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That Night in Varennes (1982)
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That Night in Varennes (1982)
Original name: La Nuit de Varennes
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 150 min.
Story: In June of 1791, a group of passengers in a stagecoach find themselves caught up in the events of the French Revolution, when they find themselves in the city of Varennes when revolutionists arrest the fleeing King Louis.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: french revolution, royal family, revolution, womanizer, aristocracy, escape attempt, stagecoach, adventure, heroes, politics, captivity, rebellion, on the run, fugitives, intrigue, society, couples, dishonesty, political unrest, rebelliousness, state affairs, daring rescue, king of france, road trip, prostitute ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: paris france, france, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and stylized films with plots about state affairs, society, revolution, politics, rebellion, dishonesty and political unrest mostly in Drama, History and Romance genres. Some movies like That Night in Varennes: The French Revolution (1989), One Nation, One King (2018), Les Miserables (1978), The Supper (1992), Danton (1983). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The French Revolution (1989)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: France, Italy, West Germany, Canada, UK
Duration: 335 min.
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Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1780s
Place: europe, france, versailles, paris france
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One Nation, One King (2018)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Un peuple et son roi crosses the destinies of the men and women of the population, and those of historical figures. Their meeting place is the newly founded National Assembly. At the heart of the story lie the fate of the king and the birth of the ...
Style: realistic, factual, tense, captivating
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Time: 18th century
Place: paris france, france, versailles
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Les Miserables (1978)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Jean Valjean, convicted of stealing bread, is hounded for decades by the relentless and cruel policeman Javert.
Style: touching, stylized, realistic, serious, captivating ...
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Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: paris france, europe, france
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The Supper (1992)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: France, 1815. After his defeat at Waterloo, Napoleon heads for exile. Royalists occupy Paris and attempt to restore the monarchy. However, the battle doesn't seem to be over. On July 6, Talleyrand, a shrewd politician of flexible convictions, ...
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, clever, thought provoking ...
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Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1810s
Place: paris france, france
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Duration: 136 min.
Story: Danton and Robespierre were close friends and fought together in the French Revolution, but by 1793 Robespierre was France's ruler, determined to wipe out opposition with a series of mass executions that became known as the Reign of Terror. ...
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Country: USA, France
Duration: 139 min.
Story: His wife having recently died, Thomas Jefferson accepts the post of United States ambassador to pre-revolutionary France, though he finds it difficult to adjust to life in a country where the aristocracy subjugates an increasingly restless ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
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The Viceroys (2007)
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Duration: 120 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 115 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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