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Henri 4 (2010)
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Henri 4 (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Germany, France, Austria, Spain
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A wide-ranging, energetic period piece tracing the rise of the Protestant Henry of Navarre as he goes from battlefield warrior to France's beloved King Henri IV. Director Jo Baier's epic is a classically entertaining adventure, albeit one with more than a little bloodshed and frequent bawdy sexual interludes. In late 16th-century France, Catholics and Protestant Huguenots were at war. Seemingly seeking peace, the French dowager queen, Catherine de Medici summons Henry to her court to have him marry her daughter, uniting the two warring factions. However, the Catholics slaughter the Protestant wedding guests in what became known as the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre and Henry-now married-must use all his guile to both stay alive and maneuver for the throne. [Written by Palm Springs International Film Festival]
Style: tense, serious, captivating, psychological, exciting, rough, bleak, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: french history, political unrest, politics, leadership, military, betrayal, battles, head of state, medieval, war, love and romance, rivalry, couples, british royal family, renaissance, kingdom, heroes, family relations, parents and children, rise to the top, ambition, royal court, dishonesty, state affairs, corrupted ruler ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and epic films with plots about state affairs, politics, battles, political unrest, military, war and royal family mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like Henri 4: Versailles (2015), Mary, Queen of Scots (2013), The Warring States (2011), Napoleon (2002), Young Winston (1972). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Versailles (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 52 min.
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Story: The story of a young Louis XIV on his journey to become the most powerful monarch in Europe, from his battles with the fronde through his development into the Sun King. Historical and fictional characters guide us in a world of betrayal and ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, political, erotic ...
Plot: royal family, rivalry, royal court, intrigue, king, betrayal, ambition, political intrigue, state affairs, rise to the top, graphic violence, dishonesty ...
Time: 17th century
Place: versailles, france
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Mary, Queen of Scots (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The life and death of the Scottish monarch.
Style: stylized, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: royalty, queen, royal family, political intrigue, royal court, betrayal, political unrest, state affairs, british history, renaissance, tudors, women ...
Time: 16th century
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The Warring States (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: China
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Rival Chinese military strategists Sun Bin (Sun Honglei) and Pang Juan (Francis Ng) clash in this historic war adventure set during the Era of Warring States.
Style: captivating, serious, suspenseful, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, heroes, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, military life, political intrigue, political unrest, soldier, betrayal, battles, state affairs, dishonesty ...
Place: asia, china
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Napoleon (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany, Italy, Canada, USA, UK, Hungary, Spain, Czech Republic
Duration: 380 min.
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Story: The year is 1816, and NAPOLEON, held prisoner by the British on the island of St. Helena, is telling the young English girl BETSY his life story.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, exciting, epic ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, napoleon bonaparte, rise and fall, conquering, battles, megalomaniac, rise to the top, leadership, ambition, society, politics, military ...
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Young Winston (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: This historical drama is an account of the early life of British politician Winston Churchill, including his childhood years, his time as a war correspondent in Africa, and culminating with his first election to Parliament.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, exciting, epic ...
Plot: military, soldier, parliament, rise to the top, ambition, politics, war, society, rise to power, imperialism, election, british history ...
Time: turn of the century, victorian era, 19th century, 1890s, future ...
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King Naresuan (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Thailand
Duration: 163 min.
Story: The film concerns the life of King Naresuan, who liberated the Siamese from the control of Burma. Born in 1555, he was taken to Burma as a child hostage; there he became acquainted with sword fighting and became a threat to the Burmese empire.
Style: serious, emotional, epic, captivating, realistic
Plot: rivalry, ambition, friendship, young heroes, teaching the ways of the world, rise to the top, heroes, historical figure, politics, political intrigue, youth, state affairs ...
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Feudal Japan, 1543 to 1562. Kansuke Yamamoto is a samurai who dreams of a country united, peaceful from sea to sea. He enters the service of Takeda, the lord of Kai domain. He convinces Takeda to kill the lord of neighboring Suwa and take his wife ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, stylized, jidai geki
Plot: samurai, war, military, betrayal, politics, state affairs, power relations, dishonesty, intrigue, heroes, master warrior, fall in love ...
Time: 16th century
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Michael the Brave (1971)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Romania, France, Italy
Duration: 203 min.
Story: An epic fresco depicting the reign (1593-1601) of Mihai Pätrascu (better known as "Mihai Viteazul" / "Michael the Brave"), the famous prince who united the three provinces: Transalpine Vallachia, Transylvania and Moldavia, into ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, exciting, epic
Plot: royal family, ancient, tudors, betrayal, battles, swamp, battle zone, political intrigue, political unrest, politics, state affairs, military ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages
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Henry V (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Gritty adaption of William Shakespeare's play about the English King's bloody conquest of France.
Style: epic, realistic, exciting, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: medieval, battles, shakespeare, war, politics, royal family, tragedy, king, military, state affairs, love and romance, mistress ...
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Nomad: The Warrior (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, War
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Duration: 112 min.
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Style: serious, rough, exciting, epic
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The Profession of Arms (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Bulgaria
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In autumn of 1526, the Emperor, Charles V, sends his German landsknechts led by Georg von Frundsberg to march towards Rome. The inferior papal armies, commanded by Giovanni de'Medici, try to chase them in the midst of a harsh winter. ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, epic
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
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Duration: 193 min.
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Style: realistic, captivating, serious, fairy tale
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Genre: Biography, Drama, War
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Duration: 92 min.
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Story: The horrors of war are examined from the view points of lifelong friends (Linus Roache, Vincent Perez), who end up on opposing sides in the civil war in Sarajevo. One is an expert marksman, who trains the snipers used to terrify the city and the ...
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The Legend of Suriyothai (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
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Style: epic, exciting, realistic, atmospheric, serious ...
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Style: clever, talky, captivating, serious, realistic ...
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Cromwell (1970)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
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Story: Disgusted with the policies of King Charles I, Oliver Cromwell plans to take his family to the New World. But on the eve of their departure, Cromwell is drawn into the tangled web of religion and politics that will result in the English Civil War.
Style: epic, realistic, factual, talky, serious ...
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Genre: Drama, History, War
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Duration: 138 min.
Story: The Founding of a Republic is a Chinese historical film commissioned by China's film regulator and made by the state-owned China Film Group (CFG) to mark the 60th anniversary of the People's Republic of China. The film retells the tale of ...
Style: captivating, serious, rough, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: politics, revolution, political unrest, assassination, state affairs, military, chinese history, battles, ambition, heroes, historical event, civil war ...
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Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: China, South Korea, Hong Kong
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Story: The aging Zhao embarks on his final and greatest campaign, a road to adventure that will crown his name in glory for all time.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
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Genre: Biography, Drama
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Style: fairy tale, captivating, realistic, serious, stylized
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The Other Boleyn Girl (2003)
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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: serious, realistic, captivating, stylized, sexy
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44%
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Style: colourful, factual, breathtaking, epic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
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Winstanley (1975)
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