Movies and TV shows like King Lear 1974

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King Lear (1974)
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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 sisters Regan and Goneril. Meanwhile, evil brews at the Gloucester castle as Edgar falls victim to his brother's deception. As battle lines are drawn and backs are stabbed, Lear rages against a fearsome storm. Can a man undo his wrongs? Will Cordelia be saved? Or will the wheels of fate crush all in its way?
Plot: sister sister relationship, betrayal, suicide attempt, tragedy, storm, deception, fool, loyalty, heir, father daughter relationship, duel, old age, father son relationship, lightning, half brother, blindness, thunder, legacy, bastard, illegitimate son, murder of daughter, death of daughter, sibling rivalry, romantic triangle, shakespeare's king lear ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, captivating, realistic and tense films and TV series with plots about betrayal, family relations, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, tragedy and murder mostly in Drama, History and Romance genres. Some movies like King Lear: Romeo & Juliet (1978), The Lakes (1997), Mujeres de nadie (2007), Succession (2018), Hotel Cæsar (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: betrayal, murder of daughter, illegitimate child, grief, sibling rivalry, king, father daughter reunion, sister sister relationship, death of daughter, father daughter relationship, insanity, illegitimate son ...
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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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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: bleak, emotional, serious, realistic, talky
Plot: betrayal, family relations, family problems, intrigue, unfulfillment, downfall, state affairs, life is a bitch, dishonesty, tragic hero, rivalry, royal family ...
Time: 70s
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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: suspenseful, captivating, serious, disturbing
Plot: live performance, family feud, king, ambition, sister sister relationship, greed, dysfunctional family, betrayal, shakespeare play, inheritance, kingdom, father daughter relationship ...
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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 ...
Plot: father son relationship, shakespeare's romeo and juliet, tragedy, mother daughter relationship, love, father daughter relationship, male female relationship, mother son relationship
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The Lakes (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 237 min.
TV show
Story: Doom-laden but compelling BBC1 drama series embracing sex, death and Catholic guilt, set in a small community in the Lake District. The first four-part series centred on newcomer Danny Kavanagh; the second 10-part series featured other characters in ...
Plot: small town, cuckold, lake, guilt, tragedy, boat, television, deception, british tv, death, outsider, countryside ...
Place: england
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39%
Mujeres de nadie (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Mujeres de nadie (Nobody's Women) is an Argentine telenovela produced by Pol-ka and broadcast by El Trece from May 10, 2007, to November 17, 2008
Plot: nurse, hospital, abusive husband, sibling relationship, suicide attempt, domestic violence, romantic rivalry, extramarital affair, love triangle, attempted murder, alcohol abuse, assassin ...
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Succession (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The lives of the Roy family as they contemplate their future once their aging father begins to step back from the media and entertainment conglomerate they control.
Style: captivating, emotional, inspirational, stylized
Plot: wealth, family relations, businessman, family business, father son relationship, patriarchy, betrayal, employee employee relationship, parents and children, rivalry, company, society ...
Place: new york, usa
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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: shakespeare's king lear, tragedy, shakespeare
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Hotel Cæsar (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Hotel Cæsar is a Norwegian soap opera that has been broadcast Monday to Friday on TV 2 since 1998. It was created by Swedish duo Peter Emanuel Falck and Christian Wikander. The show consists of more than 2,500 episodes, making it the longest ...
Plot: lost love, alcoholic, drug addict, opera singer, brother sister relationship, blackmail, eye patch, older man younger woman relationship, butler, cousin cousin relationship, false accusation, husband wife relationship ...
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Women in Love (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Combining some elements of The Rainbow with Women in Love, this adaptation focuses on the lives of two sisters, Ursula and Gudrun Brangwen, as they struggle with their own loves, desires and passions. The drama follows their relationships with two ...
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: sister sister relationship, relationships, desire, passion, sisters, life, family relations, female director, female nudity, skinny dipping, world war one, male nudity ...
Time: edwardian era
Place: england
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33%
The Politician's Wife (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 185 min.
TV show
Story: A woman's life is turned upside down when it is revealed that her husband, a member of the British Parliament, has been having an affair with a former prostitute.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: politics, cheating, betrayal, infidelity, manipulation, adultery, motivation, love affair, vengeance, sexual relations, allies, journal ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, big ben london
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33%
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Amar a muerte (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The series is a complex story of destinies that intersect when they assassinate a media mogul on their wedding day, at the same time that an assassin in the United States is executed in the electric chair. The tycoon's soul is reincarnated in ...
Style: captivating, twists and turns, psychological, light
Plot: femme fatale, betrayal, murder, deception, criminal, body swapping, wedding, professor, family problems, rich, electric chair, relationship problems ...
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32%
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1Life (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
TV show
Story: The struggles and political back stabbing among four friends vying for control over the app they created, '1Life'.
Style: suspense
Plot: technology, security, science, current affairs, loneliness, betrayal, julius caesar, shakespeare, hacker, social media, smartphone
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31%
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Vanity Fair (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's novel. The first colour production from the BBC.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, stylized
Plot: manipulation, satire, couple relations, wooing, love and romance, blind ambition, dishonesty, social differences, rich and poor, life turned upside down, couples, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england
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31%
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The Grand (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Grand is a British television drama series first broadcast on ITV in 1997–1998. It was written by Russell T Davies and set in a hotel in Manchester in the 1920s. There are two series: eight episodes in the first series were broadcast from 4 ...
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, sexual
Plot: hotel, maid, family relations, prostitute, betrayal, romance, love and romance, lifestyle, world war one, vengeance, couple relations, infidelity ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: england, europe, manchester england, manchester
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Meri Zaat Zarra-e-Benishan (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Pakistan
TV show
Story: Meri Zaat Zarra-e-Benishan is a drama serial made in Pakistan based on a novel written by Umera Ahmad. It is an emotional story of a girl named Saba and her daughter Sara. The drama became very popular upon its release. The serial featured a huge ...
Style: captivating, touching, suspense, exciting, contemplative
Plot: marital problem, injustice, countryside, wealthy family, adultery, brother sister relationship, tragic event, poor family, betrayal, infidelity, ex husband ex wife relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Place: pakistan
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My Daughter, Geum Sa-Wol (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: A family has been dismantled by revenge and hate, but Geum Sa-Wol (Baek Jin-Hee) attempts to build up a dream house for the dismantled family.
Plot: switched at birth, orphan, sister, baby, sister sister relationship, daughter, children, orphanage, sibling rivalry
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
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Story: Set in a bomb damaged London hotel during the aftermath of World War II, Close to the Enemy is a thriller that follows British intelligence officer Captain Callum Ferguson. His last task for the Army is to ensure that Dieter, a captured German ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense
Plot: scientist, military officer, world war two, brother brother relationship, war crime, african american, investigator, military base, father daughter relationship, politician, american abroad, adultery ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two
Place: england, london
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29%
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Watch Over Me (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Watch Over Me is an American Television series that debuted on December 6, 2006 on the television network MyNetworkTV. Twentieth Television produced 66 episodes to air weekdays. The limited-run serial is an adaptation of Argentine series ...
Plot: betrayal, pharmaceutical company, forbidden love, father daughter relationship, murder, seduction, millionaire, virus, corruption, disney
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29%
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The Endz (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Portrayal of life on the streets of Manchester, giving an insight into the young unsettling lives of city kids.
Style: suspense, disturbing, unusual plot structure, tense, suspenseful
Plot: father son relationship, revenge, police, murder, racism, drug dealer, jealousy, murder of father, kidnapping, muslim, male female relationship, explosion ...
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28%
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White Heat (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A story about a group of seven London-based students from 1965 to the present day.
Style: serious, captivating, stylized, realistic
Plot: society, friends, love affair, social relations, lifestyle, destiny, love and romance, friendship, group of friends, ethnic diversity, drug addict, reunion ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 60s, 80s, contemporary ...
Place: england, london, europe
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The Accident (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 188 min.
TV show
Story: A Welsh community devastated by tragedy is forced to confront difficult truths amid the search for justice.
Style: captivating, sincere, disturbing, psychological
Plot: tragedy, bereavement, adaptation, parents and children, crimes, dishonesty, society, life is a bitch, danger, friendship, fight, catastrophe ...
Time: contemporary
Place: wales
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The Politician's Husband (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
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Story: Aiden Hoynes is a senior cabinet minister who has always put his career before family, with the support of Freya, his devoted wife and mother to their two young children. But when Freya's own political career takes off and threatens to ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, tense, psychological ...
Plot: politics, betrayal, political intrigue, relationship vs career, ambition, family, state affairs, blind ambition, couples, husband wife relationship, career woman, politician ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
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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 ...
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26%
Our Mutual Friend (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 350 min.
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Story: Intertwining tales of love, greed, and secret identities in Charles Dickens's 1860s London.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: girls' night
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Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
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Story: When Peter Manson's daughter falls pregnant by her teacher, he is afraid that he has lost her forever. But are his fears more than just fatherly concern?
Style: psychological, emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 540 min.
TV show
Story: Young Nicholas Nickleby sets out to make his fortune in order to prevent his mother and sister from depending upon his uncle, Ralph Nicklby. But he finds his first job as master at a Yorkshire school to be cruel, and runs away with one of the ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
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Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
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The Wind of Change (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 64 min.
Story: Taking its title from Harold Macmillan's widely-reported Cape Town speech about the process of decolonisation in Africa, The Wind of Change showed the other side of the coin: the impact of colonial immigration at 'home'. The film ...
Plot: prejudice, juvenile delinquency, brother sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, working class, knife fight, working class family, race riot, husband wife relationship, racial violence, dysfunctional family, interracial relations ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
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Story: Paul Finchley is a bona fide "national treasure", one half of a popular, long-running comedy double act. The famous comedian's world is thrown into chaos when he is accused of historic sexual abuse.
Style: twist ending, tense, suspense, psychological, suspenseful ...
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