Movies like Son of El Cid

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Son of El Cid (1964)
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Son of El Cid (1964)
Original name: I cento cavalieri
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: tense, bleak, epic, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: adventure, village, revolution, heroes, battles, clergy, graphic violence, rebellion, village life, society, rebelliousness, rivalry, leadership, state affairs, thief, medieval, torture, monk, midget, poverty, heroism, retribution, peasant, duel, war veteran ...
Time: 11th century, middle ages
Place: spain, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and epic films with plots about heroes, rivalry, battles, adventure, escapades, state affairs and danger mostly in Drama, History and Adventure genres. Some movies like Son of El Cid: Crusaders (2001), Kenau (2014), Sodom and Gomorrah (1962), A Viking Saga: Son of Thor (2008), Waiting for Heaven (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Crusaders (2001)
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, serious, captivating, epic
Plot: crusade, pope, adventure, friendship, battles, war, heroic mission, leadership, military, rivalry, state affairs, politics ...
Time: middle ages, 11th century
Place: israel, europe, holy land
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 6.5
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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: serious, exciting, realistic, captivating
Plot: battles, adventure, folk hero, military, heroes, danger, escapades, leadership, soldier, strong female presence, execution, fear ...
Time: 16th century
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
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76%
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, atmospheric, stylized, exciting, serious ...
Plot: slave, rescue, leadership, state affairs, heroes, graphic violence, society, adventure, demolished city, chaos, religions or cults, social decay ...
Time: ancient history
Place: middle east, holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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, exciting, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Plot: battles, rebelliousness, leadership, cossack, heroes, political unrest, society, sword fight, parent child relationship, state affairs, father son relationship, parents and children ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ukraine, poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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: exciting, captivating, serious, epic, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, conquering, ambition, heroes, leadership, adventure, betrayal, escapades, rivalry, rise to the top, haunted by the past, master warrior ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century, 13th century
Place: mongolia, asia
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71%
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, 9th century
Place: europe, denmark, scandinavia
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67%
Waiting for Heaven (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Hungary, Turkey
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Eflatun is a master miniature artist who's living in 17th century Istanbul. One day, he's taken to the vizier's mansion by force. There he learns that Danyal, one of the Ottoman princes who has ignited an insurrection, is arrested in ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, exciting, epic
Plot: rebellion, military, love affair, rebelliousness, fight for supremacy, state affairs, society, love and romance, rivalry, battles, political unrest, fall in love ...
Time: 17th century
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, constantinople, istanbul turkey
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61%
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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, exciting, captivating, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escapades, corrupted ruler, war, rivalry, state affairs, rebellion, hopes, master warrior, revolution, battles, righting the wronged, royal family ...
Time: ancient history
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61%
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 4.4
 1K
Sword of War (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Year 1100. Italy.The Northern lands are ruled by a German emperor: Fredrick aka "Barbarossa. His dream is to conquer also the lands in the Center and in the South so as to revive the Empire that was once of the one Charles Magno.But in the ...
Style: serious, epic, realistic, captivating
Plot: battles, heroes, emperor, knight, rivalry, leadership, state affairs, soldier, war, warrior, battlefield, siege ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: italy, europe, germany, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Kautokeino Rebellion (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Religious and cultural reawakening inspires rebellion in a 19th century Norwegian village.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, epic, bleak
Plot: rebellion, christianity, rebel, political unrest, rebelliousness, life is a bitch, society, religions or cults, state affairs, tragic event, war, blood ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale - Part 1: The Sun Flag (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Mouna Rudo was born and raised among the Seediq people, an indigenous tribe in Taiwan, and as he grew to be a man he became a member of the Seediq Bale, a courageous band of native warriors. However, Rudo's way of life is threatened under the ...
Style: epic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, stylized ...
Plot: rebellion, human spirit, against the rules, culture clash, revolution, slavery, ambition, military, rebelliousness, leadership, rivalry, society ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: asia, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Northmen - A Viking Saga (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Switzerland, UK, Germany, South Africa
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A band of Vikings cross enemy lines and a panicked race begins. The losers will pay with their lives.
Style: stylized, rough, atmospheric, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vikings, viking, battles, survival, escapades, adventure, ship, battle, brutality, forest, murder, betrayal ...
Time: middle ages
Place: scandinavia, europe
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53%
 6.6
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Robin Hood (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 140 min.
Story: When soldier Robin happens upon the dying Robert of Loxley, he promises to return the man's sword to his family in Nottingham. There, he assumes Robert's identity; romances his widow, Marion; and draws the ire of the town's sheriff ...
Style: exciting, captivating, stylized, serious, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: knight, robin hood, medieval, love and romance, folk hero, adventure, archer, king of england, fighting the system, king, escapades, bow and arrow ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century, 19th century
Place: england, europe, france, london
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50%
Sword of Vengeance (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Returning to his homeland after years of slavery, a Norman prince seeks revenge on his father's murderer – his ruthless uncle, Earl Durant. Gaining the trust of a band of exiled farmers, he leads them into battle against Durant, exploiting ...
Style: tense, serious, bleak, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: medieval, sword, master warrior, battles, good versus evil, vengeance, gory, violence spree, danger, deadly, escapades, obsession ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england
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49%
Walesa: Man of Hope (2013)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: How was it possible that a single man influenced contemporary world so significantly? This film is an attempt to capture the phenomenon of a common man’s metamorphosis into a charismatic leader — an attempt to see how a Gdansk shipyard ...
Style: realistic, captivating, humorous, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: revolution, fighting the system, rebellion, ambition, politics, leadership, rivalry, disorder, rebelliousness, against the odds, idealism, righting the wronged ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: poland, warsaw poland
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Ironclad: Battle for Blood (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Serbia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A survivor of the Great Siege of Rochester Castle fights to save his clan from from Celtic raiders. A sequel to the 2011 film, "Ironclad."
Style: rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, castle, sword fight, vengeance, danger, medieval, palaces castles and temples, rivalry, escapades, adventure, strong violent content, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century
Place: england, europe
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45%
Valley of the Bees (1968)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Ondrej, a young boy who loves bees and bats, is introduced to his new mother, a woman much younger than his father. Her brings her a bowl of flower petals which she starts to throw in the air and then gives out a shriek, as she discovers several ...
Style: epic, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: state affairs, love and romance, clergy, society, romance, heroes, couples, family relations, friends, cause and meaning, religions or cults, introspection ...
Time: middle ages
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.1
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Ironclad (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, Switzerland, USA, Germany
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In the year 1215, the rebel barons of England have forced their despised King John to put his royal seal on the Magna Carta, a seminal document that upheld the rights of free men. Yet within months of pledging himself to the great charter, the King ...
Style: realistic, exciting, captivating, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: knight, adventure, crusader, siege, warrior, battles, castle, evil king, king, rebellion, danger, rebel ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Last Ottoman: Knockout Ali (2007)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, History, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After the First World War, the Allies occupy Istanbul. The protagonist, Yandim Ali is a rogue, discharged from the navy, who doesn't believe that the country can be saved, until he meets Mustafa Kemal (Ataturk), who plans to start a resistance ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: rebellion, rebelliousness, political unrest, revolution, state affairs, danger, resistance, tough heroes, occupation, ex military, adventure, heroes ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: stylized, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rebellion, rescue, heroes, battles, rivalry, danger, war, state affairs, ambition, adventure, military, soldier ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
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43%
The Colossus of Rhodes (1961)
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, stylized, exciting, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, rebellion, greek mythology, revolution, soldier, heroic mission, rebelliousness, forces of nature, danger, military, rivalry, adventure ...
Place: greece, europe, ancient greece
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43%
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The Legion (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Noreno, a half-Roman, is entrusted with the mission of crossing the snowy mountains of Armenia, swarming with Parthian patrols, to seek help for his slowly dying men.
Style: suspense, atmospheric, exciting, captivating, epic ...
Plot: mission, epic battle, rivalry, combat, warrior, murder, heroes, adventure, battles, sword fight, uninhibited rivalry, leadership ...
Time: 1st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Legendary Amazons (2011)
Genre: Action
Country: China
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The film is set in early 11th century China during the reign of Emperor Renzong of the Song Dynasty. The emperor neglects state affairs and indulges in personal pleasures, while the government sinks into corruption and war continues to rage on at ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, epic, tense ...
Plot: leadership, battles, against the odds, rivalry, military, politics, soldier, war, save the day, danger, graphic violence, strong female presence ...
Time: 11th century, middle ages
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 7.0
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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, serious, realistic
Plot: naval battle, battles, war, state affairs, military, ocean, ocean or sea, heroic mission, danger, soldier, leadership, civil war ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
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41%
 5.3
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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, serious, realistic, suspense, cult film
Plot: battles, soldier, adventure, revolution, independence, fall in love, political unrest, parents and children, human spirit, life is a bitch, politics, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: usa, new york
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40%
The New Legend of Shaolin (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young father and his infant son are beset by forces of evil and corruption. They wander China, upholding their sense of honor and protecting the weak. When they are forced into combat, spectacular and hilarious fast-motion kung fu sequences ...
Style: serious, stylized, tense, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, stylized violence, martial arts, parents and children, rivalry, crimes, danger, heroic mission, rebelliousness, leadership, righting the wronged, vengeance ...
Time: middle ages
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.1
 317
Warrior Angels (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA, Ireland, Lithuania
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In 1190, the knight Elizabeth leaves her young son Peter in England, battles, and is wounded in the Third Holy Crusade. She must return to her village, where she is informed by the local priest that Peter was abducted by the wicked tyrant Grekkor ...
Style: exciting, serious, disturbing, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, adventure, rescue, heroes, medieval, escapades, battles, vengeance, daring rescue, danger, master warrior, courage ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.4
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El Dorado (1988)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 149 min.
Story: The story of an expedition down the Orinoco and Amazon rivers in 1560 by Spanish soldiers searching for the fabled city of gold, El Dorado.
Style: rough, epic, realistic, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: conquering, jungle, treasure hunt, survival, obsessive quest, obsession, adventurer, human nature, rebelliousness, soldier, on the road, leadership ...
Time: 16th century
Place: latin america, peru, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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, atmospheric, exciting, captivating, serious ...
Plot: adventurer, heroic mission, heroes, danger, hopes, leadership, dishonesty, rivalry, culture clash, political unrest, society, priest ...
Time: 13th century, middle ages
Place: asia, china, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Warrior Queen (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Romania
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The Celtic queen who shook the Roman Empire. Boudica is one of history’s first and fiercest women warriors. Sickened by ceaseless war, the king of the Iceni accepts a treaty with the Romans in exchange for his tribe’s continued independence. But ...
Style: exciting, captivating, realistic, epic, rough ...
Plot: roman empire, female warrior, battles, conquering, mother son incest, leadership, society, heroes, wartime life, political unrest, heroic mission, rivalry ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%