Movies like Lawrence of Arabia

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Lawrence of Arabia
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
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, scenic, breathtaking, enigmatic, captivating, realistic, dramatic, stylized ...
Plot: desert, war, adventure, culture clash, idealism, horse, destiny, soldier, obsession, leadership, storytelling, beautiful scenery, human spirit, courage, camel, arab, dialogue, colonialism, british, character study, politics, visceral, wartime, british empire, period piece ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: middle east, africa, ottoman empire, england, jerusalem, saudi arabia, lebanon ...

Most similar movies to Lawrence of Arabia

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, epic, dramatic and realistic films with plots about culture clash, mentor, dialogue, beautiful scenery, runaway, betrayal and sacrifice mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like Lawrence of Arabia: Khartoum (1966), Cromwell (1970), Barabbas (1961), The Message (1976), The Last Emperor (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 6.9
 6K
Khartoum
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: desert, islam, culture clash, war, adventure, politics, british, colonialism, christian, rebellion, idealism, christianity ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 18th century, victorian england, 1880s ...
Place: africa, egypt, england, middle east, sudan ...
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System:   95%
    User:   83%
 
 6.9
 4K
Cromwell
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, factual, dramatic ...
Plot: betrayal, war, politics, revolution, civil war, religion, corruption, adventure, british, intrigue, swashbuckler, rise and fall ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 18th century, 80s
Place: england, ireland, europe, scotland, america
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System:   56%
    User:   62%
 
 7.0
 5K
Barabbas
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, biblical, exciting, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: redemption, christian, christianity, religion, slavery, jesus, clergy, destiny, mentor, chase, gunfight, life & death ...
Time: 1st century
Place: europe, holy land, middle east, mine, jerusalem
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System:   47%
    User:   54%
 
 8.2
 39K
The Message
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Lebanon, Libya, Kuwait, Morocco, UK
Duration: 177 min.
Story: Handsomely-mounted historical epic concerns the birth of the Islamic faith and the story of the prophet Mohammed.
Style: epic, captivating, serious, exciting, rough
Plot: leadership, adventure, muslim, religions or cults, war, fighting the system, hopes, society, rise to the top, arab, islam, idealism ...
Time: ancient history, middle ages
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   37%
 
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The Last Emperor
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Italy, China, France, USA
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, serious, atmospheric, reflective ...
Plot: childhood, idealism, revolution, prison, emperor, communism, arranged marriage, head of state, suicide attempt, leadership, destiny, storytelling ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s ...
Place: china, japan, asia, beijing china
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System:   45%
    User:   46%
 
Lion of the Desert
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, anti heroes, resistance, war, master warrior, village, soldier, daring rescue, leadership, adventure, save the world, survival ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: libya, italy, middle east, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   44%
 
 7.5
 33K
Gallipoli
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, epic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, friendship, military, idealism, innocence lost, tragedy, anti war, drinking, death, buddies, australian, sacrifice ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 18th century, year 1915
Place: australia, egypt, africa, england, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   45%
 
Seven Years in Tibet
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, scenic, dramatic, realistic ...
Plot: adventure, friendship, culture clash, politics, mountain climbing, nazi, adventurer, beautiful scenery, self discovery, nazis, wartime, book ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: china, tibet, himalaya, asia, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   37%
 
 6.7
 5K
Joan of Arc
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Ten years before her death, Joan hears voices. Six years later, from the village of Domremy, she begins her mission to unite France under King Charles. First she leads a defense of Vaucouleurs against the Burgundians, then obtains safe passage to ...
Style: bleak, serious, captivating, inspirational, epic ...
Plot: betrayal, adventure, catholicism, god, violence, rescue, medieval, christianity, mission from god, destiny, heroic mission, village ...
Time: 15th century, future, 1400s
Place: france, england, europe, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   36%
 
 6.9
 30K
Che: Part Two
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: epic, stylized, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: revolution, idealism, rebellion, sacrifice, folk hero, downfall, jungle, heroes, storytelling, betrayal, death, greed ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1967, year 1966, 1960s
Place: latin america, cuba, bolivia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   37%
 
The Guns of Navarone
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, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, adventure, war, betrayal, german, gunfight, nazi, violence, wartime, save the day, foul language, dialogue ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1940s
Place: germany, greece, battleship
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   36%
 
A Passage to India
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: The film is set during the period of growing influence of the Indian independence movement in the British Raj. It begins with the arrival in India of a British woman, Miss Adela Quested (Judy Davis), who is joining her fiancé, a city magistrate ...
Style: epic, serious, atmospheric, twists and turns, enigmatic ...
Plot: culture clash, racism, politics, friendship, sexuality, indians, colonialism, false accusation, small town, british, complex characters, sexualized violence ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: india, asia, england, bombay india
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   43%
 
The Lion in Winter
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: 1183 AD: King Henry II's three sons all want to inherit the throne, but he won't commit to a choice. They and his wife variously plot to force him.
Style: witty, talky, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, dysfunctional family, throne, royal family, marriage, mistress, christmas, queen, king, dialogue, betrayal, state affairs ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   43%
 
 7.5
 50K
The Mission
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: UK, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When a Spanish Jesuit goes into the South American wilderness to build a mission in the hope of converting the Indians of the region, a slave hunter is converted and joins his mission. When Spain sells the colony to Portugal, they are forced to ...
Style: epic, touching, emotional, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: jungle, redemption, slavery, christianity, culture clash, native americans, religion, genocide, idealism, indians, adventurer, catholicism ...
Time: 18th century
Place: brazil, argentina, latin america, spain, south america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   42%
 
 8.0
 85K
Patton
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, serious, rough, dramatic ...
Plot: war, military, sacrifice, german, violence, leadership, wartime, fighting the system, character study, military life, courage, visceral ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944, 1940s, year 1942 ...
Place: africa, europe, germany, italy, normandy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   38%
 
 7.2
 41K
Che: Part One
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Spain, USA
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: epic, stylized, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: revolution, rebellion, idealism, jungle, folk hero, violence, leadership, politics, storytelling, political, heroes, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s, year 1958 ...
Place: cuba, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   31%
 
 7.3
 11K
El Cid
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 182 min.
Story: Epic film of the legendary Spanish hero, Rodrigo Diaz ("El Cid" to his followers), who, without compromising his strict sense of honour, still succeeds in taking the initiative and driving the Moors from Spain.
Style: epic, stylized, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, adventure, vengeance, war, sword fight, violence, tragic hero, sacrifice, courage, love story, period piece, medieval ...
Time: middle ages
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   30%
 
 8.4
 858K
Braveheart
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, realistic, emotional, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, freedom, idealism, vengeance, courage, betrayal, violence, sword fight, revenge, politics, master warrior, tragic hero ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: scotland, england, europe, scottish highlands, edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   35%
 
 6.6
 4K
MacArthur
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The film portrays MacArthur's (Gregory Peck) life from 1942, before the Battle of Bataan, to 1952, the time after he had been removed from his Korean War command by President Truman (Ed Flanders) for insubordination, and is recounted in ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, dramatic ...
Plot: war, military, island, politics, president, soldier, wartime, death, weapons, daring rescue, mentor, civil war ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: japan, australia, asia, korea, the philippines ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   28%
 
 8.1
 201K
Gandhi
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: epic, serious, sincere, dramatic, realistic ...
Plot: idealism, politics, freedom, assassination, lawyer, british, violence, protest, ethnic conflict, muslim, leadership, indians ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 30s, 40s ...
Place: india, england, south africa, asia, new delhi ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   31%
 
 7.8
 32K
Zulu
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, serious, exciting, dramatic ...
Plot: war, survival, military, adventure, violence, courage, british, colonialism, gunfight, master warrior, soldier, battle zone ...
Time: 19th century, 1960s, 1870s, victorian era
Place: south africa, africa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   34%
 
 8.1
 125K
Barry Lyndon
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, 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, cynical, atmospheric, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: rise and fall, debt, period piece, storytelling, self discovery, obsession, art, ambition, mozart, classical music, dialogue, greed ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s, 1700s, 1780s
Place: ireland, england, europe, belgium, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   39%
 
 7.7
 24K
Gettysburg
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, dramatic ...
Plot: american civil war, civil war, war, slavery, idealism, military, friendship, soldier, politics, courage, violence, sacrifice ...
Time: 19th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   34%
 
The Great Escape
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: The Nazis, exasperated at the number of escapes from their prison camps by a relatively small number of Allied prisoners, relocates them to a high-security 'escape-proof' camp to sit out the remainder of the war. Undaunted, the prisoners ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, prison, motorcycle, chase, freedom, survival, camp, german, nazi, escape, soldier, prison escape ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, poland, switzerland, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   29%
 
 8.0
 12K
Becket
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: King Henry II of England has trouble with the Church. When the Archbishop of Canterbury dies, he has a brilliant idea. Rather than appoint another pious cleric loyal to Rome and the Church, he will appoint his old drinking and wenching buddy, Thomas ...
Style: clever, talky, realistic, tense, epic ...
Plot: betrayal, friendship, drinking, murder, mentor, unlikely friendships, bishop, intrigue, church, runaway, complex characters, dialogue ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe, california, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   29%
 
The 300 Spartans
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, exciting, serious, talky, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, adventure, betrayal, military, soldier, sword fight, master warrior, sacrifice, courage, immortality, beautiful scenery, runaway ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1960s
Place: greece, europe, ancient greece, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   30%
 
 7.2
 132K
War Horse
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: epic, sentimental, emotional, realistic, touching ...
Plot: war, friendship, german, hopes, horse, british, beautiful scenery, wartime, storytelling, innocence lost, military, animals ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918
Place: england, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   37%
 
 7.9
 111K
Glory
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Robert Gould Shaw leads the US Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices of both his own Union army and the Confederates.
Style: epic, realistic, rough, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: american civil war, war, racism, military, civil war, slavery, prejudice, sacrifice, freedom, friendship, corruption, violence ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: massachusetts, usa, south carolina, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   33%
 
Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Russia, Germany, Kazakhstan
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The story recounts the early life of Genghis Khan, a slave who went on to conquer half the world in the 11th century.
Style: epic, stylized, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: destiny, slavery, childhood, betrayal, blind ambition, leadership, mentor, war, brutality, storytelling, vengeance, rise to the top ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: china, asia, mongolia, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   26%
 
1492: Conquest of Paradise
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Spain, USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: 1492: Conquest of Paradise depicts Christopher Columbus’ discovery of The New World and his effect on the indigenous people.
Style: epic, serious, atmospheric, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, culture clash, rebellion, adventurer, tragic hero, indians, genocide, greed, destiny, obsessive quest, rebelliousness, corruption ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century, renaissance, 1500s
Place: spain, europe, latin america, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   28%
 
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