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Pompeii: The Last Day (2003)
 7.2
 928
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, bleak, serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, psychotronic
Plot: roman empire, catastrophe, heroes, ancient rome, life is a bitch, on the run, legends and myths, danger, escapades, society, forces of nature, gladiator, death, slave, archaeology, panic, volcano, excavation, admiral, suffocation, burnt body
Time: ancient history, 70s, 1st century
Place: mediterranean sea, pompeii

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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, heroes, escapades, catastrophe, adventure, society and roman empire mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like Pompeii: The Last Day: Pompeii (2014), The Last Days of Pompeii (1984), DC 9/11: Time of Crisis (2003), Duel of the Titans (1961), The Gustloff (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, disaster movie, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: roman empire, natural disaster, roman, adventure, gladiator, arena, save the lady, volcanic eruption, slave, chaos, forces of nature, slavery ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 70s
Place: pompeii, italy, britain, london, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Last Days of Pompeii (1984)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Italy, UK, USA
Duration: 310 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: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: volcano, ancient rome, roman empire, gladiator, love and romance, escapades, society, romance, catastrophe, greek, palaces castles and temples, politics ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: pompeii
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Hannibal: Rome's Worst Nightmare (2006)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 89 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: captivating, realistic, exciting, serious, epic
Plot: roman empire, conquering, battles, leadership, heroes, soldier, vengeance, danger, rivalry, war, elephant, military ...
Time: ancient history
Place: europe, spain, alps, rome italy
⇓ 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: thought provoking, captivating, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, life is a bitch, political conspiracy, leadership, dishonesty, hijacking, americana, politics, state affairs, danger, head of state, government agency ...
Time: september 11 2001
Place: usa, new york, washington d.c., manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Duel of the Titans (1961)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 89 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, siblings relations, survival, love triangle, battle zone, roman empire, catastrophe, family relations, battles, legends and myths, twins, master villain ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.8
 498
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: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: ship, torpedo, escapades, wartime life, world war two, chaos and mayhem, evacuation, ocean, military, confined, danger, ocean or sea ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.0
 1K
May 18 (2007)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The citizens of Gwangju lead a relatively peaceful life, until one day the military takes over the city, accusing the residents of conspiracy and claiming that they are communist sympathisers preparing a revolution against the current government. ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, disturbing, touching
Plot: historical event, losing-it hero, heroes, vigilantism, political unrest, politics, rivalry, assassination, redemption, revolution, danger, soldier ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.2
 68K
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: suspenseful, bleak, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, ancient rome, slavery, slave, master and servant, gladiator, adventure, legends and myths, honor, soldier, military, tribe ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: england, scotland, scottish highlands, europe, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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: exciting, captivating, epic, realistic, rough ...
Plot: roman empire, female warrior, sex with mother, battles, mother son incest, conquering, leadership, rivalry, society, heroes, wartime life, political unrest ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.7
 182
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: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychotronic
Plot: hurricane, forces of nature, catastrophe, heroes, danger, escapades, rescue, adventure, chases and races, running out of gas, natural disaster, party ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.5
 214
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: suspenseful, realistic, rough, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: fascism, military life, military, isolation, danger, wartime life, captivity, confined, genocide, prison life, prison, society ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, disaster movie
Plot: natural disaster, apocalypse, survival, disaster film, volcano, chaos and mayhem, future dystopia, race against time, heroes, danger, optimism, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, captivating, uplifting, epic, realistic
Plot: apostle, clergy, miraculous event, faith, christian, redemption, religions or cults, heroes, rise to the top, partners, hopes, religious conversion ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Edelweiss Pirates (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Netherlands
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, young heroes, rebellion, wartime life, human spirit, captivity, rebelliousness, idealism, life is a bitch, against humanity, danger, confined ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: investigation, survival, investigative, escapades, danger, uncover truth, heroic mission, dishonesty, reenactment, forces of nature, archive footage, aviation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: antarctica, new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.8
 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, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: radiation, black market, plutonium, danger, terminal illness, manhunt, uncover truth, race against time, dishonesty, life is a bitch, contamination, radiation poisoning ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.7
 2K
Black Stone (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 176 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mine, heroes, danger, anti hero, catastrophe, forces of nature, haunted by the past, anti heroes, save the day, escapades, daring rescue, fighting the system ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Ordeal in the Arctic (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Everybody expected military flight Boxtop 22 from Thule into the vast frozen wilderness of Canada's North Western territories to be boring routine, but in a matter of minutes a crash reduces Gulf War veteran pilot Captain John Couch's crew ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, survival, forces of nature, rescue, save the day, heroes, escapades, danger, night, insanity, warplane, blizzard ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: canada, greenland
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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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, captivating, rough, bleak, realistic
Plot: drought, world war two, danger, life is a bitch, survival, chaos, family problems, on the run, escapades, against humanity, family in danger, on the road ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1942
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
S.O.S. Titanic (1979)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: The Titanic disaster is depicted as seen through the eyes of one couple in each of the three classes on board.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, disaster movie
Audience: boys' night
Plot: iceberg, rescue, ocean, ship, survival, catastrophe, titanic, forces of nature, celebrity culture, space travel, heroic mission, hijacking ...
Time: 1910s, year 1912
Place: atlantic ocean, newfoundland
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Drawn from the same events that later inspired Gladiator, the film charts the power-hungry greed and father-son betrayal that led to Rome's collapse at the bloody hands of the Barbarians.
Style: epic, captivating, exciting, serious, stylized ...
Plot: roman empire, betrayal, tragic hero, battles, ancient rome, political unrest, politics, war, rivalry, state affairs, adventure, military ...
Time: ancient history
Place: rome italy, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.7
 2K
Romulus (2020)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, UK
TV show
Story: The story of Romulus and his twin brother Remus, in eighth century B.C. as seen through the eyes of three people marked by death, loneliness and violence.
Style: serious, atmospheric, heroic, realistic, captivating
Plot: ancient rome, battles, violence, conflict, historical character, leader, power struggle, merciless, courage, society, rivals, tough heroes ...
Time: ancient history
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Final Inquiry (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: It is the year 33 of the Vulgar Era. The Emperor Tiberius is troubled by strange phenomena, an earthquake and the sky turning black as an eclipse. His astrologers give him fair warning: their omens indicate that the world is in the throes of a great ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, emotional, christian film
Plot: roman empire, life is a bitch, dishonesty, betrayal, folk hero, unfulfillment, state affairs, deadly, supernatural, tragic hero, rabbi, religions or cults ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 30s, 1930s
Place: holy land, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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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: bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: danger, christmas, chases and races, escapades, adventure, life is a bitch, workplace situations, heroes, daring rescue, catastrophe, labor union, race against time ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1951
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, fighting the system, hopes, rebellion, society, idealism, rise and fall, jesus christ, jesus, religion, life is a bitch, self sacrifice ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Assassins (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: China
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the year 198 BC, Cao Cao (Chow Yun Fat), Prime Minister of the Han Dynasty, ventured to the east and defeated China's greatest warrior Lu Bu, terrifying every ambitious warlord across the country. Several years later, after taking the Han ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, epic, stylized ...
Plot: hidden identity, adventure, assassin, political conspiracy, assassination attempt, rivalry, political intrigue, state affairs, deadly, assassination, head of state, graphic violence ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: rough, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: catastrophe, hostages, crimes, confined, danger, heroes, race against time, escapades, hostage, chases and races, fighting crime, airplane ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada, new york, montreal, montreal quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.1
 431
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: realistic, serious, captivating, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: leadership, prime minister, politics, female politician, head of state, life is a bitch, state affairs, british politics, downfall, british prime minister, queen elizabeth ii, king of england
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 90s
Place: britain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.4
 542
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, bleak ...
Plot: conquering, jungle, treasure hunt, soldier, human nature, rebelliousness, obsession, adventurer, obsessive quest, on the road, danger, leadership ...
Time: 16th century
Place: peru, latin america, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: biblical, captivating, serious, inspirational, suspense ...
Plot: religious, miraculous event, conquering, escapades, hopes, heroes, oracle, confined, society, old testament, exile, kingdom ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%