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, ancient rome, roman empire, ancient egypt, heroes, obsession, betrayal, royal family, manipulations, ambition, love affair, manipulation, couples, dishonesty, rivalry, leadership, state affairs, unfulfillment, julius caesar, death, politics, greed, evil plot, revenge, 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, ambition, royal family and politics mostly in Drama, History and Romance genres. Some movies like Cleopatra: Tut (2015), Caesar (2002), Spartacus: War of the Damned (2010), 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, cleopatra, femme fatale, betrayal, assassination, ancient rome, ruler, romance, ancient egypt, love affair, tragic love, love and romance ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history, 1st century b.c., 1930s, 18th century
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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: serious, captivating, realistic, stylized, erotic
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Time: ancient history
Place: egypt
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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, epic, stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: roman empire, julius caesar, politics, dictatorship, tragic hero, ambition, war hero, rivalry, rise and fall, head of state, emperor, treason ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 1st century b.c.
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Spartacus: War of the Damned (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, sexual, sexy, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, gladiator, rebellion, ancient rome, battles, slavery, sword fight, warrior, gory, sword and sandal, ambition, heroes ...
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Attila (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA, Lithuania
Duration: 177 min.
TV show
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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: ancient history, middle ages, 5th century
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I, Claudius (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 650 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 ...
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Plot: roman empire, emperor, political intrigue, power struggle, ambition, betrayal, intrigue, incest, ancient, prophecy, family feud, conspiracy ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 1st century b.c., 50s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
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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, emotional, psychological, stylized ...
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.
Place: egypt, middle east
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Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 52 min.
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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, ancient rome, intrigue, warrior, rivalry, betrayal, power struggle, political conspiracy, slavery ...
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Duration: 190 min.
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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, 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, serious, realistic, captivating, emotional ...
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The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
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Style: epic, captivating, exciting, serious, stylized ...
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Duration: 360 min.
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Duration: 174 min.
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Style: exciting, semi serious, epic, captivating, tense ...
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Eleanor and Franklin (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
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Titans (2000)
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
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Julius Caesar (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
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Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
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Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Czech Republic, Spain, USA, Netherlands, UK
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Story: David, now an old man, is still king of Israel. Among his sons, the ambitious Adonijah and the clever Solomon. The two young men are fierce rivals, since both are prospective heirs to the throne and only one can be successful.
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Style: captivating, epic, realistic, serious
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Genre: Drama, Romance
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Duration: 60 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, sexy, captivating, sexual
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Samson and Delilah (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Germany, Italy, USA, Morocco
Duration: 172 min.
TV show
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: serious, epic, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: ancient history, ancient times
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Spain, Italy, Portugal, France
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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, isolation, couple relations, royal family, state affairs, rivalry ...
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