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: renaissance, pope, artist, judge, italian history, sculpture, painter, female nudity, autobiography, cardinal the priest, gay interest
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: italy, rome italy, florence, florence italy

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and sexy films with plots about pope, renaissance, religion, murder, cardinal the priest, betrayal and female nudity mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Una vita scellerata: The Conclave (2006), The Borgias (1981), Sin (2019), The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965), Giordano Bruno (1973). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: suspense, disturbing, stylized, captivating
Plot: renaissance, pope, politics, rivalry, brutality, war, violence, tudors, medieval, priest, cardinal the priest, sex scene ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages
Place: vatican, italy, rome italy
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The Borgias (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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, historical event, ancient, renaissance, religion, family relations, cardinal the priest, italian history, murder, pope, brother sister relationship, priest ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: rome italy, italy
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Sin (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Russia, Italy
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The life of Michelangelo Buonarroti.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, captivating, intellectual, inspirational
Audience: family outing
Plot: misery, renaissance, art school, artist, fight, painter, power struggle, sculptor, wealthy family, genius, architect, sculpture ...
Time: 16th century
Place: florence, italy
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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: epic, inspirational, uplifting, serious, sexy ...
Plot: renaissance, painter, artist, catholic, art, painting, genius, christian, architect, sculpture, immortality, pope ...
Time: 16th century, 60s
Place: italy, rome italy, vatican, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Giordano Bruno (1973)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 123 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: captivating, realistic, serious, sincere, contemplative
Plot: female nudity, burned alive, philosopher, philosophy, catholic, scientist, renaissance, prison, church, society, life is a bitch, betrayal ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century
Place: rome italy, italy, venice, europe
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I, Leonardo (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Discover Leonardo da Vinci, the man, the painter, the scientist and the inventor, through a unique, engaging and fascinating journey in the mind of Leonardo.
Style: uplifting, inspirational, intellectual, mind bending
Plot: leonardo da vinci, genius, renaissance, art, artist, painter, art school, talent, scientist
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: italy, milan italy
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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: catholic, rebel, pope, italian history, revolutionary, war for independence
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: rome italy
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Leonardo (2021)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, USA, UK, France, Spain
Duration: 409 min.
TV show
Story: A fresh look at the life and legacy of the iconic artist Leonardo da Vinci, positing that he was a gay outsider who used his work as a way of hiding his true self. Each episode will examine one of da Vinci’s artworks for hidden clues about a ...
Plot: leonardo da vinci, renaissance, inventor, inventions and discoveries, painter, artist, historical character, historical figure, artists' life, discovery, male female relationship, lifestyle ...
Time: 15th century
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Borgia (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
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: family saga, realistic, captivating, rough, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: renaissance, political intrigue, brother sister sex, european history, church, historical character, clergy, italian history, power struggle, ambition, politics, political corruption ...
Time: middle ages, 15th century, 16th century
Place: rome italy, italy, vatican, naples italy, europe ...
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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: serious, realistic, psychological, epic
Plot: soldier, renaissance, leadership, military, military life, life is a bitch, betrayal, battles, war, winter, italian history, medieval ...
Time: 16th century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Conspiracy of Torture (1969)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 84 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, ...
Style: slasher
Audience: pre-teens
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Pope Joan (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 132 min.
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Style: captivating, realistic, serious, atmospheric, cult film ...
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Time: middle ages, 9th century
Place: rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, erotic, sexy, sexual, romantic ...
Plot: art, painter, artist, virginity, loss of virginity, female artist, women, virgin, first sexual experience, first sex, rape, sexuality ...
Time: 17th century, 70s
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A Man for All Seasons (1966)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, USA, Czech Republic, Italy
Duration: 123 min.
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Style: sexy, touching, serious, sincere, realistic ...
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Style: psychological, suspense, sincere, twists and turns, contemplative
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Style: captivating, realistic, disturbing, serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The 13th Day (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
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Story: In a world torn apart by persecution, war and oppression, 3 children were chosen to offer a message of hope to the world.Based on the memoirs of the oldest Seer, Lucia Santos, and many thousands of independent eye-witness accounts, The 13th Day ...
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26%
Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
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