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Let Joy Reign Supreme (1975)
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Let Joy Reign Supreme (1975)
Original name: Que la fête commence !
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: France, 1719. Louis 14th died four years ago, Philippe d'Orleans is the regent. He is a liberal and a libertine. His right-hand man, Dubois, an atheistic and cupid priest, as libertine as Philippe, tries to take advantage of a little rebellion lead by a Breton squire (Pontallec) and of the famine to become archbishop... Description of the life of the court in this period of transition where the French Revolution smoulders.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: politics, battles, conspiracy, intrigue, rebellion, revolution, cannibal, prisoner, priest, deportation, scandal, amputation, incest, betrayal, racism, love and romance, life is a bitch, royal family, fall in love, injustice, fighting the system, love affair, rivalry, social differences, society ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, europe, versailles, africa, england, paris france, spain ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and sexy films with plots about society, politics, state affairs, death, political unrest, revolution and betrayal mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like Let Joy Reign Supreme: Ridicule (1996), Life and Nothing But (1989), Battle of the Brave (2004), The Lady and the Duke (2001), Cromwell (1970). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Ridicule (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
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Duration: 102 min.
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Style: witty, talky, humorous, semi serious, stylized ...
Plot: royal court, duel, intrigue, nudity (full frontal - brief), swamp, manipulation, society, ambition, court, rabbit, sign language, painter ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s
Place: versailles, france, england, paris france
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Life and Nothing But (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: January, 1920. 350,000 French soldiers remain missing in action. Major Dellaplane tirelessly matches the dead and the wounded with families' descriptions. Honor and ethics drive him; he hates the idea of "the unknown soldier." Into ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic
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Battle of the Brave (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Canada, UK, France
Duration: 143 min.
Story: In the mid-18th Century, as England and France battle over control of Canada, an epic romance between a peasant woman and a trapper unfurls
Style: realistic, emotional, serious
Plot: native american, curses spells and rituals, betrayal, battles, soldier, social differences, revolution, life is a bitch, politics, political unrest, tragic love, interracial relations ...
Time: 18th century
Place: england, france, canada, quebec, europe ...
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The Lady and the Duke (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 129 min.
Story: This breathtaking, visually experimental film from New Wave director Eric Rohmer tells the true story of Grace Dalrymple Elliot (Lucy Russell), a British aristocrat trapped in Paris during the French Revolution. Determined to maintain her stiff ...
Style: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, disturbing, serious ...
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Place: paris france, france, versailles, europe, england ...
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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: battles, revolution, political unrest, military, politics, against the odds, royal family, intrigue, leadership, rivalry, rebellion, society ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Czech Republic, Germany
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A young queen falls in love with her physician, and they start a revolution that changes their nation forever.
Style: stylized, realistic, captivating, factual, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
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The Judge and the Assassin (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: France, 1893. Joseph Bouvier attempts to shoot his love who refused to marry him and to commit suicide. Upon release from the filthy asylum where he was placed, with bullets still remaining in his head, he wanders the country roads and rapes and ...
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The Affair of the Necklace (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In pre-Revolutionary France, a young aristocratic woman left penniless by the political unrest in the country, must avenge her family's fall from grace by scheming to steal a priceless necklace.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, epic, stylized, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: politics, conspiracy, intrigue, romance, couples, state affairs, love and romance, royal family, couple relations, revenge, dishonesty, husband wife relationship ...
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46%
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Danton (1983)
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Duration: 136 min.
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Captain Conan (1996)
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Duration: 129 min.
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1900 (1976)
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Duration: 317 min.
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Style: epic, thought provoking, serious, realistic, captivating ...
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Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France
Duration: 180 min.
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Genre: Drama, War
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Duration: 127 min.
Story: In 1920s Ireland young doctor Damien O'Donovan prepares to depart for a new job in a London hospital. As he says his goodbyes at a friend's farm, British Black and Tans arrive, and a young man is killed. Damien joins his brother Teddy in ...
Style: bleak, captivating, brutal, factual, bloody ...
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