Movies like The Lion of Thebes

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The Lion of Thebes (1964)
 5.3
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The Lion of Thebes (1964)
Original name: Leone di Tebe
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Fleeing Troy in the wake of its destruction, fair-faced Helen and her faithful protector Arion run into the pharaoh Ramses, who sets his sights on Helen -- and is subsequently murdered. Now it's up to Arion to save Helen from those who wish her dead.
Style: exciting, atmospheric, epic, serious, captivating, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: peplum, adventure, vengeance, in the woods, heroes, kidnapping, betrayal, royal family, legends and myths, mate swapping, intrigue, danger, femme fatale, master warrior, heroic mission, chases and races, imaginary, dishonesty, aging, rivalry, rescue, woman in danger, state affairs, lovers on the run, sword and sandal ...
Time: 60s, ancient history
Place: egypt

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Most similar movies to The Lion of Thebes

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, stylized and epic films with plots about rivalry, heroes, adventure, escapades, battles, sword fight and danger mostly in Action, Adventure and Drama genres. Some movies like The Lion of Thebes: Hero of Rome (1964), Atlas (1961), Gladiators 7 (1962), Beyond Justice (1991), Duel of the Titans (1961). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.9
 162
Hero of Rome (1964)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In ancient Rome, the people finally oust their despised king, Tarquinius, and declare the city a republic. Tarquinius makes an alliance with the Etruscan king, Porsenna, to take back power in Rome, but a Roman general, the heroic Mucius, sets out to ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, bleak, epic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, hostage, ancient rome, roman empire, hostages, adventure, war, rivalry, escapades, danger, state affairs, heroes ...
Time: ancient history
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.1
 183
Atlas (1961)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Evil king Praximedes convinces superhero Atlas to fight for him, but Atlas eventually sees the king's true nature and turns against him.
Style: suspenseful, epic, exciting, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cult, escapades, daring rescue, state affairs, imaginary, soldier, betrayal, legends and myths, heroic mission, battle zone, woman in danger, danger ...
Time: ancient history
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 5.5
 162
Gladiators 7 (1962)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Framed for the escape of five gladiators from the arena, the son of one of Sparta's leading citizens is sentenced to the arena as gladiator himself and forced to fight for his life in the Roman Colosseum. Years later he manages to escape and ...
Style: epic, stylized, exciting, captivating, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escapades, corrupted ruler, war, rivalry, state affairs, rebellion, hopes, master warrior, battles, revolution, righting the wronged, royal family ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Hercules and the Princess of Troy (1965)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: Hercules (Gordon Scott) sets out to save the city of Troy from a horrible sea monster. Meanwhile, the city is threatened by a different kind of monster--a smarmy politician who will stop at nothing to seize the throne.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized, epic
Audience: boys' night, family outing
Plot: heroes, battles, hercules, master warrior, escapades, royal family, fall in love, legends and myths, woman in danger, tough heroes, save the princess, adventure ...
Time: ancient history
Place: greece, ancient greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Hercules Against the Barbarians (1964)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The eternal Hercules in this film has gone way beyond his usual time and place in ancient Greece and is now helping Poland free itself of Mongol invaders in the 12th century. Mark Forest is the star of this peplum epic, Hercules Against The ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, rescue, battles, escapades, adventure, rivalry, danger, military, superhero, battle zone, legends and myths, knife ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 4.6
 522
Beyond Justice (1991)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A woman's ex-husband, who is the son of an Arab chieftain, kidnaps their teenage son and brings him back to Morocco, where the boy is to be made the leader of the tribe. The child's mother hires a mercenary to get her son and bring him ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychotronic, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, heroes, desert, kidnapping, adventure, danger, crimes, heroic mission, missing person, vengeance, tough heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Duel of the Titans (1961)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Steve Reeves and George Scott are raised by wolves, but grow up to become the founders of Rome.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: peplum, family relations, battles, legends and myths, siblings relations, survival, love triangle, battle zone, roman empire, catastrophe, danger, heroes ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Warriors of Heaven and Earth (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Chinese emissary is sent to the Gobi desert to execute a renegade soldier. When a caravan transporting a Buddhist monk and a valuable treasure is threatened by thieves, however, the two warriors might unite to protect the travelers.
Style: exciting, serious, epic, breathtaking, lyrical ...
Plot: martial arts, adventure, vengeance, survival, rivalry, escapades, danger, lone wolves, uninhibited rivalry, sword and sandal, fight, epic battle ...
Time: ancient history, 8th century
Place: china, asia, ancient china, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 5.8
 140
Ursus (1961)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Adventure
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ursus returns from war to find his fiancée, Attea, has been kidnapped by a mysterious sect which sacrifices virgins to its patron goddess. Ursus faces much treachery and is forced to display much courage and strength as he and the blind girl ...
Style: exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: peplum, virgin sacrifice, good versus evil, danger, master warrior, rescue, adventure, imaginary, heroes, rivalry, woman in danger, legends and myths ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Invincible Gladiator (1961)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A Roman warrior leads a revolt against an evil ruler. A young, diminutive ruler makes a big decision to unseat a nobleman whose ego has outgrown him. But can the 10-year-old take on such an impressive nemesis?
Style: epic, atmospheric, stylized, serious, exciting
Plot: rebelliousness, kidnapping, roman empire, politics, rescue, state affairs, adventure, heroes, rivalry, escapades, adventurer, danger ...
Time: ancient history
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Curse of the Ring (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Germany, UK, South Africa, Italy
Duration: 184 min.
Story: In this swords-and-sorcery tale, good-hearted blacksmith Eyvind (Max von Sydow) hides away infant Prince Siegfried (played as an adult by Benno Furmann) after two malevolent kings murder his father. But a fiery meteor sent by the gods reveals ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, epic, light
Plot: adventure, treasure, master warrior, dragon, legend, blacksmith, murder, royal family, supernatural ability, escapades, danger, imaginary ...
Place: iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.1
 317
Warrior Angels (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA, Ireland, Lithuania
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In 1190, the knight Elizabeth leaves her young son Peter in England, battles, and is wounded in the Third Holy Crusade. She must return to her village, where she is informed by the local priest that Peter was abducted by the wicked tyrant Grekkor ...
Style: exciting, serious, disturbing, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, heroes, rivalry, adventure, medieval, danger, battles, vengeance, escapades, daring rescue, master warrior, courage ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Saul and David (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: David of Bethlehem slays the giant and becomes a rival to King Saul.
Style: stylized, epic, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: battles, folk hero, state affairs, rivalry, betrayal, dishonesty, political unrest, friendship, infidelity, royal family, legends and myths, friends ...
Time: ancient history
Place: middle east, holy land, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Clash of Empires (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: Malaysia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Based loosely on the 16th century historical document entitled ‘The Malay Annals’, ’The Chronicles of Merong Mahawangsa’ is an action-packed epic feature film, with mythical characters, magical moments and dazzling visual-effects sequences. ...
Style: epic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, heroes, martial arts, save the princess, battles, state affairs, head of state, hopes, master warrior, adventure, danger, heroic mission ...
Time: ancient history
Place: asia, china, malaysia, arabia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.7
 4K
Wolfhound (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Russia
Duration: 136 min.
Story: He was doomed to die, but managed to survive, and now his mission is to revenge for the annihilation of his tribe. He is the great warrior who calls himself Volkodav, and is the last man from the tribe of Serie Psi (Grey Hounds). After escaping ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, exciting, stylized, epic ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing
Plot: heroes, bravery, magic, vengeance, adventure, supernatural, sword fight, battles, wizards and magicians, tough heroes, imaginary kingdom, heroic mission ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Amazons and Gladiators (2001)
Genre: Drama, Action, Adventure
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: During the Roman Empire, General Crassius ruled a small province with an Iron fist. Serena, a young girl in a village, watches Crassius kill her parents. Crassius and Serena's destiny would lead them to the Gladiator ring; the Amazons Warrior ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female warrior, sword fight, roman empire, amazon, adventure, rivalry, heroic mission, vengeance, heroes, gladiator, girl power, feminism ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Zatoichi and the Fugitives (1968)
Genre: Drama, Action, Adventure
Country: Japan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Zatoichi runs afoul of some evil fugitives, working for a corrupt law official.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: katana, snake, rescue, heroes, manipulations, rivalry, fugitives, danger, manipulation, graphic violence, vengeance, village ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Hercules Reborn (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a young man's bride is kidnapped by an evil king, he turns to Hercules for help. The fallen hero has been living in exile, banished for killing his family, but the young man's courage inspires Hercules. Together, they fight to rescue ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, tense
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: hercules, superhuman powers, adventure, heroes, legends and myths, good versus evil, rescue, escapades, tough heroes, graphic violence, heroic mission, danger ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient greece, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 8.5
 1.3M
Gladiator (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Malta, Morocco
Duration: 155 min.
Story: In the year 180, the death of emperor Marcus Aurelius throws the Roman Empire into chaos. Maximus is one of the Roman army's most capable and trusted generals and a key advisor to the emperor. As Marcus' devious son Commodus ascends to ...
Style: epic, captivating, rough, breathtaking, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: roman empire, vengeance, warrior, gladiator, freedom, revenge, ancient rome, courage, pride and honor, master warrior, slavery, sword fight ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: rome italy, north africa, italy, germany, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Reign of Assassins (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: China, Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Set in ancient China, Zeng Jing is a skilled assassin who finds herself in possession of a mystical Buddhist monk's remains. She begins a quest to return the remains to its rightful resting place, and thus places herself in mortal danger ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, sword fight, master warrior, vengeance, escapades, track down, uninhibited rivalry, dishonesty, mortal combat, betrayal, obsessive quest, heroes ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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: epic, atmospheric, exciting, captivating, serious ...
Plot: adventurer, heroic mission, heroes, rivalry, danger, hopes, dishonesty, leadership, culture clash, political unrest, society, priest ...
Time: 13th century, middle ages
Place: asia, china, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
300: Rise of an Empire (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on Frank Miller's latest graphic novel Xerxes and told in the breathtaking visual style of the blockbuster "300," this new chapter of the epic saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield--on the sea--as Greek general ...
Style: epic, stylized, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: king, heroic, master warrior, swords and armor, heroes, hand to hand combat, invasion, sea battle, army, sword fight, adventure, ancient ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient greece, middle east, greece, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Goliath and the Sins of Babylon (1963)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Goliath battles for the freedom of the Babylonian people.
Style: psychotronic, homoerotic
Plot: peplum, arena, gladiator, sword and sandal, rebellion, battlefield, spear, swordsman, beefcake, wrestler, dwarf, torch ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
Atlas Against the Cyclops (1961)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Strongman Maciste must battle the one-eyed Cyclops monster that is ravaging the land of Sadok, while at the same time fending off the advances of the evil Queen Capys, who wants to do a little ravaging of her own.
Style: stylized, serious, exciting, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, monster, peplum, cyclops, sword and sandal, superhero, adventure, escapades, rescue, imaginary, battles, heroes ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Scorpion King (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In ancient Egypt, peasant Mathayus is hired to exact revenge on the powerful Memnon and the sorceress Cassandra, who are ready to overtake Balthazar's village. Amid betrayals, thieves, abductions and more, Mathayus strives to bring justice to ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, tense, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: ancient egypt, sword fight, adventure, master warrior, desert, good versus evil, heroic mission, uninhibited rivalry, danger, leadership, woman in danger, destiny ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, middle east, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.9
 4K
Jade Warrior (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Finland, Netherlands, China, Estonia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Thousands of years ago in ancient China, a love struck sword hero fights against his destiny. He wants another chance to be reunited with his loved one and he gets that chance, in a far away place and a far away time, in the cold north, in modern ...
Style: serious, exciting, epic, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: legends and myths, reincarnation, danger, rivalry, escapades, supernatural ability, good versus evil, adventure, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, destiny, imaginary ...
Place: finland, europe, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.6
 735K
300 (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Canada, Bulgaria, Australia
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Based on Frank Miller's graphic novel, "300" is very loosely based the 480 B.C. Battle of Thermopylae, where the King of Sparta led his army against the advancing Persians; the battle is said to have inspired all of Greece to band ...
Style: epic, exciting, rough, scenic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: warrior, gory, battles, courage, legends and myths, ancient, soldier, army, war, heroic mission, human spirit, military ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Legend of Suriyothai (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Thailand
Duration: 185 min.
Story: During the 16th century, as Thailand contends with both a civil war and Burmese invasion, a beautiful princess rises up to help protect the glory of the Kingdom of Ayothaya. Based on the life of Queen Suriyothai.
Style: epic, exciting, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: royal family, battles, betrayal, rivalry, queen, invasion, tragic hero, adventure, political unrest, dishonesty, escapades, intrigue ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: burma, thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.6
 13K
Outcast (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, China, USA, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A mysterious warrior teams up with the daughter and son of a deposed Chinese Emperor to defeat their cruel Uncle, who seeks their deaths.
Style: exciting, suspense, captivating, tense, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: knight, master warrior, warrior, battles, adventure, uninhibited rivalry, betrayal, rivalry, danger, state affairs, escapades, one man army ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.2
 794
Lionheart (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Hungary, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young knight sets out to join King Richards crusaders. Along the way, he encounters The Black Prince who captures children and sells them as slaves to the Muslims. It is Robert Narra's sworn duty to protect the children and lead them to ...
Style: captivating, serious, exciting, disturbing
Audience: family outing, boys' night
Plot: violence, sword fight, adventure, daring rescue, folk hero, rescue, heroic mission, state affairs, partners, obsessive quest, battles, medieval ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: france, paris france, europe, holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%