Movies and TV shows like The Borgias

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The Borgias (2011)
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The Borgias (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, Hungary, Ireland, Canada
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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 for himself and his family.
Style: clever, serious, captivating, epic, realistic, stylized, sexual, sexy, saga
Plot: historical character, siblings relations, brother sister incest, lust, intrigue, rivalry, clergy, sin, greed, sex scene, catholic church, ambition, strong sexual content, brother sister sex, family relations, graphic violence, priest, incestuous sex, state affairs, society, seduction, conspiracy, incest, corruption, desire ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: rome italy, italy, europe, florence

Most similar movies to The Borgias

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and stylized films and TV series with plots about dishonesty, rivalry, state affairs, intrigue, ambition, politics and betrayal mostly in Drama, History and Romance genres. Some movies like The Borgias: The Tudors (2007), Borgia (2011), The White Queen (2013), Versailles (2015), Vikings (2013). 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.
TV show
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: captivating, stylized, serious, sexual, realistic ...
Plot: historical character, royal court, love triangle, queen, king, royal family, intrigue, aristocracy, throne, betrayal, power struggle, heir ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe
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Borgia (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: Borgia is a French-German-Czech historical drama television series created by Tom Fontana. The show recounts the Borgia family's rise to power and subsequent domination of the Papal States during the Renaissance. Borgia debuted in Italy via ...
Style: family saga, realistic, rough, captivating, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: brother sister sex, historical character, political intrigue, european history, church, clergy, power struggle, politics, political corruption, renaissance, italian history, ambition ...
Time: middle ages, 16th century, 15th century
Place: rome italy, italy, vatican, naples italy, europe ...
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The White Queen (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, France
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, stylized, serious, suspense, realistic
Plot: aristocracy, queen, royal court, royal family, monarchy, king, throne, seduction, love and romance, young woman, intrigue, betrayal ...
Time: 15th century
Place: england, europe
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94%
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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, serious, realistic, stylized, intellectual ...
Plot: royal court, king, royal family, intrigue, betrayal, rivalry, ambition, state affairs, political intrigue, graphic violence, rise to the top, dishonesty ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, versailles
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93%
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Vikings (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Ireland, Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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: heroic, exciting, atmospheric, captivating, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: warrior, norse mythology, king, battles, legends and myths, historical character, adventure, heroes, viking, leader, adventurer, tough heroes ...
Time: middle ages, 8th century, 9th century, 7th century
Place: scandinavia, europe, iceland
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94%
The Pillars of the Earth (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Germany, Canada, UK, Hungary
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, realistic, serious, visually appealing, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: medieval, heir, ambition, power struggle, catholic church, throne, state affairs, religions or cults, royal family, society, rivals, power relations ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
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89%
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Game of Thrones (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 57 min.
TV show
Story: Seven noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros. Friction between the houses leads to full-scale war. All while a very ancient evil awakens in the farthest north. Amidst the war, a neglected military order of misfits, the ...
Style: epic, captivating, atmospheric, sexual, twists and turns ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: fantasy world, dragon, king, intrigue, adventure, incest, betrayal, political intrigue, medieval, throne, swords and armor, power struggle ...
Time: middle ages, 2010s
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72%
Medici: Masters of Florence (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Italy, UK, France
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The story of the Medici family of Florence, their ascent from simple merchants to power brokers sparking an economic and cultural revolution. Along the way, they also accrue a long list of powerful enemies.
Style: atmospheric, exciting, suspense, realistic, enigmatic ...
Plot: renaissance, aristocracy, wealth, politics, political unrest, rise to power, betrayal, ambition, secret, bank, european history, exile ...
Time: 15th century
Place: florence, venice, italy, tuscany
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100%
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Spartacus (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Spartacus is an American television series inspired by the historical figure of Spartacus, a Thracian gladiator who from 73 to 71 BCE led a major slave uprising against the Roman Republic departing from Capua.
Style: epic, sexy, sexual, heroic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gladiator, ancient rome, roman empire, rebellion, ancient history, warrior, slavery, battles, swords and armor, sword fight, death, strong sexual content ...
Time: 1st century b.c.
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83%
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Reign (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Mary, Queen of Scots, faces political and sexual intrigue in the treacherous world of the French court.
Style: sexy, stylized, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: queen, royal family, aristocracy, female protagonist, royal court, historical character, intrigue, love triangle, rivalry, king, state affairs, throne ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, scotland, europe
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65%
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I, Claudius (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 669 min.
TV show
Story: Tracing the lives of several Roman emperors, this is an epic of ruthless ambition, shocking debauchery and murderous intrigue set in one of history's most fascinating eras. Bearing witness to the saga is Claudius, whose stutter and limp have ...
Style: epic, clever, stylized, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: roman empire, emperor, political intrigue, ancient rome, power struggle, ambition, betrayal, ancient, intrigue, incest, ancient history, conspiracy ...
Time: 1st century b.c., 1st century, 50s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
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 8.7
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Rome (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.
Style: epic, exciting, sexual, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: roman empire, historical character, ancient history, emperor, ancient rome, betrayal, incest, warrior, intrigue, rivalry, power struggle, slavery ...
Time: 1st century b.c., 1st century
Place: rome italy, europe, alexandria egypt, italy, egypt
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55%
 8.8
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Peaky Blinders (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England and centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby, who means to move up in the world.
Style: captivating, tense, atmospheric, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, gang, crimes, crime boss, gang war, mob boss, mafia, determination, power struggle, rise to the top, cruelty ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: england, ireland, london
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100%
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Elizabeth I (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 223 min.
TV show
Story: HBO miniseries about the the public and private lives of the later years of Queen Elizabeth I.
Style: realistic, sincere, captivating, serious, emotional ...
Plot: queen, queen elizabeth i, royal family, monarchy, royal court, british history, couple relations, palace intrigue, family relations, queen of england, romance, political unrest ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe, lisbon portugal, portugal, scotland ...
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The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A sumptuous and sensual tale of intrigue, romance and betrayal set against the backdrop of a defining moment in European history: two beautiful sisters, Anne and Mary Boleyn, driven by their family's blind ambition, compete for the love of the ...
Style: sexy, romantic, stylized, sexual, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: royal court, king, queen, seduction, royal family, love triangle, siblings relations, intrigue, aristocracy, mistress, betrayal, marriage ...
Time: 16th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, france, london, rome italy
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80%
Da Vinci's Demons (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Fantasy, History, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The series follows the "untold" story of Leonardo Da Vinci: the genius during his early years in Renaissance Florence. As a 25-year old artist, inventor, swordsman, lover, dreamer and idealist, he struggles to live within the confines of ...
Style: exciting, captivating, intellectual, witty, serious ...
Plot: prodigy, leonardo da vinci, inventor, adventure, renaissance, historical character, talented, escapades, a vision, visionary, unconventional method, magical ...
Time: 15th century
Place: italy, europe, florence, ottoman empire, istanbul turkey ...
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71%
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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, downfall, uninhibited rivalry, family relations, royal family, religions or cults, ambition ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: rome italy, italy
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100%
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Ray Donovan (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the sprawling mecca of the rich and famous, Ray Donovan does the dirty work for LA's top power players, and makes their problems disappear. His father's unexpected release from prison sets off a chain of events that shakes the ...
Style: captivating, clever, serious, tense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: power relations, hollywood, family relations, crimes, identity crisis, intrigue, family secret, family problems, blackmail, teamwork, businessman, relatives ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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83%
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House of Cards (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
TV show
Story: Set in present day Washington, D.C., House of Cards is the story of Frank Underwood, a ruthless and cunning politician, and his wife Claire who will stop at nothing to conquer everything. This wicked political drama penetrates the shadowy world of ...
Style: serious, clever, cynical, witty, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: politics, manipulation, political corruption, political intrigue, state affairs, lobbyist, intrigue, blind ambition, media, white house, strategy, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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75%
The Spanish Princess (2019)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: The beautiful Spanish princess, Catherine of Aragon, navigates the royal lineage of England with an eye on the throne.
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: royal court, king, royal family, queen of england, historical figure, death, intrigue, tudors, rivalry, dishonesty, ambition, family ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: england, spain
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100%
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Tut (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
TV show
Story: Explores the drama of power, political back-stabbing, war and murder and chronicles King Tut's rise to glory, his efforts to rule a chaotic empire and the enigma surrounding his death.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized, tense ...
Plot: pharaoh, ancient egypt, ancient history, ambition, rise to the top, political intrigue, state affairs, head of state, rivalry, royal family, dishonesty, ruler ...
Place: egypt
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100%
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 ...
Plot: royal family, king, queen, heir to the throne, betrayal, rivalry, battles, prince, political intrigue, power struggle, throne, politics ...
Time: 15th century
Place: england, europe
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100%
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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, state affairs, ambition, manipulation, dishonesty, society, blind ambition, betrayal, politics, rise and fall ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe, london
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Aristocrats (1999)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 300 min.
TV show
Story: Based on a true story, Aristocrats draws back the curtain on an 18th century English family near the summit of society, revealing a tapestry of romance, prejudice, infidelity, and revolution.
Style: captivating, serious, stylized, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: master and servant, politics, rich and poor, family relations, high society, royal family, romance, state affairs, siblings relations, power relations, intrigue, society ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
Place: england, ireland, europe
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100%
The Virgin Queen (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 237 min.
TV show
Story: The Virgin Queen explores the full sweep of Elizabeth's life: from her days of fear as a potential victim of her sister's terror; through her great love affair with Robert Dudley; into her years of triumph over the Armada; and finally her ...
Style: serious, sincere, factual, touching, realistic
Plot: queen elizabeth i, throne, forbidden love, queen of england, royal family, british royal family, palace intrigue, head of state, state affairs, treason, political intrigue, political unrest ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, rome italy, london, europe
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100%
Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire (2006)
Genre: Documentary, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
Story: Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire is a 2006 BBC One docudrama series, with each episode looking at a different key turning point in the history of the Roman Empire.
Style: captivating, realistic, epic, serious
Plot: roman empire, emperor, ancient history, historical character, politics, religions or cults, political intrigue, dishonesty, state affairs, power struggle, head of state, political unrest ...
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
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100%
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The Kennedys (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 346 min.
TV show
Story: The story of the most fabled political family in American history, told in a manner similar to The Godfather: a manipulative, egocentric father determined to live out his own ambitions through his sons, who in turn spent their lives dancing to his ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, talky, serious, stylized ...
Plot: president, white house, kennedy family, politics, historical character, tragic event, cold war, ambition, patriotism, liberal, family relations, civil rights ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1963
Place: usa, washington d.c., cuba
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Magnificent Century: Kösem (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: Anastasia a young Greek woman in Ahmed I's harem takes on the name 'Kosem' (leader, pioneer). In a world of men, she rules of the Ottoman Empire through her sons and grandson.
Style: emotional, captivating, realistic, stylized
Plot: palace intrigue, sultan, strong female lead, strong female character, royal family, strongman, power struggle, intrigue, bossy woman, female protagonist, rise to the top, power ...
Time: 17th century
Place: ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, constantinople, turkey
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100%
The Other Boleyn Girl (2003)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on the controversial novel by Philippa Gregory, "The Other Boleyn Girl" is a fictionalised account of the life of Lady Mary Boleyn (Natascha McElhone) who becomes mistress to England's king, Henry VIII (Jared Harris), before ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized, sexy
Plot: mistress, royal family, infidelity, sister, blind ambition, intrigue, love and romance, uninhibited rivalry, royal court, rise to the top, romance, betrayal ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe
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100%
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Middlemarch (1994)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 375 min.
TV show
Story: A BBC dramatization of George Eliot's classic novel about the lives and loves of a group of people living on the cusp of the Industrial Revolution in a small town named Middlemarch. These include young Doctor Lydgate, who arrives at Middlemarch ...
Style: touching, stylized, emotional, clever, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: hospital, reform, inheritance, politics, doctor, priest, social differences, intrigue, couples, family relations, power relations, revolution ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%