Movies like Squadron

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Squadron (1992)
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Squadron (1992)
Original name: Szwadron
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Poland, France, Belgium, Ukraine
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young Russian aristocrat, Baron Fyodor Jeremin, volunteers to serve with a Dragon squadron to impress the girl who rejected his love. Just at this time the 1863 insurrection explodes in Poland. He enlists to serve in the army being sent to suppress the revolt. He believes that now it's enough to defeat the Poles, become an officer and hero, get a bunch of medals, and then return and lay all of this at the feet of her beloved. However, the "little Polish war" looks completely different to the way that young Jeremin imagined it to be. In course of time, he learns to be on the wrong side. But there is no escape - he must kill or he will be killed. What's more, he falls in love with a beautiful Polish girl...
Plot: suicide, brutality, racism, aristocrat, rebellion, anti war, peasant, russian soldier, volunteer, revolt, desertion, sadism, arrest, execution, cruelty, military enlistment, polish history
Time: 1860s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and epic films with plots about execution, love, rebellion, political unrest, death, society and battles mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like Squadron: Siberian Exile (2013), The Lady and the Duke (2001), The Birthday (1980), The Red and the Black (1985), Devil's Harvest (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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 ...
Plot: collaboration, suppression, journey, jewish family, first kiss, return home, villager, easter, amnesty, eastern front, red army, polish history ...
Time: 1940s
Place: siberia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Lady and the Duke (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 129 min.
Story: This breathtaking, visually experimental film from New Wave director Eric Rohmer tells the true story of Grace Dalrymple Elliot (Lucy Russell), a British aristocrat trapped in Paris during the French Revolution. Determined to maintain her stiff ...
Style: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, disturbing, clever ...
Plot: master and servant, politics, aristocrat, friendship, battles, duke, french revolution, forbidden love, rebelliousness, romance, society, political unrest ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 19th century
Place: paris france, france, europe, england, marseille provence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 5.7
 23
The Birthday (1980)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The four sequences in the film cover four days in a life of young Warsaw lad in September 1938, 1939, 1943 and 1944. In the first sequence Jurek decides not to study in the Sorbonne but enlists in a Polish military school instead. In the second ...
Plot: female director, military school, nazi occupation, rich, twenty something, male female relationship, polish history, autobiography, military hospital, marriage, husband wife relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: year 1938, 1940s, 1930s, year 1939, year 1943 ...
Place: warsaw poland, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
The Red and the Black (1985)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 136 min.
Story: This film is the true story of the creation of Labin Republic in 1921. When Italy annexed Istria, Labin area that is very rich in coal became strategically important for the new government. Domestic Croatian and Slovene population were disappointed ...
Plot: beating, knife, gun, taxes, strike, sadism, train, coal, jumping off a cliff, hunger, mine, explosion ...
Place: croatia, yugoslavia, former yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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Devil's Harvest (2017)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Set between the two World Wars and based on true historical events, Bitter Harvest conveys the untold story of the Holodomor, the genocidal famine engineered by the tyrant Joseph Stalin. The film displays a powerful tale of love, honour, rebellion ...
Style: suspense, tense, sincere, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: peasant, hunger, genocide, love, brutality, life is a bitch, danger, adaptation, society, couples, soviet, family relations ...
Time: 1930s
Place: ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.6
 1K
Free Men (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In Paris during WWII, an Algerian immigrant is inspired to join the resistance by his unexpected friendship with a Jewish man. Based on not very known facts about the Muslim community in Paris during WWII, when the Paris Mosque and its dynamic ...
Style: serious, touching, sincere, realistic
Plot: friendship, resistance, german occupation, idealism, rebellion, fighting the system, moral dilemma, human spirit, against humanity, life is a bitch, anti semitism, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1944
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Memories of the Future (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Mexico
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Memories of the Future
Plot: gunfight, family relations, sacrifice, party, rebellion, hiding place, murder, execution, brothel, tragedy, small town, revenge
Time: 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Intimate Enemies (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, Morocco
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A drama following a French platoon during Algeria's war of independence
Style: realistic, rough, serious, disturbing, bleak
Plot: military, soldier, atrocity, anti war, racism, politics, basic training, military life, political unrest, danger, imperialism, state affairs ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1959
Place: algeria, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Let Joy Reign Supreme (1975)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: France, 1719. Louis 14th died four years ago, Philippe d'Orleans is the regent. He is a liberal and a libertine. His right-hand man, Dubois, an atheistic and cupid priest, as libertine as Philippe, tries to take advantage of a little rebellion ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: rebellion, battles, intrigue, conspiracy, politics, revolution, scandal, amputation, cannibal, priest, deportation, prisoner ...
Time: 18th century
Place: europe, france, switzerland, africa, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.9
 210
Postcard (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Toward the end of World War II, middle-aged soldier Keita is entrusted with a postcard from a comrade who is sure he will die in battle. After the war ends, Keita visits his comrade's wife Yuko and bears witness to the tragic life she has led. ...
Plot: suicide, widow, letter, exotic dancer, suicide attempt, world war two, love, passionate kiss
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Battle of the Brave (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Canada, UK, France
Duration: 143 min.
Story: In the mid-18th Century, as England and France battle over control of Canada, an epic romance between a peasant woman and a trapper unfurls
Style: emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: betrayal, native american, soldier, battles, social differences, politics, revolution, life is a bitch, danger, forbidden love, injustice, interracial relations ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: england, canada, france, europe, montreal quebec ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Fall of Italy (1981)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The setting is the islands off the Dalmatian coast of Yugoslavia, during WW II. The islands are controlled by occupying Italian forces, and a resistence movement of Communists is dedicated to sabotaging and ending the occupation. When a wealthy ...
Style: epic
Plot: world war two, fascism, battles, father, sea, attempted rape, reprisal, landowner, resistance, night, execution, brother ...
Place: yugoslavia, former yugoslavia, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.6
 4K
Hatred (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Summer of 1939. Zosia is a young Polish girl who is deeply in love with Ukrainian Petro. Their great love will be put to the test when her father decides to marry her to a wealthy widower Skiba. Right after wedding she is left alone because her ...
Style: tense, suspense, captivating, thought provoking, suspenseful
Plot: genocide, nazi occupation, war, unhappy marriage, female protagonist, anti war, survival, village, murder, escape, husband wife relationship, baby ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943, year 1939
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Pan Tadeusz: The Last Foray in Lithuania (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Poland, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A grand and patriotic tale of Poland's struggle for freedom just before Napoleon's war with Russia. Written in poetic style by Adam Mickiewicz, this story follows two feuding Polish families as they overcome their old conflicts and petty ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sincere, epic
Plot: social differences, vengeance, rivalry, romance, heroes, war, destructive relationship, political unrest, napoleon bonaparte, polish history, polish, invasion ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: poland, lithuania, europe, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
With Fire and Sword (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 175 min.
Story: In the mid-17th century, Poland was the largest, most democratic, and most tolerant country in Europe. However, a tragic civil war brought about the gradual decline of the once glorious republic...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, epic
Plot: cossack, military, polish, rebellion, battles, battle, political unrest, culture clash, heroes, love affair, politics, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Against the Storm (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Greece
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The years of the storm are Greek historical - dramatic - adventurous film of 1984, directed and directed by Giorgos Tzimas . Starring Michalis Stamatakis Katerina Koutroupida and Menelaos Daflos. Two fighters, cut up in the mountains, after the ...
Style: epic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Here, Beneath the North Star (1968)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 186 min.
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Style: epic
Plot: farmer, swamp, forest, execution, revolt, family relations, labor union, priest, class differences, class conflict, class distinction, prisoner of war camp ...
Time: 1900s, 1800s, 20th century, 1890s, 1910s
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: realistic, epic, disturbing, serious, bleak ...
Plot: adultery, wartime life, opposites attract, political unrest, rebellion, tragic love, destiny, military, social differences, soldier, anti war, politics ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Forever Nevermore (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Brazil
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A dramatic novel that presents the submission in a relationship between an Italian settler and a Brazilian woman in 1932. Luiza is a generation of women who were sent to convents to be educated, many of the high cost of permanency option ran out and ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, gloomy
Plot: forbidden love, rebellion, love affair, rivalry, society, wartime life, revolution, vengeance, couples, life is a bitch, love and romance, war ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 554
Land Legs (1975)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 167 min.
Story: In December 1825, distinguished members of the Russian military, most of whom were quite affluent and of noble lineage, took it upon themselves to stir revolution against the autocratic and tyrannical Czar Nikolai I in the wake of his not honoring ...
Plot: male female relationship, love, czar, mishap, rebellion, death sentence, nobility, capital punishment, historical event, military, husband wife relationship, conspiracy ...
Time: 19th century
Place: siberia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.1
 40K
Ironclad (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, Switzerland, USA, Germany
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In the year 1215, the rebel barons of England have forced their despised King John to put his royal seal on the Magna Carta, a seminal document that upheld the rights of free men. Yet within months of pledging himself to the great charter, the King ...
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: knight, adventure, battles, castle, king, warrior, danger, mercenary, battlefield, evil king, crusader, brutality ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.2
 8K
Bent (1997)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Max is a handsome young man who, after a fateful tryst with a German soldier, is forced to run for his life. Eventually Max is placed in a concentration camp where he pretends to be Jewish because in the eyes of the Nazis, gays are the lowest form ...
Style: touching, bleak, serious, brutal, disturbing ...
Plot: holocaust, gay, survival, friendship, concentration camp, dehumanization, human spirit, gay love, danger, love and romance, confined, fall in love ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
An Unforgettable Summer (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Romania, France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In 1925 Romania, young Marie-Therese Von Debretsy refuses the flirtatious advances of her husband's commanding officer. As a result, the cosmopolitan family is reassigned to a brutally bleak and dangerous outpost on the Bulgarian/Romanian ...
Style: serious, realistic, meditative, talky, melancholic ...
Plot: military, politics, soldier, wartime life, military life, political unrest, state affairs, moral dilemma, life is a bitch, hopes, war, basic training ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 50s, 1950s
Place: bucharest, japan, tokyo, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, flashback, prisoner of war camp, male female relationship, jewish, female nudity, mysticism, convent, metaphor, russian, world war two ...
Place: berlin germany, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Ashes in the Snow (2018)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Lithuania
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The coming-of-age tale of 16-year-old Lina Vilkas who is deported to Siberia amid Stalin's reign of terror in the Baltic region during WWII. An aspiring artist, she secretly documents her harrowing journey with her drawings.
Style: atmospheric, serious, emotional, suspense
Plot: survival, violent man, hopes, saving a life, hostage, teenage girl, rescue, world war two, beating, destiny, military camp, murder ...
Time: year 1941
Place: siberia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Landscape After Battle (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Film opens with the mad rush of haphazard freedom as the concentration camps are liberated. Men are trying to grab food, change clothes, bury their tormentors they find alive. Then they are herded into other camps as the Allies try to devise policy ...
Style: realistic, bleak, touching, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: concentration camp, survival, world war two, human spirit, war, hopes, love and romance, against humanity, writer's life, unfulfillment, romance, dealing with death ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: poland, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.7
 909
The Border (2007)
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 ...
Plot: fall in love, teacher, russian, military, violence, duty, quarantine, border guard, prisoner of war camp, socialist, female nudity, shot to death ...
Time: year 1918
Place: finland, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Lady of the Dynasty (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China, South Korea, Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The tragic story of a Tang Dynasty imperial consort who was the favorite of the Emperor Xuanzong.
Style: psychological, emotional, captivating, atmospheric, sentimental
Plot: chinese emperor, romance, political unrest, love story, palace intrigue, rivalry, conspiracy, betrayal, rebellion, suicide, chinese, emperor ...
Place: ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.6
 445
Che Guevara (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When he is captured in Bolivia, the "Che" is conducted to prission, when he remembers his life facts, the revolution and the women.
Style: disturbing, realistic, uplifting, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: leadership, idealism, revolution, rebellion, injustice, politics, fighting the system, folk hero, righting the wronged, rebelliousness, state affairs, hopes ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1950s, 1960s ...
Place: bolivia, havana cuba, latin america, guatemala, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.5
 13K
Sunshine (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Germany, Austria, Canada, Hungary, France, UK, USA
Duration: 181 min.
Story: The film follows a Jewish family living in Hungary through three generations, rising from humble beginnings to positions of wealth and power in the crumbling Austro-Hungarian Empire. The patriarch becomes a prominent judge but is torn when his ...
Style: epic, serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: anti semitism, holocaust, fascism, politics, family relations, political unrest, family life, society, siblings relations, generation gap, dictatorship, fencing ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 90s, 1920s, twentieth century ...
Place: hungary, serbia, europe, budapest hungary, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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