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 era, victorian, 19th century
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, orphan, power relations and coming of age 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.
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, gloomy, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: orphan, coming of age, family relations, child in peril, rich and poor, down on your luck, boarding school life, destiny, alcohol abuse, young heroes, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: atmospheric, touching, sentimental, semi serious, captivating
Plot: victorian england, orphan, child's point of view, aunt, poverty, betrayal, friendship, guardian, society, social differences, survivor, maturation ...
Time: 1800s, 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 80s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
David Copperfield (1999)
Genre: Drama
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: uplifting, captivating, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: coming of age, orphan, step parent, charles dickens, stepfather stepson relationship, social differences, down on your luck, rise to the top, dishonesty, society, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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: contemplative, realistic, serious, emotional, touching
Plot: rich and poor, rise to the top, love and romance, hopes, criminal heroes, lifestyle, coming of age, generosity, once in a lifetime opportunity, family relations, humble, youth ...
Time: victorian, victorian era, 19th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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, sentimental, atmospheric, uplifting, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rich and poor, social differences, dysfunctional family, society, rivalry, youth, life is a bitch, injustice, power relations, family relations, social decay, siblings relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1800s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, 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, haunted by the past, fall in love ...
Time: victorian era, victorian, 19th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 ⇓
62%
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1982)
Genre: Drama
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: captivating, touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, boarding school, single parent, rich and poor, family in danger, down on your luck, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, injustice, power relations, friendship, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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, emotional, sincere, 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 ⇓
60%
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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, bleak, gloomy, emotional
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, child abuse, injustice, society, crimes, life is a bitch, confined, young heroes, youth, danger, coming of age, apprentice ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1830s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, frame up, gambling, countryside, survival, downfall, addiction, unlikely criminals, life is a bitch, society, mysterious character ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, love and romance, social differences, parents and children, friends, society ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: realistic, romantic, melancholic, emotional, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: orphan, romance, love triangle, fall in love, couple relations, power relations, love and romance, love affair, parents and children, rich and poor, haunted by the past, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, clever, serious, tense, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, love affair, social differences, class differences, society, female protagonist, life is a bitch, deception, rich and poor, relationship problems, malice, high society ...
Time: victorian era, victorian, 19th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: social differences, country girl, society, master and servant, youth, teaching the ways of the world, strong female presence, power relations, estate, family relations, relationships, city life ...
Time: 19th century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 463
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, psychological, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, self discovery, teenage life, racism, youth, social differences, lacrosse, high school life, family relations, friends, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, society, family relations, parents and children, friendship, youth, lgbt, coming of age, androgyny, leaving home, misfit, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.6
 324
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, family relations, social differences, friendship, friends, power relations, family life, unfulfilled love, introspection, master and servant, servant, bittersweet ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: touching, sincere, thought provoking, realistic, contemplative
Plot: hotel, social differences, obsession, human nature, rich and poor, social relations, society, master and servant, friendship, orphan, illiteracy, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india, goa india
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, captivating, entertaining
Plot: friendship, prison, social differences, society, gang, crimes, politics, life is a bitch, youth, drug dealing, friends, rich and poor ...
Time: 70s, 50s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.2
 562
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, friendship, teenage life, human spirit, boarding school life, orphan, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, parents and children, dysfunctional family, custody ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, christian film
Plot: orphan, family relations, life is a bitch, youth, school, absent father, fight, responsibility, belief in god, power relations, down on your luck, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.3
 518
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, uplifting, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, kids, teens
Plot: family relations, orphan, boarding school, society, youth, family life, school, power relations, kids in trouble, boarding school life, homelessness, smoking ...
Time: 19th century, 1930s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: orphan, family relations, rebellion, hopes, life is a bitch, society, adoption, rich and poor, religions or cults, christian, teacher, pursuit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: captivating, realistic, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: charles dickens, inheritance, betrayal, life is a bitch, lifestyle, society, dishonesty, love and romance, social differences, love affair, power relations, victorian england ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: interracial couple, family life, adoption, family relations, hopes, society, youth, parents and children, destiny, rich and poor, class differences, family reunited ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.5
 627
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, teenage boy, teenage girl, child abuse, siblings relations, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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, sincere, touching, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: down on your luck, parents and children, contests and competitions, human spirit, friendship, society, youth, change of luck, family relations, post war, ex military, friends ...
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.5
 965
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, stylized, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: working class, workplace, society, factory worker, factory, life is a bitch, rich and poor, power relations, realism, social differences, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: generosity, orphan, unfulfilled love, redemption, social differences, love and romance, haunted by the past, rise to the top, hopes, benefactor, coming of age, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%