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The Flight (1971)
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The Flight (1971)
Original name: Бег
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 196 min.
Story: The film is about a group of people who in other times wouldn't have anything in common, some of them innocent bystanders, some moral criminals. But nothing is straightforward and simple. From Russia "the run" continues to Constantinople, to Paris, back to Russia. Some of them have understood that they can't live outside Russia and go back maybe to be happy, maybe not, some go back to face sure death for their crimes, some don't go back and know that are going to miss homeland forever, some are comfortably well off (are they?) in exile. Sentimental without syrup, tragic and comical at the same time.
Plot: russian civil war, ghost, card game, mental illness, emigrant, emigration, war crime, hanging, remorse, execution, public hanging, public execution, war atrocity
Time: 1920s
Place: paris france, russia, crimea, france, turkey

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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, world war two, wartime life, soldier, life is a bitch, danger and military mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like The Flight: War and Peace (1965), Land Legs (1975), War and Peace: Part III (1967), Zhila-byla Odna Baba (2011), The Commissar (1967). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
At Home Among Strangers, a Stranger Among His Own (1974)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War, Western
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Following the Russian Civil War, a loyal Red, Shilov, must prove he is at home among strangers as he attempts to recapture a shipment of gold that he was supposed to deliver to Moscow. Needed as a means of buying food for the people, the gold Shilov ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: russian civil war, mole, false accusation, gang, escapades, gypsy, train, officer, patriotism, frame up, friendship, conscience ...
Time: 1910s, year 1917
Place: russia
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War and Peace (1965)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Seven-hour epic based on the eponymous book by Leo Tolstoy. Two main story-lines are complex and intertwined. One is the love story of young Countess Natasha Rostova and Count Pierre Bezukhov, who is unhappy in his marriage. Another is the ...
Style: epic, stylized, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Plot: battles, redemption, betrayal, nobility, tragic love, true love, wartime life, couple relations, fall in love, love triangle, life is a bitch, emperor ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Land Legs (1975)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 167 min.
Story: In December 1825, distinguished members of the Russian military, most of whom were quite affluent and of noble lineage, took it upon themselves to stir revolution against the autocratic and tyrannical Czar Nikolai I in the wake of his not honoring ...
Plot: death sentence, mishap, rebellion, male female relationship, nobility, czar, conspiracy, military, husband wife relationship, love, execution, capital punishment ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia, siberia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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War and Peace: Part III (1967)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 81 min.
Story: In 1812, Napoleon's Army invades Russia. Kutuzov asks Bolkonsky to join him as a staff officer, yet the prince requests a command in the field. Pierre sets out to watch the upcoming confrontation between the armies. During the Battle of ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, uniform, russian soldier, war
Time: 19th century, 1810s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Zhila-byla Odna Baba (2011)
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 ...
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: village life, wartime life, revolution, world war one, village, state affairs, life is a bitch, bolshevik, illiteracy, countryside, village people, russian civil war ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s, 1900s
Place: russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, realistic, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: russian civil war, pregnancy, village, wartime life, war, life is a bitch, female soldier, jewish, pregnant woman, jewish family, soldier, newborn baby ...
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Place: russia
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Is Paris Burning? (1966)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 175 min.
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Plot: world war two, holocaust, moral dilemma, wartime life, against the odds, totalitarianism, rescue, resistance, anti heroes, survival, heroic mission, danger ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: france, paris france, europe, warsaw poland, germany
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Sunflower (1970)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, France, Soviet Union, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: At the end of World War II, Giovanna, a war bride living near Milan refuses to accept that her husband, Antonio, missing on the Russian front, is dead. There's a flashback to their brief courtship near her hometown of Naples, his 12-day leave ...
Style: sentimental, psychological, gloomy, realistic, serious
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Beginning of an Unknown Era (1967)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union, Ukraine
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Two young directors adapted the short stories of two Russian authors whose works had been banned for decades, and so their film ended up in the censor’s vault as well – for twenty years. Both tales look back to the post-revolutionary era, and ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Fort Saganne (1984)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France
Duration: 180 min.
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Style: epic, exciting, serious, realistic
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Time: 1910s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, Soviet Union
Duration: 137 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 147 min.
Story: The first film of a four-part adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s 1869 novel . In St. Petersburg of 1805, Pierre Bezukhov, the illegitimate son of a rich nobleman, is introduced to high society. His friend, Prince Andrei Bolkonsky, joins the Imperial ...
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Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, bleak, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
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Time: 1910s, year 1919
Place: russia, europe, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Soviet Union
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, History, War
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30%
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Style: tense, exciting, realistic, serious, captivating ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Massacre in Rome (1973)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: contemplative, realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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