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300 (2006)
Action, Fantasy

300 (2006)

In the Battle of Thermopylae of 480 BC an alliance of Greek city-states fought the invading Persian army in the mountain pass of Thermopylae. Vastly outnumbered, the Greeks held back the enemy in one of the most famous last stands of history. Persian King Xerxes led a Army of well over 100,000 (Persian king Xerxes before war has about 170,000 army) men to Greece and was confronted by 300 Spartans, 700 Thespians, and 400 Thebans. Xerxes waited for 10 days for King Leonidas to surrender or withdraw but left with no options he pushed forward. After 3 days of battle all the Greeks were killed. The Spartan defeat was not the one expected, as a local shepherd, named Ephialtes, defected to the Persians and informed Xerxes that the separate path through Thermopylae, which the Persians could use to outflank the Greeks, was not as heavily guarded as they thought. (Read More)

Themes:madness, monster, politics, betrayal, marriage
Mood:epic, night, gore
Locations:canyon, storm, beach
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:greece, king, army, spartan, greek, sword and shield, battle, persian empire, persian, falling off a cliff, ancient greece, spear through chest, god king, battle axe, sword and sandal, elite soldier, sword and sorcery, sword fight, woman on top, trampled to death

300: Rise Of An Empire (2014)
Action, Fantasy

300: Rise Of An Empire (2014)

After its victory over Leonidas' 300, the Persian Army under the command of Xerxes marches towards the major Greek city-states. The Democratic city of Athens, first on the path of Xerxes' army, bases its strength on its fleet, led by admiral Themistocles. Themistocles is forced to an unwilling alliance with the traditional rival of Athens, oligarchic Sparta whose might lies with its superior infantry troops. But Xerxes still reigns supreme in numbers over sea and land. (Read More)

Themes:politics, betrayal
Mood:epic, gore
Locations:beach
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:ancient greece, sword and sandal, sword fight, woman on top, 5th century b.c., dark horse comics, virtual set, antiquity, persian, hunchback, deformity, archer, based on graphic novel, historical fiction, greek, severed leg, stabbed in the eye, stabbed in the head, greece, shield

Beowulf (2007)
Action, Adventure, Animation, Fantasy

Beowulf (2007)

Set against the coming of Christianity, this is the story of the last hero: in 507, a monstrous troll wreaks havoc in the mead hall of the Danish king, Hrothgar. He offers rewards for the death of Grendel, so Beowulf, a great and boastful Geat warrior, arrives with his thanes. Beowulf sets aside his armor and awaits the monster; a fierce battle ensues that leads to Beowolf's entering the watery lair of Grendel's mother, where a devil's bargain awaits. Beowulf returns to Herot, the castle, and becomes king. Jump ahead many years, and the sins of the father are visited upon Beowulf and his kingdom. The hero must face his weakness and be heroic once again. Is the age of demons over? (Read More)

Themes:monster
Mood:epic, gore
Locations:storm, beach
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:falling off a cliff, spear through chest, king, battle axe, sword and sorcery, sword fight, battle, trampled to death, deformity, stabbed in the shoulder, archer, stabbed in the arm, archery, loss of husband, severed leg, stabbed in the eye, disembowelment, stabbed in the head, loss of son, shield

Alexander (2004)
Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War

Alexander (2004)

Conquering 90% of the known world by the age of 25, Alexander the Great led his armies through 22,000 miles of sieges and conquests in just eight years. Coming out of tiny Macedonia (today part of Greece), Alexander led his armies against the mighty Persian Empire, drove west to Egypt, and finally made his way east to India. This film will concentrate on those eight years of battles, as well as his relationship with his boyhood friend and battle mate, Hephaestion. Alexander died young, of illness, at 33. Alexander's conquests paved the way for the spread of Greek culture (facilitating the spread of Christianity centuries later), and removed many of the obstacles that might have prevented the expansion of the Roman Empire. In other words, the world we know today might never have been if not for Alexander's bloody, yet unifying, conquest. (Read More)

Themes:politics, betrayal, marriage
Mood:epic, gore
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:persian empire, ancient greece, greek, king, sword and sandal, sword fight, antiquity, persian, harem, stabbed in the shoulder, archer, stabbed in the arm, archery, treason, severed leg, arrow, stabbed in the eye, disembowelment, stabbed in the head, greece

Hercules (2014) is one of the best movies like 300 (2006)
Action, Adventure

Hercules (2014)

1400 B.C., a tormented soul walked the Earth that was neither man nor god. Hercules was the powerful son of the god king Zeus. For this, he received nothing but suffering his entire life. After twelve arduous labors, and the death of his family, this dark, world-weary soul turned his back on the gods finding his only solace in bloody battle. Over the years, he warmed to the company of six similar souls, their only bond being their love of fighting, and the presence of death. These men and women never question where they go to fight, or why, or whom, just how much they will be paid. Now, the King of Thrace has hired these mercenaries to train his men to become the greatest army of all time. It is time for this bunch of lost souls to finally have their eyes opened to how far they have fallen, when they must train an army to become as ruthless and bloodthirsty as their reputation has become. (Read More)

Themes:monster, betrayal
Mood:gore
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:ancient greece, god king, sword and sandal, sword and sorcery, sword fight, stabbed in the shoulder, archer, based on graphic novel, stabbed in the arm, stabbed in the eye, stabbed in the head, greece, shield, animal attack, helmet, spear, wolf, gold, severed arm, stabbed in the back

Centurion (2010)
Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller, War

Centurion (2010)

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. This is why Centurion (2010) is one of the best movies like 300 (2006). (Read More)

Themes:betrayal
Mood:gore
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:sword and shield, falling off a cliff, raid, survivor, battle axe, sword and sandal, sword fight, stabbed in the mouth, stabbed in the shoulder, archer, stabbed in the arm, greek, severed leg, arrow, stabbed in the eye, cliff, disembowelment, stabbed in the head, gash in the face, shield

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:monster, betrayal
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:sword and sorcery, slow motion action scene, archer, archery, historical fiction, fighter, bullet time, patriotism, raid, stabbed in the head, shield, animal attack, giant, blockbuster, elephant, slavery, helmet, spear, wolf, queen

The Legend Of Hercules (2014)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

The Legend Of Hercules (2014)

In Ancient Greece 1200 B.C., a queen succumbs to the lust of Zeus to bear a son promised to overthrow the tyrannical rule of the king and restore peace to a land in hardship. But this prince, Hercules, knows nothing of his real identity or his destiny. He desires only one thing: the love of Hebe, Princess of Crete, who has been promised to his own brother. When Hercules learns of his greater purpose, he must choose: to flee with his true love or to fulfill his destiny and become the true hero of his time. The story behind one of the greatest myths is revealed in this action-packed epic - a tale of love, sacrifice and the strength of the human spirit. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal
Mood:epic
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:ancient greece, king, sword and sandal, sword fight, virtual set, beefcake, stabbed in the shoulder, archer, stabbed in the arm, greek, greece, shield, animal attack, slavery, helmet, spear, queen, beaten to death, stabbed in the back, no opening credits

Warcraft (2016) is one of the best movies like 300 (2006)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Warcraft (2016)

When the world of the Orcs of Draenor is being destroyed by the evil fel magic that uses life-force, the powerful warlock Gul'dan creates a portal to the world of Azeroth and forms the Horde with members of the Orc clans. He also captures many prisoners to keep the portal open. The king of Azeroth, Llane Wrynn and his brother-in-law, Anduin Lothar are informed by the apprentice of magician Khadgar that he has found fel magic in dead bodies and the king decides to summon the Guardian of Tirisfal, Medivh, to protect his kingdom. Lothar and Khadgar head to Kharazhan to meet Medivh and an ominous shadow points a book out to Khadgar, who takes it and hides. Anduin, Khadgar and Medivh and a group of soldiers are attacked by Orcs and they capture the slave Garona, who is released by King Llane, and she shows them the location of the portal. Garona is contacted by the Orc chief of a clan Durotan that wants to meet King Llane to stop the fel magic. Meanwhile Khadgar learns that the gate was opened with the help of someone in Azeroth. Shall King Llane trust Garona and Durotan, who might be the traitor? (Read More)

Themes:monster, betrayal
Mood:epic
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:sword and sorcery, sword fight, stabbed in the shoulder, treason, loss of husband, raid, disembowelment, stabbed in the head, loss of son, shield, animal attack, honor, giant, blockbuster, told in flashback, slavery, helmet, loyalty, wolf, queen

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

Themes:monster, betrayal, marriage
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:sword and sorcery, sword fight, studio logo segues into film, stabbed in the shoulder, archer, archery, shield, animal attack, helmet, spear, wolf, gold, queen, beaten to death, stabbed in the back, prologue, king, child in peril, no opening credits, stabbed in the chest

Kingdom Of Heaven (2005)
Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War

Kingdom Of Heaven (2005)

It is the time of the Crusades during the Middle Ages - the world shaping 200-year collision between Europe and the East. A blacksmith named Balian has lost his family and nearly his faith. The religious wars raging in the far-off Holy Land seem remote to him, yet he is pulled into that immense drama. Amid the pageantry and intrigues of medieval Jerusalem he falls in love, grows into a leader, and ultimately uses all his courage and skill to defend the city against staggering odds. Destiny comes seeking Balian in the form of a great knight, Godfrey of Ibelin, a Crusader briefly home to France from fighting in the East. Revealing himself as Balian's father, Godfrey shows him the true meaning of knighthood and takes him on a journey across continents to the fabled Holy City. In Jerusalem at that moment--between the Second and Third Crusades--a fragile peace prevails, through the efforts of its enlightened Christian king, Baldwin IV, aided by his advisor Tiberias, and the military restraint of the legendary Muslim leader Saladin Ayubi . But Baldwin's days are numbered, and strains of fanaticism, greed, and jealousy among the Crusaders threaten to shatter the truce. King Baldwin's vision of peace--a kingdom of heaven--is shared by a handful of knights, including Godfrey of Ibelin, who swear to uphold it with their lives and honor. As Godfrey passes his sword to his son, he also passes on that sacred oath: to protect the helpless, safeguard the peace, and work toward harmony between religions and cultures, so that a kingdom of heaven can flourish on earth. Balian takes the sword and steps into history. This is why Kingdom Of Heaven (2005) is one of the best movies like 300 (2006). (Read More)

Themes:marriage
Mood:epic, gore
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:sword and shield, honor, king, battle axe, sword and sandal, sword fight, sword, deformity, archery, treason, fighter, arrow, stabbed in the eye, siege, stabbed in the head, loss of son, shield, stabbed in the stomach, spear, europe

Conan The Barbarian (2011)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Conan The Barbarian (2011)

A quest that begins as a personal vendetta for the fierce Cimmerian warrior soon turns into an epic battle against hulking rivals, horrific monsters, and impossible odds, as Conan realizes he is the only hope of saving the great nations of Hyboria from an encroaching reign of supernatural evil.

Mood:epic, gore
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:battle axe, sword and sandal, sword and sorcery, sword fight, volley of arrows, rite of passage, oracle, archer, eye patch, stabbed in the head, gash in the face, animal attack, slavery, survivor, spear, severed arm, beaten to death, stabbed in the back, drowning, king

Spartacus (2010) is one of the best movies like 300 (2006)
Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance

Spartacus (2010)

The inspiration behind this series is the Thracian Gladiator Spartacus, who led a slave uprising against the Roman Republic. The Thracians had been persuaded by Claudius Glaber to serve as auxiliaries in the Roman legions in a campaign against the Getae, who had often plundered Thracian lands. However after Glaber reneges on the deal and switches his attentions from the Getae to attack Mithridates in Asia Minor, the Thracians feel betrayed and mutiny. Captured by Glaber, Spartacus is condemned to death as a Gladiator, whilst his wife Sura is condemned to slavery. Spartacus, however, proves to be a formidable gladiator, and defeats the four gladiators tasked with executing him. He becomes a favorite of the crowd, leading Senator Albinius to commute his death sentence to a life of slavery. Spartacus is purchased by Batiatus for gladiator training, who promises to help him find Sura if he proves himself in training. As the series develops, the story follows the betrayals and machinations of Roman life and a tale of one man's heroic quest for vengeance. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal
Mood:epic, gore
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:sword and sandal, sword fight, peplum, beefcake, historical fiction, shield, honor, stabbed in the stomach, slavery, helmet, spear, beaten to death, severed head, stabbed in the chest, army, decapitation, hand to hand combat, bare butt, sword, battle

The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies (2014)
Adventure, Fantasy

The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies (2014)

After the Dragon leaves the Lonely Mountain, the people of Lake-town see a threat coming. Orcs, dwarves, elves and people prepare for war. Bilbo sees Thorin going mad and tries to help. Meanwhile, Gandalf is rescued from the Necromancer's prison and his rescuers realize who the Necromancer is.

Themes:madness, betrayal
Mood:epic
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:battle, king, sword and sorcery, sword fight, stabbed in the shoulder, archer, stabbed in the arm, archery, stabbed in the head, shield, animal attack, honor, giant, blockbuster, helmet, spear, gold, severed arm, threat, stabbed in the back

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016)
Action, Horror, Romance

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016)

The five highly trained Bennett sisters in Georgian England must try to protect themselves from the growing zombie threat, find suitable husbands for themselves, battle marriage proposals and unlikely suitors, and save the country before it's too late.

Themes:betrayal, marriage
Mood:gore
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:sword fight, slow motion action scene, arm cut off, stabbed in the shoulder, eye patch, spear, grenade, strong female character, dismemberment, severed arm, threat, stabbed in the back, prologue, severed head, stabbed in the chest, impalement, massacre, decapitation, hand to hand combat, falling from height

Ben-hur (2016)
Action, Adventure, Drama, History

Ben-hur (2016)

Themes:politics, betrayal, marriage
Mood:epic
Locations:beach
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:sword and sandal, sword fight, archer, archery, bribery, severed leg, greece, shield, slavery, helmet, queen, severed arm, no opening credits, stabbed in the chest, army, sword, battle, slow motion scene, corpse, voice over narration

The 13th Warrior (1999) is one of the best movies like 300 (2006)
Action, Adventure, History

The 13th Warrior (1999)

In AD 922, Arab courtier Ahmad Ibn Fadlan accompanies a party of Vikings to the barbaric North. Ibn Fadlan is appalled by the Vikings customs-- their wanton sexuality, their disregard for cleanliness, their cold-blooded human sacrifices. And then he learns the horrifying truth: he has been enlisted to combat a terror that slaughters the Vikings and devours their flesh. (Read More)

Mood:epic, night, gore
Characters:warrior
Story:sword and shield, sword and sandal, sword and sorcery, sword fight, oracle, ambassador, greek, eye patch, shield, helmet, spear, dismemberment, severed arm, king, severed head, woman, dead body, hand to hand combat, sword, battle

Robin Hood (2010)
Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance

Robin Hood (2010)

Birth of a legend. Following King Richard's death in France, archer Robin Longstride, along with Will Scarlett, Alan-a-Dale and Little John, returns to England. They encounter the dying Robert of Locksley, whose party was ambushed by treacherous Godfrey, who hopes to facilitate a French invasion of England. Robin promises the dying knight he will return his sword to his father Walter in Nottingham. Here Walter encourages him to impersonate the dead man to prevent his land being confiscated by the crown, and he finds himself with Marian, a ready-made wife. Hoping to stir baronial opposition to weak King John and allow an easy French take-over, Godfrey worms his way into the king's service as Earl Marshal of England and brutally invades towns under the pretext of collecting Royal taxes. Can Robin navigate the politics of barons, royals, traitors, and the French? (Read More)

Themes:politics
Mood:epic
Locations:beach
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:sword and shield, sword fight, archer, arrow, siege, shield, loyalty, queen, stabbed in the back, king, no opening credits, stabbed in the chest, impalement, army, decapitation, hand to hand combat, falling from height, sword, battle, slow motion scene

Gods Of Egypt (2016)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Gods Of Egypt (2016)

Set, the merciless god of darkness, has taken over the throne of Egypt and plunged the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict. Few dare to rebel against him. A young thief, whose love was taken captive by the god, seeks to dethrone and defeat Set with the aid of the powerful god Horus. (Read More)

Themes:monster, betrayal
Mood:epic
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:sword and sandal, sword fight, slow motion action scene, arm cut off, severed leg, loss of husband, arrow, eye patch, shield, animal attack, giant, elephant, slavery, helmet, spear, gold, queen, severed arm, stabbed in the back, prologue

Immortals (2011)
Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Immortals (2011)

Eons after the Gods won their mythic struggle against the Titans, a new evil threatens the land. Mad with power, King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) has declared war against humanity. Amassing a bloodthirsty army of soldiers disfigured by his own hand, Hyperion has scorched Greece in search of the legendary Epirus Bow, a weapon of unimaginable power forged in the heavens by Ares. Only he who possesses this bow can unleash the Titans, who have been imprisoned deep within the walls of Mount Tartaros since the dawn of time and thirst for revenge. In the king's hands, the bow would rain destruction upon mankind and annihilate the Gods. But ancient law dictates the Gods must not intervene in man's conflict. They remain powerless to stop Hyperion...until a peasant named Theseus (Henry Cavill) comes forth as their only hope. Secretly chosen by Zeus, Theseus must save his people from Hyperion and his hordes. Rallying a band of fellow outsiders - including visionary priestess Phaedra (Freida Pinto) and cunning slave Stavros (Stephen Dorff) - one hero will lead the uprising, or watch his homeland fall into ruin and his Gods vanish into legend. (Read More)

Themes:madness, betrayal
Mood:gore
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:king, greece, sword and sandal, army, sword and sorcery, sword fight, oracle, stabbed in the head, loss of son, stabbed in the stomach, slavery, helmet, spear, dismemberment, threat, stabbed in the back, no opening credits, severed head, stabbed in the chest, impalement

The Man With The Iron Fists (2012) is one of the best movies like 300 (2006)
Action

The Man With The Iron Fists (2012)

In Jungle Village, the leader of the Lion's clan Gold Lion is summoned by the Governor and assigned to protect his gold that will be transported through the village. However he is betrayed and murdered by the greedy Silver Lion and Bronze Lion. Gold Lion's favorite son Zen Yi, a.k.a. The X-Blade, seeks revenge and heads to Jungle Village, but he is defeated by Brass Body and rescued by the local Blacksmith Thaddeus. Meanwhile the Gemini Female and the Gemini Male protect the Governor's gold, but they are vanquished by the army of Silver and Bronze Lion. The Blacksmith is abducted by the Lions and has his arms severed by Brass Body. However he is saved by the British Jack Knife, who is the emissary of the Emperor, and he manufactures iron arms for Thaddeus. Meanwhile the Governor sends the Jackal army to fight against the Lions and they hide the gold in the brothel of Madam Blossom. However, Madam Blossom and his girls form an army of black widows and together with Jack, Zen Yi and The Blacksmith, they fight against the Lions. This is why The Man With The Iron Fists (2012) is one of the best movies like 300 (2006). (Read More)

Themes:betrayal
Mood:gore
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:sword fight, studio logo segues into film, arm cut off, stabbed in the arm, historical fiction, disembowelment, spear, gold, dismemberment, severed arm, stabbed in the back, king, child in peril, severed head, stabbed in the chest, impalement, army, decapitation, hand to hand combat, sword

Solomon Kane (2009)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Solomon Kane (2009)

Once a mercenary of Queen Elizabeth I fighting Spaniards in Africa, Solomon met the Devil's Reaper and discovered he was bound for hell. Barely escaping, he soon renounced violence to atone for his past sins, seeking out redemption in a life of peace. That is until the followers of sorcerer Malachi kidnap a Puritan girl, Meredith Crowthorn, and brutally slaughter her family before his very eyes, forcing Solomon to take up arms and return to his violent ways once more to rescue her. (Read More)

Themes:monster, betrayal
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:sword and sorcery, sword fight, closing credits sequence, pit, severed leg, cliff, gash in the face, slavery, queen, severed arm, stabbed in the back, prologue, king, child in peril, no opening credits, severed head, stabbed in the chest, impalement, army, massacre

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013)
Adventure, Fantasy

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013)

After successfully crossing over (and under) the Misty Mountains, Thorin and Company must seek aid from a powerful stranger before taking on the dangers of Mirkwood Forest--without their Wizard. If they reach the human settlement of Lake-town it will be time for the hobbit Bilbo Baggins to fulfill his contract with the dwarves. The party must complete the journey to Lonely Mountain and burglar Baggins must seek out the Secret Door that will give them access to the hoard of the dragon Smaug. And, where has Gandalf got off to? And what is his secret business to the south? (Read More)

Themes:monster
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:sword and sorcery, sword fight, stabbed in the mouth, stabbed in the shoulder, stabbed in the arm, stabbed in the eye, eye patch, stabbed in the head, shield, animal attack, giant, blockbuster, spear, gold, stabbed in the back, king, child in peril, no opening credits, severed head, stabbed in the chest

The Scorpion King (2002)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller

The Scorpion King (2002)

In an ancient time, predating the pyramids, the evil king Memnon is using the psychic powers of his sorceress Cassandra to fortell his great victories. In a last ditch effort to stop Memnon from taking over the world, the leaders of the remaining free tribes hire the assassin Mathayus to kill the sorceress. But Mathayus ends up getting much more than he bargained for. Now with the help of the trickster Arpid, tribal leader Balthazar and an unexpected ally, it's up to Mathayus to fufill his destiny and become the great Scorpion King. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal
Characters:warrior
Story:sword and sandal, sword and sorcery, sword fight, antiquity, harem, stabbed in the arm, archery, spit in the face, arrow, siege, raid, spear, king, no opening credits, severed head, impalement, hand to hand combat, falling from height, sword, battle

Exodus: Gods And Kings (2014) is one of the best movies like 300 (2006)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Exodus: Gods And Kings (2014)

Epic adventure Exodus: Gods and Kings is the story of one man's daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Using state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion, Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues. (Read More)

Themes:politics
Mood:epic
Locations:storm, beach
Characters:soldier
Story:falling off a cliff, sword and sandal, sword fight, trampled to death, volley of arrows, stabbed in the shoulder, archer, stabbed in the arm, treason, cliff, loss of son, shield, animal attack, slavery, helmet, spear, threat, drowning, king, no opening credits

Gladiator (2000)
Action, Adventure, Drama

Gladiator (2000)

Maximus is a powerful Roman general, loved by the people and the aging Emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Before his death, the Emperor chooses Maximus to be his heir over his own son, Commodus, and a power struggle leaves Maximus and his family condemned to death. The powerful general is unable to save his family, and his loss of will allows him to get captured and put into the Gladiator games until he dies. The only desire that fuels him now is the chance to rise to the top so that he will be able to look into the eyes of the man who will feel his revenge. This is why Gladiator (2000) is one of the best movies like 300 (2006). (Read More)

Themes:politics, betrayal
Mood:epic, gore
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:slavery, battle axe, sword and sandal, sword fight, antiquity, archer, stabbed in the arm, archery, arrow, loss of son, shield, animal attack, honor, blockbuster, elephant, helmet, survivor, spear, loyalty, gold

Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-fi

Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)

In this continuation to the adventure of the demon superhero, an evil elf breaks an ancient pact between humans and creatures, as he declares war against humanity. He is on a mission to release The Golden Army, a deadly group of fighting machines that can destroy the human race. As Hell on Earth is ready to erupt, Hellboy and his crew set out to defeat the evil prince before The Golden Army can destroy humanity's existence. (Read More)

Story:sword fight, dark horse comics, stabbed in the mouth, stabbed in the head, gash in the face, spear, severed arm, stabbed in the back, prologue, child in peril, no opening credits, severed head, stabbed in the chest, impalement, army, decapitation, hand to hand combat, falling from height, battle, face slap

Conan The Barbarian (1982)
Adventure, Fantasy

Conan The Barbarian (1982)

A village is attacked by the evil ruler of the Snake Cult, Thulsa Doom ('James Earl Jones' (qv)) and his evil warriors, when Thulsa Doom and his warriors kills his parents, a young boy named Conan ('Jorge Sanz (I)' (qv)) is enslaved. Years later, Conan grows up and becomes a mighty warrior and is trained as a fighter. After years as a slave and as a gladiator, Conan is set free. Conan sets out on a quest as he vows to avenge his parents and solve the riddle of steel. Joined by a archer named Subotai ('Gerry Lopez (I)' (qv)), a beautiful thief who falls in love with Conan, Valeria (sandahl Bergman') and a Chinese wizard ('Mako (I)' (qv)), Conan and his companions sets out to rescue Princess Yasmina ('Valerie Quennessen' (qv)), daughter of King Osric ('Max von Sydow (I)' (qv)), from the Snake Cult, and get his revenge on Thulsa Doom and avenge his parents. (Read More)

Mood:epic, gore
Characters:warrior
Story:sword and sandal, sword and sorcery, sword fight, peplum, stabbed in the mouth, harem, archer, fighter, raid, slavery, spear, wolf, king, severed head, stabbed in the chest, impalement, army, decapitation, hand to hand combat, falling from height

The Eagle (2011) is one of the best movies like 300 (2006)
Action, Adventure, Drama, History

The Eagle (2011)

In 140 AD, twenty years after the unexplained disappearance of the entire Ninth Legion in the mountains of Scotland, young centurion Marcus Aquila (Tatum) arrives from Rome to solve the mystery and restore the reputation of his father, the commander of the Ninth. Accompanied only by his British slave Esca (Bell), Marcus sets out across Hadrian's Wall into the uncharted highlands of Caledonia - to confront its savage tribes, make peace with his father's memory, and retrieve the lost legion's golden emblem, the Eagle of the Ninth. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:sword fight, historical fiction, shield, honor, slavery, helmet, spear, dismemberment, beaten to death, stabbed in the back, drowning, child in peril, no opening credits, severed head, stabbed in the chest, impalement, army, massacre, decapitation, hand to hand combat

Ironclad (2011)
Action, Adventure, History, Romance

Ironclad (2011)

It is the year 1215 and the rebel barons of England have forced their despised King John to put his royal seal to the Magna Carta, a noble, seminal document that upheld the rights of free-men. Yet within months of pledging himself to the great charter, the King reneged on his word and assembled a mercenary army on the south coast of England with the intention of bringing the barons and the country back under his tyrannical rule. Barring his way stood the mighty Rochester castle, a place that would become the symbol of the rebel's momentous struggle for justice and freedom. (Read More)

Themes:marriage
Mood:gore
Characters:warrior
Story:sword and shield, king, battle axe, army, sword fight, stabbed in the mouth, arm cut off, stabbed in the shoulder, archer, arrow, siege, stabbed in the head, shield, spear, dismemberment, severed arm, stabbed in the back, prologue, massacre, decapitation

The Three Musketeers (1993)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance

The Three Musketeers (1993)

The three best of the disbanded Musketeers - Athos, Porthos, and Aramis - join a young hotheaded would-be-Musketeer, D'Artagnan, to stop the Cardinal Richelieu's evil plot: to form an alliance with enemy England by way of the mysterious Milady. Rochefort, the Cardinal's right-hand man, announces the official disbanding of the King's Musketeers. Three, however, refuse to throw down their swords - Athos the fighter and drinker, Porthos the pirate and lover, and Aramis the priest and poet. Arriving in Paris to join the Musketeers, D'Artagnan uncovers the Cardinal's plans, and the four set out on a mission to protect King and Country. This is why The Three Musketeers (1993) is one of the best movies like 300 (2006). (Read More)

Themes:politics, betrayal
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:falling off a cliff, king, sword fight, stabbed in the arm, treason, historical fiction, fighter, eye patch, siege, honor, loyalty, queen, drowning, stabbed in the chest, impalement, cleavage, falling from height, sword, battle, title spoken by character

Dragonheart (1996)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Dragonheart (1996)

The young, sickly King Einon was wounded in a battle. In order for him to survive, he is healed by Draco, a dragon. Some years later, Bowen, a dragon slayer, encounters Draco. The two team up to form a traveling duo that perform an act, but the act is only known by themselves. Bowen supposedly "slays" Draco and then collects a reward from the town or village that he protects by killing the dragon who had been "terrorizing" them. From there, Bowen and Draco must save the entire kingdom from the rule of the now evil King Einon, who is part of Draco and Draco a part of him. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:battle axe, sword and sorcery, sword fight, archer, arrow, eye patch, shield, honor, slavery, helmet, spear, queen, stabbed in the back, king, stabbed in the chest, impalement, army, hand to hand combat, falling from height, battle

The Last Samurai (2003) is one of the best movies like 300 (2006)
Action, Drama, History, War

The Last Samurai (2003)

In the 1870s, Captain Nathan Algren, a cynical veteran of the American Civil war who will work for anyone, is hired by Americans who want lucrative contracts with the Emperor of Japan to train the peasant conscripts for the first standing imperial army in modern warfare using firearms. The imperial Omura cabinet's first priority is to repress a rebellion of traditionalist Samurai -hereditary warriors- who remain devoted to the sacred dynasty but reject the Westernizing policy and even refuse firearms. Yet when his ill-prepared superior force sets out too soon, their panic allows the sword-wielding samurai to crush them. Badly wounded Algren's courageous stand makes the samurai leader Katsumoto spare his life; once nursed to health he learns to know and respect the old Japanese way, and participates as advisor in Katsumoto's failed attempt to save the Bushido tradition, but Omura gets repressive laws enacted- he must now choose to honor his loyalty to one of the embittered sides when the conflict returns to the battlefield... (Read More)

Themes:politics
Mood:epic, gore
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:honor, army, sword fight, unreliable narrator, persian, stabbed in the shoulder, stabbed in the arm, greek, loss of husband, blockbuster, stabbed in the stomach, spear, loyalty, stabbed in the back, no opening credits, severed head, stabbed in the chest, woman, massacre, decapitation

In The Name Of The King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2007)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller

In The Name Of The King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2007)

Set in the kingdom of Ehb, the story follows Farmer ('Jason Statham' (qv)), who was adopted by his village. When Farmer's wife, Solana ('Claire Forlani' (qv)), and his son leave to sell vegetables at the town of Stonebridge, Farmer's farm is attacked by creatures called Krugs. With the help of his friend and neighbor Norrick ('Ron Perlman (I)' (qv)), he travels to Stonebridge where his wife and son are. Before he arrives, the Krugs, controlled by the wizard Gallian ('Ray Liotta' (qv)), kill his son and capture his wife. Farmer, with the help of Bastian ('Will Sanderson' (qv)), his brother-in-law, and Norrick sets out to find and rescue his wife. The King's nephew Fallow ('Matthew Lillard' (qv)) is conspiring with the wizard Gallian to take over the kingdom led by King Konreid ('Burt Reynolds'). (Read More)

Themes:monster
Mood:epic
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:sword and sandal, sword and sorcery, sword fight, rain of arrows, archer, raid, siege, loss of son, honor, stabbed in the stomach, spear, king, army, massacre, hand to hand combat, falling from height, sword, battle, slow motion scene, blood splatter

Avatar (2009)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Avatar (2009)

When his brother is killed in a robbery, paraplegic Marine Jake Sully decides to take his place in a mission on the distant world of Pandora. There he learns of greedy corporate figurehead Parker Selfridge's intentions of driving off the native humanoid "Na'vi" in order to mine for the precious material scattered throughout their rich woodland. In exchange for the spinal surgery that will fix his legs, Jake gathers intel for the cooperating military unit spearheaded by gung-ho Colonel Quaritch, while simultaneously attempting to infiltrate the Na'vi people with the use of an "avatar" identity. While Jake begins to bond with the native tribe and quickly falls in love with the beautiful alien Neytiri, the restless Colonel moves forward with his ruthless extermination tactics, forcing the soldier to take a stand - and fight back in an epic battle for the fate of Pandora. (Read More)

Themes:monster, betrayal
Mood:epic
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:battle, closing credits sequence, virtual set, infanticide, archery, arrow, animal attack, honor, blockbuster, spear, grenade, loyalty, strong female character, queen, king, child in peril, no opening credits, stabbed in the chest, impalement, army

47 Ronin (2013)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

47 Ronin (2013)

While hunting in the forest, Lord Asano of Ako and his samurai find a young half-breed and take him with them to live in the castle. Several years later, Lord Asano holds a tournament to welcome the Shogun to Ako. The night after the tournament, Lord Asano is bewitched into hurting Lord Kira of Nagato, and is punished into committing seppuku by the Shogun. Realizing that it was a Lord Kira's evil plot, the samurais and the half-breed sets out for revenge against the Shogun's order. This is why 47 Ronin (2013) is one of the best movies like 300 (2006). (Read More)

Themes:monster
Mood:epic, night
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:fighter, sword and sorcery, sword fight, studio logo segues into film, pit, archer, stabbed in the arm, historical fiction, stabbed in the head, honor, giant, spear, stabbed in the back, prologue, no opening credits, severed head, stabbed in the chest, impalement, army, massacre

Clash Of The Titans (1981) is one of the best movies like 300 (2006)
Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Clash Of The Titans (1981)

Perseus is the favored son of the god Zeus, but he has unwittingly ticked off the sea goddess Thetis. Just to make things worse, Perseus falls in love with the lovely Princess Andromeda, who used to be engaged to Thetis's son. Soon Perseus is off on one quest after another, with Zeus helping, Thetis hindering, and lots of innocent bystanders getting stabbed, drowned, and squished. (Read More)

Themes:monster, marriage
Locations:beach
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:ancient greece, sword and sandal, sword and sorcery, antiquity, famous line, deformity, archery, greece, shield, giant, helmet, prologue, severed head, decapitation, sword, battle, cult film, father son relationship, blood

Nochnoy Dozor (2004)
Action, Fantasy, Thriller

Nochnoy Dozor (2004)

Among normal humans live the "Others" possessing various supernatural powers. They are divided up into the forces of light and the forces of the dark, who signed a truce several centuries ago to end a devastating battle. Ever since, the forces of light govern the day while the night belongs to their dark opponents. In modern day Moscow the dark Others actually roam the night as vampires while a "Night Watch" of light forces, among them Anton, the movie's protagonist, try to control them and limit their outrage. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal
Mood:night, gore
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:sword fight, battle, stabbed in the arm, stabbed in the head, honor, helmet, dismemberment, severed arm, stabbed in the back, prologue, child in peril, no opening credits, severed head, stabbed in the chest, impalement, army, decapitation, bare butt, sword, slow motion scene

The Great Wall (2016)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller

The Great Wall (2016)

When a mercenary warrior (Matt Damon) is imprisoned within the Great Wall, he discovers the mystery behind one of the greatest wonders of the world. As wave after wave of marauding beasts besiege the massive structure, his quest for fortune turns into a journey toward heroism as he joins a huge army of elite warriors to confront the unimaginable and seemingly unstoppable force. (Read More)

Themes:monster, betrayal
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:army, queen, studio logo segues into film, archer, archery, historical fiction, bullet time, stabbed in the eye, siege, shield, honor, helmet, spear, grenade, severed arm, no opening credits, severed head, impalement, massacre, decapitation

Kick-ass 2 (2013)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Kick-ass 2 (2013)

After Kick-Ass' insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes, our hero joins them on patrol. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist -- reborn as The Mother F%&*^r -- only the blade-wielding Hit Girl can prevent their annihilation. When we last saw junior assassin Hit Girl and young vigilante Kick-Ass, they were trying to live as normal teenagers Mindy and Dave. With graduation looming and uncertain what to do, Dave decides to start the world's first superhero team with Mindy. Unfortunately, when Mindy is busted for sneaking out as Hit Girl, she's forced to retire-leaving her to navigate the terrifying world of high-school mean girls on her own. With no one left to turn to, Dave joins forces with Justice Forever, run by a born-again ex-mobster named Colonel Stars and Stripes. Just as they start to make a real difference on the streets, the world's first super villain, The Mother F%&*^r, assembles his own evil league and puts a plan in motion to make Kick-Ass and Hit Girl pay for what they did to his dad. But there's only one problem with his scheme: If you mess with one member of Justice Forever, you mess with them all. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal
Mood:gore
Story:sword fight, stabbed in the shoulder, based on graphic novel, kick, stabbed in the arm, severed leg, stabbed in the eye, eye patch, stabbed in the head, gash in the face, spear, strong female character, severed arm, beaten to death, stabbed in the back, child in peril, severed head, stabbed in the chest, massacre, decapitation

Pompeii (2014) is one of the best movies like 300 (2006)
Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance

Pompeii (2014)

Set in 79 A.D., POMPEII tells the epic story of Milo (Kit Harington), a slave turned invincible gladiator who finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia (Emily Browning), the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant who has been unwillingly betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts in a torrent of blazing lava, Milo must fight his way out of the arena in order to save his beloved as the once magnificent Pompeii crumbles around him. This is why Pompeii (2014) is one of the best movies like 300 (2006). (Read More)

Themes:politics
Mood:epic
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:sword and sandal, sword fight, stabbed in the arm, shield, slavery, survivor, helmet, spear, severed arm, stabbed in the back, child in peril, severed head, stabbed in the chest, impalement, army, massacre, decapitation, hand to hand combat, falling from height, sword

Predators (2010)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Predators (2010)

The mercenary Royce; the military Isabelle; the Russian soldier Nikolai; the San Quentin criminal Stans; the Sierra Leone militia Mombasa; the drug lord Cuchillo; the Yakuza Hanzo; and the Doctor Edwin awake in free fall but they succeed to open their parachutes landing in a jungle. Soon they find that they are on another planet and they are prey of aliens in a deadly hunting game, and they need to join forces to destroy their predators and survive. (Read More)

Themes:monster, betrayal
Mood:gore
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:falling off a cliff, sword fight, stabbed in the shoulder, severed leg, animal attack, survivor, strong female character, severed arm, no opening credits, severed head, impalement, decapitation, falling from height, sword, battle, slow motion scene, blood splatter, corpse, title spoken by character, bare chested male

Apocalypto (2006)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Apocalypto (2006)

In the Maya civilization, a peaceful tribe is brutally attacked by warriors seeking slaves and human beings for sacrifice for their gods. Jaguar Paw hides his pregnant wife and his son in a deep hole nearby their tribe and is captured while fighting with his people. An eclipse spares his life from the sacrifice and later he has to fight to survive and save his beloved family. (Read More)

Themes:marriage
Mood:epic, gore
Locations:beach
Story:pit, stabbed in the arm, archery, arrow, cliff, gash in the face, loss of son, animal attack, slavery, spear, queen, beaten to death, no opening credits, severed head, stabbed in the chest, impalement, woman, decapitation, hand to hand combat, falling from height

Riddick (2013)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Riddick (2013)

The infamous Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless. Soon, however, he finds himself fighting for survival against alien predators more lethal than any human he's encountered. The only way off is for Riddick to activate an emergency beacon and alert mercenaries who rapidly descend to the planet in search of their bounty. The first ship to arrive carries a new breed of merc, more lethal and violent, while the second is captained by a man whose pursuit of Riddick is more personal. With time running out and a storm on the horizon that no one could survive, his hunters won't leave the planet without Riddick's head as their trophy. (Read More)

Themes:monster, betrayal
Mood:gore
Locations:storm
Story:stabbed in the shoulder, severed leg, disembowelment, stabbed in the head, animal attack, helmet, machismo, dismemberment, severed arm, threat, stabbed in the back, severed head, stabbed in the chest, impalement, decapitation, hand to hand combat, falling from height, slow motion scene, blood splatter, corpse

Red Sonja (1985) is one of the best movies like 300 (2006)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Red Sonja (1985)

The tyrant Gedren seeks the total power in a world of barbarism. She attacks and kills the keepers of a powerful talisman just before it is destroyed. Gedren then uses the power of the talisman in her raid of the city Hablac. Red Sonja, sister of the keeper, sets out with her magic sword to overthrow Gedren. The talisman's master Kalidor follows to protect her. Of course they fall in love - however Red Sonja's power bases on the oath to never give herself to any man... (Read More)

Characters:warrior
Story:battle axe, sword and sorcery, sword fight, sword, siege, raid, spear, dismemberment, queen, severed arm, stabbed in the chest, woman, cleavage, decapitation, hand to hand combat, mask, battle, blood splatter, rape, cult film

Underworld Awakening (2012)
Action, Fantasy, Horror

Underworld Awakening (2012)

Mankind discover the existence of the Vampire and Lycan species and they begin a war to annihilate the races. When Selene meets with Michael in the harbor, they are hit by a grenade and Selene passes out. Twelve years later, Selene awakes from a cryogenic sleep in the Antigen laboratory and meets the Vampire David. She learns that she had been the subject of the scientist Dr. Jacob Lane and the Vampire and Lycan species have been practically eradicated from Earth. But Selene is still connected to Michael and has visions that she believes that belongs to Michael's sight. However she has a surprise and finds that she has a powerful daughter named Eve that has been raised in the laboratory. Now Selene and David have to protect Eve against the Lycans that intend to use her to inoculate their species against silver. This is why Underworld Awakening (2012) is one of the best movies like 300 (2006). (Read More)

Themes:monster
Mood:gore
Characters:warrior
Story:stabbed in the mouth, stabbed in the shoulder, stabbed in the arm, stabbed in the eye, stabbed in the head, animal attack, giant, grenade, severed arm, beaten to death, stabbed in the back, child in peril, no opening credits, severed head, stabbed in the chest, impalement, massacre, decapitation, hand to hand combat, falling from height

Henry V (1989)
Action, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War

Henry V (1989)

King Henry V of England is insulted by the King of France. As a result, he leads his army into battle against France. Along the way, the young king must struggle with the sinking morale of his troops and his own inner doubts. The war culminates at the bloody Battle of Agincourt.

Themes:marriage
Mood:epic
Characters:warrior
Story:king, sword and shield, army, sword and sandal, sword fight, battle, archer, arrow, honor, spear, queen, impalement, massacre, sword, number in title, violence

The Legend Of Tarzan (2016)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance

The Legend Of Tarzan (2016)

Following his parents' death in Africa, John Clayton has been be raised by an ape, was known by the name Tarzan, but eventually left Africa and for his parents' home in England, along with the woman he fell in love with and married, Jane Porter. He is asked by Belgian King Leopold to go to Africa to see what he has done there to help the country. Initially, he refuses. But an American, George Washington Williams, wants him to accept so he can accompany him. He says that Leopold might be committing all sorts of atrocities to achieve his goal, like slavery. Clayton agrees and his wife insists that she accompany him because she misses Africa. When they arrive, a man named Rom, who works for Leopold, attacks their village and captures Tarzan and Jane. With Washington's help he escapes and sets out to rescue Jane by going across the jungle. Washington joins him despite being told that he might not make it. (Read More)

Themes:politics, betrayal
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:slavery, king, shore, slow motion action scene, spit in the face, historical fiction, gash in the face, loss of son, shield, animal attack, blockbuster, elephant, spear, grenade, beaten to death, prologue, child in peril, no opening credits, army, woman

X-men: Days Of Future Past (2014) is one of the best movies like 300 (2006)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

X-men: Days Of Future Past (2014)

In the future, the mutants and the humans that help them are slaughtered by powerful robots named Sentinels. Professor Xavier, Wolverine, Magneto, Storm, Kitty Pryde and her friends meet at a monastery in China and Xavier explains that the invincible Sentinels were created using the DNA of Mystique that was captured in 1973 when she tried to assassinate their creator Dr. Bolivar Trask. Xavier tells that their only chance is return to 1973 using Pryde's ability to join Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr to convince Mystique to give up of her intention. . However, only Wolverine can withstand the damages of the time travel. Will he succeed in stopping Mystique and the Sentinel Program and save the mutants and their human friends from annihilation? (Read More)

Mood:epic
Locations:storm
Characters:soldier
Story:slow motion action scene, based on graphic novel, bullet time, blockbuster, helmet, spear, strong female character, severed arm, speech, stabbed in the back, drowning, no opening credits, severed head, stabbed in the chest, impalement, army, massacre, decapitation, hand to hand combat, falling from height

Priest (2011)
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Priest (2011)

PRIEST, a post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller, is set in an alternate world -- one ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampires. The story revolves around a legendary Warrior Priest from the last Vampire War who now lives in obscurity among the other downtrodden human inhabitants in walled-in dystopian cities ruled by the Church. When his niece is abducted by a murderous pack of vampires, Priest breaks his sacred vows to venture out on a quest to find her before they turn her into one of them. He is joined on his crusade by his niece's boyfriend, a trigger-fingered young wasteland sheriff, and a former Warrior Priestess who possesses otherworldly fighting skills. (Read More)

Themes:monster, betrayal
Mood:gore
Characters:warrior
Story:stabbed in the shoulder, based on graphic novel, severed leg, disembowelment, gash in the face, animal attack, honor, strong female character, severed arm, beaten to death, stabbed in the back, prologue, no opening credits, severed head, stabbed in the chest, impalement, massacre, decapitation, hand to hand combat, falling from height

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