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300: Rise of an Empire (2014)
 6.2
 300K
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 Themistokles attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war. "300: Rise of an Empire" pits Themistokles against the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes and Artemesia, the vengeful commander of the Persian navy.
Style: heroic, epic, stylized, exciting, rough, serious, bloody, entertaining, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient history, king, master warrior, sword fight, swords and armor, heroes, transformation, invasion, army, adventure, greek, sea battle, soldier, strong violent content, war, warrior, vengeance, queen, battles, head of state, heroic mission, ancient, military, legends and myths, leader ...
Place: ancient greece, middle east, greece, athens greece

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Most similar movies to 300: Rise of an Empire

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, serious, epic and stylized films with plots about battles, violence, sword fight, fight, fistfight, heroes and death mostly in Action, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like 300: Rise of an Empire: 300 (2006), Clash of the Titans (2010), Centurion (2010), Alexander (2004), Spartacus (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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300 (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Canada, Bulgaria
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, heroic, exciting, rough, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: warrior, battles, sword fight, courage, war, legends and myths, human spirit, ancient, soldier, army, heroic mission, against the odds ...
Place: ancient greece, greece, europe
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81%
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 126 min.
Story: When the child Arthur’s father is murdered, Vortigern, Arthur’s uncle, seizes the crown. Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword ...
Style: epic, suspense, psychotronic, stylized, surprise ending ...
Plot: king arthur, knight, warrior, chosen one, excalibur, throne, mentor, courage, camelot, king, resistance, prophecy ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
Clash of the Titans (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Australia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Born of a god but raised as a man, Perseus is helpless to save his family from Hades, vengeful god of the underworld. With nothing to lose, Perseus volunteers to lead a dangerous mission to defeat Hades before he can seize power from Zeus and ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, entertaining, epic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mythology, greek mythology, legends and myths, good versus evil, adventure, ancient history, monster, god, supernatural ability, superhuman powers, curses spells and rituals, gladiator ...
Place: ancient greece, greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 6.3
 83K
Centurion (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Britain, A.D. 117. Quintus Dias, the sole survivor of a Pictish raid on a Roman frontier fort, marches north with General Virilus' legendary Ninth Legion, under orders to wipe the Picts from the face of the Earth and destroy their leader, ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, roman, ancient rome, adventure, soldier, ancient history, roman soldier, behind enemy lines, hunting, survival, battles, sword fight ...
Place: rome italy, england, britain, europe, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.6
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Alexander (2004)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Netherlands, France
Duration: 175 min.
Story: Alexander, the King of Macedonia, leads his legions against the giant Persian Empire. After defeating the Persians, he leads his army across the then known world, venturing farther than any westerner had ever gone, all the way to India.
Style: epic, serious, suspense, breathtaking, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient history, conquering, war, battles, adventure, ambition, ruler, heroes, warlord, rise to the top, gay, military ...
Place: ancient greece, greece, persia, alexandria egypt, macedonia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Spartacus (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Spartacus is an American television series inspired by the historical figure of Spartacus, a Thracian gladiator who from 73 to 71 BCE led a major slave uprising against the Roman Republic departing from Capua.
Style: epic, sexy, sexual, heroic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gladiator, roman empire, ancient rome, rebellion, ancient history, warrior, slavery, battles, swords and armor, sword fight, rebel, strong sexual content ...
Time: 1st century b.c.
Place: ancient greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
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Hercules (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Fourteen hundred years ago, a tormented soul walked the earth that was neither man nor god. Hercules was the powerful son of the god king Zeus, for this he received nothing but suffering his entire life. After twelve arduous labors and the loss of ...
Style: serious, exciting, psychotronic, twists and turns, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: legends and myths, hercules, greek mythology, mercenary, battles, warrior, beast, adventure hero, master warrior, superhuman powers, heroes, greek ...
Place: ancient greece, greece, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Legend of Hercules (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Bulgaria, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In Ancient Greece 1200 B.C., a queen succumbs to the lust of Zeus to bear a son promised to overthrow the tyrannical rule of the king and restore peace to a land in hardship. But this prince, Hercules, knows nothing of his real identity or his ...
Style: exciting, serious, epic, stylized, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mythology, legends and myths, superhuman powers, ancient history, greek mythology, gladiator, good versus evil, adventure, hercules, slavery, destiny, father son relationship ...
Place: ancient greece, greece, europe, egypt
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100%
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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, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, soldier, battles, heroic mission, adventure, warrior, master warrior, chaos, chaos and mayhem, against the odds, leadership, greek ...
Time: 19th century, 60s, 18th century
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe, rome italy, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.3
 529K
Troy (2004)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA, Malta, UK
Duration: 163 min.
Story: In year 1250 B.C. during the late Bronze age, two emerging nations begin to clash. Paris, the Trojan prince, convinces Helen, Queen of Sparta, to leave her husband Menelaus, and sail with him back to Troy. After Menelaus finds out that his wife was ...
Style: epic, heroic, exciting, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: ancient history, warrior, mythology, sword fight, courage, army, ancient, greek mythology, forbidden love, battlefield, king, war ...
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.0
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Immortals (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Theseus is a mortal man chosen by Zeus to lead the fight against the ruthless King Hyperion, who is on a rampage across Greece to obtain a weapon that can destroy humanity.
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, dark fantasy, heroic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, mythology, ancient history, army, immortality, legends and myths, greek, greek mythology, adventure, heroes, greek god, ancient ...
Time: future
Place: ancient greece, greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK, Spain, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The defiant leader Moses rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 400,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.
Style: epic, biblical, stylized, harsh, touching ...
Plot: ancient egypt, religion, bible, god, ancient history, old testament, christianity, prophet, family relations, jewish, destiny, miraculous event ...
Place: holy land, egypt, middle east, xian, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.3
 168K
King Arthur (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The story of the Arthurian legend, based on the 'Sarmatian hypothesis' which contends that the legend has a historical nucleus in the Sarmatian heavy cavalry troops stationed in Britain, and that the Roman-British military commander, ...
Style: exciting, epic, serious, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: knight, king arthur, battles, king, medieval, swords and armor, roman empire, folk hero, army, arthurian legend, freedom, adventure ...
Time: middle ages, 5th century, 18th century
Place: scotland, europe, england, britain, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A rogue prince reluctantly joins forces with a mysterious princess and together, they race against dark forces to safeguard an ancient dagger capable of releasing the Sands of Time – gift from the gods that can reverse time and allow its possessor ...
Style: exciting, epic, semi serious, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: adventure, betrayal, rivalry, escapades, heroes, time travel, fall in love, heir, princess, king, sword fight, brother vs brother ...
Place: persia, asia, egypt, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.5
 286K
Lone Survivor (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level al-Qaeda operative must make an impossible moral decision in the mountains of Afghanistan that leads them into an enemy ambush. As they confront unthinkable odds, the SEALs must find ...
Style: captivating, rough, tense, exciting, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, survival, terrorism, gunfight, courage, war, navy seal, death, military life, selflessness, taliban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2005, 2000s
Place: afghanistan, middle east, usa, iraq, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
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The Patriot (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 165 min.
Story: After proving himself on the field of battle in the French and Indian War, Benjamin Martin wants nothing more to do with such things, preferring the simple life of a farmer. But when his son Gabriel enlists in the army to defend their new nation, ...
Style: uplifting, rough, realistic, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: battles, war, revolution, vengeance, american revolution, rebellion, human spirit, freedom, heroic mission, patriotism, soldier, lone hero ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s, 1780s, georgian era
Place: south carolina, southern usa, usa, england, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Wrath of the Titans (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A decade after his heroic defeat of the monstrous Kraken, Perseus-the demigod son of Zeus-is attempting to live a quieter life as a village fisherman and the sole parent to his 10-year old son, Helius. Meanwhile, a struggle for supremacy rages ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, entertaining, epic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mythology, greek mythology, demi god, legends and myths, adventure, ancient history, heroic mission, fantasy world, good versus evil, myth, heroes, cyclops ...
Place: ancient greece, greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: ancient egypt, adventure, ancient history, sword fight, desert, master warrior, good versus evil, heroic mission, uninhibited rivalry, leadership, woman in danger, destiny ...
Place: egypt, africa, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Ben-Hur (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A falsely accused nobleman survives years of slavery to take vengeance on his best friend who betrayed him.
Style: epic, exciting, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient history, ancient rome, roman empire, betrayal, vengeance, roman soldier, arena, false accusation, survival, religion, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 1st century
Place: rome italy, italy, palestine, greece, jerusalem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 201 min.
Story: Aragorn is revealed as the heir to the ancient kings as he, Gandalf and the other members of the broken fellowship struggle to save Gondor from Sauron's forces. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam bring the ring closer to the heart of Mordor, the dark ...
Style: epic, captivating, exciting, heroic, breathtaking ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, warrior, imaginary kingdom, adventure, friendship, battles, elf, creature, magical, wizards, sorcerer, heroic mission ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
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Vikings (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Ireland, Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Vikings follows the adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok, the greatest hero of his age. The series tells the sagas of Ragnar's band of Viking brothers and his family, as he rises to become King of the Viking tribes. As well as being a fearless ...
Style: heroic, exciting, atmospheric, captivating, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: warrior, norse mythology, king, battles, legends and myths, historical character, adventure, viking, heroes, leader, adventurer, tough heroes ...
Time: middle ages, 8th century, 9th century, 7th century
Place: scandinavia, europe, iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Conan the Barbarian (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Bulgaria, Germany, India
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A quest that begins as a personal vendetta for the fierce Cimmerian warrior soon turns into an epic battle against hulking rivals, horrific monsters, and impossible odds, as Conan (Jason Momoa) realizes he is the only hope of saving the great ...
Style: exciting, rough, psychotronic, brutal, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: barbarian, sword and sorcery, sorcerer, slavery, witch, battles, warrior, lone hero, heroes, vengeance, good versus evil, brutality ...
Time: prehistoric times, stone age
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Germany, Spain, Morocco, USA, Italy, France
Duration: 144 min.
Story: After his wife dies, a blacksmith named Balian is thrust into royalty, political intrigue and bloody holy wars during the Crusades.
Style: epic, serious, exciting, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: knight, warrior, battles, siege, sword fight, war, king, crusade, crusader, christianity, medieval, military ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: jerusalem, holy land, middle east, england, israel ...
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13%
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The Eagle (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In 140 AD, twenty years after the unexplained disappearance of the entire Ninth Legion in the mountains of Scotland, young centurion Marcus Aquila (Tatum) arrives from Rome to solve the mystery and restore the reputation of his father, the commander ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, slavery, ancient rome, ancient history, master and servant, gladiator, slave, adventure, legends and myths, soldier, honor, military ...
Place: england, scotland, scottish highlands, europe, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Last Samurai (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, New Zealand, Japan
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Nathan Algren is an American hired to instruct the Japanese army in the ways of modern warfare, which finds him learning to respect the samurai and the honorable principles that rule them. Pressed to destroy the samurai's way of life in the ...
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, epic, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, warrior, battles, self discovery, human spirit, pride and honor, courage, katana, loyalty, emperor, war, japanese army ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, victorian era
Place: japan, asia, san francisco, pacific ocean, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Canada, South Africa
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Jackson is back, and now he has a new partner, karate champion Sean, as they must face a deadly terrorist known as "The Cobra", who has infected Sean with a virus. Sean and Jackson have no choice but to fight the Cobra and his bands of ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ninja, martial arts, terrorism, master warrior, heroes, good versus evil, one man army, tough heroes, mortal combat, fight, martial artist, mixed martial arts ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: caribbean, asia, usa, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.5
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Fist of Legend (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Chen Zhen, a Chinese engineering student in Kyoto, who braves the insults and abuse of his Japanse fellow students for his local love Mitsuko Yamada, daughter of the director, returns in 1937 to his native Shangai, under Japanse protectorate -in ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, kung fu, vengeance, kung fu classic, folk hero, humiliation, good versus evil, uninhibited rivalry, rage, occupation, sword fight ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: china, asia, japan, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Death Before Dishonor (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Gunnery Sergeant Burns reports for duty to an American Embassy in the Middle East. However due to the 'enlightened' views of the Ambassador, the marine security detachment he is in charge of is severely restricted in their functions and ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: hostage, military, kidnapping, terrorism, soldier, one man army, battles, terrorist, u.s. embassy, military life, officers and cadets, isolation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: middle east, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.1
 20K
Bunraku (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In a world with no guns, a mysterious drifter, a bartender and a young samurai plot revenge against a ruthless leader and his army of thugs, headed by nine diverse and deadly assassins.
Style: serious, suspenseful, surreal, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: drifter, good versus evil, martial arts, cowboy, revenge, vengeance, partners, uninhibited rivalry, obstacle, heroes, samurai, father daughter relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Battle of the Warriors (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: China, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong
Duration: 133 min.
Story: In 370 B.C, China was separated as seven nations and several other small tribes, one of these being the city state of Liang. The nation of Zhao is led by the terrifying Xiang Yangzhong who orders his troops to conquer the small city. Leaping to the ...
Style: exciting, rough, stylized, epic, realistic ...
Plot: conquering, military, battles, siege, leadership, heroes, heroic mission, against the odds, rivalry, intrigue, war, ruler ...
Place: ancient china, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%