Movies like The Royal Hunt of the Sun

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The Royal Hunt of the Sun (1969)
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The Royal Hunt of the Sun (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The Spanish explorer Pizarro captures the Inca god-chief Atahualpa and promises to free him upon the delivery of a hoard of gold. But Pizarro finds himself torn between his desire for conquest and his sense of honor after friendship and respect develops between captive and captor.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, epic, cult film
Plot: conquistador, jungle, gold, ancient, sword fight, historical event, colonial america, pyramid, adventure, treasure hunt, heroes, betrayal, royal family, adventurer, leadership, escapades, rivalry, political unrest, dishonesty, obsessive quest, state affairs, ship, expedition, hostage, kidnapping ...
Time: 16th century
Place: peru, south america, spain, latin america, europe, andes mountains

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Most similar movies to The Royal Hunt of the Sun

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, epic and exciting films with plots about adventure, heroes, state affairs, battles, rivalry, sword fight and sword mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like The Royal Hunt of the Sun: 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992), Julius Caesar (1970), El Dorado (1988), The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964), Kidnapped (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, France, Spain
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, factual, inspirational, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conquistador, adventurer, renaissance, adventure, medieval, native americans, ocean, jungle, state affairs, military, against the odds, obsessive quest ...
Time: 15th century, future, 16th century, year 1941
Place: spain, latin america, haiti, caribbean, europe ...
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100%
Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Genoan navigator Christopher Columbus has a dream to find an alternative route to sail to the Indies, by traveling west instead of east, across the unchartered Ocean sea. After failing to find backing from the Portugese, he goes to the Spanish court ...
Style: serious, exciting, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: adventurer, ocean, treasure hunt, adventure, heroic mission, against the odds, rebelliousness, betrayal, intrigue, dishonesty, storm, sword duel ...
Time: 15th century
Place: spain, portugal, europe, latin america, atlantic ocean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Julius Caesar (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: All star cast heads up this 1970 remake of the William Shakespeare classic tale of the betrayal of the the Roman senate against their emperor, the plotting and scheming that led up to the assassination of the title charecter, and all of Romes' ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: ancient history, ancient rome, shakespeare, antiquity, assassination, betrayal, ancient, warrior, historical event, roman, heroes, tragic hero ...
Time: 1st century b.c.
Place: rome italy, ancient greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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El Dorado (1988)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 149 min.
Story: The story of an expedition down the Orinoco and Amazon rivers in 1560 by Spanish soldiers searching for the fabled city of gold, El Dorado.
Style: epic, captivating, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: jungle, amazon rainforest, conquering, treasure hunt, colonial america, gold, exploration, river, amazon, rebelliousness, adventurer, on the road ...
Time: 16th century
Place: spain, peru, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Drawn from the same events that later inspired Gladiator, the film charts the power-hungry greed and father-son betrayal that led to Rome's collapse at the bloody hands of the Barbarians.
Style: epic, captivating, stylized, serious, exciting ...
Plot: roman empire, ancient history, ancient rome, battles, tragic hero, sword fight, betrayal, political unrest, war, rivalry, politics, european history ...
Place: rome italy, ancient greece, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.6
 486
Kidnapped (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: When Scottish young gentleman David Balfour's father dies, he leaves school to collect his inheritance from uncle Ebenezer, who in turn sells the boy as a future slave to a pirate ship. When staunch Stuart dynasty supporter Alan Breck Stewart ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: kidnapping, heroes, adventurer, crimes, rivalry, pirate, orphan, escapades, soldier, corrupted ruler, adventure, state affairs ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
Place: europe, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5K
Shogun (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 159 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, serious, realistic, saga
Plot: samurai, feudal japan, shogun, jesuit, ancient, battles, politics, emperor, betrayal, heroes, rivalry, master warrior ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century, middle ages
Place: japan, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Constantine and the Cross (1961)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Italy, Yugoslavia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Constantin is fighting against Barbarians with his father when he is called to Rome. In his way to Rome, he falls in an ambush planned by Maxence, who wants to become emperor.
Style: saga, epic, realistic, serious, christian film
Plot: ancient history, ancient rome, roman, ancient, emperor, faith, medieval, ancient world, bible, antiquity, battles, revelation ...
Place: rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 5.3
 2K
King David (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: This is a movie about the life of Israel's king David.
Style: epic, sentimental, realistic, serious, biblical ...
Plot: ancient history, bible, royal family, state affairs, old testament, rivalry, war, religions or cults, tragic hero, dishonesty, heroes, adventure ...
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.9
 2K
Marco Polo (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 165 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: captivating, exciting, atmospheric, epic, serious ...
Plot: adventurer, heroes, heroic mission, dishonesty, hopes, rivalry, leadership, political unrest, culture clash, society, medieval, priest ...
Time: 13th century, middle ages
Place: asia, china, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.2
 11K
Waterloo (1970)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, Soviet Union
Duration: 123 min.
Story: After defeating France and imprisoning Napoleon on Elba, ending two decades of war, Europe is shocked to find Napoleon has escaped and has caused the French Army to defect from the King back to him. The best of the British generals, the Duke of ...
Style: epic, serious, exciting, stylized, emotional ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, napoleon bonaparte, british army, military, battles, destiny, military life, politics, war, state affairs, napoleon, royal family ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1810s
Place: europe, belgium, england, new zealand, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Battle of the Bulge (1965)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: In the winter of 1944, the Allied Armies stand ready to invade Germany at the coming of a New Year. To prevent this occurrence, Hitler orders an all out offensive to re-take French territory and capture the major port city of Antwerp. "The ...
Style: epic, factual, tense, exciting, serious ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: world war two, war, tank, nazi, heroic mission, military, campaign, epic battle, leadership, attack, u.s. military, winter ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1944
Place: belgium, spain, hawaii, germany, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.3
 410
The Conspiracy (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 128 min.
Story: 16th century ruler King Philip II of Spain maneuvers within a court of deceit and betrayal
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, epic, tense ...
Plot: politics, love affair, royal family, ambition, political conspiracy, love and romance, royal court, state affairs, crimes, political intrigue, dishonesty, palace intrigue ...
Time: 16th century
Place: spain, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
55 Days at Peking (1963)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Diplomats, soldiers and other representatives of a dozen nations fend off the siege of the International Compound in Peking during the 1900 Boxer Rebellion. The disparate interests unite for survival despite competing factions, overwhelming odds, ...
Style: serious, epic, exciting, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: battles, imperialism, british empire, politics, military, political unrest, state affairs, rivalry, against the odds, colonialism, political conspiracy, culture clash ...
Time: 20th century, year 1900, turn of the century, victorian era
Place: china, england, france, beijing china, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, realistic, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, conquering, adventure, heroes, ambition, leadership, medieval, haunted by the past, escapades, rise to the top, rivalry, betrayal ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century, 12th century
Place: mongolia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.3
 7K
Revolution (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Norway
Duration: 126 min.
Story: New York trapper Tom Dobb becomes an unwilling participant in the American Revolution after his son Ned is drafted into the Army by the villainous Sergeant Major Peasy. Tom attempts to find his son, and eventually becomes convinced that he must take ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, epic, cult film
Plot: battles, soldier, war for independence, revolution, adventure, war, politics, life is a bitch, rivalry, rebellion, political unrest, parents and children ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.7
 1K
Marco Polo (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, USA, Japan, China
Duration: 504 min.
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Story: The life and experiences of the 13th-century explorer, who sought to connect the civilizations of China and Europe through trade.
Style: exciting, epic, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: explorer, medieval, historical event, adventure, ancient, white man asian woman relationship, islam, battles, escapades, ambition, society, heroes ...
Time: 13th century, middle ages
Place: persia, venice, mongolia, tibet, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Legend of Suriyothai (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Thailand
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 ...
Plot: queen, invasion, battles, rivalry, betrayal, royal family, adventure, tragic hero, politics, state affairs, dishonesty, escapades ...
Time: 16th century
Place: burma, thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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The King Maker (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Thailand
Duration: 92 min.
Story: 1547 Fernando De Gama, a young "Soldier of Fortune" from Portugal, set sail for the ient in an effort to find a man who murdered his father and, with luck, like many of their compatriots, to make his fortune. A vicious storm in the Indian ...
Style: realistic, epic, serious, rough, surprise ending
Plot: dishonesty, treasure hunt, adventurer, state affairs, royal family, legend, romance, master warrior, adventure, love and romance, rivalry, manhunt ...
Time: 16th century
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 6K
Cromwell (1970)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Disgusted with the policies of King Charles I, Oliver Cromwell plans to take his family to the New World. But on the eve of their departure, Cromwell is drawn into the tangled web of religion and politics that will result in the English Civil War.
Style: epic, realistic, factual, talky, serious ...
Plot: revolution, battles, royal family, political unrest, british history, tyranny, military, intrigue, leadership, against the odds, rivalry, rebellion ...
Time: 17th century, 80s, 18th century, middle ages
Place: england, ireland, scotland, europe, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.6
 7K
Zulu Dawn (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In 1879, the British suffer a great loss at the Battle of Isandlwana due to incompetent leadership. Cy Endfield co-wrote the epic prequel Zulu Dawn 15 years after his enormously popular Zulu. Set in 1879, this film depicts the catastrophic Battle of ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, exciting, rough ...
Plot: imperialism, military, british empire, soldier, war, battles, army life, victory, death, historical event, intrigue, killing an animal ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Horatio Hornblower: The Wrong War (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Hornblower series is based on C.S. Forester's classic maritime adventures - the story of one young man's struggle to become a leader of men. Set against the back drop of the 18th century Anglo-French wars, the bloodiest time in British ...
Style: feel good, realistic, serious, exciting, rough
Plot: ship, heroes, napoleonic wars, french revolution, adventurer, sailing, sea, adventure, pirate, military, navy, first love ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s
Place: europe, france, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Count of Monte-Cristo (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A TV adaptation of the classic Alexandre Dumas novel. Edmond Dantes is falsely accused by those jealous of his good fortune, and is sentenced to spend the rest of his life in the notorious island prison, Chateau d'If. While imprisoned, he meets ...
Style: fairy tale, stylized, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: revenge, prison, ancient, historical event, frame up, false accusation, betrayal, falsely accused, redemption, island, hidden identity, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: paris france, france, europe, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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The Man Who Would Be King (1975)
Genre: Adventure, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A robust adventure about two British adventurers who take over primitive Kafiristan as "godlike" rulers, meeting a tragic end through their desire for a native girl. Based on a short story by Rudyard Kipling.
Style: epic, humorous, witty, cerebral, satanic ...
Plot: british empire, adventurer, freemason, british raj, imperialism, mercenary, soldier, execution, friendship, greed, con artists, gold ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: india, england, ancient greece, afghanistan, himalaya ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 2.7
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Druids (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Belgium, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the year 60 B.C. a group of Druids, including the arch-druid Guttuart (Max von Sydow), witness the passing of a comet and interpret it as the sign of the coming of a king for their country Gaul, which has not had a king for a long time. Guttuart ...
Style: rough, exciting, serious, epic, captivating ...
Plot: roman empire, battles, heroes, heroic mission, destiny, adventure, rise to the top, leadership, state affairs, betrayal, rivalry, war ...
Time: 1st century b.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.3
 4K
Taras Bulba (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Yugoslavia, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The Cossacks of Eastern Europe join the Poles to rid the Turks from the Steps of Europe. In return for their aid, the Poles agree to give control of the Steps to the Cossacks. After the battle, however, the Poles back out of their agreement and ...
Style: epic, serious, realistic, exciting, touching ...
Plot: cossack, cavalry charge, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, ancient, horseman, world war two, ukrainian, heroes, battles, military, unfulfillment ...
Time: 16th century
Place: poland, ukraine, europe, kiev ukraine, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.6
 3K
The War Lord (1965)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A knight in the service of a duke goes to a coastal villiage where an earlier attempt to build a defensive castle has failed. He begins to rebuild the duke's authority in the face of the barbarians at the border and is making progress until he ...
Style: epic, captivating, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: medieval, viking, warlord, sword fight, warrior, ancient, historical event, battles, swamp, archer, sword and shield, knight ...
Time: 11th century, middle ages, 10th century
Place: belgium, normandy, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.2
 15K
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, sexy, harsh, compassionate ...
Plot: medieval, knight, sword fight, islam, spanish history, battles, betrayal, adventure, siege, catholic, violence, warrior ...
Time: 11th century, middle ages
Place: spain, europe, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Heroic Ones (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A Mogul king decides to take stealthy action to help overpower his greatest rivals. He chooses nine out thirteen of his loyal generals (who he treats as sons) to embark on the mission. However, jealously amongst them sparks a treacherous family feud ...
Style: serious, realistic, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, betrayal, adventure, master warrior, leadership, track down, assassination, daring rescue, heroes, state affairs, rivalry ...
Time: 9th century
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Sword of the Conqueror (1961)
Genre: Adventure, History, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Alboino, the Lombard ruler, wants to marry the daughter of a neighboring king, but she loves another. Her father arranges the marriage to Alboino, which he believes will be beneficial to him, only to have Alboino kill him and leave Amalchi, his ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, exciting, captivating
Plot: 6th century, historical event, battles, dishonesty, betrayal, state affairs, rivalry, adventure, royal family, sword, battlefield, epic battle ...
Time: middle ages
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%