Movies like Caligula

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Caligula (1979)
 5.3
 31K
Caligula (1979)
Original name: Caligola
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: The perversion behind imperial Rome, the epic story of Rome's mad Emporer. All the details of his cruel, bizarre reign are revealed right here: His unholy sexual passion for his sister, his marriage to Rome's most infamous prostitute, his fiendishly inventive means of disposing those who would oppose him, and more.
Style: erotic, sexual, epic, atmospheric, rough, art house, disturbing, serious, realistic, banned film ...
Plot: lust, ancient rome, brutality, intrigue, sexploitation, assassination, betrayal, sexual relations, sadism, sexual sadism, state affairs, politics, sex addict, violence, brother sister incest, roman empire, orgy, incest, mercilessness, prostitute, sexuality, torture, dysfunctional relationship, ruler, marriage ...
Time: ancient world, 1st century, ancient history
Place: italy, rome italy

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, stylized and harsh films with plots about betrayal, violence, mentor, brutality, storytelling, catastrophe and death mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like Caligula: Ken Park (2002), Romance (1999), The Good Shepherd (2006), Nymphomaniac: Vol. II (2013), Crash (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.9
 27K
Ken Park (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Netherlands, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Ken Park focuses on several teenagers and their tormented home lives. Shawn seems to be the most conventional. Tate is brimming with psychotic rage; Claude is habitually harassed by his brutish father and coddled, rather uncomfortably, by his ...
Style: sexual, realistic, rough, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: incest, strong sexual content, erection, masturbation, underage sex, sexual relations, dysfunctional family, teenage life, family relations, youth, coming of age, innocence lost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.3
 9K
Romance (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Although deeply in love with her boyfriend - and indeed sleeping in the same bed with him - a schoolteacher cannot handle the almost complete lack of intimacy he will allow. Increasingly frustrated, she gradually finds her sexual appetites leading ...
Style: erotic, sexual, sexy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, erection, bondage, rape, nymphomania, degradation, obsession, photographer, nightclub, prostitute, sexual relations, love triangle ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)
Genre: Drama, Horror, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Four corrupted fascist libertines round up 9 teenage boys and girls and subject them to 120 days of sadistic physical, mental and sexual torture.
Style: banned film, psychological, bleak, rough, erotic ...
Plot: sex, rape, kidnapping, sexual torture, captivity, fascism, sexual relations, violence spree, obsession, confined, deadly, perversion ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Good Shepherd (2006)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: Edward Wilson, the only witness to his father's suicide and member of the Skull and Bones Society while a student at Yale, is a morally upright young man who values honor and discretion, qualities that help him to be recruited for a career in ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, tense ...
Plot: cold war, spy, cia, double agent, espionage, betrayal, invasion, suspicion, politics, idealism, intrigue, patriotism ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 40s, 20th century, 1940s ...
Place: cuba, usa, congo, africa, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Nymphomaniac: Vol. II (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Germany, Belgium, UK, France, Sweden
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The continuation of Joe's sexually dictated life delves into the darker aspects of her adult life and what led to her being in Seligman's care.
Style: erotic, sexual, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: sex addict, sexual perversion, sexual relations, addiction, erection, lust, sex, destructive relationship, double penetration, whip, masochism, nymphomaniac ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 47K
Crash (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After getting into a serious car accident, a TV director discovers an underground sub-culture of scarred, omnisexual car-crash victims who use car accidents and the raw sexual energy they produce to try to rejuvenate his sex life with his wife.
Style: sexual, erotic, disturbing, stylized, psychological ...
Plot: lust, obsession, masochism, sexuality, infidelity, hospital, sexual perversion, perversion, adultery, sexual obsession, car accident, sadism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 10K
Intimacy (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK, Germany, Spain
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Jay, a failed musician, walked out of his family and now earns a living as head bartender in a trendy London pub. Every Wednesday afternoon a woman comes to his house for graphic, almost wordless, sex. One day Jay follows her and finds out about the ...
Style: sexual, bleak, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: erection, strong sexual content, infidelity, cheating wife, love and romance, couple relations, obsession, bartender, love affair, couples, taxi driver, sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.4
 3K
Salon Kitty (1976)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Kitty runs a brothel in Nazi Germany where the soldiers come to "relax". Recording devices have been installed in each room by a power hungry army official who plans to use the information to blackmail Hitler and gain power himself. A girl ...
Style: offbeat, disturbing, sexual, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: anti semitism, forbidden love, prostitute, betrayal, politics, against the rules, wartime life, espionage, fall in love, life is a bitch, state affairs, society ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, year 1939
Place: germany, europe, rome italy, poland, naples italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 6.5
 1K
Augustus (2003)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Italy, Germany, France, Spain, Austria
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Caesar Augustus tells of how he became the emperor to his reluctant daughter, Julia following the death of her husband Agrippa.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, exciting, epic
Plot: roman empire, intrigue, politics, betrayal, assassination, emperor, ancient rome, political unrest, leadership, couples, dishonesty, royal family ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c., 1st century
Place: europe, rome italy, spain, egypt, macedonia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Some Mother's Son (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the 1981 hunger strike in a British prison, in which IRA prisoner Bobby Sands led a protest against the treatment of IRA prisoners as criminals rather than as prisoners of war. The film focuses on the mothers of two of the ...
Style: bleak, psychological, uplifting, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: politics, prison, betrayal, terrorism, strike, struggle, human spirit, ira, prison life, society, introspection, tragic hero ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
In the Realm of the Senses (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Based on a true story set in pre-war Japan, a man and one of his servants begin a torrid affair. Their desire becomes a sexual obsession so strong that to intensify their ardor, they forsake all, even life itself.
Style: sexual, pre war, erotic, sexy, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, sexual relations, tragic love, geisha, passion, jealousy, master and servant, gays and lesbians, prostitute, severed penis, prostitution, couples ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, pre world war two
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 11K
The Devils (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A dramatised historical account of the rise and fall of Urbain Grandier, a 17th-century Roman Catholic priest accused of witchcraft following alleged demonic possessions of sexually repressed nuns.
Style: sexual, disturbing, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: convent, hysteria, nun, surrealism, catholic church, inquisition, priest, controversy, torture, clergy, sexual abuse, perversion ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 18th century
Place: france, europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 20K
1900 (1976)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 245 min.
Story: Set in Bertolucci's ancestral region of Emilia, the film chronicles the lives of two men during the political turmoils that took place in Italy in the first half on the 20th century.
Style: epic, thought provoking, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: fascism, friendship, politics, execution, idealism, social differences, society, leadership, political unrest, ambition, war, fall in love ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 30s, 20s, 40s ...
Place: italy, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Fellini Satyricon (1969)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A series of disjointed mythical tales set in first century Rome.
Style: surreal, sexual, stylized, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: pirate, poet, ship, soldier, wedding, ancient rome, slave, gay, homosexuality, earthquake, self discovery, promiscuity ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 1960s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, africa, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.8
 14K
I, Claudius (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 650 min.
Story: Tracing the lives of several Roman emperors, this is an epic of ruthless ambition, shocking debauchery and murderous intrigue set in one of history's most fascinating eras. Bearing witness to the saga is Claudius, whose stutter and limp have ...
Style: epic, clever, serious, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: roman empire, emperor, political intrigue, power struggle, ambition, betrayal, ancient, intrigue, rivalry, prophecy, family feud, murder ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
 7.2
 19K
Titus (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy, USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Titus Andronicus returns from the wars and sees his sons and daughters taken from him, one by one. Shakespeare's goriest and earliest tragedy.
Style: stylized, surreal, talky, clever, atmospheric ...
Plot: goth, betrayal, shakespeare, emperor, cannibalism, gold, sacrifice, ancient rome, revenge, vengeance, head of state, war ...
Time: ancient history, 1930s
Place: europe, rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.0
 26K
Cleopatra (1963)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Switzerland, UK, USA
Duration: 192 min.
Story: Historical epic. The triumphs and tragedy of the Egyptian queen, Cleopatra.The winner of four Oscars, this epic saga of love, greed and betrayal stars Elizabeth Taylor as the passionate and ambitious Egyptian queen who's determined to hold on ...
Style: epic, stylized, captivating, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: femme fatale, roman empire, betrayal, assassination, cleopatra, julius caesar, ancient rome, ruler, tombs and skeletons, romance, poisoning, allies ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 1st century b.c., 1930s, 18th century
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Drawn from the same events that later inspired Gladiator, the film charts the power-hungry greed and father-son betrayal that led to Rome's collapse at the bloody hands of the Barbarians.
Style: epic, realistic, serious, stylized, exciting ...
Plot: roman empire, betrayal, ancient rome, chariot, tragic hero, downfall, royal family, dishonesty, adventure, war, corrupted ruler, state affairs ...
Time: ancient history
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 5.5
 2K
The Key (1983)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: After twenty years of marriage, art professor Nino Rolfe attempts to break down his wife Teresa's conventional modesty. Noticing her affection for their daughter's fiancé, Nino instigates her sexual interest in him as well. This sets off ...
Style: erotic, stylized, serious, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: infidelity, fascism, sexploitation, cuckold, obsessive love, perversion, sexual obsession, older man younger woman relationship, lust, obsession, photograph, jealousy ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, europe, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.6
 34K
Lust, Caution (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: USA, China, Taiwan
Duration: 157 min.
Story: During World War II a secret agent must seduce, then assassinate an official who works for the Japanese puppet government in Shanghai. Her mission becomes clouded when she finds herself falling in love with the man she is assigned to kill.
Style: sexual, disturbing, clever, serious, captivating ...
Plot: lust, resistance, seduction, mistress, neo noir, actress, sexual attraction, escape, cruelty, patriotism, spy, student ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s
Place: china, asia, shanghai, hong kong, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.5
 11K
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, rough, captivating ...
Plot: murder, betrayal, tragedy, violence, guilt, prophecy, ambition, rise and fall, ghost, throne, battlefield, queen ...
Time: middle ages
Place: scotland, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Julius Caesar (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: All star cast heads up this 1970 remake of the William Shakespeare classic tale of the betrayal of the the Roman senate against their emperor, the plotting and scheming that led up to the assassination of the title charecter, and all of Romes' ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: assassination, betrayal, tragic hero, politics, right hand man, rise and fall, dishonesty, roman empire, rivalry, intrigue, unfulfillment, state affairs ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Passion of the Christ (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: "The Passion of the Christ" is a film about the last 12 hours in the life of Jesus. Director Mel Gibson received much criticism from critics and audiences for his explicit depiction of and focus on violence and on christs suffering, ...
Style: bleak, epic, factual, rough, brutal ...
Plot: christianity, betrayal, torture, religion, suffering, bible, sacrifice, religions or cults, clergy, jesus, redemption, death ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 7.5
 15K
Queen Margot (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 159 min.
Story: The night of August 24, 1572, is known as the Massacre of St. Bartholomew. In France a religious war is raging. In order to impose peace a forced wedding is arranged between Margot de Valois, sister of the immature Catholic King Charles IX, and the ...
Style: epic, bleak, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: politics, forbidden love, royal family, incest, political intrigue, intrigue, romance, murder, arranged marriage, crumbling marriage, love and romance, tragic hero ...
Time: middle ages, 16th century, renaissance
Place: france, europe, paris france, spain, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
King of Kings (1961)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 168 min.
Story: Who is Jesus, and why does he impact all he meets? He is respected and reviled, emulated and accused, beloved, betrayed, and finally crucified. Yet that terrible fate would not be the end of the story.
Style: epic, biblical, serious, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: redemption, betrayal, political unrest, tragic hero, injustice, state affairs, heroic mission, christianity, hopes, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, dishonesty ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem, dungeon, egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.7
 2K
Caesar (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands, Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: Twenty year-old Julius Caesar flees Rome for his life during the reign of Sulla but through skill and ambition rises four decades later to become Rome's supreme dictator.
Style: captivating, epic, realistic, serious, stylized
Plot: roman empire, dictatorship, politics, tragic hero, senate, battle, julius caesar, ancient rome, head of state, political unrest, royal family, dishonesty ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.7
 4K
Ludwig (1973)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, West Germany, Monaco
Duration: 238 min.
Story: A history of Ludwig, king of Bavaria, from his crowning in 1864 until his death in 1886.
Style: gloomy, atmospheric, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: empress, gays and lesbians, mentally unstable, rise and fall, gender, palaces castles and temples, family relations, life is a bitch, state affairs, love and romance, love affair, family life ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1870s, 1860s
Place: austria, europe, bavaria
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 38K
Ben-Hur (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A falsely accused nobleman survives years of slavery to take vengeance on his best friend who betrayed him.
Style: epic, exciting, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, roman empire, vengeance, confined, false accusation, dishonesty, moral dilemma, male friendship, resistance fighter, sibling rivalry, ancient rome, justice ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: italy, greece, jerusalem, palestine, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, India, UK, Japan, Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Tara and Maya are two inseparable friends in India. Their tastes, habits, and hobbies are the same. Years later, the two have matured, but have maintained their friendship. Tara gets married to the local prince, Raj Singh, who soon succeeds the ...
Style: sexual, erotic, sexy, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: wrestling, rivalry, politics, romance, vengeance, sexuality, fall in love, love and romance, power relations, friends, friendship, couples ...
Time: 16th century
Place: asia, india, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 199 min.
Story: All-star epic retelling of Christ's life.
Style: epic, serious, atmospheric, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: betrayal, desert, temptation, redemption, miraculous event, tragic hero, injustice, righting the wronged, religions or cults, leadership, human spirit, dishonesty ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, jerusalem, dungeon, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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