Movies like The Bruce

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The Bruce (1996)
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The Bruce (1996)
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: knight, crusade, castle, betrayal, traitor, ambition, fortress, catholic priest, king of england, pride, siege, flashback, sword, armor, bagpipes, banner
Time: 14th century
Place: england, scotland, holy land

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and stylized films with plots about betrayal, battle, state affairs, sword, war, death and dialogue mostly in History, Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like The Bruce: Chasing the Deer (1994), Richard II (1978), Macbeth (1971), Macbeth (2015), Mary, Queen of Scots (1971). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Chasing the Deer (1994)
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, quest, river, bagpipes, child soldier, british army, pub, conscription, battle, clan, marching ...
Time: 18th century
Place: scotland
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Richard II (1978)
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: british history, king of england, king, evil king, nephew, aristocrat, rebel, corruption, shakespeare
Time: 14th century
Place: england
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Macbeth (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A ruthlessly ambitious Scottish lord siezes the throne with the help of his scheming wife and a trio of witches.
Style: atmospheric, disturbing, bleak, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: murder, betrayal, prophecy, ghost, rise and fall, throne, ambition, rise to power, state affairs, rise to the top, heroes, couple relations ...
Time: middle ages
Place: scotland, england, europe
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Macbeth (2015)
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, bloody, brutal, atmospheric ...
Plot: betrayal, murder, ambition, assassination, losing-it hero, insanity, king, witches, blind ambition, state affairs, couple relations, tragic hero ...
Time: middle ages, 1930s
Place: scotland, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Mary, Queen of Scots (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 128 min.
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: realistic, captivating, stylized, serious
Plot: murder, betrayal, political unrest, queen, queen elizabeth i, execution, catholic, royal family, intrigue, society, royal court, tragic hero ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: scotland, england, europe
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56%
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Braveheart (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Enraged at the slaughter of Murron, his new bride and childhood love, Scottish warrior William Wallace slays a platoon of the local English lord's soldiers. This leads the village to revolt and, eventually, the entire country to rise up against ...
Style: epic, rough, exciting, breathtaking, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: freedom, war, warrior, tragic hero, courage, battles, love story, heroes, folk hero, torture, leadership, vengeance ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: scotland, england, scottish highlands, europe, edinburgh scotland
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50%
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Outlaw King (2018)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Forced into exile by the English after being crowned King of Scotland, legendary warrior Robert the Bruce fights to reclaim the throne.
Style: atmospheric, factual, exciting, suspense, breathtaking
Plot: knight, medieval, exile, historical character, battle, battlefield, king, kingdom, siege, castle, imprisonment, topless woman ...
Time: 14th century
Place: scotland, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Cromwell (1970)
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, stylized, serious, factual ...
Plot: revolution, politics, political unrest, battles, military, intrigue, royal family, against the odds, leadership, ambition, rivalry, society ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 1600s, 18th century, 80s
Place: england, ireland, europe, america, scotland ...
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49%
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The King (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, Hungary, Australia
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In 15th-century England, Prince Hal transforms from wayward wastrel to powerful king after he reluctantly inherits the throne and its many conflicts.
Plot: british history, father son relationship, king, king of england, mentor protege relationship, monarchy, blood, crown, heroism, dead child, helmet, bravery ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: england, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Mary Queen of Scots (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The life and death of the Scottish monarch.
Style: stylized, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: royal family, betrayal, political intrigue, political unrest, head of state, state affairs, palaces castles and temples, royal court, british history, british royal family, male nudity, monarchy ...
Time: 16th century
Place: scotland, england, europe
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43%
Mary Queen of Scots (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Mary Stuart attempts to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, only to find herself condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, stylized, captivating ...
Plot: royal family, royal court, rivalry, cousin cousin relationship, betrayal, female protagonist, queen elizabeth i, protestant, state affairs, political unrest, intrigue, queen ...
Time: 16th century
Place: scotland, england, europe, scottish highlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Czech Republic
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, factual, captivating, rough, realistic ...
Plot: battles, politics, joan of arc, war, heroic mission, siege, courage, rise and fall, betrayal, rape, religion, heroine ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: france, england, europe, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1972)
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, realistic, serious, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: clergy, materialism, bishop, saint, folk hero, self discovery, hopes, human spirit, introspection, human nature, society, family relations ...
Time: middle ages
Place: italy, europe, jerusalem, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Henry VIII of England discards one wife, Katharine of Aragon, who has failed to produce a male heir, in favor of the young and beautiful Anne Boleyn.
Style: talky, serious, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Plot: british history, frame up, ambition, infidelity, king, betrayal, romance, politics, unfulfillment, state affairs, love and romance, rise to the top ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 1500s, 1930s, 18th century ...
Place: england, europe, london, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Stephen the Great - Vaslui 1475 (1975)
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, ancient, devastation, spy, blood, throne, christianity, warrior, forest, muslim, pope, bravery ...
Time: middle ages, 1400s
Place: hungary, poland, romania, lithuania, black sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Behind the Lines (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Based on Pat Barker's novel of the same name, 'Regeneration' tells the story of soldiers of World War One sent to an asylum for emotional troubles. Two of the soldiers meeting there are Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon, two of ...
Style: disturbing, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, anti war, shell shock, soldier, rebellion, military life, military, war, mute or deaf, wartime life, life is a bitch, battles ...
Place: scotland, europe
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A Man for All Seasons (1966)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Man for All Seasons is the filmed version of the life of Thomas More. An English man comes to Sir Thomas More to ask if he can divorce his wife since King Henry VIII has made it illegal. Sir Thomas More stands up in opposition to the King even ...
Style: talky, captivating, serious, realistic, earnest ...
Plot: idealism, treason, ambition, execution, period piece, oath, betrayal, royal family, society, rebellion, royal court, dishonesty ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: england, europe, new york
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38%
Castles in the Sky (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It is the mid-1930s and the storm clouds of WWII were forming in Germany. This films charts the work of Robert Watson Watt - the pioneer of Radar - and his hand-picked team of eccentric yet brilliant meteorologists as they struggle to turn the ...
Style: clever, serious, realistic, captivating, stylized
Plot: workplace, inventions and discoveries, couple relations, couples
Time: 30s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Germany, Spain, Morocco, USA
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.
Style: epic, serious, exciting, rough, realistic ...
Audience: date night, boys' night
Plot: knight, warrior, battles, king, siege, war, military, christianity, muslim, army, journey, pride and honor ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: holy land, middle east, england, israel, jerusalem ...
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37%
Michael the Brave (1970)
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: exciting, captivating, realistic, serious, epic
Plot: betrayal, politics, military, rivalry, state affairs, war, battle zone, battles, political intrigue, dishonesty, political unrest, noble ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages
Place: romania, transylvania
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36%
Into the Storm (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: This powerful follow-up to “The Gathering Storm” follows Churchill from 1940 to 1945 as he guided his beleaguered nation through the crucible of the war years--even as his marriage was encountering its own struggles.
Style: serious, sincere, gloomy, realistic
Plot: negotiation, winston churchill, prime minister, politics, head of state, couples, leadership, state affairs, heroes, war, world war two, diplomacy ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945, year 1940
Place: england, europe
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36%
The Great Battle (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Kingdom of Goguryeo, ancient Korea, 645. The ruthless Emperor Taizong of Tang invades the country and leads his armies towards the capital, achieving one victory after another, but on his way is the stronghold of Ansi, protected by General Yang ...
Style: exciting, tense, intense, based on true events, epic
Plot: siege, fortress, courage, mortal combat, army general, battle, tactics, conquering, troops, historical character, ruler, enslavement ...
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Proud Heritage (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Romania
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Following the 1394 Battle of Rovine between the Wallachian and Ottoman armies Wallachian ruler Mircea the Elder consolidates his reign.In a small civil war he manages to oust his brother Dan from Wallachia.Dan's dream of usurping the Wallachian ...
Plot: ancient, battlefield, village, sword, battle, turk, castle, death
Time: 14th century
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Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When Queen Elizabeth's reign is threatened by ruthless familial betrayal and Spain's invading army, she and her shrewd adviser must act to safeguard to the lives of her people.
Style: epic, realistic, serious, captivating, colourful ...
Plot: queen, queen elizabeth i, period piece, throne, british history, monarchy, royal family, political intrigue, politics, head of state, catholicism, palace intrigue ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, renaissance, 1500s, 18th century ...
Place: england, europe, spain, scotland, virginia ...
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33%
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My Boy Jack (2007)
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, suspense, tense
Plot: military, british army, battles, teenage life, war, officers and cadets, family relations, missing person, parents and children, father son relationship, battlefield, fear ...
Time: 1910s, year 1915
Place: england, germany, france
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The Dacians (1966)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Romania, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The great King of Dacia, Decebal (Decebalus), is disposed to make the ultimate sacrifice in order to keep the integrity of his people. His own son, Cotyso, is given to the god Zamolxis to the dismay of the King and his daughter Meda. Septimius ...
Plot: ancient rome, horse riding, sword, sword duel, human sacrifice, barbarian, battle, archer, loyalty, village, army general, throne ...
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32%
The Lion in Winter (1968)
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: stylized, realistic, captivating, factual, suspense ...
Plot: king, mistress, queen, christmas, power struggle, political intrigue, infidelity, throne, castle, royal family, rivalry, state affairs ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Young Winston (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 157 min.
Story: This historical drama is an account of the early life of British politician Winston Churchill, including his childhood years, his time as a war correspondent in Africa, and culminating with his first election to Parliament.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, tense, epic ...
Plot: parliament, soldier, society, ambition, politics, rise to the top, war, military, winston churchill, rise to power, election, imperialism ...
Time: turn of the century, 19th century, 20th century, 1900s, 1890s
Place: england, africa, south africa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 12K
El Cid (1961)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 182 min.
Story: Epic film of the legendary Spanish hero, Rodrigo Diaz ("El Cid" to his followers), who, without compromising his strict sense of honour, still succeeds in taking the initiative and driving the Moors from Spain.
Style: epic, stylized, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: knight, war, siege, tragic hero, treason, convent, betrayal, adventure, vengeance, on the run, dishonesty, political unrest ...
Time: middle ages
Place: spain, europe, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Testament of Youth (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Denmark
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Testament of Youth is a powerful story of love, war and remembrance, based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain, which has become the classic testimony of that war from a woman’s point of view. A searing journey from youthful hopes and ...
Style: touching, serious, captivating, based on memoir, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: war, world war one, life is a bitch, wartime life, period piece, love affair, love and romance, nurse, poetry, wartime, aspiring writer, nursing ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918, 18th century, 19th century
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