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Nero (2004)
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Nero (2004)
Original name: Imperium: Nerone
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Italy, Germany, UK, France, Tunisia
Duration: 192 min.
Story: As a young boy, future emperor Nero witnesses the mad Emperor Caligula kill his father and exile his mother. While in exile in the pontine islands, Agrippina, his mother, sees a vision telling her that her son can become emperor, but she will have to die first. She accepts the proposal. Back in Rome, Nero, now being raised by emperor Claudius after Caligula's death, Agrippina returns. She poisons Claudius' food and Nero becomes emperor. At first, Nero cuts taxes and introduces successful programs and invades Brittania. Soon he meets a beautiful slave named Claudia Acte, and marries her, throwing off his engagement with Claudius' daughter, Claudia Octavia, telling her she can marry someone she will be happy with. Heartbroken, she arrives at an island and kills herself. Nero enjoys being married to Claudia Acte, but soon he gradually goes mad with power and sets fire to Rome.
Style: tense, captivating
Plot: roman empire, roman emperor, ancient rome, intrigue, power struggle, political unrest, fight for supremacy, fight, life, battles, historical character, ruler, historical figure, political intrigue, political conspiracy, society, government conspiracy, assassination, insanity
Time: 1st century
Place: rome italy

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and epic films with plots about state affairs, political unrest, politics, battles, society, rivalry and dishonesty mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like Nero: Caesar (2002), I, Claudius (1976), Domina (2021), Rome (2005), The Dacians (1966). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Country: Netherlands, Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 240 min.
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Story: Twenty year-old Julius Caesar flees Rome for his life during the reign of Sulla but through skill and ambition rises four decades later to become Rome's supreme dictator.
Style: serious, captivating, stylized, epic, realistic
Plot: roman empire, julius caesar, politics, dictatorship, tragic hero, ambition, war hero, treason, emperor, rivalry, rise and fall, head of state ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 1st century b.c.
Place: egypt, rome italy, middle east, africa, europe
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I, Claudius (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 669 min.
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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 ...
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Time: 1st century b.c., ancient history, 1st century, 50s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
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Hannibal: Rome's Worst Nightmare (2006)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: It is 200 years before the birth of Christ and Rome is the new superpower of the ancient world. She believes she is invincible - but one man is destined to change that. He is a man bound by oath to avenge the wrongs inflicted on his home and, in ...
Style: captivating, realistic, exciting, serious, epic
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Time: ancient history
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Domina (2021)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Italy
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Story: Domina follows Livia’s journey from a naïve young girl whose world crumbles in the wake of Julius Caesar’s assassination, to Rome’s most powerful and influential Empress, driven by a deep desire to avenge her father and secure power for her ...
Plot: roman empire, ancient rome, power struggle, wife, roman emperor, historical character, historical figure, husband wife relationship, female protagonist, woman, relationships, strong female lead ...
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Rome (2005)
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Duration: 52 min.
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Story: A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.
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Plot: roman empire, historical character, emperor, ancient rome, incest, warrior, intrigue, rivalry, betrayal, power struggle, slavery, political conspiracy ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c., 1st century
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The Dacians (1966)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Romania, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The great King of Dacia, Decebal (Decebalus), is disposed to make the ultimate sacrifice in order to keep the integrity of his people. His own son, Cotyso, is given to the god Zamolxis to the dismay of the King and his daughter Meda. Septimius ...
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Julius Caesar (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: All star cast heads up this 1970 remake of the William Shakespeare classic tale of the betrayal of the the Roman senate against their emperor, the plotting and scheming that led up to the assassination of the title charecter, and all of Romes' ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful, psychotronic
Plot: assassination, betrayal, tragic hero, heroes, roman empire, political intrigue, political unrest, right hand man, downfall, rise and fall, intrigue, head of state ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
Place: rome italy, europe
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The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Drawn from the same events that later inspired Gladiator, the film charts the power-hungry greed and father-son betrayal that led to Rome's collapse at the bloody hands of the Barbarians.
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Plot: roman empire, betrayal, tragic hero, battles, ancient rome, political unrest, politics, war, rivalry, state affairs, adventure, military ...
Time: ancient history
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Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire (2006)
Genre: Documentary, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
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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, rebelliousness, power struggle, political unrest, state affairs, lust, dishonesty ...
Time: ancient history
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Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c., 1st century
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Duration: 102 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, tense, exciting, epic ...
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Paul, Apostle of Christ (2018)
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Style: biblical, christian film, psychological, tense, sentimental ...
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The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey (2005)
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
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Style: epic, realistic, stylized, serious, factual ...
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Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
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Duration: 114 min.
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Style: captivating, serious, realistic, epic, colourful ...
Audience: girls' night
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