Movies like Les Misérables 1995

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Les Misérables (1995)
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Les Misérables (1995)
Original name: Les misérables
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, serious, captivating, realistic, dramatic, breathtaking, heartbreaking, reflective ...
Plot: redemption, jewish, lawyer, injustice, against the odds, resistance, occupation, political unrest, boxer, nun, rich and poor, destiny, war, parents and children, life is a bitch, family life, on the run, hopes, social differences, haunted by the past, society, introspection, dehumanization, going straight, nazism ...
Place: paris france, normandy, france, germany, poland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and dramatic films with plots about society, life is a bitch, mentor, catastrophe, storytelling, hopes and idealism mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like Les Misérables: Les Miserables (1978), Is Paris Burning? (1966), King of the Hill (1993), The Widow of Saint-Pierre (2000), Schindler's List (1993). 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, 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%
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 ⇓
57%
Is Paris Burning? (1966)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: The title is Adolf Hitler's question to his chief of staff Alfred Jodl on the eve of the liberation of Paris (August 25): the military governor of Paris, General Dietrich von Choltitz, had been ordered to destroy Paris rather than let it fall ...
Style: serious, emotional, captivating, harsh, factual ...
Plot: holocaust, moral dilemma, rescue, wartime life, totalitarianism, against the odds, resistance, anti heroes, heroic mission, danger, insubordination, survival ...
Time: 40s, year 1944, 1940s
Place: france, europe, paris france, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, bleak, sentimental ...
Plot: redemption, robbery, ex convict, priest, going straight, haunted by the past, rise to the top, hopes, crimes, prisoner, justice, thief ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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King of the Hill (1993)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on the Depression-era bildungsroman memoir of writer A. E. Hotchner, the film follows the story of a boy struggling to survive on his own in a hotel in St. Louis after his mother is committed to a sanatorium with tuberculosis. His father, a ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, heartbreaking, sentimental ...
Audience: kids
Plot: hotel, coming of age, dysfunctional family, against the odds, parents and children, family problems, self discovery, life is a bitch, hopes, siblings relations, family life, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: st. louis missouri, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 ⇓
35%
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 ⇓
31%
Some Mother's Son (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the 1981 hunger strike in a British prison, in which IRA prisoner Bobby Sands led a protest against the treatment of IRA prisoners as criminals rather than as prisoners of war. The film focuses on the mothers of two of the ...
Style: bleak, psychological, uplifting, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: politics, prison, betrayal, terrorism, struggle, strike, human spirit, custody, society, republican, introspection, ira ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Labyrinth of Lies (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A young prosecutor in postwar West Germany investigates a massive conspiracy to cover up the Nazi pasts of prominent public figures.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, idealism, fighting the system, hopes, uncover truth, against humanity, power relations, genocide, legal, dishonesty, dedicated lawyer, rebellion ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1963, year 1958
Place: germany, west germany, frankfurt germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Ogre (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Frenchman Abel Tiffauges likes children, and wants to protect them against the grown-ups. Falsely suspected as child molester, he's recruited as a soldier in the 2nd World War, but very soon he is taken prisoner of war.
Style: realistic, disturbing, sincere, emotional, serious ...
Plot: youth, castle, friendship, redemption, wartime life, friends, confined, hopes, life is a bitch, escapades, danger, soldier ...
Time: year 1939, 1930s, 1940s
Place: france, germany, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.3
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Miral (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Israel, Italy, India, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A drama centered on an orphaned Palestinian girl growing up in the wake of the first Arab-Israeli war who finds herself drawn into the conflict.
Style: emotional, stylized, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: orphan, terrorism, politics, rebelliousness, society, youth, fall in love, human spirit, political unrest, refugees, rebellion, idealism ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1940s, 1990s, 1960s
Place: israel, middle east, palestinian authority, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
What War May Bring (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A theater projectionist's daughter is involved in the Resistance in WWII, but she doesn’t share his political involvement & only believes in passion. She follows the men she loves unconditionally, suffering betrayal and hardship.
Style: epic, psychological, gloomy, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: cabaret, deportation, d day, haunted by the past, soldier, piano, execution, nazi occupied france, accused of murder, saving a life, parachute, concentration camp survivor ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Paradise Road (1997)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Paradise Road is a 1997 film which tells the story of a group of English, American, Dutch and Australian women who are imprisoned in Sumatra during World War II. It was directed by Bruce Beresford and stars Glenn Close as beatific Adrienne Pargiter, ...
Style: serious, uplifting, emotional, touching, harsh ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: prison, war crime, island, survival, war, friendship, pow, human spirit, danger, prison life, holocaust, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: singapore, asia, indonesia, japan, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 199 min.
Story: All-star epic retelling of Christ's life.
Style: epic, realistic, serious, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: betrayal, desert, temptation, redemption, society, death sentence, captivity, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, miraculous event, hopes, corrupted ruler ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, dungeon, jerusalem, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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The Leopard (1963)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 186 min.
Story: As Garibaldi's troops begin the unification of Italy in the 1860s, an aristocratic Sicilian family grudgingly adapts to the sweeping social changes undermining their way of life. Proud but pragmatic Prince Don Fabrizio Salina allows his war ...
Style: epic, stylized, captivating, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: ambition, revolution, prince, politics, civil war, opportunist, unfulfillment, mayor, introspection, society, social differences, palaces castles and temples ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: sicily, italy, europe, palermo italy, sicily italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Amistad (1997)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: In 1839, the slave ship Amistad set sail from Cuba to America. During the long trip, Cinque leads the slaves in an unprecedented uprising. They are then held prisoner in Connecticut, and their release becomes the subject of heated debate. Freed ...
Style: touching, emotional, uplifting, captivating, serious ...
Plot: slavery, rebellion, slave trade, dignity, mutiny, idealism, interracial relations, dishonesty, righting the wronged, freedom, social injustice, humanity ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1830s, 1840s
Place: cuba, usa, africa, spain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.8
 8K
Ironweed (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Albany, New York, Halloween, 1938. Francis Phelan and Helen Archer are bums, back in their birth city. She was a singer on the radio, he a major league pitcher. Death surrounds them: she's sick, a pal has cancer, he digs graves at the cemetery ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, couple relations, alcohol abuse, mental illness, life is a bitch, parents and children, rich and poor, best friends, human nature, buddies, twists & turns, halloween ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Army of Crime (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France
Duration: 139 min.
Story: This gripping historical drama recounts the story of Armenian-born Missak Manouchian, a woodworker and political activist who led an immigrant laborer division of the Parisian Resistance on 30 operations against the Nazis in 1943. The Nazis branded ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, rough, suspenseful, serious
Plot: resistance, assassination, ss, life is a bitch, war, wartime life, hopes, state affairs, political unrest, human spirit, deadly, heroes ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1942, 1940s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Heaven & Earth (1993)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Le Ly lives in a small Vietnamese village whose serenity is shattered when war breaks out. Caught between the Viet Cong and the South Vietnamese army, the village is all but destroyed. After being both brutalized and raped, Le Ly resolves to flee. ...
Style: realistic, bleak, psychological, serious, emotional ...
Plot: vietnam war, village, interracial relations, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, opposites attract, crumbling marriage, survival, pregnancy, war crime, father daughter relationship, dog ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
To Kill a Priest (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A young priest speaks out against the Communist regime in Poland and is killed for it.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: priest, secret police, clergy, human spirit, state affairs, against the odds, politics, working class, injustice, legal action, life is a bitch, political activist ...
Time: 80s
Place: poland, holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.6
 283K
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 ⇓
25%
St. Michael Had a Rooster (1972)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sentenced to life imprisonment for illegal activities, Italian International member Giulio Manieri holds on to his political ideals while struggling against madness in the loneliness of his prison cell.
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, gloomy
Plot: revolution, politics, self discovery, introspection, prison life, society, moral dilemma, solitary, political unrest, human spirit, haunted by the past, rebellion ...
Time: 19th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
King of Kings (1961)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 168 min.
Story: Who is Jesus, and why does he impact all he meets? He is respected and reviled, emulated and accused, beloved, betrayed, and finally crucified. Yet that terrible fate would not be the end of the story.
Style: epic, biblical, captivating, sincere, serious ...
Plot: redemption, betrayal, society, soldier, corrupted ruler, state affairs, unfulfillment, heroic mission, life is a bitch, miraculous event, hopes, politics ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history
Place: middle east, holy land, dungeon, jerusalem, egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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, 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%
 7.8
 477
Peter and Paul (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 198 min.
Story: Peter and Paul assume leadership of the Church as they struggle against violent opposition to the teachings of Christ and their own personal conflicts.
Style: epic, realistic, serious, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: society, religions or cults, ambition, anti heroes, life is a bitch, against the odds, leadership, dishonesty, heroes, obsessive quest, clergy, injustice ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: middle east, holy land, rome italy, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.0
 8K
The Round Up (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, Germany, Hungary
Duration: 115 min.
Story: 1942. Joseph is eleven. And this June morning, he must go to school, a yellow star sown on his chest. He receives the support of a goods dealer. The mockery of a baker. Between kindness and contempt, Jo, his Jewish friends, their families, learn of ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, nazism, confined, against humanity, genocide, corrupt officer, society, occupation, corrupt law enforcer, war, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1942
Place: europe, france, paris france, vichy, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.4
 3K
Left Luggage (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK, Belgium, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: While escaping from Nazis during the WWII, a Jewish man dug suitcases full of things dear to his heart in the ground two. The war deprived him of his family, and afterwards he endlessly turns over the soil of Antwerp to find the suitcases, which ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: jewish, nanny, coming of age, family relations, parents and children, haunted by the past, youth, society, mentally challenged, family life, religions or cults, eviction ...
Time: 20th century
Place: antwerp, belgium, europe, israel, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.6
 13K
Europa Europa (1990)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, France, Poland
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Jewish boy separated from his family in the early days of WWII poses as a German orphan and is taken into the heart of the Nazi world as a 'war hero' and eventually becomes a Hitler Youth. Although improbabilities and happenstance are ...
Style: epic, realistic, tense, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: german, holocaust, survival, anti semitism, jewish, hidden identity, homosexual, concentration camp, ghetto, communism, roommate, nazism ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 30s, 1940s
Place: latvia, germany, poland, europe, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.1
 14K
Katyn (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An examination of the Soviet slaughter of thousands of Polish officers and citizens in the Katyn forest in 1940.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, disturbing, tragic ending ...
Plot: massacre, war crime, nazism, russian, german, war, survival, against humanity, political unrest, pow, polish, captivity ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1940
Place: poland, russia, europe, germany, east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Freedomfighters (1996)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Spain, Italy, Belgium
Duration: 125 min.
Story: At the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, the nun Maria is forced to flee her convent. She takes refuge in a brothel, until it is liberated by a woman's anarchist group. Maria joins the group and eventually goes to the front. The women's ...
Style: emotional, serious, epic, realistic
Plot: military, war, feminism, revolution, rebellion, clergy, fascism, idealism, politics, prostitute, rebelliousness, society ...
Time: 30s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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