Movies like Braveheart

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Braveheart (1995)
 8.3
 901K
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, rough, exciting, factual, breathtaking, scenic, bloody, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: freedom, war, warrior, tragic hero, courage, battles, love story, heroes, folk hero, leadership, torture, vengeance, siege, idealism, master warrior, underdog, legend, death, 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, epic, realistic and captivating films with plots about battle, betrayal, war, heroes, death, courage and mentor mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like Braveheart: Troy (2004), The Patriot (2000), Gladiator (2000), 300 (2006), Vikings (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
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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: warrior, betrayal, sword fight, mythology, tragic hero, courage, forbidden love, army, ancient, heroes, heroic, war ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe
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100%
 7.2
 240K
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: rough, captivating, uplifting, sentimental, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, revolution, battles, rebellion, freedom, daring rescue, human spirit, american revolution, heroic mission, parents and children, war, period piece ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa, england, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 1.2M
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, exciting, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: vengeance, warrior, roman empire, courage, pride and honor, emperor, master warrior, freedom, tragic hero, slavery, heroes, gladiator ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: north africa, dungeon, spain, italy, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 698K
300 (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, War
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, exciting, harsh, scenic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: warrior, gory, battles, legends and myths, courage, ancient, historical character, master warrior, heroic mission, human spirit, war, army ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: ancient greece, greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.6
 353K
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, legends and myths, heroic, historical character, battles, tough heroes, king, rise to the top, master warrior, snow, adventure ...
Time: middle ages
Place: scandinavia, europe
⇓ 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, courage, self discovery, battles, human spirit, dignity, pride and honor, friendship, military life, war, master warrior ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1800s
Place: japan, asia, pacific ocean, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, warrior, battles, siege, king, war, military, christianity, muslim, self sacrifice, army, adventure ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: holy land, middle east, england, israel, palestine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.6
 156K
Alexander (2004)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, 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: ambition, homosexuality, war, conquering, rise to the top, heroes, adventure, ruler, state affairs, battle zone, royal family, gory ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: greece, ancient greece, macedonia, persia, egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.6
 241K
Robin Hood (2010)
Genre: Action, 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, robin hood, folk hero, love and romance, adventure, hopes, archer, rivalry, political intrigue, sword fight, betrayal, invasion ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century, 19th century
Place: england, europe, france, london
⇓ 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, factual, captivating, rough, realistic ...
Plot: politics, joan of arc, battles, war, burned alive, heroic mission, siege, courage, betrayal, rape, religion, heroine ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: france, england, europe, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monk, conquering, slavery, tribe, arranged marriage, king, escape, battle, leadership, childhood, master warrior, war ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: mongolia, asia, china, dungeon
⇓ 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, exciting, captivating, serious, stylized ...
Plot: desert, horse, british colonial, war, adventure, soldier, muslim, bedouin, battles, torture, interrogation, explosion ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 20s, 30s, 1930s
Place: middle east, ottoman empire, lebanon, saudi arabia, jerusalem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 47K
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, suspense, exciting, breathtaking
Plot: medieval, exile, knight, battle, kingdom, battlefield, king, historical character, siege, castle, male nudity, throne ...
Time: 14th century
Place: scotland, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.2
 12K
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, realistic, serious ...
Plot: war, knight, siege, treason, convent, tragic hero, betrayal, adventure, vengeance, on the run, battles, assassination ...
Time: middle ages
Place: spain, europe, africa
⇓ 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: factual, serious, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, military, military life, heroes, wartime life, death, battle, explosion, war, battle zone, behind enemy lines ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Spartacus: War of the Damned (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Spartacus is an American television series inspired by the historical figure of Spartacus, a Thracian gladiator who from 73 to 71 BCE led a major slave uprising against the Roman Republic departing from Capua.
Style: epic, rough, exciting, sexual, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, rebellion, battles, slavery, warrior, gladiator, death, strong sexual content, rebel, sword and sandal, sword fight, gory ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
⇓ 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, sincere, serious, emotional, rough ...
Plot: american civil war, war, college, small town, battle, confederate soldier, military, couple relations, student life, battles, social relations, soldier ...
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: 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, suspenseful, rough, bleak, exciting ...
Plot: sniper, military, war, nazism, friendship, assassination, battle zone, heroes, trap, elimination, deadly, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: russia, soviet union, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.3
 231K
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: idealism, racism, american civil war, president, politics, head of state, speech, cultural conflict, white house, battlefield, human spirit, historical character ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, touching, serious, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, sword and sandal, emperor, empress, village, battlefield, battle, roman, army, barbarian, king, blood ...
Time: ancient history, middle ages
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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, serious, stylized, factual ...
Plot: revolution, politics, political unrest, military, intrigue, royal family, against the odds, leadership, battles, society, rebellion, rivalry ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 1600s, 80s, 18th century
Place: england, ireland, europe, america, scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.5
 250K
Lone Survivor (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level al-Qaeda operative must make an impossible moral decision in the mountains of Afghanistan that leads them into an enemy ambush. As they confront unthinkable odds, the SEALs must find ...
Style: captivating, tense, rough, exciting, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, survival, gunfight, soldier, courage, terrorism, military life, selflessness, battles, squad, enemy, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005, 2000s
Place: afghanistan, middle east, usa, iraq, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: political unrest, murder, betrayal, queen, execution, queen elizabeth i, catholic, royal family, state affairs, throne, politics, society ...
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, epic, captivating, exciting, realistic
Plot: revolution, battles, ambition, military, war, heroes, state affairs, folk hero, leadership, rebellion, independence, explosion ...
Time: 18th century, 1820s, 19th century
Place: latin america, venezuela, paris france, spain, south america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 39K
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, against the odds, village, rape, outlaw, righting the wronged, heroic mission, legends and myths ...
Time: 18th century
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: realistic, epic, stylized, serious, captivating
Plot: roman empire, politics, dictatorship, tragic hero, senate, ancient rome, battle, julius caesar, head of state, dishonesty, deadly, emperor ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
Place: egypt, middle east, europe, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 296K
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, exciting, epic, factual ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, war, love and romance, tragic event, friends, airplane, navy, aerial combats, world war two, u.s. navy, love, wartime ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1920s, 1940s, year 1941 ...
Place: hawaii, pearl harbor, battleship, england, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: captivating, exciting, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: village, pregnancy, axe, severed head, sword fight, dismemberment, sword, dream, decapitation, villager, rice, massacre ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: thailand, burma, asia, massachusetts
⇓ 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: military, sniper, war, battles, army, courage, heroic mission, rescue, warrior, d day, self sacrifice, cowardice ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1944
Place: normandy, france, europe, poland, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The 300 Spartans (1962)
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, serious, rough, exciting, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, heroes, heroic mission, battles, adventure, warrior, master warrior, danger, leadership, against the odds, chaos and mayhem, chaos ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1960s
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%