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, clever, realistic, sincere, thought provoking, 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, drinking, murder, religion, female nudity, chess, suicide, monk, vatican ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe, france, 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, society, royal family, dishonesty and idealism mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Becket: A Man for All Seasons (1966), Anne of the Thousand Days (1969), Elizabeth (1998), The Lion in Winter (1968), A Man for All Seasons (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, captivating, serious, realistic, earnest ...
Plot: idealism, ambition, treason, execution, period piece, oath, betrayal, royal court, rivalry, mistress, intrigue, clergy ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: england, europe, 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, realistic, serious, touching, captivating ...
Plot: frame up, ambition, infidelity, british history, king, betrayal, romance, politics, love triangle, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, blind ambition ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 1500s, 1930s, 18th century ...
Place: england, europe, london, scotland
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66%
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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, epic, factual, serious ...
Plot: queen, historical character, royal court, political intrigue, queen elizabeth i, politics, rise to the top, british history, treason, head of state, british royal family, historical figure ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, scotland, rome italy, paris france ...
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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: talky, witty, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: king, mistress, christmas, queen, infidelity, throne, political intrigue, power struggle, castle, homoeroticism, spear, family relations ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: france, england
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61%
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A Man for All Seasons (1988)
Genre: 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: realistic, serious, sincere, talky, captivating ...
Plot: betrayal, moral dilemma, rebellion, tragic hero, royal court, uninhibited rivalry, state affairs, blind ambition, against the rules, legal, politics, society ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe
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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, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: politics, forbidden love, royal family, political intrigue, intrigue, romance, incest, murder, parents and children, love and romance, state affairs, poisoning ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, renaissance
Place: france, europe, paris france, spain, england ...
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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, captivating, emotional, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: political intrigue, corporal punishment, betrayal, romance, politics, head of state, political unrest, heroes, royal family, dishonesty, rally, rise and fall ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 18th century, 19th century, 1930s
Place: england, london, europe
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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: captivating, stylized, realistic, serious
Plot: political unrest, murder, betrayal, queen, execution, queen elizabeth i, catholic, royal family, tragic hero, royal court, society, politics ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: scotland, england, europe
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Luther (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, USA
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: serious, atmospheric, sincere, emotional, touching ...
Plot: politics, catholicism, sin, clergy, bribery, hypocrisy, church, theology, idealism, german, rebellion, life is a bitch ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, renaissance, 1930s
Place: germany, europe, rome italy, england, egypt
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50%
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: realistic, serious, uplifting
Plot: translator, clergy, heroes, human spirit, injustice, society, hopes, against the rules, rich and poor, religions or cults, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: england, europe
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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, intrigue, state affairs, revolution, dishonesty, political unrest, society, torture, civil war, battlefield ...
Time: 17th century
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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, bad ending, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: royal family, rivalry, royal court, cousin cousin relationship, betrayal, political unrest, state affairs, queen elizabeth i, queen, female protagonist, protestant, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 16th century
Place: scotland, england, europe, scottish highlands
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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, queen victoria, politics, queen, widow, romance, state affairs, assassination attempt, british royal family, unlikely friendships, relationships, love story ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, 1860s, 1880s ...
Place: england, scotland, europe, london
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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: epic, serious, captivating, realistic, colourful ...
Plot: queen, period piece, throne, british history, queen elizabeth i, royal family, political intrigue, politics, head of state, catholicism, palace intrigue, state affairs ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, renaissance, 1500s, 18th century ...
Place: england, europe, spain, scotland, virginia ...
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Gandhi (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, India, USA
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: realistic, emotional, uplifting, serious, factual ...
Plot: human spirit, leadership, protest, freedom, muslim, idealism, fighting the system, political unrest, politics, state affairs, assassination, lawyer ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 40s, 20s, 30s ...
Place: india, england, new delhi, asia, europe ...
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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, serious, sincere, realistic, talky ...
Plot: royal family, friendship, queen, radio, historical character, british history, state affairs, disability, treatment, destiny, speech, against the odds ...
Time: 1930s, 40s, pre world war two, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: england, britain, buckingham palace, europe, germany ...
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48%
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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, thought provoking, bleak, sincere, serious
Plot: translator, state affairs, religions or cults, church, society, rebellion, clergy, burned alive, on the run, obsessive quest, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, germany
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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, rough, captivating ...
Plot: murder, betrayal, tragedy, violence, guilt, ghost, prophecy, ambition, rise and fall, throne, sword duel, kingdom ...
Time: middle ages
Place: scotland, england, europe
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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, captivating, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: femme fatale, roman empire, betrayal, assassination, ancient rome, cleopatra, julius caesar, tombs and skeletons, ruler, romance, political unrest, love affair ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c., 1930s, 18th century
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, italy, rome italy
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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: talky, thought provoking, clever, serious, sincere ...
Plot: politics, ambition, betrayal, state affairs, rise to the top, contests and competitions, campaign, friendship, royal family, society, head of state, leadership ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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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, thought provoking, serious, sincere, tricky ...
Plot: politics, administration, friends, couples, head of state, leadership, political intrigue, chief of staff, election, couple relations, media sensation, democrat ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, england, london, europe, new jersey ...
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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: realistic, bleak, serious, tense, thought provoking ...
Plot: friendship, racism, civil rights, police brutality, apartheid, journalist, politics, idealism, journalism, murder, friends, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: south africa, africa, england
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46%
The Gathering Storm (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A love story offering an intimate look inside the marriage of Winston and Clementine Churchill during a particularly troubled, though little-known, moment in their lives.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, talky, gloomy ...
Plot: british history, politics, state affairs, war, head of state, society, rise to the top, couple relations, winston churchill, fascism, world war two, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Vision (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Hildegard von Bingen was truly a woman ahead of her time. A visionary in every sense of the word, this famed 12th-century Benedictine nun was a Christian mystic, composer, philosopher, playwright, poet, naturalist, scientist, physician, herbalist ...
Style: captivating, emotional, atmospheric, sincere, serious
Plot: religions or cults, power relations, healing power, human nature, visionary, feminism, gender, introspection, society, against the rules, hopes, prodigy ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: germany, europe, rome italy
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King of Kings (1961)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 168 min.
Story: Who is Jesus, and why does he impact all he meets? He is respected and reviled, emulated and accused, beloved, betrayed, and finally crucified. Yet that terrible fate would not be the end of the story.
Style: epic, biblical, serious, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: redemption, betrayal, injustice, tragic hero, political unrest, state affairs, heroic mission, christianity, dishonesty, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem, dungeon, egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Wolf Hall (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 360 min.
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: captivating, serious, stylized, suspense, factual ...
Plot: rise to the top, political intrigue, ambition, manipulations, state affairs, royal family, dishonesty, blind ambition, society, politics, betrayal, aristocrat ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, realistic, captivating, serious ...
Plot: revolution, politics, idealism, death row, political unrest, intrigue, french revolution, anti semitism, society, polish, rebelliousness, rise and fall ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1790s, 1930s
Place: france, poland, europe, paris france, spain ...
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45%
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Francesco (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The life of St. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226) as related by followers who gather after his death to tell stories so that Leone can record them: a privileged and virile youth, a prisoner of war, an heir who turns away from his father and gives all to ...
Style: emotional, serious, bleak, factual, gloomy ...
Plot: religions or cults, hopes, clergy, redemption, society, starting over, religion, historical event, monk, saint, social differences, miraculous event ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.3
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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, royal family, historical character, paparazzi, head of state, politics, british royal family, pride and honor, death in the family, rules and policies, queen of england, private vs public ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 20th century
Place: england, buckingham palace, europe, scottish highlands, paris france ...
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44%
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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, rough, serious, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: rebellion, assassination, clergy, dishonesty, royal family, mentally unstable, alcohol abuse, rise and fall, rebelliousness, oracle, political unrest, social decay ...
Time: 1910s, year 1916, year 1917
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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