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Jodhaa Akbar (2008)
 7.6
 30K
Jodhaa Akbar (2008)
Original name: जोधा अकबर
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: India
Duration: 213 min.
Story: Jodhaa Akbar is a sixteenth century love story about a marriage of alliance that gave birth to true love between a great Mughal Emperor, Akbar and a Rajput princess, Jodhaa.
Style: epic, serious, captivating, stylized, realistic, sentimental
Plot: true love, love and romance, culture clash, royal family, bollywood, ruler, emperor, royal court, politics, dishonesty, initially antagonists, princess, historical character, sword fight, muslim, win over, couple relations, husband wife relationship, political intrigue, society, state affairs, betrayal, political unrest, hindu, wife husband relationship ...
Time: 16th century
Place: india, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, stylized and captivating films with plots about state affairs, royal family, battles, betrayal, king, love and romance and dishonesty mostly in Drama, History and Romance genres. Some movies like Jodhaa Akbar: Jodha Akbar (2013), Ashoka the Great (2001), Devdas (2002), Mohenjo Daro (2016), Bajirao Mastani (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Jodha Akbar (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 21 min.
TV show
Story: Jodha Akbar is an epic drama about a sixteenth century story of the political marriage of convenience between a Mughal emperor Abu'l-Fath Jalal ud-din Muhammad Akbar and a Rajput princess Jodha Bai. The show focuses on how their political ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, realistic, epic
Plot: ruler, emperor, muslim, princess, marriage, political intrigue, husband wife relationship, romantic rivalry, palace intrigue, true love, politics, betrayal ...
Time: 16th century
Place: india
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Ashoka the Great (2001)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: India
Duration: 180 min.
Story: In India, about 260 BC in the Empire of Magadha, the Prince Asoka (Shah Rukh Khan) survives to many betrayals of his brothers, leaded by the evil Susima (Ajit Kumar), who wants to kill him to inherit the throne. His mothers orders Asoka to leave ...
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Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: india, asia
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33%
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Devdas (2002)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 185 min.
Story: Devdas is sent away by his father so he can improve himself but upon his return his father still doesn’t welcome him back. Devdas and Paro are in love but Paro is a lower caste and is set to be married to an older widower. Devdas is devastated ...
Style: captivating, touching, sentimental, emotional, saga ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 1900s, 90s
Place: india, london, asia, england, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 10K
Mohenjo Daro (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: India
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Village lad Sarman is drawn to big, bad Mohenjo Daro - and its mascot Chaani. But Chaani must wed Munja, son of Mohenjo Daro's ruler, Maham. Will Sarman find love - and more - in Mohenjo Daro?
Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, exciting, entertaining
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Bajirao Mastani (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: India
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Peshwa Bajirao married to Kashibai, falls in love with Mastani, a warrior princess in distress. They struggle to make their love triumph amid opposition from his conservative family.
Style: epic, intense, emotional, touching, captivating ...
Plot: love, warrior, battles, battle, newborn, husband wife relationship, hindu, baby, muslim, sword fight, forbidden love, friendship ...
Time: 18th century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Magnificent Century (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Muhteşem Yüzyıl is a prime time historical Turkish television series. It was originally broadcast on Show TV and then transferred to Star TV. It is based on the life of Suleiman the Magnificent, the longest reigning Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, ...
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Time: 16th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Anna and the King (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The story of the romance between the King of Siam (now Thailand) and the widowed British school teacher Anna Leonowens during the 1860s. Anna teaches the children and becomes romanced by the King. She convinces him that a man can be loved by just ...
Style: serious, captivating, romantic, stylized, emotional ...
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Place: thailand, asia, burma, southeast asia, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 114 min.
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Style: captivating, serious, realistic, epic, colourful ...
Audience: girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Tudors (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Ireland, Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Day of the Falcon (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Italy, Qatar, Tunisia
Duration: 130 min.
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71%
 5.5
 2K
Umrao Jaan (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Bollywood film about the famous courtesan of the title. Aishwarya Rai stars in the lead role. The film is directed by J.P. Dutta and also stars Shabana Azmi, Sunil Shetty, Abhishek Bachchan, Divya Dutta, Himani Shivpuri and Kulbhushan Kharbanda.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, captivating, stylized ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Thailand
Duration: 185 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Young Victoria (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Country: Russia, Germany, Kazakhstan, China
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Style: epic, realistic, captivating, intense, stylized ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior (2020)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Style: tense, epic, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.0
 587
King Naresuan (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
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Duration: 163 min.
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Style: epic, captivating, serious, emotional, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 5.3
 365
The Conspiracy (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
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Duration: 128 min.
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Plot: politics, love affair, royal family, crimes, political conspiracy, political intrigue, ambition, state affairs, love and romance, royal court, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 16th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.5
 7K
Veer (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 169 min.
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Style: exciting, serious, stylized, epic, saga ...
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Time: 19th century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Eklavya: The Royal Guard (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 105 min.
Story: As the kingdom of Devigarh comes apart at the seams, an aging bodyguard attempts to protect the Royal Family, as well as keep its darkest secrets from ever coming to light.
Style: stylized, sentimental, realistic, exciting, twists and turns ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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). ...
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Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, parents and children, royal family, forbidden love, couples, tragic hero, intrigue, dishonesty, infidelity ...
Time: 1890s
Place: austria, europe, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.0
 32K
Kagemusha (1980)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: When a warlord dies, a peasant thief is called upon to impersonate him, in order to protect his clan from appearing weak and vulnerable. But he finds himself haunted by the warlord’s spirit as well as his own ambitions.
Style: epic, captivating, bleak, enigmatic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, battles, battle, lookalikes, japanese history, war, mistaken identity, disorder, state affairs, switching roles, emperor, ruler ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, 18th century
Place: japan, feudal japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%