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The Lion in Winter (1968)
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The Lion in Winter (1968)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: 1183 AD: King Henry II's three sons all want to inherit the throne, but he won't commit to a choice. They and his wife variously plot to force him.
Style: realistic, stylized, captivating, factual, suspense, atmospheric, talky, witty, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: king, christmas, mistress, political intrigue, power struggle, infidelity, throne, rivalry, castle, queen, royal family, family relations, state affairs, aristocracy, spear, manipulation, british history, holiday, inheritance, parents and children, french, choice, uninhibited rivalry, homoeroticism, dysfunctional family ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: france, england

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and stylized films with plots about state affairs, royal family, betrayal, queen, king, mentor and runaway mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like The Lion in Winter: The Other Boleyn Girl (2008), Becket (1964), Wolf Hall (2015), A Man for All Seasons (1966), Macbeth (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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). ...
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: royal family, political intrigue, family relations, parents and children, infidelity, couple relations, uninhibited rivalry, couples, rivalry, state affairs, romance, dishonesty ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: europe, england
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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, stylized, sexual, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: king, queen, royal court, love triangle, siblings relations, seduction, royal family, intrigue, marriage, ambition, british history, mistress ...
Time: 16th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, france, london, rome italy
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100%
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Becket (1964)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: King Henry II of England has trouble with the Church. When the Archbishop of Canterbury dies, he has a brilliant idea. Rather than appoint another pious cleric loyal to Rome and the Church, he will appoint his old drinking and wenching buddy, Thomas ...
Style: epic, tense, talky, thought provoking, clever ...
Plot: bishop, friendship, betrayal, politics, archbishop, dishonesty, state affairs, rise and fall, religions or cults, church, friends, clergy ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe, london, france, vatican ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, suspense, factual ...
Plot: rise to the top, political intrigue, royal family, manipulation, state affairs, manipulations, ambition, blind ambition, society, betrayal, politics, dishonesty ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, europe, london
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100%
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A Man for All Seasons (1966)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Man for All Seasons is the filmed version of the life of Thomas More. An English man comes to Sir Thomas More to ask if he can divorce his wife since King Henry VIII has made it illegal. Sir Thomas More stands up in opposition to the King even ...
Style: earnest, talky, contemplative, realistic, serious ...
Plot: idealism, execution, treason, ambition, period piece, death sentence, decapitation, oath, betrayal, hopes, dishonesty, intrigue ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: england, europe, rome italy, new york
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100%
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Macbeth (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Feature film adaptation of Shakespeare's Scottish play about General Macbeth whose ambitious wife urges him to use wicked means in order to gain power of the throne over the sitting king, Duncan.
Style: bleak, stylized, captivating, brutal, atmospheric ...
Plot: betrayal, murder, ambition, medieval, crown, assassination, couple relations, state affairs, tragic hero, rise and fall, losing-it hero, witches ...
Time: middle ages, 11th century, 70s, 1930s
Place: scotland, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Henry VIII of England discards one wife, Katharine of Aragon, who has failed to produce a male heir, in favor of the young and beautiful Anne Boleyn.
Style: talky, touching, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: british history, tudors, ambition, frame up, infidelity, king, betrayal, romance, politics, intrigue, love and romance, tragic hero ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 1500s, 1930s, 18th century ...
Place: england, europe, britain, london, scotland
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100%
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Macbeth (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A ruthlessly ambitious Scottish lord siezes the throne with the help of his scheming wife and a trio of witches.
Style: atmospheric, disturbing, bleak, serious, captivating ...
Plot: murder, betrayal, ambition, ghost, rise and fall, prophecy, rise to power, throne, vengeance, rise to the top, state affairs, blind ambition ...
Time: 11th century, middle ages, 70s
Place: scotland, england, europe
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100%
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Henry V (1989)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Gritty adaption of William Shakespeare's play about the English King's bloody conquest of France.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, captivating, rough ...
Plot: medieval, battles, war, king of england, honor, politics, royal family, state affairs, mistress, military, love and romance, tragedy ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: france, europe, england, london, scotland
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100%
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Queen Margot (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 159 min.
Story: The night of August 24, 1572, is known as the Massacre of St. Bartholomew. In France a religious war is raging. In order to impose peace a forced wedding is arranged between Margot de Valois, sister of the immature Catholic King Charles IX, and the ...
Style: epic, bleak, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: french history, politics, forbidden love, nudity (full frontal - brief), royal family, incest, political intrigue, massacre, royalty, intrigue, romance, murder ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, renaissance
Place: france, paris france, europe, spain, england ...
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100%
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: royal family, king, prince, queen, rivalry, battles, political intrigue, power struggle, heir heiress, politics, betrayal, lovers ...
Time: 15th century
Place: england, europe
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100%
The Madness of King George (1994)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: King George III's erratic behaviour leads to a plot in Parliament to have him declared insane and removed from the throne.
Style: witty, talky, clever, suspense, biting ...
Plot: mental illness, royal court, politics, parliament, queen, king, manic, power relations, outside help, treatment, unconventional method, ruler ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1780s, 19th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Mary Queen of Scots (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The life and death of the Scottish monarch.
Style: stylized, realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: royal court, royal family, political intrigue, betrayal, political unrest, head of state, state affairs, palaces castles and temples, queen, monarchy, strong female presence, british royal family ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: scotland, england, europe
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100%
The Pillars of the Earth (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Germany, Canada, UK, Hungary
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Pillars of the Earth is an eight-part 2010 TV miniseries, adapted from Ken Follett's novel of the same name.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, visually appealing, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: medieval, catholic church, ambition, power struggle, throne, state affairs, religions or cults, manipulations, royal family, society, heir heiress, rivals ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Tudors (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Ireland, Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Tudors is a history-based drama series following the young, vibrant King Henry VIII, a competitive and lustful monarch who navigates the intrigues of the English court and the human heart with equal vigor and justifiable suspicion.
Style: captivating, stylized, serious, sexual, realistic ...
Plot: historical character, queen, king, royal court, royal family, love triangle, intrigue, throne, betrayal, king of england, aristocracy, siblings relations ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, renaissance
Place: england, europe
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67%
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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: factual, stylized, realistic, epic, serious ...
Plot: queen, historical character, queen elizabeth i, british history, royal court, british royal family, head of state, political intrigue, throne, politics, rise to the top, treason ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london, scotland, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When Queen Elizabeth's reign is threatened by ruthless familial betrayal and Spain's invading army, she and her shrewd adviser must act to safeguard to the lives of her people.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, epic, colourful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: queen elizabeth i, queen, british history, throne, period piece, head of state, royal family, monarchy, palace intrigue, political intrigue, politics, catholicism ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, middle ages, 1500s, 18th century ...
Place: england, europe, spain, scotland, america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Mary, Queen of Scots (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Mary Stuart, who was named Queen of Scotland when she was only six days old, is the last Roman Catholic ruler of Scotland. She is imprisoned at he age of 23 by her cousin Elizabeth Tudor, the English Queen and her arch adversary. Nineteen years ...
Style: captivating, realistic, stylized, serious
Plot: queen elizabeth i, betrayal, murder, political unrest, queen, execution, catholic, royal family, royal court, intrigue, state affairs, society ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: scotland, england, europe, britain, france
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100%
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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, military, politics, intrigue, leadership, royal family, against the odds, ambition, rebellion, society ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 1600s, 80s, 18th century
Place: england, ireland, europe, america, london ...
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42%
Mary Queen of Scots (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Mary Stuart attempts to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, only to find herself condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, bleak, bad ending ...
Plot: royal court, royal family, queen elizabeth i, queen, state affairs, throne, rivalry, british history, cousin cousin relationship, betrayal, female protagonist, protestant ...
Time: 16th century
Place: scotland, england, europe, scottish highlands
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42%
Hyde Park on Hudson (2012)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The story of the love affair between FDR and his distant cousin Margaret Stuckley, centered around the weekend in 1939 when the King and Queen of the United Kingdom visited upstate New York.
Style: stylized, captivating, factual, political, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: cousin cousin relationship, queen, state affairs, president, love affair, family relations, disability, husband wife relationship, king, queen of england, park, king of england ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1939
Place: usa, new york, united states, england, new jersey ...
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40%
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A Royal Affair (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Czech Republic, Germany
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A young queen falls in love with her physician, and they start a revolution that changes their nation forever.
Style: stylized, realistic, captivating, factual, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, king, love affair, queen, royal family, aristocracy, royal court, high society, tragic love, period piece, coup d'etat, unfaithful wife ...
Time: 18th century, year 1968, 1700s, 1770s, 1920s
Place: europe, denmark, england, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark ...
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39%
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The Queen (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, France, Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The Queen is an intimate behind the scenes glimpse at the interaction between HM Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Tony Blair during their struggle, following the death of Diana, to reach a compromise between what was a private tragedy for the Royal ...
Style: thought provoking, factual, emotional, compassionate, talky ...
Plot: queen, historical character, royal family, british royal family, head of state, queen of england, queen elizabeth ii, paparazzi, politics, death, pride and honor, death in the family ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1997
Place: england, buckingham palace, britain, europe, london ...
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38%
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Titus (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy, USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Titus Andronicus returns from the wars and sees his sons and daughters taken from him, one by one. Shakespeare's goriest and earliest tragedy.
Style: rough, captivating, serious, harsh, stylized ...
Plot: sacrifice, head of state, state affairs, war, violence spree, life is a bitch, society, goth, brutality, betrayal, nudity (full frontal - brief), cannibalism ...
Time: ancient history, 1930s
Place: rome italy, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Young Victoria (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: From Academy Award® winners Graham King and Martin Scorsese, along with the makers of Gosford Park and The Departed, comes the story of Queen Victoria’s early rise to power. From an object of a royal power-struggle to her romantic courtship and ...
Style: touching, realistic, dramatic, factual, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: queen victoria, royal family, aristocracy, period piece, queen, royal court, queen of england, love and romance, royalty, marriage, politics, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1820s, 1830s ...
Place: england, london, buckingham palace, europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Hamlet (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, finds out that his uncle Claudius killed his father to obtain the throne, and plans revenge.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, realistic, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: murder, tragic hero, poisoning, revenge, state affairs, parents and children, royal family, family relations, unfulfillment, dishonesty, prince, spirit ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Marie Antoinette (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, France, Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and ultimately the fall of Versailles.
Style: realistic, factual, colourful, melancholic, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: historical character, queen, french history, princess, royal family, royal court, palaces castles and temples, aristocracy, french revolution, female protagonist, state affairs, french ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: france, versailles, paris france, austria, europe ...
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36%
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Robin Hood (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 140 min.
Story: When soldier Robin happens upon the dying Robert of Loxley, he promises to return the man's sword to his family in Nottingham. There, he assumes Robert's identity; romances his widow, Marion; and draws the ire of the town's sheriff ...
Style: exciting, captivating, stylized, heroic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: knight, medieval, robin hood, love and romance, folk hero, archer, adventure, king, king of england, fighting the system, escapades, bow and arrow ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century, 19th century
Place: england, europe, france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Ludwig II (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A dramatic retelling of the life of Ludwig II, King of Bavaria, one of the most fascinating monarchs of modern times. From his accession to the throne at the age of 18 to his passionate support of Richard Wagner and his music. From his ingenuous ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: king, suicide, princess, tragic hero, power relations, idealism, palaces castles and temples, state affairs, downfall, royal court, royal family, youth ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s
Place: bavaria, europe, germany, versailles
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36%
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Mad Love (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Spain, Italy, Portugal, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The love story who transformed Juana I de Castilla, Queen of Spain, into Juana "The mad". The tragic fate of a Queen madly in love to an unfaithful husband, Felipe el Hermoso, Archduke of Austria.
Style: captivating, sexy, serious, melancholic, gothic ...
Plot: betrayal, love and romance, intrigue, politics, infidelity, obsession, tragic hero, isolation, couple relations, royal family, state affairs, rivalry ...
Time: 16th century, 15th century, 1500s, 1920s, 18th century
Place: spain, austria, europe, portugal, flanders ...
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35%