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, play, killing a horse ...
Time: 17th century
Place: paris france, versailles

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, captivating, realistic and gloomy films with plots about royal family, nudity (full frontal - brief), death, state affairs, betrayal, religion and politics mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Molière: Giordano Bruno (1973), The Queen (2006), The Rise of Louis XIV (1966), 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, womanizer, king, construction, palace, affair, king of france, reenactment, royal court
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: serious, sincere, captivating, contemplative, realistic
Plot: church, burned alive, against humanity, life is a bitch, state affairs, against the rules, society, human nature, rivalry, cause and meaning, religions or cults, forbidden love ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century, 1600s, renaissance, 1500s
Place: rome italy, italy, venice, europe
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80%
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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, royal family, historical character, 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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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, king, reading, medicine, money, eating, political prisoner, rise to power, fashion, french history, hunting, police arrest ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: versailles
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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: faith, tragedy, execution, trial, religion, battles, witness, battle, teenage girl, british army, french army, stake ...
Time: 15th century
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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, play, nudity (full frontal - brief), competitor, playwright, theatrical troupe, affair, theater, female nudity, actress, lesbian sex, lesbian kiss ...
Time: 17th century
Place: paris france
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64%
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, sincere, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: betrayal, miraculous event, faith, gender bending, politics, religions or cults, clergy, tragic hero, society, royal family, leadership, human spirit ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: southern italy, israel, palestine, rome italy
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62%
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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, realistic, captivating, serious ...
Plot: french revolution, revolution, political unrest, politics, idealism, rebellion, death row, intrigue, workplace intrigue, life is a bitch, holocaust, allies ...
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, captivating ...
Plot: saint, clergy, religions or cults, hopes, starting over, society, religion, historical event, monk, redemption, social differences, miraculous event ...
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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, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: royal family, political intrigue, head of state, 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: captivating, realistic, serious, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: royal family, empress, politics, betrayal, tragic hero, love affair, state affairs, palaces castles and temples, family life, downfall, friendship, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1880s, 1870s
Place: europe, austria, bavaria
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La passion de Bernadette (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: French filmmaker Jean Delannoy directs this inspiring sequel to his biopic about Marie-Bernarde Soubirous (portrayed by Sydney Penny), a young shepherdess who claimed to have seen numerous apparitions of the Lady in White at Lourdes in 1858. ...
Plot: asthma, mother superior, chapel, catholic priest, kneeling, blindness, bishop, holding hands, thirst, catholic, illness, honey ...
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Maria Graham: Diary of a Residence in Chile (2014)
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, history of chile, ship, diary, latin american history
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: chile
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Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Austria, Germany, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Before Dawn charts the years of exile in the life of famous Jewish Austrian writer Stefan Zweig, his inner struggle for the "right attitude" towards the events in war torn Europe and his search for a new home.
Style: based on true events
Plot: writers, female director, third reich, literature, suicide, death, husband wife relationship, male protagonist, double suicide, conference, exile, judaism ...
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Bliss (2011)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Martin Luther (2002)
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41%
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Colette (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, France, Hungary, Netherlands
Duration: 111 min.
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Style: intellectual, based on true events, inspirational, lyrical, captivating
Plot: novelist, female protagonist, female writer, lesbian relationship, ghost writer, nobel prize, exploitation, bisexuality, lesbian sex, husband wife relationship, money, infidelity ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 1890s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france
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41%
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
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The Day Lincoln Was Shot (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Plot: historical figure, assassination of president, musket, villain, assassination, last stand, main character dies, tragic villain, main character shot, flintlock pistol, president, historic figure ...
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41%
The Death of Louis XIV (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Spain, Portugal
Duration: 115 min.
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Plot: old man, king, old age, king of france, autopsy, french history, death of title character, evisceration, physical disability, deathbed, illness, diet ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: sincere, atmospheric, emotional, serious, captivating ...
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41%
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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: gloomy, touching, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
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Time: 17th century
Place: sweden, rome italy, europe
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40%
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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 ...
Plot: king of france, prince, political intrigue, forbidden love, tragic love, fall in love, power relations, master and servant, intrigue, nobility, betrayal, secret love ...
Time: 17th century, 70s
Place: france, europe, versailles, holland, netherlands ...
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40%
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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: filicide, alternate world, factory owner, class society, militia, big breasts, soldier, money, kiss, foot chase, husband wife relationship, leadership ...
Time: 19th century
Place: brussels belgium, brussels, paris france, manchester england, manchester ...
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40%
That Night in Varennes (1982)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 122 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: serious, realistic
Plot: french revolution, royal family, revolution, womanizer, stagecoach, escape attempt, aristocracy, daring rescue, adventure, couples, political unrest, dishonesty ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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40%
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 ...
Plot: royal court, royal family, state affairs, queen, rivalry, cousin cousin relationship, betrayal, female protagonist, queen elizabeth i, protestant, throne, political unrest ...
Time: 16th century
Place: scotland, england, europe, scottish highlands
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Afterimage (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In 1945, as Stalin sets his hands over Poland, famous painter Wladislaw Strzeminski refuses to compromise on his art with the doctrines of social realism. Persecuted, expelled from his chair at the University, he's eventually erased from the ...
Style: avant garde, twist ending, sentimental, captivating, educational film ...
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