Movies like River Queen

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River Queen (2005)
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River Queen (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: New Zealand, UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: An intimate story set during the 1860s in which a young Irish woman Sarah and her family find themselves on both sides of the turbulent wars between British and Maori during the British colonization of New Zealand.
Style: sincere, touching, epic, captivating, atmospheric, serious, realistic
Plot: rescue, political unrest, romance, family relations, destiny, culture clash, hopes, parents and children, battles, river, settler, society, love, sex, island, forest, female nudity, kidnapping, male nudity, colonization, trap, irish, baby, grandfather, tattoo ...
Time: 19th century
Place: new zealand

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, epic and captivating films with plots about battles, state affairs, war, military, society, rivalry and political unrest mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like River Queen: Boudica (2003), Ephraim's Rescue (2013), Khartoum (1966), Marco Polo (2007), The Battle of Canudos (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Boudica (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, sex with mother, ancient history, mother son incest, battles, conquering, leadership, military, war, adventure, society ...
Time: 1st century
Place: england
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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: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional
Plot: rescue, religious conversion, mormon, leadership, idealism, human spirit, heroic mission, escapades, society, hopes, optimism, destiny ...
Time: 1850s, 19th century, 18th century
Place: utah, usa, ohio, salt lake city utah
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60%
Iron & Blood: The Legend of Taras Bulba (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Russia, Ukraine, Poland
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Set in the 16th century, this is a story about Ukraine's Cossack warriors and their campaign to defend their lands from the advancing Polish armies.
Style: epic, realistic, exciting, serious, captivating ...
Plot: cossack, battles, rebelliousness, heroes, political unrest, leadership, society, sword fight, parent child relationship, state affairs, parents and children, father son relationship ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ukraine, poland, europe
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57%
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Khartoum (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 128 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, islam, desert, politics, culture clash, imperialism, military, negotiation, battles, heroes, british empire, wartime ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s, 18th century
Place: africa, sudan, egypt, england, north africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Marco Polo (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Assigned to accompany two priests on a mission to convert the court of Kublai Khan to Christianity, Marco Polo is abandoned in the mountains when the priests, doubting the very existence of China, turn back. Polo eventually pushes bravely forth ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, captivating, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: adventurer, heroes, heroic mission, dishonesty, hopes, rivalry, leadership, political unrest, culture clash, society, priest, survival ...
Time: 13th century, middle ages
Place: asia, china, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Battle of Canudos (1997)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Brazil
Duration: 170 min.
Story: The film adaptation of Nobel Prize winning author, Mario Vargas Llosa's epic, The War At The End Of the World (La guerra del fin del mundo).
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: politics, society, tragic hero, life is a bitch, heroes, war, rebellion, state affairs, unfulfillment, religions or cults, family relations, wartime life ...
Time: 19th century
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: battles, soldier, revolution, adventure, parents and children, fall in love, political unrest, human spirit, war, politics, life is a bitch, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.2
 156K
War Horse (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, India
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Follows a young man named Albert and his horse, Joey, and how their bond is broken when Joey is sold to the cavalry and sent to the trenches of World War One. Despite being too young to enlist, Albert heads to France to save his friend.
Style: emotional, touching, uplifting, epic, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: horse, world war one, war, friendship, battles, hopes, animals, animal training, german, human spirit, french, trapped ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1914, year 1918
Place: england, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Gallipoli: End of the Road (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 101 min.
Story: April, 1915. First World War in Canakkale, Ottoman Empire. Two brothers leave their mountain village to fight on the front line. One is an experienced sniper fighting for Ottomans against the invasion, while his brother finds it much tougher to cope ...
Style: exciting, serious, epic, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: world war one, battles, military, survival, graphic violence, soldier, one man army, family relations, heroic mission, siblings relations, military life, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, year 1915
Place: turkey, ottoman empire
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Tracker (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: New Zealand, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An ex-Boer war guerrilla in New Zealand is sent out to bring back a Maori accused of killing a British soldier. Gradually they grow to know and respect one another but a posse, led by the British Commanding officer is close behind and his sole ...
Style: captivating, serious, atmospheric, stylized, realistic
Plot: foe turned friend, manhunt, escapades, track down, adventure, on the run, false accusation, wilderness, wanted, loss of daughter, society, bounty hunter ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Viceroys (2007)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, Spain, Germany, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: captivating, psychological, atmospheric, epic, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, politics, political unrest, intrigue, rivalry, family life, revolution, society, dishonesty, royal family, parents and children, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: sicily, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
55 Days at Peking (1963)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Diplomats, soldiers and other representatives of a dozen nations fend off the siege of the International Compound in Peking during the 1900 Boxer Rebellion. The disparate interests unite for survival despite competing factions, overwhelming odds, ...
Style: epic, serious, exciting, realistic, tense ...
Plot: battles, imperialism, siege, politics, military, state affairs, rivalry, political unrest, against the odds, tragic hero, rescue, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, victorian era, year 1900, turn of the century
Place: england, china, france, beijing china, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Cinco de Mayo: La Batalla (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Mexico
Duration: 125 min.
Story: On May 5th, 1862, a few thousand Mexican soldiers put their lives on the line against the world's largest and most powerful army in one legendary battle for freedom and for Mexico.
Style: exciting, realistic, captivating, factual, touching ...
Plot: battles, military, against the odds, soldier, ambition, rivalry, freedom fighter, liberation, army, underdog, love affair, war ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Let the Wind Blow (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A collegian in turbulent Mumbai attempts to improve his lifestyle.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: destiny, follow your dream, rich and poor, working class, state affairs, hopes, youth, society, family relations, parents and children, political unrest, social differences ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: india, asia, bombay india
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Four Feathers (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The story, set in 1875, follows a British officer (Heath Ledger) who resigns his post when he learns of his regiment's plan to ship out to the Sudan for the conflict with the Mahdi. His friends and fiancée send him four white feathers which ...
Style: serious, touching, atmospheric, captivating, epic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: military, imperialism, soldier, redemption, rescue, desert, colonialism, islam, slavery, pow, battles, honor ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1890s, 1880s
Place: sudan, england, africa, europe, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Waterloo (1970)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, Soviet Union
Duration: 123 min.
Story: After defeating France and imprisoning Napoleon on Elba, ending two decades of war, Europe is shocked to find Napoleon has escaped and has caused the French Army to defect from the King back to him. The best of the British generals, the Duke of ...
Style: epic, serious, exciting, stylized, emotional ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, napoleon bonaparte, battles, destiny, british army, politics, state affairs, military, military life, betrayal, tragic hero, royal family ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1810s
Place: europe, belgium, france, new zealand, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.2
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Cold Mountain (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA, Italy, Romania, UK
Duration: 154 min.
Story: In this classic story of love and devotion set against the backdrop of the American Civil War, a wounded Confederate soldier named W.P. Inman deserts his unit and travels across the South, aiming to return to his young wife, Ada, who he left behind ...
Style: captivating, emotional, sincere, touching, epic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: american civil war, tragic love, slavery, loss of family member, getting home, loss of loved one, soldier, friendship, survival, civil war, love story, lovers reunited ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, victorian era
Place: usa, south carolina, north carolina, appalachia, atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Home from Home: Chronicle of a Vision (2013)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 231 min.
Story: Follow-up to the TV trilogy "Heimat", this time for cinemas, set again in the fictional village Schabbach in the Hunsrück region of Rhineland-Palatinate.
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, atmospheric, epic ...
Plot: family relations, society, coming of age, parents and children, diary, village life, village, emigration, social relations, youth, teenage life, siblings relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: germany, brazil, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Time And The Wind (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Brazil
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Based on the novel's trilogy of the same name, by Erico Verissimo, Time and the Wind follows 150 years of family Terra Cambará and their opponent Amaral family. The history of struggles between the two families begins in the missions and runs ...
Style: emotional, realistic, epic, captivating, serious ...
Plot: love triangle, love affair, war, wartime life, political unrest, rivalry, hopes, state affairs, true love, forbidden love, romance, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.0
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The Star (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The film is based on the eponymous book by Emmanuil Kazakevich. In the summer of 1944 the Nazi Armies prepare a massive Tank Division named 'Viking" for the offensive on occupied Russian land. The Russian Army's special group of seven ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, bleak, rough ...
Plot: military, soldier, d day, battles, adventure, fall in love, war, world war two, russian, battlefield, heroes, escapades ...
Time: 1940s
Place: ussr, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Veer (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: India
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Circa 1920 British India, Pindari leader, Prithvi Singh, narrates his story to a Report from London Times about betrayal and deceit at the hands of the British and Madhavgarh's Raja Gyanendra Singh which led to the massacre of 4500 Pindaris. ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, epic, realistic ...
Plot: battles, uninhibited rivalry, political unrest, state affairs, military, heroes, war, rivalry, fight for supremacy, forbidden love, master warrior, romance ...
Time: 19th century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: India, UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The film begins in 1857, when India was ruled by the British East India Company. Mangal Pandey is a sepoy, a soldier of Indian origin, in the army of the East India Company. Pandey is fighting in the Anglo-Afghan Wars and saves the life of his ...
Style: epic, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic
Plot: rebellion, betrayal, militant, fighting the system, leadership, rebelliousness, military life, battles, revolution, society, intrigue, military ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: india, asia, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: China, South Korea, Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The aging Zhao embarks on his final and greatest campaign, a road to adventure that will crown his name in glory for all time.
Style: exciting, realistic, atmospheric, serious, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, female warrior, military, war, soldier, political unrest, uninhibited rivalry, state affairs, hopes, leadership, elderly, rise to the top ...
Place: china, ancient china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Exit Marrakech (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: When 17-year-old Ben visits his father Heinrich in Marrakech, it is the start of an adventurous journey through a foreign country with a picturesque charm and a rough beauty where everything appears possible — including the chance that father and ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: interracial relations, defiant, self discovery, parents and children, family relations, youth, estrangement, family problems, escapades, society, impossible love, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: morocco, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Youth of the Land (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Michael , Arjun and Lallan are three young men in Kolkata , with different ideals and objectives . Michael is an idealistic youth leader who dreams of a better India being created by the youth power . Arjun is a self-centered , opportunistic , ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sincere, epic
Plot: fall in love, social differences, culture clash, rise to the top, ambition, leadership, dishonesty, politics, idealism, parents and children, political unrest, social climbing ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, india
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42%
 7.3
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Red Cliff (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: In 208 A.D., in the final days of the Han Dynasty, shrewd Prime Minster Cao convinced the fickle Emperor Han the only way to unite all of China was to declare war on the kingdoms of Xu in the west and East Wu in the south. Thus began a military ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, exciting, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, strategy, war, martial arts, historical event, war hero, state affairs, siblings relations, heroes, adventure, tragic hero, heroic mission ...
Place: china, ancient china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.2
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The Patriot (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 165 min.
Story: After proving himself on the field of battle in the French and Indian War, Benjamin Martin wants nothing more to do with such things, preferring the simple life of a farmer. But when his son Gabriel enlists in the army to defend their new nation, ...
Style: uplifting, rough, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: battles, war, revolution, american revolution, vengeance, rebellion, human spirit, freedom, heroic mission, patriotism, soldier, lone hero ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: south carolina, southern usa, usa, england, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The 14 Amazons (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The Yang family, men and women, have served their country loyally for generations. During the war General Yang is ambushed and killed. His widow and the entire family set out to avenge his death and defend the country.
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: martial arts, battles, female warrior, vengeance, heroic mission, righting the wronged, religions or cults, win over, war, state affairs, intrigue, folk hero ...
Time: middle ages
Place: hong kong, china
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41%
Bajirao Mastani (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: India
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Peshwa Bajirao married to Kashibai, falls in love with Mastani, a warrior princess in distress. They struggle to make their love triumph amid opposition from his conservative family.
Style: epic, intense, emotional, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: love, warrior, battles, hindu, husband wife relationship, newborn, muslim, baby, fight scenes, forbidden love, sword fight, friendship ...
Time: 18th century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 8.0
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Siberiade (1979)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 206 min.
Story: The evolution of a nation during six decades of turbulent history is dramatized via two families from opposing classes.
Style: family saga, serious, realistic, captivating, epic
Plot: parents and children, village, tragic love, culture clash, homecoming, wartime life, forbidden love, political unrest, family life, village life, revolution, state affairs ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1940s, 1920s
Place: siberia, russia, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%