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Khartoum (1966)
 6.9
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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, exciting, rough, serious, captivating, stylized, 70mm film, talky, enigmatic ...
Plot: siege, desert, islam, politics, culture clash, military, negotiation, imperialism, british empire, adventure, war, heroes, soldier, battles, danger, society, heroic mission, political unrest, escapades, rivalry, leadership, state affairs, save the day, british, colonialism ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, 1880s, 18th century
Place: sudan, africa, 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 war, heroes, battle, adventure, military, soldier and heroic mission mostly in War, History and Drama genres. Some movies like Khartoum: Lawrence of Arabia (1962), The Four Feathers (2002), King Arthur (2004), 55 Days at Peking (1963), 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, serious, stylized, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: desert, horse, war, adventure, muslim, soldier, battles, execution, imperialism, rebel, arrest, politics ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 20s, 30s, 1930s
Place: middle east, ottoman empire, lebanon, saudi arabia, jerusalem ...
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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: epic, touching, serious, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: military, soldier, imperialism, desert, redemption, colonialism, islam, slavery, starvation, massacre, rescue, siege ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1890s, victorian era, 1880s
Place: england, sudan, africa, europe, britain ...
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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: epic, stylized, entertaining, intense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: knight, roman empire, 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 ...
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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, serious, exciting, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: siege, empress, imperialism, politics, soldier, rivalry, military, culture clash, intrigue, rescue, revolution, against the odds ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, turn of the century
Place: france, china, england, europe, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, psychological, serious, exciting, epic ...
Plot: military, human spirit, siege, soldier, native, british army, british empire, war, survival, against the odds, heroic mission, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, victorian era, 1960s
Place: south africa, africa, england
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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 ...
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Plot: knight, battles, warrior, king, siege, war, military, christianity, army, muslim, self sacrifice, rise to the top ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
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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, realistic, serious, exciting, harsh ...
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Time: 19th century, victorian, 1850s, 1960s
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44%
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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, bleak, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: imperialism, military, soldier, british empire, army life, colonialism, mortar, victory, spear throwing, violence, death, surrounded ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6K
Revolution (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
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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
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Sharpe's Siege (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
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Time: 19th century, 1800s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, talky ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7K
Waterloo (1970)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, Soviet Union
Duration: 134 min.
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