Movies like The Admiral: Roaring Currents

If you like "The Admiral: Roaring Currents" you are looking for exciting, tense and epic movies about / with war, ship, military, heroes, battles, against the odds and human spirit themes of Action, History and War genre shot in South Korea.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
The Admiral: Roaring Currents (2014)
 7.2
 8K
The Admiral: Roaring Currents (2014)
Original name: 명량
Genre: Action, History, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 126 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 command. The battle, which took place in the Myeongryang Strait off the southwest coast of the Korean Peninsula, is considered one of the greatest victories of Yi.
Style: exciting, tense, epic, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: war, ship, military, heroes, battles, against the odds, human spirit, hopes, heroic mission, tough heroes, navy, samurai, katana, bow and arrow, gunpowder, naval battle
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: battleship, korea

Movie in categories

war movies
war
1504
korea movies
494
ship movies
1194
exciting movies
8013
tense movies
5951
military movies
2309
heroes movies
7609

Most similar movies to The Admiral: Roaring Currents

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, exciting and suspenseful films with plots about battles, military, war, heroes, soldier, heroic mission and danger mostly in War, Action and History genres. Some movies like The Admiral: Roaring Currents: War of the Arrows (2011), Admiral (2015), Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970), Midway (1976), Saints and Soldiers: The Void (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
War of the Arrows (2011)
Genre: Action
Country: South Korea
Duration: 128 min.
Story: 13 years after the King Injo Revolt, the Chosun Dynasty is attacked by the Chung Dynasty of China. A young man named Na-mi leaves his demolished village to find his young sister, Ja-in, and her finance Su-koon, who were to wed on the very day of the ...
Style: realistic, exciting, captivating, stylized, serious ...
Plot: master warrior, kidnapping, archery, arrow, escapades, daring rescue, military, rivalry, battles, wedding preparations and rituals, heroic mission, heroes ...
Time: 17th century
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 8K
Admiral (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Netherlands
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, serious, realistic
Plot: battles, heroes, heroic mission, war, escapades, state affairs, leadership, danger, rivalry, military, soldier, ship ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: holland, battleship, europe, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: In the summer of 1941, the United States and Japan seem on the brink of war after constant embargos and failed diplomacy come to no end. "Tora! Tora! Tora!", named after the code words use by the lead Japanese pilot to indicate they had ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, epic, factual ...
Plot: military, military life, navy, war, political unrest, state affairs, imperial japan, danger, battles, anti war, against the odds, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1941
Place: japan, hawaii, battleship, pearl harbor, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.8
 16K
Midway (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: This war drama depicts the U.S. and Japanese forces in the naval Battle of Midway, which became a turning point for Americans during World War II.
Style: epic, realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Plot: u.s. navy, war, naval battle, against the odds, military, underdog, heroic mission, heroes, military life, danger, navy, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: japan, tokyo, germany, hawaii, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Movie in collections
Saints and Soldiers: The Void (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Germany, May 1945, deep in the Harz Mountains a U.S. tank crew discovers a platoon of Germans preparing to ambush U.S. supply trucks.
Style: captivating, exciting, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: racism, human spirit, danger, against the odds, society, military, soldier, battles, war, save the day, heroic mission, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Company of Heroes (2013)
Genre: Action, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: American soldiers lost behind enemy lines during the WWII make a horrific discovery: Hitler has a super bomb in development. Against all odds, they set out to find the scientist in charge of the program who is looking to defect.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, captivating
Plot: soldier, against the odds, super weapon, danger, obsessive quest, heroes, military, race against time, heroic mission, battles, escapades, war ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.6
 2K
Yamato (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Directed by Junya Sato and based on a book by Jun Henmi, "Yamato" has a framing story set in the present day and uses flashbacks to tell the story of the crew of the World War II Japanese battleship Yamato. The film was never released in ...
Style: serious, captivating, exciting, realistic
Plot: ship, escapades, war, danger, battles, heroes, survival, military, anniversary, lost love, selflessness, bereavement ...
Time: year 1945
Place: battleship, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 2.2
 778
Ardennes Fury (2014)
Genre: Action, War
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: As the Battle of the Bulge rages on, an American tank unit gets trapped behind Nazi lines. With just hours before the bombs of Operation Ardennes Fury fall, the tank's commander makes the risky decision to rescue an orphanage.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tank, heroic mission, soldier, military, heroes, tough heroes, battles, danger, daring rescue, war, battle zone, nun ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Movie in collections
Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: China, South Korea, Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The aging Zhao embarks on his final and greatest campaign, a road to adventure that will crown his name in glory for all time.
Style: epic, atmospheric, serious, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, leadership, heroic mission, rise to the top, uninhibited rivalry, hopes, master warrior, save the kingdom, war, state affairs, political unrest, ambition ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Pathfinders: In the Company of Strangers (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Untold and lost history. A true story of the American Pathfinders, the volunteer paratroopers whose deadly mission was to land 30 minutes before the Normandy invasion, locate and mark strategic "drop zones" and set up the top-secret ...
Style: epic, tense, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, soldier, military life, heroes, battles, d day, danger, military, friends, battle zone, military base, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: germany, europe, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
1939 Battle of Westerplatte (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Poland, Lithuania
Duration: 118 min.
Story: This harrowing war film is an epic dramatization of the first battle of World War II. The Battle of Westerplatte that began on 1 September 1939 will forever be remembered as the one that announced the beginning of the Second World War in Europe. ...
Style: gloomy, bleak, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: soldier, heroes, battles, against the odds, danger, military, war, battle zone, heroic mission, pubic hair, beach, male nudity ...
Time: 30s, 20th century
Place: battleship, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Defenders of Riga (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Latvia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The film dramatizes November 11, 1919- a crucial date in the battle for Latvian independence. A year after the end of the official hostilities of WWI, a renegade German general and troops remain outside the Latvian capital. Latvian riflemen, most of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: soldier, war, life is a bitch, ambition, military, battles, against the odds, battle, firearm
Time: 1910s, 1920s, post world war one, year 1919
Place: latvia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 2.7
 728
Brother's War (2009)
Genre: History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story is set in the latter days of World War 2, against the backdrop of fierce combat on the eastern front. Brother's War is based on real events.
Style: bleak, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: war, freemason, eastern front, friendship, wartime life, life is a bitch, on the run, survival, battles, heroic mission, chases and races, confined ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Sharpe's Sword (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Sharpe is tasked to protect the most important spy in Lord Wellington's network, but domestic issues, a traumatized young girl, and possible French spies all threaten his success
Style: realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, war, mute or deaf, espionage, military life, heroes, fall in love, fighting the system, soldier, rivalry, battle zone, adventure ...
Time: 19th century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Gallipoli: End of the Road (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 101 min.
Story: April, 1915. First World War in Canakkale, Ottoman Empire. Two brothers leave their mountain village to fight on the front line. One is an experienced sniper fighting for Ottomans against the invasion, while his brother finds it much tougher to cope ...
Style: epic, serious, stylized, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: heroic mission, war, battle zone, military life, heroes, society, religions or cults, battles, siblings relations, family relations, one man army, danger ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: turkey, ottoman empire
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.3
 121
Kill Zone (1993)
Genre: Action, War
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: An American colonel will pay any price to defeat the Viet Cong. When his unauthorized fighting force in Cambodia is discovered, he becomes a one man army, fighting a war of his own for a cause he knows is just.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: military, disability, adventure, escapades, war, military life, heroes, rivalry, battles, tough heroes, one man army, waterboarding ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: cambodia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Sharpe's Battle (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When Sharpe is ordered to whip the King of Spain's Irish Royal Brigade into shape, he faces dissent from the men who believe the British are slaughtering their relatives in Ireland and a spy from within.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, captivating, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, tough heroes, battles, heroes, military life, adventurer, soldier, rivalry, behind enemy lines, vengeance, battle zone, officers and cadets ...
Time: 19th century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Front Line (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 133 min.
Story: In 1951 ceasefire is declared, but two remaining armies fought their final battle on the front line Towards the end of the Korean War, a South Korean battalion is fiercely battling over a hill on the front line border against the North in order to ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, captivating, realistic
Plot: war, battles, battle, battle zone, army investigation, superior officer, bodies, life is a bitch, friendship, soldier, military, friends ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: korea, asia, north korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
Sharpe's Eagle (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sharpe is a Captain saddled with the South Essex, a battalion run by incompetents and filled with soldiers who have never been in battle. When the South Essex loses its colours (its regimental flag), Sharpe vows to save the honor of the regiment by ...
Style: exciting, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, rebellion, battles, heroes, military life, soldier, rivalry, escapades, state affairs, vengeance, war, wartime life ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.9
 32K
Red Tails (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American pilots to fly in a combat squadron during World War II.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, aerial combats, fighter pilot, soldier, military base, discrimination, war, danger, military life, battles, interracial relations, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1942, year 1944
Place: europe, italy, pentagon, germany, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.9
 432
Storming Juno (2010)
Genre: History, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Storming Juno is a film based on the remarkable and determined actions of a handful of young Canadian men who stormed Juno Beach on June 6, 1944. D-Day.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, exciting
Plot: soldier, d day, heroes, battle zone, war, heroic mission, battles, military, danger, sniper, paratrooper, infantry ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, normandy, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: ship, navy, leadership, battles, napoleonic wars, adventure, military, doctor, nervous breakdown, heroic mission, rivalry, escapades ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1800s
Place: europe, battleship, brazil, england, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Battle of the Warriors (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: China, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong
Duration: 133 min.
Story: In 370 B.C, China was separated as seven nations and several other small tribes, one of these being the city state of Liang. The nation of Zhao is led by the terrifying Xiang Yangzhong who orders his troops to conquer the small city. Leaping to the ...
Style: rough, stylized, serious, exciting, epic ...
Plot: siege, military, conquering, ruler, small town, against the odds, tribe, intrigue, battles, heroes, master warrior, lone wolves ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
Ike: Countdown to D-Day (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: This is the story of the senior-level preparations for the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944 from the time of Dwight D. Eisenhower's appointment as the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, to the establishment of the beachhead in Normandy. The film ...
Style: rough, realistic, captivating, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: d day, military, politics, idealism, against the odds, battles, leadership, political unrest, basic training, human spirit, heroes, military life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 3.9
 348
Marines (2003)
Genre: Action, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The cold war is over. East and West are fighting together against illegal secretly heavily armed terrorists, criminals and resistance fighters. During one of these missions, four soldiers are kidnapped and seems like a great international crisis to ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, escapades, confined, adventure, terrorism, danger, battles, military, rivalry, criminal heroes, heroic mission, military life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: eastern europe, chechnya
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Damn the Defiant! (1962)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Defiant's crew is part of a fleet-wide movement to present a petition of grievances to the Admiralty. Violence must be no part of it. The continual sadism of Defiant's first officer makes this difficult, and when the captain is disabled, ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: napoleonic wars, ship, mutiny, royal navy, pirate, rescue, war, adventure, heroic mission, daring rescue, escapades, leadership ...
Time: 18th century
Place: england, battleship, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, british intelligence, adventure, war, british colonial, ship, heroes, military life, leadership, undercover, save the world, danger ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943, 1930s
Place: india, asia, seaport, germany, portugal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.2
 462
Submarine X-1 (1968)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After losing a submarine and fifty crew in a battle with a German ship during WWII, a Royal Navy officer gets a second chance in a daring raid with midget subs.
Style: captivating, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: submarine, military, escapades, officers and cadets, heroic mission, power relations, soldier, heroes, leadership, military life, battles, ocean or sea ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: battleship, seaport
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
By the Will of Chingis Khan (2009)
Genre: History, War
Country: Mongolia, Russia, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Three childhood friends. Three sworn brothers. One was initiated into the sacrament and grew up to be a great shaman. The other two followed the path of war and the nation recognised them as leaders. But only one of them was to become the ruler of ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Plot: rise to the top, adventure, master warrior, escapades, ambition, war, battles, rivalry, military, leadership, heroes, mongol
Time: middle ages
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: exile, martial arts, desert, kidnapping, battle, master warrior, war, survival, samurai, heroic mission, chaos and mayhem, escapades ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: china, korea, hong kong, asia, mongolia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Related movie lists