20 best movies like Khartoum (1966)

List of the best movies like Khartoum (1966): 55 Days at Peking, Age of Heroes, Zulu Dawn, Centurion, Kingdom of Heaven, The Star, Alatriste, Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N., Waterloo, The Warlords.

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Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:34

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: 5.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, military
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:30

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

Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, adventure, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Netherlands, USA
Duration01:53

In 1879, the British suffer a great loss at the Battle of Isandlwana due to incompetent leadership.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration01:37

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: 7.2
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryUSA, Spain
Duration02:25

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

    Markimdb: 7.1
    Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, history
    CountryRussia
    Duration01:37

    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: 6.1
    Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, adventure, military, history
    CountrySpain
    Duration02:25

    In 17th century Spain Diego Alatriste, a brave and heroic soldier, is fighting in his King's army in the Flandes region. His best mate, Balboa, falls in a trap and, near to death, asks Diego to look after his son and teach him to be a soldier.

    Markimdb: 7.3
    Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, history
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Duration01:57

    A naval adventure, based on the novels by C.S. Forester, about the heroic, 19th-century British seafarer. The story sails with his ship, the Lydia, through battles with Spain and then France won with wit rather than might.

    Markimdb: 7.2
    Genreaction, drama, military, biography, history
    CountryItaly, Soviet Union
    Duration02:08

    After defeating France and imprisoning Napoleon on Elba, ending two decades of war, Europe is shocked to find Napoleon has escaped and has caused the French Army to defect from the King back to him. The best of the British generals, the Duke of Wellington, beat Napolean's best generals in Spain and Portugal, but now must beat Napoleon himself with an Anglo Allied army.

    Markimdb: 7
    Genreaction, melodrama, drama, adventure, military, history
    CountryHong Kong, China
    Duration02:06

    A heroic tale of three blood brothers and their struggle in the midst of war and political upheaval. It is based on "The Assassination of Ma," a Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) story about the killing of general Ma Xinyi.

    Markimdb: 7.1
    Genreaction, melodrama, adventure, military
    CountryUSA
    Duration01:55

    In 1853, as the British and Russian empires compete to gain and maintain their place in the dreadful Great Game of political intrigues and alliances whose greatest prize is the domination of India and the border territories, Major Geoffrey Vickers must endure several betrayals and misfortunes before he can achieve his revenge at the Balaclava Heights, on October 25, 1854, the most glorious day of the Crimean War.

    Markimdb: 7.2
    Genreaction, drama, military, history
    CountrySouth Korea, China
    Duration02:13

    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 charged as spies and sent in exile to a remote desert.

    Markimdb: 5.9
    Genreaction, fantasy, drama, adventure, history
    CountryChina, Hong Kong
    Duration02:01

    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: 8.1
    Genredrama, military, biography, history
    CountryLebanon, Kuwait, Morocco, United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Egypt
    Duration02:57

    Handsomely-mounted historical epic concerns the birth of the Islamic faith and the story of the prophet Mohammed.

    Markimdb: 6.7
    Genreaction, military, history
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Duration01:58

    The Dirty Dozen meet the Stiff Upper Lip. A British Petroleum executive is assigned to work with the British Army in North Africa handling port duties for incoming fuels.

    Markimdb: 7.5
    Genreaction, drama, military
    CountryUSA
    Duration01:37

    Sergeant Joe Gunn and his tank crew pick up five British soldiers, a Frenchman and a Sudanese man with an Italian prisoner crossing the Libyan Desert to rejoin their command after the fall of Tobruk. Tambul, the Sudanese leads them to an abandoned desert fortress where they hope to find water. Soon a detachment of German soldiers arrives and attempts to barter food for water, but Gunn and his followers refuse. When the Germans attack, Gunn leads his desert-weary men in a desperate battle, hoping that British reinforcements can arrive in time.

    Markimdb: 6.5
    Genreaction, drama, military, history
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Duration02:05

    Set in German-occupied Norway, resistance fighter Knut Straud enlists the reluctant physicist Rolf Pedersen in an effort to destroy the German heavy water production plant in rural Telemark.

    Markimdb: 7.3
    Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, history
    CountryUnited Kingdom

    Our story begins at the end of Sharpe's Challenge. Sharpe and Harper are en route to Madras when they encounter a baggage train from the East India Company traveling through hostile territory. Chitu, a legendary bandit leader in control of the area, strikes fear in the members of the party. When an attack occurs Sharpe takes control of the situation, leading the group 300 miles through enemy territory and training the disorganized, rag-tag group to be proper soldiers. Despite all these responsibilities, Sharpe still manages to find time for a little romance...

    Markimdb: 6.4
    Genremelodrama, drama, adventure, military, history
    CountryUSA
    Duration01:59

    During the War of 1812 against Britain: General Andrew Jackson has only 1,200 men left to defend New Orleans when he learns that a British fleet will arrive with 60 ships and 16,000 men to take the city. In this situation an island near the city becomes strategically important to both parties, but it's inhabited by the last big buccaneer: Jean Lafitte. Although Lafitte never attacks American ships, the governor hates him for selling merchandise without taxes - and is loved by the citizens for the same reason. When the big fight gets nearer, Lafitte is drawn between the fronts. His heart belongs to America, but his people urge him to join the party that's more likely to win.

    Markimdb: 6.2
    Genremelodrama, drama, adventure, military
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Duration01:47

    Just after World War I, Major Foster is incorporating new recruits into his French Foreign Legion platoon when he is sent to his former remote outpost located in the French Morocco to protect an archaeological excavation from El Krim, a Rifian leader who intends to unite all local tribes to fight the colonial government…

    Markimdb: 5.4
    Genreaction, drama, adventure, military
    CountryUSA
    Duration01:39

    Alain Lefevre is a boxer paid by a Marseille mobster to take a dive. When he wins the fight he attempts to flee to America with the mobster's girlfriend Katrina. This plan fails and he seeks escape by joining the foreign legion. As part of the legion he tangles with abusive lieutenant Steinkampf and bonds with legionnaires Luther, Mackintosh and Rosetti.

    Markimdb: 7.4
    Genreaction, drama, military, history
    CountryUSA
    Duration01:58

    The film concentrates on the camaraderie and the divisions between the troops as they ready for the big offensive. Told in a taut narrative, the men of the 101st, led by Van Johnson, wait out the winter in the Ardennes forest to confront the German army in what would be the last major offensive of World War II. The men are demoralized and trapped, with no hope of support from the Allies.

    Markimdb: 6.7
    Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, biography, history
    CountryUSA
    Duration01:30

    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: 7.6
    Genreaction, drama, military
    CountryUSA, China, United Kingdom
    Duration02:14

    Last months of World War II in April 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theater, a battle-hardened U.S. Army sergeant in the 2nd Armored Division named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank called "Fury" and its five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.

    Markimdb: 7
    Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, biography, history
    CountryNetherlands
    Duration02:25

    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: 7.2
    Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, biography, history
    CountryRussia, Germany, Kazakhstan
    Duration02:06

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

    Markimdb: 7.3
    Genreaction, drama, military, history
    CountrySouth Korea
    Duration02:00

    A civil war broke out in the 1950s between North and South Korea which changed the country forever. 71: Into the Fire centers on the struggles of 71 student soldiers who fought through the Korean War. Using real people and events based on the opening moves of the Battle of P'ohang-dong, the film exposes the personal and physical conflicts that these students faced when finding themselves on the last line of defense at P'ohang-dong Girl's Middle School against the NKPA's advancement, needing to hold out until back up from other Korean troops and the Allies arrived.

    Markimdb: 5.6
    Genreaction, melodrama, drama, adventure, military, biography, history
    CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, France, Italy, Morocco, Thailand
    Duration02:55

      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
      Genredrama, military, history
      CountryItaly, Yugoslavia, West Germany
      Duration02:24

      In January 1943 the German army, afraid of an Allied invasion of the Balkans, launched a great offensive against Yugoslav Partisans in Western Bosnia. The only way out for the Partisan forces and thousands of refugees was the bridge on the river Neretva.

      Markimdb: 5.3
      Genredrama, adventure, military, history
      CountryUnited Kingdom, Norway

      New York trapper Tom Dobb becomes an unwilling participant in the American Revolution after his son Ned is drafted into the Army by the villainous Sergeant Major Peasy. Tom attempts to find his son, and eventually becomes convinced that he must take a stand and fight for the freedom of the Colonies, alongside the aristocratic rebel Daisy McConnahay. As Tom undergoes his change of heart, the events of the war unfold in large-scale grandeur.

      Markimdb: 4.4
      Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, history
      CountryUnited Kingdom
      Duration01:31

      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: 4.5
      Genreaction, drama, adventure, military
      CountryUnited Kingdom

      Different factions in WWII-era Holland race to find a stash of Nazi gold.

      Markimdb: 6.8
      Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, military
      CountryUnited Kingdom, USA

      A band of mercenaries led by Captain Curry travel through the Congo across deadly terrain, battling rival armies, to rescue $25 million in uncut diamonds.

      Markimdb: 6.3
      Genreaction, drama, adventure, military
      CountryUSA

      An American soldier who escapes the execution of his comrades by Japanese soldiers in Borneo during WWII becomes the leader of a personal empire among the headhunters in this war story told in the style of Joseph Conrad and Rudyard Kipling. The American is reluctant to rejoin the fight against the Japanese on the urging of a British commando team but conducts a war of vengeance when the Japanese attack his adopted people.

      Markimdb: 6.4
      Genreaction, drama, adventure, military
      CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
      Duration01:58

      Mallory and Miller are back. The survivors of Navarone are sent on a mission along with a unit called Force 10, which is led by Colonel Barnsby. But Force 10 has a mission of their own which the boys know nothing about.

      Markimdb: 6.5
      Genredrama, adventure, military, history
      CountryUSA
      Duration01:54

      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.

      Markimdb: 7.4
      Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, military
      CountryUSA
      Duration01:38

      The American destroyer escort, the USS Haynes commanded by Robert Mitchum, detects a German U-Boat, commanded by Curt Jürgens, resulting in a prolonged, deadly battle of wits.

      Markimdb: 5.9
      Genreaction, drama, military, history
      CountryUSA
      Duration02:00

      The story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American pilots to fly in a combat squadron during World War II.

      Markimdb: 7.7
      Genredrama, military, history
      CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany
      Duration01:55

      Two westerners, a priest and a teacher find themselves in the middle of the Rwandan genocide and face a moral dilemna. Do they place themselves in danger and protect the refugees, or escape the country with their lives? Based on a true story.

      Markimdb: 5.6
      Genreaction, drama, military
      CountryRussia
      Duration02:15

      Drama set in 1942, during one of the most important battles of World War II, which stopped the progress of Nazi forces and turned the tide of war in favor of the Allies. The Soviet army mounts a counter-attack on the Nazi forces that occupy half of Stalingrad on the other side of the Volga, but the operation to cross the river is unsuccessful. A few soldiers who managed to get to the other side take refuge in a house on the bank of Volga. Here they find a girl who didn’t escape when the Germans came. While the whole might of the German army descends onto them, the heroes of Stalingrad experience love, loss, joy and the sense of ultimate freedom that can only be felt by those about to die. They defend the house at all costs while the Red Army prepares for another attack.

      Markimdb: 7.5
      Genreaction, drama, military, history
      CountryBelarus, Russia
      Duration02:11

      A war drama set during the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941, in which Russian troops held on to a border stronghold for nine days. The film shows the heroic defense of Brest Fortress, which has taken upon the first stroke of German fascist invaders on June 22 1941.

      Markimdb: 7.1
      Genrethriller, drama, adventure, military, biography
      CountryUnited Kingdom
      Duration01:48

      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: 6.4
      Genreaction, drama, military, biography, history
      CountryIndia

      Story of Rani Lakshmibai, one of the leading figures of the Indian Rebellion of 1857 and her resistance to the British Rule.

      Markimdb: 7.4
      Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, history
      CountryUSA
      Duration02:18

      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: 6.8
      Genreadventure, military
      CountryUSA
      Duration01:06

      A World War I British Army patrol is crossing the Mesopotamian desert when their commanding officer, the only one who knows their destination, is killed by the bullet of unseen bandits. The patrol's sergeant keeps them heading north on the assumption that they will hit their brigade. They stop for the night at an oasis and awaken the next morning to find their horses stolen, their sentry dead, the oasis surrounded and survival difficult.

      Markimdb: 3.4
      Genreaction, drama, military, history
      CountryUSA

      Untold and lost history. A true story of the American Pathfinders, the volunteer paratroopers whose deadly mission was to land 30 minutes before the Normandy invasion, locate and mark strategic "drop zones" and set up the top-secret navigation equipment needed to guide the main airborne assault on D-Day.

      Markimdb: 6.5
      Genreaction, drama, adventure, history
      CountryNetherlands, Hungary, Belgium

      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: 7
      Genreaction, drama, military, history
      CountryUSA

      The crew of an Air Force bomber arrives in Pearl Harbor in the aftermath of the Japanese attack and is sent on to Manila to help with the defense of the Philippines.

      Markimdb: 7.4
      Genredrama, adventure, military, history
      CountryAustralia
      Duration01:50

      As World War I rages, brave and youthful Australians Archy and Frank—both agile runners—become friends and enlist in the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps together. They later find themselves part of the Dardanelles Campaign on the Gallipoli peninsula, a brutal eight-month conflict which pit the British and their allies against the Ottoman Empire and left over 500,000 men dead.

      Markimdb: 8.2
      Genredrama, military, biography, history
      CountryUSA
      Duration02:53

      This movie tells the story of Omar Mukhtar, an Arab Muslim rebel who fought against the Italian conquest of Libya in WWII. It gives western viewers a glimpse into this little-known region and chapter of history, and exposes the savage means by which the conquering army attempted to subdue the natives.




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