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List of the best movies like Ben-Hur (2016): Centurion, Last Knights, Kingdom of Heaven, Dead in 5 Heartbeats, Pompeii, Mohenjo Daro, In the Heart of the Sea, Ashanti, Mercury Plains, Triple Frontier.

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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: 6.2
Genreaction, drama, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, South Korea, Czech Republic
Duration02:37
CharactersKnights, Killers, Heroes, Friends, Warriors
PlotAdventure, Revenge, Mythology, Justice, Sword Battles
PlaceCastle
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleExciting, Tense, Epic, Depressive, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryUSA, Spain
Duration02:25
CharactersKings, Knights, Military, Fathers, Warriors
PlotWar, Adventure, Travel, Death, Religious
PlaceItaly
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleExciting, Heavy, Epic, Serious

After his wife dies, a blacksmith named Balian is thrust into royalty, political intrigue and bloody holy wars during the Crusades.

Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, drama, adventure, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:51
CharactersBikers, Friends, Losers
PlotAdventure, Revenge, Rivalry
PlaceUSA
StyleExciting, Action, By books, Fascinating, Heavy

Adapted from the successful novel, Dead in 5 Heartbeats, by Ralph "Sonny" Barger with Keith and Kent Zimmerman. The story follows the Infidelz MC's former President, Patch Kinkade, who has left his personal demons behind for the calm of desert life. When war erupts between his brothers he left behind and the rival Hooligans, Patch rides back into town to either make peace or do battle.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada, Germany, United Kingdom
Duration01:45
CharactersHorses, Heroes, Gladiators, Slaves
PlotDisasters, Adventure, Slavery, Volcanoes, Feats
PlaceItaly, Roman Empire
StyleExciting, Epic, Serious, Disturbing

In 79 A.D., Milo, a slave turned gladiator, finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia, the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant who has been unwillingly betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts in a torrent of blazing lava, Milo must fight his way out of the arena in order to save his beloved as the once magnificent Pompeii crumbles around him.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, drama, adventure, history
CountryIndia
CharactersCrocodiles, Heroes, Unicorns, Farmers
PlotLove, Adventure, Revenge, Fight, Death
PlaceVillage, India
TimeNight
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, For men, Disturbing

Village lad Sarman is drawn to big, bad Mohenjo Daro - and its mascot Chaani. But Chaani must wed Munja, son of Mohenjo Daro's ruler, Maham. Will Sarman find love - and more - in Mohenjo Daro?

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: 5.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, detective
CountryLuxembourg, USA
Duration01:58
CharactersSlaves
PlotAdventure, Revenge, Death, Hostage, Intrigue
PlaceVillage, Africa, Deserts
StyleExciting, Action, Tense, Serious, For men

Dr. Anansa Linderby is kidnapped in a medical mission in Africa by a slave trader. From this moment, her husband will do anything to recover her and to punish the bad guys, but that will be not an easy task.

Markimdb: 4.3
Genreaction, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:08
CharactersTeens, Heroes, Police, FBI, Criminals
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Skirmishes, Fight, Money
PlaceDeserts, Mexico, USA
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Tense, Serious

A troubled man runs away to Mexico and is recruited to join a paramilitary group of teens fighting the drug cartels. He proves himself to the group, but questions their motive.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller, adventure, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:05
CharactersFriends
PlotSurvival, Robbery, Boxing, Revenge, Money
PlaceJungle
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense

Struggling to make ends meet, former special ops soldiers reunite for a high-stakes heist: stealing $75 million from a South American drug lord.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, adventure, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:25
CharactersInvestigators
PlotAdventure, Travel, Friendship, Pursuit, Religious
PlaceRoman Empire
StylePsychological problems, Action, To cry, Fascinating, Serious

Risking his life, Luke ventures to Rome to visit Paul -- the apostle who's bound in chains and held captive in Nero's darkest and bleakest prison cell. Haunted by the shadows of his past misdeeds, Paul wonders if he's been forgotten as he awaits his grisly execution. Before Paul's death, Luke resolves to write another book that details the birth of what will come to be known as the church.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, drama, western, military, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:49
CharactersDogs, Snake, Slaves
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Revenge, Slavery
PlaceCourt
Time19th century
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Makes me think

In 1863, Mississippi farmer Newt Knight serves as a medic for the Confederate Army. Opposed to slavery, Knight would rather help the wounded than fight the Union. After his nephew dies in battle, Newt returns home to Jones County to safeguard his family but is soon branded an outlaw deserter. Forced to flee, he finds refuge with a group of runaway slaves hiding out in the swamps. Forging an alliance with the slaves and other farmers, Knight leads a rebellion that would forever change history.

Markimdb: 8
Genreaction, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration03:09
CharactersHeroes, Warriors
PlotLove, Adventure, Martial Arts, Skirmishes, Revenge
TimePost apocalypse
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Serious, For men

In a land controlled by feudal barons, a great warrior and a young boy embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment. A genre-bending martial arts series very loosely based on the classic Chinese tale Journey to the West.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure, biography, history
CountryUSA, Morocco
Duration03:10
CharactersKings, Spy, Strong women, Writers, Slaves
PlotOn real events, Slavery, Loneliness, Death, Political
PlaceEngland, Deserts, Turkey
StyleExciting, Soulful, Fascinating, Serious, Disturbing

A chronicle of Gertrude Bell's life, a traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century.

Markimdb: 3.4
Genreaction, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:34
CharactersHeroes, Gladiators, Amazons
PlotAdventure, Martial Arts, Revenge, Fate, Sword Battles
PlaceRoman Empire
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Serious, For men

During the Roman Empire, General Crassius ruled a small province with an Iron fist. Serena, a young girl in a village, watches Crassius kill her parents. Crassius and Serena's destiny would lead them to the Gladiator ring; the Amazons Warrior vs the Roman General.

Markimdb: 3.7
Genremelodrama, adventure, military, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:51
CharactersHeroes, Military
PlotLove, War, Adventure, Revenge, Missing people
PlaceDeserts
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleRomantic, Exciting, By books, Fascinating, Tense

Mongol chief Temujin battles against Tartar armies and for the love of the Tartar princess Bortai. Temujin becomes the emperor Genghis Khan.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, adventure, military, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, France, Italy, Morocco, Thailand
Duration02:55
CharactersHeroes, Military, Emperors
PlotLove, War, Adventure, Travel, Death
PlaceEgypt, Greece
StyleTense, Epic, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryUSA, Italy, Romania, United Kingdom
Duration02:28
CharactersFriends, Soldier
PlotLove, Survival, Slavery, Friendship, Death
StyleBy books, Fascinating, Epic, Serious

In this classic story of love and devotion set against the backdrop of the American Civil War, a wounded Confederate soldier named W.P. Inman deserts his unit and travels across the South, aiming to return to his young wife, Ada, who he left behind to tend their farm. As Inman makes his perilous journey home, Ada struggles to keep their home intact with the assistance of Ruby, a mysterious drifter sent to help her by a kindly neighbor.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genreaction, drama, history
CountryLuxembourg, United Kingdom, Germany, South Africa
Duration01:37
CharactersKnights, Vikings, Heroes
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Travel, Rivalry
PlaceShips, Forest
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense

A band of Vikings cross enemy lines and a panicked race begins. The losers will pay with their lives.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersHeroes, Hunters, Investigators
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Motorcycles, Money, Death
PlaceNature, Mountains, Forest, Wall Street
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense, Serious, For men

Mason is a man down on his luck with nothing to lose when he's approached to lead a group of wealthy hunters on an expedition in the Pacific Northwest. But things get really twisted when Mason discovers the group isn't after wild animals -- they're after him.

Markimdb: 3.3
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
CharactersHeroes, Warriors
PlotAdventure, Revenge, Fate, Freedom, Uprising
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Heavy, Serious

In a planet where humans must scavenge the post-apocalyptic barren wasteland, Hirokin – a reluctant warrior with a dark past – sets off on mission to fulfill his destiny. Having fought to the death to save his wife and son from the planets evil dictator – Griffin – and his elite army of hunters, the lone warrior is left for dead in the vast desert. Armed with his samurai blade, Hirokin is forced to choose between avenging the murder of his family and fighting for the freedom his people. In a twist of fate and with a small rebellion by his side Hirokin s vision finally becomes clear.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, Hong Kong, Croatia, France, Hungary
Duration01:51
CharactersHorses, Knights, Thieves, Heroes, Criminals
PlotLove, Fight, Slavery, Money, Friendship
PlaceVillage, Ships, England, Party, Deserts
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Steampunk, Atmospheric, Fascinating

A war-hardened Crusader and his Moorish commander mount an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, adventure, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:57
CharactersIndians, Military
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Revenge, Revolution, Love triangle
Time18th century
StyleExciting, Tense, Epic, Touching, Serious

As the British 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 Hawkeye, an orphaned settler adopted by the last of the Mohicans.

Markimdb: 2.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
CharactersSpecial Forces, Heroes, Special agents, Military, Tourists
PlotVolcanoes, Earthquake, Death, Chase, Fear
PlaceMountains, Italy, Helicopters
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Serious, For men

When a former Special Ops commando visits Pompeii, his wife and daughter are trapped as Mt. Vesuvius erupts with massive force. While his family fights to survive the deadly onslaught of heat and lava, he enlists his former teammates in a daring operation beneath the ruins of the city of Pompeii.

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: 8.4
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, adventure, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:45
CharactersSuperhero, Batman, Terrorists, Heroes, Police
PlotLove, Survival, Revenge, Fight, Political
PlacePrison, Mansions, USA
StyleExciting, DC, Tense, Gloomy, Depressive

Following the death of District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman assumes responsibility for Dent's crimes to protect the late attorney's reputation and is subsequently hunted by the Gotham City Police Department. Eight years later, Batman encounters the mysterious Selina Kyle and the villainous Bane, a new terrorist leader who overwhelms Gotham's finest. The Dark Knight resurfaces to protect a city that has branded him an enemy.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, adventure, western
CountryAustralia, USA
Duration01:59
CharactersHeroes, Friends, Losers, Partners
PlotAdventure, Revenge, Friendship, Chase
PlaceWild West, Australia
Time19th century
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense, Serious

American Matt Quigley answers Australian land baron Elliott Marston's ad for a sharpshooter to kill the dingoes on his property. But when Quigley finds out that Marston's real target is the aborigines, Quigley hits the road. Now, even American expatriate Crazy Cora can't keep Quigley safe in his cat-and-mouse game with the homicidal Marston.

Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, fantasy, drama, adventure, history
CountryChina, Hong Kong
Duration02:01
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Adventure, Martial Arts, Martial Arts, Rivalry
PlaceDeserts, China
StyleExciting, Epic, Serious

Huo An, the commander of the Protection Squad of the Western Regions, was framed by evil forces and becomes enslaved. On the other hand, a Roman general escapes to China after rescuing the Prince. The heroic duo meet in the Western Desert and a thrilling story unfolds.

Markimdb: 4.2
Genrefantastic, action, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, Germany, United Kingdom
Duration02:40
CharactersSuperhero, Strong women, Giants, Heroes, Military
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Travel, Friendship, Teleportation
PlaceSpace, Laboratory
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Tense, Serious, For men

Four young outsiders teleport to a dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure, history
CountryThailand
CharactersKings, Pirates, Heroes, Wizards, Orphans
PlotAdventure, Martial Arts, Revenge, Supernatural, Betrayal
PlaceSea, Village, Asia
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Epic, Serious, For men

As sea pirates threaten to invade their kingdoms, three queens of Langkasuka must band together to defend their lands and peoples.





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