Movies and TV shows like Marco Polo

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Marco Polo (2014)
 8.1
 53K
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, serious, epic, stylized, realistic, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: royal family, forbidden love, martial arts, explorer, royal court, adventure, strong sexual content, adventurer, escapades, rivalry, state affairs, intrigue, culture clash, political intrigue, political unrest, battles, danger, dishonesty, heroes, kung fu master, counselor, cruelty, death, heir to the throne, crusade ...
Time: middle ages
Place: asia, china, mongolia, venice, beijing china

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Most similar movies to Marco Polo

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, exciting and epic films and TV series with plots about rivalry, adventure, escapades, heroes, battles, state affairs and danger mostly in Drama, Adventure and History genres. Some movies like Marco Polo: The Last Kingdom (2015), Game of Thrones (2011), Vikings (2013), Black Sails (2014), The Assassins (2012). 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: epic, serious, stylized, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: battles, escapades, political unrest, king, danger, viking, kidnapping, kingdom, danish, sword, orphan, british ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 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: atmospheric, serious, epic, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: adventurer, adventure, leadership, survival, vengeance, heroic mission, political unrest, escapades, heroes, battles, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: middle ages
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 9.5
 1.4M
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: captivating, sexual, atmospheric, epic, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, boys' night
Plot: intrigue, dragon, incest, betrayal, politics, royal family, palaces castles and temples, political intrigue, adventure, political unrest, strong sexual content, king ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 8.6
 302K
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: atmospheric, exciting, captivating, stylized, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: warrior, vikings, historical character, legends and myths, heroic, tough heroes, master warrior, battles, adventure, folk hero, heroes, rise to the top ...
Time: middle ages
Place: scandinavia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 8.3
 77K
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, stylized, serious, rough, suspense ...
Plot: pirate, island, treasure hunt, adventure, seduction, escapades, killings, gold, danger, treasure, mistrust, swashbuckler ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean, west indies
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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: serious, exciting, epic, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: adventure, hidden identity, assassination attempt, political intrigue, deadly, escapades, rivalry, state affairs, head of state, assassination, political conspiracy, battles ...
Time: ancient history
Place: asia, china
⇓ 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: serious, epic, atmospheric, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventurer, adventure, inventions and discoveries, tribe, culture clash, tragic hero, indigenous, obsessive quest, rebellion, rebelliousness, royal family, battles ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century, renaissance, 1500s
Place: spain, europe, caribbean, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 901
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: exciting, serious, epic, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing
Plot: knight, throne, adventure, adventurer, folk hero, palaces castles and temples, master warrior, daring rescue, romance, righting the wronged, danger, escapades ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.9
 952
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, captivating, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: explorer, adventure, on the road, adventurer, obsessive quest, culture clash, escapades, human spirit, royal family, inventions and discoveries, battles, against the odds ...
Time: middle ages
Place: china, mongolia, venice, tibet, persia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 8.1
 10K
Shogun (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 60 min.
Story: An English navigator becomes both pawn and player in the deadly political games in feudal Japan.
Style: epic, stylized, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: samurai, intrigue, interracial relations, battles, leadership, adventure, culture clash, escapades, society, adventurer, betrayal, social differences ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: asia, japan, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, witty, intellectual, exciting, serious ...
Plot: inventions and discoveries, prodigy, adventure, escapades, lust, unconventional method, visionary, architect, magical, inventor, leonardo da vinci, painting ...
Time: 15th century, renaissance, 1400s
Place: italy, europe, florence, florence italy, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 4.6
 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: exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: master warrior, warrior, royal family, emperor, escapades, adventure, betrayal, uninhibited rivalry, battles, danger, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: middle ages
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, stylized, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, war, master warrior, soldier, forbidden love, battles, heroes, love and romance, military, danger, rivalry, poisoning ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia
⇓ 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, exciting, epic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: wizards and magicians, king arthur, folk hero, knight, heroic mission, legends and myths, royal family, state affairs, camelot, danger, love and romance, rivalry ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, serious, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, warrior, adventure, chase, rivalry, master warrior, blood, murder, danger, fantasy world, gunfight ...
Place: feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.7
 233K
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, stylized, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: knight, folk hero, adventure, love and romance, betrayal, fighting the system, heroes, buddies, royal family, escapades, battles, hopes ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century, 19th century
Place: england, europe, france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Pillars of the Earth (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Germany, Canada, UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Pillars of the Earth is an eight-part 2010 TV miniseries, adapted from Ken Follett's novel of the same name.
Style: captivating, epic, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: heir heiress, ambition, royal family, throne, queen, king, power struggle, love and romance, kingdom, romance, state affairs, power relations ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Genghis Khan: To the Ends of the Earth and Sea (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A look at Genghis Khan's life, from his birth to conquests in Asia.
Style: serious, exciting, epic, realistic, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, leadership, rise to the top, escapades, master warrior, betrayal, haunted by the past, battles, ambition, heroes, rivalry, conquering ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: asia, mongolia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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, stylized, realistic, epic, captivating
Plot: royal family, queen, king, prince, aristocracy, state affairs, shakespeare, royal court, betrayal, political intrigue, battles, politics ...
Time: 15th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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, serious, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, exile, desert, battle, kidnapping, war, adventure, soldier, enemy, hostility, ambassador ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: china, korea, hong kong, asia, mongolia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.5
 10K
The Royals (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Drama about a fictional British Royal family set in modern day London, who inhabit a world of opulence and regal tradition that caters to any and every desire, but one that also comes with a price tag of duty, destiny and intense public scrutiny.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, captivating
Plot: royal family, forbidden love, palace intrigue, couple relations, monarchy, scandal, love and romance, state affairs, palaces castles and temples, society, paparazzi, anarchy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.8
 4K
Ivanhoe (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: This is a remake of Walter Scott's Ivanhoe. Ivanhoe, a worthy and noble knight, the champion of justice returns to England after the holy wars. He find England under the reign of Prince John and his henchmen and finds himself being involved in ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, stylized, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: knight, jousting, rescue, adventure, adventurer, folk hero, romance, master warrior, heroic mission, good versus evil, danger, escapades ...
Time: middle ages, 12th 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: serious, exciting, epic, realistic, captivating
Plot: viking, adventure, vengeance, battles, rivalry, young lovers, uninhibited rivalry, escapades, heroes, love and romance, vikings, renewed love ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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The 13th Warrior (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In AD 922, Arab courtier, Ahmad Ibn Fadlan accompanies a party of Vikings to the barbaric North to combat a terror that slaughters Vikings and devours their flesh.
Style: exciting, epic, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Plot: vikings, battles, mission, adventure, sword fight, heroic mission, danger, heroes, violence, viking, oracle, cave ...
Time: middle ages
Place: iraq, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 4.4
 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ninja, master warrior, teachers and students, adventure, fighting crime, heroes, power relations, good versus evil, track down, teaching the ways of the world, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Russia, Germany, Kazakhstan
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The story recounts the early life of Genghis Khan, a slave who went on to conquer half the world in the 11th century.
Style: epic, stylized, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conquering, monk, slavery, leadership, battle, tribe, arranged marriage, king, escape, blind ambition, destiny, childhood ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: mongolia, asia, china, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.1
 694
David (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Italy, Germany
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: epic, captivating, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: king, tragic hero, folk hero, head of state, bible, prophet, family, leadership, rise to the top, heroes, rivalry, state affairs ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.7
 338
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: serious, exciting, realistic, captivating
Plot: war, martial arts, adventure, folk hero, master warrior, revenge, female warrior, generation, heroic mission, battles, righting the wronged, escapades ...
Time: middle ages
Place: china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.2
 31K
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, serious, breathtaking, intellectual ...
Plot: follow your dream, ambition, apprentice, orphan, doctors and patients, medicine, surgery, society, mentor, culture clash, islam, unlikely friendships ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century
Place: england, iran, medical school, mine, persia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Temptation of a Monk (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Near the beginning of the Tang dynasty, in 7th century China, General Shi Yan-sheng is tricked into leaving the crown prince unguarded. The crown prince is murdered by one of his brothers who then becomes emperor. Shi retreats to a monastery, ...
Style: serious, atmospheric
Plot: monastery, betrayal, tragic love, redemption, master warrior, martial arts, samurai, adventure, tragic hero, palaces castles and temples, romance, intrigue ...
Time: middle ages
Place: china, asia, hong kong, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%