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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
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: 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: 6.7
Genredrama, adventure, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Netherlands, USA
Duration01:53
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Adventure, Death, Political
PlaceAfrica
Time19th century
StyleExciting, Heavy, Epic, Depressive, Serious

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
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: 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: 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: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, adventure, military, history
CountrySpain
Duration02:25
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotAdventure, Intrigue
StyleExciting, By books, Heavy, Epic, Serious

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
CharactersPirates, Spy, Heroes, Military
PlotWar, Adventure, Sea battles, Rivalry
PlaceShips, Ocean
Time19th century
StyleRomantic, Exciting, Action, By books, Fascinating

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: 7.3
Genreaction, drama, military, biography, history
CountryItaly, Soviet Union
Duration02:08
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Adventure, Political, Fate
PlaceEngland, France
Time19th century
StyleExciting, Epic, Serious

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
CharactersHorses, Heroes, Judge, Soldier, Generals
PlotWar, On real events, Martial Arts, Revenge, Political
PlaceChina, Asia
Time19th century
StyleExciting, Soulful, Heavy, Serious

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
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Adventure, Revenge, Love triangle
PlaceIndia, Asia
Time19th century
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Epic, Serious

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: 7.1
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountrySouth Korea, China
Duration02:13
CharactersSamurai, Spy, Dragons, Heroes, Military
PlotWar, Survival, Adventure, Martial Arts, Passion
PlaceItaly, Deserts, China, Asia, Korea
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleExciting, Soulful, Atmospheric, Heavy, Explicit scenes

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: 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: 8.2
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryLebanon, Kuwait, Morocco, United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Egypt
Duration02:57
CharactersAngels, Heroes, Prophets
PlotWar, On real events, Adventure, Political
PlaceDeserts
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Heavy, Epic, Serious

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

Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:58
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Survival, Adventure
PlaceAfrica, England, Deserts, Germany
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Heavy, Serious, For men

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
CharactersTankman, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Survival, Adventure
PlaceAfrica, Deserts
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Heavy, Epic, Serious, Disturbing

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
CharactersSpy, Heroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Adventure
PlaceVillage, England, Germany
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Heavy, Depressive, Serious, For men

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
CharactersHorses, Heroes, Military, Tough guys, Soldier
PlotWar, Adventure, Travel, Rivalry
PlaceTrains, India
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Serious

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: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
CharactersDogs, Horses, Pirates, Heroes, Military
PlotWar, Adventure, Fight, Rivalry
PlaceSea, Ocean, USA
Time19th century
StyleRomantic, Exciting, By books, Fascinating, Serious

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: 6.3
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure, military
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:47
CharactersHeroes, Gypsies, Military, Soldier, Archaeologists
PlotWar, Adventure
PlaceVillage, Africa, Deserts
StyleExciting, Action, Tense, Epic, Serious

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: 5.5
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:39
CharactersGangsters, Hired assassins, Heroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Adventure, Revenge, Revolution, Hunger
PlaceRussia, Africa, France, Deserts
StyleFascinating, Heavy, Serious, For men

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: 7.5
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:58
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Survival
TimeNew Year, World War II
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense, Serious, For men

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
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: 7.6
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUSA, China, United Kingdom
Duration02:14
CharactersTankman, Heroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Tanks, Rivalry
PlaceGermany
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Heavy, Depressive

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, 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: 7.2
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: 7.3
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountrySouth Korea
Duration02:00
CharactersHeroes, Military, Students, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Survival
PlaceAsia, Korea
StyleFascinating, Heavy, Patriotic, Serious, Disturbing

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
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
Genredrama, military, history
CountryItaly, Yugoslavia, West Germany
Duration02:24
CharactersHorses, Heroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Adventure, Political, Rivalry
PlaceVillage, Yugoslavia
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Heavy, Epic, Depressive

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
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Adventure, Revolution, Political, Uprising
PlaceNew York
Time18th century
StyleTense, Epic, Serious

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.





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