Power struggle movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant power struggle movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out captivating, serious, realistic, stylized, epic and sexy films and TV shows about / with power struggle, rivalry, betrayal, ancient, murder, husband wife relationship, female nudity, politics, family relations and sex scene plots mostly in Drama, History and Action genres shot in USA, UK, Ireland and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as power struggle: Game of Thrones (2011), Peaky Blinders (2013), The Originals (2013), Reign (2013), Magnificent Century (2011), Rome (2005), La Reina del Sur (2011), The Tudors (2007), The Great Queen Seondeok (2009), Wentworth (2013).

List of power struggle movies

 9.2
 2.0M
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, atmospheric, captivating, stylized, breathtaking ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, boys' night
Plot: dragon, intrigue, incest, medieval, power struggle, political intrigue, fantasy world, conflict, king, vicious, throne, rivalry ...
Time: middle ages, 2010s
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 8.8
 510K
Peaky Blinders (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England and centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby, who means to move up in the world.
Style: atmospheric, tense, serious, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, gang, gang war, mafia, determination, power struggle, cruelty, crime boss, crimes, rivalry, society ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: england, ireland, london, britain
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 8.3
 134K
The Originals (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A spin-off from The Vampire Diaries and set in New Orleans, The Originals centers on the Mikaelson siblings, otherwise known as the world's original vampires: Klaus, Elijah, and Rebekah. Now Klaus must take down his protégé, Marcel, who is ...
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, stylized, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: vampire, supernatural, witch, werewolf, immortality, supernatural romance, rivalry, power struggle, love and romance, siblings relations, magical, dangerous attraction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa
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 7.4
 49K
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
Plot: royal family, queen, female protagonist, intrigue, royal court, aristocracy, rivalry, state affairs, power struggle, love triangle, historical character, throne ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, scotland, europe
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Magnificent Century (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Muhteşem Yüzyıl is a prime time historical Turkish television series. It was originally broadcast on Show TV and then transferred to Star TV. It is based on the life of Suleiman the Magnificent, the longest reigning Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, ...
Style: stylized, captivating, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: sultan, palace intrigue, intrigue, power struggle, political intrigue, royal family, love and romance, couple relations, state affairs, political unrest, political conspiracy, military ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, turkey, constantinople, europe
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 8.7
 169K
Rome (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, 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, sexual, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: roman empire, ancient rome, historical character, ancient history, emperor, warrior, intrigue, power struggle, incest, betrayal, rivalry, julius caesar ...
Time: 1st century b.c., 1st century, ancient times
Place: rome italy, italy, egypt, ancient greece, europe ...
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La Reina del Sur (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA, Spain, Colombia
Duration: 378 min.
TV show
Story: After years of blood, sweat and tears, a woman of humble origin ends up becoming a drug trafficking legend, with all that that means...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, suspense
Plot: crimes, rivalry, power struggle, drug dealing, mafia, life is a bitch, rise to the top, criminal heroes, vengeance, cocaine, organized crime, gang ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, spain, europe, morocco
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 8.1
 74K
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: captivating, stylized, serious, sexual, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: king, historical character, intrigue, royal family, tudors, love triangle, queen, royal court, heir, power struggle, couple relations, betrayal ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe
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The Great Queen Seondeok (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Queen Seondeok is a 2009 South Korean historical drama, starring Lee Yo-won, Go Hyun-jung, Uhm Tae-woong, Park Ye-jin, Kim Nam-gil and Yoo Seung-ho. It chronicles the life of Queen Seondeok of Silla. It aired on MBC from May 25 to December 22, 2009 ...
Style: epic, psychological, captivating, atmospheric, tense
Plot: power struggle, political intrigue, empire, royal family, queen, political leader, prophecy, murder, palace, strong female character, rise to power, palace intrigue ...
Time: 7th century, ancient times
Place: korea
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 8.6
 22K
Wentworth (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Bea Smith is locked up while awaiting trial for the attempted murder of her husband and must learn how life works in prison. A modern adaptation and sequel of the iconic Prisoner series.
Style: serious, tense, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, prison, women in prison, prison life, lesbian relationship, women's prison, crimes, power struggle, protest, life is a bitch, survival, government facility ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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 8.6
 105K
Deadwood (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: The story of the early days of Deadwood, South Dakota; woven around actual historic events with most of the main characters based on real people. Deadwood starts as a gold mining camp and gradually turns from a lawless wild-west community into an ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, clever ...
Plot: old west, sheriff, crimes, gold rush, power struggle, prostitute, brothel, rivalry, small town life, violence, dishonesty, lifestyle ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, victorian era, 1880s
Place: south dakota, usa
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 8.6
 292K
Sons of Anarchy (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: An adrenalized drama with darkly comedic undertones that explores a notorious outlaw motorcycle club’s (MC) desire to protect its livelihood while ensuring that their simple, sheltered town of Charming, California remains exactly that, charming. ...
Style: tense, exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: biker, motorcycle gang, motorcycle, crimes, gang, power struggle, group of criminals, arms dealing, friends, prison, family relations, young man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, northern california
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 6.6
 456K
Divergent (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In a world divided into factions based on personality types, Tris learns that she's been classified as Divergent and won't fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: distopia, fighting the system, survival, rebellion, chosen one, heroine, society, youth, choice, teenage life, training, heroes ...
Time: future, near future
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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 8.8
 33K
Vinland Saga (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: For a thousand years, the Vikings have made quite a name and reputation for themselves as the strongest families with a thirst for violence. Thorfinn, the son of one of the Vikings' greatest warriors, spends his boyhood in a battlefield ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: norse mythology, sea battle, battles, power struggle, war, viking, intrigue, adventure, vandalism, leader, warrior, legends and myths ...
Place: scandinavia
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 8.5
 239K
Spartacus (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Spartacus is an American television series inspired by the historical figure of Spartacus, a Thracian gladiator who from 73 to 71 BCE led a major slave uprising against the Roman Republic departing from Capua.
Style: epic, sexy, heroic, sexual, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient rome, ancient history, gladiator, roman empire, rebellion, battles, slavery, sword fight, swords and armor, warrior, rebel, strong sexual content ...
Time: 1st century b.c., ancient times
Place: ancient greece
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 8.5
 402K
Suits (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: While running from a drug deal gone bad, Mike Ross, a brilliant young college-dropout, slips into a job interview with one of New York City's best legal closers, Harvey Specter. Tired of cookie-cutter law school grads, Harvey takes a gamble by ...
Style: captivating, witty, serious, stylized, talky ...
Audience: date night, boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: lawyer, law firm, hotshot lawyer, prodigy, success, mastermind, ambitious, boss, talented, photographic memory, ambition, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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Yona of the Dawn (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan, Taiwan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The legend of the Four Dragons and the origin of the land has been passed down for generations in the land of Kouka. Currently, Hiryuu Palace has no one else next in line for the throne other than the fifteen year old princess, Yona, who had been ...
Style: shoujo, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: princess, exile, save the kingdom, chase, dragon, betrayal, running for your life, romance, survival, battles, power struggle, prophecy ...
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Princess Agents (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, War
Country: China
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: During the Warring Period, the Western Wei enslaved large numbers of civilians. The slave girl, Chu Qiao, is thrown into a forest along with other slaves and becomes the next hunting target for the rich lords. She is saved by the Prince of Northern ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: chinese emperor, slave girl, female warrior, power struggle, martial arts, romance, couple relations, sword fight, combat, slavery, martial artist, love triangle ...
Place: ancient china, china
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The Vampire Diaries (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: The story of two vampire brothers obsessed with the same girl, who bears a striking resemblance to the beautiful but ruthless vampire they knew and loved in 1864.
Style: romantic, suspenseful, stylized, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: vampire, supernatural, love triangle, high school, werewolf, vampire human love, witch, supernatural romance, immortality, dangerous attraction, teenage life, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s, 1860s ...
Place: virginia, usa
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 7.5
 198K
The Favourite (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah governs the country in her stead. When a new servant Abigail arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.
Style: factual, art house, emotional, melancholic, cynical ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, rivalry, queen, aristocracy, british history, female rivalry, power struggle, queen of england, royal court, ambitious woman, british royal family ...
Time: 18th century, victorian era
Place: britain, england
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 7.9
 51K
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: historical character, brother sister incest, siblings relations, intrigue, sex scene, rivalry, lust, incest, clergy, sin, incestuous sex, catholic church ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: rome italy, italy, europe, florence
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 7.7
 8K
The Take (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Freddie Jackson is just out of prison. He's done his time, made the right connections and now he's ready to use them. His wife Jackie dreams of having her husband home but she's forgotten the rows and the girls Freddie can't ...
Style: serious, captivating, rough, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, mob boss, mafia, criminal heroes, betrayal, respect, ex convict, british, power struggle, relatives, crime boss ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: england, east end london, london
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The Death of Stalin (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: UK, France, Belgium, Canada, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin dies in 1953, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to become the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweebish Georgy Malenkov, the wily Nikita Khrushchev and Lavrenti Beria ...
Style: satirical, parody, sexy, psychological, political ...
Plot: political satire, satire, dictator, death, power struggle, repression, chaos, josef stalin, funeral, socialism, military, totalitarian regime ...
Time: year 1953, 50s, year 1956, year 1964, year 1949
Place: russia, ussr, moscow russia, siberia
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 8.2
 103K
Black Sails (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 56 min.
TV show
Story: The pirate adventures of Captain Flint and his men twenty years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic “Treasure Island.” Flint, the most brilliant and most feared pirate captain of his day, takes on a fast-talking young addition to his ...
Style: exciting, stylized, twists and turns, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pirate, captain, pirate ship, adventure, island, swashbuckler, graphic violence, gold, treasure, treasure hunt, killings, ship ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean, west indies
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Magnificent Century: Kösem (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: Anastasia a young Greek woman in Ahmed I's harem takes on the name 'Kosem' (leader, pioneer). In a world of men, she rules of the Ottoman Empire through her sons and grandson.
Style: emotional, captivating, realistic, stylized
Plot: palace intrigue, sultan, strong female character, strong female lead, royal family, strongman, power struggle, intrigue, bossy woman, female protagonist, rise to the top, power ...
Time: 17th century
Place: ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, constantinople, turkey
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The Testament of Sister New Devil (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Basara Toujou met his two cute little sisters, Mio Naruse and Maria Naruse. The two sisters revealed themselves as a member of the demon clan and Basara as a member of hero clan, demon clan's enemy, and is not related by family. Mio is the ...
Style: ecchi, entertaining, exciting, captivating, hentai ...
Audience: teens
Plot: harem, master servant relationship, love triangle, heroes, demon, romance, magical, fight scenes, love, good versus evil, sexuality, school ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
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Union of Salvation (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Russian troops occupied Paris. Russia became the first power in the world. Now everything seems possible. Young winners, guards officers, are sure that equality and freedom will come - here and now. For this they are ready to sacrifice everything - ...
Style: realistic, exciting, suspense, captivating, tense ...
Plot: russian empire, rebellion, army, czar, power struggle, cold weather, russian revolution, military officer, pledge of allegiance, riot, revolt, confined ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
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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: political, suspense, factual, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: king, political intrigue, royalty, infidelity, royal family, christmas, power struggle, dysfunctional family, british royal family, medieval, manipulation, castle ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, france
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 7.8
 7K
Borgia (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: Borgia is a French-German-Czech historical drama television series created by Tom Fontana. The show recounts the Borgia family's rise to power and subsequent domination of the Papal States during the Renaissance. Borgia debuted in Italy via ...
Style: family saga, realistic, captivating, rough, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: renaissance, political intrigue, brother sister sex, european history, church, historical character, clergy, italian history, power struggle, ambition, politics, political corruption ...
Time: middle ages, 15th century, 16th century
Place: rome italy, italy, vatican, naples italy, europe ...
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Arthdal Chronicles (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 80 min.
TV show
Story: In a mythical land called Arth, the inhabitants of the ancient city of Arthdal and its surrounding regions vie for power as they build a new society.
Style: suspense, tense, political, epic, enigmatic ...
Plot: prophecy, ancient world, rise to power, politics, curse, fictional country, tribe, romance, fantasy world, native, leader, secret ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times, ancient times
Place: korea
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