Movies like The Mission

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The Mission (1986)
 7.4
 55K
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, jungle, clergy, punishment, interracial relations, peaceful mission, christianity, hopes, wilderness, religions or cults, murder, native americans, 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

Most similar movies to The Mission

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, breathtaking and dramatic films with plots about culture clash, society, catastrophe, mentor, adventure, dialogue and destiny mostly in Drama, History and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Mission: Silence (2016), Amistad (1997), Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972), The Emerald Forest (1985), Black Robe (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, bleak, suspense, melancholic, intellectual ...
Plot: christianity, missionary, crisis of faith, religious persecution, torture, culture clash, clergy, portuguese, japanese history, betrayal, religion, doubt ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 70K
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, 1840s, 1830s
Place: cuba, usa, africa, boston, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: West Germany
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: amazon, expedition, legends and myths, insanity, treasure hunt, gold, obsession, treasure, slavery, adventure, jungle, power struggle ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: south america, peru, latin america, spain, andes mountains
⇓ 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, rough, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: jungle, jaguar, adoption, kidnapping, missing person, cannibalism, tribe, amazon, rain forest, deforestation, adventure, amazon rainforest ...
Time: 80s
Place: brazil, latin america, south america, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 6K
Black Robe (1991)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, Australia, USA
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, redemption, jesuit, journey, culture clash, shaman, society, religions or cults, hopes, escapades, soldier ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: canada, quebec, india, france
⇓ 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, atmospheric, exciting, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventurer, adventure, against the odds, state affairs, military, obsessive quest, danger, native americans, royal family, rebelliousness, father son relationship, tribe ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century, renaissance, 1500s, year 1941
Place: spain, europe, caribbean, haiti, bahamas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.1
 24K
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, military life, rebelliousness, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1930s
Place: england, tahiti, europe, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.2
 36K
The Physician (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 155 min.
Story: The story of Rob Cole, a boy who is left a penniless orphan in an 11th-century English mining town when his mother dies of a mysterious illness. Vowing to become a physician and vanquish Death itself, he travels to Isfahan in Persia to study ...
Style: captivating, realistic, breathtaking, scenic, rough ...
Plot: follow your dream, ambition, apprentice, doctors and patients, society, medicine, orphan, medieval, culture clash, surgeon, mentor, unlikely relationship ...
Time: middle ages, 11th century, 18th century
Place: persia, iran, england, london, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: rescue, leadership, heroic mission, human spirit, idealism, society, destiny, optimism, hopes, escapades, religious conversion, mormon ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1850s
Place: ohio, usa, salt lake city utah, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In 1931, three aboriginal girls escape after being plucked from their homes to be trained as domestic staff and set off on a trek across the Outback.
Style: thought provoking, emotional, touching, serious, factual ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: child abuse, racism, australian outback, culture clash, survival, kidnapping, australian aboriginal, punishment, hopes, aborigine, outback, injustice ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 70s
Place: australia, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: emotional, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: investigation, destiny, bridge, social decay, danger, life is a bitch, clergy, escapades, murder, haunted by the past, survival, religions or cults ...
Time: 18th century
Place: peru, latin america, andes mountains, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, serious, realistic
Plot: slavery, half sister, slave auction, plantation, imperialism, first love, marriage, rebelliousness, rebellion, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 187 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, realistic, captivating, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: desert, adventure, battles, british colonial, war, world war one, historical character, imperialism, rebel, politics, horse, culture clash ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1930s, 30s, 20s ...
Place: middle east, ottoman empire, saudi arabia, lebanon, cairo egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: adventurer, hopes, obsessive quest, missing person, idealism, wilderness, culture clash, human spirit, uncover truth, against the odds, self discovery, survival ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, stylized, atmospheric, exciting, serious ...
Plot: slave, state affairs, chaos and mayhem, social decay, self discovery, miraculous event, leadership, adventure, rescue, society, heroes, graphic violence ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.0
 7K
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, political unrest, survival, culture clash, master and servant, danger, rich and poor, rebelliousness, imperialism, prisoner ...
Time: 19th century
Place: africa, brazil, latin america, rio de janeiro, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.9
 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: jesus, sword and sandal, redemption, jesus christ, haunted by the past, human spirit, betrayal, hopes, religions or cults, heroes, tragic hero, clergy ...
Time: 1st century
Place: rome italy, middle east, europe, holy land, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: talky, contemplative, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: idealism, treason, execution, ambition, period piece, decapitation, oath, betrayal, clergy, rebellion, dishonesty, intrigue ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: england, europe, rome italy, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
 6.9
 40K
Rob Roy (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
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: captivating, exciting, emotional, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: violent man, rivalry, folk hero, vengeance, adventure, graphic violence, against the odds, village, criminal, outlaw, righting the wronged, legends and myths ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
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: jungle, culture clash, missionary, malaria, civilization, amazon, adventure, adventurer, escapades, society, danger, buddies ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 1960s
Place: brazil, latin america, argentina, south america, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale - Part 1: The Sun Flag (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Mouna Rudo was born and raised among the Seediq people, an indigenous tribe in Taiwan, and as he grew to be a man he became a member of the Seediq Bale, a courageous band of native warriors. However, Rudo's way of life is threatened under the ...
Style: epic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: rebellion, jungle, culture clash, human spirit, against the rules, revolution, racism, battles, rivalry, leadership, rebelliousness, exploit ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.4
 36K
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, serious, captivating, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: anti war, world war one, military, 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 ⇓
29%
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, realistic, serious, atmospheric, epic ...
Plot: friendship, survival, wilderness, expedition, betrayal, adventure, river, heroic mission, danger, escapades, exploration, captivity ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, victorian era
Place: africa, cairo egypt, brazil, london, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 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, suspense, cult film
Plot: war, battles, soldier, adventure, revolution, independence, rivalry, rebellion, life is a bitch, politics, danger, parents and children ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.1
 31K
Fitzcarraldo (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: West Germany, Peru
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, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Plot: jungle, amazon, amazon river, steamship, dreams, boat, escapades, adventure, rain, god or devil, native americans, native ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: peru, latin america, south america, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Seven Years in Tibet (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Austrian mountaineer, Heinrich Harrer journeys to the Himalayas without his family to head an expedition in 1939. But when World War II breaks out, the arrogant Harrer falls into Allied forces' hands as a prisoner of war. He escapes with a ...
Style: captivating, uplifting, serious, inspirational, realistic ...
Plot: mountain, expedition, world war two, buddhism, culture clash, friendship, self discovery, society, escapades, teachers and students, adventure, religions or cults ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1940s
Place: tibet, himalaya, china, austria, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
 7K
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, serious, factual, talky ...
Plot: siege, desert, islam, politics, culture clash, imperialism, military, heroes, negotiation, battles, british empire, wartime ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, 1880s ...
Place: africa, sudan, egypt, england, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, atmospheric ...
Plot: monk, terrorism, clergy, monastery, hostage, faith, execution, muslim, peace, evacuation, political unrest, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1996
Place: algeria, palestine, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.8
 2K
Longitude (2000)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 250 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, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: inventor, sea, military life, against the odds, adventure, ocean or sea, sea disaster, danger, escapades, british navy, father son relationship, obsession ...
Time: 18th century, 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1700s
Place: jamaica, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, realistic, exciting, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, leadership, captain, mutiny, betrayal, ship, rebelliousness, military, ocean or sea, crew, journey, voyage ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 60s, 1960s, 1930s ...
Place: tahiti, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%