Movies like Aguirre, the Wrath of God

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Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
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: legends and myths, expedition, adventure, treasure hunt, gold, jungle, obsession, amazon, insanity, monk, starvation, slavery, treason, adventurer, obsessive quest, gold rush, german, lake or river, human nature, escapades, soldier, mental illness, danger, military, rivalry ...
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, atmospheric and harsh films with plots about adventure, escapades, mentor, storytelling, catastrophe, dialogue and culture clash mostly in Drama, Adventure and History genres. Some movies like Aguirre, the Wrath of God: Fitzcarraldo (1982), El Dorado (1988), Slave Coast (1987), 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992), The New World (2005). 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, suspenseful ...
Plot: jungle, amazon, follow your dream, adventure, dreams, obsessive quest, plantation, opera house, mistaken identity, ambition, boat, escapades ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: peru, latin america, south america, brazil
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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, realistic, epic, bleak ...
Plot: jungle, treasure hunt, soldier, on the road, adventure, obsessive quest, exploration, river, gold, amazon, survival, human nature ...
Time: 16th century
Place: latin america, spain, peru
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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: treasure hunt, slave trade, rescue, 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
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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: serious, epic, atmospheric, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventurer, adventure, inventions and discoveries, tribe, culture clash, tragic hero, indigenous, obsessive quest, rebellion, rebelliousness, royal family, battles ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century, renaissance, 1500s
Place: spain, europe, caribbean, 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: stylized, serious, atmospheric, realistic, touching ...
Plot: chief, princess, culture clash, power of love, new world, adventurer, colonialism, captain, adventure, wilderness, native americans, romance ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: virginia, usa, england
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Woyzeck (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 82 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, child hero, becoming an adult, child, youth, childhood trauma, unlikely criminals, infidelity, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1920s
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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: serious, tense, realistic
Plot: adventurer, adventure, 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 ...
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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, 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, 1830s, 1820s
Place: germany, europe, dungeon
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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, clergy, mission, waterfall, christianity, redemption, native, punishment, duel, massacre, adventurer ...
Time: 18th century
Place: brazil, argentina, south america, latin america, portugal ...
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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: 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 ...
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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: ambiguous ending, absurd, meditative, breathtaking, melancholic ...
Plot: jungle, explorer, journey, tribe, snake, colonel, river, expedition, amazon, travel, sacrifice, destiny ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, year 1954, year 1916, 20th century ...
Place: south america, brazil, bolivia, ireland, england ...
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Rescue Dawn (2006)
Genre: 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, rescue, airplane shot down, pipe smoking, torture, war, military, pow, pilot ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1965, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
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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, adventurer, escapades, against the odds, storm, human spirit, ambition, survivor ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1947, 1940s, 1930s
Place: pacific ocean, peru, south america, norway
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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: atmospheric, captivating, serious, realistic, epic ...
Plot: betrayal, friendship, wilderness, survival, expedition, exploration, river, adventure, obsession, captivity, adventurer, british empire ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s
Place: africa, brazil, cairo egypt, england, egypt
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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, realistic, captivating
Plot: adventurer, politics, escapades, head of state, unfulfilled love, political intrigue, love and romance, state affairs, unfulfillment, lieutenant, strong female lead, arab ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, 1890s, year 1915
Place: middle east, persia, cairo egypt, england, ottoman empire ...
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Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
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, battles, muslim, soldier, british colonial, arab, camel, british empire, leadership ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: middle east, ottoman empire, jerusalem, saudi arabia, lebanon ...
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Treasure of the Amazon (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: treasure hunt, jungle, gory, adventure, escapades, adventurer, amazon, bounty hunter, dangerous animal, animal life, chases and races, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: latin america
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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, social misfits, artist, christianity, prodigy, religions or cults, human spirit, monastery, painter, power, torture, rape ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages, 1400s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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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, epic, stylized, serious, touching ...
Plot: human spirit, friendship, survival, wilderness, nature, tiger, russian soldier, culture clash, adventure, exploration, map, trapper ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, 19th century
Place: russia, siberia, japan, tokyo
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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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, adventurer, expedition, culture clash, buddhism, mountain, mountaineer, politics, adventure, communism, treason, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: tibet, himalaya, china, austria, asia ...
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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: exciting, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: expedition, map, adventurer, adventure, obsessive quest, ship, inventions and discoveries, escapades, ocean or sea, tragic hero, political intrigue, ambition ...
Time: 15th century
Place: spain, portugal, europe, iceland, cuba ...
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The Last Adventure (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Two adventurers and best friends, Roland and Manu, are the victims of a practical joke that costs Manu his pilot's license. With seeming contrition, the jokesters tell Roland and Manu about a crashed plane lying on the ocean floor off the coast ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: treasure hunt, pilot, treasure, island, adventurer, buddies, adventure, escapades, partners, friends, obsessive quest, danger ...
Time: 60s
Place: africa, europe, france, paris france, congo
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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, serious, atmospheric, bleak, rough ...
Plot: survival, obsessive quest, adventure, evolution, cannibalism, tribe, wilderness, cavemen, human nature, heroic mission, tough heroes, danger ...
Time: prehistory, stone age, prehistoric times
Place: africa, scotland
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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, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: jungle, redemption, murder, parents and children, crimes, deadly, heroes, hopes, family relations, dealing with death, human spirit, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 1940s, 1950s
Place: ecuador
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Rob Roy (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, History
Country: USA, UK
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, serious, captivating, emotional, suspenseful ...
Plot: folk hero, adventure, danger, sexual cruelty, pregnant from rape, vengeance, violent man, legends and myths, village, political unrest, righting the wronged, dishonesty ...
Time: 18th century
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands, england
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The Flight of the Eagle (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Sweden, West Germany, Norway
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The Swedish 19th century engineer S. A. Andrée sets out to become the first man on the north pole. His idea is to launch a polar expedition using a hydrogen balloon, together with two friends. The balloon, "The Eagle", takes off from ...
Style: epic, bleak, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: explorer, north pole, survival, adventure, adventurer, follow your dream, wilderness, obsessive quest, danger, escapades, hopes, partners ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: europe, sweden
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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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: jungle, adventure, immigrants, obsessive quest, village life, danger, dysfunctional family, escapades, obsession, society, utopia, village ...
Time: 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, central america, south america, latin america
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Severed Ways: The Norse Discovery of America (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An unexpectedly modern take on a tale of two Viking warriors abandoned on the American coast. Warning – contains a graphic answer to the question: do Vikings sh*t in the woods?
Style: epic, atmospheric, serious, offbeat, stylized
Plot: heavy metal, viking, adventure, wilderness, adventurer, obsessive quest, travel, survival, human nature, escapades, hopes, good versus evil ...
Time: ancient history
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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, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: pope, infidelity, clergy, battle zone, politics, tragic hero, human spirit, tragic love, ambition, artist, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1960s, 1500s
Place: italy, europe
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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, exciting, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, slavery, master and servant, adventure, soldier, slave, honor, ancient rome, tribe, horse, wilderness, eagle ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: england, europe, britain, scotland, scottish highlands
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