Movies like Les Mis?rables

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Les Mis?rables (2012)
 7.6
 289K
Les Mis?rables (2012)
Original name: Les Misérables
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, captivating, suspense, emotional, epic, serious, heartbreaking, sentimental, dramatic, lyrical ...
Plot: redemption, prostitute, rebellion, mayor, convict, revolution, haunted by the past, orphan, family relations, love and romance, ex convict, escapades, father daughter relationship, student, army, brothel, french revolution, robbery, corpse, arrest, wedding, falling in love, barricade, parole, french ...
Time: 19th century, 1930s
Place: france, paris france, europe, london

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and dramatic films with plots about betrayal, destiny, culture clash, mentor, storytelling, catastrophe and dialogue mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like Les Mis?rables: Les Misérables (1998), Oliver! (1968), Les Miserables (1978), Les Misérables (2000), Evita (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: emotional, sincere, touching, bleak, sentimental ...
Plot: redemption, ex convict, going straight, hopes, rise to the top, thief, mayor, robbery, french revolution, prisoner, freedom, happy ending ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 32K
Oliver! (1968)
Genre: Drama, Family, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist, a classic tale of an orphan who runs away from the workhouse and joins up with a group of boys headed by the Artful Dodger and trained to be pickpockets by master thief Fagin.
Style: sentimental, realistic, captivating, uplifting, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: orphan, child abuse, street kid, orphanage, thief, theft, dog, kids in trouble, pickpocket, life is a bitch, down on your luck, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, 1830s, victorian era
Place: london, england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: serious, tense, captivating, stylized, touching ...
Plot: tragic love, redemption, french revolution, bishop, dehumanization, revolution, haunted by the past, dishonesty, going straight, chief, on the run, false accusation ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Les Misérables (2000)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Italy, Spain, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
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 ...
Style: touching, serious, epic, suspense, emotional ...
Plot: injustice, mayor, thief, on the run, redemption, haunted by the past, ex convict, theft, bishop, suicide, prostitute, nun ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 18th century
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.3
 32K
Evita (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The hit musical based on the life of Evita Duarte, a B-movie Argentinian actress who eventually became the wife of Argentinian president and dictator Juan Perón, and the most beloved and hated woman in Argentina.
Style: serious, sentimental, captivating, realistic, lyrical ...
Plot: political unrest, rise to power, cinderella story, hopes, leadership, folk hero, state affairs, rise to the top, human spirit, love and romance, ambition, charity ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1950s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: argentina, latin america, spain, buenos aires argentina, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Great Expectations (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Miss Havisham, a wealthy spinster who wears an old wedding dress and lives in the dilapidated Satis House, asks Pip's "Uncle Pumblechook" (who is actually Joe's uncle) to find a boy to play with her adopted daughter Estella. Pip ...
Style: emotional, captivating, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: orphan, generosity, love and romance, redemption, social differences, haunted by the past, hopes, unfulfilled love, rise to the top, benefactor, coming of age, destiny ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Deformed since birth, a bitter man known only as the Phantom lives in the sewers underneath the Paris Opera House. He falls in love with the obscure chorus singer Christine, and privately tutors her while terrorizing the rest of the opera house and ...
Style: gothic, captivating, gloomy, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: obsession, opera, singer, disfigurement, musician's life, fall in love, dancing, love and romance, dangerous attraction, prodigy, disguise, tragic hero ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1910s, victorian era, 1870s ...
Place: dungeon, france, europe, paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 254K
Moulin Rouge! (2001)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A celebration of love and creative inspiration takes place in the infamous, gaudy and glamorous Parisian nightclub, at the cusp of the 20th century. A young poet, who is plunged into the heady world of Moulin Rouge, begins a passionate affair with ...
Style: sexy, sentimental, atmospheric, colourful, stylized ...
Audience: date night
Plot: tragic love, terminal illness, cabaret, jealousy, showbiz, seduction, performer's life, nightclub, postmodernism, love story, french, bohemian life ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, turn of the century, 1900s
Place: paris france, europe, india, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Water Diviner (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1919, Australian farmer Joshua Connor travels to Turkey to discover the fate of his three sons, reported missing in action. Holding on to hope, Joshua must travel across the war-torn landscape to find the truth and his own peace.
Style: emotional, touching, captivating, compassionate, suspense ...
Plot: missing person, missing son, parents and children, redemption, death of son, husband wife relationship, promise, father son relationship, loss of son, world war one, family drama, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1919, year 1915
Place: australia, turkey, ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Razor's Edge (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: He had everything and wanted nothing. He learned that he had nothing and wanted everything. He saved the world and then it shattered. The path to enlightenment is as sharp and narrow as a razor's edge.
Style: touching, thought provoking, tense, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: murder, soldier, enlightenment, redemption, friendship, love and romance, hopes, haunted by the past, couples, self discovery, obsessive quest, introspection ...
Time: 1930s
Place: india, asia, himalaya, europe, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Moll Flanders (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The daughter of a thief, young Moll is placed in the care of a nunnery after the execution of her mother. However, the actions of an abusive priest lead Moll to rebel as a teenager, escaping to the dangerous streets of London. Further misfortunes ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, death of husband, shipwreck, evil priest, mother daughter reunion, rich and poor, hopes, romance, teenage life, master and servant, intrigue, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 18th century, 1700s
Place: england, london, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Flowers of War (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 146 min.
Story: A Westerner finds refuge with a group of women in a church during Japan's rape of Nanking in 1937. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety.
Style: emotional, serious, based on true events, brutal, touching ...
Plot: prostitute, atrocity, rape, life is a bitch, student, war crime, priest, war, forced prostitution, self sacrifice, death, massacre ...
Time: year 1937, 30s, 20th century
Place: china, asia, japan, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.2
 4K
Firelight (1997)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Firelight is a period romance/drama film written and directed by William Nicholson. It was Nicholson's first, and to date only, film as director.
Style: touching, serious, uplifting, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love affair, governess, love and romance, reunion, couples, family relations, parents and children, couple relations, fall in love, hopes, estate, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, victorian england, victorian era, 1830s ...
Place: england, europe, san francisco, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Four Feathers (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The story, set in 1875, follows a British officer (Heath Ledger) who resigns his post when he learns of his regiment's plan to ship out to the Sudan for the conflict with the Mahdi. His friends and fiancée send him four white feathers which ...
Style: epic, serious, atmospheric, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: military, soldier, imperialism, desert, redemption, colonialism, islam, slavery, starvation, massacre, rescue, siege ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1890s, victorian era, 1880s
Place: england, sudan, africa, europe, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Anna and the King (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The story of the romance between the King of Siam (now Thailand) and the widowed British school teacher Anna Leonowens during the 1860s. Anna teaches the children and becomes romanced by the King. She convinces him that a man can be loved by just ...
Style: serious, romantic, captivating, stylized, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: royal family, love and romance, fall in love, social differences, interracial relations, opposites attract, culture clash, forbidden love, politics, royal court, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: thailand, asia, burma, southeast asia, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, sincere, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, redemption, prison, island, death sentence, tragic love, death row, fisherman, execution, romance, love, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1950s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: serious, sentimental, harsh, talky, disturbing ...
Plot: betrayal, haunted by the past, homecoming, military, romance, war, wartime life, life is a bitch, infidelity, dishonesty, missing person, honor ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1810s, 18th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, tokyo, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, jewish, lawyer, resistance, political unrest, against the odds, occupation, injustice, nun, boxer, rich and poor, destiny ...
Place: paris france, normandy, france, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 8.0
 65K
Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, Italy, UK, Liechtenstein
Duration: 197 min.
Story: Doctor Zhivago is the filmed adapation of the Russian novel by Boris Pasternak from director David Lean that was an international success and today deemed a classic. Omar Sharif and Julie Christie play two protagonists who in fact love each other ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, realistic, serious, epic ...
Plot: russian revolution, love triangle, nurse, suicide attempt, infidelity, communism, deportation, war, revolution, betrayal, russian, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 1910s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
 9K
Jane Eyre (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Jane Eyre is an orphan cast out as a young girl by her aunt, Mrs. Reed, and sent to be raised in a harsh charity school for girls. There she learns to be come a teacher and eventually seeks employment outside the school. Her advertisement is ...
Style: realistic, romantic, melancholic, emotional, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: couple relations, orphan, romance, love triangle, fall in love, power relations, love and romance, parents and children, rich and poor, love affair, family relations, haunted by the past ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.0
 861
For the Moment (1993)
Genre: Romance, War, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This Canadian film presents and old-fashioned war time romance. It is set during 1942 in Manitoba and traces the doomed affair between a young farmer's wife (Christianne Hirt) whose husband is fighting abroad and a dashing Australian pilot ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, dramatic, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, war, romance, betrayal, wartime life, destructive relationship, fall in love, love and romance, self discovery, basic training, dishonesty, love triangle ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: canada, australia, palestine, israel, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Wuthering Heights (1992)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Young orphan Heathcliff is adopted by the wealthy Earnshaw family and moves into their estate, Wuthering Heights. Soon, the new resident falls for his compassionate foster sister, Cathy. The two share a remarkable bond that seems unbreakable until ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, melancholic, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, social differences, love triangle, revenge, orphan, adoption, haunted by the past, obsession, betrayal, destructive relationship, opposites attract ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The White Countess (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, Germany, China, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The last movie from the team of Ismail Merchant, James Ivory, and Kazuo Ishiguro. Set in 1930s Shanghai, "The White Countess" is both Sofia (Natasha Richardson), a fallen member of the Russian aristocracy, and a nightclub created by a ...
Style: atmospheric, romantic, sentimental, emotional, touching ...
Plot: friendship, couples, fall in love, unlikely couple, couple relations, love and romance, romance, politics, intrigue, russian, countess, blindness ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s, pre world war two, year 1937
Place: china, asia, macau, shanghai china, shanghai ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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War and Peace (1966)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 401 min.
Story: Seven-hour epic based on the eponymous book by Leo Tolstoy. Two main story-lines are complex and intertwined. One is the love story of young Countess Natasha Rostova and Count Pierre Bezukhov, who is unhappy in his marriage. Another is the ...
Style: epic, serious, realistic, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: redemption, betrayal, tragic love, true love, ballet, love triangle, emperor, couples, battles, hopes, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.3
 1K
Mayerling (1968)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria (Omar Sharif) clashes with his father, Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria (James Mason), over implementing progressive policies for their country. Ava Gardner plays his mother Empress Elisabeth. Rudolf soon feels he is ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: tragic love, forbidden love, infidelity, politics, revolution, royal family, romance, fall in love, state affairs, hopes, society, rebelliousness ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: austria, england, italy, venice, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.7
 77K
Malcolm X (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 202 min.
Story: A tribute to the controversial black activist and leader of the struggle for black liberation. He hit bottom during his imprisonment in the '50s, he became a Black Muslim and then a leader in the Nation of Islam. His assassination in 1965 left ...
Style: epic, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, emotional ...
Plot: civil rights, racism, police brutality, politics, civil rights movement, tragic event, racial slur, african american, self discovery, police, islam, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 40s, 50s, 1920s ...
Place: usa, new york, harlem, africa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Battle of the Brave (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Canada, UK, France
Duration: 143 min.
Story: In the mid-18th Century, as England and France battle over control of Canada, an epic romance between a peasant woman and a trapper unfurls
Style: serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: soldier, church, betrayal, rebelliousness, rebellion, injustice, battles, legal, clergy, love and romance, life is a bitch, supernatural ability ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: england, canada, france, europe, montreal quebec ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: realistic, serious, emotional, touching
Plot: revolution, friendship, french revolution, unfulfilled love, state affairs, couple relations, fall in love, destructive relationship, unfulfillment, love and romance, heroic mission, heroes ...
Time: 18th century
Place: europe, london, england, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.4
 6K
The Claim (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: UK, France, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A prospector sells his wife and daughter to another gold miner for the rights to a gold mine. Twenty years later, the prospector is a wealthy man who owns much of the old west town named Kingdom Come. But changes are brewing and his past is coming ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, captivating, realistic, intense ...
Plot: haunted by the past, old west, couple relations, couples, parents and children, redemption, ex husband ex wife relationship, prostitute, father daughter relationship, betrayal, character study, small town ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, california, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.1
 9K
Indochine (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The story starts in the 1930s at one of the largest rubber-tree plantations in Indochine (Vietnam). This plantation is owned by the French colonist Eliane, a proud woman who lives with her father and her native adoptive daughter Camille. She ...
Style: serious, epic, sentimental, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: fall in love, naval officer, adoption, communism, navy, arranged marriage, cabaret, love triangle, communist, interracial relations, love and romance, police corruption ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 1930s, 50s, 20th century ...
Place: vietnam, asia, france, europe, saigon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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