Movies like Macbeth 1983

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Macbeth (1983)
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Macbeth (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Macbeth and his wife murder Duncan in order to gain his crown, but the bloodbath doesn't stop there, and things supernatural combine to bring the Macbeths down.
Plot: witch, ambition, king, witchcraft, prophecy, tyrant, murder, filicide, able to see the dead, shakespeare

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, atmospheric, realistic and emotional films with plots about murder, shakespeare, king, tragedy, betrayal, royal family and rivalry mostly in Drama, Thriller and Biography genres. Some movies like Macbeth: Pericles, Prince of Tyre (1984), The Moving Forest (2015), King Lear (1983), National Theatre Live: Hamlet (2015), King Lear (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Macbeth (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In eleventh century Scotland, three witches foretell that Macbeth will become King, while Banquo will beget Kings. Macbeth accordingly has King Duncan slain, and is duly crowned in his place. But that's where his problems really begin...
Plot: king, murder, blood, witch, regicide, knife, prophecy, suicide, child murder, shakespeare
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Pericles, Prince of Tyre (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 177 min.
Story: When Pericles discovers the dread answer to Antioch's riddle, he flees for his life straight into famine, shipwreck, love, fatherhood, and another shipwreck; he loses his wife and daughter, and doesn't find them again until the story moves ...
Plot: king, prince, bbc, shakespeare
Place: ancient greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
The Moving Forest (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Brazil
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on William Shakespeare's "Macbeth". Elias is a successful executive who works in the second largest private bank in Brazil. One day, Elias meets a mysterious woman who claims to be able to predict his future and says he will ...
Plot: prophecy, ambition, bank, murder, witch, shakespeare play
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Macbeth (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: An adaptation of Shakespeare's play.
Plot: suicide, murder, child murder, knife, shakespeare
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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A Performance of Macbeth (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Shakespeare's classic tragedy of ambition, witches and murder.
Plot: able to see the dead
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66%
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 728
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, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: betrayal, vengeance, parents and children, siblings relations, family problems, family relations, uncontrollable, nagging and grouching, dysfunctional family, human nature, rivalry, aging ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
National Theatre Live: Hamlet (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 217 min.
Story: Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, Doctor Strange) plays the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Now seen by over 900,000 people worldwide, the original broadcast returns to international cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th ...
Style: melancholic, light, atmospheric, emotional, entertaining ...
Plot: live performance, royal court, tragic hero, theater, adaptation, runaway, medieval, castle, couples, theatre production, life & death, royal family ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 228
King Lear (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 180 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 ...
Plot: tragedy, shakespeare
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 22
King Lear (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 233 min.
Story: King Lear is an in-depth study of love, power and death. Through this film Shakespeare is saying, "Don't blame the gods or the heaven's for the horrors committed on earth. No. Blame hellish inhumanity on those who inhabit the ...
Plot: shakespeare, tragedy
Place: britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 396
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: talky, sexy, earnest, dramatic, melancholic ...
Plot: murder, haunted by the past, suicide, duel, dysfunctional family, brother sister relationship, ghost, skull, fratricide, tragedy, royalty, conspiracy ...
Time: 1930s, 18th century
Place: denmark, london, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Othello (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 165 min.
Story: The 1965 version of the Shakespeare play.
Style: emotional, atmospheric, clever, serious, realistic
Plot: racism, interracial relations, murder, tragic love, betrayal, tragedy, love, downfall, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, couple relations, infidelity ...
Time: 16th century
Place: italy, venice, cyprus, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Richard III (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 239 min.
Story: Richard Duke of Gloucester, youngest brother of King Edward IV, will stop at nothing to get the crown. He first convinces the ailing King that the Duke of Clarence, his elder brother, is a threat to the lives of Edward's two young sons. Edward ...
Plot: king of england, shakespeare
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52%
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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: stylized, atmospheric, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, royal court, revenge, queen, murder, tragic hero, rivalry, heroes, state affairs, intrigue, royal family, regret ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: 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%
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, serious, realistic, gloomy, atmospheric
Plot: ghost, betrayal, tragic love, revenge, insanity, rivalry, unfulfillment, intrigue, losing-it hero, royal family, vengeance, uncover truth ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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King Lear (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Don Warrington stars as the tragic monarch in this acclaimed version of the Shakespeare play recorded at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester.
Plot: live performance, anarchy, death by hanging, battle, black family, political unrest, dementia, dysfunctional family, murder of daughter, pride, tragedy, kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Henry IV Part II (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The death of King Henry the Fourth and the coronation of King Henry the Fifth.
Plot: british history, king of england, shakespeare
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, contemplative ...
Plot: prince, murder, betrayal, royal family, funeral, shakespeare, intrigue, rivalry, love and romance, tragic hero, couples, royal court ...
Time: 19th century, middle ages, 1800s, 18th century
Place: denmark, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: atmospheric, psychological, tense, serious
Plot: tragic love, murder, ghost, tragedy, royal family, destructive relationship, parents and children, haunted by the past, vengeance, supernatural, couples, psychopath ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Henry IV Part I (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Henry Bolingbroke has now been crowned King of England, but faces a rebellion headed by the embittered Earl of Northumberland and his son (nicknamed 'Hotspur'). Henry's son Hal, the Prince of Wales, has thrown over life at court in ...
Plot: british history, king of england, shakespeare
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: murder, tragic hero, poisoning, revenge, state affairs, parents and children, royal family, family relations, unfulfillment, dishonesty, prince, spirit ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Othello (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: With freshly rechristened characters and brand-new dialogue, this British TV production of Othello is a "rethinking" of Shakespeare's play, albeit still retaining the original's power and potency. The story is set in the London ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: interracial relations, downfall, power relations, vengeance, tragic love, couple relations, murder, betrayal, life is a bitch, infidelity, modern day adaptation, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 744
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: emotional, bleak, serious, realistic, talky
Plot: betrayal, destiny, human nature, downfall, tragic hero, rivalry, life is a bitch, state affairs, unfulfillment, dishonesty, intrigue, family relations ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 141
MacBeth (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This is a very theatrical version, full of sound & fury, histrionics and big arm movements. Cynical audiences might not buy into it, but if you were to go back to the early 1600s this is probably the way you'd see it. The plot of ...
Plot: regicide, taunting, manhood, murder, scottish accent, husband wife relationship
Time: 11th century
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 216
Hamlet (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: To be or not to be, etc.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, psychological, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: haunted by the past, ghost, betrayal, tragic love, tragic hero, intrigue, dishonesty, rivalry, vengeance, uncover truth, parents and children, conspiracy ...
Time: 90s
Place: southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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, haunted by the past, royal family, heroes, deadly ...
Time: 11th century, middle ages, 70s
Place: scotland, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Hell with Heroes (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In 1946 North Africa, two former US Air Force pilots are forced to work for an international smuggler to get money needed for their return to civilian life after fighting in World War II.
Plot: drugs, profit, pilot, smuggler, veteran, ambition, murder, partnership, prospector, mistress, u.s. army, post war ...
Time: 1940s, year 1946
Place: algeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Witches' Sabbath (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The freshly graduated psychiatrist David shall deliver an opinion about young Maddalena, who's on trial for murdering a hunter. She claims she's a witch and acted on behalf of the devil.
Style: baroque
Plot: devil, witch, murder, mad woman, torture, orgasm, surrealism, reincarnation, loss of virginity, inquisition, psychoanalysis, sex ...
Time: 17th century
Place: tuscany
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
That Championship Season (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: It started as a friendly meeting between 4 old buddies with their basketball coach and ended up in revealing the truth about their relationship. The meeting forces the five men to reveal their true identity, to be honest with each other for the ...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, adaptation directed by original author
Plot: reunion, basketball, coach, contests and competitions, buddies, ambition, friends, sport team, introspection, friendship, haunted by the past, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Run a Crooked Mile (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A man witnesses a murder in a secluded mansion. When he reports it, there's no evidence of the murder, or that anyone was there. Two years later he wakes up in a hospital room after a polo accident to find he's had amnesia, is now married, ...
Plot: murder, amnesia, murder witness, murder investigation, cover up, key, passage of time
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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