Movies like The Merchant of Venice

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The Merchant of Venice (2004)
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The Merchant of Venice (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In 16th century Venice, when a merchant must default on a large loan from an abused Jewish moneylender for a friend with romantic ambitions, the bitterly vengeful creditor demands a gruesome payment instead.
Style: tense, talky, melancholic, sexy, stylized, intense, clever, sincere, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: friends, love and romance, jewish, prejudice, loan, life is a bitch, social decay, friendship, trial, religious intolerance, uninhibited rivalry, court, shakespeare play, shakespeare, merchant, jewish ghetto, culture clash, segregation, women, farce, racial prejudice, boat, vengeance, racism, sea disaster ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1930s, 18th century
Place: venice, europe, italy, england

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Most similar movies to The Merchant of Venice

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sexy and dramatic films with plots about love and romance, couples, runaway, mentor, catastrophe, couple relations and storytelling mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Merchant of Venice: Shakespeare in Love (1998), Othello (1995), Romeo + Juliet (1996), Romeo and Juliet (1968), The Taming of the Shrew (1967). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Shakespeare in Love (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Young Shakespeare is forced to stage his latest comedy, "Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate's Daughter," before it's even written. When a lovely noblewoman auditions for a role, they fall into forbidden love -- and his play finds a new ...
Style: stylized, romantic, sweet, inspirational, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: forbidden love, cross dressing, theater, writer's life, shakespeare, love and romance, lovers, verbal byplay, hidden identity, unlikely couple, gender, muse ...
Time: 16th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london
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100%
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Othello (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The evil Iago pretends to be friend of Othello in order to manipulate him to serve his own end in the film version of this Shakespeare classic.
Style: tense, melancholic, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: black man white woman relationship, interracial relations, betrayal, vengeance, tragic love, murder, racism, jealousy, rivalry, love and romance, couples, friends ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 18th century, 1930s
Place: italy, venice, europe, mediterranean sea, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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Romeo + Juliet (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In director Baz Luhrmann's contemporary take on William Shakespeare's classic tragedy, the Montagues and Capulets have moved their ongoing feud to the sweltering suburb of Verona Beach, where Romeo and Juliet fall in love and secretly wed. ...
Style: stylized, romantic, tense, suspense, modern day adaptation ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, star crossed lovers, young lovers, teen romance, romance, true love, family feud, shakespeare, family relations, love and romance, gun violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Romeo and Juliet (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Director Franco Zeffirelli's beloved version of one of the most well-known love stories in the English language. Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet fall in love against the wishes of their feuding families. Driven by their passion, the young ...
Style: romantic, emotional, sweet, colourful, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, romance, family feud, young love, unfulfillment, fall in love, love and romance, true love, parents and children, love story, shakespeare ...
Time: 1930s
Place: italy, europe, new york, england, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Taming of the Shrew (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Baptista, a rich Paduan merchant, announces that his fair young daughter, Bianca, will remain unwed until her older sister, Katharina, a hellish shrew, has wed. Lucentio, a student and the son of a wealthy Pisan merchant, has fallen in love with ...
Style: witty, clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: battle of the sexes, opposites attract, farce, family relations, merchant, suitor, unlikely couple, love and romance, dishonesty, romance, couple relations, fall in love ...
Time: 16th century, 20th century, renaissance, 1930s, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, new york, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Othello (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 195 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, serious, realistic
Plot: betrayal, racism, jealousy, shakespeare's othello, tragedy, unfulfillment, love and romance, dishonesty, rivalry, tragic hero, life is a bitch, downfall ...
Time: 16th century
Place: venice, italy, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: J.R. is a typical Italian-American on the streets of New York. When he gets involved with a local girl, he decides to get married and settle down, but when he learns that she was once raped, he cannot handle it. More explicitly linked with Catholic ...
Style: talky, realistic, serious, touching, clever ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, opposites attract, friends, couples, hanging, bittersweet, urban, city life, teenage life, youth, romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, italy, europe, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Brideshead Revisited (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, Morocco, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Based on Evelyn Waugh's 1945 classic British novel, Brideshead Revisited is a poignant story of forbidden love and the loss of innocence set in England prior to the Second World War.
Style: sentimental, serious, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Plot: world war two, friendship, catholicism, fall in love, love and romance, couples, alcohol abuse, love triangle, society, understanding, friends, siblings relations ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1930s, 20s, 30s ...
Place: england, morocco, venice, europe, oxford university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Much Ado About Nothing (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In this Shakespearean farce, Hero and her groom-to-be, Claudio, team up with Claudio's commanding officer, Don Pedro, the week before their wedding to hatch a matchmaking scheme. Their targets are sharp-witted duo Benedick and Beatrice -- a ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, stylized, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: countryside, wedding, intrigue, opposites attract, romance, love and romance, eligible bachelor, aristocracy, young people, young lovers, dishonesty, unlikely couple ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, tuscany, venice, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Winslow Boy (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Early 20th century England: while toasting his daughter Catherine's engagement, Arthur Winslow learns the royal naval academy expelled his 14-year-old son, Ronnie, for stealing five shillings. Father asks son if it is true; when the lad denies ...
Style: witty, talky, clever, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: lawyer, legal, courtroom drama, hotshot lawyer, justice, couple relations, campaign, family relations, couples, injustice, family problems, royal court ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Hamlet (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Modern day adaptation of Shakespeare's immortal story about Hamlet's plight to avenge his father's murder in New York City.
Style: psychological, cynical, serious, meditative, intense ...
Plot: murder, haunted by the past, tragic hero, ghost, corporation, poisoning, betrayal, intrigue, vengeance, rivalry, love and romance, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 2000
Place: new york, denmark, usa, europe
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34%
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Yes (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: She is a scientist. He is a Lebanese doctor. They meet at a banquet and fall into a carefree, passionate relationship. But difficulties abound because of his heritage and her loveless marriage. She flies to Havana to sort things out on the beach and ...
Style: serious, sincere, stylized, witty, philosophical ...
Plot: infidelity, racism, culture clash, love affair, society, crumbling marriage, romance, social differences, couple relations, exile, husband wife relationship, blues ...
Place: cuba, london, england, europe, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Dangerous Beauty (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Veronica is brilliant, gifted and beautiful, but the handsome aristocrat she loves, Marco Venier, cannot marry her because she is penniless and of questionable family. So Veronica's mother, Paola, teaches her to become a courtesan, one of the ...
Style: sexual, witty, romantic, clever, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, prostitute, rich and poor, courtesan, fall in love, love and romance, beauty, society, social differences, couple relations, fighting the system, rebellion ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: venice, italy, europe, malta, turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Personal Velocity (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Three women's escapes from their afflicted lives. Each struggles to flee from the men who confine their personal freedom.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: hitchhiker, family relations, domestic violence, couple relations, love affair, human nature, parents and children, starting over, life is a bitch, couples, destructive relationship, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, india, brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Jungle Fever (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A successful and married black man contemplates having an affair with a white girl from work. He's quite rightly worried that the racial difference would make an already taboo relationship even worse.
Style: sexy, emotional, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: interracial romance, architect, interracial relations, love affair, black man white woman relationship, social differences, couples, society, romance, infidelity, prejudice, drug abuse ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, harlem, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.3
 1K
Zebrahead (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Interracial love story set in Detroit.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, sincere, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: interracial relations, high school, high school life, forbidden love, city life, teenage life, urban, racism, parents and children, americana, teenage love, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 70s
Place: detroit, usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 11K
Romeo & Juliet (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, Switzerland, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In Verona, bad blood between the Montague and Capulet families leads to much bitterness. Despite the hostility, Romeo Montague manages an invitation to a masked ball at the estate of the Capulets and meets Juliet, their daughter. The two are ...
Style: romantic, dramatic, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, star crossed lovers, young lovers, true love, tragic love, family feud, love and romance, shakespeare's romeo and juliet, family relations, parents and children, uninhibited rivalry, shakespeare ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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We Don't Live Here Anymore (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Married couple Jack and Terry Linden are experiencing a difficult period in their relationship. When Jack decides to step outside the marriage, he becomes involved with Edith, who happens to be the wife of his best friend and colleague, Hank Evans. ...
Style: touching, psychological, contemplative, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, unfaithful wife, marriage, friendship, cheating wife, betrayal, adultery, forbidden love, family problems, love affair, dishonesty, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
One Night Stand (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In Los Angeles, Max Carlyle makes a good living directing commercials and has a happy home life with his wife, Mimi, and two children. When Carlyle travels to New York City to visit his friend Charlie, who has been diagnosed with AIDS, he has repeat ...
Style: sexy, touching, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: male female relationship, friendship, lovers reunited, infidelity, love triangle, one night stand, adultery, couple relations, love affair, family problems, couples, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, los angeles, california, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Facing Windows (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, Turkey, Portugal, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Overburdened and stuck in a greying marriage, Giovanna takes to caring for a Jewish Holocaust survivor her husband brings home. As she begins to reflect on her life, she turns to the man who lives across from her.
Style: psychological, emotional, sincere, enigmatic, stylized ...
Plot: friendship, redemption, old man, fall in love, love affair, family problems, romance, haunted by the past, memory loss, holocaust survivor, compassion, saving a life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Late August, Early September (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A story about the transition from late youth to early maturity, the film follows several friends and lovers as they come to make decisions on how to live their lives--getting a job more in harmony with ones ideals, committing to a lover, giving up a ...
Style: talky, psychological, emotional, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, love and romance, romance, couple relations, human nature, couples, drinking alcohol, drinking, depression, betrayal, older man younger woman relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, tokyo, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
A Patch of Blue (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A blind, uneducated white girl is befriended by a black man, who becomes determined to help her escape her impoverished and abusive home life.
Style: suspense, touching, talky, emotional, tense ...
Plot: friendship, racism, prostitute, interracial relations, blindness, disability, family relations, alcohol abuse, interracial romance, tenement, innocence lost, park ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Basil (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A lonely young aristocrat in turn-of the century England struggles to meet the approval of his over-bearing, class-conscious father while trying to please the selfish woman he loves.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, light, sincere ...
Plot: fall in love, betrayal, unfulfilled love, friendship, couples, romance, love affair, society, father daughter relationship, adultery, secret, unrequited love ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london, ireland, yorkshire ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Wings of the Dove (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Kate is secretly betrothed to a struggling journalist, Merton Densher. But she knows her Aunt Maude will never approve of the match, since Kate's deceased mother has lost all her money in a marriage to a degenerate opium addict. When Kate meets ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, stylized, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: love triangle, female genitalia, nudity (full frontal - brief), forbidden love, couple relations, rich and poor, power relations, romance, betrayal, death, arranged marriage, matchmaking ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era, 19th century, 1920s
Place: england, london, europe, venice, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.9
 5K
Heights (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: 'Heights' follows five characters over 24 hours on a fall day in New York City. Isabel, a photographer, is having second thoughts about her upcoming marriage to Jonathan, a lawyer. On the same day, Isabel's mother Diana learns that ...
Style: realistic, serious, non-linear, emotional, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: infidelity, gay, lifestyle, introspection, city life, actor's life, artists and showbiz, love and romance, wedding, family relations, existentialism, life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, czech republic, eastern europe, slovakia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Dinner with Friends (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A husband and wife reevaluate their marriage after their closest friends, another couple decide to split up after twelve years.
Style: talky, sincere, realistic, witty, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, family problems, introspection, relationships, infidelity, crumbling marriage, love and romance, midlife crisis, dinner, starting over, honest, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: new york, usa, connecticut, new jersey, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Portrait of a Lady (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Ms. Isabel Archer isn't afraid to challenge societal norms. Impressed by her free spirit, her kindhearted cousin writes her into his fatally ill father's will. Suddenly rich and independent, Isabelle ventures into the world, along the way ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, intellectual, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: manipulation, friendship, couple relations, romance, infidelity, fall in love, money, family relations, male female relationship, unhappy marriage, impossible love, art ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1870s, 18th century
Place: europe, england, rome italy, sicily, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Ruby in Paradise (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Reeling from her mother's recent death, Ruby Lee Gissing relocates to Florida to start anew. After finding a job at a souvenir store, Ruby becomes friends with the shop's owner, Mildred Chambers, and slowly acclimates to her new ...
Style: touching, realistic, contemplative, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, self discovery, shoplifting, spring break, bittersweet, romance, urban, human nature, down on your luck, introspection, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, tennessee, usa, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Dangerous Liaisons is the film based on the novel of the same name by Choderlos de Laclos set in 18th century France. Marquise de Merteuil’s asks her ex-lover Vicomte de Valmont to seduce the future wife of another ex-lover of hers in return for ...
Style: tense, sexual, sexy, clever, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexuality, aristocracy, seduction, sexual relations, mind game, love triangle, innocence lost, passion, casanova, nudity (full frontal - brief), arranged marriage, couple relations ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, georgian era
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%