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1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)
 6.5
 26K
1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Spain, USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: 1492: Conquest of Paradise depicts Christopher Columbus’ discovery of The New World and his effect on the indigenous people.
Style: epic, serious, exciting, atmospheric, realistic, dramatic, factual, harsh, bad ending, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tribe, adventurer, adventure, rebellion, culture clash, military, heroes, obsession, battles, fighting the system, royal family, against the odds, native, obsessive quest, danger, society, dishonesty, native americans, rebelliousness, escapades, tragic hero, visionary, state affairs, anniversary, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century, renaissance, 1500s
Place: spain, europe, caribbean, latin america

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, epic and captivating films with plots about adventure, heroes, culture clash, escapades, betrayal, catastrophe and brutality mostly in Drama, History and Adventure genres. Some movies like 1492: Conquest of Paradise: Marco Polo (2014), Danton (1983), Christopher Columbus (1985), The Mission (1986), Barabbas (1961). 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, atmospheric, realistic, exciting
Plot: royal family, escapades, adventurer, treasure hunt, ocean or sea, state affairs, inventions and discoveries, heroic mission, adventure, rebelliousness, against the odds, false accusation ...
Time: 15th century
Place: spain, portugal, europe, atlantic ocean, west indies ...
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100%
 8.1
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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: exciting, captivating, atmospheric, serious, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forbidden love, royal family, martial arts, strong sexual content, explorer, danger, intrigue, culture clash, escapades, adventure, rivalry, royal court ...
Time: middle ages
Place: asia, china, mongolia, beijing china, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 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, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: revolution, politics, idealism, death row, intrigue, political unrest, french revolution, workplace intrigue, war, life is a bitch, royal family, leadership ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1790s, 1930s
Place: france, poland, europe, paris france, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Christopher Columbus (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, USA, France, West Germany
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: serious, exciting, captivating, realistic, factual ...
Plot: expedition, adventure, adventurer, ocean or sea, ambition, political intrigue, tragic hero, new world, father son relationship, discovery, inventions and discoveries, map ...
Time: 15th century
Place: portugal, spain, europe, cuba, atlantic ocean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 7.5
 51K
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, touching, emotional, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: jungle, slavery, punishment, massacre, native, duel, mission, waterfall, clergy, native americans, redemption, culture clash ...
Time: 18th century
Place: brazil, argentina, portugal, south america, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.0
 5K
Barabbas (1961)
Genre: Adventure, 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, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: sword and sandal, redemption, hopes, unfulfillment, haunted by the past, royal family, heroes, human spirit, leadership, dishonesty, state affairs, miraculous event ...
Time: 1st century
Place: middle east, holy land, europe, jerusalem, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.3
 12K
El Cid (1961)
Genre: Adventure, 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, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: war, knight, siege, convent, treason, tragic hero, betrayal, adventure, vengeance, on the run, rivalry, state affairs ...
Time: middle ages
Place: spain, europe, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: leadership, captain, mutiny, adventure, betrayal, military, rebellion, ocean or sea, ship, adventurer, survival, rebelliousness ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1960s, 1930s
Place: tahiti, england, seaport, battleship, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 6.1
 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, realistic, captivating, exciting, atmospheric ...
Plot: adventurer, state affairs, adventure, danger, culture clash, heroes, escapades, heroic mission, hopes, vengeance, survival, orphan ...
Time: middle ages
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
Genre: 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: epic, tense, stylized, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: gold, expedition, adventure, legends and myths, obsession, treasure hunt, monk, treason, starvation, slavery, jungle, amazon ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: south america, peru, latin america, spain, andes mountains
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Czech Republic
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, serious ...
Plot: politics, battles, joan of arc, siege, rape, war, burned alive, heroic mission, brutality, betrayal, heroine, murder ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: france, england, europe, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, realistic ...
Plot: jungle, extinction, gorilla, environmentalism, human spirit, fighting the system, forces of nature, obsessive quest, environmental, animals, courage, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: africa, congo, rwanda
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.9
 4K
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, captivating, sincere, stylized ...
Plot: betrayal, politics, military, revolution, parliament, tyranny, king, against the odds, rise and fall, rebelliousness, society, ambition ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 18th century, 80s
Place: england, ireland, europe, america, scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: soldier, heroes, heroic mission, adventure, warrior, battles, master warrior, against the odds, chaos, leadership, danger, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1960s
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Italy
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, sincere, atmospheric, serious, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, pope, politics, hopes, gays and lesbians, battle zone, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, human spirit, couples, heroes, society ...
Time: 16th century, 1960s, renaissance, 1500s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.6
 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: intellectual, realistic, captivating, uplifting, touching ...
Plot: politics, catholicism, sin, clergy, hypocrisy, bribery, church, theology, idealism, german, rebellion, against the odds ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1500s, 1930s
Place: germany, europe, rome italy, england, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.9
 973
Marco Polo (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, China, Japan, USA
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, realistic, stylized, serious, captivating ...
Plot: explorer, inventions and discoveries, state affairs, escapades, adventure, rivalry, ambition, royal family, adventurer, culture clash, danger, battles ...
Time: middle ages
Place: china, venice, mongolia, tibet, persia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, captivating, serious, colourful ...
Plot: queen, period piece, throne, royal family, british history, queen elizabeth i, political intrigue, politics, head of state, catholicism, palace intrigue, state affairs ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, renaissance, 1500s, 18th century ...
Place: england, europe, spain, scotland, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 199 min.
Story: All-star epic retelling of Christ's life.
Style: epic, realistic, atmospheric, serious, captivating ...
Plot: betrayal, desert, temptation, redemption, state affairs, corrupted ruler, life is a bitch, miraculous event, hopes, unfulfillment, death sentence, society ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, jerusalem, dungeon, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.4
 3K
Taras Bulba (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Yugoslavia, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The Cossacks of Eastern Europe join the Poles to rid the Turks from the Steps of Europe. In return for their aid, the Poles agree to give control of the Steps to the Cossacks. After the battle, however, the Poles back out of their agreement and ...
Style: epic, realistic, atmospheric, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: cossack, forbidden love, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, siege, plague, fall in love, political unrest, military, tragic hero, rebellion, heroes ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ukraine, poland, europe, ottoman empire, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.2
 61K
The Eagle (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In 140 AD, twenty years after the unexplained disappearance of the entire Ninth Legion in the mountains of Scotland, young centurion Marcus Aquila (Tatum) arrives from Rome to solve the mystery and restore the reputation of his father, the commander ...
Style: epic, bleak, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, slavery, soldier, honor, legends and myths, wilderness, heroes, danger, master and servant, culture clash, adventure, tribe ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: england, scotland, scottish highlands, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Royal Hunt of the Sun (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
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: tense, serious, realistic
Plot: escapades, state affairs, adventure, betrayal, treasure hunt, royal family, heroes, political unrest, dishonesty, obsessive quest, leadership, rivalry ...
Time: 16th century
Place: peru, latin america, europe, spain, south america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.5
 455
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, disturbing, rough, bleak ...
Plot: jungle, treasure hunt, escapades, conquering, legends and myths, adventurer, rebellion, human nature, rebelliousness, danger, adventure, soldier ...
Time: 16th century
Place: latin america, peru, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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, captivating, sincere, serious ...
Plot: redemption, betrayal, political unrest, dishonesty, miraculous event, unfulfillment, heroic mission, hopes, corrupted ruler, state affairs, life is a bitch, politics ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history
Place: middle east, holy land, jerusalem, dungeon, egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
 22K
The Bounty (1984)
Genre: Action, 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: island, adventure, ship, betrayal, sea captain, mutiny, navy, murder, escapades, rebelliousness, military life, journey ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1930s
Place: england, tahiti, europe, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Seven Years in Tibet (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Austrian mountaineer, Heinrich Harrer journeys to the Himalayas without his family to head an expedition in 1939. But when World War II breaks out, the arrogant Harrer falls into Allied forces' hands as a prisoner of war. He escapes with a ...
Style: uplifting, captivating, serious, inspirational, realistic ...
Plot: culture clash, friendship, expedition, mountain, self discovery, teachers and students, escapades, society, adventure, religions or cults, human spirit, hopes ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: tibet, himalaya, china, austria, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
September Eleven 1683 (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Poland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Storyline: In the summer of 1683, 300 000 Ottoman Empire's warriors begin the siege of Vienna. City's fall, will open way to conquer the Europe. The Sept 11 is the day of main battle between Polish cavalry under the King Jan III Sobieski ...
Style: bleak, serious, epic, exciting, realistic
Plot: military, state affairs, danger, head of state, heroes, battles, religions or cults, isolation, escapades, against humanity, adventure, wartime life ...
Time: 17th century
Place: ottoman empire, europe, austria, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.6
 4K
MacArthur (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The film portrays MacArthur's (Gregory Peck) life from 1942, before the Battle of Bataan, to 1952, the time after he had been removed from his Korean War command by President Truman (Ed Flanders) for insubordination, and is recounted in ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, sincere, rough ...
Plot: military, soldier, war, island, politics, ruler, rebellion, campaign, danger, heroes, political unrest, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 40s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: japan, korea, new york, asia, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.3
 6K
Revolution (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Norway
Duration: 126 min.
Story: New York trapper Tom Dobb becomes an unwilling participant in the American Revolution after his son Ned is drafted into the Army by the villainous Sergeant Major Peasy. Tom attempts to find his son, and eventually becomes convinced that he must take ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious
Plot: war, soldier, military life, fall in love, heroes, battles, rebelliousness, society, political unrest, human spirit, revolution, danger ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, serious, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: redemption, murder, self discovery, crimes, battles, parents and children, dealing with death, hopes, family relations, deadly, reconciliation, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 1950s, 1940s
Place: ecuador, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%