Movies like The Count of Monte Cristo

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The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)
The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Ireland, Switzerland, UK, USA
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, cleverly insinuating himself into the French nobility.
Style: exciting, twists and turns, suspense, intense, realistic, suspenseful, epic, serious, motivational, sincere ...
Plot: prison, adventure, betrayal, sword fight, vengeance, treasure, prison escape, treason, revenge, lone hero, french, false accusation, confined, arrest, escape, mentor, corruption, greed, aristocracy, secrets, deception, conspiracy, frame up, convict, hidden identity ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, victorian era, 1800s
Place: france, ireland, marseille, europe, paris france

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Most similar movies to The Count of Monte Cristo

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, realistic, serious and entertaining films with plots about revenge, betrayal, vengeance, dialogue, mentor, murder and rivalry mostly in Action, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Count of Monte Cristo: The Man in the Iron Mask (1998), Ben-Hur (2016), The Mask of Zorro (1998), Gladiator (2000), Apocalypto (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Count of Monte-Cristo (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 103 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: stylized, suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: prison, revenge, ancient, historical event, frame up, false accusation, betrayal, falsely accused, island, redemption, hidden identity, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: paris france, france, europe, marseille
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The Man in the Iron Mask (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Years have passed since the Three Musketeers, Aramis, Athos and Porthos, have fought together with their friend, D'Artagnan. But with the tyrannical King Louis using his power to wreak havoc in the kingdom while his twin brother, Philippe, ...
Style: exciting, suspense, atmospheric, serious, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: musketeer, adventure, lookalikes, twins, royalty, royal family, throne, medieval, palace, conspiracy, three musketeers, prison ...
Time: 17th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: france, paris france, egypt, europe
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The Count of Monte Cristo (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 400 min.
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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 ...
Style: serious, captivating, exciting, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: betrayal, treasure, false accusation, aristocracy, convict, adventure, millionaire, conspiracy, mysterious character, dishonesty, haunted by the past, suffering ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: europe, marseille, paris france, france
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Ben-Hur (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A falsely accused nobleman survives years of slavery to take vengeance on his best friend who betrayed him.
Style: biblical, epic, harsh, intense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient history, ancient rome, roman empire, betrayal, arena, roman soldier, vengeance, survival, christian, slavery, religion, justice ...
Time: 1st century
Place: palestine, israel, rome italy, italy, greece ...
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The Mask of Zorro (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Thriller, Western
Country: USA, Mexico, Germany
Duration: 136 min.
Story: It has been twenty years since Don Diego de la Vega fought Spanish oppression in Alta California as the legendary romantic hero, Zorro. Having escaped from prison he transforms troubled bandit Alejandro into his successor, in order to foil the plans ...
Style: romantic, sexy, exciting, entertaining, breathtaking ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing, teens
Plot: adventure, lone hero, superhero, love and romance, revenge, secret identity, zorro, heroic mission, good versus evil, vengeance, romance, daring rescue ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s, 1820s
Place: california, mexico, egypt, las vegas, usa
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Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: After an abrupt and violent encounter with a French warship inflicts severe damage upon his ship, a captain of the British Royal Navy begins a chase over two oceans to capture or destroy the enemy, though he must weigh his commitment to duty and ...
Style: exciting, tense, epic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: ship, napoleonic wars, sea battle, navy, adventure, leadership, battles, naval battle, heroic mission, sailboat, escapades, naturalist ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, france, brazil, europe, pacific ocean
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Gladiator (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Malta, Morocco
Duration: 155 min.
Story: In the year 180, the death of emperor Marcus Aurelius throws the Roman Empire into chaos. Maximus is one of the Roman army's most capable and trusted generals and a key advisor to the emperor. As Marcus' devious son Commodus ascends to ...
Style: epic, captivating, breathtaking, exciting, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: revenge, ancient rome, roman empire, vengeance, ancient history, gladiator, sword fight, courage, warrior, slavery, freedom, pride and honor ...
Time: 50s, middle ages
Place: rome italy, ancient greece, north africa, italy, germany ...
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Apocalypto (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Set in the Mayan civilization, when a man's idyllic presence is brutally disrupted by a violent invading force, he is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression where a harrowing end awaits him. Through a twist of fate ...
Style: exciting, tense, disturbing, epic, suspense ...
Plot: survival, slavery, tribe, jungle, adventure, chase, manhunt, ancient history, solar eclipse, sacrifice, ancient civilization, native ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages
Place: central america, mexico
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In Hell (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A man must survive a prison where hardened criminals battle to the death for the warden's entertainment.
Style: harsh, emotional, intense, brutal, stylized ...
Plot: prison, martial arts, revenge, fight, prison violence, gladiator, murder, redemption, vengeance, prison riot, prison life, warden ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, latin america, hong kong, california, ireland ...
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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: funny, realistic, serious, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: love story, hunchback, disguise, older man younger woman relationship, swashbuckler, betrayal, murder, french countryside, father daughter relationship, adventure, dishonesty, babies and infants ...
Time: 18th century, 17th century
Place: france, europe
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The Three Musketeers (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, History, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, France, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The hot-headed young D'Artagnan along with three former legendary but now down on their luck Musketeers must unite and defeat a beautiful double agent and her villainous employer from seizing the French throne and engulfing Europe in war.
Style: exciting, humorous, stylized, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: musketeer, adventure, love and romance, escapades, heroic mission, duel, political intrigue, partners, steampunk, daring rescue, romance, buddies ...
Time: 17th century, 50s, 18th century
Place: france, europe, england, paris france, english channel ...
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The Edge (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The plane carrying wealthy Charles Morse crashes down in the Alaskan wilderness. Together with the two other passengers, photographer Robert and assistant Stephen, Charles devises a plan to help them reach civilization. However, his biggest obstacle ...
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, serious, compassionate ...
Plot: survival, wilderness, grizzly bear, bear attack, adventure, bear, marital infidelity, hunter, crash, rivalry, airplane accident, billionaire ...
Time: 90s
Place: alaska, usa, california
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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Captain Jack Sparrow works his way out of a blood debt with the ghostly Davey Jones, he also attempts to avoid eternal damnation.
Style: exciting, humorous, twists and turns, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: pirate, adventure, sword fight, fantasy world, ship, disney, supernatural, sailboat, swashbuckler, treasure, beast, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
Place: caribbean, jamaica
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Hanna (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A 16-year-old girl raised by her father to be the perfect assassin is dispatched on a mission across Europe. Tracked by a ruthless operatives, she faces startling revelations about her existence and questions about her humanity.
Style: suspense, fairy tale, tense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: spy, chase, teenage girl, vengeance, female warrior, assassin, hitman, strong female lead, female killer, cia, female protagonist, secret agents ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: finland, berlin germany, germany, europe, africa ...
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The Musketeer (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance
Country: Germany, Luxembourg, UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In Peter Hyams's adaptation of the famous Alexander Dumas story The Three Musketeers, the young D'Artagnan seeks to join the legendary musketeer brigade and avenge his father's death - but he finds that the musketeers have been ...
Style: stylized, serious, exciting, captivating, bad ending ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: musketeer, adventure, betrayal, vengeance, medieval, rescue, conspiracy, heroic mission, righting the wronged, sword fight, haunted by the past, rivalry ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: paris france, hong kong, france, europe
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The Hunted (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A businessman on a trip to Tokyo ends up in the middle of a centuries old feud between a criminal Ninja cult and a Samurai when he witnesses a assassination performed by the Ninja-cult leader.
Style: exciting, suspense, brutal, intense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, martial arts, samurai, murder, vengeance, assassin, violence, survival, brutality, revenge, sword fight, betrayal ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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The Three Musketeers (1973)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The young D'Artagnan arrives in Paris with dreams of becoming a king's musketeer. He meets and quarrels with three men, Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, each of whom challenges him to a duel. D'Artagnan finds out they are musketeers and is ...
Style: epic, funny, sexy, humorous, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: musketeer, swashbuckler, sword fight, three musketeers, fight, adventure, romance, chase, farce, swordsman, sword duel, duel ...
Time: 17th century, 19th century
Place: paris france, france, england, new york, europe ...
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The Great Train Robbery (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In Victorian England, a master criminal makes elaborate plans to steal a shipment of gold from a moving train.
Style: suspense, intense, tense, talky, exciting ...
Plot: heist, train robbery, safecracker, crimes, gold, british, betrayal, gangsters, train travel, master criminal, train, perfect crime ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s, 70s
Place: england, london, europe
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The Story of the Count of Monte Cristo (1961)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 132 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: false accusation, treasure, napoleon bonaparte, treasure hunt, duel, cave, evil man, conspiracy, prison, escape, revenge, disguise ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, paris france, marseille
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Shooter (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A marksman living in exile is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the president. Ultimately double-crossed and framed for the attempt, he goes on the run to track the real killer and find out who exactly set him up, and why.
Style: intense, exciting, serious, realistic, political ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, fbi, conspiracy, corruption, one man army, swat team, false accusation, frame up, military, u.s. president, cover up, patriotism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: virginia, philadelphia, iraq, boston, usa ...
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Lock Up (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Frank Leone is nearing the end of his prison term for a relatively minor crime. Just before he is paroled, however, Warden Drumgoole takes charge. Drumgoole was assigned to a hell-hole prison after his administration was publicly humiliated by ...
Style: suspense, intense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, prison escape, prison life, prison warden, corruption, vengeance, revenge, self sacrifice, murder, tough guy, torture, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
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Get the Gringo (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A career criminal (Gibson) nabbed by Mexican authorities is placed in a tough prison where he learns to survive with the help of a 9-year-old boy.
Style: intense, brutal, twists and turns, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison escape, gunfight, lone hero, tough guy, gang, prison life, confined, gangsters, justice, mafia, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico, usa, san diego california
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The Quest (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ghang-gheng, the ancient winner-take-all competition in which the deadliest fighters from around the world employ the most spectacular feats of martial arts skills ever displayed in order to win the prized Golden Dragon. But fighting prowess alone ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, realistic, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, adventure, fight scenes, island, mixed martial arts, contests and competitions, friendship, brutality, mentor, life philosophy, revenge, ambition ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: thailand, new york, asia, himalaya, tibet
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Reindeer Games (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After assuming his dead cellmate's identity to get with his girlfriend, an ex-con finds himself the reluctant participant in a casino heist.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, sexy, intense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, christmas, heist, casino, betrayal, crimes, prison, mistaken identity, manipulation, gangsters, cons and scams, female nudity ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
Place: las vegas, usa, michigan
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Texas Rangers (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ten years after the Civil War has ended, the Governor of Texas asks Leander McNelly to form a company of Rangers to help uphold the law along the Mexican border. With a few veterans of the war, most of the recruits are young men who have little or ...
Style: harsh, serious, exciting, touching, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: texas ranger, adventure, american civil war, civil war, rivalry, rescue, crimes, love triangle, vengeance, tough heroes, cowboy, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: texas, mexico, california, austin texas, canada ...
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Yojimbo (1961)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A nameless ronin, or samurai with no master, enters a small village in feudal Japan where two rival businessmen are struggling for control of the local gambling trade. Taking the name Sanjuro Kuwabatake, the ronin convinces both silk merchant ...
Style: cynical, realistic, atmospheric, bleak, enigmatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, sword fight, small town, betrayal, bodyguard, ronin, mercenary, tough guy, gang war, rivalry, martial arts, gang ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, future, 18th century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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The Pirates of Blood River (1962)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A group of ruthless pirates attack a 17th Century Huguenot settlement on the Isle of Devon in search of treasure and will stop at nothing to obtain it.
Style: exciting, captivating, entertaining, tense, light ...
Plot: pirate, treasure hunt, adventure, escapades, rivalry, infidelity, village, island, gold, swashbuckler, greed, romance ...
Time: 17th century
Place: caribbean
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16 Blocks (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An aging cop is assigned the ordinary task of escorting a fast-talking witness from police custody to a courthouse, but they find themselves running the gauntlet as other forces try to prevent them from getting there.
Style: suspense, harsh, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: gunfight, conspiracy, police corruption, crimes, chase, justice, police investigation, lone hero, testimony, convict, race against time, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, seattle, manhattan new york city
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Lockout (2012)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in the near future, Lockout follows a falsely convicted ex-government agent , whose one chance at obtaining freedom lies in the dangerous mission of rescuing the President's daughter from rioting convicts at an outer space maximum security ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspense, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: outer space, space station, prison, hotshot hero, heroic mission, lone hero, hostage, secret service, convict, maximum security prison, prison fight, kidnapping ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa, new york
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Black Sea (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Russia, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A rogue submarine captain pulls together a misfit crew to go after a sunken treasure rumored to be lost in the depths of the Black Sea. As greed and desperation take control on-board their claustrophobic vessel, the increasing uncertainty of the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, tricky, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: submarine, sea, treasure hunt, boat, gold, ocean, survival, adventure, sunken ship, heist, murder, greed ...
Time: contemporary, year 2008, year 1941, 21st century
Place: black sea, russia
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