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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, countryside, village people, rape, communism, social injustice, russian civil war, female nudity, life is a bitch, world war one, society, bolshevik, illiteracy, 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 society, wartime life, life is a bitch, state affairs, war, political unrest and military mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like Zhila-byla Odna Baba: Siberiade (1979), The Village (2013), Siberia, Monamour (2011), In the Fog (2012), 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: 190 min.
Story: The evolution of a nation during six decades of turbulent history is dramatized via two families from opposing classes.
Style: family saga, serious, realistic, captivating, epic
Plot: parents and children, village, wartime life, homecoming, tragic love, culture clash, swamp, revolution, state affairs, village life, family life, political unrest ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: siberia, russia, ussr
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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, village, parents and children, social relations, society, family, childbirth, countryside, villager, small village, village people ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: england
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100%
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, gloomy, sentimental, serious, captivating ...
Plot: wilderness, elderly, golden years, orphan, life is a bitch, isolation, forest, survival, nature, coming of age, down on your luck, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
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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, bleak, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, false accusation, nazi occupation, moral dilemma, survival, life is a bitch, human nature, wartime life, war, collaboration, resistance fighter, nazi ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: russia, ussr
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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, serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: world war one, soldier, anti war, military, battle zone, military life, introspection, life is a bitch, mountain, war, dealing with death, battles ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1917
Place: italy
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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, atmospheric, epic, stylized ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, emigration, society, parents and children, diary, village life, village, magic realism, social relations, youth, siblings relations ...
Time: 19th century
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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: sincere, serious, emotional, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: japanese soldier, quadriplegic, world war two, family problems, disability, life is a bitch, marital abuse, military, soldier, state affairs, political unrest, family in crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: japan
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Burnt by the Sun 2: Citadel (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The final part of Mikhalkov's trilogy about Divisional Commander Kotov finds him returning home during World War II having been betrayed, narrowly escaped execution for treason and nearly reduced to dust in a prison camp. Only to discover that ...
Style: realistic, stylized, atmospheric, serious, epic ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, life is a bitch, wartime life, dishonesty, war, battles, family problems, injustice, family relations, battle zone, nurse ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: ussr, russia
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39%
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Beginning of the Great Revival (2011)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: China
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A chronicle of the events that led to the founding of the Chinese Communist Party.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, factual
Plot: politics, revolution, social differences, state affairs, head of state, society, rebellion, communist party, patriotism, rivalry, chinese history, republican era china ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1910s
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Tsar (2009)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In 16th-century Russia in the grip of chaos, Ivan the Terrible strongly believes he is vested with a holy mission. Believing he can understand and interpret the signs, he sees the Last Judgment approaching. He establishes absolute power, cruelly ...
Style: atmospheric, epic, realistic, serious, stylized ...
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Time: 16th century
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37%
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, sincere, atmospheric, sentimental, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, small town, holocaust, family relations, world war one, village, ancestry, sexuality, village people, german culture, provincial life, change ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 70s, 60s, 50s ...
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36%
Forever Nevermore (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
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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: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, gloomy
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Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: latin america, brazil
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36%
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Eleni (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
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Duration: 114 min.
Story: Nick is a writer in New York when he gets posted to a bureau in Greece. He has waited 30 years for this. He wants to know why his mother was killed in the civil war years earlier. In a parallel plot line we see Nick as a young boy and his family as ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: civil war, christian, girl, revolution, village, society, fighting the system, state affairs, against humanity, media, life is a bitch, journalism ...
Place: greece, europe
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Genre: Drama, War
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The Commissar (1967)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Man Who Will Come (2009)
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Style: captivating, serious, atmospheric, bleak, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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31%
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Kedma (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, War
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Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, gloomy, bleak ...
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Genre: Drama, History, War
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Style: captivating, serious, sincere, rough, epic ...
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Time: 20th century, 1910s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Freedomfighters (1996)
Genre: Drama, History, War
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Duration: 125 min.
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Style: political, serious, realistic, emotional, epic
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Time: 1930s
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28%
The Bridges of Sarajevo (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Switzerland, Italy, Portugal, Bulgaria, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Thirteen European directors explore the theme of Sarajevo; what this city has represented in European history over the past hundred years, and what Sarajevo stands for today in Europe. These eminent filmmakers of different generations and origins ...
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: wartime life, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, politics, anti war, state affairs, society, political unrest, world war one, archive footage, female director
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28%
The Butcher of Prague (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: disturbing, realistic, emotional, serious, bleak
Plot: nazi occupation, world war two, mass murder, holocaust, political repression, life is a bitch, heroic mission, wartime life, social relations, against humanity, war, genocide ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, 20th century
Place: czechoslovakia, czech republic, prague
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27%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 77 min.
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Style: bleak, realistic, stylized, serious, tense ...
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Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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1911 (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, War
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Style: epic, exciting, serious, realistic, stylized ...
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Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, Poland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Storyline: In the summer of 1683, 300 000 Ottoman Empire's warriors begin the siege of Vienna. City's fall, will open way to conquer the Europe. The Sept 11 is the day of main battle between Polish cavalry under the King Jan III Sobieski ...
Style: exciting, bleak, serious, epic, realistic ...
Plot: siege, military, battles, head of state, state affairs, escapades, adventure, isolation, against humanity, wartime life, religions or cults, heroes ...
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26%