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.
TV show
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, dignity, gloves, estate, obedience, masquerade, disguise, wig, candle ...
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, serious, captivating and stylized films and TV series with plots about society, family relations, politics, period piece, state affairs, intrigue and aristocrat mostly in History, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Clarissa: Aristocrats (1999), Toussaint Louverture (2012), Poldark (1975), 37 Days (2014), City of Vice (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Aristocrats (1999)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 300 min.
TV show
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: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: master and servant, politics, rich and poor, family relations, royal family, siblings relations, romance, state affairs, high society, infidelity, power relations, intrigue ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, georgian era
Place: england, ireland, europe
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Toussaint Louverture (2012)
Genre: History
Country: France
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
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: french colonialism, slavery, colonialism, slave
Time: 18th century
Place: haiti
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Poldark (1975)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: saga, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: countryside, estate, social differences, rich and poor, love triangle, romance, society, unfulfillment, siblings relations, homecoming, unfulfilled love, couple relations ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1700s, georgian era
Place: england, europe, britain, cornwall
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45%
Million Dollar American Princesses (2015)
Genre: History
Country: UK
TV show
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 ...
Style: factual, captivating, serious, witty
Plot: money, arranged marriage, aristocracy, elite, dowry, millionaire, aristocrat, wealth, wedding, inheritance, high society, heiress ...
Place: england
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43%
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37 Days (2014)
Genre: History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The story of what happened in the few weeks immediately preceding World War I.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: world war one, historical character, politics, head of state, assassination, state affairs, society, political unrest, negotiation, political thriller, diplomacy, summer ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1914
Place: england, europe, france, germany
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City of Vice (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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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Let Them Eat Cake (1999)
Genre: Comedy, History
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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, palace, innuendo, aristocrat, parody, chateau, homosexual, french revolution, satire, aristocracy, rivalry, farce ...
Time: 1700s, 1780s, 18th century
Place: france, versailles
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Catherine the Great (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: palace intrigue, russian history, historical character, empress, queen, russian empire, power struggle, ambitious woman, court intrigue, state affairs, lovers, female protagonist ...
Time: 18th century
Place: ottoman empire, russia
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A King for Burning (1993)
Genre: History
Country: Germany
Duration: 197 min.
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Story: "King of the Last Days" is a German television miniseries in 1993 about the 16th century Anabaptist rebellion in M√ľnster .
Plot: bible, branding, burned at the stake, religious persecution, public execution, female nudity, medieval
Place: germany
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Queen Insoo (2011)
Genre: History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 min.
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Story: Queen Insoo focuses on the fierce power struggle among three women in the royal court of the Joseon Dynasty.
Plot: joseon dynasty, historical figure, throne, crown, rise to power, ruler, royalty, dynasty, power struggle, royal court
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How We Got Here (2015)
Genre: History
Country: USA
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Story: A series examining entrepreneurship and technological advances in the U.S.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, clever
Plot: rise to the top, inventions and discoveries, americana, reenactment, society, archive footage, ambition, media
Time: 20th century, 19th century
Place: usa
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Banished (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, tense, realistic, captivating, epic
Plot: survival, confined, colonialism, life is a bitch, colony, danger, community, prison, moral dilemma, governor, control, brutality ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, georgian era
Place: australia, england, new south wales
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Frontier (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: atmospheric, suspense, exciting, harsh
Plot: native american, rivalry, fur, intrigue, trafficking, fight for supremacy, crimes, society, indigenous people, first nations, biracial
Time: 18th century
Place: canada
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The Seekers (1979)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: The sons and grandchildren of Philip Kent make a life for themselves in America.
Plot: publishing house, family relations, sibling, american revolution, dysfunctional family
Time: 18th century
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Wolf Hall (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
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: serious, captivating, stylized, factual, suspense ...
Plot: rise to the top, political intrigue, royal family, ambition, state affairs, manipulations, manipulation, society, politics, blind ambition, betrayal, dishonesty ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, europe, london
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Persuasion (1971)
Genre: History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 225 min.
TV show
Story: Adaptation of the Jane Austen novel.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: empire fashion, british navy, wooing, unfulfilled love, rich and poor, singleness, unfulfillment, romance, love and romance, hopes, master and servant, couples ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: europe, england
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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 ...
Style: touching, suspense, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: libertine, womanizer, older man younger woman relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity, sex scene, crush, unrequited love, tragic love, sex, free love, impossible love ...
Time: 18th century
Place: england, london
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The Charterhouse of Parma (1982)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: prison, aunt, french, soldier, swashbuckler
Time: 1810s
Place: italy
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Upstart Crow (2016)
Genre: Comedy, History
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
TV show
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: satirical, toilet humor, sitcom, light, entertaining ...
Plot: british history, satire, husband wife relationship, family relations, writers, british humour, poet, shakespeare, period piece, playwright, play
Time: 16th century
Place: england
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26%
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The Great Fire (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
TV show
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, prostitution, period piece ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, london
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Sons of Liberty (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 270 min.
TV show
Story: The story of a group of very different men fighting in the American Colonies for freedom, and how they will shape the future for the United States of America.
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: american revolution, human spirit, battles, leadership, political unrest, politics, rebelliousness, heroes, rebellion, state affairs, military, revolution ...
Time: 18th century
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston
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26%
Tudor Monastery Farm (2013)
Genre: Documentary, History
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
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, tudors, monastery, historian, friendship
Time: 15th century
Place: england
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Gunpowder (2017)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
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, religion, treason, execution, british royal family, assassination plot ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: england, scotland, britain
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26%
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The First Churchills (1969)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Based on Winston Churchill's biography of his ancestors.
Style: epic, stylized, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: politics, family life, family relations, family tradition, soldier, rise to the top, military, ambition, society, state affairs, leadership, royal family ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: england
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The Mill on the Floss (1978)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: Adaptation of the George Eliot novel.
Plot: aunt niece relationship, curse, father son relationship, painter, cousin cousin relationship, brother sister relationship, forbidden love, gypsy, gravestone, uncle nephew relationship, school teacher, hunchback ...
Time: victorian era
Place: britain
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1066: The Battle for Middle Earth (2009)
Genre: Action, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 150 min.
TV show
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: epic, exciting, captivating, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, war, military, rivalry, danger, state affairs, political unrest, king, invasion, cruelty, bravery, fight ...
Time: middle ages, 11th century
Place: england, europe, flanders, norway, normandy
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25%
The Adams Chronicles (1976)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Family Chronicles Drama, American
Style: epic
Plot: colonial america, diplomat, american revolution, u.s. president, ambassador, american history, president, secretary of state, historian
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 18th century
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Middlemarch (1994)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 375 min.
TV show
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, stylized, clever, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: hospital, inheritance, reform, politics, doctor, priest, intrigue, social differences, coming of age, dishonesty, romance, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe, rome italy
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25%
The Royal Exchange (2017)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Belgium, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1721, the Regent of France, wanting to seal the peace with Spain, offers to the Spanish King, a marriage between their respective heirs: Louis XV, age 11, and Maria Anna Victoria, the 4-year-old Spanish infanta. The Regent of France also offers ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, serious, scenic, thought provoking
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: king of france, child bride, princess, gay, union, intrigue, engagement, reconciliation, marriage engagement, monarchy, arranged marriage, palace intrigue ...
Time: 18th century
Place: versailles, spain, france
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24%
Call the Midwife (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: stylized, touching, sincere, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: convent, midwife, nurse, nun, child birth, childbirth, doctor, family life, family relations, friends, nursing, pregnancy ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 1960s, 60s, year 1961 ...
Place: england, london, europe
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24%