Movies You Should Watch If You Like Witnesses (2019)

Movies like Witnesses (2019).

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The Attic: the Hiding of Anne Frank (1988)

Genres: Drama, History, War

In 1940, the Nazis invade the Netherlands. Miep Gies is a young woman, and an office assistant of Otto Frank, who is Jewish.
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A Bag of Marbles (2017)

Starring: Dorian Le Clech, Batyste Fleurial, Patrick Bruel, Elsa Zylberstein
Duration: 1h 50mins
Genres: Biography, Drama, History

In occupied France during World War II, two young Jewish brothers, Maurice and Joseph, are sent by their parents to the Italian Zone, and display courage, intelligence and ingenuity as they escape the occupiers and try to reunite their family.
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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)

Starring: Asa Butterfield, David Thewlis, Rupert Friend, Zac Mattoon O'Brien
Duration: 1h 34mins
Genres: Drama, History, War

Bruno is a young boy living in Berlin in Nazi Germany during World War II. His father Ralf gets promoted, and relocates the family to the "countryside" (occupied Poland).
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The Grey Zone (2001)

Starring: David Arquette, Velizar Binev, David Chandler, Michael Stuhlbarg
Duration: 1h 48mins
Genres: Drama, History, War

The film opens in October 1944, in the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp.
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The Assault (1986)

Starring: Derek de Lint, Marc van Uchelen, Monique van de Ven, John Kraaijkamp Sr.
Duration: 2h 24mins
Genres: Drama, History, Romance

In January 1945, as the Second World War in Europe is reaching its end, much of the Netherlands remains under Nazi occupation.
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The Counterfeiters (2007)

Starring: Karl Markovics, August Diehl, Devid Striesow, Martin Brambach
Duration: 1h 39mins
Genres: Crime, Drama, History

The film begins shortly after the end of the Second World War, with a man arriving in Monte Carlo.
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World War II: When Lions Roared (1994)

Genres: Drama, History, War

The film portrays Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin as they maneuver their countries through several of the major events of World War II - such events include the Blitz, Operation Barbarossa, the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the North African Campaign, the Allied invasion of Italy, the Tehran Conference, and the Yalta Conference.
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God on Trial (2008)

Starring: Joseph Muir, Josef Altin, Ashley Artus, Alexi Kaye Campbell
Duration: 1h 26mins
Genres: Drama, War

God on Trial is a 2008 British television play written by Frank Cottrell Boyce, starring Antony Sher, Rupert Graves and Jack Shepherd.
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The Zookeeper's Wife (2017)

Starring: Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Brühl, Timothy Radford
Duration: 2h 7mins
Genres: Biography, Drama, History

Dr. Jan Żabiński (Johan Heldenbergh) is director of the Warsaw Zoo, one of the largest in 1930s Europe, assisted by his wife, Antonina (Jessica Chastain).
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The Round Up (2010)

Starring: Jean Reno, Mélanie Laurent, Gad Elmaleh, Raphaëlle Agogué
Duration: 1h 55mins
Genres: Drama, History, War

Jo Weisman, a young Jewish Parisian, and his family are taken by the Germans and Vichy collaborators in the rafle du Vel' d'Hiv.
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Labyrinth of Lies (2014)

Starring: André Szymanski, Alexander Fehling, Friederike Becht, Johannes Krisch
Duration: 2h 4mins
Genres: Drama, History

In 1958, Johann Radmann is a young and idealistic public prosecutor who takes an interest in the case of Charles Schulz, a former Auschwitz extermination camp commander who is now teaching at a school in Frankfurt am Main.
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Escape From Sobibor (1987)

Starring: Alan Arkin, Joanna Pacula, Rutger Hauer, Hartmut Becker
Duration: 2h 23mins
Genres: Drama, History, War

Escape from Sobibor is a 1987 British television film which aired on ITV and CBS.
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Copenhagen (2002)

Starring: Stephen Rea, Daniel Craig, Francesca Annis
Duration: 1h 30mins
Genres: Drama, History, War

Copenhagen is a 2002 British television drama film written and directed by Howard Davies, and starring Daniel Craig, Stephen Rea, and Francesca Annis.
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The Final Solution: the Wannsee Conference (1984)

Starring: Dietrich Mattausch, Gerd Böckmann, Friedrich G. Beckhaus, Robert Atzorn
Duration: 1h 27mins
Genres: Drama, History

The Wannsee Conference (German: Die Wannseekonferenz) is a 1984 German TV film portraying the events of the Wannsee Conference, held in Berlin in January 1942.
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The Empty Mirror (1996)

Genres: Drama, History, War

The film is a fantastical journey through the looking-glass of history into the darkest recesses of the mind of Adolf Hitler.
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The Hiding Place (1975)

Starring: Julie Harris, Jeannette Clift, Arthur O'Connell, Robert Rietty
Duration: 2h 30mins
Genres: Biography, Drama, History

As the Nazis invade the Netherlands in 1940, Corrie (Jeannette Clift George) and the rest of her family allow Jews to hide in a part of their home that is specially remodeled by members of the Dutch resistance.
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Adam Resurrected (2008)

Starring: Jeff Goldblum, Willem Dafoe, Cristian Motiu, Derek Jacobi
Duration: 1h 46mins
Genres: Drama, War

Adam Resurrected (Hebrew: אדם בן כלב‎, romanized: Adam Ben Kelev) is a 2008 American–German–Israeli drama film, directed by Paul Schrader and adapted from Yoram Kaniuk's novel of the same name published in Israel in 1968 (the book's original name literally means "Adam, son of a dog").
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Europa Europa (1990)

Starring: Solomon Perel, Marco Hofschneider, René Hofschneider, André Wilms
Duration: 1h 52mins
Genres: Drama, History, War

A Jewish boy, separated from his family in the early days of WWII, poses as a German orphan and is thereafter taken into the heart of the Nazi world as a 'war hero' and eventually made a Hitler Youth.
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The Birdcatcher (2019)

Starring: Sarah-Sofie Boussnina, Arthur Hakalahti, Jakob Cedergren, Laura Birn
Duration: 1h 40mins
Genres: Drama, History, Thriller

On her attempt to flee the Nazi round-up in Norway, Esther finds herself alone, on an occupied farm forced to conceal her identity; leading to a series of choices and consequences which shift the paths of those around her.
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The Garden of the Finzi-continis (1970)

Starring: Dominique Sanda, Lino Capolicchio, Helmut Berger, Fabio Testi
Duration: 1h 34mins
Genres: Drama, History, War

In the late 1930s, in Ferrara, a group of young friends get together for afternoons of tennis and happy times.
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