Movies like King Lear 1983

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King Lear (1983)
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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: bleak, serious, emotional, realistic, contemplative, talky
Plot: betrayal, vengeance, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, royal family, political intrigue, dysfunctional family, intrigue, family problems, human nature, dishonesty, aging, downfall, siblings relations, rivalry, tragic hero, state affairs, unfulfillment, family in crisis, uncontrollable, nagging and grouching, destiny, king, sister sister relationship ...

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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 family relations, unfulfillment, rivalry, betrayal, parents and children, dishonesty and tragedy mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like King Lear: Hamlet (2009), Hamlet (2015), Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (1980), Hamlet (1990), Hamlet (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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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95%
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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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82%
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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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100%
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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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61%
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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, unfulfillment, state affairs, dishonesty, deadly, royal family, vengeance, uncover truth ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark
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49%
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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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48%
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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 ⇓
47%
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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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41%
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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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41%
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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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41%
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King Lear (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Don Warrington stars as the tragic monarch in this acclaimed version of the Shakespeare play recorded at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester.
Style: captivating, serious, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: live performance, ambition, king, family feud, father daughter relationship, greed, sister sister relationship, shakespeare play, inheritance, kingdom, dementia, sibling rivalry ...
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40%
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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 ⇓
40%
National Theatre Live: King Lear (2011)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 156 min.
Story: An ageing monarch. A kingdom divided. A child’s love rejected. As Lear’s world descends into chaos, all that he once believed is brought into question. One of the greatest works in Western literature, King Lear explores the very nature of human ...
Plot: sister sister relationship, insanity, murder of daughter, death, father daughter reunion, king, grief, sibling rivalry, death of daughter, father daughter relationship, tragedy, illegitimate child ...
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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, 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
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34%
A Thousand Acres (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A THOUSAND ACRES is a drama about an American family who meets with tragedy on their land. It is the story of a father, his daughters, and their husbands, and their passion to subdue the history of their land and its stories.
Style: touching, psychological, talky, serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: child molester, incest, dysfunctional family, lawsuit, family relations, father daughter incest, farm, tragedy, betrayal, family, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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 ⇓
31%
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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
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31%
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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 ⇓
28%
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Archipelago (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Patricia (Kate Fahy) and her two children, young adults Edward (Tom Hiddleston) and Cynthia (Lydia Leonard), arrive for a break at a holiday cottage. As rain and wind lash against the windows, Patricia grows exasperated at the absence of her ...
Style: realistic, emotional, sincere, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: family relations, siblings relations, estrangement, parents and children, family in crisis, island, introspection, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, resort, hopes, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Ritual (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A disillusioned filmmaker has an encounter with a young girl who has a ritual of repeating "Tomorrow is my birthday" everyday. He tries to communicate with her through his video camera.
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, realistic, biting ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family problems, parents and children, family in crisis, family life, homecoming, alcohol abuse, family relations, college dropout, gays and lesbians, siblings relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, bahamas
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28%
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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 ⇓
25%
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Three Sisters (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Laurence Olivier's film of Chekhov's play.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: life is a bitch, society, love and romance, family life, family problems, infidelity, human nature, small town, unfulfillment, sister sister relationship, death of father, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1900s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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: 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
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25%
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The Sound & the Fury (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A look at the trials and tribulations of The Compson siblings, living in the deep south during the early part of the 20th century.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, captivating, gloomy
Plot: family relations, family, parents and children, downfall, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, family in crisis, family life, family problems, life is a bitch, disintegration, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1910s, 30s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s ...
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa, mississippi river
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25%
Death of a Salesman (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Salesman Willy Loman is in a crisis. He's about to lose his job, he can't pay his bills, and his sons Biff and Happy don't respect him and can't seem to live up to their potential. He wonders what went wrong and how he can make ...
Style: emotional, psychological, sincere, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, elderly, mental illness, family relations, american dream, estrangement, parents and children, down on your luck, family in crisis, life is a bitch, family problems, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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24%
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Providence (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Clive Langham (Sir John Gielgud) spends one tormenting night in his bed suffering from health problems and thinking up a story based on his relatives. He is a bitter man and he shows, through flashbacks, how spiteful, conniving and treacherous his ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: aging, dysfunctional family, family relations, terminal illness, couple relations, parents and children, human nature, writer's life, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, husband wife relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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24%
Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: The film follows one day in the lives of the Tyrone family, each member is troubled and has been damaged by alcohol and/or drugs. In addition, they have issues with each other that lead to fights and an inability to reconcile completely with one ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, talky, depressing ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, family relations, addiction, dysfunctional family, actor, redemption, actor's life, lifestyle, family life, human nature, life is a bitch, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: connecticut, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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The Sisters (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Based on Anton Chekov's "The Three Sisters" about siblings living in a college town who struggle with the death of their father and try to reconcile relationships in their own lives.
Style: emotional, rough, serious, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family problems, estrangement, unfulfillment, lifestyle, life is a bitch, family gatherings, sister sister relationship, dark past, family relations, family secret, adultery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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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23%