Movies like Chimes at Midnight

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Chimes at Midnight (1965)
 7.7
 9K
Chimes at Midnight (1965)
Original name: Campanadas a 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, sexy, tense, atmospheric, macabre, enigmatic, bleak, breathtaking, colourful, suspense ...
Plot: shakespeare, medieval, betrayal, battles, catastrophe, gangsters, writers, obsession, art, court, gunfight, tragedy, brutality, runaway, fighting the system, tragic love, mentor, nudity (full frontal - brief), manipulation, greed, poetry, melancholy, guilt, transformation, police investigation ...
Time: middle ages, 15th century
Place: england, japan, australia, spain, europe, tokyo

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Most similar movies to Chimes at Midnight

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out talky, thought provoking, stylized and melancholic films with plots about catastrophe, runaway, dialogue, storytelling, mentor, suprisingly clever and melancholy mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like Chimes at Midnight: Henry V (1989), Macbeth (1971), Macbeth (2015), Red Sorghum (1988), Hamlet (1964). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Henry V (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Gritty adaption of William Shakespeare's play about the English King's bloody conquest of France.
Style: epic, realistic, exciting, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: medieval, battles, shakespeare, war, politics, royal family, tragedy, king, military, state affairs, love and romance, mistress ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages
Place: england, france, europe, london, scotland
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Macbeth (1971)
Genre: 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: disturbing, bleak, atmospheric, sexy, enigmatic ...
Plot: shakespeare, murder, medieval, guilt, witch, prophecy, betrayal, ambition, ghost, nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity, assassination ...
Time: 11th century, middle ages, 70s
Place: scotland, england, europe
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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, atmospheric, stylized, brutal, psychological ...
Plot: shakespeare, medieval, ambition, betrayal, murder, throne, crown, witch, insanity, brutality, prophecy, kingdom ...
Time: middle ages, 11th century, 70s, 1930s
Place: scotland, california, europe
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 7.3
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Red Sorghum (1988)
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, sexy, macabre, gloomy, thought provoking ...
Plot: world war two, wine, sino japanese war, vengeance, twists and turns, transformation, visceral, tragedy, crime gone awry, minimal dialogue, chinese, melancholy ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: china, tokyo, japan, berlin germany, asia
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65%
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Hamlet (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 191 min.
Story: A stage production of Hamlet filmed at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in New York.
Style: visually appealing, affectionate, sexy, atmospheric, melancholic ...
Plot: shakespeare, murder, melancholy, small town, first contact, gangsters, crime gone awry, murder mystery, life philosophy, fighting the system, british, secrets ...
Time: 1930s, 18th century
Place: london, california, denmark, australia
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Kagemusha (1980)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 162 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: bleak, enigmatic, tense, epic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, war, warlord, japanese history, battles, heroes, doppelganger, medieval, death, feudal japan, culture clash ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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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: harsh, disturbing, talky, stylized, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, napoleonic wars, battles, haunted by the past, homecoming, romance, military, war, aristocracy, missing person, wartime life, infidelity ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 18th century
Place: france, paris france, tokyo, europe, london
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59%
 7.3
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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, stylized, atmospheric, witty, political ...
Plot: royal family, shakespeare, murder, betrayal, manipulation, politics, assassination, greed, ambition, battles, intrigue, corrupted ruler ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 18th century
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 6.7
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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, realistic, melancholic, compassionate, bleak ...
Plot: shakespeare, medieval, murder, poisoning, tragic hero, family relations, state affairs, parents and children, royal family, spirit, unfulfillment, dishonesty ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Ingmar Bergman's psychological study of how humans react in a situation of war. The film takes place on Gotland, where invasion forces arrives.
Style: psychological, art house, political, cerebral, suspense ...
Plot: island, civil war, politics, betrayal, war, world war two, female nudity, psychology, boat, redemption, cathartic, melancholy ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: israel, eastern europe, sweden, scandinavia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.1
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Titus (1999)
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: sexy, disturbing, harsh, rough, captivating ...
Plot: shakespeare, ancient, brutality, justice, ancient rome, secrets, sacrifice, state affairs, war, head of state, violence spree, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1930s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Flower of My Secret (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Marisa Paredes is Leocadia ("Leo") Macias, a woman writing “pink” romance novels under the alias of Amanda Gris that are very popular all across Spain. Unlike her romantic novels, her own love life is troubled. Leo has a less than ...
Style: clever, sexy, erotic, art house, meditative ...
Plot: women, obsession, suicide attempt, love and romance, romance, marriage, mentor, secrets, relationships, writers, solitude, runaway ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, tokyo, europe, madrid
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 6.1
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Coriolanus (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
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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, political, intense, suspense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: politics, shakespeare, betrayal, tragedy, rivalry, vengeance, manipulation, brutality, twists and turns, leadership, state affairs, rise and fall ...
Place: rome italy, england
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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, sexy ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Down-on-his-luck gambler Bill (George Segal) links up with free spirit Charlie (Elliott Gould) at first to have some fun, but then gets into debt when Gould takes an unscheduled trip to Tijuana. As a final act of desperation, he pawns most of his ...
Style: cynical, talky, gloomy, witty, clever ...
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Time: 70s, 20th century
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, War
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Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, post world war two
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Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
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The Duellists (1977)
Genre: Drama, War
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Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1800, as Napoleon Bonaparte rises to power in France, a rivalry erupts between Armand and Gabriel, two lieutenants in the French Army, over a perceived insult. For over a decade, they engage in a series of duels amidst larger conflicts, including ...
Style: visually appealing, realistic, stylized, atmospheric, breathtaking ...
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Style: disturbing, suspense, sexy, allegory, psychological ...
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35%
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The Night (1961)
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34%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.0
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Woyzeck (1979)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 82 min.
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Style: psychological, disturbing, atmospheric, bleak, gloomy ...
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Place: germany
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