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Attack and Retreat (1964)
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Attack and Retreat (1964)
Original name: Italiani brava gente
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, Soviet Union
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Beautifully photographed and lyrically written, this largely factual account of Mussolini's disastrous invasion of Russia during World War II tells the story of an Italian regiment through the eyes of a farmer from Emilia, a plumber from Rome, a miner from Puglia and a colonel.
Plot: world war two, italian army, eastern front, nazism, courage, great patriotic war, nazi, partisan, hostage, invasion, soldier, snow, train, red army, bravery, sabotage, italian history, frozen, frostbite, execution, cold weather, uniform, italian soldier, river crossing, italian abroad
Time: year 1941, year 1942, 1940s
Place: russia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, rough, realistic and serious films with plots about world war two, soldier, red army, nazi, battles, military and great patriotic war mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like Attack and Retreat: Trial on the Road (1986), The Dawns Here Are Quiet (1972), The Alive and the Dead (1964), They Fought for Their Country (1975), 1944 (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Trial on the Road (1986)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A Russian POW joins the partisan guerrillas and proves his loyalty fighting the Nazis.
Plot: great patriotic war, nazi occupation, eastern front, winter, booby trap, traitor, stabbed with a knife, explosion, ambush, roadblock, collaboration, german occupation ...
Time: 1940s
Place: soviet union, russia, ussr
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95%
The Dawns Here Are Quiet (1972)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Based on the eponymous book by Boris Vasilyev, the film is set in Karelia (North-West of Russia, near Finland) in 1941 during WWII. In a beautiful and quiet wilderness far from the front-line there is an anti-aircraft artillery point, where corporal ...
Style: based on true events, disturbing, epic, tragic ending, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, great patriotic war, military, war, soviet army, soviet, heroic mission, wartime life, military life, battles, survival ...
Time: year 1942
Place: russia, ussr, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
The Alive and the Dead (1964)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 201 min.
Story: A Russian war correspondent is drafted into the war and finds himself in the middle of battle. When he loses his party card, however, he is treated as a deserter until he finds help from a kind man. This Soviet war feature was considerably outspoken ...
Style: epic
Plot: great patriotic war, russian soldier, cold weather, uniform, war correspondent, soviet army, military uniform, world war two, tank, bombing, soldier, frontline ...
Time: year 1941
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
They Fought for Their Country (1975)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 137 min.
Story: In July 1942, in the Second World War, the rearguard of the Russian army protects the bridgehead of the Don River against the German army while the retreating Russian troops cross the bridge. While they move back to the Russian territory through the ...
Style: heroic, suspenseful, tense, rough, sentimental ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: red army, russian soldier, world war two, heroism, life & death, camaraderie, war, soldier, eastern front, patriotism, military uniform, steel helmet ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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1944 (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Estonia, Finland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The events of the war in 1944, from the Blue Hills to Sõrve Peninsula. Shown through the eyes of Estonian soldiers who had to pick sides and fight against fellow brothers. Choices have to be made, not only by the soldiers, but also by their loved ...
Style: tense, suspense, psychological, captivating
Plot: world war two, eastern front, nazi, german army, soldier, death, dead soldier, nazi soldier, enemy, retreat, attack, military ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
Place: estonia, soviet union, europe, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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The Hot Snow (1972)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In November, 1942, near the Volga, Stanlingrad is under siege of Commander Friederich Paulus and his 330,000 men. The Russian high command unleashes an operation to protect the Mishkova River to avoid that about four hundred tanks join Paulus' ...
Plot: eastern front, artillery, cold weather, world war two, battle, battlefield, military officer, red army, nazi soldier, trench, tank, female soldier ...
Time: year 1942
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Tank T-34 (1965)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Russian prisoners of war commandeer a tank and lead the Nazis on a cross-country chase in this World War II adventure drama. The Russians use their own tanks so the Nazis can use them as target practice to test a new anti-tank weapon. Knowing that ...
Plot: great patriotic war, red army, pow, self sacrifice, tank, behind enemy lines, uniform, armor, world war two
Place: soviet union, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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The Ascent (1977)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two Soviet partisans leave their starving band to get supplies from a nearby farm. The Germans have reached the farm first, so the pair must go on a journey deep into occupied territory, a voyage that will also take them deep into their souls.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized, emotional ...
Plot: world war two, cold weather, betrayal, village, partisan, graphic violence, atrocity, death sentence, wartime life, captivity, war, dishonesty ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: ussr, soviet union, russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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The Battle on the River Neretva (1969)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Yugoslavia, Italy, West Germany, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In January 1943 the German army, afraid of an Allied invasion of the Balkans, launched a great offensive against Yugoslav Partisans in Western Bosnia. The only way out for the Partisan forces and thousands of refugees was the bridge on the river ...
Style: epic, bleak, rough, exciting, captivating ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, War
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Duration: 134 min.
Story: "Stalingrad" follows the progress of a German Platoon through the brutal fighting of the Battle of Stalingrad. After having half their number wiped out and after being placed under the command of a sadistic Captain, the Lieutenant of the ...
Style: epic, rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, soldier, nazism, german, survival, starvation, russian, military life, battles, wehrmacht ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1943, year 1942
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The Turncoat (2020)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 173 min.
Story: Directed by Academy Award-winner Florian Gallenberger from Sigefried Lenz's international bestseller, "Der Überläufer" is set in the summer of 1944. German soldier Walter Proska is about to return to the Eastern Front when his train ...
Style: psychological, suspense, suspenseful, captivating, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: nazi germany, world war two, partisan, german soldier, soldier, pow, defector, beating, escape, male objectification, jail, abuse ...
Time: year 1944, year 1945, 1940s, year 1956
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58%
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Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Vietnam
Duration: 358 min.
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Story: A historic movie telling the story about a battle of Moscow during WWII.
Style: suspenseful, rough, disturbing, thought provoking
Audience: boys' night
Plot: josef stalin, world war two, nazi, military, heroism, battles, battle, great patriotic war, life & death, heroes, bravery, reconnaissance ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941
Place: ussr, russia, soviet union, moscow russia, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Winter in Wartime (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 103 min.
Story: During World War II in the freezing Netherlands winter of 1944/1945 the western Netherlands are in the grip of a famine. Many people move east to provide for their families. Fourteen year old Michiel can't wait to join the Dutch resistance, to ...
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Unknown Battle (2019)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: During WW2, in 1942 and 1943, a series of not-so-well known yet bloody battles occurred near the town of Rzhev. Those battles received the name of ‘Rzhev Meat Grinder’. The film is based on the award-winning novel by Vyacheslav Kondratyev, which ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, History, War
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Duration: 131 min.
Story: Enemy at the Gates is a war film from Jean-Jacques Annaud from 2001 that takes place during the battle of Stalingard in World War II between the Russians and the Germans.
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Duration: 82 min.
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Style: captivating, suspenseful, exciting, rough
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Style: epic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Genre: Drama, War
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Duration: 87 min.
Story: During World War II, оld Georgian peasant wine-grower Georgy (Sergo Zakariadze) leaves his Georgian village and goes off to the front line, hoping to find his son. George should see and transfer a lot of things, he becomes a soldier and only in ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 110 min.
Story: In occupied France during the WWII, a German officer is murdered. The collaborationist Vichy government decides to pin the murder on six petty criminals. Loyal judges are called in to convict them as quickly as possible.
Style: suspense, political
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 86 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, War
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Story: In June 1940, during the Dunkirk evacuation of Allied troops to England, French sergeant Julien Maillat and his men debate whether to evacuate to Britain or stay and fight the German troops that are closing-in from all directions. - from IMDB
Plot: world war two, french army, french soldier, french military, uniform, sand, shore, car accident, beach, soldier, steel helmet
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%