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The Colossus of Rhodes (1961)
 5.9
 3K
The Colossus of Rhodes (1961)
Original name: Il colosso di Rodi
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France, Spain
Duration: 127 min.
Story: While on holiday in Rhodes, Athenian war hero Darios becomes involved in two different plots to overthrow the tyrannical king, one from Rhodian patriots and the other from sinister Phoenician agents.
Style: epic, exciting, serious, captivating, stylized, homoerotic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rebellion, catastrophe, greek mythology, adventure, revolution, military, heroes, soldier, danger, heroic mission, forces of nature, rebelliousness, escapades, rivalry, state affairs, horse, martial arts, ship, gladiator, cave, mummy, earthquake, slave, gorilla, inventor ...
Place: greece, europe, ancient greece

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, epic and realistic films with plots about heroes, battles, military, adventure, state affairs, escapades and danger mostly in Drama, History and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Colossus of Rhodes: The 300 Spartans (1962), Gladiators 7 (1962), 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992), Duel of the Titans (1961), Revolution (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The 300 Spartans (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Essentially true story of how Spartan king Leonidas led an extremely small army of Greek Soldiers (300 of his personal body guards from Sparta) to hold off an invading Persian army now thought to have numbered 250,000.
Style: epic, serious, exciting, rough, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, soldier, battles, heroic mission, adventure, warrior, master warrior, chaos and mayhem, against the odds, chaos, danger, leadership ...
Time: 19th century, 1960s, 60s, 18th century
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe, rome italy, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 159
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, serious, captivating, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: state affairs, military, corrupted ruler, dishonesty, rebellion, samurai, escapades, heroes, battles, righting the wronged, revolution, roman empire ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 ⇓
100%
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, exciting, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: peplum, adventure, twins, heroes, state affairs, escapades, rivalry, master villain, danger, roman empire, battle zone, catastrophe ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 5.3
 6K
Revolution (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Norway
Duration: 126 min.
Story: New York trapper Tom Dobb becomes an unwilling participant in the American Revolution after his son Ned is drafted into the Army by the villainous Sergeant Major Peasy. Tom attempts to find his son, and eventually becomes convinced that he must take ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, suspense, cult film
Plot: war, battles, soldier, adventure, revolution, independence, rivalry, rebellion, life is a bitch, politics, danger, parents and children ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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, adventure, rise to the top, leadership, betrayal, state affairs, vengeance, rivalry ...
Time: 1st century b.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Spartacus and the Ten Gladiators (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, History
Country: Italy, Spain, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story of Spartacus and 10 other gladiators who rebelled against the bloody coliseum sports. They escape and are faced at every turn by Roman soldiers bent on taking them back to the Coliseum - dead or alive!
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rebellion, heroes, rescue, battles, adventure, military, ambition, danger, rivalry, soldier, state affairs, war ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.1
 181
Atlas (1961)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Evil king Praximedes convinces superhero Atlas to fight for him, but Atlas eventually sees the king's true nature and turns against him.
Style: suspenseful, epic, captivating, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cult, adventure, danger, escapades, heroes, betrayal, imaginary, woman in danger, legends and myths, heroic mission, battle zone, superhero ...
Time: ancient history
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 6K
1911 (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 121 min.
Story: At the beginning of the 20th century, China is in a state of crisis. The country is split into warring factions, the citizens are starving, and recent political reforms have made matters worse, not better. The ruling Qing Dynasty, led by a ...
Style: exciting, epic, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Plot: soldier, battles, revolution, brutality, rebellion, leadership, danger, political unrest, combat, sword, heroes, martial arts ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.7
 116
Chicogrande (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, War, Western
Country: Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Butch Fenton, major of American army, comes for Villa's head and he's gonna get it. The "Punitive Expedition" proved to be the last major campaign of the U.S. Cavalry. Mexican revolution is the first social movement of the ...
Style: sincere, rough, captivating, serious, epic ...
Plot: revolution, manhunt, idealism, rebelliousness, military, on the run, rebellion, political unrest, escapades, heroes, obsessive quest, state affairs ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
1612: Chronicles of the Dark Time (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 144 min.
Story: The czar of Russia has died and a power vacuum has developed. This period in the late 16th and early 17th century has been called "The Time of Troubles." There are many impostors who claim to the right to rule, but there's only one ...
Style: captivating, serious, epic, tense
Plot: war, battles, conquering, state affairs, politics, wartime life, political unrest, military, heroes, sword fight, adventure, obsessive quest ...
Time: 17th century
Place: russia, poland, europe, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
 399
The 14 Amazons (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The Yang family, men and women, have served their country loyally for generations. During the war General Yang is ambushed and killed. His widow and the entire family set out to avenge his death and defend the country.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, captivating
Plot: war, battles, martial arts, female warrior, state affairs, hopes, adventure, vengeance, heroic mission, strong female presence, win over, religions or cults ...
Time: middle ages
Place: hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Bruc, the Manhunt (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 85 min.
Story: 1808. The Napoleonic Army suffers its first defeat at the hands of a single man: a drummer boy who used the Montserrat mountains to echo his drums and send the enemy troops into a panicked retreat. When the news reaches Napoleon, he furiously orders ...
Style: tense, serious, suspense, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: manhunt, napoleonic wars, soldier, drummer, rebellion, adventure, on the run, vengeance, rebelliousness, folk hero, military, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: spain, europe, catalonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Nomad: The Warrior (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Kazakhstan, France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The Nomad is a historical epic set in 18th-century Kazakhstan. The film is a fictionalised account of the youth and coming-of-age of Ablai Khan, as he grows and fights to defend the fortress at Hazrat-e Turkestan from Dzungar invaders.
Style: rough, serious, exciting, epic
Plot: nomad, battles, folk hero, tragic hero, heroic mission, leadership, political unrest, rise and fall, rivalry, ambition, danger, state affairs ...
Time: 18th century, 1800s
Place: kazakhstan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Lion of Thebes (1964)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Fleeing Troy in the wake of its destruction, fair-faced Helen and her faithful protector Arion run into the pharaoh Ramses, who sets his sights on Helen -- and is subsequently murdered. Now it's up to Arion to save Helen from those who wish her ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, stylized, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: peplum, imaginary, intrigue, femme fatale, lovers on the run, heroes, dishonesty, rescue, adventure, betrayal, chases and races, master warrior ...
Time: ancient history, 60s
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Iron & Blood: The Legend of Taras Bulba (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Russia, Ukraine, Poland
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Set in the 16th century, this is a story about Ukraine's Cossack warriors and their campaign to defend their lands from the advancing Polish armies.
Style: epic, serious, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: battles, rebelliousness, leadership, heroes, cossack, political unrest, society, parent child relationship, state affairs, father son relationship, parents and children, battle ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ukraine, poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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 ⇓
31%
 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, against the odds, military life, heroic mission, rebellion, rebelliousness, state affairs, danger, war, revolution ...
Place: usa, delaware, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 6.4
 4K
Taras Bulba (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Yugoslavia, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The Cossacks of Eastern Europe join the Poles to rid the Turks from the Steps of Europe. In return for their aid, the Poles agree to give control of the Steps to the Cossacks. After the battle, however, the Poles back out of their agreement and ...
Style: epic, touching, atmospheric, gloomy, exciting ...
Plot: cossack, heroes, battles, forbidden love, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, state affairs, love and romance, romance, unfulfillment, military, society ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ukraine, poland, europe, russia, kiev ukraine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Drawn from the same events that later inspired Gladiator, the film charts the power-hungry greed and father-son betrayal that led to Rome's collapse at the bloody hands of the Barbarians.
Style: epic, captivating, exciting, serious, stylized ...
Plot: roman empire, betrayal, tragic hero, battles, ancient rome, politics, war, rivalry, political unrest, state affairs, adventure, military ...
Time: ancient history
Place: rome italy, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Saving General Yang (2013)
Genre: Adventure, History, War
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When a rival nation sends troops to invade the Song Dynasty, the emperor sends general Yang Ye (Adam Cheng) to defend the nation. However, Yang's place in the court is shaky due to a feud with Pan Renmei caused by the accidental death of his ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, epic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, save the kingdom, military, danger, war, family relations, master warrior, martial arts, parents and children, graphic violence, soldier, heroes ...
Time: 10th century
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Genghis Khan: To the Ends of the Earth and Sea (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A look at Genghis Khan's life, from his birth to conquests in Asia.
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, epic, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, conquering, leadership, ambition, heroes, adventure, betrayal, rise to the top, escapades, rivalry, haunted by the past, master warrior ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century, 12th century
Place: mongolia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.4
 43K
Red Cliff (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, USA
Duration: 288 min.
Story: In 208 A.D., in the final days of the Han Dynasty, shrewd Prime Minster Cao convinced the fickle Emperor Han the only way to unite all of China was to declare war on the kingdoms of Xu in the west and East Wu in the south. Thus began a military ...
Style: epic, realistic, exciting, serious, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, war, strategy, martial arts, war hero, siblings relations, state affairs, adventure, heroes, danger, tragic hero, heroic mission ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, ancient china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Shadowless Sword (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History
Country: South Korea, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A Wuxia adventure out of South Korea, The Legend of the Shadowless Sword is a handsome martial arts epic by Kim Yung-jun (Flying Warriors). The film's simple story allows for exceptionally creative action sequences about every three to four ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroic mission, adventure, rescue, rivalry, danger, escapades, assassination, deadly, destiny, heroes, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 10th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.2
 64K
The Eagle (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In 140 AD, twenty years after the unexplained disappearance of the entire Ninth Legion in the mountains of Scotland, young centurion Marcus Aquila (Tatum) arrives from Rome to solve the mystery and restore the reputation of his father, the commander ...
Style: serious, bleak, suspenseful, exciting, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, slavery, gladiator, ancient rome, adventure, legends and myths, soldier, master and servant, honor, wilderness, danger, heroes ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: england, scotland, scottish highlands, europe, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Constantine and the Cross (1961)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Italy, Yugoslavia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Constantin is fighting against Barbarians with his father when he is called to Rome. In his way to Rome, he falls in an ambush planned by Maxence, who wants to become emperor.
Style: epic, serious, realistic, saga, christian film
Plot: battles, emperor, christianity, ancient rome, rise to the top, society, espionage, betrayal, intrigue, adventure, leadership, tragic hero ...
Time: ancient history
Place: rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
September Eleven 1683 (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, Poland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Storyline: In the summer of 1683, 300 000 Ottoman Empire's warriors begin the siege of Vienna. City's fall, will open way to conquer the Europe. The Sept 11 is the day of main battle between Polish cavalry under the King Jan III Sobieski ...
Style: serious, exciting, bleak, epic, realistic ...
Plot: military, battles, state affairs, escapades, head of state, adventure, isolation, danger, wartime life, religions or cults, heroes, against humanity ...
Time: 17th century
Place: ottoman empire, europe, austria, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Heroic Ones (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A Mogul king decides to take stealthy action to help overpower his greatest rivals. He chooses nine out thirteen of his loyal generals (who he treats as sons) to embark on the mission. However, jealously amongst them sparks a treacherous family feud ...
Style: realistic, serious, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, betrayal, gory, leadership, adventure, daring rescue, master warrior, escapades, rivalry, heroes, state affairs, gang ...
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
A Viking Saga: Son of Thor (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Denmark, USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Drama set in the viking age, Helgi witnesses the destruction of his village and narrowly escapes to his uncle Rurik who raises him like his son. Many years later he meets the people responsible for his parents death and someone he never expected to ...
Style: saga, captivating, exciting, serious, tense ...
Plot: viking, battles, vengeance, adventure, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, escapades, love and romance, murder, paganism, danger, graphic violence ...
Time: middle ages
Place: scandinavia, europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Horatio Hornblower: The Fire Ship (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Hornblower series is based on C.S. Forester's classic maritime adventures - the story of one young man's struggle to become a leader of men. Set against the back drop of the 18th century Anglo-French wars, the bloodiest time in British ...
Style: exciting, serious
Plot: ship, gold, battles, navy, quarantine, heroes, military, success, friendship, military life, officers and cadets, human spirit ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: north africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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