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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, mental illness, emigrant, emigration, card playing, war crime, remorse, hanging, execution, public execution, war atrocity, revolution, public hanging, card game
Time: 1920s
Place: crimea, paris france, france, russia, turkey

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and epic films with plots about war, soldier, world war two, wartime life, execution, state affairs and political unrest mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like The Flight: War and Peace (1965), Zhila-byla Odna Baba (2011), Land Legs (1975), War and Peace: Part III (1967), Beginning of an Unknown Era (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, conscience, friendship ...
Time: 1910s, year 1917
Place: russia
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War and Peace (1965)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 453 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, captivating, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: nobility, battles, betrayal, redemption, napoleonic wars, nationalism, tragic love, couples, emperor, love and romance, romance, hopes ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: russia
⇓ 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: realistic, stylized, serious, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: village life, wartime life, revolution, russian civil war, village, state affairs, life is a bitch, village people, countryside, world war one, rape, society ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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: love, conspiracy, military, husband wife relationship, hard labor, execution, nobility, hanging, historical event, mishap, death sentence, rebellion ...
Time: 19th century
Place: siberia, russia
⇓ 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, russian soldier, war, uniform
Time: 19th century, 1810s
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66%
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 ...
Plot: russian civil war, civil war, water, train, rain, soldier, locomotive, cow, criminal gang, communism, motorcycle, hopes ...
Time: 1920s
⇓ 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.
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Plot: pregnancy, russian civil war, wartime life, village, life is a bitch, war, breast feeding, female soldier, jewish, jewish family, pregnant woman, newborn baby ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Is Paris Burning? (1966)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 173 min.
Story: The title is Adolf Hitler's question to his chief of staff Alfred Jodl on the eve of the liberation of Paris (August 25): the military governor of Paris, General Dietrich von Choltitz, had been ordered to destroy Paris rather than let it fall ...
Style: serious, emotional, captivating, harsh, factual ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, moral dilemma, totalitarianism, rescue, against the odds, wartime life, resistance, insubordination, survival, heroic mission, liberation ...
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51%
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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.
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Time: 1910s, year 1919
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The Lost Expedition (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Country: Soviet Union, Russia
Duration: 133 min.
Story: An expedition of a few geologists is going to Siberia in order to found a gold sources during 1918.
Plot: russian civil war, expedition, exploration, disappearance, civil war, gold, travel, greed
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Place: russia, siberia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Attack and Retreat (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, Soviet Union
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Beautifully photographed and lyrically written, this largely factual account of Mussolini's disastrous invasion of Russia during World War II tells the story of an Italian regiment through the eyes of a farmer from Emilia, a plumber from Rome, ...
Plot: world war two, italian army, eastern front, nazism, bravery, nazi, soldier, italian history, italian soldier, great patriotic war, partisan, red army ...
Time: year 1941, year 1942, 1940s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Fort Saganne (1984)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France
Duration: 180 min.
Story: In 1911, a willful and determined man from peasant stock named Charles Saganne enlists in the military and is assigned to the Sahara Desert under the aristocratic Colonel Dubreuilh.
Style: epic, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: foreign legion, battles, soldier, state affairs, army investigation, leadership, military, romance, heroes, war, adventurer, love and romance ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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War and Peace: Part I (1965)
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Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 147 min.
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Country: Soviet Union
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Soviet Union
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Diplomacy (2014)
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Story: The night of August 24, 1944. The fate of Paris is in the hands of General von Choltitz, governor of Grand Paris, who is preparing, on Hitler’s orders, to blow up the French capital. The descendent of a long line of Prussian military men, the ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Dauria (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 182 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Katyn (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
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Duration: 121 min.
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32%
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Hatred (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, War
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31%
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In the Fog (2012)
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Duration: 127 min.
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Style: realistic, bleak, serious, psychological, captivating ...
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Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France, Spain, Austria, West Germany
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Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Ascent (1977)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 111 min.
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Style: captivating, stylized, bleak, emotional, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Let Joy Reign Supreme (1975)
Genre: Drama, History, War
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Style: realistic, serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Emperor (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, War
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Duration: 105 min.
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28%
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Genre: Drama, History
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Duration: 134 min.
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Genre: Drama, History, War
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Duration: 126 min.
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Style: captivating, psychological, factual, tense, family saga
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