Movies and TV shows like Peter the Great

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Peter the Great
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 360 min.
Story: This is the story of Peter I, Tsar of Russia from 1682, and the constant struggle between him, his sister Sophia and the Streltsy, an important Russian military corp. The story depicts the efforts of Peter in transforming Russia in an "all European" country, importing scientists, costumes, technology and military tactics.
Style: captivating, serious, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: leadership, war, royal court, royal family, state affairs, ego clash, rise to the top, ambition, heroes, fight for supremacy, family feud, ruler, russian history, czar, prince, period piece, costume, torture
Time: 18th century, 17th century
Place: russia, dungeon
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I, Claudius
Biography, Drama, History
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650 min.
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John Adams
Biography, Drama, History
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71 min.
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and epic films and TV series with plots about state affairs, ambition, leadership, society, politics, political unrest and royal family mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like Peter the Great: Young Catherine (1991), The First Churchills (1969), I, Claudius (1976), Cromwell (1970), Rasputin (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Young Catherine
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, sentimental, realistic, touching, stylized
Plot: political intrigue, royal court, royal family, state affairs, palaces castles and temples, head of state, intrigue, couple relations, ambition, dishonesty, love and romance, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: russia
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The First Churchills
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Based on Winston Churchill's biography of his ancestors.
Style: serious, captivating, epic, realistic, stylized
Plot: leadership, rise to the top, parents and children, state affairs, family relations, politics, soldier, family life, royal family, ambition, military, society ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: england
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I, Claudius
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 ...
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Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: europe, italy
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Cromwell
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.
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Time: 17th century, middle ages, 80s, 18th century
Place: england, ireland, europe, scotland, america
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Rasputin
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 151 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.
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Raspoutine
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.
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Story: A unique slant, profiling the life of Adolf Hitler as a child and his rise through the ranks of the National German Workers' Party prior to World War II.
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Catherine the Great
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Germany, Austria, USA
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Story: Trapped in a loveless arranged marriage to the immature future Czar, a young German Princess proves a skillful political infighter and rises to become Catherine the Great.
Style: epic, serious, stylized, realistic
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The Liberator
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Country: Venezuela, Spain
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Bolívar was instrumental in Latin America’s struggle for independence from the Spanish Empire, and is today considered one of the most influential politicians and emancipators in American history. Libertador is told from the viewpoint of ...
Style: epic, exciting, serious, captivating, realistic
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Rasputin
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: captivating, serious, realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: rise and fall, politics, state affairs, clergy, murder, rebelliousness, royal family, revolution, ambition, society, unfulfillment, visionary ...
Time: year 1916, edwardian era
Place: russia
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David
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Country: USA, Italy, Germany
Duration: 190 min.
Story: The tribes of Israel need to defeat the superior might of the Philistines: "Now appoint a king to lead us, such as all the other nations have." (I Samuel, 8:5). And so the prophet Samuel gives the Hebrews their first king, Saul. Saul, ...
Style: serious, captivating, epic, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: folk hero, head of state, tragic hero, leadership, rise to the top, heroes, king, rivalry, state affairs, underdog, uninhibited rivalry, couple relations ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, middle east
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Mary, Queen of Scots
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 ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Napoleon
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Story: The year is 1816, and NAPOLEON, held prisoner by the British on the island of St. Helena, is telling the young English girl BETSY his life story.
Style: epic, serious, captivating, stylized, realistic ...
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Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s, 1810s, 1800s
Place: europe, france
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The Last Emperor
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Italy, China, France, USA
Duration: 163 min.
Story: A dramatic history of Pu Yi, the last of the Emperors of China, from his lofty birth and brief reign in the Forbidden City, the object of worship by half a billion people; through his abdication, his decline and dissolute lifestyle; his exploitation ...
Style: epic, emotional, serious, atmospheric, reflective ...
Plot: childhood, idealism, revolution, prison, emperor, communism, arranged marriage, head of state, suicide attempt, leadership, destiny, storytelling ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s ...
Place: china, japan, asia, beijing china
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World War II: When Lions Roared
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Based upon the actual cables between Washington, London and Moscow during the Second World War, this TV-movie examines the relationship between the leaders of these countries throughout the conflict. Franklin D. Roosevelt (John Lithgow), Winston ...
Style: serious, clever, talky, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: head of state, holocaust, war, political unrest, politics, against humanity, state affairs, orphan, leadership, teenage life, ambition, heroes ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, germany, soviet union, usa
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Peter and Paul
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 198 min.
Story: Peter and Paul assume leadership of the Church as they struggle against violent opposition to the teachings of Christ and their own personal conflicts.
Style: epic, serious, atmospheric, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: leadership, obsessive quest, roman empire, religions or cults, hopes, society, state affairs, anti heroes, clergy, redemption, injustice, against the odds ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, rome italy, israel
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John Adams
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
Story: The life of one of the USA's Founding Fathers, its second President, and his role in the nation's first 50 years.
Style: epic, atmospheric, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: head of state, president, leadership, politics, americana, state affairs, supportive spouse, american history, human spirit, idealism, couple relations, true love ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1770s, 1790s
Place: usa, england, massachusetts, france, pennsylvania
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Houston: The Legend of Texas
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Sam Elliot stars as Sam Houston, the visionary who nearly single-handedly forged the state of Texas into a powerful entity in its own right. Refusing to forget the Alamo (as if anyone could), Houston led the military in Texas' rebellion against ...
Style: exciting, serious, epic, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, folk hero, head of state, americana, war, heroes, military, state affairs, leadership, rise to the top, political unrest, battles ...
Time: 19th century
Place: texas
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MacArthur
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The film portrays MacArthur's (Gregory Peck) life from 1942, before the Battle of Bataan, to 1952, the time after he had been removed from his Korean War command by President Truman (Ed Flanders) for insubordination, and is recounted in ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, dramatic ...
Plot: war, military, island, politics, president, soldier, wartime, death, weapons, daring rescue, mentor, civil war ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: japan, australia, asia, korea, the philippines ...
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Bang Rajan
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Thailand
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Set right before the fall of Thailand's old capital, Ayuttaya, Bang Rajan draws on the legend of a village of fighters who bravely fended off the Burmese armies. With no support from the Royal army, the villagers drives the invading Burmese ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, exciting, captivating
Plot: village, pregnancy, master warrior, gory, soldier, war, tragic hero, leadership, royal family, battles, battle, massacre ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: thailand, asia, burma, massachusetts
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Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: China, South Korea, Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The aging Zhao embarks on his final and greatest campaign, a road to adventure that will crown his name in glory for all time.
Style: epic, serious, stylized, atmospheric, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, soldier, war, leadership, uninhibited rivalry, heroic mission, political unrest, battles, ambition, heroes, military, rivalry ...
Time: ancient history
Place: asia, china
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System:   43%
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Danton
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, serious, captivating, dramatic ...
Plot: revolution, idealism, politics, freedom, runaway, drinking, murder, friendship, intrigue, war, french, greed ...
Time: 18th century, 1930s, 1790s, 1780s
Place: france, poland, europe, spain, australia ...
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Versailles
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: serious, stylized, realistic, captivating
Plot: royal family, royal court, dishonesty, palaces castles and temples, state affairs, betrayal, intrigue, political intrigue, rise to the top, palace, haunted by the past, political unrest ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, versailles
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Nomad: The Warrior
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, Kazakhstan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The Nomad is a historical epic set in 18th-century Kazakhstan. The film is a fictionalised account of the youth and coming-of-age of Ablai Khan, as he grows and fights to defend the fortress at Hazrat-e Turkestan from Dzungar invaders.
Style: serious, rough, epic, exciting
Plot: folk hero, master warrior, leadership, war, rise and fall, heroic mission, political unrest, royal family, battles, heroes, military, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century, 1800s
Place: kazakhstan
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Victoria & Albert
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: sentimental, serious, epic, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: head of state, romance, couple relations, royal court, royal family, politics, fall in love, love and romance, queen victoria, state affairs, couples, rise to the top ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, victorian england
Place: england, europe
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System:   41%
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Wolf Hall
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
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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 ...
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Time: 16th century, 1500s
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