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, friendship, social differences, teaching the ways of the world, survival, rich and poor, life is a bitch, society, adulthood, child as adult, young heroes, boarding school, poverty, youth, family relations, betrayal, parents and children, grownups, coming of age, boarding school life, down on your luck, nightmare comes true, power relations, transportation, love ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, victorian era
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, orphan, social differences, power relations and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like David Copperfield: Great Expectations (1974), Great Expectations (1999), Goodbye, Mr. Chips (2002), Boy Called Twist (2004), Oliver Twist (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ⇓
95%
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 ⇓
85%
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 ⇓
81%
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 ⇓
63%
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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: atmospheric, touching, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, orphan, charles dickens, life is a bitch, youth, family relations, power relations, manic, step parent, adulthood, rich and poor, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 ⇓
57%
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 ⇓
53%
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, sincere, touching, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: street kid, juvenile delinquency, young heroes, danger, orphan, society, youth, crimes, dishonesty, life is a bitch, rich and poor, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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 ⇓
49%
 7.7
 735
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, realistic
Plot: social differences, teaching the ways of the world, master and servant, society, youth, estate, power relations, strong female presence, country girl, family relations, coming of age, female director ...
Time: 19th century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, gloomy ...
Plot: on the run, orphan, gambling, frame up, countryside, survival, downfall, addiction, society, mysterious character, unlikely criminals, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, drug abuse, boarding school, youth, life is a bitch, teenage life, society, social differences, parents and children, friends, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.8
 9K
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: realistic, romantic, melancholic, emotional, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: couple relations, orphan, romance, love triangle, fall in love, family relations, love and romance, love affair, rich and poor, parents and children, haunted by the past, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.2
 444
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: friendship, teenage life, self discovery, coming of age, youth, racism, social differences, lacrosse, family relations, interracial relations, power relations, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: realistic, captivating, touching, serious
Plot: social misfits, family relations, friendship, youth, society, parents and children, lgbt, coming of age, androgyny, leaving home, misfit, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.6
 308
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: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hopes, social differences, friendship, family relations, family life, unfulfilled love, introspection, friends, power relations, master and servant, servant, bittersweet ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.1
 822
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, sincere, touching, contemplative
Plot: hotel, social differences, obsession, human nature, rich and poor, society, social relations, master and servant, friendship, illiteracy, orphan, mentor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, goa india
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 6.4
 606
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: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: friendship, family relations, coming of age, life is a bitch, social misfits, youth, young heroes, teenage girl, teenage boy, down on your luck, siblings relations, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.3
 533
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, touching, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: corporal punishment, kids in trouble, orphan, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, friendship, teenage life, human spirit, boarding school life, family problems, hopes, society ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.5
 630
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: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: orphan, family relations, youth, life is a bitch, school, absent father, fight, responsibility, belief in god, down on your luck, siblings relations, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
My Friend Victoria (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Aged eight, Victoria spends a night in the home of a wealthy white family; years later, she encounters them again and her life is changed forever.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: family life, adoption, family relations, hopes, society, youth, parents and children, destiny, rich and poor, class differences, family reunited, orphan ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.2
 478
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, serious, realistic, uplifting, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, kids, teens
Plot: boarding school, orphan, family relations, society, youth, school, family life, power relations, kids in trouble, boarding school life, homelessness, smoking ...
Time: 19th century, 1930s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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: realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: friendship, prison, social differences, drug dealing, youth, society, gang, politics, crimes, life is a bitch, rich and poor, social decay ...
Time: 70s, 50s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: orphan, family relations, rebellion, hopes, society, life is a bitch, rich and poor, adoption, religions or cults, christian, pursuit, teacher ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.4
 3K
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 ⇓
30%
 7.3
 3K
The Rocket (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, Thailand, Laos
Duration: 100 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, touching, sincere, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: parents and children, contests and competitions, friendship, down on your luck, society, human spirit, post war, family relations, change of luck, youth, ex military, obsessive quest ...
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.5
 815
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Magnificent Ambersons (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The spoiled rotten and utterly unlikable rich kid George Amberson becomes horrified when his recently widowed mother rekindles her relationship with the wealthy Eugene Morgan, who she left decades earlier in order to marry George's father. As ...
Style: captivating, touching, atmospheric, emotional, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: family relations, mischievous children, downfall, family life, human nature, parents and children, dysfunctional family, couples, family problems, love and romance, romance, society ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, 1890s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%