Movies like Braveheart

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Braveheart (1995)
 8.3
 985K
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, bloody, exciting, factual, emotional, earnest, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, freedom, warrior, courage, tragic hero, war, leadership, folk hero, idealism, heroes, love story, vengeance, medieval, legend, honor, master warrior, beautiful scenery, sword fight, battle, underdog, torture, death, corpse, army, military ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century, 13th century
Place: scotland, scottish highlands, england, europe, united kingdom, 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, realistic, epic and intense films with plots about battle, battles, betrayal, heroes, brutality, war and mentor mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like Braveheart: Gladiator (2000), The Patriot (2000), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), The Last Samurai (2003), Troy (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.5
 1.4M
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, rough, breathtaking, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: roman empire, vengeance, warrior, revenge, ancient rome, freedom, gladiator, courage, master warrior, pride and honor, tragic hero, sword fight ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: rome italy, north africa, italy, germany, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 262K
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, rough, realistic, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: battles, revolution, vengeance, war, american revolution, soldier, rebellion, human spirit, freedom, heroic mission, patriotism, period piece ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s, 1780s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa, england, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
96%
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: knight, battles, warrior, war, siege, king, christianity, crusade, sword fight, crusader, adventure, military ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: jerusalem, middle east, holy land, england, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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: exciting, captivating, serious, stylized, epic ...
Plot: warrior, samurai, battles, self discovery, pride and honor, human spirit, courage, war, friendship, honor, loyalty, japanese history ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1870s
Place: japan, asia, san francisco, pacific ocean, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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 7.2
 504K
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, heroic, exciting, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: warrior, mythology, sword fight, courage, greek mythology, army, ancient, battlefield, betrayal, tragic hero, war, forbidden love ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan (2007)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Russia, Germany, Kazakhstan, China
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, stylized, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conquering, battles, leadership, monk, battle, king, escape, ambition, leader, historical character, rise to the top, power struggle ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: mongolia, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 464K
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: heroic, exciting, atmospheric, captivating, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: warrior, vikings, norse mythology, battles, legends and myths, king, historical character, viking, adventure, tough heroes, graphic violence, rise to the top ...
Time: middle ages, 8th century, 7th century
Place: scandinavia, europe, iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 6.9
 64K
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, suspense, exciting, factual, breathtaking
Plot: knight, medieval, exile, historical character, siege, battle, castle, rebellion, throne, betrayal, catapult, aristocrat ...
Time: 14th century
Place: scotland, scottish highlands, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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 6.6
 259K
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, stylized, heroic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: knight, medieval, robin hood, love and romance, folk hero, archer, adventure, king, king of england, fighting the system, escapades, bow and arrow ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century, 19th century
Place: england, europe, france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.6
 754K
300 (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Canada, Bulgaria, Australia
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, rough, heroic, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: warrior, gory, battles, courage, war, ancient, legends and myths, soldier, army, sword fight, human spirit, heroic mission ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.9
 42K
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, atmospheric ...
Plot: violent man, rivalry, folk hero, vengeance, adventure, against the odds, graphic violence, danger, righting the wronged, legends and myths, life philosophy, outlaw ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 166K
Alexander (2004)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Netherlands, France, Italy, Morocco, Thailand
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: conquering, war, battles, adventure, ambition, heroes, rise to the top, warlord, state affairs, ruler, military, gory ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: ancient greece, greece, persia, alexandria egypt, macedonia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.3
 80K
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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, roman, ancient rome, adventure, soldier, behind enemy lines, hunting, survival, roman soldier, battles, danger, sole survivor ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: rome italy, england, britain, europe, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: captivating, epic, rough, factual, serious ...
Plot: battles, joan of arc, siege, religion, heroic mission, politics, medieval, war, courage, rise and fall, betrayal, god ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: france, england, europe, paris france, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 41K
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, exciting, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: knight, adventure, crusader, warrior, battles, siege, castle, evil king, rebel, revolution, rebellion, danger ...
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, stylized, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: knight, tragic hero, convent, battles, siege, treason, betrayal, adventure, assassination, dishonesty, war, heroes ...
Time: 11th century, middle ages
Place: spain, europe, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 228 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, exciting, captivating, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: desert, adventure, historical character, battles, british colonial, world war one, imperialism, bedouin, politics, rebel, war, horse ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 20s ...
Place: middle east, ottoman empire, saudi arabia, lebanon, cairo egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.7
 10K
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, epic, touching, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, battles, barbarian, sword and sandal, death, battlefield, village, roman, ancient rome, leadership, heroes, heroic mission ...
Time: ancient history, middle ages, 5th century
Place: rome italy, europe, constantinople
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.6
 54K
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, stylized, captivating, brutal, atmospheric ...
Plot: betrayal, murder, ambition, medieval, crown, assassination, couple relations, state affairs, tragic hero, rise and fall, losing-it hero, witches ...
Time: middle ages, 11th century, 70s, 1930s
Place: scotland, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.2
 319K
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, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: world war two, love triangle, war, warship, navy, love and romance, battleship, airplane, aerial combats, love, fighter pilot, pilot ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1941 ...
Place: pearl harbor, hawaii, japan, england, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.2
 42K
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: serious, exciting, realistic, stylized, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: medieval, warrior, sword fight, vengeance, king arthur, honor, master warrior, emperor, adventure, knight, coup d'etat, against the odds ...
Time: middle ages, future, 18th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 5K
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: roman empire, rebellion, slavery, 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
⇓ 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, exciting ...
Plot: revolution, revolutionary, battles, war, military, rebellion, leadership, ambition, folk hero, state affairs, freedom, leader ...
Time: 18th century, 1820s, 19th century
Place: latin america, venezuela, paris france, spain, south america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Enemy at the Gates (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, 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: serious, bleak, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: sniper, world war two, war, military, heroes, nazism, friendship, assassination, nazi officer, battle zone, trap, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1942
Place: russia, ussr, soviet union, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 251K
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: emotional, epic, captivating, factual, political ...
Plot: idealism, american civil war, president, racism, civil war, politics, historical character, head of state, slavery, american history, leadership, political unrest ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, year 1865
Place: usa, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, 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, emotional, serious, touching ...
Plot: native american, freedom, army, adventure, forbidden love, love triangle, interracial relations, vengeance, wilderness, american indian, woman in danger, war ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, georgian era, 1930s
Place: usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
We Were Soldiers (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany, France
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: factual, serious, realistic, sincere, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, military, battles, war, heroes, military life, battlefield, u.s. army, wartime life, heroic mission, army ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
 6.3
 162K
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: exciting, epic, serious, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: knight, king arthur, battles, king, swords and armor, roman empire, medieval, army, folk hero, arthurian legend, freedom, adventure ...
Time: middle ages, 5th century, 18th century
Place: scotland, europe, england, britain, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, serious, atmospheric, factual, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: world war two, resistance, escape, nazism, war, injury, fear, manhunt, soldier, depression, loss of friend, occupation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: norway, europe, scotland, stockholm sweden, finland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.5
 29K
Henry V (1989)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, 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, exciting, serious, captivating, rough ...
Plot: medieval, battles, war, king of england, honor, politics, royal family, state affairs, mistress, military, love and romance, tragedy ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: france, europe, england, london, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%