Movies and TV shows like Peter the Great

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Peter the Great (1986)
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Peter the Great (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 371 min.
TV show
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: atmospheric, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: war, heroes, ruler, rise to the top, royal family, leadership, ambition, royal court, ego clash, family feud, state affairs, fight for supremacy, russian history, prince, torture, czar, leader, dungeon, costume, period piece
Time: 18th century, 17th century
Place: russia

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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, ambition, royal family, politics, society, head of state and leadership mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like Peter the Great: Roots (2016), Young Catherine (1991), Edward the King (1975), The First Churchills (1969), Tut (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Roots (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: An adaptation of Alex Haley's "Roots", chronicling the history of an African slave sold to America and his descendants.
Style: captivating, suspense, rough, sincere
Plot: plantation, slavery, struggle for survival, parent child relationship, mentor protege relationship, american history, life is a bitch, humiliation, escape, ancestor, biracial, slave ...
Time: 18th century
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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, 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
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Edward the King (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Edward the Seventh is a 1975 television drama series, made by ATV in 13 episodes. Based on the biography of Edward VII by Philip Magnus, it starred Timothy West as the elder Edward VII and Simon Gipps-Kent and Charles Sturridge as Edward in his ...
Style: captivating, emotional, epic, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: royal family, head of state, state affairs, family relations, parents and children, royal court, queen victoria, troubled youth, royalty, politics, teen angst, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, edwardian era, victorian era
Place: england, britain
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The First Churchills (1969)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Based on Winston Churchill's biography of his ancestors.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, epic, stylized
Plot: politics, family life, royal family, parents and children, family relations, family tradition, rise to the top, soldier, leadership, military, state affairs, society ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: england
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Tut (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
TV show
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: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized, tense ...
Plot: pharaoh, ancient egypt, ancient history, ambition, rise to the top, political intrigue, state affairs, head of state, rivalry, royal family, dishonesty, ruler ...
Place: egypt
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The Great (2020)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A genre-bending, anti-historical ride through 18th century Russia following the rise of Catherine the Nothing to Catherine the Great and her explosive relationship with husband Peter, the emperor of Russia.
Style: stylized, realistic, humorous, epic
Plot: royal court, king, queen, empress, royal family, russian empire, imperial russia, monarch, intrigue, ambition, rivalry, russian history ...
Time: 18th century
Place: russia
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Versailles (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
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, intellectual ...
Plot: royal court, king, royal family, intrigue, betrayal, rivalry, ambition, state affairs, political intrigue, graphic violence, rise to the top, dishonesty ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, versailles
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67%
Ike: The War Years (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 291 min.
TV show
Story: Ike is a 1979 television miniseries about the life of Dwight D. Eisenhower. The screenplay by Melville Shavelson was based on Kay Summersby's 1948 memoir Eisenhower Was My Boss and her 1975 autobiography, Past Forgetting: My Love Affair. ...
Style: saga, serious, realistic, sincere, exciting
Plot: world war two, battles, against humanity, soldier, heroes, head of state, war, state affairs, life is a bitch, politics, military, americana ...
Place: usa, kansas, london, england, europe
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65%
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Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 130 min.
TV show
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.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: hitler, nazism, racism, fascism, against humanity, political unrest, world war two, dictatorship, historical character, german, ruler, leadership ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: germany, europe, austria
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61%
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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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57%
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Ekaterina (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: The life of the Russian Empress Ekaterina II (Catherine the Great), a German born princess who came to Russia as bride for the young Peter III, chosen by his aunt Elisabeth, and who, once she came into power, transformed the Russian empire.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, lyrical, romantic, touching ...
Plot: russian empire, palace intrigue, russian history, empress, royal court, royal family, coup d'etat, loveless marriage, nobility, nobleman, heir to the throne, intrigue ...
Time: 18th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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56%
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Aristocrats (1999)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 300 min.
TV show
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: captivating, serious, stylized, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: master and servant, politics, rich and poor, family relations, high society, royal family, romance, state affairs, siblings relations, power relations, intrigue, society ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
Place: england, ireland, europe
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55%
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 ⇓
54%
Sons of Liberty (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 270 min.
TV show
Story: The story of a group of very different men fighting in the American Colonies for freedom, and how they will shape the future for the United States of America.
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, realistic, tense ...
Plot: american revolution, human spirit, leadership, rebelliousness, political unrest, politics, battles, military, revolution, rebellion, heroes, state affairs ...
Time: 18th century
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston
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54%
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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
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David (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 190 min.
TV show
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: biblical, atmospheric, epic, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: prophet, battles, tragic hero, heroes, king, religion, political unrest, royal family, love affair, couple relations, uninhibited rivalry, oracle ...
Place: holy land, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Austria, Italy
Duration: 200 min.
TV show
Story: Story of Anna Anderson, who claimed to be Anastasia Romanov, the only surviving daughter of the Czar and Czarina of Russia.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, sincere
Plot: russian revolution, amnesia, royalty, political unrest, cons and scams, memory loss, royal family, missing person, love affair, dishonesty, state affairs, hidden identity ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: russia, usa, new york, europe, germany
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53%
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Lincoln (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
TV show
Story: After arriving in Washington in 1861 after his election, Abraham Lincoln struggles with personal and political problems during his Presidency. Originally titled "Lincoln", the name of this miniseries was changed to "Gore Vidal's ...
Style: talky, captivating, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: assassination, politics, american civil war, abraham lincoln, usa president, couples, republican, white house, society, leadership, ambition, rise to the top ...
Time: 19th century, year 1865, 1860s
Place: usa
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52%
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Oppenheimer (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Biography of the American physicist who led the U.S. effort to develop the atomic bomb during World War II, only to find himself suspected as a security risk in the 1950s because of his increasing ambivalence about the effect of his life's work.
Style: bleak, disturbing, captivating, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: world war two, creative block, nuclear threat, secret place, super weapon, ego clash, war, heroes, moral dilemma, mastermind, physicist, nuclear ...
Time: 1930s, 50s, 1940s
Place: new mexico
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51%
Victoria & Albert (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 200 min.
TV show
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, realistic, serious, sentimental, stylized ...
Plot: queen victoria, husband wife relationship, royal family, head of state, victorian england, love and romance, monarch, british empire, state affairs, royal court, couple relations, political unrest ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe, united kingdom
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51%
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Napoleon (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany, Italy, Canada, USA, UK, Hungary, Spain, Czech Republic
Duration: 380 min.
TV show
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: captivating, exciting, serious, realistic, epic ...
Plot: napoleon bonaparte, napoleonic wars, rise and fall, conquering, battles, rise to the top, leadership, ambition, battlefield, society, politics, military ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1810s, 1790s
Place: europe, france, prussia
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51%
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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
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50%
World War II: When Lions Roared (1994)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 194 min.
TV show
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: captivating, talky, thought provoking, clever, disturbing ...
Plot: world war two, josef stalin, holocaust, political unrest, teenage life, artists and showbiz, ambition, leadership, state affairs, head of state, against humanity, war ...
Time: 1940s
Place: germany, europe, ussr, britain, usa
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50%
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Kennedy (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 282 min.
TV show
Story: Biography of the 1961-1963 presidency of John F. Kennedy
Style: thought provoking, captivating, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: vietnam war, election, white house, civil rights, politics, assassination, kennedy family, administration, americana, democrat, nuclear threat, fight for supremacy ...
Time: 60s
Place: washington d.c., usa, dallas texas
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50%
The Man Who Saw Tomorrow (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Hosted by Orson Welles, this documentary utilizes a grab bag of dramatized scenes, stock footage, TV news clips and interviews to ask: Did 16th century French astrologer and physician Nostradamus actually predict such events as the fall of King ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, oracle, code breaking, foreknowledge, catastrophe, disaster, astronomer, future dystopia, society, state affairs, seer, prophecy ...
Time: 16th century, 20th century, 18th century, 1940s, 17th century ...
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50%
The Liberator (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
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: captivating, serious, epic, tense, realistic ...
Plot: revolution, revolutionary, battles, rebellion, military, war, leadership, folk hero, state affairs, ambition, leader, freedom ...
Time: 18th century, 1820s, 19th century
Place: latin america, venezuela, colombia, paris france, south america ...
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49%
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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, serious, stylized, factual ...
Plot: battles, revolution, political unrest, military, politics, against the odds, royal family, intrigue, leadership, rivalry, rebellion, society ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 80s, 18th century
Place: england, ireland, europe, britain, london ...
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49%
King of the Sands (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Syria
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A daring, compelling and controversial take on the life of prince Abdulaziz Al Saud (Ibn Saud), founder of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Style: realistic, serious, epic, captivating
Plot: conquering, against the odds, ruler, rebellion, leadership, head of state, ambition, battles, state affairs, rise to the top, rebelliousness, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: saudi arabia
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48%
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War & Peace (1972)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 890 min.
TV show
Story: The classic BBC dramatisation of Tolstoy's epic story of love and loss set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars. Anthony Hopkins heads the cast as Pierre Bezuhov (a role for which he won the 1972 Best Actor BAFTA); Morag Hood is the ...
Style: exciting, intellectual, realistic, serious, epic ...
Plot: soldier, napoleonic wars, state affairs, life is a bitch, love and romance, war, leadership, society, military, romance, battles, prince ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
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48%
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Tsar (2009)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In 16th-century Russia in the grip of chaos, Ivan the Terrible strongly believes he is vested with a holy mission. Believing he can understand and interpret the signs, he sees the Last Judgment approaching. He establishes absolute power, cruelly ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: clergy, leadership, russian history, political unrest, head of state, royal court, political corruption, rebelliousness, corrupted ruler, dishonesty, ambition, rebellion ...
Time: 16th century
Place: russia
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48%