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The Duellists (1977)
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The Duellists (1977)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1800, as Napoleon Bonaparte rises to power in France, a rivalry erupts between Armand and Gabriel, two lieutenants in the French Army, over a perceived insult. For over a decade, they engage in a series of duels amidst larger conflicts, including the failed French invasion of Russia in 1812, and shifts in the political and social systems of Europe.
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, captivating, visually appealing, melancholic, enigmatic, harsh, tense, thought provoking ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, fencing, sword duel, cossack, pistol duel, nudity (full frontal - brief), military, battles, soldier, graphic violence, emperor, escapades, military life, obsessive quest, uninhibited rivalry, superior officer, sword fight, vengeance, adaptation, horse, combat, fight, heroes, violence, sword ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 18th century, 1800s
Place: france, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, exciting and captivating films with plots about military, soldier, battles, war, heroes, violence and gun mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like The Duellists: Barry Lyndon (1975), St. Ives (1998), Horatio Hornblower 3 (2003), Colonel Chabert (1994), The Warring States (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Barry Lyndon (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 185 min.
Story: In the Eighteenth Century, in a small village in Ireland, Redmond Barry is a young farm boy in love with his cousin Nora Brady. When Nora engages to the British Captain John Quin, Barry challenges him for a duel of pistols. He wins and escapes to ...
Style: epic, realistic, stylized, cynical, captivating ...
Plot: rise and fall, aristocracy, duel, jealousy, nobility, debt, social climbing, glory, escapades, dishonesty, pistol duel, irony ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: ireland, england, prussia, europe, belgium ...
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St. Ives (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Ireland, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1813, Capitaine Jacques St. Ives, a Hussar in the Napoleonic wars, is captured and sent to a Scottish prison camp. He's a swashbuckler, so the prison's commander, Major Farquar Bolingbroke Chevening, asks for lessons in communicating ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, stylized, realistic
Plot: prison, adventure, adventurer, fall in love, soldier, escapades, haunted by the past, military, captivity, battles, escape, long lost brother ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1810s
Place: scotland, europe, france, britain
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100%
Horatio Hornblower 3 (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Hornblower is given a dangerous mission to deliver an emigre French nobleman to a secret rendezvous near Brest while coping with enemy agents in his own ranks.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, sea battle, british navy, espionage, war hero, rebellion, military life, escapades, adventure, heroes, military, battles ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, france, english channel
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Colonel Chabert (1994)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Colonel Chabert has been severely wounded in the French-Russian Napoleonic war to the point that the medical examiner has signed his death certificate. When he regains his health and memory, he goes back to Paris, where his "widow", Anne ...
Style: serious, sentimental, harsh, talky, disturbing ...
Plot: battles, betrayal, haunted by the past, homecoming, romance, military, war, missing person, infidelity, wartime life, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 18th century
Place: france, paris france, europe, tokyo, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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The Warring States (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: China
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Rival Chinese military strategists Sun Bin (Sun Honglei) and Pang Juan (Francis Ng) clash in this historic war adventure set during the Era of Warring States.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, captivating, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, rivalry, heroes, battles, uninhibited rivalry, military life, political unrest, political intrigue, dishonesty, state affairs, betrayal, soldier ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Horatio Hornblower: The Duel (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 93 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, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: napoleonic wars, ship, british navy, duel, battles, adventurer, navy, military, adventure, bully, heroes, weakness ...
Time: 18th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Horatio Hornblower: The Fire Ship (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 93 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: serious, exciting
Plot: ship, navy, heroes, battles, military, success, napoleonic wars, quarantine, gold, disaster, adventurer, obsessive quest ...
Time: 19th century
Place: north africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Sharpe's Honour (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
TV show
Story: 1813. Major Sharpe's old enemy, Major Ducos manipulates a beautiful young marquesa into falsely accusing Sharpe of rape. Her husband calls Sharpe out in a duel. But when the husband is found dead the next morning, Sharpe is arrested and brought ...
Style: exciting, tense, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: napoleonic wars, behind enemy lines, battles, military, soldier, heroes, british soldier, military life, battle zone, uninhibited rivalry, false accusation, courtroom drama ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Sharpe: The Legend (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Several years after the battle of Waterloo, a former soldier from Shoreditch sits in a London inn reminiscing about the brave and determined officer who took him to hell and back. The narrator is Rifleman Cooper, and the officer whose fame he ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, sniper, combat, battles, heroes, british soldier, soldier, war violence, violence, french military, military officer, musket ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Hornblower: Duty (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 96 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, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: sea battle, ship captain, ship, battles, adventure, military, military life, rescue, couples, treason, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Sharpe's Peril (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 69 min.
TV show
Story: Our story begins at the end of Sharpe's Challenge. Sharpe and Harper are en route to Madras when they encounter a baggage train from the East India Company traveling through hostile territory. Chitu, a legendary bandit leader in control of the ...
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, disturbing, realistic
Plot: military, battles, heroes, heroic mission, adventure, military life, escapades, british soldier, soldier, napoleonic wars, violence, battlefield ...
Time: 19th century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Sharpe's Waterloo (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
TV show
Story: Based on the novel by Bernard Cornwell, "Sharpe's Waterloo" brings maverick British officer Lt. Col. Richard Sharpe to his last fight against the French, in June of 1815.
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, battles, heroes, military, lone wolves, couples, military life, battle zone, infidelity, uninhibited rivalry, escapades, war ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Gettysburg (1993)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 271 min.
Story: Summer 1863. The Confederacy pushes north into Pennsylvania. Union divisions converge to face them. The two great armies clash at Gettysburg, site of a theology school. For three days, through such legendary actions as Little Round Top and ...
Style: epic, realistic, captivating, serious, exciting ...
Plot: american civil war, slavery, civil war, battles, military, war, soldier, heroic mission, civil rights, battle zone, military life, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, pennsylvania, maryland
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The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A chronicle of events that led to the British involvement in the Crimean War against Russia and which led to the siege of Sevastopol and the fierce Battle of Balaclava on October 25, 1854 which climaxed with the heroic, but near-disastrous calvary ...
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Waterloo (1970)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, Soviet Union
Duration: 123 min.
Story: After defeating France and imprisoning Napoleon on Elba, ending two decades of war, Europe is shocked to find Napoleon has escaped and has caused the French Army to defect from the King back to him. The best of the British generals, the Duke of ...
Style: epic, serious, exciting, stylized, emotional ...
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Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1810s
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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: serious, tense, exciting, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, military, soldier, manhunt, rebellion, on the run, adventure, rivalry, folk hero, escapades, rebelliousness, vengeance ...
Time: 19th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Good Work (1999)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Foreign Legion officer, Galoup, recalls his once glorious life, leading troops in the Gulf of Djibouti. His existence there was happy, strict and regimented, but the arrival of a promising young recruit, Sentain, plants the seeds of jealousy in ...
Style: surreal, realistic, touching, serious, meditative ...
Plot: foreign legion, military, soldier, battles, life turned upside down, resentment, power relations, military life, destructive relationship, obsession, father son relationship, officers and cadets ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, paris france, east africa, ethiopia, marseille ...
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28%
Lines of Wellington (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Portugal, France
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Passionate romance, brutal treachery, and selfless nobility are set against the background of Napoleon’s 1810 invasion of Portugal in Valeria Sarmiento’s intimate epic.
Style: epic, serious, stylized, exciting, realistic
Plot: soldier, troops, rebellion, life is a bitch, military, on the run, battle zone, wartime life, war, napoleonic wars, battles, invasion ...
Time: 19th century
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28%
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Sharpe's Siege (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
Story: Sharpe, with his new commanding officer, is sent to capture a castle when news comes of locals who will rise against Bonaparte. However, he is somewhat distracted by thoughts of his wife whom he was forced to leave while stricken with fever.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, siege, battles, heroes, castle, british soldier, adventure, military life, military, war, woman in danger, isolation ...
Time: 19th century
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Henry V (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
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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 ...
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Place: france, europe, england, london, scotland
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28%
Hornblower: Mutiny (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, 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, realistic, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, ship, british navy, leadership, navy, naval battle, war, military, adventure, military life, commander, rebel ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Unknown Soldier (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 197 min.
Story: Second silver screen adaption of the Finnish war book by Väinö Linna. The story is based on Linna's experiences as an infantry man in the Finnish army during the so called "Continuation War" (1941-1944).
Style: realistic, rough, captivating, exciting, serious ...
Plot: world war two, war, battle zone, destiny, infantrymen, battles, military, state affairs, heroes, soldier, escapades, infantry ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 70s
Place: finland, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Sharpe's Company (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
Story: Spain 1812 The Duke of Wellington plans to lay siege to Badajoz. A murderous figure from Sharpe's past uses a beautiful woman revenge himself on Sharpe, now the father of her child. Sharpe has reason to be happy, he holds his daughter for the ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, exciting, rough ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, soldier, heroes, military, siege, british soldier, escapades, against the rules, lone wolves, adventure, war, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Coriolanus (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Caius Martius, aka Coriolanus, is an arrogant and fearsome general who has built a career on protecting Rome from its enemies. Pushed by his ambitious mother to seek the position of consul, Coriolanus is at odds with the masses and unpopular with ...
Style: tense, stylized, bleak, serious, rough ...
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Zulu (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In 1879, during the Zulu wars, man of the people Lt. John Chard (Stanley Baker) and snooty Lt Gonville Bromhead (Michael Caine) were in charge of defending the isolated Natal outpost of Rorke's Drift from tribal hordes, holding out during an ...
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, psychological, epic ...
Plot: siege, british army, british empire, military, human spirit, battles, native, soldier, war, british colonialism, heroic mission, against the odds ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s, 60s
Place: south africa, africa, united kingdom, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the U.S.-Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.
Style: rough, disturbing, suspense, bleak, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, war, vietnam war, soldier, boot camp, sniper, military life, suicide, sergeant, anti war, combat, cruelty ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1968, year 1967
Place: vietnam, asia, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Horatio Hornblower: The Duchess and the Devil (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Horatio Homblower, now promoted to Acting Lieutenant, captures the French ship Le Reve off the Spanish coast. The Captain of the French ship is furious that such a youngster has pulled off such a coup. But far more daunting is Hornblower's ...
Style: serious, exciting
Plot: sea battle, ship, adventurer, military, pardon, battles, navy, pow, napoleonic wars, ocean, pirate, state affairs ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Razor's Edge (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: He had everything and wanted nothing. He learned that he had nothing and wanted everything. He saved the world and then it shattered. The path to enlightenment is as sharp and narrow as a razor's edge.
Style: thought provoking, touching, clever, psychological, serious ...
Plot: wedding, murder, soldier, redemption, friendship, haunted by the past, introspection, self discovery, friends, materialism, couples, starting over ...
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Sword of Honour (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 208 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: military, love triangle, fighting the system, soldier, betrayal, haunted by the past, military life, love and romance, life is a bitch, world war two, war, society ...
Time: 1940s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Sharpe's Regiment (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
Story: Told his battalion is to be split up due to lack of recruits at home, Sharpe and Harper return to England to investigate. What should have been a simple query turns politically explosive as they come nearer to exposing profiteering on the home front ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, soldier, military, heroes, rivalry, adventure, state affairs, fighting the system, politics, lone wolves, war, tough heroes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%