Movies like Hamlet 1964

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Hamlet (1964)
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Hamlet (1964)
Original name: Hamlet from the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
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, visually appealing, witty, affectionate, breathtaking, enigmatic ...
Plot: murder, ghost, incest, student, king, prince, friendship, queen, death, suicide, family relations, castle, conspiracy, tragedy, theater, insanity, duel, dysfunctional family, father son relationship, haunted by the past, brother sister relationship, a vision, star crossed lovers, royalty, uncle nephew relationship ...
Time: 1930s, 18th century
Place: denmark, london, california, australia

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Most similar movies to Hamlet

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, talky and melancholic films with plots about betrayal, vengeance, death, murder, runaway, dialogue and storytelling mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres. Some movies like Hamlet: Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (1980), The Glass Menagerie (1987), A Thousand Acres (1997), The Sandpiper (1965), King Lear (1970). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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
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95%
 7.7
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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 ⇓
89%
 6.9
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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 ⇓
82%
 8.2
 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: 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 ⇓
81%
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 6.7
 21K
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 ⇓
79%
 6.4
 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 ⇓
71%
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 ⇓
52%
 8.3
 2K
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, stylized, emotional, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: ghost, unfulfillment, dishonesty, head of state, rivalry, tragic hero, betrayal, state affairs, haunted by the past, parents and children, vengeance, manic ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 5.9
 9K
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: psychological, cynical, serious, meditative, intense ...
Plot: murder, haunted by the past, tragic hero, ghost, corporation, poisoning, betrayal, intrigue, vengeance, rivalry, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 2000
Place: new york, denmark, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Glass Menagerie (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A son longs to escape from his stifling home, where his genteel mother worries about the future prospects of his lame, shy sister.
Style: psychological, serious, touching, melancholic, sentimental ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, aging, parents and children, family life, family in crisis, unfulfillment, romance, family problems, brother sister relationship, family relations, cripple, collection ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 70s, 1920s
Place: tennessee, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
A Thousand Acres (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A THOUSAND ACRES is a drama about an American family who meets with tragedy on their land. It is the story of a father, his daughters, and their husbands, and their passion to subdue the history of their land and its stories.
Style: touching, psychological, serious, realistic, talky ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: child molester, incest, dysfunctional family, family relations, lawsuit, father daughter incest, farm, tragedy, betrayal, family, couple relations, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Sandpiper (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A free-spirited artist (Elizabeth Taylor), who lives near California's Big Sur, meets the administrator (Richard Burton) of the parochial school that her young son attends and lures the cleric away from his wife (Eva Marie Saint).
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: school, clergy, love triangle, love, friendship, infidelity, beach, unwed mother, deer, romance, boarding school, destructive relationship ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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: 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 ⇓
28%
The King Is Alive (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Finland, South Africa, Norway, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Stranded in the heat of a barren African desert, eleven bus-passengers shelter in the remnants of an abandoned town. As rescue grows more remote by the day and anxiety deepens, an idea emerges: why not stage a play. However the choice of King Lear ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, bleak, stylized, melancholic ...
Plot: desert, survival, isolation, rescue, stranded, life is a bitch, danger, human nature, bus, village, culture clash, misfit ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, australia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Night of the Iguana (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Drama while a tour bus driver shows church ladies around Mexico. Helped establish Puerto Vallarta as tourist destination.
Style: psychological, serious, tense, talky, atmospheric ...
Plot: church, mental illness, poet, redemption, hotel, clergy, bishop, iguana, self discovery, tour guide, priest, bus ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, mexico, latin america, virginia, tennessee ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.3
 8K
Eve's Bayou (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story is set in 1962 Louisiana. The big Batiste family is headed by charming doctor Louis. Though he is married to beautiful Roz, he has a weakness for attractive women patients. One day Louis is flirting with married and sexy Metty Mereaux, not ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, infidelity, murder, small town, family relations, prophecy, superstition, aunt niece relationship, tavern, all black cast, curse, incest ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: louisiana, usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.0
 86K
Sling Blade (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Karl Childers is a mentally disabled man who has been in the custody of the state mental hospital since the age of 12 for killing his mother and her lover. Although thoroughly institutionalized, Karl is deemed fit to be released into the outside ...
Style: touching, bleak, rough, serious, sincere ...
Plot: murder, friendship, mentally challenged, death threat, redemption, family relations, small town, crimes, parents and children, haunted by the past, human nature, father figure ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.5
 91
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 ⇓
25%
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Spring Forward (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As the seasons change in a Connecticut town, two men of different age and backgrounds who work together outdoors for the local park system, share thoughts and feelings that gradually deepen into a relationship approaching father and son. Paul is ...
Style: talky, touching, realistic, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, working class, love and romance, power relations, family relations, friends, down on your luck, human nature, parents and children, boss and employee, society, partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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 ⇓
25%
 7.3
 4K
My Family (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Traces over three generations an immigrant family's trials, tribulations, tragedies, and triumphs. Maria and Jose, the first generation, come to Los Angeles, meet, marry, face deportation all in the 1930's. They establish their family in ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating, dramatic ...
Plot: family relations, immigrants, murder, wedding, coming of age, marriage, death of wife, family, couple relations, human nature, couples, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1920s, 50s, 20s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.9
 203
Dadetown (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Interviews in the Michael Moore/"Roger and Me" tradition examine life in small-town America, class conflicts and the collapse of an upstate New York community, Dadetown, when the town's once-prosperous factory, reduced to the ...
Style: melancholic, enigmatic, silent film, disturbing, clever ...
Plot: small town, company, park, interview, layoff, american dream, factory, anger, change, satire, catastrophe, classic car ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: canada, texas, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.5
 9K
September (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: At a summer house in Vermont, neighbor Howard falls in love with Lane, who's in a relationship with Peter, who's falling for Stephanie, who's married with children.
Style: talky, sentimental, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, friendship, family relations, couples, adultery, family problems, parents and children, couple relations, family gatherings, siblings relations, human nature, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
'night, Mother (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: It happened in 1983. It was a rare and remarkable theatrical experience. Controversial. Provocative. And shocking. Now, two Academy Award-winning actresses make the Pulitzer Prize-winning play the motion picture event of the year. What would you do ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, psychological, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mother daughter relationship, suicide, epileptic, epilepsy, haunted by the past, alcohol abuse, couple relations, parents and children, couples, family relations, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.8
 3K
Urbania (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Charlie takes an odyssey through grief during a fall weekend in New York City. His encounters are planned and chance: with a homeless man who sleeps by his building, with a friend who's dying, with the couple who lives (and noisily loves) in ...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: urban legend, haunted by the past, dangerous attraction, couples, gender, crimes, urban, city life, vengeance, storytelling, murder, legends and myths ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.9
 9K
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: tense, melancholic, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: black man white woman relationship, interracial relations, betrayal, vengeance, tragic love, murder, racism, jealousy, couples, rivalry, love and romance, friends ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 18th century, 1930s
Place: italy, venice, europe, mediterranean sea, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
An Actor's Revenge (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: While performing in a touring kabuki troupe, leading female impersonator Yukinojo comes across the three men who drove his parents to suicide twenty years earlier, and plans his revenge, firstly by seducing the daughter of one of them, secondly by ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, suspenseful, offbeat, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, revenge, samurai, sword fight, crimes, obsessive quest, gender, actor's life, hidden identity, rivalry, artists and showbiz, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, 1930s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.2
 9K
Julia (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: At the behest of an old and dear friend, playwright Lillian Hellman undertakes a dangerous mission to smuggle funds into Nazi Germany.
Style: captivating, atmospheric, realistic, factual, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, politics, political unrest, friends, against the odds, writer's life, female bonding, female protagonist, smuggling, fascism, culture clash, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 50s, 1950s ...
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, austria, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.4
 12K
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 ⇓
22%
 7.1
 9K
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: bleak, disturbing, atmospheric, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: murder, military, soldier, obsession, society, fighting the system, crimes, love affair, military life, infidelity, deadly, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%