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, political, atmospheric, serious, captivating, realistic, stylized, controversial
Plot: ancient, roman empire, ancient rome, ancient history, incest, political intrigue, intrigue, antiquity, power struggle, emperor, royal family, leadership, head of state, historical character, ambition, betrayal, nudity (full frontal - brief), roman emperor, rise to power, medieval, lawyer, female nudity, sex scene, roman, murder ...
Time: 1st century b.c., 1st century, ancient times, 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, rivalry, betrayal, ambition and royal family mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like I, Claudius: The Borgias (2011), Game of Thrones (2011), Nero (2004), Elizabeth R (1971), Jesus of Nazareth (1977). 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: serious, clever, captivating, epic, realistic ...
Plot: historical character, brother sister incest, siblings relations, intrigue, sex scene, rivalry, lust, incest, clergy, sin, incestuous sex, catholic church ...
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: epic, atmospheric, captivating, stylized, breathtaking ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, boys' night
Plot: dragon, intrigue, incest, medieval, power struggle, political intrigue, fantasy world, conflict, king, vicious, throne, rivalry ...
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, ancient history, ancient rome, emperor, historical character, politics, religions or cults, political intrigue, roma, dishonesty, state affairs, power struggle ...
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
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100%
 5.5
 662
Nero (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Italy, Germany, UK, France, Tunisia
Duration: 192 min.
Story: As a young boy, future emperor Nero witnesses the mad Emperor Caligula kill his father and exile his mother. While in exile in the pontine islands, Agrippina, his mother, sees a vision telling her that her son can become emperor, but she will have ...
Style: captivating, tense
Plot: roman empire, roman emperor, ancient rome, antiquity, ancient, power struggle, intrigue, political unrest, fight for supremacy, historical figure, life, political conspiracy ...
Time: 1st century
Place: rome italy
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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: realistic, serious, stylized, factual
Plot: queen elizabeth i, royal family, palace intrigue, queen of england, monarchy, queen, throne, political conspiracy, betrayal, state affairs, patriotism, dishonesty ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe, london
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100%
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, biblical, serious, atmospheric, surprise ending ...
Plot: jesus, christianity, self sacrifice, religion, roman empire, faith, apostle, resurrection, back from the dead, christian, god or devil, prophet ...
Time: 1st century, 1930s
Place: holy land, jerusalem, ancient greece, middle east
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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, serious, exciting, tense, epic ...
Plot: ancient history, desert, battles, tragic hero, roman empire, siege, military, war, politics, political unrest, rebelliousness, human spirit ...
Time: 1st century
Place: holy land, israel, middle east, palestine
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100%
 8.5
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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, political, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: american history, president, colonial america, politics, american revolution, lawyer, historical character, leadership, first lady, father son relationship, head of state, state affairs ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1770s, 1790s
Place: usa, massachusetts, paris france, france, pennsylvania ...
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67%
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Julius 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: captivating, serious, stylized, epic, realistic
Plot: ancient history, roman empire, julius caesar, dictatorship, politics, ancient rome, battlefield, war hero, tragic hero, ambition, conspiracy, treason ...
Time: 1st century, 1st century b.c.
Place: egypt, rome italy, middle east, africa, europe
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42%
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Domina (2021)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Domina follows Livia’s journey from a naïve young girl whose world crumbles in the wake of Julius Caesar’s assassination, to Rome’s most powerful and influential Empress, driven by a deep desire to avenge her father and secure power for her ...
Style: social documentary
Plot: roman empire, ancient rome, palace intrigue, historical figure, historical character, intrigue, husband wife relationship, power struggle, wife, family relations, political intrigue, high society ...
Time: ancient times
Place: rome italy
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100%
 6.2
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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: realistic, epic, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient rome, roman empire, julius caesar, ancient history, gladiator, leadership, rivalry, betrayal, assassination, tragic hero, ambition, destiny ...
Time: 1st century b.c.
Place: italy, rome italy
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40%
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: king, royal family, queen, betrayal, prince, heir to the throne, medieval, rivalry, battles, political intrigue, power struggle, throne ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages
Place: england, europe
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100%
 7.2
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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, royal family, rich and poor, high society, royalty, politics, honor, family relations, siblings relations, romance, state affairs, aristocracy ...
Time: 18th century, 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, factual, suspense ...
Plot: royal family, rise to the top, political intrigue, manipulation, state affairs, ambition, dishonesty, society, blind ambition, betrayal, politics, tudors ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe, london
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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: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized, tense ...
Plot: ancient egypt, pharaoh, ancient history, royal family, ambition, rise to the top, political intrigue, historical character, state affairs, head of state, rivalry, palace intrigue ...
Time: ancient times
Place: egypt
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36%
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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: family saga, realistic, captivating, rough, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: renaissance, political intrigue, brother sister sex, european history, church, historical character, clergy, italian history, power struggle, ambition, politics, political corruption ...
Time: middle ages, 15th century, 16th century
Place: rome italy, italy, vatican, naples italy, europe ...
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35%
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, romantic, stylized, sexual, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: royal court, love triangle, royal family, king, queen, intrigue, siblings relations, marriage, seduction, betrayal, aristocracy, medieval ...
Time: 16th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, rome italy, london, france, europe
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100%
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: saga, captivating, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: royal family, royalty, british monarchy, head of state, state affairs, family relations, parents and children, royal court, british royal family, teenage angst, king, queen victoria ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, edwardian era, victorian era
Place: england, britain
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100%
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The Virgin Queen (2006)
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, factual, touching, sincere, political ...
Plot: queen elizabeth i, tudors, british royal family, royal family, throne, forbidden love, queen of england, british history, head of state, state affairs, palace intrigue, treason ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, london, europe, rome italy
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32%
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: serious, realistic, epic, political, baroque
Plot: king, royal family, politics, mistress, rise and fall, ambition, social differences, rivalry, head of state, society, rise to the top, betrayal ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, europe, holland, london, netherlands ...
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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: realistic, serious, epic, stylized, exciting ...
Plot: ancient history, roman empire, ancient rome, roman emperor, emperor, politics, intrigue, assassination, betrayal, leadership, state affairs, tragic hero ...
Time: 1st century b.c., 1st century
Place: rome italy, alexandria egypt, europe, macedonia, spain ...
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31%
 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, realistic, serious, intellectual, stylized ...
Plot: royal family, royal court, intrigue, king, rivalry, betrayal, ambition, political intrigue, state affairs, graphic violence, rise to the top, king of france ...
Time: 17th century
Place: versailles, france
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31%
 6.1
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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, disturbing, serious
Plot: leadership, state affairs, betrayal, rivalry, society, dishonesty, downfall, royal family, uninhibited rivalry, ambition, political unrest, family relations ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: rome italy, italy
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30%
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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, stylized, serious, exciting ...
Plot: roman empire, ancient history, ancient rome, tragic hero, sword fight, battlefield, betrayal, battles, political unrest, war, rivalry, politics ...
Place: rome italy, ancient greece, europe, italy
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30%
Hispania, la leyenda (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Spain
TV show
Story: Viriato is a Hispanic shepherd who enjoys a simple life until the arrival of the Roman troops of the praetor Galba. It will changes his destiny. His village is attacked and massacred. Viriato, dam of hate, swears not to rest until revenge. ...
Style: emotional, epic, captivating, exciting, tense ...
Plot: roman empire, vengeance, rebellion, folk hero, leadership, social relations, battles, rivalry, righting the wronged, politics, occupation, soldier ...
Place: europe, rome italy
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30%
 6.4
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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: captivating, stylized, epic, serious
Plot: cleopatra, ancient egypt, roman empire, julius caesar, ancient rome, siege, antiquity, royal family, ancient, medieval, snake, women ...
Time: 1st century b.c.
Place: egypt, rome italy, africa, europe, middle east
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29%
 6.2
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Ben Hur (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: UK, Germany, Spain, Canada, USA
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: About the struggle between the Roman Empire and its rebellious conquest Judaea, and two best friends caught in a terrible moment in history.
Style: rough, epic, exciting, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: roman empire, ancient history, rebellion, vengeance, military, dishonesty, redemption, political unrest, betrayal, slavery, society, state affairs ...
Time: 1st century
Place: jerusalem, holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.9
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Romulus (2020)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, 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: heroic, serious, realistic, atmospheric, captivating
Plot: ancient rome, ancient history, battles, violence, power struggle, historical character, conflict, leader, rivals, death, brother brother relationship, courage ...
Time: ancient times
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, realistic, clever, political ...
Plot: saddam hussein, gulf war, dictatorship, execution, megalomaniac, historical character, treason, political unrest, politics, rivalry, totalitarianism, ruler ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: middle east, iraq, iran
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28%
 7.4
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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, factual, realistic, stylized, political ...
Plot: queen, queen elizabeth i, british history, historical character, royal court, royal family, british royal family, politics, head of state, throne, political intrigue, rise to the top ...
Time: 16th century, victorian era, middle ages, 18th century
Place: england, scotland, london, spain, europe ...
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28%