Movies like Les Misérables

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Les Misérables (1998)
 7.5
 36K
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: emotional, sincere, touching, sentimental, bleak, atmospheric, clever, epic, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: redemption, robbery, ex convict, priest, haunted by the past, going straight, crimes, hopes, rise to the top, prisoner, justice, thief, mayor, bishop, atrocity, parole, french revolution, freedom, prison escape, idealism, happy ending, transformation, french, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: france, europe, paris france

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Most similar movies to Les Misérables

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and touching films with plots about destiny, mentor, storytelling, catastrophe, brutality, redemption and culture clash mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like Les Misérables: Les Mis?rables (2012), Les Miserables (1978), Oliver Twist (2005), The Widow of Saint-Pierre (2000), Great Expectations (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.6
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Les Mis?rables (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Musical, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA, France
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, captivating, suspense, emotional, epic ...
Plot: redemption, prostitute, rebellion, mayor, convict, haunted by the past, orphan, revolution, family relations, ex convict, love and romance, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1930s
Place: france, paris france, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, captivating, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: tragic love, redemption, french revolution, society, going straight, dishonesty, chief, rise to the top, parents and children, life is a bitch, on the run, hidden identity ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 29K
Oliver Twist (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Czech Republic, UK, France, Italy
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Oliver Twist the modern filmed version of Charles Dickens bestseller, a Roman Polanski adaptation. The classic Dickens tale, where an orphan meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, suspense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: child abuse, orphan, redemption, friendship, kidnapping, thief, boarding school life, lifestyle, injustice, orphanage, boarding school, danger ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1830s, 18th century, 1930s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Les Misérables (2000)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Italy, Spain, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The scene is set during the French Restoration at the beginning of the 19th century. Jean Valjean, a galley slave who was sent to prison for stealing food, is now released after serving nineteen years. At first he only encounter mistrust and closed ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: suicide, on the run, prostitute, mayor, thief, bishop, injustice, nun, french, redemption, haunted by the past, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 18th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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: emotional, gloomy, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, redemption, prison, island, death row, tragic love, death sentence, fisherman, execution, romance, love, destiny ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1950s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, gloomy, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, jewish, lawyer, injustice, occupation, against the odds, resistance, political unrest, boxer, nun, rich and poor, destiny ...
Place: normandy, paris france, france, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Great Expectations (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Miss Havisham, a wealthy spinster who wears an old wedding dress and lives in the dilapidated Satis House, asks Pip's "Uncle Pumblechook" (who is actually Joe's uncle) to find a boy to play with her adopted daughter Estella. Pip ...
Style: captivating, emotional, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: orphan, generosity, love and romance, redemption, social differences, haunted by the past, hopes, unfulfilled love, rise to the top, benefactor, fall in love, obsession ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, emotional, serious, captivating ...
Plot: redemption, fugitives, uninhibited rivalry, haunted by the past, rivalry, hidden identity, dishonesty, going straight, injustice, life is a bitch, crimes, hopes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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The Next Three Days (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A married couple's life is turned upside down when the wife is accused of a murder. Lara Brennan is arrested for murdering her boss with whom she had an argument. It seems she was seen leaving the scene of the crime and her fingerprints were on ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, intense, emotional, clever ...
Plot: family relations, daring rescue, life turned upside down, false accusation, evidence, injustice, confined, resourceful, freedom, peril, determination, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, usa, venezuela, haiti, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Conspirator (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Mary Surratt is the lone female charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln. As the whole nation turns against her, she is forced to rely on her reluctant lawyer to uncover the truth and save her life.
Style: serious, thought provoking, captivating, factual, emotional ...
Plot: courtroom drama, civil war, assassination, lawyer, president, conspiracy, historical character, trial, boarding house, death sentence, legal, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 18th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Schindler's List (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 195 min.
Story: The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, ghetto, anti semitism, rescue, war, survival, genocide, against humanity, nazism, confined, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1990s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.5
 4K
East/West (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, France, Spain
Duration: 121 min.
Story: June 1946: Stalin invites Russian emigres to return to the motherland. It's a trap: when a ship-load from France arrives in Odessa, only a physician and his family are spared execution or prison. He and his French wife (her passport ripped up) ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, suspenseful, heartbreaking ...
Plot: communism, love and romance, kgb, iron curtain, escape, political unrest, propaganda, husband wife relationship, immigration, emigrant, freedom, stalinism ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1946
Place: russia, france, ussr, europe, bulgaria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.4
 17K
Bel Ami (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Georges Duroy travels through 1890s Paris, from cockroach ridden garrets to opulent salons, using his wits and powers of seduction to rise from poverty to wealth, from a prostitute’s embrace to passionate trysts with wealthy beauties, in a world ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, stylized, sexual
Plot: womanizer, adultery, ambition, manipulations, rise to the top, society, dishonesty, strong sexual content, rich and poor, journalist, infidelity, extramarital affair ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Wuthering Heights (1992)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Young orphan Heathcliff is adopted by the wealthy Earnshaw family and moves into their estate, Wuthering Heights. Soon, the new resident falls for his compassionate foster sister, Cathy. The two share a remarkable bond that seems unbreakable until ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, family disapproval, haunted by the past, adoption, revenge, tragic love, social differences, love and romance, love triangle, romance, obsession, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.3
 13K
Tess (1979)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 186 min.
Story: This multiple-Oscar-winning film by Roman Polanski is an exquisite, richly layered adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the d’Urbervilles. A strong-willed peasant girl (Nastassja Kinski, in a gorgeous breakthrough) is sent by her father to the ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, touching, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: tragic love, rape, innocence lost, peasant, love, revenge, marriage, farmer, nobility, stonehenge, destiny, murder ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1880s, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story (2004)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Redemption tells the story of Stan "Tookie" Williams, founder of the Crips L.A. street gang. Story follows his fall into gang-banging, his prison term, and his work writing children's novels encouraging peace and anti-violence ...
Style: touching, uplifting, realistic, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: redemption, prison, gang, death row, gangsters, lethal injection, leadership, deadly, human spirit, hopes, life is a bitch, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, future, 80s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.6
 266K
Seven Pounds (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An IRS agent with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.
Style: touching, emotional, sad, compassionate, sentimental ...
Plot: redemption, life philosophy, depression, hopes, tragic event, self sacrifice, sacrifice, fall in love, secret, life changing experience, suicidal, true love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Burning Plain (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Argentina
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A trailer is burning in the middle of a plain. The bodies of two adulterous lovers are found. Scenes from both families, before and after the dramatic events, suggest an unusual connection between them. But what is their secret?
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, emotional, non-linear ...
Plot: teenage love, redemption, love affair, parents and children, haunted by the past, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, small town, family problems, parent child relationship, infidelity, adultery ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, portland oregon, new mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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 6.4
 25K
Third Person (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium, USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 137 min.
Story: An acclaimed novelist struggles to write an analysis of love in one of three stories, each set in a different city, that detail the beginning, middle and end of a relationship.
Style: touching, tricky, intellectual, twist ending, suspense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love, incest, maid, unfaithful husband, romance, estrangement, couples, friendship, love and romance, custody, lifestyle, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, europe, usa, france, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Laramie Project (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: "The Laramie Project" is set in and around Laramie, Wyoming, in the aftermath of the murder of 21-year-old Matthew Shepard. To create the stage version of "The Laramie Project," the eight-member New York-based Tectonic Theatre ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, captivating, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: murder, small town, politics, violence, interview, hypocrisy, sin, life is a bitch, injustice, deadly, society, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1998
Place: usa, wyoming, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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 ⇓
20%
 6.4
 18K
The Yards (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In the rail yards of Queens, contractors repair and rebuild the city's subway cars. These contracts are lucrative, so graft and corruption are rife. When Leo Handler gets out of prison, he finds his aunt married to Frank Olchin, one of the big ...
Style: tense, bleak, rough, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: betrayal, corruption, murder, whistleblower, false accusation, crime, political corruption, crimes, life is a bitch, injustice, moral dilemma, gangster ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Breaking and Entering (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Set in a blighted, inner-city neighbourhood of London, Breaking and Entering examines an affair which unfolds between a successful British landscape architect and Amira, a Bosnian woman – the mother of a troubled teen son – who was widowed by ...
Style: emotional, thought provoking, touching, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: robbery, architect, infidelity, thief, blackmail, muslim, immigrants, social relations, couples, petty criminal, social decay, antisocial behavior ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england, sarajevo, bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Anna and the King (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The story of the romance between the King of Siam (now Thailand) and the widowed British school teacher Anna Leonowens during the 1860s. Anna teaches the children and becomes romanced by the King. She convinces him that a man can be loved by just ...
Style: serious, captivating, stylized, emotional, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love and romance, royal family, fall in love, interracial relations, opposites attract, politics, culture clash, forbidden love, royal court, parents and children, couple relations, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: thailand, asia, burma, southeast asia, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A sweeping romantic epic set in Japan in the years before World War II, a penniless Japanese child is torn from her family to work as a maid in a geisha house.
Style: sentimental, serious, sexy, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, rivalry, mentor, geisha, brothel, cinderella story, women, social differences, uninhibited rivalry, unfulfilled love, destiny, rise to the top ...
Time: 30s, 20s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.5
 24K
Ned Kelly (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Crime, History, Romance, Western
Country: Australia, UK, USA, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After getting threatened by Kelly's friends and family, Constable Fitzpatrick places the blame on Ned Kelly and exaggerates what happened. With the biggest ever award available, Kelly and his gang set into the wild, to remain hidden from ...
Style: captivating, rough, sincere, romantic, factual ...
Plot: bank robbery, gang, folk hero, injustice, criminal heroes, irish, wilderness, crime, rise and fall, ambition, false accusation, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1880s
Place: australia, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
American Heart (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Jack is now out of jail and he meets Nick, his adolescent son. Their relationship will be complicated, because Jack has a problem with alcohol. But his love for Nick will help him to get over the past and reach his dreams.
Style: realistic, gloomy, touching, rough, serious ...
Plot: hanging, youth, going straight, hopes, parents and children, family relations, estrangement, temptation, starting over, society, human nature, prisoner ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: alaska, usa, seattle, seattle washington, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.9
 39K
Labor Day (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Depressed single mom Adele and her son Henry offer a wounded, fearsome man a ride. As police search town for the escaped convict, the mother and son gradually learn his true story as their options become increasingly limited.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: dangerous attraction, family relations, fall in love, single parent, parents and children, unlikely relationship, coming of age, mysterious character, coincidence, couples, on the run, holiday ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, canada, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, India
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jamal Malik is an impoverished Indian teen who becomes a contestant on the Hindi version of ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’ but, after he wins, he is suspected of cheating.
Style: touching, serious, uplifting, realistic, rough ...
Audience: date night
Plot: orphan, destiny, true love, against the odds, society, street kid, life is a bitch, poverty, childhood, cheating, human spirit, rags to riches ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 2000s ...
Place: india, mumbai india, taj mahal, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.4
 6K
Levity (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Manuel Jordan is a man who is free after serving 23 years for killing a teenager during an attempted robbery. After nearly two decades of staring at his victim's face on a newspaper clipping in his cell, the paroled man attempts to find ...
Style: touching, emotional, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: redemption, sin, murder, prison, vandalism, robbery, revenge, police, criminal, party, singer, gang ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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