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Queen Insoo (2011)
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Queen Insoo (2011)
Original name: 인수대비
Genre: Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: Queen Insoo focuses on the fierce power struggle among three women in the royal court of the Joseon Dynasty.
Style: tense, captivating, disturbing
Plot: historical figure, power struggle, royal court, rise to power, ruler, dynasty, crown, throne, palace intrigue, fight for supremacy, women, intrigue, female protagonist, competitor, bossiness, joseon dynasty, royalty
Place: korea

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, tense, disturbing and suspense films and TV series with plots about power struggle, palace intrigue, joseon dynasty, political intrigue, royalty, royal family and intrigue mostly in Drama, History and Romance genres. Some movies like Queen Insoo: Secret Door (2014), Tree With Deep Roots (2011), The Red Sleeve (2021), King Sejong the Great (2008), Lee San, Wind in the Palace (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Secret Door (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: A re-imagining of the legendary tale of the troubled father-son relationship between King Yeongjo and his only son Prince Sado. While his father insists on a strong and centralized government, Crown Prince Sado promotes social justice and equality ...
Style: disturbing, tense, captivating
Plot: father son relationship, royal family, king, father and son, love, ruler, dynasty, family relations, love affair, government, government conspiracy, prince ...
Place: korea
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95%
Tree With Deep Roots (2011)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: Deep Rooted Tree is a 2011 South Korean television series starring Jang Hyuk, Shin Se-kyung and Han Suk-kyu. Based on the novel of the same title by Lee Jeong-myeong, it aired on SBS from October 5 to December 22, 2011 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at ...
Style: captivating, psychological, tense, factual
Plot: joseon dynasty, murder investigation, power struggle, murder, palace intrigue, secret organization, political conspiracy, revenge, king, palace, rivalry, royal palace ...
Time: 15th century
Place: korea
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88%
The Red Sleeve (2021)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: Based on a novel of the same name, it tells the record of a royal court romance between the King of Joseon who believes his duty is to his country first above love, and a court lady who wants to protect the life she has chosen.
Style: captivating, disturbing
Plot: king, power struggle, palace, palace intrigue, harem, prince, love and romance, love story, couple relations, love affair, romantic relationship, male female relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
King Sejong the Great (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: "The Great King, Sejong" is a full-scale political drama describing how King Sejong and his loyal retainers cooperate and contrive to make his dynasty a better place. While King Sejong was on the throne, the Joseon Dynasty enjoyed ...
Style: political, realistic, stylized, serious, atmospheric
Plot: palace intrigue, historical figure, king, royalty, faithfulness, government, political intrigue, crown prince, ruler, political unrest, korean history, family relations ...
Time: 15th century
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Lee San, Wind in the Palace (2007)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: Yi San, also known as Wind of the Palace, is a 2007 South Korean historical drama, starring Lee Seo-jin, Han Ji-min, Park Eun-hye, and Lee Jong-soo. It aired on Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation from September 17, 2007 to June 16, 2008 on Mondays and ...
Style: captivating, romantic, harsh, touching, political
Plot: king, palace intrigue, palace, family relations, rivalry, romantic relationship, sibling rivalry, execution, royal family, love, power struggle, death ...
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76%
Cruel Palace: War of Flowers (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: There is no power struggle that is more cruel and vicious as among the concubines in a royal palace. Jo So Yong is a beautiful but conniving royal concubine during the Joseon Dynasty who will stop at nothing to win the love and power of King In Jo. ...
Style: romantic, tense, captivating
Plot: royal court, royal romance, kingdom, palace intrigue, scheming, intrigue, male female relationship, love and romance, power struggle, royal family, power, rich and poor ...
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74%
Ming Dynasty in 1566 (2007)
Genre: History
Country: China
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: A series based on the events in the reign of the Jiajing Emperor of the Ming dynasty.
Style: suspense, captivating, tense
Plot: chinese history, palace intrigue, royalty, chinese emperor, politics, political intrigue, power struggle, revolution, fight for supremacy, government conspiracy, dynasty, political unrest ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ancient china
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73%
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Jackpot (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: Dae-Gil and King Yeongjo enter a match. Dae-Gil bets his life and King Yeongjo bets the entire Kingdom of Joseon on the outcome. Dae-Gil is the best gambler in the Joseon era. He holds deep resentment inside, but is also cool on the exterior. King ...
Style: tense, captivating, exciting, disturbing
Plot: fight, revenge, kingdom, prince, class differences, battles, showdown, rich and poor, royal family, dysfunctional family, fight for supremacy, social differences ...
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Dong Yi (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Mystery, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: In 1961, there is a young girl named Dong Yi who lives in a slave village. She then decides to work in the palace as a servant. A few years later, she meets King Sukjong and they fall in love with each other. The King later makes her his concubine. ...
Style: touching, sentimental, captivating, sincere
Plot: joseon dynasty, love, palace, love triangle, queen, rich man poor woman, palace intrigue, king, harem, power struggle, royal court, life turned upside down ...
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Trusted Confidant (2007)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Fūrin Kazan was the 46th NHK Taiga drama beginning on January 7, 2007. It was aired throughout 2007. The four characters from left to right are wind, woods, fire, and mountain. The title is a reference to the war banner used by Takeda Shingen, ...
Style: disturbing, tense, captivating
Plot: samurai, ronin, battles, warrior, historical event, power struggle, siege, fight for supremacy, fight, strategy, intrigue, taiga
Time: 16th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Ryōmaden (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Ryōmaden is the 49th NHK Taiga drama. It was shown on NHK from January 3 to November 28, 2010 spanning 48 episodes. The story centers on the life of 19th-century Japanese historical figures Iwasaki Yatarō and Sakamoto Ryōma. It has been announced ...
Style: suspense, tense, disturbing, captivating
Plot: samurai era, samurai, competitor, political intrigue, historical character, historical figure, life philosophy, fight, intrigue, power struggle, shogun, edo period ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Beauty's Rival in Palace (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
TV show
Story: A dramatized account of Empress Dou and how her efforts and achievements in the royal court positively influenced the reign of her husband Emperor Wen, which paved the way for the creation of the Rule of Wen and Jing. Set in Chang'an, China ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, tense
Plot: power struggle, chinese emperor, empress, palace intrigue, political intrigue, fight for supremacy, political unrest, ruler, politics, female protagonist, kingdom, empire ...
Place: ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Haechi (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 35 min.
TV show
Story: Set during the Joseon Dynasty period, the series follows three people from different walks of life who came together to help Prince Lee Geum claim the throne and reform the Saheonbu.
Style: dorama, political, disturbing, captivating
Plot: joseon dynasty, teamwork, king, crown prince, friendship, power struggle, royalty, prince, warrior, royal family, martial arts, romance ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Sanadamaru (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Spanning over 50 episodes, we follow the historical fiction of the Sanada clansmen as they plotted and fought their ways to survive the changing political alliances during the Warring States Period of Japan.
Style: disturbing, tense, captivating, exciting
Plot: samurai, feudal japan, struggle for survival, clan, leader, political conspiracy, wartime life, leadership, samurai era, soldier, heroes, wartime ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Six Flying Dragons (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: “Six Flying Dragons” is a Period drama depicts the ambitions and success stories of 6 people around Prince Lee Bang Won. This drama also depicts the ideological and political conflict between Prince Lee Bang Won and Jung Do Jeon who is the man ...
Style: tense, enigmatic, exciting, disturbing, suspense
Plot: martial arts, tragedy, political conspiracy, ambition, betrayal, political corruption, traitor, treason, joseon dynasty, husband wife relationship, political intrigue, government corruption ...
Time: 14th century
Place: korea
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50%
The Goddess of Fire (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: Goddess of Fire is a 2013 South Korean television series starring Moon Geun-young, Lee Sang-yoon, Kim Bum, Park Gun-hyung, Seo Hyun-jin, Jun Kwang-ryul, Jeong Bo-seok, Byun Hee-bong, Han Go-eun, and Lee Kwang-soo. It airs on MBC on Mondays and ...
Style: psychological, captivating, romantic, tense, disturbing
Plot: ambition, prince, female protagonist, forbidden love, relationship problems, dynasty, dream, ambitious woman, male female relationship, lifestyle, in love, love affair ...
Time: 16th century
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Empress Ki (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: The story of the woman that would become Empress Ki, and her struggles as she worked her way through war, political conspiracies, and the imperial palace to become Empress of China. This Korean Drama re-imagines the historical figure as a fierce, ...
Style: suspenseful, romantic, harsh, multicultural, semi serious ...
Plot: empress, love, palace intrigue, love triangle, female warrior, chinese emperor, historical figure, betrayal, crown prince, throne, sword fight, female protagonist ...
Time: 14th century
Place: korea, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Jang Yeong Sil (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: Drama series follows the life Jang Yeong-Sil: a scientist, technician and inventor during the Joseon period. Jang Yeong-Sil was born in the lower class nobi. King Sejong notices his abilities and brings him to the palace. King Sejong grants him a ...
Style: intellectual, inspirational, philosophical, uplifting
Plot: scientist, historical figure, joseon dynasty, royalty, korean history, court, inventor, talent, buddies, inventions and discoveries, genius, friends ...
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The Legend of Dugu (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: “He who has Dugu, has the world”. Daughters of a court official, Dugu Banruo, Dugu Mantuo, and Dugu Jialou were always destined for greatness. Blessed with beauty, intelligence, and connections, the Dugu sisters grew up knowing they were the ...
Style: tense, psychological, captivating, disturbing, suspense
Plot: politics, palace intrigue, political intrigue, intrigue, fight for supremacy, dysfunctional family, power struggle, empress, political unrest, dynasty, sister sister relationship, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Princess' Man (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: The Princess' Man is a 2011 South Korean television series, starring Park Si-hoo, Moon Chae-won, Kim Yeong-cheol, Song Jong-ho, Hong Soo-hyun, and Lee Soon-jae. It is a period drama about the forbidden romance between the daughter of King Sejo ...
Style: captivating, serious, exciting, tense
Plot: forbidden love, star crossed lovers, romance, nobility, rise to power, throne, princess, betrayal, father daughter relationship, political conflict, prince, shakespeare's romeo and juliet ...
Time: 15th century
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Joaquina, daughter of Tiradentes (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: Brazil
Duration: 35 min.
TV show
Story: "Liberdade Liberdade" focus on Brazil during the 18th and 19th century, specially after the "Inconfidência Mineira". The main character is Joaquina da Silva Xavier (Andréia Horta), daughter of Joaquim José da Silva Xavier, o ...
Style: suspense, captivating, tense
Plot: female protagonist, fight, fighting the system, society, strong female lead, showdown, power struggle, revolutionary, historical figure, social relations, fight for supremacy, historical character ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Elizabeth I (2017)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Elizabeth I may be remembered as the greatest monarch to rule England, but during her lifetime she was beset by enemies and hers was a life of constant battling.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, exciting, captivating
Plot: british history, queen, queen elizabeth i, ambition, rivalry, power, palace intrigue, royal family, throne, war, historian, renaissance ...
Time: 16th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Palace of Desire (2000)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: China
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
Story: Palace of Desire, also known as Da Ming Gong Ci, is a Chinese television series based on the life story of Princess Taiping, a daughter of China's only female emperor Wu Zetian. Directed by Li Shaohong and Zeng Nianping, the series starred Chen ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, tense
Plot: empress, historical figure, chinese emperor, princess, palace, empire, imperial japan, love story, emperor, political unrest, political conspiracy, palace intrigue ...
Time: 7th century
Place: ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Domina (2021)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Domina follows Livia’s journey from a naïve young girl whose world crumbles in the wake of Julius Caesar’s assassination, to Rome’s most powerful and influential Empress, driven by a deep desire to avenge her father and secure power for her ...
Style: social documentary
Plot: roman empire, ancient rome, palace intrigue, historical figure, historical character, intrigue, husband wife relationship, power struggle, wife, family relations, political intrigue, high society ...
Time: ancient times
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
A Cursed Monarchy (2005)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 500 min.
TV show
Story: It is the early 1300's and the treasury of France, under the rule of Philippe IV (Philippe le Bel or Philippe the Beautiful), is empty. The king decides the only solution is to raid the treasures of the Knights Templar (amongst others) and ...
Style: captivating, mysterious, disturbing, tense
Plot: king of france, royal family, burned at the stake, royalty, betrayal, curse, murder, execution, intrigue, treason, secret society, greed ...
Time: middle ages
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Nokdu Flower (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: Set during the period of the 1894 Donghak Peasant Revolution against the Japanese, the drama tells the story of two half-brothers, one illegitimate and low born, and one, part of the pro-Japanese ruling elite, who find themselves on opposite sides ...
Style: captivating, tense, disturbing
Plot: brother brother relationship, brothers, joseon dynasty, fight, peasant, relationship problems, social problems, dysfunctional family, fight for supremacy, power struggle, revolutionary, revolution ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Masquerade (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 131 min.
Story: During the confusing and conspiratorial Joseon Dynasty King Gwang-hae orders his councilor, HEO Kyun, to find him a double in order to avoid the constant threat of assassination. HEO Kyun finds Ha-sun, a jester who looks remarkably like the king, ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, realistic, stylized, serious ...
Plot: royal court, lookalikes, throne, hidden identity, king, treason, political intrigue, save the kingdom, ruler, dishonesty, forced into action, head of state ...
Time: 17th century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Face Reader (2013)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Nae-kyung, the most skillful face reader in Joseon dynasty, was living in seclusion when he was offered a lucrative partnership by Yeon-hong, a Korean geisha. Nae-kyung accepts the proposal to read the faces of Yeon-hong’s guests only to get ...
Style: captivating, realistic, atmospheric, tense, psychological ...
Plot: joseon dynasty, political intrigue, royal court, coup, head of state, betrayal, society, political unrest, dishonesty, politics, korean history
Time: 15th century
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Atsuhime (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: The 47th NHK Taiga Drama is a life story of Princess Atsu, who was born in Kagoshima Prefecture, then called Satsuma, and became the wife of Tokugawa Iesada, the 13th shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate. She accedes to the highest rank in Ooku, the ...
Style: captivating, tense, disturbing, thought provoking
Plot: shogun, female protagonist, princess, politics, royal palace, historical figure, palace intrigue, political unrest, intrigue, revolution, historical character, government ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Great Queen Seondeok (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Queen Seondeok is a 2009 South Korean historical drama, starring Lee Yo-won, Go Hyun-jung, Uhm Tae-woong, Park Ye-jin, Kim Nam-gil and Yoo Seung-ho. It chronicles the life of Queen Seondeok of Silla. It aired on MBC from May 25 to December 22, 2009 ...
Style: epic, psychological, captivating, atmospheric, tense
Plot: power struggle, political intrigue, empire, royal family, queen, political leader, prophecy, murder, palace, strong female character, rise to power, palace intrigue ...
Time: 7th century, ancient times
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%