Movies like The Bruce

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The Bruce
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Robert the Bruce unites the Scots in a rebellion against the hated English, led by Edward I. He is supported by various loyal followers, notably the bishop who agrees to recognize his claim and crown him as King of the Scots.
Plot: crusade, banner, bagpipes, fortress, pride, armor, traitor, knight, castle, catholic priest, siege, sword, betrayal, ambition, king of england, flashback
Time: 14th century
Place: holy land, scotland, england
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Michael the Brave
Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Romania, France, Italy
203 min.
 8.4
Wolf Hall
Biography, Drama, History
UK
360 min.
 8.1
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Most similar movies to The Bruce

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, stylized and epic films with plots about sword, state affairs, betrayal, battle, murder, death and rivalry mostly in History, Drama and War genres. Some movies like The Bruce: Braveheart (1995), Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1972), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), Macbeth (1971), The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Braveheart
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
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Style: epic, realistic, emotional, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, freedom, idealism, vengeance, courage, betrayal, violence, sword fight, revenge, politics, master warrior, tragic hero ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: scotland, england, europe, scottish highlands, edinburgh scotland
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The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
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Duration: 158 min.
Story: In 1429 a teenage girl from a remote French village stood before her King with a message she claimed came from God; that she would defeat the world's greatest army and liberate her country from its political and religious turmoil. Following her ...
Style: epic, rough, factual, captivating, serious ...
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Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: france, england, europe, new orleans
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Brother Sun, Sister Moon
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 121 min.
Story: This is a dramatization of events in the life of St. Francis of Assisi from before his conversion experience through his audience with the pope, including his friendship with St. Clare.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: male nudity, idealism, freedom, clergy, catholicism, mentor, human nature, god, destiny, jesus, life philosophy, life ...
Time: middle ages
Place: europe, italy, jerusalem, rome italy
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Kingdom of Heaven
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
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Duration: 144 min.
Story: After his wife dies, a blacksmith named Balian is thrust into royalty, political intrigue and bloody holy wars during the Crusades.
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Macbeth
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Story: A ruthlessly ambitious Scottish lord siezes the throne with the help of his scheming wife and a trio of witches.
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Plot: murder, tragedy, shakespeare, violence, guilt, betrayal, greed, brutality, visceral, witch, tragic hero, throne ...
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The Agony and the Ecstasy
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
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Story: Charlton Heston stars as Renaissance artist Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564), who begrudgingly paints the Sistine Chapel for imperious Pope Julius II in this epic adaptation of Irvine Stone's novel ...
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
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Story: The story of the Arthurian legend, based on the 'Sarmatian hypothesis' which contends that the legend has a historical nucleus in the Sarmatian heavy cavalry troops stationed in Britain, and that the Roman-British military commander, ...
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Chasing the Deer
Genre: History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The Jacobite Rebellion of Scotland, and thirty years after the first battle, Bonnie Prince Charlie and his army make a stand at Culloden.
Plot: war, sword, pub, musket, quest, river, british army, marching, child soldier, bagpipes, clan, cattle ...
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Michael the Brave
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Romania, France, Italy
Duration: 203 min.
Story: An epic fresco depicting the reign (1593-1601) of Mihai Pätrascu (better known as "Mihai Viteazul" / "Michael the Brave"), the famous prince who united the three provinces: Transalpine Vallachia, Transylvania and Moldavia, into ...
Style: serious, captivating, epic, realistic, exciting
Plot: political intrigue, rivalry, battle zone, war, state affairs, betrayal, political unrest, battles, politics, dishonesty, military, castle ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages
Place: romania, transylvania
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    User:   66%
 
Lancelot of the Lake
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Having failed in their quest for the Holy Grail, the knights of the Round Table return to Camelot, their number reduced to a mere handful. Seeing a rift developing between Lancelot and Mordred, Arthur urges his knights to bury their differences and ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic
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Time: middle ages
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Henry V
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Gritty adaption of William Shakespeare's play about the English King's bloody conquest of France.
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, dramatic, exciting ...
Plot: war, politics, shakespeare, medieval, tragedy, courage, royal family, british, mentor, wartime, battles, adaptation ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: france, england, europe, london, scotland
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Sword of War
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Year 1100. Italy.The Northern lands are ruled by a German emperor: Fredrick aka "Barbarossa. His dream is to conquer also the lands in the Center and in the South so as to revive the Empire that was once of the one Charles Magno.But in the ...
Style: epic, serious, realistic
Plot: battles, military, rivalry, soldier, war, leadership, heroes, emperor, state affairs, war hero, battlefield, bow and arrow ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
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Battle of the Brave
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Canada, UK, France
Duration: 143 min.
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Let Joy Reign Supreme
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Duration: 114 min.
Story: France, 1719. Louis 14th died four years ago, Philippe d'Orleans is the regent. He is a liberal and a libertine. His right-hand man, Dubois, an atheistic and cupid priest, as libertine as Philippe, tries to take advantage of a little rebellion ...
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Wolf Hall
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Story: England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the King dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years and marry Anne Boleyn. The Pope and most of Europe oppose ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating
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Time: 16th century, 1500s
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Mary, Queen of Scots
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
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Story: Mary Stuart, who was named Queen of Scotland when she was only six days old, is the last Roman Catholic ruler of Scotland. She is imprisoned at he age of 23 by her cousin Elizabeth Tudor, the English Queen and her arch adversary. Nineteen years ...
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, captivating
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Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: scotland, england, europe
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Macbeth
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Feature film adaptation of Shakespeare's Scottish play about General Macbeth whose ambitious wife urges him to use wicked means in order to gain power of the throne over the sitting king, Duncan.
Style: bleak, stylized, serious, melancholic, intense ...
Plot: murder, betrayal, shakespeare, witches, assassination, insanity, adaptation, ambition, dialogue, corruption, brutality, blind ambition ...
Time: middle ages, 1930s
Place: scotland, europe, california
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Borgia
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic
Duration: 52 min.
Story: Borgia is a French-German-Czech historical drama television series created by Tom Fontana. The show recounts the Borgia family's rise to power and subsequent domination of the Papal States during the Renaissance. Borgia debuted in Italy via ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, gloomy, rough ...
Plot: clergy, crime, political intrigue, church, political corruption, blind ambition, ambition, political conspiracy, politics, rivalry, dishonesty, political unrest ...
Time: middle ages, renaissance, 15th century, 16th century, 1500s ...
Place: europe, italy, florence italy, naples italy, spain ...
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Richard II
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Richard II, who ascended the throne as a child, is a regal and stately monarch. He believes he is the rightful ruler of England, ordained by God, yet he is a weak and ineffective king - wasteful in his spending habits, unwise in his choise of ...
Plot: king of england, british history, shakespeare, rebel, aristocrat, nephew, evil king, corruption, king
Time: 14th century
Place: england
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Cromwell
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Disgusted with the policies of King Charles I, Oliver Cromwell plans to take his family to the New World. But on the eve of their departure, Cromwell is drawn into the tangled web of religion and politics that will result in the English Civil War.
Style: epic, realistic, serious, factual, dramatic ...
Plot: betrayal, war, politics, revolution, civil war, religion, corruption, adventure, british, intrigue, swashbuckler, rise and fall ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 80s, 18th century
Place: england, ireland, europe, scotland, america
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The Warlords
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A heroic tale of three blood brothers and their struggle in the midst of war and political upheaval. It is based on "The Assassination of Ma," a Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) story about the killing of general Ma Xinyi.
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, sincere, rough ...
Plot: martial arts, soldier, rebelliousness, ambition, war, heroes, rivalry, vengeance, infidelity, political unrest, battles, politics ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1860s
Place: asia, china, beijing china
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System:   47%
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The Last King
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 235 min.
Story: The chronicle of Charles II's time on the throne, his 10 year exile from Oliver Cromwell's England, and his triumphant return.
Style: epic, serious, realistic, baroque
Plot: royal family, head of state, betrayal, rise and fall, romance, rise to the top, uninhibited rivalry, couple relations, king, court, infidelity, social differences ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, europe, holland, versailles, netherlands
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Robin Hood
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 140 min.
Story: When soldier Robin happens upon the dying Robert of Loxley, he promises to return the man's sword to his family in Nottingham. There, he assumes Robert's identity; romances his widow, Marion; and draws the ire of the town's sheriff ...
Style: epic, exciting, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, medieval, betrayal, fighting the system, corruption, folk hero, sword fight, knight, revenge, village, death, battles ...
Time: middle ages, 19th century, 12th century
Place: england, france, europe, london
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The Fighting Prince of Donegal
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Family, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Ireland 1587. Hugh O'Donnell inherits the title of The O'Donnell, the prince of Donegal, and tries to unite Ireland to make war on England. But then Hugh is kidnapped and imprisoned by the Viceroy of Ireland and held ransom for the ...
Style: serious, exciting
Audience: family outing
Plot: adventurer, romance, adventure, family, ancient mystery, palaces castles and temples, political intrigue, political unrest, escapades, heroes, state affairs, hostages ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ireland, england
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System:   46%
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Stephen the Great - Vaslui 1475
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Romania
Duration: 137 min.
Story: In 1475 when Stephen the Great, ruler of Moldavia is facing an invading Ottoman army of 120 000 men, the fate of Christian Europe largely depends on the battle's outcome.
Plot: epic battle, battle, hostage, kidnapping, spy, blood, throne, betrayal, ancient, devastation, tribute, vatican ...
Time: 1400s, middle ages
Place: black sea, lithuania, romania, hungary, poland
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The Lion in Winter
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: 1183 AD: King Henry II's three sons all want to inherit the throne, but he won't commit to a choice. They and his wife variously plot to force him.
Style: witty, talky, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, dysfunctional family, throne, royal family, marriage, mistress, christmas, queen, king, dialogue, betrayal, state affairs ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, france
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My Boy Jack
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Author Rudyard Kipling and his wife search for their 17-year-old son after he goes missing during WWI.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: officers and cadets, war, parents and children, battles, military, writer's life, family in crisis, british army, missing person, teenage life, family relations, motorcycle ...
Time: 1910s, year 1915
Place: france, germany, england
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System:   44%
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Andrei Rublev
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 165 min.
Story: An expansive Russian drama, this film focuses on the life of revered religious icon painter Andrei Rublev. Drifting from place to place in a tumultuous era, the peace-seeking monk eventually gains a reputation for his art. But after Rublev witnesses ...
Style: atmospheric, epic, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Plot: artist, russian, art, monastery, creativity, religion, prodigy, betrayal, existentialism, introspection, childhood, poetry ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages, 1400s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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The Lion in Winter
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: King Henry II (Patrick Stewart) keeps his wife, Eleanor (Glenn Close) locked away in the towers because of her frequent attempts to overthrow him. With Eleanor out of the way he can have his dalliances with his young mistress (Yuliya Vysotskaya). ...
Style: stylized, talky, serious, realistic, witty
Plot: royal family, intrigue, uninhibited rivalry, romance, couple relations, infidelity, political intrigue, parents and children, dishonesty, rivalry, state affairs, unfulfillment ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe, dungeon
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 480 min.
Story: The early life and career of the American General and President through his participation in the Revolutionary War.
Plot: american revolution, usa president, american civil war, american indian, explosion, sword, warrior, tough guy, disarming someone, musket, cavalry, cavalry charge ...
Time: 18th century
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