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.
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: serious, captivating, clever, epic, sexual, stylized, realistic
Plot: clergy, intrigue, siblings relations, historical character, sin, rivalry, ruler, manipulations, secret, brother sister incest, priest, state affairs, lust, power struggle, strong sexual content, rise to the top, parents and children, ambition, dishonesty, betrayal, blind ambition, right hand man, desire, blackmail, jealousy ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: italy, europe, rome italy

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and stylized films and TV series with plots about rivalry, dishonesty, state affairs, ambition, power struggle, family relations and intrigue mostly in Drama, History and Romance genres. Some movies like The Borgias: The Tudors (2007), Borgia (2011), The White Queen (2013), Game of Thrones (2011), Reign (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.
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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 7.8
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Borgia (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic
Duration: 52 min.
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: serious, captivating, realistic, gloomy, rough ...
Plot: political intrigue, clergy, church, historical character, political corruption, ambition, politics, rivalry, political unrest, power struggle, crime, blind ambition ...
Time: middle ages, renaissance, 15th century, 16th century, 1500s ...
Place: italy, europe, florence italy, naples italy, spain ...
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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%
 9.5
 1.4M
Game of Thrones (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 57 min.
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: captivating, sexual, atmospheric, epic, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, boys' night
Plot: intrigue, dragon, incest, betrayal, politics, royal family, palaces castles and temples, political intrigue, adventure, political unrest, strong sexual content, king ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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 7.5
 38K
Reign (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Mary, Queen of Scots, faces political and sexual intrigue in the treacherous world of the French court.
Style: serious, sexy, stylized, tense, realistic ...
Plot: queen, royal family, intrigue, royal court, aristocracy, rivalry, palaces castles and temples, state affairs, politics, prince, power struggle, heir heiress ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, scotland, europe
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50%
 7.9
 10K
Versailles (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 52 min.
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, stylized, realistic
Plot: royal court, intrigue, political intrigue, royal family, palaces castles and temples, ambition, rivalry, king, dishonesty, infidelity, state affairs, betrayal ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, versailles
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100%
 8.8
 135K
Rome (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
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, sexual, exciting, captivating, tense ...
Plot: roman empire, betrayal, strong sexual content, incest, rivalry, emperor, seduction, intrigue, warrior, tragic hero, dishonesty, lust ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
Place: europe, egypt, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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: captivating, sexy, stylized, sexual, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love triangle, queen, royal family, royal court, seduction, king, intrigue, siblings relations, ambition, mistress, marriage, jealousy ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 6.2
 1K
The Borgia (2006)
Genre: Biography, History
Country: Spain
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, serious, realistic
Plot: royal family, betrayal, rivalry, society, state affairs, leadership, ambition, dishonesty, clergy, uninhibited rivalry, downfall, political unrest ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Pillars of the Earth (2010)
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 ...
Plot: heir heiress, ambition, royal family, throne, queen, king, power struggle, love and romance, kingdom, romance, state affairs, power relations ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Da Vinci's Demons (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Fantasy, History, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 59 min.
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: captivating, witty, intellectual, exciting, serious ...
Plot: inventions and discoveries, prodigy, adventure, escapades, lust, unconventional method, visionary, architect, magical, inventor, leonardo da vinci, painting ...
Time: 15th century, renaissance, 1400s
Place: italy, europe, florence, florence italy, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 8.6
 302K
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 ⇓
80%
Spartacus: War of the Damned (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
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, rough, exciting, sexual, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, rebellion, battles, slavery, rebel, strong sexual content, warrior, master warrior, death, gory, soldier, intrigue ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.9
 13K
I, Claudius (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 650 min.
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, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: roman empire, political intrigue, betrayal, intrigue, emperor, ancient, power struggle, head of state, ambition, leadership, incest, ancient rome ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.9
 408K
House of Cards (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
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, cynical, clever, witty, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: political intrigue, manipulations, politics, state affairs, blind ambition, political corruption, intrigue, lobbyist, white house, postmodernism, drugs/alcohol, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c., u.s. capitol building
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 9.2
 234K
The Sopranos (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: The Sopranos is an American television drama created by David Chase. The series revolves around the New Jersey-based Italian-American mobster Tony Soprano and the difficulties he faces as he tries to balance the conflicting requirements of his home ...
Style: clever, dark humor, rough, captivating, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, mafia, crimes, criminal heroes, gangsters, killings, crime, family life, introspection, ambition, midlife crisis, psychiatrist ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 2K
Middlemarch (1994)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 375 min.
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: clever, serious, realistic, emotional, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: hospital, intrigue, social differences, doctor, politics, reform, inheritance, idealism, journalist, priest, rich and poor, romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 62K
Ray Donovan (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: clever, serious, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Plot: crimes, blackmail, family problems, hollywood, millionaire, fbi, power relations, family secret, teamwork, intrigue, parents and children, identity crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 8.8
 149K
Peaky Blinders (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, society, family relations, rivalry, gangsters, rise to the top, crimes, crime, organized crime, fighting crime, post war, determination ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: england
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26%
 8.1
 6K
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 ⇓
100%
General Hospital (1963)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Families, friends, enemies and lovers experience life-changing events in the large upstate New York city of Port Charles, which has a busy hospital, upscale hotel, cozy diner and dangerous waterfront frequented by the criminal underworld.
Style: serious, captivating, twists and turns, realistic, emotional
Plot: hospital, intrigue, manipulations, cult, parents and children, siblings relations, family in crisis, family life, dishonesty, rivalry, family problems, family relations ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 ⇓
25%
Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
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, epic, serious, realistic
Plot: roman empire, political intrigue, emperor, head of state, leadership, rise and fall, politics, state affairs, intrigue, rebelliousness, political unrest, religions or cults ...
Time: ancient history
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Deadwood (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: The story of the early days of Deadwood, South Dakota; woven around actual historic events with most of the main characters based on real people. Deadwood starts as a gold mining camp and gradually turns from a lawless wild-west community into an ...
Style: serious, rough, atmospheric, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: old west, prostitute, small town life, drugs/alcohol, power struggle, greed, sheriff, crimes, rivalry, americana, cowboy, shooting ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: usa, south dakota, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.7
 7K
The Kennedys (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 346 min.
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: serious, talky, realistic, stylized, thought provoking
Plot: politics, white house, kennedy family, infidelity, cold war, tragic event, head of state, parents and children, siblings relations, americana, family life, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Boardwalk Empire (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Boardwalk Empire is a period drama focusing on Enoch "Nucky" Thompson (based on the historical Enoch L. Johnson), a political figure who rose to prominence and controlled Atlantic City, New Jersey, during the Prohibition period of the ...
Style: stylized, serious, captivating, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, gangsters, criminal heroes, smuggling, strong sexual content, businessman, mafia, ambitious, mob boss, prohibition, politician, corruption ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: new jersey, usa, chicago illinois, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%
 8.1
 16K
Boss (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
Story: Boss is an American political drama television serial created by Farhad Safinia. The series stars Kelsey Grammer as Tom Kane, the mayor of Chicago, who has recently been diagnosed with dementia with Lewy bodies, a degenerative neurological disorder.
Style: talky, rough, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: politics, political intrigue, mayor, marriage, career, scheme, dementia, ambition, boss, journalist, corruption, blind ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Virgin Queen (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 237 min.
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: sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: british royal family, royal family, forbidden love, siblings relations, queen elizabeth i, queen of england, head of state, betrayal, palace intrigue, blind ambition, church, intrigue ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 9.2
 1.4M
The Godfather (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: Spanning the years 1945 to 1955, a chronicle of the fictional Italian-American Corleone crime family. When organized crime family patriarch, Vito Corleone barely survives an attempt on his life, his youngest son, Michael steps in to take care of the ...
Style: serious, captivating, rough, atmospheric, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, pride and honor, gangsters, organized crime, gang war, crimes, criminal heroes, mob boss, family business, greed, lawyer, family values ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 1950s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: italy, new york, europe, usa, sicily ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Godfather: Part II (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 202 min.
Story: In the continuing saga of the Corleone crime family, a young Vito Corleone grows up in Sicily and in 1910s New York. In the 1950s, Michael Corleone attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba.
Style: captivating, epic, atmospheric, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, rise to the top, criminal heroes, crimes, ambition, blind ambition, revenge, struggle, ambitious, pride and honor, organized crime ...
Time: 40s, 50s, 20s, 60s, 20th century ...
Place: italy, cuba, new york, sicily, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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