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Shakespeare In Love (1998)
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Shakespeare In Love (1998)

Will Shakespeare is a known but struggling poet, playwright and actor who not only has sold his next play to both Philip Henslow and Richard Burbidge but now faces a far more difficult problem: he is bereft of ideas and has yet to begin writing. He is in search of his muse, the woman who will inspir…e him but all attempts fail him until he meets the beautiful Viola de Lesseps. She loves the theatre and would like nothing more than to take to the stage but is forbidden from doing so as only men can be actors. She is also a great admirer of Shakespeare's works. Dressing as a man and going by the name of Thomas Kent, she auditions and is ideal for a part in his next play. Shakespeare soon sees through her disguise and they begin a love affair, one they know cannot end happily for them as he is already married and she has been promised to the dour Lord Wessex. As the company rehearses his new play, Will and Viola's love is transferred to the written page leading to the masterpiece that is Romeo and Juliet. (Read More)

Themes:
writing falling in love rivalry sexuality guilt extramarital affair deception dance jealousy 
Mood:
parody satire 
Locations:
church of england london england beach 
Characters:
psychiatrist actress love triangle actor 
Period:
16th century 
Story:
male drag play rehearsal queen of england gender disguise long blonde hair blonde woman theatrical producer mise en abyme elizabethan era 1590s binding breasts theatrical troupe river thames shakespeare play play within a film β€¦woman dressed as man debt collector unwanted kiss castaway marriage of convenience nobility muse reference to shakespeare's romeo and juliet androgyny sexual identity stuttering star crossed lovers famous score writer's block wager show business theatre production tavern playwright assumed identity autograph drag inspiration arrogance balcony love at first sight rowboat arranged marriage backstage rehearsal blockbuster mouse loss of virginity farce reference to william shakespeare kissing while having sex cross dressing therapy queen acting underwater premarital sex gift bracelet scream mistaken identity audition theater no opening credits disguise name in title sword fight prayer prostitution falling from height brawl face slap blonde fistfight three word title chase dancing character name in title bare breasts sex scene dog kiss  (See All)

Tootsie (1982)
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Tootsie (1982)

Michael Dorsey is an unemployed actor with an impossible reputation. In order to find work and fund his friend's play he dresses as a woman, Dorothy Michaels, and lands the part in a daytime drama. Dorsey loses himself in this woman role and essentially becomes Dorothy Michaels, captivating women al…l around the city and inspiring them to break free from the control of men and become more like Dorsey's initial identity. This newfound role, however, lands Dorsey in a hot spot between a female friend/'lover,' a female co-star he falls in love with, that co-star's father who falls in love with him, and a male co-star who yearns for his affection. (Read More)

Characters:
actress love triangle actor 
Story:
gender disguise unwanted kiss playwright autograph drag rehearsal blockbuster farce cross dressing premarital sex scream audition disguise dancing character name in title 

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Tristan + Isolde (2006)
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Tristan + Isolde (2006)

An affair between the second in line to Britain's throne and the princess of the feuding Irish spells doom for the young lovers.

Themes:
rivalry guilt extramarital affair dance 
Locations:
beach 
Characters:
love triangle 
Story:
long blonde hair blonde woman star crossed lovers rowboat kissing while having sex queen bracelet disguise sword fight blonde three word title dancing character name in title kiss 

Anonymous (2011)
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Anonymous (2011)

Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford, is presented as the real author of Shakespeare's works. Edward's life is followed through flashbacks from a young child, through to the end of his life. He is portrayed as a child prodigy who writes and performs A Midsummer Night's Dream for a young Elizabeth I. A ser…ies of events sees his plays being performed by a frontman, Shakespeare. (Read More)

Themes:
writing 
Locations:
london england 
Characters:
actress actor 
Period:
16th century 
Story:
elizabethan era shakespeare play reference to shakespeare's romeo and juliet playwright rowboat backstage reference to william shakespeare kissing while having sex queen prayer face slap chase dancing sex scene kiss β€¦dog  (See All)

Elizabeth (1998) is one of the best movies like Shakespeare In Love (1998)
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Elizabeth (1998)

This film details the ascension to the throne and the early reign of Queen Elizabeth the First, as played by Cate Blanchett. The main focus is the endless attempts by her council to marry her off, the Catholic hatred of her and her romance with Lord Robert Dudley.

Themes:
dance 
Locations:
church of england 
Period:
16th century 
Story:
queen of england elizabethan era river thames star crossed lovers rowboat kissing while having sex queen prayer face slap dancing character name in title 

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All About Eve (1950)
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All About Eve (1950)

Eve (Anne Baxter) is waiting backstage to meet her idol, aging Broadway star Margo Channing (Bette Davis). It seems innocent enough as Eve explains that she has seen Margo in EVERY performance of her current play. Only playwright/critic DeWitt (George Sanders) sees through Eve's evil plan, which is …to take her parts and her fiance, Bill Simpson (Gary Merrill). When the fiance shows no interest, she tries for playwright Lloyd Richards (Hugh Marlowe), but DeWitt stops her. After she accepts her award, she decides to skip the after-party and goes to her room, where a young woman named Phoebe has sneaked into her room and fallen asleep. This is where the "Circle of Life" now comes to fruition as Eve will get played like she played Margo. (Read More)

Themes:
guilt deception jealousy 
Mood:
satire 
Characters:
actress actor 
Story:
theatrical producer playwright backstage rehearsal blockbuster reference to william shakespeare acting audition theater face slap character name in title kiss 

The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)
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The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)

A sumptuous and sensual tale of intrigue, romance and betrayal set against the backdrop of a defining moment in European history: two beautiful sisters, Anne and Mary Boleyn, driven by their family's blind ambition, compete for the love of the handsome and passionate King Henry VIII.

Themes:
extramarital affair dance jealousy 
Locations:
beach 
Characters:
love triangle 
Period:
16th century 
Story:
queen of england arranged marriage queen face slap dancing character name in title dog kiss 

Titanic (1997)
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Titanic (1997)

84 years later, a 100 year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell and Anatoly Mikailavich on the Keldysh about her life set in April 10th 1912, on a ship called Titanic when young Rose boards the departing ship …with the upper-class passengers and her mother, Ruth DeWitt Bukater, and her fiance, Caledon Hockley. Meanwhile, a drifter and artist named Jack Dawson and his best friend Fabrizio De Rossi win third-class tickets to the ship in a game. And she explains the whole story from departure until the death of Titanic on its first and last voyage April 15th, 1912 at 2:20 in the morning. (Read More)

Themes:
guilt jealousy 
Characters:
love triangle 
Story:
star crossed lovers famous score arrogance love at first sight rowboat arranged marriage blockbuster loss of virginity kissing while having sex underwater premarital sex gift no opening credits prayer falling from height β€¦face slap chase dancing bare breasts sex scene kiss  (See All)

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Beauty And The Beast (2017) is one of the best movies like Shakespeare In Love (1998)
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Beauty And The Beast (2017)

Disney's animated classic takes on a new form, with a widened mythology and an all-star cast. A young prince, imprisoned in the form of a beast, can be freed only by true love. What may be his only opportunity arrives when he meets Belle, the only human girl to ever visit the castle since it was enc…hanted. (Read More)

Themes:
deception dance jealousy 
Characters:
love triangle 
Story:
star crossed lovers famous score tavern blockbuster reference to william shakespeare queen no opening credits disguise sword fight falling from height brawl chase dancing character name in title dog β€¦kiss  (See All)

The Libertine (2004)
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The Libertine (2004)

In 1660, with the return of Charles II to the English throne, theater, the visual arts, science and sexual promiscuity flourish. Thirteen years later, in the midst of political and economical problems, Charles II asks for the return of his friend John Wilmot, aka the second Earl of Rochester, from e…xile back to London. John is a morally-corrupt drunkard and a sexually- active cynical poet. When the King asks John to prepare a play for the French ambassador so as to please him, John meets the aspiring actress Elizabeth Barry in the playhouse and decides to make her into a great star. He falls in love with her and she becomes his mistress. During the presentation to the Frenchman, he falls into disgrace with the court. When he was thirty-three years old and dying of syphilis and alcoholism, he converts to being a religious man. (Read More)

Themes:
writing falling in love extramarital affair 
Locations:
london england 
Characters:
actress actor 
Story:
wager theatre production playwright backstage rehearsal reference to william shakespeare theater prostitution face slap dancing dog kiss 

She's The Man (2006)
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She's The Man (2006)

Here's the thing! Viola's soccer team at Cornwall gets cut. She wants to join the boys team, but they do not allow girls. So she thinks "If you can't join them, beat them". So she does! She disguises herself as her twin brother Sebastian, and goes out for the rival school, Illyria, boys' soccer team… and makes it. Unfortunately, she didn't plan falling in love with her roommate Duke. But Duke has his eyes on Olivia. What makes matters worse is that Olivia starts to fall for Sebastian because he/she has a sensitive side. If things couldn't get more problematic, the real Sebastian (who was in London working on his music) comes home early. He arrives on campus and has no clue that he was replaced by his twin sister. (Read More)

Themes:
falling in love deception 
Locations:
london england 
Characters:
love triangle 
Story:
gender disguise binding breasts woman dressed as man androgyny assumed identity reference to william shakespeare cross dressing disguise face slap kiss 

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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

In 19th century Qing Dynasty China, a warrior gives his sword, Green Destiny, to his lover to deliver to safe keeping, but it is stolen, and the chase is on to find it. The search leads to the House of Yu where the story takes on a whole different level.

Themes:
deception 
Characters:
love triangle 
Story:
male drag tavern arranged marriage underwater premarital sex no opening credits disguise sword fight brawl fistfight chase kiss 

Gangs Of New York (2002) is one of the best movies like Shakespeare In Love (1998)
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Gangs Of New York (2002)

Having seen his father killed in a major gang fight in New York, young Amsterdam Vallon is spirited away for his own safety. Some years later, he returns to the scene of his father's death, the notorious Five Points district in New York. It's 1863 and lower Manhattan is run by gangs, the most powerf…ul of which is the Natives, headed by Bill "The Butcher" Cutting. He believes that America should belong to native-born Americans and opposes the waves of immigrants, mostly Irish, entering the city. It's also the time of the Civil War and forced conscription leads to the worst riots in US history. Amid the violence and corruption, young Vallon tries to establish himself in the area and also seek revenge over his father's death. (Read More)

Themes:
jealousy 
Story:
tavern rowboat kissing while having sex premarital sex theater no opening credits sword fight prayer prostitution brawl face slap fistfight chase dancing sex scene β€¦dog kiss  (See All)

West Side Story (1961)
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West Side Story (1961)

West Side Story is the award-winning adaptation of the classic romantic tragedy, "Romeo and Juliet". The feuding families become two warring New York City gangs- the white Jets led by Riff and the Puerto Rican Sharks, led by Bernardo. Their hatred escalates to a point where neither can coexist with …any form of understanding. But when Riff's best friend (and former Jet) Tony and Bernardo's younger sister Maria meet at a dance, no one can do anything to stop their love. Maria and Tony begin meeting in secret, planning to run away. Then the Sharks and Jets plan a rumble under the highway - whoever wins gains control of the streets. Maria sends Tony to stop it, hoping it can end the violence. It goes terribly wrong, and before the lovers know what's happened, tragedy strikes and doesn't stop until the climactic and heartbreaking ending. (Read More)

Themes:
dance jealousy 
Story:
reference to shakespeare's romeo and juliet star crossed lovers famous score love at first sight blockbuster reference to william shakespeare no opening credits brawl face slap fistfight dancing 

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Barton Fink (1991)
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Barton Fink (1991)

In 1941, New York intellectual playwright Barton Fink comes to Hollywood to write a Wallace Beery wrestling picture. Staying in the eerie Hotel Earle, Barton develops severe writer's block. His neighbor, jovial insurance salesman Charlie Meadows, tries to help, but Barton continues to struggle as a …bizarre sequence of events distracts him even further from his task. (Read More)

Themes:
writing 
Locations:
beach 
Story:
muse writer's block playwright premarital sex scream brawl dancing character name in title 

The Piano (1993)
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The Piano (1993)

It is the mid-nineteenth century. Ada is a mute who has a young daughter, Flora. In an arranged marriage she leaves her native Scotland accompanied by her daughter and her beloved piano. Life in the rugged forests of New Zealand's North Island is not all she may have imagined and nor is her relation…ship with her new husband Stewart. She suffers torment and loss when Stewart sells her piano to a neighbour, George. Ada learns from George that she may earn back her piano by giving him piano lessons, but only with certain other conditions attached. At first Ada despises George but slowly their relationship is transformed and this propels them into a dire situation. (Read More)

Themes:
falling in love extramarital affair 
Locations:
beach 
Characters:
love triangle 
Story:
famous score arranged marriage kissing while having sex underwater gift scream face slap sex scene 

The Producers (2005) is one of the best movies like Shakespeare In Love (1998)
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The Producers (2005)

New York, 1959. Max Bialystock was once the king of Broadway, but now all his shows close on opening night. Things turn around when he's visited by the neurotic accountant Leo Bloom, who proposes a scheme tailor-made for producers who can only make flops: raise far more money than you need, then mak…e sure the show is despised. No one will be interested in it, so you can pocket the surplus. To this end, they produce a musical called Springtime for Hitler written by escaped Nazi Franz Liebken. Then they get the insanely flamboyant Roger De Bris to direct. Finally, they hire as a lead actress the loopy Swedish bombshell Ulla (whose last name has over 15 syllables). As opening night draws near, what can go wrong? Well, there's no accounting for taste... (Read More)

Themes:
writing guilt deception 
Characters:
actress actor 
Story:
show business theatre production playwright backstage rehearsal reference to william shakespeare audition prayer face slap blonde dancing kiss 

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Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
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Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

Eccentric actor Daniel Hillard is an amusing and caring father. But after a disastrous birthday party for his son, Daniel's wife Miranda draws the line and files a divorce. He can see his three children only once a week which doesn't sit well with him. Daniel also holds a job at a TV studio as a shi…pping clerk under the recommendation of his liason. But when Miranda puts out an ad for a housekeeper, Daniel takes it upon himself to make a disguise as a Scottish lady named Mrs Doubtfire. And Daniel must also deal with Miranda's new boyfriend Stu Dunemyer. (Read More)

Themes:
jealousy 
Characters:
actor 
Story:
gender disguise assumed identity drag blockbuster cross dressing bracelet disguise character name in title 

La Dolce Vita (1960)
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La Dolce Vita (1960)

Journalist and man-about-town Marcello struggles to find his place in the world, torn between the allure of Rome's elite social scene and the stifling domesticity offered by his girlfriend, all the while searching for a way to become a serious writer.

Themes:
jealousy 
Mood:
satire 
Locations:
beach 
Characters:
actress 
Story:
famous score drag balcony blockbuster prayer face slap blonde three word title sex scene 

The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen (1988)
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The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen (1988)

The fantastic tale of an 18th century aristocrat, his talented henchmen and a little girl in their efforts to save a town from defeat by the Turks. Being swallowed by a giant sea-monster, a trip to the moon, a dance with Venus and an escape from the Grim Reaper are only some of the improbable advent…ures. (Read More)

Themes:
dance jealousy 
Locations:
beach 
Characters:
actress actor 
Story:
wager theatre production rowboat backstage mouse queen theater falling from height dancing character name in title dog kiss 

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Nine (2009) is one of the best movies like Shakespeare In Love (1998)
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Nine (2009)

Arrogant, self-centered movie director Guido Contini finds himself struggling to find meaning, purpose, and a script for his latest film endeavor. With only a week left before shooting begins, he desperately searches for answers and inspiration from his wife, his mistress, his muse, and his mother. …As his chaotic profession steadily destroys his personal life, Guido must find a balance between creating art and succumbing to its obsessive demands. (Read More)

Themes:
writing sexuality extramarital affair jealousy 
Locations:
beach 
Characters:
actress love triangle actor 
Story:
muse writer's block autograph inspiration chase dancing kiss 

Wild Wild West (1999)
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Wild Wild West (1999)

Jim West is a guns-a-blazing former Civil War hero. Artemus Gordon is an inventive U.S. Marshal who excels in disguise. When the United States is threatened by psychotic Confederate Arliss Loveless, President Ulysses Grant teams the duo up to bring him to justice. On a hazard-packed train journey fr…om Washington D.C. to Utah, West and Gordon must combine their skills to best Loveless and his diabolical machines. (Read More)

Characters:
love triangle 
Story:
drag blockbuster cross dressing disguise sword fight prostitution brawl fistfight three word title chase character name in title 

Some Like It Hot (1959)
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Some Like It Hot (1959)

When two Chicago musicians, Joe and Jerry, witness the the St. Valentine's Day massacre, they want to get out of town and get away from the gangster responsible, Spats Colombo. They're desperate to get a gig out of town but the only job they know of is in an all-girl band heading to Florida. They sh…ow up at the train station as Josephine and Daphne, the replacement saxophone and bass players. They certainly enjoy being around the girls, especially Sugar Kane Kowalczyk who sings and plays the ukulele. Joe in particular sets out to woo her while Jerry/Daphne is wooed by a millionaire, Osgood Fielding III. Mayhem ensues as the two men try to keep their true identities hidden and Spats Colombo and his crew show up for a meeting with several other crime lords. (Read More)

Themes:
deception 
Locations:
beach 
Characters:
love triangle 
Story:
gender disguise show business assumed identity rehearsal blockbuster farce cross dressing gift bracelet disguise face slap chase dancing kiss 

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Barry Lyndon (1975)
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Barry Lyndon (1975)

In the Eighteenth Century, in a small village in Ireland, Redmond Barry is a young farm boy in love with his cousin Nora Brady. When Nora gets engaged to the British Captain John Quin, Barry challenges him to a duel of pistols. He wins and escapes to Dublin but is robbed on the road. Without an alte…rnative, Barry joins the British Army to fight in the Seven Years War. He deserts and is forced to join the Prussian Army where he saves the life of his captain and becomes his protege and spy of the Irish gambler Chevalier de Balibari. He helps Chevalier and becomes his associate until he decides to marry the wealthy Lady Lyndon. They move to England and Barry, in his obsession of nobility, dissipates her fortune and makes a dangerous and revengeful enemy. (Read More)

Themes:
extramarital affair jealousy 
Characters:
love triangle 
Story:
marriage of convenience nobility famous score rowboat disguise sword fight face slap fistfight dancing character name in title kiss 

Moulin Rouge! (2001) is one of the best movies like Shakespeare In Love (1998)
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Moulin Rouge! (2001)

The year is 1899, and Christian, a young English writer, has come to Paris to follow the Bohemian revolution taking hold of the city's drug and prostitute infested underworld. And nowhere is the thrill of the underworld more alive than at the Moulin Rouge, a night club where the rich and poor men al…ike come to be entertained by the dancers, but things take a wicked turn for Christian as he starts a deadly love affair with the star courtesan of the club, Satine. But her affections are also coveted by the club's patron: the Duke. A dangerous love triangle ensues as Satine and Christian attempt to fight all odds to stay together but a force that not even love can conquer is taking its toll on Satine... (Read More)

Themes:
writing dance jealousy 
Mood:
satire 
Characters:
love triangle 
Story:
writer's block playwright acting mistaken identity theater no opening credits prostitution 

The Three Stooges (2012)
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The Three Stooges (2012)

Left on the doorstep of an orphanage run by nuns at birth, three friends Moe, Larry and Curly spend their time eye poking and slapping each other all the day long. But when their orphanage suddenly goes bankrupt, the three Stooges set out to save it by journeying into the world to find a way to rais…e the money required. But their quest brings them into being used in a murder scheme and landing them into a popular reality show. (Read More)

Themes:
extramarital affair deception 
Characters:
love triangle 
Story:
farce cross dressing audition no opening credits disguise falling from height brawl face slap fistfight three word title chase 

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The Producers (1967)
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The Producers (1967)

Down-on-his-luck theatrical producer Max Bialystock is forced to romance rich old ladies to finance his efforts. When timid accountant Leo Bloom reviews Max's accounting books, the two hit upon a way to make a fortune by producing a sure-fire flop. The play which is to be their gold mine? "Springtim…e for Hitler." (Read More)

Characters:
actor 
Story:
theatrical producer playwright rowboat rehearsal farce cross dressing audition dancing 

Wicker Park (2004)
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Wicker Park (2004)

Matthew, a young advertising executive in Chicago, puts his life and a business trip to China on hold when he thinks he sees Lisa, the love of his life who walked out on him without a word two years earlier, walking out of a restaurant one day. With a little help from his friend Luke, Matthew obsess…ively and relentlessly tracks Lisa down and while doing so, runs into another young woman calling herself Lisa whom, unknown to Matthew, is an actress named Alex and may hold the key to Lisa's disappearance, and discovery. (Read More)

Themes:
deception 
Characters:
actress 
Story:
shakespeare play assumed identity love at first sight backstage rehearsal premarital sex dancing sex scene kiss 

Braveheart (1995) is one of the best movies like Shakespeare In Love (1998)
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Braveheart (1995)

William Wallace is a Scottish rebel who leads an uprising against the cruel English ruler Edward the Longshanks, who wishes to inherit the crown of Scotland for himself. When he was a young boy, William Wallace's father and brother, along with many others, lost their lives trying to free Scotland. O…nce he loses another of his loved ones, William Wallace begins his long quest to make Scotland free once and for all, along with the assistance of Robert the Bruce. (Read More)

Locations:
london england 
Story:
nobility famous score arranged marriage blockbuster kissing while having sex no opening credits disguise sword fight prayer falling from height sex scene 

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Rushmore (1998)
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Rushmore (1998)

Max Fischer is a precocious 15-year-old whose reason for living is his attendance at Rushmore, a private school where he's not doing well in any of his classes, but where he's the king of extracurricular activities - from being in the beekeeping society to writing and producing plays, there's very l…ittle after school he doesn't do. His life begins to change, however, when he finds out he's on academic probation, and when he stumbles into love with Miss Cross, a pretty teacher of the elementary school at Rushmore. Added to the mix is his friendship with Herman Blume, wealthy industrialist and father to boys who attend the school, and who also finds himself attracted to Miss Cross. Max's fate becomes inextricably tied to this odd love triangle, and how he sets about resolving it is the story in the film. (Read More)

Themes:
writing jealousy 
Characters:
love triangle 
Story:
unwanted kiss playwright backstage underwater gift no opening credits blonde dancing 

Ted (2012)
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Ted (2012)

John makes a Christmas miracle happen by bringing his one and only friend to life, his teddy bear. The two grow up together and John must then choose to stay with his girlfriend or keep his friendship with his crude and extremely inappropriate teddy bear, Ted.

Themes:
deception dance 
Story:
long blonde hair blonde woman arrogance kissing while having sex falling from height brawl blonde fistfight chase character name in title sex scene kiss 

The Bodyguard (1992)
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The Bodyguard (1992)

A pop singer has been receiving threatening notes, and her manager hires a bodyguard known for his good work. The bodyguard ruffles the singer's feathers and most of her entourage by tightening security more than they feel is necessary. The bodyguard is haunted by the fact that he was on Reagan's se…cret service staff but wasn't there to prevent the attack by Hinckley. Eventually the bodyguard and the singer start an affair, and she begins to believe his precautions are necessary when the stalker strikes close to home. (Read More)

Themes:
falling in love sexuality guilt extramarital affair jealousy 
Characters:
actress 
Story:
love at first sight blockbuster premarital sex falling from height brawl fistfight chase dancing dog kiss 

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Bridget Jones's Diary (2001) is one of the best movies like Shakespeare In Love (1998)
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Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)

Bridget Jones is an average woman struggling against her age, her weight, her job, her lack of a man, and her many imperfections. As a New Year's Resolution, Bridget decides to take control of her life, starting by keeping a diary in which she will always tell the complete truth. The fireworks begin… when her charming though disreputable boss takes an interest in the quirky Miss Jones. Thrown into the mix are Bridget's band of slightly eccentric friends and a rather disagreeable acquaintance who Bridget cannot seem to stop running into or help finding quietly attractive. (Read More)

Themes:
extramarital affair 
Locations:
london england 
Characters:
love triangle 
Story:
blonde woman blockbuster kissing while having sex brawl blonde three word title character name in title kiss 

Closer (2004)
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Closer (2004)

Smart-but-ineffectual journalist Dan "We use euphemisms!" cannot decide between his girlfriend, loving-but-clingy waitress Alice, or his lover cold-but-intellectual photographer Anna; herself indecisive between Dan and honest-but-thuggish "You're bloody gorgeous!" doctor Larry. The film puts the fou…r leading characters in a box and strips them apart. (Read More)

Themes:
rivalry guilt extramarital affair jealousy 
Locations:
london england 
Characters:
love triangle 
Story:
river thames love at first sight mistaken identity face slap dancing sex scene kiss 

Adore (2013)
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Adore (2013)

Lil ('Naomi Watts' (qv)) and Roz ('Robin Wright (V)' (qv)) are two lifelong friends, having grown up together as neighbors in an idyllic beach town. As adults, their sons have developed a friendship as strong as that which binds their mothers. One summer, all four are confronted by simmering emotion…s that have been mounting between them, and each find unexpected happiness in relationships that cross the bounds of convention. (Read More)

Themes:
guilt extramarital affair jealousy 
Locations:
beach 
Characters:
actress actor 
Story:
play rehearsal theatre production audition face slap blonde dancing kiss 

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Out Of Africa (1985)
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Out Of Africa (1985)

Follows the life of 'Karen Blixen' (qv), who establishes a plantation in Africa. Her life is Complicated by a husband of convenience (Bror Blixen), a true love (Denys), troubles on the plantation, schooling of the natives, war, and catching VD from her husband.

Themes:
writing extramarital affair 
Characters:
love triangle 
Story:
nobility marriage of convenience famous score blockbuster gift face slap dancing 

Stardust (2007) is one of the best movies like Shakespeare In Love (1998)
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Stardust (2007)

The passage from this world to the fantasy kingdom of Stormhold is through a breach in a wall beside an English village. In the 1800s, a boy becomes a man when he ventures through the breach in pursuit of a fallen star, to prove his love for the village beauty. The star is no lump of rock, it's a ma…iden, Yvaine. Tristan, the youth, is not the only one looking for her: three witches, led by Lamia, want her heart to make them young; and, the sons of the dead king of Stormhold want her because she holds a ruby that will give one of them title to the throne. Assisting Tristan are his mother, the victim of a spell, and a cross-dressing pirate of the skies. Will Tristan win his true love? (Read More)

Locations:
beach 
Story:
blonde woman mouse cross dressing queen no opening credits sword fight falling from height blonde chase dancing kiss 

A Clockwork Orange (1971)
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A Clockwork Orange (1971)

Protagonist Alex DeLarge is an "ultraviolent" youth in futuristic Britain. As with all luck, his eventually runs out and he's arrested and convicted of murder and rape. While in prison, Alex learns of an experimental program in which convicts are programmed to detest violence. If he goes through the… program, his sentence will be reduced and he will be back on the streets sooner than expected. But Alex's ordeals are far from over once he hits the mean streets of Britain that he had a hand in creating. (Read More)

Themes:
writing sexuality deception 
Mood:
satire 
Locations:
london england 
Characters:
psychiatrist actor 
Story:
famous score blockbuster premarital sex scream no opening credits disguise falling from height brawl fistfight three word title 

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Robin Hood (2010)
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Robin Hood (2010)

Birth of a legend. Following King Richard's death in France, archer Robin Longstride, along with Will Scarlett, Alan-a-Dale and Little John, returns to England. They encounter the dying Robert of Locksley, whose party was ambushed by treacherous Godfrey, who hopes to facilitate a French invasion of …England. Robin promises the dying knight he will return his sword to his father Walter in Nottingham. Here Walter encourages him to impersonate the dead man to prevent his land being confiscated by the crown, and he finds himself with Marian, a ready-made wife. Hoping to stir baronial opposition to weak King John and allow an easy French take-over, Godfrey worms his way into the king's service as Earl Marshal of England and brutally invades towns under the pretext of collecting Royal taxes. Can Robin navigate the politics of barons, royals, traitors, and the French? (Read More)

Locations:
london england beach 
Story:
unwanted kiss rowboat kissing while having sex queen no opening credits sword fight falling from height brawl face slap fistfight dancing character name in title kiss dog 

Team America: World Police (2004)
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Team America: World Police (2004)

The North American counter-terrorism force Team America attacks a group of terrorists in Paris. Later, the leader of the organization, Spottswoode, invites the famous Broadway actor Gary Johnston to join his world police and work undercover in Cairo, infiltrating a terrorist organization in the hope… they will disclose their plan of destroying the world. Team America destroy the cell of terrorists, but then the Panama Canal is attacked by the criminals as a payback. Gary feels responsible for the death of many innocents and leaves the counter-terrorism organization. When the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong Il, joins a group of pacifist actors and actresses with the intention of using weapons of massive destruction, Team America tries to avoid the destruction of the world. (Read More)

Themes:
guilt jealousy 
Mood:
parody satire 
Characters:
actor 
Story:
tavern backstage underwater premarital sex disguise sword fight falling from height kiss 

Romeo And Juliet (1968) is one of the best movies like Shakespeare In Love (1998)
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Romeo And Juliet (1968)

Shakespeare's classic tale of romance and tragedy. Two families of Verona, the Montagues and the Capulets, have been feuding with each other for years. Young Romeo Montague goes out with his friends to make trouble at a party the Capulets are hosting, but while there he spies the Capulet's daughter …Juliet, and falls hopelessly in love with her. She returns his affections, but they both know that their families will never allow them to follow their hearts. (Read More)

Story:
shakespeare play nobility star crossed lovers famous score balcony loss of virginity sword fight brawl character name in title 

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Boys Don't Cry (1999)
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Boys Don't Cry (1999)

Based on actual events. Brandon Teena is the popular new guy in a tiny Nebraska town. He hangs out with the guys, drinking, cussing, and bumper surfing, and he charms the young women, who've never met a more sensitive and considerate young man. Life is good for Brandon, now that he's one of the guys… and dating hometown beauty Lana; however, he's forgotten to mention one important detail. It's not that he's wanted in another town for GTA and other assorted crimes, but that Brandon Teena was actually born a woman named Teena Brandon. When his best friends make this discovery, Brandon's life is ripped apart. (Read More)

Themes:
sexuality dance 
Story:
gender disguise binding breasts unwanted kiss sexual identity love at first sight cross dressing disguise three word title kiss 

Hollywood Homicide (2003)
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Hollywood Homicide (2003)

When not solving murders in Tinseltown, Detective Joe Gavilan and his rookie partner Kasey Calden both moonlight in other fields: Gavilan sells real estate (poorly), and Calden aspires to become an actor (Brando, namely). Assigned to the vicious in-club slaying of a promising young rap act, the two …detective delve into the recording industry where they hope to find answers - ideally ones that also come with property buyers or auditions. (Read More)

Characters:
actor 
Story:
drag kissing while having sex premarital sex mistaken identity audition falling from height brawl fistfight chase kiss 

King Kong (2005)
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King Kong (2005)

Carl Denham needs to finish his movie and has the perfect location; Skull Island. But he still needs to find a leading lady. This 'soon-to-be-unfortunate' soul is Ann Darrow. No one knows what they will encounter on this island and why it is so mysterious, but once they reach it, they will soon find… out. Living on this hidden island is a giant gorilla and this beast now has Ann is its grasps. Carl and Ann's new love, Jack Driscoll must travel through the jungle looking for Kong and Ann, whilst avoiding all sorts of creatures and beasts. But Carl has another plan in mind. (Read More)

Characters:
actress actor 
Story:
playwright rowboat backstage blockbuster scream no opening credits falling from height chase dancing character name in title kiss 

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The King's Speech (2010) is one of the best movies like Shakespeare In Love (1998)
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The King's Speech (2010)

England's Prince Albert must ascend the throne as 'King George VI' (qv), but he has a speech impediment. Knowing that the country needs her husband to be able to communicate effectively, Elizabeth hires Lionel Logue, an Australian actor and speech therapist, to help him overcome his stammer. An extr…aordinary friendship develops between the two men, as Logue uses unconventional means to teach the monarch how to speak with confidence. (Read More)

Locations:
church of england london england 
Characters:
actor 
Story:
stuttering balcony rehearsal reference to william shakespeare queen audition no opening credits prayer three word title dancing kiss dog 

Megamind (2010)
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Megamind (2010)

After super-villain Megamind (Ferrell) kills his good-guy nemesis, Metro Man (Pitt), he becomes bored since there is no one left to fight. He creates a new foe, Tighten (Hill), who, instead of using his powers for good, sets out to destroy the world, positioning Megamind to save the day for the firs…t time in his life. (Read More)

Themes:
falling in love rivalry deception jealousy 
Mood:
parody satire 
Characters:
love triangle 
Story:
no opening credits disguise falling from height dancing character name in title 

Inland Empire (2006)
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Inland Empire (2006)

A blonde actress is preparing for her biggest role yet, but when she finds herself falling for her co-star, she realizes that her life is beginning to mimic the fictional film that they're shooting. Adding to her confusion is the revelation that the current film is a remake of a doomed Polish produc…tion, 47, which was never finished due to an unspeakable tragedy. (Read More)

Themes:
extramarital affair dance 
Characters:
actress love triangle actor 
Story:
acting scream prostitution face slap blonde dancing 

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Original Sin (2001)
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Original Sin (2001)

When a man selects a mail order bride, he is surprised to see the beauty who appears before him. She alleges that she sent false photos to him to assure that he would love her for what she is and not for her beauty. However, what she is is a con artist, prostitute, and actress, who teams with a fell…ow actor to steal money from men. What she does not expect is that she falls in love with her new husband and ultimately must decide between him and her sadistic former lover. Contains explicit sex including sadistic acts as Thomas Jane cuts Jolie's back with a knife as part of their lovemaking. (Read More)

Themes:
deception dance 
Characters:
actress actor 
Story:
unwanted kiss theatre production backstage kissing while having sex prayer dancing sex scene kiss 

The Danish Girl (2015) is one of the best movies like Shakespeare In Love (1998)
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The Danish Girl (2015)

Copenhagen, Denmark, 1926. Einar Wegener (played by Eddie Redmayne) and his wife Gerda (Alicia Vikander) are a happily married couple. Both are artists, Einar preferring landscapes and she portraits. One day Einar poses for a portrait of Gerdas while wearing a dress. This is initially done as a lark…, as is the later attendance at a party dressed as a woman. However, Einar soon discovers that she is in fact a woman and over time prefers being Lili. At first she and Gerda try to have her situation "cured" but this leads nowhere (other than to many doctors trying to have Lili locked up as a pervert and/or lunatic). Her voyage of self-discovery will ultimately lead to her undergoing the first ever sex-change operation. (Read More)

Themes:
extramarital affair dance jealousy 
Locations:
london england 
Characters:
love triangle 
Story:
gender disguise androgyny cross dressing three word title dancing bare breasts 

Much Ado About Nothing (1993)
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Much Ado About Nothing (1993)

Young lovers Hero and Claudio are to be married in one week. To pass the time, they conspire with Don Pedro to set a "lover's trap" for Benedick, an arrogant confirmed bachelor, and Beatrice, his favorite sparring partner. Meanwhile, the evil Don Jon conspires to break up the wedding by accusing Her…o of infidelity. In the end, though, it all turns out to be "much ado about nothing." (Read More)

Themes:
deception dance jealousy 
Period:
16th century 
Story:
shakespeare play nobility reference to william shakespeare mistaken identity dancing kiss dog 

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