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A Man for All Seasons (1988)
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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: tense, sincere, serious, captivating, realistic, contemplative, talky
Plot: betrayal, politics, religions or cults, fighting the system, royal family, rebellion, against the rules, moral dilemma, intrigue, blind ambition, legal, royal court, society, dishonesty, downfall, rivalry, tragic hero, ego clash, state affairs, uninhibited rivalry, integrity, clergy, courtroom, judiciary, religious persecution
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and sincere films with plots about state affairs, dishonesty, society, politics, royal family, betrayal and rivalry mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like A Man for All Seasons: Becket (1964), The Borgia (2006), The Other Boleyn Girl (2003), Henry VIII and His Six Wives (1972), Mary, Queen of Scots (1971). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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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 ...
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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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The Other Boleyn Girl (2003)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on the controversial novel by Philippa Gregory, "The Other Boleyn Girl" is a fictionalised account of the life of Lady Mary Boleyn (Natascha McElhone) who becomes mistress to England's king, Henry VIII (Jared Harris), before ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized, sexy
Plot: mistress, royal family, infidelity, sister, uninhibited rivalry, royal court, intrigue, love and romance, blind ambition, rise to the top, romance, state affairs ...
Time: renaissance, 16th century
Place: england, europe
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100%
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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: serious, realistic, captivating, stylized
Plot: british royal family, tudors, religions or cults, couples, palaces castles and temples, state affairs, love and romance, head of state, dishonesty, intrigue, society, couple relations ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe, london
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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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36%
Julius Caesar (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: All star cast heads up this 1970 remake of the William Shakespeare classic tale of the betrayal of the the Roman senate against their emperor, the plotting and scheming that led up to the assassination of the title charecter, and all of Romes' ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful, psychotronic
Plot: assassination, betrayal, tragic hero, heroes, roman empire, political intrigue, political unrest, right hand man, downfall, rise and fall, intrigue, head of state ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
Place: rome italy, europe
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34%
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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, realistic, serious
Plot: king of england, ambition, romance, infidelity, intrigue, head of state, dishonesty, royal family, state affairs, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, clergy ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1500s
Place: 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, realistic, serious, talky, sincere ...
Plot: politics, leadership, rise to the top, ambition, society, political intrigue, betrayal, friendship, state affairs, political corruption, dishonesty, campaign ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 90s, 80s
Place: england, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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: contemplative, talky, realistic, serious
Plot: church, politics, destiny, idealism, against the odds, human spirit, righting the wronged, religions or cults, injustice, rebelliousness, fighting the system, ambition ...
Time: 16th century, 70s, 1500s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Gathering Storm (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A love story offering an intimate look inside the marriage of Winston and Clementine Churchill during a particularly troubled, though little-known, moment in their lives.
Style: realistic, serious, talky, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: winston churchill, british history, politics, world war two, state affairs, war, head of state, couple relations, rise to the top, society, fascism, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, year 1934
Place: england, europe, germany, united kingdom
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31%
Have No Fear: The Life of Pope John Paul II (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Lithuania, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The eventful life of a humble Polish priest who once decried the pomp of the Catholic Church "a circus" and labeled the Pope a "prisoner of the Vatican" before ascending to the papal throne is explored as actor Thomas Kretschmann ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: fighting the system, clergy, dishonesty, hopes, church, religions or cults, forbidden love, leadership, rebellion, politics, society, state affairs ...
Place: israel, poland, middle east, europe
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31%
Inherit the Wind (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Based on a real-life case in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution.
Style: clever, disturbing, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom, small town, society, legal, dishonesty, media, politics, rivalry, rebellion, hotshot lawyer, dedicated lawyer, rebelliousness ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: america
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31%
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Galileo (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Challenged by a new student, tutor and theorist Galileo co-opts emerging telescope technology and discovers irrefutable proof of the heretical notion that the earth is not the center of the universe. But in a rigid society ruled by an uneasy ...
Style: talky, serious, realistic
Plot: church, solar system, inquisition, science, pope, rebellion, society, obsessive quest, fighting the system, astronomer, injustice, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Hamlet (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 184 min.
Story: From its sell-out run at Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre comes a film version of this unique and critically acclaimed production of Hamlet with BAFTA-nominee Maxine Peake in the title role. This ground-breaking stage production, directed by ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, captivating, contemplative ...
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Time: middle ages
Place: europe, denmark
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Margaret Thatcher: The Long Walk to Finchley (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A light hearted look at future Prime Minister Margaret Thatchers rise from research chemist in 1949 to becoming MP for Finchley in 1959 encompassing her early relationship and marriage to Oil Millionaire Denis Thatcher.
Style: sincere, emotional, realistic, captivating, serious ...
Plot: ambition, politics, rise to the top, society, state affairs, feminism, campaign, head of state, election, strong female presence, british politics, satire ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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, contemplative, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: burned alive, church, head of state, life is a bitch, rebellion, ambition, society, betrayal, fighting the system, rivalry, righting the wronged, religions or cults ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century, renaissance, 1600s, 1500s
Place: italy, venice, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 ...
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Place: england, europe, britain, london, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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God's Outlaw (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: thought provoking, contemplative, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: translator, burned alive, society, religions or cults, church, anti hero, state affairs, clergy, dishonesty, obsessive quest, anti heroes, against the rules ...
Time: 16th century
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28%
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Marie (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A single mother takes a job with the government where she is confronted with corruption.
Style: thought provoking, talky, realistic, serious, sincere
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The Lost Prince (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: The Lost Prince is an acclaimed British television drama about the life of Prince John – youngest child of Britain's King George V and Queen Mary – who died at the age of 13 in 1919. John suffered from epileptic seizures and an autism-like ...
Style: captivating, sincere, touching, serious, emotional ...
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Place: england, europe
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27%
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Fidel & Che (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 206 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, sincere, tense
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Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
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To Kill a King (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: clever, talky, captivating, serious, realistic ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 360 min.
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Style: serious, captivating, stylized, suspense, factual ...
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Place: england, europe, london
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27%
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: rough, suspenseful, sincere, realistic, serious
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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, stylized, touching, sentimental, realistic
Plot: love and romance, royal court, empress, couple relations, palaces castles and temples, russian history, royal family, intrigue, dishonesty, rivalry, ambition, political intrigue ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, georgian era
Place: russia
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King Lear (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 140 min.
Story: King Lear, old and tired, divides his kingdom among his daughters, giving great importance to their protestations of love for him. When Cordelia, youngest and most honest, refuses to idly flatter the old man in return for favor, he banishes her and ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, emotional, contemplative
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Place: russia
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26%
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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26%
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The Abdication (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Queen Christina of Sweden (1626-1689) abdicates and travels to Rome to embrace the Catholic church.
Style: touching, gloomy, sincere, captivating, serious ...
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Henri 4 (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Germany, France, Austria, Spain
Duration: 155 min.
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Style: tense, serious, captivating, psychological, suspenseful ...
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Time: 16th century
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