Movies like King David

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King David (1985)
 5.2
 2K
King David (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: This is a movie about the life of Israel's king David.
Style: epic, sentimental, realistic, serious, sincere, based on the bible
Plot: war, rivalry, adventure, heroes, religions or cults, royal family, dishonesty, tragic hero, state affairs, bible, historical event, battlefield, bible story, oracle, society, political unrest, corrupted ruler, giant, army, religion, jewish, female nudity, warrior, old testament, judaism ...
Time: ancient history
Place: israel, middle east

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, epic, realistic and captivating films with plots about heroes, state affairs, society, rivalry, dishonesty, leadership and religions or cults mostly in Drama, History and Adventure genres. Some movies like King David: Solomon (1997), One Night with the King (2006), El Cid (1961), Barabbas (1961), Constantine and the Cross (1961). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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: epic, sincere, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: fall in love, heroes, leadership, society, politics, betrayal, political unrest, royal family, healing power, tragic hero, battles, religions or cults ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
One Night with the King (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: This amazing biblical drama chronicles the brave and historic legend of Hadassah, a Jewish orphan with exceptional beauty who rises to become Queen Esther of Persia and saves Persian Jews from genocide. By revealing her heritage to the king, Esther ...
Style: biblical, captivating, based on the bible, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: save the day, old testament, royal court, anti semitism, queen, heroes, state affairs, destiny, rise to the top, society, hopes, orphan ...
Time: ancient history
Place: persia, egypt, israel, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 12K
El Cid (1961)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 182 min.
Story: Epic film of the legendary Spanish hero, Rodrigo Diaz ("El Cid" to his followers), who, without compromising his strict sense of honour, still succeeds in taking the initiative and driving the Moors from Spain.
Style: epic, stylized, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: war, knight, siege, convent, treason, tragic hero, betrayal, adventure, vengeance, on the run, rivalry, state affairs ...
Time: middle ages
Place: spain, europe, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.0
 5K
Barabbas (1961)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Epic account of the thief Barabbas, who was spared crucifixion when Pilate manipulated the crowd into pardoning him, rather than Jesus. Struggling with his spirituality, Barabbas goes through many ordeals leading him to the gladiatorial arena, where ...
Style: epic, biblical, exciting, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: sword and sandal, redemption, hopes, unfulfillment, haunted by the past, royal family, heroes, human spirit, leadership, dishonesty, state affairs, miraculous event ...
Time: 1st century
Place: middle east, holy land, europe, jerusalem, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Constantine and the Cross (1961)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Italy, Yugoslavia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Constantin is fighting against Barbarians with his father when he is called to Rome. In his way to Rome, he falls in an ambush planned by Maxence, who wants to become emperor.
Style: epic, serious, realistic, christian film
Plot: emperor, ancient rome, christianity, war, intrigue, ambition, politics, betrayal, adoption, heroes, royal family, dishonesty ...
Time: ancient history
Place: europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 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: epic, captivating, realistic, serious, stylized
Plot: roman empire, dictatorship, politics, tragic hero, senate, battle, julius caesar, ancient rome, dishonesty, royal family, head of state, emperor ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 8.2
 40K
The Message (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Lebanon, Libya, Kuwait, Morocco, UK, Saudi Arabia
Duration: 177 min.
Story: Handsomely-mounted historical epic concerns the birth of the Islamic faith and the story of the prophet Mohammed.
Style: epic, serious, exciting, captivating, rough
Plot: muslim, desert, war, angel, religions or cults, exile, islam, arab, leadership, society, adventure, rebellion ...
Time: ancient history, middle ages
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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: atmospheric, serious, epic, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: tragic hero, king, prophet, uninhibited rivalry, couple relations, state affairs, rise to the top, underdog, religions or cults, battles, oracle, rivalry ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 7.8
 878
Jeremiah (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The young Jeremiah grows up in a priest's family in the village of Anathoth, near Jerusalem. God appears to Jeremiah in different human guises on several occasions, and makes it clear to him that he has been selected to announce God's ...
Style: epic, serious, sincere, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: dishonesty, heroic mission, escapades, life is a bitch, false accusation, village, heroes, religions or cults, society, oracle, bible, prophet ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, stylized, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: roman empire, betrayal, chariot, ancient rome, tragic hero, war, adventure, state affairs, rivalry, military, ego clash, battles ...
Time: ancient history
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Saul and David (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: David of Bethlehem slays the giant and becomes a rival to King Saul.
Style: gloomy, realistic, serious, stylized, epic ...
Plot: friendship, battles, state affairs, friends, legends and myths, rivalry, betrayal, infidelity, folk hero, royal family, dishonesty, political unrest ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.7
 514
Crusaders (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, Germany
Duration: 194 min.
Story: Towards the end of the eleventh century, Pope Urban II announces a crusade against the Saracens, who have occupied the holy city of Jerusalem. Three young friends Richard, Peter and Andrew set off to join the crusading army.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, epic
Plot: friendship, adventure, pope, war, battles, society, religions or cults, clergy, politics, state affairs, city life, escapades ...
Time: middle ages
Place: europe, holy land, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
King of Kings (1961)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 168 min.
Story: Who is Jesus, and why does he impact all he meets? He is respected and reviled, emulated and accused, beloved, betrayed, and finally crucified. Yet that terrible fate would not be the end of the story.
Style: epic, biblical, captivating, sincere, serious ...
Plot: redemption, betrayal, political unrest, dishonesty, miraculous event, unfulfillment, heroic mission, hopes, corrupted ruler, state affairs, life is a bitch, politics ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history
Place: middle east, holy land, jerusalem, dungeon, egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.9
 4K
Cromwell (1970)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Disgusted with the policies of King Charles I, Oliver Cromwell plans to take his family to the New World. But on the eve of their departure, Cromwell is drawn into the tangled web of religion and politics that will result in the English Civil War.
Style: epic, realistic, captivating, sincere, stylized ...
Plot: betrayal, politics, military, revolution, parliament, tyranny, king, against the odds, rise and fall, rebelliousness, society, ambition ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 18th century, 80s
Place: england, ireland, europe, america, scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
A Story of David: The Hunted (1960)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Israel
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Directed by Bob McNaught. King Saul of Israel is jealous of the fame and adoration of David, who long ago slew Goliath and brought victory to Saul's armies. Now Saul, egged on by his Edomite counselor Doeg, attempts to have David killed. ...
Style: biblical, serious, bleak, epic, captivating ...
Plot: battles, ambition, state affairs, rise to the top, corrupted ruler, religions or cults, society, royal family, dishonesty, heroes, sword and sandal, religion
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.3
 6K
Revolution (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Norway
Duration: 126 min.
Story: New York trapper Tom Dobb becomes an unwilling participant in the American Revolution after his son Ned is drafted into the Army by the villainous Sergeant Major Peasy. Tom attempts to find his son, and eventually becomes convinced that he must take ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious
Plot: war, soldier, military life, fall in love, heroes, battles, rebelliousness, society, political unrest, human spirit, revolution, danger ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Legend of Suriyothai (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Thailand
Duration: 185 min.
Story: During the 16th century, as Thailand contends with both a civil war and Burmese invasion, a beautiful princess rises up to help protect the glory of the Kingdom of Ayothaya. Based on the life of Queen Suriyothai.
Style: epic, exciting, realistic, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, royal family, rivalry, queen, invasion, war, master warrior, unfulfillment, politics, tragic hero, political unrest, heroes ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: thailand, burma, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 2.7
 5K
The Gaul (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Belgium, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the year 60 B.C. a group of Druids, including the arch-druid Guttuart (Max von Sydow), witness the passing of a comet and interpret it as the sign of the coming of a king for their country Gaul, which has not had a king for a long time. Guttuart ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: destiny, roman empire, betrayal, leadership, heroes, vengeance, danger, battles, tough heroes, soldier, military, rivalry ...
Time: 1st century b.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 6.1
 1K
Marco Polo (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Assigned to accompany two priests on a mission to convert the court of Kublai Khan to Christianity, Marco Polo is abandoned in the mountains when the priests, doubting the very existence of China, turn back. Polo eventually pushes bravely forth ...
Style: epic, realistic, captivating, exciting, atmospheric ...
Plot: adventurer, state affairs, adventure, danger, culture clash, heroes, escapades, heroic mission, hopes, vengeance, survival, orphan ...
Time: middle ages
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Jesus Film (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, History
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: This classic film portrays 3½ years of Jesus' ministry as told in the Gospel of Luke from the Good News and King James translations of the Bible. Producer John Heyman created a film so true-to-life, you will feel like you are in first-century ...
Style: biblical, sincere, serious, sentimental, epic ...
Plot: christianity, loincloth, state affairs, imaginary, hopes, blind ambition, unfulfillment, tragic hero, rivalry, miraculous event, ambition, dishonesty ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.8
 477
Peter and Paul (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 198 min.
Story: Peter and Paul assume leadership of the Church as they struggle against violent opposition to the teachings of Christ and their own personal conflicts.
Style: epic, serious, atmospheric, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: clergy, injustice, leadership, dishonesty, obsessive quest, society, against the odds, anti heroes, state affairs, hopes, life is a bitch, redemption ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, israel, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.6
 149
Gladiators 7 (1962)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Framed for the escape of five gladiators from the arena, the son of one of Sparta's leading citizens is sentenced to the arena as gladiator himself and forced to fight for his life in the Roman Colosseum. Years later he manages to escape and ...
Style: epic, captivating, exciting, serious, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hopes, adventure, state affairs, roman empire, rebellion, righting the wronged, heroic mission, master warrior, corrupted ruler, war, escapades, dishonesty ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Visual Bible: The Gospel of John (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A word for word depiction of the life of Jesus Christ from the Good News Translation Bible as recorded in the Gospel of John.
Style: epic, serious, atmospheric, based on the bible
Plot: christian, leadership, dishonesty, human spirit, supernatural ability, religions or cults, betrayal, ambition, injustice, clergy, idealism, tragic hero ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Cast a Giant Shadow (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: An American Army officer is recruited by the yet to exist Israel to help them form an army. He is disturbed by this sudden appeal to his jewish roots. Each of Israel's Arab neighbors has vowed to invade the poorly prepared country as soon as ...
Style: realistic, captivating, tense, serious, epic
Plot: military, state affairs, war, wartime life, society, political unrest, human spirit, leadership, military life, heroes, rebellion, soldier ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1947
Place: israel, middle east, tel aviv israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Sodom and Gomorrah (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Sex, torture and betrayal in Biblical Sodom and Gomorrah. Lot, leader of the Hebrews, believes his people can co-exist with the Sodomites, a disastrous decision.
Style: epic, exciting, realistic, stylized, serious ...
Plot: slave, demolished city, miraculous event, chaos and mayhem, state affairs, adventure, self discovery, religions or cults, chaos, leadership, heroes, social decay ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: rivalry, rebelliousness, betrayal, intrigue, revolution, dishonesty, political unrest, society, state affairs, torture, civil war, battlefield ...
Time: 17th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Royal Hunt of the Sun (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The Spanish explorer Pizarro captures the Inca god-chief Atahualpa and promises to free him upon the delivery of a hoard of gold. But Pizarro finds himself torn between his desire for conquest and his sense of honor after friendship and respect ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic
Plot: escapades, state affairs, adventure, betrayal, treasure hunt, royal family, heroes, political unrest, dishonesty, obsessive quest, leadership, rivalry ...
Time: 16th century
Place: peru, latin america, europe, spain, south america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.0
 429
Judas (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Judas meets Jesus and at first doesn't know what to make of him or whether or not to trust him. A cynical city boy, Judas makes fun of the country bumpkin disciples who follow Jesus but eventually decides to join the band, as well. He and Jesus ...
Style: touching, serious, biblical, sincere, disturbing ...
Plot: betrayal, dishonesty, clergy, ambition, religions or cults, injustice, tragic hero, life is a bitch, friendship, christianity, main character dies, supernatural ability ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Samson and Delilah (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Samson and Delilah tv movie
Style: epic, serious, stylized, realistic, captivating
Plot: bible, redemption, society, adventure, hopes, legends and myths, superhuman powers, tragic hero, religions or cults, heroes, superhero, betrayal ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.3
 341
Hanna's War (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Hanna's War is the true story of Hanna Senesh, a Hungarian-Jewish WW2 resistance fighter, who would become Israel's "Joan of Arc". As a young person, she fled Nazi-occupied Hungary for Palestine, where she was recruited and ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, espionage, religions or cults, heroes, unfulfillment, against humanity, war, life is a bitch, confined, danger, misfit, against the odds ...
Place: israel, middle east, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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