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Gormenghast (2000)
 7.5
 3K
Gormenghast (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 232 min.
Story: A four-episode television serial based on the Gormenghast series by Mervyn Peake. It was produced and broadcast by the BBC. Gormenghast is an ancient city-state which primarily consists of a rambling and crumbling castle. The narrative, based on the first two of the three Gormenghast novels by Mervyn Peake, begins with the birth of a son, Titus, to the 76th Earl, Sepulchrave Groan, and Countess Gertrude. This mismatched pair (he'd prefer the melancholy privacy of his library; she'd prefer the company of her menagerie of cats and birds) also have a teenaged daughter, Fuchsia, who resents her new brother but comes to love him dearly. Simultaneously, a young kitchen apprentice, Steerpike, takes advantage of an altercation between head cook Swelter and the Earl's manservant, Mr. Flay, and escapes from the kitchens. Gormenghast is rigidly feudal in structure, but Steerpike has ambitions.
Style: atmospheric, serious, epic
Plot: arson, intrigue, adventure, dragon, monster, twins, heroes, family relations, ancient, betrayal, parents and children, lookalikes, good versus evil, blind ambition, social differences, society, political unrest, rise to the top, escapades, siblings relations, rivalry, leadership, master and servant, state affairs, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: ancient history

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, epic, exciting and stylized films and TV series with plots about rivalry, heroes, adventure, escapades, danger, heroic mission and state affairs mostly in Drama, Adventure and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Gormenghast: Game of Thrones (2011), Earthsea (2004), Merlin (1998), Children of Dune (2003), Solomon (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Game of Thrones (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 57 min.
Story: Seven noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros. Friction between the houses leads to full-scale war. All while a very ancient evil awakens in the farthest north. Amidst the war, a neglected military order of misfits, the ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, sexual, epic, stylized ...
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 5.8
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Earthsea (2004)
Genre: Fantasy, Drama, Adventure
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A reckless youth is destined to become the greatest sorcerer that the mystical land of Earthsea has ever known...
Style: stylized, serious, epic, captivating
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 7.1
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Merlin (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 182 min.
Story: The legendary wizard tells his story of his war against Queen Mab of the Sidhe and his creation of Camelot.
Style: atmospheric, exciting, stylized, serious, epic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: witch, betrayal, good versus evil, knight, king arthur, vengeance, rescue, adventure, christianity, supernatural, camelot, dragon ...
Time: middle ages
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Children of Dune (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 235 min.
Story: Under Paul ‘Muad'Dib’ Atreides' rule as Emperor, the planet Arrakis has enjoyed a renaissance. However, the revolution that Muad'dib inspired has transformed into a brutal jihad that has plunged all of humanity into a bitter, ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
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Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.6
 611
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: atmospheric, serious, sincere, realistic, epic ...
Plot: rivalry, royal family, political unrest, heroes, fall in love, leadership, tragic hero, healing power, politics, betrayal, religions or cults, battles ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.9
 65K
Merlin (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The unlikely friendship between Merlin, a young man gifted with extraordinary magical powers, and Prince Arthur, heir to the crown of Camelot.
Style: humorous, stylized, captivating, exciting, epic ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: legends and myths, knight, supernatural ability, magical, adventure, king, imaginary kingdom, supernatural, heroes, wizards and magicians, royal family, dragon ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 8.8
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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, serious, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: roman empire, emperor, political intrigue, power struggle, ambition, betrayal, ancient, intrigue, rivalry, family feud, prophecy, murder ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 314 min.
Story: A new adaptation of the classic novel by Henry Fielding of the life, loves and adventures of the charming rascal Tom Jones. A foundling child born of a serving wench but allowed to grow up in the privileged surroundings of Squire Allworthy's ...
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, witty
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Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Storyteller: Greek Myths (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A storyteller in a labyrinth tells his dog the stories of Perseus and Medusa, Icarus and Daedalus, Theseus and the Minotaur, and Orpheus and Euridyce.
Style: exciting, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: greek, monster, curses spells and rituals, imaginary, escapades, imaginary kingdom, legends and myths, god or devil, tragic hero, prince, rivalry, princess ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Jason and the Argonauts (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Turkey
Duration: 180 min.
Story: One of the most legendary adventures in all mythology is brought to life in Jason and the Argonauts, an epic saga of good and evil. As a mere boy Jason, the heir to the kingdom of Ancient Greece, witnesses the murder of his father at the hands of ...
Style: stylized, serious, epic
Audience: boys' night, kids, family outing
Plot: sailing ship, greek god, greek mythology, sword and sorcery, imaginary kingdom, redemption, intrigue, danger, murder, royal family, heroes, leadership ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient greece, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Knights of Bloodsteel (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 240 min.
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Style: epic, exciting, semi serious, atmospheric
Audience: kids, family outing, teens
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.3
 2K
Neverwhere (1996)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Richard Mayhew leads an ordinary life in London when one day a girl named Door falls, injured, across his path. The next thing he knows, his life is gone and he's pulled into the fantastical world of London Below. Pursued by the murderous ...
Style: offbeat, serious, atmospheric, stylized, dark humor
Plot: imaginary kingdom, angel, adventure, imaginary, danger, escapades, rivalry, good versus evil, supernatural, heroes, magic, london underground ...
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.1
 711
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, ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, epic, realistic, captivating ...
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 5.8
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Duration: 240 min.
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 7.5
 927
Ivanhoe (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 270 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Rich Man, Poor Man (1976)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 60 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 8.1
 62K
The Tudors (2007)
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Country: Ireland, Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 60 min.
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Style: serious, captivating, stylized, sexual, factual ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Scarlet Pimpernel (1999)
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Duration: 540 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.5
 2K
Empire (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 360 min.
Story: As Conqueror Julius Caesar is drawing his last breath, he swears Tyrannus—Rome's finest warrior—to an oath to protect his successor, Octavius, his 18-year-old nephew. Tyrannus and Octavius are forced into exile to protect the young man from ...
Style: realistic, epic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Krod Mandoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire (2009)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 30 min.
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 7.1
 17K
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Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada, Germany, Italy
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Style: epic, atmospheric, stylized, bleak, serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
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Style: fairy tale, feel good, semi serious, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.6
 1K
Roar (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Roar is an American television show that originally aired on the Fox network in July 1997. In the year AD 400, a young Irish man, Conor, sets out to rid his land of the invading Romans, but in order to accomplish this, he must unite the Celtic clans.
Style: offbeat, exciting, serious
Plot: escapades, adventure, wizards and magicians, leadership, heroes, supernatural, danger, island, orphan, state affairs, master warrior, rivalry ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Princess of Thieves (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Sherwood forest has a courageous new hero - Gwyn, the daughter of Robin Hood. Possessing the cunning skills of her legendary father and the beauty and intelligence of her mother Maid Marian, Gwyn is anxious to follow in her father's footsteps. ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, tense, captivating, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: rescue, family, heroes, royal family, folk hero, good versus evil, robin hood, dishonesty, assassination, adventure, escapades, tough girl ...
Time: middle ages
Place: dungeon, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 8.4
 450K
Lost (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Stripped of everything, the survivors of a horrific plane crash must work together to stay alive. But the island holds many secrets.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, exciting, enigmatic, emotional ...
Plot: island, survival, destiny, adventure, danger, death, lost, leadership, air disaster, human nature, survivor, mysterious character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
In the Beginning (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 189 min.
Story: Biblical tales from the books of Genesis and Exodus, including the stories of Abraham's devotion and Joseph's betrayal.
Style: epic, semi serious
Plot: adventure, miraculous event, heroic mission, state affairs, siblings relations, desert, plague, rescue, society, redemption, imaginary, hopes ...
Place: middle east, egypt, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Royal Hunt of the Sun (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The Spanish explorer Pizarro captures the Inca god-chief Atahualpa and promises to free him upon the delivery of a hoard of gold. But Pizarro finds himself torn between his desire for conquest and his sense of honor after friendship and respect ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious
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 6.1
 1K
Marco Polo (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
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Style: realistic, atmospheric, stylized, serious, epic ...
Plot: adventurer, state affairs, escapades, hopes, heroic mission, political unrest, adventure, rivalry, society, battles, religions or cults, orphan ...
Time: middle ages
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%