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List of the best movies like The Favourite (2018): The Madness of King George, The Duchess, The Royal Exchange, Their Finest, The Other Boleyn Girl, Cromwell, Victoria & Abdul, The Young Victoria, Mary Queen of Scots, A Royal Affair.

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Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, drama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:47
CharactersKings
PlotOn real events, Mental disorders, Political
PlaceEngland
Time18th century
StyleSmart, Fancy, Black humor

King George III's erratic behaviour leads to a plot in Parliament to have him declared insane and removed from the throne.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Italy, France, USA
Duration01:45
CharactersFamily, Lovers
PlotPassion, Love triangle, Fate
PlaceEngland, Estate
Time18th century
StyleFascinating

A chronicle of the life of 18th century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, who was reviled for her extravagant political and personal life.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, history
CountryFrance, Belgium, United Kingdom
CharactersDogs, Kings, Lesbians, Gay, Princesses
PlotWar, On real events, Death, Dolls, Political
PlaceFrance, Spain
Time18th century
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating, Makes me think, Serious

After many years of confrontation, the treasures of Spain and France are empty. In 1721, the regent of France draws up an ambitious plan to inaugurate an era of peace and prosperity that will heal the economies of both nations: his intention is to build a solid network of marriage alliances that will involve four children of very different ages who know nothing of betrayals and power games…

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, Sweden, France
Duration02:21
CharactersDogs, Lesbians, Artists, Twins, Journalists
PlotSoccer, Friendship, Death, Breakup, Love triangle
PlaceAircraft, England, Beach, London
TimeNew Year, World War II
StyleRomantic, Fascinating, Makes me think

During the Blitz of World War II, a female screenwriter (Gemma Arterton) works on a film celebrating England's resilience as a way to buoy a weary populace's spirits. Her efforts to dramatise the true story of two sisters (Lily Knight and Francesca Knight) who undertook their own maritime mission to rescue wounded soldiers are met with mixed feelings by a dismissive all-male staff.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:50
CharactersKings, Family, Sisters, Lovers
PlotLove, Passion, Death, Mental disorders, Love triangle
PlaceEngland
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleAction, Fascinating, Tense

A sumptuous and sensual tale of intrigue, romance and betrayal set against the backdrop of a defining moment in European history: two beautiful sisters, Anne and Mary Boleyn, driven by their family's blind ambition, compete for the love of the handsome and passionate King Henry VIII.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersKings, Heroes, Military
PlotRevolution, Political, Intrigue, Uprising, Rivalry
PlaceEngland
StyleEpic, Serious

Disgusted with the policies of King Charles I, Oliver Cromwell plans to take his family to the New World. But on the eve of their departure, Cromwell is drawn into the tangled web of religion and politics that will result in the English Civil War.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, USA
Duration02:45
CharactersKings, Friends, Soldier
PlotLove, On real events, Relationship, Friendship, Death
PlaceEngland, India, Scotland
Time19th century
StyleBy books, Atmospheric, Touching

Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:40
CharactersKings
PlotLove, On real events, Political, Fate
PlaceEngland, London
Time19th century
StyleInteresting, Soulful, Atmospheric, Touching, For single girls

From Academy Award® winners Graham King and Martin Scorsese, along with the makers of Gosford Park and The Departed, comes the story of Queen Victoria’s early rise to power. From an object of a royal power-struggle to her romantic courtship and legendary marriage to Prince Albert, Emily Blunt (The Devil Wears Prada) gives a stunning performance as the young Victoria. Packed with drama, romance, breath-taking cinematography, lavish costumes and featuring an outstanding British cast including Jim Broadbent, Harriet Walter, Mark Strong, Paul Bettany, Miranda Richardson, and Rupert Friend, The Young Victoria has captivated British audiences, and is the film that Company magazine called “an epic British film, which will sweep you up in her remarkable story.”

Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:04
CharactersKings, Gay, Strong women, Sisters
PlotPolitical, Betrayal, Intrigue, Rivalry
PlaceEngland, Scotland
TimeMiddle Ages, 16th century
StyleBy books, Fascinating, Depressive, Serious, Womens in main roles

In 1561, Mary Stuart, widow of the King of France, returns to Scotland, reclaims her rightful throne and menaces the future of Queen Elizabeth I as ruler of England, because she has a legitimate claim to the English throne. Betrayals, rebellions, conspiracies and their own life choices imperil both Queens. They experience the bitter cost of power, until their tragic fate is finally fulfilled.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryDenmark, Sweden, Czech Republic, Germany
Duration02:17
CharactersKings
PlotOn real events, Revolution, Mental disorders, Love triangle, Political
Time18th century
StyleFascinating, For single girls

A young queen falls in love with her physician, and they start a revolution that changes their nation forever.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Hungary, USA, Australia
Duration01:59
CharactersKings, Horses, Knights, Friends, Princesses
PlotLove, War, On real events, Political, Power
PlaceEngland, France
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleUnexpected ending, Heavy, Tense, Depressive

England, 15th century. Hal, a capricious prince who lives among the populace far from court, is forced by circumstances to reluctantly accept the throne and become Henry V.

Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Australia
Duration01:58
CharactersKings, Disabled people
PlotWar, On real events, Friendship, Political
PlaceEngland, London
TimeWorld War II
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Soulful, Oscars, Fascinating

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 to be king, Bertie engages the help of an unorthodox speech therapist named Lionel Logue. Through a set of unexpected techniques, and as a result of an unlikely friendship, Bertie is able to find his voice and boldly lead the country into war.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:57
PlotLove, Revenge, Relationship, Love triangle, Viruses
PlaceEngland, London
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating, Serious

An aspiring young physician, Robert Merivel found himself in the service of King Charles II and saves the life of someone close to the King. Merivel joins the King's court and lives the high life provided to someone of his position. Merivel is ordered to marry his King's mistress in order to divert the queens suspicions. He is given one order by the king and that is not to fall in love. The situation worsens when Merivel finds himself in love with his new wife. Eventually, the King finds out and relieves Merivel of his position and wealth. His fall from grace leaves Merivel where he first started. And through his travels and reunions with an old friend, he rediscovers his love for true medicine and what it really means to be a physician.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryCzech Republic, United Kingdom, France, USA
Duration02:31
CharactersKings, Horses, Photographers, Sisters, Reporters
PlotLove, On real events, Dancing, Boxing, Passion
PlaceAircraft, Trains, Africa, England, Party
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Makes me think

The inspiring true story of Seretse Khama, the King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments. Seretse and Ruth defied family, Apartheid and empire - their love triumphed over every obstacle flung in their path and in so doing they transformed their nation and inspired the world.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryFinland, Canada, Germany, Sweden
Duration02:24
CharactersLesbians, Gay
PlotOn real events, Passion, Death, Religious
PlaceSweden
StyleFascinating, Serious

A portrait of the brilliant, extravagant Kristina of Sweden, queen from age six, who fights the conservative forces that are against her ideas to modernize Sweden and who have no tolerance for her awakening sexuality.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Luxembourg, USA, Republic of Ireland, Australia
Duration02:05
CharactersStrong women, Family, Pregnant, Fathers, Sisters
PlotOn real events, Death, Love triangle, Jealousy, Ghosts
PlaceParty, Cemetery, Scotland, Mansions
Time19th century
StyleAtmospheric, Touching, Serious

The love affair between poet Percy Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin resulted in the creation of an immortal novel, “Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus.”

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:57
CharactersKings, Horses, Knights
PlotWar, On real events, Conspiracies, Uprising
PlaceEngland, Castle, Scotland
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Tense

Forced into exile by the English after being crowned King of Scotland, legendary warrior Robert the Bruce fights to reclaim the throne.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:58
CharactersMusicians
PlotOn real events, Slavery, Friendship, Political, Freedom
PlaceEngland, London
Time19th century, 18th century
StyleSoulful, Serious

The true story of William Wilberforce and his courageous quest to end the British slave trade. Along the way, Wilberforce meets intense opposition, but his minister urges him to see the cause through.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:28
CharactersFriends, Priests
PlotOn real events, Friendship, Political, Intrigue
PlaceEngland
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleAction, Soulful, Fascinating, Smart, Epic

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.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama, biography, history
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:42
CharactersCIA, Special agents, Millionaires, Womanizers
PlotOn real events, Friendship, Political, Cheating
PlaceAfghanistan, Party, Texas, Helicopters
TimeCold War
StyleSmart, Makes me think

The true story of Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets had some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, drama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:53
PlotOn real events, Revolution, Uprising
PlaceEngland
StyleInspirational, Smart, Touching

A dramatization of the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant, where female workers walked out in protest against sexual discrimination.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, military, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:09
CharactersHeroes
PlotPolitical, Rivalry
PlaceEgypt, Africa, Roman Empire
StylePhilosophical, Fascinating, Makes me think

The aging Caesar finds himself intrigued by the young Egyptian queen. Adapted by George Bernard Shaw from his own play.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Germany, USA
Duration01:54
CharactersKings, Horses, Spy
PlotPolitical, Fear
PlaceEngland
Time16th century
StyleFascinating, Epic, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany
Duration01:42
CharactersKings
PlotFriendship, Revolution, Political, Intrigue, Uprising
PlaceCourt
StyleFascinating, Smart, Serious

A recounting of the relationship between General Fairfax and Oliver Cromwell, as they try to cope with the consequences of deposing King Charles I.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:08
CharactersDogs, Horses
PlotReligious, Political, Intrigue
PlaceShips, England, Scotland
Time16th century
StyleFascinating, Serious

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 the age of 23 by her cousin Elizabeth Tudor, the English Queen and her arch adversary. Nineteen years later the life of Mary is to be ended on the scaffold and with her execution the last threat to Elizabeth's throne has been removed. The two Queens with their contrasting personalities make a dramatic counterpoint to history.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:30
CharactersKings, Cats
PlotOn real events, Political, Fear
PlaceAircraft, England, Bunker, Party, Metro
TimeWorld War II
StyleTense, Serious

A thrilling and inspiring true story begins on the eve of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a skeptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, drama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:24
CharactersBusinessmen
PlotOn real events, Robbery, Money, Success, Stock Exchange
PlaceUSA, Wall Street
StyleInteresting, Action, Smart, Tense, Intellectual

The men who made millions from a global economic meltdown.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:07
CharactersHorses, Lesbians, CIA, Terrorists, Alcoholics
PlotOn real events, Fight, Money, Political, Intrigue
PlaceBunker, The White House, USA
StylePsychological problems, Fascinating

George W. Bush picks Dick Cheney, the CEO of Halliburton Co., to be his Republican running mate in the 2000 presidential election. No stranger to politics, Cheney's impressive résumé includes stints as White House chief of staff, House Minority Whip and defense secretary. When Bush wins by a narrow margin, Cheney begins to use his newfound power to help reshape the country and the world.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, France
Duration01:49
CharactersHeroes, Priests, Poor
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Boxing, Political, Uprising
PlaceVillage, Ireland
StyleFascinating, Touching, Serious

Jimmy Gralton returns from New York and reopens his beloved community hall, only to meet opposition from the local parish.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure, biography, history
CountryUSA, Morocco
Duration03:10
CharactersKings, Spy, Strong women, Writers, Slaves
PlotOn real events, Slavery, Loneliness, Death, Political
PlaceEngland, Deserts, Turkey
StyleExciting, Soulful, Fascinating, Serious, Disturbing

A chronicle of Gertrude Bell's life, a traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century.





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