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The Horde (2012)
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The Horde (2012)
Original name: Орда
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 129 min.
Story: It is the word "horde" that had meant, for many countries and nations, bloody raids and being under humilating contribution for centuries - a strange and scary world with its own rules and customs. To be or not to be for Rus (Ruthenia), that is the price of the one-man mission as he is departing to this world to accomplish a feat. The film tells the story of how Saint Alexius, the Metropolitan of Moscow and Wonderworker of All Russia, healed the Tatar Queen Taidula, Jani-Beg's mother, from blindness, in 1357
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, epic, captivating
Plot: ambition, hopes, danger, imaginary, escapades, royal court, curses spells and rituals, gory, evil empire, rise and fall, unfulfillment, murder, miraculous event, conquering, horde, wizards and magicians, graphic violence, left to die, forced into action, prince, magician, slave, church, suicide attempt, ruler ...
Time: 14th century, middle ages
Place: russia, asia, mongolia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and epic films with plots about heroes, state affairs, rivalry, ambition, society, battles and leadership mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like The Horde: Tsar (2009), Queen of the Mountains (2014), A Viking Saga: Son of Thor (2008), Rasputin (1996), Raspoutine (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Tsar (2009)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In 16th-century Russia in the grip of chaos, Ivan the Terrible strongly believes he is vested with a holy mission. Believing he can understand and interpret the signs, he sees the Last Judgment approaching. He establishes absolute power, cruelly ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, bleak, stylized, contemplative ...
Plot: clergy, leadership, russian history, head of state, political unrest, corrupted ruler, ambition, dishonesty, royal court, rebelliousness, political corruption, society ...
Time: 16th century
Place: russia
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100%
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: exciting, captivating, serious, epic, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, conquering, ambition, heroes, leadership, adventure, betrayal, escapades, rivalry, rise to the top, haunted by the past, master warrior ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century, 13th century
Place: mongolia, asia
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100%
Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan (2007)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Russia, Germany, Kazakhstan
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The story recounts the early life of Genghis Khan, a slave who went on to conquer half the world in the 11th century.
Style: epic, realistic, captivating, stylized, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conquering, battles, leadership, monk, battle, king, escape, ambition, leader, historical character, rise to the top, power struggle ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: mongolia, asia, china
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100%
Queen of the Mountains (2014)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Kyrgyzstan
Duration: 135 min.
Story: At a time when most females in Asia possess little or no power over their lives, headstrong Kurmanjan Datka defies her family's authority -- and ultimately becomes the ruler of her native Kyrgyzstan region.
Style: exciting, captivating, realistic, serious, epic
Plot: leadership, escapades, heroes, rivalry, rise to the top, ruler, strong female presence, mother son relationship, mountain, animal abuse, mother, russian empire
Time: 19th century
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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A Viking Saga: Son of Thor (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Denmark, USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Drama set in the viking age, Helgi witnesses the destruction of his village and narrowly escapes to his uncle Rurik who raises him like his son. Many years later he meets the people responsible for his parents death and someone he never expected to ...
Style: captivating, saga, exciting, serious, tense ...
Plot: viking, battles, vengeance, adventure, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, escapades, love and romance, murder, paganism, vikings, danger ...
Time: middle ages, 9th century
Place: europe, denmark, scandinavia
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100%
Hannibal: Rome's Worst Nightmare (2006)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: It is 200 years before the birth of Christ and Rome is the new superpower of the ancient world. She believes she is invincible - but one man is destined to change that. He is a man bound by oath to avenge the wrongs inflicted on his home and, in ...
Style: captivating, realistic, exciting, serious, epic
Plot: roman empire, conquering, battles, leadership, heroes, soldier, vengeance, danger, rivalry, war, elephant, military ...
Time: ancient history
Place: europe, rome italy, alps, spain
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67%
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Rasputin (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Into an era seething with war and revolution, a man comes with an incredible power to heal a nation...or destroy it. Based on the true story of one of the most powerful and mysterious figures in Russian history.
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: murder, society, rise and fall, revolution, monk, cure, visionary, rebelliousness, royal family, unfulfillment, state affairs, clergy ...
Time: edwardian era, year 1916
Place: russia
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76%
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Raspoutine (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A group of Russian noblemen want to maintain the monarchy and plan to kill Rasputin.
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, atmospheric, non-linear
Plot: rise to the top, empress, ambition, rise and fall, russian history, political intrigue, royal court, society, state affairs, clergy, battles, battle ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1900s
Place: russia, europe, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg
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66%
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Kingdom of Conquerors (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: China, Japan, South Korea
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In the 1200s, a man arose whose ruthlessness was so feared, he emerged as the greatest empire builder ever known to mankind. Inspired by true historical events.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: conquering, heroes, danger, rivalry, sword fight, genghis khan, violence, martial arts, kung fu
Time: 13th century, middle ages
Place: mongolia, asia
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65%
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Rasputin (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Details the life of the Russian monk Rasputin. The film shows his rise to power and how it corrupted him. His sexual perversions and madness ultimatly leads to his gruesome assasination.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, atmospheric, thought provoking ...
Plot: assassination, clergy, intrigue, royal family, russian history, ambition, tragic hero, psychopath, betrayal, revolution, royal court, murder ...
Time: 1910s, year 1916, year 1917
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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61%
The Gospel of John (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A word for word depiction of the life of Jesus Christ from the Good News Translation Bible as recorded in the Gospel of John.
Style: serious, atmospheric, epic
Plot: miraculous event, clergy, tragic hero, idealism, false accusation, heroic mission, human spirit, hopes, rise and fall, leadership, ambition, betrayal ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history
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59%
King of the Sands (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Syria
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A daring, compelling and controversial take on the life of prince Abdulaziz Al Saud (Ibn Saud), founder of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Style: realistic, epic, serious, captivating
Plot: conquering, ruler, leadership, head of state, against the odds, rebellion, battles, state affairs, rise to the top, rebelliousness, ambition, dishonesty ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: saudi arabia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Three Suns (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The plague hits medieval Sweden.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating
Plot: plague, escapades, danger, obsessive quest, on the road, medieval, strong female presence, woman in danger, adventure, painter, opium, church ...
Time: 14th century, middle ages
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Gagarin: First in Space (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The film is dedicated to the first steps of mankind on the path of space exploration and direct the fate of the first cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. The main motif - the fight for the right to be first: the competition in the first cosmonaut, competition ...
Style: realistic, uplifting, exciting, serious, captivating
Plot: outer space, russian history, space travel, spacecraft, folk hero, rise to the top, follow your dream, ambition, workplace, escapades, space race, space mission ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: russia, ussr, soviet union
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53%
King of Kings (1961)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 168 min.
Story: Who is Jesus, and why does he impact all he meets? He is respected and reviled, emulated and accused, beloved, betrayed, and finally crucified. Yet that terrible fate would not be the end of the story.
Style: epic, biblical, serious, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: redemption, betrayal, jesus, tragic hero, state affairs, political unrest, heroic mission, injustice, christianity, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, dishonesty ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history, ancient times, 1st century b.c.
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem, egypt, israel ...
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52%
God Loves Caviar (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, 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: serious, captivating, realistic, stylized
Plot: revolution, pirate, political intrigue, ambition, state affairs, idealism, political unrest, imperialism, dishonesty, rise to the top, society, politics ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 2010s
Place: greece, russia, europe, hellas, athens greece
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48%
John Wycliffe: The Morning Star (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: This affecting biography chronicles the life and times of prominent European philosopher John Wycliffe, who was the first to translate the Bible into English. The 14th century, Oxford University scholar often found himself caught between opposing ...
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting
Plot: reformation, clergy, translator, against the rules, rivalry, religions or cults, injustice, rich and poor, human spirit, ambition, fighting the system, heroes ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 183 min.
Story: Biography of the last Russian Monarch, Tsar Nicholas II and his Tsarina, Alexandra.Czar Nicholas II, the inept monarch of Russia, insensitive to the needs of his people, is overthrown and exiled to Siberia with his family.
Style: epic, realistic, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: czar, royal family, russian revolution, russian history, politics, rise and fall, state affairs, rebellion, political unrest, rebelliousness, family relations, world war one ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 90s, edwardian era
Place: russia, siberia, crimea
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Friends of Jesus - Thomas (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Jesus is taken off the cross at Golgotha, THOMAS arrives there. Like most of the other disciples, he had worriedly taken refuge with friends in Jerusalem after Jesus's arrest. After Jesus's burial, the disciples decide to leave ...
Style: biblical, captivating, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: redemption, clergy, tragic hero, miraculous event, go public, religions or cults, supernatural, hopes, society, leadership, destiny, jesus christ ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Northmen: A Viking Saga (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Switzerland, Germany, South Africa
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A band of Vikings cross enemy lines and a panicked race begins. The losers will pay with their lives.
Style: stylized, rough, atmospheric, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vikings, viking, battles, survival, escapades, adventure, ship, battle, brutality, murder, betrayal, forest ...
Time: middle ages, 9th century
Place: scandinavia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Macbeth (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A ruthlessly ambitious Scottish lord siezes the throne with the help of his scheming wife and a trio of witches.
Style: atmospheric, disturbing, bleak, serious, captivating ...
Plot: murder, betrayal, ambition, ghost, rise and fall, prophecy, rise to power, throne, tragic hero, rivalry, supernatural ability, heroes ...
Time: 11th century, middle ages, 70s
Place: scotland, england, europe
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44%
Jeanne la Pucelle I - Les batailles (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France
Duration: 160 min.
Story: A part of Joan of Arc's life. At the beginning, Jeanne (Joan) has already left Domremy, she is trying to convince a captain to escort her to the Dauphin. It ends during Jeanne's first battle, at Orleans. Meanwhile, Jeanne is depicted more ...
Style: emotional, epic, gloomy, captivating, serious ...
Plot: joan of arc, battles, folk hero, rise and fall, state affairs, war, military, heroes, ambition, strong female presence, death row, religions or cults ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages
Place: france
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44%
The Liberator (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Venezuela, Spain
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Bolívar was instrumental in Latin America’s struggle for independence from the Spanish Empire, and is today considered one of the most influential politicians and emancipators in American history. Libertador is told from the viewpoint of ...
Style: captivating, epic, serious, tense, exciting ...
Plot: revolution, revolutionary, battles, rebellion, war, military, leadership, state affairs, ambition, folk hero, leader, freedom ...
Time: 18th century, 1820s, 19th century
Place: latin america, venezuela, andes mountains, paris france, spain ...
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44%
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Francesco (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The life of St. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226) as related by followers who gather after his death to tell stories so that Leone can record them: a privileged and virile youth, a prisoner of war, an heir who turns away from his father and gives all to ...
Style: emotional, bleak, serious, factual, captivating ...
Plot: saint, hopes, clergy, religions or cults, society, starting over, religion, historical event, monk, redemption, social differences, miraculous event ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century, 12th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Nomad: The Warrior (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Kazakhstan, France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The Nomad is a historical epic set in 18th-century Kazakhstan. The film is a fictionalised account of the youth and coming-of-age of Ablai Khan, as he grows and fights to defend the fortress at Hazrat-e Turkestan from Dzungar invaders.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, epic
Plot: nomad, battles, tragic hero, heroic mission, folk hero, leadership, rivalry, political unrest, rise and fall, ambition, danger, state affairs ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1800s
Place: kazakhstan, asia
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43%
The Assassins (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: China
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the year 198 BC, Cao Cao (Chow Yun Fat), Prime Minister of the Han Dynasty, ventured to the east and defeated China's greatest warrior Lu Bu, terrifying every ambitious warlord across the country. Several years later, after taking the Han ...
Style: exciting, serious, epic, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: hidden identity, adventure, assassin, political conspiracy, rivalry, political intrigue, state affairs, deadly, assassination, assassination attempt, head of state, graphic violence ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the rise and fall of poker legend Stu "The Kid" Ungar.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, suspense, contemplative ...
Plot: gambling, rivalry, ambition, human spirit, rise and fall, hopes, sport, tragic hero, life is a bitch, addiction, poker, gambler ...
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Book of Daniel (2013)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Taken into slavery after the fall of Jerusalem in 605 B.C., Daniel is forced to serve the most powerful king in the world, King Nebuchadnezzar. Faced with imminent death, Daniel proves himself a trusted Advisor and is placed among the king's ...
Style: biblical, captivating, serious, inspirational, suspense ...
Plot: religious, miraculous event, conquering, escapades, hopes, heroes, oracle, confined, society, old testament, exile, kingdom ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Rob Roy (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In the highlands of Scotland in the 1700s, Rob Roy tries to lead his small town to a better future, by borrowing money from the local nobility to buy cattle to herd to market. When the money is stolen, Rob is forced into a Robin Hood lifestyle to ...
Style: exciting, captivating, emotional, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: violent man, rivalry, folk hero, adventure, vengeance, against the odds, graphic violence, danger, righting the wronged, legends and myths, life philosophy, outlaw ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands, england
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41%
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Barabbas (1961)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Epic account of the thief Barabbas, who was spared crucifixion when Pilate manipulated the crowd into pardoning him, rather than Jesus. Struggling with his spirituality, Barabbas goes through many ordeals leading him to the gladiatorial arena, where ...
Style: epic, biblical, exciting, serious, captivating ...
Plot: sword and sandal, redemption, jesus christ, jesus, religions or cults, haunted by the past, human spirit, betrayal, hopes, tragic hero, clergy, heroes ...
Time: 1st century
Place: rome italy, middle east, europe, holy land, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%