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Hard to Be a God (1989)
 6.4
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Hard to Be a God (1989)
Original name: Es ist nicht leicht, ein Gott zu sein
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: West Germany, France, Soviet Union, Switzerland
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Another planet in the period of medieval times. An employee of the institute of experimental history from Earth, who is send under the name of noble don Rumata of Estor as a spy with a mission to contact the local resident of the institute, arrives in the city of Arkanar. But the resident perishes under an unlucky attempt to make a palace coup, and Rumata have to take his place as the resident. Soon he meets all the horrors of the medieval society - a peasant war, palace coups, mass executions. To continue to be an indifferent watcher of all these horrors turns out to be simply impossible...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, barbarian, sword, sword and sorcery, sword and planet, outer space

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, futuristic, psychotronic and captivating films with plots about outer space, spacecraft, space travel, adventure, escapades, space and aliens and danger mostly in Sci-Fi, Adventure and Drama genres. Some movies like Hard to Be a God: The Witches Cave (1990), Sumuru (2003), Lilac Ball (1987), Space Battleship Yamato (2010), Pilot Pirx's Inquest (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Witches Cave (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
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Duration: 85 min.
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Sumuru (2003)
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Duration: 94 min.
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Lilac Ball (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 77 min.
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Pilot Pirx's Inquest (1979)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
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Style: psychotronic
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