Movies like The Message

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The Message (1976)
 8.2
 40K
The Message (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Lebanon, Libya, Kuwait, Morocco, UK, Saudi Arabia
Duration: 177 min.
Story: Handsomely-mounted historical epic concerns the birth of the Islamic faith and the story of the prophet Mohammed.
Style: epic, exciting, rough, serious, captivating
Plot: muslim, desert, war, angel, religions or cults, exile, islam, arab, adventure, society, leadership, heroes, struggle, politics, battles, belief, ancient, racism, fighting the system, god or devil, freedom, ambition, rebellion, oracle, hopes ...
Time: ancient history, middle ages
Place: middle east

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, epic, realistic and captivating films with plots about heroes, state affairs, war, battle, battles, military and rivalry mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like The Message: The 300 Spartans (1962), Lion of the Desert (1980), Barabbas (1961), King David (1985), Khartoum (1966). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, battles, master warrior, against the odds, chaos, leadership, danger, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1960s
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Lion of the Desert (1980)
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, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, muslim, resistance, hanging, dictatorship, heroic mission, daring rescue, state affairs, anti heroes, space and aliens, hopes, survival ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 30s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: libya, italy, middle east, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 8.9
 5K
The Message (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Libya, Egypt
Duration: 207 min.
Story: The story of prophet "Muhammad" and the delivery of the message of God "Allah".
Plot: muslim, islam, arab, war, spy, horse, speech, empire, revolution, ritual, sword fight, bow and arrow ...
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.0
 5K
Barabbas (1961)
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, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: sword and sandal, redemption, hopes, unfulfillment, haunted by the past, royal family, heroes, human spirit, leadership, dishonesty, state affairs, miraculous event ...
Time: 1st century
Place: middle east, holy land, europe, jerusalem, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 5.2
 2K
King David (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: This is a movie about the life of Israel's king David.
Style: epic, realistic, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Plot: rivalry, war, dishonesty, heroes, royal family, adventure, state affairs, religions or cults, tragic hero, bible, historical event, battlefield ...
Time: ancient history
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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, serious ...
Plot: siege, desert, islam, politics, culture clash, imperialism, negotiation, military, british empire, adventure, war, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, 1880s, victorian era ...
Place: sudan, africa, egypt, england, scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 2.7
 5K
The Gaul (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Belgium, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the year 60 B.C. a group of Druids, including the arch-druid Guttuart (Max von Sydow), witness the passing of a comet and interpret it as the sign of the coming of a king for their country Gaul, which has not had a king for a long time. Guttuart ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: destiny, roman empire, betrayal, leadership, heroes, vengeance, danger, battles, tough heroes, soldier, military, rivalry ...
Time: 1st century b.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Day of the Falcon (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Italy, Qatar, Tunisia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: On the Arabian Peninsula in the 1930s, two warring leaders come face to face. The victorious Nesib, Emir of Hobeika, lays down his peace terms to rival Amar, Sultan of Salmaah. The two men agree that neither can lay claim to the area of no man’s ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: muslim, desert, tribe, parents and children, political intrigue, state affairs, manipulations, family relations, royal family, head of state, political unrest, rivalry ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
 6.9
 4K
Cromwell (1970)
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, captivating, sincere, stylized ...
Plot: betrayal, politics, military, revolution, parliament, tyranny, king, against the odds, rise and fall, rebelliousness, society, ambition ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 18th century, 80s
Place: england, ireland, europe, america, scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, captivating, sincere, serious ...
Plot: redemption, betrayal, political unrest, dishonesty, miraculous event, unfulfillment, heroic mission, hopes, corrupted ruler, state affairs, life is a bitch, politics ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history
Place: middle east, holy land, jerusalem, dungeon, egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, exciting, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: knight, king, battles, warrior, siege, war, military, christianity, army, muslim, self sacrifice, adventure ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: holy land, middle east, england, israel, jerusalem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan (2007)
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, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monk, conquering, slavery, arranged marriage, king, tribe, escape, battle, leadership, childhood, starvation, struggle ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: mongolia, asia, china, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 8.4
 881K
Braveheart (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Ireland
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: rough, epic, exciting, factual, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: freedom, tragic hero, warrior, courage, war, heroes, battles, folk hero, vengeance, love story, leadership, torture ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: scotland, england, scottish highlands, europe, edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Constantine and the Cross (1961)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Italy, Yugoslavia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Constantin is fighting against Barbarians with his father when he is called to Rome. In his way to Rome, he falls in an ambush planned by Maxence, who wants to become emperor.
Style: epic, serious, realistic, christian film
Plot: emperor, ancient rome, christianity, war, intrigue, ambition, politics, betrayal, adoption, heroes, royal family, dishonesty ...
Time: ancient history
Place: europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Cast a Giant Shadow (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: An American Army officer is recruited by the yet to exist Israel to help them form an army. He is disturbed by this sudden appeal to his jewish roots. Each of Israel's Arab neighbors has vowed to invade the poorly prepared country as soon as ...
Style: realistic, captivating, tense, serious, epic
Plot: military, state affairs, war, wartime life, society, political unrest, human spirit, leadership, military life, heroes, rebellion, soldier ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1947
Place: israel, middle east, tel aviv israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Sodom and Gomorrah (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Sex, torture and betrayal in Biblical Sodom and Gomorrah. Lot, leader of the Hebrews, believes his people can co-exist with the Sodomites, a disastrous decision.
Style: epic, exciting, realistic, stylized, serious ...
Plot: slave, demolished city, miraculous event, chaos and mayhem, state affairs, adventure, self discovery, religions or cults, chaos, leadership, heroes, social decay ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.7
 355
The 14 Amazons (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The Yang family, men and women, have served their country loyally for generations. During the war General Yang is ambushed and killed. His widow and the entire family set out to avenge his death and defend the country.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, exciting
Plot: war, martial arts, battles, righting the wronged, military, rivalry, danger, intrigue, heroes, folk hero, religions or cults, hopes ...
Time: middle ages
Place: china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.3
 12K
El Cid (1961)
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, realistic, serious ...
Plot: war, knight, siege, convent, treason, tragic hero, betrayal, adventure, vengeance, on the run, rivalry, state affairs ...
Time: middle ages
Place: spain, europe, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 6K
Zulu Dawn (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1879, the British suffer a great loss at the Battle of Isandlwana due to incompetent leadership. Cy Endfield co-wrote the epic prequel Zulu Dawn 15 years after his enormously popular Zulu. Set in 1879, this film depicts the catastrophic Battle of ...
Style: epic, realistic, exciting, bleak, serious ...
Plot: military, soldier, imperialism, death, victory, mortar, spear throwing, surrounded, british empire, violence, battle, colonialism ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.7
 514
Crusaders (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, Germany
Duration: 194 min.
Story: Towards the end of the eleventh century, Pope Urban II announces a crusade against the Saracens, who have occupied the holy city of Jerusalem. Three young friends Richard, Peter and Andrew set off to join the crusading army.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, epic
Plot: friendship, adventure, pope, war, battles, society, religions or cults, clergy, politics, state affairs, city life, escapades ...
Time: middle ages
Place: europe, holy land, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.7
 2K
Caesar (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands, Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 240 min.
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: epic, captivating, realistic, serious, stylized
Plot: roman empire, dictatorship, politics, tragic hero, senate, battle, julius caesar, ancient rome, dishonesty, royal family, head of state, emperor ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Alfred the Great (1969)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 122 min.
Story: While Old England is being ransacked by roving Danes in the 9th century, Alfred is planning to join the priesthood. But observing the rape of his land, he puts away his religious vows to take up arms against the invaders, leading the English ...
Style: epic, stylized, serious, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: viking, heroes, society, moral dilemma, military, palaces castles and temples, religions or cults, battles, clergy, heroic mission, war, kidnapping ...
Time: ancient history
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.3
 6K
Revolution (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Norway
Duration: 126 min.
Story: New York trapper Tom Dobb becomes an unwilling participant in the American Revolution after his son Ned is drafted into the Army by the villainous Sergeant Major Peasy. Tom attempts to find his son, and eventually becomes convinced that he must take ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious
Plot: war, soldier, military life, fall in love, heroes, battles, rebelliousness, society, political unrest, human spirit, revolution, danger ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Warrior Queen (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Romania
Duration: 83 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: rough, exciting, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: roman empire, political unrest, gory, heroes, leadership, military, rivalry, adventure, war, heroic mission, conquering, state affairs ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The film begins in 1857, when India was ruled by the British East India Company. Mangal Pandey is a sepoy, a soldier of Indian origin, in the army of the East India Company. Pandey is fighting in the Anglo-Afghan Wars and saves the life of his ...
Style: epic, captivating, realistic, emotional, serious
Plot: rebellion, betrayal, administration, state affairs, war, battles, political unrest, gory, unlikely partners, imperialism, revolution, partners ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1800s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Czech Republic
Duration: 158 min.
Story: In 1429 a teenage girl from a remote French village stood before her King with a message she claimed came from God; that she would defeat the world's greatest army and liberate her country from its political and religious turmoil. Following her ...
Style: epic, captivating, factual, rough, serious ...
Plot: politics, battles, joan of arc, siege, rape, war, burned alive, heroic mission, brutality, betrayal, heroine, murder ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: france, england, europe, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.1
 54K
Conquest 1453 (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 162 min.
Story: After the death of his father Murat II, Mehmet II ascends to the Ottoman throne. After braving internal and external enemies, he decides to complete what he was destined to do: Conquer Constantinople.
Style: epic, tense, captivating, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: emperor, rise to the top, death, muslim, prophet, arena, sultan, leadership, conquering, dishonesty, glory, leader ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages
Place: ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, turkey, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Jeanne la Pucelle I - Les batailles (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France
Duration: 160 min.
Story: A part of Joan of Arc's life. At the beginning, Jeanne (Joan) has already left Domremy, she is trying to convince a captain to escort her to the Dauphin. It ends during Jeanne's first battle, at Orleans. Meanwhile, Jeanne is depicted more ...
Style: captivating, realistic, epic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: joan of arc, rise and fall, folk hero, heroes, war, unfulfillment, state affairs, military, ambition, battles, religions or cults, society ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.6
 4K
MacArthur (1977)
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, suspenseful, sincere, rough ...
Plot: military, soldier, war, island, politics, ruler, rebellion, campaign, danger, heroes, political unrest, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 40s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: japan, korea, new york, asia, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, stylized, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: roman empire, betrayal, chariot, ancient rome, tragic hero, war, adventure, state affairs, rivalry, military, ego clash, battles ...
Time: ancient history
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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