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The Empress of China (2014)
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The Empress of China (2014)
Original name: 武媚娘传奇
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, touching, cynical
Plot: love hate relationship, historical character, chinese emperor, intrigue, betrayal, family drama, love hate, empress, cheating wife, harem, love triangle, mistress, baby, historical figure, female protagonist, court intrigue, palace, polygamy, strong female lead, chinese history, evil woman, eunuch, heir to the throne, good woman, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 7th century, prehistoric times, prehistoric
Place: ancient china

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, romantic, sentimental and realistic films and TV series with plots about love, palace intrigue, rivalry, royal family, mistress, romance and love and romance mostly in Drama, History and Romance genres. Some movies like The Empress of China: Empress Ki (2013), Empresses In The Palace (2011), Lady of the Dynasty (2015), The Virgin Queen (2005), Ekaterina (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Empress Ki (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Story: The story of the woman that would become Empress Ki, and her struggles as she worked her way through war, political conspiracies, and the imperial palace to become Empress of China. This Korean Drama re-imagines the historical figure as a fierce, ...
Style: romantic, suspenseful, harsh, multicultural, semi serious
Plot: female warrior, love, empress, love triangle, palace intrigue, crown prince, betrayal, throne, battles, female protagonist, culture clash, historical figure ...
Time: 14th century
Place: china, korea
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100%
Empresses In The Palace (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Legend of Zhen Huan, also known as Hou Gong Zhen Huan Zhuan, is a Chinese television series based on the Internet novel of the same name. It first aired in China on 17 November 2011. It was announced in 2013 that the drama will be exported to ...
Plot: empress, love triangle, heir to the throne, chinese history, qing dynasty, female rivalry, prince, harem, scheming, chinese emperor, mistress, royal palace ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china
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100%
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
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41%
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 ⇓
40%
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The Virgin Queen (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 237 min.
Story: The Virgin Queen explores the full sweep of Elizabeth's life: from her days of fear as a potential victim of her sister's terror; through her great love affair with Robert Dudley; into her years of triumph over the Armada; and finally her ...
Style: serious, sincere, factual, touching, realistic
Plot: queen elizabeth i, palace intrigue, forbidden love, throne, queen of england, royal family, british royal family, state affairs, head of state, political conspiracy, political unrest, political intrigue ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, rome italy, europe, london
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100%
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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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67%
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
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33%
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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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100%
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The King's Woman (2017)
Genre: Action, History, Romance
Country: China
Story: Gong Sun Li is the grand-daughter and disciple of military commander Gong Sun Yu. Jing Ke and Li have been in love with each other since they were children. While trying to protect Li during an attack, Jing Ke is poisoned. Li’s beauty has seized ...
Style: sentimental, sweet, touching, romantic, uplifting
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, love triangle, lost love, revenge, murderer, warlord, destiny, love and romance, love, couples, court intrigue, reunion ...
Place: china, ancient china
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30%
Palace of Desire (2000)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: China
Story: Palace of Desire, also known as Da Ming Gong Ci, is a Chinese television series based on the life story of Princess Taiping, a daughter of China's only female emperor Wu Zetian. Directed by Li Shaohong and Zeng Nianping, the series starred Chen ...
Plot: historical figure, princess, chinese, mother daughter relationship, empress, chinese emperor
Place: ancient china
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30%
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Scarlet Heart (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Scarlet Heart, also known as Bubu Jingxin, is a Chinese television series based on the novel of the same Chinese title by Tong Hua. Filming for the series started on 6 December 2010 in Shanghai and ended on 22 March 2011. It first aired in China on ...
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29%
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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 ...
Style: captivating, factual, tense, psychological
Plot: court intrigue, palace intrigue, politics, rise to power, ruse, execution, castle, rivalry, ambition, murder, civil war, political leader ...
Place: ancient china
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27%
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Confucius (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: China
Duration: 45 min.
Story: A student working on a thesis explores the life of Confucius and the impact of his teachings on modern society.
Plot: historical figure, journalist, philosophy, philosopher, chinese, disciple, wise man, student, historic figure, wisdom
Place: china, ancient china
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26%
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The Assassin (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A female assassin during the Tang Dynasty who begins to question her loyalties when she falls in love with one of her targets.
Style: meditative, breathtaking, atmospheric, harsh, scenic ...
Plot: exile, assassination, martial arts, magic realism, assassin, black magic, nudity (full frontal - brief), female killer, arrow, shot with an arrow, rooftop fight, archer ...
Time: 7th century
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25%
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Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
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Place: korea
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24%
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
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Confucius (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
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Duration: 125 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
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24%
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Lovebird (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: sentimental, romantic, touching, emotional, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
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24%
An Empress and the Warriors (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: stylized, captivating, tense, serious, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, empress, swordsman, martial arts, political unrest, adventure, state affairs, deadly, daring rescue, dishonesty, battle zone, uninhibited rivalry ...
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24%
The Great Queen Seondeok (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
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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
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24%
Tales of Innocence (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, captivating, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
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23%
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
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23%
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Love O2O (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 45 min.
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Style: romantic, uplifting, sweet, touching, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick
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Time: contemporary
Place: china
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23%
Eternal Love of Dream (2020)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Having been saved by Emperor Dong Hua from a vicious monster attack, Princess of Qingqiu, Bai Fengjiu becomes immensely indebted to him. To repay him, Fengjiu follows Donghua around on his adventures to eliminate evil but unwittingly realizes that ...
Style: touching, uplifting, romantic, sentimental
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, love affair, love and romance, hopes, friendship, couples, reunion, destiny, love, fall in love
Place: china
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23%
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Anna (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Anna und die Liebe is the eleventh Telenovela made in Germany. It has aired since August 25, 2008 on German channel Sat.1 and Austrian Channel ORF 1.
Style: sentimental, romantic, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: love triangle, love affair, romance, dishonesty, family problems, couples, adultery, brother brother relationship, family relations, boss and employee, siblings relations, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany
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22%
 6.5
 609
Poor Nastya (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 40 min.
Story: Poor Nastya is a Russian telenovela originally aired from 31 October 2003 to 30 April 2004 on the STS. Based on the imperial setting of the 19th century, the series reached international success and was shown in Ukraine, China, Israel, Serbia, ...
Style: romantic, sincere, touching, sentimental
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: nobility, intrigue, love and romance, russian history, country girl, love at first sight, dream girl, emperor, girl heroine, unspoken love, love hate, family drama ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
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11%
Sungkyunkwan Scandal (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Story: Sungkyunkwan Scandal is a 2010 South Korean fusion historical drama about a girl who disguises herself as a boy while attending Sungkyunkwan, the Joseon Dynasty's highest educational institute, where no women were allowed. Directed by Kim ...
Style: romantic, touching, humorous, exciting, inspirational
Plot: cross dressing, gender disguise, romance, student, friendship, love triangle, rivalry, sword fight, king, female protagonist, joseon dynasty, social differences ...
Time: middle ages
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 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 ⇓
22%
The Last King (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 235 min.
Story: The chronicle of Charles II's time on the throne, his 10 year exile from Oliver Cromwell's England, and his triumphant return.
Style: epic, serious, realistic, baroque
Plot: king, royal family, politics, mistress, social differences, ambition, rise and fall, rivalry, betrayal, romance, love and romance, revolution ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, europe, holland, netherlands, versailles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%