Movies like King Lear 1987

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King Lear (1987)
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King Lear (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Bahamas, France, Switzerland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A descendant of Shakespeare attemps to restore his plays in a world rebuilding itself after the Chernobyl catastrophe obliterates most of human civilization.
Style: atmospheric, offbeat, serious, realistic, surreal, experimental, avant garde
Plot: apocalypse, gangsters, hotel, betrayal, performer's life, parents and children, mental illness, resort, artists and showbiz, human nature, chaos, introspection, future dystopia, lovers on the run, post apocalypse, art, mafioso, power, goblin, tragedy, photograph, father daughter relationship, flowers, inspiration, dignity ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe, switzerland

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Most similar movies to King Lear

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, offbeat, serious and atmospheric films with plots about obsession, human nature, artists and showbiz, couples, satire, runaway and male nudity mostly in Drama, Comedy and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like King Lear: Godard's Passion (1982), The Sunshine Boys (1996), Let's Have a Brainwash (1963), Stardust Memories (1980), Special Treatment (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Godard's Passion (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: While shooting a film, the director becomes interested in the unfolding struggle of a young factory worker that has been laid off by a boss who did not like her union activities.
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, atmospheric, psychological
Plot: filmmaking, destructive relationship, infidelity, hotel, couple relations, obsession, showbiz, factory, celebrity culture, anti semitism, midlife crisis, performer's life ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, france
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95%
The Sunshine Boys (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two aging comedians who acrimoniously dissolved their act eight years earlier must overcome their differences when they have the chance for a lucrative movie comeback.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat
Plot: odd couple, friendship, retirement, heart attack, siblings relations, golden years, partners, elderly, artists and showbiz, betrayal, showbiz, human nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Let's Have a Brainwash (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: This consists of four short films by different directors. Rosselini's 'Chastity' ('Illibatezza') deals with an attractive air hostess who receives the unwelcome attentions of a middle aged American. Godard's 'New ...
Style: offbeat, contemplative, realistic, semi serious, surreal ...
Plot: satire, stewardess, thief, post apocalypse, nuclear holocaust, religions or cults, globalization, society, human nature, shower, journalist, drunkenness ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: italy, europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Stardust Memories (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: While attending a retrospect of his work, a filmmaker recalls his life and his loves: the inspirations for his films.
Style: talky, surreal, humorous, witty, clever ...
Plot: weekend, midlife crisis, lovers reunited, filmmaking, filmmaker, violinist, showbiz, couples, imaginary character, profanity, introspection, couple relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Special Treatment (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Luxembourg, Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Drawing some intriguing parallels between the work of the prostitute and that of the psychiatrist-both have clients, both charge for sessions, both take on roles that serve the needs, psychological or otherwise, of those they serve, Jeanne ...
Style: psychological, captivating, serious, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: prostitute, hopes, introspection, doctors and patients, human nature, estrangement, lifestyle, life is a bitch, female nudity, therapy session, psychoanalyst, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
New York Stories (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Three stories happening in New York. The first, by Scorsese, is about a painter who creates his works helped by high volume music and an attractive assistant; second, by Coppola, is about a rich and bold 12 years old who helps her separated parents ...
Style: talky, realistic, semi serious, witty, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: young heroes, artist, art, obsession, family relations, jealousy, hotel, parents and children, city life, youth, gallery, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, athens greece, manhattan new york city, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Human Highway (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Human Highway is a 1982 comedy film starring and co-directed by Neil Young under his pseudonym Bernard Shakey. Dean Stockwell co-directed the film and acted along with Russ Tamblyn, Dennis Hopper, and the band Devo. Included is a collaborative ...
Style: not serious, exciting, surreal, offbeat, humorous ...
Plot: acid, post apocalypse, surrealism, workplace situations, boss and employee, rock, small town, technology gone awry, alien encounter, apocalypse, chaos, power relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Goodbye to Language (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 70 min.
Story: About a man who’s angry at his wife because she’s met another man on a park bench and they no longer even speak the same language.
Style: atmospheric, thought provoking, serious, stylized, surreal ...
Plot: introspection, battle of the sexes, couple relations, infidelity, human nature, crumbling marriage, love, communication problem, dog, fight, nudity (full frontal - brief), death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Detective (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Emile Chenal and his wife, Françoise, leaned on boxing manager Jim Fox Warner to cough up the considerable sum of money that he owes them, with both the police and the mob circling the situation. In the same hotel, Inspector Neveu looks into a ...
Style: neo noir, clever, psychological, gloomy, contemplative ...
Plot: murder, hotel, mafia, crimes, femme fatale, law enforcement, going straight, crumbling marriage, police investigation, against the rules, down on your luck, gangsters ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
In Praise of Love (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Someone we hear talking - but whom we do not see - speaks of a project which describes the four key moments of love: meeting, physical passion, arguments/separation and making up. This project is to be told through three couples: young, adult and ...
Style: psychological, intellectual, meditative, enigmatic, stylized ...
Plot: politics, philosophy, art, romance, painter, humanity, loneliness, life & death, life philosophy, existentialism, showbiz, filmmaking ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: From beyond the grave, celebrated playwright Antoine d'Anthac gathers together all his friends who have appeared over the years in his play "Eurydice." These actors watch a recording of the work performed by a young acting company, La ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: friendship, actor's life, friends, countryside, tragic love, reunion, village, artists and showbiz, estate, love, broken heart, unrequited love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Lemon Sisters (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three life-long friends work the bars in 1980s Atlantic City performing the songs of the 1960s girl groups.
Style: touching, offbeat, feel good, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: friends, friendship, gender, artists and showbiz, buddies, family relations, family life, siblings relations, human nature, female director, quiz, backstage ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Carabineers (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 80 min.
Story: During a war in an imaginary country, unscrupulous soldiers recruit poor farmers with promises of an easy and happy life. Two of these farmers write to their wives of their exploits.
Style: offbeat, disturbing, thought provoking, cynical, surreal ...
Plot: satire, anti war, new wave, down on your luck, military life, battles, military, betrayal, life is a bitch, soldier, imaginary, war ...
Time: 60s
Place: africa, egypt, france, usa, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Monster in a Box (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: This is the story of Spalding Gray and his attempt to write a novel. It is a first person account about writing and living, and dealing with success while trying to be successful.
Style: talky, witty, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: live performance, musician's life, obsessive quest, unfulfillment, media, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, writer's life, performer's life, creative block, friends, human nature ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, future
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An ophthalmologist's mistress threatens to reveal their affair to his wife, while a married documentary filmmaker is infatuated by another woman.
Style: thought provoking, talky, cynical, witty, humorous ...
Plot: murder, mistress, adultery, professor, infidelity, blackmail, crimes, crime, loveless marriage, couple relations, moral dilemma, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
For Ever Mozart (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: For Ever Mozart is an episodic film that follows a theater troupe from France attempting to put on a play in Sarajevo. Along their journey they are captured and held in a POW camp, and they call for help from their friends and relations in France. ...
Style: serious, realistic, experimental, contemplative, avant garde
Plot: battles, film within a film, politics, performer's life, anti war, filmmaking, war, artists and showbiz, sadness, philosophy, mozart, casting ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, bosnia, france, former yugoslavia, vietnam ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Two or Three Things I Know About Her... (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The story of a housewife who must work the streets to earn an extra living - and who becomes the starting point for a larger socio-political essay.
Style: talky, clever, cynical, contemplative, tense ...
Plot: prostitute, vietnam war, prostitution, quotation, kindergarten, coffee, new wave, obsession, couples, politics, love and romance, losing-it hero ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, vietnam, france, europe, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Near Death Experience (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Follows a man wandering in the wilderness.
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, atmospheric, offbeat
Plot: losing-it hero, self discovery, human nature, monologue, suicide thoughts, suicidal thoughts, cyclist, death, unfulfillment, mountain, trashcan, thunderstorm ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Goodbye, Dragon Inn (2003)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: On a dark, rainy night, an historic and regal Taipei cinema sees its final film: 1967 martial arts feature "Dragon Inn". As the film plays, the lives of the theater's various employees and patrons intersect, and two ghostly actors ...
Style: atmospheric, sincere, surreal, contemplative, experimental ...
Plot: tourist, film within a film, longing, introspection, human nature, dull life, solitude, theater, love and romance, unfulfillment, postmodernism, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, taipei, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Red Cockroaches (2003)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Cuba
Duration: 82 min.
Story: First of a Trilogy: In a New York ravaged with acid rains, a man in his twenties meets a mysterious, yet familiar young woman who disrupts the banality of his day-to-day existence. Together, they will embark on a surreal journey with a devastating ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, surreal, serious, futuristic ...
Plot: sex with brother, brother sister sex, genetic engineering, cockroach, mysterious character, self discovery, incest, danger, mutant, future dystopia, haunted by the past, life is a bitch ...
Time: future
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Weekend (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A supposedly idyllic weekend trip to the countryside turns into a never-ending nightmare of traffic jams, revolution, cannibalism and murder as French bourgeois society starts to collapse under the weight of its own consumer preoccupations.
Style: suspense, biting, tense, witty, clever ...
Plot: traffic jam, weekend, satire, murder, surrealism, on the road, cannibalism, terrorism, fighting the system, family life, new wave, political unrest ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Broadway Danny Rose (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A hapless talent manager named Danny Rose, by helping a client, gets dragged into a love triangle involving the mob. His story is told in flashback, an anecdote shared amongst a group of comedians over lunch at New York's Carnegie Deli. ...
Style: talky, witty, clever, humorous, touching ...
Plot: gangsters, showbiz, comedian, profanity, infidelity, couple relations, mistaken identity, comedy of errors, love triangle, urban, couples, comeback ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s, 70s, 1920s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
I Ought to Be in Pictures (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Grandmother has nothing to say when Libby tells her that she is off to LA to look up Dad, a Hollywood screenwriter. Grandmother has been in a New York cemetery for six years and Dad has been out of Libby's life for 16 of her 19 years. Libby ...
Style: witty, humorous, sentimental, emotional, touching ...
Plot: estrangement, alcohol abuse, hollywood, midlife crisis, struggling actor, screenwriter, human nature, elderly lovers, golden years, elderly, artists and showbiz, single parent ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The Disciples of James Dean meet up on the anniversary of his death and mull over their lives in the present and in flashback, revealing the truth behind their complicated lives. Who is the mysterious Joanne and what's the real story behind ...
Style: talky, clever, emotional, contemplative, semi serious ...
Plot: reunion, transvestism, jukebox, illegitimate son, small town, friendship, innocence lost, parents and children, human nature, couple relations, introspection, haunted by the past ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: texas, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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CQ (2001)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: France, Italy, Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young filmmaker in 1960s Paris juggles directing a cheesy sci-fi debacle, directing his own personal art film, coping with his crumbling relationship with his girlfriend, and a new-found infatuation with the sci-fi film's starlet.
Style: stylized, surreal, sexy, semi serious, futuristic ...
Plot: filmmaking, obsession, showbiz, starlet, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, nudity (full frontal - brief), secret agents, film within a film, male female relationship, husband wife relationship, lone hero ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, future, 70s ...
Place: europe, france, italy, paris france, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Bed Sitting Room (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the hazy aftermath of World War III, the fallout from a 'nuclear misunderstanding' (which lasted two minutes and twenty eight seconds, including the signing of the peace treaty) is producing strange mutations amongst the survivors, and ...
Style: stylized, offbeat, humorous, surreal, not serious ...
Plot: satire, post apocalypse, radiation, farce, future dystopia, chaos, dark humor, disorder, escapades, imaginary, society, human nature ...
Time: future
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.5
 152
Zig Zag Story (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The lives of three Parisians - a color-blind painter, a radio show host and a perverted photographer - intertwine and go hilariously out of control.
Style: humorous, offbeat, realistic, semi serious
Plot: love triangle, kidnapping, love and romance, crimes, photograph, artist
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Hotel (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: While a British film crew are shooting a version of The Duchess of Malfi in Venice, they in turn are being filmed by a sleazy documentary prima donna while the strange staff share meals which consist of human meat. Then there is the hit man, the ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, surreal, talky ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, lifestyle, deadly, obsession, couple relations, filmmaking, prostitute, hotel, cannibalism, couples, tour guide ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, venice, usa, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.2
 909
Happy End (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Robinson, appropriately named as we will soon discover, is on vacation in Biarritz with his wife. What follows is the story behind the loss of his arm, a story that becomes increasingly bizarre and eventually apocalyptic, leading us down a narrative ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, mind bending, tense, captivating ...
Plot: apocalypse, poison, virus, contamination, couple relations, chaos, couples, love and romance, chases and races, track down, obsession, fall in love ...
Place: europe, france, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Wild Duck (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The Wild Duck is a 1983 Australian film adapted from the play by Ibsen
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, couples, family life, parents and children, dysfunctional family, society, love and romance, high society, duck, tragedy, bird, male female relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%