Movies like Mary Queen of Scots

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Mary Queen of Scots (2018)
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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, stylized, bleak, bad ending, captivating
Plot: royal court, royal family, queen elizabeth i, queen, state affairs, throne, rivalry, british history, cousin cousin relationship, betrayal, female protagonist, protestant, political unrest, intrigue, treason, murder, husband wife relationship, tudors, female prisoner, palaces castles and temples, political intrigue, dishonesty, strong female presence, woman in danger, european history ...
Time: 16th century
Place: scotland, england, europe, scottish highlands

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Most similar movies to Mary Queen of Scots

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, stylized and captivating films with plots about royal family, betrayal, state affairs, queen, intrigue, rivalry and royalty mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like Mary Queen of Scots: The Tudors (2007), Reign (2013), The Other Boleyn Girl (2008), The Favourite (2018), The Spanish Princess (2019). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Tudors (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Ireland, Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: historical character, queen, royal court, king, royal family, love triangle, intrigue, throne, betrayal, king of england, aristocracy, siblings relations ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, renaissance
Place: england, europe
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Reign (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Mary, Queen of Scots, faces political and sexual intrigue in the treacherous world of the French court.
Style: sexy, stylized, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: aristocracy, female protagonist, royal court, royal family, queen, historical character, love triangle, intrigue, rivalry, king, state affairs, palaces castles and temples ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, scotland, europe
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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: sexy, stylized, romantic, sexual, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: king, queen, royal court, royal family, siblings relations, love triangle, seduction, intrigue, ambition, marriage, mistress, betrayal ...
Time: 16th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, france, london, rome italy
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100%
 7.5
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The Favourite (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah governs the country in her stead. When a new servant Abigail arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.
Style: factual, based on true events, emotional, cynical, melancholic ...
Plot: lesbian, queen, rivalry, aristocracy, lgbt, period piece, british history, queen of england, ambitious woman, rise and fall, british royal family, duchess ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: britain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Spanish Princess (2019)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: The beautiful Spanish princess, Catherine of Aragon, navigates the royal lineage of England with an eye on the throne.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, tense
Plot: royal court, king, royal family, queen of england, tudors, historical figure, death, intrigue, rivalry, dishonesty, ambition, family ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: england, spain
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100%
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Elizabeth (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The story of the ascension to the throne and the early reign of Queen Elizabeth the First, the endless attempts by her council to marry her off, the Catholic hatred of her and her romance with Lord Robert Dudley.
Style: factual, stylized, realistic, epic, serious ...
Plot: queen, queen elizabeth i, historical character, british history, royal court, british royal family, head of state, political intrigue, throne, politics, rise to the top, treason ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london, scotland, paris france ...
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100%
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, realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: royal court, royal family, political intrigue, betrayal, political unrest, head of state, state affairs, palaces castles and temples, queen, monarchy, strong female presence, king of france ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: scotland, england, europe
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30%
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, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: queen elizabeth i, murder, political unrest, betrayal, queen, catholic, execution, royal family, royal court, intrigue, state affairs, society ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: scotland, england, europe, britain, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The White Queen (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, France
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: aristocracy, queen, royal court, royal family, monarchy, king, throne, love and romance, young woman, seduction, intrigue, betrayal ...
Time: 15th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: realistic, captivating, serious, epic, colourful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: queen elizabeth i, queen, british history, throne, period piece, head of state, royal family, monarchy, palace intrigue, political intrigue, politics, catholicism ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, middle ages, 1500s, 18th century ...
Place: england, europe, spain, scotland, america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.6
 174K
The Crown (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
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: atmospheric, clever, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: royal family, british royal family, british history, monarchy, queen, winston churchill, prime minister, woman, queen elizabeth ii, power, monarch, palace intrigue ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: england, buckingham palace, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
To Kill a King (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A recounting of the relationship between General Fairfax and Oliver Cromwell, as they try to cope with the consequences of deposing King Charles I.
Style: clever, talky, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: rivalry, betrayal, rebelliousness, society, political unrest, revolution, intrigue, dishonesty, state affairs, torture, battlefield, political intrigue ...
Time: 17th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Virgin Queen (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 237 min.
TV show
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, tudors, throne, forbidden love, queen of england, royal family, british royal family, palace intrigue, court intrigue, head of state, state affairs, intrigue ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, rome italy, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Gunpowder, Treason & Plot (2004)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 205 min.
Story: A BBC miniseries based loosely on the lives of Mary, Queen of Scots, and her son James I of England.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: king, royal family, execution, coronation, power, horse riding, rivalry, treason, betrayal, spy, conspiracy, monarchy ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century
Place: england, scotland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Elizabeth I (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 223 min.
TV show
Story: HBO miniseries about the the public and private lives of the later years of Queen Elizabeth I.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: queen, queen elizabeth i, royal family, monarchy, royal court, palace intrigue, couple relations, family relations, queen of england, british history, political unrest, romance ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe, ireland, london, spain ...
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41%
Victoria & Abdul (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.
Style: based on true events, atmospheric, stylized, touching, melancholic
Plot: queen victoria, servant, british history, queen of england, woman, interracial friendship, intergenerational friendship, royal court, hindu, friendship, muslim, death of protagonist ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: india, florence, scotland, buckingham palace, florence italy ...
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100%
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Elizabeth R (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
TV show
Story: When Elizabeth Tudor comes to the throne, her (male) advisors know she has to marry. Doesn't she?
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, factual
Plot: palace intrigue, queen elizabeth i, queen, royal family, political conspiracy, throne, state affairs, betrayal, head of state, dishonesty, rise to the top, patriotism ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Henry VIII and His Six Wives (1972)
Genre: Biography, 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: stylized, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: british royal family, tudors, intrigue, dishonesty, head of state, love and romance, state affairs, society, religions or cults, couples, palaces castles and temples, couple relations ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Macbeth (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Feature film adaptation of Shakespeare's Scottish play about General Macbeth whose ambitious wife urges him to use wicked means in order to gain power of the throne over the sitting king, Duncan.
Style: bleak, stylized, captivating, brutal, atmospheric ...
Plot: betrayal, murder, ambition, medieval, crown, assassination, couple relations, state affairs, tragic hero, rise and fall, losing-it hero, witches ...
Time: middle ages, 11th century, 70s, 1930s
Place: scotland, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Henry VIII of England discards one wife, Katharine of Aragon, who has failed to produce a male heir, in favor of the young and beautiful Anne Boleyn.
Style: talky, serious, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Plot: british history, tudors, ambition, frame up, infidelity, king, betrayal, romance, politics, rise to the top, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, renaissance, 1500s, 1930s ...
Place: england, europe, britain, london, scotland
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36%
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Lady Jane (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 136 min.
Story: The death of King Henry VIII throws his kingdom into chaos because of succession disputes. His weak son Edward, is on his deathbed. Anxious to keep England true to the Reformation, a scheming minister John Dudley marries off his son, Guildford to ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, captivating, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: political intrigue, corporal punishment, romance, politics, conspiracy, royal family, political unrest, unfulfillment, state affairs, tragic hero, betrayal, tuberculosis ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 19th century, 1930s, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe, rome italy
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Bathory (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: Slovakia, Hungary, Czech Republic, UK, France
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Bathory is based on the legends surrounding the life and deeds of Countess Elizabeth Bathory known as the greatest murderess in the history of mankind. Contrary to popular belief, Elizabeth Bathory was a modern Renaissance woman who ultimately fell ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, epic ...
Plot: countess, legend, manipulations, healing power, dishonesty, society, political intrigue, state affairs, manipulation, torture, intrigue, palaces castles and temples ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century
Place: hungary, europe, transylvania, vienna
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100%
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The Great (2020)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A genre-bending, anti-historical ride through 18th century Russia following the rise of Catherine the Nothing to Catherine the Great and her explosive relationship with husband Peter, the emperor of Russia.
Style: stylized, realistic, epic, humorous, based on true events
Plot: royal court, king, queen, empress, royal family, palaces castles and temples, monarch, russian empire, intrigue, imperial russia, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century
Place: russia
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100%
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Cromwell (1970)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Disgusted with the policies of King Charles I, Oliver Cromwell plans to take his family to the New World. But on the eve of their departure, Cromwell is drawn into the tangled web of religion and politics that will result in the English Civil War.
Style: epic, realistic, stylized, serious, factual ...
Plot: battles, revolution, political unrest, military, politics, intrigue, leadership, royal family, against the odds, ambition, rebellion, society ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 1600s, 80s, 18th century
Place: england, ireland, europe, america, britain ...
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 7.4
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Macbeth (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A ruthlessly ambitious Scottish lord siezes the throne with the help of his scheming wife and a trio of witches.
Style: atmospheric, disturbing, bleak, serious, captivating ...
Plot: murder, betrayal, ambition, ghost, rise and fall, prophecy, rise to power, throne, tragic hero, rivalry, supernatural ability, heroes ...
Time: 11th century, middle ages, 70s
Place: scotland, england, europe
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34%
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: stylized, realistic, captivating, factual, suspense ...
Plot: king, christmas, mistress, queen, political intrigue, power struggle, infidelity, throne, rivalry, castle, royal family, family relations ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: france, england
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34%
 8.1
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Wolf Hall (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
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, captivating, stylized, suspense, factual ...
Plot: rise to the top, political intrigue, royal family, manipulation, state affairs, manipulations, ambition, blind ambition, society, betrayal, politics, dishonesty ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, europe, london
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Henry VIII (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 193 min.
Story: Henry VIII is a two-part British television movie produced principally by Granada Television for ITV. It chronicles the life of Henry VIII of England from the disintegration of his first marriage to an aging Spanish princess until his death ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: king of england, ambition, romance, infidelity, intrigue, head of state, dishonesty, royal family, state affairs, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, betrayal ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1500s
Place: england, europe
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The Young Victoria (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 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, dramatic, factual, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: queen victoria, aristocracy, royal family, period piece, queen, royal court, queen of england, royalty, love and romance, marriage, politics, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1820s, 1840s ...
Place: england, london, buckingham palace, europe, belgium
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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, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: french history, politics, forbidden love, nudity (full frontal - brief), royal family, political intrigue, royalty, intrigue, romance, betrayal, murder, conspiracy ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, renaissance
Place: france, paris france, europe, spain, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%