Movies like Riders in the Sky

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Riders in the Sky (1968)
Riders in the Sky
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: czech abroad, czech history, poaching, jockey, hospital room, english countryside, male friendship, british history, european history, air raid, dance, disfigurement, pilot, bomber, suicide by hanging, sea, german, pub, hospital, suicide, truck, funeral, friendship between men, world war two, dog ...
Place: czechoslovakia, england

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and dramatic films with plots about world war two, death, war, friendship, soldier, friend and doctor mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres. Some movies like Riders in the Sky: The Night Overtakes Me (1986), Dark Blue World (2001), Cuckoo in a Dark Forest (1985), Salon Kitty (1976), Catch-22 (1970). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Night Overtakes Me
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A communist journalist from Prague is sent to Ravensbruck concentration camp.
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Time: year 1942, 1940s, 1930s
Place: central europe, czechoslovakia, prague czech republic, prague czechoslovakia
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
Dark Blue World
Genre: War, Drama, Action, Romance
Country: Czech Republic, UK, Germany, Denmark, Italy, France
Duration: 112 min.
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Cuckoo in a Dark Forest
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 ...
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Salon Kitty
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 129 min.
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    User:   93%
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
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El Alamein - The Line of Fire
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 ...
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The Land Girls
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
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Cat and Mouse
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.
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    User:   60%
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 125 min.
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    User:   61%
That Instant, That While
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    User:   68%
The Battle of Algiers
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    User:   73%
Red Cherry
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    User:   36%
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