Movies and TV shows like Versailles

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Versailles (2015)
 7.9
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Versailles (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 52 min.
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, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: royal court, intrigue, political intrigue, royal family, palaces castles and temples, ambition, rivalry, king, infidelity, betrayal, haunted by the past, dishonesty, rise to the top, state affairs, family relations, palace intrigue, politics, political unrest, cheating wife, female nudity, adultery, african, palace, women's rights, king of france ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, versailles

Most similar movies to Versailles

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, stylized and captivating films and TV series with plots about state affairs, royal family, dishonesty, rivalry, betrayal, intrigue and ambition mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like Versailles: The Tudors (2007), The Other Boleyn Girl (2008), Reign (2013), The Borgias (2011), The Hollow Crown (2012). 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.
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: serious, captivating, stylized, sexual, factual ...
Plot: royal family, queen, intrigue, betrayal, love triangle, royal court, couple relations, king, womanizer, historical character, power struggle, politics ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, renaissance
Place: england, europe
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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: stylized, captivating, sexual, sexy, factual ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: queen, love triangle, royal court, royal family, intrigue, king, seduction, mistress, jealousy, siblings relations, ambition, love and romance ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century, 19th century
Place: england, europe, france, london
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100%
 7.5
 39K
Reign (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Mary, Queen of Scots, faces political and sexual intrigue in the treacherous world of the French court.
Style: stylized, serious, sexy, tense, realistic ...
Plot: queen, royal family, intrigue, aristocracy, royal court, rivalry, palaces castles and temples, state affairs, politics, prince, power struggle, heir heiress ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 7.9
 45K
The Borgias (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, Hungary, Ireland, Canada
Duration: 50 min.
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: captivating, serious, clever, epic, stylized ...
Plot: clergy, siblings relations, intrigue, historical character, brother sister incest, manipulations, lust, priest, sin, ambition, desire, rivalry ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Hollow Crown (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 150 min.
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, epic, stylized, classic literature ...
Plot: royal family, king, prince, queen, power struggle, political intrigue, betrayal, battles, rivalry, throne, heir heiress, ruler ...
Time: 15th century
Place: england, europe
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75%
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: realistic, factual, colourful, melancholic, stylized ...
Plot: queen, royal family, royal court, princess, historical character, french, state affairs, palaces castles and temples, politics, siblings relations, rite, revolution ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: france, versailles, paris france, austria, europe ...
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100%
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Wolf Hall (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 360 min.
Story: England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the King dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years and marry Anne Boleyn. The Pope and most of Europe oppose ...
Style: serious, stylized, captivating, suspense, factual ...
Plot: rise to the top, political intrigue, ambition, manipulations, state affairs, royal family, dishonesty, blind ambition, society, politics, betrayal, aristocrat ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
A Frozen Flower (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A historical drama set in the Koryo dynasty and focused on the relationship between a king and his bodyguard. Under the dominance of Yuan Dynasty China, the king of Goryeo Dynasty Korea is pressured to produce a successor to the throne. Unable to ...
Style: sexual, serious, atmospheric, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, gays and lesbians, royal court, tragedy, adultery, political unrest, political intrigue, royal family, love affair, dishonesty, state affairs, head of state ...
Time: middle ages
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The White Queen (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, France
Duration: 60 min.
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, realistic
Plot: queen, royal court, royal family, love and romance, intrigue, king, betrayal, aristocracy, palaces castles and temples, throne, rivalry, marriage ...
Time: 15th century
Place: england, europe
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40%
 7.2
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Tut (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
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: realistic, stylized, serious, captivating
Plot: king, rivalry, rise to the top, state affairs, head of state, political intrigue, dishonesty, ambition, royal family, pharaoh, ancient egypt
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 9.5
 1.4M
Game of Thrones (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 57 min.
Story: Seven noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros. Friction between the houses leads to full-scale war. All while a very ancient evil awakens in the farthest north. Amidst the war, a neglected military order of misfits, the ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, sexual, epic, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, boys' night
Plot: intrigue, dragon, betrayal, incest, political intrigue, politics, adventure, king, palaces castles and temples, royal family, killings, rivalry ...
Time: middle ages, 2010s
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60%
 7.8
 5K
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, serious, rough, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: political intrigue, clergy, church, rivalry, political unrest, politics, ambition, political corruption, power struggle, historical character, sex addict, family in crisis ...
Time: middle ages, 15th century, 1400s, 16th century, renaissance ...
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, naples italy, france ...
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100%
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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
Plot: royal family, leadership, betrayal, society, rivalry, ambition, state affairs, dishonesty, downfall, clergy, political unrest, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
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Queen Margot (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 159 min.
Story: The night of August 24, 1572, is known as the Massacre of St. Bartholomew. In France a religious war is raging. In order to impose peace a forced wedding is arranged between Margot de Valois, sister of the immature Catholic King Charles IX, and the ...
Style: epic, bleak, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: politics, royal family, forbidden love, political intrigue, intrigue, romance, incest, murder, couple relations, love and romance, parents and children, tragic hero ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, renaissance
Place: france, europe, paris france, spain, england ...
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27%
The Last King (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 235 min.
Story: The chronicle of Charles II's time on the throne, his 10 year exile from Oliver Cromwell's England, and his triumphant return.
Style: realistic, epic, serious, baroque
Plot: royal family, politics, mistress, exile, king, court, head of state, dishonesty, society, rise and fall, social differences, rebelliousness ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, europe, holland, versailles, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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
Plot: mistress, infidelity, sister, uninhibited rivalry, blind ambition, love and romance, intrigue, royal court, royal family, love triangle, state affairs, rise to the top ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Virgin Queen (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 237 min.
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, sincere, factual, touching, realistic
Plot: queen elizabeth i, forbidden love, queen of england, british royal family, state affairs, head of state, throne, royal family, political intrigue, political unrest, intrigue, treason ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.8
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I, Claudius (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 650 min.
Story: Tracing the lives of several Roman emperors, this is an epic of ruthless ambition, shocking debauchery and murderous intrigue set in one of history's most fascinating eras. Bearing witness to the saga is Claudius, whose stutter and limp have ...
Style: epic, clever, serious, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: roman empire, emperor, political intrigue, power struggle, ambition, betrayal, ancient, intrigue, rivalry, family feud, prophecy, murder ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 8.3
 1K
Isabel (2011)
Genre: Biography, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 75 min.
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: realistic, captivating, stylized, serious, based on true events ...
Plot: queen, state affairs, throne, king, intrigue, royal family, aristocracy, conquering, rise to the top, rivalry, religions or cults, heir heiress ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: spain, europe, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Pillars of the Earth (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Germany, Canada, UK, Hungary
Duration: 60 min.
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, serious, realistic, atmospheric, intense ...
Plot: heir heiress, ambition, royal family, power struggle, state affairs, religions or cults, rivals, manipulations, power relations, conflict, queen, king ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Young Catherine (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, Canada, Soviet Union, Germany, Italy
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A German princess is chosen to marry the heir to the Russian Throne, but faces plots and intrigues against her.
Style: serious, stylized, touching, sentimental, realistic
Plot: royal family, love and romance, royal court, couple relations, palaces castles and temples, dishonesty, political intrigue, head of state, intrigue, rivalry, ambition, state affairs ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: russia
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25%
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Cromwell (1970)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Disgusted with the policies of King Charles I, Oliver Cromwell plans to take his family to the New World. But on the eve of their departure, Cromwell is drawn into the tangled web of religion and politics that will result in the English Civil War.
Style: epic, realistic, captivating, sincere, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, politics, military, revolution, parliament, king, tyranny, royal family, intrigue, rise and fall, rebelliousness, society ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 80s, 18th century
Place: england, ireland, europe, america, scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The First Churchills (1969)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Based on Winston Churchill's biography of his ancestors.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, stylized, epic
Plot: politics, family relations, state affairs, rise to the top, parents and children, society, soldier, military, ambition, leadership, family tradition, royal family ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: england
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25%
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 8.8
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Elizabeth R (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When Elizabeth Tudor comes to the throne, her (male) advisors know she has to marry. Doesn't she?
Style: realistic, serious, stylized
Plot: queen, queen elizabeth i, society, head of state, couples, royal family, political unrest, political conspiracy, blind ambition, couple relations, state affairs, rise to the top ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: royal family, betrayal, royal court, political unrest, head of state, political intrigue, state affairs, palaces castles and temples, male nudity, religion, monarchy, queen ...
Time: 16th century
Place: scotland, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Six Wives of Henry VIII (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 540 min.
Story: On his deathbed, King Henry VIII recalls how he wooed and wed his six wives - and disposed of five of them - in a bid to secure the succession to the throne with a male heir. Despite his many marriages and the crowded court, Henry remains ...
Style: realistic, stylized, serious, atmospheric
Plot: intrigue, king, family problems, nursing, royal family, head of state, couples, palaces castles and temples, love and romance, dishonesty, love affair, ambition ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The King Is Dancing (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, Music
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Louis XIV, the French sun-king has two passions, establishing absolute rule over the realm -after decades of religious/civil wars- by divine right and artistic brilliancy as a dancer
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, captivating, baroque ...
Plot: intrigue, royal family, rise and fall, state affairs, musician's life, love affair, king, dancing, ballet, dishonesty, lifestyle, tragic love ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, europe, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.5
 18K
A Little Chaos (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A landscape gardener is hired by famous architect Le Nôtre to construct the grand gardens at the palace of Versailles. As the two work on the palace, they find themselves drawn to each other and are thrown into rivalries within the court of King ...
Style: stylized, captivating, serious, melancholic, colourful ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: royal court, jealousy, aristocracy, gardener, female protagonist, adultery, extramarital affair, infidelity, unlikely partners, intrigue, fall in love, palace ...
Time: 18th century, 17th century, 1930s, 1920s, 1960s
Place: france, versailles, europe, paris france, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, bad ending, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: royal family, rivalry, royal court, cousin cousin relationship, betrayal, state affairs, political unrest, queen elizabeth i, queen, female protagonist, protestant, throne ...
Time: 16th century
Place: scotland, england, europe, scottish highlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Bathory: Countess of Blood (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: Slovakia, Hungary, Czech Republic, UK, France
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Bathory is based on the legends surrounding the life and deeds of Countess Elizabeth Bathory known as the greatest murderess in the history of mankind. Contrary to popular belief, Elizabeth Bathory was a modern Renaissance woman who ultimately fell ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Plot: countess, manipulations, dishonesty, legend, political intrigue, healing power, palaces castles and temples, state affairs, intrigue, ambition, monk, surrealism ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century
Place: hungary, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%