Movies like The Arena 2001

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The Arena (2001)
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The Arena (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Action
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In an age of Gladiators, the power that was Rome held its empire together with the might of its armies, the sweat and tears of its conquests, and the cheers and bloodlust of its citizens - glorified in the deadly spectacle of The Arena. Stolen from their homelands, the fiery Druid maiden Bodicia, exotic slave girl Jessemina, and the powerful barbarian Flavius, are pitted against each other as gladiators by the sadistic Roman Governor Timarchus. Banished by Caesar, Timarchus unleashes his frustration on his gladiators, staging extravagant spectacles of combat, orgy and death. In a violent world where only the strong survive, love and hate, life and death, are separated by an instant.
Style: serious, captivating, exciting, suspense, rough, realistic, cult film, remake of cult film
Plot: amazon, slave girl, gladiator, adventure, contests and competitions, captivity, ambition, rebellion, danger, rebelliousness, rivalry, roman empire, survival, sexploitation, heroes, confined, graphic violence, master warrior, dishonesty, strong female presence, state affairs, corrupted ruler, rape, female nudity, roman ...
Time: ancient history
Place: rome italy

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, realistic and captivating films with plots about heroes, rivalry, adventure, danger, escapades, master warrior and graphic violence mostly in Action, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Arena: Spartacus (2004), Barbarian Queen (1985), Amazons and Gladiators (2001), Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011), Spartacus (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Spartacus (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
TV show
Story: Sentenced to spend out the rest of his adult life laboring in the harsh deserts of Egypt, the Thracian slave Spartacus gets a new lease on life when he is purchased by the obese owner of a Roman gladiator school. Moved by the defiance of an ...
Style: epic, serious, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: slavery, roman empire, rebellion, slave, ancient rome, tragic hero, human spirit, adventure, leadership, gladiator, heroes, righting the wronged ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world, 1st century b.c., ancient times
Place: rome italy
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67%
Barbarian Queen (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Argentina
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Set during the days of the Roman Empire. A simple village is raided by Roman troops, and most of the people are whisked off to be slaves or killed. Three women survive and set off to liberate their people. When they arrive at the Roman city, they ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female warrior, barbarian, rebellion, gladiator, escapades, good versus evil, danger, heroes, rivalry, rebelliousness, vengeance, roman empire ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Amazons and Gladiators (2001)
Genre: Drama, Action, Adventure
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: During the Roman Empire, General Crassius ruled a small province with an Iron fist. Serena, a young girl in a village, watches Crassius kill her parents. Crassius and Serena's destiny would lead them to the Gladiator ring; the Amazons Warrior ...
Style: serious, captivating, exciting, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female warrior, roman empire, amazon, sword fight, adventure, rivalry, heroic mission, vengeance, heroes, gladiator, girl power, feminism ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 331 min.
TV show
Story: Before Spartacus struck down his first opponent in the arena, there were many gladiators who passed through the gates onto the sand.'Spartacus: Gods of the Arena' tells the story of the original Champion of the House of Batiatus: Gannicus ...
Style: exciting, stylized, realistic, serious, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gladiator, roman empire, strong sexual content, ancient rome, slave, heroes, master warrior, arena, roman, warrior, pride and honor, betrayal ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Spartacus (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
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, sexual, sexy, heroic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient rome, gladiator, rebellion, slavery, roman empire, battles, warrior, sword and sandal, death, sword fight, ambition, gory ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
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71%
 5.3
 2K
The Arena (1974)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Female gladiators fight to the death. Inspired by the story of Spartacus, follow the adventures of a bevy of slave girls who, upon finding themselves thrust into the gladiator ring, mount a vicious rebellion to fight their way to freedom.
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, rough, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, ancient rome, sword fight, adventure, vengeance, survival, contests and competitions, rivalry, gladiator, danger, master and servant, against the odds ...
Time: ancient history, 70s
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 8.5
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Gladiator (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Malta, Morocco
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, breathtaking, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: roman empire, vengeance, warrior, revenge, ancient rome, freedom, gladiator, courage, sword fight, master warrior, pride and honor, tragic hero ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: rome italy, italy, north africa, germany, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 529
Gale Force (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A new reality-style game show, "Treasure Hunt" has invited a cast of contestants, including a Los Angeles cop who's joined to try and make up for an earlier PR blunder, to a tropical island to hunt for a buried treasure worth ten ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, captivating, realistic
Plot: treasure hunt, island, hurricane, rivalry, escapades, survival, contests and competitions, adventure, danger, dishonesty, criminal heroes, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The Invincible Gladiator (1961)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A Roman warrior leads a revolt against an evil ruler. A young, diminutive ruler makes a big decision to unseat a nobleman whose ego has outgrown him. But can the 10-year-old take on such an impressive nemesis?
Style: stylized, atmospheric, epic, serious, exciting
Plot: roman empire, kidnapping, battles, politics, rescue, state affairs, adventure, heroes, rivalry, escapades, adventurer, danger ...
Time: ancient history
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.4
 186
Gladiators 7 (1962)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Framed for the escape of five gladiators from the arena, the son of one of Sparta's leading citizens is sentenced to the arena as gladiator himself and forced to fight for his life in the Roman Colosseum. Years later he manages to escape and ...
Style: epic, stylized, captivating, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, state affairs, rivalry, military, dishonesty, samurai, escapades, rebellion, battles, revolution, righting the wronged, royal family ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Fire on the Amazon (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When a well-known environmental researcher is murdered in the Amazon jungle, an arrogant photojournalist joins forces with a beautiful young activist to find out who is responsible. Along they way, they fall in love as they discover the men ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, colourful, suspenseful
Plot: amazon, murder, jungle, assassination, deforestation, fighting the system, investigation, adventure, environmentalism, uncover truth, protest, love ...
Time: 90s
Place: bolivia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Death Warrior (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A gritty MMA fighter is forced into a twisted, underground gambling ring in which he must fight to the death with other MMA fighters in order to save his wife from certain death at the hands of a maniacal crime boss. In a desperate race against ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, survival, contests and competitions, danger, profanity, ambition, violence, mortal combat, murder, sexual content, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.7
 43K
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, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient rome, roman empire, roman soldier, betrayal, vengeance, false accusation, survival, roman, arena, dishonesty, chases and races, rivalry ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: italy, rome italy, jerusalem, palestine, greece ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.3
 2K
Ben Hur (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Spain, Canada, USA
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: About the struggle between the Roman Empire and its rebellious conquest Judaea, and two best friends caught in a terrible moment in history.
Style: exciting, rough, captivating, epic, serious ...
Plot: roman empire, rebellion, vengeance, military, slavery, dishonesty, danger, betrayal, political unrest, rivalry, society, state affairs ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Iris: The Movie (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Hyunjun and Sawoo, close friends and rivals from the South Korean special forces, are recruited by the secret agency NSS. They both fall for Seunghee, the beautiful but lethal profiling specialist at NSS. When they are faced against each other in a ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, captivating, rough ...
Plot: espionage, rivalry, terrorism, political conspiracy, danger, special agents, assassination, romance, adventure, undercover, political corruption, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Zatoichi and the Fugitives (1968)
Genre: Drama, Action, Adventure
Country: Japan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Zatoichi runs afoul of some evil fugitives, working for a corrupt law official.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: katana, snake, master warrior, one man army, dishonesty, crimes, samurai, gangsters, vengeance, village, kidnapping, martial arts ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 356
Warrior Angels (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA, Ireland, Lithuania
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1190, the knight Elizabeth leaves her young son Peter in England, battles, and is wounded in the Third Holy Crusade. She must return to her village, where she is informed by the local priest that Peter was abducted by the wicked tyrant Grekkor ...
Style: exciting, serious, disturbing, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, adventure, rescue, heroes, medieval, escapades, vengeance, battles, daring rescue, danger, master warrior, courage ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.7
 1K
Kamui (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: KAMUI is a Ninja on the run from the world of Ninja bound by rules in search of true freedom. However, he is burdened with the fate, where it is not allowed to take the secret of their powers outside of the tribe -- if you are born as Ninja, you ...
Style: stylized, rough, epic, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ninja, martial arts, heroes, rebellion, rivalry, human spirit, redemption, good versus evil, escapades, on the run, danger, obsessive quest ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Zatoichi's Flashing Sword (1964)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Blind masseur Zatoichi is nursed back to health by a young woman after he is shot by a gang member. Zatoichi, who had come to the village to repay a debt, now feels further indebted. He commits himself to use his amazing sword skills to help the ...
Style: stylized, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: samurai, gangsters, assassination attempt, crimes, rivalry, confined, danger, master warrior, deadly, escapades, one man army, adventure ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Warriors of Heaven and Earth (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Chinese emissary is sent to the Gobi desert to execute a renegade soldier. When a caravan transporting a Buddhist monk and a valuable treasure is threatened by thieves, however, the two warriors might unite to protect the travelers.
Style: exciting, serious, epic, breathtaking, lyrical ...
Plot: martial arts, adventure, vengeance, desert, survival, rivalry, lone wolves, danger, escapades, uninhibited rivalry, sword and sandal, fight ...
Time: ancient history, 8th century
Place: china, asia, japan, ancient china, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Atlas (1961)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Evil king Praximedes convinces superhero Atlas to fight for him, but Atlas eventually sees the king's true nature and turns against him.
Style: suspenseful, epic, exciting, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cult, imaginary, adventure, soldier, state affairs, rivalry, superhero, battle zone, woman in danger, legends and myths, heroic mission, military ...
Time: ancient history
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Treasure Raiders (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Michael, an American professor teaching history at Moscow University, finances his passion for treasure hunting with competitive street racing. His racing nemesis Wolf becomes his ally as they both embark on a quest to search for a famous ancient ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, realistic
Plot: street racing, treasure hunt, obsessive quest, adventure, uninhibited rivalry, chases and races, danger, adventurer, chase, martial arts, tough guy, martial artist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Crash Point Zero (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a plane carrying a legendary and recently found death ray machine from Siberia to Canada is hijacked and crashes in the remote mountains of Alaska, only a fearless government agent (Treat Williams) will risk his life to save the world. A modern ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, survival, terrorism, danger, save the day, adventure, confined, deadly, undercover, heroes, race against time, daring rescue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Richard The Lionheart (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: King Henry II tests the loyalty and honor of his son Richard sending him to a secret castle known as the Knight's Martyr. There, the Prince must fight against adversaries representing the virtues of a knight.
Style: exciting, serious, epic, realistic
Plot: escapades, royal family, survival, rivalry, state affairs, aging, danger, contests and competitions, parents and children, king, sword and sorcery, fight to the death ...
Time: middle ages, 21st century, contemporary, 12th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Circle of Pain (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Following a fighting accident, Dalton Hunt retired from the world of MMA at the top. Unable to outrun his guilt, he lost his family, his title, and his way. But when a crooked promoter lures him back into a fight against the current undefeated ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mixed martial arts, friendship, athlete's life, rivalry, contests and competitions, forced into action, athlete and trainer, ambition, martial arts, cage fighting, sport, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Clash of Empires (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: Malaysia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Based loosely on the 16th century historical document entitled ‘The Malay Annals’, ’The Chronicles of Merong Mahawangsa’ is an action-packed epic feature film, with mythical characters, magical moments and dazzling visual-effects sequences. ...
Style: epic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, heroes, martial arts, battles, state affairs, head of state, master warrior, danger, hopes, adventure, heroic mission, destiny ...
Time: ancient history
Place: asia, china, malaysia, arabia
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Dead Lands (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: New Zealand, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Hongi, a Maori chieftain’s teenage son, must avenge his father’s murder in order to bring peace and honour to the souls of his loved ones after his tribe is slaughtered through an act of treachery. Vastly outnumbered by a band of villains led by ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, exciting, realistic
Plot: adventure, vengeance, against the odds, survival, heroes, rivalry, youth, danger, deadly, gory, master warrior, warrior ...
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Fight, Zatoichi, Fight (1964)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Blind swordsman/masseuse Zatoichi befriends a young woman returning home with her baby. When gangsters mistake her for Zatoichi and kill her, Zatoichi determines to escort the baby to its father. He gains the reluctant help of a young pick pocket ...
Style: emotional, rough, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: samurai, danger, deadly, chases and races, adventure, babies and infants, master warrior, motherhood, death of mother, prostitute, assassin, murderer ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Maximum Cage Fighting (2006)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jimmy Garren, a former Tae Kwon Do world champion, is now retired and a widowed father to ten-year-old Katie. So when he's challenged by a famous cage fighter-and former rival Nick "the Nasty" Harper-to a fight, he refuses...until ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspense
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, one man army, adventure, ambition, save the day, rivalry, tough heroes, escapades, crimes, danger, daring rescue, righting the wronged ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 4.9
 185
Hero of Rome (1964)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In ancient Rome, the people finally oust their despised king, Tarquinius, and declare the city a republic. Tarquinius makes an alliance with the Etruscan king, Porsenna, to take back power in Rome, but a Roman general, the heroic Mucius, sets out to ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, stylized, epic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, hostage, ancient rome, roman empire, hostages, adventure, war, rivalry, escapades, danger, state affairs, heroes ...
Time: ancient history
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%