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Mr Selfridge (2013)
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Mr Selfridge (2013)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Mr. Selfridge recounts the real life story of the flamboyant and visionary American founder of Selfridge's, London's lavish department store. Set in 1909 London, when women were reveling in a new sense of freedom and modernity, it follows Harry Gordon Selfridge ('Mile a Minute Harry'), a man with a mission to make shopping as thrilling as sex. Pioneering and reckless, with an almost manic energy, Harry created a theater of retail where any topic or trend that was new, exciting, entertaining - or just eccentric - was showcased.
Style: stylized, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: businessman, high society, rise to the top, visionary, ambitious, department store, success, materialism, lifestyle, ambition, workplace, career, boss, marriage, workplace situations, seduction, business venture, manager, mogul, husband wife relationship, marketing, fashion, new job, city life, manners ...
Time: 20th century, edwardian era, 1900s
Place: england, london

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, stylized and captivating films and TV series with plots about society, family relations, power relations, british history, social differences, love and romance and couples mostly in Drama, History and Romance genres. Some movies like Mr Selfridge: The Paradise (2012), Downton Abbey (2010), The House of Eliott (1991), Upstairs Downstairs (2010), The Mill (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Paradise (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: An intoxicating love story set in England's first department store in the 1870s. The Paradise revolves around the lives of the people who live and work in the store, each bound in their own way by the power of the world they live in, and the ...
Style: captivating, stylized, realistic, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: workplace situations, high society, fashion, love and romance, rise to the top, love affair, eligible bachelor, ambition, workplace, flirting, nouveau riche, new job ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, victorian era, 1870s
Place: england
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Downton Abbey (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 58 min.
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Story: A chronicle of the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the post-Edwardian era—with great events in history having an effect on their lives and on the British social hierarchy.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized, tragicomedy
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: aristocracy, estate, master and servant, countryside, butler, high society, aristocrat, relatives, love and romance, servant, traditional versus modern, manners ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1910s, edwardian era
Place: england, yorkshire, europe, britain
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The House of Eliott (1991)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: The House of Eliott is a British television series produced and broadcast by the BBC in three series between 1991 and 1994. The series starred Stella Gonet and Louise Lombard as two sisters in 1920s London who establish a dressmaking business and ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere
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Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: england, london, britain
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Upstairs Downstairs (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set in 1936, the show takes viewers, old and new, back to the lavish world of Belgravia, London. A new set of occupants reside at 165 Eaton Place and viewers see how external and internal influences of the tumultuous pre-war period shape and mould ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, stylized
Plot: high society, master and servant, butler, rich and poor, millionaire, family values, marriage, lifestyle, family relations, racial issues, couples, housewife ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london
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The Mill (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Powerful historical drama series, based on the lives of real people, telling the story of young 19th-century apprentices taking their lives into their own hands for the first time.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, stylized, psychological ...
Plot: working class, workplace, factory, life is a bitch, society, mechanic, power relations, realism, social differences, family relations, rich and poor, workplace situations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england
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Upstairs, Downstairs (1971)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Upstairs, Downstairs is a British television drama series originally produced by London Weekend Television and revived by the BBC. It ran on ITV in 68 episodes divided into five series from 1971 to 1975. Set in a large townhouse in Edwardian, First ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, stylized
Plot: maid, butler, wealth, high society, master servant relationship, domestic servant, master and servant, lifestyle, couples, rich and poor, love and romance, society ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 1910s, edwardian era
Place: england, london, europe
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The Village (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: The Village is a BBC TV series written by Peter Moffat. The drama is set in a Derbyshire village in the 20th century. The first series of what Moffat hopes will become a 42-hour TV drama was broadcast in spring 2013 and covered the years 1914 to ...
Style: realistic, stylized, serious, captivating, epic
Plot: village life, family relations, village, parents and children, society, social relations, childbirth, family, countryside, villager, small village, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: england
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100%
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Mad Men (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
Story: Mad Men is set in the 1960s, initially at the fictional Sterling Cooper advertising agency on Madison Avenue in New York City, and later at the newly created firm, Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, located nearby in the Time-Life Building, at 1271 ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, serious, stylized, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
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Sanditon (2019)
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Duration: 60 min.
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The Duchess of Duke Street (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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Style: semi serious, realistic, stylized, sincere
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Time: 1910s, edwardian era
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TV show
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Audience: girls' night
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100%
 8.5
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The Knick (2014)
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Duration: 58 min.
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Genre: Drama, History
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Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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Style: sincere, touching, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
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27%
Shooting the Past (1999)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 182 min.
TV show
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Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
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Titanic: Blood and Steel (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Ireland, Italy, France, Canada, UK, Spain, Germany
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Style: realistic, stylized, serious, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: titanic, iceberg, social differences, workplace situations, society, sea disaster, ship, passenger, disaster, political intrigue, political unrest, conflict ...
Time: 1910s, edwardian era, 19th century, 20th century, year 1912
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26%
The Forsyte Saga (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 276 min.
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Story: In 2002, the first two books and the first interlude of John Galsworthy's trilogy The Forsyte Saga were adapted by Granada Television for the ITV network. Additional funding for this production was provided by American PBS station WGBH, the ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, stylized, family saga ...
Plot: high society, family relations, love affair, love and romance, society, forbidden love, unfulfilled love, couple relations, victorian england, parents and children, rich and poor, adultery ...
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Place: england, europe, london
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26%
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The Great Fire (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
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TV show
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Style: realistic, serious, captivating
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Style: serious, realistic, captivating, stylized, epic ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
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TV show
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Style: captivating, sentimental, realistic, serious, stylized ...
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Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
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TV show
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Style: stylized, realistic, serious, captivating
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26%
David Copperfield (1999)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 185 min.
TV show
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Style: serious, realistic, captivating, uplifting, emotional ...
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Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london
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25%
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Our Zoo (2014)
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Country: UK
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TV show
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Style: realistic, semi serious, captivating, sincere
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The Last Kingdom (2015)
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Style: epic, realistic, captivating, stylized, exciting ...
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The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1982)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
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TV show
Story: Young Nicholas Nickleby sets out to make his fortune in order to prevent his mother and sister from depending upon his uncle, Ralph Nicklby. But he finds his first job as master at a Yorkshire school to be cruel, and runs away with one of the ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, sentimental ...
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