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: storm, betrayal, tragedy, deception, father daughter relationship, duel, old age, heir, father son relationship, lightning, loyalty, fool, bastard, blindness, legacy, half brother, sibling rivalry, shakespeare's king lear, illegitimate son, murder of daughter, sister sister relationship, death of daughter, suicide attempt, romantic triangle, court jester ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, tense, serious and psychological films and TV series with plots about betrayal, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, tragedy, family relations, sister sister relationship and deception mostly in Drama, History and Romance genres. Some movies like King Lear: Succession (2018), Romeo & Juliet (1978), The Lakes (1997), Mujeres de nadie (2007), Night and Day (2001). 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: father daughter reunion, murder of daughter, insanity, death of daughter, king, sister sister relationship, illegitimate son, friendship, tragedy, sibling rivalry, grief, father daughter relationship ...
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95%
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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: medieval, shakespeare, king, betrayal, aging, unfulfillment, rivalry, tragic hero, life is a bitch, state affairs, intrigue, downfall ...
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87%
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 849
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: curse, betrayal, shakespeare, infidelity, father daughter relationship, death, murder of daughter, sister sister relationship, murder, servant, disguise, friendship ...
Time: 70s
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68%
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 33
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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67%
Movie in collections
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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: tragedy, shakespeare, shakespeare's king lear
Place: britain
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55%
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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, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: wealth, family business, betrayal, ceo, business, family relations, patriarchy, businessman, father son relationship, parents and children, rivalry, dysfunctional family ...
Place: new york, usa
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44%
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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: tragedy, shakespeare's romeo and juliet, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, love, mother daughter relationship, male female relationship, mother son relationship
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39%
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King Lear (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An aging King invites disaster, when he abdicates to his corrupt, toadying daughters, and rejects his loving and honest one.
Style: bleak, thought provoking, psychological, rough
Plot: rivalry, sister sister relationship, betrayal, father daughter relationship, family, greed, family relations, parents and children, revenge, brutality, politics, life & death ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
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 990
The Lakes (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 374 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: cuckold, small town, lake, guilt, boat, tragedy, television, deception, countryside, sex, husband wife relationship, community ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, postpartum depression, sibling relationship, extramarital affair, domestic violence, romantic rivalry, attempted murder, love triangle, suicide attempt, father daughter relationship ...
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36%
 8.1
 101
Night and Day (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Night and Day is a British soap opera which was produced by Granada Television for LWT and ran on ITV from 2001 to 2003. Its theme-song, "Always & Forever", was sung by Kylie Minogue.
Style: sitcom, sincere, captivating, psychological
Plot: family, parents and children, family life, family relations, slice of life, father son relationship, friendship, father daughter relationship, mother son relationship, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, group of friends ...
Place: london
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35%
Death and Nightingales (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
Story: An epic tale of love, betrayal, deception, and revenge set in the beautiful, haunting countryside of Fermanagh in the North of Ireland in 1885.
Style: suspense, tense, captivating
Plot: abusive stepfather, family problems, betrayal, family relations, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, couple relations, relationship problems, spy, life is a bitch, dual identity, relationships, double life ...
Time: 19th century
Place: northern ireland, ireland
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33%
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 467
Bromance (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Could anyone be more excited to reach her 25th birthday? Pi Ya Nuo had an inauspicious start to her life. Doomed to live her life as a boy, Ya Nuo is shy and always tries to keep her distance to people to hide her true identity, and the mysterious ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, romantic, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: gender disguise, friendship, prediction, love and romance, father son relationship, culture clash, heir, love triangle, strong female lead, betrayal, love, female protagonist ...
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33%
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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: hotel, gay, redneck, suicide attempt, air disaster, snobbism, death in the family, family relations, wealth, ruse, older man younger woman relationship, woman in a wheelchair ...
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33%
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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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33%
 6.1
 540
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, sexy, entertaining
Plot: sister sister relationship, relationships, family relations, life, passion, sisters, desire, female nudity, male nudity, world war one, skinny dipping, beach ...
Time: year 1914, edwardian era
Place: england
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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: political, serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: politics, cheating, motivation, adultery, betrayal, manipulation, infidelity, british politics, battle of the sexes, rivalry, state affairs, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: big ben london, london
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32%
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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: psychological, twists and turns, light, captivating
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31%
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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: captivating, tense, thought provoking, suspense
Plot: technology, security, social media, betrayal, hacker, society, friends, social relations, social problems, relationship problems, life is a bitch, loneliness ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.5
 587
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: medieval, betrayal, tragedy, theater, masked man, death of father, half brother half brother relationship, sister sister relationship, messenger, death of king, letter, sororicide ...
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30%
 7.7
 61
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, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: manipulation, satire, deception, betrayal, life turned upside down, couples, power relations, dishonesty, blind ambition, love and romance, romance, rise to the top ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england
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30%
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: touching, captivating, suspense, exciting, contemplative
Plot: marital problem, countryside, wealthy family, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, adultery, betrayal, tragic event, brother sister relationship, poor family, infidelity, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Place: pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 633
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: sexual, serious, realistic, sexy
Plot: hotel, family relations, maid, prostitute, infidelity, siblings relations, vengeance, couple relations, couples, betrayal, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 1920s, post world war one
Place: europe, england, manchester
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29%
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 285
Baraj (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: Nazım meets Nehir on an internet dating site. They didn't see each other until Nehir sent her own photo. Thinking that Nehir is very beautiful and younger than him, Nazım hesitates to send his own photo and sends Tarık's photo. As Nehir ...
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, disturbing
Plot: internet dating, online dating, love triangle, relationship problems, deception, love interest, romantic relationship, relationships, love story, romantic triangle, male female relationship, wound
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Close to the Enemy (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
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: world war two, war crime, military officer, scientist, brother brother relationship, father daughter relationship, adultery, military base, politician, african american, investigator, american abroad ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two
Place: england, london
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28%
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 49
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, tense, unusual plot structure, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: father son relationship, revenge, male female relationship, jealousy, drug dealer, racism, muslim, murder of father, kidnapping, murder, police, gangland murder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.0
 651
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, realistic, captivating, stylized
Plot: society, group of friends, lifestyle, friends, love affair, social relations, love and romance, destiny, friendship, ethnic diversity, flatmate, father son relationship ...
Time: 60s, 21st century, 20th century, 80s, 90s ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.2
 2K
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: psychological, sincere, disturbing, captivating
Plot: tragedy, bereavement, crimes, parents and children, adaptation, dishonesty, society, life is a bitch, friendship, youth, disorder, destiny ...
Time: contemporary
Place: wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
My Night with Reg (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
TV show
Story: A group of English gay men get together to reminisce. They are all coming from a wake for one of their circle who's died of AIDS. It's that terrifying time between the outbreak of AIDS and the development of an AIDS test and as the ...
Plot: aids, gay, handyman, infidelity, love triangle, dinner party, loss of lover, gay interest, hiv
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.5
 471
Second Avenue (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Andra Avenyn was a Swedish drama series and soap opera, produced by SVT and broadcast from 2007 to 2010.
Style: captivating, disturbing, psychological, suspense
Plot: family problems, family, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, relationships, parents and children, relationship problems, dysfunctional family, social problems, male female relationship, family relations, ex convict ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%