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Elizabeth R (1971)
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Elizabeth R
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When Elizabeth Tudor comes to the throne, her (male) advisors know she has to marry. Doesn't she?
Style: stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: head of state, blind ambition, royal court, intrigue, queen elizabeth i, couple relations, political unrest, royal family, ambition, society, state affairs, couples, clergy, tragic hero, betrayal, rise to the top, uninhibited rivalry, political conspiracy, dishonesty, rivalry, queen, throne, patriotism, princess, queen of england ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe
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I, Claudius
Biography, Drama, History
UK
650 min.
 8.9
Wolf Hall
Biography, Drama, History
UK
360 min.
 8.1
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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, royal family, society, dishonesty, ambition, betrayal and intrigue mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Elizabeth R: The Virgin Queen (2005), Mary, Queen of Scots (1971), Henry VIII (2003), Wolf Hall (2015), Elizabeth I (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Virgin Queen
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
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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, head of state, betrayal, blind ambition, church, queen elizabeth i, intrigue, rise to the top, uninhibited rivalry, queen of england, forbidden love ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, europe, london
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Mary, Queen of Scots
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Mary Stuart, who was named Queen of Scotland when she was only six days old, is the last Roman Catholic ruler of Scotland. She is imprisoned at he age of 23 by her cousin Elizabeth Tudor, the English Queen and her arch adversary. Nineteen years ...
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, captivating
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Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: scotland, england, europe
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Henry VIII
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 193 min.
Story: Henry VIII is a two-part British television movie produced principally by Granada Television for ITV. It chronicles the life of Henry VIII of England from the disintegration of his first marriage to an aging Spanish princess until his death ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: head of state, betrayal, intrigue, uninhibited rivalry, romance, couple relations, infidelity, royal family, dishonesty, rivalry, state affairs, couples ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1500s
Place: england, europe
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Wolf Hall
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: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: rise to the top, political intrigue, ambition, royal court, society, palaces castles and temples, state affairs, clergy, betrayal, blind ambition, manipulations, rise and fall ...
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Elizabeth I
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Story: HBO miniseries about the the public and private lives of the later years of Queen Elizabeth I.
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Plot: royal family, head of state, uninhibited rivalry, romance, royal court, love and romance, state affairs, couples, queen of england, palace intrigue, queen elizabeth i, tragic hero ...
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Country: UK
Duration: 125 min.
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Anne of the Thousand Days
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Henry VIII of England discards one wife, Katharine of Aragon, who has failed to produce a male heir, in favor of the young and beautiful Anne Boleyn.
Style: talky, serious, captivating, realistic, touching ...
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A Man for All Seasons
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Story of Sir Thomas More, who refused to accept the spiritual leadership of Henry VIII, and faces death as he struggles to remain loyal to his integrity.
Style: serious, captivating, talky, realistic, tense ...
Plot: betrayal, clergy, against the rules, royal court, ego clash, intrigue, uninhibited rivalry, royal family, fighting the system, politics, rivalry, society ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe
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The Other Boleyn Girl
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: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: betrayal, blind ambition, royal court, romance, intrigue, infidelity, palaces castles and temples, uninhibited rivalry, pregnancy, love triangle, mistress, sister ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: england, europe
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    User:   59%
 
Victoria & Albert
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: The passionate love story that was Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's lengthy marriage. Beginning in 1837, the year of King William IV's death and 18-year-old Victoria's ascension to the throne, the series charts the tumultuous period ...
Style: sentimental, serious, epic, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: head of state, romance, couple relations, royal court, royal family, politics, fall in love, love and romance, queen victoria, state affairs, couples, rise to the top ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, victorian england
Place: england, europe
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System:   61%
    User:   66%
 
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I, Claudius
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, betrayal, emperor, head of state, ambition, intrigue, royal court, leadership, political intrigue, rise to the top, manipulation, ancient rome ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: europe, italy
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A Man for All Seasons
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Man for All Seasons is the filmed version of the life of Thomas More. An English man comes to Sir Thomas More to ask if he can divorce his wife since King Henry VIII has made it illegal. Sir Thomas More stands up in opposition to the King even ...
Style: talky, serious, earnest, dramatic, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, idealism, fighting the system, period piece, divorce, lawyer, politics, religion, courtroom, corruption, courage, blind ambition ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: england, europe, new york
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System:   58%
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The Six Wives of Henry VIII
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 540 min.
Story: On his deathbed, King Henry VIII recalls how he wooed and wed his six wives - and disposed of five of them - in a bid to secure the succession to the throne with a male heir. Despite his many marriages and the crowded court, Henry remains ...
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, atmospheric
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Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, europe
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Mary Queen of Scots
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The life and death of the Scottish monarch.
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, captivating
Plot: political unrest, royal family, state affairs, royal court, head of state, palaces castles and temples, betrayal, political intrigue, queen, religion, male nudity, monarchy ...
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Bertie and Elizabeth
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Country: UK
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Story: The duke of York, nicknamed Bertie, was born as royal 'spare heir', younger brother to the prince of Wales, and thus expected to spend a relatively private life with his Scottish wife Elisabeth Bowes-Lyon and their daughters, in the shadow ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic
Plot: royal family, head of state, master and servant, intrigue, queen, human spirit, couple relations, infidelity, lung cancer, social differences, family in crisis, political intrigue ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s
Place: england, europe
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Catherine the Great
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Germany, Austria, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Trapped in a loveless arranged marriage to the immature future Czar, a young German Princess proves a skillful political infighter and rises to become Catherine the Great.
Style: epic, serious, stylized, realistic
Plot: romance, head of state, royal court, betrayal, war, rise to the top, political intrigue, political unrest, ambition, royal family, fall in love, dishonesty ...
Time: 18th century
Place: russia, saint petersburg
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Lady Jane
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: emotional, serious, romantic, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, betrayal, politics, marriage, head of state, period piece, love story, tragic hero, love, beautiful scenery, destiny, rebellion ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 18th century, 19th century
Place: england, london, europe
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Young Catherine
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, Canada, Soviet Union, Germany, Italy
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A German princess is chosen to marry the heir to the Russian Throne, but faces plots and intrigues against her.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, stylized
Plot: political intrigue, royal court, royal family, state affairs, palaces castles and temples, head of state, intrigue, couple relations, ambition, dishonesty, love and romance, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: russia
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The Last King
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 235 min.
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: royal family, head of state, betrayal, rise and fall, romance, rise to the top, uninhibited rivalry, couple relations, king, court, infidelity, social differences ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, europe, holland, versailles, netherlands
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Henri 4
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Germany, France, Austria, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A wide-ranging, energetic period piece tracing the rise of the Protestant Henry of Navarre as he goes from battlefield warrior to France's beloved King Henri IV. Director Jo Baier's epic is a classically entertaining adventure, albeit one ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, tense ...
Plot: head of state, betrayal, battle zone, leadership, royal court, parents and children, royal family, political unrest, battles, politics, dishonesty, military ...
Time: 16th century
Place: europe, france
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Queen Margot
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, atmospheric, serious, bleak, bloody ...
Plot: romance, politics, adultery, religion, male nudity, incest, murder, tragic hero, french, marriage, catholicism, period piece ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, renaissance
Place: france, europe, spain, england, poland ...
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    User:   43%
 
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The Iron Lady
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A look at the life of Margaret Thatcher, the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, with a focus on the price she paid for power.
Style: touching, factual, thought provoking, serious, sincere ...
Plot: politics, golden years, leadership, life & death, prime minister, political leader, female politician, world politics, alzheimer's disease, aging, idealism, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 80s, 90s, 20th century ...
Place: england, london, europe, argentina
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Giordano Bruno
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 115 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: serious, realistic, sincere, captivating
Plot: clergy, royal family, church, religions or cults, dishonesty, rebellion, society, state affairs, head of state, burned alive, against the rules, betrayal ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century, 1600s, 1500s, renaissance
Place: europe, venice, italy, rome italy
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The Tudors
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: sexual, serious, realistic, stylized, captivating
Plot: british royal family, royal family, betrayal, intrigue, womanizer, politics, royal court, rebelliousness, palaces castles and temples, king, religions or cults, throne ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1500s
Place: england, europe
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System:   39%
    User:   43%
 
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Rasputin
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Details the life of the Russian monk Rasputin. The film shows his rise to power and how it corrupted him. His sexual perversions and madness ultimatly leads to his gruesome assasination.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: tragic hero, royal court, betrayal, intrigue, rise and fall, rebelliousness, alcohol abuse, family in crisis, political unrest, royal family, social decay, revolution ...
Time: 1910s, year 1916
Place: russia
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The Madness of King George
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: King George III's erratic behaviour leads to a plot in Parliament to have him declared insane and removed from the throne.
Style: talky, witty, clever, semi serious, dramatic ...
Plot: politics, mentally unstable, period piece, psychiatry, insanity, revolution, mental illness, doctors, british, royal court, political unrest, slavery ...
Time: 18th century, victorian england, 19th century, 1780s
Place: england, europe, london
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System:   36%
    User:   31%
 
Margaret Thatcher: The Long Walk to Finchley
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A light hearted look at future Prime Minister Margaret Thatchers rise from research chemist in 1949 to becoming MP for Finchley in 1959 encompassing her early relationship and marriage to Oil Millionaire Denis Thatcher.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: head of state, politics, rise to the top, feminism, campaign, ambition, state affairs, society, election, british history, jaguar car, member of parliament ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: england, europe
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System:   35%
    User:   35%
 
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Mad Love
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: sexual, serious, realistic, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: betrayal, obsession, male nudity, tragic hero, marriage, tragedy, intrigue, brutality, infidelity, couple relations, romance, vampire human love ...
Time: 18th century, 1920s, 1500s
Place: spain, austria, europe, england, brazil ...
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System:   34%
    User:   39%
 

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Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 233 min.
Story: The true story of one of the richest women in America - heiress to the Woolworth fortune. She had vast wealth and seven husbands, but never found lasting love.
Style: serious, realistic
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Duration: 82 min.
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Style: serious, captivating, realistic
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Place: england, europe
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