Movies like Alexander

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Alexander (2004)
 5.6
 153K
Alexander (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Netherlands, France, 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, suspense, serious, factual, breathtaking, harsh, sincere, realistic, stylized, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: homosexuality, ambition, war, heroes, battles, conquering, rise to the top, adventure, ruler, state affairs, battle zone, royal family, military, gory, brutality, courage, death, destiny, betrayal, treason, greek, army, emperor, bravery, battle ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: greece, macedonia, ancient greece, persia, egypt, europe, india

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Most similar movies to Alexander

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out epic, serious, realistic and exciting films with plots about betrayal, battle, violence, brutality, sword fight, sacrifice and sword mostly in Drama, History and Action genres. Some movies like Alexander: Troy (2004), Braveheart (1995), 300 (2006), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), Gladiator (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
 446K
Troy (2004)
Genre: Drama, History
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, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: betrayal, warrior, tragic hero, courage, army, forbidden love, ancient, war, heroic, heroes, mythology, vengeance ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 8.4
 881K
Braveheart (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Ireland
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: rough, epic, exciting, factual, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: freedom, tragic hero, warrior, courage, war, heroes, battles, folk hero, vengeance, love story, leadership, torture ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: scotland, england, scottish highlands, europe, edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 685K
300 (2006)
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
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, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: warrior, courage, battles, ancient, historical character, master warrior, heroic mission, human spirit, military, war, army, against the odds ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan (2007)
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, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monk, conquering, slavery, arranged marriage, king, tribe, escape, battle, leadership, childhood, starvation, struggle ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: mongolia, asia, china, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
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, serious, exciting, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: knight, king, battles, warrior, siege, war, military, christianity, army, muslim, self sacrifice, adventure ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: holy land, middle east, england, israel, jerusalem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.5
 1.2M
Gladiator (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 155 min.
Story: In the year 180, the death of emperor Marcus Aurelius throws the Roman Empire into chaos. Maximus is one of the Roman army's most capable and trusted generals and a key advisor to the emperor. As Marcus' devious son Commodus ascends to ...
Style: epic, captivating, exciting, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: warrior, vengeance, roman empire, courage, master warrior, pride and honor, emperor, heroes, tragic hero, freedom, slavery, revenge ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: dungeon, germany, rome italy, north africa, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Arn: The Knight Templar (2007)
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, bleak, serious, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monastery, nun, adventure, war, obsessive quest, rivalry, military, forbidden love, battles, master warrior, escapades, love and romance ...
Time: middle ages
Place: sweden, holy land, middle east, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 41K
Red Cliff (2008)
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, carrier pigeon, strategy, casualty of war, flaming arrow, battles, attack, military, king, soldier, rivalry ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, ancient china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.3
 151K
King Arthur (2004)
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, stylized, entertaining, intense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, knight, king arthur, battles, swords and armor, freedom, christianity, arthurian legend, childhood, invasion, self sacrifice, bishop ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century
Place: scotland, europe, england, britain, dungeon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)
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, captivating, factual, rough, serious ...
Plot: politics, battles, joan of arc, siege, rape, war, burned alive, heroic mission, brutality, betrayal, heroine, murder ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: france, england, europe, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 73K
Centurion (2010)
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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, soldier, behind enemy lines, survival, adventure, battles, danger, sole survivor, war, confined, sword fight, betrayal ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: britain, england, europe, scotland, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
300: Rise of an Empire (2014)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on Frank Miller's latest graphic novel Xerxes and told in the breathtaking visual style of the blockbuster "300," this new chapter of the epic saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield--on the sea--as Greek general ...
Style: epic, stylized, serious, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, transformation, rage, soldier, invasion, vengeance, tough heroes, heroic mission, swords and armor, master warrior, state affairs, legends and myths ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient greece, middle east, greece, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Spartacus: War of the Damned (2010)
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, rough, exciting, sexual, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, rebellion, slavery, battles, warrior, rebel, strong sexual content, death, master warrior, gladiator, sword and sandal, soldier ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 12K
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, realistic, serious ...
Plot: war, knight, siege, convent, treason, tragic hero, betrayal, adventure, vengeance, on the run, rivalry, state affairs ...
Time: middle ages
Place: spain, europe, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Ashoka the Great (2001)
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: captivating, exciting, epic, realistic, serious ...
Plot: emperor, assassination attempt, bollywood, buddhism, battles, heroes, ruler, redemption, romance, betrayal, presumed dead, true love ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Last Samurai (2003)
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: exciting, captivating, epic, serious, inter cultural ...
Plot: samurai, warrior, self discovery, courage, master warrior, friendship, battles, swords and armor, human spirit, military life, war, pride and honor ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1870s
Place: japan, asia, pacific ocean, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The 300 Spartans (1962)
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, serious, rough, exciting, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, heroes, heroic mission, adventure, warrior, battles, master warrior, against the odds, chaos, leadership, danger, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1960s
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.2
 61K
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, bleak, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, slavery, soldier, honor, legends and myths, wilderness, heroes, danger, master and servant, culture clash, adventure, tribe ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: england, scotland, scottish highlands, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 6.7
 10K
Attila (2001)
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, realistic, touching, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, empress, emperor, village, battlefield, sword and sandal, violence, king, blood, death, barbarian, battle ...
Time: ancient history, middle ages
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 2.7
 5K
The Gaul (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Belgium, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the year 60 B.C. a group of Druids, including the arch-druid Guttuart (Max von Sydow), witness the passing of a comet and interpret it as the sign of the coming of a king for their country Gaul, which has not had a king for a long time. Guttuart ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: destiny, roman empire, betrayal, leadership, heroes, vengeance, danger, battles, tough heroes, soldier, military, rivalry ...
Time: 1st century b.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.7
 37K
Ben-Hur (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A falsely accused nobleman survives years of slavery to take vengeance on his best friend who betrayed him.
Style: epic, exciting, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, roman empire, vengeance, confined, false accusation, dishonesty, moral dilemma, male friendship, resistance fighter, sibling rivalry, ancient rome, justice ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: italy, greece, palestine, jerusalem, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.5
 99K
Pompeii (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In 79 A.D., Milo, a slave turned gladiator, finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia, the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant who has been unwillingly betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts in a ...
Style: epic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: roman empire, slavery, forces of nature, save the lady, adventure, danger, race against time, ruler, forbidden love, chaos, gladiator, volcanic eruption ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 70s
Place: italy, britain, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.5
 1K
Augustus (2003)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Italy, Germany, France, Spain, Austria
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Caesar Augustus tells of how he became the emperor to his reluctant daughter, Julia following the death of her husband Agrippa.
Style: stylized, serious, exciting, realistic, epic
Plot: roman empire, betrayal, politics, assassination, intrigue, emperor, ancient rome, political unrest, leadership, rise to the top, state affairs, romance ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 1st century b.c.
Place: europe, rome italy, greece, italy, macedonia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 7.6
 26K
Henry V (1989)
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, exciting, captivating, serious, stylized ...
Plot: battles, princess, kingdom, war, politics, shakespeare, medieval, wooing, royal family, human spirit, invasion, mistress ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: france, europe, england, london, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Legend of Hercules (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In Ancient Greece 1200 B.C., a queen succumbs to the lust of Zeus to bear a son promised to overthrow the tyrannical rule of the king and restore peace to a land in hardship. But this prince, Hercules, knows nothing of his real identity or his ...
Style: serious, epic, exciting, surprise ending, awful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, legends and myths, superhuman powers, destiny, adventure, mythology, danger, heroes, introspection, rivalry, heroic mission, escapades ...
Time: ancient history
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe, egypt, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.0
 152K
Immortals (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Theseus is a mortal man chosen by Zeus to lead the fight against the ruthless King Hyperion, who is on a rampage across Greece to obtain a weapon that can destroy humanity.
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, epic, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: immortality, legends and myths, good versus evil, army, mythology, adventure, battles, fight for supremacy, greek, vengeance, legendary, oracle ...
Time: ancient history, future
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.0
 26K
Cleopatra (1963)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Switzerland, UK, USA
Duration: 192 min.
Story: Historical epic. The triumphs and tragedy of the Egyptian queen, Cleopatra.The winner of four Oscars, this epic saga of love, greed and betrayal stars Elizabeth Taylor as the passionate and ambitious Egyptian queen who's determined to hold on ...
Style: epic, stylized, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: femme fatale, roman empire, betrayal, assassination, cleopatra, julius caesar, ancient rome, ruler, tombs and skeletons, romance, political unrest, deadly ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c., 1930s, 18th century
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.9
 4K
Cromwell (1970)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Disgusted with the policies of King Charles I, Oliver Cromwell plans to take his family to the New World. But on the eve of their departure, Cromwell is drawn into the tangled web of religion and politics that will result in the English Civil War.
Style: epic, realistic, captivating, sincere, stylized ...
Plot: betrayal, politics, military, revolution, parliament, tyranny, king, against the odds, rise and fall, rebelliousness, society, ambition ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 18th century, 80s
Place: england, ireland, europe, america, scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.1
 22K
The Bounty (1984)
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: suspenseful, captivating, serious, factual, intense ...
Plot: island, adventure, ship, betrayal, sea captain, mutiny, navy, murder, escapades, rebelliousness, military life, journey ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1930s
Place: england, tahiti, europe, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.2
 235K
The Patriot (2000)
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: uplifting, captivating, rough, sentimental, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, revolution, rebellion, freedom, battles, daring rescue, human spirit, british, heroic mission, parents and children, war, period piece ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa, england, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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