Movies like King Lear 1982

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King Lear (1982)
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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 turns for support to his remaining daughters. But Goneril and Regan have no love for him and instead plot to take all his power from him. In a parallel, Lear's loyal courtier Gloucester favors his illegitimate son Edmund after being told lies about his faithful son Edgar. Madness and tragedy befall both ill-starred fathers.
Plot: shakespeare, dancing, tragedy, shakespeare's king lear

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Most similar movies to King Lear

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and atmospheric films with plots about shakespeare, tragedy, murder, betrayal, king, dancing and father daughter relationship mostly in Drama, History and Romance genres. Some movies like King Lear: Richard III (1983), A Performance of Macbeth (1979), The Tragedy of Coriolanus (1984), Antony & Cleopatra (1981), Henry IV Part II (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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King Lear (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 233 min.
TV show
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, dancing, tragedy, shakespeare's king lear
Place: britain
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95%
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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: shakespeare, royal family, king of england
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
A Performance of Macbeth (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Shakespeare's classic tragedy of ambition, witches and murder.
Plot: shakespeare, able to see the dead
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59%
The Tragedy of Coriolanus (1984)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: BBC rendition of Shakespeare's Coriolanus
Plot: shakespeare, tragedy, ancient rome, bbc, roman
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Antony & Cleopatra (1981)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Octavius Caesar (later renamed Augustus Caesar, son of the murdered Julius Caesar), Marc Antony, and Lepidus form the triumvirate, the three rulers of the Roman Empire. Antony, though married to Fulvia, spends his time in Egypt, living a life of ...
Plot: shakespeare, tragedy, roman, cleopatra, ancient rome, bbc
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: shakespeare, british history, royalty, king of england
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 103
Macbeth (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: An adaptation of Shakespeare's play.
Plot: shakespeare, child murder, murder, suicide, shakespeare play, knife
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: shakespeare, king, prince, bbc
Place: ancient greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 603
King Lear (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 156 min.
Story: Sir Ian McKellen gives a tour-de-force performance as Shakespeare's tragic monarch, in this special television adaptation of the Royal Shakespeare Company production of one of the playwright's most enduring and haunting works.
Plot: shakespeare, medieval, dancing, theater, tragedy, betrayal, singer, masked man, half brother half brother relationship, letter, duke, death of king ...
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51%
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, shakespeare, royalty, king of england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: shakespeare, medieval, witch, ambition, able to see the dead, filicide, prophecy, witchcraft, tyrant, murder, king
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 344
Macbeth (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 72 min.
Story: A Hungarian TV version of the play shot in just two takes.
Plot: shakespeare, nihilism, pessimism, misanthropy, theater, hungarian
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 8.5
 81
Othello (1992)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 147 min.
Story: The complete version of Verdi's Otello performed by Placido Domingo and Kiri Te Kanawa, at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Gala Performance in honour of Sir Georg Solti's 80th birthday.. 27 October 1992. BBC 2 Television live relay.
Plot: dancing, tragedy, opera, shakespeare's othello, opera live performance
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46%
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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: bleak, emotional, serious, realistic, talky ...
Plot: shakespeare, medieval, king, dancing, betrayal, aging, unfulfillment, rivalry, tragic hero, life is a bitch, state affairs, intrigue ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.5
 123
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, serious, psychological, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: tragic hero, intrigue, haunted by the past, vengeance, rivalry, parents and children, royal family, state affairs, dishonesty, betrayal, murder, ghost ...
Time: middle ages
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Othello (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 165 min.
Story: The 1965 version of the Shakespeare play.
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, clever, emotional
Plot: tragedy, shakespeare, jealousy, shakespeare's othello, love, betrayal, tragic love, racism, dancing, murder, interracial relations, loyalty ...
Time: 16th century
Place: cyprus, italy, venice, europe
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42%
Timon of Athens (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Timon loves to give parties and objects to friends, but when he cannot pay his creditors, his "friends" refuse to help him, and he becomes a misanthropic hermit.
Plot: shakespeare, beggar, morality, misanthrope, tragic event, generosity, satire, coin, play
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Acting Hamlet in the Village of Mrdusa Donja (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In Shakespeare's Hamlet, the leading character observes "The play's the thing, wherein to catch the conscience of the king." In this Yugoslavian movie, a performance of Hamlet in a small village apparently catches the conscience ...
Plot: small village, shakespeare's hamlet, tragedy, shakespeare, shakespeare play
Place: former yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Henry VI Part 2 (1983)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 203 min.
Story: The life of King Henry the Sixth, in three parts.
Plot: shakespeare, british history, royalty, king of england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Third Part of King Henry VI (1983)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 211 min.
Story: The life of King Henry the Sixth, in three parts.
Plot: shakespeare, british history, royalty, king of england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
One Hamlet Less (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 70 min.
Story: The "Hamlet" in this well-mounted Italian spoof is the Danish prince, not a small town or village. The movie irreverently draws on both the Shakespeare play and the 1877 story by Jules Laforgue. In the story, Hamlet (Carmelo Bene) is a ...
Style: experimental
Plot: tragedy, theater, shakespeare's hamlet, artistic creation
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Cymbeline (1982)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: Cymbeline, the King of Britain, is angry that his daughter Imogen has chosen a poor (but worthy) man for her husband. So he banishes Posthumus, who goes to fight for Rome. Imogen (dressed as a boy) goes in search of her husband, who meanwhile has ...
Plot: shakespeare, musician, king, wine, kidnapping, father daughter relationship, prisoner, fire, infidelity, evil queen, eagle, stepmother ...
Place: rome italy, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 244
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: shakespeare, king, murder, suicide, prophecy, child murder, witch, regicide, blood, knife
Time: middle ages
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: sad, talky, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: shakespeare, curse, betrayal, mental disorder, antiquity, dancing, infidelity, sister sister relationship, father daughter relationship, murder, death, disguise ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 187
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, shakespeare, husband wife relationship, male protagonist, murder, manhood, scottish accent
Time: 11th century
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
National Theatre Live: King Lear (2011)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 156 min.
Story: An ageing monarch. A kingdom divided. A child’s love rejected. As Lear’s world descends into chaos, all that he once believed is brought into question. One of the greatest works in Western literature, King Lear explores the very nature of human ...
Plot: death of daughter, tragedy, king, murder of daughter, illegitimate child, father son relationship, friendship, father daughter relationship, sister sister relationship, grief, sibling rivalry, betrayal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 82
King Lear (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: When England's aging King Lear renounces his throne to divide his kingdom among his three daughters, treachery, madness and murder soon follow. After banishing Cordelia, his most loyal daughter, Lear is betrayed and cast out by her elder ...
Plot: dancing, shakespeare, court jester, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, shakespeare's king lear, murder of daughter, storm, suicide attempt, old age, sibling rivalry, illegitimate son ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Romeo & Juliet (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 168 min.
TV show
Story: Two households, both alike in dignity, in fair Verona where we lay our scene, from ancient grudge break to new mutiny where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. From forth the fatal loins of these two foes a pair of star-cross'd lovers take ...
Style: fairy tale
Plot: shakespeare, tragedy, shakespeare's romeo and juliet, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, love, male female relationship, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, realistic, serious, atmospheric, gloomy
Plot: shakespeare, ghost, rape, incest, insanity, revenge, sexual abuse, betrayal, tragic love, indecision, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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: serious, captivating, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: live performance, king, ambition, family feud, sister sister relationship, kingdom, betrayal, greed, inheritance, father daughter relationship, dysfunctional family, dementia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%