Movies like The Horseman on the Roof

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The Horseman on the Roof (1995)
 7.1
 6K
The Horseman on the Roof (1995)
Original name: Le Hussard sur le toit
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In a time of war and disease, a young officer gallantly tries to help a young woman find her husband.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, scenic, romantic, breathtaking, sexy, visually appealing, epic, colourful ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: cholera, quarantine, arson, horse, provence, exile, romance, adventure, heroes, couple relations, love and romance, on the run, danger, society, couples, chases and races, political unrest, hiding place, rescue, race against time, noblewoman, new love, courage, death, sacrifice ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 18th century
Place: france, italy, europe, paris france, milan italy

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Most similar movies to The Horseman on the Roof

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, dramatic and melancholic films with plots about death, romance, love and romance, storytelling, culture clash, brutality and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like The Horseman on the Roof: Cold Mountain (2003), Battle of the Brave (2004), The Last of the Mohicans (1992), Les Mis?rables (2012), Alice and Martin (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Cold Mountain (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA, Italy, Romania, UK
Duration: 154 min.
Story: In this classic story of love and devotion set against the backdrop of the American Civil War, a wounded Confederate soldier named W.P. Inman deserts his unit and travels across the South, aiming to return to his young wife, Ada, who he left behind ...
Style: captivating, emotional, epic, serious, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: american civil war, tragic love, getting home, slavery, survival, lovers reunited, loss of family member, lovers apart, power of love, wartime life, love and romance, love story ...
Time: 1860s, 19th century
Place: usa, south carolina, north carolina, atlantic ocean, appalachia
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Battle of the Brave (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Canada, UK, France
Duration: 143 min.
Story: In the mid-18th Century, as England and France battle over control of Canada, an epic romance between a peasant woman and a trapper unfurls
Style: emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: betrayal, native american, battles, soldier, politics, life is a bitch, danger, curses spells and rituals, social differences, revolution, opposites attract, tragic love ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: england, canada, france, europe, montreal quebec ...
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100%
The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: As the English and French soldiers battle for control of the American colonies in the 18th century, the settlers and native Americans are forced to take sides. Cora and her sister Alice unwittingly walk into trouble but are reluctantly saved by ...
Style: epic, exciting, emotional, serious, touching ...
Plot: native american, army, freedom, adventure, forbidden love, wilderness, woman in danger, vengeance, native americans, father daughter relationship, axe, battles ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1700s, 1930s
Place: usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
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Les Mis?rables (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Musical, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: An adaptation of the successful stage musical based on Victor Hugo's classic novel set in 19th-century France, in which a paroled prisoner named Jean Valjean seeks redemption.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: redemption, revolution, prostitute, fall in love, rebellion, convict, mayor, haunted by the past, french, obsessive quest, french revolution, orphan ...
Time: 19th century, 1930s
Place: france, paris france, europe, london
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The Lovers on the Bridge (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Set against Paris' oldest bridge, the Pont Neuf, while it was closed for repairs, this film is a love story between two young vagrants: Alex, a would be circus performer addicted to alcohol and sedatives and Michele, a painter driven to a life ...
Style: feel good, touching, romantic, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: homeless, romance, fall in love, love affair, couple relations, blind character, painting, rise and fall, life is a bitch, love, dishonesty, beggar ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: europe, paris france, france, tokyo
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41%
Alice and Martin (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 124 min.
Story: At the age of 20, Martin leaves his home town and comes to Paris, where he fortunately becomes a model by chance. He meets Alice, his brother's friend, and falls in love with her. They start a passionate relationship, although Martin remains ...
Style: melancholic, enigmatic, emotional, romantic, psychological ...
Plot: love and romance, haunted by the past, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, couple relations, brother brother relationship, male model, secrets, betrayal, gay, loneliness, runaway, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, spain
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37%
 7.6
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Zelary (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A nurse and her surgeon-lover are part of a resistance movement in 1940s Czechoslovakia. When they are discovered, her lover flees and she must find a place to hide. A patient whose life she saved, a man from a remote mountain village where time ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, sincere, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: redemption, small town, romance, couple relations, life is a bitch, hopes, society, resistance, post war, world war two, fugitives, marriage ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: prague, prague czechoslovakia, czechoslovakia, germany
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36%
The Widow of Saint-Pierre (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In 1850, on the isolated French island of Saint-Pierre, a murder shocks the natives. Two fishermen are arrested. One of them, Louis Ollivier, dies in custody. The other, Neel Auguste, is sentenced to death by the guillotine. The island is so small ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, compassionate, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, redemption, prison, tragic love, island, death row, death sentence, introspection, romance, isolation, destiny, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1950s, 50s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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36%
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The Four Feathers (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The story, set in 1875, follows a British officer (Heath Ledger) who resigns his post when he learns of his regiment's plan to ship out to the Sudan for the conflict with the Mahdi. His friends and fiancée send him four white feathers which ...
Style: serious, touching, atmospheric, epic, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: military, imperialism, soldier, redemption, rescue, desert, colonialism, islam, slavery, loyalty, revenge, siege ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1890s, 1880s, victorian era
Place: sudan, england, africa, europe, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Map of the Human Heart (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Australia, UK, Canada, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Fantastic improbabilities, happenstance and the undying bridge of love are part of this romantic fantasy about an Inuit who crosses years, oceans and the ravages of WWII to find his childhood love, a Metis girl, but finds that their cultures are the ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, captivating, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, nudity (full frontal - brief), map, love triangle, inuit, snowmobile, tuberculosis, bittersweet, friendship, romance, destiny, racism ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 90s, 60s, year 1965 ...
Place: canada, england, germany, montreal quebec canada, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Frankie Starlight (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Ireland, UK, France, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The quirky story of a young boy's adventures growing up with his stunningly beautiful mother and the two very different men who love her.
Style: serious, psychological, touching, realistic, talky ...
Plot: family relations, world war two, self discovery, forbidden love, family life, romance, love and romance, unfulfillment, love triangle, couple relations, parents and children, death in the family ...
Place: ireland, france, europe, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, USA
Duration: 171 min.
Story: Successful surgeon Tomas leaves Prague for an operation, meets a young photographer named Tereza, and brings her back with him. Tereza is surprised to learn that Tomas is already having an affair with the bohemian Sabina, but when the Soviet ...
Style: sexy, erotic, sexual, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, photographer, waitress, nudity (full frontal - brief), friendship, love triangle, womanizer, mistress, artist, invasion, soviet army, communism ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: prague, central europe, switzerland, europe, usa ...
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34%
The Land Girls (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: During World War II, the organisation "The Women's Land Army" recruited women to work on British farms while the men were off to war. Three such "land girls" of different social backgrounds - quiet Stella, young hairdresser ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: countryside, world war two, friendship, fall in love, hopes, war, romance, working class, friends, soldier, love and romance, society ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: england, europe, britain, pearl harbor, english channel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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In the Arms of My Enemy (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Belgium, France, Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jakub and Vladimir, two brothers in their late teens, join in the Cossack army to flee poverty. Elias and Roman, two other brothers, on their own as well, steal horses to survive... When fate brings them together, the encounter proves lethal. ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: murder, chase, rivalry, adventure, vengeance, life is a bitch, deadly, social misfits, crimes, injustice, destiny, basic training ...
Time: 19th century
Place: eastern europe
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34%
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Beyond Borders (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Beyond Borders is an epic tale of the turbulent romance between two star-crossed lovers set against the backdrop of the world's most dangerous hot spots. Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie stars as Sarah Jordan, an American living in London in ...
Style: touching, captivating, emotional, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: charity, negotiation, starvation, surgery, desert, pianist, landmine, love affair, romance, obsessive quest, war, danger ...
Time: 80s, 90s, year 1989, 20th century, year 1995 ...
Place: africa, london, england, ethiopia, cambodia ...
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33%
Dark Blue World (2001)
Genre: War, Drama, Action, Romance
Country: Czech Republic, UK, Germany, Denmark, Italy, France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Lt. Franta Slama is a top pilot in the Czech Air Force who is assigned to train a promising young flier, Karel Vojtisek, and they soon become friends. When Nazi Germany invades Czechoslovakia in 1939, they both reject the authority of their new ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, sincere, intense, gloomy ...
Plot: love triangle, world war two, romance, friendship, pilot, war, culture clash, wartime life, aviation, battle zone, aerial combat, czech ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1950, year 1939
Place: england, europe, poland, london, central europe ...
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33%
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Strayed (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Fleeing the June 1940 arrival of Hitler's army in Paris, a young war widow and her two children are rescued from dive-bombing German fighters by a cocky, reckless teenager. He finds them refuge in an abandoned house, but despite the fact that ...
Style: sincere, touching, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, older woman teenage boy sex, world war two, survival, friendship, refugee, life is a bitch, wartime life, love affair, teenage life, danger, romance ...
Time: 1940s
Place: france, paris france, europe, riviera, nice france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Sand Pebbles (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 182 min.
Story: Engineer Jake Holman arrives aboard the gunboat U.S.S. San Pablo, assigned to patrol a tributary of the Yangtze in the middle of exploited and revolution-torn 1926 China. His iconoclasm and cynical nature soon clash with the "rice-bowl" ...
Style: epic, tense, realistic, emotional, suspenseful ...
Plot: battles, friendship, navy, heroes, chinese, missionary, u.s. navy, battle, ship, politics, warship, redemption ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: china, asia, shanghai china, shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Chocolate (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A fable of emotional liberation and chocolate. A mother and daughter move to a small French town where they open a chocolate shop. The town, religious and morally strict, is against them as they represent free-thinking and indulgence. When a group ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, romantic, sweet, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: chocolate, culture clash, women, cooking and food, small town, single mother, prejudice, lifestyle change, love and romance, lifestyle, mayor, couple relations ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: france, europe, central america, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Marcel Proust's Time Regained (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, Italy, Portugal
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Marcel Proust (1871-1922) is on his deathbed. Looking at photographs brings memories of his childhood, his youth, his lovers, and the way the Great War put an end to a stratum of society. His memories are in no particular order, they move back and ...
Style: atmospheric, contemplative, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: childhood, infidelity, baron, voyeurism, writer's life, couples, human nature, introspection, artists and showbiz, gays and lesbians, society, romance ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1900s, 1910s ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, normandy, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.0
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Valmont (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Set in Baroque France, a scheming widow and her lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman. The lover, Valmont, bets that he can seduce her, even though she is an honorable woman. If he wins, he can have his lover to do as ...
Style: stylized, clever, baroque, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: betrayal, virginity, infidelity, manipulation, hypocrisy, romance, mind game, manipulations, couple relations, love triangle, tragedy, wager ...
Time: 18th century, 80s, 20th century, georgian era, 70s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Germinal (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, Italy
Duration: 160 min.
Story: It's mid 19th century, north of France. The story of a coal miner's town. They are exploited by the mine's owner. One day the decide to go on strike, and then the authorities repress them
Style: thought provoking, emotional, realistic, sincere, epic ...
Plot: working class, hopes, politics, family relations, labor union, injustice, rich and poor, unemployment, fighting the system, strong female presence, righting the wronged, power relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, europe, flanders, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.4
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Charlotte Gray (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Australia, Germany
Duration: 121 min.
Story: This is a drama set in Nazi-occupied France at the height of World War II. Charlotte Gray tells the compelling story of a young Scottish woman working with the French Resistance in the hope of rescuing her lover, a missing RAF pilot. Based on the ...
Style: captivating, sentimental, sexy, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: world war two, resistance, espionage, secret agents, romance, war, wartime life, fall in love, couple relations, holocaust, friends, rescue ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: france, london, paris france, europe, vichy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Coup de grâce (1976)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A countess loves her brother's Prussian-officer friend in the 1919 Baltic area.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy
Plot: love triangle, revolution, soldier, betrayal, evacuation, tragic love, tragic hero, life is a bitch, love and romance, society, destructive relationship, wartime life ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20s, post world war one
Place: latvia, europe, lithuania, siberia, warsaw poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Basil (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A lonely young aristocrat in turn-of the century England struggles to meet the approval of his over-bearing, class-conscious father while trying to please the selfish woman he loves.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, light, sincere ...
Plot: fall in love, betrayal, friendship, romance, couples, love affair, unfulfilled love, society, father daughter relationship, adultery, secret, unrequited love ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london, ireland, cornwall ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Regular Lovers (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 183 min.
Story: 1968 and 1969 in Paris: during and after the student and trade union revolt. François is 20, a poet, dodging military service. He takes to the barricades, but won't throw a Molotov cocktail at the police. He smokes opium and talks about ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: idealism, revolution, politics, injustice, love triangle, twins, hopes, political corruption, couple relations, chaos and mayhem, love affair, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968, year 1969, 1960s
Place: france, europe, paris france, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.2
 2K
Cousin Bette (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Cousin Bette is a poor and lonely seamstress, who, after the death of her prominent and wealthy sister, tries to ingratiate herself into lives of her brother-in-law, Baron Hulot, and her niece, Hortense Hulot. Failing to do so, she instead finds ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, light, talky, humorous ...
Plot: infidelity, family relations, revenge, couple relations, fall in love, love triangle, love affair, love and romance, love, power relations, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1840s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Chambermaid on the Titanic (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Germany, Spain
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Horty, a French foundry worker, wins a contest and is sent to see the sailing of the Titanic. In England, Marie, saying she is a chambermaid on the Titanic and cannot get a room, asks to share his room. They do, chastely; when he awakens, she is ...
Style: sexy, atmospheric, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: titanic, obsession, infidelity, romance, couple relations, haunted by the past, couples, unfulfillment, dishonesty, obsessive quest, love and romance, contests and competitions ...
Time: year 1912, 1910s
Place: france, london, england, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
A Very Long Engagement (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: In 1919, Mathilde was 19 years old. Two years earlier, her fiancé Manech left for the front at the Somme. Like millions of others he was "killed on the field of battle." It's written in black and white on the official notice. But ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, emotional, sentimental, romantic ...
Plot: world war one, private detective, missing person, against the odds, uncover truth, war, young lovers, french, investigation, love and romance, obsession, army ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20th century, 20s, year 1917 ...
Place: france, paris france, europe, marseille provence, brittany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 5K
Bon voyage (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Isabelle Adjani and Gerard Depardieu star in director Jean-Paul Rappenau's amusing farce set on the eve of World War II, which follows the intersecting lives of four Parisians as they cope with the impending invasion of their city by German ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, satirical, light ...
Plot: war, wartime life, world war two, nazi, manipulation, spy, lie, top secret, politics, world politics, romance, spies ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: france, europe, england, paris france, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%