Movies like Barry Lyndon

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Barry Lyndon (1975)
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Barry Lyndon (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 185 min.
Story: In the Eighteenth Century, in a small village in Ireland, Redmond Barry is a young farm boy in love with his cousin Nora Brady. When Nora engages to the British Captain John Quin, Barry challenges him for a duel of pistols. He wins and escapes to Dublin, but is robbed on the road. Without any other alternative, Barry joins the British Army to fight in the Seven Years War.
Style: epic, realistic, stylized, cynical, captivating, colourful, atmospheric, bleak, clever, gloomy ...
Plot: rise and fall, aristocracy, jealousy, nobility, debt, social climbing, glory, escapades, dishonesty, irony, boxing, spy, soldier, battles, sword fight, irish, duel, loss of son, funeral, confession, faked death, cheating, fencing, palace, british army ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1700s, 1770s
Place: ireland, england, europe, berlin germany, belgium

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Most similar movies to Barry Lyndon

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, epic and dramatic films with plots about battles, betrayal, military, brutality, mentor, culture clash and dialogue mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like Barry Lyndon: The Leopard (1963), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), The Duellists (1977), A Bridge Too Far (1977), The Man Who Would Be King (1975). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Leopard (1963)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 186 min.
Story: As Garibaldi's troops begin the unification of Italy in the 1860s, an aristocratic Sicilian family grudgingly adapts to the sweeping social changes undermining their way of life. Proud but pragmatic Prince Don Fabrizio Salina allows his war ...
Style: epic, gloomy, stylized, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: ambition, revolution, prince, family relations, politics, opportunist, civil war, officer, nobility, aging, state affairs, introspection ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: italy, sicily, europe, naples italy, palermo italy ...
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80%
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 187 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, realistic, captivating, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: desert, adventure, battles, british colonial, war, world war one, historical character, imperialism, rebel, politics, horse, culture clash ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1930s, 30s, 20s ...
Place: middle east, ottoman empire, saudi arabia, lebanon, cairo egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.4
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The Duellists (1977)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1800, as Napoleon Bonaparte rises to power in France, a rivalry erupts between Armand and Gabriel, two lieutenants in the French Army, over a perceived insult. For over a decade, they engage in a series of duels amidst larger conflicts, including ...
Style: stylized, realistic, captivating, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, sword duel, fencing, pistol duel, nudity (full frontal - brief), military life, uninhibited rivalry, obsessive quest, soldier, escapades, military, emperor ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 1800s, 18th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Bridge Too Far (1977)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: A Bridge Too Far tells the story of Operation Market Garden, the failed attempt by the allies to end the war quickly by securing three bridges in Holland and allowing access over the Rhine into Germany. A combination of poor allied intelligence and ...
Style: epic, realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: war, world war two, behind enemy lines, allies, army, heroic mission, battle zone, against the odds, soldier, mission, resistance, danger ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944, 70s
Place: netherlands, holland, germany, europe, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Man Who Would Be King (1975)
Genre: Adventure, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A robust adventure about two British adventurers who take over primitive Kafiristan as "godlike" rulers, meeting a tragic end through their desire for a native girl. Based on a short story by Rudyard Kipling.
Style: epic, witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: gold, soldier, treasure, friends, friendship, mercenary, newspaper, dishonesty, adventurer, ambition, british empire, battles ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1880s
Place: india, himalaya, asia, afghanistan, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.1
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The Bounty (1984)
Genre: 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, ship, betrayal, mutiny, murder, adventure, sea captain, escapades, navy, military life, rebelliousness, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1930s
Place: england, tahiti, europe, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.9
 5K
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, stylized, serious, factual ...
Plot: battles, revolution, political unrest, king, military, politics, royal family, intrigue, leadership, against the odds, rivalry, ambition ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 1600s, 80s, 18th century
Place: england, ireland, europe, america, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.0
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Kagemusha (1980)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: When a warlord dies, a peasant thief is called upon to impersonate him, in order to protect his clan from appearing weak and vulnerable. But he finds himself haunted by the warlord’s spirit as well as his own ambitions.
Style: epic, captivating, bleak, enigmatic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, battles, battle, lookalikes, war, switching roles, mistaken identity, disorder, state affairs, emperor, dishonesty, ruler ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, 18th century
Place: japan, feudal japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Battle of Culloden (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 69 min.
Story: Culloden is a 1964 docudrama written and directed by Peter Watkins for BBC TV. It portrays the 1746 Battle of Culloden that resulted in the British Army's destruction of the Scottish Jacobite uprising and, in the words of the narrator, ...
Style: rough, thought provoking, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: battles, soldier, reenactment, battle, military, society, war, state affairs, militant, hapless soldier, power relations, rebellion ...
Time: 18th century
Place: scotland, england, europe, scottish highlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: After an abrupt and violent encounter with a French warship inflicts severe damage upon his ship, a captain of the British Royal Navy begins a chase over two oceans to capture or destroy the enemy, though he must weigh his commitment to duty and ...
Style: exciting, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: ship, sea battle, battles, navy, adventure, leadership, napoleonic wars, ocean or sea, heroic mission, human spirit, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1800s
Place: europe, brazil, england, pacific ocean, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.4
 55K
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, thought provoking, realistic, harsh, based on true events ...
Plot: slavery, mission, jungle, clergy, punishment, interracial relations, peaceful mission, christianity, hopes, wilderness, murder, religions or cults ...
Time: 18th century
Place: south america, argentina, brazil, portugal, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Horatio Hornblower: The Duel (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The Hornblower series is based on C.S. Forester's classic maritime adventures - the story of one young man's struggle to become a leader of men. Set against the back drop of the 18th century Anglo-French wars, the bloodiest time in British ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ship, duel, napoleonic wars, battles, navy, ocean or sea, adventure, adventurer, heroes, military, weakness, british navy ...
Time: 18th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.8
 7K
Khartoum (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: English General Charles George Gordon, a devout Christian, is appointed military governor of Anglo-Egyptian Sudan by the Prime Minister. Ordered to evacuate Egyptians from the Sudan, Gordon stays on to protect the people of Khartoum, who are under ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, factual, talky ...
Plot: siege, desert, islam, politics, culture clash, imperialism, military, heroes, negotiation, battles, british empire, wartime ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, 1880s ...
Place: africa, sudan, egypt, england, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Germany, Spain, Morocco, USA, Italy, France
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, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: knight, battles, warrior, siege, war, christianity, king, adventure, military, crusade, muslim, swords and armor ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem, england, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.4
 4K
Taras Bulba (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Yugoslavia, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The Cossacks of Eastern Europe join the Poles to rid the Turks from the Steps of Europe. In return for their aid, the Poles agree to give control of the Steps to the Cossacks. After the battle, however, the Poles back out of their agreement and ...
Style: epic, touching, atmospheric, gloomy, exciting ...
Plot: cossack, heroes, battles, forbidden love, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, state affairs, love and romance, romance, unfulfillment, military, society ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ukraine, poland, europe, russia, kiev ukraine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.2
 144K
War Horse (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, India
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Follows a young man named Albert and his horse, Joey, and how their bond is broken when Joey is sold to the cavalry and sent to the trenches of World War One. Despite being too young to enlist, Albert heads to France to save his friend.
Style: emotional, touching, epic, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: horse, world war one, war, battles, friendship, german, human spirit, animal training, danger, hopes, french, trapped ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918
Place: england, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Czech Republic, USA
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: captivating, epic, factual, rough, serious ...
Plot: battles, joan of arc, politics, religion, war, heroic mission, siege, courage, rise and fall, betrayal, god, rape ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: france, england, europe, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Affair of the Necklace (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In pre-Revolutionary France, a young aristocratic woman left penniless by the political unrest in the country, must avenge her family's fall from grace by scheming to steal a priceless necklace.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, stylized, epic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: politics, conspiracy, intrigue, romance, state affairs, love and romance, royal family, couple relations, couples, revenge, dishonesty, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: france, europe, paris france, versailles, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Nomad: The Warrior (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Kazakhstan, France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The Nomad is a historical epic set in 18th-century Kazakhstan. The film is a fictionalised account of the youth and coming-of-age of Ablai Khan, as he grows and fights to defend the fortress at Hazrat-e Turkestan from Dzungar invaders.
Style: rough, serious, exciting, epic
Plot: nomad, battles, folk hero, tragic hero, heroic mission, leadership, political unrest, rise and fall, rivalry, ambition, danger, state affairs ...
Time: 18th century, 1800s
Place: kazakhstan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.9
 40K
Rob Roy (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: 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: captivating, exciting, emotional, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: violent man, rivalry, folk hero, vengeance, adventure, graphic violence, against the odds, village, criminal, outlaw, righting the wronged, legends and myths ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A chronicle of events that led to the British involvement in the Crimean War against Russia and which led to the siege of Sevastopol and the fierce Battle of Balaclava on October 25, 1854 which climaxed with the heroic, but near-disastrous calvary ...
Style: epic, serious, exciting, factual, harsh ...
Plot: anti war, british army, politics, heroes, battles, british history, british empire, war, massacre, british soldier, queen victoria, against the odds ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1850s, 70s, 60s ...
Place: russia, england, europe, istanbul turkey, turkey ...
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29%
 6.6
 250K
Robin Hood (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
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: exciting, captivating, epic, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: knight, robin hood, love and romance, folk hero, archer, adventure, medieval, king, sword fight, hopes, escapades, heroes ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century, 19th century
Place: england, europe, france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.3
 1K
Aristocrats (1999)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 300 min.
Story: Based on a true story, Aristocrats draws back the curtain on an 18th century English family near the summit of society, revealing a tapestry of romance, prejudice, infidelity, and revolution.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: master and servant, politics, rich and poor, family relations, royal family, siblings relations, state affairs, romance, high society, infidelity, power relations, intrigue ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, georgian era
Place: england, ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Colonel Chabert (1994)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Colonel Chabert has been severely wounded in the French-Russian Napoleonic war to the point that the medical examiner has signed his death certificate. When he regains his health and memory, he goes back to Paris, where his "widow", Anne ...
Style: serious, sentimental, harsh, talky, disturbing ...
Plot: battles, betrayal, haunted by the past, homecoming, romance, war, military, infidelity, wartime life, missing person, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1810s, 18th century
Place: france, paris france, europe, tokyo, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.2
 1K
Kidnapped (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Scottish orphan David Balfour (Lawrence Douglas) is betrayed by his wicked uncle Ebeneezer (Donald Pleasance), who arranges for David to be kidnapped and sold into slavery so that Unk can claim his inheritance. The boy is rescued and befriended by ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, stylized
Plot: ship, kidnapping, intrigue, betrayal, danger, rescue, adventurer, adventure, dishonesty, escapades, failed attempt, vengeance ...
Time: 18th century
Place: scotland, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.2
 64K
The Eagle (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
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: serious, bleak, suspenseful, exciting, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, slavery, gladiator, ancient rome, adventure, legends and myths, soldier, master and servant, honor, wilderness, danger, heroes ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: england, scotland, scottish highlands, europe, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.3
 158K
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: knight, king arthur, roman empire, battles, adventure, medieval, swords and armor, arthurian legend, king, army, folk hero, freedom ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century
Place: scotland, europe, england, britain, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.6
 26K
Gettysburg (1993)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 271 min.
Story: Summer 1863. The Confederacy pushes north into Pennsylvania. Union divisions converge to face them. The two great armies clash at Gettysburg, site of a theology school. For three days, through such legendary actions as Little Round Top and ...
Style: epic, realistic, captivating, serious, exciting ...
Plot: american civil war, civil war, slavery, battles, military, soldier, war, heroic mission, state affairs, civil rights, battle zone, military life ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, pennsylvania, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Lady and the Duke (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 129 min.
Story: This breathtaking, visually experimental film from New Wave director Eric Rohmer tells the true story of Grace Dalrymple Elliot (Lucy Russell), a British aristocrat trapped in Paris during the French Revolution. Determined to maintain her stiff ...
Style: captivating, atmospheric, realistic, disturbing, clever ...
Plot: master and servant, politics, aristocrat, battles, friendship, duke, french revolution, romance, forbidden love, rebelliousness, society, state affairs ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 19th century
Place: paris france, france, europe, marseille, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Sovereign's Servant (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Europe, 1709. Russia and Sweden are at war. Two French duelists are exiled by King Louis XIV of France: one to the side of Czar Peter the Great of Russia, the other to the side of King Charles XII of Sweden. Although separated by war and allegiance, ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, stylized
Plot: battles, danger, soldier, military, rivalry, state affairs, war, conquering, resistance, russian army, love interest, courage ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: europe, ukraine, russia, versailles, sweden ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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