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: catastrophe, fire, save the day, danger, chaos and mayhem, working class, escapades, poverty, destruction, king, prison, dancing, abduction, torture, prostitution, adultery, baker, period piece, burning
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 suspenseful films and TV series with plots about danger, society, catastrophe, escapades, family relations, state affairs and dishonesty mostly in Drama, History and Action genres. Some movies like The Great Fire: Jamestown (2017), Banished (2015), The Last Kingdom (2015), The Sinking of the Laconia (2010), Titanic: Blood and Steel (2012). 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, melancholic
Plot: colony, love affair, working class family, society, intrigue, women, conspiracy
Time: 17th century, 1600s
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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: survival, confined, colonialism, life is a bitch, colony, danger, community, prison, moral dilemma, governor, control, 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, bleak, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: daring rescue, heroic mission, survival, adventure, save the day, family relations, chaos, military life, battle zone, parents and children, race against time, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, year 1917
Place: canada, belgium, nova scotia
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53%
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: realistic, captivating, epic, stylized, exciting ...
Plot: king, battles, kingdom, danger, castle, escapades, rivalry, vengeance, heroes, political unrest, british, viking ...
Time: middle ages, 9th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The Sinking of the Laconia (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
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, ship, rescue, ocean or sea, german, military, danger, pow, world war two, ocean, survivor, sinking ship ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
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50%
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: stylized, serious, realistic, epic
Plot: iceberg, titanic, danger, workplace situations, social differences, sea disaster, heir heiress, workplace, irish, working class, society, ship ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, 19th century, edwardian era, year 1912 ...
Place: ireland, new york, europe, belfast
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47%
The Devil's Whore (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 55 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, stylized, epic, captivating, realistic
Plot: treason, civil war, battles, revolution, political unrest, rebellion, betrayal, state affairs, sexual tension, parliament, husband wife relationship, throne ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: england, europe, london
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45%
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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, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: king of england, british history, planned murder, activist, catholic priest, catholic, parliament, religion, treason, execution, british royal family, assassination plot ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: england, scotland, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 6.3
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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: emotional, captivating, realistic, tense, psychological ...
Plot: state affairs, political unrest, rebellion, love and romance, society, social differences, idealism, family relations, new world, colony, treason, aristocracy ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, new england, massachusetts
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40%
Pompeii: The Last Day (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, France, Spain
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: bleak, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: roman empire, catastrophe, heroes, legends and myths, life is a bitch, on the run, escapades, danger, forces of nature, society, gladiator, slave ...
Time: ancient history, 70s, 1st century
Place: mediterranean sea, pompeii
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39%
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, life is a bitch, society, unemployment, working class, rags to riches, dysfunctional family, poverty, rebellious daughter, abusive boyfriend, slum, nouveau riche ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: canada, montreal, montreal quebec canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Longitude (2000)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 250 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, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: inventor, sailboat, sea, adventure, military life, against the odds, ocean or sea, sea disaster, ocean, escapades, danger, british navy ...
Time: 18th century, 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1700s
Place: jamaica, england
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37%
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: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: royal family, king, execution, power, horse riding, conspiracy, betrayal, treason, coronation, rivalry, spy, monarchy ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century
Place: scotland, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Smoke (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: An experienced fire fighter is badly injured and spends almost a year recovering at home. Now he returns to work, but is he as emotionally and physically sound as he thinks he is?
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: firefighter, rescue, workplace, workplace situations, danger, injury, fire department, partners, bravery, natural disaster, evacuation, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
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35%
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Mata Hari (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Russia, Portugal, Ukraine
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A sex icon becomes a spy during one of the most important wars of the 20th century.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, disturbing
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: espionage, femme fatale, working undercover, dishonesty, undercover, danger, tragic hero, seductress, strong female presence, dancer, spy
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1900s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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City of Vice (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: City of Vice is a British historical crime drama television series set in Georgian London and was first screened on 14 January 2008 on Channel 4. It is produced by Touchpaper Television part of the RDF Media Group. The series mixes fiction with fact ...
Style: captivating, serious, tense, suspense, rough ...
Plot: blind character, murder, fighting crime, crimes, rivalry, gang, prostitution, novelist, prostitute, brothel, police, partners against crime ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: london, england
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33%
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Admiral (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
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, serious, realistic
Plot: naval battle, battles, war, state affairs, military, ocean or sea, heroic mission, ocean, danger, leadership, soldier, civil war ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Tsunami: The Aftermath (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 186 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: realistic, serious, touching, emotional
Plot: tsunami, survival, natural disaster, catastrophe, adventure, journalism, danger, society, forces of nature, escapades, bittersweet, sea disaster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 7.3
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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, politics, rich and poor, family relations, royal family, siblings relations, romance, state affairs, high society, infidelity, power relations, intrigue ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, georgian era
Place: england, ireland, europe
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33%
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: serious, suspenseful, bleak, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: terrorism, white house, politics, government agency, crimes, danger, deadly, hijacking, head of state, state affairs, dishonesty, revisionist history ...
Time: september 11 2001, 21st century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, washington d.c.
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33%
Hindenburg: The Last Flight (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 106 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, stylized, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: zeppelin, catastrophe, airplane, danger, landing, swastika, conspiracy theory, chaos and mayhem, escapades, nazi uniform, german abroad, airfield ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1937
Place: europe, usa, new jersey, germany
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32%
The Saboteurs (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Norway, Denmark, UK, Czech Republic, Sweden
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The story about the heavy water war unfolds during the prolouge, eruption and the end of the second world war. We follow the story of the the key personnel in the race of who develops the atomic bomb first.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: world war two, atomic bomb, ambition, danger, heroic mission, inventions and discoveries, moral dilemma, soldier, military, resistance, bomb, chemistry ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 1930s
Place: norway, europe, england
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32%
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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: stylized, bleak, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: christianity, life is a bitch, clergy, danger, society, human nature, culture clash, fish out of water, disorder, religions or cults, religious persecution, jesuit ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Mill (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Powerful historical drama series, based on the lives of real people, telling the story of young 19th-century apprentices taking their lives into their own hands for the first time.
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: working class, workplace, life is a bitch, factory worker, society, factory, power relations, mechanic, realism, family relations, rich and poor, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england
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Call the Midwife (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Drama following the lives of a group of midwives working in the poverty-stricken East End of London during the 1950s, based on the best-selling memoirs of Jennifer Worth.
Style: stylized, touching, sincere, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: convent, midwife, nurse, nun, child birth, childbirth, doctor, family life, family relations, friends, nursing, pregnancy ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 1960s, 60s, year 1961 ...
Place: england, london, europe
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29%
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37 Days (2014)
Genre: History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The story of what happened in the few weeks immediately preceding World War I.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: world war one, historical character, politics, head of state, assassination, state affairs, society, political unrest, negotiation, political thriller, diplomacy, summer ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1914
Place: england, europe, france, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Bonfire of Destiny (2019)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: After a devastating fire in 1897 Paris, three women find their lives upended by betrayal, deception, and romantic turmoil. Inspired by real events.
Style: touching, disturbing, suspenseful, contemplative, rough ...
Plot: fire, tragedy, danger, catastrophe, deadly, crimes, death, social differences, vengeance, conflict, netflix
Time: 1890s, 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Life in Squares (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 171 min.
TV show
Story: A story of the close and often fraught relationship between sisters Vanessa Bell and Virginia Woolf.
Style: realistic, captivating, emotional, serious, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: artist, love triangle, rebelliousness, love and romance, couples, family relations, friendship, self discovery, bohemian, poet, gays and lesbians, gender ...
Time: 20th century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Cambridge Spies (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 235 min.
TV show
Story: In 1934, four brilliant Cambridge men are recruited to spy for Russia. Fueled by youthful idealism, a passion for social justice and a talent for lying, they take huge personal risks to pass Britain's biggest secrets to Moscow. Based on true ...
Style: serious, realistic, contemplative, tense, suspense
Plot: secret agents, espionage, double agent, treason, spy, university, betrayal, kgb, wartime life, idealism, hidden identity, rivalry ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: russia, europe, england, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Poldark (1975)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Period drama series about the brooding rivalry between former soldier Ross Poldark and local industrialist George Warleggan, and the two women in their lives. Based on the books by Winston Graham.
Style: saga, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: countryside, estate, social differences, rich and poor, love triangle, romance, society, unfulfillment, siblings relations, homecoming, unfulfilled love, couple relations ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1700s, georgian era
Place: england, europe, britain, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%