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Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
 7.4
 188K
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, navy, leadership, battles, napoleonic wars, adventure, military, doctor, nervous breakdown, heroic mission, escapades, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, sea battle, friendship, officers and cadets, human spirit, suicide, french, deception, map, self surgery, spy, heroes, ocean or sea ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1800s
Place: brazil, battleship, europe, england, france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, realistic and suspenseful films with plots about adventure, heroes, military, war, escapades, battles and military life mostly in Adventure, War and History genres. Some movies like Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World: Horatio Hornblower: The Duel (1998), The Bounty (1984), Mutiny on the Bounty (1962), Hornblower: Mutiny (2001), Flyboys (2006). 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
Plot: ship, gold, navy, quarantine, military, power relations, friends, adventure, heroic mission, war, hopes, heroes ...
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: realistic, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ship, duel, adventurer, weakness, military, humiliation, navy, british navy, napoleonic wars, ocean or sea, battles, adventure ...
Time: 18th century
Place: battleship
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 22K
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: captivating, suspenseful, serious, factual, intense ...
Plot: island, adventure, ship, betrayal, mutiny, navy, murder, escapades, rebelliousness, military life, sea captain, journey ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1930s
Place: england, tahiti, europe, pacific ocean
⇓ 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: leadership, captain, mutiny, adventure, betrayal, escapades, friends, heroic mission, rebellion, military, ship, adventurer ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1960s, 1930s
Place: tahiti, england, europe, seaport, battleship
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Hornblower: Mutiny (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, 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, navy, mutiny, leadership, uninhibited rivalry, confrontation with superior, war, ocean or sea, nervous breakdown, rebelliousness, humiliation ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1800s
Place: seaport, battleship, jamaica, west indies
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, realistic, exciting, rough
Plot: ship, execution, french, adventurer, first love, navy, military, invasion, rebelliousness, adventure, war, state affairs ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s
Place: europe, france, battleship
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: exciting, serious
Plot: ship, adventurer, military, navy, pardon, rescue, ocean or sea, battles, captivity, pow, war, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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, german, french, danger, heroes, battles, vengeance, heroic mission, aerial combat ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe, france, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: serious, realistic, captivating, exciting
Plot: military, soldier, danger, drug abuse, battles, train, military life, heroes, heroic mission, rivalry, anti heroes, escapades ...
Time: 19th century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: military, napoleonic wars, escapades, war, wartime life, battles, power relations, adventure, soldier, heroes, military life, promotion ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, realistic, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, secret, false accusation, confined, treasure, prison, mentor, frame up, convict, adventure, treason, corruption ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 18th century
Place: france, europe, marseille, paris france
⇓ 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: warrior, vengeance, roman empire, courage, master warrior, pride and honor, emperor, heroes, tragic hero, freedom, slavery, revenge ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: spain, germany, rome italy, italy, dungeon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.9
 32K
Red Tails (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American pilots to fly in a combat squadron during World War II.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, aerial combats, fighter pilot, soldier, military base, discrimination, war, danger, military life, battles, interracial relations, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1942, year 1944
Place: europe, italy, pentagon, germany, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: rough, exciting, captivating, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: military, napoleonic wars, battles, rivalry, soldier, infidelity, master and servant, crumbling marriage, escapades, couples, heroes, military life ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: rough, captivating, exciting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: soldier, military, siege, napoleonic wars, british soldier, lone wolves, heroic mission, family relations, escapades, war, uninhibited rivalry, adventure ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, espionage, british navy, dishonesty, military, heroes, military life, rebellion, battles, war, escapades, adventure ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: europe, france, english channel
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: serious, sincere, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: soldier, military, napoleonic wars, heroes, fighting the system, military life, tough heroes, political unrest, rivalry, political corruption, politics, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: napoleonic wars, ship, mutiny, royal navy, pirate, rescue, war, adventure, heroic mission, daring rescue, escapades, leadership ...
Time: 18th century
Place: england, battleship, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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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: rough, realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful
Plot: ship, rescue, battles, adventure, hotshot hero, war, heroes, couples, military life, treason, military, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: europe, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, rough, exciting, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, heroes, heroic mission, adventure, warrior, master warrior, battles, against the odds, chaos, leadership, chaos and mayhem, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1960s
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: realistic, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: siege, soldier, british soldier, castle, napoleonic wars, lone wolves, battle zone, adventure, wartime life, war, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: realistic, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, serious
Plot: military, soldier, british soldier, napoleonic wars, adventure, hostages, battle zone, heroic mission, lone wolves, save the day, battles, tough heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: portugal, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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, captivating, rough ...
Plot: siege, desert, islam, politics, culture clash, imperialism, negotiation, military, british empire, adventure, war, save the day ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, 1880s ...
Place: sudan, africa, egypt, england, scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Sharpe's Gold (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Sharpe is sent on a mission to exchange rifles for deserters with a strange band of Spanish guerillas. He also has to chaperone two women looking for their missing husband.
Style: exciting, captivating, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: behind enemy lines, military, soldier, adventurer, british soldier, napoleonic wars, battles, tough heroes, kidnapping, heroes, military life, wartime life ...
Time: 19th century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, danger, isolation, against the odds, whale, hopes, lost at sea, death ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1820s
Place: new england, massachusetts, south america, ecuador, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.2
 235K
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: uplifting, captivating, rough, sentimental, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, revolution, rebellion, freedom, battles, daring rescue, human spirit, british, heroic mission, parents and children, war, haunted by the past ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa, england, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
 16K
Midway (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: This war drama depicts the U.S. and Japanese forces in the naval Battle of Midway, which became a turning point for Americans during World War II.
Style: epic, realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Plot: u.s. navy, war, naval battle, against the odds, military, underdog, heroic mission, heroes, military life, danger, navy, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: japan, tokyo, germany, hawaii, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Sharpe's Sword (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Sharpe is tasked to protect the most important spy in Lord Wellington's network, but domestic issues, a traumatized young girl, and possible French spies all threaten his success
Style: realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, war, mute or deaf, espionage, military life, heroes, fall in love, fighting the system, soldier, rivalry, battle zone, adventure ...
Time: 19th century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Farewell to the King (1989)
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 ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, epic, melancholic ...
Plot: jungle, soldier, military, deserter, war, adventure, survival, betrayal, vengeance, island, adventurer, danger ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: japan, asia, indonesia, usa, manila philippines ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Sharpe's Eagle (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sharpe is a Captain saddled with the South Essex, a battalion run by incompetents and filled with soldiers who have never been in battle. When the South Essex loses its colours (its regimental flag), Sharpe vows to save the honor of the regiment by ...
Style: exciting, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, rebellion, battles, heroes, military life, soldier, rivalry, escapades, state affairs, vengeance, war, wartime life ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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