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.
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, prince, czar, torture, russian history, 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 epic films and TV series with plots about state affairs, society, politics, ambition, royal family, rise to the top and leadership mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like Peter the Great: Young Catherine (1991), Edward the King (1975), The First Churchills (1969), Tut (2015), Ekaterina (2014). 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, touching, stylized, realistic
Plot: love and romance, royal family, palaces castles and temples, royal court, couple relations, ambition, political intrigue, head of state, dishonesty, intrigue, rivalry, state affairs ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: russia
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95%
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: realistic, emotional, serious, epic, gloomy ...
Plot: royal court, royal family, head of state, family relations, state affairs, parents and children, father son relationship, prime minister, husband wife relationship, cigar smoking, teen angst, queen victoria ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, victorian era, edwardian era
Place: england
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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: realistic, epic, serious, captivating, stylized
Plot: politics, society, family relations, military, soldier, parents and children, state affairs, rise to the top, ambition, family tradition, family life, leadership ...
Time: 18th century, 17th century
Place: england
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80%
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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, captivating, realistic
Plot: pharaoh, ancient egypt, king, rivalry, rise to the top, state affairs, political intrigue, head of state, dishonesty, ambition, royal family
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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.
Style: lyrical, romantic, touching, sentimental
Plot: russian empire, royal family, royal court, loveless marriage, coup d'etat, empress, heir to the throne, palace intrigue, russian history, arranged marriage, aunt
Time: 18th century
Place: russia
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64%
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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: suspenseful, captivating, tense, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, state affairs, unfulfillment, clergy, revolution, monk, royal family, ambition, politics, society, visionary, cure ...
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: serious, captivating, realistic, stylized, intellectual ...
Plot: royal court, royal family, intrigue, palaces castles and temples, betrayal, political intrigue, king, state affairs, ambition, rivalry, dishonesty, haunted by the past ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: american history, president, leadership, politics, lawyer, historical character, human spirit, head of state, state affairs, freedom, idealism, determination ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s, 19th century, 1790s
Place: usa, france, england, massachusetts, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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: disturbing, bleak, serious, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: war, super weapon, ego clash, moral dilemma, nuclear threat, secret place, danger, anti heroes, heroes, risk, atomic bomb, physicist ...
Time: 30s, 50s, 40s, 1940s, 1950s ...
Place: new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: realistic, atmospheric, serious, stylized
Plot: empress, ambition, clergy, society, rise and fall, royal court, state affairs, unfulfillment, rise to the top, political intrigue, rivalry, russian history ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 1900s
Place: russia, europe, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, bleak, realistic, disturbing, factual ...
Plot: against humanity, fascism, hitler, dictatorship, racism, historical character, life is a bitch, rise to the top, politics, newspaper, head of state, state affairs ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: germany, europe, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: serious, captivating, stylized, suspense, factual ...
Plot: rise to the top, political intrigue, state affairs, manipulations, ambition, royal family, politics, betrayal, dishonesty, society, blind ambition, aristocrat ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: serious, exciting, captivating, realistic, tense ...
Plot: american revolution, human spirit, rebelliousness, politics, battles, political unrest, leadership, military, rebellion, heroes, state affairs, revolution ...
Time: 18th century
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: realistic, serious, sincere, exciting
Plot: military, soldier, americana, battles, against humanity, heroes, war, wartime life, life is a bitch, state affairs, d day, military life ...
Place: london, england, usa, europe, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Catherine the Great (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Germany, Austria, USA
Duration: 180 min.
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, stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: political intrigue, ambition, betrayal, intrigue, love triangle, society, royal court, empress, political unrest, couples, head of state, dishonesty ...
Time: 18th century
Place: russia, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: realistic, captivating, thought provoking, sincere, serious
Plot: election, politics, assassination, civil rights, white house, vietnam war, kennedy family, nuclear threat, ambition, americana, rise and fall, democrat ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, stylized, serious, factual ...
Plot: revolution, politics, political unrest, military, intrigue, against the odds, royal family, leadership, battles, rebellion, ambition, society ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 1600s, 18th century, 80s
Place: england, ireland, europe, america, scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 15K
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, atmospheric, serious, captivating ...
Plot: roman empire, emperor, political intrigue, power struggle, ambition, betrayal, intrigue, ancient, family feud, rivalry, prophecy, manipulation ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 730
David (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Germany, USA
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, atmospheric, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: prophet, tragic hero, king, state affairs, heroes, rise to the top, uninhibited rivalry, love affair, couple relations, battles, religions or cults, dishonesty ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: epic, exciting, serious, realistic, intellectual
Plot: war, soldier, napoleonic wars, battles, family relations, military, prince, society, social differences, political unrest, couples, family life ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, stylized, epic, serious, realistic ...
Plot: society, war, aristocracy, love and romance, wartime life, state affairs, couple relations, love story, fall in love, courage, battle, friendship ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: serious, realistic, captivating, stylized, exciting ...
Plot: napoleon bonaparte, napoleonic wars, napoleon, rise and fall, state affairs, blind ambition, rise to the top, conquering, battles, society, military, ambition ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1800s, 1790s, 1810s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 800
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, captivating, thought provoking, realistic, serious
Plot: revolution, folk hero, fighting the system, political unrest, leadership, rise to the top, heroes, hopes, military, chaos, rebelliousness, society ...
Time: 20th century
Place: cuba, bolivia, latin america, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: captivating, thought provoking, realistic, atmospheric, serious
Plot: oracle, astronomer, society, foreknowledge, future dystopia, state affairs, code breaking, seer, prophecy, astrology, atomic bomb, world war three ...
Time: 18th century, 16th century, 20th century, 19th century, 17th century ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Gathering Storm (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A love story offering an intimate look inside the marriage of Winston and Clementine Churchill during a particularly troubled, though little-known, moment in their lives.
Style: talky, sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: british history, winston churchill, politics, state affairs, war, head of state, society, couple relations, rise to the top, fascism, world war two, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
 355
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: talky, captivating, clever, serious, emotional ...
Plot: american civil war, politics, assassination, head of state, leadership, human spirit, couples, ambition, state affairs, hopes, white house, idealism ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Marco Polo (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, USA, Japan, China
Duration: 270 min.
Story: The life and experiences of the 13th-century explorer, who sought to connect the civilizations of China and Europe through trade.
Style: epic, serious, realistic, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: explorer, human spirit, ambition, danger, culture clash, adventurer, heroes, adventure, royal family, against the odds, inventions and discoveries, battles ...
Time: middle ages
Place: china, venice, mongolia, tibet, persia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Beyond the Front Line (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A movie based on real wartime diaries tells the story of the Swedish speaking Finns' infantry regiment 61. The story follows the regiment during the Continuation War from 1942 to 1944 and from Syväri to the Karelian Isthmus where they faced ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: soldier, military, politics, infantrymen, battles, against humanity, war, state affairs, heroic mission, wartime life, heroes, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 40s
Place: russia, finland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: disturbing, serious, thought provoking, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: assassination, clergy, tragic hero, ambition, politics, psychopath, revolution, rebelliousness, royal court, royal family, intrigue, mental illness ...
Time: 1910s, year 1916, year 1917
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
1612: Chronicles of the Dark Time (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, 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: tense, captivating, serious, epic
Plot: war, political unrest, royal family, battles, conquering, military, soldier, politics, escapades, state affairs, wartime life, adventure ...
Time: 17th century
Place: russia, poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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