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The Edge (2010)
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: realistic, bleak, captivating, tense, exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful
Plot: gulag, soldier, rivalry, train, prison life, pow, captivity, ex military, confined, danger, wilderness, prisoner of war camp, love and romance, war hero, society, couples, graphic violence, obsessive quest, escapades, child in peril, profanity, nudity (full frontal - brief), prison, snow, hunger ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1945
Place: russia, soviet union

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Most similar movies to The Edge

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and bleak films with plots about danger, escapades, world war two, military, soldier, confined and war mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like The Edge: In Tranzit (2008), Texas '46 (2002), Paradjanov: Lover of Beauty (2013), The Star (2002), East/West (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: realistic, sincere, uplifting, captivating, serious ...
Plot: soldier, wartime life, captivity, against humanity, life is a bitch, confined, heroes, society, prison life, genocide, injustice, world war two ...
Time: 1940s
Place: soviet union, europe, russia, st. petersburg russia
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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: realistic, suspenseful, rough, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: fascism, military, military life, danger, prison life, confined, genocide, captivity, wartime life, isolation, society, prison ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: usa, texas
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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: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: prison life, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, couple relations, isolation, prison, maverick, celebrity, prisoner, kgb, couples, film within a film ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 60s
Place: ukraine, russia, soviet union, armenia, caucasus ...
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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: exciting, realistic, serious, bleak, rough ...
Plot: military, soldier, d day, fall in love, battles, adventure, danger, war, world war two, battlefield, russian, heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: soviet union, russia
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East/West (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, France, Spain
Duration: 121 min.
Story: June 1946: Stalin invites Russian emigres to return to the motherland. It's a trap: when a ship-load from France arrives in Odessa, only a physician and his family are spared execution or prison. He and his French wife (her passport ripped up) ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, heartbreaking, suspenseful ...
Plot: kgb, love and romance, iron curtain, josef stalin, escape, political unrest, propaganda, emigrant, immigration, gulag, survival, brutality ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1946
Place: ussr, russia, france, europe, bulgaria ...
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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, exciting, rough, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: ship, wartime life, escapades, world war two, evacuation, ocean, military, confined, danger, chaos and mayhem, ocean or sea, downfall ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe
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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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, tense ...
Plot: concentration camp, escape, world war two, captivity, pow, genocide, brutality, violence, against humanity, corporal punishment, holocaust, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: poland, europe
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The Way Back (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates, Poland, India
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: rough, serious, realistic, bleak, epic ...
Plot: wilderness, freedom, survival, escape, prison escape, journey, gulag, pow, danger, war, camp, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: russia, india, himalaya, asia, siberia ...
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The Edelweiss Pirates (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Netherlands
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: realistic, tense, captivating, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: resistance, wartime life, human spirit, young heroes, rebellion, danger, against humanity, life is a bitch, confined, idealism, rebelliousness, captivity ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe
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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: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: prison, false arrest, prison life, survival, frame up, danger, confined, escapades, police corruption, law enforcement, dishonesty, corrupt officer ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: peru
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A Viking Saga: Son of Thor (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Denmark, USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Drama set in the viking age, Helgi witnesses the destruction of his village and narrowly escapes to his uncle Rurik who raises him like his son. Many years later he meets the people responsible for his parents death and someone he never expected to ...
Style: saga, captivating, exciting, serious, tense ...
Plot: viking, battles, vengeance, adventure, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, escapades, love and romance, murder, paganism, danger, graphic violence ...
Time: middle ages, 9th century
Place: europe, denmark, scandinavia
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As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 158 min.
Story: The German soldier Clemens Forel - determined to be reunited with his beloved family - makes a dramatic escape through bitter cold winters, desolate landscapes, and life threatening ventures from a Siberian labor camp after World War II. 8000 miles ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: adventure, gulag, world war two, survival, pow, captivity, getting home, confined, fugitives, human spirit, wehrmacht, danger ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1949 ...
Place: ussr, russia, iran, tehran iran, siberia ...
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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: realistic, serious, atmospheric, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: deportation, getting home, labor camp, life is a bitch, wartime life, family in danger, survival, parents and children, on the road, family relations, danger, escapades ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 50s, year 1941 ...
Place: estonia, siberia, europe, russia, soviet union ...
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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: thought provoking, bleak, disturbing, realistic, serious
Plot: survival, escape, false accusation, kgb, gulag, state affairs, rebellion, confined, politics, espionage, society, escapades ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: iran, russia, moscow russia, siberia, persia
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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, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, battles, against the odds, heroes, wartime life, military, rivalry, war, infantrymen, battlefield, military officer ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: finland, europe, russia, soviet union
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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: exciting, captivating, stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: prison, adventure, adventurer, fall in love, haunted by the past, soldier, escapades, captivity, military, battles, long lost brother, escape ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1810s, 1800s
Place: scotland, europe, france, britain
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He Who Has Been Through the Fire (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Ukraine
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The Hero of the Soviet Union becomes a GULAG prisoner and then an Indian Chief.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, touching
Plot: adventure, native americans, manhunt, pow, soldier, escapades, treason, captivity, war, danger, chases and races, society ...
Time: 20th century
Place: ukraine
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Ao: The Last Hunter (2010)
Genre: Adventure, History
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: When his clan, including his wife and baby girl Néa, are massacred, Ao, a desperate Neandertal man, decides to leave the North country where he has been living for the South where he was born. His aim is to join his twin brother, from whom he was ...
Style: touching, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: caveman, nudity (full frontal - brief), pregnancy, survival, adventure, fall in love, forbidden love, human nature, rivalry, danger, love and romance, couples ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
Place: europe, siberia
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Fires on the Plain (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In the final days of World War II, occupying Japanese forces in the Philippines face resistance from the local population and the American offensive. The dwindling Japanese soldiers attempt to survive through the horrors of war.
Style: tense, psychological, realistic, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: survival, war, danger, military life, isolation, confined, escapades, japanese soldier, rivalry, world war two, wartime life, losing-it hero ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: the philippines
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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, captivating, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, war, nazi occupation, soldier, against the odds, battles, military, danger, surprise attack, friendship, military life, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1940
Place: denmark, europe
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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: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, epic
Plot: native american white relationships, survival, kidnapping, wilderness, danger, americana, captivity, culture clash, colonialism, missing person, heroes, society ...
Time: 18th century
Place: usa, virginia
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None But the Brave (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: American and Japanese soldiers, stranded on a tiny Pacific island during World War II, must make a temporary truce and cooperate to survive various tribulations. Told through the eyes of the American and Japanese unit commanders, who must deal with ...
Style: rough, serious, thought provoking, tense, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, island, survival, escapades, military, danger, soldier, war, anti war, u.s. army, stranded, isolation ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: pacific ocean
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The Misfit Brigade (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK, Denmark, Yugoslavia, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: War story of the 27th Panzers, Hitler's heavy-duty combat regiment composed of prisoners.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, exciting, bleak ...
Plot: battles, soldier, anti war, world war two, nazism, eastern front, prison life, battle zone, military, confined, rebellion, heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: soviet union, germany
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Warsaw '44 (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A beautiful story about youth, love, friendship and the pursuit of adventure during the bloody and brutal reality of the Warsaw Uprising.
Style: realistic, captivating, tense, suspense, psychological
Plot: nazi occupation, world war two, nazism, nazi germany, death, friendship, love and romance, danger, society, couples, family relations, crimes ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s, 20th century
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Paper Soldier (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Russia, Netherlands
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In 1961, a Soviet medical officer is conflicted about his position overseeing the health of future cosmonauts.
Style: serious, psychological, touching, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: military, space travel, moral dilemma, infidelity, crumbling marriage, space and aliens, soldier, power relations, couple relations, love affair, cosmonaut, doctors and patients ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1961
Place: russia, kazakhstan
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The Warlords (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A heroic tale of three blood brothers and their struggle in the midst of war and political upheaval. It is based on "The Assassination of Ma," a Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) story about the killing of general Ma Xinyi.
Style: sincere, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: battles, ambition, soldier, rebelliousness, massacre, pow, political unrest, rivalry, society, war, infidelity, vengeance ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1870s
Place: china, asia, beijing china
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Canopy (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Australia, Singapore
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An unlikely friendship between 2 young men becomes everything, when an Australian soldier takes refuge under the canopied jungles of Singapore, during the violent Japanese invasion in World War II. Jim is lost, injured and defenseless in a hostile, ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: jungle, world war two, survival, communication problem, war, soldier, danger, military, escape, chase, very little dialogue, escapades ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: singapore, asia, australia
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The Carpenter's Pencil (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A story of love and obsession during the Spanish Civil War
Style: captivating, emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: prison, hopes, political unrest, idealism, society, confined, spanish civil war, artist, doctor, romance, love story, love ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: spain, galicia
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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: captivating, serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: adventure, experimenting, love and romance, state affairs, fall in love, obsessive quest, ambition, inventions and discoveries, escapades, passionate interest, romance, sexual content ...
Time: 17th century
Place: middle east, istanbul turkey, turkey
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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: captivating, realistic, serious, rough, exciting ...
Plot: world war two, war, siege, heroes, life is a bitch, wartime life, battles, red army, military life, battle zone, danger, heroism ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: russia, soviet union, europe
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