Movies like The Fall of Otrar

If you like "The Fall of Otrar" you are looking for movies about / with islam, torture, palace, murder, blood, merchant and tent themes of Drama, History and War genre shot in Soviet Union or Kazakhstan.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
The Fall of Otrar (1991)
 7.2
 99
The Fall of Otrar (1991)
Original name: Gibel Otrara
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Soviet Union, Kazakhstan
Duration: 176 min.
Story: Aleksei German produced and co-wrote (with wife and regular collaborator Svetlana Karmalita) Ardak Amirkulov’s staggering historical epic about the intrigue and turmoil preceding Genghis Khan’s systematic destruction of the lost East Asian civilization of Otrar. The movie that spurred the extraordinary wave of great Kazakh films in the 90s, The Fall of Otrar is at once hallucinatory, visually resplendent and ferociously energetic, packed with eye-catching (and gouging) detail and traversing an endless variety of parched, epic landscapes and ornate palaces.
Plot: islam, torture, palace, murder, blood, merchant, tent, throat slitting, impalement, head on a stake, axe murder

Movie in categories

islam movies
785
torture movies
3948
palace movies
305
murder movies
17253
blood movies
9952
merchant movies
118
tent movies
869

Most similar movies to The Fall of Otrar

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, tense and suspenseful films with plots about murder, blood, death, torture, brutality, husband wife relationship and violence mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like The Fall of Otrar: Edward II (1970), Boris Godunov (1986), Alone in Berlin (2016), Slavers (1977), Forgotten (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
 92
Edward II (1970)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The reign of Edward II, King of England, is troubled from the start when he brings his male lover, hated by the nobles, out of exile.
Plot: king, archbishop, infidelity, murder, male homosexuality, mourning, death, blood, death of father, prince, homosexuality, father son relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.7
 210
Boris Godunov (1986)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union, Poland, Czechoslovakia, West Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Praised for its fine photography and production design if not its narrative, Sergei Bondarchuk directed this adaptation of the tale by Alexander Pushkin. Boris Godunov came to the Czarist throne at the end of the 16th century, after the original ...
Plot: russian history, bell, battle, murder, coronation, impostor, torture, czar, idiot, usurper, battles
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Alone in Berlin (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Berlin in June of 1940. While Nazi propaganda celebrates the regime’s victory over France, a kitchen-cum-living room in Prenzlauer Berg is filled with grief. Anna and Otto Quangel’s son has been killed at the front. This working class couple had ...
Style: heartbreaking, realistic, enigmatic, suspenseful, factual ...
Plot: world war two, nazi germany, murder, gestapo, torture, death of son, violence, robbery, bereavement, mechanic, suicide, war ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1943, year 1940
Place: berlin germany, germany, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 4.7
 125
Slavers (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A story about slave hunting, colonialism, revenge and love.
Plot: slave trade, slavery, decapitation, tribe, jungle, death, blood, torture, nudity (full frontal - brief), exploitation
Time: 1800s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 138
Forgotten (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Bolivia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: José, a Bolivian retired general, is lying on his deathbed after a heart attack. Tormented by memories of his involvement in Operation Condor and invaded by deep remorse, he decides to tell his only son his biggest secrets in search of redemption.
Plot: kidnapping, flashback, disappearance, political repression, cia, torture, water torture, violence, torture victim, electric torture, operation condor
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.6
 5K
Hatred (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Summer of 1939. Zosia is a young Polish girl who is deeply in love with Ukrainian Petro. Their great love will be put to the test when her father decides to marry her to a wealthy widower Skiba. Right after wedding she is left alone because her ...
Style: tense, suspense, captivating, suspenseful, thought provoking
Plot: genocide, nazi occupation, war atrocity, unhappy marriage, female protagonist, survival, anti war, murder, village, escape, baby, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943, year 1939
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Battle of Kosovo (1989)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Battle of Kosovo (Serbian: Boj na Kosovu) is a 1989 Yugoslav historical drama/war film filmed in Serbia. The film was based on the drama written by poet Ljubomir Simovic. It depicts the historical Battle of Kosovo between Medieval Serbia and the ...
Style: light, dark, epic
Plot: battle, battles, historical event, battlefield, horse, death of father, song, sword, painting, cow, traitor, husband wife relationship ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: kosovo, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Operation Silver A (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Based on actual events. Late 1941, Group Silver A are dropped into occupied Czechoslovakia on an SOE mission to set up a Radio communications centre for the resistance, and contact a German Army officer whom is forwarding information to the British.
Style: compassionate, suspenseful, sentimental, disturbing, suspense
Plot: conspiracy, world war two, fight, german occupation, agent, police officer, beating, torture, husband wife relationship, traitor, mass murder, secret mission ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1941, year 1942
Place: prague czech republic, central europe, czechoslovakia, prague czechoslovakia, prague
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Movie in collections
Sometimes in April (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, Rwanda, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Debra Winger, Oris Erhuero and Idris Elba star in this drama framed by the Rwandan genocide.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: genocide, against humanity, civil war, massacre, racism, politics, battles, political unrest, danger, state affairs, deadly, military ...
Time: 90s, year 1994, 1990s
Place: rwanda, africa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.0
 495
The Colonel (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A "Reformed Colonel" is found dead in Paris, a couple of decades after Algeria's struggle for independence was won from France. Lieutenant Galois is assigned the investigation of this murder. She receives the diary of Lieutenent Guy ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, captivating
Plot: military, murder, algerian war, torture, military life, investigation, state affairs, crimes, deadly, uncover truth, love affair, brutality ...
Time: 50s, 90s
Place: algeria, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Slave Queen of Babylon (1963)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: General Onnos returns from a successful military campaign to the Assyrian capital of Nineveh. He presents King Minurte with a number of newly-captured slaves including Kir, defeated king of the Dardanians. Kir attracts the attention of Semiramis, a ...
Plot: peplum, sword and sandal, chariot, murder, loincloth, steam bath, torture, arrow in chest, poisoned drink, sword fight, forced labor, queen ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.8
 12K
Breaker Morant (1980)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: During the Boer War, three Australian lieutenants are on trial for shooting Boer prisoners. Though they acted under orders, they are being used as scapegoats by the General Staff, who hopes to distance themselves from the irregular practices of the ...
Style: tense, thought provoking, suspenseful, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: war, military, murder, anti war, australian, legal, military life, soldier, politics, injustice, false accusation, war crime ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century, 90s
Place: south africa, australia, africa, south australia, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Torture Dungeon (1970)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: In Medieval England, a sadistic duke plots to kill off all the heirs to the throne of England so he can claim he title crown for himself.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: murder, torture, impalement, female nudity, duke, pitchfork, horse, sex, funeral, sword, blood, gore ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.6
 53K
Macbeth (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Feature film adaptation of Shakespeare's Scottish play about General Macbeth whose ambitious wife urges him to use wicked means in order to gain power of the throne over the sitting king, Duncan.
Style: bleak, stylized, captivating, brutal, atmospheric ...
Plot: betrayal, murder, ambition, medieval, assassination, couple relations, state affairs, tragic hero, rise and fall, losing-it hero, witches, rivalry ...
Time: middle ages, 11th century, 70s, 1930s
Place: scotland, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
 133
The Revolt (1962)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the year 1637 in Shimabara of Tokugawa-era Japan, oppressed peasant Christians revolt against the shogunate with the aid of a charismatic Christian rebel leader Shiro Amakusa.
Plot: japanese new wave, revolt, samurai, burned alive, torture, christianity, repression, christian, gun, painter, violence, rape ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Man on the Shore (1993)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, Canada, Haiti, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Early 1960s Haiti during Duvallier's dictatorship seen through the eyes of a young girl whose family heavily suffered.
Style: disturbing, bleak, thought provoking, captivating, serious ...
Plot: family relations, on the run, life is a bitch, rebellion, state affairs, siblings relations, child, oppression, captain, chief of police, death of husband, hiding ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: haiti, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Conspiracy of Torture (1969)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In 1599 Italy, Beatrice Cenci is the teenage daughter of the crazed landowner and nobleman Francesco Cenci whom he keeps his daughter locked up in the dungeon of his castle and sexually abuses her as well. Beatrice then plots with her stepmother, ...
Plot: murder, castle, male bondage, screaming, assassination plot, violent behavior, butt naked, male bare butt, sadistic violence, incest rape, sadist, cardinal ...
Time: 16th century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Children of War (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: India
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Children of War is a movie based on the true events of the 1971 Genocide. Can we, in search of power, become animals? A genocide; neglected! The first use of rape as a weapon of war; undocumented! The lives of millions; unaccounted! The culprits; ...
Style: tense, suspense, suspenseful, contemplative, disturbing ...
Plot: genocide, rape, independence, rape victim, sexual assault, brutality, liberation, islam, cruelty, women, women's rights, brother sister relationship ...
Time: year 1971, 70s
Place: bangladesh
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
betrayal movies
8545
politics movies
3280
battle movies
2083
courage movies
2309
 7.1
 6K
Black Robe (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the 17th century a Jesuit priest and a young companion are escorted through the wilderness of Quebec by Algonquin Indians to find a distant mission in the dead of winter. The Jesuit experiences a spiritual journey while his young companion falls ...
Style: bleak, thought provoking, realistic, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: native american, indians, wilderness, redemption, jesuit, journey, culture clash, shaman, hopes, society, interracial relations, escapades ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: canada, quebec, india, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.7
 92
Wild Wind (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: August 1943, Europe. The tentacles of the German octopus have begun to recoil. As the Nazis retreat, their concern focuses on the supply of oil from the refineries of Romania. Without the flow of "black gold", Germany's doom is ...
Plot: world war two, partisan, russian, battle, train, violence, murder, death, machine gun, blood, traitor, battles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 8.2
 8K
I Am Cuba (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Cuba, Soviet Union
Duration: 141 min.
Story: An unabashed exercise in cinema stylistics, I Am Cuba is pro-Castro/anti-Batista rhetoric dressed up in the finest clothes. The film's four dramatic stories take place in the final days of the Batista regime; the first two illustrate the ills ...
Style: captivating, factual, epic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: rebellion, propaganda, political unrest, revolution, state affairs, society, politics, injustice, tyranny, coup d'etat, power struggle, university ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba, tokyo, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.6
 23K
Bloody Sunday (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The dramatised story of the Irish civil rights protest march on January 30 1972 which ended in a massacre by British troops.
Style: bleak, rough, disturbing, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: civil rights, ira, fighting the system, state affairs, political unrest, life is a bitch, social problems, conflict, social decay, society, protest, irish ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: ireland, northern ireland, europe, england, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.2
 3K
Furious (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A story of a legendary battle, where seventeen fearless warriors defend their land against an army of thousands well-trained soldiers. In 13th-century Mongol warrior hordes and their leader, Batu Khan, control most of the known world. As the Mongols ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, tense, rough, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fight scenes, murder, friendship, danger, blood, twists & turns, heroic mission, life is a bitch, heroes, medieval, swordsman, rescue ...
Time: 13th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 657
Sekigahara (2017)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 150 min.
Story: In the year 1600, a battle determines the future ruler for Japan and the beginning of the rise of the Tokugawa shogunate.
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, sentimental, thought provoking ...
Plot: japanese history, shogun, samurai, female ninja, death sentence, employer employee relationship, employee, murder, betrayal, spy, ninja, slavery ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Paradise Road (1997)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Paradise Road is a 1997 film which tells the story of a group of English, American, Dutch and Australian women who are imprisoned in Sumatra during World War II. It was directed by Bruce Beresford and stars Glenn Close as beatific Adrienne Pargiter, ...
Style: serious, uplifting, emotional, touching, harsh ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: world war two, prison, pow, war crime, island, war, friendship, human spirit, danger, prison life, survival, holocaust ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s
Place: singapore, japan, asia, indonesia, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Julius Caesar (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: All star cast heads up this 1970 remake of the William Shakespeare classic tale of the betrayal of the the Roman senate against their emperor, the plotting and scheming that led up to the assassination of the title charecter, and all of Romes' ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychotronic
Plot: assassination, betrayal, tragic hero, heroes, right hand man, roman empire, political unrest, political intrigue, downfall, rise and fall, intrigue, head of state ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
Place: rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Turkish Ice Cream (2019)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In 1915, two Turks in Australia make a living by selling ice cream. When they hear war has broken out, they decide to go to Çanakkale. Authorities don't let them leave the island, so the two decide to put up a fight in Australia.
Plot: world war one, ice cream, imperialism, boycott, turkish, horse, train, murder, camel, ambush, aborigine, insubordination ...
Place: britain, australia, ottoman empire
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.7
 365K
Black Hawk Down (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 144 min.
Story: When U.S. Rangers and an elite Delta Force team attempt to kidnap two underlings of a Somali warlord, their Black Hawk helicopters are shot down, and the Americans suffer heavy casualties, facing intense fighting from the militia on the ground.
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, disturbing, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, war, warrior, courage, battles, u.s. military, gunfight, marine, chaos, survival, helicopter, army ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1992, year 1993
Place: somalia, africa, north africa, arkansas, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Water Diviner (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1919, Australian farmer Joshua Connor travels to Turkey to discover the fate of his three sons, reported missing in action. Holding on to hope, Joshua must travel across the war-torn landscape to find the truth and his own peace.
Style: emotional, touching, captivating, compassionate, suspense ...
Plot: world war one, missing person, missing son, family drama, parents and children, redemption, escapades, promise, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, death of son, loss of son ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1915, year 1919
Place: australia, turkey, istanbul turkey, ottoman empire, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.0
 10K
The Grey Zone (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Nazi doctor, along with the Sonderkomando Jews – who are forced to work in the crematoria of Auschwitz against their fellow-Jews – find themselves in a moral grey zone.
Style: bleak, disturbing, serious, factual, depressing ...
Plot: holocaust, rebellion, survival, world war two, concentration camp, nazi, anti semitism, redemption, smuggling, human spirit, against humanity, moral dilemma ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: poland, europe, germany, budapest, budapest hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%