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Edward II (1991)
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Edward II (1991)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In this Derek Jarman version of Christopher Marlowe's Elizabethan drama, in modern costumes and settings, Plantagenet king Edward II hands the power-craving nobility the perfect excuse by taking as lover besides his diplomatic wife, the French princess Isabel, not an acceptable lady at court but the ambitious Piers Gaveston, who uses his favor in bed even to wield political influence - the stage is set for a palace revolt which sends the gay pair from the throne to a terminal torture dungeon.
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, factual, sincere
Plot: conspiracy, royal family, betrayal, love and romance, society, couples, dishonesty, gender, state affairs, anal rape, king, friendship, queen, gay, throne, couple relations, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, homosexual, male male kiss, palace intrigue, male homosexuality, vampire, christmas, sex ...
Time: 14th century, 90s
Place: london

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, stylized and sexy films with plots about royal family, couples, love and romance, romance, state affairs, betrayal and dishonesty mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like Edward II: The Crown Prince (2006), The Affair of the Necklace (2001), Caravaggio (1986), A Frozen Flower (2008), W.E. (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Crown Prince (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Austria, France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A great Empire, once famous for its enlightened traditions, is taken over by a ruthless political establishment. Religious fundamentalists and national separatists are tearing at the fabric of its liberal society. Under the influence of his ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: family relations, betrayal, state affairs, politics, parents and children, royal family, forbidden love, couples, tragic hero, intrigue, dishonesty, infidelity ...
Time: 1890s
Place: austria, europe, vienna
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The Affair of the Necklace (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In pre-Revolutionary France, a young aristocratic woman left penniless by the political unrest in the country, must avenge her family's fall from grace by scheming to steal a priceless necklace.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, stylized, epic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: politics, conspiracy, intrigue, romance, love and romance, state affairs, couples, royal family, couple relations, revenge, dishonesty, male female relationship ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: france, europe, paris france, versailles, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Caravaggio (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: As influential Italian artist Caravaggio dies in exile in 1610, he recalls his short life, from his childhood to his initial artistic failures to his later triumphs as he catches the eye of a sympathetic cardinal to his destructive relationship with ...
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, atmospheric, factual ...
Plot: sexual relations, love triangle, painter, rise and fall, lifestyle, life is a bitch, art, painting, artist, lgbt, gay, gender ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century, 1500s
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
A Frozen Flower (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A historical drama set in the Koryo dynasty and focused on the relationship between a king and his bodyguard. Under the dominance of Yuan Dynasty China, the king of Goryeo Dynasty Korea is pressured to produce a successor to the throne. Unable to ...
Style: sexual, touching, atmospheric, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: adultery, gays and lesbians, love triangle, love and romance, love affair, royal family, sword fight, unrequited love, intrigue, rivalry, political intrigue, political unrest ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century, 14th century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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W.E. (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In 1998, an auction of the estate of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor causes great excitement. For one woman, Wally Winthrop, it has much more meaning. Wally becomes obsessed by their historic love story. As she learns more about the sacrifices ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, melancholic, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, true love, royal family, infidelity, obsession, love affair, couples, love and romance, romance, husband wife relationship, extramarital affair, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1910s, 1930s, 1990s ...
Place: cannes, manhattan new york city, london, new york, paris france
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52%
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Sebastiane (1976)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Rome, AD 303. Emperor Diocletian demotes his favourite, Sebastian, from captain of the palace guard to the rank of common soldier and banishes him to a remote coastal outpost where his fellow soldiers, weakened by their desires, turn to homosexual ...
Style: erotic, sexy, experimental, controversial, captivating ...
Plot: ancient rome, gay, military, soldier, fight, execution, torture, exile, homoeroticism, sexual relations, society, gender ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Mad Love (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Spain, Italy, Portugal, France
Duration: 115 min.
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 ...
Time: 1500s, 15th century, 16th century, 1920s, 18th century
Place: spain, austria, europe, portugal, flanders ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, stylized, sexual, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: queen, king, royal court, royal family, siblings relations, seduction, love triangle, intrigue, betrayal, family relations, palace intrigue, jealousy ...
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A Royal Affair (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Czech Republic, Germany
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A young queen falls in love with her physician, and they start a revolution that changes their nation forever.
Style: stylized, realistic, captivating, factual, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: king, queen, royal family, love affair, love triangle, royal court, high society, aristocracy, period piece, coup d'etat, tragic love, marriage ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 1770s, year 1968, 1920s
Place: europe, denmark, england, copenhagen denmark, copenhagen ...
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Henry VIII (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 193 min.
Story: Henry VIII is a two-part British television movie produced principally by Granada Television for ITV. It chronicles the life of Henry VIII of England from the disintegration of his first marriage to an aging Spanish princess until his death ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: king of england, ambition, romance, infidelity, dishonesty, intrigue, royal family, head of state, state affairs, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, clergy ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1500s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Another Country (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the 1930s, Guy Bennett and Tommy Judd are friends because they are both outsiders in their own ways. Bennett is openly gay, Judd is a Marxist. It explores his homosexuality and exposure to Marxism, while examining the hypocrisy and snobbery ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, factual, psychological ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, gay lead character, social differences, society, golden years, youth, romance, equality, boarding school, politics, gay slur ...
Time: 80s, year 1983, 1930s
Place: england, russia, europe, britain, soviet union ...
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40%
Anna and the King (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The story of the romance between the King of Siam (now Thailand) and the widowed British school teacher Anna Leonowens during the 1860s. Anna teaches the children and becomes romanced by the King. She convinces him that a man can be loved by just ...
Style: serious, captivating, romantic, stylized, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: interracial relations, royal family, forbidden love, fall in love, love and romance, opposites attract, social differences, culture clash, palace, politics, death sentence, royal court ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
Place: thailand, asia, burma, southeast asia, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Basil (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A lonely young aristocrat in turn-of the century England struggles to meet the approval of his over-bearing, class-conscious father while trying to please the selfish woman he loves.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, light, sincere ...
Plot: fall in love, betrayal, friendship, couples, romance, love affair, society, unfulfilled love, father daughter relationship, adultery, secret, unrequited love ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london, cornwall, yorkshire ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Other Boleyn Girl (2003)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: captivating, realistic, serious, stylized, sexy
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Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Lion in Winter (2003)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: King Henry II (Patrick Stewart) keeps his wife, Eleanor (Glenn Close) locked away in the towers because of her frequent attempts to overthrow him. With Eleanor out of the way he can have his dalliances with his young mistress (Yuliya Vysotskaya). ...
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: royal family, political intrigue, family relations, parents and children, infidelity, couple relations, uninhibited rivalry, state affairs, rivalry, romance, dishonesty, couples ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Lady Caroline Lamb (1972)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Lady Caroline Lamb, dissatisfied in her marriage, has an affair with the dashing Romantic poet Lord Byron.
Style: sexual, sexy, realistic, serious
Plot: politics, obsession, love triangle, infidelity, prodigy, intrigue, society, state affairs, dishonesty, head of state, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: europe, england, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Farewell, My Queen (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A look at the relationship between Marie Antoinette and one of her readers during the final days of the French Revolution.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: royal court, master and servant, revolution, royal family, french revolution, state affairs, power relations, lesbian subtext, life is a bitch, society, palaces castles and temples, downfall ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 1780s
Place: versailles, france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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AKA (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A story of a disaffected youth's search for love, status, and identity in late 1970s Britain. 18-year old Dean is handsome and bright, but feels hampered by his working-class background and by his family. In order to make something of himself, ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: gay teenager, child abuse, male prostitute, working class, hidden identity, frame up, social differences, couple relations, couples, society, love and romance, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, year 1978
Place: paris france, london, england, europe, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The Tudors (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Ireland, Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: The Tudors is a history-based drama series following the young, vibrant King Henry VIII, a competitive and lustful monarch who navigates the intrigues of the English court and the human heart with equal vigor and justifiable suspicion.
Style: captivating, stylized, serious, sexual, realistic ...
Plot: historical character, queen, royal court, king, royal family, intrigue, love triangle, couple relations, throne, betrayal, aristocracy, king of england ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, renaissance
Place: england, europe
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Mayerling (1968)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria (Omar Sharif) clashes with his father, Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria (James Mason), over implementing progressive policies for their country. Ava Gardner plays his mother Empress Elisabeth. Rudolf soon feels he is ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: tragic love, forbidden love, politics, revolution, infidelity, royal family, romance, rebelliousness, fall in love, society, state affairs, hopes ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: austria, england, italy, venice, europe ...
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36%
The Young Victoria (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: From Academy Award® winners Graham King and Martin Scorsese, along with the makers of Gosford Park and The Departed, comes the story of Queen Victoria’s early rise to power. From an object of a royal power-struggle to her romantic courtship and ...
Style: touching, realistic, dramatic, factual, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
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Lady Jane (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 136 min.
Story: The death of King Henry VIII throws his kingdom into chaos because of succession disputes. His weak son Edward, is on his deathbed. Anxious to keep England true to the Reformation, a scheming minister John Dudley marries off his son, Guildford to ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, emotional, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
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Time: 16th century, middle ages, 19th century, 1930s, 18th century
Place: england, london, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Restoration (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An aspiring young physician, Robert Merivel found himself in the service of King Charles II and saves the life of someone close to the King. Merivel joins the King's court and lives the high life provided to someone of his position. Merivel is ...
Style: serious, emotional, captivating, factual, intense ...
Plot: redemption, fall in love, rise and fall, medicine, plague, jealousy, romance, love and romance, couple relations, human spirit, love triangle, royal family ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century, 1930s, 19th century
Place: england, london, europe, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Augustus (2003)
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: epic, stylized, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: roman empire, politics, emperor, intrigue, assassination, betrayal, ancient rome, roman emperor, ambition, state affairs, leadership, royal family ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c., 1st century
Place: rome italy, europe, alexandria egypt, greece, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, India, UK, Japan, Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Tara and Maya are two inseparable friends in India. Their tastes, habits, and hobbies are the same. Years later, the two have matured, but have maintained their friendship. Tara gets married to the local prince, Raj Singh, who soon succeeds the ...
Style: sexual, sexy, erotic, stylized, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Wilde (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Japan, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The story of Oscar Wilde, genius, poet, playwright and the First Modern Man. The self-realisation of his homosexuality caused Wilde enormous torment as he juggled marriage, fatherhood and responsibility with his obsessive love for Lord Alfred ...
Style: homoerotic, touching, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: homosexuality, gay, gay lead character, obsession, gays and lesbians, hypocrisy, gay protagonist, courtroom drama, writer's life, prison, gay slur, homosexual ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 90s, victorian england
Place: england, europe, ireland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Last King (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 235 min.
TV show
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: epic, serious, realistic, baroque
Plot: king, royal family, mistress, politics, ambition, rise and fall, social differences, political unrest, revolution, head of state, romance, society ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, holland, europe, netherlands, versailles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.8
 9K
Othello (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The evil Iago pretends to be friend of Othello in order to manipulate him to serve his own end in the film version of this Shakespeare classic.
Style: tense, melancholic, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: black man white woman relationship, interracial relations, betrayal, vengeance, tragic love, murder, racism, jealousy, couples, love and romance, rivalry, friends ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 18th century, 1930s
Place: italy, venice, europe, mediterranean sea, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Gunpowder, Treason & Plot (2004)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 205 min.
Story: A BBC miniseries based loosely on the lives of Mary, Queen of Scots, and her son James I of England.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: royal family, king, execution, power, horse riding, conspiracy, betrayal, treason, coronation, rivalry, spy, monarchy ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century
Place: scotland, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Hamlet (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Japan, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: David Tennant stars in a film of the Royal Shakespeare Company's award-winning production of Shakespeare's great play. Director Gregory Doran's modern-dress production was hailed by the critics as thrilling, fast-moving and, in parts, ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: royal court, betrayal, revenge, queen, murder, tragic hero, rivalry, stepfather stepson relationship, royal family, intrigue, state affairs, heroes ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%