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The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (2001)
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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, uplifting, atmospheric, touching, captivating, emotional, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rich and poor, dysfunctional family, social differences, youth, family relations, injustice, life is a bitch, society, siblings relations, rivalry, social decay, power relations, family problems, brother sister relationship, relationship problems, villainy, boarding school life, down on your luck, dancing, teacher, handicapped, obese woman, loss of friend, boys' school, loss of father ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1800s
Place: england, europe, london

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about society, family relations, social differences, youth, life is a bitch, love and romance and rich and poor mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby: David Copperfield (1970), David Copperfield (2000), Goodbye, Mr. Chips (2002), David Copperfield (1999), Great Expectations (1974). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A fresh and distinctive take on Charles Dickens’ semi-autobiographical masterpiece, The Personal History of David Copperfield, set in the 1840s, chronicles the life of its iconic title character as he navigates a chaotic world to find his elusive ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, sentimental, semi serious, captivating
Plot: victorian england, orphan, child's point of view, aunt, poverty, betrayal, friendship, guardian, society, social differences, survivor, maturation ...
Time: 1800s, 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 80s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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 ⇓
87%
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 ...
Style: captivating, touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, boarding school, single parent, rich and poor, family in danger, down on your luck, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, injustice, power relations, friendship, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Great Expectations (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 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, emotional, touching
Plot: rich and poor, rise to the top, love and romance, hopes, criminal heroes, lifestyle, coming of age, generosity, once in a lifetime opportunity, family relations, humble, youth ...
Time: victorian, victorian era, 19th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: serious, emotional, captivating, sincere, 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, victorian, 19th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: captivating, emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: social differences, down on your luck, couple relations, family relations, couples, life is a bitch, master and servant, love and romance, society, rise to the top, parents and children, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe, venice, london, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Making of a Lady (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: 1901:- Poor but intelligent Emily Fox Seton accepts a marriage proposal from the older Lord James Walderhurst,a widower pushed into providing an heir by his haughty aunt Maria,
Style: stylized, clever, serious, tense, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, love affair, social differences, class differences, society, female protagonist, life is a bitch, deception, rich and poor, relationship problems, malice, high society ...
Time: victorian era, victorian, 19th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Gone Too Far (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Nigeria
Duration: 88 min.
Story: GONE TOO FAR follows two estranged teenage brothers over the course of a single day as they meet for the first time, and struggle to accept each other for who they are. Yemi can't wait for his big brother to join him on the estate in Peckham - ...
Style: humorous, uplifting, semi serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: immigrants, racism, society, youth, family relations, social differences, teenage love, life is a bitch, brother brother relationship, working class, dog, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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West Is West (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Comedy sequel to "East is East". Manchester, North of England, 1975. The now much diminished, but still claustrophobic and dysfunctional, Khan family continues to struggle for survival. Sajid, the youngest Khan, the runt of the litter, is ...
Style: feel good, touching, witty, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, love and romance, youth, looking for love, siblings relations, teenage life, family problems, family tradition, society, husband wife relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: england, pakistan, middle east, europe, manchester ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Emma (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Emma Woodhouse has a rigid sense of propriety as regards matrimonial alliances. Unfortunately she insists on matchmaking for her less forceful friend, Harriet, and so causes her to come to grief. Through the sharp words of Mr. Knightley, and the ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, clever, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: jane austen, matchmaking, marriage proposal, unlikely couple, couple relations, opposites attract, society, young lovers, romance, love and romance, nothing goes right, wedding ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1810s
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: french, couples, society, youth, fall in love, estate, childhood, rich and poor, couple relations, love triangle, love affair, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Magnificent Ambersons (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The spoiled rotten and utterly unlikable rich kid George Amberson becomes horrified when his recently widowed mother rekindles her relationship with the wealthy Eugene Morgan, who she left decades earlier in order to marry George's father. As ...
Style: captivating, atmospheric, emotional, touching, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: family relations, downfall, mischievous children, family life, parents and children, human nature, social differences, couples, family problems, society, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, 20th century, 1890s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Mill (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Powerful historical drama series, based on the lives of real people, telling the story of young 19th-century apprentices taking their lives into their own hands for the first time.
Style: realistic, stylized, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: working class, workplace, society, factory worker, factory, life is a bitch, rich and poor, power relations, realism, social differences, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.9
 406
A Week Alone (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Maria is a girl in her early teens whose family lives in an upscale gated suburb. Maria's parents are going out of town for a week, and rather than leave her with relatives or hire a babysitter, Maria is put in charge of looking after her ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic
Plot: juvenile delinquency, social decay, social differences, teenage life, family problems, family relations, mischievous children, crimes, society, youth, social misfits, innocence lost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 ...
Style: captivating, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: generosity, orphan, unfulfilled love, redemption, social differences, love and romance, haunted by the past, rise to the top, hopes, benefactor, coming of age, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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A Simple Heart (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Unable to forget her first love, Félicité, a simple and kind maid, devotes herself completely to her new master, Mathilde Aubain. As the passing of time doesn't heal her wounds, she gives love to all those who surround her: Mathilde's ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hopes, family relations, social differences, friendship, friends, power relations, family life, unfulfilled love, introspection, master and servant, servant, bittersweet ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Art of Crying (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Life is not easy for 11-year-old Allan living in South Jutland during the early 1970s. His mentally unstable father frequently threatens suicide and his mother has long since given up. It's up to Allan to keep the family together. When a rival ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, cult film
Plot: dysfunctional family, small town, child's point of view, young heroes, lifestyle, family life, society, youth, life is a bitch, family problems, siblings relations, obsession ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: denmark, europe, germany, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Cookie (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Adeline's Chinese housekeeper suddenly disappears, leaving behind a little boy who doesn't speak a word of French. Helped by her sister, she takes care of the child and proceeds to locate the mother.
Style: semi serious, touching, uplifting, realistic, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: society, deportation, immigrants, youth, family relations, escapades, getting home, hopes, redemption, siblings relations, kids in trouble, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
A Hidden Life (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Young girl, born and raised in an isolated farm, is brought to a small town to live with her cousins, her only relatives. Once in town, she encounters great difficulty adapting to city life.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: social differences, country girl, society, master and servant, youth, teaching the ways of the world, strong female presence, power relations, estate, family relations, relationships, city life ...
Time: 19th century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Go-Between (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An elderly man pieces together his childhood memories after finding his diary from 1900, which he wrote when he was 13 years old.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, forbidden love, rich and poor, social differences, friendship, estate, bittersweet, secret relationship, boy, reunion, childhood memory, romance ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, year 1900, edwardian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
A Raisin in the Sun (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Dreams can make a life worth living, but they can also be dashed by bad decisions. This is the crossroads whare the Younger family find themselves when their father passes away and leaves them with $10,000 in life insurance money. Should they buy a ...
Style: emotional, sincere, sentimental, touching, uplifting ...
Plot: racism, family relations, discrimination, injustice, couple relations, parents and children, social differences, rich and poor, follow your dream, single parent, interracial relations, racial discrimination ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Black Candle (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: At the turn of the century, a widow decides to set her dead husbands business back in the black column. Her efforts to get the mill going again, however, are somewhat submarined by problems with an employee who is accused of murder and her sister ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Plot: factory, murder, false accusation, sculptor, abusive husband, sibling rivalry, mistress, unfulfillment, ambition, love and romance, rise and fall, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s
Place: england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Looks and Smiles (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Thatcherism and the Irish troubles provide the backdrop for this study of Mick, a well-meaning youth in Sheffield, who has, unlike Dickens' Pip, no expectations. Mick lives with his parents, works on his motorbike, looks for work, and every two ...
Style: psychological, gloomy, serious, realistic, biting ...
Plot: unemployment, injustice, power relations, family relations, friendship, social decay, down on your luck, friends, life is a bitch, society, youth, coming of age ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Meantime (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A working-class family in London's East End is struggling to stay afloat during the recession under Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's premiership. Only the mother Mavis is working; father Frank and the couple's two sons Colin, a ...
Style: humorous, touching, gloomy, realistic, semi serious
Plot: working class, friendship, unemployment, mentally challenged, skinhead, resentment, family problems, dark humor, family relations, kids in trouble, estrangement, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, europe, england, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: gloomy, atmospheric, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: innocence lost, farming, society, intrigue, rich and poor, infidelity, social differences, fall in love, love affair, tragic love, village life, romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1800s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Bullet Boy (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ricky is just out of a young offenders institute, heading home to Hackney and determined to go straight. Instead, he heads straight for trouble when he becomes involved in a street confrontation, siding with his best friend Wisdom against a local ...
Style: psychological, rough, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto life, social decay, friendship, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, going straight, family problems, teenage life, dysfunctional family, gang, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Something Like Happiness (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Over the course of a year, in a small town scarred and beaten down by industrialization, Tonda and Monika, friends since childhood, come to experience what life might be like if they could be with one another – which they seemingly can't. Or ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: mental illness, dysfunctional family, family problems, family relations, single parent, eccentric family, life is a bitch, love and romance, working class, friendship, couples, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%