Movies like Chimes at Midnight

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Chimes at Midnight (1965)
 7.8
 7K
Chimes at Midnight (1965)
Original name: Campanadas de medianoche
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, War
Country: Switzerland, Spain
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The career of Shakespeare's Sir John Falstaff as roistering companion to young Prince Hal, circa 1400-1413.
Style: gloomy, serious, captivating, realistic, talky, compassionate, enigmatic, bleak, atmospheric, affectionate ...
Plot: betrayal, royal family, war, friendship, friends, battles, alcohol abuse, ambition, human nature, rise to the top, state affairs, up and down relationship, double life, knight, prostitute, thief, king, dead man, prince, forest, soldier, old man, sword, sword fight, male nudity ...
Time: 15th century
Place: england, europe, australia, japan, spain, tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and talky films with plots about betrayal, state affairs, runaway, mentor, dialogue, catastrophe and death mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like Chimes at Midnight: Henry V (1989), Richard III (1995), Macbeth (2015), Macbeth (1971), Underground (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 27K
Henry V (1989)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Gritty adaption of William Shakespeare's play about the English King's bloody conquest of France.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: medieval, battles, kingdom, war, politics, royal family, love and romance, military, mistress, state affairs, tragedy, king ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: france, europe, england, london, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.4
 13K
Richard III (1995)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Shakespeare's Play transplanted into a 1930s setting.
Style: talky, atmospheric, stylized, witty, clever ...
Plot: royal family, betrayal, murder, ambition, politics, corrupted ruler, political intrigue, intrigue, dictatorship, head of state, anti heroes, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe, germany, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.6
 51K
Macbeth (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Feature film adaptation of Shakespeare's Scottish play about General Macbeth whose ambitious wife urges him to use wicked means in order to gain power of the throne over the sitting king, Duncan.
Style: bleak, stylized, brutal, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, murder, ambition, assassination, losing-it hero, insanity, king, witches, blind ambition, strong female presence, couple relations, rise and fall ...
Time: middle ages, 1930s
Place: scotland, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.4
 12K
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, serious, rough ...
Plot: murder, betrayal, ambition, ghost, prophecy, rise and fall, rise to power, throne, blind ambition, couple relations, royal family, tragic hero ...
Time: middle ages
Place: scotland, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 8.1
 53K
Underground (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, France, Germany, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, UK, USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Black marketeers Marko and Blacky manufacture and sell weapons to the Communist resistance in WWII Belgrade, living the good life along the way. Marko's surreal duplicity propels him up the ranks of the Communist Party, and he eventually ...
Style: surreal, cynical, satirical, biting, absurd ...
Plot: freedom, lie, society, ambition, resistance, communism, nazi, revolution, cellar, resistance fighter, greed, genocide ...
Time: year 1941, 1990s, 1940s, 1960s
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, berlin germany, yugoslavia, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Immortal Story (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 58 min.
Story: An aged, wealthy trader plots with his servant to recreate a maritime tall tale, using a local woman and an unknown sailor as actors.
Style: realistic, gloomy, serious, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: power, sailor, legend, sexual dysfunction, sexual relations, rich and poor, power relations, social relations, dishonesty, couples, betrayal, obsession ...
Time: 60s, 1800s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Julius Caesar (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: All star cast heads up this 1970 remake of the William Shakespeare classic tale of the betrayal of the the Roman senate against their emperor, the plotting and scheming that led up to the assassination of the title charecter, and all of Romes' ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious
Plot: assassination, betrayal, tragic hero, rise and fall, rivalry, intrigue, politics, unfulfillment, political intrigue, leadership, roman empire, right hand man ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.1
 19K
Titus (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy, USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Titus Andronicus returns from the wars and sees his sons and daughters taken from him, one by one. Shakespeare's goriest and earliest tragedy.
Style: rough, captivating, serious, harsh, stylized ...
Plot: sacrifice, war, head of state, state affairs, violence spree, life is a bitch, society, betrayal, cannibalism, gold, emperor, brutality ...
Time: ancient history, 1930s
Place: europe, italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Hollow Crown (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 150 min.
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, stylized, epic, classic literature ...
Plot: royal family, prince, king, power struggle, political intrigue, betrayal, battles, queen, rivalry, throne, french, heir heiress ...
Time: 15th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.8
 13K
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 ...
Style: epic, tense, talky, clever, realistic ...
Plot: bishop, friendship, betrayal, politics, archbishop, intrigue, royal family, dishonesty, clergy, church, rivalry, state affairs ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe, france, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.9
 5K
Cromwell (1970)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: 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.
Style: epic, realistic, stylized, serious, factual ...
Plot: revolution, politics, political unrest, battles, military, against the odds, royal family, leadership, intrigue, rebellion, society, rivalry ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 1600s, 80s, 18th century
Place: england, ireland, europe, america, scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.7
 35K
Hamlet (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 242 min.
Story: Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer, his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, serious, captivating, classic literature ...
Plot: prince, murder, betrayal, royal family, funeral, shakespeare, intrigue, rivalry, love and romance, tragic hero, vengeance, couples ...
Time: 19th century, middle ages, 1800s, 18th century
Place: denmark, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Alfred the Great (1969)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 122 min.
Story: While Old England is being ransacked by roving Danes in the 9th century, Alfred is planning to join the priesthood. But observing the rape of his land, he puts away his religious vows to take up arms against the invaders, leading the English ...
Style: epic, captivating, stylized, exciting, serious ...
Plot: viking, war, society, moral dilemma, heroic mission, palaces castles and temples, religions or cults, battles, clergy, heroes, military, king ...
Time: ancient history
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Mary Queen of Scots (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The life and death of the Scottish monarch.
Style: stylized, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: royal family, head of state, political intrigue, betrayal, political unrest, state affairs, royal court, palaces castles and temples, queen, monarchy, strong female presence, british history ...
Time: 16th century
Place: scotland, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.8
 3K
The War Lord (1965)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A knight in the service of a duke goes to a coastal villiage where an earlier attempt to build a defensive castle has failed. He begins to rebuild the duke's authority in the face of the barbarians at the border and is making progress until he ...
Style: atmospheric, sincere, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: warlord, palaces castles and temples, battles, fall in love, war, isolation, betrayal, village, love triangle, vengeance, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: middle ages
Place: normandy, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
National Theatre Live: Coriolanus (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 192 min.
Story: National Theatre Live will broadcast the Donmar Warehouse’s production of Coriolanus, Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge, with Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers, War Horse (film), BBC's The Hollow Crown) in the ...
Style: captivating, tense, intense, epic, psychological ...
Plot: vengeance, tragedy, political intrigue, rise and fall, military, rivalry, betrayal, ambition, leadership, truce, state affairs, senator ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.3
 8K
Waterloo (1970)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, Soviet Union
Duration: 134 min.
Story: After defeating France and imprisoning Napoleon on Elba, ending two decades of war, Europe is shocked to find Napoleon has escaped and has caused the French Army to defect from the King back to him. The best of the British generals, the Duke of ...
Style: epic, serious, exciting, stylized, emotional ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, destiny, napoleon bonaparte, napoleon, military, battles, military life, state affairs, politics, betrayal, political unrest, royal family ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1810s
Place: europe, belgium, france, new zealand, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.7
 21K
Hamlet (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, finds out that his uncle Claudius killed his father to obtain the throne, and plans revenge.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Plot: murder, poisoning, tragic hero, revenge, royal family, family relations, parents and children, state affairs, unfulfillment, dishonesty, prince, spirit ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, realistic, contemplative, serious, captivating ...
Plot: idealism, treason, ambition, execution, period piece, oath, betrayal, hopes, religions or cults, uninhibited rivalry, blind ambition, state affairs ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: england, europe, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Beyond the Front Line (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A movie based on real wartime diaries tells the story of the Swedish speaking Finns' infantry regiment 61. The story follows the regiment during the Continuation War from 1942 to 1944 and from Syväri to the Karelian Isthmus where they faced ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: military, wartime life, against humanity, state affairs, politics, soldier, heroic mission, battles, chaos and mayhem, war, infantrymen, heroes ...
Time: 40s
Place: finland, russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Nasty Girl (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When a young woman investigates her town's Nazi past, the community turns against her.
Style: realistic, witty, serious, biting, clever ...
Plot: haunted by the past, holocaust, profanity, sexual content, investigation, war crime, uncover truth, wartime life, contests and competitions, introspection, society, human nature ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, west germany, bavaria, east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes (1990)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The movie follows the perspective of several characters (such as Japanese victims, soldiers, American prisoners of war and others) and how they lived or tried to survive the effects felt during the aftermath of the Atomic Bomb dropping by the Enola ...
Style: contemplative, disturbing, realistic, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: surrender, down on your luck, wartime life, battles, danger, terminal illness, military, moral dilemma, anti war, nuclear holocaust, ecological disaster, confined ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: japan, asia, usa, hiroshima japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Colonel Chabert (1994)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Colonel Chabert has been severely wounded in the French-Russian Napoleonic war to the point that the medical examiner has signed his death certificate. When he regains his health and memory, he goes back to Paris, where his "widow", Anne ...
Style: sentimental, serious, harsh, talky, disturbing ...
Plot: betrayal, military, homecoming, war, romance, battles, haunted by the past, dishonesty, missing person, infidelity, life is a bitch, wartime life ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1810s, 18th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, tokyo, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Scarlet and the Black (1983)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK, Italy
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Fr. Hugh O'Flaherty is a Vatican official in 1943-45 who has been hiding downed pilots, escaped prisoners of war, and Italian resistance families. His diplomatic status in a Catholic country prevents Colonel Kappler from openly arresting him, ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, factual ...
Plot: soldier, vatican, fighting the system, uninhibited rivalry, clergy, military, human spirit, politics, hopes, survival, nazi, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: europe, italy, germany, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Winter War (1989)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 199 min.
Story: Russia attacked Finland in late November 1939. This film tells the story of a Finnish platoon of reservists from the municipality of Kauhava in the province of Pohjanmaa/Ostrobothnia who leave their homes and go to war. The film focuses on the ...
Style: epic, realistic, bleak, tense, serious ...
Plot: war, military, resistance, politics, siblings relations, battle zone, family relations, heroic mission, political unrest, state affairs, heroes, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, year 1939, 1930s, 1940s
Place: finland, europe, russia, soviet union, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.1
 30K
Coriolanus (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Caius Martius, aka Coriolanus, is an arrogant and fearsome general who has built a career on protecting Rome from its enemies. Pushed by his ambitious mother to seek the position of consul, Coriolanus is at odds with the masses and unpopular with ...
Style: tense, stylized, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: rivalry, betrayal, tragedy, politics, vengeance, rise and fall, state affairs, leadership, ambition, uninhibited rivalry, tragic hero, suicide ...
Place: rome italy, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.5
 13K
Mediterraneo (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Greek Sea, World War II. An Italian ship leaves a handful of soldiers in a little island; their mission is to spot enemy ships and to hold the island in case of attack. The village of the island seems abandoned and there isn't a single enemy in ...
Style: touching, captivating, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: island, friendship, soldier, greek island, italian army, war, culture clash, fish out of water, isolation, radio, anti war, friends ...
Place: italy, greece, europe, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 8.0
 30K
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: epic, captivating, bleak, enigmatic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, battle, lookalikes, war, disorder, state affairs, mistaken identity, battles, switching roles, emperor, ruler, dishonesty ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, 18th century
Place: japan, feudal japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A chronicle of events that led to the British involvement in the Crimean War against Russia and which led to the siege of Sevastopol and the fierce Battle of Balaclava on October 25, 1854 which climaxed with the heroic, but near-disastrous calvary ...
Style: epic, serious, exciting, factual, harsh ...
Plot: british army, anti war, politics, british history, british empire, war, british soldier, massacre, queen victoria, rescue, battles, military life ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1850s, 1960s
Place: russia, england, europe, istanbul turkey, canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.4
 1K
Sword of War (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Year 1100. Italy.The Northern lands are ruled by a German emperor: Fredrick aka "Barbarossa. His dream is to conquer also the lands in the Center and in the South so as to revive the Empire that was once of the one Charles Magno.But in the ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious
Plot: soldier, battles, heroes, war, emperor, knight, leadership, military, rivalry, state affairs, castle, horse ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: italy, europe, germany, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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