Movies like Becket

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Becket (1964)
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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 Becket, technically a deacon of the church, to the post. Unfortunately, Becket takes the job seriously and provides abler opposition to Henry.
Style: epic, tense, talky, thought provoking, clever, realistic, sincere, bleak, serious, captivating ...
Plot: bishop, friendship, betrayal, politics, archbishop, friends, church, clergy, religions or cults, royal family, rise and fall, intrigue, society, dishonesty, introspection, rivalry, state affairs, british history, drinking alcohol, drinking, runaway, murder, fight, religion, forest ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe, france, london, rome italy, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and dramatic films with plots about state affairs, betrayal, politics, royal family, society, idealism and dialogue mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like Becket: The Lion in Winter (1968), A Man for All Seasons (1966), Anne of the Thousand Days (1969), A Man for All Seasons (1988), Elizabeth (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Lion in Winter (1968)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: 1183 AD: King Henry II's three sons all want to inherit the throne, but he won't commit to a choice. They and his wife variously plot to force him.
Style: stylized, realistic, captivating, factual, suspense ...
Plot: king, christmas, mistress, political intrigue, power struggle, infidelity, throne, rivalry, castle, queen, royal family, family relations ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: france, england
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A Man for All Seasons (1966)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Man for All Seasons is the filmed version of the life of Thomas More. An English man comes to Sir Thomas More to ask if he can divorce his wife since King Henry VIII has made it illegal. Sir Thomas More stands up in opposition to the King even ...
Style: talky, realistic, serious, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: idealism, ambition, treason, execution, period piece, death sentence, decapitation, oath, betrayal, state affairs, blind ambition, society ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: england, europe, rome italy, new york
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Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Henry VIII of England discards one wife, Katharine of Aragon, who has failed to produce a male heir, in favor of the young and beautiful Anne Boleyn.
Style: talky, touching, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: british history, tudors, ambition, infidelity, frame up, king, betrayal, romance, politics, intrigue, love and romance, tragic hero ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 1500s, 1930s, 18th century ...
Place: england, europe, britain, london, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, blind ambition, politics, rebellion, legal, intrigue, dishonesty, state affairs, fighting the system, against the rules, society, rivalry ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, stylized, realistic, epic, serious ...
Plot: queen, queen elizabeth i, historical character, 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 ⇓
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The War Lord (1965)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A knight in the service of a duke goes to a coastal villiage where an earlier attempt to build a defensive castle has failed. He begins to rebuild the duke's authority in the face of the barbarians at the border and is making progress until he ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: battles, warlord, heroes, rivalry, dishonesty, village, fall in love, royal family, isolation, love triangle, vengeance, palaces castles and temples ...
Time: 11th century, middle ages, 10th century
Place: normandy, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Lady Jane (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 136 min.
Story: The death of King Henry VIII throws his kingdom into chaos because of succession disputes. His weak son Edward, is on his deathbed. Anxious to keep England true to the Reformation, a scheming minister John Dudley marries off his son, Guildford to ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, emotional, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: corporal punishment, political intrigue, betrayal, romance, politics, conspiracy, heroes, dishonesty, rise and fall, head of state, unfulfillment, ambition ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 19th century, 1930s, 18th century
Place: england, london, rome italy, europe
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35%
The Special Relationship (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A dramatisation that follows Tony Blair's journey from political understudy waiting in the wings of the world arena to accomplished prime minister standing confidently in the spotlight of centre stage. It is a story about relationships, between ...
Style: realistic, sincere, thought provoking, intense, disturbing ...
Plot: politics, friends, head of state, political intrigue, world politics, unlikely friendships, greed, british prime minister, relationships, honest, manipulation, corruption ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., london, usa, europe, england ...
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Macbeth (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A ruthlessly ambitious Scottish lord siezes the throne with the help of his scheming wife and a trio of witches.
Style: atmospheric, disturbing, bleak, serious, captivating ...
Plot: murder, betrayal, ambition, ghost, rise and fall, prophecy, rise to power, throne, vengeance, deadly, heroes, on the run ...
Time: 11th century, middle ages, 70s
Place: scotland, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
John Wycliffe: The Morning Star (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: This affecting biography chronicles the life and times of prominent European philosopher John Wycliffe, who was the first to translate the Bible into English. The 14th century, Oxford University scholar often found himself caught between opposing ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious
Plot: clergy, translator, religions or cults, ambition, fighting the system, heroes, society, hopes, rivalry, against the rules, rich and poor, human spirit ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The King's Speech (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The King's Speech tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit ...
Style: uplifting, inspirational, sincere, dramatic, serious ...
Plot: stuttering, historical character, royal family, unlikely friendships, british history, friendship, king, aristocracy, queen, disability, world war two, politics ...
Time: 1930s, 40s, pre world war two, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: england, britain, europe, london, buckingham palace ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Mrs Brown (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Queen Victoria is deeply depressed after the death of her husband, disappearing from public. Her servant Brown, who adores her, through caress and admiration brings her back to life, but that relationship creates scandalous situation and is likely ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, politics, queen victoria, widow, queen, romance, state affairs, platonic, assassination attempt, unlikely friendships, royalty, relationships ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, victorian era, victorian england, 1860s ...
Place: england, scotland, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, intellectual, touching, sincere ...
Plot: rebellion, politics, catholicism, clergy, sin, hypocrisy, human spirit, idealism, social decay, rebelliousness, against the odds, fighting the system ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1500s, 1930s
Place: rome italy, germany, europe, england, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, captivating, talky, serious, realistic ...
Plot: rebelliousness, betrayal, rivalry, political unrest, state affairs, society, intrigue, dishonesty, revolution, torture, battlefield, political intrigue ...
Time: 17th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Scarlet and the Black (1983)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK, Italy
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Fr. Hugh O'Flaherty is a Vatican official in 1943-45 who has been hiding downed pilots, escaped prisoners of war, and Italian resistance families. His diplomatic status in a Catholic country prevents Colonel Kappler from openly arresting him, ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious, factual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: world war two, soldier, nazi, vatican, fighting the system, uninhibited rivalry, human spirit, clergy, military, survival, hopes, politics ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: europe, rome italy, italy, germany, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, betrayal, murder, political unrest, queen, catholic, execution, royal family, society, tragic hero, state affairs, dishonesty ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: scotland, england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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: politics, french history, forbidden love, nudity (full frontal - brief), royal family, incest, political intrigue, royalty, massacre, intrigue, romance, murder ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, renaissance
Place: france, paris france, europe, spain, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Deal (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It is approaching an election in the UK when the leader of the Labour party, John Smith, suffers another in a line of heart attacks and dies. With the leadership campaign about to start the clear choice appears to be Gordon Brown, a stanch Scotsman. ...
Style: clever, serious, realistic, thought provoking, talky ...
Plot: politics, ambition, rise to the top, leadership, society, friendship, state affairs, political intrigue, dishonesty, betrayal, campaign, political corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 90s, 80s
Place: england, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Cleopatra (1963)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Switzerland, UK, USA
Duration: 192 min.
Story: Historical epic. The triumphs and tragedy of the Egyptian queen, Cleopatra.The winner of four Oscars, this epic saga of love, greed and betrayal stars Elizabeth Taylor as the passionate and ambitious Egyptian queen who's determined to hold on ...
Style: epic, stylized, realistic, serious, saga ...
Plot: roman empire, cleopatra, femme fatale, betrayal, assassination, ancient rome, ruler, romance, ancient egypt, love affair, tragic love, love and romance ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history, 1st century b.c., 1930s, 18th century
Place: egypt, alexandria egypt, africa, middle east, greece ...
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Gandhi (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, India
Duration: 191 min.
Story: In the early years of the 20th century, Mohandas K. Gandhi, a British-trained lawyer, forsakes all worldly possessions to take up the cause of Indian independence. Faced with armed resistance from the British government, Gandhi adopts a policy of ...
Style: emotional, realistic, uplifting, serious, factual ...
Plot: human spirit, leadership, freedom, idealism, protest, muslim, religious intolerance, fighting the system, political unrest, politics, state affairs, life philosophy ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1910s, 20th century, 1940s ...
Place: india, england, new delhi, europe, asia ...
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28%
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God's Outlaw (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A dramatized biography of William Tyndale, the 16th Century reformer determined to translate the Bible into English, which illegal act set him at odds with the Catholic Church, Sir Thomas More and King Henry VIII.
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: translator, burned alive, anti hero, religions or cults, church, state affairs, clergy, dishonesty, obsessive quest, anti heroes, against the rules, on the run ...
Time: 16th century
Place: germany, england
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Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When Queen Elizabeth's reign is threatened by ruthless familial betrayal and Spain's invading army, she and her shrewd adviser must act to safeguard to the lives of her people.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, epic, colourful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: queen elizabeth i, queen, throne, period piece, british history, palace intrigue, royal family, monarchy, political intrigue, politics, head of state, catholicism ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, middle ages, 1500s, 1930s ...
Place: england, europe, spain, scotland, america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: french revolution, revolution, political unrest, politics, idealism, death row, intrigue, rebellion, military, heroes, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1790s, 1930s
Place: france, paris france, poland, europe, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Cry Freedom (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 157 min.
Story: A dramatic story, based on actual events, about the friendship between two men struggling against apartheid in South Africa in the 1970s. Donald Woods is a white liberal journalist in South Africa who begins to follow the activities of Stephen Biko, ...
Style: thought provoking, bleak, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: racism, friendship, civil rights, police brutality, newspaper editor, apartheid, journalist, interracial relations, politics, idealism, journalism, murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975, year 1977
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Barabbas (1961)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Epic account of the thief Barabbas, who was spared crucifixion when Pilate manipulated the crowd into pardoning him, rather than Jesus. Struggling with his spirituality, Barabbas goes through many ordeals leading him to the gladiatorial arena, where ...
Style: epic, biblical, exciting, serious, captivating ...
Plot: sword and sandal, redemption, jesus christ, jesus, haunted by the past, human spirit, religions or cults, betrayal, hopes, heroes, tragic hero, clergy ...
Time: 1st century
Place: rome italy, middle east, europe, holy land, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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The Queen (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, France, Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The Queen is an intimate behind the scenes glimpse at the interaction between HM Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Tony Blair during their struggle, following the death of Diana, to reach a compromise between what was a private tragedy for the Royal ...
Style: thought provoking, factual, emotional, compassionate, talky ...
Plot: queen, historical character, royal family, head of state, british royal family, queen of england, paparazzi, politics, death, pride and honor, death in the family, rules and policies ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1997
Place: england, buckingham palace, britain, europe, london ...
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Scandal (1989)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An English bon-vivant osteopath is enchanted with a young exotic dancer and invites her to live with him. He serves as friend and mentor, and through his contacts and parties she and her friend meet and date members of the Conservative Party. ...
Style: realistic, serious, intense, based on true events, psychological ...
Plot: sex scandal, political corruption, politics, betrayal, social differences, social decay, rise and fall, society, dishonesty, couples, prostitute, scandal ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: england, europe, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, rivalry, cousin cousin relationship, betrayal, british history, female protagonist, protestant, throne ...
Time: 16th century
Place: scotland, england, europe, scottish highlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Madness of King George (1994)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
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, royal court, politics, parliament, king, queen, power relations, unconventional method, couples, treatment, manic, outside help ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1780s, 19th century, victorian england
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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: disturbing, serious, realistic, atmospheric, thought provoking ...
Plot: assassination, clergy, intrigue, royal family, psychopath, politics, ambition, tragic hero, revolution, royal court, rebelliousness, mental illness ...
Time: 1910s, year 1917, year 1916
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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