Movies like Riders in the Sky

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Riders in the Sky (1968)
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Riders in the Sky (1968)
Original name: Nebeští jezdci
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: This movie is realistic and even crude, and maybe that is the reason, why it's so impressive. Instead of romantic (nearly melodramatic) scenes, incorporated to the Sverak's "Tmavomodry svet" (Dark Blue World) it offers stories from ordinary, cruel life of Czech pilots in Great Britain. And it's even more deeper. The final scene with two soldiers - Czech and German, which are not enemies more, when the both men are facing their destiny in despair... Some of the most haunting moments includes also story of soldier, which received serious face injury and now must try to reconcile himself... The main storyline follows the story of two young Czech pilots - Student (falling to an unhappy romance with British radio-operator) and Prcek, both excellently acted (by remarkable talents Jiri Bednar and Jiri Hrzan).
Plot: dog, sea, airplane, friendship, german, truck, pilot, suicide, friendship between men, funeral, disfigurement, european history, friend, world war two, hospital, pub, suicide by hanging, bomber, dance, air raid, british history, male friendship, english countryside, hospital room, jockey ...
Place: england, czechoslovakia

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Most similar movies to Riders in the Sky

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and touching films with plots about world war two, soldier, nazi, train, husband wife relationship, friendship and death mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres. Some movies like Riders in the Sky: Cat and Mouse (1967), Sirius (1975), The Bombers (1973), The Night Overtakes Me (1986), That Instant, That While (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Cat and Mouse (1967)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany, Poland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A film adaptation of the book by the same name written by Günter Grass. Pilenz, the narrator, revisits places of his childhood, going through his memories regarding his relationship to Mahlke, an old "friend" of his.
Plot: thief, german, heroism, memory, suicide, nazi, high school, theft, medal, german army, war hero, symbolism ...
Place: germany
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95%
 7.8
 26
Sirius (1975)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 50 min.
Story: In SIRIUS, a young boy whose most cherished companion is his loyal German shepherd devises his own form of resistance when the Nazis arrest his father, then order the confiscation of local canines, including his pet, to be retrained as attack dogs ...
Plot: killer dog, train explosion, dog, world war two, sabotage, german occupation, village, animal death
Time: 1940s
Place: czechoslovakia
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 6.4
 137
The Bombers (1973)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Two best friends, former Partisans, must face new challenges after the war.
Plot: bomber, world war two, fear, prisoner, girl, train, battle, nurse, commando, partisan, injury, bunker ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
The Night Overtakes Me (1986)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A communist journalist from Prague is sent to Ravensbruck concentration camp.
Plot: concentration camp, prisoner, hysterical outburst, death by shooting, bossy woman, cutting someone's hair, clothed male naked female, czech history, female politician, loss of mother, prison guard, medical experiment ...
Time: year 1942, 1930s, 1940s
Place: prague czechoslovakia, central europe, prague czech republic, czechoslovakia
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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That Instant, That While (1981)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Autumn 1944. A doctor is accused in the collaboration with the Nazis and found guilty...
Plot: hospital, moral dilemma, ss officer, conscience, operating room, telling a joke, stretcher, hospital room, manipulative behavior, manipulative person, colleague colleague relationship, gestapo ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Cuckoo in a Dark Forest (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland, Czechoslovakia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set in World War 2 as the Germans occupy Czechoslovakia, teenage Emilka's father is murdered by the Nazis, but she is selected for special treatment by virtue of being blonde. She is billeted with the commandant of a concentration camp near the ...
Plot: humiliation, teacher, taking a photograph, doctor, husband wife relationship, handcuffed, nurse, wheelchair, soldier, teenage girl, teenager, shot to death ...
Time: 1940s
Place: prague czechoslovakia, central europe, prague, prague czech republic, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Liberation of Prague (1978)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 140 min.
Story: On 20th of April 1945 the Soviet army launches its attack on Berlin. The end has come for Nazi Germany and Hitler decides to commit suicide. In Prague K.H. Frank (Nazi Secretary of State and Chief of police in the Protectorate of Bohemia a Moravia) ...
Style: propaganda film
Plot: communist, rebellion, red army, concentration camp, fascism, world war two
Time: 1940s, year 1945
Place: prague, czechoslovakia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Fall of the Innocent (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 126 min.
Story: With the Nazi takeover of Europe underway, the Reich Protector Reinhard Heydrich arrives in Prague and his underlings begin enforcing his authority in the towns and villages across the occupied country. In Lidice, the film's main protagonist, ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, emotional, disturbing
Plot: assassination, genocide, village, against humanity, execution, life is a bitch, war, haunted by the past, heroic mission, holocaust, village life, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1942
Place: czechoslovakia, czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Mosquito Squadron (1969)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In WW2, a RAF squadron leader mourns the death of a comrade and receives a bombing mission against a secret Nazi V-2 rocket testing facility in France.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mosquito, soldier, war, daring rescue, race against time, save the day, anti war, heroic mission, military life, battles, danger, escapades ...
Time: 20th century
Place: england, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Carriage to Vienna (1966)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A WW2 story of a young Austrian soldier running from the Russian army and a woman whom he forces to come along in order to save his wounded mate.
Style: dark
Plot: forest, tree, cart, burial, revenge, soldier, wounded, shooting, horse, death, world war two, knife ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: czechoslovakia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.5
 10
The Soldier (1966)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A story of a boy, forced to grow mature before his time and to die too early because of the cruel war circumstances. This film is dedicated to all the children who have died during the National Liberation War.
Plot: soldier, attack, river, bridge, nazi, resistance, darkness, wound, mountain, village, german, death of child ...
Time: 1940s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
And This Will Pass, Too... (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Wonderful war stories about Isidor Katanic, officer who spent his working life as a calligrapher writing to various documents. Resignation living at home, living with rampant wife and her son from a previous marriage, sloth. Very soon retire and go ...
Plot: officer, friend, radio, horse, fear, police, death, christmas, world war two, drowning, photograph, liberation ...
Place: yugoslavia, belgrade
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 ...
Plot: world war two, insubordination, wounded soldier, enemy, trench warfare, trench, pow, leftist, infantry, retreat, russian soldier, grenade ...
Time: 1940s
Place: finland, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
El Alamein - The Line of Fire (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: War seen through the eyes of Serra, a university student from Palermo who volunteers in 1942 to fight in Africa. He is assigned to the Pavia Division on the southern line in Egypt. Rommel and the Axis forces are bogged down; it's October, the ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere
Plot: anti war, soldier, friendship, war, military life, wartime life, battles, heroes, military, danger, escapades, friends ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, year 1942
Place: egypt, africa, middle east, italy, cairo egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Diamonds of the Night (1964)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 63 min.
Story: Diamonds in the night is the tense, brutal story of two Jewish boys who escape from a train transporting them from one concentration camp to another. Ultimately, they are hunted down by a group of old, armed home-guardists. The film goes beyond the ...
Style: no music
Plot: gun, escape, running, flashback, eating, hunger, beer drinking, shooting, bread, old man, multiple outcomes, barefoot male ...
Place: czechoslovakia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 8.0
 530
Three (1965)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: In this episodic WW II drama, a Yugoslavian youth attempts to escape from German soldiers. In the first scene, he stands amongst a group of refugees waiting for a train. One man, with no identification papers is accused of a petty crime and the ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 5.8
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Genre: Drama, Romance, War
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Reach for Glory (1962)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
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Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.7
 520
My Way Home (1965)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Hungary
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In the final days of World War II, a young Hungarian is making his way home, through countryside full of the debris of war, when he is captures and imprisoned by Russians. Left in the custody of a young Russian soldier, the two youths form a ...
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Place: hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.1
 273K
The Deer Hunter (1978)
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Style: epic, bleak, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 1960s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.3
 19K
Birdy (1984)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.7
 608
Housewife, 49 (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Downtrodden wife and mother Nella's life takes an unexpected turn for the better after she joins the Women's Voluntary Service office in Barrow-in-Furness during the Second World War. However, her new-found happiness is shattered when her ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
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Time: year 1941, year 1939, 1940s
Place: england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.4
 3K
Yanks (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, West Germany, UK
Duration: 138 min.
Story: During WWII, the United States set up army bases in Great Britain as part of the war effort. Against their proper sensibilities, many of the Brits don't much like the brash Yanks, especially when it comes to the G.I.s making advances on the ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching
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Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
...and the Fifth Horseman Is Fear (1965)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Jewish doctor helps a political fugitive during the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia.
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Place: czechoslovakia, prague
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.3
 695
Promise (2005)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The film tells about members of Finnish women's Lotta Service during the Second World War through the eyes of three young women.
Plot: world war two, surveillance, veterinarian, letter, loss of friend, bombing, loss of sister, air raid
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Last Butterfly (1991)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Czechoslovakia, France, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Stage mime Antoine Moreau is compelled by the Gestapo to put on a performance for the children of Terezin, a "model" concentration camp, to convince the Red Cross observers that the camp is truly what it seems. Reluctant at first, Moreau ...
Style: fairy tale
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Time: 1940s
Place: europe, berlin germany, czechoslovakia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Goodnight, Mister Tom (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: We're in an English village shortly before Dunkirk. "Mr. Tom" Oakley still broods over the death of his wife and small son while he was away in the navy during WWI, and grief has made him a surly hermit. Now children evacuated from ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, uplifting, sincere
Plot: adoption, orphan, single parent, war, dealing with death, evacuation, human spirit, village, haunted by the past, kids in trouble, family relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 40s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Deserter and the Nomads (1968)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Czechoslovakia, Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An apocalyptic story of three wars in three film tales encompassing the end of the WWI,WWII, as well as a vision of the world destroyed by nuclear weapons. This film was honored at the film festivals in Venice and Sorrento. Immediately after that ...
Plot: dead child, forest, sewer, post apocalypse, bat, world war one, religion, end of the world, stock footage, ghost, world war two, rain ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%