Movies and TV shows like The Scarlet Pimpernel 1999

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The Scarlet Pimpernel (1999)
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The Scarlet Pimpernel (1999)
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: french revolution, revolution, heroes, adventurer, hanging, hidden identity, secret identity, adventure, romance, fighting the system, love and romance, intrigue, heroic mission, dishonesty, political unrest, escapades, idealism, rivalry, state affairs, corrupted ruler, daring rescue, vigilante, alter ego, espionage, spy ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: france, england

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, exciting, serious and captivating films and TV series with plots about adventure, rivalry, escapades, heroes, adventurer, swashbuckler and danger mostly in Adventure, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Scarlet Pimpernel: Ivanhoe (1997), The Musketeers (2014), Kidnapped (1971), Sharpe's Challenge (2006), Kidnapped (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Ivanhoe (1997)
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: stylized, epic, exciting, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night
Plot: knight, legends and myths, throne, uninhibited rivalry, royal family, daring rescue, romance, adventurer, heroes, love and romance, dishonesty, heroic mission ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe
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100%
The Scarlet Pimpernel (1982)
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, realistic, exciting
Plot: french revolution, political unrest, idealism, heroic mission, revolution, fighting the system, intrigue, rivalry, heroes, romance, hidden identity, adventurer ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: france, europe, paris france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.8
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The Musketeers (2014)
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: exciting, realistic, serious, stylized, suspense
Plot: musketeer, adventure, swords and armor, king, heroic mission, duel, danger, state affairs, partners, escapades, queen, french ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
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Kidnapped (1971)
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: captivating, realistic, serious, stylized
Plot: ship, kidnapping, intrigue, betrayal, danger, rescue, adventurer, adventure, dishonesty, escapades, failed attempt, vengeance ...
Time: 18th century
Place: scotland, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Sharpe's Challenge (2006)
Genre: Adventure
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: hotshot hero, soldier, rivalry, heroic mission, political unrest, danger, escapades, daring rescue, investigation, state affairs, adventurer, war ...
Time: 19th century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant (2005)
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, captivating, suspense
Plot: adventure, life is a bitch, against the odds, human spirit, survival, on the run, escapades, danger, society, girl heroine, injustice, travel ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: australia, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Kidnapped (2005)
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, exciting, captivating
Plot: orphan, kidnapping, heroes, rescue, danger, adventurer, good versus evil, pirate, escapades, rivalry, daring rescue, adventure ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Horatio Hornblower: The Wrong War (1999)
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: rough, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: ship, french, invasion, navy, execution, first love, battles, adventurer, heroes, military, intrigue, leadership ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s
Place: france, europe, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 6.3
 267
Young Blades (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
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: exciting, humorous, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, musketeer, adventure, rivalry, daring rescue, partners, escapades, romance, intrigue, royal family, danger, state affairs ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.5
 513
Moonfleet (2013)
Genre: Adventure
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An adaptation of J Meade Falkner’s 1898 swashbuckling novel. A young man craving adventure joins a gang of smugglers in search of Blackbeard's diamond
Style: semi serious, captivating, exciting, epic, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adventurer, treasure hunt, heroes, unlikely partners, rivalry, escapades, dishonesty, adventure, youth, cons and scams, against the odds, family ...
Time: 1700s, 18th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 3.5
 664
The King Maker (2005)
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: epic, realistic, serious, rough, based on supposedly true story ...
Plot: treasure hunt, royal family, state affairs, adventurer, dishonesty, romance, love and romance, manhunt, political unrest, master warrior, adventure, rivalry ...
Time: 16th century
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.6
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Blackbeard (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: In the Golden Age of Piracy, at the dawn of the 18th century, Blackbeard stood out among the lawless rogues as the most fearsome and notorious seafarer of them all. He killed for the reputation, and his reputation has become legend. Now, for the ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Plot: pirate, treasure hunt, heroes, adventurer, daring rescue, rescue, adventure, rebelliousness, uninhibited rivalry, good versus evil, escapades, danger ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 314 min.
Story: A new adaptation of the classic novel by Henry Fielding of the life, loves and adventures of the charming rascal Tom Jones. A foundling child born of a serving wench but allowed to grow up in the privileged surroundings of Squire Allworthy's ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, witty
Plot: estate, rise to the top, master and servant, love and romance, rivalry, dishonesty, womanizer, manipulations, adventure, manipulation, family relations, vicious ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 8.2
 243
Hawkeye (1994)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The further adventures based on characters created by James Fennimore Cooper. Hawkeye the woodsman meets a brave English woman trying to free her husband from the French. Set during the French and Indian War in the area of the Hudson Valley.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: captivity, culture clash, adventure, rescue, heroes, adventurer, fort, male female friendship
Time: 18th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.5
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Crossbones (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: It's 1715 on the Bahamian island of New Providence, the first functioning democracy in the Americas, where the diabolical pirate Edward Teach, a.k.a. Blackbeard, reigns over a rogue nation of thieves, outlaws and miscreant sailors. Part ...
Style: serious, stylized, exciting, realistic
Plot: pirate, adventure, notoriety, danger, escapades, crimes, rivalry, outlaw, criminal, island, terrorizing, treasure ...
Time: 18th century
Place: bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Wicked Lady (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
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. ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, semi serious, realistic
Plot: highwayman, nudity (full frontal - brief), unlikely criminals, crimes, dishonesty, hidden identity, heist, social differences, graphic violence, love and romance, adventure, adventurer ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Sharpe's Eagle (1993)
Genre: Adventure
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sharpe is a Captain saddled with the South Essex, a battalion run by incompetents and filled with soldiers who have never been in battle. When the South Essex loses its colours (its regimental flag), Sharpe vows to save the honor of the regiment by ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, captivating, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, military, battles, soldier, heroes, war, escapades, state affairs, rebellion, military life, vengeance, wartime life ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.9
 3K
On Guard (1997)
Genre: Drama, Adventure
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The Comte de Gonzague schemes against his cousin, the Duc de Nevers, even though he is the Duke's heir and will inherit his estates. The Count has kept secret the existence of the Duke's bastard, recently born. When the Duke learns of his ...
Style: stylized, epic, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: murder, betrayal, older man younger woman relationship, hunchback, swashbuckler, disguise, righting the wronged, adventure, dishonesty, deadly, heroes, babies and infants ...
Time: 17th century, 1700s, 18th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Sharpe's Regiment (1996)
Genre: Adventure
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Told his battalion is to be split up due to lack of recruits at home, Sharpe and Harper return to England to investigate. What should have been a simple query turns politically explosive as they come nearer to exposing profiteering on the home front ...
Style: sincere, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: military, heroes, soldier, napoleonic wars, tough heroes, political corruption, heroic mission, military life, political unrest, lone wolves, rivalry, fighting the system ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
That Night in Varennes (1982)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 150 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: realistic, serious
Plot: french revolution, royal family, womanizer, revolution, aristocracy, stagecoach, escape attempt, heroes, society, daring rescue, politics, rebellion ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 8.2
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Black Sails (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 56 min.
Story: The pirate adventures of Captain Flint and his men twenty years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic “Treasure Island.” Flint, the most brilliant and most feared pirate captain of his day, takes on a fast-talking young addition to his ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, rough, suspense ...
Plot: pirate, adventure, gold, swashbuckler, treasure, pirate ship, captain, island, bare breasts, killings, treasure hunt, graphic violence ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean, west indies
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Carry on Pimpernel (1967)
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: realistic, semi serious, offbeat, humorous, witty ...
Plot: farce, parody, guillotine, french revolution, sister, sword fight, brother, duel, wig, legend, aristocrat, chateau ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 1780s, 1790s
Place: france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Sharpe's Battle (1995)
Genre: Adventure
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When Sharpe is ordered to whip the King of Spain's Irish Royal Brigade into shape, he faces dissent from the men who believe the British are slaughtering their relatives in Ireland and a spy from within.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, heroes, state affairs, soldier, escapades, rivalry, war, adventure, adventurer, behind enemy lines, tough heroes, officers and cadets ...
Time: 19th century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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The Last of the Mohicans (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War, Western
Country: UK
Duration: 344 min.
Story: The classic story of Hawkeye.
Style: rough, emotional, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: military, scout, forbidden love, interracial relations, culture clash, battles, soldier, heroes, rivalry, love and romance, war, escapades ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.0
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Marco Polo (2007)
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, epic, exciting, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: adventurer, heroic mission, heroes, rivalry, leadership, hopes, danger, dishonesty, culture clash, political unrest, society, priest ...
Time: 13th century, middle ages
Place: asia, china, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Sharpe's Honour (1994)
Genre: Adventure
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: 1813. Major Sharpe's old enemy, Major Ducos manipulates a beautiful young marquesa into falsely accusing Sharpe of rape. Her husband calls Sharpe out in a duel. But when the husband is found dead the next morning, Sharpe is arrested and brought ...
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, military, soldier, heroes, behind enemy lines, napoleonic wars, british soldier, injustice, hanging, tough heroes, false arrest, courtroom drama ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Sharpe's Sword (1995)
Genre: Adventure
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Sharpe is tasked to protect the most important spy in Lord Wellington's network, but domestic issues, a traumatized young girl, and possible French spies all threaten his success
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, captivating, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, mute or deaf, escapades, rebellion, espionage, rivalry, fighting the system, soldier, war, adventure, heroes, behind enemy lines ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.3
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Kim (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's novel.
Style: semi serious
Plot: young heroes, escapades, family, orphan, daring rescue, adventurer, adventure, state affairs, child in peril, political unrest, heroic mission, culture clash ...
Place: india, europe, asia, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Sharpe's Siege (1996)
Genre: Adventure
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sharpe, with his new commanding officer, is sent to capture a castle when news comes of locals who will rise against Bonaparte. However, he is somewhat distracted by thoughts of his wife whom he was forced to leave while stricken with fever.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: siege, napoleonic wars, battles, heroes, british soldier, castle, military life, danger, adventure, heroic mission, military, war ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The 4 Musketeers (2005)
Genre: Adventure
Country: France, Canada, UK, Czech Republic
Duration: 210 min.
Story: Exile and possibly death are in the cards for the Queen of France in this edgy cloak-and-dagger adventure based on Alexandre Dumas' unrivaled tale of THE THREE MUSKETEERS and their reckless romantic friend D'Artagnan. Supernatural powers ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, entertaining, stylized ...
Plot: musketeer, adventure, rivalry, danger, friends, heroic mission, curses spells and rituals, escapades, friendship, love, honor, political intrigue ...
Time: 17th century
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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