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Zhila-byla Odna Baba (2011)
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Zhila-byla Odna Baba (2011)
Original name: Жила-была одна баба
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 150 min.
Story: История частной жизни одной женщины и четверых ее мужчин. Главная героиня - неграмотная крестьянка, и действие фильма начинается с ее свадьбы в 1909 году, когда девушку из нищей семьи взяли в богатую, а кончается в 1921 году Антоновским восстанием.
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, bleak, epic, gloomy
Plot: village life, wartime life, revolution, village, state affairs, life is a bitch, bolshevik, countryside, illiteracy, village people, world war one, rape, russian civil war, society, female nudity, mud, washing, ripping clothes
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1900s
Place: russia, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, bleak and captivating films with plots about wartime life, life is a bitch, society, soldier, war, state affairs and village mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like Zhila-byla Odna Baba: Siberiade (1979), In the Fog (2012), Siberia, Monamour (2011), The Village (2013), Greenery Will Bloom Again (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Siberiade (1979)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 206 min.
Story: The evolution of a nation during six decades of turbulent history is dramatized via two families from opposing classes.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, family saga, epic
Plot: parents and children, village, tragic love, homecoming, culture clash, wartime life, village life, political unrest, family life, forbidden love, state affairs, revolution ...
Time: 60s, 1940s, 20th century, 1900s, 1960s ...
Place: siberia, russia, ussr, soviet union
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In the Fog (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Netherlands, Belarus, Russia, Latvia
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Western frontiers of the USSR, 1942. The region is under German occupation. A man is wrongly accused of collaboration. Desperate to save his dignity, he faces an impossible moral choice.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: false accusation, world war two, nazi occupation, moral dilemma, danger, life is a bitch, survival, wartime life, human nature, collaboration, resistance fighter, in the woods ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942
Place: russia, ussr
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Siberia, Monamour (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Siberia. Late autumn. In taiga, in the deserted village there lives an old man Ivan & his seven-year-old grandson Leshia. A pack of feral dogs devours everything alive in the neighborhood. One of these dogs is Leshia's best friend. ...
Style: touching, sentimental, captivating, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: in the woods, elderly, golden years, change of heart, survival, isolation, danger, wilderness, orphan, life is a bitch, dangerous animal, missing person ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
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The Village (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Village is a BBC TV series written by Peter Moffat. The drama is set in a Derbyshire village in the 20th century. The first series of what Moffat hopes will become a 42-hour TV drama was broadcast in spring 2013 and covered the years 1914 to ...
Style: realistic, stylized, serious, captivating, epic
Plot: village life, family relations, parents and children, society, social relations, child birth, village, childbirth, family, gay relationship, shell shock
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: england
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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 ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, wartime life, military, family relations, battles, danger, dishonesty, life is a bitch, soldier, state affairs, war, military life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943, year 1941
Place: 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, gloomy ...
Plot: soldier, danger, anti war, military, battle zone, introspection, life is a bitch, military life, world war one, battles, dealing with death, war ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1917
Place: italy
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The Commissar (1967)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Klavdia Vavilova, a Red Army cavalry commissar, is waylaid by an unexpected pregnancy. She stays with a Jewish family to give birth and is softened somewhat by the experience of family life.
Style: bleak, emotional, thought provoking, realistic, serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, russian civil war, war, life is a bitch, village, wartime life, female soldier, jewish, pregnant woman, jewish family, soldier, newborn baby ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: russia
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Home from Home: Chronicle of a Vision (2013)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 231 min.
Story: Follow-up to the TV trilogy "Heimat", this time for cinemas, set again in the fictional village Schabbach in the Hunsrück region of Rhineland-Palatinate.
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, epic, stylized ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, society, coming of age, diary, village life, village, emigration, youth, siblings relations, teenage life, social relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: germany, brazil, south america
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Heimat: A Chronicle of Germany (1984)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 924 min.
TV show
Story: This epic tale of a family and their rural life in a small German village is told against the changing backdrop of a country's turbulent history from 1919 to 1982. From the aftermath of the First World War, economic hardship, the rise and fall ...
Style: epic, sentimental, sincere, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: world war two, family relations, village, world war one, generation gap, german, hypocrisy, fascism, living with parents, social relations, coming of age, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1930s, 1920s, 1960s ...
Place: germany, europe
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The Man Who Will Come (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A group of Italian villagers struggle to survive during a tumultuous time in 1943, debating how much assistance to give the partisans with the impending arrival of the Germans. Based on True Events.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, atmospheric, bleak
Plot: world war two, youth, against humanity, family relations, village life, parents and children, village, life is a bitch, german army, social relations, society, mute or deaf ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1944, 40s, year 1943
Place: italy, europe
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The Red and the White (1967)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Hungary, Soviet Union
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1919, Hungarian Communists aid the Bolsheviks' defeat of Czarists, the Whites. Near the Volga, a monastery and a field hospital are held by one side then the other.
Style: contemplative, thought provoking, captivating, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: monastery, political unrest, rebelliousness, anti war, genocide, wartime life, chaos and mayhem, battle zone, military life, heroes, military, revolution ...
Time: 1910s, year 1919
Place: russia, europe, hungary
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Admiral (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 124 min.
Story: This is a story of a great love facing the greatest drama of the history of Russia. Admiral Kolchak is a true war hero and beloved husband and father. One day he meets Anna, the love of his life and the wife of his best friend. The revolution in his ...
Style: realistic, dramatic, serious, based on true events, tragic ending ...
Plot: russian history, warship, political unrest, destiny, world war one, russian revolution, military, state affairs, politics, love affair, against the odds, wartime life ...
Time: 1910s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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42%
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Caterpillar (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: During the Second Sino-Japanese War, in 1940, Lieutenant Kurokawa returns home as a honored and decorated soldier but deprived of his arms and legs lost in battle. All hopes, from the villagers and women to close family members, turn to Shigeko, the ...
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: quadriplegic, world war two, disability, family problems, life is a bitch, soldier, state affairs, military, political unrest, village life, family in crisis, japanese soldier ...
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Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
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Duration: 105 min.
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Place: latin america, brazil
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Duration: 77 min.
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Red Sorghum (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
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Story: An old leper who owned a remote sorghum winery dies. Jiu'er, the wife bought by the leper, and her lover, identified only as "my Grandpa" by the narrator, take over the winery and set up an idealized quasi-matriarchal community headed ...
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36%
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The Proud Ones (1980)
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