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Henry VIII (2003)
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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 following a stroke in 1547, by which time he had married for the sixth time. Additional production funding was provided by WGBH Boston, Powercorp and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: king of england, ambition, romance, infidelity, intrigue, dishonesty, royal family, head of state, rivalry, state affairs, uninhibited rivalry, couple relations, clergy, betrayal, love and romance, historical event, queen of england, religions or cults, conspiracy, blind ambition, couples, british monarchy, tudors, torture, divorce ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1500s
Place: england, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and stylized films with plots about royal family, state affairs, dishonesty, intrigue, betrayal, royalty and society mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Henry VIII: Anne of the Thousand Days (1969), The Other Boleyn Girl (2008), Mary, Queen of Scots (1971), The Other Boleyn Girl (2003), The Borgia (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Henry VIII of England discards one wife, Katharine of Aragon, who has failed to produce a male heir, in favor of the young and beautiful Anne Boleyn.
Style: talky, touching, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: british history, tudors, ambition, frame up, infidelity, king, betrayal, romance, politics, intrigue, love and romance, tragic hero ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 1500s, 1930s, 18th century ...
Place: england, europe, britain, london, scotland
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Henry VIII and His Six Wives (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: 1547, King Henry VIII's life has taken a turn for the worse and he is forced to look back over his life and the many loves which had brought him his three children, only one of which was the desired male heir to secure the Tudor dynasty.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: british royal family, couple relations, religions or cults, couples, palaces castles and temples, uninhibited rivalry, royal court, political intrigue, head of state, society, state affairs, love and romance ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe, london
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100%
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, stylized, sexual, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: queen, king, royal court, siblings relations, seduction, royal family, love triangle, intrigue, british history, mistress, betrayal, family relations ...
Time: 16th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, france, london, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Mary, Queen of Scots (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Mary Stuart, who was named Queen of Scotland when she was only six days old, is the last Roman Catholic ruler of Scotland. She is imprisoned at he age of 23 by her cousin Elizabeth Tudor, the English Queen and her arch adversary. Nineteen years ...
Style: captivating, realistic, stylized, serious
Plot: queen elizabeth i, murder, political unrest, betrayal, queen, execution, catholic, royal family, royal court, intrigue, state affairs, society ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: scotland, england, europe, france, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, uninhibited rivalry, royal court, intrigue, love and romance, blind ambition, rise to the top, romance, state affairs ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: england, europe
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67%
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The Borgia (2006)
Genre: Biography, History
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A portrait of the bloody dynasty that spawned a pope, Alexander VI, as well as the role model for Machiavelli's "The Prince," his son Cesare Borgia, and a legend of femme duplicity, daughter Lucrezia Borgia.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, disturbing
Plot: leadership, betrayal, rivalry, society, state affairs, dishonesty, uninhibited rivalry, downfall, family relations, royal family, religions or cults, ambition ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: captivating, sexy, serious, melancholic, gothic ...
Plot: betrayal, love and romance, intrigue, politics, infidelity, obsession, tragic hero, isolation, couple relations, royal family, state affairs, rivalry ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century, 1500s, 1920s, 18th century
Place: spain, austria, europe, portugal, flanders ...
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100%
The Last King (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 235 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: epic, serious, realistic, baroque
Plot: king, royal family, politics, mistress, social differences, ambition, rise and fall, society, love and romance, rivalry, betrayal, rise to the top ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, europe, holland, netherlands, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Bertie and Elizabeth (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The duke of York, nicknamed Bertie, was born as royal 'spare heir', younger brother to the prince of Wales, and thus expected to spend a relatively private life with his Scottish wife Elisabeth Bowes-Lyon and their daughters, in the shadow ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious
Plot: royal family, world war two, human spirit, family life, couple relations, social differences, fall in love, political intrigue, infidelity, family relations, dishonesty, society ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s
Place: england, europe, britain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Elizabeth R (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
TV show
Story: When Elizabeth Tudor comes to the throne, her (male) advisors know she has to marry. Doesn't she?
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, factual
Plot: palace intrigue, queen elizabeth i, queen, royal family, political conspiracy, throne, state affairs, betrayal, head of state, dishonesty, rise to the top, patriotism ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
A Man for All Seasons (1966)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Man for All Seasons is the filmed version of the life of Thomas More. An English man comes to Sir Thomas More to ask if he can divorce his wife since King Henry VIII has made it illegal. Sir Thomas More stands up in opposition to the King even ...
Style: earnest, talky, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: idealism, treason, execution, ambition, period piece, decapitation, oath, death sentence, betrayal, hopes, dishonesty, intrigue ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: england, europe, rome italy, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Virgin Queen (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 237 min.
TV show
Story: The Virgin Queen explores the full sweep of Elizabeth's life: from her days of fear as a potential victim of her sister's terror; through her great love affair with Robert Dudley; into her years of triumph over the Armada; and finally her ...
Style: serious, sincere, factual, touching, realistic
Plot: queen elizabeth i, palace intrigue, forbidden love, throne, queen of england, royal family, british royal family, court intrigue, head of state, state affairs, love affair, political conspiracy ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, rome italy, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, captivating, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: corporal punishment, political intrigue, romance, politics, conspiracy, royal family, political unrest, unfulfillment, state affairs, tragic hero, betrayal, tudors ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 19th century, 1930s, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Wolf Hall (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
Story: England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the King dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years and marry Anne Boleyn. The Pope and most of Europe oppose ...
Style: serious, captivating, stylized, factual, suspense ...
Plot: rise to the top, political intrigue, royal family, manipulation, state affairs, manipulations, ambition, blind ambition, society, dishonesty, betrayal, politics ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Gunpowder, Treason & Plot (2004)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 205 min.
Story: A BBC miniseries based loosely on the lives of Mary, Queen of Scots, and her son James I of England.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: royal family, king, execution, power, horse riding, spy, betrayal, treason, coronation, rivalry, conspiracy, monarchy ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century
Place: scotland, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Six Wives of Henry VIII (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 540 min.
TV show
Story: On his deathbed, King Henry VIII recalls how he wooed and wed his six wives - and disposed of five of them - in a bid to secure the succession to the throne with a male heir. Despite his many marriages and the crowded court, Henry remains ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, realistic, serious
Plot: intrigue, king, death sentence, ruler, crumbling marriage, state affairs, head of state, rise and fall, ambition, society, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Crown Prince (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Austria, France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 180 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, state affairs, politics, couples, parents and children, royal family, forbidden love, social differences, tragic love, fall in love, couple relations ...
Time: 1890s
Place: austria, europe, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Queen's Sister (2005)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An in-depth biopic of Princess Margaret from the days following her father's death in 1952 until the 1970s. She was known to be a flamboyant royal but she remained a stickler for protocol. She had many controversial romances and also infamously ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, entertaining
Plot: british royal family, love affair, rise and fall, against the rules, couples, political intrigue, politics, love and romance, state affairs, romance, dishonesty, head of state ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 70s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: england, europe, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Pope Joan (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Germany, UK, Italy, Spain
Duration: 149 min.
Story: A 9th century woman of English extraction born in the German city of Ingelheim disguises herself as a man and rises through the Vatican ranks.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: impossible love, cross dressing, ambition, clergy, woman dressed as man, healing power, monk, monastery, hidden identity, rise to the top, idealism, society ...
Time: middle ages, 9th century
Place: vatican, germany, rome italy, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Victoria & Albert (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 200 min.
TV show
Story: The passionate love story that was Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's lengthy marriage. Beginning in 1837, the year of King William IV's death and 18-year-old Victoria's ascension to the throne, the series charts the tumultuous period ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sentimental, stylized ...
Plot: queen victoria, royal family, husband wife relationship, head of state, love and romance, monarch, state affairs, royal court, romance, political unrest, couple relations, rise to the top ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: england, europe, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: realistic, serious, stylized, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: royal family, political intrigue, family relations, parents and children, infidelity, couple relations, uninhibited rivalry, romance, rivalry, state affairs, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
A Man for All Seasons (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Story of Sir Thomas More, who refused to accept the spiritual leadership of Henry VIII, and faces death as he struggles to remain loyal to his integrity.
Style: sincere, contemplative, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: betrayal, ego clash, intrigue, blind ambition, politics, state affairs, society, tragic hero, legal, fighting the system, rivalry, downfall ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Elizabeth I (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 223 min.
TV show
Story: HBO miniseries about the the public and private lives of the later years of Queen Elizabeth I.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: queen, queen elizabeth i, royal family, monarchy, royal court, palace intrigue, couple relations, family relations, queen of england, british history, political unrest, romance ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe, ireland, london, portugal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Mary Queen of Scots (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Mary Stuart attempts to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, only to find herself condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, bleak, bad ending ...
Plot: royal court, royal family, queen elizabeth i, queen, state affairs, rivalry, cousin cousin relationship, betrayal, british history, female protagonist, throne, protestant ...
Time: 16th century
Place: scotland, england, europe, scottish highlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Queen Margot (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 159 min.
Story: The night of August 24, 1572, is known as the Massacre of St. Bartholomew. In France a religious war is raging. In order to impose peace a forced wedding is arranged between Margot de Valois, sister of the immature Catholic King Charles IX, and the ...
Style: epic, bleak, atmospheric, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: french history, politics, forbidden love, nudity (full frontal - brief), royal family, incest, political intrigue, royalty, massacre, intrigue, romance, murder ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, renaissance
Place: france, paris france, europe, spain, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, fall in love, rise and fall, medicine, plague, jealousy, romance, love and romance, couple relations, human spirit, love triangle, royal family ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century, 1930s, 19th century
Place: england, london, europe, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Young Catherine (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, Canada, Soviet Union, Germany, Italy
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A German princess is chosen to marry the heir to the Russian Throne, but faces plots and intrigues against her.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, stylized
Plot: royal court, love and romance, empress, couple relations, palaces castles and temples, russian history, royal family, political intrigue, ambition, rivalry, dishonesty, intrigue ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1700s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: royal court, royal family, head of state, political intrigue, political unrest, betrayal, state affairs, palaces castles and temples, queen, monarchy, strong female presence, british history ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: scotland, england, europe
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32%
The Young Victoria (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: From Academy Award® winners Graham King and Martin Scorsese, along with the makers of Gosford Park and The Departed, comes the story of Queen Victoria’s early rise to power. From an object of a royal power-struggle to her romantic courtship and ...
Style: touching, realistic, dramatic, factual, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: royal family, aristocracy, queen victoria, period piece, queen, royal court, queen of england, love and romance, marriage, politics, couple relations, destiny ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1820s, 1830s ...
Place: england, london, buckingham palace, europe, belgium
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31%
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Giordano Bruno (1973)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Flying from his enemies in the Catholic Church, the free thinking philosopher, poet and scientist Giordano Bruno (1548-1600) has found some protection in Venice. But the Roman Inquisition, fearing his influence in Europe, wants to bring him on trial ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, captivating, contemplative
Plot: church, burned alive, ambition, society, forbidden love, royal family, human nature, political intrigue, rebellion, life is a bitch, head of state, righting the wronged ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century, 1600s, 1500s, renaissance
Place: italy, venice, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%