Movies and TV shows like Little Dorrit

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Little Dorrit (2008)
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Little Dorrit (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 420 min.
TV show
Story: The series tells the story of Amy Dorrit, who spends her days earning money for the family and looking after her proud father, who is a long term inmate of Marshalsea debtors' prison in London. Amy and her family's world is transformed when her boss's son, Arthur Clennam, returns from overseas to solve his family's mysterious legacy and discovers that their lives are interlinked.
Style: sincere, captivating, atmospheric, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: poverty, life is a bitch, young woman, debt, uncover truth, secret, society, family secret, struggle, down on your luck, dying, charles dickens, murderer, love and romance, widow widower, female director, youth, death, boss, family relations, mentally challenged, historical event, seamstress
Time: 19th century
Place: england, london, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and stylized films and TV series with plots about society, love and romance, social differences, romance, family relations, power relations and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like Little Dorrit: North & South (2004), Jane Eyre (2011), Jane Eyre (2006), Tess of the D'Urbervilles (2008), Belgravia (2020). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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North & South (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 235 min.
TV show
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, touching, serious, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couple relations, social differences, love and romance, initially antagonists, fall in love, prejudice, rich and poor, young woman, love affair, romance, unlikely couple, pride and honor ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, 1850s
Place: england, london
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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, realistic, serious, emotional, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: social differences, down on your luck, couple relations, family relations, couples, love and romance, master and servant, society, life is a bitch, rise to the top, parents and children, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london, venice, rome italy
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100%
 7.3
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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
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100%
 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 ⇓
100%
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Tess of the D'Urbervilles (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: Forced by poverty to seek support, the innocent Tess Durbeyfield seeks the help of the D'Urbervilles.
Style: sincere, clever, realistic, talky
Plot: village life, poverty, life is a bitch, innocence, family relations, master and servant, dishonesty, couples, society, love and romance, pregnancy, nobility ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: england
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50%
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Belgravia (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A tale of secrets and scandals set in 1840s London. When the Trenchards accept an invitation to the now legendary ball hosted by the Duchess of Richmond on the fateful evening of the Battle of Waterloo, it sets in motion a series of events that will ...
Style: captivating, romantic, exciting, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: aristocracy, life, family secret, high society, merchant, estate, family, family life, aristocrat, conflict, kindness, family conflict ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: london, england
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100%
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Cranford (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 469 min.
TV show
Story: In the 1840s, Cranford is ruled by the ladies. They adore good gossip; and romance and change is in the air, as the unwelcome grasp of the Industrial Revolution rapidly approaches their beloved rural market-town.
Style: sincere, atmospheric, clever, stylized, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town life, aristocracy, small town, social differences, family relations, love and romance, eligible bachelor, class differences, high society, family life, love triangle, social relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1840s
Place: england, europe
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33%
Lark Rise to Candleford (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 53 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the small hamlet of Lark Rise and the wealthier neighbouring market town, Candleford, the series chronicles the daily lives of farm-workers, craftsmen and gentry at the end of the 19th Century. Lark Rise to Candleford is a love letter to a ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, realistic, stylized, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: english countryside, village life, friendship, hopes, society, family business, social relations, father son relationship, love and romance, village, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s, victorian era
Place: england, europe, britain
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67%
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Bleak House (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 510 min.
TV show
Story: A suspenseful tale about the injustices of the 19th Century English legal system.
Style: captivating, bleak, serious, mysterious, realistic
Plot: estate, secret, intrigue, charles dickens, investigation, orphan, uncover truth, social differences, inheritance, haunted by the past, lawyer, murder ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, love and romance, redemption, social differences, hopes, haunted by the past, unfulfilled love, rise to the top, benefactor, youth, coming of age ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Wives and Daughters (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 301 min.
TV show
Story: Elizabeth Gaskell's enchanting tale of romance, scandal, and intrigue in a gossipy English town comes to Masterpiece Theatre in a lavish four-part production of Wives and Daughters, adapted by celebrated screenwriter Andrew Davies.Davies, who ...
Style: uplifting, serious, clever, psychological, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, prejudice, love and romance, parents and children, aristocrat, parent child relationship, love triangle, fall in love, estate, secret marriage, gossip, marriage ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, 1830s, 1820s, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london, britain, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: realistic, serious, captivating, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: coming of age, orphan, charles dickens, life is a bitch, youth, family relations, power relations, manic, step parent, adulthood, down on your luck, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Scarlett (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Austria
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
Story: The greatest love story ever told began with Gone with the Wind and continues in this sweeping epic sequel, as Scarlett, Rhett and a host of unforgettable characters go from tragedy to triumph in an action-packed saga of international scope
Style: serious, captivating, stylized, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, romance, parents and children, couples, couple relations, society, family relations, infidelity, fall in love, civil war, star crossed lovers, tragic love ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, victorian era
Place: europe, ireland, london, england, atlanta georgia ...
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100%
Daniel Deronda (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 210 min.
TV show
Story: Daniel Deronda is a British television serial drama adapted by Andrew Davies from the George Eliot novel of the same name. The serial was directed by Tom Hooper, produced by Louis Marks, and was first broadcast in three parts on BBC One from 23 ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: drowning, love triangle, social differences, love affair, ambition, betrayal, society, rise to the top, romance, unlikely couple, couples, aristocracy ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian, 1870s, victorian era
Place: england, europe, italy, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Way We Live Now (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 300 min.
TV show
Story: The Way We Live Now is a 2001 four-part television adaptation of the Anthony Trollope novel The Way We Live Now. The serial was first broadcast on the BBC and was directed by David Yates, written by Andrew Davies and produced by Nigel ...
Style: serious, realistic, witty, biting, captivating ...
Plot: intrigue, lifestyle, society, rich and poor, rise to the top, fall in love, life is a bitch, power relations, prejudice, greed, social differences, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, 1800s
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: betrayal, inheritance, charles dickens, dishonesty, love and romance, life is a bitch, lifestyle, society, power relations, social differences, love affair, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, victorian england
Place: england, london, europe
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26%
Moll Flanders (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The daughter of a thief, young Moll is placed in the care of a nunnery after the execution of her mother. However, the actions of an abusive priest lead Moll to rebel as a teenager, escaping to the dangerous streets of London. Further misfortunes ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, touching, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: prostitute, death of husband, mother daughter reunion, evil priest, shipwreck, hopes, clergy, orphan, rise to the top, life is a bitch, love and romance, strong female presence ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, 18th century, 1700s
Place: england, london, europe, britain
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100%
The Mystery of Edwin Drood (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: An exploration of Charles Dickens's unfinished work in which the mystery of the murder of Edwin Drood is examined.
Style: tense, serious, atmospheric, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: murder, obsession, stalking, mystery, orphan, human nature, small town, crimes, uncover truth, perversion, danger, hate ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, europe
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The Crimson Petal and the White (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 274 min.
TV show
Story: Follow Sugar into the underbelly of Victorian London seething with vitality, sexuality, ambition and emotion.
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, captivating, biting ...
Plot: prostitute, social climbing, love affair, rich and poor, mental illness, mistress, social differences, couple relations, diary, couples, high society, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian, 1880s, victorian era
Place: england, london, europe
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25%
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Sparkhouse (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: The relationship between childhood sweethearts, a farmer's daughter and boy from a rich family, turns tumultuous in this modern interpretation of Wuthering Heights.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, melancholic, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: farm, social differences, love affair, romance, family relations, parents and children, unfulfilled love, society, human nature, life is a bitch, young lovers, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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24%
The Glass Virgin (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Set in 1870s England, the story tells of Annabella Lagrange and the terrible secret her wealthy parents have kept from her. When she finally learns the truth, she runs away and eventually finds solace in the company of her family's former ...
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, sexy
Plot: coming of age, working class, couples, prostitute, friendship, family life, youth, family relations, wedding, society, self discovery, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, victorian era
Place: england
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24%
Any Human Heart (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
TV show
Story: A novelist's life ricochets from 1920s Paris to '50s New York and '80s London. Along the way he meets Ernest Hemingway, Ian Fleming and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor - the exiled British king and his mistress Wallis Simpson.
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: encounter, introspection, writer's life, love affair, love and romance, king, historical character, memoir, change, writers, flirting, oldtimer ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1920s, 80s, 20s ...
Place: england, france, london, usa, europe ...
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23%
The Tide of Life (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Tide of Life follows the fortunes of young housekeeper, Emily Kennedy, as she learns about relationships with three very different men. Forced from home of her first employer, Sep McGilby after his plans to marry her come to tragic end, Emily finds ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: estate, farm, power relations, life turned upside down, family relations, boss and employee, innocence lost, couple relations, society, love and romance, life is a bitch, romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, edwardian era
Place: england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Jane Eyre (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: After living a miserable life with her aunt, orphaned Jane Eyre is sent to Lowood, a residential school for children of limited means. Jane takes the advice of her friend and over many years takes her studies seriously, eventually advertising for a ...
Style: serious, stylized, sentimental, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, estate, governess, orphan, rich and poor, fall in love, couple relations, dark hero, society, social differences, blind character, power of love ...
Time: victorian, 19th century
Place: england, europe
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23%
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Poldark (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Britain is in the grip of a chilling recession... falling wages, rising prices, civil unrest - only the bankers are smiling. It's 1783 and Ross Poldark returns from the American War of Independence to his beloved Cornwall to find his world in ...
Style: captivating, family saga, realistic, saga, serious
Plot: countryside, family relations, love and romance, estate, love affair, society, rich and poor, master and servant, social differences, poverty, couple relations, romance ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1780s, 1790s
Place: england, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Great Expectations (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: 'Great Expectations' opens with Pip as a boy (played as an young man by newcomer Douglas Booth, 'The Pillars of the Earth') on the marshes near his home, where he encounters the desperate escapee Magwitch (Winstone). Pip is ...
Style: serious, realistic, twists and turns, atmospheric, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: orphan, generosity, lovers, rags to riches, convict, romance, inheritance, destiny, obsession, hopes, society, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian, 1820s, victorian era
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Forsyte Saga (1967)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Adaptation from John Galsworthy's novels.
Style: family saga, stylized, touching, epic, saga ...
Plot: love and romance, rich and poor, love affair, siblings relations, couple relations, romance, intrigue, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, dysfunctional family, couples, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 20th century, victorian era
Place: england, london
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22%
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, serious, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, boarding school, single parent, dysfunctional family, orphan, society, bittersweet, boss, injustice, power relations, siblings relations, down on your luck ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
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22%
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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, child in peril, confined, life is a bitch, coming of age, danger, youth, crimes, young heroes, society, injustice ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1830s, victorian era
Place: london, europe, england
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22%
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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: touching, sentimental, sincere, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: orphan, thief, child's point of view, street kid, social decay, friendship, society, youth, life is a bitch, injustice, danger, theft ...
Time: victorian england, 19th century, victorian
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%