Movies like Macbeth 1983

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Macbeth (1983)
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Macbeth (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 72 min.
Story: A Hungarian TV version of the play shot in just two takes.
Plot: theater, nihilism, pessimism, misanthropy, hungarian

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, atmospheric, realistic and contemplative films with plots about shakespeare, murder, king, tragedy, family relations, betrayal and rivalry mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Macbeth: One Hamlet Less (1973), Electra, My Love (1974), Richard III (1983), King Lear (1982), The Local Stigmatic (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
One Hamlet Less (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 70 min.
Story: The "Hamlet" in this well-mounted Italian spoof is the Danish prince, not a small town or village. The movie irreverently draws on both the Shakespeare play and the 1877 story by Jules Laforgue. In the story, Hamlet (Carmelo Bene) is a ...
Style: experimental
Plot: tragedy, theater, shakespeare's hamlet, artistic creation
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Electra, My Love (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Reminiscent of the latter works of Bela Tarr, Miklos Jancso's "Beloved Electra" is comprised of a series of extremely slow and extremely long takes (there are just eight principal shots, each lasting an entire reel of film). More ...
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, atmospheric, captivating
Plot: ancient history, female nudity, surrealism, murder, rivalry, state affairs, vengeance, legends and myths, curses spells and rituals, parents and children, obsession, male nudity ...
Place: ancient greece
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Richard III (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 239 min.
Story: Richard Duke of Gloucester, youngest brother of King Edward IV, will stop at nothing to get the crown. He first convinces the ailing King that the Duke of Clarence, his elder brother, is a threat to the lives of Edward's two young sons. Edward ...
Plot: royal family, king of england, shakespeare
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63%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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A Performance of Macbeth (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Shakespeare's classic tragedy of ambition, witches and murder.
Plot: able to see the dead
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58%
The Local Stigmatic (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
Story: Two symbiotic sociopaths play obscurely deviant mind games with each other while engaging in perversely brutal acts of violence against victims apparently chosen at random
Plot: nihilism, perversity, game, mind game, fame, prank telephone call, violence, jealousy, celebrity, pub, newsstand
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55%
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Macbeth (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: An adaptation of Shakespeare's play.
Plot: murder, child murder, suicide, shakespeare, shakespeare play, knife
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Henry IV Part II (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The death of King Henry the Fourth and the coronation of King Henry the Fifth.
Plot: british history, royalty, king of england, shakespeare
Place: england
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National Theatre Live: Hamlet (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 217 min.
Story: Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, Doctor Strange) plays the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Now seen by over 900,000 people worldwide, the original broadcast returns to international cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th ...
Style: emotional, captivating, melancholic, atmospheric, talky ...
Plot: theater, medieval, live performance, theatre play, royal court, tragic hero, sword fight, culture clash, runaway, king, obsession, mother son relationship ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, europe
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49%
Henry IV Part I (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Henry Bolingbroke has now been crowned King of England, but faces a rebellion headed by the embittered Earl of Northumberland and his son (nicknamed 'Hotspur'). Henry's son Hal, the Prince of Wales, has thrown over life at court in ...
Plot: british history, royalty, king of england, shakespeare
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Hamlet (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 191 min.
Story: A stage production of Hamlet filmed at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in New York.
Style: affectionate, visually appealing, sexy, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, melancholy, small town, first contact, obsession, life philosophy, murder mystery, crime gone awry, corruption, gangsters, love, secrets ...
Time: 1930s, 18th century
Place: london, california, denmark, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Family Nest (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Családi tüzfészek (aka Family Nest) is an intimate portrayal of a family slowly disintegrating under various pressures in late 1970s communist Hungary. The plot of the film is deceptively simple, with the occasional momentous event--including one ...
Plot: rape, large family, violence, apartment, hungarian
Place: hungary
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45%
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Macbeth (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Macbeth and his wife murder Duncan in order to gain his crown, but the bloodbath doesn't stop there, and things supernatural combine to bring the Macbeths down.
Plot: medieval, ambition, witch, able to see the dead, filicide, witchcraft, tyrant, prophecy, king, murder, shakespeare
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Almanac of Fall (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In this dense setting, the inhabitants of a large, claustrophobic apartment reveal their darkest secrets, fears, obsessions and hostilities.
Style: experimental, realistic, serious, tense, bleak ...
Plot: redemption, friendship, mind game, revenge, poverty, sexual abuse, family relations, intimacy, melancholy, sex crime, vengeance, betrayal ...
Time: 80s
Place: hungary, europe
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The Turin Horse (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Germany, USA, Switzerland, France
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A monumental windstorm and an abused horse's refusal to work or eat signals the beginning of the end for a poor farmer and his daughter.
Style: bleak, thought provoking, serious, atmospheric, art house ...
Plot: horse, poverty, survival, desperation, destiny, human nature, family relations, everyday life, isolation, farm, encounter, human existence ...
Time: 19th century
Place: turin italy, europe
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Ophelia (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young man becomes enraged when his mother remarries his wealthy uncle after his father dies.
Plot: shakespeare's hamlet
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Pericles, Prince of Tyre (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 177 min.
Story: When Pericles discovers the dread answer to Antioch's riddle, he flees for his life straight into famine, shipwreck, love, fatherhood, and another shipwreck; he loses his wife and daughter, and doesn't find them again until the story moves ...
Plot: king, shakespeare, prince, bbc
Place: ancient greece
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39%
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Miss Julie (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Miss Julie has power over Jean because she's an aristocrat but he has power over her because he's a man. On Midsummer Eve this power battle turns to love which is consummated. But as each one battles for power, Jean convinces Miss Julie ...
Plot: cultural conflict, actress
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Hamlet (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 184 min.
Story: From its sell-out run at Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre comes a film version of this unique and critically acclaimed production of Hamlet with BAFTA-nominee Maxine Peake in the title role. This ground-breaking stage production, directed by ...
Style: serious, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: tragic hero, intrigue, haunted by the past, rivalry, vengeance, royal family, state affairs, parents and children, dishonesty, ghost, murder, betrayal ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, europe
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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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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: tense, serious, atmospheric, psychological
Plot: tragedy, ghost, tragic love, murder, psychopath, couples, heroes, intrigue, love and romance, rivalry, dishonesty, supernatural ability ...
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Place: denmark, europe
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Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 132 min.
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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 210 min.
Story: Hamlet comes home from university to find his uncle married to his mother, and his father's ghost haunting the battlements and scaring the watch. Then his father's ghost directs him to seek revenge.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, atmospheric, gloomy
Plot: ghost, incest, insanity, revenge, sexual abuse, rape, shakespeare, betrayal, tragic love, indecision, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Othello (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 165 min.
Story: The 1965 version of the Shakespeare play.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, atmospheric, clever
Plot: tragedy, jealousy, shakespeare's othello, love, betrayal, tragic love, racism, shakespeare, loyalty, miscegenation, interracial romance, husband wife relationship ...
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Hamlet (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Japan, USA
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Style: serious, emotional, stylized, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: royal court, revenge, betrayal, murder, shakespeare's hamlet, rivalry, tragic hero, state affairs, heroes, intrigue, royal family, regret ...
Time: middle ages
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A Midsummer Night's Rave (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A Midsummer Night's Rave is a modern rave take on Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream released in 2002
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good, modern day adaptation
Audience: teens
Plot: rave, clubbing, tragic love, drug use, sexual content, misfit, nothing goes right, lifestyle, love and romance, romance, friends, stoners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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Macbeth (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In eleventh century Scotland, three witches foretell that Macbeth will become King, while Banquo will beget Kings. Macbeth accordingly has King Duncan slain, and is duly crowned in his place. But that's where his problems really begin...
Plot: king, murder, prophecy, child murder, witch, suicide, regicide, shakespeare, blood, knife
Time: middle ages
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The Little Death (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: An erotic thriller from the director of Psychopathia Sexualis, THE LITTLE DEATH offers a peek into the seedy boudoirs of a Victorian-era brothel, where a strong-willed reformer (Courtney Patterson) and a corrupter of innocence battle over the fate ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, erotic ...
Plot: culture clash, prostitute, rivalry, mind game, society, nihilism, sexuality, seduction, brothel, repression, fall in love, forbidden love ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa
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32%
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Lily Dale (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A precocious teenager abruptly altered family life. His brother, a young a little strange, returns home after years away and threatens to reveal a secret that could devastate the family.
Plot: theater, salesman, wedding ring, train travel, stepfather, malaria, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, 18 year old, family relations, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, alienation, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 1910s
Place: texas, houston texas
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MacBeth (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This is a very theatrical version, full of sound & fury, histrionics and big arm movements. Cynical audiences might not buy into it, but if you were to go back to the early 1600s this is probably the way you'd see it. The plot of ...
Plot: taunting, regicide, husband wife relationship, manhood, murder, male protagonist, scottish accent
Time: 11th century
Place: scotland
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31%