Movies like Hamlet 2009

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Hamlet (2009)
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Hamlet (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Japan, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: David Tennant stars in a film of the Royal Shakespeare Company's award-winning production of Shakespeare's great play. Director Gregory Doran's modern-dress production was hailed by the critics as thrilling, fast-moving and, in parts, very funny.
Style: atmospheric, serious, emotional, stylized, sincere, gloomy, realistic, contemplative
Plot: royal court, betrayal, revenge, queen, murder, rivalry, tragic hero, stepfather stepson relationship, heroes, royal family, intrigue, state affairs, crimes, throne, regret, deadly, family relations, conspiracy, haunted by the past, duel, poisoning, death, shakespeare's hamlet, mother son relationship, prince ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, europe

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Most similar movies to Hamlet

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, atmospheric and emotional films with plots about rivalry, betrayal, murder, dishonesty, vengeance, tragedy and tragic hero mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres. Some movies like Hamlet: Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (1980), King Lear (1983), The Banquet (2006), Revengers Tragedy (2002), King Lear (1970). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, emotional ...
Plot: prince, murder, betrayal, royal family, funeral, shakespeare, intrigue, rivalry, love and romance, tragic hero, couples, royal court ...
Time: 19th century, middle ages, 1800s, 18th century
Place: denmark, europe, england
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100%
 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, bleak, realistic, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: murder, tragic hero, poisoning, revenge, state affairs, parents and children, royal family, family relations, unfulfillment, dishonesty, prince, spirit ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, europe, england
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100%
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 210 min.
Story: Hamlet comes home from university to find his uncle married to his mother, and his father's ghost haunting the battlements and scaring the watch. Then his father's ghost directs him to seek revenge.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, gloomy, atmospheric
Plot: ghost, betrayal, tragic love, revenge, insanity, unfulfillment, state affairs, dishonesty, deadly, royal family, vengeance, uncover truth ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark
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68%
 6.4
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Hamlet (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: To be or not to be, etc.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, psychological, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: haunted by the past, betrayal, ghost, tragic love, tragic hero, intrigue, rivalry, dishonesty, vengeance, uncover truth, parents and children, conspiracy ...
Time: 90s
Place: southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 6.9
 719
Hamlet (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Tony Richardson's Hamlet is based on his own stage production. Filmed entirely within the Roundhouse in London (a disused train shed), it is shot almost entirely in close up, focusing the attention on faces and language rather than action.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, serious, tense
Plot: tragic love, murder, ghost, tragedy, intrigue, heroes, unfulfillment, assassination, hidden identity, supernatural, supernatural ability, deadly ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.5
 97
Hamlet (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 184 min.
Story: From its sell-out run at Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre comes a film version of this unique and critically acclaimed production of Hamlet with BAFTA-nominee Maxine Peake in the title role. This ground-breaking stage production, directed by ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, psychological, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: tragic hero, intrigue, haunted by the past, vengeance, rivalry, murder, state affairs, dishonesty, parents and children, ghost, royal family, betrayal ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, europe
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54%
 7.6
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King Lear (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 158 min.
Story: An aging King invites disaster when he abdicates to his corrupt, toadying daughters and rejects his one loving, but honest one.
Style: contemplative, talky, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: betrayal, vengeance, parents and children, family relations, uncontrollable, family problems, nagging and grouching, royal family, siblings relations, human nature, intrigue, dishonesty ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Hamlet (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Shakespeare's 17th century masterpiece about the "Melancholy Dane" was given one of its best screen treatments by Soviet director Grigori Kozintsev. Kozintsev's Elsinore was a real castle in Estonia, utilized metaphorically as ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, stylized, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: ghost, unfulfillment, dishonesty, head of state, rivalry, tragic hero, betrayal, state affairs, palaces castles and temples, manic, parents and children, haunted by the past ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: talky, sexy, earnest, dramatic, melancholic ...
Plot: murder, haunted by the past, suicide, duel, skull, dysfunctional family, fratricide, brother sister relationship, ghost, tragedy, father son relationship, a vision ...
Time: 1930s, 18th century
Place: denmark, london, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.9
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Hamlet (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Modern day adaptation of Shakespeare's immortal story about Hamlet's plight to avenge his father's murder in New York City.
Style: psychological, cynical, serious, meditative, intense ...
Plot: murder, haunted by the past, tragic hero, ghost, corporation, poisoning, betrayal, intrigue, vengeance, rivalry, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 2000
Place: new york, denmark, usa, europe
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36%
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The Banquet (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 131 min.
Story: 907 AD, the Tang Dynasty in China. The movie is set in an empire in chaos. The Emperor, the Empress, the Crown Prince, the Minister and the General all have their own enemies.
Style: captivating, atmospheric, stylized, epic, serious ...
Plot: emperor, murder, betrayal, intrigue, exile, politics, royal family, heir heiress, manipulations, tragic hero, state affairs, rivalry ...
Time: middle ages, 10th century
Place: china, asia, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Revengers Tragedy (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Revengers Tragedy is a film adaptation of the 1606 play The Revenger's Tragedy It was directed by Alex Cox and adapted for the screen by Cox's fellow Liverpudlian, Frank Cottrell Boyce. The film stars Christopher Eccleston as the ...
Style: bleak, thought provoking, dark humor, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: revenge, murder, wedding, mentally unstable, haunted by the past, vengeance, secret identity, anti hero, social decay, dishonesty, life is a bitch, anti heroes ...
Time: future
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.2
 750
King Lear (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Denmark
Duration: 137 min.
Story: King Lear, old and tired, divides his kingdom among his daughters, giving great importance to their protestations of love for him. When Cordelia, youngest and most honest, refuses to idly flatter the old man in return for favor, he banishes her and ...
Style: bleak, emotional, serious, realistic, talky
Plot: betrayal, family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, tragic hero, intrigue, rivalry, unfulfillment, state affairs, dishonesty, downfall, royal family ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
National Theatre Live: Hamlet (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 217 min.
Story: Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, Doctor Strange) plays the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Now seen by over 900,000 people worldwide, the original broadcast returns to international cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th ...
Style: intense, talky, captivating, epic, light ...
Plot: live performance, royal court, dealing with death, medieval, theater, runaway, theatre production, stage performance, castle, culture clash, tragic hero, shakespeare ...
Time: middle ages
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Othello (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 165 min.
Story: The 1965 version of the Shakespeare play.
Style: emotional, atmospheric, clever, serious, realistic
Plot: racism, interracial relations, murder, tragic love, betrayal, love, tragedy, society, unfulfillment, couple relations, infidelity, vengeance ...
Time: 16th century
Place: venice, italy, cyprus, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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King Lear (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 140 min.
Story: King Lear, old and tired, divides his kingdom among his daughters, giving great importance to their protestations of love for him. When Cordelia, youngest and most honest, refuses to idly flatter the old man in return for favor, he banishes her and ...
Style: serious, realistic, contemplative, bleak, emotional
Plot: betrayal, tragic hero, rivalry, state affairs, life is a bitch, downfall, unfulfillment, dishonesty, aging, intrigue, family relations, dysfunctional family ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Haider (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 160 min.
Story: A young man returns to Kashmir after his father's disappearance to confront his uncle - the man he suspects to have a role in his father's fate.
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: revenge, murder, bollywood, state affairs, tragic hero, political unrest, unfulfillment, dishonesty, betrayal, deadly, haunted by the past, tragic love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: india, kashmir
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Electra (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Living in exile after the death of their father, the grown children of a murdered and usurped king converge to exact eye-for-an-eye revenge.
Style: emotional, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, oracle, heroes, betrayal, parents and children, legends and myths, siblings relations, vengeance, battle zone, tragic hero, unfulfillment, family relations ...
Time: ancient history
Place: greece, europe, ancient greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 7.4
 13K
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, captivating ...
Plot: murder, betrayal, ambition, ghost, rise and fall, prophecy, rise to power, throne, vengeance, deadly, heroes, on the run ...
Time: 11th century, middle ages, 70s
Place: scotland, england, europe
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26%
 3.7
 4K
Cymbeline (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: War erupts between dirty cops and outlaw bikers as a drug kingpin (Ed Harris) tries to protect his empire.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, clever, tense ...
Plot: law enforcement, infidelity, family relations, uninhibited rivalry, gang, master criminal, police corruption, rivalry, crimes, intrigue, crime, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.2
 693
Antigone (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In Thebes in ancient Greece, King Oedipus kills his father and marries his mother Jocasta, having two sons - Eteocles and Polyneices - and two daughters - Ismene and Antigone. King Oedipus dies a beggar in the exile after gouging out his own eye, ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, emotional
Plot: greek mythology, siblings relations, violence spree, heroic mission, destiny, legends and myths, vigilantism, death in the family, rivalry, heroes, good versus evil, master warrior ...
Time: 1920s, ancient history, 60s, 20s
Place: ancient greece, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Another Silence (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Argentina, Canada, Brazil
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Marie is a Toronto police officer. One evening, her husband Joshua and their son Nicky are brutally murdered in their car. Marie quickly links Pablo Molina, an Argentinian drug trafficker who she'd arrested a few months earlier, with the crime. ...
Style: psychological, bleak, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, manhunt, self discovery, track down, heroes, crimes, tragic hero, deadly, vengeance, revenge plot, death of son, police officer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, argentina, bolivia, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.1
 403
Othello (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 203 min.
Story: Iago and a comrade-in-arms are outside the Venice home of Desdemona's father, who does not yet know that she has eloped with Othello. Iago confides to his friend -- who had hoped to marry Desdemona -- that he serves Othello to further his own ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: betrayal, racism, jealousy, shakespeare's othello, tragedy, love and romance, tragic hero, unfulfillment, intrigue, downfall, state affairs, rivalry ...
Time: 16th century
Place: venice, italy, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 6.4
 626
King of Texas (2002)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In this re-imagining of Shakespear's King Lear, Patrick Steward stars as John Lear, a Texas cattle baron, who, after dividing his wealth among his three daughters, is rejected by them.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: family business, family relations, favoritism among siblings, rivalry, intrigue, dishonesty, parents and children, farm, father daughter relationship, siblings relations, state affairs, old west ...
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.3
 592
Othello (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: With freshly rechristened characters and brand-new dialogue, this British TV production of Othello is a "rethinking" of Shakespeare's play, albeit still retaining the original's power and potency. The story is set in the London ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: interracial relations, downfall, power relations, vengeance, tragic love, couple relations, murder, betrayal, life is a bitch, infidelity, modern day adaptation, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.6
 2K
Royal Deceit (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK, Denmark, France, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A Danish prince seeks revenge upon the villain who killed the king and his son to usurp the throne.
Style: tense, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, ghost, betrayal, hayloft, hanging, vengeance, heroes, dishonesty, forbidden love, political intrigue, love triangle, political unrest ...
Time: middle ages
Place: scotland, europe, england, denmark, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Samurai Rebellion (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The mother of a feudal lord's only heir is kidnapped away from her husband by the lord. The husband and his samurai father must decide whether to accept the unjust decision, or risk death to get her back.
Style: tense, stylized, emotional, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: samurai, rebellion, injustice, family relations, rebelliousness, master warrior, kidnapping, heroes, fighting the system, parents and children, ruler, revenge ...
Time: 18th century, 70s
Place: japan, feudal japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.8
 9K
Othello (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The evil Iago pretends to be friend of Othello in order to manipulate him to serve his own end in the film version of this Shakespeare classic.
Style: tense, melancholic, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: black man white woman relationship, interracial relations, betrayal, vengeance, tragic love, murder, racism, jealousy, couples, love and romance, rivalry, friends ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 18th century, 1930s
Place: italy, venice, europe, mediterranean sea, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.1
 3K
Medea (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 76 min.
Story: It is an adaptation of the Greek tragedy Medea from Euripides, a version where the Gods willing and intervations are absent. Medea is the tragic character that after helping Jason in the Voyage of the Argonauts (myth says that she has even ...
Style: gloomy, sincere, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: legends and myths, vengeance, couples, life is a bitch, mentally unstable, betrayal, love and romance, rivalry, dishonesty, mythology, child murder, female nudity ...
Time: 80s
Place: denmark, europe, greece, ancient greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Mary Queen of Scots (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Mary Stuart attempts to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, only to find herself condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, bleak, bad ending ...
Plot: royal court, royal family, queen elizabeth i, queen, state affairs, rivalry, cousin cousin relationship, betrayal, british history, female protagonist, protestant, throne ...
Time: 16th century
Place: scotland, england, europe, scottish highlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%