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Pompeii: The Last Day (2003)
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Pompeii: The Last Day (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, France, Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In 79 AD, one of the infamous natural disasters in human history occurred when Mount Vesuvius erupted. With speculative dramatizations of various inhabitants' final hours along with detailed documentation of the known facts concerning the eruption, the horrific day is vividly brought to life.
Style: rough, serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, bleak, psychotronic
Plot: roman empire, catastrophe, life is a bitch, on the run, legends and myths, danger, escapades, society, forces of nature, panic, heroes, gladiator, ancient rome, volcano, death, slave, excavation, archaeology, admiral, suffocation, burnt body
Time: ancient history
Place: mediterranean sea

Most similar movies to Pompeii: The Last Day

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and suspenseful films with plots about danger, escapades, heroes, life is a bitch, society, catastrophe and state affairs mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like Pompeii: The Last Day: The Last Days of Pompeii (1984), Pompeii (2014), DC 9/11: Time of Crisis (2003), Back to 1942 (2012), Texas '46 (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Last Days of Pompeii (1984)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Italy, UK, USA
Duration: 245 min.
TV show
Story: This costume series portrays aspects of life in Pompeii, a coastal luxury resort near Naples catering for the very rich of imperial Rome, mainly before but culminating in the eruption of the Vesuvian volcano, which wipes it from the face of the ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: volcano, ancient rome, roman empire, gladiator, politics, clergy, state affairs, intrigue, romance, love and romance, escapades, society ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.5
 106K
Pompeii (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History, Romance
Country: Canada, Germany, USA, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In 79 A.D., Milo, a slave turned gladiator, finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia, the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant who has been unwillingly betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts in a ...
Style: epic, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: roman empire, natural disaster, gladiator, adventure, arena, save the lady, volcanic eruption, chaos, forces of nature, catastrophe, slavery, roman ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 70s
Place: italy, london, britain, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Hannibal: Rome's Worst Nightmare (2006)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: It is 200 years before the birth of Christ and Rome is the new superpower of the ancient world. She believes she is invincible - but one man is destined to change that. He is a man bound by oath to avenge the wrongs inflicted on his home and, in ...
Style: serious, captivating, exciting, realistic, epic
Plot: roman empire, conquering, leadership, battles, heroes, danger, rivalry, vengeance, soldier, war, elephant, military ...
Time: ancient history
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
DC 9/11: Time of Crisis (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: This is the story of the days directly after 9/11, and the president's whereabouts. Scheduled to air shortly before the second anniversary of the September 11 attacks, DC 9/11 takes an inside look at the Bush Administration, beginning with the ...
Style: serious, bleak, thought provoking, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, life is a bitch, political conspiracy, politics, danger, hijacking, americana, head of state, leadership, government agency, state affairs, dishonesty ...
Time: september 11 2001
Place: usa, new york, washington d.c., manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 6.8
 3K
Back to 1942 (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 145 min.
Story: In 1942, Henan Province was devastated by the most tragic famine in modern Chinese history, resulting in the deaths of at least three million men, women and children. Although the primary cause of the famine was a severe drought, it was exacerbated ...
Style: serious, rough, captivating, bleak, realistic
Plot: drought, world war two, chaos, survival, danger, life is a bitch, on the run, escapades, against humanity, family problems, wartime life, family in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1942
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.2
 195
Texas '46 (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story its the untold story of Italian World War II POW"S in Jan 1946. Luca Zingaretti stars as one of over 50,000 Italian Prisoners of War detained at POW camps in the U.S. Roy Schneider stars as Colonel Gartner, the Commander ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: fascism, military life, military, prison life, isolation, confined, danger, wartime life, genocide, captivity, prison, society ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Edelweiss Pirates (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, Luxembourg
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Im Kölner Stadtteil Ehrenfeld lebt eine Gruppe von Arbeiterkindern kurz vor Ende des Zweiten Weltkriegs ihren ganz eigenen Alltag. Die selbsternannten „Edelweißpiraten“ träumen von einer gerechten Welt und sehnen sich nach der unbeschwerten ...
Style: realistic, captivating, tense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: resistance, human spirit, wartime life, rebellion, young heroes, against humanity, danger, confined, life is a bitch, captivity, rebelliousness, idealism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.9
 459
The Gustloff (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Joseph Vilsmaier Two-part TV movie focuses on the tragic events surrounding the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff, a German passenger ship, at the end of World War II. On 30 January 1945, Captain Hellmuth Kehding was in charge of the ship, evacuating ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: ship, torpedo, escapades, wartime life, world war two, chaos and mayhem, evacuation, ocean or sea, confined, danger, military, downfall ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Duel of the Titans (1961)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Steve Reeves and George Scott are raised by wolves, but grow up to become the founders of Rome.
Style: stylized, exciting, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: peplum, twins, heroes, state affairs, escapades, rivalry, master villain, danger, catastrophe, adventure, roman empire, family relations ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Killing Jesus (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Jesus of Nazareth’s life and ministry were subject to seismic social and political events that led to his execution and changed the world forever.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: roman empire, hopes, fighting the system, society, rebellion, rise and fall, idealism, jesus christ, jesus, religion, life is a bitch, self sacrifice ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.2
 400
Margaret (2009)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A detailed and compelling portrait of one of the most formidable characters in British politics as she faces her final days in power. The year is 1990 and Margaret Thatcher's support within the government is wavering - her hold on the ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, sincere, rough ...
Plot: prime minister, politics, leadership, female politician, head of state, life is a bitch, state affairs, british politics, downfall, british prime minister, king of england, queen elizabeth ii
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 90s
Place: britain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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, adventure, military life, against the odds, ocean or sea, sea disaster, danger, escapades, british navy, father son relationship, sailboat ...
Time: 18th century, 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1700s
Place: england, jamaica
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.8
 216
Snow Pirates (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the shadow of the military coup in 1980, these children aged 12-13, playing their childish games soon arrive at an understanding of life's responsibilities and are hastily introduced into the world of the grownups.
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, captivating, bleak
Plot: self discovery, friendship, life is a bitch, youth, society, small town, coming of age, friends, distopia, children
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.4
 513
El Dorado (1988)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 149 min.
Story: The story of an expedition down the Orinoco and Amazon rivers in 1560 by Spanish soldiers searching for the fabled city of gold, El Dorado.
Style: disturbing, epic, rough, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: conquering, jungle, treasure hunt, obsession, rebelliousness, survival, adventurer, rebellion, soldier, on the road, obsessive quest, danger ...
Time: 16th century
Place: latin america, peru, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Erebus: Operation Overdue (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 70 min.
Story: On 28 November 1979, an Air New Zealand jet with 257 passengers went missing during a sightseeing tour over Antarctica. Within hours 11 ordinary police officers were called to duty to face the formidable Mount Erebus. As the police recovered the ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: investigation, survival, investigative, escapades, heroic mission, danger, uncover truth, dishonesty, catastrophe, forces of nature, archive footage, reenactment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 70s
Place: antarctica, new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Kautokeino Rebellion (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Religious and cultural reawakening inspires rebellion in a 19th century Norwegian village.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, epic, bleak
Plot: rebellion, rebel, life is a bitch, society, rebelliousness, political unrest, religions or cults, state affairs, war, christianity, tragic event, reindeer ...
Time: 19th century
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.9
 581
The Great Fire (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
TV show
Story: An insight into what happened on the night of 2 September 1666, the Great fire of London.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, based on true events
Plot: catastrophe, fire, save the day, chaos and mayhem, working class, danger, escapades, poverty, destruction, king, prostitution, baker ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.9
 4K
Pu-239 (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A worker at a Russian nuclear facility gets exposed to a lethal dose of radiation. In order to provide for his family, he steals some plutonium and sets out to sell it on Moscow's black market with the help of an incompetent criminal.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: black market, radiation, danger, terminal illness, plutonium, manhunt, uncover truth, life is a bitch, race against time, dishonesty, contamination, radiation poisoning ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Operation Sunflower (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Through the eyes of the scientist in charge of the operation, we see the events leading to Israel developing her nuclear option in the 1960's.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: politics, undercover, government facility, political intrigue, government agency, race against time, danger, state affairs, international crisis, nuclear, manipulations, manipulation ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: israel, middle east, paris france, france, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.7
 2K
Supervolcano (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy, Germany, Japan, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Yellowstone is a park, but it's also the deadliest volcano on Earth. Beneath it, a sleeping 'dragon' is stirring. When an earthquake opens a crack for magma to seep through, other warning signs of an eruption start popping up, but ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, disaster movie
Plot: natural disaster, apocalypse, catastrophe, survival, forces of nature, heroes, chaos and mayhem, race against time, danger, optimism, volcano, future dystopia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.9
 552
Dirty Hearts (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Brazil, Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1945, Japan surrendered to the United States and the Second World War was over. Right? Wrong. For eighty percent of the Japanese community in Brazil, Japan had won the war and defeat was nothing more than American propaganda. The few immigrants ...
Style: serious, bleak, disturbing, tense, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, crimes, couples, life is a bitch, state affairs, husband wife relationship, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, society, immigrants, radio, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1945
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.1
 536
Press (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Turkey
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of a Kurdish newspaper whose journalists are under the constant threat of being abducted and killed by the state security forces.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, thought provoking
Plot: journalism, media, political unrest, politics, workplace, society, realism, rivalry, crimes, danger, state affairs, uncover truth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: turkey, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.7
 2K
Black Stone (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 176 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, mine, save the day, danger, anti heroes, fighting the system, injustice, disgraced, escapades, daring rescue, heroes, forces of nature ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
Christmas Miracle in Caufield, U.S.A. (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Television drama in which miners spend their Christmas Eve in a collapsed mine.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: danger, christmas, workplace situations, race against time, life is a bitch, heroes, escapades, adventure, labor union, catastrophe, chases and races, daring rescue ...
Time: 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Battle for Haditha (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An investigation of the massacre of 24 men, women and children in Haditha, Iraq allegedly shot by 4 U.S. Marines in retaliation for the death of a U.S. Marine killed by a roadside bomb. The movie follows the story of the Marines of Kilo Company, an ...
Style: tense, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Plot: marine, iraq war, military, attack, soldier, military life, culture clash, war, society, danger, occupation, marines ...
Time: contemporary, year 2005, 2000s, 21st century
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Freefall: Flight 174 (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: True story of a brand-new Canadian airliner running out of fuel in-flight and forced to glide to the nearest airfield.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: catastrophe, heroes, crimes, race against time, confined, escapades, danger, chases and races, hostage, hostages, fighting crime, airplane ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada, new york, montreal, montreal quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.4
 510
Moonshot (2009)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Man's landing on the moon was our greatest technological achievement. The Apollo 11 mission was truly the stuff of dreams. For the first time, our species walked on another celestial body. Even more remarkable was their ability to make it back. ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, captivating, sincere
Plot: outer space, nasa, moon, heroic mission, human spirit, space travel, spacewalk, heroes, escapades, archive footage, landing, heroism ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969, 1960s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.9
 167
Hurricane (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Two hurricane hunters track a huge, violent hurricane that is bearing down on a Gulf Coast town.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, psychotronic
Plot: hurricane, danger, rescue, heroes, escapades, adventure, chases and races, forces of nature, catastrophe, party, natural disaster, running out of gas ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
A Date with Darkness: The Trial and Capture of Andrew Luster (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Andrew Luster, the heir to the Max factor fortune, is convicted of rape on 86 counts. This Lifetime original movie recounts the rapes committed by the infamous Andrew Luster and the women who brought him to justice.
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, courtroom drama, crimes, society, legal, dishonesty, life is a bitch, injustice, sexual abuse, nightclub, rape, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Apostle Peter and the Last Supper (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The film portrays Saint Peter reflecting on his time with Jesus and his fellow Apostles during his final imprisonment in Rome. In particular, Peter attempts to convert one of his jailers, Martinian, by relating the life, teachings, and sacrifice of ...
Style: serious, uplifting, captivating, epic, realistic
Plot: apostle, miraculous event, christian, religions or cults, redemption, clergy, heroes, rise to the top, partners, hopes, roman empire, religious conversion ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%