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The Antagonists (1981)
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The Antagonists (1981)
Original name: Masada
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 394 min.
TV show
Story: After the destruction of the Second Temple, 900 Jewish zealots hold out against a 5000 man Roman legion on the mountaintop fortress of Masada.
Style: epic, captivating, exciting, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: roman empire, desert, battles, siege, tragic hero, military, war, politics, human spirit, political unrest, rebelliousness, heroes, soldier, society, leadership, state affairs, betrayal, political intrigue, honor, resistance, mountain, religions or cults, rebellion, idealism, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history
Place: israel, holy land, middle east, palestine

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and epic films and TV series with plots about state affairs, battles, heroes, society, leadership, political unrest and rivalry mostly in History, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like The Antagonists: I, Claudius (1976), The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964), The Dovekeepers (2015), Sons of Liberty (2015), Empire (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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I, Claudius (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 650 min.
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Story: Tracing the lives of several Roman emperors, this is an epic of ruthless ambition, shocking debauchery and murderous intrigue set in one of history's most fascinating eras. Bearing witness to the saga is Claudius, whose stutter and limp have ...
Style: epic, clever, atmospheric, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: roman empire, emperor, political intrigue, power struggle, ambition, betrayal, intrigue, incest, ancient, family feud, prophecy, conspiracy ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
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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
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The Dovekeepers (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: This four-hour miniseries is based on Alice Hoffman’s acclaimed historical novel about four extraordinary women whose lives intersect in a fight for survival at the siege of Masada.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, stylized ...
Plot: strong female presence, survival, society, political unrest, rebelliousness, rebellion, siege, love and romance, religion, hopes, battles, state affairs ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, israel, middle east, jerusalem
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Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire (2006)
Genre: Documentary, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
Story: Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire is a 2006 BBC One docudrama series, with each episode looking at a different key turning point in the history of the Roman Empire.
Style: captivating, epic, realistic, serious
Plot: roman empire, emperor, historical character, politics, religions or cults, political intrigue, power struggle, battles, political unrest, dishonesty, rebelliousness, state affairs ...
Time: ancient history
Place: rome italy, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Sons of Liberty (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 270 min.
TV show
Story: The story of a group of very different men fighting in the American Colonies for freedom, and how they will shape the future for the United States of America.
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, realistic, tense ...
Plot: american revolution, human spirit, politics, leadership, rebelliousness, battles, political unrest, state affairs, rebellion, military, revolution, heroes ...
Time: 18th century
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
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Empire (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
Story: As Conqueror Julius Caesar is drawing his last breath, he swears Tyrannus—Rome's finest warrior—to an oath to protect his successor, Octavius, his 18-year-old nephew. Tyrannus and Octavius are forced into exile to protect the young man from ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: julius caesar, ancient rome, roman empire, leadership, assassination, rivalry, betrayal, gladiator, ambition, tragic hero, emperor, political conspiracy ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
Place: rome italy
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75%
Warrior Queen (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Romania
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The Celtic queen who shook the Roman Empire. Boudica is one of history’s first and fiercest women warriors. Sickened by ceaseless war, the king of the Iceni accepts a treaty with the Romans in exchange for his tribe’s continued independence. But ...
Style: exciting, captivating, epic, realistic, rough ...
Plot: roman empire, female warrior, battles, conquering, mother son incest, leadership, society, heroes, heroic mission, political unrest, wartime life, rivalry ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: england
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75%
Barbarians Rising (2016)
Genre: Documentary, Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: Told from the perspective of the rebel leaders, the series chronicles a wave of rebellions against absolute power by those the Roman Empire called “barbarians” – tribes they viewed as beyond the fringe of civilization that lived a brutish and ...
Style: captivating, serious, semi documentary
Plot: ancient rome, roman soldier, roman empire, rebellion, roman emperor, warrior, vandal, hunger, battles, siege, paganism, brutality ...
Time: ancient history
Place: hungary, north africa, mediterranean sea, italy, romania ...
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100%
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Attila (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA, Lithuania
Duration: 177 min.
TV show
Story: A romanced story of Attila the Hun, since his childhood, when he lost his parents until his death. Attila is disclosed as a great leader, strategist and lover and the movie shows his respect to the great Roman strategist Flavius Aetius, his loves ...
Style: exciting, captivating, epic, touching, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, battles, barbarian, sword and sandal, death, king, battlefield, village, heroic mission, leadership, heroes, adventure ...
Time: ancient history, middle ages
Place: rome italy, europe, constantinople
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60%
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 187 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, realistic, captivating, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: desert, adventure, battles, british colonial, world war one, historical character, imperialism, rebel, politics, bedouin, war, horse ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 20s ...
Place: middle east, ottoman empire, saudi arabia, lebanon, cairo egypt ...
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100%
Iron & Blood: The Legend of Taras Bulba (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Russia, Ukraine, Poland
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Set in the 16th century, this is a story about Ukraine's Cossack warriors and their campaign to defend their lands from the advancing Polish armies.
Style: epic, exciting, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Plot: battles, rebelliousness, leadership, heroes, cossack, political unrest, society, sword fight, parent child relationship, state affairs, father son relationship, parents and children ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ukraine, poland, europe
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55%
Hannibal: Rome's Worst Nightmare (2006)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: It is 200 years before the birth of Christ and Rome is the new superpower of the ancient world. She believes she is invincible - but one man is destined to change that. He is a man bound by oath to avenge the wrongs inflicted on his home and, in ...
Style: captivating, realistic, exciting, serious, epic
Plot: roman empire, conquering, leadership, danger, vengeance, soldier, battles, rivalry, heroes, war, elephant, military ...
Time: ancient history
Place: europe
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54%
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Spartacus (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
TV show
Story: Sentenced to spend out the rest of his adult life laboring in the harsh deserts of Egypt, the Thracian slave Spartacus gets a new lease on life when he is purchased by the obese owner of a Roman gladiator school. Moved by the defiance of an ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, realistic, tense, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, rebellion, slavery, tragic hero, human spirit, ancient rome, slave, leadership, gladiator, heroes, righting the wronged, rise and fall ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world, 1st century b.c., ancient times
Place: rome italy
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King of Kings (1961)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 168 min.
Story: Who is Jesus, and why does he impact all he meets? He is respected and reviled, emulated and accused, beloved, betrayed, and finally crucified. Yet that terrible fate would not be the end of the story.
Style: epic, biblical, serious, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: redemption, betrayal, jesus, injustice, state affairs, tragic hero, political unrest, heroic mission, christianity, hopes, unfulfillment, life is a bitch ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, ancient times
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem, egypt, israel ...
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Caesar (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands, Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: Twenty year-old Julius Caesar flees Rome for his life during the reign of Sulla but through skill and ambition rises four decades later to become Rome's supreme dictator.
Style: captivating, epic, stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: roman empire, julius caesar, politics, dictatorship, tragic hero, ambition, war hero, rivalry, rise and fall, head of state, emperor, treason ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 1st century b.c.
Place: egypt, africa, middle east, europe, rome italy
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Rough Riders (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 184 min.
TV show
Story: In 1898 the US government decided to intervene on the side of the Cuban rebels in their struggle against Spanish rule. Assistant Navy Secretary Theodore Roosevelt decides to experience the war first hand by promoting and joining a volunteer cavalry ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: american history, battles, soldier, military, heroic mission, political unrest, military life, civil war, state affairs, war, wartime life, human spirit ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: cuba, latin america, new mexico, san antonio texas
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46%
 6.6
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Solomon (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Czech Republic, Spain, USA, Netherlands, UK
Duration: 166 min.
TV show
Story: David, now an old man, is still king of Israel. Among his sons, the ambitious Adonijah and the clever Solomon. The two young men are fierce rivals, since both are prospective heirs to the throne and only one can be successful.
Style: biblical, realistic, serious, sincere, epic ...
Plot: battles, heroes, fall in love, royal family, political unrest, healing power, religions or cults, couple relations, legends and myths, rise to the top, society, rivalry ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, israel
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44%
The Last Kingdom (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A show of heroic deeds and epic battles with a thematic depth that embraces politics, religion, warfare, courage, love, loyalty and our universal search for identity. Combining real historical figures and events with fictional characters, it is the ...
Style: captivating, realistic, epic, stylized, exciting ...
Plot: king, battles, kingdom, danger, castle, escapades, rivalry, vengeance, heroes, political unrest, british, viking ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
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43%
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Ancient Black Ops (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: UK
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Story: From Ancient Greece to the frozen North, rulers have always needed their elite troops – men trained to perfection, skilled with a devastating array of weaponry – men who will track down their leader’s enemies and kill them. All assassination ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, soldier, battles, military, reenactment, deadly, master warrior, graphic violence, world spanning, greek, war
Time: ancient history, middle ages
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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, tense ...
Plot: battles, imperialism, siege, military, politics, political unrest, state affairs, rivalry, against the odds, human spirit, political conspiracy, culture clash ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, year 1900, victorian era, turn of the century
Place: england, china, france, beijing china, asia ...
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O Jerusalem (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, UK, Italy, Greece, Israel, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tale of friendship between two men, one Jewish and the other Arab, as the state of Israel is being created.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, disturbing
Plot: friendship, military, rebellion, danger, politics, state affairs, rivalry, battles, political unrest, wartime life, rebelliousness, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: israel, holy land, palestine, jerusalem
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40%
Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale - Part 1: The Sun Flag (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Mouna Rudo was born and raised among the Seediq people, an indigenous tribe in Taiwan, and as he grew to be a man he became a member of the Seediq Bale, a courageous band of native warriors. However, Rudo's way of life is threatened under the ...
Style: epic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, stylized ...
Plot: rebellion, jungle, against the rules, human spirit, culture clash, revolution, military, ambition, battles, rebelliousness, oppression, society ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: asia, taiwan
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38%
Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: China, South Korea, Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The aging Zhao embarks on his final and greatest campaign, a road to adventure that will crown his name in glory for all time.
Style: realistic, exciting, atmospheric, serious, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, female warrior, military, political unrest, uninhibited rivalry, soldier, war, ambition, hopes, heroic mission, state affairs, elderly ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, ancient china, asia
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38%
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Barabbas (1961)
Genre: 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, captivating ...
Plot: jesus christ, jesus, sword and sandal, redemption, religions or cults, betrayal, hopes, haunted by the past, human spirit, heroes, tragic hero, clergy ...
Time: 1st century
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36%
1066: The Battle for Middle Earth (2009)
Genre: Action, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 150 min.
TV show
Story: October 14th, 1066 is the most famous date in English history. It is the year of TWO invasions of England, and in which three huge and bloody pitched battles were fought
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, realistic, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, war, military, rivalry, danger, state affairs, political unrest, king, invasion, cruelty, bravery, fight ...
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Ben-Hur (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A falsely accused nobleman survives years of slavery to take vengeance on his best friend who betrayed him.
Style: epic, exciting, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient rome, roman empire, betrayal, vengeance, roman soldier, roman, false accusation, survival, arena, resistance fighter, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
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Abraham (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, Italy, USA, Czech Republic, France
Duration: 175 min.
TV show
Story: This engrossing dramatization of the life of Abraham, the most tested servant of God and the father of Judaism, spans from the patriarch's quest for the Promised Land to the sacrifice of his son, Isaac.
Style: serious, epic, captivating, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: prophet, bible, desert, heroic mission, miraculous event, redemption, society, adventure, human spirit, hopes, bible story, city ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, middle east, jordan
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35%
The Last Days of Pompeii (1984)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Italy, UK, USA
Duration: 245 min.
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Story: This costume series portrays aspects of life in Pompeii, a coastal luxury resort near Naples catering for the very rich of imperial Rome, mainly before but culminating in the eruption of the Vesuvian volcano, which wipes it from the face of the ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: volcano, ancient rome, roman empire, gladiator, legends and myths, forces of nature, resort, true love, rich and poor, palaces castles and temples, greek, social decay ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: pompeii
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35%
The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 260 min.
Story: All-star epic retelling of Christ's life.
Style: epic, biblical, atmospheric, captivating, serious ...
Plot: jesus christ, betrayal, desert, miraculous event, temptation, jesus, redemption, hopes, leadership, society, tragic hero, human spirit ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, ancient times
Place: holy land, jerusalem, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Band of Brothers (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 594 min.
TV show
Story: Drawn from interviews with survivors of Easy Company, as well as their journals and letters, Band of Brothers chronicles the experiences of these men from paratrooper training in Georgia through the end of the war. As an elite rifle company ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, war, military life, military, world war two, battles, sniper, combat, paratrooper, patriotism, friendship, behind enemy lines ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, france, netherlands, belgium ...
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35%