Movies like Molière 1978

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Molière (1978)
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Molière (1978)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 260 min.
Story: Jean-Baptiste Poquelin is raised by his father and his grandfather because his mother dies when he's still very little. He works as a handyman, studies the law at a university and travels the country as an actor before he becomes the celebrated playwright Molière who impresses firstly the Duke of Orleans and then even King Louis XIV.
Plot: female director, prince, religion, actor, tragedy, royal family, theater, starvation, king of france, farce, misery, actress, father son conflict, carnival, tuberculosis, bigotry, censorship, catholicism, death of mother, fireworks, law student, rehearsal, gondola, fountain, play ...
Time: 17th century
Place: paris france, versailles

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and stylized films with plots about royal family, state affairs, death, politics, nudity (full frontal - brief), religion and female director mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Molière: The Rise of Louis XIV (1966), Giordano Bruno (1973), The Queen (2006), Joan the Maid 2: The Prisons (1994), Love in the Mirror (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Versailles: The Dream of a King (2008)
Genre: Documentary, Biography, Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Docudrama about the life of Louis XIV nicknamed "the Sun King", the King of France who ran a glamorous court, expanded the borders of France, loved women and parties and built an incredible palace for himself - the Versailles.
Plot: french history, reenactment, construction, king of france, king, womanizer, palace, affair, royal court
Place: versailles
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The Rise of Louis XIV (1966)
Genre: Biography, History
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Cardinal Mazarin dies, leaving a power vacuum in which the young Louis asserts his intention to govern as well as rule. Mazarin's fiscal advisor, Colbert, warns against Fouquet, the Superintendant who has been systematically looting the ...
Plot: king of france, fashion, deathbed, french history, musketeer, german accent, king, political prisoner, looking at self in mirror, political intrigue, royal court, royal family ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: versailles
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Giordano Bruno (1973)
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: sincere, captivating, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: burned alive, church, against the rules, clergy, fighting the system, forbidden love, human nature, royal family, political intrigue, life is a bitch, rivalry, against humanity ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century, 1600s, renaissance, 1500s
Place: venice, italy, rome italy, europe
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75%
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The Queen (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, France, Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The Queen is an intimate behind the scenes glimpse at the interaction between HM Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Tony Blair during their struggle, following the death of Diana, to reach a compromise between what was a private tragedy for the Royal ...
Style: thought provoking, factual, emotional, compassionate, talky ...
Plot: queen, historical character, royal family, head of state, queen of england, paparazzi, politics, british royal family, death, pride and honor, death in the family, rules and policies ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1997
Place: england, buckingham palace, britain, europe, london ...
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Joan the Maid 2: The Prisons (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 176 min.
Story: The second film covers Joan's trial and the end of her life.
Plot: french army, trial, battle, execution, martyr, politics, faith, medieval, battles, stake, teenage girl, religion ...
Time: 15th century
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The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 137 min.
Story: The life of Jesus Christ according to the Gospel of Matthew. Pasolini shows Christ as a marxist avant-la-lettre and therefore uses half of the text of Matthew.
Style: bleak, stylized, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, miraculous event, faith, gender bending, state affairs, leadership, life is a bitch, religions or cults, injustice, idealism, human spirit, redemption ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 70s
Place: palestine, southern italy, israel, rome italy
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Love in the Mirror (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In 17th century France, a theater troupe is allowed by its patron to go to Paris to produce an erotic play. The head of the troupe dreams of fame while his wife, the leading actress, and a new leading girl fall for each other.
Plot: adaptation, affair, actress, sex, play, playwright, female nudity, theater, male nudity, competitor, patron, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 17th century
Place: paris france
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59%
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Danton (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Poland
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Danton and Robespierre were close friends and fought together in the French Revolution, but by 1793 Robespierre was France's ruler, determined to wipe out opposition with a series of mass executions that became known as the Reign of Terror. ...
Style: talky, epic, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: french revolution, revolution, political unrest, politics, idealism, death row, intrigue, rebellion, military, heroes, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1790s, 1930s
Place: france, paris france, poland, europe, spain ...
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Francesco (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The life of St. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226) as related by followers who gather after his death to tell stories so that Leone can record them: a privileged and virile youth, a prisoner of war, an heir who turns away from his father and gives all to ...
Style: emotional, bleak, serious, factual, gloomy ...
Plot: saint, clergy, hopes, religions or cults, starting over, society, religion, historical event, monk, redemption, social differences, miraculous event ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century, 12th century
Place: italy, europe
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Mary Queen of Scots (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The life and death of the Scottish monarch.
Style: stylized, realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: royal family, head of state, political intrigue, royal court, betrayal, political unrest, state affairs, palaces castles and temples, queen, monarchy, strong female presence, british royal family ...
Time: 16th century
Place: scotland, england, europe
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Ludwig (1973)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, West Germany, Monaco
Duration: 238 min.
Story: A history of Ludwig, king of Bavaria, from his crowning in 1864 until his death in 1886.
Style: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: royal family, empress, politics, betrayal, downfall, state affairs, tragic hero, love affair, family life, palaces castles and temples, friendship, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1880s, 1870s
Place: europe, austria, southern germany, bavaria
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The Dancer (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music
Country: France, Belgium, Czech Republic
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Nothing in her background destined Loïe Fuller from the American Midwest to become a Belle Epoque icon, even less a dancer at the Paris Opera. Even at the risk of destroying her back and burning her eyes with the stage lights, she will never falter ...
Style: colourful, melancholic, erotic, suspense, visually appealing ...
Plot: dancing, audition, love, female nudity, sex scene, theater, nudity (full frontal - brief), lesbian, flashback, death of father, dress, dancer's life ...
Time: 1890s, 19th century
Place: paris france, france, new york
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49%
The Death of Louis XIV (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Spain, Portugal
Duration: 115 min.
Story: August 1715. After going for a walk, Louis XIV feels a pain in his leg. The next days, the king keeps fulfilling his duties and obligations, but his sleep is troubled and he has a serious fever. He barely eats and weakens increasingly. This is the ...
Plot: king of france, king, old man, old age, autopsy, candle, death of title character, physical disability, refusing to eat, gangrene, charlatan, illness ...
Time: 18th century
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Chile, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A true story of passion and political intrigue in early nineteenth century Chile, based on the memoirs of the intrepid travel writer, Maria Graham.
Plot: female director, latin american history, diary, ship, history of chile
Time: 19th century, 1820s
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The Bronte Sisters (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: contemplative, realistic, serious, gloomy
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
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Duration: 106 min.
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Style: based on true events
Plot: writers, female director, literature, third reich, male protagonist, judaism, ex husband ex wife relationship, exile, conference, husband wife relationship, writing a book, double suicide ...
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Anton Chekhov 1890 (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, psychological, captivating, gloomy
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Ludwig II (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A dramatic retelling of the life of Ludwig II, King of Bavaria, one of the most fascinating monarchs of modern times. From his accession to the throne at the age of 18 to his passionate support of Richard Wagner and his music. From his ingenuous ...
Style: captivating, serious, stylized, realistic
Plot: king, suicide, tragic hero, power relations, downfall, state affairs, palaces castles and temples, idealism, royal court, royal family, princess, mentally unstable ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1880s, 1860s
Place: bavaria, europe, germany, versailles
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK, Belgium
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 1671, with war brewing with Holland, a penniless prince invites Louis XIV to three days of festivities at a chateau in Chantilly. The prince wants a commission as a general, so the extravagances are to impress the king. In charge of all is the ...
Style: captivating, baroque, light, melancholic, tricky ...
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Bliss (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: New Zealand
Story: Bliss tells the story of Katherine Mansfield in her early 20s as she leaves New Zealand and begins her journey as a writer.
Plot: female director, tuberculosis, female writer, teenage girl
Time: edwardian era
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39%
An Adventure in Space and Time (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: sincere, captivating, sentimental, atmospheric, serious ...
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Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1964, 1960s, year 1966 ...
Place: england, london
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39%
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Martin Luther (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Learn how one man reluctantly took on the most powerful institution of his day and won. Martin Luther is credited with expounding a new vision of man's relationship with God and, by extension, a redefinition of man's relationship with ...
Style: christian film
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Time: 16th century
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The Day Lincoln Was Shot (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A dramatization of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Based on the book by Jim Bishop.
Plot: historic figure, escape, murder, knife, flintlock pistol, tragic villain, main character dies, actor, violence, musket, assassin, death ...
Place: washington d.c.
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Vision (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Hildegard von Bingen was truly a woman ahead of her time. A visionary in every sense of the word, this famed 12th-century Benedictine nun was a Christian mystic, composer, philosopher, playwright, poet, naturalist, scientist, physician, herbalist ...
Style: atmospheric, sincere, emotional, captivating, serious ...
Plot: healing power, prodigy, human nature, monastery, religions or cults, introspection, idealism, gender, visionary, power relations, hopes, clergy ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: germany, europe, rome italy
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38%
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The Abdication (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Queen Christina of Sweden (1626-1689) abdicates and travels to Rome to embrace the Catholic church.
Style: touching, gloomy, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: forbidden love, celibacy, catholic church, unfulfillment, gays and lesbians, state affairs, rivalry, religions or cults, unfulfilled love, clergy, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 17th century
Place: sweden, rome italy, europe
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38%
That Night in Varennes (1982)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 150 min.
Story: In June of 1791, a group of passengers in a stagecoach find themselves caught up in the events of the French Revolution, when they find themselves in the city of Varennes when revolutionists arrest the fleeing King Louis.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: french revolution, royal family, womanizer, revolution, aristocracy, stagecoach, escape attempt, heroes, society, daring rescue, politics, rebellion ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: paris france, france, europe
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38%
The Young Karl Marx (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 118 min.
Story: 26 year-old Karl Marx embarks with his wife, Jenny, on the road to exile. In 1844 in Paris, he meets Friedrich Engels, an industrialist’s son, who has been investigating the sordid birth of the British working class. Engels, the dandy, provides ...
Plot: poverty, communism, husband wife relationship, working class, socialism, best friend, german abroad, money problems, punishment, arrest, kiss, father son conflict ...
Time: 19th century
Place: brussels belgium, paris france, london, brussels, manchester ...
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37%
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 ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: queen, historical character, french history, royal family, princess, palaces castles and temples, royal court, french revolution, french, state affairs, politics, siblings relations ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: france, versailles, paris france, austria, europe ...
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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, bleak, bad ending, captivating ...
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Time: 16th century
Place: scotland, england, europe, scottish highlands
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