Movies like The Inheritance 1997

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The Inheritance (1997)
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The Inheritance (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At the lush Evenswood estate in Concord, Massachusetts, Edith Adelon, a beautiful orphan, lives as the paid companion to the daughter of the wealthy Hamilton family, although they regard her as one of their own. Years ago, Henry Hamilton saved Edith from an Italian orphanage at the request of his long-deceased brother. Now, Edith is his daughter Amy's prized friend and confidante. As the Hamiltons await a trio of visitors for the annual Greens Cup horse race, Beatrice Hamilton asks for Edith's help in finding a suitable husband for a cousin, Ida Glenshaw, with one of two visiting eligible bachelors. But when it becomes clear that both the young men have affection for Edith and not Ida, jealousy soon develops, leading to malicious conniving and brutal backstabbing.
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: rich and poor, feminism, looking for love, social differences, opposites attract, teenage life, forbidden love, family relations, couple relations, love triangle, orphan, love and romance, adoption, infidelity, fall in love, love affair, society, couples, dishonesty, wooing, master and servant, power relations, romance, dancing, inheritance ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: massachusetts, usa

Most similar movies to The Inheritance

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and touching films with plots about love and romance, romance, couples, fall in love, social differences, society and couple relations mostly in Drama, Romance and Musical genres. Some movies like The Inheritance: North & South (2004), Persuasion (2007), The Forsyte Saga (2002), Ethan Frome (1993), Jane Eyre (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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North & South (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 235 min.
Story: North & South is a British television drama serial, produced by the BBC and originally broadcast in four episodes on BBC One in November and December 2004. It follows the story of Margaret Hale, a young woman from southern England who has to ...
Style: sincere, captivating, touching, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fall in love, social differences, couple relations, love affair, rich and poor, love and romance, prejudice, pride and honor, initially antagonists, unlikely couple, young woman, society ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, 1850s
Place: england
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Persuasion (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Persuasion is the newest adaptation of the classic Jane Austen novel of the same name published in 1818. Anne falls deeply in love with handsome young naval officer Frederick Wentworth at the age of nineteen.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, classic literature, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love, navy, love triangle, love affair, captain, poetry, couple relations, love and romance, rich and poor, fall in love, romance, jane austen ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 18th century
Place: britain, england
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86%
The Forsyte Saga (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 276 min.
Story: In 2002, the first two books and the first interlude of John Galsworthy's trilogy The Forsyte Saga were adapted by Granada Television for the ITV network. Additional funding for this production was provided by American PBS station WGBH, the ...
Style: touching, stylized, realistic, serious
Plot: couple relations, high society, love affair, social differences, society, love and romance, parents and children, rich and poor, family relations, dysfunctional family, gem, architect ...
Time: 19th century, 20s, victorian, 20th century, edwardian era ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 2K
Ethan Frome (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the novel of the same name by Edith Wharton, it is about a husband and wife (Ethan and Zeena), who need an extra hand around the house due to Zeena's debilitated body and constant illness. The young woman who joins them is a beautiful, ...
Style: serious, realistic, melancholic, romantic, emotional ...
Plot: destiny, fall in love, tragic love, social differences, society, love affair, dishonesty, couples, family problems, true love, forbidden love, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 18th century
Place: massachusetts, usa, new england, england
⇓ 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, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: social differences, love and romance, rich and poor, family secret, master and servant, estate, power of love, fall in love, haunted by the past, couple relations, unlikely couple, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1840s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: unfulfilled love, love and romance, romance, couple relations, rich and poor, power relations, wooing, love affair, dishonesty, couples, love triangle, infidelity ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, 1800s, victorian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Wuthering Heights (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A poor boy of unknown origins is rescued from poverty and taken in by the Earnshaw family where he develops an intense relationship with his young foster sister, Cathy. Based on the classic novel by Emily Bronte.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: tragic love, adoption, orphan, countryside, obsession, true love, siblings relations, family relations, step siblings, rich and poor, social differences, society ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: gothic, emotional, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: french, society, fall in love, couples, youth, estate, letter, childhood, haunted by the past, shyness, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
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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: couple relations, orphan, romance, love triangle, fall in love, haunted by the past, love affair, rich and poor, parents and children, love and romance, power relations, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Tells the story of Fisher Willow, the disliked 1920s Memphis débutante daughter of a plantation owner with a distaste for narrow-minded people and a penchant for shocking and insulting those around her. After returning from studies overseas, Fisher ...
Style: serious, sincere, gloomy, touching, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: plantation, family relations, power relations, loss of fortune, couples, dishonesty, against the rules, fall in love, unlikely couple, rich and poor, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: memphis, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Class (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Preppy and wealthy Whitt Sheffield is in his last semester of law school when a professor assigns him to act as an advocate for a young, single mother who needs help finding - and keeping - a job. Whitt, whose snooty father wants Whitt to follow him ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, parents and children, romance, couple relations, rich and poor, couples, family relations, power relations, society, social differences, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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, serious, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, love affair, couple relations, unfulfilled love, love and romance, fall in love, unfulfillment, obsession, tragic love, unrequited love, soldier, romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1820s, 18th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg, london, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Wuthering Heights (2003)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A musical version of the classic story set in the modern day.
Style: stylized, serious, sentimental, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: siblings relations, unfulfilled love, fall in love, youth, opposites attract, family relations, forbidden love, infidelity, love triangle, vengeance, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Pride & Prejudice (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Pride & Prejudice is a humorous story of love and life among English gentility during the Georgian era. Mr. Bennet is an English gentleman living in Hertfordshire with his overbearing wife and five daughters. If Mr. Bennet dies their house will ...
Style: witty, captivating, classic literature, romantic, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, couple relations, unlikely couple, social differences, prejudice, rich and poor, aristocracy, fall in love, pride and honor, society, romance, eligible bachelor ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, 18th century, 1790s
Place: england, britain, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Washington Square (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Set in 1870's New York, a spinster heiress is courted by a much younger, penniless man, much to the chagrin of her over-protective father, and must decide whether to spend the rest of her life alone, or marry a man who is interested in her only ...
Style: stylized, realistic, gloomy, psychological, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: betrayal, forbidden love, spinster, heiress, romance, love triangle, family life, dishonesty, couples, society, social differences, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 18th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, minnesota, geneva switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: emotional, atmospheric, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, social differences, orphan, haunted by the past, adoption, childhood sweetheart, revenge, tragic love, love triangle, love and romance, family disapproval, romance ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Daisy Miller (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In this comedy of manners, the American Winterbourne tries to figure out the bright and bubbly Daisy Miller, only to be helped and hindered by false judgments from their fellow friends.
Style: serious, atmospheric, talky, touching, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: culture clash, fall in love, rise to the top, hopes, power relations, love affair, couples, master and servant, rich and poor, love and romance, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: europe, switzerland, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Torrents of Spring (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In 1840, a young Russian aristocrat, Dimitri Sanin, is returning home after a long tour of Europe. In Germany, he falls in love with a beautiful pastry shop girl, Gemma Rosselli, who soon starts sharing his feelings. They decide to get married and, ...
Style: gloomy, sexual, emotional, clever, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: betrayal, love triangle, estate, crumbling marriage, sexual relations, infidelity, power relations, true love, femme fatale, unfulfillment, love and romance, master and servant ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 8.4
 18K
Jane Eyre (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 230 min.
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: atmospheric, touching, gothic, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: couple relations, unlikely couple, rich and poor, fall in love, love affair, social differences, looking for love, estate, dark hero, romance, family secret, prejudice ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 18th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, britain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
A Perfect Stranger (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A television movie based on "A Perfect Stranger," Danielle Steel's novel about an attorney who falls in love with the young wife of a wealthy man who is dying.
Style: sexual, realistic, serious
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, love affair, infidelity, family problems, romance, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, love and romance, fall in love, dishonesty, couples, aging ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Wuthering Heights (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Earnshaws are Yorkshire farmers during the early 19th Century. One day, Mr. Earnshaw returns from a trip to the city, bringing with him a ragged little boy called Heathcliff. Earnshaw's son, Hindley, resents the child, but Heathcliff ...
Style: atmospheric, gloomy, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: forbidden love, orphan, vengeance, couples, love affair, true love, power relations, family relations, infidelity, love triangle, romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1920s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Anna Karenina (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Tragic Anna leaves her cold husband for dashing Count Vronsky in 19th-century Russia.
Style: epic, realistic, gloomy, psychological, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, betrayal, tragic love, dull life, family relations, romance, fall in love, destructive relationship, unfulfillment, love and romance, social differences, society ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Anna Karenina (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Anna (Marceau) is a wife and mother who has an affair with the handsome Count Vronsky (Bean). Based on the novel by Tolstoy.
Style: psychological, emotional, atmospheric, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, tragic love, love triangle, destructive relationship, romance, betrayal, fall in love, unfulfillment, couple relations, family relations, love and romance, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: russia, moscow russia, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 713
The Europeans (1979)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on Henry James' novel with the same title. It's the fall of 1850, a few miles outside Boston. The household of the dour Mr. Wentworth receives two unannounced visitors from Europe, Eugenia and Felix, the daughter and son of his half ...
Style: semi serious, stylized, biting, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, culture clash, baroness, marriage, couple relations, couples, eccentric family, dishonesty, family problems, love affair, infidelity, love triangle ...
Time: 19th century
Place: new england, europe, usa, france, china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: sexual, touching, realistic, semi serious
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: village life, love and romance, cinderella story, forbidden love, social differences, wooing, friends, social relations, countryside, music band, romance, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Gabriela (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Mike is romantic and persistent, a social worker at a psychiatric clinic who falls for a new intern. Gabriela is passionate; she's also engaged; although her love for her fiance Patrick seems more fraternal than erotic, she has an overwhelming ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, touching, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: social worker, love triangle, infidelity, hospital, parents and children, power relations, family relations, opposites attract, clinic, mental illness, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Woodlanders (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story is set in late 19th century rural corner of South England. The daughter of timber merchant Melbury, Grace, returns to the town after finishing school. Her father now believes she can find a better husband than her childhood sweetheart, ...
Style: realistic, serious
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, social differences, tragic love, society, forbidden love, looking for love, couples, love affair, school, unfulfillment, rise to the top ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, victorian england
Place: england, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Last Mistress (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Secrets, rumors and betrayals surround the upcoming marriage between a young dissolute man and virtuous woman of the French aristocracy.
Style: realistic, erotic, sexual, stylized, serious
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, opposites attract, tragic love, femme fatale, couples, dishonesty, love affair, looking for love, wooing, power relations, destructive relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1830s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Sense and Sensibility (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. Two daughters are the titular opposites.
Style: classic literature, touching, romantic, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love affair, romance, love triangle, rich and poor, inheritance, happy ending, jane austen, older man younger woman relationship, love and romance, eligible bachelor, social differences, society ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, 18th century, 1810s, 1800s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 445
Liar's Moon (1982)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Matt Dillion In East Texas, the summer after high school, Jack falls in love with Ginny, the daughter of the town's banker (Jack's mom's high school sweetheart). Ginny's been at boarding school; she's headed for Vassar. ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental
Audience: date night
Plot: forbidden love, teenage love, single parent, young lovers, society, social differences, small town, family relations, couples, small town life, youth, coming of age ...
Time: 80s
Place: louisiana, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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