Movies and TV shows like Die Puppenspieler

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Die Puppenspieler (2017)
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Die Puppenspieler (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Germany, Czech Republic
Duration: 178 min.
TV show
Story: Helpless, the young convent student Richard has to watch as his mother Sarazenin Zobeida is condemned by the inquisitor Heinrich Institoris as a witch and burned at the stake. From then on, Richard swears revenge on Institoris for what he did to his family. He can escape and is taken by the merchant Jakob Fugger. He wants to teach him not only to seek blind revenge, but to manipulate people like puppets and thus to reach his goals. The two travel from Florence to Rome to influence the upcoming election of the pope and to witness the power struggle between the Medicis and the Borgias up close.
Plot: corporal punishment, torture, court, trial, competition, fire, father son relationship, fatherhood, undressing

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, captivating, realistic and epic films and TV series with plots about father son relationship, society, family relations, heroes, religion, bible and medieval mostly in Drama, History and Adventure genres. Some movies like Die Puppenspieler: Kongo (1997), Dukla 61 (2018), Marco Polo (2014), The Great Fire (2014), Till Eulenspiegel (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Kongo (1997)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Belgium
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Guy Moeyaert is a well-meaning colonial official in a jungle district of the Belgian Congo in the last years of white colonial rule, after the Second World War, a paternalistic system where the state, unable to be properly present all over the vast, ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), butt naked, infidelity, corporal punishment, punishment, male nudity, public humiliation
Place: congo
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Der Wagner-Clan. Eine Familiengeschichte (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After star composer Richard Wagner's fatal cardiac arrest in Venice, his Hungarian-Italian-turned-French widow Cosima has a testament faked so she can inherit the family franchise, notably the annual Bayreuth Festspiele festival, 'until ...
Plot: competition, trial, marriage, party, public humiliation, sex scene, court, fatherhood, butt naked
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94%
Emilie Richards: Spuren der Vergangenheit (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
TV show
Story: Hunky local surgeon Alex is every girl's dream on a tiny New Zealand Island. The exception - but not for long - is newcomer Jessica, an aimless professional pianist, who keeps bumping into him while searching for her biological parents using ...
Plot: swimsuit, jacuzzi, fatherhood, towel, competition, swimwear, female nudity, father son relationship, bed, loyalty, sex scene
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94%
 7.9
 246
Dukla 61 (2018)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 150 min.
TV show
Story: Drama about the family of an elite miner set against the backdrop of the biggest mining disaster of the second half of the 20th century, which left 108 men dead.
Style: based on true events
Plot: family relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, catastrophe, husband wife relationship, mine, miner, death, father son relationship, czech history
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1961
Place: central europe
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83%
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 8.0
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Marco Polo (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: An epic adventure that follows the early years of the famous explorer as he travels the exotic Silk Road to the great Kublai Khan’s court. But Marco soon finds that navigating the Khan’s world of greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry will ...
Style: exciting, captivating, epic, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: culture clash, intrigue, rivalry, adventure hero, forbidden love, escapades, danger, martial arts, strong violent content, adventure, royal family, battles ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century
Place: asia, mongolia, china, venice, beijing china
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The Great Fire (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
TV show
Story: An insight into what happened on the night of 2 September 1666, the Great fire of London.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, based on true events
Plot: fire, save the day, chaos and mayhem, working class, danger, escapades, poverty, destruction, catastrophe, king, prison, period piece ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, london
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74%
Till Eulenspiegel (2014)
Genre: Adventure, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Popular joker, wheeler-dealer and heckler Till Eulenspiegel cleverly exposes the stupid greed of Lübeck burgomaster Klaas Wüllenwever, who vows to revenge the humiliation in order to restore his shaken authority in city council, as he plans to ...
Plot: father figure, bully, prank, medieval, smuggling, abuse, fire, escape, dog, boy, punishment, theft ...
Place: germany
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73%
Covington Cross (1992)
Genre: Adventure, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Covington Cross is a British/American television series that was broadcast on the ABC in the United States from August 25 to October 31, 1992. The program also aired in the United Kingdom and was scheduled to be broadcast in France. The series was ...
Plot: chivalry, knight, father son relationship, baron, castle, tomboy, family relations, medieval
Time: 14th century
Place: england
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69%
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A.D. (1985)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, USA
Duration: 600 min.
TV show
Story: Set just after the death of Jesus Christ, this mini-series chronicles the life & adventures of Jesus's disciples, and events in Rome during the reigns of the Emperors Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius and Nero.
Style: epic
Plot: bible, roman empire, apostle, martyr, jesus, crucifixion of jesus, jesus christ, adoption, martyrdom, pursuit, corporal punishment, ancient rome ...
Time: 1st century
Place: rome italy
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68%
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Joseph (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 185 min.
TV show
Story: The Biblical story of Joseph, who was sold to slavery by his brothers who were jealous of his prophetic abilities to analyze dreams and of his being their fathers' favorite.
Style: biblical, realistic, serious, epic
Plot: old testament, betrayal, vengeance, miraculous event, royal family, dishonesty, adventure, society, family relations, religions or cults, siblings relations, parents and children ...
Place: egypt, middle east, africa
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65%
 6.2
 325
Bryggeren (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Denmark
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: The development of Carlsberg Beer, the Carlsberg brewery and the mishaps between father and son, are the main story. But also the social life in Denmark in this time period, both for the rich and poor are explored.
Style: family saga
Plot: period piece, businessman, death of child, brewery, father son relationship, beer, family relations
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: copenhagen denmark, denmark, rome italy, copenhagen
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Weissensee Saga (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Weissensee is a German television series. The series is set in East Berlin in 1980 and 1987 and follows two families.
Style: poignant, serious, compassionate, realistic, touching ...
Plot: stasi, berlin wall, communism, forbidden love, parents and children, prejudice, adolescence, family feud, social differences, star crossed lovers, first love, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 80s
Place: east germany, east berlin, german democratic republic, germany, berlin germany
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63%
All the Winters That Have Been (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Dane Corvin (Chamberlain) returns to Raven Island where 20 years before he and Helen Raven (Allen) had fallen in love. She vowed never to see him again because he had arrested her brother, who he had been investigating. Dane is now determined to win ...
Plot: in laws, fire, male bonding, male friendship, fatherhood, campfire, father son relationship, friendship between men
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61%
The Bonfire of Destiny (2019)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: After a devastating fire in 1897 Paris, three women find their lives upended by betrayal, deception, and romantic turmoil. Inspired by real events.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, touching, contemplative, rough ...
Plot: fire, tragedy, danger, catastrophe, social differences, crimes, conflict, vengeance, death, deadly, netflix
Time: 19th century, 1890s
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61%
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Ermak (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 124 min.
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Style: epic
Plot: imperial russia, cossack, czar, equestrian, conqueror, expedition, settler, conquering
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Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union, France
Duration: 236 min.
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Story: A Russian version 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 ...
Plot: treasure, prison escape, sailor, secret identity, conspiracy, jealousy, revenge, canceled wedding, prison, death of friend, false accusation, island prison
Time: 1800s, 19th century
Place: marseille provence, marseille, paris france
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The Secret River (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Australia
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Story: In 1806, William Thornhill is sentenced to New South Wales for life where he is drawn into a terrifying conflict that will leave a bloody and indelible stain.
Style: captivating, stylized, realistic, serious
Plot: social differences, love affair, misfit, love and romance, human nature, society, settlement, australian aboriginal, convict, colony, river, lake or river ...
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Frontier (2016)
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Story: The chaotic and violent struggle to control wealth and power in the North American fur trade in late 18th century Canada. Told from multiple perspectives, Frontier takes place in a world where business negotiations might be resolved with ...
Style: atmospheric, suspense, harsh, exciting, captivating
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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St. Paul (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Czech Republic, USA, UK
Duration: 170 min.
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Story: Director Roger Young (JOSEPH AND JESUS) presents this dramatic television miniseries that recounts the life of Paul (Johannes Brandrup) the Apostle of Jesus Christ. Originally known as Paul of Tarsus, Paul tortured and persecuted Christians until he ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: christianity, folk hero, roman empire, bible, apostle, christian, state affairs, heroes, legends and myths, bible story, father son relationship, redemption ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, rome italy, jerusalem
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Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Czech Republic, Spain, USA, Netherlands, UK
Duration: 180 min.
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Style: biblical, atmospheric, epic, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: battles, heroes, legends and myths, couple relations, fall in love, royal family, political unrest, religions or cults, healing power, betrayal, politics, rivalry ...
Time: ancient history
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Abraham (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, Italy, USA, Czech Republic, France
Duration: 175 min.
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Story: This engrossing dramatization of the life of Abraham, the most tested servant of God and the father of Judaism, spans from the patriarch's quest for the Promised Land to the sacrifice of his son, Isaac.
Style: serious, epic, captivating, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: prophet, bible, desert, miraculous event, heroic mission, redemption, adventure, society, human spirit, hopes, bible story, city ...
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Duration: 280 min.
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Style: heroic, realistic, breathtaking, epic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
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Chronicle (2004)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland
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Story: Krøniken is a Danish television drama which aired on Sunday evenings between January 2004 and January 2007. The 22-episode series relates the lives of two fictional families during the historical development of the Danmarks Radio television network ...
Plot: women's liberation, female nudity, radio, television, class differences, suicide, father son relationship, politics, apartment, factory
Time: 1950s, 1960s, 1940s, 70s, 60s ...
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Christopher Columbus (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, West Germany, USA
Duration: 360 min.
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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, conquistador, adventure, ambition, adventurer, ocean or sea, inventions and discoveries, tragic hero, ocean, political intrigue, new world, father son relationship ...
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Ellis Island (1984)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 420 min.
TV show
Story: The lives and struggles of some of the countless immigrants who arrived on Ellis Island during the 19th century in search of the American Dream.
Plot: american dream, immigrants, world war one, immigration, irish american, torture, extramarital affair
Time: 19th century, 1910s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Samson and Delilah (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Germany, Italy, USA, Morocco
Duration: 172 min.
TV show
Story: Mara and Manoa are both upstanding and religious Israelites living under the harsh and unjust rule of the Philistines. One day, a mysterious stranger appears to Mara and promises her that she will bear a son whom she is to call Samson.
Style: serious, epic, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, heroes, femme fatale, tragic hero, betrayal, superhero, battlefield, human spirit, vengeance, heroic mission, redemption, parents and children ...
Time: ancient history, ancient times
Place: persia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Leaving of Liverpool (1993)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A poignant and forceful saga which traces the fortunes of two English children uprooted from their beloved Liverpool dockside to the alien environment of Australia in the years following World War Two.
Plot: corporal punishment, world war two, self mutilation, schoolgirl, spanking, juvenile delinquency, female protagonist, orphan, self inflicted injury, caning
Place: liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Cathedral of the Sea (2018)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: In the 14th century, Barcelona is experiencing one of its most prosperous moments. The city has grown to La Ribera, a fishing district in which the largest Marian temple ever known is built: Santa María del Mar. But the construction runs parallel ...
Style: suspenseful, brutal, depressing, suspense, biblical ...
Plot: rich and poor, religion, envy, social relations, society, father son relationship, love hate relationship, social problems, life is a bitch, family relations, genocide, love hate ...
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Place: barcelona, spain, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%