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The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1982)
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The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 540 min.
TV show
Story: Young Nicholas Nickleby sets out to make his fortune in order to prevent his mother and sister from depending upon his uncle, Ralph Nicklby. But he finds his first job as master at a Yorkshire school to be cruel, and runs away with one of the students. Meanwhile, Kate is subjected to the unwanted attentions of Sir Mulberry Hawk, aided by her uncle. Nicholas and his new friend, Smike, begin their adventures and eventually set out to rescue Kate, with the usual Dickensian twists, turns and asides.
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic
Plot: family relations, boarding school, single parent, friendship, rich and poor, orphan, injustice, dysfunctional family, boss, social differences, family in danger, society, siblings relations, boarding school life, down on your luck, power relations, bittersweet, charles dickens, money, director, stage, uncle nephew relationship, abuse
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: england, europe, yorkshire

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and touching films and TV series with plots about society, family relations, social differences, power relations, love and romance, rich and poor and parents and children mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby: Berkeley Square (1998), Boys from the Blackstuff (1982), David Copperfield (1999), David Copperfield (1970), Oliver Twist (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Berkeley Square (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Three young women from very different backgrounds meet, become friends and share experiences when they all gain positions as nannies in the wealthy households of London's exclusive Berkeley Square.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, clever
Audience: girls' night
Plot: nanny, butler, child abuse, youth, society, lifestyle, babies and infants, master and servant, social differences, friendship, love and romance, bittersweet ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, 90s, edwardian era
Place: london, europe, england
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Boys from the Blackstuff (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Alan Bleasdale's hugely acclaimed mini-series echoes the misery and despair of long-term unemployment. Set in Liverpool, these profoundly moving human dramas follow in turn the attempts of five working-class heroes to survive.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, gloomy, bleak ...
Plot: unemployment, working class, life turned upside down, labor union, parents and children, down on your luck, layoff, family relations, realism, life is a bitch, society, character on the edge ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, northern england, liverpool
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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: uplifting, captivating, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: coming of age, orphan, step parent, charles dickens, stepfather stepson relationship, social differences, down on your luck, rise to the top, dishonesty, society, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: england, europe, london
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David Copperfield (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 120 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: captivating, gloomy, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: orphan, coming of age, family relations, child in peril, rich and poor, down on your luck, boarding school life, destiny, alcohol abuse, young heroes, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: england, europe, london
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Oliver Twist (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 386 min.
TV show
Story: Based on Charles Dickens' novel, this adaptation traces the childhood of an orphan whose mother dies giving birth to him in an English work-house in the 1820s.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy, emotional
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, child abuse, injustice, society, crimes, life is a bitch, confined, young heroes, youth, danger, coming of age, apprentice ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1830s
Place: london, europe, england
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The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Adaptation of the Dickens novel.
Style: serious, sentimental, atmospheric, uplifting, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rich and poor, social differences, dysfunctional family, society, rivalry, youth, life is a bitch, injustice, power relations, family relations, social decay, siblings relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1800s
Place: england, europe, london
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Goodbye, Mr. Chips (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the later years of the nineteenth century Latin master Mr. Chipping is the mainstay of Brookfields boys boarding school, a good teacher and a kindly person but he is considered to be married to the job so that it is a surprise when, on a walking ...
Style: serious, touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic
Plot: boarding school, dedicated educator, tragic hero, social differences, idealism, friendship, society, youth, family relations, teachers and students, husband wife relationship, school ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, edwardian era
Place: england, europe
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The House of Eliott (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: The House of Eliott is a British television series produced and broadcast by the BBC in three series between 1991 and 1994. The series starred Stella Gonet and Louise Lombard as two sisters in 1920s London who establish a dressmaking business and ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere
Plot: fashion, workplace situations, family relations, society, workplace, fashion designer, lifestyle, photographer, ambition, rise to the top, notoriety, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: england, london
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Our Mutual Friend (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 350 min.
TV show
Story: Intertwining tales of love, greed, and secret identities in Charles Dickens's 1860s London.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: charles dickens, inheritance, betrayal, life is a bitch, lifestyle, society, dishonesty, love and romance, social differences, love affair, power relations, victorian england ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian
Place: england, london, europe
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David Copperfield (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: An orphan with a rough childhood becomes a barrister.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, 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 era, victorian, 19th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Rag Nymph (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
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Style: touching, serious, realistic
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Time: 19th century, 1800s, victorian era
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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Style: realistic, stylized, serious, captivating, psychological ...
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Time: 19th century
Place: england
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Oliver Twist (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 176 min.
TV show
Story: Oliver is born into poverty and misfortune - the son of an unmarried mother, who dies shortly after his birth. He is soon delivered to the workhouse, where the cruel Mr. Bumble oversees children tormented by starvation and suffering. When Oliver ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, captivating, gloomy ...
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Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, captivating
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 780 min.
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Audience: girls' night
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Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
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Sparkhouse (2002)
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Duration: 180 min.
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Style: emotional, touching, serious, melancholic, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Great Expectations (1999)
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Country: UK, USA
Duration: 168 min.
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Style: serious, emotional, captivating, sincere, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 20th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Country: UK
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Style: captivating, emotional, realistic, touching, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Wingless Bird (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
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Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: realistic, serious, captivating, stylized
Plot: manipulation, satire, ambition, manipulations, romance, rich and poor, social differences, rise to the top, society, dishonesty, blind ambition, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: england
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52%
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Behaving Badly (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Behaving Badly is a 1989 British television serial directed by David Tucker. The teleplay by Catherine Heath and Moira Williams is based on Heath's novel of the same name. It was initially broadcast by Channel 4. The series was released on DVD ...
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52%
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Country: UK
Duration: 385 min.
TV show
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Style: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: inheritance, blackmail, charles dickens, ambition, society, innocence lost, manipulation, devious, intrigue, manipulations, mercenary, cheating ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian
Place: england, usa
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51%
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Dickensian (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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Style: stylized, atmospheric, captivating, serious
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Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Vanity Fair (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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Style: realistic, serious, witty, sincere, stylized ...
Plot: manipulation, satire, orphan, power relations, life turned upside down, social differences, couple relations, rich and poor, strong female presence, social climbing, high society, couples ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, serious, touching, stylized, family saga ...
Plot: high society, family relations, love affair, society, love and romance, couple relations, forbidden love, period piece, rich and poor, unfulfilled love, adultery, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, victorian era, 1920s, victorian ...
Place: england, europe
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48%
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Bramwell (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 54 min.
TV show
Story: Bramwell is a British television series starring Jemma Redgrave as Dr. Eleanor Bramwell, a woman challenging the domination of men in the medical establishment, who runs a free hospital for the poor in the East End of London, during the late ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere
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Time: victorian era, victorian, 19th century
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A Dance to the Music of Time (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 416 min.
TV show
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Style: realistic, serious, captivating, stylized
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Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
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47%
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A Simple Heart (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 19th century
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