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Coming Out of the Ice (1982)
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Coming Out of the Ice (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Victor and his family moved to the USSR in the mid '30's. When he refused to sign his skydiving accomplishment as a citizen of the USSR, he was not tried but simply sent to prison. His horrific imprisonment, beating and torture culminated with his being sent to the Gulag for many years. He was in the Soviet Union, according to the film, for a total of 45 years.
Plot: gulag, teenager, immigrants
Time: 1940s, 1930s
Place: siberia, soviet union

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, thought provoking and sexy films with plots about life is a bitch, gulag, showbiz, filmmaking, society, ambition and nudity (full frontal - brief) mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Coming Out of the Ice: Within the Whirlwind (2009), The Chronicles of Melanie (2016), The Confession (1990), Billy: The Early Years (2008), The George Raft Story (1961). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Within the Whirlwind (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, Poland, Belgium
Duration: 90 min.
Story: During Stalin's reign of terror, Evgenia Ginzburg, a literature professor, was sent to 10 years hard labor in a gulag in Siberia. Having lost everything, and no longer wishing to live, she meets the camp doctor and begins to come back to life.
Plot: female director, hallucination, kiss, male female relationship, steam train, starvation, train, sex scene, red dress, rape, jailed, hallucinations ...
Time: year 1934
Place: soviet union, siberia
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The Chronicles of Melanie (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Latvia, Czech Republic, Finland
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The 14th of June 1941, Soviet-occupied Latvia: Without warning, the authorities break into the house of Melanie and her husband Aleksandr and force them to leave everything behind. Together with more than 15 000 Latvians, Melanie and her son get ...
Style: bleak, suspense, disturbing, rough
Plot: deportation, gulag, survival, cruelty, politics, grief, world war two, political prisoner, life is a bitch, mother son relationship, period piece, crying baby ...
Time: year 1941, 1950s, year 1957, 1940s, 50s
Place: siberia, soviet union, russia, latvia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Norway, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Fly-on-the-wall treatment of an ordinary day in the life of a prisoner in Stalin's Gulag. Closely adapted from Solzhenitsyn's classic novel based on his own experiences. Shot entirely on location in northern Norway
Plot: gulag, prisoner of war camp, job, prisoner, winter, human nature, weather, prison, veteran, world war two veteran, punishment, food ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: soviet union, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Execution of Private Slovik (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The story of Eddie Slovik, who was executed by the Army in 1945, the only American soldier to be executed for desertion since the Civil War.
Plot: firing squad, desertion, world war two, miscarriage, execution, court martial
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Will There Really Be a Morning? (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: This is the story of actress Frances Farmer, her struggles with mental illness and involuntary confinement in an insane asylum.
Style: emotional, gloomy, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: mental illness, prodigy, politics, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, actor's life, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, couples, addiction, alcohol abuse, showbiz ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 30s
Place: seattle, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The life and times of silverscreen goddess Rita Hayworth.
Plot: actress, dance, showbiz, star, dancing
Time: 1940s
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
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Style: captivating, thought provoking, realistic, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: fbi, watergate, dishonesty, crimes, society, gangsters, megalomaniac, social decay, government agency, head of state, law enforcement, state affairs ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 50s, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california, los angeles, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Confession (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
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Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Most of us know Billy Graham as the self-assured and charismatic preacher who became one of the most important figures of 20th Century Christianity. Now, with the release of Billy: The Early Years, we meet Billy as the earnest and promising young ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
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Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 105 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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