Movies and TV shows like Clarissa

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Clarissa (1991)
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Clarissa (1991)
Genre: History
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Clarissa is a 1991 British period drama television miniseries starring Sean Bean, Saskia Wickham and Lynsey Baxter. It aired on the BBC in three hour-long episodes between 27 November and 11 December 1991. It was based on the 1749 novel Clarissa by Samuel Richardson.
Plot: deception, letter, prison, rape, church, dream, sword, brothel, sword fight, mask, fencing, duel, manipulation, brother sister relationship, ruse, runaway, arranged marriage, gloves, estate, obedience, masquerade, disguise, wig, candle, cruelty ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, georgian era
Place: england

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, captivating, serious and stylized films and TV series with plots about society, dishonesty, period piece, rivalry, romance, state affairs and politics mostly in History, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Clarissa: Toussaint Louverture (2012), Poldark (1975), Tudor Monastery Farm (2013), Aristocrats (1999), 37 Days (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Million Dollar American Princesses (2015)
Genre: History
Country: UK
Story: Elizabeth McGovern (Downtown Abbey) takes an in-depth look at the young American heiresses whose real life stories inspired the acclaimed TV drama "Downton Abbey." This series takes you from the late 1800s, when daughters of America's ...
Plot: american, elite, millionaire, dowry, society, aristocrat, money, privilege, country estate, aristocracy, arranged marriage, wealth
Place: england
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Toussaint Louverture (2012)
Genre: History
Country: France
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Toussaint opposes the Spanish army and joins the French troops. On Saint-Domingue he succeeds to push the English back. He proclames himself as the gouvernor of Saint-Domingue. To restore the economy he takes a bold descision. He calls for the ...
Plot: slavery, slave, colonialism
Time: 18th century
Place: haiti
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94%
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Poldark (1975)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Period drama series about the brooding rivalry between former soldier Ross Poldark and local industrialist George Warleggan, and the two women in their lives. Based on the books by Winston Graham.
Style: captivating, saga, realistic, serious
Plot: estate, countryside, unfulfillment, society, master and servant, love and romance, couple relations, homecoming, romance, power relations, couples, mine ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1780s, 1700s
Place: england, europe, britain, cornwall
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89%
Tudor Monastery Farm (2013)
Genre: History
Country: UK
Story: Historian Ruth Goodman and archaeologists Peter Ginn and Tom Pinfold turn the clock back 500 years to the early Tudor period to become tenant farmers on monastery land.
Plot: farming, monastery, tudors, friendship, historian
Time: 15th century
Place: england
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86%
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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: serious, captivating, realistic, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: master and servant, politics, rich and poor, family relations, royal family, siblings relations, state affairs, romance, high society, infidelity, power relations, intrigue ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, georgian era
Place: england, ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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37 Days (2014)
Genre: History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The story of what happened in the few weeks immediately preceding World War I.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: head of state, world war one, historical character, politics, assassination, society, state affairs, political unrest, negotiation, political thriller, diplomacy, summer ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1914
Place: england, europe, france, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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City of Vice (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: City of Vice is a British historical crime drama television series set in Georgian London and was first screened on 14 January 2008 on Channel 4. It is produced by Touchpaper Television part of the RDF Media Group. The series mixes fiction with fact ...
Style: captivating, serious, tense, suspense, rough ...
Plot: blind character, murder, fighting crime, crimes, rivalry, gang, prostitution, novelist, prostitute, brothel, police, partners against crime ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: london, england
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75%
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Tom Jones (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, History
Country: UK
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Tom loves Sophie and Sophie loves Tom. But Tom and Sophie are of differering classes. Can they find a way through the mayhem to be true to love?
Style: witty, saga, exciting, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: satire, true love, womanizer, hanging, sword fight, squire, rags to riches, tutor, breaking the fourth wall, adventure, manipulation, love and romance ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 1930s, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, europe, london, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Let Them Eat Cake (1999)
Genre: Comedy, History
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Let Them Eat Cake is a British sitcom that aired on BBC One in 1999. Starring Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders, it is one of the few programmes in which French and Saunders have appeared which they did not create themselves.
Style: sitcom, alternative comedy
Plot: maid, innuendo, palace, aristocrat, parody, wig, chateau, farce, satire, rivalry, aristocracy, servant ...
Time: 1700s, 1780s, 18th century
Place: france, versailles
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70%
The White Princess (2017)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The story of Elizabeth of York, the White Queen's daughter, and her marriage to the Lancaster victor, Henry VII. Based on the Philippa Gregory book of the same name.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, captivating, disturbing, exciting
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: arranged marriage, british royal family, monarchy, princess, palace intrigue, loveless marriage, royalty, secrets, romance, dishonesty, dual role, court intrigue ...
Time: 15th century, 1500s, 16th century
Place: england
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62%
Casanova, Last Love (2019)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The 45-year-old Casanova is in exile in London, where he meets a 25-year-old woman who is unimpressed by his overtures ...
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, libertine, womanizer, threesome, boat, dancing, taking a bath, flashback, earring, kiss, sex scene, dance scene ...
Time: 18th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
A King for Burning (1993)
Genre: History
Country: Germany
Duration: 197 min.
Story: "King of the Last Days" is a German television miniseries in 1993 about the 16th century Anabaptist rebellion in M√ľnster .
Plot: bible, burned at the stake, female nudity, public execution, religious persecution, branding, medieval
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Queen Insoo (2011)
Genre: History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Queen Insoo focuses on the fierce power struggle among three women in the royal court of the Joseon Dynasty.
Plot: historical figure, rise to power, royal court, crown, ruler, power struggle, royalty, joseon dynasty, dynasty, throne
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
How We Got Here (2015)
Genre: History
Country: USA
Story: A series examining entrepreneurship and technological advances in the U.S.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, clever
Plot: inventions and discoveries, rise to the top, americana, reenactment, society, archive footage, ambition, media
Time: 20th century, 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Catherine the Great (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: This four-part historical drama follows the end of Catherine the Great's reign and her affair with Russian military leader Grigory Potemkin that helped shape the future of Russian politics.
Style: based on true events, realistic, captivating, disturbing, stylized ...
Plot: russian history, palace intrigue, queen, russian empire, empress, power struggle, historical character, ambitious woman, court intrigue, state affairs, lovers, female protagonist ...
Time: 18th century
Place: ottoman empire, russia
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51%
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Upstart Crow (2016)
Genre: Comedy, History
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
Story: Comedy about the life and times of William Shakespeare as he starts to make a name for himself in London, whilst also trying to balance life as a husband and father for his family in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Style: sitcom, toilet humor, satirical
Plot: british history, satire, british humour, period piece, playwright, poet, play, husband wife relationship, writers, family relations, shakespeare
Time: 16th century
Place: england
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50%
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Wolf Hall (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 360 min.
Story: England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the King dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years and marry Anne Boleyn. The Pope and most of Europe oppose ...
Style: captivating, serious, stylized, suspense, factual ...
Plot: rise to the top, political intrigue, royal family, manipulation, state affairs, ambition, manipulations, betrayal, politics, society, dishonesty, blind ambition ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Persuasion (1971)
Genre: History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 225 min.
Story: Adaptation of the Jane Austen novel.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Audience: girls' night
Plot: unfulfillment, love and romance, romance, master and servant, hopes, wooing, unfulfilled love, singleness, rich and poor, bittersweet, couples, spinster ...
Time: victorian, 19th century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Samurai Marathon (2019)
Genre: History
Country: Japan, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The American imperialists are at the door and intruding on Japan. To assess and train his troops the lord of the land announces a marathon through the land crisscrossing shores, forests and the mountain. The shogunate in Edo was not approving and ...
Style: captivating, intense, bloody, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: samurai, marathon, cheating, swordsman, edo period, japanese woman, princess, american soldier, chase, spy, betrayal, identification ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
A Harlot's Progress (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Drama looking at artist William Hogarth and his relationship with the prostitute that inspired his most famous piece.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sexual, sexy ...
Plot: starvation, prostitute, orphan, jail, brothel, dominatrix, adultery, courtesan, artists and showbiz, reform, couples, power relations ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Great Fire (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Story: An insight into what happened on the night of 2 September 1666, the Great fire of London.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, based on true events
Plot: catastrophe, fire, save the day, chaos and mayhem, working class, escapades, danger, poverty, destruction, king, burning, period piece ...
Time: 17th century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Gunpowder (2017)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
Story: England, 1603. Elizabeth I is dead and King James of Scotland has taken the throne. With the country at war with catholic Spain, English catholics are persecuted and priests caught saying mass are punished with death. Several attempts have already ...
Style: factual, suspense, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: king of england, british history, planned murder, activist, catholic priest, catholic, parliament, execution, treason, religion, assassination plot, british royal family ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: england, scotland, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
1066: The Battle for Middle Earth (2009)
Genre: Action, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 150 min.
Story: October 14th, 1066 is the most famous date in English history. It is the year of TWO invasions of England, and in which three huge and bloody pitched battles were fought
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, captivating, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, military, war, rivalry, danger, state affairs, political unrest, bravery, cruelty, king, invasion, society ...
Time: middle ages, 11th century
Place: england, europe, flanders, normandy, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Banished (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: At its heart, Banished is a story of survival. Though it is set in the stark historical reality of the founding of the penal colony in Australia in 1788 after the arrival of the First Fleet, it is not the story of Australia and how it came to be. ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, captivating, epic
Plot: survival, confined, colonialism, life is a bitch, colony, danger, community, prison, moral dilemma, governor, control, brutality ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s
Place: australia, england
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22%
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Frontier (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The chaotic and violent struggle to control wealth and power in the North American fur trade in late 18th century Canada. Told from multiple perspectives, Frontier takes place in a world where business negotiations might be resolved with ...
Style: suspense, atmospheric, exciting, harsh
Plot: native american, rivalry, fur, fight for supremacy, trafficking, intrigue, crimes, society, indigenous people, first nations, biracial
Time: 18th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Charterhouse of Parma (1982)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Stendhal's epic tale of a young French officer in the Napoleonic wars, and his aunt - a duchess of legendary beauty and resourcefulness.
Plot: swashbuckler, aunt, soldier, prison, french
Time: 1810s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Empresses In The Palace (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Legend of Zhen Huan, also known as Hou Gong Zhen Huan Zhuan, is a Chinese television series based on the Internet novel of the same name. It first aired in China on 17 November 2011. It was announced in 2013 that the drama will be exported to ...
Plot: empress, love triangle, heir to the throne, chinese history, qing dynasty, female rivalry, prince, harem, scheming, chinese emperor, mistress, royal palace ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Hollow Crown (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The Hollow Crown is a series of British television films featuring William Shakespeare's History Plays. The first Season is an adaptation of Shakespeare's second historical tetralogy, the Henriad: Richard II, Henry IV, Part I and Henry ...
Style: serious, captivating, stylized, epic, harsh ...
Plot: royal family, king, prince, battles, political intrigue, power struggle, betrayal, queen, rivalry, ruler, heir heiress, society ...
Time: 15th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Call the Midwife (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Drama following the lives of a group of midwives working in the poverty-stricken East End of London during the 1950s, based on the best-selling memoirs of Jennifer Worth.
Style: sincere, touching, stylized, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: convent, nun, midwife, nurse, childbirth, child birth, friends, family relations, family life, nursing, pregnancy, home birth ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 1960s, 60s, year 1961 ...
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Middlemarch (1994)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 375 min.
Story: A BBC dramatization of George Eliot's classic novel about the lives and loves of a group of people living on the cusp of the Industrial Revolution in a small town named Middlemarch. These include young Doctor Lydgate, who arrives at Middlemarch ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, stylized ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: hospital, politics, inheritance, reform, priest, doctor, intrigue, social differences, love and romance, coming of age, society, rise to the top ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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