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Les Mis?rables (2012)
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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, emotional, serious, captivating, suspense, sentimental, epic, harsh, lyrical, heartbreaking ...
Plot: redemption, revolution, prostitute, fall in love, rebellion, convict, mayor, haunted by the past, obsessive quest, french revolution, orphan, family relations, historical character, life is a bitch, hopes, society, rise to the top, love and romance, poverty, ex convict, escapades, character change, father daughter relationship, starvation, tragic hero ...
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 sentimental films with plots about destiny, culture clash, society, storytelling, catastrophe, love and romance and mentor mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like Les Mis?rables: Les Miserables (1978), Oliver! (1968), Les Misérables (1998), Moulin Rouge! (2001), Les Misérables (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: french revolution, tragic love, redemption, on the run, rise to the top, life is a bitch, fugitives, crimes, hidden identity, love and romance, rivalry, society ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: paris france, europe, france
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 7.4
 36K
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, serious, uplifting, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, kids
Plot: orphan, street kid, child abuse, orphanage, child in peril, thief, theft, group of criminals, the underworld, dog, kids in trouble, pickpocket ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1830s
Place: london, england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: sincere, touching, emotional, sentimental, bleak ...
Plot: redemption, ex convict, going straight, hopes, rise to the top, prison escape, mayor, thief, robbery, french revolution, prisoner, freedom ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, victorian era
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.6
 270K
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, lyrical ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: tragic love, cabaret, terminal illness, showbiz, jealousy, love story, seduction, performer's life, nightclub, postmodernism, writers, bohemian life ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, victorian era, 20th century, 1900s ...
Place: paris france, europe, india, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Les Misérables (2000)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Italy, Spain, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
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, on the run, thief, mayor, redemption, haunted by the past, ex convict, theft, suicide, bishop, prostitute, rebellion ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 18th century
Place: europe, paris france, france
⇓ 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, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: generosity, orphan, love and romance, redemption, social differences, hopes, haunted by the past, unfulfilled love, rise to the top, benefactor, coming of age, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 13K
Yentl (1983)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A Jewish girl disguises herself as a boy to enter religious training.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: wedding, gender, love triangle, girl dressed as boy, feminism, catastrophe, destiny, romance, bittersweet, music, switching roles, school ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Across the Universe (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 133 min.
Story: When young dockworker Jude leaves Liverpool to find his estranged father in America, he is swept up by the waves of change that are re-shaping the nation. Jude falls in love with Lucy, a rich but sheltered American girl who joins the growing ...
Style: stylized, surreal, captivating, realistic, lyrical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: anti war, freedom, political unrest, protest, vietnam war, hippie, cultural difference, fan, friendship, music, counterculture, romance ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: new york, liverpool, usa, california, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Les Misérables (2018)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 372 min.
TV show
Story: Television adaptation of Victor Hugo's classic novel which follows Jean Valjean as he evades capture by the unyielding Inspector Javert. Set against a backdrop of post-Napoleonic France as unrest beings to grip the city of Paris once more.
Style: romantic, touching, suspense, emotional
Plot: poverty, rebellion, child abuse, forgiveness, redemption, father daughter relationship, barricade, manhunt, thief, police officer, social problems, corruption ...
Time: 19th century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Razor's Edge (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
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: thought provoking, touching, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: soldier, wedding, murder, enlightenment, redemption, friendship, starting over, haunted by the past, introspection, self discovery, world war one, love and romance ...
Time: 1930s
Place: india, paris france, europe, himalaya, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: world war one, missing person, missing son, family drama, parents and children, redemption, escapades, husband wife relationship, promise, father son relationship, loss of son, death of son ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1915, year 1919
Place: australia, turkey, istanbul turkey, ottoman empire, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
Genre: Drama, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 181 min.
Story: This lavishly produced and critically acclaimed screen adaptation of the international stage sensation tells the life-affirming story of Tevye (Topol), a poor milkman whose love, pride and faith help him face the oppression of turn-of-the-century ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, humorous, feel good ...
Plot: anti semitism, judaism, arranged marriage, housewife, grudge, rabbi, family relations, village life, village, dream, elopement, tavern ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 90s, 1930s
Place: ukraine, europe, russia, poland, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, girls' night
Plot: governess, love affair, family relations, love and romance, reunion, parents and children, fall in love, couples, hopes, estate, couple relations, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, victorian era, 1840s, 1830s
Place: england, europe, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 34K
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: sentimental, serious, captivating, realistic, lyrical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: political unrest, rise to power, ambition, cinderella story, hopes, folk hero, rise to the top, love and romance, state affairs, leadership, charity, human spirit ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s ...
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina, south america, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Horseman on the Roof (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In a time of war and disease, a young officer gallantly tries to help a young woman find her husband.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, scenic, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: cholera, quarantine, arson, exile, horse, noblewoman, romance, adventure, hiding place, couples, political unrest, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 18th century
Place: provence, france, italy, europe, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 1K
Mayerling (1968)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 140 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, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: tragic love, infidelity, forbidden love, revolution, politics, romance, royal family, hopes, society, state affairs, fall in love, rebelliousness ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: austria, england, italy, venice, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
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, serious, sentimental, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: obsession, opera, disfigurement, fall in love, love and romance, singer, dangerous attraction, musician's life, mask, disguise, destructive relationship, tragic hero ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1910s, 1870s ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: captivating, touching, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: prostitute, shipwreck, evil priest, mother daughter reunion, death of husband, romance, intrigue, life is a bitch, clergy, orphan, love and romance, power relations ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 18th century, 1700s
Place: england, london, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, realistic, bleak, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: prostitute, atrocity, world war two, brothel, sino japanese war, rape, suffering, forced prostitution, prostitution, life is a bitch, student, japanese occupation of china ...
Time: 1930s, year 1937, 20th century, 30s
Place: china, asia, japan, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: sentimental, serious, harsh, talky, disturbing ...
Plot: battles, betrayal, haunted by the past, homecoming, war, military, romance, missing person, wartime life, infidelity, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 1800s, 18th century
Place: france, paris france, europe, tokyo, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: romantic, serious, captivating, stylized, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, interracial relations, royal family, culture clash, opposites attract, forbidden love, love and romance, social differences, palace, politics, death sentence, royal court ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
Place: thailand, asia, southeast asia, burma, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.0
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One Day (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A romantic comedy centered on Dexter and Emma, who first meet during their graduation in 1988 and proceed to keep in touch regularly. The film follows what they do on July 15 annually, usually doing something together.
Style: sentimental, romantic, emotional, touching, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, best friends in love, opposites attract, male female friendship, love, friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, couples, social differences, ambition, friends, introspection ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, 80s, contemporary ...
Place: london, paris france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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
Plot: friendship, revolution, french revolution, charles dickens, love triangle, heroic mission, wartime life, destructive relationship, unfulfilled love, fall in love, couple relations, infidelity ...
Time: 18th century
Place: paris france, london, england, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Princess Kaiulani (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Lush scenery and gorgeous photography highlight this bio of Princess Ka'iulani (Q'Orianka Kilcher), a 19th-century Hawaiian princess raised in England but determined to maintain her people's independence from aggressive American ...
Style: sincere, emotional, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: fall in love, destiny, political unrest, save the kingdom, politics, downfall, youth, life is a bitch, princess, historical figure, social differences, redemption ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 9th century
Place: hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, countess, couple relations, fall in love, couples, love and romance, unlikely couple, romance, politics, intrigue, russian, blindness ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1937, year 1936 ...
Place: china, asia, shanghai, hong kong, macau ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, social differences, obsession, destructive relationship, love triangle, revenge, orphan, master and servant, haunted by the past, betrayal, opposites attract ...
Time: 19th century, georgian era, 18th century, 70s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Lover's Prayer (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A younger boy falls in love with a tragic girl who flirts with, and manipulates, her older suitors in 1800s Russia.
Style: captivating, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: romance, fall in love, love triangle, teenage life, social differences, youth, society, father son relationship, unrequited love, inheritance, computers and web, royal family ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1800s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: realistic, emotional, serious
Plot: betrayal, native american, battles, soldier, danger, politics, life is a bitch, social differences, curses spells and rituals, revolution, opposites attract, political unrest ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: england, canada, france, europe, montreal quebec ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.0
 178K
Cinderella Man (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: The true story of boxer, Jim Braddock who, in the 1920’s after his retirement, has a surprise comeback in order to get him and his family out of a socially poor state.
Style: uplifting, inspirational, touching, sincere, motivational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: human spirit, sport, boxing, underdog, athlete's life, financial problem, poverty, comeback, fight scenes, training, follow your dream, lifestyle ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 30s, 20s ...
Place: new jersey, usa, netherlands, madison square garden manhattan new york city, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, realistic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, redemption, lawyer, political unrest, against the odds, pursuit, injustice, occupation, resistance, boxer, nun, rich and poor ...
Place: paris france, normandy, france, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%