10 best movies like Padmaavat (2018)

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Padmaavat 2018
Rani Padmavati - the wife of Maharawal Ratan Singh, is known for her beauty and valour in 13th century India. She captures the fancy of the reigning Sultan of Delhi, the tyrant Alauddin Khilji, who becomes obsessed with her and goes to great lengths to fulfill his greed.
List of the best movies like Padmaavat (2018): Kesari, Bajirao Mastani, Rangoon, Fortress of War, The Buccaneer, 12 Strong, Frantz, Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela, The Exception, The Conqueror.

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Kesari (2019)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryIndia
Duration03:05

In 1897, an army of 21 Sikhs battles 10,000 Afghans to prevent the Saragarhi Fort from being taken down.

Bajirao Mastani (2015)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, melodrama, military, history
CountryIndia
Duration03:45

Peshwa Bajirao married to Kashibai, falls in love with Mastani, a warrior princess in distress. They struggle to make their love triumph amid opposition from his conservative family.

Rangoon (2017)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, military, history
CountryIndia

Julia travels to the Indo-Burma border to perform for the troops during the World War II, on the insistence of Billimoria, her lover. She finds herself in love with Jemadar Malik, a soldier there.

Fortress of War (2010)
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.

The Buccaneer (1958)
Markimdb: 6.5
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.

12 Strong (2018)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:34

A team of CIA agents and special forces head into Afghanistan in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks in an attempt to dismantle the Taliban.

Frantz (2016)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountryFrance, Germany
Duration02:05

In the aftermath of WWI, a young German who grieves the death of her fiancé in France meets a mysterious French man who visits the fiance’s grave to lay flowers.

Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela (2013)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama, musical
CountryIndia
Duration02:30

Ram and Leela, passionately in love with each other, realize that the only way to stop the bloodshed between their respective clans is to sacrifice their own lives.

The Exception (2017)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA

A German soldier tries to determine if the Dutch resistance has planted a spy to infiltrate the home of Kaiser Wilhelm in Holland during the onset of World War II, but falls for a young Jewish Dutch woman during his investigation.

The Conqueror (1956)
Markimdb: 3.7
Genremelodrama, adventure, military, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:51

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

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Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi (2019)
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.

Alexander (2004)
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.

Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
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.

Pearl Harbor (2001)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration03:03

The lifelong friendship between Rafe McCawley and Danny Walker is put to the ultimate test when the two ace fighter pilots become entangled in a love triangle with beautiful Naval nurse Evelyn Johnson. But the rivalry between the friends-turned-foes is immediately put on hold when they find themselves at the center of Japan's devastating attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.

Birdsong (2012)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:46

As an English soldier fights in the horrific trenches of northern France, he is haunted by the memories of his forbidden love affair with a French woman.

Taras Bulba (1962)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryYugoslavia, USA
Duration02:02

Ukraine, 16th century. While the Poles dominate the Cossack steppes, Andrei, son of Taras Bulba, a Cossack leader, must choose between his love for his family and his folk and his passion for a Polish woman.

Flyboys (2006)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:20

The adventures of the Lafayette Escadrille, young Americans who volunteered for the French military before the U.S. entered World War I, and became the country's first fighter pilots.

Yanks (1979)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, West Germany
Duration02:21

During WWII, the United States set up army bases in Great Britain as part of the war effort. Against their proper sensibilities, many of the Brits don't much like the brash Yanks, especially when it comes to the G.I.s making advances on the lonely British girls. One relationship that develops is between married John, an Army Captain, and the aristocratic Helen, whose naval husband is away at war. Helen loves her husband, but Helen and John are looking for some comfort during the difficult times.

The Liberator (2013)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryVenezuela, Spain
Duration01:58

Bolívar was instrumental in Latin America’s struggle for independence from the Spanish Empire, and is today considered one of the most influential politicians and emancipators in American history. Libertador is told from the viewpoint of Bolívar, portrayed by Ramírez, about his quests and epic military campaigns, which covered twice the territory Alexander the Great conquered, and his vision to unify South America.

Les Misérables (2012)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama, musical, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:38

An adaptation of the successful stage musical based on Victor Hugo's classic novel set in 19th-century France, in which a paroled prisoner named Jean Valjean seeks redemption.

Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior (2020)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, drama, military, biography, history
CountryIndia

When Aurangzeb recruits his trusted soldier Udaybhan to control the Kondhana fort, Shivaji's military leader Tanhaji Malusare and his army of Maratha warriors set out to recapture the fortress.

Conquest 1453 (2012)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryTurkey
Duration02:42

After the death of his father Murat II, Mehmet II ascends to the Ottoman throne. After braving internal and external enemies, he decides to complete what he was destined to do: Conquer Constantinople.

Ali and Nino (2016)
Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountryAzerbaijan, United Kingdom
Duration02:12

Muslim prince Ali and Georgian aristocrat Nino have grown up in the Russian province of Azerbaijan. Their tragic love story sees the outbreak of the First World War and the world’s struggle for Baku’s oil. Ultimately they must choose to fight for their country’s independence or for each other.

David (2013)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryIndia
Duration02:35

The story is about two Davids living in different parts of India whose lives eventually come together in a twist of events., who are about to take a step which is going to change their lives forever.

War Horse (2011)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryUSA, India
Duration02:26

Follows a young man named Albert and his horse, Joey, and how their bond is broken when Joey is sold to the cavalry and sent to the trenches of World War One. Despite being too young to enlist, Albert heads to France to save his friend.

The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:50

A sumptuous and sensual tale of intrigue, romance and betrayal set against the backdrop of a defining moment in European history: two beautiful sisters, Anne and Mary Boleyn, driven by their family's blind ambition, compete for the love of the handsome and passionate King Henry VIII.

Sergeant York (1941)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genremelodrama, drama, military, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:14

Alvin York a hillbilly sharpshooter transforms himself from ruffian to religious pacifist. He is then called to serve his country and despite deep religious and moral objections to fighting becomes one of the most celebrated American heroes of WWI.

Queen Margot (1994)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryFrance, Italy, Germany
Duration02:39

The night of August 24, 1572, is known as the Massacre of St. Bartholomew. In France a religious war is raging. In order to impose peace a forced wedding is arranged between Margot de Valois, sister of the immature Catholic King Charles IX, and the Hugenot King Henri of Navarre. Catherine of Medici maintains her behind-the-scenes power by ordering assaults, poisonings, and instigations to incest.

Joyeux Noël (2005)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genremelodrama, drama, military, music, history
CountryFrance, Germany, United Kingdom, Belgium, Romania
Duration01:51

In 1914, World War I, the bloodiest war ever at that time in human history, was well under way. However on Christmas Eve, numerous sections of the Western Front called an informal, and unauthorized, truce where the various front-line soldiers of the conflict peacefully met each other in No Man's Land to share a precious pause in the carnage with a fleeting brotherhood.

War and Peace (1956)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountryUSA, Italy
Duration03:28

Napoleon's tumultuous relations with Russia including his disastrous 1812 invasion serve as the backdrop for the tangled personal lives of two aristocratic families.




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