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The Scarlet Pimpernel (1982)
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The Scarlet Pimpernel (1982)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 142 min.
Story: During the French Revolution, a mysterious English nobleman known only as The Scarlet Pimpernel (a humble wayside flower), snatches French aristos from the jaws of the guillotine, while posing as the foppish Sir Percy Blakeney in society. Percy falls for and marries the beautiful actress Marguerite St. Just, but she is involved with Chauvelin and Robespierre, and Percy's marriage to her may endanger the Pimpernel's plans to save the little Dauphin
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: french revolution, revolution, heroes, romance, rebellion, adventurer, intrigue, heroic mission, dishonesty, political unrest, escapades, secret identity, idealism, rivalry, hidden identity, undercover, daring rescue, adventure, fighting the system, dancing, spy, wedding, island, yacht, aristocrat ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: france, europe, paris france, england

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, exciting and suspenseful films with plots about rivalry, heroes, state affairs, escapades, adventure, dishonesty and betrayal mostly in Drama, Romance and Action genres. Some movies like The Scarlet Pimpernel: Les Miserables (1978), The French Revolution (1989), St. Ives (1998), The Rebel (2007), That Night in Varennes (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Scarlet Pimpernel (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 540 min.
TV show
Story: A series of television drama programmes loosely based on Baroness Emmuska Orczy's series of novels, set in 1793 during the French Revolution. It stars Richard E. Grant as the hero, Sir Percy Blakeney, and his eponymous alter ego. The first ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: french revolution, hanging, revolution, hidden identity, heroes, adventurer, secret identity, love and romance, romance, intrigue, escapades, daring rescue ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: france, england
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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, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Plot: french revolution, redemption, tragic love, on the run, rise to the top, life is a bitch, fugitives, crimes, hidden identity, love and romance, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: paris france, europe, france
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The French Revolution (1989)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: France, Italy, West Germany, Canada, UK
Duration: 335 min.
Story: A history of the French Revolution from the decision of the king to convene the Etats-Generaux in 1789 in order to deal with France's debt problem. The first part of the movie tells the story from 1789 until August 10, 1792 (when the King Louis ...
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: french revolution, revolution, militant, rebellion, downfall, fight for supremacy, injustice, against the odds, royal family, rebelliousness, political unrest, death row ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1780s
Place: europe, france, versailles, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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St. Ives (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Ireland, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1813, Capitaine Jacques St. Ives, a Hussar in the Napoleonic wars, is captured and sent to a Scottish prison camp. He's a swashbuckler, so the prison's commander, Major Farquar Bolingbroke Chevening, asks for lessons in communicating ...
Style: exciting, captivating, stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: prison, adventure, adventurer, fall in love, haunted by the past, soldier, escapades, captivity, military, battles, long lost brother, escape ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1810s, 1800s
Place: scotland, europe, britain, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Rebel (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: Vietnam
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 1920s. Vietnam under colonial French ruling. Anti-French rebellions emerge all over the country to disrupt the foreign occupiers. In respond, the colonialist employed units of Vietnamese agents to track and destroy these rebels. The film follows the ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, touching
Plot: martial arts, rebellion, vengeance, social decay, track down, secret agents, fighting the system, undercover, genocide, political unrest, working undercover, political intrigue ...
Time: 20s, 1920s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
That Night in Varennes (1982)
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, womanizer, revolution, aristocracy, escape attempt, stagecoach, on the run, heroes, dishonesty, rebellion, adventure ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Kidnapped (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Scottish orphan David Balfour (Lawrence Douglas) is betrayed by his wicked uncle Ebeneezer (Donald Pleasance), who arranges for David to be kidnapped and sold into slavery so that Unk can claim his inheritance. The boy is rescued and befriended by ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: ship, kidnapping, intrigue, betrayal, rescue, escapades, adventure, orphan, danger, adventurer, failed attempt, vengeance ...
Time: 18th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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A Tale of Two Cities (1980)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Dissolute barrister Sydney Carton becomes enchanted and then hopelessly in love with the beautiful Lucie Manette. But Lucie loves and marries Charles Darnay, and remains oblivious to Carton's undimmed devotion to her. When Darnay is ensnared in ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Valmont (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Set in Baroque France, a scheming widow and her lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman. The lover, Valmont, bets that he can seduce her, even though she is an honorable woman. If he wins, he can have his lover to do as ...
Style: stylized, clever, baroque, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Swashbuckler (1971)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Romania
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Nicolas Philibert goes to America after killing a French aristocrat. On his return he tries to divorce his wife, Charlotte, but when he sees others trying to woo her his own interest is rekindled.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: divorce, french revolution, love and romance, opposites attract, lovers reunited, couples, couple relations, adventure, state affairs, revolution, brother sister relationship, romantic rivalry ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: france, brittany, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Paper Will Be Blue (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
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Time: 80s, year 1989
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Damn the Defiant! (1962)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA, UK
Duration: 119 min.
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Style: tense, sexual, sexy, clever, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
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Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Horatio Hornblower: The Wrong War (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Fatal Encounter (2014)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Lady and the Highwayman (1988)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Bounty (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA, New Zealand
Duration: 132 min.
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Style: suspenseful, captivating, serious, factual, intense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Mercenaries (2011)
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Duration: 97 min.
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Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Return of the Musketeers (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, France, Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: It's 1649: Mazarin hires the impoverished D'Artagnan to find the other musketeers: Cromwell has overthrown the English king, so Mazarin fears revolt, particularly from the popular Beaufort. Porthos, bored with riches and wanting a title, ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, cult film, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%