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Hamlet (1964)
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Hamlet (1964)
Original name: Гамлет
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 the "stone prison" of the mind wherein Hamlet must confine himself in order to avenge his father's death. Hamlet himself is portrayed (by Innokenti Smoktunovsky) as the sole sensitive intellectual in a world made up of debauchers and revellers. Several of Kozintsev directorial choices seem deliberately calculated to inflame the purists: Hamlet's delivers his "To be or not to be" soliloquy with his back to the camera, allowing the audience to fill in its own interpretations.
Style: atmospheric, gloomy, serious, emotional, realistic, contemplative, stylized, tragic ending
Plot: ghost, vengeance, betrayal, parents and children, haunted by the past, dishonesty, head of state, rivalry, tragic hero, manic, state affairs, unfulfillment, palaces castles and temples, royal family, love, horse, sea, ship, army, king, prince, queen, death, family relations, actor ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, russia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, atmospheric and emotional films with plots about rivalry, betrayal, dishonesty, vengeance, murder, tragic hero and family relations mostly in Drama, Thriller and Romance genres. Some movies like Hamlet: King Lear (1970), Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (1980), King Lear (1983), King Lear (1970), Revengers Tragedy (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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
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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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91%
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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, ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: royal court, betrayal, revenge, queen, murder, tragic hero, rivalry, stepfather stepson relationship, royal family, intrigue, state affairs, heroes ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, europe
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85%
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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85%
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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
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83%
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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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80%
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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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78%
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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
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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 ...
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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
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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%
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
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36%
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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
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35%
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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 ⇓
34%
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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
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34%
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Iphigenia (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The Greek army is about to set sail to a great battle, but the winds refuse to blow. Their leader, King Agamemnon, seeks to provide better food, but accidentally slays a sacred deer. His punishment from the gods, the sacrifice of his daughter ...
Style: atmospheric, gloomy, stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: army, king, tragedy, sacrifice, greek mythology, destiny, parents and children, down on your luck, betrayal, downfall, tragic hero, master warrior ...
Time: ancient history
Place: greece, europe, ancient greece
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Electra, My Love (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Reminiscent of the latter works of Bela Tarr, Miklos Jancso's "Beloved Electra" is comprised of a series of extremely slow and extremely long takes (there are just eight principal shots, each lasting an entire reel of film). More ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: murder, state affairs, curses spells and rituals, parents and children, vengeance, legends and myths, obsession, rivalry, danger, male nudity, ballet, topless ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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 ⇓
30%
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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
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30%
An Unfinished Piece for Mechanical Piano (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 103 min.
Story: At the dilapidated country estate of Anna Petrovna Voinitseva, a group of feckless Russian aristocrats whiles away a summer afternoon. Unbeknownst to their respective spouses, local schoolteacher Platonov and the wife of Anna's stepson, Sophia, ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, serious, realistic, talky ...
Plot: midlife crisis, fall in love, village, tragic love, true love, reunion, couple relations, infidelity, love triangle, family in crisis, haunted by the past, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: russia
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28%
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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
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27%
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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
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26%
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Labrador (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A desolate, windswept island. Stella and Oskar, a young couple, visit Stella's father Nathan who lives alone with his labrador. Stella is pregnant and looking forward to having a baby, but Oskar appears to have doubts. When Oskar falls prey to ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, captivating, contemplative, tense ...
Plot: family relations, rivalry, intrigue, couples, dishonesty, pregnancy, couple relations, manipulation, island, pets, manipulations, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Anton Chekhov's The Duel (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in a seaside resort in the Caucasus, the story centers on n'er do well, Laevsky (Andrew Scott) and his illicit relationship with his mistress Nadya (Fiona Glascott). Laevsky has convinced Nadya to leave her husband for him, but now wants to ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, realistic, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: love triangle, couples, tragic hero, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, human nature, couple relations, downfall, infidelity, countryside, dishonesty, unfulfillment ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia, caucasus, black sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Test (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: They live in the steppe. A father and a daughter. Nothing may disturb the eternal order. Tomorrow always comes. And every morning the father goes away to work. And she stays alone. To wait for her father. And to feel. Two men are in love with her. ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, touching, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: love triangle, parents and children, teenage love, love and romance, rivalry, father daughter relationship, death of father, farm, coming of age, youth, riding a horse, wind ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Almayer's Folly (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A tale of an occidental merchant, Kaspar Almayer, whose dreams of riches for his beloved daughter, Nina, collapse under the weight of his own greed and prejudice.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: parents and children, obsession, family relations, society, tragic hero, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, hopes, ambition, racism, rivalry, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: asia
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25%
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Prague (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Christoffer and Maja's trip to Prague to bring back Chistoffer's deceased father, evolves into the story of a brake-up. With the dead father lurking in the background, secrets gradually emerge threatening to destroy their marriage.
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: family relations, cold relationship, marriage, infidelity, love, dysfunctional family, family problems, estrangement, dishonesty, unfulfillment, emotionless, resentment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: prague, czech republic, denmark, europe, prague czech republic ...
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24%
An Actor's Revenge (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: While performing in a touring kabuki troupe, leading female impersonator Yukinojo comes across the three men who drove his parents to suicide twenty years earlier, and plans his revenge, firstly by seducing the daughter of one of them, secondly by ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, suspenseful, offbeat, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, revenge, samurai, sword fight, family relations, disorder, loss of fortune, friends, haunted by the past, vengeance, uninhibited rivalry, obsessive quest ...
Time: 19th century, 1930s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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23%
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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 ⇓
23%
Pelle the Conqueror (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The end of the 19th century. A boat filled with Swedish emigrants comes to the Danish island of Bornholm. Among them are Lasse and his son Pelle who move to Denmark to find work. They find employment at a large farm, but are treated as the lowest ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, touching, serious, meditative ...
Plot: immigrants, father son relationship, youth, poverty, farm, life is a bitch, working class, parents and children, island, misfit, family relations, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1870s
Place: denmark, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%