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Horatio Hornblower: The Wrong War (1999)
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Horatio Hornblower: The Wrong War (1999)
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: ship, adventurer, military, navy, invasion, execution, first love, french, adventure, rebelliousness, political intrigue, ocean or sea, political unrest, battles, war, escapades, rebellion, rivalry, state affairs, soldier, intrigue, leadership, heroes, mission gone awry, commander ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s
Place: europe, france, battleship

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, exciting and suspenseful films with plots about military, adventure, war, heroes, escapades, soldier and battles mostly in War, Adventure and Drama genres. Some movies like Horatio Hornblower: The Wrong War: Hornblower: Mutiny (2001), Hornblower: Duty (2003), Horatio Hornblower 3 (2003), Damn the Defiant! (1962), Sharpe's Challenge (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ship, duel, ocean or sea, adventure, battles, adventurer, navy, napoleonic wars, british navy, military, weakness, humiliation ...
Time: 18th century
Place: battleship
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Horatio Hornblower: The Duchess and the Devil (1999)
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
Plot: ship, adventurer, military, pardon, navy, adventure, rescue, battles, ocean or sea, war, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Hornblower: Mutiny (2001)
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 ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: ship, leadership, mutiny, napoleonic wars, navy, adventure, rebelliousness, military life, ocean or sea, heroes, war, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1800s
Place: jamaica, battleship, seaport, west indies
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Horatio Hornblower: The Fire Ship (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
Plot: ship, military, quarantine, navy, gold, adventure, adventurer, ocean or sea, obsessive quest, uninhibited rivalry, human spirit, war ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: battleship, north africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: ship, adventure, escapades, military, hotshot hero, rescue, war, military life, battles, danger, heroes, couples ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: europe, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Horatio Hornblower 3 (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Hornblower is given a dangerous mission to deliver an emigre French nobleman to a secret rendezvous near Brest while coping with enemy agents in his own ranks.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: british navy, napoleonic wars, espionage, adventure, escapades, heroes, ship, military, war, military life, battles, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: europe, france, english channel
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Horatio Hornblower: Retribution (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Hornblower and the other officers of the Renown must return to Jamaica to face a court-martial and possible execution for their actions in relieving their unstable captain.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Plot: rebellion, military, adventure, army investigation, courtroom drama, war, military life, escapades, heroes, legal, rivalry, chaos ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: jamaica
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: After an abrupt and violent encounter with a French warship inflicts severe damage upon his ship, a captain of the British Royal Navy begins a chase over two oceans to capture or destroy the enemy, though he must weigh his commitment to duty and ...
Style: exciting, serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: ship, leadership, navy, battles, adventure, uninhibited rivalry, escapades, rivalry, human spirit, heroic mission, officers and cadets, military ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1800s
Place: brazil, europe, england, battleship, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Damn the Defiant! (1962)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Defiant's crew is part of a fleet-wide movement to present a petition of grievances to the Admiralty. Violence must be no part of it. The continual sadism of Defiant's first officer makes this difficult, and when the captain is disabled, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ship, pirate, royal navy, mutiny, adventurer, adventure, sea, french, son, soldier, daring rescue, ocean or sea ...
Time: 18th century
Place: england, europe, battleship
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Sharpe's Challenge (2006)
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 ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hotshot hero, soldier, adventure, adventurer, daring rescue, heroic mission, escapades, heroes, missing person, political unrest, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Kidnapped (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Scottish orphan David Balfour (Lawrence Douglas) is betrayed by his wicked uncle Ebeneezer (Donald Pleasance), who arranges for David to be kidnapped and sold into slavery so that Unk can claim his inheritance. The boy is rescued and befriended by ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: intrigue, ship, kidnapping, adventure, rescue, vengeance, dishonesty, escapades, rivalry, adventurer, orphan, betrayal ...
Time: 18th century
Place: scotland, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, serious, realistic
Plot: war, soldier, daring rescue, native american, independence, chase, rebel, british army, trapper, rebelliousness, parents and children, adventure ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Billy Budd (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Billy is an innocent, naive seaman in the British Navy in 1797. When the ship's sadistic master-at-arms is murdered, Billy is accused and tried.
Style: serious, tense, realistic, emotional, suspenseful
Plot: ship, mutiny, murder, injustice, navy, protagonist as suspect, innocence lost, ocean or sea, court case, rebelliousness, false accusation, military life ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Sharpe's Peril (2008)
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, realistic, captivating
Plot: soldier, military, anti heroes, train, adventure, napoleonic wars, heroic mission, military life, war, battles, danger, heroes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Sharpe's Gold (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
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: exciting, serious, realistic, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: soldier, napoleonic wars, british soldier, military, adventurer, behind enemy lines, adventure, military life, deserter, battle zone, missing person, tough heroes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The 7th Dawn (1964)
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.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: adventure, buddies, soldier, jungle, politics, friendship, war, anti war, political unrest, battles, military, a.i. ...
Place: asia, russia, malaysia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Zeppelin (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The outbreak of World War I places Scots officer Geoffrey Richter-Douglas in an uncomfortable position. Although his allegiance is to Britain, his mother was from an aristocratic Bavarian family, and he spent his summers in Germany as a child. When ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, undercover, adventure, secret agents, soldier, espionage, heroic mission, wartime life, escapades, military, state affairs, adventurer ...
Time: 20th century
Place: scotland, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Sharpe's Honour (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
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: exciting, serious, realistic, tense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, napoleonic wars, british soldier, military, behind enemy lines, adventure, uninhibited rivalry, duel, battle zone, false accusation, injustice, war ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Sharpe's Waterloo (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
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, rough, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, military, lone wolves, soldier, adventure, military life, battle zone, tough heroes, escapades, war, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Sharpe's Regiment (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
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: exciting, serious, realistic, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: soldier, napoleonic wars, military, lone wolves, adventure, political corruption, tough heroes, fighting the system, heroes, war, uninhibited rivalry, heroic mission ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Yamato (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Directed by Junya Sato and based on a book by Jun Henmi, "Yamato" has a framing story set in the present day and uses flashbacks to tell the story of the crew of the World War II Japanese battleship Yamato. The film was never released in ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, captivating
Plot: ship, military, war, survival, battles, danger, escapades, heroes, anniversary, male camaraderie, doom, flashback ...
Time: year 1945
Place: battleship
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Play Dirty (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The Dirty Dozen meet the Stiff Upper Lip. A British Petroleum executive (Michael Caine) is assigned to work with the British Army in North Africa handling port duties for incoming fuels.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, anti war, desert, betrayal, adventure, basic training, military life, war, battles, danger, escapades, heroes ...
Place: africa, england, europe, germany, mine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Treasure Island (2012)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Treasure Island is a two-part British television miniseries adaptation of the novel Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. It was made by BSkyB and first shown in the United Kingdom on Sky1 on 1–2 January 2012. The screenplay was by Stewart ...
Style: epic, serious, stylized, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: treasure hunt, ship, pirate, island, treasure map, adventurer, adventure, ocean or sea, danger, escapades, rivalry, young heroes ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Sharpe's Company (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
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: exciting, serious, realistic, atmospheric, rough ...
Plot: soldier, napoleonic wars, british soldier, military, siege, lone wolves, adventure, military life, battle zone, war, tough heroes, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Sharpe's Rifles (1993)
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: serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful
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Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: portugal
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The 300 Spartans (1962)
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, serious, exciting, rough, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, heroes, heroic mission, adventure, master warrior, leadership, battles, against the odds, chaos and mayhem, danger, chaos, war ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1960s
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Battle of Culloden (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 69 min.
Story: Culloden is a 1964 docudrama written and directed by Peter Watkins for BBC TV. It portrays the 1746 Battle of Culloden that resulted in the British Army's destruction of the Scottish Jacobite uprising and, in the words of the narrator, ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, thought provoking, rough
Plot: reenactment, soldier, battle, rebelliousness, battle zone, war, social differences, battles, danger, military, rebellion, society ...
Time: 18th century
Place: england, europe, scotland, scottish highlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Sand Pebbles (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 182 min.
Story: Engineer Jake Holman arrives aboard the gunboat U.S.S. San Pablo, assigned to patrol a tributary of the Yangtze in the middle of exploited and revolution-torn 1926 China. His iconoclasm and cynical nature soon clash with the "rice-bowl" ...
Style: epic, tense, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: ship, u.s. navy, friendship, missionary, battle, chinese, battles, navy, adventure, romance, war, military ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: china, asia, shanghai, shanghai china
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.7
 405
The Gustloff (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Joseph Vilsmaier Two-part TV movie focuses on the tragic events surrounding the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff, a German passenger ship, at the end of World War II. On 30 January 1945, Captain Hellmuth Kehding was in charge of the ship, evacuating ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Plot: ship, torpedo, wartime life, downfall, ocean or sea, danger, soldier, chaos and mayhem, confined, escapades, military, evacuation ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.9
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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, exciting, serious, rough ...
Plot: siege, desert, islam, culture clash, british empire, politics, military, war, imperialism, negotiation, adventure, leadership ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, 1880s, victorian era ...
Place: sudan, africa, egypt, england, belgium ...
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21%
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