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.
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 ...

Most similar movies to King Lear

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and emotional films and TV series with plots about betrayal, family relations, father son relationship, dishonesty, father daughter relationship, sister sister relationship and tragedy mostly in Drama and History genres. Some movies like King Lear: The Lakes (1997), Mujeres de nadie (2007), Hotel Cæsar (1998), The Politician's Wife (1995), 49 Days (2011). 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: king, illegitimate son, death of daughter, sibling rivalry, live performance, father daughter relationship, fool, stage, tragedy, illegitimate child, father son relationship, grief ...
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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, talky, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: betrayal, parents and children, siblings relations, family problems, family relations, uncontrollable, nagging and grouching, vengeance, dysfunctional family, human nature, rivalry, aging ...
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89%
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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: emotional, bleak, serious, realistic, talky
Plot: betrayal, family problems, family relations, downfall, tragic hero, rivalry, life is a bitch, state affairs, unfulfillment, dishonesty, intrigue, royal family ...
Time: 70s
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64%
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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: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: live performance, king, ambition, family feud, dysfunctional family, father daughter relationship, kingdom, inheritance, greed, shakespeare play, dementia, sister sister 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, adultery, deception, death, outsider, countryside, controversy ...
Place: england
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40%
Mujeres de nadie (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 45 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: hospital, nurse, abusive husband, sibling relationship, suicide attempt, love triangle, romantic rivalry, attempted murder, domestic violence, extramarital affair, alcohol abuse, assassin ...
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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: incest, psychopath, womanizer, opera singer, revenge, drug addict, age difference, snob, sibling rivalry, brother sister relationship, massacre, cousin cousin relationship ...
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34%
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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: suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: politics, cheating, infidelity, manipulation, betrayal, adultery, love and romance, battle of the sexes, state affairs, prostitute, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: big ben london, london
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33%
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49 Days (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: true love, reincarnation, grim reaper, tragedy, friendship, betrayal, supernatural, romance, self discovery, best friends, life is a bitch, deception ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea
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33%
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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, science, security, smartphone, hacker, shakespeare, loneliness, current affairs, julius caesar, betrayal, social media
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32%
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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, stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: manipulation, satire, society, blind ambition, dishonesty, romance, manipulations, rise to the top, ambition, life turned upside down, power relations, couples ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
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: sexual, serious, realistic, sexy
Plot: prostitute, family relations, maid, hotel, world war one, siblings relations, infidelity, couple relations, vengeance, love and romance, lifestyle, romance ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: europe, england, manchester, manchester england
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31%
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, sister sister relationship, baby, orphanage, sister, children, daughter, sibling rivalry, orphan
Place: korea
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30%
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, tense, captivating, suspense
Plot: scientist, military officer, world war two, war crime, brother brother relationship, adultery, investigator, politician, american abroad, post world war two, father daughter relationship, military base ...
Time: 1940s
Place: england, london
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30%
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Watch Over Me (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: forbidden love, pharmaceutical company, betrayal, corruption, virus, millionaire, seduction, murder, father daughter relationship
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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, psychological, disturbing
Plot: tragedy, bereavement, adaptation, parents and children, life is a bitch, crimes, society, dishonesty, friendship, youth, catastrophe, fight ...
Time: contemporary
Place: wales
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29%
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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: realistic, serious, stylized, captivating
Plot: lifestyle, artist, social relations, love and romance, friendship, society, friends, destiny, love affair, roommate, group of friends, flashback ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 21st century, contemporary, 70s ...
Place: europe, london, england
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I love you, Güero (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: “La mexicana y el güero” is the story of some scammers who try to deceive a millionaire who is looking for his biological mother through a plan that is funny about what is complicated. Itatí Cantoral, Gala Montes, Juan Soler, Luis Roberto ...
Plot: male female relationship, con men, con artists, family relations, rich man, scam, manipulation, femme fatale, adopted son, millionaire, deception, false identity ...
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28%
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Lilies (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, sexual ...
Plot: family relations, sister sister relationship, post war, family problems, life is a bitch, society, youth, parents and children, working class, bittersweet, poverty, slum ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: liverpool, england
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28%
The Politician's Husband (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
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, tense, serious, psychological ...
Plot: politics, betrayal, relationship vs career, political intrigue, ambition, family, state affairs, blind ambition, couples, husband wife relationship, career woman, politician ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
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28%
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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 ...
Plot: female director, skinny dipping, male nudity, beach, sister sister relationship, world war one, naked in public, pubic hair, female nudity
Time: edwardian era
Place: england
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27%
Our Mutual Friend (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 350 min.
TV show
Story: Intertwining tales of love, greed, and secret identities in Charles Dickens's 1860s London.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: betrayal, inheritance, charles dickens, dishonesty, power relations, society, life is a bitch, love and romance, lifestyle, social differences, love affair, police ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, victorian england
Place: england, london, europe
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27%
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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.
Plot: murder of father, father son relationship, kidnapping, car bomb, sex, police, racism, jealousy, drug dealer, male female relationship, explosion, female nudity ...
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27%
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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: murder, ghost, tragic love, tragedy, parents and children, haunted by the past, vengeance, psychopath, couples, supernatural, destructive relationship, royal family ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, europe
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27%
Bouquet of Barbed Wire (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, serious, emotional, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: obsession, parents and children, couple relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, life turned upside down, haunted by the past, car accident, loss of wife, daughter, suicide, teacher ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
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27%
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 ...
Plot: silence, punishment, art, redemption, death, ex husband ex wife relationship, respect, marriage, sadness, cancer, conscience, false accusation ...
Place: pakistan
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27%
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: sentimental, emotional, touching, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, boarding school, single parent, friendship, dysfunctional family, rich and poor, family in danger, boarding school life, injustice, power relations, down on your luck, siblings relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
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27%
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: juvenile delinquency, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, racial violence, working class, racist, bar, generation gap, racism, brother sister relationship, dysfunctional family, race riot ...
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26%
Unauthorized Living (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 75 min.
TV show
Story: When a Galician shipper and drug lord hiding his Alzheimer's disease plans to retire, his second-in-command plots to steal the empire from the heir.
Style: emotional, realistic, meditative, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ambition, family, business, father son relationship, parents and children, fight, alzheimer's disease, dishonesty, heir, danger, dealer, rivalry ...
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26%