Movies like Crusaders

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Crusaders (2001)
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Crusaders (2001)
Original name: Crociati
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, Germany
Duration: 194 min.
Story: Towards the end of the eleventh century, Pope Urban II announces a crusade against the Saracens, who have occupied the holy city of Jerusalem. Three young friends Richard, Peter and Andrew set off to join the crusading army.
Style: realistic, epic, serious, captivating
Plot: friendship, adventure, pope, war, battles, military, heroes, desert, politics, clergy, religions or cults, obsessive quest, society, urban, heroic mission, escapades, city life, rivalry, leadership, state affairs, love, crusade, female nudity, murder, stabbed to death ...
Time: middle ages
Place: holy land, israel, europe

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Most similar movies to Crusaders

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, epic and exciting films with plots about adventure, heroes, rivalry, escapades, state affairs, battles and sword mostly in Adventure, Drama and History genres. Some movies like Crusaders: Marco Polo (2007), Lionheart (1987), The 14 Amazons (1972), Arn: The Knight Templar (2007), The Headsman (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.1
 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, realistic, captivating, exciting, atmospheric ...
Plot: adventurer, state affairs, adventure, danger, culture clash, heroes, escapades, heroic mission, hopes, vengeance, survival, orphan ...
Time: middle ages
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.3
 743
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, exciting, serious, disturbing
Audience: family outing, boys' night
Plot: violence, sword fight, folk hero, daring rescue, adventure, battles, rescue, state affairs, heroic mission, partners, obsessive quest, war hero ...
Time: middle ages
Place: france, europe, holy land, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Genghis Khan: To the Ends of the Earth and Sea (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
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: ambition, betrayal, heroes, leadership, battles, rivalry, adventure, master warrior, haunted by the past, conquering, rise to the top, escapades ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: asia, mongolia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.7
 355
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, captivating, exciting
Plot: war, martial arts, battles, righting the wronged, military, rivalry, danger, intrigue, heroes, folk hero, religions or cults, hopes ...
Time: middle ages
Place: china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Arn: The Knight Templar (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Sweden, UK, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Germany, Morocco
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Arn, the son of a high-ranking Swedish nobleman is educated in a monastery and sent to the Holy Land as a knight templar to do penance for a forbidden love.
Style: epic, bleak, serious, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monastery, nun, adventure, war, obsessive quest, rivalry, military, forbidden love, battles, master warrior, escapades, love and romance ...
Time: middle ages
Place: sweden, holy land, middle east, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.1
 952
The Headsman (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Hungary, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Central Europe, early 16th century: two childhood friends, Martin & Georg, find themselves on rival sides of a religious war with both of them struggling to do the right thing.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, epic
Plot: executioner, escapades, state affairs, hopes, adventure, society, orphan, couples, friends, religions or cults, friendship, clergy ...
Time: 16th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Arn: The Kingdom at the End of the Road (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Finland, UK, Norway, Germany
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Arn has served his term in the Holy land and returns home to be reunited with his beloved Cecilia. When he returns home, he discovers that political forces tries to separate him and Cecilia - but thanks to queen Blanka they can finally get married. ...
Style: stylized, serious, atmospheric, realistic, epic ...
Plot: church, rivalry, battles, nun, monastery, escapades, military, forbidden love, master warrior, battle zone, homecoming, danger ...
Time: middle ages
Place: sweden, holy land, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.6
 149
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, captivating, exciting, serious, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hopes, adventure, state affairs, roman empire, rebellion, righting the wronged, heroic mission, master warrior, corrupted ruler, war, escapades, dishonesty ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Saul and David (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: David of Bethlehem slays the giant and becomes a rival to King Saul.
Style: gloomy, realistic, serious, stylized, epic ...
Plot: friendship, battles, state affairs, friends, legends and myths, rivalry, betrayal, infidelity, folk hero, royal family, dishonesty, political unrest ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: serious, captivating, exciting, realistic, epic
Plot: viking, vikings, battles, rivalry, young lovers, heroes, escapades, uninhibited rivalry, renewed love, love and romance, adventure, vengeance ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.2
 136
Son of El Cid (1964)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Spain, West Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Don Fernando, the son of El Cid, rallies peasants and townspeople to overthrow Moorish occupiers in medieval Spain.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, epic, captivating ...
Plot: clergy, battles, society, rebelliousness, rebellion, leadership, heroes, revolution, village, rivalry, village life, state affairs ...
Time: middle ages
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
September Eleven 1683 (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
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: bleak, serious, epic, exciting, realistic
Plot: military, state affairs, danger, head of state, heroes, battles, religions or cults, isolation, escapades, against humanity, adventure, wartime life ...
Time: 17th century
Place: ottoman empire, europe, austria, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.2
 2K
King David (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, 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: rivalry, war, dishonesty, heroes, royal family, adventure, state affairs, religions or cults, tragic hero, bible, historical event, battlefield ...
Time: ancient history
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Viking Sagas (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The film chronicles a long-ago time when men relied not on their intellect to make points, but on their swords. A mythical warrior ('Ralf Moeller (I)') wanders the snow-capped landscapes of the North territories on an arduous quest for ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, epic, realistic
Plot: rivalry, danger, battles, vikings, love affair, heroes, obsessive quest, escapades, heroic mission, master warrior, vengeance, good versus evil ...
Time: middle ages
Place: iceland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.8
 2K
Quo Vadis (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Ancient Rome, during the time of Emperor Nero. Vinicius, a young patrician, falls in love with the beautiful Lygia, the daughter of a Barbarian commander who was killed in battle, and wants her for his concubine. For Lygia, a Christian, being a ...
Style: captivating, epic, serious, sincere
Plot: heroes, royal family, love and romance, heroic mission, rise to the top, state affairs, adventure, master warrior, unfulfillment, war, fall in love, politics ...
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, christian film
Plot: emperor, ancient rome, christianity, war, intrigue, ambition, politics, betrayal, adoption, heroes, royal family, dishonesty ...
Time: ancient history
Place: europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
1612: Chronicles of the Dark Time (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, 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: epic, captivating, tense, serious
Plot: war, soldier, military, political unrest, royal family, heroes, obsessive quest, battles, politics, escapades, conquering, wartime life ...
Time: 17th century
Place: russia, poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.4
 653
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
Plot: roman empire, bible, christianity, redemption, folk hero, clergy, betrayal, against the odds, society, heroes, leadership, state affairs ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, jerusalem, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Royal Hunt of the Sun (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
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: tense, serious, realistic
Plot: escapades, state affairs, adventure, betrayal, treasure hunt, royal family, heroes, political unrest, dishonesty, obsessive quest, leadership, rivalry ...
Time: 16th century
Place: peru, latin america, europe, spain, south america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Sodom and Gomorrah (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Sex, torture and betrayal in Biblical Sodom and Gomorrah. Lot, leader of the Hebrews, believes his people can co-exist with the Sodomites, a disastrous decision.
Style: epic, exciting, realistic, stylized, serious ...
Plot: slave, demolished city, miraculous event, chaos and mayhem, state affairs, adventure, self discovery, religions or cults, chaos, leadership, heroes, social decay ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Letter for the King (2008)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Young Tiuri has to pass the final test before before being knighted by king Dagonaut. He has to pass a night in the chapel, what is suddenly disturbed by a strangers request of help. With his decision to help the stranger, Tiuri abandons his given ...
Style: serious, epic, exciting, realistic
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: knight, obsessive quest, coming of age, adventure, friends, in the woods, heroic mission, save the kingdom, escapades, family, rivalry, friendship ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Beast of War (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: During the war in Afghanistan a Soviet tank crew commanded by a tyrannical officer find themselves lost and in a struggle against a band of Mujahadeen guerrillas in the mountains.
Style: realistic, bleak, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: village, war, military, survival, vengeance, anti war, military life, left to die, heroes, leadership, beast, captivity ...
Time: 80s
Place: afghanistan, middle east, israel, russia, iraq ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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: realistic, serious, exciting, captivating
Plot: battles, soldier, folk hero, heroes, leadership, danger, military, escapades, adventure, female nudity, fear, army ...
Time: 16th century
Place: europe, holland, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 7.0
 8K
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, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: battles, ship, war, escapades, state affairs, heroic mission, rivalry, soldier, military, leadership, heroes, danger ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: holland, battleship, europe, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Last Days in the Desert (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: On his way out of the wilderness, Jesus struggles with the Devil over the fate of a family in crisis, setting himself up for a dramatic test.
Style: serious, atmospheric
Plot: desert, religions or cults, family problems, wilderness, society, family in crisis, adventure, escapades, fasting, devil, praying, jesus ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Devil's Breath (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Spain, France, Belgium
Duration: 90 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, serious, surreal, realistic
Plot: family relations, adventure, immigrants, escapades, lake or river, society, on the road, omen, plague, traveler, symbolism, lake ...
Time: middle ages
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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: realistic, serious, captivating, exciting
Plot: samurai, politics, survival, state affairs, interracial relations, adventure, uninhibited rivalry, escapades, master warrior, heroic mission, war, battles ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century, middle ages, 1600s
Place: japan, feudal japan, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.5
 645
The 7th Dawn (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Political and personal intrigues surround a group of characters in Malaya, after the close of the Second World War.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, exciting, realistic
Plot: state affairs, friendship, soldier, military, rivalry, betrayal, politics, starting over, moral dilemma, a.i., war, wartime life ...
Place: asia, russia, malaysia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.7
 145
Hero of Rome (1964)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In ancient Rome, the people finally oust their despised king, Tarquinius, and declare the city a republic. Tarquinius makes an alliance with the Etruscan king, Porsenna, to take back power in Rome, but a Roman general, the heroic Mucius, sets out to ...
Style: epic, exciting, captivating, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, hostages, danger, rivalry, roman empire, battles, escapades, state affairs, adventure, war, greco roman wrestling, burnt hand ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.0
 16K
Dragon Blade (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Huo An, the commander of the Protection Squad of the Western Regions, was framed by evil forces and becomes enslaved. On the other hand, a Roman general escapes to China after rescuing the Prince. The heroic duo meet in the Western Desert and a ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, epic
Plot: military, soldier, rivalry, master warrior, battle zone, heroic mission, adventure, heroes, danger, desert, battles, good versus evil ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%