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

Most similar movies to The Scarlet Pimpernel

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, exciting and stylized films and TV series with plots about adventure, escapades, rivalry, heroes, adventurer, dishonesty and danger mostly in Drama, Adventure and History genres. Some movies like The Scarlet Pimpernel: Kidnapped (1971), The Musketeers (2014), Crossbones (2014), Hawkeye (1994), Carry on Pimpernel (1967). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: adventure, french revolution, hidden identity, secret identity, daring rescue, idealism, romance, heroic mission, fighting the system, escapades, heroes, rebellion ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: france, europe, paris france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.2
 920
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: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: intrigue, ship, kidnapping, adventure, rescue, vengeance, dishonesty, escapades, rivalry, adventurer, orphan, betrayal ...
Time: 18th century
Place: scotland, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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
Plot: adventure, survival, human spirit, escapades, hopes, life is a bitch, on the run, against the odds, danger, prison, soldier, adventurer ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: australia, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.8
 18K
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, stylized, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: musketeer, heroic mission, adventure, king, danger, duel, swords and armor, state affairs, partners, queen, escapades, french ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 6K
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: stylized, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: pirate, treasure, island, adventure, crimes, swashbuckler, outlaw, danger, escapades, rivalry, terrorizing, notoriety ...
Time: 18th century
Place: bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 8.6
 206
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: serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: rescue, adventure, captivity, heroes, adventurer, culture clash, fort, male female friendship
Time: 18th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, exciting ...
Plot: french revolution, farce, hidden identity, adventure, secret identity, rebelliousness, royal family, revolution, parody, dishonesty, escapades, state affairs ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.5
 473
Moonfleet (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
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: epic, semi serious, exciting, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adventurer, smuggler, adventure, unlikely partners, treasure hunt, family, cons and scams, escapades, coming of age, against the odds, dishonesty, heroes ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Movie in collections
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 901
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: exciting, serious, epic, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing
Plot: knight, throne, adventure, adventurer, folk hero, palaces castles and temples, master warrior, daring rescue, romance, righting the wronged, danger, escapades ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: serious, witty, realistic, exciting
Plot: estate, womanizer, manipulations, love triangle, romance, rich and poor, adventure, teaching the ways of the world, cinderella story, true love, love and romance, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: serious, exciting, realistic, rough
Plot: ship, adventurer, military, navy, invasion, execution, first love, french, adventure, rebelliousness, political intrigue, ocean or sea ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s
Place: europe, france, battleship
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 8.3
 77K
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, island, treasure hunt, adventure, seduction, escapades, killings, gold, danger, treasure, mistrust, swashbuckler ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean, west indies
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.0
 225
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
Plot: orphan, kidnapping, adventurer, adventure, master warrior, ship, pirate, daring rescue, rescue, treasure hunt, heroic mission, good versus evil ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.2
 251
Young Blades (2005)
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, realistic, exciting
Plot: musketeer, friendship, adventure, adventurer, corrupted ruler, daring rescue, vigilantism, escapades, romance, heroes, partners, rivalry ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Last of the Mohicans (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War, Western
Country: UK
Duration: 344 min.
Story: The classic story of Hawkeye.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, rough, exciting
Plot: military, scout, uninhibited rivalry, adventure, military base, forbidden love, interracial relations, battles, americana, war, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
That Night in Varennes (1982)
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: royal family, french revolution, escape attempt, stagecoach, aristocracy, revolution, intrigue, political unrest, politics, adventure, state affairs, fugitives ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: semi serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: highwayman, hidden identity, adventure, unlikely criminals, dishonesty, escapades, adventurer, social differences, heist, crimes, love and romance, rape ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.6
 708
St. Ives (1998)
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: serious, stylized, realistic, exciting, captivating
Plot: prison, adventure, soldier, obsessive quest, military, romance, adventurer, womanizer, betrayal, captivity, haunted by the past, revolution ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1810s, 1800s
Place: scotland, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
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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
Plot: pirate, treasure hunt, adventurer, adventure, treasure, daring rescue, rescue, uninhibited rivalry, rebelliousness, good versus evil, danger, escapades ...
Time: 18th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Royal Hunt of the Sun (1969)
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: serious, tense, realistic
Plot: adventurer, adventure, betrayal, obsessive quest, treasure hunt, political unrest, royal family, escapades, state affairs, leadership, dishonesty, heroes ...
Time: 16th century
Place: peru, europe, latin america, south america, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 8.3
 953
Garrow's Law (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Story: The true tale of pioneering 18th century barrister William Garrow, who acted as counsel for the accused, introducing the concept of 'innocent until proved guilty' at London's Old Bailey.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: judge, legal action, courtroom drama, lawyer, legal, society, uncover truth, idealism, injustice, hopes, life is a bitch, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 3.5
 652
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, serious, rough, realistic, surprise ending ...
Plot: adventure, adventurer, master warrior, legend, intrigue, romance, manhunt, treasure hunt, political unrest, chases and races, dishonesty, escapades ...
Time: 16th century
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.5
 1K
Aristocrats (1999)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 300 min.
Story: Based on a true story, Aristocrats draws back the curtain on an 18th century English family near the summit of society, revealing a tapestry of romance, prejudice, infidelity, and revolution.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: master and servant, rich and poor, politics, romance, siblings relations, dishonesty, love and romance, society, state affairs, couples, family relations, power relations ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: england, ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 5.2
 6K
Revolution (1985)
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, native american, independence, chase, rebel, british army, trapper, rebelliousness, parents and children, adventure ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating, 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 ⇓
32%
Damn the Defiant! (1962)
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: ship, pirate, royal navy, mutiny, adventurer, adventure, sea, french, son, soldier, daring rescue, ocean or sea ...
Time: 18th century
Place: england, europe, battleship
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.1
 1K
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, serious, epic, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: adventurer, adventure, leadership, survival, vengeance, heroic mission, political unrest, escapades, heroes, battles, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: middle ages
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Gulliver's Travels (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 186 min.
Story: Gulliver washes ashore on Lilliput and attempts to prevent war between that tiny kingdom and its equally-miniscule rival, Blefiscu, as well as smooth the way for the romance between the Princess and Prince of the opposing lands. In this he is ...
Style: stylized, serious, fairy tale
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: giant, dwarf, imaginary kingdom, horse, adventure, island, on the road, ocean or sea, heroes, anthropomorphism, family, getting home ...
Time: 18th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Horatio Hornblower: The Duel (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 93 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: serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ship, duel, ocean or sea, adventure, battles, adventurer, navy, napoleonic wars, british navy, military, weakness, humiliation ...
Time: 18th century
Place: battleship
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.3
 725
Lionheart (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Hungary, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young knight sets out to join King Richards crusaders. Along the way, he encounters The Black Prince who captures children and sells them as slaves to the Muslims. It is Robert Narra's sworn duty to protect the children and lead them to ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating
Audience: boys' night, family outing
Plot: knight, swashbuckler, sword fight, sword, sword and sorcery, violence, adventure, folk hero, master warrior, daring rescue, heroic mission, escapades ...
Time: middle ages
Place: france, europe, holy land, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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