Movies like Great Expectations 1999

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Great Expectations (1999)
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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, Pip believes in a grand plan at the end of which he will be married to Estella. However, when the criminal from his childhood turns up one stormy night and reveals that he, Magwitch, is his benefactor, Pip finds his dreams crumbling. Although initially repulsed by his benefactor, Pip gradually becomes loyal to him and stays with him until his death.
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, captivating, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couple relations, social differences, romance, society, rise to the top, hopes, generosity, power relations, rags to riches, orphan, obsession, parents and children, destiny, love and romance, fall in love, haunted by the past, couples, coming of age, family relations, money, lawyer, criminal, domestic violence, mansion, blacksmith ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, london

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Most similar movies to Great Expectations

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and captivating films with plots about society, love and romance, social differences, romance, couples, family relations and fall in love mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Great Expectations: Wives and Daughters (1999), Jane Eyre (1997), Trishna (2011), Vanity Fair (2004), Jane Eyre (1983). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, love and romance, redemption, social differences, hopes, haunted by the past, unfulfilled love, rise to the top, benefactor, youth, coming of age ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, london
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Wives and Daughters (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 301 min.
TV show
Story: Elizabeth Gaskell's enchanting tale of romance, scandal, and intrigue in a gossipy English town comes to Masterpiece Theatre in a lavish four-part production of Wives and Daughters, adapted by celebrated screenwriter Andrew Davies.Davies, who ...
Style: uplifting, serious, clever, psychological, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, prejudice, love and romance, parents and children, aristocrat, parent child relationship, love triangle, fall in love, estate, secret marriage, gossip, marriage ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, 1830s, 1820s, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london, britain, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Great Expectations (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: 'Great Expectations' opens with Pip as a boy (played as an young man by newcomer Douglas Booth, 'The Pillars of the Earth') on the marshes near his home, where he encounters the desperate escapee Magwitch (Winstone). Pip is ...
Style: serious, realistic, twists and turns, atmospheric, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: orphan, generosity, lovers, rags to riches, convict, romance, inheritance, destiny, obsession, hopes, society, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian, 1820s, victorian era
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Great Expectations (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Loosely based on the Charles Dickens' classic novel, "Great Expectations" is a sensual tale of a young man's unforgettable passage into manhood, and the three individuals who will undeniably change his life forever. Through the ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, romantic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: childhood, artist, destiny, romance, fall in love, understanding, painting, stranger, inheritance, social differences, art, happy ending ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 90s, 80s, 19th century ...
Place: florida, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: rich and poor, rise to the top, criminal heroes, love and romance, boarding school life, destiny, unfulfilled love, teaching the ways of the world, social differences, haunted by the past, obsession, society ...
Time: victorian, 19th century
Place: england
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Jane Eyre (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Charlotte Bronte's classic novel is filmed yet again. The story of the Yorkshire orphan who becomes a governess to a young French girl and finds love with the brooding lord of the manor is given a standard romantic flare, but sparks do not seem ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, gothic, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: french, couples, fall in love, youth, society, estate, family relations, shyness, master and servant, love and romance, mystery, romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Trishna (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Sweden, India
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When her father is killed in a road accident, Trishna's family expect her to provide for them. The rich son of an entrepreneur starts to restlessly pursue her affections, but are his intentions as pure as they seem?
Style: sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious, ambiguous ending
Audience: girls' night
Plot: tragic love, rich and poor, injustice, culture clash, couple relations, fall in love, romance, love and romance, innocence lost, couples, power relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
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100%
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Vanity Fair (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, India
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Beautiful, funny, passionate, and calculating, Becky is the orphaned daughter of a starving English artist and a French chorus girl. She yearns for a more glamorous life than her birthright promises and resolves to conquer English society by any ...
Style: realistic, serious, melancholic, emotional, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: aristocrat, high society, ambition, rise to the top, social climbing, rich and poor, couple relations, blind ambition, romance, society, power relations, life turned upside down ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1820s, 1810s, 1800s ...
Place: england, europe, london, bombay india, brussels belgium ...
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100%
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Jane Eyre (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: After living a miserable life with her aunt, orphaned Jane Eyre is sent to Lowood, a residential school for children of limited means. Jane takes the advice of her friend and over many years takes her studies seriously, eventually advertising for a ...
Style: serious, stylized, sentimental, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, estate, governess, orphan, rich and poor, fall in love, couple relations, dark hero, society, social differences, blind character, power of love ...
Time: victorian, 19th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: captivating, realistic, serious, emotional, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: social differences, down on your luck, couple relations, family relations, couples, love and romance, master and servant, society, life is a bitch, rise to the top, parents and children, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london, venice, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
David Copperfield (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: An orphan with a rough childhood becomes a barrister.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: orphan, friendship, social differences, teaching the ways of the world, life is a bitch, young heroes, child as adult, survival, rich and poor, adulthood, society, boarding school ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, victorian era
Place: england
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36%
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Jane Eyre (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 230 min.
TV show
Story: In this version of Charlotte Brontë's novel, Jane Eyre (Georgie Henley), a poor relation in the household of her aunt, Mrs. Reed (Tara FitzGerald) is despatched into the care of the callous Mr Brocklehurst at his school at Lowood. As a young ...
Style: touching, gothic, atmospheric, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: couple relations, love affair, rich and poor, fall in love, unlikely couple, estate, love and romance, looking for love, social differences, romance, family secret, love story ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1930s, 18th century
Place: england, europe, britain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, family relations, power relations, parents and children, love affair, haunted by the past, rich and poor, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Tess of the D'Urbervilles (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Thomas Hardy's classic epic remains one of the most popular novels, this TV adaptation vividly depicts the powerful tale of a peasant girl whose life is torn apart by the love and jealousy of two men. Justine Waddell stars as the hapless Child ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, atmospheric, emotional
Plot: innocence lost, farming, village life, courtroom drama, village, couple relations, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry, society, life is a bitch, tragic love, love affair ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, 1800s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Séraphin: Heart of Stone (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Séraphin unfolds against the severe and achingly beautiful landscape of rural Quebec in 1889, where young lovers are torn from each other when a bankrupt shopkeeper forces his daughter into an arranged marriage to save his business. But true love ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy
Plot: greed, bankruptcy, love and romance, couples, couple relations, true love, young lovers, romance, parents and children, village life, family relations, small town ...
Time: 19th century
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, love affair, social differences, class differences, society, strong female presence, solace, butt naked, male nudity, male objectification, female protagonist
Time: victorian, victorian era, 19th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: emotional, touching, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: orphan, coming of age, disagreement, rich and poor, down on your luck, boarding school life, destiny, alcohol abuse, child in peril, young heroes, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, atmospheric, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: family relations, family life, mischievous children, downfall, society, romance, couples, family problems, social differences, parents and children, human nature, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, 1890s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Cet amour-l? (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Cet Amour-là is an intimate portrait of a legendary love affair. Set against the beauty of the Breton seaside, it is also a film that revels in the insights that Marguerite Duras' writing affords.
Style: psychological, emotional, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: fall in love, wartime life, couple relations, destiny, family relations, couples, love and romance, lifestyle, hopes, soldier, haunted by the past, destructive relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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26%
The Black Candle (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: At the turn of the century, a widow decides to set her dead husbands business back in the black column. Her efforts to get the mill going again, however, are somewhat submarined by problems with an employee who is accused of murder and her sister ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: factory, murder, false accusation, sculptor, abusive husband, sibling rivalry, mistress, romance, life is a bitch, intrigue, hopes, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Vanity Fair (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's novel. The first colour production from the BBC.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: manipulation, satire, power relations, life turned upside down, rise to the top, romance, society, couples, wooing, couple relations, social differences, rich and poor ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england
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26%
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Miss Julie (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A footman seduces a count's daughter. Adaptation of August Strindberg's famous play.
Style: contemplative, realistic, serious, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: social differences, couple relations, master and servant, society, love and romance, romance, betrayal, power relations, couples, seduction, victorian age, dog ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: sweden, europe
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26%
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Raja (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Morocco
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Raja is a nineteen year old orphan literally and figuratively scarred by life. Fred is an emotionally bankrupt westerner living amid his plush gardens and palm trees. Set against the backdrop of contemporary Marrakech, Raja is a cross-cultural drama ...
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: opposites attract, unlikely couple, fall in love, social differences, couples, love and romance, orphan, society, romance, youth, unfulfilled love, rich and poor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: morocco, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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: realistic, serious, captivating, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: coming of age, orphan, charles dickens, life is a bitch, youth, family relations, power relations, manic, step parent, adulthood, down on your luck, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london
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25%
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Jane Eyre (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After a bleak childhood, Jane Eyre goes out into the world to become a governess. As she lives happily in her new position at Thornfield Hall, she meet the dark, cold, and abrupt master of the house, Mr. Rochester. Jane and her employer grow close ...
Style: touching, gothic, captivating, atmospheric, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: unlikely couple, fall in love, social differences, couple relations, romance, forbidden love, estate, power of love, love and romance, master and servant, society, young woman ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1840s, 70s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Vanity Fair (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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, serious, realistic, stylized, sincere ...
Plot: manipulation, satire, orphan, life turned upside down, power relations, couple relations, social differences, rich and poor, strong female presence, social climbing, high society, couples ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Princess Kaiulani (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Lush scenery and gorgeous photography highlight this bio of Princess Ka'iulani (Q'Orianka Kilcher), a 19th-century Hawaiian princess raised in England but determined to maintain her people's independence from aggressive American ...
Style: emotional, sincere, epic, serious, realistic ...
Plot: fall in love, destiny, political unrest, life is a bitch, politics, youth, downfall, save the kingdom, princess, historical figure, social differences, redemption ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: hawaii, usa
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24%
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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
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24%
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Automatic (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Everyone falls into self destructive habits. Automatic lets us view a small cross-section of the lives of six characters as they struggle to break free from the automatic behavior that drives their lives.
Style: sincere, emotional, bleak, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: love and romance, sexual relations, couple relations, destiny, human nature, couples, family problems, hopes, womanizer, fall in love, siblings relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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24%
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Sofie (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Duration: 146 min.
Story: From 1886 to 1907 in the life of Sofie, a Jew in Copenhagen who is nearly 29, with no marital prospects, living with her loving parents
Style: talky, emotional, sincere, touching, contemplative ...
Plot: unfulfilled love, introspection, nudity (full frontal - brief), society, crumbling marriage, love and romance, unfulfillment, dishonesty, hopes, sexual content, strong female presence, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: europe, denmark
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