Movies like Medea 1988

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Medea (1988)
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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 sacrificed her own brother for Jason's success), she gets from him only betrayal, as he arranges to marry the King's of Corinth daughter. The king decides to exile Medea, as she is a danger for his daughter happiness, but Medea asks from him just a day… before she goes outside the borders. That day Medea gets her revenge…
Style: sincere, gloomy, serious, emotional, realistic, contemplative
Plot: legends and myths, vengeance, betrayal, life is a bitch, love and romance, mentally unstable, couples, dishonesty, rivalry, mythology, horse, sea, ship, wedding, death, female nudity, love triangle, children, child murderess, greek mythology, sword, tragedy, sailboat, exile, infidelity ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, denmark, ancient greece, greece

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and gloomy films with plots about dishonesty, betrayal, unfulfillment, rivalry, couples, vengeance and tragedy mostly in Drama and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Medea: Iphigenia (1977), Eager Bodies (2003), Phaedra (1962), Hamlet (1996), Othello (1965). 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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Eager Bodies (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Paul and Charlotte are in love. Charlotte discovers she has a grave malady and Paul supports her. But Paul is also attracted to Ninon, another girl. Charlotte accepts Paul to have an affair with her, and the three start a difficult and ambiguous ...
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, psychological, gloomy ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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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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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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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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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
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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
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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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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 ...
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The Night Buffalo (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 102 min.
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Othello (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england, london
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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
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Japan, USA
Duration: 180 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 137 min.
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Sofie (1992)
Genre: Drama
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Secret Love (2010)
Genre: Drama
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45%
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King Lear (1983)
Genre: Drama
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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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Sorrow and Joy (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Filmmaker Johannes and his wife, schoolteacher Signe, experience the biggest sorrow and misfortune one can ever imagine. Nevertheless, in all the hopelessness they must try to reach for mutual and mature love in order to continue life after death.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious
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44%
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Hamlet (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
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Style: atmospheric, psychological, serious, tense
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Genre: Drama
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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 210 min.
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Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: emotional, realistic, serious, captivating
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41%
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Labrador (2011)
Genre: Drama
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Story: A desolate, windswept island. Stella and Oskar, a young couple, visit Stella's father Nathan who lives alone with his labrador. Stella is pregnant and looking forward to having a baby, but Oskar appears to have doubts. When Oskar falls prey to ...
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Genre: Drama
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Style: gloomy, psychological, bleak, emotional, disturbing ...
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Electra (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: rough, emotional, realistic, serious
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Time: ancient history
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