Movies like The Border 2007

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The Border (2007)
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The Border (2007)
Original name: Raja 1918
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Finland, Russia
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The young man must set up a clear border between Finland and Russia, white and red, enemy and friend, us and them. While the task seems clear he finds out the execution of his command in concrete situations is very difficult. Right choices turn out to be wrong ones and correcting them make things worse.
Style: touching, captivating, suspense, exciting, contemplative
Plot: military, fall in love, military officer, army, teacher, violence, civil war, russian, independence, duty, prisoner of war camp, border guard, scientist, female nudity, border, quarantine, border crossing, socialist, border patrol, execution, shot to death, falling in love
Time: year 1918
Place: finland, ussr, soviet union

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, suspense, tense and realistic films with plots about military, soldier, battles, world war two, danger, civil war and family relations mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like The Border: The Interrogation (2009), Santa (2014), Officers (1971), Where Once We Walked (2011), Siberian Exile (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Interrogation (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Nuori nainen on saanut kutsun saapua poliisin kuultavaksi. Hän pelkää joutuvansa ansaan. Hän on täydellistä suomenkieltä puhuva Neuvosto-desantti, joka on varomattomuuttaan jättänyt vakoiluradionsa pesulaan säilytettäväksi.
Plot: spy, interrogation, espionage, police interrogation, ideology, cell, breakdown, socialist, military officer, socialism, russian spy, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943, year 1942, year 1944
Place: ussr, finland, soviet union
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Santa (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Lithuania, Finland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A trip to Lapland leads to immense changes in the life of a single mother and her seven- year- old son. Love, hope and efforts to save the life of the little boy will change dramatically the lives of the two grown-ups. “Santa” - is a story ...
Style: psychological, touching, suspense, captivating, tense
Plot: love, fall in love, christmas, single mother, winter, sick, long distance relationship, single parent, lapland, sickness, affection, illness ...
Time: 2010s
Place: finland, london
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Officers (1971)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two friends are army officers, and the turbulent times throw them from the Civil War in the early 20s to the Soviet conflict in Finland, from China to the Urals.
Style: captivating, tense, uplifting, breathtaking, thought provoking ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, chick flick
Plot: soviet army, military, army, duty, danger, family relations, friendship, family, russian soldier, red army, uniform, military officer ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Where Once We Walked (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Otso "The Main Man" Hultkrantz is playing the leading role of the young Allu Kajander in Where We Once Walked, based on a novel about a civil war raging between the Red and the White in Finland.
Style: captivating, psychological, factual, tense, family saga
Plot: class struggle, civil war, working class, social class, revolutionary, unrequited love, lower class, socialist, revenge, politics, rivalry, society ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 1940s, 1910s ...
Place: helsinki finland, eastern europe, finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Siberian Exile (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Poland, Russia
Duration: 125 min.
Story: An epic tale of Poles, Ukrainians, Jews who are deported to Russia. Their fate is shown from the perspective of a young boy Staszek, who goes to Siberia with his family and neighbors from a small village in the eastern Polish borderlands. Together ...
Style: psychological, thought provoking, suspense, touching, rough
Plot: russian, fall in love, death of mother, stupidity, getting home, cruelty, jewish family, suppression, cold weather, collaboration, amnesty, world war two ...
Time: 1940s
Place: siberia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Laugh or Die (2018)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Parikka, the actor once called the Funniest Man in Finland, and his troupe are about to be executed for the atrocities committed during the Civil War in Finland. Jaeger Lieutenant Nyborg, an admirer of Parikka, suspects a definite miscarriage of ...
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, exciting, tense, captivating ...
Plot: island prison, stage play, theater, theatre group, prisoner, humour, firing squad, pow, joke, shot to death, security guard, post war ...
Time: year 1918, 1910s
Place: germany, finland
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The Midwife (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 119 min.
Story: 'The Midwife' (fin.'Kätilö') is a romance-drama set during WWII in Finland’s Lapland province, a major European battle ground of the war. Based on Katja Kettu’s bestselling novel, 'The Midwife' turns on the love ...
Style: romantic, touching, suspenseful, suspense, disturbing
Plot: ss officer, love, world war two, midwife, falling in love, fall in love, war crime, concentration camp, nurse, torture, mass murder, genocide ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
Place: norway, finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Gettysburg (1993)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 271 min.
Story: Summer 1863. The Confederacy pushes north into Pennsylvania. Union divisions converge to face them. The two great armies clash at Gettysburg, site of a theology school. For three days, through such legendary actions as Little Round Top and ...
Style: epic, intense, realistic, captivating, serious ...
Plot: american civil war, civil war, slavery, battles, military, war, soldier, heroic mission, state affairs, civil rights, battle zone, military life ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, pennsylvania, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Unknown Soldier (2017)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Finland, Belgium, Iceland
Duration: 180 min.
Story: The film follows Finnish army machine gun company in Continuation War against Soviet Union, 1941–1944. Based on Väinö Linna's best selling novel Tuntematon Sotilas (The Unknown Soldier) and the novel's uncensored version, Sotaromaani ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, realistic, sincere, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: infantry, world war two, military, soldier, friend, friendship, husband wife relationship, firing squad, insubordination, military officer, adaptation, violence ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 ...
Style: epic, realistic, bleak, tense, emotional ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Tears of April (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Finland, Germany, Greece
Duration: 110 min.
Story: There is civil war in Finland. Between whites vs reds. A woman soldier of reds is captured by the whites. She is ordered to be executed.
Style: disturbing, epic, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: adultery, wartime life, destiny, tragic love, political unrest, rebellion, military, opposites attract, military life, social differences, anti war, politics ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Dresden (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 176 min.
Story: At a Dresden hospital in 1945, nurse Anna Mauth (Felicitas Woll) cares for badly injured British pilot Robert Newman (John Light), whom Anna believes to be a German deserter. As Allied forces close in, Anna grows close to Robert despite her ...
Style: touching, serious, tense, captivating, realistic
Plot: bombing, wartime life, moral dilemma, survival, love affair, behind enemy lines, military, romance, danger, fall in love, military life, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 ...
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Place: finland, europe, russia, soviet union, ussr
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: exciting, realistic, serious, bleak, rough ...
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The Yellow Birds (2017)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: captivating, exciting, touching, suspenseful, epic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Eternal Road (2017)
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Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on true events an epic story of one man's struggle for survival. Jussi Ketola, returns to Finland from the great depression struck America only to face growing political unrest. One summer night of 1930, nationalist thugs violently abduct ...
Style: psychological, suspense, rough, tense, thought provoking ...
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Place: ussr, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Crossing (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: China, USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 129 min.
Story: During the Chinese Revolution in 1949, three couples flee from China to an island of Taiwan.
Style: realistic, captivating, factual, suspense, psychological ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: serious, tense, realistic, psychological, sincere ...
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Franz + Polina (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A sad story of love between German soldier Franz and Russian girl Polina.
Style: touching, exciting, captivating, suspense
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Marshal of Finland (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Estonia, Kenya
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Long time ago, there lived a man whose name was Gustaf Mannerheim, better known as the Marshal of Finland. He was given this title following his courage as an army man; he fought for the freedom of his small country, struggling to keep its ...
Style: suspense, psychological, serious, suspenseful, touching
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Under the North Star II (2010)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 138 min.
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Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 1920s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Under the North Star (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 193 min.
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Style: family saga, epic, serious, captivating
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Cinco de Mayo: La Batalla (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Mexico
Duration: 125 min.
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Style: exciting, realistic, captivating, factual, serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Admiral (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
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Duration: 124 min.
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Style: realistic, dramatic, serious, based on true events, tragic ending ...
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Time: 1910s
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The High Sun (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Three different love stories, set in three consecutive decades, in two neighbouring Balkan villages burdened with a long history of inter-ethnic hatred: this is a film about the dangers – and the enduring strength – of forbidden love.
Style: captivating, sincere, touching, disturbing, anthology
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Last Post (2017)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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Plot: military police, army, military, soldier, british army, marriage, military officer, husband wife relationship, cheating wife, sex scene
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Ambrose Bierce: Civil War Stories (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Legendary writer Ambrose Bierce was known to be brilliant, cantankerous and romantic in all his life's passions, and was revered as one of the top storytellers of the late 19th Century. In 1890, he presented his recently published collection of ...
Style: touching, exciting, captivating, melancholic, surprise ending
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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1971 (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: India
Duration: 136 min.
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Style: captivating, tense, psychological, suspense
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Beyond the Front Line (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 127 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense
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Time: 40s, 1940s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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