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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, military, quarantine, navy, gold, adventure, adventurer, ocean or sea, obsessive quest, uninhibited rivalry, war, human spirit, 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, exciting, realistic and suspenseful films with plots about heroes, military, escapades, adventure, war, battles and military life mostly in Adventure, War and Drama genres. Some movies like Horatio Hornblower: The Fire Ship: Hornblower: Mutiny (2001), Horatio Hornblower 3 (2003), Hornblower: Duty (2003), Damn the Defiant! (1962), Sharpe's Peril (2008). 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: exciting, serious
Plot: ship, adventurer, military, pardon, navy, adventure, rescue, battles, ocean or sea, escapades, war, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe
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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, serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: ship, leadership, navy, battles, adventure, napoleonic wars, uninhibited rivalry, escapades, rivalry, human spirit, heroic mission, officers and cadets ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1800s
Place: brazil, europe, england, battleship, 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: serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ship, duel, adventurer, ocean or sea, napoleonic wars, british navy, adventure, battles, military, weakness, humiliation, navy ...
Time: 18th century
Place: battleship
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, serious, 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 ⇓
66%
Hornblower: Mutiny (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, 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: serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: ship, napoleonic wars, mutiny, leadership, navy, adventure, rebelliousness, military life, ocean or sea, heroes, uninhibited rivalry, war ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1800s
Place: jamaica, battleship, seaport, west indies
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: napoleonic wars, british navy, espionage, adventure, escapades, heroes, ship, military, war, military life, battles, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: europe, france, english channel
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: ship, adventure, military, hotshot hero, rescue, war, military life, battles, danger, heroes, couples, treason ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: europe, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: serious, exciting, 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 ⇓
56%
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ship, mutiny, royal navy, pirate, napoleonic wars, adventurer, adventure, sea, son, french, soldier, daring rescue ...
Time: 18th century
Place: england, europe, battleship
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: serious, exciting, captivating, realistic
Plot: soldier, military, anti heroes, adventure, train, napoleonic wars, heroic mission, military life, war, battles, danger, heroes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: napoleonic wars, military, battles, soldier, adventure, military life, war, officers and cadets, wartime life, escapades, heroes, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, british soldier, napoleonic wars, military, adventurer, behind enemy lines, adventure, military life, deserter, missing person, battle zone, tough heroes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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, serious, emotional, realistic, 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 ⇓
25%
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: rough, serious, exciting, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, military, lone wolves, adventure, soldier, military life, battle zone, war, escapades, heroes, rivalry, master and servant ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: serious, exciting, realistic, atmospheric, rough ...
Plot: soldier, british soldier, napoleonic wars, military, siege, lone wolves, adventure, battle zone, military life, tough heroes, war, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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: serious, exciting, captivating, realistic
Plot: royal navy, love triangle, military life, battles, heroes, island, adventure, ship, military, war, against the odds, danger ...
Time: 60s
Place: italy, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 645
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, politics, jungle, friendship, anti war, war, political unrest, battles, military, a.i. ...
Place: asia, russia, malaysia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, british soldier, napoleonic wars, military, behind enemy lines, adventure, uninhibited rivalry, duel, false accusation, battle zone, injustice, war ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 5.2
 462
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, serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: submarine, war, soldier, officers and cadets, ocean or sea, heroic mission, military life, battles, escapades, heroes, military, leadership ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: battleship, seaport
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, exciting, 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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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, trapper, british army, chase, native american, independence, rebel, rebelliousness, parents and children, adventure ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.1
 959
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: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, 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%
 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, suspenseful, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, archaeologist, foreign legion, gypsy, adventure, adventurer, soldier, sahara, obsessive quest, village, rescue, war ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: morocco, africa, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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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, exciting, realistic, 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%
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, soldier, adventure, rescue, survival, anti war, culture clash, heroic mission, battles, danger ...
Time: 17th century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.6
 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: exciting, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: ship, military, war, survival, battles, danger, escapades, heroes, anniversary, young love, world war two, bereavement ...
Time: year 1945
Place: battleship, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.9
 4K
Shogun (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: In the 16th Century, a Dutch ship sails the Pacific from the Americas in order to escape the Spanish. Blackthorn is the pilot of the ship and the first to realize the possibilities of Japan. Japan is a feudal society which has a strong presence of ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, realistic
Plot: samurai, politics, master warrior, ship, uninhibited rivalry, interracial relations, adventure, culture clash, political unrest, war, royal family, battles ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century, middle ages, 1600s
Place: japan, portugal, feudal japan
⇓ 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: exciting, serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: napoleonic wars, soldier, british soldier, military, hostages, adventure, battle zone, save the day, uninhibited rivalry, kidnapping, military life, war ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: portugal, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.3
 718
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: danger, adventure, escapades, ship, ghost, ocean or sea, survival, obsession, cons and scams, cause and meaning, psychopath, battles ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.2
 447
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: survival, ship, ocean or sea, danger, shipwreck, whale, escapades, adventure, dangerous animal, orphan, forces of nature, coming of age ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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