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Ludwig II (2012)
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Ludwig II (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A dramatic retelling of the life of Ludwig II, King of Bavaria, one of the most fascinating monarchs of modern times. From his accession to the throne at the age of 18 to his passionate support of Richard Wagner and his music. From his ingenuous political commitment to his obsessive construction of extravagant palaces and to his gradual withdrawal into a lonely dream world, an epic narrative of breathtaking grandeur.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, stylized
Plot: king, suicide, princess, tragic hero, power relations, idealism, downfall, state affairs, palaces castles and temples, royal court, royal family, youth, mentally unstable, visionary, gay lead character, female director, gay, psychologist, mental illness, male nudity, insanity, kissing, hallucination, kiss, paranoia ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1880s, 1860s
Place: bavaria, germany, europe, versailles

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, stylized and captivating films with plots about state affairs, royal family, society, royal court, betrayal, dishonesty and politics mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like Ludwig II: Ludwig (1973), Mary Queen of Scots (2013), Falling Star (2014), Vision (2009), The Lion in Winter (1968). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Ludwig (1973)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, West Germany, Monaco
Duration: 238 min.
Story: A history of Ludwig, king of Bavaria, from his crowning in 1864 until his death in 1886.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: royal family, empress, politics, betrayal, state affairs, tragic hero, downfall, love affair, family life, palaces castles and temples, friendship, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1880s, 1870s
Place: europe, austria, munich germany, southern germany, bavaria
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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, realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: royal court, royal family, political intrigue, betrayal, political unrest, head of state, state affairs, palaces castles and temples, queen, monarchy, strong female presence, british royal family ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: scotland, england, europe
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Falling Star (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This colourful feature debut from experienced producer Luis Miñarro offers an almost hallucinatory look at the world of Amadeo of Savoy, who was king of an ungovernable Spain for two years around 1870. This intriguing episode is transformed into a ...
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: royal family, political unrest, royal court, society, state affairs, master and servant, gay interest, nudity (full frontal - brief), art, palaces castles and temples, isolation, unfulfillment ...
Time: 19th century
Place: spain, europe
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Vision (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Hildegard von Bingen was truly a woman ahead of her time. A visionary in every sense of the word, this famed 12th-century Benedictine nun was a Christian mystic, composer, philosopher, playwright, poet, naturalist, scientist, physician, herbalist ...
Style: atmospheric, sincere, emotional, captivating, serious ...
Plot: healing power, prodigy, human nature, monastery, idealism, introspection, visionary, power relations, gender, against the rules, clergy, hopes ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: germany, europe, rome italy
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The Lion in Winter (1968)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: 1183 AD: King Henry II's three sons all want to inherit the throne, but he won't commit to a choice. They and his wife variously plot to force him.
Style: stylized, realistic, captivating, factual, suspense ...
Plot: king, christmas, mistress, political intrigue, power struggle, infidelity, rivalry, throne, castle, queen, royal family, family relations ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: france, england
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God Loves Caviar (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Greece, Russia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The true-life, stranger-than-fiction tale of eighteenth-century Greek pirate turned merchant Ioannis Varvakis, who rose from humble beginnings to become the head of one of the largest mercantile empires in Europe.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, stylized
Plot: revolution, pirate, political intrigue, ambition, state affairs, idealism, political unrest, imperialism, dishonesty, rise to the top, society, politics ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 2010s
Place: greece, russia, europe, hellas, athens greece
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Saving Lincoln (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The almost entirely true story of Abraham Lincoln and his self-appointed bodyguard, U.S. Marshal Ward Hill Lamon - a banjo-playing Southerner who foiled repeated attempts on the President's life, and kept him functioning during the darkest ...
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, captivating
Plot: assassination attempt, american civil war, head of state, friendship, danger, state affairs, historical event, storytelling, assassination plot, death of son, bodyguard, friends ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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Farewell, My Queen (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A look at the relationship between Marie Antoinette and one of her readers during the final days of the French Revolution.
Style: stylized, realistic, serious
Plot: royal court, master and servant, revolution, royal family, king, state affairs, power relations, lesbian subtext, society, life is a bitch, palaces castles and temples, downfall ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1700s
Place: versailles, france, europe, paris france
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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: stylized, realistic, captivating, factual, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, king, love affair, queen, royal family, aristocracy, royal court, high society, tragic love, period piece, coup d'etat, unfaithful wife ...
Time: 18th century, year 1968, 1700s, 1770s, 1920s
Place: europe, denmark, england, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark ...
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Princess Kaiulani (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Lush scenery and gorgeous photography highlight this bio of Princess Ka'iulani (Q'Orianka Kilcher), a 19th-century Hawaiian princess raised in England but determined to maintain her people's independence from aggressive American ...
Style: sincere, emotional, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: fall in love, destiny, political unrest, politics, downfall, youth, life is a bitch, save the kingdom, princess, historical figure, social differences, redemption ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 9th century
Place: hawaii, usa
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Raspoutine (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A group of Russian noblemen want to maintain the monarchy and plan to kill Rasputin.
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, atmospheric, non-linear
Plot: rise to the top, empress, ambition, rise and fall, russian history, state affairs, political intrigue, royal court, society, clergy, conspiracy, battles ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1900s
Place: russia, europe, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg
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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: love and romance, royal court, empress, couple relations, palaces castles and temples, russian history, royal family, intrigue, dishonesty, rivalry, ambition, political intrigue ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, georgian era
Place: russia
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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, stylized, bleak, bad ending ...
Plot: royal court, royal family, queen elizabeth i, queen, state affairs, throne, rivalry, british history, cousin cousin relationship, betrayal, female protagonist, protestant ...
Time: 16th century
Place: scotland, england, europe, scottish highlands
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The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: West Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The film follows Kaspar Hauser (Bruno S.), who lived the first seventeen years of his life chained in a tiny cellar with only a toy horse to occupy his time, devoid of all human contact except for a man who wears a black overcoat and top hat who ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: german, human nature, youth, misfit, exploitation, tragedy, crime gone awry, mentor, dungeon, village life, village, feral man ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1820s
Place: germany, europe, bavaria, berlin germany
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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: serious, realistic, captivating, stylized
Plot: british royal family, tudors, religions or cults, couples, palaces castles and temples, state affairs, love and romance, head of state, dishonesty, intrigue, society, couple relations ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe, london
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Versailles (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 52 min.
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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 ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized, intellectual ...
Plot: royal court, king, royal family, betrayal, intrigue, rivalry, ambition, palaces castles and temples, state affairs, political intrigue, graphic violence, rise to the top ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, versailles
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The Girl King (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Finland, Canada, Germany, Sweden
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A portrait of the brilliant, extravagant Kristina of Sweden, queen from age six, who fights the conservative forces that are against her ideas to modernize Sweden and who have no tolerance for her awakening sexuality.
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, serious, baroque ...
Plot: lesbian interest, lesbian, queen, lesbian sex, royal family, lesbian romance, head of state, heir to the throne, forbidden love, love interest, royal court, society ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: sweden, europe
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The Crown Prince (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Austria, France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A great Empire, once famous for its enlightened traditions, is taken over by a ruthless political establishment. Religious fundamentalists and national separatists are tearing at the fabric of its liberal society. Under the influence of his ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: family relations, betrayal, state affairs, politics, couples, parents and children, royal family, forbidden love, social differences, tragic love, fall in love, couple relations ...
Time: 1890s
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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, stylized, sexual, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: king, queen, royal court, love triangle, siblings relations, seduction, royal family, intrigue, marriage, ambition, british history, mistress ...
Time: 16th century, 19th century, 18th century
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The Young Victoria (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: From Academy Award® winners Graham King and Martin Scorsese, along with the makers of Gosford Park and The Departed, comes the story of Queen Victoria’s early rise to power. From an object of a royal power-struggle to her romantic courtship and ...
Style: touching, realistic, dramatic, factual, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: queen victoria, royal family, aristocracy, period piece, queen, royal court, queen of england, love and romance, royalty, marriage, politics, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1820s, 1830s ...
Place: england, london, buckingham palace, europe, belgium
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The Madness of King George (1994)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: King George III's erratic behaviour leads to a plot in Parliament to have him declared insane and removed from the throne.
Style: witty, talky, clever, suspense, biting ...
Plot: mental illness, royal court, politics, parliament, queen, king, manic, power relations, outside help, treatment, unconventional method, ruler ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1780s, 19th century
Place: england, europe, london
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Rasputin (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Details the life of the Russian monk Rasputin. The film shows his rise to power and how it corrupted him. His sexual perversions and madness ultimatly leads to his gruesome assasination.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, atmospheric, thought provoking ...
Plot: assassination, clergy, intrigue, royal family, russian history, psychopath, ambition, tragic hero, revolution, royal court, murder, rebelliousness ...
Time: 1910s, year 1916, year 1917
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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Getulio (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Brazil, Portugal
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The movie depicts the political crisis that led to the suicide of president Getúlio Vargas, in the 19 days that preceded August 24, 1954. The crisis began with the attempted assassination of journalist and politician Carlos Lacerda in August 5, ...
Style: captivating, serious, stylized, realistic, bleak
Plot: politics, head of state, investigation, assassination attempt, life is a bitch, society, state affairs, political intrigue, journalism, dishonesty, political conspiracy, political unrest ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: brazil
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Biopic of Louis Cyr, strongest man in the world at the end of the 19th Century.
Style: touching, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: rise to the top, ambition, performer's life, strong man, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, humble, strongman, human
Time: 19th century
Place: canada, quebec
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Measuring the World (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Germany in the early 19th century. "Die Vermessung der Welt" follows the two brilliant and eccentric scientists Alexander von Humboldt and Carl Friedrich Gauss on their life paths.
Style: captivating, realistic, psychological, factual, semi serious ...
Plot: inventions and discoveries, scientist, explorer, mathematics, science, exploration, society, mathematician, friendship, rivalry, naturalist, pubic hair ...
Time: 19th century
Place: germany
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A Man for All Seasons (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Story of Sir Thomas More, who refused to accept the spiritual leadership of Henry VIII, and faces death as he struggles to remain loyal to his integrity.
Style: sincere, captivating, tense, talky, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, ego clash, intrigue, blind ambition, politics, state affairs, society, tragic hero, legal, fighting the system, rivalry, downfall ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe
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The King and the Clown (2005)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Set in the late 15th century during the reign of King Yeonsan, two male street clowns and tightrope walkers, Jangsaeng (Gam Wu-seong) and Gong-gil (Lee Joon-gi), are part of an entertainer troupe. Their manager prostitutes the beautiful Gong-gil to ...
Style: serious, touching, atmospheric, sincere, controversial ...
Plot: king, rich and poor, jester, fighting the system, lifestyle, state affairs, royal court, society, joseon dynasty, against the rules, street performer, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 16th century
Place: asia, korea, seoul, south korea
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Mary, Queen of Scots (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Mary Stuart, who was named Queen of Scotland when she was only six days old, is the last Roman Catholic ruler of Scotland. She is imprisoned at he age of 23 by her cousin Elizabeth Tudor, the English Queen and her arch adversary. Nineteen years ...
Style: captivating, realistic, stylized, serious
Plot: queen elizabeth i, betrayal, murder, political unrest, queen, execution, catholic, royal family, royal court, intrigue, state affairs, society ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: scotland, england, europe, britain, france
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Masquerade (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 131 min.
Story: During the confusing and conspiratorial Joseon Dynasty King Gwang-hae orders his councilor, HEO Kyun, to find him a double in order to avoid the constant threat of assassination. HEO Kyun finds Ha-sun, a jester who looks remarkably like the king, ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, captivating, stylized, mad ...
Plot: royal court, hidden identity, treason, throne, king, joseon dynasty, ruler, save the kingdom, political intrigue, forced into action, head of state, dishonesty ...
Time: 17th century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
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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: realistic, factual, colourful, melancholic, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: historical character, queen, french history, princess, royal family, royal court, palaces castles and temples, aristocracy, french revolution, female protagonist, state affairs, french ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: france, versailles, paris france, austria, europe ...
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33%