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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (1980)
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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (1980)
Original name: Hamlet
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: atmospheric, serious, captivating, realistic, gloomy
Plot: ghost, betrayal, tragic love, revenge, insanity, parents and children, royal family, intrigue, vengeance, rivalry, haunted by the past, tragic hero, dishonesty, state affairs, unfulfillment, losing-it hero, uncover truth, indecision, love, incest, king, friendship, queen, prince, death ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, atmospheric and emotional films with plots about betrayal, rivalry, dishonesty, murder, vengeance, tragedy and unfulfillment mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres. Some movies like Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: Hamlet (2009), Hamlet (1969), Hamlet (1996), Hamlet (2000), Hamlet (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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
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95%
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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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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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90%
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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
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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
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80%
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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
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74%
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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 ⇓
73%
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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: talky, sexy, dramatic, melancholic, visually appealing ...
Plot: murder, royalty, regicide, star crossed lovers, brother sister relationship, fratricide, ghost, haunted by the past, incest, skull, castle, suicide ...
Time: 1930s, 18th century
Place: denmark, london, california, australia
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60%
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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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50%
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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: psychological, cynical, serious, meditative, intense ...
Plot: murder, haunted by the past, tragic hero, ghost, corporation, poisoning, betrayal, intrigue, vengeance, destructive relationship, rivalry, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 2000
Place: new york, europe, denmark, usa
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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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45%
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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
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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
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38%
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Haider (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 160 min.
Story: A young man returns to Kashmir after his father's disappearance to confront his uncle - the man he suspects to have a role in his father's fate.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, stylized, suspense ...
Plot: revenge, murder, state affairs, tragic hero, betrayal, unfulfillment, dishonesty, haunted by the past, political unrest, tragic love, death of father, loss of father ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: india, kashmir
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37%
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: emotional, captivating, melancholic, atmospheric, talky ...
Plot: live performance, royal court, tragic hero, sword fight, theater, culture clash, runaway, king, obsession, mother son relationship, queen, murder ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, europe
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35%
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Othello (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 195 min.
Story: Iago and a comrade-in-arms are outside the Venice home of Desdemona's father, who does not yet know that she has eloped with Othello. Iago confides to his friend -- who had hoped to marry Desdemona -- that he serves Othello to further his own ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, rough, emotional
Plot: racism, betrayal, jealousy, tragedy, shakespeare's othello, couples, vengeance, interracial relations, infidelity, tragic love, couple relations, mistaken identity ...
Time: 16th century
Place: venice, italy, turkey
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34%
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Macbeth (1971)
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: atmospheric, disturbing, bleak, captivating, rough ...
Plot: murder, betrayal, prophecy, ambition, ghost, rise and fall, rise to power, throne, devious, state affairs, supernatural ability, heroes ...
Time: 11th century, middle ages, 70s
Place: scotland, england, europe
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34%
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King of Texas (2002)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In this re-imagining of Shakespear's King Lear, Patrick Steward stars as John Lear, a Texas cattle baron, who, after dividing his wealth among his three daughters, is rejected by them.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, disturbing
Plot: family relations, family business, favoritism among siblings, parents and children, rivalry, dishonesty, intrigue, farm, state affairs, father daughter relationship, siblings relations, old west ...
Place: texas, usa
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33%
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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: serious, suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic ...
Plot: interracial relations, power relations, tragic love, vengeance, downfall, murder, couple relations, betrayal, life is a bitch, infidelity, friends, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
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31%
Revengers Tragedy (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Revengers Tragedy is a film adaptation of the 1606 play The Revenger's Tragedy It was directed by Alex Cox and adapted for the screen by Cox's fellow Liverpudlian, Frank Cottrell Boyce. The film stars Christopher Eccleston as the ...
Style: thought provoking, bleak, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: revenge, murder, wedding, mentally unstable, haunted by the past, vengeance, secret identity, life is a bitch, dishonesty, social decay, dark humor, rape ...
Time: future
Place: england, europe
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31%
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The Banquet (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 131 min.
Story: 907 AD, the Tang Dynasty in China. The movie is set in an empire in chaos. The Emperor, the Empress, the Crown Prince, the Minister and the General all have their own enemies.
Style: captivating, atmospheric, stylized, epic, serious ...
Plot: emperor, betrayal, intrigue, murder, exile, politics, royal family, state affairs, rivalry, tragic hero, manipulation, heir ...
Time: middle ages, 10th century
Place: china, asia, ancient china
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28%
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Cymbeline (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: War erupts between dirty cops and outlaw bikers as a drug kingpin (Ed Harris) tries to protect his empire.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, clever, tense ...
Plot: gang, infidelity, family relations, uninhibited rivalry, master criminal, law enforcement, police corruption, betrayal, rivalry, crimes, parents and children, intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
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28%
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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: tense, melancholic, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: black man white woman relationship, interracial relations, betrayal, tragic love, murder, racism, jealousy, vengeance, love and romance, rivalry, couples, friends ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 18th century, 1930s
Place: venice, italy, europe, mediterranean sea, england
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27%
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Royal Deceit (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK, Denmark, France, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A Danish prince seeks revenge upon the villain who killed the king and his son to usurp the throne.
Style: serious, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, ghost, betrayal, hanging, vengeance, political unrest, love triangle, forbidden love, political intrigue, intrigue, heroes, corrupted ruler ...
Time: middle ages
Place: scotland, europe, scandinavia, england, denmark
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27%
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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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26%
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, talky, realistic, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: incest rape, incest, child molester, dysfunctional family, family relations, lawsuit, farm, tragedy, father daughter incest, betrayal, family, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: iowa, usa
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25%
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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.
Style: captivating, serious, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: live performance, family feud, king, ambition, kingdom, betrayal, father daughter relationship, sibling rivalry, dementia, greed, sister sister relationship, inheritance ...
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25%
Anton Chekhov's The Duel (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in a seaside resort in the Caucasus, the story centers on n'er do well, Laevsky (Andrew Scott) and his illicit relationship with his mistress Nadya (Fiona Glascott). Laevsky has convinced Nadya to leave her husband for him, but now wants to ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Plot: love triangle, human nature, uninhibited rivalry, couple relations, couples, tragic hero, rivalry, countryside, infidelity, unfulfillment, downfall, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia, caucasus, black sea
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24%
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Othello (1986)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Netherlands, Italy, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Having previously staged Verdi's 1887 opera Otello at the Met and La Scala, filmmaker Franco Zeffirelli committed his production to film in 1986. Starring as the fatally jealous Moor of Venice is Placido Domingo, who had also headlined ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: opera, obsession, betrayal, tragic love, forbidden love, uninhibited rivalry, interracial relations, royal family, unfulfillment, losing-it hero, love and romance, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, venice, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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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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23%