Movies like Braveheart

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Braveheart (1995)
 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 English rule.
Style: rough, epic, exciting, factual, breathtaking, scenic, bloody, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: freedom, tragic hero, warrior, courage, war, heroes, battles, folk hero, vengeance, love story, leadership, torture, idealism, master warrior, underdog, legend, death, siege, corpse, military, pride and honor, betrayal, politics, good versus evil, sword fight ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: scotland, england, scottish highlands, europe, edinburgh scotland

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Most similar movies to Braveheart

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, epic and factual films with plots about battle, war, heroes, betrayal, courage, mentor and brutality mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like Braveheart: The Patriot (2000), Gladiator (2000), Troy (2004), Vikings (2013), Kingdom of Heaven (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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
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100%
 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%
 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 ⇓
100%
 8.6
 329K
Vikings (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Ireland, Canada
Duration: 44 min.
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: exciting, atmospheric, captivating, stylized, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: warrior, vikings, historical character, heroic, legends and myths, tough heroes, battles, master warrior, king, heroes, adventure, viking ...
Time: middle ages
Place: scandinavia, europe
⇓ 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%
 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 ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: homosexuality, ambition, war, battles, heroes, conquering, rise to the top, adventure, state affairs, battle zone, ruler, royal family ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: greece, macedonia, persia, ancient greece, egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
100%
 6.7
 238K
Robin Hood (2010)
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, captivating, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: knight, folk hero, love and romance, adventure, robin hood, hopes, archer, rivalry, political intrigue, sword fight, betrayal, village ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century, 19th century
Place: england, europe, france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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%
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%
 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%
 7.0
 45K
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, factual, exciting, suspense, breathtaking
Plot: medieval, exile, battle, kingdom, knight, battlefield, king, historical character, castle, aristocrat, guerilla warfare, taking off shirt ...
Time: 14th century
Place: scotland, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 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 ⇓
100%
Gods and Generals (2003)
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, realistic, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: american civil war, war, college, small town, battle, military, heroes, small town life, couples, family problems, military life, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 1860s, 19th century
Place: maine, virginia, west virginia, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Enemy at the Gates (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, Germany, Ireland, 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: serious, rough, bleak, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: sniper, military, nazism, friendship, war, assassination, battle zone, heroes, trap, rivalry, elimination, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: russia, soviet union, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 216 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, stylized, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: desert, horse, war, adventure, muslim, soldier, battles, torture, insanity, mercenary, interrogation, explosion ...
Time: 1910s, 30s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: middle east, lebanon, saudi arabia, jerusalem, ottoman empire ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 227K
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: epic, captivating, factual, suspense, tense ...
Plot: american civil war, racism, president, politics, head of state, idealism, speech, cultural conflict, white house, battlefield, human spirit, historical character ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
We Were Soldiers (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany
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, rough, suspenseful, tense, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, military life, vietnam war, wartime life, death, heroes, battle, explosion, war, battle zone, behind enemy lines ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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 ⇓
60%
 6.9
 38K
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, suspenseful, emotional, serious ...
Plot: violent man, rivalry, folk hero, vengeance, adventure, village, against the odds, sword fight, rape, outlaw, adventure hero, righting the wronged ...
Time: 18th century
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
32%
 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 ⇓
32%
Mary, Queen of Scots (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Mary Stuart, who was named Queen of Scotland when she was only six days old, is the last Roman Catholic ruler of Scotland. She is imprisoned at he age of 23 by her cousin Elizabeth Tudor, the English Queen and her arch adversary. Nineteen years ...
Style: captivating, stylized, realistic, serious
Plot: royal family, political unrest, murder, betrayal, catholic, queen, queen elizabeth i, execution, royal court, tragic hero, state affairs, throne ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: scotland, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: serious, captivating, exciting, realistic, epic
Plot: revolution, battles, state affairs, war, heroes, folk hero, leadership, military, ambition, rebellion, independence, sex scene ...
Time: 18th century, 1820s
Place: latin america, venezuela, south america, spain, paris france ...
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100%
 6.7
 2K
Bang Rajan (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Thailand
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Set right before the fall of Thailand's old capital, Ayuttaya, Bang Rajan draws on the legend of a village of fighters who bravely fended off the Burmese armies. With no support from the Royal army, the villagers drives the invading Burmese ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, captivating, exciting
Plot: village, pregnancy, axe, dismemberment, severed head, resistance, battlefield, leader, blood, death, army, villager ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: thailand, burma, asia, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 291K
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: sentimental, exciting, romantic, epic, factual ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, war, love and romance, tragic event, friends, military, navy, aerial combats, world war two, love, patriotism, battles ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1920s, year 1942, 1940s ...
Place: hawaii, pearl harbor, battleship, england, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger captain John Miller and seven men are tasked with penetrating German-held territory and bringing the boy home.
Style: realistic, captivating, bleak, rough, epic ...
Plot: sniper, military, battles, war, courage, army, heroic mission, rescue, d day, cowardice, bravery, self sacrifice ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1944
Place: normandy, france, europe, poland, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.7
 2K
Caesar (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands, Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: Twenty year-old Julius Caesar flees Rome for his life during the reign of Sulla but through skill and ambition rises four decades later to become Rome's supreme dictator.
Style: epic, captivating, realistic, serious, stylized
Plot: roman empire, dictatorship, politics, tragic hero, senate, battle, julius caesar, ancient rome, dishonesty, royal family, head of state, emperor ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Max Manus: Man of War (2008)
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, rough, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: resistance, escape, idealism, fear, depression, nervous breakdown, occupation, loss of friend, manhunt, torture, soldier, train ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: norway, europe, scotland, stockholm sweden, oslo norway ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.9
 112K
Glory (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Robert Gould Shaw leads the US Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices of both his own Union army and the Confederates.
Style: epic, rough, realistic, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: american civil war, racism, slavery, war, civil war, sacrifice, military, prejudice, freedom, letter, self esteem, african american ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: massachusetts, usa, south carolina, new england, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%