Movies like The Gladiators

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The Gladiators (1969)
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The Gladiators (1969)
Original name: Gladiatorerna
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Sweden
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Some time in the future, East and West have stopped maintaining standing armies and nuclear weapons. Instead, to settle their differences they pit different teams of crack combat specialists against each other.
Style: thought provoking, serious, captivating, contemplative, stylized
Plot: soldier, military, war game, fictional game show, militant, contests and competitions, ambition, anti war, satire, intrigue, society, human nature, dishonesty, vestiges of humanity, rivalry, insubordination, computer system, control room, gladiator, politics, computer, politician, competition, television, murder ...
Time: 20th century, future
Place: europe, sweden

Most similar movies to The Gladiators

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, thought provoking and captivating films with plots about society, soldier, life is a bitch, military, state affairs, dishonesty and rebellion mostly in Drama, Sci-Fi and War genres. Some movies like The Gladiators: Under Electric Clouds (2015), Woundings (1998), Hard to Be a God (2013), Richard III (1995), Able Edwards (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Under Electric Clouds (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Russia, Ukraine, Poland
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Russia 2017. The world could be on the verge of a great war. People are anxious that things could fall apart. Evolving around an unfinished building, a diverse group of outsiders struggle to find their place in this rapidly changing society, making ...
Style: contemplative, atmospheric, serious, weird, melancholic ...
Plot: society, fish out of water, social relations, misfit, life, multiple storylines, loneliness, disorder, soldier, military, life is a bitch, village life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, near future
Place: russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.0
 331
Woundings (1998)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A government program is trying to entice women to go to a remote island and become companions to war-scarred soldiers.
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, futuristic, disturbing ...
Plot: island, war, military, soldier, romance, life is a bitch, battles, future dystopia, wartime life, anti war, hypocrisy, casual sex ...
Time: future, near future
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt? (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Approaching collapse, the nation's economy is quickly eroding. As crime and fear take over the countryside, the government continues to exert its brutal force against the nation's most productive who are mysteriously vanishing - leaving ...
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: society, politics, life is a bitch, dishonesty, rebellion, fighting the system, ambition, hopes, idealism, future dystopia, rebelliousness, human nature ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Hard to Be a God (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Russia
Duration: 177 min.
Story: A group of scientists is sent to the planet Arkanar to help the local civilization, which is in the Medieval phase of its own history, to find the right path to progress. Their task is a difficult one: they cannot interfere violently and in no case ...
Style: thought provoking, surreal, serious, offbeat, contemplative ...
Plot: distant planet, moral dilemma, human nature, society, fictional war, murder, distopia, scientist, ambush, archer, slavery, prime minister ...
Time: renaissance, middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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 7.4
 14K
Richard III (1995)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Shakespeare's Play transplanted into a 1930s setting.
Style: talky, atmospheric, stylized, witty, clever ...
Plot: royal family, betrayal, manipulation, murder, ambition, battles, politics, dictatorship, political intrigue, intrigue, corrupted ruler, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe, germany, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 5.1
 127
Able Edwards (2004)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The story of the clone of a famous entertainment mogul created to revive the glory days of his deceased predecessor's corporation. In the process of restoring reality entertainment to a synthetic, virtual world, the clone relizes he has yet to ...
Style: clever, bleak, stylized, serious, experimental ...
Plot: space station, outer space, cyberspace, workplace, workplace intrigue, society, life is a bitch, ambition, rivalry, boss and employee, top executive, cloning ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
An American Story (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: World War II has ended and many soldiers return to their houses and families. But three of them find themselves with big problems when they arrive at their home village.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, bleak, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: politics, soldier, world war two, state affairs, rebellion, military, dishonesty, society, fighting the system, battles, friends, political corruption ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
A Screaming Man (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Chad
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Present-day Chad. Adam, sixty something, a former swimming champion, is pool attendant at a smart N'Djamena hotel. When the hotel gets taken over by new Chinese owners, he is forced to give up his job to his son Abdel. Terribly resentful, he ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking, contemplative ...
Plot: hotel, political unrest, life is a bitch, military, ex athlete, parents and children, anti war, moral dilemma, dishonesty, soldier, introspection, fired from the job ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Return (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Back from a tour of duty, Kelli struggles to find her place in her family and the rust-belt town she no longer recognizes.
Style: realistic, captivating, thought provoking, contemplative, emotional ...
Plot: homecoming, introspection, soldier, redemption, human nature, small town, family problems, unfulfillment, military, child custody, hopes, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.7
 168
The 4 Soldiers (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A climate of civil war, a fight that has made them lose everything including their youth, four soldiers aged 13 to 20 years, will meet and build friendships. In the grip of an adult conflict, which they do not understand, Matéo, Dominique, Big Max ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: soldier, friendship, life is a bitch, social decay, wartime life, war, military, danger, society, youth, battles, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Coming Days (2010)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Welcome to 2020: The European Union has collapsed following the fourth Gulf War and massive barricades keep illegal immigrants out of cities that are barely functioning. In the middle of this highly volatile environment is the family of Walter ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: terrorism, political unrest, social decay, introspection, chaos and mayhem, dysfunctional family, future dystopia, danger, family problems, human nature, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
It Happened Here (1965)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, War
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: It is the Second World War. The Nazis have invaded Britain. There is a split between the resistance and those who prefer to collaborate with the invaders for a quiet life. The protagonist, a nurse, is caught in the middle.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, bleak, rough ...
Plot: world war two, fascism, battles, hospital, military, politics, distopia, german occupation, state affairs, soldier, war, against humanity ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1940, year 1945, year 1944 ...
Place: england, europe, madagascar, london, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Atlas Shrugged II: The Strike (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The global economy is on the brink of collapse. Brilliant creators, from artists to industrialists, continue to mysteriously disappear. Unemployment has risen to 24%. Gas is now $42 per gallon. Dagny Taggart, Vice President in Charge of Operations ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, serious, philosophical, twists and turns ...
Plot: fighting the system, ambition, rebellion, visionary, radical, idealism, rebelliousness, lifestyle, politics, workplace, political corruption, human spirit ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.2
 460
AFR (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Danmarks statsminister Anders Fogh Rasmussen er blevet myrdet. Den hovedmistænkte er statsministerens homoseksuelle elsker Emil. I tiden efter mordet møder vi en lang række af verdens politikere og magtfulde mennesker, fra Kofi Annan til Pia ...
Style: clever, serious, cynical, thought provoking, biting ...
Plot: assassination, dishonesty, society, state affairs, crimes, politics, campaign, satire, deadly, media, head of state, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.1
 67K
1984 (1984)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: George Orwell's novel of a totalitarian future society in which a man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love.
Style: thought provoking, futuristic, disturbing, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: future dystopia, distopia, brainwashing, totalitarianism, fascism, against humanity, politics, society, fall in love, dishonesty, life is a bitch, betrayal ...
Time: future, 80s, 20th century, year 1984, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Battle of Culloden (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 69 min.
Story: Culloden is a 1964 docudrama written and directed by Peter Watkins for BBC TV. It portrays the 1746 Battle of Culloden that resulted in the British Army's destruction of the Scottish Jacobite uprising and, in the words of the narrator, ...
Style: rough, captivating, thought provoking, serious, realistic
Plot: battles, soldier, reenactment, battle, society, war, state affairs, rebellion, hapless soldier, militant, power relations, military ...
Time: 18th century
Place: scotland, england, europe, scottish highlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.3
 742
Adelheid (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the aftermath of World War II, a former Czech soldier takes charge of a manor formerly owned by a German family. He falls in love with the daughter, who is now a maid, and is forced to confront the stress between his love and his conscience when ...
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, atmospheric, serious
Plot: military, forbidden love, military life, estate, new wave, haunted by the past, society, anti war, soldier, world war two, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: germany, czech republic, czechoslovakia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.6
 289
Orange Honey (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Portugal
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Andalusia in the fifties. Enrique and Carmen just meet and fall deeply in love. Carmen gets him to stay in military service in a court of the city. Enrique, in view of the injustices he witnesses every day, realizes that to change the course of ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: soldier, life turned upside down, rebelliousness, moral dilemma, fighting the system, against the rules, rebellion, legal, society, military, state affairs, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: spain, andalusia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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The Flight of the Swan (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Alexis is an explosive personality, passionate about life, humanity, nature, love and beauty. That is until the breakneck rhythm, intensity, stress and convolutions of career and economic success shatter him, alienating him from everyone and ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, captivating, bleak
Plot: ambition, rise to the top, friendship, idealism, obsession, dishonesty, rivalry, society, intrigue, family relations, love, dangerous animal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Mi mejor enemigo (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Chile, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After losing their bearings, a group of Chilean soldiers learns some lessons about their enemy's humanity in this dark comedy set during the 1970s war between Chile and Argentina. Digging in where they are, the troop soon discovers a nearby ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, tragicomedy, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: military, soldier, friendship, anti war, culture clash, human nature, society, patrol, island, border, rivalry, military life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: chile, argentina, latin america, patagonia, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Point of Honor (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
Story: At the start of the Civil War, a prominent Virginia family makes the controversial decision to defend the South while freeing all of their slaves, pitting the family against one another and testing their strength, courage and love.
Style: stylized, captivating, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: american civil war, parents and children, family problems, family relations, soldier, siblings relations, military, civil war
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.9
 585
Target (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Russia
Duration: 158 min.
Story: In the year 2020, a group of wealthy Moscovites travel to an abandoned astrophysics complex, rumoured to have enough power to halt the process of aging.
Style: thought provoking, atmospheric, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: family relations, obsession, aging, human nature, couples, elderly, escapades, utopia, youth, social differences, society, fountain of youth ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2020s
Place: russia, kazakhstan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Atlas Shrugged: Part I (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A powerful railroad executive, Dagny Taggart, struggles to keep her business alive while society is crumbling around her. Based on the 1957 novel by Ayn Rand.
Style: thought provoking, serious, captivating, stylized, futuristic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: political corruption, politics, totalitarianism, idealism, human spirit, society, workplace, workplace intrigue, hopes, ambition, dishonesty, fighting the system ...
Time: future, year 2016, year 2017
Place: usa, colorado, new york, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Hearts & Minds (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Conscription has been introduced in Britain. Across the country, young people are being called upon to serve the nation in another reactionary Middle-Eastern conflict. They face war on a scale not seen in any of their lifetimes. hearts & minds ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: wartime life, introspection, life is a bitch, military, soldier, conscription, war on terror, youth, protest, fictional war
Time: 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Little Traitor (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Based on the novel "Panther in the Basement" by the world-renowned author, Amos Oz, the movie takes place in Palestine in 1947, just a few months before Israel becomes a state. Proffy Liebowitz, a militant yet sensitive eleven year old ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, sentimental, thought provoking ...
Plot: friendship, child as main character, rebellion, military, friends, soldier, state affairs, man boy relationship, child protagonist, british military, teaching the ways of the world, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1977, year 1947
Place: israel, middle east, london, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.5
 2K
Corporate (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Two corporate giants compete in order to recklessly maximize their respective profits.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, thought provoking
Plot: rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, workplace, politics, society, ambition, corporate world, business ethics, corporate executive, boardroom, workplace situations, blind ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.7
 195
Labrador (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A desolate, windswept island. Stella and Oskar, a young couple, visit Stella's father Nathan who lives alone with his labrador. Stella is pregnant and looking forward to having a baby, but Oskar appears to have doubts. When Oskar falls prey to ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, captivating, contemplative, tense ...
Plot: family relations, rivalry, intrigue, couples, dishonesty, pregnancy, couple relations, manipulation, island, pets, manipulations, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.7
 377
Going Home (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Belgium, Indonesia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Johan Ten Berghe joins the Dutch army when the Dutch East Indies unilaterally declare independence as Indonesia. He initiates his naive driver Twan in life in the East, having grown up there as son of colonial official Hendrik, now missing. Their ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, non-linear, touching ...
Plot: soldier, rebellion, rivalry, war, society, military, best friends, culture clash, military life, friends, revolution, male friendship ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 40s, 20th century
Place: asia, indonesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Brave New World (1998)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In a futuristic totalitarian society, people have no control of their lives or their destiny.
Style: futuristic, bleak, atmospheric, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: genetic engineering, distopia, helicopter, utopia, love and romance, society, state affairs, danger, life is a bitch, rescue, government agency, social differences ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Shame (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Ingmar Bergman's psychological study of how humans react in a situation of war. The film takes place on Gotland, where invasion forces arrives.
Style: psychological, bleak, biting, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: island, soldier, war, civil war, politics, betrayal, on the run, crumbling marriage, introspection, political unrest, survival, countryside ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: scandinavia, eastern europe, sweden, israel, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%