Movies like The Duellists

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The Duellists (1977)
 7.5
 17K
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, melancholic, enigmatic, harsh, tense, cerebral, dramatic ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, fencing, sword duel, pistol duel, vengeance, military, soldier, battles, emperor, obsessive quest, military life, escapades, uninhibited rivalry, superior officer, cossack, sword fight, horse, violence, honor, marriage proposal, swordsman, duel, swashbuckler, tarot card, arranged marriage ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1810s, 18th century
Place: france, europe

Most similar movies to The Duellists

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, exciting and captivating films with plots about military, battles, war, soldier, military life, heroes and escapades mostly in War, Drama and History genres. Some movies like The Duellists: St. Ives (1998), Horatio Hornblower 3 (2003), Sharpe's Peril (2008), Murphy's War (1971), Colonel Chabert (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.6
 713
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: stylized, serious, exciting, captivating, realistic
Plot: prison, captivity, soldier, military, rivalry, fall in love, obsessive quest, womanizer, revolution, haunted by the past, betrayal, battles ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1800s, 1810s
Place: scotland, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: captivating, exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, espionage, british navy, dishonesty, military, heroes, military life, rebellion, battles, war, escapades, adventure ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: europe, france, english channel
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
Sharpe's Peril (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
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: serious, realistic, captivating, exciting
Plot: military, soldier, danger, drug abuse, battles, train, military life, heroes, heroic mission, rivalry, anti heroes, escapades ...
Time: 19th century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.9
 3K
Murphy's War (1971)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Murphy is the sole survivor of his crew, that has been massacred by a German U-Boat in the closing days of World War II. He is rescued, and ends up at a forgotten mission station near the mouth of the Orinoco, and begins to plot his vengeance. He ...
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: revenge, sole survivor, crane, irishman, war, vengeance, obsession, island, battles, race against time, military life, danger ...
Place: ireland, germany, europe, south america, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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: bleak, clever, psychological, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, couple relations, wartime life, remarry, life is a bitch, war, romance, battles, missing person, military, soldier, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1810s, 18th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, tokyo, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Sharpe's Honour (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
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: tense, exciting, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, behind enemy lines, napoleonic wars, british soldier, war, uninhibited rivalry, false arrest, rescue, heroes, battle zone, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, exciting, harsh ...
Plot: anti war, politics, queen victoria, discipline, british soldier, british empire, british army, british history, russian soldier, honor, equestrian, massacre ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1850s, 1960s
Place: istanbul turkey, england, russia, europe, canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Ulysses' Gaze (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Greece, France, Italy, Germany, UK, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Romania, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duration: 176 min.
Story: "A," a Greek filmmaker living in exile in the United States, returns to his native Ptolemas to attend a special screening of one of his extremely controversial films. But A's real interest lies elsewhere--the mythical reels of the ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, captivating, bleak, serious ...
Plot: greek, emperor, human nature, introspection, showbiz, battles, life is a bitch, siblings relations, war, state affairs, on the road, politics ...
Place: sarajevo, europe, former yugoslavia, greece, belgrade ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: rough, realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful
Plot: ship, rescue, battles, adventure, hotshot hero, war, heroes, couples, military life, treason, military, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: europe, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger captain John Miller and seven men are tasked with penetrating German-held territory and bringing the boy home.
Style: realistic, captivating, bleak, rough, epic ...
Plot: military, battles, war, sniper, courage, army, heroic mission, rescue, d day, self sacrifice, bravery, cowardice ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1944
Place: normandy, france, europe, poland, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Sharpe's Waterloo (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
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: rough, exciting, captivating, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: military, napoleonic wars, battles, rivalry, soldier, infidelity, master and servant, crumbling marriage, escapades, couples, heroes, military life ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.1
 29K
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, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: rivalry, betrayal, tragedy, politics, vengeance, state affairs, leadership, rise and fall, ambition, tragic hero, uninhibited rivalry, suicide ...
Place: rome italy, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Unknown Soldier (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 199 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, captivating, exciting, serious, rough ...
Plot: war, battle zone, escapades, infantrymen, state affairs, danger, heroes, destiny, battles, soldier, military, finnish ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: finland, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, realistic
Plot: soldier, napoleonic wars, troops, chaos and mayhem, battle zone, war, infantrymen, life is a bitch, wartime life, chaos, leaving home, rebellion ...
Time: 19th century
Place: portugal, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Sharpe's Company (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
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: rough, captivating, exciting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: soldier, military, siege, napoleonic wars, british soldier, lone wolves, heroic mission, family relations, escapades, war, uninhibited rivalry, adventure ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.3
 7K
Waterloo (1970)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, Soviet Union
Duration: 134 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, realistic, exciting, stylized, serious ...
Plot: destiny, napoleon, tragic hero, betrayal, politics, military life, political unrest, rivalry, soldier, military, danger, battles ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1810s
Place: belgium, france, europe, new zealand, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, gold, navy, quarantine, military, power relations, friends, adventure, heroic mission, war, hopes, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: battleship, north africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Sharpe's Enemy (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Portugal 1813. A band of deserters, including Sharpe's old enemy, Obadiah Hakeswill, have captured two women, one the wife of a high-ranking English officer, and are holding them hostage for ransom. Sharpe is given the 60th Rifles and a Rocket ...
Style: realistic, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, serious
Plot: military, soldier, british soldier, napoleonic wars, adventure, hostages, battle zone, heroic mission, lone wolves, save the day, battles, tough heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: portugal, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 7.8
 33K
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: epic, realistic, psychological, serious, exciting ...
Plot: siege, military, soldier, hospital, native, tribe, british army, mixed martial arts, attempted rape, british empire, society, human spirit ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, victorian era, 1960s
Place: south africa, africa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Long Day's Dying (1968)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Three British soldiers and their German captive trek through the European countryside.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: soldier, captivity, anti war, battles, rescue, prison, gory, military life, basic training, danger, military, survival ...
Time: 1940s
Place: europe, germany, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.8
 4K
Ambush (1999)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 123 min.
Story: It is the summer of 1941 and the Finnish army has been mobilized along the border with Russia. A platoon led by Lt. Eero Perkola is waiting for orders to go on the offensive. The platoon receives orders for a recon mission through the wilderness ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, rough, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: war, danger, soldier, military, battles, dehumanization, behind enemy lines, heroes, military life, escapades, losing-it hero, female nudity ...
Time: 90s, 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: russia, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Horatio Hornblower: Retribution (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Hornblower and the other officers of the Renown must return to Jamaica to face a court-martial and possible execution for their actions in relieving their unstable captain.
Style: rough, exciting, captivating, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: rebellion, sea battle, military life, legal, army investigation, adventure, escapades, war, chaos, rivalry, military, courtroom drama ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: jamaica
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.6
 26K
Henry V (1989)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Gritty adaption of William Shakespeare's play about the English King's bloody conquest of France.
Style: realistic, rough, captivating, exciting, serious ...
Plot: battles, princess, kingdom, war, politics, shakespeare, medieval, wooing, royal family, human spirit, love and romance, military ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: france, europe, england, london, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
Sharpe's Siege (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
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: realistic, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: siege, soldier, british soldier, castle, napoleonic wars, lone wolves, battle zone, adventure, wartime life, war, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Ivan's Childhood (1962)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union, Ukraine
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Poetic journey through the shards and shadows of one boy’s war-ravaged youth.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Plot: orphan, anti war, flare, dream, swamp, boy, spy, soldier, war, german, military, battle zone ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: russia, europe, berlin germany, soviet union, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.4
 7K
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, stylized, atmospheric, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, military, recruit, soldier, foreign legion, officer, military life, destructive relationship, life turned upside down, officers and cadets, power relations, battles ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, ethiopia, paris france, marseille, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Red Cliff Part II (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea
Duration: 142 min.
Story: The battle of Red Cliff continues and the alliance between Xu and East Wu is fracturing. With Cao Cao's massive forces on their doorstep, will the kingdoms of Xu and East Wu survive?
Style: epic, stylized, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, master warrior, war, emperor, danger, wartime life, battle zone, life is a bitch, martial arts, leadership, weakness, heroes ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, hong kong, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Horatio Hornblower: The Wrong War (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 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, realistic, exciting, rough
Plot: ship, execution, french, adventurer, first love, navy, military, invasion, rebelliousness, adventure, war, state affairs ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s
Place: europe, france, battleship
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.9
 11K
The Hill (1965)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: North Africa, World War II. British soldiers on the brink of collapse push beyond endurance to struggle up a brutal incline. It's not a military objective. It's The Hill, a manmade instrument of torture, a tower of sand seared by a ...
Style: tense, bleak, realistic, captivating, rough ...
Plot: prison, military, punishment, soldier, desert, racism, torture, sadism, british army, hill, cruelty, war ...
Time: 1940s
Place: africa, north africa, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Life and Nothing But (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: January, 1920. 350,000 French soldiers remain missing in action. Major Dellaplane tirelessly matches the dead and the wounded with families' descriptions. Honor and ethics drive him; he hates the idea of "the unknown soldier." Into ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: anti war, destructive relationship, unfulfillment, love and romance, romance, war, wartime life, friendship, military, soldier, battles, tunnel ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, post world war one, 1920s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%