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Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World (2003)
Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War

Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World (2003)

In April 1805 during the Napoleonic Wars, H.M.S. Surprise, a British frigate, is under the command of Captain Jack Aubrey. Aubrey and the Surprise's current orders are to track and capture or destroy a French privateer named Acheron. The Acheron is currently in the Atlantic off South America headed toward the Pacific in order to extend Napoleon's reach of the wars. This task will be a difficult one as Aubrey quickly learns in an initial battle with the Acheron that it is a bigger and faster ship than the Surprise, which puts the Surprise at a disadvantage. Aubrey's single-mindedness in this seemingly impossible pursuit puts him at odds with the Surprise's doctor and naturalist, Stephen Maturin, who is also Aubrey's most trusted advisor on board and closest friend. Facing other internal obstacles which have resulted in what they consider a string of bad luck, Aubrey ultimately uses Maturin's scientific exploits to figure out a way to achieve his and the ship's seemingly impossible goal. (Read More)

Themes:nature,  military,  torture,  suicide,  friendship
Locations:ship,  england,  sea
Characters:french,  doctor
Period:1800s
Story:frigate,  privateer,  naturalist,  napoleonic wars,  stabbed with a bayonet,  royal navy,  self surgery,  brain surgery,  sailing ship,  burial at sea,  lost at sea,  sea battle,  storm at sea,  lord's prayer,  military promotion,  stabbed with a sword,  military training,  war hero,  hand to hand combat,  sword fight,  action hero,  british seaman,  royal marines,  string ensemble,  napoleonic era,  galapagos islands,  whaler,  d box motion code,  union jack,  south pacific,  pudding,  sail,  naval battle,  tinnitus,  empire fashion,  naval officer,  iguana,  tortoise,  pretending to be dead,  flintlock pistol,  flintlock rifle,  leadership,  decoy,  beetle,  anarchism,  flogging,  musket,  camouflage,  anarchist,  cricket the game,  pun,  accidental shooting,  bayonet,  cello,  amputation,  bathrobe,  toast,  swashbuckler,  navy,  corporal punishment,  war violence,  expedition,  all male cast,  nervous breakdown,  broken arm,  sailor,  deceit,  fog,  medical examination,  father figure,  superstition,  english,  gunshot wound,  insect,  ecology,  telescope,  adventurer,  cannon,  violin,  classical music,  irish,  shot in the stomach,  cook,  slow motion,  hand grenade,  eavesdropping,  surgery,  whipping,  wildlife,  gift,  pursuit,  19th century,  shot in the forehead,  drowning,  drawing,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  bird,  map,  death of friend,  ambush,  combat,  prayer,  showdown,  vomiting,  gunfight,  sword,  cat,  shot in the head,  hero,  mirror,  beating,  shootout,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  singing,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  blood,  fight

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. (Read More)

Themes:torture,  suicide,  friendship
Locations:ship,  england
Characters:french
Story:stabbed with a bayonet,  sword fight,  action hero,  flintlock pistol,  flintlock rifle,  musket,  bayonet,  swashbuckler,  cannon,  whipping,  drowning,  map,  combat,  showdown,  gunfight,  sword,  hero,  beating,  shootout,  knife,  bare chested male,  based on novel

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Glory (1989)
Biography, Drama, History, War

Glory (1989)

Shaw was an officer in the Federal Army during the American Civil War who volunteered to lead the first company of black soldiers. Shaw was forced to deal with the prejudices of both the enemy (who had orders to kill commanding officers of blacks), and of his own fellow officers.

Themes:military,  torture,  friendship
Story:stabbed with a bayonet,  stabbed with a sword,  war hero,  hand to hand combat,  sword fight,  flintlock rifle,  flogging,  musket,  bayonet,  corporal punishment,  war violence,  cannon,  whipping,  19th century,  combat,  sword,  hero,  bare chested male,  blood

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)

Locations:ship,  sea
Story:sea battle,  storm at sea,  hand to hand combat,  sword fight,  action hero,  naval battle,  navy,  shot in the stomach,  whipping,  drowning,  no opening credits,  death of friend,  ambush,  combat,  showdown,  sword,  shot in the head,  beating,  surprise ending,  knife,  bare chested male,  blood

In The Heart Of The Sea (2015) is one of the best movies like Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World (2003)
Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Thriller

In The Heart Of The Sea (2015)

In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville's Moby-Dick. But that told only half the story. "In the Heart of the Sea" reveals the encounter's harrowing aftermath, as the ship's surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive. Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade, as their captain searches for direction on the open sea and his first mate still seeks to bring the great whale down. (Read More)

Themes:suicide
Locations:ship,  england,  sea
Story:sailing ship,  lost at sea,  storm at sea,  whaler,  sail,  flintlock pistol,  leadership,  expedition,  sailor,  19th century,  no opening credits,  bird,  map,  death of friend,  vomiting,  shot in the head,  surprise ending,  knife,  bare chested male,  blood

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The Four Feathers (2002)
Adventure, Drama, Romance, War

The Four Feathers (2002)

Set in 1884 Sudan, this fifth film to be adapted from the A.E.W. Mason novel follows a British officer who resigns his post right before his regiment ships out to battle the rebels. Perceiving his resignation as cowardice, his friends and fiancee give him four white feathers, the symbol of cowardice, but little do they know he's actually going undercover and plans to redeem his honor. This is why The Four Feathers (2002) is one of the best movies like Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World (2003). (Read More)

Themes:military,  torture,  friendship
Locations:england
Story:stabbed with a bayonet,  stabbed with a sword,  hand to hand combat,  sword fight,  bayonet,  war violence,  whipping,  pursuit,  19th century,  ambush,  combat,  prayer,  gunfight,  sword,  shootout,  based on novel,  blood,  fight

Rob Roy (1995)
Adventure, Biography, History

Rob Roy (1995)

In the highlands of Scotland in the 1700s, Rob Roy tries to lead his small town to a better future, by borrowing money from the local nobility to buy cattle to herd to market. When the money is stolen, Rob is forced into a Robin Hood lifestyle to defend his family and honour.

Story:war hero,  sword fight,  action hero,  flintlock pistol,  flintlock rifle,  musket,  swashbuckler,  war violence,  english,  shot in the stomach,  drowning,  death of friend,  ambush,  showdown,  shot in the head,  hero,  knife,  based on novel,  blood

The Guns Of Navarone (1961)
Action, Adventure, Drama, War

The Guns Of Navarone (1961)

Two powerful German guns control the seas past the Greek island of Navarone making the evacuation of endangered British troops on a neighboring island impossible. Air attack is useless so a team of six Allied and Greek soldiers is put ashore to meet up with partisans to try and dynamite the guns. The mission is perilous enough anyway but are the Germans on the island getting further help too?. (Read More)

Themes:military,  torture
Locations:sea
Story:sea battle,  storm at sea,  war hero,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  sail,  bayonet,  amputation,  war violence,  cannon,  hand grenade,  eavesdropping,  disarming someone,  ambush,  combat,  showdown,  gunfight,  hero,  shootout,  knife,  singing,  based on novel,  fight

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The Count Of Monte Cristo (2002) is one of the best movies like Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World (2003)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller

The Count Of Monte Cristo (2002)

'The Count of Monte Cristo' is a remake of the Alexander Dumas tale by the same name. Dantes, a sailor who is falsely accused of treason by his best friend Fernand, who wants Dantes' girlfriend Mercedes for himself. Dantes is imprisoned on the island prison of Chateau d'If for 13 years, where he plots revenge against those who betrayed him. With the help of another prisoner, he escapes the island and proceeds to transform himself into the wealthy Count of Monte Cristo as part of his plan to exact revenge. (Read More)

Themes:suicide,  friendship
Locations:ship
Period:1800s
Story:hand to hand combat,  sword fight,  napoleonic era,  empire fashion,  swashbuckler,  sailor,  whipping,  19th century,  drowning,  map,  death of friend,  showdown,  sword,  surprise ending,  knife,  bare chested male,  based on novel

Peter Pan (2003)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance

Peter Pan (2003)

In stifling Edwardian London, Wendy Darling mesmerizes her brothers every night with bedtime tales of swordplay, swashbuckling, and the fearsome Captain Hook. But the children become the heroes of an even greater story, when Peter Pan flies into their nursery one night and leads them over moonlit rooftops through a galaxy of stars and to the lush jungles of Neverland. Wendy and her brothers join Peter and the Lost Boys in an exhilarating life--free of grown-up rules--while also facing the inevitable showdown with Hook and his bloodthirsty pirates. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:ship
Story:hand to hand combat,  sword fight,  flintlock pistol,  flintlock rifle,  musket,  swashbuckler,  telescope,  cannon,  drawing,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  ambush,  combat,  showdown,  sword,  hero,  based on novel,  fight

Fury (2014)
Action, Drama, War

Fury (2014)

1945, in World War II Germany, the tough Sergeant Don 'Wardaddy' Collier commands a tank and survives a German attack with his veteran crew composed of Boyd 'Bible' Swan, Trini 'Gordo' Garcia and Grady 'Coon-Ass' Travis. He receives a rookie soldier Norman Ellison as the substitute for his deceased gunner and he tries to harden the youth along the way. This is why Fury (2014) is one of the best movies like Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World (2003). (Read More)

Themes:military,  suicide
Story:war hero,  hand to hand combat,  war violence,  cannon,  hand grenade,  shot in the forehead,  no opening credits,  map,  death of friend,  ambush,  combat,  vomiting,  gunfight,  shot in the head,  beating,  shootout,  knife,  singing,  bare chested male,  fight,  blood

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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:military,  friendship
Locations:england
Story:hand to hand combat,  sword fight,  action hero,  superstition,  cannon,  violin,  eavesdropping,  19th century,  disarming someone,  ambush,  combat,  showdown,  sword,  beating,  surprise ending,  knife,  based on novel,  blood,  fight

Rescue Dawn (2006) is one of the best movies like Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World (2003)
Adventure, Biography, Drama, War

Rescue Dawn (2006)

In 1965, while bombing Laos in a classified mission, the propeller plane of the German-American US Navy pilot Dieter Dengler is hit and crashes in the jungle. Dieter is arrested by the peasants, tortured by the Vietcong and sent to a prisoner camp, where he meets five other mentally deranged prisoners and guards. He becomes close to Duane and organizes an escape plan; however, the unstable Gene opposes to Dieter's plan. When they discover that there is no more food due to the constant American bombings in the area and their guards intend to kill them, Dieter sets his plan in motion. However, an unexpected betrayal splits the group and Dieter and Duane find that the jungle is their actual prison. (Read More)

Themes:military,  torture,  friendship
Locations:ship
Story:war hero,  hand to hand combat,  tinnitus,  naval officer,  navy,  all male cast,  sailor,  insect,  pursuit,  death of friend,  ambush,  combat,  prayer,  vomiting,  mirror,  singing

The Patriot (2000)
Action, Drama, History, War

The Patriot (2000)

It is 1776 in colonial South Carolina. Benjamin Martin, a French-Indian war hero who is haunted by his past, now wants nothing more than to live peacefully on his small plantation, and wants no part of a war with the most powerful nation in the world, Great Britain. Meanwhile, his two eldest sons, Gabriel and Thomas, can't wait to enlist in the newly formed "Continental Army." When South Carolina decides to join the rebellion against England, Gabriel immediately signs up to fight...without his father's permission. But when Colonel William Tavington, British dragoon, infamous for his brutal tactics, comes and burns the Martin Plantation to the ground, tragedy strikes. Benjamin quickly finds himself torn between protecting his family, and seeking revenge along with being a part of the birth of a new, young, and ambitious nation. (Read More)

Themes:suicide
Locations:ship,  england
Characters:french
Story:war hero,  hand to hand combat,  sword fight,  action hero,  pretending to be dead,  musket,  war violence,  cannon,  ambush,  combat,  showdown,  gunfight,  sword,  hero,  shootout,  knife,  fight,  blood

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The Revenant (2015)
Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Western

The Revenant (2015)

While exploring g uncharted wilderness in 1823, legendary fronjitiersman Hugh Glass sustains injuries from a brutal bear attack. When his hunting team leaves him for dead, Glass must utilize his survival skills to find a way back home while avoiding natives on their own hunt. Grief-stricken and fueled by vengeance, Glass treks through the wintry terrain to track down John Fitzgerald, the former confidant who betrayed and abandoned him. (Read More)

Themes:nature,  friendship
Characters:french
Story:hand to hand combat,  action hero,  flintlock pistol,  flintlock rifle,  musket,  pursuit,  19th century,  shot in the forehead,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  bird,  ambush,  combat,  showdown,  gunfight,  sword,  shot in the head,  shootout,  surprise ending,  knife,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  blood,  fight

Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)

Captain Jack Sparrow (Depp) crosses paths with a woman from his past (Cruz), and he's not sure if it's love -- or if she's a ruthless con artist who's using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the Queen Anne's Revenge, the ship of the formidable pirate Blackbeard (McShane), Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn't know who to fear more: Blackbeard or the woman from his past. This is why Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) is one of the best movies like Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World (2003). (Read More)

Themes:torture
Locations:ship,  england
Story:sailing ship,  sea battle,  sword fight,  action hero,  privateer,  flintlock pistol,  flintlock rifle,  musket,  swashbuckler,  english,  cannon,  no opening credits,  sword,  hero,  singing,  bare chested male,  based on novel

Robin Hood (2010) is one of the best movies like Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World (2003)
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)

Locations:ship,  england
Characters:french
Story:stabbed with a sword,  hand to hand combat,  sword fight,  action hero,  war violence,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  map,  ambush,  combat,  sword,  shot in the head,  surprise ending,  singing,  bare chested male,  blood

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

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

Story:hand to hand combat,  sword fight,  action hero,  irish,  eavesdropping,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  bird,  ambush,  combat,  showdown,  sword,  shot in the head,  hero,  mirror,  beating,  surprise ending,  knife,  bare chested male,  fight,  blood

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993)

When a magic scepter accidentally transports April back through time to 17th Century Japan, the boys take-off in hot pursuit, cowabungling their way out of the sewers right into Samurai-O-Rama! Now they must battle the evil Lord Norinaga to reclaim the magic scepter that will bring them back below the subways of New York City. (Read More)

Story:hand to hand combat,  sword fight,  action hero,  flintlock pistol,  flintlock rifle,  musket,  cannon,  slow motion,  pursuit,  disarming someone,  ambush,  combat,  hero,  fight

Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl (2003)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl (2003)

This swash-buckling tale follows the quest of Captain Jack Sparrow, a savvy pirate, and Will Turner, a resourceful blacksmith, as they search for Elizabeth Swann. Elizabeth, the daughter of the governor and the love of Will's life, has been kidnapped by the feared Captain Barbossa. Little do they know, but the fierce and clever Barbossa has been cursed. He, along with his large crew, are under an ancient curse, doomed for eternity to neither live, nor die. That is, unless a blood sacrifice is made. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:ship
Story:royal navy,  navy,  sailing ship,  sea battle,  storm at sea,  sword fight,  sail,  naval officer,  flintlock pistol,  flintlock rifle,  musket,  swashbuckler,  sailor,  fog,  telescope,  cannon,  combat,  sword,  tattoo,  blood

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Braveheart (1995) is one of the best movies like Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World (2003)
Biography, Drama, History, War

Braveheart (1995)

William Wallace is a Scottish rebel who leads an uprising against the cruel English ruler Edward the Longshanks, who wishes to inherit the crown of Scotland for himself. When he was a young boy, William Wallace's father and brother, along with many others, lost their lives trying to free Scotland. Once he loses another of his loved ones, William Wallace begins his long quest to make Scotland free once and for all, along with the assistance of Robert the Bruce. This is why Braveheart (1995) is one of the best movies like Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World (2003). (Read More)

Themes:torture,  friendship
Locations:england
Characters:french
Story:english,  hand to hand combat,  sword fight,  leadership,  war violence,  irish,  no opening credits,  ambush,  combat,  prayer,  sword,  hero,  bare chested male,  fight,  blood

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

Ben-hur (2016)

Locations:ship,  sea
Story:sea battle,  sword fight,  naval battle,  whipping,  gift,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  combat,  showdown,  sword,  shot in the head,  surprise ending,  knife,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  blood

Pan (2015)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Pan (2015)

Themes:friendship
Locations:ship
Story:hand to hand combat,  sword fight,  swashbuckler,  cannon,  irish,  no opening credits,  map,  ambush,  combat,  showdown,  sword,  hero,  surprise ending,  knife,  based on novel,  fight

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Rambo III (1988)
Action, Adventure, Thriller, War

Rambo III (1988)

John Rambo's former Vietnam superior, Colonel Samuel Trautman, has been assigned to lead a mission to help the Mujahedeen rebels who are fighting the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, but the Buddhist Rambo turns down Trautman's request that Rambo help out. When the mission goes belly up and Trautman is kidnapped and tortured by Russian Colonel Zaysen, Rambo launches a rescue effort and allies himself with the Mujahedeen rebels and gets their help in trying to rescue Trautman from Zaysen. (Read More)

Themes:torture
Story:self surgery,  war hero,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  father figure,  cannon,  hand grenade,  disarming someone,  ambush,  combat,  showdown,  gunfight,  hero,  beating,  shootout,  surprise ending,  knife,  bare chested male

Season Of The Witch (2011) is one of the best movies like Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World (2003)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Season Of The Witch (2011)

A 14th century Crusader returns to a homeland devastated by the Black Plague. A beleaguered church, deeming sorcery the culprit of the plague, commands the two knights to transport an accused witch to a remote abbey, where monks will perform a ritual in hopes of ending the pestilence. A priest, a grieving knight, a disgraced itinerant and a headstrong youth who can only dream of becoming a knight join a mission troubled by mythically hostile wilderness and fierce contention over the fate of the girl. When the embattled party arrives at the abbey, a horrific discovery jeopardises the knight's pledge to ensure the girl fair treatment, and pits them against an inexplicably powerful and destructive force. (Read More)

Story:lord's prayer,  stabbed with a sword,  hand to hand combat,  sword fight,  disarming someone,  map,  ambush,  combat,  prayer,  showdown,  sword,  hero,  knife,  fight,  blood

Lone Survivor (2013)
Action, Biography, Drama, Thriller, War

Lone Survivor (2013)

Marcus Luttrell, a Navy Seal, and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah, in late June 2005. After running into mountain herders and capturing them, they were left with no choice but to follow their rules of engagement or be imprisoned. Now Marcus and his team are left to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare. This is why Lone Survivor (2013) is one of the best movies like Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World (2003). (Read More)

Themes:military,  friendship
Story:navy,  all male cast,  cannon,  shot in the stomach,  hand grenade,  shot in the forehead,  map,  death of friend,  ambush,  combat,  gunfight,  shot in the head,  beating,  shootout,  surprise ending,  knife,  bare chested male,  blood,  fight

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The Proposition (2005)
Crime, Drama, Western

The Proposition (2005)

Rural Australia in the late nineteenth century: Capt. Stanley and his men capture two of the three Burns brothers, Charlie and Mike. Their gang is held responsible for attacking the Hopkins farm, raping pregnant Mrs. Hopkins and murdering the whole family. Arthur Burns, the eldest brother and the gang's mastermind, remains on the loose and has retreated to a mountain hideout. Capt. Stanley's proposition to Charlie is to gain pardon and - more importantly - save his beloved younger brother Mike from the gallows by finding and killing Arthur within nine days. (Read More)

Themes:torture
Characters:doctor
Story:union jack,  flogging,  superstition,  irish,  shot in the stomach,  whipping,  pursuit,  19th century,  shot in the forehead,  death of friend,  ambush,  prayer,  vomiting,  shot in the head,  beating,  shootout,  knife,  singing,  blood

The Legend Of Zorro (2005)
Action, Adventure, Western

The Legend Of Zorro (2005)

The Legendary Zorro goes off on another adventure to protect the future of California and its citizens. This time, he fights against evil-doers with the help of his beautiful wife, Elena, and their precocious young son, Joaquin. Alejandro De LaVega is torn between two worlds: his life as Zorro and his life as a family man. After Alejandro once again breaks his promise to stop wearing the mask, Elena leaves him, and soon begins seeing Armand, a haughty French Count. But a mysterious explosion in the desert leads Zorro to believe that there's more to Armand than meets the eye, and our hero is intent on finding out what that is. Little does he know, there are others working to uncover certain truths as well. (Read More)

Characters:french
Story:hand to hand combat,  sword fight,  action hero,  flintlock pistol,  swashbuckler,  19th century,  disarming someone,  showdown,  gunfight,  hero,  shootout,  knife,  fight

All Quiet On The Western Front (1930) is one of the best movies like Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World (2003)
Drama, War

All Quiet On The Western Front (1930)

This is an English language film (made in America) adapted from a novel by German author Erich Maria Remarque. The film follows a group of German schoolboys, talked into enlisting at the beginning of World War 1 by their jingoistic teacher. The story is told entirely through the experiences of the young German recruits and highlights the tragedy of war through the eyes of individuals. As the boys witness death and mutilation all around them, any preconceptions about "the enemy" and the "rights and wrongs" of the conflict disappear, leaving them angry and bewildered. This is highlighted in the scene where Paul mortally wounds a French soldier and then weeps bitterly as he fights to save his life while trapped in a shell crater with the body. The film is not about heroism but about drudgery and futility and the gulf between the concept of war and the actuality. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Characters:french
Story:stabbed with a bayonet,  military training,  war hero,  hand to hand combat,  pretending to be dead,  bayonet,  war violence,  english,  telescope,  cannon,  hand grenade,  disarming someone,  death of friend,  combat,  hero,  mirror,  knife,  singing,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  blood

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Jui Kuen II (1994)
Action, Comedy

Jui Kuen II (1994)

Returning home with his father after a shopping expedition, Wong Fei-Hong is unwittingly caught up in the battle between foreigners who wish to export ancient Chinese artifacts and loyalists who don't want the pieces to leave the country. Fei-Hong has learned a style of fighting called "Drunken Boxing", which makes him a dangerous person to cross. Unfortunately, his father is opposed to his engaging in any kind of fighting, let alone drunken boxing. Consequently, Fei-Hong not only has to fight against the foreigners, but he must overcome his father's antagonism as well. (Read More)

Story:hand to hand combat,  sword fight,  action hero,  expedition,  disarming someone,  death of friend,  ambush,  combat,  showdown,  sword,  hero,  knife,  fight,  blood

Xxx: State Of The Union (2005)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Xxx: State Of The Union (2005)

Agent Augustus Gibbons has selected an imprisoned former US Navy SEAL Darius Stone, a new agent in the XXX program, travels to Washington D.C., where they track a splinter faction of the U.S. military that attempts to overthrow the U.S. government and assassinate the President, led by Secretary of Defense and former 4-Star General George Deckert, Stone's former commanding officer whom he once led a mutiny against. But he's been targeted for assassination by a radical splinter group of dissenters deep within the United States government. The new XXX agent must uncover the insurgents from within. It is the nation's only hope to stop the first coup d'etat in American history. This is why Xxx: State Of The Union (2005) is one of the best movies like Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World (2003). (Read More)

Themes:military
Locations:ship
Story:hand to hand combat,  sword fight,  action hero,  navy,  cannon,  slow motion,  disarming someone,  ambush,  showdown,  gunfight,  sword,  shot in the head,  hero,  beating,  shootout,  knife,  tattoo,  bare chested male,  fight,  blood

The Adventures Of Tintin (2011)
Action, Adventure, Animation, Family, Mystery

The Adventures Of Tintin (2011)

Having bought a model ship, the Unicorn, for a pound off a market stall Tintin is initially puzzled that the sinister Mr. Sakharine should be so eager to buy it from him, resorting to murder and kidnapping Tintin - accompanied by his marvellous dog Snowy - to join him and his gang as they sail to Morocco on an old cargo ship. Sakharine has bribed the crew to revolt against the ship's master, drunken Captain Haddock, but Tintin, Snowy and Haddock escape, arriving in Morocco at the court of a sheikh, who also has a model of the Unicorn. Haddock tells Tintin that over three hundred years earlier his ancestor Sir Francis Haddock was forced to scuttle the original Unicorn when attacked by a piratical forebear of Sakharine but he managed to save his treasure and provide clues to its location in three separate scrolls, all of which were secreted in models of the Unicorn. Tintin and Sakharine have one each and the villain intends to use the glass-shattering top Cs of operatic soprano the Milanese Nightingale to secure the third. With aid from bumbling Interpol agents the Thompson Twins our boy hero, his dog and the captain must prevent Sakharine from obtaining all three scrolls to fulfil the prophesy that only the last of the Haddocks can discover the treasure's whereabouts. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:ship,  sea
Story:sailing ship,  sword fight,  sail,  naval battle,  musket,  swashbuckler,  adventurer,  cannon,  pursuit,  bird,  map,  gunfight,  sword,  cat,  hero,  shootout,  singing,  blood

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Behind Enemy Lines (2001) is one of the best movies like Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World (2003)
Action, Drama, Thriller, War

Behind Enemy Lines (2001)

Fighter navigator Chris Burnett wants out: he was looking for something more than the boring recon missions he's been flying. He finds himself flying the lone Christmas day mission over war-torn Bosnia. But when he talks pilot Stackhouse into flying slightly off-course to check out an interesting target, the two get shot down. Burnett is soon alone, trying to outrun a pursuing army, while commanding officer Reigert finds his rescue operation hamstrung by politics, forcing Burnett to run far out of his way. (Read More)

Themes:military
Story:war hero,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  tinnitus,  navy,  cannon,  slow motion,  shot in the forehead,  disarming someone,  combat,  gunfight,  hero,  shootout,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  blood

Under Siege (1992)
Action, Thriller

Under Siege (1992)

The battleship Missouri is about to be decomissioned. Casey Ryback is Captain Adam's personal cook. And Ryback is always butting heads with the ship's XO Commander Krill but the Captain always intercedes. One day, after the President visits the Missouri, which is also the Captain's birthday, the Captain learns that a helicopter has been cleared to land on the ship by Commander Krill, which he was not informed of. When questioned Krill tells the Captain that it's a surprise for his birthday, the Captain then allows it. Later after another one of their scuffles, Krill has Ryback locked in the freezer. During the party, the rock band reveals themselves to be mercenaries, led by William Stranix, a CIA operative, who is in league with Krill to unload all of the ship's nuclear warheads. They lock up all of the crew and make preparations to remove the warheads. And Krill remembers Ryback, Stranix sends two of his men to take care of Ryback, only thing is that Ryback took care of them. Upon discovering their bodies, Stranix deduces that Ryback is more than a cook. He then sends Krill to check on him, and Krill discovers that Ryback's a NAVY SEAL, who got busted down to a cook after an incident in Panama. And Ryback continues to create trouble for them, so Stranix tries to hunt him down. Along the way, Ryback meets Jordan, a former playmate, who was supposed to entertain at the party but was also forgotten. (Read More)

Locations:ship,  sea
Story:cook,  navy,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  cannon,  hand grenade,  shot in the forehead,  disarming someone,  combat,  showdown,  gunfight,  shot in the head,  hero,  beating,  shootout,  knife,  blood,  fight

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:torture,  suicide
Locations:ship
Story:hand to hand combat,  sword fight,  action hero,  hero,  whipping,  no opening credits,  death of friend,  ambush,  combat,  showdown,  sword,  shot in the head,  beating,  surprise ending,  knife,  bare chested male,  fight,  blood

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Point Break (2015)
Action, Crime, Sport, Thriller

Point Break (2015)

A young FBI agent infiltrates an extraordinary team of extreme sports athletes he suspects of masterminding a string of unprecedented, sophisticated corporate heists. Deep undercover, and with his life in danger, he strives to prove these athletes are the architects of the mind-boggling crimes that are devastating the world's financial markets. This is why Point Break (2015) is one of the best movies like Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World (2003). (Read More)

Themes:suicide,  friendship
Locations:ship,  sea
Story:storm at sea,  decoy,  eavesdropping,  shot in the forehead,  no opening credits,  map,  death of friend,  ambush,  gunfight,  shot in the head,  shootout,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  bare chested male,  fight

Morgan (2016) is one of the best movies like Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World (2003)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Morgan (2016)

Themes:suicide
Characters:doctor
Story:hand to hand combat,  cook,  shot in the forehead,  drowning,  disarming someone,  death of friend,  ambush,  showdown,  shot in the head,  mirror,  beating,  surprise ending,  knife,  bare chested male,  fight,  blood

Blood Father (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Blood Father (2016)

Themes:friendship
Story:action hero,  hand grenade,  shot in the forehead,  drawing,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  death of friend,  ambush,  showdown,  gunfight,  shot in the head,  beating,  shootout,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  blood,  fight

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Battleship (2012)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Battleship (2012)

A naval war ship encounters an alien armada and faces the biggest threat mankind has ever faced. If they lose, the world could face a major extinction event and an alien invasion. Will humans win this alien war, what are the aliens doing here, and what do they want? Based on the Hasbro naval war game. (Read More)

Themes:military
Locations:ship,  sea
Story:sea battle,  war hero,  hand to hand combat,  naval battle,  naval officer,  navy,  cannon,  no opening credits,  combat,  shot in the head,  beating,  bare chested male,  fight

The Three Musketeers (2011)
Action, Adventure, Romance

The Three Musketeers (2011)

After failing in a scheme to steal Leonardo Da Vinci's airship blueprints, the Musketeers are disbanded by Cardinal Richelieu leaving Athos, Porthos and Aramis on the streets of Paris. In the meantime, the young, reckless and ambitious D'Artagnan has set off from Gascony with dreams of becoming a musketeer himself, not realizing that they have been disbanded. In no time, D'Artagnan manages to offend Athos, Porthos and Aramis on different occasions and challenges them all to duels. However before the duels can take place they are attacked by guards, trying to arrest them for illegal dueling. The ex-musketeers and D'Artagnan fight off the soldiers, leading to the four men becoming a band with the motto of "All for one, and one for all". Count Richelieu is not only determined to be rid of the musketeers, but also schemes with Athos' former lover Milady to undermine the reign of King Louis and his wife. The musketeers and D'Artagnan are determined to save the royal family and France itself. (Read More)

Locations:england
Story:hand to hand combat,  sword fight,  action hero,  decoy,  swashbuckler,  cannon,  no opening credits,  map,  ambush,  showdown,  sword,  shot in the head,  shootout,  surprise ending,  knife,  based on novel,  fight

Brick Mansions (2014) is one of the best movies like Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World (2003)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Brick Mansions (2014)

Themes:military,  torture
Story:hand to hand combat,  action hero,  hand grenade,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  ambush,  gunfight,  shot in the head,  beating,  shootout,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  bare chested male,  fight

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The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)

Renowned adventurer Allan Quatermain leads a team of extraordinary figures with legendary powers to battle the technological terror of a madman known as "The Fantom." This "League" comprises seafarer/inventor Captain Nemo, vampiress Mina Harker, an invisible man named Rodney Skinner, American secret service agent Tom Sawyer, the ageless and invincible Dorian Gray, and the dangerous split personality of Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde. (Read More)

Themes:suicide
Locations:england,  sea
Characters:doctor
Story:hand to hand combat,  sword fight,  action hero,  adventurer,  19th century,  disarming someone,  showdown,  gunfight,  sword,  shot in the head,  hero,  mirror,  shootout,  surprise ending,  knife,  based on novel,  blood,  fight

The Mummy (1999)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

The Mummy (1999)

An English librarian called Evelyn Carnahan becomes interested in starting an archaeological dig at the ancient city of Hamunaptra. She gains the help of Rick O'Connell, after saving him from his death. What Evelyn, her brother Jonathan and Rick are unaware of is that another group of explorers are interested in the same dig. Unfortunately for everyone, this group ends up unleashing a curse which been laid on the dead High Priest Imhotep. Now 'The Mummy' is awake and it's going to take a lot more than guns to send him back to where he came from. (Read More)

Themes:suicide
Locations:ship
Story:hand to hand combat,  sword fight,  action hero,  swashbuckler,  english,  adventurer,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  map,  ambush,  combat,  showdown,  gunfight,  sword,  cat,  hero,  mirror,  shootout,  knife,  blood

Rush Hour 3 (2007)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Rush Hour 3 (2007)

After an attempted assassination on Ambassador Han, Inspector Lee and Detective Carter are back in action as they head to Paris to protect a French woman with knowledge of the Triads' secret leaders. Lee also holds secret meetings with a United Nations authority, but his personal struggles with a Chinese criminal mastermind named Kenji, which reveals that it's Lee's long-lost...brother. But their race will take them across the city, from the depths of the Paris underground to the breathtaking heights of the Eiffel Tower, as they fight to outrun the world's most deadly criminals and save the day. (Read More)

Themes:suicide
Characters:french
Story:hand to hand combat,  sword fight,  action hero,  accidental shooting,  disarming someone,  ambush,  showdown,  gunfight,  sword,  hero,  shootout,  knife,  tattoo,  singing,  fight,  blood

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The Condemned (2007) is one of the best movies like Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World (2003)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Condemned (2007)

The story of Jack Conrad, who is awaiting the death penalty in a corrupt Central American prison. He is "purchased" by a wealthy television producer and taken to a desolate island where he must fight to the death against nine other condemned killers from all corners of the world, with freedom going to the sole survivor. (Read More)

Themes:suicide
Story:hand to hand combat,  action hero,  camouflage,  disarming someone,  ambush,  combat,  showdown,  vomiting,  gunfight,  hero,  shootout,  knife,  blood,  fight

Allegiant (2016)
Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Allegiant (2016)

After the earth-shattering revelations of INSURGENT, Tris must escape with Four and go beyond the wall enclosing Chicago. For the first time ever, they will leave the only city and family they have ever known. Once outside, old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless with the revelation of shocking new truths. Tris and Four must quickly decide who they can trust as a ruthless battle ignites beyond the walls of Chicago which threatens all of humanity. In order to survive, Tris will be forced to make impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice and love. This is why Allegiant (2016) is one of the best movies like Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World (2003). (Read More)

Themes:military
Story:hand to hand combat,  action hero,  leadership,  camouflage,  eavesdropping,  shot in the forehead,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  ambush,  combat,  showdown,  gunfight,  shot in the head,  beating,  shootout,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  blood,  fight

Shanghai Noon (2000)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Western

Shanghai Noon (2000)

A 19th century Western. Chon Wang is a clumsy Imperial Guard to the Emperor of China. When Princess Pei Pei is kidnapped from the Forbidden City, Wang feels personally responsible and insists on joining the guards sent to rescue the Princess, who has been whisked away to the United States. In Nevada and hot on the trail of the kidnappers, Wang is separated from the group and soon finds himself an unlikely partner with Roy O'Bannon, a small time robber with delusions of grandeur. Together, the two forge onto one misadventure after another. (Read More)

Themes:torture
Story:hand to hand combat,  sword fight,  action hero,  telescope,  19th century,  disarming someone,  showdown,  gunfight,  sword,  hero,  mirror,  shootout,  surprise ending,  knife

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G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

The G.I. Joe team is framed for crimes against the country by Zartan, disguised as the President, and Cobra Commander has all the world leaders under his influence, with their advanced warheads headed towards innocent populaces around the world. Outnumbered and outgunned, the surviving team members form a plan with their original leader, General Joseph Colton, to rescue the President and face off Cobra Commander, his accomplices and the world leaders. (Read More)

Themes:military,  torture,  friendship
Story:hand to hand combat,  sword fight,  action hero,  pretending to be dead,  hand grenade,  no opening credits,  death of friend,  ambush,  showdown,  sword,  shot in the head,  beating,  shootout,  surprise ending,  knife,  bare chested male,  blood,  fight

The Machine (2013) is one of the best movies like Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World (2003)
Action, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Machine (2013)

Two artificial intelligence engineers come together as they work to create the first ever self-aware artificial intelligence. A veteran AI engineer secretly hopes to develop technology to help his diseased daughter, even if it means funding comes from the powerful Ministry of Defence (MoD). His new partner, a young woman gifted in the field of AI, is brought on after her breakthroughs are recognized by the MoD. Things go wrong when the MoD takes over and advances the researchers' work to the next level, teaching the AI to kill and follow MoD instructions with its new and nearly indestructible body. (Read More)

Themes:military
Characters:doctor
Story:military training,  hand to hand combat,  broken arm,  hand grenade,  eavesdropping,  surgery,  shot in the forehead,  no opening credits,  ambush,  combat,  gunfight,  shot in the head,  shootout,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  bare chested male,  fight,  blood

American Assassin (2017)
Action, Thriller

American Assassin (2017)

Twenty three-year-old Mitch lost his parents to a tragic car accident at the age of fourteen, and his girlfriend to a terrorist attack just as they were engaged. Seeking revenge, he is enlisted by CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy as a black ops recruit. Kennedy then assigns Cold War veteran Stan Hurley to train Mitch. Together they will later on investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on military and civilian targets. The discovery of a pattern in the violence leads them to a joint mission with a lethal Turkish agent to stop a mysterious operative intent on starting a world war in the Middle East. (Read More)

Themes:military,  torture,  suicide
Locations:sea
Characters:doctor
Story:hand to hand combat,  action hero,  naval officer,  cannon,  eavesdropping,  shot in the forehead,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  map,  ambush,  showdown,  gunfight,  shot in the head,  beating,  shootout,  surprise ending,  knife,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  blood,  fight

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