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Burnt by the Sun 2: Citadel (2011)
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Burnt by the Sun 2: Citadel (2011)
Original name: Утомленные солнцем 2: Цитадель
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The final part of Mikhalkov's trilogy about Divisional Commander Kotov finds him returning home during World War II having been betrayed, narrowly escaped execution for treason and nearly reduced to dust in a prison camp. Only to discover that everything has changed and he will have to fight again for his name, for his honor, and for his love.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, stylized, epic, serious, emotional, sincere, touching, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: soldier, world war two, life is a bitch, wartime life, war, family relations, battles, injustice, family problems, dishonesty, battle zone, military, survival, military life, nurse, love, fight, unfaithful, treason, camp, repression, honor, struggle for survival, fight for freedom, political repression ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1943, 40s
Place: russia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and captivating films with plots about war, soldier, military, world war two, battles, danger and military life mostly in War, Drama and History genres. Some movies like Burnt by the Sun 2: Citadel: Leningrad (2009), Greenery Will Bloom Again (2014), Stalingrad (1993), Stalingrad (2013), Flags of Our Fathers (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Burnt by the Sun 2: Exodus (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 181 min.
Story: Epic film about WWII, a sequel to Utomlyonnye solntsem (1994). Evil Stalin is terrorizing people of Russia while the Nazis are advancing. Russian officer Kotov, who miraculously survived the death sentence in Stalin's Purge, is now fighting in ...
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Plot: world war two, wartime life, military, dishonesty, life is a bitch, state affairs, soldier, war, battles, family relations, military life, salvation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1941, year 1943
Place: russia
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Leningrad (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Russia, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When in 1941 Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union, their troops quickly besieged Leningrad. Foreign journalists are evacuated but one of them, Kate Davies, is presumed dead and misses the plane. Alone in the city she is helped by Nina Tsvetnova a ...
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, rough, gloomy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, siege, military, battles, survival, life is a bitch, wartime life, hunger, rationing, soldier, starvation, self sacrifice ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1941
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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Greenery Will Bloom Again (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 80 min.
Story: World War I, Italian north-eastern front after the 1917 bloody battles on the Altipiano. A group of soldiers face the difficulty of war in a story that unfolds in the space of one night. Events follow one after the other without any kind of pattern: ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: soldier, anti war, military, battle zone, introspection, military life, life is a bitch, world war one, war, dealing with death, battles, mountain ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, year 1917
Place: italy
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Stalingrad (1993)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 134 min.
Story: "Stalingrad" follows the progress of a German Platoon through the brutal fighting of the Battle of Stalingrad. After having half their number wiped out and after being placed under the command of a sadistic Captain, the Lieutenant of the ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, epic ...
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Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1942, year 1943
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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, exciting, serious, rough ...
Plot: world war two, war, siege, heroes, red army, battles, wartime life, life is a bitch, military life, battle zone, heroism, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: ussr, russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: There were five Marines and one Navy Corpsman photographed raising the U.S. flag on Mt. Suribachi by Joe Rosenthal on February 23, 1945. This is the story of three of the six surviving servicemen – John 'Doc' Bradley, Pvt. Rene Gagnon ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, sincere, touching ...
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Time: 1940s, 20th century
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Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 101 min.
Story: April, 1915. First World War in Canakkale, Ottoman Empire. Two brothers leave their mountain village to fight on the front line. One is an experienced sniper fighting for Ottomans against the invasion, while his brother finds it much tougher to cope ...
Style: exciting, serious, epic, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: world war one, military, battles, survival, soldier, one man army, graphic violence, family relations, heroic mission, siblings relations, military life, battle zone ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: turkey, ottoman empire
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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: captivating, serious, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: war, world war two, nazi occupation, soldier, battles, military, against the odds, friendship, rivalry, military life, battle zone, bicycle ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1940
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Dawns Here Are Quiet (1972)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Based on the eponymous book by Boris Vasilyev, the film is set in Karelia (North-West of Russia, near Finland) in 1941 during WWII. In a beautiful and quiet wilderness far from the front-line there is an anti-aircraft artillery point, where corporal ...
Style: disturbing, epic, tragic ending, serious, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, great patriotic war, military, war, soviet army, heroic mission, military life, wartime life, battles, friendship, escapades ...
Time: year 1942
Place: russia, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: war, survival, military life, confined, isolation, escapades, japanese soldier, rivalry, graphic violence, world war two, life is a bitch, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Profession of Arms (2001)
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. ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, epic
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Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 199 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 117 min.
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 117 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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March of millions (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
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Time: 1940s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Genre: History, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 102 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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27%
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Duration: 151 min.
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Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: During WW2, in 1942 and 1943, a series of not-so-well known yet bloody battles occurred near the town of Rzhev. Those battles received the name of ‘Rzhev Meat Grinder’. The film is based on the award-winning novel by Vyacheslav Kondratyev, which ...
Style: epic, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
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Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Genre: Drama, History, War
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Duration: 126 min.
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Style: disturbing, realistic, emotional, serious, bleak
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Memorial Day (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Memorial Day, 1993. When 13-year-old Kyle Vogel discovers the World War II footlocker belonging to his grandfather, Bud, everyone tells Kyle to put it back. Luckily, he ignores them. Although Bud has never talked about the war, he finds himself ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Pathfinders: In the Company of Strangers (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Untold and lost history. A true story of the American Pathfinders, the volunteer paratroopers whose deadly mission was to land 30 minutes before the Normandy invasion, locate and mark strategic "drop zones" and set up the top-secret ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, epic ...
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Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, normandy
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26%
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Brother's War (2009)
Genre: History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story is set in the latter days of World War 2, against the backdrop of fierce combat on the eastern front. Brother's War is based on real events.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: eastern front, battles, friendship, human spirit, survival, military, heroic mission, captivity, wartime life, confined, heroes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.3
 851
Only the Brave (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A searing portrait of war and prejudice, 'Only the Brave' takes you on a haunting journey into the hearts and minds of the forgotten heroes of WWII - the Japanese-American 100th/442nd.
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, battles, soldier, military life, survival, society, heroic mission, battle zone, war, daring rescue, infantrymen, rescue mission ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, france, usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Winter in Wartime (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 103 min.
Story: During World War II in the freezing Netherlands winter of 1944/1945 the western Netherlands are in the grip of a famine. Many people move east to provide for their families. Fourteen year old Michiel can't wait to join the Dutch resistance, to ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, nazism, resistance, execution, occupation, coming of age, adventure, wartime life, german, life is a bitch, young heroes, war ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: netherlands, europe, holland
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