10 best movies like Valhalla Rising (2009)

Movies similar to Valhalla Rising (2009): Macbeth, Outlander, Arn: The Kingdom at Road's End, How to Train Your Dragon, Pathfinder, Centurion, The Revenant, Northmen: A Viking Saga, Hammer of the Gods, Sucker Punch.

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Macbeth (2015)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.6)
Genredrama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
TimeMiddle Ages

Feature film adaptation of Shakespeare's Scottish play about General Macbeth whose ambitious wife urges him to use wicked means in order to gain power of the throne over the sitting king, Duncan.

Outlander (2008)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA, Germany, France
CharactersVikings, Aliens

During the reign of the Vikings, a man from another world crash-lands on Earth, bringing with him an alien predator. The man must fuse his advanced technology with the weaponry of the vikings to fight the monster.

Arn: The Kingdom at Road's End (2008)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 6.6)
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, adventure, military
CountryDenmark, Sweden, Finland, United Kingdom, Norway, Germany

Arn has served his term in the Holy land and returns home to be reunited with his beloved Cecilia. When he returns home, he discovers that political forces tries to separate him and Cecilia - but thanks to queen Blanka they can finally get married. Arn knows that war is looming and with his martial knowledge he starts to build an army at his new home at Forsvik.

How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 8.1)
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CharactersDragons, Teens, Vikings, Friends, Heroes, Warriors
PlotWar, Confrontation, Adventure

As the son of a Viking leader on the cusp of manhood, shy Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III faces a rite of passage: he must kill a dragon to prove his warrior mettle. But after downing a feared dragon, he realizes that he no longer wants to destroy it, and instead befriends the beast – which he names Toothless – much to the chagrin of his warrior father

Pathfinder (2007)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 5.4)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure

A Viking boy is left behind after his clan battles a Native American tribe. Raised within the tribe, he ultimately becomes their savior in a fight against the Norsemen.

Centurion (2010)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 6.4)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, France
PlaceRoman Empire

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.

The Revenant (2015)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 8)
Genrethriller, drama, adventure, western, history
CountryUSA, Hong Kong, Taiwan
CharactersIndians, Hunters
PlotSurvival, Cold, Revenge, Willpower, Chase, Confrontation, Snow
StyleDisturbing, Atmospheric

In the 1820s, a frontiersman, Hugh Glass, sets out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling.

Northmen: A Viking Saga (2014)
Mark7 (imdb: 5.4)
Genreaction, adventure
CountryLuxembourg, Germany, South Africa
PlotTravel, Survival, Adventure
TimeMiddle Ages

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

Hammer of the Gods (2013)
Mark8 (imdb: 4.5)
Genreaction, adventure, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersVikings, Military, Heroes
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleHeavy, Depressive

Action epic sees a passionate young man transform into a brutal warrior as he travels the unforgiving landscape in search of his long lost brother Hakan The Ferrocious, whose people are relying on him to restore order to their kingdom.

Sucker Punch (2011)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6)
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada
PlacePsychiatric hospitals

A young girl is institutionalized by her abusive stepfather. Retreating to an alternative reality as a coping strategy, she envisions a plan which will help her escape from the mental facility.

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Black Death (2010)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrethriller, drama, adventure, detective
CountryGermany, United Kingdom
PlotViruses, Supernatural
TimeMiddle Ages

As the plague decimates medieval Europe, rumours circulate of a village immune from the plague. There is talk of a necromancer who leads the village and is able to raise the dead. A fearsome knight joined by a cohort of soldiers and a young monk are charged by the church to investigate. Their journey is filled with danger, but it's upon entering the village that their true horror begins.

Arn: The Knight Templar (2007)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.6)
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, adventure, military
CountrySweden, United Kingdom, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Germany, Morocco
PlotAdventure, War
TimeMiddle Ages

Arn, the son of a high-ranking Swedish nobleman is educated in a monastery and sent to the Holy Land as a knight templar to do penance for a forbidden love.

The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrehorror, thriller, detective

When hundreds of videotapes showing torture, murder and dismemberment are found in an abandoned house, they reveal a serial killer's decade-long reign of terror and become the most disturbing collection of evidence homicide detectives have ever seen.

Dead Man (1995)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 7.6)
Genrefantasy, drama, western
CountryUSA, Germany, Japan
StyleAtmospheric, Depressive, Fascinating, Fancy, Action, Gloomy

On the run after murdering a man, accountant William Blake encounters a strange North American man named Nobody who prepares him for his journey into the spiritual world.

Conan the Barbarian (1982)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 6.9)
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure

A film adaptation of the classic sword and sorcery hero, Conan the Barbarian. A horde of rampaging warriors massacre the parents of young Conan and enslave the young child for years on The Wheel of Pain. As the sole survivor of the childhood massacre, Conan is released from slavery and taught the ancient arts of fighting. Transforming himself into a killing machine, Conan travels into the wilderness to seek vengeance on Thulsa Doom, the man responsible for killing his family. In the wilderness, Conan takes up with the thieves Valeria and Subotai. The group comes upon King Osric, who wants the trio of warriors to help rescue his daughter who has joined Doom in the hills.

Stalker (1979)
Genrefantastic, drama, adventure, detective
CountrySoviet Union
PlotMeaning of life, Fulfillment of desires
StyleAtmospheric, Depressive, Gloomy

Near a gray and unnamed city is the Zone, a place guarded by barbed wire and soldiers, and where the normal laws of physics are victim to frequent anomalies. A Stalker guides two men into the Zone, specifically to an area in which deep seeded desires are granted.

Aguirre: The Wrath of God (1972)
Genredrama, adventure, history
CountryWest Germany
PlotTreasures, Expeditions, Obsession
Time16th century

A few decades after the destruction of the Inca empire, a Spanish expedition leaves the mountains of Peru and goes down the Amazon river in search of gold and wealth. Soon, they come across great difficulties and Don Aguirre, a ruthless man who cares only about riches, becomes their leader. But will his quest lead them to "the golden city", or to certain destruction?

The 13th Warrior (1999)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.6)
Genreaction, adventure, detective
PlotWar, Adventure
TimeMiddle Ages

In AD 922, Arab courtier, Ahmad Ibn Fadlan accompanies a party of Vikings to the barbaric North to combat a terror that slaughters Vikings and devours their flesh.

Gladiator (2000)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 8.5)
Genreaction, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersGladiators, Warriors, Soldier, Heroes
PlotRevenge, Power, Love, War, Betrayal, Intrigue
PlaceRoman Empire, Spain, Mansions

In the year 180, the death of emperor Marcus Aurelius throws the Roman Empire into chaos. Maximus is one of the Roman army's most capable and trusted generals and a key advisor to the emperor. As Marcus' devious son Commodus ascends to the throne, Maximus is set to be executed. He escapes, but is captured by slave traders. Renamed Spaniard and forced to become a gladiator, Maximus must battle to the death with other men for the amusement of paying audiences.

Becoming Mayan: Creating Apocalypto (2007)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.8)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure
PlotSurvival, Adventure, War

An overview of the making of Mel Gibson's 'Apocalypto'.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
Mark9 (imdb: 8.9)
Genreaction, fantasy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, New Zealand
CharactersWizards, Gnomes, Goblins, Orcs, Birds, Elves, Eagle, Friends, Warriors
PlotTime travel, Love, Fight, Magic, Chase, Betrayal, Witchcraft, Hiking trip, Fate, Adventure
StyleBest soundtracks

Aragorn is revealed as the heir to the ancient kings as he, Gandalf and the other members of the broken fellowship struggle to save Gondor from Sauron's forces. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam bring the ring closer to the heart of Mordor, the dark lord's realm.

Warriors of Heaven and Earth (2003)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, drama, adventure
CountryChina, Hong Kong

A Chinese emissary is sent to the Gobi desert to execute a renegade soldier. When a caravan transporting a Buddhist monk and a valuable treasure is threatened by thieves, however, the two warriors might unite to protect the travelers.

28 Days Later (2002)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.6)
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersZombie, Monsters, Military
PlotApocalypse, End of the world
PlaceEngland, London

Twenty-eight days after a killer virus was accidentally unleashed from a British research facility, a small group of London survivors are caught in a desperate struggle to protect themselves from the infected. Carried by animals and humans, the virus turns those it infects into homicidal maniacs -- and it's absolutely impossible to contain.

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