Movies like Macbeth 1981

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Macbeth (1981)
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Macbeth (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: An adaptation of Shakespeare's play.
Plot: suicide, knife, murder, child murder, shakespeare

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Most similar movies to Macbeth

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, atmospheric, realistic and emotional films with plots about murder, shakespeare, suicide, tragedy, betrayal, king and rivalry mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Macbeth: King Lear (2017), Lighter Fluid (2016), Saving Grace (1998), King Lear (1982), Hamlet (1964). 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: blood, king, murder, regicide, witch, child murder, knife, suicide, prophecy, shakespeare
Place: scotland
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95%
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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: tragedy, shakespeare's king lear, shakespeare
Place: britain
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57%
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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, filicide, able to see the dead, tyrant, witchcraft, king, murder, prophecy, shakespeare
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56%
Lighter Fluid (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 66 min.
Story: An experimental look into the lives of teens and young adults in a dysfunctional town.
Style: experimental
Plot: suicide, murder, abandoned house, surrealism, skateboarding, pregnancy, death, skateboard, sex, drug, drugs
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53%
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Saving Grace (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Grace is a homeless teenager. She befriends an unemployed carpenter and he invites her to share his flat. She moves in and to her surprise a delicate relationship develops. He helps her repair her shattered self-esteem and she begins to feel loved ...
Plot: suicide, street kid, delusion, murder, memory lapse, religion, trust, flashback, crucifix, miraculous event
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51%
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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 ...
Plot: tragedy, shakespeare's king lear, shakespeare
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50%
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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, earnest, dramatic, melancholic ...
Plot: murder, father son relationship, conspiracy, student, royalty, fratricide, duel, skull, brother sister relationship, haunted by the past, ghost, regicide ...
Time: 1930s, 18th century
Place: denmark, london, california, australia
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50%
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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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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, parents and children, haunted by the past, uncover truth, vengeance, rivalry, intrigue, losing-it hero ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark
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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, unfulfillment, rivalry, couple relations, infidelity, vengeance ...
Time: 16th century
Place: venice, italy, cyprus, europe
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38%
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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: royal court, betrayal, revenge, murder, rivalry, tragic hero, queen, stepfather stepson relationship, royal family, state affairs, intrigue, heroes ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, europe
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38%
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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: psychological, atmospheric, serious, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: vengeance, rivalry, tragic hero, haunted by the past, intrigue, dishonesty, ghost, state affairs, parents and children, murder, royal family, betrayal ...
Time: middle ages
Place: europe, denmark
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36%
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Hamlet (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: To be or not to be, etc.
Style: psychological, stylized, atmospheric, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: haunted by the past, ghost, betrayal, tragic love, tragic hero, intrigue, dishonesty, rivalry, vengeance, parents and children, uncover truth, conspiracy ...
Time: 90s
Place: southern usa
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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
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36%
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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, emotional ...
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
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35%
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
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34%
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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34%
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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: suspenseful, rough, serious, modern day adaptation, tense ...
Plot: interracial relations, power relations, downfall, vengeance, tragic love, life is a bitch, betrayal, couple relations, murder, infidelity, racism, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, serious, tense
Plot: tragic love, murder, ghost, tragedy, hidden identity, unfulfillment, tragic hero, deadly, dishonesty, assassination, heroes, supernatural ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, europe
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32%
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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, scottish accent, husband wife relationship, murder, manhood, male protagonist
Time: 11th century
Place: scotland
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31%
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: captivating, emotional, light, entertaining, atmospheric ...
Plot: live performance, royal court, stage performance, theatre play, culture clash, theatre production, life & death, royal family, shakespeare, shakespeare play, theater, medieval ...
Time: middle ages
Place: europe, denmark
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31%
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
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31%
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: artistic creation, shakespeare's hamlet, theater, tragedy
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29%
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Criminal Desires (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A beautiful reporter gets caught up in the deadly and erotic world of an online 'murder club' in this red-hot thriller.
Plot: police, murder, female full frontal nudity, male nudity, female nudity, simulated blow job, male full rear nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief)
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28%
Dog's Night Song (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A priest arrives in a village and give advice and comfort to different people. He meets a wheelchair-bound former representative of the Communist party, a woman who is dying of tuberculosis and an astronomer who sings in a punk band.
Style: avant garde, experimental
Plot: priest, cripple, underground, suicide, murder, astrology, hungarian, amateur detective, avant-garde, punk, explosive, band
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28%
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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: contemplative, bleak, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, king, aging, downfall, rivalry, dishonesty, intrigue, unfulfillment, state affairs, tragic hero, life is a bitch, nagging and grouching ...
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27%
A Midsummer Night's Rave (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A Midsummer Night's Rave is a modern rave take on Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream released in 2002
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, modern day adaptation
Audience: teens
Plot: rave, love and romance, nightlife, clubbing, stoners, disorder, drugs/alcohol, friends, nothing goes right, romance, profanity, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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27%
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The Shadow (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Adapted from Peyami Safa’s novel Selma and Her Shadow, the movie tells the story of Selma. Selma (Görkem Yeltan) is the ultimate femme fatale whose alluring and seductive nature and irresistible charms exude an aura of death for men.
Style: neo noir
Plot: cigarette smoking, poem, femme fatale, suicide, murder, woman smoker, love
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26%
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The Letter (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The wife of a Malaysian planter kills an employee of her husband one night, but her motive begins to appear not entirely truthful.
Plot: blackmail, murder, deception, infidelity, marriage, trial, court
Place: malaysia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Macbeth (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 72 min.
Story: A Hungarian TV version of the play shot in just two takes.
Plot: hungarian, pessimism, nihilism, misanthropy, theater
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%