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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, thief, lgbt, deception, marriage of convenience, abuse, class distinction, psychiatric ward, love and romance, fall in love, social differences, gays and lesbians, cons and scams, lesbian relationship, crimes, inheritance, maid, society, dishonesty, power relations, sanity, destiny, mental institution, first love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era
Place: england, london, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, stylized and sincere films and TV series with plots about love and romance, couples, society, romance, social differences, couple relations and fall in love mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like Fingersmith: Our Mutual Friend (1998), Affinity (2008), The Way We Live Now (2001), Tipping the Velvet (2002), I Can't Think Straight (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, captivating, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: betrayal, inheritance, love and romance, power relations, life is a bitch, society, social differences, lifestyle, love affair, dishonesty, greed, unrequited love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london
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Affinity (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Romania, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A grieving upper class woman becomes a "Lady Visitor" at Millbank prison, hoping to escape her troubles and be a guiding figure in the lives of the female prisoners. Of all her friendships with prisoners, she is most fascinated by Selina - ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, surprise ending
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Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, witty, biting, realistic
Plot: society, intrigue, lifestyle, rich and poor, prejudice, fall in love, couples, love and romance, life is a bitch, rise to the top, couple relations, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, 1800s, victorian era
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Tipping the Velvet (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 177 min.
Story: Set in the 1890s, Tipping the Velvet tells the lesbian love affair between male impersonator music hall star Kitty Butler and Nan Astley.
Style: touching, sexy, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, sexual relations, fall in love, love and romance, performer's life, cross dressing, lesbian interest, gays and lesbians, coming of age, gender, self discovery, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, 1890s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
I Can't Think Straight (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: I Can't Think Straight is a 2007 romance movie about a London-based Jordanian of Palestinian descent, Tala, who is preparing for an elaborate wedding. A turn of events causes her to have an affair and subsequently fall in love with another ...
Style: sincere, semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic
Plot: coming out, lesbian, gays and lesbians, lgbt, fall in love, true love, family tradition, self discovery, romance, love and romance, gender, closeted homosexual ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, middle east, london, jordan
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Loving Annabelle (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Annabelle is the wise-beyond-her-years newcomer to an exclusive Catholic girls school. Having been expelled from her first two schools she's bound to stir some trouble. Sparks fly though when sexual chemistry appears between her and the Head of ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, emotional, erotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lesbian, coming out, forbidden love, teachers and students, lgbt, love affair, boarding school life, couples, college life, school, gays and lesbians, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne
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Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
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Plot: betrayal, friendship, romance, couples, love affair, fall in love, society, unfulfilled love, adultery, secret, father daughter relationship, unrequited love ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, sincere, serious, witty, stylized ...
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Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: realistic, stylized, serious, emotional, touching ...
Plot: feminism, lesbian, lesbian relationship, unfulfillment, friends, unfulfilled love, love and romance, gays and lesbians, friendship, forbidden love, gender, homosexuality ...
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The Forsyte Saga (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
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Duration: 276 min.
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Style: touching, stylized, realistic, serious
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Time: 19th century, 20s, victorian, 20th century, 1900s ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Daniel Deronda (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
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Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian, 1870s, victorian era
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 469 min.
Story: In the 1840s, Cranford is ruled by the ladies. They adore good gossip; and romance and change is in the air, as the unwelcome grasp of the Industrial Revolution rapidly approaches their beloved rural market-town.
Style: sincere, atmospheric, clever, stylized, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 19th century, victorian, 1840s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Crimson Petal and the White (2011)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Eloïse's Lover (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Mansfield Park (1983)
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Duration: 261 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Country: France, USA, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Austria
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
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Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s, victorian era, victorian england
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Sugar Rush is an Emmy Award–winning British television comedy drama series developed by Shine Limited and broadcast by Channel 4, based on the Julie Burchill novel of the same name. It is centred around the life of a 15 year old lesbian Kim ...
Style: sexy, feel good, realistic, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen drama
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Wuthering Heights (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 142 min.
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Audience: girls' night, date night
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Time: 19th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Country: UK, USA
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Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 18th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, britain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Sense & Sensibility (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 57 min.
Story: This is the acclaimed 2008 BBC adaptation of the famous Jane Austen novel. While it originally aired as a 3-part miniseries, this home video release includes a single uninterrupted version of the entire film.
Style: romanticism, classic literature, sincere, sweet, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
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Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe, london, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Far Pavilions (1984)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 315 min.
Story: Story of forbidden love in 1800's India set against the revolution for India's freedom from England.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: forbidden love, adventure, love triangle, politics, betrayal, fall in love, royal family, heroes, love affair, couples, dishonesty, political unrest ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: india, england, asia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Glass Virgin (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, sexual
Plot: friendship, society, prostitute, working class, coming of age, couples, family life, self discovery, youth, romance, family relations, love and romance
Time: 19th century, 1870s, victorian era
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Jane Eyre (1983)
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Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, stylized
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Lark Rise to Candleford (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 53 min.
Story: Set in the small hamlet of Lark Rise and the wealthier neighbouring market town, Candleford, the series chronicles the daily lives of farm-workers, craftsmen and gentry at the end of the 19th Century. Lark Rise to Candleford is a love letter to a ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious, stylized
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s, victorian era
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%