Movies like The Tempest 1979

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The Tempest (1979)
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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 spirit Ariel, Prospero conjures a tempest to wreck the Italian ship. The king's son, thinking all others lost, becomes Prospero's prisoner, falling in love with Miranda and she with him. Prospero's brother and the king wander the island, as do a drunken cook and sailor, who conspire with Caliban, Prospero's beastly slave, to murder Prospero. Prospero wants reason to triumph, Ariel wants his freedom, Miranda a husband; the sailors want to dance.
Style: atmospheric, sexy, serious, experimental, surreal, stylized, sexual, avant garde, offbeat
Plot: island, ghost, supernatural, betrayal, wizards and magicians, parents and children, destiny, love and romance, royal family, intrigue, couples, isolation, love affair, escapades, vengeance, confined, uninhibited rivalry, dancing, chess, revenge, sailor, female nudity, sorcerer, beach, sword ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, atmospheric, stylized and realistic films with plots about rivalry, parents and children, family relations, vengeance, nudity (full frontal - brief), love and romance and ghost mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Horror genres. Some movies like The Tempest: The Last of England (1987), Prospero's Books (1991), Hamlet (2015), The Angelic Conversation (1985), Hamlet (1969). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Last of England (1987)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The artist's personal commentary on the decline of his country in a language closer to poetry than prose. A dark meditation on London under Thatcher.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, sexual, disturbing ...
Plot: distopia, apocalypse, environmentalism, downfall, head of state, society, rise and fall, life is a bitch, chaos and mayhem, political corruption, against the odds, stream of consciousness ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: england, london, europe, new york, manhattan new york city ...
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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: stylized, atmospheric, talky, surreal, captivating ...
Plot: memory loss, legends and myths, imaginary kingdom, island, vengeance, royal family, parents and children, dishonesty, rivalry, escapades, sea disaster, wizards and magicians ...
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The Tempest (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An adaptation of the play by William Shakespeare. Prospera (a female version of Shakespeare's Prospero) is the usurped ruler of Milan who has been banished to a mysterious island with her daughter. Using her magical powers, she draws her ...
Style: surreal, captivating, serious, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: island, sorceress, spirit, storm, family relations, wizards and magicians, curses spells and rituals, vengeance, betrayal, escapades, destiny, isolation ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century
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66%
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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 ⇓
50%
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The Angelic Conversation (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 77 min.
Story: The Angelic Conversation is a lyrical, haunting film about a young man’s search for love, in a dreamlike landscape. Offscreen, Dame Judi Dench recites a sequence of Shakespeare sonnets, that counterpoint the action. Jarman called it, “My most ...
Style: surreal, serious, experimental, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: couples, love and romance, gender, gays and lesbians, introspection, love affair, lovers reunited, couple relations, poetry, lgbt, poem, love ...
Time: 80s
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48%
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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: tense, serious, atmospheric, psychological
Plot: tragic love, murder, ghost, tragedy, destructive relationship, vengeance, parents and children, royal family, haunted by the past, psychopath, couples, heroes ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, europe
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42%
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, realistic, serious, atmospheric, gloomy
Plot: ghost, betrayal, tragic love, insanity, revenge, dishonesty, rivalry, uncover truth, unfulfillment, state affairs, losing-it hero, tragic hero ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Cremaster 3 (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 182 min.
Story: CREMASTER 3 (2002) is set in New York City and narrates the construction of the Chrysler Building, which is in itself a character - host to inner, antagonistic forces at play for access to the process of (spiritual) transcendence. These factions ...
Style: experimental, surreal, atmospheric, stylized, mind bending ...
Plot: good versus evil, supernatural, punk, skyscraper, graphic violence, rivalry, artists and showbiz, apprentice, curses spells and rituals, surrealism, nudity (full frontal - brief), strong sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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38%
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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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38%
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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: talky, serious, cult film
Plot: murder, filicide, vengeance, greek mythology, parents and children, curses spells and rituals, fall in love, couple relations, infidelity, ancient history, royal family, haunted by the past ...
Place: ancient greece, greece
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36%
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The Tempest (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An adaptation of Shakespeare's classic is set in the Mississippi bayous during the Civil War.
Style: serious, stylized, atmospheric, modern day adaptation
Audience: family outing
Plot: swamp, american civil war, scout, love and romance, escapades, supernatural, romance, rivalry, master and servant, power relations, family relations, wizards and magicians ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Hamlet (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: To be or not to be, etc.
Style: atmospheric, emotional, stylized, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: haunted by the past, ghost, betrayal, tragic love, tragic hero, vengeance, parents and children, uncover truth, intrigue, dishonesty, rivalry, conspiracy ...
Time: 90s
Place: southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Industrial Symphony No. 1: The Dream of the Brokenhearted (1990)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: After her boyfriend ends their relationship, the dreamself of a heartbroken woman floats through the air over an industrial wasteland singing ballads of love.
Style: serious, surreal, experimental, gloomy, atmospheric ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), breakup, music, love and romance, unfulfilled love, tragic love, couples, daydreamer, lovers apart, surrealism, sexuality, dwarf ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: 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 ⇓
33%
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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: serious, realistic, talky, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: betrayal, king, aging, unfulfillment, rivalry, tragic hero, life is a bitch, state affairs, intrigue, downfall, dishonesty, family relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, realistic, serious, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: betrayal, ghost, manic, rivalry, tragic hero, dishonesty, head of state, unfulfillment, state affairs, haunted by the past, vengeance, parents and children ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: thought provoking, atmospheric, serious, stylized, surreal ...
Plot: introspection, dog, battle of the sexes, couple relations, crumbling marriage, human nature, infidelity, love, communication problem, fight, nudity (full frontal - brief), death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
How to Save Us (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Brian Everett's younger brother Sam goes missing on the island of Tasmania during the middle of a mysterious quarantine forcing Brian to traverse across enemy lines to save his brother from an army of ghosts.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: island, survival, missing person, ghost, confined, isolation, supernatural, rescue, curses spells and rituals, demonic possession, evil spirit, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Animals (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Pol is a teenager with a seemingly calm life: he lives with his brother and is still in high school. However, Pol has a secret: Deerhoof, a cuddly teddy bear who thinks, moves around and with whom he shares his best moments. Life goes on as normal ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, serious, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: gay teenager, teddy bear, teenage life, friendship, imaginary character, adolescence vs adulthood, supernatural, love and romance, surrealism, brother brother relationship, toy comes to life, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
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29%
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Green Snake (1993)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A mischievous snake who assumes human form interferes with the romance between her reptilian sister and a hapless man.
Style: atmospheric, surreal, serious, stylized, allegory ...
Plot: supernatural romance, martial arts, good versus evil, hidden identity, dangerous attraction, rivalry, romance, supernatural, fall in love, clergy, curses spells and rituals, sister sister relationship ...
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28%
Pink Narcissus (1971)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 65 min.
Story: An erotic poem set in the fantasies of a young male prostitute.
Style: realistic, serious, sexual, stylized, touching ...
Plot: gay interest, dream, couples, love and romance, artists and showbiz, gays and lesbians, prostitute, gender, misfit, social misfits, society, life is a bitch ...
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27%
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Brightness (1987)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Mali, Burkina Faso, France, West Germany, Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young man with magical powers journeys to his uncle to request help in fighting his sorcerer father.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, serious, light
Plot: magic, sorcerer, self discovery, parents and children, curses spells and rituals, nudity (full frontal - brief), family relations, selflessness, graphic violence, rivalry, young heroes, coming of age ...
Time: 13th century, middle ages
Place: africa, west africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Pitfall (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A man wanders into a seemingly deserted town with his young son in search of work. But after a bit of bad luck, he joins the town's population of lost souls.
Style: surreal, rough, suspenseful, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, miner, parents and children, village life, small town life, small town, village, destiny, storekeeper, countryside, lie ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Jubilee (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Queen Elizabeth I visits late twentieth-century Britain to find a depressing landscape where life has changed since her time.
Style: biting, serious, experimental, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: murder, future dystopia, time travel, queen elizabeth i, punk rock, punk, siblings relations, terrorism, music, society, life is a bitch, bbc ...
Time: future, 17th century
Place: london, england, europe, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Onmyoji: The Yin Yang Master (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: During a dark time in the Heian period, when evil forces threaten the kingdom, the emperor relies on the Onmyoji to keep the supernatural forces in line. But as political events become highly charged, friction within the order leads to betrayal. ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, atmospheric, epic, serious ...
Plot: destiny, supernatural, ghost, heroic mission, adventure, battles, betrayal, escapades, dishonesty, intrigue, martial arts, legends and myths ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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 ⇓
25%
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Steaming (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Steaming is the final film directed by Joseph Losey. It was adapted from Nell Dunn's play by Patricia Losey and Nell Dunn. It is about three women who meet regularly in a steam room and decide to fight its closure.
Style: serious, realistic, sexy, talky, sexual ...
Plot: parents and children, singleness, friendship, feminism, strong female presence, gender, best friends, single parent, love and romance, nudity (full frontal - brief), friends, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Othello (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 165 min.
Story: The 1965 version of the Shakespeare play.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, atmospheric, clever
Plot: interracial relations, tragic love, racism, murder, betrayal, tragedy, love, strangulation, couples, friends, couple relations, vengeance ...
Time: 16th century
Place: venice, italy, cyprus, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Drawing Restraint 9 (2005)
Genre: Fantasy
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The film concerns the theme of self-imposed limitation and continues Matthew Barney's interest in religious rite, this time focusing on Shinto
Style: atmospheric, stylized, serious, surreal, experimental
Plot: society, couple relations, religions or cults, couples, human nature, surrealism, whaling, nudity (full frontal - brief), ocean, ship, disintegration, wedding ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Meridian (1990)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Catherine Bomarzini returns to the family castle in Italy after her father's death and gets caught in the web of a mysterious love triangle: a man who is at times repulsive, at others enchanting; and a creature of the night whose gentle eyes ...
Style: sexy, gothic, atmospheric, suspenseful, sexual ...
Plot: curse, ghost, monster rape, afterlife, monster, castle, woman in danger, supernatural, love triangle, fall in love, dangerous attraction, destiny ...
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%