Ruler movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant ruler movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, stylized, epic, captivating, realistic and exciting films and TV shows about / with ruler, state affairs, betrayal, politics, rivalry, medieval, battles, warrior, sword and king plots mostly in Drama, Action and History genres shot in USA, UK, Japan and other countries.
ruler movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as ruler: Tyrant (2014), Game of Thrones (2011), Reign (2013), Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003), The Hollow Crown (2012), Jodhaa Akbar (2008), Ashoka the Great (2001), King of the Sands (2013), Troy (2004), Rome (2005).

List of ruler movies

Tyrant (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The story of an unassuming American family drawn into the workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation. Bassam "Barry" Al Fayeed, the younger son of the dictator of a war-torn nation, ends a self-imposed 20-year exile to return to his ...
Style: captivating, tense, stylized, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: dictatorship, state affairs, homecoming, totalitarianism, political unrest, ruler, family relations, parents and children, gay son, society, secret, exile ...
Time: 21st century
Place: middle east
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Game of Thrones (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 57 min.
TV show
Story: Seven noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros. Friction between the houses leads to full-scale war. All while a very ancient evil awakens in the farthest north. Amidst the war, a neglected military order of misfits, the ...
Style: epic, captivating, atmospheric, dramatic, stylized ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, boys' night, adult
Plot: intrigue, dragon, medieval, warrior, fantasy world, incest, power struggle, conflict, vicious, political intrigue, abuse of power, peril ...
Time: middle ages, 2010s
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Reign (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Mary, Queen of Scots, faces political and sexual intrigue in the treacherous world of the French court.
Style: sexy, stylized, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, adult
Plot: royal family, female protagonist, intrigue, queen, royal court, aristocracy, rivalry, state affairs, love triangle, power struggle, couples, ruler ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, scotland, europe
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Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 130 min.
TV show
Story: A unique slant, profiling the life of Adolf Hitler as a child and his rise through the ranks of the National German Workers' Party prior to World War II.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: world war two, hitler, nazism, against humanity, racism, political unrest, fascism, dictatorship, nazi, politics, war, historical character ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: germany, europe, austria
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The Hollow Crown (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 150 min.
TV show
Story: The Hollow Crown is a series of British television films featuring William Shakespeare's History Plays. The first Season is an adaptation of Shakespeare's second historical tetralogy, the Henriad: Richard II, Henry IV, Part I and Henry ...
Style: serious, captivating, epic, stylized, harsh ...
Audience: date night
Plot: king, royal family, betrayal, queen, medieval, rivalry, heir to the throne, battles, power struggle, political intrigue, ruler, politics ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages
Place: england, europe
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Jodhaa Akbar (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: India
Duration: 213 min.
Story: Jodhaa Akbar is a sixteenth century love story about a marriage of alliance that gave birth to true love between a great Mughal Emperor, Akbar and a Rajput princess, Jodhaa.
Style: epic, realistic, romantic, entertaining, visually appealing ...
Plot: emperor, true love, royal family, culture clash, dishonesty, love and romance, arranged marriage, ruler, royal court, politics, historical character, sword fight ...
Time: future, 50s, 16th century
Place: india, asia
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Ashoka the Great (2001)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: India
Duration: 180 min.
Story: In India, about 260 BC in the Empire of Magadha, the Prince Asoka (Shah Rukh Khan) survives to many betrayals of his brothers, leaded by the evil Susima (Ajit Kumar), who wants to kill him to inherit the throne. His mothers orders Asoka to leave ...
Style: epic, exciting, intense, romantic, realistic ...
Plot: buddhism, ancient history, emperor, betrayal, battles, ruler, indians, suspense, hidden identity, rise to the top, leadership, fall in love ...
Place: india, asia
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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, leadership, head of state, ruler, against the odds, rebellion, rebelliousness, state affairs, dishonesty, ambition, rise to the top, battles ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: saudi arabia
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Troy (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Malta, UK
Duration: 163 min.
Story: In year 1250 B.C. during the late Bronze age, two emerging nations begin to clash. Paris, the Trojan prince, convinces Helen, Queen of Sparta, to leave her husband Menelaus, and sail with him back to Troy. After Menelaus finds out that his wife was ...
Style: epic, exciting, heroic, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: sword fight, mythology, ancient, ancient history, warrior, war, betrayal, courage, greek mythology, battlefield, conquering, ancient world ...
Time: ancient times, middle ages
Place: ancient greece, greece, rome italy, paris france, europe
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Rome (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.
Style: epic, exciting, stylized, captivating, sexual ...
Plot: roman empire, ancient rome, emperor, historical character, ancient history, intrigue, power struggle, warrior, rivalry, antiquity, roman soldier, betrayal ...
Time: 1st century b.c., 1st century, ancient times
Place: rome italy, italy, ancient greece, alexandria egypt, europe ...
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Caligula (1979)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: The perversion behind imperial Rome, the epic story of Rome's mad Emporer. All the details of his cruel, bizarre reign are revealed right here: His unholy sexual passion for his sister, his marriage to Rome's most infamous prostitute, his ...
Style: erotic, sexual, disturbing, controversial, art house ...
Audience: adult
Plot: brutality, ancient rome, explicit sex, sex, sexploitation, incest, sexuality, ancient world, sex orgy, betrayal, sexual perversion, lust ...
Time: ancient times, 1st century
Place: italy, rome italy
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The Borgias (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, Hungary, Ireland, Canada
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Set in 15th century Italy at the height of the Renaissance, The Borgias chronicles the corrupt rise of patriarch Rodrigo Borgia to the papacy, where he proceeds to commit every sin in the book to amass and retain power, influence and enormous wealth ...
Style: serious, clever, captivating, epic, realistic ...
Plot: intrigue, historical character, rivalry, sex scene, brother sister incest, siblings relations, greed, ambition, lust, clergy, sin, corruption ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: rome italy, italy, europe, florence
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Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A rogue prince reluctantly joins forces with a mysterious princess and together, they race against dark forces to safeguard an ancient dagger capable of releasing the Sands of Time – gift from the gods that can reverse time and allow its possessor ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, epic, fairy tale, visually appealing ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick, boys' night, teens
Plot: sword fight, time travel, fall in love, betrayal, rivalry, princess, brother vs brother, heir, partners, medieval, escapades, time ...
Time: 50s
Place: persia, middle east, egypt, asia
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Masquerade (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 131 min.
Story: During the confusing and conspiratorial Joseon Dynasty King Gwang-hae orders his councilor, HEO Kyun, to find him a double in order to avoid the constant threat of assassination. HEO Kyun finds Ha-sun, a jester who looks remarkably like the king, ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, realistic, stylized, inspirational ...
Plot: joseon dynasty, royal court, throne, hidden identity, treason, political intrigue, save the kingdom, ruler, head of state, state affairs, dishonesty, forced into action ...
Time: 17th century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
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Shigurui: Death Frenzy (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Shigurui is a manga series written by Norio Nanjo and illustrated by Takayuki Yamaguchi, based on the first chapter of the novel Suruga-jō Gozen Jiai by Norio Nanjō. An animated television adaptation, based on the first 32 chapters of the manga, ...
Style: anime, stylized, suspenseful, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: kids
Plot: samurai, mercilessness, blind character, contests and competitions, martial arts, rivalry, duel, ambition, haunted by the past, championship, ruler, opponent ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia
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Alexander (2004)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Netherlands, France, Italy
Duration: 175 min.
Story: Alexander, the King of Macedonia, leads his legions against the giant Persian Empire. After defeating the Persians, he leads his army across the then known world, venturing farther than any westerner had ever gone, all the way to India.
Style: epic, breathtaking, serious, factual, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, ancient history, conquering, battles, gay, warlord, ambition, ruler, military, greek, courage, destiny ...
Time: ancient times, middle ages
Place: ancient greece, greece, persia, alexandria egypt, egypt ...
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The Tudors (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Ireland, Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Tudors is a history-based drama series following the young, vibrant King Henry VIII, a competitive and lustful monarch who navigates the intrigues of the English court and the human heart with equal vigor and justifiable suspicion.
Style: stylized, captivating, serious, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: intrigue, tudors, historical character, power struggle, royalty, love triangle, king, royal family, heir, queen, british royal family, couple relations ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe
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Payitaht Abdulhamid (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Turkey
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: The fight of Abdulhamid II to keep Ottoman Empire and caliphate alive.
Style: thought provoking, captivating
Plot: political intrigue, emperor, geopolitics, fight for supremacy, empire, historical figure, war, historical character, betrayal, power struggle, politics, ruler ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century
Place: ottoman empire, istanbul turkey
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Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: When the dastardly Sheriff of Nottingham murders Robin's father, the legendary archer vows vengeance. To accomplish his mission, Robin joins forces with a band of exiled villagers (and comely Maid Marian), and together they battle to end the ...
Style: epic, exciting, entertaining, scenic, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, kids, boys' night, family outing ...
Plot: knight, robin hood, chase, folk hero, justice, sword fight, courage, betrayal, good versus evil, archer, medieval, greed ...
Time: middle ages, 19th century, 12th century
Place: england, europe, jerusalem, israel, holy land
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Queen of the Mountains (2014)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Kyrgyzstan
Duration: 135 min.
Story: At a time when most females in Asia possess little or no power over their lives, headstrong Kurmanjan Datka defies her family's authority -- and ultimately becomes the ruler of her native Kyrgyzstan region.
Style: exciting, captivating, realistic, serious, epic
Plot: leadership, ruler, rivalry, heroes, escapades, mother son relationship, strong female lead, female leader, empire, royal family, mountain, animal abuse ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia
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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, breathtaking, visually appealing, stylized, sexy ...
Plot: antiquity, ancient rome, ancient egypt, queen, julius caesar, ancient history, roman empire, cleopatra, love, ancient, femme fatale, desert ...
Time: ancient times, 1930s, 1st century, 1st century b.c., 18th century
Place: egypt, africa, alexandria egypt, rome italy, greece ...
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Strings (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Norway, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Strings is a mythological story about the son of a king, Hal Tara, who sets out on a journey to avenge the death of his father. To his surprise he discovers the truth of his own people - and where he least expects it - he finds true love.
Style: semi serious, atmospheric, captivating, exciting, dark fantasy ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: vengeance, heroes, rivalry, good versus evil, fall in love, heroic mission, escapades, emperor, ruler, puppet, medieval, king ...
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Emperor (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: As the Japanese surrender at the end of WWII, Gen. Fellers is tasked with deciding if Emperor Hirohito will be hanged as a war criminal. Influencing his ruling is his quest to find Aya, an exchange student he met years earlier in the U.S.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, touching, sincere, sexy ...
Plot: world war two, japanese history, war, emperor, investigation, politics, occupation, military, war crime, political intrigue, moral dilemma, political unrest ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 70s, 20th century, year 1932 ...
Place: japan, berlin germany, russia, tokyo, asia ...
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Battle of the Warriors (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: China, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong
Duration: 133 min.
Story: In 370 B.C, China was separated as seven nations and several other small tribes, one of these being the city state of Liang. The nation of Zhao is led by the terrifying Xiang Yangzhong who orders his troops to conquer the small city. Leaping to the ...
Style: exciting, rough, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: war, siege, conquering, strategy, military, battles, fight, warrior, heroes, leadership, against the odds, heroic mission ...
Time: ancient times
Place: ancient china, china, asia
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Kagemusha (1980)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: When a warlord dies, a peasant thief is called upon to impersonate him, in order to protect his clan from appearing weak and vulnerable. But he finds himself haunted by the warlord’s spirit as well as his own ambitions.
Style: captivating, bleak, enigmatic, epic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, battles, war, warlord, japanese history, heroes, doppelganger, medieval, emperor, death, feudal japan ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century
Place: japan, tokyo, india, asia
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The Legend (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
Country: India
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The Story of a powerful king Kochadaiiyaan, and so does his Kingdom. But on a fateful day, one of his close friends plots against him and acquires his kingdom, while he was driven away. Kochadaiiyaan gets a baby boy Rana, who grows up to become a ...
Style: exciting, captivating, entertaining, tense, anime ...
Plot: battles, leadership, ruler, good versus evil, rivalry, military, head of state, ambition, royal family, princess, kingdom, warrior ...
Time: 8th century
Place: india, asia
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Planet Hulk (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: When the Hulk becomes too dangerous for the Earth, the Illuminati trick Hulk into a shuttle and launch him into space to a planet where the Hulk can live in peace. Unfortunately, the Hulk's struggle to escape makes a malfunction in the shuttle ...
Style: stylized, exciting, semi serious, anime, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, betrayal, exile, transformation, space and aliens, slavery, rivalry, ruler, distant planet, mutant, robot, villain ...
Time: 2010s
Place: tokyo
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Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: The Saga continues with the Emmy-winning "Star Wars: Clone Wars." This animated micro-series, directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, captures George Lucas' vision in a dynamic animated style that is a visual delight for all ages. "Star ...
Style: anime, serious, saga, epic, exciting ...
Audience: kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: space wars, star wars, villain, rivalry, heroes, fight for supremacy, space station, ruler, escapades, evil empire, intergalactic, apprentice ...
Time: future, 2000s, 2010s, 2020s
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Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan (2007)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Russia, Germany, Kazakhstan
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The story recounts the early life of Genghis Khan, a slave who went on to conquer half the world in the 11th century.
Style: epic, realistic, captivating, stylized, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conquering, monk, leadership, genghis khan, battles, desert, king, slavery, medieval, slave, betrayal, husband wife reunion ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: mongolia, china, asia
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House of Flying Daggers (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In 9th century China, a corrupt government wages war against a rebel army called the Flying Daggers. A romantic warrior breaks a beautiful rebel out of prison to help her rejoin her fellows, but things are not what they seem.
Style: stylized, exciting, epic, sexy, breathtaking ...
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, sword fight, swords and armor, tragic love, warrior, love triangle, love, kung fu, emperor, heroine, tang dynasty, resistance ...
Time: middle ages, 9th century
Place: china, hong kong, asia, ancient china
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