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Horatio Hornblower: The Fire Ship (1998)
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Horatio Hornblower: The Fire Ship (1998)
Original name: Hornblower: The Examination for Lieutenant
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 98 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. Pellew, Captain of the Indefatigable, decides to put forward his protege Horatio Hornblower for the examination for lieutenant. Leading up to the exam Hornblower comes up against many challenges to prepare him for the difficult life as a lieutenant.
Style: exciting, serious
Plot: ship, military, heroes, gold, battles, navy, quarantine, war, adventure, success, friendship, ocean or sea, friends, officers and cadets, rebellion, human spirit, adventurer, hopes, obsessive quest, battleship, danger, heroic mission, glory, rebelliousness, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: north africa

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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, heroes, war, battles, escapades, adventure and military life mostly in War, Adventure and Drama genres. Some movies like Horatio Hornblower: The Fire Ship: Hornblower: Mutiny (2001), Hornblower: Duty (2003), Horatio Hornblower 3 (2003), Sharpe's Peril (2008), Sharpe's Rifles (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Horatio Hornblower: The Duchess and the Devil (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 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, navy, military, pardon, battles, pow, sea battle, heroes, captivity, ocean or sea, sea disaster ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe
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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, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: ship, sea battle, battles, navy, adventure, leadership, ocean or sea, heroic mission, human spirit, napoleonic wars, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1800s
Place: brazil, europe, england, pacific ocean, france
⇓ 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, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ship, duel, napoleonic wars, battles, navy, ocean or sea, adventure, heroes, military, adventurer, weakness, british navy ...
Time: 18th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Hornblower: Mutiny (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 98 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, captivating, suspense
Plot: ship, napoleonic wars, leadership, navy, war, british navy, military, military life, adventure, rebelliousness, rebel, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1800s
Place: jamaica, west indies
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: exciting, realistic, serious, rough
Plot: ship, french, adventurer, execution, first love, navy, heroes, military, battles, invasion, political unrest, soldier ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s
Place: europe, france, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: sea battle, ship, battles, military, adventure, military life, couples, rescue, danger, treason, ship captain, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: switzerland, europe
⇓ 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, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, sea battle, war hero, military life, rebellion, war, dishonesty, espionage, british navy, battles, military, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: france, europe, english channel
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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, rough, captivating, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: sea battle, rebellion, war hero, military, adventure, military life, rivalry, army investigation, war, heroes, escapades, chaos ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: jamaica, west indies
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: captivating, exciting, serious, disturbing, realistic
Plot: military, heroes, battles, danger, adventure, heroic mission, military life, escapades, british soldier, soldier, violence, battlefield ...
Time: 19th century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Plot: battles, escapades, military, napoleonic wars, wartime life, war, promotion, power relations, adventure, heroes, soldier, military life ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Damn the Defiant! (1962)
Genre: Action, 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: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: military, heroes, adventurer, battles, behind enemy lines, soldier, british soldier, napoleonic wars, kidnapping, battle zone, tough heroes, war ...
Time: 19th century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: suspenseful, captivating, exciting, realistic, rough ...
Plot: military, battles, heroes, napoleonic wars, crumbling marriage, adventure, rivalry, soldier, master and servant, uninhibited rivalry, military life, couples ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: captivating, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: siege, military, soldier, heroes, napoleonic wars, british soldier, adventure, against the rules, heroic mission, isolation, danger, tough heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: captivating, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: navy, battleship, world war two, japanese history, survival, war, battles, ship, danger, heroes, military, lost love ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough, realistic
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Place: asia, malaysia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Last Valley (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: People in a small German village in the last valley to remain untouched by the devastating Thirty Years' War try to exist in peace with a group of soldiers occupying the valley.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: war, village, battles, anti war, adventure, village life, society, danger, heroes, military, chaos, rescue ...
Time: 17th century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: heroes, military, soldier, napoleonic wars, rivalry, politics, fighting the system, political unrest, political corruption, tough heroes, adventure, war ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, behind enemy lines, battles, heroes, military, napoleonic wars, british soldier, legal, false accusation, battle zone, tough heroes, injustice ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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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: emotional, tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, navy, injustice, ship, mutiny, betrayal, crimes, courtroom drama, false accusation, military, life is a bitch, military life ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Sharpe's Siege (1996)
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, suspenseful, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: siege, battles, napoleonic wars, heroes, castle, british soldier, military life, danger, adventure, woman in danger, heroic mission, war ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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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, suspense, cult film
Plot: war, battles, soldier, revolution, adventure, independence, rebellion, politics, human spirit, political unrest, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Sharpe's Eagle (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
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, serious, realistic, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, military, battles, war, heroes, escapades, soldier, state affairs, rebellion, military life, vengeance, wartime life ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Hell Boats (1970)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A war drama of motor torpedo boats which did much unsung work in WW2, but the naval battles merely provide an exciting story in which an even more special romantic drama is wrapped up.
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: love triangle, royal navy, battles, island, military, adventure, war, escapades, heroes, military life, danger, against the odds ...
Time: 60s
Place: sicily, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Sharpe's Enemy (1994)
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 ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: military, soldier, heroes, british soldier, captivity, confined, daring rescue, war, heroic mission, crimes, kidnapping, lone wolves ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: portugal, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.1
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The Crossing (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A made-for-TV dramatization of George Washington's perilous gamble of crossing the Delaware River and attacking the British forces at Trenton.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: military, heroes, battles, military life, heroic mission, rebellion, against the odds, rebelliousness, state affairs, war, revolution, danger ...
Place: delaware, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.3
 510
Submarine X-1 (1968)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After losing a submarine and fifty crew in a battle with a German ship during WWII, a Royal Navy officer gets a second chance in a daring raid with midget subs.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: submarine, world war two, battles, heroic mission, heroes, military, soldier, battleship, military life, escapades, war, officers and cadets ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.3
 3K
March or Die (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The French Foreign Legion, in the early 20s, is tasked to protect a group of Archaeologists in the middle east. After scenes depicting the hardship of day-to-day Foreign Legion life, and the ragtag collection of people who join, the local Arabs take ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, epic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: archaeologist, foreign legion, desert, obsessive quest, heroic mission, danger, treasure hunt, rescue, adventurer, adventure, military, gypsy ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: morocco, africa, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Admiral: Roaring Currents (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The film mainly follows the famous 1597 Battle of Myeongryang during the Japanese invasion of Korea (1592-1598), where the iconic Joseon admiral Yi Sun-sin managed to destroy a total of 133 Japanese warships with only 13 ships remaining in his ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, epic, realistic ...
Plot: war, battles, battleship, heroic mission, human spirit, against the odds, heroes, military, hopes, naval battle, joseon dynasty, navy ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.2
 760
The Sea Wolf (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jack London's brutal Wolf Larson brings a shipwrecked aristocrat and a con woman aboard his doomed ship, the Ghost.
Style: rough, bleak, serious, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: heroes, escapades, adventure, cons and scams, rivalry, military, ghost, survival, ship, psychopath, battles, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%