Movies like Braveheart

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Braveheart (1995)
 8.4
 1.0M
Braveheart (1995)
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 English rule.
Style: epic, breathtaking, rough, scenic, emotional, factual, exciting, inspirational, bloody, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: medieval, courage, freedom, war, warrior, tragic hero, idealism, battles, vengeance, leadership, legend, love story, beautiful scenery, sword fight, death of protagonist, folk hero, betrayal, revolt, heroes, honor, sword and shield, violent, good versus evil, military, battlefield ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century, 13th century
Place: scotland, england, scottish highlands, united kingdom, europe, london, edinburgh scotland

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Most similar movies to Braveheart

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, epic, realistic and intense films with plots about battles, betrayal, brutality, heroes, war, mentor and violence mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like Braveheart: The Patriot (2000), Gladiator (2000), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), Troy (2004), The Last Samurai (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
 273K
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, epic, factual, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: war, american revolution, revolution, vengeance, battles, human spirit, rebellion, freedom, heroic mission, military, soldier, lone hero ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1770s, 1780s
Place: south carolina, southern usa, england, scotland, virginia ...
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97%
 8.5
 1.5M
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, exciting, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: revenge, ancient rome, roman empire, vengeance, ancient history, gladiator, sword fight, courage, warrior, slavery, freedom, pride and honor ...
Time: 50s, middle ages
Place: rome italy, ancient greece, north africa, italy, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
97%
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, exciting, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: war, sword fight, medieval, knight, crusade, siege, warrior, battles, crusader, king, christianity, muslim ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: jerusalem, middle east, holy land, palestine, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 7.3
 529K
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, heroic, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: sword fight, mythology, ancient history, ancient, warrior, courage, greek mythology, war, betrayal, battlefield, forbidden love, conquering ...
Time: ancient times, middle ages
Place: ancient greece, greece, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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The Last Samurai (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama
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: epic, captivating, exciting, serious, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: samurai, war, warrior, pride and honor, human spirit, courage, self discovery, battles, sword fight, katana, loyalty, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, pacific ocean, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 6.9
 71K
Outlaw King (2018)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Forced into exile by the English after being crowned King of Scotland, legendary warrior Robert the Bruce fights to reclaim the throne.
Style: atmospheric, exciting, factual, suspense, dark ...
Plot: medieval, knight, siege, historical character, war, king, battlefield, throne, guerilla warfare, exile, rebellion, castle ...
Time: 14th century, middle ages
Place: scotland, scottish highlands, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan (2007)
Genre: Action, 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, realistic, captivating, intense, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conquering, monk, leadership, king, escape, genghis khan, battles, husband wife reunion, medieval, rise to the top, betrayal, warlord ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: mongolia, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 811K
300 (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Canada, Bulgaria
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, scenic, heroic, intense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: warrior, war, courage, ancient, sword fight, battles, legends and myths, military, human spirit, heroic mission, ancient history, army ...
Time: ancient times
Place: ancient greece, greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 8.5
 518K
Vikings (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Ireland, Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Vikings follows the adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok, the greatest hero of his age. The series tells the sagas of Ragnar's band of Viking brothers and his family, as he rises to become King of the Viking tribes. As well as being a fearless ...
Style: atmospheric, heroic, captivating, exciting, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: warrior, viking, king, adventure, battles, norse mythology, legends and myths, historical character, heroes, sword and shield, tough heroes, leader ...
Time: middle ages, 7th century, 9th century, 8th century
Place: scandinavia, europe, iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.9
 43K
Rob Roy (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
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, captivating, emotional, serious, epic ...
Plot: violent man, sword fight, rivalry, rape, adventure, folk hero, graphic violence, life philosophy, vengeance, medieval, against the odds, pregnant from rape ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
Place: scotland, england, scottish highlands, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 268K
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: epic, exciting, captivating, stylized, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: medieval, robin hood, knight, love and romance, folk hero, archer, adventure, fighting the system, escapades, king, heroes, sword and shield ...
Time: middle ages, 19th century, 12th century
Place: england, london, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Czech Republic, USA
Duration: 148 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, realistic ...
Plot: medieval, religion, joan of arc, betrayal, battles, god, war, courage, politics, siege, heroic mission, heresy ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages
Place: france, england, new orleans, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, 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, exciting, sexy, visually appealing, realistic ...
Plot: native american, indians, army, american history, american indian, colonial america, native americans, freedom, adventure, revenge, colonialism, war ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, middle ages, 1930s
Place: england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 11K
Attila (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA, Lithuania
Duration: 177 min.
TV show
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: captivating, exciting, touching, epic, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient history, roman empire, battlefield, battles, barbarian, antiquity, ancient rome, roman, war, death, village, leadership ...
Time: middle ages, 5th century
Place: rome italy, constantinople, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 170K
Alexander (2004)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Netherlands, France
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, breathtaking, serious, factual, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient history, war, conquering, gay, adventure, warlord, ambition, battles, ruler, courage, mother son relationship, destiny ...
Time: ancient times, middle ages
Place: ancient greece, persia, greece, macedonia, alexandria egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 42K
Ironclad (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, Switzerland, USA, Germany
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In the year 1215, the rebel barons of England have forced their despised King John to put his royal seal on the Magna Carta, a seminal document that upheld the rights of free men. Yet within months of pledging himself to the great charter, the King ...
Style: captivating, realistic, exciting, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: knight, crusader, siege, adventure, warrior, castle, medieval, king, evil king, battles, battlefield, sword fight ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 14K
El Cid (1961)
Genre: 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, sexy, stylized, melancholic, compassionate ...
Plot: knight, medieval, spanish history, sword fight, islam, siege, betrayal, adventure, catholic, violence, battlefield, epic battle ...
Time: 11th century, middle ages
Place: spain, europe, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 83K
Centurion (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, 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: brutal, stylized, epic, intense, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient rome, roman empire, roman, ancient history, adventure, roman soldier, sword fight, soldier, violence, survival, hunting, legion ...
Time: middle ages
Place: rome italy, britain, england, scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 6.6
 6K
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, uplifting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, ancient rome, rebellion, adventure, ancient history, leadership, gladiator, tragic hero, slavery, slave, human spirit, heroes ...
Time: 1st century b.c., ancient times
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 57K
Macbeth (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Feature film adaptation of Shakespeare's Scottish play about General Macbeth whose ambitious wife urges him to use wicked means in order to gain power of the throne over the sitting king, Duncan.
Style: bleak, atmospheric, stylized, brutal, psychological ...
Plot: shakespeare, medieval, ambition, betrayal, murder, throne, crown, witch, insanity, king, prophecy, kingdom ...
Time: middle ages, 11th century, 1930s, 70s
Place: scotland, california, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 218 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, factual, realistic, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: desert, world war one, adventure, war, imperialism, bedouin, military, historical character, battles, british empire, politics, camel ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: middle east, ottoman empire, arabia, saudi arabia, jordan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.2
 331K
Pearl Harbor (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 183 min.
Story: The lifelong friendship between Rafe McCawley and Danny Walker is put to the ultimate test when the two ace fighter pilots become entangled in a love triangle with beautiful Naval nurse Evelyn Johnson. But the rivalry between the friends-turned-foes ...
Style: romantic, sentimental, epic, factual, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: world war two, war, love triangle, love, love and romance, airplane, fighter pilot, military, navy, aviation, warship, aerial combats ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1941 ...
Place: pearl harbor, hawaii, japan, asia, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.3
 168K
King Arthur (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
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, entertaining, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: king arthur, medieval, knight, king, battles, swords and armor, arthurian legend, adventure, roman empire, sword fight, freedom, folk hero ...
Time: middle ages, 5th century, 18th century
Place: scotland, england, britain, rome italy, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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We Were Soldiers (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Germany, USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War and the soldiers on both sides that fought it.
Style: serious, factual, emotional, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, war, military, battles, soldier, battlefield, military life, wartime life, heroic mission, heroes, death, justice ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vietnam, iraq, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 43K
Last Knights (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA, South Korea, Czech Republic
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When an evil emperor executes their leader, his band of knights – bound by duty and honour – embarks on a journey of vengeance that will not come to an end until they've destroyed their mortal foe.
Style: exciting, serious, visually appealing, bad ending, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: medieval, sword fight, vengeance, warrior, king arthur, knight, revenge, adventure, master warrior, emperor, sword and shield, beautiful scenery ...
Time: middle ages, future, 18th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Liberator (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Venezuela, Spain
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Bolívar was instrumental in Latin America’s struggle for independence from the Spanish Empire, and is today considered one of the most influential politicians and emancipators in American history. Libertador is told from the viewpoint of ...
Style: captivating, serious, epic, tense, political ...
Plot: revolutionary, revolution, war, battles, rebellion, military, leadership, conqueror, folk hero, state affairs, ambition, leader ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1820s
Place: latin america, venezuela, madrid, colombia, andes mountains ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 260K
Lincoln (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish ...
Style: political, epic, thought provoking, emotional, factual ...
Plot: american civil war, idealism, civil war, president, politics, american history, war, racism, head of state, leadership, courage, freedom ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, victorian era, year 1865
Place: washington d.c., usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.1
 230K
Gandhi (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, India, USA, South Africa
Duration: 191 min.
Story: In the early years of the 20th century, Mohandas K. Gandhi, a British-trained lawyer, forsakes all worldly possessions to take up the cause of Indian independence. Faced with armed resistance from the British government, Gandhi adopts a policy of ...
Style: epic, political, inspirational, sexy, factual ...
Plot: idealism, human spirit, leadership, protest, freedom, lawyer, politics, independence, religious intolerance, peace, justice, life philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1930s, year 1948, 19th century ...
Place: india, south africa, england, africa, vatican ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 30K
Henry V (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, 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, epic, exciting, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: medieval, battles, war, shakespeare, king, politics, royal family, king of england, battlefield, tragedy, military, state affairs ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages
Place: france, england, europe, london, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Enemy at the Gates (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Ireland, UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Enemy at the Gates is a war film from Jean-Jacques Annaud from 2001 that takes place during the battle of Stalingard in World War II between the Russians and the Germans.
Style: realistic, epic, serious, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, world war two, war, military, german, russian, friendship, heroes, nazism, death, nazi, courage ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: russia, ussr, poland, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%