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Great Expectations (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
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 coerced into stealing a metal file to break Magwitch's chains, but the boy willingly snares a piece of meat pie to feed the famished man. So begins a classic coming-of-age story about innate kindness and learned indifference. Young Pip expects no more from life than to join his brother-in-law Joe at the blacksmith's forge. But fate intervenes when the neighboring rich eccentric Miss Havisham (Anderson) seeks Pip out as a playmate for her adopted daughter, Estella (Vanessa Kirby, 'The Hour'). This sets Pip on a course that sees him tested in many ways, not least in being thrown into a wish-fulfillment paradise for a young man, where he has the pleasures of London at his disposal and true love - and great expectations - in his future. Or so he thinks.
Style: twists and turns, emotional, serious, stylized, realistic, captivating, atmospheric, gloomy
Audience: girls' night
Plot: orphan, generosity, inheritance, power of love, lovers, rags to riches, convict, lawyer, obsession, social differences, romance, unfulfilled love, hopes, love and romance, society, unfulfillment, redemption, destiny, coming of age, fall in love, youth, humble, stranger, letter, poverty ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, 1820s, victorian era
Place: england

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and emotional films and TV series with plots about society, social differences, orphan, love and romance, family relations, power relations and romance mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like Great Expectations: Oliver Twist (1999), David Copperfield (1999), Oliver Twist (2007), Our Mutual Friend (1998), Bleak House (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: emotional, serious, realistic, stylized, captivating ...
Plot: orphan, generosity, social differences, unfulfilled love, romance, hopes, love and romance, society, youth, rise to the top, obsession, redemption ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.9
 709
Oliver Twist (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 386 min.
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, gloomy, realistic, bleak, emotional
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, child abuse, young heroes, down on your luck, kidnapping, injustice, society, youth, life is a bitch, rich and poor, social differences, coming of age ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1830s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
David Copperfield (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 185 min.
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: captivating, serious, realistic, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: orphan, coming of age, youth, family relations, life is a bitch, rise to the top, rich and poor, social differences, down on your luck, dishonesty, society, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 7.5
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Oliver Twist (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 176 min.
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: realistic, bleak, gloomy, sentimental, touching
Plot: orphan, thief, injustice, crimes, urban, society, youth, life is a bitch, friends, friendship, down on your luck, kidnapping ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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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: emotional, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couple relations, orphan, rise to the top, romance, social differences, haunted by the past, coming of age, fall in love, hopes, love and romance, society, obsession ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Our Mutual Friend (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 350 min.
Story: Intertwining tales of love, greed, and secret identities in Charles Dickens's 1860s London.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: betrayal, inheritance, love affair, social differences, dishonesty, love and romance, society, power relations, life is a bitch, lifestyle, mistaken identity, doll ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, victorian england
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Great Expectations (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 123 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: serious, touching, realistic, emotional
Plot: orphan, rich and poor, romance, social differences, teaching the ways of the world, boarding school life, coming of age, hopes, society, youth, rise to the top, obsession ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 8.4
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Bleak House (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 510 min.
Story: A suspenseful tale about the injustices of the 19th Century English legal system.
Style: captivating, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: estate, inheritance, intrigue, aristocracy, life is a bitch, murder, lawyer, secret, human nature, injustice, dishonesty, orphan ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 7.4
 72K
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, captivating, gothic, atmospheric, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: social differences, rich and poor, love and romance, family secret, master and servant, estate, power of love, fall in love, haunted by the past, unlikely couple, society, young woman ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1840s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 8.3
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Cranford (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 469 min.
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, clever, atmospheric, serious, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town life, love and romance, small town, social differences, siblings relations, eligible bachelor, high society, proposal, aristocracy, class differences, society, marriage ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1840s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 540 min.
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: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: boarding school, single parent, orphan, rich and poor, social differences, boarding school life, family in danger, injustice, society, family relations, friendship, siblings relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
He Knew He Was Right (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 240 min.
Story: He Knew He Was Right was a 2004 BBC TV adaptation of the Anthony Trollope novel He Knew He Was Right. The mini-series portrays the failure of a marriage caused by the unreasonable jealousy of a husband exacerbated by the stubbornness of a wilful ...
Style: serious, stylized, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: piano, gossip, insecurity, broken engagement, diplomat, aristocrat, jealousy, marriage, inheritance, crumbling marriage, couple relations, sibling relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, 1860s
Place: england, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.8
 1K
Vanity Fair (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: This faithful BBC adaptation once again brings William Makepeace Thackeray's classic satirical novel to the screen. Becky Sharp (Natasha Little) is a beautiful, clever and poor girl determined to earn a higher place in society at any cost. The ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, sincere, witty ...
Plot: orphan, blind ambition, romance, rise to the top, napoleonic wars, couple relations, rich and poor, social differences, life turned upside down, ambition, dishonesty, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's novel. The first colour production from the BBC.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized
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Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 301 min.
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Style: clever, uplifting, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 19th century, victorian, 1830s, victorian era, 1820s
Place: england, europe, africa, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 8.2
 363
Flambards (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 780 min.
Story: In the early 1900s in England, young Christina is orphaned and goes to live with her Uncle Russell, who owns the country estate of Flambards, and has two sons. Mark, the elder, is a wastrel, a roue and, like his father, loves to hunt. The younger ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, family relations, estate, couple relations, countryside, parents and children, siblings relations, social differences, fall in love, family life, society, couples ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
David Copperfield (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: An orphan with a rough childhood becomes a barrister.
Style: serious, touching, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: orphan, boarding school, friendship, coming of age, young heroes, social differences, teaching the ways of the world, child as adult, down on your luck, society, youth, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Making of a Lady (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: stylized, tense, serious, clever, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, love affair, social differences, society, solace, class differences
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Great Expectations (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Loosely based on the Charles Dickens' classic novel, "Great Expectations" is a sensual tale of a young man's unforgettable passage into manhood, and the three individuals who will undeniably change his life forever. Through the ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, stylized, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
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Time: 20th century, 70s, 90s, 18th century, 19th century
Place: florida, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 8.4
 17K
Jane Eyre (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 230 min.
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: atmospheric, touching, gothic, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: unlikely couple, couple relations, rich and poor, love affair, fall in love, looking for love, social differences, estate, romance, infidelity, love and romance, family secret ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, britain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Martin Chuzzlewit (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 385 min.
Story: Martin Chuzzlewit is an old man with a large fortune and an even larger set of family and friends. A portrait of greed and selfishness, this magnificent adaptation of Dickens' comic masterpiece features an all-star cast.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: inheritance, blackmail, intrigue, manipulations, innocence lost, ambition, dishonesty, society, family relations, social relations, tribe, social climbing ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Love in a Cold Climate (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Adaptation of Nancy Mitford's novel.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, witty
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: couple relations, infidelity, romance, looking for love, love triangle, siblings relations, social differences, eccentric family, love and romance, society, couples, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Manions of America (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 290 min.
Story: Film starring David Soul, Kate Mulgrew, Pierce Brosnan
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, sentimental
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: american civil war, immigrants, lovers reunited, romance, love and romance, society, follow your dream, rise to the top, couple relations, rich and poor, ambition, hopes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Masterpiece Theatre: Bleak House (1985)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 391 min.
Story: Adaptation of the Dickens novel.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, stylized, captivating
Plot: orphan, lawsuit, murder, hotshot lawyer, courtroom drama, poverty, injustice, estate, dishonesty, legal, life is a bitch, journalism ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.8
 9K
The Paradise (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: An intoxicating love story set in England's first department store in the 1870s. The Paradise revolves around the lives of the people who live and work in the store, each bound in their own way by the power of the world they live in, and the ...
Style: captivating, stylized, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fashion, workplace situations, love affair, love and romance, workplace, rise to the top, urban, ambition, power relations, shopping, high society, department store ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, 20th century, victorian era, 1870s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.3
 475
Anna Karenina (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 360 min.
Story: To help her brother mend his failing marriage, young Russian beauty Anna Karenina - who's married to eminent nobleman Alexei Karenin - leaves St. Petersburg for Moscow, where she meets the dashing Count Vronsky. They soon fall madly in love, ...
Style: emotional, serious, epic, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: unsupportive spouse, crumbling marriage, extramarital affair, romance, couple relations, infidelity, love affair, love triangle, tragic love, dysfunctional family, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Emily of New Moon (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Emily of New Moon is a Canadian television series, which aired on CBC Television from 1998 to 2000. The series originally aired in the United States on the Cookie Jar Toons block on This TV and it is currently seen in Canada on the Viva, Bravo! and ...
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: orphan, island, young heroes, family, starting over, coming of age, youth, family relations, uncover truth, custody, family life, family problems ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.5
 420
Rag Nymph (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Seperated from her prostitute mother as the woman flees on foot down the filthy mid-19th century streets of Newcastle from the police, ten year old Millie is taken under the wing of rag lady Aggie Winkovski and her crippled helper, Ben. Young Millie ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic
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Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian era, 1800s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Wuthering Heights (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Foundling Heathcliff is raised by the wealthy Earnshaws in Yorkshire but in later life launches a vendetta against the family.
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, classic literature ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love affair, unfulfilled love, estate, social differences, obsession, family relations, society, destructive relationship, love triangle, couples, forbidden love, punishment ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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