Movies and TV shows like King Lear 1974

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King Lear
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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Hamlet
Drama
UK, Japan, USA
180 min.
 8.2
King Lear
Drama
UK, Denmark
137 min.
 7.3
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, atmospheric and emotional films and TV series with plots about shakespeare, betrayal, tragedy, father son relationship, dishonesty, death and murder mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like King Lear: Hamlet (1969), Othello (1965), Hamlet (2000), Hamlet (2009), Revolt (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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King Lear
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Hamlet
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Hamlet
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Country: USA
Duration: 191 min.
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Country: UK
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Country: India
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Othello
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Country: UK, USA, Canada
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Macbeth
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 148 min.
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King Lear
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Country: USA
Duration: 233 min.
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The King Is Alive
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, USA
Duration: 105 min.
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Country: Australia
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Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
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