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20 best movies like Aguirre: The Wrath of God (1972)

List of the best movies like Aguirre: The Wrath of God (1972): The Lost City of Z, Kon-Tiki, Centurion, Kenau, Sword of Vengeance, Admiral, Xingu, Khartoum, In the Heart of the Sea, American Renegades.

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Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, drama, adventure, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
CharactersIndians, Snake, Military, Amazons, Soldier
PlotOn real events, Survival, Adventure, Travel, Obsession
PlaceJungle, England
StyleExciting, Inspirational, Tense, Makes me think, Disturbing

A true-life drama in the 1920s, centering on British explorer Col. Percy Fawcett, who discovered evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilazation in the Amazon and disappeared whilst searching for it.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, adventure, biography, history
CountryNorway, United Kingdom, Denmark, Germany, Sweden
Duration01:49
CharactersFish
PlotLove, On real events, Survival, Adventure, Travel
PlaceSea, Islands, Ships, Nature, Ocean
StyleExciting, Action, Inspirational, Fascinating, Epic

The true story about legendary explorer Thor Heyerdahl and his epic crossing of the Pacific on a balsa wood raft in 1947, in an effort to prove it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration01:37
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotWar, Survival, Adventure, Sword Battles
PlaceEngland, Roman Empire
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Heavy, Tense, Serious

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, Gorlacon.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, drama, adventure, history
CountryNetherlands, Hungary, Belgium
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotOn real events, Adventure, Fear
Time16th century
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Serious

While she fights a heroic battle against the Spanish besieger with her female army, Kenau, driven by hate and sorrow of the execution of her youngest daughter, is threatened to also lose her eldest daughter, because her fear and pain are covered by her stubborn closeness.

Markimdb: 4.4
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:31
CharactersHeroes
PlotWar, Revenge, Obsession, Fate, Rivalry
PlaceEngland
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleAction, Heavy, Depressive, Serious, For men

Returning to his homeland after years of slavery, a Norman prince seeks revenge on his father's murderer – his ruthless uncle, Earl Durant. Gaining the trust of a band of exiled farmers, he leads them into battle against Durant, exploiting them in his inexorable quest for vengeance. As one by one they are slaughtered in the brutal battle, will the prince sacrifice everything an everyone to fulfil his quest for blood?

Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, drama, adventure, biography, history
CountryNetherlands
Duration02:25
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Skirmishes, Weapon, Freedom
PlaceShips, Ocean
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Epic, Serious

When the young republic of The Netherlands is attacked by England, France and Germany and faces its own civil war no less, only one man, Michael de Ruyter, can lead the county's strongest weapon, the Dutch fleet.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, drama, adventure, biography
CountryBrazil
Duration01:42
CharactersInvestigators
PlotOn real events, Adventure, Expeditions
PlaceJungle
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Serious

In the '40s, three brothers decide to live a great adventure and enlisting in the Roncador-Xingu Expedition, which has a mission to tame the Central Brazil. The Villas Boas brothers: Orlando, 27, Claudius, 25, and Leonardo, 23, engage in a fantastic and incredible saga. Soon start to lead the expedition that opens new paths 1,500 km, navigates over 1,000 miles of unspoilt rivers, opens 19 airfields for airplanes Army, gives rise to the creation of 43 towns and 14 make contact with wild Indian tribes, unknown, as the Xavante, courageous and feared warriors, no casualties on both sides. This adventure allows the Villas Boas brothers the creation of the Xingu National Park, the first major Amerindian reservation in Brazil, the size of Belgium, transforming them into true contemporary heroes.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:08
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Adventure, Political, Justice
PlaceAfrica, Deserts
Time19th century
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Heavy, Epic, Serious

English General Charles George Gordon is appointed military governor of Anglo-Egyptian Sudan by the Prime Minister. Ordered to evacuate Egyptians from the Sudan, Gordon stays on to protect the people of Khartoum, who are under threat of being conquered by a Muslim army.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, biography, history
CountryUSA, Australia, Spain
Duration02:10
CharactersWhale, Cannibals
PlotOn real events, Survival, Adventure, Death, Shipwreck
PlaceSea, Ships, Ocean, Uninhabited island
Time19th century
StyleExciting, Inspirational, Fascinating, Tense, Serious

In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s Moby Dick.  But that told only half the story.  “Heart of the Sea” reveals the encounter’s harrowing aftermath, as the ship’s surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive.  Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade, as their captain searches for direction on the open sea and his first mate still seeks to bring the great whale down.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, crime, military
CountryFrance, Belgium, Germany, USA, Malta, Croatia, Netherlands
Duration02:19
CharactersSnipers, Gangsters, Special Forces, Strong women, Military
PlotRobbery, Skirmishes, Death, Water, Flooding
PlaceAircraft, Lake, Serbia
TimeWorld War II
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense

In the midst of the Balkan wars, a squad of Navy SEALs attempts to unravel a long-forgotten mystery after discovering an enormous treasure trove hidden at the bottom of a lake in Serbia.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier, Priests, Street children
PlotWar, Adventure, Friendship, Uprising
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleHeavy, Serious, For men

Although loudmouthed braggart Jerry Plunkett alienates his comrades and officers, Father Duffy, the regimental chaplain, has faith that he'll prove himself in the end.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, military
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:30
CharactersSpecial Forces, Heroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Adventure, Chase
PlaceScotland
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Heavy, Epic

The true story of the formation of Ian Fleming's 30 Commando unit, a precursor for the elite forces in the U.K.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, drama, adventure, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:55
CharactersFirefighters, Heroes
PlotWar, Adventure, Obsession, Love triangle, Chase
PlaceEngland
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleRomantic, Exciting, By books, Atmospheric, Fascinating

In Camelot, kingdom of Arthur and Merlin, Lancelot is well known for his courage and honor. But one day he must quit Camelot and the Queen Guinevere's love, leaving the Round Table without protection.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, biography, history
CountryRussia, Germany, Kazakhstan
Duration02:06
CharactersKings, Heroes, Military
PlotWar, On real events, Slavery, Political, Dreams
PlaceMongolia
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleFascinating, Epic, Serious, For men

The story recounts the early life of Genghis Khan, a slave who went on to conquer half the world in the 11th century.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, history
CountrySpain, France, Italy
Duration02:31
CharactersSoldier
PlotOn real events, Survival, Adventure, Obsession, Uprising
PlaceJungle
Time16th century
StyleAction, By books, Fascinating, Heavy, Epic

A deep drama about life in Hungary after the WW2 until the revolt against Russians in '56. The main character is the head of the black market in Budapest. He thinks he can buy everyone and everything but at the end he must face that he can't buy life. A must-see for everyone. Casting involves some of the greatest Hungarian actors. The story takes place in the eighth district of Budapest focusing on the market place on Teleki square which is still working. The movie contains some archive footage of real fight during the revolution.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:34
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotWar, Adventure, Revolution, Political, Rivalry
PlaceEngland, France, China
StyleExciting, Action, Tense, Epic, Serious

Diplomats, soldiers and other representatives of a dozen nations fend off the siege of the International Compound in Peking during the 1900 Boxer Rebellion. The disparate interests unite for survival despite competing factions, overwhelming odds, delayed relief and tacit support of the Boxers by the Empress of China and her generals.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, drama, military, biography, history
CountryGermany, France, Austria
Duration02:00
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Intrigue, Rivalry
PlaceCourt, France, Beach
TimeWorld War II
StyleFascinating, Serious, Disturbing

The story of the final seven months in the life of German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryRussia
Duration01:37
CharactersSnipers, Heroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Adventure, Death
PlaceUSSR
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Heavy, Depressive, Serious

The film is based on the eponymous book by Emmanuil Kazakevich. In the summer of 1944 the Nazi Armies prepare a massive Tank Division named 'Viking" for the offensive on occupied Russian land. The Russian Army's special group of seven snipers named "Zvezda" is sent for a reconnaissance operation behind the enemy lines in the back of the Nazi Tank Division. Two previous Russian groups never came back. The seven Russians know that they are going to an almost certain Death for the sake of Victory.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, adventure, military, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:48
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events
PlaceAfghanistan, Deserts, Helicopters
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Heavy, Depressive

British soldiers guarding the Kajaki Dam set out to rescue a three-man team after one of them loses a leg to a landmine.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, drama, military, biography, history
CountryThailand
Duration02:04
CharactersHeroes, Military
PlotWar, Adventure, Political, Intrigue, Rivalry
PlaceAsia
Time16th century
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Epic, Serious

During the 16th century, as Thailand contends with both a civil war and Burmese invasion, a beautiful princess rises up to help protect the glory of the Kingdom of Ayothaya. Based on the life of Queen Suriyothai.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, drama, military, biography, history
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:51
CharactersKnights, Heroes, Military
PlotWar, On real events, Betrayal
PlaceRussia
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Patriotic, Epic

When German knights invade Russia, Prince Alexander Nevsky must rally his people to resist the formidable force. After the Teutonic soldiers take over an eastern Russian city, Alexander stages his stand at Novgorod, where a major battle is fought on the ice of frozen Lake Chudskoe. While Alexander leads his outnumbered troops, two of their number, Vasili and Gavrilo, begin a contest of bravery to win the hand of a local maiden.

Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, drama, military, biography, history
CountryUSA
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Billiards, Rivalry
PlaceAircraft, Germany
TimeWorld War I
StyleFascinating, Serious, Disturbing

Spend time on both sides of World War I, partly with German flying ace Baron Manfred Von Richthofen (John Phillip Law), aka "The Red Baron," and his colorful "flying circus" of Fokker fighter planes, during the time from his arrival at the war front to his death in combat. On the other side is Roy Brown of the Royal Air Force, sometimes credited with shooting Richthofen down.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, adventure, military, biography, history
CountryCanada
Duration03:00
CharactersHeroes, Soldier, Maids
PlotOn real events, Adventure, Political
PlaceVillage, France
StyleFascinating, Depressive, Serious

Joan of Arc is born in 1412 in the village of Domrémy in the war zone of Northern France. During her youth she often witnesses the horrors of war, but her spirit is kept high by the legend of the Maiden of Lorraine. This says that a young maiden one day will unite the divided country and lead the people to freedom.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:18
CharactersPirates, Spy, Heroes, Military, Friends
PlotWar, Adventure, Sea battles, Expeditions, Rivalry
PlaceSea, Ships, Ocean
Time18th century
StyleExciting, Action, Serious

After an abrupt and violent encounter with a French warship inflicts severe damage upon his ship, a captain of the British Royal Navy begins a chase over two oceans to capture or destroy the enemy, though he must weigh his commitment to duty and ferocious pursuit of glory against the safety of his devoted crew, including the ship's thoughtful surgeon, his best friend.

Markimdb: 8
Genreaction, drama, adventure, western, biography
CountryUSA, Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration02:27
CharactersIndians, Hunters
PlotOn real events, Survival, Adventure, Skirmishes, Revenge
PlaceWild West, Nature, USA
TimeWinter
StyleExciting, Action, Atmospheric, Heavy, Serious

In the 1820s, a frontiersman, Hugh Glass, sets out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, adventure, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:19
PlotOn real events, Survival, Adventure, Revenge, Justice
PlaceVillage, Scotland
Time18th century
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Serious, Disturbing

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 defend his family and honour.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama, adventure, biography, history
CountryNorway
Duration02:05
CharactersHeroes
PlotOn real events, Survival, Adventure, Political, Expeditions
PlaceNorway, Antarctica
StyleAction, Soulful, Fascinating, Serious

Based on the true story of polar explorer, Roald Amundsen, this movie covers his life and the dangerous way to the pole.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrethriller, drama, biography, history
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersKings, Horses
PlotObsession, Conspiracies
StyleAction, Fascinating, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

The story of Joseon's tyrant king Yeonsan who exploits the populace for his own carnal pleasures, his seemingly loyal retainer who controls him and all court dealings, and a woman who seeks vengeance.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, drama, history
CountryTaiwan
Duration04:36
CharactersHeroes, Military
PlotWar, On real events, Martial Arts, Fight, Slavery
PlaceJungle, Asia
StyleExciting, Action, Epic, Serious, Disturbing

Mouna Rudo was born and raised among the Seediq people, an indigenous tribe in Taiwan, and as he grew to be a man he became a member of the Seediq Bale, a courageous band of native warriors. However, Rudo's way of life is threatened under the yoke of occupying forces from Japan, who took over the nation in 1895. As Rudo sees the traditions and honor of his people stripped away, he realizes the time has come to fight back, and in 1930 he brings together a group of former Seediq Bale soldiers, many of whom have been reduced to infighting, and molds them into a revolutionary army. Rudo and his comrades make their stand when they confront Japanese occupation troops at a youth athletic event, leading to a violent confrontation between the Seediq forces and their oppressors. Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale - Part 1: The Sun Flag is Part one of the two-part, four-hour Taiwanese edition of the film Warriors of the Rainbow.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Iceland
Duration02:46
CharactersDoctors, Climbers
PlotOn real events, Survival, Adventure, Death, Expeditions
PlaceMountains, Everest
TimeWinter
StyleAction, Fascinating, Beautiful landscapes, Disturbing

Inspired by the incredible events surrounding a treacherous attempt to reach the summit of the world's highest mountain, "Everest" documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind. Their mettle tested by the harshest of elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival.





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