Movies like The Trojan Women

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The Trojan Women (1971)
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The Trojan Women (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The women of Troy face enslavement after the fall of their city.
Style: serious, realistic, talky
Plot: war, heroes, forbidden love, legends and myths, life is a bitch, master warrior, royal family, gender, wartime life, tragic hero, state affairs, greek mythology, conquering, enslavement, destiny, ancient history, horse, princess, queen, female nudity, prisoner, slave, greek, woman, female protagonist ...
Place: ancient greece, greece

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and contemplative films with plots about life is a bitch, unfulfillment, state affairs, family relations, tragedy, tragic hero and rivalry mostly in Drama, Biography and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Trojan Women: Iphigenia (1977), Electra (1962), Antigone (1961), Phaedra (1962), Steaming (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Iphigenia (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The Greek army is about to set sail to a great battle, but the winds refuse to blow. Their leader, King Agamemnon, seeks to provide better food, but accidentally slays a sacred deer. His punishment from the gods, the sacrifice of his daughter ...
Style: stylized, gloomy, atmospheric, realistic, serious
Plot: tragedy, army, king, sacrifice, greek mythology, ocean, down on your luck, vengeance, legends and myths, parents and children, ancient history, destiny ...
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe
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Electra (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Living in exile after the death of their father, the grown children of a murdered and usurped king converge to exact eye-for-an-eye revenge.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, emotional
Plot: oracle, betrayal, heroes, murder, uncontrollable, family relations, state affairs, dishonesty, rivalry, tragic hero, unfulfillment, vengeance ...
Place: greece, europe, ancient greece
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100%
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Antigone (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In Thebes in ancient Greece, King Oedipus kills his father and marries his mother Jocasta, having two sons - Eteocles and Polyneices - and two daughters - Ismene and Antigone. King Oedipus dies a beggar in the exile after gouging out his own eye, ...
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, emotional
Plot: greek mythology, cave, rivalry, good versus evil, state affairs, tragic hero, samurai, heroes, betrayal, master warrior, family relations, righting the wronged ...
Time: 60s, 1920s
Place: ancient greece, greece
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80%
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Phaedra (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, France, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A retelling of the Greek myth of Phaedra. In modern Greece, Alexis's father, an extremely wealthy shipping magnate, marries the younger, fiery Phaedra. When Alexis meets his stepmother, sparks fly and the two begin an affair. What will the ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: forbidden love, power relations, greek, love triangle, obsession, island, legends and myths, destiny, love and romance, rivalry, unfulfillment, tragedy ...
Time: 60s
Place: greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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
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44%
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Medea (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 76 min.
Story: It is an adaptation of the Greek tragedy Medea from Euripides, a version where the Gods willing and intervations are absent. Medea is the tragic character that after helping Jason in the Voyage of the Argonauts (myth says that she has even ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: legends and myths, vengeance, rivalry, dishonesty, life is a bitch, betrayal, mentally unstable, love and romance, couples, mythology, love triangle, greek mythology ...
Time: 80s
Place: denmark, europe, ancient greece, greece
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38%
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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, emotional, bleak, contemplative
Plot: betrayal, downfall, aging, rivalry, tragic hero, intrigue, unfulfillment, state affairs, life is a bitch, dishonesty, family relations, siblings relations ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: talky, serious, realistic, bleak, emotional
Plot: betrayal, family relations, family problems, downfall, rivalry, unfulfillment, state affairs, tragic hero, intrigue, dishonesty, life is a bitch, parents and children ...
Time: 70s
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34%
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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 ...
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34%
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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 ⇓
33%
Electra, My Love (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Reminiscent of the latter works of Bela Tarr, Miklos Jancso's "Beloved Electra" is comprised of a series of extremely slow and extremely long takes (there are just eight principal shots, each lasting an entire reel of film). More ...
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, atmospheric, captivating
Plot: murder, rivalry, state affairs, vengeance, legends and myths, ancient history, curses spells and rituals, parents and children, obsession, female nudity, male nudity, rebellion ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: The film follows one day in the lives of the Tyrone family, each member is troubled and has been damaged by alcohol and/or drugs. In addition, they have issues with each other that lead to fights and an inability to reconcile completely with one ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, talky, depressing ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, family relations, addiction, dysfunctional family, redemption, lifestyle, actor's life, family life, human nature, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: connecticut, ireland
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32%
A Delicate Balance (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The film spans three days in the life of Agnes and Tobias, an upper middle class couple who share their comfortable suburban Connecticut home with her acerbic alcoholic sister Claire. It is matriarch Agnes who helps the quartet maintain a delicate ...
Style: realistic, serious, talky, tense, clever ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, friendship, society, golden years, elderly, best friends, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, lifestyle, alcohol abuse, couple relations, family gatherings ...
Time: 70s
Place: connecticut, usa
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32%
A Man for All Seasons (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Story of Sir Thomas More, who refused to accept the spiritual leadership of Henry VIII, and faces death as he struggles to remain loyal to his integrity.
Style: talky, captivating, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, moral dilemma, uninhibited rivalry, royal court, royal family, religions or cults, ego clash, state affairs, politics, intrigue, legal, rivalry ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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 ⇓
31%
The Bridges of Sarajevo (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Switzerland, Italy, Portugal, Bulgaria, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Thirteen European directors explore the theme of Sarajevo; what this city has represented in European history over the past hundred years, and what Sarajevo stands for today in Europe. These eminent filmmakers of different generations and origins ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, thought provoking, serious, bleak ...
Plot: life is a bitch, wartime life, haunted by the past, politics, anti war, society, political unrest, state affairs, world war one, archive footage, female director
Time: 20th century
Place: bosnia
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29%
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The Poet (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: At the dawn of World War 2, a Rabbi's daughter and a disenchanted German soldier fall in love and are separated by the war. They struggle on a perilous journey to find one another.
Style: realistic, disturbing, emotional, serious, bleak ...
Plot: forbidden love, war, romance, couples, against humanity, soldier, family relations, sexual content, rabbi, wartime life, state affairs, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, year 1940, year 1939
Place: poland, europe, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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 ⇓
27%
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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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27%
The Man in the Glass Booth (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Arthur Goldman is a rich Jewish industrialist, living in luxury in a Manhattan high-rise. He banters with his assistant Charlie, often shocking Charlie with his outrageousness and irreverence about aspects of Jewish life. Nonetheless, Charlie is ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, talky, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, courtroom, genocide, against humanity, society, immigrants, hidden identity, secret agents, dishonesty, confined, politics, life is a bitch ...
Place: israel, new york, middle east, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Oedipus Rex (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Morocco
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In pre-war Italy, a young couple have a baby boy. The father, however, is jealous of his son - and the scene moves to antiquity, where the baby is taken into the desert to be killed. He is rescued, given the name Edipo (Oedipus), and brought up by ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: mother son incest, sex with mother, roman empire, oedipus complex, prophecy, greek, oracle, incest, family problems, family relations, rise and fall, tragic hero ...
Place: europe, rome italy, italy, morocco, ancient greece
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26%
A Story of David: The Hunted (1960)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Israel
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Directed by Bob McNaught. King Saul of Israel is jealous of the fame and adoration of David, who long ago slew Goliath and brought victory to Saul's armies. Now Saul, egged on by his Edomite counselor Doeg, attempts to have David killed. ...
Style: realistic, serious, epic, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: battles, religions or cults, rise to the top, society, state affairs, ambition, dishonesty, heroes, corrupted ruler, royal family, ancient history, bible ...
Place: holy land
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26%
A Doll's House (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Nora Helmer has years earlier committed a forgery in order to save the life of her authoritarian husband Torvald. Now she is being blackmailed lives in fear of her husband's finding out and of the shame such a revelation would bring to his ...
Style: serious, realistic, talky, psychological, clever ...
Plot: couples, introspection, social differences, working class, gender, society, unfulfillment, family problems, human nature, loneliness, feminism, unsupportive spouse ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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For Colored Girls (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: About existence from the perspective of 20 nameless black females. Each of the women portray one of the characters represented in the collection of twenty poems, revealing different issues that impact women in general and women of color in ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: domestic violence, feminism, society, family problems, love, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, hopes, woman, female protagonist, abortion, poem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Down Came a Blackbird (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A woman struggles with the death of her lover. He was killed by South-American fascists.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: kidnapping, clinic, distopia, media, state affairs, life is a bitch, politics, confined, journalism, survival, on the run, against humanity ...
Time: 90s
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25%
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Troy (2004)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA, Malta, UK
Duration: 163 min.
Story: In year 1250 B.C. during the late Bronze age, two emerging nations begin to clash. Paris, the Trojan prince, convinces Helen, Queen of Sparta, to leave her husband Menelaus, and sail with him back to Troy. After Menelaus finds out that his wife was ...
Style: epic, heroic, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: ancient history, warrior, mythology, sword fight, courage, army, greek mythology, battlefield, forbidden love, king, war, ancient ...
Place: ancient greece, greece, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Duet for One (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Stephanie, a famous violinist, contracts multiple sclerosis her life begins to fall apart. Her career ends, her husband leaves her for another woman and her favorite pupil leave the country. Unable to bear all this loss, Stephanie attempts ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: disability, terminal illness, multiple sclerosis, tragic hero, life is a bitch, family problems, crumbling marriage, musician's life, family in crisis, couples, life turned upside down, losing-it hero ...
Time: 80s
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24%
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Plenty (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: David Hare's account of a one-time French freedom fighter who gradually realizes that her post-war life is not meeting her expectations.
Style: thought provoking, clever, gloomy, psychological, tense ...
Plot: french resistance, world war two, family problems, society, life is a bitch, love and romance, crumbling marriage, hopes, soldier, introspection, wartime life, innocence lost ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, 60s, post world war two
Place: england, europe, london, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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The Frost (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A couple's marriage falls apart after the death of their son. Based on Henrik Ibsen's "Little Eyolf"
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, bleak, psychological
Plot: couple relations, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, death in the family, couples, dealing with death, guilt, female nudity, psychological drama, shower
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Summer Flight (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A woman diagnosed with a brain tumor falls in love with her doctor. A reworking of the 1939 Bette Davis film "Dark Victory", director Daniel Petrie's 1963 film stars Susan Hayward.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, neurotic
Plot: adoption, terminal illness, love and romance, life is a bitch, starting over, tragic hero, romance, hopes, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, england, italy, london, cornwall
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23%