Movies like Pompeii: The Last Day

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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
Plot: roman empire, life is a bitch, on the run, legends and myths, danger, escapades, society, forces of nature, panic, catastrophe, heroes, gladiator, ancient rome, volcano, death, slave, excavation, admiral, suffocation
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 rough films with plots about society, life is a bitch, heroes, escapades, state affairs, danger and politics mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like Pompeii: The Last Day: The Last Days of Pompeii (1984), Back to 1942 (2012), The Edelweiss Pirates (2004), Texas '46 (2002), El Dorado (1988). 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.
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: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: volcano, ancient rome, roman empire, gladiator, palaces castles and temples, society, true love, intrigue, resort, politics, forces of nature, rich and poor ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
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67%
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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: captivating, rough, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: drought, survival, life is a bitch, danger, chaos, family problems, on the road, wartime life, on the run, family in danger, against humanity, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, tense, captivating, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: resistance, human spirit, young heroes, wartime life, rebellion, rebelliousness, danger, idealism, life is a bitch, against humanity, confined, captivity ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: europe, germany
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60%
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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: rough, serious, disturbing, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: fascism, society, anti war, war, against humanity, confined, life is a bitch, escapades, heroes, prison, holocaust, captivity ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: serious, rough, realistic, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: jungle, treasure hunt, escapades, legends and myths, adventure, obsessive quest, obsession, on the road, adventurer, survival, leadership, conquering ...
Time: 16th century
Place: latin america, peru, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: politics, prime minister, leadership, downfall, life is a bitch, head of state, state affairs, female politician, king of england
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
Place: england, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Friends of Jesus - Thomas (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Jesus is taken off the cross at Golgotha, THOMAS arrives there. Like most of the other disciples, he had worriedly taken refuge with friends in Jerusalem after Jesus's arrest. After Jesus's burial, the disciples decide to leave ...
Style: captivating, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: hopes, miraculous event, dishonesty, leadership, destiny, supernatural, redemption, clergy, tragic hero, heroes, escapades, rivalry ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: captivating, exciting, epic, realistic, rough ...
Plot: roman empire, female warrior, leadership, battles, heroes, political unrest, adventure, society, conquering, wartime life, heroic mission, war ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, redemption, rise to the top, heroes, clergy, religions or cults, hopes, miraculous event, partners, christian, roman empire, religious conversion ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: roman empire, fighting the system, society, rise and fall, rebellion, unfulfillment, hopes, idealism, jesus christ, religion
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 101K
Pompeii (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: roman empire, gladiator, adventure, natural disaster, forces of nature, save the lady, danger, arena, race against time, ruler, forbidden love, slavery ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 70s
Place: italy, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas (2013)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the 16th century in the Cévennes, a horse dealer by the name of Michael Kohlhaas leads a happy and prosperous family life. When a lord treats him unjustly, this pious, upstanding man raises an army and puts the country to fire and sword in order ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: injustice, rebellion, folk hero, revolution, rebelliousness, vengeance, righting the wronged, price of justice, life is a bitch, social differences, society, murder ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: realistic, serious, captivating, exciting, stylized
Plot: peplum, legends and myths, battles, battle zone, family relations, rivalry, twins, danger, state affairs, escapades, adventure, heroes ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Eagle (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In 140 AD, twenty years after the unexplained disappearance of the entire Ninth Legion in the mountains of Scotland, young centurion Marcus Aquila (Tatum) arrives from Rome to solve the mystery and restore the reputation of his father, the commander ...
Style: epic, bleak, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, slavery, gladiator, legends and myths, ancient rome, soldier, honor, master and servant, wilderness, heroes, danger, slave ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: england, scotland, scottish highlands, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 518
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, disturbing, tense, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: terrorism, crimes, couples, state affairs, life is a bitch, husband wife relationship, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, immigrants, society, photograph, post world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: sincere, bleak, thought provoking, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: terrorism, state affairs, life is a bitch, head of state, confined, heroes, americana, politics, danger, dishonesty, political conspiracy, government agency ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: disturbing, tense, bleak, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: marine, military, attack, soldier, iraq war, military life, culture clash, war, desert, realism, marines, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, year 2005
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.0
 897
Jeremiah (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The young Jeremiah grows up in a priest's family in the village of Anathoth, near Jerusalem. God appears to Jeremiah in different human guises on several occasions, and makes it clear to him that he has been selected to announce God's ...
Style: realistic, epic, serious, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: heroic mission, life is a bitch, heroes, escapades, society, oracle, village, religions or cults, false accusation, dishonesty, bible, prophet ...
Time: ancient history
Place: israel, middle east, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: realistic, captivating, thought provoking, serious
Plot: journalism, media, society, danger, workplace, politics, life is a bitch, political unrest, state affairs, uncover truth, realism
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: middle east, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Black Pimpernel (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Mexico, Denmark
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story about Swedish ambassador in Chile - Harald Edelstam - and his heroic actions to protect the innocent people from the execution during and after the military coup on September 11th 1973.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: politics, political intrigue, life is a bitch, political unrest, romance, society, injustice, human spirit, revolution, human rights, ambassador, idealism ...
Time: year 1973
Place: chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: courtroom drama, investigation, dishonesty, legal, injustice, society, life is a bitch, crimes, nightclub, sexual abuse, rape, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Book of Daniel (2013)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Taken into slavery after the fall of Jerusalem in 605 B.C., Daniel is forced to serve the most powerful king in the world, King Nebuchadnezzar. Faced with imminent death, Daniel proves himself a trusted Advisor and is placed among the king's ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, based on the bible, biblical
Plot: old testament, hopes, miraculous event, hotshot hero, state affairs, heroes, confined, escapades, religions or cults, society, oracle, religious ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.0
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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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: black market, radiation, terminal illness, plutonium, manhunt, race against time, danger, life is a bitch, uncover truth, dishonesty, contamination, radiation poisoning ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: rough, serious, realistic, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: ship, torpedo, chaos and mayhem, confined, escapades, military, soldier, evacuation, wartime life, ocean or sea, danger, downfall ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Cheyenne Autumn (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: A reluctant cavalry Captain must track a defiant tribe of migrating Cheyennes.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: cavalry, native american, starvation, homecoming, culture clash, society, americana, life is a bitch, injustice, military, journey, fort ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: usa, oklahoma, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.7
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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: realistic, epic, serious, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: life is a bitch, heroes, state affairs, leadership, dishonesty, obsessive quest, hopes, anti heroes, society, injustice, redemption, religions or cults ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: middle east, holy land, rome italy, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.6
 22K
Bloody Sunday (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The dramatised story of the Irish civil rights protest march on January 30 1972 which ended in a massacre by British troops.
Style: bleak, disturbing, rough, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: civil rights, fighting the system, state affairs, political unrest, social decay, life is a bitch, conflict, social problems, protest, society, irish, injustice ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: ireland, northern ireland, europe, england, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
To Kill a Priest (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A young priest speaks out against the Communist regime in Poland and is killed for it.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: priest, secret police, clergy, against the odds, human spirit, state affairs, injustice, politics, working class, legal action, life is a bitch, political activist ...
Time: 80s
Place: poland, holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.2
 832
Silence (1971)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Two Jesuit priests encounter persecution when they travel to Japan in the 17th century to spread Christianity and search for their mentor.
Style: bleak, captivating, stylized, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: christianity, danger, culture clash, disorder, human nature, society, religions or cults, life is a bitch, clergy, fish out of water, religious persecution, loss of faith ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Molly Maguires (1970)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Life is rough in the coal mines of 1876 Pennsylvania. A secret group of Irish emigrant miners, known as the Molly Maguires, fights against the cruelty of the mining company with sabotage and murder. A detective, also an Irish emigrant, is hired to ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: fighting the system, coal mining, terrorism, society, injustice, leadership, working undercover, coal mine, social decay, legal, crimes, rebel ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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