Movies and TV shows like The Pillars of the Earth

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The Pillars of the Earth (2010)
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The Pillars of the Earth (2010)
Original name: Die Säulen der Erde
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Germany, Canada, UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Pillars of the Earth is an eight-part 2010 TV miniseries, adapted from Ken Follett's novel of the same name.
Style: captivating, epic, stylized, serious, realistic, light, dramatic, atmospheric, intense, interesting ...
Plot: heir heiress, ambition, royal family, throne, queen, king, power struggle, love and romance, kingdom, state affairs, romance, power relations, blind ambition, greed, manipulations, love affair, religions or cults, dishonesty, rivalry, society, family relations, architect, step parent, princess, historical character ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london

Most similar movies to The Pillars of the Earth

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and stylized films and TV series with plots about state affairs, rivalry, society, king, dishonesty, throne and royal family mostly in Drama, History and Romance genres. Some movies like The Pillars of the Earth: The Tudors (2007), World Without End (2012), The White Queen (2013), The Hollow Crown (2012), Wolf Hall (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Tudors (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Ireland, Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Tudors is a history-based drama series following the young, vibrant King Henry VIII, a competitive and lustful monarch who navigates the intrigues of the English court and the human heart with equal vigor and justifiable suspicion.
Style: serious, captivating, stylized, sexual, realistic
Plot: royal family, betrayal, intrigue, queen, royal court, king, throne, womanizer, love triangle, society, infidelity, couple relations ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1500s
Place: england, europe
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90%
World Without End (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada, Germany, UK
Duration: 374 min.
Story: The English town of Kingsbridge works to survive as the King leads the nation into the Hundred Years' War with France while Europe deals with the outbreak of the Black Death.
Style: epic, serious, stylized, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: nun, massacre, witch, society, love and romance, state affairs, romance, dams cliffs canyons and bridges, lovers apart, throne, queen, village ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: england, europe
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83%
The White Queen (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, France
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Set against the backdrop of the Wars of the Roses, the series is the story of the women caught up in the protracted conflict for the throne of England.
Style: captivating, serious, stylized, realistic
Plot: queen, royal family, royal court, palaces castles and temples, betrayal, intrigue, love and romance, aristocracy, king, rise to the top, fall in love, seduction ...
Time: 15th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Hollow Crown (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 150 min.
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, stylized, realistic, epic, captivating
Plot: royal family, queen, king, prince, aristocracy, state affairs, shakespeare, royal court, betrayal, political intrigue, battles, politics ...
Time: 15th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Wolf Hall (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 360 min.
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: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: rise to the top, palaces castles and temples, political intrigue, royal court, ambition, society, state affairs, clergy, betrayal, blind ambition, manipulations, rise and fall ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Borgias (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, Hungary, Ireland, Canada
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Set in 15th century Italy at the height of the Renaissance, The Borgias chronicles the corrupt rise of patriarch Rodrigo Borgia to the papacy, where he proceeds to commit every sin in the book to amass and retain power, influence and enormous wealth ...
Style: serious, captivating, clever, epic, sexual ...
Plot: clergy, intrigue, siblings relations, historical character, sin, rivalry, ruler, manipulations, secret, brother sister incest, priest, state affairs ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Last Kingdom (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A show of heroic deeds and epic battles with a thematic depth that embraces politics, religion, warfare, courage, love, loyalty and our universal search for identity. Combining real historical figures and events with fictional characters, it is the ...
Style: epic, serious, stylized, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: battles, escapades, political unrest, king, danger, viking, kidnapping, kingdom, danish, sword, orphan, british ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Robin Hood (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 140 min.
Story: When soldier Robin happens upon the dying Robert of Loxley, he promises to return the man's sword to his family in Nottingham. There, he assumes Robert's identity; romances his widow, Marion; and draws the ire of the town's sheriff ...
Style: epic, exciting, stylized, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: knight, folk hero, adventure, love and romance, betrayal, fighting the system, heroes, buddies, royal family, escapades, battles, hopes ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century, 19th century
Place: england, europe, france, london
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40%
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Camelot (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: Ireland, USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Camelot is a historical-fantasy-drama television series based on the Arthurian legend, was produced by Graham King, Morgan O'Sullivan and Michael Hirst.
Style: stylized, exciting, epic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: wizards and magicians, king arthur, folk hero, knight, heroic mission, legends and myths, royal family, state affairs, camelot, danger, love and romance, rivalry ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, clever, talky, realistic, tense ...
Plot: betrayal, bishop, friendship, archbishop, politics, intrigue, church, rise and fall, religions or cults, dishonesty, rivalry, society ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe, france, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Six Wives of Henry VIII (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 540 min.
Story: On his deathbed, King Henry VIII recalls how he wooed and wed his six wives - and disposed of five of them - in a bid to secure the succession to the throne with a male heir. Despite his many marriages and the crowded court, Henry remains ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: intrigue, king, romance, head of state, treason, tower of london, royal court, couple relations, royal family, palaces castles and temples, dishonesty, state affairs ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Lion in Winter (2003)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: King Henry II (Patrick Stewart) keeps his wife, Eleanor (Glenn Close) locked away in the towers because of her frequent attempts to overthrow him. With Eleanor out of the way he can have his dalliances with his young mistress (Yuliya Vysotskaya). ...
Style: talky, serious, stylized, realistic, witty
Plot: royal family, political intrigue, intrigue, uninhibited rivalry, envy, king of england, heir to the throne, couple relations, romance, infidelity, parents and children, dishonesty ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 8.1
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Elizabeth I (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 223 min.
Story: HBO miniseries about the the public and private lives of the later years of Queen Elizabeth I.
Style: epic, stylized, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: royal family, queen, royal court, couple relations, poet, queen of england, queen elizabeth i, palace intrigue, hanging, execution, head of state, romance ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, dungeon, europe, spain, scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 8.6
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Vikings (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Ireland, Canada
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Vikings follows the adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok, the greatest hero of his age. The series tells the sagas of Ragnar's band of Viking brothers and his family, as he rises to become King of the Viking tribes. As well as being a fearless ...
Style: atmospheric, exciting, captivating, stylized, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: warrior, vikings, historical character, legends and myths, heroic, tough heroes, master warrior, battles, adventure, folk hero, heroes, rise to the top ...
Time: middle ages
Place: scandinavia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Devil's Whore (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 55 min.
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: epic, serious, stylized, captivating, realistic
Plot: political unrest, state affairs, soldier, betrayal, revolution, battles, war, dishonesty, military, rebellion, civil war, throne ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: witty, talky, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: king, throne, mistress, christmas, queen, family relations, royal family, infidelity, homoeroticism, spear, castle, political intrigue ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.5
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Ivanhoe (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 270 min.
Story: This grand six-part adaptation of Sir Walter Scott's rousing adventure of the Middle Ages tells the epic tale of the idealistic young knight Ivanhoe (Steven Waddington) and his battle against the evil Templar Bois-Guilbert (Ciarán Hinds. ...
Style: exciting, serious, epic, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing
Plot: knight, throne, adventure, adventurer, folk hero, palaces castles and temples, master warrior, daring rescue, romance, righting the wronged, danger, escapades ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.5
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Robin Hood (1984)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Robin of Sherwood, was a British television series, based on the legend of Robin Hood. Created by Richard Carpenter, it was produced by HTV in association with Goldcrest, and ran from 1984 to 1986 on the ITV network. In America it was retitled Robin ...
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, captivating
Plot: folk hero, in the woods, legends and myths, adventure, vigilantism, robin hood, vigilante, righting the wronged, criminal heroes, fighting the system, good versus evil, danger ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 8.4
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Poldark (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Britain is in the grip of a chilling recession... falling wages, rising prices, civil unrest - only the bankers are smiling. It's 1783 and Ross Poldark returns from the American War of Independence to his beloved Cornwall to find his world in ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, family saga
Plot: love and romance, estate, love affair, rich and poor, couple relations, family relations, social differences, society, master and servant, poverty, countryside, power relations ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1780s
Place: england, mine, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
1066: The Battle for Middle Earth (2009)
Genre: Action, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 150 min.
Story: October 14th, 1066 is the most famous date in English history. It is the year of TWO invasions of England, and in which three huge and bloody pitched battles were fought
Style: captivating, serious, epic, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: political unrest, war, battles, rivalry, danger, adventure, escapades, military, state affairs, archer, knight, cowardice ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe, norway, flanders, normandy
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32%
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Marco Polo (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: An epic adventure that follows the early years of the famous explorer as he travels the exotic Silk Road to the great Kublai Khan’s court. But Marco soon finds that navigating the Khan’s world of greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry will ...
Style: exciting, epic, serious, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: royal family, forbidden love, martial arts, explorer, royal court, adventurer, adventure, strong sexual content, escapades, rivalry, state affairs, intrigue ...
Time: middle ages
Place: asia, china, mongolia, venice, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: epic, serious, stylized, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: queen, throne, royal family, political intrigue, queen elizabeth i, head of state, catholicism, palace intrigue, politics, execution, political conspiracy, female protagonist ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 1500s, renaissance, 18th century ...
Place: england, spain, europe, scotland, virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Poldark (1975)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Period drama series about the brooding rivalry between former soldier Ross Poldark and local industrialist George Warleggan, and the two women in their lives. Based on the books by Winston Graham.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: estate, love affair, love triangle, romance, social differences, countryside, love and romance, society, power relations, master and servant, couple relations, rich and poor ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 1780s
Place: england, europe, mine, britain, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 7.4
 5K
Birdsong (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 165 min.
Story: As an English soldier fights in the horrific trenches of northern France, he is haunted by the memories of his forbidden love affair with a French woman.
Style: serious, emotional, epic, realistic, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: soldier, love affair, war, young lovers, romance, united kingdom, cheating, infidelity, trench warfare, love and romance, military, couples ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.8
 4K
Ivanhoe (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: This is a remake of Walter Scott's Ivanhoe. Ivanhoe, a worthy and noble knight, the champion of justice returns to England after the holy wars. He find England under the reign of Prince John and his henchmen and finds himself being involved in ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, stylized, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: knight, jousting, rescue, adventure, adventurer, folk hero, romance, master warrior, heroic mission, good versus evil, danger, escapades ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Way We Live Now (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 300 min.
Story: The Way We Live Now is a 2001 four-part television adaptation of the Anthony Trollope novel The Way We Live Now. The serial was first broadcast on the BBC and was directed by David Yates, written by Andrew Davies and produced by Nigel ...
Style: serious, witty, biting, realistic
Plot: intrigue, rich and poor, society, lifestyle, rise to the top, couple relations, fall in love, couples, power relations, love and romance, life is a bitch, prejudice ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1800s, victorian england
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Forsyte Saga (1967)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Adaptation from John Galsworthy's novels.
Style: stylized, captivating, serious, realistic, epic ...
Plot: love and romance, love affair, rich and poor, couple relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, romance, family relations, intrigue, siblings relations, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 20th century, victorian era
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.2
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The Physician (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The story of Rob Cole, a boy who is left a penniless orphan in an 11th-century English mining town when his mother dies of a mysterious illness. Vowing to become a physician and vanquish Death itself, he travels to Isfahan in Persia to study ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, breathtaking, intellectual ...
Plot: follow your dream, ambition, apprentice, orphan, doctors and patients, medicine, surgery, society, mentor, culture clash, islam, unlikely friendships ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century
Place: england, iran, medical school, mine, persia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.6
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Macbeth (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Feature film adaptation of Shakespeare's Scottish play about General Macbeth whose ambitious wife urges him to use wicked means in order to gain power of the throne over the sitting king, Duncan.
Style: bleak, serious, stylized, captivating, melancholic ...
Plot: betrayal, blind ambition, murder, ambition, shakespeare, assassination, medieval, rivalry, state affairs, femme fatale, losing-it hero, tragic hero ...
Time: middle ages, 1930s
Place: scotland, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.2
 16K
War & Peace (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 379 min.
Story: Sumptuous BBC mini-series following the fortunes and the rise and fall of five aristocratic families in the waning days of imperial Russia.
Style: captivating, epic, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: war, society, love and romance, state affairs, aristocracy, love story, fall in love, courage, couple relations, wartime life, couples, battle ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%