Movies like Hamlet

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Hamlet (1996)
 7.7
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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, gloomy, emotional, realistic, contemplative, epic, tragic ending ...
Plot: prince, murder, betrayal, royal family, funeral, shakespeare, intrigue, love and romance, rivalry, tragic hero, vengeance, royal court, couples, tragedy, insanity, ghost, actor, haunted by the past, drowning, poisoning, mother son relationship, heroes, destructive relationship, dishonesty, dealing with death ...
Time: 19th century, middle ages, 1800s, 18th century
Place: denmark, europe, england

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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 stylized films with plots about betrayal, murder, dishonesty, rivalry, tragedy, vengeance and royal family mostly in Drama, Romance and Action genres. Some movies like Hamlet: Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (1980), Henry V (1989), King Lear (1983), Henry VIII and His Six Wives (1972), Othello (1965). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, sincere, contemplative, realistic, serious ...
Plot: duel, poisoning, murder, betrayal, queen, revenge, royal court, prince, unfulfillment, state affairs, crimes, intrigue ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: gloomy, captivating, realistic, serious, atmospheric
Plot: ghost, betrayal, tragic love, revenge, insanity, parents and children, state affairs, losing-it hero, uncover truth, tragic hero, intrigue, haunted by the past ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.7
 21K
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, serious, psychological ...
Plot: murder, poisoning, tragic hero, revenge, family relations, state affairs, parents and children, royal family, unfulfillment, dishonesty, prince, spirit ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.4
 215
Hamlet (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: To be or not to be, etc.
Style: psychological, stylized, atmospheric, emotional, serious ...
Plot: haunted by the past, ghost, betrayal, tragic love, tragic hero, intrigue, dishonesty, rivalry, vengeance, uncover truth, parents and children, conspiracy ...
Time: 90s
Place: southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 6.9
 694
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, serious, tense, psychological
Plot: tragic love, ghost, murder, tragedy, heroes, supernatural ability, state affairs, love and romance, vengeance, psychopath, destructive relationship, unfulfillment ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 8.3
 2K
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, serious, gloomy, stylized ...
Plot: ghost, rivalry, haunted by the past, tragic hero, palaces castles and temples, unfulfillment, parents and children, state affairs, betrayal, head of state, dishonesty, manic ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.5
 86
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: psychological, gloomy, serious, atmospheric, contemplative
Plot: murder, betrayal, gender bending, royal family, dishonesty, unfulfillment, state affairs, parents and children, heroes, haunted by the past, rivalry, tragic hero ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.9
 9K
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: cynical, psychological, serious, meditative, intense ...
Plot: murder, tragic hero, haunted by the past, ghost, corporation, poisoning, betrayal, intrigue, vengeance, love and romance, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 2000
Place: new york, europe, denmark, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: epic, light, emotional, atmospheric, melancholic ...
Plot: live performance, royal court, couples, shakespeare, king, father son relationship, storytelling, medieval, royal family, theatre play, stage performance, theater ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.4
 395
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, regicide, star crossed lovers, duel, ghost, suicide, tragedy, skull, brother sister relationship, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, incest ...
Time: 1930s, 18th century
Place: denmark, london, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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, stylized, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: medieval, battles, kingdom, war, politics, king, royal family, love and romance, state affairs, mistress, military, tragedy ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: france, europe, england, london, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.6
 725
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, bleak, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, vengeance, tragic hero, intrigue, rivalry, nagging and grouching, uncontrollable, family relations, human nature, aging, dishonesty, royal family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Henry VIII and His Six Wives (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: 1547, King Henry VIII's life has taken a turn for the worse and he is forced to look back over his life and the many loves which had brought him his three children, only one of which was the desired male heir to secure the Tudor dynasty.
Style: realistic, stylized, captivating, serious
Plot: british royal family, uninhibited rivalry, couple relations, religions or cults, palaces castles and temples, state affairs, love and romance, couples, head of state, political intrigue, dishonesty, society ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 1K
Othello (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 165 min.
Story: The 1965 version of the Shakespeare play.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, emotional, clever, serious
Plot: racism, betrayal, murder, tragic love, interracial relations, tragedy, love, infidelity, vengeance, strangulation, rivalry, society ...
Time: 16th century
Place: italy, venice, cyprus, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.2
 734
King Lear (1971)
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: realistic, talky, bleak, serious, emotional
Plot: betrayal, family problems, dishonesty, tragic hero, intrigue, human nature, family relations, rivalry, unfulfillment, state affairs, siblings relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.4
 6K
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: epic, atmospheric, captivating, stylized, serious ...
Plot: emperor, intrigue, murder, betrayal, exile, politics, royal family, heir heiress, rivalry, political unrest, state affairs, manipulations ...
Time: middle ages
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Much Ado About Nothing (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In this Shakespearean farce, Hero and her groom-to-be, Claudio, team up with Claudio's commanding officer, Don Pedro, the week before their wedding to hatch a matchmaking scheme. Their targets are sharp-witted duo Benedick and Beatrice -- a ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, stylized, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: intrigue, wedding, countryside, opposites attract, romance, love and romance, aristocracy, young lovers, comedy of errors, wedding preparations and rituals, dishonesty, unlikely couple ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, tuscany, venice, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.8
 494
Othello (1986)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Netherlands, Italy, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Having previously staged Verdi's 1887 opera Otello at the Met and La Scala, filmmaker Franco Zeffirelli committed his production to film in 1986. Starring as the fatally jealous Moor of Venice is Placido Domingo, who had also headlined ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: opera, obsession, betrayal, palaces castles and temples, dishonesty, royal family, tragic hero, manipulation, intrigue, tragic love, forbidden love, manipulations ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, venice, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 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, ambition, ghost, prophecy, rise and fall, rise to power, throne, supernatural ability, state affairs, blind ambition, couple relations ...
Time: 11th century, middle ages, 70s
Place: scotland, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: thought provoking, bleak, serious, atmospheric, dark humor ...
Plot: revenge, murder, wedding, vengeance, haunted by the past, mentally unstable, secret identity, life is a bitch, anti heroes, anti hero, dishonesty, social decay ...
Time: future
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.1
 48K
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, stylized, captivating, serious, suspense ...
Plot: revenge, murder, bollywood, state affairs, tragic hero, deadly, tragic love, unfulfillment, betrayal, haunted by the past, political unrest, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: india, kashmir
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.1
 1K
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: realistic, contemplative, serious, emotional, bleak
Plot: betrayal, human nature, aging, family relations, vengeance, rivalry, dysfunctional family, tragic hero, intrigue, dishonesty, royal family, downfall ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, realistic, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: love triangle, rivalry, couple relations, uninhibited rivalry, tragic hero, couples, human nature, countryside, infidelity, dishonesty, downfall, unfulfillment ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia, black sea, caucasus
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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A Man for All Seasons (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Story of Sir Thomas More, who refused to accept the spiritual leadership of Henry VIII, and faces death as he struggles to remain loyal to his integrity.
Style: talky, tense, sincere, captivating, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, royal family, fighting the system, against the rules, state affairs, blind ambition, uninhibited rivalry, religions or cults, tragic hero, intrigue, politics, downfall ...
Time: 16th century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.3
 581
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: interracial relations, power relations, tragic love, downfall, vengeance, betrayal, murder, life is a bitch, couple relations, infidelity, modern day adaptation, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.1
 380
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: realistic, atmospheric, serious, emotional, rough
Plot: racism, betrayal, jealousy, shakespeare's othello, tragedy, intrigue, couples, dishonesty, downfall, rivalry, tragic love, vengeance ...
Time: 16th century
Place: venice, italy, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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, manipulation, murder, battles, ambition, politics, corrupted ruler, dictatorship, intrigue, political intrigue, anti heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe, germany, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, working class, parents and children, life is a bitch, island, down on your luck, social differences, misfit ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1890s
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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, realistic, serious
Plot: ghost, murder, betrayal, hayloft, hanging, vengeance, political intrigue, dishonesty, rivalry, intrigue, tragic hero, love triangle ...
Time: middle ages
Place: scotland, europe, england, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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, emotional, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: legends and myths, life is a bitch, love and romance, rivalry, mentally unstable, vengeance, couples, dishonesty, betrayal, mythology, father daughter relationship, bare breasts ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, denmark, ancient greece, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%