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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, baroque
Plot: betrayal, rebelliousness, rivalry, revolution, intrigue, society, dishonesty, political unrest, state affairs, torture, battlefield, political intrigue, civil war, trial, husband wife relationship, friendship, politics, rebellion, graphic violence, deadly, king, british history, psychopath, royal family, female nudity ...
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, betrayal, dishonesty, politics, rivalry, political unrest and society mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like To Kill a King: The Devil's Whore (2008), Louis, the Child King (1993), Cromwell (1970), Winstanley (1975), Danton (1983). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Devil's Whore (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 55 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: battles, treason, revolution, civil war, political unrest, rebellion, betrayal, state affairs, sexual tension, husband wife relationship, parliament, throne ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: england, europe, london
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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, court, teenage boy, irreverence, prime minister, betrayal, battle, male nudity, female nudity, politics, corporal punishment, intrigue ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france
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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, stylized, serious, factual ...
Plot: battles, revolution, political unrest, king, military, politics, intrigue, leadership, royal family, against the odds, rebellion, ambition ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 1600s, 80s, 18th century
Place: england, ireland, europe, america, britain ...
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78%
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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: gloomy, bleak, atmospheric, captivating, serious ...
Plot: dishonesty, revolution, religions or cults, battles, injustice, child in peril, social decay, against the odds, rebelliousness, political unrest, rebellion, criminal heroes ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england
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59%
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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: talky, epic, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: french revolution, revolution, political unrest, politics, idealism, death row, intrigue, rebellion, military, heroes, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1790s, 1930s
Place: france, paris france, poland, europe, spain ...
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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: stylized, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: queen elizabeth i, murder, political unrest, betrayal, execution, catholic, queen, royal family, intrigue, tragic hero, state affairs, dishonesty ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: scotland, england, europe, britain
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100%
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Rasputin (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 151 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: disturbing, serious, realistic, atmospheric, thought provoking ...
Plot: assassination, clergy, intrigue, royal family, politics, ambition, tragic hero, psychopath, betrayal, royal court, rebelliousness, mental illness ...
Time: 1910s, year 1916, year 1917
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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51%
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The Borgia (2006)
Genre: Biography, History
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A portrait of the bloody dynasty that spawned a pope, Alexander VI, as well as the role model for Machiavelli's "The Prince," his son Cesare Borgia, and a legend of femme duplicity, daughter Lucrezia Borgia.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, disturbing
Plot: leadership, betrayal, rivalry, society, state affairs, dishonesty, uninhibited rivalry, downfall, family relations, royal family, religions or cults, ambition ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, russian revolution, czar, rise and fall, politics, rebellion, state affairs, political unrest, rebelliousness, russian history, family relations, world war one ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 90s, edwardian era
Place: russia, siberia, crimea
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51%
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The Deal (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It is approaching an election in the UK when the leader of the Labour party, John Smith, suffers another in a line of heart attacks and dies. With the leadership campaign about to start the clear choice appears to be Gordon Brown, a stanch Scotsman. ...
Style: clever, serious, realistic, thought provoking, talky ...
Plot: politics, ambition, rise to the top, leadership, society, friendship, state affairs, political intrigue, dishonesty, betrayal, campaign, political corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 90s, 80s
Place: england, britain
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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: love affair, rebelliousness, military, rebellion, fight for supremacy, battles, fall in love, political unrest, society, love and romance, rivalry, state affairs ...
Time: 17th century
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, constantinople, istanbul turkey
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48%
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The Viceroys (2007)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, Spain, Germany, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: captivating, psychological, atmospheric, epic, saga ...
Plot: family relations, politics, political unrest, intrigue, rivalry, society, dishonesty, family life, revolution, downfall, state affairs, unfulfillment ...
Time: 19th century
Place: italy, sicily, europe, sicily italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Last King (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 235 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: realistic, serious, epic, baroque
Plot: king, royal family, mistress, politics, ambition, rise and fall, social differences, political unrest, revolution, society, head of state, rise to the top ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, holland, europe, netherlands, versailles ...
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46%
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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, tense, talky, thought provoking, clever ...
Plot: bishop, friendship, betrayal, politics, archbishop, intrigue, rise and fall, society, friends, church, religions or cults, dishonesty ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe, london, france, rome italy ...
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45%
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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: realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: d day, assassination attempt, military, state affairs, dishonesty, rivalry, political unrest, political conspiracy, war, assassination plot, trial, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: europe, france, normandy, berlin germany, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: epic, captivating, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: ambition, young heroes, heroes, friendship, rise to the top, teaching the ways of the world, rivalry, political unrest, youth, royal court, royal family, political intrigue ...
Time: 16th century
Place: burma, thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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O Jerusalem (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, UK, Italy, Greece, Israel, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tale of friendship between two men, one Jewish and the other Arab, as the state of Israel is being created.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, disturbing
Plot: friendship, military, rebellion, danger, politics, state affairs, rivalry, battles, political unrest, wartime life, rebelliousness, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: israel, holy land, palestine, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Michael the Brave (1971)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Romania, France, Italy
Duration: 203 min.
Story: An epic fresco depicting the reign (1593-1601) of Mihai PĂ€trascu (better known as "Mihai Viteazul" / "Michael the Brave"), the famous prince who united the three provinces: Transalpine Vallachia, Transylvania and Moldavia, into ...
Style: epic, exciting, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: battles, betrayal, political intrigue, political unrest, battle zone, graphic violence, politics, war, rivalry, state affairs, military, dishonesty ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages
Place: romania, transylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: king of england, ambition, romance, infidelity, dishonesty, intrigue, royal family, head of state, state affairs, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, clergy ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, renaissance
Place: england, europe
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42%
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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: captivating, contemplative, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: church, burned alive, rivalry, life is a bitch, ambition, forbidden love, royal family, human nature, political intrigue, fighting the system, clergy, righting the wronged ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century, 1600s, 1500s, renaissance
Place: italy, venice, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: talky, realistic, serious, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: idealism, ambition, treason, execution, period piece, oath, decapitation, betrayal, rivalry, state affairs, blind ambition, society ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: england, europe, rome italy, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: captivating, stylized, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: politics, head of state, investigation, dishonesty, political conspiracy, downfall, assassination attempt, state affairs, journalism, life is a bitch, society, political intrigue ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: captivating, serious, realistic, epic, colourful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: queen elizabeth i, queen, throne, period piece, british history, royal family, monarchy, political intrigue, politics, head of state, catholicism, palace intrigue ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, renaissance, 1500s, 1930s ...
Place: england, europe, spain, scotland, virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Mary Queen of Scots (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
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, bad ending ...
Plot: royal court, royal family, queen elizabeth i, queen, state affairs, rivalry, cousin cousin relationship, betrayal, british history, female protagonist, throne, protestant ...
Time: 16th century
Place: scotland, england, europe, scottish highlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Lumumba (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Belgium, Germany, Haiti
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The true story of the rise to power and brutal assassination of the formerly vilified and later redeemed leader of the independent Congo, Patrice Lumumba. Using newly discovered historical evidence, Haitian-born and later Congo-raised writer and ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, thought provoking, suspense ...
Plot: assassination, political corruption, dehumanization, scapegoat, intrigue, betrayal, defamation, against the odds, ambition, leadership, society, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 50s
Place: congo, africa, brussels belgium, belgium, brussels ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: serious, captivating, rough, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: politics, state affairs, military, assassination, revolution, political unrest, heroes, ambition, battles, historical event, media, communist party ...
Place: china, taiwan, beijing china, shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 history ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: scotland, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: royal family, king, execution, power, betrayal, treason, coronation, rivalry, spy, horse riding, conspiracy, monarchy ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, scotland
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40%
The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The film begins in 1857, when India was ruled by the British East India Company. Mangal Pandey is a sepoy, a soldier of Indian origin, in the army of the East India Company. Pandey is fighting in the Anglo-Afghan Wars and saves the life of his ...
Style: epic, emotional, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: rebellion, betrayal, militant, fighting the system, leadership, military life, rebelliousness, culture clash, political unrest, battles, revolution, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1850s
Place: india, asia, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
A Man for All Seasons (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Story of Sir Thomas More, who refused to accept the spiritual leadership of Henry VIII, and faces death as he struggles to remain loyal to his integrity.
Style: sincere, contemplative, talky, captivating, tense ...
Plot: betrayal, blind ambition, politics, rebellion, legal, intrigue, dishonesty, state affairs, fighting the system, against the rules, society, rivalry ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%