Movies and TV shows like The Great Fire

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The Great Fire (2014)
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The Great Fire (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
TV show
Story: An insight into what happened on the night of 2 September 1666, the Great fire of London.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, based on true events
Plot: fire, save the day, escapades, working class, chaos and mayhem, poverty, destruction, disaster, royalty, king, catastrophe, prison, dancing, abduction, torture, prostitution, adultery, women in prison, baker, danger, burning, period piece
Time: 17th century
Place: england, london

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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 danger, society, british history, escapades, ancient, disaster and catastrophe mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like The Great Fire: Jamestown (2017), Banished (2015), Titanic: Blood and Steel (2012), Titanic (2012), Pompeii: The Last Day (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Jamestown (2017)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The early 17th Century story of three courageous, dynamic women who leave their dark pasts behind in England, and make the journey of a lifetime across the ocean for a new life in America.
Style: atmospheric, suspense, realistic, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: colony, settler, love affair, working class family, society, colonial america, intrigue, conspiracy, women, rivals, love triangle, colonization ...
Time: 17th century, future
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Banished (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: At its heart, Banished is a story of survival. Though it is set in the stark historical reality of the founding of the penal colony in Australia in 1788 after the arrival of the First Fleet, it is not the story of Australia and how it came to be. ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, captivating, epic
Plot: colony, confined, colonialism, life is a bitch, survival, community, prison, penal colony, moral dilemma, control, governor, brutality ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, georgian era
Place: australia, england, new south wales
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100%
Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 175 min.
TV show
Story: A true story about the tragic explosion at Halifax Harbour, Canada, in the early hours of December 6, 1917.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, captivating, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war one, daring rescue, survival, heroic mission, chaos, family relations, military, escapades, life is a bitch, race against time, save the day, leadership ...
Time: 20th century, year 1917
Place: canada, belgium, nova scotia
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35%
Titanic: Blood and Steel (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Ireland, Italy, France, Canada, UK, Spain, Germany
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Belfast, 1909. The Harland and Wolff shipyard has been handed the greatest project in its history. It will build a great, unsinkable ship. And it will be called the RMS Titanic.
Style: realistic, stylized, serious, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: titanic, iceberg, ship, social differences, workplace situations, passenger, society, sea disaster, disaster, political intrigue, political unrest, conflict ...
Time: edwardian era, 1910s, 19th century, 20th century, year 1912
Place: ireland, new york, belfast, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Titanic (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Canada, Hungary
Duration: 190 min.
TV show
Story: An extraordinary re-telling of the doomed voyage that features both fictional and historical characters, ranging from steerage passengers to upper class guests.
Style: emotional, realistic, epic, serious, stylized
Plot: titanic, shipwreck, ocean liner, ship, passenger, tragedy, sinking ship, iceberg, sea disaster, drowning, survival, catastrophe ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era, year 1912
Place: england
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31%
Pompeii: The Last Day (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, Germany, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In 79 AD, one of the infamous natural disasters in human history occurred when Mount Vesuvius erupted. With speculative dramatizations of various inhabitants' final hours along with detailed documentation of the known facts concerning the ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: roman empire, ancient history, disaster, ancient rome, heroes, catastrophe, on the run, escapades, life is a bitch, legends and myths, society, forces of nature ...
Time: 1st century, 70s
Place: mediterranean sea, pompeii
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30%
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 ⇓
30%
Upstairs, Downstairs (1971)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Upstairs, Downstairs is a British television drama series originally produced by London Weekend Television and revived by the BBC. It ran on ITV in 68 episodes divided into five series from 1971 to 1975. Set in a large townhouse in Edwardian, First ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, stylized
Plot: maid, butler, wealth, master servant relationship, domestic servant, high society, master and servant, lifestyle, couples, rich and poor, love and romance, society ...
Time: 20th century, edwardian era, 1930s, 1920s, 1910s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 8.3
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Garrow's Law (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
TV show
Story: The true tale of pioneering 18th century barrister William Garrow, who acted as counsel for the accused, introducing the concept of 'innocent until proved guilty' at London's Old Bailey.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, intellectual
Plot: judge, lawyer, legal, uncover truth, injustice, social problems, society, life is a bitch, rivalry, idealism, treason, hopes ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Last Kingdom (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A show of heroic deeds and epic battles with a thematic depth that embraces politics, religion, warfare, courage, love, loyalty and our universal search for identity. Combining real historical figures and events with fictional characters, it is the ...
Style: captivating, exciting, stylized, epic, serious ...
Plot: viking, king, battles, castle, kingdom, rivalry, escapades, political unrest, heroes, kidnapping, vengeance, sword ...
Time: middle ages, 9th century, future
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Gunpowder (2017)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
Story: England, 1603. Elizabeth I is dead and King James of Scotland has taken the throne. With the country at war with catholic Spain, English catholics are persecuted and priests caught saying mass are punished with death. Several attempts have already ...
Style: factual, suspense, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: king of england, british history, religion, planned murder, activist, catholic, parliament, treason, execution, catholic priest, royalty, religious ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, scotland, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.1
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New Worlds (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
TV show
Story: The 1680s bring a new king, Restoration and more tyranny. In Massachusetts, a robber's son falls for an anti-monarchist. In England, young lady falls for an outlaw.
Style: captivating, emotional, realistic, tense, psychological ...
Plot: new world, state affairs, colony, treason, rebellion, political unrest, society, love and romance, social differences, idealism, family relations, aristocracy ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, new england, massachusetts
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29%
Gunpowder, Treason & Plot (2004)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 205 min.
Story: A BBC miniseries based loosely on the lives of Mary, Queen of Scots, and her son James I of England.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, political
Plot: royal family, king, coronation, execution, power, spy, rivalry, treason, betrayal, conspiracy, horse riding, monarchy ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century
Place: england, scotland, london
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29%
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Mr Selfridge (2013)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Mr. Selfridge recounts the real life story of the flamboyant and visionary American founder of Selfridge's, London's lavish department store. Set in 1909 London, when women were reveling in a new sense of freedom and modernity, it follows ...
Style: stylized, captivating, realistic, serious, vintage
Plot: businessman, rise to the top, high society, visionary, department store, lifestyle, ambitious, success, materialism, career, manager, workplace ...
Time: edwardian era, 20th century
Place: england, london
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28%
The Sinking of the Laconia (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Germany
TV show
Story: Two-part drama based on the true story of the Allied ship Laconia, sunk in WWII by a German U-Boat, which then surfaced against orders to rescue the civilian crew
Style: realistic, serious, touching, suspenseful
Plot: submarine, world war two, rescue, sinking ship, pow, ship, military, german, war, ocean, shark, survivor ...
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28%
The House of Eliott (1991)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: The House of Eliott is a British television series produced and broadcast by the BBC in three series between 1991 and 1994. The series starred Stella Gonet and Louise Lombard as two sisters in 1920s London who establish a dressmaking business and ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere
Plot: fashion, fashion designer, society, family relations, workplace situations, workplace, lifestyle, ambition, photographer, dressmaker, notoriety, rise to the top ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: england, london, britain
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28%
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Admiral (2015)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 151 min.
Story: When the young republic of The Netherlands is attacked by England, France and Germany and faces its own civil war no less, only one man, Michael de Ruyter, can lead the county's strongest weapon, the Dutch fleet.
Style: epic, captivating, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: naval battle, war, ocean, state affairs, military, battles, civil war, soldier, leadership, heroic mission, sea, ship ...
Time: 17th century
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Our Zoo (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 312 min.
TV show
Story: “Our Zoo” follows the story of George, who being frustrated by memories of fighting in the great war and living with his extended family, wants to bring more beauty into the world. When he comes across a camel and monkey that are about to be ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, captivating, sincere
Plot: zoo, eccentric family, family business, life turned upside down, follow your dream, parents and children, couple relations, family relations, interwar period, world war one, war veteran, ex soldier ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: england
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28%
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Hindenburg: The Last Flight (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Discover the shocking secret behind one of the greatest disasters of the 20th century in this powerful, exhilarating, world war two thriller. When a chance encounter throws a young engineer into the depths of a deadly plot he begins a race against ...
Style: captivating, serious, suspenseful, stylized, realistic
Plot: zeppelin, airplane, catastrophe, conspiracy theory, world war two, ghost ship, world war one, ship, disaster, escapades, chaos and mayhem, mishap ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1937
Place: usa, new jersey, europe, germany
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28%
Windfall and Misfortunes (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: On April 1st, 1986, Jean-Guy Lavigueur, an unemployed blue-collar worker and his family won 7.6 million dollars. At the time, it was the largest amount ever won at Loto-Quebec's 6/49 weekly draws. What should have been the beginning of a ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, fairy tale, offbeat
Plot: lottery winner, society, life is a bitch, unemployment, working class, dysfunctional family, rags to riches, poverty, nouveau riche, slum, abusive boyfriend, rebellious daughter ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: quebec, canada, montreal
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27%
Tsunami: The Aftermath (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 111 min.
TV show
Story: Inspired by true accounts, this HBO miniseries focuses on a group of fictional characters caught up in the harrowing aftermath of the tsunami that devastated the coast of Thailand two years ago.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: disaster, natural disaster, tsunami, survival, adventure, journalism, society, forces of nature, escapades, village life, village, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
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27%
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Jamaica Inn (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 177 min.
TV show
Story: Set in 1820 against the forbidding backdrop of windswept Cornish moors, the story follows the journey of young and spirited Mary who is forced to live with her Aunt Patience after the death of her mother. Mary arrives at the isolated Jamaica Inn to ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, touching, tense, realistic ...
Plot: petty criminal, couples, murder, dangerous attraction, crimes, smuggling, romancing a criminal, woman in danger, innkeeper, hotel, who to trust, escape attempt ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, georgian era
Place: england, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Shooting the Past (1999)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 182 min.
TV show
Story: A US property developer realises that he has a battle on his hands when he tries to renovate a London building containing a vast photographic collection and discovers that the library employees will resort to anything to thwart him.
Style: surreal, touching, stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: gambling, fighting the system, mysterious character, society, workplace, culture clash, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, workplace romance, employee, library, battles ...
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Ring of Fire (2012)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
TV show
Story: When an oil rig causes an eruption in a small town, it's just the first in a series that could affect the dangerous Ring of Fire that contains most of the world's volcanoes. If these cataclysmic eruptions cannot be stopped, the Earth could ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: disaster, volcano, oil refinery, survival, catastrophe, escapades, forces of nature, humanity in peril, chaos, evacuation, earthquake, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Path to 9/11 (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: The Path to 9/11 was a two-part miniseries that aired in the United States on ABC television from September 10 – 11, 2006, and also in other countries. The film dramatizes the 1993 World Trade Center bombing in New York City and the events leading ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, bleak, realistic
Plot: terrorism, white house, hijacking, politics, crimes, government agency, dishonesty, head of state, state affairs, u.s. vice president, vice president, world trade center manhattan new york city ...
Time: september 11 2001, 90s, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c., new york, manhattan new york city
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26%
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Longitude (2000)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Parallel stories: 18th century Harrison builds the marine chronometer for safe navigation at sea; 20th century Gould is obsessed with restoring it.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: inventor, sea, sailboat, british navy, ocean, adventure, against the odds, military life, sea disaster, escapades, father son relationship, sailing ...
Time: 18th century, victorian era, georgian era, 1920s, 20th century
Place: england, jamaica
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Dancing on the Edge (2013)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
TV show
Story: A black jazz band becomes entangled in the aristocratic world of 1930s London as they seek fame and fortune.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, captivating, tense, erotic ...
Plot: jazz, rising to stardom, ambition, music, artists and showbiz, music band, musician's life, high society, aristocracy, interracial sex, lifestyle, mogul ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1933
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.2
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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 ⇓
25%
Great Expectations (2011)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: 'Great Expectations' opens with Pip as a boy (played as an young man by newcomer Douglas Booth, 'The Pillars of the Earth') on the marshes near his home, where he encounters the desperate escapee Magwitch (Winstone). Pip is ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, emotional, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: victorian england, generosity, charles dickens, orphan, lovers, rags to riches, poverty, convict, romance, inheritance, gentleman, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1820s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.2
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Silence (1971)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Two Jesuit priests encounter persecution when they travel to Japan in the 17th century to spread Christianity and search for their mentor.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, mental disorder, christianity, jesuit, religious persecution, clergy, life is a bitch, society, religions or cults, disorder, culture clash, fish out of water ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%