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Great Expectations (2011)
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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, atmospheric, gloomy, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: orphan, generosity, lawyer, convict, rags to riches, lovers, inheritance, power of love, youth, obsession, destiny, love and romance, poverty, fall in love, hopes, childhood, social differences, letter, stranger, society, redemption, humble, coming of age, unfulfillment, romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, 1820s
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, love and romance, orphan, family relations, romance and power relations mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like Great Expectations: Vanity Fair (1998), Oliver Twist (1999), Our Mutual Friend (1998), David Copperfield (1999), Vanity Fair (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: orphan, generosity, love and romance, redemption, social differences, haunted by the past, unfulfilled love, rise to the top, hopes, benefactor, romance, obsession ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, london
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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, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couple relations, orphan, generosity, coming of age, destiny, hopes, love and romance, society, social differences, obsession, couples, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, london
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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: witty, sincere, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: orphan, romance, love and romance, manipulations, blind ambition, couple relations, rich and poor, rise to the top, ambition, social differences, feminism, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: realistic, emotional, serious, touching
Plot: rich and poor, haunted by the past, orphan, criminal heroes, love and romance, unfulfilled love, romance, rise to the top, teaching the ways of the world, hopes, boarding school life, humble ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: realistic, serious, bleak, emotional, gloomy
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, child abuse, coming of age, apprentice, injustice, danger, youth, social differences, society, kidnapping, confined, young heroes ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1830s, victorian era
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: captivating, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: betrayal, inheritance, life is a bitch, love and romance, power relations, society, social differences, lifestyle, love affair, dishonesty, greed, unrequited love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: touching, atmospheric, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, orphan, power relations, family relations, manic, society, social differences, adulthood, youth, life is a bitch, rich and poor, down on your luck ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Vanity Fair (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Story: An adaptation of the 1848 novel by William Makepeace Thackeray.
Style: stylized, classic literature, atmospheric, witty
Plot: social differences, british, rise to the top, ambition, social climbing, society, rich and poor, life philosophy, life turned upside down, dysfunctional family, unrequited love, adaptation ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 ...
Style: touching, gothic, captivating, atmospheric, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: social differences, love and romance, rich and poor, master and servant, estate, power of love, family secret, fall in love, couple relations, haunted by the past, unlikely couple, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1840s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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, realistic, bleak, serious
Plot: estate, inheritance, secret, murder, lawyer, intrigue, legal, orphan, haunted by the past, evidence, investigation, legal action ...
Time: victorian, 19th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, sentimental, touching, gloomy, bleak
Plot: orphan, thief, injustice, child abuse, friendship, theft, youth, danger, street kid, social decay, kidnapping, down on your luck ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: inheritance, insecurity, gossip, aristocrat, broken engagement, diplomat, jealousy, marriage, piano, love and romance, unfulfillment, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, 1860s
Place: england, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: gothic, atmospheric, touching, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: couple relations, unlikely couple, rich and poor, love affair, fall in love, social differences, looking for love, estate, dark hero, romance, family secret, prejudice ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 18th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, britain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: emotional, stylized, atmospheric, gloomy, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: artist, destiny, romance, childhood, seduction, ambition, understanding, social differences, society, generosity, inheritance, orphan ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 90s, 18th century, 19th century
Place: florida, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, atmospheric, clever, serious, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town life, aristocracy, small town, love and romance, social differences, high society, marriage, class differences, siblings relations, proposal, eligible bachelor, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1840s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Vanity Fair (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's novel. The first colour production from the BBC.
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, captivating
Plot: manipulation, manipulations, romance, blind ambition, love and romance, wooing, dishonesty, couples, society, social differences, couple relations, rise to the top ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: captivating, realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Plot: single parent, boarding school, society, friendship, dysfunctional family, orphan, power relations, family relations, family in danger, social differences, boarding school life, injustice ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
David Copperfield (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 118 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: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, orphan, power relations, youth, down on your luck, life is a bitch, boarding school life, rich and poor, young heroes, family problems, destiny, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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: gothic, emotional, atmospheric, sincere, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: french, couples, fall in love, youth, society, estate, love affair, letter, haunted by the past, childhood, desire, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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: captivating, serious, emotional, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: siblings relations, couple relations, love and romance, parents and children, fall in love, couples, family life, manners, uneducated, estate, countryside, social differences ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Manions of America (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 290 min.
Story: Film starring David Soul, Kate Mulgrew, Pierce Brosnan
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating, sentimental
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: american civil war, rise to the top, rich and poor, romance, love and romance, immigrants, couple relations, unfulfillment, follow your dream, hopes, couples, ambition ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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: serious, emotional, captivating, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: romance, unfulfillment, couple relations, destructive relationship, love and romance, crumbling marriage, unsupportive spouse, tragic hero, family problems, love affair, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Love in a Cold Climate (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Adaptation of Nancy Mitford's novel.
Style: realistic, serious, witty, stylized
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: social differences, society, eccentric family, looking for love, wooing, couples, power relations, family relations, infidelity, love triangle, unfulfilled love, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 301 min.
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, romantic, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, parents and children, family relations, love triangle, fall in love, couple relations, prejudice, aristocrat, secret marriage, marriage, gossip, parent child relationship ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, victorian era, 1820s, 1830s
Place: england, europe, britain, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: captivating, realistic, stylized, serious
Plot: inheritance, blackmail, mercenary, intrigue, cheating, manipulations, ambition, tribe, society, innocence lost, dishonesty, self involved ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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North & South (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 235 min.
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, captivating, touching, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: social differences, couple relations, rich and poor, love and romance, prejudice, love affair, pride and honor, fall in love, initially antagonists, unlikely couple, young woman, society ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, 1850s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: tense, stylized, realistic, clever, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, love affair, solace, society, social differences, male nudity, class differences, male objectification, female protagonist
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Masterpiece Theatre: Bleak House (1985)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 391 min.
Story: Adaptation of the Dickens novel.
Style: bleak, serious, stylized, realistic, captivating
Plot: lawsuit, murder, orphan, legal action, hotshot lawyer, injustice, family relations, society, introspection, social differences, human nature, courtroom drama ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Lark Rise to Candleford (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 53 min.
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: village life, friendship, village, city country contrast, society, social differences, hopes, social relations, coming of age, family business, grief, small town ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s, victorian era
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
David Copperfield (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: An orphan with a rough childhood becomes a barrister.
Style: realistic, touching, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: orphan, friendship, boarding school, down on your luck, rich and poor, teaching the ways of the world, boarding school life, parents and children, young heroes, life is a bitch, grownups, nightmare comes true ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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