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: gay interest, 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, cardinal the priest, society, betrayal, priest and catholic mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like Una vita scellerata: The Borgias (1981), Sin (2019), The Conclave (2006), The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965), Giordano Bruno (1973). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, family relations, priest, pope, italian history, brother sister relationship, rise to power, murder, cardinal the priest, cardinal, religion
Time: renaissance, 15th century, 16th century, 1500s
Place: italy, rome italy
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95%
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 730
Sin (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Russia, Italy
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The life of Michelangelo Buonarroti.
Style: uplifting, intellectual, inspirational, sentimental, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: misery, power struggle, sculptor, fight, painter, wealthy family, genius, art school, architect, sculpture, talent, betrayal ...
Time: renaissance, 16th century
Place: florence, italy, florence italy
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92%
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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, captivating, stylized, disturbing
Plot: politics, pope, rivalry, brutality, war, violence, film starts with sex, cardinal the priest, sex scene, female nudity
Time: renaissance, 1400s, 15th century
Place: vatican, rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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, uplifting, serious, atmospheric, inspirational ...
Plot: painter, genius, architect, sculpture, artist, painting, infidelity, historical figure, life & death, pope, hard labor, standoff ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1960s, 60s, 1500s
Place: italy, vatican, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 7.2
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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: sincere, contemplative, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: burned alive, church, head of state, life is a bitch, rebellion, ambition, society, betrayal, fighting the system, rivalry, righting the wronged, religions or cults ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century, renaissance, 1600s, 1500s
Place: italy, venice, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: italian history, revolutionary, war for independence, rebel, pope
Time: 1840s
Place: rome italy
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61%
 5.5
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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, captivating, contemplative, serious, realistic
Plot: pope, rise to the top, society, hidden identity, dishonesty, clergy, gender, religions or cults, power relations, legends and myths, gender bending, ambition ...
Time: 9th century, middle ages
Place: europe, rome italy
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43%
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 ⇓
42%
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 2K
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, realistic ...
Plot: loss of virginity, defloration, virginity, virgin, painter, first sexual experience, first sex, love and romance, legal, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, romance ...
Time: 17th century, renaissance, 1600s, 70s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
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42%
 7.8
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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: captivating, realistic, rough, family saga, surprise ending ...
Plot: historical character, clergy, political intrigue, church, european history, power struggle, politics, political corruption, ambition, rivalry, political unrest, court intrigue ...
Time: middle ages, 1400s, 16th century, renaissance, 1500s ...
Place: rome italy, italy, naples italy, europe, florence italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, rise and fall, lifestyle, life is a bitch, painting, art, artist, lgbt, gay, gender ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century, 1500s
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: uplifting, biblical, intellectual, touching, sincere ...
Plot: rebellion, politics, catholicism, clergy, christianity, hypocrisy, sin, human spirit, idealism, fighting the system, social decay, rebelliousness ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1500s, 1930s
Place: rome italy, germany, europe, vatican, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: biblical, epic, captivating, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: jesus christ, betrayal, desert, miraculous event, temptation, jesus, redemption, hopes, leadership, society, tragic hero, human spirit ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, ancient times
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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: realistic, stylized, captivating, serious
Plot: queen elizabeth i, betrayal, murder, political unrest, queen, catholic, execution, royal family, royal court, intrigue, state affairs, society ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: scotland, england, europe, france, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: singer, coughing, bible quote, peep hole, youth, pope, bishop, demonstration, love, singing, illegitimate son, court ...
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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: earnest, talky, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: idealism, ambition, execution, treason, period piece, death sentence, oath, decapitation, betrayal, hopes, dishonesty, intrigue ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: england, europe, rome italy, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Leopardi (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
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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: romanticism, realistic, serious, psychological, captivating
Plot: poet, enlightenment, poetry, writer's life, prodigy, society, family problems, father son relationship, unrequited love, studying, illness, isolation ...
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Place: italy, europe, southern italy, florence, florence italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: sexual, sincere, realistic, touching, serious ...
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Time: 19th century, 1890s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, suspense, sincere, contemplative
Plot: nun, strong female character, strong female lead, faith, husband wife relationship, sin, monk, bible, death of child, businesswoman, reformation, female nudity ...
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35%
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, serious, realistic, epic
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Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1500s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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, twist ending, sentimental, educational film, exciting ...
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33%
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Young Rebel (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 111 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: slavery, kingdom, pope, religion, political intrigue, naval battle, sword duel, falling, torture chamber, turk, corporal punishment, brother brother relationship ...
Place: turkey, cyprus, rome italy
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 6.7
 502
Evenings (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The dark, odd humor of Frits, a somewhat lost young man in his early 20s, who still lives at home and can't seem to make the leap to full adulthood is appealing, with a undertone of sadness. And the film shares his vaguely surreal, blackly ...
Plot: autobiography, family relations, gay interest, homosexual, irony, male nudity, coming of age, masturbation, mirror
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Martin Luther (2002)
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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
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Time: 16th century
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The Life of Leonardo Da Vinci (1971)
Genre: Biography, History
Country: Italy, France, Spain
Duration: 300 min.
TV show
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, 15th century, 16th century
Place: france, italy, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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 ...
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Time: middle ages, 13th century, 12th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Einstein of Sex (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The life story of Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld, a German Jew, who as a physician established the field of sexology, and fought militantly against German anti-sodomy laws in the late 19th century. The script reveals main characters in Hirschfeld's life ...
Style: sexy, sexual, witty, offbeat, suspense ...
Plot: gay interest, tragic love, gender bending, looking for sex, sexual relations, coming out, custody, gays and lesbians, society, transsexual, couples, transvestism ...
Time: 30s, 19th century, 1930s
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: royal court, royal family, head of state, political intrigue, political unrest, betrayal, state affairs, palaces castles and temples, queen, monarchy, strong female presence, british royal family ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: scotland, england, europe
⇓ 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: trial, martyr, politics, french soldier, french army, british army, court, medieval, battles, joan of arc, teenage girl, witness ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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: celibacy, forbidden love, catholic church, love and romance, unfulfillment, state affairs, rivalry, romance, clergy, society, gays and lesbians, religions or cults ...
Time: 17th century
Place: sweden, rome italy, europe, vatican
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%