Movies and TV shows like Marco Polo 1982

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Marco Polo (1982)
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Marco Polo (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, USA, Japan, China
Duration: 504 min.
TV show
Story: The life and experiences of the 13th-century explorer, who sought to connect the civilizations of China and Europe through trade.
Style: epic, exciting, serious, captivating, realistic, stylized
Plot: explorer, battles, adventure, heroes, expedition, on the road, human spirit, royal family, adventurer, escapades, rivalry, society, ambition, inventions and discoveries, culture clash, against the odds, obsessive quest, state affairs, prison, medieval, friendship, desert, plague, avalanche, orphan ...
Time: 13th century, middle ages
Place: persia, china, venice, mongolia, tibet

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and epic films and TV series with plots about heroes, battles, state affairs, rivalry, escapades, adventure and war mostly in Drama, History and Adventure genres. Some movies like Marco Polo: The Last Kingdom (2015), Shackleton (2002), Christopher Columbus (1985), Sharpe's Eagle (1993), Kurulus: Osman (2019). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Marco Polo (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: An epic adventure that follows the early years of the famous explorer as he travels the exotic Silk Road to the great Kublai Khan’s court. But Marco soon finds that navigating the Khan’s world of greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry will ...
Style: captivating, exciting, epic, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: intrigue, culture clash, rivalry, adventure hero, forbidden love, escapades, strong violent content, adventure, kung fu master, palace, royal family, martial arts ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century
Place: asia, mongolia, china, venice, beijing china
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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: realistic, captivating, epic, stylized, exciting ...
Plot: king, battles, kingdom, viking, castle, rivalry, escapades, political unrest, kidnapping, heroes, vengeance, british ...
Time: middle ages, 9th century
Place: england, europe
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Shackleton (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 206 min.
TV show
Story: The true story of Shackleton's 1914 Endurance expedition to the the South Pole and his epic struggle to lead his 28 man crew to safety after his ship was crushed in the pack ice.
Style: suspenseful, epic, serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: expedition, world war one, survival, adventurer, adventure, human spirit, against the odds, wilderness, leadership, ambition, forces of nature, endurance ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1914
Place: antarctica, south pole, england
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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
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Genghis Khan: To the Ends of the Earth and Sea (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A look at Genghis Khan's life, from his birth to conquests in Asia.
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, epic, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, conquering, adventure, heroes, ambition, leadership, haunted by the past, escapades, rise to the top, rivalry, betrayal, master warrior ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century, 12th century
Place: mongolia, asia
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31%
Christopher Columbus (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, West Germany, USA
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
Story: The epic mini-series tells the story of the legendary Italian-born explorer Diego de Geona Taino, later known as Christopher Columbus, from his birth in c.1450 Genoa, Italy, to his young adult years as an expert sailor and navigator who, with money ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, realistic, factual ...
Plot: expedition, conquistador, adventure, ambition, adventurer, inventions and discoveries, native americans, tragic hero, ocean, political intrigue, discovery, new world ...
Time: 15th century
Place: spain, portugal, europe, africa, atlantic ocean ...
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29%
Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan (2007)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Russia, Germany, Kazakhstan
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The story recounts the early life of Genghis Khan, a slave who went on to conquer half the world in the 11th century.
Style: realistic, epic, captivating, stylized, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conquering, leadership, battles, monk, king, rise to the top, escape, leader, ambition, historical character, ruler, power struggle ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: mongolia, asia, china
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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: exciting, captivating, realistic, serious, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, military, battles, war, escapades, state affairs, soldier, heroes, rebellion, military life, napoleonic wars, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century
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27%
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Kurulus: Osman (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: The life of Osman Bey, the son of Ertugrul Gazi and the founder of the Ottoman Empire.
Style: stylized, captivating, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: sultan, turk, royal family, state affairs, battles, war, father son relationship, military, intrigue, political intrigue, love and romance, destiny ...
Time: 13th century, 14th century
Place: ottoman empire, turkey
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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: exciting, serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Plot: pirate, treasure hunt, heroes, rebelliousness, adventurer, adventure, daring rescue, rescue, uninhibited rivalry, escapades, intrigue, good versus evil ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Shogun (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 547 min.
TV show
Story: An English navigator becomes both pawn and player in the deadly political games in feudal Japan.
Style: epic, captivating, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, shogun, battles, intrigue, interracial relations, leadership, fall in love, social differences, culture clash, political unrest, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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, bleak, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: battles, imperialism, heroes, soldier, military, victory, army life, death, british empire, surrounded, colonialism, catastrophe ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, France, Spain
Duration: 154 min.
Story: 1492: Conquest of Paradise depicts Christopher Columbus’ discovery of The New World and his effect on the indigenous people.
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, atmospheric, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventurer, conquistador, native americans, adventure, against the odds, state affairs, military, royal family, rebelliousness, obsessive quest, father son relationship, tribe ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century, year 1941
Place: spain, europe, haiti, west indies, caribbean ...
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24%
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Abraham (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, Italy, USA, Czech Republic, France
Duration: 175 min.
TV show
Story: This engrossing dramatization of the life of Abraham, the most tested servant of God and the father of Judaism, spans from the patriarch's quest for the Promised Land to the sacrifice of his son, Isaac.
Style: epic, serious, disturbing, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: prophet, bible, desert, miraculous event, heroic mission, redemption, human spirit, adventure, society, hopes, bible story, city ...
Place: holy land, middle east, jordan
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Cromwell (1970)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Disgusted with the policies of King Charles I, Oliver Cromwell plans to take his family to the New World. But on the eve of their departure, Cromwell is drawn into the tangled web of religion and politics that will result in the English Civil War.
Style: epic, realistic, serious, stylized, factual ...
Plot: battles, revolution, political unrest, military, politics, against the odds, royal family, intrigue, leadership, rivalry, rebellion, society ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 80s, 18th century
Place: england, ireland, europe, britain, london ...
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22%
By the Will of Chingis Khan (2009)
Genre: History, War
Country: Mongolia, Russia, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Three childhood friends. Three sworn brothers. One was initiated into the sacrament and grew up to be a great shaman. The other two followed the path of war and the nation recognised them as leaders. But only one of them was to become the ruler of ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, exciting, thought provoking ...
Plot: genghis khan, military, leadership, battles, rise to the top, rivalry, heroes, adventure, ambition, escapades, war, historical character ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century, 13th century
Place: asia, china
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22%
The Mahabharata (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Belgium, Australia, USA, Sweden, Portugal, Norway, Netherlands, Japan, Ireland, Iceland, Finland, Denmark, UK, France, Luxembourg
Duration: 318 min.
TV show
Story: One of the great masterpieces of world literature comes to vivid life in an elaborate production from acclaimed theater and film innovator Peter Brook. This collection of ancient Sanskrit stories (composed into the longest book ever written) ...
Style: epic, serious, realistic, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: battles, legends and myths, ancient history, mythology, family feud, heroes, society, state affairs, rivalry, escapades, unfulfillment, human nature ...
Place: india, asia
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21%
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Napoleon (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany, Italy, Canada, USA, UK, Hungary, Spain, Czech Republic
Duration: 380 min.
TV show
Story: The year is 1816, and NAPOLEON, held prisoner by the British on the island of St. Helena, is telling the young English girl BETSY his life story.
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, realistic, epic ...
Plot: napoleon bonaparte, napoleonic wars, rise and fall, conquering, battles, rise to the top, leadership, ambition, battlefield, society, politics, military ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1810s, 1790s
Place: europe, france, prussia
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21%
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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, exciting, captivating, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, war, military, rivalry, invasion, political unrest, state affairs, cruelty, bravery, king, fight, society ...
Time: middle ages, 11th century
Place: england, europe, norway, normandy, flanders
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David (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 190 min.
TV show
Story: The tribes of Israel need to defeat the superior might of the Philistines: "Now appoint a king to lead us, such as all the other nations have." (I Samuel, 8:5). And so the prophet Samuel gives the Hebrews their first king, Saul. Saul, ...
Style: biblical, atmospheric, epic, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: prophet, battles, tragic hero, heroes, king, religion, political unrest, royal family, love affair, couple relations, uninhibited rivalry, oracle ...
Place: holy land, middle east
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Solomon (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Czech Republic, Spain, USA, Netherlands, UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: David, now an old man, is still king of Israel. Among his sons, the ambitious Adonijah and the clever Solomon. The two young men are fierce rivals, since both are prospective heirs to the throne and only one can be successful.
Style: biblical, serious, realistic, atmospheric, epic ...
Plot: heroes, battles, leadership, society, state affairs, tragic hero, rivalry, rise to the top, betrayal, politics, religions or cults, healing power ...
Place: holy land, israel
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21%
Julius Caesar (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands, Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: Twenty year-old Julius Caesar flees Rome for his life during the reign of Sulla but through skill and ambition rises four decades later to become Rome's supreme dictator.
Style: captivating, serious, stylized, epic, realistic
Plot: ancient history, roman empire, julius caesar, dictatorship, politics, tragic hero, ambition, war hero, battlefield, treason, emperor, rivalry ...
Time: 1st century, 1st century b.c.
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, europe, rome italy
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21%
Sharpe's Peril (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 69 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: exciting, captivating, serious, disturbing, realistic
Plot: military, battles, heroes, heroic mission, adventure, military life, escapades, british soldier, soldier, napoleonic wars, violence, battlefield ...
Time: 19th century
Place: india
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Joan of Arc (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Ten years before her death, Joan hears voices. Six years later, from the village of Domremy, she begins her mission to unite France under King Charles. First she leads a defense of Vaucouleurs against the Burgundians, then obtains safe passage to ...
Style: bleak, captivating, serious, inspirational, epic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: betrayal, joan of arc, bishop, sword, siege, maid, strong female presence, village, heroic mission, village life, royal family, a vision ...
Time: 15th century, future
Place: france, europe, england, paris france, new orleans
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The Incredible Adventures of Marco Polo (1998)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Ukraine, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In this globe-trotting adventure, Marco Polo (Don Diamont) plays the famous 13th Century explorer who sets out from Italy to find his missing father, and along the way finds danger, excitement, and amazing discoveries at every turn. The supporting ...
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, sentimental, epic
Audience: teens
Plot: obsessive quest, romance, adventure, escapades, state affairs, master warrior, dishonesty, adventurer, good versus evil, ambition, rivalry, love and romance ...
Time: 13th century, middle ages
Place: asia, venice
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20%
Sharpe's Challenge (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 69 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 ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventurer, soldier, heroic mission, rivalry, hotshot hero, battlefield, political unrest, war, investigation, state affairs, daring rescue, escapades ...
Time: 19th century
Place: india, asia
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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: captivating, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, napoleonic wars, tough heroes, battles, behind enemy lines, vengeance, officers and cadets, battle zone, wartime life, military life, heroes, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, spain
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20%
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Crusaders (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, Germany
Duration: 194 min.
Story: Towards the end of the eleventh century, Pope Urban II announces a crusade against the Saracens, who have occupied the holy city of Jerusalem. Three young friends Richard, Peter and Andrew set off to join the crusading army.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, epic
Plot: crusade, adventure, pope, friendship, battles, war, heroic mission, military, leadership, rivalry, politics, society ...
Time: middle ages, 11th century
Place: europe, holy land, israel
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The Legend of Suriyothai (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Thailand
Duration: 142 min.
Story: During the 16th century, as Thailand contends with both a civil war and Burmese invasion, a beautiful princess rises up to help protect the glory of the Kingdom of Ayothaya. Based on the life of Queen Suriyothai.
Style: epic, exciting, realistic, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: battles, rivalry, betrayal, royal family, invasion, queen, adventure, tragic hero, politics, state affairs, dishonesty, escapades ...
Time: 16th century
Place: thailand, burma, asia
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20%
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Druids (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Belgium, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the year 60 B.C. a group of Druids, including the arch-druid Guttuart (Max von Sydow), witness the passing of a comet and interpret it as the sign of the coming of a king for their country Gaul, which has not had a king for a long time. Guttuart ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, epic, realistic ...
Plot: roman empire, battles, heroes, destiny, heroic mission, adventure, rise to the top, leadership, state affairs, betrayal, julius caesar, rivalry ...
Time: 1st century b.c.
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