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Horatio Hornblower: The Wrong War (1999)
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Horatio Hornblower: The Wrong War
Original name: Hornblower: The Frogs and the Lobsters
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 naval history.Lt. Hornblower and his mates are sent to accompany a doomed royalist invasion of revolutionary France.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: adventurer, adventure, rebelliousness, ship, political intrigue, ocean or sea, political unrest, battles, war, escapades, rebellion, rivalry, state affairs, military, soldier, intrigue, leadership, heroes, navy, invasion, execution, first love, french, mission gone awry, commander ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s
Place: europe, france, battleship
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Horatio Hornblower: The Fire Ship
Adventure, Drama, War
UK
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Hornblower: Mutiny
Adventure, Drama, War
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240 min.
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, realistic and suspenseful films with plots about military, adventure, heroes, war, escapades, battles and sword mostly in Adventure, War and Drama genres. Some movies like Horatio Hornblower: The Wrong War: Hornblower: Duty (2003), Hornblower: Mutiny (2001), Horatio Hornblower 3 (2003), Damn the Defiant! (1962), The 7th Dawn (1964). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Horatio Hornblower: The Duel
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Duration: 93 min.
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Horatio Hornblower: The Fire Ship
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
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Hornblower: Duty
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
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Hornblower: Mutiny
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Khartoum
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