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The Edge (2010)
 6.5
 3K
The Edge (2010)
Original name: Край
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The action takes place shortly after the end of the Second World War in the Siberian hinterland, among Russians and Germans with damaged personal stories and a strange transformation: the victors seem to be crawling into the skins of the defeated, and vice versa. Ignat, is the embodiment of the larger-than-life image of the Soviet victorious warrior who, in fact, proves to be shell-shocked, sick and broken, although not completely destroyed. Trains become fetish for the heroes of the film, and speed becomes a mania; they virtually become one with their steam engines, while the machines take on human names. The heroes set up an almost fatal race in the Siberian forest, risking their own lives and those of others.
Style: serious, captivating, bleak, realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: train, gulag, rivalry, captivity, prison, prison life, confined, wilderness, escapades, soldier, obsessive quest, danger, pow, ex military, snow, female full frontal nudity, hard labor, cold weather, post world war two, prisoner of war camp, uniform, breast fondling, bathhouse
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: russia, soviet union

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and exciting films with plots about escapades, danger, military, heroes, confined, world war two and war mostly in Drama, War and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Edge: Texas '46 (2002), The Star (2002), The Way Back (2010), Paradjanov: Lover of Beauty (2013), The Gustloff (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Texas '46 (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story its the untold story of Italian World War II POW"S in Jan 1946. Luca Zingaretti stars as one of over 50,000 Italian Prisoners of War detained at POW camps in the U.S. Roy Schneider stars as Colonel Gartner, the Commander ...
Style: rough, serious, bleak, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: fascism, soldier, war, anti war, prison, basic training, captivity, genocide, holocaust, military life, prison life, wartime life ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: texas, usa
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95%
 7.2
 2K
The Star (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The film is based on the eponymous book by Emmanuil Kazakevich. In the summer of 1944 the Nazi Armies prepare a massive Tank Division named 'Viking" for the offensive on occupied Russian land. The Russian Army's special group of seven ...
Style: bleak, serious, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: military, d day, soldier, war, escapades, heroes, adventure, battles, fall in love, danger, tank, bravery ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: soviet union, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 7.3
 101K
The Way Back (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates, Poland
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Peter Weir's follow-up to Master & Commander (2003) is the stark & brilliant The Way Back, which takes on the theme of man's struggle for freedom. At the dawn of WWII, several men escape from a Russian gulag. The film ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: escape, survival, danger, wilderness, communism, priest, on the road, freedom, camp, russian, escapades, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: russia, india, asia, himalaya, mongolia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Paradjanov: Lover of Beauty (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ukraine, France, Georgia, Armenia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A film director Sergey Paradjanov creates brilliant films. His nonconformist behavior conflicts with Soviet System. He is committed to prison for being eccentric.
Style: serious, stylized, captivating, realistic
Plot: filmmaking, artists and showbiz, couple relations, prison, isolation, prison life, couples, genius, celebrity, love, prisoner, artist ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s
Place: russia, ukraine, caucasus, france, soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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 5.8
 415
The Gustloff (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Joseph Vilsmaier Two-part TV movie focuses on the tragic events surrounding the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff, a German passenger ship, at the end of World War II. On 30 January 1945, Captain Hellmuth Kehding was in charge of the ship, evacuating ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Plot: ship, torpedo, wartime life, downfall, ocean or sea, danger, soldier, chaos and mayhem, confined, escapades, military, evacuation ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
The Misfit Brigade (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK, Denmark
Duration: 100 min.
Story: War story of the 27th Panzers, Hitler's heavy-duty combat regiment composed of prisoners.
Style: serious, bleak, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: soldier, anti war, prison life, battle zone, war, battles, prison, danger, adventure, heroes, military, nazism ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: soviet union, mine, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Escape from Sobibor (1987)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Yugoslavia
Duration: 143 min.
Story: During WWII, the death camp at Treblinka had an escape, causing the Commandant at a similar camp in Sobibor to vow (actually threaten) that his camp would never experience the same thing. But those who were its captives, the Jewish laborers that had ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: concentration camp, against humanity, holocaust, corporal punishment, labor camp, hard labor, violence, brutality, genocide, captivity, anti heroes, war ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.8
 2K
In Tranzit (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Russia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Nazi POWs suspected of heinous acts are locked up in a Soviet women's prison run by vengeful female guards. To weed out the guilty, the innocent must pay. Can supposed enemies turn into great loves? Based on a true post-World War II story, this ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: soldier, holocaust, prison, war, anti semitism, captivity, romance, genocide, prison life, wartime life, against humanity, confined ...
Time: 1940s
Place: soviet union, russia, europe, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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In the Crosswind (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Estonia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: June 14, 1941, 3 a.m. Over 40000 people from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are deported by Soviets to Siberia. Among them is a philosophy student Erna, a happily married mother of a little girl. Separated from her husband Erna and her daughter are ...
Style: emotional, serious, atmospheric, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: deportation, on the road, getting home, survival, wartime life, life is a bitch, parents and children, family in danger, danger, escapades, family relations, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1941, 1950s, 1940s
Place: estonia, europe, russia, siberia, ussr ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Edelweiss Pirates (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, Luxembourg
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Im Kölner Stadtteil Ehrenfeld lebt eine Gruppe von Arbeiterkindern kurz vor Ende des Zweiten Weltkriegs ihren ganz eigenen Alltag. Die selbsternannten „Edelweißpiraten“ träumen von einer gerechten Welt und sehnen sich nach der unbeschwerten ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: resistance, rebelliousness, wartime life, urban, danger, rebellion, youth, life is a bitch, young heroes, human spirit, idealism, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Hunt for Wehrwolf (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, War
Country: Russia, Ukraine
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A small group of Russian soldiers with mixed skills are assembled to go on a covert mission to map out the area of Hitler's new HQ in the Ukraine known as Wehrwolf. But it's not until they get to their destination that the squads leader ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: dangerous animal, war, danger, deadly, escapades, heroes, military, rivalry, world war two, firearm, uniform, great patriotic war
Time: 20th century
Place: ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.4
 422
The Possessed (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: French-polish movie adaptation of the novel by Dostoievski (also known as Demons), directed by Andrzej Wajda.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: small town, reform, pregnancy, execution, nihilism, suicide, fanatic, revolution, arson, brutality, cynicism, russian revolution ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Treasure Raiders (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michael, an American professor teaching history at Moscow University, finances his passion for treasure hunting with competitive street racing. His racing nemesis Wolf becomes his ally as they both embark on a quest to search for a famous ancient ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: treasure hunt, chase, adventurer, obsessive quest, adventure, urban, escapades, uninhibited rivalry, chases and races, danger, rivalry, pistol ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Warriors Five (1962)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy, France, Yugoslavia
Duration: 84 min.
Story: World War II Italy...1943. After parachuting behind enemy lines on an espionage mission, an American soldier is imprisoned by the enemy. He escapes with four Italian prisoners, enlisting their aid in exploding a bridge.
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: paratrooper, soldier, prison, military, war, heroes, prostitute, battle zone, adventure, espionage, chaos and mayhem, against humanity ...
Place: germany, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Lost in Siberia (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union, UK
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The political drama is set in the Stalin's Soviet Union after the Second World War. A British archaeologist Andrei Miller is working in Iran. He is mistakenly kidnapped and arrested by the KGB. He is falsely accused of spying and wrongfully ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: ship, revolution, gulag, survival, false accusation, kgb, politics, fugitives, political intrigue, prison, political unrest, prison life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: iran, russia, persia, siberia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
1944: The Final Defence (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The Soviet army breaks through the Finnish defences on the Karelian Isthmus in June 1944, advancing with overwhelming force. Somehow, the Finnish troops must find the strength to fight back, with all odds against them. The Battle of Tali-Ihantala ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: soldier, against the odds, wartime life, war, battles, heroes, military, rivalry, infantrymen, bombing, russian soldier, world war two ...
Time: 40s, year 1944
Place: europe, finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Istanbul Beneath My Wings (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 119 min.
Story: 17. yüzyıl İstanbul’u, 4. Murat’ın demir yumruğu altında yasaklarla dolu ama fantastik karşılaşmalara da pay bırakan bir hayata sahne olmaktadır. Kendilerini uçmaya ve insan sınırlarını zorlamaya adamış iki mucit, Hazerfen ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: passionate interest, inventions and discoveries, obsessive quest, love, airplane, fall in love, adventure, ambition, escapades, romance, love and romance, state affairs ...
Time: 17th century
Place: middle east, turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.3
 718
The Sea Wolf (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jack London's brutal Wolf Larson brings a shipwrecked aristocrat and a con woman aboard his doomed ship, the Ghost.
Style: bleak, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: danger, adventure, escapades, ship, ghost, ocean or sea, survival, obsession, cons and scams, cause and meaning, psychopath, battles ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 4.9
 154
Dirty Heroes (1967)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Set near the end of World War II in the Netherlands, Dirty Heroes concerns a group of ex-convicts recruited into the U.S. Army to recover Dutch jewels originally stolen by the Nazis as well as confiscated Allied plans
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, soldier, danger, military, vengeance, adventure, battles, chases and races, confined, escapades, rivalry, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, holland, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Great Escape (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: The Nazis, exasperated at the number of escapes from their prison camps by a relatively small number of Allied prisoners, relocates them to a high-security 'escape-proof' camp to sit out the remainder of the war. Undaunted, the prisoners ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, freedom, escape, motorcycle, soldier, chase, uniform, barbed wire, optimism, prisoner, claustrophobia, prison guard ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, alps, switzerland, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.5
 4K
April 9th (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the early morning of April 9th 1940 the Danish army is alerted. The Germans have crossed the border; Denmark is at war against Europe's strongest army. In Southern Jutland Danish bicycle- and motorcycle companies are ordered out, to against ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, based on true events
Plot: war, soldier, military life, battle zone, battles, danger, military, nazi occupation, rivalry, against the odds, world war two, surprise attack ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1940
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.6
 14K
Stalingrad (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Drama set in 1942, during one of the most important battles of World War II, which stopped the progress of Nazi forces and turned the tide of war in favor of the Allies. The Soviet army mounts a counter-attack on the Nazi forces that occupy half of ...
Style: serious, epic, exciting, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: soldier, red army, siege, battles, soviet, war, danger, battle zone, life is a bitch, love affair, military life, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: russia, europe, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Follow the River (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Mary Ingles is pregnant when she and her two sons are captured from their homestead in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains by Shawnee Indians. Her husband, Will, narrowly escapes death during the attack. Impressed by her grace under the pressure of ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, epic
Plot: kidnapping, wilderness, survival, native american white relationships, adventure, captivity, culture clash, confined, danger, escapades, missing person, americana ...
Time: 18th century
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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A Taste of Hell (1973)
Genre: Action, War, Drama
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the Philippines during WW II, two U.S. Army officers are caught and shot by a Japanese officer. One survives and soon joins with a guerrilla troop to battle the enemy... and get revenge.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Plot: soldier, battles, military, adventure, vengeance, war, against the odds, confined, danger, escapades, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: japan, the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Gagarin: First in Space (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The film is dedicated to the first steps of mankind on the path of space exploration and direct the fate of the first cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. The main motif - the fight for the right to be first: the competition in the first cosmonaut, competition ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, uplifting
Plot: outer space, space travel, spacecraft, follow your dream, heroes, space and aliens, folk hero, rise to the top, ambition, escapades, workplace, russian history ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.6
 713
St. Ives (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Ireland, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1813, Capitaine Jacques St. Ives, a Hussar in the Napoleonic wars, is captured and sent to a Scottish prison camp. He's a swashbuckler, so the prison's commander, Major Farquar Bolingbroke Chevening, asks for lessons in communicating ...
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, exciting, captivating
Plot: prison, soldier, adventure, obsessive quest, military, romance, adventurer, womanizer, betrayal, captivity, haunted by the past, revolution ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1800s, 1810s
Place: scotland, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 2K
The Red Tent (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Soviet Union, Italy
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Torn by personal guilt Italian General Umberto Nobile reminisces about his 1928 failed Arctic expedition aboard the airship Italia.
Style: atmospheric, serious, exciting, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: survival, leadership, adventurer, wilderness, adventure, daring rescue, forces of nature, danger, escapades, heroes, ghost, getting home ...
Time: 20s, 1920s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Revenge of Al Capone (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After Al Capone is imprisoned, he still continues to run his empire, and plots to assassinate the mayor of Chicago.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, revenge, crime, criminal heroes, prison, master criminal, fbi, fighting crime, confined, crimes, law enforcement, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
186 Dollars to Freedom (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Peru
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young California surfer has to grow up in a hurry when he is thrown into a Peruvian political prison in 1980.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Plot: prison, frame up, prison life, confined, danger, dishonesty, survival, police corruption, escapades, law enforcement, corrupt officer, false arrest ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: peru
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Delta Factor (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Action-packed espionage thriller based on a book by Mickey Spillane. A man who has been framed for a large-scale robbery escapes from prison, but is caught and given a choice between returning behind bars and working for the CIA. He is enlisted to ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, prison, rescue, kidnapping, chases and races, adventure, confined, crimes, danger, crime, dishonesty, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%