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The Eternal Road (2017)
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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, thought provoking, rough, suspenseful
Plot: immigrants, great depression, family relations, espionage, violence, fear, getting home, mass murder, american history, beating, loss of child, idealism, secret police, escape, arrested, christmas, baseball, sex scene, torture, kidnapping, farm, communism, kolkhoz, socialism, interrogation ...
Time: 1930s, year 1938, year 1937
Place: 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, serious, suspense and captivating films with plots about family relations, politics, violence, male nudity, female nudity, world war two and society mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like The Eternal Road: Famine '33 (1991), Hella W (2011), Speed Walking (2014), Icebox (2018), In the Crosswind (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: corpse, family relations, hunger, shot to death, communism, starvation, crime against humanity, death, genocide
Time: 1930s
Place: ukraine, soviet union
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95%
 5.3
 349
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, tense, psychological, factual
Plot: playwright, spy, politics, world war two, power, prisoner, women in society, divorce, stage play, husband wife relationship, interrogation, jail ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 1920s, year 1941, year 1936 ...
Place: finland, soviet union, helsinki finland, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, parents and children, death in the family, teenage love, dysfunctional family, disorder, teenage boy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.9
 660
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: rough, ambiguous ending, suspense, touching, suspenseful
Plot: survival, escape, fear, arrest, tattoo, gang, court, violence, breakup, boy, illegal immigrant, undocumented immigrant ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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, serious, atmospheric, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: deportation, getting home, labor camp, life is a bitch, wartime life, family in danger, survival, parents and children, on the road, family relations, danger, escapades ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 50s, year 1941 ...
Place: estonia, siberia, europe, russia, soviet union ...
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63%
 7.0
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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: father son relationship, speech, socialist, death of husband, murder of mother, russian soldier, demonstration, communism, protest march, revolution, arrest, beating ...
Place: russia, siberia, ussr
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61%
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: countryside, world war two, progress, farmer, farm, family history, car, death of father, teacher, family relations, finnish, violence ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, tense ...
Plot: concentration camp, escape, world war two, captivity, pow, genocide, brutality, violence, against humanity, corporal punishment, holocaust, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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The Time That Remains (2009)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Italy, Belgium, France, Palestine, 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: humorous, thought provoking, psychological, realistic, touching ...
Plot: unfulfillment, family life, politics, political unrest, parents and children, wartime life, family relations, state affairs, life is a bitch, society
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 40s, 1940s
Place: israel, middle east
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56%
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King Lear (2018)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An aging King invites disaster, when he abdicates to his corrupt, toadying daughters, and rejects his loving and honest one.
Style: thought provoking, bleak, rough, psychological
Plot: father daughter relationship, rivalry, greed, betrayal, family, sister sister relationship, family relations, parents and children, brutality, revenge, life & death, life philosophy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: thought provoking, disturbing, serious, bleak, realistic
Plot: dedicated educator, beating, boarding school life, reformatory, discipline, orphan, juvenile delinquency, fighting the system, teachers and students, human spirit, power relations, punishment ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: ireland, europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.8
 1K
The Turncoat (2020)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 173 min.
Story: Directed by Academy Award-winner Florian Gallenberger from Sigefried Lenz's international bestseller, "Der Überläufer" is set in the summer of 1944. German soldier Walter Proska is about to return to the Eastern Front when his train ...
Style: psychological, exciting, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Plot: nazi germany, world war two, german soldier, partisan, pow, soldier, defector, beating, brother brother relationship, loyalty, male objectification, eastern front ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s, year 1945, year 1956
Place: berlin germany, hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.7
 23K
1900 (1976)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 245 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, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: fascism, friendship, politics, countryside, execution, idealism, italian history, child molester, male nudity, socialism, ambition, society ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: italy, france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.7
 921
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: touching, captivating, suspense, contemplative, exciting
Plot: military, military officer, fall in love, independence, violence, prisoner of war camp, army, duty, russian, teacher, civil war, border guard ...
Time: year 1918
Place: finland, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, suspenseful, suspense, sincere, contemplative
Plot: family relations, brother vs brother, father son relationship, countryside, orphan, drunkenness, blackmail, brother brother relationship, love triangle, inheritance, squad, periphery ...
Time: 19th century
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51%
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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: psychological, rough, suspense, thought provoking
Plot: evacuation, patriotism, military, husband wife relationship, airplane, arab, businessman, refugee camp, iraq war, war, fistfight, tank
Time: 1990s, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, emotional ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, resistance, politics, siblings relations, heroic mission, political unrest, battle zone, heroes, soldier, state affairs ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1939
Place: finland, europe, russia, soviet union, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.5
 367
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, serious, realistic
Plot: politics, world war two, super weapon, intrigue, rivalry, laboratory, moral dilemma, wartime life, nuclear holocaust, nuclear threat, fight for supremacy, state affairs ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 30s, 20th century
Place: usa, new mexico, italy, new york, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, captivating, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense
Plot: love, single parent, manslaughter, son murders father, love triangle, ex husband ex wife relationship, single mother, brother brother relationship, photographer, jealousy, patricide, affection ...
Time: 2010s
Place: norway, finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, captivating, realistic, suspense, contemplative ...
Plot: genocide, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, siblings relations, wartime life, love and romance, family relations, armenian, deportation, world war one, armenian genocide, moral dilemma ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s, year 1915
Place: turkey, armenia, middle east, ottoman empire
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: prison, escape, violence, convict, brutality, escaped prisoner, tsunami, freedom, devastation, prison escape, free will, reformatory ...
Time: year 2010
Place: chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, tense
Plot: loss of son, parents and children, missing person, loss of child, rivalry, disorder, atrocity, state affairs, family relations, bollywood, rebelliousness, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, parents and children, human spirit, high school, high school life, family life, rich and poor, friendship, single parent, young heroes, friends ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Style: captivating, psychological, factual, tense, family saga
Plot: class struggle, civil war, working class, social class, revolutionary, unrequited love, lower class, socialist, revenge, politics, rivalry, society ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 1940s, 1910s ...
Place: helsinki finland, eastern europe, finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Fact-based story of the kidnapping of Charles Lindbergh Jr., son and namesake of the famed pilot, and ensuing trial of accused and convicted killer, Bruno Hauptmann.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: kidnapping, murder, folk hero, dealing with death, missing child, journalism, legal, crimes, deadly, injustice, life is a bitch, courtroom drama ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
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42%
 6.0
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You Disappear (2017)
Genre: Drama
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Story: Frederik is the headmaster of a private school and one day he is being accused of stealing 12 million Danish crowns from the school. But everything is not as simple as it might seem. Frederik has been living with a tumor in his brain for the last 3 ...
Style: psychological thriller, psychological, suspense, psychotronic, suspenseful ...
Plot: free will, brain tumor, marital problem, imagination, brain damage, school, tumor, illusion, family relations, love, fight, deadly ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.3
 611
Dead Europe (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, UK, Greece
Duration: 84 min.
Story: In Greece to scatter his father's ashes, Isaac hears of a curse that hangs over the head of his family. Dismissing the idea, his trip begins to unveil dark truths that forced his father to flee years ago.
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, rough, tense ...
Plot: betrayal, human trafficking, curse, family relations, immigrants, photograph, family secret, society, haunted by the past, on the road, gay interest, lgbt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.6
 289K
Bridge of Spies (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, India
Duration: 142 min.
Story: During the Cold War, the Soviet Union captures U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers after shooting down his U-2 spy plane. Sentenced to 10 years in prison, Powers' only hope is New York lawyer James Donovan, recruited by a CIA operative to negotiate ...
Style: realistic, suspense, serious, tricky, intense ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, spy, lawyer, cia, pilot, rescue, legal, danger, justice, mission, undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1950s, 50s ...
Place: soviet union, usa, europe, berlin germany, east germany ...
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40%
Operation Silver A (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Based on actual events. Late 1941, Group Silver A are dropped into occupied Czechoslovakia on an SOE mission to set up a Radio communications centre for the resistance, and contact a German Army officer whom is forwarding information to the British.
Style: compassionate, suspenseful, sentimental, disturbing, suspense
Plot: conspiracy, world war two, fight, german occupation, agent, police officer, beating, torture, husband wife relationship, traitor, mass murder, secret mission ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1941, year 1942
Place: prague czech republic, central europe, czechoslovakia, prague czechoslovakia, prague
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Blame it on Fidel (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A 9-year-old girl weathers big changes in her household as her parents become radical political activists in 1970-71 Paris.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: politics, radical, family life, political unrest, family problems, hopes, state affairs, immigrants, journalism, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, paris france, europe, chile, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%