Movies like Cromwell

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Cromwell (1970)
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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, factual, talky, serious, stylized, sexy, brutal, enigmatic, breathtaking ...
Plot: revolution, battles, political unrest, royal family, politics, king, tyranny, military, intrigue, leadership, against the odds, rebellion, rivalry, society, ambition, british history, religion, betrayal, parliament, war, heroes, rise to the top, rise and fall, rebelliousness, dishonesty ...
Time: 17th century, 80s, 18th century, middle ages, 1600s
Place: england, ireland, scotland, europe, america, london, britain ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, epic and captivating films with plots about politics, state affairs, betrayal, battles, heroes, culture clash and historical event mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like Cromwell: Zulu (1964), A Man for All Seasons (1966), To Kill a King (2003), Becket (1964), Danton (1983). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Zulu (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In 1879, during the Zulu wars, man of the people Lt. John Chard (Stanley Baker) and snooty Lt Gonville Bromhead (Michael Caine) were in charge of defending the isolated Natal outpost of Rorke's Drift from tribal hordes, holding out during an ...
Style: realistic, epic, suspense, factual, psychological ...
Plot: siege, war, british army, british colonialism, military, british empire, human spirit, battles, survival, soldier, native, heroic mission ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s, 60s
Place: south africa, africa, united kingdom, england
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A Man for All Seasons (1966)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Man for All Seasons is the filmed version of the life of Thomas More. An English man comes to Sir Thomas More to ask if he can divorce his wife since King Henry VIII has made it illegal. Sir Thomas More stands up in opposition to the King even ...
Style: political, inspirational, sexy, talky, christian film ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: politics, lawyer, idealism, betrayal, catholic, religion, historical event, courtroom, renaissance, morality, christian, tudors ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, new york, rome italy, vatican, europe
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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: political intrigue, rebelliousness, betrayal, rivalry, political unrest, revolution, state affairs, society, intrigue, dishonesty, torture, court ...
Time: 17th century
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87%
 7.8
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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, sexy, realistic, talky, thought provoking ...
Plot: friendship, religion, medieval, british history, martyr, murder, betrayal, christian, politics, royal family, clergy, bishop ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, california, rome italy, europe, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Danton (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Poland
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Danton and Robespierre were close friends and fought together in the French Revolution, but by 1793 Robespierre was France's ruler, determined to wipe out opposition with a series of mass executions that became known as the Reign of Terror. ...
Style: political, dramatic, sexy, epic, talky ...
Plot: french revolution, revolution, french history, colonialism, politics, death row, idealism, political unrest, terrorism, friendship, freedom, runaway ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1780s, georgian era, 1930s
Place: france, paris france, poland, spain, australia ...
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100%
The Lion in Winter (1968)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: 1183 AD: King Henry II's three sons all want to inherit the throne, but he won't commit to a choice. They and his wife variously plot to force him.
Style: political, suspense, factual, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: king, political intrigue, royalty, infidelity, royal family, christmas, power struggle, dysfunctional family, british royal family, medieval, manipulation, castle ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: India, UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The film begins in 1857, when India was ruled by the British East India Company. Mangal Pandey is a sepoy, a soldier of Indian origin, in the army of the East India Company. Pandey is fighting in the Anglo-Afghan Wars and saves the life of his ...
Style: epic, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic
Plot: rebellion, militant, betrayal, fighting the system, leadership, rebelliousness, military life, society, intrigue, military, rivalry, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s
Place: india, asia, afghanistan
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78%
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Braveheart (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Enraged at the slaughter of Murron, his new bride and childhood love, Scottish warrior William Wallace slays a platoon of the local English lord's soldiers. This leads the village to revolt and, eventually, the entire country to rise up against ...
Style: epic, breathtaking, rough, scenic, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: medieval, courage, freedom, war, warrior, tragic hero, idealism, battles, vengeance, leadership, legend, love story ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century, 13th century
Place: scotland, england, scottish highlands, united kingdom, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Henry V (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Gritty adaption of William Shakespeare's play about the English King's bloody conquest of France.
Style: realistic, epic, exciting, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: medieval, battles, war, shakespeare, king, politics, royal family, king of england, battlefield, tragedy, military, state affairs ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages
Place: france, england, europe, london, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
With Fire and Sword (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 175 min.
Story: In the mid-17th century, Poland was the largest, most democratic, and most tolerant country in Europe. However, a tragic civil war brought about the gradual decline of the once glorious republic...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, romantic, epic
Plot: military, cossack, polish, cavalry, battles, heroes, love affair, rivalry, love triangle, rebellion, politics, culture clash ...
Time: 17th century
Place: poland, ukraine, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
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MacArthur (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The film portrays MacArthur's (Gregory Peck) life from 1942, before the Battle of Bataan, to 1952, the time after he had been removed from his Korean War command by President Truman (Ed Flanders) for insubordination, and is recounted in ...
Style: melancholic, epic, intense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, politics, island, revolution, police investigation, pow, betrayal, soldier, korean war, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 50s
Place: usa, japan, australia, china, korea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A chronicle of events that led to the British involvement in the Crimean War against Russia and which led to the siege of Sevastopol and the fierce Battle of Balaclava on October 25, 1854 which climaxed with the heroic, but near-disastrous calvary ...
Style: epic, factual, harsh, serious, exciting ...
Plot: war, british empire, politics, british army, anti war, british history, british soldier, visceral, battlefield, tragic hero, battles, justice ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s, 60s, 70s
Place: russia, england, london, canada, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When Queen Elizabeth's reign is threatened by ruthless familial betrayal and Spain's invading army, she and her shrewd adviser must act to safeguard to the lives of her people.
Style: epic, colourful, factual, breathtaking, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: queen, queen elizabeth i, british history, throne, royal family, women, tudors, renaissance, catholicism, politics, head of state, political intrigue ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 1920s, 1930s, 19th century ...
Place: england, scotland, spain, london, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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: epic, factual, realistic, stylized, political ...
Plot: queen, queen elizabeth i, british history, historical character, royal court, royal family, british royal family, politics, head of state, throne, political intrigue, rise to the top ...
Time: 16th century, victorian era, middle ages, 18th century
Place: england, scotland, london, spain, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan (2007)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Russia, Germany, Kazakhstan
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The story recounts the early life of Genghis Khan, a slave who went on to conquer half the world in the 11th century.
Style: epic, realistic, captivating, intense, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conquering, monk, leadership, king, escape, genghis khan, battles, husband wife reunion, medieval, rise to the top, betrayal, warlord ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: mongolia, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Lumumba (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Belgium, Germany, Haiti
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The true story of the rise to power and brutal assassination of the formerly vilified and later redeemed leader of the independent Congo, Patrice Lumumba. Using newly discovered historical evidence, Haitian-born and later Congo-raised writer and ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, political, sexy ...
Plot: politics, assassination, imperialism, greed, betrayal, intrigue, dehumanization, scapegoat, political corruption, self discovery, defamation, leadership ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s
Place: africa, congo, belgium, latin america, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 183 min.
Story: Biography of the last Russian Monarch, Tsar Nicholas II and his Tsarina, Alexandra.Czar Nicholas II, the inept monarch of Russia, insensitive to the needs of his people, is overthrown and exiled to Siberia with his family.
Style: epic, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: russian history, royal family, czar, world war one, politics, rise and fall, state affairs, rebellion, political unrest, rebelliousness, royalty, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, edwardian era, 1910s, 90s
Place: russia, siberia, crimea
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Charles II: The Power and The Passion (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 188 min.
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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: serious, realistic, epic, political, baroque
Plot: king, royal family, politics, mistress, rise and fall, ambition, social differences, rivalry, head of state, society, rise to the top, betrayal ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, europe, holland, london, netherlands ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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, sexy, stylized, melancholic, compassionate ...
Plot: knight, medieval, spanish history, sword fight, islam, siege, betrayal, adventure, catholic, violence, battlefield, epic battle ...
Time: 11th century, middle ages
Place: spain, europe, africa
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61%
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Waterloo (1970)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, Soviet Union
Duration: 123 min.
Story: After defeating France and imprisoning Napoleon on Elba, ending two decades of war, Europe is shocked to find Napoleon has escaped and has caused the French Army to defect from the King back to him. The best of the British generals, the Duke of ...
Style: epic, serious, exciting, stylized, emotional ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, napoleon bonaparte, british army, battles, destiny, military life, politics, war, state affairs, military, royal family, political unrest ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1810s
Place: europe, belgium, france, new zealand, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Czech Republic, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: In 1429 a teenage girl from a remote French village stood before her King with a message she claimed came from God; that she would defeat the world's greatest army and liberate her country from its political and religious turmoil. Following her ...
Style: epic, captivating, factual, rough, realistic ...
Plot: medieval, religion, joan of arc, betrayal, battles, god, war, courage, politics, siege, heroic mission, heresy ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages
Place: france, england, new orleans, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, stylized, serious, exciting ...
Plot: roman empire, ancient history, ancient rome, tragic hero, sword fight, battlefield, betrayal, battles, political unrest, war, rivalry, politics ...
Place: rome italy, ancient greece, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Legend of Suriyothai (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Thailand
Duration: 142 min.
Story: During the 16th century, as Thailand contends with both a civil war and Burmese invasion, a beautiful princess rises up to help protect the glory of the Kingdom of Ayothaya. Based on the life of Queen Suriyothai.
Style: epic, exciting, realistic, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: invasion, queen, battles, rivalry, betrayal, royal family, adventure, tragic hero, politics, state affairs, dishonesty, escapades ...
Time: 16th century
Place: burma, thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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The Founding of a Republic (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: China
Duration: 138 min.
Story: The Founding of a Republic is a Chinese historical film commissioned by China's film regulator and made by the state-owned China Film Group (CFG) to mark the 60th anniversary of the People's Republic of China. The film retells the tale of ...
Style: captivating, serious, disturbing, rough, realistic ...
Plot: politics, revolution, political unrest, assassination, state affairs, military, chinese history, battles, ambition, heroes, historical event, civil war ...
Place: china, taiwan, shanghai, beijing china
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60%
Michael Collins (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Michael Collins plays a crucial role in the establishment of the Irish Free State in the 1920s, but becomes vilified by those hoping to create a completely independent Irish republic.
Style: political, harsh, brutal, factual, intense ...
Plot: politics, war, fighting the system, irish republican army, fight, civil war, irish, british empire, treason, secret service, political unrest, state affairs ...
Time: 1920s, post world war one, 1910s, 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland, england, london, israel, europe ...
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59%
Young Winston (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: This historical drama is an account of the early life of British politician Winston Churchill, including his childhood years, his time as a war correspondent in Africa, and culminating with his first election to Parliament.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, exciting, epic ...
Plot: soldier, parliament, rise to the top, ambition, politics, war, society, military, rise to power, imperialism, father son relationship, member of parliament ...
Time: turn of the century, 1890s, victorian era, 19th century, year 1900 ...
Place: england, africa, south africa, europe, sudan
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: royal court, love triangle, royal family, king, queen, intrigue, siblings relations, marriage, seduction, betrayal, aristocracy, medieval ...
Time: 16th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, rome italy, london, france, europe
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58%
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Henri 4 (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Germany, France, Austria, Spain
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A wide-ranging, energetic period piece tracing the rise of the Protestant Henry of Navarre as he goes from battlefield warrior to France's beloved King Henri IV. Director Jo Baier's epic is a classically entertaining adventure, albeit one ...
Style: tense, serious, captivating, psychological, exciting ...
Plot: french history, royal family, political unrest, politics, leadership, battles, military, betrayal, head of state, medieval, war, love and romance ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Iron & Blood: The Legend of Taras Bulba (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Set in the 16th century, this is a story about Ukraine's Cossack warriors and their campaign to defend their lands from the advancing Polish armies.
Style: epic, realistic, exciting, serious, captivating ...
Plot: cossack, battles, rebelliousness, heroes, political unrest, leadership, society, parent child relationship, sword fight, state affairs, father son relationship, betrayal ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century
Place: ukraine, poland, europe
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57%
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Khartoum (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: English General Charles George Gordon, a devout Christian, is appointed military governor of Anglo-Egyptian Sudan by the Prime Minister. Ordered to evacuate Egyptians from the Sudan, Gordon stays on to protect the people of Khartoum, who are under ...
Style: epic, realistic, factual, talky, suspenseful ...
Plot: islam, politics, culture clash, imperialism, siege, wartime, military, colonialism, british empire, desert, war, adventure ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, victorian era, 18th century
Place: africa, sudan, england, egypt, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%