Movies and TV shows like David 1997

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David (1997)
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David (1997)
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, however, has incessant doubts about his mission. The influential prophet Samuel turns away from Saul in order to select a new king according to God's will: David. He is still a young boy, tending sheep in the fields, when, secretly Samuel oints him as the next king of the Israelites.
Style: exciting, atmospheric, epic, serious, captivating, realistic, biblical, based on the bible
Plot: prophet, heroes, battles, tragic hero, king, couple relations, religions or cults, royal family, ambition, oracle, love affair, couples, dishonesty, political unrest, rise to the top, folk hero, head of state, rivalry, underdog, leadership, state affairs, uninhibited rivalry, giant, family, bible ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, middle east

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, epic, captivating and realistic films and TV series with plots about society, state affairs, heroes, religions or cults, leadership, dishonesty and sword and sandal mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like David: Solomon (1997), Abraham (1993), The Bible: Moses (1995), Samson and Delilah (1996), Attila (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Solomon (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Czech Republic, Spain, USA, Netherlands, UK
Duration: 166 min.
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.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, epic, atmospheric ...
Plot: battles, heroes, legends and myths, couple relations, royal family, healing power, religions or cults, political unrest, fall in love, rivalry, society, betrayal ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, israel
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King David (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: This is a movie about the life of Israel's king David.
Style: epic, sentimental, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: rivalry, war, royal family, state affairs, adventure, dishonesty, heroes, tragic hero, religions or cults, bible, historical event, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: ancient history
Place: israel, middle east
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100%
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Abraham (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, Italy, USA, Czech Republic, France
Duration: 175 min.
Story: This engrossing dramatization of the life of Abraham, the most tested servant of God and the father of Judaism, spans from the patriarch's quest for the Promised Land to the sacrifice of his son, Isaac.
Style: serious, epic, psychological, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: bible, prophet, desert, heroic mission, miraculous event, redemption, society, adventure, human spirit, hopes, bible story, city ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, middle east, jordan
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Bible: Moses (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic, Netherlands, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 188 min.
Story: An ordinary man is called upon by God to do the impossible in this lovingly told production of the Old Testament story. When the Pharaoh of Egypt begins to tighten the noose on his Jewish slaves, Moses (Ben Kingsley) leads them to freedom. Philip ...
Style: biblical, epic, serious, based on the bible, disturbing ...
Plot: religions or cults, ten commandments, society, leadership, state affairs, danger, hopes, heroes, oracle, miraculous event, bible, exodus ...
Place: egypt, middle east, holy land, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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
Plot: good versus evil, femme fatale, betrayal, heroes, tragic hero, superhero, epic battle, battlefield, human spirit, vengeance, heroic mission, love affair ...
Time: ancient history
Place: persia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Jesus of Nazareth (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 382 min.
Story: Passion, beauty, and brilliant storytelling are all on display in this six-hour-plus epic from Italian director Franco Zeffirelli. Robert Powell is superb in the title role, and with the overwhelming success of this TV movie throughout the world, ...
Style: epic, serious, atmospheric, based on the bible, biblical ...
Plot: christianity, jesus, self sacrifice, roman empire, resurrection, jesus christ, back from the dead, faith, betrayal, miraculous event, execution, rabbi ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
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34%
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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
Plot: roman empire, julius caesar, dictatorship, politics, tragic hero, ambition, war hero, treason, emperor, rivalry, head of state, rise and fall ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 1st century b.c.
Place: egypt, middle east, europe, africa, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Saul and David (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: David of Bethlehem slays the giant and becomes a rival to King Saul.
Style: stylized, epic, gloomy, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: battles, legends and myths, political unrest, royal family, friendship, infidelity, rivalry, folk hero, state affairs, dishonesty, betrayal, friends ...
Time: ancient history
Place: middle east, holy land, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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St. Paul (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Czech Republic
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Director Roger Young (JOSEPH AND JESUS) presents this dramatic television miniseries that recounts the life of Paul (Johannes Brandrup) the Apostle of Jesus Christ. Originally known as Paul of Tarsus, Paul tortured and persecuted Christians until he ...
Style: realistic, serious, based on the bible, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: roman empire, folk hero, bible, christianity, apostle, christian, legends and myths, heroes, state affairs, bible story, ancient rome, father son relationship ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, rome italy, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 8K
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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30%
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Peter and Paul (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 198 min.
Story: Peter and Paul assume leadership of the Church as they struggle against violent opposition to the teachings of Christ and their own personal conflicts.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, epic, contemplative ...
Plot: state affairs, life is a bitch, clergy, hopes, dishonesty, obsessive quest, society, ambition, anti hero, injustice, religions or cults, against the odds ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: middle east, holy land, rome italy, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Jeremiah (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The young Jeremiah grows up in a priest's family in the village of Anathoth, near Jerusalem. God appears to Jeremiah in different human guises on several occasions, and makes it clear to him that he has been selected to announce God's ...
Style: sincere, epic, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: prophet, oracle, dishonesty, life is a bitch, society, heroes, escapades, religions or cults, false accusation, heroic mission, village, bible ...
Time: ancient history
Place: middle east, israel, egypt, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Jacob (1994)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Germany, USA, France, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Austria, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In this inspiring tale from the book of Genesis, young shepherd Jacob (Matthew Modine) falls in love with and wants to marry Rachel (Lara Flynn Boyle), the daughter of his Uncle Laban (Giancarlo Giannini). Lacking a dowry, Jacob toils seven years as ...
Style: epic, serious, realistic, christian film, biblical
Plot: religions or cults, family relations, love and romance, folk hero, master and servant, tragic hero, dishonesty, society, power relations, parents and children, redemption, love triangle ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Sodom and Gomorrah (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Sex, torture and betrayal in Biblical Sodom and Gomorrah. Lot, leader of the Hebrews, believes his people can co-exist with the Sodomites, a disastrous decision.
Style: epic, stylized, atmospheric, exciting, serious ...
Plot: slave, state affairs, chaos and mayhem, social decay, self discovery, miraculous event, leadership, adventure, rescue, society, heroes, graphic violence ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, middle east
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29%
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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, serious, captivating ...
Plot: jesus, sword and sandal, redemption, jesus christ, haunted by the past, human spirit, betrayal, hopes, religions or cults, heroes, tragic hero, clergy ...
Time: 1st century
Place: rome italy, middle east, europe, holy land, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, based on the bible, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: save the day, old testament, battlefield, queen, medieval, destiny, royal court, rise to the top, royal family, betrayal, anti semitism, female protagonist ...
Time: ancient history
Place: persia, egypt, israel, iran
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28%
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Napoleon (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany, Italy, Canada, USA, UK, Hungary, Spain, Czech Republic
Duration: 357 min.
Story: The year is 1816, and NAPOLEON, held prisoner by the British on the island of St. Helena, is telling the young English girl BETSY his life story.
Style: captivating, exciting, realistic, serious, epic ...
Plot: napoleon bonaparte, napoleonic wars, rise and fall, napoleon, conquering, battles, leadership, rise to the top, ambition, politics, society, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1800s, 1810s, 1790s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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King of Kings (1961)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 168 min.
Story: Who is Jesus, and why does he impact all he meets? He is respected and reviled, emulated and accused, beloved, betrayed, and finally crucified. Yet that terrible fate would not be the end of the story.
Style: epic, biblical, serious, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: redemption, betrayal, jesus, state affairs, tragic hero, political unrest, heroic mission, injustice, christianity, life is a bitch, dishonesty, unfulfillment ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem, egypt, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Moses the Lawgiver (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Story of Moses. Originally a TV Miniseries recut for theaters
Style: epic, atmospheric, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: desert, folk hero, hopes, heroes, leadership, oracle, religions or cults, heroic mission, against the odds, escapades, society, ambition ...
Time: ancient history
Place: middle east, egypt, africa, holy land
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27%
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: epic, biblical, captivating, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: jesus christ, betrayal, desert, miraculous event, temptation, jesus, redemption, chosen one, hopes, leadership, society, tragic hero ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, jerusalem, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Antagonists (1981)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 394 min.
Story: After the destruction of the Second Temple, 900 Jewish zealots hold out against a 5000 man Roman legion on the mountaintop fortress of Masada.
Style: epic, captivating, tense, exciting, serious ...
Plot: roman empire, desert, battles, siege, tragic hero, military, rebelliousness, political unrest, politics, war, human spirit, state affairs ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history
Place: israel, holy land, middle east, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 4K
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 ...
Style: epic, stylized, captivating, serious
Plot: roman empire, ancient rome, cleopatra, julius caesar, ancient egypt, heroes, state affairs, manipulations, dishonesty, couples, unfulfillment, betrayal ...
Time: 1st century b.c.
Place: egypt, rome italy, europe, africa, middle east
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26%
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Jesus (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Germany, USA, France, Spain, Czech Republic, Netherlands, UK
Duration: 240 min.
Story: The film is notable for presenting a more human Jesus, compared to more solemn portrayals in earlier films; here Jesus laughs and cries like anyone else. Among other things, he weeps at Joseph’s funeral, throws stones in Lake Galilee when meeting ...
Style: realistic, serious, epic, based on the bible, surprise ending ...
Plot: bible, jesus christ, christianity, resurrection, jewish, hopes, society, religions or cults, sin, leadership, jesus, death of protagonist ...
Place: palestine
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26%
The Final Inquiry (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: It is the year 33 of the Vulgar Era. The Emperor Tiberius is troubled by strange phenomena, an earthquake and the sky turning black as an eclipse. His astrologers give him fair warning: their omens indicate that the world is in the throes of a great ...
Style: serious, captivating, emotional, realistic, christian film
Plot: betrayal, life is a bitch, dishonesty, roman empire, state affairs, supernatural, unfulfillment, tragic hero, folk hero, deadly, rabbi, religions or cults ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
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
Plot: roman empire, emperor, politics, historical character, religions or cults, political intrigue, political unrest, lust, christianity, battles, rebelliousness, power struggle ...
Time: ancient history
Place: rome italy, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.7
 18K
Son of God (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: The life story of Jesus is told from his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection.
Style: based on the bible, uplifting, captivating, epic, stylized ...
Plot: jesus christ, religions or cults, chosen one, tragic hero, prophet, resurrection, torture, clergy, idealism, belief, society, redemption ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.7
 15K
I, Claudius (1976)
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 ...
Plot: roman empire, emperor, political intrigue, power struggle, ambition, betrayal, intrigue, ancient, prophecy, family feud, conspiracy, rivalry ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 1K
Elizabeth R (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When Elizabeth Tudor comes to the throne, her (male) advisors know she has to marry. Doesn't she?
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, factual
Plot: palace intrigue, queen elizabeth i, queen, royal family, political conspiracy, throne, betrayal, state affairs, rise to the top, tragic hero, dishonesty, political unrest ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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
Plot: gladiator, roman empire, rebellion, ancient rome, battles, slavery, sword fight, gory, warrior, sword and sandal, rebel, strong sexual content ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%