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Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (1992)
 4.4
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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, adventure, against the odds, heroic mission, ocean, betrayal, intrigue, rebelliousness, dishonesty, royal family, storm, sword duel, spanish inquisition, treasure hunt, escapades, heroes, conspiracy, rivalry, inventions and discoveries, false accusation, obsessive quest, state affairs, native american, prostitute, violence ...
Time: 15th century
Place: spain, portugal, europe, latin america, caribbean, atlantic ocean, west indies

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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, dishonesty, adventure, state affairs, escapades, rivalry and betrayal 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), The Royal Hunt of the Sun (1969), Druids (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, exciting, realistic, atmospheric, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventurer, conquistador, native americans, adventure, against the odds, state affairs, military, royal family, rebelliousness, obsessive quest, father son relationship, tribe ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century, year 1941
Place: spain, europe, haiti, west indies, caribbean ...
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Christopher Columbus (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, West Germany, USA
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
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, captivating, realistic, factual ...
Plot: expedition, conquistador, adventure, ambition, adventurer, inventions and discoveries, native americans, tragic hero, ocean, political intrigue, discovery, new world ...
Time: 15th century
Place: spain, portugal, europe, africa, atlantic ocean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 14K
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, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: knight, siege, battles, treason, convent, tragic hero, betrayal, adventure, royal family, heroic mission, political unrest, state affairs ...
Time: 11th century, middle ages
Place: spain, europe, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Royal Hunt of the Sun (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 118 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: serious, tense, realistic, epic
Plot: conquistador, gold, rivalry, treasure hunt, adventurer, dishonesty, royal family, political unrest, leadership, obsessive quest, heroes, adventure ...
Time: 16th century
Place: peru, europe, latin america, spain, south america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Druids (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, realistic ...
Plot: roman empire, battles, heroes, destiny, heroic mission, adventure, rise to the top, leadership, state affairs, betrayal, julius caesar, rivalry ...
Time: 1st century b.c.
⇓ 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: realistic, serious, exciting, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, leadership, captain, mutiny, ocean, betrayal, ship, rebelliousness, military, sailboat, crew, tyrant ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1780s, 60s, 1930s ...
Place: tahiti, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.2
 49K
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: harsh, realistic, exciting, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ocean, survival, adventurer, expedition, adventure, sea voyage, raft, obsessive quest, boat, escapades, fish, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1947 ...
Place: pacific ocean, peru, usa, south america, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Legend of Suriyothai (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Thailand
Duration: 142 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, realistic, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: battles, rivalry, betrayal, royal family, invasion, queen, adventure, tragic hero, politics, state affairs, dishonesty, escapades ...
Time: 16th century
Place: thailand, burma, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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: realistic, epic, serious, rough, surprise ending
Plot: dishonesty, treasure hunt, adventurer, state affairs, royal family, romance, master warrior, adventure, love and romance, rivalry, manhunt, intrigue ...
Time: 16th century
Place: thailand, asia
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28%
 5.5
 1K
Blackbeard (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
TV show
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, rebelliousness, adventurer, adventure, daring rescue, rescue, uninhibited rivalry, escapades, intrigue, good versus evil ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean
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27%
 5.9
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Marco Polo (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 165 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, atmospheric, captivating, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: adventurer, heroes, heroic mission, dishonesty, hopes, rivalry, leadership, political unrest, culture clash, society, priest, survival ...
Time: 13th century, middle ages
Place: asia, china, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.2
 401
The Conspiracy (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 128 min.
Story: 16th century ruler King Philip II of Spain maneuvers within a court of deceit and betrayal
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, epic, tense ...
Plot: politics, love affair, royal family, ambition, political intrigue, political conspiracy, love and romance, crimes, state affairs, royal court, dishonesty, conspiracy ...
Time: 16th century
Place: spain, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: twins, musketeer, state affairs, rivalry, buddies, confined, adventurer, intrigue, escapades, partners against crime, rebellion, daring rescue ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, realistic, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Plot: ancient history, state affairs, rivalry, war, religions or cults, tragic hero, dishonesty, heroes, adventure, royal family, bible, historical event ...
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: serious, epic, stylized, atmospheric, offbeat
Plot: viking, rivalry, survival, human spirit, adventurer, escapades, hopes, obsessive quest, heroes, good versus evil, heroic mission, wilderness ...
Time: 11th century, middle ages
Place: canada, newfoundland
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Lady and the Highwayman (1988)
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, exciting, captivating, tense, light ...
Plot: forbidden love, escapades, aristocracy, romance, intrigue, adventure, royal court, rivalry, heroes, couples, woman in danger, fall in love ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.1
 2K
The Borgia (2006)
Genre: Biography, History
Country: Spain, Italy
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: leadership, betrayal, rivalry, society, state affairs, dishonesty, downfall, uninhibited rivalry, family relations, royal family, religions or cults, ambition ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Four Musketeers: Milady's Revenge (1974)
Genre: Adventure, History
Country: Spain, UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Four Musketeers defend the queen and her dressmaker from Cardinal Richelieu and Milady de Winter.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: musketeer, heroes, soldier, strangulation, seduction, adventure, vengeance, conspiracy, dishonesty, escapades, romance, crimes ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, england, europe, italy, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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The Crown Prince (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Austria, France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 105 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, couples, politics, state affairs, royal family, forbidden love, parents and children, intrigue, tragic hero, love and romance, dishonesty ...
Time: 1890s
Place: austria, europe, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.1
 2K
Henry VIII (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 193 min.
Story: Henry VIII is a two-part British television movie produced principally by Granada Television for ITV. It chronicles the life of Henry VIII of England from the disintegration of his first marriage to an aging Spanish princess until his death ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: king of england, ambition, romance, betrayal, head of state, dishonesty, intrigue, infidelity, royal family, state affairs, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe
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23%
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Kidnapped (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 222 min.
Story: Kidnapped is a two-part BBC television adaptation of the 1893 novel of the same name by Robert Louis Stevenson. The show is directed by Brendan Maher and stars James Anthony Pearson as Davie Balfour and Iain Glen as Alan Breck. Attempting to claim ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, exciting
Plot: orphan, kidnapping, heroes, adventure, escapades, daring rescue, good versus evil, pirate, rivalry, rescue, adventurer, treasure hunt ...
Time: 18th century
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: exciting, serious, suspense, sincere, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: heroes, revolution, rescue, rivalry, adventure, state affairs, political unrest, political intrigue, against the odds, religions or cults, corrupted ruler, dishonesty ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ireland, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.9
 6K
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, serious, stylized, factual ...
Plot: battles, revolution, political unrest, military, politics, against the odds, royal family, intrigue, leadership, rivalry, rebellion, society ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 80s, 18th century
Place: england, ireland, europe, britain, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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The King's Guard (2000)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A princess falls in love with her father's swordsman.
Style: semi serious, captivating, exciting, feel good, light
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventurer, princess, rivalry, wooing, royal family, state affairs, escapades, betrayal, love interest, good versus evil, heroes, gunfight ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: exciting, serious, realistic, epic, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: adventure, battles, soldier, spanish history, intrigue, european history, heroes, tough heroes, dishonesty, state affairs, righting the wronged, courage ...
Time: 17th century
Place: spain, madrid, napoli italy, flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.5
 30K
Henry V (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Gritty adaption of William Shakespeare's play about the English King's bloody conquest of France.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: medieval, battles, war, honor, politics, king of england, royal family, mistress, military, state affairs, love and romance, tragedy ...
Time: 15th century
Place: france, europe, england, london, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 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: tense, realistic, exciting, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: military, heroes, battles, rebellion, against the odds, heroic mission, military life, rebelliousness, state affairs, battlefield, war, revolution ...
Place: usa, delaware, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.0
 2K
Rasputin (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Details the life of the Russian monk Rasputin. The film shows his rise to power and how it corrupted him. His sexual perversions and madness ultimatly leads to his gruesome assasination.
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, atmospheric, thought provoking ...
Plot: assassination, clergy, intrigue, royal family, russian history, ambition, tragic hero, psychopath, betrayal, revolution, murder, rebelliousness ...
Time: 1910s, year 1917, year 1916
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.8
 5K
Shogun (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 159 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, feudal japan, battles, politics, shogun, interracial relations, culture clash, uninhibited rivalry, political unrest, ship, heroic mission, royal family ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century, middle ages
Place: japan, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.0
 27K
The Bounty (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA, New Zealand
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The familiar story of Lieutenant Bligh, whose cruelty leads to a mutiny on his ship. This version follows both the efforts of Fletcher Christian to get his men beyond the reach of British retribution, and the epic voyage of Lieutenant Bligh to get ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, serious, factual, intense ...
Plot: ship, island, betrayal, mutiny, murder, storm at sea, adventure, sea captain, escapades, navy, rebelliousness, military life ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1930s
Place: england, tahiti, europe, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%