Movies like Electra 1962

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Electra (1962)
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Electra (1962)
Original name: Ηλέκτρα
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: rough, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: heroes, betrayal, oracle, murder, vengeance, family relations, parents and children, legends and myths, dishonesty, siblings relations, rivalry, tragic hero, state affairs, unfulfillment, battle zone, uncontrollable, greek mythology, regicide, dancing, army, cave, slave, soldier, children, mythology ...
Time: ancient history
Place: greece, europe, ancient greece

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and atmospheric films with plots about rivalry, murder, family relations, vengeance, parents and children, betrayal and dishonesty mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Comedy genres. Some movies like Electra: Iphigenia (1977), Antigone (1961), The Trojan Women (1971), Hamlet (2015), King Lear (1970). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: tragedy, sacrifice, king, army, greek mythology, down on your luck, downfall, master warrior, tragic hero, betrayal, heroes, life is a bitch ...
Time: ancient history
Place: greece, europe, ancient greece
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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: emotional, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: greek mythology, violence spree, destiny, betrayal, state affairs, tragic hero, samurai, master warrior, siblings relations, heroic mission, royal family, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 60s, ancient history, 20s, 1920s
Place: ancient greece, greece
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77%
The Trojan Women (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The women of Troy face enslavement after the fall of their city.
Style: talky, realistic, serious
Plot: wartime life, royal family, legends and myths, forbidden love, war, gender, life is a bitch, master warrior, tragic hero, heroes, state affairs, greek mythology ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient greece, greece
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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: psychological, atmospheric, serious, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: vengeance, rivalry, tragic hero, haunted by the past, intrigue, dishonesty, ghost, state affairs, parents and children, murder, royal family, betrayal ...
Time: middle ages
Place: europe, denmark
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49%
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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: realistic, serious, bleak, emotional, contemplative
Plot: betrayal, downfall, intrigue, rivalry, life is a bitch, aging, tragic hero, dishonesty, unfulfillment, state affairs, family relations, dysfunctional family ...
Place: russia
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45%
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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, murder, rivalry, tragic hero, queen, stepfather stepson relationship, royal family, state affairs, intrigue, heroes ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Phaedra (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, France, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A retelling of the Greek myth of Phaedra. In modern Greece, Alexis's father, an extremely wealthy shipping magnate, marries the younger, fiery Phaedra. When Alexis meets his stepmother, sparks fly and the two begin an affair. What will the ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sexy, atmospheric ...
Plot: forbidden love, obsession, island, love triangle, destiny, legends and myths, power relations, greek, love and romance, unfulfillment, rivalry, tragedy ...
Time: 60s
Place: greece, europe
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43%
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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, bleak, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, king, aging, downfall, rivalry, dishonesty, intrigue, unfulfillment, state affairs, tragic hero, life is a bitch, nagging and grouching ...
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42%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.0
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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, hidden identity, unfulfillment, tragic hero, deadly, dishonesty, assassination, heroes, supernatural ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Hamlet (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: To be or not to be, etc.
Style: psychological, stylized, atmospheric, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: haunted by the past, ghost, betrayal, tragic love, tragic hero, intrigue, dishonesty, rivalry, vengeance, parents and children, uncover truth, conspiracy ...
Time: 90s
Place: southern usa
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38%
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Medea (1969)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the plot of Euripides' Medea. Medea centers on the barbarian protagonist as she finds her position in the Greek world threatened, and the revenge she takes against her husband Jason who has betrayed her for another woman.
Style: serious, talky, cult film
Plot: murder, filicide, vengeance, greek mythology, danger, crimes, betrayal, deadly, unfulfillment, state affairs, dishonesty, escapades ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient greece, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, talky, serious, realistic
Plot: betrayal, family relations, family problems, intrigue, unfulfillment, downfall, state affairs, life is a bitch, dishonesty, tragic hero, rivalry, royal family ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, rivalry, tragic hero, unfulfillment, dishonesty, state affairs, head of state, betrayal, palaces castles and temples, manic, parents and children, haunted by the past ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, parents and children, haunted by the past, uncover truth, vengeance, rivalry, intrigue, losing-it hero ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, danger, curses spells and rituals, parents and children, vengeance, legends and myths, obsession, state affairs, rivalry, class struggle, topless, revolution ...
Time: ancient history
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33%
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Wild Flower (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The Benedetti family's wealth comes from gold stolen from the French army during the 18th century. When Jean (Michael Vartan), the lieutenant guarding the coins -- and lover of Elisabette Benedetti (Galatea Ranzi) -- is executed for a crime he ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, saga
Plot: wartime life, rivalry, betrayal, politics, parents and children, wrongfully committed, fall in love, tragic love, curses spells and rituals, vengeance, infidelity, siblings relations ...
Place: italy, france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Zorba the Greek (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Greece, USA, UK
Duration: 142 min.
Story: An uptight English writer traveling to Crete on a matter of business finds his life changed forever when he meets the gregarious Alexis Zorba.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Plot: greek, friendship, village, dancing, dance, monastery, widow, culture clash, bittersweet, family relations, island, couple relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: greece, europe, crete, macedonia, new orleans
⇓ 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, tragedy, love, unfulfillment, rivalry, couple relations, infidelity, vengeance ...
Time: 16th century
Place: venice, italy, cyprus, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.3
 605
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, modern day adaptation, tense ...
Plot: interracial relations, power relations, downfall, vengeance, tragic love, life is a bitch, betrayal, couple relations, murder, infidelity, racism, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england, london
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30%
 6.1
 640
My Kingdom (2001)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A powerful dynasty, headed by a charismatic, manipulative father, falls when he decides to hand over his criminal empire to his three corrupt and power-hungry daughters. Kath runs a brothel down by the docks, Tracy owns a soccer team and Jo, a ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: rivalry, vengeance, murder, parents and children, family relations, betrayal, drug dealing, dishonesty, deadly, prostitute, crime, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england
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30%
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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, realistic, serious ...
Plot: legends and myths, vengeance, mentally unstable, love and romance, dishonesty, betrayal, rivalry, life is a bitch, couples, mythology, murder, bare breasts ...
Time: 80s
Place: denmark, europe, ancient greece, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
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A Dream of Kings (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A powerful and touching drama set in Chicago's vibrant Greek-American community, A Dream of Kings benefits from the regal talent of Anthony Quinn in a role he was born to play: Matsoukos, a proud, earthy optimist, very much like his ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: terminal illness, hopes, optimism, family relations, greek american, couples, one more chance, parents and children, couple relations, unfulfillment, immigrants, romance ...
Time: 60s
Place: greece, chicago illinois, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, society, tragic hero, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, family relations, racism, hopes, ambition, rivalry, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The House of Bernarda Alba (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After the death of her husband Bernarda Alba puts her daughters under a rigurous mourning which does not even allow them to leave the house.
Style: bleak, touching, emotional, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: love and romance, dealing with death, unfulfillment, family problems, family relations, couples, parents and children, obsession, death in the family, family in crisis, reputation, death of husband ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, serious, atmospheric, futuristic ...
Plot: revenge, murder, wedding, mentally unstable, haunted by the past, vengeance, anti hero, dark humor, social decay, secret identity, life is a bitch, dishonesty ...
Time: future
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Cherry Orchard (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, France, Cyprus
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Madame Ranevskaya (Rampling) is a spoiled aging aristocratic lady, who returns from a trip to Paris to face the loss of her magnificent Cherry Orchard estate after a default on the mortgage. In denial, she continues living in the past, deluding ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: family relations, down on your luck, couple relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, curses spells and rituals, family in crisis, family gatherings, rebelliousness, haunted by the past, social differences, death in the family ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s
Place: russia, france, europe, paris france, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, tense, serious ...
Plot: law enforcement, uninhibited rivalry, master criminal, family relations, gang, infidelity, police corruption, crime, parents and children, rivalry, intrigue, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Feast of the Goat (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Dominican Republic, Spain, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Urania Cabral returns to Santo Domingo, after several years, and remembers her and her family's relationship to Rafael Trujillo, the Dominican dictator, as well as the events surrounding his assassination.
Style: emotional, rough, epic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: dishonesty, introspection, vengeance, homecoming, political corruption, strong violent content, conspiracy, family relations, rivalry, deadly, hopes, haunted by the past ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 90s
Place: dominican republic, latin america
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23%