Movies and TV shows like The Count of Monte Cristo 1998

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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.
TV show
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, aristocracy, convict, henchman, revenge, life is a bitch, 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 suspenseful films and TV series with plots about dishonesty, rivalry, betrayal, revenge, adventure, vengeance and murder mostly in Drama, Adventure and Thriller 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, treason, adventure, treasure, false accusation, vengeance, sword fight, prison, french, lone hero, confined, frame up ...
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: captivating, tense, contemplative, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: betrayal, false accusation, frame up, revenge, vengeance, treasure, life is a bitch, redemption, island, bankruptcy, disorder, false arrest ...
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.
TV show
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, strong female character, vengeance, pretense, hidden identity, rivalry, undercover, enemy, haunted by the past, scheme, crimes, upscale ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Prisoner of If Castle (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union, France
Duration: 236 min.
TV show
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, secret identity, prison escape, sailor, death of friend, false accusation, conspiracy, jealousy, revenge, canceled wedding, prison, island prison
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: paris france, marseille, marseille provence
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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 8.6
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Ezel (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
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: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic, captivating
Plot: mafia, warden, tragic love, vengeance, intrigue, hidden identity, manipulations, tragic hero, ex convict, manipulation, betrayal, organized crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, high society, island prison, excavation, secret identity, dungeon, sailing ship, intrigue ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, marseille, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Count of Monte Cristo (2004)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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, suspenseful, stylized, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: secret identity, convict, vengeance, haunted by the past, mysterious character, escapades, righting the wronged, rivalry, dishonesty, false arrest, betrayal, imaginary ...
Time: future
Place: france, japan, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Brazil Avenue (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, exciting, tense ...
Plot: soccer, revenge, femme fatale, step parent, danger, rivalry, betrayal, inheritance, righting the wronged, dishonesty, life is a bitch, hidden identity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rio de janeiro, latin america, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: epic, stylized, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: murder, betrayal, swashbuckler, hunchback, older man younger woman relationship, disguise, dishonesty, deadly, heroes, babies and infants, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century, 1700s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, exciting, captivating, tense, entertaining ...
Plot: forbidden love, escapades, adventure, intrigue, romance, royal court, woman in danger, heroes, rivalry, couples, fall in love, royal family ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.1
 12K
Deutschland 83 (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: A gripping coming-of-age story set against the real culture wars and political events of Germany in the 1980s. The drama follows Martin Rauch as the 24 year-old East Germany native is pulled from the world as he knows it and sent to the West as an ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, working undercover, political intrigue, undercover, rivalry, state affairs, stasi, military, double agent, political unrest, archive footage ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: germany, german democratic republic, west germany, east germany, west berlin west germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.4
 900
Sea Wolf (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: A young man is taken aboard a seal-hunting vessel helmed by the cruel captain Wolf Larsen.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, tense, serious ...
Plot: ship, survival, adventure, danger, expedition, isolation, sea disaster, self discovery, writer's life, escapades, captain, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Sharpe's Eagle (1993)
Genre: Adventure
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
Story: Sharpe is a Captain saddled with the South Essex, a battalion run by incompetents and filled with soldiers who have never been in battle. When the South Essex loses its colours (its regimental flag), Sharpe vows to save the honor of the regiment by ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, exciting, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.2
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Moby Dick (2011)
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Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 184 min.
TV show
Story: The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: obsession, ship, mutiny, whale, sea, hunt down, obsessive quest, dangerous animal, rivalry, danger, escapades, ocean ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.5
 603
Sin Identidad (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 75 min.
TV show
Story: Mary a successful lawyer based in Madrid is shocked to discover she is adopted. A search for her biological parents soon leads to a web of deceit and betrayal. She uncovers a human trafficking operation, which leads her down a dark path.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns, suspense
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 1K
Silver Spoon (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Forced to become an apprentice cop, cocky playboy Igor finds he's got a knack for police work. But his job soon takes him down a dark personal path.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, exciting, captivating
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Pact of Silence (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Everyone has a secret. Twins Sarah and Gaëlle near 25; for ten years, Sarah has been a fundamentalist Carmelite in a Brazilian convent, and Gaëlle has been in prison for a heinous crime. Sarah comes to the attention of Fr. Joachim, a priest and ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: investigation, uncover truth, psychopath, mentally unstable, supernatural ability, obsessive quest, clergy, obsession, doctors and patients, woman in danger, life is a bitch, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Les Misérables (2000)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Italy, Spain, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: The scene is set during the French Restoration at the beginning of the 19th century. Jean Valjean, a galley slave who was sent to prison for stealing food, is now released after serving nineteen years. At first he only encounter mistrust and closed ...
Style: touching, serious, epic, suspense, emotional ...
Plot: injustice, on the run, thief, mayor, redemption, haunted by the past, ex convict, theft, suicide, bishop, prostitute, rebellion ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 18th century
Place: europe, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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For the Term of His Natural Life (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 520 min.
TV show
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Style: realistic, serious
Plot: false accusation, prison, society, adventure, crime, confined, crimes, life is a bitch, rich and poor, frame up, wrongfully committed, mistaken identity ...
Time: 19th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Burma Conspiracy (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium, Germany, Hong Kong
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Propelled to the head of the W Group after the death of his adoptive father, Largo Winch decides, to everyone's surprise, to sell it, and use the proceeds to create an ambitious humanitarian foundation. But on the very same day, he finds ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, false accusation, conspiracy, crime against humanity, uncover truth, cons and scams, life is a bitch, adventure, false arrest, rivalry, danger, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: burma, france, europe, asia, thailand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Dangerous Liaisons (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Canada
Duration: 182 min.
TV show
Story: Updated adaptation of Choderlos de Laclos' classic 18th Century tale of seduction, betrayal and revenge set in the modern 1960s world of Parisian high society. The beautiful Madame de Merteuil seeks vengeance against her ex-lover Gercourt when ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, sexy, captivating, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: betrayal, lifestyle, love and romance, mind game, love triangle, infidelity, cynicism, womanizer, liar, seduction, intrigue, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s, 18th century, 1960s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Colonel Chabert (1994)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Colonel Chabert has been severely wounded in the French-Russian Napoleonic war to the point that the medical examiner has signed his death certificate. When he regains his health and memory, he goes back to Paris, where his "widow", Anne ...
Style: serious, sentimental, harsh, talky, disturbing ...
Plot: battles, betrayal, haunted by the past, homecoming, war, military, romance, infidelity, wartime life, missing person, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1810s, 18th century
Place: france, paris france, europe, tokyo, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.4
 799
St. Paul (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Czech Republic
Duration: 170 min.
TV show
Story: Director Roger Young (JOSEPH AND JESUS) presents this dramatic television miniseries that recounts the life of Paul (Johannes Brandrup) the Apostle of Jesus Christ. Originally known as Paul of Tarsus, Paul tortured and persecuted Christians until he ...
Style: realistic, serious, based on the bible, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: roman empire, christianity, folk hero, bible, apostle, christian, state affairs, heroes, legends and myths, bible story, father son relationship, redemption ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history
Place: holy land, rome italy, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 8.0
 3K
The Fugitive (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
TV show
Story: The Fugitive is an American drama series created by Roy Huggins and produced by QM Productions and United Artists Television that aired on ABC from 1963 to 1967. David Janssen stars as Richard Kimble, a doctor who is falsely convicted of his ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, rough, psychological, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: false accusation, on the run, chase, manhunt, murder, escape, uncover truth, dishonesty, crimes, injustice, protagonist as suspect, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: indiana, tucson arizona, arizona, california, new mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.3
 268
Young Blades (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Young Blades is an historical fantasy television series that aired on PAX from January to June 2005, lasting only thirteen episodes before cancellation. Set in 17th century France, it followed the adventures of four Musketeers: ⁕d'Artagnan, ...
Style: exciting, humorous, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, musketeer, adventure, intrigue, partners, escapades, romance, daring rescue, rivalry, state affairs, royal family, danger ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.9
 213
Acorralada (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Acorralada is an American telenovela produced by Venevisión. Univision aired Acorralada from January 2007 to October 2007 on weekday afternoons at 2 pm central. It was rebroadcast in late 2011 through April 2012 on Univision's sister network, ...
Style: suspense, captivating, suspenseful, serious
Plot: male female relationship, family feud, betrayal, dysfunctional family, villainess, rivalry, love, revenge, conspiracy, murder, framed for murder, sadism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Adventures of Arsene Lupin (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, Spain, UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: As the daring thief Arsène Lupin (Duris) ransacks the homes of wealthy Parisians, the police, with a secret weapon in their arsenal, attempt to ferret him out.
Style: serious, captivating, exciting, stylized
Plot: hotshot hero, thief, treasure hunt, mysterious character, romance, master criminal, haunted by the past, dangerous attraction, criminal heroes, adventure, danger, falling in love ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 19th century
Place: europe, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Return to Eden (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 267 min.
TV show
Story: Stephanie Harper is rich but insecure 40 year old heiress with two failed marriages behind her. Stephanie believes that she has found true love with tennis pro Greg Marsden, but after the wedding, Greg promptly begins an affair with Stephanie’s ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: betrayal, crumbling marriage, crimes, attempted murder, presumed dead, dishonesty, greed, hidden identity, rivalry, revenge, romance, fashion model ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%
 6.2
 752
Gentlemen (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Beaten up, bruised, and scared, a young writer hides in a Stockholm apartment, writing the story of its disappeared inhabitants: the flamboyant and charismatic Morgan brothers.
Style: serious, captivating, tense, realistic
Plot: espionage, political conspiracy, undercover, state affairs, dishonesty, apartment, multiple time frames, love and romance, friendship, danger, conspiracy, writer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, sweden, stockholm sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.8
 3K
The Game (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
Story: London 1972. When a defecting KGB officer, Arkady Malinov, reveals Operation Glass, a devastating Soviet plot that could change the course of the Cold War, Daddy, the head of MI5, assembles a secret team to investigate. As the Soviets awaken a list ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic, tense, serious ...
Plot: secret agents, espionage, conspiracy, mi6, spy, cold war, government agency, undercover, state affairs, dishonesty, kgb
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, soviet union, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%