Movies like Lapu-Lapu

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Lapu-Lapu (2002)
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Lapu-Lapu (2002)
Genre: Action, Biography, History, War
Country: Philippines
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A film showing the struggles of Lapu-Lapu and how he defended Mactan, Cebu from the invading Spanish forces.
Style: exciting, unusual plot structure, captivating, suspense
Plot: spaniard, king, heroes, hand to hand combat, spanish inquisition, fistfight, ship, island, queen, female nudity, warrior, battles, sword, explorer, translator, historical event, new world, tribe, settler, battle, language barrier
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: the philippines, spain

Most similar movies to Lapu-Lapu

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, serious, captivating and realistic films with plots about battles, heroes, war, military, battle, betrayal and rivalry mostly in Action, History and Drama genres. Some movies like Lapu-Lapu: Kingdom (2019), The Admiral: Roaring Currents (2014), Michael the Brave (1971), The Legion (2020), Queen of the Mountains (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.5
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Kingdom (2019)
Genre: Action, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Set in Qin Dynasty during the warring states period in ancient China. Shin was a war orphan. He has a dream of becoming a great general Shin has a fateful encounter with young King Eisei. King Eisei aims to unify all of China.
Style: entertaining, captivating, exciting
Plot: sword fight, battles, king, battle, best friends, coup d'etat, power struggle, heir heiress, hitman, convention, help, pursuit ...
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Admiral: Roaring Currents (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The film mainly follows the famous 1597 Battle of Myeongryang during the Japanese invasion of Korea (1592-1598), where the iconic Joseon admiral Yi Sun-sin managed to destroy a total of 133 Japanese warships with only 13 ships remaining in his ...
Style: tense, exciting, suspenseful, epic, serious ...
Plot: battles, battleship, heroic mission, naval battle, against the odds, human spirit, heroes, military, war, hopes, joseon dynasty, ship ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
Michael the Brave (1971)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Romania, France, Italy
Duration: 203 min.
Story: An epic fresco depicting the reign (1593-1601) of Mihai Pätrascu (better known as "Mihai Viteazul" / "Michael the Brave"), the famous prince who united the three provinces: Transalpine Vallachia, Transylvania and Moldavia, into ...
Style: epic, captivating, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: battles, betrayal, politics, dishonesty, state affairs, rivalry, war, military, graphic violence, political intrigue, political unrest, battle zone ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages
Place: romania, transylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
Hannibal: Rome's Worst Nightmare (2006)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: It is 200 years before the birth of Christ and Rome is the new superpower of the ancient world. She believes she is invincible - but one man is destined to change that. He is a man bound by oath to avenge the wrongs inflicted on his home and, in ...
Style: captivating, realistic, exciting, serious, epic
Plot: roman empire, conquering, leadership, danger, vengeance, soldier, battles, rivalry, heroes, war, elephant, siblings relations ...
Time: ancient history
Place: europe, alps, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan (2007)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Russia, Germany, Kazakhstan, China
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, realistic, captivating, stylized, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conquering, battles, leadership, monk, king, battle, escape, ambition, leader, historical character, rise to the top, power struggle ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: mongolia, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 3.1
 657
The Legion (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Noreno, a half-Roman, is entrusted with the mission of crossing the snowy mountains of Armenia, swarming with Parthian patrols, to seek help for his slowly dying men.
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, atmospheric, epic ...
Plot: mission, epic battle, rivalry, murder, combat, warrior, sword fight, heroes, battles, uninhibited rivalry, adventure, leadership ...
Time: 1st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Queen of the Mountains (2014)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Kyrgyzstan
Duration: 135 min.
Story: At a time when most females in Asia possess little or no power over their lives, headstrong Kurmanjan Datka defies her family's authority -- and ultimately becomes the ruler of her native Kyrgyzstan region.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, captivating, epic
Plot: leadership, escapades, heroes, rivalry, rise to the top, ruler, strong female presence, mother son relationship, mountain, mother, russian empire
Time: 19th century
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.5
 1K
Kenau (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Netherlands, Hungary, Belgium
Duration: 113 min.
Story: While she fights a heroic battle against the Spanish besieger with her female army, Kenau, driven by hate and sorrow of the execution of her youngest daughter, is threatened to also lose her eldest daughter, because her fear and pain are covered by ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, captivating
Plot: battles, adventure, folk hero, military, heroes, danger, escapades, leadership, soldier, strong female presence, execution, fear ...
Time: 16th century
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 7.8
 32
Sakay (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Philippines
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sakay is a 1993 Filipino historical drama film directed by Raymond Red. The film stars Julio Diaz, Tetchie Agbayani, and Leopoldo Salcedo. The film covers the life of Filipino patriot and hero Macario Sakay, who was declared an outlaw and a ...
Style: epic
Plot: hairdresser, revolutionary, heroes, partisan, revolution, guerilla warfare, independence, ambush, patriotism
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Genghis Khan: To the Ends of the Earth and Sea (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A look at Genghis Khan's life, from his birth to conquests in Asia.
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, epic, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, conquering, ambition, heroes, leadership, adventure, betrayal, escapades, rivalry, haunted by the past, rise to the top, master warrior ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century, 13th century
Place: mongolia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Mission of the Shark: The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: True story of the sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, its crew's struggle to survive the sharks and exposure, and the captain's scape-goat court-martial.
Style: bleak, exciting, captivating, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, military, heroes, escapades, danger, dangerous animal, army investigation, war, battles, injustice, ocean or sea, adventure ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, realistic, serious, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: battles, rebelliousness, leadership, cossack, heroes, political unrest, society, sword fight, parent child relationship, state affairs, father son relationship, parents and children ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ukraine, poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.2
 104
The President (2012)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Philippines
Duration: 162 min.
Story: The film begins with his capture by Philippine and US forces under Frederick Funston's command in 1901, then flashes back to 1886, when an old woman gives Aguinaldo and his childhood friend Candido Tirona cryptic prophecies. Ten years later, ...
Style: political thriller, suspense, realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: freedom fighter, conspiracy, president, husband wife relationship, rebellion, friendship, election, treason, assassination, murder, secret organization, spy ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.4
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Crazy Horse (1996)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The legendary Native American chieftain refuses to go with his people peacefully to the reservation and starts a rebellion.
Style: captivating, bleak, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: native american, interracial relations, heroes, against humanity, war, old west, racism, americana, battle zone, military life, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Ashoka the Great (2001)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: India
Duration: 180 min.
Story: In India, about 260 BC in the Empire of Magadha, the Prince Asoka (Shah Rukh Khan) survives to many betrayals of his brothers, leaded by the evil Susima (Ajit Kumar), who wants to kill him to inherit the throne. His mothers orders Asoka to leave ...
Style: exciting, captivating, intense, suspense, lyrical ...
Plot: emperor, assassination attempt, bollywood, battles, ruler, buddhism, romance, fall in love, leadership, rise to the top, hidden identity, deadly ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior (2020)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: India
Duration: 135 min.
Story: When Aurangzeb recruits his trusted soldier Udaybhan to control the Kondhana fort, Shivaji's military leader Tanhaji Malusare and his army of Maratha warriors set out to recapture the fortress.
Style: epic, captivating, exciting, serious
Plot: warrior, muslim, military, sword fight, battles, army, hindu, emperor, fort, death, fight, conquering ...
Time: 17th century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Legend of Suriyothai (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Thailand
Duration: 185 min.
Story: During the 16th century, as Thailand contends with both a civil war and Burmese invasion, a beautiful princess rises up to help protect the glory of the Kingdom of Ayothaya. Based on the life of Queen Suriyothai.
Style: epic, exciting, realistic, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: royal family, battles, rivalry, betrayal, queen, invasion, tragic hero, adventure, political unrest, escapades, intrigue, politics ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: burma, thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
A Taste of Hell (1973)
Genre: Action, War, Drama
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the Philippines during WW II, two U.S. Army officers are caught and shot by a Japanese officer. One survives and soon joins with a guerrilla troop to battle the enemy... and get revenge.
Style: bleak, rough, captivating, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: soldier, against the odds, battles, escapades, danger, heroes, military, confined, rivalry, adventure, war, vengeance ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: the philippines, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Henry V (1989)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Gritty adaption of William Shakespeare's play about the English King's bloody conquest of France.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, captivating, rough ...
Plot: medieval, battles, war, king of england, honor, politics, king, royal family, mistress, state affairs, military, love and romance ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: france, europe, england, london, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.2
 13K
El Cid (1961)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 182 min.
Story: Epic film of the legendary Spanish hero, Rodrigo Diaz ("El Cid" to his followers), who, without compromising his strict sense of honour, still succeeds in taking the initiative and driving the Moors from Spain.
Style: epic, stylized, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: knight, tragic hero, convent, battles, treason, siege, betrayal, adventure, assassination, dishonesty, war, heroes ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Sea Wolves (1980)
Genre: Action, History, War
Country: Switzerland, UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This true story follows the exploits of a top secret British military mission to destroy Nazi radio ships in a neutral harbor during WWII. The daring plan is led by British Intelligence officers Col. Lewis Pugh (Gregory Peck) and Capt. Gavin Stewart ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, british intelligence, espionage, battles, military, ship, seaport, undercover, sea, heroic mission, danger ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943, year 1942 ...
Place: india, asia, germany, portugal, goa india ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Operation Dunkirk (2017)
Genre: Action, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A band of soldiers tasked with staying behind during the Battle of Dunkirk to rescue a scientist with information that could turn the tide of the war must battle their way through dangerous Nazi territory to complete their mission.
Style: exciting, captivating, suspenseful, suspense, tense
Plot: world war two, battles, soldier, chase, murder, german, torture, nazi, tank, violence, air strike, gunfight ...
Time: year 1940
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Last King (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Ireland, Hungary
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Norway, 1204. A civil war between the birkebeiners —the king's men— and the baglers —supporters of the Norwegian aristocracy and the Church— ravages the country. Two men must protect a baby, the illegitimate son of King Håkon, who will ...
Style: breathtaking, exciting, captivating, epic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: norse mythology, medieval, kingdom, civil war, snow, heroic, graphic violence, master warrior, battles, legends and myths, power struggle, folk hero ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi (2019)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: India
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Story of Rani Lakshmibai, one of the leading figures of the Indian Rebellion of 1857 and her resistance to the British Rule.
Style: serious, exciting, epic, captivating
Plot: invasion, rebellion, queen, female protagonist, battles, leadership, female warrior, conquering, ambition, politics, heroes, heroine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When Queen Elizabeth's reign is threatened by ruthless familial betrayal and Spain's invading army, she and her shrewd adviser must act to safeguard to the lives of her people.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, epic, colourful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: queen elizabeth i, queen, british history, throne, period piece, palace intrigue, royal family, monarchy, political intrigue, politics, head of state, catholicism ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, middle ages, 1500s, 1930s ...
Place: england, europe, spain, scotland, virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Medieval (2021)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic
Story: The story of 14th century Czech icon and warlord Jan Zizka who defeated armies of the Teutonic Order and the Holy Roman Empire.
Style: tense, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: commander, czech history, european history, deadly, danger, violence, heroic, warrior, religion, chase, sword fight, society ...
Time: 14th century, 15th century
Place: central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Von Richthofen and Brown (1971)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The story of Manfred von Richtofen, the german air ace during the World War I and his struggle with the enemy aces and some jealous german officers.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, serious, realistic, based on true events ...
Plot: aerial combat, world war one, fighter plane, soldier, fighter pilot, danger, military, military life, heroic mission, collision, officers and cadets, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: germany, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Birth of the Dragon (2016)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama
Country: China, Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set against the backdrop of San Francisco’s Chinatown, this cross-cultural biopic chronicles Bruce Lee’s emergence as a martial-arts superstar after his legendary secret showdown with fellow martial artist Wong Jack Man.
Style: based on true events, exciting, atmospheric, factual, suspense ...
Plot: kung fu, kung fu master, bruce lee, destiny, fight scenes, heroes, athlete's life, martial arts, martial artist, kung fu fighting, jeet kune do, asian ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.9
 63K
Outlaw King (2018)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Forced into exile by the English after being crowned King of Scotland, legendary warrior Robert the Bruce fights to reclaim the throne.
Style: atmospheric, exciting, factual, suspense, breathtaking
Plot: knight, medieval, exile, historical character, siege, battle, castle, rebellion, throne, betrayal, catapult, aristocrat ...
Time: 14th century
Place: scotland, scottish highlands, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.1
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The Ravagers (1965)
Genre: Action, War, Drama
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Cruel captors of the war in the pacific.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Plot: world war two, convent, war, escapades, heroes, military, adventure, soldier, danger, state affairs, political unrest, against the odds ...
Time: 60s
Place: the philippines, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%