Movies and TV shows like David Copperfield

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David Copperfield (1999)
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David Copperfield (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 185 min.
Story: Charles Dickens' haunting semi-autobiographical tale of a boy who is sent away by his stepfather after his mother dies but manages to triumph over incredible adversities.
Style: touching, uplifting, atmospheric, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic
Plot: orphan, coming of age, charles dickens, youth, family relations, rich and poor, life is a bitch, step parent, social differences, society, dishonesty, adulthood, rise to the top, manic, down on your luck, power relations, street kid, school, lawyer, writers, forbidden love, death, betrayal, baby, child abuse ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london

Most similar movies to David Copperfield

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and touching films and TV series with plots about society, social differences, family relations, power relations, rich and poor, life is a bitch and youth mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like David Copperfield: Oliver Twist (1999), Little Dorrit (2008), Our Mutual Friend (1998), Oliver Twist (2007), Great Expectations (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Oliver Twist (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 386 min.
Story: Based on Charles Dickens' novel, this adaptation traces the childhood of an orphan whose mother dies giving birth to him in an English work-house in the 1820s.
Style: emotional, gloomy, bleak, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, child abuse, society, young heroes, coming of age, youth, child in peril, rich and poor, social differences, kidnapping, down on your luck, confined ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1830s, victorian era
Place: london, england, europe
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Little Dorrit (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 420 min.
Story: The series tells the story of Amy Dorrit, who spends her days earning money for the family and looking after her proud father, who is a long term inmate of Marshalsea debtors' prison in London. Amy and her family's world is transformed ...
Style: sincere, captivating, atmospheric, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: poverty, life is a bitch, debt, uncover truth, young woman, secret, society, family secret, struggle, down on your luck, dying, charles dickens ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 540 min.
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: sentimental, emotional, touching, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, boarding school, single parent, friendship, dysfunctional family, rich and poor, family in danger, boarding school life, injustice, power relations, down on your luck, siblings relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
David Copperfield (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A made for TV movie of the Charles Dickens' classic novel, turns Dickens' picaresque tale into an extended flashback, with David Copperfield Robin Phillips as a young man, brooding on a deserted beach, recalling his youth. The characters ...
Style: touching, gloomy, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: orphan, coming of age, destiny, rich and poor, family problems, family relations, power relations, disagreement, child in peril, young heroes, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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David Copperfield (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: An orphan with a rough childhood becomes a barrister.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: orphan, friendship, social differences, teaching the ways of the world, life is a bitch, young heroes, rich and poor, survival, child as adult, adulthood, society, boarding school ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, victorian era
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Our Mutual Friend (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 350 min.
Story: Intertwining tales of love, greed, and secret identities in Charles Dickens's 1860s London.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: inheritance, betrayal, charles dickens, dishonesty, power relations, society, life is a bitch, love and romance, lifestyle, social differences, love affair, dancing ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, victorian england
Place: london, england, europe
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66%
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Oliver Twist (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 176 min.
Story: Oliver is born into poverty and misfortune - the son of an unmarried mother, who dies shortly after his birth. He is soon delivered to the workhouse, where the cruel Mr. Bumble oversees children tormented by starvation and suffering. When Oliver ...
Style: touching, sentimental, captivating, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: orphan, thief, social decay, friendship, street kid, injustice, society, danger, life is a bitch, youth, theft, child abuse ...
Time: victorian england, 19th century, victorian
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Great Expectations (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: 'Great Expectations' opens with Pip as a boy (played as an young man by newcomer Douglas Booth, 'The Pillars of the Earth') on the marshes near his home, where he encounters the desperate escapee Magwitch (Winstone). Pip is ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: orphan, generosity, lovers, rags to riches, convict, romance, inheritance, social differences, obsession, hopes, redemption, destiny ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, 1820s, victorian era
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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The Mill (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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, stylized, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: working class, workplace, life is a bitch, society, factory worker, factory, realism, parents and children, family relations, rich and poor, mechanic, workplace situations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england
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62%
Great Expectations (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 168 min.
Story: A young boy called Pip stumbles upon a hunted criminal who threatens him and demands food. A few years later, Pip finds that he has a benefactor. Imagining that Miss Havisham, a rich lady whose adopted daughter Estella he loves, is the benefactor, ...
Style: emotional, serious, captivating, sincere, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couple relations, social differences, society, rise to the top, romance, power relations, generosity, hopes, rags to riches, orphan, parents and children, couples ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A fresh and distinctive take on Charles Dickens’ semi-autobiographical masterpiece, The Personal History of David Copperfield, set in the 1840s, chronicles the life of its iconic title character as he navigates a chaotic world to find his elusive ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, sentimental, captivating, semi serious
Plot: aunt, orphan, poverty, betrayal, friendship, society, child's point of view, survivor, guardian, maturation, social differences, boarding school life ...
Time: 1800s, 19th century, victorian, victorian england
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Vanity Fair (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's novel. The first colour production from the BBC.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: manipulation, satire, couple relations, wooing, ambition, rise to the top, society, social differences, rich and poor, life turned upside down, power relations, couples ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Adaptation of the Dickens novel.
Style: serious, uplifting, sentimental, atmospheric, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rich and poor, dysfunctional family, social differences, injustice, family relations, society, youth, rivalry, siblings relations, social decay, power relations, down on your luck ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Vanity Fair (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: This faithful BBC adaptation once again brings William Makepeace Thackeray's classic satirical novel to the screen. Becky Sharp (Natasha Little) is a beautiful, clever and poor girl determined to earn a higher place in society at any cost. The ...
Style: captivating, stylized, sincere, witty, serious ...
Plot: orphan, manipulation, satire, love and romance, blind ambition, romance, society, rise to the top, manipulations, ambition, dishonesty, rich and poor ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Great Expectations (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Charles Dickens' classic tale of Pip, a poor orphan who befriends an escaped convict and who grows up in the company of a bitter old woman, Miss Havisham, and her haughty young ward, Estella. Pip learns the rewards of both vindictiveness and ...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: rich and poor, generosity, power relations, family relations, boarding school life, destiny, unfulfilled love, teaching the ways of the world, social differences, haunted by the past, obsession, humble ...
Time: victorian, 19th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Wives and Daughters (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 301 min.
Story: Elizabeth Gaskell's enchanting tale of romance, scandal, and intrigue in a gossipy English town comes to Masterpiece Theatre in a lavish four-part production of Wives and Daughters, adapted by celebrated screenwriter Andrew Davies.Davies, who ...
Style: uplifting, serious, clever, psychological, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, prejudice, love and romance, aristocrat, parents and children, love triangle, fall in love, couple relations, gossip, secret marriage, marriage, parent child relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1820s, 1830s
Place: england, europe, britain, london, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Masterpiece Theatre: Bleak House (1985)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 391 min.
Story: Adaptation of the Dickens novel.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, bleak, stylized
Plot: lawsuit, family relations, orphan, murder, charles dickens, society, legal action, rivalry, journalism, introspection, human nature, destiny ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Rag Nymph (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Seperated from her prostitute mother as the woman flees on foot down the filthy mid-19th century streets of Newcastle from the police, ten year old Millie is taken under the wing of rag lady Aggie Winkovski and her crippled helper, Ben. Young Millie ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious
Plot: pimp, friendship, prostitute, teenage life, down on your luck, bittersweet, homeless, kids in trouble, friends, starting over, orphan, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, victorian era, victorian england
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Dickensian (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Dickensian intertwines the realm of fictional characters in Charles Dickens’ novels—including Scrooge, Fagin and Miss Havisham—in half-hour episodes, as their lives intertwine in 19th century London. The Old Curiosity Shop sits next door to ...
Style: captivating, stylized, atmospheric, serious
Plot: charles dickens, murder, crimes, investigation, police, family relations, period piece
Time: 19th century, victorian england, 1840s, victorian era
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Way We Live Now (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 300 min.
Story: The Way We Live Now is a 2001 four-part television adaptation of the Anthony Trollope novel The Way We Live Now. The serial was first broadcast on the BBC and was directed by David Yates, written by Andrew Davies and produced by Nigel ...
Style: serious, realistic, biting, witty, captivating ...
Plot: lifestyle, intrigue, society, rich and poor, rise to the top, fall in love, power relations, life is a bitch, prejudice, greed, social differences, ambition ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1800s, victorian england
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 159 min.
Story: Based on a little known 1848 novel by Anne Bronte, Tara Fitzgerald stars as an enigmatic young woman who moves to 19th Century Yorkshire with a young son. Distancing herself from everyone in the village and their prying questions, she remains ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: romance, new beginning, troubled marriage, infidelity, love affair, rich and poor, downfall, betrayal, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, love and romance, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Martin Chuzzlewit (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 385 min.
Story: Martin Chuzzlewit is an old man with a large fortune and an even larger set of family and friends. A portrait of greed and selfishness, this magnificent adaptation of Dickens' comic masterpiece features an all-star cast.
Style: captivating, stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: blackmail, inheritance, charles dickens, social relations, cheating, innocence lost, manipulation, devious, tribe, mercenary, ambition, manipulations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
To Serve Them All My Days (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 673 min.
Story: David Powlett-Jones has just returned to England from the trenches of WWI. He was injured and shell-shocked and, after a spell in hospital he gets a job teaching in a boys boarding school in S.W. England. He is not at all sure he can do the job, but ...
Style: realistic, serious, talky, clever, touching
Plot: boarding school, teachers and students, working class, human spirit, soldier, dedicated educator, ambition, society, fighting the system, politics, college, wartime life ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 1910s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Goodbye, Mr. Chips (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the later years of the nineteenth century Latin master Mr. Chipping is the mainstay of Brookfields boys boarding school, a good teacher and a kindly person but he is considered to be married to the job so that it is a surprise when, on a walking ...
Style: serious, touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic
Plot: boarding school, dedicated educator, tragic hero, social differences, idealism, friendship, society, youth, family relations, teachers and students, husband wife relationship, school ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, edwardian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Wingless Bird (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: On the eve of World War I, Agnes Conway manages both the business and the problems of her troubled family. She finds the strength to break class barriers and help her sister Jessie marry a good boy from a family of dockside toughs. Is she strong ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: rich and poor, world war one, romance, dishonesty, betrayal, love and romance, couples, power relations, family relations, society, master and servant, social differences ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Outcast (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set in post-war Britain, ten year-old Lewis Aldridge is grief-stricken as he struggles to cope with the death of his beloved mother. Left under the care of his emotionally distant father Gilbert, whom he barely knows and who quickly remarries, Lewis ...
Style: captivating, touching, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, teenage life, family problems, coming of age, life is a bitch, estrangement, youth, death of mother, dealing with death, dysfunctional family, death in the family, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
A Dance to the Music of Time (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 416 min.
Story: Anthony Powell's 12 volume novel sequence "A Dance to the Music of Time" has been dramatised for television.
Style: stylized, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: high society, couple relations, power relations, couples, social relations, dishonesty, society, lifestyle, nudity (full frontal - brief), rich and poor, social differences, world war two ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Upstairs, Downstairs (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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, stylized, serious
Plot: maid, butler, wealth, high society, rich and poor, master and servant, lifestyle, couples, social differences, family life, couple relations, power relations ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 1930s, 1920s, 30s ...
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Berkeley Square (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Three young women from very different backgrounds meet, become friends and share experiences when they all gain positions as nannies in the wealthy households of London's exclusive Berkeley Square.
Style: clever, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: nanny, butler, child abuse, master and servant, love and romance, society, youth, babies and infants, social differences, friendship, lifestyle, bittersweet ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, 90s, edwardian era
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Lilies (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Lilies is a British period-drama television series, written by Heidi Thomas, which ran for one eight-episode series in early 2007 on BBC One. The show's tagline was "Liverpool, 1920. Three girls on the edge of womanhood, a world on the ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, sexual ...
Plot: family relations, sister sister relationship, post war, family problems, life is a bitch, society, youth, parents and children, working class, bittersweet, poverty, slum ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: liverpool, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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