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Queen of the Desert (2015)
 5.7
 8K
Queen of the Desert (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A chronicle of Gertrude Bell's life, a traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century.
Style: serious, stylized, captivating, realistic
Plot: adventurer, politics, escapades, head of state, unfulfilled love, political intrigue, love and romance, state affairs, unfulfillment, dancing, horse, strong female character, spy, musician, loneliness, king, money, food, queen, desert, death, slave, suicide, islam, love triangle ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, 1890s, year 1915
Place: middle east, persia, england, cairo egypt, ottoman empire, jordan, tehran iran

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Most similar movies to Queen of the Desert

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, stylized and dramatic films with plots about betrayal, death, husband wife relationship, mentor, dialogue, catastrophe and culture clash mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like Queen of the Desert: Grace of Monaco (2014), The Lost City of Z (2016), Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Amelia (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Grace of Monaco (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Switzerland, Belgium, Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The story of former Hollywood star Grace Kelly's crisis of marriage and identity, during a political dispute between Monaco's Prince Rainier III and France's Charles De Gaulle, and a looming French invasion of Monaco in the early ...
Style: stylized, sentimental, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: royal family, mother daughter relationship, royal court, family relations, couple relations, politics, society, state affairs, husband wife relationship, supportive spouse, cinderella story, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: monte carlo, europe, french riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Lost City of Z (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A true-life drama in the 1920s, centering on British explorer Col. Percy Fawcett, who discovered evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilazation in the Amazon and disappeared whilst searching for it.
Style: ambiguous ending, absurd, meditative, breathtaking, melancholic ...
Plot: jungle, explorer, journey, tribe, snake, colonel, river, expedition, amazon, travel, sacrifice, destiny ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, year 1954, year 1916, 20th century ...
Place: south america, brazil, bolivia, ireland, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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, realistic, captivating, colourful ...
Plot: queen, royal family, queen elizabeth i, throne, political intrigue, head of state, catholicism, palace intrigue, politics, execution, female protagonist, british history ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 1500s, renaissance, 18th century ...
Place: england, spain, europe, scotland, virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 216 min.
Story: The story of British officer T.E. Lawrence's mission to aid the Arab tribes in their revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. Lawrence becomes a flamboyant, messianic figure in the cause of Arab unity but his psychological ...
Style: epic, exciting, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: desert, adventure, horse, war, battles, muslim, soldier, arab, camel, british empire, politics, imperialism ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: middle east, ottoman empire, jerusalem, saudi arabia, lebanon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 11K
Amelia (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A look at the life of legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart, who disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 in an attempt to make a flight around the world.
Style: serious, stylized, epic, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: airplane, flying, ambition, adventurer, follow your dream, empowerment, obsession, rise to the top, feminism, danger, escapades, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, year 1937, 1920s
Place: usa, washington d.c., paris france, chicago illinois, cleveland ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.6
 111K
Australia (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving ...
Style: epic, emotional, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: unlikely couple, inheritance, opposites attract, prejudice, trampled to death, cattle drive, missionary, stampede, ranch, racist, adventure, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1930s, year 1942, 1940s ...
Place: australia, england, shanghai china, pearl harbor, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.2
 129K
Cold Mountain (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, Italy, Romania, USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: In this classic story of love and devotion set against the backdrop of the American Civil War, a wounded Confederate soldier named W.P. Inman deserts his unit and travels across the South, aiming to return to his young wife, Ada, who he left behind ...
Style: emotional, captivating, epic, romantic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: american civil war, tragic love, getting home, survival, lovers reunited, loss of family member, lovers apart, wartime life, power of love, love and romance, love, love of one's life ...
Time: 1860s, 19th century
Place: usa, north carolina, south carolina, atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A few decades after the destruction of the Inca empire, a Spanish expedition leaves the mountains of Peru and goes down the Amazon river in search of gold and wealth. Soon, they come across great difficulties and Don Aguirre, a ruthless man who ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, tense, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: adventure, legends and myths, gold, expedition, treasure hunt, obsession, amazon, jungle, insanity, monk, starvation, slavery ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: south america, peru, latin america, spain, andes mountains
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In 1958 New York Diane Arbus is a housewife and mother who works as an assistant to her husband, a photographer employed by her wealthy parents. Respectable though her life is, she cannot help but feel uncomfortable in her privileged world. One ...
Style: stylized, gloomy, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: freak, photographer, hair, werewolf, infidelity, dwarf, fall in love, artists and showbiz, crumbling marriage, self discovery, couple relations, life turned upside down ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.6
 8K
Little Ashes (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: About the young life and loves of artist Salvador Dalí, filmmaker Luis Buñuel and writer Federico García Lorca.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, intellectual
Plot: friendship, poet, friends, art class, butterfly, exhibitionism, filmmaker, surrealism, student, artist, prayer, political unrest ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: spain, europe, madrid, paris france, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.2
 35K
Lovelace (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Story of Linda Lovelace, who is used and abused by the porn industry at the behest of her coercive husband, before taking control of her life.
Style: sexual, serious, realistic, captivating, based on true events ...
Plot: sexual abuse, porn actress, strong sexual content, filmmaking, life is a bitch, redemption, actor's life, innocence lost, artists and showbiz, sex, porn, exploit ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1970, year 2002
Place: usa, malibu california, florida, new jersey, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Broken Tower (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Docudrama about American poet Hart Crane, who committed suicide in April 1932 at the age of 32 by jumping off the steamship SS Orizaba.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: sailor, poet, brooklyn bridge, poetry reading, gays and lesbians, writer's life, lgbt, artists and showbiz, introspection, gender, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 30s
Place: new york, ohio, usa, paris france, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, factual ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love triangle, queen, royal family, royal court, seduction, king, intrigue, siblings relations, love and romance, ambition, jealousy, mistress ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century, 19th century
Place: england, europe, france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Marie Antoinette (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, France, Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and ultimately the fall of Versailles.
Style: realistic, factual, colourful, melancholic, stylized ...
Plot: queen, royal family, royal court, princess, historical character, palaces castles and temples, state affairs, french, siblings relations, politics, rite, female protagonist ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s, 1780s
Place: france, versailles, paris france, europe, austria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.8
 12K
Howl (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: It's San Francisco in 1957, and an American masterpiece is put on trial. Howl, the film, recounts this dark moment using three interwoven threads: the tumultuous life events that led a young Allen Ginsberg to find his true voice as an artist, ...
Style: stylized, serious, clever, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: poetry, literature, homosexuality, courtroom, freedom, courtroom drama, poet, writer's life, society, artists and showbiz, censorship, hippie ...
Time: 1950s, 20s, 50s, year 1955, year 1957 ...
Place: bronx new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, arkansas, idaho, colorado ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.4
 19K
Reds (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 195 min.
Story: A radical American journalist becomes involved with the Communist revolution in Russia and hopes to bring its spirit and idealism to the United States.
Style: epic, captivating, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: journalism, revolution, russian revolution, playwright, politics, love triangle, romance, lovers reunited, deportation, rehearsal, writer's life, journalist ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 20s, 20th century, year 1917
Place: russia, new york, usa, soviet union, finland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.7
 77K
The New World (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A drama about explorer John Smith and the clash between Native Americans and English settlers in the 17th century.
Style: stylized, serious, atmospheric, realistic, touching ...
Plot: chief, culture clash, princess, new world, adventurer, colonialism, captain, power of love, adventure, wilderness, native americans, romance ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: virginia, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.2
 181
Burke & Wills (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A story based on true events about two explorers on a doomed journey trying to cross Australia on foot in the 19 century.
Style: serious, captivating, epic, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: desert, aborigine, outback, journey, sandstorm, countdown, maze, journalist, tragedy, on the road, adventurer, realism ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian era, 1850s, 1860s
Place: australia, melbourne australia, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 72K
Hidalgo (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Sport, Western
Country: USA, Morocco
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Set in 1890, this is the story of a Pony Express courier who travels to Arabia to compete with his horse, Hidalgo, in a dangerous race for a massive contest prize, in an adventure that sends the pair around the world...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, captivating, based on supposedly true story ...
Plot: horse, desert, adventurer, horse race, adventure, cowboy, old west, contests and competitions, racehorse, underdog, obsessive quest, against the odds ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: middle east, saudi arabia, syria, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.2
 6K
Lady Jane (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 136 min.
Story: The death of King Henry VIII throws his kingdom into chaos because of succession disputes. His weak son Edward, is on his deathbed. Anxious to keep England true to the Reformation, a scheming minister John Dudley marries off his son, Guildford to ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, political intrigue, head of state, betrayal, politics, tragic hero, tuberculosis, rise and fall, political unrest, royal family, ambition, state affairs ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 18th century, 19th century, 1930s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.3
 824
Byron (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Life and adventures of lord George Gordon Byron. BBC dramatization of the poet's final thirteen years
Style: sexual, serious, realistic, romanticism
Audience: girls' night
Plot: womanizer, obsession, radical, sexual relations, romance, artists and showbiz, love and romance, couples, politics, social misfits, writer's life, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: india, greece, athens greece, mediterranean sea, ottoman empire ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.2
 24K
Tracks (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Accompanied only by her faithful dog and four camels, an Australian satisfies her craving for solitude by embarking on a solo trip across the desert from Alice Springs to the Indian Ocean.
Style: uplifting, touching, road movie, scenic, captivating ...
Plot: desert, obsessive quest, adventurer, journey, adventure, wilderness, self discovery, camel, solitude, outback, survival, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 70s, year 1977, 20th century, year 1975, year 1976 ...
Place: australia, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Writer Ernest Hemingway begins a romance with fellow scribe Martha Gellhorn.
Style: epic, serious, clever, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: infidelity, divorce, journalist, photojournalist, writer's life, drugs/alcohol, romance, couple relations, love, sex, war, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s
Place: usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
 7.5
 22K
Amazing Grace (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The true story of William Wilberforce's courageous quest to end the British slave trade. Although meeting intense opposition, his minister, John Newton, urges him to see the cause through.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: slavery, politics, mentor, friendship, amazing grace hymn, hymn, slave trade, injustice, axe, civil rights, nightmare, horse ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, victorian, 1800s, 1780s ...
Place: england, london, europe, france, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Portrait of a Lady (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Ms. Isabel Archer isn't afraid to challenge societal norms. Impressed by her free spirit, her kindhearted cousin writes her into his fatally ill father's will. Suddenly rich and independent, Isabelle ventures into the world, along the way ...
Style: stylized, intellectual, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: art, girl, friendship, money, manipulation, self discovery, couple relations, rich, infidelity, romance, love affair, love triangle ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1870s, victorian era, 18th century
Place: europe, england, florence italy, sicily, egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.0
 25K
Cleopatra (1963)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK, Switzerland
Duration: 192 min.
Story: Historical epic. The triumphs and tragedy of the Egyptian queen, Cleopatra.The winner of four Oscars, this epic saga of love, greed and betrayal stars Elizabeth Taylor as the passionate and ambitious Egyptian queen who's determined to hold on ...
Style: epic, stylized, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: femme fatale, roman empire, cleopatra, julius caesar, ancient rome, betrayal, assassination, romance, ruler, tombs and skeletons, rise and fall, historical figure ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c., 1930s, 18th century
Place: egypt, africa, middle east, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Love in the Time of Cholera (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In Colombia just after the Great War, an old man falls from a ladder; dying, he professes great love for his wife. After the funeral, a man calls on the widow - she dismisses him angrily. Flash back more than 50 years to the day Florentino Ariza, a ...
Style: serious, sentimental, sexual, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: letter, impossible love, virginity, cholera, ship, love letter, marriage, doctor, extramarital affair, love triangle, romance, honeymoon ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, 1890s, turn of the century ...
Place: colombia, seaport, caribbean, paris france, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.2
 8K
Theeb (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Jordan, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming of age as he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer to his secret destination.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, tense
Plot: desert, survival, coming of age, innocence lost, adolescence vs adulthood, adventure, danger, escapades, youth, adventurer, siblings relations, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1916
Place: jordan, middle east, saudi arabia, ottoman empire
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Last Station (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, Russia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A historical drama that illustrates Russian author Leo Tolstoy's struggle to balance fame and wealth with his commitment to a life devoid of material things. The Countess Sofya, wife and muse to Leo Tolstoy, uses every trick of seduction on her ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: russian, secretary, golden years, writer's life, artists and showbiz, elderly, couples, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, love and romance, oldtimer ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.0
 1K
Savannah (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Savannah is the true story of Ward Allen, a romantic and bombastic character who rejects his plantation heritage for the freedom of life on a river. Ward navigates the change of early 20th century America on the wrong side of the law and society, ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, stylized
Plot: friendship, interracial relations, society, friends, fall in love, love and romance, animal death, dead animal, plantation, swamp, slavery, american south ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, year 1954, year 1918, year 1958
Place: usa, russia, oxford university
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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