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North & South (2004)
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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 move to the North after her father decides to leave the clergy. The family struggles to adjust itself to the industrial town's customs, especially after meeting the Thorntons, a proud family of cotton mill owners who seem to despise their social inferiors. The story explores the issues of class and gender, as Margaret's sympathy for the town mill workers conflicts with her growing attraction to John Thornton. The serial is based on the 1855 Victorian novel North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell. It was adapted for television by Sandy Welch and directed by Brian Percival.
Style: sincere, captivating, touching, serious, sentimental, romantic, stylized, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fall in love, social differences, love and romance, love affair, rich and poor, prejudice, couple relations, pride and honor, unlikely couple, initially antagonists, young woman, society, parents and children, fish out of water, owner, master and servant, poverty, couples, romance, factory, working class, family relations, brother sister relationship, inheritance, youth ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1850s
Place: england

Most similar movies to North & South

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and stylized films and TV series with plots about love and romance, society, romance, social differences, couples, family relations and power relations mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like North & South: Pride and Prejudice (1995), Pride & Prejudice (2005), Jane Eyre (2006), Jane Eyre (2011), Poldark (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Pride and Prejudice (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 327 min.
Story: Jane Austen's classic novel about the prejudice that occurred between the 19th century classes and the pride which would keep lovers apart.
Style: witty, stylized, clever, atmospheric, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: love and romance, looking for love, rich and poor, couple relations, unlikely couple, prejudice, social differences, pride and honor, wooing, aristocracy, initially antagonists, fall in love ...
Time: victorian, 18th century, 19th century, 1810s
Place: england, europe, london, britain
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Pride & Prejudice (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 129 min.
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Style: romantic, witty, classic literature, captivating, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
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Time: victorian, 19th century, 18th century, 1790s
Place: england, britain, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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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: atmospheric, touching, serious, gothic, gloomy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
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Place: england, europe, britain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
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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, love and romance, rich and poor, family secret, master and servant, estate, power of love, fall in love, haunted by the past, unlikely couple, society, young woman ...
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Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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Poldark (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Britain is in the grip of a chilling recession... falling wages, rising prices, civil unrest - only the bankers are smiling. It's 1783 and Ross Poldark returns from the American War of Independence to his beloved Cornwall to find his world in ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, family saga
Plot: love and romance, estate, rich and poor, love affair, couple relations, family relations, society, master and servant, social differences, poverty, countryside, power relations ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1780s
Place: england, cornwall, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Sense and Sensibility (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 136 min.
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Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love affair, love triangle, romance, rich and poor, inheritance, jane austen, rich man poor woman, happy ending, love and romance, society, family relations, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 18th century, 1800s, 1810s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious, stylized
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s, victorian era
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Persuasion (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Persuasion is the newest adaptation of the classic Jane Austen novel of the same name published in 1818. Anne falls deeply in love with handsome young naval officer Frederick Wentworth at the age of nineteen.
Style: sentimental, emotional, classic literature, romantic, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love, love triangle, love affair, navy, couple relations, captain, poetry, rich and poor, fall in love, romance, love and romance, jane austen ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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Downton Abbey (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 58 min.
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Style: captivating, serious, stylized, realistic, tragicomedy
Audience: girls' night
Plot: estate, aristocracy, master and servant, family relations, family life, countryside, manners, love and romance, parents and children, social differences, inheritance, high society ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 20s, 1920s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 57 min.
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Style: romanticism, classic literature, romantic, sincere, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, society, love affair, rich and poor, love and romance, romance, love, sister sister relationship, jane austen, class differences, sisters, wooing ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe, london, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Scarlett (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Austria
Duration: 360 min.
Story: The greatest love story ever told began with Gone with the Wind and continues in this sweeping epic sequel, as Scarlett, Rhett and a host of unforgettable characters go from tragedy to triumph in an action-packed saga of international scope
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, captivating, epic
Audience: date night, girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Jane Eyre (1983)
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Duration: 30 min.
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Style: serious, sentimental, stylized, realistic
Audience: girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
The Inheritance (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: serious, touching, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
Northanger Abbey (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Ireland
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Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, psychological, romantic ...
Plot: love and romance, estate, friendship, fall in love, inheritance, society, family relations, aristocracy, jane austen, countryside, coming of age, horse ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Little Dorrit (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 420 min.
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Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 19th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
The Forsyte Saga (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 276 min.
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Style: touching, stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: couple relations, parents and children, society, love affair, social differences, love and romance, high society, rich and poor, family relations, dysfunctional family, architect, gem ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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The Thorn Birds (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 477 min.
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Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, family saga, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, couple relations, clergy, destiny, tragic love, love affair, love and romance, hopes, priest, social differences, fall in love, sex with a priest ...
Time: 50s, 30s, 40s, 20s, 20th century ...
Place: australia, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.1
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Becoming Jane (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A biographical portrait of a pre-fame Jane Austen and her romance with a young Irishman.
Style: touching, intellectual, romantic, sweet, factual ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: writer's life, unfulfilled love, jane austen, social differences, romance, love and romance, family, love, society, prejudice, empowerment, poverty ...
Time: 18th century, future, 1790s, 19th century
Place: england, ireland, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Way We Live Now (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 300 min.
Story: The Way We Live Now is a 2001 four-part television adaptation of the Anthony Trollope novel The Way We Live Now. The serial was first broadcast on the BBC and was directed by David Yates, written by Andrew Davies and produced by Nigel ...
Style: serious, witty, biting, realistic
Plot: intrigue, rich and poor, society, lifestyle, rise to the top, couple relations, fall in love, couples, power relations, love and romance, life is a bitch, prejudice ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, 1800s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Forsyte Saga (1967)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Adaptation from John Galsworthy's novels.
Style: stylized, serious, captivating, epic, touching ...
Plot: love and romance, love affair, rich and poor, couple relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, romance, family relations, intrigue, siblings relations, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 20th century, victorian era
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.9
 468K
The Notebook (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
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Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, romantic, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, true love, young lovers, love affair, love story, power of love, love triangle, lovers reunited, social differences, romance, fall in love, memory loss ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 90s, 1940s, 1990s
Place: south carolina, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 2K
Middlemarch (1994)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 375 min.
Story: A BBC dramatization of George Eliot's classic novel about the lives and loves of a group of people living on the cusp of the Industrial Revolution in a small town named Middlemarch. These include young Doctor Lydgate, who arrives at Middlemarch ...
Style: serious, clever, emotional, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: hospital, intrigue, doctor, social differences, politics, reform, inheritance, idealism, journalist, priest, romance, rich and poor ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 159 min.
Story: Based on a little known 1848 novel by Anne Bronte, Tara Fitzgerald stars as an enigmatic young woman who moves to 19th Century Yorkshire with a young son. Distancing herself from everyone in the village and their prying questions, she remains ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: betrayal, crumbling marriage, novelist, romance, couple relations, infidelity, looking for love, love affair, love triangle, rich and poor, working class, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 10K
Lost in Austen (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Amanda, an ardent Jane Austen fan, lives in present day London with her boyfriend Michael, until she finds she's swapped places with Austen's fictional creation Elizabeth Bennett.
Style: semi serious, humorous, romanticism, light, colourful ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: time travel, jane austen, parallel world, romance, aristocracy, prejudice, eligible bachelor, fall in love, parents and children, imaginary, family relations, verbal byplay ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s, 18th century
Place: england, europe, britain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Tess of the D'Urbervilles (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: Forced by poverty to seek support, the innocent Tess Durbeyfield seeks the help of the D'Urbervilles.
Style: clever, sincere, realistic, talky
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Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 605
Sparkhouse (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: The relationship between childhood sweethearts, a farmer's daughter and boy from a rich family, turns tumultuous in this modern interpretation of Wuthering Heights.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: farm, social differences, against the odds, love affair, romance, abuse, tragic love, unfulfilled love, love and romance, society, unfulfillment, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Crimson Petal and the White (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 274 min.
Story: Follow Sugar into the underbelly of Victorian London seething with vitality, sexuality, ambition and emotion.
Style: serious, captivating, biting, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: prostitute, couple relations, rich and poor, love affair, social climbing, rise and fall, mental illness, social differences, social decay, society, couples, power relations ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, victorian england, victorian era, 1880s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Sense and Sensibility (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 174 min.
Story: Two sisters of opposing temperaments find love and some heartbreak in Jane Austen's 18th century classic.
Style: feel good, semi serious, witty, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love, jane austen, love triangle, master and servant, unlikely couple, romance, village, infidelity, looking for love, love affair, rich and poor, siblings relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%