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On Guard (1997)
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On Guard (1997)
Original name: Le Bossu
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 child, he journeys to wed the mother, a baron's daughter, in her father's isolated chateau. The occupants of the castle are surprised and murdered by the Count and his men. The only ones to escape are the Duke's friend, the skilled swordsman Lagardère, and the infant, a girl, now the rightful heiress to the Duke's vast fortune. The Count believes the pair to have drowned, when in fact they have been concealed by a travelling troupe of Italian players. Twenty years pass. The Count has discovered that the two survive and seeks to have them slain. But Lagardère gains the confidence of the Count, and employment as his bookkeeper, through his clever disguise as a hunch-back...
Style: exciting, epic, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: betrayal, murder, older man younger woman relationship, swashbuckler, hunchback, disguise, adventure, crimes, vengeance, heroes, babies and infants, dishonesty, deadly, rivalry, righting the wronged, father daughter relationship, french countryside, sword fight, marriage proposal, fencing, false accusation, adventure hero, missing daughter, revenge, bodyguard ...
Time: 18th century, 17th century, 1700s
Place: france, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and exciting films with plots about rivalry, adventure, vengeance, heroes, dishonesty, murder and betrayal mostly in Drama, Adventure and Action genres. Some movies like On Guard: The Count of Monte Cristo (2002), The Count of Monte-Cristo (1975), Kidnapped (1971), Jacquou the Rebel (2007), Hunter in the Dark (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Ireland, Switzerland
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, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, vengeance, treason, adventure, treasure, false accusation, sword fight, french, prison, lone hero, aristocracy, deception ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 18th century
Place: france, marseille, europe, paris france
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The Count of Monte-Cristo (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 103 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: suspenseful, stylized, contemplative, captivating, tense ...
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Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1830s
Place: paris france, europe, france, marseille provence, marseille
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Kidnapped (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 100 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, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: ship, kidnapping, intrigue, betrayal, rescue, escapades, adventure, orphan, danger, adventurer, failed attempt, vengeance ...
Time: 18th century
Place: scotland, europe, france
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Jacquou the Rebel (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In 1815, young Jacquou lives an idyllic peasant life with his parents in the Périgord region of France. But one day, his childhood happiness is cruelly ended when his father is arrested, after a dispute with the arrogant Count de Nansac. With ...
Style: sincere, realistic, captivating, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: vengeance, forbidden love, young lovers, adventure, haunted by the past, rivalry, love and romance, rebelliousness, rich and poor, orphan, injustice, rebellion ...
Time: 19th century
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Hunter in the Dark (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Yataro Tanigawa, a one-eyed hired assassin, impresses yakuza boss Gomyo Kiyoemon with his skill. Gomyo hires Tanigawa as his bodyguard, or yojimbo, to protect him during an inter-clan conflict. Tanigawa quickly rises in stature in the clan, but ...
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Time: 17th century, 18th century
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The masked avenger: Lagardère (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 145 min.
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 163 min.
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Country: France, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Years have passed since the Three Musketeers, Aramis, Athos and Porthos, have fought together with their friend, D'Artagnan. But with the tyrannical King Louis using his power to wreak havoc in the kingdom while his twin brother, Philippe, ...
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 114 min.
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Lionheart (1987)
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Country: Hungary, USA
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: captivating, exciting, serious, disturbing
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Saul and David (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: David of Bethlehem slays the giant and becomes a rival to King Saul.
Style: stylized, epic, gloomy, captivating, serious ...
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Genre: Drama
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Style: atmospheric, touching, twists and turns, serious, realistic ...
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Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
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Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak, exciting
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Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
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Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the 1930's, Agaguk lives his traditional Inuit life. But one day, there is a murder in the tribe and Agaguk becomes a suspect. Soon he becomes persecuted by Henderson, a mean mountie, and he must flee through the cold winter of Northen ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, tense, captivating
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Style: suspenseful, stylized, rough, serious, realistic ...
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Sunland Heat (2004)
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Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
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Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense, realistic ...
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Duration: 194 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Rob Roy (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 139 min.
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Style: exciting, captivating, emotional, serious, atmospheric ...
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