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The Great (2020)
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The Great (2020)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: UK, Australia
TV show
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, empress, royal court, royal family, queen, palaces castles and temples, monarch, intrigue, ambition, russian empire, imperial russia, rivalry, military, betrayal, political intrigue, head of state, coronation, state affairs, heir, palace, russian history, czar, dwarf, farce
Time: 18th century
Place: russia

Most similar movies to The Great

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, dishonesty, betrayal and society mostly in History, Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like The Great: Catherine the Great (1995), Catherine the Great (2019), Ekaterina (2014), Versailles (2015), The White Queen (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, serious, epic, stylized
Plot: breasts, ambition, political intrigue, military, betrayal, state affairs, intrigue, rivalry, war, head of state, rise to the top, dishonesty ...
Time: 18th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, ottoman empire, prussia, saint petersburg
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Catherine the Great (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, disturbing, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: russian history, palace intrigue, queen, russian empire, historical character, empress, power struggle, ambitious woman, court intrigue, state affairs, lovers, female protagonist ...
Time: 18th century
Place: ottoman empire, russia
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100%
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Ekaterina (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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 court, royal family, loveless marriage, empress, coup d'etat, russian history, heir to the throne, family relations, love, family ...
Time: 18th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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100%
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Versailles (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
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, serious, realistic, intellectual, stylized ...
Plot: royal court, royal family, king, betrayal, palaces castles and temples, intrigue, ambition, state affairs, political intrigue, graphic violence, rivalry, rise to the top ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The White Queen (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, France
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: royal court, queen, 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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100%
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, royal court, king, royal family, seduction, siblings relations, love triangle, intrigue, betrayal, jealousy, family relations, ambition ...
Time: 16th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, france, london, rome italy
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100%
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The Tudors (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Ireland, Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: captivating, stylized, serious, sexual, realistic ...
Plot: queen, historical character, royal court, king, royal family, intrigue, love triangle, throne, betrayal, couple relations, siblings relations, king of england ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, renaissance
Place: england, europe
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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, stylized, touching, sentimental, realistic
Plot: love and romance, royal court, empress, couple relations, palaces castles and temples, royal family, rivalry, dishonesty, intrigue, ambition, head of state, political intrigue ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1700s
Place: russia
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84%
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The Hollow Crown (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
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, epic, stylized, harsh ...
Plot: royal family, king, prince, battles, political intrigue, power struggle, betrayal, queen, rivalry, throne, politics, society ...
Time: 15th century
Place: england, europe
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64%
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, treatment, couples, ruler, unconventional method, outside help, manic ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1780s, 19th century, victorian england
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, head of state, political intrigue, 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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62%
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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: serious, captivating, 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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60%
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Elizabeth R (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
TV show
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, patriotism ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Tut (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
TV show
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: captivating, serious, stylized, realistic
Plot: ancient egypt, pharaoh, ambition, political intrigue, rise to the top, head of state, rivalry, state affairs, royal family, dishonesty, king
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt
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59%
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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, state affairs, society, political intrigue, royal court, clergy, conspiracy, battles, battle ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1900s
Place: russia, europe, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Peter the Great (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
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, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: family feud, state affairs, rise to the top, war, ego clash, heroes, ambition, leadership, fight for supremacy, ruler, royal family, royal court ...
Time: 18th century, 17th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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I, Claudius (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 650 min.
TV show
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, family feud, prophecy, conspiracy, rivalry ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Victoria & Albert (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 200 min.
TV show
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, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Plot: queen victoria, royal family, husband wife relationship, love and romance, head of state, british empire, state affairs, royal court, romance, political unrest, couple relations, rise to the top ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era
Place: england, europe
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53%
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The Six Wives of Henry VIII (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 540 min.
TV show
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: atmospheric, stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: intrigue, king, head of state, crumbling marriage, strong female presence, family problems, couples, palaces castles and temples, throne, remarry, death sentence, ruler ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, europe
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53%
 7.5
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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: king, queen, royal family, love affair, love triangle, royal court, period piece, tragic love, aristocracy, high society, coup d'etat, marriage ...
Time: 18th century, year 1968, 1770s, 1700s, 1920s
Place: europe, denmark, england, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark ...
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51%
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, queen elizabeth i, royal family, queen, state affairs, rivalry, cousin cousin relationship, betrayal, british history, female protagonist, protestant, throne ...
Time: 16th century
Place: scotland, england, europe, scottish highlands
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50%
 7.9
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Elizabeth I (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 223 min.
TV show
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, queen elizabeth i, monarchy, royal court, palace intrigue, couple relations, family relations, queen of england, british history, romance, political unrest ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe, spain, scotland, portugal ...
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48%
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Isabel (2011)
Genre: Biography, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 75 min.
TV show
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, royal family, palace intrigue, aristocracy, throne, state affairs, unfaithful husband, conquering, royalty, religions or cults, rise to the top, intrigue ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: spain, europe, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.0
 1K
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, realistic, thought provoking, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: assassination, clergy, intrigue, royal family, politics, ambition, tragic hero, psychopath, betrayal, mental illness, royal court, rebelliousness ...
Time: 1910s, year 1917, year 1916
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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: captivating, realistic, serious, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: royal family, empress, politics, betrayal, downfall, state affairs, tragic hero, love affair, family life, palaces castles and temples, friendship, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1880s, 1870s
Place: europe, austria, southern germany, bavaria
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.1
 737
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, tragic hero, power relations, downfall, state affairs, palaces castles and temples, idealism, royal court, royal family, princess, mentally unstable ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1880s, 1870s
Place: bavaria, europe, germany, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The First Churchills (1969)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Based on Winston Churchill's biography of his ancestors.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, stylized, epic
Plot: politics, family life, family tradition, family relations, state affairs, ambition, leadership, soldier, military, society, rise to the top, royal family ...
Time: 18th century, 17th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Last King (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 235 min.
TV show
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, mistress, politics, ambition, rise and fall, social differences, rebelliousness, revolution, society, head of state, rise to the top ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, holland, europe, london, netherlands ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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, serious ...
Plot: queen, historical character, queen elizabeth i, 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 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Great Jang-Geum (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: captivating, serious, realistic, medical drama
Plot: politics, royal family, state affairs, intrigue, orphan, political conspiracy, joseon dynasty, female doctor, doctor, emperor, disease, cook ...
Time: 16th century
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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