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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, modern day adaptation
Plot: conspiracy, royal family, betrayal, love and romance, couples, society, gender, dishonesty, state affairs, king, friendship, queen, gay, anal rape, throne, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, couple relations, homosexual, curse, palace intrigue, male homosexuality, christmas, sex, vampire ...
Time: 14th century, 90s
Place: london

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Most similar movies to Edward II

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, stylized and sexy films with plots about couples, love and romance, romance, couple relations, dishonesty, royal family and kiss mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like Edward II: Augustus (2003), W.E. (2011), A Frozen Flower (2008), Caravaggio (1986), Mad Love (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Augustus (2003)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Italy, Germany, France, Spain, Austria
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Caesar Augustus tells of how he became the emperor to his reluctant daughter, Julia following the death of her husband Agrippa.
Style: realistic, serious, epic, stylized, exciting ...
Plot: roman empire, ancient history, ancient rome, politics, emperor, intrigue, assassination, betrayal, roman emperor, leadership, state affairs, tragic hero ...
Time: 1st century b.c., 1st century
Place: rome italy, alexandria egypt, europe, egypt, macedonia ...
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 6.1
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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, love and romance, romance, couples, love affair, obsession, husband wife relationship, brother brother relationship, extramarital affair ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s, 1940s, 1910s ...
Place: paris france, cannes, new york, london, manhattan new york city
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71%
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, captivating, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, love triangle, adultery, gay love, love and romance, royal family, unrequited love, gay, love affair, intrigue, gay relationship, sword fight ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century, 13th century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.5
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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, life is a bitch, lifestyle, art, painting, artist, lgbt, gay, infidelity ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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: sexy, captivating, serious, melancholic, gothic ...
Plot: betrayal, intrigue, love and romance, politics, infidelity, obsession, tragic hero, dishonesty, state affairs, rivalry, society, isolation ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century, 1920s, 18th century
Place: spain, austria, europe, portugal, flanders ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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, realistic, serious, light, sincere ...
Plot: betrayal, fall in love, unrequited love, unfulfilled love, friendship, couples, romance, love affair, society, secret, father daughter relationship, adultery ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, victorian era
Place: england, europe, cornwall, yorkshire, ireland ...
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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, sexual ...
Plot: gay teenager, child abuse, male prostitute, working class, hidden identity, couple relations, social differences, frame up, love and romance, society, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 70s, year 1978
Place: london, england, paris france, france, europe ...
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60%
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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: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: king of england, ambition, romance, betrayal, head of state, dishonesty, intrigue, infidelity, royal family, state affairs, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe
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The Crown Prince (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Austria, France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 105 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, couples, politics, state affairs, royal family, forbidden love, parents and children, intrigue, tragic hero, love and romance, dishonesty ...
Time: 1890s
Place: austria, europe, vienna
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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, realistic, serious
Plot: royal court, master and servant, lesbian subtext, revolution, royal family, king, power relations, state affairs, society, life is a bitch, downfall, lady in waiting ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s
Place: versailles, france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, experimental, sexy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: ancient rome, homoeroticism, gay, soldier, military, torture, execution, fight, exile, gender, society, gays and lesbians ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: royal court, king, queen, seduction, royal family, love triangle, siblings relations, intrigue, aristocracy, mistress, betrayal, marriage ...
Time: 16th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, france, london, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Desire (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In 1945 Spain a young man with Nazi contacts fell in love with a left wing family woman.
Style: stylized, sentimental, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: dangerous attraction, love triangle, love affair, nazism, society, romance, political unrest, state affairs, love and romance, infidelity, betrayal, dishonesty ...
Time: 1930s
Place: spain, madrid, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: serious, realistic, rough, psychological, factual ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, gay lead character, social differences, society, romance, youth, golden years, equality, boarding school life, politics, boarding school ...
Time: 80s, post world war two, year 1983, 1930s
Place: england, russia, europe, britain, ussr ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, sentimental, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: homosexuality, gay, gay lead character, obsession, gays and lesbians, hypocrisy, courtroom drama, male homosexuality, writer's life, prison, gay slur, gay relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 90s
Place: england, europe, ireland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: romantic, serious, captivating, stylized, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, forbidden love, interracial relations, royal family, culture clash, social differences, love and romance, opposites attract, palace, state affairs, mistress, love story ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
Place: thailand, asia, southeast asia, burma, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Other Boleyn Girl (2003)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on the controversial novel by Philippa Gregory, "The Other Boleyn Girl" is a fictionalised account of the life of Lady Mary Boleyn (Natascha McElhone) who becomes mistress to England's king, Henry VIII (Jared Harris), before ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized, sexy
Plot: mistress, royal family, infidelity, sister, blind ambition, intrigue, love and romance, uninhibited rivalry, royal court, rise to the top, romance, betrayal ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: serious, realistic, stylized, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: royal family, political intrigue, family relations, parents and children, infidelity, uninhibited rivalry, couple relations, romance, dishonesty, rivalry, state affairs, couples ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, rise and fall, fall in love, medicine, plague, jealousy, romance, love and romance, human spirit, love triangle, royal family, couple relations ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century, 1930s, 19th century
Place: england, london, europe, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: realistic, serious, sexual, sexy
Plot: politics, love triangle, infidelity, obsession, unfulfillment, intrigue, dishonesty, prodigy, society, state affairs, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: europe, england, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, epic, stylized, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: politics, conspiracy, intrigue, romance, couples, state affairs, love and romance, royal family, couple relations, revenge, dishonesty, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: france, europe, versailles, paris france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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: realistic, serious, emotional, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: tragic love, infidelity, forbidden love, revolution, politics, romance, royal family, hopes, state affairs, society, rebelliousness, fall in love ...
Time: 1880s, 19th century
Place: austria, england, italy, europe, venice ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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The Tudors (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Ireland, Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, royal court, love triangle, queen, king, royal family, intrigue, aristocracy, throne, betrayal, power struggle, heir ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 6.2
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The Libertine (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The story of John Wilmot, a.k.a. the Earl of Rochester, a 17th century poet who famously drank and debauched his way to an early grave, only to earn posthumous critical acclaim for his life's work.
Style: stylized, serious, melancholic, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: libertine, poet, infidelity, alcoholic, love and romance, actor's life, rebel, fired from the job, dying, dysfunctional marriage, writers, temptation ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Ciao (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two men meet and fall in love under the least joyous of circumstances in this low-key drama from writer and director Yen Tan.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, romantic, queer cinema
Plot: gays and lesbians, friendship, gay relationship, couples, friends, love and romance, coming out, gender, opposites attract, computers and web, gay, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: italy, europe, dallas texas, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
 10K
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, tragic love, murder, racism, jealousy, vengeance, love and romance, rivalry, couples, friends ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 18th century, 1930s
Place: venice, italy, europe, mediterranean sea, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Charles II: The Power and The Passion (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 188 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: serious, realistic, epic, baroque
Plot: king, royal family, politics, mistress, social differences, rise and fall, ambition, political unrest, rebelliousness, political intrigue, infidelity, rivalry ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, europe, holland, london, netherlands ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Japan, Germany, USA
Duration: 114 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 ...
Plot: eroticism, rivalry, fall in love, wrestling, massage, politics, wedding, sex, romance, vengeance, love triangle, love and romance ...
Time: 16th century
Place: india, asia, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Brotherhood (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Former Danish servicemen Lars and Jimmy are thrown together while training in a neo-Nazi group. Moving from hostility through grudging admiration to friendship and finally passion, events take a darker turn when their illicit relationship is ...
Style: serious, emotional, captivating, realistic, tense ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, racism, homosexuality, friendship, love affair, forbidden love, couples, love and romance, tragic love, self discovery, unlikely couple ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.1
 7K
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: sincere, realistic, serious, captivating, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: corporal punishment, political intrigue, romance, politics, conspiracy, royal family, political unrest, state affairs, unfulfillment, tragic hero, betrayal, tuberculosis ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 19th century, 1930s, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%