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Great Expectations (2011)
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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 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: serious, twists and turns, atmospheric, captivating, emotional, realistic, gloomy, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: orphan, generosity, victorian england, lovers, rags to riches, convict, romance, inheritance, obsession, destiny, hopes, social differences, stranger, society, redemption, power of love, gentleman, poverty, lawyer, charles dickens, youth, love and romance, fall in love, childhood, letter ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1820s
Place: england, london

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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, captivating, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: generosity, orphan, love and romance, redemption, social differences, hopes, haunted by the past, unfulfilled love, rise to the top, benefactor, coming of age, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, 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: bleak, gloomy, emotional, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, child abuse, life is a bitch, confined, young heroes, youth, danger, coming of age, apprentice, injustice, child in peril, crimes ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1830s
Place: london, england, europe
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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: serious, emotional, sincere, captivating, 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, 19th century, victorian
Place: england, london
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Vanity Fair (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: An adaptation of the 1848 novel by William Makepeace Thackeray.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, witty
Plot: british, social differences, ambition, female protagonist, rise to the top, life philosophy, social climbing, society, life turned upside down, dysfunctional family, adaptation, prejudice ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, london
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Dickensian (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Dickensian intertwines the realm of fictional characters in Charles Dickens’ novels—including Scrooge, Fagin and Miss Havisham—in half-hour episodes, as their lives intertwine in 19th century London. The Old Curiosity Shop sits next door to ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, captivating, serious
Plot: charles dickens, murder, investigation, crimes, victorian england, family relations, police, period piece
Time: 19th century, 1840s, victorian era
Place: england, london
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He Knew He Was Right (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
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, realistic, stylized
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: inheritance, aristocrat, marriage, broken engagement, dishonesty, couple relations, newlyweds, romance, gossip and rumors, family relations, insecurity, gossip ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1860s
Place: england, london, alps
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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, charles dickens, secret, intrigue, uncover truth, investigation, orphan, social differences, inheritance, haunted by the past, lawyer, murder ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, london, europe
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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: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: rich and poor, society, orphan, romance, boarding school life, destiny, unfulfilled love, teaching the ways of the world, social differences, haunted by the past, obsession, youth ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian
Place: england
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100%
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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 ...
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Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1840s, 70s
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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: realistic, serious, captivating, stylized, sincere ...
Plot: manipulation, satire, orphan, power relations, life turned upside down, couple relations, social differences, rich and poor, strong female presence, high society, couples, social climbing ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, europe, 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: realistic, serious, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: charles dickens, betrayal, inheritance, power relations, social differences, love affair, life is a bitch, lifestyle, society, love and romance, dishonesty, greed ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: london, england, europe
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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: captivating, uplifting, emotional, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: coming of age, orphan, charles dickens, adulthood, manic, down on your luck, social differences, rich and poor, rise to the top, dishonesty, society, youth ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: england, europe, london
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 176 min.
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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, realistic ...
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Duration: 336 min.
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Audience: girls' night
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
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Style: emotional, serious, realistic, romantic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
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Time: 20th century, 70s, 90s, 80s, 19th century ...
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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: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: manipulation, satire, society, manipulations, ambition, love and romance, blind ambition, romance, rise to the top, life turned upside down, couples, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 540 min.
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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 ...
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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Style: serious, stylized, sentimental, realistic
Audience: girls' night
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 385 min.
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Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized
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Time: victorian era, victorian, 19th century
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
TV show
Story: Adaptation of Nancy Mitford's novel.
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, witty
Audience: date night, girls' night
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Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 180 min.
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Style: sincere, touching, serious, captivating, sentimental ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 780 min.
TV show
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
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, touching, emotional ...
Plot: orphan, coming of age, power relations, rich and poor, down on your luck, boarding school life, destiny, alcohol abuse, child in peril, young heroes, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london
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Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 286 min.
TV show
Story: Filmed on location in the North of England, A Dinner of Herbs is a film based on Catherine Cookson's novel about hardship, betrayal and family life in a 19th century working class town. Roddy and Hal have been friends since childhood, but their ...
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Great Expectations (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Phillip Pirrip, known as Pip, meets a convict or two in a graveyard and sets into motion a series of events that lead him from a comfortable life in his brother-in-law's forge to a mysterious inheritance and his acquaintance with the eerie Miss ...
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Time: victorian era, 19th century
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Anna Karenina (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
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Masterpiece Theatre: Bleak House (1985)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 391 min.
TV show
Story: Adaptation of the Dickens novel.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized, bleak
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Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, london, europe
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The Manions of America (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 290 min.
TV show
Story: Film starring David Soul, Kate Mulgrew, Pierce Brosnan
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, captivating, emotional
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: immigrants, american civil war, hopes, love and romance, unfulfillment, couple relations, lovers apart, rise to the top, romance, rich and poor, lovers reunited, society ...
Time: 19th century
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