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Richard III (1995)
 7.4
 14K
Richard III (1995)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, War
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Shakespeare's Play transplanted into a 1930s setting.
Style: talky, atmospheric, stylized, witty, clever, bleak, serious, captivating, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: royal family, betrayal, manipulation, murder, battles, ambition, politics, political intrigue, dictatorship, intrigue, corrupted ruler, manipulations, anti hero, dishonesty, head of state, rivalry, state affairs, anti heroes, assassination, king, greed, graphic violence, rise and fall, blind ambition, society ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe, germany, new york

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and thought provoking films with plots about state affairs, betrayal, politics, dishonesty, dialogue, runaway and catastrophe mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like Richard III: Macbeth (2015), Coriolanus (2011), Cromwell (1970), Titus (1999), Hamlet (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Macbeth (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Feature film adaptation of Shakespeare's Scottish play about General Macbeth whose ambitious wife urges him to use wicked means in order to gain power of the throne over the sitting king, Duncan.
Style: bleak, stylized, brutal, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, murder, ambition, assassination, losing-it hero, witches, insanity, king, medieval, blind ambition, femme fatale, rise and fall ...
Time: middle ages, 11th century, 70s, 1930s
Place: scotland, europe, california
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48%
 6.1
 31K
Coriolanus (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Caius Martius, aka Coriolanus, is an arrogant and fearsome general who has built a career on protecting Rome from its enemies. Pushed by his ambitious mother to seek the position of consul, Coriolanus is at odds with the masses and unpopular with ...
Style: tense, stylized, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: rivalry, betrayal, tragedy, politics, vengeance, leadership, state affairs, rise and fall, uninhibited rivalry, tragic hero, ambition, suicide ...
Place: rome italy, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 6.9
 5K
Cromwell (1970)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Disgusted with the policies of King Charles I, Oliver Cromwell plans to take his family to the New World. But on the eve of their departure, Cromwell is drawn into the tangled web of religion and politics that will result in the English Civil War.
Style: epic, realistic, stylized, serious, factual ...
Plot: battles, revolution, political unrest, king, military, politics, intrigue, leadership, against the odds, royal family, rivalry, ambition ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 1600s, 80s, 18th century
Place: england, ireland, europe, britain, america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.1
 20K
Titus (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy, USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Titus Andronicus returns from the wars and sees his sons and daughters taken from him, one by one. Shakespeare's goriest and earliest tragedy.
Style: rough, serious, captivating, harsh, stylized ...
Plot: sacrifice, state affairs, head of state, war, violence spree, society, life is a bitch, brutality, betrayal, nudity (full frontal - brief), emperor, queen ...
Time: ancient history, 1930s
Place: rome italy, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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, vengeance ...
Time: 19th century, middle ages, 1800s, 18th century
Place: denmark, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.5
 28K
Henry V (1989)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Gritty adaption of William Shakespeare's play about the English King's bloody conquest of France.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, stylized, exciting ...
Plot: medieval, battles, war, politics, king, royal family, military, love and romance, mistress, state affairs, king of england, tragedy ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: france, europe, england, london, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
To Kill a King (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A recounting of the relationship between General Fairfax and Oliver Cromwell, as they try to cope with the consequences of deposing King Charles I.
Style: clever, talky, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: rivalry, betrayal, rebelliousness, state affairs, political unrest, revolution, society, dishonesty, intrigue, torture, battlefield, political intrigue ...
Time: 17th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Julius Caesar (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: All star cast heads up this 1970 remake of the William Shakespeare classic tale of the betrayal of the the Roman senate against their emperor, the plotting and scheming that led up to the assassination of the title charecter, and all of Romes' ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, psychotronic
Plot: assassination, betrayal, tragic hero, heroes, political unrest, political intrigue, roman empire, right hand man, downfall, rise and fall, intrigue, head of state ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
Place: rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 6.3
 5K
True Colors (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two law school friends find themselves at odds when one becomes a Justice Department lawyer and the other goes into politics.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, talky, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: politics, political corruption, legal action, college, friendship, betrayal, manipulation, society, political intrigue, rivalry, dishonesty, manipulations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, virginia, washington d.c., new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
It Happened Here (1965)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, War
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: It is the Second World War. The Nazis have invaded Britain. There is a split between the resistance and those who prefer to collaborate with the invaders for a quiet life. The protagonist, a nurse, is caught in the middle.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, tense, controversial, contemplative ...
Plot: hospital, politics, military, battles, fascism, world war two, distopia, german occupation, state affairs, life is a bitch, soldier, war ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1940, year 1944, year 1945 ...
Place: england, europe, madagascar, london, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.5
 94
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: atmospheric, psychological, serious, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: intrigue, rivalry, haunted by the past, vengeance, tragic hero, dishonesty, parents and children, murder, state affairs, betrayal, ghost, royal family ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, mentally unstable, haunted by the past, vengeance, life is a bitch, anti hero, social decay, dishonesty, anti heroes, secret identity ...
Time: future
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
 21K
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, disturbing, psychological ...
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 ⇓
49%
 7.1
 65K
1984 (1984)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: George Orwell's novel of a totalitarian future society in which a man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love.
Style: thought provoking, futuristic, disturbing, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: future dystopia, distopia, brainwashing, totalitarianism, against humanity, politics, fascism, society, fall in love, life is a bitch, dishonesty, betrayal ...
Time: future, 80s, 20th century, year 1984, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Land and Freedom (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Spain, Germany, Italy, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The movie narrates the story of David Carr, an unemployed worker and member of the Communist Party of Great Britain. In 1936 he decides to fight for the Republican side in the Spanish Civil War, an anti-fascist coalition of liberals, communists and ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: working class, revolution, fascism, civil war, politics, spanish civil war, communism, communist, fighting the system, idealism, war, fall in love ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 90s, 20th century
Place: spain, england, barcelona, europe, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.4
 12K
Macbeth (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A ruthlessly ambitious Scottish lord siezes the throne with the help of his scheming wife and a trio of witches.
Style: atmospheric, disturbing, bleak, captivating, serious ...
Plot: murder, betrayal, ghost, rise and fall, ambition, prophecy, rise to power, throne, blind ambition, state affairs, supernatural ability, rivalry ...
Time: 11th century, middle ages, 70s
Place: scotland, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.8
 13K
Becket (1964)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: King Henry II of England has trouble with the Church. When the Archbishop of Canterbury dies, he has a brilliant idea. Rather than appoint another pious cleric loyal to Rome and the Church, he will appoint his old drinking and wenching buddy, Thomas ...
Style: epic, tense, talky, thought provoking, clever ...
Plot: bishop, friendship, betrayal, politics, archbishop, intrigue, rise and fall, society, church, religions or cults, friends, dishonesty ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe, france, london, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.2
 226
Coalition (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Story: Political drama about the rise of Nick Clegg and the Liberal Democrats during the 2010 election. After the election failed to produce an outright winner, Clegg was catapulted into an unaccustomed position of influence and was the recipient of ...
Style: captivating, serious, atmospheric, psychological, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, campaign, rivalry, state affairs, political intrigue, ambition, rise to the top, election, politician, parliament, society, telephone conversation ...
Time: 21st century, year 2010, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Chimes at Midnight (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, War
Country: Switzerland, Spain
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The career of Shakespeare's Sir John Falstaff as roistering companion to young Prince Hal, circa 1400-1413.
Style: gloomy, realistic, serious, captivating, talky ...
Plot: betrayal, battles, royal family, friends, up and down relationship, ambition, state affairs, war, rise to the top, human nature, alcohol abuse, friendship ...
Time: 15th century
Place: england, europe, australia, japan, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Lion in Winter (1968)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: 1183 AD: King Henry II's three sons all want to inherit the throne, but he won't commit to a choice. They and his wife variously plot to force him.
Style: stylized, realistic, captivating, factual, suspense ...
Plot: king, christmas, mistress, political intrigue, power struggle, infidelity, throne, castle, queen, royal family, family relations, rivalry ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.0
 7K
Under Fire (1983)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Three U.S. journalists (Nick Nolte, Joanna Cassidy, Gene Hackman) get too close to one another and their work in 1979 Nicaragua.
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, emotional, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: photojournalist, revolution, journalism, idealism, politics, political unrest, media, military, rebelliousness, anti war, society, rebellion ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: nicaragua, latin america, central america, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.5
 433
Two Deaths (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A tale of power, passion and obsession set in a politically torn Eastern European country.
Style: talky, serious, realistic, emotional, enigmatic ...
Plot: revolution, obsession, vengeance, couples, state affairs, love and romance, wartime life, infidelity, human nature, tragic love, friendship, introspection ...
Time: 90s
Place: romania, europe, bucharest, eastern europe, rio de janeiro ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Before the Rain (1994)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Republic of North Macedonia, France, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The circularity of violence seen in a story that circles on itself. In Macedonia, during war in Bosnia, Christians hunt an ethnic Albanian girl who may have murdered one of their own. A young monk who's taken a vow of silence offers her ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, captivating, serious, non-linear ...
Plot: albanian, love affair, monk, politics, violence, murder, photographer, restaurant, girl, terrorist, anti war, rain ...
Time: 90s
Place: macedonia, former yugoslavia, london, england, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 7.0
 1K
The Deal (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It is approaching an election in the UK when the leader of the Labour party, John Smith, suffers another in a line of heart attacks and dies. With the leadership campaign about to start the clear choice appears to be Gordon Brown, a stanch Scotsman. ...
Style: clever, serious, realistic, talky, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, rise to the top, ambition, leadership, political corruption, dishonesty, campaign, state affairs, political intrigue, betrayal, society, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 90s, 80s
Place: england, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.2
 893
Joy Division (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Germany, Hungary
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A teenage orphan fights against the Red Army at the end of WWII and in the aftermath is 'adopted' by a Commissar. Years later he is sent to London during the Cold war to work for the KGB, where he questions his life.
Style: serious, disturbing, captivating, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: kgb, world war two, introspection, political unrest, haunted by the past, betrayal, politics, secret agents, moral dilemma, state affairs, dishonesty, undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1945
Place: russia, london, england, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.9
 39K
Anonymous (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I, and the Essex Rebellion against her, the story advances the theory that it was in fact Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford who penned Shakespeare's plays.
Style: stylized, serious, captivating, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: politics, intrigue, inheritance, political intrigue, lifestyle, play, dishonesty, state affairs, political unrest, writer's life, desire for fame, aristocracy ...
Time: 16th century, 1930s, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london, spain, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When Queen Elizabeth's reign is threatened by ruthless familial betrayal and Spain's invading army, she and her shrewd adviser must act to safeguard to the lives of her people.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, epic, colourful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: queen elizabeth i, queen, throne, period piece, british history, monarchy, royal family, political intrigue, sea battle, politics, head of state, catholicism ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, renaissance, 1500s, 1930s ...
Place: england, europe, spain, scotland, virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
A Man for All Seasons (1966)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Man for All Seasons is the filmed version of the life of Thomas More. An English man comes to Sir Thomas More to ask if he can divorce his wife since King Henry VIII has made it illegal. Sir Thomas More stands up in opposition to the King even ...
Style: talky, contemplative, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: idealism, treason, execution, ambition, period piece, decapitation, oath, betrayal, clergy, rebellion, dishonesty, intrigue ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: england, europe, rome italy, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Henry VIII of England discards one wife, Katharine of Aragon, who has failed to produce a male heir, in favor of the young and beautiful Anne Boleyn.
Style: talky, serious, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Plot: british history, ambition, infidelity, frame up, king, betrayal, romance, politics, state affairs, love and romance, rise to the top, dishonesty ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 1500s, 1930s, 18th century ...
Place: england, europe, britain, london, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 8.1
 9K
Wolf Hall (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
Story: England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the King dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years and marry Anne Boleyn. The Pope and most of Europe oppose ...
Style: serious, captivating, stylized, suspense, factual ...
Plot: rise to the top, political intrigue, royal family, manipulation, state affairs, ambition, manipulations, betrayal, politics, society, dishonesty, blind ambition ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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