Movies like The Black Book

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The Black Book
Original name: Le cahier noir
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Portugal, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The story of the adventures, in the twilight of the eighteenth century, of a singular couple formed by a little orphan with mysterious origins and his young Italian nurse of a similarly uncertain birth. They lead us in their wake, from Rome to Paris, from Lisbon to London, from Parma to Venice. Always followed in the shadows, for obscure reasons, by a suspicious-looking Calabrian and a troubling cardinal, they make us explore the dark intrigues of the Vatican, the pangs of a fatal passion, a gruesome duel, banter at the court of Versailles and the convulsions of the French Revolution.
Plot: french revolution, vatican, orphan, duel
Time: 18th century
Place: venice, versailles, paris france
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The French Revolution
Drama, History, Thriller, War
France, Italy, West Germany, Canada, UK
335 min.
 7.7
A Tale of Two Cities
Drama, History, Romance, War
UK, France
188 min.
 7.3
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, stylized and talky films with plots about french revolution, society, revolution, love and romance, dishonesty, death and couples mostly in Drama, History and Romance genres. Some movies like The Black Book: Farewell, My Queen (2012), The Affair of the Necklace (2001), Jefferson in Paris (1995), One Nation, One King (2018), A Tale of Two Cities (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Farewell, My Queen
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A look at the relationship between Marie Antoinette and one of her readers during the final days of the French Revolution.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: master and servant, royal court, revolution, downfall, dead rat, lady in waiting, austrian, palaces castles and temples, life is a bitch, society, state affairs, embroidery ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1700s
Place: europe, france, paris france, versailles
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The Affair of the Necklace
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In pre-Revolutionary France, a young aristocratic woman left penniless by the political unrest in the country, must avenge her family's fall from grace by scheming to steal a priceless necklace.
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Plot: romance, politics, revenge, revolution, conspiracy, court, intrigue, chase, period piece, greed, corruption, torture ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s, 1780s
Place: france, europe, england, versailles, paris france
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Jefferson in Paris
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: revolution, romance, politics, slavery, couple relations, infidelity, interracial romance, catholicism, period piece, interracial relations, social differences, pornography ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s
Place: france, europe, england, new jersey, versailles ...
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One Nation, One King
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Un peuple et son roi crosses the destinies of the men and women of the population, and those of historical figures. Their meeting place is the newly founded National Assembly. At the heart of the story lie the fate of the king and the birth of the ...
Plot: guillotine, french revolution, execution, thief, arrest, poverty, childbirth, barefoot, tree, fire, politics, kiss ...
Time: 18th century
Place: paris france, france, versailles
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System:   70%
    User:   64%
 
A Tale of Two Cities
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, France
Duration: 188 min.
Story: A pair of lookalikes, one a former French aristocrat and the other an alcoholic English lawyer, fall in love with the same woman amongst the turmoil of the French Revolution.
Style: epic
Plot: city, french revolution, guillotine, self sacrifice, love triangle, criminal
Time: 18th century
Place: paris france, france
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Beaumarchais the Scoundrel
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, History, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Beaumarchais the Scoundrel is a biopic film based on the life of the French playwright, financier and spy Pierre Beaumarchais depicting his activities during the American War of Independence and his authorship of the Figaro trilogy of plays.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: romance, master and servant, writer's life, intrigue, rise and fall, couple relations, infidelity, love triangle, social differences, tragic love, celebrity culture, political unrest ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s, 1700s, 1780s
Place: france, europe, paris france, versailles
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The French Revolution
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: France, Italy, West Germany, Canada, UK
Duration: 335 min.
Story: A history of the French Revolution from the decision of the king to convene the Etats-Generaux in 1789 in order to deal with France's debt problem. The first part of the movie tells the story from 1789 until August 10, 1792 (when the King Louis ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, exciting, uplifting ...
Plot: war, downfall, rebelliousness, political unrest, revolution, rebellion, injustice, french revolution, society, state affairs, death row, royal family ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1780s
Place: europe, france, paris france, versailles
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System:   59%
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Sally Hemings: An American Scandal
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 251 min.
Story: Epic television miniseries exploring the complicated relationship of Thomas Jefferson and slave Sally Hemings, who conducted a 38 year love affair, spanning an ocean, ultimately producing children, grandchildren, and lots of controversy.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, sincere, epic
Plot: head of state, supportive spouse, leadership, romance, idealism, true love, political corruption, slavery, americana, love and romance, society, state affairs ...
Time: 18th century, 1800s, 1700s
Place: europe, france, washington d.c., paris france, virginia
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    User:   53%
 
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The Supper
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: France, 1815. After his defeat at Waterloo, Napoleon heads for exile. Royalists occupy Paris and attempt to restore the monarchy. However, the battle doesn't seem to be over. On July 6, Talleyrand, a shrewd politician of flexible convictions, ...
Style: serious, clever, talky, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: head of state, political unrest, royal family, politics, revolution, state affairs, leadership, opposites attract, rise to the top, tragic love, political intrigue, wartime life ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1810s
Place: france, paris france
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System:   55%
    User:   65%
 
A Tale of Two Cities
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: emotional, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: couple relations, tragic love, unfulfilled love, heroic mission, political unrest, revolution, wartime life, french revolution, love and romance, friendship, state affairs, unfulfillment ...
Time: 18th century
Place: england, europe, france, london, paris france
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System:   50%
    User:   43%
 
The Lady and the Duke
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, melancholic, realistic, atmospheric, enigmatic ...
Plot: revolution, friendship, death, french, love and romance, technology, art, romance, society, state affairs, fantasy world, power relations ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: france, europe, tokyo, new orleans, japan ...
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System:   50%
    User:   52%
 
 7.3
 375
The Rover
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A former counterrevolutionary pirate befriends a mentally ill young woman and this in turn leads to tragedy when she falls in love with a French naval officer.
Plot: sailor, pirate, treasure, mediterranean, duel, french revolution, red wine, napoleonic wars, sabre, redheaded woman, gold coin, amnesty ...
Time: 1700s, 18th century
Place: france, mediterranean sea
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System:   47%
    User:   53%
 
Les Miserables
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: hidden identity, on the run, haunted by the past, injustice, dishonesty, rivalry, society, life is a bitch, redemption, fugitives, tragic love, going straight ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: europe, france, paris france
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    User:   45%
 
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Les Misérables
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: emotional, touching, epic, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: redemption, french, justice, rags to riches, revolution, literature, revenge, adaptation, haunted by the past, book, mentor, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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    User:   50%
 
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: royal family, intrigue, political unrest, french revolution, escape attempt, politics, adventure, state affairs, fugitives, aristocracy, stagecoach, womanizer ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: europe, france, paris france
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System:   45%
    User:   40%
 
 6.2
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Lady Oscar
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Oscar François de Jarjayes was born female, but her father insisted she be raised as a boy as he had no sons. She becomes the captain of the guards at Versailles under King Louis XVI and Marie Antonette. Her privileged, noble life comes under fire ...
Plot: beggar, harpsichord, gender roles, childhood friend, woman in uniform, royal court, secret door, woman dressed as man, peasant, death in childbirth, female nudity, adultery ...
Time: 1770s
Place: versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   42%
 
 6.2
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Cousin Bette
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Cousin Bette is a poor and lonely seamstress, who, after the death of her prominent and wealthy sister, tries to ingratiate herself into lives of her brother-in-law, Baron Hulot, and her niece, Hortense Hulot. Failing to do so, she instead finds ...
Style: witty, stylized, semi serious, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: infidelity, revenge, betrayal, dysfunctional family, manipulation, fall in love, obsession, revolution, adultery, marriage, greed, murder ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1840s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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System:   42%
    User:   45%
 
Les Misérables
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, injustice, crimes, hopes, life is a bitch, fugitives, hidden identity, going straight, uninhibited rivalry, dishonesty, falsely accused ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, paris france
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System:   39%
    User:   43%
 
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Ridicule
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: To get royal backing on a needed drainage project, a poor French lord must learn to play the delicate games of wit at court at Versailles.
Style: witty, talky, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: court, male nudity, royal court, intrigue, idealism, french, verbal byplay, period piece, pornography, social differences, revolution, dishonesty ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1700s
Place: france, england, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   33%
 
Washington Square
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Set in 1870's New York, a spinster heiress is courted by a much younger, penniless man, much to the chagrin of her over-protective father, and must decide whether to spend the rest of her life alone, or marry a man who is interested in her only ...
Style: stylized, serious, gloomy, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, betrayal, father daughter relationship, couple relations, marriage, period piece, destructive relationship, adaptation, forbidden love, love story, literature, mentor ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1850s
Place: new york, usa, paris france, minnesota, geneva switzerland ...
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System:   37%
    User:   41%
 
 8.0
 4K
Casanova
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 174 min.
Story: After a life spent seeking pleasure and decadence, Casanova seeks his one true love, Henriette.
Style: sexual, semi serious, realistic, stylized, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: womanizer, sexual relations, true love, romance, unfulfilled love, fall in love, love and romance, sex, casanova, unfulfillment, couples, golden years ...
Time: 18th century
Place: europe, venice, italy, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   30%
 
 6.7
 80
Orphans
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Orphans is the true story of a forbidden love affair set in the oppressive and violent atmosphere of nineteenth century Mexico. One man, Melchor Ocampo, driven by the twin passions of love and idealism, defies the stain of illegitimacy to shake off ...
Plot: reading a letter aloud, pregnant woman, snake bite, church service, touching someone's breasts, hacienda, secret love, burial, congressman, congress, political prisoner, reading a letter ...
Time: 19th century
Place: paris france, mexico
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System:   37%
    User:   32%
 
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: adventure, hidden identity, secret identity, daring rescue, idealism, romance, 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:   36%
    User:   31%
 
Marie Antoinette
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, France, Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and ultimately the fall of Versailles.
Style: factual, colourful, realistic, melancholic, stylized ...
Plot: royal family, french, palaces castles and temples, state affairs, princess, female protagonist, royal court, siblings relations, politics, art, queen, historical character ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s, 1780s
Place: france, tokyo, versailles, austria, europe ...
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System:   36%
    User:   37%
 
 6.5
 17K
A Little Chaos
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A landscape gardener is hired by famous architect Le Nôtre to construct the grand gardens at the palace of Versailles. As the two work on the palace, they find themselves drawn to each other and are thrown into rivalries within the court of King ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, royal court, unlikely partners, love story, period piece, women, beautiful scenery, obsession, intrigue, female protagonist, friendship, destiny ...
Time: 18th century, 17th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: france, europe, england, versailles, new orleans ...
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System:   35%
    User:   40%
 
 6.9
 2K
Angelique
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, West Germany, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In 17th-century France, beautiful country maiden Angélique (Michèle Mercier) marries wealthy neighbor Jeoffray de Peyrac (Robert Hossein) out of convenience, but eventually, she falls in love with him. So when Jeoffray is arrested and then ...
Style: stylized, sexy, sentimental, romantic, serious ...
Plot: fall in love, love and romance, tragic love, romance, escapades, society, conspiracy, noblewoman, forced marriage, nobility, husband wife relationship, palaces castles and temples ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   35%
 
 7.6
 276K
Les Mis?rables
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: emotional, sentimental, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, rebellion, revolution, going straight, mayor, convict, father daughter relationship, obsessive quest, betrayal, music, orphan, haunted by the past ...
Time: 19th century, 1930s
Place: france, europe, london, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   37%
 
 6.2
 2K
Sade
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A man prepares himself to be transferred to a detention center and rest home where he will relive one more time the highlights of his youth.
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, atmospheric, tense
Plot: convent, rebelliousness, prison, couple relations, sexual relations, murder, couples, aging, revolution, chaos and mayhem, death row, political unrest ...
Time: 1790s, 18th century
Place: paris france, france
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System:   34%
    User:   27%
 

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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Austria, Italy, USA, West Germany
Duration: 91 min.
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Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
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