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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, France
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, heartbreaking, serious, sentimental, dramatic, lyrical ...
Plot: redemption, prostitute, rebellion, haunted by the past, orphan, mayor, convict, revolution, family relations, escapades, love and romance, father daughter relationship, ex convict, adaptation, army, corpse, arrest, barricade, french revolution, parole, life & death, standoff, obsessive quest, brothel, robbery ...
Time: 19th century, 1930s
Place: france, paris france, europe, london

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Most similar movies to Les Mis?rables

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and dramatic films with plots about culture clash, storytelling, catastrophe, mentor, betrayal, destiny and dialogue mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like Les Mis?rables: Les Misérables (1998), Oliver! (1968), Les Miserables (1978), The Phantom of the Opera (2004), Great Expectations (2012). 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: atmospheric, serious, 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 ⇓
100%
 7.5
 31K
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, captivating, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: orphan, dog, orphanage, pickpocket, kids in trouble, child abuse, thief, theft, street kid, song, social decay, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, 1830s
Place: england, london, 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, stylized, captivating, realistic, touching ...
Plot: french revolution, redemption, tragic love, hidden identity, on the run, falsely accused, haunted by the past, injustice, dishonesty, rivalry, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ 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, sentimental, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: obsession, fall in love, opera, musician's life, singer, disfigurement, tragic hero, love and romance, love triangle, destructive relationship, prodigy, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 19th century, 1910s, victorian, year 1919, 1870s
Place: france, dungeon, europe, paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: orphan, generosity, social differences, love and romance, redemption, unfulfilled love, hopes, rise to the top, haunted by the past, benefactor, romance, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: stylized, serious, atmospheric, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: rise to power, soccer ball, prostitute, cinderella story, political unrest, folk hero, leadership, rock, rise to the top, human spirit, idealism, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina, italy, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 250K
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, jealousy, terminal illness, showbiz, performer's life, postmodernism, cabaret, nightclub, seduction, bohemian life, french, love story ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, turn of the century, 1890s
Place: paris france, europe, india, 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: epic, serious, gloomy, touching, realistic ...
Plot: injustice, prostitute, on the run, bishop, mayor, thief, nun, suicide, going straight, redemption, parents and children, french ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 18th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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 son, parents and children, missing person, redemption, death of son, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, promise, loss of son, family drama, world war one, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1919, year 1915
Place: australia, turkey, istanbul turkey, ottoman empire, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: clever, serious, realistic, thought provoking, touching ...
Plot: soldier, murder, hopes, love and romance, enlightenment, redemption, society, friendship, couples, friends, obsessive quest, starting over ...
Time: 1930s
Place: india, asia, europe, france, himalaya ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, fisherman, execution, death row, tragic love, love, death sentence, human nature, romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1950s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: atmospheric, serious, captivating, realistic, touching ...
Plot: prostitute, shipwreck, evil priest, mother daughter reunion, death of husband, self discovery, reunion, romance, rich and poor, society, clergy, master and servant ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 18th century, 1700s
Place: england, london, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: jewish, lawyer, boxer, nun, rich and poor, redemption, political unrest, injustice, against the odds, occupation, resistance, introspection ...
Place: normandy, paris france, france, germany, poland
⇓ 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: serious, captivating, emotional, stylized, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love and romance, royal family, fall in love, interracial relations, opposites attract, politics, forbidden love, royal court, culture clash, couple relations, parents and children, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: thailand, asia, burma, southeast asia, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: soldier, military, imperialism, colonialism, islam, desert, redemption, sex, loyalty, slave, battle, british empire ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1880s, victorian era, 1890s
Place: england, africa, sudan, britain, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, serious, rough ...
Plot: prostitute, atrocity, rape, brothel, forced prostitution, life is a bitch, prostitution, war crime, massacre, war, priest, suffering ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, year 1937
Place: china, asia, japan, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.1
 8K
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, atmospheric, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: fall in love, adoption, interracial relations, naval officer, communist, love triangle, love and romance, romance, cabaret, navy, arranged marriage, communism ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 1930s, 20th century, 50s ...
Place: asia, vietnam, france, europe, saigon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, wartime life, romance, battles, military, couples, innocence lost, infidelity ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1810s, 18th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, tokyo, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Lady and the Duke (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 129 min.
Story: This breathtaking, visually experimental film from New Wave director Eric Rohmer tells the true story of Grace Dalrymple Elliot (Lucy Russell), a British aristocrat trapped in Paris during the French Revolution. Determined to maintain her stiff ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, clever, captivating ...
Plot: master and servant, friendship, french revolution, politics, love and romance, romance, society, state affairs, power relations, friends, rebelliousness, forbidden love ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 19th century
Place: france, europe, england, belgium, marseille provence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 851
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, sentimental, serious, dramatic, emotional ...
Plot: romance, war, betrayal, infidelity, soldier, air force, flying, training, self discovery, basic training, military life, love and romance ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: canada, australia, palestine, israel, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Les Misérables (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 220 min.
Story: The story of Jean Valjean, a Frenchman convicted of minor crimes, who is hounded for years by an unforgiving and unrelenting police inspector, Javert.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: redemption, haunted by the past, promise, french revolution, wrongful arrest, falsely accused, injustice, crimes, hopes, life is a bitch, fugitives, hidden identity ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.8
 226K
Atonement (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: As a 13-year-old, fledgling writer Briony Tallis irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, heartbreaking, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, unfulfilled love, false accusation, life is a bitch, love and romance, siblings relations, forbidden love, tragic love, lovers apart, world war two, innocence lost, letter ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Is Paris Burning? (1966)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: The title is Adolf Hitler's question to his chief of staff Alfred Jodl on the eve of the liberation of Paris (August 25): the military governor of Paris, General Dietrich von Choltitz, had been ordered to destroy Paris rather than let it fall ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, emotional, brutal ...
Plot: holocaust, war, rescue, heroic mission, gory, resistance, military, wartime life, against the odds, heroes, anti heroes, soldier ...
Time: 40s, year 1944, 1940s
Place: france, europe, paris france, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, revenge, family disapproval, love triangle, social differences, tragic love, love and romance, romance, haunted by the past, adoption, couple relations, destructive relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.6
 266K
Seven Pounds (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An IRS agent with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.
Style: touching, emotional, sad, compassionate, sentimental ...
Plot: redemption, life philosophy, hopes, sacrifice, suicidal, self sacrifice, tragic event, fall in love, secret, life changing experience, doctor patient relationship, depression ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 ⇓
26%
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: emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: betrayal, church, soldier, immigrants, romance, forbidden love, interracial relations, tragic love, culture clash, political unrest, royal family, injustice ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: canada, england, france, europe, switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, India
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jamal Malik is an impoverished Indian teen who becomes a contestant on the Hindi version of ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’ but, after he wins, he is suspected of cheating.
Style: touching, serious, uplifting, realistic, rough ...
Audience: date night
Plot: orphan, destiny, true love, society, against the odds, street kid, life is a bitch, poverty, childhood, human spirit, cheating, rags to riches ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, year 2005 ...
Place: india, mumbai india, asia, taj mahal
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.3
 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, uplifting, serious, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love affair, parents and children, estate, governess, fall in love, hopes, romance, love and romance, couples, family relations, couple relations, reunion ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, victorian england, 1840s, 1830s ...
Place: england, europe, san francisco, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: touching, serious, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, romance, unlikely couple, innocence lost, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, friends, intrigue, rebelliousness, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, pre world war two, year 1937
Place: china, asia, macau, shanghai china, shanghai ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%