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The Count of Monte-Cristo (1975)
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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 the Abbe Faria, a fellow prisoner whom everyone believes to be mad. The Abbe tells Edmond of a fantastic treasure hidden away on a tiny island, that only he knows the location of. After many years in prison, the old Abbe dies, and Edmond escapes disguised as the dead body. Now free, Edmond must find the treasure the Abbe told him of, so he can use the new-found wealth to exact revenge on those who have wronged him.
Style: tense, serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, stylized, contemplative
Plot: betrayal, frame up, false accusation, revenge, vengeance, treasure, adventure, island, heroes, life is a bitch, escapades, rivalry, bankruptcy, redemption, hidden identity, disorder, false arrest, dishonesty, obsessive quest, hopes, righting the wronged, falsely accused, prison, prison escape, sailor ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1800s
Place: paris france, france, europe, marseille, marseille provence

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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 realistic, serious, captivating and exciting films with plots about rivalry, dishonesty, adventure, heroes, escapades, vengeance and betrayal mostly in Drama, Adventure and History genres. Some movies like The Count of Monte-Cristo: The Man in the Iron Mask (1977), The Lady and the Highwayman (1988), Les Miserables (1978), On Guard (1997), Horatio Hornblower 3 (2003). 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, vengeance, treason, false accusation, treasure, adventure, prison, sword fight, french, lone hero, confined, aristocracy ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: france, marseille, europe, paris france
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The Count of Monte Cristo (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 400 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 ...
Style: captivating, serious, tense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: treasure, betrayal, false accusation, aristocracy, conspiracy, convict, adventure, millionaire, haunted by the past, mysterious character, dishonesty, henchman ...
Time: 19th century
Place: paris france, europe, france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Man in the Iron Mask (1977)
Genre: Adventure, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of Louis XIV of France and his attempts to keep his identical twin brother Philippe imprisoned away from sight and knowledge of the public, and Philippe's rescue by the aging Musketeers, led by D'Artagnan.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: twins, musketeer, state affairs, rivalry, buddies, confined, adventurer, intrigue, escapades, partners against crime, rebellion, daring rescue ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, light ...
Plot: forbidden love, escapades, aristocracy, romance, intrigue, adventure, royal court, rivalry, heroes, couples, woman in danger, fall in love ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, europe
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100%
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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: treasure, treasure hunt, secret identity, intrigue, dungeon, conspiracy, duel, cave, false accusation, evil man, court, new identity ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, marseille, paris france
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67%
Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas (2013)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the 16th century in the Cévennes, a horse dealer by the name of Michael Kohlhaas leads a happy and prosperous family life. When a lord treats him unjustly, this pious, upstanding man raises an army and puts the country to fire and sword in order ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, stylized
Plot: injustice, folk hero, rebellion, revolution, vengeance, rebelliousness, society, life is a bitch, righting the wronged, price of justice, social differences, protestant ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Les Miserables (1978)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Jean Valjean, convicted of stealing bread, is hounded for decades by the relentless and cruel policeman Javert.
Style: captivating, tense, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Plot: french revolution, tragic love, redemption, revolution, dehumanization, injustice, bishop, chief, on the run, going straight, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
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50%
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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, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: murder, betrayal, hunchback, disguise, older man younger woman relationship, swashbuckler, vengeance, adventure, dishonesty, babies and infants, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: 18th century, 17th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Horatio Hornblower 3 (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Hornblower is given a dangerous mission to deliver an emigre French nobleman to a secret rendezvous near Brest while coping with enemy agents in his own ranks.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, sea battle, british navy, espionage, war hero, rebellion, military life, escapades, adventure, heroes, military, battles ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, france, english channel
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Bounty (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA, New Zealand
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The familiar story of Lieutenant Bligh, whose cruelty leads to a mutiny on his ship. This version follows both the efforts of Fletcher Christian to get his men beyond the reach of British retribution, and the epic voyage of Lieutenant Bligh to get ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, serious, factual, intense ...
Plot: ship, island, betrayal, mutiny, murder, storm at sea, adventure, sea captain, escapades, navy, rebelliousness, military life ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1930s
Place: england, tahiti, europe, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Kidnapped (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Scottish orphan David Balfour (Lawrence Douglas) is betrayed by his wicked uncle Ebeneezer (Donald Pleasance), who arranges for David to be kidnapped and sold into slavery so that Unk can claim his inheritance. The boy is rescued and befriended by ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, stylized
Plot: intrigue, ship, kidnapping, escapades, adventurer, betrayal, rescue, adventure, rivalry, dishonesty, orphan, failed attempt ...
Time: 18th century
Place: scotland, europe, france
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31%
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Flesh+Blood (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Netherlands, Spain
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A band of medieval mercenaries take revenge on a noble lord who decides not to pay them by kidnapping the betrothed of the noble's son. As the plague and warfare cut a swathe of destruction throughout the land, the mercenaries hole up in a ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, intense, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: betrayal, life is a bitch, adventure, soldier, rape, vengeance, kidnapping, knight, plague, siege, escapades, love triangle ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 18th century, 80s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Brigand of Kandahar (1965)
Genre: Adventure, History
Country: UK
Duration: 81 min.
Story: 1880. British India. Robert Case, a half-caste lieutenant, is unjustly discharged from the British Army. He joins the rebel Bengali tribesmen offensive against the colonial enemy. They capture a foreign journalist and Case recounts his story of ...
Style: exciting, captivating, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, military life, vengeance, frame up, redemption, false accusation, battle zone, hopes, adventure, soldier, military, rebellion ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: india, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Sacrifice (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: China
Duration: 122 min.
Story: For generations the Zhao family has wielded power, until their mortal enemy TU’AN GU slaughters the entire clan, determined to wipe out their influence forever. But one Zhao baby survives hidden by CHENG YING the doctor who delivered him. When ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: orphan, vengeance, betrayal, master warrior, uninhibited rivalry, disorder, haunted by the past, hidden identity, murder, ancient history, graphic violence, rivalry ...
Place: ancient china, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: The Bounty leaves Portsmouth in 1787. Its destination: to sail to Tahiti and load bread-fruit. Captain Bligh will do anything to get there as fast as possible, using any means to keep up a strict discipline. When they arrive at Tahiti, it is like a ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, leadership, captain, mutiny, ocean, betrayal, ship, rebelliousness, military, sailboat, crew, tyrant ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1780s, 60s, 1930s ...
Place: tahiti, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Jacquou the Rebel (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In 1815, young Jacquou lives an idyllic peasant life with his parents in the Périgord region of France. But one day, his childhood happiness is cruelly ended when his father is arrested, after a dispute with the arrogant Count de Nansac. With ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: vengeance, forbidden love, haunted by the past, rivalry, adventure, young lovers, orphan, love and romance, rich and poor, rebelliousness, injustice, youth ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
A Viking Saga: Son of Thor (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Denmark, USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Drama set in the viking age, Helgi witnesses the destruction of his village and narrowly escapes to his uncle Rurik who raises him like his son. Many years later he meets the people responsible for his parents death and someone he never expected to ...
Style: saga, captivating, serious, exciting, tense ...
Plot: viking, battles, adventure, vengeance, rivalry, escapades, love and romance, uninhibited rivalry, murder, paganism, renewed love, heroes ...
Time: middle ages, 9th century
Place: denmark, europe, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Les Misérables (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 220 min.
Story: The story of Jean Valjean, a Frenchman convicted of minor crimes, who is hounded for years by an unforgiving and unrelenting police inspector, Javert.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, uplifting, sentimental ...
Plot: redemption, chase, uninhibited rivalry, haunted by the past, dishonesty, crimes, fugitives, going straight, hidden identity, life is a bitch, hopes, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Man on Horseback (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: It's medieval times. Kohlhaas merchants with horses. When going to the local fair to sell his horses, is forced by a noble to leave him part of the merchandise as payment for traveling through his land, promising to give it back when the fair ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, captivating, stylized
Plot: rebellion, hopes, crimes, society, life is a bitch, good versus evil, criminal heroes, obsessive quest, adventure, folk hero, heroes, dishonesty ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Last Adventure (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Two adventurers and best friends, Roland and Manu, are the victims of a practical joke that costs Manu his pilot's license. With seeming contrition, the jokesters tell Roland and Manu about a crashed plane lying on the ocean floor off the coast ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful
Plot: treasure hunt, treasure, pilot, adventure, adventurer, ocean, graphic violence, friends, escapades, partners, island, friendship ...
Time: 60s
Place: africa, paris france, france, europe, congo
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Zatoichi and the Doomed Man (1965)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Blind swordsman Zatoichi, jailed briefly, is implored by another prisoner to aid him in proving his innocence of a crime for which he is sentenced to death. Zatoichi is reluctant to get involved, because he knows how often such involvement has led ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: samurai, village, corruption, heroes, confined, escapades, master warrior, lone wolves, dishonesty, life is a bitch, adventure, one man army ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Shogun (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 159 min.
Story: In the 16th Century, a Dutch ship sails the Pacific from the Americas in order to escape the Spanish. Blackthorn is the pilot of the ship and the first to realize the possibilities of Japan. Japan is a feudal society which has a strong presence of ...
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, realistic, saga
Plot: samurai, feudal japan, battles, politics, shogun, interracial relations, culture clash, uninhibited rivalry, political unrest, ship, heroic mission, royal family ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century, middle ages
Place: japan, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: humorous, witty, stylized, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: swashbuckler, heroes, musketeer, sword fight, adventure, romance, fight, extramarital affair, partners, partners against crime, rivalry, buddies ...
Time: 17th century, 19th century
Place: paris france, france, england, europe, new york ...
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Ludwig (1973)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, West Germany, Monaco
Duration: 238 min.
Story: A history of Ludwig, king of Bavaria, from his crowning in 1864 until his death in 1886.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: royal family, empress, politics, betrayal, downfall, state affairs, tragic hero, family life, love affair, friendship, family relations, king ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s
Place: europe, bavaria, austria, southern germany, munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Genoan navigator Christopher Columbus has a dream to find an alternative route to sail to the Indies, by traveling west instead of east, across the unchartered Ocean sea. After failing to find backing from the Portugese, he goes to the Spanish court ...
Style: serious, exciting, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: adventurer, adventure, against the odds, heroic mission, betrayal, intrigue, dishonesty, rebelliousness, ocean, royal family, storm, sword duel ...
Time: 15th century
Place: spain, portugal, europe, latin america, atlantic ocean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Where's Jack? (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the adventures of Jack Sheppard, the thief and jail-breaker who became a folk hero in 1720s London.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: betrayal, folk hero, escape, chase, fugitives, adventure, on the run, heroes, rivalry, track down, criminal heroes, buddies ...
Time: 60s, 18th century
Place: london, england, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Les Misérables (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Jean Valjean, a Frenchman imprisoned for stealing bread, must flee a police officer named Javert. The pursuit consumes both men's lives, and soon Valjean finds himself in the midst of the student revolutions in France.
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, bleak, sentimental ...
Plot: redemption, ex convict, going straight, hopes, rise to the top, prison escape, mayor, thief, robbery, prisoner, freedom, haunted by the past ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Zatoichi and the Chess Expert (1965)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Zatoichi makes friends with a dangerous chess player, while fending off angry yakuza and bloodthirsty relatives out for revenge, and trying to save a sick child. Meanwhile, his luck with dice is turning.
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: samurai, chess, sword, self defense, righting the wronged, friends, lone wolves, one man army, adventure, rivalry, hopes, master warrior ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Breakout (1975)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A bush pilot is hired for $250,000 to go to Mexico to free an innocent prisoner.
Style: suspenseful, light, exciting, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: false accusation, prison, escape, fugitives, chase, manhunt, adventure, rescue, captivity, prison life, disguise, warden ...
Time: 70s
Place: mexico, latin america, ireland, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Delta Factor (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Action-packed espionage thriller based on a book by Mickey Spillane. A man who has been framed for a large-scale robbery escapes from prison, but is caught and given a choice between returning behind bars and working for the CIA. He is enlisted to ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, kidnapping, island, rescue, cia, car chase, righting the wronged, injustice, false accusation, frame up, captivity, heist ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: caribbean
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