Movies like Alfred the Great

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Alfred the Great (1969)
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Alfred the Great (1969)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 122 min.
Story: While Old England is being ransacked by roving Danes in the 9th century, Alfred is planning to join the priesthood. But observing the rape of his land, he puts away his religious vows to take up arms against the invaders, leading the English Christians to fight for their country. Alfred soundly defeats the Danes and becomes a hero. But now, although Alfred still longs for the priesthood, he is torn between his passion for God and his lust for blood.
Style: epic, exciting, serious, captivating, realistic, stylized
Plot: viking, medieval, ancient, royal family, british royal family, historical event, battles, war, heroes, military, graphic violence, ancient history, society, moral dilemma, clergy, heroic mission, religions or cults, king, religion, kidnapping, sword fight, church, leader, husband wife relationship, swashbuckler ...
Time: middle ages, 9th century
Place: england, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, epic and captivating films with plots about battles, war, military, heroes, state affairs, rivalry and soldier mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like Alfred the Great: Henry V (1989), Gallipoli: End of the Road (2013), The Last Kingdom (2015), Boudica (2003), Cromwell (1970). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Henry V (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Gritty adaption of William Shakespeare's play about the English King's bloody conquest of France.
Style: realistic, epic, exciting, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: medieval, battles, war, shakespeare, king, politics, royal family, king of england, battlefield, tragedy, military, state affairs ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages
Place: france, england, europe, london, scotland
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Iron & Blood: The Legend of Taras Bulba (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Set in the 16th century, this is a story about Ukraine's Cossack warriors and their campaign to defend their lands from the advancing Polish armies.
Style: epic, realistic, exciting, serious, captivating ...
Plot: cossack, battles, rebelliousness, heroes, political unrest, leadership, society, parent child relationship, sword fight, state affairs, father son relationship, betrayal ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century
Place: ukraine, poland, europe
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100%
Gallipoli: End of the Road (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 101 min.
Story: April, 1915. First World War in Canakkale, Ottoman Empire. Two brothers leave their mountain village to fight on the front line. One is an experienced sniper fighting for Ottomans against the invasion, while his brother finds it much tougher to cope ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: world war one, battles, military, survival, soldier, one man army, family relations, heroic mission, siblings relations, military life, battle zone, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, middle ages, year 1915
Place: turkey, ottoman empire
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43%
The Last Kingdom (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: A show of heroic deeds and epic battles with a thematic depth that embraces politics, religion, warfare, courage, love, loyalty and our universal search for identity. Combining real historical figures and events with fictional characters, it is the ...
Style: captivating, exciting, stylized, epic, serious ...
Plot: viking, king, battles, castle, kingdom, rivalry, escapades, political unrest, heroes, kidnapping, vengeance, sword ...
Time: middle ages, 9th century, future
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Boudica (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Romania
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The Celtic queen who shook the Roman Empire. Boudica is one of history’s first and fiercest women warriors. Sickened by ceaseless war, the king of the Iceni accepts a treaty with the Romans in exchange for his tribe’s continued independence. But ...
Style: captivating, exciting, epic, realistic, rough ...
Plot: female warrior, roman empire, ancient history, sex with mother, roman, mother son incest, conquering, battles, leadership, military, war, adventure ...
Time: 1st century
Place: england
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38%
Hannibal: Rome's Worst Nightmare (2006)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: It is 200 years before the birth of Christ and Rome is the new superpower of the ancient world. She believes she is invincible - but one man is destined to change that. He is a man bound by oath to avenge the wrongs inflicted on his home and, in ...
Style: captivating, exciting, realistic, serious, epic ...
Plot: roman empire, conquering, ancient history, war, battles, leadership, ancient rome, heroes, vengeance, soldier, rivalry, ancient ...
Time: ancient times
Place: europe, spain, rome italy, alps
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34%
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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, factual, talky, serious ...
Plot: revolution, battles, political unrest, royal family, politics, king, tyranny, military, intrigue, leadership, against the odds, rivalry ...
Time: 17th century, 80s, 18th century, middle ages
Place: england, ireland, scotland, europe, britain ...
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33%
The Long Day's Dying (1968)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Three British soldiers and their German captive trek through the European countryside.
Style: realistic, serious, cult film
Plot: world war two, soldier, captive, military, confined, survival, rescue, escapades, war, military life, basic training, anti war ...
Time: 1940s
Place: germany, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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The Battle of Culloden (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 69 min.
Story: Culloden is a 1964 docudrama written and directed by Peter Watkins for BBC TV. It portrays the 1746 Battle of Culloden that resulted in the British Army's destruction of the Scottish Jacobite uprising and, in the words of the narrator, ...
Style: political, cerebral, philosophical, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: battles, war, british army, soldier, power relations, hapless soldier, militant, society, state affairs, military, rebellion, battle zone ...
Time: 18th century
Place: scotland, scottish highlands, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, stylized, serious, exciting ...
Plot: roman empire, ancient history, ancient rome, tragic hero, sword fight, battlefield, betrayal, battles, political unrest, war, rivalry, politics ...
Place: rome italy, ancient greece, europe, italy
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32%
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: exciting, serious, realistic, stylized, captivating ...
Plot: genghis khan, military, leadership, battles, rise to the top, rivalry, heroes, adventure, ambition, escapades, war, historical character ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century, 13th century
Place: asia, china
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31%
Jeanne la Pucelle I - Les batailles (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France
Duration: 160 min.
Story: A part of Joan of Arc's life. At the beginning, Jeanne (Joan) has already left Domremy, she is trying to convince a captain to escort her to the Dauphin. It ends during Jeanne's first battle, at Orleans. Meanwhile, Jeanne is depicted more ...
Style: feminist film, emotional, epic, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: joan of arc, medieval, catholic, female warrior, battles, strong female presence, death row, war, military, rise and fall, unfulfillment, society ...
Time: middle ages, 15th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, factual, intense, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: american civil war, civil war, slavery, war, battles, military, prejudice, soldier, heroic mission, civil rights, battle zone, military life ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, pennsylvania, maryland
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King David (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: This is a movie about the life of Israel's king David.
Style: epic, sentimental, realistic, serious, biblical ...
Plot: ancient history, bible, royal family, state affairs, old testament, rivalry, war, religions or cults, tragic hero, dishonesty, heroes, adventure ...
Place: israel, middle east
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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: epic, realistic, exciting, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, master warrior, female warrior, ancient history, military, soldier, political unrest, uninhibited rivalry, battles, state affairs, hopes, leadership ...
Place: ancient china, china, asia
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The Warring States (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: China
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Rival Chinese military strategists Sun Bin (Sun Honglei) and Pang Juan (Francis Ng) clash in this historic war adventure set during the Era of Warring States.
Style: stylized, captivating, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
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29%
1066: The Battle for Middle Earth (2009)
Genre: Action, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 150 min.
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Story: October 14th, 1066 is the most famous date in English history. It is the year of TWO invasions of England, and in which three huge and bloody pitched battles were fought
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, realistic, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, war, military, invasion, rivalry, state affairs, political unrest, medieval, cruelty, bravery, king, fight ...
Time: middle ages, 11th century
Place: england, europe, flanders, norway, normandy
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29%
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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: emperor, battles, heroes, knight, medieval, leadership, rivalry, state affairs, sword, war, siege, winter ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: milan italy, germany, europe, italy
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29%
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Young Winston (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: This historical drama is an account of the early life of British politician Winston Churchill, including his childhood years, his time as a war correspondent in Africa, and culminating with his first election to Parliament.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, exciting, epic ...
Plot: soldier, parliament, rise to the top, ambition, politics, war, society, military, rise to power, imperialism, father son relationship, member of parliament ...
Time: turn of the century, 1890s, victorian era, 19th century, year 1900 ...
Place: england, africa, south africa, europe, sudan
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29%
Pathfinders: In the Company of Strangers (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Untold and lost history. A true story of the American Pathfinders, the volunteer paratroopers whose deadly mission was to land 30 minutes before the Normandy invasion, locate and mark strategic "drop zones" and set up the top-secret ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, heroic mission, military life, military, friendship, military base, race against time, battles, d day, battle zone, paratrooper, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: normandy, germany, europe
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29%
Northmen: A Viking Saga (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Switzerland, Germany, South Africa
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A band of Vikings cross enemy lines and a panicked race begins. The losers will pay with their lives.
Style: stylized, captivating, epic, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: viking, battles, survival, rivalry, escapades, adventure, heroes, medieval, violence, ship, noble, brutality ...
Time: middle ages, 9th century
Place: scandinavia, europe
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27%
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: epic, serious, exciting, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: ancient history, hidden identity, adventure, political conspiracy, graphic violence, rivalry, state affairs, assassination, head of state, political intrigue, battles, assassin ...
Place: china, ancient china, asia
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27%
Beyond the Front Line (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A movie based on real wartime diaries tells the story of the Swedish speaking Finns' infantry regiment 61. The story follows the regiment during the Continuation War from 1942 to 1944 and from Syväri to the Karelian Isthmus where they faced ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: world war two, military, wartime life, politics, soldier, heroic mission, chaos and mayhem, state affairs, against humanity, battles, infantrymen, war ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, year 1944, year 2002, year 1943
Place: finland, europe, russia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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633 Squadron (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When Norwegian resistance leader Lieutenant Erik Bergman reports the location of a German V-2 rocket fuel plant, the Royal Air Force's 633 Squadron is assigned the mission to destroy it. The plant is in a seemingly-impregnable location beneath ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, sincere
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, battles, air raid, against the odds, hopes, save the day, military, war, behind enemy lines, crash landing, fishing, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: norway, europe
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26%
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Zulu (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In 1879, during the Zulu wars, man of the people Lt. John Chard (Stanley Baker) and snooty Lt Gonville Bromhead (Michael Caine) were in charge of defending the isolated Natal outpost of Rorke's Drift from tribal hordes, holding out during an ...
Style: realistic, epic, suspense, factual, psychological ...
Plot: siege, war, british army, british colonialism, military, british empire, human spirit, battles, survival, soldier, native, heroic mission ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s, 60s
Place: south africa, africa, united kingdom, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Mahabharata (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Belgium, Australia, USA, Sweden, Portugal, Norway, Netherlands, Japan, Ireland, Iceland, Finland, Denmark, UK, France, Luxembourg
Duration: 318 min.
TV show
Story: One of the great masterpieces of world literature comes to vivid life in an elaborate production from acclaimed theater and film innovator Peter Brook. This collection of ancient Sanskrit stories (composed into the longest book ever written) ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: legends and myths, ancient history, battles, religion, open relationship, religious, polygamy, afterlife, polyamory, conspiracy, mythology, dysfunctional family ...
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A chronicle of events that led to the British involvement in the Crimean War against Russia and which led to the siege of Sevastopol and the fierce Battle of Balaclava on October 25, 1854 which climaxed with the heroic, but near-disastrous calvary ...
Style: epic, factual, harsh, serious, exciting ...
Plot: war, british empire, politics, british army, anti war, british history, british soldier, visceral, battlefield, tragic hero, battles, justice ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s, 60s, 70s
Place: russia, england, london, canada, europe ...
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26%
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Storming Juno (2010)
Genre: History, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Storming Juno is a film based on the remarkable and determined actions of a handful of young Canadian men who stormed Juno Beach on June 6, 1944. D-Day.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: war, world war two, soldier, d day, military, heroic mission, battle zone, infantry, invasion, bunker, battles, heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: europe, france, canada, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Lines of Wellington (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Portugal, France
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Passionate romance, brutal treachery, and selfless nobility are set against the background of Napoleon’s 1810 invasion of Portugal in Valeria Sarmiento’s intimate epic.
Style: serious, stylized, epic, exciting, realistic
Plot: napoleonic wars, troops, invasion, soldier, rebellion, battle zone, wartime life, life is a bitch, military, on the run, war, anti war ...
Time: 19th century
Place: portugal, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Battle of Canudos (1997)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Brazil
Duration: 170 min.
Story: The film adaptation of Nobel Prize winning author, Mario Vargas Llosa's epic, The War At The End Of the World (La guerra del fin del mundo).
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: prostitution, empire, politics, religions or cults, family relations, society, tragic hero, life is a bitch, heroes, war, rebellion, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%