Movies like To Kill a King

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To Kill a King (2003)
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To Kill a King (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A recounting of the relationship between General Fairfax and Oliver Cromwell, as they try to cope with the consequences of deposing King Charles I.
Style: clever, captivating, talky, serious, realistic, political, baroque
Plot: political intrigue, betrayal, rivalry, rebelliousness, intrigue, revolution, society, political unrest, dishonesty, state affairs, torture, court, civil war, british history, husband wife relationship, medieval, british monarchy, royalty, friendship, politics, rebellion, empire, historical event, monarchy, colonialism ...
Time: 17th century

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Most similar movies to To Kill a King

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and epic films with plots about state affairs, royal family, politics, betrayal, royalty, dishonesty and rivalry mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like To Kill a King: Cromwell (1970), Louis, the Child King (1993), The Devil's Whore (2008), Mary, Queen of Scots (1971), Mary Queen of Scots (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, factual, talky, serious ...
Plot: revolution, battles, royal family, political unrest, british history, tyranny, military, intrigue, leadership, against the odds, rivalry, rebellion ...
Time: 17th century, 80s, 18th century, middle ages
Place: england, ireland, scotland, europe, britain ...
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100%
Louis, the Child King (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France
Duration: 160 min.
Story: History buffs will glory in the riches of Louis, Enfant Roi, others will perhaps find this complex story of intrigues and betrayals in the court of the young king tough sledding. When Louis the Fourteenth (1638-1715) was born, the power of ...
Style: baroque
Plot: french history, royal family, battlefield, french, civil war, dysfunctional family, revolt, ballet, sibling rivalry, intrigue, spaniard, teenage boy ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france
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100%
The Devil's Whore (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 189 min.
TV show
Story: Set between the years 1642 and 1660, "The Devil's Whore" charts the progress of the English Civil War through the eyes of the a 17 year old girl, the fictional Angelica Fanshawe.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, epic, stylized ...
Plot: parliament, revolution, battles, treason, civil war, political unrest, rebellion, state affairs, betrayal, sexual tension, husband wife relationship, throne ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Mary, Queen of Scots (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Mary Stuart, who was named Queen of Scotland when she was only six days old, is the last Roman Catholic ruler of Scotland. She is imprisoned at he age of 23 by her cousin Elizabeth Tudor, the English Queen and her arch adversary. Nineteen years ...
Style: realistic, captivating, stylized, serious
Plot: royalty, queen elizabeth i, tudors, royal family, queen, catholic, execution, ancient, spy, british royal family, british history, british monarchy ...
Time: 16th century
Place: scotland, england, europe, france, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Mary Queen of Scots (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, China
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Mary Stuart attempts to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, only to find herself condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: royal family, betrayal, protestant, royal court, throne, queen elizabeth i, murder, queen, intrigue, british history, treason, sword ...
Time: 16th century
Place: scotland, england, scottish highlands, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
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Versailles (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
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, realistic, serious, political, erotic ...
Plot: royal family, rivalry, royal court, intrigue, king, betrayal, ambition, political intrigue, state affairs, rise to the top, graphic violence, dishonesty ...
Time: 17th century
Place: versailles, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Henry VIII (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 193 min.
Story: Henry VIII is a two-part British television movie produced principally by Granada Television for ITV. It chronicles the life of Henry VIII of England from the disintegration of his first marriage to an aging Spanish princess until his death ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, fairy tale
Plot: tudors, king of england, royal family, ambition, romance, head of state, dishonesty, intrigue, infidelity, historical event, renaissance, state affairs ...
Time: 16th century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Charles II: The Power and The Passion (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 188 min.
TV show
Story: The chronicle of Charles II's time on the throne, his 10 year exile from Oliver Cromwell's England, and his triumphant return.
Style: serious, realistic, epic, political, baroque
Plot: king, royal family, politics, mistress, rise and fall, ambition, social differences, rivalry, head of state, society, rise to the top, betrayal ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, europe, netherlands, london, holland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Winstanley (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gerrard Winstanley is the leader of a 17th Century religious group that believes the land should be owned communaly. He comes into conflict with both the state and the church.
Style: political, serious, realistic, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: anarchist, utopia, liberation theology, anarchism, radical, folklore, child in peril, revolution, injustice, battles, religions or cults, politics ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england
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53%
Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When Queen Elizabeth's reign is threatened by ruthless familial betrayal and Spain's invading army, she and her shrewd adviser must act to safeguard to the lives of her people.
Style: colourful, factual, breathtaking, epic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: british history, queen elizabeth i, throne, queen, women, royal family, tudors, catholicism, medieval, politics, renaissance, political intrigue ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 1930s, 19th century, victorian era ...
Place: england, spain, scotland, london, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, czar, world war one, russian history, politics, rise and fall, state affairs, rebellion, rebelliousness, political unrest, coming of age, royalty ...
Time: 20th century, edwardian era, 1910s, 90s
Place: russia, siberia, crimea
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Gunpowder, Treason & Plot (2004)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 205 min.
Story: A BBC miniseries based loosely on the lives of Mary, Queen of Scots, and her son James I of England.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, political
Plot: royal family, king, intrigue, execution, coronation, power, spy, rivalry, betrayal, treason, conspiracy, horse riding ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century
Place: scotland, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Danton (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Poland
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Danton and Robespierre were close friends and fought together in the French Revolution, but by 1793 Robespierre was France's ruler, determined to wipe out opposition with a series of mass executions that became known as the Reign of Terror. ...
Style: political, epic, talky, dramatic, sexy ...
Plot: french revolution, revolution, french history, politics, colonialism, idealism, death row, political unrest, terrorism, freedom, friendship, runaway ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1930s, 1790s, 1780s
Place: paris france, france, poland, australia, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Lion in Winter (1968)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: 1183 AD: King Henry II's three sons all want to inherit the throne, but he won't commit to a choice. They and his wife variously plot to force him.
Style: political, suspense, factual, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: political intrigue, royalty, king, infidelity, power struggle, british history, dysfunctional family, medieval, manipulation, british royal family, castle, rivalry ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Henry V (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Gritty adaption of William Shakespeare's play about the English King's bloody conquest of France.
Style: epic, realistic, exciting, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: medieval, battles, shakespeare, war, politics, royal family, tragedy, king, military, state affairs, love and romance, mistress ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages
Place: england, france, europe, london, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: serious, emotional, epic, captivating, realistic
Plot: rivalry, ambition, friendship, young heroes, teaching the ways of the world, rise to the top, heroes, historical figure, politics, political intrigue, youth, state affairs ...
Time: 16th century
Place: burma, thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.0
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Rasputin (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Details the life of the Russian monk Rasputin. The film shows his rise to power and how it corrupted him. His sexual perversions and madness ultimatly leads to his gruesome assasination.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: royal family, world war one, clergy, intrigue, imperial russia, russian history, psychopath, ambition, tragic hero, revolution, betrayal, mental illness ...
Time: 1910s, year 1917, year 1916
Place: st. petersburg russia, ussr, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Hollow Crown (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 150 min.
TV show
Story: The Hollow Crown is a series of British television films featuring William Shakespeare's History Plays. The first Season is an adaptation of Shakespeare's second historical tetralogy, the Henriad: Richard II, Henry IV, Part I and Henry ...
Style: serious, captivating, stylized, epic, harsh ...
Audience: date night
Plot: king, royal family, betrayal, queen, medieval, rivalry, heir to the throne, battles, political intrigue, power struggle, throne, politics ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages
Place: england, europe
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40%
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Becket (1964)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: King Henry II of England has trouble with the Church. When the Archbishop of Canterbury dies, he has a brilliant idea. Rather than appoint another pious cleric loyal to Rome and the Church, he will appoint his old drinking and wenching buddy, Thomas ...
Style: epic, realistic, talky, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: friendship, religion, medieval, british history, martyr, betrayal, murder, christian, royalty, catholic, intrigue, royal family ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, california, rome italy, europe, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
A Man for All Seasons (1966)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Man for All Seasons is the filmed version of the life of Thomas More. An English man comes to Sir Thomas More to ask if he can divorce his wife since King Henry VIII has made it illegal. Sir Thomas More stands up in opposition to the King even ...
Style: political, inspirational, spiritual, talky, sexy ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: lawyer, politics, catholic, idealism, betrayal, legal, royalty, justice, morality, christian, british history, religion ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, new york, rome italy, vatican, europe
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39%
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Wolf Hall (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
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, serious, stylized, factual, suspense ...
Plot: royal family, rise to the top, political intrigue, manipulation, state affairs, ambition, dishonesty, society, blind ambition, betrayal, politics, aristocrat ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: royalty, queen, royal family, political intrigue, royal court, betrayal, political unrest, state affairs, british history, renaissance, tudors, women ...
Time: 16th century
Place: scotland, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.0
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Admiral (2015)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 151 min.
Story: When the young republic of The Netherlands is attacked by England, France and Germany and faces its own civil war no less, only one man, Michael de Ruyter, can lead the county's strongest weapon, the Dutch fleet.
Style: captivating, exciting, realistic, serious, slasher ...
Plot: war, ocean, naval battle, state affairs, military, civil war, soldier, leadership, heroic mission, sea, ship, father son relationship ...
Time: 17th century
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Founding of a Republic (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: China
Duration: 138 min.
Story: The Founding of a Republic is a Chinese historical film commissioned by China's film regulator and made by the state-owned China Film Group (CFG) to mark the 60th anniversary of the People's Republic of China. The film retells the tale of ...
Style: captivating, serious, rough, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: politics, revolution, political unrest, assassination, state affairs, military, chinese history, battles, ambition, heroes, historical event, civil war ...
Time: year 1947, year 1945, year 1949, year 1948
Place: china, taiwan, beijing china, shanghai
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38%
 6.6
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Vatel (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, UK, Belgium
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 1671, with war brewing with Holland, a penniless prince invites Louis XIV to three days of festivities at a chateau in Chantilly. The prince wants a commission as a general, so the extravagances are to impress the king. In charge of all is the ...
Style: melancholic, light, tricky, captivating, visually appealing ...
Plot: king of france, betrayal, food, political intrigue, tragic love, power relations, fall in love, nobility, intrigue, secret love, cooking and food, royal court ...
Time: 17th century, victorian era, 70s
Place: france, paris france, england, europe, netherlands ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Waiting for Heaven (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Hungary, Turkey
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Eflatun is a master miniature artist who's living in 17th century Istanbul. One day, he's taken to the vizier's mansion by force. There he learns that Danyal, one of the Ottoman princes who has ignited an insurrection, is arrested in ...
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, realistic, epic
Plot: fight for supremacy, rebelliousness, love affair, rebellion, military, battles, political unrest, fall in love, state affairs, society, love and romance, rivalry ...
Time: 17th century
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, istanbul turkey, constantinople
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.6
 2K
Rommel (2012)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, France, Austria
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A new film about Erwin Rommel has been shown on German television, depicting the general as a weak man undone by his links to Adolf Hitler.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: world war two, military, assassination attempt, d day, nazi, dishonesty, state affairs, rivalry, political unrest, political conspiracy, assassination plot, court ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, 20th century
Place: europe, france, berlin germany, paris france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.7
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Getulio (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Brazil, Portugal
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The movie depicts the political crisis that led to the suicide of president GetĂșlio Vargas, in the 19 days that preceded August 24, 1954. The crisis began with the attempted assassination of journalist and politician Carlos Lacerda in August 5, ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, stylized, bleak
Plot: politics, head of state, investigation, state affairs, dishonesty, political conspiracy, political intrigue, political unrest, life is a bitch, downfall, assassination attempt, society ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro
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36%
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Henri 4 (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Germany, France, Austria, Spain
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A wide-ranging, energetic period piece tracing the rise of the Protestant Henry of Navarre as he goes from battlefield warrior to France's beloved King Henri IV. Director Jo Baier's epic is a classically entertaining adventure, albeit one ...
Style: tense, serious, captivating, psychological, exciting ...
Plot: french history, political unrest, politics, leadership, battles, military, betrayal, head of state, medieval, war, love and romance, rivalry ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Henry VIII of England discards one wife, Katharine of Aragon, who has failed to produce a male heir, in favor of the young and beautiful Anne Boleyn.
Style: talky, sexy, breathtaking, clever, witty ...
Plot: british history, british monarchy, royalty, royal family, british royal family, renaissance, betrayal, romance, politics, tudors, king, divorce ...
Time: 16th century, 60s, 1930s, 18th century, middle ages
Place: england, scotland, london, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%