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Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
 7.4
 223K
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, 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, tense, epic, serious, suspenseful, visually appealing, realistic, motivational, uplifting, breathtaking ...
Plot: ship, napoleonic wars, navy, sea battle, adventure, heroic mission, leadership, battles, naval battle, sailboat, naturalist, ocean, uninhibited rivalry, battleship, morality, obsessive quest, escapades, rivalry, royal navy, military, expedition, war hero, friendship, sea, war ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, edwardian era, 1800s
Place: england, france, brazil, europe, pacific ocean

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, realistic and epic films with plots about heroes, military, adventure, war, battles, violence and sword fight mostly in Drama, War and Adventure genres. Some movies like Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World: The Bounty (1984), The Four Feathers (2002), Damn the Defiant! (1962), The Admiral: Roaring Currents (2014), Khartoum (1966). 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: serious, exciting, feel good
Plot: ship, navy, napoleonic wars, heroes, battles, sea, french revolution, sailing, success, pirate, military, war hero ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: north africa
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The Bounty (1984)
Genre: 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: epic, suspenseful, captivating, sexy, suspense ...
Plot: ship, island, mutiny, betrayal, sea, storm at sea, survival, sailboat, adventure, lost at sea, murder, greed ...
Time: 18th century, 1930s, georgian era, year 1984, 1780s
Place: england, tahiti, pacific ocean, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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: feel good, realistic, serious, exciting, rough
Plot: ship, heroes, napoleonic wars, french revolution, adventurer, sailing, sea, adventure, pirate, military, navy, first love ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s
Place: europe, france, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, atmospheric, touching, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: military, colonialism, war, slavery, redemption, british empire, desert, adventure, imperialism, soldier, cavalry, fight ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1890s, 1880s
Place: england, africa, sudan, egypt, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Damn the Defiant! (1962)
Genre: Action, 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: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ship, napoleonic wars, pirate, navy, british navy, sea, mutiny, sailing, french revolution, royal navy, son, war ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Horatio Hornblower: Retribution (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Hornblower and the other officers of the Renown must return to Jamaica to face a court-martial and possible execution for their actions in relieving their unstable captain.
Style: exciting, captivating, rough, suspenseful, feel good ...
Plot: sea battle, napoleonic wars, sailboat, military, rebellion, war hero, adventure, military life, rivalry, army investigation, war, ship ...
Time: 19th century
Place: west indies, jamaica
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Admiral: Roaring Currents (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 128 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, tense, exciting, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: war, military, korean history, naval battle, battles, heroic mission, human spirit, against the odds, warrior, ship, heroes, samurai ...
Time: 16th century
Place: korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, suspenseful, talky ...
Plot: islam, politics, culture clash, military, imperialism, siege, colonialism, wartime, british empire, war, adventure, justice ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s, 18th century
Place: africa, sudan, england, ireland, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: captivating, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, sea battle, british navy, military, espionage, war hero, rebellion, military life, sword fight, escapades, adventure, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, georgian era
Place: france, europe, english channel
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Ireland, Switzerland, UK, USA
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, suspense, intense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, sword fight, adventure, prison escape, betrayal, revenge, treason, vengeance, treasure, french, confined, lone hero ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, victorian era
Place: france, marseille, ireland, europe, paris france
⇓ 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: exciting, serious, realistic, road movie, feel good
Audience: boys' night
Plot: napoleonic wars, ship, british navy, adventurer, adventure, navy, military, bully, heroes, duel, battles, sea ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: feel good, exciting, serious
Plot: ship, sea battle, napoleonic wars, pirate, heroes, sea, sailing, french revolution, navy, pow, battles, pardon ...
Time: 18th century, victorian era, 19th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Hornblower: Mutiny (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 98 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, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: ship, napoleonic wars, british navy, military, heroes, leadership, navy, war, adventure, military life, naval battle, commander ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: west indies, jamaica
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: epic, psychological, suspense, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 18th century, 60s, 1930s, 1780s, georgian era ...
Place: tahiti, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, visually appealing ...
Plot: rise and fall, aristocracy, nobility, card playing, jealousy, social climbing, escapades, glory, wedding, corporal punishment, gambler, cheating at cards ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, victorian era, 1780s, 1770s
Place: ireland, prussia, england, europe, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
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Duration: 112 min.
Story: As the English and French soldiers battle for control of the American colonies in the 18th century, the settlers and native Americans are forced to take sides. Cora and her sister Alice unwittingly walk into trouble but are reluctantly saved by ...
Style: epic, exciting, sexy, visually appealing, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
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Time: 18th century, georgian era, middle ages, 1930s
Place: england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Patriot (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 165 min.
Story: After proving himself on the field of battle in the French and Indian War, Benjamin Martin wants nothing more to do with such things, preferring the simple life of a farmer. But when his son Gabriel enlists in the army to defend their new nation, ...
Style: epic, rough, uplifting, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, boys' night
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Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1770s, 1780s
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The Sand Pebbles (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 182 min.
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Style: epic, tense, realistic, allegory, suspense ...
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
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Style: epic, captivating, breathtaking, emotional, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: ancient rome, revenge, sword fight, roman empire, ancient history, vengeance, gladiator, freedom, slavery, courage, warrior, roman ...
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Kon-Tiki (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Sweden
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Story: The true story about legendary explorer Thor Heyerdahl and his epic crossing of the Pacific on a balsa wood raft in 1947, in an effort to prove it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times.
Style: harsh, realistic, exciting, epic, suspense ...
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Genre: Action, History, War
Country: UK, USA, Switzerland
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense, realistic ...
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Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
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Style: epic, sexy, serious, talky, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
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100%
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An American soldier who escapes the execution of his comrades by Japanese soldiers in Borneo during WWII becomes the leader of a personal empire among the headhunters in this war story told in the style of Joseph Conrad and Rudyard Kipling. The ...
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Gettysburg (1993)
Genre: Drama, History, War
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Style: epic, realistic, factual, captivating, serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Eagle (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
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Style: exciting, intense, absurd, epic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
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Admiral (2015)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 151 min.
Story: When the young republic of The Netherlands is attacked by England, France and Germany and faces its own civil war no less, only one man, Michael de Ruyter, can lead the county's strongest weapon, the Dutch fleet.
Style: captivating, exciting, realistic, serious, slasher ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Devil's Brigade (1968)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: 1968 American war film about the formation and first mission of the joint Canadian-American WWII special forces winter and mountain unit formally called 1st Special Service Force, but commonly known as “The Devil’s Brigade”. The film ...
Style: exciting, realistic, tense, harsh, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 1940s
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