Movies like Lawrence of Arabia

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Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
 8.3
 291K
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 218 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 instability threatens to undermine his achievements.
Style: epic, factual, exciting, captivating, realistic, stylized, scenic, visually appealing, sexy, breathtaking ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: desert, world war one, adventure, war, imperialism, bedouin, military, historical character, battles, british empire, politics, camel, arab, rebel, train, islam, culture clash, quicksand, stoicism, muslim, homosexual subtext, officer, guerilla warfare, british military, motorcycle accident ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s, 30s, 20s
Place: middle east, ottoman empire, arabia, saudi arabia, jordan, england, cairo egypt ...

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Most similar movies to Lawrence of Arabia

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, epic, realistic and dramatic films with plots about battles, military, soldier, war, heroes, culture clash and violence mostly in Drama, War and Adventure genres. Some movies like Lawrence of Arabia: Khartoum (1966), Hidalgo (2004), Lion of the Desert (1980), Braveheart (1995), The Four Feathers (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Khartoum (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 128 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 ...
Style: epic, realistic, factual, talky, suspenseful ...
Plot: islam, politics, culture clash, imperialism, siege, wartime, military, colonialism, british empire, desert, war, adventure ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, victorian era, 18th century
Place: africa, sudan, england, egypt, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.7
 82K
Hidalgo (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Sport, Western
Country: USA, Morocco
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Set in 1890, this is the story of a Pony Express courier who travels to Arabia to compete with his horse, Hidalgo, in a dangerous race for a massive contest prize, in an adventure that sends the pair around the world...
Style: exciting, inspirational, factual, intense, serious ...
Plot: horse, horse race, desert, cowboy, adventurer, lone hero, racehorse, adventure, islam, underdog, sheik, bedouin ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: middle east, saudi arabia, iraq, syria, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Lion of the Desert (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Libya
Duration: 173 min.
Story: This movie tells the story of Omar Mukhtar, an Arab Muslim rebel who fought against the Italian conquest of Libya in WWII. It gives western viewers a glimpse into this little-known region and chapter of history, and exposes the savage means by which ...
Style: epic, exciting, inspirational, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: muslim, desert, bedouin, world war two, rebel, arab, imperialism, space and aliens, resistance, tank, islam, italian history ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: libya, middle east, italy, north africa, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.4
 1.0M
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, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: medieval, courage, freedom, war, warrior, tragic hero, idealism, battles, vengeance, leadership, legend, love story ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century, 13th century
Place: scotland, england, scottish highlands, united kingdom, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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The Four Feathers (2002)
Genre: Action, 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, serious, touching, atmospheric, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: war, military, islam, colonialism, slavery, redemption, british empire, desert, adventure, imperialism, soldier, cavalry ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1890s, 1880s
Place: england, africa, sudan, middle east, egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.1
 166K
Barry Lyndon (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 185 min.
Story: In the Eighteenth Century, in a small village in Ireland, Redmond Barry is a young farm boy in love with his cousin Nora Brady. When Nora engages to the British Captain John Quin, Barry challenges him for a duel of pistols. He wins and escapes to ...
Style: epic, stylized, cynical, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: rise and fall, aristocracy, nobility, card playing, jealousy, social climbing, escapades, glory, wedding, corporal punishment, gambler, cheating at cards ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, victorian era, georgian era, 1770s
Place: ireland, prussia, england, europe, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.2
 157K
War Horse (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, India
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Follows a young man named Albert and his horse, Joey, and how their bond is broken when Joey is sold to the cavalry and sent to the trenches of World War One. Despite being too young to enlist, Albert heads to France to save his friend.
Style: emotional, touching, epic, uplifting, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, teens
Plot: horse, world war one, war, animals, friendship, battles, human spirit, hopes, animal training, german, military, cavalry charge ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 20th century, year 1914, year 1918
Place: england, belgium, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 230K
Gandhi (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, India, USA, South Africa
Duration: 191 min.
Story: In the early years of the 20th century, Mohandas K. Gandhi, a British-trained lawyer, forsakes all worldly possessions to take up the cause of Indian independence. Faced with armed resistance from the British government, Gandhi adopts a policy of ...
Style: epic, political, inspirational, sexy, factual ...
Plot: idealism, human spirit, leadership, protest, freedom, lawyer, politics, independence, religious intolerance, peace, justice, life philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1930s, year 1948, 19th century ...
Place: india, south africa, england, africa, vatican ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 7.6
 29K
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, factual, intense, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: american civil war, civil war, slavery, war, battles, military, prejudice, soldier, heroic mission, civil rights, battle zone, military life ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, pennsylvania, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.2
 4K
March or Die (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The French Foreign Legion, in the early 20s, is tasked to protect a group of Archaeologists in the middle east. After scenes depicting the hardship of day-to-day Foreign Legion life, and the ragtag collection of people who join, the local Arabs take ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: foreign legion, french foreign legion, archaeologist, obsessive quest, world war one, treasure hunt, adventurer, rescue, heroic mission, military, adventure, gypsy ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: morocco, sahara, africa, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 40K
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: harsh, touching, atmospheric, epic, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war one, anti war, military, british empire, friendship, idealism, human spirit, war, politics, military life, battle zone, innocence lost ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 20th century, year 1915, 18th century
Place: australia, egypt, ottoman empire, turkey, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Guns of Navarone (1961)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
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, suspense, intense, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, behind enemy lines, island, german, adventure, nazi, resistance, mercenary, gunfight, military, battles ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943, 20th century
Place: greece, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 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: imperialism, british empire, military, war, battles, war hero, british army, victory, army life, death, historical event, killing an animal ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 102K
Patton (1970)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: "Patton" tells the tale of General George S. Patton, famous tank commander of World War II. The film begins with patton's career in North Africa and progresses through the invasion of Germany and the fall of the Third Reich. Side ...
Style: epic, realistic, clever, witty, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, tank, general, destiny, german, sacrifice, military life, tough guy, violence, rudeness ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943, year 1942, year 1945, year 1944 ...
Place: africa, germany, normandy, italy, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 3K
Murphy's War (1971)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Murphy is the sole survivor of his crew, that has been massacred by a German U-Boat in the closing days of World War II. He is rescued, and ends up at a forgotten mission station near the mouth of the Orinoco, and begins to plot his vengeance. He ...
Style: realistic, harsh, dramatic, intense, psychological ...
Plot: submarine, world war two, torpedo, revenge, sole survivor, obsession, war, island, aviation, murder, sacrifice, visceral ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, 20th century
Place: germany, ireland, england, tokyo, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 13K
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, tense, harsh, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, military, adventure, betrayal, war, battles, rescue, politics, behind enemy lines, heroes, dishonesty, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: africa, zimbabwe, london, england, south africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 34K
Che: Part Two (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Spain, France, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: After the Cuban Revolution, Che is at the height of his fame and power. Then he disappears, re-emerging incognito in Bolivia, where he organizes a small group of Cuban comrades and Bolivian recruits to start the great Latin American Revolution. ...
Style: political, inspirational, epic, talky, suspense ...
Plot: revolution, communism, idealism, sacrifice, leadership, character study, visceral, dictatorship, hopes, folk hero, state affairs, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1967, year 1966
Place: bolivia, cuba, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Germany, Spain, Morocco, USA, Italy, France
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: boys' night, date night
Plot: war, sword fight, medieval, knight, crusade, siege, warrior, battles, crusader, king, christianity, muslim ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: jerusalem, middle east, holy land, palestine, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.1
 46K
Che: Part One (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Spain, Mexico
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The Argentine, begins as Che and a band of Cuban exiles (led by Fidel Castro) reach the Cuban shore from Mexico in 1956. Within two years, they mobilized popular support and an army and toppled the U.S.-friendly regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista.
Style: thought provoking, political, epic, talky, intense ...
Plot: revolution, cuban revolution, communism, dictatorship, idealism, violence, execution, political unrest, fighting the system, state affairs, leadership, freedom ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, year 1957, year 1958
Place: cuba, latin america, new york, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Lighthorsemen (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Palestine, 1917. The British advance has been stopped by the Turkish line running from Gaza to Beersheba. The latest attack on Gaza has failed. The attacking forces included a regiment of Australian mounted infantry, the Light Horse... Lighthorseman ...
Style: epic, serious, realistic, disturbing, tense
Plot: world war one, soldier, battles, military, basic training, heroic mission, against the odds, survival, military life, wartime life, desert, war ...
Time: 1910s, year 1917
Place: australia, palestine, turkey, melbourne australia, cairo egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.7
 39K
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, epic, suspense, factual, psychological ...
Plot: siege, war, british army, british colonialism, military, british empire, human spirit, battles, survival, soldier, native, heroic mission ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s, 60s
Place: south africa, africa, united kingdom, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
Michael Collins (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Michael Collins plays a crucial role in the establishment of the Irish Free State in the 1920s, but becomes vilified by those hoping to create a completely independent Irish republic.
Style: political, harsh, brutal, factual, intense ...
Plot: politics, war, fighting the system, irish republican army, fight, civil war, irish, british empire, treason, secret service, political unrest, state affairs ...
Time: 1920s, post world war one, 1910s, 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland, england, london, israel, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
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, factual, harsh, serious, exciting ...
Plot: war, british empire, politics, british army, anti war, british history, british soldier, visceral, battlefield, tragic hero, battles, justice ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s, 60s, 70s
Place: russia, england, london, canada, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 7.5
 286K
Lone Survivor (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level al-Qaeda operative must make an impossible moral decision in the mountains of Afghanistan that leads them into an enemy ambush. As they confront unthinkable odds, the SEALs must find ...
Style: captivating, rough, tense, emotional, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, survival, war, gunfight, soldier, terrorism, courage, navy seal, squad, death, taliban, military life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2005
Place: afghanistan, middle east, iraq, usa, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Dogs of War (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mercenary James Shannon, on a reconnaissance job to the African nation of Zangaro, is tortured and deported. He returns to lead a coup.
Style: suspense, intense, harsh, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, war, revolution, adventure, gunfight, torture, military, espionage, soldier, undercover, political intrigue, commando ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: africa, new york, london, central america, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Young Winston (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: This historical drama is an account of the early life of British politician Winston Churchill, including his childhood years, his time as a war correspondent in Africa, and culminating with his first election to Parliament.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, exciting, epic ...
Plot: soldier, parliament, rise to the top, ambition, politics, war, society, military, rise to power, imperialism, father son relationship, member of parliament ...
Time: turn of the century, 1890s, victorian era, 19th century, year 1900 ...
Place: england, africa, south africa, europe, sudan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.7
 3K
Play Dirty (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The Dirty Dozen meet the Stiff Upper Lip. A British Petroleum executive (Michael Caine) is assigned to work with the British Army in North Africa handling port duties for incoming fuels.
Style: exciting, captivating, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, desert, tank, anti war, soldier, betrayal, battles, campaign, military life, basic training, wartime life ...
Place: europe, germany, africa, england, north africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.1
 47K
The Message (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Lebanon, Libya, Kuwait, Morocco, UK, Egypt
Duration: 177 min.
Story: Handsomely-mounted historical epic concerns the birth of the Islamic faith and the story of the prophet Mohammed.
Style: epic, serious, exciting, captivating, rough ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: muslim, prophet, ancient history, islam, religion, religions or cults, arab, arabic history, desert, ancient, society, leadership ...
Time: 7th century, middle ages
Place: middle east, arabia
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
 5.3
 7K
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: realistic, serious, epic, suspense, cult film
Plot: battles, soldier, revolution, adventure, war, politics, life is a bitch, rivalry, rebellion, parents and children, fall in love, political unrest ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Czech Republic, USA
Duration: 148 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: medieval, religion, joan of arc, betrayal, battles, god, war, courage, politics, siege, heroic mission, heresy ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages
Place: france, england, new orleans, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%