Movies like The Arena

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The Arena (1974)
 5.3
 1K
The Arena (1974)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Female gladiators fight to the death. Inspired by the story of Spartacus, follow the adventures of a bevy of slave girls who, upon finding themselves thrust into the gladiator ring, mount a vicious rebellion to fight their way to freedom.
Style: stylized, rough, serious, realistic, sexy, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, sword fight, adventure, survival, vengeance, contests and competitions, rivalry, gladiator, feminism, ambition, against the odds, danger, rebelliousness, state affairs, corrupted ruler, master and servant, nudity (full frontal - brief), ancient rome, arrow, heroes, confined, graphic violence, captivity, rebellion, master warrior ...
Time: ancient history, 70s
Place: rome italy

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, realistic and suspenseful films with plots about rivalry, heroes, adventure, danger, escapades, master warrior and battles mostly in Action, Adventure and Drama genres. Some movies like The Arena: Barbarian Queen (1985), Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011), Amazons and Gladiators (2001), The Dead Lands (2014), Warrior Angels (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Barbarian Queen (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Argentina
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Set during the days of the Roman Empire. A simple village is raided by Roman troops, and most of the people are whisked off to be slaves or killed. Three women survive and set off to liberate their people. When they arrive at the Roman city, they ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female warrior, barbarian, rebellion, gladiator, righting the wronged, strong female presence, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), master warrior, vengeance, rebelliousness, heroic mission ...
Time: ancient history
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100%
 2.9
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The Arena (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Action
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In an age of Gladiators, the power that was Rome held its empire together with the might of its armies, the sweat and tears of its conquests, and the cheers and bloodlust of its citizens - glorified in the deadly spectacle of The Arena. Stolen from ...
Style: serious, captivating, exciting, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: amazon, slave girl, survival, ambition, rebellion, danger, adventure, contests and competitions, rivalry, rebelliousness, captivity, roman empire ...
Time: ancient history
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 331 min.
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Story: Before Spartacus struck down his first opponent in the arena, there were many gladiators who passed through the gates onto the sand.'Spartacus: Gods of the Arena' tells the story of the original Champion of the House of Batiatus: Gannicus ...
Style: exciting, stylized, realistic, serious, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, gladiator, strong sexual content, ancient rome, slave, heroes, master warrior, arena, roman, warrior, pride and honor, betrayal ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Amazons and Gladiators (2001)
Genre: Drama, Action, Adventure
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: During the Roman Empire, General Crassius ruled a small province with an Iron fist. Serena, a young girl in a village, watches Crassius kill her parents. Crassius and Serena's destiny would lead them to the Gladiator ring; the Amazons Warrior ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female warrior, sword fight, roman empire, amazon, adventure, rivalry, heroic mission, vengeance, heroes, gladiator, girl power, feminism ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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The Dead Lands (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: New Zealand, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Hongi, a Maori chieftain’s teenage son, must avenge his father’s murder in order to bring peace and honour to the souls of his loved ones after his tribe is slaughtered through an act of treachery. Vastly outnumbered by a band of villains led by ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, exciting, realistic
Plot: survival, vengeance, adventure, against the odds, heroes, rivalry, danger, youth, gory, deadly, master warrior, warrior ...
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.1
 317
Warrior Angels (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA, Ireland, Lithuania
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In 1190, the knight Elizabeth leaves her young son Peter in England, battles, and is wounded in the Third Holy Crusade. She must return to her village, where she is informed by the local priest that Peter was abducted by the wicked tyrant Grekkor ...
Style: exciting, serious, disturbing, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, heroes, rivalry, adventure, medieval, danger, battles, vengeance, escapades, daring rescue, master warrior, courage ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Revenge of the Gladiators (1964)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 454 A.D. barbarians led by the Vandal king, Genseri, besiege Rome which is ruled by the ineffectual Valentinian III and his wife, Calpurnia. The Roman general Ezio manages to temporarily halt the Vandals' advance. Now arriving on the scene ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: battles, intrigue, escapades, corrupted ruler, rivalry, soldier, state affairs, wedding, adventure, dishonesty, leadership, heroes ...
Time: ancient history, 5th century
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Last Legion (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, War
Country: UK, France, Slovakia, Tunisia, Italy, Bulgaria
Duration: 101 min.
Story: As the Roman empire crumbles, young Romulus Augustus flees the city and embarks on a perilous voyage to Britain to track down a legion of supporters.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, stylized, enigmatic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: roman empire, ancient rome, emperor, adventure, king arthur, soldier, battles, young heroes, danger, excalibur, loss of parent, loss of parents ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world, 5th century, 18th century
Place: rome italy, europe, england, constantinople, naples italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Richard The Lionheart (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: King Henry II tests the loyalty and honor of his son Richard sending him to a secret castle known as the Knight's Martyr. There, the Prince must fight against adversaries representing the virtues of a knight.
Style: exciting, epic, serious, realistic
Plot: escapades, royal family, survival, rivalry, aging, danger, contests and competitions, state affairs, parents and children, fight to the death, sword and sorcery, king ...
Time: 21st century, middle ages, contemporary, 12th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Hirokin: The Last Samurai (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a planet where humans must scavenge the post-apocalyptic barren wasteland, Hirokin – a reluctant warrior with a dark past – sets off on mission to fulfill his destiny. Having fought to the death to save his wife and son from the planets evil ...
Style: serious, exciting, tense, captivating, rough
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: rebellion, good versus evil, adventure, vengeance, danger, rivalry, corrupted ruler, escapades, heroes, rebelliousness, freedom, warrior ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Gladiator (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Malta, Morocco
Duration: 155 min.
Story: In the year 180, the death of emperor Marcus Aurelius throws the Roman Empire into chaos. Maximus is one of the Roman army's most capable and trusted generals and a key advisor to the emperor. As Marcus' devious son Commodus ascends to ...
Style: epic, captivating, rough, breathtaking, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: roman empire, vengeance, warrior, gladiator, freedom, revenge, ancient rome, courage, pride and honor, master warrior, slavery, sword fight ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: rome italy, north africa, italy, germany, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.5
 162
Gladiators 7 (1962)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Framed for the escape of five gladiators from the arena, the son of one of Sparta's leading citizens is sentenced to the arena as gladiator himself and forced to fight for his life in the Roman Colosseum. Years later he manages to escape and ...
Style: epic, stylized, exciting, captivating, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escapades, corrupted ruler, war, rivalry, state affairs, rebellion, hopes, master warrior, battles, revolution, righting the wronged, royal family ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Warriors of Heaven and Earth (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Chinese emissary is sent to the Gobi desert to execute a renegade soldier. When a caravan transporting a Buddhist monk and a valuable treasure is threatened by thieves, however, the two warriors might unite to protect the travelers.
Style: exciting, serious, epic, breathtaking, lyrical ...
Plot: martial arts, adventure, vengeance, survival, rivalry, escapades, danger, lone wolves, uninhibited rivalry, sword and sandal, fight, epic battle ...
Time: ancient history, 8th century
Place: china, asia, ancient china, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.8
 6K
Fire Birds (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A joint task force operation between the Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Army has been formed to dismantle one of the largest drug cartels operating in South America. Multiple attempts to assault the cartel's mountainous compound ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: military, adventure, heroic mission, danger, tough heroes, daring rescue, save the day, against the odds, one man army, flying, justice, revolution ...
Time: 80s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Reign of Assassins (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: China, Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Set in ancient China, Zeng Jing is a skilled assassin who finds herself in possession of a mystical Buddhist monk's remains. She begins a quest to return the remains to its rightful resting place, and thus places herself in mortal danger ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, sword fight, master warrior, vengeance, escapades, track down, uninhibited rivalry, dishonesty, mortal combat, betrayal, obsessive quest, heroes ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Clash of Empires (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: Malaysia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Based loosely on the 16th century historical document entitled ‘The Malay Annals’, ’The Chronicles of Merong Mahawangsa’ is an action-packed epic feature film, with mythical characters, magical moments and dazzling visual-effects sequences. ...
Style: epic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, heroes, martial arts, save the princess, battles, state affairs, head of state, hopes, master warrior, adventure, danger, heroic mission ...
Time: ancient history
Place: asia, china, malaysia, arabia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Tuareg: The Desert Warrior (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Action
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a desolate section of the Sahara once ruled by the French, two thirsty men stumble into the camp of a Tuareg warrior where they're given water and shelter. Soldiers from the new Arab government now arrive by Jeep and demand the two men be ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, desert, battles, vengeance, heroes, soldier, adventure, politics, state affairs, survival, escapades, danger ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.7
 768
U.S. Seals II (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At a secret Russian nuclear missile base, an ex-U.S. SEAL member is planning to launch a missile strike on the United States, and the only way to stop him is with the best of the best. Because of a natural gas refinery leak, the newly formed team ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, terrorism, crimes, daring rescue, heroes, race against time, military, master warrior, danger, soldier, heroic mission, military base ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 4.9
 162
Hero of Rome (1964)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In ancient Rome, the people finally oust their despised king, Tarquinius, and declare the city a republic. Tarquinius makes an alliance with the Etruscan king, Porsenna, to take back power in Rome, but a Roman general, the heroic Mucius, sets out to ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, bleak, epic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, hostage, ancient rome, roman empire, hostages, adventure, war, rivalry, escapades, danger, state affairs, heroes ...
Time: ancient history
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Shogun Assassin (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A Shogun who grew paranoid as he became senile sent his ninjas to kill his samurai. They failed but did kill the samurai’s wife. The samurai swore to avenge the death of his wife and roams the countryside with his toddler son in search of ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, samurai, martial arts, heroes, lone wolves, female ninja, master warrior, revenge, gory, cult, strong violent content, family problems ...
Time: 1500s, 15th century, 19th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Blades of Blood (2010)
Genre: Action
Country: South Korea
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In the 16th century in Chosun dynasty, HWANG Jung-hak and LEE Mong-hak create the “Grand Alliance” with the united dream of a better world. While the new leader LEE dreams of eradicating this world of all its corruption and becoming king ...
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, political unrest, rivalry, danger, politics, escapades, adventure, assassination attempt, vengeance, dishonesty, sword fight, graphic violence ...
Time: 16th century
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Kingdom of Gladiators (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A king makes a pact with an ancient demon and after years of ruling his kingdom in peace, the demon has come to collect. Now a group of rival gladiators must fight for the survival of the kingdom.
Style: serious, suspenseful, stylized, exciting
Plot: heroes, adventure, rivalry, battles, contests and competitions, danger, escapades, imaginary, save the princess, wizards and magicians, curses spells and rituals, graphic violence ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Maximum Cage Fighting (2006)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jimmy Garren, a former Tae Kwon Do world champion, is now retired and a widowed father to ten-year-old Katie. So when he's challenged by a famous cage fighter-and former rival Nick "the Nasty" Harper-to a fight, he refuses...until ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspense
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, one man army, rivalry, save the day, ambition, adventure, tough heroes, survival, vigilantism, athlete and trainer, battles, righting the wronged ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Radical Jack (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After quitting his job, a man decides to go after the one person responsible for ruining his life.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, heroes, lone wolves, adventure, vigilantism, vengeance, undercover, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry, special agents ...
Time: 90s
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Viking Sagas (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The film chronicles a long-ago time when men relied not on their intellect to make points, but on their swords. A mythical warrior ('Ralf Moeller (I)') wanders the snow-capped landscapes of the North territories on an arduous quest for ...
Style: epic, captivating, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: viking, vikings, obsessive quest, good versus evil, master warrior, adventure, heroes, battles, rivalry, danger, escapades, heroic mission ...
Time: middle ages
Place: iceland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Age of the Dragons (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Age of the Dragons is an adaptation of Herman Melville's classic novel Moby Dick. Set in a medieval realm where Captain Ahab and crew hunt dragons for the vitriol that powers their world, Ishmael, a charismatic harpooner and his friend Queequeg ...
Style: rough, exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dragon, deadly, obsessive quest, obsession, rivalry, escapades, unfulfillment, dangerous animal, revenge, adventure, uninhibited rivalry, heroes ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 3.5
 668
Asker (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When deadly anthrax missiles are stolen by a militia, ATF agent Ethan Carter (Dean Cain) must go undercover and join the group to save the country from disaster.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, undercover, hostage, rebelliousness, working undercover, espionage, secret agents, heroes, save the day, deadly, state affairs, race against time ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Duel of the Titans (1961)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Steve Reeves and George Scott are raised by wolves, but grow up to become the founders of Rome.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: peplum, family relations, battles, legends and myths, siblings relations, survival, love triangle, battle zone, roman empire, catastrophe, danger, heroes ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Hercules Reborn (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a young man's bride is kidnapped by an evil king, he turns to Hercules for help. The fallen hero has been living in exile, banished for killing his family, but the young man's courage inspires Hercules. Together, they fight to rescue ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, tense
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: hercules, superhuman powers, adventure, heroes, legends and myths, good versus evil, rescue, escapades, tough heroes, graphic violence, heroic mission, danger ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient greece, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Friday Foster (1975)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Friday Foster, an ex-model magazine photographer, goes to Los Angeles International airport to photograph the arrival of Blake Tarr, the richest black man in America. Three men attempt to assassinate Tarr. Foster photographs the melee and is plunged ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, conspiracy, private detective, assassination, photographer, airport, hitman, pimp, strong female presence, sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%