Movies and TV shows like Marco Polo

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Marco Polo (2014)
 8.1
 55K
Marco Polo (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: An epic adventure that follows the early years of the famous explorer as he travels the exotic Silk Road to the great Kublai Khan’s court. But Marco soon finds that navigating the Khan’s world of greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry will be his greatest challenge yet, even as he becomes a trusted companion to the Khan in his violent quest to become the Emperor of the World.
Style: exciting, atmospheric, epic, serious, captivating, realistic, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forbidden love, royal family, martial arts, strong sexual content, explorer, adventure, intrigue, danger, escapades, rivalry, culture clash, royal court, heroes, political intrigue, political unrest, battles, adventurer, kung fu, warrior, power, chinese, captive, palace, kung fu master, adventure hero ...
Time: middle ages
Place: asia, china, mongolia, venice, beijing china

Most similar movies to Marco Polo

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, realistic and captivating films and TV series with plots about rivalry, adventure, escapades, heroes, battles, danger and state affairs mostly in Drama, Adventure and History genres. Some movies like Marco Polo: The Last Kingdom (2015), Game of Thrones (2011), Black Sails (2014), Vikings (2013), The Physician (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Last Kingdom (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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, epic, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: battles, kingdom, king, danger, rivalry, escapades, political unrest, vengeance, castle, heroes, viking, kidnapping ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 6.1
 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, serious, atmospheric, stylized, exciting ...
Plot: adventurer, heroes, dishonesty, obsessive quest, survival, vengeance, leadership, political unrest, society, religions or cults, battles, orphan ...
Time: middle ages
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 9.4
 1.6M
Game of Thrones (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 57 min.
Story: Seven noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros. Friction between the houses leads to full-scale war. All while a very ancient evil awakens in the farthest north. Amidst the war, a neglected military order of misfits, the ...
Style: atmospheric, epic, captivating, twists and turns, sexual ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: intrigue, dragon, betrayal, incest, king, political intrigue, adventure, politics, palaces castles and temples, royal family, killings, dwarf ...
Time: 2010s, middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 8.3
 80K
Black Sails (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 56 min.
Story: The pirate adventures of Captain Flint and his men twenty years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic “Treasure Island.” Flint, the most brilliant and most feared pirate captain of his day, takes on a fast-talking young addition to his ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, rough, suspense ...
Plot: pirate, island, treasure hunt, gold, adventure, killings, treasure, seduction, captain, swashbuckler, escapades, mistrust ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean, west indies
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
Movie in collections
 8.6
 329K
Vikings (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Ireland, Canada
Duration: 44 min.
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: exciting, atmospheric, captivating, stylized, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: warrior, vikings, historical character, heroic, legends and myths, battles, tough heroes, master warrior, king, adventure, intrigue, rise to the top ...
Time: middle ages
Place: scandinavia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.2
 32K
The Physician (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The story of Rob Cole, a boy who is left a penniless orphan in an 11th-century English mining town when his mother dies of a mysterious illness. Vowing to become a physician and vanquish Death itself, he travels to Isfahan in Persia to study ...
Style: captivating, realistic, breathtaking, serious, intellectual ...
Plot: follow your dream, apprentice, orphan, ambition, doctors and patients, medicine, surgery, society, mentor, culture clash, islam, muslim ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century
Place: iran, mine, medical school, england, persia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: exciting, serious, stylized, epic, realistic ...
Plot: adventure, hidden identity, political conspiracy, head of state, rivalry, assassination, state affairs, deadly, political intrigue, battles, assassination attempt, warlord ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Spain, USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: 1492: Conquest of Paradise depicts Christopher Columbus’ discovery of The New World and his effect on the indigenous people.
Style: epic, serious, atmospheric, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tribe, adventurer, adventure, rebellion, culture clash, anniversary, rebelliousness, society, native, against the odds, visionary, danger ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century, 1500s, renaissance
Place: spain, europe, caribbean, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Da Vinci's Demons (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Fantasy, History, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 59 min.
Story: The series follows the "untold" story of Leonardo Da Vinci: the genius during his early years in Renaissance Florence. As a 25-year old artist, inventor, swordsman, lover, dreamer and idealist, he struggles to live within the confines of ...
Style: captivating, intellectual, witty, exciting, serious ...
Plot: prodigy, inventions and discoveries, adventure, escapades, lust, unconventional method, inventor, leonardo da vinci, visionary, architect, magical, painting ...
Time: 15th century, renaissance, 1400s
Place: italy, florence, europe, rome italy, istanbul turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Into the Badlands (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: In a land controlled by feudal barons, a great warrior and a young boy embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment. A genre-bending martial arts series very loosely based on the classic Chinese tale Journey to the West.
Style: exciting, stylized, tense, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, warrior, adventure, rivalry, murder, danger, death, chase, vengeance, blood, fantasy world ...
Place: feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 973
Marco Polo (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, China, Japan, USA
Duration: 270 min.
Story: The life and experiences of the 13th-century explorer, who sought to connect the civilizations of China and Europe through trade.
Style: epic, realistic, exciting, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: explorer, royal family, human spirit, obsessive quest, heroes, escapades, adventure, state affairs, on the road, danger, culture clash, battles ...
Time: middle ages
Place: china, mongolia, venice, persia, tibet
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.5
 927
Ivanhoe (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 270 min.
Story: This grand six-part adaptation of Sir Walter Scott's rousing adventure of the Middle Ages tells the epic tale of the idealistic young knight Ivanhoe (Steven Waddington) and his battle against the evil Templar Bois-Guilbert (Ciarán Hinds. ...
Style: stylized, serious, epic, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing
Plot: knight, throne, legends and myths, escapades, corrupted ruler, uninhibited rivalry, state affairs, adventurer, ruler, rivalry, vigilantism, save the day ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 711
David (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 190 min.
Story: The tribes of Israel need to defeat the superior might of the Philistines: "Now appoint a king to lead us, such as all the other nations have." (I Samuel, 8:5). And so the prophet Samuel gives the Hebrews their first king, Saul. Saul, ...
Style: realistic, epic, exciting, captivating, serious ...
Plot: tragic hero, king, prophet, political unrest, couples, royal family, dishonesty, head of state, leadership, religions or cults, battles, love affair ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Christopher Columbus (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, USA, France, West Germany
Duration: 360 min.
Story: The epic mini-series tells the story of the legendary Italian-born explorer Diego de Geona Taino, later known as Christopher Columbus, from his birth in c.1450 Genoa, Italy, to his young adult years as an expert sailor and navigator who, with money ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, realistic, factual ...
Plot: expedition, adventure, ocean or sea, ambition, adventurer, tragic hero, political intrigue, discovery, father son relationship, new world, inventions and discoveries, map ...
Time: 15th century
Place: spain, portugal, europe, cuba, iceland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.7
 11K
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: serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: warrior, master warrior, escapades, uninhibited rivalry, adventure, state affairs, betrayal, battles, heroes, danger, rivalry, emperor ...
Time: middle ages
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 12K
Knightfall (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Go deep into the clandestine world of the legendary brotherhood of warrior monks known as The Knights Templar.
Style: captivating, exciting, christian film, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: chivalry, selflessness, human spirit, falling, tradition, battle, relic, religious faith, ambush, loss, crusade, crusader ...
Time: 14th century, middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Lost Bladesman (2011)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
Story: During the warring period of the three kingdoms, ancient China is in turmoil. To unify the country, general Cao Cao (Jiang Wen), the real power behind the Emperor, enlists the aid of the greatest warrior in the land, Guan Yu (Donnie Yen). However, ...
Style: epic, serious, stylized, emotional, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, martial arts, warlord, battles, heroes, danger, soldier, military, forbidden love, poisoning, war, love and romance ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 22K
Camelot (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: Ireland, USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Camelot is a historical-fantasy-drama television series based on the Arthurian legend, was produced by Graham King, Morgan O'Sullivan and Michael Hirst.
Style: stylized, captivating, exciting, epic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: wizards and magicians, king arthur, knight, legends and myths, royal family, danger, state affairs, heroic mission, rivalry, throne, escapades, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 10K
Attila (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA, Lithuania
Duration: 177 min.
Story: A romanced story of Attila the Hun, since his childhood, when he lost his parents until his death. Attila is disclosed as a great leader, strategist and lover and the movie shows his respect to the great Roman strategist Flavius Aetius, his loves ...
Style: epic, realistic, touching, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, empress, emperor, village, battlefield, battle, death, violence, barbarian, sword and sandal, king, blood ...
Time: ancient history, middle ages
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.7
 355
The 14 Amazons (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The Yang family, men and women, have served their country loyally for generations. During the war General Yang is ambushed and killed. His widow and the entire family set out to avenge his death and defend the country.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, captivating
Plot: war, martial arts, vengeance, heroic mission, escapades, master warrior, adventure, state affairs, daring rescue, hopes, intrigue, danger ...
Time: middle ages
Place: china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.5
 1K
The Master (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Master is a ninja-themed action-adventure TV series created by Michael Sloan which aired on NBC. The show focuses on the adventures of John Peter McAllister, an aging ninja master, and his young pupil, Max Keller. Most episodes focus on the ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ninja, rivalry, danger, good versus evil, track down, heroes, power relations, escapades, master warrior, teachers and students, chases and races ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.9
 4K
Shogun (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: In the 16th Century, a Dutch ship sails the Pacific from the Americas in order to escape the Spanish. Blackthorn is the pilot of the ship and the first to realize the possibilities of Japan. Japan is a feudal society which has a strong presence of ...
Style: captivating, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: samurai, politics, war, state affairs, adventure, uninhibited rivalry, heroic mission, escapades, interracial relations, survival, culture clash, danger ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century, middle ages, 1600s
Place: japan, feudal japan, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.7
 238K
Robin Hood (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 140 min.
Story: When soldier Robin happens upon the dying Robert of Loxley, he promises to return the man's sword to his family in Nottingham. There, he assumes Robert's identity; romances his widow, Marion; and draws the ire of the town's sheriff ...
Style: epic, exciting, captivating, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: knight, folk hero, archer, love and romance, adventure, robin hood, hopes, rivalry, political intrigue, sword fight, betrayal, invasion ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century, 19th century
Place: england, europe, france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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The Spanish Princess (2019)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: The beautiful Spanish princess, Catherine of Aragon, navigates the royal lineage of England with an eye on the throne.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, exciting, tense, captivating
Plot: royal court, family, ambition, queen of england, intrigue, culture clash, historical event, historical figure, rivalry, dishonesty, danger, brutality ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: england, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Hollow Crown (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The Hollow Crown is a series of British television films featuring William Shakespeare's History Plays. The first Season is an adaptation of Shakespeare's second historical tetralogy, the Henriad: Richard II, Henry IV, Part I and Henry ...
Style: serious, captivating, epic, stylized, classic literature ...
Plot: royal family, king, prince, queen, political intrigue, power struggle, betrayal, battles, rivalry, throne, army, society ...
Time: 15th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
A Viking Saga: Son of Thor (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Denmark, USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Drama set in the viking age, Helgi witnesses the destruction of his village and narrowly escapes to his uncle Rurik who raises him like his son. Many years later he meets the people responsible for his parents death and someone he never expected to ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, exciting, captivating
Plot: viking, heroes, vikings, renewed love, battles, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, adventure, escapades, love and romance, young lovers, vengeance ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.2
 38K
Ironclad (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, Switzerland, USA, Germany
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In the year 1215, the rebel barons of England have forced their despised King John to put his royal seal on the Magna Carta, a seminal document that upheld the rights of free men. Yet within months of pledging himself to the great charter, the King ...
Style: rough, exciting, captivating, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: knight, mercenary, king, castle, danger, adventure, rivalry, battlefield, battles, warrior, brutality, siege ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.2
 10K
The Warrior (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: South Korea, China
Duration: 158 min.
Story: In 1375, China was in chaos between Yuan Dynasty and Ming Dynasty. Coryo (an ancient kingdom of Korea then) sent a delegation of many diplomats, soldiers and a silent slave to make peace with the new Chinese government. However, this delegation got ...
Style: epic, stylized, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: exile, martial arts, desert, kidnapping, battle, master warrior, war, survival, samurai, danger, emperor, soldier ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: china, korea, hong kong, asia, mongolia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, slavery, battles, warrior, rebel, sword and sandal, strong sexual content, death, master warrior, gladiator, soldier ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.6
 1K
Tai-Pan (1986)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The film begins following the British victory of the first Opium War and the seizure of Hong Kong. Although the island is largely uninhabited and the terrain unfriendly, it has a large port that both the British government and various trading ...
Style: realistic, serious, epic
Plot: british colonial, rivalry, historical event, ocean or sea, tragic hero, culture clash, against the odds, society, political unrest, fighting the system, dishonesty, heroes ...
Place: china, hong kong, england, europe, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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