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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.
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: serious, captivating, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: war, leadership, royal court, royal family, state affairs, ego clash, rise to the top, ambition, heroes, fight for supremacy, family feud, ruler, prince, czar, russian history, torture, costume, period piece
Time: 18th century, 17th century
Place: russia, dungeon

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and stylized films and TV series with plots about state affairs, society, politics, ambition, political unrest, rise to the top and royal family mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like Peter the Great: Young Catherine (1991), The First Churchills (1969), Rasputin (1996), Versailles (2015), Sons of Liberty (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, sentimental, realistic, touching, stylized
Plot: royal family, love and romance, royal court, palaces castles and temples, couple relations, political intrigue, russian history, state affairs, head of state, intrigue, ambition, dishonesty ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: russia
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95%
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, serious, epic, 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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79%
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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: serious, captivating, realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, rise and fall, politics, state affairs, clergy, rebelliousness, royal family, revolution, ambition, society, unfulfillment, visionary ...
Time: year 1916, edwardian era
Place: russia
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56%
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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 ⇓
53%
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Sons of Liberty (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 270 min.
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: captivating, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: american revolution, human spirit, leadership, rebelliousness, political unrest, revolution, americana, heroes, rebellion, state affairs, idealism, friendship ...
Time: 18th century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Oppenheimer (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 50 min.
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, serious, realistic, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: war, moral dilemma, anti heroes, ego clash, danger, heroes, secret place, super weapon, nuclear threat, professor, scientist, world war two ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 50s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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, crown prince ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: russia, europe, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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John Adams (2008)
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: atmospheric, epic, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: president, leadership, american history, politics, trial, lawyer, marriage, head of state, independence, state affairs, supportive spouse, human spirit ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 19th century, 1770s
Place: usa, england, massachusetts, pennsylvania, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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TURN: Washington's Spies (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The story of New York farmer, Abe Woodhull, who bands together with a group of childhood friends to form The Culper Ring, an unlikely group of spies who turn the tide in America’s fight for independence.
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, american revolution, army, political unrest, historical character, undercover, rebelliousness, ambition, rebellion, rivalry, underdog, treason ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: usa, new york, connecticut, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 179 min.
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, disturbing, realistic, bleak, captivating
Plot: fascism, against humanity, racism, dictatorship, newspaper, rise to the top, hitler, anti semitism, politics, state affairs, leadership, political unrest ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: germany, europe, austria
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48%
Edward the King (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
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: epic, captivating, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: head of state, royal court, parents and children, royal family, state affairs, family relations, teen angst, womanizer, cigar smoking, prime minister, british royal family, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, edwardian era, victorian era
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Ekaterina (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 44 min.
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.
Plot: royal family, russian empire, arranged marriage, loveless marriage, royal court, coup d'etat, aunt, russian history, empress, heir to the throne
Time: 18th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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.
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, captivating, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: napoleon bonaparte, napoleonic wars, rise and fall, head of state, blind ambition, war, leadership, rise to the top, politics, ambition, state affairs, political unrest ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1810s, 1790s, 1800s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: serious, stylized, 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 ⇓
44%
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War & Peace (1972)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 890 min.
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, serious, epic, realistic, intellectual
Plot: war, napoleonic wars, couple relations, parents and children, romance, rich and poor, social differences, political unrest, wartime life, battles, military, society ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Ike: The War Years (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 291 min.
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: exciting, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: d day, soldier, war, military life, wartime life, battles, politics, military, state affairs, head of state, americana, against humanity ...
Place: england, europe, kansas, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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War & Peace (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 379 min.
Story: Sumptuous BBC mini-series following the fortunes and the rise and fall of five aristocratic families in the waning days of imperial Russia.
Style: captivating, epic, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: war, society, love and romance, state affairs, aristocracy, couple relations, love story, wartime life, fall in love, courage, battle, friendship ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 2K
Shaka Zulu (1986)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, South Africa, West Germany, Australia, USA
Duration: 300 min.
Story: Framed around Queen Victoria's decision on England's political stance towards the Zulu Nation, this mini-series details King Shaka's rise and fall with mythic detail. Prophecy is mixed with recorded fact regarding Shaka's birth, ...
Style: epic, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: tribe, rise and fall, chief, camp, society, head of state, leadership, political unrest, politics, ambition, heroes, military ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1910s, 1700s
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Che! (1969)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Biography of Argentinian revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara, who helped Fidel Castro in his struggle against the corrupt Batista regime, eventually resulting in the overthrow of that government and Castro's taking over of Cuba. The ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: revolution, folk hero, leadership, rise to the top, idealism, heroes, rebellion, rebelliousness, political unrest, injustice, battles, fighting the system ...
Place: cuba, bolivia, latin america, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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 ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: rise to the top, political intrigue, palaces castles and temples, royal court, ambition, society, state affairs, clergy, betrayal, blind ambition, manipulations, rise and fall ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Kennedy (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 282 min.
Story: Biography of the 1961-1963 presidency of John F. Kennedy
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: white house, vietnam war, kennedy family, politics, assassination, election, civil rights, government agency, head of state, usa president, americana, ambition ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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David (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
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: epic, captivating, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: king, tragic hero, folk hero, head of state, bible, prophet, family, leadership, rise to the top, heroes, rivalry, state affairs ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: serious, realistic, atmospheric, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: future dystopia, seer, psychic, society, state affairs, code breaking, astronomer, oracle, foreknowledge, antichrist, world war three, atomic bomb ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century, 20th century, 17th century, 19th century ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Devil's Whore (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Set between the years 1642 and 1660, "The Devil's Whore" charts the progress of the English Civil War through the eyes of the a 17 year old girl, the fictional Angelica Fanshawe.
Style: epic, stylized, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: political unrest, state affairs, soldier, betrayal, revolution, battles, war, dishonesty, military, rebellion, civil war, throne ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 8.9
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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, murder, manipulation, ancient rome ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.9
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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, sincere, stylized ...
Plot: betrayal, politics, military, revolution, parliament, tyranny, king, intrigue, rise and fall, rise to the top, political unrest, war ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 18th century, 80s
Place: england, ireland, europe, america, scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Rasputin (1981)
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.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: clergy, tragic hero, royal court, betrayal, intrigue, rise and fall, rebelliousness, alcohol abuse, family in crisis, political unrest, royal family, social decay ...
Time: 1910s, year 1916
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Lincoln (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
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: clever, talky, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: american civil war, assassination, politics, head of state, leadership, usa president, american history, idealism, society, state affairs, rise to the top, human spirit ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Solomon (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Czech Republic, France, Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 166 min.
Story: David, now an old man, is still king of Israel. Among his sons, the ambitious Adonijah and the clever Solomon. The two young men are fierce rivals, since both are prospective heirs to the throne and only one can be successful.
Style: epic, serious, atmospheric, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: tragic hero, leadership, political unrest, royal family, religions or cults, heroes, state affairs, betrayal, rise to the top, couple relations, legends and myths, battles ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Magnificent Century (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Muhteşem Yüzyıl is a prime time historical Turkish television series. It was originally broadcast on Show TV and then transferred to Star TV. It is based on the life of Suleiman the Magnificent, the longest reigning Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, ...
Style: stylized, serious, emotional, realistic, dramatic ...
Plot: royal family, love and romance, intrigue, political unrest, political intrigue, couple relations, power struggle, state affairs, war, battles, military, destiny ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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