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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, tragic hero, power relations, royal court, idealism, downfall, state affairs, palaces castles and temples, royal family, princess, 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, royal court, society, dishonesty, politics and betrayal mostly in History, Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like Ludwig II: Ludwig (1973), Mary Queen of Scots (2013), Falling Star (2014), Vision (2009), Versailles (2015). 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: captivating, realistic, serious, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: royal family, empress, politics, betrayal, tragic hero, love affair, state affairs, palaces castles and temples, family life, downfall, friendship, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1880s, 1870s
Place: europe, austria, bavaria
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95%
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, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: royal family, political intrigue, head of state, royal court, betrayal, political unrest, state affairs, palaces castles and temples, queen, monarchy, strong female presence, british royal family ...
Time: 16th century
Place: scotland, england, europe
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68%
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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: serious, realistic, stylized, captivating
Plot: royal family, political unrest, society, royal court, state affairs, master and servant, gay interest, nudity (full frontal - brief), art, palaces castles and temples, unfulfillment, isolation ...
Time: 19th century
Place: spain, europe
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64%
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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: sincere, atmospheric, emotional, serious, captivating ...
Plot: healing power, prodigy, human nature, religions or cults, monastery, hopes, against the rules, idealism, clergy, gender, introspection, visionary ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: germany, europe, rome italy
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46%
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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 ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, intellectual, stylized ...
Plot: royal court, royal family, king, intrigue, palaces castles and temples, betrayal, state affairs, political intrigue, ambition, rivalry, rise to the top, king of france ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, versailles
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46%
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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, captivating, stylized
Plot: assassination attempt, american civil war, head of state, friendship, danger, state affairs, historical event, death of son, storytelling, assassination plot, bodyguard, friends ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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45%
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: realistic, stylized, captivating, factual, suspense ...
Plot: king, christmas, mistress, political intrigue, power struggle, infidelity, throne, castle, queen, royal family, family relations, rivalry ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: france, england
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42%
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, royal family, master and servant, revolution, french revolution, state affairs, power relations, society, life is a bitch, palaces castles and temples, downfall, king ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 1780s
Place: versailles, europe, france, paris france
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42%
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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, suspense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: queen, royal family, king, love affair, love triangle, aristocracy, tragic love, royal court, high society, coup d'etat, period piece, marriage ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, year 1968, 1770s, 1920s
Place: europe, denmark, england, germany, copenhagen denmark ...
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41%
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, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: royal court, love and romance, couple relations, palaces castles and temples, royal family, political intrigue, ambition, intrigue, rivalry, state affairs, dishonesty, head of state ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1700s
Place: russia
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40%
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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: empress, ambition, rise to the top, rise and fall, society, political intrigue, state affairs, royal court, clergy, battles, conspiracy, battle ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: russia, europe, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg
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39%
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, bleak, bad ending, captivating ...
Plot: royal court, royal family, state affairs, queen, rivalry, cousin cousin relationship, betrayal, female protagonist, queen elizabeth i, protestant, throne, political unrest ...
Time: 16th century
Place: scotland, england, europe, scottish highlands
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37%
The Girl King (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Finland, Germany, Canada, Sweden, France
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, captivating, emotional, serious, baroque ...
Plot: lesbian interest, lesbian, royal family, queen, head of state, heir to the throne, love interest, forbidden love, royal court, society, love and romance, state affairs ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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, stylized, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: royal court, king, hidden identity, lookalikes, throne, ruler, political intrigue, save the kingdom, forced into action, danger, treason, state affairs ...
Time: 17th century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
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35%
The Crown Prince (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Austria, France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 180 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, forbidden love, state affairs, parents and children, royal family, couples, politics, infidelity, dishonesty, empress, political unrest ...
Time: 1890s
Place: austria, europe, vienna
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32%
God Loves Caviar (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, 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: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: revolution, pirate, political intrigue, ambition, state affairs, rise to the top, imperialism, idealism, dishonesty, political unrest, escapades, hopes ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 2010s
Place: greece, europe, russia, athens greece, hellas
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32%
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, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: german, dungeon, human nature, misfit, youth, tragedy, crime gone awry, mentor, mysterious character, power relations, re-education, social relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 1830s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: stylized, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: queen elizabeth i, murder, betrayal, political unrest, catholic, execution, queen, royal family, intrigue, tragic hero, society, state affairs ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: scotland, england, europe, britain
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31%
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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, sexy, sexual, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: queen, king, royal family, love triangle, seduction, royal court, intrigue, siblings relations, jealousy, family relations, betrayal, ambition ...
Time: 16th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, france, london, rome italy
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31%
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Rasputin (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 151 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: disturbing, serious, thought provoking, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: assassination, clergy, intrigue, royal family, ambition, politics, tragic hero, psychopath, betrayal, murder, revolution, royal court ...
Time: 1910s, year 1916, year 1917
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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30%
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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: serious, captivating, stylized, realistic, bleak
Plot: politics, head of state, investigation, political intrigue, political unrest, political conspiracy, downfall, dishonesty, assassination attempt, life is a bitch, state affairs, society ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: brazil
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30%
Louis Cyr : The Strongest Man in the World (2013)
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: captivating, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: ambition, rise to the top, performer's life, strong man, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, humble, human
Time: 19th century
Place: canada, quebec
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30%
The Madness of King George (1994)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: UK
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, offbeat, biting ...
Plot: mental illness, politics, royal court, parliament, queen, king, couple relations, mentally unstable, society, treatment, state affairs, doctors and patients ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, georgian era, 19th century, victorian england
Place: england, europe, london
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30%
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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: realistic, captivating, psychological, factual, semi serious ...
Plot: inventions and discoveries, scientist, explorer, mathematics, science, exploration, society, friendship, rivalry, mathematician, male nudity, pubic hair ...
Time: 19th century
Place: germany
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30%
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, atmospheric, touching, sincere, cynical ...
Plot: king, jester, against the rules, rebellion, fighting the system, royal court, lifestyle, love affair, state affairs, rich and poor, treason, society ...
Time: 16th century
Place: seoul, asia, korea, south korea
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29%
The Young Victoria (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 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, factual, romantic, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: royal family, aristocracy, queen victoria, queen, period piece, couple relations, love and romance, queen of england, marriage, royal court, politics, destiny ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, 1820s, 1830s, 1840s ...
Place: england, london, buckingham palace, europe, belgium
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29%
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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: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: ancient egypt, pharaoh, ambition, political intrigue, rise to the top, state affairs, rivalry, head of state, royal family, dishonesty, king
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt
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28%
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The Viceroys (2007)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, Spain, Germany, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, emotional, saga
Plot: family relations, politics, parents and children, state affairs, unfulfillment, political unrest, dishonesty, royal family, downfall, family life, revolution, society ...
Time: 19th century
Place: italy, sicily, europe, sicily italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, musician's life, state affairs, love affair, king, dancing, ballet, king of france, infidelity, love triangle ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, europe, versailles
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27%
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 27K
Henry V (1989)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Gritty adaption of William Shakespeare's play about the English King's bloody conquest of France.
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: medieval, battles, kingdom, war, politics, king, royal family, love and romance, state affairs, mistress, military, tragedy ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: france, europe, england, london, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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