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, looking for love, social differences, opposites attract, feminism, teenage life, forbidden love, romance, family relations, couple relations, love triangle, orphan, love and romance, adoption, infidelity, fall in love, love affair, society, couples, dishonesty, strong female presence, wooing, master and servant, power relations, dancing ...
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, couples, romance, fall in love, social differences, society and family relations mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Inheritance: Persuasion (2007), The Forsyte Saga (2002), Ethan Frome (1993), Jane Eyre (1996), Jane Eyre (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Persuasion (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family, Fantasy, 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, romantic, emotional, stylized, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: jane austen, love affair, love, rich and poor, love and romance, fall in love, couple relations, navy, romance, love triangle, society, female protagonist ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 18th century
Place: britain, england
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100%
The Forsyte Saga (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 276 min.
TV show
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: realistic, stylized, touching, serious, saga ...
Plot: high society, family relations, love affair, society, couple relations, love and romance, wealthy family, rich and poor, forbidden love, parents and children, siblings relations, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, 1920s, 20s, 20th century ...
Place: england, europe
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100%
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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: emotional, captivating, sentimental, intense, contemplative ...
Plot: infidelity, family problems, forbidden love, love triangle, dull life, family relations, romance, fall in love, family drama, destiny, love affair, destructive relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 18th century
Place: massachusetts, usa, new england, england
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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
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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, 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 ⇓
57%
Sense and Sensibility (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 174 min.
TV show
Story: Two sisters of opposing temperaments find love and some heartbreak in Jane Austen's 18th century classic.
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, atmospheric, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love triangle, love, grief, social differences, rich and poor, looking for love, village, love affair, wooing, village life, family life, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: couples, power relations, love affair, social differences, dishonesty, love and romance, romance, society, rich and poor, fall in love, wooing, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, victorian england, 1800s
Place: europe, england
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30%
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: realistic, sentimental, serious, stylized
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: teenage life, love affair, love triangle, social differences, young lovers, opposites attract, couples, forbidden love, infidelity, youth, tragic love, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
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29%
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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: date night, girls' night
Plot: tragic love, family relations, forbidden love, true love, step siblings, orphan, countryside, obsession, siblings relations, adoption, society, rich and poor ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, europe, northern england, 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: 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
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27%
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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: realistic, touching, sentimental, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, opposites attract, fall in love, couple relations, looking for love, family relations, couples, power relations, romance, social worker, engagement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ 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: touching, semi serious, realistic, captivating, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: village life, social differences, forbidden love, wooing, love and romance, fall in love, choir, looking for love, unfulfilled love, romance, society, couples ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, serious, psychological, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: betrayal, family relations, forbidden love, romance, spinster, couple relations, love and romance, heiress, parents and children, family life, infidelity, love triangle ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 18th century
Place: new york, usa, alps, paris france, geneva switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: realistic, sincere, touching, serious, gloomy
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: true love, plantation, forbidden love, family relations, dishonesty, betrayal, couples, power relations, romance, love and romance, rebellion, unlikely couple ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 20s
Place: memphis, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, realistic, serious, sentimental, gloomy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: forbidden love, orphan, family relations, vengeance, true love, unfulfilled love, love triangle, love affair, social differences, tragic love, couple relations, infidelity ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1920s, 70s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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: talky, touching, atmospheric, realistic, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: culture clash, infidelity, master and servant, rise to the top, hopes, society, love and romance, social differences, redemption, love affair, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: rome italy, europe, switzerland, italy
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24%
 8.3
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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 ⇓
23%
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, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, social differences, destructive relationship, love triangle, revenge, orphan, master and servant, haunted by the past, obsession, betrayal, opposites attract ...
Time: 19th century, georgian era, 18th century, 70s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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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: sexy, serious, realistic, sexual
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love triangle, love affair, infidelity, dishonesty, aging, love and romance, bittersweet, couples, family problems, fall in love, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
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23%
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: sexual, gloomy, clever, emotional, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, estate, betrayal, cinderella story, tragic love, infidelity, fall in love, store, love affair, social differences, lovers reunited, sexual relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia, germany, europe, venice
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22%
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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, love affair, couple relations, 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 ⇓
22%
Sabah: A Love Story (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: One day, when Sabah least expects it, she falls in love with the wrong man. She's Muslim, he's not. Unbeknownst to her family, she goes on a whirlwind affair before both culture and love collide.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, culture clash, social differences, love affair, couples, family problems, society, opposites attract, romance, fall in love, family relations, greek ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: sexy, psychological, emotional, atmospheric, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: infidelity, family relations, tragic love, love triangle, cheating wife, age difference, romance, betrayal, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, soldier ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, moscow russia, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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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: realistic, emotional, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: single parent, law student, romance, fall in love, rich and poor, couples, society, parents and children, law school, lawyers and clients, lawyer, social differences ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Mansfield Park (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In Mansfield Park, poverty-stricken Fanny Price is sent away to live with her wealthy uncle and aunt at Mansfield Park. As she struggles to adapt to her new lifestyle she begins to attract the attentions of suitors, learning about the sexual ...
Style: realistic, stylized, witty, romantic, suspense ...
Plot: jane austen, love triangle, family relations, estate, couple relations, couples, love and romance, society, fall in love, social differences, romance, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.2
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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, suspense, biting, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, culture clash, dysfunctional family, marriage, baroness, couple relations, master and servant, love and romance, romance, lifestyle, unfulfillment, rise to the top ...
Time: 19th century
Place: new england, europe, usa, china, massachusetts ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.6
 36K
Emma (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Emma Woodhouse is a congenial young lady who delights in meddling in other people’s affairs. She is perpetually trying to unite men and women who are utterly wrong for each other. Despite her interest in romance, Emma is clueless about her own ...
Style: witty, romantic, sweet, light, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: jane austen, opposites attract, matchmaking, estate, english countryside, friendship, couples, fall in love, looking for love, rich and poor, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s, 1810s, 18th century
Place: england, britain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.6
 401
Tempted (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The strain of juggling her responsibilities as wife, mother, and successful paralegal have worn Emma Burke (Virginia Madsen) out. Thus it is that Emma welcomes the opportunity to briefly take leave of her Boston home and head for sunny Hawaii. It is ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, sexual ...
Plot: adultery, love triangle, family relations, love affair, fall in love, couples, romance, parents and children, dishonesty, last wish, infidelity, funeral ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, looking for love, love affair, couple relations, social differences, forbidden love, school, tragic love, fall in love, rich and poor, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era
Place: england, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 4.9
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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, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: love triangle, fall in love, romance, youth, teenage life, social differences, society, father son relationship, unrequited love, inheritance, couples, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%