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The Favorite (1989)
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The Favorite (1989)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA, Switzerland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A French girl is kidnapped and sold as slave to the sultan of the Ottoman Empire.
Style: epic, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: sultan, harem, confined, love and romance, royal family, intrigue, royal court, society, head of state, rivalry, dehumanization, state affairs, pirate, stockholm syndrome, kidnapping, loss of innocence, son, white slavery, culture clash, woman in danger, human rights
Time: 19th century
Place: turkey, ottoman empire

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, exciting and suspenseful films with plots about adventure, escapades, rivalry, heroes, state affairs, danger and dishonesty mostly in Adventure, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like The Favorite: Tai-Pan (1986), Angelique and the Sultan (1968), Follow the River (1995), 13 Assassins (1963), Klondike Fever (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Tai-Pan (1986)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The film begins following the British victory of the first Opium War and the seizure of Hong Kong. Although the island is largely uninhabited and the terrain unfriendly, it has a large port that both the British government and various trading ...
Style: realistic, serious, epic
Plot: british colonial, rivalry, interracial relations, historical event, adventure, society, heroes, master warrior, ocean, uninhibited rivalry, culture clash, martial arts ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1840s
Place: china, hong kong, asia, europe, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Angelique and the Sultan (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Romance
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This film finds Angélique in a North African Muslim kingdom where she is now part of the Sultan's harem. The first part of the film consist of her angrily refusing to be bedded as well as their trying to literally beat some sense into her. It ...
Style: exciting, realistic, semi serious, stylized
Plot: sultan, adventurer, adventure, harem, daring rescue, heroes, woman in danger, reunion, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual content, sexual abuse, female protagonist ...
Time: 17th century
Place: morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Incredible Adventures of Marco Polo (1998)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Ukraine, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In this globe-trotting adventure, Marco Polo (Don Diamont) plays the famous 13th Century explorer who sets out from Italy to find his missing father, and along the way finds danger, excitement, and amazing discoveries at every turn. The supporting ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, sentimental, epic
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, danger, good versus evil, state affairs, obsessive quest, rivalry, dishonesty, romance, rescue, master warrior, world spanning, heroes ...
Time: 13th century, middle ages
Place: asia, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Follow the River (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Mary Ingles is pregnant when she and her two sons are captured from their homestead in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains by Shawnee Indians. Her husband, Will, narrowly escapes death during the attack. Impressed by her grace under the pressure of ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, epic
Plot: native american white relationships, survival, kidnapping, wilderness, danger, americana, captivity, culture clash, colonialism, missing person, heroes, society ...
Time: 18th century
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 7.5
 830
13 Assassins (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A group of assassins come together for a suicide mission to kill an evil lord.
Style: rough, suspenseful, epic, stylized, exciting ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, assassination, adventure, state affairs, deadly, escapades, rivalry, heroes, uninhibited rivalry, graphic violence, against the odds ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.6
 137
Klondike Fever (1980)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Canada
Duration: 119 min.
Story: This movie chronicles Jack London's epic journey from San Francisco to the Klondike gold fields in 1898.
Style: atmospheric, exciting, semi serious, realistic
Plot: heroes, adventure, society, clergy, danger, escapades, survival, wilderness, friends, graphic violence, dog sled, card playing ...
Time: 1890s, 19th century
Place: alaska, england, london, yukon
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Saul and David (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: David of Bethlehem slays the giant and becomes a rival to King Saul.
Style: stylized, epic, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: battles, folk hero, state affairs, rivalry, betrayal, dishonesty, political unrest, friendship, infidelity, royal family, legends and myths, friends ...
Time: ancient history
Place: middle east, holy land, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Richard The Lionheart (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: King Henry II tests the loyalty and honor of his son Richard sending him to a secret castle known as the Knight's Martyr. There, the Prince must fight against adversaries representing the virtues of a knight.
Style: exciting, epic, serious, realistic
Plot: escapades, royal family, survival, rivalry, aging, danger, contests and competitions, state affairs, parents and children, fight to the death, sword and sorcery, king ...
Time: 21st century, middle ages, contemporary, 12th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Where the River Runs Black (1986)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An orphaned boy who was raised in the Amazon jungle is brought back to civilization by a priest who knows his father.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: jungle, dolphins, priest, feral child, legends and myths, murder, adoption, culture clash, americana, society, adventure, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: brazil, south america, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 3.5
 671
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, dishonesty, adventurer, adventure, rivalry, love and romance, political unrest, romance, master warrior, manhunt ...
Time: 16th century
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 4.0
 80
Tusks (1988)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Roger Singh is an animal poacher with hate in his heart, and revenge on his mind. Embittered by a recent stint in prison, Singh returns to the forbidden ivory trade only to lock horns with new game warden and former friend Mark Smith, whose ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Plot: rivalry, adventure, animal life, tent, female nudity, monkey, naked woman, woman in bathtub, poacher, ladies man, revenge, ex convict ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Revenge of the Gladiators (1964)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 454 A.D. barbarians led by the Vandal king, Genseri, besiege Rome which is ruled by the ineffectual Valentinian III and his wife, Calpurnia. The Roman general Ezio manages to temporarily halt the Vandals' advance. Now arriving on the scene ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: battles, intrigue, escapades, corrupted ruler, rivalry, soldier, state affairs, wedding, adventure, dishonesty, leadership, heroes ...
Time: ancient history, 5th century
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 427
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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, pirate, crimes, soldier, adventure, corrupted ruler, confined, escapades, adventurer, rivalry, heroes, ocean or sea ...
Time: 18th century
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
God Loves Caviar (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, History
Country: Greece, Russia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The true-life, stranger-than-fiction tale of eighteenth-century Greek pirate turned merchant Ioannis Varvakis, who rose from humble beginnings to become the head of one of the largest mercantile empires in Europe.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: revolution, pirate, ambition, political intrigue, dishonesty, imperialism, idealism, rise to the top, state affairs, political unrest, hopes, rebellion ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 2010s
Place: greece, europe, russia, hellas, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Man in the Iron Mask (1977)
Genre: Adventure, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of Louis XIV of France and his attempts to keep his identical twin brother Philippe imprisoned away from sight and knowledge of the public, and Philippe's rescue by the aging Musketeers, led by D'Artagnan.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: twins, musketeer, adventurer, intrigue, adventure, betrayal, corrupted ruler, partners against crime, rivalry, dishonesty, buddies, daring rescue ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.0
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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: epic, atmospheric, exciting, captivating, serious ...
Plot: adventurer, heroic mission, heroes, rivalry, danger, hopes, dishonesty, leadership, culture clash, political unrest, society, priest ...
Time: 13th century, middle ages
Place: asia, china, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Jacquou the Rebel (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In 1815, young Jacquou lives an idyllic peasant life with his parents in the Périgord region of France. But one day, his childhood happiness is cruelly ended when his father is arrested, after a dispute with the arrogant Count de Nansac. With ...
Style: sincere, realistic, atmospheric, serious, captivating ...
Plot: vengeance, young lovers, forbidden love, haunted by the past, rivalry, adventure, orphan, rich and poor, love and romance, rebelliousness, injustice, social differences ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.3
 366
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, epic, gloomy ...
Plot: politics, royal family, love affair, love and romance, crimes, political intrigue, political conspiracy, ambition, state affairs, royal court, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 16th century
Place: spain, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 6.2
 812
Caravans (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History
Country: Iran, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: This epic adventure-drama based on James Michener's best-selling novel concerns a young American embassy official who is sent into the Middle-Eastern desert to find the missing daughter of a US Senator. The young woman has left her husband, a ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, epic ...
Plot: desert, chases and races, danger, rescue, society, escapades, heroes, adventure, misfit, woman in danger, culture clash, track down ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1948
Place: middle east, iran, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.4
 1K
17 Miracles (2011)
Genre: Adventure, History
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: As part of the Willie Handcart Company, Levi Savage (Jasen Wade) feared that leaving late in the season would lead to despair and death. What he came to find out is that for every tragedy, there is a multitude of miracles. Based on unbelievable ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, suspenseful, contemplative
Plot: miraculous event, hardship, destiny, society, adventure, hopes, religions or cults, immigrants, journey, mormon, hunger, latter day saints ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Prisoner of Zenda (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Anthony Hope's classic tale gets a decidedly 'un-classic' treatment at the hands of Peter Sellers. Following the story somewhat, friends of the new King Rudolph of Ruritania fear for his life, and switch him with a look-a-like London ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, exciting, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: kidnapping, sword fight, misfit partners, rivalry, state affairs, hidden identity, rescue, romance, love and romance, partners, head of state, escapades ...
Time: 70s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.7
 403
Winterhawk (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Smallpox plagues Chief Winterhawk's tribe. He seeks cure from the white men, who in turn, in fear of getting the smallpox, kill two of his companions. Winterhawk comes back to kidnap a girl and her brother from the white men's settlement, ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, adventure, hostages, betrayal, crimes, danger, opposites attract, rescue, society, hostage, heroes, deadly ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Wind and the Lion (1975)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: At the beginning of the 20th century an American woman is abducted in Morocco by Berbers. The attempts to free her range from diplomatic pressure to military intervention.
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, realistic, intense ...
Plot: desert, kidnapping, politics, rescue, hostage, confined, hostages, missing person, woman in danger, ransom, danger, daring rescue ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 90s, 1930s
Place: morocco, washington d.c., africa, usa, north africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Sharpe's Battle (1995)
Genre: Adventure
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
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, realistic, serious, captivating, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, escapades, adventure, rivalry, war, state affairs, soldier, adventurer, heroes, behind enemy lines, tough heroes, officers and cadets ...
Time: 19th century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The King's Guard (2000)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A princess falls in love with her father's swordsman.
Style: semi serious, exciting, captivating, light, feel good
Audience: boys' night
Plot: princess, adventurer, danger, rivalry, wooing, royal family, escapades, state affairs, betrayal, love interest, good versus evil, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.2
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Kidnapped (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Scottish orphan David Balfour (Lawrence Douglas) is betrayed by his wicked uncle Ebeneezer (Donald Pleasance), who arranges for David to be kidnapped and sold into slavery so that Unk can claim his inheritance. The boy is rescued and befriended by ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: intrigue, ship, kidnapping, adventure, escapades, betrayal, danger, rescue, orphan, dishonesty, rivalry, adventurer ...
Time: 18th century
Place: scotland, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.2
 2K
The Way West (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the mid-19th century, Senator William J. Tadlock leads a group of settlers overland in a quest to start a new settlement in the Western US. Tadlock is a highly principled and demanding taskmaster who is as hard on himself as he is on those who ...
Style: captivating, rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, native american, adventure, against the odds, americana, on the road, fish out of water, culture clash, obnoxious boss, rivalry, father son relationship, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: missouri, oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Huckleberry Finn (1975)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Huckleberry Finn, a rambuctious boy adventurer chafing under the bonds of civilization, escapes his humdrum world and his selfish, plotting father by sailing a raft down the Mississippi River. Accompanying him is Jim, a slave running away from being ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, family, escapades, coming of age, on the run, mischievous children, chases and races, disorder, friends, interracial relations, racism, americana ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Sharpe's Eagle (1993)
Genre: Adventure
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
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: realistic, serious, captivating, exciting, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, military, battles, heroes, soldier, escapades, war, state affairs, rebellion, military life, wartime life, vengeance ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.8
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Hayabusa (2011)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Japan
Story: May 9, 2003 - The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launches its unmanned spacecraft Hayabusa into orbit. Its mission is to collect samples from a near Earth asteroid named 25143 Itokawa. Hayabusa is scheduled to make contact with the ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: spacecraft, mission gone awry, adventure, workplace, save the day, race against time, space travel, danger, outer space, asteroid, space and aliens, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%