Movies like Medea

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Medea (1969)
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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, crimes, family relations, couple relations, betrayal, parents and children, love and romance, greek, royal family, infidelity, good versus evil, fall in love, danger, haunted by the past, couples, dishonesty, curses spells and rituals, escapades, deadly, rivalry, state affairs, unfulfillment ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient greece, greece

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Most similar movies to Medea

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, atmospheric and emotional films with plots about vengeance, betrayal, murder, dishonesty, rivalry, parents and children and family relations mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Comedy genres. Some movies like Medea: Wild Flower (1993), Prospero's Books (1991), Hamlet (2015), Antigone (1961), Hamlet (1969). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Wild Flower (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany
Duration: 119 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: emotional, serious, realistic, saga
Plot: wartime life, politics, world war two, family relations, parents and children, wrongfully committed, fall in love, tragic love, curses spells and rituals, vengeance, infidelity, siblings relations ...
Place: italy, france, europe, paris france
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100%
Prospero's Books (1991)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK, Netherlands, France, Italy, Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: An exiled magician finds an opportunity for revenge against his enemies muted when his daughter and the son of his chief enemy fall in love in this uniquely structured retelling of the 'The Tempest'.
Style: captivating, talky, surreal, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: legends and myths, royal family, parents and children, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, dishonesty, danger, rivalry, escapades, wizards and magicians, sea disaster, island ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.4
 98
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, gloomy ...
Plot: rivalry, vengeance, haunted by the past, intrigue, tragic hero, state affairs, murder, dishonesty, parents and children, ghost, royal family, betrayal ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.2
 681
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, cave, siblings relations, violence spree, heroic mission, destiny, legends and myths, vigilantism, heroes, rivalry, good versus evil, master warrior ...
Time: 1920s, ancient history, 60s, 20s
Place: ancient greece, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 6.9
 718
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, tense, serious
Plot: murder, ghost, tragic love, tragedy, parents and children, haunted by the past, vengeance, deadly, supernatural ability, intrigue, destructive relationship, royal family ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: oracle, heroes, betrayal, murder, siblings relations, vengeance, battle zone, uncontrollable, family relations, legends and myths, parents and children, rivalry ...
Time: ancient history
Place: greece, europe, ancient greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: legends and myths, vengeance, couples, dishonesty, rivalry, mentally unstable, life is a bitch, betrayal, love and romance, mythology, tragedy, child murders a child ...
Time: 80s
Place: denmark, europe, greece, ancient greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 8.2
 3K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: murder, state affairs, curses spells and rituals, parents and children, vengeance, legends and myths, obsession, rivalry, danger, female nudity, rebellion, dictator ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Arabian Nights (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, History, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The final part of Pasolini's Trilogy of Life series is rich with exotic tales of slaves and kings, potions, betrayals, demons and, most of all, love and lovemaking in all its myriad forms. Mysterious and liberating, this is an exquisitely ...
Style: semi serious, atmospheric, stylized, humorous, sexy ...
Plot: kidnapping, good versus evil, master and servant, betrayal, romance, curses spells and rituals, couples, gender, danger, adventurer, demon, father son relationship ...
Time: middle ages, 8th century
Place: iran, middle east, arabia, nepal, persia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.4
 215
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 ⇓
34%
 7.7
 36K
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, captivating, serious, realistic ...
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 ⇓
34%
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, insanity, revenge, unfulfillment, state affairs, dishonesty, deadly, royal family, vengeance, uncover truth ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.4
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Oedipus Rex (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Morocco
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In pre-war Italy, a young couple have a baby boy. The father, however, is jealous of his son - and the scene moves to antiquity, where the baby is taken into the desert to be killed. He is rescued, given the name Edipo (Oedipus), and brought up by ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: mother son incest, roman empire, oracle, greek, prophecy, incest, family in crisis, on the road, royal court, dysfunctional family, forbidden love, family problems ...
Time: ancient history
Place: rome italy, europe, italy, morocco, ancient greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.7
 2K
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, life is a bitch, heroes, ocean, ocean or sea, greek, legends and myths, vengeance ...
Time: ancient history
Place: greece, europe, ancient greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.7
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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, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, tragic hero, poisoning, revenge, state affairs, royal family, parents and children, family relations, unfulfillment, dishonesty, prince, spirit ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
 975
The Tempest (1979)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Prospero, a potent magician, lives on a desolate isle with his virginal daughter, Miranda. He's in exile, banished from his duchy by his usurping brother and the King of Naples. Providence brings these enemies near; aided by his vassal the ...
Style: sexy, atmospheric, sexual, offbeat, stylized ...
Plot: island, couples, wizards and magicians, escapades, destiny, parents and children, isolation, royal family, uninhibited rivalry, love affair, vengeance, ghost ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.1
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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, dishonesty, society, unfulfillment, couple relations, infidelity ...
Time: 16th century
Place: italy, venice, cyprus, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Edge of Madness (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: 1851, Manitoba's Red River Valley. As winter sets in, a young woman on the edge of madness arrives exhausted at the fort, a wilderness station, claiming she murdered her husband. She's placed in a cell; for the next several months, she ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, bleak
Plot: sexual abuse, starting over, vengeance, mysterious character, investigation, dangerous attraction, haunted by the past, love triangle, murder, isolation, family problems, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.3
 442
Morlang (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, a chilling psychological drama. A couple's secret pact takes an unexpected, sinister turn.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, psychological, scary ...
Plot: betrayal, infidelity, art, couple relations, haunted by the past, crumbling marriage, love and romance, dishonesty, couples, family problems, vengeance, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, ireland, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.3
 589
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 ⇓
29%
 8.1
 1K
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, bleak, emotional, contemplative
Plot: betrayal, tragic hero, rivalry, state affairs, life is a bitch, downfall, unfulfillment, dishonesty, aging, intrigue, family relations, dysfunctional family ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.2
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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, manic, palaces castles and temples, parents and children, haunted by the past ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 7.6
 740
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, talky, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, vengeance, parents and children, family problems, family relations, uncontrollable, nagging and grouching, royal family, siblings relations, human nature, intrigue, dishonesty ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.2
 749
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 problems, family relations, life is a bitch, tragic hero, intrigue, rivalry, unfulfillment, state affairs, dishonesty, downfall, royal family ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: dog, introspection, battle of the sexes, couple relations, infidelity, human nature, crumbling marriage, love, communication problem, fight, nudity (full frontal - brief), death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Two Mr. Kissels (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Drama based on a true story. Rich, high-flying brothers Robert and Andrew Kissel seemingly have everything: beautiful wives who love them, great jobs and huge houses. But beneath the surface lie resentments and secrets that will eventually be their ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: crimes, mystery, dishonesty, family relations, couples, infidelity, couple relations, murder, deadly, crime, siblings relations, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.1
 13K
Samaritan Girl (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Yeo-jin and Jae-yeong are two teenage girls who are trying to earn money for a trip to Europe. To reach this end, Jae-yeong is prostituting herself while Yeo-jin acts as her pimp, setting her up with the clients and staying on guard for the police. ...
Style: touching, serious, captivating, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: prostitute, murder, redemption, parents and children, vengeance, couples, violence, friendship, family relations, love and romance, crimes, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: korea, germany, europe, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, haunted by the past, vengeance, mentally unstable, dishonesty, life is a bitch, anti hero, secret identity, anti heroes, social decay ...
Time: future
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.7
 3K
Porcile (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two dramatic stories. In an undetermined past, a young cannibal (who killed his own father) is condemned to be torn to pieces by some wild beasts. In the second story, Julian, the young son of a post-war German industrialist, is on the way to lie ...
Style: offbeat, atmospheric, clever, disturbing, controversial ...
Plot: cannibalism, social outcast, pig, social decay, son murders father, nudity (full frontal - brief), death, murder, zoophilia, family relations, human nature, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, middle ages
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%