Movies like The Headsman

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The Headsman (2005)
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The Headsman (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Hungary, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Central Europe, early 16th century: two childhood friends, Martin & Georg, find themselves on rival sides of a religious war with both of them struggling to do the right thing.
Style: exciting, epic, serious, suspenseful, realistic, baroque
Plot: executioner, inquisition, friendship, rivalry, military, escapades, society, clergy, homecoming, hopes, state affairs, medieval, monastery, religions or cults, tudors, sword, intrigue, friends, soldier, orphan, couples, torture, monk, heretic, empire ...
Time: 16th century
Place: europe

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Most similar movies to The Headsman

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and epic films with plots about society, rivalry, friendship, hopes, state affairs, friends and dishonesty mostly in Drama, Action and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Headsman: Reign (2013), Henry VIII and His Six Wives (1972), The Count of Monte Cristo (2002), Crusaders (2001), In Memory of Me (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Reign (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Mary, Queen of Scots, faces political and sexual intrigue in the treacherous world of the French court.
Style: sexy, stylized, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, adult
Plot: royal family, female protagonist, intrigue, queen, royal court, aristocracy, rivalry, state affairs, love triangle, power struggle, couples, ruler ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, scotland, europe
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Henry VIII and His Six Wives (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: 1547, King Henry VIII's life has taken a turn for the worse and he is forced to look back over his life and the many loves which had brought him his three children, only one of which was the desired male heir to secure the Tudor dynasty.
Style: fairy tale, captivating, realistic, serious, stylized
Plot: tudors, british royal family, renaissance, british aristocracy, historical event, ancient, king, couples, religions or cults, uninhibited rivalry, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe, london
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100%
The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Ireland, Switzerland, UK, USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Edmond Dantés's life and plans to marry the beautiful Mercedes are shattered when his best friend, Fernand, deceives him. After spending 13 miserable years in prison, Dantés escapes with the help of a fellow inmate and plots his revenge, ...
Style: exciting, dramatic, intense, realistic, epic ...
Plot: vengeance, sword fight, prison escape, prison, treason, treasure, betrayal, corruption, french, greed, twists and turns, confined ...
Time: 19th century, regency period, 18th century, victorian era
Place: france, marseille, ireland, europe, paris france
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100%
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Crusaders (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, Germany
Duration: 194 min.
Story: Towards the end of the eleventh century, Pope Urban II announces a crusade against the Saracens, who have occupied the holy city of Jerusalem. Three young friends Richard, Peter and Andrew set off to join the crusading army.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, epic
Plot: crusade, battles, friendship, war, leadership, military, heroic mission, pope, rivalry, politics, society, state affairs ...
Time: middle ages, 11th century
Place: israel, europe, holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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In Memory of Me (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Investigates the life a young man who has decided to enter a Jesuit monastery in Venice, but is then overcome by agonizing doubts before his ordination.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: monastery, lifestyle, introspection, teaching the ways of the world, starting over, clergy, hopes, society, religions or cults, obedience, christianity, self doubt ...
Time: 21st century
Place: italy, venice, europe
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27%
The Errand of Angels (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sister Rachel Taylor of Boise, Idaho is an eager young missionary of the LDS Church who has been sent on an 18-month long mission to Austria. Rachel finds herself having a hard time adjusting to her new cultural surroundings in the foreign country. ...
Style: realistic, psychological, emotional, captivating, christian film ...
Plot: self discovery, church, religions or cults, society, clergy, hopes, missionary, love, friendship, innocence lost, miraculous event, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century
Place: austria, usa, europe
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24%
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Badland (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Jerry (Jamie Draven) was an idealist when he served in the first Gulf War. But when he was later deployed to Iraq, Jerry was an older man, a father of three and embittered by broken promises and unfulfilled desires. When Jerry returns from Iraq he ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: soldier, starting over, homecoming, military, hopes, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, war, desperation, intrigue, war in afghanistan, prison ...
Time: 90s
Place: iraq, middle east, afghanistan
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23%
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Marco Polo (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Assigned to accompany two priests on a mission to convert the court of Kublai Khan to Christianity, Marco Polo is abandoned in the mountains when the priests, doubting the very existence of China, turn back. Polo eventually pushes bravely forth ...
Style: captivating, exciting, atmospheric, epic, realistic ...
Plot: adventurer, heroes, heroic mission, leadership, rivalry, dishonesty, hopes, political unrest, culture clash, society, medieval, priest ...
Time: 13th century, middle ages
Place: asia, china, venice
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23%
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Story of Judas (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man ascends a barren summit. It is Judas, come to collect Jesus and carry him down the mountain on his back, joking and panting as he does so. After bathing in the river and taking part in a henna ceremony, Jesus leaves for Jerusalem. Judas is ...
Style: captivating, atmospheric, serious, biblical, realistic
Plot: jesus, clergy, betrayal, bible, religions or cults, intrigue, dishonesty, rivalry, society, ancient history, desert, friendship ...
Time: 1st century
Place: holy land
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23%
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1 Day (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: This searing British thriller follows Flash (Dylan Duffus), who's safeguarding his buddy Angel's (Yohance Watson) cash until his release from prison. Now Angel is out -- and Flash is 100 pounds short. He turns to a lowlife named Evil ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting
Plot: gang, criminal heroes, society, rivalry, race against time, on the run, disorder, urban ghetto, gangsters, music, hip hop, danger ...
Time: 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Small World (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Conrad Lang, a handyman in a rich family - he has been raised like a brother with Thomas, who has the same age -, accidentally puts fire to the big holiday house he keeps. He returns to the town he grew up in, to the family home, where Philippe, ...
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: mental illness, haunted by the past, investigation, memory loss, intrigue, family life, family relations, society, flashback, dishonesty, friendship, master and servant ...
Place: france, europe
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22%
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Will (2017)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The wild story of young William Shakespeare's arrival onto the punk-rock theater scene in 16th century London -- the seductive, violent world where his raw talent faced rioting audiences, religious fanatics and raucous side-shows. It's a ...
Style: epic, satirical, suspenseful, exciting, sexy ...
Plot: inquisition, medieval, gay, rivalry, couples, betrayal, suspense, poetry, escapades, heroes, father daughter relationship, murder ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england
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22%
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Dallas 362 (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Rusty (Shawn Hatosy) has been bailed out of bad situations more than once by his understanding but distraught mother, Mary (Kelly Lynch). When Mary starts dating a psychologist, Bob (Jeff Goldblum), Rusty connects with the man and begins talking to ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, biting
Plot: going straight, friendship, haunted by the past, rehabilitation, parents and children, social decay, dysfunctional family, buddies, society, family life, youth, boyfriend ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Once We Were Dreamers (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Set in the Middle East in 1919, a group of European Jews planning on settling in the Sinai Desert are attacked by Bedouin tribesmen. As they fight for their lives they realize that they are beginning a struggle for a new Jewish nation. This film ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak, rough
Plot: jewish, graphic violence, survival, society, hopes, rivalry, escapades, starting over, immigrants, uninhibited rivalry, religions or cults, interracial relations ...
Time: 1920s, year 1919
Place: israel, middle east
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21%
Blades of Blood (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In the 16th century in Chosun dynasty, HWANG Jung-hak and LEE Mong-hak create the “Grand Alliance” with the united dream of a better world. While the new leader LEE dreams of eradicating this world of all its corruption and becoming king ...
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, political unrest, rivalry, sword fight, vengeance, dishonesty, politics, assassination attempt, escapades, medieval, sword, joseon dynasty ...
Time: 16th century
Place: korea, asia
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20%
Forbidden to Forbid (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, Chile, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Three young Brazilian try to help a terminally ill woman who lives in the slums of Rio de Janeiro. Their youthful idealism is shattered with the cruel reality of police brutality.
Style: realistic, serious, social, psychological, rough ...
Plot: love triangle, friends, life is a bitch, society, urban ghetto life, friendship, hopes, intern, family relations, love, rivalry, polyamory ...
Time: 21st century
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil
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20%
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The Kite (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Lebanon, France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young 15 year old girl, Lamia, lives in a southern Lebanese village on the border with Israel. She is given in marriage to her cousin on the other side of the border. As Lamia crosses the barbed wire she also passes from childhood into adulthood, ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious
Plot: introspection, teenage life, life is a bitch, fall in love, society, couples, military, wartime life, youth, culture clash, political unrest, politics ...
Time: 21st century
Place: israel, lebanon, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Henry VIII (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 193 min.
Story: Henry VIII is a two-part British television movie produced principally by Granada Television for ITV. It chronicles the life of Henry VIII of England from the disintegration of his first marriage to an aging Spanish princess until his death ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, fairy tale, weird
Plot: tudors, king of england, royal family, ambition, intrigue, head of state, dishonesty, infidelity, historical event, renaissance, state affairs, rivalry ...
Time: 16th century
Place: europe, england
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20%
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The War Within (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Pakistani involved in a planned attack in New York City experiences a crisis of conscience.
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: terrorism, injustice, introspection, life is a bitch, society, rivalry, vengeance, couple relations, false accusation, politics, terrorist plot, muslim ...
Place: new york, paris france, usa, france, europe ...
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20%
An American Story (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: World War II has ended and many soldiers return to their houses and families. But three of them find themselves with big problems when they arrive at their home village.
Style: disturbing, gloomy, bleak, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: battles, world war two, soldier, politics, friends, homecoming, friendship, political corruption, cons and scams, state affairs, fighting the system, military ...
Time: 1940s
Place: texas, usa
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20%
The Feast of the Goat (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Dominican Republic, Spain, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Urania Cabral returns to Santo Domingo, after several years, and remembers her and her family's relationship to Rafael Trujillo, the Dominican dictator, as well as the events surrounding his assassination.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, exciting, tense ...
Plot: dishonesty, conspiracy, strong violent content, family relations, hopes, introspection, rivalry, vengeance, haunted by the past, homecoming, parents and children, political corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 60s
Place: dominican republic, latin america
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20%
The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Metropolitan Archbishop Lakota of L'viv, freed after twenty years in the Soviet Gulag, travels to Rome where circumstances conspire to see him elevated to the Papacy. Inspired by the life story of Ukrainian Catholic Cardinal Josyf Slipyj,
Style: tense, realistic, serious, epic, retro
Plot: catholic church, pope, politics, state affairs, society, catholicism, revolution, political unrest, rebellion, leadership, clergy, rebelliousness ...
Time: 60s
Place: vatican, europe, china, asia, rome italy ...
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20%
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Max & Lenny (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Max and Lenny is the story of a friendship between two girls fighting for survival in a northern area of Marseille.
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious
Plot: follow your dream, ambition, friendship, teenage life, society, family relations, hip hop, youth, hopes, music, lesbian, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century
Place: europe, france
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19%
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Valley of the Bees (1968)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Ondrej, a young boy who loves bees and bats, is introduced to his new mother, a woman much younger than his father. Her brings her a bowl of flower petals which she starts to throw in the air and then gives out a shriek, as she discovers several ...
Style: philosophical, cerebral, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: medieval, existentialism, folk, crusader, religion, male nudity, heroes, introspection, state affairs, clergy, society, love and romance ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century
Place: eastern europe, europe
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19%
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Firelight (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Incarcerated women join a band of volunteers who battle forest fires and assist during natural disasters.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: redemption, youth, juvenile delinquency, power relations, human spirit, society, hopes, fire brigade, friendship, rivalry, friend, girl ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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Morning Dew (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ethiopia, Germany, France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The Ethiopian intellectual Anberber returns to his native country during the repressive totalitarian regime of Haile Mariam Mengistu and the recognition of his own displacement and powerlessness at the dissolution of his people's humanity and ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, rough
Plot: friendship, village, revolution, idealism, haunted by the past, society, rebellion, political unrest, medical school, state affairs, rich and poor, socialist ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: africa, ethiopia, germany, europe, west germany ...
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19%
My Wife's Romance (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When Paul dies, he leaves his wife Eve with a mountain of debt. As the police begin their investigation into Paul’s death, Eve is supported by a lawyer named Chollet, a friend of her husband who generously helps her to clear the debts she has ...
Style: realistic, neo noir, suspenseful, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: missing person, twists and turns, dishonesty, infidelity, friendship, friends, couples, femme fatale, law enforcement, manipulation, police, lawyer ...
Time: 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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Three Suns (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The plague hits medieval Sweden.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: medieval, plague, escapades, obsessive quest, on the road, woman in danger, strong female presence, opium, painter, horse, rat, female protagonist ...
Time: 14th century, middle ages
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.1
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Max Havelaar (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Indonesia, Netherlands
Duration: 170 min.
Story: An idealistic Dutch colonial officer posted to Indonesia in the 19th century is convinced that he can make the kinds of changes that will actually help the local people he is in charge of, but circumstances soon make him realize just how out of ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, rough, bleak ...
Plot: dutch history, colonialism, repression, society, idealism, escapades, state affairs, heroes, hopes, scolding, father son relationship, dog ...
Time: 19th century
Place: indonesia, europe, holland, asia
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19%
Target of Opportunity (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Bulgaria
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Jim Jacobs and Nick Carlton, childhood friends, are CIA operatives on a sting operation in Chechnya. The raid of a rebel militia group goes bad and the entire teams gets wiped out except for Jim and Nick, who manages to save them both. Five years ...
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, espionage, friendship, rescue, dishonesty, escapades, political intrigue, spy, tough heroes, state affairs, secret agents, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century
Place: bulgaria, europe, chechnya
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18%