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, king, manipulation, queen, power struggle, politics, ambition, against the odds, high society, dishonesty, rise to the top, mistress, prophecy, political intrigue, throne, royal court, palace intrigue, fictional war, ruler, princess, parallel world, prince, heroes ...

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Most similar movies to Kings

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, captivating, realistic and stylized films and TV series with plots about state affairs, ambition, rivalry, dishonesty, royal family, politics and betrayal mostly in Drama, History and Biography 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, Fantasy
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 ...
Plot: queen, royal court, aristocracy, female protagonist, royal family, love triangle, historical character, intrigue, rivalry, state affairs, king, palaces castles and temples ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, scotland, europe
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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: royal family, king, prince, queen, rivalry, battles, political intrigue, power struggle, heir heiress, politics, betrayal, lovers ...
Time: 15th century
Place: england, europe
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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: serious, captivating, suspense, exciting, intense ...
Plot: time travel, serial killer, murder, time machine, love, danger, jack the ripper, fish out of water, time traveler, alternate timeline, death, alternate reality ...
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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: rise to the top, political intrigue, royal family, manipulation, state affairs, manipulations, ambition, blind ambition, society, dishonesty, betrayal, politics ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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: suspenseful, witty, clever, serious, realistic ...
Plot: cons and scams, royal family, society, state affairs, head of state, rise to the top, dishonesty, tough heroes, politics, heroes, ambition, political intrigue ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.5
 11K
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
Plot: royal family, state affairs, prince, forbidden love, monarchy, love and romance, couple relations, palaces castles and temples, king, crown prince, paparazzi, scandal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, united kingdom, europe, london
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54%
The Pillars of the Earth (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Germany, Canada, UK, Hungary
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Pillars of the Earth is an eight-part 2010 TV miniseries, adapted from Ken Follett's novel of the same name.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, visually appealing, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: medieval, catholic church, ambition, power struggle, throne, state affairs, religions or cults, manipulations, royal family, heir heiress, power relations, rivals ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
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51%
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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, cynical, witty, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: politics, manipulations, political intrigue, manipulation, state affairs, lobbyist, political corruption, intrigue, blind ambition, media, white house, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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50%
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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, clever ...
Plot: politics, president, family relations, divorce, reporter, private vs public, white house, state affairs, media, parents and children, government official, female politician ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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100%
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: royal court, queen, aristocracy, royal family, king, monarchy, throne, love and romance, intrigue, young woman, betrayal, palaces castles and temples ...
Time: 15th century
Place: england, europe
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48%
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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: atmospheric, captivating, twists and turns, sexual, epic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: fantasy world, intrigue, king, dragon, adventure, incest, imaginary, betrayal, political intrigue, swords and armor, power struggle, throne ...
Time: middle ages, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.9
 14K
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, 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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45%
 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 ...
Plot: historical character, queen, royal family, royal court, king, intrigue, love triangle, throne, couple relations, betrayal, king of england, aristocracy ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, renaissance
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, captivating, tense, thought provoking
Plot: alternate reality, espionage, fascism, betrayal, resistance, disorder, intrigue, rivalry, dishonesty, political intrigue, working undercover, state affairs ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, post world war two, 1960s, year 1962
Place: usa, japan, cuba, berlin germany, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Spanish Princess (2019)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: The beautiful Spanish princess, Catherine of Aragon, navigates the royal lineage of England with an eye on the throne.
Style: tense, suspense, captivating, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: royal court, king, royal family, queen of england, historical figure, death, intrigue, rivalry, dishonesty, ambition, family, culture clash ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: england, spain
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44%
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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, dictatorship, political intrigue, corrupted ruler, intrigue, anti heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe, germany, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, political intrigue, relationship vs career, ambition, family, state affairs, blind ambition, couples, husband wife relationship, career woman, politician ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
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42%
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I, Claudius (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 650 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, atmospheric, stylized, serious ...
Plot: roman empire, emperor, political intrigue, ancient rome, power struggle, ambition, betrayal, intrigue, incest, ancient, family feud, prophecy ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 1st century b.c., 50s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
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42%
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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: serious, realistic, stylized, factual
Plot: palace intrigue, queen elizabeth i, queen, royal family, political conspiracy, throne, state affairs, betrayal, head of state, dishonesty, rise to the top, patriotism ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe
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42%
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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, suspenseful ...
Plot: politics, rivalry, campaign, head of state, political intrigue, workplace situations, ambition, media, rise to the top, blind ambition, workplace, state affairs
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Last King (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 235 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: epic, serious, realistic, baroque
Plot: king, royal family, politics, mistress, social differences, ambition, rise and fall, society, love and romance, rivalry, betrayal, rise to the top ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, europe, holland, netherlands, london ...
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41%
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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, realistic, captivating, exciting, serious
Plot: british history, queen, queen elizabeth i, royal family, palace intrigue, ambition, power, rivalry, reenactment, throne, war, reconstruction ...
Time: 16th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, realistic, serious, captivating, epic
Plot: family relations, catastrophe, manipulation, vengeance, family life, rivalry, betrayal, manipulations, intrigue, rise to the top, dishonesty, diamond mine ...
Time: 19th century
Place: south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 8.5
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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, journalist, reporter, intrigue, power struggle, deception, manipulation, manipulations, dishonesty, state affairs, young woman ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Victoria & Albert (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 200 min.
TV show
Story: The passionate love story that was Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's lengthy marriage. Beginning in 1837, the year of King William IV's death and 18-year-old Victoria's ascension to the throne, the series charts the tumultuous period ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sentimental, stylized ...
Plot: queen victoria, royal family, husband wife relationship, head of state, love and romance, monarch, state affairs, royal court, romance, political unrest, couple relations, rise to the top ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: england, europe, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Tut (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
TV show
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, stylized, realistic, erotic
Plot: ancient egypt, pharaoh, ambition, rise to the top, political intrigue, head of state, state affairs, rivalry, royal family, dishonesty, king
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt
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39%
 6.8
 23K
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, fate of humanity, good versus evil, supernatural, danger, soldier, chosen one, survival, save the world, supernatural ability, future dystopia, chaos ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
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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: tense, serious, captivating, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: agent, terrorism, uncover truth, artifact, investigation, danger, satellite, confrontation with superior, politics, mars, outer space, space mission ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, montana, canada, soviet union, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: epic, bleak, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: corrupted ruler, heroes, battles, religions or cults, royal family, society, ambition, state affairs, dishonesty, rise to the top, bible, sword and sandal ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
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38%
 5.7
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Quo Vadis (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Ancient Rome, during the time of Emperor Nero. Vinicius, a young patrician, falls in love with the beautiful Lygia, the daughter of a Barbarian commander who was killed in battle, and wants her for his concubine. For Lygia, a Christian, being a ...
Style: captivating, sincere, serious, epic
Plot: fall in love, tragic love, heroic mission, ambition, rise to the top, rivalry, adventure, society, roman empire, royal family, religions or cults, state affairs ...
Time: 1st century
Place: europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%