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Houston: The Legend of Texas (1986)
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Houston: The Legend of Texas (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Sam Elliot stars as Sam Houston, the visionary who nearly single-handedly forged the state of Texas into a powerful entity in its own right. Refusing to forget the Alamo (as if anyone could), Houston led the military in Texas' rebellion against Mexico. G.D. Spradlin co-stars as President Andrew Jackson, with Michael Beck appearing as Jim Bowie, James Stephens as Stephen Austin, and Richard Yniguez as Mexican General Santa Anna. Lensed on location in the Lone Star state, this sweeping made-for-TV film originally occupied three hours' screen time on November 22, 1986. Its title at that time was Houston: The Legend of Texas. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Style: exciting, sincere, epic, serious, captivating, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, war, adventure, military, heroes, political unrest, rise to the top, folk hero, head of state, americana, leadership, state affairs, horse, old west, warrior, u.s. army, soldier, american soldier, pioneer, gun, sword, sword fight, knife, fortress, infantry ...
Time: 19th century
Place: texas

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Most similar movies to Houston: The Legend of Texas

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, exciting and captivating films with plots about battles, heroes, military, war, battle, soldier and state affairs mostly in War, Drama and History genres. Some movies like Houston: The Legend of Texas: The Crossing (2000), George Washington (1984), Texas (1994), The Alamo (2004), Rough Riders (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, against the odds, military life, heroic mission, rebellion, rebelliousness, state affairs, danger, war, revolution ...
Place: usa, delaware, new jersey
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100%
George Washington (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 480 min.
Story: The early life and career of the American General and President through his participation in the Revolutionary War.
Plot: american revolution, american civil war, tough guy, flintlock pistol, warrior, sword, battle, ship, native american attack, flintlock rifle, american indian, war hero ...
Time: 18th century
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100%
The Alamo: Thirteen Days to Glory (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Against orders and with no help of relief Texas patriots led by William Travis, Jim Bowie, and Davy Crockett defend the Alamo against overwhelming Mexican forces.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: battles, isolation, heroic mission, war, state affairs, revolution, mexican army, battle, patriotism, tough heroes, heroes, soldier ...
Place: mexico, texas, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Texas (1994)
Genre: Adventure, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: In the beginning of the 19th Century many Anglosaxons are settling in the Mexican province of Texas. As the years go by, political conflicts between the settlers and the Mexican government are escalating which would lead to war and Texan ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, captivating, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, battles, revolution, war, military, leadership, society, politics, state affairs, folk hero, rivalry, rebellion ...
Time: 19th century
Place: texas, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 6.0
 19K
The Alamo (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Based on the 1836 standoff between a group of Texan and Tejano men, led by Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie, and Mexican dictator Santa Anna's forces at the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas.
Style: realistic, sincere, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: siege, war, military, rivalry, danger, heroic mission, gunfight, heroes, soldier, revolution, justice, wartime ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: texas, mexico, latin america, usa, tennessee ...
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48%
 7.4
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Rough Riders (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 184 min.
Story: In 1898 the US government decided to intervene on the side of the Cuban rebels in their struggle against Spanish rule. Assistant Navy Secretary Theodore Roosevelt decides to experience the war first hand by promoting and joining a volunteer cavalry ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: american history, battles, soldier, military, civil war, military life, heroic mission, political unrest, state affairs, war, white house, rescue ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: cuba, latin america, new mexico
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47%
Custer of the West (1967)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War, Western
Country: UK, France, Spain, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Biopic of General George Armstrong Custer from his rise to prominence in the Civil War through to his "last stand" at the Battle of the Little Big Horn.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating, tragic ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: native american attack, battles, congress, soldier, tragic hero, military, heroes, american civil war, moral dilemma, tough heroes, americana, military life ...
Time: 19th century
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Great Sioux Massacre (1965)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Colonel Custer (Philip Carey), an outspoken believer in fair treatment for the Indians, is ousted from his post and forced into retirement. Fueled by ambition when a Senator Blaine (Don Haggerty) convinces him to run for President, Custer decides to ...
Style: rough, captivating, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: soldier, battles, old west, obsessive quest, against the rules, society, military, heroes, injustice, interracial relations, price of justice, americana ...
Time: 19th century
Place: south dakota, minnesota, north dakota
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43%
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Wicked Spring (2002)
Genre: Drama, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: During the 1864 battle of the Wilderness, three Union soldiers and three Confederate Soldiers get seperated from their units as twilight engulfs the ravaged battlefield. The men wander alone through the dangerous woods, separate of each other, until ...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, sincere, epic, captivating ...
Plot: battles, wilderness, genocide, soldier, american civil war, weakness, military, politics, against humanity, heroes, friendship, survival ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Gettysburg (1993)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 271 min.
Story: Summer 1863. The Confederacy pushes north into Pennsylvania. Union divisions converge to face them. The two great armies clash at Gettysburg, site of a theology school. For three days, through such legendary actions as Little Round Top and ...
Style: epic, realistic, captivating, serious, exciting ...
Plot: american civil war, civil war, slavery, battles, military, soldier, war, heroic mission, state affairs, civil rights, battle zone, military life ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, pennsylvania, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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 ⇓
39%
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April Morning (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A teenager grows up during the onset of the American revolution.
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: coming of age, military, battles, revolution, state affairs, hopes, battle zone, americana, wooing, heroes, war, politics ...
Place: usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Drawn from the same events that later inspired Gladiator, the film charts the power-hungry greed and father-son betrayal that led to Rome's collapse at the bloody hands of the Barbarians.
Style: epic, captivating, exciting, serious, stylized ...
Plot: roman empire, betrayal, tragic hero, battles, ancient rome, politics, war, rivalry, political unrest, state affairs, adventure, military ...
Time: ancient history
Place: rome italy, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Journey to Shiloh (1968)
Genre: Drama, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: At the beginning of the Civil War, seven friends embark on a cross-country journey in order to join the Confederate army.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, exciting, captivating
Plot: american civil war, battles, battle zone, destiny, wartime life, military life, on the road, war, heroes, rivalry, friends, military ...
Time: 19th century
Place: texas, tennessee, usa, mississippi, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Waterloo (1970)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, Soviet Union
Duration: 134 min.
Story: After defeating France and imprisoning Napoleon on Elba, ending two decades of war, Europe is shocked to find Napoleon has escaped and has caused the French Army to defect from the King back to him. The best of the British generals, the Duke of ...
Style: epic, serious, exciting, stylized, emotional ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, napoleon bonaparte, battles, destiny, napoleon, military life, politics, military, state affairs, royal family, political unrest, tragic hero ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1810s
Place: europe, belgium, france, england, new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
One Man's Hero (1999)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War, Western
Country: Mexico, USA, Spain
Duration: 121 min.
Story: One Man's Hero tells the little-known story of the "St. Patrick's Battalion" or "San Patricios," a group of mostly Irish and other immigrants of the Catholic faith who deserted to Mexico after encountering religious and ...
Style: epic, suspenseful, captivating, tense, exciting ...
Plot: military, soldier, battlefield, battles, war, culture clash, foe turned friend, tragic hero, heroes, society, immigrants, battle ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Sword of War (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Year 1100. Italy.The Northern lands are ruled by a German emperor: Fredrick aka "Barbarossa. His dream is to conquer also the lands in the Center and in the South so as to revive the Empire that was once of the one Charles Magno.But in the ...
Style: serious, epic, realistic, captivating
Plot: heroes, battles, emperor, knight, leadership, rivalry, state affairs, soldier, war, warrior, siege, battlefield ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: italy, europe, germany, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
 368
Crazy Horse (1996)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The legendary Native American chieftain refuses to go with his people peacefully to the reservation and starts a rebellion.
Style: realistic, rough, bleak, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: native american, interracial relations, life is a bitch, society, war, americana, battle zone, military life, racism, old west, military, against humanity ...
Time: 19th century
Place: south dakota
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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By the Will of Chingis Khan (2009)
Genre: History, War
Country: Mongolia, Russia, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Three childhood friends. Three sworn brothers. One was initiated into the sacrament and grew up to be a great shaman. The other two followed the path of war and the nation recognised them as leaders. But only one of them was to become the ruler of ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, stylized, rough ...
Plot: military, leadership, escapades, adventure, rise to the top, heroes, rivalry, battles, ambition, war, graphic violence, master warrior ...
Time: middle ages
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Gods and Generals (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 219 min.
Story: The film centers mostly around the personal and professional life of Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, a brilliant if eccentric Confederate general, from the outbreak of the American Civil War until its halfway point when Jackson is killed ...
Style: epic, serious, sincere, rough, intense ...
Plot: american civil war, battles, confederate soldier, confederate army, military, war, war hero, military life, social relations, couple relations, rivalry, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 1860s, 19th century
Place: maine, virginia, west virginia, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 942K
Braveheart (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Enraged at the slaughter of Murron, his new bride and childhood love, Scottish warrior William Wallace slays a platoon of the local English lord's soldiers. This leads the village to revolt and, eventually, the entire country to rise up against ...
Style: epic, breathtaking, rough, exciting, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: freedom, battles, warrior, tragic hero, war, courage, folk hero, love story, heroes, idealism, leadership, vengeance ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century, 14th century
Place: scotland, scottish highlands, england, europe, london ...
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31%
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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 ⇓
30%
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 ⇓
29%
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Nomad: The Warrior (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Kazakhstan, France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The Nomad is a historical epic set in 18th-century Kazakhstan. The film is a fictionalised account of the youth and coming-of-age of Ablai Khan, as he grows and fights to defend the fortress at Hazrat-e Turkestan from Dzungar invaders.
Style: rough, serious, exciting, epic
Plot: nomad, battles, folk hero, tragic hero, heroic mission, leadership, political unrest, rise and fall, rivalry, ambition, danger, state affairs ...
Time: 18th century, 1800s
Place: kazakhstan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Ike: Countdown to D-Day (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: This is the story of the senior-level preparations for the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944 from the time of Dwight D. Eisenhower's appointment as the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, to the establishment of the beachhead in Normandy. The film ...
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, d day, against the odds, military, battles, human spirit, war, leadership, soldier, military life, basic training, idealism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Last Confederate: The Story of Robert Adams (2005)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Amid the bitter divisiveness of the Civil War, Confederate Capt. Robert Adams (Julian Adams) feels the rift within his soul. Steadfastly loyal to the South, Adams also holds an unshakable love for his Northerner wife, Eveline McCord (Gwendolyn ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, romantic, saga
Plot: battles, american civil war, leadership, true love, love affair, wartime life, society, military, love and romance, heroes, romance, supportive spouse ...
Time: 19th century
Place: south carolina, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.9
 5K
Cromwell (1970)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Disgusted with the policies of King Charles I, Oliver Cromwell plans to take his family to the New World. But on the eve of their departure, Cromwell is drawn into the tangled web of religion and politics that will result in the English Civil War.
Style: epic, realistic, stylized, serious, factual ...
Plot: battles, revolution, political unrest, king, military, politics, royal family, intrigue, leadership, against the odds, rivalry, ambition ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 1600s, 80s, 18th century
Place: england, ireland, europe, america, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.8
 119K
Glory (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Robert Gould Shaw leads the US Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices of both his own Union army and the Confederates.
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating, epic ...
Plot: american civil war, freedom, war, slavery, battles, racism, prejudice, battle, military life, african american, camp, hopes ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston, south carolina, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: China, South Korea, Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The aging Zhao embarks on his final and greatest campaign, a road to adventure that will crown his name in glory for all time.
Style: realistic, exciting, atmospheric, serious, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, female warrior, military, uninhibited rivalry, political unrest, soldier, war, leadership, battles, heroic mission, ambition, state affairs ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, ancient china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.4
 2K
Villa Rides (1968)
Genre: War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Pulled into the Mexican Revolution by his own greed, Texas gunrunner & pilot Lee Arnold joins bandit-turned-patriot Pancho Villa & his band of dedicated men in a march across Mexico battling the Colorados & stealing ...
Style: epic, rough, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revolution, power struggle, gunrunner, mexican revolution, maverick, resistance, soldier, war, state affairs, heroes, escapades, danger ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico, texas, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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