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A Man for All Seasons (1966)
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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 though he knows he’s risking his own life. An award winning film from 1966.
Style: talky, serious, captivating, realistic, contemplative, earnest, dramatic, witty, compassionate, political ...
Plot: idealism, treason, ambition, execution, period piece, death sentence, decapitation, oath, betrayal, mistress, clergy, religions or cults, royal family, rebellion, hopes, intrigue, blind ambition, royal court, society, dishonesty, rivalry, state affairs, uninhibited rivalry, british history, pope ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: england, europe, rome italy, new york

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and dramatic films with plots about state affairs, betrayal, society, dishonesty, royal family, politics and idealism mostly in Biography, Drama and History genres. Some movies like A Man for All Seasons: Anne of the Thousand Days (1969), Becket (1964), Wolf Hall (2015), The Lion in Winter (1968), Henry VIII (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Man for All Seasons (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK
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: sincere, contemplative, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: betrayal, blind ambition, politics, rebellion, legal, intrigue, dishonesty, state affairs, fighting the system, against the rules, society, rivalry ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe
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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, infidelity, frame up, 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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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, society, introspection, royal family, friends, church, religions or cults, rise and fall ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe, london, france, rome italy ...
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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, factual, suspense ...
Plot: rise to the top, political intrigue, royal family, ambition, state affairs, manipulations, manipulation, society, politics, blind ambition, betrayal, dishonesty ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, europe, london
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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: stylized, realistic, captivating, factual, suspense ...
Plot: king, christmas, mistress, political intrigue, power struggle, infidelity, throne, rivalry, castle, queen, royal family, family relations ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: france, england
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Henry VIII (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 193 min.
Story: Henry VIII is a two-part British television movie produced principally by Granada Television for ITV. It chronicles the life of Henry VIII of England from the disintegration of his first marriage to an aging Spanish princess until his death ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: king of england, ambition, romance, infidelity, dishonesty, intrigue, royal family, head of state, state affairs, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, clergy ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1500s
Place: england, europe
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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, queen elizabeth i, historical character, royal court, british history, british royal family, political intrigue, politics, rise to the top, treason, monarchy, palaces castles and temples ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london, scotland, paris france ...
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The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Charlton Heston stars as Renaissance artist Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564), who begrudgingly paints the Sistine Chapel for imperious Pope Julius II in this epic adaptation of Irvine Stone's novel ...
Style: uplifting, serious, epic, atmospheric, inspirational ...
Plot: painter, genius, architect, sculpture, painting, infidelity, historical figure, life & death, pope, hard labor, showdown, standoff ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, quarry, 1500s, 1960s ...
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
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Lady Jane (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 136 min.
Story: The death of King Henry VIII throws his kingdom into chaos because of succession disputes. His weak son Edward, is on his deathbed. Anxious to keep England true to the Reformation, a scheming minister John Dudley marries off his son, Guildford to ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, emotional, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: corporal punishment, political intrigue, betrayal, romance, politics, conspiracy, heroes, dishonesty, rise and fall, head of state, unfulfillment, ambition ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 19th century, 1930s, 18th century
Place: england, london, rome italy, europe
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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, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: queen, king, royal court, royal family, siblings relations, seduction, love triangle, intrigue, betrayal, family relations, palace intrigue, jealousy ...
Time: 16th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, france, london, rome italy
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40%
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, throne, period piece, british history, palace intrigue, royal family, monarchy, political intrigue, politics, head of state, catholicism ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, middle ages, 1500s, 1930s ...
Place: england, europe, spain, scotland, america ...
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38%
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God's Outlaw (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A dramatized biography of William Tyndale, the 16th Century reformer determined to translate the Bible into English, which illegal act set him at odds with the Catholic Church, Sir Thomas More and King Henry VIII.
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: translator, burned alive, anti hero, religions or cults, church, state affairs, clergy, dishonesty, obsessive quest, anti heroes, against the rules, on the run ...
Time: 16th century
Place: germany, england
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Giordano Bruno (1973)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Flying from his enemies in the Catholic Church, the free thinking philosopher, poet and scientist Giordano Bruno (1548-1600) has found some protection in Venice. But the Roman Inquisition, fearing his influence in Europe, wants to bring him on trial ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sincere, contemplative
Plot: burned alive, church, ambition, betrayal, dishonesty, forbidden love, royal family, human nature, political intrigue, against the rules, rivalry, cause and meaning ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century, 1600s, 1500s, renaissance
Place: rome italy, italy, venice, europe
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38%
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Luther (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A man's view cause a rift between peasants and the church.
Style: realistic, serious, talky, contemplative
Plot: church, politics, fighting the system, rebelliousness, destiny, idealism, against the odds, human spirit, righting the wronged, injustice, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 16th century, 70s, 1500s
Place: germany
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Elizabeth R (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
TV show
Story: When Elizabeth Tudor comes to the throne, her (male) advisors know she has to marry. Doesn't she?
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, factual
Plot: palace intrigue, queen elizabeth i, queen, royal family, political conspiracy, throne, state affairs, betrayal, head of state, dishonesty, tragic hero, political unrest ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Henry VIII and His Six Wives (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: 1547, King Henry VIII's life has taken a turn for the worse and he is forced to look back over his life and the many loves which had brought him his three children, only one of which was the desired male heir to secure the Tudor dynasty.
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: british royal family, couple relations, palaces castles and temples, couples, religions or cults, uninhibited rivalry, royal court, political intrigue, head of state, society, state affairs, love and romance ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 137 min.
Story: The life of Jesus Christ according to the Gospel of Matthew. Pasolini shows Christ as a marxist avant-la-lettre and therefore uses half of the text of Matthew.
Style: bleak, stylized, emotional, sincere, uplifting ...
Plot: betrayal, miraculous event, faith, gender bending, state affairs, leadership, politics, injustice, religions or cults, idealism, human spirit, redemption ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 70s
Place: israel, palestine, southern italy, rome italy
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36%
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Danton (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Poland
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Danton and Robespierre were close friends and fought together in the French Revolution, but by 1793 Robespierre was France's ruler, determined to wipe out opposition with a series of mass executions that became known as the Reign of Terror. ...
Style: talky, epic, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: french revolution, revolution, political unrest, politics, idealism, death row, intrigue, rebellion, military, heroes, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1790s, 1930s
Place: france, paris france, poland, europe, spain ...
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Jimmy's Hall (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Ireland, France, Belgium, Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In the 1930s political activist Jimmy Gralton is deported from Ireland during the 'Red Scare'.
Style: realistic, captivating, touching, serious, factual
Plot: deportation, fighting the system, rebellion, ambition, human spirit, idealism, rebelliousness, social relations, dance school, injustice, politics, rivalry ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1932
Place: ireland, new york
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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: clever, captivating, talky, serious, realistic ...
Plot: rebelliousness, betrayal, rivalry, political unrest, state affairs, society, intrigue, dishonesty, revolution, torture, battlefield, political intrigue ...
Time: 17th century
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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, uninhibited rivalry, downfall, family relations, royal family, religions or cults, ambition ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: rome italy, italy
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35%
John Wycliffe: The Morning Star (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: This affecting biography chronicles the life and times of prominent European philosopher John Wycliffe, who was the first to translate the Bible into English. The 14th century, Oxford University scholar often found himself caught between opposing ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious
Plot: clergy, translator, religions or cults, ambition, fighting the system, heroes, society, hopes, rivalry, against the rules, rich and poor, human spirit ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: england, europe
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34%
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Pope Joan (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Based on the medieval legend of Pope Joan, who was made Pope for a brief period around 855 A.D. The movie presents her existence as fact, though it is questionable that Pope Joan really did exist, and portrays her relationships with other notables ...
Style: captivating, contemplative, serious, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: pope, religions or cults, legends and myths, gender bending, society, clergy, ambition, dishonesty, hidden identity, gender, rise to the top, power relations ...
Time: 9th century, middle ages
Place: rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Crucible (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The movie is centered around the Salem Massachusetts witch trials of 1692. The movie is based on the play "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller. He also wrote the screen play adaptation.
Style: talky, rough, disturbing, twists and turns, factual ...
Plot: politics, witch, confession, curse, legal action, vengeance, witch hunt, danger, society, courtroom drama, legal, hopes ...
Time: 17th century, 90s, 1600s, 50s, 1950s
Place: massachusetts, usa, new england, california
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34%
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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, 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, london, america ...
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17%
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, biting, dark humor ...
Plot: mental illness, royal court, politics, parliament, king, queen, power relations, unconventional method, couples, treatment, manic, outside help ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1780s, 19th century, victorian england
Place: england, europe, london
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33%
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 family, head of state, political intrigue, royal court, betrayal, political unrest, state affairs, palaces castles and temples, queen, monarchy, strong female presence, british history ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: scotland, england, europe
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33%
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The Deal (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It is approaching an election in the UK when the leader of the Labour party, John Smith, suffers another in a line of heart attacks and dies. With the leadership campaign about to start the clear choice appears to be Gordon Brown, a stanch Scotsman. ...
Style: clever, serious, realistic, thought provoking, talky ...
Plot: politics, ambition, rise to the top, leadership, society, friendship, state affairs, political intrigue, dishonesty, betrayal, campaign, political corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 90s, 80s
Place: england, britain
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33%
The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 260 min.
Story: All-star epic retelling of Christ's life.
Style: epic, biblical, atmospheric, captivating, serious ...
Plot: jesus christ, betrayal, desert, miraculous event, temptation, jesus, redemption, hopes, leadership, society, tragic hero, human spirit ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, ancient times
Place: holy land, jerusalem, egypt
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33%
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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, deadly, heroes, on the run ...
Time: 11th century, middle ages, 70s
Place: scotland, england, europe
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