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Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire (2006)
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Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire (2006)
Genre: Documentary, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
Story: Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire is a 2006 BBC One docudrama series, with each episode looking at a different key turning point in the history of the Roman Empire.
Style: captivating, epic, realistic, serious
Plot: roman empire, emperor, politics, historical character, religions or cults, political intrigue, christianity, battles, lust, rise and fall, power struggle, dishonesty, political unrest, rebelliousness, head of state, rivalry, state affairs, empire, roma, jewish, ancient, ruler, ambition, corruption, rebellion ...
Time: ancient history
Place: rome italy, italy, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and epic films and TV series with plots about state affairs, rivalry, betrayal, political unrest, battles, dishonesty and politics mostly in History, Drama and War genres. Some movies like Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire: I, Claudius (1976), Rome (2005), Caesar (2002), Spartacus (2010), The Antagonists (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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I, Claudius (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 669 min.
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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, stylized, serious ...
Plot: roman empire, emperor, political intrigue, ancient rome, power struggle, ambition, betrayal, intrigue, incest, ancient, family feud, prophecy ...
Time: 1st century b.c., ancient history, 1st century, 50s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
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Rome (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 52 min.
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Story: A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.
Style: epic, exciting, captivating, sexual, stylized ...
Plot: roman empire, historical character, emperor, ancient rome, incest, warrior, intrigue, rivalry, betrayal, power struggle, slavery, political conspiracy ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c., 1st century
Place: rome italy, europe, italy, alexandria egypt, egypt
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Caesar (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands, Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: Twenty year-old Julius Caesar flees Rome for his life during the reign of Sulla but through skill and ambition rises four decades later to become Rome's supreme dictator.
Style: serious, captivating, stylized, epic, realistic
Plot: roman empire, julius caesar, politics, dictatorship, tragic hero, ambition, war hero, treason, emperor, rivalry, rise and fall, head of state ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 1st century b.c.
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Spartacus (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Spartacus is an American television series inspired by the historical figure of Spartacus, a Thracian gladiator who from 73 to 71 BCE led a major slave uprising against the Roman Republic departing from Capua.
Style: epic, sexual, sexy, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
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The Antagonists (1981)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 394 min.
TV show
Story: After the destruction of the Second Temple, 900 Jewish zealots hold out against a 5000 man Roman legion on the mountaintop fortress of Masada.
Style: captivating, epic, serious, exciting, tense ...
Plot: desert, battles, roman empire, siege, tragic hero, military, rebelliousness, political unrest, war, politics, human spirit, state affairs ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history
Place: israel, holy land, middle east, palestine
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The Borgias (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, Hungary, Ireland, Canada
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Set in 15th century Italy at the height of the Renaissance, The Borgias chronicles the corrupt rise of patriarch Rodrigo Borgia to the papacy, where he proceeds to commit every sin in the book to amass and retain power, influence and enormous wealth ...
Style: clever, captivating, serious, epic, stylized ...
Plot: historical character, siblings relations, lust, brother sister incest, intrigue, rivalry, manipulations, sex scene, clergy, sin, greed, strong sexual content ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: rome italy, italy, europe, florence
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Hannibal: Rome's Worst Nightmare (2006)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: It is 200 years before the birth of Christ and Rome is the new superpower of the ancient world. She believes she is invincible - but one man is destined to change that. He is a man bound by oath to avenge the wrongs inflicted on his home and, in ...
Style: captivating, realistic, exciting, serious, epic
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Time: ancient history
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Empire (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
Story: As Conqueror Julius Caesar is drawing his last breath, he swears Tyrannus—Rome's finest warrior—to an oath to protect his successor, Octavius, his 18-year-old nephew. Tyrannus and Octavius are forced into exile to protect the young man from ...
Style: epic, realistic, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient rome, roman empire, julius caesar, gladiator, leadership, betrayal, rivalry, assassination, tragic hero, ambition, emperor, political conspiracy ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
Place: rome italy, italy
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA, Lithuania
Duration: 177 min.
TV show
Story: A romanced story of Attila the Hun, since his childhood, when he lost his parents until his death. Attila is disclosed as a great leader, strategist and lover and the movie shows his respect to the great Roman strategist Flavius Aetius, his loves ...
Style: captivating, exciting, epic, touching, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, battles, barbarian, sword and sandal, death, battlefield, village, roman, ancient rome, leadership, heroes, heroic mission ...
Time: ancient history, middle ages, 5th century
Place: rome italy, europe, constantinople
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Ben Hur (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Spain, Canada, USA
Duration: 180 min.
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Style: epic, rough, captivating, exciting, serious ...
Plot: roman empire, rebellion, vengeance, military, danger, dishonesty, slavery, rivalry, political unrest, redemption, betrayal, state affairs ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
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Warrior Queen (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Romania
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The Celtic queen who shook the Roman Empire. Boudica is one of history’s first and fiercest women warriors. Sickened by ceaseless war, the king of the Iceni accepts a treaty with the Romans in exchange for his tribe’s continued independence. But ...
Style: exciting, captivating, epic, realistic, rough ...
Plot: roman empire, female warrior, sex with mother, battles, mother son incest, conquering, leadership, rivalry, society, heroes, wartime life, political unrest ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
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The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Drawn from the same events that later inspired Gladiator, the film charts the power-hungry greed and father-son betrayal that led to Rome's collapse at the bloody hands of the Barbarians.
Style: epic, captivating, exciting, serious, stylized ...
Plot: roman empire, betrayal, tragic hero, battles, ancient rome, political unrest, politics, war, rivalry, state affairs, adventure, military ...
Time: ancient history
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Rome: Rise and Fall of an Empire (2008)
Genre: Documentary, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A thirteen hour series which focuses on the Germanic, Britannic and other barbarian tribal wars with Rome which ultimately led to the decline and fall of the Roman Empire. This series is centered on the campaigns and battles with the barbarian ...
Style: realistic, exciting, epic, serious, captivating
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
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Duration: 188 min.
TV show
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Style: epic, serious, realistic, baroque
Plot: king, royal family, mistress, politics, ambition, rise and fall, social differences, political unrest, revolution, love and romance, romance, betrayal ...
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Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany, Italy, Canada, USA, UK, Hungary, Spain, Czech Republic
Duration: 380 min.
TV show
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Style: serious, realistic, captivating, exciting, epic ...
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Story: The story of Romulus and his twin brother Remus, in eighth century B.C. as seen through the eyes of three people marked by death, loneliness and violence.
Style: serious, atmospheric, heroic, realistic, captivating
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
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Duration: 192 min.
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Style: epic, stylized, captivating, exciting, saga ...
Plot: roman empire, cleopatra, femme fatale, betrayal, assassination, ancient rome, ancient egypt, ruler, romance, unfulfillment, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history, 1st century b.c., 1930s, 18th century
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Genre: Drama, History
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, captivating, epic, bleak
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The Last Kingdom (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
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Duration: 60 min.
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Style: captivating, realistic, epic, stylized, exciting ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
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Duration: 52 min.
TV show
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, stylized, intellectual ...
Plot: royal court, king, royal family, betrayal, intrigue, rivalry, ambition, palaces castles and temples, state affairs, political intrigue, graphic violence, rise to the top ...
Time: 17th century
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TV show
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, realistic, rough, surprise ending, epic ...
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Time: middle ages, renaissance, 1400s, 16th century, 15th century ...
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Hispania, la leyenda (2010)
Genre: History
Country: Spain
TV show
Story: Viriato is a Hispanic shepherd who enjoys a simple life until the arrival of the Roman troops of the praetor Galba. It will changes his destiny. His village is attacked and massacred. Viriato, dam of hate, swears not to rest until revenge. ...
Style: epic, emotional, captivating, tense, exciting ...
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Time: ancient history
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Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
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Story: Sentenced to spend out the rest of his adult life laboring in the harsh deserts of Egypt, the Thracian slave Spartacus gets a new lease on life when he is purchased by the obese owner of a Roman gladiator school. Moved by the defiance of an ...
Style: epic, serious, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, rebellion, slavery, slave, ancient rome, tragic hero, human spirit, adventure, leadership, gladiator, heroes, righting the wronged ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world, 1st century b.c., ancient times
Place: rome italy
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Genre: History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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Style: political thriller, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: world war one, historical character, politics, head of state, political unrest, state affairs, assassination, society, negotiation, diplomacy, summer, international relations ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1914, pre world war one
Place: europe, england, germany, france
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The Pillars of the Earth (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Germany, Canada, UK, Hungary
Duration: 60 min.
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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, visually appealing, unusual plot structure ...
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Time: middle ages, 12th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
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King of the Sands (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Syria
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A daring, compelling and controversial take on the life of prince Abdulaziz Al Saud (Ibn Saud), founder of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, epic
Plot: conquering, leadership, head of state, against the odds, ruler, rebellion, ambition, state affairs, rebelliousness, dishonesty, rise to the top, battles ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
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Sons of Liberty (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 270 min.
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Story: The story of a group of very different men fighting in the American Colonies for freedom, and how they will shape the future for the United States of America.
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: american revolution, human spirit, battles, rebelliousness, politics, political unrest, leadership, heroes, revolution, state affairs, rebellion, military ...
Time: 18th century
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston
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Constantine and the Cross (1961)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Italy, Yugoslavia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Constantin is fighting against Barbarians with his father when he is called to Rome. In his way to Rome, he falls in an ambush planned by Maxence, who wants to become emperor.
Style: epic, serious, realistic, saga, christian film
Plot: battles, emperor, ancient rome, christianity, rivalry, rise to the top, society, espionage, betrayal, intrigue, adventure, leadership ...
Time: ancient history
Place: rome italy, europe
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33%
Julius Caesar (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: All star cast heads up this 1970 remake of the William Shakespeare classic tale of the betrayal of the the Roman senate against their emperor, the plotting and scheming that led up to the assassination of the title charecter, and all of Romes' ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful, psychotronic
Plot: assassination, betrayal, tragic hero, heroes, roman empire, political intrigue, political unrest, right hand man, downfall, rise and fall, intrigue, head of state ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
Place: rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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