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, thought provoking, rough, bleak, captivating, epic
Plot: assassination, clergy, intrigue, royal family, russian history, psychopath, ambition, tragic hero, revolution, betrayal, mental illness, murder, royal court, rebelliousness, politics, rebellion, world war one, husband wife relationship, religions or cults, life is a bitch, graphic violence, empress, oracle, mentally unstable, rise and fall ...
Time: 1910s, year 1917, year 1916
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia

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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, dishonesty, politics, society, betrayal, political unrest and royal family mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Rasputin: Raspoutine (2011), Tsar (2009), Nicholas and Alexandra (1971), To Kill a King (2003), The Borgia (2006). 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: realistic, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: murder, society, rise and fall, revolution, monk, cure, visionary, rebelliousness, royal family, unfulfillment, state affairs, clergy ...
Time: edwardian era, year 1916
Place: russia
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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: rise to the top, empress, ambition, rise and fall, russian history, political intrigue, royal court, society, state affairs, clergy, battles, battle ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1900s
Place: russia, europe, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg
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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: epic, atmospheric, bleak, stylized, contemplative ...
Plot: clergy, leadership, russian history, head of state, political unrest, corrupted ruler, ambition, dishonesty, royal court, rebelliousness, political corruption, society ...
Time: 16th century
Place: russia
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100%
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, realistic, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: czar, royal family, russian revolution, russian history, politics, rise and fall, state affairs, rebellion, political unrest, rebelliousness, family relations, world war one ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 90s, edwardian era
Place: russia, siberia, crimea
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54%
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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: rivalry, betrayal, rebelliousness, society, political unrest, revolution, intrigue, dishonesty, state affairs, torture, battlefield, political intrigue ...
Time: 17th century
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43%
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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, serious, disturbing
Plot: leadership, downfall, betrayal, rivalry, society, state affairs, dishonesty, uninhibited rivalry, family relations, royal family, religions or cults, ambition ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: rome italy, italy
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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, stylized ...
Plot: royal family, empress, politics, betrayal, state affairs, tragic hero, downfall, palaces castles and temples, love affair, family life, friendship, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1880s, 1870s
Place: europe, austria, munich germany, southern germany, bavaria
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39%
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, touching, stylized
Plot: royal court, love and romance, empress, couple relations, palaces castles and temples, russian history, royal family, political intrigue, ambition, rivalry, dishonesty, intrigue ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1700s
Place: russia
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39%
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Cromwell (1970)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Disgusted with the policies of King Charles I, Oliver Cromwell plans to take his family to the New World. But on the eve of their departure, Cromwell is drawn into the tangled web of religion and politics that will result in the English Civil War.
Style: epic, realistic, stylized, serious, factual ...
Plot: battles, revolution, political unrest, military, politics, intrigue, leadership, royal family, against the odds, ambition, rebellion, society ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 1600s, 80s, 18th century
Place: england, ireland, europe, america, britain ...
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39%
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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: captivating, sexy, serious, melancholic, gothic ...
Plot: betrayal, intrigue, love and romance, politics, infidelity, obsession, tragic hero, isolation, couple relations, royal family, dishonesty, state affairs ...
Time: 1500s, 15th century, 16th century, 1920s, 18th century
Place: spain, austria, europe, portugal, flanders ...
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37%
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: suspenseful, rough, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: empress, hypnosis, assassination, supernatural, rise and fall, intrigue, clergy, state affairs, politics, manipulation, graphic violence, royal family ...
Time: 1910s
Place: russia
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37%
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, stylized, bleak, bad ending ...
Plot: royal court, royal family, queen elizabeth i, queen, state affairs, throne, rivalry, british history, cousin cousin relationship, betrayal, female protagonist, protestant ...
Time: 16th century
Place: scotland, england, europe, scottish highlands
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37%
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Lumumba (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Belgium, Germany, Haiti
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The true story of the rise to power and brutal assassination of the formerly vilified and later redeemed leader of the independent Congo, Patrice Lumumba. Using newly discovered historical evidence, Haitian-born and later Congo-raised writer and ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, thought provoking, contemplative ...
Plot: assassination, political corruption, dehumanization, scapegoat, betrayal, intrigue, defamation, against the odds, ambition, leadership, head of state, rise and fall ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 50s
Place: africa, congo, brussels, brussels belgium, belgium ...
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37%
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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: touching, serious, biblical, sincere, disturbing ...
Plot: betrayal, religions or cults, dishonesty, clergy, friendship, injustice, tragic hero, ambition, life is a bitch, supernatural ability, christianity, main character dies ...
Time: ancient history
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37%
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, realistic, serious, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: mental institution, murder, assassination, time travel, changing the past or future, misfit, politics, crimes, dishonesty, split personality, deadly, state affairs ...
Time: 90s, 1910s, 1990s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Becket (1964)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: King Henry II of England has trouble with the Church. When the Archbishop of Canterbury dies, he has a brilliant idea. Rather than appoint another pious cleric loyal to Rome and the Church, he will appoint his old drinking and wenching buddy, Thomas ...
Style: epic, tense, talky, thought provoking, clever ...
Plot: bishop, friendship, betrayal, politics, archbishop, clergy, society, rivalry, dishonesty, state affairs, rise and fall, intrigue ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe, france, london, vatican ...
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36%
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Danton (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Poland
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Danton and Robespierre were close friends and fought together in the French Revolution, but by 1793 Robespierre was France's ruler, determined to wipe out opposition with a series of mass executions that became known as the Reign of Terror. ...
Style: talky, epic, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: french revolution, revolution, political unrest, politics, idealism, death row, intrigue, rebellion, french history, rebelliousness, royal family, holocaust ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1790s, 1930s
Place: france, paris france, poland, europe, spain ...
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36%
Noriega: God's Favorite (2000)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The story of Panamanian dictator, Manuel Noriega.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: assassination, political unrest, army investigation, politics, soldier, head of state, state affairs, crimes, ambition, clergy, fighting the system, revolution ...
Time: 90s
Place: panama
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36%
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Reds (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 195 min.
Story: A radical American journalist becomes involved with the Communist revolution in Russia and hopes to bring its spirit and idealism to the United States.
Style: serious, sentimental, captivating, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: russian revolution, world war one, love triangle, journalism, politics, romance, political unrest, writer's life, couple relations, love affair, infidelity, rebelliousness ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 20s, 20th century, year 1917 ...
Place: russia, new york, usa, soviet union, middle east ...
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36%
23rd March 1931: Shaheed (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
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, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: prison, vengeance, prison life, rebellion, politics, legal, deadly, life is a bitch, life sentence, rebelliousness, court, trial ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 30s, 20s, 20th century
Place: punjab, india, asia
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36%
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, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: family relations, betrayal, state affairs, politics, parents and children, royal family, forbidden love, couples, dishonesty, tragic hero, love and romance, infidelity ...
Time: 1890s
Place: austria, europe, vienna
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36%
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: stylized, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: queen elizabeth i, murder, political unrest, betrayal, queen, catholic, execution, royal family, royal court, intrigue, state affairs, society ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: scotland, england, europe, britain, france
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35%
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Luther (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, USA, Czech Republic, Italy
Duration: 123 min.
Story: During the early 16th Century idealistic German monk Martin Luther, disgusted by the materialism in the church, begins the dialogue that will lead to the Protestant Reformation.
Style: uplifting, biblical, touching, sincere, intellectual ...
Plot: rebellion, politics, catholicism, clergy, christianity, sin, hypocrisy, human spirit, idealism, fighting the system, social decay, rebelliousness ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1500s, 1930s
Place: rome italy, germany, europe, vatican, england ...
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35%
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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, ruler, leadership, head of state, against the odds, rebellion, battles, state affairs, rise to the top, rebelliousness, ambition, dishonesty ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: saudi arabia
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35%
The Inner Circle (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Soviet Union, USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: The true story of Ivan Sanchin, the KGB officer who was Stalin's private film projectionist from 1939 until the dictator's death. Told from Sanchin's view, the sympathetic but tragically flawed hero maintains unwavering faith in his ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, thought provoking, serious, bleak ...
Plot: stalinism, world war two, politics, kgb, head of state, state affairs, political unrest, injustice, dictatorship, projectionist, love, josef stalin ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 50s ...
Place: russia
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35%
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Fidel & Che (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 206 min.
Story: Fidel Castro rises to power in Cuba.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, tense
Plot: revolution, fidel castro, rebellion, idealism, rebelliousness, rise and fall, fighting the system, politics, ambition, political corruption, racism, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: cuba, latin america
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34%
Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
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: thought provoking, captivating, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: assassination, life is a bitch, crimes, media, rise to the top, society, dishonesty, ambition, deadly, state affairs, politics, campaign ...
Time: 1910s, 1930s, 1920s, 20s, 30s
Place: louisiana, usa
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34%
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Queen Margot (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 159 min.
Story: The night of August 24, 1572, is known as the Massacre of St. Bartholomew. In France a religious war is raging. In order to impose peace a forced wedding is arranged between Margot de Valois, sister of the immature Catholic King Charles IX, and the ...
Style: epic, bleak, atmospheric, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: french history, politics, forbidden love, nudity (full frontal - brief), royal family, political intrigue, royalty, intrigue, romance, betrayal, murder, conspiracy ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, renaissance
Place: france, paris france, europe, spain, england ...
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34%
A Man for All Seasons (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK
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: sincere, contemplative, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: betrayal, ego clash, intrigue, blind ambition, politics, state affairs, rivalry, fighting the system, tragic hero, legal, society, downfall ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe
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34%
The Gospel of John (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A word for word depiction of the life of Jesus Christ from the Good News Translation Bible as recorded in the Gospel of John.
Style: serious, atmospheric, epic
Plot: miraculous event, clergy, tragic hero, idealism, false accusation, heroic mission, human spirit, hopes, rise and fall, leadership, ambition, betrayal ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history
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34%