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1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)
 6.4
 30K
1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, France, Spain
Duration: 154 min.
Story: 1492: Conquest of Paradise depicts Christopher Columbus’ discovery of The New World and his effect on the indigenous people.
Style: serious, exciting, atmospheric, realistic, epic, factual, inspirational, sexy, dramatic, visually appealing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventurer, conquistador, native americans, adventure, military, against the odds, state affairs, royal family, rebelliousness, obsessive quest, father son relationship, tribe, brother brother relationship, native american, renaissance, rebellion, culture clash, heroes, obsession, battles, native, fighting the system, escapades, society, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century, year 1941, 1500s
Place: spain, europe, haiti, caribbean, bahamas, west indies, latin america

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Most similar movies to 1492: Conquest of Paradise

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and epic films with plots about adventure, escapades, culture clash, heroes, catastrophe, betrayal and battles mostly in Drama, History and Adventure genres. Some movies like 1492: Conquest of Paradise: Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972), The Lost City of Z (2016), Kon-Tiki (2012), The Bounty (1984), The Mission (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Genoan navigator Christopher Columbus has a dream to find an alternative route to sail to the Indies, by traveling west instead of east, across the unchartered Ocean sea. After failing to find backing from the Portugese, he goes to the Spanish court ...
Style: serious, exciting, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: adventurer, adventure, against the odds, heroic mission, betrayal, intrigue, dishonesty, rebelliousness, ocean, royal family, storm, sword duel ...
Time: 15th century
Place: spain, portugal, europe, latin america, atlantic ocean ...
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100%
Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A few decades after the destruction of the Inca empire, a Spanish expedition leaves the mountains of Peru and goes down the Amazon river in search of gold and wealth. Soon, they come across great difficulties and Don Aguirre, a ruthless man who ...
Style: tense, bleak, atmospheric, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: expedition, amazon, gold, legends and myths, insanity, treasure hunt, obsession, amazon river, treasure, slavery, adventure, jungle ...
Time: 16th century
Place: peru, south america, latin america, spain, andes mountains
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Lost City of Z (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A true-life drama in the 1920s, centering on British explorer Col. Percy Fawcett, who discovered evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilazation in the Amazon and disappeared whilst searching for it.
Style: meditative, suspense, inspirational, factual, exciting ...
Plot: expedition, explorer, archaeology, tribe, lost city, journey, conquistador, jungle, world war one, obsession, courage, survival ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1910s, year 1954, 19th century ...
Place: south america, england, london, ireland, brazil ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 49K
Kon-Tiki (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Sweden
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The true story about legendary explorer Thor Heyerdahl and his epic crossing of the Pacific on a balsa wood raft in 1947, in an effort to prove it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times.
Style: harsh, realistic, exciting, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ocean, survival, adventurer, expedition, adventure, sea voyage, raft, obsessive quest, boat, escapades, fish, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1947 ...
Place: pacific ocean, peru, usa, south america, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.0
 27K
The Bounty (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA, New Zealand
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The familiar story of Lieutenant Bligh, whose cruelty leads to a mutiny on his ship. This version follows both the efforts of Fletcher Christian to get his men beyond the reach of British retribution, and the epic voyage of Lieutenant Bligh to get ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, serious, factual, intense ...
Plot: ship, island, betrayal, mutiny, murder, storm at sea, adventure, sea captain, escapades, navy, rebelliousness, military life ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1930s
Place: england, tahiti, europe, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 61K
The Mission (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: UK, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When a Spanish Jesuit goes into the South American wilderness to build a mission in the hope of converting the Indians of the region, a slave hunter is converted and joins his mission. When Spain sells the colony to Portugal, they are forced to ...
Style: epic, thought provoking, realistic, harsh, touching ...
Plot: clergy, slavery, mission, jungle, punishment, wilderness, hopes, peaceful mission, religions or cults, murder, interracial relations, native americans ...
Time: 18th century
Place: south america, brazil, argentina, portugal, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Christopher Columbus (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, West Germany, USA
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
Story: The epic mini-series tells the story of the legendary Italian-born explorer Diego de Geona Taino, later known as Christopher Columbus, from his birth in c.1450 Genoa, Italy, to his young adult years as an expert sailor and navigator who, with money ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, realistic, factual ...
Plot: expedition, conquistador, adventure, ambition, adventurer, inventions and discoveries, native americans, tragic hero, ocean, political intrigue, discovery, new world ...
Time: 15th century
Place: spain, portugal, europe, africa, atlantic ocean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 86K
The New World (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A drama about explorer John Smith and the clash between Native Americans and English settlers in the 17th century.
Style: touching, meditative, serious, lyrical, emotional ...
Plot: culture clash, chief, power of love, communication problem, new world, adventurer, colonialism, unlikely relationship, love triangle, princess, wilderness, fall in love ...
Time: 17th century
Place: virginia, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.4
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Danton (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Poland
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Danton and Robespierre were close friends and fought together in the French Revolution, but by 1793 Robespierre was France's ruler, determined to wipe out opposition with a series of mass executions that became known as the Reign of Terror. ...
Style: talky, epic, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: french revolution, revolution, political unrest, politics, idealism, rebellion, intrigue, death row, french history, fighting the system, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1780s, 1930s
Place: france, paris france, poland, europe, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Royal Hunt of the Sun (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The Spanish explorer Pizarro captures the Inca god-chief Atahualpa and promises to free him upon the delivery of a hoard of gold. But Pizarro finds himself torn between his desire for conquest and his sense of honor after friendship and respect ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, epic
Plot: conquistador, gold, rivalry, treasure hunt, adventurer, dishonesty, royal family, political unrest, leadership, obsessive quest, heroes, adventure ...
Time: 16th century
Place: peru, europe, latin america, spain, south america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 42K
Suffragette (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Based on true events about the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement who were forced underground to evade the State.
Style: captivating, factual, inspirational, bleak, visually appealing ...
Plot: fighting the system, women, feminism, feminist, rebellion, rebelliousness, gender, politics, adoption, prejudice, working class, idealism ...
Time: 1910s, 19th century, 20th century, year 1912, edwardian era
Place: england, london, europe, united kingdom, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Colossus of Rhodes (1961)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France, Spain
Duration: 127 min.
Story: While on holiday in Rhodes, Athenian war hero Darios becomes involved in two different plots to overthrow the tyrannical king, one from Rhodian patriots and the other from sinister Phoenician agents.
Style: epic, exciting, captivating, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disaster, rebellion, greek mythology, catastrophe, revolution, heroic mission, forces of nature, rebelliousness, state affairs, rivalry, heroes, soldier ...
Place: europe, greece, ancient greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: The Bounty leaves Portsmouth in 1787. Its destination: to sail to Tahiti and load bread-fruit. Captain Bligh will do anything to get there as fast as possible, using any means to keep up a strict discipline. When they arrive at Tahiti, it is like a ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, leadership, captain, mutiny, ocean, betrayal, ship, rebelliousness, military, sailboat, crew, tyrant ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1780s, 60s, 1930s ...
Place: tahiti, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Legend of Suriyothai (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Thailand
Duration: 142 min.
Story: During the 16th century, as Thailand contends with both a civil war and Burmese invasion, a beautiful princess rises up to help protect the glory of the Kingdom of Ayothaya. Based on the life of Queen Suriyothai.
Style: epic, exciting, realistic, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: battles, rivalry, betrayal, royal family, invasion, queen, adventure, tragic hero, politics, state affairs, dishonesty, escapades ...
Time: 16th century
Place: thailand, burma, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.9
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Cromwell (1970)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Disgusted with the policies of King Charles I, Oliver Cromwell plans to take his family to the New World. But on the eve of their departure, Cromwell is drawn into the tangled web of religion and politics that will result in the English Civil War.
Style: epic, realistic, serious, stylized, factual ...
Plot: battles, revolution, political unrest, military, politics, against the odds, royal family, intrigue, leadership, rivalry, rebellion, society ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 80s, 18th century
Place: england, ireland, europe, britain, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.5
 30K
Henry V (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Gritty adaption of William Shakespeare's play about the English King's bloody conquest of France.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: medieval, battles, war, honor, politics, king of england, royal family, mistress, military, state affairs, love and romance, tragedy ...
Time: 15th century
Place: france, europe, england, london, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.6
 15K
Luther (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, USA, Czech Republic, Italy
Duration: 123 min.
Story: During the early 16th Century idealistic German monk Martin Luther, disgusted by the materialism in the church, begins the dialogue that will lead to the Protestant Reformation.
Style: uplifting, touching, sincere, intellectual, biblical ...
Plot: christianity, rebellion, politics, clergy, state affairs, hypocrisy, sin, human spirit, idealism, catholicism, fighting the system, social decay ...
Time: 16th century, 1930s
Place: rome italy, germany, europe, vatican, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Australia, Spain
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s ...
Style: scenic, suspense, exciting, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: survival, ship, ocean, lost at sea, dangerous animal, sea, whale, shipwreck, adventure, starvation, against the odds, castaway ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 1850s, georgian era
Place: new england, south america, ecuador, pacific ocean, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 6.4
 591
El Dorado (1988)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 149 min.
Story: The story of an expedition down the Orinoco and Amazon rivers in 1560 by Spanish soldiers searching for the fabled city of gold, El Dorado.
Style: epic, serious, disturbing, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: jungle, conquering, treasure hunt, adventure, human nature, survival, on the road, obsessive quest, rebellion, legends and myths, escapades, leadership ...
Time: 16th century
Place: latin america, peru, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.9
 1K
Marco Polo (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 165 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, captivating, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: adventurer, heroes, heroic mission, dishonesty, hopes, rivalry, leadership, political unrest, culture clash, society, priest, survival ...
Time: 13th century, middle ages
Place: asia, china, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.5
 2K
Kenau (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Netherlands, Hungary, Belgium
Duration: 113 min.
Story: While she fights a heroic battle against the Spanish besieger with her female army, Kenau, driven by hate and sorrow of the execution of her youngest daughter, is threatened to also lose her eldest daughter, because her fear and pain are covered by ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating
Plot: battles, adventure, folk hero, leadership, escapades, heroes, military, strong female presence, soldier, swashbuckler, widow, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 16th century
Place: europe, holland, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When Queen Elizabeth's reign is threatened by ruthless familial betrayal and Spain's invading army, she and her shrewd adviser must act to safeguard to the lives of her people.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, epic, colourful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: queen elizabeth i, british history, queen, throne, head of state, royal family, monarchy, palace intrigue, political intrigue, politics, catholicism, state affairs ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 18th century, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: england, europe, spain, scotland, america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 2.7
 5K
Druids (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Belgium, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the year 60 B.C. a group of Druids, including the arch-druid Guttuart (Max von Sydow), witness the passing of a comet and interpret it as the sign of the coming of a king for their country Gaul, which has not had a king for a long time. Guttuart ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, epic, realistic ...
Plot: roman empire, battles, heroes, destiny, heroic mission, adventure, rise to the top, leadership, state affairs, betrayal, julius caesar, rivalry ...
Time: 1st century b.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Czech Republic, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: In 1429 a teenage girl from a remote French village stood before her King with a message she claimed came from God; that she would defeat the world's greatest army and liberate her country from its political and religious turmoil. Following her ...
Style: epic, captivating, rough, factual, realistic ...
Plot: battles, joan of arc, medieval, siege, religion, heroic mission, politics, betrayal, heroine, war, courage, rise and fall ...
Time: 15th century
Place: france, england, europe, paris france, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Charlton Heston stars as Renaissance artist Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564), who begrudgingly paints the Sistine Chapel for imperious Pope Julius II in this epic adaptation of Irvine Stone's novel ...
Style: epic, uplifting, serious, atmospheric, inspirational ...
Plot: renaissance, painter, genius, sculpture, architect, artist, painting, infidelity, historical figure, life & death, pope, hard labor ...
Time: 16th century, 60s
Place: italy, vatican, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.2
 2K
King David (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: This is a movie about the life of Israel's king David.
Style: epic, realistic, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Plot: ancient history, state affairs, rivalry, war, religions or cults, tragic hero, dishonesty, heroes, adventure, royal family, bible, historical event ...
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The 300 Spartans (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Essentially true story of how Spartan king Leonidas led an extremely small army of Greek Soldiers (300 of his personal body guards from Sparta) to hold off an invading Persian army now thought to have numbered 250,000.
Style: epic, serious, rough, exciting, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, soldier, battles, heroic mission, adventure, warrior, master warrior, chaos, chaos and mayhem, against the odds, leadership, greek ...
Time: 19th century, 60s, 18th century
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe, rome italy, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.8
 1K
Marco Polo (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, USA, Japan, China
Duration: 504 min.
TV show
Story: The life and experiences of the 13th-century explorer, who sought to connect the civilizations of China and Europe through trade.
Style: epic, stylized, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: explorer, battles, expedition, inventions and discoveries, escapades, ambition, society, adventure, heroes, obsessive quest, rivalry, state affairs ...
Time: 13th century, middle ages
Place: persia, china, mongolia, venice, tibet
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Gorillas in the Mist (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The story of Dian Fossey, a scientist who came to Africa to study the vanishing mountain gorillas, and later fought to protect them.
Style: sad, sincere, captivating, touching, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gorilla, jungle, extinction, environmentalism, mountain, human spirit, environmental, fighting the system, animals, obsessive quest, forces of nature, hunting ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1966
Place: africa, congo, rwanda
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
End of the Spear (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: "End of the Spear" is the story of Mincayani, a Waodani tribesman from the jungles of Ecuador. When five young missionaries, among them Jim Elliot and Nate Saint, are speared to death by the Waodani in 1956, a series of events unfold to ...
Style: emotional, tense, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, murder, family relations, battles, introspection, self discovery, crimes, parents and children, dealing with death, hopes, reconciliation, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 1940s, 50s
Place: ecuador, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%