Movies and TV shows like Kings

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Kings (2009)
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Kings (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A riveting drama about a modern day monarchy, a contemporary re-telling of the timeless tale of David and Goliath. This series is an epic story of greed and power, war and romance, forbidden loves and secret alliances -- and a young hero who rises to power in a modern-day kingdom.
Style: epic, serious, exciting, captivating, biblical
Plot: royal family, alternate reality, chosen one, manipulation, king, queen, power struggle, politics, high society, rise to the top, ambition, against the odds, dishonesty, mistress, prophecy, political intrigue, throne, royal court, palace intrigue, ruler, princess, fictional war, heroes, parallel world, prince ...

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Most similar movies to Kings

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and stylized films and TV series with plots about state affairs, royal family, politics, ambition, rivalry, dishonesty and political intrigue mostly in Drama, History and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Kings: Reign (2013), The Hollow Crown (2012), Time After Time (2017), Wolf Hall (2015), To Play the King (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Reign (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Mary, Queen of Scots, faces political and sexual intrigue in the treacherous world of the French court.
Style: sexy, stylized, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: queen, royal family, female protagonist, royal court, aristocracy, historical character, state affairs, love triangle, intrigue, rivalry, king, throne ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, scotland, europe
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100%
The Hollow Crown (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 150 min.
TV show
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, stylized, epic, harsh ...
Plot: king, royal family, queen, heir to the throne, betrayal, rivalry, battles, prince, political intrigue, power struggle, historical character, lovers ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Time After Time (2017)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The adventures of young H.G. Wells and his time machine.
Style: captivating, serious, exciting, intense, suspense ...
Plot: time travel, serial killer, murder, love, time machine, jack the ripper, fish out of water, death, alternate reality, alternate timeline, betrayal, time traveler ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Wolf Hall (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
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, captivating, stylized, factual, suspense ...
Plot: royal family, rise to the top, political intrigue, manipulation, state affairs, ambition, dishonesty, society, blind ambition, betrayal, politics, rise and fall ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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To Play the King (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 218 min.
TV show
Story: Francis Urquhart, unscrupulous but cunning Conservative politician, managed to become the British prime minister and crush all significant opposition. But his survival on the top is threatened by a liberal monarch and some skeletons in the closet.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, cynical, tense ...
Plot: royal family, cons and scams, heroes, survival, state affairs, society, head of state, ambition, rise to the top, politics, dishonesty, throne ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.4
 13K
The Royals (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Drama about a fictional British Royal family set in modern day London, who inhabit a world of opulence and regal tradition that caters to any and every desire, but one that also comes with a price tag of duty, destiny and intense public scrutiny.
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: royal family, state affairs, monarchy, forbidden love, paparazzi, prince, love and romance, couple relations, crown prince, scandal, society, king ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, united kingdom, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Political Animals (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
Story: Political Animals is a six-part miniseries. Elaine Barrish's husband Bud was a popular President of the United States during the 1990s despite his extramarital affairs. After leaving the White House, Elaine Barrish was elected Governor of ...
Style: realistic, serious, talky, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: politics, private vs public, family relations, president, divorce, reporter, state affairs, white house, media, parents and children, government official, female politician ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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House of Cards (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
TV show
Story: Set in present day Washington, D.C., House of Cards is the story of Frank Underwood, a ruthless and cunning politician, and his wife Claire who will stop at nothing to conquer everything. This wicked political drama penetrates the shadowy world of ...
Style: serious, clever, cynical, witty, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: politics, political corruption, political intrigue, manipulation, state affairs, lobbyist, intrigue, blind ambition, media, strategy, power relations, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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The White Queen (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, France
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: aristocracy, queen, royal court, royal family, monarchy, king, throne, seduction, love and romance, forced marriage, young woman, intrigue ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Game of Thrones (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 57 min.
TV show
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: captivating, epic, atmospheric, sexual, twists and turns ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, boys' night, teens
Plot: fantasy world, king, dragon, intrigue, adventure, incest, medieval, political intrigue, betrayal, power struggle, throne, swords and armor ...
Time: middle ages, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Ten Commandments (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
TV show
Story: When an oracle prophesizes that a child will become Prince of Egypt, a time of danger approaches the kingdom. The Egyptian Pharaoh orders the massacre of all newborn males. But one child, Moses-the son of a Hebrew slave-escapes certain death when he ...
Style: biblical, exciting, epic, serious
Plot: bible, hopes, adventure, rescue, destiny, against the odds, human spirit, heroes, leadership, redemption, siblings relations, plague ...
Place: egypt, middle east, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.9
 16K
Versailles (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
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, intrigue, betrayal, rivalry, ambition, political intrigue, graphic violence, state affairs, rise to the top, dishonesty ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Legend of Dugu (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: “He who has Dugu, has the world”. Daughters of a court official, Dugu Banruo, Dugu Mantuo, and Dugu Jialou were always destined for greatness. Blessed with beauty, intelligence, and connections, the Dugu sisters grew up knowing they were the ...
Style: tense, psychological, captivating, disturbing, suspense
Plot: politics, palace intrigue, political intrigue, intrigue, fight for supremacy, dysfunctional family, power struggle, empress, political unrest, dynasty, sister sister relationship, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.1
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The Tudors (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Ireland, Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: captivating, stylized, serious, sexual, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: historical character, royal court, king, queen, love triangle, royal family, intrigue, aristocracy, throne, power struggle, betrayal, heir ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Man in the High Castle (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Based on Philip K. Dick's award-winning novel, The Man in the High Castle explores what it would be like if the Allied Powers had lost WWII, and Japan and Germany ruled the United States.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: alternate reality, espionage, fascism, assassination, betrayal, resistance, multiverse, rivalry, dishonesty, intrigue, working undercover, political intrigue ...
Time: 60s, post world war two, 20th century, year 1962
Place: usa, japan, san francisco, new york, berlin germany ...
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29%
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Elizabeth I (2017)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Elizabeth I may be remembered as the greatest monarch to rule England, but during her lifetime she was beset by enemies and hers was a life of constant battling.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, exciting, captivating
Plot: british history, queen, palace intrigue, royal family, queen elizabeth i, power, ambition, rivalry, war, throne, royalty, british royal family ...
Time: 16th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Politician's Husband (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Aiden Hoynes is a senior cabinet minister who has always put his career before family, with the support of Freya, his devoted wife and mother to their two young children. But when Freya's own political career takes off and threatens to ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, tense, psychological ...
Plot: politics, betrayal, relationship vs career, political intrigue, ambition, family, blind ambition, state affairs, couples, husband wife relationship, career woman, politician ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.3
 15K
Richard III (1995)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Shakespeare's Play transplanted into a 1930s setting.
Style: talky, atmospheric, stylized, witty, clever ...
Plot: royal family, betrayal, manipulation, murder, ambition, battles, politics, intrigue, corrupted ruler, political intrigue, state affairs, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe, germany, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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The Great (2020)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A genre-bending, anti-historical ride through 18th century Russia following the rise of Catherine the Nothing to Catherine the Great and her explosive relationship with husband Peter, the emperor of Russia.
Style: stylized, realistic, humorous, epic, sexy
Plot: royal court, queen, king, empress, royal family, russian empire, imperial russia, monarch, intrigue, ambition, russian history, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century
Place: russia
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28%
 8.9
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I, Claudius (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 669 min.
TV show
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, stylized, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: roman empire, emperor, political intrigue, ancient rome, power struggle, ambition, betrayal, incest, ancient, intrigue, ancient history, prophecy ...
Time: 1st century b.c., 1st century, 50s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.7
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Elizabeth R (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
TV show
Story: When Elizabeth Tudor comes to the throne, her (male) advisors know she has to marry. Doesn't she?
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, factual
Plot: palace intrigue, queen elizabeth i, queen, throne, political conspiracy, royal family, betrayal, state affairs, patriotism, dishonesty, tragic hero, head of state ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe, london
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28%
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Joy of Life (2019)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: China
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Zhang Qing, a present-day college student in culture and history major wants to study in professor Ye's postgraduate class, so he decides to write a historical fiction to elaborate his perspective of analyzing ancient literature history with ...
Style: exciting, captivating
Plot: political intrigue, royal family, fantasy world, chinese emperor, palace intrigue, time traveler, time travel, adventure, martial artist, love at first sight, secret agents, royal palace ...
Place: ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.5
 755
Spin (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: The President of the French Republic, visiting Saint-Etienne in the Loire, in a striking plant dies, victim of a bomb attack. The political world is agitated: early presidential elections to be held within the next thirty-five days. There is no ...
Style: tense, serious, captivating, realistic, clever ...
Plot: politics, rivalry, political intrigue, campaign, head of state, ambition, media, rise to the top, workplace situations, blind ambition, state affairs, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Charles II: The Power and The Passion (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 188 min.
TV show
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: serious, realistic, epic, baroque
Plot: king, royal family, politics, mistress, rise and fall, ambition, social differences, rivalry, head of state, society, rise to the top, betrayal ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, europe, holland, london, netherlands ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.5
 14K
House of Cards (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 226 min.
TV show
Story: Francis Urquhart is the chief whip of the Conservative party. When Margaret Thatcher resigns as leader, he remains neutral and after a general election where the conservatives are returned with a reduced majority, he fully expects the new Prime ...
Style: tense, witty, realistic, serious, clever ...
Plot: politics, political intrigue, state affairs, journalist, reporter, manipulation, power struggle, deception, intrigue, dishonesty, political corruption, coworker ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
King Sejong the Great (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: "The Great King, Sejong" is a full-scale political drama describing how King Sejong and his loyal retainers cooperate and contrive to make his dynasty a better place. While King Sejong was on the throne, the Joseon Dynasty enjoyed ...
Style: political, realistic, stylized, serious, atmospheric
Plot: palace intrigue, historical figure, king, royalty, joseon dynasty, faithfulness, government, political intrigue, crown prince, ruler, political unrest, korean history ...
Time: 15th century
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.7
 24K
Dominion (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Dominion is an epic supernatural drama set in the near future. Specifically, 25 years after "The Extinction War," when an army of lower angels, assembled by the archangel Gabriel, waged war against mankind. The archangel Michael, turning ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, dark ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: angel, good versus evil, fate of humanity, soldier, chosen one, save the world, chaos, supernatural, battles, supernatural ability, future dystopia, survival ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Master of the Game (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 413 min.
TV show
Story: Elderly Kate Blackwell looks back at her family's life beginning with her Scottish father Jamie McGregor's journey to South Africa to make his fortune in diamonds. The family history is littered with revenge, lust, betrayal, manipulation, ...
Style: family saga, captivating, realistic, serious, epic
Plot: vengeance, family life, family relations, rivalry, betrayal, dishonesty, rise to the top, intrigue, disaster, catastrophe, manipulation, diamond mine ...
Time: 19th century
Place: south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
A Story of David: The Hunted (1960)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Israel
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Directed by Bob McNaught. King Saul of Israel is jealous of the fame and adoration of David, who long ago slew Goliath and brought victory to Saul's armies. Now Saul, egged on by his Edomite counselor Doeg, attempts to have David killed. ...
Style: realistic, serious, epic, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: battles, religions or cults, rise to the top, society, state affairs, ambition, dishonesty, heroes, corrupted ruler, royal family, ancient history, bible ...
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Pioneer One (2010)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Pioneer One is a 2010 American web series produced by Josh Bernhard and Bracey Smith. It has been funded purely through donations, and is the first series created for and released on BitTorrent networks.
Style: serious, tense, captivating, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: agent, terrorism, uncover truth, investigation, artifact, satellite, politics, mars, outer space, space mission, government agency, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, montana, canada, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%