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: 360 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, royal family, ambition, royal court, rise to the top, ego clash, family feud, leadership, state affairs, fight for supremacy, russian history, prince, czar, torture, leader, costume, dungeon, 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 serious, realistic, captivating and epic films and TV series with plots about state affairs, ambition, royal family, politics, society, head of state and rise to the top mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like Peter the Great: Roots (2016), Young Catherine (1991), Edward the King (1975), Tut (2015), The First Churchills (1969). 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, sincere, rough, suspense
Plot: plantation, slavery, struggle for survival, mentor protege relationship, parent child relationship, life is a bitch, humiliation, beating, escape, american history, biracial child, 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, sentimental, touching, stylized
Plot: royal court, love and romance, empress, couple relations, palaces castles and temples, russian history, royal family, political intrigue, ambition, rivalry, dishonesty, intrigue ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1700s
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, serious, realistic, epic, emotional ...
Plot: state affairs, head of state, parents and children, royal family, royal court, family relations, troubled youth, cigar smoking, womanizer, father son relationship, politics, cheating wife ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, edwardian era, victorian era
Place: england, britain
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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, stylized, realistic, erotic
Plot: ancient egypt, pharaoh, ambition, rise to the top, political intrigue, head of state, state affairs, rivalry, royal family, dishonesty, king
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt
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100%
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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: epic, stylized, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: politics, family life, family tradition, family relations, soldier, rise to the top, military, ambition, society, state affairs, leadership, royal family ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: england
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The Great (2020)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: UK, Australia
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, empress, royal family, queen, palaces castles and temples, monarch, intrigue, ambition, imperial russia, russian history, russian empire ...
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, betrayal, intrigue, rivalry, ambition, palaces castles and temples, state affairs, political intrigue, graphic violence, rise to the top ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, versailles
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69%
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, state affairs, war, soldier, head of state, against humanity, heroes, military, life is a bitch, politics, battles, military life ...
Place: europe, kansas, london, usa, england
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67%
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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, touching, lyrical, sentimental ...
Plot: russian empire, palace intrigue, empress, royal court, royal family, russian history, loveless marriage, coup d'etat, heir to the throne, family relations, family, love ...
Time: 18th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 179 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, realistic, bleak, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: hitler, nazism, fascism, against humanity, racism, political unrest, world war two, dictatorship, historical character, german, society, leadership ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 30s ...
Place: germany, europe, austria
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62%
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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: atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: murder, ambition, clergy, state affairs, unfulfillment, society, rise and fall, rebelliousness, royal family, politics, revolution, visionary ...
Time: year 1916, edwardian era
Place: russia
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62%
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Raspoutine (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, stylized, atmospheric, non-linear
Plot: rise to the top, empress, ambition, rise and fall, russian history, society, political intrigue, royal court, state affairs, clergy, battles, battle ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1900s
Place: russia, europe, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg
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61%
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: sincere, atmospheric, serious, realistic
Plot: russian revolution, amnesia, royalty, political unrest, memory loss, cons and scams, royal family, missing person, love affair, dishonesty, revolution, mystery ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 20s, 1930s
Place: russia, europe, new york, germany, usa
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59%
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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: epic, contemplative, intellectual, exciting, serious ...
Plot: soldier, napoleonic wars, life is a bitch, romance, state affairs, love and romance, society, leadership, military, war, couples, battles ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
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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, captivating, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: royal family, russian revolution, czar, russian history, 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
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57%
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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, epic, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prophet, battles, tragic hero, heroes, king, folk hero, head of state, leadership, ambition, underdog, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, middle east
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55%
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, serious, realistic, sentimental, stylized ...
Plot: queen victoria, royal family, husband wife relationship, head of state, love and romance, monarch, state affairs, royal court, romance, political unrest, couple relations, rise to the top ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: england, europe, united kingdom
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55%
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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, manipulation, state affairs, manipulations, ambition, blind ambition, society, dishonesty, betrayal, politics ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, europe, london
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54%
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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: emotional, clever, captivating, talky, serious ...
Plot: politics, assassination, american civil war, abraham lincoln, society, head of state, hopes, ambition, state affairs, leadership, rise to the top, white house ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, year 1865
Place: usa
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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: serious, exciting, captivating, realistic, tense ...
Plot: american revolution, human spirit, politics, political unrest, leadership, rebelliousness, battles, rebellion, revolution, state affairs, heroes, military ...
Time: 18th century
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston
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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: captivating, thought provoking, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, anti hero, heroes, ego clash, danger, anti heroes, war, creative block, moral dilemma, nuclear threat, super weapon, secret place ...
Time: 1930s, 50s, 1940s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: new mexico
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53%
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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: serious, captivating, stylized, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: master and servant, politics, rich and poor, family relations, royal family, siblings relations, romance, state affairs, power relations, infidelity, high society, intrigue ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, georgian era
Place: england, ireland, europe
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52%
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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: captivating, thought provoking, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: assassination, politics, vietnam war, civil rights, white house, election, kennedy family, democrat, administration, state affairs, ambition, rise and fall ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, washington d.c., dallas texas
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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: 357 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, ambition, leadership, society, politics, state affairs, military ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1810s, 1790s, 1800s
Place: france, europe, prussia
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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: atmospheric, epic, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: leadership, clergy, russian history, political unrest, head of state, dishonesty, ambition, corrupted ruler, royal court, rebelliousness, political corruption, society ...
Time: 16th century
Place: russia
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51%
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, epic, serious, captivating
Plot: ruler, leadership, head of state, against the odds, rebellion, state affairs, battles, rise to the top, conquering, rebelliousness, dishonesty, ambition ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: saudi arabia
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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: contemplative, serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, astronomer, code breaking, oracle, archive footage, catastrophe, future dystopia, society, state affairs, foreknowledge, seer, astrology ...
Time: 18th century, 16th century, 20th century, 17th century, 40s ...
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1612: Chronicles of the Dark Time (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 144 min.
Story: The czar of Russia has died and a power vacuum has developed. This period in the late 16th and early 17th century has been called "The Time of Troubles." There are many impostors who claim to the right to rule, but there's only one ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, epic
Plot: battles, conquering, war, wartime life, state affairs, politics, heroes, military, political unrest, sword fight, royal family, obsessive quest ...
Time: 17th century
Place: russia, poland, europe, moscow russia
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50%
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I, Claudius (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 650 min.
TV show
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, atmospheric, stylized, serious ...
Plot: roman empire, emperor, political intrigue, ancient rome, power struggle, ambition, betrayal, intrigue, incest, ancient, family feud, prophecy ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 1st century b.c., 50s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
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49%
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Peter and Paul (1981)
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: biblical, captivating, atmospheric, epic, contemplative ...
Plot: heroes, life is a bitch, state affairs, leadership, dishonesty, clergy, anti heroes, hopes, ambition, obsessive quest, anti hero, injustice ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, rome italy, israel
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49%