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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: tense, epic, gloomy, serious, realistic, suspenseful, talky
Plot: assassination, crimes, investigation, politics, love and romance, royal family, ambition, political intrigue, political conspiracy, love affair, blind ambition, royal court, dishonesty, deadly, state affairs, 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 state affairs, dishonesty, royal family, betrayal, politics, murder and rivalry mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like The Conspiracy: Interview with the Assassin (2002), Assassin of the Tsar (1991), The Emperor and the Assassin (1998), Mary, Queen of Scots (1971), The Royal Hunt of the Sun (1969). 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: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense
Plot: assassination, politics, conspiracy, paranoia, deadly, dishonesty, political conspiracy, society, americana, murder, crimes, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1963
Place: america, texas, usa, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, assassination, state affairs, changing the past or future, mental illness, delusion, mental institution, hospital, royal family, crimes, curses spells and rituals, doctors and patients ...
Time: 1910s, 90s, 1990s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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, serious, captivating, realistic, breathtaking ...
Plot: assassination, emperor, kingdom, betrayal, assassin, state affairs, politics, ambition, deadly, heroes, dishonesty, fall in love ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china, asia, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: captivating, stylized, realistic, serious
Plot: political unrest, murder, betrayal, queen, execution, queen elizabeth i, catholic, royal family, tragic hero, royal court, society, politics ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: scotland, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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: serious, tense, realistic
Plot: heroes, leadership, dishonesty, royal family, political unrest, obsessive quest, treasure hunt, escapades, adventure, state affairs, rivalry, betrayal ...
Time: 16th century
Place: peru, latin america, europe, spain, south america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: realistic, serious, sincere, talky, captivating ...
Plot: betrayal, moral dilemma, rebellion, tragic hero, royal court, uninhibited rivalry, state affairs, blind ambition, against the rules, legal, politics, society ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 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, atmospheric, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: politics, forbidden love, royal family, political intrigue, intrigue, romance, incest, murder, parents and children, love and romance, state affairs, poisoning ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, renaissance
Place: france, europe, paris france, spain, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: assassination, murder, politics, frame up, crimes, state affairs, mission gone awry, repression, emotionless, deadly, kidnapping, moral dilemma ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 8.2
 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: captivating, serious, stylized, suspense, factual ...
Plot: rise to the top, political intrigue, ambition, manipulations, state affairs, royal family, dishonesty, blind ambition, society, politics, betrayal, aristocrat ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 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: exciting, epic, realistic, serious, stylized
Plot: murder, betrayal, older man younger woman relationship, hunchback, swashbuckler, disguise, revenge, righting the wronged, rivalry, adventure, babies and infants, crimes ...
Time: 1700s, 18th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 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: realistic, epic, gloomy, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: clergy, unfulfillment, starvation, rise and fall, society, rebelliousness, royal court, rebellion, state affairs, corrupted ruler, ambition, political unrest ...
Time: 16th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: adventurer, royal family, treasure hunt, escapades, false accusation, rivalry, betrayal, against the odds, rebelliousness, obsessive quest, heroes, dishonesty ...
Time: 15th century, renaissance
Place: spain, portugal, europe, caribbean, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.1
 545
King Naresuan (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Thailand
Duration: 163 min.
Story: The film concerns the life of King Naresuan, who liberated the Siamese from the control of Burma. Born in 1555, he was taken to Burma as a child hostage; there he became acquainted with sword fighting and became a threat to the Burmese empire.
Style: realistic, epic, captivating, emotional, serious
Plot: politics, ambition, rise to the top, young heroes, teaching the ways of the world, state affairs, rivalry, friendship, youth, heroes, political intrigue, royal court ...
Time: 16th century
Place: thailand, burma, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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: realistic, stylized, serious
Plot: royal family, society, unfulfillment, master and servant, state affairs, palaces castles and temples, royal court, isolation, political unrest, homosexuality, mirror, art ...
Time: 19th century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tribe, adventurer, adventure, rebellion, culture clash, anniversary, rebelliousness, society, native, against the odds, visionary, danger ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century, 1500s, renaissance
Place: spain, europe, caribbean, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: gloomy, realistic, stylized, serious, epic ...
Plot: friends, royal family, folk hero, dishonesty, political unrest, battles, betrayal, infidelity, rivalry, friendship, state affairs, legends and myths ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
⇓ 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, emotional, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: tragic love, couple relations, destructive relationship, unfulfillment, relationship vs career, rise and fall, betrayal, love affair, royal family, couples, political unrest, dishonesty ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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, captivating, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: true love, love and romance, royal family, culture clash, royal court, emperor, ruler, politics, dishonesty, bollywood, win over, princess ...
Time: 16th century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: exciting, serious, stylized, epic, realistic ...
Plot: adventure, hidden identity, political conspiracy, head of state, rivalry, assassination, state affairs, deadly, political intrigue, battles, assassination attempt, warlord ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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, realistic, serious ...
Plot: war, knight, treason, convent, siege, tragic hero, betrayal, adventure, vengeance, on the run, royal family, heroes ...
Time: middle ages
Place: spain, europe, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense
Plot: assassination, betrayal, tragic hero, rivalry, state affairs, unfulfillment, right hand man, roman empire, political intrigue, heroes, leadership, political unrest ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: politics, missing person, unstoppable, political conspiracy, dishonesty, political corruption, amateur detective, price of justice, mystery, uncover truth, state affairs, life is a bitch ...
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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: disturbing, gloomy, tense, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: burned alive, crimes, society, deadly, dishonesty, religions or cults, injustice, false accusation, life is a bitch, murder, torture chamber, witch ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages
Place: europe, czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, captivating, realistic, colourful ...
Plot: queen, period piece, throne, british history, queen elizabeth i, royal family, political intrigue, politics, head of state, catholicism, palace intrigue, state affairs ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, renaissance, 1500s, 18th century ...
Place: england, europe, spain, scotland, virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.7
 4K
Ludwig (1973)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, West Germany, Monaco
Duration: 238 min.
Story: A history of Ludwig, king of Bavaria, from his crowning in 1864 until his death in 1886.
Style: gloomy, serious, stylized, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: empress, mentally unstable, gender, family relations, palaces castles and temples, betrayal, politics, rise and fall, tragic hero, life is a bitch, dishonesty, family life ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1860s, 1880s
Place: austria, europe, bavaria
⇓ 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, rivalry, royal court, cousin cousin relationship, betrayal, political unrest, state affairs, queen elizabeth i, queen, female protagonist, protestant, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 16th century
Place: scotland, england, europe, scottish highlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Samurai Assassin (1965)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: February 17 to March 3, 1860, inside Edo castle. A group of assassins wait by Sakurada Gate to kill the lord of the House of Ii, a powerful man in the Tokugawa government, which has ruled Japan for 300 years. They suspect a traitor in their midst, ...
Style: gloomy, rough, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: samurai, assassination, sword fight, state affairs, lone wolves, hopes, redemption, tragic hero, ruler, deadly, ambition, martial arts ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: realistic, sentimental, gloomy, emotional, serious ...
Plot: assassination, repression, politics, tragic love, society, tragic hero, state affairs, mate swapping, destructive relationship, couple relations, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: austria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Samurai Banners (1969)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Feudal Japan, 1543 to 1562. Kansuke Yamamoto is a samurai who dreams of a country united, peaceful from sea to sea. He enters the service of Takeda, the lord of Kai domain. He convinces Takeda to kill the lord of neighboring Suwa and take his wife ...
Style: realistic, captivating, stylized, serious
Plot: samurai, love and romance, state affairs, master warrior, war, dishonesty, heroes, power relations, fall in love, love triangle, intrigue, betrayal ...
Time: 16th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Executive Action (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Rogue intelligence agents, right-wing politicians, greedy capitalists, and free-lance assassins plot and carry out the JFK assassination in this speculative agitprop.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, anti capitalism, political conspiracy, frame up, politics, cia, sniper, assassin, state affairs, uncover truth, society, investigation ...
Time: year 1963
Place: dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%