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20 best movies like Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)

List of the best movies like Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003): Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N., The Buccaneer, Dark of the Sun, The 300 Spartans, Admiral, 55 Days at Peking, The Enemy Below, Captain Kidd, The Star, Too Late the Hero.

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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: 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: 6.9
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Survival, Robbery, Adventure, Martial Arts
PlaceTrains
StyleExciting, Serious

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: 6.6
Genredrama, adventure, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier, Warriors
PlotWar, Adventure, Rivalry
PlaceGreece, Sparta
StyleExciting, Heavy, Epic, Serious, For men

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
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: 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: 7.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Survival, Adventure, Sea battles
PlaceSubmarines, Ocean
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, By books, Serious, For men, Disturbing

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: 6.3
Genredrama, adventure, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersPirates, Heroes, Military, Friends
PlotAdventure, Intrigue, Rivalry
PlaceShips, Ocean, England, India, Asia
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Smart, For men

This unhistorical account of pirate Captain Kidd revolves around treasure and treachery. In 1699, William Kidd, presenting himself as an honest shipmaster, dupes King William III into backing his mission to fight pirates, with a crew of condemned pirates and the promise of pardon.

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: 6.7
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration02:13
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Survival, Adventure, Fate, Rivalry
PlaceJungle
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Tense, Serious

A WWII film set on a Pacific island. Japanese and allied forces occupy different parts of the island. When a group of British soldiers are sent on a mission behind enemy lines, things don't go exactly to plan. This film differs in that some of the 'heroes' are very reluctant, but they come good when they are pursued by the Japanese who are determined to prevent them returning to base.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:57
CharactersPirates, Spy, Heroes, Military
PlotWar, Survival, Adventure, Sea battles, Chase
PlaceShips, Ocean, Australia, Germany
TimeWorld War II
StyleBy books, Serious, For men, Disturbing

As the Second World War breaks out, German freighter captain Karl Ehrlich is about to leave Sydney, Australia with his vessel, the Ergenstrasse. Ehrlich, an anti-Nazi but proud German, hopes to outrun or out-maneuver the British warship pursuing him. Aboard his vessel is Elsa Keller, a woman Ehrlich has been ordered to return to Germany safely along with whatever secrets she carries. When Ehrlich's fiercely Nazi chief officer Kirchner commits an atrocity, the British pursuit becomes deadly.

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: 6.7
Genreaction, drama, western, military, history
CountryUSA
CharactersHeroes, Military
PlotWar, On real events, Swimming, Rivalry
PlaceSubmarines, Ships, Ocean
Time19th century
StyleFascinating, Touching, Serious

CSS Hunley tells the incredible true story of the crew of the manually propelled submarine CSS Hunley, during the siege of Charleston of 1864. It is a story of heroism in the face of adversity, the Hunley being the first submersible to sink an enemy boat in time of war. It also relates the human side of the story relating the uncommon and extaordinary temperament of the 9 men who led the Hunley into history and died valiantly accomplishing this feat.

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: 6.6
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:23
CharactersPirates, Spy, Heroes, Soldier, Princesses
PlotAdventure, Rivalry
PlacePrison, Ships, Ocean, India
Time18th century, 16th century
StyleExciting, Serious, For men

British Naval Officer fights pirates on Madagascar.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military
CountryUSA
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Survival, Adventure, Revenge, Adoption
PlaceJungle, Islands, Japan, Asia, Indonesia
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, By books, Heavy, Serious

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: 7.1
Genreadventure, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:15
CharactersSpy, Heroes, Military
PlotWar, Adventure, Toys
PlaceSubmarines, Ocean, Japan, Asia
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Heavy, Epic, Serious, Disturbing

During World War II, Captain Cassidy and his crew of submariners are ordered into Tokyo Bay on a secret mission. They are to gather information in advance of the planned bombing of Tokyo. Along the way, the crew learn about each other as they face the enemy and some of them lose their lives.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:58
CharactersHeroes, Military
PlotWar, Survival, Adventure
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Action, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

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: 5.9
Genredrama, military, history
CountryKazakhstan, Russia, USA
Duration01:52
CharactersHorses, Heroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Rivalry
Time18th century
StyleExciting, Heavy, Epic, Serious

The Nomad is a historical epic set in 18th-century Kazakhstan. The film is a fictionalised account of the youth and coming-of-age of Ablai Khan, as he grows and fights to defend the fortress at Hazrat-e Turkestan from Dzungar invaders.

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: 4.5
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersSpy, Heroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Survival, Adventure
PlaceAircraft
TimeNew Year, World War II
StyleExciting, Tense, Serious, For men, Disturbing

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

Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:12
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Sea battles
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Action, Tense, Epic, Serious

This war drama depicts the U.S. and Japanese forces in the naval Battle of Midway, which became a turning point for Americans during World War II.

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: 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: 6.7
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: 7.2
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: 6.8
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, adventure, family, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:25
CharactersPirates, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Rivalry
PlaceIslands, Ships, Ocean
StyleRomantic, Exciting, By books, Fascinating

When notorious pirate Henry Morgan is made governor of Jamaica, he enlists the help of some of his former partners in ridding the Caribbean of Buccaneers. When one of them apparently abducts the previous governor's pretty daughter and joins up with the rebels, things are set for a fight.

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: 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: 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.





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