Movies like Caligula

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Caligula (1979)
Caligula (1979)
Original name: Caligola
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy
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, roman empire, sexual relations, sexploitation, assassination, betrayal, sadism, sexual sadism, zoophilia, state affairs, politics, sex addict, violence, brother sister incest, orgy, incest, mercilessness, sexuality, torture, dysfunctional relationship, strong sexual content, ruler ...
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 talky films with plots about betrayal, male nudity, sex, violence, female nudity, murder and mentor mostly in Drama, History and Romance genres. Some movies like Caligula: Romance (1999), Ken Park (2002), Salon Kitty (1976), In the Realm of the Senses (1976), Ludwig (1973). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: nymphomania, erection, infidelity, bondage, rape, degradation, obsession, strong sexual content, nightclub, photographer, bound and gagged, prostitute ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe
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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, serious, realistic, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: strong sexual content, incest, underage sex, erection, sexual relations, teenage sex, youth, teenage life, family relations, dysfunctional family, masturbation, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, australia
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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: erotic, suspenseful, realistic, disturbing, offbeat ...
Plot: prostitute, betrayal, politics, forbidden love, anti semitism, eroticism, wartime life, against the rules, espionage, danger, sexual relations, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, year 1939
Place: germany, europe, paris france, naples italy, copenhagen denmark ...
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In the Realm of the Senses (1976)
Genre: Drama, Romance
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, erotic, pre war, sexy, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, sexual relations, geisha, explicit sex, strong sexual content, tragic love, jealousy, passion, prostitute, master and servant, gays and lesbians, severed penis ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, pre world war two
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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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, bleak, erotic, rough, psychological ...
Plot: rape, sex, deviant sex, sexual torture, kidnapping, captivity, fascism, sexual perversion, sexual relations, obsession, violence spree, perversion ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, latin america
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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: realistic, captivating, serious, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: empress, royal family, politics, betrayal, palaces castles and temples, downfall, family life, state affairs, love affair, tragic hero, friendship, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1860s, 1880s
Place: europe, austria, bavaria
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Crash (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
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: erotic, bleak, disturbing, psychological, serious ...
Plot: lust, masochism, obsession, sexuality, car accident, infidelity, deviant sex, sexual obsession, hospital, sadism, sexual relations, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles
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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, sincere, erotic, enigmatic, artsy ...
Plot: strong sexual content, erection, infidelity, cheating wife, couple relations, love and romance, obsession, one night stand, bartender, sex, sex scene, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england, canada
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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, strong sexual content, double penetration, lust, addiction, deviant sex, erection, sex, destructive relationship, whip ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s
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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: serious, exciting, stylized, realistic, epic
Plot: roman empire, assassination, politics, betrayal, intrigue, emperor, ancient rome, royal family, couples, political unrest, leadership, state affairs ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c., 1st century
Place: europe, egypt, macedonia, spain, rome italy ...
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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, captivating, uplifting, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: politics, prison, betrayal, terrorism, struggle, strike, human spirit, tragic hero, power relations, family relations, legal, family problems ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland, england
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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: disturbing, psychological, enigmatic, bleak, surreal ...
Plot: convent, nun, hysteria, inquisition, clergy, surrealism, priest, sexual abuse, society, danger, perversion, fighting the system ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 18th century
Place: france, europe, london, england
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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, society, social differences, political unrest, leadership, war, fall in love, ambition ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 30s, 20s, 40s ...
Place: italy, france, europe
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Rasputin (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Details the life of the Russian monk Rasputin. The film shows his rise to power and how it corrupted him. His sexual perversions and madness ultimatly leads to his gruesome assasination.
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, thought provoking, atmospheric ...
Plot: assassination, clergy, intrigue, psychopath, tragic hero, ambition, politics, betrayal, murder, royal family, rebelliousness, royal court ...
Time: 1910s, year 1916, year 1917
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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Sex and Lucia (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Various lives converge on an isolated island, all connected by an author whose novel has become inextricably entwined with his own life.
Style: erotic, sexual, sexy, serious, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: sexual relations, strong sexual content, lust, island, hopes, lesbian, porn, waitress, erection, romance, starting over, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, madrid
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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, realistic, sexual, sexy, stylized ...
Plot: fascism, infidelity, exhibitionism, perversion, obsessive love, sexploitation, extramarital affair, jealousy, photograph, sexual obsession, older man younger woman relationship, diary ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, europe, venice
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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, offbeat ...
Plot: soldier, ship, pirate, poet, wedding, gay, slave, homosexuality, earthquake, ancient rome, gays and lesbians, coming of age ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 1960s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, africa, sicily
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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, captivating, exciting, stylized, serious ...
Plot: roman empire, betrayal, tragic hero, ancient rome, war, rivalry, political unrest, politics, adventure, state affairs, military, battles ...
Time: ancient history
Place: rome italy, europe, italy
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Mon Amour (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Marta is a young housewife, married to Dario, a successful book publisher. Although she still loves her husband, Marta hasn't been able to achieve sexual satisfaction for months due to their dull and predictable love life. While staying in ...
Style: erotic, serious, sexy, realistic, sexual
Plot: erotic fantasy, double penetration, infidelity, lust, vaginal penetration, sexual relations, love and romance, adultery, unfaithful wife, cheating wife, extramarital affair, sexual attraction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy
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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, captivating, serious, clever ...
Plot: lust, mistress, resistance, seduction, sexual relations, sexual obsession, strong sexual content, dangerous attraction, extramarital affair, femme fatale, adultery, rape ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: china, asia, shanghai, hong kong, japan ...
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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, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Plot: roman empire, femme fatale, betrayal, assassination, julius caesar, ancient rome, ruler, tombs and skeletons, romance, cleopatra, poisoning, fall in love ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 1st century b.c., 1930s, 18th century
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, greece, italy ...
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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, emperor, sacrifice, cannibalism, gold, ancient rome, revenge, vengeance, life is a bitch, state affairs, society ...
Time: ancient history, 1930s
Place: europe, rome italy, italy
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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, french history, forbidden love, royal family, incest, political intrigue, intrigue, romance, brother sister incest, murder, family relations, rivalry ...
Time: middle ages, 16th century, renaissance
Place: france, europe, paris france, spain, england ...
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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, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: assassination, betrayal, tragic hero, politics, heroes, unfulfillment, state affairs, intrigue, rivalry, downfall, leadership, dishonesty ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
Place: europe
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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: epic, realistic, serious, captivating, stylized
Plot: roman empire, politics, dictatorship, tragic hero, senate, julius caesar, ancient rome, battle, assassination, heroes, state affairs, unfulfillment ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 1st century b.c.
Place: egypt, europe, middle east, africa
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Rome (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.
Style: epic, sexual, exciting, captivating, tense ...
Plot: roman empire, incest, betrayal, intrigue, emperor, ancient rome, rivalry, historical character, warrior, treason, slavery, power struggle ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c., 1st century
Place: europe, egypt, italy
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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: spy, cold war, cia, double agent, espionage, betrayal, invasion, suspicion, politics, idealism, intrigue, patriotism ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 40s, 50s, year 1944 ...
Place: usa, cuba, congo, africa, latin america ...
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Shame (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Brandon is a New Yorker who shuns intimacy with women but feeds his desires with a compulsive addiction to sex. When his wayward younger sister moves into his apartment stirring memories of their shared painful past, Brandon's insular life ...
Style: sexual, sincere, psychological, dark, touching ...
Plot: pornography, sexual relations, sex addict, sexuality, introspection, strong sexual content, addiction, sexual dysfunction, masturbation, suicide attempt, human nature, sexual attraction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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Scandal (1989)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An English bon-vivant osteopath is enchanted with a young exotic dancer and invites her to live with him. He serves as friend and mentor, and through his contacts and parties she and her friend meet and date members of the Conservative Party. ...
Style: realistic, serious, intense, based on true events, psychological ...
Plot: sex scandal, political corruption, politics, betrayal, social decay, rise and fall, social differences, society, couples, dishonesty, prostitute, scandal ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s
Place: england, europe, california, london
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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, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, betrayal, vengeance, ancient rome, confined, false accusation, dishonesty, moral dilemma, male friendship, resistance fighter, sibling rivalry, justice ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: italy, greece, palestine, jerusalem, israel
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