Movies and TV shows like I, Claudius

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I, Claudius (1976)
 8.8
 14K
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 marked him a fool - yet whom prophecies have foretold will one day rule Rome.
Style: epic, clever, serious, captivating, realistic, atmospheric, stylized
Plot: roman empire, political intrigue, emperor, betrayal, intrigue, ambition, ancient, power struggle, head of state, murder, manipulation, ancient rome, leadership, rivalry, family feud, prophecy, incest, british, tyranny, royal court, rise to the top, political unrest, politics, state affairs, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: italy, europe

Most similar movies to I, Claudius

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, epic and captivating films and TV series with plots about state affairs, dishonesty, betrayal, rivalry, politics, ambition and royal family mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like I, Claudius: Game of Thrones (2011), Rome (2005), The Borgias (2011), Wolf Hall (2015), Empire (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
Story: Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire is a 2006 BBC One docudrama series, with each episode looking at a different key turning point in the history of the Roman Empire.
Style: captivating, epic, serious, realistic
Plot: roman empire, political intrigue, emperor, head of state, leadership, rise and fall, politics, state affairs, intrigue, rebelliousness, political unrest, religions or cults ...
Time: ancient history
Place: europe, italy
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100%
 9.5
 1.4M
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 ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, boys' night
Plot: intrigue, dragon, incest, betrayal, political intrigue, palaces castles and temples, politics, royal family, adventure, king, killings, political unrest ...
Time: middle ages, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.8
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Rome (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.
Style: sexual, epic, exciting, captivating, tense ...
Plot: roman empire, incest, betrayal, strong sexual content, rivalry, emperor, seduction, intrigue, warrior, tragic hero, dishonesty, ruler ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
Place: europe, italy, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.9
 45K
The Borgias (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, Hungary, Ireland, Canada
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Set in 15th century Italy at the height of the Renaissance, The Borgias chronicles the corrupt rise of patriarch Rodrigo Borgia to the papacy, where he proceeds to commit every sin in the book to amass and retain power, influence and enormous wealth ...
Style: captivating, serious, clever, epic, realistic ...
Plot: clergy, intrigue, siblings relations, brother sister incest, historical character, manipulations, sin, priest, lust, strong sexual content, ambition, desire ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.1
 8K
Wolf Hall (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 360 min.
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: stylized, serious, captivating, factual, suspense ...
Plot: rise to the top, political intrigue, ambition, state affairs, manipulations, royal family, society, betrayal, blind ambition, politics, dishonesty, aristocrat ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, europe
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48%
 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: exciting, epic, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, julius caesar, ancient rome, betrayal, intrigue, leadership, rivalry, assassination, lone wolves, tragic hero, rise to the top, vengeance ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Hollow Crown (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The Hollow Crown is a series of British television films featuring William Shakespeare's History Plays. The first Season is an adaptation of Shakespeare's second historical tetralogy, the Henriad: Richard II, Henry IV, Part I and Henry ...
Style: serious, captivating, stylized, epic, classic literature ...
Plot: royal family, king, prince, political intrigue, betrayal, queen, power struggle, battles, state affairs, shakespeare, royal court, politics ...
Time: 15th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: stylized, captivating, sexual, sexy, factual ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love triangle, queen, royal family, royal court, seduction, king, intrigue, siblings relations, love and romance, ambition, jealousy, mistress ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century, 19th century
Place: england, europe, france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Jesus of Nazareth (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 382 min.
Story: Passion, beauty, and brilliant storytelling are all on display in this six-hour-plus epic from Italian director Franco Zeffirelli. Robert Powell is superb in the title role, and with the overwhelming success of this TV movie throughout the world, ...
Style: epic, serious, captivating, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: christianity, roman empire, betrayal, last supper, apostle, resurrection, ancient rome, christian, jesus christ, idealism, religions or cults, rabbi ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.2
 7K
Tut (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Explores the drama of power, political back-stabbing, war and murder and chronicles King Tut's rise to glory, his efforts to rule a chaotic empire and the enigma surrounding his death.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: king, head of state, rise to the top, royal family, political intrigue, ambition, dishonesty, state affairs, rivalry, ancient egypt, pharaoh
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The First Churchills (1969)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Based on Winston Churchill's biography of his ancestors.
Style: captivating, epic, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: politics, leadership, rise to the top, historic figure, family, parents and children, state affairs, family relations, soldier, family life, royal family, ambition ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.7
 2K
Caesar (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands, Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: Twenty year-old Julius Caesar flees Rome for his life during the reign of Sulla but through skill and ambition rises four decades later to become Rome's supreme dictator.
Style: stylized, serious, epic, realistic, captivating
Plot: roman empire, politics, dictatorship, tragic hero, senate, julius caesar, ancient rome, battle, rise and fall, power, civilization, war ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
Place: egypt, africa, europe, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.9
 10K
Versailles (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 52 min.
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, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: royal court, intrigue, royal family, palaces castles and temples, political intrigue, ambition, rivalry, king, dishonesty, infidelity, state affairs, betrayal ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Elizabeth R (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When Elizabeth Tudor comes to the throne, her (male) advisors know she has to marry. Doesn't she?
Style: serious, stylized, realistic
Plot: queen elizabeth i, queen, head of state, blind ambition, palace intrigue, royal court, intrigue, couple relations, political unrest, royal family, ambition, society ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.8
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Borgia (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic
Duration: 52 min.
Story: Borgia is a French-German-Czech historical drama television series created by Tom Fontana. The show recounts the Borgia family's rise to power and subsequent domination of the Papal States during the Renaissance. Borgia debuted in Italy via ...
Style: serious, captivating, gloomy, realistic, rough ...
Plot: political intrigue, clergy, church, political corruption, ambition, politics, rivalry, political unrest, power struggle, historical character, crime, blind ambition ...
Time: middle ages, renaissance, 16th century, 15th century, 1400s ...
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, spain, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Virgin Queen (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 237 min.
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, queen of england, forbidden love, british royal family, head of state, palace intrigue, state affairs, intrigue, throne, political conspiracy, political intrigue, political unrest ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.5
 85K
Elizabeth (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The story of the ascension to the throne and the early reign of Queen Elizabeth the First, the endless attempts by her council to marry her off, the Catholic hatred of her and her romance with Lord Robert Dudley.
Style: epic, stylized, realistic, factual, serious ...
Plot: queen, historical character, political intrigue, queen elizabeth i, british history, rise to the top, head of state, politics, royal court, royal family, historical figure, treason ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, scotland, paris france, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Spartacus: War of the Damned (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Spartacus is an American television series inspired by the historical figure of Spartacus, a Thracian gladiator who from 73 to 71 BCE led a major slave uprising against the Roman Republic departing from Capua.
Style: epic, rough, exciting, sexual, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, rebellion, battles, slavery, rebel, strong sexual content, warrior, death, master warrior, gladiator, ancient rome, sword and sandal ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Drawn from the same events that later inspired Gladiator, the film charts the power-hungry greed and father-son betrayal that led to Rome's collapse at the bloody hands of the Barbarians.
Style: epic, serious, exciting, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: roman empire, ancient rome, chariot, betrayal, tragic hero, downfall, leadership, barbarian, war, political unrest, royal family, battles ...
Time: ancient history
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.0
 26K
Cleopatra (1963)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Switzerland, UK, USA
Duration: 192 min.
Story: Historical epic. The triumphs and tragedy of the Egyptian queen, Cleopatra.The winner of four Oscars, this epic saga of love, greed and betrayal stars Elizabeth Taylor as the passionate and ambitious Egyptian queen who's determined to hold on ...
Style: epic, stylized, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: femme fatale, roman empire, julius caesar, cleopatra, ancient rome, betrayal, assassination, romance, ruler, tombs and skeletons, rise and fall, historical figure ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c., 1930s, 18th century
Place: egypt, africa, middle east, rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Last King (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 235 min.
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: serious, epic, realistic, baroque
Plot: royal family, king, court, politics, exile, mistress, head of state, betrayal, romance, rise and fall, rise to the top, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, europe, holland, versailles, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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, captivating, epic, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: king, tragic hero, folk hero, head of state, family, bible, prophet, leadership, rise to the top, heroes, rivalry, state affairs ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.7
 10K
Attila (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA, Lithuania
Duration: 177 min.
Story: A romanced story of Attila the Hun, since his childhood, when he lost his parents until his death. Attila is disclosed as a great leader, strategist and lover and the movie shows his respect to the great Roman strategist Flavius Aetius, his loves ...
Style: epic, captivating, serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, battle, king, death, blood, sword and sandal, roman, army, barbarian, battlefield, violence, battles ...
Time: ancient history, middle ages
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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: 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 ⇓
29%
 5.3
 31K
Caligula (1979)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: The perversion behind imperial Rome, the epic story of Rome's mad Emporer. All the details of his cruel, bizarre reign are revealed right here: His unholy sexual passion for his sister, his marriage to Rome's most infamous prostitute, his ...
Style: erotic, sexual, epic, rough, atmospheric ...
Plot: lust, intrigue, brutality, assassination, ancient rome, unsimulated sex, sadism, betrayal, sexual relations, state affairs, violence, incest ...
Time: ancient world, ancient history, 1st century
Place: rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
 6.5
 1K
Augustus (2003)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Italy, Germany, France, Spain, Austria
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Caesar Augustus tells of how he became the emperor to his reluctant daughter, Julia following the death of her husband Agrippa.
Style: serious, epic, exciting, realistic, stylized
Plot: roman empire, intrigue, emperor, ancient rome, politics, assassination, betrayal, leadership, rise to the top, political unrest, romance, royal family ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 1st century b.c.
Place: europe, rome italy, greece, italy, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
To Kill a King (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A recounting of the relationship between General Fairfax and Oliver Cromwell, as they try to cope with the consequences of deposing King Charles I.
Style: talky, captivating, serious, clever, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, intrigue, civil war, rebelliousness, torture, rivalry, political unrest, dishonesty, state affairs, revolution, battlefield, society ...
Time: 17th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Before Spartacus struck down his first opponent in the arena, there were many gladiators who passed through the gates onto the sand.'Spartacus: Gods of the Arena' tells the story of the original Champion of the House of Batiatus: Gannicus ...
Style: epic, sexy, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, master warrior, strong sexual content, heroes, gladiator, arena, sex, slave, ancient rome, betrayal, warrior, ambition ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Antagonists (1981)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 394 min.
Story: After the destruction of the Second Temple, 900 Jewish zealots hold out against a 5000 man Roman legion on the mountaintop fortress of Masada.
Style: epic, exciting, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: desert, roman empire, tragic hero, battles, military, siege, leadership, rebelliousness, political unrest, war, religions or cults, politics ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, palestine, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.6
 4K
Cleopatra (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 177 min.
Story: Cleopatra, the famed Egyptian Queen born in 69 B.C., is shown to have been brought by Roman ruler Julius Caesar at age 18. Caesar becomes sexually obsessed by the 18 year old queen, beds her, and eventually has a son by her. However, his Roman ...
Style: stylized, serious, epic, captivating
Plot: roman empire, cleopatra, julius caesar, ancient egypt, ancient rome, betrayal, royal family, greed, evil plot, power, politics, revenge ...
Time: 1st century b.c.
Place: egypt, africa, europe, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%