Movies like The Conclave

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The Conclave (2006)
The Conclave (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1458, five years after the fall of Constantinople to the Moslems, eighteen cardinals meet to elect a new pope. Rodrigo Borgia, a 27 year old cardinal learns to play a very dangerous game.
Style: captivating, suspense, disturbing, stylized
Plot: politics, pope, brutality, rivalry, war, violence, female nudity, sex scene, film starts with sex, cardinal the priest
Time: renaissance, 15th century, 1400s
Place: vatican, rome italy, italy

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Most similar movies to The Conclave

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, serious, realistic and disturbing films with plots about politics, society, state affairs, rivalry, betrayal, pope and cardinal the priest mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like The Conclave: Una vita scellerata (1990), The Borgia (2006), The Borgias (1981), The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965), A Prominent Patient (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Una vita scellerata (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The story of Benvenuto Cellinin (1500 - 1571), a soldier and one of the most important craftsmen and artists of Renaissance Italy whose life was marked by many achievements and adventures, but also crimes.
Plot: pope, cardinal the priest, judge, italian history, sculpture, artist, autobiography, gay interest
Time: 1500s, renaissance, 16th century
Place: italy, florence, rome italy, florence italy
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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, downfall, betrayal, rivalry, society, state affairs, dishonesty, uninhibited rivalry, family relations, royal family, religions or cults, ambition ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: rome italy, italy
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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, cardinal, cardinal the priest, priest, pope, italian history, brother sister relationship, rise to power, murder, religion
Time: renaissance, 15th century, 16th century, 1500s
Place: rome italy, italy
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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: epic, uplifting, serious, atmospheric, inspirational ...
Plot: painter, genius, architect, sculpture, artist, painting, infidelity, historical figure, life & death, pope, hard labor, standoff ...
Time: renaissance, 16th century, 60s, 1960s, 1500s
Place: italy, vatican, europe, rome italy
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A Prominent Patient (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: It is 1939. Flamboyant Czech diplomat Jan Masaryk has fled to America to escape his recent past. Germany has invaded Czechoslovakia and Masaryk is now a man with no nation. In America he tries to forget the personal and political betrayal he and his ...
Style: stylized, captivating, disturbing, serious
Plot: czech history, diplomat, politician, politics, diplomacy, nazi germany, psychiatrist, european history, life is a bitch, abroad, sanitarium, frustration ...
Time: pre world war two, 1930s, year 1937, year 1939, year 1938
Place: prague, central europe, prague czechoslovakia, prague czech republic
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Brexit: The Uncivil War (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Political strategist Dominic Cummings leads a popular but controversial campaign to convince British voters to leave the European Union from 2015 up until the present day.
Style: psychological, realistic, disturbing, captivating
Plot: politics, world politics, society, escapades, ambition, danger, rivalry, life philosophy, political activism, political unrest, political intrigue, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, year 2016, 2010s
Place: united kingdom, england
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Sin (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Russia, Italy
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The life of Michelangelo Buonarroti.
Style: uplifting, intellectual, captivating, sentimental, inspirational
Audience: family outing
Plot: misery, fight, sculptor, power struggle, painter, wealthy family, genius, talent, architect, art school, sculpture, pregnant woman ...
Time: renaissance, 16th century
Place: florence, italy, florence italy
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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: contemplative, sincere, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: burned alive, church, ambition, society, forbidden love, royal family, human nature, political intrigue, rebellion, life is a bitch, religions or cults, cause and meaning ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century, renaissance, 1600s, 1500s
Place: rome italy, venice, italy, europe
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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 ...
Style: captivating, realistic, rough, tragic, surprise ending ...
Plot: historical character, brother sister sex, political intrigue, clergy, european history, church, power struggle, politics, political corruption, court intrigue, ambition, political unrest ...
Time: middle ages, renaissance, 1400s, 16th century, 15th century ...
Place: rome italy, italy, vatican, naples italy, europe ...
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The Front Runner (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Gary Hart, former Senator of Colorado, becomes the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1987. Hart's intelligence, charisma and idealism makes him popular with young voters, leaving him with a seemingly clear path to the ...
Style: psychological, thought provoking, captivating, sentimental
Plot: scandal, politician, politics, senator, presidential campaign, reputation, society, homosexual, rivalry, media, affair, love affair ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, colorado
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O Jerusalem (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, UK, Italy, Greece, Israel, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tale of friendship between two men, one Jewish and the other Arab, as the state of Israel is being created.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, disturbing
Plot: friendship, rebellion, military, politics, danger, rivalry, state affairs, political unrest, rebelliousness, battles, wartime life, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: israel, holy land, palestine, jerusalem
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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, touching, sincere, intellectual ...
Plot: rebellion, politics, catholicism, clergy, christianity, sin, hypocrisy, human spirit, idealism, fighting the system, social decay, rebelliousness ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1500s, 1930s
Place: rome italy, germany, europe, vatican, england ...
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The Viceroys (2007)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, Spain, Germany, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: captivating, psychological, atmospheric, epic, saga ...
Plot: family relations, politics, political unrest, rivalry, intrigue, society, dishonesty, revolution, family life, royal family, parents and children, unfulfillment ...
Time: 19th century
Place: sicily, italy, europe, sicily italy
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Priest Daens (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Belgium, France, Netherlands
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In the 1890s, Father Adolf Daens goes to Aalst, a textile town where child labor is rife, pay and working conditions are horrible, the poor have no vote, and the Catholic church backs the petite bourgeoisie in oppressing workers. He writes a few ...
Style: bleak, captivating, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: revolution, politics, factory, working class, injustice, fighting the system, religions or cults, exploit, social differences, workplace situations, against the odds, rebelliousness ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 1890s, 20th century, 1900s ...
Place: belgium, europe, vatican, flanders, poland ...
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Henry V (1989)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, 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, exciting, serious, captivating, rough ...
Plot: medieval, battles, war, king of england, honor, politics, royal family, state affairs, mistress, military, love and romance, tragedy ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: france, europe, england, london, scotland
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The Face Reader (2013)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Nae-kyung, the most skillful face reader in Joseon dynasty, was living in seclusion when he was offered a lucrative partnership by Yeon-hong, a Korean geisha. Nae-kyung accepts the proposal to read the faces of Yeon-hong’s guests only to get ...
Style: captivating, realistic, atmospheric, psychological, tense ...
Plot: joseon dynasty, political intrigue, royal court, coup, head of state, betrayal, society, politics, dishonesty, political unrest, korean history
Time: 15th century
Place: korea, asia
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From a Far Country (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, UK, Poland
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The film is a biography of Pope John Paul II. It starts in 1926 when the boy Karol Wojtila was celebrating Christmas with his father in Poland. Some years later Nazi Germany attacks Poland and invades the country while Wojtila seeks refuge at the ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: pope, world war two, rebellion, politics, catholic church, life is a bitch, state affairs, artists and showbiz, forgery, society, clergy, against humanity ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 70s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: poland, germany, europe, rome italy, vatican ...
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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, clergy, society, rivalry, dishonesty, state affairs, rise and fall, intrigue ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe, france, london, vatican ...
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Pope Joan (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Based on the medieval legend of Pope Joan, who was made Pope for a brief period around 855 A.D. The movie presents her existence as fact, though it is questionable that Pope Joan really did exist, and portrays her relationships with other notables ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating, contemplative
Plot: pope, gender bending, ambition, rise to the top, society, hidden identity, dishonesty, clergy, gender, religions or cults, power relations, legends and myths ...
Time: 9th century, middle ages
Place: rome italy, europe
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The Overture (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music
Country: Thailand
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on the life of Luang Pradit Pairoh (Sorn Silapabanleng) the most revered traditional Thai music master who lived during the reigns of Kings Rama V to VIII, the movie traces the life of Sorn, who picked up the ra-nad ek (Thai xylophone) mallets ...
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: rebellion, lifestyle, musician's life, prodigy, fighting the system, ambition, rivalry, injustice, politics, society, life is a bitch, musician ...
Time: 20th century
Place: thailand, asia
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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, queen, political intrigue, power struggle, infidelity, throne, rivalry, castle, royal family, family relations ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: france, england
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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: earnest, talky, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: idealism, betrayal, execution, treason, ambition, period piece, death sentence, decapitation, oath, dishonesty, intrigue, rivalry ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: england, europe, rome italy, new york
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Judas and the Black Messiah (2021)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Bill O'Neal infiltrates the Black Panthers per FBI Agent Mitchell and J. Edgar Hoover. As Black Panther Chairman Fred Hampton ascends, falling for a fellow revolutionary en route, a battle wages for O’Neal’s soul.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: violence, black panther party, assassination, murder, civil rights, betrayal by friend, street life, fbi agent, freedom, informant, justice, father son relationship ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1968
Place: chicago illinois
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The Fencer (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: Finland, Estonia, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Fleeing from the Russian secret police, a young Estonian fencer is forced to return to his homeland, where he becomes a physical education teacher at a local school. The past however catches up and puts him in front of a difficult choice.
Style: captivating, sincere, disturbing, inspirational
Plot: fencing, coach, sport, hiding, courage, fear, school, politics, rivalry, teacher, team, practice ...
Time: year 1952, 1950s, year 1953, 50s
Place: soviet union, estonia, ussr
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The Special Relationship (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A dramatisation that follows Tony Blair's journey from political understudy waiting in the wings of the world arena to accomplished prime minister standing confidently in the spotlight of centre stage. It is a story about relationships, between ...
Style: realistic, sincere, thought provoking, intense, disturbing ...
Plot: politics, friends, head of state, political intrigue, world politics, greed, british prime minister, relationships, honest, manipulation, corruption, character study ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: england, europe, london, usa, washington d.c. ...
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Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi (2019)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: India
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Story of Rani Lakshmibai, one of the leading figures of the Indian Rebellion of 1857 and her resistance to the British Rule.
Style: serious, epic, exciting, captivating
Plot: invasion, rebellion, queen, battles, leadership, female warrior, female protagonist, heroes, brutality, politics, courage, adventure ...
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476 A.D. Chapter One: The Last Light of Aries (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Croatia, USA, Italy
Duration: 76 min.
Story: After General Flavius Aetius frees the Roman Empire from the clutches of Attila the Hun, Rome is once again secure. However, this assurance is short-lived, as Attila is no longer a threat, it only brings the Germanic tribes to once again unite ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, unusual plot structure, contemplative
Plot: ancient rome, family relations, husband wife relationship, love, violence, murder, friendship, roman soldier, murder of father, afterlife, antiquity, fatherhood ...
Place: rome italy
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Winnie Mandela (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: South Africa, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A drama that chronicles the life of Winnie Mandela from her childhood through her marriage and her husband's incarceration.
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: ambition, state affairs, hopes, politics, society, confined, feminism, political unrest, isolation, chase, blind ambition, gender ...
Time: 20th century
Place: south africa, africa
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The Day Reagan Was Shot (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Day Reagan Was Shot is a 2001 film made for television directed by Cyrus Nowrasteh. The film stars Richard Dreyfuss as Alexander Haig and Richard Crenna as Ronald Reagan.
Style: realistic, suspense, disturbing, semi serious, tense ...
Plot: white house, politics, assassination attempt, assassination, political conspiracy, americana, dishonesty, head of state, political corruption, road not taken, campaign, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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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, captivating, serious ...
Plot: forbidden love, celibacy, catholic church, unfulfillment, state affairs, rivalry, romance, clergy, gender, love and romance, society, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 17th century
Place: sweden, rome italy, europe, vatican
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