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, pope, sculpture, italian history, artist, cardinal the priest
Time: 1500s, renaissance, 16th century
Place: italy, florence

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and sincere films with plots about pope, religion, society, betrayal, catholic church, catholic and state affairs mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like Una vita scellerata: The Conclave (2006), The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965), Giordano Bruno (1973), The Conspiracy of Torture (1969), The Borgias (1981). 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.
Plot: politics, vatican, cardinal the priest, pope
Time: renaissance, 1400s
Place: italy
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95%
The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Italy
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, serious, sincere, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: pope, infidelity, clergy, battle zone, politics, tragic hero, human spirit, tragic love, ambition, artist, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1960s, 1500s
Place: italy, europe
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67%
 7.3
 626
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: serious, realistic, sincere, captivating
Plot: church, burned alive, clergy, royal family, religions or cults, dishonesty, rebellion, society, state affairs, head of state, against the rules, betrayal ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century, renaissance, 1500s, 1600s
Place: italy, europe, venice, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: castle, murder, branding iron, female nudity, rape, flashback, torture, pope, incest
Time: 16th century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 7.4
 132
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, brother sister relationship, pope, rise to power, italian history, priest, murder, religion
Time: renaissance, 15th century, 1500s, 16th century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, betrayal, battles, military, war, leadership, military life, danger, heroes, life is a bitch, winter, european history ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, renaissance
Place: italy
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41%
 6.7
 4K
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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, stylized ...
Plot: painter, artist, love triangle, mentally unstable, homosexuality, lgbt, rise and fall, obsession, destructive relationship, infidelity, sexual relations, tragic love ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century, 1500s
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
In the Name of the Sovereign People (1990)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy
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
Time: 1840s
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 199 min.
Story: All-star epic retelling of Christ's life.
Style: epic, serious, atmospheric, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: desert, betrayal, temptation, tragic hero, leadership, jesus christ, redemption, human spirit, miraculous event, religions or cults, heroes, hopes ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, dungeon, jerusalem, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.1
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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, realistic, clever, stylized
Plot: writer's life, love affair, artists and showbiz, love and romance, womanizer, love triangle, couples, lifestyle, employer employee relationship, confession, funeral, scandal ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: spain, europe, portugal
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35%
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, serious, realistic, captivating, earnest ...
Plot: idealism, oath, betrayal, ambition, treason, execution, blind ambition, pope, death penalty, royal court, intrigue, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: england, europe, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Luther (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, USA
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: serious, emotional, uplifting, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: catholicism, clergy, politics, church, theology, idealism, hypocrisy, bribery, sin, obsessive quest, rebellion, social decay ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, renaissance, 1930s
Place: germany, europe, rome italy, england, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.0
 184
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: politics, priest, liberation, faith, heresy, pope, catholic, catholic church, christian, religion, christianity, spirituality ...
Time: 16th century
Place: germany
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31%
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, realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: royal family, catholic, execution, queen, queen elizabeth i, political unrest, betrayal, murder, tragic hero, intrigue, royal court, politics ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: scotland, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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: sexual, serious, stylized, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: painter, romance, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, legal, love and romance, love affair, sexual abuse, artist, art, pornography, rape ...
Time: 17th century, renaissance, 1600s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: clergy, redemption, miraculous event, religions or cults, hopes, starting over, social differences, society, monk, religion, historical event, male nudity ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: serious, sincere, sexual, realistic, touching ...
Plot: prodigy, homecoming, artists and showbiz, crumbling marriage, human spirit, love affair, hopes, love and romance, society, unfulfillment, lifestyle, female nudity ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: france, europe, tahiti, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, serious, captivating, realistic, touching ...
Plot: king, infidelity, betrayal, ambition, frame up, tragic hero, romance, british history, politics, blind ambition, intrigue, rise to the top ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 1500s, 1930s, 18th century ...
Place: england, europe, london, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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: freedom, opera, arrest, youth, revolution, skull, religion, catholic, catholic priest, catholic church, countess, nobility ...
Time: 1860s
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: joan of arc, stake, french army, british army, martyr, french soldier, teenage girl, politics, prisoner, witness, prison, judge ...
Time: 15th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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
Plot: communism, painting, art, resistance, rejection, chance, censorship, community, life, artist, legal system, painter ...
Time: 50s
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 175
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: bleak, serious, realistic, sincere, thought provoking
Plot: translator, anti heroes, church, against the rules, religions or cults, society, clergy, obsessive quest, on the run, dishonesty, life is a bitch, rebellion ...
Time: 16th century
Place: germany, england
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27%
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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 ...
Place: italy, europe, naples italy, florence italy, spain ...
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25%
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 6.8
 2K
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: serious, captivating, realistic, psychological, romanticism
Plot: poetry, poet, writer's life, artists and showbiz, prodigy, society, family problems, male nudity, pubic hair, atheist, unrequited love, universe ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, italy, naples italy, florence italy, southern italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.6
 516
Il Primo Re (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.
Plot: latin, roman, fire, violence, sacrifice, throat slitting, king, atheist, italian history, deer, flood, wolf ...
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Francis of Assisi (1961)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of a lusty, fighting young adventurer who exchanged his sword for a cross
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: singing, cross, monk, church, clergy, religions or cults, society, obsessive quest, heroic mission, showbiz, animal life, battles ...
Time: middle ages
Place: italy, israel, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Mary Queen of Scots (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The life and death of the Scottish monarch.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: royal family, political unrest, royal court, head of state, betrayal, political intrigue, state affairs, palaces castles and temples, queen, religion, male nudity, monarchy ...
Time: 16th century
Place: scotland, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Man Who Saw Tomorrow (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Hosted by Orson Welles, this documentary utilizes a grab bag of dramatized scenes, stock footage, TV news clips and interviews to ask: Did 16th century French astrologer and physician Nostradamus actually predict such events as the fall of King ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: future dystopia, seer, psychic, society, state affairs, code breaking, astronomer, oracle, foreknowledge, antichrist, world war three, atomic bomb ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century, 20th century, 17th century, 19th century ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Lucrezia Giovane (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 80 min.
Story: In the early 16th century Italy is ruled by the powerful Borgia family, led by Cesare Borgia and his sister Lucrezia. In a ruthless power play, Cesare plots to have his sister’s husband murdered.
Plot: power, husband, sister, sibling relationship, murder, brother sister incest, lesbian, sex, priest, bare breasts, female nudity, lesbianism ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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The 13th Day (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
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 ...
Plot: catholicism, prophecy, abduction, pope, children, mother daughter relationship, faith, secret, catholic, interrogation, heavy rain, village ...
Place: portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%