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Sharpe's Challenge (2006)
 7.5
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Sharpe's Challenge (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 138 min.
TV show
Story: Sean Bean is back as the swashbuckling hero in Sharpe's Challenge, an action packed mini-series to be shot on location in Rajasthan, India. Two years after the Duke of Wellington crushes Napoleon at Waterloo, dispatches from India tell of a local Maharaja, Khande Rao, who is threatening British interests there. Wellington sends Sharpe to investigate on what turns out to be his most dangerous mission to date. When a beautiful general's daughter is kidnapped by the Indian warlord, the tension mounts, leaving Sharpe no option but to pursue the enemy right into its deadly lair. Deep in the heart of enemy territory he also has to keep at bay the beautiful but scheming Regent, Madhuvanthi, who is out to seduce him. The fate of an Empire and the life of a General's daughter lie in one man's hands...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hotshot hero, soldier, heroic mission, rivalry, battlefield, war, investigation, adventurer, danger, political unrest, escapades, state affairs, daring rescue, rescue mission, british soldier, heroes, adventure, missing person, uninhibited rivalry, settlement, war hero, british army, cavalry, horse, spy ...
Time: 19th century
Place: india, asia

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Most similar movies to Sharpe's Challenge

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, exciting and suspenseful films and TV series with plots about battles, military, war, heroes, soldier, adventure and escapades mostly in Drama, War and Adventure genres. Some movies like Sharpe's Challenge: Sharpe's Peril (2008), Sharpe's Rifles (1993), Sharpe's Siege (1996), Sharpe's Enemy (1994), Sharpe's Regiment (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Sharpe's Peril (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
TV show
Story: Our story begins at the end of Sharpe's Challenge. Sharpe and Harper are en route to Madras when they encounter a baggage train from the East India Company traveling through hostile territory. Chitu, a legendary bandit leader in control of the ...
Style: serious, captivating, exciting, disturbing, realistic
Plot: military, heroes, battles, heroic mission, adventure, danger, military life, escapades, british soldier, soldier, napoleonic wars, violence ...
Time: 19th century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Sharpe's Rifles (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
TV show
Story: During the Peninsular War in Spain against the French, Sergeant Richard Sharpe saves the life of Arthur Wellesley, the future Duke of Wellington and is promoted to Lieutenant. In order to pay the troops Wellesley needs a money draft from the banker ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: napoleonic wars, battles, military, adventure, war, wartime life, escapades, british army, military life, soldier, promotion, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Sharpe's Siege (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
Story: Sharpe, with his new commanding officer, is sent to capture a castle when news comes of locals who will rise against Bonaparte. However, he is somewhat distracted by thoughts of his wife whom he was forced to leave while stricken with fever.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, siege, battles, heroes, british soldier, castle, military life, danger, adventure, woman in danger, military, war ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Sharpe's Enemy (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Portugal 1813. A band of deserters, including Sharpe's old enemy, Obadiah Hakeswill, have captured two women, one the wife of a high-ranking English officer, and are holding them hostage for ransom. Sharpe is given the 60th Rifles and a Rocket ...
Style: captivating, serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Plot: napoleonic wars, military, soldier, heroes, british soldier, daring rescue, war, crimes, confined, heroic mission, captivity, kidnapping ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: portugal, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Sharpe's Regiment (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
Story: Told his battalion is to be split up due to lack of recruits at home, Sharpe and Harper return to England to investigate. What should have been a simple query turns politically explosive as they come nearer to exposing profiteering on the home front ...
Style: sincere, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, serious ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, soldier, military, heroes, political corruption, heroic mission, military life, political unrest, uninhibited rivalry, lone wolves, state affairs, adventure ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Sharpe's Company (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
Story: Spain 1812 The Duke of Wellington plans to lay siege to Badajoz. A murderous figure from Sharpe's past uses a beautiful woman revenge himself on Sharpe, now the father of her child. Sharpe has reason to be happy, he holds his daughter for the ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, captivating, rough ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, siege, heroes, soldier, military, british soldier, tough heroes, family relations, adventure, rivalry, lone wolves, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Sharpe's Honour (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
TV show
Story: 1813. Major Sharpe's old enemy, Major Ducos manipulates a beautiful young marquesa into falsely accusing Sharpe of rape. Her husband calls Sharpe out in a duel. But when the husband is found dead the next morning, Sharpe is arrested and brought ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: napoleonic wars, heroes, soldier, military, behind enemy lines, battles, british soldier, rescue, rivalry, tough heroes, hanging, injustice ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Sharpe's Gold (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
TV show
Story: Sharpe is sent on a mission to exchange rifles for deserters with a strange band of Spanish guerillas. He also has to chaperone two women looking for their missing husband.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, soldier, heroes, military, adventurer, behind enemy lines, battles, british soldier, adventure, escapades, war, tough heroes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Sharpe's Waterloo (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
TV show
Story: Based on the novel by Bernard Cornwell, "Sharpe's Waterloo" brings maverick British officer Lt. Col. Richard Sharpe to his last fight against the French, in June of 1815.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating, rough ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, battles, military, heroes, lone wolves, military life, battle zone, infidelity, couples, uninhibited rivalry, war, master and servant ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Sharpe's Battle (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
Story: When Sharpe is ordered to whip the King of Spain's Irish Royal Brigade into shape, he faces dissent from the men who believe the British are slaughtering their relatives in Ireland and a spy from within.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, napoleonic wars, vengeance, wartime life, battle zone, tough heroes, battles, behind enemy lines, military life, officers and cadets, rivalry, adventurer ...
Time: 19th century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Sharpe's Eagle (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
Story: Sharpe is a Captain saddled with the South Essex, a battalion run by incompetents and filled with soldiers who have never been in battle. When the South Essex loses its colours (its regimental flag), Sharpe vows to save the honor of the regiment by ...
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, realistic, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, military, battles, soldier, heroes, state affairs, escapades, war, rebellion, military life, napoleonic wars, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Sharpe's Sword (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
TV show
Story: Sharpe is tasked to protect the most important spy in Lord Wellington's network, but domestic issues, a traumatized young girl, and possible French spies all threaten his success
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, napoleonic wars, adventure, rebellion, mute or deaf, escapades, rivalry, behind enemy lines, tough heroes, battles, espionage, war ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Horatio Hornblower: The Duel (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The Hornblower series is based on C.S. Forester's classic maritime adventures - the story of one young man's struggle to become a leader of men. Set against the back drop of the 18th century Anglo-French wars, the bloodiest time in British ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: napoleonic wars, ship, duel, british navy, battles, adventurer, navy, ocean or sea, military, adventure, heroes, weakness ...
Time: 18th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Sharpe's Revenge (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
TV show
Story: Sharpe is framed as the thief who stole Napolean's gold, and he must clear his name to avoid execution. Meanwhile his wife Jane - urged on by a friend - makes some questionable choices.
Plot: napoleonic wars, british soldier, framed for a crime
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Sharpe's Mission (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
Story: Sharpe is teamed with a Colonel he helped promote and they are tasked to destroy a powder magazine, but an alliance with the French may threaten their success. Meanwhile, Jane is wearying of the army life and Harper and Ramona are at odds.
Plot: napoleonic wars, british army, scout, british soldier, journalist, traitor, disfigured face
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Horatio Hornblower: The Wrong War (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Hornblower series is based on C.S. Forester's classic maritime adventures - the story of one young man's struggle to become a leader of men. Set against the back drop of the 18th century Anglo-French wars, the bloodiest time in British ...
Style: rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: ship, execution, french, first love, navy, battles, invasion, heroes, adventurer, military, rivalry, leadership ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s
Place: france, europe, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Blackbeard (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
TV show
Story: In the Golden Age of Piracy, at the dawn of the 18th century, Blackbeard stood out among the lawless rogues as the most fearsome and notorious seafarer of them all. He killed for the reputation, and his reputation has become legend. Now, for the ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Plot: pirate, treasure hunt, heroes, adventure, rescue, adventurer, daring rescue, rebelliousness, uninhibited rivalry, danger, good versus evil, escapades ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Rat Patrol (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The exploits of four Allied soldiers — three Americans and one Englishman — who are part of a long-range desert patrol group in the North African campaign during World War II. Their mission: "to attack, harass and wreak havoc on Field ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: soldier, military, escapades, rivalry, heroes, war, adventure, danger, battles, mouse, uninhibited rivalry, military life ...
Time: 20th century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Sharpe's Justice (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
Story: Napoleon has been exiled to Elba, the English have returned from the wars, and Major Richard Sharpe finds himself in a sort of exile to lead a company of Yorkshire Yeomen. His duties include protecting mill owners from restless workers who are on ...
Plot: mill, revenge, british soldier, half brother, homecoming, british army, fictional biography
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.3
 6K
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, adventure, revolution, independence, fall in love, political unrest, parents and children, human spirit, life is a bitch, politics, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Bravo Two Zero (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: South Africa, UK
Duration: 122 min.
Story: When an elite eight-man British SAS team is dropped behind enemy lines, their mission is clear: take out Saddam Hussein's SCUD missile systems. But when communications are cut and the team finds themselves surrounded by Saddam's army, ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gulf war, behind enemy lines, battles, soldier, military, swat team, military life, tough heroes, chaos, survival, heroic mission, escapades ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.3
 2K
Rough Riders (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 184 min.
TV show
Story: In 1898 the US government decided to intervene on the side of the Cuban rebels in their struggle against Spanish rule. Assistant Navy Secretary Theodore Roosevelt decides to experience the war first hand by promoting and joining a volunteer cavalry ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: american history, battles, soldier, military, civil war, heroic mission, political unrest, military life, state affairs, war, white house, leadership ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: cuba, latin america, new mexico, san antonio texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
1066: The Battle for Middle Earth (2009)
Genre: Action, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 150 min.
TV show
Story: October 14th, 1066 is the most famous date in English history. It is the year of TWO invasions of England, and in which three huge and bloody pitched battles were fought
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, exciting, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, war, military, rivalry, invasion, state affairs, danger, political unrest, cruelty, bravery, king, society ...
Time: middle ages, 11th century
Place: england, europe, normandy, norway, flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 6.8
 7K
Khartoum (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 134 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, desert, politics, culture clash, imperialism, military, islam, heroes, battles, negotiation, british empire, wartime ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1880s, 18th century
Place: africa, sudan, egypt, england, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Hornblower: Duty (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The Hornblower series is based on C.S. Forester's classic maritime adventures - the story of one young man's struggle to become a leader of men. Set against the back drop of the 18th century Anglo-French wars, the bloodiest time in British ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: sea battle, ship captain, ship, battles, adventure, military, military life, couples, rescue, danger, treason, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: switzerland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Last Kingdom (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A show of heroic deeds and epic battles with a thematic depth that embraces politics, religion, warfare, courage, love, loyalty and our universal search for identity. Combining real historical figures and events with fictional characters, it is the ...
Style: captivating, realistic, epic, stylized, exciting ...
Plot: king, battles, kingdom, danger, castle, rivalry, viking, escapades, political unrest, kidnapping, vengeance, heroes ...
Time: middle ages, 9th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A chronicle of events that led to the British involvement in the Crimean War against Russia and which led to the siege of Sevastopol and the fierce Battle of Balaclava on October 25, 1854 which climaxed with the heroic, but near-disastrous calvary ...
Style: epic, serious, exciting, factual, harsh ...
Plot: anti war, politics, british army, heroes, battles, british history, british empire, war, british soldier, massacre, rescue, against the odds ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1850s, 70s ...
Place: russia, england, europe, turkey, istanbul turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.7
 6K
Zulu Dawn (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In 1879, the British suffer a great loss at the Battle of Isandlwana due to incompetent leadership. Cy Endfield co-wrote the epic prequel Zulu Dawn 15 years after his enormously popular Zulu. Set in 1879, this film depicts the catastrophic Battle of ...
Style: epic, exciting, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: battles, imperialism, military, heroes, soldier, british empire, death, battle, spear throwing, victory, surrounded, mortar ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Tango Charlie (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: India
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Indian Army Sepoy Tarun Chauhan is assigned to proceed to Northeastern part of India that has been rocked by riots and violence with orders to report to his superior, Havaldar Mohammed Ali. Once there, he comes to know that things can be quiet for ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: rescue, terrorism, war, soldier, danger, heroes, deadly, anti war, crimes, escapades, rivalry, battles ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.1
 11K
The Warrior (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: South Korea, China
Duration: 158 min.
Story: In 1375, China was in chaos between Yuan Dynasty and Ming Dynasty. Coryo (an ancient kingdom of Korea then) sent a delegation of many diplomats, soldiers and a silent slave to make peace with the new Chinese government. However, this delegation got ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, epic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, martial arts, master warrior, exile, desert, battle, samurai, survival, heroic mission, war, tragic hero, adventure ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: china, korea, hong kong, asia, mongolia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%