Movies like Nicholas Nickleby

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Nicholas Nickleby (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The Charles Dickens story of Nicholas Nickleby, a young boy in search of a better life for his recently torn-apart family. A young compassionate man struggles to save his family and friends from the abusive exploitation of his coldheartedly grasping uncle.
Style: captivating, semi serious, clever, touching, realistic, feel good, humorous, compassionate, earnest, light ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: boarding school, rescue, haunted by the past, arranged marriage, butler, danger, vengeance, love and romance, rivalry, youth, family relations, siblings relations, boarding school life, fall in love, forceful separation, family reunited, exploit, mistrust, betrayal, runaway, dysfunctional family, death, ribbon, cheque, lock of hair ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, victorian england, 1830s, victorian era, 18th century
Place: london, europe, liverpool, yorkshire, england

Most similar movies to Nicholas Nickleby

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, talky, melancholic and light films with plots about love and romance, fall in love, romance, society, love, mentor and couples mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Nicholas Nickleby: Jane Eyre (2011), Emma (1996), Jane Eyre (1996), The Portrait of a Lady (1996), Washington Square (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, 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 ⇓
95%
 6.7
 31K
Emma (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Emma Woodhouse is a congenial young lady who delights in meddling in other people’s affairs. She is perpetually trying to unite men and women who are utterly wrong for each other. Despite her interest in romance, Emma is clueless about her own ...
Style: witty, captivating, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: jane austen, matchmaking, opposites attract, looking for love, estate, countryside, fall in love, couples, rich and poor, friendship, romance, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1810s, 18th century
Place: england, britain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.8
 8K
Jane Eyre (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Jane Eyre is an orphan cast out as a young girl by her aunt, Mrs. Reed, and sent to be raised in a harsh charity school for girls. There she learns to be come a teacher and eventually seeks employment outside the school. Her advertisement is ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: couple relations, aunt, gentleman, estate, orphan, romance, realism, love affair, school, parents and children, rich and poor, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Portrait of a Lady (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Ms. Isabel Archer isn't afraid to challenge societal norms. Impressed by her free spirit, her kindhearted cousin writes her into his fatally ill father's will. Suddenly rich and independent, Isabelle ventures into the world, along the way ...
Style: stylized, intellectual, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: art, girl, friendship, money, manipulation, self discovery, couple relations, rich, infidelity, romance, love affair, love triangle ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1870s, victorian era, 18th century
Place: europe, england, egypt, sicily, florence italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Washington Square (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Set in 1870's New York, a spinster heiress is courted by a much younger, penniless man, much to the chagrin of her over-protective father, and must decide whether to spend the rest of her life alone, or marry a man who is interested in her only ...
Style: stylized, gloomy, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: betrayal, heiress, spinster, forbidden love, romance, couple relations, destructive relationship, single father, infidelity, love affair, love triangle, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 18th century
Place: new york, usa, paris france, alps, minnesota ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.9
 7K
Onegin (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the opulent St. Petersburg of the Empire period, Eugene Onegin is a jaded but dashing aristocrat - a man often lacking in empathy, who suffers from restlessness, melancholy and, finally, regret. Through his best friend Lensky, Onegin is ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, clever, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, couple relations, countryside, love affair, unfulfilled love, fall in love, love and romance, society, unfulfillment, obsession, betrayal, soldier ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 18th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 ⇓
56%
Wuthering Heights (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Earnshaws are Yorkshire farmers during the early 19th Century. One day, Mr. Earnshaw returns from a trip to the city, bringing with him a ragged little boy called Heathcliff. Earnshaw's son, Hindley, resents the child, but Heathcliff ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: forbidden love, orphan, couple relations, infidelity, romance, love affair, love triangle, social differences, tragic love, vengeance, true love, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1920s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 7.5
 914
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: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fall in love, couple relations, parents and children, social differences, down on your luck, love and romance, couples, family relations, master and servant, rise to the top, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Sense and Sensibility (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. Two daughters are the titular opposites.
Style: touching, sincere, feel good, romantic, classic literature ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love affair, love triangle, romance, rich and poor, jane austen, inheritance, love and romance, society, family relations, social differences, sister sister relationship, eligible bachelor ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 18th century, 1800s, 1810s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.2
 2K
Cousin Bette (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Cousin Bette is a poor and lonely seamstress, who, after the death of her prominent and wealthy sister, tries to ingratiate herself into lives of her brother-in-law, Baron Hulot, and her niece, Hortense Hulot. Failing to do so, she instead finds ...
Style: witty, semi serious, stylized, sexual, realistic ...
Plot: revenge, infidelity, courtesan, fall in love, love, love affair, social differences, dishonesty, love and romance, society, couples, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1840s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.3
 4K
Firelight (1997)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Firelight is a period romance/drama film written and directed by William Nicholson. It was Nicholson's first, and to date only, film as director.
Style: touching, uplifting, serious, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love affair, parents and children, fall in love, hopes, love and romance, couples, family relations, couple relations, reunion, estate, governess, romance ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, 1840s, victorian era, victorian england ...
Place: england, europe, san francisco, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Hanover Street (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Margaret is a nurse in England during WW2, and married to a secret agent. Things get complicated when she falls for David, an American pilot.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: secret mission, infidelity, romance, love triangle, fall in love, war, danger, dishonesty, heroes, love and romance, couples, secret agents ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: england, europe, france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.0
 685
August (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set in 1890s North Wales over a long, hot August weekend, the Victorian calm of a household is suddenly upset with the arrival of a London couple who impose their city ways and thoughts on the more rurally based family. An adaptation of Anton ...
Style: semi serious, clever, realistic, gloomy, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, self discovery, love triangle, friendship, unsupportive spouse, older woman younger man relationship, estate, romance, siblings relations, family gatherings, family in crisis, road not taken ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, victorian era, future
Place: wales, england, europe, scotland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Far from the Madding Crowd (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy, Far from the Madding Crowd is the story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene, who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, romantic, scenic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: looking for love, couple relations, love and romance, love affair, soldier, housekeeper, romance, wooing, dishonesty, society, couples, obsession ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
I Capture the Castle (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A love story set in 1930s England that follows 17-year-old Cassandra Mortmain, and the fortunes of her eccentric family, struggling to survive in a decaying English castle. Based on Dodie Smith's 1948 novel with the same name.
Style: feel good, semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, romance, couple relations, eccentric family, love and romance, couples, family relations, love triangle, siblings relations, fall in love, family life, escape from reality ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.7
 110K
Billy Elliot (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set against the background of the 1984 Miner's Strike, Billy Elliot is an 11 year old boy who stumbles out of the boxing ring and onto the ballet floor. He faces many trials and triumphs as he strives to conquer his family's set ways, ...
Style: touching, uplifting, feel good, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, family outing
Plot: follow your dream, dancer's life, ballet, hopes, audition, prejudice, friendship, poverty, dance school, coming of age, father son relationship, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1984, 1990s
Place: england, london, northern england, europe, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Heart of Me (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Drama set in 1930s London with two sisters, Madeleine married to Rickie, and Dinah, who falls in love with him. Rickie and Dinah begin an affair which is to have repercussions throughout all their lives.
Style: clever, gloomy, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, couples, family relations, love triangle, pregnancy, romance, love affair, parents and children, haunted by the past, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 7.3
 13K
Tess (1979)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 186 min.
Story: This multiple-Oscar-winning film by Roman Polanski is an exquisite, richly layered adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the d’Urbervilles. A strong-willed peasant girl (Nastassja Kinski, in a gorgeous breakthrough) is sent by her father to the ...
Style: atmospheric, gloomy, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: tragic love, farmer, nobility, marriage, love, revenge, murder, rape, peasant, stonehenge, innocence lost, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1880s, 18th century
Place: england, europe, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Wuthering Heights (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A poor boy of unknown origins is rescued from poverty and taken in by the Earnshaw family where he develops an intense relationship with his young foster sister, Cathy. Based on the classic novel by Emily Bronte.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, emotional, gloomy
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: tragic love, countryside, orphan, adoption, young lovers, romance, impossible love, estate, social differences, unfulfilled love, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A headstrong young teacher in a private school in 1930s Edinburgh ignores the curriculum and influences her impressionable 12 year old charges with her over-romanticized world view.
Style: talky, sentimental, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: boarding school, school, fascism, teacher, innocence lost, spanish civil war, school dance, dedicated educator, against the rules, coming of age, love affair, teachers and students ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: scotland, europe, edinburgh scotland, new jersey, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two young gentlemen living in 1890s England use the same pseudonym ("Ernest") on the sly, which is fine until they both fall in love with women using that name, which leads to a comedy of mistaken identities...
Style: clever, witty, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night, family outing, girls' night
Plot: mistaken identity, false identity, diary, comedy of errors, couple relations, romance, friendship, verbal byplay, new love, pleasure, relatives, country estate ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian, victorian era, 1890s ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.1
 2K
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: atmospheric, emotional, gothic, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fall in love, society, youth, couples, estate, nanny, french, rich and poor, social differences, romance, mystery, haunted by the past ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, victorian england
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Emperor's New Clothes (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, UK, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Napoleon, exiled, devises a plan to retake the throne. He'll swap places with commoner Eugene Lenormand, sneak into Paris, then Lenormand will reveal himself and Napoleon will regain his throne. Things don't go at all well; first, the ...
Style: humorous, touching, witty, talky, clever ...
Plot: hidden identity, fall in love, love and romance, disorder, lookalikes, romance, emperor, island, social differences, mistaken identity, fish out of water, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: france, europe, paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.0
 2K
Guinevere (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young girl from an affluent family rebels and becomes involved with a much older photographer.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, clever, feel good ...
Plot: photographer, dysfunctional family, bohemian, protege, older man younger woman relationship, romance, coming of age, young lovers, parents and children, fall in love, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, san francisco, usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Music from Another Room (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Music From Another Room is a romantic comedy that follows the exploits of Danny, a young man who grew up believing he was destined to marry the girl he helped deliver as a five year old boy when his neighbor went into emergency labor. Twenty-five ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, talky, touching, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: fall in love, destiny, romance, parents and children, love and romance, babies and infants, eccentric family, youth, family relations, love, cheating, blindness ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia, london, england, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Angels and Insects (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In Victorian England, wealthy patriarch Sir Harald Alabaster invites an impoverished biologist, William Adamson, into his home. There, William tries to continue his work, but is distracted by Alabaster's seductive daughter, Eugenia. William and ...
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: incest, destructive relationship, erection, siblings relations, scientist, parents and children, fall in love, class society, romance, love and romance, society, couples ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Northanger Abbey (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Ireland
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A young woman's penchant for sensational Gothic novels leads to misunderstandings in the matters of the heart.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, psychological ...
Plot: love and romance, estate, friendship, countryside, coming of age, inheritance, horse, fall in love, romance, couples, friends, couple relations ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Age of Innocence (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Tale of 19th century New York high society in which a young lawyer falls in love with a woman separated from her husband, while he is engaged to the woman's cousin.
Style: serious, clever, touching, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: love triangle, love and romance, infidelity, couples, couple relations, countess, lawyer, marriage, forbidden love, painting, high society, confession ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, victorian, 1870s, victorian era ...
Place: new york, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.1
 19K
Mansfield Park (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: This fun and sexy comedy tells a timelessly entertaining story where wealthy, secret passions and mischievous women put love to the test.. When a spirited young woman, Fanny Price, is sent away to live on the great country estate of her rich ...
Style: witty, semi serious, realistic, gloomy, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: country estate, slavery, estate, love triangle, fall in love, rich and poor, social differences, gender, love and romance, society, couples, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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