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Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
Original name: Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: West Germany, Mexico
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: bleak, tense, atmospheric, surreal, philosophical, art house, epic, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: expedition, gold, insanity, amazon, treasure hunt, amazon river, legends and myths, conquistador, obsession, adventure, river, treasure, nature, conquering, slavery, power struggle, megalomaniac, military, soldier, human nature, amazon rainforest, jungle, german, husband wife relationship, mental disorder ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: peru, south america, spain, andes mountains, latin america

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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 serious, visually appealing, breathtaking and harsh films with plots about mentor, catastrophe, storytelling, suprisingly clever, culture clash, dialogue and brutality mostly in Drama, Adventure and History genres. Some movies like Aguirre, the Wrath of God: The Mission (1986), The Lost City of Z (2016), 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992), Andrei Rublev (1966), El Dorado (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: thought provoking, epic, harsh, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: jungle, mission, slavery, clergy, jesuit, christian, slave, slave trader, religion, redemption, ethnic conflict, native american ...
Time: 18th century
Place: argentina, portugal, latin america, spain, vatican ...
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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: inspirational, meditative, suspense, sexy, factual ...
Audience: date night
Plot: explorer, jungle, expedition, archaeology, journey, survival, world war one, tribe, travel, obsession, courage, destiny ...
Time: 1920s, future, year 1916, year 1914, year 1954 ...
Place: south america, ireland, england, london, brazil ...
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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, factual, inspirational, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conquistador, adventurer, renaissance, adventure, medieval, native americans, ocean, jungle, state affairs, military, against the odds, obsessive quest ...
Time: 15th century, future, 16th century, year 1941
Place: spain, latin america, haiti, caribbean, europe ...
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Andrei Rublev (1966)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 205 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, epic, breathtaking, art house, philosophical ...
Plot: artist, painter, monk, art, human spirit, medieval, hunger, christianity, religion, saint, loneliness, god ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages
Place: russia, ussr, vatican, moscow russia
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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: epic, captivating, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: jungle, amazon rainforest, conquering, treasure hunt, colonial america, gold, exploration, river, amazon, rebelliousness, adventurer, on the road ...
Time: 16th century
Place: spain, peru, latin america
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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: epic, meditative, emotional, lyrical, touching ...
Plot: colonialism, culture clash, love triangle, wilderness, power of love, communication problem, native american, adventurer, self discovery, native americans, unlikely relationship, fish out of water ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages
Place: virginia, usa, england
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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: cerebral, surreal, visually appealing, tense, stylized ...
Plot: amazon river, steamship, jungle, opera, boat, art, insanity, obsession, river, dreams, nature, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century
Place: south america, peru, latin america, brazil
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Embrace of the Serpent (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The epic story of the first contact, encounter, approach, betrayal and, eventually, life-transcending friendship, between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman, last survivor of his people, and two scientists that, over the course of 40 years, travel ...
Style: enigmatic, melancholic, meditative, depressing, cerebral ...
Plot: shaman, amazon rainforest, amazon river, amazon tribe, nature, amazon jungle, wilderness, hallucination, jungle, friendship, existentialism, self discovery ...
Place: spain, south america, latin america, colombia
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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, disturbing, unusual plot structure, visually appealing, poignant ...
Plot: jungle, tribe, amazon rainforest, nudity (full frontal - brief), environmental, coming of age, adoption, kidnapping, survival, adventure, culture clash, indians ...
Time: 80s
Place: india, brazil, south america, latin america
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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, atmospheric, intense, meditative, harsh ...
Plot: slave trade, culture clash, slavery, treasure hunt, character study, rescue, complex characters, survival, political unrest, master and servant, rebelliousness, rich and poor ...
Time: 19th century
Place: africa, japan, rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america ...
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Jungle (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia, 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: atmospheric, serious, suspense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, jungle, amazon rainforest, alone, adventurer, rescue, nature, hallucination, raft, river, wilderness, lost ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, year 1981, year 1980
Place: bolivia, south america, andes mountains
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Valhalla Rising (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Denmark, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: 1000 AD, for years, One Eye, a mute warrior of supernatural strength, has been held prisoner by the Norse chieftain Barde. Aided by Are, a boy slave, One Eye slays his captor and together he and Are escape, beginning a journey into the heart of ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, dark, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: viking, new world, norse mythology, warrior, heroes, lone wolves, adventure, mute, escape, strong violent content, vengeance, captivity ...
Time: middle ages, 10th century, future
Place: jerusalem, scotland, europe, holy land
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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, talky, harsh, melancholic ...
Plot: german, tragedy, crime gone awry, mentor, existentialism, human nature, youth, misfit, education, art, isolation, catastrophe ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 1830s
Place: germany, europe, bavaria, berlin germany
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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, atmospheric, serious, realistic, reflective ...
Plot: survival, wilderness, expedition, adventure, betrayal, friendship, heroic mission, escapades, gay, colonialism, exploration, disaster ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s
Place: africa, england, egypt, brazil, cairo egypt ...
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Heart of Glass (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A small Bavarian village is renowned for its "Ruby Glass" glass blowing works. When the foreman of the works dies suddenly without revealing the secret of the Ruby Glass, the town slides into a deep depression, and the owner of the ...
Style: surreal, art house, disturbing, allegory, atmospheric ...
Plot: surrealism, magic realism, mentor, life philosophy, violence, crime gone awry, greed, art, wilderness, german, secrets, poetry ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: tokyo, germany
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Kon-Tiki (2012)
Genre: Action, 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, epic, suspense ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: ocean, survival, shark, adventure, adventurer, raft, sea voyage, sailing, expedition, obsessive quest, travel, diary ...
Time: 1940s, year 1947, 20th century, contemporary, 21st century ...
Place: pacific ocean, polynesia, peru, usa, south america ...
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Even Dwarfs Started Small (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The inhabitants of an institution in a remote country rebel against their keepers. Their acts of rebellion are by turns humorous, boring and alarming. An allegory on the problematic nature of fully liberating the human spirit, as both commendable ...
Style: surreal, art house, disturbing, atmospheric, sexy ...
Plot: surrealism, rebellion, art, fighting the system, revolution, pig, car, existentialism, german, brutality, catastrophe, god ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
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Dersu Uzala (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Soviet Union, Japan
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A military explorer meets and befriends a Goldi man in Russia’s unmapped forests. A deep and abiding bond evolves between the two men, one civilized in the usual sense, the other at home in the glacial Siberian woods.
Style: atmospheric, visually appealing, cerebral, touching, stylized ...
Audience: date night
Plot: wilderness, nature, hunter, human spirit, survival, cold weather, explorer, friendship, forest, snow, winter, culture clash ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1910s
Place: siberia, russia, japan, tokyo, ussr ...
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Apocalypto (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
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, tense, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, adventure, slavery, tribe, chase, jungle, manhunt, ancient history, ancient civilization, solar eclipse, warrior, sacrifice ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages
Place: central america, mexico
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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, scenic, exciting, inspirational, captivating ...
Audience: kids
Plot: survival, ocean, ship, whale, sea, shipwreck, disaster, starvation, natural disaster, death, man versus nature, boat ...
Time: 19th century, future, middle ages, victorian era, 1820s ...
Place: new england, ecuador, pacific ocean, south america, massachusetts
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The Sword of Doom (1966)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Through his unconscionable actions against others, a sociopathic samurai builds a trail of vendettas that follow him closely.
Style: cerebral, tense, stylized, bleak, affectionate ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, ninja, medieval, fencing, vengeance, master warrior, sword fight, existentialism, maze, violent, visceral ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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The Mirror (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A dying man in his forties remembers his past. His childhood, his mother, the war, personal moments and things that tell of the recent history of all the Russian nation.
Style: atmospheric, thought provoking, surreal, enigmatic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, childhood, surrealism, poetry, memory, winter, stream of consciousness, mirror, levitation, life philosophy, russian, life & death ...
Time: year 1935, 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 60s
Place: russia, ussr, tokyo, moscow russia, europe ...
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All Is Lost (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, a veteran mariner awakes to find his vessel taking on water after a collision with a stray shipping container. With his radio and navigation equipment disabled, he sails unknowingly into a violent storm and ...
Style: harsh, touching, suspenseful, tense, reflective ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: survival, isolation, sea, boat, adventure, storm, loneliness, forces of nature, survivor, ocean, human spirit, sailor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 137 min.
Story: The life of Jesus Christ according to the Gospel of Matthew. Pasolini shows Christ as a marxist avant-la-lettre and therefore uses half of the text of Matthew.
Style: biblical, stylized, bleak, sexy, harsh ...
Plot: jesus, religion, catholic, christian, god, faith, betrayal, christianity, bible, christmas, gender bending, liberation theology ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: rome italy, ancient greece, vatican, palestine, israel ...
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Red Cliff Part II (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: The battle of Red Cliff continues and the alliance between Xu and East Wu is fracturing. With Cao Cao's massive forces on their doorstep, will the kingdoms of Xu and East Wu survive?
Style: epic, stylized, scenic, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, martial arts, soldier, master warrior, chinese history, battles, chinese, historical event, military, life is a bitch, historical character, leadership ...
Place: china, ancient china, hong kong, england, asia
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Macbeth (1971)
Genre: 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: disturbing, bleak, atmospheric, sexy, enigmatic ...
Plot: shakespeare, murder, medieval, guilt, witch, prophecy, betrayal, ambition, ghost, nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity, assassination ...
Time: 11th century, middle ages, 70s
Place: scotland, england, europe
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The Devils (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A dramatised historical account of the rise and fall of Urbain Grandier, a 17th-century Roman Catholic priest accused of witchcraft following alleged demonic possessions of sexually repressed nuns.
Style: disturbing, surreal, psychological, sexy, enigmatic ...
Plot: inquisition, surrealism, priest, religion, devil, witch, sex with a priest, clergy, convent, society, nun, politics ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century, middle ages
Place: france, england, london, europe
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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: realistic, scenic, dramatic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, mountain, mountaineer, mountain climbing, stranded, climbing, snow, natural disaster, beautiful scenery, man versus nature, forces of nature, adventure ...
Time: year 1996, 90s, 20th century
Place: mount everest, himalaya, nepal, asia, texas
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Quest for Fire (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A colossal adventure odyssey that turns back the hands of time to the very beginning of man's existence. 80,000 years ago, when man roamed the earth, he was exposed to the many harsh elements of nature. Against the perilous atmosphere of rugged ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, breathtaking, captivating, serious ...
Plot: caveman, survival, tribe, fire, cannibalism, adventure, neanderthal, prehistoric man, discovery, love story, ancient history, ancient ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory, stone age, ancient times, future
Place: scotland, africa
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Hero (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 120 min.
Story: One man defeated three assassins who sought to murder the most powerful warlord in pre-unified China.
Style: breathtaking, atmospheric, stylized, philosophical, serious ...
Plot: martial arts, sword fight, master warrior, kung fu, swords and armor, twists and turns, adventure, samurai, violence, vengeance, betrayal, warrior ...
Time: ancient times
Place: china, ancient china, hong kong, asia
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