Movies like Braveheart

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Braveheart (1995)
 8.4
 858K
Braveheart
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, realistic, emotional, serious, rough, factual, breathtaking, dramatic, earnest, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, freedom, idealism, vengeance, courage, betrayal, violence, sword fight, revenge, politics, master warrior, tragic hero, medieval, beautiful scenery, revolution, rebellion, love story, underdog, storytelling, violent, visceral, sacrifice, mentor, fight scenes, adventure ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: scotland, england, europe, scottish highlands, edinburgh scotland

Most similar movies to Braveheart

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, epic and dramatic films with plots about beautiful scenery, dialogue, mentor, brutality, culture clash, betrayal and courage mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like Braveheart: The Patriot (2000), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), Troy (2004), Vikings (2013), Robin Hood (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 7.2
 230K
The Patriot
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: rough, captivating, sentimental, uplifting, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, vengeance, rebellion, revolution, british, courage, freedom, patriotism, daring rescue, death, period piece, wartime ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s, 1780s
Place: south carolina, england, usa, scotland, southern usa
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System:   95%
    User:   93%
 
The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc
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, rough, factual, captivating, serious ...
Plot: joan of arc, war, betrayal, brutality, politics, heroic mission, battles, mission from god, courage, heroine, rape, god ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: france, england, europe, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   100%
 
Kingdom of Heaven
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, realistic, serious, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: war, christianity, islam, christian, religion, knight, sword fight, corruption, desert, violence, master warrior, medieval ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: middle east, holy land, israel, jerusalem, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   86%
 
 7.2
 434K
Troy
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
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, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, date night
Plot: romance, mythology, tragic hero, sword fight, betrayal, war, vengeance, courage, brutality, beautiful scenery, forbidden love, revenge ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: ancient greece, europe, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   86%
 
 8.6
 302K
Vikings
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: stylized, exciting, atmospheric, breathtaking, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vikings, viking, legends and myths, warrior, folk hero, battles, power struggle, mythology, myth, historical character, heroic, war ...
Time: middle ages
Place: scandinavia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   100%
 
 6.7
 233K
Robin Hood
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, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, medieval, betrayal, fighting the system, corruption, folk hero, sword fight, knight, revenge, village, death, battles ...
Time: middle ages, 19th century, 12th century
Place: england, france, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   88%
 
Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan
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, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: destiny, slavery, childhood, betrayal, blind ambition, leadership, mentor, war, brutality, storytelling, vengeance, rise to the top ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: china, asia, mongolia, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   100%
 
 6.9
 4K
Cromwell
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, serious, factual, dramatic ...
Plot: betrayal, war, politics, revolution, civil war, religion, corruption, adventure, british, intrigue, swashbuckler, rise and fall ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 18th century, 80s
Place: england, ireland, europe, scotland, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   35%
 
 8.5
 1.2M
Gladiator
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, exciting, suspense, captivating, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: gladiator, vengeance, roman empire, revenge, slavery, sword fight, master warrior, rivalry, betrayal, emperor, courage, corruption ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: north africa, spain, germany, italy, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   80%
 
We Were Soldiers
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: realistic, serious, gloomy, dramatic, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, war, military, death, soldier, courage, sacrifice, heroic mission, innocence lost, battle zone, brutality, weapons ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   100%
 
 7.9
 111K
Glory
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, realistic, rough, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: american civil war, war, racism, military, civil war, slavery, prejudice, sacrifice, freedom, friendship, corruption, violence ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: massachusetts, usa, south carolina, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   28%
 
 7.7
 24K
Gettysburg
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, serious, captivating, dramatic ...
Plot: american civil war, civil war, war, slavery, idealism, military, friendship, soldier, politics, courage, violence, sacrifice ...
Time: 19th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   38%
 
Gods and Generals
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, sincere, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: war, american civil war, civil war, military, slavery, christian, military life, student life, dialogue, battles, revolution, college ...
Time: contemporary, 1860s
Place: maine, virginia, usa, west virginia, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   37%
 
 8.1
 333K
Hacksaw Ridge
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Style: intense, brutal, dramatic, realistic, touching ...
Plot: war, violence, blood, soldier, courage, conscientious objector, wartime, brutality, violent, sacrifice, visceral, bible ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, 20th century
Place: japan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   33%
 
 7.3
 11K
El Cid
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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, adventure, vengeance, war, sword fight, violence, tragic hero, sacrifice, courage, love story, period piece, medieval ...
Time: middle ages
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   33%
 
 6.9
 37K
Rob Roy
Genre: Adventure, Biography, History
Country: USA, 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: epic, exciting, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: adventure, vengeance, sword fight, rape, chase, folk hero, violence, swashbuckler, period piece, beautiful scenery, courage, legends and myths ...
Time: 18th century
Place: scotland, europe, england, scottish highlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   25%
 
Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When Queen Elizabeth's reign is threatened by ruthless familial betrayal and Spain's invading army, she and her shrewd adviser must act to safeguard to the lives of her people.
Style: epic, colourful, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: queen elizabeth i, queen, head of state, female protagonist, british history, catholicism, palace intrigue, politics, destiny, british, political conspiracy, women ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century, 1930s, 1920s, middle ages ...
Place: england, spain, scotland, europe, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   23%
 
 6.6
 4K
MacArthur
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The film portrays MacArthur's (Gregory Peck) life from 1942, before the Battle of Bataan, to 1952, the time after he had been removed from his Korean War command by President Truman (Ed Flanders) for insubordination, and is recounted in ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, dramatic ...
Plot: war, military, island, politics, president, soldier, wartime, death, weapons, daring rescue, mentor, civil war ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: japan, australia, asia, korea, the philippines ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   31%
 
 7.2
 10K
The Warrior
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: South Korea, China
Duration: 158 min.
Story: In 1375, China was in chaos between Yuan Dynasty and Ming Dynasty. Coryo (an ancient kingdom of Korea then) sent a delegation of many diplomats, soldiers and a silent slave to make peace with the new Chinese government. However, this delegation got ...
Style: epic, stylized, exciting, serious, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, desert, war, survival, samurai, kung fu, violence, sword fight, betrayal, master warrior, adventure, fight scenes ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: china, hong kong, asia, korea, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   31%
 
 7.2
 41K
Che: Part One
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Spain, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The Argentine, begins as Che and a band of Cuban exiles (led by Fidel Castro) reach the Cuban shore from Mexico in 1956. Within two years, they mobilized popular support and an army and toppled the U.S.-friendly regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista.
Style: epic, stylized, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: revolution, rebellion, idealism, jungle, folk hero, violence, leadership, politics, storytelling, political, heroes, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s, year 1958 ...
Place: cuba, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   25%
    User:   29%
 
 6.9
 30K
Che: Part Two
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Spain, France, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: After the Cuban Revolution, Che is at the height of his fame and power. Then he disappears, re-emerging incognito in Bolivia, where he organizes a small group of Cuban comrades and Bolivian recruits to start the great Latin American Revolution. ...
Style: epic, stylized, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: revolution, idealism, rebellion, sacrifice, folk hero, downfall, jungle, heroes, storytelling, betrayal, death, greed ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1967, year 1966, 1960s
Place: latin america, cuba, bolivia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   25%
    User:   25%
 
The 300 Spartans
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, exciting, serious, talky, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, adventure, betrayal, military, soldier, sword fight, master warrior, sacrifice, courage, immortality, beautiful scenery, runaway ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1960s
Place: greece, europe, ancient greece, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   25%
    User:   21%
 
 6.3
 149K
King Arthur
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, exciting, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: king arthur, adventure, freedom, christianity, sword fight, destiny, christian, folk hero, medieval, roman empire, master warrior, period piece ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century
Place: england, europe, scotland, london, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   24%
    User:   22%
 
The Last Samurai
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: realistic, epic, stylized, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: samurai, war, culture clash, friendship, courage, sacrifice, sword fight, rebellion, destiny, civil war, redemption, politics ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1800s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   24%
    User:   20%
 
 7.4
 222K
Lincoln
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: factual, captivating, epic, suspense, tense ...
Plot: american civil war, historical character, politics, head of state, period piece, righting the wronged, speech, assassination, idealism, human spirit, slavery, moral dilemma ...
Time: 1860s, 19th century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   24%
    User:   22%
 
The Agony and the Ecstasy
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Charlton Heston stars as Renaissance artist Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564), who begrudgingly paints the Sistine Chapel for imperious Pope Julius II in this epic adaptation of Irvine Stone's novel ...
Style: epic, serious, sincere, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: artist, politics, art, mentor, immortality, battle zone, clergy, creativity, corruption, storytelling, tragic hero, destiny ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1960s, 1500s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   24%
    User:   23%
 
 7.4
 40K
Red Cliff
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, kung fu, master warrior, vengeance, beautiful scenery, soldier, adventure, civil war, brutality, tragic hero, betrayal ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, hong kong, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   23%
    User:   19%
 
 5.6
 151K
Alexander
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Germany, USA, Netherlands, France, UK, 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, factual, breathtaking, suspense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rise to the top, war, battles, heroes, adventure, conquering, brutality, courage, battle zone, ambition, homosexuality, state affairs ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: egypt, greece, europe, macedonia, ancient greece ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   23%
    User:   79%
 
Enemy at the Gates
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: realistic, epic, bleak, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: war, german, friendship, russian, nazi, propaganda, courage, sniper, betrayal, politics, violence, assassination ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: russia, germany, poland, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   23%
    User:   20%
 
 7.2
 132K
War Horse
Genre: 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: epic, sentimental, emotional, realistic, touching ...
Plot: war, friendship, german, hopes, horse, british, beautiful scenery, wartime, storytelling, innocence lost, military, animals ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918
Place: england, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   23%
    User:   24%
 
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