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Pompeii: The Last Day (2003)
 7.1
 877
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
Plot: roman empire, heroes, life is a bitch, on the run, legends and myths, danger, society, forces of nature, escapades, gladiator, ancient rome, volcano, death, slave, excavation, admiral, panic, suffocation, catastrophe
Time: ancient history
Place: mediterranean sea

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Most similar movies to Pompeii: The Last Day

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and bleak films with plots about society, heroes, state affairs, escapades, life is a bitch, danger 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), The Friends of Jesus - Thomas (2001), Killing Jesus (2015), Margaret (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.5
 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, forces of nature, adventure, danger, arena, slavery, natural disaster, race against time, ruler, save the lady, forbidden love ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 70s
Place: italy, britain, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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, realistic, captivating
Plot: ancient rome, volcano, roman empire, gladiator, legends and myths, romance, state affairs, rich and poor, love and romance, forces of nature, escapades, true love ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, realistic, emotional, serious
Plot: heroes, hopes, life is a bitch, miraculous event, escapades, legends and myths, reincarnation, tragic hero, clergy, leadership, dishonesty, religions or cults ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, rise and fall, rebellion, society, unfulfillment, hopes, idealism, religion, jesus christ
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 7.2
 376
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, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: politics, prime minister, leadership, head of state, downfall, life is a bitch, state affairs, female politician, king of england
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s
Place: england, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: exciting, stylized, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: legends and myths, adventure, escapades, master villain, heroes, state affairs, rivalry, siblings relations, battles, family relations, battle zone, roman empire ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, realistic, epic, rough ...
Plot: roman empire, female warrior, leadership, battles, war, heroic mission, wartime life, heroes, conquering, society, adventure, rivalry ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.2
 190
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: realistic, rough, bleak, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: fascism, wartime life, confined, war, soldier, military, danger, isolation, genocide, prison, holocaust, heroes ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 6.4
 472
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: realistic, serious, bleak, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: jungle, treasure hunt, soldier, survival, leadership, danger, escapades, obsessive quest, legends and myths, adventure, obsession, conquering ...
Time: 16th century
Place: peru, latin america, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: captivating, realistic, serious, based on the bible, biblical
Plot: old testament, miraculous event, hotshot hero, hopes, state affairs, confined, heroes, escapades, religions or cults, society, oracle, religious ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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: biblical, realistic, captivating, sincere, epic ...
Plot: life is a bitch, heroes, heroic mission, dishonesty, false accusation, village, escapades, oracle, society, religions or cults, prophet, bible ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, suspenseful, captivating, tense, bleak ...
Plot: resistance, against humanity, siblings relations, life is a bitch, escapades, wartime life, heroes, confined, young heroes, idealism, family relations, urban ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.2
 62K
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, suspenseful, serious, bleak, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, slavery, honor, legends and myths, soldier, wilderness, danger, heroes, ancient rome, gladiator, master and servant, culture clash ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: england, scotland, scottish highlands, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, emotional, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: terrorism, political conspiracy, politics, confined, life is a bitch, heroes, state affairs, head of state, leadership, government agency, dishonesty, americana ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.7
 495
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: epic, realistic, serious, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: life is a bitch, hopes, obsessive quest, anti heroes, state affairs, clergy, redemption, leadership, dishonesty, against the odds, religions or cults, ambition ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: middle east, holy land, rome italy, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, stylized, captivating ...
Plot: hidden identity, adventure, state affairs, battles, assassination, assassination attempt, rivalry, political intrigue, deadly, political conspiracy, head of state, assassin ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: epic, captivating, uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: apostle, prison, last supper, partners, religions or cults, miraculous event, heroes, rise to the top, hopes, society, redemption, clergy ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.9
 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: realistic, rough, serious, bleak, captivating
Plot: drought, war, wartime life, escapades, chaos and mayhem, life is a bitch, against humanity, starvation, society, survival, on the run, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 6.7
 78
The Radicals (1989)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of the Anabaptist movement and two of its first leaders, Michael and Margaretha Sattler.
Style: realistic, captivating, emotional, serious, bleak
Plot: church, christianity, religions or cults, life is a bitch, romance, state affairs, hopes, heroes, clergy, ambition, society, woman ...
Time: 16th century
Place: europe, zurich switzerland, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.2
 2K
Sacrifice (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: China
Duration: 122 min.
Story: For generations the Zhao family has wielded power, until their mortal enemy TU’AN GU slaughters the entire clan, determined to wipe out their influence forever. But one Zhao baby survives hidden by CHENG YING the doctor who delivered him. When ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, stylized, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: orphan, parents and children, heroes, family relations, hidden identity, vengeance, haunted by the past, uninhibited rivalry, master warrior, betrayal, dishonesty, disorder ...
Time: ancient history
Place: asia, china, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.1
 512
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, serious, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: journalism, media, realism, political unrest, danger, state affairs, life is a bitch, uncover truth, politics, society, workplace
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: middle east, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.7
 5K
Spartacus (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: Sentenced to spend out the rest of his adult life laboring in the harsh deserts of Egypt, the Thracian slave Spartacus gets a new lease on life when he is purchased by the obese owner of a Roman gladiator school. Moved by the defiance of an ...
Style: serious, emotional, epic, atmospheric, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, slavery, adventure, leadership, rebellion, heroes, rise and fall, tragic hero, righting the wronged, human spirit, dishonesty, ancient rome ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world, 1st century b.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
Story: Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire is a 2006 BBC One docudrama series, with each episode looking at a different key turning point in the history of the Roman Empire.
Style: captivating, epic, realistic, serious
Plot: roman empire, emperor, political unrest, dishonesty, rivalry, christianity, state affairs, historical character, leadership, head of state, ancient, battles ...
Time: ancient history
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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A Story of David: The Hunted (1960)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Israel
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Directed by Bob McNaught. King Saul of Israel is jealous of the fame and adoration of David, who long ago slew Goliath and brought victory to Saul's armies. Now Saul, egged on by his Edomite counselor Doeg, attempts to have David killed. ...
Style: biblical, realistic, epic, captivating, serious ...
Plot: rise to the top, corrupted ruler, heroes, state affairs, ambition, society, royal family, dishonesty, battles, religions or cults, sword and sandal, religion
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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: stylized, captivating, realistic, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: christianity, human nature, fish out of water, disorder, society, culture clash, danger, life is a bitch, clergy, religions or cults, religious persecution, portuguese ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.5
 358
Scrubbers (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two girls escape from an open borstal for two very different reasons; Annetta to attempt to visit her baby daughter, who is being raised in a convent; and Carol, who hopes to be recaptured and sent to a closed borstal where she knows her girlfriend ...
Style: realistic, bleak, rough, serious, suspenseful
Plot: survival, prison, babies and infants, reunion, youth, danger, juvenile delinquency, fighting the system, prison life, life is a bitch, confined, society ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.8
 158
Heat Wave (1990)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A rookie black journalist investigates the tensions of the Watts section of Los Angeles in the bloody summer of 1965.
Style: rough, bleak, serious, tense, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, society, journalism, media, life is a bitch, interracial relations, political unrest, social decay, ghetto, police brutality, riot, african american ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1965
Place: los angeles, usa, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: realistic, stylized, captivating, serious
Plot: injustice, folk hero, dishonesty, rivalry, vengeance, society, rebelliousness, rebellion, social differences, revolution, righting the wronged, heroes ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, stylized, serious ...
Plot: roman empire, betrayal, tragic hero, ancient rome, political unrest, politics, rivalry, war, state affairs, adventure, battles, leadership ...
Time: ancient history
Place: rome italy, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.0
 802
Max Havelaar (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Indonesia, Netherlands
Duration: 170 min.
Story: An idealistic Dutch colonial officer posted to Indonesia in the 19th century is convinced that he can make the kinds of changes that will actually help the local people he is in charge of, but circumstances soon make him realize just how out of ...
Style: serious, rough, bleak, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: danger, idealism, repression, heroes, hopes, state affairs, escapades, society, diving, public humiliation, knife, abuse ...
Time: 19th century
Place: indonesia, europe, holland, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%