Movies and TV shows like Les Misérables 2000

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Les Misérables (2000)
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Les Misérables (2000)
Original name: Les miserables
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Italy, Spain, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
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 doors; only the saintly Bishop Bienvenu treats him kindly and takes him in. The bishop's truly Christian compassion and humanity not only restores Jean Valjean's faith in the good, but also smoothes his way back to an orderly life. As Monsieur Madeleine, Valjean is soon a wealthy industrialist and popular citizen, even becoming the mayor of a small provincial town.
Style: touching, serious, epic, suspense, emotional, melancholic, gloomy, realistic, sexy, earnest ...
Plot: injustice, thief, on the run, mayor, redemption, haunted by the past, theft, ex convict, prostitute, suicide, rebellion, bishop, nun, justice, period piece, romance, depression, french, prostitution, family relations, tragic love, parents and children, life is a bitch, security guard, hopes ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 18th century
Place: europe, paris france, france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and captivating films and TV series with plots about society, life is a bitch, family relations, hopes, revolution, runaway and parents and children mostly in Drama, History and Romance genres. Some movies like Les Misérables: Les Miserables (1978), Les Mis?rables (2012), The Widow of Saint-Pierre (2000), Roots (1977), Napoleon (2002). 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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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 ⇓
100%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ⇓
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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: touching, sincere, emotional, compassionate, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, redemption, prison, tragic love, island, death row, death sentence, introspection, romance, isolation, destiny, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1950s, 50s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Roots (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 588 min.
TV show
Story: African teen Kunta Kinte, brought to America to be enslaved, and the generations of his family.
Style: uplifting, realistic, thought provoking, touching, emotional ...
Plot: slavery, racism, civil war, american civil war, human spirit, interracial relations, family history, escape attempt, freedom, discrimination, injustice, social problems ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1860s, 1820s, 70s
Place: usa, tennessee, africa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the 16th century in the Cévennes, a horse dealer by the name of Michael Kohlhaas leads a happy and prosperous family life. When a lord treats him unjustly, this pious, upstanding man raises an army and puts the country to fire and sword in order ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, stylized
Plot: injustice, rebellion, folk hero, vengeance, rebelliousness, revolution, righting the wronged, life is a bitch, society, social differences, price of justice, murder ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, europe
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32%
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Napoleon (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany, Italy, Canada, USA, UK, Hungary, Spain, Czech Republic
Duration: 357 min.
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Story: The year is 1816, and NAPOLEON, held prisoner by the British on the island of St. Helena, is telling the young English girl BETSY his life story.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating, epic ...
Plot: napoleon bonaparte, napoleonic wars, rise and fall, napoleon, conquering, battles, ambition, leadership, rise to the top, society, state affairs, politics ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1790s, 1810s, 1800s
Place: france, europe, prussia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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I Am Dina (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Sweden, France, Germany, Denmark
Duration: 125 min.
Story: In Northern Norway during the 1860s, a little girl named Dina accidentally causes her mother's death. Overcome with grief, her father refuses to raise her, leaving her in the care of the household servants. Dina grows up wild and unmanageable, ...
Style: touching, semi serious, sincere, intense, talky ...
Plot: family problems, family relations, contests and competitions, haunted by the past, death in the family, master and servant, parents and children, curses spells and rituals, justice, life philosophy, relationships, self discovery ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Blame it on Fidel (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A 9-year-old girl weathers big changes in her household as her parents become radical political activists in 1970-71 Paris.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: politics, radical, family life, political unrest, family problems, hopes, state affairs, immigrants, journalism, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family relations ...
Time: 70s
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The Book of Negroes (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 265 min.
TV show
Story: Kidnapped in Africa and subsequently enslaved in South Carolina, Aminata must navigate a revolution in New York, isolation in Nova Scotia and treacherous jungles of Sierra Leone, in an attempt to secure her freedom in the 19th century.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, emotional, serious, epic ...
Plot: human spirit, racism, life is a bitch, slavery, hopes, injustice, american revolution, confined, escapades, society, master and servant, black woman ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Heimat 3: A Chronicle of Endings and Beginnings (2004)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 689 min.
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Story: Heimat 3 is the third cycle of Edgar Reitz's monumental Heimat series, which premiered at the 2004 Venice Film Festival. The third Heimat completes the trilogy and brings together particularly the settings of Heimat 1. It follows the new ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Plot: family relations, lovers reunited, idealism, culture clash, unlikely couple, aging, looking for love, couple relations, rebelliousness, parents and children, love and romance, elderly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Wuthering Heights (1992)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: atmospheric, emotional, melancholic, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, captivating, bleak ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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1900 (1976)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 245 min.
Story: Set in Bertolucci's ancestral region of Emilia, the film chronicles the lives of two men during the political turmoils that took place in Italy in the first half on the 20th century.
Style: epic, thought provoking, realistic, serious, captivating ...
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Time: 1900s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Elisa (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: touching, emotional, sincere, gloomy, serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Mamma Roma (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: neorealism, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, friendship, thief, redemption, hopes, youth, family relations, human nature, crimes, starting over, life is a bitch ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 136 min.
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Style: talky, epic, captivating, realistic, serious ...
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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: emotional, sentimental, touching, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: redemption, pursuit, hidden identity, going straight, crimes, life is a bitch, dishonesty, hopes, injustice, uninhibited rivalry, haunted by the past, fugitives ...
Time: 19th century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 186 min.
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Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, stylized ...
Plot: strong female presence, survival, society, political unrest, rebelliousness, rebellion, siege, love and romance, religion, hopes, battles, state affairs ...
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24%
Great Expectations (2011)
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Story: 'Great Expectations' opens with Pip as a boy (played as an young man by newcomer Douglas Booth, 'The Pillars of the Earth') on the marshes near his home, where he encounters the desperate escapee Magwitch (Winstone). Pip is ...
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Audience: girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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The Viceroys (2007)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, Spain, Germany, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: captivating, psychological, atmospheric, epic, saga ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
War and Peace (2007)
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Country: Italy, France, Germany, Russia, Poland
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Sparkhouse (2002)
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TV show
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Style: emotional, touching, serious, melancholic, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Germinal (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, Italy
Duration: 160 min.
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Style: thought provoking, emotional, realistic, sincere, epic ...
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