Movies like Man of La Mancha

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Man of La Mancha (1972)
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Man of La Mancha (1972)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, Italy
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, visually appealing, compassionate, light, complex, talky ...
Plot: prostitute, friendship, delusion, poet, playwright, idealism, spanish inquisition, adventure, heroes, romance, soldier, love and romance, follow your dream, society, folk hero, goofy hero, master and servant, orchestral, escape from reality, show tunes, bittersweet, prison, clergy, knight, hotel ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century, 1500s
Place: spain, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, light, realistic and stylized films with plots about love and romance, romance, runaway, storytelling, dialogue, mentor and adaptation mostly in Romance, Drama and Musical genres. Some movies like Man of La Mancha: Moll Flanders (1996), Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969), Oh, My Love (2007), Passion (1996), Somewhere in Time (1980). 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: realistic, serious, captivating, touching, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: prostitute, death of husband, mother daughter reunion, evil priest, shipwreck, hopes, clergy, orphan, rise to the top, life is a bitch, love and romance, strong female presence ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, 18th century, 1700s
Place: england, london, europe, britain
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Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Academy Award-honoree Peter O'Toole stars in this musical classic about a prim English schoolmaster who learns to show his compassion through the help of an outgoing showgirl. O'Toole, who received his fourth Oscar-nomination for this ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, emotional, stylized ...
Audience: date night
Plot: world war two, boarding school, school teacher, school life, teaching, music hall, boys' school, forbidden love, vacation, love, teacher student relationship, show tunes ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: london, europe, england, pompeii, greece
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86%
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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: touching, sentimental, stylized, realistic, serious
Plot: prostitute, friendship, love and romance, couples, tragic love, love affair, couple relations, fall in love, small town life, destiny, haunted by the past, idealism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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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: feel good, sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: soldier, love triangle, romance, love and romance, opposites attract, unlikely couple, unfulfillment, show tunes, couples, tragic love, impossible love, infidelity ...
Time: 19th century
Place: italy, europe, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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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: sentimental, touching, stylized, atmospheric, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: time travel, hypnosis, obsession, supernatural, love triangle, playwright, romance, love affair, love and romance, hotel, dream, supernatural romance ...
Time: 1900s, 70s, 1910s, 20th century, 80s ...
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Fantasticks (2000)
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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, lyrical, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: romance, couple relations, couples, social relations, cabaret, small town, dancing, teenage girl, teenage boy, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, family feud ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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, touching, clever, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, society, romance, youth, opposites attract, bittersweet, urban, city life, teenage life, prostitute, lifestyle ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, italy, europe, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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 ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: wedding, gender, love triangle, feminism, catastrophe, destiny, romance, bittersweet, music, couples, society, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: romance, boss and employee, teenage life, college, family business, parents and children, fall in love, youth, workplace, music, hopes, actor's life ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 1960s
Place: egypt, california, new jersey, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, gloomy, stylized, dark humor, realistic ...
Plot: pimp, bank, infidelity, marriage, great depression, teacher, traveling salesman, bittersweet, society, love and romance, couples, real world ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Cinderella (1997)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Updated version of the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical of the classic fairy-tale, with an all-star, multi-racial cast.
Style: fairy tale, humorous, semi serious, feel good, stylized ...
Audience: preschoolers, date night, family outing, teens, kids ...
Plot: cinderella story, couples, true love, family, hopes, romance, artists and showbiz, master and servant, love and romance, imaginary, show tunes, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 18th century, 1930s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Camelot (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 179 min.
Story: King Arthur establishes the ideals and laws of Camelot but is tragically forced to enforce these laws against his own wife.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, captivating, lyrical, intense ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: knight, heroes, jousting, king arthur, romance, betrayal, camelot, intrigue, rivalry, medieval, battle, battles ...
Time: middle ages, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Merchant of Venice (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, Luxembourg, USA
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: tense, talky, melancholic, sexy, stylized ...
Plot: loan, friends, love and romance, jewish, prejudice, social decay, life is a bitch, trial, friendship, religious intolerance, uninhibited rivalry, shakespeare play ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1930s, 18th century
Place: venice, europe, italy, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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: humorous, semi serious, sweet, romantic, surreal ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: prostitute, brothel, brothel madam, marine biologist, romance, couples, friendship, love affair, human nature, love and romance, youth, society ...
Time: 1940s, 80s, 1930s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: church choir, christmas, hopes, gospel, reverend, angel, family, romance, family relations, disorder, bishop, couples ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: touching, sentimental, humorous, light, sweet ...
Plot: mistaken identity, immigration, prostitute, political prisoner, destiny, romance, family relations, society, human nature, politics, immigrants, reunion ...
Time: 80s
Place: cuba, miami, usa, latin america, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Razor's Edge (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
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: thought provoking, touching, contemplative, realistic, serious ...
Plot: soldier, murder, wedding, enlightenment, redemption, friendship, hopes, introspection, haunted by the past, starting over, self discovery, love and romance ...
Time: 1930s
Place: paris france, india, europe, asia, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Always (1989)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Pete Sandich is a reckless fire-fighting pilot who is killed in what was to have been his final mission. Ascending to Heaven, Pete is introduced to business-like angel who instructs the spectral Pete to pass on his aviation knowledge to his young ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, intense, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: afterlife, airplane, ghost, supernatural, pilot, true love, romance, starting over, tragic hero, rescue, guardian angel, aviation ...
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Carmen (1984)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 152 min.
Story: A film version of the famous Bizet opera, where a soldier (Don Jose) falls in love with a beautiful factory worker (Carmen), but she does not reciprocate his feelings.
Style: sexy, sexual, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: opera, love triangle, tragic love, soldier, femme fatale, music, betrayal, deadly, unfulfillment, obsessive quest, love and romance, lifestyle ...
Time: 19th century, 1920s, 18th century
Place: spain, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Accidental Tourist (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: After the death of his son, Macon Leary, a travel writer, seems to be sleep walking through life. Macon's wife, seems to be having trouble too, and thinks it would be best if the two would just split up. After the break up, Macon meets a ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: travel, hopes, starting over, dysfunctional character, couples, breakup, opposites attract, love and romance, romance, sibling relationship, dysfunctional family, dysfunctional marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: baltimore, usa, paris france, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, introspection, love and romance, obsessive quest, college, ship, murder ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s
Place: australia, england, europe, sydney australia
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47%
A Married Woman (2005)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 130 min.
Story: They fall in love before they know its meaning, Lolita, orphaned at an early age & Shekhar, who reaches out & gives her the security she craves.They share joys & sorrows through childhood & adolescence,unknown to them ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, atmospheric, touching, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: couples, family relations, fall in love, couple relations, true love, friendship, social differences, romance, family problems, childhood sweetheart, bollywood, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: india, asia, kolkata
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46%
A Heavenly Vintage (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: New Zealand, France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A fantasy romance set in 19th century France. The film revolves around Sobran, a young peasant winemaker, and the three important figures in his life - his beautiful wife Celeste, baroness Aurora de Valday and an angel named Xas.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, touching, captivating
Plot: supernatural romance, ambition, supernatural, follow your dream, society, romance, couples, hopes, love and romance, couple relations, fall in love, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1810s, 1820s
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Scrooge (1970)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The classic Charles Dickens' Christmas ghost tale told in musical form.
Style: feel good, offbeat, humorous, semi serious, visually appealing ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: ghost, redemption, christmas, generosity, money, miser, supernatural ability, time travel, family, destiny, road not taken, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, victorian era, future, 70s
Place: london, tokyo, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: tragic love, couple relations, terminal illness, unfulfilled love, siblings relations, unfulfillment, romance, life is a bitch, love and romance, couples, family relations, gondola ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 1900s
Place: sicily, venice, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.6
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Hairspray (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Pleasantly plump teenager, Tracy Turnblad and her best friend, Penny Pingleton audition to be on The Corny Collins Show – and Tracy wins. But when scheming Amber Von Tussle and her mother plot to destroy Tracy, it turns to chaos.
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, thought provoking, captivating ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, family outing, teen drama
Plot: artists and showbiz, teenage love, dream come true, dancing, follow your dream, dance, overweight, black man white woman relationship, underdog, romance, dream, friendship ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1962
Place: baltimore, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday (1996)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: David loves his wife, Gillian. Unfortunately, she died two years ago. David deals with his grief by continuing his romance with Gillian during walks with her "ghost" on the beach at night. While David lives in the past, other family ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, melancholic, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: starting over, ghost, beach, haunted by the past, single parent, hopes, teenage life, death in the family, island, romance, denial, grief ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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El Cid (1961)
Genre: 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, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: knight, convent, tragic hero, siege, battles, treason, betrayal, adventure, assassination, on the run, dishonesty, state affairs ...
Time: 11th century, middle ages
Place: spain, europe, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Pirates of Penzance (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In spite of being apprenticed to a Pirate King as a child, Frederic has led a very sheltered life. So when he arrives in Penzance with his boisterous shipmates, there are a few surprises in store for him! It all ends happily, but not before ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, talky, lyrical ...
Plot: pirate, opera, ocean or sea, friends, ocean, destiny, show tunes, heroes, escapades, leadership, romance, adventure ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, 80s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: australia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%