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The Borgias (1981)
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The Borgias (1981)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Historical story of the ruthless Rodrigo Borgia a man who intends to become Pope and who will not let anything stand in his way.
Plot: leonardo da vinci, pope, murder, priest, brother sister relationship, rise to power, italian history, religion
Time: 15th century, renaissance, 16th century, 1500s
Place: italy

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and epic films and TV series with plots about politics, betrayal, pope, italian history, state affairs, society and ambition mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like The Borgias: The Hollow Crown (2012), The Life of Leonardo Da Vinci (1971), Una vita scellerata (1990), The Black Arrow (2006), The Conclave (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Hollow Crown (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 150 min.
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, stylized, epic, realistic, captivating
Plot: royal family, queen, king, prince, state affairs, shakespeare, royal court, betrayal, political intrigue, battles, politics, dishonesty ...
Time: 15th century
Place: england, europe
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The Life of Leonardo Da Vinci (1971)
Genre: Biography
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 60 min.
Story: La Vita di Leonardo Da Vinci — in English, The Life of Leonardo da Vinci — is a 1971 Italian television miniseries dramatizing the life of the Italian Renaissance polymath Leonardo da Vinci. The Golden Globe-winning miniseries was directed by ...
Plot: leonardo da vinci, art, artist
Time: renaissance, 15th century, 16th century
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Una vita scellerata (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The story of Benvenuto Cellinin (1500 - 1571), a soldier and one of the most important craftsmen and artists of Renaissance Italy whose life was marked by many achievements and adventures, but also crimes.
Plot: sculpture, italian history, judge, pope, artist, cardinal the priest
Time: 1500s, renaissance, 16th century
Place: italy, florence
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Genre: Drama, History
Country: Austria, Germany, Hungary
Duration: 275 min.
Story: In 1477 Charles the Bold dies, his only child is a girl which cannot rule without a husband. Meanwhile in Austria, Emperor Frederick III and his antagonist Louis XI France battle over said marriage prospects, battles ensue, tragedy falls.
Plot: female nudity, male nudity
Time: 15th century
Place: austria
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The Black Arrow (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 540 min.
Story: The inspiring principle of the adaptation of the novel by R. L. Stevenson "The Black Arrow" for Tv is to shift the conflict of the War of the Two Roses from England to Tirolo, at the border between Italy and Germany, where the conflict ...
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The Conclave (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1458, five years after the fall of Constantinople to the Moslems, eighteen cardinals meet to elect a new pope. Rodrigo Borgia, a 27 year old cardinal learns to play a very dangerous game.
Plot: politics, vatican, cardinal the priest, pope
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Borgia (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic
Duration: 52 min.
Story: Borgia is a French-German-Czech historical drama television series created by Tom Fontana. The show recounts the Borgia family's rise to power and subsequent domination of the Papal States during the Renaissance. Borgia debuted in Italy via ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, gloomy, rough ...
Plot: political intrigue, clergy, church, political corruption, ambition, politics, rivalry, political unrest, power struggle, historical character, crime, blind ambition ...
Time: middle ages, renaissance, 15th century, 16th century, 1500s ...
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The Borgias (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, Hungary, Ireland, Canada
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Set in 15th century Italy at the height of the Renaissance, The Borgias chronicles the corrupt rise of patriarch Rodrigo Borgia to the papacy, where he proceeds to commit every sin in the book to amass and retain power, influence and enormous wealth ...
Style: captivating, serious, clever, epic, stylized ...
Plot: brother sister incest, clergy, intrigue, siblings relations, historical character, sin, rivalry, ruler, manipulations, secret, priest, state affairs ...
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Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
Story: Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire is a 2006 BBC One docudrama series, with each episode looking at a different key turning point in the history of the Roman Empire.
Style: captivating, epic, serious, realistic
Plot: roman empire, political intrigue, emperor, head of state, leadership, rise and fall, politics, state affairs, intrigue, rebelliousness, political unrest, religions or cults ...
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Country: UK, USA
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Plot: princess, palace intrigue, british royal family, monarchy, arranged marriage, court intrigue
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Jan Hus (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 240 min.
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Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Fantasy, History, Mystery, Romance
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Style: captivating, intellectual, exciting, witty, serious ...
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The Profession of Arms (2001)
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Genre: Drama, History
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Duration: 500 min.
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