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The Great (2020)
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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, monarch, intrigue, royal family, palaces castles and temples, russian empire, imperial russia, ambition, rivalry, queen, military, betrayal, political intrigue, heir, palace, head of state, coronation, state affairs, russian history, dwarf, farce
Time: 18th century
Place: russia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, stylized and captivating films and TV series with plots about royal family, state affairs, royal court, royalty, betrayal, rivalry and dishonesty mostly in History, Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like The Great: Versailles (2015), Catherine the Great (2019), Young Catherine (1991), Ekaterina (2014), The Hollow Crown (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Versailles (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
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, palaces castles and temples, intrigue, betrayal, state affairs, political intrigue, graphic violence, ambition, rivalry, rise to the top ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, versailles
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100%
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, stylized, disturbing ...
Plot: russian history, queen, russian empire, power struggle, historical character, palace intrigue, court intrigue, state affairs, ambitious woman, empress, female protagonist, politics ...
Time: 18th century
Place: ottoman empire, russia
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100%
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, touching, stylized, realistic, sentimental
Plot: royal court, love and romance, couple relations, palaces castles and temples, royal family, ambition, rivalry, state affairs, head of state, intrigue, political intrigue, dishonesty ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1700s
Place: russia
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79%
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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, lyrical, touching, romantic ...
Plot: russian empire, royal family, royal court, palace intrigue, loveless marriage, coup d'etat, russian history, empress, heir to the throne, family, love, family relations ...
Time: 18th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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64%
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, stylized, epic, harsh ...
Plot: royal family, king, prince, battles, political intrigue, power struggle, betrayal, queen, rivalry, throne, society, ruler ...
Time: 15th century
Place: england, europe
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54%
Catherine the Great (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Germany, Austria, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Trapped in a loveless arranged marriage to the immature future Czar, a young German Princess proves a skillful political infighter and rises to become Catherine the Great.
Style: realistic, epic, serious, stylized
Plot: breasts, ambition, political intrigue, manipulations, royal court, cinderella story, love triangle, rivalry, military, society, manipulation, intrigue ...
Time: 18th century
Place: russia, ottoman empire, saint petersburg, st. petersburg russia
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53%
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Tut (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Explores the drama of power, political back-stabbing, war and murder and chronicles King Tut's rise to glory, his efforts to rule a chaotic empire and the enigma surrounding his death.
Style: serious, captivating, stylized, realistic
Plot: ancient egypt, pharaoh, ambition, rise to the top, political intrigue, rivalry, state affairs, head of state, royal family, dishonesty, king
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Mary Queen of Scots (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The life and death of the Scottish monarch.
Style: stylized, realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: royal family, political intrigue, head of state, royal court, betrayal, political unrest, state affairs, palaces castles and temples, queen, monarchy, strong female presence, british royal family ...
Time: 16th century
Place: scotland, england, europe
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52%
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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: serious, stylized, captivating, factual, suspense ...
Plot: rise to the top, political intrigue, royal family, ambition, state affairs, manipulations, manipulation, blind ambition, society, betrayal, dishonesty, politics ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, europe, london
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52%
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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: realistic, serious, stylized, factual
Plot: palace intrigue, queen elizabeth i, queen, royal family, political conspiracy, throne, betrayal, state affairs, political unrest, dishonesty, patriotism, rise to the top ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe
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50%
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Raspoutine (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A group of Russian noblemen want to maintain the monarchy and plan to kill Rasputin.
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, atmospheric, non-linear
Plot: empress, ambition, rise to the top, rise and fall, society, royal court, political intrigue, state affairs, clergy, battle, conspiracy, battles ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century
Place: russia, europe, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, semi serious ...
Plot: mental illness, politics, royal court, queen, king, parliament, ruler, power relations, unconventional method, outside help, mentally unstable, society ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, georgian era, 19th century, victorian england
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: realistic, serious, atmospheric, captivating
Plot: ego clash, royal family, family feud, leadership, ruler, royal court, fight for supremacy, ambition, war, rise to the top, state affairs, heroes ...
Time: 18th century, 17th century
Place: russia
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47%
 8.7
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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, stylized, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: roman empire, emperor, political intrigue, power struggle, ambition, betrayal, intrigue, ancient, family feud, rivalry, conspiracy, prophecy ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Six Wives of Henry VIII (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 540 min.
Story: On his deathbed, King Henry VIII recalls how he wooed and wed his six wives - and disposed of five of them - in a bid to secure the succession to the throne with a male heir. Despite his many marriages and the crowded court, Henry remains ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, stylized
Plot: intrigue, king, ruler, palaces castles and temples, remarry, strong female presence, death sentence, rise and fall, society, royal court, ambition, royal family ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The First Churchills (1969)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Based on Winston Churchill's biography of his ancestors.
Style: epic, serious, stylized, captivating, realistic
Plot: politics, royal family, family life, society, state affairs, rise to the top, parents and children, family relations, military, soldier, ambition, leadership ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: england
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44%
Victoria & Albert (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: The passionate love story that was Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's lengthy marriage. Beginning in 1837, the year of King William IV's death and 18-year-old Victoria's ascension to the throne, the series charts the tumultuous period ...
Style: captivating, sentimental, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: queen victoria, royal family, husband wife relationship, love and romance, head of state, british empire, state affairs, royal court, couple relations, romance, political unrest, rise to the top ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, victorian england
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: suspense, captivating, exciting, suspenseful, tense
Plot: royal court, king, royal family, queen of england, intrigue, rivalry, historical figure, dishonesty, death, ambition, family, culture clash ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: england, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, monarchy, royal family, 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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40%
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, stylized, sexual, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: queen, king, royal court, siblings relations, royal family, seduction, love triangle, intrigue, jealousy, family relations, betrayal, ambition ...
Time: 16th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, france, london, rome italy
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39%
 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, king, royal court, historical character, 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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39%
 7.0
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Rasputin (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Details the life of the Russian monk Rasputin. The film shows his rise to power and how it corrupted him. His sexual perversions and madness ultimatly leads to his gruesome assasination.
Style: serious, disturbing, thought provoking, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: assassination, clergy, intrigue, royal family, tragic hero, politics, ambition, psychopath, revolution, rebelliousness, mental illness, betrayal ...
Time: 1910s, year 1917, year 1916
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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37%
The Great Jang-Geum (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Starring Lee Young Ae, it tells the tale of an orphaned kitchen cook who went on to become the king's first female physician. In a time when women held little influence in society, young apprentice cook Jang Geum strives to learn the secrets of ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, medical drama
Plot: female doctor, royal family, state affairs, politics, intrigue, orphan, political conspiracy, cook, doctor, emperor, disease, joseon dynasty ...
Time: 16th century
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, stylized ...
Plot: royal court, royal family, queen, state affairs, rivalry, cousin cousin relationship, betrayal, female protagonist, queen elizabeth i, throne, protestant, political unrest ...
Time: 16th century
Place: scotland, england, europe, scottish highlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.1
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Ludwig II (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A dramatic retelling of the life of Ludwig II, King of Bavaria, one of the most fascinating monarchs of modern times. From his accession to the throne at the age of 18 to his passionate support of Richard Wagner and his music. From his ingenuous ...
Style: serious, captivating, stylized, realistic
Plot: king, suicide, power relations, tragic hero, downfall, state affairs, idealism, royal court, palaces castles and temples, royal family, princess, mentally unstable ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1880s, 1870s
Place: bavaria, europe, germany, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, rise and fall, ambition, infidelity, political unrest, political intrigue, love and romance, head of state ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, holland, europe, versailles, netherlands ...
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35%
 8.3
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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, captivating, realistic, stylized, based on true events ...
Plot: queen, aristocracy, royal family, palace intrigue, throne, state affairs, conquering, rise to the top, intrigue, religions or cults, inheritance, heir heiress ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: spain, portugal, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.5
 43K
A Royal Affair (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Czech Republic, Germany
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A young queen falls in love with her physician, and they start a revolution that changes their nation forever.
Style: stylized, realistic, captivating, factual, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: queen, royal family, king, love affair, love triangle, royal court, aristocracy, tragic love, high society, coup d'etat, period piece, marriage ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 1770s, year 1968, 1920s
Place: europe, denmark, england, germany, copenhagen ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.9
 6K
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, royal court, palace intrigue, queen elizabeth i, couple relations, family relations, queen of england, romance, political unrest, head of state ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe, ireland, london, scotland ...
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34%
 7.6
 4K
Ludwig (1973)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, West Germany, Monaco
Duration: 238 min.
Story: A history of Ludwig, king of Bavaria, from his crowning in 1864 until his death in 1886.
Style: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: royal family, empress, politics, betrayal, palaces castles and temples, tragic hero, love affair, state affairs, downfall, family life, friendship, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1880s, 1870s
Place: europe, austria, bavaria
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%