Movies like Man of La Mancha

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Man of La Mancha (1972)
 6.6
 4K
Man of La Mancha (1972)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In the sixteenth century, Miguel de Cervantes, poet, playwright, and part-time actor, has been arrested, together with his manservant, by the Spanish Inquisition. They are accused of presenting an entertainment offensive to the Inquisition. Inside the huge dungeon into which they have been cast, the other prisoners gang up on Cervantes and his manservant, and begin a mock trial, with the intention of stealing or burning his possessions. Cervantes wishes to desperately save a manuscript he carries with him and stages, with costumes, makeup, and the participation of the other prisoners, an unusual defense--the story of Don Quixote.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, lyrical, harsh, compassionate, light, talky, dramatic, melancholic ...
Plot: prostitute, friendship, delusion, poet, spanish inquisition, playwright, idealism, adventure, heroes, soldier, love and romance, follow your dream, society, folk hero, goofy hero, master and servant, escape from reality, romance, prison, clergy, knight, death, illness, quest, tragedy ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century, 1500s
Place: spain, europe

Most similar movies to Man of La Mancha

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, light and melancholic films with plots about love and romance, mentor, storytelling, romance, runaway, dialogue and love mostly in Romance, Drama and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Man of La Mancha: Moll Flanders (1996), Oh, My Love (2007), Cannery Row (1982), Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967), Yentl (1983). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Moll Flanders (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The daughter of a thief, young Moll is placed in the care of a nunnery after the execution of her mother. However, the actions of an abusive priest lead Moll to rebel as a teenager, escaping to the dangerous streets of London. Further misfortunes ...
Style: captivating, serious, atmospheric, touching, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, evil priest, shipwreck, mother daughter reunion, death of husband, orphan, intrigue, self discovery, society, prison life, clergy, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 18th century, 1700s
Place: england, london, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.4
 7K
Oh, My Love (2007)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Orphaned and homeless Ranbir Raj re-locates to a small town and orders a glass of milk in the RK Bar. He befriends a prostitute by the name of Gulabji, who invites him to spend the night with her, and when he refuses, she re-directs him to Lillian ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: romance, prostitute, friendship, village, tragic love, society, lifestyle, idealism, destiny, bollywood, small town, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 6.6
 3K
Cannery Row (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A depressed section of Monterey, California is the backdrop for an offbeat romantic comedy about a pair of mismatched lovers. Doc is a lonely marine biologist and former baseball star. Suzy is a scrappy, abrasive drifter who can't even succeed ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious, sweet ...
Plot: prostitute, marine biologist, romance, friendship, love affair, fall in love, couples, youth, love and romance, rich and poor, society, human nature ...
Time: 80s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: california, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: J.R. is a typical Italian-American on the streets of New York. When he gets involved with a local girl, he decides to get married and settle down, but when he learns that she was once raped, he cannot handle it. More explicitly linked with Catholic ...
Style: talky, atmospheric, serious, clever, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, society, opposites attract, youth, prostitute, buddies, teenage life, couples, lifestyle, urban, friends ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, italy, new york, europe, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 6.7
 11K
Yentl (1983)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A Jewish girl disguises herself as a boy to enter religious training.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: love triangle, feminism, gender, destiny, romance, music, college, religions or cults, artists and showbiz, family relations, love and romance, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Across the Universe (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 133 min.
Story: When young dockworker Jude leaves Liverpool to find his estranged father in America, he is swept up by the waves of change that are re-shaping the nation. Jude falls in love with Lucy, a rich but sheltered American girl who joins the growing ...
Style: stylized, captivating, realistic, heartbreaking, intense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: anti war, freedom, protest, cultural difference, political unrest, fan, friendship, music, romance, love and romance, young lovers, artist ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century
Place: liverpool, seaport, usa, new york, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Right This Way Folks! (1964)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Elvis plays a bad-boy singer roaming the highways on his Japanese motorcycle; laid up after an accident, he joins a carnival owned by the feisty Barbara Stanwyck.
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious, road movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: romance, family business, fall in love, couples, gender bending, teenage life, ambition, adoption, parents and children, boss and employee, love and romance, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 1960s
Place: egypt, california, new jersey, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 8.2
 258
Passion (1996)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Giorgio, a young soldier, is in love with the married Clara and becomes her lover. But they are separated when Giorgio is posted far away, where he meets the unhappy, unhealthy Fosca who develops a passionate love for Giorgio and tries to make him ...
Style: realistic, feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: soldier, love triangle, unfulfillment, couples, love affair, fall in love, impossible love, love and romance, unlikely couple, romance, unfulfilled love, sexual relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Movie in collections
 7.8
 5K
Summer (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A lonely Parisian woman comes to terms with her isolation and anxieties during a long summer vacation.
Style: realistic, talky, touching, psychological, clever ...
Plot: friendship, self discovery, youth, couples, fall in love, human nature, twentysomething life, romance, couple relations, love and romance, friends, seaside ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe, paris france, normandy, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Wings of Desire (1987)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Wings of Desire is Wim Wender’s artistically beautiful film about the lonely and immortal life of angels during a post-war Berlin. It’s a poetic journey from the perspective of the angels of which one falls in love with a living woman and wants ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, surreal, touching, stylized ...
Audience: date night
Plot: immortality, angel, diary, desire, temptation, poet, mortality, circus, library, berlin wall, dream, german ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Somewhere in Time (1980)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Young writer, Richard Collier is met on the opening night of his first play by an old lady who begs him to, "Come back to me." Mystified, he tries to find out about her, and learns that she is a famous stage actress from the early 1900s. ...
Style: touching, sentimental, atmospheric, stylized, serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: time travel, hotel, obsession, ghost, love triangle, hypnosis, playwright, romance, supernatural, love affair, fall in love, college ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, 70s, year 1980 ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Corrina, Corrina (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When Manny Singer's wife dies, his young daughter Molly becomes mute and withdrawn. To help cope with looking after Molly, he hires sassy housekeeper Corrina Washington, who coaxes Molly out of her shell and shows father and daughter a whole ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: kids, chick flick
Plot: friendship, single parent, self discovery, nanny, housekeeper, parents and children, romance, lifestyle, family in crisis, love and romance, master and servant, boss and employee ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Pennies from Heaven (1981)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A musical set in the great Busby Berkeley style. In Chicago during the depression, sheet music salesman, Arthur Parker, is trying to sell his products, but it's not easy to convince unwilling music store owners to buy them. Although he's ...
Style: surreal, stylized, realistic, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: bank, infidelity, pimp, teacher, song, marriage, great depression, traveling salesman, rich and poor, artists and showbiz, real world, couples ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Merchant of Venice (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Italy, Luxembourg, UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In 16th century Venice, when a merchant must default on a large loan from an abused Jewish moneylender for a friend with romantic ambitions, the bitterly vengeful creditor demands a gruesome payment instead.
Style: clever, gloomy, disturbing, realistic, tense ...
Plot: loan, sea disaster, prejudice, trial, boat, friendship, merchant, jewish, shakespeare, vengeance, racism, friends ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1930s, 18th century
Place: venice, europe, italy, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.4
 53K
Excalibur (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A surreal adaptation of Sir Thomas Malory's "Le Morte d'Arthur", chronicling Arthur Pendragon's conception, his rise to the throne, the search by his Knights of the Round Table for the Holy Grail, and ultimately his death.
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, captivating, intense ...
Plot: knight, witch, adventure, folk hero, legends and myths, king arthur, good versus evil, king, magic, heroic mission, danger, battle ...
Time: middle ages, future
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Falling in Love (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During shopping for Christmas, Frank and Molly run into each other. This fleeting short moment will start to change their lives, when they recognize each other months later in the train home and have a good time together. Although both are married ...
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, romance, friendship, couple relations, love affair, fall in love, love and romance, adultery, husband wife relationship, extramarital affair, christmas, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.0
 418
The Voyage (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Adriana De Mauro loves Cesar Braggi, but Cesar, honoring his father's dying wish, allows his brother, Antonio, to marry Adriana. As fate wills, Antonio dies in an automobile accident. Adriana's mourning for Antonio ends when Cesar steps in ...
Style: emotional, serious, gloomy, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: tragic love, family relations, love and romance, unfulfilled love, siblings relations, unfulfillment, couple relations, romance, life is a bitch, terminal illness, couples, gondola ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, 20th century
Place: italy, sicily, europe, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
It's My Party (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A gathering of friends. A gift of love. A celebration of life.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: aids, terminal illness, friendship, gay, death, love and romance, unfulfillment, family relations, gays and lesbians, gender, parents and children, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Perez Family (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the midst of the Mariel boat lift -- a hurried exodus of refugees from Cuba going to America -- an immigration clerk accidentally presumes that dissident Juan Raul Perez and Dorita Evita Perez are married. United by their last name and a mutual ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: reunion, mistaken identity, prostitute, political prisoner, immigration, immigrants, destiny, romance, couples, parents and children, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: cuba, usa, latin america, miami, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Razor's Edge (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: He had everything and wanted nothing. He learned that he had nothing and wanted everything. He saved the world and then it shattered. The path to enlightenment is as sharp and narrow as a razor's edge.
Style: touching, realistic, thought provoking, tense, serious ...
Plot: murder, soldier, redemption, friendship, coming of age, materialism, starting over, society, introspection, self discovery, obsessive quest, couples ...
Time: 1930s
Place: india, europe, asia, france, himalaya ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
A Matter of Time (1976)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: During a press conference, international star Nina remembers simpler times, flashing back to her days as a maid in a run-down Italian hotel. As a young woman, Nina befriends Contessa Sanziani, an elderly woman who entertains Nina with memories of ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic
Plot: friendship, aging, hotel, mentor, countess, social relations, family relations, city life, romance, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Cyrano de Bergerac (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Embarrassed by his large nose, a romantic poet/soldier romances his cousin by proxy.
Style: witty, talky, clever, touching, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: poet, friendship, duel, love triangle, nose, fencing, romance, tragic love, self esteem, behind enemy lines, physical appearance, military ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.3
 12K
El Cid (1961)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 182 min.
Story: Epic film of the legendary Spanish hero, Rodrigo Diaz ("El Cid" to his followers), who, without compromising his strict sense of honour, still succeeds in taking the initiative and driving the Moors from Spain.
Style: epic, stylized, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: war, knight, treason, convent, siege, tragic hero, betrayal, adventure, vengeance, on the run, dishonesty, political unrest ...
Time: middle ages
Place: spain, europe, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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A Patch of Blue (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A blind, uneducated white girl is befriended by a black man, who becomes determined to help her escape her impoverished and abusive home life.
Style: touching, talky, emotional, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, racism, prostitute, blindness, disability, innocence lost, tenement, park, romance, social differences, society, isolation ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.3
 3K
Sweet Land (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set in 1920, Inge travels from Germany to rural Minnesota in order to meet the man destined to be her husband.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: friendship, eviction, german american, citizenship, church, wedding, morality, farm, immigrants, romance, human nature, clergy ...
Time: 60s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s, post world war one ...
Place: minnesota, germany, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Love & Anarchy (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Set in Fascist Italy before the outbreak of World War II, the story centers on Giannini's character, an anarchist who stays in a brothel while preparing to kill Benito Mussolini. Giannini's character, while preparing to assassinate ...
Style: realistic, offbeat, humorous, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: prostitute, assassination, chaos and mayhem, master and servant, fall in love, political unrest, society, idealism, friendship, life is a bitch, love and romance, redemption ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Fetching Cody (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Art, a drug-addicted dealer and hustler, arrives at his girlfriend Cody's apartment to find that she has overdosed on heroin. He tries to fix things by traveling back in time in an attempt to prevent her death.
Style: touching, semi serious, offbeat, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: time travel, prostitute, overdose, drug abuse, drug dealing, pimp, misfit, time machine, addiction, hopes, life is a bitch, romance ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Preacher's Wife (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Good natured Reverend Henry Biggs finds that his marriage to choir mistress Julia is flagging, due to his constant absence caring for the deprived neighborhood they live in. On top of all this, his church is coming under threat from property ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, date night, chick flick
Plot: christmas, reverend, angel, church choir, gospel, family, romance, fall in love, disorder, couples, family life, supernatural romance ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Oscar and Lucinda (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Australia, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: After a childhood of abuse by his evangelistic father, misfit Oscar Hopkins becomes an Anglican minister and develops a divine obsession with gambling. Lucinda Leplastrier is a rich Australian heiress shopping in London for materials for her newly ...
Style: captivating, touching, surreal, melancholic, gloomy ...
Plot: gambling, obsession, wager, inheritance, fall in love, friendship, love and romance, obsessive quest, introspection, ship, college, murder ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s
Place: australia, england, europe, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Fantasticks (1995)
Genre: Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two rural teens sing and dance their way through a forbidden romance and a dangerous travelling carnival.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good, lyrical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: innocence lost, cabaret, small town, couple relations, love and romance, social relations, romance, kidnapping, small town life, couples, dancing, coming of age ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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