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The Return of Martin Guerre (1982)
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The Return of Martin Guerre (1982)
Original name: Le Retour de Martin Guerre
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: During the medieval times, Martin Guerre returns to his hometown in the middle of France, after being away in the war since he was a child. Nobody recognise him, and the people who knew him suspect he is not Martin, but he knows all about his family and friends, even the most unusual things. Is this man really Martin Guerre?
Style: serious, captivating, atmospheric, realistic, sentimental, psychological, dramatic, talky, romantic, cerebral ...
Plot: village, homecoming, courtroom drama, switching roles, romance, mistaken identity, wife husband relationship, secret identity, dual identity, new identity, dishonesty, mysterious character, uncover truth, couple relations, haunted by the past, physical appearance, village life, love and romance, society, couples, social relations, disorder, disagreement, presumed dead, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, middle ages
Place: france, europe

Most similar movies to The Return of Martin Guerre

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, talky and breathtaking films with plots about mentor, betrayal, dialogue, catastrophe, runaway, beautiful scenery and culture clash mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like The Return of Martin Guerre: Sommersby (1993), Colonel Chabert (1994), Camille Claudel (1988), Queen Margot (1994), The Advocate (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Sommersby (1993)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Set in the south of the United States just after the Civil War, Laurel Sommersby is just managing to work the farm without her husband Jack, believed killed in the Civil War. By all accounts, Jack Sommersby was not a pleasant man, thus when he ...
Style: clever, talky, serious, touching, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: village life, village, death penalty, romance, mistaken identity, war, switching roles, violence, false identity, amnesia, war veteran, death sentence ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
Place: tennessee, usa, southern usa, new jersey, france
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100%
Colonel Chabert (1994)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Colonel Chabert has been severely wounded in the French-Russian Napoleonic war to the point that the medical examiner has signed his death certificate. When he regains his health and memory, he goes back to Paris, where his "widow", Anne ...
Style: clever, bleak, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, soldier, couple relations, war, haunted by the past, romance, wartime life, battles, military, couples, innocence lost, infidelity ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 1800s, 18th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, tokyo, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Camille Claudel (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 158 min.
Story: The life of Camille Claudel, a french scupltor who becomes the apprentice of Auguste Rodin and later his lover. Her passion for her art and Rodin drive her further away from reason and rationality.
Style: emotional, serious, atmospheric, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: obsession, mental illness, sculptor, romance, fall in love, couple relations, destructive relationship, artists and showbiz, love and romance, couples, actor's life, art ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.5
 15K
Queen Margot (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 159 min.
Story: The night of August 24, 1572, is known as the Massacre of St. Bartholomew. In France a religious war is raging. In order to impose peace a forced wedding is arranged between Margot de Valois, sister of the immature Catholic King Charles IX, and the ...
Style: epic, bleak, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: politics, royal family, forbidden love, intrigue, political intrigue, romance, tragic hero, incest, murder, marriage of convenience, couple relations, infidelity ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, renaissance
Place: france, europe, paris france, spain, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Advocate (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: France, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Bizarre black comedy about 15th-century Paris lawyer Richard Courtois (Firth) who decides to ply his trade in the country, only to find things stranger than he can imagine. His first case turns out to be defending a pig that's accused of ...
Style: clever, witty, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, crime, courtroom drama, legal action, investigation, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, legal, society, couples, disorder ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages, 18th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.6
 5K
Danton (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Poland
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. ...
Style: talky, epic, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: idealism, revolution, politics, intrigue, french revolution, political unrest, death row, war, leadership, rebelliousness, anti semitism, holocaust ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1780s, 1930s
Place: france, poland, europe, paris france, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Woman Next Door (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Madame Jouve, the narrator, tells the tragedy of Bernard and Mathilde. Bernard was living happily with his wife Arlette and his son Thomas. One day, a couple, Philippe and Mathilde Bauchard, moves into the next house. This is the accidental reunion ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, extramarital affair, neighbor, tragic love, romance, destructive relationship, infidelity, wife, love triangle, dishonesty, love and romance, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 19th century, 1920s
Place: france, tokyo, middle east, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Cyrano de Bergerac (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Embarrassed by his large nose, a romantic poet/soldier romances his cousin by proxy.
Style: witty, talky, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: poet, love triangle, fencing, nose, friendship, romance, duel, unfulfilled love, inferiority complex, new love, physical appearance, love and romance ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Jefferson in Paris (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
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 ...
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, dramatic, cerebral ...
Plot: slavery, ambassador, friendship, couple relations, romance, politics, revolution, infidelity, president, interracial relations, social differences, political unrest ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 19th century
Place: france, versailles, europe, paris france, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Jean de Florette (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, France, Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In a rural French village, an old man and his only remaining relative cast their covetous eyes on an adjoining vacant property. They need its spring water for growing their flowers, and are dismayed to hear that the man who has inherited it is ...
Style: atmospheric, gloomy, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: provence, avarice, farm, countryside, village life, human nature, cons and scams, village, neighbor, dishonesty, down on your luck, crimes ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, 19th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.6
 7K
Vatel (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK, Belgium
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 1671, with war brewing with Holland, a penniless prince invites Louis XIV to three days of festivities at a chateau in Chantilly. The prince wants a commission as a general, so the extravagances are to impress the king. In charge of all is the ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating, baroque ...
Plot: cook, prince, master and servant, forbidden love, fall in love, romance, love and romance, tragic love, political intrigue, cooking and food, unfulfillment, power relations ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, europe, netherlands, versailles, holland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.4
 11K
The Last Metro (1980)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In occupied Paris, an actress married to a Jewish theater owner must keep him hidden from the Nazis while doing both of their jobs.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: theater, infidelity, occupation, moral dilemma, romance, couple relations, hiding place, theatre play, theatre milieu, theatre group, love triangle, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1942
Place: france, europe, paris france, germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
A Man and a Woman (1966)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A man and a woman meet by accident on a Sunday evening at their childrens' boarding school. Slowly, they reveal themselves to each other, finding that each is a widow.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, couple relations, widower, widow, fall in love, school, train, love and romance, couples, looking for love, love affair, love ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.2
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Lady Jane (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 136 min.
Story: The death of King Henry VIII throws his kingdom into chaos because of succession disputes. His weak son Edward, is on his deathbed. Anxious to keep England true to the Reformation, a scheming minister John Dudley marries off his son, Guildford to ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, political intrigue, head of state, betrayal, politics, tragic hero, tuberculosis, rise and fall, political unrest, royal family, ambition, state affairs ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 18th century, 19th century, 1930s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
All the Mornings of the World (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: It's late 17th century. The viola da gamba player Monsieur de Sainte Colombe comes home to find that his wife died while he was away. In his grief he builds a small house in his garden into wich he moves to dedicate his life to music and his ...
Style: emotional, serious, stylized, realistic, touching ...
Plot: orchestra, violin, music, musician's life, romance, teachers and students, artists and showbiz, love and romance, youth, forbidden love, power relations, rise to the top ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, europe, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.6
 3K
Happiness (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Though married to the good-natured, beautiful Thérèse, young husband and father François finds himself falling unquestioningly into an affair with an attractive postal worker.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, sentimental ...
Plot: romance, crumbling marriage, couple relations, infidelity, love affair, new wave, love triangle, love and romance, couples, fall in love, dishonesty, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, france, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.9
 10K
Silk (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, France, Italy, UK, Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the best-selling novel by Alessandro Baricco, this visually stunning film tells the story of a French trader who finds unexpected love far away from home.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: terminal illness, romance, fall in love, love and romance, village, couples, social relations, couple relations, infidelity, village life, dishonesty, forbidden love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1860s, 1870s
Place: japan, france, asia, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Henry VIII of England discards one wife, Katharine of Aragon, who has failed to produce a male heir, in favor of the young and beautiful Anne Boleyn.
Style: talky, serious, captivating, realistic, touching ...
Plot: king, infidelity, betrayal, ambition, frame up, tragic hero, romance, british history, politics, blind ambition, intrigue, rise to the top ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 1500s, 1930s, 18th century ...
Place: england, europe, london, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Manon of the Spring (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, Italy, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In this, the sequel to Jean de Florette, Manon (Beart) has grown into a beautiful young shepherdess living in the idyllic Provencal countryside. She plots vengeance on the men whose greedy conspiracy to acquire her father's land caused his ...
Style: gloomy, serious, twists and turns, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: revenge, uncover truth, provence, haunted by the past, vengeance, village, countryside, romance, couple relations, village life, love and romance, rivalry ...
Time: 20s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Charlton Heston stars as Renaissance artist Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564), who begrudgingly paints the Sistine Chapel for imperious Pope Julius II in this epic adaptation of Irvine Stone's novel ...
Style: epic, serious, sincere, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: pope, infidelity, clergy, battle zone, politics, tragic hero, human spirit, tragic love, ambition, artist, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1960s, 1500s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Alice and Martin (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 124 min.
Story: At the age of 20, Martin leaves his home town and comes to Paris, where he fortunately becomes a model by chance. He meets Alice, his brother's friend, and falls in love with her. They start a passionate relationship, although Martin remains ...
Style: serious, gloomy, psychological, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: male model, romance, couple relations, parents and children, fall in love, love and romance, couples, gays and lesbians, on the run, haunted by the past, pregnancy, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Spain, USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: 1492: Conquest of Paradise depicts Christopher Columbus’ discovery of The New World and his effect on the indigenous people.
Style: epic, serious, atmospheric, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventurer, adventure, tribe, culture clash, tragic hero, indigenous, obsessive quest, rebellion, rebelliousness, royal family, battles, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century, renaissance, 1500s
Place: spain, europe, caribbean, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Balzac: A Passionate Life (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 180 min.
Story: He burned with ambition. He lusted for life. He lived for passion. This is the sprawling saga of Honoré de Balzac (Gérard Depardieu), a man who created a great literary oeuvre from the dramas and adventures of his own life - a life that he shaped ...
Style: clever, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: romance, fall in love, master and servant, writer's life, innocence lost, couple relations, infidelity, love affair, love triangle, haunted by the past, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 19th century
Place: switzerland, europe, france, black sea, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.3
 529
Dumas (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Alexandre Dumas, at the height of his career, takes Auguste Maquet, his chief literary collaborator or 'ghost writer' ten years his junior, to meet a young unknown admirer, Charlotte Desrives. The two men are at the summit of their ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: mistaken identity, hidden identity, writer's life, intrigue, love affair, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, love and romance, partners, buddies, rivalry, disorder ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: france, europe, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Princess Caraboo (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Bristol, England, early 19th century. A beautiful young stranger who speaks a weird language is tried for the crime of begging. But when a man claims that he can translate her dialect, it is understood that the woman is a princess from a far away ...
Style: atmospheric, semi serious, humorous, romantic, fairy tale ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: cinderella story, village, romance, hidden identity, master and servant, opposites attract, rich and poor, island, social differences, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, serious, realistic, gloomy, bleak ...
Plot: murder, island, redemption, prison, execution, fisherman, death row, tragic love, love, death sentence, human nature, romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1950s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.1
 864
La séparation (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In Paris, Pierre and Anne have been living together for a couple of years and they have the eighteen months son Loulou, who stays with the nanny Laurence during the day while they work. Their best friends are the couple Victor and Claire, who also ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: unsupportive spouse, infidelity, crumbling marriage, dysfunctional family, romance, couple relations, destructive relationship, betrayal, love affair, tragic love, family gatherings, lovers reunited ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: serious, atmospheric, epic, realistic, clever ...
Plot: redemption, priest, french revolution, bishop, atrocity, mayor, ex convict, thief, robbery, haunted by the past, prisoner, falsely accused ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
A Man for All Seasons (1966)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Man for All Seasons is the filmed version of the life of Thomas More. An English man comes to Sir Thomas More to ask if he can divorce his wife since King Henry VIII has made it illegal. Sir Thomas More stands up in opposition to the King even ...
Style: talky, serious, realistic, captivating, earnest ...
Plot: idealism, oath, betrayal, ambition, treason, execution, blind ambition, pope, death penalty, royal court, intrigue, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: england, europe, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
This Sweet Sickness (1977)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: French filmmaker Claude Miller's This Sweet Sickness is based on a suspense novel by Patricia Highsmith, of Strangers on a Train fame. In the original, the murder-protagonist was a psychotic, pure and simple (if such words are appropriate ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: insanity, obsession, destructive relationship, jealousy, castle, renovation, love of one's life, misfit, unlikely criminals, romance, unfulfilled love, psychopath ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%