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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: 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, navy, heroes, battles, military, success, napoleonic wars, gold, quarantine, war, catastrophe, adventure, ocean, friendship, friends, human spirit, adventurer, rebellion, disaster, battleship, escapades, glory, rebelliousness, military life, obsessive quest ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: 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 military, war, heroes, battles, escapades, adventure and military life mostly in Drama, War and Adventure genres. Some movies like Horatio Hornblower: The Fire Ship: Horatio Hornblower 3 (2003), Hornblower: Duty (2003), Hornblower: Mutiny (2001), Damn the Defiant! (1962), 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: 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: serious, exciting
Plot: sea battle, ship, adventurer, military, pardon, battles, navy, pow, napoleonic wars, ocean, pirate, state affairs ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, 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, napoleonic wars, navy, battles, adventure, heroic mission, leadership, naval battle, escapades, sailboat, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: brazil, europe, england, pacific ocean, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: napoleonic wars, ship, british navy, duel, battles, adventurer, navy, military, adventure, bully, heroes, weakness ...
Time: 18th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: serious, realistic, captivating, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, sea battle, british navy, espionage, war hero, rebellion, military life, escapades, adventure, heroes, military, battles ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, france, english channel
⇓ 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: rough, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: ship, adventurer, execution, french, first love, battles, navy, invasion, military, heroes, adventure, mission gone awry ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s
Place: europe, france, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: sea battle, ship captain, ship, battles, adventure, military, military life, rescue, couples, treason, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, switzerland
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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: napoleonic wars, ship, british navy, leadership, navy, naval battle, war, military, adventure, military life, commander, rebel ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: jamaica, west indies
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100%
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, captivating, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: sea battle, sailboat, rebellion, war hero, military, adventure, military life, rivalry, army investigation, war, napoleonic wars, heroes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: jamaica, west indies
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ship, napoleonic wars, sea battle, royal navy, mutiny, pirate, british navy, conspiracy, battleship, defiant, battles, war ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Sharpe's Rifles (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
TV show
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, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: napoleonic wars, military, battles, adventure, escapades, war, wartime life, british army, heroes, soldier, military life, promotion ...
Time: 19th century
Place: portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Sharpe's Peril (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 69 min.
TV show
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, captivating, serious, disturbing, realistic
Plot: military, battles, heroes, heroic mission, adventure, military life, escapades, british soldier, soldier, napoleonic wars, violence, battlefield ...
Time: 19th century
Place: india
⇓ 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, exciting, serious
Plot: navy, battleship, world war two, japanese history, ship, military, battles, war, heroes, survival, first love, lost love ...
Time: 1940s, year 2005, 20th century, 21st century, 2000s ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Sharpe's Gold (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
TV show
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: captivating, exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, behind enemy lines, battles, heroes, soldier, adventurer, military, british soldier, tough heroes, battle zone, kidnapping, missing person ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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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: tense, emotional, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, navy, injustice, ship, mutiny, crimes, betrayal, courtroom drama, military, life is a bitch, dishonesty, military life ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Sharpe's Waterloo (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
TV show
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: captivating, exciting, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, battles, heroes, military, lone wolves, couples, military life, battle zone, infidelity, uninhibited rivalry, escapades, war ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Sharpe's Company (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
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: serious, realistic, captivating, exciting, rough ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, soldier, heroes, military, siege, british soldier, escapades, against the rules, lone wolves, adventure, war, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Last Valley (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 128 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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: village, battles, anti war, adventure, village life, war, chaos, society, rescue, heroes, military, plague ...
Time: 17th century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Sharpe's Honour (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
TV show
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, tense, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: napoleonic wars, behind enemy lines, battles, military, soldier, heroes, british soldier, military life, battle zone, uninhibited rivalry, false accusation, courtroom drama ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Sharpe's Regiment (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
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: realistic, serious, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, soldier, military, heroes, rivalry, adventure, state affairs, fighting the system, politics, lone wolves, war, tough heroes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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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, realistic, serious, suspense, cult film
Plot: battles, soldier, revolution, adventure, parents and children, fall in love, political unrest, human spirit, war, politics, life is a bitch, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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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: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: world war two, battles, psychopath, friends, buddies, war, daring rescue, a.i., terrorism, heroes, starting over, escapades ...
Place: asia, russia, malaysia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Sharpe's Siege (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
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, realistic, serious ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, siege, battles, heroes, castle, british soldier, adventure, military life, military, war, woman in danger, isolation ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Sharpe's Eagle (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
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, realistic, serious, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, military, battles, war, escapades, state affairs, soldier, heroes, rebellion, military life, napoleonic wars, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Hell Boats (1970)
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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, realistic, serious
Plot: love triangle, royal navy, battles, adventure, heroes, war, military, escapades, ship, against the odds, island, military life ...
Time: 60s
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Zulu Dawn (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands, USA
Duration: 98 min.
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, exciting, bleak, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: battles, imperialism, heroes, soldier, military, victory, army life, death, british empire, surrounded, colonialism, catastrophe ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Sharpe's Enemy (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
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: suspenseful, captivating, serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: napoleonic wars, military, heroes, soldier, british soldier, crimes, confined, war, daring rescue, kidnapping, captivity, heroic mission ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: portugal, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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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, captivating, exciting, suspense, scenic ...
Plot: whale, shipwreck, ship, adventure, survival, dangerous animal, escapades, ocean, lost at sea, rescue, isolation, hunting ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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, rough, exciting, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, soldier, battles, heroic mission, adventure, warrior, master warrior, chaos, chaos and mayhem, against the odds, leadership, greek ...
Time: 19th century, 60s, 18th century
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe, rome italy, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Submarine X-1 (1968)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 89 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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating, exciting
Plot: world war two, submarine, battles, battleship, power relations, seaport, ocean, officers and cadets, heroic mission, military life, military, heroes ...
Time: 1940s
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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: tense, realistic, exciting, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: military, heroes, battles, rebellion, against the odds, heroic mission, military life, rebelliousness, state affairs, battlefield, war, revolution ...
Place: usa, delaware, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
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