Movies and TV shows like Cleopatra 1999

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Cleopatra (1999)
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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 followers and his wife are not pleased by the union. In fact, as Caesar has only a daughter by his wife, he had picked Octavian as his successor. The out-of-wedlock son of Cleopatra is seen to be a threat to his future leadership. Thus Brutus and other Roman legislators plot the assassination of Caesar. Caesar's loyal general, Marc Antony, and Octavian then divide up the Roman empire. Antony takes Egypt and soon takes up the affair with Cleopatra. However, Octavian soon launches an attack on Antony and ultimately defeats and mortally wounds him. Rather than permitting herself to be humiliated by Octavian, Cleopatra sends her son away to India and she commits suicide by permitting the deadly asp to bite her.
Style: epic, serious, captivating, stylized
Plot: cleopatra, roman empire, ancient rome, ancient egypt, julius caesar, siege, heroes, obsession, betrayal, royal family, couples, love affair, leadership, rivalry, manipulation, ambition, dishonesty, state affairs, unfulfillment, revenge, politics, death, greed, evil plot, horse ...
Time: 1st century b.c.
Place: egypt, rome italy, africa, middle east, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and epic films and TV series with plots about state affairs, dishonesty, rivalry, betrayal, ancient history, ambition and sword mostly in Drama, History and Romance genres. Some movies like Cleopatra: Julius Caesar (2002), Spartacus (2010), Tut (2015), Spartacus (2004), David (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, exciting, captivating, serious ...
Plot: cleopatra, roman empire, femme fatale, ancient egypt, betrayal, assassination, ambition, ancient rome, tomb, ruler, romance, poisoning ...
Time: 1st century b.c., 1st century, 1930s, 18th century
Place: egypt, alexandria egypt, middle east, africa, greece ...
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Julius Caesar (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands, Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 240 min.
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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, serious, stylized, epic, realistic
Plot: ancient history, roman empire, julius caesar, dictatorship, politics, tragic hero, ambition, war hero, battlefield, treason, emperor, rivalry ...
Time: 1st century, 1st century b.c.
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, europe, rome italy
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Spartacus (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
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Story: Spartacus is an American television series inspired by the historical figure of Spartacus, a Thracian gladiator who from 73 to 71 BCE led a major slave uprising against the Roman Republic departing from Capua.
Style: epic, sexy, sexual, heroic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gladiator, ancient rome, roman empire, rebellion, ancient history, warrior, slavery, battles, swords and armor, sword fight, death, strong sexual content ...
Time: 1st century b.c.
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Tut (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
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Story: Explores the drama of power, political back-stabbing, war and murder and chronicles King Tut's rise to glory, his efforts to rule a chaotic empire and the enigma surrounding his death.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized, tense ...
Plot: pharaoh, ancient egypt, ancient history, ambition, rise to the top, political intrigue, state affairs, head of state, rivalry, royal family, dishonesty, ruler ...
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Spartacus (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
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Story: Sentenced to spend out the rest of his adult life laboring in the harsh deserts of Egypt, the Thracian slave Spartacus gets a new lease on life when he is purchased by the obese owner of a Roman gladiator school. Moved by the defiance of an ...
Style: epic, serious, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, tragic hero, rebellion, slavery, slave, ancient rome, adventure, human spirit, leadership, gladiator, ancient history, heroes ...
Time: ancient times, 1st century b.c.
Place: rome italy
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David (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 190 min.
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Story: The tribes of Israel need to defeat the superior might of the Philistines: "Now appoint a king to lead us, such as all the other nations have." (I Samuel, 8:5). And so the prophet Samuel gives the Hebrews their first king, Saul. Saul, ...
Style: biblical, atmospheric, epic, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: prophet, battles, tragic hero, heroes, king, religion, political unrest, royal family, love affair, couple relations, uninhibited rivalry, oracle ...
Place: holy land, middle east
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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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Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 331 min.
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Story: Before Spartacus struck down his first opponent in the arena, there were many gladiators who passed through the gates onto the sand.'Spartacus: Gods of the Arena' tells the story of the original Champion of the House of Batiatus: Gannicus ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, realistic, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient history, roman empire, gladiator, strong sexual content, ancient rome, slave, arena, heroes, master warrior, roman, warrior, pride and honor ...
Time: 1st century b.c.
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Attila (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA, Lithuania
Duration: 177 min.
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Story: A romanced story of Attila the Hun, since his childhood, when he lost his parents until his death. Attila is disclosed as a great leader, strategist and lover and the movie shows his respect to the great Roman strategist Flavius Aetius, his loves ...
Style: captivating, exciting, epic, touching, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 669 min.
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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
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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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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 ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 360 min.
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Story: As Conqueror Julius Caesar is drawing his last breath, he swears Tyrannus—Rome's finest warrior—to an oath to protect his successor, Octavius, his 18-year-old nephew. Tyrannus and Octavius are forced into exile to protect the young man from ...
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Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
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Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
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Duration: 178 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, epic, stylized, exciting ...
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Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
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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, realistic, epic, serious
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
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Style: realistic, sincere, captivating, serious, emotional ...
Plot: queen, queen elizabeth i, royal family, monarchy, royal court, british history, couple relations, palace intrigue, family relations, queen of england, romance, political unrest ...
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Country: UK, USA
Duration: 188 min.
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Style: exciting, semi serious, epic, captivating, tense ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
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Julius Caesar (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, War
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Duration: 117 min.
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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 ...
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Samson and Delilah (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Germany, Italy, USA
Duration: 172 min.
TV show
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Style: serious, epic, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
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