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The Favourite (2018)
 7.5
 186K
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, melancholic, cynical, bloody
Plot: lesbian, queen, rivalry, aristocracy, lgbt, period piece, british history, queen of england, ambitious woman, rise and fall, british royal family, duchess, royal court, power struggle, lesbian romance, manipulative behavior, love triangle, member of parliament, fight for supremacy, female protagonist, throne, manipulative woman, violence, politics, politician ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: britain, england

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, dramatic and stylized films with plots about husband wife relationship, state affairs, betrayal, period piece, dialogue, runaway and greed mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like The Favourite: Mary Queen of Scots (2018), Elizabeth (1998), The Other Boleyn Girl (2008), Victoria & Abdul (2017), The Great (2020). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ...
Plot: royal court, royal family, queen elizabeth i, queen, state affairs, throne, rivalry, british history, cousin cousin relationship, betrayal, female protagonist, protestant ...
Time: 16th century
Place: scotland, england, europe, scottish highlands
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100%
 7.4
 96K
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 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.1
 23K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 4K
Mad Love (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Spain, Italy, Portugal, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The love story who transformed Juana I de Castilla, Queen of Spain, into Juana "The mad". The tragic fate of a Queen madly in love to an unfaithful husband, Felipe el Hermoso, Archduke of Austria.
Style: captivating, sexy, serious, melancholic, gothic ...
Plot: betrayal, intrigue, love and romance, politics, infidelity, obsession, tragic hero, isolation, couple relations, royal family, dishonesty, state affairs ...
Time: 1500s, 15th century, 16th century, 1920s, 18th century
Place: spain, austria, europe, portugal, flanders ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Marie Antoinette (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, France, Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and ultimately the fall of Versailles.
Style: realistic, factual, colourful, melancholic, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: historical character, queen, french history, princess, royal family, royal court, aristocracy, palaces castles and temples, french revolution, female protagonist, state affairs, french ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: france, versailles, paris france, vienna, austria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Madness of King George (1994)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: King George III's erratic behaviour leads to a plot in Parliament to have him declared insane and removed from the throne.
Style: witty, talky, clever, semi serious, biting ...
Plot: mental illness, royal court, politics, self destructing, assassination attempt, mental health, king of england, aristocracy, parliament, throne, unconventional method, couples ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1780s, 19th century
Place: england, europe, london, north america
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 7.2
 14K
Mrs Brown (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Queen Victoria is deeply depressed after the death of her husband, disappearing from public. Her servant Brown, who adores her, through caress and admiration brings her back to life, but that relationship creates scandalous situation and is likely ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: queen victoria, friendship, politics, widow, queen, victorian england, romance, state affairs, platonic, assassination attempt, royalty, relationships ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, victorian era, 1860s, 1880s
Place: england, scotland, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 13K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Scandalous Lady W (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A gripping 18th century drama details the scandalous life of Lady Seymour Worsley, who dared to leave her husband and elope with his best friend, Captain George Bisset. Lady Seymour Worsley escapes her troubled marriage only to find herself at the ...
Style: captivating, exciting, disturbing, suspense
Plot: aristocracy, elopement, voyeurism, love triangle, troubled marriage, adultery, extramarital affair, husband wife estrangement, scandal, husband wife relationship, sex scene, multiple lovers ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 22K
Colette (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA, France, Hungary, Netherlands
Duration: 111 min.
Story: French novelist, Colette, overcomes an abusive marriage to emerge as a leading writer in her country and a candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Style: intellectual, based on true events, captivating, inspirational, lyrical
Plot: female writer, female protagonist, lesbian relationship, novelist, bisexuality, nobel prize, exploitation, woman, writers, manuscript, ghost writer, lesbian sex ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 1890s, 20th century, year 1900
Place: paris france, algeria, louisiana, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.5
 13K
Ammonite (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: 1840s England, an infamous fossil hunter and a young woman sent to convalesce by the sea develop an intense relationship, altering both of their lives forever.
Style: intellectual, contemplative, realistic, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: lesbian romance, lesbian relationship, lesbianism, lesbian couple, lesbian, lesbian sex, lgbt, fossil, female protagonist, paleontologist, scientific discovery, female scientist ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1840s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 ⇓
31%
 7.4
 7K
Ridicule (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: To get royal backing on a needed drainage project, a poor French lord must learn to play the delicate games of wit at court at Versailles.
Style: witty, talky, humorous, semi serious, stylized ...
Plot: royal court, footsie under the table, duel, intrigue, nudity (full frontal - brief), swamp, manipulation, bedroom, manipulations, ambition, society, court ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 1780s
Place: versailles, france, england, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Affair of the Necklace (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In pre-Revolutionary France, a young aristocratic woman left penniless by the political unrest in the country, must avenge her family's fall from grace by scheming to steal a priceless necklace.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, epic, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: politics, conspiracy, intrigue, romance, love and romance, state affairs, royal family, couple relations, couples, revenge, dishonesty, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: france, europe, versailles, paris france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Hyde Park on Hudson (2012)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The story of the love affair between FDR and his distant cousin Margaret Stuckley, centered around the weekend in 1939 when the King and Queen of the United Kingdom visited upstate New York.
Style: stylized, captivating, factual, political, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: cousin cousin relationship, queen, state affairs, president, family relations, love affair, disability, husband wife relationship, king, queen of england, park, king of england ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1939
Place: usa, new york, united states, england, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Young Catherine (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, Canada, Soviet Union, Germany, Italy
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A German princess is chosen to marry the heir to the Russian Throne, but faces plots and intrigues against her.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, stylized
Plot: royal court, love and romance, empress, couple relations, palaces castles and temples, russian history, royal family, political intrigue, ambition, rivalry, dishonesty, intrigue ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1700s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.9
 42K
Rob Roy (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In the highlands of Scotland in the 1700s, Rob Roy tries to lead his small town to a better future, by borrowing money from the local nobility to buy cattle to herd to market. When the money is stolen, Rob is forced into a Robin Hood lifestyle to ...
Style: exciting, captivating, emotional, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: violent man, rivalry, folk hero, adventure, vengeance, against the odds, graphic violence, danger, righting the wronged, legends and myths, life philosophy, outlaw ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 ⇓
28%
 6.9
 6K
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 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.4
 24K
Amazing Grace (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The true story of William Wilberforce's courageous quest to end the British slave trade. Although meeting intense opposition, his minister, John Newton, urges him to see the cause through.
Style: realistic, emotional, sincere, serious, factual ...
Plot: slavery, politics, friendship, injustice, civil rights, politician, debate, musician, mentor, father son relationship, slave trade, freedom ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s, victorian era, victorian ...
Place: england, london, paris france, europe, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.9
 30K
Goya's Ghosts (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Painter Francisco Goya faces a scandal involving his muse, who is labeled a heretic by a monk.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, captivating, factual, intense ...
Plot: french, prostitute, lifestyle, life is a bitch, rape, prison, period piece, heresy, spanish inquisition, arrest, society, hunting ...
Time: 18th century, 1800s, 19th century
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.7
 106K
Frost/Nixon (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: For three years after being forced from office, Nixon remained silent. But in summer 1977, the steely, cunning former commander-in-chief agreed to sit for one all-inclusive interview to confront the questions of his time in office and the Watergate ...
Style: clever, tense, psychological, sincere, tricky ...
Plot: politics, journalism, president, reporter, loneliness, tv show, scandal, power struggle, lie, mind game, uncover truth, secret ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1977, year 1974
Place: usa, california, sydney australia, london, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.6
 9K
Restoration (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An aspiring young physician, Robert Merivel found himself in the service of King Charles II and saves the life of someone close to the King. Merivel joins the King's court and lives the high life provided to someone of his position. Merivel is ...
Style: serious, captivating, emotional, factual, intense ...
Plot: redemption, fall in love, rise and fall, medicine, plague, jealousy, romance, love and romance, couple relations, human spirit, love triangle, royal family ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century, 1930s, 19th century
Place: england, london, europe, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Made in Dagenham (2010)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A dramatization of the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant, where female workers walked out in protest against sexual discrimination.
Style: touching, contemplative, realistic, semi serious, uplifting ...
Plot: discrimination, working class, protest, injustice, gender, factory, workplace, fighting the system, idealism, revolution, rebelliousness, workplace situations ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1968, year 1966 ...
Place: england, europe, london, liverpool, michigan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Girl King (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Finland, Canada, Germany, Sweden
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A portrait of the brilliant, extravagant Kristina of Sweden, queen from age six, who fights the conservative forces that are against her ideas to modernize Sweden and who have no tolerance for her awakening sexuality.
Style: captivating, emotional, realistic, baroque, serious ...
Plot: lesbian interest, lesbian, queen, lesbian sex, royal family, lesbian romance, head of state, forbidden love, heir to the throne, love interest, royal court, society ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%