10 best movies like The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008)

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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas 2008
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.
List of the best movies like The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008): The Book Thief, Au Revoir les Enfants, Bent, Paradise Road, The Grey Zone, Naked Among Wolves, Wunderkinder, Jojo Rabbit, Charlotte Gray, Adam Resurrected.

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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.

Au Revoir les Enfants (1987)
Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, military
CountryFrance, West Germany, Italy
Duration01:44

Au revoir les enfants tells a heartbreaking story of friendship and devastating loss concerning two boys living in Nazi-occupied France. At a provincial Catholic boarding school, the precocious youths enjoy true camaraderie—until a secret is revealed. Based on events from writer-director Malle’s own childhood, the film is a subtle, precisely observed tale of courage, cowardice, and tragic awakening.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Jojo Rabbit (2019)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, drama, military, history
CountryNew Zealand, Czech Republic, USA

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 confront his blind nationalism.

Charlotte Gray (2001)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, Australia, Germany
Duration02:01

This is a drama set in Nazi-occupied France at the height of World War II. Charlotte Gray tells the compelling story of a young Scottish woman working with the French Resistance in the hope of rescuing her lover, a missing RAF pilot. Based on the best-selling novel by Sebastian Faulks.

Adam Resurrected (2008)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama, military
CountryGermany, Israel, USA

Before the war, in Berlin, Adam was an entertainer- cabaret impresario, magician, musician-loved by all until he finds himself in a concentration camp, confronted by Commandant Klein. Adam survives the camp by becoming the Klein's "dog", entertaining him while his wife and daughter are sent off to die. "Adam Resurrected" is the story of a man who once was a dog who meets a dog who once was a boy.

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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 White Countess (2005)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, China, USA
Duration02:15

Iin 1930s Shanghai, 'The White Countess' is both Sofia—a fallen member of the Russian aristocracy—and a nightclub created by a blind American diplomat, who asks Sofia to be the centerpiece of the world he wants to create.

Anthropoid (2016)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, military, biography, history
CountryCzech Republic, United Kingdom, USA, France
Duration02:24

In December 1941, Czech soldier Jozef Gabčík and Jan Kubiš parachute into their occupied homeland to assassinate Nazi officer Reinhard Heydrich

Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, music, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Australia
Duration02:05

Author P.L. Travers travels from London to Hollywood as Walt Disney Pictures adapts her novel Mary Poppins for the big screen.

The Flowers of War (2011)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryChina, Hong Kong
Duration02:26

A Westerner finds refuge with a group of women in a church during Japan's rape of Nanking in 1937. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety.

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

Secrets of War (2014)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, family, military
CountryNetherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg
Duration01:32

Tuur and Lambert are best friends. But the war is closing in and is about to change their lives forever. Tuurs dad joined the resistance and even his big brother seems so be part of it. Lamberts family on the other hand choose to obey the Germans. Then a new girls from the city shows up, befriending the boys but telling her secret to only one of them. A choice that separates the boys and ultimately gets her in trouble.

Sophie's Choice (1982)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:37

Stingo, a young writer, moves to Brooklyn in 1947 to begin work on his first novel. As he becomes friendly with Sophie and her lover Nathan, he learns that she is a Holocaust survivor. Flashbacks reveal her harrowing story, from pre-war prosperity to Auschwitz. In the present, Sophie and Nathan's relationship increasingly unravels as Stingo grows closer to Sophie and Nathan's fragile mental state becomes ever more apparent.

Good (2008)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, Hungary, Cayman Islands
Duration01:36

The rise of national socialism in Germany should not be regarded as a conspiracy of madmen. Millions of "good" people found themselves in a society spiralling into terrible chaos. A film about then, which illuminates the terrors of now.

Conspiracy (2001)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:36

The historical recreation of the 1942 Wannsee Conference, in which Nazi and SS leaders gathered in a Berlin suburb to discuss the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question". Lead by SS-General Reinhard Heydrich, this group of high ranking German officials came to the historic and far reaching decision that the Jews of Europe were to be exterminated in what would come to be known as the Holocaust.

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.

War Horse (2011)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryUSA, India
Duration02:26

Follows a young man named Albert and his horse, Joey, and how their bond is broken when Joey is sold to the cavalry and sent to the trenches of World War One. Despite being too young to enlist, Albert heads to France to save his friend.

The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society (2018)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration02:33

Free-spirited writer Juliet Ashton forms a life-changing bond with the delightful and eccentric Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, when she decides to write about the book club they formed during the occupation of Guernsey in WWII.

The Zookeeper's Wife (2017)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Czech Republic
Duration02:23

The account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Jan and Antonina Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the Nazi invasion.

Pathfinders: In the Company of Strangers (2011)
Markimdb: 3.4
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUSA

Untold and lost history. A true story of the American Pathfinders, the volunteer paratroopers whose deadly mission was to land 30 minutes before the Normandy invasion, locate and mark strategic "drop zones" and set up the top-secret navigation equipment needed to guide the main airborne assault on D-Day.

A Midnight Clear (1992)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:48

Set in 1944 France, an American Intelligence Squad locates a German Platoon wishing to surrender rather than die in Germany's final war offensive. The two groups of men, isolated from the war at present, put aside their differences and spend Christmas together before the surrender plan turns bad and both sides are forced to fight the other.

The Shop on Main Street (1965)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genredrama, military
CountryCzechoslovakia
Duration02:05

In a small town in Nazi-occupied Slovakia during World War II, decent but timid carpenter Tono is named "Aryan comptroller" of a button store owned by an old Jewish widow, Rozalie. Since the post comes with a salary and standing in the town's corrupt hierarchy, Tono wrestles with greed and guilt as he and Rozalie gradually befriend each other. When the authorities order all Jews in town to be rounded up, Tono faces a moral dilemma unlike any he's known before.

13 Minutes (2015)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, military, history
CountryGermany, Italy
Duration01:44

The breath-taking story of a man who nearly would have changed the world. 1939, when Hitler tricked millions of people at the height of his power, one said a radical No: Georg Elser, disparaged as an assassin, is one of the greatest resistance fighters.

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.

Memphis Belle (1990)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, Japan, USA
Duration01:47

The "Memphis Belle" is a World War II bomber, piloted by a young crew on dangerous bombing raids into Europe. The crew only have to make one more bombing raid before they have finished their duty and can go home. In the briefing before their last flight, the crew discover that the target for the day is Dresden, a heavily-defended city that invariably causes many Allied casualties




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