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, state affairs, ego clash, leadership, family feud, fight for supremacy, prince, czar, torture, russian history, 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, politics, society, rise to the top, ambition, royal family and leadership mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like Peter the Great: Roots (2016), Young Catherine (1991), Tut (2015), Edward the King (1975), 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.
Story: An adaptation of Alex Haley's "Roots", chronicling the history of an African slave sold to America and his descendants.
Style: captivating, sincere, suspense, rough
Plot: slavery, plantation, struggle for survival, parent child relationship, mentor protege relationship, life is a bitch, humiliation, escape, beating, slave, american history, ancestor
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, touching, stylized, realistic, sentimental
Plot: royal court, love and romance, couple relations, palaces castles and temples, royal family, ambition, head of state, state affairs, rivalry, dishonesty, political intrigue, intrigue ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: russia
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94%
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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, captivating, stylized, realistic
Plot: ancient egypt, pharaoh, ambition, rise to the top, political intrigue, rivalry, head of state, state affairs, royal family, dishonesty, king
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt
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100%
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, gloomy, serious, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: royal family, royal court, family relations, parents and children, state affairs, head of state, prime minister, politics, brother brother relationship, british royal family, troubled youth, queen victoria ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, victorian era, edwardian era
Place: england
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100%
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The First Churchills (1969)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Based on Winston Churchill's biography of his ancestors.
Style: serious, realistic, epic, captivating, stylized
Plot: politics, parents and children, state affairs, rise to the top, leadership, royal family, family life, family tradition, ambition, family relations, society, soldier ...
Time: 18th century, 17th century
Place: england
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79%
Catherine the Great (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: This four-part historical drama follows the end of Catherine the Great's reign and her affair with Russian military leader Grigory Potemkin that helped shape the future of Russian politics.
Style: based on true events, realistic, stylized, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: russian history, queen, power struggle, historical character, ambitious woman, court intrigue, russian empire, state affairs, female protagonist, intrigue, politics, empress ...
Time: 18th century
Place: ottoman empire, russia
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69%
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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: touching, lyrical, romantic, sentimental
Plot: russian empire, royal family, royal court, russian history, loveless marriage, coup d'etat, empress, heir to the throne, palace intrigue, aunt, arranged marriage
Time: 18th century
Place: russia
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68%
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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, atmospheric, stylized
Plot: empress, rise to the top, ambition, rise and fall, political intrigue, state affairs, royal court, society, clergy, battle, conspiracy, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 19th century
Place: russia, europe, saint petersburg
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59%
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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, tense, captivating, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: murder, state affairs, unfulfillment, cure, revolution, monk, royal family, politics, ambition, rise and fall, visionary, clergy ...
Time: year 1916, edwardian era
Place: russia
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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, sincere, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: american history, president, historical character, leadership, politics, lawyer, head of state, state affairs, freedom, human spirit, family relations, true love ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s, 19th century, 1790s
Place: usa, france, england, massachusetts, pennsylvania
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53%
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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, intellectual ...
Plot: royal court, intrigue, royal family, king, palaces castles and temples, betrayal, political intrigue, state affairs, ambition, rivalry, dishonesty, rise to the top ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, versailles
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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: realistic, disturbing, bleak, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: danger, heroes, war, anti heroes, moral dilemma, nuclear threat, secret place, ego clash, super weapon, atomic bomb, risk, physicist ...
Time: 50s, 30s, 40s, 1950s, 1940s ...
Place: new mexico
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51%
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: hitler, against humanity, fascism, dictatorship, racism, historical character, nazism, politics, life is a bitch, rise to the top, newspaper, head of state ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: germany, europe, austria
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47%
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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: captivating, stylized, serious, factual, suspense ...
Plot: rise to the top, political intrigue, ambition, state affairs, manipulations, royal family, blind ambition, dishonesty, society, politics, betrayal, aristocrat ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, europe
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46%
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, exciting, sincere, serious
Plot: heroes, life is a bitch, against humanity, state affairs, head of state, d day, war, politics, soldier, military, americana, military life ...
Place: europe, kansas, england, usa, london
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44%
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, leadership, politics, rebelliousness, battles, political unrest, state affairs, revolution, heroes, military, rebellion ...
Time: 18th century
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston
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43%
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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, exciting, captivating, realistic, epic ...
Plot: napoleon bonaparte, napoleonic wars, napoleon, rise and fall, ambition, rise to the top, leadership, military, conquering, battles, society, politics ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1790s, 1810s, 1800s
Place: europe, france
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43%
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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, thought provoking, sincere, captivating, serious
Plot: civil rights, white house, vietnam war, politics, election, assassination, kennedy family, americana, democrat, rise and fall, leadership, government agency ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, dallas texas
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41%
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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: realistic, epic, stylized, serious
Plot: ambition, political intrigue, fall in love, political unrest, romance, society, royal court, cinderella story, rivalry, military, intrigue, love triangle ...
Time: 18th century
Place: russia, saint petersburg
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41%
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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, captivating, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: roman empire, emperor, political intrigue, power struggle, ambition, betrayal, intrigue, ancient, family feud, prophecy, rivalry, ancient rome ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: italy, europe
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40%
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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: captivating, thought provoking, realistic, serious, factual ...
Plot: revolution, chaos, leadership, folk hero, political unrest, idealism, rebellion, rebelliousness, injustice, society, military, hopes ...
Time: 20th century
Place: cuba, bolivia, latin america, havana cuba
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38%
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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, serious, realistic, exciting, intellectual
Plot: war, soldier, napoleonic wars, life is a bitch, state affairs, rich and poor, parents and children, family relations, wartime life, battles, family life, couples ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
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38%
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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, state affairs, wartime life, couple relations, love story, fall in love, courage, battle, friendship ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
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38%
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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: revolution, politics, battles, political unrest, military, intrigue, against the odds, leadership, royal family, society, rebellion, rivalry ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 1600s, 80s, 18th century
Place: england, ireland, europe, america, scotland ...
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37%
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: royal family, russian revolution, politics, rise and fall, rebellion, rebelliousness, state affairs, political unrest, czar, russian history, world war one, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, edwardian era
Place: russia, siberia
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37%
The Great Jang-Geum (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Starring Lee Young Ae, it tells the tale of an orphaned kitchen cook who went on to become the king's first female physician. In a time when women held little influence in society, young apprentice cook Jang Geum strives to learn the secrets of ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: politics, orphan, intrigue, state affairs, royal family, political conspiracy, female doctor, doctor, disease, emperor, medical, cooking and food ...
Time: 16th century
Place: korea, asia
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37%
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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: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, exciting, serious ...
Plot: prophet, tragic hero, king, couple relations, political unrest, state affairs, head of state, uninhibited rivalry, ambition, religions or cults, battles, heroes ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, middle east
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36%
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, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: winston churchill, politics, british history, war, state affairs, head of state, society, rise to the top, couple relations, fascism, husband wife relationship, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, germany, europe
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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, captivating, thought provoking, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: code breaking, future dystopia, state affairs, foreknowledge, society, astronomer, oracle, seer, prophecy, astrology, atomic bomb, world war two ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century, 20th century, 40s, 17th century ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: emotional, captivating, talky, clever, realistic ...
Plot: assassination, american civil war, politics, republican, ambition, idealism, white house, society, state affairs, hopes, leadership, couples ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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