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Tears of April (2008)
Tears of April (2008)
Original name: Käsky
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Finland, Germany, Greece
Duration: 115 min.
Story: There is civil war in Finland. Between whites vs reds. A woman soldier of reds is captured by the whites. She is ordered to be executed.
Style: epic, realistic, disturbing, bleak, serious, captivating
Plot: adultery, politics, military, destiny, rebellion, tragic love, opposites attract, political unrest, wartime life, soldier, life is a bitch, anti war, social differences, military life, dishonesty, state affairs, gay, forbidden love, war crime, love triangle, female protagonist, world war two, world war one, lgbt, idealism ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918
Place: finland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and bleak films with plots about war, wartime life, soldier, military, state affairs, life is a bitch and politics mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres. Some movies like Tears of April: Company K (2004), Unknown Soldier (2017), The Red and the White (1967), Half of a Yellow Sun (2013), The Winston Affair (1964). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Company K (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on the popular World War I novel by author William March, director Robert Clem's COMPANY K follows a veteran of the first great conflict as he finishes a book about his wartime experiences and reflects on how a man's true character ...
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, epic, disturbing ...
Plot: world war one, war, veteran, wartime life, battles, military life, prison life, haunted by the past, soldier, life is a bitch, politics, military ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, year 1917
Place: france
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Unknown Soldier (2017)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Finland, Belgium, Iceland
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The film follows Finnish army machine gun company in Continuation War against Soviet Union, 1941–1944. Based on Väinö Linna's best selling novel Tuntematon Sotilas (The Unknown Soldier) and the novel's uncensored version, Sotaromaani ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, military, infantry, eastern front, soldier, friendship, friend, husband wife relationship, battles, insubordination, firing squad, courage ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1944, year 1943 ...
Place: finland, germany, ussr
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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: political, experimental, art house, serious, realistic ...
Plot: world war one, time travel, monastery, russian civil war, equestrian, battles, chaos, revolution, against humanity, heroes, politics, rebelliousness ...
Time: 1910s, year 1919
Place: europe, hungary, russia
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Half of a Yellow Sun (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Nigeria, UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An epic love story: Olanna and Kainene are glamorous twins, living a privileged city life in newly independent 1960s Nigeria. The two women make very different choices of lovers, but rivalry and betrayal must be set aside as their lives are swept up ...
Style: thought provoking, bleak, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: genocide, revolution, political unrest, against humanity, rebellion, village, life is a bitch, fall in love, hopes, evacuation, wartime life, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: africa, nigeria
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The Winston Affair (1964)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In a remote jungle outpost in the Far Eastern theater of World War II, a hotheaded American soldier murders an allied British sergeant in cold blood. Stalwart American Lt. Colonel Barney Adams (Mitchum) is dispatched to defend him in the ensuing ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, rough, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, courtroom drama, murder, legal investigation, soldier, dedicated lawyer, court martial, psychopath, power relations, politics, heroes, rebellion ...
Place: india, asia
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The Sleeping Voice (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Pepita travels to Madrid to be near her sister Hortensia who is pregnant and in prison. Hortensia is sentenced to death. The execution will not be carried out until after the baby is delivered. Pepita tries everything to stay the execution, but when ...
Style: captivating, serious, emotional, suspenseful, political ...
Plot: spanish civil war, wartime life, woman in danger, fall in love, political unrest, life is a bitch, sister sister relationship, family relations, civil war, false accusation, against humanity, rebellion ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe, madrid
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Talk of Angels (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This is the story of a young Irish woman who comes to Spain to escape from the pressures she feels about her impending marriage to a political activist in Ireland. But in Spain in the 1930's, taking a job of governess in a wealthy family, she ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, forbidden love, politics, love triangle, social differences, couples, society, love affair, fall in love, spanish civil war, extramarital affair, war ...
Time: 1930s, year 1936
Place: spain, europe, ireland, madrid
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Story of a Prostitute (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Disappointed by the marriage of her lover to a woman he does not love, prostitute Harumi drifts from the city to a remote Japanese outpost in Manchuria to work in a "comfort house," or brothel, during the Sino-Japanese war. The commanding ...
Style: realistic, serious, erotic, gloomy, rough ...
Plot: world war two, prostitute, prostitution, soldier, female nudity, desertion, colonialism, sex, wartime, crazy love, misogyny, buddhism ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s
Place: china, japan
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Red Angel (1966)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 1939, Sakura Nishi is a young army nurse who is sent to the field hospitals in China during the Sino-Japanese war. She has to assist the surgeon Dr. Okabe with an incredible number of amputations. In the crowded wards, she gives sympathy to some ...
Style: disturbing, controversial, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: world war two, nurse, medical, amputation, military hospital, sensuality, military, war, unlikely couple, life is a bitch, sexual dysfunction, battles ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: china
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Spring of Life (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The film, 'The Spring Of Life', brings to light a little-known operation of the Nazi SS, started just before the outbreak of World War II. Through the careful selection and re-education of young women, it was the Nazi's mad dream to ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, bleak, rough
Plot: world war two, holocaust, racism, nazi, anti semitism, genocide, wartime life, breeding, against humanity, life is a bitch, society, war ...
Time: 1940s
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Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy, UK, USA
Duration: 197 min.
Story: Doctor Zhivago is the filmed adapation of the Russian novel by Boris Pasternak from director David Lean that was an international success and today deemed a classic. Omar Sharif and Julie Christie play two protagonists who in fact love each other ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, emotional, romantic, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: world war one, communism, deportation, love triangle, revolution, war, train, rape, poet, wartime, imperial russia, betrayal ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1940s, 1910s, 1930s ...
Place: russia, ussr, moscow russia
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The Time And The Wind (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Brazil
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Based on the novel's trilogy of the same name, by Erico Verissimo, Time and the Wind follows 150 years of family Terra Cambará and their opponent Amaral family. The history of struggles between the two families begins in the missions and runs ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, captivating, epic ...
Plot: love affair, war, love triangle, wartime life, political unrest, rivalry, state affairs, hopes, true love, love and romance, uninhibited rivalry, forbidden love ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: brazil
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A Soldier's Tale (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the days following the D-Day invasion in Normandy, France, a British platoon leader named Saul (Gabriel Byrne) and his corporal (Paul Wyett) reach an isolated farmhouse and encounter a beautiful French girl named Belle (Marianne Basler). Love ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, tense
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, soldier, love affair, couples, love and romance, war, impossible love, unfulfilled love, woman in danger, wartime life, love, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: france, europe, normandy
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Sword of Honour (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 208 min.
Story: Guy Crouchback joins the war effort during World War 2, an idealistic quest to join the forces of good in the fight against evil. But his efforts is not rewarded, he never has any chance to join any real fighting, circumstances always prevent it. ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, touching, semi autobiographical ...
Plot: world war two, military, love triangle, fighting the system, life is a bitch, military life, betrayal, haunted by the past, soldier, love and romance, society, basic training ...
Time: future, 1940s
Place: europe, england
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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, serious, dramatic, touching, tragic ending ...
Plot: world war one, political unrest, russian history, military, battles, russian empire, destiny, heroes, wartime life, warship, against the odds, sea ...
Time: 1910s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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The Hanoi Hilton (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Lionel Chetwynd's film documents the horrific struggles that faced American POWs held in the North Vietnamese prison Hoa Lo -- more infamously known as the Hanoi Hilton -- between 1964 and 1975. Williamson (Michael Moriarty) leads a group of ...
Style: political, serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
Audience: manly
Plot: vietnam war, military, prison, military prison, prison escape, electric torture, escape, graphic violence, battles, revolution, tough heroes, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam
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In Tranzit (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Russia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Nazi POWs suspected of heinous acts are locked up in a Soviet women's prison run by vengeful female guards. To weed out the guilty, the innocent must pay. Can supposed enemies turn into great loves? Based on a true post-World War II story, this ...
Style: sincere, uplifting, realistic, captivating, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: wartime life, world war two, soldier, captivity, against humanity, life is a bitch, prisoners of war, genocide, prison life, heroes, war, society ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two
Place: europe, russia, st. petersburg russia, ussr
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Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 179 min.
Story: In 1947, four German judges who served on the bench during the Nazi regime face a military tribunal to answer charges of crimes against humanity. Chief Justice Haywood hears evidence and testimony not only from lead defendant Ernst Janning and his ...
Style: political, emotional, disturbing, suspenseful, sincere ...
Plot: courtroom drama, genocide, holocaust, judge, court, jewish, justice, lawyer, war, legal, politics, courtroom ...
Time: 1940s, middle ages, 60s, year 1945, year 1946 ...
Place: germany, poland, europe, berlin germany
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Joy Division (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Germany, Hungary
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A teenage orphan fights against the Red Army at the end of WWII and in the aftermath is 'adopted' by a Commissar. Years later he is sent to London during the Cold war to work for the KGB, where he questions his life.
Style: disturbing, serious, captivating, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, kgb, introspection, politics, secret agents, betrayal, haunted by the past, political unrest, unsuccessful, state affairs, dishonesty, moral dilemma ...
Time: 20th century, post world war two, 1940s, year 1945
Place: russia, london, england, ussr
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Wicked Spring (2002)
Genre: Drama, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: During the 1864 battle of the Wilderness, three Union soldiers and three Confederate Soldiers get seperated from their units as twilight engulfs the ravaged battlefield. The men wander alone through the dangerous woods, separate of each other, until ...
Style: epic, emotional, sincere, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: american civil war, military, genocide, battles, wilderness, soldier, heroes, politics, against humanity, weakness, state affairs, war ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
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Stalingrad (1993)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 134 min.
Story: "Stalingrad" follows the progress of a German Platoon through the brutal fighting of the Battle of Stalingrad. After having half their number wiped out and after being placed under the command of a sadistic Captain, the Lieutenant of the ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: world war two, war, battles, russian, german, nazism, soldier, survival, military, starvation, military life, wehrmacht ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1943, year 1942
Place: russia, germany, east germany, berlin germany, poland ...
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The Affair (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A black soldier in World War II England begins an affair with a white woman whose husband is a soldier currently overseas in battle and in doubts of her relationship with him as she discovered he had been having an affair with his secretary.
Style: erotic, emotional, bleak, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: black man white woman sex, world war two, wartime, sex scene, rain, making love, black man white woman relationship, interracial relations, racism, opposites attract, love and romance, life is a bitch ...
Place: england, europe
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Olga (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Brazil
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Based upon the true story of Olga Benário, the German-born wife of Brazilian communist leader Luís Carlos Prestes. During the dictatorship of Getúlio Vargas (1930-1945) she was arrested and sent to Nazi Germany, where she was put to death in a ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, nazi germany, holocaust, concentration camp, wartime life, life is a bitch, rebellion, couple relations, love affair, revolution, society, war ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, rio de janeiro, europe, brazil
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An Unforgettable Summer (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Romania, France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In 1925 Romania, young Marie-Therese Von Debretsy refuses the flirtatious advances of her husband's commanding officer. As a result, the cosmopolitan family is reassigned to a brutally bleak and dangerous outpost on the Bulgarian/Romanian ...
Style: meditative, atmospheric, melancholic, talky, light ...
Plot: unlikely friendships, politics, military, soldier, moral dilemma, state affairs, political unrest, wartime life, military life, injustice, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 1920s
Place: japan, eastern europe, tokyo, bucharest, rio de janeiro
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The Iron Triangle (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on the diary of an unknown Viet Cong soldier, this film provides a sympathetic look at a Viet Cong soldier who protected a captured American soldier whom he believed did not kill him when the American had the opportunity. Written by John ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, war, confined, captivity, military life, battles, life is a bitch, rebellion, on the run, espionage, anti war, wartime life ...
Place: vietnam, asia
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The Officers' Ward (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The first days of WWI. Adrien, a young and handsome lieutenant, is wounded by a piece of shrapnel. He will spend the entire wartime at the Val-de-Grâce Hospital, in Paris. Five long years, and his life will change forever...
Style: serious, touching, uplifting, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: world war one, military, anti war, soldier, starting over, hopes, human spirit, war, life turned upside down, wartime life, survivor, religion ...
Time: year 1914, year 1918, 1910s, post world war one
Place: france, paris france, europe, brittany
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Nothing to Report (1973)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Italy, Tunisia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In 1956, the professional army of France lacks the manpower to keep the peace in Algeria, the colony which the country is determined to hold on to at any price. For this reason, reservists are called up and subject to an intense period of training ...
Style: captivating, tense, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: prostitute, soldier, mutiny, execution, platoon, anti war protest, military training, idealist, deserter, french army, pacifist, communist ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: algeria, africa, france
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Doctor Zhivago (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 226 min.
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Story: Young and beautiful Lara is loved by three men: a revolutionary, a mogul, and a doctor. Their lives become intertwined with the drama of Russian revolution. Doctor Zhivago is still married when he meets Lara. Their love story is unfolding against ...
Style: emotional, captivating, realistic, serious, epic ...
Plot: forbidden love, infidelity, tragic love, rape, love triangle, missing person, betrayal, love affair, rebelliousness, rebellion, couple relations, politics ...
Time: 1910s, year 1917
Place: russia, moscow russia
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Gardens of Stone (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A sergeant must deal with his desires to save the lives of young soldiers being sent to Vietnam. Continuously denied the chance to teach the soldiers about his experiences, he settles for trying to help the son of an old army buddy.
Style: realistic, intense, harsh, bleak, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, war, soldier, politics, justice, military life, civil war, wartime, casualty of war, life is a bitch, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: washington d.c., vietnam, iraq, usa
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Un Dimanche à Kigali (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In April 1994, the middle-aged Canadian journalist Bernard Valcourt is making a documentary in Kigali about AIDS. He secretly falls in love for the Tutsi waitress of his hotel Gentille, who is younger than him, in a period of violent racial ...
Style: emotional, thought provoking, serious, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: fall in love, rwandan genocide, genocide, aids, interracial romance, love affair, social differences, against humanity, hopes, life is a bitch, society, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century
Place: rwanda, africa
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