Movies like Alexander

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Alexander (2004)
 5.6
 151K
Alexander
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Germany, USA, Netherlands, France, UK, Italy
Duration: 175 min.
Story: Alexander, the King of Macedonia, leads his legions against the giant Persian Empire. After defeating the Persians, he leads his army across the then known world, venturing farther than any westerner had ever gone, all the way to India.
Style: epic, factual, breathtaking, suspense, stylized, serious, sincere, realistic, dramatic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rise to the top, war, battles, heroes, adventure, conquering, brutality, courage, battle zone, ambition, homosexuality, state affairs, death, destiny, royal family, mother son relationship, betrayal, gory, gay, male nudity, master warrior, parents and children, catastrophe, greek, dialogue ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: egypt, greece, europe, macedonia, ancient greece, persia, india

Most similar movies to Alexander

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, epic, realistic and intense films with plots about betrayal, brutality, dialogue, mentor, beautiful scenery, catastrophe and culture clash mostly in Drama, History and Action genres. Some movies like Alexander: Troy (2004), Braveheart (1995), Arn: The Knight Templar (2007), Heaven & Earth (1993), Kingdom of Heaven (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 7.2
 434K
Troy
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, Malta, UK
Duration: 163 min.
Story: In year 1250 B.C. during the late Bronze age, two emerging nations begin to clash. Paris, the Trojan prince, convinces Helen, Queen of Sparta, to leave her husband Menelaus, and sail with him back to Troy. After Menelaus finds out that his wife was ...
Style: epic, exciting, rough, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, date night
Plot: romance, mythology, tragic hero, sword fight, betrayal, war, vengeance, courage, brutality, beautiful scenery, forbidden love, revenge ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: ancient greece, europe, greece
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System:   95%
    User:   95%
 
 8.4
 858K
Braveheart
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Enraged at the slaughter of Murron, his new bride and childhood love, Scottish warrior William Wallace slays a platoon of the local English lord's soldiers. This leads the village to revolt and, eventually, the entire country to rise up against ...
Style: epic, realistic, emotional, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, freedom, idealism, vengeance, courage, betrayal, violence, sword fight, revenge, politics, master warrior, tragic hero ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: scotland, england, europe, scottish highlands, edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   79%
 
Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Russia, Germany, Kazakhstan
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, stylized, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: destiny, slavery, childhood, betrayal, blind ambition, leadership, mentor, war, brutality, storytelling, vengeance, rise to the top ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: china, asia, mongolia, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   100%
 
Arn: The Knight Templar
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Sweden, UK, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Germany, Morocco
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Arn, the son of a high-ranking Swedish nobleman is educated in a monastery and sent to the Holy Land as a knight templar to do penance for a forbidden love.
Style: epic, serious, bleak, realistic, rough ...
Plot: adventure, war, desert, obsessive quest, islam, medieval, sword fight, swedish, danger, escapades, heroes, betrayal ...
Time: middle ages
Place: europe, holy land, sweden, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   100%
 
 6.8
 12K
Heaven & Earth
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Le Ly lives in a small Vietnamese village whose serenity is shattered when war breaks out. Caught between the Viet Cong and the South Vietnamese army, the village is all but destroyed. After being both brutalized and raped, Le Ly resolves to flee. ...
Style: epic, realistic, psychological, serious, bleak ...
Plot: vietnam war, survival, culture clash, interracial relations, innocence lost, war, rape, torture, civil war, wartime, village, brutality ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   100%
 
Kingdom of Heaven
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK, Spain, Germany, Morocco
Duration: 144 min.
Story: After his wife dies, a blacksmith named Balian is thrust into royalty, political intrigue and bloody holy wars during the Crusades.
Style: epic, realistic, serious, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: war, christianity, islam, christian, religion, knight, sword fight, corruption, desert, violence, master warrior, medieval ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: middle east, holy land, israel, jerusalem, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   60%
 
 7.7
 672K
300
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Based on Frank Miller's graphic novel, "300" is very loosely based the 480 B.C. Battle of Thermopylae, where the King of Sparta led his army against the advancing Persians; the battle is said to have inspired all of Greece to band ...
Style: epic, exciting, harsh, scenic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courage, war, warrior, gory, vengeance, betrayal, storytelling, historical character, fight scenes, brutality, sacrifice, state affairs ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: ancient greece, greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   100%
 
 7.3
 11K
El Cid
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: betrayal, adventure, vengeance, war, sword fight, violence, tragic hero, sacrifice, courage, love story, period piece, medieval ...
Time: middle ages
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   35%
 
 7.1
 21K
The Bounty
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: epic, serious, suspenseful, factual, realistic ...
Plot: adventure, island, betrayal, rebellion, ship, brutality, period piece, british, adventurer, boat, christian, mutiny ...
Time: 18th century, 1930s, 1780s
Place: england, europe, tahiti, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   30%
 
 6.5
 39K
Flyboys
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The adventures of the Lafayette Escadrille, young Americans who volunteered for the French military before the U.S. entered World War I, and became the country's first fighter pilots.
Style: factual, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: war, military, airplane, aviation, adventure, german, courage, aerial combat, battles, weapons, danger, heroes ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   39%
 
The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc
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, rough, factual, captivating, serious ...
Plot: joan of arc, war, betrayal, brutality, politics, heroic mission, battles, mission from god, courage, heroine, rape, god ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: france, england, europe, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   37%
 
Ashoka the Great
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: India
Duration: 169 min.
Story: In India, about 260 BC in the Empire of Magadha, the Prince Asoka (Shah Rukh Khan) survives to many betrayals of his brothers, leaded by the evil Susima (Ajit Kumar), who wants to kill him to inherit the throne. His mothers orders Asoka to leave ...
Style: epic, stylized, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: bollywood, romance, redemption, betrayal, dancing, tough heroes, indians, storytelling, violence, emperor, deadly, destiny ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   33%
 
 6.7
 233K
Robin Hood
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 140 min.
Story: When soldier Robin happens upon the dying Robert of Loxley, he promises to return the man's sword to his family in Nottingham. There, he assumes Robert's identity; romances his widow, Marion; and draws the ire of the town's sheriff ...
Style: epic, exciting, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, medieval, betrayal, fighting the system, corruption, folk hero, sword fight, knight, revenge, village, death, battles ...
Time: middle ages, 19th century, 12th century
Place: england, france, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   36%
 
 6.3
 149K
King Arthur
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK, Ireland
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The story of the Arthurian legend, based on the 'Sarmatian hypothesis' which contends that the legend has a historical nucleus in the Sarmatian heavy cavalry troops stationed in Britain, and that the Roman-British military commander, ...
Style: epic, exciting, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: king arthur, adventure, freedom, christianity, sword fight, destiny, christian, folk hero, medieval, roman empire, master warrior, period piece ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century
Place: england, europe, scotland, london, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   100%
 
 7.4
 40K
Red Cliff
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea
Duration: 150 min.
Story: In 208 A.D., in the final days of the Han Dynasty, shrewd Prime Minster Cao convinced the fickle Emperor Han the only way to unite all of China was to declare war on the kingdoms of Xu in the west and East Wu in the south. Thus began a military ...
Style: epic, stylized, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, martial arts, kung fu, master warrior, vengeance, beautiful scenery, soldier, adventure, civil war, brutality, tragic hero, betrayal ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, hong kong, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   32%
 
 6.4
 72K
Centurion
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Britain, A.D. 117. Quintus Dias, the sole survivor of a Pictish raid on a Roman frontier fort, marches north with General Virilus' legendary Ninth Legion, under orders to wipe the Picts from the face of the Earth and destroy their leader, ...
Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful, bloody, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violence, survival, adventure, war, roman empire, blood, chase, betrayal, revenge, soldier, behind enemy lines, sword fight ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: england, scotland, europe, britain, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   30%
 
 7.1
 26K
Nixon
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 192 min.
Story: An all-star cast powers this epic look at American President Richard M. Nixon, a man carrying the fate of the world on his shoulders while battling the self-destructive demands within. Spanning his troubled boyhood in California to the shocking ...
Style: epic, serious, factual, realistic, touching ...
Plot: politics, president, conspiracy, corruption, paranoia, head of state, world politics, political, rise and fall, race issues, greed, assassination ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 60s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: california, texas, washington d.c., china
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   32%
 
Spartacus: War of the Damned
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Spartacus is an American television series inspired by the historical figure of Spartacus, a Thracian gladiator who from 73 to 71 BCE led a major slave uprising against the Roman Republic departing from Capua.
Style: epic, realistic, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, gladiator, ancient rome, rebellion, gory, intrigue, battles, sword and sandal, arena, ambition, rebel, slavery ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
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System:   27%
    User:   27%
 
The 300 Spartans
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, exciting, serious, talky, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, adventure, betrayal, military, soldier, sword fight, master warrior, sacrifice, courage, immortality, beautiful scenery, runaway ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1960s
Place: greece, europe, ancient greece, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   28%
 
 7.7
 26K
Henry V
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Gritty adaption of William Shakespeare's play about the English King's bloody conquest of France.
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, dramatic, exciting ...
Plot: war, politics, shakespeare, medieval, tragedy, courage, royal family, british, mentor, wartime, battles, adaptation ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: france, england, europe, london, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   26%
    User:   24%
 
 7.2
 230K
The Patriot
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 165 min.
Story: After proving himself on the field of battle in the French and Indian War, Benjamin Martin wants nothing more to do with such things, preferring the simple life of a farmer. But when his son Gabriel enlists in the army to defend their new nation, ...
Style: rough, captivating, sentimental, uplifting, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, vengeance, rebellion, revolution, british, courage, freedom, patriotism, daring rescue, death, period piece, wartime ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s, 1780s
Place: south carolina, england, usa, scotland, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   26%
    User:   27%
 
 6.7
 9K
Attila
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA, Lithuania
Duration: 177 min.
Story: A romanced story of Attila the Hun, since his childhood, when he lost his parents until his death. Attila is disclosed as a great leader, strategist and lover and the movie shows his respect to the great Roman strategist Flavius Aetius, his loves ...
Style: epic, captivating, serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, roman empire, tragic hero, vengeance, war, heroic mission, political unrest, adventure, battles, blood, violence, king ...
Time: ancient history, middle ages
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   26%
    User:   21%
 
 5.8
 222K
Noah
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A man who suffers visions of an apocalyptic deluge takes measures to protect his family from the coming flood.
Style: biblical, exciting, captivating, suspense, apocalyptic ...
Plot: religion, survival, apocalypse, redemption, christianity, end of the world, god, natural disaster, adventure, forces of nature, life & death, moral dilemma ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   25%
    User:   26%
 
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The Last of the Mohicans
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: As the English and French soldiers battle for control of the American colonies in the 18th century, the settlers and native Americans are forced to take sides. Cora and her sister Alice unwittingly walk into trouble but are reluctantly saved by ...
Style: epic, realistic, exciting, emotional, serious ...
Plot: romance, adventure, wilderness, vengeance, native americans, revenge, colonialism, brutality, forbidden love, indians, interracial romance, love story ...
Time: 18th century, 1930s
Place: usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   24%
    User:   22%
 
 6.2
 60K
The Eagle
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: adventure, slavery, wilderness, roman empire, military, betrayal, master and servant, culture clash, brutality, sword fight, fight scenes, soldier ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: england, scotland, europe, britain, scottish highlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   23%
    User:   21%
 
 7.2
 60K
Agora
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A historical drama set in Roman Egypt, concerning philosopher Hypatia of Alexandria and her relationship with her slave Davus, who is torn between his love for her and the possibility of gaining his freedom by joining the rising tide of Christianity.
Style: epic, serious, stylized, biblical, touching ...
Plot: christianity, destiny, slavery, philosophy, atheism, christian, religion, impossible love, freedom, political unrest, science, judaism ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: egypt, africa, middle east, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   23%
    User:   25%
 
The Last Samurai
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, New Zealand, Japan
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Nathan Algren is an American hired to instruct the Japanese army in the ways of modern warfare, which finds him learning to respect the samurai and the honorable principles that rule them. Pressed to destroy the samurai's way of life in the ...
Style: realistic, epic, stylized, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: samurai, war, culture clash, friendship, courage, sacrifice, sword fight, rebellion, destiny, civil war, redemption, politics ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1800s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   23%
    User:   25%
 
Max Manus: Man of War
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Norway, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Max Manus is a Norwegian 2008 biographic war film based on the real events of the life of resistance fighter Max Manus (1914–96), after his contribution in the Winter War against the Soviet Union. The story follows Manus through the outbreak of ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, adventure, idealism, german, nazi, resistance, heroic mission, wartime, escape, finnish, nazis, fascism ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: norway, europe, scotland, africa, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   23%
    User:   25%
 
 6.7
 77K
The New World
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, atmospheric, meditative, serious, epic ...
Plot: culture clash, native americans, wilderness, romance, colonialism, existentialism, chief, adventure, indians, beautiful scenery, love story, fall in love ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: virginia, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   23%
    User:   23%
 
Gods and Generals
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 219 min.
Story: The film centers mostly around the personal and professional life of Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, a brilliant if eccentric Confederate general, from the outbreak of the American Civil War until its halfway point when Jackson is killed ...
Style: epic, sincere, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: war, american civil war, civil war, military, slavery, christian, military life, student life, dialogue, battles, revolution, college ...
Time: contemporary, 1860s
Place: maine, virginia, usa, west virginia, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   22%
    User:   21%
 
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