Movies like Lawrence of Arabia

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Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
 8.3
 238K
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 instability threatens to undermine his achievements.
Style: epic, exciting, serious, captivating, realistic, stylized, 70mm film, scenic, breathtaking, enigmatic ...
Plot: desert, adventure, horse, war, soldier, battles, muslim, arab, camel, british empire, politics, imperialism, rebel, british colonial, bribery, funeral, mercenary, sergeant, execution, insanity, interrogation, torture, army, arrest, explosion ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: middle east, ottoman empire, jerusalem, saudi arabia, lebanon, africa, 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 war, heroes, betrayal, soldier, military, adventure and culture clash mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like Lawrence of Arabia: Khartoum (1966), Braveheart (1995), The Message (1976), Lion of the Desert (1980), Cromwell (1970). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.9
 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 ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, exciting, rough ...
Plot: siege, islam, culture clash, british empire, desert, politics, military, war, imperialism, negotiation, adventure, leadership ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, 1880s ...
Place: sudan, africa, egypt, england, scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 8.4
 881K
Braveheart (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Ireland
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: rough, epic, exciting, factual, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: freedom, tragic hero, war, heroes, courage, battles, love story, warrior, leadership, vengeance, master warrior, idealism ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: scotland, england, scottish highlands, europe, edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 40K
The Message (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Lebanon, Libya, Kuwait, Morocco, UK, Saudi Arabia
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, captivating, exciting, rough
Plot: muslim, religions or cults, war, desert, leadership, adventure, islam, arab, society, exile, fighting the system, hopes ...
Time: ancient history, middle ages
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Lion of the Desert (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Libya, USA
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, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, resistance, muslim, hanging, dictatorship, anti heroes, master warrior, war, village, soldier, daring rescue, adventure ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: libya, italy, middle east, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 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, serious, sincere, stylized ...
Plot: betrayal, politics, military, revolution, parliament, tyranny, king, intrigue, rise and fall, rise to the top, political unrest, war ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 80s, 18th century
Place: england, ireland, europe, america, scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Last Samurai (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, New Zealand, Japan
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Nathan Algren is an American hired to instruct the Japanese army in the ways of modern warfare, which finds him learning to respect the samurai and the honorable principles that rule them. Pressed to destroy the samurai's way of life in the ...
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, epic, inter cultural ...
Plot: samurai, self discovery, warrior, courage, friendship, battles, master warrior, war, dignity, pride and honor, swords and armor, leader ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1800s
Place: japan, asia, pacific ocean, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Seven Years in Tibet (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Austrian mountaineer, Heinrich Harrer journeys to the Himalayas without his family to head an expedition in 1939. But when World War II breaks out, the arrogant Harrer falls into Allied forces' hands as a prisoner of war. He escapes with a ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: mountain, mountaineer, friendship, culture clash, buddhism, politics, adventure, communism, treason, adventurer, expedition, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: tibet, himalaya, china, austria, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 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, realistic, touching, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: anti war, friendship, military, british empire, running, desert, war, idealism, buddies, innocence lost, soldier, troops ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1915, 18th century
Place: australia, egypt, africa, middle east, turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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, atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: soldier, military, imperialism, colonialism, islam, desert, redemption, sex, loyalty, slave, battle, british empire ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1880s, victorian era, 1890s
Place: england, africa, sudan, britain, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 8.1
 205K
Gandhi (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, India, USA
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: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: leadership, protest, muslim, human spirit, freedom, idealism, politics, independence, hindu, british empire, assassination, lawyer ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 20s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: india, england, asia, new delhi, south africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, exciting, serious, harsh ...
Plot: anti war, politics, british history, honor, british army, british empire, british soldier, massacre, equestrian, queen victoria, discipline, russian soldier ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1850s, 1960s
Place: istanbul turkey, england, russia, europe, canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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, serious, bleak, rough, realistic ...
Plot: soldier, battle, violence, british empire, spear throwing, mortar, victory, army life, colonialism, death, surrounded, military ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.8
 33K
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: epic, realistic, exciting, serious, psychological ...
Plot: siege, military, british army, soldier, british empire, mixed martial arts, attempted rape, war, human spirit, society, tribe, native ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s, 1960s
Place: south africa, africa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Guns of Navarone (1961)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA, 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: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, betrayal, adventure, soldier, war, military, behind enemy lines, resistance, allies, sniper, suicide attempt, save the day ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1940s
Place: germany, greece, battleship
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: knight, battles, king, warrior, war, siege, military, christianity, army, rise to the top, adventure, public execution ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: holy land, middle east, england, israel, jerusalem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.4
 3K
March or Die (1977)
Genre: Drama, War, Adventure, Romance
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: epic, suspenseful, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, archaeologist, foreign legion, gypsy, adventure, adventurer, soldier, sahara, obsessive quest, village, rescue, war ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: morocco, africa, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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
Plot: soldier, desert, infantry, hospital, military, leadership, adventure, water shortage, thirst, survival, anti war, war ...
Time: year 1917, 1910s
Place: australia, melbourne australia, cairo egypt, middle east, palestine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.7
 73K
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, serious, realistic, captivating, based on supposedly true story ...
Plot: desert, horse, adventurer, sheik, horse race, mustang, adventure, cowboy, old west, contests and competitions, racehorse, underdog ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: middle east, saudi arabia, iraq, syria
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 7.2
 135K
War Horse (2011)
Genre: 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: sentimental, serious, touching, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: horse, friendship, german, human spirit, trapped, war, artillery, animal training, hopes, danger, battles, world war one ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918
Place: england, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.0
 5K
Barabbas (1961)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Epic account of the thief Barabbas, who was spared crucifixion when Pilate manipulated the crowd into pardoning him, rather than Jesus. Struggling with his spirituality, Barabbas goes through many ordeals leading him to the gladiatorial arena, where ...
Style: epic, exciting, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: sword and sandal, redemption, clergy, tragic hero, betrayal, leadership, human spirit, miraculous event, royal family, religions or cults, dishonesty, heroes ...
Time: 1st century
Place: europe, holy land, middle east, mine, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Queen of the Desert (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A chronicle of Gertrude Bell's life, a traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century.
Style: stylized, serious, captivating, exciting, sincere ...
Plot: adventurer, escapades, politics, political intrigue, state affairs, love and romance, british empire, british military, rivalry, marriage proposal, strong female character, head of state ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, year 1915, 1890s
Place: middle east, persia, tehran iran, jordan, cairo egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.6
 153K
Alexander (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Netherlands, France, Italy
Duration: 175 min.
Story: Alexander, the King of Macedonia, leads his legions against the giant Persian Empire. After defeating the Persians, he leads his army across the then known world, venturing farther than any westerner had ever gone, all the way to India.
Style: epic, suspense, serious, factual, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: homosexuality, ambition, war, rise to the top, adventure, battles, heroes, battle zone, conquering, state affairs, royal family, ruler ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: greece, ancient greece, persia, macedonia, egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Last Emperor (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Italy, China, France
Duration: 163 min.
Story: A dramatic history of Pu Yi, the last of the Emperors of China, from his lofty birth and brief reign in the Forbidden City, the object of worship by half a billion people; through his abdication, his decline and dissolute lifestyle; his exploitation ...
Style: epic, emotional, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: arranged marriage, japanese occupation, emperor, communism, suicide attempt, royal family, teacher, buddhism, drug addiction, opium, decadence, suicide ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 1940s, 1950s, 1930s ...
Place: china, asia, japan, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 7.7
 24K
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, serious, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: american civil war, civil war, slavery, soldier, military, battle, battles, war, idealism, friendship, leadership, union soldier ...
Time: 19th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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, epic, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: roman empire, destiny, leadership, adventure, heroes, military, war, state affairs, soldier, betrayal, rise to the top, vengeance ...
Time: 1st century b.c.
⇓ 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, serious ...
Plot: joan of arc, battles, rape, war, heroic mission, siege, betrayal, brutality, politics, heroine, mission from god, courage ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: france, england, europe, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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, serious, realistic
Plot: war, soldier, daring rescue, trapper, british army, chase, native american, independence, rebel, rebelliousness, parents and children, adventure ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.8
 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: serious, rough, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, anti war, desert, betrayal, adventure, basic training, military life, war, battles, danger, escapades, heroes ...
Place: africa, england, europe, germany, north africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Michael Collins (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
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: serious, captivating, brutal, harsh, factual ...
Plot: fighting the system, civil war, politics, fight, leadership, war, treason, secret service, political unrest, state affairs, british empire, ira ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20s, 20th century
Place: ireland, england, europe, london, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: soldier, heroes, heroic mission, adventure, master warrior, leadership, battles, against the odds, chaos and mayhem, danger, chaos, war ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1960s
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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