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The Count of Monte Cristo (1998)
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The Count of Monte Cristo (1998)
Original name: Le Comte de Monte-Cristo
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 382 min.
Story: After nearly 20 years in prison, Edmond Dantes escapes the fortress Chateau d'If. He returns as the Count of Monte Cristo and recognizes that his love Mercedes has married another man. Now, he is only driven by revenge on the people who falsely accused him.
Style: tense, serious, captivating, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, contemplative, epic, stylized
Plot: treasure, betrayal, millionaire, false accusation, conspiracy, adventure, convict, henchman, revenge, life is a bitch, aristocracy, haunted by the past, dishonesty, suffering, undercover, mysterious character, vengeance, mogul, pretense, false arrest, business venture, bring down, heroes, female director, running ...
Time: 19th century
Place: paris france, europe, france, marseille, marseille provence

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and tense films and TV series with plots about dishonesty, betrayal, rivalry, vengeance, revenge, murder and adventure mostly in Drama, Adventure and Romance genres. Some movies like The Count of Monte Cristo: Revenge (2011), The Prisoner of If Castle (1988), Ezel (2009), Brazil Avenue (2012), On Guard (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Ireland, Switzerland
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Edmond Dantés's life and plans to marry the beautiful Mercedes are shattered when his best friend, Fernand, deceives him. After spending 13 miserable years in prison, Dantés escapes with the help of a fellow inmate and plots his revenge, ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, false accusation, treasure, vengeance, prison, sword fight, adventure, mentor, frame up, confined, treason, convict ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 18th century
Place: france, marseille, europe, paris france
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The Count of Monte-Cristo (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A TV adaptation of the classic Alexandre Dumas novel. Edmond Dantes is falsely accused by those jealous of his good fortune, and is sentenced to spend the rest of his life in the notorious island prison, Chateau d'If. While imprisoned, he meets ...
Style: serious, realistic, contemplative, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: betrayal, frame up, false accusation, revenge, vengeance, treasure, life is a bitch, righting the wronged, false arrest, disorder, bankruptcy, island ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1830s
Place: paris france, europe, france, marseille, marseille provence
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Revenge (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: When Emily Thorne moves to the Hamptons, everyone wonders about the new girl, but she knows everything about them, including what they did to her family. Years ago, they took everything from her. Now, one by one, she's going to make them pay.
Style: twists and turns, captivating, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: chick flick
Plot: high society, undercover, strong female character, vengeance, haunted by the past, hidden identity, pretense, dishonesty, millionaire, enemy, scheme, righting the wronged ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Prisoner of If Castle (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union, France
Duration: 236 min.
Story: A Russian version of the classic Alexandre Dumas novel. Edmond Dantes is falsely accused by those jealous of his good fortune, and is sentenced to spend the rest of his life in the notorious island prison, Chateau d'If. While imprisoned, he ...
Plot: treasure, sailor, secret identity, prison escape, conspiracy, prison, canceled wedding, jealousy, revenge, island prison, false accusation, death of friend
Time: 1800s, 19th century
Place: marseille, paris france, marseille provence
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Ezel (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ömer, a young man returning from military service, is set up by his friends and fiancé and ends up in prison for ten years. He fakes his own death and manages to escape. He re-creates himself as ‘Ezel’, a high-end gambler who is outwardly a ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Brazil Avenue (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Brazil Avenue is a dynamic, lifelike, and modern telenovela that reveals how unrelenting ambition and inflicted cruelty can change a young girl’s destiny and lead her to seek revenge.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, tense, exciting ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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On Guard (1997)
Genre: Drama, Adventure
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The Comte de Gonzague schemes against his cousin, the Duc de Nevers, even though he is the Duke's heir and will inherit his estates. The Count has kept secret the existence of the Duke's bastard, recently born. When the Duke learns of his ...
Style: stylized, epic, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: murder, betrayal, older man younger woman relationship, hunchback, swashbuckler, disguise, righting the wronged, adventure, dishonesty, deadly, heroes, babies and infants ...
Time: 17th century, 1700s, 18th century
Place: france, europe
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Nirvana in Fire (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: China
Story: During the great unrest of 4th-century China, war breaks out between the feudal Northern Wei and Southern Liang dynasties. General Lin Xie of Liang takes his only 17-year-old son, Lin Shu, into battle and successfully fights off the hostile Wei ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense
Plot: political conspiracy, justice, political intrigue, loyalty, battle, friendship, battles, false identity, betrayal, emperor, murder, deception ...
Place: china, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Story of the Count of Monte Cristo (1961)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Edmund Dantes is falsely accused by those jealous of his good fortune, and is sentenced to spend the rest of his life in the notorious island prison, Chateau d'If. While imprisoned, he meets the Abbe Faria, a fellow prisoner whom everyone ...
Plot: treasure, return, false identity, treasure hunt, repayment, sailing boat, model ship, carriage, tavern, secret identity, sailing ship, intrigue ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, paris france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Count of Monte Cristo (2004)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo is an anime series loosely based on Alexandre Dumas, père's classic French novel, Le Comte de Monte-Cristo. Spanning 24 episodes, it was produced by Gonzo, directed by Mahiro Maeda and broadcast by Animax ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: secret identity, convict, vengeance, haunted by the past, mysterious character, escapades, righting the wronged, adventure, dishonesty, rivalry, false arrest, betrayal ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Les Misérables (2000)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Italy, Spain, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: serious, touching, epic, suspense, emotional ...
Plot: injustice, on the run, mayor, thief, redemption, haunted by the past, theft, ex convict, suicide, bishop, rebellion, prostitute ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 18th century
Place: europe, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Lady and the Highwayman (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in old England, Hugh Grant ("Four Weddings & a Funeral", "Notting Hill") plays a highwayman who steals from the rich and gives to the poor. But during one of his robberies, he falls in love with an aristocratic lady, Emma ...
Style: stylized, tense, exciting, captivating, entertaining ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 881
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 721
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Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Czech Republic
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Style: realistic, serious, based on the bible, suspenseful, captivating ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.0
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Farewell (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Scarlet Pimpernel (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 540 min.
Story: A series of television drama programmes loosely based on Baroness Emmuska Orczy's series of novels, set in 1793 during the French Revolution. It stars Richard E. Grant as the hero, Sir Percy Blakeney, and his eponymous alter ego. The first ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Return to Eden (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 267 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
12%
 7.0
 198
Life and Death (1970)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Film starring Dharmendra, Rakhee Gulzar and Ajit
Style: captivating, realistic, serious
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Time: 60s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.9
 375
No Limit (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
Story: A terminally ill French secret service agent is hired by Hydra, a mysterious black ops organization set up by the government, to fight crime by any means necessary and receive experimental treatment in return. Also, his daughter hates him.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, french riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%