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Sword of War (2009)
Sword of War (2009)
Original name: Barbarossa
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Year 1100. Italy.The Northern lands are ruled by a German emperor: Fredrick aka "Barbarossa. His dream is to conquer also the lands in the Center and in the South so as to revive the Empire that was once of the one Charles Magno.But in the North a young man from Milan has formed an army of 900 young men coming from different cities: the "company of death". This young man's name is Alberto Da Giussano. His dream is to defeat the Emperor and to give back freedom to the Northern lands.
Style: serious, epic, realistic, captivating
Plot: heroes, battles, emperor, knight, leadership, rivalry, state affairs, soldier, siege, war, sword, warrior, war violence, battlefield, medieval, winter, military, violence, horse, army, forest, hunting, snow, death, castle ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: italy, europe, germany, milan italy

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, epic, realistic and exciting films with plots about heroes, battles, military, war, rivalry, state affairs and sword fight mostly in War, Drama and History genres. Some movies like Sword of War: September Eleven 1683 (2012), Druids (2001), Admiral (2015), Arn: The Kingdom at Road's End (2008), The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
September Eleven 1683 (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, Poland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Storyline: In the summer of 1683, 300 000 Ottoman Empire's warriors begin the siege of Vienna. City's fall, will open way to conquer the Europe. The Sept 11 is the day of main battle between Polish cavalry under the King Jan III Sobieski ...
Style: bleak, exciting, epic, serious, realistic ...
Plot: military, siege, battles, state affairs, head of state, escapades, adventure, wartime life, heroes, isolation, against humanity, religions or cults ...
Time: 17th century
Place: ottoman empire, europe, austria, vienna
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1612: Chronicles of the Dark Time (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 144 min.
Story: The czar of Russia has died and a power vacuum has developed. This period in the late 16th and early 17th century has been called "The Time of Troubles." There are many impostors who claim to the right to rule, but there's only one ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, epic
Plot: battles, conquering, war, politics, state affairs, wartime life, military, heroes, political unrest, sword fight, escapades, soldier ...
Time: 17th century
Place: poland, russia, europe, moscow russia
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Druids (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Belgium, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the year 60 B.C. a group of Druids, including the arch-druid Guttuart (Max von Sydow), witness the passing of a comet and interpret it as the sign of the coming of a king for their country Gaul, which has not had a king for a long time. Guttuart ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, epic, realistic ...
Plot: roman empire, battles, heroes, destiny, heroic mission, adventure, rise to the top, leadership, state affairs, betrayal, julius caesar, rivalry ...
Time: 1st century b.c.
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Hannibal: Rome's Worst Nightmare (2006)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: It is 200 years before the birth of Christ and Rome is the new superpower of the ancient world. She believes she is invincible - but one man is destined to change that. He is a man bound by oath to avenge the wrongs inflicted on his home and, in ...
Style: captivating, exciting, realistic, serious, epic
Plot: roman empire, conquering, ancient history, battles, leadership, heroes, vengeance, soldier, rivalry, war, elephant, escapades ...
Place: europe, spain, rome italy, alps
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Admiral (2015)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 151 min.
Story: When the young republic of The Netherlands is attacked by England, France and Germany and faces its own civil war no less, only one man, Michael de Ruyter, can lead the county's strongest weapon, the Dutch fleet.
Style: epic, captivating, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: naval battle, battles, war, state affairs, military, soldier, leadership, ocean, heroic mission, civil war, father son relationship, escapades ...
Time: 17th century
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
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Arn: The Kingdom at Road's End (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Finland, UK, Norway, Germany
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Arn has served his term in the Holy land and returns home to be reunited with his beloved Cecilia. When he returns home, he discovers that political forces tries to separate him and Cecilia - but thanks to queen Blanka they can finally get married. ...
Style: atmospheric, rough, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: state affairs, war, battlefield, military, escapades, adventure, homecoming, leadership, heroes, forbidden love, heroic mission, battle zone ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: sweden, holy land, europe, eastern europe
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The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Drawn from the same events that later inspired Gladiator, the film charts the power-hungry greed and father-son betrayal that led to Rome's collapse at the bloody hands of the Barbarians.
Style: epic, captivating, serious, stylized, exciting ...
Plot: roman empire, ancient history, betrayal, tragic hero, battles, ancient rome, battlefield, war, rivalry, politics, political unrest, adventure ...
Place: rome italy, europe, italy
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Iron & Blood: The Legend of Taras Bulba (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Russia, Ukraine, Poland
Duration: 131 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, realistic, exciting, serious, captivating ...
Plot: cossack, battles, rebelliousness, heroes, political unrest, leadership, society, sword fight, parent child relationship, state affairs, parents and children, father son relationship ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ukraine, poland, europe
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The Profession of Arms (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Bulgaria
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In autumn of 1526, the Emperor, Charles V, sends his German landsknechts led by Georg von Frundsberg to march towards Rome. The inferior papal armies, commanded by Giovanni de'Medici, try to chase them in the midst of a harsh winter. ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, epic
Plot: soldier, leadership, military, military life, life is a bitch, betrayal, battles, renaissance, war, winter, heroes, night ...
Time: 16th century
Place: italy
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The 300 Spartans (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Essentially true story of how Spartan king Leonidas led an extremely small army of Greek Soldiers (300 of his personal body guards from Sparta) to hold off an invading Persian army now thought to have numbered 250,000.
Style: epic, serious, rough, exciting, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, soldier, battles, heroic mission, adventure, warrior, master warrior, chaos, chaos and mayhem, against the odds, leadership, greek ...
Time: 19th century, 60s, 18th century
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe, rome italy, egypt
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1911 (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: At the beginning of the 20th century, China is in a state of crisis. The country is split into warring factions, the citizens are starving, and recent political reforms have made matters worse, not better. The ruling Qing Dynasty, led by a ...
Style: epic, exciting, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: revolution, brutality, soldier, battles, rebellion, leadership, political unrest, combat, sword, heroes, gunfight, martial arts ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: china, asia
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El Cid (1961)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 182 min.
Story: Epic film of the legendary Spanish hero, Rodrigo Diaz ("El Cid" to his followers), who, without compromising his strict sense of honour, still succeeds in taking the initiative and driving the Moors from Spain.
Style: epic, stylized, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: knight, siege, battles, treason, convent, tragic hero, betrayal, adventure, royal family, heroic mission, political unrest, state affairs ...
Time: 11th century, middle ages
Place: spain, europe, africa
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Braveheart (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
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: epic, breathtaking, rough, scenic, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: freedom, battles, warrior, tragic hero, courage, war, medieval, idealism, legend, leadership, folk hero, vengeance ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century, 13th century
Place: scotland, scottish highlands, england, europe, united kingdom ...
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Ironclad (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, Switzerland, USA, Germany
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In the year 1215, the rebel barons of England have forced their despised King John to put his royal seal on the Magna Carta, a seminal document that upheld the rights of free men. Yet within months of pledging himself to the great charter, the King ...
Style: realistic, captivating, exciting, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: knight, adventure, warrior, siege, battles, crusader, castle, evil king, battlefield, king, rebellion, revolution ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century
Place: england, europe
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Arn: The Knight Templar (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Sweden, UK, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Germany, Morocco
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Arn, the son of a high-ranking Swedish nobleman is educated in a monastery and sent to the Holy Land as a knight templar to do penance for a forbidden love.
Style: stylized, captivating, exciting, epic, scenic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monastery, knight, crusader, adventure, heroes, war, forbidden love, battles, nun, adaptation, cavalry, religion ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: europe, sweden, holy land, middle east, scandinavia ...
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1944 The Final Defence (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The Soviet army breaks through the Finnish defences on the Karelian Isthmus in June 1944, advancing with overwhelming force. Somehow, the Finnish troops must find the strength to fight back, with all odds against them. The Battle of Tali-Ihantala ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, military, battles, against the odds, heroes, wartime life, war, rivalry, infantrymen, battlefield, summer ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: europe, finland, ussr, russia
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By the Will of Chingis Khan (2009)
Genre: History, War
Country: Mongolia, Russia, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Three childhood friends. Three sworn brothers. One was initiated into the sacrament and grew up to be a great shaman. The other two followed the path of war and the nation recognised them as leaders. But only one of them was to become the ruler of ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, exciting, thought provoking ...
Plot: genghis khan, military, leadership, battles, rise to the top, rivalry, heroes, adventure, ambition, escapades, war, historical character ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century, 13th century
Place: asia, china
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Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan (2007)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Russia, Germany, Kazakhstan
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The story recounts the early life of Genghis Khan, a slave who went on to conquer half the world in the 11th century.
Style: realistic, epic, captivating, stylized, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conquering, leadership, battles, monk, king, rise to the top, escape, leader, ambition, historical character, ruler, power struggle ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: mongolia, asia, china
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Last Knights (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA, South Korea, Czech Republic
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, stylized, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: medieval, sword fight, warrior, knight, vengeance, honor, king arthur, master warrior, emperor, adventure, coup d'etat, heroes ...
Time: middle ages, future, 18th century
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Battle of the Warriors (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: China, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong
Duration: 133 min.
Story: In 370 B.C, China was separated as seven nations and several other small tribes, one of these being the city state of Liang. The nation of Zhao is led by the terrifying Xiang Yangzhong who orders his troops to conquer the small city. Leaping to the ...
Style: rough, stylized, exciting, epic, realistic ...
Plot: conquering, military, battles, siege, heroic mission, against the odds, leadership, heroes, rivalry, intrigue, war, ruler ...
Place: ancient china, asia, china
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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: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating, epic
Plot: betrayal, battles, battle zone, political intrigue, political unrest, politics, state affairs, military, dishonesty, rivalry, war, graphic violence ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages
Place: romania, transylvania
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Bang Rajan (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Thailand
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Set right before the fall of Thailand's old capital, Ayuttaya, Bang Rajan draws on the legend of a village of fighters who bravely fended off the Burmese armies. With no support from the Royal army, the villagers drives the invading Burmese ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, captivating ...
Plot: battles, battlefield, resistance, warrior, leader, sword fight, massacre, army, village, rebelliousness, military, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century
Place: thailand, burma, asia, massachusetts
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Gettysburg (1993)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 271 min.
Story: Summer 1863. The Confederacy pushes north into Pennsylvania. Union divisions converge to face them. The two great armies clash at Gettysburg, site of a theology school. For three days, through such legendary actions as Little Round Top and ...
Style: epic, realistic, captivating, serious, exciting ...
Plot: american civil war, slavery, civil war, battles, military, war, soldier, heroic mission, civil rights, battle zone, military life, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, pennsylvania, maryland
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Nomad: The Warrior (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Kazakhstan, France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The Nomad is a historical epic set in 18th-century Kazakhstan. The film is a fictionalised account of the youth and coming-of-age of Ablai Khan, as he grows and fights to defend the fortress at Hazrat-e Turkestan from Dzungar invaders.
Style: serious, exciting, rough, epic
Plot: nomad, battles, folk hero, leadership, heroic mission, tragic hero, rise and fall, political unrest, rivalry, ambition, state affairs, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: kazakhstan, asia
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Henry V (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, 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, exciting, serious, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: medieval, battles, war, honor, politics, king of england, royal family, mistress, military, state affairs, love and romance, tragedy ...
Time: 15th century
Place: france, europe, england, london, scotland
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The Warring States (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: China
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Rival Chinese military strategists Sun Bin (Sun Honglei) and Pang Juan (Francis Ng) clash in this historic war adventure set during the Era of Warring States.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, captivating, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, rivalry, heroes, battles, uninhibited rivalry, military life, political unrest, political intrigue, dishonesty, state affairs, betrayal, soldier ...
Place: china, asia
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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: exciting, epic, stylized, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: knight, king arthur, battles, medieval, king, swords and armor, roman empire, army, folk hero, state affairs, arthurian legend, freedom ...
Time: middle ages, 5th century, 18th century
Place: scotland, europe, england, britain, rome italy ...
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Kagemusha (1980)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: When a warlord dies, a peasant thief is called upon to impersonate him, in order to protect his clan from appearing weak and vulnerable. But he finds himself haunted by the warlord’s spirit as well as his own ambitions.
Style: epic, captivating, bleak, enigmatic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, battles, warlord, japanese history, lookalikes, war, feudal japan, disorder, switching roles, state affairs, mistaken identity, emperor ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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The Warrior (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: South Korea, China
Duration: 158 min.
Story: In 1375, China was in chaos between Yuan Dynasty and Ming Dynasty. Coryo (an ancient kingdom of Korea then) sent a delegation of many diplomats, soldiers and a silent slave to make peace with the new Chinese government. However, this delegation got ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, epic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, martial arts, master warrior, exile, desert, samurai, survival, heroic mission, war, love affair, tragic hero, adventure ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: china, korea, hong kong, asia, mongolia ...
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Genghis Khan: To the Ends of the Earth and Sea (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A look at Genghis Khan's life, from his birth to conquests in Asia.
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, epic, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, conquering, adventure, heroes, ambition, leadership, haunted by the past, escapades, rise to the top, rivalry, betrayal, master warrior ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century, 12th century
Place: mongolia, asia
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