Movies like Rasputin 1981

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Rasputin (1981)
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Rasputin (1981)
Original name: Агония
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 104 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, disturbing, atmospheric, rough, bleak, captivating, epic, thought provoking
Plot: royal family, world war one, clergy, intrigue, imperial russia, russian history, psychopath, ambition, tragic hero, betrayal, murder, mental illness, revolution, royal court, rebelliousness, husband wife relationship, royalty, psychology, monk, corruption, rebellion, aristocracy, bum, russian revolution, political corruption ...
Time: 1910s, year 1917, year 1916
Place: st. petersburg russia, ussr, russia, soviet union

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and stylized films with plots about state affairs, royal family, dishonesty, royalty, society, politics and betrayal mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Rasputin: Tsar (2009), Nicholas and Alexandra (1971), Young Catherine (1991), The Borgia (2006), Catherine the Great (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Rasputin (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Into an era seething with war and revolution, a man comes with an incredible power to heal a nation...or destroy it. Based on the true story of one of the most powerful and mysterious figures in Russian history.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: royal family, visionary, world war one, religious, russian, royalty, imperial russia, murder, drunk, rebelliousness, revolution, monk ...
Time: edwardian era, year 1916
Place: russia
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Rasputin (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: imperial russia, empress, rise to the top, ambition, rise and fall, state affairs, society, political intrigue, royal court, clergy, conspiracy, battles ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century
Place: st. petersburg russia, europe, russia
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Tsar (2009)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In 16th-century Russia in the grip of chaos, Ivan the Terrible strongly believes he is vested with a holy mission. Believing he can understand and interpret the signs, he sees the Last Judgment approaching. He establishes absolute power, cruelly ...
Style: atmospheric, epic, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Plot: russian history, leadership, political unrest, head of state, rebelliousness, political corruption, royal court, corrupted ruler, dishonesty, ambition, clergy, medieval ...
Time: 16th century
Place: russia
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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, czar, world war one, russian history, politics, rise and fall, state affairs, rebellion, rebelliousness, political unrest, coming of age, royalty ...
Time: 20th century, edwardian era, 1910s, 90s
Place: russia, siberia, crimea
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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, stylized, touching ...
Plot: love and romance, royal court, couple relations, russian, historical event, world war one, royalty, head of state, ambition, rivalry, state affairs, intrigue ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
Place: russia
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The Borgia (2006)
Genre: Biography, History
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A portrait of the bloody dynasty that spawned a pope, Alexander VI, as well as the role model for Machiavelli's "The Prince," his son Cesare Borgia, and a legend of femme duplicity, daughter Lucrezia Borgia.
Style: captivating, realistic, disturbing, serious
Plot: leadership, state affairs, rivalry, society, dishonesty, betrayal, downfall, uninhibited rivalry, royal family, ambition, political unrest, religions or cults ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: rome italy, italy
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Catherine the Great (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 49 min.
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Story: The story of Catherine the Great from the time she came to Russia as the bride of the heir to the Russian throne.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, exciting, romantic ...
Plot: royal court, queen, empress, russian history, state affairs, power struggle, russian empire, lovers, betrayal, dishonesty, love, society ...
Time: 18th century
Place: st. petersburg russia, russia
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To Kill a King (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A recounting of the relationship between General Fairfax and Oliver Cromwell, as they try to cope with the consequences of deposing King Charles I.
Style: clever, talky, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: political intrigue, rebelliousness, betrayal, rivalry, political unrest, revolution, state affairs, society, intrigue, dishonesty, torture, court ...
Time: 17th century
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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, homoerotic ...
Plot: royal family, decadence, empress, politics, betrayal, homosexual subtext, friendship, downfall, state affairs, tragic hero, love affair, family life ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s
Place: europe, southern germany, austria, munich germany, bavaria
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The Crown Prince (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Austria, France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A great Empire, once famous for its enlightened traditions, is taken over by a ruthless political establishment. Religious fundamentalists and national separatists are tearing at the fabric of its liberal society. Under the influence of his ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: royal family, royalty, family relations, betrayal, couples, politics, state affairs, parents and children, forbidden love, emperor, intrigue, tragic hero ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1890s
Place: austria, europe, vienna
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Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A look at the life and career of controversial Louisiana governor Huey Long, whose nickname was "The Kingfish."
Style: political, realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: assassination, life is a bitch, crimes, ambition, society, rise to the top, state affairs, dishonesty, politics, media, campaign, human spirit ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1910s
Place: louisiana, usa
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The Romanovs: An Imperial Family (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The story of the last year and a half of Tsar Nicholas II and his family from the February Revolution of 1917 to their execution in July 1918.
Style: captivating, thought provoking
Plot: imperial russia, czar, russian revolution, exile, russian history, relationships, family problems, historical character, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, male female relationship, love story, couple relations ...
Time: year 1918, year 1917, 1910s
Place: russia
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King of the Sands (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Syria
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A daring, compelling and controversial take on the life of prince Abdulaziz Al Saud (Ibn Saud), founder of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Style: realistic, epic, serious, captivating
Plot: conquering, rebellion, head of state, ruler, leadership, against the odds, ambition, rebelliousness, battles, rise to the top, state affairs, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: saudi arabia
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Mary Queen of Scots (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, China
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, stylized, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: royal family, betrayal, protestant, royal court, throne, queen elizabeth i, murder, queen, intrigue, british history, treason, sword ...
Time: 16th century
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Judas (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Judas meets Jesus and at first doesn't know what to make of him or whether or not to trust him. A cynical city boy, Judas makes fun of the country bumpkin disciples who follow Jesus but eventually decides to join the band, as well. He and Jesus ...
Style: biblical, touching, serious, sincere, disturbing ...
Plot: ancient history, religions or cults, betrayal, clergy, dishonesty, supernatural ability, life is a bitch, ambition, tragic hero, injustice, friendship, jesus ...
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Rasputin: The Mad Monk (1966)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Rasputin, a crazed and debauched monk wreaks havoc at the local inn one night, chopping off the hand of one of the drinkers. As the bitter locals plan their revenge, the evil Rasputin works his satanic power over the beautiful women who serve at the ...
Style: psychotronic, slasher, suspense, captivating, serious ...
Plot: supernatural, royal family, assassination, world war one, royalty, imperial russia, empress, hypnosis, mysticism, healing power, rivalry, rise and fall ...
Time: 1910s
Place: russia
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Assassin of the Tsar (1991)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A new doctor from Moscow arrives at a provincial mental institution. His interest is the peculiarities of the psyche of a patient who believes that he is Yakov Yurovsky, the man who assassinated the last Russian tsar. In the course of their ...
Style: mind bending, serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: mental institution, royal family, time travel, time jump, royalty, psychiatry, world war one, assassination, murder, power relations, delusion, revolution ...
Time: 90s, 1910s
Place: russia
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Mary, Queen of Scots (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Mary Stuart, who was named Queen of Scotland when she was only six days old, is the last Roman Catholic ruler of Scotland. She is imprisoned at he age of 23 by her cousin Elizabeth Tudor, the English Queen and her arch adversary. Nineteen years ...
Style: realistic, captivating, stylized, serious
Plot: royalty, queen elizabeth i, tudors, royal family, queen, catholic, execution, ancient, spy, british royal family, british history, british monarchy ...
Time: 16th century
Place: scotland, england, europe, france, britain
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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, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: royalty, queen, royal family, political intrigue, royal court, betrayal, political unrest, state affairs, british history, renaissance, tudors, women ...
Time: 16th century
Place: scotland, england, europe
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The Last Emperor (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: China, Italy, UK, France
Duration: 163 min.
Story: A dramatic history of Pu Yi, the last of the Emperors of China, from his lofty birth and brief reign in the Forbidden City, the object of worship by half a billion people; through his abdication, his decline and dissolute lifestyle; his exploitation ...
Style: epic, political, visually appealing, emotional, breathtaking ...
Plot: childhood, world war two, chinese history, royalty, revolution, prison, drug addiction, emperor, interrogation, empress, eunuch, politics ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 1940s, 50s, 1910s ...
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Country: India
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Bhagat Singh, a freedom fighter, is arrested for killing the British official responsible for the death of his mentor Lala Lajpatrai. He is ultimately hanged for his misdeed.
Style: disturbing, rough, realistic, serious, captivating
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Time: 1920s, 1930s, year 1931, 20th century
Place: punjab, india, asia
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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: factual, realistic, stylized, political, dramatic ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 148 min.
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Style: epic, realistic, talky, thought provoking, tense ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Story of Sir Thomas More, who refused to accept the spiritual leadership of Henry VIII, and faces death as he struggles to remain loyal to his integrity.
Style: captivating, talky, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: politics, royal family, betrayal, lawyer, ancient, christianity, integrity, ego clash, state affairs, intrigue, legal, rivalry ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: India, UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 206 min.
Story: Fidel Castro rises to power in Cuba.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, sincere
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 360 min.
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Style: captivating, serious, stylized, factual, suspense ...
Plot: royal family, rise to the top, political intrigue, manipulation, state affairs, ambition, dishonesty, society, blind ambition, betrayal, politics, aristocrat ...
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Mad Love (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Spain, Italy, Portugal, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The love story who transformed Juana I de Castilla, Queen of Spain, into Juana "The mad". The tragic fate of a Queen madly in love to an unfaithful husband, Felipe el Hermoso, Archduke of Austria.
Style: sexy, melancholic, stylized, captivating, serious ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 193 min.
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Giordano Bruno (1973)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Flying from his enemies in the Catholic Church, the free thinking philosopher, poet and scientist Giordano Bruno (1548-1600) has found some protection in Venice. But the Roman Inquisition, fearing his influence in Europe, wants to bring him on trial ...
Style: spiritual, captivating, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: female nudity, burned alive, philosopher, philosophy, catholic, scientist, art, church, renaissance, prison, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century
Place: rome italy, venice, italy, europe
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