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Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
 7.4
 185K
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: After an abrupt and violent encounter with a French warship inflicts severe damage upon his ship, a captain of the British Royal Navy begins a chase over two oceans to capture or destroy the enemy, though he must weigh his commitment to duty and ferocious pursuit of glory against the safety of his devoted crew, including the ship's thoughtful surgeon, his best friend.
Style: exciting, serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending, dramatic, epic, breathtaking, talky ...
Plot: ship, leadership, navy, battles, adventure, uninhibited rivalry, escapades, rivalry, human spirit, heroic mission, officers and cadets, military, nervous breakdown, doctor, napoleonic wars, friendship, sea battle, self surgery, obsessive quest, ocean or sea, heroes, power relations, military life, friends, map ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1800s
Place: brazil, europe, england, battleship, france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, exciting and suspenseful films with plots about adventure, heroes, military, war, escapades, battles and sword mostly in Adventure, War and Drama genres. Some movies like Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World: Horatio Hornblower: The Duel (1998), The Count of Monte Cristo (2002), Hornblower: Mutiny (2001), The Last Samurai (2003), Damn the Defiant! (1962). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Horatio Hornblower: The Fire Ship (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The Hornblower series is based on C.S. Forester's classic maritime adventures - the story of one young man's struggle to become a leader of men. Set against the back drop of the 18th century Anglo-French wars, the bloodiest time in British ...
Style: exciting, serious
Plot: ship, military, quarantine, navy, gold, adventure, adventurer, ocean or sea, obsessive quest, uninhibited rivalry, war, human spirit ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: battleship, north africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Horatio Hornblower: The Duel (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The Hornblower series is based on C.S. Forester's classic maritime adventures - the story of one young man's struggle to become a leader of men. Set against the back drop of the 18th century Anglo-French wars, the bloodiest time in British ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ship, duel, adventurer, ocean or sea, british navy, napoleonic wars, adventure, battles, military, weakness, humiliation, navy ...
Time: 18th century
Place: battleship
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Ireland
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Edmond Dantés's life and plans to marry the beautiful Mercedes are shattered when his best friend, Fernand, deceives him. After spending 13 miserable years in prison, Dantés escapes with the help of a fellow inmate and plots his revenge, ...
Style: exciting, serious, twists and turns, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: betrayal, secret, mentor, adventure, treasure, false accusation, napoleon bonaparte, island, greed, vengeance, corruption, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 18th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Hornblower: Mutiny (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 240 min.
Story: The Hornblower series is based on C.S. Forester's classic maritime adventures - the story of one young man's struggle to become a leader of men. Set against the back drop of the 18th century Anglo-French wars, the bloodiest time in British ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: ship, napoleonic wars, mutiny, leadership, navy, adventure, rebelliousness, military life, ocean or sea, heroes, war, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1800s
Place: jamaica, battleship, seaport, west indies
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, war, dignity, pride and honor, master warrior, swords and armor, leader ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1800s
Place: japan, asia, pacific ocean, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Damn the Defiant! (1962)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Defiant's crew is part of a fleet-wide movement to present a petition of grievances to the Admiralty. Violence must be no part of it. The continual sadism of Defiant's first officer makes this difficult, and when the captain is disabled, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ship, royal navy, mutiny, pirate, adventure, adventurer, sea, french, son, soldier, daring rescue, ocean or sea ...
Time: 18th century
Place: england, europe, battleship
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Horatio Hornblower: The Wrong War (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Hornblower series is based on C.S. Forester's classic maritime adventures - the story of one young man's struggle to become a leader of men. Set against the back drop of the 18th century Anglo-French wars, the bloodiest time in British ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, rough
Plot: ship, adventurer, military, navy, invasion, execution, first love, french, adventure, rebelliousness, political intrigue, ocean or sea ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s
Place: europe, france, battleship
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, muslim, army, christianity, public execution, anti war, loss of brother ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: holy land, middle east, england, israel, jerusalem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Admiral: Roaring Currents (2014)
Genre: Action, History, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The film mainly follows the famous 1597 Battle of Myeongryang during the Japanese invasion of Korea (1592-1598), where the iconic Joseon admiral Yi Sun-sin managed to destroy a total of 133 Japanese warships with only 13 ships remaining in his ...
Style: epic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: war, ship, heroic mission, battles, navy, against the odds, heroes, military, human spirit, tough heroes, hopes, naval battle ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: battleship, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 1.2M
Gladiator (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 155 min.
Story: In the year 180, the death of emperor Marcus Aurelius throws the Roman Empire into chaos. Maximus is one of the Roman army's most capable and trusted generals and a key advisor to the emperor. As Marcus' devious son Commodus ascends to ...
Style: epic, captivating, exciting, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: roman empire, vengeance, master warrior, emperor, revenge, warrior, slavery, heroes, tragic hero, courage, freedom, rivalry ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: north africa, spain, germany, rome italy, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.5
 39K
Flyboys (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The adventures of the Lafayette Escadrille, young Americans who volunteered for the French military before the U.S. entered World War I, and became the country's first fighter pilots.
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, factual, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: military, war, airplane, adventure, battles, heroic mission, vengeance, danger, german, heroes, french, aerial combat ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe, france, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.1
 21K
The Bounty (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA, New Zealand
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The familiar story of Lieutenant Bligh, whose cruelty leads to a mutiny on his ship. This version follows both the efforts of Fletcher Christian to get his men beyond the reach of British retribution, and the epic voyage of Lieutenant Bligh to get ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, based on true events ...
Plot: island, ship, adventure, mutiny, sea, betrayal, navy, adventurer, rebellion, exotic island, sailor, lake ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1930s
Place: england, tahiti, europe, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Horatio Hornblower: The Duchess and the Devil (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Horatio Homblower, now promoted to Acting Lieutenant, captures the French ship Le Reve off the Spanish coast. The Captain of the French ship is furious that such a youngster has pulled off such a coup. But far more daunting is Hornblower's ...
Style: serious, exciting
Plot: ship, adventurer, military, pardon, navy, adventure, rescue, battles, ocean or sea, escapades, war, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.5
 17K
The Duellists (1977)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1800, as Napoleon Bonaparte rises to power in France, a rivalry erupts between Armand and Gabriel, two lieutenants in the French Army, over a perceived insult. For over a decade, they engage in a series of duels amidst larger conflicts, including ...
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, captivating, melancholic ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, sword duel, fencing, pistol duel, soldier, vengeance, obsessive quest, cossack, uninhibited rivalry, escapades, military, military life ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 1800s, 18th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: The Bounty leaves Portsmouth in 1787. Its destination: to sail to Tahiti and load bread-fruit. Captain Bligh will do anything to get there as fast as possible, using any means to keep up a strict discipline. When they arrive at Tahiti, it is like a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mutiny, leadership, adventure, betrayal, adventurer, exotic island, captain, ship, ocean or sea, survival, rebelliousness, heroic mission ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1960s, 1930s
Place: tahiti, england, europe, battleship, seaport
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Sharpe's Peril (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Our story begins at the end of Sharpe's Challenge. Sharpe and Harper are en route to Madras when they encounter a baggage train from the East India Company traveling through hostile territory. Chitu, a legendary bandit leader in control of the ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: soldier, military, anti heroes, train, adventure, napoleonic wars, heroic mission, military life, war, battles, danger, heroes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Sharpe's Rifles (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: During the Peninsular War in Spain against the French, Sergeant Richard Sharpe saves the life of Arthur Wellesley, the future Duke of Wellington and is promoted to Lieutenant. In order to pay the troops Wellesley needs a money draft from the banker ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: napoleonic wars, military, battles, soldier, adventure, military life, war, officers and cadets, wartime life, escapades, heroes, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Horatio Hornblower 3 (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Hornblower is given a dangerous mission to deliver an emigre French nobleman to a secret rendezvous near Brest while coping with enemy agents in his own ranks.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: british navy, napoleonic wars, espionage, adventure, escapades, heroes, ship, military, war, military life, battles, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: europe, france, english channel
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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 ⇓
35%
Sharpe's Waterloo (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Based on the novel by Bernard Cornwell, "Sharpe's Waterloo" brings maverick British officer Lt. Col. Richard Sharpe to his last fight against the French, in June of 1815.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, military, lone wolves, soldier, adventure, military life, battle zone, war, escapades, heroes, rivalry, master and servant ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Sharpe's Honour (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: 1813. Major Sharpe's old enemy, Major Ducos manipulates a beautiful young marquesa into falsely accusing Sharpe of rape. Her husband calls Sharpe out in a duel. But when the husband is found dead the next morning, Sharpe is arrested and brought ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, tense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, napoleonic wars, british soldier, military, behind enemy lines, adventure, uninhibited rivalry, duel, battle zone, false accusation, injustice, war ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Sharpe's Company (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Spain 1812 The Duke of Wellington plans to lay siege to Badajoz. A murderous figure from Sharpe's past uses a beautiful woman revenge himself on Sharpe, now the father of her child. Sharpe has reason to be happy, he holds his daughter for the ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, atmospheric, rough ...
Plot: soldier, napoleonic wars, british soldier, military, siege, lone wolves, adventure, military life, battle zone, war, tough heroes, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Sharpe's Regiment (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Told his battalion is to be split up due to lack of recruits at home, Sharpe and Harper return to England to investigate. What should have been a simple query turns politically explosive as they come nearer to exposing profiteering on the home front ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: soldier, napoleonic wars, military, lone wolves, adventure, political corruption, tough heroes, fighting the system, war, heroes, uninhibited rivalry, heroic mission ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 6.3
 149K
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: epic, exciting, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, knight, battles, king arthur, adventure, folk hero, battle, frozen lake, freedom, christianity, military, state affairs ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century
Place: europe, england, britain, dungeon, scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Hornblower: Duty (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The Hornblower series is based on C.S. Forester's classic maritime adventures - the story of one young man's struggle to become a leader of men. Set against the back drop of the 18th century Anglo-French wars, the bloodiest time in British ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: ship, adventure, military, hotshot hero, rescue, war, military life, battles, danger, heroes, couples, treason ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: europe, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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, exciting, serious, rough ...
Plot: siege, islam, culture clash, british empire, desert, politics, military, war, imperialism, negotiation, adventure, leadership ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, 1880s, victorian era ...
Place: sudan, africa, egypt, england, belgium ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Sharpe's Siege (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sharpe, with his new commanding officer, is sent to capture a castle when news comes of locals who will rise against Bonaparte. However, he is somewhat distracted by thoughts of his wife whom he was forced to leave while stricken with fever.
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: siege, napoleonic wars, british soldier, castle, soldier, adventure, lone wolves, wartime life, battle zone, woman in danger, palaces castles and temples, war ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Sharpe's Battle (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When Sharpe is ordered to whip the King of Spain's Irish Royal Brigade into shape, he faces dissent from the men who believe the British are slaughtering their relatives in Ireland and a spy from within.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, adventure, officers and cadets, military life, battle zone, tough heroes, war, rivalry, adventurer, vengeance, wartime life ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Sharpe's Enemy (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Portugal 1813. A band of deserters, including Sharpe's old enemy, Obadiah Hakeswill, have captured two women, one the wife of a high-ranking English officer, and are holding them hostage for ransom. Sharpe is given the 60th Rifles and a Rocket ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: napoleonic wars, soldier, british soldier, military, hostages, adventure, battle zone, save the day, uninhibited rivalry, kidnapping, war, military life ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: portugal, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia, Spain
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s ...
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, scenic, inspirational ...
Plot: survival, ship, dangerous animal, ocean, adventure, isolation, whale, danger, against the odds, lost at sea, death, starvation ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 1850s
Place: new england, south america, ecuador, pacific ocean, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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