Movies like Aguirre, the Wrath of God

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

Most similar movies to Aguirre, the Wrath of God

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, harsh and dramatic films with plots about mentor, storytelling, dialogue, catastrophe, culture clash, greed and runaway mostly in Drama, Adventure and History genres. Some movies like Aguirre, the Wrath of God: Fitzcarraldo (1982), Slave Coast (1987), El Dorado (1988), The New World (2005), Woyzeck (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, offbeat, serious, realistic ...
Plot: jungle, amazon, follow your dream, adventure, dreams, obsessive quest, amazon rainforest, opera house, mistaken identity, ambition, boat, escapades ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: peru, latin america, south america, brazil
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95%
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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, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: slave trade, rescue, treasure hunt, imperialism, rich and poor, culture clash, chaos and mayhem, murder, adventure, injustice, escapades, society ...
Time: 19th century
Place: brazil, africa, latin america, rio de janeiro, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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: serious, captivating, epic, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: jungle, treasure hunt, on the road, soldier, adventure, obsessive quest, exploration, gold, river, amazon, survival, human nature ...
Time: 16th century
Place: latin america, spain, peru
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65%
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 78K
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: stylized, serious, atmospheric, realistic, touching ...
Plot: chief, culture clash, princess, new world, adventurer, colonialism, captain, power of love, adventure, wilderness, native americans, romance ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: virginia, usa, england
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100%
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Woyzeck (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Having fathered an illegitimate child with his lover, Marie, feckless soldier Franz Woyzeck takes odd jobs around his small town to provide some extra money for them. One of them is volunteering for experiments conducted by a local doctor, who puts ...
Style: bleak, serious, disturbing, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, military, soldier, obsession, childhood trauma, youth, child hero, becoming an adult, child, unlikely criminals, infidelity, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, atmospheric, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventurer, adventure, tribe, culture clash, tragic hero, indigenous, obsessive quest, rebellion, rebelliousness, royal family, battles, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century, renaissance, 1500s
Place: spain, europe, caribbean, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: mysterious character, human nature, liberation, village, teaching the ways of the world, german, society, social misfits, captivity, village life, confined, misfit ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 1830s
Place: germany, europe, dungeon
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46%
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: suspense, inspirational, meditative, factual, exciting ...
Plot: jungle, tribe, expedition, explorer, journey, amazon, travel, destiny, archaeology, mission, self discovery, adventure ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1910s, 1900s, 19th century ...
Place: south america, england, ireland, bolivia, brazil ...
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44%
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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, touching, atmospheric, serious, emotional ...
Plot: jungle, slavery, mission, waterfall, christianity, redemption, clergy, native, punishment, duel, massacre, adventurer ...
Time: 18th century
Place: brazil, argentina, south america, latin america, portugal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.3
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Rescue Dawn (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA, Luxembourg
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A US Fighter pilot's epic struggle of survival after being shot down on a mission over Laos during the Vietnam War.
Style: bleak, realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, vietnam war, soldier, violence, airplane shot down, pipe smoking, torture, war, military, pow, pilot, escape ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1965, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: adventure, adventurer, betrayal, obsessive quest, treasure hunt, political unrest, royal family, escapades, state affairs, leadership, dishonesty, heroes ...
Time: 16th century
Place: peru, europe, latin america, south america, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 8.2
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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, epic, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Plot: monk, artist, social misfits, christianity, monastery, human spirit, painter, prodigy, power, rape, torture, religions or cults ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages, 1400s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: atmospheric, captivating, serious, realistic, epic ...
Plot: friendship, betrayal, wilderness, expedition, survival, river, exploration, adventure, obsession, captivity, british empire, lake or river ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s
Place: africa, cairo egypt, brazil, england, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Queen of the Desert (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
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, serious, captivating, exciting, sincere ...
Plot: adventurer, escapades, politics, political intrigue, state affairs, love and romance, british empire, british military, rivalry, marriage proposal, strong female character, head of state ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, year 1915, 1890s
Place: middle east, persia, tehran iran, jordan, cairo egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Dersu Uzala (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Soviet Union, Japan, Ukraine
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, epic, stylized, serious, touching ...
Plot: friendship, human spirit, survival, wilderness, nature, tiger, russian soldier, culture clash, adventure, map, exploration, trapper ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, 19th century
Place: russia, siberia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, exciting, realistic
Plot: adventurer, treasure hunt, escapades, royal family, adventure, intrigue, obsessive quest, ocean or sea, rebelliousness, heroic mission, heroes, betrayal ...
Time: 15th century
Place: spain, portugal, europe, west indies, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 216 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, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: desert, adventure, horse, war, soldier, battles, muslim, arab, camel, british empire, politics, imperialism ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: middle east, ottoman empire, jerusalem, saudi arabia, lebanon ...
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31%
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Kon-Tiki (2012)
Genre: Adventure, 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, factual ...
Plot: survival, ocean, ocean or sea, adventure, expedition, escapades, against the odds, adventurer, human spirit, survivor, obsession, courage ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1947, 1940s, 1930s
Place: pacific ocean, peru, south america, norway
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30%
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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: realistic, atmospheric, serious, bleak, rough ...
Plot: survival, adventure, tribe, cannibalism, wilderness, obsessive quest, cavemen, human nature, heroic mission, evolution, tough heroes, danger ...
Time: prehistory, stone age, prehistoric times
Place: africa, scotland
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30%
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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, serious, exciting, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, slavery, soldier, honor, wilderness, legends and myths, danger, master and servant, heroes, adventure, culture clash, lone hero ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: england, europe, britain, scotland, scottish highlands
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30%
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Rob Roy (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In the highlands of Scotland in the 1700s, Rob Roy tries to lead his small town to a better future, by borrowing money from the local nobility to buy cattle to herd to market. When the money is stolen, Rob is forced into a Robin Hood lifestyle to ...
Style: exciting, captivating, emotional, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: folk hero, vengeance, violent man, danger, adventure, sexual cruelty, pregnant from rape, rivalry, rape, village, sword fight, hopes ...
Time: 18th century
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, serious, captivating, realistic, tense ...
Plot: jungle, redemption, murder, parents and children, crimes, deadly, heroes, hopes, family relations, dealing with death, human spirit, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 1950s, 1940s
Place: ecuador, new jersey
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28%
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Black Robe (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Canada, Australia, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the 17th century a Jesuit priest and a young companion are escorted through the wilderness of Quebec by Algonquin Indians to find a distant mission in the dead of winter. The Jesuit experiences a spiritual journey while his young companion falls ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, thought provoking, baroque ...
Plot: wilderness, journey, native american, culture clash, adventurer, adventure, clergy, soldier, redemption, interracial relations, religions or cults, escapades ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: canada, quebec, india, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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The Mosquito Coast (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Allie Fox, an American inventor exhausted by the perceived danger and degradation of modern society, decides to escape with his wife and children to Belize. In the jungle, he tries with mad determination to create a utopian community with disastrous ...
Style: touching, realistic, suspenseful, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: jungle, utopia, adventure, village, immigrants, obsessive quest, village life, danger, dysfunctional family, escapades, obsession, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, central america, south america, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Valhalla Rising (2009)
Genre: 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, surreal, stylized, epic ...
Plot: brutality, violence, viking, mute, vikings, new world, slave, warrior, war paint, one eyed man, ship, hell ...
Time: middle ages, future
Place: europe, scotland, holy land, jerusalem
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25%
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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: serious, emotional, uplifting, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: catholicism, clergy, church, politics, theology, idealism, hypocrisy, bribery, sin, obsessive quest, rebellion, social decay ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1500s, 1930s
Place: germany, europe, rome italy, england, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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, exciting, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: sword and sandal, redemption, clergy, tragic hero, betrayal, leadership, human spirit, miraculous event, royal family, religions or cults, dishonesty, heroes ...
Time: 1st century
Place: europe, holy land, middle east, mine, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Macbeth (1971)
Genre: Biography, 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: atmospheric, bleak, serious, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: murder, throne, tragedy, violence, guilt, kingdom, sword duel, ambush, battlefield, queen, betrayal, rise and fall ...
Time: middle ages
Place: scotland, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: war, tragic hero, knight, convent, betrayal, adventure, vengeance, siege, treason, honor, historical figure, heroic mission ...
Time: middle ages
Place: spain, europe, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: mountain, mountaineer, friendship, culture clash, buddhism, politics, adventure, communism, treason, adventurer, expedition, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: tibet, himalaya, china, austria, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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