14 Movies Like The 13th Warrior

In this historical action-adventure, a cultured diplomat is recruited by a group of savage warriors just in time to face an even more dangerous foe. Ibn Fadlan, played by Antonio Banderas, is a Muslim emissary from Baghdad who is taken captive by a group of Vikings in the year 922 A.D. while he is on his way to meet with the King of Saqaliba.

The Vikings are rowdy and sometimes unpleasant people with an unquenchable appetite for food, alcohol, and women, in contrast to Ibn and his people, who are intelligent and well-mannered. However, over time, he comes to have an understanding of and respect for the Viking warriors, and their leader, Buliwyf, eventually invites him to join their society.

However, Ibn is obligated to accompany them as they make their way back to their homeland now that they have received word of an impending invasion from a large pack of bloodthirsty invaders who will destroy and consume anything that stands in their way, including the flesh of the men they have killed.

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1. Gladiator


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2. Cleopatra (1963)


Julius Caesar (Sir Rex Harrison), in the year 48 B.C., pursues Pompey to Egypt from Pharsalia. After deposing his older sister Cleopatra VII (Dame Elizabeth Taylor), Pharaoh Ptolemy XIII (Richard O'Sullivan), who is now supreme ruler, tries to gain favor with Caesar by presenting the conquerer with the head of Pompey, which is borne by his governors Pothinus (Grégoire Aslan) and Achillas. Ptolemy XIII is now supreme ruler after deposing his older sister Cleop (John Doucette). To gain Caesar's support…

3. Spartacus (1960)


At a school for gladiators that Lentulus Batiatus ran in the year 73 B.C., a Thracian slave is the one who leads a revolt (Sir Peter Ustinov). The revolt quickly spreads across the entire Italian Peninsula, involving thousands of slaves in its wake. This endeavor aims to amass sufficient funds to purchase ships from Silesian pirates. These ships would transport goods from Brandisium in the south to other regions of the world. The Roman Senator Gracchus, played by Charles Laughton,…

4. Ben-Hur (1959)


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5. Exodus: Gods And Kings (2014)


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6. The Ten Commandments (1956)


To circumvent the decree of Egypt's Pharaoh Rameses, I (Ian Keith), which condemned all newborn Hebrew males, an infant Moses (Fraser C. Heston) was cast away on the Nile in a reed basket allowed to float downstream. He is adopted by the Pharaoh's daughter, Bithiah (Nina Foch), and raised in the court of her brother, Pharaoh Sethi. He was saved by the Pharaoh's daughter, Bithiah (Sir Cedric Hardwicke). Moses (Charlton Heston) earns the favor of Sethi (played by Anne Baxter)…

7. The Last Samurai (2003)


In the 1870s, the Americans who wanted lucrative contracts with the Emperor of Japan hired Captain Nathan Algren (Tom Cruise), a jaded American Civil War veteran willing to work for anyone. They want him to train the peasant conscripts for the first standing Imperial Army in modern warfare using firearms. Algren is cynical and will work for anyone. A rebellion of traditionalist Samurai, hereditary warriors, who remain devoted to the sacred dynasty but reject the Westernizing policy and even refuse…

8. 300 (2006)

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9. Hero (2002)


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10. Centurion (2010)


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11. The Eagle (2011)


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12. Robin Hood (2010)


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13. Troy (2004)


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14. Kingdom Of Heaven (2005)


It is the time of the Crusades during the Middle Ages, which was the collision between Europe and the East that shaped the world over a period of two hundred years. A blacksmith by the name of Balian has been orphaned and has almost completely abandoned his faith. Despite the fact that the religious wars that are taking place in the faraway Holy Land seem insignificant to him, he is drawn into that enormous drama. He finds love amidst the…