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Khartoum (1966)
 6.8
 6K
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 threat of being conquered by a Muslim army.
Style: epic, realistic, serious, factual, talky, suspenseful, exciting, rough, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: siege, desert, islam, politics, culture clash, military, imperialism, negotiation, british empire, wartime, justice, civil war, transformation, brutality, adventure, war, heroes, soldier, battles, danger, society, heroic mission, political unrest, escapades, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, 1880s, 18th century
Place: africa, sudan, egypt, england, scotland, belgium, cairo egypt ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, exciting and epic films with plots about military, war, soldier, heroes, battle, battles and adventure mostly in War, History and Drama genres. Some movies like Khartoum: Lawrence of Arabia (1962), 55 Days at Peking (1963), The Four Feathers (2002), King Arthur (2004), Zulu (1964). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 216 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, realistic, captivating, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: desert, adventure, british colonial, war, battles, horse, imperialism, rebel, politics, culture clash, historical character, muslim ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 30s, 20s, 1930s
Place: ottoman empire, middle east, saudi arabia, lebanon, jerusalem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
55 Days at Peking (1963)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Diplomats, soldiers and other representatives of a dozen nations fend off the siege of the International Compound in Peking during the 1900 Boxer Rebellion. The disparate interests unite for survival despite competing factions, overwhelming odds, ...
Style: epic, exciting, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: siege, imperialism, politics, military, against the odds, tragic hero, rescue, revolution, culture clash, political conspiracy, political unrest, rivalry ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, turn of the century
Place: england, china, france, asia, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Four Feathers (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The story, set in 1875, follows a British officer (Heath Ledger) who resigns his post when he learns of his regiment's plan to ship out to the Sudan for the conflict with the Mahdi. His friends and fiancée send him four white feathers which ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, touching, epic, intense ...
Plot: military, imperialism, soldier, redemption, rescue, desert, colonialism, islam, slavery, revenge, loyalty, siege ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1880s, victorian era, 1890s
Place: england, sudan, africa, europe, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.3
 153K
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: knight, roman empire, king arthur, swords and armor, army, folk hero, freedom, christianity, arthurian legend, horse, military, self sacrifice ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century
Place: scotland, europe, england, britain, dungeon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.7
 34K
Zulu (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In 1879, during the Zulu wars, man of the people Lt. John Chard (Stanley Baker) and snooty Lt Gonville Bromhead (Michael Caine) were in charge of defending the isolated Natal outpost of Rorke's Drift from tribal hordes, holding out during an ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, exciting, epic ...
Plot: siege, military, human spirit, soldier, native, british army, british empire, war, survival, heroic mission, battles, danger ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s, 1960s
Place: south africa, africa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A chronicle of events that led to the British involvement in the Crimean War against Russia and which led to the siege of Sevastopol and the fierce Battle of Balaclava on October 25, 1854 which climaxed with the heroic, but near-disastrous calvary ...
Style: epic, serious, exciting, factual, harsh ...
Plot: british army, politics, anti war, british empire, british history, war, british soldier, massacre, queen victoria, rescue, battles, military life ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1850s, 1960s
Place: russia, england, europe, istanbul turkey, canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Germany, Spain, Morocco, USA
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: date night, boys' night
Plot: knight, king, warrior, battles, siege, war, christianity, military, muslim, swords and armor, army, adventure ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: holy land, middle east, england, israel, palestine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.6
 6K
Zulu Dawn (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1879, the British suffer a great loss at the Battle of Isandlwana due to incompetent leadership. Cy Endfield co-wrote the epic prequel Zulu Dawn 15 years after his enormously popular Zulu. Set in 1879, this film depicts the catastrophic Battle of ...
Style: epic, rough, serious, bleak, exciting ...
Plot: imperialism, soldier, military, colonialism, army life, mortar, surrounded, spear throwing, victory, battle, death, british empire ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Sharpe's Siege (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sharpe, with his new commanding officer, is sent to capture a castle when news comes of locals who will rise against Bonaparte. However, he is somewhat distracted by thoughts of his wife whom he was forced to leave while stricken with fever.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: siege, napoleonic wars, british soldier, castle, adventure, danger, military life, woman in danger, heroes, heroic mission, war, military ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Sharpe's Eagle (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sharpe is a Captain saddled with the South Essex, a battalion run by incompetents and filled with soldiers who have never been in battle. When the South Essex loses its colours (its regimental flag), Sharpe vows to save the honor of the regiment by ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, realistic, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, military, battles, war, escapades, state affairs, heroes, soldier, military life, rebellion, vengeance, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.8
 16K
Midway (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: This war drama depicts the U.S. and Japanese forces in the naval Battle of Midway, which became a turning point for Americans during World War II.
Style: epic, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Plot: naval battle, military, u.s. navy, war, against the odds, heroic mission, danger, underdog, military life, world war two, main character dies, navy ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942
Place: japan, tokyo, germany, hawaii, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.9
 4K
Cromwell (1970)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Disgusted with the policies of King Charles I, Oliver Cromwell plans to take his family to the New World. But on the eve of their departure, Cromwell is drawn into the tangled web of religion and politics that will result in the English Civil War.
Style: epic, realistic, stylized, serious, factual ...
Plot: revolution, politics, battles, political unrest, military, intrigue, against the odds, leadership, royal family, rebellion, society, ambition ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 1600s, 80s, 18th century
Place: england, ireland, europe, america, scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Sharpe's Peril (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Our story begins at the end of Sharpe's Challenge. Sharpe and Harper are en route to Madras when they encounter a baggage train from the East India Company traveling through hostile territory. Chitu, a legendary bandit leader in control of the ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, exciting
Plot: military, soldier, adventure, escapades, anti heroes, heroes, heroic mission, couple relations, war, rivalry, train, drug abuse ...
Time: 19th century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.2
 62K
The Eagle (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
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, bleak, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, slavery, legends and myths, ancient rome, soldier, honor, master and servant, wilderness, danger, heroes, gladiator, culture clash ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: england, scotland, scottish highlands, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.4
 34K
Gallipoli (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As World War I rages, brave and youthful Australians Archy and Frank, both agile runners, become friends and enlist in the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps together. They later find themselves part of the Dardanelles Campaign on the Gallipoli ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, serious, captivating, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: anti war, military, friendship, british empire, idealism, human spirit, military life, battle zone, desert, running, politics, war ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1915, 18th century
Place: australia, egypt, middle east, turkey, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.3
 6K
Revolution (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Norway
Duration: 126 min.
Story: New York trapper Tom Dobb becomes an unwilling participant in the American Revolution after his son Ned is drafted into the Army by the villainous Sergeant Major Peasy. Tom attempts to find his son, and eventually becomes convinced that he must take ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: war, soldier, battles, revolution, adventure, independence, political unrest, rivalry, politics, fall in love, human spirit, parents and children ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Sharpe's Company (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Spain 1812 The Duke of Wellington plans to lay siege to Badajoz. A murderous figure from Sharpe's past uses a beautiful woman revenge himself on Sharpe, now the father of her child. Sharpe has reason to be happy, he holds his daughter for the ...
Style: atmospheric, rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: soldier, military, siege, napoleonic wars, british soldier, war, heroic mission, escapades, military life, family relations, battles, battle zone ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.0
 19K
The Alamo (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Based on the 1836 standoff between a group of Texan and Tejano men, led by Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie, and Mexican dictator Santa Anna's forces at the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, exciting, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: siege, war, military, rivalry, danger, heroic mission, gunfight, soldier, mexican, revolution, justice, wartime ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: texas, mexico, latin america, usa, kentucky ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 6.8
 11K
The Wild Geese (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Switzerland, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A British multinational company seeks to overthrow a vicious dictator in central Africa. It hires a band of (largely aged) mercenaries in London and sends them in to save the virtuous but imprisoned opposition leader who is also critically ill and ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, tense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, adventure, military, betrayal, rescue, behind enemy lines, battles, danger, political corruption, dishonesty, political unrest, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: africa, zimbabwe, england, london, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, heroes, heroic mission, battles, adventure, warrior, master warrior, against the odds, leadership, danger, chaos and mayhem, chaos ...
Time: 19th century, 1960s, 18th century
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Sharpe's Enemy (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Portugal 1813. A band of deserters, including Sharpe's old enemy, Obadiah Hakeswill, have captured two women, one the wife of a high-ranking English officer, and are holding them hostage for ransom. Sharpe is given the 60th Rifles and a Rocket ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: military, soldier, british soldier, war, heroic mission, daring rescue, confined, crimes, captivity, kidnapping, tough heroes, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: portugal, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Sharpe's Challenge (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Sean Bean is back as the swashbuckling hero in Sharpe's Challenge, an action packed mini-series to be shot on location in Rajasthan, India. Two years after the Duke of Wellington crushes Napoleon at Waterloo, dispatches from India tell of a ...
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, hotshot hero, missing person, rivalry, adventurer, escapades, uninhibited rivalry, heroic mission, war, heroes, state affairs, daring rescue ...
Time: 19th century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.3
 8K
Waterloo (1970)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, Soviet Union
Duration: 134 min.
Story: After defeating France and imprisoning Napoleon on Elba, ending two decades of war, Europe is shocked to find Napoleon has escaped and has caused the French Army to defect from the King back to him. The best of the British generals, the Duke of ...
Style: epic, serious, stylized, exciting, emotional ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, destiny, napoleon, napoleon bonaparte, military, politics, battles, state affairs, military life, political unrest, royal family, tragic hero ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1810s
Place: europe, belgium, france, new zealand, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Sharpe's Regiment (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Told his battalion is to be split up due to lack of recruits at home, Sharpe and Harper return to England to investigate. What should have been a simple query turns politically explosive as they come nearer to exposing profiteering on the home front ...
Style: suspenseful, sincere, captivating, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: military, soldier, napoleonic wars, heroes, adventure, state affairs, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, war, political unrest, fighting the system, military life ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.6
 25K
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, civil war, slavery, military, battle, soldier, war, heroic mission, historical character, military life, battle zone, civil rights ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, pennsylvania, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.8
 6K
1911 (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 121 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: exciting, epic, realistic, stylized, serious
Plot: soldier, revolution, brutality, rebellion, leadership, political unrest, battles, danger, blood, martial arts, gunfight, sword ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Czech Republic
Duration: 158 min.
Story: In 1429 a teenage girl from a remote French village stood before her King with a message she claimed came from God; that she would defeat the world's greatest army and liberate her country from its political and religious turmoil. Following her ...
Style: epic, captivating, factual, rough, realistic ...
Plot: battles, politics, joan of arc, war, heroic mission, siege, courage, rise and fall, betrayal, rape, religion, heroine ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: france, england, europe, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Warrior Queen (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Romania
Duration: 83 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: captivating, exciting, realistic, epic, rough ...
Plot: roman empire, female warrior, leadership, battles, war, wartime life, adventure, heroes, heroic mission, conquering, rivalry, military ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: In the summer of 1941, the United States and Japan seem on the brink of war after constant embargos and failed diplomacy come to no end. "Tora! Tora! Tora!", named after the code words use by the lead Japanese pilot to indicate they had ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, epic, factual ...
Plot: military life, military, navy, war, political unrest, state affairs, imperial japan, danger, battles, rebellion, anti war, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1941
Place: japan, hawaii, battleship, pearl harbor, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Guns of Navarone (1961)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 158 min.
Story: A team of allied saboteurs are assigned an impossible mission: infiltrate an impregnable Nazi-held island and destroy the two enormous long-range field guns that prevent the rescue of 2,000 trapped British soldiers.
Style: exciting, serious, suspense, tense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, island, military, behind enemy lines, allies, resistance, war, german, battles, save the day, against the odds, heroic mission ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1943
Place: germany, battleship, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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