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The Jewel in the Crown (1984)
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The Jewel in the Crown (1984)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 778 min.
TV show
Story: The British Raj: though their position seems secure, thoughtful English men and women know that "their" time in India is coming to an end. The story begins with an unjust arrest for rape, and the consequences of this echo through the series. Questions of identity and personal responsibility are explored against a background of war and personal intrigue.
Style: sincere, captivating, emotional, serious, realistic, epic, atmospheric, gloomy, stylized
Plot: forbidden love, world war two, british raj, politics, racism, rape, tragic love, life is a bitch, culture clash, dishonesty, unwanted pregnancy, false accusation, manners, state affairs, interracial relations, abortion, police brutality, romance, love and romance, gay slur, intrigue, social differences, society, wartime life, rivalry ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 40s
Place: india, asia

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Most similar movies to The Jewel in the Crown

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and emotional films and TV series with plots about society, love and romance, state affairs, couples, romance, politics and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like The Jewel in the Crown: A Passage to India (1984), The Far Pavilions (1984), Indian Summers (2015), Fortunes of War (1987), Anzac Girls (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Passage to India (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: The film is set during the period of growing influence of the Indian independence movement in the British Raj. It begins with the arrival in India of a British woman, Miss Adela Quested (Judy Davis), who is joining her fiancé, a city magistrate ...
Style: twists and turns, captivating, talky, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: british raj, small town, politics, false accusation, legal, dishonesty, society, culture clash, adventure, tourist, sexual abuse, racism ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 70s
Place: india, asia, himalaya, london, kashmir ...
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The Far Pavilions (1984)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 315 min.
TV show
Story: Story of forbidden love in 1800's India set against the revolution for India's freedom from England.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: forbidden love, society, romance, love triangle, racism, interracial relations, culture clash, social differences, fall in love, tragic love, royal family, political unrest ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: india, europe, asia, england
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Indian Summers (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: Epic drama set in the summer of 1932 where India dreams of independence, but the British are clinging to power. Set against the sweeping grandeur of the Himalayas and tea plantations of Northern India, the drama tells the rich and explosive story ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, epic, atmospheric ...
Plot: class differences, racism, revolution, political unrest, culture clash, state affairs, society, rebellion, colonialism, british, empire, independence ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: india, asia, himalaya
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100%
Fortunes of War (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 407 min.
TV show
Story: Fortunes of War is a 1987 BBC television adaptation of Olivia Manning's cycle of novels Fortunes of War. It stars Kenneth Branagh as Guy Pringle, lecturer in English Literature in Bucharest during the early part of the Second World War, and ...
Style: clever, gloomy, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, infidelity, spy, activist, resistance, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment, intrigue, espionage, love and romance, life is a bitch, dishonesty ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: europe, middle east, greece, romania, africa ...
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Anzac Girls (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The unique, and rarely told true stories of Australian and New Zealand nurses serving at Gallipoli and the Western Front during the First World War.
Style: emotional, captivating, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Plot: war, world war one, human spirit, love and romance, tragic love, wartime life, fall in love, battles, military, hopes, nurse, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: australia, egypt, greece, france, new zealand
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Lorna Doone (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: The year is 1675. England is threatened by religious and political rivalries. King Charles II's Catholic brother, James, is next in line for the throne, but many Protestants put their faith in Charles' illegitimate son, The Duke of ...
Style: realistic, emotional, stylized, captivating, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: revenge, romance, love and romance, state affairs, uninhibited rivalry, forbidden love, political unrest, vengeance, love, rivalry, politics, countryside ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: england, scotland, europe
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100%
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Birdsong (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 165 min.
TV show
Story: As an English soldier fights in the horrific trenches of northern France, he is haunted by the memories of his forbidden love affair with a French woman.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, stylized, epic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: soldier, world war one, trench warfare, love affair, romance, lovers, lovers apart, military, army, battles, couples, love and romance ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, united kingdom
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100%
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War & Peace (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 379 min.
TV show
Story: Sumptuous BBC mini-series following the fortunes and the rise and fall of five aristocratic families in the waning days of imperial Russia.
Style: captivating, stylized, epic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: aristocracy, love and romance, society, imperial russia, love story, wartime life, state affairs, fall in love, war, couple relations, tragic love, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
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35%
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Talk of Angels (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This is the story of a young Irish woman who comes to Spain to escape from the pressures she feels about her impending marriage to a political activist in Ireland. But in Spain in the 1930's, taking a job of governess in a wealthy family, she ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, forbidden love, politics, love triangle, social differences, society, couples, love affair, fall in love, family relations, extramarital affair, war ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, year 1936
Place: spain, ireland, europe, madrid
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Doctor Zhivago (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 226 min.
TV show
Story: Young and beautiful Lara is loved by three men: a revolutionary, a mogul, and a doctor. Their lives become intertwined with the drama of Russian revolution. Doctor Zhivago is still married when he meets Lara. Their love story is unfolding against ...
Style: emotional, captivating, serious, realistic, epic
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, russian revolution, missing person, infidelity, betrayal, rebelliousness, obsessive love, love triangle, couple relations, rebellion, love affair ...
Time: 1910s, year 1917
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Edward & Mrs. Simpson (1978)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 350 min.
TV show
Story: While still the Prince of Wales, the future Edward VIII meets the married American socialite, Wallis Simpson. Their relationship causes furor in the palace and in parliament, especially when King George V dies, Mrs. Simpson gets divorced, and King ...
Style: emotional, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: follow your dream, moral dilemma, true love, royal family, relationship vs career, social differences, wedding, family relations, power relations, couples, head of state, clergy ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: england
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25%
North and South (1985)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 561 min.
TV show
Story: Two friends, one northern and one southern, struggle to maintain their friendship as events build towards the American Civil War.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: american civil war, foe turned friend, love and romance, friendship, espionage, slavery, family feud, military base, love triangle, best friends, military, battle ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s, 1850s, 1840s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
War and Peace (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Russia, Poland
Duration: 394 min.
TV show
Story: War and Peace delineates in graphic detail events leading up to the French invasion of Russia, and the impact of the Napoleonic era on Tsarist society, as seen through the eyes of five Russian aristocratic families. Portions of an earlier version of ...
Style: captivating, stylized, epic, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: aristocracy, love, tragic love, love triangle, couple relations, social differences, romance, true love, wartime life, invasion, betrayal, family crisis ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
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The Winston Affair (1964)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In a remote jungle outpost in the Far Eastern theater of World War II, a hotheaded American soldier murders an allied British sergeant in cold blood. Stalwart American Lt. Colonel Barney Adams (Mitchum) is dispatched to defend him in the ensuing ...
Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, captivating, serious ...
Plot: world war two, murder, crime, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation, soldier, courtroom drama, military, mentally unstable, crimes, rebellion, law enforcement ...
Place: india, asia
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Partition (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK, Canada, South Africa, India, Pakistan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Determined to leave the ravages of war behind, 38 year old Gian Singh resigns from the British Indian Army to a quiet life. His world is soon thrown in turmoil, when he suddenly finds himself responsible for the life of a 17 year old girl, ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, realistic, serious ...
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Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: india, pakistan, middle east, asia
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Madras Town (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 165 min.
Story: The movie begins as an old English woman Amy Wilkinson (Carole Trungmar) almost at her death bed in London, wants to come down to Chennai in search of a young man Parithi (Arya) whom she last saw on 15 August, 1947 to return Thali necklace (sacred ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: forbidden love, interracial relations, fall in love, opposites attract, state affairs, romance, occupation, love triangle, translator, wrestling, brutality, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: india
⇓ 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, 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 ⇓
22%
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The Blitz (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A thrilling love story between the young boxer Vincent and the German Eva, who soon has to marry with the middle-aged Dirk to save her family. While the war starts in the Netherlands their impossible love inflames. May 14, 1940, the day that the ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, wartime life, life is a bitch, society, social differences, bombing, arranged marriage, unfulfillment, romance, german occupation, brother sister relationship, impossible love ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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The Winds of War (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 883 min.
TV show
Story: In the late 1930s, world politics begin to head in a dangerous direction. In Europe, Germany expands and rearms and proceeds to annex several border countries into the Reich. Meanwhile, Italy attempts to establish a Facist Colonial Empire under ...
Style: epic, sincere, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, refugee, politics, behind enemy lines, wartime life, family life, parents and children, state affairs, against humanity, military, head of state ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: italy, germany, japan, china, europe ...
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Sonny Boy (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Waldemar Nods, a young man from Suriname, meets the older Dutch woman Rika van der Lans and they fall in love. In pre-WWII Netherlands they could not be more different. The one black, the other white, 17 years between them and on top of that Rika ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: interracial relations, forbidden love, unlikely couple, parents and children, racism, society, romance, love affair, couples, family relations, forceful separation, bittersweet ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 1920s, 40s, 20s ...
Place: europe, holland
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22%
The Book of Negroes (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 265 min.
TV show
Story: Kidnapped in Africa and subsequently enslaved in South Carolina, Aminata must navigate a revolution in New York, isolation in Nova Scotia and treacherous jungles of Sierra Leone, in an attempt to secure her freedom in the 19th century.
Style: emotional, disturbing, thought provoking, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: human spirit, american revolution, racism, life is a bitch, slavery, injustice, hopes, confined, escapades, society, master and servant, black woman ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: south carolina, usa
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22%
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Show Me a Hero (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Mayor Nick Wasicsko took office in 1987 during Yonkers' worst crisis when federal courts ordered public housing built in the white, middle class side of town, dividing the city in a bitter battle fueled by fear, racism, murder and politics.
Style: rough, thought provoking, tense, captivating, serious ...
Plot: politics, racism, state affairs, crimes, society, life is a bitch, interracial relations, lawsuit, mayor, urban, murder, city council ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Mayerling (1968)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria (Omar Sharif) clashes with his father, Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria (James Mason), over implementing progressive policies for their country. Ava Gardner plays his mother Empress Elisabeth. Rudolf soon feels he is ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: tragic love, infidelity, forbidden love, revolution, politics, romance, royal family, hopes, society, state affairs, fall in love, rebelliousness ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Anna and the King (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The story of the romance between the King of Siam (now Thailand) and the widowed British school teacher Anna Leonowens during the 1860s. Anna teaches the children and becomes romanced by the King. She convinces him that a man can be loved by just ...
Style: romantic, serious, captivating, stylized, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, interracial relations, royal family, culture clash, forbidden love, opposites attract, love and romance, social differences, palace, politics, death sentence, royal court ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
Place: thailand, asia, southeast asia, burma, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Red Sorghum (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: China
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An old leper who owned a remote sorghum winery dies. Jiu'er, the wife bought by the leper, and her lover, identified only as "my Grandpa" by the narrator, take over the winery and set up an idealized quasi-matriarchal community headed ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, sincere, epic ...
Plot: sino japanese war, world war two, society, state affairs, love and romance, war, unfulfillment, village, village life, wartime life, love affair, couple relations ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: china, asia, japan, tokyo, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Home Fires (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The story of a group of inspirational women in a rural Cheshire community with the shadow of World War II casting a dark cloud over their lives. As the conflict takes hold and separates the women from their husbands, fathers, sons and brothers, the ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, psychological, touching
Plot: strong female presence, village, world war two, wartime life, society, life is a bitch, social relations, friends, female protagonist, village life, british, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 30s, 40s, 1930s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Siberiade (1979)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 206 min.
Story: The evolution of a nation during six decades of turbulent history is dramatized via two families from opposing classes.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, family saga, epic
Plot: parents and children, village, tragic love, homecoming, culture clash, wartime life, village life, political unrest, family life, forbidden love, revolution, state affairs ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1900s, 1940s, 1960s ...
Place: siberia, russia, ussr, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Roots: The Next Generations (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 840 min.
TV show
Story: The dramatization of Alex Haley's family line from post Civil War America to the writer's search for his roots.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, uplifting, epic, emotional ...
Plot: world war one, racism, american civil war, political unrest, culture clash, interracial relations, world war two, family relations, misfit, hopes, state affairs, bittersweet ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1910s, 1880s, 1960s ...
Place: africa, usa, alabama, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Tears of April (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Finland, Germany, Greece
Duration: 115 min.
Story: There is civil war in Finland. Between whites vs reds. A woman soldier of reds is captured by the whites. She is ordered to be executed.
Style: realistic, epic, disturbing, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: adultery, wartime life, destiny, tragic love, political unrest, military, opposites attract, rebellion, military life, social differences, anti war, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Holocaust (1978)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 475 min.
TV show
Story: Holocaust is an American television miniseries broadcast in four parts in 1978 on the NBC television network. The series tells the story of the Holocaust from the perspective of the Weiss family of German Jews and that of a rising member of the SS, ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, world war two, massacre, war crime, starvation, deportation, ghetto, anti semitism, genocide, rebellion, auschwitz ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: poland, germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%