Movies like Pompeii

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Pompeii (2014)
 5.5
 99K
Pompeii (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In 79 A.D., Milo, a slave turned gladiator, finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia, the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant who has been unwillingly betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts in a torrent of blazing lava, Milo must fight his way out of the arena in order to save his beloved as the once magnificent Pompeii crumbles around him.
Style: epic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, stylized, ridiculous, romantic, bad ending, entertaining
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: roman empire, forces of nature, slavery, save the lady, adventure, danger, natural disaster, race against time, forbidden love, gladiator, volcanic eruption, ruler, chaos, arena, mortal combat, rescue, revenge, battle, horse, slave, roman, lava, chases and races, senator, heroes ...
Time: ancient history, 70s, 1st century
Place: italy, britain, dungeon

Most similar movies to Pompeii

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, serious, epic and entertaining films with plots about catastrophe, betrayal, adventure, mentor, dialogue, transformation and destiny mostly in Action, Adventure and Drama genres. Some movies like Pompeii: The Eagle (2011), 47 Ronin (2013), Gladiator (2000), San Andreas (2015), The Poseidon Adventure (1972). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.2
 61K
The Eagle (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
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: epic, serious, exciting, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, slavery, soldier, honor, wilderness, legends and myths, danger, master and servant, heroes, adventure, culture clash, lone hero ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: england, europe, britain, scotland, scottish highlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 134K
47 Ronin (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Japan, Hungary
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Based on the original 1941 movie from Japan, and from ancient Japan’s most enduring tale, the epic 3D fantasy-adventure 47 Ronin is born. Keanu Reeves leads the cast as Kai, an outcast who joins Oishi (Hiroyuki Sanada), the leader of the 47 ...
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, battles, chosen one, ronin, revenge, master warrior, heroes, martial arts, adventure, samurai sword, danger, vengeance ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 1.2M
Gladiator (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, UK
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, exciting, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: roman empire, vengeance, warrior, master warrior, courage, heroes, tragic hero, pride and honor, emperor, freedom, slavery, revenge ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: spain, dungeon, north africa, rome italy, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 185K
San Andreas (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California, a rescue-chopper pilot makes a dangerous journey across the state in order to rescue his estranged daughter.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forces of nature, survival, danger, daring rescue, chaos and mayhem, adventure, catastrophe, earthquake, natural disaster, rescue mission, father daughter relationship, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, san francisco, nevada, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The Poseidon Adventure was one of the first Catastrophe films and began the Disaster Film genre. Director Neame tells the story of a group of people that must fight for their lives aboard a sinking ship. Based on the novel by Paul Gallico.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: ship, cruise, survival, race against time, new year's eve, adventure, passenger, hysteria, travel, prostitute, sea, shipwreck ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: atlantic ocean, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Finest Hours (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, daring rescue, adventure, rescue mission, courage, coast guard, sinking ship, ocean, escapades, natural disaster, boat, danger ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.7
 37K
Ben-Hur (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
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, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, roman empire, vengeance, confined, false accusation, dishonesty, moral dilemma, male friendship, resistance fighter, sibling rivalry, justice, mentor ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: italy, greece, jerusalem, palestine, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.1
 119K
10,000 BC (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A prehistoric epic that follows a young mammoth hunter's journey through uncharted territory to secure the future of his tribe.
Style: epic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, factual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: daring rescue, destiny, hunter, pyramid, survival, heroic mission, adventure, legends and myths, wilderness, indigenous, coming of age, danger ...
Time: stone age, prehistory, prehistoric times, future
Place: north africa, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 363K
King Kong (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: New Zealand, USA, Germany
Duration: 187 min.
Story: In 1933 New York, an overly ambitious movie producer coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to mysterious Skull Island, where they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is immediately smitten with the leading lady.
Style: sentimental, exciting, stylized, epic, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, family outing, teens
Plot: expedition, monster, jungle, dinosaur, rescue, adventure, island, exotic island, beast, danger, gorilla, giant insect ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 73K
Centurion (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller, 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: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, soldier, behind enemy lines, violence, adventure, survival, sole survivor, on the run, ancient rome, battles, danger, war ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: britain, england, europe, scotland, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.3
 151K
King Arthur (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK, Ireland
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: epic, stylized, entertaining, intense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, knight, arthurian legend, king arthur, battles, medieval, adventure, swords and armor, flash forward, magic, good versus evil, vengeance ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century
Place: scotland, europe, england, britain, dungeon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Legend of Hercules (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
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, surprise ending, awful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhuman powers, legends and myths, good versus evil, adventure, mythology, destiny, heroic mission, danger, escapades, heroes, imaginary, master warrior ...
Time: ancient history
Place: greece, ancient greece, egypt, europe, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Spartacus: War of the Damned (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
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, rough, exciting, sexual, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, rebellion, battles, slavery, rebel, strong sexual content, warrior, death, master warrior, gladiator, ancient rome, sword and sandal ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.8
 227K
Noah (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A man who suffers visions of an apocalyptic deluge takes measures to protect his family from the coming flood.
Style: captivating, exciting, biblical, suspense, epic ...
Plot: apocalypse, survival, forces of nature, human nature, natural disaster, christianity, god, god or devil, moral dilemma, belief, ship, adventure ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.6
 153K
Alexander (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Netherlands, France, Italy
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, suspense, serious, factual, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: homosexuality, ambition, war, rise to the top, adventure, battles, heroes, battle zone, conquering, state affairs, royal family, ruler ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: greece, ancient greece, persia, macedonia, egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.8
 268K
Apocalypto (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Set in the Mayan civilization, when a man's idyllic presence is brutally disrupted by a violent invading force, he is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression where a harrowing end awaits him. Through a twist of fate ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, intense, harsh, disturbing ...
Plot: slavery, survival, adventure, chase, manhunt, solar eclipse, tribe, native, sacrifice, prophecy, death, on the run ...
Time: ancient history, 16th century
Place: central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, History, Romance, Sci-Fi
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, semi serious, stylized, entertaining, epic ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: fall in love, betrayal, rivalry, adventure, heroes, time travel, prince, love and romance, family relations, heir heiress, danger, destiny ...
Time: ancient history
Place: persia, asia, egypt, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.4
 93K
Gods of Egypt (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Australia, China
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A common thief joins a mythical god on a quest through Egypt.
Style: exciting, epic, stylized, entertaining, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mythology, good versus evil, adventure, rescue, chaos and mayhem, immortality, danger, save the day, legends and myths, desert, afterlife, redemption ...
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Movie in collections
 5.6
 91K
Poseidon (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A packed cruise ship traveling the Atlantic is hit and overturned by a massive wave, compelling the passengers to begin a dramatic fight for their lives.
Style: exciting, suspense, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, forces of nature, ship, drowning, daring rescue, ocean, giant wave, chaos and mayhem, race against time, adventure, catastrophe, sea disaster ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Conan the Barbarian (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
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, stylized, light, captivating, epic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: magic, vengeance, battle, barbarian, rescue, good versus evil, master warrior, gory, rivalry, danger, heroic mission, revenge ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world, prehistoric times, stone age
Place: dungeon, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Before Spartacus struck down his first opponent in the arena, there were many gladiators who passed through the gates onto the sand.'Spartacus: Gods of the Arena' tells the story of the original Champion of the House of Batiatus: Gannicus ...
Style: epic, sexy, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, master warrior, strong sexual content, heroes, gladiator, arena, sex, slave, ancient rome, betrayal, warrior, ambition ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Pompeii: The Last Day (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, France, Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In 79 AD, one of the infamous natural disasters in human history occurred when Mount Vesuvius erupted. With speculative dramatizations of various inhabitants' final hours along with detailed documentation of the known facts concerning the ...
Style: bleak, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Plot: roman empire, forces of nature, legends and myths, danger, escapades, life is a bitch, on the run, heroes, society, catastrophe, ancient rome, suffocation ...
Time: ancient history
Place: mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
The Three Musketeers (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, France, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The hot-headed young D'Artagnan along with three former legendary but now down on their luck Musketeers must unite and defeat a beautiful double agent and her villainous employer from seizing the French throne and engulfing Europe in war.
Style: exciting, semi serious, stylized, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: duel, adventure, danger, buddies, political intrigue, heroic mission, escapades, partners, daring rescue, musketeer, royal family, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s, 18th century
Place: france, europe, english channel, england, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Last Legion (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, War
Country: UK, France, Slovakia, Tunisia, Italy, Bulgaria
Duration: 101 min.
Story: As the Roman empire crumbles, young Romulus Augustus flees the city and embarks on a perilous voyage to Britain to track down a legion of supporters.
Style: rough, serious, exciting, stylized, enigmatic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: roman empire, emperor, ancient rome, adventure, soldier, battles, danger, young heroes, loss of parents, lone hero, julius caesar, escapades ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world, 18th century
Place: england, europe, paris france, naples italy, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Legend of Tarzan (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment.
Style: surprise ending, entertaining, absurd, melancholic, scenic
Plot: jungle, tarzan, feral child, slavery, chase, revenge, good versus evil, greed, colonialism, survival, betrayal, swashbuckler ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: africa, congo, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.8
 14K
The Musketeer (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance
Country: Germany, Luxembourg, UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In Peter Hyams's adaptation of the famous Alexander Dumas story The Three Musketeers, the young D'Artagnan seeks to join the legendary musketeer brigade and avenge his father's death - but he finds that the musketeers have been ...
Style: stylized, serious, baroque, awful, idiotic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kingdom, musketeer, queen, betrayal, rescue, good versus evil, adventure, romance, master warrior, vengeance, daring rescue ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s, 18th century
Place: france, europe, dungeon, paris france, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: When the dastardly Sheriff of Nottingham murders Robin's father, the legendary archer vows vengeance. To accomplish his mission, Robin joins forces with a band of exiled villagers (and comely Maid Marian), and together they battle to end the ...
Style: exciting, stylized, entertaining, intense, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens, family outing
Plot: knight, folk hero, chase, good versus evil, adventure, justice, courage, robbery, thief, robin hood, dishonesty, greed ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe, dungeon, holy land, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.4
 12K
American Ninja (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Joe Armstrong, an orphaned drifter will little respect for much other than martial arts, finds himself on an American Army base in The Philippines after a judge gives him a choice of enlistment or prison. On one of his first missions driving a ...
Style: serious, exciting, entertaining, intense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ninja, soldier, one man army, master warrior, daring rescue, heroic mission, heroes, military base, sword fight, fight scenes, rebel ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: asia, the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Jupiter Ascending (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In a universe where human genetic material is the most precious commodity, an impoverished young Earth woman becomes the key to strategic maneuvers and internal strife within a powerful dynasty…
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized, light ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: life turned upside down, adventure, heroes, destiny, chaos, space and aliens, danger, chosen one, space wars, hopes, save the lady, space opera ...
Time: future
Place: chicago illinois, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.5
 39K
Flyboys (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The adventures of the Lafayette Escadrille, young Americans who volunteered for the French military before the U.S. entered World War I, and became the country's first fighter pilots.
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, factual, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: military, war, airplane, adventure, battles, heroic mission, vengeance, danger, german, heroes, french, aerial combat ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe, france, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%