Movies Most Similar to King Lear (2018)

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Movies Most Similar to King Lear (2018)
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King Lear (1983)

King Lear (1983) - Movies Most Similar to King Lear (2018)
Starring: Colin Blakely, Leo McKern, Robert Lindsay, Laurence Olivier
Duration: 2h 38mins
Genres: Drama

King Lear (1983) is a video production of William Shakespeare's 1606 play of the same name, directed by Michael Elliott.
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Coriolanus (2011)

Coriolanus (2011) - Movies Most Similar to King Lear (2018)
Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Gerard Butler, Brian Cox, Lubna Azabal
Duration: 2h 3mins
Genres: Drama, Thriller, War

In Rome, riots are in progress after stores of grain are withheld from citizens and civil liberties are reduced due to a war between Rome and neighbouring Volsci.
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A Thousand Acres (1997)

A Thousand Acres (1997) - Movies Most Similar to King Lear (2018)
Starring: Michelle Pfeiffer, Jessica Lange, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jason Robards
Duration: 1h 45mins
Genres: Drama

Larry Cook (Jason Robards), a prosperous farmer in Iowa, decides to retire and split his acres of land among his three daughters, Ginny (Jessica Lange), Rose (Michelle Pfeiffer) and Caroline (Jennifer Jason Leigh).
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Interiors (1978)

Interiors (1978) - Movies Most Similar to King Lear (2018)
Starring: Diane Keaton, Geraldine Page, Kristin Griffith, Mary Beth Hurt
Duration: 1h 32mins
Genres: Drama

The film centers on the three children of Arthur (E. G. Marshall), a corporate attorney, and Eve (Geraldine Page), an interior decorator.
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The Time That Remains (2009)

The Time That Remains (2009) - Movies Most Similar to King Lear (2018)
Starring: Menashe Noy, Elia Suleiman, Baher Agbariya, Saleh Bakri
Duration: 1h 49mins
Genres: Drama, History

The Time That Remains is a 2009 semi-biographical drama film written and directed by Palestinian director Elia Suleiman.
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King Lear (1970)

King Lear (1970) - Movies Most Similar to King Lear (2018)
Genres: Drama

King Lear (Russian: Король Лир, romanized: Korol Lir) is a 1971 Soviet drama film directed by Grigori Kozintsev, based on William Shakespeare's play King Lear.
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Macbeth (2015)

Macbeth (2015) - Movies Most Similar to King Lear (2018)
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jack Madigan, Frank Madigan
Duration: 1h 53mins
Genres: Drama, History, War

Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland.
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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (1980)

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (1980) - Movies Most Similar to King Lear (2018)
Starring: Derek Jacobi, Claire Bloom, Patrick Stewart, Eric Porter
Duration: 3h 30mins
Genres: Drama

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.
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Macbeth (1971)

Macbeth (1971) - Movies Most Similar to King Lear (2018)
Starring: Jon Finch, Francesca Annis, Martin Shaw, Terence Bayler
Duration: 2h 20mins
Genres: Biography, Drama, History

In the Middle Ages, a Norwegian invasion of Scotland is suppressed by Macbeth, Thane of Glamis, and Banquo.
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Cymbeline (2014)

Cymbeline (2014) - Movies Most Similar to King Lear (2018)
Starring: Ethan Hawke, Ed Harris, Milla Jovovich, John Leguizamo
Duration: 1h 38mins
Genres: Drama

Cymbeline (also known as Anarchy) is a 2014 American film version of the play Cymbeline by William Shakespeare.
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Hamlet (1990)

Hamlet (1990) - Movies Most Similar to King Lear (2018)
Starring: Mel Gibson, Glenn Close, Alan Bates, Paul Scofield
Duration: 2h 15mins
Genres: Drama

In Denmark, Prince Hamlet finds himself involved in a conspiracy of powerful interests within the royal palace.
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Burnt by the Sun (1994)

Burnt by the Sun (1994) - Movies Most Similar to King Lear (2018)
Starring: Nikita Mikhalkov, Ingeborga Dapkunaite, Oleg Menshikov, Nadezhda Mikhalkova
Duration: 2h 15mins
Genres: Drama, History, War

In the summer of 1936 in the Soviet Union, Comdiv Sergei Petrovich Kotov, his wife Maroussia and their young daughter Nadia are relaxing in a banya when a peasant from the local collective farm frantically tells them the Red Army's tanks are about to crush the wheat harvest as part of general maneuvers.
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Titus (1999)

Titus (1999) - Movies Most Similar to King Lear (2018)
Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Jessica Lange, Osheen Jones, Dario D'Ambrosi
Duration: 2h 42mins
Genres: Drama, History, Thriller

A boy eating lunch in a 1950s-style kitchen plays war with his surrounding toys.
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Hamlet (2015)

Hamlet (2015) - Movies Most Similar to King Lear (2018)
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Ciarán Hinds, Sian Brooke, Anastasia Hille
Duration: 3h 37mins
Genres: Drama

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, finds out that his Uncle Claudius killed his father to obtain the throne, and plans his revenge.
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Some Mother's Son (1996)

Some Mother's Son (1996) - Movies Most Similar to King Lear (2018)
Starring: Helen Mirren, Fionnula Flanagan, Aidan Gillen, David O'Hara
Duration: 1h 52mins
Genres: Drama, History

Some Mother's Son is a 1996 film written and directed by Irish filmmaker Terry George, co-written by Jim Sheridan, and based on the true story of the 1981 hunger strike in the Maze Prison, in Northern Ireland.
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Hamlet (2009)

Hamlet (2009) - Movies Most Similar to King Lear (2018)
Starring: David Tennant, Patrick Stewart, Penny Downie, Oliver Ford Davies
Duration: 3h 0mins
Genres: Drama

Hamlet is a 2009 television film adaptation of the Royal Shakespeare Company's 2008 modern-dress stage production of William Shakespeare's play of the same name, aired on BBC Two on 26 December 2009.
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Pompeii: the Last Day (2003)

Pompeii: the Last Day (2003) - Movies Most Similar to King Lear (2018)
Starring: Alisdair Simpson, Tim Pigott-Smith, Jim Carter, Jonathan Firth
Duration: 2h 0mins
Genres: Drama, History

The documentary tells the story of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius from the point of view of assorted inhabitants of Pompeii and Herculaneum whose names and occupations are known, including a local politician and his family, a fuller, his wife, and two gladiators.
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Julius Caesar (1970)

Julius Caesar (1970) - Movies Most Similar to King Lear (2018)
Starring: Charlton Heston, Jason Robards, John Gielgud, Richard Johnson
Duration: 1h 57mins
Genres: Drama, History, War

Julius Caesar is a 1970 British independent film adaptation of William Shakespeare's play of the same name, directed by Stuart Burge from a screenplay by Robert Furnival.
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Northmen - A Viking Saga (2014)

Northmen - A Viking Saga (2014) - Movies Most Similar to King Lear (2018)
Starring: Charlie Murphy, Ed Skrein, James Norton, Tom Hopper
Duration: 1h 37mins
Genres: Action, Drama, History

Northmen: A Viking Saga is a 2014 historical action film by Swiss director Claudio Fäh.
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Troy (2004)

Troy (2004) - Movies Most Similar to King Lear (2018)
Starring: Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom, Julian Glover
Duration: 2h 43mins
Genres: Drama, History

A battle between the Greek armies of King Agamemnon of Mycenae and King Triopas of Thessaly is quickly averted when the great warrior Achilles, fighting for Agamemnon, defeats Boagrius, Triopas' champion, in single combat after Achilles was initially absent from the battle.
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