Movies like The Headsman

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The Headsman (2005)
 6.1
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The Headsman (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Hungary, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Central Europe, early 16th century: two childhood friends, Martin & Georg, find themselves on rival sides of a religious war with both of them struggling to do the right thing.
Style: exciting, epic, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: executioner, adventure, friendship, rivalry, military, clergy, hopes, society, escapades, homecoming, state affairs, monastery, religions or cults, inquisition, friends, soldier, orphan, couples, sword
Time: 16th century
Place: europe

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Most similar movies to The Headsman

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and touching films with plots about society, hopes, friendship, rivalry, state affairs, religions or cults and military mostly in Drama, Adventure and History genres. Some movies like The Headsman: Crusaders (2001), In Memory of Me (2007), Afterburn (1992), Quo Vadis (2001), The Errand of Angels (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Crusaders (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, Germany
Duration: 194 min.
Story: Towards the end of the eleventh century, Pope Urban II announces a crusade against the Saracens, who have occupied the holy city of Jerusalem. Three young friends Richard, Peter and Andrew set off to join the crusading army.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, epic
Plot: crusade, adventure, pope, friendship, battles, war, heroic mission, leadership, military, society, politics, rivalry ...
Time: middle ages, 11th century
Place: holy land, europe, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
In Memory of Me (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Investigates the life a young man who has decided to enter a Jesuit monastery in Venice, but is then overcome by agonizing doubts before his ordination.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: monastery, lifestyle, introspection, teaching the ways of the world, starting over, religions or cults, hopes, society, clergy, christianity, obedience, self doubt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.2
 577
Afterburn (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on a true story, one woman takes on the U.S. military and General Dynamics; maker of the F-16, thought to be the very best tactical fighter in the world. Air Force Captain Theodore T. Harduvel was one of the best F-16 pilots the U.S. had to ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: heroes, state affairs, dishonesty, law enforcement, hopes, politics, uncover truth, fighting the system, investigation, rivalry, military, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.7
 2K
Quo Vadis (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Ancient Rome, during the time of Emperor Nero. Vinicius, a young patrician, falls in love with the beautiful Lygia, the daughter of a Barbarian commander who was killed in battle, and wants her for his concubine. For Lygia, a Christian, being a ...
Style: sincere, serious, captivating, epic
Plot: heroic mission, tragic love, fall in love, rise to the top, ambition, rivalry, society, adventure, love and romance, war, state affairs, politics ...
Place: europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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The Errand of Angels (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sister Rachel Taylor of Boise, Idaho is an eager young missionary of the LDS Church who has been sent on an 18-month long mission to Austria. Rachel finds herself having a hard time adjusting to her new cultural surroundings in the foreign country. ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, psychological, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, society, clergy, religions or cults, church, hopes, missionary, love, friendship, siblings relations, miraculous event, innocence lost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.8
 2K
Will (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The wild story of young William Shakespeare's arrival onto the punk-rock theater scene in 16th century London -- the seductive, violent world where his raw talent faced rioting audiences, religious fanatics and raucous side-shows. It's a ...
Style: suspense, epic, exciting, satirical, suspenseful
Plot: medieval, heroes, poetry, betrayal, couples, escapades, rivalry, prostitute, murder, father daughter relationship, inquisition, danger ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.0
 1K
Marco Polo (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Assigned to accompany two priests on a mission to convert the court of Kublai Khan to Christianity, Marco Polo is abandoned in the mountains when the priests, doubting the very existence of China, turn back. Polo eventually pushes bravely forth ...
Style: atmospheric, epic, exciting, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: adventurer, heroic mission, heroes, rivalry, leadership, hopes, danger, dishonesty, culture clash, political unrest, society, priest ...
Time: 13th century, middle ages
Place: asia, china, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.1
 446
Badland (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Jerry (Jamie Draven) was an idealist when he served in the first Gulf War. But when he was later deployed to Iraq, Jerry was an older man, a father of three and embittered by broken promises and unfulfilled desires. When Jerry returns from Iraq he ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: soldier, homecoming, starting over, hopes, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, military, war, desperation, gulf war, society, anti war ...
Time: 90s
Place: iraq, middle east, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 6.2
 1K
Dallas 362 (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Rusty (Shawn Hatosy) has been bailed out of bad situations more than once by his understanding but distraught mother, Mary (Kelly Lynch). When Mary starts dating a psychologist, Bob (Jeff Goldblum), Rusty connects with the man and begins talking to ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, suspense, biting
Plot: going straight, friendship, parents and children, youth, rehabilitation, dysfunctional family, family life, social decay, society, haunted by the past, buddies, friends ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Target of Opportunity (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Bulgaria
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Jim Jacobs and Nick Carlton, childhood friends, are CIA operatives on a sting operation in Chechnya. The raid of a rebel militia group goes bad and the entire teams gets wiped out except for Jim and Nick, who manages to save them both. Five years ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, espionage, friendship, rescue, adventure, dishonesty, escapades, political intrigue, crimes, danger, heroic mission, working undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bulgaria, chechnya, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Forbidden to Forbid (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, Chile, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Three young Brazilian try to help a terminally ill woman who lives in the slums of Rio de Janeiro. Their youthful idealism is shattered with the cruel reality of police brutality.
Style: realistic, serious, social, psychological, rough ...
Plot: love triangle, friends, life is a bitch, society, urban ghetto life, friendship, intern, hopes, family relations, love, rivalry, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.4
 122
Story of Judas (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man ascends a barren summit. It is Judas, come to collect Jesus and carry him down the mountain on his back, joking and panting as he does so. After bathing in the river and taking part in a henna ceremony, Jesus leaves for Jerusalem. Judas is ...
Style: captivating, serious, atmospheric, biblical, realistic
Plot: betrayal, clergy, religions or cults, dishonesty, intrigue, rivalry, bible, society, desert, friendship, bible story, disciple ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Woman Knight of Mirror Lake (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When the women of her time had their feet bound to please men, Qiu Jin was already questioning the sexual inequality of feudal traditions. Free-spirited and well-educated, she grew up practicing martial arts and was as well versed in poetry as she ...
Style: serious, stylized, exciting, rough, captivating ...
Plot: ambition, idealism, fighting the system, rebellion, hopes, discrimination, rivalry, martial arts, adventure, master warrior, human spirit, society ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Once We Were Dreamers (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Set in the Middle East in 1919, a group of European Jews planning on settling in the Sinai Desert are attacked by Bedouin tribesmen. As they fight for their lives they realize that they are beginning a struggle for a new Jewish nation. This film ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: danger, society, starting over, survival, uninhibited rivalry, desert, interracial relations, culture clash, against the odds, immigrants, escapades, religions or cults ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, year 1919
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Just Like a Woman (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two women get on the highway heading to Santa Fe. Marilyn dreams of winning a contest held by a famous belly dancing company, while her friend, Mona, has a secret: she's a fugitive from justice - accused of her mother-in-law's death.
Style: serious, sincere, captivating, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, self discovery, starting over, secret, hopes, on the road, society, unfulfillment, dancing, belly dancing, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Metropolitan Archbishop Lakota of L'viv, freed after twenty years in the Soviet Gulag, travels to Rome where circumstances conspire to see him elevated to the Papacy. Inspired by the life story of Ukrainian Catholic Cardinal Josyf Slipyj,
Style: epic, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: catholic church, vatican, pope, politics, society, state affairs, revolution, political unrest, rebelliousness, prison, rebellion, leadership ...
Time: 60s
Place: china, europe, soviet union, rome italy, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Waiting for Heaven (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Hungary, Turkey
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Eflatun is a master miniature artist who's living in 17th century Istanbul. One day, he's taken to the vizier's mansion by force. There he learns that Danyal, one of the Ottoman princes who has ignited an insurrection, is arrested in ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, exciting, epic
Plot: military, rebellion, love affair, rebelliousness, fight for supremacy, society, rivalry, state affairs, love and romance, battles, political unrest, fall in love ...
Time: 17th century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey, ottoman empire
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Bab'Aziz - The Prince That Contemplated His Soul (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Tunisia, Hungary, France, Germany, Iran, Switzerland, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of a blind dervish named Bab'Aziz and his spirited granddaughter, Ishtar. Together they wander the desert in search of a great reunion of dervishes that takes place just once every thirty years. With faith as their only guide, the two ...
Style: touching, serious, atmospheric, exciting, sentimental ...
Plot: desert, spirituality, religions or cults, self discovery, destiny, hopes, adventure, human spirit, mysterious place, lost, blind man, storytelling ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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An American Story (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: World War II has ended and many soldiers return to their houses and families. But three of them find themselves with big problems when they arrive at their home village.
Style: contemplative, realistic, serious, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: soldier, politics, world war two, society, dishonesty, rebellion, fighting the system, state affairs, military, homecoming, innocence lost, friends ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.6
 5K
Toss-Up (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Greece
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Yazi Tura (Toss Up) is the film of two stories taking place in 1999. Stories of two young men... One is "Ridvan the Devil", a young football player from Central Anatolia, Cappadocia / Goreme, and the "Cevher the Ghost", a young ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: soldier, homecoming, haunted by the past, friendship, living with parents, military, couples, friends, disability, ex military, alienation, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Little Traitor (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Based on the novel "Panther in the Basement" by the world-renowned author, Amos Oz, the movie takes place in Palestine in 1947, just a few months before Israel becomes a state. Proffy Liebowitz, a militant yet sensitive eleven year old ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, touching, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, rebellion, military, friends, soldier, state affairs, child as main character, british military, man boy relationship, child protagonist, teaching the ways of the world, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1947, year 1977
Place: israel, middle east, london, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.6
 604
The Kite (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Lebanon, France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young 15 year old girl, Lamia, lives in a southern Lebanese village on the border with Israel. She is given in marriage to her cousin on the other side of the border. As Lamia crosses the barbed wire she also passes from childhood into adulthood, ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic
Plot: teenage life, introspection, family tradition, wartime life, culture clash, military, political unrest, youth, couples, society, life is a bitch, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, lebanon, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.7
 2K
Hadewijch (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A troubled young woman is thrown out of a convent and forms a relationship with a radical Muslim.
Style: touching, thought provoking, sentimental, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: convent, self discovery, religions or cults, human nature, friendship, hopes, youth, clergy, society, religious faith, praying, muslim ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, middle east, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 6.5
 2K
Bullet Boy (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ricky is just out of a young offenders institute, heading home to Hackney and determined to go straight. Instead, he heads straight for trouble when he becomes involved in a street confrontation, siding with his best friend Wisdom against a local ...
Style: psychological, rough, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto life, friendship, social decay, life is a bitch, going straight, kids in trouble, gang, crimes, society, rivalry, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Assassins (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: China
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the year 198 BC, Cao Cao (Chow Yun Fat), Prime Minister of the Han Dynasty, ventured to the east and defeated China's greatest warrior Lu Bu, terrifying every ambitious warlord across the country. Several years later, after taking the Han ...
Style: serious, exciting, epic, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: adventure, assassin, political conspiracy, rivalry, head of state, assassination attempt, battles, military, hidden identity, love and romance, family relations, danger ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.5
 45
Max & Lenny (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Max and Lenny is the story of a friendship between two girls fighting for survival in a northern area of Marseille.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: follow your dream, ambition, friendship, teenage life, hip hop, society, youth, family relations, music, hopes, urban, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Angus Buchan's Ordinary People (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The plot follows the individual journeys of three ordinary South African men in the build up to their attendance of the 2010 Mighty Men Conference, where their lives are forever changed by God's message for them.
Style: uplifting, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: self discovery, human spirit, redemption, hopes, society, family problems, friendship, down on your luck, guru, life is a bitch, religions or cults, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.9
 3K
Lourdes (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, France, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In order to escape her isolation, wheelchair-bound Christine makes a life changing journey to Lourdes, the iconic site of pilgrimage in the Pyrenees Mountains.
Style: realistic, contemplative, serious, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: miraculous event, disability, religions or cults, redemption, clergy, society, healing power, volunteer, religion, self discovery, envy, pilgrimage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Between Two Women (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Set in Northern England, this powerful tale of suppressed sexuality offers poignant and sharply observant social commentary, interlaced with a tender romance. Vetern actress Barbara Marten tugs at the heart as Ellen Hardy, a working-class mother ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: forbidden love, love affair, romance, feminism, friendship, fall in love, couples, family relations, society, female friendship, homecoming, working class ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: europe, england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.6
 285
Orange Honey (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Portugal
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Andalusia in the fifties. Enrique and Carmen just meet and fall deeply in love. Carmen gets him to stay in military service in a court of the city. Enrique, in view of the injustices he witnesses every day, realizes that to change the course of ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, captivating
Plot: soldier, rebelliousness, moral dilemma, life turned upside down, rebellion, against the rules, fighting the system, military, legal, life is a bitch, political unrest, price of justice ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: spain, andalusia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%