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The Conclave (2006)
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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, vatican, pope, brutality, rivalry, war, violence, female nudity, sex scene, film starts with sex, cardinal the priest
Time: renaissance, 1400s
Place: rome italy, italy

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, realistic, serious and disturbing films with plots about politics, society, state affairs, rivalry, dishonesty, pope and clergy mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like The Conclave: Brexit: The Uncivil War (2019), A Prominent Patient (2016), Una vita scellerata (1990), The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965), 55 Steps (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, captivating, realistic, disturbing
Plot: politics, united kingdom, society, life philosophy, ambition, escapades, rivalry, danger, disorder, human
Time: 21st century, 2010s, year 2016
Place: england
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95%
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: disturbing, stylized, serious, captivating
Plot: politician, diplomat, politics, diplomacy, czech history, psychiatrist, nazi germany, european history, life is a bitch, british man, sanitarium, czech german relations ...
Time: year 1937, year 1939, year 1938, 1930s, pre world war two
Place: central europe, prague czech republic, prague czechoslovakia, prague
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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, artist, sculpture, italian history, judge, autobiography
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1500s
Place: florence italy, rome italy, florence, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: uplifting, serious, epic, atmospheric, inspirational ...
Plot: painter, genius, architect, sculpture, painting, infidelity, historical figure, life & death, pope, hard labor, showdown, standoff ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, quarry, 1500s, 1960s ...
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 2K
55 Steps (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: 55 Steps is based a the inspiring true story of Eleanor Riese, a mental illness patient herself, who brings a class action suit to give competent mental patients the right to have a say in their medication while they’re in a hospital, and Colette ...
Style: captivating, sincere, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: lawyer, mental patient, female lawyer, female protagonist, female friendship, opposites attract, unlikely friendships, danger, dishonesty, society, crimes, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco
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69%
 6.1
 1K
The Borgia (2006)
Genre: Biography, History
Country: Spain
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, betrayal, rivalry, society, dishonesty, state affairs, downfall, uninhibited rivalry, family relations, royal family, religions or cults, ambition ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, captivating, thought provoking, sentimental
Plot: politician, scandal, senator, politics, presidential campaign, affair, reputation, society, homosexual, rivalry, media, gender ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.1
 834
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: military, rebellion, friendship, rebelliousness, wartime life, political unrest, battles, rivalry, politics, state affairs, danger, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: israel, holy land, jerusalem, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 7.2
 728
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
A Twelve-Year Night (2018)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Uruguay, Spain, Argentina, France, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Uruguay, 1973. Having been crushed by the military dictatorship, surviving members of the Tupamaro guerillas are imprisoned and tortured. They must find a way to endure the coming 12 years.
Style: captivating, psychological, realistic, tense, based on true events
Plot: prison, politics, political prisoner, military dictatorship, released from prison, violence, society, rivalry, latin american history, letter writing, chess, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: year 1973, 80s, 70s
Place: south america, uruguay, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.8
 6K
Borgia (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic
Duration: 52 min.
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: realistic, captivating, rough, epic, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: political intrigue, historical character, clergy, church, power struggle, politics, political corruption, european history, ambition, rivalry, political unrest, corrupted ruler ...
Time: middle ages, 1400s, 16th century, 1500s, renaissance ...
Place: italy, rome italy, europe, florence italy, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.5
 15K
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: biblical, uplifting, touching, sincere, intellectual ...
Plot: rebellion, politics, catholicism, clergy, sin, hypocrisy, human spirit, idealism, against the odds, social decay, rebelliousness, fighting the system ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1500s, 1930s
Place: rome italy, germany, europe, england, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.2
 321
The Viceroys (2007)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, Spain, Germany, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: captivating, psychological, atmospheric, epic, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, politics, political unrest, intrigue, rivalry, society, dishonesty, family life, revolution, downfall, state affairs, unfulfillment ...
Time: 19th century
Place: italy, sicily, europe, sicily italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.5
 4K
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, sincere ...
Plot: revolution, politics, working class, factory, injustice, fighting the system, exploit, exploitation, social differences, against the odds, rebelliousness, workplace situations ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, turn of the century, 20th century, 1900s ...
Place: belgium, europe, flanders, poland, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.1
 4K
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, rivalry, politics, team, teacher, teaching ...
Time: 1950s, year 1952, 50s, year 1953
Place: estonia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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 ⇓
45%
 5.4
 318
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, contemplative, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: pope, religions or cults, power relations, hidden identity, clergy, gender, rise to the top, dishonesty, ambition, society, strong female presence, legends and myths ...
Time: middle ages
Place: rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, intense, disturbing, tricky ...
Plot: politics, friends, head of state, political intrigue, world politics, unlikely friendships, greed, british prime minister, relationships, honest, manipulation, corruption ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., usa, england, europe, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: 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%
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 ⇓
40%
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: suspense, realistic, semi serious, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: politics, assassination attempt, white house, political conspiracy, americana, assassination, road not taken, political corruption, head of state, deadly, dishonesty, campaign ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.4
 92K
Elizabeth (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The story of the ascension to the throne and the early reign of Queen Elizabeth the First, the endless attempts by her council to marry her off, the Catholic hatred of her and her romance with Lord Robert Dudley.
Style: stylized, realistic, factual, epic, captivating ...
Plot: queen, queen elizabeth i, historical character, royal court, british history, british royal family, political intrigue, politics, rise to the top, treason, monarchy, palaces castles and temples ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london, scotland, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.0
 755
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: thought provoking, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: ambition, confined, state affairs, politics, hopes, society, political unrest, isolation, feminism, blind ambition, gender, pursuit ...
Time: 20th century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 6.0
 274
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: serious, realistic, captivating, uplifting, thought provoking ...
Plot: pope, world war two, rebellion, politics, catholic church, against humanity, clergy, life is a bitch, state affairs, artists and showbiz, hopes, confined ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 50s, 1940s, 1930s ...
Place: poland, germany, europe, warsaw poland, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.6
 942
Getulio (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Brazil, Portugal
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The movie depicts the political crisis that led to the suicide of president Getúlio Vargas, in the 19 days that preceded August 24, 1954. The crisis began with the attempted assassination of journalist and politician Carlos Lacerda in August 5, ...
Style: realistic, captivating, stylized, serious, bleak
Plot: politics, head of state, investigation, political unrest, life is a bitch, state affairs, political intrigue, assassination attempt, society, downfall, political conspiracy, dishonesty ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 8.2
 10K
The New Pope (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Spain, USA, UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: As Pope Pius XIII hangs between life and death in a coma, charming and sophisticated moderate English aristocrat Sir John Brannox is placed on the papal throne and adopts the name John Paul III. A sequel series to “The Young Pope.”
Style: stylized, captivating, satirical, atmospheric, philosophical
Plot: vatican, catholic church, cardinal the priest, strongman, pope, secrets, catholic priest, lord, tongue in cheek, conspiracy, religion, power ...
Time: contemporary
Place: rome italy, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.3
 3K
The Sun (2005)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Russia, Italy, Switzerland, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The Sun (Russian: Сóлнце, Solntse) is a 2005 Russian biographical film depicting Japanese Emperor Shōwa (Hirohito) during the final days of World War II. The film is the third drama in director Aleksandr Sokurov's trilogy, which included ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: emperor, wartime life, military, politics, leadership, war, society, state affairs, head of state, totalitarianism, downfall, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Duell der Br?der - Die Geschichte von Adidas und Puma (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two brothers start a sportswear company in the 1920s, hoping to make the best shoes in the world. Their relationship deteriorates until they become bitter rivals.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, based on true events
Plot: shoes, rivalry, brother brother relationship, businessman, world war two, rise to the top, society, branding, friendship, family relations, disagreement, human ...
Time: 20th century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Most Hated Woman in America (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The true story of Madalyn Murray O'Hair -- iconoclast, opportunist, and outspoken atheist -- from her controversial rise to her untimely demise.
Style: sincere, psychological, suspense, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: religion, single mother, investigation, activist, atheist, woman, reporter, dysfunctional family, lifestyle, life philosophy, mother son relationship, society ...
Time: year 1991, year 1995, year 1964, year 1960, year 1969 ...
Place: new zealand, texas, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%