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Damn the Defiant! (1962)
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Damn the Defiant! (1962)
Original name: H.M.S. Defiant
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Defiant's crew is part of a fleet-wide movement to present a petition of grievances to the Admiralty. Violence must be no part of it. The continual sadism of Defiant's first officer makes this difficult, and when the captain is disabled, the chance for violence increases.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ship, napoleonic wars, sea battle, mutiny, royal navy, pirate, war, adventure, ocean, military, heroes, ocean or sea, soldier, battles, betrayal, conspiracy, rebellion, adventurer, battleship, moral dilemma, danger, heroic mission, rebelliousness, introspection, military life ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: england, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, exciting and suspenseful films with plots about military, heroes, battles, war, escapades, military life and danger mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like Damn the Defiant!: Hornblower: Mutiny (2001), Horatio Hornblower: The Duel (1998), Hornblower: Duty (2003), Horatio Hornblower 3 (2003), Mutiny on the Bounty (1962). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
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Duration: 98 min.
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Horatio Hornblower: The Duel (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: exciting, serious, realistic
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Hornblower: Duty (2003)
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Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
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Duration: 100 min.
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Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
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Duration: 178 min.
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