Movies and TV shows like I, Claudius

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I, Claudius (1976)
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I, Claudius (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 669 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 marked him a fool - yet whom prophecies have foretold will one day rule Rome.
Style: epic, clever, atmospheric, serious, captivating, realistic, stylized
Plot: roman empire, emperor, political intrigue, ancient rome, power struggle, ambition, betrayal, incest, ancient, intrigue, prophecy, conspiracy, rivalry, family feud, murder, manipulation, leadership, historical character, head of state, politics, treason, family relations, inheritance, parents and children, ruler ...
Time: 1st century b.c., ancient history, 1st century, 50s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and epic films and TV series with plots about state affairs, dishonesty, politics, betrayal, ambition, rivalry and royal family mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like I, Claudius: The Borgias (2011), Game of Thrones (2011), Elizabeth R (1971), Jesus of Nazareth (1977), The Antagonists (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Borgias (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, Hungary, Ireland, Canada
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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: clever, captivating, serious, epic, stylized ...
Plot: historical character, siblings relations, lust, brother sister incest, intrigue, rivalry, manipulations, sex scene, clergy, sin, greed, strong sexual content ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: rome italy, italy, europe, florence
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Game of Thrones (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 57 min.
TV show
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, twists and turns ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: fantasy world, intrigue, king, dragon, adventure, incest, throne, imaginary, political intrigue, betrayal, power struggle, swords and armor ...
Time: middle ages, 2010s
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75%
Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire (2006)
Genre: Documentary, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
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, realistic, epic, serious
Plot: roman empire, emperor, politics, historical character, religions or cults, political intrigue, rebelliousness, power struggle, political unrest, state affairs, lust, dishonesty ...
Time: ancient history
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
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100%
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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
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100%
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Jesus of Nazareth (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 382 min.
TV show
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, atmospheric, biblical, captivating ...
Plot: christianity, jesus christ, jesus, self sacrifice, roman empire, resurrection, apostle, god or devil, faith, back from the dead, betrayal, rabbi ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history, 30s, 1930s
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
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100%
The Antagonists (1981)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 394 min.
TV show
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: captivating, epic, serious, exciting, tense ...
Plot: desert, battles, roman empire, siege, tragic hero, military, rebelliousness, political unrest, war, politics, human spirit, state affairs ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history
Place: israel, holy land, middle east, palestine
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100%
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John Adams (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
TV show
Story: The life of one of the USA's Founding Fathers, its second President, and his role in the nation's first 50 years.
Style: atmospheric, sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: american history, historical character, leadership, politics, lawyer, president, colonial america, head of state, human spirit, freedom, state affairs, supportive spouse ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1770s, 1790s
Place: usa, philadelphia, boston, massachusetts, england ...
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67%
 6.7
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Caesar (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands, Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
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: serious, captivating, stylized, epic, realistic
Plot: roman empire, julius caesar, politics, dictatorship, tragic hero, ambition, war hero, treason, emperor, rivalry, rise and fall, head of state ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 1st century b.c.
Place: egypt, rome italy, middle east, africa, europe
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44%
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Empire (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
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: epic, realistic, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient rome, roman empire, julius caesar, gladiator, leadership, betrayal, rivalry, assassination, tragic hero, ambition, emperor, political conspiracy ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
Place: rome italy, italy
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41%
The Hollow Crown (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 150 min.
TV show
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, harsh ...
Plot: royal family, king, prince, queen, rivalry, battles, political intrigue, power struggle, heir heiress, politics, betrayal, lovers ...
Time: 15th century
Place: england, europe
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100%
 7.3
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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, state affairs, romance, high society, infidelity, power relations, intrigue ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, georgian era
Place: england, ireland, europe
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100%
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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, suspense, factual ...
Plot: rise to the top, political intrigue, royal family, manipulation, state affairs, manipulations, ambition, blind ambition, society, betrayal, politics, dishonesty ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, europe, london
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38%
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Tut (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
TV show
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: serious, captivating, stylized, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: pharaoh, ancient egypt, ambition, political intrigue, rise to the top, rivalry, state affairs, head of state, royal family, dishonesty, ruler, political conspiracy ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt
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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: king, queen, royal court, love triangle, siblings relations, seduction, royal family, intrigue, marriage, ambition, british history, mistress ...
Time: 16th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, france, london, rome italy
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100%
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Borgia (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
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: captivating, realistic, rough, surprise ending, epic ...
Plot: historical character, political intrigue, clergy, church, european history, power struggle, politics, brother sister sex, political corruption, court intrigue, ambition, political unrest ...
Time: middle ages, renaissance, 1400s, 16th century, 15th century ...
Place: rome italy, italy, vatican, naples italy, europe ...
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36%
Edward the King (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Edward the Seventh is a 1975 television drama series, made by ATV in 13 episodes. Based on the biography of Edward VII by Philip Magnus, it starred Timothy West as the elder Edward VII and Simon Gipps-Kent and Charles Sturridge as Edward in his ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, saga, epic ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, royal family, royal court, state affairs, head of state, prime minister, brother brother relationship, cheating wife, british royal family, politics, royalty ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, edwardian era, victorian era
Place: england, britain
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100%
 6.7
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Romulus (2020)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, UK
TV show
Story: The story of Romulus and his twin brother Remus, in eighth century B.C. as seen through the eyes of three people marked by death, loneliness and violence.
Style: serious, atmospheric, heroic, realistic, captivating
Plot: ancient rome, battles, violence, conflict, historical character, leader, power struggle, merciless, courage, society, rivals, tough heroes ...
Time: ancient history
Place: rome italy
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33%
Charles II: The Power and The Passion (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 188 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, mistress, politics, ambition, rise and fall, social differences, political unrest, revolution, love and romance, romance, betrayal ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, europe, holland, netherlands, london ...
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33%
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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, tudors, court intrigue, head of state, state affairs, intrigue ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, rome italy, europe, london
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33%
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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
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32%
 7.9
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Versailles (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
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, intellectual ...
Plot: royal court, king, royal family, betrayal, intrigue, rivalry, ambition, palaces castles and temples, state affairs, political intrigue, graphic violence, rise to the top ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, versailles
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32%
 6.3
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Augustus (2003)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Italy, Germany, France, Spain, Austria
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Caesar Augustus tells of how he became the emperor to his reluctant daughter, Julia following the death of her husband Agrippa.
Style: epic, stylized, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: roman empire, ancient rome, politics, emperor, intrigue, assassination, betrayal, roman emperor, ambition, state affairs, leadership, royal family ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c., 1st century
Place: rome italy, alexandria egypt, europe, macedonia, egypt ...
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31%
 7.0
 31K
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, captivating, exciting, saga ...
Plot: roman empire, cleopatra, femme fatale, betrayal, assassination, ancient rome, ancient egypt, ruler, romance, unfulfillment, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history, 1st century b.c., 1930s, 18th century
Place: egypt, alexandria egypt, greece, africa, middle east ...
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31%
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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, captivating, exciting, serious, stylized ...
Plot: roman empire, betrayal, tragic hero, battles, ancient rome, political unrest, politics, war, rivalry, state affairs, adventure, military ...
Time: ancient history
Place: rome italy, europe, italy
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31%
House of Saddam (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 232 min.
TV show
Story: A mini-series that explores the inner workings of Saddam Hussein's family and his relationship with his closest advisers.
Style: serious, rough, clever, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: historical character, gulf war, saddam hussein, dictatorship, execution, political unrest, rivalry, politics, treason, megalomaniac, siblings relations, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 21st century, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: iraq, middle east, iran
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31%
 6.5
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Cleopatra (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 177 min.
TV show
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: serious, captivating, stylized, epic
Plot: cleopatra, roman empire, ancient rome, ancient egypt, dishonesty, manipulation, love affair, royal family, obsession, couples, manipulations, state affairs ...
Time: 1st century b.c.
Place: egypt, rome italy, europe, africa, middle east
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30%
 7.4
 95K
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: factual, stylized, realistic, epic, serious ...
Plot: queen, historical character, queen elizabeth i, british history, royal court, british royal family, head of state, political intrigue, throne, politics, rise to the top, treason ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london, scotland, paris france ...
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29%
 7.0
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The Deal (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It is approaching an election in the UK when the leader of the Labour party, John Smith, suffers another in a line of heart attacks and dies. With the leadership campaign about to start the clear choice appears to be Gordon Brown, a stanch Scotsman. ...
Style: clever, realistic, serious, talky, sincere ...
Plot: politics, leadership, rise to the top, ambition, society, political intrigue, betrayal, friendship, state affairs, political corruption, dishonesty, campaign ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 90s, 80s
Place: england, britain
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29%
 8.5
 228K
Spartacus (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
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, sexual, sexy, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gladiator, ancient rome, rebellion, roman empire, battles, warrior, slavery, gory, sword and sandal, death, sword fight, ambition ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
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29%
 6.7
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Attila (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA, Lithuania
Duration: 177 min.
TV show
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: captivating, exciting, epic, touching, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, battles, barbarian, sword and sandal, death, battlefield, village, roman, ancient rome, leadership, heroes, heroic mission ...
Time: ancient history, middle ages, 5th century
Place: rome italy, europe, constantinople
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%