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1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)
 6.5
 27K
1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: 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, dramatic, based on true events, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventurer, adventure, military, against the odds, state affairs, royal family, obsessive quest, danger, native americans, rebelliousness, father son relationship, tribe, brother brother relationship, period piece, first contact, rebellion, culture clash, heroes, obsession, battles, inventions and discoveries, fighting the system, native, society, dishonesty ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century, year 1941, renaissance, 1500s
Place: spain, europe, haiti, bahamas, caribbean, west indies, latin america

Most similar movies to 1492: Conquest of Paradise

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, epic and captivating films with plots about adventure, escapades, heroes, battles, culture clash, rivalry and state affairs mostly in Drama, History and Adventure genres. Some movies like 1492: Conquest of Paradise: Marco Polo (2014), Danton (1983), Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972), Christopher Columbus (1985), The Royal Hunt of the Sun (1969). 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: exciting, serious, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: adventurer, ocean or sea, adventure, heroic mission, against the odds, rebelliousness, dishonesty, betrayal, intrigue, royal family, sword duel, storm ...
Time: 15th century, renaissance
Place: spain, portugal, europe, latin america, caribbean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 61K
Marco Polo (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: An epic adventure that follows the early years of the famous explorer as he travels the exotic Silk Road to the great Kublai Khan’s court. But Marco soon finds that navigating the Khan’s world of greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry will ...
Style: captivating, exciting, epic, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: culture clash, intrigue, forbidden love, adventure hero, danger, escapades, rivalry, strong violent content, adventure, strong sexual content, royal family, martial arts ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century
Place: asia, mongolia, china, venice, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 6K
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, realistic, captivating, serious ...
Plot: french revolution, revolution, political unrest, politics, idealism, rebellion, death row, intrigue, workplace intrigue, life is a bitch, holocaust, allies ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1790s, 1930s
Place: france, paris france, poland, europe, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: West Germany, Mexico, Peru
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: amazon, expedition, legends and myths, insanity, treasure hunt, gold, obsession, treasure, slavery, adventure, jungle, power struggle ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: south america, peru, latin america, spain, andes mountains
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Christopher Columbus (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, West Germany, USA
Duration: 360 min.
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, realistic, captivating, factual ...
Plot: expedition, adventure, ambition, adventurer, ocean or sea, inventions and discoveries, political intrigue, tragic hero, new world, father son relationship, discovery, map ...
Time: 15th century
Place: spain, portugal, europe, iceland, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Royal Hunt of the Sun (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 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: realistic, tense, serious
Plot: gold, heroes, state affairs, obsessive quest, escapades, adventure, rivalry, treasure hunt, leadership, dishonesty, political unrest, royal family ...
Time: 16th century
Place: peru, europe, spain, latin america, south america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 81K
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, adventurer, new world, colonialism, unlikely relationship, love triangle, communication problem, princess, wilderness, society ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: virginia, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 44K
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: exciting, serious, harsh, inspirational, intense ...
Plot: ocean, survival, adventure, ocean or sea, sea voyage, raft, expedition, escapades, adventurer, against the odds, survivor, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1947, 1930s
Place: pacific ocean, peru, south america, new york, tahiti ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Germany, Spain, Morocco, USA, Italy, France
Duration: 144 min.
Story: After his wife dies, a blacksmith named Balian is thrust into royalty, political intrigue and bloody holy wars during the Crusades.
Style: epic, serious, exciting, rough, realistic ...
Audience: date night, boys' night
Plot: battles, knight, warrior, siege, king, war, christianity, military, muslim, swords and armor, army, journey ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: jerusalem, holy land, middle east, england, 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, serious, stylized, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rebellion, catastrophe, greek mythology, rebelliousness, danger, revolution, soldier, rivalry, military, adventure, heroes, state affairs ...
Place: greece, europe, ancient greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Sharpe's Eagle (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
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: exciting, captivating, serious, realistic, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, military, battles, war, heroes, escapades, soldier, state affairs, rebellion, military life, vengeance, wartime life ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ 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: exciting, serious, realistic, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, leadership, captain, mutiny, betrayal, ship, rebelliousness, military, ocean or sea, crew, tyrant, voyage ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 60s, 1960s, 1930s ...
Place: tahiti, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.4
 54K
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, based on true events ...
Plot: slavery, jungle, clergy, punishment, mission, peaceful mission, interracial relations, christianity, hopes, wilderness, religions or cults, murder ...
Time: 18th century
Place: south america, argentina, brazil, portugal, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.9
 5K
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, stylized, serious, factual ...
Plot: battles, revolution, politics, political unrest, king, military, intrigue, against the odds, leadership, royal family, rivalry, rebellion ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 1600s, 80s, 18th century
Place: england, ireland, europe, london, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.5
 14K
Luther (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, USA
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: biblical, uplifting, intellectual, touching, sincere ...
Plot: rebellion, politics, catholicism, clergy, sin, hypocrisy, human spirit, idealism, against the odds, rebelliousness, fighting the system, social decay ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1500s, 1930s
Place: rome italy, germany, europe, england, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 2.7
 5K
The Gaul (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, captivating ...
Plot: battles, heroes, roman empire, destiny, heroic mission, rise to the top, adventure, leadership, betrayal, state affairs, military, war ...
Time: 1st century b.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.0
 1K
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, exciting, captivating, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: adventurer, heroes, heroic mission, political unrest, leadership, rivalry, dishonesty, culture clash, danger, hopes, society, priest ...
Time: 13th century, middle ages
Place: asia, china, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Czech Republic, USA
Duration: 158 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, factual, rough, realistic ...
Plot: battles, joan of arc, politics, religion, war, heroic mission, siege, courage, rise and fall, betrayal, god, rape ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: france, england, europe, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.0
 9K
Admiral (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 151 min.
Story: When the young republic of The Netherlands is attacked by England, France and Germany and faces its own civil war no less, only one man, Michael de Ruyter, can lead the county's strongest weapon, the Dutch fleet.
Style: epic, captivating, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: battles, war, military, state affairs, ocean or sea, leadership, heroic mission, danger, soldier, civil war, father son relationship, naval battle ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.0
 23K
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: captivating, suspenseful, serious, factual, intense ...
Plot: island, ship, betrayal, mutiny, murder, adventure, sea captain, escapades, navy, rebelliousness, military life, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1930s
Place: england, tahiti, europe, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: suspense, exciting, captivating, scenic, inspirational ...
Plot: survival, ocean, ship, dangerous animal, lost at sea, adventure, against the odds, sea, shipwreck, isolation, danger, whale ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, georgian era, 1820s
Place: new england, massachusetts, south america, pacific ocean, ecuador
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.8
 1K
Marco Polo (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, USA, Japan, China
Duration: 270 min.
Story: The life and experiences of the 13th-century explorer, who sought to connect the civilizations of China and Europe through trade.
Style: epic, captivating, stylized, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: battles, explorer, against the odds, ambition, obsessive quest, state affairs, adventure, heroes, escapades, society, danger, culture clash ...
Time: 13th century, middle ages
Place: china, mongolia, venice, tibet, persia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Legend of Suriyothai (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Thailand
Duration: 185 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, atmospheric, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: battles, rivalry, betrayal, royal family, invasion, queen, tragic hero, adventure, intrigue, politics, dishonesty, political unrest ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: burma, thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, soldier, battles, heroic mission, adventure, warrior, master warrior, chaos, against the odds, danger, leadership, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 19th century, 1960s, 60s, 18th century
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe, rome italy, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.5
 1K
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: realistic, serious, captivating, exciting
Plot: battles, adventure, folk hero, danger, military, escapades, heroes, leadership, strong female presence, soldier, fear, tent ...
Time: 16th century
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: epic, realistic, serious, captivating, colourful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: queen, period piece, queen elizabeth i, throne, british history, monarchy, royal family, political intrigue, sea battle, politics, head of state, catholicism ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, renaissance, 1500s, 1930s ...
Place: england, europe, spain, scotland, america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.4
 497
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, realistic, tense, captivating, rough ...
Plot: jungle, conquering, treasure hunt, rebelliousness, leadership, survival, adventurer, on the road, obsession, danger, human nature, soldier ...
Time: 16th century
Place: latin america, peru, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: jungle, extinction, gorilla, environmentalism, mountain, human spirit, fighting the system, animals, obsessive quest, forces of nature, environmental, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1966
Place: africa, rwanda, congo
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.3
 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, sentimental, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: rivalry, war, religions or cults, adventure, heroes, state affairs, royal family, dishonesty, tragic hero, bible, historical event, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: ancient history
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.2
 12K
El Cid (1961)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 182 min.
Story: Epic film of the legendary Spanish hero, Rodrigo Diaz ("El Cid" to his followers), who, without compromising his strict sense of honour, still succeeds in taking the initiative and driving the Moors from Spain.
Style: epic, stylized, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: knight, war, tragic hero, siege, treason, battles, convent, betrayal, adventure, heroic mission, state affairs, heroes ...
Time: 11th century, middle ages
Place: spain, europe, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%