Movies like Richard III

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Richard III (1995)
 7.3
 15K
Richard III (1995)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, War
Country: UK, USA
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, intrigue, political intrigue, corrupted ruler, rivalry, head of state, dishonesty, state affairs, assassination, dictatorship, king, greed, graphic violence, society, rise and fall, human nature, blind ambition, nazi, kidnapping ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 18th century, 30s
Place: england, london, europe, germany, new york

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Most similar movies to Richard III

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and talky films with plots about state affairs, betrayal, dishonesty, rivalry, politics, runaway and dialogue mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like Richard III: Macbeth (2015), Anonymous (2011), Coriolanus (2011), Cromwell (1970), Titus (1999). 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, captivating, brutal, atmospheric ...
Plot: betrayal, crown, murder, ambition, medieval, assassination, state affairs, rise and fall, tragic hero, couple relations, losing-it hero, rivalry ...
Time: middle ages, 11th century, 70s, 1930s
Place: scotland, europe, california
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50%
 6.8
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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, incestuous sex, inheritance, political intrigue, intrigue, lifestyle, queen elizabeth i, state affairs, dishonesty, political unrest, aristocracy, desire for fame ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london, new york, italy ...
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100%
 6.1
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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, rough ...
Plot: rivalry, betrayal, tragedy, politics, vengeance, leadership, state affairs, rise and fall, uninhibited rivalry, tragic hero, ambition, suicide ...
Place: rome italy, england
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61%
 6.9
 6K
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, serious, stylized, factual ...
Plot: battles, revolution, political unrest, military, politics, against the odds, royal family, intrigue, leadership, rivalry, rebellion, society ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 80s, 18th century
Place: england, ireland, europe, britain, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 7.1
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Titus (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy, UK
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, war, head of state, violence spree, life is a bitch, society, brutality, betrayal, nudity (full frontal - brief), goth, ancient ...
Time: 1930s
Place: rome italy, europe, italy
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100%
 7.8
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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, realistic ...
Plot: prince, murder, shakespeare, betrayal, royal family, funeral, intrigue, love and romance, tragic hero, rivalry, royal court, vengeance ...
Time: 19th century, middle ages, 18th century
Place: denmark, europe, england
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55%
 6.3
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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, campaign, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c., virginia, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.5
 30K
Henry V (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, 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, exciting, serious, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: medieval, battles, war, honor, politics, king of england, royal family, mistress, military, state affairs, love and romance, tragedy ...
Time: 15th century
Place: france, europe, england, london, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The Hollow Crown (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 150 min.
TV show
Story: The Hollow Crown is a series of British television films featuring William Shakespeare's History Plays. The first Season is an adaptation of Shakespeare's second historical tetralogy, the Henriad: Richard II, Henry IV, Part I and Henry ...
Style: serious, captivating, stylized, epic, harsh ...
Plot: royal family, king, queen, heir to the throne, betrayal, rivalry, battles, prince, political intrigue, power struggle, throne, politics ...
Time: 15th century
Place: england, europe
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51%
 7.4
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Macbeth (1971)
Genre: 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, rough ...
Plot: murder, betrayal, prophecy, ambition, ghost, rise and fall, rise to power, throne, devious, state affairs, supernatural ability, heroes ...
Time: 11th century, middle ages, 70s
Place: scotland, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, psychotronic
Plot: assassination, betrayal, heroes, tragic hero, roman empire, ancient history, political unrest, political intrigue, state affairs, head of state, downfall, dishonesty ...
Time: 1st century b.c.
Place: rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, tragic hero, poisoning, revenge, state affairs, family relations, parents and children, royal family, unfulfillment, dishonesty, spirit, father son relationship ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.8
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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, clergy, friends, religions or cults, church, royal family, introspection, rivalry ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe, france, london, vatican ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
It Happened Here (1964)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, War
Country: UK
Duration: 93 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: thought provoking, tense, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: politics, military, battles, fascism, distopia, world war two, hospital, german occupation, against humanity, war, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 1940s, 1910s, year 1945, year 1940, year 1944
Place: england, europe, london, madagascar, germany ...
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46%
 6.4
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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, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: tragic hero, intrigue, haunted by the past, rivalry, vengeance, royal family, state affairs, parents and children, dishonesty, ghost, murder, betrayal ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, captivating, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: betrayal, battles, royal family, friends, up and down relationship, state affairs, ambition, war, rise to the top, friendship, alcohol abuse, human nature ...
Time: 15th century
Place: england, europe, australia, japan, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.0
 8K
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, serious, emotional, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: photojournalist, revolution, journalism, idealism, politics, media, military, political unrest, society, anti war, rebelliousness, rebellion ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979
Place: nicaragua, latin america, central america, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: thought provoking, bleak, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: revenge, murder, wedding, mentally unstable, haunted by the past, vengeance, secret identity, life is a bitch, dishonesty, social decay, dark humor, rape ...
Time: future
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: revolution, working class, fascism, civil war, politics, spanish civil war, communism, communist, anarchist, fighting the system, idealism, war ...
Time: 1930s, 90s, 20th century
Place: spain, barcelona, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.5
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Arabesque (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Story of international intrigue involving a university professor, an Arab prime minister, a ruthless businessman, a beautiful spy, and hieroglyphics.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, talky, twists and turns ...
Plot: espionage, murder, gangsters, spy, political intrigue, professor, politics, intrigue, dishonesty, investigation, justice, assassination ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: england, london, europe, oxford university, middle east
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44%
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Power (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Pete St. John is a powerful and successful political consultant, with clients spread around the country. When his long-time friend and client Ohio senator Sam Hastings decides to quit politics, he is rapidly drafted to help with the campaign of the ...
Style: realistic, serious, cynical, clever, talky
Plot: political corruption, politics, campaign, political intrigue, state affairs, fighting the system, society, manipulation, legal, ambition, media, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ 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: realistic, stylized, captivating, factual, suspense ...
Plot: king, christmas, mistress, queen, power struggle, political intrigue, infidelity, throne, rivalry, castle, royal family, family relations ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Nineteen Eighty-Four (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, disturbing, psychological, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: distopia, future dystopia, brainwashing, totalitarianism, fascism, society, against humanity, politics, surveillance, fall in love, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, 80s, 20th century, year 1984, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe, united kingdom, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Coalition (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 74 min.
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: serious, captivating, atmospheric, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: politics, campaign, state affairs, political intrigue, rivalry, rise to the top, ambition, parliament, politician, election, society, negotiation ...
Time: 21st century, year 2010, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, captivating, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: idealism, betrayal, ambition, treason, execution, decapitation, death sentence, oath, hopes, intrigue, rebellion, state affairs ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe, rome italy, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: serious, captivating, realistic, epic, colourful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: queen elizabeth i, british history, queen, throne, head of state, royal family, monarchy, palace intrigue, political intrigue, politics, catholicism, state affairs ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 18th century, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: england, europe, spain, scotland, america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Lion in Winter (2003)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: King Henry II (Patrick Stewart) keeps his wife, Eleanor (Glenn Close) locked away in the towers because of her frequent attempts to overthrow him. With Eleanor out of the way he can have his dalliances with his young mistress (Yuliya Vysotskaya). ...
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: royal family, political intrigue, family relations, parents and children, infidelity, uninhibited rivalry, couple relations, romance, dishonesty, rivalry, state affairs, couples ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 8.1
 11K
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: captivating, serious, stylized, factual, suspense ...
Plot: royal family, rise to the top, political intrigue, state affairs, ambition, manipulation, dishonesty, society, blind ambition, betrayal, politics, rise and fall ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Burnt by the Sun (1994)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Russia, 1936: revolutionary hero Colonel Kotov is spending an idyllic summer in his dacha with his young wife and six-year-old daughter Nadia and other assorted family and friends. Things change dramatically with the unheralded arrival of Cousin ...
Style: touching, captivating, stylized, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: politics, parents and children, communism, totalitarianism, russian history, symbolism, repression, stalinism, family relations, betrayal, friendship, colonel ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1936
Place: russia, ussr, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 8.0
 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: serious, emotional, stylized, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: royal court, betrayal, revenge, murder, rivalry, tragic hero, queen, state affairs, heroes, intrigue, royal family, crimes ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%