monsoons, leeches, and machete-wielding villagers, he was rescued. Now, near 60, living on Mt. Tamalpais, Dengler tells his story: a German lad surviving Allied bombings in World War II, postwar poverty, apprenticed to a smith, beaten regularly. At 18, he emigrates and peels potatoes in the U.S. Air Force. He leaves for California and college, then enlistment in the Navy to learn to fly. A quiet man of sorrows tells his story: war, capture, harrowing conditions, escape, and miraculous rescue. Where did he find the strength; how does he now live with his memories?

The Third Half (2012)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history, sport
CountryMacedonia, Czech Republic, USA
Duration01:53

Spitz is the German-Jewish coach of the football team Macedonia during World War II. Under his leadership, the team fights to become the champion of Bulgaria's National Football League

Fateless (2005)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountryHungary, Germany, United Kingdom, Israel, France, USA

An Hungarian youth comes of age at Buchenwald during World War II. György Köves is 14, the son of a merchant who's sent to a forced labor camp. After his father's departure, György gets a job at a brickyard; his bus is stopped and its Jewish occupants sent to camps. There, György find camaraderie, suffering, cruelty, illness, and death. He hears advice on preserving one's dignity and self-esteem. He discovers hatred. If he does survive and returns to Budapest, what will he find? What is natural; what is it to be a Jew? Sepia, black and white, and color alternate to shade the mood.

The Devil's Arithmetic (1999)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantasy, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:35

Hannah Stern, an American-born Jewish adolescent, is uninterested in the culture, faith and customs of her relatives; however, Hannah begins to revaluate her heritage when she has a supernatural experience that transports her back to a Nazi death camp in 1941. There, she meets a young girl named Rivkah, a fellow captive in the camp. As Rivkah and Hannah struggle to survive in the face of daily atrocities, they form an unbreakable bond.

Where Hands Touch (2018)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:26

Germany, 1944. Leyna, the 15-year old daughter of a white German mother and a black African father, meets Lutz, a compassionate member of the Hitler Youth whose father is a prominent Nazi soldier, and they form an unlikely connection in this quickly changing world.




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