Movies like Boris Godunov

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Boris Godunov (1986)
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Boris Godunov (1986)
Original name: Борис Годунов
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union, Poland, Czechoslovakia, West Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Praised for its fine photography and production design if not its narrative, Sergei Bondarchuk directed this adaptation of the tale by Alexander Pushkin. Boris Godunov came to the Czarist throne at the end of the 16th century, after the original heir to Ivan the Terrible had died. At first, things went well for Godunov (played by Bondarchuk), but when the Russian people began to believe he had killed Ivan the Terrible's son in order to gain the throne, an alliance sprang up against the new Czar. Events continued to spin out of control as a young monk was presented as the son Godunov had supposedly killed. Now he was openly accused of failing an assassination attempt, which seems to be even worse than succeeding. In addition to these woes, Boris Godunov began to suffer serious health problems. So much for the joys of kingship.
Plot: russian history, czar, torture, battles, murder, impostor, idiot, bell, coronation, usurper, battle

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Most similar movies to Boris Godunov

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and epic films with plots about murder, battles, torture, battle, betrayal, dishonesty and execution mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like Boris Godunov: War and Peace: Part III (1967), Gunpowder, Treason & Plot (2004), Boris Godounov (1989), War and Peace (1965), Edward II (1970). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
War and Peace: Part III (1967)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 81 min.
Story: In 1812, Napoleon's Army invades Russia. Kutuzov asks Bolkonsky to join him as a staff officer, yet the prince requests a command in the field. Pierre sets out to watch the upcoming confrontation between the armies. During the Battle of ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, uniform, russian soldier, war
Time: 19th century, 1810s
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Gunpowder, Treason & Plot (2004)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 205 min.
Story: A BBC miniseries based loosely on the lives of Mary, Queen of Scots, and her son James I of England.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: royal family, king, execution, power, horse riding, conspiracy, betrayal, treason, coronation, rivalry, spy, monarchy ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century
Place: scotland, england, london
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Boris Godounov (1989)
Genre: Musical, Drama
Country: France, Spain, Yugoslavia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Zulawski tackles Modest Mussorgsky’s famous opera about the bloody battle for ascendancy to the throne of Russia in the 17th-century! With a score conducted by Mstislav Rostropovich, Zulawski adds extra layers of devilish meta-textual ...
Style: avant garde
Plot: czar, brutality, kremlin, murder, surrealism, opera, russian history, coronation
Time: 17th century, 16th century
Place: moscow russia
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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.
Plot: czar, russian revolution, russian history, martyr, red army, abdication, imperial russia, exile, execution, world war one
Time: year 1917, year 1918, 1910s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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War and Peace (1965)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Seven-hour epic based on the eponymous book by Leo Tolstoy. Two main story-lines are complex and intertwined. One is the love story of young Countess Natasha Rostova and Count Pierre Bezukhov, who is unhappy in his marriage. Another is the ...
Style: epic, stylized, captivating, exciting, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, redemption, battles, tragic love, couple relations, love triangle, wartime life, fall in love, true love, emperor, ballet, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: russia
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Edward II (1970)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The reign of Edward II, King of England, is troubled from the start when he brings his male lover, hated by the nobles, out of exile.
Plot: king, archbishop, infidelity, murder, male homosexuality, mourning, death, blood, death of father, prince, homosexuality, father son relationship ...
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Mother (1990)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union, Italy
Duration: 200 min.
Story: The social ferment in late 19th century Russia which led to the 1917 Russian Revolution is movingly portrayed in this lengthy historical drama, which is very faithful to the 1907 novel The Mother by the celebrated Marxist writer Maxim Gorky ...
Plot: father son relationship, speech, socialist, death of husband, murder of mother, russian soldier, demonstration, communism, protest march, revolution, arrest, beating ...
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The Condemned of Altona (1962)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A dying German magnate invites his youngest son and daughter-in-law home to discuss the future of the family's shipbuilding empire. There, the daughter-in-law stumbles upon a secret of the family's Nazi past.
Plot: wealth, torture, terminal illness, drug addiction, genocide, war criminal, nazi, brother sister relationship, flashback, shipyard, guilty conscience, german soldier ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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War and Peace: Part IV (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 100 min.
Story: As Moscow is set ablaze by the retreating Russians, the Rostovs flee their estate, taking wounded soldiers with them, and unbeknownst to them, also Andrei. Pierre, dressed as a peasant, tries to assassinate Napoleon but is taken prisoner. As the ...
Plot: based on a novel, war
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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War and Peace: Part II (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 98 min.
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Plot: based on a novel, engagement, ball, aristocrat, soldier, war
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, History
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Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sincere, atmospheric ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Spain, Switzerland
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Style: epic, serious, realistic, captivating, emotional ...
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Duration: 58 min.
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