Movies like Una vita scellerata

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Una vita scellerata (1990)
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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: judge, artist, pope, italian history, autobiography, cardinal the priest, sculpture
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1500s
Place: rome italy, italy, florence italy, florence

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and contemplative films with plots about religion, pope, society, clergy, priest, betrayal and catholic church mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like Una vita scellerata: The Borgias (1981), The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965), The Conclave (2006), Giordano Bruno (1973), Katharina Luther (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Borgias (1981)
Genre: Biography, 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, family relations, priest, pope, italian history, brother sister relationship, rise to power, murder, religion
Time: 15th century, renaissance, 1500s, 16th century
Place: italy, rome italy
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95%
The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Charlton Heston stars as Renaissance artist Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564), who begrudgingly paints the Sistine Chapel for imperious Pope Julius II in this epic adaptation of Irvine Stone's novel ...
Style: uplifting, serious, epic, atmospheric, inspirational ...
Plot: painter, genius, architect, sculpture, painting, infidelity, historical figure, life & death, pope, hard labor, showdown, standoff ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, quarry, 1500s, 1960s ...
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
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84%
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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.
Style: stylized, disturbing, captivating, suspense
Plot: politics, pope, vatican, rivalry, brutality, war, violence, film starts with sex, cardinal the priest, sex scene, female nudity
Time: renaissance, 1400s
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 7.2
 728
Giordano Bruno (1973)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Flying from his enemies in the Catholic Church, the free thinking philosopher, poet and scientist Giordano Bruno (1548-1600) has found some protection in Venice. But the Roman Inquisition, fearing his influence in Europe, wants to bring him on trial ...
Style: sincere, captivating, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: burned alive, church, against the rules, clergy, fighting the system, forbidden love, human nature, royal family, political intrigue, life is a bitch, rivalry, against humanity ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century, 1600s, renaissance, 1500s
Place: venice, italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
In the Name of the Sovereign People (1990)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: 1849 - Ciceruacchio declares the Independent Republic of Rome, but the French and the Austrians try to bring back the Pope to Rome.
Plot: pope, rebel, italian history, revolutionary, war for independence
Time: 1840s
Place: rome italy
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66%
Katharina Luther (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The life of Katharina von Bora, a nun in the 16th century. When reading Martin Luther's writings about the freedom of the individual, she decides to leave the monastery - and gains the trust and love of the great reformer.
Plot: rebellion, nun, bible, sin, husband wife relationship, monk, reformation, faith, death of child, strong female character, businesswoman, strong female lead ...
Time: 16th century
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48%
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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: realistic, captivating, rough, epic, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: political intrigue, historical character, clergy, church, power struggle, politics, political corruption, european history, ambition, rivalry, political unrest, corrupted ruler ...
Time: middle ages, 1400s, 16th century, 1500s, renaissance ...
Place: italy, rome italy, europe, florence italy, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Pope Joan (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Based on the medieval legend of Pope Joan, who was made Pope for a brief period around 855 A.D. The movie presents her existence as fact, though it is questionable that Pope Joan really did exist, and portrays her relationships with other notables ...
Style: atmospheric, contemplative, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: pope, religions or cults, power relations, hidden identity, clergy, gender, rise to the top, dishonesty, ambition, society, strong female presence, legends and myths ...
Time: middle ages
Place: rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Profession of Arms (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Bulgaria
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In autumn of 1526, the Emperor, Charles V, sends his German landsknechts led by Georg von Frundsberg to march towards Rome. The inferior papal armies, commanded by Giovanni de'Medici, try to chase them in the midst of a harsh winter. ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, epic
Plot: soldier, military life, leadership, military, life is a bitch, betrayal, danger, battles, war, winter, heroes, pope ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1500s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Artemisia (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1653) was one of the first well-known female painters. The movie tells the story of her youth, when she was guided and protected by her father, the painter Orazio Gentileschi. Her professional curiosity about the male ...
Style: factual, sexy, sexual, erotic, stylized ...
Plot: loss of virginity, virginity, virgin, defloration, painter, first sex, first sexual experience, love and romance, legal, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, romance ...
Time: 17th century, renaissance, 1600s, 70s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.5
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Luther (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, USA, Czech Republic, Italy
Duration: 123 min.
Story: During the early 16th Century idealistic German monk Martin Luther, disgusted by the materialism in the church, begins the dialogue that will lead to the Protestant Reformation.
Style: biblical, uplifting, touching, sincere, intellectual ...
Plot: rebellion, politics, catholicism, clergy, sin, hypocrisy, human spirit, idealism, against the odds, social decay, rebelliousness, fighting the system ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1500s, 1930s
Place: rome italy, germany, europe, england, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Caravaggio (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: As influential Italian artist Caravaggio dies in exile in 1610, he recalls his short life, from his childhood to his initial artistic failures to his later triumphs as he catches the eye of a sympathetic cardinal to his destructive relationship with ...
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, atmospheric, factual ...
Plot: sexual relations, love triangle, painter, artist, rise and fall, lifestyle, life is a bitch, art, painting, lgbt, gay, gender ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century, 1500s
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
In the Name of the Pope King (1977)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In 1867, with Garibaldi's forces close to bringing Rome into the Italian kingdom, Monsignor Colombo da Priverno, a world-weary judge on the papal court, wants to resign, disgusted by the violence to which the papacy resorts to hold secular ...
Plot: illegitimate son, court, judge, singer, song, priest, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, guilt, revolutionary, decapitation, imprisonment, father son relationship ...
Time: 1860s
Place: rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 260 min.
Story: All-star epic retelling of Christ's life.
Style: epic, biblical, captivating, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: jesus christ, betrayal, desert, miraculous event, temptation, jesus, redemption, chosen one, hopes, leadership, society, tragic hero ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, jerusalem, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.7
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Leopardi (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A luminously beautiful biopic of the celebrated eighteenth-century Italian poet, essayist and philosopher Giacomo Leopardi, who created immortal verse whilst struggling with a debilitating illness.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, captivating, romanticism
Plot: poet, poetry, writer's life, prodigy, society, family problems, enlightenment, father son relationship, unrequited love, studying, isolation, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 19th century
Place: italy, europe, southern italy, florence, florence italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
A Man for All Seasons (1966)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Man for All Seasons is the filmed version of the life of Thomas More. An English man comes to Sir Thomas More to ask if he can divorce his wife since King Henry VIII has made it illegal. Sir Thomas More stands up in opposition to the King even ...
Style: talky, contemplative, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: idealism, treason, execution, ambition, period piece, decapitation, oath, betrayal, clergy, rebellion, dishonesty, intrigue ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: england, europe, rome italy, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Life of Leonardo Da Vinci (1971)
Genre: Biography, History
Country: Italy, France, Spain
Duration: 300 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, medieval, artist
Time: renaissance, 16th century, 15th century
Place: milan italy, italy, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Wolf at the Door (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Denmark, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This biographical film, based on the life of French artist Paul Gauguin, follows the painter as he returns to Paris after a long stay in Tahiti and must confront his wife, his children, and his former lover.
Style: realistic, sincere, sexual, touching, serious ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), painter, artist, love affair, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, performer's life, prodigy, society, homecoming ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: france, paris france, europe, tahiti
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Conspiracy of Torture (1969)
Genre: Biography, Drama
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: murder, castle, vomiting, falling from height, dungeon, dog, stabbed to death, male nudity, pain, hung by wrists, father daughter relationship, sentenced to death ...
Time: 16th century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Outlaw (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Spain, Brazil, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A chronicle of the life of Spanish playwright and poet Lope de Vega, who dominated Spain’s early Golden Age of Theatre in the 16th Century. Lope returns home from war and enters the theatre world when a producer’s beautiful daughter takes a ...
Style: captivating, serious, clever, realistic, stylized
Plot: love affair, lifestyle, love triangle, love and romance, writer's life, artists and showbiz, womanizer, playwright, employer employee relationship, sex scene, scandal, couples ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: spain, portugal, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.0
 3K
Afterimage (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In 1945, as Stalin sets his hands over Poland, famous painter Wladislaw Strzeminski refuses to compromise on his art with the doctrines of social realism. Persecuted, expelled from his chair at the University, he's eventually erased from the ...
Style: avant garde, twist ending, exciting, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: art, painting, artist, legal system, censorship, life, father daughter relationship, sculpture, teacher student relationship, one legged man, loss of mother, professor ...
Time: year 1948, year 1950, 1950s, 1940s, 50s ...
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.0
 199
Martin Luther (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Learn how one man reluctantly took on the most powerful institution of his day and won. Martin Luther is credited with expounding a new vision of man's relationship with God and, by extension, a redefinition of man's relationship with ...
Style: christian film
Plot: reformation, pope, hypocrisy, christian, born again christian, conscience, protestant, catholicism, spirituality, church, religion, catholic church ...
Time: 16th century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.8
 155
Young Rebel (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 111 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: slavery, kingdom, pope, sword duel, naval battle, religion, political intrigue, falling, torture chamber, corporal punishment, turk, torture ...
Place: turkey, cyprus, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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, political unrest, murder, betrayal, execution, queen, catholic, royal family, politics, society, tragic hero, dishonesty ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: scotland, england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Magnificent Adventurer (1963)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Italy, France, Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Benvenuto Cellini knows no obstacles when it comes to creating a work of art or conquering the heart of a woman.
Plot: european history, italian history
Time: renaissance, 16th century
Place: rome italy, florence italy, florence, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
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Francesco (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The life of St. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226) as related by followers who gather after his death to tell stories so that Leone can record them: a privileged and virile youth, a prisoner of war, an heir who turns away from his father and gives all to ...
Style: emotional, bleak, serious, factual, gloomy ...
Plot: saint, clergy, hopes, religions or cults, starting over, society, religion, historical event, monk, redemption, social differences, miraculous event ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century, 12th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Joan the Maid 2: The Prisons (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 176 min.
Story: The second film covers Joan's trial and the end of her life.
Plot: french army, trial, battle, execution, martyr, politics, faith, medieval, battles, stake, teenage girl, religion ...
Time: 15th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.0
 274
The Abdication (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Queen Christina of Sweden (1626-1689) abdicates and travels to Rome to embrace the Catholic church.
Style: touching, gloomy, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: forbidden love, celibacy, catholic church, unfulfillment, gays and lesbians, state affairs, rivalry, religions or cults, unfulfilled love, clergy, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 17th century
Place: sweden, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, ambition, infidelity, frame up, king, betrayal, romance, politics, state affairs, love and romance, rise to the top, dishonesty ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 1500s, 1930s, 18th century ...
Place: england, europe, britain, london, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.8
 195
God's Outlaw (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A dramatized biography of William Tyndale, the 16th Century reformer determined to translate the Bible into English, which illegal act set him at odds with the Catholic Church, Sir Thomas More and King Henry VIII.
Style: thought provoking, contemplative, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: burned alive, translator, anti heroes, clergy, church, religions or cults, anti hero, obsessive quest, against the rules, state affairs, on the run, dishonesty ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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