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Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (1992)
 4.5
 3K
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 to ask Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand for help. After surviving a grilling from the Head of the Spanish Inquisition Tomas de Torquemada, he eventually gets the blessing from Queen Isabella and sets sail in three ships to travel into the unknown. Along the way he must deal with sabotage from Portugese spies and mutiny from a rebellious crew.
Style: exciting, atmospheric, serious, realistic
Plot: adventurer, ocean or sea, adventure, against the odds, heroic mission, betrayal, intrigue, dishonesty, rebelliousness, royal family, storm, spanish inquisition, sword duel, treasure hunt, escapades, heroes, inventions and discoveries, conspiracy, obsessive quest, false accusation, rivalry, state affairs, native american, prostitute, violence ...
Time: 15th century, renaissance
Place: spain, portugal, europe, latin america, atlantic ocean, caribbean, west indies

Most similar movies to Christopher Columbus: The Discovery

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, exciting and epic films with plots about heroes, adventure, escapades, state affairs, rivalry, dishonesty and danger mostly in History, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like Christopher Columbus: The Discovery: 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992), Christopher Columbus (1985), El Cid (1961), Mutiny on the Bounty (1962), The Royal Hunt of the Sun (1969). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: 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, exciting, atmospheric, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventurer, adventure, military, against the odds, state affairs, danger, rebelliousness, native americans, royal family, obsessive quest, father son relationship, tribe ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century, 1500s, year 1941, renaissance
Place: spain, europe, haiti, bahamas, west indies ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, captivating, factual ...
Plot: expedition, adventure, ambition, adventurer, ocean or sea, inventions and discoveries, political intrigue, tragic hero, new world, father son relationship, discovery, map ...
Time: 15th century
Place: spain, portugal, europe, iceland, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 12K
El Cid (1961)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 182 min.
Story: Epic film of the legendary Spanish hero, Rodrigo Diaz ("El Cid" to his followers), who, without compromising his strict sense of honour, still succeeds in taking the initiative and driving the Moors from Spain.
Style: epic, stylized, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: knight, war, tragic hero, siege, treason, battles, convent, betrayal, adventure, heroic mission, state affairs, heroes ...
Time: 11th century, middle ages
Place: spain, europe, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: The Bounty leaves Portsmouth in 1787. Its destination: to sail to Tahiti and load bread-fruit. Captain Bligh will do anything to get there as fast as possible, using any means to keep up a strict discipline. When they arrive at Tahiti, it is like a ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, leadership, captain, mutiny, betrayal, ship, rebelliousness, military, ocean or sea, crew, tyrant, voyage ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 60s, 1960s, 1930s ...
Place: tahiti, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Captain Alatriste: The Spanish Musketeer (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 145 min.
Story: In 17th century Spain Diego Alatriste, a brave and heroic soldier, is fighting in his King's army in the Flandes region. His best mate, Balboa, falls in a trap and, near to death, asks Diego to look after his son and teach him to be a soldier.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, epic, rough
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: adventure, battles, intrigue, heroes, european history, dishonesty, tough heroes, soldier, righting the wronged, hopes, deathtrap, last wish ...
Time: 17th century
Place: spain, madrid, flanders, napoli italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Royal Hunt of the Sun (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The Spanish explorer Pizarro captures the Inca god-chief Atahualpa and promises to free him upon the delivery of a hoard of gold. But Pizarro finds himself torn between his desire for conquest and his sense of honor after friendship and respect ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious
Plot: gold, heroes, state affairs, obsessive quest, escapades, adventure, rivalry, treasure hunt, leadership, dishonesty, political unrest, royal family ...
Time: 16th century
Place: peru, europe, spain, latin america, south america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 3.5
 662
The King Maker (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Thailand
Duration: 92 min.
Story: 1547 Fernando De Gama, a young "Soldier of Fortune" from Portugal, set sail for the ient in an effort to find a man who murdered his father and, with luck, like many of their compatriots, to make his fortune. A vicious storm in the Indian ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, rough, surprise ending ...
Plot: state affairs, adventurer, royal family, dishonesty, treasure hunt, master warrior, adventure, romance, love and romance, rivalry, intrigue, political unrest ...
Time: 16th century
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.0
 1K
Marco Polo (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Assigned to accompany two priests on a mission to convert the court of Kublai Khan to Christianity, Marco Polo is abandoned in the mountains when the priests, doubting the very existence of China, turn back. Polo eventually pushes bravely forth ...
Style: epic, exciting, captivating, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: adventurer, heroes, heroic mission, political unrest, leadership, rivalry, dishonesty, culture clash, danger, hopes, society, priest ...
Time: 13th century, middle ages
Place: asia, china, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
 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: exciting, serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Plot: pirate, treasure hunt, heroes, war violence, rescue, adventure, daring rescue, adventurer, rebelliousness, danger, intrigue, escapades ...
Time: 18th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.2
 351
The Conspiracy (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 150 min.
Story: 16th century ruler King Philip II of Spain maneuvers within a court of deceit and betrayal
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, epic, tense ...
Plot: royal family, politics, love affair, royal court, ambition, love and romance, crimes, state affairs, political conspiracy, political intrigue, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 16th century
Place: spain, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.2
 44K
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, serious, harsh, inspirational, intense ...
Plot: ocean, survival, adventure, ocean or sea, sea voyage, raft, expedition, escapades, adventurer, against the odds, survivor, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1947, 1930s
Place: pacific ocean, peru, south america, new york, tahiti ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.3
 2K
King David (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: This is a movie about the life of Israel's king David.
Style: epic, sentimental, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: rivalry, war, religions or cults, adventure, heroes, state affairs, royal family, dishonesty, tragic hero, bible, historical event, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: ancient history
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Legend of Suriyothai (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Thailand
Duration: 185 min.
Story: During the 16th century, as Thailand contends with both a civil war and Burmese invasion, a beautiful princess rises up to help protect the glory of the Kingdom of Ayothaya. Based on the life of Queen Suriyothai.
Style: epic, exciting, atmospheric, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: battles, rivalry, betrayal, royal family, invasion, queen, tragic hero, adventure, intrigue, politics, dishonesty, political unrest ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: burma, thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
12 Paces without a Head (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The era of the feared sea pirates Klaus Störtebeker and Gödeke Michels is coming to an end. After a long period with no booty at last a bulging ship appears on the horizon. However, Störtebeker is badly wounded in the attempted capture and the ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, semi serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: pirate, adventure, danger, rivalry, ocean or sea, escapades, treasure hunt, pirate ship, criminal, folk hero, execution, moral dilemma ...
Time: 1400s, 15th century, middle ages, 14th century
Place: northern germany, hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Man in the Iron Mask (1977)
Genre: Adventure, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of Louis XIV of France and his attempts to keep his identical twin brother Philippe imprisoned away from sight and knowledge of the public, and Philippe's rescue by the aging Musketeers, led by D'Artagnan.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: twins, heroic mission, master warrior, daring rescue, heroes, corrupted ruler, adventure, dishonesty, partners, political intrigue, royal family, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.1
 1K
The Borgia (2006)
Genre: Biography, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A portrait of the bloody dynasty that spawned a pope, Alexander VI, as well as the role model for Machiavelli's "The Prince," his son Cesare Borgia, and a legend of femme duplicity, daughter Lucrezia Borgia.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, disturbing
Plot: betrayal, leadership, rivalry, society, dishonesty, state affairs, uninhibited rivalry, downfall, family relations, royal family, religions or cults, ambition ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Lady and the Highwayman (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in old England, Hugh Grant ("Four Weddings & a Funeral", "Notting Hill") plays a highwayman who steals from the rich and gives to the poor. But during one of his robberies, he falls in love with an aristocratic lady, Emma ...
Style: stylized, tense, exciting, captivating, entertaining ...
Plot: forbidden love, escapades, adventure, romance, intrigue, royal court, couples, woman in danger, rivalry, heroes, royal family, fall in love ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Severed Ways: The Norse Discovery of America (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An unexpectedly modern take on a tale of two Viking warriors abandoned on the American coast. Warning – contains a graphic answer to the question: do Vikings sh*t in the woods?
Style: atmospheric, serious, epic, stylized, offbeat
Plot: viking, rivalry, human spirit, survival, human nature, heroes, hopes, obsessive quest, escapades, heroic mission, good versus evil, adventurer ...
Time: ancient history, middle ages, 11th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Movie in collections
 2.7
 5K
The Gaul (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Belgium, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the year 60 B.C. a group of Druids, including the arch-druid Guttuart (Max von Sydow), witness the passing of a comet and interpret it as the sign of the coming of a king for their country Gaul, which has not had a king for a long time. Guttuart ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, epic, captivating ...
Plot: battles, heroes, roman empire, destiny, heroic mission, rise to the top, adventure, leadership, betrayal, state affairs, military, war ...
Time: 1st century b.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 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: battles, war, military, state affairs, ocean or sea, leadership, heroic mission, danger, soldier, civil war, father son relationship, naval battle ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Four Musketeers: Milady's Revenge (1974)
Genre: Adventure, History
Country: Spain, Panama, UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Four Musketeers defend the queen and her dressmaker from Cardinal Richelieu and Milady de Winter.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, strangulation, heroes, seduction, musketeer, adventure, vengeance, escapades, romance, crimes, conspiracy, rivalry ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: france, england, europe, italy, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Crown Prince (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Austria, France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A great Empire, once famous for its enlightened traditions, is taken over by a ruthless political establishment. Religious fundamentalists and national separatists are tearing at the fabric of its liberal society. Under the influence of his ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: family relations, betrayal, forbidden love, state affairs, parents and children, royal family, couples, politics, infidelity, dishonesty, empress, political unrest ...
Time: 1890s
Place: austria, europe, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 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, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: inventor, against the odds, adventure, military life, escapades, danger, sea disaster, ocean or sea, british navy, father son relationship, sea, obsession ...
Time: 18th century, 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1700s
Place: jamaica, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 5.6
 2K
Tai-Pan (1986)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The film begins following the British victory of the first Opium War and the seizure of Hong Kong. Although the island is largely uninhabited and the terrain unfriendly, it has a large port that both the British government and various trading ...
Style: serious, realistic, epic
Plot: british colonial, rivalry, historical event, interracial relations, rise to the top, uninhibited rivalry, heroic mission, state affairs, adventure, escapades, heroes, vengeance ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1840s
Place: china, hong kong, asia, europe, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.4
 14K
North Face (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Duration: 126 min.
Story: North Face tells the story of two German climbers Toni Kurz and Andreas Hinterstoisser and their attempt to scale the deadly North Face of the Eiger.
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, touching, contemplative ...
Plot: mountain climbing, climbing, rivalry, ambition, adventure, heroic mission, survival, adventurer, buddies, contests and competitions, escapades, forces of nature ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: switzerland, germany, alps, swiss alps, bavaria
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Fighting Prince of Donegal (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Family, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Ireland 1587. Hugh O'Donnell inherits the title of The O'Donnell, the prince of Donegal, and tries to unite Ireland to make war on England. But then Hugh is kidnapped and imprisoned by the Viceroy of Ireland and held ransom for the ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspense, touching, sincere
Audience: family outing
Plot: prince, heroes, state affairs, adventure, rescue, rivalry, political unrest, political intrigue, revolution, against the odds, corrupted ruler, escapades ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ireland, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.1
 2K
The Crossing (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A made-for-TV dramatization of George Washington's perilous gamble of crossing the Delaware River and attacking the British forces at Trenton.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: military, heroes, battles, military life, heroic mission, rebellion, against the odds, rebelliousness, state affairs, war, revolution, danger ...
Place: delaware, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Mary Queen of Scots (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Mary Stuart attempts to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, only to find herself condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, bad ending, captivating ...
Plot: royal court, royal family, state affairs, queen, rivalry, cousin cousin relationship, betrayal, female protagonist, queen elizabeth i, protestant, throne, political unrest ...
Time: 16th century
Place: scotland, england, europe, scottish highlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.9
 4K
Shogun (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: In the 16th Century, a Dutch ship sails the Pacific from the Americas in order to escape the Spanish. Blackthorn is the pilot of the ship and the first to realize the possibilities of Japan. Japan is a feudal society which has a strong presence of ...
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, realistic, saga
Plot: samurai, battles, politics, shogun, master warrior, interracial relations, heroes, heroic mission, adventure, ship, survival, culture clash ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century, middle ages, 1600s
Place: japan, feudal japan, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.9
 5K
Cromwell (1970)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Disgusted with the policies of King Charles I, Oliver Cromwell plans to take his family to the New World. But on the eve of their departure, Cromwell is drawn into the tangled web of religion and politics that will result in the English Civil War.
Style: epic, realistic, stylized, serious, factual ...
Plot: battles, revolution, politics, political unrest, king, military, intrigue, against the odds, leadership, royal family, rivalry, rebellion ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 1600s, 80s, 18th century
Place: england, ireland, europe, london, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%