Movies and TV shows like Versailles

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Versailles (2015)
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Versailles (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: The story of a young Louis XIV on his journey to become the most powerful monarch in Europe, from his battles with the fronde through his development into the Sun King. Historical and fictional characters guide us in a world of betrayal and political maneuvering, revealing Versailles in all its glory and brutality.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, intellectual, stylized, political, twists and turns, erotic, baroque
Plot: royal family, royal court, intrigue, king, rivalry, betrayal, ambition, political intrigue, state affairs, graphic violence, rise to the top, king of france, dishonesty, infidelity, french history, haunted by the past, family relations, cheating wife, female nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), lgbtq, politics, royalty, sex, adultery ...
Time: 17th century
Place: versailles, france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and stylized films and TV series with plots about royal family, royalty, state affairs, betrayal, intrigue, king and dishonesty mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like Versailles: The Tudors (2007), The Borgias (2011), The White Queen (2013), Reign (2013), Marie Antoinette (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Tudors (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Ireland, Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Tudors is a history-based drama series following the young, vibrant King Henry VIII, a competitive and lustful monarch who navigates the intrigues of the English court and the human heart with equal vigor and justifiable suspicion.
Style: captivating, stylized, serious, sexual, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: king, historical character, intrigue, royal family, tudors, love triangle, queen, royal court, heir, power struggle, couple relations, betrayal ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe
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85%
 7.9
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The Borgias (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, Hungary, Ireland, Canada
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Set in 15th century Italy at the height of the Renaissance, The Borgias chronicles the corrupt rise of patriarch Rodrigo Borgia to the papacy, where he proceeds to commit every sin in the book to amass and retain power, influence and enormous wealth ...
Style: serious, clever, captivating, epic, realistic ...
Plot: historical character, brother sister incest, siblings relations, intrigue, sex scene, rivalry, lust, incest, clergy, sin, incestuous sex, catholic church ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: rome italy, italy, europe, florence
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93%
The White Queen (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, France
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set against the backdrop of the Wars of the Roses, the series is the story of the women caught up in the protracted conflict for the throne of England.
Style: captivating, stylized, serious, erotic, political ...
Plot: royal family, queen, royal court, aristocracy, throne, seduction, king, monarchy, intrigue, betrayal, love and romance, young woman ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 7.4
 49K
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
Plot: royal family, queen, female protagonist, intrigue, royal court, aristocracy, rivalry, state affairs, power struggle, love triangle, historical character, throne ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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: factual, colourful, melancholic, realistic, visually appealing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: historical character, queen, french revolution, royal court, royal family, french history, princess, aristocracy, french, female protagonist, fashion, art ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, georgian era, victorian era, 1770s
Place: france, versailles, paris france, europe, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
The Spanish Princess (2019)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: The beautiful Spanish princess, Catherine of Aragon, navigates the royal lineage of England with an eye on the throne.
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: royal court, king, tudors, royal family, historical figure, queen of england, death, intrigue, rivalry, dishonesty, medieval, ambition ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: england, spain
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100%
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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: family saga, realistic, captivating, rough, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: renaissance, political intrigue, brother sister sex, european history, church, historical character, clergy, italian history, power struggle, ambition, politics, political corruption ...
Time: middle ages, 15th century, 16th century
Place: rome italy, italy, vatican, naples italy, europe ...
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80%
Medici: Masters of Florence (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Italy, UK, France
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The story of the Medici family of Florence, their ascent from simple merchants to power brokers sparking an economic and cultural revolution. Along the way, they also accrue a long list of powerful enemies.
Style: atmospheric, exciting, suspense, realistic, enigmatic ...
Plot: renaissance, aristocracy, european history, wealth, politics, banker, bank, political unrest, rise to power, betrayal, ambition, secret ...
Time: 15th century, future
Place: florence, venice, tuscany, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A sumptuous and sensual tale of intrigue, romance and betrayal set against the backdrop of a defining moment in European history: two beautiful sisters, Anne and Mary Boleyn, driven by their family's blind ambition, compete for the love of the ...
Style: sexy, romantic, stylized, sexual, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: royal court, love triangle, royal family, king, queen, intrigue, siblings relations, marriage, seduction, betrayal, aristocracy, medieval ...
Time: 16th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, rome italy, london, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 8.1
 40K
The Great (2020)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A genre-bending, anti-historical ride through 18th century Russia following the rise of Catherine the Nothing to Catherine the Great and her explosive relationship with husband Peter, the emperor of Russia.
Style: humorous, stylized, realistic, epic, funny ...
Plot: royal court, royal family, empress, king, queen, monarch, imperial russia, russian empire, intrigue, ambition, russian history, royalty ...
Time: 18th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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.
Style: political
Plot: king of france, palace, french history, womanizer, construction, affair, royal family, king, royal court, reenactment
Time: 17th century
Place: versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Pillars of the Earth (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Germany, Canada, UK, Hungary
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Pillars of the Earth is an eight-part 2010 TV miniseries, adapted from Ken Follett's novel of the same name.
Style: captivating, atmospheric, realistic, intense, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: medieval, heir, ambition, catholic church, throne, power struggle, religions or cults, state affairs, cathedral, king, culture clash, royalty ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century, 50s, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.1
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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, disturbing, serious
Plot: leadership, state affairs, betrayal, rivalry, society, dishonesty, downfall, royal family, uninhibited rivalry, ambition, political unrest, family relations ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.3
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Isabel (2011)
Genre: Biography, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 75 min.
TV show
Story: Charting the life of Isabella I of Castile, one of the most important women in Spain’s history, Isabel follows her passionate story from childhood to being crowned Queen. From her political struggles within King Henry IV's court to her ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, stylized, family saga ...
Plot: queen, unfaithful husband, royal family, royalty, aristocracy, conquering, spanish history, historical figure, palace intrigue, throne, heir, rise to the top ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages
Place: spain, europe, portugal
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67%
 6.5
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Mad Love (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Spain, Italy, Portugal, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The love story who transformed Juana I de Castilla, Queen of Spain, into Juana "The mad". The tragic fate of a Queen madly in love to an unfaithful husband, Felipe el Hermoso, Archduke of Austria.
Style: sexy, melancholic, stylized, captivating, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, obsession, royal family, infidelity, intrigue, love and romance, politics, tragic hero, dishonesty, state affairs, rivalry, society ...
Time: 1920s, middle ages, 15th century, 16th century, 18th century
Place: spain, brazil, argentina, italy, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 8K
Tut (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
TV show
Story: Explores the drama of power, political back-stabbing, war and murder and chronicles King Tut's rise to glory, his efforts to rule a chaotic empire and the enigma surrounding his death.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized, tense ...
Plot: ancient egypt, pharaoh, ancient history, royal family, ambition, rise to the top, political intrigue, historical character, state affairs, head of state, rivalry, palace intrigue ...
Time: ancient times
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 2K
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
Plot: king of england, tudors, royal family, ambition, romance, betrayal, head of state, dishonesty, intrigue, infidelity, historical event, renaissance ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
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Henri 4 (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Germany, France, Austria, Spain
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A wide-ranging, energetic period piece tracing the rise of the Protestant Henry of Navarre as he goes from battlefield warrior to France's beloved King Henri IV. Director Jo Baier's epic is a classically entertaining adventure, albeit one ...
Style: tense, serious, captivating, psychological, exciting ...
Plot: french history, royal family, political unrest, politics, leadership, battles, military, betrayal, head of state, medieval, war, love and romance ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.5
 48K
A Royal Affair (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Czech Republic, Germany
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A young queen falls in love with her physician, and they start a revolution that changes their nation forever.
Style: realistic, stylized, sexy, atmospheric, factual ...
Audience: date night, pre-teens
Plot: love affair, love triangle, royal family, aristocracy, queen, adultery, king, royal court, tragic love, infidelity, politics, coup d'etat ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s, georgian era, victorian era, year 1968 ...
Place: denmark, europe, england, copenhagen, berlin germany ...
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100%
To Kill a King (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A recounting of the relationship between General Fairfax and Oliver Cromwell, as they try to cope with the consequences of deposing King Charles I.
Style: clever, talky, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: political intrigue, rebelliousness, betrayal, rivalry, political unrest, revolution, state affairs, society, intrigue, dishonesty, torture, court ...
Time: 17th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.7
 2K
Elizabeth R (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
TV show
Story: When Elizabeth Tudor comes to the throne, her (male) advisors know she has to marry. Doesn't she?
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, factual
Plot: queen elizabeth i, royal family, palace intrigue, queen of england, monarchy, queen, throne, political conspiracy, betrayal, state affairs, patriotism, dishonesty ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Other Boleyn Girl (2003)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on the controversial novel by Philippa Gregory, "The Other Boleyn Girl" is a fictionalised account of the life of Lady Mary Boleyn (Natascha McElhone) who becomes mistress to England's king, Henry VIII (Jared Harris), before ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, stylized, sexy
Plot: renaissance, royal family, mistress, tudors, sister, infidelity, blind ambition, intrigue, love and romance, uninhibited rivalry, royal court, rise to the top ...
Time: 16th century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Devil's Whore (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 189 min.
TV show
Story: Set between the years 1642 and 1660, "The Devil's Whore" charts the progress of the English Civil War through the eyes of the a 17 year old girl, the fictional Angelica Fanshawe.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, stylized, epic ...
Plot: sexual tension, parliament, civil war, revolution, battles, treason, political unrest, rebellion, state affairs, betrayal, husband wife relationship, throne ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Magnificent Century (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Muhteşem Yüzyıl is a prime time historical Turkish television series. It was originally broadcast on Show TV and then transferred to Star TV. It is based on the life of Suleiman the Magnificent, the longest reigning Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, ...
Style: stylized, captivating, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: sultan, palace intrigue, intrigue, power struggle, political intrigue, royal family, love and romance, couple relations, state affairs, political unrest, political conspiracy, military ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, turkey, constantinople, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Hollow Crown (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 150 min.
TV show
Story: The Hollow Crown is a series of British television films featuring William Shakespeare's History Plays. The first Season is an adaptation of Shakespeare's second historical tetralogy, the Henriad: Richard II, Henry IV, Part I and Henry ...
Style: serious, captivating, stylized, epic, harsh ...
Plot: king, royal family, queen, betrayal, prince, heir to the throne, medieval, rivalry, battles, political intrigue, power struggle, throne ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
 7.2
 2K
Aristocrats (1999)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 300 min.
TV show
Story: Based on a true story, Aristocrats draws back the curtain on an 18th century English family near the summit of society, revealing a tapestry of romance, prejudice, infidelity, and revolution.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: master and servant, royal family, rich and poor, high society, royalty, politics, honor, family relations, siblings relations, romance, state affairs, aristocracy ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
Place: england, ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.6
 8K
Vatel (2000)
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: melancholic, light, tricky, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: king of france, betrayal, royal court, political intrigue, food, tragic love, power relations, fall in love, master and servant, nobility, intrigue, secret love ...
Time: 17th century, victorian era, 70s
Place: france, versailles, paris france, england, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Catherine the Great (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: This four-part historical drama follows the end of Catherine the Great's reign and her affair with Russian military leader Grigory Potemkin that helped shape the future of Russian politics.
Style: realistic, disturbing, stylized, captivating, colourful
Plot: russian history, palace intrigue, historical character, empress, imperial russia, russian empire, power struggle, queen, ambitious woman, state affairs, lovers, female protagonist ...
Time: 18th century
Place: ottoman empire, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Madame De Pompadour: The King's Favourite (2006)
Genre: History, Romance
Country: Switzerland, France, Belgium
Duration: 192 min.
TV show
Story: Jeanne Poisson, the headstrong, ambitious, witty and erudite, catches the eye and heart of French King Louis XV at a costumed ball. She masters the art of seduction well enough to become accepted even by the Queen, corpulent mother of ten. As a ...
Style: sentimental, stylized, intense, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: aristocracy, infidelity, state affairs, royal court, love, love story, sibling relationship, betrayal, husband wife relationship, love triangle, love and romance, politics ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Virgin Queen (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 237 min.
TV show
Story: The Virgin Queen explores the full sweep of Elizabeth's life: from her days of fear as a potential victim of her sister's terror; through her great love affair with Robert Dudley; into her years of triumph over the Armada; and finally her ...
Style: serious, factual, touching, sincere, political ...
Plot: queen elizabeth i, tudors, british royal family, royal family, throne, forbidden love, queen of england, british history, head of state, state affairs, palace intrigue, treason ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, london, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%