Movies and TV shows like Vinland Saga

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Vinland Saga (2019)
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Vinland Saga (2019)
Original name: ヴィンランド・サガ
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: For a thousand years, the Vikings have made quite a name and reputation for themselves as the strongest families with a thirst for violence. Thorfinn, the son of one of the Vikings' greatest warriors, spends his boyhood in a battlefield enhancing his skills in his adventure to redeem his most-desired revenge after his father was murdered.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, captivating, exciting, rough, epic, seinen, saga
Audience: boys' night
Plot: norse mythology, battles, sea battle, war, power struggle, viking, intrigue, adventure, warrior, vandalism, legends and myths, leader, courage, tough heroes, exploration, revenge, massacre, parents and children, mutilation, folk hero, violence, ocean, conflict, fencing, drastic change of life ...
Place: scandinavia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, serious, captivating and suspenseful films and TV series with plots about adventure, danger, heroes, rivalry, escapades, battles and violence mostly in Animation, Action and Adventure genres. Some movies like Vinland Saga: Berserk (1997), Vikings (2013), Kingdom (2012), Drifters (2016), Dororo (2019). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Duration: 23 min.
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Audience: teens
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Vikings (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Ireland, Canada
Duration: 44 min.
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Story: Vikings follows the adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok, the greatest hero of his age. The series tells the sagas of Ragnar's band of Viking brothers and his family, as he rises to become King of the Viking tribes. As well as being a fearless ...
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Audience: boys' night
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Time: middle ages, 8th century, 9th century, 7th century
Place: scandinavia, europe, iceland
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Kingdom (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
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Story: Kingdom (2012) In the Warring States Period of ancient China (475-221 BCE), Shin and Hyou are war-orphans in the kingdom of Qin. They dream of one day proving themselves on the battlefield. One day, however, Hyou is taken to the palace by a ...
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Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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Story: Shimazu Toyohisa is a real-life samurai who fought in the pivotal Battle of Sekigahara. In his dying moments, Shimazu is transported to a world of magic with other famous warriors throughout history. These warriors are forced to fight each other in ...
Style: exciting, suspense, disturbing, captivating, suspenseful
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Dororo (2019)
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Duration: 30 min.
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Story: A samurai lord has bartered away his newborn son's organs to forty-eight demons in exchange for dominance on the battlefield. Yet, the abandoned infant survives thanks to a medicine man who equips him with primitive prosthetics—lethal ones ...
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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A young priestess has formed her first adventuring party, but almost immediately they find themselves in distress. It's the Goblin Slayer who comes to their rescue—a man who's dedicated his life to the extermination of all goblins, by ...
Style: bloody, brutal, rough, suspenseful, erotic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
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Hakuouki (2010)
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Duration: 25 min.
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Story: Yukimura Chizuru is the daughter of a doctor who works in Edo; her father leaves Edo to work as a volunteer doctor and moves to Kyoto without his daughter. As time passes by, Chizuru starts worrying about losing contact with her father, so she ...
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100%
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Duration: 45 min.
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Story: The protagonist, Baki Hanma, trains with an intense focus to become strong enough to surpass his father, Yujiro Hanma, the strongest fighter in the world. Five of the world's most violent and brutal death row inmates are gathering to face Baki. ...
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