Movies and TV shows like Three Kingdoms

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Three Kingdoms (2010)
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Three Kingdoms (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: China
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Three Kingdoms is a Chinese television series based on the events in the late Eastern Han Dynasty and the Three Kingdoms period. The plot is based on Luo Guanzhong's classical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms, the historical text Records of the Three Kingdoms, and other related stories. Directed by Gao Xixi, the series had a budget of over 180 million yuan and was released in China in May 2010. The series was well received both domestically and internationally, earning an estimated 800 million yuan in total as of May 2012.
Style: captivating, psychological, tense, factual
Plot: politics, court intrigue, palace intrigue, rise to power, civil war, castle, ambition, murder, ruse, political leader, rivalry, execution, chinese, genius, heroes, mercenary, battles, mistress, political intrigue, chase, chinese emperor, duel, envy, horseman, commander ...
Place: ancient china

Most similar movies to Three Kingdoms

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, serious, realistic and tense films and TV series with plots about rivalry, ambition, state affairs, politics, betrayal, society and murder mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like Three Kingdoms: Tree With Deep Roots (2011), The Founding of a Republic (2009), Where Once We Walked (2011), Wolf Hall (2015), Caesar (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Tree With Deep Roots (2011)
Genre: Drama, History
Story: Deep Rooted Tree is a 2011 South Korean television series starring Jang Hyuk, Shin Se-kyung and Han Suk-kyu. Based on the novel of the same title by Lee Jeong-myeong, it aired on SBS from October 5 to December 22, 2011 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at ...
Style: captivating, factual, tense, psychological
Plot: joseon dynasty, murder investigation, power struggle, murder, palace intrigue, political conspiracy, secret organization, palace, king, revenge, rivalry, royalty ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: korea
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95%
The Founding of a Republic (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: China
Duration: 138 min.
Story: The Founding of a Republic is a Chinese historical film commissioned by China's film regulator and made by the state-owned China Film Group (CFG) to mark the 60th anniversary of the People's Republic of China. The film retells the tale of ...
Style: serious, captivating, rough, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: politics, state affairs, military, assassination, revolution, political unrest, heroes, ambition, battles, historical event, media, communist party ...
Place: china, taiwan, shanghai, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
Where Once We Walked (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Otso "The Main Man" Hultkrantz is playing the leading role of the young Allu Kajander in Where We Once Walked, based on a novel about a civil war raging between the Red and the White in Finland.
Style: captivating, psychological, factual, tense, family saga
Plot: civil war, class struggle, social class, working class, revolutionary, revenge, lower class, socialist, politics, unrequited love, rivalry, society ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1910s, 1940s, 1930s ...
Place: helsinki finland, finland, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Wolf Hall (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 360 min.
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: captivating, serious, stylized, suspense, factual ...
Plot: rise to the top, political intrigue, royal family, manipulation, state affairs, ambition, manipulations, betrayal, politics, society, dishonesty, blind ambition ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Caesar (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands, Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 240 min.
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, stylized, epic, serious, realistic
Plot: roman empire, julius caesar, dictatorship, politics, tragic hero, ambition, war hero, treason, emperor, rivalry, head of state, rise and fall ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 1st century b.c.
Place: egypt, middle east, europe, africa, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Lincoln (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
Story: After arriving in Washington in 1861 after his election, Abraham Lincoln struggles with personal and political problems during his Presidency. Originally titled "Lincoln", the name of this miniseries was changed to "Gore Vidal's ...
Style: talky, captivating, emotional, clever, serious ...
Plot: assassination, politics, american civil war, state affairs, society, head of state, leadership, ambition, hopes, rise to the top, idealism, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, year 1865
Place: usa
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Spin (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
Story: The President of the French Republic, visiting Saint-Etienne in the Loire, in a striking plant dies, victim of a bomb attack. The political world is agitated: early presidential elections to be held within the next thirty-five days. There is no ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: rivalry, politics, campaign, head of state, political intrigue, rise to the top, ambition, media, workplace situations, state affairs, workplace, blind ambition
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.3
 6K
Nuremberg (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Justice Robert H. Jackson leads Allied prosecutors in trying 21 Germans for Nazi war crimes after World War II.
Style: captivating, disturbing, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: war crime, courtroom, psychologist, holocaust, courtroom drama, legal, judge, execution, fighting the system, leadership, uncover truth, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: france, germany, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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TURN: Washington's Spies (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The story of New York farmer, Abe Woodhull, who bands together with a group of childhood friends to form The Culper Ring, an unlikely group of spies who turn the tide in America’s fight for independence.
Style: captivating, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: american revolution, spy, army, historical character, political unrest, ambition, undercover, rebellion, treason, rivalry, rebelliousness, old friend ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: usa, new york, connecticut, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Glamorous Imperial Concubine (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China
Story: The Glamorous Imperial Concubine, also known as Qing Shi Huangfei and Introduction of the Princess is a Chinese television series based on a novel of the same title by writer Murong Yinr. This television series is Lin's producer debut. Filming ...
Plot: jealousy, revenge, queen, love, princess, marriage, kingdom, novel, parents, harem, mistress, chinese history ...
Time: 10th century
Place: ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Lady of the Dynasty (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China, South Korea, Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The tragic story of a Tang Dynasty imperial consort who was the favorite of the Emperor Xuanzong.
Style: emotional, psychological, captivating, atmospheric, sentimental
Plot: chinese emperor, romance, political unrest, love story, palace intrigue, rivalry, conspiracy, suicide, betrayal, rebellion, emperor, love ...
Time: 7th century, 8th century
Place: ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
National Theatre Live: Coriolanus (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 192 min.
Story: National Theatre Live will broadcast the Donmar Warehouse’s production of Coriolanus, Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge, with Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers, War Horse (film), BBC's The Hollow Crown) in the ...
Style: captivating, intense, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: vengeance, tragedy, political intrigue, leadership, military, rivalry, truce, betrayal, rise and fall, ambition, state affairs, distopia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Show Me a Hero (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Mayor Nick Wasicsko took office in 1987 during Yonkers' worst crisis when federal courts ordered public housing built in the white, middle class side of town, dividing the city in a bitter battle fueled by fear, racism, murder and politics.
Style: rough, tense, captivating, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: politics, racism, society, state affairs, crimes, life is a bitch, interracial relations, lawsuit, mayor, urban, murder, workplace romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Charlie (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland
Story: The political and personal life of Charlie Haughey during his time in office.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: political leader, ambition, rise and fall, state affairs, politics, head of state, rivalry, political intrigue, unfulfillment, politician
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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King Naresuan (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Thailand
Duration: 163 min.
Story: The film concerns the life of King Naresuan, who liberated the Siamese from the control of Burma. Born in 1555, he was taken to Burma as a child hostage; there he became acquainted with sword fighting and became a threat to the Burmese empire.
Style: captivating, epic, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: rise to the top, ambition, heroes, young heroes, rivalry, teaching the ways of the world, friendship, youth, royal family, political intrigue, political unrest, state affairs ...
Time: 16th century
Place: burma, thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Andersonville (1996)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: This lengthy docudrama records the harrowing conditions at the Confederacy's most notorious prisoner-of-war camp. The drama unfolds through the eyes of a company of Union soldiers captured at the Battle of Cold Harbor, VA, in June 1864, and ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, rough, bleak ...
Plot: american civil war, prison, civil war, pow, rain, confederate soldier, union soldier, soldier, anti heroes, rebellion, heroes, war ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Sacrifice (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: China
Duration: 122 min.
Story: For generations the Zhao family has wielded power, until their mortal enemy TU’AN GU slaughters the entire clan, determined to wipe out their influence forever. But one Zhao baby survives hidden by CHENG YING the doctor who delivered him. When ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: orphan, disorder, betrayal, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, master warrior, haunted by the past, hidden identity, murder, heroes, graphic violence, dishonesty ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient china, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Empress of China (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Based on events in 7th and 8th-century Tang dynasty and starring producer Fan Bingbing as the titular character Wu Zetian, The Empress of China is the story of the only woman in Chinese history to rule as an emperor.
Style: sentimental, romantic, cynical, touching
Plot: love hate relationship, historical character, chinese emperor, intrigue, family drama, betrayal, love hate, empress, cheating wife, baby, heir to the throne, love triangle ...
Time: 7th century, prehistoric times, prehistoric
Place: ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
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, realistic, epic, serious
Plot: roman empire, emperor, politics, historical character, religions or cults, political intrigue, political unrest, lust, christianity, battles, rebelliousness, power struggle ...
Time: ancient history
Place: rome italy, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Shadow (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: About a king who attempts to lead his displaced people out of exile, and those who play a role in his mysterious plans.
Style: exciting, captivating, suspenseful, suspense, tense
Plot: army, betrayal, violence, murder, civil war, doppelganger, danger, vengeance, rivalry, escapades, society, death ...
Time: turn of the century
Place: ancient china, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Spanish Princess (2019)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: The beautiful Spanish princess, Catherine of Aragon, navigates the royal lineage of England with an eye on the throne.
Style: captivating, exciting, tense, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: royal court, king, royal family, queen of england, intrigue, rivalry, dishonesty, historical figure, death, ambition, family, culture clash ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: england, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Saboteurs (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Norway, Denmark, UK, Czech Republic, Sweden
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The story about the heavy water war unfolds during the prolouge, eruption and the end of the second world war. We follow the story of the the key personnel in the race of who develops the atomic bomb first.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: world war two, atomic bomb, heroic mission, inventions and discoveries, ambition, danger, war, moral dilemma, military, soldier, resistance, bomb ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 1930s
Place: norway, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Great Queen Seondeok (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Queen Seondeok is a 2009 South Korean historical drama, starring Lee Yo-won, Go Hyun-jung, Uhm Tae-woong, Park Ye-jin, Kim Nam-gil and Yoo Seung-ho. It chronicles the life of Queen Seondeok of Silla. It aired on MBC from May 25 to December 22, 2009 ...
Style: epic, captivating, psychological, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: power struggle, political intrigue, queen, murder, political leader, prophecy, royal family, empire, palace, palace intrigue, court intrigue, rebellion ...
Time: 7th century
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
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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, brutal, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, murder, ambition, assassination, losing-it hero, witches, insanity, king, medieval, blind ambition, femme fatale, rise and fall ...
Time: middle ages, 11th century, 70s, 1930s
Place: scotland, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Politician's Husband (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Aiden Hoynes is a senior cabinet minister who has always put his career before family, with the support of Freya, his devoted wife and mother to their two young children. But when Freya's own political career takes off and threatens to ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, tense, psychological ...
Plot: politics, betrayal, relationship vs career, political intrigue, ambition, family, blind ambition, state affairs, couples, husband wife relationship, career woman, politician ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.9
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Versailles (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 52 min.
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, realistic, serious, intellectual, stylized ...
Plot: royal court, royal family, king, betrayal, palaces castles and temples, ambition, intrigue, state affairs, political intrigue, graphic violence, rivalry, rise to the top ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: China, South Korea, Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The aging Zhao embarks on his final and greatest campaign, a road to adventure that will crown his name in glory for all time.
Style: realistic, exciting, atmospheric, serious, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, female warrior, military, uninhibited rivalry, political unrest, soldier, war, leadership, battles, heroic mission, ambition, state affairs ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, ancient china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Da Tang Fu Rong Yuan (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China
Story: Da Tang Fu Rong Yuan is a Chinese television series based on a novel by Nangong Bo that tells of the romance between Consort Yang Yuhuan and Emperor Xuanzong of the Tang Dynasty. The series was directed by Zhou Xiaowen and starred Fan Bingbing and ...
Style: tragic ending
Plot: politics, prince, chinese, emperor, passion, power, conspiracy, chinese emperor
Time: 8th century
Place: china, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
House of Saddam (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 232 min.
Story: A mini-series that explores the inner workings of Saddam Hussein's family and his relationship with his closest advisers.
Style: serious, rough, clever, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: gulf war, historical character, dictatorship, execution, saddam hussein, treason, megalomaniac, political unrest, rivalry, politics, iraq war, state affairs ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 21st century, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: iraq, middle east, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Slave Hunters (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Story: The Slave Hunters is a 2010 South Korean action historical drama set in the Joseon Dynasty about a slave hunter who is tracking down a general-turned-runaway slave as well as searching for the woman he loves. It aired on KBS2 from January 6 to March ...
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, exciting
Plot: slave, joseon dynasty, bounty hunter, slavery, conspiracy, political intrigue, tragic hero, love triangle, deception, chase, false accusation, rivalry ...
Time: 17th century
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%