Movies and TV shows like The Last Days of Pompeii

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The Last Days of Pompeii (1984)
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The Last Days of Pompeii (1984)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Italy, UK, USA
Duration: 245 min.
TV show
Story: This costume series portrays aspects of life in Pompeii, a coastal luxury resort near Naples catering for the very rich of imperial Rome, mainly before but culminating in the eruption of the Vesuvian volcano, which wipes it from the face of the earth. The main characters include Diomed, a common upstart merchant whose self-made riches from trade allow him to consider running for political office against sitting city magistrate Quintus and an impoverished aristocratic marriage for his daughter Julia; the cultivated Greek Glaucus; the gladiator Lydon; the noble-born Antonius and his sister Ione, the evil Isis-priest Arbaces who is after (their) money and power; the persecution-fearing Christian slaves Petrus, his true love Chloe and their secret leader Olinthus.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: volcano, ancient rome, roman empire, gladiator, true love, romance, politics, rich and poor, clergy, love and romance, greek, legends and myths, resort, intrigue, society, forces of nature, escapades, social decay, state affairs, palaces castles and temples, catastrophe, slavery, pursuit, corporal punishment
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: pompeii

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Most similar movies to The Last Days of Pompeii

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and epic films and TV series with plots about society, state affairs, love and romance, romance, roman empire, ancient rome and intrigue mostly in Drama, History and Romance genres. Some movies like The Last Days of Pompeii: Pompeii: The Last Day (2003), Edward & Mrs. Simpson (1978), The Antagonists (1981), The Dovekeepers (2015), Pompeii (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Pompeii: The Last Day (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, France, Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In 79 AD, one of the infamous natural disasters in human history occurred when Mount Vesuvius erupted. With speculative dramatizations of various inhabitants' final hours along with detailed documentation of the known facts concerning the ...
Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: roman empire, catastrophe, heroes, legends and myths, life is a bitch, on the run, escapades, danger, forces of nature, society, gladiator, slave ...
Time: ancient history, 70s, 1st century
Place: mediterranean sea, pompeii
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83%
Edward & Mrs. Simpson (1978)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: While still the Prince of Wales, the future Edward VIII meets the married American socialite, Wallis Simpson. Their relationship causes furor in the palace and in parliament, especially when King George V dies, Mrs. Simpson gets divorced, and King ...
Style: emotional, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: society, moral dilemma, true love, royal family, relationship vs career, social differences, wedding, couples, family relations, power relations, politics, state affairs ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: epic, captivating, exciting, tense, serious ...
Plot: desert, roman empire, battles, siege, tragic hero, military, political unrest, human spirit, war, politics, rebelliousness, leadership ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history
Place: israel, holy land, middle east, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Dovekeepers (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: This four-hour miniseries is based on Alice Hoffman’s acclaimed historical novel about four extraordinary women whose lives intersect in a fight for survival at the siege of Masada.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, stylized ...
Plot: strong female presence, survival, society, political unrest, rebelliousness, rebellion, siege, love and romance, religion, curses spells and rituals, state affairs, battles ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, israel, middle east, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Pompeii (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Epic drama of Pompeii at the city’s height of glory, up to the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79, this film is one of titanic proportions, recounting on the grandest scale, its untimely destruction which killed 20,000 people in a matter of ...
Style: contemplative, captivating, serious
Plot: ancient rome, gladiator, stabbed to death, volcano, love, stabbed in the chest, trident, stabbed in the belly, earthquake, net, long haired male, roman empire ...
Place: pompeii, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: julius caesar, ancient rome, roman empire, leadership, assassination, rivalry, betrayal, gladiator, ambition, tragic hero, emperor, political conspiracy ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
Place: rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Far Pavilions (1984)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 315 min.
TV show
Story: Story of forbidden love in 1800's India set against the revolution for India's freedom from England.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: forbidden love, society, romance, love triangle, racism, interracial relations, culture clash, social differences, fall in love, tragic love, royal family, political unrest ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: india, england, asia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 331 min.
TV show
Story: Before Spartacus struck down his first opponent in the arena, there were many gladiators who passed through the gates onto the sand.'Spartacus: Gods of the Arena' tells the story of the original Champion of the House of Batiatus: Gannicus ...
Style: exciting, stylized, realistic, serious, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, gladiator, strong sexual content, ancient rome, slave, heroes, master warrior, arena, roman, warrior, pride and honor, betrayal ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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, romance, state affairs, high society, infidelity, power relations, intrigue ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, georgian era
Place: england, ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.3
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Poldark (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Britain is in the grip of a chilling recession... falling wages, rising prices, civil unrest - only the bankers are smiling. It's 1783 and Ross Poldark returns from the American War of Independence to his beloved Cornwall to find his world in ...
Style: captivating, family saga, realistic, saga, serious
Plot: countryside, family relations, love and romance, estate, love affair, society, rich and poor, master and servant, social differences, poverty, couple relations, romance ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1780s, 1790s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.7
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Spartacus (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
TV show
Story: Sentenced to spend out the rest of his adult life laboring in the harsh deserts of Egypt, the Thracian slave Spartacus gets a new lease on life when he is purchased by the obese owner of a Roman gladiator school. Moved by the defiance of an ...
Style: epic, serious, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, rebellion, slavery, tragic hero, human spirit, adventure, ancient rome, slave, leadership, gladiator, heroes, righting the wronged ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world, 1st century b.c., ancient times
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Rome (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.
Style: epic, exciting, captivating, sexual, stylized ...
Plot: roman empire, historical character, emperor, incest, ancient rome, intrigue, warrior, rivalry, betrayal, power struggle, political conspiracy, slavery ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c., 1st century
Place: rome italy, europe, italy, egypt, alexandria egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Way We Live Now (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 300 min.
TV show
Story: The Way We Live Now is a 2001 four-part television adaptation of the Anthony Trollope novel The Way We Live Now. The serial was first broadcast on the BBC and was directed by David Yates, written by Andrew Davies and produced by Nigel ...
Style: serious, realistic, witty, biting, captivating ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
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Style: epic, sexual, sexy, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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79 A.D. (1962)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Intrigue at the Roman Emperor's court prior to its destruction by Vesuvius.
Plot: volcanic eruption, gladiator, slavery, ancient rome, roman empire, peplum, betrayal, rebellion, volcano, emperor, brawl, murder ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Daniel Deronda (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 210 min.
TV show
Story: Daniel Deronda is a British television serial drama adapted by Andrew Davies from the George Eliot novel of the same name. The serial was directed by Tom Hooper, produced by Louis Marks, and was first broadcast in three parts on BBC One from 23 ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: drowning, love triangle, social differences, love affair, ambition, betrayal, society, rise to the top, romance, unlikely couple, couples, aristocracy ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian era, victorian, 1870s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.4
 941
Poldark (1975)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Period drama series about the brooding rivalry between former soldier Ross Poldark and local industrialist George Warleggan, and the two women in their lives. Based on the books by Winston Graham.
Style: saga, captivating, realistic, serious
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Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1700s, georgian era
Place: england, europe, britain, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.5
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Romulus (2020)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy
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, realistic, captivating
Plot: ancient rome, violence, battles, leader, power struggle, historical character, conflict, adventure, courage, family relations, ambition, parents and children ...
Time: ancient history
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
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War & Peace (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 379 min.
TV show
Story: Sumptuous BBC mini-series following the fortunes and the rise and fall of five aristocratic families in the waning days of imperial Russia.
Style: captivating, stylized, epic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: love and romance, aristocracy, society, state affairs, wartime life, fall in love, war, couple relations, tragic love, life is a bitch, romance, family ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Six Wives of Henry VIII (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 540 min.
TV show
Story: On his deathbed, King Henry VIII recalls how he wooed and wed his six wives - and disposed of five of them - in a bid to secure the succession to the throne with a male heir. Despite his many marriages and the crowded court, Henry remains ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, stylized
Plot: intrigue, king, love and romance, ambition, society, head of state, dishonesty, rise and fall, state affairs, nursing, death sentence, family problems ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, epic, realistic, serious
Plot: roman empire, emperor, historical character, politics, religions or cults, political intrigue, power struggle, battles, political unrest, dishonesty, rebelliousness, state affairs ...
Time: ancient history
Place: rome italy, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Ancient Black Ops (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: UK
TV show
Story: From Ancient Greece to the frozen North, rulers have always needed their elite troops – men trained to perfection, skilled with a devastating array of weaponry – men who will track down their leader’s enemies and kill them. All assassination ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, soldier, battles, military, reenactment, deadly, master warrior, graphic violence, world spanning, greek, war
Time: ancient history, middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.1
 10K
Show Me a Hero (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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Style: rough, serious, tense, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, racism, state affairs, society, crimes, life is a bitch, interracial relations, lawsuit, mayor, urban, murder, city council ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 4K
Titanic (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 173 min.
TV show
Story: A story of the romances of two couples upon the doomed ship. Isabella Paradine (Catherine Zeta Jones) is a wealthy woman mourning the loss of her aunt, who reignites a romance with old flame, Wynn Park (Peter Gallagher). Meanwhile, a charming ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: titanic, catastrophe, survival, iceberg, ship, historical event, shipwreck, ocean liner, chases and races, race against time, adventure, escapades ...
Time: year 1912, 1910s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.5
 3K
Scarlett (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Austria
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
Story: The greatest love story ever told began with Gone with the Wind and continues in this sweeping epic sequel, as Scarlett, Rhett and a host of unforgettable characters go from tragedy to triumph in an action-packed saga of international scope
Style: serious, captivating, stylized, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, romance, parents and children, couples, couple relations, family relations, society, infidelity, fall in love, civil war, star crossed lovers, tragic love ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, victorian era
Place: europe, ireland, london, england, atlanta georgia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.8
 526
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: captivating, sentimental, realistic, epic
Plot: muslim, emperor, ruler, princess, marriage, politics, betrayal, true love, romantic rivalry, palace intrigue, husband wife relationship, political intrigue ...
Time: 16th century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Forsyte Saga (1967)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Adaptation from John Galsworthy's novels.
Style: family saga, stylized, touching, epic, serious ...
Plot: rich and poor, love affair, love and romance, parents and children, dysfunctional family, unfulfilled love, siblings relations, couple relations, power relations, family problems, romance, intrigue ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 20th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.5
 107K
Pompeii (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History, Romance
Country: Canada, Germany, USA, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In 79 A.D., Milo, a slave turned gladiator, finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia, the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant who has been unwillingly betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts in a ...
Style: epic, exciting, disaster movie, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: roman empire, natural disaster, roman, gladiator, adventure, catastrophe, arena, save the lady, slave, volcanic eruption, chaos, forces of nature ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 70s
Place: pompeii, italy, britain, london, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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I, Claudius (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 650 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 ...
Style: epic, clever, atmospheric, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: roman empire, emperor, political intrigue, power struggle, ambition, betrayal, intrigue, incest, ancient, prophecy, family feud, conspiracy ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 1st century b.c., 50s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Victoria & Albert (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 200 min.
TV show
Story: The passionate love story that was Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's lengthy marriage. Beginning in 1837, the year of King William IV's death and 18-year-old Victoria's ascension to the throne, the series charts the tumultuous period ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, sentimental, stylized ...
Plot: queen victoria, royal family, husband wife relationship, love and romance, head of state, monarch, british empire, state affairs, royal court, romance, political unrest, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, victorian england
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%