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The Prisoner of If Castle (1988)
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The Prisoner of If Castle (1988)
Original name: Узник замка Иф
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union, France
Duration: 236 min.
TV show
Story: A Russian version of the classic Alexandre Dumas novel. Edmond Dantes is falsely accused by those jealous of his good fortune, and is sentenced to spend the rest of his life in the notorious island prison, Chateau d'If. While imprisoned, he meets the Abbe Faria, a fellow prisoner whom everyone believes to be mad. The Abbe tells Edmond of a fantastic treasure hidden away on a tiny island, that only he knows the location of. After many years in prison, the old Abbe dies, and Edmond escapes disguised as the dead body. Now free, Edmond must find the treasure the Abbe told him of, so he can use the new-found wealth to exact revenge on those who have wronged him
Plot: treasure, prison, prison escape, revenge, sailor, jealousy, conspiracy, island prison, false accusation, death of friend, secret identity, canceled wedding
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: paris france, marseille, marseille provence

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and tense films and TV series with plots about prison, adventure, false accusation, sailor, murder, ship and revenge mostly in Drama, Adventure and History genres. Some movies like The Prisoner of If Castle: The Count of Monte Cristo (1998), Les Misérables (2000), The Count of Monte Cristo (2002), Ermak (1996), The Count of Monte-Cristo (1975). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Count of Monte Cristo (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 400 min.
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Story: After nearly 20 years in prison, Edmond Dantes escapes the fortress Chateau d'If. He returns as the Count of Monte Cristo and recognizes that his love Mercedes has married another man. Now, he is only driven by revenge on the people who falsely ...
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Time: 19th century
Place: paris france, europe, france, marseille
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Les Misérables (2000)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Italy, Spain, Germany, USA
Duration: 400 min.
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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 ...
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Time: 19th century, 1830s, 18th century
Place: europe, paris france, france
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The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Ireland, Switzerland
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Edmond Dantés's life and plans to marry the beautiful Mercedes are shattered when his best friend, Fernand, deceives him. After spending 13 miserable years in prison, Dantés escapes with the help of a fellow inmate and plots his revenge, ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, vengeance, treason, false accusation, treasure, adventure, prison, sword fight, french, lone hero, confined, aristocracy ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: france, marseille, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Story of the Count of Monte Cristo (1961)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Edmund Dantes is falsely accused by those jealous of his good fortune, and is sentenced to spend the rest of his life in the notorious island prison, Chateau d'If. While imprisoned, he meets the Abbe Faria, a fellow prisoner whom everyone ...
Plot: treasure, treasure hunt, secret identity, intrigue, dungeon, conspiracy, duel, cave, false accusation, evil man, court, new identity ...
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Ermak (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
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Duration: 124 min.
TV show
Story: The story of Ermak Timofeevich, whose campaign for the Ural mountains served to annex the Siberian lands to the Moscow kingdom, in the second half of the 16th century.
Style: epic
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Time: 16th century
Place: siberia
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The Count of Monte-Cristo (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A TV adaptation of the classic Alexandre Dumas novel. Edmond Dantes is falsely accused by those jealous of his good fortune, and is sentenced to spend the rest of his life in the notorious island prison, Chateau d'If. While imprisoned, he meets ...
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Plot: frame up, false accusation, betrayal, revenge, vengeance, treasure, island, redemption, hidden identity, life is a bitch, dishonesty, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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20%
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