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A Performance of Macbeth (1979)
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A Performance of Macbeth (1979)
Original name: Macbeth
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Shakespeare's classic tragedy of ambition, witches and murder.
Plot: able to see the dead

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Most similar movies to A Performance of Macbeth

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, atmospheric and emotional films with plots about shakespeare, murder, tragedy, king, rivalry, unfulfillment and betrayal mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like A Performance of Macbeth: Macbeth (1983), King Lear (1982), Richard III (1983), King Lear (2008), Henry IV Part II (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Macbeth (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Macbeth and his wife murder Duncan in order to gain his crown, but the bloodbath doesn't stop there, and things supernatural combine to bring the Macbeths down.
Plot: witch, ambition, filicide, able to see the dead, tyrant, witchcraft, king, murder, prophecy, shakespeare
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King Lear (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 180 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 ...
Plot: tragedy, shakespeare's king lear, shakespeare
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92%
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Richard III (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 239 min.
Story: Richard Duke of Gloucester, youngest brother of King Edward IV, will stop at nothing to get the crown. He first convinces the ailing King that the Duke of Clarence, his elder brother, is a threat to the lives of Edward's two young sons. Edward ...
Plot: king of england, shakespeare
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84%
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King Lear (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 156 min.
Story: Sir Ian McKellen gives a tour-de-force performance as Shakespeare's tragic monarch, in this special television adaptation of the Royal Shakespeare Company production of one of the playwright's most enduring and haunting works.
Plot: betrayal, singer, tragedy, shakespeare play
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75%
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Henry IV Part II (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The death of King Henry the Fourth and the coronation of King Henry the Fifth.
Plot: british history, king of england, shakespeare
Place: england
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70%
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Ophelia (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young man becomes enraged when his mother remarries his wealthy uncle after his father dies.
Plot: shakespeare's hamlet
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69%
The Angelic Conversation (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 77 min.
Story: The Angelic Conversation is a lyrical, haunting film about a young man’s search for love, in a dreamlike landscape. Offscreen, Dame Judi Dench recites a sequence of Shakespeare sonnets, that counterpoint the action. Jarman called it, “My most ...
Style: atmospheric, sexual, stylized, serious, surreal ...
Plot: love and romance, gender, gays and lesbians, couples, lovers reunited, introspection, couple relations, love affair, lgbt, poetry, homosexual, gay ...
Time: 80s
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66%
Henry IV Part I (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Henry Bolingbroke has now been crowned King of England, but faces a rebellion headed by the embittered Earl of Northumberland and his son (nicknamed 'Hotspur'). Henry's son Hal, the Prince of Wales, has thrown over life at court in ...
Plot: british history, king of england, shakespeare
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65%
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King Lear (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 233 min.
Story: King Lear is an in-depth study of love, power and death. Through this film Shakespeare is saying, "Don't blame the gods or the heaven's for the horrors committed on earth. No. Blame hellish inhumanity on those who inhabit the ...
Plot: tragedy, shakespeare's king lear, shakespeare
Place: britain
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65%
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Macbeth (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: An adaptation of Shakespeare's play.
Plot: murder, knife, suicide, child murder, shakespeare
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64%
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Hedda (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Henrik Ibsen's enduring drama about a Nordic femme fatale - a neurotic, controlling, strong-willed woman who is nonetheless alluring to the males in her town. She is a solitary woman in a society held together by kinship and class. If she had ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, clever, gloomy
Plot: femme fatale, manipulation, feminism, human nature, introspection, crumbling marriage, manipulations, dishonesty, love and romance, unfulfillment, family problems, couples ...
Place: europe, norway
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59%
Pericles, Prince of Tyre (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 177 min.
Story: When Pericles discovers the dread answer to Antioch's riddle, he flees for his life straight into famine, shipwreck, love, fatherhood, and another shipwreck; he loses his wife and daughter, and doesn't find them again until the story moves ...
Plot: king, prince, bbc, shakespeare
Place: ancient greece
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57%
One Hamlet Less (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 70 min.
Story: The "Hamlet" in this well-mounted Italian spoof is the Danish prince, not a small town or village. The movie irreverently draws on both the Shakespeare play and the 1877 story by Jules Laforgue. In the story, Hamlet (Carmelo Bene) is a ...
Style: experimental
Plot: artistic creation, shakespeare's hamlet, theater, tragedy
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55%
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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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51%
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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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49%
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Macbeth (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In eleventh century Scotland, three witches foretell that Macbeth will become King, while Banquo will beget Kings. Macbeth accordingly has King Duncan slain, and is duly crowned in his place. But that's where his problems really begin...
Plot: blood, king, murder, regicide, witch, child murder, knife, suicide, prophecy, shakespeare
Place: scotland
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48%
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Macbeth (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 72 min.
Story: A Hungarian TV version of the play shot in just two takes.
Plot: hungarian, pessimism, nihilism, misanthropy, theater
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47%
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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
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47%
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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: captivating, emotional, light, entertaining, atmospheric ...
Plot: live performance, royal court, stage performance, theatre play, culture clash, theatre production, life & death, royal family, shakespeare, shakespeare play, theater, medieval ...
Time: middle ages
Place: europe, denmark
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43%
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
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42%
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Miss Julie (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Miss Julie has power over Jean because she's an aristocrat but he has power over her because he's a man. On Midsummer Eve this power battle turns to love which is consummated. But as each one battles for power, Jean convinces Miss Julie ...
Plot: actress, cultural conflict
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41%
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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
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39%
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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
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39%
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The Dance of Death (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 149 min.
Story: An egocentric artillery captain and his venomous wife engage in savage unremitting battles in their isolated island fortress of the coast of Sweden at the turn of the century. Alice, a former actress who sacrificed her career for secluded military ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: island, curses spells and rituals, fall in love, couples, quarantine, love and romance, romance, rivalry, battle of wits, sea captain, marriage as hell, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 60s
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39%
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Mojo (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The sexual rivalries over a new, potentially great rock'n'roll singer between a nightclub owner and a local gangster cause unrest and eventually lead to murder.
Plot: gangsters, gay interest, rivalry, singer, rock music, gangster, nightclub
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: east end london
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36%
My Night with Reg (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A group of English gay men get together to reminisce. They are all coming from a wake for one of their circle who's died of AIDS. It's that terrifying time between the outbreak of AIDS and the development of an AIDS test and as the ...
Plot: dinner party, loss of lover, aids, love triangle, human immunodeficiency virus, handyman, infidelity, gay interest, hiv, gay
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36%
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Walter (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 70 min.
Story: A man with learning difficulties suffers neglect and ill-treatment, and this is only exasperated when his parents die and nobody seems to know what to do with him. A sequel to this film, titled "Walter and June", was released in 1983 and ...
Plot: toilet paper, pervert, death of mother, death of father, sexual assault, deformity, vicious, sexual harassment, hospitalization, excrement, social worker, prank ...
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35%
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Loving Walter (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 63 min.
Story: Sequel to the TV film "Walter". In the United States, the two films have been released together on DVD as a package, called "Loving Walter".
Plot: seductress, mental retardation, unemployment, male nurse, social worker, stutterer, butt naked, eccentricity, promiscuous woman, eccentric woman, social isolation
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35%
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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
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32%
A Midsummer Night's Rave (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A Midsummer Night's Rave is a modern rave take on Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream released in 2002
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, modern day adaptation
Audience: teens
Plot: rave, love and romance, nightlife, clubbing, stoners, disorder, drugs/alcohol, friends, nothing goes right, romance, profanity, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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30%