Movies and TV shows like Borgia

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Borgia (2011)
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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 Sky Italia on 10 July 2011, and in North America via Netflix on 2 October 2011. It was since renewed for a second season, which premiered on Canal+ on March 18, 2013. Season 3 is currently in Pre-Production, and will be the end of the series.
Style: rough, captivating, realistic, surprise ending, epic, family saga, tragic, ambiguous ending, gloomy, serious
Plot: historical character, clergy, political intrigue, church, european history, power struggle, politics, political corruption, ambition, political unrest, rivalry, family life, political conspiracy, dishonesty, state affairs, corrupted ruler, king of france, court intrigue, assassination, palace intrigue, princess, king, military, queen, murder investigation ...
Time: middle ages, 16th century, renaissance, 15th century, 1400s, 1500s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe, florence italy, france, spain, naples italy ...

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Most similar movies to Borgia

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and stylized films and TV series with plots about state affairs, betrayal, rivalry, royal family, dishonesty, politics and ambition mostly in History, Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like Borgia: The Borgias (2011), The Tudors (2007), Versailles (2015), Rome (2005), Medici: Masters of Florence (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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 ...
Style: clever, captivating, serious, epic, stylized ...
Plot: historical character, siblings relations, lust, intrigue, brother sister incest, sex scene, rivalry, clergy, manipulations, sin, greed, strong sexual content ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: rome italy, italy, europe, florence
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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, queen, royal court, king, royal family, intrigue, love triangle, couple relations, throne, betrayal, aristocracy, king of england ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, renaissance
Place: england, europe
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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, realistic, serious, stylized, intellectual ...
Plot: royal court, king, royal family, intrigue, betrayal, rivalry, ambition, palaces castles and temples, state affairs, political intrigue, graphic violence, rise to the top ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, versailles
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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, captivating, sexual, stylized ...
Plot: roman empire, historical character, emperor, incest, ancient rome, intrigue, warrior, rivalry, betrayal, power struggle, political conspiracy, slavery ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c., 1st century
Place: rome italy, europe, italy, egypt, alexandria egypt
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100%
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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: exciting, atmospheric, suspense, realistic, enigmatic
Plot: aristocracy, political thriller, wealth, politics, bank, rise to power, secret, ambition, political unrest, banker, betrayal, dead father ...
Time: renaissance, 15th century, 1400s
Place: florence italy, florence, venice, italy, tuscany
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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, uninhibited rivalry, downfall, family relations, royal family, religions or cults, ambition ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: rome italy, italy
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26%
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Elizabeth (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The story of the ascension to the throne and the early reign of Queen Elizabeth the First, the endless attempts by her council to marry her off, the Catholic hatred of her and her romance with Lord Robert Dudley.
Style: factual, stylized, realistic, epic, serious ...
Plot: queen, queen elizabeth i, historical character, royal court, british history, british royal family, political intrigue, politics, rise to the top, treason, monarchy, palaces castles and temples ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london, scotland, paris france ...
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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: serious, captivating, realistic, stylized, erotic
Plot: pharaoh, ancient egypt, ambition, political intrigue, rise to the top, head of state, rivalry, state affairs, royal family, dishonesty, king
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt
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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: sincere, realistic, serious, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: queen, queen elizabeth i, royal family, monarchy, royal court, palace intrigue, couple relations, family relations, queen of england, british history, political unrest, romance ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe, ireland, london, portugal ...
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100%
Da Vinci's Demons (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Fantasy, History, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 59 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: intellectual, exciting, captivating, witty, serious ...
Plot: prodigy, leonardo da vinci, adventure, inventor, escapades, historical character, talented, a vision, visionary, unconventional method, magical, lust ...
Time: 15th century, renaissance, 1400s
Place: italy, europe, florence, florence italy, istanbul turkey ...
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100%
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Luther (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, USA, Czech Republic, Italy
Duration: 123 min.
Story: During the early 16th Century idealistic German monk Martin Luther, disgusted by the materialism in the church, begins the dialogue that will lead to the Protestant Reformation.
Style: uplifting, biblical, intellectual, touching, sincere ...
Plot: rebellion, politics, catholicism, clergy, sin, hypocrisy, human spirit, idealism, social decay, rebelliousness, against the odds, fighting the system ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1500s, 1930s
Place: rome italy, germany, europe, england, egypt
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100%
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I, Claudius (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 650 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, atmospheric, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: roman empire, emperor, political intrigue, power struggle, ambition, betrayal, intrigue, incest, ancient, prophecy, family feud, conspiracy ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 1st century b.c., 50s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
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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, stylized, sexual, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: queen, king, royal court, royal family, siblings relations, seduction, love triangle, intrigue, betrayal, family relations, palace intrigue, jealousy ...
Time: 16th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, france, london, rome italy
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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: serious, captivating, stylized, factual, suspense ...
Plot: rise to the top, political intrigue, royal family, ambition, state affairs, manipulations, manipulation, society, politics, blind ambition, betrayal, dishonesty ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, europe, london
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29%
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, epic, realistic, serious
Plot: roman empire, emperor, historical character, politics, religions or cults, political intrigue, power struggle, battles, political unrest, dishonesty, rebelliousness, state affairs ...
Time: ancient history
Place: rome italy, europe, italy
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28%
Mary Queen of Scots (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Mary Stuart attempts to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, only to find herself condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, bleak, bad ending ...
Plot: royal court, royal family, queen elizabeth i, queen, state affairs, rivalry, cousin cousin relationship, betrayal, british history, female protagonist, protestant, throne ...
Time: 16th century
Place: scotland, england, europe, scottish highlands
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100%
The Last King (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 235 min.
TV show
Story: The chronicle of Charles II's time on the throne, his 10 year exile from Oliver Cromwell's England, and his triumphant return.
Style: epic, serious, realistic, baroque
Plot: king, royal family, mistress, politics, ambition, rise and fall, social differences, political unrest, revolution, head of state, romance, society ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, holland, europe, netherlands, versailles ...
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Giordano Bruno (1973)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Flying from his enemies in the Catholic Church, the free thinking philosopher, poet and scientist Giordano Bruno (1548-1600) has found some protection in Venice. But the Roman Inquisition, fearing his influence in Europe, wants to bring him on trial ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sincere, contemplative
Plot: burned alive, church, ambition, betrayal, dishonesty, forbidden love, royal family, human nature, political intrigue, against the rules, rivalry, cause and meaning ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century, 1600s, 1500s, renaissance
Place: rome italy, italy, venice, europe
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26%
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The Great (2020)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A genre-bending, anti-historical ride through 18th century Russia following the rise of Catherine the Nothing to Catherine the Great and her explosive relationship with husband Peter, the emperor of Russia.
Style: stylized, realistic, epic, humorous, dark humor
Plot: royal court, king, empress, royal family, queen, palaces castles and temples, monarch, intrigue, ambition, russian empire, rivalry, political intrigue ...
Time: 18th century
Place: russia
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100%
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The Borgias (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Historical story of the ruthless Rodrigo Borgia a man who intends to become Pope and who will not let anything stand in his way.
Plot: leonardo da vinci, family relations, priest, pope, italian history, brother sister relationship, rise to power, murder, cardinal, religion
Time: renaissance, 15th century, 16th century, 1500s
Place: rome italy, italy
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26%
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Elizabeth R (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
TV show
Story: When Elizabeth Tudor comes to the throne, her (male) advisors know she has to marry. Doesn't she?
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, factual
Plot: palace intrigue, queen elizabeth i, queen, royal family, political conspiracy, throne, state affairs, betrayal, head of state, dishonesty, tragic hero, political unrest ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe
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26%
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Queen Margot (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 159 min.
Story: The night of August 24, 1572, is known as the Massacre of St. Bartholomew. In France a religious war is raging. In order to impose peace a forced wedding is arranged between Margot de Valois, sister of the immature Catholic King Charles IX, and the ...
Style: epic, bleak, atmospheric, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: politics, french history, forbidden love, nudity (full frontal - brief), royal family, incest, political intrigue, royalty, massacre, intrigue, romance, murder ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, renaissance
Place: france, paris france, europe, spain, england ...
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26%
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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, tense, talky, thought provoking, clever ...
Plot: bishop, friendship, betrayal, politics, archbishop, society, introspection, royal family, friends, church, religions or cults, rise and fall ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe, london, france, rome italy ...
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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: stylized, realistic, captivating, factual, suspense ...
Plot: king, christmas, mistress, political intrigue, power struggle, infidelity, throne, rivalry, castle, queen, royal family, family relations ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: france, england
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25%
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Caesar (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands, Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: Twenty year-old Julius Caesar flees Rome for his life during the reign of Sulla but through skill and ambition rises four decades later to become Rome's supreme dictator.
Style: captivating, epic, stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: roman empire, julius caesar, politics, dictatorship, tragic hero, ambition, war hero, rivalry, rise and fall, head of state, emperor, treason ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 1st century b.c.
Place: egypt, africa, middle east, europe, rome italy
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25%
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Isabel (2011)
Genre: Biography, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 75 min.
TV show
Story: Charting the life of Isabella I of Castile, one of the most important women in Spain’s history, Isabel follows her passionate story from childhood to being crowned Queen. From her political struggles within King Henry IV's court to her ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, stylized, based on true events ...
Plot: queen, royal family, palace intrigue, aristocracy, unfaithful husband, throne, state affairs, conquering, royalty, intrigue, religions or cults, rise to the top ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: spain, portugal, europe
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25%
The Virgin Queen (2005)
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, palace intrigue, forbidden love, throne, queen of england, royal family, british royal family, court intrigue, state affairs, head of state, love affair, political conspiracy ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, rome italy, europe, london
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The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Charlton Heston stars as Renaissance artist Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564), who begrudgingly paints the Sistine Chapel for imperious Pope Julius II in this epic adaptation of Irvine Stone's novel ...
Style: uplifting, serious, epic, atmospheric, inspirational ...
Plot: painter, genius, architect, sculpture, painting, infidelity, historical figure, life & death, pope, hard labor, showdown, standoff ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, quarry, 1500s, 1960s ...
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
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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, prince, queen, rivalry, battles, political intrigue, power struggle, heir heiress, politics, betrayal, lovers ...
Time: 15th century
Place: england, europe
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Mad Love (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Spain, Italy, Portugal, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The love story who transformed Juana I de Castilla, Queen of Spain, into Juana "The mad". The tragic fate of a Queen madly in love to an unfaithful husband, Felipe el Hermoso, Archduke of Austria.
Style: captivating, sexy, serious, melancholic, gothic ...
Plot: betrayal, love and romance, intrigue, politics, infidelity, obsession, tragic hero, isolation, couple relations, royal family, state affairs, rivalry ...
Time: 1500s, 15th century, 16th century, 1920s, 18th century
Place: spain, austria, europe, portugal, flanders ...
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