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1944: The Final Defence (2007)
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1944: The Final Defence (2007)
Original name: Tali-Ihantala 1944
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 was the largest battle ever fought in the history of the Nordic countries. This film depicts the true events through five separate stories.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, rough, bleak
Plot: world war two, soldier, battles, against the odds, heroes, wartime life, war, military, infantrymen, rivalry, battlefield, summer, gun, machine gun, russian soldier, attack, rifle, military officer, bombing, battle, tank
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: europe, finland, soviet union, russia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and rough films with plots about war, military, soldier, world war two, battles, heroes and danger mostly in War, Drama and History genres. Some movies like 1944: The Final Defence: Beyond the Front Line (2004), The Winter War (1989), April 9th (2015), Silence (2011), Ike: Countdown to D-Day (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Beyond the Front Line (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A movie based on real wartime diaries tells the story of the Swedish speaking Finns' infantry regiment 61. The story follows the regiment during the Continuation War from 1942 to 1944 and from Syväri to the Karelian Isthmus where they faced ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense
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Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: europe, russia, finland, eastern europe
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The Winter War (1989)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 199 min.
Story: Russia attacked Finland in late November 1939. This film tells the story of a Finnish platoon of reservists from the municipality of Kauhava in the province of Pohjanmaa/Ostrobothnia who leave their homes and go to war. The film focuses on the ...
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Place: finland, europe, russia, soviet union, germany
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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 ...
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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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Silence (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A drama between people under unconventional circumstances. In the Second World War Finland was the only nation who brought casualties killed-in-action back to be buried at home. These actions were carried out by men and women working in assembly ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: military, wartime life, life is a bitch, heroes, war, idealism, heroism, world war two, death of son, soldier, male nudity, frontier ...
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Ike: Countdown to D-Day (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: This is the story of the senior-level preparations for the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944 from the time of Dwight D. Eisenhower's appointment as the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, to the establishment of the beachhead in Normandy. The film ...
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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 ...
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Genre: Drama, History, War
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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: tense, realistic, serious, bleak, gloomy
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Everyman's War (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: No one in high command believed that German forces would attack in the sub zero temperatures and near blizzard conditions. As the pre-dawn attack comes, with communications down Sgt. Smith is left with no choice but to make his way through enemy ...
Style: uplifting, rough, serious, realistic
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The Battle on the River Neretva (1969)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Yugoslavia, Italy, West Germany, USA
Duration: 175 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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Unknown Soldier (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 199 min.
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Style: realistic, rough, captivating, exciting, serious ...
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Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 188 min.
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Style: based on true events, disturbing, epic, tragic ending, realistic ...
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Time: year 1942
Place: russia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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 ...
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Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
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Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
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⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
When Trumpets Fade (1998)
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Storming Juno (2010)
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Duration: 117 min.
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