Movies like Cleopatra

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Cleopatra (1963)
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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 to the throne and seduces the Roman emperor Julius Caesar (Rex Harrison). When Caesar is murdered, she redirects her attentions to his general, Marc Antony (Richard Burton), who vows to take power -- but Caesar's successor (Roddy McDowall) has other plans.
Style: epic, stylized, exciting, serious, captivating, realistic, saga, sexy, breathtaking, scenic ...
Plot: cleopatra, roman empire, femme fatale, ancient egypt, betrayal, ambition, assassination, ancient rome, tomb, ruler, romance, love and romance, fall in love, ancient history, tragic love, love affair, rise and fall, allies, poisoning, political unrest, dishonesty, state affairs, unfulfillment, tombs and skeletons, power relations ...
Time: 1st century b.c., 1st century, 1930s, 18th century
Place: egypt, alexandria egypt, africa, middle east, greece, rome italy, italy ...

Most similar movies to Cleopatra

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sexy and epic films with plots about betrayal, state affairs, dishonesty, royal family, politics, mentor and beautiful scenery mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like Cleopatra: Agora (2009), Rome (2005), Becket (1964), The Other Boleyn Girl (2008), The Young Victoria (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Agora (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Spain, Malta, Bulgaria
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A historical drama set in Roman Egypt, concerning philosopher Hypatia of Alexandria and her relationship with her slave Davus, who is torn between his love for her and the possibility of gaining his freedom by joining the rising tide of Christianity.
Style: emotional, stylized, sincere, touching, epic ...
Plot: ancient history, roman empire, political unrest, master and servant, impossible love, religions or cults, christianity, historical character, mathematics, destiny, unfulfillment, atheism ...
Time: 5th century
Place: egypt, alexandria egypt, africa, middle east, rome italy ...
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Cleopatra (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 177 min.
TV show
Story: Cleopatra, the famed Egyptian Queen born in 69 B.C., is shown to have been brought by Roman ruler Julius Caesar at age 18. Caesar becomes sexually obsessed by the 18 year old queen, beds her, and eventually has a son by her. However, his Roman ...
Style: serious, captivating, stylized, epic
Plot: cleopatra, roman empire, ancient rome, ancient egypt, julius caesar, siege, leadership, state affairs, dishonesty, betrayal, rivalry, heroes ...
Time: 1st century b.c.
Place: egypt, africa, europe, middle east, rome italy
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100%
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Rome (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
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, exciting, sexual, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: roman empire, historical character, ancient history, emperor, ancient rome, betrayal, incest, warrior, intrigue, rivalry, power struggle, slavery ...
Time: 1st century b.c., 1st century
Place: rome italy, europe, alexandria egypt, italy, egypt
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100%
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Becket (1964)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: King Henry II of England has trouble with the Church. When the Archbishop of Canterbury dies, he has a brilliant idea. Rather than appoint another pious cleric loyal to Rome and the Church, he will appoint his old drinking and wenching buddy, Thomas ...
Style: epic, tense, talky, thought provoking, clever ...
Plot: bishop, friendship, betrayal, politics, archbishop, clergy, friends, religions or cults, church, royal family, introspection, rivalry ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe, france, london, vatican ...
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100%
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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: sexy, romantic, stylized, sexual, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: royal court, king, queen, seduction, royal family, love triangle, siblings relations, intrigue, aristocracy, mistress, betrayal, marriage ...
Time: 16th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, france, london, rome italy
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100%
The Young Victoria (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 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, dramatic, factual, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: queen victoria, aristocracy, royal family, royal court, queen, queen of england, state affairs, love and romance, royalty, marriage, politics, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1830s, 1820s, 1840s ...
Place: england, london, buckingham palace, europe, belgium
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100%
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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: sincere, realistic, serious, captivating, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: corporal punishment, political intrigue, romance, politics, conspiracy, royal family, political unrest, state affairs, unfulfillment, tragic hero, betrayal, tuberculosis ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 19th century, 1930s, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe, rome italy
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100%
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A Royal Affair (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Czech Republic, Germany
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A young queen falls in love with her physician, and they start a revolution that changes their nation forever.
Style: stylized, realistic, captivating, factual, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, aristocracy, queen, love affair, king, royal family, tragic love, royal court, high society, adultery, coup d'etat, political intrigue ...
Time: 18th century, year 1968, 1770s, 1920s
Place: europe, denmark, england, germany, copenhagen ...
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100%
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Antony and Cleopatra (1972)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Spain, Switzerland
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Adaptation of Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, a historical drama that attempts to bring an epic visual style to the Bard's original stage play. The story concerns Marc Antony's attempts to rule Rome while maintaining a ...
Style: epic, captivating, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: ancient rome, cleopatra, tragic love, rise and fall, state affairs, femme fatale, betrayal, dishonesty, love and romance, romance, rivalry, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1st century, ancient times
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
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 ...
Style: epic, uplifting, serious, atmospheric, inspirational ...
Plot: renaissance, painter, genius, sculpture, architect, artist, painting, infidelity, historical figure, life & death, pope, hard labor ...
Time: 16th century, 60s
Place: italy, vatican, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, captivating, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: british history, king, ambition, frame up, infidelity, betrayal, romance, politics, couples, strong female presence, crumbling marriage, tragic hero ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 1930s, 18th century, 60s
Place: england, europe, britain, london, scotland
⇓ 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, captivating, serious, stylized, exciting ...
Plot: roman empire, ancient history, betrayal, tragic hero, battles, ancient rome, battlefield, war, rivalry, politics, political unrest, adventure ...
Place: rome italy, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: knight, siege, battles, treason, convent, tragic hero, betrayal, adventure, royal family, heroic mission, political unrest, state affairs ...
Time: 11th century, middle ages
Place: spain, europe, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Alexander (2004)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Netherlands, France
Duration: 175 min.
Story: Alexander, the King of Macedonia, leads his legions against the giant Persian Empire. After defeating the Persians, he leads his army across the then known world, venturing farther than any westerner had ever gone, all the way to India.
Style: epic, serious, suspense, breathtaking, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient history, conquering, war, battles, adventure, ambition, state affairs, ruler, heroes, warlord, rise to the top, gay ...
Place: ancient greece, greece, persia, alexandria egypt, macedonia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 260 min.
Story: All-star epic retelling of Christ's life.
Style: biblical, epic, captivating, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, desert, miraculous event, temptation, jesus, redemption, human spirit, tragic hero, hopes, society, leadership, christianity ...
Time: 1st century, ancient times
Place: holy land, jerusalem, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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, serious, stylized, factual ...
Plot: battles, revolution, political unrest, military, politics, against the odds, royal family, intrigue, leadership, rivalry, rebellion, society ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 80s, 18th century
Place: england, ireland, europe, britain, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Crown Prince (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Austria, France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 105 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, couples, politics, state affairs, royal family, forbidden love, parents and children, intrigue, tragic hero, love and romance, dishonesty ...
Time: 1890s
Place: austria, europe, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Anna and the King (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The story of the romance between the King of Siam (now Thailand) and the widowed British school teacher Anna Leonowens during the 1860s. Anna teaches the children and becomes romanced by the King. She convinces him that a man can be loved by just ...
Style: romantic, serious, captivating, stylized, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, forbidden love, interracial relations, royal family, culture clash, social differences, love and romance, opposites attract, palace, state affairs, mistress, love story ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
Place: thailand, asia, southeast asia, burma, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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: sexy, captivating, serious, melancholic, gothic ...
Plot: betrayal, intrigue, love and romance, politics, infidelity, obsession, tragic hero, dishonesty, state affairs, rivalry, society, isolation ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century, 1920s, 18th century
Place: spain, austria, europe, portugal, flanders ...
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28%
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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, emotional, captivating, factual, intense ...
Plot: redemption, rise and fall, fall in love, medicine, plague, jealousy, romance, love and romance, human spirit, love triangle, royal family, couple relations ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century, 1930s, 19th century
Place: england, london, europe, scotland
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28%
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Barabbas (1961)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Epic account of the thief Barabbas, who was spared crucifixion when Pilate manipulated the crowd into pardoning him, rather than Jesus. Struggling with his spirituality, Barabbas goes through many ordeals leading him to the gladiatorial arena, where ...
Style: epic, biblical, exciting, captivating, serious ...
Plot: redemption, jesus, religions or cults, haunted by the past, human spirit, betrayal, hopes, heroes, tragic hero, clergy, christian, crucifix ...
Time: 1st century
Place: rome italy, middle east, europe, holy land, jerusalem
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27%
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Cleopatra (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The great battles are the backdrop for the unfolding of the Egyptian Queen's personal life. The strategy of Cleopatra is to seduce the Roman General Julius Caesar and Mark Antony to protect their civilization.
Style: captivating, serious, psychological, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: femme fatale, couples, royal court, love affair, rise and fall, royal family, ancient history, roman empire, state affairs, cleopatra, julius caesar, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 1st century b.c.
Place: egypt, middle east
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27%
 8.9
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I, Claudius (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 669 min.
TV show
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, stylized, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: roman empire, emperor, political intrigue, ancient rome, power struggle, ambition, betrayal, ancient, intrigue, incest, ancient history, conspiracy ...
Time: 1st century b.c., 1st century, 50s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
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26%
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 7.4
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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, serious ...
Plot: french history, politics, forbidden love, nudity (full frontal - brief), royal family, political intrigue, royalty, betrayal, intrigue, romance, murder, conspiracy ...
Time: middle ages, 16th century
Place: france, paris france, europe, spain, england ...
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26%
One Night with the King (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: This amazing biblical drama chronicles the brave and historic legend of Hadassah, a Jewish orphan with exceptional beauty who rises to become Queen Esther of Persia and saves Persian Jews from genocide. By revealing her heritage to the king, Esther ...
Style: biblical, captivating, sincere, serious, epic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: ancient history, old testament, medieval, destiny, save the day, battlefield, royal court, queen, judaism, rise to the top, royal family, betrayal ...
Place: persia, egypt, israel, iran
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26%
The Emperor and the Assassin (1998)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China, France, Japan
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In pre-unified China, the King of Qin sends his concubine to a rival kingdom to produce an assassin for a political plot, but as the king's cruelty mounts she finds her loyalty faltering.
Style: epic, realistic, serious, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: assassination, bow and arrow, emperor, mistress, kingdom, betrayal, assassin, fall in love, love triangle, save the kingdom, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china, asia, ancient china, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Reds (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 195 min.
Story: A radical American journalist becomes involved with the Communist revolution in Russia and hopes to bring its spirit and idealism to the United States.
Style: captivating, tense, serious, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Plot: russian revolution, world war one, love triangle, journalism, politics, romance, political unrest, writer's life, couple relations, rebelliousness, love affair, infidelity ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 20th century, year 1918, year 1915 ...
Place: russia, new york, usa, portland oregon, washington d.c. ...
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25%
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, epic, stylized, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: politics, conspiracy, intrigue, romance, couples, state affairs, love and romance, royal family, couple relations, revenge, dishonesty, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: france, europe, versailles, paris france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, realistic, serious, tense, psychotronic
Plot: assassination, betrayal, heroes, tragic hero, roman empire, ancient history, political unrest, political intrigue, state affairs, head of state, downfall, dishonesty ...
Time: 1st century b.c.
Place: rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Out of Africa (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Out of Africa tells the story of the life of Danish author Karen Blixen, who at the beginning of the 20th century moved to Africa to build a new life for herself. The film is based on the autobiographical novel by Karen Blixen from 1937.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: romance, infidelity, farm, fall in love, destructive relationship, love affair, dishonesty, love and romance, syphilis, culture clash, lion, male female relationship ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 19th century ...
Place: africa, kenya, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%