Movies like Chimes at Midnight

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Chimes at Midnight (1965)
 7.9
 7K
Chimes at Midnight (1965)
Original name: Falstaff
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, stylized ...
Plot: betrayal, royal family, shakespeare, 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, soldier, old man, boy, betrayal by friend, robbery ...
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 stylized films with plots about betrayal, state affairs, battle, death, battles, war and brutality mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like Chimes at Midnight: Henry V (1989), Richard III (1995), Macbeth (2015), Macbeth (1971), Julius Caesar (1970). 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, captivating, stylized, exciting ...
Plot: battles, kingdom, war, politics, royal family, medieval, love and romance, state affairs, mistress, invasion, military, tragedy ...
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, intrigue, dictatorship, political intrigue, corrupted ruler, anti heroes, battles, manipulations ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe, germany, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 6.6
 50K
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, bloody, brutal, atmospheric ...
Plot: betrayal, murder, ambition, assassination, losing-it hero, insanity, king, shakespeare, witches, blind ambition, couple relations, state affairs ...
Time: middle ages, 1930s
Place: scotland, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, betrayal, throne, ghost, rise and fall, prophecy, ambition, rise to power, shakespeare, rise to the top, heroes, blind ambition ...
Time: middle ages
Place: scotland, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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: betrayal, assassination, tragic hero, intrigue, rivalry, unfulfillment, heroes, state affairs, right hand man, leadership, political intrigue, political unrest ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.9
 4K
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, military, intrigue, against the odds, royal family, leadership, battles, rebellion, ambition, society ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 1600s, 18th century, 80s
Place: england, ireland, europe, america, scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.3
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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, military, politics, military life, state affairs, battles, political unrest, tragic hero, royal family, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1810s
Place: europe, belgium, france, england, new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, queen, political intrigue, power struggle, betrayal, battles, rivalry, heir heiress, army, dishonesty ...
Time: 15th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 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: stylized, surreal, talky, clever, atmospheric ...
Plot: goth, betrayal, shakespeare, sacrifice, cannibalism, gold, emperor, ancient rome, revenge, vengeance, war, state affairs ...
Time: ancient history, 1930s
Place: europe, italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 8.1
 51K
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, revolution, cellar, resistance fighter, greed, genocide, brutality ...
Time: year 1941, 1940s, 1960s, 1990s
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, berlin germany, yugoslavia, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: emotional, serious, atmospheric, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: legend, sailor, power, romance, betrayal, obsession, social relations, power relations, sexual dysfunction, dishonesty, couples, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s, 1800s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, biting, serious, clever ...
Plot: haunted by the past, holocaust, wartime life, contests and competitions, life is a bitch, hopes, human nature, introspection, society, uncover truth, against humanity, investigation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, bavaria, west germany, east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 8.0
 29K
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, state affairs, switching roles, disorder, mistaken identity, emperor, ruler, heroes, military ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, 18th century
Place: japan, feudal japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, serious, realistic, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: viking, heroic mission, military, clergy, palaces castles and temples, battles, religions or cults, moral dilemma, society, war, heroes, battle ...
Time: ancient history
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.9
 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, dishonesty, royal family, friends, religions or cults, rivalry, intrigue, church ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe, france, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, politics, anti war, british empire, british history, war, massacre, british soldier, russian soldier, queen victoria, against the odds, military life ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1850s, 1960s
Place: russia, england, europe, istanbul turkey, canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.8
 34K
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, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: prince, shakespeare, betrayal, murder, poisoning, ghost, drowning, haunted by the past, actor, funeral, royal family, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, middle ages, 1800s, 18th century
Place: denmark, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Battle of Culloden (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 69 min.
Story: Culloden is a 1964 docudrama written and directed by Peter Watkins for BBC TV. It portrays the 1746 Battle of Culloden that resulted in the British Army's destruction of the Scottish Jacobite uprising and, in the words of the narrator, ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, captivating, rough, serious
Plot: reenactment, soldier, battle, state affairs, military, danger, power relations, battle zone, hapless soldier, battles, war, political unrest ...
Time: 18th century
Place: england, europe, scottish highlands, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Drawn from the same events that later inspired Gladiator, the film charts the power-hungry greed and father-son betrayal that led to Rome's collapse at the bloody hands of the Barbarians.
Style: epic, captivating, exciting, stylized, serious ...
Plot: roman empire, betrayal, tragic hero, ancient rome, political unrest, politics, rivalry, war, state affairs, adventure, battles, leadership ...
Time: ancient history
Place: rome italy, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Czech Republic
Duration: 158 min.
Story: In 1429 a teenage girl from a remote French village stood before her King with a message she claimed came from God; that she would defeat the world's greatest army and liberate her country from its political and religious turmoil. Following her ...
Style: epic, factual, captivating, rough, realistic ...
Plot: battles, politics, joan of arc, war, burned alive, heroic mission, siege, courage, rise and fall, betrayal, rape, religion ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: france, england, europe, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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: sincere, captivating, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: warlord, heroes, love and romance, fall in love, war, state affairs, isolation, rivalry, battles, palaces castles and temples, vengeance, love triangle ...
Time: middle ages
Place: normandy, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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, realistic, captivating, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: island, friendship, soldier, greek island, italian army, war, culture clash, isolation, fish out of water, society, anti war, greek ...
Place: italy, greece, europe, battleship, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.2
 12K
El Cid (1961)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 182 min.
Story: Epic film of the legendary Spanish hero, Rodrigo Diaz ("El Cid" to his followers), who, without compromising his strict sense of honour, still succeeds in taking the initiative and driving the Moors from Spain.
Style: epic, stylized, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Plot: war, knight, convent, siege, treason, tragic hero, betrayal, adventure, vengeance, on the run, battles, assassination ...
Time: middle ages
Place: spain, europe, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Antony and Cleopatra (1972)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Spain, Switzerland
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Adaptation of Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, a historical drama that attempts to bring an epic visual style to the Bard's original stage play. The story concerns Marc Antony's attempts to rule Rome while maintaining a ...
Style: epic, serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: tragic love, femme fatale, rivalry, political unrest, royal family, rise and fall, betrayal, couple relations, romance, state affairs, love and romance, relationship vs career ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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, leadership, state affairs, rise and fall, uninhibited rivalry, ambition, tragic hero, suicide ...
Place: rome italy, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, serious, realistic
Plot: soldier, emperor, battles, heroes, state affairs, war, leadership, rivalry, military, siege, spear, bow and arrow ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: italy, europe, germany, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Lady and the Duke (2001)
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: realistic, captivating, clever, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: master and servant, friendship, politics, french revolution, power relations, battles, rebelliousness, forbidden love, society, political unrest, state affairs, love and romance ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 19th century
Place: france, europe, marseille provence, versailles, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, homecoming, military, haunted by the past, war, romance, infidelity, missing person, dishonesty, wartime life, life is a bitch, honor ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1810s, 18th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, tokyo, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.0
 553
King Naresuan (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Thailand
Duration: 163 min.
Story: The film concerns the life of King Naresuan, who liberated the Siamese from the control of Burma. Born in 1555, he was taken to Burma as a child hostage; there he became acquainted with sword fighting and became a threat to the Burmese empire.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, epic, captivating
Plot: ambition, politics, state affairs, rise to the top, young heroes, teaching the ways of the world, heroes, rivalry, friendship, political intrigue, royal family, royal court ...
Time: 16th century
Place: thailand, burma, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: realistic, captivating, gloomy, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: nuclear holocaust, military, danger, terminal illness, battles, wartime life, down on your luck, life is a bitch, state affairs, against humanity, war, confined ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: japan, asia, usa, hiroshima japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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