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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, ancient history, ancient rome, emperor, politics, historical character, religions or cults, political intrigue, roma, battles, christianity, lust, rivalry, power struggle, rise and fall, head of state, rebelliousness, political unrest, dishonesty, state affairs, ancient, medieval, antiquity, empire, roman ...
Place: rome italy, italy, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, epic and captivating films and TV series with plots about state affairs, rivalry, ancient, ancient history, politics, antiquity and political unrest mostly in History, Drama and War genres. Some movies like Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire: I, Claudius (1976), Rome (2005), Julius 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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Plot: ancient, roman empire, ancient rome, ancient history, incest, political intrigue, intrigue, antiquity, power struggle, emperor, royal family, leadership ...
Time: 1st century b.c., 1st century, ancient times, 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, sexual, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: roman empire, ancient rome, historical character, ancient history, emperor, warrior, intrigue, power struggle, incest, betrayal, rivalry, julius caesar ...
Time: 1st century b.c., 1st century, ancient times
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Rome: Rise and Fall of an Empire (2008)
Genre: Documentary, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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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: exciting, serious, realistic, captivating, epic
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Julius 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: captivating, serious, stylized, epic, realistic
Plot: ancient history, roman empire, julius caesar, dictatorship, politics, ancient rome, battlefield, war hero, tragic hero, ambition, conspiracy, treason ...
Time: 1st century, 1st century b.c.
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Spartacus (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
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Duration: 55 min.
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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, sexy, heroic, sexual, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient rome, ancient history, gladiator, roman empire, rebellion, battles, slavery, sword fight, swords and armor, warrior, rebel, strong sexual content ...
Time: 1st century b.c., ancient times
Place: ancient greece
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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, serious, exciting, tense, epic ...
Plot: ancient history, desert, battles, tragic hero, roman empire, siege, military, war, politics, political unrest, rebelliousness, human spirit ...
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: UK, Germany, Spain, Canada, USA
Duration: 180 min.
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Story: About the struggle between the Roman Empire and its rebellious conquest Judaea, and two best friends caught in a terrible moment in history.
Style: rough, epic, exciting, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: roman empire, ancient history, rebellion, vengeance, military, dishonesty, redemption, political unrest, betrayal, slavery, society, state affairs ...
Time: 1st century
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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, exciting, realistic, serious, epic ...
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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 ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 360 min.
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
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Style: captivating, exciting, touching, epic, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
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Duration: 83 min.
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Duration: 188 min.
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Duration: 120 min.
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Country: USA
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Style: captivating, exciting, serious, realistic, tense ...
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Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized, tense ...
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Time: ancient times
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