Movies like Edward II 1970

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Edward II (1970)
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Edward II (1970)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The reign of Edward II, King of England, is troubled from the start when he brings his male lover, hated by the nobles, out of exile.
Plot: king, infidelity, murder, archbishop, male homosexuality, mourning, killer, prince, cheating wife, queen, death, torture, homosexual, villain, unfaithful wife, homosexuality, father son relationship, homosexual love, blood, earl, torment, death of father, table, bishop, severed head ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, captivating, realistic and atmospheric films with plots about king, murder, betrayal, queen, father son relationship, death and royal family mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like Edward II: Gunpowder, Treason & Plot (2004), Light Arose (2017), The Lion in Winter (1968), Hagbard and Signe (1967), Macbeth (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Edward II (1991)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In this Derek Jarman version of Christopher Marlowe's Elizabethan drama, in modern costumes and settings, Plantagenet king Edward II hands the power-craving nobility the perfect excuse by taking as lover besides his diplomatic wife, the French ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, factual, sincere ...
Plot: conspiracy, royal family, couples, love and romance, state affairs, society, betrayal, gender, dishonesty, friendship, king, queen ...
Time: 14th century, 90s
Place: london
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95%
Gunpowder, Treason & Plot (2004)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 205 min.
Story: A BBC miniseries based loosely on the lives of Mary, Queen of Scots, and her son James I of England.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: royal family, king, execution, power, horse riding, spy, conspiracy, rivalry, treason, betrayal, coronation, monarchy ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century
Place: england, scotland, london
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84%
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Light Arose (2017)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Sri Lanka
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Aloko Udapadi is a Sinhalese epic historical film based on the story of King Valagamba of Anuradhapura (89 – 77 BCE).
Plot: buddhism, king, army, chariot, power, temple, fight, kill, tamil, sword, battles, security ...
Place: sri lanka
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69%
National Theatre Live: King Lear (2011)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 156 min.
Story: An ageing monarch. A kingdom divided. A child’s love rejected. As Lear’s world descends into chaos, all that he once believed is brought into question. One of the greatest works in Western literature, King Lear explores the very nature of human ...
Plot: betrayal, murder of daughter, illegitimate child, grief, sibling rivalry, king, father daughter reunion, sister sister relationship, death of daughter, father daughter relationship, insanity, illegitimate son ...
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69%
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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, throne, rivalry, castle, queen, royal family, family relations ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Hagbard and Signe (1967)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Denmark, Iceland, Sweden
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The mountain slopes of Iceland are shown to excellent advantage in the Scandinavian epic Hagbard and Signe. The story, based on an ancient legend, concerns Hagbard (Oleg Vidov), the son of a slain Norse king. Seeking revenge against the rival clan ...
Style: saga
Plot: king, sauna, youth, shield, murder, love, horse, medieval, young man, nudity (full frontal - brief), gold, sword ...
Time: 5th century
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61%
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Macbeth (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In eleventh century Scotland, three witches foretell that Macbeth will become King, while Banquo will beget Kings. Macbeth accordingly has King Duncan slain, and is duly crowned in his place. But that's where his problems really begin...
Plot: blood, witch, child murder, knife, suicide, prophecy, regicide, king, murder, shakespeare
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Pericles, Prince of Tyre (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 177 min.
Story: When Pericles discovers the dread answer to Antioch's riddle, he flees for his life straight into famine, shipwreck, love, fatherhood, and another shipwreck; he loses his wife and daughter, and doesn't find them again until the story moves ...
Plot: king, prince, bbc, shakespeare
Place: ancient greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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The Conspiracy of Torture (1969)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In 1599 Italy, Beatrice Cenci is the teenage daughter of the crazed landowner and nobleman Francesco Cenci whom he keeps his daughter locked up in the dungeon of his castle and sexually abuses her as well. Beatrice then plots with her stepmother, ...
Plot: castle, murder, sadist, death sentence, bondage, father daughter incest, male objectification, screaming man, sadistic violence, screaming, male bare butt, sadistic cruelty ...
Time: 16th century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Henry VIII of England discards one wife, Katharine of Aragon, who has failed to produce a male heir, in favor of the young and beautiful Anne Boleyn.
Style: talky, touching, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: british history, tudors, ambition, frame up, infidelity, king, betrayal, romance, politics, intrigue, love and romance, tragic hero ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 1500s, 1930s, 18th century ...
Place: england, europe, britain, london, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
A Vote for the King of the Romans (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic
Story: Czech Television's epic historical film draws on the breathtaking dramatic life of the great of Czech history, King Charles IV.
Plot: king, knight, czech, european history, aristocrat, election, father son relationship, czech history, monarch
Time: 14th century
Place: central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Macbeth (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A ruthlessly ambitious Scottish lord siezes the throne with the help of his scheming wife and a trio of witches.
Style: atmospheric, disturbing, bleak, serious, captivating ...
Plot: murder, betrayal, ambition, ghost, rise and fall, prophecy, rise to power, throne, tragic hero, rivalry, supernatural ability, heroes ...
Time: 11th century, middle ages, 70s
Place: scotland, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Closing Numbers (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Keith, Anna and their son Peter are a close, loving family living in a smart suburban street of a provincial city. Anna is a typical middle-class housewife, filling her day with good works, until one day, when she finds a note that leads to a ...
Plot: gay, infidelity, hiv, aids, bisexuality, in the closet, male homosexuality, bisexual, closeted homosexual, gay interest, homosexuality
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Broken Crown (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In a Spain consumed by ambition and power, the future of an empire depends of the mind state of a single woman.
Style: sentimental, exciting, romantic, captivating
Plot: palace intrigue, duke, queen, king, court intrigue, princess, empire, kingdom, arranged marriage, european history, husband wife relationship, ceremony ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century, 1500s
Place: spain, central europe, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Marriage of Gustav III (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Sweden, Finland
Duration: 180 min.
Story: The Swedish King Gustav III is bold and courageous regarding government. He is to marry a Danish princess. But when it comes to love and courtship, the king feels lost. Therefore he asks the loyal and experienced Captain Munck for assistance.
Plot: king, queen, marriage, royalty, duke
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, cynical ...
Plot: king, jester, fighting the system, lifestyle, state affairs, rich and poor, royal court, society, against the rules, street performer, artists and showbiz, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 16th century
Place: asia, korea, seoul, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Boris Godunov (1986)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union, Poland, Czechoslovakia, West Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Praised for its fine photography and production design if not its narrative, Sergei Bondarchuk directed this adaptation of the tale by Alexander Pushkin. Boris Godunov came to the Czarist throne at the end of the 16th century, after the original ...
Plot: russian history, bell, impostor, torture, battles, battle, coronation, murder, usurper, idiot, czar
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Throne (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Ancient Korea, July 4, 1762. The Crown Prince Hyojang, posthumously named Sado, son of King Yeongjo of Joseon, is accused of treason. Thus, the king asks him to commit suicide, but his closest vassals prevent it, so the king orders the prince to get ...
Style: captivating, atmospheric, serious, psychological
Plot: father son relationship, crown prince, royal family, family conflict, king, korean history, joseon dynasty, royalty, teaching the ways of the world, rivalry, politics, palace intrigue ...
Time: 18th century
Place: korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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All Is True (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A look at the final days in the life of playwright William Shakespeare.
Style: captivating, tense, touching, psychological, based on true events
Plot: british history, father daughter relationship, historical figure, fictional biography, family secret, family secrets, playwright, retirement, husband wife relationship, church, shakespeare, society ...
Time: 17th century
Place: united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Troy (2004)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA, Malta, UK
Duration: 163 min.
Story: In year 1250 B.C. during the late Bronze age, two emerging nations begin to clash. Paris, the Trojan prince, convinces Helen, Queen of Sparta, to leave her husband Menelaus, and sail with him back to Troy. After Menelaus finds out that his wife was ...
Style: epic, exciting, serious, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: warrior, mythology, sword fight, army, greek mythology, courage, ancient, battlefield, betrayal, tragic hero, war, king ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Slave Queen of Babylon (1963)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: General Onnos returns from a successful military campaign to the Assyrian capital of Nineveh. He presents King Minurte with a number of newly-captured slaves including Kir, defeated king of the Dardanians. Kir attracts the attention of Semiramis, a ...
Plot: peplum, sword and sandal, forced labor, steam bath, queen, torture, poisoned drink, sword fight, arrow in chest, chariot, loincloth, murder ...
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40%
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Macbeth (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Feature film adaptation of Shakespeare's Scottish play about General Macbeth whose ambitious wife urges him to use wicked means in order to gain power of the throne over the sitting king, Duncan.
Style: bleak, stylized, captivating, brutal, atmospheric ...
Plot: betrayal, murder, ambition, medieval, crown, assassination, couple relations, state affairs, tragic hero, rise and fall, losing-it hero, witches ...
Time: middle ages, 11th century, 70s, 1930s
Place: scotland, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Rasputin (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Into an era seething with war and revolution, a man comes with an incredible power to heal a nation...or destroy it. Based on the true story of one of the most powerful and mysterious figures in Russian history.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: murder, ambition, clergy, state affairs, unfulfillment, society, rise and fall, rebelliousness, royal family, politics, visionary, revolution ...
Time: year 1916, edwardian era
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Hero (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Medieval fable of sorcery and witchcraft in a remote corner of the Scottish highlands.
Style: fable
Plot: ambush, father son relationship, adultery, assassination attempt, infidelity, murder, magic, love, witch, scot, initiation, extramarital affair ...
Place: scotland
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39%
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Hamlet (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Tony Richardson's Hamlet is based on his own stage production. Filmed entirely within the Roundhouse in London (a disused train shed), it is shot almost entirely in close up, focusing the attention on faces and language rather than action.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, serious, tense
Plot: tragic love, murder, ghost, tragedy, hidden identity, unfulfillment, tragic hero, deadly, dishonesty, assassination, heroes, supernatural ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, europe
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39%
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The King (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, Hungary, USA, Australia
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In 15th-century England, Prince Hal transforms from wayward wastrel to powerful king after he reluctantly inherits the throne and its many conflicts.
Style: bleak, disturbing, suspense, rough, surprise ending
Plot: king, british history, king of england, father son relationship, mentor protege relationship, kingdom, warrior, war, death of father, boy, prince, aristocrat ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: england, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The First King (2019)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, Belgium
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Two brothers, Romulus and Remus, will have to rely on each other to survive in a hostile world. The city of Rome, one of the greatest empires in history, will be born from their deeds and bloody battles.
Style: suspense, tense, psychological, exciting, captivating
Plot: king, mythology, ancient rome, roman, twin brother, fratricide, flood, religion, journey, friendship, historical event, sacrifice ...
Place: rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Hamlet (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 242 min.
Story: Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer, his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, serious, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: prince, murder, betrayal, royal family, funeral, shakespeare, intrigue, rivalry, love and romance, tragic hero, royal court, vengeance ...
Time: 19th century, middle ages, 1800s, 18th century
Place: denmark, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Antony and Cleopatra (1972)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Spain, Switzerland
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Adaptation of Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, a historical drama that attempts to bring an epic visual style to the Bard's original stage play. The story concerns Marc Antony's attempts to rule Rome while maintaining a ...
Style: epic, gloomy, emotional, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: ancient rome, tragic love, couples, strong female presence, rise and fall, rivalry, state affairs, royal family, relationship vs career, destructive relationship, political unrest, love affair ...
Time: ancient history, ancient times
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Hamlet (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 191 min.
Story: A stage production of Hamlet filmed at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in New York.
Style: talky, sexy, earnest, dramatic, melancholic ...
Plot: murder, father son relationship, conspiracy, student, fratricide, duel, skull, brother sister relationship, haunted by the past, ghost, dysfunctional family, incest ...
Time: 1930s, 18th century
Place: denmark, london, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%