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Day of the Falcon (2011)
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Day of the Falcon (2011)
Original name: Black Gold
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Italy, Qatar, Tunisia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: On the Arabian Peninsula in the 1930s, two warring leaders come face to face. The victorious Nesib, Emir of Hobeika, lays down his peace terms to rival Amar, Sultan of Salmaah. The two men agree that neither can lay claim to the area of no man’s land between them called The Yellow Belt. In return, Nesib adopts Amar’s two boys Saleeh and Auda as a guarantee against invasion. Twelve years later, Saleeh and Auda have grown into young men. Saleeh, the warrior, itches to escape his gilded cage and return to his father’s land. Auda cares only for books and the pursuit of knowledge. One day, their adopted father Nesib is visited by an American from Texas. He tells the Emir that his land is blessed with oil and promises him riches beyond his wildest imagination. Nesib imagines a realm of infinite possibility, a kingdom with roads, schools and hospitals all paid for by the black gold beneath the barren sand. There is only one problem. The precious oil is located in the Yellow Belt.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, epic, stylized
Plot: muslim, desert, manipulations, bedouin, tribe, parents and children, political intrigue, family relations, royal family, manipulation, society, political unrest, head of state, rivalry, conservative, state affairs, oil, prince, heroes, politics, ruler, intrigue, dishonesty, disorder, liberal ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: middle east, arabia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, epic and exciting films with plots about state affairs, rivalry, heroes, political unrest, battles, military and politics mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like Day of the Falcon: Jodhaa Akbar (2008), Conquest 1453 (2012), The Physician (2013), The Message (1976), Alexander (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Jodhaa Akbar (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: India
Duration: 213 min.
Story: Jodhaa Akbar is a sixteenth century love story about a marriage of alliance that gave birth to true love between a great Mughal Emperor, Akbar and a Rajput princess, Jodhaa.
Style: epic, serious, captivating, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: true love, love and romance, bollywood, culture clash, royal family, ruler, emperor, royal court, politics, dishonesty, princess, initially antagonists ...
Time: 16th century
Place: india, asia
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Conquest 1453 (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 162 min.
Story: After the death of his father Murat II, Mehmet II ascends to the Ottoman throne. After braving internal and external enemies, he decides to complete what he was destined to do: Conquer Constantinople.
Style: tense, epic, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: emperor, prophet, sultan, rise to the top, conquering, siege, attack, sword fight, political intrigue, politics, military, political unrest ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, middle east, istanbul turkey, constantinople
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, heroes, cossack, political unrest, society, sword fight, parent child relationship, state affairs, father son relationship, parents and children ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ukraine, poland, europe
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 7.2
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The Physician (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 155 min.
Story: The story of Rob Cole, a boy who is left a penniless orphan in an 11th-century English mining town when his mother dies of a mysterious illness. Vowing to become a physician and vanquish Death itself, he travels to Isfahan in Persia to study ...
Style: captivating, breathtaking, realistic, serious, scenic ...
Plot: follow your dream, ambition, medicine, apprentice, society, doctors and patients, orphan, culture clash, medieval, surgery, mentor, adventure ...
Time: middle ages, 11th century, 18th century
Place: persia, iran, england, london, middle east ...
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The Message (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Lebanon, Libya, Kuwait, Morocco, UK, Saudi Arabia, Egypt
Duration: 177 min.
Story: Handsomely-mounted historical epic concerns the birth of the Islamic faith and the story of the prophet Mohammed.
Style: epic, rough, captivating, exciting, controversial ...
Plot: muslim, arab, desert, religions or cults, prophet, battles, exile, islam, society, adventure, leadership, oppression ...
Time: ancient history, 7th century, middle ages
Place: middle east, arabia
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32%
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Alexander (2004)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Netherlands, France, Italy, Morocco, Thailand
Duration: 175 min.
Story: Alexander, the King of Macedonia, leads his legions against the giant Persian Empire. After defeating the Persians, he leads his army across the then known world, venturing farther than any westerner had ever gone, all the way to India.
Style: epic, suspense, serious, factual, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conquering, adventure, ambition, heroes, war, mother son relationship, rise to the top, battles, warlord, ruler, state affairs, military ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: greece, ancient greece, persia, macedonia, egypt ...
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100%
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King Naresuan (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Thailand
Duration: 163 min.
Story: The film concerns the life of King Naresuan, who liberated the Siamese from the control of Burma. Born in 1555, he was taken to Burma as a child hostage; there he became acquainted with sword fighting and became a threat to the Burmese empire.
Style: emotional, serious, captivating, epic, realistic
Plot: young heroes, ambition, heroes, rise to the top, teaching the ways of the world, rivalry, friendship, youth, political unrest, royal family, royal court, political intrigue ...
Time: 16th century
Place: burma, thailand, asia
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31%
The Legend of Suriyothai (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Thailand
Duration: 185 min.
Story: During the 16th century, as Thailand contends with both a civil war and Burmese invasion, a beautiful princess rises up to help protect the glory of the Kingdom of Ayothaya. Based on the life of Queen Suriyothai.
Style: epic, exciting, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: royal family, battles, betrayal, rivalry, queen, invasion, tragic hero, adventure, political unrest, dishonesty, escapades, intrigue ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: burma, thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 6.3
 331
The Viceroys (2007)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, Spain, Germany, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: captivating, psychological, atmospheric, epic, saga ...
Plot: family relations, politics, political unrest, intrigue, rivalry, society, dishonesty, revolution, family life, royal family, parents and children, downfall ...
Time: 19th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.8
 7K
Khartoum (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: English General Charles George Gordon, a devout Christian, is appointed military governor of Anglo-Egyptian Sudan by the Prime Minister. Ordered to evacuate Egyptians from the Sudan, Gordon stays on to protect the people of Khartoum, who are under ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, factual, talky ...
Plot: siege, desert, islam, politics, culture clash, imperialism, military, heroes, battles, negotiation, british empire, wartime ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, victorian england, 1880s ...
Place: africa, sudan, egypt, england, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: China, South Korea, Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The aging Zhao embarks on his final and greatest campaign, a road to adventure that will crown his name in glory for all time.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, atmospheric, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, female warrior, military, political unrest, uninhibited rivalry, soldier, war, ambition, hopes, heroic mission, state affairs, elderly ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, ancient china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Gallipoli: End of the Road (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 101 min.
Story: April, 1915. First World War in Canakkale, Ottoman Empire. Two brothers leave their mountain village to fight on the front line. One is an experienced sniper fighting for Ottomans against the invasion, while his brother finds it much tougher to cope ...
Style: exciting, serious, epic, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: world war one, military, battles, survival, one man army, danger, military life, siblings relations, family relations, heroic mission, soldier, battle zone ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: turkey, ottoman empire
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.9
 833
Private (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Palestinian family is trapped inside a house commandeered by Israeli soldiers.
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: soldier, life is a bitch, military, survival, dysfunctional family, society, family in danger, teenage life, terrorism, parents and children, isolation, political unrest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, palestinian authority, palestine, israel
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Henri 4 (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Germany, France, Austria, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A wide-ranging, energetic period piece tracing the rise of the Protestant Henry of Navarre as he goes from battlefield warrior to France's beloved King Henri IV. Director Jo Baier's epic is a classically entertaining adventure, albeit one ...
Style: tense, serious, captivating, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: political unrest, royal family, leadership, politics, battles, military, betrayal, head of state, war, love and romance, rivalry, monarchy ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Lion of the Desert (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Libya, USA
Duration: 173 min.
Story: This movie tells the story of Omar Mukhtar, an Arab Muslim rebel who fought against the Italian conquest of Libya in WWII. It gives western viewers a glimpse into this little-known region and chapter of history, and exposes the savage means by which ...
Style: epic, exciting, serious, based on true events
Audience: boys' night
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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 ⇓
24%
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, heroic mission, political unrest, wartime life, rivalry ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Lion in Winter (2003)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: King Henry II (Patrick Stewart) keeps his wife, Eleanor (Glenn Close) locked away in the towers because of her frequent attempts to overthrow him. With Eleanor out of the way he can have his dalliances with his young mistress (Yuliya Vysotskaya). ...
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: royal family, political intrigue, family relations, parents and children, infidelity, couple relations, uninhibited rivalry, state affairs, rivalry, romance, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Valley of the Wolves: Iraq (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Turkey, USA, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The movie opens with a fictionalized depiction of a real-life incident: the arrest on July 4, 2003 of 11 Turkish special forces soldiers and 13 civilians by U.S. forces of the 173rd Airborne commanded by Colonel William C. Mayville in the northern ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
White Vengeance (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: China
Duration: 135 min.
Story: White Vengeance tells the story of two brothers contending for supremacy during the fall of the Qin Dynasty, which ruled Imperial China from 221 to 206 BC. As rebels rose, the nation fell into chaos. Liu Bang and Xiang Yu, became leaders of the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: martial arts, revolution, military, rebellion, betrayal, rivalry, intrigue, state affairs, family relations, mind game, fight for supremacy, battles ...
Time: ancient history
Place: asia, china, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Last Supper (2012)
Genre: Action, History
Country: China
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The story of two warring generals (Liu Bang and Xiang Yu) fighting for control of China at the end of the Qin Dynasty.
Style: stylized, serious, exciting, epic, realistic
Plot: rivalry, betrayal, political unrest, dishonesty, assassination attempt, ambition, state affairs, blind ambition, manipulations, manipulation, graphic violence, fight
Time: ancient history
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Germany, Spain, Morocco, USA, Italy, France
Duration: 144 min.
Story: After his wife dies, a blacksmith named Balian is thrust into royalty, political intrigue and bloody holy wars during the Crusades.
Style: epic, serious, exciting, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: knight, battles, warrior, siege, war, christianity, king, crusade, adventure, crusader, military, sword fight ...
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Nomad: The Warrior (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Kazakhstan, France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
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Style: serious, exciting, rough, epic
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22%
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Rommel (2012)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, France, Austria
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A new film about Erwin Rommel has been shown on German television, depicting the general as a weak man undone by his links to Adolf Hitler.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: assassination attempt, d day, military, state affairs, dishonesty, rivalry, political unrest, political conspiracy, war, trial, assassination plot, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: france, europe, paris france, berlin germany, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 187 min.
Story: The story of British officer T.E. Lawrence's mission to aid the Arab tribes in their revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. Lawrence becomes a flamboyant, messianic figure in the cause of Arab unity but his psychological ...
Style: epic, exciting, captivating, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: desert, adventure, historical character, battles, british colonial, world war one, imperialism, rebel, politics, bedouin, war, horse ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1930s, 20s, 30s ...
Place: middle east, ottoman empire, saudi arabia, lebanon, cairo egypt ...
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22%
Michael the Brave (1971)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Romania, France, Italy
Duration: 203 min.
Story: An epic fresco depicting the reign (1593-1601) of Mihai Pätrascu (better known as "Mihai Viteazul" / "Michael the Brave"), the famous prince who united the three provinces: Transalpine Vallachia, Transylvania and Moldavia, into ...
Style: epic, captivating, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: battles, betrayal, graphic violence, politics, war, rivalry, state affairs, military, dishonesty, political intrigue, political unrest, battle zone ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages
Place: romania, transylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 183 min.
Story: Biography of the last Russian Monarch, Tsar Nicholas II and his Tsarina, Alexandra.Czar Nicholas II, the inept monarch of Russia, insensitive to the needs of his people, is overthrown and exiled to Siberia with his family.
Style: epic, realistic, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: royal family, russian revolution, czar, rise and fall, politics, rebellion, state affairs, political unrest, rebelliousness, russian history, family relations, world war one ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 90s, edwardian era
Place: russia, siberia, crimea
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
To Kill a King (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A recounting of the relationship between General Fairfax and Oliver Cromwell, as they try to cope with the consequences of deposing King Charles I.
Style: clever, captivating, talky, serious, realistic ...
Plot: rebelliousness, betrayal, rivalry, political unrest, state affairs, society, intrigue, dishonesty, revolution, torture, battlefield, political intrigue ...
Time: 17th century
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21%
The Clay Bird (2002)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Bangladesh
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A family must come to grips with its culture, its faith, and the brutal political changes entering its small-town world.
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: hopes, politics, family relations, tradition, village, muslim, state affairs, estrangement, social relations, parents and children, village life, school ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: pakistan, middle east, bangladesh
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Antagonists (1981)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 394 min.
TV show
Story: After the destruction of the Second Temple, 900 Jewish zealots hold out against a 5000 man Roman legion on the mountaintop fortress of Masada.
Style: epic, captivating, exciting, tense, serious ...
Plot: desert, roman empire, battles, siege, tragic hero, military, political unrest, human spirit, war, politics, rebelliousness, leadership ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history
Place: israel, holy land, middle east, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%