Movies and TV shows like The Last King 2003

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The Last King (2003)
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The Last King (2003)
Original name: Charles II: The Power & the Passion
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: king, royal family, politics, mistress, ambition, rise and fall, social differences, revolution, romance, betrayal, love and romance, infidelity, political intrigue, society, political unrest, rise to the top, rebelliousness, head of state, rivalry, dishonesty, husband wife relationship, exile, conspiracy, monarchy, court ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, europe, holland, london, versailles, netherlands

Most similar movies to The Last King

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and stylized films and TV series with plots about state affairs, royal family, dishonesty, betrayal, intrigue, politics and couples mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like The Last King: Elizabeth I (2005), Henry VIII (2003), Victoria & Albert (2001), Versailles (2015), Cromwell (1970). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
Story: Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire is a 2006 BBC One docudrama series, with each episode looking at a different key turning point in the history of the Roman Empire.
Style: captivating, epic, realistic, serious
Plot: roman empire, emperor, historical character, politics, religions or cults, political intrigue, power struggle, battles, christianity, rivalry, rebelliousness, rise and fall ...
Time: ancient history
Place: rome italy, europe, italy
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100%
 7.9
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Elizabeth I (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 223 min.
Story: HBO miniseries about the the public and private lives of the later years of Queen Elizabeth I.
Style: sincere, realistic, captivating, stylized, serious ...
Plot: queen, royal family, monarchy, palace intrigue, queen elizabeth i, royal court, couple relations, family relations, queen of england, romance, political unrest, age difference ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe, ireland, netherlands, portugal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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Henry VIII (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 193 min.
Story: Henry VIII is a two-part British television movie produced principally by Granada Television for ITV. It chronicles the life of Henry VIII of England from the disintegration of his first marriage to an aging Spanish princess until his death ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: king of england, ambition, royal family, romance, head of state, dishonesty, rivalry, infidelity, betrayal, intrigue, state affairs, love and romance ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, renaissance
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Victoria & Albert (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: The passionate love story that was Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's lengthy marriage. Beginning in 1837, the year of King William IV's death and 18-year-old Victoria's ascension to the throne, the series charts the tumultuous period ...
Style: captivating, sentimental, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: queen victoria, royal family, husband wife relationship, love and romance, head of state, british empire, state affairs, royal court, couple relations, romance, political unrest, rise to the top ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 7.9
 13K
Versailles (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 52 min.
Story: The story of a young Louis XIV on his journey to become the most powerful monarch in Europe, from his battles with the fronde through his development into the Sun King. Historical and fictional characters guide us in a world of betrayal and ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, intellectual, stylized ...
Plot: royal court, royal family, king, intrigue, palaces castles and temples, betrayal, state affairs, political intrigue, ambition, rivalry, rise to the top, king of france ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.9
 5K
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: battles, revolution, politics, political unrest, king, military, intrigue, against the odds, leadership, royal family, rivalry, rebellion ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 1600s, 80s, 18th century
Place: england, ireland, europe, london, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Wolf Hall (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 360 min.
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: serious, stylized, captivating, factual, suspense ...
Plot: rise to the top, political intrigue, royal family, manipulation, state affairs, manipulations, ambition, blind ambition, society, dishonesty, betrayal, politics ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.6
 9K
Restoration (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An aspiring young physician, Robert Merivel found himself in the service of King Charles II and saves the life of someone close to the King. Merivel joins the King's court and lives the high life provided to someone of his position. Merivel is ...
Style: serious, captivating, emotional, factual, intense ...
Plot: redemption, fall in love, rise and fall, medicine, plague, jealousy, romance, love triangle, love and romance, couple relations, royal family, human spirit ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century, 1930s, 19th century
Place: england, london, europe, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Movie in collections
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Elizabeth R (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When Elizabeth Tudor comes to the throne, her (male) advisors know she has to marry. Doesn't she?
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, factual
Plot: queen elizabeth i, queen, political conspiracy, royal family, throne, palace intrigue, betrayal, state affairs, dishonesty, political unrest, rise to the top, couple relations ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 8.1
 66K
The Tudors (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Ireland, Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Tudors is a history-based drama series following the young, vibrant King Henry VIII, a competitive and lustful monarch who navigates the intrigues of the English court and the human heart with equal vigor and justifiable suspicion.
Style: stylized, captivating, serious, sexual, realistic ...
Plot: queen, royal court, historical character, king, royal family, intrigue, love triangle, couple relations, throne, betrayal, siblings relations, power struggle ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, renaissance
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Magnificent Century (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Muhteşem Yüzyıl is a prime time historical Turkish television series. It was originally broadcast on Show TV and then transferred to Star TV. It is based on the life of Suleiman the Magnificent, the longest reigning Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, ...
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: sultan, royal family, intrigue, state affairs, love and romance, political intrigue, couple relations, power struggle, political unrest, war, battles, parent child relationship ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Mad Love (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Spain, Italy, Portugal, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The love story who transformed Juana I de Castilla, Queen of Spain, into Juana "The mad". The tragic fate of a Queen madly in love to an unfaithful husband, Felipe el Hermoso, Archduke of Austria.
Style: captivating, sexy, serious, melancholic, gothic ...
Plot: betrayal, love and romance, intrigue, politics, infidelity, obsession, tragic hero, couple relations, rivalry, state affairs, isolation, society ...
Time: 1500s, 1920s, 18th century
Place: spain, austria, europe, portugal, flanders ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A sumptuous and sensual tale of intrigue, romance and betrayal set against the backdrop of a defining moment in European history: two beautiful sisters, Anne and Mary Boleyn, driven by their family's blind ambition, compete for the love of the ...
Style: stylized, sexy, sexual, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: queen, king, royal family, love triangle, seduction, royal court, intrigue, siblings relations, jealousy, family relations, betrayal, ambition ...
Time: 16th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, france, london, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Six Wives of Henry VIII (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 540 min.
Story: On his deathbed, King Henry VIII recalls how he wooed and wed his six wives - and disposed of five of them - in a bid to secure the succession to the throne with a male heir. Despite his many marriages and the crowded court, Henry remains ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, stylized
Plot: intrigue, king, royal court, palaces castles and temples, remarry, strong female presence, family problems, couples, dishonesty, ruler, crumbling marriage, love and romance ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
To Kill a King (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A recounting of the relationship between General Fairfax and Oliver Cromwell, as they try to cope with the consequences of deposing King Charles I.
Style: clever, talky, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: rivalry, rebelliousness, betrayal, society, dishonesty, political unrest, state affairs, intrigue, revolution, torture, battlefield, political intrigue ...
Time: 17th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 8.7
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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, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: roman empire, emperor, political intrigue, power struggle, ambition, betrayal, intrigue, ancient, conspiracy, rivalry, family feud, prophecy ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.1
 6K
Lady Jane (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 136 min.
Story: The death of King Henry VIII throws his kingdom into chaos because of succession disputes. His weak son Edward, is on his deathbed. Anxious to keep England true to the Reformation, a scheming minister John Dudley marries off his son, Guildford to ...
Style: realistic, captivating, sincere, stylized, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: corporal punishment, political intrigue, betrayal, romance, politics, conspiracy, unfulfillment, ambition, rally, royal family, dishonesty, political unrest ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 19th century, 1930s, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.4
 90K
Elizabeth (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The story of the ascension to the throne and the early reign of Queen Elizabeth the First, the endless attempts by her council to marry her off, the Catholic hatred of her and her romance with Lord Robert Dudley.
Style: stylized, epic, realistic, factual, captivating ...
Plot: queen, queen elizabeth i, historical character, british history, royal court, british royal family, monarchy, political intrigue, politics, rise to the top, treason, palaces castles and temples ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, scotland, paris france, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Bertie and Elizabeth (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The duke of York, nicknamed Bertie, was born as royal 'spare heir', younger brother to the prince of Wales, and thus expected to spend a relatively private life with his Scottish wife Elisabeth Bowes-Lyon and their daughters, in the shadow ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic
Plot: royal family, world war two, family life, couples, political intrigue, dishonesty, intrigue, society, social differences, head of state, human spirit, rivalry ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, realistic, serious, touching, captivating ...
Plot: british history, frame up, infidelity, ambition, king, betrayal, romance, politics, love and romance, couple relations, blind ambition, state affairs ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 1500s, 1930s, 18th century ...
Place: england, europe, britain, london, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Daniel Deronda (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 210 min.
Story: Daniel Deronda is a British television serial drama adapted by Andrew Davies from the George Eliot novel of the same name. The serial was directed by Tom Hooper, produced by Louis Marks, and was first broadcast in three parts on BBC One from 23 ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: drowning, ambition, love affair, social differences, love triangle, unlikely couple, aristocracy, society, couples, rise to the top, romance, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian, 1870s, victorian era
Place: england, europe, italy, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Crown Prince (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Austria, France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A great Empire, once famous for its enlightened traditions, is taken over by a ruthless political establishment. Religious fundamentalists and national separatists are tearing at the fabric of its liberal society. Under the influence of his ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: family relations, betrayal, forbidden love, state affairs, parents and children, royal family, couples, politics, infidelity, dishonesty, empress, political unrest ...
Time: 1890s
Place: austria, europe, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Affair of the Necklace (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In pre-Revolutionary France, a young aristocratic woman left penniless by the political unrest in the country, must avenge her family's fall from grace by scheming to steal a priceless necklace.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, stylized, epic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: politics, conspiracy, intrigue, romance, love and romance, couple relations, state affairs, royal family, couples, revenge, dishonesty, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: france, europe, versailles, paris france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Devil's Whore (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Set between the years 1642 and 1660, "The Devil's Whore" charts the progress of the English Civil War through the eyes of the a 17 year old girl, the fictional Angelica Fanshawe.
Style: serious, realistic, epic, captivating, stylized
Plot: political unrest, battles, civil war, treason, revolution, betrayal, rebellion, sexual tension, state affairs, parliament, husband wife relationship, throne ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.8
 6K
Borgia (2011)
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: captivating, rough, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: political intrigue, clergy, church, political corruption, power struggle, politics, historical character, political unrest, ambition, rivalry, european history, crime ...
Time: middle ages, 15th century, renaissance, 1500s, 1400s ...
Place: italy, rome italy, florence italy, europe, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.4
 16K
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, captivating ...
Plot: politics, french history, forbidden love, royal family, incest, political intrigue, royalty, massacre, intrigue, romance, nudity (full frontal - brief), murder ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, renaissance
Place: france, paris france, europe, spain, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Young Victoria (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: From Academy Award® winners Graham King and Martin Scorsese, along with the makers of Gosford Park and The Departed, comes the story of Queen Victoria’s early rise to power. From an object of a royal power-struggle to her romantic courtship and ...
Style: touching, realistic, factual, romantic, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: royal family, aristocracy, queen victoria, queen, period piece, couple relations, love and romance, queen of england, marriage, royal court, politics, destiny ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, 1820s, 1830s, 1840s ...
Place: england, london, buckingham palace, europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The First Churchills (1969)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Based on Winston Churchill's biography of his ancestors.
Style: epic, serious, captivating, stylized, realistic
Plot: politics, parents and children, society, family tradition, family life, leadership, royal family, soldier, military, family relations, ambition, state affairs ...
Time: 18th century, 17th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Far Pavilions (1984)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 315 min.
Story: Story of forbidden love in 1800's India set against the revolution for India's freedom from England.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: forbidden love, politics, betrayal, racism, love triangle, couples, dishonesty, royal family, political unrest, social differences, tragic love, society ...
Time: victorian, 19th century
Place: india, england, asia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Other Boleyn Girl (2003)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on the controversial novel by Philippa Gregory, "The Other Boleyn Girl" is a fictionalised account of the life of Lady Mary Boleyn (Natascha McElhone) who becomes mistress to England's king, Henry VIII (Jared Harris), before ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, stylized, sexy
Plot: mistress, infidelity, sister, intrigue, uninhibited rivalry, blind ambition, love and romance, royal court, betrayal, royal family, romance, rise to the top ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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