Movies like The King

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The King (2019)
 7.2
 73K
The King (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, Hungary, USA, Australia
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In 15th-century England, Prince Hal transforms from wayward wastrel to powerful king after he reluctantly inherits the throne and its many conflicts.
Style: bleak, disturbing, surprise ending, rough, suspense
Plot: king, british history, king of england, kingdom, father son relationship, mentor protege relationship, warrior, war, death of father, prince, boy, aristocrat, british monarchy, horse, violence, assassin, medieval, battles, betrayal, french, sword, hand to hand combat, lie, courage, british royal family ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: england, france

Most similar movies to The King

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, stylized and captivating films with plots about betrayal, battle, battles, king, brutality, dialogue and husband wife relationship mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like The King: Outlaw King (2018), Henry V (1989), Braveheart (1995), Richard II (1978), The Lion in Winter (1968). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.9
 55K
Outlaw King (2018)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Forced into exile by the English after being crowned King of Scotland, legendary warrior Robert the Bruce fights to reclaim the throne.
Style: atmospheric, factual, suspense, exciting, breathtaking
Plot: knight, medieval, exile, historical character, battle, battles, battlefield, king, kingdom, siege, castle, rebellion ...
Time: 14th century
Place: scotland, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 27K
Henry V (1989)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Gritty adaption of William Shakespeare's play about the English King's bloody conquest of France.
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: medieval, battles, kingdom, war, politics, king, royal family, love and romance, state affairs, mistress, military, tragedy ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: france, europe, england, london, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 8.3
 932K
Braveheart (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Enraged at the slaughter of Murron, his new bride and childhood love, Scottish warrior William Wallace slays a platoon of the local English lord's soldiers. This leads the village to revolt and, eventually, the entire country to rise up against ...
Style: epic, breathtaking, rough, exciting, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, freedom, warrior, tragic hero, courage, folk hero, love story, war, heroes, vengeance, leadership, master warrior ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century, 14th century
Place: scotland, scottish highlands, england, europe, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.9
 260
Richard II (1978)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Richard II, who ascended the throne as a child, is a regal and stately monarch. He believes he is the rightful ruler of England, ordained by God, yet he is a weak and ineffective king - wasteful in his spending habits, unwise in his choise of ...
Plot: british history, king of england, king, evil king, royalty, medieval, nephew, aristocrat, corruption, rebel, shakespeare
Time: 14th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Czech Republic, USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: In 1429 a teenage girl from a remote French village stood before her King with a message she claimed came from God; that she would defeat the world's greatest army and liberate her country from its political and religious turmoil. Following her ...
Style: epic, captivating, factual, rough, realistic ...
Plot: battles, joan of arc, politics, religion, war, heroic mission, siege, courage, rise and fall, betrayal, god, rape ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: france, england, europe, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: realistic, stylized, captivating, factual, suspense ...
Plot: king, christmas, mistress, political intrigue, power struggle, infidelity, throne, castle, queen, royal family, family relations, rivalry ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.7
 81K
The New World (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A drama about explorer John Smith and the clash between Native Americans and English settlers in the 17th century.
Style: touching, meditative, serious, lyrical, emotional ...
Plot: culture clash, chief, power of love, adventurer, new world, colonialism, unlikely relationship, love triangle, communication problem, princess, wilderness, society ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: virginia, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 12K
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, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, betrayal, ambition, ghost, prophecy, rise and fall, rise to power, throne, supernatural ability, state affairs, blind ambition, couple relations ...
Time: 11th century, middle ages, 70s
Place: scotland, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 6.9
 5K
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, politics, political unrest, king, military, intrigue, against the odds, leadership, royal family, rivalry, rebellion ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 1600s, 80s, 18th century
Place: england, ireland, europe, london, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.6
 51K
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, couple relations, state affairs ...
Time: middle ages, 11th century, 70s, 1930s
Place: scotland, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.2
 12K
El Cid (1961)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 182 min.
Story: Epic film of the legendary Spanish hero, Rodrigo Diaz ("El Cid" to his followers), who, without compromising his strict sense of honour, still succeeds in taking the initiative and driving the Moors from Spain.
Style: epic, stylized, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: knight, war, tragic hero, siege, treason, battles, convent, betrayal, adventure, heroic mission, state affairs, heroes ...
Time: 11th century, middle ages
Place: spain, europe, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: epic, realistic, serious, captivating, colourful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: queen, period piece, queen elizabeth i, throne, british history, monarchy, royal family, political intrigue, sea battle, politics, head of state, catholicism ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, renaissance, 1500s, 1930s ...
Place: england, europe, spain, scotland, america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: stylized, sexy, sexual, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: queen, king, royal family, love triangle, seduction, royal court, intrigue, siblings relations, jealousy, family relations, betrayal, ambition ...
Time: 16th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, france, london, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.1
 40K
Ironclad (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, Switzerland, USA, Germany
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In the year 1215, the rebel barons of England have forced their despised King John to put his royal seal on the Magna Carta, a seminal document that upheld the rights of free men. Yet within months of pledging himself to the great charter, the King ...
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: knight, adventure, battles, king, castle, warrior, danger, mercenary, battlefield, evil king, brutality, rivalry ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Lion in Winter (2003)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: King Henry II (Patrick Stewart) keeps his wife, Eleanor (Glenn Close) locked away in the towers because of her frequent attempts to overthrow him. With Eleanor out of the way he can have his dalliances with his young mistress (Yuliya Vysotskaya). ...
Style: serious, stylized, witty, talky, realistic
Plot: royal family, political intrigue, disagreement, dishonesty, couples, intrigue, infidelity, uninhibited rivalry, couple relations, parents and children, crumbling marriage, romance ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Germany, Spain, Morocco, USA, Italy, France
Duration: 144 min.
Story: After his wife dies, a blacksmith named Balian is thrust into royalty, political intrigue and bloody holy wars during the Crusades.
Style: epic, serious, exciting, rough, realistic ...
Audience: date night, boys' night
Plot: battles, knight, warrior, siege, king, war, christianity, military, muslim, swords and armor, army, journey ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: jerusalem, holy land, middle east, england, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Harrison's Flowers (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Harrison Lloyd is a Pulitzer-winning photojournalist. His wife and family are making it hard for him to keep his mind on his work when he's in a war zone, and he wants to change jobs to something less stressful. But he's got one last ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, rough, brutal, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: genocide, missing person, war, murder, battles, photojournalist, obsessive quest, journalism, love affair, crimes, civil war, violence ...
Time: 90s, 80s, year 1991, 1990s, 70s
Place: former yugoslavia, croatia, europe, new jersey, st. louis missouri ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Chimes at Midnight (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, War
Country: Switzerland, Spain
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The career of Shakespeare's Sir John Falstaff as roistering companion to young Prince Hal, circa 1400-1413.
Style: gloomy, serious, captivating, realistic, talky ...
Plot: betrayal, battles, royal family, up and down relationship, friends, friendship, rise to the top, war, state affairs, ambition, alcohol abuse, human nature ...
Time: 15th century
Place: england, europe, australia, japan, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
 7.7
 354K
Black Hawk Down (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 144 min.
Story: When U.S. Rangers and an elite Delta Force team attempt to kidnap two underlings of a Somali warlord, their Black Hawk helicopters are shot down, and the Americans suffer heavy casualties, facing intense fighting from the militia on the ground.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courage, sniper, warrior, battles, war, tough heroes, helicopter, army, danger, military, survival, u.s. military ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1993, 1990s, year 1992
Place: somalia, africa, arkansas, north africa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 2.7
 5K
The Gaul (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Belgium, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the year 60 B.C. a group of Druids, including the arch-druid Guttuart (Max von Sydow), witness the passing of a comet and interpret it as the sign of the coming of a king for their country Gaul, which has not had a king for a long time. Guttuart ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, epic, captivating ...
Plot: battles, heroes, roman empire, destiny, heroic mission, rise to the top, adventure, leadership, betrayal, state affairs, military, war ...
Time: 1st century b.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.4
 90K
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: stylized, epic, realistic, factual, captivating ...
Plot: queen, queen elizabeth i, historical character, british history, royal court, british royal family, monarchy, political intrigue, politics, rise to the top, treason, palaces castles and temples ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, scotland, paris france, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.1
 5K
My Boy Jack (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Author Rudyard Kipling and his wife search for their 17-year-old son after he goes missing during WWI.
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, tense
Plot: world war one, military, battles, family relations, british army, teenage life, officers and cadets, war, missing person, parents and children, father son relationship, battlefield ...
Time: year 1915, 1910s
Place: england, germany, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, realistic, serious, touching, captivating ...
Plot: british history, frame up, infidelity, ambition, king, betrayal, romance, politics, love and romance, couple relations, blind ambition, state affairs ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 1500s, 1930s, 18th century ...
Place: england, europe, britain, london, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 5.6
 159K
Alexander (2004)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Netherlands, France, Italy, Morocco, Thailand
Duration: 175 min.
Story: Alexander, the King of Macedonia, leads his legions against the giant Persian Empire. After defeating the Persians, he leads his army across the then known world, venturing farther than any westerner had ever gone, all the way to India.
Style: epic, suspense, serious, factual, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conquering, adventure, ambition, heroes, war, battles, rise to the top, ruler, state affairs, royal family, gory, military ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: persia, greece, ancient greece, macedonia, egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.8
 27K
Tolkien (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: England, early 20th century. The future writer and philologist John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) and three of his schoolmates create a strong bond between them as they share the same passion for literature and art, a true fellowship that ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, suspense, rough
Plot: male friendship, friendship between men, world war one, boys' school, class differences, coming of age, young soldier, male protagonist, soldier, teenage boy, group of friends, friendship between boys ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 90s, year 1971, year 1916 ...
Place: oxford university
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.1
 66K
The Tudors (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Ireland, Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Tudors is a history-based drama series following the young, vibrant King Henry VIII, a competitive and lustful monarch who navigates the intrigues of the English court and the human heart with equal vigor and justifiable suspicion.
Style: stylized, captivating, serious, sexual, realistic ...
Plot: queen, royal court, historical character, king, royal family, intrigue, love triangle, couple relations, throne, betrayal, siblings relations, power struggle ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, renaissance
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, bleak, bad ending, captivating ...
Plot: royal court, royal family, state affairs, queen, rivalry, cousin cousin relationship, betrayal, female protagonist, queen elizabeth i, protestant, throne, political unrest ...
Time: 16th century
Place: scotland, england, europe, scottish highlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.4
 76K
Centurion (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Britain, A.D. 117. Quintus Dias, the sole survivor of a Pictish raid on a Roman frontier fort, marches north with General Virilus' legendary Ninth Legion, under orders to wipe the Picts from the face of the Earth and destroy their leader, ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, adventure, ancient rome, soldier, behind enemy lines, survival, battles, danger, sole survivor, war, confined, sword fight ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: britain, england, europe, scotland, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Hollow Crown (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The Hollow Crown is a series of British television films featuring William Shakespeare's History Plays. The first Season is an adaptation of Shakespeare's second historical tetralogy, the Henriad: Richard II, Henry IV, Part I and Henry ...
Style: serious, captivating, epic, stylized, harsh ...
Plot: royal family, king, prince, battles, power struggle, political intrigue, betrayal, queen, rivalry, politics, historical character, dishonesty ...
Time: 15th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
A United Kingdom (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Czech Republic, UK, France, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The inspiring true story of Seretse Khama, the King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments. ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, thought provoking, sincere
Plot: interracial marriage, king, forbidden love, freedom, royal family, husband wife relationship, politics, justice, racism, reporter, democracy, tradition ...
Time: 1950s, 1940s, 50s, year 1947
Place: africa, britain, england, london, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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