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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, success, war, adventure, friendship, ocean or sea, friends, officers and cadets, rebellion, human spirit, adventurer, battleship, obsessive quest, hopes, danger, heroic mission, glory, rebelliousness, military life ...
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 soldier 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: 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: sea battle, ship, pow, navy, pardon, battles, military, adventurer, captivity, sea disaster, glory, ocean or sea ...
Time: victorian, 19th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, napoleonic wars, ocean or sea, heroic mission, human spirit, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1800s
Place: europe, brazil, england, pacific ocean, france
⇓ 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: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, sea battle, war hero, military life, rebellion, dishonesty, war, espionage, british navy, battles, heroes, adventure ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: europe, france, english channel
⇓ 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, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ship, duel, napoleonic wars, battles, navy, ocean or sea, adventure, adventurer, heroes, military, weakness, british navy ...
Time: 18th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, battles, military, adventure, military life, couples, rescue, danger, treason, ship captain, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: switzerland, europe
⇓ 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: napoleonic wars, ship, leadership, navy, war, british navy, military life, adventure, military, commander, rebel, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1800s
Place: jamaica, west indies
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, french, invasion, navy, execution, first love, battles, adventurer, heroes, military, intrigue, leadership ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s
Place: france, europe, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, suspenseful, rough, captivating, serious ...
Plot: sea battle, rebellion, war hero, military life, military, adventure, rivalry, army investigation, war, heroes, escapades, legal ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: jamaica, west indies
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, mutiny, royal navy, pirate, leadership, danger, military, betrayal, rebellion, defiant ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Sharpe's Rifles (1993)
Genre: Adventure
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: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: battles, escapades, military, napoleonic wars, wartime life, war, military life, promotion, soldier, heroes, adventure, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.4
 718
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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: world war two, battles, adventure, daring rescue, politics, buddies, danger, anti war, wartime life, jungle, terrorism, friendship ...
Place: asia, malaysia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.5
 2K
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: realistic, captivating, exciting, serious
Plot: navy, world war two, battleship, japanese history, battles, war, survival, ship, heroes, military, danger, first love ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945
Place: japan
⇓ 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, serious, exciting, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: war, village, battles, adventure, anti war, village life, rescue, heroes, chaos, danger, military, society ...
Time: 17th century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.8
 4K
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, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, navy, injustice, ship, mutiny, courtroom drama, crimes, betrayal, rebelliousness, military life, captivity, false accusation ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Sharpe's Peril (2008)
Genre: Adventure
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, heroic mission, danger, adventure, military life, escapades, british soldier, soldier, violence, battlefield ...
Time: 19th century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.3
 6K
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: war, battles, soldier, adventure, revolution, independence, rivalry, rebellion, life is a bitch, politics, danger, parents and children ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.3
 309
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, malta, royal navy, war, danger, island, ship, against the odds, military life, battles, military, escapades ...
Time: 60s
Place: sicily, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.1
 2K
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, against the odds, military life, heroic mission, rebellion, rebelliousness, state affairs, danger, war, revolution ...
Place: usa, delaware, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 5.3
 530
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, captivating
Plot: submarine, world war two, battles, war, leadership, escapades, military, danger, heroes, soldier, ocean or sea, power relations ...
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, obsessive quest, rescue, danger, adventurer, treasure hunt, heroic mission, adventure, military, gypsy, french foreign legion ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 20th century, 20s
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, navy, joseon dynasty ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.7
 6K
Zulu Dawn (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands, USA
Duration: 117 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, realistic, serious, exciting, bleak ...
Plot: battles, imperialism, military, heroes, soldier, victory, violence, battle, british empire, death, spear throwing, colonialism ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The War Lover (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Buzz Rickson is a dare-devil World War II bomber pilot with a death wish. Failing at everything not involving flying, Rickson lives for the most dangerous missions. His crew lives with this aspect of his personality only because they know he always ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: bomber, danger, battles, world war two, military life, wartime life, love triangle, introspection, survival, human nature, soldier, military ...
Place: england, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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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: heroes, soldier, battles, heroic mission, adventure, warrior, master warrior, chaos and mayhem, against the odds, chaos, danger, leadership ...
Time: 19th century, 1960s, 60s, 18th century
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe, rome italy, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Sharpe's Gold (1995)
Genre: Adventure
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: atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Plot: adventurer, soldier, military, battles, behind enemy lines, heroes, napoleonic wars, british soldier, escapades, war, adventure, tough heroes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Cast a Giant Shadow (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: An American Army officer is recruited by the yet to exist Israel to help them form an army. He is disturbed by this sudden appeal to his jewish roots. Each of Israel's Arab neighbors has vowed to invade the poorly prepared country as soon as ...
Style: captivating, tense, realistic, serious, cult film ...
Plot: battles, heroes, military, political unrest, ambition, rebellion, escapades, state affairs, war, politics, hopes, leadership ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1948, year 1947
Place: israel, middle east, tel aviv israel, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Sharpe's Waterloo (1997)
Genre: Adventure
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: exciting, captivating, atmospheric, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: military, heroes, battles, napoleonic wars, battle zone, uninhibited rivalry, infidelity, couples, military life, lone wolves, war, adventure ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 2.7
 5K
The Gaul (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Belgium, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the year 60 B.C. a group of Druids, including the arch-druid Guttuart (Max von Sydow), witness the passing of a comet and interpret it as the sign of the coming of a king for their country Gaul, which has not had a king for a long time. Guttuart ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, epic, captivating ...
Plot: battles, heroes, roman empire, destiny, heroic mission, adventure, rise to the top, leadership, betrayal, state affairs, vengeance, rivalry ...
Time: 1st century b.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.4
 19K
The Duellists (1977)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1800, as Napoleon Bonaparte rises to power in France, a rivalry erupts between Armand and Gabriel, two lieutenants in the French Army, over a perceived insult. For over a decade, they engage in a series of duels amidst larger conflicts, including ...
Style: stylized, realistic, captivating, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, sword duel, fencing, pistol duel, nudity (full frontal - brief), military life, uninhibited rivalry, obsessive quest, soldier, escapades, military, emperor ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 1800s, 18th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.2
 1K
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: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zeppelin, world war one, war, undercover, dishonesty, adventurer, escapades, military, espionage, government agency, soldier, secret agents ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: scotland, germany, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%