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, dancing, sea, airplane, air disaster, world war two, friendship, german, truck, pilot, suicide, hospital, friendship between men, funeral, bomber, english countryside, jockey, raft, friend, disfigurement, poaching, pub, air raid, european history, british history ...
Place: england, czechoslovakia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and captivating films with plots about world war two, nazi, explosion, soldier, husband wife relationship, train and friendship mostly in War, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Riders in the Sky: Mosquito Squadron (1969), The Bombers (1973), Sirius (1975), Cat and Mouse (1967), Tomorrow Was the War (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, raf, mosquito, espionage, twins, danger, save the day, leadership, battles, anti war, military life, escapades ...
Time: 20th century
Place: england, france, europe
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 6.3
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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: world war two, mountain, bomber, post world war two, explosion, german, fear, night, girl, partisan, injury, prisoner ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 39
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: world war two, village, german occupation, train explosion, killer dog, animal death, dog, sabotage
Time: 1940s
Place: czechoslovakia
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 6.3
 102
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: soldier, suicide, german soldier, high school, military, german army, friend, friendship, nazi, medal, world war two, inferiority complex ...
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Tomorrow Was the War (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A drama a life in a small Russian provincial town in 1940 - one year before Germany invaded the Soviet Union. Two school girls for the first time in their lives discover truth about Stalin repressions against innocent people. Based on a novel by ...
Plot: politics, idealism, arrest, funeral, teenage girl, memory, suicide, partisan, betrayal, tragic event, girl, world war two ...
Time: pre world war two, 1940s, year 1940
Place: soviet union, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Shop on Main Street (1965)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In a small town in Nazi-occupied Slovakia during World War II, decent but timid carpenter Tono is named "Aryan comptroller" of a button store owned by an old Jewish widow, Rozalie. Since the post comes with a salary and standing in the ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, danger, rescue, against humanity, dehumanization, deportation, human nature, friendship, store, misfit ...
Time: year 1942, 1940s
Place: slovakia, europe, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Lancaster Skies (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Douglas, a broken, solitary, Spitfire Ace, must overcome his past to lead a Lancaster bomber crew in the pivotal aerial war over Berlin, in 1944.
Plot: world war two, raf, british army, camaraderie, road accident, war propaganda, killed in action, secret, male bonding, male friendship, pub, teamwork ...
Time: year 1943
Place: berlin germany, germany, england
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Road to Berlin (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A story about two young men during the last days of WWII.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, captivating, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, male bonding, male friendship, soldier, military, friendship, violence, fascism, society, deadly, friendship between men, great patriotic war ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Land Girls (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: During World War II, the organisation "The Women's Land Army" recruited women to work on British farms while the men were off to war. Three such "land girls" of different social backgrounds - quiet Stella, young hairdresser ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: countryside, world war two, friendship, fall in love, hopes, war, romance, working class, friends, soldier, love and romance, society ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: england, europe, britain, pearl harbor, english channel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: on the run, ss officer, nurse, pointing a gun at someone, blood, hospital room, crying woman, rumor, painting, taking a bath, blackmail, anti fascist ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
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The War Lover (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Buzz Rickson is a dare-devil World War II bomber pilot with a death wish. Failing at everything not involving flying, Rickson lives for the most dangerous missions. His crew lives with this aspect of his personality only because they know he always ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: bomber, war, battles, world war two, military life, wartime life, love triangle, introspection, survival, human nature, soldier, adventure ...
Place: england, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Cuckoo in a Dark Forest (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland, Czechoslovakia
Duration: 95 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: on the run, sex standing up, piano playing, riding a bicycle, soldier, sea, crying woman, taking a photograph, racist, dog, bullying, coming of age ...
Time: 1940s
Place: prague, prague czechoslovakia, prague czech republic, central europe, germany ...
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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
Plot: concentration camp, orchestra, gestapo, world war two, oven, mime, red cross, ashes, french resistance, nazi propaganda, top hat, drinking ...
Time: 1940s
Place: berlin germany, paris france, europe, czechoslovakia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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633 Squadron (1964)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When Norwegian resistance leader Lieutenant Erik Bergman reports the location of a German V-2 rocket fuel plant, the Royal Air Force's 633 Squadron is assigned the mission to destroy it. The plant is in a seemingly-impregnable location beneath ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, sincere
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, battles, danger, save the day, military, hopes, against the odds, air raid, human spirit, heroic mission, daring rescue, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.0
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Fortress (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When the commander of the crew of a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber is killed in action in a raid over Sicily in 1943, his replacement, a young, naive pilot struggles to be accepted by the plane's already tight-knit Irish American crew.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, tense
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Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
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Plot: world war two, movie business, evacuation, sick mother, censorship, air raid, wheelbarrow, courage, filmmaking, film making
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Style: captivating, realistic, suspenseful, sincere, psychological ...
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 ⇓
49%
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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 ...
Plot: world war two, villa, friendship, wounded soldier, young soldier, train, male nudity, statue, student, female nudity, bolshevik, loss of friend ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 117 min.
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Style: serious, bleak, sincere, captivating, realistic
Plot: world war two, soldier, battles, friendship, military, war, danger, wartime life, military life, behind enemy lines, introspection, battle ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1942
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Diamonds of the Night (1964)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 67 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: cinema verite, no music
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Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 126 min.
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Style: realistic, disturbing, emotional, serious, bleak
Plot: nazi occupation, world war two, assassination, holocaust, mass murder, life is a bitch, wartime life, heroic mission, social relations, war, against humanity, deadly ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1942
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 78 min.
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Style: dark
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Liberation of Prague (1977)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Czechoslovakia, East Germany
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
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Time: year 1945, 1940s
Place: prague, czechoslovakia, prague czechoslovakia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.4
 14
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, nazi, horse, chicken, death of child, german, partisan, explosive, flag, explosion, wound, village ...
Time: 1940s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Guns of War (1974)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Uzice Republic a known as the 'first offensive', is a story about Serbia in 1941. Few months after German panzers forced Yugoslav Royal Army to capitulate, organized resistance is turning into massive uprising against occupying forces. ...
Style: epic
Plot: world war two, mountain, air raid, massage, river, cheese, ammunition, fire, death of son, loss of son, rain, king ...
Time: year 1941, 1940s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, master, world war two, pistol, horse, husband wife relationship, party, brother in law, communist, ss, yelling, hanging ...
Place: former yugoslavia, belgrade, yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Reach for Glory (1962)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: During World War II, teenage boys in a small English town are consumed with jingoism and brutal war games, hoping dearly that the war won't end before they can fight in it.
Plot: gay slur, anti semitism, cowardice, world war two, bullying, execution, evacuation, war game, teenage boy, teenager, child with gun, child ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.6
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The Truce (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Although liberated from Auschwitz on January 27, 1945, Levi did not reach Turin until October 19 of that year. After spending some time in a Soviet camp for former concentration camp inmates, he embarked on an arduous journey home in the company of ...
Style: bleak, sincere, gloomy, emotional, serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%