Movies like Gladiator

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Gladiator (2000)
 8.5
 1.2M
Gladiator (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 155 min.
Story: In the year 180, the death of emperor Marcus Aurelius throws the Roman Empire into chaos. Maximus is one of the Roman army's most capable and trusted generals and a key advisor to the emperor. As Marcus' devious son Commodus ascends to the throne, Maximus is set to be executed. He escapes, but is captured by slave traders. Renamed Spaniard and forced to become a gladiator, Maximus must battle to the death with other men for the amusement of paying audiences.
Style: epic, captivating, exciting, rough, suspense, bloody, emotional, suspenseful, breathtaking, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: warrior, vengeance, roman empire, courage, master warrior, pride and honor, emperor, tragic hero, heroes, freedom, slavery, revenge, rivalry, adventure, gladiator, arena, battlefield, dishonesty, obsessive quest, prince, ruler, throne, attack, dignity, sword fight ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: italy, germany, dungeon, north africa, spain, rome italy

Most similar movies to Gladiator

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, epic, exciting and realistic films with plots about heroes, betrayal, rivalry, violence, adventure, beautiful scenery and warrior mostly in Drama, Action and Adventure genres. Some movies like Gladiator: Spartacus (2004), Braveheart (1995), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), Troy (2004), Last Knights (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.8
 5K
Spartacus (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: Sentenced to spend out the rest of his adult life laboring in the harsh deserts of Egypt, the Thracian slave Spartacus gets a new lease on life when he is purchased by the obese owner of a Roman gladiator school. Moved by the defiance of an ...
Style: emotional, serious, epic, uplifting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, slavery, leadership, rebellion, adventure, heroes, rise and fall, tragic hero, human spirit, dishonesty, righting the wronged, slave ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world, 1st century b.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 881K
Braveheart (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Enraged at the slaughter of Murron, his new bride and childhood love, Scottish warrior William Wallace slays a platoon of the local English lord's soldiers. This leads the village to revolt and, eventually, the entire country to rise up against ...
Style: rough, epic, exciting, factual, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: freedom, war, tragic hero, warrior, courage, love story, heroes, battles, folk hero, vengeance, leadership, torture ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: scotland, england, scottish highlands, europe, edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK, Spain, Germany, Morocco
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, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: knight, battles, king, warrior, siege, war, military, christianity, army, muslim, self sacrifice, adventure ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: holy land, middle east, england, israel, palestine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 446K
Troy (2004)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA, Malta, UK
Duration: 163 min.
Story: In year 1250 B.C. during the late Bronze age, two emerging nations begin to clash. Paris, the Trojan prince, convinces Helen, Queen of Sparta, to leave her husband Menelaus, and sail with him back to Troy. After Menelaus finds out that his wife was ...
Style: epic, exciting, rough, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: warrior, betrayal, tragic hero, courage, army, mythology, forbidden love, ancient, heroes, sword fight, heroic, war ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.2
 36K
Last Knights (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, South Korea
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When an evil emperor executes their leader, his band of knights – bound by duty and honour – embarks on a journey of vengeance that will not come to an end until they've destroyed their mortal foe.
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, sword fight, warrior, emperor, medieval, abuse of power, adventure, coup d'etat, master warrior, corrupt, happy ending, lone hero ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 268K
Apocalypto (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Set in the Mayan civilization, when a man's idyllic presence is brutally disrupted by a violent invading force, he is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression where a harrowing end awaits him. Through a twist of fate ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, intense, harsh, epic ...
Plot: survival, slavery, adventure, chase, manhunt, tribe, solar eclipse, native, sacrifice, death, prophecy, jaguar ...
Time: ancient history, 16th century
Place: central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Last Samurai (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, New Zealand, Japan
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Nathan Algren is an American hired to instruct the Japanese army in the ways of modern warfare, which finds him learning to respect the samurai and the honorable principles that rule them. Pressed to destroy the samurai's way of life in the ...
Style: exciting, captivating, epic, serious, inter cultural ...
Plot: warrior, samurai, self discovery, courage, master warrior, friendship, battles, swords and armor, human spirit, military life, dignity, pride and honor ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1800s
Place: japan, asia, pacific ocean, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.8
 139K
Rome (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.
Style: epic, sexual, exciting, captivating, tense ...
Plot: roman empire, incest, betrayal, intrigue, emperor, rivalry, strong sexual content, warrior, power struggle, political conspiracy, treason, slavery ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
Place: europe, italy, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.7
 685K
300 (2006)
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Based on Frank Miller's graphic novel, "300" is very loosely based the 480 B.C. Battle of Thermopylae, where the King of Sparta led his army against the advancing Persians; the battle is said to have inspired all of Greece to band ...
Style: epic, exciting, harsh, scenic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: warrior, courage, battles, ancient, historical character, master warrior, heroic mission, human spirit, war, army, against the odds, legends and myths ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Spartacus: War of the Damned (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Spartacus is an American television series inspired by the historical figure of Spartacus, a Thracian gladiator who from 73 to 71 BCE led a major slave uprising against the Roman Republic departing from Capua.
Style: epic, rough, exciting, sexual, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, rebellion, slavery, battles, warrior, rebel, sword and sandal, strong sexual content, death, master warrior, gladiator, soldier ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 38K
Ben-Hur (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A falsely accused nobleman survives years of slavery to take vengeance on his best friend who betrayed him.
Style: epic, exciting, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, roman empire, vengeance, confined, false accusation, dishonesty, moral dilemma, male friendship, resistance fighter, sibling rivalry, ancient rome, justice ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: italy, greece, jerusalem, palestine, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 73K
Centurion (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Britain, A.D. 117. Quintus Dias, the sole survivor of a Pictish raid on a Roman frontier fort, marches north with General Virilus' legendary Ninth Legion, under orders to wipe the Picts from the face of the Earth and destroy their leader, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, soldier, behind enemy lines, survival, adventure, danger, sole survivor, war, battles, confined, sword fight, betrayal ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: britain, england, europe, scotland, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 6.7
 238K
Robin Hood (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 140 min.
Story: When soldier Robin happens upon the dying Robert of Loxley, he promises to return the man's sword to his family in Nottingham. There, he assumes Robert's identity; romances his widow, Marion; and draws the ire of the town's sheriff ...
Style: epic, exciting, captivating, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: knight, folk hero, archer, love and romance, adventure, robin hood, hopes, rivalry, political intrigue, sword fight, betrayal, invasion ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century, 19th century
Place: england, europe, france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.5
 99K
Pompeii (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In 79 A.D., Milo, a slave turned gladiator, finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia, the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant who has been unwillingly betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts in a ...
Style: epic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: roman empire, slavery, forces of nature, save the lady, adventure, danger, race against time, ruler, forbidden love, chaos, gladiator, volcanic eruption ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 70s
Place: italy, britain, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 179 min.
Story: Frodo and Sam are trekking to Mordor to destroy the One Ring of Power while Gimli, Legolas and Aragorn search for the orc-captured Merry and Pippin. All along, nefarious wizard Saruman awaits the Fellowship members at the Orthanc Tower in Isengard.
Style: exciting, captivating, epic, stylized, scenic ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, save the world, fantasy world, friendship, imaginary, imaginary kingdom, heroic mission, pride and honor, army, attack, magical ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 152K
Immortals (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Theseus is a mortal man chosen by Zeus to lead the fight against the ruthless King Hyperion, who is on a rampage across Greece to obtain a weapon that can destroy humanity.
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, epic, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: immortality, legends and myths, good versus evil, army, mythology, adventure, fight for supremacy, greek, heroes, vengeance, legendary, battles ...
Time: ancient history, future
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 235K
The Patriot (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 165 min.
Story: After proving himself on the field of battle in the French and Indian War, Benjamin Martin wants nothing more to do with such things, preferring the simple life of a farmer. But when his son Gabriel enlists in the army to defend their new nation, ...
Style: rough, uplifting, captivating, sentimental, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, revolution, rebellion, battles, freedom, daring rescue, human spirit, british, heroic mission, parents and children, war, period piece ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa, england, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 201 min.
Story: Aragorn is revealed as the heir to the ancient kings as he, Gandalf and the other members of the broken fellowship struggle to save Gondor from Sauron's forces. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam bring the ring closer to the heart of Mordor, the dark ...
Style: epic, exciting, captivating, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, friendship, warrior, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, battles, sword and sorcery, ancient, save the world, journey, destiny ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Young hobbit Frodo Baggins, after inheriting a mysterious ring from his uncle Bilbo, must leave his home in order to keep it from falling into the hands of its evil creator. Along the way, a fellowship is formed to protect the ringbearer and make ...
Style: atmospheric, exciting, epic, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, imaginary kingdom, friendship, fantasy world, imaginary, save the world, sword and sorcery, journey, heroic mission, mythology, ancient ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: mine, new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.6
 153K
Alexander (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Netherlands, France, Italy
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: ambition, homosexuality, war, heroes, rise to the top, conquering, adventure, state affairs, battle zone, ruler, royal family, gory ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: greece, macedonia, persia, ancient greece, egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.6
 329K
Vikings (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Ireland, Canada
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Vikings follows the adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok, the greatest hero of his age. The series tells the sagas of Ragnar's band of Viking brothers and his family, as he rises to become King of the Viking tribes. As well as being a fearless ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, captivating, stylized, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: warrior, vikings, historical character, heroic, legends and myths, battles, tough heroes, master warrior, king, adventure, intrigue, rise to the top ...
Time: middle ages
Place: scandinavia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 165K
Hero (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: One man defeated three assassins who sought to murder the most powerful warlord in pre-unified China.
Style: epic, serious, stylized, atmospheric, exciting ...
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, ruler, king, courage, duel, reward, execution, self sacrifice, suicide, deception, sword fight ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, ancient china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 61K
The Eagle (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In 140 AD, twenty years after the unexplained disappearance of the entire Ninth Legion in the mountains of Scotland, young centurion Marcus Aquila (Tatum) arrives from Rome to solve the mystery and restore the reputation of his father, the commander ...
Style: epic, suspenseful, serious, bleak, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, slavery, legends and myths, soldier, honor, wilderness, heroes, danger, master and servant, culture clash, adventure, tribe ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: england, scotland, scottish highlands, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: As the English and French soldiers battle for control of the American colonies in the 18th century, the settlers and native Americans are forced to take sides. Cora and her sister Alice unwittingly walk into trouble but are reluctantly saved by ...
Style: epic, exciting, emotional, serious, touching ...
Plot: forbidden love, army, freedom, adventure, woman in danger, vengeance, father daughter relationship, axe, french, commander, massacre, adventure hero ...
Time: 18th century, 1930s
Place: usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 151K
King Arthur (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK, Ireland
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The story of the Arthurian legend, based on the 'Sarmatian hypothesis' which contends that the legend has a historical nucleus in the Sarmatian heavy cavalry troops stationed in Britain, and that the Roman-British military commander, ...
Style: epic, stylized, entertaining, intense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, knight, king arthur, swords and armor, freedom, christianity, arthurian legend, childhood, invasion, bishop, military, horse ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century
Place: scotland, europe, england, britain, dungeon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 624K
The Revenant (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Western
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In the 1820s, a frontiersman, Hugh Glass, sets out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, vengeance, violence, lone hero, revenge, snow, old west, betrayal, native american, manhunt, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Man in the Iron Mask (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Years have passed since the Three Musketeers, Aramis, Athos and Porthos, have fought together with their friend, D'Artagnan. But with the tyrannical King Louis using his power to wreak havoc in the kingdom while his twin brother, Philippe, ...
Style: baroque, exciting, atmospheric, serious, suspense ...
Plot: twins, lookalikes, throne, musketeer, adventure, daring rescue, royal family, danger, hopes, escapades, heroes, righting the wronged ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century, 19th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, dungeon, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 98K
Revolt (1985)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In Medieval Japan, an elderly warlord retires, handing over his empire to his three sons. However, he vastly underestimates how their new-found power will corrupt them.
Style: epic, atmospheric, captivating, stylized, emotional ...
Plot: betrayal, greed, vengeance, samurai, insanity, revenge, chaos, funeral, murder, rivalry, throne, arranged marriage ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages
Place: japan, feudal japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 2.8
 582
The Arena (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Action
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In an age of Gladiators, the power that was Rome held its empire together with the might of its armies, the sweat and tears of its conquests, and the cheers and bloodlust of its citizens - glorified in the deadly spectacle of The Arena. Stolen from ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, remake of cult film
Plot: ambition, dishonesty, heroes, survival, danger, rebellion, rivalry, contests and competitions, master warrior, corrupted ruler, adventure, confined ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 58K
13 Assassins (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan, UK
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A bravado period action film set at the end of Japan's feudal era in which a group of unemployed samurai are enlisted to bring down a sadistic lord and prevent him from ascending to the throne and plunging the country into a war-torn future.
Style: stylized, epic, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: samurai, warrior, massacre, suicide, swordsman, mission, martial arts, swords and armor, assassination, violence, assassin, explosion ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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