Movies like Kings of the Sun

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Kings of the Sun (1963)
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Kings of the Sun (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In order to flee from powerful enemies, young Mayan king Balam leads his people north across the Gulf of Mexico to the coast of what will become the United States. They build a home in the new land but come into conflict with a tribe of Native Americans led by their chief, Black Eagle, while both Balam and Black Eagle fall in love the beautiful Mayan princess Ixchel.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized, saga, surprise ending, epic
Plot: heroes, battles, adventure, military, against the odds, conquering, master warrior, society, rivalry, culture clash, leadership, daring rescue, uninhibited rivalry, love, native american, rape, king, religion, forbidden love, death, invasion, tough guy, male female relationship, love triangle, beach ...
Time: ancient history, 13th century
Place: latin america, mexico

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Most similar movies to Kings of the Sun

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, exciting and epic films with plots about heroes, adventure, battles, rivalry, danger, state affairs and battle mostly in Drama, Adventure and History genres. Some movies like Kings of the Sun: The 300 Spartans (1962), A Viking Saga: Son of Thor (2008), Zulu Dawn (1979), Taras Bulba (1962), Marco Polo (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, exciting, rough, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, soldier, battles, heroic mission, adventure, warrior, master warrior, chaos and mayhem, against the odds, chaos, danger, leadership ...
Time: 19th century, 60s, 1960s, 18th century
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe, rome italy, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
A Viking Saga: Son of Thor (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Denmark, USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Drama set in the viking age, Helgi witnesses the destruction of his village and narrowly escapes to his uncle Rurik who raises him like his son. Many years later he meets the people responsible for his parents death and someone he never expected to ...
Style: saga, captivating, exciting, serious, tense ...
Plot: viking, battles, vengeance, adventure, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, escapades, love and romance, murder, paganism, vikings, danger ...
Time: middle ages, 9th century
Place: europe, denmark, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 6.7
 7K
Zulu Dawn (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands, USA
Duration: 98 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, realistic, serious, exciting, bleak ...
Plot: battles, imperialism, military, heroes, soldier, spear throwing, victory, british empire, death, battle, surrounded, mortar ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.4
 4K
Taras Bulba (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Yugoslavia, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The Cossacks of Eastern Europe join the Poles to rid the Turks from the Steps of Europe. In return for their aid, the Poles agree to give control of the Steps to the Cossacks. After the battle, however, the Poles back out of their agreement and ...
Style: epic, touching, atmospheric, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: cossack, battles, heroes, forbidden love, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, political unrest, tragic love, parents and children, rebelliousness, state affairs, social differences ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ukraine, poland, europe, russia, kiev ukraine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 6.0
 1K
Marco Polo (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Assigned to accompany two priests on a mission to convert the court of Kublai Khan to Christianity, Marco Polo is abandoned in the mountains when the priests, doubting the very existence of China, turn back. Polo eventually pushes bravely forth ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, captivating, exciting, serious ...
Plot: adventurer, heroic mission, heroes, danger, hopes, leadership, dishonesty, rivalry, culture clash, political unrest, society, priest ...
Time: 13th century, middle ages
Place: asia, china, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, exciting, serious, stylized ...
Plot: roman empire, betrayal, tragic hero, battles, ancient rome, political unrest, politics, war, rivalry, state affairs, adventure, military ...
Time: ancient history
Place: rome italy, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Constantine and the Cross (1961)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Italy, Yugoslavia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Constantin is fighting against Barbarians with his father when he is called to Rome. In his way to Rome, he falls in an ambush planned by Maxence, who wants to become emperor.
Style: epic, serious, realistic, saga, christian film
Plot: battles, emperor, ancient rome, christianity, rivalry, rise to the top, society, espionage, betrayal, intrigue, adventure, leadership ...
Time: ancient history
Place: rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.3
 499
Texas (1994)
Genre: Adventure, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: In the beginning of the 19th Century many Anglosaxons are settling in the Mexican province of Texas. As the years go by, political conflicts between the settlers and the Mexican government are escalating which would lead to war and Texan ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, heroes, americana, revolution, war, state affairs, danger, rebellion, rivalry, politics, military, adventure ...
Time: 19th century
Place: texas, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 2.7
 5K
The Gaul (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, captivating ...
Plot: battles, heroes, roman empire, destiny, heroic mission, rise to the top, adventure, leadership, betrayal, state affairs, julius caesar, vengeance ...
Time: 1st century b.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Flight from Ashiya (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Romance, Drama, War
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Featuring an all-star cast and on-location shooting in Japan, where the story is set, three US Air Force rescue pilots must overcome their personal problems and differences to embark upon a dangerous mission to save raft-bound Japanese survivors ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, exciting, sentimental ...
Plot: pilot, catastrophe, chases and races, escapades, heroes, adventure, race against time, ship, heroic mission, isolation, haunted by the past, forces of nature ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: japan, the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.3
 2K
King David (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: This is a movie about the life of Israel's king David.
Style: epic, sentimental, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: war, rivalry, royal family, dishonesty, heroes, adventure, state affairs, tragic hero, religions or cults, bible, historical event, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: ancient history
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, ambition, heroes, leadership, adventure, betrayal, escapades, rivalry, rise to the top, haunted by the past, master warrior ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century, 13th century
Place: mongolia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Blooming Flowers (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In modern day New York City a ninety eight year old women lies helpless on her death bed. As her granddaughter begins to take on the chores of cleaning the apartment, she comes upon a story that her grandmother had been writing. It is the story of ...
Style: suspenseful, emotional, exciting, serious
Plot: martial arts, adventure, political unrest, uninhibited rivalry, woman in danger, state affairs, society, rivalry, danger, love triangle, feud, male female relationship ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Final Inquiry (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: It is the year 33 of the Vulgar Era. The Emperor Tiberius is troubled by strange phenomena, an earthquake and the sky turning black as an eclipse. His astrologers give him fair warning: their omens indicate that the world is in the throes of a great ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, emotional, christian film
Plot: roman empire, life is a bitch, dishonesty, betrayal, folk hero, unfulfillment, state affairs, deadly, supernatural, tragic hero, rabbi, religions or cults ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 30s, 1930s
Place: holy land, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Spartacus and the Ten Gladiators (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, History
Country: Italy, Spain, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story of Spartacus and 10 other gladiators who rebelled against the bloody coliseum sports. They escape and are faced at every turn by Roman soldiers bent on taking them back to the Coliseum - dead or alive!
Style: stylized, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rebellion, rescue, heroes, battles, rivalry, danger, war, state affairs, ambition, adventure, military, soldier ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.6
 259K
Robin Hood (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
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: exciting, captivating, stylized, heroic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: knight, medieval, robin hood, love and romance, folk hero, archer, adventure, king, king of england, fighting the system, escapades, bow and arrow ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century, 19th century
Place: england, europe, france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Gray Lady Down (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The USS Neptune, a nuclear submarine, is sunk off the coast of Connecticut after a collision with a Norwegian cargo ship. The navy must attempt a potentially dangerous rescue in the hope of saving the lives of the crew.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, underwater, drowning, rescue, underwater scene, u.s. navy, daring rescue, adventure, survival, tough heroes, ocean, save the day ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Sodom and Gomorrah (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Sex, torture and betrayal in Biblical Sodom and Gomorrah. Lot, leader of the Hebrews, believes his people can co-exist with the Sodomites, a disastrous decision.
Style: epic, realistic, serious, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: slave, religions or cults, chaos, demolished city, self discovery, miraculous event, chaos and mayhem, social decay, adventure, society, rescue, leadership ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
 5.6
 553
Crusaders (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, Germany
Duration: 194 min.
Story: Towards the end of the eleventh century, Pope Urban II announces a crusade against the Saracens, who have occupied the holy city of Jerusalem. Three young friends Richard, Peter and Andrew set off to join the crusading army.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, epic
Plot: crusade, pope, adventure, friendship, battles, war, heroic mission, leadership, military, rivalry, state affairs, politics ...
Time: middle ages, 11th century
Place: israel, europe, holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.2
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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, heroic, exciting, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: warrior, mythology, sword fight, courage, greek mythology, army, ancient, battlefield, betrayal, tragic hero, war, forbidden love ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Other Conquest (1998)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Mexico
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The film is a drama about the aftermath of the 1520s Spanish Conquest of Mexico told from the perspective of the indigenous Aztec people. It explores the social, religious, and psychological changes brought about by a historical process of ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: pagan, society, clergy, heroes, leadership, military, culture clash, religions or cults, palaces castles and temples, aztec, native american, sex ...
Time: 16th century
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Hercules and the Princess of Troy (1965)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: Hercules (Gordon Scott) sets out to save the city of Troy from a horrible sea monster. Meanwhile, the city is threatened by a different kind of monster--a smarmy politician who will stop at nothing to seize the throne.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, epic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night, family outing
Plot: heroes, battles, hercules, fall in love, legends and myths, tough heroes, save the princess, adventure, rescue, danger, state affairs, imaginary ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient greece, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.5
 2K
Kenau (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Netherlands, Hungary, Belgium
Duration: 113 min.
Story: While she fights a heroic battle against the Spanish besieger with her female army, Kenau, driven by hate and sorrow of the execution of her youngest daughter, is threatened to also lose her eldest daughter, because her fear and pain are covered by ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: battles, adventure, folk hero, heroes, leadership, military, danger, escapades, soldier, strong female presence, execution, female nudity ...
Time: 16th century
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 19K
Dragon Blade (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Huo An, the commander of the Protection Squad of the Western Regions, was framed by evil forces and becomes enslaved. On the other hand, a Roman general escapes to China after rescuing the Prince. The heroic duo meet in the Western Desert and a ...
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, epic
Plot: master warrior, battles, heroes, adventure, military, rivalry, final battle, battle zone, heroic mission, danger, martial art, martial arts ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Severed Ways: The Norse Discovery of America (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An unexpectedly modern take on a tale of two Viking warriors abandoned on the American coast. Warning – contains a graphic answer to the question: do Vikings sh*t in the woods?
Style: serious, atmospheric, epic, stylized, offbeat
Plot: viking, human spirit, survival, rivalry, good versus evil, obsessive quest, danger, wilderness, human nature, heroic mission, escapades, adventurer ...
Time: ancient history, middle ages, 11th century
Place: canada, newfoundland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Missiles of October (1974)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Based in part on Robert F. Kennedy's book, "Thirteen Days," this film profiles the Kennedy Administration's actions during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Style: tense, thought provoking, captivating, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: white house, nuclear threat, politics, cold war, head of state, state affairs, government agency, danger, ego clash, race against time, war, save the day ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1962
Place: cuba, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.9
 4K
Shogun (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 159 min.
Story: In the 16th Century, a Dutch ship sails the Pacific from the Americas in order to escape the Spanish. Blackthorn is the pilot of the ship and the first to realize the possibilities of Japan. Japan is a feudal society which has a strong presence of ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, exciting, saga
Plot: samurai, politics, battles, feudal japan, shogun, betrayal, society, master warrior, danger, state affairs, war, dishonesty ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century, middle ages, 1600s
Place: japan, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.3
 162K
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, serious, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: knight, king arthur, battles, king, swords and armor, roman empire, medieval, army, folk hero, arthurian legend, freedom, adventure ...
Time: middle ages, 5th century, 18th century
Place: scotland, europe, england, britain, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.4
 45K
Red Cliff (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: In 208 A.D., in the final days of the Han Dynasty, shrewd Prime Minster Cao convinced the fickle Emperor Han the only way to unite all of China was to declare war on the kingdoms of Xu in the west and East Wu in the south. Thus began a military ...
Style: epic, realistic, exciting, serious, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, war, strategy, martial arts, war hero, siblings relations, state affairs, danger, heroes, tragic hero, adventure, heroic mission ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, ancient china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.4
 44K
Pathfinder (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A Viking boy is left behind after his clan battles a Native American tribe. Raised within the tribe, he ultimately becomes their savior in a fight against the Norsemen.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, harsh, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vikings, viking, native american, vengeance, master warrior, battles, danger, deadly, adventure, gory, savagery, sword fight ...
Time: middle ages, 9th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%