Movies and TV shows like Gormenghast

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Gormenghast (2000)
 7.4
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Gormenghast (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 232 min.
TV show
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, captivating
Plot: intrigue, master and servant, blind ambition, rise to the top, adventure, social differences, leadership, family relations, betrayal, parents and children, lookalikes, society, political unrest, escapades, rivalry, state affairs, uninhibited rivalry, castle, arson, dragon, monster, twins, heroes, ancient, good versus evil ...
Time: ancient history

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, captivating, epic and realistic films and TV series with plots about rivalry, heroes, adventure, escapades, danger, dishonesty and state affairs mostly in Drama, Adventure and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Gormenghast: Game of Thrones (2011), Neverwhere (1996), Earthsea (2004), Merlin (1998), The Mists of Avalon (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Game of Thrones (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 57 min.
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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, sexual, twists and turns, stylized, epic ...
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Neverwhere (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
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Earthsea (2004)
Genre: Fantasy, Drama, Adventure
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: A reckless youth is destined to become the greatest sorcerer that the mystical land of Earthsea has ever known...
Style: captivating, serious, stylized, epic
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 182 min.
TV show
Story: The legendary wizard tells his story of his war against Queen Mab of the Sidhe and his creation of Camelot.
Style: exciting, atmospheric, fairy tale, light, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: king arthur, wizards and magicians, knight, dragon, good versus evil, wizards, adventure, witch, betrayal, sorcerer, supernatural, friendship ...
Time: middle ages
Place: london
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100%
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The Mists of Avalon (2001)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Czech Republic, Germany, USA
Duration: 183 min.
TV show
Story: A unique re-working of the Arthurian epic, based on the novel by Marion Zimmer Bradley, The Mists of Avalon tells the familiar tale but with an important twist: The story is told through the eyes of the women who wielded power behind King ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, epic, serious, entertaining ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: imaginary, heroes, wizards and magicians, legends and myths, sword fight, magic, state affairs, escapades, adventure, obsessive quest, family relations, siblings relations ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Children of Dune (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 235 min.
TV show
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, serious, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
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47%
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I, Claudius (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 650 min.
TV show
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, realistic ...
Plot: roman empire, emperor, political intrigue, power struggle, ambition, betrayal, intrigue, incest, ancient, family feud, prophecy, conspiracy ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
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Rubi (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Rubí is a Mexican telenovela produced by José Alberto Castro for Televisa. It is based on a short story by Yolanda Vargas Dulché, published as a serial on the 1960s Mexican comic book Lágrimas, Risas y Amor. Bárbara Mori stars as a dual ...
Style: emotional, captivating, realistic, serious
Audience: girls' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
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43%
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Marco Polo (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: An epic adventure that follows the early years of the famous explorer as he travels the exotic Silk Road to the great Kublai Khan’s court. But Marco soon finds that navigating the Khan’s world of greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry will ...
Style: captivating, exciting, epic, atmospheric, serious ...
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Marco Polo (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Assigned to accompany two priests on a mission to convert the court of Kublai Khan to Christianity, Marco Polo is abandoned in the mountains when the priests, doubting the very existence of China, turn back. Polo eventually pushes bravely forth ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, exciting, captivating, serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 314 min.
TV show
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: serious, realistic, exciting, witty
Plot: estate, adventure, manipulations, love and romance, adventurer, society, dishonesty, romance, rise to the top, master and servant, family relations, vicious ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Lost World (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA, Germany
Duration: 150 min.
TV show
Story: This Lost World is a splendid BBC TV dramatisation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous adventure story. Bob Hoskins makes an unusually genial Professor Challenger, far less of a bully than Doyle's character, but his slightly stereotyped ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, exciting, psychotronic
Audience: family outing
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
House of Hancock (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
TV show
Story: House of Hancock tells the epic true story of the Hancock dynasty and the bizarre love triangle that emerged between Lang, his daughter Gina, and his beautiful Filipina housekeeper Rose.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.6
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Solomon (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Czech Republic, Spain, USA, Netherlands, UK
Duration: 166 min.
TV show
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: biblical, realistic, serious, sincere, epic ...
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Evermoor (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A young girl and her blended family move to the small cottage town of Evermoor. All is well until sinister things start to happen, magic tapestries, an enchanted typewriter. Only a few of the strange things found in the town of Evermoor.
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Audience: pre-teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Leyla ile Mecnun (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 80 min.
TV show
Story: Leyla ile Mecnun is a Turkish television comedy series. The show is set in Istanbul, Turkey and premiered in 2011 on TRT. The series is a surreal and absurd comedy that revolves around the fictional love story between Leyla and Mecnun.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, surreal, captivating, offbeat ...
Plot: social differences, love and romance, rich and poor, family relations, young woman, society, poverty, parents and children, destiny, young man, taxi driver, love ...
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Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Nicolas Le Floch (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Paris, 1761. Brilliant young Parisian police commissioner Nicolas Le Floch works under Monsieur de Sartine, the Royal Lieutenant General of Police. Louis XV's kingdom is plagued by conspiracies and murders. With the help of his faithful ...
Style: captivating, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: mystery, police officer, crimes, rebelliousness, adventure, secret revealed, weakness, heroes, leadership, escapades, murder investigation, rivalry ...
Time: 1700s, 18th century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Princess of Thieves (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
TV show
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: humorous, semi serious, tense, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: tough girl, heroes, robin hood, good versus evil, rescue, royal family, folk hero, dishonesty, adventure, assassination, escapades, woman fights a man ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Knights of Bloodsteel (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: The adventure is set in the sorcerous land of Mirabilis, where a populace of elves, goblins, dwarves and humans hanker for the mystical element Bloodsteel; an ore with magical ability-giving properties. When a ruthless band of soldiers led by the ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, atmospheric, epic
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, danger, superhuman powers, sorceress, elf, dragon, cons and scams, imaginary kingdom, wizards and magicians, supernatural, legends and myths ...
Time: 90s
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38%
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Merlin (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The unlikely friendship between Merlin, a young man gifted with extraordinary magical powers, and Prince Arthur, heir to the crown of Camelot.
Style: epic, exciting, captivating, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: teens, family outing
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Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Rich Man, Poor Man (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: An examination of the trials and tribulations of the Jordache family, from the period following World War II to the late 1960s.
Style: saga, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: family relations, family life, against the odds, rich and poor, social differences, siblings relations, power relations, boxing, blind ambition, rise to the top, ambition, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, 40s, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.1
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David (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 190 min.
TV show
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: biblical, atmospheric, epic, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: prophet, tragic hero, heroes, battles, king, folk hero, head of state, leadership, ambition, underdog, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: ancient history
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Wicked Wicked Games (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Wicked Wicked Games is a telenovela that debuted on December 6, 2006 on the American television network MyNetworkTV. Twentieth Television produced 63 episodes to air weekdays. The limited-run serial was directed by Terry Cunningham, Dennis Dimster, ...
Style: captivating, realistic, atmospheric, psychological, saga ...
Plot: betrayal, intrigue, manipulation, infidelity, family relations, obsession, parents and children, family business, couples, revenge, businesswoman, seduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The Last Templar (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: An adaptation of Raymond Khoury's novel about a New York archaeologist researching the lost secrets of the medieval Knights Templar.
Style: atmospheric, exciting, captivating, stylized, serious
Plot: ancient mystery, archaeologist, treasure hunt, adventure, adventurer, danger, obsessive quest, intrigue, good versus evil, escapades, special agents, haunted by the past ...
Time: middle ages
Place: usa, new york, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.1
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Don Quixote (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The classic tale of a man's dream, his epic journey, and one true love.
Style: humorous, atmospheric, captivating, tragicomedy, serious
Plot: adventurer, heroes, obsession, on the road, adventure, rivalry, romance, good versus evil, tragic hero, gentleman, wooing, master and servant ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.4
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Ivanhoe (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 270 min.
TV show
Story: This grand six-part adaptation of Sir Walter Scott's rousing adventure of the Middle Ages tells the epic tale of the idealistic young knight Ivanhoe (Steven Waddington) and his battle against the evil Templar Bois-Guilbert (Ciarán Hinds. ...
Style: stylized, epic, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing
Plot: knight, legends and myths, throne, royal family, heroic mission, corrupted ruler, dishonesty, folk hero, state affairs, daring rescue, save the day, vigilantism ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.3
 266
Young Blades (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Young Blades is an historical fantasy television series that aired on PAX from January to June 2005, lasting only thirteen episodes before cancellation. Set in 17th century France, it followed the adventures of four Musketeers: ⁕d'Artagnan, ...
Style: exciting, humorous, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, musketeer, adventure, intrigue, partners, escapades, romance, daring rescue, rivalry, state affairs, royal family, danger ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Jason and the Argonauts (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Turkey
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
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: serious, stylized, epic, suspenseful
Audience: kids, family outing, boys' night
Plot: greek mythology, greek god, imaginary kingdom, adventure, rivalry, destiny, heroic mission, redemption, sword and sorcery, murder, curses spells and rituals, legends and myths ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient greece, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Scarlet Pimpernel (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 540 min.
TV show
Story: A series of television drama programmes loosely based on Baroness Emmuska Orczy's series of novels, set in 1793 during the French Revolution. It stars Richard E. Grant as the hero, Sir Percy Blakeney, and his eponymous alter ego. The first ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: french revolution, revolution, hanging, adventurer, heroes, hidden identity, secret identity, love and romance, daring rescue, intrigue, rivalry, fighting the system ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.3
 1K
Aristocrats (1999)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 300 min.
TV show
Story: Based on a true story, Aristocrats draws back the curtain on an 18th century English family near the summit of society, revealing a tapestry of romance, prejudice, infidelity, and revolution.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: master and servant, politics, rich and poor, family relations, royal family, siblings relations, romance, state affairs, high society, infidelity, power relations, intrigue ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, georgian era
Place: england, ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%