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The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey (2005)
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The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey (2005)
Original name: Mangal Pandey - The Rising
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The film begins in 1857, when India was ruled by the British East India Company. Mangal Pandey is a sepoy, a soldier of Indian origin, in the army of the East India Company. Pandey is fighting in the Anglo-Afghan Wars and saves the life of his British commanding officer, William Gordon. Gordon is indebted to Pandey and a strong friendship develops between them, transcending both rank and race.
Style: epic, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic
Plot: rebellion, betrayal, war, militant, revolution, military, heroes, soldier, battles, fighting the system, partners, intrigue, society, unlikely partners, political unrest, rebelliousness, military life, resentment, gory, rivalry, culture clash, imperialism, leadership, state affairs, administration ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1800s
Place: india, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and epic films with plots about state affairs, military, war, society, battles, heroes and rebellion mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey: Cromwell (1970), The Opium War (1997), Freedomfighters (1996), Waterloo (1970), Gandhi (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Cromwell (1970)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 139 min.
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The Opium War (1997)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: China
Duration: 153 min.
Story: The story of the Opium War between China, in the waning days of the Qing Dynasty, and the British Empire, in the 1830s, and the subsequent takeover of Hong Kong by Britain; through the eyes of the key figures, fiercely nationalistic Lin Zexu, and ...
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Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: hong kong, china, asia, england
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Iron & Blood: The Legend of Taras Bulba (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Russia, Ukraine, Poland
Duration: 129 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, exciting, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: battles, rebelliousness, leadership, heroes, cossack, political unrest, parent child relationship, state affairs, father son relationship, parents and children, battle, family relations ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ukraine, poland, europe
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Freedomfighters (1996)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Spain, Italy, Belgium
Duration: 125 min.
Story: At the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, the nun Maria is forced to flee her convent. She takes refuge in a brothel, until it is liberated by a woman's anarchist group. Maria joins the group and eventually goes to the front. The women's ...
Style: epic, realistic, emotional, serious
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Time: 30s
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Waterloo (1970)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, Soviet Union
Duration: 134 min.
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Time: 19th century, victorian, 1810s
Place: belgium, france, europe, new zealand, england
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Gandhi (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, India, USA
Duration: 191 min.
Story: In the early years of the 20th century, Mohandas K. Gandhi, a British-trained lawyer, forsakes all worldly possessions to take up the cause of Indian independence. Faced with armed resistance from the British government, Gandhi adopts a policy of ...
Style: realistic, uplifting, emotional, serious, factual ...
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MacArthur (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The film portrays MacArthur's (Gregory Peck) life from 1942, before the Battle of Bataan, to 1952, the time after he had been removed from his Korean War command by President Truman (Ed Flanders) for insubordination, and is recounted in ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: India
Duration: 155 min.
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The Battle of Canudos (1997)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Brazil
Duration: 170 min.
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Time: 19th century
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Danton (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Poland
Duration: 136 min.
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Country: India
Duration: 188 min.
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Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 69 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
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Style: rough, disturbing, realistic, serious, bleak ...
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Style: epic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20s, 20th century, 30s, 1920s, 1930s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Duration: 271 min.
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40%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War, Western
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Duration: 140 min.
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Style: realistic, captivating, exciting, serious, tragic ending
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
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