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: 20 min.
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: shakespeare, sister sister relationship, betrayal, suicide attempt, tragedy, storm, deception, fool, loyalty, duel, old age, lightning, blindness, thunder, death of daughter, sibling rivalry, romantic triangle, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, illegitimate son, murder of daughter, half brother, legacy, heir, bastard

Most similar movies to King Lear

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, tense and emotional films and TV series with plots about betrayal, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, sister sister relationship, dishonesty and adultery mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like King Lear: 1Life (2016), The Politician's Wife (1995), The Grand (1997), 49 Days (2011), Watch Over Me (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
National Theatre Live: King Lear (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
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: tragedy, loyalty, stage, father daughter reunion, live performance, illegitimate child, sister sister relationship, grief, murder of daughter, death of daughter, fool, hanging ...
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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.
Plot: shakespeare, live performance, fool, shakespeare play, ostracism, romantic rivalry, crown, reputation, old man, greed, visceral, family feud ...
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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: talky, emotional, serious, bleak, realistic
Plot: betrayal, downfall, vengeance, intrigue, aging, tragic hero, rivalry, dysfunctional family, royal family, dishonesty, political intrigue, human nature ...
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58%
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King Lear (1971)
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: realistic, emotional, serious, bleak, talky
Plot: betrayal, royal family, downfall, dishonesty, human nature, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, siblings relations, state affairs, family relations, parents and children, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
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1Life (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The struggles and political back stabbing among four friends vying for control over the app they created, '1Life'.
Style: suspense
Plot: technology, science, security, shakespeare, social media, smartphone, betrayal, julius caesar, loneliness, hacker
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38%
The Politician's Wife (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 185 min.
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: psychological, tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: politics, cheating, infidelity, betrayal, adultery, rivalry, sexual relations, unfulfillment, state affairs, manipulations, love and romance, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
Place: big ben london
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30%
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The Grand (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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: serious, realistic, sexual
Plot: maid, prostitute, hotel, lifestyle, love and romance, romance, family relations, couple relations, siblings relations, vengeance, infidelity, couples ...
Time: 20s, 1920s
Place: england, europe, manchester england
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29%
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49 Days (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Shin Ji Hyun was enjoying absolute bliss as she was about to marry her fiancé, Kang Min Ho, but her perfect life is shattered when she gets into a car accident that leaves her in a coma. She is given a second chance at life by a reaper, but it ...
Style: emotional, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, suspenseful ...
Plot: reincarnation, true love, friendship, supernatural, betrayal, romance, best friends, self discovery, life is a bitch, afterlife, deception, tragedy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea
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28%
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Watch Over Me (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: pharmaceutical company, virus, father daughter relationship, murder, millionaire, betrayal, corruption, seduction, forbidden love
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28%
My Daughter, Geum Sa-Wol (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 min.
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: sister, sister sister relationship, orphanage, daughter, orphan, children, baby, sibling rivalry
Place: korea
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27%
Close to the Enemy (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
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 ...
Plot: scientist, cold war, hotel room, african american, basement, jazz, trenchcoat, war veteran, investigator, jukebox, overhearing sex, politician ...
Time: 1940s
Place: england
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27%
The Politician's Husband (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
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: serious, clever, realistic, tense, talky ...
Plot: politics, betrayal, politician, family relations, couple relations, blind ambition, state affairs, manipulations, ambition, relationship vs career, couples, political intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
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27%
Bouquet of Barbed Wire (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
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: realistic, emotional, serious, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: obsession, suicide, daughter, teacher, youth, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family relations, couple relations, life turned upside down, couples, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
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27%
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The Lakes (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 237 min.
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, guilt, lake, boat, tragedy, community, husband wife relationship, british tv, adultery, cuckold, death, sex ...
Place: england
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27%
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Lilies (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Lilies is a British period-drama television series, written by Heidi Thomas, which ran for one eight-episode series in early 2007 on BBC One. The show's tagline was "Liverpool, 1920. Three girls on the edge of womanhood, a world on the ...
Style: realistic, sexual, touching, serious
Plot: post war, sister sister relationship, family problems, society, working class, youth, coming of age, parents and children, family relations, siblings relations, life is a bitch, widower ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: liverpool, england
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26%
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Women in Love (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
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 ...
Plot: naked in public, world war one, skinny dipping, pubic hair, sister sister relationship, male nudity, beach
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Place: england
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Mujeres de nadie (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 45 min.
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: hospital, nurse, abusive husband, domestic violence, attempted murder, romantic rivalry, sibling relationship, extramarital affair, love triangle, doctor, mother daughter relationship, hallucination ...
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White Heat (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A story about a group of seven London-based students from 1965 to the present day.
Style: captivating, serious, stylized, realistic
Plot: destiny, friendship, social relations, friends, love affair, love and romance, artist, society, lifestyle, group of friends, roommate, legacy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 21st century, 60s, 80s ...
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Our Mutual Friend (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 350 min.
Story: Intertwining tales of love, greed, and secret identities in Charles Dickens's 1860s London.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, victorian england
Place: england, europe, london
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26%
Meri Zaat Zarra-e-Benishan (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Pakistan
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 ...
Plot: scandal, redemption, religion, hidden truth, funeral, betrayal, death, conscience, punishment, torture, infidelity, car ...
Place: pakistan
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26%
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The Endz (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Portrayal of life on the streets of Manchester, giving an insight into the young unsettling lives of city kids.
Plot: female nudity, sex, police, murder, father son relationship, racism, revenge, murder of father, male female relationship, muslim, drug dealer, car bomb ...
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25%
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, racist, dysfunctional family, racism, working class, juvenile delinquency, racial violence, brother sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, generation gap, knife fight, working class family ...
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25%
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Would Be Kings (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Story: Best friends Patrick (Currie Graham) and Jamie (Ben Bass) are also cousins and cops determined to keep the streets safe and provide for their families. Their relationship suffers when they become entangled in a dangerous mix of mobsters, corruption, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: betrayal, best friends, dishonesty, police corruption, crimes, crime, life is a bitch, gang, addiction, drug abuse, drug dealing, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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25%
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Bedtime (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Bedtime was a British comedy-drama written and directed by Andy Hamilton and broadcast by the BBC. It ran for three series for a total of fifteen episodes between August 2001 and December 2003. The first two series had six episodes each and the ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, baby, bedroom, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, reporter, young couple, neighbor, father son relationship, christmas, burglary, british, widower ...
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25%
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Vital Signs (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Story: Vital Signs is a British television drama series airing on ITV from 2006. It stars Tamzin Outhwaite as a supermarket check-out operator who decides to become a doctor. The series co-stars William Beck, Fraser Ayres, Eve Best, Claudie Blakley, ...
Plot: hospital, adultery, sister sister relationship, medical profession, medical student, career, medical, supermarket, teenage pregnancy, interracial romance, nurse, husband wife relationship ...
Place: medical school
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24%
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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: psychological, atmospheric, serious, tense
Plot: murder, ghost, tragic love, tragedy, destructive relationship, unfulfillment, vengeance, psychopath, hidden identity, intrigue, haunted by the past, tragic hero ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, europe
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24%
The Mayor of Casterbridge (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 350 min.
Story: In a drunken and disheartened state, Michael Henchard sells his wife at a fair. When he becomes sober again he realises what he has done, and though unable to find his wife and child, changes his ways. He becomes the Mayor of the town. Nearly twenty ...
Style: realistic, tense, talky, emotional, serious ...
Plot: small town, power relations, social relations, rivalry, tragic hero, betrayal, haunted by the past, buried truth, society, alcohol abuse, rise and fall, social outcast ...
Place: europe, england
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24%
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Will (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The wild story of young William Shakespeare's arrival onto the punk-rock theater scene in 16th century London -- the seductive, violent world where his raw talent faced rioting audiences, religious fanatics and raucous side-shows. It's a ...
Style: suspense, epic, exciting, satirical, suspenseful
Plot: poetry, heroes, medieval, couples, escapades, rivalry, betrayal, murder, prostitute, danger, inquisition, romance ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england
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24%
National Treasure (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
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
Plot: trial, comedian, actor, sexual assault, rape accusation, bad guy wins, rapist, rape, investigation, media, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship ...
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24%
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Liar Game (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Story: The Liar Game is a Japanese manga series originally written and illustrated by Shinobu Kaitani. The manga was first serialized in 2005 in the Japanese manga magazine Weekly Young Jump, published by Shueisha. It was adapted into a TV series, which ...
Style: psychological, serious, intellectual, tense, captivating
Plot: lie, psychology, mind game, betrayal, genius, greed, ex convict, revenge, gambling, naivete, deception, scam ...
Place: japan
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24%