Movies like David Copperfield 2000

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David Copperfield (2000)
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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: touching, serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: orphan, coming of age, friendship, social differences, teaching the ways of the world, rich and poor, life is a bitch, society, adulthood, child as adult, young heroes, charles dickens, youth, poverty, survival, transportation, boarding school, betrayal, family relations, parents and children, grownups, down on your luck, boarding school life, nightmare comes true, power relations ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian
Place: england

Most similar movies to David Copperfield

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about society, family relations, youth, social differences, power relations, coming of age and orphan mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like David Copperfield: Great Expectations (1999), Great Expectations (1974), Boy Called Twist (2004), Goodbye, Mr. Chips (2002), Oliver Twist (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
David Copperfield (1999)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 185 min.
TV show
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: serious, realistic, captivating, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: charles dickens, coming of age, step parent, youth, stepfather stepson relationship, orphan, society, dishonesty, rise to the top, life is a bitch, manic, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
David Copperfield (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 120 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: captivating, realistic, serious, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, charles dickens, orphan, boarding school, family problems, family relations, disagreement, power relations, life is a bitch, young heroes, youth, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, semi serious, captivating
Plot: victorian england, poverty, orphan, aunt, child's point of view, charles dickens, kite, blackmail, maturation, friendship, guardian, survivor ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, future, 80s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: serious, emotional, sincere, captivating, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couple relations, social differences, romance, society, rise to the top, hopes, power relations, generosity, rags to riches, charles dickens, orphan, coming of age ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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, atmospheric, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rich and poor, charles dickens, dysfunctional family, social differences, family relations, injustice, power relations, life is a bitch, youth, society, rivalry, social decay ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Great Expectations (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 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: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, contemplative
Plot: youth, rich and poor, charles dickens, lifestyle, coming of age, orphan, criminal heroes, rise to the top, romance, hopes, love and romance, society ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Boy Called Twist (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The harrowing tale of a South African street-kid's search for love, based on Dickens' classic story. Growing up neglected in a rural orphanage, Twist escapes to the unpredictable freedom of Cape Town, where he falls in with Fagin's ...
Style: serious, touching, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: youth, street kid, juvenile delinquency, young heroes, life is a bitch, crimes, dishonesty, orphan, society, gang, rich and poor, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, sentimental, emotional, realistic
Plot: boarding school, dedicated educator, tragic hero, society, idealism, social differences, friendship, family relations, youth, teachers and students, husband wife relationship, teacher ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, year 1914, edwardian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 7.8
 798
Oliver Twist (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 386 min.
TV show
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: serious, realistic, emotional, bleak, gloomy
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: orphan, charles dickens, child abuse, child in peril, injustice, crimes, society, confined, coming of age, young heroes, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1830s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Making of a Lady (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: 1901:- Poor but intelligent Emily Fox Seton accepts a marriage proposal from the older Lord James Walderhurst,a widower pushed into providing an heir by his haughty aunt Maria,
Style: stylized, tense, clever, serious, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, love affair, malice, class differences, female protagonist, social differences, society, high society, deception, social problems, relationship problems, rich and poor ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Old Curiosity Shop (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A kindly shop owner whose overwhelming gambling debts allow a greedy landlord to seize his shop of dusty treasures. Evicted and with no way to pay his debts, he and his granddaughter flee.
Style: serious, psychological, emotional, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: on the run, frame up, gambling, orphan, countryside, downfall, survival, charles dickens, self discovery, addiction, life is a bitch, mysterious character ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Around the Fire (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Simon is an intelligent and privileged young man whose family expects him to become a Princeton graduate. Crying out for attention from his reserved and cool hearted family, Simon commits numerous petty crimes and is soon sent away to boarding ...
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, touching
Plot: rehabilitation, addiction, boarding school, youth, life is a bitch, teenage life, love and romance, society, friends, parents and children, social differences, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
A Hidden Life (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Young girl, born and raised in an isolated farm, is brought to a small town to live with her cousins, her only relatives. Once in town, she encounters great difficulty adapting to city life.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: country girl, social differences, master and servant, society, youth, teaching the ways of the world, strong female presence, estate, power relations, city life, social relations, lifestyle change ...
Time: 19th century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Jane Eyre (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Jane Eyre is an orphan cast out as a young girl by her aunt, Mrs. Reed, and sent to be raised in a harsh charity school for girls. There she learns to be come a teacher and eventually seeks employment outside the school. Her advertisement is ...
Style: romantic, melancholic, intense, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, love, happy ending, orphan, love triangle, fall in love, couple relations, power relations, family relations, love and romance, parents and children, haunted by the past ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Darker Than Midnight (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Davide is different from the other teenagers. Something makes him look like a girl. Davide is fourteen when he runs away from home. His intuition leads him to choose Villa Bellini, a park in Catania, as a refuge. The park is a world in itself, a ...
Style: serious, captivating, touching, realistic
Plot: social misfits, lgbt, friendship, family relations, parents and children, society, youth, gay, androgyny, coming of age, leaving home, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, sicily, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.5
 334
A Simple Heart (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Unable to forget her first love, Félicité, a simple and kind maid, devotes herself completely to her new master, Mathilde Aubain. As the passing of time doesn't heal her wounds, she gives love to all those who surround her: Mathilde's ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, emotional, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: servant, family relations, friendship, social differences, hopes, power relations, friends, family life, unfulfilled love, introspection, master and servant, women ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.2
 503
Toe to Toe (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Out on the lacrosse pitch, wealthy but troubled Jesse and poor but driven Tosha form an easy and deep bond, but their relationship is threatened once they enter the hallways of an elite prep school they attend in Washington, D.C. There, they must ...
Style: captivating, realistic, sentimental, psychological, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lacrosse, friendship, teenage life, self discovery, coming of age, social differences, racism, youth, woman, bittersweet, rich and poor, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Almost Brothers (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, Chile, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The strange friendship between two men of opposite social classes. Miguel is a senator. His childhood friend Jorge is a major drug-dealer. In the 1970s, they meet in prison: Miguel was there for political reasons, and Jorge, as a common criminal.
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, captivating, entertaining
Plot: friendship, prison, social differences, jail, friends, society, gang, politics, youth, drug dealing, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 50s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Our Mutual Friend (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 350 min.
TV show
Story: Intertwining tales of love, greed, and secret identities in Charles Dickens's 1860s London.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: charles dickens, victorian england, love, betrayal, inheritance, love and romance, life is a bitch, society, lifestyle, dishonesty, social differences, love affair ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Little Dorrit (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 357 min.
Story: A drama based on the novel by Charles Dickens which tells the story of Arthur Clennam who is thrown into a debtor's prison. There he meets a young seamstress whose father has been imprisoned for twenty-five years. A film in originally released ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, charles dickens, age difference, couples, family relations, love and romance, society, rise to the top, life is a bitch, master and servant, down on your luck, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe, venice, london, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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The Pool (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A boy in abject poverty works in a hotel and becomes obsessed with a swimming pool in the opulent hills of Panjim, Goa, India. His life gets turned upside-down when he attempts to meet the mysterious family who lives at the house.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, touching, sincere, contemplative
Plot: hotel, social differences, obsession, rich and poor, human nature, social relations, society, master and servant, friendship, illiteracy, orphan, poverty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, goa india
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Great Expectations (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Miss Havisham, a wealthy spinster who wears an old wedding dress and lives in the dilapidated Satis House, asks Pip's "Uncle Pumblechook" (who is actually Joe's uncle) to find a boy to play with her adopted daughter Estella. Pip ...
Style: captivating, emotional, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: generosity, unfulfilled love, orphan, charles dickens, love and romance, redemption, social differences, hopes, rise to the top, haunted by the past, youth, benefactor ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 635
Vegas (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 110 min.
Story: You don't choose your family. You choose your friends. Vegas is the story of Thomas, Marianne and Terje - three teenagers with nowhere to go.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: family relations, friendship, coming of age, life is a bitch, young heroes, youth, social misfits, child abuse, teenage boy, teenage girl, foster child, violent father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.2
 569
Little Men (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In this adaptation of the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott, two street kids from Boston find themselves at Plumfield, a rural boarding school run by Jo and her husband -- and they soon learn academic and life lessons they won't ever forget.
Style: feel good, emotional, unusual plot structure, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: kids, teens, girls' night, family outing
Plot: muppets, mentor, redemption, stereotypes, interracial romance, vigilante, video game, vengeance, love, happy ending, fantasy world, disney ...
Time: 1930s, 19th century
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.3
 703
Abel's Field (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Seth McArdle (Samuel Davis) is a high school senior with an especially full plate. Not only must he navigate the usual social and academic pitfalls of high school, but he has to contend with his young twin sisters, serving as de facto parent in the ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, christian film
Plot: absent father, orphan, family relations, youth, life is a bitch, school, fight, belief in god, responsibility, death of mother, christian, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1982)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 540 min.
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 ...
Plot: charles dickens, single parent, boarding school, family relations, friendship, boarding school life, dysfunctional family, social differences, down on your luck, rich and poor, family in danger, siblings relations ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.2
 588
Abandoned (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Áron is a happy child in his family. But at some point things take a different turn, and his mother starts to lose her health rapidly. As this happens, the man in charge decides what's best for Áron without consulting the young boy's ...
Style: uplifting, serious, sincere, touching, art house ...
Plot: corporal punishment, kids in trouble, orphan, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, friendship, teenage life, boarding school life, human spirit, family problems, society, hopes ...
Time: 60s
Place: hungary, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Home Beyond the Sun (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Home Beyond the Sun is the story of persecution, faith, and freedom escaping a world of fear. A bible college student, Jenna goes to teach in an area of China where her faith is forbidden. She discovers an orphanage and befriends a Chinese orphan, ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: orphan, family relations, rebellion, rich and poor, adoption, life is a bitch, hopes, society, religions or cults, christian, teacher, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.3
 3K
The Rocket (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, Thailand, Laos
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set against the lush backdrop of rural Laos, this spirited drama tells the story of scrappy ten-year-old Ahlo, who yearns to break free from his ill-fated destiny. After his village is displaced to make way for a massive dam, Ahlo escapes with his ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, sincere, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: youth, down on your luck, parents and children, contests and competitions, friendship, society, human spirit, family relations, change of luck, post war, children, little boy ...
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%