Movies like The Eternal Road

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The Eternal Road (2017)
The Eternal Road (2017)
Original name: Ikitie
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Finland, Estonia, Sweden
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on true events an epic story of one man's struggle for survival. Jussi Ketola, returns to Finland from the great depression struck America only to face growing political unrest. One summer night of 1930, nationalist thugs violently abduct Ketola from his home. Beaten and forced to walk the Eternal Road towards a foreign Soviet Russia, where cruelty seems to know no end, his only dream is to return to his family cost it what it may. Hope dies last.
Style: psychological, suspense, tense, rough, thought provoking, suspenseful
Plot: immigrants, great depression, family relations, escape, violence, espionage, fear, getting home, mass murder, american history, secret police, loss of child, idealism, arrested, christmas, kidnapping, sex scene, torture, baseball, kolkhoz, farm, communism, interrogation, socialism, socialist ...
Time: 1930s, year 1937, year 1938, year 1931
Place: ussr, soviet union

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Most similar movies to The Eternal Road

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, captivating, tense and suspense films with plots about family relations, politics, life is a bitch, violence, communism, arrest and society mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like The Eternal Road: Famine '33 (1991), Mother (1990), Hella W (2011), The Endless Trench (2019), Dear Comrades! (2020). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Famine '33 (1991)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Ukraine
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The film about the Holodomor famine in Ukraine, based on the novel 'The Yellow Prince' by Vasyl Barka. The film is told through the lives of the Katrannyk family of six. It relies more on images than on words shot in black-and-white.
Plot: family relations, hunger, corpse, death, crime against humanity, communism, starvation, genocide, shot to death
Time: 1930s
Place: ukraine, ussr
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Mother (1990)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union, Italy
Duration: 200 min.
Story: The social ferment in late 19th century Russia which led to the 1917 Russian Revolution is movingly portrayed in this lengthy historical drama, which is very faithful to the 1907 novel The Mother by the celebrated Marxist writer Maxim Gorky ...
Plot: court, death, politics, murder, small town, death of father, friend, drunkenness, communism, socialist, publishing, murder of mother ...
Place: ussr, siberia, russia
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Hella W (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Finland, Estonia
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The life of a heroine. The life and work of Hella Wuolijoki. A poet, spy and millionaire, she turned into an internationally acclaimed businesswoman, politician and playwright, who collaborated with Europe's leading writers such as Bertolt ...
Style: captivating, psychological, tense, factual
Plot: spy, playwright, world war two, women in society, power, politics, prisoner, husband wife relationship, divorce, treason, jail, business ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, year 1929, year 1941, year 1943 ...
Place: finland, helsinki finland, ussr, stockholm sweden
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The Endless Trench (2019)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Spain, France, Canada
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Higinio and Rosa have only been married for a few months when the Civil War breaks out, representing a serious threat to his life. Helped by his wife, they decide to use a hole dug into their own home as a provisional hiding place. The fear of ...
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: spanish civil war, dictatorship, political repression, neighbor neighbor relationship, small village, secret, revenge, hiding place, assassination, delusion, arrest, torture ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 60s, 1930s, year 1936 ...
Place: andalusia, spain
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Dear Comrades! (2020)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Novocherkassk, USSR, 1962. Liudmila is a Party executive and devout communist who fought at the front of WWII for Stalin’s ideology. Certain that her contribution will create a communist society, she detests any anti-Soviet sentiment. During a ...
Style: suspense, psychological, exciting, realistic
Plot: brutality, rebellion, riot, politics, communism, mother daughter relationship, communist party, strike, labor strike, labor union, oppression, tyrant ...
Time: 60s, year 1962
Place: ussr, russia
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Speed Walking (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Denmark
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In a quirky, small town, situated in the outskirts of everything, 14-year-old Martin is getting ready for one of the most formal transitions from boy to man; the communion. It's 1976, music's in the air and hormones are blossoming. But in ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, psychological, touching
Plot: coming of age, love triangle, small town, teenage life, family problems, youth, teenage love, parents and children, death in the family, dysfunctional family, disorder, teenage boy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: denmark
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Icebox (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Forced to flee his home in Honduras, Óscar seeks asylum in the United States, only to find himself trapped in the immigration system.
Style: suspense, ambiguous ending, rough, suspenseful, touching
Plot: survival, fear, escape, gang, arrest, violence, court, tattoo, breakup, boy, illegal immigrant, undocumented immigrant
Place: usa
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In the Crosswind (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Estonia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: June 14, 1941, 3 a.m. Over 40000 people from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are deported by Soviets to Siberia. Among them is a philosophy student Erna, a happily married mother of a little girl. Separated from her husband Erna and her daughter are ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: wartime life, deportation, getting home, labor camp, stalinism, political prisoner, life is a bitch, survival, family in danger, gulag, parents and children, on the road ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1941, 50s
Place: estonia, siberia, russia, europe, ussr
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Akseli and Elina (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A former Red Rebellion leader returns home after being imprisoned for his participation in the Finnish Civil War, but soon finds out that wartime mindsets still linger in the heads of people.
Style: family saga, epic, pre war
Plot: society, socialist, family history, farm, communism, priest, progress, countryside, death of son, car, violence, farmer ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: finland
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The Time That Remains (2009)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Belgium, Italy, UK, United Arab Emirates, Israel
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An examination of the creation of the state of Israel in 1948 through to the present day.[Synopsis from the director, courtesy of Cannes Film Festival] : "The Time That Remains" is a semi biographic film, in four historic episodes, about a ...
Style: thought provoking, humorous, psychological, realistic, touching ...
Plot: politics, unfulfillment, political unrest, family life, parents and children, life is a bitch, wartime life, family relations, state affairs, dark humor, society
Time: 21st century, 1940s, 20th century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, palestine
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Escape from Sobibor (1987)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Yugoslavia
Duration: 143 min.
Story: During WWII, the death camp at Treblinka had an escape, causing the Commandant at a similar camp in Sobibor to vow (actually threaten) that his camp would never experience the same thing. But those who were its captives, the Jewish laborers that had ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: concentration camp, pow, world war two, escape, captivity, genocide, brutality, against humanity, corporal punishment, holocaust, hopes, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe
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1900 (1976)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 317 min.
Story: Set in Bertolucci's ancestral region of Emilia, the film chronicles the lives of two men during the political turmoils that took place in Italy in the first half on the 20th century.
Style: epic, thought provoking, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: fascism, friendship, politics, countryside, execution, idealism, italian history, male nudity, leadership, war, society, ambition ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: italy, paris france, france, europe
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Once Upon a Time in the North (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Finland
Duration: 128 min.
Story: 19th century drama set on the plains of Ostrobothnia, western Finland, which are controlled by groups of knife-wielding thugs, the toughs. Traditionally, the first-born son inherits everything, so when Esko – a bum and a gang leader – learns ...
Style: touching, suspense, sincere, suspenseful, contemplative
Plot: family relations, brother vs brother, father son relationship, countryside, inheritance, love triangle, orphan, blackmail, brother brother relationship, drunkenness, squad, periphery ...
Time: 19th century
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The Border (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Finland, Russia
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The young man must set up a clear border between Finland and Russia, white and red, enemy and friend, us and them. While the task seems clear he finds out the execution of his command in concrete situations is very difficult. Right choices turn out ...
Style: captivating, touching, suspense, exciting, contemplative
Plot: military officer, military, fall in love, violence, civil war, independence, duty, army, russian, teacher, prisoner of war camp, border guard ...
Time: year 1918
Place: finland, ussr
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Song for a Raggy Boy (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Ireland, UK, Denmark, Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: William Franklin is a teacher who was born in Ireland and moved to the United States only to repatriate in 1939 after his leftist political views cause him to lose his job. Franklin becomes the first non-cleric instructor at St. Jude's, a ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: gay rape, dedicated educator, juvenile delinquency, boarding school life, reformatory, child abuse, child rape, discipline, orphan, teachers and students, fighting the system, human spirit ...
Time: 1930s
Place: ireland, europe, spain
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The Interrogation (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Nuori nainen on saanut kutsun saapua poliisin kuultavaksi. Hän pelkää joutuvansa ansaan. Hän on täydellistä suomenkieltä puhuva Neuvosto-desantti, joka on varomattomuuttaan jättänyt vakoiluradionsa pesulaan säilytettäväksi.
Plot: espionage, interrogation, spy, police interrogation, frustration, socialist, military officer, female spy, jail cell, ideology, communist, mental breakdown ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, year 1942, year 1943
Place: ussr, finland
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The Official Story (1985)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Argentina
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After the end of the Dirty War, a high school teacher sets out to find out who the mother of her adopted daughter is.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, sincere, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: adoption, politics, family relations, uncover truth, society, parents and children, state affairs, haunted by the past, political unrest, missing person, secret, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina, bolivia, spain
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Day One (1989)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Hungarian physicist Leo Szilard leaves Europe, eventually arriving in the United States. With the help of Einstein, he persuades the government to build an atomic bomb. The project is given to no-nonsense Gen. Leslie Groves who selects physicist J. ...
Style: tense, captivating, thought provoking, realistic, serious
Plot: world war two, politics, super weapon, nuclear threat, fight for supremacy, nuclear holocaust, state affairs, intrigue, life is a bitch, against humanity, rivalry, laboratory ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: usa, new mexico, hiroshima japan, italy, germany ...
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#AnneFrank. Parallel Stories (2019)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: One single Anne Frank moves us more than the countless others who suffered just as she did but whose faces have remained in the shadows-Primo Levi. The Oscar®-winning Helen Mirren will introduce audiences to Anne Frank's story through the ...
Style: captivating, psychological, disturbing, thought provoking, suspense
Plot: holocaust, holocaust survivor, concentration camp, life is a bitch, teenage girl, female protagonist, survival, deportation, violence, historical character, struggle for survival, wartime life ...
Place: poland
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The Confession (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 139 min.
Story: The vice-minister of Foreign Affairs of Czechoslovakia, knowing he's being watched and followed, is one day arrested and put into solitary confinement by his blackmailers.
Style: thought provoking, tense, psychological, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: life sentence, mind game, prison, injustice, totalitarianism, solitary, power relations, social decay, isolation, price of justice, false accusation, society ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, year 1952, year 1968 ...
Place: czech republic, czechoslovakia, ussr, central europe, prague
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Airlift (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: India
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When Iraq invades Kuwait in August, 1990, a callous Indian businessman becomes the spokesperson for more than 170,000 stranded countrymen.
Style: thought provoking, rough, psychological, suspense
Plot: evacuation, patriotism, military, businessman, refugee camp, arab, airplane, husband wife relationship, iraq war, war, tank, fistfight
Time: 90s
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The Winter War (1989)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 199 min.
Story: Russia attacked Finland in late November 1939. This film tells the story of a Finnish platoon of reservists from the municipality of Kauhava in the province of Pohjanmaa/Ostrobothnia who leave their homes and go to war. The film focuses on the ...
Style: epic, realistic, bleak, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, resistance, politics, state affairs, heroes, soldier, political unrest, battle zone, military life, heroic mission ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1939
Place: finland, europe, russia, ussr, germany
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The Year of the Tiger (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A prison inmate escapes from his wrecked penitentiary during Chile's February 2010 earthquake.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, suspense, disturbing
Plot: prison, escape, violence, devastation, brutality, escaped prisoner, freedom, tsunami, convict, prison escape, free will, catastrophe ...
Time: year 2010
Place: chile
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Punjab 1984 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, History
Country: India, Canada
Duration: 159 min.
Story: This is the story of a mother and her missing son set in the backdrop of 1984 Punjab, when the state was going through a terrible time of terrorism. The film depicts the longing of a mother for her son and her search for her son, who is labelled a ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: missing person, loss of son, parents and children, rivalry, family relations, disorder, state affairs, atrocity, loss of child, village, uninhibited rivalry, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: india, asia, punjab
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Things We Do for Love (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Norway
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Vaarala, a reserved romantic photographer, has an odd artistic vision of loneliness: he takes serial photos of an empty park bench in remote spaces of nature. When he meets and falls in love with the spirited, unruly Ansa, his ‘bench’ is ...
Style: tense, suspense, suspenseful, captivating, disturbing
Plot: love, jealousy, manslaughter, love affair, single parent, ex husband ex wife relationship, robbery, single mother, strict father, son murders father, love triangle, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 2010s
Place: norway, finland
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Black Shack Alley (1983)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Martinique
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Martinique, in the early 1930s. Young José and his grandmother live in a small village. Nearly everyone works cutting cane and barely earning a living. The overseer can fine a worker for the smallest infraction. The way to advance is to do well in ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: school, grandmother, injustice, family relations, friends, imperialism, power relations, family life, high school life, rich and poor, parents and children, high school ...
Time: 1930s
Place: europe, france
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The Lark Farm (2007)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, Bulgaria, Spain, France, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The Lark Farm is set in a small Turkish town in 1915. It deals with the genocide of Armenians, looking closely at the fortunes, or rather, misfortunes of one wealthy Armenian family.
Style: emotional, realistic, captivating, suspense, gloomy ...
Plot: genocide, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, siblings relations, wartime life, love and romance, family relations, armenian, deportation, world war one, armenian genocide, against humanity ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, year 1915
Place: armenia, turkey, middle east, ottoman empire
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An Ordinary Execution (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: During the last days of Stalin's reign, a doctor (Marina Hands) tries to go unnoticed in a society of mutual dread where a neighbour or colleague might "denounce" you to the authorities at any moment.But tales of her healing touch ...
Style: serious, captivating, emotional, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: power relations, doctors and patients, moral dilemma, head of state, state affairs, society, life is a bitch, dictator, josef stalin, suffering, illness, couples ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1952
Place: ussr, russia
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Where Once We Walked (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Otso "The Main Man" Hultkrantz is playing the leading role of the young Allu Kajander in Where We Once Walked, based on a novel about a civil war raging between the Red and the White in Finland.
Style: captivating, psychological, factual, tense, family saga
Plot: class struggle, civil war, working class, social class, revenge, revolutionary, unrequited love, politics, lower class, socialist, rivalry, society ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, year 1918, 1910s, 1930s ...
Place: helsinki finland, eastern europe, finland
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The Invisible Line (2020)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 45 min.
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Story: The birth of the Basque terrorist gang ETA and its first attack, of which José Antonio Pardines, a Guardia Civil traffic officer, was the victim.
Style: suspense, thought provoking, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: terrorism, violence, political propaganda, ideology, politics, family problems, repression, murder, siblings, secret organization, eta terrorist group, assassination ...
Time: 60s, 50s
Place: spain, basque country
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