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, soldier, vengeance, obsessive quest, cossack, uninhibited rivalry, escapades, military, military life, battles, superior officer, emperor, sword fight, horse, violence, honor, marriage proposal, swordsman, duel, swashbuckler, arranged marriage, fight to the death ...
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, captivating and exciting films with plots about military, battles, war, soldier, violence, military life and heroes mostly in War, Drama and History genres. Some movies like The Duellists: St. Ives (1998), Horatio Hornblower 3 (2003), Murphy's War (1971), Sharpe's Peril (2008), 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: serious, stylized, realistic, exciting, captivating
Plot: prison, soldier, adventure, obsessive quest, military, romance, adventurer, womanizer, betrayal, captivity, haunted by the past, revolution ...
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: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, british navy, espionage, adventure, escapades, heroes, ship, military, war, military life, battles, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: europe, france, english channel
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 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, serious, suspenseful, melancholic ...
Plot: revenge, sole survivor, crane, irishman, war, vengeance, obsession, island, soldier, survival, adventure, military life ...
Place: germany, ireland, europe, south america, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, exciting, captivating, realistic
Plot: soldier, military, anti heroes, adventure, train, napoleonic wars, heroic mission, military life, war, battles, danger, heroes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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: clever, bleak, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, soldier, couple relations, war, haunted by the past, wartime life, romance, battles, military, couples, innocence lost, infidelity ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1810s, 18th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, tokyo, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, sentimental ...
Plot: war, military, battles, sniper, army, heroic mission, courage, rescue, d day, self sacrifice, bravery, cowardice ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1944
Place: normandy, europe, france, poland, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, exciting, serious, harsh ...
Plot: anti war, politics, british history, honor, british army, british empire, british soldier, massacre, equestrian, queen victoria, discipline, russian soldier ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1850s, 1960s
Place: istanbul turkey, england, russia, europe, canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: exciting, serious, realistic, tense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, british soldier, napoleonic wars, military, behind enemy lines, adventure, uninhibited rivalry, duel, false accusation, battle zone, injustice, war ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: captivating, serious, realistic, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: greek, on the road, politics, political unrest, war, state affairs, obsessive quest, human nature, introspection, siblings relations, showbiz, filmmaking ...
Place: sarajevo, europe, former yugoslavia, greece, belgrade ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, serious, rough, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: war, battles, military, soldier, battle zone, danger, escapades, heroes, finnish, infantrymen, state affairs, destiny ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: finland, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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: serious, tense, stylized, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: rivalry, betrayal, tragedy, leadership, tragic hero, rise and fall, vengeance, politics, state affairs, uninhibited rivalry, ambition, suicide ...
Place: rome italy, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: ship, adventure, military, hotshot hero, rescue, war, military life, battles, danger, heroes, couples, treason ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: europe, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Is Paris Burning? (1966)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: The title is Adolf Hitler's question to his chief of staff Alfred Jodl on the eve of the liberation of Paris (August 25): the military governor of Paris, General Dietrich von Choltitz, had been ordered to destroy Paris rather than let it fall ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, emotional, brutal ...
Plot: holocaust, war, rescue, heroic mission, gory, resistance, military, wartime life, against the odds, heroes, anti heroes, soldier ...
Time: 40s, year 1944, 1940s
Place: france, europe, paris france, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, soldier, boy, flare, swamp, dream, spy, war, anti war, young heroes, apple, animal ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: russia, europe, berlin germany, soviet union, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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, exciting, serious, psychological ...
Plot: siege, military, british army, soldier, british empire, mixed martial arts, attempted rape, war, human spirit, society, tribe, native ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s, 1960s
Place: south africa, africa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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, serious, bleak, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: war, losing-it hero, battles, military, soldier, military life, danger, escapades, heroes, dehumanization, behind enemy lines, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 90s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: russia, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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, atmospheric, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, soldier, foreign legion, officer, military, recruit, dance, destructive relationship, officers and cadets, military life, power relations, life turned upside down ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, paris france, ethiopia, marseille, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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: bleak, tense, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: prison, military, punishment, soldier, desert, sadism, british army, cruelty, torture, hill, racism, war ...
Time: 1940s
Place: africa, north africa, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Big Red One (1980)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A veteran sergeant of the World War I leads a squad in World War II, always in the company of the survivor Pvt. Griff, the writer Pvt. Zab, the Sicilian Pvt. Vinci and Pvt. Johnson in Vichy French Africa, Sicily, D-Day at Omaha Beach, Belgium and ...
Style: realistic, bleak, exciting, serious, captivating ...
Plot: soldier, sergeant, concentration camp, war, military, sniper, d day, survival, military life, escapades, battles, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1944, year 1945 ...
Place: sicily, africa, europe, germany, czechoslovakia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: troops, soldier, wartime life, military, battle zone, war, chaos, on the run, human nature, chaos and mayhem, battles, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century
Place: portugal, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, serious, exciting, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, military, lone wolves, adventure, soldier, military life, battle zone, war, escapades, heroes, rivalry, master and servant ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, master warrior, war, martial arts, tea, battle zone, battles, heroes, military, leadership, wartime life, danger ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, hong kong, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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, stylized, serious, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: battles, kingdom, shakespeare, medieval, war, politics, princess, royal family, king of england, state affairs, human spirit, wooing ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: france, europe, england, london, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 8.1
 130K
Barry Lyndon (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, 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, cynical, atmospheric, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: debt, rise and fall, fencing, nobility, palace, british army, soldier, military, duel, loss of son, horse, faked death ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1700s, 1770s
Place: ireland, england, europe, berlin germany, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.1
 348K
Platoon (1986)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: As a young and naive recruit in Vietnam, Chris Taylor faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.
Style: realistic, disturbing, bleak, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, battles, jungle, military, war crime, battle zone, military life, brutality, squad, rage, elimination ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, mine, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: serious, exciting, realistic, atmospheric, rough ...
Plot: soldier, british soldier, napoleonic wars, military, siege, lone wolves, adventure, battle zone, military life, tough heroes, war, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, gory, survival, war, captive, anti war, prison, basic training, military life, battles, danger, military ...
Time: 1940s
Place: england, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: exciting, serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: napoleonic wars, soldier, british soldier, military, hostages, adventure, battle zone, save the day, uninhibited rivalry, kidnapping, military life, war ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: portugal, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: serious, exciting, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Plot: rebellion, military, adventure, army investigation, courtroom drama, war, military life, escapades, heroes, legal, rivalry, chaos ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: jamaica
⇓ 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: exciting, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: ship, adventurer, military, navy, invasion, execution, first love, french, adventure, rebelliousness, political intrigue, ocean or sea ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s
Place: europe, france, battleship
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%