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Tsar (2009)
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Tsar (2009)
Original name: Царь
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In 16th-century Russia in the grip of chaos, Ivan the Terrible strongly believes he is vested with a holy mission. Believing he can understand and interpret the signs, he sees the Last Judgment approaching. He establishes absolute power, cruelly destroying anyone who gets in his way. During this reign of terror, Philip, the superior of the monastery on the Solovetsky Islands, a great scholar and Ivan's close friend, dares to oppose the sovereign's mystical tyranny. What follows is a clash between two completely opposite visions of the world, smashing morality and justice, God and men. A grand-scale film with excellent leading roles by Mamonov and Yankovsky. An allegory of Stalinist Russia
Style: atmospheric, epic, bleak, serious, realistic, stylized, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: clergy, leadership, russian history, head of state, political unrest, ambition, royal court, rebelliousness, political corruption, dishonesty, corrupted ruler, rebellion, society, starvation, rise and fall, state affairs, unfulfillment, brutality
Time: 16th century
Place: russia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and epic films with plots about society, state affairs, politics, political unrest, dishonesty, ambition and rebellion mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like Tsar: Rasputin (2011), The Inner Circle (1991), Rasputin (1981), Rasputin (1996), King of the Sands (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Rasputin (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A group of Russian noblemen want to maintain the monarchy and plan to kill Rasputin.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, stylized, non-linear
Plot: rise to the top, empress, ambition, rise and fall, russian history, royal court, political intrigue, state affairs, society, clergy, conspiracy, battles ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century
Place: russia, europe, st. petersburg russia
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The Inner Circle (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Soviet Union, USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: The true story of Ivan Sanchin, the KGB officer who was Stalin's private film projectionist from 1939 until the dictator's death. Told from Sanchin's view, the sympathetic but tragically flawed hero maintains unwavering faith in his ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: stalinism, world war two, politics, kgb, injustice, state affairs, head of state, political unrest, dictatorship, projectionist, love, josef stalin ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 50s
Place: russia
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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: disturbing, realistic, serious, atmospheric, thought provoking ...
Plot: assassination, clergy, intrigue, royal family, russian history, ambition, tragic hero, psychopath, betrayal, revolution, murder, rebelliousness ...
Time: 1910s, year 1917, year 1916
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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100%
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Rasputin (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Into an era seething with war and revolution, a man comes with an incredible power to heal a nation...or destroy it. Based on the true story of one of the most powerful and mysterious figures in Russian history.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: murder, rise and fall, ambition, politics, society, clergy, unfulfillment, state affairs, rebelliousness, royal family, cure, monk ...
Time: edwardian era, year 1916
Place: russia
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King of the Sands (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Syria
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A daring, compelling and controversial take on the life of prince Abdulaziz Al Saud (Ibn Saud), founder of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Style: realistic, serious, epic, captivating
Plot: conquering, against the odds, ruler, rebellion, leadership, head of state, ambition, battles, state affairs, rise to the top, rebelliousness, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: saudi arabia
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The Kautokeino Rebellion (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Religious and cultural reawakening inspires rebellion in a 19th century Norwegian village.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, epic, bleak
Plot: rebellion, christianity, rebel, religions or cults, life is a bitch, society, rebelliousness, political unrest, state affairs, tragic event, war, snow ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, norway
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The Horde (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 129 min.
Story: It is the word "horde" that had meant, for many countries and nations, bloody raids and being under humilating contribution for centuries - a strange and scary world with its own rules and customs. To be or not to be for Rus (Ruthenia), ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, epic
Plot: ambition, hopes, escapades, evil empire, curses spells and rituals, royal court, rise and fall, unfulfillment, murder, miraculous event, conquering, horde ...
Time: 14th century, middle ages
Place: russia, mongolia, asia
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The Rider Named Death (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In pre-Soviet Russia, Boris Savinkov leads a terrorist faction of Socialist-Revolutionary Party members responsible for the deaths of governors and ministers.
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, captivating, clever ...
Plot: assassination, terrorism, assassination attempt, state affairs, politics, rebellion, tragic hero, heroes, head of state, dishonesty, revolution, political corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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Rikyu (1989)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Late in the 1500s, an aging tea master teaches the way of tea to a headstrong Shogun. Through force of will and courageous fighting, Hideyoshi becomes Japan's most powerful warlord, unifying the country. Rikyu, through the tea ceremony and ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized, jidai geki ...
Plot: samurai, battles, political unrest, politics, society, state affairs, clergy, war, ambition, military, rise to the top, heroes ...
Time: 16th century
Place: japan, china, korea, asia
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The Radicals (1989)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of the Anabaptist movement and two of its first leaders, Michael and Margaretha Sattler.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: church, christianity, clergy, romance, hopes, state affairs, society, life is a bitch, ambition, heroes, religions or cults, religious persecution ...
Time: 16th century
Place: europe, switzerland, zurich switzerland
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Iron & Blood: The Legend of Taras Bulba (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Russia, Ukraine, Poland
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Set in the 16th century, this is a story about Ukraine's Cossack warriors and their campaign to defend their lands from the advancing Polish armies.
Style: epic, realistic, exciting, serious, captivating ...
Plot: cossack, battles, rebelliousness, heroes, political unrest, leadership, society, sword fight, parent child relationship, state affairs, parents and children, father son relationship ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ukraine, poland, europe
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43%
The Face Reader (2013)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Nae-kyung, the most skillful face reader in Joseon dynasty, was living in seclusion when he was offered a lucrative partnership by Yeon-hong, a Korean geisha. Nae-kyung accepts the proposal to read the faces of Yeon-hong’s guests only to get ...
Style: captivating, realistic, atmospheric, tense, psychological ...
Plot: joseon dynasty, political intrigue, royal court, coup, betrayal, head of state, society, politics, dishonesty, political unrest, korean history
Time: 15th century
Place: korea, asia
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God Loves Caviar (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Greece, Russia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The true-life, stranger-than-fiction tale of eighteenth-century Greek pirate turned merchant Ioannis Varvakis, who rose from humble beginnings to become the head of one of the largest mercantile empires in Europe.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: revolution, pirate, political intrigue, ambition, political unrest, dishonesty, rise to the top, state affairs, idealism, imperialism, rebellion, hopes ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 2010s
Place: greece, europe, russia, hellas, athens greece
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42%
Young Catherine (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, Canada, Soviet Union, Germany, Italy
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A German princess is chosen to marry the heir to the Russian Throne, but faces plots and intrigues against her.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, stylized, sentimental
Plot: royal court, love and romance, empress, couple relations, russian history, royal family, political intrigue, head of state, ambition, rivalry, state affairs, intrigue ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
Place: russia
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Falling Star (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This colourful feature debut from experienced producer Luis Miñarro offers an almost hallucinatory look at the world of Amadeo of Savoy, who was king of an ungovernable Spain for two years around 1870. This intriguing episode is transformed into a ...
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, captivating
Plot: royal family, society, state affairs, royal court, political unrest, master and servant, gay interest, nudity (full frontal - brief), art, unfulfillment, isolation, male nudity ...
Time: 19th century
Place: spain, europe
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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, politics, state affairs, youth, head of state, political unrest ...
Time: 16th century
Place: burma, thailand, asia
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Home from Home: Chronicle of a Vision (2013)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 231 min.
Story: Follow-up to the TV trilogy "Heimat", this time for cinemas, set again in the fictional village Schabbach in the Hunsrück region of Rhineland-Palatinate.
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, atmospheric, epic ...
Plot: family relations, society, coming of age, parents and children, diary, village life, village, emigration, social relations, youth, teenage life, siblings relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: germany, brazil, south america
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39%
DC 9/11: Time of Crisis (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: This is the story of the days directly after 9/11, and the president's whereabouts. Scheduled to air shortly before the second anniversary of the September 11 attacks, DC 9/11 takes an inside look at the Bush Administration, beginning with the ...
Style: serious, captivating, thought provoking, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, life is a bitch, political conspiracy, leadership, government agency, state affairs, head of state, dishonesty, politics, americana, hijacking, tragic event ...
Time: september 11 2001
Place: usa, new york, washington d.c., manhattan new york city
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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: russian history, czar, royal family, russian revolution, politics, rise and fall, state affairs, rebellion, political unrest, rebelliousness, family relations, world war one ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 90s, edwardian era
Place: russia, siberia, crimea
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Endgame (2009)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The time is the late '80s, a crucial period in the history of South Africa. President P.W. Botha is hanging on to power by a thread as the African National Congress (ANC) takes up arms against apartheid and the country tumbles toward ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bomb, rebellion, hopes, politics, wartime life, political unrest, siege, revolution, life is a bitch, fighting the system, unlikely partners, state affairs ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: south africa, england, africa, europe, cape town south africa
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The King and the Clown (2005)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Set in the late 15th century during the reign of King Yeonsan, two male street clowns and tightrope walkers, Jangsaeng (Gam Wu-seong) and Gong-gil (Lee Joon-gi), are part of an entertainer troupe. Their manager prostitutes the beautiful Gong-gil to ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: king, rich and poor, jester, fighting the system, state affairs, lifestyle, royal court, society, joseon dynasty, against the rules, street performer, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 16th century
Place: asia, korea, seoul, south korea
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35%
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Peter and Paul (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 198 min.
Story: Peter and Paul assume leadership of the Church as they struggle against violent opposition to the teachings of Christ and their own personal conflicts.
Style: biblical, captivating, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: religions or cults, injustice, ambition, dishonesty, heroes, clergy, hopes, society, state affairs, obsessive quest, leadership, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, rome italy, israel
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35%
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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 Getúlio 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: stylized, serious, captivating, realistic, bleak
Plot: politics, head of state, investigation, state affairs, life is a bitch, political unrest, dishonesty, society, downfall, political conspiracy, political intrigue, journalism ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Mill and the Cross (2011)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Poland, Sweden
Duration: 92 min.
Story: What would it be like to step inside a great work of art, have it come alive around you, and even observe the artist as he sketches the very reality you are experiencing? From Lech Majewski, one of Poland's most acclaimed filmmakers, The Mill ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, bleak, surreal ...
Plot: painter, punishment, breast feeding, life is a bitch, society, religions or cults, death sentence, redemption, occupation, loss of son, symbolism, famous painting ...
Time: 16th century
Place: belgium, europe, flanders
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35%
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El Dorado (1988)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 149 min.
Story: The story of an expedition down the Orinoco and Amazon rivers in 1560 by Spanish soldiers searching for the fabled city of gold, El Dorado.
Style: epic, serious, disturbing, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: jungle, conquering, treasure hunt, adventure, human nature, survival, on the road, obsessive quest, rebellion, legends and myths, escapades, leadership ...
Time: 16th century
Place: latin america, peru, spain
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35%
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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 ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 80s, 18th century
Place: england, ireland, europe, britain, london ...
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34%
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The Conspiracy (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 128 min.
Story: 16th century ruler King Philip II of Spain maneuvers within a court of deceit and betrayal
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, epic, tense ...
Plot: politics, love affair, royal family, ambition, political intrigue, political conspiracy, love and romance, crimes, state affairs, royal court, dishonesty, conspiracy ...
Time: 16th century
Place: spain, europe, madrid
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Confucius (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: China
Duration: 125 min.
Story: In 500 B.C., during Chinas famed 'Spring and Autumn Period', Kong Ze (Confucius), a commoner reverred for his outstanding wisdom, is made Minister of Law in the ancient Kingdom of Lu. Under his inspired leadership, Lu ascends to new ...
Style: atmospheric, epic, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: human nature, human spirit, politics, battles, ancient history, historical figure, political unrest, society, hopes, heroes, leadership, state affairs ...
Place: ancient china, china, asia
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34%
Zhila-byla Odna Baba (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 150 min.
Story: История частной жизни одной женщины и четверых ее мужчин. Главная героиня - неграмотная крестьянка, и действие фильма начинается с ее ...
Style: realistic, stylized, serious, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: village life, wartime life, revolution, russian civil war, village, state affairs, life is a bitch, illiteracy, village people, countryside, world war one, rape ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: russia, europe
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33%
A Long and Happy Life (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Sascha lives in a village on the Kola Peninsular in northern Russia and dedicatedly manages what is left of an old collective farm. He gets on well with his farm workers who respect him and also tolerate his more or less clandestine love-affair with ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, stylized, tense ...
Plot: village, farm, society, social relations, rebelliousness, injustice, hopes, village life, rebellion, fighting the system, rivalry, social problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
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33%