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The Profession of Arms (2001)
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The Profession of Arms (2001)
Original name: Il mestiere delle armi
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Bulgaria
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In autumn of 1526, the Emperor, Charles V, sends his German landsknechts led by Georg von Frundsberg to march towards Rome. The inferior papal armies, commanded by Giovanni de'Medici, try to chase them in the midst of a harsh winter. Nevertheless, the Imperial armies manage to cross the rivers along their march and get cannons thanks to the maneuvers of its Lords. In a skirmish, Giovanni de'Medici is wounded in the leg by a falconet shot. The attempts to cure him fail and he dies. The Imperial armies assault Rome. The film is beautifully but unassumingly set, and shows the hard conditions in which war is waged and its lack of glory. It ends straightforwardly with the declaration made after the death of Giovanni de'Medici by the commanders of the armies in Europe of not using again fire weapons because of their cruelty.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, epic
Plot: soldier, betrayal, battles, military, war, leadership, military life, danger, heroes, life is a bitch, winter, fog, night, pope, darkness, european history, shot to death, amputation, gunshot wound, army life, italian history, leech
Time: 16th century, 1500s, renaissance
Place: italy

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, epic and captivating films with plots about military, soldier, war, battles, heroes, military life and danger mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like The Profession of Arms: Greenery Will Bloom Again (2014), April 9th (2015), 1939 Battle of Westerplatte (2013), Sword of War (2009), The Trench (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Greenery Will Bloom Again (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 80 min.
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Plot: soldier, battle zone, dealing with death, anti war, war, military life, military, life is a bitch, introspection, battles, danger
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: italy
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April 9th (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, based on true events
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1939 Battle of Westerplatte (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Poland, Lithuania
Duration: 118 min.
Story: This harrowing war film is an epic dramatization of the first battle of World War II. The Battle of Westerplatte that began on 1 September 1939 will forever be remembered as the one that announced the beginning of the Second World War in Europe. ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy, tense
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Sword of War (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Year 1100. Italy.The Northern lands are ruled by a German emperor: Fredrick aka "Barbarossa. His dream is to conquer also the lands in the Center and in the South so as to revive the Empire that was once of the one Charles Magno.But in the ...
Style: epic, serious, realistic
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Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, UK
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy, captivating
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Time: 1910s, year 1916
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The Dawns Here Are Quiet (1972)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 188 min.
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Duration: 180 min.
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Style: epic, exciting, serious, realistic
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Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
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Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
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Duration: 101 min.
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Genre: Drama, History, War
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Duration: 117 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, War
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Duration: 100 min.
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Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, epic, captivating ...
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Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
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Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France
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Style: serious, bleak, realistic, thought provoking, disturbing ...
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Style: rough, serious, realistic, bleak, exciting
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Genre: Drama, War
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Style: epic, serious, realistic, exciting, stylized ...
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Genre: Drama, History, War
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American Soldiers (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
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