Movies and TV shows like Fingersmith

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Fingersmith (2005)
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Fingersmith (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 181 min.
Story: The lives of two young women collide in Victorian England when a trio of 'fingersmiths' (pick-pockets) concoct an elaborate scam to defraud a young heiress of her inheritance. The story alternates between the twisting back alleyways of Dickensian London and the cloistered gloom of a Gothic mansion in 1862. The story is an adaptation of Sarah Waters' Man Booker Prize nominated novel.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: lesbian, betrayal, lgbt, deception, marriage of convenience, abuse, class distinction, psychiatric ward, social differences, lesbian relationship, cons and scams, fall in love, love and romance, gays and lesbians, thief, dishonesty, society, crimes, power relations, maid, inheritance, sanity, lesbian love, lesbian kiss, lesbianism ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, victorian england
Place: england, europe, london

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Country: UK, Romania, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: psychological, serious, realistic, surprise ending
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Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe
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Our Mutual Friend (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 350 min.
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Style: captivating, serious, realistic
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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 ...
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Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, 1800s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Tipping the Velvet (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 177 min.
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Style: serious, touching, stylized, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, 1890s, victorian era
Place: england, europe
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
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Style: touching, semi serious, erotic, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: teens
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Country: UK, USA
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Country: UK
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Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Country: UK, USA
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Place: england, europe, britain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Country: UK
Duration: 57 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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