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King of the Sands (2013)
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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, epic, serious, captivating
Plot: conquering, ruler, against the odds, rebellion, head of state, leadership, battles, ambition, dishonesty, rebelliousness, rise to the top, state affairs, religions or cults, battle zone, military, graphic violence, prince
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 30s, 20s
Place: saudi arabia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and epic films with plots about state affairs, ambition, society, rebellion, politics, leadership and rivalry mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like King of the Sands: The Liberator (2013), Tsar (2009), The Kautokeino Rebellion (2008), Walesa: Man of Hope (2013), Cromwell (1970). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Liberator (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Venezuela, Spain
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Bolívar was instrumental in Latin America’s struggle for independence from the Spanish Empire, and is today considered one of the most influential politicians and emancipators in American history. Libertador is told from the viewpoint of ...
Style: captivating, serious, epic, tense, exciting ...
Plot: revolution, revolutionary, battles, rebellion, military, war, leadership, folk hero, state affairs, ambition, leader, freedom ...
Time: 18th century, 1820s, 19th century
Place: latin america, venezuela, colombia, andes mountains, madrid ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan (2007)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Russia, Germany, Kazakhstan
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The story recounts the early life of Genghis Khan, a slave who went on to conquer half the world in the 11th century.
Style: epic, realistic, captivating, stylized, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conquering, leadership, battles, monk, rise to the top, king, escape, ambition, leader, historical character, state affairs, rivalry ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: mongolia, asia, china
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82%
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Tsar (2009)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In 16th-century Russia in the grip of chaos, Ivan the Terrible strongly believes he is vested with a holy mission. Believing he can understand and interpret the signs, he sees the Last Judgment approaching. He establishes absolute power, cruelly ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: clergy, leadership, russian history, head of state, political unrest, corrupted ruler, dishonesty, ambition, royal court, political corruption, rebelliousness, rebellion ...
Time: 16th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
The Kautokeino Rebellion (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Religious and cultural reawakening inspires rebellion in a 19th century Norwegian village.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, epic, bleak
Plot: rebellion, christianity, rebel, religions or cults, life is a bitch, society, rebelliousness, political unrest, state affairs, tragic event, war, decapitation ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Walesa: Man of Hope (2013)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: How was it possible that a single man influenced contemporary world so significantly? This film is an attempt to capture the phenomenon of a common man’s metamorphosis into a charismatic leader — an attempt to see how a Gdansk shipyard ...
Style: captivating, realistic, humorous, psychological, tense ...
Plot: revolution, rebellion, fighting the system, rivalry, ambition, leadership, politics, righting the wronged, disorder, idealism, against the odds, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: poland, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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, serious, stylized, factual ...
Plot: battles, revolution, political unrest, military, politics, against the odds, royal family, intrigue, leadership, rivalry, rebellion, society ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 80s, 18th century
Place: england, ireland, europe, america, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Waiting for Heaven (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Hungary, Turkey
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Eflatun is a master miniature artist who's living in 17th century Istanbul. One day, he's taken to the vizier's mansion by force. There he learns that Danyal, one of the Ottoman princes who has ignited an insurrection, is arrested in ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating, epic
Plot: rebellion, military, love affair, rebelliousness, fight for supremacy, state affairs, society, love and romance, rivalry, fall in love, political unrest, battles ...
Time: 17th century
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, constantinople, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 4.8
 991
Che! (1969)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Biography of Argentinian revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara, who helped Fidel Castro in his struggle against the corrupt Batista regime, eventually resulting in the overthrow of that government and Castro's taking over of Cuba. The ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, serious, realistic, factual ...
Plot: revolution, chaos, folk hero, leadership, political unrest, injustice, rebellion, military, society, rebelliousness, idealism, revolutionary ...
Time: 20th century
Place: cuba, bolivia, latin america, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Peter and Paul (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 198 min.
Story: Peter and Paul assume leadership of the Church as they struggle against violent opposition to the teachings of Christ and their own personal conflicts.
Style: biblical, atmospheric, epic, serious, realistic ...
Plot: religions or cults, injustice, ancient history, redemption, against the odds, ambition, dishonesty, heroes, clergy, hopes, society, state affairs ...
Time: 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, rome italy, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi (2019)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: India
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Story of Rani Lakshmibai, one of the leading figures of the Indian Rebellion of 1857 and her resistance to the British Rule.
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, epic
Plot: invasion, rebellion, queen, female protagonist, leadership, battles, female warrior, ambition, politics, brutality, heroine, courage ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Queen of the Mountains (2014)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Kyrgyzstan
Duration: 135 min.
Story: At a time when most females in Asia possess little or no power over their lives, headstrong Kurmanjan Datka defies her family's authority -- and ultimately becomes the ruler of her native Kyrgyzstan region.
Style: exciting, captivating, realistic, serious, epic
Plot: leadership, escapades, rivalry, heroes, rise to the top, ruler, strong female presence, mother son relationship, mountain, mother, animal abuse, russian empire
Time: 19th century
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
God Loves Caviar (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Greece, Russia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The true-life, stranger-than-fiction tale of eighteenth-century Greek pirate turned merchant Ioannis Varvakis, who rose from humble beginnings to become the head of one of the largest mercantile empires in Europe.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: revolution, pirate, political intrigue, ambition, political unrest, dishonesty, rise to the top, state affairs, idealism, imperialism, rebellion, hopes ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 2010s
Place: greece, europe, russia, hellas, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.7
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Jimmy's Hall (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Ireland, France, Belgium, Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In the 1930s political activist Jimmy Gralton is deported from Ireland during the 'Red Scare'.
Style: realistic, captivating, touching, serious, factual
Plot: deportation, fighting the system, ambition, rebellion, human spirit, rebelliousness, idealism, social relations, clergy, politics, rivalry, society ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1932
Place: ireland, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Beginning of the Great Revival (2011)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: China
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A chronicle of the events that led to the founding of the Chinese Communist Party.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, factual
Plot: revolution, politics, society, state affairs, head of state, social differences, rebellion, communist party, patriotism, rivalry, chinese history, republican era china ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.1
 892
O Jerusalem (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, UK, Italy, Greece, Israel, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tale of friendship between two men, one Jewish and the other Arab, as the state of Israel is being created.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: friendship, military, rebellion, wartime life, rebelliousness, political unrest, politics, state affairs, rivalry, battles, uninhibited rivalry, war for independence ...
Time: 1940s
Place: israel, holy land, jerusalem, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.0
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The Deal (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It is approaching an election in the UK when the leader of the Labour party, John Smith, suffers another in a line of heart attacks and dies. With the leadership campaign about to start the clear choice appears to be Gordon Brown, a stanch Scotsman. ...
Style: clever, serious, realistic, thought provoking, talky ...
Plot: politics, ambition, leadership, rise to the top, friendship, betrayal, political intrigue, state affairs, dishonesty, political corruption, campaign, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 80s
Place: england, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Margaret Thatcher: The Long Walk to Finchley (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A light hearted look at future Prime Minister Margaret Thatchers rise from research chemist in 1949 to becoming MP for Finchley in 1959 encompassing her early relationship and marriage to Oil Millionaire Denis Thatcher.
Style: captivating, realistic, sincere, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: rise to the top, ambition, politics, society, state affairs, campaign, feminism, head of state, election, strong female presence, british politics, british history ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Genghis Khan: To the Ends of the Earth and Sea (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A look at Genghis Khan's life, from his birth to conquests in Asia.
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, epic, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, conquering, adventure, heroes, ambition, leadership, haunted by the past, escapades, rise to the top, rivalry, betrayal, master warrior ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century, 13th century
Place: mongolia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: India, UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The film begins in 1857, when India was ruled by the British East India Company. Mangal Pandey is a sepoy, a soldier of Indian origin, in the army of the East India Company. Pandey is fighting in the Anglo-Afghan Wars and saves the life of his ...
Style: epic, captivating, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: rebellion, betrayal, militant, rebelliousness, military life, fighting the system, leadership, battles, revolution, political unrest, culture clash, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: india, asia, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Louis Cyr : The Strongest Man in the World (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Biopic of Louis Cyr, strongest man in the world at the end of the 19th Century.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, captivating
Plot: ambition, performer's life, rise to the top, strong man, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, humble, strongman, human
Time: 19th century
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Oranges and Sunshine (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of Margaret Humphreys, a social worker from Nottingham, who uncovers one of the most significant social scandals in recent times – the forced migration of children from the United Kingdom. Almost singlehandedly, Margaret reunited ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: social worker, against the odds, fighting the system, uncover truth, deportation, injustice, state affairs, society, life is a bitch, family reunited, rebellion, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: england, europe, south australia, london, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, serious, realistic
Plot: king of england, ambition, romance, head of state, dishonesty, intrigue, infidelity, royal family, state affairs, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, betrayal ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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
Plot: roman empire, conquering, ancient history, battles, leadership, heroes, vengeance, soldier, rivalry, war, elephant, escapades ...
Place: europe, spain, rome italy, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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1920s movies
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636
The Gathering Storm (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A love story offering an intimate look inside the marriage of Winston and Clementine Churchill during a particularly troubled, though little-known, moment in their lives.
Style: serious, realistic, talky, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: british history, winston churchill, politics, world war two, war, state affairs, head of state, couple relations, society, rise to the top, fascism, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, year 1934
Place: england, germany, europe, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.1
 2K
The Borgia (2006)
Genre: Biography, History
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A portrait of the bloody dynasty that spawned a pope, Alexander VI, as well as the role model for Machiavelli's "The Prince," his son Cesare Borgia, and a legend of femme duplicity, daughter Lucrezia Borgia.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, disturbing
Plot: leadership, betrayal, rivalry, society, state affairs, dishonesty, downfall, uninhibited rivalry, family relations, royal family, religions or cults, ambition ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Assassins (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: China
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the year 198 BC, Cao Cao (Chow Yun Fat), Prime Minister of the Han Dynasty, ventured to the east and defeated China's greatest warrior Lu Bu, terrifying every ambitious warlord across the country. Several years later, after taking the Han ...
Style: serious, exciting, epic, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: ancient history, hidden identity, adventure, assassin, political conspiracy, graphic violence, rivalry, state affairs, assassination, assassination attempt, head of state, political intrigue ...
Place: china, asia, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.6
 5K
MacArthur (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The film portrays MacArthur's (Gregory Peck) life from 1942, before the Battle of Bataan, to 1952, the time after he had been removed from his Korean War command by President Truman (Ed Flanders) for insubordination, and is recounted in ...
Style: realistic, serious, melancholic, epic, intense ...
Plot: world war two, military, pow, soldier, war, politics, island, rebellion, ruler, ambition, revolution, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 50s
Place: usa, japan, korea, the philippines, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.1
 2K
Rasputin (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Details the life of the Russian monk Rasputin. The film shows his rise to power and how it corrupted him. His sexual perversions and madness ultimatly leads to his gruesome assasination.
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, atmospheric, thought provoking ...
Plot: assassination, clergy, intrigue, royal family, russian history, ambition, tragic hero, psychopath, betrayal, revolution, murder, rebelliousness ...
Time: 1910s, year 1917, year 1916
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.9
 1K
Henri 4 (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Germany, France, Austria, Spain
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A wide-ranging, energetic period piece tracing the rise of the Protestant Henry of Navarre as he goes from battlefield warrior to France's beloved King Henri IV. Director Jo Baier's epic is a classically entertaining adventure, albeit one ...
Style: tense, serious, captivating, psychological, exciting ...
Plot: political unrest, royal family, politics, leadership, battles, military, betrayal, head of state, french history, war, love and romance, rivalry ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.7
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Fidel & Che (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 206 min.
Story: Fidel Castro rises to power in Cuba.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, tense
Plot: fidel castro, revolution, rebellion, fighting the system, politics, ambition, rise and fall, idealism, rebelliousness, political corruption, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: cuba, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%