Movies like Great Expectations 2012

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Great Expectations (2012)
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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 begins to visit Miss Havisham and Estella, with whom he falls in love,then Pip a humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.
Style: captivating, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy, stylized
Plot: generosity, orphan, love and romance, social differences, redemption, hopes, haunted by the past, rise to the top, unfulfilled love, benefactor, youth, obsession, romance, destiny, fall in love, society, humble, coming of age, charles dickens, dancing, horse, recluse, inheritance, cemetery, boat ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
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 realistic, serious, emotional and captivating films with plots about love and romance, society, romance, social differences, couples, fall in love and love mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like Great Expectations: Lark Rise to Candleford (2008), Jane Eyre (2011), The Great Gatsby (2013), Oscar and Lucinda (1997), Wuthering Heights (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Lark Rise to Candleford (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 53 min.
TV show
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: sincere, sentimental, realistic, stylized, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: english countryside, village life, friendship, hopes, society, family business, social relations, father son relationship, love and romance, village, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1800s
Place: england, europe, britain
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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, stranger, inheritance, understanding, painting, social differences, art, happy ending ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 90s, 80s, 19th century ...
Place: florida, new york, usa
⇓ 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 era, victorian, 1820s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, sincere, captivating, 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, 19th century, victorian
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, forbidden love, romance, estate, power of love, love and romance, master and servant, society, young woman ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1840s, 70s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Great Gatsby (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby's nouveau riche ...
Style: stylized, sentimental, serious, bad ending, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: high society, loneliness, obsession, millionaire, love and romance, love triangle, destructive relationship, american dream, social differences, obsessive love, party, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, long island, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Oscar and Lucinda (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Australia, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: After a childhood of abuse by his evangelistic father, misfit Oscar Hopkins becomes an Anglican minister and develops a divine obsession with gambling. Lucinda Leplastrier is a rich Australian heiress shopping in London for materials for her newly ...
Style: captivating, touching, surreal, melancholic, semi serious ...
Plot: gambling, obsession, wager, inheritance, fall in love, friendship, introspection, love and romance, obsessive quest, college, ship, murder ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1800s
Place: australia, england, europe, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Wuthering Heights (1992)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Young orphan Heathcliff is adopted by the wealthy Earnshaw family and moves into their estate, Wuthering Heights. Soon, the new resident falls for his compassionate foster sister, Cathy. The two share a remarkable bond that seems unbreakable until ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, melancholic, serious, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, social differences, obsession, destructive relationship, love triangle, revenge, orphan, master and servant, haunted by the past, betrayal, opposites attract ...
Time: 19th century, georgian era, 18th century, 70s
Place: england, europe
⇓ 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: contemplative, realistic, serious, touching, emotional
Plot: rich and poor, humble, once in a lifetime opportunity, power relations, boarding school life, destiny, unfulfilled love, teaching the ways of the world, social differences, haunted by the past, obsession, generosity ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couples, family relations, social differences, love and romance, master and servant, society, life is a bitch, rise to the top, parents and children, fall in love, couple relations, down on your luck ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london, venice, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.4
 2K
The Maid (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An emotionally troubled teenager gets into a passionate relationship with the older French woman working in his father's house.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, serious
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, love affair, french maid, love and romance, romance, unlikely couple, fall in love, family relations, haunted by the past, sexual content, coming of age, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 310K
Les Mis?rables (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Musical, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: An adaptation of the successful stage musical based on Victor Hugo's classic novel set in 19th-century France, in which a paroled prisoner named Jean Valjean seeks redemption.
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, serious, suspense ...
Plot: redemption, revolution, prostitute, fall in love, rebellion, convict, mayor, haunted by the past, obsessive quest, french revolution, orphan, historical character ...
Time: 19th century, 1930s
Place: france, paris france, europe, 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, power relations, love and romance, parents and children, love affair, haunted by the past, rich and poor, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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, youth, society, fall in love, estate, power relations, childhood, love triangle, couple relations, rich and poor, haunted by the past ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, victorian england
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.9
 7K
Onegin (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the opulent St. Petersburg of the Empire period, Eugene Onegin is a jaded but dashing aristocrat - a man often lacking in empathy, who suffers from restlessness, melancholy and, finally, regret. Through his best friend Lensky, Onegin is ...
Style: atmospheric, clever, realistic, contemplative, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, fall in love, unfulfillment, love and romance, unfulfilled love, couple relations, love affair, obsession, tragic love, unrequited love, countryside, book ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, victorian era, 18th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg, london, tokyo
⇓ 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, intrigue, romance, rich and poor, infidelity, social differences, fall in love, love affair, tragic love, love and romance, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, victorian england, 1800s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Far from the Madding Crowd (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy, Far from the Madding Crowd is the story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene, who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching ...
Style: emotional, serious, romantic, realistic, scenic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: looking for love, couple relations, romance, love affair, love and romance, couples, dishonesty, obsession, english countryside, secret, pursuit, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian era, victorian, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, victorian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Lover's Prayer (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A younger boy falls in love with a tragic girl who flirts with, and manipulates, her older suitors in 1800s Russia.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: romance, love triangle, fall in love, teenage life, social differences, youth, society, unrequited love, father son relationship, inheritance, couples, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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One Day (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A romantic comedy centered on Dexter and Emma, who first meet during their graduation in 1988 and proceed to keep in touch regularly. The film follows what they do on July 15 annually, usually doing something together.
Style: sentimental, romantic, emotional, touching, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, opposites attract, best friends in love, male female friendship, love, friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, social differences, ambition, couples, introspection, upscale ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, 80s, contemporary ...
Place: london, paris france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Basil (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A lonely young aristocrat in turn-of the century England struggles to meet the approval of his over-bearing, class-conscious father while trying to please the selfish woman he loves.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, light, sincere ...
Plot: fall in love, betrayal, friendship, couples, romance, love affair, society, unfulfilled love, father daughter relationship, adultery, secret, unrequited love ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london, cornwall, yorkshire ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.0
 5K
Effie Gray (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A look at the mysterious relationship between Victorian art critic John Ruskin and his teenage bride Effie Gray.
Style: captivating, emotional, stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: love triangle, romance, love, self discovery, couples, crumbling marriage, love and romance, fall in love, unfulfillment, art critic, performer's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In this story-within-a-story, Anna is an actress starring opposite Mike in a period piece about the forbidden love between their respective characters, Sarah and Charles. Both actors are involved in serious relationships, but the passionate nature ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, emotional, scenic, clever ...
Plot: adultery, lieutenant, romance, love, love affair, tragedy, society, destructive relationship, social differences, infidelity, love triangle, film within a film ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 80s, 20th century ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Umrao Jaan (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Bollywood film about the famous courtesan of the title. Aishwarya Rai stars in the lead role. The film is directed by J.P. Dutta and also stars Shabana Azmi, Sunil Shetty, Abhishek Bachchan, Divya Dutta, Himani Shivpuri and Kulbhushan Kharbanda.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, captivating, serious ...
Plot: courtesan, life is a bitch, social differences, forbidden love, impossible love, destiny, society, prostitute, romance, curses spells and rituals, bollywood, kidnapping ...
Time: 19th century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Japan, France
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A sweeping romantic epic set in Japan in the years before World War II, a penniless Japanese child is torn from her family to work as a maid in a geisha house.
Style: captivating, sentimental, dramatic, sexy, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: geisha, women, brothel, japanese culture, rivalry, mentor, love and romance, loss of virginity, unfulfilled love, orphan, jealousy, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 1920s, 30s, 20s ...
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
Far from the Madding Crowd (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 54 min.
Story: This powerful adaptation of Thomas Hardy's classic novel spins a story of passion and destruction set in the nineteenth century. The proud, flighty and bewitching Bathsheba Everdene finds herself entangled into the passions of three men and her ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: love affair, social differences, couple relations, infidelity, dishonesty, love and romance, romance, society, couples, power relations, rich and poor, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, victorian england, 1800s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Great Gatsby (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Stock broker Nick Carraway consents to play Cupid for his rich married first cousin Daisy Buchanen and her former love, successful bootlegger and forger Jay Gatsby.
Style: stylized, sentimental, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: tragic love, obsession, infidelity, lifestyle, love triangle, love affair, haunted by the past, social differences, unfulfilled love, society, dishonesty, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, yale university, oxford university, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Water and Fire (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A pretty young girl falls for an enigmatic, shy man who sweeps her off her feet. She becomes pregnant but is not allowed to tell him. His advisers are adamant. Back home, they have set up a wedding with the daughter of an antagonistic family and ...
Style: sentimental, suspenseful, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: rich and poor, love and romance, love triangle, fall in love, vengeance, rivalry, romance, haunted by the past, power relations, destiny, love affair, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Under the Greenwood Tree (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Set in a rustic English village in the mid 19th century, Under The Greenwood Tree tells the story of a poor young man who falls for a middle-class schoolteacher and attempts to win her over.
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, captivating, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: village life, social differences, forbidden love, wooing, love and romance, fall in love, choir, unfulfilled love, looking for love, romance, society, couples ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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: serious, realistic, stylized, sincere, witty ...
Plot: manipulation, orphan, satire, manipulations, ambition, love and romance, romance, blind ambition, dishonesty, society, rise to the top, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%