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The Column (1968)
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The Column (1968)
Original name: Columna
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Romania, West Germany
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The Roman Emperor Trajan has just murdered all the local men of Dacia and holds a military stronghold in what will later become Rumania. He places a Roman centurion in his place to occupy his latest conquest. After lopping off the head of the Dacian warlord, the soldier uses his blood-stained hands to dine on cheese and bread, unable to suppress his laughter. The centurion has a change of heart when he is put in charge of the region, freely dispensing justice and forgiveness to the conquered inhabitants. When the peace is threatened by marauding barbarians in masks of fur, the locals help the Romans fend off the invasion.
Plot: ancient rome, suicide, male female relationship, battles, ancient civilization, betrayal, sword, city, construction, roman emperor, conquering, temple, roman soldier, banquet, battle
Place: romania

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, epic and captivating films with plots about battles, battle, sword, betrayal, rivalry, ancient rome and village mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like The Column: The Dacians (1966), Michael the Brave (1971), Proud Heritage (1989), Antony and Cleopatra (1972), Barbarians Rising (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Dacians (1966)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Romania, France
Duration: 110 min.
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Plot: ancient rome, sword, horse riding, conquering, battles, heroes, battle, throne, barbarian, archery, horde, village ...
Time: 1st century b.c.
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Michael the Brave (1971)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Romania, France, Italy
Duration: 203 min.
Story: An epic fresco depicting the reign (1593-1601) of Mihai Pätrascu (better known as "Mihai Viteazul" / "Michael the Brave"), the famous prince who united the three provinces: Transalpine Vallachia, Transylvania and Moldavia, into ...
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Proud Heritage (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Romania
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Following the 1394 Battle of Rovine between the Wallachian and Ottoman armies Wallachian ruler Mircea the Elder consolidates his reign.In a small civil war he manages to oust his brother Dan from Wallachia.Dan's dream of usurping the Wallachian ...
Plot: turk, battlefield, village, sword, ancient, death, battle, castle, medieval, battles
Time: 14th century
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Antony and Cleopatra (1972)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Spain, Switzerland
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Adaptation of Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, a historical drama that attempts to bring an epic visual style to the Bard's original stage play. The story concerns Marc Antony's attempts to rule Rome while maintaining a ...
Style: epic, serious, realistic, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: tragic love, ancient rome, political unrest, love affair, couple relations, destructive relationship, relationship vs career, couples, unfulfillment, dishonesty, betrayal, femme fatale ...
Time: ancient history, ancient times
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Barbarians Rising (2016)
Genre: Documentary, Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: Told from the perspective of the rebel leaders, the series chronicles a wave of rebellions against absolute power by those the Roman Empire called “barbarians” – tribes they viewed as beyond the fringe of civilization that lived a brutish and ...
Style: captivating, serious, semi documentary
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Betrayal (1993)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Switzerland, Spain, Romania
Duration: 103 min.
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Time: 1960s, 1940s, 60s
Place: bucharest, paris france, romania
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Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 58 min.
Story: The true story of the events leading up to the infamous massacre of the Macdonalds by the Campbells in February of 1692.
Plot: drinking, drinking alcohol, battles, rapier, massacre, kilt, musket, murder, atrocity, deadline, sword, historical event ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
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Duration: 142 min.
Story: The life of Dacian war-leader Burebista who ruled between 80-44 B.C.and founded a strong Dacian Kingdom despite considerable pressure from the neighboring Celtic warlords and the Greek cities of the Black Sea coast.
Plot: ancient civilization, paganism, battle, spear, patriot, horde, druid, julius caesar, human, battles, king, violence ...
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Duration: 72 min.
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35%
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