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The Mission (1986)
 7.4
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The Mission (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: UK, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When a Spanish Jesuit goes into the South American wilderness to build a mission in the hope of converting the Indians of the region, a slave hunter is converted and joins his mission. When Spain sells the colony to Portugal, they are forced to defend all they have built against the Portugese aggressors.
Style: epic, thought provoking, realistic, harsh, based on true events, touching, emotional, atmospheric, clever, serious ...
Plot: slavery, mission, clergy, jungle, native americans, punishment, interracial relations, peaceful mission, hopes, wilderness, religions or cults, murder, christianity, tragedy, ethnic conflict, battles, native, massacre, duel, waterfall, imperialism, redemption, culture clash, adventure, crimes ...
Time: 18th century
Place: south america, argentina, brazil, portugal, latin america, spain

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, harsh and dramatic films with plots about catastrophe, culture clash, dialogue, mentor, society, brutality and storytelling mostly in Drama, History and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Mission: Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972), Silence (2016), Amistad (1997), Black Robe (1991), Fitzcarraldo (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: West Germany, Mexico, Peru
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A few decades after the destruction of the Inca empire, a Spanish expedition leaves the mountains of Peru and goes down the Amazon river in search of gold and wealth. Soon, they come across great difficulties and Don Aguirre, a ruthless man who ...
Style: tense, bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: expedition, legends and myths, amazon, insanity, treasure hunt, gold, obsession, treasure, slavery, adventure, jungle, power struggle ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: south america, peru, latin america, spain, andes mountains
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Silence (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA, UK, Taiwan, Japan, Mexico, Italy
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Two Jesuit priests travel to seventeenth century Japan which has, under the Tokugawa shogunate, banned Catholicism and almost all foreign contact.
Style: philosophical, stylized, bleak, suspense, melancholic ...
Plot: christianity, missionary, religious persecution, crisis of faith, torture, culture clash, japanese history, clergy, betrayal, religion, doubt, martyrdom ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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86%
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Amistad (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: In 1839, the slave ship Amistad set sail from Cuba to America. During the long trip, Cinque leads the slaves in an unprecedented uprising. They are then held prisoner in Connecticut, and their release becomes the subject of heated debate. Freed ...
Style: touching, emotional, political, serious, captivating ...
Plot: slavery, slave trade, rebellion, interracial relations, dignity, mutiny, idealism, dishonesty, righting the wronged, freedom, social injustice, humanity ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, victorian era, 1830s, 1840s
Place: cuba, usa, africa, spain, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
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Black Robe (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the 17th century a Jesuit priest and a young companion are escorted through the wilderness of Quebec by Algonquin Indians to find a distant mission in the dead of winter. The Jesuit experiences a spiritual journey while his young companion falls ...
Style: bleak, thought provoking, realistic, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: native american, wilderness, indians, redemption, jesuit, journey, culture clash, shaman, society, interracial relations, religions or cults, hopes ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: canada, quebec, india, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Fitzcarraldo (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: West Germany, Peru, Brazil
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Fitzcarraldo, a dreamer who plans to bring opera and Enrico Caruso to the South American jungles. With limited funding, he must figure out how to finance the opera house, and ultimately decides to capitalize on South America's rubber ...
Style: tense, stylized, suspenseful, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: steamship, amazon river, ambition, jungle, dreams, boat, adventure, leadership, escapades, blind ambition, tribe, native americans ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: south america, peru, latin america, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Emerald Forest (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: For ten years, engineer Bill Markham has searched tirelessly for his son Tommy who disappeared from the edge of the Brazilian rainforest. Miraculously, he finds the boy living among the reclusive Amazon tribe who adopted him. And that's when ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, rough, atmospheric ...
Plot: jungle, jaguar, tribe, adoption, child abduction, kidnapping, missing person, cannibalism, amazon, rain forest, deforestation, adventure ...
Time: 80s
Place: brazil, latin america, south america, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.0
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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: suspenseful, captivating, serious, factual, intense ...
Plot: island, ship, betrayal, mutiny, murder, adventure, sea captain, escapades, navy, rebelliousness, military life, storm at sea ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1930s
Place: england, tahiti, europe, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, France, Spain
Duration: 154 min.
Story: 1492: Conquest of Paradise depicts Christopher Columbus’ discovery of The New World and his effect on the indigenous people.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, atmospheric, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventurer, native americans, adventure, conquistador, state affairs, military, against the odds, royal family, rebelliousness, obsessive quest, danger, father son relationship ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century, renaissance, 1500s, year 1941
Place: spain, europe, bahamas, west indies, haiti ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
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, emotional, serious, touching ...
Plot: native american, freedom, army, adventure, forbidden love, love triangle, interracial relations, vengeance, wilderness, american indian, woman in danger, war ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, georgian era, 1930s
Place: usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 113K
The Way Back (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates, Poland, India
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Peter Weir's follow-up to Master & Commander (2003) is the stark & brilliant The Way Back, which takes on the theme of man's struggle for freedom. At the dawn of WWII, several men escape from a Russian gulag. The film ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, bleak, epic ...
Plot: wilderness, freedom, escape, survival, prison escape, journey, gulag, pow, danger, war, camp, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: russia, india, himalaya, asia, tibet ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Czech Republic, USA
Duration: 148 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: captivating, epic, rough, factual, serious ...
Plot: battles, joan of arc, siege, religion, heroic mission, politics, medieval, war, courage, rise and fall, betrayal, god ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: france, england, europe, paris france, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Germany, Spain, Morocco, USA, Italy, France
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, battles, warrior, war, siege, king, christianity, crusade, sword fight, crusader, adventure, military ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: jerusalem, middle east, holy land, england, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Passion of the Christ (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: "The Passion of the Christ" is a film about the last 12 hours in the life of Jesus. Director Mel Gibson received much criticism from critics and audiences for his explicit depiction of and focus on violence and on christs suffering, ...
Style: biblical, factual, rough, bleak, epic ...
Plot: christianity, jesus christ, betrayal, jesus, religion, suffering, life philosophy, religions or cults, bible, torture, sacrifice, roman ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 30s, 1930s
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Last Supper (1976)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Cuba
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A pious plantation owner attempts to teach Christianity to 12 of his slaves by inviting them to participate in a reenactment of the Last Supper.
Style: witty, disturbing, suspense, biting, thought provoking ...
Plot: rebellion, racism, slavery, plantation, landlord, christianity, culture clash, interracial relations, satire, discrimination, rebelliousness, righting the wronged ...
Time: 18th century
Place: cuba, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Bridge of San Luis Rey (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Spain, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The Bridge of San Luis Rey is American author Thornton Wilder's second novel, first published in 1927 to worldwide acclaim. It tells the story of several interrelated people who die in the collapse of an Inca rope-fiber suspension bridge in ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, contemplative
Plot: investigation, destiny, social decay, danger, life is a bitch, escapades, clergy, survival, haunted by the past, murder, religions or cults, bridge ...
Time: 18th century
Place: peru, latin america, spain, andes mountains
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Ephraim's Rescue (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: From T.C. Christensen, director of the sensational pioneer film, 17 Miracles, comes the heroic true story of a simple man who was called to do the work of angels. Ephraim’s Rescue relates the story of Ephraim Hanks: a rescuer of the Martin ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: rescue, religious conversion, mormon, idealism, heroic mission, human spirit, leadership, destiny, optimism, society, hopes, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 18th century
Place: utah, ohio, usa, salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Over Sarith En Caesar (2013)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Netherlands, Germany, South Africa
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A story about two half-sisters life in the eighteenth century Suriname. There is Lynda, a white colonial and slave owner, and her slave Mini-Mini's. While Lynda is slowly embittered by the hard life in the colony, Mini-Mini gets a chance at ...
Style: touching, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: slavery, half sister, slave auction, plantation, imperialism, marriage, first love, rebelliousness, rebellion, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, suspense, cult film
Plot: battles, soldier, adventure, revolution, independence, fall in love, political unrest, parents and children, human spirit, life is a bitch, politics, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Forbidden Territory: Stanley's Search for Livingstone (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: British explorer Henry Stanley travels to Africa in 1871 seeking missionary David Livingstone.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: danger, society, war, missing person, idealism, wilderness, culture clash, human spirit, uncover truth, against the odds, self discovery, survival ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 6K
Barabbas (1961)
Genre: 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, serious, captivating ...
Plot: sword and sandal, redemption, jesus christ, jesus, haunted by the past, human spirit, religions or cults, betrayal, hopes, tragic hero, clergy, heroes ...
Time: 1st century
Place: rome italy, middle east, europe, holy land, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.9
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Rob Roy (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In the highlands of Scotland in the 1700s, Rob Roy tries to lead his small town to a better future, by borrowing money from the local nobility to buy cattle to herd to market. When the money is stolen, Rob is forced into a Robin Hood lifestyle to ...
Style: exciting, captivating, emotional, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: violent man, rivalry, folk hero, vengeance, adventure, against the odds, graphic violence, danger, righting the wronged, legends and myths, life philosophy, outlaw ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
A Man for All Seasons (1966)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Man for All Seasons is the filmed version of the life of Thomas More. An English man comes to Sir Thomas More to ask if he can divorce his wife since King Henry VIII has made it illegal. Sir Thomas More stands up in opposition to the King even ...
Style: earnest, talky, contemplative, realistic, serious ...
Plot: idealism, execution, treason, ambition, period piece, death sentence, decapitation, oath, betrayal, hopes, dishonesty, intrigue ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: england, europe, rome italy, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.4
 38K
Gallipoli (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As World War I rages, brave and youthful Australians Archy and Frank, both agile runners, become friends and enlist in the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps together. They later find themselves part of the Dardanelles Campaign on the Gallipoli ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, captivating, serious, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: anti war, military, world war one, friendship, british empire, idealism, human spirit, military life, battle zone, desert, soldier, army ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1915, 18th century
Place: australia, turkey, egypt, middle east, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 7.0
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Slave Coast (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: West Germany, Ghana
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A fearsome 19th century bandit, Cobra Verde cuts a swath through Brazil until he arrives at the sugar plantation of Don Octávio Countinho. Not knowing that his new guest is the notorious bandit and impressed by his ruthless ways, Don Octávio hires ...
Style: surreal, serious, atmospheric, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: slave trade, rescue, treasure hunt, survival, political unrest, culture clash, master and servant, danger, rebelliousness, rich and poor, imperialism, prisoner ...
Time: 19th century
Place: africa, brazil, latin america, west africa, rio de janeiro ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.9
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Longitude (2000)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Parallel stories: 18th century Harrison builds the marine chronometer for safe navigation at sea; 20th century Gould is obsessed with restoring it.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: inventor, british navy, sailboat, sea, military life, against the odds, adventure, escapades, danger, sea disaster, ocean or sea, ocean ...
Time: 18th century, 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1700s
Place: jamaica, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Of Gods and Men (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: French drama based on the 1996 kidnapping and killing of seven monks in Algeria. A group of Trappist monks reside in the monastery of Tibhirine in Algeria, where they live in harmony with the largely muslim population. When a bloody conflict between ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, captivating, meditative, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: monk, terrorism, clergy, monastery, hostage, execution, muslim, faith, peace, evacuation, political unrest, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1996
Place: algeria, palestine, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Mountains of the Moon (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: The story of Captain Richard Francis Burton's and Lt. John Hanning Speke's expedition to find the source of the Nile river in the name of Queen Victoria's British Empire. The film tells the story of their meeting, their friendship ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, atmospheric, epic ...
Plot: expedition, survival, wilderness, river, friendship, betrayal, adventure, heroic mission, escapades, danger, exploration, mountain ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, victorian era
Place: africa, crimea, cairo egypt, london, brazil ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, serious, factual, talky ...
Plot: siege, desert, politics, culture clash, imperialism, military, islam, heroes, battles, negotiation, british empire, wartime ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1880s, 18th century
Place: africa, sudan, egypt, england, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Brazil
Duration: 189 min.
Story: Martin and Hazel Quarrier are small-town fundamentalist missionaries sent to the jungles of South America to convert the Indians. Their remote mission was previously run by the Catholics, before the natives murdered them all. They are sent by the ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, captivating, enigmatic, bleak ...
Plot: missionary, jungle, culture clash, malaria, civilization, amazon, adventure, adventurer, escapades, danger, society, buddies ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 1960s
Place: brazil, latin america, argentina, south america, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.2
 47K
Kon-Tiki (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Sweden
Duration: 118 min.
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, serious, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ocean, survival, expedition, adventurer, ocean or sea, adventure, sea voyage, raft, obsessive quest, danger, escapades, fish ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, contemporary, 21st century, 40s ...
Place: pacific ocean, peru, usa, south america, new york ...
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30%