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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
93 min.
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Hornblower: Duty
Adventure, Drama, War
UK
96 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 war, adventure, heroes, military, escapades, battles and soldier mostly in War, Adventure and History genres. Some movies like Horatio Hornblower: The Wrong War: Hornblower: Duty (2003), Hornblower: Mutiny (2001), Horatio Hornblower 3 (2003), Damn the Defiant! (1962), Sharpe's Honour (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Horatio Hornblower: The Duel
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
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Time: 18th century
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Horatio Hornblower: The Duchess and the Devil
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Horatio Homblower, now promoted to Acting Lieutenant, captures the French ship Le Reve off the Spanish coast. The Captain of the French ship is furious that such a youngster has pulled off such a coup. But far more daunting is Hornblower's ...
Style: exciting, serious
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Hornblower: Duty
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: escapades, adventure, ship, military, hotshot hero, rescue, war, military life, battles, danger, heroes, couples ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: europe, switzerland
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Horatio Hornblower: The Fire Ship
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
Plot: ship, adventure, adventurer, ocean or sea, obsessive quest, uninhibited rivalry, war, human spirit, rebelliousness, heroic mission, battles, military ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: battleship, north africa
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Hornblower: Mutiny
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 240 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 ...
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Horatio Hornblower: Retribution
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Duration: 98 min.
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Horatio Hornblower 3
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Duration: 125 min.
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    User:   80%
 
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Damn the Defiant!
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 18th century
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    User:   52%
 
Sharpe's Honour
Genre: Action, Adventure, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
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Country: USA
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Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, dramatic ...
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Khartoum
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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 ...
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Time: 19th century, victorian, 18th century, victorian england, victorian era ...
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    User:   38%
 
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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, bleak, serious, rough, realistic ...
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Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   38%
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Sharpe's Enemy
Genre: Action, Adventure, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
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 ...
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Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: europe, portugal
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The 7th Dawn
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Political and personal intrigues surround a group of characters in Malaya, after the close of the Second World War.
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Waterloo
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, Soviet Union, USA
Duration: 134 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 ...
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Time: 19th century, victorian, 1810s
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Duration: 118 min.
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The Charge of the Light Brigade
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
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Sharpe's Siege
Genre: Action, Adventure, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
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: exciting, serious, stylized, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: lone wolves, adventure, battle zone, wartime life, palaces castles and temples, woman in danger, tough heroes, war, escapades, soldier, heroes, military ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: france
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System:   33%
    User:   27%
 
The 300 Spartans
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Essentially true story of how Spartan king Leonidas led an extremely small army of Greek Soldiers (300 of his personal body guards from Sparta) to hold off an invading Persian army now thought to have numbered 250,000.
Style: epic, exciting, serious, talky, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, adventure, betrayal, military, soldier, sword fight, master warrior, sacrifice, courage, immortality, beautiful scenery, runaway ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1960s
Place: greece, europe, ancient greece, egypt
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Sharpe's Peril
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
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, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: anti heroes, soldier, adventure, train, heroic mission, war, military life, battles, military, danger, heroes, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: india
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Sharpe's Challenge
Genre: Action, Adventure, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 138 min.
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 ...
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Time: 19th century
Place: asia, india
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    User:   37%
 
55 Days at Peking
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, exciting, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: intrigue, siege, human spirit, war, culture clash, heroic mission, political unrest, royal family, adventure, revolution, battles, politics ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, turn of the century
Place: china, asia, england, france, europe ...
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Sharpe's Battle
Genre: Action, Adventure, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, officers and cadets, adventure, battle zone, military life, military, tough heroes, war, rivalry, adventurer, vengeance, wartime life ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, spain
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Sharpe's Rifles
Genre: Action, Adventure, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
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, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: soldier, officers and cadets, adventure, military life, military, battles, war, wartime life, napoleonic wars, escapades, heroes, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: portugal
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