Movies and TV shows like Christopher Columbus

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Christopher Columbus (1985)
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Christopher Columbus (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, West Germany, USA
Duration: 360 min.
Story: The epic mini-series tells the story of the legendary Italian-born explorer Diego de Geona Taino, later known as Christopher Columbus, from his birth in c.1450 Genoa, Italy, to his young adult years as an expert sailor and navigator who, with money funded from the monarchy of Spain, sailed to the unknown West to find Asia in 1492, and instead found a 'New World' of the modern day West Indies to South America, and then follows his later years in his 50's as a tired, ailing man whose dreams of exploration and discovery to which he passed onto his son, and other followers, just before his death in 1506.
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, realistic, factual, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: expedition, adventure, ocean or sea, inventions and discoveries, ambition, adventurer, political intrigue, tragic hero, discovery, father son relationship, new world, map, native american, native americans, ship, heroes, obsessive quest, escapades, explorer, sea voyage, exploration, sea, journey, rape, religion ...
Time: 15th century
Place: spain, portugal, europe, africa, cuba, iceland, atlantic ocean

Most similar movies to Christopher Columbus

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and exciting films and TV series with plots about escapades, adventure, danger, heroes, state affairs, rivalry and battles mostly in Drama, Adventure and History genres. Some movies like Christopher Columbus: Kon-Tiki (2012), Marco Polo (2014), Shackleton (2002), 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992), Marco Polo (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Genoan navigator Christopher Columbus has a dream to find an alternative route to sail to the Indies, by traveling west instead of east, across the unchartered Ocean sea. After failing to find backing from the Portugese, he goes to the Spanish court ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, serious, realistic
Plot: ocean or sea, adventurer, adventure, against the odds, heroic mission, rebelliousness, intrigue, dishonesty, betrayal, royal family, storm, spanish inquisition ...
Time: 15th century, renaissance
Place: spain, portugal, europe, atlantic ocean, west indies ...
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100%
 7.2
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Kon-Tiki (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Sweden
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The true story about legendary explorer Thor Heyerdahl and his epic crossing of the Pacific on a balsa wood raft in 1947, in an effort to prove it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times.
Style: exciting, harsh, serious, inspirational, intense ...
Plot: ocean, survival, adventure, ocean or sea, sea voyage, raft, expedition, escapades, adventurer, survivor, against the odds, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1947, 1930s
Place: pacific ocean, peru, south america, tahiti, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 8.0
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Marco Polo (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: An epic adventure that follows the early years of the famous explorer as he travels the exotic Silk Road to the great Kublai Khan’s court. But Marco soon finds that navigating the Khan’s world of greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry will ...
Style: captivating, exciting, epic, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: culture clash, intrigue, forbidden love, adventure hero, rivalry, escapades, danger, strong violent content, adventure, strong sexual content, royal family, martial arts ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century
Place: asia, mongolia, china, beijing china, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 3K
Shackleton (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 206 min.
Story: The true story of Shackleton's 1914 Endurance expedition to the the South Pole and his epic struggle to lead his 28 man crew to safety after his ship was crushed in the pack ice.
Style: epic, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: world war one, expedition, survival, adventurer, adventure, against the odds, human spirit, wilderness, ambition, danger, leadership, forces of nature ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1914
Place: antarctica, south pole, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, France, Spain
Duration: 154 min.
Story: 1492: Conquest of Paradise depicts Christopher Columbus’ discovery of The New World and his effect on the indigenous people.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, exciting, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventurer, adventure, against the odds, state affairs, military, obsessive quest, danger, native americans, royal family, rebelliousness, father son relationship, tribe ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century, renaissance, 1500s, year 1941
Place: spain, europe, caribbean, haiti, bahamas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Marco Polo (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, USA, Japan, China
Duration: 270 min.
Story: The life and experiences of the 13th-century explorer, who sought to connect the civilizations of China and Europe through trade.
Style: epic, stylized, exciting, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: battles, explorer, danger, rivalry, adventurer, culture clash, against the odds, royal family, human spirit, adventure, heroes, escapades ...
Time: 13th century, middle ages
Place: china, mongolia, venice, tibet, persia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.6
 1K
Blackbeard (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: In the Golden Age of Piracy, at the dawn of the 18th century, Blackbeard stood out among the lawless rogues as the most fearsome and notorious seafarer of them all. He killed for the reputation, and his reputation has become legend. Now, for the ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Plot: pirate, treasure hunt, heroes, adventurer, daring rescue, rescue, adventure, rebelliousness, uninhibited rivalry, good versus evil, escapades, danger ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
 1K
Abraham (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, Italy, USA, Czech Republic, France
Duration: 175 min.
Story: This engrossing dramatization of the life of Abraham, the most tested servant of God and the father of Judaism, spans from the patriarch's quest for the Promised Land to the sacrifice of his son, Isaac.
Style: serious, epic, psychological, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: bible, prophet, desert, heroic mission, miraculous event, redemption, society, adventure, human spirit, hopes, bible story, city ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, middle east, jordan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 7.8
 2K
Longitude (2000)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 250 min.
Story: Parallel stories: 18th century Harrison builds the marine chronometer for safe navigation at sea; 20th century Gould is obsessed with restoring it.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: inventor, sea, military life, against the odds, adventure, ocean or sea, sea disaster, danger, escapades, british navy, father son relationship, obsession ...
Time: 18th century, 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1700s
Place: jamaica, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Da Vinci's Demons (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Fantasy, History, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 59 min.
Story: The series follows the "untold" story of Leonardo Da Vinci: the genius during his early years in Renaissance Florence. As a 25-year old artist, inventor, swordsman, lover, dreamer and idealist, he struggles to live within the confines of ...
Style: intellectual, exciting, captivating, witty, serious ...
Plot: prodigy, inventor, adventure, leonardo da vinci, escapades, talented, a vision, historical character, magical, visionary, unconventional method, outsmarting ...
Time: 15th century, renaissance, 1400s
Place: italy, europe, florence, florence italy, istanbul turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 853
David (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 190 min.
Story: The tribes of Israel need to defeat the superior might of the Philistines: "Now appoint a king to lead us, such as all the other nations have." (I Samuel, 8:5). And so the prophet Samuel gives the Hebrews their first king, Saul. Saul, ...
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, realistic, epic ...
Plot: prophet, tragic hero, heroes, battles, king, ambition, underdog, rivalry, dishonesty, religions or cults, oracle, couples ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.2
 2K
Moby Dick (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 184 min.
Story: The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: obsession, ship, whale, mutiny, hunt down, obsessive quest, rivalry, danger, dangerous animal, escapades, ocean or sea, self destructing ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.4
 881
Sea Wolf (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A young man is taken aboard a seal-hunting vessel helmed by the cruel captain Wolf Larsen.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, tense, serious ...
Plot: ship, adventure, survival, expedition, isolation, sea disaster, danger, writer's life, escapades, self discovery, captain, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.8
 6K
Borgia (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic
Duration: 52 min.
Story: Borgia is a French-German-Czech historical drama television series created by Tom Fontana. The show recounts the Borgia family's rise to power and subsequent domination of the Papal States during the Renaissance. Borgia debuted in Italy via ...
Style: realistic, captivating, rough, epic, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: political intrigue, historical character, clergy, church, power struggle, politics, political corruption, european history, ambition, rivalry, political unrest, corrupted ruler ...
Time: middle ages, 1400s, 16th century, 1500s, renaissance ...
Place: italy, rome italy, europe, florence italy, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.3
 2K
Isabel (2011)
Genre: Biography, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Charting the life of Isabella I of Castile, one of the most important women in Spain’s history, Isabel follows her passionate story from childhood to being crowned Queen. From her political struggles within King Henry IV's court to her ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, stylized, based on true events ...
Plot: queen, aristocracy, royal family, palace intrigue, throne, state affairs, conquering, rise to the top, inheritance, intrigue, religions or cults, unfaithful husband ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: spain, portugal, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.1
 9K
Wolf Hall (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 360 min.
Story: England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the King dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years and marry Anne Boleyn. The Pope and most of Europe oppose ...
Style: captivating, serious, stylized, suspense, factual ...
Plot: rise to the top, political intrigue, royal family, manipulation, state affairs, ambition, manipulations, betrayal, politics, society, dishonesty, blind ambition ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A few decades after the destruction of the Inca empire, a Spanish expedition leaves the mountains of Peru and goes down the Amazon river in search of gold and wealth. Soon, they come across great difficulties and Don Aguirre, a ruthless man who ...
Style: tense, bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: amazon, expedition, legends and myths, insanity, treasure hunt, gold, obsession, treasure, slavery, adventure, jungle, power struggle ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: south america, peru, latin america, spain, andes mountains
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.6
 6K
Joan of Arc (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 240 min.
Story: Ten years before her death, Joan hears voices. Six years later, from the village of Domremy, she begins her mission to unite France under King Charles. First she leads a defense of Vaucouleurs against the Burgundians, then obtains safe passage to ...
Style: serious, captivating, bleak, biblical, inspirational ...
Audience: teens
Plot: betrayal, joan of arc, sword, maid, society, dishonesty, danger, heroes, strong female presence, a vision, campaign, bishop ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s, future
Place: france, europe, england, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Bible: Moses (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic, Netherlands, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 188 min.
Story: An ordinary man is called upon by God to do the impossible in this lovingly told production of the Old Testament story. When the Pharaoh of Egypt begins to tighten the noose on his Jewish slaves, Moses (Ben Kingsley) leads them to freedom. Philip ...
Style: biblical, epic, serious, based on the bible, disturbing ...
Plot: religions or cults, ten commandments, society, leadership, state affairs, danger, hopes, heroes, oracle, miraculous event, bible, exodus ...
Place: egypt, middle east, holy land, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.4
 4K
Moby Dick (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick.
Style: exciting, tense, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: ship, sea, obsessive quest, dangerous animal, whale, captain, ocean or sea, adventure, danger, deadly, friendship, shipwreck ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Sharpe's Eagle (1993)
Genre: Adventure
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sharpe is a Captain saddled with the South Essex, a battalion run by incompetents and filled with soldiers who have never been in battle. When the South Essex loses its colours (its regimental flag), Sharpe vows to save the honor of the regiment by ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, captivating, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, military, battles, soldier, heroes, war, escapades, state affairs, rebellion, military life, vengeance, wartime life ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.1
 8K
Tut (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Explores the drama of power, political back-stabbing, war and murder and chronicles King Tut's rise to glory, his efforts to rule a chaotic empire and the enigma surrounding his death.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, stylized
Plot: ancient egypt, pharaoh, ambition, political intrigue, rise to the top, rivalry, state affairs, head of state, royal family, dishonesty, king
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.5
 1K
Kenau (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Netherlands, Hungary, Belgium
Duration: 113 min.
Story: While she fights a heroic battle against the Spanish besieger with her female army, Kenau, driven by hate and sorrow of the execution of her youngest daughter, is threatened to also lose her eldest daughter, because her fear and pain are covered by ...
Style: captivating, serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: battles, adventure, folk hero, heroes, escapades, military, leadership, danger, soldier, strong female presence, fear, execution ...
Time: 16th century
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 9K
Admiral (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 151 min.
Story: When the young republic of The Netherlands is attacked by England, France and Germany and faces its own civil war no less, only one man, Michael de Ruyter, can lead the county's strongest weapon, the Dutch fleet.
Style: epic, captivating, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: naval battle, battles, war, military, state affairs, ocean or sea, heroic mission, soldier, danger, leadership, civil war, father son relationship ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Mountains of the Moon (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: The story of Captain Richard Francis Burton's and Lt. John Hanning Speke's expedition to find the source of the Nile river in the name of Queen Victoria's British Empire. The film tells the story of their meeting, their friendship ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, atmospheric, epic ...
Plot: friendship, survival, wilderness, expedition, betrayal, adventure, river, heroic mission, danger, escapades, exploration, captivity ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, victorian era
Place: africa, cairo egypt, brazil, london, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.4
 2K
Turning Tide (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sport
Country: France, Belgium, Spain
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Yann Madec, long-time best mate of Frank Drevil, the star skipper of Global System Insurance, sees his dream come true when he replaces the injured Frank at the last minute for the start of the Vendée Globe. Nine days into the race and leading, ...
Style: realistic, captivating, suspenseful, sincere, serious
Plot: sea, contests and competitions, follow your dream, adventure, rivalry, once in a lifetime opportunity, human spirit, ship, adventurer, escapades, around the world, ocean ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.2
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Lionheart (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Hungary, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young knight sets out to join King Richards crusaders. Along the way, he encounters The Black Prince who captures children and sells them as slaves to the Muslims. It is Robert Narra's sworn duty to protect the children and lead them to ...
Style: captivating, serious, exciting, disturbing
Audience: family outing, boys' night
Plot: violence, sword fight, daring rescue, rescue, adventure, folk hero, heroic mission, partners, state affairs, obsessive quest, battles, medieval ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: france, paris france, europe, holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.6
 166
Charlie (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland
Story: The political and personal life of Charlie Haughey during his time in office.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: political leader, ambition, rise and fall, state affairs, politics, head of state, rivalry, political intrigue, unfulfillment, politician
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Flight of the Eagle (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Sweden, West Germany, Norway
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The Swedish 19th century engineer S. A. Andrée sets out to become the first man on the north pole. His idea is to launch a polar expedition using a hydrogen balloon, together with two friends. The balloon, "The Eagle", takes off from ...
Style: contemplative, realistic, serious, exciting, sincere ...
Plot: survival, north pole, explorer, adventure, partners, missing person, forces of nature, wilderness, failed attempt, obsessive quest, follow your dream, adventurer ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.3
 721
St. Paul (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Czech Republic
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Director Roger Young (JOSEPH AND JESUS) presents this dramatic television miniseries that recounts the life of Paul (Johannes Brandrup) the Apostle of Jesus Christ. Originally known as Paul of Tarsus, Paul tortured and persecuted Christians until he ...
Style: realistic, serious, based on the bible, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: roman empire, folk hero, bible, christianity, apostle, christian, legends and myths, heroes, state affairs, bible story, ancient rome, father son relationship ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, rome italy, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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