Movies like King David

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King David (1985)
 5.3
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King David (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, 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, biblical
Plot: war, rivalry, adventure, heroes, religions or cults, royal family, dishonesty, tragic hero, state affairs, bible, historical event, nudity (full frontal - brief), battlefield, bible story, old testament, graphic violence, oracle, society, political unrest, corrupted ruler, sexual content, sex, giant, army, religion ...
Time: ancient history
Place: israel, middle east

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Most similar movies to King David

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, epic, realistic and captivating films with plots about state affairs, heroes, battles, rivalry, battle, society and dishonesty mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like King David: One Night with the King (2006), Solomon (1997), David (1997), El Cid (1961), The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: save the day, old testament, medieval, battlefield, queen, destiny, royal court, rise to the top, royal family, betrayal, anti semitism, battle ...
Time: ancient history
Place: persia, egypt, israel, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 911
Solomon (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Czech Republic, Spain, USA, Netherlands, UK
Duration: 166 min.
TV show
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: biblical, realistic, serious, sincere, epic ...
Plot: battles, heroes, fall in love, royal family, political unrest, healing power, religions or cults, couple relations, legends and myths, rise to the top, society, rivalry ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 1K
David (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 190 min.
TV show
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: biblical, atmospheric, epic, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: prophet, tragic hero, heroes, battles, king, folk hero, head of state, leadership, ambition, underdog, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 13K
El Cid (1961)
Genre: 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, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: knight, convent, tragic hero, siege, battles, treason, betrayal, adventure, assassination, on the run, dishonesty, state affairs ...
Time: 11th century, middle ages
Place: spain, europe, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, serious, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: redemption, betrayal, jesus, injustice, state affairs, tragic hero, political unrest, heroic mission, christianity, hopes, unfulfillment, life is a bitch ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, ancient times
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem, egypt, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, saga, christian film
Plot: battles, christianity, emperor, ancient rome, ambition, rivalry, rise to the top, society, espionage, betrayal, intrigue, adventure ...
Time: ancient history
Place: rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.1
 1K
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: biblical, realistic, serious, sincere, epic ...
Plot: prophet, village, false accusation, heroic mission, religions or cults, oracle, escapades, heroes, society, dishonesty, life is a bitch, bible ...
Time: ancient history
Place: israel, egypt, middle east, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 7.6
 3K
Joseph (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 178 min.
TV show
Story: The Biblical story of Joseph, who was sold to slavery by his brothers who were jealous of his prophetic abilities to analyze dreams and of his being their fathers' favorite.
Style: biblical, realistic, serious, epic, based on the bible
Plot: old testament, betrayal, religions or cults, family relations, vengeance, adventure, dishonesty, society, siblings relations, parents and children, royal family, miraculous event ...
Place: egypt, middle east, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, atmospheric, stylized, exciting, serious ...
Plot: slave, leadership, heroes, society, state affairs, graphic violence, adventure, rescue, social decay, chaos and mayhem, miraculous event, self discovery ...
Time: ancient history
Place: middle east, holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.9
 5K
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, stylized, serious, factual ...
Plot: battles, revolution, political unrest, king, military, politics, intrigue, leadership, royal family, against the odds, rebellion, ambition ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 1600s, 80s, 18th century
Place: england, ireland, europe, america, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, rivalry, battles, royal family, queen, invasion, tragic hero, adventure, political unrest, dishonesty, escapades, state affairs ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: thailand, burma, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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, serious, exciting, epic, captivating ...
Plot: battles, heroes, roman empire, destiny, heroic mission, leadership, adventure, rise to the top, state affairs, betrayal, julius caesar, vengeance ...
Time: 1st century b.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.9
 6K
Barabbas (1961)
Genre: 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, serious, captivating ...
Plot: jesus christ, jesus, sword and sandal, redemption, religions or cults, betrayal, hopes, haunted by the past, human spirit, heroes, tragic hero, clergy ...
Time: 1st century
Place: rome italy, middle east, europe, holy land, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.0
 444
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, religions or cults, dishonesty, clergy, injustice, friendship, supernatural ability, ambition, life is a bitch, tragic hero, christianity, main character dies ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.2
 44K
The Message (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Lebanon, Libya, Kuwait, Morocco, UK, Saudi Arabia, Egypt
Duration: 177 min.
Story: Handsomely-mounted historical epic concerns the birth of the Islamic faith and the story of the prophet Mohammed.
Style: epic, rough, controversial, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: muslim, arab, desert, religions or cults, prophet, exile, battles, islam, society, adventure, leadership, oppression ...
Time: ancient history, 7th century, middle ages
Place: middle east, arabia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: bleak, epic, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: ambition, society, corrupted ruler, heroes, royal family, dishonesty, rise to the top, state affairs, religions or cults, battles, bible, sword and sandal ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Final Inquiry (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: It is the year 33 of the Vulgar Era. The Emperor Tiberius is troubled by strange phenomena, an earthquake and the sky turning black as an eclipse. His astrologers give him fair warning: their omens indicate that the world is in the throes of a great ...
Style: serious, captivating, emotional, realistic, christian film
Plot: dishonesty, life is a bitch, roman empire, betrayal, religions or cults, rabbi, supernatural, deadly, state affairs, unfulfillment, folk hero, tragic hero ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, serious, sincere, sentimental, epic ...
Plot: miraculous event, christianity, crucifix, unfulfillment, imaginary, leadership, ambition, heroes, religions or cults, righting the wronged, human spirit, society ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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, serious, realistic, suspense, cult film
Plot: battles, soldier, adventure, revolution, independence, fall in love, political unrest, parents and children, human spirit, politics, war, life is a bitch ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.6
 527
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: biblical, serious, realistic, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: society, ambition, leadership, state affairs, clergy, dishonesty, obsessive quest, anti heroes, life is a bitch, heroes, hopes, injustice ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, rome italy, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Warrior Queen (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Romania
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The Celtic queen who shook the Roman Empire. Boudica is one of history’s first and fiercest women warriors. Sickened by ceaseless war, the king of the Iceni accepts a treaty with the Romans in exchange for his tribe’s continued independence. But ...
Style: exciting, captivating, epic, realistic, rough ...
Plot: roman empire, female warrior, battles, conquering, mother son incest, leadership, society, heroes, heroic mission, political unrest, wartime life, rivalry ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.4
 44K
Red Cliff (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, USA
Duration: 288 min.
Story: In 208 A.D., in the final days of the Han Dynasty, shrewd Prime Minster Cao convinced the fickle Emperor Han the only way to unite all of China was to declare war on the kingdoms of Xu in the west and East Wu in the south. Thus began a military ...
Style: epic, realistic, exciting, serious, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, war, strategy, martial arts, war hero, state affairs, siblings relations, heroic mission, adventure, heroes, danger, tragic hero ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, ancient china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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: stylized, epic, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: battles, folk hero, state affairs, rivalry, betrayal, dishonesty, political unrest, friendship, infidelity, royal family, legends and myths, friends ...
Time: ancient history
Place: middle east, holy land, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Alfred the Great (1969)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 122 min.
Story: While Old England is being ransacked by roving Danes in the 9th century, Alfred is planning to join the priesthood. But observing the rape of his land, he puts away his religious vows to take up arms against the invaders, leading the English ...
Style: epic, stylized, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: battles, viking, graphic violence, religions or cults, palaces castles and temples, heroes, military, war, clergy, society, moral dilemma, heroic mission ...
Time: ancient history
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.6
 3K
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, epic, stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: roman empire, julius caesar, politics, dictatorship, tragic hero, ambition, war hero, rivalry, rise and fall, head of state, emperor, treason ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 1st century b.c.
Place: egypt, africa, middle east, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.4
 1K
Sword of War (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Year 1100. Italy.The Northern lands are ruled by a German emperor: Fredrick aka "Barbarossa. His dream is to conquer also the lands in the Center and in the South so as to revive the Empire that was once of the one Charles Magno.But in the ...
Style: serious, epic, realistic, captivating
Plot: heroes, battles, emperor, knight, rivalry, leadership, state affairs, soldier, war, warrior, siege, battlefield ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: italy, europe, germany, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
1612: Chronicles of the Dark Time (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 144 min.
Story: The czar of Russia has died and a power vacuum has developed. This period in the late 16th and early 17th century has been called "The Time of Troubles." There are many impostors who claim to the right to rule, but there's only one ...
Style: captivating, serious, epic, tense
Plot: battles, conquering, war, wartime life, state affairs, politics, heroes, military, political unrest, sword fight, adventure, soldier ...
Time: 17th century
Place: russia, poland, europe, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Assassins (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: China
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the year 198 BC, Cao Cao (Chow Yun Fat), Prime Minister of the Han Dynasty, ventured to the east and defeated China's greatest warrior Lu Bu, terrifying every ambitious warlord across the country. Several years later, after taking the Han ...
Style: exciting, serious, epic, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: hidden identity, adventure, assassin, political conspiracy, state affairs, deadly, rivalry, political intrigue, assassination, head of state, assassination attempt, graphic violence ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Genoan navigator Christopher Columbus has a dream to find an alternative route to sail to the Indies, by traveling west instead of east, across the unchartered Ocean sea. After failing to find backing from the Portugese, he goes to the Spanish court ...
Style: exciting, serious, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: adventurer, ocean or sea, adventure, heroic mission, against the odds, rebelliousness, intrigue, betrayal, dishonesty, ocean, royal family, storm ...
Time: 15th century, renaissance
Place: spain, portugal, europe, latin america, west indies ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%