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The Rise of Louis XIV (1966)
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The Rise of Louis XIV (1966)
Original name: La prise de pouvoir par Louis XIV
Genre: Biography, History
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Cardinal Mazarin dies, leaving a power vacuum in which the young Louis asserts his intention to govern as well as rule. Mazarin's fiscal advisor, Colbert, warns against Fouquet, the Superintendant who has been systematically looting the treasury and wants to be prime minister. Fouquet believes Louis will soon tire of exercizing power and overplays his hand by offering a bribe to Louis' mistress to be his ally. She reports this to the king who arrests Fouquet. Louis and Colbert design a brilliant strategy to keep merchants making money, nobles in debt, the urban poor working and fed, and peasants untaxed. Years later, in a coda, we see Louis exercizing the power of the sun.
Plot: king of france, fashion, king, money, hunting, death, musketeer, art, power, wealth, royal family, corruption, political intrigue, royal court, government, medicine, reading, political prisoner, confession, french history, eating, prime minister, royalty, police arrest, rise to power ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: versailles

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and stylized films with plots about royal family, state affairs, betrayal, king, society, intrigue and female nudity mostly in History, Biography and Drama genres. Some movies like The Rise of Louis XIV: The Queen and the Cardinal (2009), Molière (1978), Versailles (2015), Socrates (1971), Mary Queen of Scots (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Queen and the Cardinal (2009)
Genre: History
Country: France
Duration: 197 min.
Story: In the middle of the 17th century, forbidden lovers Queen Anne of Austria, the widow of King Louis XIII, and her Prime Minister, Cardinal Mazarin, face the opposition of a revengeful and power-seeking Court.
Plot: french history, royal family, royalty, secret love, kingdom, female nudity, louvre
Time: 17th century
Place: france, paris france
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Versailles: The Dream of a King (2008)
Genre: Documentary, Biography, Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Docudrama about the life of Louis XIV nicknamed "the Sun King", the King of France who ran a glamorous court, expanded the borders of France, loved women and parties and built an incredible palace for himself - the Versailles.
Plot: womanizer, palace, affair, king of france, king, reenactment, french history, construction, royal court
Place: versailles
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The Death of Louis XIV (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Spain, Portugal
Duration: 115 min.
Story: August 1715. After going for a walk, Louis XIV feels a pain in his leg. The next days, the king keeps fulfilling his duties and obligations, but his sleep is troubled and he has a serious fever. He barely eats and weakens increasingly. This is the ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, tense, exciting, touching
Plot: king of france, french history, old man, death of king, terminal illness, disability, medicine, death of title character, dying, king, old age, agony ...
Time: 18th century
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Molière (1978)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 260 min.
Story: Jean-Baptiste Poquelin is raised by his father and his grandfather because his mother dies when he's still very little. He works as a handyman, studies the law at a university and travels the country as an actor before he becomes the celebrated ...
Plot: female director, tuberculosis, play, religion, killing a horse, law student, carnival, bigotry, fireworks, theater, misery, theatrical troupe ...
Time: 17th century
Place: paris france, versailles
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Versailles (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 52 min.
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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, intellectual, stylized ...
Plot: royal court, royal family, king, betrayal, palaces castles and temples, intrigue, ambition, state affairs, political intrigue, graphic violence, rivalry, rise to the top ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, versailles
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Socrates (1971)
Genre: Biography, History
Country: Italy, Spain, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After Athens falls under the government of the Thirty Tyrants, the lives of citizens are no longer safe. The philosopher Socrates, meanwhile, continues his so-called philosophical "preaching", gathering more and more young disciples. The ...
Plot: philosopher, speech, poverty, banquet, torture, election, walled city, death penalty, sacrifice, government, death by poison, disciple ...
Place: athens greece, ancient greece, athens
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Mary Queen of Scots (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The life and death of the Scottish monarch.
Style: stylized, realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: royal family, head of state, political intrigue, royal court, betrayal, political unrest, state affairs, palaces castles and temples, queen, monarchy, strong female presence, british royal family ...
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Giordano Bruno (1973)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Flying from his enemies in the Catholic Church, the free thinking philosopher, poet and scientist Giordano Bruno (1548-1600) has found some protection in Venice. But the Roman Inquisition, fearing his influence in Europe, wants to bring him on trial ...
Style: contemplative, captivating, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: church, burned alive, against the rules, clergy, fighting the system, forbidden love, human nature, royal family, political intrigue, life is a bitch, rivalry, righting the wronged ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century, 1600s, 1500s, renaissance
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The Marquise of Darkness (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Marie Madeleine Dreux, Marquise of Brinvilliers, was executed in 1676 for poisoning. Manipulated by her lover and having kept the aftereffects of her childhood, she does not hesitate to poison her father and two brothers to recover their inheritance.
Plot: murder, execution, trial, french history, poison, daughter murders father, family relations, assassin
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: france
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Marie Antoinette (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, France, Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and ultimately the fall of Versailles.
Style: realistic, factual, colourful, melancholic, stylized ...
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Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: france, versailles, paris france, austria, vienna ...
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Restoration (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 117 min.
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Style: serious, emotional, captivating, factual, intense ...
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Ludwig II (2012)
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Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
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Style: serious, captivating, stylized, realistic
Plot: king, suicide, tragic hero, power relations, downfall, state affairs, palaces castles and temples, idealism, royal court, royal family, princess, mentally unstable ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1880s, 1870s
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Duration: 103 min.
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Style: thought provoking, factual, emotional, compassionate, talky ...
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The Girl King (2015)
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Country: UK, USA
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The Abdication (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
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Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
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Duration: 124 min.
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Style: stylized, realistic, factual, epic, serious ...
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31%
The Royal Exchange (2017)
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Duration: 100 min.
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Style: atmospheric, serious, captivating, scenic, thought provoking
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Country: UK, USA, Canada, Soviet Union, Germany, Italy
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Style: serious, stylized, touching, sentimental, realistic
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