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The Message (1976)
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The Message (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Lebanon, Libya, Kuwait, Morocco, UK
Duration: 177 min.
Story: Handsomely-mounted historical epic concerns the birth of the Islamic faith and the story of the prophet Mohammed.
Style: epic, captivating, serious, exciting, rough
Plot: religions or cults, muslim, desert, leadership, adventure, society, war, islam, arab, exile, fighting the system, hopes, rise to the top, idealism, battles, ambition, heroes, rebellion, rivalry, oracle, racism, angel, a vision, sin, oppression ...
Time: ancient history, middle ages
Place: middle east

Most similar movies to The Message

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, epic, realistic and captivating films with plots about heroes, state affairs, leadership, battle, adventure, society and war mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like The Message: The 300 Spartans (1962), Lion of the Desert (1980), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014), Barabbas (1961). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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
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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, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, muslim, resistance, dictatorship, hanging, anti heroes, village, master warrior, war, soldier, daring rescue, leadership ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: libya, italy, middle east, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 216 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, exciting, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: desert, adventure, horse, war, battles, muslim, soldier, british colonial, arab, camel, british empire, leadership ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: middle east, ottoman empire, jerusalem, saudi arabia, lebanon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK, Spain, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The defiant leader Moses rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 400,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.
Style: epic, stylized, biblical, harsh, serious ...
Plot: destiny, bible, ancient egypt, religion, miraculous event, religions or cults, christianity, uninhibited rivalry, royal family, human spirit, siblings relations, belief in god ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, holy land, middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: islam, muslim, arab, war, ritual, racism, slave, bow and arrow, old man, historical event, prophet, hugging ...
Place: middle east
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 7.0
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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, serious, exciting, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: sword and sandal, redemption, clergy, tragic hero, betrayal, leadership, human spirit, miraculous event, royal family, religions or cults, dishonesty, heroes ...
Time: 1st century
Place: europe, holy land, middle east, mine, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.9
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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, desert, islam, culture clash, british empire, politics, military, war, imperialism, negotiation, adventure, leadership ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, 1880s, victorian era ...
Place: sudan, africa, egypt, england, belgium ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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, serious, sincere, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: royal family, dishonesty, bible, heroes, rivalry, adventure, society, war, state affairs, tragic hero, political unrest, religions or cults ...
Time: ancient history
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, serious, sincere, captivating, biblical ...
Plot: betrayal, redemption, tragic hero, jesus christ, leadership, miraculous event, political unrest, religions or cults, injustice, politics, dishonesty, christian ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, dungeon, jerusalem, egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.9
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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, serious, sincere, stylized ...
Plot: betrayal, politics, military, revolution, intrigue, rise and fall, rise to the top, political unrest, royal family, against the odds, ambition, dishonesty ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 80s, 18th century
Place: england, ireland, europe, america, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 2.7
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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: epic, rough, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: roman empire, destiny, leadership, adventure, heroes, military, war, state affairs, soldier, betrayal, rise to the top, vengeance ...
Time: 1st century b.c.
⇓ 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, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: knight, battles, king, warrior, muslim, war, christianity, military, siege, self sacrifice, master warrior, rise to the top ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: holy land, middle east, israel, jerusalem, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, serious, stylized, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: leadership, self discovery, miraculous event, social decay, adventure, religions or cults, heroes, society, rescue, chaos and mayhem, state affairs, chaos ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: stylized, serious, epic, realistic
Plot: tribe, desert, muslim, prince, political intrigue, royal family, rivalry, state affairs, head of state, intrigue, leadership, manipulations ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: master warrior, tragic hero, roman, adventure, betrayal, intrigue, rise to the top, war, royal family, battles, politics, dishonesty ...
Time: ancient history
Place: europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 199 min.
Story: All-star epic retelling of Christ's life.
Style: epic, serious, atmospheric, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: desert, betrayal, temptation, tragic hero, leadership, jesus christ, redemption, human spirit, miraculous event, religions or cults, heroes, hopes ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, dungeon, jerusalem, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 8.4
 858K
Braveheart (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
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, courage, battles, heroes, war, leadership, vengeance, master warrior, warrior, idealism, legend ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: scotland, england, scottish highlands, europe, edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conquering, monk, slavery, leadership, battle, tribe, arranged marriage, king, escape, blind ambition, destiny, childhood ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: mongolia, asia, china, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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, serious, stylized, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: moral dilemma, heroic mission, palaces castles and temples, heroes, war, clergy, religions or cults, battles, military, society, battle, kidnapping ...
Time: ancient history
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 469
Peter and Paul (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 198 min.
Story: Peter and Paul assume leadership of the Church as they struggle against violent opposition to the teachings of Christ and their own personal conflicts.
Style: epic, serious, atmospheric, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: leadership, obsessive quest, christian, roman empire, religions or cults, hopes, society, state affairs, anti heroes, clergy, redemption, injustice ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, rome italy, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: serious, captivating, epic, realistic
Plot: friendship, adventure, pope, religions or cults, battles, love, crusade, heroes, society, desert, war, clergy ...
Time: middle ages
Place: europe, holy land, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: serious, exciting, realistic, captivating
Plot: war, martial arts, adventure, folk hero, master warrior, revenge, female warrior, generation, heroic mission, battles, righting the wronged, escapades ...
Time: middle ages
Place: china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Moses the Lawgiver (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Story of Moses. Originally a TV Miniseries recut for theaters
Style: epic, serious, captivating, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: desert, leadership, religions or cults, bible, ten commandments, heroes, society, folk hero, heroic mission, against the odds, ambition, escapades ...
Time: ancient history
Place: africa, egypt, holy land, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, stylized, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: roman empire, politics, dictatorship, tragic hero, julius caesar, battle, ancient rome, senate, rise and fall, conspiracy, war, civilization ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
Place: egypt, africa, europe, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.3
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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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: war, knight, betrayal, adventure, vengeance, siege, tragic hero, historical figure, honor, convent, heroic mission, royal family ...
Time: middle ages
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: epic, exciting, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: roman empire, mother son incest, leadership, gory, battles, war, heroes, rivalry, state affairs, heroic mission, adventure, political unrest ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.1
 1K
Abraham (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, Italy, USA, Czech Republic, France
Duration: 175 min.
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: epic, exciting, serious
Plot: bible, anti heroes, leadership, human spirit, adventure, miraculous event, religions or cults, heroes, society, family relations, redemption, heroic mission ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, middle east, jordan
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.6
 151K
Alexander (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Germany, USA, Netherlands, France, UK, Italy
Duration: 175 min.
Story: Alexander, the King of Macedonia, leads his legions against the giant Persian Empire. After defeating the Persians, he leads his army across the then known world, venturing farther than any westerner had ever gone, all the way to India.
Style: suspense, epic, factual, breathtaking, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: homosexuality, ambition, war, rise to the top, adventure, battles, heroes, battle zone, conquering, state affairs, royal family, brutality ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: greece, ancient greece, persia, macedonia, egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: serious, captivating, realistic, tense, epic
Plot: military, soldier, war, leadership, human spirit, self discovery, political unrest, wartime life, battles, against the odds, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1947
Place: israel, middle east, tel aviv israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.6
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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, bleak, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: soldier, battle, colonialism, victory, surrounded, army life, spear throwing, mortar, death, violence, british empire, military ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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