Movies like Ludwig

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Ludwig (1973)
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Ludwig (1973)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, West Germany, Monaco
Duration: 238 min.
Story: A history of Ludwig, king of Bavaria, from his crowning in 1864 until his death in 1886.
Style: captivating, realistic, atmospheric, serious, stylized, gloomy, epic, homoerotic
Plot: royal family, empress, politics, betrayal, family life, love affair, tragic hero, downfall, state affairs, friendship, family relations, king, love and romance, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, rise and fall, gender, mentally unstable, dishonesty, losing-it hero, decadence, lgbt, male homosexuality, travel, musician ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1880s, 1860s
Place: europe, bavaria, austria, munich germany, southern germany

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and stylized films with plots about state affairs, royal family, politics, betrayal, society, dishonesty and unfulfillment mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like Ludwig: The Crown Prince (2006), The Viceroys (2007), Mad Love (2001), Mary, Queen of Scots (2013), Rasputin (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Crown Prince (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Austria, France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 105 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, couples, politics, state affairs, royal family, forbidden love, parents and children, intrigue, tragic hero, love and romance, dishonesty ...
Time: 1890s
Place: austria, europe, vienna
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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: serious, captivating, stylized, realistic
Plot: king, suicide, princess, tragic hero, power relations, state affairs, downfall, idealism, royal court, royal family, youth, visionary ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1880s, 1860s
Place: bavaria, germany, europe, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.1
 369
The Viceroys (2007)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, Spain, Germany, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: captivating, psychological, atmospheric, epic, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, politics, political unrest, intrigue, rivalry, family life, revolution, society, dishonesty, royal family, parents and children, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: sicily, italy, europe
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43%
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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: sexy, captivating, serious, melancholic, gothic ...
Plot: betrayal, intrigue, love and romance, politics, infidelity, obsession, tragic hero, dishonesty, state affairs, rivalry, society, isolation ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century, 1920s, 18th century
Place: spain, austria, europe, portugal, flanders ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, queen, british history, monarchy, strong female presence, king of france ...
Time: 16th century
Place: scotland, england, europe
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39%
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Rasputin (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Details the life of the Russian monk Rasputin. The film shows his rise to power and how it corrupted him. His sexual perversions and madness ultimatly leads to his gruesome assasination.
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, atmospheric, thought provoking ...
Plot: assassination, clergy, intrigue, royal family, russian history, ambition, tragic hero, psychopath, betrayal, revolution, murder, rebelliousness ...
Time: 1910s, year 1917, year 1916
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 8.0
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The Leopard (1963)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 186 min.
Story: As Garibaldi's troops begin the unification of Italy in the 1860s, an aristocratic Sicilian family grudgingly adapts to the sweeping social changes undermining their way of life. Proud but pragmatic Prince Don Fabrizio Salina allows his war ...
Style: epic, gloomy, stylized, captivating, serious ...
Plot: ambition, revolution, decadence, family relations, politics, opportunist, civil war, nobility, social climbing, mayor, state affairs, unfulfillment ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: sicily, italy, europe, naples italy, palermo italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.5
 47K
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, aristocracy, queen, love affair, king, royal family, tragic love, royal court, high society, adultery, coup d'etat, political intrigue ...
Time: 18th century, year 1968, 1770s, 1920s
Place: europe, denmark, england, germany, copenhagen ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 886
Rasputin (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A group of Russian noblemen want to maintain the monarchy and plan to kill Rasputin.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, stylized, non-linear
Plot: rise to the top, empress, ambition, rise and fall, russian history, royal court, political intrigue, state affairs, society, clergy, conspiracy, battles ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century
Place: russia, europe, st. petersburg russia
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36%
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The Borgia (2006)
Genre: Biography, History
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A portrait of the bloody dynasty that spawned a pope, Alexander VI, as well as the role model for Machiavelli's "The Prince," his son Cesare Borgia, and a legend of femme duplicity, daughter Lucrezia Borgia.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, disturbing
Plot: leadership, betrayal, rivalry, society, state affairs, dishonesty, downfall, uninhibited rivalry, family relations, royal family, religions or cults, ambition ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.4
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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, political intrigue, royalty, betrayal, intrigue, romance, murder, conspiracy ...
Time: middle ages, 16th century
Place: france, paris france, europe, spain, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 183 min.
Story: Biography of the last Russian Monarch, Tsar Nicholas II and his Tsarina, Alexandra.Czar Nicholas II, the inept monarch of Russia, insensitive to the needs of his people, is overthrown and exiled to Siberia with his family.
Style: epic, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: russian history, czar, royal family, russian revolution, politics, rise and fall, state affairs, rebellion, political unrest, rebelliousness, family relations, world war one ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 90s, edwardian era
Place: russia, siberia, crimea
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.1
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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: captivating, serious, stylized, factual, suspense ...
Plot: royal family, rise to the top, political intrigue, state affairs, ambition, manipulation, dishonesty, society, blind ambition, betrayal, politics, rise and fall ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.2
 401
The Conspiracy (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 128 min.
Story: 16th century ruler King Philip II of Spain maneuvers within a court of deceit and betrayal
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, epic, tense ...
Plot: politics, love affair, royal family, ambition, political intrigue, political conspiracy, love and romance, crimes, state affairs, royal court, dishonesty, conspiracy ...
Time: 16th century
Place: spain, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Young Catherine (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, Canada, Soviet Union, Germany, Italy
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A German princess is chosen to marry the heir to the Russian Throne, but faces plots and intrigues against her.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, stylized, sentimental
Plot: royal court, love and romance, empress, couple relations, russian history, royal family, political intrigue, head of state, ambition, rivalry, state affairs, intrigue ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Rasputin (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Into an era seething with war and revolution, a man comes with an incredible power to heal a nation...or destroy it. Based on the true story of one of the most powerful and mysterious figures in Russian history.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: murder, rise and fall, ambition, politics, society, clergy, unfulfillment, state affairs, rebelliousness, royal family, cure, monk ...
Time: edwardian era, year 1916
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.0
 390
Falling Star (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This colourful feature debut from experienced producer Luis Miñarro offers an almost hallucinatory look at the world of Amadeo of Savoy, who was king of an ungovernable Spain for two years around 1870. This intriguing episode is transformed into a ...
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, captivating
Plot: royal family, society, state affairs, royal court, political unrest, master and servant, gay interest, nudity (full frontal - brief), art, unfulfillment, isolation, male nudity ...
Time: 19th century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.8
 38K
Hamlet (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 242 min.
Story: Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer, his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: prince, murder, shakespeare, betrayal, royal family, funeral, intrigue, love and romance, tragic hero, rivalry, royal court, vengeance ...
Time: 19th century, middle ages, 18th century
Place: denmark, europe, england
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30%
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Mayerling (1968)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria (Omar Sharif) clashes with his father, Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria (James Mason), over implementing progressive policies for their country. Ava Gardner plays his mother Empress Elisabeth. Rudolf soon feels he is ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: tragic love, infidelity, forbidden love, revolution, politics, romance, royal family, hopes, state affairs, society, rebelliousness, fall in love ...
Time: 1880s, 19th century
Place: austria, england, italy, europe, venice ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Princess Ka'iulani (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Lush scenery and gorgeous photography highlight this bio of Princess Ka'iulani (Q'Orianka Kilcher), a 19th-century Hawaiian princess raised in England but determined to maintain her people's independence from aggressive American ...
Style: sincere, emotional, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: fall in love, political unrest, destiny, save the kingdom, downfall, youth, life is a bitch, politics, princess, historical figure, social differences, redemption ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 9th century, 1890s
Place: hawaii, usa, england, honolulu hawaii
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29%
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Saving Lincoln (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The almost entirely true story of Abraham Lincoln and his self-appointed bodyguard, U.S. Marshal Ward Hill Lamon - a banjo-playing Southerner who foiled repeated attempts on the President's life, and kept him functioning during the darkest ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, stylized
Plot: assassination attempt, american civil war, head of state, state affairs, friendship, historical event, death of son, assassination plot, bodyguard, friends, civil war, abraham lincoln ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.5
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Colonel Redl (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Yugoslavia, Hungary, Austria, West Germany
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Set during the fading glory of the Austro-Hungarian empire, the film tells of the rise and fall of Alfred Redl, an ambitious young officer who proceeds up the ladder to become head of the Secret Police only to become ensnared in political deception.
Style: serious, realistic, cynical, biting, suspense ...
Plot: espionage, military, soldier, treason, gays and lesbians, military officer, betrayal, state affairs, dishonesty, war, rise and fall, politics ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, pre world war one
Place: austria, czech republic, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.7
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Getulio (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Brazil, Portugal
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The movie depicts the political crisis that led to the suicide of president Getúlio Vargas, in the 19 days that preceded August 24, 1954. The crisis began with the attempted assassination of journalist and politician Carlos Lacerda in August 5, ...
Style: stylized, serious, captivating, realistic, bleak
Plot: politics, head of state, investigation, state affairs, life is a bitch, political unrest, dishonesty, society, downfall, political conspiracy, political intrigue, journalism ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 7.5
 30K
Henry V (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, 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, stylized ...
Plot: medieval, battles, war, honor, politics, king of england, royal family, mistress, military, state affairs, love and romance, tragedy ...
Time: 15th century
Place: france, europe, england, london, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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, clergy, friends, religions or cults, church, royal family, introspection, rivalry ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe, france, london, vatican ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, aristocracy, royal family, royal court, queen, queen of england, state affairs, love and romance, royalty, marriage, politics, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1830s, 1820s, 1840s ...
Place: england, london, buckingham palace, europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Pandemonium (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Set in England during the early 19th century, Pandaemonium evokes late-1960s America in its depiction of the relationship between Samuel Taylor Coleridge (Linus Roach) and William Wordsworth (John Hannah). Instead of going to Vietnam, Wordsworth ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: friendship, betrayal, politics, addiction, drug abuse, prodigy, tragic hero, rise and fall, lifestyle, writer's life, tragic love, life is a bitch ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s
Place: france, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
A Man for All Seasons (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Story of Sir Thomas More, who refused to accept the spiritual leadership of Henry VIII, and faces death as he struggles to remain loyal to his integrity.
Style: talky, captivating, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, moral dilemma, uninhibited rivalry, royal court, royal family, religions or cults, ego clash, state affairs, politics, intrigue, legal, rivalry ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The King Is Dancing (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, Music
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Louis XIV, the French sun-king has two passions, establishing absolute rule over the realm -after decades of religious/civil wars- by divine right and artistic brilliancy as a dancer
Style: atmospheric, stylized, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: performer's life, king of france, ballet, prodigy, royal family, intrigue, dishonesty, love and romance, artists and showbiz, rise and fall, celebrity culture, tragic love ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, europe, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 ...
Plot: king, christmas, mistress, queen, power struggle, political intrigue, infidelity, throne, rivalry, castle, royal family, family relations ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%