Movies and TV shows like Catherine the Great

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Catherine the Great (2019)
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Catherine the Great (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: This four-part historical drama follows the end of Catherine the Great's reign and her affair with Russian military leader Grigory Potemkin that helped shape the future of Russian politics.
Style: based on true events, realistic, captivating, disturbing, stylized, colourful
Plot: russian history, palace intrigue, queen, russian empire, empress, power struggle, historical character, ambitious woman, court intrigue, state affairs, lovers, female protagonist, politics, intrigue, rise to the top, older woman younger man relationship, mother son relationship, female nudity, russian, male nudity, massacre, conquering, eyepatch, lover
Time: 18th century
Place: ottoman empire, russia

Most similar movies to Catherine the Great

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and stylized films and TV series with plots about state affairs, royal family, politics, society, royal court, family relations and intrigue mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like Catherine the Great: Roots (2016), The Great (2020), Ekaterina (2014), Magnificent Century (2011), Elizabeth I (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Roots (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An adaptation of Alex Haley's "Roots", chronicling the history of an African slave sold to America and his descendants.
Style: captivating, rough, sincere, suspense
Plot: slavery, plantation, struggle for survival, parent child relationship, mentor protege relationship, life is a bitch, humiliation, escape, beating, ancestor, slave, american history ...
Time: 18th century
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The Great (2020)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: UK, Australia
Story: A genre-bending, anti-historical ride through 18th century Russia following the rise of Catherine the Nothing to Catherine the Great and her explosive relationship with husband Peter, the emperor of Russia.
Style: realistic, stylized, humorous, epic, dark humor
Plot: king, royal court, empress, royal family, monarch, intrigue, queen, russian empire, palaces castles and temples, ambition, rivalry, imperial russia ...
Time: 18th century
Place: russia
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100%
 8.1
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Ekaterina (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The life of the Russian Empress Ekaterina II (Catherine the Great), a German born princess who came to Russia as bride for the young Peter III, chosen by his aunt Elisabeth, and who, once she came into power, transformed the Russian empire.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, romantic, touching, lyrical ...
Plot: russian empire, palace intrigue, royal family, royal court, loveless marriage, coup d'etat, russian history, empress, heir to the throne, love, family, family relations ...
Time: 18th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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72%
Magnificent Century (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Muhteşem Yüzyıl is a prime time historical Turkish television series. It was originally broadcast on Show TV and then transferred to Star TV. It is based on the life of Suleiman the Magnificent, the longest reigning Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, ...
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: royal family, sultan, intrigue, political intrigue, love and romance, state affairs, couple relations, power struggle, political unrest, palace intrigue, battles, political conspiracy ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, istanbul turkey, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.9
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Elizabeth I (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 223 min.
Story: HBO miniseries about the the public and private lives of the later years of Queen Elizabeth I.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: queen, royal family, monarchy, queen elizabeth i, royal court, palace intrigue, couple relations, family relations, queen of england, british history, political unrest, romance ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe, spain, scotland, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Young Catherine (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, Canada, Soviet Union, Germany, Italy
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A German princess is chosen to marry the heir to the Russian Throne, but faces plots and intrigues against her.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, stylized
Plot: love and romance, royal court, couple relations, palaces castles and temples, royal family, intrigue, dishonesty, state affairs, ambition, head of state, rivalry, political intrigue ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, georgian era
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Madness of King George (1994)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: King George III's erratic behaviour leads to a plot in Parliament to have him declared insane and removed from the throne.
Style: witty, talky, clever, biting, dark humor ...
Plot: mental illness, politics, royal court, king, queen, parliament, royal family, doctors and patients, political unrest, couple relations, unconventional method, ruler ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, georgian era, 19th century, victorian england
Place: england, europe, london
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45%
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 2K
Isabel (2011)
Genre: Biography, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Charting the life of Isabella I of Castile, one of the most important women in Spain’s history, Isabel follows her passionate story from childhood to being crowned Queen. From her political struggles within King Henry IV's court to her ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, stylized, based on true events ...
Plot: queen, aristocracy, royal family, palace intrigue, throne, state affairs, conquering, rise to the top, inheritance, intrigue, religions or cults, unfaithful husband ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: spain, portugal, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 7.3
 1K
Aristocrats (1999)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 300 min.
Story: Based on a true story, Aristocrats draws back the curtain on an 18th century English family near the summit of society, revealing a tapestry of romance, prejudice, infidelity, and revolution.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: master and servant, politics, rich and poor, family relations, royal family, siblings relations, state affairs, romance, high society, infidelity, power relations, intrigue ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, georgian era
Place: england, ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The First Churchills (1969)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Based on Winston Churchill's biography of his ancestors.
Style: epic, stylized, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: politics, parents and children, royal family, family life, state affairs, ambition, leadership, soldier, military, society, rise to the top, family relations ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.5
 42K
Reign (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Mary, Queen of Scots, faces political and sexual intrigue in the treacherous world of the French court.
Style: sexy, serious, stylized, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: queen, royal court, love triangle, royal family, aristocracy, female protagonist, intrigue, historical character, state affairs, rivalry, palaces castles and temples, king ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
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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, historical character, royal court, king, royal family, intrigue, love triangle, throne, couple relations, betrayal, siblings relations, power struggle ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, renaissance
Place: england, europe
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42%
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Elizabeth R (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When Elizabeth Tudor comes to the throne, her (male) advisors know she has to marry. Doesn't she?
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, factual
Plot: palace intrigue, queen elizabeth i, queen, royal family, political conspiracy, throne, betrayal, state affairs, rise to the top, tragic hero, dishonesty, political unrest ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe
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40%
The White Queen (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, France
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Set against the backdrop of the Wars of the Roses, the series is the story of the women caught up in the protracted conflict for the throne of England.
Style: captivating, stylized, serious, suspense, realistic
Plot: queen, royal court, royal family, monarchy, aristocracy, king, throne, love and romance, intrigue, betrayal, palaces castles and temples, rise to the top ...
Time: 15th century
Place: england, europe
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38%
Magnificent Century: Kösem (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Anastasia a young Greek woman in Ahmed I's harem takes on the name 'Kosem' (leader, pioneer). In a world of men, she rules of the Ottoman Empire through her sons and grandson.
Style: emotional, based on true events, captivating, realistic, stylized
Plot: sultan, strong female character, palace intrigue, royal family, bossy woman, strongman, harem, strong female lead, power struggle, intrigue, rise to the top, power ...
Time: 17th century
Place: ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: captivating, serious, realistic, epic, colourful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: queen, queen elizabeth i, period piece, british history, throne, 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 ...
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37%
 8.5
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John Adams (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
Story: The life of one of the USA's Founding Fathers, its second President, and his role in the nation's first 50 years.
Style: atmospheric, sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: american history, president, historical character, leadership, politics, lawyer, state affairs, freedom, human spirit, head of state, family relations, determination ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s, 1770s
Place: usa, england, boston, philadelphia, massachusetts ...
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37%
 7.9
 13K
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
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37%
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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
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36%
Peter the Great (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 360 min.
Story: This is the story of Peter I, Tsar of Russia from 1682, and the constant struggle between him, his sister Sophia and the Streltsy, an important Russian military corp. The story depicts the efforts of Peter in transforming Russia in an "all ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: royal family, state affairs, rise to the top, war, ego clash, heroes, ambition, leadership, royal court, family feud, fight for supremacy, ruler ...
Time: 18th century, 17th century
Place: russia
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17%
 7.4
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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, realistic, factual, epic, captivating ...
Plot: queen, queen elizabeth i, historical character, royal court, british history, british royal family, political intrigue, politics, rise to the top, treason, monarchy, palaces castles and temples ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london, scotland, paris france ...
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34%
 7.3
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The Queen (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, France, Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The Queen is an intimate behind the scenes glimpse at the interaction between HM Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Tony Blair during their struggle, following the death of Diana, to reach a compromise between what was a private tragedy for the Royal ...
Style: thought provoking, factual, emotional, compassionate, talky ...
Plot: queen, historical character, royal family, head of state, queen of england, paparazzi, politics, british royal family, death, pride and honor, death in the family, rules and policies ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1997
Place: england, buckingham palace, britain, europe, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 183 min.
Story: Biography of the last Russian Monarch, Tsar Nicholas II and his Tsarina, Alexandra.Czar Nicholas II, the inept monarch of Russia, insensitive to the needs of his people, is overthrown and exiled to Siberia with his family.
Style: epic, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: royal family, russian revolution, politics, rise and fall, state affairs, rebellion, political unrest, rebelliousness, czar, russian history, family relations, world war one ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 90s, edwardian era
Place: russia, siberia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 8.2
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Victoria (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The story of Queen Victoria, who came to the throne at a time of great economic turbulence and resurgent republicanism – and died 64 years later the head of the largest empire the world had ever seen, having revitalised the throne’s public image ...
Style: realistic, romantic, touching, factual, based on true events ...
Plot: british history, queen victoria, royal family, monarchy, queen of england, european history, power, queen, female protagonist, prime minister, husband wife relationship, royalty ...
Time: victorian era, 1830s, 19th century
Place: britain, london, buckingham palace
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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
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32%
 7.4
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Napoleon (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany, Italy, Canada, USA, UK, Hungary, Spain, Czech Republic
Duration: 357 min.
Story: The year is 1816, and NAPOLEON, held prisoner by the British on the island of St. Helena, is telling the young English girl BETSY his life story.
Style: captivating, exciting, realistic, serious, epic ...
Plot: napoleon bonaparte, napoleonic wars, rise and fall, napoleon, conquering, battles, leadership, rise to the top, ambition, politics, society, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1800s, 1810s, 1790s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.4
 3K
Banished (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: At its heart, Banished is a story of survival. Though it is set in the stark historical reality of the founding of the penal colony in Australia in 1788 after the arrival of the First Fleet, it is not the story of Australia and how it came to be. ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, captivating, epic
Plot: survival, confined, colonialism, life is a bitch, colony, danger, community, prison, moral dilemma, governor, control, brutality ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s
Place: australia, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.8
 6K
Borgia (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic
Duration: 52 min.
Story: Borgia is a French-German-Czech historical drama television series created by Tom Fontana. The show recounts the Borgia family's rise to power and subsequent domination of the Papal States during the Renaissance. Borgia debuted in Italy via ...
Style: realistic, captivating, rough, epic, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: political intrigue, historical character, clergy, church, power struggle, politics, political corruption, european history, ambition, rivalry, political unrest, corrupted ruler ...
Time: middle ages, 1400s, 16th century, 1500s, renaissance ...
Place: italy, rome italy, europe, florence italy, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.7
 15K
I, Claudius (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 650 min.
Story: Tracing the lives of several Roman emperors, this is an epic of ruthless ambition, shocking debauchery and murderous intrigue set in one of history's most fascinating eras. Bearing witness to the saga is Claudius, whose stutter and limp have ...
Style: epic, clever, atmospheric, stylized, captivating ...
Plot: roman empire, emperor, political intrigue, power struggle, ambition, betrayal, intrigue, ancient, prophecy, family feud, conspiracy, rivalry ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 ⇓
31%