Movies like King Lear 2016

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King Lear (2016)
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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: serious, captivating, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: live performance, king, ambition, family feud, sister sister relationship, betrayal, kingdom, inheritance, father daughter relationship, dysfunctional family, greed, dementia, sibling rivalry, shakespeare play, singing, tragedy, anarchy, servant, battles, castle, old man, sword, storm, royal family, exile ...

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Most similar movies to King Lear

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and emotional films with plots about betrayal, tragedy, rivalry, vengeance, murder, family relations and insanity mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like King Lear: Hamlet (1996), National Theatre Live: Hamlet (2015), Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (1980), Hamlet (1969), Othello (1965). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Hamlet (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 242 min.
Story: Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer, his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prince, murder, betrayal, royal family, funeral, shakespeare, intrigue, rivalry, love and romance, tragic hero, couples, royal court ...
Time: 19th century, middle ages, 1800s, 18th century
Place: denmark, europe, england
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100%
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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: bleak, emotional, serious, realistic, talky
Plot: betrayal, family relations, family problems, intrigue, unfulfillment, downfall, state affairs, life is a bitch, dishonesty, tragic hero, rivalry, royal family ...
Time: 70s
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86%
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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, bleak, emotional, talky, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, king, aging, downfall, rivalry, dishonesty, intrigue, unfulfillment, state affairs, tragic hero, life is a bitch, nagging and grouching ...
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77%
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: betrayal, murder of daughter, illegitimate child, friendship, sibling rivalry, father daughter reunion, tragedy, illegitimate son, insanity, death of daughter, sister sister relationship, father daughter relationship ...
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68%
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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: betrayal, rivalry, family, greed, sister sister relationship, father daughter relationship, parents and children, family relations, life philosophy, life & death, brutality, politics ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: melancholic, light, captivating, talky, entertaining ...
Plot: live performance, royal court, life & death, shakespeare play, theater, royal family, stage performance, dealing with death, medieval, culture clash, love and romance, tragic hero ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: serious, realistic, captivating, gloomy, atmospheric
Plot: ghost, betrayal, tragic love, revenge, insanity, deadly, dishonesty, unfulfillment, state affairs, royal family, vengeance, uncover truth ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: betrayal, singer, shakespeare play, tragedy
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39%
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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: psychological, atmospheric, tense, serious
Plot: ghost, tragic love, murder, tragedy, haunted by the past, royal family, destructive relationship, supernatural, heroes, hidden identity, vengeance, parents and children ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, europe
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38%
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Othello (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 165 min.
Story: The 1965 version of the Shakespeare play.
Style: emotional, atmospheric, clever, serious, realistic
Plot: betrayal, racism, interracial relations, murder, tragic love, tragedy, love, love and romance, deadly, downfall, dishonesty, unfulfillment ...
Time: 16th century
Place: italy, venice, cyprus, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 113
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, atmospheric, psychological, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: intrigue, haunted by the past, tragic hero, rivalry, vengeance, ghost, dishonesty, state affairs, parents and children, royal family, betrayal, murder ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
75 Degrees in July (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sibling rivalry and other conflicts are revealed as one daughter, now a successful modern artist living in New York, returns to visit her Texas family.
Style: touching, captivating, sincere, serious, psychological
Plot: family relations, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, rancher, sister sister relationship, dysfunctional family, husband wife relationship, male female relationship, manipulation, homecoming, sibling rivalry, family reunited ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Hamlet (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, finds out that his uncle Claudius killed his father to obtain the throne, and plans revenge.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, realistic, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: murder, tragic hero, poisoning, revenge, state affairs, parents and children, royal family, family relations, unfulfillment, dishonesty, prince, spirit ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 469
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: talky, sexy, earnest, dramatic, melancholic ...
Plot: murder, royalty, fratricide, duel, skull, brother sister relationship, haunted by the past, ghost, dysfunctional family, suicide, tragedy, incest ...
Time: 1930s, 18th century
Place: denmark, london, california, australia
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31%
 8.2
 3K
Hamlet (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Japan, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: David Tennant stars in a film of the Royal Shakespeare Company's award-winning production of Shakespeare's great play. Director Gregory Doran's modern-dress production was hailed by the critics as thrilling, fast-moving and, in parts, ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: royal court, betrayal, revenge, murder, rivalry, tragic hero, queen, royal family, state affairs, intrigue, heroes, regret ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Hamlet (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: To be or not to be, etc.
Style: psychological, stylized, atmospheric, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: haunted by the past, ghost, betrayal, tragic love, tragic hero, intrigue, dishonesty, rivalry, vengeance, parents and children, uncover truth, conspiracy ...
Time: 90s
Place: southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.3
 3K
Hamlet (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Shakespeare's 17th century masterpiece about the "Melancholy Dane" was given one of its best screen treatments by Soviet director Grigori Kozintsev. Kozintsev's Elsinore was a real castle in Estonia, utilized metaphorically as ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, stylized, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: ghost, betrayal, rivalry, tragic hero, unfulfillment, dishonesty, state affairs, head of state, palaces castles and temples, manic, parents and children, haunted by the past ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Past Life (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, Poland
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In the fascinating new film from director Avi Nesher (The Wonders), two Israeli sisters delve into the dark mystery of their father’s former life in Poland during World War II.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, touching, disturbing ...
Plot: scandal, classical music, sibling rivalry, sister sister relationship, father daughter relationship, jewish, magazine, composer, singer, diary, nazi, choir ...
Time: year 1977
Place: germany, poland, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Modesty (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Pudor is about intimacy, about the desires, obsessions, secrets and fears that we keep hidden, even from those we love most. The characters in this story are a man who is going to die, a woman who receives anonymous erotic notes, an older man who is ...
Style: disturbing, sincere, serious, captivating
Plot: husband wife relationship, secret admirer, adultery, guilt, unhappy marriage, dysfunctional family, dementia, teenage sexuality, loneliness, funeral, female masturbation, mother daughter relationship ...
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29%
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The Ticket (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A blind man who regains his vision finds himself becoming metaphorically blinded by his obsession for the superficial.
Style: disturbing, touching, psychological, serious
Plot: blind man, obsession, morality, unfaithful husband, betrayal, greed, loss, regret, selfishness, disability, ambition, friendship ...
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28%
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 340
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: witch, ambition, filicide, able to see the dead, tyrant, witchcraft, king, murder, prophecy, shakespeare
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28%
National Theatre Live: Coriolanus (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 192 min.
Story: National Theatre Live will broadcast the Donmar Warehouse’s production of Coriolanus, Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge, with Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers, War Horse (film), BBC's The Hollow Crown) in the ...
Style: captivating, epic, psychological, intense, tense ...
Plot: betrayal, vengeance, political intrigue, tragedy, state affairs, leadership, truce, military, ambition, rivalry, rise and fall, manipulation ...
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28%
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Interiors (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A look at a dysfunctional family dominated by the controlling madness of its matriarch, Eve. Her reluctant husband and their three daughters make doomed efforts to cope with Eve's demands, while also trying to get on with their own lives. But, ...
Style: bleak, psychological, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, sister sister relationship, family gatherings, depression, parents and children, family problems, family tragedy, divorce, father daughter relationship, sibling rivalry, character study ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
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27%
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Singapore Dreaming (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Singapore
Duration: 105 min.
Story: "Singapore Dreaming" ( 美满人生) is a story about a family with big dreams, living on a small island. Heavily in debt, patriarch Loh Poh Huat can’t help but feel bitter irony whenever he has to perform his job as a lawyer’s clerk ...
Style: captivating, realistic, sincere, serious, touching
Plot: greed, husband wife relationship, inheritance, debt, loss of loved one, dysfunctional family, frustration, heart attack, mistress, funeral, chinese, country club ...
Place: singapore, southeast asia
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27%
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King Lear (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 140 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: bleak, emotional, contemplative, realistic, serious
Plot: betrayal, downfall, intrigue, rivalry, life is a bitch, aging, tragic hero, dishonesty, unfulfillment, state affairs, dysfunctional family, human nature ...
Place: russia
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26%
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Othello (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: With freshly rechristened characters and brand-new dialogue, this British TV production of Othello is a "rethinking" of Shakespeare's play, albeit still retaining the original's power and potency. The story is set in the London ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, modern day adaptation, tense ...
Plot: interracial relations, downfall, power relations, vengeance, tragic love, couple relations, murder, life is a bitch, betrayal, infidelity, racism, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
A Thousand Acres (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A THOUSAND ACRES is a drama about an American family who meets with tragedy on their land. It is the story of a father, his daughters, and their husbands, and their passion to subdue the history of their land and its stories.
Style: touching, psychological, talky, realistic, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: child molester, incest rape, incest, dysfunctional family, lawsuit, family relations, father daughter incest, farm, tragedy, betrayal, family, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: iowa, usa
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25%
 7.4
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Macbeth (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A ruthlessly ambitious Scottish lord siezes the throne with the help of his scheming wife and a trio of witches.
Style: atmospheric, disturbing, bleak, serious, captivating ...
Plot: murder, betrayal, ambition, ghost, rise and fall, prophecy, rise to power, throne, tragic hero, rivalry, supernatural ability, heroes ...
Time: 11th century, middle ages, 70s
Place: scotland, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Shores of Hope (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In this vivid historical drama set in 1980s East Germany, two dockworkers and best friends who dream of escaping the repressive regime are forced to choose their loyalties when the state police promise them safe passage out of the country — if ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating, tense
Plot: friendship, ambition, relationship vs career, moral dilemma, crimes, investigation, dishonesty, betrayal, danger, snitch, interracial romance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: germany, gdr, east germany, german democratic republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Coriolanus (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Caius Martius, aka Coriolanus, is an arrogant and fearsome general who has built a career on protecting Rome from its enemies. Pushed by his ambitious mother to seek the position of consul, Coriolanus is at odds with the masses and unpopular with ...
Style: tense, stylized, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: rivalry, betrayal, tragedy, politics, vengeance, rise and fall, leadership, state affairs, uninhibited rivalry, tragic hero, ambition, suicide ...
Place: rome italy, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%