Movies like Richard II

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Richard II (1978)
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Richard II (1978)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Richard II, who ascended the throne as a child, is a regal and stately monarch. He believes he is the rightful ruler of England, ordained by God, yet he is a weak and ineffective king - wasteful in his spending habits, unwise in his choise of chansellors, and detached from his country and its people. When he seizes the land of his cousin Henry Bolingbroke, both the commoners and the barons decide that their king has gone too far...
Plot: british history, king of england, king, medieval, aristocrat, corruption, rebel, royalty, nephew, evil king, shakespeare
Time: 14th century
Place: england

Most similar movies to Richard II

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, dramatic and captivating films with plots about british history, betrayal, king, state affairs, politics, shakespeare and british mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like Richard II: Henry IV Part II (1979), Henry IV Part I (1979), Henry VI Part 2 (1983), Henry V (1989), The King (2019). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Henry IV Part II (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The death of King Henry the Fourth and the coronation of King Henry the Fifth.
Plot: british history, king of england, shakespeare
Place: england
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95%
Henry IV Part I (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Henry Bolingbroke has now been crowned King of England, but faces a rebellion headed by the embittered Earl of Northumberland and his son (nicknamed 'Hotspur'). Henry's son Hal, the Prince of Wales, has thrown over life at court in ...
Plot: british history, king of england, shakespeare
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
The Third Part of King Henry VI (1983)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 211 min.
Story: The life of King Henry the Sixth, in three parts.
Plot: british history, king of england, shakespeare
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Henry VI Part 2 (1983)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 203 min.
Story: The life of King Henry the Sixth, in three parts.
Plot: british history, king of england, shakespeare
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Henry V (1989)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Gritty adaption of William Shakespeare's play about the English King's bloody conquest of France.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, stylized, exciting ...
Plot: medieval, battles, war, politics, king, royal family, military, love and romance, mistress, state affairs, tragedy, princess ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: france, europe, england, london, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.2
 79K
The King (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, Hungary, USA, Australia
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In 15th-century England, Prince Hal transforms from wayward wastrel to powerful king after he reluctantly inherits the throne and its many conflicts.
Style: disturbing, bleak, suspense, surprise ending, rough
Plot: king, british history, king of england, father son relationship, mentor protege relationship, warrior, kingdom, war, death of father, prince, boy, aristocrat ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: england, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.7
 128
Henry V (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: The life of King Henry the Fifth.
Plot: battle, king, historical event, dead children, battles
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: england, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.4
 12K
Macbeth (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A ruthlessly ambitious Scottish lord siezes the throne with the help of his scheming wife and a trio of witches.
Style: atmospheric, disturbing, bleak, captivating, serious ...
Plot: murder, betrayal, ghost, rise and fall, ambition, prophecy, rise to power, throne, haunted by the past, royal family, heroes, deadly ...
Time: 11th century, middle ages, 70s
Place: scotland, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 7.8
 13K
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, church, religions or cults, friends, rise and fall ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe, france, london, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.9
 57K
Outlaw King (2018)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Forced into exile by the English after being crowned King of Scotland, legendary warrior Robert the Bruce fights to reclaim the throne.
Style: atmospheric, factual, suspense, exciting, breathtaking
Plot: knight, medieval, exile, historical character, battle, battles, battlefield, king, kingdom, siege, rebellion, castle ...
Time: 14th century
Place: scotland, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: realistic, stylized, captivating, factual, suspense ...
Plot: king, christmas, mistress, political intrigue, power struggle, infidelity, throne, castle, queen, royal family, family relations, rivalry ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Julius Caesar (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: All star cast heads up this 1970 remake of the William Shakespeare classic tale of the betrayal of the the Roman senate against their emperor, the plotting and scheming that led up to the assassination of the title charecter, and all of Romes' ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, psychotronic
Plot: assassination, betrayal, tragic hero, heroes, political unrest, political intrigue, roman empire, right hand man, downfall, rise and fall, intrigue, head of state ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
Place: rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)
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, touching, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: british history, ambition, infidelity, frame up, king, betrayal, romance, politics, state affairs, love and romance, rise to the top, dishonesty ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 1500s, 1930s, 18th century ...
Place: england, europe, britain, london, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: captivating, serious, realistic, epic, colourful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: queen, queen elizabeth i, period piece, british history, throne, monarchy, royal family, political intrigue, sea battle, politics, head of state, catholicism ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, renaissance, 1500s, 1930s ...
Place: england, europe, spain, scotland, america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.8
 576
The Bruce (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Robert the Bruce unites the Scots in a rebellion against the hated English, led by Edward I. He is supported by various loyal followers, notably the bishop who agrees to recognize his claim and crown him as King of the Scots.
Plot: king of england, betrayal, crusade, bagpipes, banner, siege, sword, flashback, ambition, earl, fortress, pride ...
Time: 14th century
Place: scotland, england, holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 8.1
 172
Richard III (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 239 min.
Story: Richard Duke of Gloucester, youngest brother of King Edward IV, will stop at nothing to get the crown. He first convinces the ailing King that the Duke of Clarence, his elder brother, is a threat to the lives of Edward's two young sons. Edward ...
Plot: king of england, shakespeare
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.9
 5K
Cromwell (1970)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Disgusted with the policies of King Charles I, Oliver Cromwell plans to take his family to the New World. But on the eve of their departure, Cromwell is drawn into the tangled web of religion and politics that will result in the English Civil War.
Style: epic, realistic, stylized, serious, factual ...
Plot: battles, revolution, political unrest, king, military, politics, royal family, intrigue, leadership, against the odds, rivalry, ambition ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 1600s, 80s, 18th century
Place: england, ireland, europe, america, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 210 min.
Story: Hamlet comes home from university to find his uncle married to his mother, and his father's ghost haunting the battlements and scaring the watch. Then his father's ghost directs him to seek revenge.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, gloomy, atmospheric
Plot: ghost, betrayal, tragic love, revenge, insanity, rivalry, unfulfillment, intrigue, losing-it hero, royal family, vengeance, uncover truth ...
Time: middle ages
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A chronicle of events that led to the British involvement in the Crimean War against Russia and which led to the siege of Sevastopol and the fierce Battle of Balaclava on October 25, 1854 which climaxed with the heroic, but near-disastrous calvary ...
Style: epic, serious, exciting, factual, harsh ...
Plot: anti war, british army, politics, heroes, battles, british history, british empire, war, massacre, british soldier, queen victoria, against the odds ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1850s, 70s, 60s ...
Place: russia, england, europe, istanbul turkey, turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Six Wives with Lucy Worsley (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: In an ambitious and groundbreaking approach to drama and history featuring dramatic reconstruction, historian Lucy Worsley time travels back to the Tudor Court to witness some of the most dramatic moments in the lives of Henry VIII's six wives.
Plot: british history, tudors, palace intrigue, castle, palace, king of england, arranged marriage, catholic church, royalty, card playing, british royal family, divorce ...
Time: 16th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.4
 166K
Darkest Hour (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A thrilling and inspiring true story begins on the eve of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with ...
Style: based on true events, suspense, serious, realistic, harsh
Plot: british history, prime minister, politics, world war two, winston churchill, leader, wartime, british empire, leadership, danger, period piece, historical character ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940
Place: england, france, europe, london, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The King's Speech (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The King's Speech tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit ...
Style: uplifting, inspirational, sincere, dramatic, serious ...
Plot: stuttering, historical character, royal family, unlikely friendships, british history, friendship, aristocracy, king, queen, disability, world war two, british royal family ...
Time: 1930s, 40s, pre world war two, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: england, britain, europe, london, buckingham palace ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Pericles, Prince of Tyre (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 177 min.
Story: When Pericles discovers the dread answer to Antioch's riddle, he flees for his life straight into famine, shipwreck, love, fatherhood, and another shipwreck; he loses his wife and daughter, and doesn't find them again until the story moves ...
Plot: king, prince, bbc, shakespeare
Place: ancient greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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John Wycliffe: The Morning Star (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: This affecting biography chronicles the life and times of prominent European philosopher John Wycliffe, who was the first to translate the Bible into English. The 14th century, Oxford University scholar often found himself caught between opposing ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: clergy, translator, religions or cults, ambition, hopes, society, rivalry, against the rules, fighting the system, heroes, rich and poor, human spirit ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Inside the Third Reich (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: A dramatization of the life of Albert Speer, Hitler's young architect and onetime confidant, and his meteoric rise into the Nazi hierarchy. Based upon Speer's own monograph of the same title.
Plot: third reich, nazi, hitler, world war two, autobiography, adolf hitler, nazis
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
A Man for All Seasons (1966)
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, contemplative, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: idealism, treason, execution, ambition, period piece, decapitation, oath, betrayal, clergy, rebellion, dishonesty, intrigue ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: england, europe, rome italy, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Gathering Storm (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A love story offering an intimate look inside the marriage of Winston and Clementine Churchill during a particularly troubled, though little-known, moment in their lives.
Style: serious, realistic, talky, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: winston churchill, politics, british history, world war two, war, head of state, state affairs, couple relations, rise to the top, society, fascism, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, year 1934
Place: england, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.7
 36K
Hamlet (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 242 min.
Story: Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer, his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, serious, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: prince, murder, betrayal, royal family, funeral, shakespeare, intrigue, rivalry, love and romance, tragic hero, couples, royal court ...
Time: 19th century, middle ages, 1800s, 18th century
Place: denmark, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Lady Inger of Ostrat (1975)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Norway
Duration: 97 min.
Story: This historical drama is based on a play by Henrik Ibsen and set in the year 1528. The central figure in the low-keyed story is a Norwegian noblewoman who is seeking to bring independence to that country despite the involved political intrigues of ...
Plot: king, royalty, rivals, intrigue, religion, politics, aristocrat, rival
Time: 1500s
Place: norway, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.0
 215K
Gandhi (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, India
Duration: 191 min.
Story: In the early years of the 20th century, Mohandas K. Gandhi, a British-trained lawyer, forsakes all worldly possessions to take up the cause of Indian independence. Faced with armed resistance from the British government, Gandhi adopts a policy of ...
Style: realistic, emotional, uplifting, serious, factual ...
Plot: human spirit, leadership, freedom, idealism, protest, muslim, religious intolerance, political unrest, fighting the system, politics, state affairs, assassination ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: india, england, new delhi, asia, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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