Movies and TV shows like Wolf Hall

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Wolf Hall (2015)
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Wolf Hall (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 360 min.
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 him. Into this impass steps Thomas Cromwell: a wholly original man, a charmer, and a bully, both idealist and opportunist, astute in reading people, and implacable in his ambition. But Henry is volatile: one day tender, one day murderous. Cromwell helps him break the opposition, but what will be the price of his triumph?
Style: serious, stylized, captivating, suspense, factual, realistic
Plot: rise to the top, political intrigue, ambition, state affairs, manipulations, royal family, society, betrayal, blind ambition, politics, dishonesty, aristocrat, palaces castles and temples, royal court, clergy, rise and fall, court intrigue, period piece, king, queen, death, sister sister relationship, divorce, power, aristocracy ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, europe

Most similar movies to Wolf Hall

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and stylized films and TV series with plots about state affairs, royal family, dishonesty, betrayal, society, ambition and politics mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like Wolf Hall: The Pillars of the Earth (2010), The Tudors (2007), Elizabeth R (1971), Mary, Queen of Scots (1971), The White Queen (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Pillars of the Earth (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Germany, Canada, UK, Hungary
Duration: 60 min.
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, stylized, serious, realistic, epic ...
Plot: heir heiress, ambition, royal family, queen, king, power struggle, throne, love and romance, kingdom, state affairs, romance, power relations ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
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The Tudors (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Ireland, Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 60 min.
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: serious, captivating, stylized, sexual, realistic
Plot: royal family, royal court, betrayal, intrigue, queen, king, couple relations, love triangle, womanizer, throne, infidelity, british royal family ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, renaissance
Place: england, europe
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80%
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Elizabeth R (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When Elizabeth Tudor comes to the throne, her (male) advisors know she has to marry. Doesn't she?
Style: serious, stylized, realistic
Plot: queen elizabeth i, queen, head of state, blind ambition, palace intrigue, royal court, intrigue, couple relations, political unrest, royal family, ambition, society ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: stylized, realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: royal family, execution, queen, catholic, queen elizabeth i, political unrest, betrayal, murder, tragic hero, intrigue, royal court, politics ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: scotland, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The White Queen (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, France
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Set against the backdrop of the Wars of the Roses, the series is the story of the women caught up in the protracted conflict for the throne of England.
Style: captivating, serious, stylized, realistic
Plot: queen, royal court, royal family, love and romance, betrayal, intrigue, palaces castles and temples, aristocracy, king, rivalry, throne, rise to the top ...
Time: 15th century
Place: england, europe
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100%
The Hollow Crown (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 150 min.
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, classic literature ...
Plot: royal family, king, prince, political intrigue, betrayal, queen, power struggle, battles, state affairs, shakespeare, royal court, politics ...
Time: 15th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Victoria & Albert (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 200 min.
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, sentimental, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: royal family, love and romance, queen victoria, head of state, state affairs, royal court, romance, husband wife relationship, couple relations, political unrest, british empire, rise to the top ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The First Churchills (1969)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Based on Winston Churchill's biography of his ancestors.
Style: captivating, epic, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: politics, leadership, rise to the top, historic figure, family, parents and children, state affairs, family relations, soldier, family life, royal family, ambition ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: england
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53%
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The Virgin Queen (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 237 min.
Story: The Virgin Queen explores the full sweep of Elizabeth's life: from her days of fear as a potential victim of her sister's terror; through her great love affair with Robert Dudley; into her years of triumph over the Armada; and finally her ...
Style: serious, sincere, factual, touching, realistic
Plot: queen elizabeth i, queen of england, forbidden love, british royal family, head of state, palace intrigue, state affairs, intrigue, throne, political conspiracy, political intrigue, political unrest ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, europe, london
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52%
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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: epic, stylized, realistic, factual, serious ...
Plot: queen, historical character, political intrigue, queen elizabeth i, british history, rise to the top, head of state, politics, royal court, royal family, historical figure, treason ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, scotland, paris france, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: royal family, political unrest, royal court, head of state, betrayal, political intrigue, state affairs, palaces castles and temples, queen, religion, male nudity, monarchy ...
Time: 16th century
Place: scotland, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: talky, serious, realistic, captivating, earnest ...
Plot: idealism, oath, betrayal, ambition, treason, execution, blind ambition, pope, death penalty, royal court, intrigue, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: england, europe, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Versailles (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 52 min.
Story: The story of a young Louis XIV on his journey to become the most powerful monarch in Europe, from his battles with the fronde through his development into the Sun King. Historical and fictional characters guide us in a world of betrayal and ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: royal court, intrigue, royal family, palaces castles and temples, political intrigue, ambition, rivalry, king, dishonesty, infidelity, state affairs, betrayal ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, serious, captivating, realistic, touching ...
Plot: british history, king, infidelity, betrayal, ambition, frame up, tragic hero, romance, politics, blind ambition, intrigue, rise to the top ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 1500s, 1930s, 18th century ...
Place: england, europe, london, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Six Wives of Henry VIII (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 540 min.
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: stylized, serious, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: intrigue, king, romance, head of state, tower of london, treason, royal court, couple relations, royal family, palaces castles and temples, dishonesty, state affairs ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Raspoutine (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A group of Russian noblemen want to maintain the monarchy and plan to kill Rasputin.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, stylized
Plot: empress, rise to the top, society, state affairs, royal court, clergy, rise and fall, political intrigue, ambition, unfulfillment, bum, death sentence ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: russia, europe, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: serious, captivating, realistic, stylized
Plot: mistress, sister, infidelity, blind ambition, royal court, intrigue, betrayal, uninhibited rivalry, romance, love and romance, love triangle, royal family ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: epic, serious, realistic, captivating, colourful ...
Plot: queen, british history, royal family, queen elizabeth i, throne, period piece, political intrigue, head of state, catholicism, palace intrigue, politics, execution ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, renaissance, 1500s, 18th century ...
Place: england, spain, europe, scotland, virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Elizabeth I (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 223 min.
Story: HBO miniseries about the the public and private lives of the later years of Queen Elizabeth I.
Style: stylized, serious, epic, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: royal family, queen, queen of england, queen elizabeth i, palace intrigue, royal court, couple relations, hanging, execution, poet, head of state, romance ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, dungeon, europe, spain, scotland ...
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39%
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I, Claudius (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 650 min.
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, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: roman empire, political intrigue, emperor, betrayal, intrigue, ambition, ancient, power struggle, head of state, ancient rome, murder, manipulation ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, bad ending, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: royal family, cousin cousin relationship, rivalry, royal court, betrayal, political unrest, state affairs, queen elizabeth i, queen, female protagonist, protestant, throne ...
Time: 16th century
Place: scotland, england, europe, scottish highlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: serious, emotional, captivating, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, political intrigue, corporal punishment, head of state, betrayal, politics, tragic hero, tuberculosis, rise and fall, political unrest, royal family, ambition ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 18th century, 19th century, 1930s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: stylized, captivating, sexual, sexy, factual ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love triangle, queen, royal family, royal court, seduction, king, intrigue, siblings relations, love and romance, ambition, jealousy, mistress ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century, 19th century
Place: england, europe, france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Tut (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Explores the drama of power, political back-stabbing, war and murder and chronicles King Tut's rise to glory, his efforts to rule a chaotic empire and the enigma surrounding his death.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: king, head of state, rise to the top, royal family, political intrigue, ambition, dishonesty, state affairs, rivalry, ancient egypt, pharaoh
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Politician's Husband (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Aiden Hoynes is a senior cabinet minister who has always put his career before family, with the support of Freya, his devoted wife and mother to their two young children. But when Freya's own political career takes off and threatens to ...
Style: serious, tense, talky, realistic, clever ...
Plot: politics, betrayal, politician, couple relations, betrayal by friend, wife husband relationship, jealousy, family, political intrigue, relationship vs career, ambition, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Last King (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 235 min.
Story: The chronicle of Charles II's time on the throne, his 10 year exile from Oliver Cromwell's England, and his triumphant return.
Style: serious, epic, realistic, baroque
Plot: royal family, king, court, politics, exile, mistress, head of state, betrayal, romance, rise and fall, rise to the top, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, europe, holland, versailles, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Aristocrats (1999)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 300 min.
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: serious, stylized, realistic, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: master and servant, rich and poor, politics, siblings relations, romance, dishonesty, love and romance, society, state affairs, couples, family relations, power relations ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: england, ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.7
 79K
The Crown (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 58 min.
Story: The gripping, decades-spanning inside story of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Prime Ministers who shaped Britain's post-war destiny. The Crown tells the inside story of two of the most famous addresses in the world – Buckingham ...
Style: atmospheric, disturbing, based on true events, realistic, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: royal family, queen, british history, british royal family, palace intrigue, power, woman, monarch, winston churchill, prime minister, monarchy, politics ...
Time: 1950s
Place: buckingham palace, england
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33%
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Henry VIII (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, 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: head of state, betrayal, intrigue, romance, uninhibited rivalry, couple relations, infidelity, royal family, dishonesty, rivalry, state affairs, couples ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, renaissance
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Vanity Fair (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's novel. The first colour production from the BBC.
Style: captivating, serious, stylized, realistic
Plot: manipulation, blind ambition, rise to the top, romance, couple relations, rich and poor, life turned upside down, ambition, society, couples, power relations, manipulations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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