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Horatio Hornblower: The Fire Ship (1998)
Original name: Hornblower: The Examination for Lieutenant
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 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, quarantine, navy, gold, adventurer, adventure, ocean or sea, obsessive quest, uninhibited rivalry, human spirit, war, rebelliousness, heroic mission, battles, danger, escapades, heroes, friendship, officers and cadets, military life, hopes, rebellion, power relations, friends ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: battleship, north africa

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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 adventure, escapades, heroes, military, ship, war and battles mostly in Adventure, Drama and War genres. Some movies like Horatio Hornblower: The Fire Ship: Hornblower: Mutiny (2001), Hornblower: Duty (2003), Horatio Hornblower 3 (2003), Damn the Defiant! (1962), Billy Budd (1962). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, 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 ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
74%
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 ⇓
74%
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: serious, exciting, realistic, rough
Plot: ship, adventurer, military, navy, invasion, execution, first love, french, adventure, rebelliousness, political intrigue, ocean or sea ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s
Place: europe, france, battleship
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 ⇓
65%
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 ⇓
61%
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 ⇓
54%
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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 ⇓
34%
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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 ⇓
28%
 6.6
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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 ⇓
27%
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
Plot: battles, napoleonic wars, military, officers and cadets, soldier, adventure, military life, war, wartime life, escapades, heroes, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Tintin and the Mystery of the Golden Fleece (1961)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Tintin and Captain Haddock try to discover what is so desirable about their old and apparently worthless ship.
Style: captivating, exciting
Audience: family outing
Plot: ship, inheritance, adventure, obsessive quest, riddles and clues, family, teenage life, danger, escapades, youth, adventurer, assassination attempt ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s
Place: turkey, europe, latin america, istanbul turkey, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.2
 260
Hell Boats (1970)
Genre: War, Drama
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: serious, exciting, realistic, captivating
Plot: royal navy, love triangle, military life, battles, island, heroes, adventure, military, ship, war, against the odds, danger ...
Time: 60s
Place: italy, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.3
 438
The Whale (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dramatic retelling of the fateful last voyage of the Nantucket whaleship Essex. When the Essex is attacked and sunk by a sperm whale in November 1820, her crew take to three fragile whalers. Alone in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, the men must ...
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, exciting, captivating
Plot: ship, survival, ocean or sea, danger, shipwreck, whale, adventure, escapades, dangerous animal, orphan, forces of nature, coming of age ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.1
 951
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 ⇓
23%
The Long Ships (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: UK, Yugoslavia
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In this elaborately mounted seafaring adventure, Rolfe (Richard Widmark) is a Viking leader with the cunning and devious mind of a pirate. Rolfe tells others sailors of "The Mother of Voices," a mammoth bell made of gold and as tall as ...
Style: semi serious, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ship, viking, bell, adventurer, adventure, folk hero, pirate, betrayal, daring rescue, obsessive quest, rescue, treasure hunt ...
Place: scandinavia, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Moby Dick (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: ship, obsessive quest, dangerous animal, whale, captain, sea, adventure, ocean or sea, vengeance, human nature, obsession, danger ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
A High Wind in Jamaica (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 1870, a Jamaican colonial family sends its children to Britain for proper schooling, but their ship is taken over by pirates, who become fond of the kids.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, exciting, captivating
Plot: pirate, stowaway, adventure, ship, danger, ocean or sea, escapades, young heroes, kidnapping, coming of age, heroes, youth ...
Time: 19th century
Place: jamaica, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.5
 626
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 ⇓
22%
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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, epic, 70mm film
Plot: war, village, plague, adventure, soldier, rescue, survival, anti war, culture clash, heroic mission, battles, danger ...
Time: 17th century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.3
 705
The Sea Wolf (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
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: bleak, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: adventure, danger, ship, escapades, ocean or sea, ghost, survival, obsession, cons and scams, cause and meaning, psychopath, battles ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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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: 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 ⇓
22%
 6.4
 3K
March or Die (1977)
Genre: Drama, War, Adventure, Romance
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: epic, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: archaeologist, gypsy, foreign legion, desert, adventure, adventurer, soldier, wilderness, obsessive quest, village, rescue, war ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: morocco, africa, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Carry on Jack (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Tenth entry in the Carry On series. Able seaman Poop-Decker (Bernard Cribbins) signs up for adventure on the high seas with the wicked Captain Fearless (Kenneth Williams). Those swabbing the decks include Juliet Mills, Charles Hawtrey and Donald ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: ship, adventure, adventurer, military life, sea, royal navy, farce, mistaken identity, escapades, battle zone, parody, military ...
Time: 60s, 19th century
Place: england, europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A full-length adaptation, originally staged as a play, of the court-martial segment from the novel "The Caine Mutiny".
Style: serious, talky, biting, realistic, clever ...
Plot: ship, army investigation, courtroom, dedicated lawyer, mentally unstable, ocean or sea, war, leadership, legal action, legal investigation, courtroom drama, military life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 ⇓
21%
Shout at the Devil (1976)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 150 min.
Story: During World War One an English adventurer, an American elephant poacher and the latter's attractive young daughter, set out to destroy a German battle-cruiser which is awaiting repairs in an inlet just off Zanzibar. The story is based on a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventurer, ship, military, one man army, adventure, poacher, soldier, daring rescue, race against time, rescue, survival, treasure hunt ...
Time: 1910s
Place: africa, battleship
⇓ 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%
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