Movies and TV shows like Oliver Twist 1999

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Oliver Twist (1999)
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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, serious, emotional, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, child abuse, crimes, youth, confined, kidnapping, rich and poor, injustice, life is a bitch, apprentice, danger, social differences, society, coming of age, child in peril, young heroes, down on your luck, charles dickens, thief, poverty, boy, compassion, melancholy, cruelty, child's point of view
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1830s
Place: london, england, europe

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Most similar movies to Oliver Twist

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and touching films and TV series with plots about orphan, society, youth, social differences, family relations, life is a bitch and charles dickens mostly in Drama, Family and Crime genres. Some movies like Oliver Twist: Great Expectations (2011), David Copperfield (1999), Bleak House (2005), Emily of New Moon (1998), David Copperfield (1970). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Oliver Twist (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
TV show
Story: Charles Dickens' classical story about the young orphan boy in 1837 England is again re-filmed in grand fashion. Richard Dreyfuss portrays Fagin, the unscrupulous leader of the young pick-pockets Oliver (Alex Trench) initially falls in with ...
Style: touching, gloomy, sentimental, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, life is a bitch, danger, crimes, family, young heroes, society, gang, coming of age, youth, friends, child in peril ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1830s
Place: england, london, europe
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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 ...
Style: serious, realistic, twists and turns, atmospheric, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: orphan, generosity, lovers, rags to riches, convict, romance, inheritance, destiny, obsession, hopes, society, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian, 1820s, victorian era
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: realistic, serious, captivating, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: coming of age, orphan, charles dickens, life is a bitch, youth, family relations, power relations, manic, step parent, adulthood, down on your luck, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london
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100%
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Oliver Twist (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 176 min.
TV show
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: touching, sentimental, sincere, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: orphan, thief, child's point of view, street kid, social decay, friendship, society, youth, life is a bitch, injustice, danger, theft ...
Time: victorian england, 19th century, victorian
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, secret, intrigue, charles dickens, investigation, orphan, uncover truth, social differences, inheritance, haunted by the past, lawyer, murder ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, london, europe
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Emily of New Moon (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Emily of New Moon is a Canadian television series, which aired on CBC Television from 1998 to 2000. The series originally aired in the United States on the Cookie Jar Toons block on This TV and it is currently seen in Canada on the Viva, Bravo! and ...
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: orphan, family relations, family life, custody, family, coming of age, young heroes, island, uncover truth, starting over, family problems, grownups ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century
Place: canada
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100%
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: emotional, touching, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: orphan, coming of age, disagreement, 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
Place: europe, england, london
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63%
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 540 min.
TV show
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 ...
Plot: family relations, boarding school, single parent, dysfunctional family, orphan, society, bittersweet, boss, injustice, power relations, siblings relations, down on your luck ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
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56%
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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: serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: betrayal, inheritance, charles dickens, dishonesty, love and romance, life is a bitch, lifestyle, society, power relations, social differences, love affair, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, victorian england
Place: england, london, europe
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Rag Nymph (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Seperated from her prostitute mother as the woman flees on foot down the filthy mid-19th century streets of Newcastle from the police, ten year old Millie is taken under the wing of rag lady Aggie Winkovski and her crippled helper, Ben. Young Millie ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: prostitute, pimp, friendship, down on your luck, bittersweet, society, orphan, youth, young heroes, teenage life, starting over, kids in trouble ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1800s, victorian england
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
David Copperfield (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: An orphan with a rough childhood becomes a barrister.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: orphan, friendship, social differences, teaching the ways of the world, life is a bitch, young heroes, child as adult, survival, rich and poor, adulthood, society, boarding school ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, victorian era
Place: england
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50%
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Oliver Twist (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, UK, Czech Republic
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Oliver Twist the modern filmed version of Charles Dickens bestseller, a Roman Polanski adaptation. The classic Dickens tale, where an orphan meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: child abuse, orphanage, orphan, redemption, kidnapping, friendship, thief, boarding school life, lifestyle, injustice, danger, boarding school ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1830s, 1930s, 18th century
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Masterpiece Theatre: Bleak House (1985)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 391 min.
TV show
Story: Adaptation of the Dickens novel.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, bleak, stylized
Plot: lawsuit, family relations, orphan, murder, charles dickens, society, legal action, rivalry, journalism, introspection, human nature, destiny ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe, london
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Boy Called Twist (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The harrowing tale of a South African street-kid's search for love, based on Dickens' classic story. Growing up neglected in a rural orphanage, Twist escapes to the unpredictable freedom of Cape Town, where he falls in with Fagin's ...
Style: serious, sincere, touching, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: street kid, juvenile delinquency, young heroes, danger, orphan, society, youth, crimes, dishonesty, life is a bitch, rich and poor, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa
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Oliver! (1968)
Genre: Drama, Family, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist, a classic tale of an orphan who runs away from the workhouse and joins up with a group of boys headed by the Artful Dodger and trained to be pickpockets by master thief Fagin.
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, captivating, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, kids
Plot: orphan, street kid, child abuse, orphanage, theft, thief, group of criminals, the underworld, child in peril, dog, kids in trouble, pickpocket ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, 1830s, victorian era
Place: london, england, europe, britain
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44%
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: emotional, serious, 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: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: rich and poor, rise to the top, criminal heroes, love and romance, boarding school life, destiny, unfulfilled love, teaching the ways of the world, social differences, haunted by the past, obsession, society ...
Time: victorian, 19th century
Place: england
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40%
The Old Curiosity Shop (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A kindly shop owner whose overwhelming gambling debts allow a greedy landlord to seize his shop of dusty treasures. Evicted and with no way to pay his debts, he and his granddaughter flee.
Style: psychological, emotional, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: on the run, orphan, gambling, frame up, countryside, survival, downfall, addiction, unlikely criminals, life is a bitch, mysterious character, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: europe, england, london
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40%
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The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A fresh and distinctive take on Charles Dickens’ semi-autobiographical masterpiece, The Personal History of David Copperfield, set in the 1840s, chronicles the life of its iconic title character as he navigates a chaotic world to find his elusive ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, sentimental, captivating, semi serious
Plot: orphan, aunt, poverty, betrayal, friendship, social differences, child's point of view, survivor, society, guardian, maturation, boarding school life ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, 1800s, victorian, 80s
Place: england, europe, london
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40%
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Vanity Fair (1998)
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: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized, sincere ...
Plot: manipulation, satire, orphan, life turned upside down, power relations, couple relations, social differences, rich and poor, strong female presence, social climbing, high society, couples ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe, london
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Jane Eyre (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: After living a miserable life with her aunt, orphaned Jane Eyre is sent to Lowood, a residential school for children of limited means. Jane takes the advice of her friend and over many years takes her studies seriously, eventually advertising for a ...
Style: serious, stylized, sentimental, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, estate, governess, orphan, rich and poor, fall in love, couple relations, dark hero, society, social differences, blind character, power of love ...
Time: victorian, 19th century
Place: england, europe
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39%
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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, captivating, stylized, serious, psychological ...
Plot: working class, workplace, factory, society, factory worker, life is a bitch, power relations, mechanic, family relations, rich and poor, parents and children, workplace situations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england
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39%
House with a Turret (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ukraine
Duration: 80 min.
Story: During the final winter of WWII, as displaced persons return to their former homes in the Soviet Union, an 8-year-old boy is left alone when his mother dies en route.
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: orphan, on the road, youth, society, life is a bitch, human nature, wartime life, little boy, world war two, death of mother, down on your luck, coming of age ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: ukraine
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39%
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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: realistic, serious, clever, sentimental, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: nanny, butler, child abuse, high society, family relations, friends, power relations, social differences, friendship, bittersweet, master and servant, babies and infants ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, 90s, edwardian era
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Secret Garden (1975)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 210 min.
TV show
Story: TV miniseries adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett's novel.
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, family relations, estate, orphan, mischievous children, brat, self discovery, countryside, teaching the ways of the world, disability, social relations, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: europe, england
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38%
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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: captivating, realistic, serious, emotional
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war one, love and romance, society, manners, couples, estate, uneducated, family relations, social differences, family life, fall in love, couple relations ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: england, europe
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38%
The Mystery of Edwin Drood (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: An exploration of Charles Dickens's unfinished work in which the mystery of the murder of Edwin Drood is examined.
Style: tense, serious, atmospheric, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: murder, obsession, stalking, mystery, orphan, human nature, small town, crimes, uncover truth, perversion, danger, hate ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, europe
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38%
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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, crimes, investigation, family relations, police, period piece
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian era, 1840s
Place: england, london
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38%
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, stylized, realistic, sentimental, bleak ...
Plot: painting, lust, bohemian life, rebellion, lifestyle, love and romance, rebelliousness, couples, artist, artists and showbiz, performer's life, aristocracy ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s
Place: england, london, europe
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38%
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Jamaica Inn (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set in 1820 against the forbidding backdrop of windswept Cornish moors, the story follows the journey of young and spirited Mary who is forced to live with her Aunt Patience after the death of her mother. Mary arrives at the isolated Jamaica Inn to ...
Style: serious, touching, suspenseful, bleak, tense ...
Plot: petty criminal, dangerous attraction, murder, couples, danger, crimes, deadly, woman in danger, romancing a criminal, smuggling, innkeeper, hotel ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, georgian era
Place: england, cornwall
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37%