Movies like Chimes at Midnight

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Chimes at Midnight (1965)
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Chimes at Midnight
Original name: Falstaff
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, War
Country: Spain, Switzerland
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, stylized ...
Plot: shakespeare, betrayal, royal family, state affairs, runaway, tragedy, greed, rise to the top, war, dialogue, gunfight, adaptation, human nature, brutality, drinking, mentor, obsession, friendship, transformation, character study, gangsters, manipulation, alcohol abuse, battles, crime gone awry ...
Place: england, europe, australia, japan, spain, tokyo
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Kagemusha
Drama, History, War
Japan, USA
180 min.
 8.0
Henry V
Action, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
UK
137 min.
 7.7
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out talky, realistic, harsh and serious films with plots about dialogue, catastrophe, culture clash, runaway, mentor, betrayal and brutality mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like Chimes at Midnight: Richard III (1995), Macbeth (2015), Henry V (1989), Kagemusha (1980), The Nasty Girl (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Richard III
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Shakespeare's Play transplanted into a 1930s setting.
Style: talky, atmospheric, clever, stylized, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, shakespeare, murder, politics, tragedy, anti heroes, assassination, adaptation, fascism, literature, manipulation, head of state ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 18th century, 30s
Place: england, london, europe, germany, new york
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Macbeth
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, serious, melancholic, intense ...
Plot: murder, betrayal, shakespeare, witches, assassination, insanity, adaptation, ambition, dialogue, corruption, brutality, blind ambition ...
Time: middle ages, 1930s
Place: scotland, europe, california
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 7.7
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Henry V
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, stylized, dramatic, exciting ...
Plot: war, politics, shakespeare, medieval, tragedy, courage, royal family, british, mentor, wartime, battles, adaptation ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: france, england, europe, london, scotland
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Kagemusha
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, stylized, realistic, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: samurai, war, tragedy, death, storytelling, culture clash, switching roles, dialogue, life & death, sacrifice, complex characters, doppelganger ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century, 1500s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, feudal japan
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The Nasty Girl
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, clever, dramatic ...
Plot: holocaust, nazi, small town, uncover truth, nazis, wartime, german, human nature, tragedy, guilt, secrets, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: germany, europe, east germany, west germany, bavaria
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Colonel Chabert
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: clever, bleak, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, lawyer, greed, soldier, identity, wine, couple relations, war, bollywood, haunted by the past, french, culture clash ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1800s, 1810s
Place: france, europe, tokyo, paris france
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Red Sorghum
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: China
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An old leper who owned a remote sorghum winery dies. Jiu'er, the wife bought by the leper, and her lover, identified only as "my Grandpa" by the narrator, take over the winery and set up an idealized quasi-matriarchal community headed ...
Style: tense, epic, serious, captivating, sincere ...
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Time: 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: china, asia, japan, tokyo
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The Draughtsman's Contract
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Peter Greenaway's first fiction feature (after the mock-documentary The Falls) made him immediately famous and was named one of the most original films of the 1980s by British critics. The action is set in the director's beloved 17th ...
Style: talky, atmospheric, sexual, stylized, cynical ...
Plot: murder, adultery, sex, mystery, intrigue, art, dishonesty, estate, pornography, power relations, male nudity, brutality ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, europe
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Macbeth
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, bleak, disturbing, serious, bloody ...
Plot: murder, tragedy, shakespeare, violence, guilt, betrayal, greed, brutality, visceral, witch, tragic hero, throne ...
Time: middle ages
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Che: Part One
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Spain, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The Argentine, begins as Che and a band of Cuban exiles (led by Fidel Castro) reach the Cuban shore from Mexico in 1956. Within two years, they mobilized popular support and an army and toppled the U.S.-friendly regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista.
Style: epic, stylized, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: revolution, rebellion, idealism, jungle, folk hero, violence, leadership, politics, storytelling, political, heroes, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s, year 1958 ...
Place: cuba, latin america, mexico city
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System:   49%
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Is Paris Burning?
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: The title is Adolf Hitler's question to his chief of staff Alfred Jodl on the eve of the liberation of Paris (August 25): the military governor of Paris, General Dietrich von Choltitz, had been ordered to destroy Paris rather than let it fall ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, brutal, emotional ...
Plot: war, military, rescue, gory, heroic mission, nazis, german, wartime life, revolution, nazi, idealism, distopia ...
Time: 40s, year 1944, 1940s
Place: france, europe, germany, paris france
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System:   48%
    User:   39%
 
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Hamlet
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, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: betrayal, shakespeare, murder, tragedy, ghost, insanity, prince, revenge, literature, adaptation, tragic hero, royal court ...
Time: 19th century, middle ages, 18th century, 1800s
Place: denmark, europe, england
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System:   47%
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Beyond the Gates
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two westerners, a priest and a teacher find themselves in the middle of the Rwandan genocide and face a moral dilemna. Do they place themselves in danger and protect the refugees, or escape the country with their lives? Based on a true story.
Style: bleak, disturbing, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: genocide, civil war, violence, politics, sexual abuse, survival, death, tragic hero, school, brutality, sacrifice, tragedy ...
Time: 90s, year 1994, 1990s
Place: africa, rwanda, south africa
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The Madness of King George
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: King George III's erratic behaviour leads to a plot in Parliament to have him declared insane and removed from the throne.
Style: talky, witty, clever, semi serious, dramatic ...
Plot: politics, mentally unstable, period piece, psychiatry, insanity, revolution, mental illness, doctors, british, royal court, political unrest, slavery ...
Time: 18th century, victorian england, 19th century, 1780s
Place: england, europe, london
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Danton
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Country: France, Poland
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Danton and Robespierre were close friends and fought together in the French Revolution, but by 1793 Robespierre was France's ruler, determined to wipe out opposition with a series of mass executions that became known as the Reign of Terror. ...
Style: talky, epic, serious, captivating, dramatic ...
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Time: 18th century, 1930s, 1790s, 1780s
Place: france, poland, europe, spain, australia ...
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Seven Beauties
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Director, Seven Beauties stars Giancarlo Giannini (Swept Away) as Pasqualino Frafuso, known in Naples as "Pasqualino Seven Beauties." A petty thief who lives off of the profits of his seven ...
Style: cynical, dark humor, humorous, biting, disturbing ...
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Time: 1940s
Place: italy, europe, germany, russia
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Titus
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy, UK
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: surreal, atmospheric, talky, stylized, clever ...
Plot: shakespeare, betrayal, vengeance, tragedy, revenge, murder, head of state, dark fantasy, adaptation, goth, violence, brutality ...
Time: ancient history, 1930s
Place: europe, italy, rome italy
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Scandal
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An English bon-vivant osteopath is enchanted with a young exotic dancer and invites her to live with him. He serves as friend and mentor, and through his contacts and parties she and her friend meet and date members of the Conservative Party. ...
Style: clever, sexual, sexy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, politics, british, rise and fall, political, runaway, corruption, social differences, political corruption, pornography, drinking, world politics ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s
Place: england, europe, california, london
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System:   41%
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Breaker Morant
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 107 min.
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Style: tense, realistic, serious, captivating, dramatic ...
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Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: south africa, africa, australia, england, south australia
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Two Deaths
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A tale of power, passion and obsession set in a politically torn Eastern European country.
Style: serious, talky, emotional, realistic, enigmatic ...
Plot: obsession, vengeance, master and servant, romance, couple relations, friendship, war, dialogue driven, infidelity, tragic love, judaism, political unrest ...
Time: 90s
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    User:   37%
 
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Underground
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, France, Germany, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary
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, dark humor, cynical, humorous, witty ...
Plot: surrealism, politics, civil war, anti war, german, political unrest, wartime, storytelling, injustice, political, brainwashing, life & death ...
Time: year 1941, 1960s, 1990s, 1940s
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, poland, germany, yugoslavia ...
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Mephisto
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Country: West Germany, Hungary, Austria
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A German stage actor finds unexpected success and mixed blessings in the popularity of his performance in a Faustian play as the Nazis take power in pre-WWII Germany. As his associates and friends flee or are ground under by the Nazi terror, the ...
Style: tense, serious, bleak, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: politics, nazi, german, downfall, nazis, morality, fascism, rise and fall, jews, betrayal, infidelity, brutality ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, paris france, hamburg germany
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System:   38%
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The Leopard
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 186 min.
Story: As Garibaldi's troops begin the unification of Italy in the 1860s, an aristocratic Sicilian family grudgingly adapts to the sweeping social changes undermining their way of life. Proud but pragmatic Prince Don Fabrizio Salina allows his war ...
Style: epic, stylized, serious, reflective, scenic ...
Plot: revolution, ambition, aging, fascism, death, parents and children, palaces castles and temples, period piece, political unrest, culture clash, art, adaptation ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: italy, sicily, europe, palermo italy, sicily italy
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System:   38%
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Land and Freedom
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Spain, Germany, Italy, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The movie narrates the story of David Carr, an unemployed worker and member of the Communist Party of Great Britain. In 1936 he decides to fight for the Republican side in the Spanish Civil War, an anti-fascist coalition of liberals, communists and ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, thought provoking, emotional ...
Plot: working class, spanish civil war, war, politics, fighting the system, idealism, civil war, betrayal, realism, political unrest, fascism, wartime ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 90s
Place: spain, england, europe, barcelona, barcelona spain
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System:   37%
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The Lady and the Duke
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 129 min.
Story: This breathtaking, visually experimental film from New Wave director Eric Rohmer tells the true story of Grace Dalrymple Elliot (Lucy Russell), a British aristocrat trapped in Paris during the French Revolution. Determined to maintain her stiff ...
Style: serious, melancholic, realistic, atmospheric, enigmatic ...
Plot: revolution, friendship, death, french, love and romance, technology, art, society, romance, state affairs, fantasy world, power relations ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: france, europe, tokyo, new orleans, japan ...
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System:   37%
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The Charge of the Light Brigade
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, realistic, exciting, serious, harsh ...
Plot: war, politics, russian, military, anti war, death, soldier, period piece, leadership, courage, gunfight, culture clash ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1960s, 1850s
Place: england, russia, europe, istanbul turkey, canada ...
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System:   35%
    User:   31%
 
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Becket
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: clever, talky, realistic, tense, epic ...
Plot: betrayal, friendship, drinking, murder, mentor, unlikely friendships, bishop, intrigue, church, runaway, complex characters, dialogue ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe, california, france
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System:   34%
    User:   41%
 
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Che: Part Two
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Spain, France, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: After the Cuban Revolution, Che is at the height of his fame and power. Then he disappears, re-emerging incognito in Bolivia, where he organizes a small group of Cuban comrades and Bolivian recruits to start the great Latin American Revolution. ...
Style: epic, stylized, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: revolution, idealism, rebellion, sacrifice, folk hero, downfall, jungle, heroes, storytelling, betrayal, death, greed ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1966, year 1967
Place: latin america, cuba, bolivia
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System:   34%
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Hamlet
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Place: london, california, denmark
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