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.
Plot: army, border guard, teacher, violence, military, civil war, female nudity, border, russian, fall in love, quarantine, independence, border crossing, socialist, border patrol, duty, military officer, execution, prisoner of war camp, shot to death, falling in love
Time: year 1918
Place: soviet union, finland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and epic films with plots about soldier, military, violence, battles, civil war, war and family relations mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres. Some movies like The Border: The Interrogation (2009), Where Once We Walked (2011), The Eternal Road (2017), Here, Beneath the North Star (1968), Santa (2014). 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: world war two, confession, interrogation, humanism, russian spy, frustration, convict, storyteller, soviet spy, espionage, female spy, socialism ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943, year 1944, year 1942
Place: finland, soviet union
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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, factual, tense, psychological, family saga
Plot: civil war, class struggle, social class, working class, revolutionary, revenge, lower class, socialist, politics, unrequited love, rivalry, society ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1910s, 1940s, 1930s ...
Place: helsinki finland, finland, eastern europe
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41%
The Eternal Road (2017)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Finland, Estonia, Sweden
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 ...
Plot: immigrants, great depression, american history, espionage, arrest, informant, escape, return home, socialist, arrested, beating, summary execution ...
Time: 1930s, year 1937, year 1938
Place: soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Here, Beneath the North Star (1968)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 186 min.
Story: Täällä Pohjantähden alla is based on the book with the same title. It is a story of the little village. The movie starts in the 1890's and it ends to the Finnish civil war in 1918. Story concentrates around a tenant farmer family, although ...
Style: epic
Plot: priest, swamp, working class, socialist, power, socialism, finnish, class society, inequality, high society, countryside, family relations ...
Time: 1800s, 20th century, 1910s, 1890s, 1900s
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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 ...
Plot: christmas, holiday, winter, male nudity, santa claus, female nudity, love, bare breasts, affection, sickness, illness, fall in love ...
Time: 2010s
Place: finland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Akseli and Elina (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 137 min.
Style: family saga, pre war, epic
Plot: priest, village, society, violence, soldier, communism, marriage, countryside, farmer, school, politics, finnish ...
Time: 1920s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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, breathtaking, thought provoking, uplifting ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, chick flick
Plot: soviet army, military, army, duty, danger, friendship, family relations, family, russian soldier, red army, great patriotic war, woman in uniform ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, touching
Plot: love, world war two, ss officer, midwife, falling in love, fall in love, genocide, torture, nurse, german soldier, concentration camp, war crime ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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, exciting, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: island prison, firing squad, humour, theater, theatre group, stage play, prisoner, actor, rehearsal, security guard, post war, shot to death ...
Time: year 1918, 1910s
Place: germany, finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, resistance, politics, siblings relations, heroic mission, political unrest, battle zone, soldier, heroes, state affairs ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1939
Place: finland, europe, russia, soviet union, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Under the North Star (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 193 min.
Story: Perustuu Väinö Linnan samannimiseen romaanitrilogiaan, joka on yksi suomalaisen kirjallisuuden tärkeimmistä teoksista.
Style: family saga, epic, captivating, serious
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Time: 1890s, 1910s, 1900s, turn of the century
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Guernica (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The fates of Henry - an American correspondent - and Teresa, one of the Republic's censors during the Spanish Civil War.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, based on true events
Plot: journalist, battlefield, civil war, saving a life, freedom, hiding place, politics, war violence, military, nazism, militia, bombing ...
Time: 1930s, year 1937, year 1975, pre world war two, year 1939 ...
Place: spain, basque country, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: epic, disturbing, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: adultery, destiny, wartime life, tragic love, political unrest, military, rebellion, opposites attract, anti war, military life, social differences, state affairs ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: psychological, thought provoking, realistic, disturbing, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 1940s
Place: finland, soviet union
⇓ 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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Heart of a Lion (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
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Duration: 104 min.
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Style: serious, tense, realistic, psychological, sincere ...
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Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Gettysburg (1993)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 271 min.
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Style: epic, realistic, captivating, serious, exciting ...
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Time: 19th century, 1860s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
1944: The Final Defence (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
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Duration: 117 min.
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Style: suspenseful, captivating, realistic, serious, bleak ...
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Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: finland, europe, russia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Group Portrait with a Lady (1977)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story follows the life of a regular German women Leni Gruyten during the 1930s and 1940s. Through her interactions with friends, family and other people she knows, the regular folks' perception of the Nazi era is shown. (IMDb)
Style: pre war, epic
Plot: grave, prisoner, russian, metaphor, tragic event, russian soldier, german soldier, jewish, flashback, nun, spirituality, winter ...
Place: berlin germany, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The White Countess (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, Germany, China, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The last movie from the team of Ismail Merchant, James Ivory, and Kazuo Ishiguro. Set in 1930s Shanghai, "The White Countess" is both Sofia (Natasha Richardson), a fallen member of the Russian aristocracy, and a nightclub created by a ...
Style: atmospheric, romantic, sentimental, emotional, touching ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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: rough, exciting, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: military, soldier, d day, fall in love, battles, danger, adventure, war, world war two, russian, battlefield, heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: soviet union, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Scarlet Tunic (1998)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Passions erupt between a German hussar (Jean-Marc Barr) serving with King George III's personal cavalry and the only daughter of an English solicitor (Emma Fielding) in this period tearjerker adapted from a short story by Thomas Hardy. Longing ...
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 19th century, georgian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Little Shepherd Of Kingdom Come (1961)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Director Andrew V. McLaglen's 1961 drama, based on John William Fox's novel, is the tale of a young man returning home after fighting in the Civil War. The cast includes Jimmie Rodgers, Luana Patten, Chill Wills, George Kennedy, Neil ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: civil war, american flag, musket, kiss, violence, shepherd, u.s. cavalry, main character shot, faith, christian, flintlock rifle, confederate army ...
Time: 19th century
Place: kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.8
 8K
Admiral (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 124 min.
Story: This is a story of a great love facing the greatest drama of the history of Russia. Admiral Kolchak is a true war hero and beloved husband and father. One day he meets Anna, the love of his life and the wife of his best friend. The revolution in his ...
Style: realistic, dramatic, serious, based on true events, tragic ending ...
Plot: russian history, warship, political unrest, politics, destiny, world war one, state affairs, russian revolution, military, civil war, against the odds, war ...
Time: 1910s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Confrontation (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Moldavia, 1944. An elite squad of Red Army scouts is sent to stop an equally elite squad of Germans soldiers committing war crimes behind Soviet lines.
Style: exciting, bleak, suspenseful, rough
Plot: world war two, behind enemy lines, battle, war crime, reconnaissance, battles, military, crimes, heroic mission, danger, great patriotic war, murder ...
Place: soviet union, crimea, ukraine, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Forest of the Hanged (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Romania
Duration: 154 min.
Story: At the Romanian front near the Austro-Hungarian border during World War I, a multinational group witnesses a hanging and other military deceptions.
Plot: czech, execution, army, village, pacifism, german, military, hanging, dilemma, world war one, coward, desertion ...
Time: year 1916
Place: transylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.5
 4K
Restless (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Finland
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An old dog has a hard time learning new tricks in this drama set in Turku. Ari, a paramedic, is a chronic womanizer; he makes it a point of pride to never sleep with the same woman twice, and his nights are a long series of brazen one-night stands. ...
Style: sexual, humorous, touching, melancholic, sexy ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: sex, love triangle, womanizer, change of heart, fall in love, sexual relations, love and romance, cheating girlfriend, wedding, infidelity, unlikely friendships, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Passchendaele (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Sergeant Michael Dunne fights in the 10th Battalion, AKA The "Fighting Tenth" with the 1st Canadian Division and participated in all major Canadian battles of the war, and set the record for highest number of individual bravery awards for ...
Style: emotional, rough, realistic, serious, epic
Plot: battles, world war one, military, platoon, veteran, heroic mission, military life, heroes, state affairs, love and romance, military hospital, tragic event ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, year 1917
Place: canada, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.0
 27K
Rani Padmavati (2018)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: India
Duration: 164 min.
Story: Rani Padmavati - the wife of Maharawal Ratan Singh, is known for her beauty and valour in 13th century India. She captures the fancy of the reigning Sultan of Delhi, the tyrant Alauddin Khilji, who becomes obsessed with her and goes to great lengths ...
Style: captivating, touching, suspenseful, exciting, epic
Plot: sultan, bollywood, fortress, honor, queen, king, swinger, war, love, army, obsession, battle ...
Time: 13th century
Place: afghanistan, delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.2
 709
Checkpoint (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group Russian soldiers is send to an outpost to guard the area. They pass the day patroulling the area, while being shot at from the forest. They never know if the civillions are hostile or friendly to them.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: soldier, sniper, civil war, sexual content, village, anti war, wartime life, battle zone, village life, death in the family, survival, military life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: germany, russia, chechnya
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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