Movies and TV shows like Upstairs, Downstairs

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Upstairs, Downstairs (1971)
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Upstairs, Downstairs (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Upstairs, Downstairs is a British television drama series originally produced by London Weekend Television and revived by the BBC. It ran on ITV in 68 episodes divided into five series from 1971 to 1975. Set in a large townhouse in Edwardian, First World War and interwar Belgravia in London, the series depicts the lives of the servants "downstairs" and their masters—the family "upstairs". Great events feature prominently in the episodes but minor or gradual changes are also noted. The series stands as a document of the social and technological changes that occurred between 1903 and 1930.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, stylized
Plot: maid, butler, wealth, high society, rich and poor, couples, lifestyle, master and servant, family relations, couple relations, love and romance, family life, social differences, society, power relations, class differences, master servant relationship, domestic servant, working class, poverty, servant, kitchen, cooking, cook, class system ...
Time: 1900s, 1930s, 1920s, 1910s, 30s, 20th century, 20s ...
Place: england, london, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, stylized and captivating films and TV series with plots about society, power relations, love and romance, family relations, social differences, couples and high society mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like Upstairs, Downstairs: Upstairs Downstairs (2010), Downton Abbey (2010), The House of Eliott (1991), Berkeley Square (1998), The Forsyte Saga (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Upstairs Downstairs (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set in 1936, the show takes viewers, old and new, back to the lavish world of Belgravia, London. A new set of occupants reside at 165 Eaton Place and viewers see how external and internal influences of the tumultuous pre-war period shape and mould ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, stylized
Plot: master and servant, high society, butler, millionaire, family values, marriage, family relations, lifestyle, racial issues, housewife, rich and poor, couples ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: england, europe, london
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Downton Abbey (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
Story: A chronicle of the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the post-Edwardian era—with great events in history having an effect on their lives and on the British social hierarchy.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized, tragicomedy
Audience: girls' night
Plot: aristocracy, estate, master and servant, manners, countryside, love and romance, butler, traditional versus modern, family life, family relations, social differences, high society ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1920s, 20s
Place: england, yorkshire, europe
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The House of Eliott (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: The House of Eliott is a British television series produced and broadcast by the BBC in three series between 1991 and 1994. The series starred Stella Gonet and Louise Lombard as two sisters in 1920s London who establish a dressmaking business and ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere
Plot: fashion, family relations, workplace situations, society, workplace, fashion designer, lifestyle, photographer, ambition, rise to the top, notoriety, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: england, london
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Berkeley Square (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Three young women from very different backgrounds meet, become friends and share experiences when they all gain positions as nannies in the wealthy households of London's exclusive Berkeley Square.
Style: touching, sentimental, clever, realistic, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: nanny, butler, child abuse, bittersweet, friends, power relations, family relations, high society, social differences, friendship, love and romance, babies and infants ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, 90s, edwardian era
Place: london, europe, england
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The Forsyte Saga (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 276 min.
TV show
Story: In 2002, the first two books and the first interlude of John Galsworthy's trilogy The Forsyte Saga were adapted by Granada Television for the ITV network. Additional funding for this production was provided by American PBS station WGBH, the ...
Style: realistic, stylized, touching, serious, saga ...
Plot: high society, family relations, love affair, society, couple relations, love and romance, wealthy family, rich and poor, forbidden love, parents and children, siblings relations, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian era, 1920s, 20s ...
Place: england, europe
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The Paradise (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, realistic, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: workplace situations, love and romance, fashion, love affair, flirting, rise to the top, high society, nouveau riche, power relations, workplace, ambition, shopping ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century, 1870s, victorian era
Place: england
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100%
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Lilies (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Lilies is a British period-drama television series, written by Heidi Thomas, which ran for one eight-episode series in early 2007 on BBC One. The show's tagline was "Liverpool, 1920. Three girls on the edge of womanhood, a world on the ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, sexual ...
Plot: family relations, post war, family problems, parents and children, working class, life is a bitch, society, youth, sister sister relationship, bittersweet, poverty, slum ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: liverpool, england
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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, class differences, eligible bachelor, high society, family life, love triangle, social relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1840s
Place: england, europe
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100%
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Parade's End (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Belgium, USA
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
Story: In the years before the First World War, three Britons are drawn into fraught and ultimately tragic relations: Anglican Christopher Tietjens, second son of the lord of the manor of Groby, Yorkshire, who is a disconsolate, Tory statistician in ...
Style: serious, realistic, clever, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war one, high society, romance, love triangle, loveless marriage, crumbling marriage, adultery, unfaithful wife, couple relations, lovers, countryside, love and romance ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Duchess of Duke Street (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: The Duchess Of Duke Street is a BBC television drama series set in London between 1900 and 1925. It was created by John Hawkesworth, the former producer of the highly successful ITV period drama Upstairs, Downstairs. It starred Gemma Jones as Louisa ...
Style: stylized, sincere, semi serious, realistic
Plot: world war one, hotel, rich and poor, social differences, rise to the top, master and servant, love and romance, society, ambition, power relations, couples, chef ...
Time: 1910s
Place: london, europe, england
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Grand Hotel (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Spain
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Grand Hotel is a Spanish drama television series directed by Carlos Sedes and starring Yon Gonzalez and Amaia Salamanca. It first aired on Antena 3 in Spain on 11 October 2011 and on Sky Arts 1 in the UK on 18 November 2012. The series, filmed at ...
Style: captivating, stylized, serious, realistic, heartbreaking
Plot: love and romance, investigation, intrigue, hotel, crimes, master and servant, high society, social differences, society, maid, workplace, love affair ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: spain
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The Wingless Bird (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: On the eve of World War I, Agnes Conway manages both the business and the problems of her troubled family. She finds the strength to break class barriers and help her sister Jessie marry a good boy from a family of dockside toughs. Is she strong ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: rich and poor, world war one, society, ambition, betrayal, social differences, love triangle, love affair, working class, dishonesty, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: england, northern england
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A Dance to the Music of Time (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 416 min.
TV show
Story: Anthony Powell's 12 volume novel sequence "A Dance to the Music of Time" has been dramatised for television.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, stylized
Plot: high society, couple relations, lifestyle, dishonesty, society, couples, social relations, power relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), rich and poor, social differences, world war two ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: england, europe, london
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The Village (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Village is a BBC TV series written by Peter Moffat. The drama is set in a Derbyshire village in the 20th century. The first series of what Moffat hopes will become a 42-hour TV drama was broadcast in spring 2013 and covered the years 1914 to ...
Style: realistic, stylized, serious, captivating, epic
Plot: village life, family relations, parents and children, society, social relations, child birth, childbirth, village, family, shell shock
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: england
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Love in a Cold Climate (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
TV show
Story: Adaptation of Nancy Mitford's novel.
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, witty
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: social differences, looking for love, love triangle, fall in love, eccentric family, society, master and servant, unlikely couple, wooing, unfulfilled love, infidelity, romance ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Mr Selfridge (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Mr. Selfridge recounts the real life story of the flamboyant and visionary American founder of Selfridge's, London's lavish department store. Set in 1909 London, when women were reveling in a new sense of freedom and modernity, it follows ...
Style: stylized, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: businessman, rise to the top, high society, visionary, lifestyle, workplace, ambition, business venture, ambitious, career, success, workplace situations ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Aristocrats (1999)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 300 min.
TV show
Story: Based on a true story, Aristocrats draws back the curtain on an 18th century English family near the summit of society, revealing a tapestry of romance, prejudice, infidelity, and revolution.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: master and servant, politics, rich and poor, family relations, royal family, siblings relations, romance, state affairs, high society, infidelity, power relations, intrigue ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, georgian era
Place: england, ireland, europe
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The Black Velvet Gown (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In the 1830's in northern England, Riah Millican, a widow with three children, takes a job as housekeeper to a reclusive former teacher, Percival Miller. Miller makes Riah the gift of a black velvet gown, and even educates her children. But ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: servant, housekeeper, idealism, working class, social differences, family life, single parent, starting over, society, love and romance, family relations, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1830s, 1840s
Place: england, europe, france
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100%
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The Haves and the Have Nots (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Tyler Perry's The Haves and the Have Nots is a new television drama from the prolific writer, director and producer Tyler Perry. The show follows the complicated dynamic between the rich and powerful Cryer family and the hired help who work in ...
Style: serious, touching, emotional, family saga, realistic
Plot: rich and poor, master and servant, social differences, family life, society, maid, african american protagonist, power relations, family relations, boss and employee, extramarital affair, homosexual
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Flambards (1979)
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, captivating, realistic, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war one, love and romance, society, estate, uneducated, couples, manners, family relations, social differences, family life, fall in love, couple relations ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1900s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, serious, stylized, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: working class, workplace, life is a bitch, factory worker, society, factory, power relations, mechanic, realism, family relations, rich and poor, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england
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A Woman of Substance (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 490 min.
TV show
Story: A Woman of Substance charts the life of Emma Harte, from kitchen maid at the beginning of the 20th Century, to respected business woman and Grandmother in the 1980's. From humble beginnings Emma Harte starts her business with a small shop, but ...
Style: stylized, emotional, realistic, serious, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: female protagonist, family relations, ambition, world war one, store, working class, pregnancy, inheritance, master and servant, vengeance, rich and poor, love affair ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, 1930s, 1920s, 20s ...
Place: england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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The Grand (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Grand is a British television drama series first broadcast on ITV in 1997–1998. It was written by Russell T Davies and set in a hotel in Manchester in the 1920s. There are two series: eight episodes in the first series were broadcast from 4 ...
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, sexual
Plot: family relations, maid, hotel, prostitute, couple relations, infidelity, siblings relations, betrayal, romance, love and romance, lifestyle, world war one ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: england, europe, manchester england, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Mrs Biggs (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: The true story of Charmian Biggs (née Powell), the rebellious product of a strict 1950s upbringing, and her whirlwind romance with Ronald Biggs leading to a descent into crime, most infamously 1963's Great Train Robbery.
Style: emotional, stylized, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: criminal heroes, heist, love and romance, crimes, love affair, couple relations, family relations, wanted, couples, crime and punishment
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1950s, 1960s, 50s
Place: england, australia, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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South Riding (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Andrew Davies sparkling adaption of Winifred Holtby's acclaimed novel. Insightful, warm and full of memorable characters, South Riding tells a fraught love story and paints a panaromic portrait of a Yorkshire community in the long aftermath of ...
Style: captivating, emotional, touching, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love affair, family relations, hopes, parents and children, society, love and romance, human spirit, social relations, small town, strong female presence, power relations, high school ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, love affair, social climbing, rich and poor, mental illness, social differences, mistress, couple relations, couples, high society, diary, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian era, victorian, 1880s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Breathless (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Hospital drama set in London during the early 1960s, following the staff of a busy gynecology ward at a time when abortion is illegal and the contraceptive pill is only just becoming available to married women.
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, captivating, touching ...
Plot: doctors and patients, hospital, workplace, patient, treatment, workplace situations, workplace romance, society, nurse, gynecologist, strong female presence, couple relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: london, england
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27%
To Serve Them All My Days (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 673 min.
TV show
Story: David Powlett-Jones has just returned to England from the trenches of WWI. He was injured and shell-shocked and, after a spell in hospital he gets a job teaching in a boys boarding school in S.W. England. He is not at all sure he can do the job, but ...
Style: serious, realistic, talky, clever, touching
Plot: boarding school, teachers and students, working class, human spirit, rise to the top, politics, hopes, society, ambition, war, college, wartime life ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 1910s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Behaving Badly (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Behaving Badly is a 1989 British television serial directed by David Tucker. The teleplay by Catherine Heath and Moira Williams is based on Heath's novel of the same name. It was initially broadcast by Channel 4. The series was released on DVD ...
Style: semi serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: dysfunctional family, starting over, infidelity, parents and children, rich and poor, social differences, suburban life, couple relations, human nature, siblings relations, wooing, suburbs ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Desperate Romantics (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Six-part drama series set in and among the alleys, galleries and flesh-houses of 19th-century industrial London, following the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, a vagabond group of English painters, poets and critics.
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, sentimental, bleak ...
Plot: painting, lust, bohemian life, rebellion, lifestyle, love and romance, rebelliousness, couples, artist, performer's life, artists and showbiz, social relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1800s
Place: england, london, europe
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26%