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Quo Vadis (2001)
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Quo Vadis (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, USA
Duration: 170 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: tragic love, ambition, fall in love, heroic mission, rise to the top, adventure, society, rivalry, roman empire, war, heroes, politics, religions or cults, love and romance, royal family, master warrior, state affairs, unfulfillment, ancient rome, christianity, male nudity, crucifix, christian
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, rise to the top, heroes and dishonesty mostly in Drama, Adventure and History 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 Apocalypse (2000). 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: epic, serious, realistic, saga, christian film
Plot: battles, emperor, ancient rome, christianity, rivalry, rise to the top, society, espionage, betrayal, intrigue, adventure, leadership ...
Time: ancient history
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, stylized, realistic, epic
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Time: 30s, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: mexico, latin america
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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: captivating, serious, atmospheric, psychological, clever ...
Plot: politics, campaign, political intrigue, state affairs, rivalry, rise to the top, ambition, politician, parliament, election, society, telephone conversation ...
Time: 21st century, year 2010, contemporary
Place: england, london
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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: epic, bleak, serious, realistic, captivating ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Apocalypse (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany, UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: It is 90 AD, and the Roman Empire is being run by the Emperor Domitian, who has declared himself to be God and ruler over heaven and earth. The Christians, who do not recognize his divinity, are a thorn in his side and he is having them cruelly ...
Style: serious, sincere, futuristic, epic, christian film
Plot: apostle, apocalypse, christianity, bible, heroic mission, religions or cults, hopes, danger, society, historical figure, redemption, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1st century, 90s
Place: rome italy
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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: disturbing, realistic, serious, captivating, bleak
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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, rise to the top, redemption, materialism, infidelity, lifestyle, ambition, business, company, financier, betrayal ...
Time: 90s
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The Woman Knight of Mirror Lake (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When the women of her time had their feet bound to please men, Qiu Jin was already questioning the sexual inequality of feudal traditions. Free-spirited and well-educated, she grew up practicing martial arts and was as well versed in poetry as she ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, rough, emotional ...
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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: sincere, emotional, realistic, captivating, serious ...
Plot: politics, rise to the top, ambition, society, state affairs, feminism, campaign, head of state, election, strong female presence, british politics, satire ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
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Crusaders (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, Germany
Duration: 194 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, captivating, epic
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33%
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Adanggaman (2000)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 90 min.
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Strike (2006)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 104 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, sincere ...
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The Wee Man (2013)
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Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story (2003)
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