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The Conspiracy (2008)
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The Conspiracy (2008)
Original name: La conjura de El Escorial
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 150 min.
Story: 16th century ruler King Philip II of Spain maneuvers within a court of deceit and betrayal
Style: serious, suspenseful, talky, epic, gloomy, realistic, tense
Plot: assassination, political conspiracy, political intrigue, royal court, royal family, crimes, dishonesty, state affairs, blind ambition, investigation, politics, love affair, ambition, deadly, love and romance, princess, king, sex scene, betrayal, unfaithful husband, catholic priest, palace, murder, false accusation, priest ...
Time: 16th century
Place: spain, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and stylized films with plots about dishonesty, state affairs, betrayal, royal family, murder, rivalry and politics mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like The Conspiracy: Interview with the Assassin (2002), The Royal Hunt of the Sun (1969), Mary, Queen of Scots (1971), Assassin of the Tsar (1991), A Man for All Seasons (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Interview with the Assassin (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Out of work TV cameraman Ron Kobelski is approached by his formerly reclusive neighbor Walter Ohlinger. Ohlinger claims that he was the mysterious "second gunman" that shot and killed President Kennedy. Ohlinger has kept quiet all these ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, suspense
Plot: assassination, politics, conspiracy, paranoia, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, society, state affairs, investigation, murder, political conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1963
Place: dallas texas, usa, texas, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Royal Hunt of the Sun (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The Spanish explorer Pizarro captures the Inca god-chief Atahualpa and promises to free him upon the delivery of a hoard of gold. But Pizarro finds himself torn between his desire for conquest and his sense of honor after friendship and respect ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic
Plot: adventure, adventurer, betrayal, obsessive quest, treasure hunt, political unrest, royal family, escapades, state affairs, leadership, dishonesty, heroes ...
Time: 16th century
Place: peru, europe, latin america, south america, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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, execution, queen, catholic, queen elizabeth i, political unrest, betrayal, murder, tragic hero, intrigue, royal court, politics ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: scotland, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Assassin of the Tsar (1991)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A new doctor from Moscow arrives at a provincial mental institution. His interest is the peculiarities of the psyche of a patient who believes that he is Yakov Yurovsky, the man who assassinated the last Russian tsar. In the course of their ...
Style: serious, disturbing, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: assassination, murder, doctors and patients, mental illness, hospital, mental institution, political unrest, crimes, deadly, state affairs, split personality, changing the past or future ...
Time: 1910s, 90s, 1990s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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A Man for All Seasons (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Story of Sir Thomas More, who refused to accept the spiritual leadership of Henry VIII, and faces death as he struggles to remain loyal to his integrity.
Style: talky, captivating, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: betrayal, clergy, against the rules, integrity, royal court, ego clash, intrigue, uninhibited rivalry, royal family, fighting the system, politics, rivalry ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.5
 15K
Queen Margot (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 159 min.
Story: The night of August 24, 1572, is known as the Massacre of St. Bartholomew. In France a religious war is raging. In order to impose peace a forced wedding is arranged between Margot de Valois, sister of the immature Catholic King Charles IX, and the ...
Style: epic, bleak, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: politics, royal family, forbidden love, intrigue, political intrigue, romance, tragic hero, incest, murder, marriage of convenience, couple relations, infidelity ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, renaissance
Place: france, europe, paris france, spain, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Emperor and the Assassin (1998)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China, Japan, France
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In pre-unified China, the King of Qin sends his concubine to a rival kingdom to produce an assassin for a political plot, but as the king's cruelty mounts she finds her loyalty faltering.
Style: epic, captivating, serious, realistic, breathtaking ...
Plot: assassination, kingdom, assassin, emperor, betrayal, blind ambition, rise to the top, love triangle, ambition, deadly, love and romance, politics ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china, asia, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.9
 3K
Tsar (2009)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In 16th-century Russia in the grip of chaos, Ivan the Terrible strongly believes he is vested with a holy mission. Believing he can understand and interpret the signs, he sees the Last Judgment approaching. He establishes absolute power, cruelly ...
Style: bleak, serious, atmospheric, epic, realistic ...
Plot: clergy, head of state, royal court, leadership, rise and fall, rebelliousness, dishonesty, rebellion, society, state affairs, political corruption, political unrest ...
Time: 16th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Spain, USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: 1492: Conquest of Paradise depicts Christopher Columbus’ discovery of The New World and his effect on the indigenous people.
Style: epic, serious, atmospheric, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventurer, adventure, tribe, culture clash, tragic hero, indigenous, obsessive quest, rebellion, rebelliousness, royal family, battles, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century, renaissance, 1500s
Place: spain, europe, caribbean, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.5
 286
Falling Star (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This colourful feature debut from experienced producer Luis Miñarro offers an almost hallucinatory look at the world of Amadeo of Savoy, who was king of an ungovernable Spain for two years around 1870. This intriguing episode is transformed into a ...
Style: serious, stylized, realistic
Plot: royal family, master and servant, isolation, homosexuality, political unrest, royal court, palaces castles and temples, society, state affairs, unfulfillment, erection, male nudity ...
Time: 19th century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Manuscripts Don't Burn (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Khosrow and Morteza set out on a mission to kill someone. The assassination ought to be arranged as a suicide. At the last minute however, they are obliged to change their initial plans…
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, rough
Plot: assassination, moral dilemma, kidnapping, political conspiracy, political corruption, crimes, dishonesty, state affairs, frame up, murder, politics, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When Queen Elizabeth's reign is threatened by ruthless familial betrayal and Spain's invading army, she and her shrewd adviser must act to safeguard to the lives of her people.
Style: epic, serious, realistic, captivating, colourful ...
Plot: queen, british history, royal family, queen elizabeth i, throne, period piece, political intrigue, head of state, catholicism, palace intrigue, politics, execution ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, renaissance, 1500s, 18th century ...
Place: england, spain, europe, scotland, virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.0
 3K
On Guard (1997)
Genre: Drama, Adventure
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The Comte de Gonzague schemes against his cousin, the Duc de Nevers, even though he is the Duke's heir and will inherit his estates. The Count has kept secret the existence of the Duke's bastard, recently born. When the Duke learns of his ...
Style: epic, stylized, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: murder, betrayal, swashbuckler, older man younger woman relationship, hunchback, revenge, disguise, adventure, vengeance, father, cousin, greed ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Genoan navigator Christopher Columbus has a dream to find an alternative route to sail to the Indies, by traveling west instead of east, across the unchartered Ocean sea. After failing to find backing from the Portugese, he goes to the Spanish court ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, exciting, realistic
Plot: adventurer, treasure hunt, escapades, royal family, adventure, intrigue, obsessive quest, ocean or sea, rebelliousness, heroic mission, heroes, betrayal ...
Time: 15th century
Place: spain, portugal, europe, west indies, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Julius Caesar (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: All star cast heads up this 1970 remake of the William Shakespeare classic tale of the betrayal of the the Roman senate against their emperor, the plotting and scheming that led up to the assassination of the title charecter, and all of Romes' ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: betrayal, assassination, tragic hero, head of state, roman empire, shakespeare, intrigue, leadership, rise and fall, political unrest, dishonesty, heroes ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Saul and David (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: David of Bethlehem slays the giant and becomes a rival to King Saul.
Style: stylized, serious, epic, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, legends and myths, political unrest, royal family, dishonesty, rivalry, friends, folk hero, betrayal, infidelity, battles, state affairs ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 8.1
 8K
Wolf Hall (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 360 min.
Story: England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the King dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years and marry Anne Boleyn. The Pope and most of Europe oppose ...
Style: stylized, serious, captivating, factual, suspense ...
Plot: rise to the top, political intrigue, ambition, state affairs, manipulations, royal family, society, betrayal, blind ambition, politics, dishonesty, aristocrat ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Antony and Cleopatra (1972)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Spain, Switzerland
Duration: 138 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, serious, captivating, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: tragic love, femme fatale, rise and fall, cleopatra, shakespeare, destructive relationship, romance, love affair, royal family, love and romance, state affairs, unfulfillment ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 8.0
 1K
Witchhammer (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, Horror
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A ruthless inquisitor spins the superstitions of local peasants into religious heresy, finding cause to accuse dozens of innocent men and women of witchcraft. The inquisitor targets nobles and merchants, whose property and goods are then ...
Style: serious, bleak, tense, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: burned alive, false accusation, torture chamber, witch, injustice, dishonesty, society, life is a bitch, murder, religions or cults, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages
Place: europe, czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.3
 12K
El Cid (1961)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 182 min.
Story: Epic film of the legendary Spanish hero, Rodrigo Diaz ("El Cid" to his followers), who, without compromising his strict sense of honour, still succeeds in taking the initiative and driving the Moors from Spain.
Style: epic, stylized, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: war, tragic hero, knight, convent, betrayal, adventure, vengeance, siege, treason, honor, historical figure, heroic mission ...
Time: middle ages
Place: spain, europe, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 ⇓
50%
The Assassins (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: China
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the year 198 BC, Cao Cao (Chow Yun Fat), Prime Minister of the Han Dynasty, ventured to the east and defeated China's greatest warrior Lu Bu, terrifying every ambitious warlord across the country. Several years later, after taking the Han ...
Style: serious, exciting, epic, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: adventure, hidden identity, assassination attempt, political intrigue, warlord, assassin, deadly, rivalry, state affairs, head of state, assassination, political conspiracy ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 962
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: writer's life, love affair, artists and showbiz, love and romance, womanizer, love triangle, couples, lifestyle, playwright, lack of money, funeral, stage play ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: spain, europe, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 7.6
 26K
Jodhaa Akbar (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 213 min.
Story: Jodhaa Akbar is a sixteenth century love story about a marriage of alliance that gave birth to true love between a great Mughal Emperor, Akbar and a Rajput princess, Jodhaa.
Style: epic, serious, captivating, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: true love, love and romance, royal family, emperor, culture clash, royal court, ruler, bollywood, politics, dishonesty, princess, muslim ...
Time: 16th century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Count of Monte-Cristo (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A TV adaptation of the classic Alexandre Dumas novel. Edmond Dantes is falsely accused by those jealous of his good fortune, and is sentenced to spend the rest of his life in the notorious island prison, Chateau d'If. While imprisoned, he meets ...
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: betrayal, revenge, treasure, vengeance, false accusation, frame up, adventure, obsessive quest, return, falsely accused, redemption, island ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1830s
Place: europe, france, paris france, marseille provence
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Henry VIII and His Six Wives (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: 1547, King Henry VIII's life has taken a turn for the worse and he is forced to look back over his life and the many loves which had brought him his three children, only one of which was the desired male heir to secure the Tudor dynasty.
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, captivating
Plot: british royal family, royal family, head of state, royal court, state affairs, couples, palaces castles and temples, intrigue, uninhibited rivalry, couple relations, political intrigue, religions or cults ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.4
 138
The Man Inside (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Gunter Wallraff is a journalist seeking to expose the unethical journalism practiced by The Standard, a very popular and powerful German newspaper. He goes undercover, using forged identity papers and at great personal risk, to join their staff. ...
Style: disturbing, serious, sincere, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: undercover, journalism, uncover truth, media satire, political corruption, price of justice, working undercover, campaign, dishonesty, legal, media, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Mary Queen of Scots (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Mary Stuart attempts to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, only to find herself condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.
Style: serious, realistic, bad ending, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: royal family, cousin cousin relationship, rivalry, royal court, betrayal, political unrest, state affairs, queen elizabeth i, queen, female protagonist, protestant, throne ...
Time: 16th century
Place: scotland, england, europe, scottish highlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Galíndez File (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, UK, Italy, Portugal, Cuba, France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: On March 12, 1956, Basque Nationalist Jesús de Galíndez Suarez disappears from his apartment in New York, never heard from again. He had been working with the FBI and was about to publish a book critical of Dominican strongman, Trujillo. In 1988, ...
Style: serious, mind bending, realistic, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: amateur detective, mystery, uncover truth, missing person, political corruption, dishonesty, state affairs, life is a bitch, political conspiracy, price of justice, politics, crimes ...
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Private Vices, Public Virtues (1976)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, Yugoslavia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The son of Emperor Franz Josef of Austria, Crown Prince Rudolf, is believed to have shot his female lover and himself in a tragic suicide pact in 1882 in Mayerling. Due to Imperial cover-ups, the full story may never be known. This story has been ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: assassination, repression, couple relations, tragic love, estate, love and romance, state affairs, couples, tragic hero, destructive relationship, royal family, politics ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: austria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%