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.
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: roman empire, ancient rome, cleopatra, julius caesar, ancient egypt, heroes, obsession, betrayal, royal family, manipulations, ambition, love affair, manipulation, couples, dishonesty, rivalry, leadership, state affairs, unfulfillment, death, politics, power, greed, evil plot, revenge ...
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, ambition, royal family and political unrest mostly in Drama, History and Romance genres. Some movies like Cleopatra: Caesar (2002), Spartacus: War of the Damned (2010), Tut (2015), Attila (2001), I, Claudius (1976). 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, realistic, serious, saga ...
Plot: roman empire, femme fatale, betrayal, assassination, julius caesar, ancient rome, cleopatra, ruler, romance, ancient egypt, allies, power relations ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 1st century b.c., 1930s, 18th century
Place: egypt, africa, middle east, greece, rome italy ...
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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: captivating, stylized, epic, serious, realistic
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Time: ancient history, 1st century, 1st century b.c.
Place: egypt, middle east, europe, africa, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Spartacus: War of the Damned (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
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, exciting, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
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Tut (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
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: serious, captivating, realistic, stylized
Plot: ancient egypt, pharaoh, ambition, political intrigue, rise to the top, rivalry, state affairs, head of state, royal family, dishonesty, king
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt
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Attila (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA, Lithuania
Duration: 177 min.
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: exciting, captivating, epic, touching, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, battles, barbarian, sword and sandal, battlefield, death, king, village, heroic mission, leadership, heroes, war ...
Time: ancient history, middle ages
Place: rome italy, europe
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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, stylized, captivating ...
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Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 190 min.
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: captivating, exciting, serious, realistic, epic ...
Plot: prophet, tragic hero, heroes, battles, king, ambition, underdog, rivalry, dishonesty, religions or cults, oracle, couples ...
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Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 52 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, exciting, captivating, sexual, stylized ...
Plot: roman empire, historical character, emperor, incest, betrayal, warrior, intrigue, ancient rome, power struggle, rivalry, slavery, political conspiracy ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c., 1st century
Place: rome italy, europe, egypt, italy
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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.
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Plot: femme fatale, love affair, royal court, couples, rise and fall, palaces castles and temples, state affairs, roman empire, royal family, cleopatra, julius caesar, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
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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: exciting, serious, epic, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: roman empire, politics, emperor, betrayal, assassination, intrigue, ancient rome, leadership, tragic hero, ambition, rivalry, romance ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 1st century b.c.
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Antony and Cleopatra (1972)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Spain, Switzerland
Duration: 138 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, gloomy, emotional, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: tragic love, ancient rome, couple relations, love affair, political unrest, destructive relationship, relationship vs career, couples, love and romance, rise and fall, femme fatale, betrayal ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 331 min.
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Style: exciting, stylized, realistic, serious, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: ancient history
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Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 360 min.
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Style: epic, realistic, exciting, serious
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Country: UK, USA
Duration: 223 min.
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 235 min.
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Style: captivating, realistic, epic, serious
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Style: exciting, semi serious, epic, captivating, tense ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
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Country: UK, France, Canada
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Country: Italy, France, Germany, Czech Republic, Spain, USA, Netherlands, UK
Duration: 166 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, sincere, epic, atmospheric ...
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Time: ancient history
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 200 min.
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Style: captivating, sentimental, realistic, serious, stylized ...
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Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era
Place: england, europe
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23%
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Spartacus (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
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Style: epic, atmospheric, realistic, tense, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: ancient history, ancient world, 1st century b.c.
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.8
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Duration: 60 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, sexy, captivating, sexual
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Country: Spain, Italy, Portugal, France
Duration: 115 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Samson and Delilah (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Germany, Italy, USA, Morocco
Duration: 172 min.
Story: Mara and Manoa are both upstanding and religious Israelites living under the harsh and unjust rule of the Philistines. One day, a mysterious stranger appears to Mara and promises her that she will bear a son whom she is to call Samson.
Style: epic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: ancient history
Place: persia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.2
 13K
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, war, siege, battles, treason, convent, tragic hero, betrayal, adventure, dishonesty, on the run, assassination ...
Time: 11th century, middle ages
Place: spain, europe, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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