Movies like The King

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The King (2019)
 7.3
 130K
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, captivating, suspense, political, weird
Audience: date night
Plot: medieval, british history, king, father son relationship, kingdom, king of england, combat, crown, sword and shield, death of father, lie, coronation, battlefield, war, royal court, mentor protege relationship, battles, boy, power struggle, royalty, palace intrigue, fight for supremacy, knight, intrigue, political intrigue ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages, 1400s
Place: england, france

Most similar movies to The King

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and epic films with plots about medieval, betrayal, state affairs, royal family, royalty, battles and king mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like The King: Outlaw King (2018), Henry V (1989), Robin Hood (2010), Henry VIII (2003), Chimes at Midnight (1965). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, suspense, exciting, factual, dark ...
Plot: medieval, knight, siege, war, exile, king, guerilla warfare, throne, battlefield, rebellion, castle, battles ...
Time: 14th century, middle ages
Place: scotland, scottish highlands, england
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 7.5
 30K
Henry V (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Gritty adaption of William Shakespeare's play about the English King's bloody conquest of France.
Style: epic, realistic, exciting, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: medieval, battles, shakespeare, war, politics, royal family, tragedy, king, military, state affairs, love and romance, mistress ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages
Place: england, france, europe, london, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 271K
Robin Hood (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 140 min.
Story: When soldier Robin happens upon the dying Robert of Loxley, he promises to return the man's sword to his family in Nottingham. There, he assumes Robert's identity; romances his widow, Marion; and draws the ire of the town's sheriff ...
Style: exciting, captivating, epic, stylized, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: medieval, robin hood, knight, adventure, fighting the system, heroes, folk hero, archer, love and romance, escapades, sword fight, betrayal ...
Time: middle ages, 19th century, 12th century
Place: england, france, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 2K
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: realistic, captivating, serious, fairy tale
Plot: tudors, king of england, royal family, ambition, romance, head of state, dishonesty, intrigue, infidelity, historical event, renaissance, state affairs ...
Time: 16th century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, sexy, bleak, talky, atmospheric ...
Plot: shakespeare, medieval, battles, betrayal, obsession, gangsters, guilt, poetry, crime gone awry, moral ambiguity, fighting the system, writers ...
Time: middle ages, 15th century
Place: england, spain, japan, australia, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 100K
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: factual, realistic, stylized, political, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: queen, british history, queen elizabeth i, historical character, politics, british royal family, royal family, head of state, royal court, throne, political intrigue, medieval ...
Time: 16th century, victorian era, middle ages, 18th century
Place: england, london, scotland, spain, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.4
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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, scenic, breathtaking, emotional, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: medieval, courage, war, freedom, idealism, tragic hero, battles, sword fight, vengeance, warrior, beautiful scenery, legend ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century, 13th century
Place: scotland, england, scottish highlands, united kingdom, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Czech Republic, USA
Duration: 148 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, realistic, factual, sexy ...
Plot: medieval, religion, joan of arc, battles, god, war, courage, politics, heroic mission, heresy, burned at the stake, betrayal ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages
Place: france, england, new orleans, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, realistic, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: medieval, sword fight, war, crusade, battles, knight, siege, warrior, christianity, king, crusader, sword and shield ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: jerusalem, middle east, palestine, holy land, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: colourful, factual, breathtaking, epic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: british history, queen elizabeth i, throne, queen, women, royal family, tudors, catholicism, medieval, politics, renaissance, political intrigue ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 1930s, 19th century, victorian era ...
Place: england, spain, scotland, london, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Hollow Crown (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 150 min.
TV show
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, stylized, epic, harsh ...
Audience: date night
Plot: king, royal family, betrayal, queen, medieval, rivalry, heir to the throne, battles, political intrigue, power struggle, throne, politics ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.1
 42K
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, realistic, exciting, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: knight, crusader, warrior, adventure, medieval, siege, battles, evil king, king, knights templar, battlefield, castle ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
 6K
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, factual, talky, serious ...
Plot: revolution, battles, royal family, political unrest, british history, tyranny, military, intrigue, leadership, against the odds, rivalry, rebellion ...
Time: 17th century, 80s, 18th century, middle ages
Place: england, ireland, scotland, europe, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: sexy, romantic, stylized, atmospheric, factual ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: royal court, love triangle, royal family, intrigue, medieval, king, queen, marriage, ambition, family relations, betrayal, siblings relations ...
Time: 16th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, rome italy, london, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
To Kill a King (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A recounting of the relationship between General Fairfax and Oliver Cromwell, as they try to cope with the consequences of deposing King Charles I.
Style: clever, talky, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: political intrigue, rebelliousness, betrayal, rivalry, political unrest, revolution, state affairs, society, intrigue, dishonesty, torture, court ...
Time: 17th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.6
 3K
The War Lord (1965)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A knight in the service of a duke goes to a coastal villiage where an earlier attempt to build a defensive castle has failed. He begins to rebuild the duke's authority in the face of the barbarians at the border and is making progress until he ...
Style: epic, captivating, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: medieval, viking, warlord, sword fight, warrior, ancient, historical event, battles, swamp, archer, sword and shield, knight ...
Time: 11th century, middle ages, 10th century
Place: belgium, normandy, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Mary Queen of Scots (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, China
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, stylized, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: royal family, betrayal, protestant, royal court, throne, queen elizabeth i, murder, queen, intrigue, british history, treason, sword ...
Time: 16th century
Place: scotland, england, scottish highlands, europe
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14%
 4.4
 1K
Sword of War (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Year 1100. Italy.The Northern lands are ruled by a German emperor: Fredrick aka "Barbarossa. His dream is to conquer also the lands in the Center and in the South so as to revive the Empire that was once of the one Charles Magno.But in the ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, epic
Plot: emperor, battles, heroes, knight, medieval, leadership, rivalry, sword, state affairs, war, siege, winter ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: europe, milan italy, germany, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 5.6
 171K
Alexander (2004)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Netherlands, France, Italy
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, breathtaking, serious, factual, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient history, war, conquering, adventure, gay, warlord, ambition, battles, ruler, greek, courage, destiny ...
Time: middle ages, ancient times
Place: ancient greece, greece, persia, alexandria egypt, egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Last King (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Ireland, Hungary
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Norway, 1204. A civil war between the birkebeiners —the king's men— and the baglers —supporters of the Norwegian aristocracy and the Church— ravages the country. Two men must protect a baby, the illegitimate son of King Håkon, who will ...
Style: epic, heroic, breathtaking, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: medieval, norse mythology, viking, myth, winter, snow, kingdom, battles, graphic violence, warrior, courage, power struggle ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Arn: The Kingdom at Road's End (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Finland, UK, Norway, Germany
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Arn has served his term in the Holy land and returns home to be reunited with his beloved Cecilia. When he returns home, he discovers that political forces tries to separate him and Cecilia - but thanks to queen Blanka they can finally get married. ...
Style: serious, exciting, atmospheric, rough, realistic ...
Plot: medieval, state affairs, war, battlefield, homecoming, military, escapades, adventure, forbidden love, battle zone, heroic mission, leadership ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: europe, holy land, eastern europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.7
 610
The Bruce (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Robert the Bruce unites the Scots in a rebellion against the hated English, led by Edward I. He is supported by various loyal followers, notably the bishop who agrees to recognize his claim and crown him as King of the Scots.
Plot: medieval, historical event, royal family, ancient, royalty, monarchy, flashback, betrayal, king of england, ambition, knight, traitor ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: england, scotland, holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.3
 169K
King Arthur (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The story of the Arthurian legend, based on the 'Sarmatian hypothesis' which contends that the legend has a historical nucleus in the Sarmatian heavy cavalry troops stationed in Britain, and that the Roman-British military commander, ...
Style: epic, exciting, entertaining, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: king arthur, medieval, knight, battles, sword fight, arthurian legend, swords and armor, king, adventure, folk hero, freedom, military ...
Time: middle ages, 5th century, 18th century
Place: scotland, england, rome italy, london, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Arn: The Knight Templar (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Sweden, UK, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Germany, Morocco
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Arn, the son of a high-ranking Swedish nobleman is educated in a monastery and sent to the Holy Land as a knight templar to do penance for a forbidden love.
Style: stylized, exciting, captivating, scenic, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: medieval, knight, knights templar, monastery, crusader, adventure, war, sword fight, adaptation, religion, heroes, forbidden love ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe, middle east, scandinavia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.1
 12K
Wolf Hall (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
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, factual, suspense ...
Plot: royal family, rise to the top, political intrigue, manipulation, state affairs, ambition, dishonesty, society, blind ambition, betrayal, politics, aristocrat ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.8
 15K
Becket (1964)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: King Henry II of England has trouble with the Church. When the Archbishop of Canterbury dies, he has a brilliant idea. Rather than appoint another pious cleric loyal to Rome and the Church, he will appoint his old drinking and wenching buddy, Thomas ...
Style: epic, realistic, talky, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: friendship, religion, medieval, british history, martyr, betrayal, murder, christian, royalty, catholic, intrigue, royal family ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, california, rome italy, europe, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.4
 18K
Queen Margot (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 159 min.
Story: The night of August 24, 1572, is known as the Massacre of St. Bartholomew. In France a religious war is raging. In order to impose peace a forced wedding is arranged between Margot de Valois, sister of the immature Catholic King Charles IX, and the ...
Style: sexy, epic, visually appealing, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: french history, religion, renaissance, betrayal, royalty, male nudity, sex, female nudity, forbidden love, royal family, intrigue, medieval ...
Time: middle ages, 16th century
Place: france, paris france, poland, england, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.5
 148
Henry V (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: The life of King Henry the Fifth.
Plot: shakespeare, medieval, dead children, historical event, king, battles
Time: 15th century
Place: france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conquering, monk, leadership, escape, genghis khan, battles, desert, king, medieval, betrayal, husband wife reunion, rise to the top ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: mongolia, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Michael the Brave (1971)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Romania, France, Italy
Duration: 203 min.
Story: An epic fresco depicting the reign (1593-1601) of Mihai Pätrascu (better known as "Mihai Viteazul" / "Michael the Brave"), the famous prince who united the three provinces: Transalpine Vallachia, Transylvania and Moldavia, into ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, exciting, epic
Plot: royal family, ancient, tudors, betrayal, battles, swamp, battle zone, political intrigue, political unrest, politics, state affairs, military ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages
Place: romania, transylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%