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The Scarlet Pimpernel
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 540 min.
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 series also starred Elizabeth McGovern as his wife Marguerite and Martin Shaw as the Pimpernel's archrival, Paul Chauvelin. Robespierre was played by Ronan Vibert. It was filmed in the Czech Republic and scored by a Czech composer, Michal Pavlíček.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: hidden identity, adventure, secret identity, daring rescue, idealism, romance, heroic mission, fighting the system, adventurer, french revolution, escapades, heroes, revolution, intrigue, political unrest, vigilante, dishonesty, love and romance, rivalry, state affairs, hanging, corrupted ruler, heroic, aristocrat, guillotine ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: france, england
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Ivanhoe
Adventure, Drama, Romance
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 7.6
The Count of Monte Cristo
Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
UK, USA, Ireland
131 min.
 7.8
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, exciting and suspenseful films and TV series with plots about adventure, escapades, heroes, rivalry, dishonesty, state affairs and adventurer mostly in Adventure, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like The Scarlet Pimpernel: Carry on Pimpernel (1967), The Man in the Iron Mask (1977), Ivanhoe (1997), Kidnapped (1971), The Fifth Musketeer (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Scarlet Pimpernel
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 ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: adventure, hidden identity, secret identity, daring rescue, romance, idealism, heroic mission, fighting the system, french revolution, escapades, heroes, rebellion ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: europe, france, paris france, england
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System:   95%
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Horatio Hornblower: The Wrong War
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Hornblower series is based on C.S. Forester's classic maritime adventures - the story of one young man's struggle to become a leader of men. Set against the back drop of the 18th century Anglo-French wars, the bloodiest time in British ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: adventurer, adventure, rebelliousness, ship, political intrigue, ocean or sea, political unrest, battles, war, escapades, rebellion, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s
Place: europe, france, battleship
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Carry on Pimpernel
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The time of the French revolution, and Citizen Robespierre is beheading the French aristocracy. When word gets to England, two noblemen, Sir Rodney Ffing and Lord Darcy take it upon themselves to aid their French counterparts. Sir Rodney is a master ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: adventure, farce, hidden identity, secret identity, rebelliousness, french revolution, royal family, revolution, dishonesty, parody, escapades, state affairs ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: france, england
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System:   46%
    User:   53%
 
The Man in the Iron Mask
Genre: Adventure, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of Louis XIV of France and his attempts to keep his identical twin brother Philippe imprisoned away from sight and knowledge of the public, and Philippe's rescue by the aging Musketeers, led by D'Artagnan.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, adventurer, twins, master warrior, daring rescue, heroic mission, political intrigue, royal family, righting the wronged, escapades, heroes, rebellion ...
Time: 17th century
Place: europe, france
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    User:   38%
 
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Ivanhoe
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 270 min.
Story: This grand six-part adaptation of Sir Walter Scott's rousing adventure of the Middle Ages tells the epic tale of the idealistic young knight Ivanhoe (Steven Waddington) and his battle against the evil Templar Bois-Guilbert (Ciarán Hinds. ...
Style: exciting, serious, epic, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing
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Kidnapped
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: stylized, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: intrigue, adventure, rescue, ship, vengeance, dishonesty, escapades, rivalry, kidnapping, adventurer, orphan, betrayal ...
Time: 18th century
Place: scotland, europe, france
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System:   40%
    User:   33%
 
The Fifth Musketeer
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance
Country: Austria, West Germany, USA, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: King Louis XIV has without his knowledge a twin brother, Philippe, but when he is told, he immediately locks up his brother in the Bastille. The king wants to increase his popularity and stages an assassination against himself where Philippe is ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: twins, hidden identity, adventure, secret identity, royal court, prison, royal family, righting the wronged, dishonesty, assassination attempt, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 17th century
Place: europe, france, dungeon
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System:   37%
    User:   44%
 
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The King Maker
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Thailand
Duration: 92 min.
Story: 1547 Fernando De Gama, a young "Soldier of Fortune" from Portugal, set sail for the ient in an effort to find a man who murdered his father and, with luck, like many of their compatriots, to make his fortune. A vicious storm in the Indian ...
Style: serious, rough, epic, realistic, based on supposedly true story ...
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Time: 16th century
Place: thailand, asia
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    User:   41%
 
The Count of Monte Cristo
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Ireland
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, serious, realistic, interesting ...
Plot: betrayal, adventure, vengeance, mentor, torture, treasure, island, greed, swashbuckler, revenge, sword fight, corruption ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1800s
Place: europe, france, marseille, paris france
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System:   36%
    User:   39%
 
The Count of Monte-Cristo
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 119 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 ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: betrayal, adventure, obsessive quest, vengeance, false accusation, island, redemption, righting the wronged, treasure, revenge, dishonesty, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1800s
Place: europe, france, marseille provence, paris france
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System:   36%
    User:   33%
 
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The Musketeers
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Set in 17th century Paris, musketeers Athos, Porthos, Aramis and D'Artagnan are members of an elite band of soldiers who fight for what is just. They are heroes in the truest and most abiding sense – men that can be trusted and believed in to ...
Style: stylized, serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: adventure, soldier, heroic mission, escapades, heroes, partners, rivalry, musketeer, buddies, master warrior, good versus evil, fall in love ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france
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System:   35%
    User:   35%
 
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Zeppelin
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The outbreak of World War I places Scots officer Geoffrey Richter-Douglas in an uncomfortable position. Although his allegiance is to Britain, his mother was from an aristocratic Bavarian family, and he spent his summers in Germany as a child. When ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, secret agents, adventure, soldier, espionage, heroic mission, wartime life, escapades, undercover, military, state affairs, adventurer ...
Time: 20th century
Place: germany, scotland
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    User:   27%
 
Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When Queen Elizabeth's reign is threatened by ruthless familial betrayal and Spain's invading army, she and her shrewd adviser must act to safeguard to the lives of her people.
Style: epic, stylized, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, catholicism, politics, head of state, execution, period piece, assassin, royal court, political intrigue, destiny, revolution, royal family ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century, 1930s, 1920s, middle ages ...
Place: england, spain, scotland, europe, london ...
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Kidnapped
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Kidnapped is a two-part BBC television adaptation of the 1893 novel of the same name by Robert Louis Stevenson. The show is directed by Brendan Maher and stars James Anthony Pearson as Davie Balfour and Iain Glen as Alan Breck. Attempting to claim ...
Style: serious, realistic
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Ivanhoe
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Story: This is a remake of Walter Scott's Ivanhoe. Ivanhoe, a worthy and noble knight, the champion of justice returns to England after the holy wars. He find England under the reign of Prince John and his henchmen and finds himself being involved in ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, stylized, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adventure, adventurer, folk hero, master warrior, romance, rescue, heroic mission, good versus evil, danger, escapades, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
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System:   31%
    User:   30%
 
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Revolution
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Norway
Duration: 126 min.
Story: New York trapper Tom Dobb becomes an unwilling participant in the American Revolution after his son Ned is drafted into the Army by the villainous Sergeant Major Peasy. Tom attempts to find his son, and eventually becomes convinced that he must take ...
Style: epic, serious, realistic
Plot: war, soldier, daring rescue, rebelliousness, parents and children, heroic mission, adventure, military life, political unrest, wartime life, revolution, battles ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   30%
    User:   35%
 
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Khartoum
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: English General Charles George Gordon, a devout Christian, is appointed military governor of Anglo-Egyptian Sudan by the Prime Minister. Ordered to evacuate Egyptians from the Sudan, Gordon stays on to protect the people of Khartoum, who are under ...
Style: epic, realistic, exciting, serious, rough ...
Plot: desert, islam, culture clash, war, adventure, politics, british, colonialism, christian, rebellion, idealism, christianity ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 18th century, victorian england, victorian era ...
Place: africa, egypt, england, middle east, sudan ...
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System:   29%
    User:   32%
 
Damn the Defiant!
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Defiant's crew is part of a fleet-wide movement to present a petition of grievances to the Admiralty. Violence must be no part of it. The continual sadism of Defiant's first officer makes this difficult, and when the captain is disabled, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, adventurer, pirate, ship, soldier, ocean or sea, daring rescue, war, leadership, rescue, royal navy, mutiny ...
Time: 18th century
Place: england, europe, battleship
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System:   29%
    User:   32%
 
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That Night in Varennes
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 122 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: intrigue, royal family, political unrest, adventure, politics, state affairs, fugitives, womanizer, daring rescue, revolution, on the run, rebelliousness ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   27%
 
The Count of Monte Cristo
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 382 min.
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 ...
Style: stylized, serious, epic, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: treasure, adventure, hidden identity, betrayal, false accusation, vengeance, haunted by the past, righting the wronged, revenge, dishonesty, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, france, marseille provence, paris france
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System:   28%
    User:   28%
 
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Marco Polo
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Assigned to accompany two priests on a mission to convert the court of Kublai Khan to Christianity, Marco Polo is abandoned in the mountains when the priests, doubting the very existence of China, turn back. Polo eventually pushes bravely forth ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, epic, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: adventurer, adventure, leadership, survival, vengeance, heroic mission, political unrest, escapades, heroes, battles, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: middle ages
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   29%
 
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Young Blades
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Young Blades is an historical fantasy television series that aired on PAX from January to June 2005, lasting only thirteen episodes before cancellation. Set in 17th century France, it followed the adventures of four Musketeers: ⁕d'Artagnan, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: adventure, adventurer, corrupted ruler, daring rescue, vigilantism, escapades, romance, heroes, musketeer, partners, friendship, rivalry ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, europe
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System:   27%
    User:   24%
 
The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 480 min.
Story: A young woman is transported to the New South Wales penal colony in 1788.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: adventure, adventurer, folk hero, prison, village, survival, human spirit, rich and poor, false accusation, prison life, injustice, confined ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: australia, england, europe
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System:   27%
    User:   31%
 
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The Mark of Zorro
Genre: Action, Adventure, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: The swishing fop Don Diego de la Vega becomes the swashbuckling masked hero Zorro when tyranny threatens his people in nineteenth-century California.
Style: exciting, semi serious, suspenseful, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventurer, adventure, folk hero, master warrior, secret identity, heroic mission, righting the wronged, good versus evil, danger, vigilantism, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   29%
 
The Royal Hunt of the Sun
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The Spanish explorer Pizarro captures the Inca god-chief Atahualpa and promises to free him upon the delivery of a hoard of gold. But Pizarro finds himself torn between his desire for conquest and his sense of honor after friendship and respect ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic
Plot: adventure, adventurer, betrayal, obsessive quest, treasure hunt, political unrest, royal family, escapades, state affairs, leadership, dishonesty, heroes ...
Time: 16th century
Place: europe, latin america, peru, spain, south america ...
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System:   27%
    User:   28%
 
Sharpe's Challenge
Genre: Action, Adventure, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Sean Bean is back as the swashbuckling hero in Sharpe's Challenge, an action packed mini-series to be shot on location in Rajasthan, India. Two years after the Duke of Wellington crushes Napoleon at Waterloo, dispatches from India tell of a ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, adventurer, hotshot hero, daring rescue, heroic mission, escapades, soldier, heroes, missing person, political unrest, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   26%
 
 6.6
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St. Ives
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: stylized, serious, exciting, realistic, captivating
Plot: adventure, soldier, prison, obsessive quest, romance, military, adventurer, womanizer, betrayal, captivity, haunted by the past, revolution ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1810s, 1800s
Place: europe, scotland, france
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System:   26%
    User:   31%
 
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Robin Hood
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 140 min.
Story: When soldier Robin happens upon the dying Robert of Loxley, he promises to return the man's sword to his family in Nottingham. There, he assumes Robert's identity; romances his widow, Marion; and draws the ire of the town's sheriff ...
Style: epic, exciting, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, medieval, betrayal, fighting the system, corruption, folk hero, sword fight, knight, revenge, village, death, battles ...
Time: middle ages, 19th century, 12th century
Place: england, france, europe, london
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System:   26%
    User:   28%
 

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The Wicked Lady
Genre: Adventure, Drama
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Duration: 98 min.
Story: Caroline is to be wed to Sir Ralph and invites her sister Barbara to be her bridesmaid. Barbara seduces Ralph, however, and she becomes the new Lady, but despite her new wealthy situation, she gets bored and turns to highway robbery for thrills. ...
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Style: epic, suspenseful, serious, captivating, realistic ...
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