Movies like John Rabe (2009)
If you're looking for some great movies that are a lot like John Rabe, here is our list of similar films:
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    1. Schindler's List

    #90 most popular movie yesterday

    This epic historical drama directed by Steven Spielberg tells the story of Oskar Schindler, a German businessman who saved the lives of over a thousand Polish-Jewish refugees during the Holocaust by employing them in his factories. Like John Rabe, Schindler's List explores the theme of an unlikely humanitarian set against the backdrop of World War II atrocities.

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    2. Empire of the Sun

    #1,106 most popular movie yesterday

    Directed by Steven Spielberg, this war film is based on J.G. Ballard's semi-autobiographical novel, telling the story of a young British boy's struggle to survive in Shanghai during Japanese occupation. Audiences who appreciate John Rabe’s exploration of the human condition in wartime will resonate with this movie's similar themes.

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    3. The Last Emperor

    #1,261 most popular movie yesterday

    An intimate portrayal of Pu Yi, the last Emperor of China, as he transitions through significant periods of Chinese history, including his role during Japanese occupation. This film shares John Rabe's deep dive into a historical and cultural narrative, providing a personal perspective on monumental historical events.

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    4. Hotel Rwanda

    #1,325 most popular movie yesterday

    This film details the heroic actions of Paul Rusesabagina, a hotel manager who housed over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda. If someone was moved by John Rabe's portrayal of heroism amidst dire circumstances, Hotel Rwanda is a compelling companion.

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    5. Defiance

    #2,884 most popular movie yesterday

    Starring Daniel Craig, this war film is based on the true story of the Bielski partisans, a group led by Jewish brothers who saved and recruited Jews in Belarus during the Second World War. It showcases themes of resistance and salvation much like John Rabe.

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    6. The Flowers of War

    #3,609 most popular movie yesterday

    Set during the Rape of Nanking, this historical drama stars Christian Bale as a mortician who poses as a priest in order to protect schoolgirls from Japanese soldiers. As with John Rabe, it depicts the brutalities of the Nanking Massacre and features a protagonist attempting to save innocent lives.