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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, spanish inquisition, fistfight, ship, island, queen, female nudity, warrior, battles, tribe, sword, translator, explorer, historical event, new world, settler, language barrier, hand to hand combat, battle
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: the philippines, spain

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, exciting, serious and realistic films with plots about battles, heroes, medieval, war, military, betrayal and king mostly in History, Drama and War genres. Some movies like Lapu-Lapu: The Admiral: Roaring Currents (2014), Kingdom (2019), Michael the Brave (1971), Admiral (2015), Kenau (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: epic, tense, exciting, suspenseful, captivating ...
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Time: 16th century
Place: korea, south korea
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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, best friends, power struggle, chase, heir, doppelganger, troops, help, convention, hitman ...
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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 P├Ątrascu (better known as "Mihai Viteazul" / "Michael the Brave"), the famous prince who united the three provinces: Transalpine Vallachia, Transylvania and Moldavia, into ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating, epic
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Time: 16th century, middle ages
Place: romania, transylvania
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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, exciting, realistic, serious, epic ...
Plot: roman empire, conquering, ancient history, war, battles, leadership, ancient rome, heroes, vengeance, soldier, rivalry, ancient ...
Time: ancient times
Place: europe, spain, rome italy, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Admiral (2015)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
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Duration: 151 min.
Story: When the young republic of The Netherlands is attacked by England, France and Germany and faces its own civil war no less, only one man, Michael de Ruyter, can lead the county's strongest weapon, the Dutch fleet.
Style: epic, captivating, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: naval battle, war, ocean, state affairs, military, battles, civil war, soldier, leadership, heroic mission, sea, ship ...
Time: 17th century
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan (2007)
Genre: Action, 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, realistic, captivating, intense, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: middle ages, 12th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, realistic, exciting, captivating
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Time: 16th century
Place: europe, holland, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: ruler, leadership, escapades, rivalry, heroes, rise to the top, mother son relationship, strong female presence, female leader, royal family, mountain, animal abuse ...
Time: 19th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Mission of the Shark: The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
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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, serious, realistic, exciting, captivating
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Legend of Suriyothai (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
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Duration: 142 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, serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genghis Khan: To the Ends of the Earth and Sea (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
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Duration: 136 min.
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Style: exciting, captivating, serious, realistic, epic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Ignatius of Loyola (2016)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
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Duration: 118 min.
Story: Historical biographical religious drama film based on the memoirs of Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuit order who was also canonized as a saint in Roman Catholicism.
Style: suspense, disturbing, psychological, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: jesuit, religion, saint, catholic, religious cult, religious faith, belief in god, religious conversion, life is a bitch, violence, faith, depression ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The President (2012)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.6
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