Movies and TV shows like Isabel

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Isabel (2011)
 8.3
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Isabel (2011)
Genre: Biography, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Charting the life of Isabella I of Castile, one of the most important women in Spain’s history, Isabel follows her passionate story from childhood to being crowned Queen. From her political struggles within King Henry IV's court to her wedding to Ferdinand of Aragon, the drama encapsulates the passions, emotions and sacrifices of a woman who refused to just be a figurehead and whose outlook was ahead of her time.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, stylized, family saga, based on true events
Plot: queen, aristocracy, royal family, throne, state affairs, conquering, religions or cults, inheritance, intrigue, rise to the top, heir heiress, monarchy, palace intrigue, strong female character, clergy, unfaithful husband, historical figure, female protagonist, husband wife relationship, rise to power, period piece, king, royalty, rivalry, strong female presence ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: spain, europe, portugal

Most similar movies to Isabel

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and stylized films and TV series with plots about royal family, state affairs, politics, betrayal, queen, royalty and rivalry mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like Isabel: Reign (2013), The White Queen (2013), Versailles (2015), Charles, King and Emperor (2015), Magnificent Century (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Reign (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Mary, Queen of Scots, faces political and sexual intrigue in the treacherous world of the French court.
Style: sexy, serious, stylized, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: royal court, queen, royal family, love triangle, aristocracy, female protagonist, intrigue, rivalry, state affairs, historical character, palaces castles and temples, power struggle ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, scotland, europe
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60%
The White Queen (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, France
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Set against the backdrop of the Wars of the Roses, the series is the story of the women caught up in the protracted conflict for the throne of England.
Style: captivating, stylized, serious, suspense, realistic
Plot: queen, royal court, monarchy, royal family, aristocracy, king, love and romance, intrigue, betrayal, throne, palaces castles and temples, rise to the top ...
Time: 15th century
Place: england, europe
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38%
 7.9
 13K
Versailles (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 52 min.
Story: The story of a young Louis XIV on his journey to become the most powerful monarch in Europe, from his battles with the fronde through his development into the Sun King. Historical and fictional characters guide us in a world of betrayal and ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, intellectual, stylized ...
Plot: royal court, royal family, king, intrigue, palaces castles and temples, betrayal, state affairs, political intrigue, ambition, rivalry, rise to the top, king of france ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Charles, King and Emperor (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Spain
Story: The series tells the story of Charles I or Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, one of the most powerful men Europe has met, the ruler of a empire as great in size as in diversity. As the life of Charles of Habsburg is told since his arrival to Spain, it ...
Style: factual, serious, captivating, tense
Plot: king, royal family, court intrigue, catholicism, aristocracy, european history, church, society, kingdom, love and romance, rivalry, queen ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Magnificent Century (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Muhteşem Yüzyıl is a prime time historical Turkish television series. It was originally broadcast on Show TV and then transferred to Star TV. It is based on the life of Suleiman the Magnificent, the longest reigning Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, ...
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: sultan, royal family, intrigue, state affairs, love and romance, political intrigue, couple relations, power struggle, political unrest, war, battles, parent child relationship ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, turkey
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100%
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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: serious, stylized, captivating, factual, suspense ...
Plot: rise to the top, political intrigue, royal family, manipulation, state affairs, manipulations, ambition, blind ambition, society, dishonesty, betrayal, politics ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Tudors (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Ireland, Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Tudors is a history-based drama series following the young, vibrant King Henry VIII, a competitive and lustful monarch who navigates the intrigues of the English court and the human heart with equal vigor and justifiable suspicion.
Style: stylized, captivating, serious, sexual, realistic ...
Plot: queen, royal court, historical character, king, royal family, intrigue, love triangle, couple relations, throne, betrayal, siblings relations, power struggle ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, renaissance
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
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Victoria (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The story of Queen Victoria, who came to the throne at a time of great economic turbulence and resurgent republicanism – and died 64 years later the head of the largest empire the world had ever seen, having revitalised the throne’s public image ...
Style: realistic, romantic, touching, factual, based on true events ...
Plot: british history, queen victoria, monarchy, royal family, queen of england, european history, queen, palace intrigue, power, prime minister, husband wife relationship, female protagonist ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1830s
Place: britain, buckingham palace, london
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100%
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Elizabeth R (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When Elizabeth Tudor comes to the throne, her (male) advisors know she has to marry. Doesn't she?
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, factual
Plot: queen elizabeth i, queen, political conspiracy, royal family, throne, palace intrigue, betrayal, state affairs, dishonesty, political unrest, rise to the top, couple relations ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe
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49%
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 family, political intrigue, head of state, royal court, betrayal, political unrest, state affairs, palaces castles and temples, queen, monarchy, strong female presence, british royal family ...
Time: 16th century
Place: scotland, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Hollow Crown (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The Hollow Crown is a series of British television films featuring William Shakespeare's History Plays. The first Season is an adaptation of Shakespeare's second historical tetralogy, the Henriad: Richard II, Henry IV, Part I and Henry ...
Style: serious, captivating, epic, stylized, harsh ...
Plot: royal family, king, prince, battles, power struggle, political intrigue, betrayal, queen, rivalry, politics, historical character, dishonesty ...
Time: 15th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
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The Borgia (2006)
Genre: Biography, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A portrait of the bloody dynasty that spawned a pope, Alexander VI, as well as the role model for Machiavelli's "The Prince," his son Cesare Borgia, and a legend of femme duplicity, daughter Lucrezia Borgia.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, disturbing
Plot: betrayal, leadership, rivalry, society, dishonesty, state affairs, uninhibited rivalry, downfall, family relations, royal family, religions or cults, ambition ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: rome italy, italy
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45%
 7.9
 6K
Elizabeth I (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 223 min.
Story: HBO miniseries about the the public and private lives of the later years of Queen Elizabeth I.
Style: sincere, realistic, captivating, stylized, serious ...
Plot: queen, royal family, monarchy, palace intrigue, queen elizabeth i, royal court, couple relations, family relations, queen of england, romance, political unrest, age difference ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe, ireland, netherlands, portugal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Victoria & Albert (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: The passionate love story that was Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's lengthy marriage. Beginning in 1837, the year of King William IV's death and 18-year-old Victoria's ascension to the throne, the series charts the tumultuous period ...
Style: captivating, sentimental, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: queen victoria, royal family, husband wife relationship, love and romance, head of state, british empire, state affairs, royal court, couple relations, romance, political unrest, rise to the top ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Ludwig II (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A dramatic retelling of the life of Ludwig II, King of Bavaria, one of the most fascinating monarchs of modern times. From his accession to the throne at the age of 18 to his passionate support of Richard Wagner and his music. From his ingenuous ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: king, suicide, power relations, tragic hero, downfall, royal court, idealism, state affairs, palaces castles and temples, royal family, princess, youth ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s
Place: bavaria, germany, europe, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Medici: Masters of Florence (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Italy, UK, France
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The story of the Medici family of Florence, their ascent from simple merchants to power brokers sparking an economic and cultural revolution. Along the way, they also accrue a long list of powerful enemies.
Style: exciting, atmospheric, suspense, realistic, enigmatic
Plot: aristocracy, political thriller, wealth, politics, secret, rise to power, bank, ambition, betrayal, banker, murder mystery, political unrest ...
Time: 15th century, renaissance, 1400s
Place: florence, florence italy, venice, italy, tuscany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 8K
Tut (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Explores the drama of power, political back-stabbing, war and murder and chronicles King Tut's rise to glory, his efforts to rule a chaotic empire and the enigma surrounding his death.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: ancient egypt, pharaoh, ambition, political intrigue, rise to the top, state affairs, rivalry, head of state, royal family, dishonesty, king
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, realistic, serious, captivating, colourful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: queen, period piece, queen elizabeth i, throne, british history, monarchy, royal family, political intrigue, sea battle, politics, head of state, catholicism ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, renaissance, 1500s, 1930s ...
Place: england, europe, spain, scotland, america ...
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38%
The Lion in Winter (1968)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: 1183 AD: King Henry II's three sons all want to inherit the throne, but he won't commit to a choice. They and his wife variously plot to force him.
Style: realistic, stylized, captivating, factual, suspense ...
Plot: king, christmas, mistress, political intrigue, power struggle, infidelity, throne, castle, queen, royal family, family relations, rivalry ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Catherine the Great (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: This four-part historical drama follows the end of Catherine the Great's reign and her affair with Russian military leader Grigory Potemkin that helped shape the future of Russian politics.
Style: based on true events, realistic, stylized, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: russian history, queen, russian empire, power struggle, historical character, court intrigue, empress, state affairs, ambitious woman, female protagonist, politics, intrigue ...
Time: 18th century
Place: ottoman empire, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Virgin Queen (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 237 min.
Story: The Virgin Queen explores the full sweep of Elizabeth's life: from her days of fear as a potential victim of her sister's terror; through her great love affair with Robert Dudley; into her years of triumph over the Armada; and finally her ...
Style: serious, sincere, factual, touching, realistic
Plot: queen elizabeth i, throne, forbidden love, queen of england, royal family, british royal family, state affairs, head of state, political unrest, intrigue, treason, love affair ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, london, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Young Victoria (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: From Academy Award® winners Graham King and Martin Scorsese, along with the makers of Gosford Park and The Departed, comes the story of Queen Victoria’s early rise to power. From an object of a royal power-struggle to her romantic courtship and ...
Style: touching, realistic, factual, romantic, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: royal family, aristocracy, queen victoria, queen, period piece, couple relations, love and romance, queen of england, marriage, royal court, politics, destiny ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, 1820s, 1830s, 1840s ...
Place: england, london, buckingham palace, europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A sumptuous and sensual tale of intrigue, romance and betrayal set against the backdrop of a defining moment in European history: two beautiful sisters, Anne and Mary Boleyn, driven by their family's blind ambition, compete for the love of the ...
Style: stylized, sexy, sexual, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: queen, king, royal family, love triangle, seduction, royal court, intrigue, siblings relations, jealousy, family relations, betrayal, ambition ...
Time: 16th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, france, london, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The First Churchills (1969)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Based on Winston Churchill's biography of his ancestors.
Style: epic, serious, captivating, stylized, realistic
Plot: politics, parents and children, society, family tradition, family life, leadership, royal family, soldier, military, family relations, ambition, state affairs ...
Time: 18th century, 17th century
Place: england
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35%
 7.8
 6K
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: captivating, rough, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: political intrigue, clergy, church, political corruption, power struggle, politics, historical character, political unrest, ambition, rivalry, european history, crime ...
Time: middle ages, 15th century, renaissance, 1500s, 1400s ...
Place: italy, rome italy, florence italy, europe, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 8.7
 15K
I, Claudius (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 650 min.
Story: Tracing the lives of several Roman emperors, this is an epic of ruthless ambition, shocking debauchery and murderous intrigue set in one of history's most fascinating eras. Bearing witness to the saga is Claudius, whose stutter and limp have ...
Style: epic, clever, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: roman empire, emperor, political intrigue, power struggle, ambition, betrayal, intrigue, ancient, conspiracy, rivalry, family feud, prophecy ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.7
 113K
The Crown (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 58 min.
Story: The gripping, decades-spanning inside story of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Prime Ministers who shaped Britain's post-war destiny. The Crown tells the inside story of two of the most famous addresses in the world – Buckingham ...
Style: clever, atmospheric, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: royal family, british royal family, british history, monarchy, queen, winston churchill, prime minister, woman, monarch, power, politics, palace intrigue ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: england, buckingham palace, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Christopher Columbus (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, West Germany, USA
Duration: 360 min.
Story: The epic mini-series tells the story of the legendary Italian-born explorer Diego de Geona Taino, later known as Christopher Columbus, from his birth in c.1450 Genoa, Italy, to his young adult years as an expert sailor and navigator who, with money ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, captivating, factual ...
Plot: expedition, adventure, ambition, adventurer, ocean or sea, inventions and discoveries, political intrigue, tragic hero, new world, father son relationship, discovery, map ...
Time: 15th century
Place: spain, portugal, europe, iceland, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Spanish Princess (2019)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: The beautiful Spanish princess, Catherine of Aragon, navigates the royal lineage of England with an eye on the throne.
Style: captivating, exciting, suspenseful, tense, suspense
Plot: royal court, king, royal family, queen of england, intrigue, rivalry, dishonesty, historical figure, death, ambition, family, culture clash ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: england, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Pillars of the Earth (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Germany, Canada, UK, Hungary
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Pillars of the Earth is an eight-part 2010 TV miniseries, adapted from Ken Follett's novel of the same name.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, atmospheric, intense ...
Plot: medieval, ambition, power struggle, state affairs, religions or cults, manipulations, catholic church, royal family, throne, heir heiress, power relations, rivals ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%