Movies like Les Misérables 1982

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Les Misérables (1982)
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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: sentimental, touching, uplifting, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic, nostalgic
Plot: pursuit, redemption, crimes, injustice, life is a bitch, fugitives, hopes, haunted by the past, dishonesty, rivalry, hidden identity, going straight, uninhibited rivalry, french revolution, mother love, promise, wrongful arrest, falsely accused, orphan, death of child, control, innocence, ex convict, false name
Time: 19th century
Place: paris france, france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about hopes, life is a bitch, redemption, haunted by the past, society, family relations and parents and children mostly in Drama, History and Crime genres. Some movies like Les Misérables: Les Miserables (1978), The Mayor of Casterbridge (2003), All Is Forgiven (2007), Sundays and Cybele (1962), Madame Rosa (1977). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Les Miserables (1978)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Jean Valjean, convicted of stealing bread, is hounded for decades by the relentless and cruel policeman Javert.
Style: touching, stylized, tense, captivating, serious ...
Plot: french revolution, tragic love, redemption, bishop, dehumanization, on the run, dishonesty, fugitives, life is a bitch, going straight, injustice, chief ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: paris france, europe, france
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The Mayor of Casterbridge (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 196 min.
Story: Adaptation of Thomas Hardy's novel. At a country fair, young hay-trusser Michael Henchard quarrels with his wife Susan, and in a drunken fit decides to auction off his wife and baby to a sailor for five guineas. The next day, realising his ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, emotional
Plot: tragic hero, redemption, haunted by the past, society, buried truth, social relations, rise and fall, family problems, betrayal, dishonesty
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian era, 1800s
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33%
All Is Forgiven (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Victor lives in Vienna with Annette, his beautiful Austrian wife and their daughter Pamela. It’s spring. Fleeing his work, Victor spends his days outside: he plays with Pamela, pays a visit to Annette’s parents, loiters in the park with the drug ...
Style: touching, realistic, psychological, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: redemption, crumbling marriage, family relations, family problems, addiction, parents and children, estrangement, hopes, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, teenager, drug addiction ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, austria
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30%
Sundays and Cybele (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Austria
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The tragic story of a young orphan girl who is befriended by an innocent but emotionally disabled veteran of the French Indochina War.
Style: psychological, sentimental, emotional, stylized, touching ...
Plot: orphan, nun, haunted by the past, veteran, suffering, friends, life is a bitch, youth, suburbs, friendship, tragedy, post traumatic stress ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Madame Rosa (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Madame Rosa lives in a sixth-floor walkup in the Pigalle; she's a retired prostitute, Jewish and an Auschwitz survivor, a foster mom to children of other prostitutes. Momo is the oldest and her favorite, an Algerian lad whom she raises as a ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: prostitute, destructive relationship, concentration camp, survival, wartime life, tragic love, redemption, adoption, parents and children, family relations, aging, against humanity ...
Place: paris france, france, europe
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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, thief, mayor, robbery, french revolution, prisoner, freedom ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: paris france, france, europe
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Silas Marner (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Adaption of George Eliot's novel. When a respectable weaver is wrongfully accused of theft, he becomes a virtual hermit until his own fortune is stolen and an orphaned child is found on his doorstep.
Style: atmospheric, touching, stylized, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: village, adoption, power relations, family relations, rivalry, society, dishonesty, life is a bitch, hopes, family life, self discovery, false accusation ...
Time: 19th century
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May Allah Bless France (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: French rapper, author, and spoken word artist Abd Al Malik makes his directorial debut with this adaptation of his 2004 autobiography, chronicling his upbringing in the crime- and drug-ridden streets of Strasbourg and his life-changing encounters ...
Style: captivating, inspirational, psychological, atmospheric, rough ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, rising to stardom, hip hop, juvenile delinquency, religions or cults, follow your dream, redemption, crimes, ambition, coming of age, life is a bitch, profanity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france
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26%
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Woman Thou Art Loosed (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An adaptation of Bishop T.D. Jakes' self-help novel, chronciling a woman's struggle to come to terms with her legacy of abuse, addiction and poverty.
Style: serious, captivating, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: redemption, sexual abuse, bishop, going straight, youth, prostitute, life is a bitch, hopes, drug abuse, addiction, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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All Our Desires (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Claire and Stéphane are two Lyon-based judges who could hardly be more different. She is young and enthusiastic, committed to helping those unfortunates who find themselves in debt. He is older, wiser, but disillusioned with his work and his life. ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: injustice, society, legal, legal investigation, courtroom drama, legal action, hopes, workplace, life is a bitch, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, social differences ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe, lyon
⇓ similarity ⇓
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A Simple Heart (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Unable to forget her first love, Félicité, a simple and kind maid, devotes herself completely to her new master, Mathilde Aubain. As the passing of time doesn't heal her wounds, she gives love to all those who surround her: Mathilde's ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hopes, social differences, friendship, family relations, family life, unfulfilled love, introspection, friends, power relations, master and servant, servant, bittersweet ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, france, normandy
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Elisa (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Marie has had a tough childhood ever since her mother Elisa committed suicide. She has spent most of her life in an orphanage and now makes a living as a small time criminal in Paris. Now she wants to unravel her past and find her father whom she ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: graphic violence, family relations, family problems, arson, estrangement, mentally unstable, hopes, on the road, cons and scams, track down, redemption, innocence lost ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe, brittany
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Going Away (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two unlikely friends — a supply teacher and a lonely young boy suspended between two estranged parents — embark on a weekend motorcycle voyage full of surprises and unforeseen consequences in this surprisingly tough, unsentimental drama.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, touching, captivating ...
Plot: haunted by the past, redemption, hopes, love, weekend, loneliness, loan shark, family problems, dysfunctional family, female director, wealthy family, neglected child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, french riviera, south of france
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24%
Home Beyond the Sun (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Home Beyond the Sun is the story of persecution, faith, and freedom escaping a world of fear. A bible college student, Jenna goes to teach in an area of China where her faith is forbidden. She discovers an orphanage and befriends a Chinese orphan, ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: orphan, family relations, rebellion, hopes, life is a bitch, society, rich and poor, adoption, religions or cults, christian, pursuit, teacher ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china
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Mary and Martha (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Wealthy American housewife Mary Morgan takes her bullied son George out of school for home education,including a trip to Southern Africa. Whilst in Mozambique George is bitten by a mosquito which crawls through a hole in his net and dies of malaria. ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: terminal illness, malaria, dealing with death, hopes, human spirit, redemption, state affairs, money raising, life is a bitch, parent child relationship, death of child, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, usa, united states, washington d.c.
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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: stylized, realistic, serious, tense, captivating
Plot: life is a bitch, heroes, rebellion, obsessive quest, crimes, dishonesty, society, good versus evil, adventure, rivalry, folk hero, criminal heroes ...
Time: middle ages
Place: germany
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 111 min.
Story: Based on the real life story of Kevin Lewis, the film follows his childhood of abuse, his descent into a life of crime and the way he put his life together again afterwards.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, uplifting, gloomy
Plot: dysfunctional family, human spirit, hopes, rise to the top, going straight, ambition, life is a bitch, family problems, down on your luck, abusive parent, survival, crimes ...
Place: london, europe
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sarah Barcant, a lawyer in New York City who grew up in South Africa, returns to her childhood dwelling place to intercede for Alex Mpondo, a Black South African politician who was tortured during apartheid.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, political
Plot: apartheid, politics, courtroom drama, dishonesty, rivalry, state affairs, crimes, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, missing person, injustice, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa
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The Maneater (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jezebel is a nihilistic artist who hides her fragility by living a fast-paced, promiscuous lifestyle. After attending her father's funeral, the sultry temptress finds herself attracted to David, a handsome, earnest young priest. While David ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, touching, sexy ...
Plot: redemption, opposites attract, hopes, clergy, introspection, faith, priest, seduction, death of father, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual content, accident ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france
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23%
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Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Helen, Rose and Lili have survived the Holocaust and have never seen each other since the war has ended. In 1960, they meet again in Berck, France. They learn to enjoy together simple pleasures in life: nice meals, ballads on the beach, playing in ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: friendship, reunion, starting over, haunted by the past, human spirit, hopes, auschwitz, friends, strong female presence, seaside, sexless marriage, older woman younger man relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe
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Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Jean-Jacques spent 9 years in prison for robbery. When he comes out, he finds the neighborhood where he grew up but things have changed ... The country is in crisis, the young people are holding the business and his old friends are urging him to ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: going straight, starting over, hopes, life is a bitch, gang, crimes, urban ghetto, father son relationship, danger, crime, graphic violence, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
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23%
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Island (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on 'Jane Rogers' acclaimed novel, "Island" is a tale of yearning and retribution. Abandoned at birth, Nikki Black has spent most of her life in care sustained only by fairy-stories. Incapable of love, fearful and desperate ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: island, family problems, undercover, hidden identity, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, dishonesty, obsessive quest, redemption, orphan, female director, storm ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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King's Faith (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When eighteen-year-old Brendan King attempts to leave his turbulent gang life behind him, his past continues to threaten his new-found faith, family, and future
Style: christian film, realistic, serious, touching, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: redemption, juvenile delinquency, adoption, haunted by the past, going straight, society, youth, human spirit, hopes, teenage love, crimes, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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22%
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You Can't Write a Letter (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Julien and Nina sign a pact with the universe: they must enjoy life, whatever the cost. Will that decision lead them to happiness, or to their disappearance?
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, offbeat
Plot: terminal illness, optimism, couple relations, life is a bitch, hopes, couples, love, sister sister relationship, death, unfulfillment, paris metro, metro ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Reconciliation (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: RECONCILIATION is a groundbreaking, provocative story about an estranged father and son struggling to overcome the heartbreaking consequences of their past. Grant Taylor (Eric Nenninger) has been troubled by intense childhood memories ever since his ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, uplifting
Plot: forgiveness, gay parent, redemption, haunted by the past, last wish, family relations, hopes, life is a bitch, estrangement, family problems, parents and children, terminal illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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22%
The Mulberry Tree (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A drama centered on a young man working in Rhode Island's state corrections system and his relationship with a convicted murderer who is dying of AIDS and spending his remaining days on hospital detail.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: hospital, redemption, one more chance, estrangement, haunted by the past, terminal illness, prison, life sentence, family relations, life is a bitch, hopes, murderer ...
Place: rhode island, usa
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Route 132 (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Two old friends and small-time crooks embark on a crime spree, but take an unexpected detour that could lead them down the road to redemption.
Style: road movie, realistic, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: redemption, crime spree, self discovery, friends, haunted by the past, introspection, partners, crimes, buddies, countryside, dealing with death, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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21%
Captain Abu Raed (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Jordan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Abu Raed is an old airport janitor who has always yearned to travel the world but has never been able to afford it. One day, he finds an old discarded pilot's hat, and discovers a calling: a group of children in his poor neighborhood assume ...
Style: sentimental, uplifting, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: mistaken identity, hopes, working class, friendship, human spirit, dishonesty, longing, escape from reality, arranged marriage, down on your luck, elderly, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: jordan, middle east
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21%
Les Misérables (1995)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 175 min.
Story: In France during World War II, a poor and illiterate man, Henri Fortin (Jean-Paul Belmondo), is introduced to Victor Hugo's classic novel Les Misérables and begins to see parallels between the book and his own life.
Style: epic, emotional, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, redemption, lawyer, political unrest, against the odds, pursuit, occupation, resistance, injustice, nun, boxer, rich and poor ...
Place: paris france, normandy, france, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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The Dune (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An Israeli man searches for his father in France.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: introspection, family relations, estrangement, family problems, hopes, investigation, parents and children, haunted by the past, midlife crisis, redemption, aging, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france
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21%