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

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and talky films and TV series with plots about betrayal, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, dishonesty, society and sister sister relationship mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like King Lear: 1Life (2016), The Mill on the Floss (1978), The Lakes (1997), The Politician's Wife (1995), Would Be Kings (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: grief, tragedy, blindness, old man, stage, loyalty, hanging, insanity, death, father daughter relationship, murder of daughter, father son relationship ...
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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: live performance, shakespeare, shakespeare play, battle, murder of daughter, king, betrayal, sister sister relationship, singing, servant, dementia, father daughter relationship ...
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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, security, science, loneliness, hacker, shakespeare, social media, julius caesar, smartphone, betrayal
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The Mill on the Floss (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 240 min.
Story: Adaptation of the George Eliot novel.
Plot: elopement, uncle nephew relationship, drowning, father son relationship, painting, painter, sister sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, lawsuit, flooding, boarding school ...
Time: victorian era
Place: britain
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44%
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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, serious, talky, realistic, emotional
Plot: betrayal, tragic hero, downfall, intrigue, parents and children, destiny, dishonesty, unfulfillment, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, aging ...
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42%
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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, tragedy, boat, community, tv, british tv, controversy, gambler, adultery, death, husband wife relationship, sex ...
Place: england
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, psychological ...
Plot: politics, cheating, betrayal, adultery, infidelity, battle of the sexes, crumbling marriage, vengeance, love affair, sexual relations, dishonesty, state affairs ...
Time: 90s
Place: big ben london
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35%
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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, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: crime, gang, betrayal, shakespeare, dirty cop, police, drug dealing, addiction, drug abuse, police corruption, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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: serious, captivating, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: betrayal, inheritance, love affair, social differences, dishonesty, love and romance, society, power relations, life is a bitch, lifestyle, mistaken identity, doll ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, victorian england
Place: england, europe, london
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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, tense, talky, realistic, clever ...
Plot: politics, betrayal, politician, couple relations, betrayal by friend, jealousy, family, wife husband relationship, political intrigue, relationship vs career, ambition, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
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32%
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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, sexual, realistic
Plot: prostitute, hotel, maid, vengeance, betrayal, couple relations, romance, infidelity, siblings relations, love and romance, couples, family relations ...
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Place: england, europe, manchester england
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Close to the Enemy (2016)
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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 ...
Plot: scientist, cold war, war crime, eavesdropping, aviation, secret service, jazz, world war two, torturer, war veteran, trenchcoat, female singer ...
Time: 1940s
Place: england
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The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 159 min.
Story: Based on a little known 1848 novel by Anne Bronte, Tara Fitzgerald stars as an enigmatic young woman who moves to 19th Century Yorkshire with a young son. Distancing herself from everyone in the village and their prying questions, she remains ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: betrayal, crumbling marriage, novelist, romance, couple relations, infidelity, looking for love, love affair, love triangle, rich and poor, working class, fall in love ...
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Place: yorkshire
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Women in Love (2011)
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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: skinny dipping, world war one, pubic hair, male nudity, beach, sister sister relationship, naked in public
Time: edwardian era
Place: england
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28%
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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.
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 64 min.
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White Heat (2012)
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Genre: Drama
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Plot: shakespeare, able to see the dead
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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King Lear (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Denmark
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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, talky, serious, realistic, emotional
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Time: 70s
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25%
Scarlet and Black (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 238 min.
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Style: romantic
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Place: france
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24%
A Little Princess (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 163 min.
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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, rape accusation, sexual assault, actor, unhappy ending, media, rapist, investigation, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, rape ...
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23%
Henry IV Part I (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 148 min.
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The Wingless Bird (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
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Genre: Drama
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The Party's Over (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
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