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Quo Vadis (2001)
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Quo Vadis (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Ancient Rome, during the time of Emperor Nero. Vinicius, a young patrician, falls in love with the beautiful Lygia, the daughter of a Barbarian commander who was killed in battle, and wants her for his concubine. For Lygia, a Christian, being a pagan's concubine is a severe sin and disgrace. However, when Vinicius is wounded, Lygia cares for him, and starts to reciprocate his feelings. Vinicius, in return, becomes interested in Christian learning and asks Apostle Peter to teach him. In the meantime, Emperor Nero accuses Christians of having started a great fire in Rome. He encourages the imprisonment, torture and murder of his Christian subjects.
Style: sincere, serious, captivating, epic
Plot: rise to the top, fall in love, tragic love, ambition, heroic mission, adventure, rivalry, society, ancient, roman, bible, roman empire, ancient rome, christianity, war, heroes, politics, love and romance, master warrior, royal family, state affairs, unfulfillment, religions or cults, male nudity, crucifix ...
Time: 1st century
Place: rome italy, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and sincere films with plots about society, ambition, rivalry, state affairs, dishonesty, rise to the top and politics mostly in Drama, Adventure and Biography genres. Some movies like Quo Vadis: Constantine and the Cross (1961), Tear This Heart Out (2008), Coalition (2015), A Story of David: The Hunted (1960), The Flight of the Swan (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Constantine and the Cross (1961)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Italy, Yugoslavia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Constantin is fighting against Barbarians with his father when he is called to Rome. In his way to Rome, he falls in an ambush planned by Maxence, who wants to become emperor.
Style: saga, epic, realistic, serious, christian film
Plot: ancient history, roman, ancient, emperor, ancient rome, faith, medieval, ancient world, bible, antiquity, battles, revelation ...
Place: rome italy, europe
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Tear This Heart Out (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young girl recounts her girlhood and eventual marriage to a general of the Mexican revolution. by one of the most outstanding writers of the new feminist Mexican literature, it is at once a haunting novel of one woman's life and a powerful ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, stylized, political ...
Plot: infidelity, fall in love, crumbling marriage, rise to the top, family problems, crumbling relationship, couples, social climbing, dishonesty, love and romance, state affairs, romance ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Coalition (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Political drama about the rise of Nick Clegg and the Liberal Democrats during the 2010 election. After the election failed to produce an outright winner, Clegg was catapulted into an unaccustomed position of influence and was the recipient of ...
Style: serious, captivating, atmospheric, psychological, political ...
Plot: politics, campaign, state affairs, political intrigue, rivalry, rise to the top, ambition, parliament, politician, election, society, negotiation ...
Time: 21st century, year 2010, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
A Story of David: The Hunted (1960)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Israel
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Directed by Bob McNaught. King Saul of Israel is jealous of the fame and adoration of David, who long ago slew Goliath and brought victory to Saul's armies. Now Saul, egged on by his Edomite counselor Doeg, attempts to have David killed. ...
Style: realistic, serious, epic, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: bible, antiquity, battles, religions or cults, rise to the top, society, state affairs, ambition, dishonesty, heroes, corrupted ruler, royal family ...
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The Flight of the Swan (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Alexis is an explosive personality, passionate about life, humanity, nature, love and beauty. That is until the breakneck rhythm, intensity, stress and convolutions of career and economic success shatter him, alienating him from everyone and ...
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, captivating, bleak
Plot: ambition, rise to the top, friendship, dishonesty, society, intrigue, rivalry, idealism, obsession, family relations, love, dangerous animal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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43%
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Purpose (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A software developer becomes a billionaire and is distracted by fame, greed and power, then must save his invention and company from a hostile takeover.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: relationship vs career, rivalry, redemption, rise to the top, materialism, infidelity, ambition, lifestyle, business, financier, company, betrayal ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
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39%
Margaret Thatcher: The Long Walk to Finchley (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A light hearted look at future Prime Minister Margaret Thatchers rise from research chemist in 1949 to becoming MP for Finchley in 1959 encompassing her early relationship and marriage to Oil Millionaire Denis Thatcher.
Style: realistic, captivating, sincere, emotional, serious ...
Plot: rise to the top, ambition, politics, feminism, society, state affairs, campaign, head of state, election, british politics, strong female presence, british history ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: europe, england
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38%
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Strike (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In poverty, she found strength. In oppression, she found courage. In solidarity, she found a reason to believe again. Acclaimed German actress Katharina Thalbach (THE TIN DRUM, SOPHIE’S CHOICE) stars in this hard-hitting historical drama set during ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, captivating ...
Plot: politics, working class, labor union, rebellion, fighting the system, ambition, human spirit, injustice, society, workplace, life is a bitch, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, europe
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35%
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Mentor (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A thought-provoking drama about the power that a famous university professor holds over his students and assistants.
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: love triangle, power relations, dishonesty, friendship, college, university, unfulfillment, ambition, manipulation, mentor, power, teachers and students ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Adanggaman (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Switzerland, Côte d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In West Africa during the late 17th century, King Adanggaman leads a war against his neighboring tribes, ordering his soldiers to torch enemy villages, kill the elderly and capture the healthy tribesmen to sell to the European slave traders. When ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: slave trade, social differences, heroes, society, state affairs, injustice, politics, heroic mission, village, slavery, mother son relationship, interracial relations ...
Time: 17th century
Place: africa, europe, france, west africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Crusaders (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, Germany
Duration: 194 min.
Story: Towards the end of the eleventh century, Pope Urban II announces a crusade against the Saracens, who have occupied the holy city of Jerusalem. Three young friends Richard, Peter and Andrew set off to join the crusading army.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, epic
Plot: crusade, adventure, battles, pope, friendship, war, military, leadership, heroic mission, rivalry, politics, society ...
Time: middle ages, 11th century
Place: europe, holy land, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Black Candle (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: At the turn of the century, a widow decides to set her dead husbands business back in the black column. Her efforts to get the mill going again, however, are somewhat submarined by problems with an employee who is accused of murder and her sister ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized, sincere ...
Plot: murder, factory, abusive husband, sculptor, sibling rivalry, mistress, false accusation, performer's life, couples, injustice, power relations, family relations ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1880s
Place: england, yorkshire
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34%
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Hawaii (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 189 min.
Story: Abner Hale, a rigid and humorless New England missionary, marries the beautiful Jerusha Bromley and takes her to the exotic island kingdom of Hawaii, intent on converting the natives. But the clash between the two cultures is too great and instead ...
Style: sincere, captivating, serious, realistic, epic ...
Plot: missionary, infidelity, adventure, state affairs, culture clash, fish out of water, religion, romance, religions or cults, family relations, redemption, interracial relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1810s, 1820s
Place: hawaii, usa, new hampshire, connecticut, yale university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Great Expectations (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 168 min.
Story: A young boy called Pip stumbles upon a hunted criminal who threatens him and demands food. A few years later, Pip finds that he has a benefactor. Imagining that Miss Havisham, a rich lady whose adopted daughter Estella he loves, is the benefactor, ...
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, captivating, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couple relations, social differences, romance, society, rise to the top, hopes, power relations, generosity, rags to riches, charles dickens, orphan, coming of age ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
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The Headsman (2005)
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Country: UK, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Hungary, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
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Buddenbrooks (2008)
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Country: Germany
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Mid-19th-century, Baltic Sea port city of Lubeck, Germany. Follows the fourth generation of the Buddenbrook mercantile family as Tony and Thomas reach the age of marriage. Fatefully impeded every step of the way, the Buddenbrooks struggle as ...
Style: realistic, saga, emotional, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, family business, fall in love, society, workplace, parents and children, unfulfillment, relationship vs career, rivalry, inheritance, friendship, german history ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
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Corporate (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Two corporate giants compete in order to recklessly maximize their respective profits.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, thought provoking
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Almayer's Folly (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A tale of an occidental merchant, Kaspar Almayer, whose dreams of riches for his beloved daughter, Nina, collapse under the weight of his own greed and prejudice.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: parents and children, obsession, family relations, tragic hero, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, society, hopes, ambition, racism, rivalry, gambling ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
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Beautiful Girl (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Odessa is a beautiful girl addicted to the attention and money that being an adult film star brings. William, a lonely mechanic, has a crush on her, and she indulges his fantasy and leads him on. Thinking he can save her and help her find a normal ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, gloomy
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31%
King of Kings (1961)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 168 min.
Story: Who is Jesus, and why does he impact all he meets? He is respected and reviled, emulated and accused, beloved, betrayed, and finally crucified. Yet that terrible fate would not be the end of the story.
Style: biblical, epic, suspenseful, serious, sincere ...
Plot: ancient history, jesus, christianity, christian, redemption, betrayal, state affairs, bible, religion, medieval, injustice, political unrest ...
Time: 1st century, 1st century b.c., ancient times
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The Off Hours (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: You're awake when everyone else is asleep. You're standing still as traffic is whipping by at 70mph. You see dusk and dawn everyday because they happen on your way to a time clock and then to a bed. Your off hours are spent trying to ...
Style: realistic, sincere, atmospheric, serious, gloomy
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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One of a Kind (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: When Frédi loses his mother, he realizes she has passed her healing gift on to him. Frédi rejects it totally, tangled up in his own unhappiness, until a fatal accident changes everything. He is forced to acknowledge that he had healing hands.
Style: serious, touching, captivating, sincere
Plot: supernatural ability, fall in love, supernatural, love and romance, healing, accident, epileptic, seaside, motorcycle accident, chainsaw, dog, beach ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Marco Polo (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Assigned to accompany two priests on a mission to convert the court of Kublai Khan to Christianity, Marco Polo is abandoned in the mountains when the priests, doubting the very existence of China, turn back. Polo eventually pushes bravely forth ...
Style: captivating, exciting, epic, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: adventurer, heroes, heroic mission, dishonesty, hopes, rivalry, leadership, political unrest, culture clash, society, priest, survival ...
Time: 13th century, middle ages
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Mary, Mother of Jesus (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: jesus, bible, christian, religion, new testament, antiquity, empire, religious, faith, belief in god, miraculous event, pregnancy ...
Time: 1st century
Place: holy land, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Man Inside (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Gunter Wallraff is a journalist seeking to expose the unethical journalism practiced by The Standard, a very popular and powerful German newspaper. He goes undercover, using forged identity papers and at great personal risk, to join their staff. ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: undercover, tough heroes, campaign, magazine, political corruption, political conspiracy, uncover truth, political intrigue, media satire, working undercover, price of justice, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Wee Man (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The true life story of the rise to power of Glasgow gangster Paul Ferris.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rise and fall, rise to the top, crimes, rivalry, society, ambition, criminal's revenge, life is a bitch, dishonesty, frame up, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 90s, 80s
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Biographic movie of the witty, overachieving, hot-tempered Rudy Giuliani, spanning from his rising days as a New York district attorney in the early 1980s to his marriage to part-time actress Donna Hanover, to his candidacy for mayor of New York ...
Style: sincere, uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: infidelity, politics, relationship vs career, leadership, ambition, rise to the top, state affairs, society, crumbling marriage, couples, city life, mayor ...
Time: september 11 2001, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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King Naresuan (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Thailand
Duration: 163 min.
Story: The film concerns the life of King Naresuan, who liberated the Siamese from the control of Burma. Born in 1555, he was taken to Burma as a child hostage; there he became acquainted with sword fighting and became a threat to the Burmese empire.
Style: emotional, epic, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: friendship, ambition, rivalry, teaching the ways of the world, young heroes, rise to the top, heroes, historical figure, politics, state affairs, youth, head of state ...
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Place: burma, thailand, asia
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29%
Original Intent (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Matthew Cameron (Jay Richardson) is a lawyer undergoing a midlife crisis despite having a seemingly perfect life with his wife, advertising executive Jessica (Candy Clark), and his young son. When he champions a homeless shelter facing eviction, his ...
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Time: 90s
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28%
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True Colors (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two law school friends find themselves at odds when one becomes a Justice Department lawyer and the other goes into politics.
Style: talky, intense, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 20th century, 90s
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28%