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: 121 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
Plot: gold, conquistador, adventure, treasure hunt, heroes, betrayal, royal family, adventurer, obsessive quest, dishonesty, political unrest, escapades, rivalry, leadership, state affairs, llama, rope bridge, jungle, ship, hostage, pyramid, battles, kidnapping, trial, racism ...
Time: 16th century
Place: peru, spain, europe, latin america, south america, 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 serious, realistic, epic and exciting films with plots about heroes, adventure, state affairs, battles, rivalry, betrayal and escapades mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like The Royal Hunt of the Sun: 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992), El Dorado (1988), Julius Caesar (1970), The Legend of Suriyothai (2001), 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, realistic, atmospheric, exciting, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventurer, adventure, against the odds, state affairs, military, obsessive quest, danger, native americans, royal family, rebelliousness, father son relationship, tribe ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century, renaissance, 1500s, year 1941
Place: spain, europe, caribbean, haiti, bahamas ...
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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: exciting, atmospheric, serious, realistic
Plot: ocean or sea, adventurer, adventure, against the odds, heroic mission, rebelliousness, intrigue, dishonesty, betrayal, royal family, storm, spanish inquisition ...
Time: 15th century, renaissance
Place: spain, portugal, europe, atlantic ocean, west indies ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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, rough, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: jungle, conquering, treasure hunt, obsession, rebelliousness, survival, adventurer, rebellion, soldier, on the road, obsessive quest, danger ...
Time: 16th century
Place: peru, latin america, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, psychotronic
Plot: assassination, betrayal, tragic hero, heroes, political unrest, political intrigue, roman empire, right hand man, downfall, rise and fall, intrigue, head of state ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
Place: rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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The Legend of Suriyothai (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: royal family, battles, rivalry, betrayal, queen, invasion, tragic hero, adventure, political unrest, intrigue, dishonesty, politics ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: burma, thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 421
Kidnapped (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, soldier, adventure, corrupted ruler, confined, escapades, danger, crimes, pirate, adventurer, rivalry, heroes ...
Time: 18th century
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: serious, realistic, captivating, exciting, saga
Plot: samurai, politics, battles, shogun, adventure, master warrior, betrayal, heroes, escapades, dishonesty, danger, state affairs ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century, middle ages, 1600s
Place: japan, feudal japan, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 3.5
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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: epic, realistic, serious, rough, based on supposedly true story ...
Plot: treasure hunt, royal family, state affairs, adventurer, dishonesty, romance, love and romance, manhunt, political unrest, master warrior, adventure, rivalry ...
Time: 16th century
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, epic, exciting, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: adventurer, heroic mission, heroes, rivalry, leadership, hopes, danger, dishonesty, culture clash, political unrest, society, priest ...
Time: 13th century, middle ages
Place: asia, china, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, epic ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: world war two, military, heroic mission, danger, campaign, epic battle, soldier, heroes, u.s. military, attack, tank, war ...
Time: 20th century, year 1944, 1940s
Place: belgium, europe, germany, berlin germany, hawaii ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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, sincere ...
Plot: rivalry, war, royal family, state affairs, adventure, dishonesty, heroes, tragic hero, religions or cults, bible, historical event, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: ancient history
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.3
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Waterloo (1970)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, Soviet Union
Duration: 134 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, battles, destiny, napoleon, military life, politics, military, state affairs, royal family, political unrest, tragic hero ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1810s
Place: europe, belgium, france, england, new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: rough, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: ship, french, invasion, navy, execution, first love, battles, adventurer, heroes, military, intrigue, leadership ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s
Place: france, europe, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: epic, serious, realistic, saga, christian film
Plot: battles, emperor, christianity, ancient rome, rise to the top, society, espionage, betrayal, intrigue, adventure, leadership, tragic hero ...
Time: ancient history
Place: rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Man Who Would Be King (1975)
Genre: Adventure, History, 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, witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: gold, soldier, treasure, friends, friendship, mercenary, newspaper, dishonesty, adventurer, ambition, british empire, battles ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1880s
Place: india, himalaya, asia, afghanistan, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, stylized, serious, factual ...
Plot: battles, revolution, political unrest, king, military, politics, royal family, intrigue, leadership, against the odds, rivalry, ambition ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 1600s, 80s, 18th century
Place: england, ireland, europe, america, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.9
 1K
Henri 4 (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Germany, France, Austria, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A wide-ranging, energetic period piece tracing the rise of the Protestant Henry of Navarre as he goes from battlefield warrior to France's beloved King Henri IV. Director Jo Baier's epic is a classically entertaining adventure, albeit one ...
Style: tense, serious, captivating, psychological, exciting ...
Plot: royal family, political unrest, leadership, battles, head of state, military, betrayal, war, love and romance, rivalry, monarchy, couples ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: epic, serious, exciting, realistic, tense ...
Plot: siege, battles, imperialism, military, politics, political unrest, state affairs, rivalry, against the odds, human spirit, political conspiracy, culture clash ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, victorian era, turn of the century
Place: england, china, france, beijing china, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: serious, exciting, captivating, epic, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, conquering, leadership, ambition, heroes, adventure, betrayal, rise to the top, escapades, rivalry, haunted by the past, master warrior ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century, 12th century
Place: mongolia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: After an abrupt and violent encounter with a French warship inflicts severe damage upon his ship, a captain of the British Royal Navy begins a chase over two oceans to capture or destroy the enemy, though he must weigh his commitment to duty and ...
Style: exciting, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: ship, sea battle, battles, navy, adventure, leadership, napoleonic wars, ocean or sea, heroic mission, human spirit, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1800s
Place: europe, brazil, england, pacific ocean, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, exciting, serious, stylized ...
Plot: roman empire, betrayal, tragic hero, battles, ancient rome, politics, war, rivalry, political unrest, state affairs, adventure, military ...
Time: ancient history
Place: rome italy, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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, realistic, serious ...
Plot: knight, war, siege, battles, treason, convent, tragic hero, betrayal, adventure, dishonesty, on the run, assassination ...
Time: 11th century, middle ages
Place: spain, europe, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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: captivating, serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: battles, adventure, folk hero, heroes, escapades, military, leadership, danger, soldier, strong female presence, fear, execution ...
Time: 16th century
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 5.2
 360
The Conspiracy (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 150 min.
Story: 16th century ruler King Philip II of Spain maneuvers within a court of deceit and betrayal
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, epic, talky ...
Plot: royal family, love affair, politics, political conspiracy, state affairs, love and romance, ambition, political intrigue, crimes, royal court, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 16th century
Place: spain, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The 300 Spartans (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Essentially true story of how Spartan king Leonidas led an extremely small army of Greek Soldiers (300 of his personal body guards from Sparta) to hold off an invading Persian army now thought to have numbered 250,000.
Style: epic, serious, exciting, rough, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, soldier, battles, heroic mission, adventure, warrior, master warrior, chaos and mayhem, against the odds, chaos, danger, leadership ...
Time: 19th century, 1960s, 60s, 18th century
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe, rome italy, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: realistic, serious, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, betrayal, gory, leadership, adventure, daring rescue, master warrior, escapades, rivalry, heroes, state affairs, gang ...
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.4
 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, touching, atmospheric, gloomy, exciting ...
Plot: cossack, heroes, battles, forbidden love, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, state affairs, love and romance, romance, unfulfillment, military, society ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ukraine, poland, europe, russia, kiev ukraine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, serious, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: battles, rebelliousness, leadership, heroes, cossack, political unrest, society, parent child relationship, state affairs, father son relationship, parents and children, battle ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ukraine, poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A few decades after the destruction of the Inca empire, a Spanish expedition leaves the mountains of Peru and goes down the Amazon river in search of gold and wealth. Soon, they come across great difficulties and Don Aguirre, a ruthless man who ...
Style: tense, bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: amazon, expedition, legends and myths, insanity, treasure hunt, gold, obsession, treasure, slavery, adventure, jungle, power struggle ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: south america, peru, latin america, spain, andes mountains
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Scarlet and the Black (1983)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK, Italy
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Fr. Hugh O'Flaherty is a Vatican official in 1943-45 who has been hiding downed pilots, escaped prisoners of war, and Italian resistance families. His diplomatic status in a Catholic country prevents Colonel Kappler from openly arresting him, ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, factual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: world war two, soldier, vatican, fighting the system, uninhibited rivalry, human spirit, military, clergy, hopes, survival, politics, nazi ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: europe, rome italy, italy, germany, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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