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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: intrigue, arson, master and servant, palaces castles and temples, adventure, uninhibited rivalry, parents and children, siblings relations, social differences, political unrest, royal family, good versus evil, escapades, rivalry, family relations, twins, betrayal, blind ambition, leadership, rise to the top, heroes, society, state affairs, power relations, adult virgin ...
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, escapades, adventure, danger, good versus evil and heroic mission 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)
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Country: USA, UK
Duration: 57 min.
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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...
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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, serious, stylized, epic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: betrayal, good versus evil, witch, king arthur, adventure, knight, supernatural ability, camelot, dragon, rescue, vengeance, supernatural ...
Time: middle ages
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Children of Dune (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 235 min.
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Style: atmospheric, bleak, serious, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: desert, imaginary kingdom, space travel, heroic mission, good versus evil, political unrest, adventure, heroes, leadership, escapades, imaginary, distant planet ...
Time: future
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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.
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, atmospheric, epic, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: tragic hero, leadership, political unrest, royal family, religions or cults, heroes, state affairs, betrayal, rise to the top, couple relations, legends and myths, battles ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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, realistic, captivating ...
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 7.9
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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
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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: serious, atmospheric, offbeat, dark humor, stylized
Plot: imaginary kingdom, angel, adventure, imaginary, good versus evil, escapades, danger, heroes, rivalry, supernatural, magic, london underground ...
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: family outing, boys' night, kids
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 314 min.
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Style: witty, serious, realistic, exciting
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Canada, USA
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Style: epic, exciting, semi serious, atmospheric
Audience: teens, kids, family outing
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Time: 90s
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41%
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Hercules (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: Hercules is a 2005 RHI Entertainment television miniseries, chronicling the life of the legendary Greek hero, Heracles, called Hercules in this series. It is most often aired on television as a two-part miniseries: the first part documents his early ...
Style: epic, exciting, serious, baroque
Audience: teens
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Place: greece, ancient greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 30 min.
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Country: Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 190 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, scary, exciting ...
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Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Scarlet Pimpernel (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 540 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 7.6
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Country: USA
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Style: offbeat, serious, exciting
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Style: atmospheric, serious, epic, captivating, sincere
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38%
Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
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Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.1
 17K
Dune (2000)
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Country: USA, Canada, Germany, Italy
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Style: epic, atmospheric, stylized, serious, bleak ...
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Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Germany, Italy, USA
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Style: serious, epic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 8.4
 450K
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Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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Style: epic, serious, atmospheric, stylized, exciting
Plot: religions or cults, society, human nature, escapades, heroes, hopes, religion
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Princess of Thieves (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, tense
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
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Time: middle ages
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 8.1
 55K
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Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: exciting, serious, atmospheric, epic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 8.1
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Duration: 60 min.
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Style: serious, captivating, stylized, sexual, realistic
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37%
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Duration: 131 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Last Templar (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An adaptation of Raymond Khoury's novel about a New York archaeologist researching the lost secrets of the medieval Knights Templar.
Style: exciting, serious, atmospheric, stylized, captivating
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%