Movies like Macbeth 1971

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Macbeth (1971)
Macbeth (1971)
Original name: The Tragedy of Macbeth
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: disturbing, atmospheric, bleak, sexy, fairy tale, light, gothic, brutal, enigmatic, breathtaking ...
Plot: shakespeare, murder, medieval, guilt, witch, prophecy, betrayal, desert island, ghost, ambition, violence, female nudity, death, sword fight, tragedy, brutality, greed, marriage, assassination, visceral, nude, catastrophe, demon, distopia, macabre ...
Time: 11th century, middle ages, 70s
Place: scotland, england, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out thought provoking, serious, visually appealing and realistic films with plots about dialogue, mentor, adaptation, catastrophe, runaway, greed and betrayal mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like Macbeth: Hamlet (1990), The Lion in Winter (1968), Hamlet (1996), Titus (1999), Henry V (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, atmospheric, stylized, brutal, psychological ...
Plot: shakespeare, medieval, ambition, betrayal, murder, crown, throne, witch, insanity, brutality, suspense, prophecy ...
Time: middle ages, 11th century, 70s, 1930s
Place: scotland, california, europe
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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, realistic, melancholic, compassionate, bleak ...
Plot: shakespeare, medieval, murder, royal family, poisoning, tragic hero, family relations, state affairs, parents and children, spirit, dishonesty, unfulfillment ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, england, europe
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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: political, factual, atmospheric, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: power struggle, political intrigue, royalty, king, infidelity, suspense, dysfunctional family, british history, medieval, royal family, manipulation, british royal family ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, france
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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: stylized, atmospheric, captivating, serious, sexy ...
Plot: shakespeare, revenge, betrayal, tragedy, vengeance, medieval, royal family, ghost, funeral, intrigue, love and romance, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, middle ages, 18th century
Place: europe, denmark, england
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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: sexy, disturbing, harsh, rough, serious ...
Plot: shakespeare, ancient, brutality, justice, ancient rome, secrets, sacrifice, war, head of state, state affairs, revenge, violence spree ...
Time: 1930s
Place: rome italy, ancient greece, europe, italy
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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: epic, realistic, exciting, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: medieval, battles, war, shakespeare, politics, royal family, tragedy, king, king of england, mistress, military, state affairs ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages
Place: england, france, europe, london, scotland
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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, sexy, compassionate, tense, meditative ...
Plot: shakespeare, medieval, transformation, battles, betrayal, war, guilt, obsession, macabre, poetry, gangsters, crime gone awry ...
Time: middle ages, 15th century
Place: england, japan, australia, spain, europe ...
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Hamlet (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 191 min.
Story: A stage production of Hamlet filmed at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in New York.
Style: sexy, affectionate, visually appealing, atmospheric, enigmatic ...
Plot: shakespeare, murder, corruption, secrets, british, life philosophy, gangsters, obsession, crime gone awry, murder mystery, love, fighting the system ...
Time: 1930s, 18th century
Place: london, california, denmark, australia
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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: atmospheric, melancholic, tense, sexy, visually appealing ...
Plot: interracial relations, shakespeare, black man white woman relationship, betrayal, racism, murder, tragedy, jealousy, tragic love, revenge, love and romance, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century, 1930s, 16th century, middle ages
Place: england, venice, italy, europe, mediterranean sea
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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: meditative, intense, psychological, cynical, serious ...
Plot: murder, revenge, shakespeare, ghost, tragedy, betrayal, vengeance, corporation, tragic hero, haunted by the past, poisoning, intrigue ...
Time: year 2000, 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, europe, usa, denmark
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The Crucible (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The movie is centered around the Salem Massachusetts witch trials of 1692. The movie is based on the play "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller. He also wrote the screen play adaptation.
Style: talky, rough, disturbing, dramatic, emotional ...
Plot: witch, witch hunt, colonial america, politics, courtroom drama, legal, vengeance, curse, court, manipulation, secrets, lawyer ...
Time: 17th century, 50s, 90s
Place: massachusetts, usa, california, canada, new england
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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, political ...
Plot: politics, royal family, shakespeare, murder, betrayal, manipulation, assassination, greed, ambition, battles, corrupted ruler, intrigue ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 18th century
Place: england, london, new york, germany, europe
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Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1980 (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After 6 years of brutal murders the West Yorkshire Police fear that they may have already interviewed The Ripper and let him back into the world to continue his reign of terror upon the citizens of Yorkshire, but things become more difficult for the ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, enigmatic, atmospheric, cerebral ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, police corruption, police investigation, murder mystery, twists and turns, who done it, conspiracy, uncover truth, police detective, dishonesty, riddles and clues ...
Time: 80s, year 1980, 20th century, 70s
Place: yorkshire, england, europe, london
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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, talky, tense, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: religion, friendship, politics, medieval, british history, martyr, betrayal, murder, christian, royalty, catholic, intrigue ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, california, rome italy, europe, france ...
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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, political, intense, psychological ...
Audience: date night
Plot: politics, vengeance, shakespeare, betrayal, tragedy, rivalry, manipulation, suspense, brutality, twists and turns, state affairs, leadership ...
Place: rome italy, england
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The Emperor and the Assassin (1998)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China, France, Japan
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In pre-unified China, the King of Qin sends his concubine to a rival kingdom to produce an assassin for a political plot, but as the king's cruelty mounts she finds her loyalty faltering.
Style: epic, thought provoking, sexy, allegory, visually appealing ...
Plot: bow and arrow, assassination, antiquity, assassin, betrayal, medieval, murder, sword fight, revolution, dark hero, obsession, destiny ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china, spain, asia, ancient china
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Marat/Sade (1967)
Genre: Drama, History, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In Charenton Asylum, the Marquis de Sade directs a play about Jean Paul Marat's death, using the patients as actors. Based 'The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under ...
Style: disturbing, stylized, psychological, biting, tense ...
Plot: french revolution, art, politics, insanity, revolution, sex maniac, fighting the system, psychopath, mental illness, murder, suspense, violence ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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No (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Chile, France, Mexico, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition ...
Style: political, sentimental, psychological, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: campaign, oppression, fighting the system, underdog, advertising, dictatorship, politics, political conspiracy, rebellion, against the odds, advertising agency, democracy ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1988
Place: chile, latin america, south america, santiago chile
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Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1974 (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: It's Yorkshire in 1974, and fear, mistrust and institutionalised police corruption are running riot. Rookie journalist Eddie Dunford is determined to search for the truth in an increasingly complex maze of lies and deceit surrounding the police ...
Style: atmospheric, dark, bleak, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, murder mystery, investigation, journalism, police brutality, conspiracy, twists and turns, strangulation, brutality, justice, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, year 1974
Place: yorkshire, england, scotland, northern england, europe
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The Devils (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A dramatised historical account of the rise and fall of Urbain Grandier, a 17th-century Roman Catholic priest accused of witchcraft following alleged demonic possessions of sexually repressed nuns.
Style: disturbing, psychological, surreal, controversial, bleak ...
Plot: surrealism, inquisition, religion, priest, devil, witch, nun, politics, cult, sex with a priest, clergy, macabre ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century, middle ages
Place: france, england, london, europe
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Woyzeck (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Having fathered an illegitimate child with his lover, Marie, feckless soldier Franz Woyzeck takes odd jobs around his small town to provide some extra money for them. One of them is volunteering for experiments conducted by a local doctor, who puts ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, disturbing, bleak, art house ...
Plot: murder, insanity, military, loser, brutality, infidelity, obsession, soldier, child, nude, crime gone awry, assassination ...
Time: 1920s, 19th century, 70s, 20th century
Place: germany
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Wuthering Heights (1992)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Young orphan Heathcliff is adopted by the wealthy Earnshaw family and moves into their estate, Wuthering Heights. Soon, the new resident falls for his compassionate foster sister, Cathy. The two share a remarkable bond that seems unbreakable until ...
Style: romantic, atmospheric, gothic, emotional, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: obsession, tragic love, forbidden love, social differences, revenge, master and servant, betrayal, haunted by the past, love, love story, love and romance, class differences ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, regency period, georgian era, 70s
Place: england, europe
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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, sexy, colourful, heartbreaking, dramatic ...
Plot: british history, tudors, royal family, british monarchy, royalty, adultery, british royal family, renaissance, intrigue, betrayal, politics, king ...
Time: 16th century, 60s, 18th century, 1930s, middle ages
Place: england, london, scotland, europe, britain
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Mr. Turner (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner lives his last 25 years with gusto and secretly becomes involved with a seaside landlady, while his faithful housekeeper bears an unrequited love for him.
Style: enigmatic, surreal, meditative, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: painter, art, painting, artist, eccentricity, character study, estrangement, ambition, elderly, love and romance, society, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 1840s, 1830s, victorian era ...
Place: england, london, holland
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The Leopard (1963)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 186 min.
Story: As Garibaldi's troops begin the unification of Italy in the 1860s, an aristocratic Sicilian family grudgingly adapts to the sweeping social changes undermining their way of life. Proud but pragmatic Prince Don Fabrizio Salina allows his war ...
Style: epic, cerebral, political, visually appealing, gloomy ...
Plot: decadence, revolution, politics, melancholy, catholic, ambition, death, italian history, battles, character study, culture clash, childhood ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
Place: italy, sicily, vatican, rome italy, palermo italy ...
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Caligula (1979)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: The perversion behind imperial Rome, the epic story of Rome's mad Emporer. All the details of his cruel, bizarre reign are revealed right here: His unholy sexual passion for his sister, his marriage to Rome's most infamous prostitute, his ...
Style: erotic, sexual, disturbing, controversial, art house ...
Audience: adult
Plot: brutality, ancient rome, explicit sex, sex, sexploitation, incest, sexuality, ancient world, sex orgy, betrayal, sexual perversion, lust ...
Time: ancient times, 1st century
Place: italy, rome italy
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Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1983 (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Nine years on, another Morley child has gone missing on her way home from school. Detective Chief Superintendent Maurice Jobson is forced to remember the very similar disappearance of Clare Kemplay, who was found dead in 1974, and the subsequent ...
Style: bleak, gloomy, enigmatic, dark, brutal ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, murder mystery, police investigation, justice, wrongful conviction, uncover truth, interrogation, dishonesty, clergy, confined, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: yorkshire, england, europe
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Elizabeth (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The story of the ascension to the throne and the early reign of Queen Elizabeth the First, the endless attempts by her council to marry her off, the Catholic hatred of her and her romance with Lord Robert Dudley.
Style: factual, realistic, stylized, political, epic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: queen, british history, queen elizabeth i, tudors, historical character, politics, head of state, british royal family, royal court, royal family, throne, political intrigue ...
Time: 16th century, 19th century, victorian era, middle ages, 18th century
Place: england, london, scotland, spain, europe ...
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Braveheart (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Enraged at the slaughter of Murron, his new bride and childhood love, Scottish warrior William Wallace slays a platoon of the local English lord's soldiers. This leads the village to revolt and, eventually, the entire country to rise up against ...
Style: epic, breathtaking, emotional, scenic, factual ...
Audience: boys' night, manly, chick flick
Plot: medieval, courage, war, freedom, sword fight, battles, vengeance, idealism, tragic hero, warrior, love story, beautiful scenery ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century, 13th century, 19th century
Place: scotland, england, scottish highlands, europe, united kingdom ...
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47 Samurai (1962)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 207 min.
Story: The story tells of a group of samurai who were left leaderless (becoming ronin) after their daimyo (feudal lord) was forced to commit seppuku (ritual suicide) for assaulting a court official named Kira Yoshinaka, whose title was Kōzuke no suke. The ...
Style: epic, bleak, harsh, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: samurai, vengeance, seppuku, brutality, justice, medieval, battles, martial arts, courage, redemption, society, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, middle ages
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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