Movies like Man of La Mancha

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Man of La Mancha (1972)
 6.6
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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: touching, semi serious, humorous, lyrical, harsh, compassionate, light, talky, dramatic, melancholic ...
Plot: poet, spanish inquisition, playwright, prostitute, friendship, delusion, goofy hero, idealism, adventure, master and servant, follow your dream, romance, heroes, love and romance, society, folk hero, soldier, clergy, escape from reality, prison, 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 light, melancholic, talky and touching films with plots about love and romance, dialogue, storytelling, mentor, runaway, culture clash and catastrophe mostly in Romance, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Man of La Mancha: Moll Flanders (1996), Right This Way Folks! (1964), Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967), Yentl (1983), Summer (1986). 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: atmospheric, serious, captivating, realistic, touching ...
Plot: prostitute, shipwreck, evil priest, mother daughter reunion, death of husband, self discovery, reunion, romance, rich and poor, society, clergy, master and servant ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 18th century, 1700s
Place: england, london, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, touching, realistic, road movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: romance, college, actor's life, follow your dream, lovers, fair, music, rising to stardom, couple relations, parents and children, adoption, family business ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 1960s
Place: egypt, california, new jersey, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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, serious, atmospheric, realistic, clever ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, friends, romance, buddies, prostitute, opposites attract, urban, teenage life, city life, love and romance, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, usa, italy, new york, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 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, humorous, semi serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, gender, feminism, music, fall in love, college, romance, school, unhappiness, boys' school, disguise, parents and children ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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 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: talky, realistic, touching, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: friendship, self discovery, romance, fall in love, love and romance, youth, couples, friends, human nature, couple relations, twentysomething life, boredom ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, normandy, paris france, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 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, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sweet ...
Plot: marine biologist, prostitute, friendship, romance, love affair, drifter, rich and poor, fall in love, americana, love and romance, society, couples ...
Time: 80s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: california, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 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, sentimental, realistic, touching
Plot: romance, prostitute, friendship, couple relations, fall in love, small town, love and romance, bollywood, village, couples, idealism, destructive relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, serious, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: time travel, hotel, obsession, playwright, romance, hypnosis, ghost, love triangle, love affair, supernatural, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, 70s, year 1980 ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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, surreal, psychological, touching, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: immortality, angel, library, circus, mortality, berlin wall, dream, temptation, poet, diary, desire, supernatural romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, lyrical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: love and romance, small town, romance, couples, social relations, innocence lost, couple relations, kidnapping, small town life, dancing, cabaret, coming of age ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 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: semi serious, sentimental, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: soldier, love triangle, unlikely couple, opposites attract, based on movie, duel, love letter, illness, impossible love, romance, infidelity, love affair ...
Time: 19th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: serious, tense, clever, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: sea disaster, meat, prejudice, friendship, shakespeare, loan, boat, vengeance, trial, uninhibited rivalry, ship, falling in love ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1930s, 18th century
Place: venice, europe, italy, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: humorous, touching, semi serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: kids, chick flick
Plot: friendship, housekeeper, nanny, single parent, self discovery, parents and children, romance, master and servant, mute or deaf, xenophobia, mute, daughter ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: war, tragic hero, knight, convent, betrayal, adventure, vengeance, siege, treason, honor, historical figure, heroic mission ...
Time: middle ages
Place: spain, europe, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, serious, dark humor, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: great depression, song, teacher, marriage, traveling salesman, bank, infidelity, pimp, couple relations, down on your luck, showbiz, store ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Emperor's New Clothes (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, UK, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Napoleon, exiled, devises a plan to retake the throne. He'll swap places with commoner Eugene Lenormand, sneak into Paris, then Lenormand will reveal himself and Napoleon will regain his throne. Things don't go at all well; first, the ...
Style: humorous, touching, witty, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: hidden identity, fall in love, love and romance, romance, disorder, emperor, lookalikes, social differences, society, human nature, island, british ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: france, europe, paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Taming of the Shrew (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Baptista, a rich Paduan merchant, announces that his fair young daughter, Bianca, will remain unwed until her older sister, Katharina, a hellish shrew, has wed. Lucentio, a student and the son of a wealthy Pisan merchant, has fallen in love with ...
Style: humorous, clever, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: battle of the sexes, opposites attract, farce, unlikely couple, merchant, romance, love, couple relations, love and romance, couples, family relations, fall in love ...
Time: 16th century, 20th century, renaissance, 1930s, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, new york, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: clever, serious, realistic, thought provoking, touching ...
Plot: soldier, murder, hopes, love and romance, enlightenment, redemption, society, friendship, couples, friends, obsessive quest, starting over ...
Time: 1930s
Place: india, asia, europe, france, himalaya ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 28K
L.A. Story (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: With the help of a talking freeway billboard, a "wacky weatherman" tries to win the heart of an English newspaper reporter, who is struggling to make sense of the strange world of early-90s Los Angeles.
Style: surreal, clever, humorous, talky, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: weatherman, romance, self discovery, looking for love, duel, unemployment, city life, love and romance, urban, couples, couple relations, true love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, feel good, semi serious, talky, lyrical ...
Plot: pirate, opera, mute or deaf, adventure, ocean or sea, leadership, destiny, escapades, romance, heroes, love and romance, friends ...
Time: 19th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, feel good, semi serious, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick
Plot: christmas, church choir, angel, reverend, gospel, family, clergy, romance, urban, unlikely couple, crisis of faith, opposites attract ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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, serious, stylized, epic, captivating ...
Plot: knight, witch, adventure, king, folk hero, rise and fall, holy grail, infidelity, king arthur, magic, adultery, legends and myths ...
Time: middle ages, future
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: surreal, stylized, offbeat, serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: anti war, protest, freedom, vietnam war, university, police arrest, riot, cultural difference, artist, political unrest, music, friendship ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century
Place: liverpool, new york, usa, seaport, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, humorous, semi serious, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: aids, terminal illness, gay, friendship, death, gays and lesbians, hiv, lgbt, parents and children, friends, gender, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
I Capture the Castle (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A love story set in 1930s England that follows 17-year-old Cassandra Mortmain, and the fortunes of her eccentric family, struggling to survive in a decaying English castle. Based on Dodie Smith's 1948 novel with the same name.
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, romance, couple relations, eccentric family, love and romance, couples, family relations, love triangle, siblings relations, fall in love, family life, escape from reality ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: poet, love triangle, nose, fencing, friendship, romance, duel, unfulfilled love, inferiority complex, new love, physical appearance, love and romance ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.6
 4K
Autumn Tale (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Magali (Béatrice Romand), forty-something, is a winemaker and a widow: she loves her work but feels lonely. Her friends Rosine (Alexia Portal) and Isabelle (Marie Rivière) both want secretly to find a husband for Magali.
Style: talky, realistic, semi serious, clever, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, wine, french countryside, romance, women, human nature, couple relations, widow, parents and children, midlife crisis, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, southern france, tokyo, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.8
 7K
Punchline (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Lilah Krytsick is a mother and housewife who's always believed she could be a stand-up comedian. Steven Gold is an experienced stand-up seemingly on the cusp of success. When the two meet, they form an unlikely friendship, and Steven tries to ...
Style: talky, humorous, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: actor's life, romance, performer's life, suburbs, friendship, redemption, showbiz, ambition, artists and showbiz, rise to the top, suburban life, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, medical school, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.4
 26K
Always (1989)
Genre: 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: touching, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: ghost, afterlife, airplane, pilot, guardian angel, romance, true love, firefighter, tragic hero, supernatural, firemen, rescue ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Under hypnosis while trying to quit smoking, the main character Daisy Gamble revisits past lives and different personalities
Style: feel good, semi serious, stylized, humorous, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hypnosis, reincarnation, orphan, supernatural ability, romance, doctors and patients, love triangle, teaching the ways of the world, fall in love, love and romance, couples, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 80s
Place: medical school, brighton, manhattan new york city, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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