Movies like Aguirre, the Wrath of God

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Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
 7.9
 53K
Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
Original name: Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes
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 cares only about riches, becomes their leader. But will his quest lead them to "the golden city", or to certain destruction?
Style: tense, bleak, atmospheric, realistic, suspenseful, serious, captivating, epic, stylized, rough ...
Plot: expedition, legends and myths, amazon, insanity, treasure hunt, gold, obsession, treasure, slavery, adventure, jungle, power struggle, conquering, military, soldier, danger, human nature, conquistador, amazon river, adventurer, treason, monk, river, starvation, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: south america, peru, latin america, spain, andes mountains

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Most similar movies to Aguirre, the Wrath of God

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, exciting and harsh films with plots about escapades, adventure, danger, betrayal, dialogue, mentor and culture clash mostly in Drama, Adventure and History genres. Some movies like Aguirre, the Wrath of God: The Mission (1986), El Dorado (1988), 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992), The New World (2005), Fitzcarraldo (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, mission, jungle, clergy, native americans, punishment, interracial relations, peaceful mission, hopes, wilderness, religions or cults, murder ...
Time: 18th century
Place: south america, argentina, brazil, portugal, latin america ...
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100%
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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: rough, epic, realistic, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: conquering, jungle, treasure hunt, survival, obsessive quest, obsession, adventurer, human nature, rebelliousness, soldier, on the road, leadership ...
Time: 16th century
Place: latin america, peru, spain
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100%
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, realistic, exciting, atmospheric, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventurer, native americans, adventure, against the odds, state affairs, military, obsessive quest, danger, royal family, rebelliousness, father son relationship, tribe ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century, renaissance, 1500s, year 1941
Place: spain, europe, bahamas, west indies, haiti ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 83K
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, adventurer, new world, colonialism, unlikely relationship, love triangle, princess, wilderness, society ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: virginia, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.1
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Fitzcarraldo (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: West Germany, Peru
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Fitzcarraldo, a dreamer who plans to bring opera and Enrico Caruso to the South American jungles. With limited funding, he must figure out how to finance the opera house, and ultimately decides to capitalize on South America's rubber ...
Style: tense, stylized, suspenseful, offbeat, serious ...
Plot: steamship, amazon river, jungle, dreams, boat, hopes, obsessive quest, escapades, adventure, rainy, mad, god or devil ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: peru, latin america, south america, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Lost City of Z (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
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, exciting, factual ...
Plot: expedition, archaeology, explorer, tribe, journey, jungle, world war one, lost city, obsession, courage, survival, travel ...
Time: 1920s, 50s, year 1916, 1910s, 1900s ...
Place: south america, england, london, bolivia, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Andrei Rublev (1966)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 165 min.
Story: An expansive Russian drama, this film focuses on the life of revered religious icon painter Andrei Rublev. Drifting from place to place in a tumultuous era, the peace-seeking monk eventually gains a reputation for his art. But after Rublev witnesses ...
Style: atmospheric, gloomy, epic, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: monk, christianity, artist, monastery, human spirit, social misfits, prince, horse, hopes, invasion, painting, greek ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages, 1400s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
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Slave Coast (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: West Germany, Ghana
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A fearsome 19th century bandit, Cobra Verde cuts a swath through Brazil until he arrives at the sugar plantation of Don Octávio Countinho. Not knowing that his new guest is the notorious bandit and impressed by his ruthless ways, Don Octávio hires ...
Style: surreal, serious, atmospheric, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: slave trade, rescue, treasure hunt, political unrest, survival, culture clash, master and servant, danger, rich and poor, rebelliousness, imperialism, prisoner ...
Time: 19th century
Place: africa, brazil, latin america, rio de janeiro, japan ...
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53%
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 7.2
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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, serious, tense, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ocean, survival, ocean or sea, adventure, expedition, sea voyage, raft, adventurer, obsessive quest, danger, escapades, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 21st century, contemporary, 40s ...
Place: pacific ocean, peru, usa, south america, tahiti ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.7
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Jungle (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia, Colombia, UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A mysterious guide escorts an enthusiastic adventurer and his friend into the Amazon jungle, but their journey turns into a terrifying ordeal as the darkest elements of human nature and the deadliest threats of the wild force them to fight for ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: jungle, survival, adventurer, river, amazon rainforest, raft, alone, rescue, israeli, ends with biographical notes, hallucination, cross country trip ...
Time: 20th century
Place: bolivia, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: West Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The film follows Kaspar Hauser (Bruno S.), who lived the first seventeen years of his life chained in a tiny cellar with only a toy horse to occupy his time, devoid of all human contact except for a man who wears a black overcoat and top hat who ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: german, human nature, youth, misfit, exploitation, tragedy, crime gone awry, mentor, dungeon, village life, village, exploit ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1820s
Place: germany, europe, bavaria, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: tense, serious, realistic, epic
Plot: gold, conquistador, dishonesty, treasure hunt, adventure, escapades, rivalry, betrayal, state affairs, leadership, obsessive quest, political unrest ...
Time: 16th century
Place: peru, europe, spain, latin america, south america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Treasure of the Amazon (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A ragtag group of adventurers, including a former Nazi, is led by a half-maddened grizzled treasure hunter who wants a second chance to find the mythical treasure of the Amazon, after his first mission went terrible wrong.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: treasure hunt, jungle, adventure, diamonds, adventurer, amazon, bounty hunter, deadly, danger, dangerous animal, mother daughter relationship, gold ...
Time: 80s
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Mountains of the Moon (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: The story of Captain Richard Francis Burton's and Lt. John Hanning Speke's expedition to find the source of the Nile river in the name of Queen Victoria's British Empire. The film tells the story of their meeting, their friendship ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, atmospheric, epic ...
Plot: expedition, survival, wilderness, river, friendship, betrayal, adventure, heroic mission, escapades, danger, exploration, mountain ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s
Place: africa, cairo egypt, crimea, london, brazil ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Xingu (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In the '40s, three brothers decide to live a great adventure and enlisting in the Roncador-Xingu Expedition, which has a mission to tame the Central Brazil. The Villas Boas brothers: Orlando, 27, Claudius, 25, and Leonardo, 23, engage in a ...
Style: captivating, exciting, stylized, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: adventure, family relations, escapades, jungle, native, tribe, society, expedition, siblings relations, indian tribe, plane crash, rain forest ...
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
River of Death (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, UK, South Africa, Israel
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An adventurer (Hamilton) decides to go in search of the lost city in the Amazon jungle. A motley crew of other people with reasons of their own decide to join him for the wealth of the lost city. But to their horror they find out that they have bit ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: jungle, adventurer, betrayal, mad scientist, chase, investigation, vengeance, heroic mission, daring rescue, treasure hunt, deadly, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 1940s, 60s, year 1945 ...
Place: south america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, disaster movie, realistic ...
Plot: survival, ocean, ship, dangerous animal, lost at sea, adventure, sea, against the odds, whale, desert island, shipwreck, ocean or sea ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, georgian era, 1820s
Place: new england, massachusetts, ecuador, pacific ocean, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Emerald Forest (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: For ten years, engineer Bill Markham has searched tirelessly for his son Tommy who disappeared from the edge of the Brazilian rainforest. Miraculously, he finds the boy living among the reclusive Amazon tribe who adopted him. And that's when ...
Style: thought provoking, rough, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: jungle, jaguar, tribe, adoption, kidnapping, missing person, cannibalism, amazon, deforestation, rain forest, adventure, culture clash ...
Time: 80s
Place: brazil, latin america, south america, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: exciting, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: battles, folk hero, adventure, danger, heroes, leadership, military, escapades, soldier, strong female presence, execution, female nudity ...
Time: 16th century
Place: europe, holland, netherlands
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37%
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The Revenant (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Western
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In the 1820s, a frontiersman, Hugh Glass, sets out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling.
Style: atmospheric, rough, suspenseful, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, vengeance, native american, bear attack, lone hero, snow, violence, obsessive quest, hunter, adventure, old west ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Queen of the Desert (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, Morocco
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A chronicle of Gertrude Bell's life, a traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century.
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: adventurer, bedouin, unfulfilled love, political intrigue, head of state, state affairs, escapades, love and romance, politics, desert, queen, spy ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, 1890s, year 1914 ...
Place: persia, middle east, arabia, jordan, ottoman empire ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan (2007)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Russia, Germany, Kazakhstan, China
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, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, conquering, monk, king, leadership, battle, escape, ambition, leader, historical character, rise to the top, state affairs ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: mongolia, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 187 min.
Story: The story of British officer T.E. Lawrence's mission to aid the Arab tribes in their revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. Lawrence becomes a flamboyant, messianic figure in the cause of Arab unity but his psychological ...
Style: epic, exciting, captivating, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: desert, adventure, historical character, battles, british colonial, world war one, imperialism, rebel, politics, bedouin, war, horse ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1930s, 20s, 30s ...
Place: middle east, ottoman empire, saudi arabia, lebanon, cairo egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Everest (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Iceland
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Inspired by the incredible events surrounding a treacherous attempt to reach the summit of the world's highest mountain, "Everest" documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one ...
Style: based on true events, dramatic, realistic, scenic, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, mountain, stranded, forces of nature, mountain climbing, natural disaster, beautiful scenery, climbing, adventure, blizzard, death, against the odds ...
Time: year 1996, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: mount everest, himalaya, asia, texas, nepal
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, atmospheric, serious, realistic
Plot: adventurer, ocean or sea, adventure, heroic mission, against the odds, rebelliousness, intrigue, betrayal, dishonesty, ocean, royal family, sword duel ...
Time: 15th century, renaissance
Place: spain, portugal, europe, atlantic ocean, west indies ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Khartoum (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: English General Charles George Gordon, a devout Christian, is appointed military governor of Anglo-Egyptian Sudan by the Prime Minister. Ordered to evacuate Egyptians from the Sudan, Gordon stays on to protect the people of Khartoum, who are under ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, factual, talky ...
Plot: siege, desert, islam, politics, culture clash, imperialism, military, heroes, battles, negotiation, british empire, wartime ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, victorian england, 1880s ...
Place: africa, sudan, egypt, england, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: naval battle, battles, war, state affairs, military, ocean or sea, heroic mission, ocean, danger, leadership, soldier, civil war ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.8
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Apocalypto (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico, UK
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Set in the Mayan civilization, when a man's idyllic presence is brutally disrupted by a violent invading force, he is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression where a harrowing end awaits him. Through a twist of fate ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, harsh, epic ...
Plot: survival, tribe, slavery, chase, manhunt, native, adventure, death, solar eclipse, prophecy, warrior, sacrifice ...
Time: ancient history, 16th century
Place: central america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.0
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Foxcatcher (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The greatest Olympic Wrestling Champion brother team joins Team Foxcatcher led by multimillionaire sponsor John E. du Pont as they train for the 1988 games in Seoul - a union that leads to unlikely circumstances.
Style: intense, psychological, disturbing, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: wrestling, mental illness, murder, ambition, obsession, sport, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, destructive relationship, power relations, athlete's life, eccentricity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, year 1988 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, phoenix arizona, seoul, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Treasure of the Yankee Zephyr (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Australia, New Zealand, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In a lake high in the mountains of New Zealand hunter Gibbie Gibson discovers a plane wreck from WW2. When he tells it around, a gang of crooks follows and threatens him and his daughter, because they know there are 50 million dollars in the wreck. ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: treasure hunt, race against time, escapades, obsessive quest, airplane, survival, danger, adventurer, chase, bounty hunter, crimes, mountain ...
Time: 80s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
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