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: clever, serious, captivating, epic, realistic, stylized, sexual, sexy, saga
Plot: siblings relations, historical character, intrigue, brother sister incest, clergy, sin, lust, priest, greed, manipulations, sex scene, strong sexual content, ambition, desire, rivalry, state affairs, conspiracy, catholic church, corruption, power struggle, family relations, betrayal, parents and children, jealousy, blind ambition ...
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, family relations and politics mostly in Drama, History and Romance genres. Some movies like The Borgias: The Tudors (2007), Versailles (2015), Vikings (2013), Borgia (2011), The White Queen (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: stylized, captivating, serious, sexual, realistic ...
Plot: queen, royal court, historical character, king, royal family, intrigue, love triangle, couple relations, throne, betrayal, siblings relations, power struggle ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, renaissance
Place: england, europe
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 7.9
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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, realistic, intellectual, stylized ...
Plot: royal court, royal family, king, intrigue, palaces castles and temples, betrayal, state affairs, political intrigue, ambition, rivalry, rise to the top, king of france ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, versailles
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 8.5
 390K
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: exciting, atmospheric, captivating, breathtaking, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: warrior, vikings, battles, norse mythology, legends and myths, heroic, historical character, king, tough heroes, rise to the top, heroes, viking ...
Time: middle ages
Place: scandinavia, europe
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100%
 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: captivating, rough, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: political intrigue, clergy, church, political corruption, power struggle, politics, historical character, political unrest, ambition, rivalry, european history, crime ...
Time: middle ages, 15th century, renaissance, 1500s, 1400s ...
Place: italy, rome italy, florence italy, europe, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, stylized, serious, suspense, realistic
Plot: queen, royal court, monarchy, royal family, aristocracy, king, love and romance, intrigue, betrayal, throne, palaces castles and temples, rise to the top ...
Time: 15th century
Place: england, europe
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88%
The Pillars of the Earth (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Germany, Canada, UK, Hungary
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, realistic, serious, atmospheric, intense ...
Plot: medieval, ambition, power struggle, state affairs, religions or cults, manipulations, catholic church, royal family, throne, heir heiress, power relations, rivals ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 1.7M
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: sexual, atmospheric, stylized, twists and turns, epic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: intrigue, dragon, adventure, fantasy world, king, incest, political intrigue, betrayal, royal family, throne, sex scene, killings ...
Time: middle ages, 2010s
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86%
 7.5
 42K
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: sexy, serious, stylized, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: royal court, queen, royal family, love triangle, aristocracy, female protagonist, intrigue, rivalry, state affairs, historical character, palaces castles and temples, power struggle ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, scotland, europe
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73%
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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, sexy, exciting, rough, sexual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, rebellion, gladiator, battles, ancient rome, slavery, warrior, sword fight, sword and sandal, gory, death, strong sexual content ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
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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: sincere, realistic, captivating, stylized, serious ...
Plot: queen, royal family, monarchy, palace intrigue, queen elizabeth i, royal court, couple relations, family relations, queen of england, romance, political unrest, age difference ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe, ireland, netherlands, portugal ...
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100%
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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, realistic, serious, disturbing
Plot: betrayal, leadership, rivalry, society, dishonesty, state affairs, uninhibited rivalry, downfall, family relations, royal family, religions or cults, ambition ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.7
 149K
Rome (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 52 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, exciting, captivating, sexual, stylized ...
Plot: roman empire, emperor, incest, historical character, betrayal, warrior, intrigue, slavery, ancient rome, power struggle, rivalry, political conspiracy ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c., 1st century
Place: rome italy, europe, egypt, italy
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60%
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: stylized, sexy, sexual, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: queen, king, royal family, love triangle, seduction, royal court, intrigue, siblings relations, jealousy, family relations, betrayal, ambition ...
Time: 16th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, france, london, rome italy
⇓ 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, intellectual, exciting, witty, serious ...
Plot: prodigy, inventor, adventure, leonardo da vinci, escapades, talented, a vision, historical character, magical, visionary, unconventional method, outsmarting ...
Time: 15th century, renaissance, 1400s
Place: italy, florence, europe, florence italy, ottoman empire ...
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75%
 8.7
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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, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: roman empire, emperor, political intrigue, power struggle, ambition, betrayal, intrigue, ancient, conspiracy, rivalry, family feud, prophecy ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Medici: Masters of Florence (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Italy, UK, France
Duration: 60 min.
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: exciting, atmospheric, suspense, realistic, enigmatic
Plot: aristocracy, political thriller, wealth, politics, secret, rise to power, bank, ambition, betrayal, banker, murder mystery, political unrest ...
Time: 15th century, renaissance, 1400s
Place: florence, florence italy, venice, italy, tuscany
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100%
 8.7
 451K
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, captivating, tense, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: politics, manipulations, political intrigue, state affairs, lobbyist, manipulation, political corruption, intrigue, blind ambition, media, white house, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c., u.s. capitol building
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.8
 289K
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: atmospheric, captivating, tense, clever, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, organized crime, rise to the top, gang war, society, rivalry, mafia, family relations, crime, determination, leader ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: england
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100%
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 8.3
 74K
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: serious, tense, clever, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: power relations, crimes, identity crisis, intrigue, hollywood, blackmail, family problems, businessman, family secret, teamwork, millionaire, fbi ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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100%
 8.1
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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: serious, stylized, captivating, factual, suspense ...
Plot: rise to the top, political intrigue, royal family, manipulation, state affairs, manipulations, ambition, blind ambition, society, dishonesty, betrayal, politics ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, europe, london
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100%
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, realistic, serious
Plot: roman empire, emperor, historical character, politics, religions or cults, political intrigue, power struggle, battles, christianity, rivalry, rebelliousness, rise and fall ...
Time: ancient history
Place: rome italy, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Magnificent Century: Kösem (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 120 min.
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, based on true events, captivating, realistic, stylized
Plot: sultan, strong female character, royal family, palace intrigue, strongman, strong female lead, power struggle, rise to the top, bossy woman, intrigue, power, harem ...
Time: 17th century
Place: ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 8K
Tut (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
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
Plot: ancient egypt, pharaoh, ambition, political intrigue, rise to the top, state affairs, rivalry, head of state, royal family, dishonesty, king
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, captivating, epic, stylized, harsh ...
Plot: royal family, king, prince, battles, power struggle, political intrigue, betrayal, queen, rivalry, politics, historical character, dishonesty ...
Time: 15th century
Place: england, europe
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100%
 7.6
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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: thought provoking, talky, realistic, serious, controversial ...
Plot: white house, kennedy family, president, politics, historical character, tragic event, cold war, ambition, patriotism, family relations, liberal, civil rights ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1963, 1960s
Place: usa, washington d.c., cuba
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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: serious, captivating, realistic, stylized, sexy
Plot: mistress, infidelity, sister, intrigue, uninhibited rivalry, blind ambition, love and romance, royal court, betrayal, royal family, romance, rise to the top ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 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, emotional, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: hospital, politics, reform, inheritance, priest, doctor, social differences, intrigue, love and romance, rise to the top, romance, rich and poor ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
General Hospital (1963)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
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: twists and turns, serious, emotional, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: hospital, parents and children, rivalry, family life, dishonesty, intrigue, manipulation, family business, family in crisis, manipulations, siblings relations, family problems ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.2
 6K
Dynasty (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: The saga of a wealthy Denver family in the oil business: Blake Carrington, the patriarch; Krystle, his former secretary and wife; his children: Adam, lost in childhood after a kidnapping; Fallon, pampered and spoiled; Steven, openly gay; and Amanda, ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, enigmatic, saga
Plot: wealthy family, family business, intrigue, rivalry, family problems, uninhibited rivalry, family relations, love and romance, blind ambition, hypocrisy, ambition, americana ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: colorado, usa, denver colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.3
 1K
Aristocrats (1999)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 300 min.
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: serious, captivating, stylized, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: master and servant, politics, rich and poor, family relations, royal family, romance, state affairs, siblings relations, high society, society, power relations, intrigue ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, georgian era
Place: england, ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%