Movies like Othello 1981

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Othello (1981)
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Othello (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 203 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 ends. Venice needs Othello to protect its commercial interests in Cyprus where the Turkish fleet is headed. Desdemona insists on going to Cyprus, too. In Cyprus, Iago plots to convince Othello that Desdemona has betrayed him with Cassio. A lot more than political ambition seems to be motivating Iago.
Style: atmospheric, rough, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: racism, betrayal, jealousy, tragedy, shakespeare's othello, vengeance, romance, couple relations, tragic love, life is a bitch, interracial relations, love and romance, infidelity, intrigue, couples, dishonesty, downfall, rivalry, mistaken identity, tragic hero, state affairs, unfulfillment, love, male female relationship, interracial romance ...
Time: 16th century
Place: venice, italy, turkey

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and atmospheric films with plots about unfulfillment, betrayal, love and romance, tragedy, dishonesty, couples and rivalry mostly in Drama, Romance and Music genres. Some movies like Othello: Romeo and Juliet (1968), King Lear (1983), Hamlet (2015), Kiss Me Again (2010), Tess of the D'Urbervilles (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, society, unfulfillment, couple relations, infidelity, vengeance ...
Time: 16th century
Place: venice, italy, cyprus, europe
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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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: black man white woman relationship, interracial relations, betrayal, vengeance, tragic love, murder, racism, jealousy, couples, love and romance, rivalry, friends ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 18th century, 1930s
Place: italy, venice, europe, mediterranean sea, england
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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
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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, love and romance, parents and children, fall in love, true love, shakespeare, love story ...
Time: 1930s
Place: italy, europe, new york, england, paris france
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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, talky, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: betrayal, vengeance, parents and children, family relations, uncontrollable, family problems, nagging and grouching, royal family, siblings relations, human nature, intrigue, dishonesty ...
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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: serious, atmospheric, psychological, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: tragic hero, intrigue, haunted by the past, vengeance, rivalry, murder, state affairs, dishonesty, parents and children, ghost, royal family, betrayal ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, europe
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Kiss Me Again (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A look at the lives of Carlo, Giulia, and their friends some 10 years after the events of L'Ultimo bacio.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, captivating, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, couple relations, love affair, true love, hopes, dishonesty, breakup, human nature, family life, couples, family problems, parents separation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
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Tess of the D'Urbervilles (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Thomas Hardy's classic epic remains one of the most popular novels, this TV adaptation vividly depicts the powerful tale of a peasant girl whose life is torn apart by the love and jealousy of two men. Justine Waddell stars as the hapless Child ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, atmospheric, emotional
Plot: innocence lost, farming, intrigue, romance, rich and poor, infidelity, social differences, fall in love, love affair, tragic love, love and romance, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, victorian england, 1800s
Place: england, europe
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Romeo and Juliet (1966)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Classic ballet by Kenneth MacMillan to the music of Prokofiev.
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, emotional, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, dancer's life, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, romance, music, tragic love, true love, forbidden love, couples, love, male female relationship ...
Place: england
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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
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29%
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The Voyage (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Adriana De Mauro loves Cesar Braggi, but Cesar, honoring his father's dying wish, allows his brother, Antonio, to marry Adriana. As fate wills, Antonio dies in an automobile accident. Adriana's mourning for Antonio ends when Cesar steps in ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: tragic love, couple relations, terminal illness, unfulfilled love, siblings relations, unfulfillment, romance, life is a bitch, love and romance, family relations, couples, gondola ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 1900s
Place: sicily, venice, italy, europe
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27%
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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, contemplative, bleak, emotional
Plot: betrayal, tragic hero, rivalry, state affairs, life is a bitch, downfall, unfulfillment, dishonesty, aging, intrigue, family relations, dysfunctional family ...
Place: russia
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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, serious, realistic, talky
Plot: betrayal, family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, tragic hero, intrigue, rivalry, unfulfillment, state affairs, dishonesty, downfall, royal family ...
Time: 70s
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27%
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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, intrigue, heroes, unfulfillment, assassination, hidden identity, supernatural, supernatural ability, deadly ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, europe
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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, unfulfillment, state affairs, dishonesty, deadly, royal family, vengeance, uncover truth ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark
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Anna Karenina (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Tragic Anna leaves her cold husband for dashing Count Vronsky in 19th-century Russia.
Style: serious, emotional, psychological, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: infidelity, tragic love, betrayal, love triangle, family relations, tragic hero, love affair, forbidden love, fall in love, unsupportive spouse, destructive relationship, tragedy ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
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Othello (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 195 min.
Story: Adaptation of Shakespeare's play.
Plot: racism, royalty, male female relationship, espionage, husband wife relationship, betrayal, jealousy, conspiracy, maniac, tragedy, deception, triumph ...
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26%
The Other Boleyn Girl (2003)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on the controversial novel by Philippa Gregory, "The Other Boleyn Girl" is a fictionalised account of the life of Lady Mary Boleyn (Natascha McElhone) who becomes mistress to England's king, Henry VIII (Jared Harris), before ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, stylized, sexy
Plot: mistress, royal family, infidelity, sister, uninhibited rivalry, royal court, intrigue, blind ambition, love and romance, rise to the top, betrayal, state affairs ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: england, europe
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25%
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The Anonymous Venetian (1970)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Without mentioning the reason, Venetian musician Enrico invites his ex-wife Valeria to visit him, and her heart is broken again during their last days together.
Style: contemplative, emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: terminal illness, life is a bitch, love and romance, midlife crisis, couples, friends, cloning, concentration camp, romance, tunnel, unfulfillment, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, venice
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25%
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Othello (1986)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Netherlands, Italy, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Having previously staged Verdi's 1887 opera Otello at the Met and La Scala, filmmaker Franco Zeffirelli committed his production to film in 1986. Starring as the fatally jealous Moor of Venice is Placido Domingo, who had also headlined ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: opera, obsession, betrayal, unfulfillment, tragic hero, losing-it hero, dishonesty, intrigue, manipulations, rivalry, love and romance, palaces castles and temples ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, venice, paris france
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25%
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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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24%
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O (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Hot young stars, a hip, driving soundtrack, plus a provocative tale of jealousy and betrayal combine to create this controversial modern-day version of Shakespeare's classic, "Othello." O is Odin James (Mekhi Phifer), the ...
Style: tense, serious, suspense, intense, clever ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: high school, friends, betrayal, interracial relations, basketball, downfall, teenage life, love and romance, youth, couple relations, dishonesty, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
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24%
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 ...
Plot: loan, friends, love and romance, jewish, prejudice, social decay, life is a bitch, trial, friendship, religious intolerance, uninhibited rivalry, shakespeare play ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1930s, 18th century
Place: venice, europe, italy, england
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Henry VIII (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 193 min.
Story: Henry VIII is a two-part British television movie produced principally by Granada Television for ITV. It chronicles the life of Henry VIII of England from the disintegration of his first marriage to an aging Spanish princess until his death ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: king of england, ambition, romance, infidelity, dishonesty, intrigue, royal family, head of state, state affairs, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, clergy ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1500s
Place: england, europe
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23%
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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, queen, murder, tragic hero, rivalry, stepfather stepson relationship, royal family, intrigue, state affairs, heroes ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, europe
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22%
Icharus Broken (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After four years in prison, Bobby is released into a world he no longer recognizes. His exgirlfriend Penny is abusing drugs. Their daughter is in foster care. Bobby's sister is in the process of rebuilding her life after a bad relationship.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious
Plot: love, romance, hopes, prostitute, couples, addiction, destiny, drug abuse, haunted by the past, vengeance, starting over, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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M. Butterfly (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In 1960s China, French diplomat Rene Gallimard falls in love with an opera singer, Song Liling - but Song is not at all who Gallimard thinks.
Style: erotic, serious, realistic, enigmatic, sexy ...
Plot: opera, betrayal, culture clash, communism, transvestism, gender bending, espionage, romance, social differences, fall in love, love affair, forbidden love ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: china, france, europe, asia, paris france ...
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22%
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Milan (2004)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Loving husband Lino is on a mission: His wife, who works as a domestic in Milan, is missing and he's determined to find her. To do so, he enters Italy illegally and takes cover as one of the hundreds of Filipino migrant workers wh make their ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: fall in love, missing person, couple relations, dangerous attraction, infidelity, couples, romance, society, love and romance, female director, overseas worker, naivete
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, the philippines, milan italy
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Eva (1962)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Best-selling author Tyvian Jones has a life of leisure in Venice, Italy, until he has a chance encounter with sultry Frenchwoman Eva Olivier. He falls for her instantly, despite already having wedding plans with Francesca Ferrara. Winning Eva's ...
Style: gloomy, atmospheric, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), novelist, unfulfillment, love and romance, prostitute, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, midlife crisis, couple relations, dangerous attraction, infidelity, sexual relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: venice, italy, europe, rome italy
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21%
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Onegin (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the opulent St. Petersburg of the Empire period, Eugene Onegin is a jaded but dashing aristocrat - a man often lacking in empathy, who suffers from restlessness, melancholy and, finally, regret. Through his best friend Lensky, Onegin is ...
Style: atmospheric, clever, realistic, contemplative, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, fall in love, unfulfillment, love and romance, unfulfilled love, couple relations, love affair, obsession, tragic love, unrequited love, countryside, book ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, victorian era, 18th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg, london, tokyo
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21%