It is the movie that is closest to the fabulous Master & Commander that I have seen so far. Sure, there are older movies on the Napoleonic Wars and naval combat but this is my favourite.
I think there are a total of 8 installments. They mostly have two titles, a British and an American one.
Here are 10 reasons why you should give Hornblower at least a try:
1. If you are looking for movies that resemble Master & Commander
2. If you enjoy naval combat and some gripping rapier fights
3. If you care for a likable character who has to overcome obstacles and wins in the end
4. If you are a fascinated by this period in time and interested in the Napoleonic Wars
5. If you enjoy POW stories (one whole episode shows Hornblower as a captive)
6. If you like a gripping story
7. If two-hour movies are too short for you and you like well made mini series
8. If you are a fan of Ioan Gruffud
9. If you don’t care for too much romance but like a bit on the side to add another dimension
10. If you like a wide range of fascinating characters, some of which are cunning and evil, others kind and heroic